IMPORTANT BOOKING INFO
Is this a retreat or a trip?
This is not a retreat but a very comfortable way of co-traveling with a group of like-minded people. A trip with us means traveling between different destinations. We travel by a comfortable Renault traffic minibus or 2 SUV’s, depending on the location where we travel. We stay between 2 and 4 days in each location and accommodation. This is a trip with enough time between the driving to relax and get some work done. We do group activities focussed on personal and professional development and to work on team building such as cooking together and doing skill shares.
How many hours can I work?
There will be enough time to get some work done but we advise to work max. 20 – 25 hours a week during our trip. You ARE on a trip, visit amazing places with amazing people and we want you to experience it to the fullest! You can work more of course, there are no restrictions but we would not recommend it.
During the trip we work with a shared Google calendar so you can see when we are driving or have an activity. At the beginning of the trip we discuss with the group how we can arrange doing work together around the same working hours so we have the time off together. We always listen to everyones preferences and schedule and try to make it work as good as we can. Calls and work has to be done, we understand that, we are professionals ourselves after all.
What type of people will join the trip?
Our trips are designed for digital nomads, remote workers, online entrepreneurs, freelancers or anyone who wants to become one.
The age of the people who travel with us is between 22 and 40 years old. We traveled with business owners, software developers, digital marketers, strategy consultants, media buyers, project managers, virtual assistants, music producers, videographers, photographers, bloggers, graphic designers, copywriters and many more.
How do the accommodations we stay in look like?
We mostly stay in beautiful private Air bnb houses or apartments a luxury hostel or holiday park. We choose for a variety of different and unique accommodations where we can cook together, get work done, hang out on the couch to watch a movie or have nice chats and drinks, to create that ultimate group feeling. Depending on the accommodation we have a private room, shared rooms with double and single beds.
Do I have a private room or do I need to share a room?
Mostly you will share a room with one of the other nomads. Depending on the accommodation where we stay we have a private room, shared rooms with double and single beds. Sharing a room is maybe not something you’re used to, but it’s incredible to see how fast we bond! At the end of the trip you will leave as a family!
What is included in the trips?
Logistics, planning, hassle free transport, accommodation, fresh breakfast, group sessions and the outdoor activities that we have planned in the itinerary. We have a WIFI router that connects up to 15 devices. We will do our best to provide internet as good as possible. We can not ensure that the reception works perfectly fine on the road. This depends on the area we travel through.
What is not included in the trips?
Flights to and from the start and end of your road trip. Travel Insurance, Visas, Employment and the costs for daily lunch and dinner.
How long is the travel time?
The driving times vary between 30 minutes and 1,5 hours. Depending on the route we drive. We drive every 3 or 4 days to a next accommodation. Some days we don’t drive and stay in one place. The perfect mix to chill, get work done and explore the area.
What other costs can I expect?
Costs for meals, groceries, all activities that you decide to do yourself that are not included in the itinerary.
Is food and a chef included?
We share a ‘food kitty’ with the group to do groceries together. Part of the experience is that we cook together. This creates a team bonding and we can try different flavours of different cultures, and gain so much inspiration for new meals . We also go out for dinner many times, this depends on the preference and budget of the group. The avarage spending on food for 14 days is between Euro 100 and 300. This is excluding snacks and alcohol.
Can the trip be cancelled?
We can only start the trip with a full group of 9 people to cover costs and make sure the group is big enough to create nice vibes and dynamics. That is why we have a deadline of 1 month before the trip for people to sign up. If we don’t have a complete group we will refund the deposit that is made. (Please note: This never happend before)
Why can only 9 people join?
Because we choose for small groups that travel like a group of friends together. The bigger the group, the harder it gets to connect with everyone.
What size luggage can I bring?
We travel in a minivan and have limited luggage space. You can bring one big suitcase and of course your day bag or laptop bag.
How does the payment work?
Commitment is essential for our planning. At least 2 months before we start out trip we need to book the accomodations and the activities. That is why we need to ask for a 20% deposit. The full payment is only due 14 days in prior to departure for covering the costs for renting our transport, fuel and planning.
How is it possible that these trips are so much cheaper than road trips of other travel agencies?
Because we are a video production company:https://thenomadproductions.com/ We did all the networking with them to create videos of their business in exchange of our services.
Am I insured during the trip?
We have a travel insurance that covers costst if something would happen on the trip. As soon as you do activities on your own you are not insured within our insurance. We advice you to have your own travel insurance. We recommend a travel insurance of Safety Wing https://safetywing.com/a/thenomadescape
What do I need to bring on the trip?
You need to bring your regular travel stuff in a small suitcase/backpack like clothing, good and comfortable shoes for walks, a rain jacket and your laptop.