Posted: 7/20/20 | July 20th, 2020
Last year, we released The Nomadic Network, an international travel effort developed to link tourists with similar individuals in their location in order to influence, inform, and supply them with the tools they required to take a trip less expensive, much better, and longer.
We desired it to be an international travel club with chapters worldwide. Something you might perform in your own city however likewise one the roadway. (Want to make some regional buddies? Discover a meetup where you’re going.)
This video of The Nomadic Network NYC chapter launch will provide you a feel for what they resembled:
Shout out to TNN NYC neighborhood member Rich for the video!
By the time March rolled around, we’d hosted over 37 occasions in 22 cities: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Dublin (Ireland), Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, London (UK), Los Angeles, Madison, New Orleans, New York City, Paris (France), Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, DC. (Note: Some of these chapters are still trying to find leaders, so if you’re interested, apply here.)
Over 1,150 individuals attended our live occasions. In each city, we heard many stories about how delighted members were to lastly have the ability to exchange the travel stories they’d been passing away to speak about with individuals who are simply as delighted to hear them.
But, when COVID made the world come to a screeching halt in March, so did our occasions.
Since then, nevertheless, we’ve been developing our online existence and released 3 brand-new ventures to get individuals delighted and included:
First, we have actually been hosting virtual occasions. We’ve hosted conversations, speakers, Q&As, and travel video game sessions up until now. These occasions use an opportunity for individuals to get in touch with similar tourists from throughout the world.
We’ve likewise hosted chapter-specific delighted hours for individuals to learn more about others in their area while social distancing.
By doing these occasions, we’re continuing our objective to link tourists with individuals and resources that will have them taking a trip less expensive, much better, and longer when the world opens once again.
If you’re interested in participating in a virtual occasion, here are our talks:
We have more coming out continuously, so check out our full list of events here!
Second, we’ve begun a neighborhood blog site! It’s for those of you who wish to share your story with other travel lovers. Here are some current posts:
We’re aiming to include travel lovers with all sorts of travel backgrounds who wish to share their own distinct story.
If you’d like to send a post, please send out an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject “TNN visitor post.”
Finally, we’ve relaunched our travel online forums! For years, we had online forums on the site, and now we’ve completely incorporated them with our brand-new neighborhood network so whatever is under one roofing system. You’ll have the ability to ask concerns, share your recommendations, and get in touch with other tourists!
Now that Lonely Planet’s Thorntree is closed down, the world requires a travel online forum. Our objective is to make this the very best one out there! So come by to our online forums ask a question, share your knowledge, and meet some cool people in the process!
We’re concentrated on growing The Nomadic Network online today, developing an area where tourists can discover, satisfy individuals in their location, ask concerns, or share understanding.
Best of all? It’s completely complimentary! All you have to do is create a profile to use any part of the website.
I’m incredibly delighted to continue constructing this program up, even if COVID-19 has actually quashed our in-person occasions for the foreseeable future. There’s no genuine club out there simply for tourists and I wish to develop one. I believe it’s the next action for this neighborhood and, whenever it is safe, I’d like to work towards developing like a huge occasion where we can all satisfy someplace and hang out! (But one action at a time!)
After all, among the important things COVID-19 has actually taught us (or a minimum of it has for me) is that we shouldn’t take neighborhood for approved.
P.S. – We likewise have a remarkable Instagram page where we highlight tourists, upcoming occasions, and TNN members. Check it out!
P.P.S. – While this program is complimentary, a great deal of work enters into making it occur! If you’d like to support our neighborhood, please check out our Patreon where you can get unknown travel stories, images, weekly Q&As, complimentary guides, courses, and more as part of your month-to-month subscription. If you’d like to make a one-time contribution, you can do so via Paypal.
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