We Roam review: Where I found the perfect travel companions

We Roam is a professional remote work program that bring together people who work remotely for 12 months across 12 countries. I am part of the Polaris tour.

Before traveling with We Roam I always made “special trips” by myself. The people I did travel with before I started traveling solo didn’t work remotely, so when I needed to open my laptop to grind for a little, they didn’t understand it. Why are you working on vacation?! they would ask. I would tell them that work and vacation are not parallels. For me they intersect. I can hop on one road, then easily hop on the other. This is how I like to live my life. Still, they didn’t understand.

We Roam completely changed my feeling about traveling with other people. Because everyone traveling with We Roam has a job they’re passionate about – or they’re working to create something they’re passionate about – we’re all on the same page. Plus, everyone is as easygoing or more so than me. On a near whim we can travel from, say, Buenos Aires to Mendoza for the weekend. We can work by the pool, our legs in the sun, surrounded by the snowcapped Andes, and then easily transition to sharing a bottle (or three) of wine.

Sure, you can travel by yourself or with “other people,” but I’ll take traveling with Roamers any day.

#WhyWeRoam: Rob Writer for Tech Startups (Pittsburgh, PA) Before traveling with We Roam I always traveled the world by myself. The people I traveled with before these solo trips didn’t work remotely, so when I needed to open my laptop to grind, they didn’t understand. Why are you working on vacation? they would ask. I would tell them that work and vacation are not parallels. For me they intersect. Still, they didn’t understand. We Roam completely changed my feeling about traveling with other people though. Because everyone traveling with We Roam does work they’re passionate about, we’re all on the same page. On a near whim we can travel from, say, Buenos Aires to Mendoza for the weekend. We can work by the pool, our legs in the sun, surrounded by the snowcapped Andes, and then easily transition to sharing a bottle (or three) of wine. Sure, you can travel by yourself or with other people, but I’ll take traveling with Roamers any day.

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