Before the Trip

Can I Apply Even If I'm Not 100% Committed Yet?

You may apply at any time, however, we do ask that upon acceptance of an application that deposit or payment will be within the following 24-hours after being accepted. Your deposit holds a spot for 15 days after acceptance to choose a payment method.

Why is there an application?

It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch. The application process allows us to ensure everyone has a friendly experience and enjoys their trip. To date we have a 90% acceptance rate.

What if I want to go with a friend?

We love when Life Nomading adventurers bring others along. Have them apply separately. In the “notes” section, be sure to let us know that your friend has also applied to ensure you both get on the trip requested.

What if I am on the fence between two destinations?

You want to go everywhere, we get it! We just ask that you hold off on applying until you are committed to one trip. Don’t worry, our other trips will be there for you when you get back. In some circumstances we may (not guaranteed)

be able to transfer your deposit to another trip

How much is a deposit?

Deposit amounts vary on destination, please see destination pricing sections. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot for 15 days. After that, you either have to make the first of 3 payments or pay the remainder.

Is airfare included in the trip cost?

Airfare is not included in the trip cost. However, our team will provide you in advance resources and booking options so you can save the most getting to and from your exciting destination of choice. In most cases, our airfare team is able to save on average 30-50% in airfare costs if budget is a focus for you.

Can I come with a significant other?

Absolutely! We encourage couples to come as any travel experience is better shared with your #1. We like to note that sleeping quarters are often shared with multiple people. We try to accommodate requests for separate sleeping quarters (especially for couples), however it is not guaranteed.

What should I pack?

Before the trip we provide you with our proprietary Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide. 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 proprietary Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide. This includes everything you need to do before the trip including up to date information from the Center of Disease Control (CDC)

Do I need to get a visa?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa for the trip. At the application time, we gather this information and will help you through the process by providing all the info you need in our proprietary 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 the living quarters like?

Depending on your destination of choice, living quarters can vary. We make an effort to find hotels, AirBnB’s, and other arrangements that mix a good level of privacy with a sense of group and community. This is an example of where we stay when we go on our Cartagena trip.

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 group size to get you to and from our day-to-day activities. You will be expected to cover ubers or taxis for any excursions outside of the programmed activities.

Do I have to participate in all the events?

No. We’re not your babysitter; if you choose to stray from the group’s path we will not stop you. We’re nomads, after all. However, you’re paying for some pretty fun and exciting experiences that we have spent a long while curating. You’d be foolish not to join.

Will there be free time for independent activities?

Yes, this is part of our signature Uncharted Time! As part of our experience, you will be given our proprietary Life Nomading Pathfinder Guide. This is your tool to experience the best the city has to offer on your own time in the most efficient way possible. This includes language tips, cultural faux pas, offline maps of bars, restaurants, parts of town to avoid and much more!

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 all the emergency contact numbers, experience Life Nomad Trip Leaders, and a lifeline to an experienced local to help you out!

Will I have cellphone service?

Yes! We provide a local SIM card for your phone. This gives you access to us, a local lifeline, fellow travelers, and all emergency response agencies. This requires you to bring an unlocked phone on the trip. All phones can now be unlocked due to the recent passing of the wireless freedom act. You may have to call your cell phone provided to unlock your phone prior to travel.

After the Trip

I just had so much fun, now what?

It’s easy to get cabin fever when you get home from a Life Nomading Trip. We know the feeling. Our number one suggestion is to keep an eye out for our member-only trips, in which you can go on more advanced trips with fellow Life Nomads that also have the same feelings towards travel as you.

How do I stay connected with my group members?

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 our Life Nomading Explorers Club Facebook group. We will also set up a special Facebook community for each trip – 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 Nomad is the awesome photos we take for you! After each trip, you will receive a link to an online album for you to tag each other and retrieve those awesome memories!