What's your next big thing? I.e. BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) - personal or professional
I'm heading off to my 4th retreat in 3 weeks and we're also running the DNG Coliving Summer here in Las Palmas in July & August.
After the retreat, I will be working on growing the DNG Inner Circle, my membership site, and also creating a beginner course or ebook which I've been wanting to do for years. What's your take on Las Palmas? What do you like about it?
I love Las Palmas. This is my 4th or 5th time here and I've spent well over a year here in total. I think Las Palmas is a great city for digital nomads and I love the lifestyle. It's small enough to get around by walking everywhere. The weather is lovely, the beach is stunning, no matter what time of year. And there's a big community of digital nomads here. A welcoming and warm community that's not just about 'husting' or 'crushing it'. People come here because the lifestyle is relaxing and easy, you can be active and healthy here. And on weekends and days off, there's so much to explore on the island, from beaches to sand dunes, wineries to mountain hikes.
And ReStation is at the heart of the community here. You guys organise so many events because you really care about the people who come to visit. I think that's also why so many nomads keep on returning here. What's the craziest story that has ever happened to you when you were traveling?
Oh that's such a hard question. I think my boyfriend Simon and I kicked off our round-the-world-trip in a bit of a crazy way. Our first stop was Peru. We had never really backpacked before, I'd never been on a holiday longer than 2 weeks. So we were pretty new to this whole full-time travelling thing.
We rocked up in Peru, had a few days in Lima and the desert, then made our way to Cusco to get ready to hike the Inca Trail to Machi Picchu for 5 days. Somewhere along the way we picked up food poisoning (from bad Western food btw) and the morning before starting our 5-day hike, we had to go to the hospital to get antibiotic and anti-nausea injections. That's how bad it was.
I had also twisted my ankle the first moment I set foot in Lima and Simon was suffering from altitude sickness. Nevertheless, we were determined to do this hike. So off we went with severe food poisoning, I had an ankle brace and we were on a cocktail of medication. But we hiked, we made it and on the last day, we walked to Machi Picchu in the pouring rain. We didn't even see the iconic views because clouds were covering everything. It was still to this day one of the best things we ever did and we proved we were a little tougher than we thought. Where can we find you?
DNG Inner Circle: https://circle.digitalnomadgirls.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/digitalnomadgirls
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalNomadGirls/