The Azores embody the perfect balance between the breathtaking nature of a laid-back archipelago and the convenience, comfort, and safety of a developed country. Its unique location between Europe and America translates into both ease of travel (4h to London and 5h to Boston via direct flights), and a very attractive timezone for many location-independent professionals.
Don't just take it from us. Lonely planet considers the Azores one of the top-10 destinations to visit in 2017: "Its natural assets resemble an array of superlative sights pulled from other destinations: lush Hawaiian volcanoes, medieval Portuguese villages, gurgling Scandinavian hot springs, towering Irish cliffs and rugged Patagonian craters". The islands are a top choice for families too, and have once again been included in the top-100 Most Sustainable World Destination ranking.