I landed in Las Palmas, one of Europe’s fastest growing digital nomad hotspots on the first leg of my big life change trip. Nomad City, the local organisation that hosts and promotes the movement has been busy with talks, tours and general networking. A lot of digital nomads (people who travel and work remotely) have been converging on the capital of Gran Canaria for the event as well as the Nomad Cruise.
Unfortunately I missed out experiencing a tour of the island with the nomad posse on the initial island tours, but managed to attend the Nomad City Talks and the Siete Viejas Tapas night meet up and the Nomad cruise farewell fiesta.
Stand out talks by Niall Doherty on travelling and working for many years around the world without flying, Jacob Hiller on his Jump Manual internet marketing strategies, Maartje Smit from Wanderlicious, Stella Airoldi on her 22 stars project and Derek Murphy from CreativIndie. There were also a host of pitches by businesses based in Gran Canaria.
This was a first step, experiencing a new lifestyle and meeting so many others who are travelling the world while they work online.
Full report on the nomad cruise on the other side!