The case against travel
How to understand modern tourism
Welcome to Borderless. Every week, we handpick the best links on digital nomads, remote work and global mobility to help you navigate the quirks of living and working on the internet.
Portugal is the nomad hot spot, but is all the attention sustainable? People are flocking to Lisbon for its affordable cost of living, warm climate, and relaxed vibe. But the influx is putting a strain on the country's infrastructure and resources.
Clár Ní Chonghaile for The New European
According to a survey of 1,200+ nomads around the world, the top destination is (surprise!) Portugal. The survey also looked at nomad visas, frustrations and salaries, finding that over half of nomads earn between €10-50k per year, while less than 10% make more than €100,000.
Alexandra Bacon for Sifted
We like to think that travel introduces us to new cultures, broadens our horizons and makes us good global citizens. It’s branded as aspirational, something we should want to do without question. But what if it actually just brings out the worst in us?
Agnes Callard for The New Yorker
Buggy rides across craters, lunar golf and watching the Earth rise at dawn: the Moon is the next frontier in space travel. It sounds like a sci-fi fantasy, but Moon tourism is within our grasp. If we can just build the right telescopes, that is.
Joseph Silk for Aeon
The traditional model of economic development is no longer viable. The rise of remote work has disrupted cities' competition for corporate headquarters, and tourism authorities are struggling to adapt to new travel patterns.
Lev Kushner and Greg Lindsay for Bloomberg
Don’t be that person in line at security. From the adventurer who avoids questions to the flier with faulty luggage, TSA agents break down exactly what not to do when passing through airports.
Lydia Mansel for Travel + Leisure
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