A few weeks ago I started my year long adventure around the world. This plan all started in July when my old company and myself decided to part ways. It was one of the most liberating feelings in the world. Walking away from the world that I have been involved with for over seven years and starting from scratch. It was the most exciting and nerve-racking experience I have ever been through. Fast forward to September first and I was on a plane to Denver Colorado to work and see my good friends Ethan and Tim for ten days.
Denver is easy one of my favorite cities in the world. The combination of nature( Mountains, Rivers, Lakes) and modern city progressive policies is a combination to get attached to. Marijuana Dispensaries are surround by corporate sky rises, parks, and gyms. You will find a vast range of individuals from all around the United States and the world that moved to the city for one reason or another. The culture, food, atmosphere and diversity brings an exciting twist to the modern city.
With all that Denver has to offer you will also find a thriving Digital Nomad and Entrepreneurial culture that drives the innovation throughout the city. Big tech companies including Google and Twitter are starting to move to the city as tech and marketing talent continues to grow year over year. With this influence of corporations, you see other startups starting to call Denver home. Ibotta the biggest coupon app on the Apple App Store who has raised over 60 million finds themselves located in downtown Denver. You will also find a few Weworks and other co-working spaces pop up throughout the city. The city is a thriving community for any individual that is working to build their own business and life. If I move back to the United States, I most likely will call Denver home.
The majority of digital nomads here in Denver work on eCommerce and Amazon FBA Businesses. The Rocky Mountain Resellers conference is based in Denver where you will find mainly eCommerce entrepreneurs including The Amazing Seller.
You can find a quick summary of my trip to Denver above. I spent a lot of my time visiting Ethan but during that time I took some time to find the best coffee shops, co-working spaces, and Hostels for anyone that is planning to take a trip to this great city.
Little Owl Coffee Shop – 1555 Blake St #150, Denver, CO 80202
Purple Door Coffee – 2962 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
Thump Coffee – 1201 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Co- Working Spaces:
Thrive Workplace – $25 a Visit
UncubedSpace Â – $200 a Month
Green Space:– $150 for 3 days per weeks
Hostel Fish – $40-50 a Day
If you plan on visiting for a week or a few months, a combination of staying at Hostelfish at night working at coffee shops two days a week and grabbing a membership for 150 a month at Greenspace would be a great combination to work connect and explore Denver.
A full month in Denver without flight would cost you about:
Housing: 1000 – 1400 USD
Coworking Space: 150-200 USD
Monthly Food and Activity: 600-900 USD
Total: 1750 – 2500 USD
Now if you planned on staying longer, you could grab short term leases or sublets on Craigslist for less than staying at hostels, but you would lose the daily community that comes along with staying at a hostel. There is so much opportunity that comes out of a hostel style living situation that I would recommend it to anyone that is traveling and working on their business full time.
Score for Denver: 9.2