Frequently Asked Questions

Concept:

  • This program is for working professionals that have a need in life to experience new cultures, languages, and lands while travelling abroad, yet keeping their “normal” Life-work balance.
  • You will experience travel in South and Central America by going to 6 different cities over a 6 month period, with approximately one month in each city.
  • Housing, work space, and travel between locations will be included in the deposit and monthly fee.
  • Additional workshops, language classes, and group outings will be organized with no or little additional cost.
  • Program is designed for those that want to travel for an extended period and like knowing the essentials are taken care of, but are then looking to get out and explore on their own. This is not a full service travel concierge program, it’s the kick to get you started safely and lets you to do the rest to fulfill your dream of becoming a “Traveler” instead of a “tourist“.

Benefits to the Traveler

  • Worry free travel concept. Doesn’t need to worry about planning safe housing, where to work\internet, how to get to next location. It just happens.
  • Language immersion. Due to staying in Spanish speaking countries only, and having a language immersion class the first month, you will be able to use and develop your Spanish skills the entire trip.
  • Being around like minded travelers. Each traveler will be around other like minded professionals that see the benefit of working remotely, while experiencing travel in a fun environment but maintaining their professional growth at the same time.
  • Workshops with professionals and businesses to see how the local economies and business cultures work and differs from their own.
  • Opportunities to volunteer time with local organizations.
  • Returns to homeland\company with newfound skills: language, cultural understandings, ability to work around\with different peoples
 Included in Deposit and Monthly Fee
  • Housing in each location for entire trip. The housing could consist of apartments or apart-hotels.  We will strive for 3 star and above, but understanding that this means different things in different parts of the world.  The locations will be located in as safe and convenient locations as possible for your work and exploring options.  The housing may be studio, 1br, 2br, or more units.  Everyone will receive a private bedroom, but some may have shared common areas.
  • Transportation to each housing location (5 total) within the trip dates
  • Work environment with desk and internet
  • Traveler’s insurance included as part of each travel segment. Coverage differs depending on your country of residence.

Not Included in Deposit and Monthly Fee

  • Transportation from originating location to 1st housing location.
  • Transportation from final trip location out of country
  • Food
  • Tours
  • Baggage fees
  • Visas. Any visas you may need due to your unique national laws will need to be addressed on your own, preferably before the trip starts.

Questions\Answers

Q:  How do I apply for a trip?

A:  You can now apply by clicking on the Apply page and filling out the form.  We will then contact you for further interviews.

Q: Do I need to know any specific languages?

A:  You should be able to speak conversational English, so that everyone in the group can communicate.  You do not need to know Spanish, although it will be helpful.  We are including  basic Spanish lessons in the first city of the trip.

Q: Why is Brazil not on the list?

A:  As much as we love our Brazilian friends, unfortunately, due to Visa requirements for citizens of the United States, we are not able to offer Brazil at this time.  If\when the Visa rules have changed, we will review our options at that time.

Q:  How are payments made?

A:  All payments will be made through PayPal.  You will be responsible for any fees based on your payments beings sent to an account in the United States.

Q:  What if I want to take vacation time and leave the area?

A:  You can take vacation time anytime you want.  You will be responsible for making your way back to the team, especially if we have moved to the next location.  You will also still be required to make the monthly payments in full each month.

Q:  What is the housing like?

A:  The housing could consist of apartments or apart-hotels.  We will strive for 3 star and above, but understanding that this means different things in different parts of the world.  The locations will be located in as safe and convenient locations as possible for your work and exploring options.  The housing may be studio, 1br, 2br, or more units.  Everyone will receive a private bedroom, but some may have shared common areas.

Q:  What is a coworking space?

A:  Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.

Q:  What do you mean by transportation is provided “within” the trip only?

A: Since everyone will be coming from around the globe, and some may already be in travel mode coming from different locations, or already in the first location before the start date, if will be up to you to arrive at the first housing location on your own, and then from the final housing location on the last day.  We will provide the transportation on a designated schedule to get you to the transportation hub (bus\van from housing to airport*), the transportation to the next city (flight*), and then from the transportation hub to the housing (bus to hotel*).

*These are examples, actual transportation modes may vary by location.

Q:  Can I travel for less than 6 months?

A:  Yes!  If you’re not able to travel a full 6 months you can sign up for a 3 month trip instead.  You would first select an upcoming 6 month trip, and then select 3 consecutive cities to travel with us too.  It’s that simple!