Reviews & Testimonials

Hear what our community says about their experience

“A master class in life…” 
“You won’t regret it…”

Living Unsettled has meant many things to our 2500+ and growing community.

Here’s a bit of what they’ve said about their experience…

One of the most powerful communities I’ve encountered, and the fact that they do it virtually is extraordinary. I’ve never experienced a remote community of this depth and insight. Having done an in person Unsettled retreat, I was shocked at how they were able to replicate the magic, insight, energy, and community through a remote experience. If you’ve ever wanted to live Unsettled, but can’t travel right now or are hungering for clarity and inspiration on your next steps – sign up. 
-Rebekah Lipsky, Former COO, Sunny Bates Associates

The whole month of June was an unbelievable adventure – I tried new food, made friends with strangers, jumped off cliffs into waters, appreciated new cultures and language, did flying yoga, hiked to dizzy heights…and more. Not to sound like an advert, but I am very grateful to Unsettled for the experience that encouraged me to embrace the unknown. Living Unsettled, to me, is to ‘un’ everything – unconform, unconstruct, unwind, unwork, unlearn, unadult, unthink life. Just flip it upside down and see what happens. Be unconventional.
– Matthew Nkala, Digital Marketing Strategist

An amazing way to connect with people from across the globe. This community is all about learning, challenging, contributing, and sharing. They were instrumental in developing my strategy, testing out ideas, and having thought provoking discussions as I launched my business. If you’re looking to build momentum on a project or just connect with people who love to dig below the surface, this community is incredibly valuable!
-Sandhya Sudhakar, Commercial Strategy & HR Expert

I had spent 38 years of my life before Unsettled thinking that I was different to everyone else and, at times, just accepting that. Within 24 hours of meeting my Unsettled crew and hearing people understand how I thought about the world, I realised that I’d always just been in the wrong place with the wrong tribe. I will forever treasure what Unsettled provided in my life, and can now pursue the rest of my years knowing that my tribe is out there. If you read the Unsettled manifesto and it resonates with you in any way, I’d recommend that you stop procrastinating and just join as soon as you can. You won’t regret it.”
– Paul Cope, Author & Business Catalyst

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…
– Laurence Udo, Strategic Marketing Consultant

For me, this entire year has been dedicated to stepping out of my comfort zone, pushing my limits and development as a human being. Unsettled was the cherry on top to my “Year of New” and I would have never dreamed that I would meet such an amazing group of people. They truly made the experience for me greater than I could ever imagine.
– Joshua Sherman, Personal Trainer & Photogapher

It’s like traveling, without leaving your desk. You meet new people, you learn new things, and you walk away feeling completely inspired and energized by new perspectives. As a result of participating, I’ve made friends for life and I’ve finally gotten my book project off the ground!
– Kayla MacArthur, Transformational Coach & Writer

The Unsettled Community is your global, personal, cheer-leading squad, committee of experts, and travel guide. You’ll never again wonder if you have a contact in country X. Or if anyone in your network can help you learn how to do Y. And you’ll always find someone to have a virtual coffee/drink with you if you need a boost to get you to Z.
– Claire Hobden, International Development Expert

The Unsettled team thrives in the organizing and hosting of successful community experiences. Managing and inspiring such a varied group of passionate souls serving each other to bring out the best outcomes possible is quite the feat! And Unsettled is there to facilitate professionally the whole time.
– Ian Rowan, Writer, Filmmaker, Chief Storyteller at The Assemblage

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

Unsettled 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 El Badrashrini, Manager at Vodafone

Through Unsettled’s experience, I realized how easy it was for me to close myself off to other possibilities in order to have a destination–any destination–in mind, even if it wasn’t the best one. I have started becoming more comfortable with options and possibilities to give them the space they deserve, and ultimately make a more informed decision about the paths before me. 
– Mitsy Chanel-Bot, PhD, Educator | Instructional Designer | Storyteller

I jumped at the chance to get a clearer view on my own decision making through Unsettled’s Lifestyle Incubator. I came out with a solid foundation and heightened self-awareness, a wealth of tools to stay on, and correct course and a community to support me in my next steps.  To me, living Unsettled means to periodically examine your life with the aim to live a better, more meaningful and richer life. 
– Yatan Blumenthal, Emotional Intelligence Trainer, Digital Consultant and Team Development Expert

Unsettled taught me about the behaviors and tendencies that have taken me off course from reaching the life of my dreams. I was able to uncover incredible insights about my own patterns, justifications, and fears that have unknowingly guided my journey thus far. The self-knowledge gained during these exercises is more valuable than I can put a number to…
– Jenna Pettit, Client & Curriculum Development, Yale School of Management

We came, we saw, we explored. We all took this massive leap of faith, strangers traveling from various parts of the world to explore one city together. It was the best two weeks, essentially a master class in life. I met the most amazing people in Cape Town, and most of them already feel like life long friends…
– Tahira Hayes, Podcast Host, & Project Manager at Booze Allen Hamilton

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

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

For me, Unsettled is just the right mix of structure and freedom.  I don’t have any problems traveling alone and figuring out new places, but having a group of like-minded people and local resources encourages me to get out there, see and do things that I might miss on my own.
– Tom Wilkinson, Senior Survey Methodologist

Living 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

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

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 Sadder, Founder of THIS Toothbrush

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 Haber, CEO of TrekLight Gear

This whole experience has reminded me again that no amount of comfort and security is worth a life of mediocrity that kills your dreams. Thanks to everyone that made this month amazing in Cape Town!
– Sebastian Gernay, Brand Strategist

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

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

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

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

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

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



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