How To Stay Fit While Traveling & Still Try New Foods

Being healthy is key to feeling good, and while traveling you want to feel your best. Traveling can be stressful though; your routine can get derailed and your health can pay the price. That’s why we wanted to share our tips to stay fit while traveling (and still try new foods!). It’s important to not let the changes while traveling completely throw you off. Instead, embrace them and figure out the best ways for you to stay healthy.

Our Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling

Use exploring as an excuse to exercise.

Go for a run on a beachfront esplanade, or tackle a steep set of stairs to visit a monument. Pack a good pair of running shoes, and take your phone to track your steps. Also, try a new class like spin or yoga at a local studio. You can meet people with similar interests, and even if there is a language barrier during the class, you can generally figure it out by instructors’ movements.

Buy basic workout equipment.

This small investment pays off. Purchase a cheap yoga mat and bring resistance bands for an at-home work out when you don’t have time to hit the gym. Apps like Nike Training Club or Sweat with Kayla Itsines have workouts that can be done anywhere, with or without equipment. For extra weight, try using large water bottles (or wine bottles) for squats and lunges.

Everything in moderation.

You’ve heard this before, but it’s extra important when traveling. Of course, go enjoy tapas in Spain and beer in Budapest, but while maintaining your health. One of the best parts of spending time abroad is merging your lifestyle with the culture of your new home. That’s why having your own apartment while abroad is so important. Make a simple healthy breakfast at home or toss together a salad with fresh market fish and veggies for dinner. Balancing your diet is key to experiencing the delicious food of the region, and knowing what choices provide nutritious, satisfying meals.

stay fit while travelingShop at local markets.

In cities across Europe (and elsewhere) markets provide easy access to fresh ingredients. There’s a reason nutritionists recommend perimeter shopping at the grocery store. A market is the more authentic, local version of perimeter shopping, as most vendors sell fresh, healthy, local and delicious foods.

Establish a new routine.

Your routine won’t be the exact same as at home, but that is a good thing! Figure out the best time to work out, shop for healthy foods, and include downtime for reflection. If you’re adjusting to a warmer climate, beat the heat and go for a run in the morning. Possibly the most important, take time to reflect on your new experiences. Your mental health is as important as physical, so take time to work on mindfulness and appreciate your adventure. When you book with Behere while working remotely, you’ll be able to make your own schedule and have a foundation.


Take time to stretch! Before and after long flights this is especially important. After long workdays as well. Five minutes of stretching can go a long way so stand up, lay down, however you prefer – stretch it out!

Using these tips can ensure you stay healthy while enjoying your time traveling. Adapting your current routine, and making changes to suit your new environment will set you up for success. Remember, it’s all about balance and staying active, so you can forget about any post-baguette regret!

Behere was created for you – to help you keep your routine, and stay productive, while in new cities. Plan your next trip below, in less than 2 minutes!

Written by Katie Tatham and Meesen Brown.

The Best of Croatia: Why You Should Visit Split

With so many amazing cities around the world, it’s often hard to choose where to go. Split is one of our most popular cities and it’s no wonder. With amazing beaches, culture, food and blue blue water, this is why you should visit Split.

What’s Split like?

Split, is located on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. Beautiful beaches and blue water surround this ancient Croatian city. With heavy Roman influences in the architecture and a bustling city centre, this city is a fantastic place to wander and explore, before spending an evening catching sunset on the esplanade over a drink. A rather small city, with a population of 176,314, but friendly people who speak Croatian and English.


Split has a relatively warm climate, year round. December – February can get a little chilly, but it has amazingly warm spring through fall. Located right on the water, ferries run regularly to the spectacular islands surrounding Split April – October.


Croatian food has a heavy eastern European influence, with lots of meat based dishes. Being right on the water, they also have great seafood options and Italian infusions. We recommend Zifandel Food and Wine Bar for great dinner and drinks, 4Coffee Soul Food for a great people watching spot and Kinoteka Food and Bar for a nice ambience and meal.


Split has a smaller but great expat community, with people from around the world calling it home thanks to it’s great climate and beauty. There’s lots going on in this city, with hikes, endless water sports, winery tours and more. Learn a new skill, join a running group or meet new people over drinks – it’s up to you!

Weekend Trips

Split is a great spot to be based, with easy access to the rest of the country as well as Europe. A trip to Split is not complete without a weekend to the island of Hvar, with a hilltop fortress, amazing beaches and inland lavender fields. Also worth a visit, is the northern city of Zadar and the nearby Krka National Park – go early to hike and visit these stunning waterfalls.

Split has so much to offer, its no wonder it’s one of our most popular locations. Book your trip to Split below!

The Best Things to Do in Barcelona: Why You Should Visit

With so many amazing cities around the world, it’s hard to choose where to travel to next. Barcelona attracts nearly 16 million visitors each year and it’s no wonder people flock to this city. With amazing architecture, culture, food, art, hiking, and beaches, there are countless reasons why you’ll love visiting Barcelona.

So what’s Barcelona like?

For those that aren’t familiar with Spanish culture, it is one that enjoys a laidback lifestyle. This means tons of amazing food and drinks, siestas and quality time spent in the sun.

Barcelona is our favorite Spanish city thanks to its spectacular international food scene, incredible selection of museums and great location on the Mediterranean. It’s one of the most visited cities in the world and it’s easy to see why. In just one day you can stroll past beautiful architecture and amazing history, plus visit city centre beaches or hike up a nearby mountain.

However, that’s not all. Barcelona has quickly become a tech/startup hub and a great place to spend time as a remote worker. With countless coworking spaces and events, it’s a wonderful place to network. Plus, if you’re looking to brush up on your language skills they speak both Spanish and Catalan there, although most everyone speaks English too.

Barcelona is one of the best places to start your work and travel adventures as it’s a large, modern city with everything you need. 


With a great climate year-round, and 320 days of sunshine on average, this city is fantastic at any time of year. That said, tourists flock to Barcelona in summer (July and August especially). So if you prefer to visit when it’s less crowded, the shoulder seasons (March – June) and (September – December) are recommended.


Spain takes its cuisine very seriously and there are quite a few restaurants in Barcelona that have Michelin stars. Not to worry though if fine dining isn’t your thing because Barcelona has restaurants of all kinds. Spain is known for tapas and sangria but there’s so much more than that. Head to less touristy spots, not right on the main drag, for a much better meal (and price).

We recommend Tantarantana for tapas in El Born, La Cala Barceloneta for breakfast / coffee by the sea, and Can Ros for authentic paella in the old fishing village of Barceloneta. There are so many restaurants to choose from though, we shared a list of more of our favorites here.


We always recommend living in the seaside neighborhood of Barceloneta as you are just a minute or two walk to the beach, and a close walk to the city center. Living in the old city, Ciutat Vella, or Eixample is great too. They are lovely places to wander, shop and eat in. Gracia is also a fantastic neighborhood to base in, with great restaurants and large squares full of people eating and drinking in the sun.

Community & Happenings

Barcelona has a very large expat community as people from all over Europe, and the world, desire to call it home. This is largely due to its fantastic climate and reasonable cost of living. This means there are always vaarious meetups and events going on, and something for everyone. You can also check out what’s happening, and when, by visiting TimeOut Barcelona for weekly happenings.

Weekend Trips

Being based in a large hub like Barcelona means you have access to cheap flights all over Europe (sometimes for as little as $2/flight!). It’s quick and cheap to hop over to Italy or Germany for the weekend.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, you can head up the coast by train and beach hop. You can also take the train into Southern France to visit the charming town of Collioure. A high-speed train will get you to Madrid or Paris in just a few hours. You can also rent a car (or take a BlaBlaCar) anywhere that isn’t on a train line.

A more touristy day trip from Barcelona is a trip to Montserrat. We recommend taking the train, then opting to hike rather than take the funicular to the top. You’ll get some exercise and see some amazing views. If you’re into hiking there are hundreds of amazing spots just a quick train or car ride away from Barcelona.

Finally, visiting a winery or taking a cooking class is something visitors often want to do in Barcelona. If that’s you, our team can recommend some amazing spots for you.

The city really has something for everyone, with fantastic food, art, history, shopping, beaches and more. It’s no wonder our founder, Meesen, is based there. To book your trip to Barcelona, get started below!

The Best Times of the Day to Exercise In Order to Sleep Well

New research says to avoid vigorous workouts at this time.

By Elizabeth Yuko

With a busy work, family, and social schedule, it can feel especially tough to squeeze a workout into our day. Not only that, but if you do manage to take the time to exercise, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most bang for your workout buck.

One Thrive Microsteps (a too-small-to-fail, science-backed behavior change that you can implement right away) is to exercise each day, because any type of physical activity will help you sleep better. But are some times of day better for a workout than others?

Traditionally, experts have suggested avoiding nighttime exercise in order to maintain good sleep hygiene, Howard LeWine, M.D., the editor-in-chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch notes. But he points to a new study, published in Sports Medicine, which suggests that you actually can exercise in the evening without disturbing your sleep, as long as you still avoid vigorous activity for at least one hour before going to bed. So how does exercising at different times of day (and night) affect your sleep?

Evening workouts

After examining the results of 23 different exercise and sleep studies, researchers found that people who exercised in the evening fell asleep faster and achieved deeper sleep than they would otherwise. The exception to this is anyone who did high-intensity exercise — such as interval training — less than one hour before bedtime. In those instances, it took people longer to fall asleep, and they experienced poorer sleep quality. If you do prefer an evening workout, it’s best to stick to less vigorous activities.

Morning workouts

Exercising first thing in the morning can also prompt deeper sleep at night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. For instance, the NSF’s research has found that people who worked out on a treadmill at 7 a.m. slept longer at night, experienced deeper sleep cycles, and spent 75 percent more time in the most reparative stages of sleep than those who exercised later on.

Afternoon workouts

If getting up early isn’t an option, the NSF also found that working out in the afternoon has its own set of benefits — including the fact that your body temperature is one or two degrees warmer than it is in the morning, which means you’ll move around more efficiently, decreasing your chance of injuries. Afternoon exercise can also help with your nighttime sleep because working out raises your body’s core temperature for four to five hours. Later in the evening, when your temperature decreases, that change signals to your body that it’s time to get ready to sleep.

At Behere, we’re big supporters of maintaining your routine – that includes exercise – no matter where you are in the world. That’s why choosing a fitness studio, along with apartment and workspace, is a core part of your lifestyle in a new city. Check us out and get started below!

Originally posted on Thrive Global. Written by Elizabeth Yuko, Staff Writer/Editor at Thrive Global.

The Best of Portugal: Why You Should Visit Lisbon

With so many amazing cities around the world, it’s often hard to choose where to go. Lisbon is one of the most visited cities in Europe and it’s no wonder. With amazing architecture, colorful tiles, culture and food, this is why you should visit Lisbon.

What’s Lisbon like?

This fantastic city is the capital of Portugal. Lisbon is an amazing, diverse city with cobblestone streets, trams and rolling hills. Nicknamed the city of 7 hills, you’ll definitely do a lot of walking here. Partially destroyed by an earthquake decades ago, much of the city and it’s history still remains. It’s bustling with lots to see and do, and eat and drink. Many say it reminds them of San Francisco with a similar bridge and many hills, but we know it has much more charm and history. Lisbon has a diverse population and culture, they speak Portuguese and are influenced by various parts of Europe. Fado, a popular dance, originated here.


lisbonThe climate is great in Lisbon, with fairly mild winters and hot, hot, hot summers. Like other cities in Europe, if you prefer to visit when there are less people around, the shoulder seasons of March – June and September – December are the best times to visit. Summer is of course beautiful here too, however it’s quite busy and super hot (hello 90F, 40C).


Portuguese food is desired by many. Famous for Pastel de Nata’s, the sweet custard/egg filled tart adored by many, Portugal also has great green wine, grown in the North, delicious coffee and unbeatable seafood. We recommend breakfast at the Sama Sama, for delicious crepes, lunch at the Mercado da Ribeira which has many different food options to choose from and dinner at O Chiado, a Portuguese restaurant.


We recommend living in Principe Real, a more upscale and trendy neighborhood that has fantastic shopping and eateries. If you prefer to be central, Chiado – Baixa are other areas we recommend, with amazing history and cozy bars and eateries.


Lisbon has one of the most active expat communities in Europe, with lots of people calling this city home thanks to it’s great climate and affordability. There is always something going on in this city, with meetups and events every night. Learn a new skill, join a running group or meet new people over drinks – it’s up to you! Plus see what the weekly happenings are on TimeOut Lisbon.

Weekend Trips

Lisbon is a great city to be based out of, with easy access to the rest of the country as well as Europe. A trip to Lisbon is not complete without a weekend at the Algarve Coast, the mesmerizing southern coast of Lisbon with amazing rock formations and beaches. Also worth a visit, is the northern city of Porto – do a wine tasting and wander the historic streets or take a cruise down the Douro river.

Lisbon has so much to offer, its no wonder it’s one of our most popular locations. Get started below!

This is How to Convince your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

Many of us would love to work remotely, but fear our bosses or employers won’t allow us to. Convincing them may seem like an uphill battle, so we’ve put together a list of benefits for both your boss and you, to make it a bit easier. Plus, we’ve also created a Letter for Your Boss for some ideas on how to start the conversation.

Here are some key benefits of remote work, to help you convince your boss to let you work remotely:

  1. Studies show that remote workers are 20% more productive

    • They also show that employees that work remotely are twice as likely to work 40+ hours a week on important tasks. This is because they appreciate the flexibility and want to show their dedication to the projects that really matter.
  2. Distributed employees mean big cost savings for companies

    • Office space is becoming more and more expensive, as are all the office supplies, lunches, equipment and events. What’s more, over 50% of professionals have left a company or considered leaving because their employer lacked flexibility.
  3.  Work flexibility equals more loyal employees

    • Higher loyalty means higher productivity, which ultimately leads to decreased turnover (and more savings for companies). Employees are appreciative to their employers for the flexibility thus, feel more aligned with their roles and the companies mission.
  4. Employees that work remotely are both healthier and happier

    • At a time when society is really highlighting and promoting heath, this is a key benefit for employers and employees. Healthier employees are also more productive employees. What’s more, studies have shown remote workers take less sick / personal days. On an average day, a one way commute is 30 mins, which is about the same time it takes people to run 2-3 miles – on a yearly basis, that’s thousands of extra miles run for you.
  5.  Remote workers feel inspired and refreshed by changing their environment

    • Being away from the office (and spending time in a new city), gives people a fresh perspectives, increases their creativity, provokes new ideas and leads to exciting new experiences. This ultimately gives employees a much needed kickstart for new projects, ideas or goals. Plus, it can create great networking opportunities.
  6. Better work-life integration

    • Working remotely gives employees time to accomplish tasks that otherwise get neglected, as well as gives them more time to spend time with loved ones, travel or enjoy hobbies. This also adds to employee moral, a more refreshed outlook and more dedicated, driven employees.

To ease your boss into the idea, we recommend suggesting to try remote working once a week and work up to a full month of remote work. This is especially effective after a super busy period at the office, as it enables you recharge out of the office, during a quieter period.

**If you’ve talked to your boss about the benefits, read the Letter to Your Boss and still are having no luck getting them to budge – check out our Resources page for websites to find remote work and helpful tips to get started freelancing.**

Once you’ve finalized remote work with your boss, we highly recommend you use the opportunity to travel. We started Behere in the top cities for remote workers, around the world, so you can work remotely, without headaches. Find out more about how Behere helps make it a seamless transition and book your next month abroad here.

These are 20 of the Best Free Tools for Freelancers

With so many tools and resources out there for freelancers, we put together a list of the best free tools for freelancers.

As more and more people become freelancers, there’s always new tools popping up. So we’ve put together this list of the best tried and tested tools – both classic and new – to help you on your freelance journey. Check them out below!

The Best Free Tools for Freelancers


For organization and storage: Google Docs, Sheets, Drive and Cal

Good old Google has fantastic tools to stay on top of your tasks, share documents and photos with clients, and keep track of your budget and expenses. We recommend adding deadlines into your GCalendar as well to never miss one!

For storage and sharing: Dropbox

Share large videos and photo files with clients with a link. Create separate folders for different clients and stay organized. The free plan has up to 2GB or you can upgrade for more.

For automation: IFTTT

IFTTT, or “if this then that”, is one of the best task automation tools around. They integrate different apps and platforms together easily. You just select an app or platform, and a ‘trigger action’ that causes an event in another (or the same) application.


For it all: AND CO

AND CO literally does it all; send proposals, invoice, get paid and manage your time and tasks. After their acquisition by Fiverr, their app became free and it integrates with apps you already use – it’s a winner.

For creating contracts: Bonsai

With Bonsai you can create a free Freelance Contract with a great template and they have simple e-signing. Contract, sorted!

For Invoicing: Wave

Create professional invoices, for free! You can custom invoices and it is fast and easy to create them. No more spending hours creating invoices!

For time tracking: Toggl

You can keep track of your hours and productivity by logging your time with Toggl. Freelance writers who charge by the hour can share reports with clients to increase transparency on where you spend your time.


For scheduling calls: Calendly

No more going back and forth on finding a time for a call. With Calendly, create a free link and set the hours you’re available. Plus, it integrates with your Gmail Calendar so no need to update it every time you add something in your calendar.

For easy time zone crunching: Every Time Zone

It’s a headache to look up and calculate time zones every time you’re trying to schedule a call. Every Time Zone gives you a simple visual to see where your time lands in everyone else’s day.

For video calls: Gruveo

If you have a strong internet connection, Gruveo is a simple tool for video calls. You don’t need to install anything – just name your own conference room, get a unique link, and share that with your clients.

For recording interviews: Rev Voice Recorder

Rev Voice Recorder is a handy app for recording your video calls or in-person interviews. It’s free to record and save audio files, and you can pay for their service to transcribe your calls.


For SEO and keyword research: Answer the Public

Use Answer the Public to research SEO and keywords. It’s a powerful tool to see simple visualizations of search data. This tool finds questions that people asks on forums, blogs and on social media.

For improving headlines: CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer

Perfecting your headline is half the battle. Headline Analyzer lets you check your headline’s score by length, use of emotional or powerful words, and readability.

For typing faster: TextExpander

Looking for shortcuts? TextExpander helps you abbreviate commonly used phrases, email addresses, and signatures with keyboard shortcuts. Freelance writers who are part of a remote team can share messaging with your teammates so they can also take advantage of your snippets.

For making your content shareable: TweetDis

This app helps you highlight text in your articles so people can Tweet it with one click. People love tweeting what makes them look good to their followers – quotes, insights, stats, and ideas.

For scheduling content: Later

Plan in advance, create captions, add hashtags, schedule and forget about it! Plan and schedule a month’s worth of social posts then use Autopost to schedule them at the best hours and never forget about sharing your content again.

For design (for non-designers): Canva

Use this if you want to add graphics and beautiful designs to your articles or marketing materials. Canva is a simple tool for making amazing designs. Play around with photo filters, icons, and fonts and drag-and-drop your assets into existing templates.


For putting yourself out there: Fiverrr

Create a profile for free, share your skills, then get found by thousands of people on the platform. A great way to start out and have early clients find you. Plus you can get reviewed and build up a portfolio.

For growing your portfolio: Behance

Specifically for freelance designers, create your Behance portfolio, find others you like and start building a following. Use Behance to find inspiration, and grow your portfolio.

For following topics and news: Feedly

Follow topics of interest and the latest blog posts with Feedly. Organize your topics in collections and see popular articles in one place and bookmark articles to read later.  

Made the transition to freelance and want to travel while working? Find vetted private apartments, plus places to work, and workout, around the world here.

This is Why You Should Solo Travel at Least Once in Your Life

We’re firm believers that everyone should solo travel at least once in their life. Not only are there amazing benefits – like moving at your own pace – but it also teaches you a lot about yourself and the world. There’s so many reasons you should travel on your own, so we’ve shared our top reasons you should travel solo.

  1. You get to go at your own pace.

    • Arguably the best part of solo travel is that you get to decide where you want to go, when you want to go. Wake up not feeling like dealing with crowds? Take a rest day and head to a park or the beach with your fav book or podcast. Want to check out a unique market or museum? No one will tell you they don’t want to. It’s the best way to see new places, on your own terms.
  2. It pushes you out of your comfort zone.

    • When you travel with someone else, you always have a friend to rely on or talk to. But when you’re on your own, you have to do the navigating, make the decisions and push yourself to talk to others. You’ll quickly get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable, and you’ll realize it’s not actually that scary striking up a conversation with someone. Bring a journal or write notes on your phone about your trip and you’ll realize all the growing you’re doing.
  3. You become more independent.

    • Going places on your own is a surefire way to become more independent. You are forced to figure out where you’re going, how to get there and what to do, on your own. It shows you just how resilient and smart you are and gives you a much needed kick, if you’re one to let others figure things out.
  4. You can be more spontaneous.

    • Get a sudden invite to join a new friend for dinner or a concert? Great, go for it! Meet a local and get invited to a local cultural event or party? Dive in! Hear about a super interesting or unique retreat or weekend event? Get on a bus, train or plane and go! The possibilities are endless when you have no one else’s opinions to consider.
  5. It leads to self-discovery and self-love.

    • Traveling on your own gives you lots of ‘me time’ which ends up helping you figure out ‘you’. You better understand yourself – what you want and need – when you’re on your own and outside of your normal environment. It also gives you time to appreciate you. Spend some quality time with yourself; exercise, walk, try new foods, slow down and give yourself some love.
  6. It gives you more freedom.

    • Traveling solo gives you all the freedom when it comes to where you’re going, when you’re going, how long you’re going and more. It means you can do nothing all day, or can fill your days as you desire. You can also eat where you want, when you want, or choose to cook all your meals. One thing we will say is that when you’re planning your trip, give yourself time. So often people try to cram in as much as possible in quick trips and end up feeling more burnt out than before they started. That’s why Behere bookings are for 30 days or more, to give you time to really sink into the new city, see it, take side trips and still have a place to call ‘home’.
  7. You make more meaningful connections and friendships

    • When you’re traveling with others, you’re often closed off from new people without realizing it. But when you’re on your own, you don’t have your travel companions to talk to, so you’re forced to make friends – or hang on your own. If you’re shy, a great way to meet people is going to different fitness studios (plus you’ll keep a routine) or meetups to meet people with similar interests. Or if you’re working while traveling, we always recommend coworking spaces and they’re a great place to meet people, attend events and more. At Behere we also have city hosts in each location, which is a local or expat that’s there to show you around and be a friendly face.

There are so many other benefits to traveling solo, but these are some of our teams favorites. If you’re feeling brave and ready to book your first (or next) solo trip, we’re here to help. You can choose from our cities below or reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Look forward to seeing you out there!

The Best of Canggu: Why You Should Visit Bali

With so many amazing cities around the world, it’s often hard to choose where to go. Bali, is high up on many people’s bucketlists and it’s no wonder. With amazing natural landscape, a wonderful culture, fantastic food and stunning sunsets, this is why you should visit Bali.

What’s Canggu, Bali like?

Canggu is a surf town on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Bali is a naturally beautiful island with stunning beaches, sunsets, rice paddies and waterfalls, to name a few. The religion on the island is Hindu and the people are incredibly friendly and happy.

Canggu is for you if you enjoy a laidback pace of life, surfing or strolling on the beach, meeting new people, networking and eating delicious, healthy food.


The climate is tropical, warm and humid with rainy season October through April and dry season May through September. Rainy season is still a nice time to visit Bali, although December and January are often very wet months.


The food in Bali is something else. With so many Australian expats, there are a ton of Australian influenced cafes and restaurants. They all have healthy choices and you can find a smoothie bowl or avocado on toast just about anywhere. The local food is served at warungs and consist of a lot of rice and eggs and tempeh. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, Canggu has endless options for you.

We recommend The Shady Shack for delicious, super healthy bites, Crate Cafe for large, cheap breakfasts and Dandelion for an authentic, Indonesian meal in a nice garden setting. The best way to find new places though is to hop on your scooter and zip around the streets to find your favorite spots to chow down.

visit canggu


Bali is home to thousands of expats, and the community is always growing. There are regularly various events and meetups occurring and we work closely with our workspace partners to share them. For the absolute best community feel we recommend Dojo Bali to really connect with others, learn at masterminds and make life long friends. They also regularly hold cultural trips and community outreach programs to clean up Bali and learn more about the local culture.

Weekend Trips

For a weekend trip we always recommend checking out Ubud, the yoga/zen oasis in the heart of the rice fields. Not a far drive, this charming town in the jungle has lots to see and is a great place to get away and recharge.

For a more fast-paced trip, we recommend Uluwatu, the amazing surf spot just a couple hours drive. Here you can watch the surfers by day then head to a beach club for an afternoon of letting loose. 

And, before you head to Bali, check out our post of things to know before you go.

Bali has so much to offer, and at very affordable prices, it’s no wonder it’s our most popular location in Asia. To book your trip to Canggu, get started below!

The Founder of Freelancing Females’ Top Tips to Freelancing

Are you considering freelancing? Welcome to the world of being your own boss! It’s a rewarding, challenging place to be. So we asked Freelance expert and founder of Freelancing Females, Tia Meyers, for her top freelancing tips.

  • Create your portfolio

    • The resume is practically dead in the freelance world. Portfolios can help bring your work to life  and allow your personality to shine through. Set up a portfolio site (I recommend Webflow and Squarespace) with a clear title of roles you want to be hired for, examples of your work, testimonials and a point of contact.
  • Build out a contract

    • No matter how small the job, always use a contract and ensure it is signed upfront. If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a great contract creator ( Additionally, in my contracts I outline the scope to always reference back to, my hours of availability and the ways you can get in touch with me. You’ll be thankful when you start receiving 11pm “emergency” phone calls with questions that could easily be answered by Google.
  • Start when you’re ready

    • Before you decide to throw your papers into the air and yell “I QUIT” there’s a few steps you need to take. Transitioning from a full-time job to freelance is quite a big change. You are now responsible for every aspect of your business. So it’s time to set yourself up for success. Line up your clients, save for at least 3 months of expenses (there are slow times) and get ready to market yourself.
  • Tell everyone!

    • No one will know you are available for work until you tell them. Friends, family, previous coworkers, LinkedIn, and Facebook are your new best friends when it comes to finding clients. People get busy and sometimes a simple follow-up email can open up an opportunity you otherwise might have missed.
  • Stick to your rates

    • Calculate your rate accurately from the start and present it with confidence. Keep in mind that you should also take into consideration new expenses like healthcare, taxes, etc. When it comes to freelance work, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all for jobs or projects, so it can be difficult to figure out pricing. Don’t be afraid to ask friends what they’re charging to better understand industry averages. You can also refer to Freelancing Females rate sheet to access over 2,000 freelance rates.
  • Trust your gut.

    • Even if a prospective client is making you a too good to be true offer, but something still feels off, it is okay to walk away. One of the highlights of freelancing is getting to choose who you want to work with and what you want to work on.
  • Automate your processes

    • Your time is highly valuable and the less you spend on the mundane tasks, the better.
  • Learn to say NO

    • Each new project defines you as a business owner, who you attract and the path you’ll go on. Save your “yeses” for the opportunities you are passionate about and that will help move you and your mission forward.
  • Take time off

    • You do not always need to be hustling. Give yourself those much needed days off. You won’t be able to do your job well if you don’t give yourself some time to rest and reset. & remember, the beauty of freelance is the flexibility.
  • Enjoy it.

    • You choose this path for a reason, and make sure to remind yourself of that when it feels like a struggle. Take time to celebrate every small win, because they are all allowing you to continue on your freelancing journey.

If you found Tia’s tips helpful, and want to better set yourself up for success in starting out your freelance business, this is a great article with actionable tips for getting started. Good luck and happy freelancing!

FreelancingTia Meyers is the founder of Freelancing Females, a global community of over 20,000 freelance women. Their mission is to support women on their journey of redefining their 9-5 by building resources, sharing vetted jobs, and offering mentorship and community. Find them on IG @freelancingfemales or FB @freelancingfemales.