Unsettled's community holds over 1000 alumni from 70+ countries spanning ages 21 - 75 years old.  We are creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, and people asking the big questions of life. We bring together the intellectually curious who seek to replace routine with adventure, and refuse to settle in their pursuit of purpose and meaning. From CEOs, CMOs and CFOs to farmers, designers, architects, captains, scientists, rare book collectors, illustrators, painters, poets,, professional coaches, and more, we are global and inclusive.

Are you...

• In transition between careers or contracts and seeking fresh perspective?
• A freelancer who believes that we can be “independent” and still have community?
• An entrepreneur, startup team, or small business owner?
 • A designer, builder, or developer looking to shake things up?
• Not an asshole?


 

TESTIMONIALS

Here's what our community says about their Unsettled experience...

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I met a whole group of unique, enriching and amazing human beings with whom I had the deepest and most interesting conversations I’ve had in a long time. I created lifelong friendships which will be picked up anytime we meet again anywhere in the world, and dug deep to discover a few new beautiful truths about myself which made me grow personally and come out a better person. I lived Buenos Aires in all its vibrancy... Oh, and I also worked :)
— Laurence Udo, Strategic Marketing Consultant, France
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An Unsettled trip is like venturing into the unknown. You have no idea how the experience or people you’ll meet will be... but that unknown proved to be a very rewarding experience. You’ll leave Unsettled richer. Richer in the memories you create and the connections you make. Worth every minute.
— Lesibane Mohale, Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, Ghana
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I’ve achieved a lot in my professional life, but sometimes you have to take a big step to shift things around... Before my Unsettled experience, I felt I needed more clarity on how I wanted to live my life, but I didn’t know where to start. My month with Unsettled gave me an opportunity to pause, review, analyze, and change my routine. I’m still continuing to work on myself, and giving myself the space to perhaps return to my old routine, but in a brand new way!
— Žarko Lelovac, Ex-Corporate Lawyer, Serbia
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It was an extraordinary experience, one that left me feeling affirmed, motivated and inspired. I’ve never experienced group travel in the way that Unsettled does it, and the co-curation of our time together made it so much more than just a trip. When I would tell friends and family about Unsettled, the consistent response was “this experience sounds tailor made for you.”
— Shani Jamila, Artist & TED Speaker/Resident, USA
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Being Unsettled for the last 30 days has felt liberating. It’s about opening up to a whole range of new possibilities, saying yes to new experiences, and not setting expectations that limit your growth.
— Rima Bazzi, Entrepreneur & Coach, Lebanon
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An inspiring, unforgettable experience. I absolutely loved my time with Unsettled and still keep in touch with the amazing people I met there (with reunions in 6 countries so far!). I’ve done other coliving retreats in the past, but the way they structure and facilitate their retreats puts them above all the rest. The Unsettled team takes a mindful approach that immediately creates an open, friendly and inclusive environment from day one. It was easily one of the best months of my life. I can’t wait to do another!
— Colin Decker, Creative Director, USA
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Unsettled allowed me to first and foremost re-connect to myself, step out of the rat race and gain a new perspective on what makes me happy. Along the way, I explored and fell in love with a new culture, and developed a new attitude and appreciation for life that I took back with me. Finally, I made meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime, which is simply priceless.
— Ivana Musić, Digital Strategist, Canada
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Unsettled has a knack for bringing together individuals who share an aura of positivity and adventure. The locations they choose are the backdrop to amazing experiences with amazing people.
— Adam Ribaud, Owner of Noise to Signals, USA
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Unsettled is so much more than a chance to travel while working. It’s recognizing skills and strengths you never knew you had. It’s putting yourself out of your comfort zone... finding people who truly understand your lifestyle and the need to search for something more. And it’s realizing that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be in the whole entire world than where you are at that moment.
— Carly Helfand, Reporter / Editor, USA
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Imagine a group of 25 diverse people coming together from all over the world with different professional backgrounds, led by a couple of locals who know their cities inside and out... add some great accommodations, creative workspaces, 30 days of adventure, and you have Unsettled. You’ll leave with friendships and experiences that will last a lifetime.
— Uday Jhunjhunwala, Filmmaker, Writer, Investor, USA
I met 29 incredible people from all walks of life, and found a little part of me in all of them. These people were intelligent, witty, bloody smart, beautiful, adventurous, hilarious, and full of joy. Aside from the group lunches, family dinners and adventures, this month allowed me to share my story with the group and let me be part of others’ stories...
— Shitika Anand, Freelance Journalist & Digital Content Creator, India
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I’d planned on spending a month abroad independently... Then I found Unsettled. The experience leaders brought so much more to our time here than we ever could have achieved on our own. When you consider how much you usually pay for living, for travel, for entertainment, for an efficient work environment, for local expertise, and for networking and learning opportunities, Unsettled is an incredible bargain. It was exactly what I needed.
— Rob Earp, Search Engine Marketing & Digital Paid Advertising Expert, USA
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I had some of the most interesting, raw, and enlightening conversations of my life at Unsettled. For those conversations alone, the Unsettled experience is worth it...”
— Jacqui Pawson, Senior Analyst, South Africa
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This entire month is an opportunity to step out of your bubble or comfort zone and take a look at your life from a completely different angle. The people you’ll meet are from all different backgrounds, and will provide you with a new perspective on life and help you realize some of your hidden skills…
— Hussein Hamoud, Software Engineer, Lebanon
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Unsettled is the kind of experience you can’t really explain to someone unless they’ve done it themselves. No matter how your experience was, you will have definitely learned something new... just do it!
— Annette Muller, Founder, Flexyskills, South Africa
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The Unsettled trip ranks on the best trips I’ve ever taken (and I’ve been to 75 countries). Great organization and curation with the ability to take a bit of a leadership role in the activities. All in all it is hard to find a better group and trip.
— Andrew Hyde, Founder of Startup Weekend, USA
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In the past year, we’ve circled the world once with nothing but a carry-on. Out of all of the amazing experiences we’ve had, Unsettled in Medellin ranks at the top. What will we miss the most? The wisdom that blossoms from community, and our new life-long friends.
— -Aviv & Paulina, Founders of Leaving Wooster, Israel
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In 2014, I took a leap of faith. I decided to take a month-long leave from work and join 30 strangers on an island 10,000 kilometers from my home in Rio. For those 30 days in Bali, I worked in one of the most inspiring, productive, and fulfilling environments I could ever imagine. It showed me what was possible.
— Carol, Freelance Graphic Designer, Brazil
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I was immediately reminded that stepping outside my comfort zone is my comfort zone, and it became the catalyst for an intense and unexpected level of personal and professional growth for me. I was able to run my business smoothly from a different hemisphere, make life long connections with people from around the globe, and return home with an incredible sense of purpose and focus. Did I mention how much fun I had in the process?
— Seth, CEO of TrekLight Gear, USA
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Unforgettable experience with a lot of open-minded people and a lot of loughter. Excellent organization and overall value.
— Bobby, Bitcoin & future of money expert, Bulgaria
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This has been a life changing experience for me. It’s an eye opener and an amazing opportunity that allows you to be true to yourself, meet great people, get inspired, and leave with positive energy that I’ve never felt before!
— Aya, Manager at Vodafone, Egypt
Unsettled is not a trip; it’s an experience. I thought joining Unsettled would be a good way to explore professional options. I never expected it to be a time of unparalleled personal growth and reflection. Thank you Unsettled. I’ll be back.
— Susan, Co-founder, PowerScore Test Prep, USA
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I never imagined I could live and work in a place as beautiful as Bali, surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, creatives and thinkers. Honestly one of the best decisions of my life.
— Leen, Designer, Founder of THIS Toothbrush, Lebanon
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I rediscovered that sort of childlike wonderment... I learned that it’s important to be patient and kind to yourself and others, and used the experiences forged as a method of self reflection. ... ‘Nobody said it was going to be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.’
— Lisa, Brand Manager, South Africa
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I won’t bother trying to sell you something with embellished words and picturesque descriptions. Here’s the truth: I don’t like big groups and dislike socializing with people that I’m realistically never going to see or speak to again. But I am glad that I took the leap and joined Unsettled, because I met some amazing individuals on this trip and have formed real friendships with them — all the while exploring a new city. Because of Unsettled, I now have more friends all over the world and places to call home.
— Karin, Legal Professional, USA / Taiwan

 

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