Oh, The Places You Will Go With Hackers

TechCrunch

Wanderlust in San Francisco used to mean going anywhere west of Mount Sutro to exotic locales like the Outer Sunset. But a new generation of creative worker, backed by the cloud and increasingly ubiquitous worldwide internet connectivity, is seeking to travel outside of the 7×7 to the wider world of the seven continents.

Two startups, RemoteYear and Hacker Paradise, are taking engineers, designers, and other professionals on a worldwide journey across multiple continents, all the while helping them remain productive on their own work and side projects.

If Silicon Valley is a bubble, these are the startups trying to pop it.

There are certainly many eager to pop it. RemoteYear, which will start its tour this June in Prague, opened its application in December and was quickly inundated with over 25,000 applications for the 100 slots available on the trip. Hacker Paradise, which is currently running a contest for…

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