Sitting on the terrace of a cafe in the heart of Lisbon one morning in June, sales specialist Victor Soto was busy at work communicating with colleagues across Europe and the Americas.

The COVID-19 pandemic is what drove the British Peruvian 33-year-old to become a so-called "digital nomad."

"The lifestyle gives me a lot of choice and freedom," he said. Soto made the decision to work only for companies that offer fully remote working in order to fulfill his passion for travel, he explained.