Wondering what it's like to be a digital nomad? On this trip I take my work on the road with me for a "workcation" in the Outsite coliving space in the exciting, creative city of Austin. Outsite is a coliving and coworking space all in one, allowing you to work during your stay and meet a community of other freelancers, remote workers, and creatives who love to travel.
Watch my week in the Austin Outsite Coliving Space:
9:00AM - Waking up at Outsite
First, it's time to grab a cup of tea and prepare a quick breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen. Of course, the kitchen is fully stocked with coffee makers, assorted teas, and arabica coffee.
The coliving house has spacious work areas, six private bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen for cooking, and a laundry room. It's the perfect place to stay if you are looking to move to a new city, meet new people, or if you want to have a more authentic experience while traveling. The idea is that you can share the community spaces and save money.
10:00 AM - Time to Grind
In the morning, it's time to get work done from the Outsite coliving space. The work space is quiet with plenty of natural light, making it a productive space. The house comes equipped with a conference room, printer, and high speed internet.
âI catch up on email, join my morning conference calls, plan out my day, and follow up with the folks at Hopscotch to organize a visit to their interactive art show.
2PM - Head to the city with new friends from Outsite
In the late afternoon, I hit up a few of my coliving housemates to organize a group outing in the city. Outsite makes it easy to connect with the other people in the house using the group chat in Whatsapp.
âMany of my other housemates are photographers, so we instantly connected over our love for finding photo shoot spots. We check out Austin's tallest mural by Josef Kristofoletti, located in the downtown.
3PM Street Art Tour
âAustin is famous for its eclectic neighborhoods, street art, and delicious food trucks. Many of the most famous murals and foodie spots are less than a half mile walk from the colving space. I snapped a few photos before heading to a nearby cafe to finish up work for the day.
5PM - Dinner time
âFor dinner, I check out the Elizabeth Street Cafe located right near the coliving space. I grab a seat on the cozy patio with a fellow Outsite member and enjoy the delicious pho and banh mi.
6PM - Barton Springs Trail Group Outing
âIt's time to unwind and check out Austin's natural scenery. My coliving housemates and I have finished work for the day and decide to organize a group outing. We Uber over to the Barton Springs Trail to capture the night views of the city.
9PM - Late Night Eats
Last by not least, it's not a trip to Austin without tacos and margaritas. We walk over to nearby Fresa's for some late night grub before heading back to the Outsite space. to catch some sleep.
My trip to Austin felt like a vacation, but it was one of the most productive trips I have taken. I was able to get work done in an inspiring environment while meeting likeminded creatives, technologists, and entrepreneurs. Also, I was able to stay longer than usual since I had all the necessities of home, allowing me get beyond surface level travel and truly experience the city from a local point of view.
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It's time for a trip to the wild wild west with a trip to Sacramento. I have lived in California a long time and I cannot believe it's taken me this long to explore diverse and dynamic city. This historic gold rush city has so much to offer from farm to fork restaurants, a restored old town, museums, and the State Capitol Building of course!
1. California State Capitol - This iconic building is modeled after the US Capitol Building in Washington DC and houses the California state legislator and the governor. You can tour the building daily or visit at night when it is all lit up.
2. Brunch - Head over to the farm to fork restaurant Beast and Bounty, which is found in the trendy urban retail area called the Ice Blocks in Midtown Sacramento.
3. Cuisine from Around the World - Sacramento is one of the most diverse cities in America where you can find authentic cuisine from literally every corner of the world, including Chinese, Ethiopian, and Haitian. In fact, at each of these restaurants, we were able to meet the owners who grew up in their home country and brought the recipes straight to Sacramento.
4. Old Town Sacramento - The restored old town takes you back into time to the 1800s gold rush era of Sacramento. There are 50 restored buildings, including restaurants, saloons, antiques, and museums.
5. California Railroad Museum - Sacramento is known for the groundbreaking site of the Transcontinental Railroad built between 1863 and 1869. It was one of the largest engineering feats in American history as the rail crossed though the treacherous Sierra Nevada Mountains. Go all aboard the historic steam engines in the family-friendly California Railroad Museum.
6. Historic Neighborhoods - Walk through the downtown to see the funky Victorian-era homes. Another fun fact, is Sacramento is known as the "City of Trees" for having the most trees per capita in America.
7. Golden 1 Center - Catch a Kings Game or a concert at the Golden 1 Center, a fun vibrant sports arena. The area is surrounded by fun bars and pubs.
What are your favorite places to visit in Sacramento? Comment below!
Where can you find medieval castles, world class wine, mud baths, and redwood forests within a weekend trip? The one and only Calistoga, California of course! Calistoga is about two hours north of San Francisco and we explore the region with the Calistoga Wine Passport which grants us access to the numerous tasting rooms. We visit the winery that helped put Napa on the map, Chateau Montelena and a medieval Tuscan style castle winery called Castello di Amorosa. The natural scenery around Calistoga includes the breathtaking redwood forest of the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve.
Weekend in Calisotoga Vlog:
Castillo di Amorosa - Medieval Tuscan Castle and Winery
Chateau Montelena - Historic winery and chateau. This wine estate produces the famous sauvignon blanc which won the 1973 Judgement of Paris blind tasting competition, an event that put Napa on the map.
Wineries featured in this vlog:
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