5 Retreats to Jumpstart Your Location Independent Career

How do I become a digital nomad? Where can I find a remote job? What if I don’t have the skills I need to work and travel? Relax young Padawan, these questions are all very common — you are not alone! Sure, you can spend months researching and getting mentally prepared to take the leap into location independence, but sometimes it’s not enough. Attending a retreat can help you get the answers you need while giving you the confidence to follow your dreams. Here we list five retreats that provide training, networking opportunities and guidance on the next steps for your freelance or remote career:

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat

June 13 - 20, 2019

Digital Nomad Girls’ retreats are open to both veteran digital nomads and those that are just starting out. They’re all about meeting like-minded women from all around the world, including freelancers, online business owners & remote employees, and 9-5ers. Previous retreats have included web designers, social media marketers, branding experts, community managers, launch specialists, writers, coders, bloggers, systems experts, business owners, copywriters, coaches, videographers and translators from over 15 countries.

Vaera Journeys

September 12-17, 2019
Vaera Journeys is a retreat designed for entrepreneurial women. Each trip includes three Mastermind Sessions with an entrepreneur who has created her own career, giving you the opportunity to tap into a network of professionals, all with experience creating their own projects and companies. Learn from their successes, thrive in one-on-one coaching sessions, and come away from each trip with a three- and six-month plan for your Purpose Projects.

7in7 Digital Nomad Conference

October 22 - 29, 2019

7in7 is where the fun of a retreat meets the learning of a conference. Over the course of 8 days you will learn from and network with veteran digital nomads, freelancers and entrepreneurs from around the globe. Each year the conference takes place on a different continent, with 2019 in New Zealand and the final year planned for Antarctica!

Cartagena retreat

October 28 - Nov. 2, 2019

This retreat is focused on helping content creators and social media marketers reach the next level. Cassandra T. Le and Andrea Valeria lead this weeklong excursion where you will learn best practices for creating unique and attention-grabbing content for multiple platforms and walk away with all the tools you need to avoid burn-out while creating content guaranteed to grow your brand and business.

Sun & Co Javea

Various Dates

Sun & Co, a one-of-a-kind coliving and coworking space in the Spanish coastal town of Javea, offers week-long retreats focused on helping you develop and grow your business. As part of an intimate group, you'll attend expert-led mastermind sessions, classes and workshops while networking with other nomadic professionals and thought leaders from around the world.