It's been one year since Unsettled graduated the first TED Residency program. To say these past 12 months have been an extraordinary journey, would be an understatement. We didn’t set out to create just another travel company. We set out to create a people company. Here's where we've landed.
It’s challenging to find and build a meaningful tribe on the go. That’s not to say it’s impossible.
So how do we do it?
The moments we most remember — those which make our stories rich, our lives worth living and our dreams worth pursuing — are the ones where we just say yes. When we plunge head first into the things that scare the shit out of us.
There are many forms of travel that are romantic in spirit. But that’s often where the romanticism ends, and reality begins. One of Unsettled co-founders begins a two-week experiment in vanlife. It'll look epic, sure, but also expect tales of epic failures in cooking and sporadic breakdowns. Struggles to find a beautiful camping spot in the Serbian woods that also has a strong enough 3G signal to get shit done... and much much more.
To say that my month with Unsettled in Medellin was fun would understate the profound impact that this month has had on me. Between the new environment, the great experiences, continuing my work with a fresh perspective, and mostly importantly, the beautiful people who were with me on this journey, this last month was unquestionably an unforgettable one.