Every traveler needs a community.
Stepping out the door into the wild unknown can be a daunting task, and planning such a trip can be overwhelming without the proper know-how.
Where do I book the best flights?
How do I find the best travel insurance?
What shots do I need?
How much of the language do I need to learn before I go?
How much should I budget for this trip?
What’s the best way to get cash out?
These questions — and a million others — all bubble to the surface when planning a trip, and it can be a challenge to address them all without help. While I have been incredibly lucky that my family and friends help and support my love of travel, not everyone has those same support systems. Not everyone has a community they can rely on when planning a trip.
Additionally, every traveler that has come back from a trip also needs a community.
“Reverse culture shock” is something that a lot of travelers deal with. When you choose to make a decision that goes against the grain of your peers, it can feel isolating. Even after you’ve proven that it’s possible by actually doing it. Just think: when you came back from one of your first trips (or any trip for that matter) did you have these thoughts?
Why doesn’t anyone understand me?
Why don’t my friends want to listen to my travel stories?
Who can I relate to now?
Who can help me plan my next travels?
How can I meet other travelers here at home?
Where can I find people that get me?
Sometimes, it’s just as hard to get going again, even after you have taken your first trip! If you don’t have supportive people encouraging you on, it’s easy to slip back into normal life (even if you try not to).
Enter The Nomadic Network!
Our mission is simple:
The Nomadic Network is a global community of travel-enthusiasts who support and inspire one another to travel better, cheaper, and longer. As community facilitators, we will strive to provide the travelers in our region with the tools and knowledge to enable them to confidently plan global adventures.
Whether a short jaunt to a nearby city or an indefinite round-the-world trip, The Nomadic Network is here to help the world travel more — one nomad at a time.
In short, we connect travelers to resources to make travel dreams a reality.
We’re hosting events in cities all around the United States, and the world. From small coffee shop chats to full-on presentations and panel discussions, The Nomadic Network will be doing it all!
We’re out to provide you with a global community you can lean on for support, a community that will both challenge and inspire you to become a better traveler who gets to travel more!
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up to attend your local meetup today!