Before the Trip
Who should come on our trips?
Our community is filled with people from all backgrounds, ages, and professions. In fact, this is what makes our trips so special.
Many of our trips have travelers in age from 25 to 45. However, age is totally just a vanity number. It's all about mindset. If you're ready to have an open mind and a "try-new-things" spirit then you'll fit in on our trips.
Minimum age requirement 21 & no egos allowed.
Why do you require me to schedule an adventure call?
We ask that you schedule a super painless 15-minute call with us before booking your trip so that we can help answer any outstanding questions and get to know you more. We’re a small trip operator and with limited spots available we care to get to know each and every nomad who will be joining us on one hell of an adventure.
What if I want to go with a friend?
We love when adventurers bring others along! Have them join your adventure call or we can chat with them separately. Be sure to let us know so we can make sure you’re roomed with your friend!
How do I reserve my spot?
Spots are very limited so when you see availability it's best to reserve your spot earlier rather than later. To do so, you will email Ian or Caroline after we have has an adventure call together. They will send you a deposit request so you can pay your deposit to lock in your spot.
Is airfare included in your price? ✈️
Airfare is not included in the trip cost because our team knows you can get a cheaper deal that way! In most cases, our team is able to save you on average 30-50% in airfare costs if budget is a concern for you. Just reach out if you'd like help. If not, you can plan to book your own ticket to arrive the day the trip begins (unless you're feeling saucy and want to come to explore earlier).
Can I come with a significant other? 👫👬👭
Absolutely! We encourage couples to come as any travel experience is better shared with your +1.
What should I pack?
Before the trip, we provide you with a Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide to help you pack. This includes everything you need to do before the trip including packing lists and even links to discounted products you may need.
Do I need vaccinations?
Before the trip, we provide you with our Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide. This includes everything you need to do before the trip including up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
With the recent events of COVID-19, it is recommended that you prepare to be fully vaccinated in anticipation of your upcoming trip with us.
Do I need visas?
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa for the trip. At the application time, we gather this information and will help guide you through the process by providing all the info you need in our Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide.
During the Trip
Am I required to have travelers insurance?
Yes. Before you venture on a Life Nomading Trip, we will request proof of travelers insurance. As long as you purchase the trip with a credit card that provides travel insurance (a large percentage of them do, these days) you will be covered.
What are your lodging options like?
Depending on your destination of choice, lodging can vary. We only use locally run hotels, lodges, short-term rentals, and other arrangements that mix a good level of privacy with a sense of group and community. Our standard arrangement is 2 guests per room with individual rooms offered for an extra fee upon request. See the trip page for more details.
Will I be responsible for transportation during the trip?
Unless otherwise stated, you will not need to worry about transportation during your trip. We provide various vans, jeeps, or buses depending on the group size to get you to and from our day-to-day adventures. You will be expected to cover Ubers or taxis for any excursions outside of the planned activities.
Do I have to participate in all your planned adventures/activities?
No. We’re not your parents; if you choose to stray from the group’s plans we will not stop you. We’re nomads, after all. However, you’re likely paying for some pretty fun and exciting experiences that we have spent a long while curating. Just saying!
Will there be free time so I can do my own thing?
Yes! This is at our core. Uncharted time! Our trips ensure there is plenty of time for you to do what makes travel great, get lost (kinda). Experience the best the city or country has to offer on your own time. Connect with locals at a market, venture to the beach with another group member, or take that once-in-a-lifetime hike.
How are emergencies handled?
We take your safety EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY!
We acknowledge that some of our destinations are outside of the first-world bubble (we do that on purpose!). As a result, we provide you with all the emergency contact numbers, experienced Life Nomad Trip Leaders trained for emergency response situations, and a lifeline to an experienced local to help you out just in case.
Our team briefs for emergencies every morning of your trip.
Will I have cellphone service?
All smartphones can now be unlocked due to the recent passing of the wireless freedom act. You may have to call your cell phone provider to unlock your phone prior to travel. You can then decide if you would like to pay for their international data service or purchase a SIM card upon arriving at the airport in the new country.
We recommend if your cellphone service provider options seem pricey to consider forgoing the ability to call/text while on the trip and we will help you get a data-only SIM card for much cheaper.
Be sure to ensure your phone is unlocked prior to departure!
After the Trip
I just had an epic time, now what?
It’s easy to get cabin fever when you get home from one of our trips. We know the feeling. Our number one suggestion is to keep an eye out for our new member-only trips for next year.
How do I stay connected with my group mates?
We encourage you to exchange phone numbers, become Facebook friends, and give each other high fives.
But if you lost someone’s contact info, odds are they are in your Life Nomading Whatsapp group – this allows you to stay connected for as long as you like!
Where can I find the photos taken during the trip?
One of the best benefits of booking a trip with Life Nomading is the awesome photos we take for you! Within 48 hours after each trip, you will receive a link to an online album for you to tag each other and retrieve those awesome memories!
Where can I share my awesome experience?
⬆ That's us, your hosts, Caroline & Ian. We explore, craft, and host every trip here!
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