Johannes Voelkner started his digital nomad lifestyle in 2010. As much as he enjoyed working while traveling, he was missing like-minded people around him, sharing the same values and lifestyle.
He took action – he was organizing events for entrepreneurs and digital nomads for years and created a Facebook group for digital nomads called Global Digital Nomad Network (currently one of the largest of its kind with over 36,000 members).
One day in 2015 he came upon a cheap travel deal across the Atlantic and posted it in his Facebook group. 100 applications in 3 weeks convinced him it was worth turning into a business – and Nomad Cruise was born.
Since then it has grown a lot. Nomad Cruise 6, my first, from Malaga to Athens had 249 attendees from 42 countries, and this one that just brought us across the Atlantic from Barcelona to Brazil Nomad Cruise 7 broke all previous records with almost double that: 492 participants on board from more than 50 countries.
Today Johannes and his team are running two cruises each year building friendships, collaborations, projects and most importantly – a community of like-minded people.
In this episode of The Radio Vagabond, we dive into the history of Nomad Cruise and take a look at what’s on the horizon, as we talk about the future of the company and their new project Homebase Global.