January 2023 2 min read

Profession: Software Engineer and World Traveler

At Liftric we offer our workers the chance to work remotely from anywhere in the world. The terms digital nomad and teleworkers refer to people who work remotely. This is a lifestyle that has become popular in the last few years, especially because of the freedom that comes with it.

At Liftric digitalization is our core; even though we are not remote first, we gladly support hybrid work. So as a software company with a modern workplace, we are familiarised with remote nomads.

Traveling the world while building apps doesn't sound too bad”, says our Mobile Engineer Jan Gaebel, who just returned from his last trip.

Today, a location-independent lifestyle can be easy in many professions where just a laptop and Wi-Fi to access the Internet are needed. This makes it possible by working from cafes or co-working spaces.

Some choose to be permanent backpackers while others prefer more glamorous trips and stay in five-star hotels. In one way or the other, remote workers must remain focused and deliver their work responsibilities consistently.

At Liftric, we have a great example of this, Jan Gaebel, who has been working with us for 3 years, has this last summer began his travel adventures. He travels to different countries and stays there for a few weeks at a time, then moves on to the next place.

We got to talk to him and ask about his experience so far:

How are you traveling?

I try to travel slowly, at least 4 weeks at a place. This allows me to properly accustom to my new surrounding, maintain my routine, and connect with people.

How was your transition into this lifestyle?

Since I’m already used to working from home the transition was not that hard. Staying longer at a destination definitely helps to fight the urge to get out and about.

Any advice for people who also want to combine working and traveling?

Try stepping out of your comfort zone and avoid living in a bubble. You’ll miss out a lot if you only stay in areas that are catered towards tourists and expats. In the end, the goal is to get to know different cultures and experience living at those places, at least for me.