So you've quit your job and moved to the other side of the world… You're living the millennial dream. Only you don't have anyone to share it with. The friends you've made have come and gone. To top it all off, you're feeling lost with an online job you don't like or a business you don't know how to advance. You've no idea where to turn for help. You start to wonder if you'll end up living like a hermit and have to return home with your tail between your legs…
Or maybe you're still at home. You're dreaming about travelling the world while working online. The only problem is the thought of doing it alone makes you feel sick to your stomach. You have big ideas, but you're not sure how to put them into action.
Don't worry… you're not alone! Not only have we experienced this ourselves, but we've met countless other girls who are in the same boat.
The best part is... We've decided to do something about it!
My Travel Tribe is all about community. We bring together a group of like minded girls to live and work together. We believe in work life balance so when you're not working we have lots of activities available from yoga and meditation to water sports and cooking classes. You can think of it as a cross between a yoga retreat and real life. And… just when you think it couldn't get any better… we mix in mentorship and coaching to make sure you get the most out of your month. We want to help you succeed in your business or online career.
Why is Co-Living the Answer?
Why Co-Living is the Way Forward - Roz Fraser, Co-Founder of My Travel Tribe.
Back in 2014 I ended up co-living for the first time. It was completely accidental. I arrived in France and moved into a community of around 15 people. They quickly became some my best friends and still are to this day. We were an eclectic group, hailing from 7 different countries and collectively speaking upwards of 6 different languages. We shared everything from BBQs, impromptu get togethers, xmas dinner, and we even took a road trip together to Biarritz and San Sebastien. Since my departure that group has continued to grow and now includes 62 people!
When I moved back to Dublin, I felt unsettled and missed the community that had become like my family. I started to think about how I could create something similar in Dublin, but with insane house prices and accommodation shortages, I quickly forgot about my plans until a few year later when….
In January of 2017, I moved into yet another co-living community. This time I was in a small city in Northern Vietnam. I was teaching English and sharing a house/office building with 10 other teachers. Living in a small city where nobody understands you is not easy and believe me when I say I would not have survived the experience without them.
In June 2017, Laura (best friend, travel buddy, business partner) and I left Vietnam for Indonesia. I had secured an online job and was living in Bali.
It was my DREAM! But it didn't feel like it.
It was hard to admit but it was lonely. We were working out of cafés and it was hard to meet people. I was really struggling to settle in. I was so disappointed that things weren't working out as I'd planned and I missed the community that I had in Vietnam who were always there to support me.
I started to think… What amazing things could we accomplish if we put together a motivated group of people who were working towards common goals? I thought back over the experiences I had over the last few years. I realised how valuable this kind of community would be to people like me who were struggling to connect with like minded people.
I pitched the idea that same month at Start Up Weekend and found out that I was not alone. My pitch resonated with the other participants. Over the weekend I worked with a team of 7 to create My Travel Tribe. We decided to focus on women only as we felt there was a lack of support available for females in particular.
When it was all over, Laura and I decided to continue working on it.
Why? Because we're truly passionate about the idea and we love what we do.
If you're feeling lost and alone on your journey to a digital nomad lifestyle don't worry. We're here for you. We have two retreats planned in 2018. Talk a look at our retreats page to learn more or click below to request an invitation. I promise you won't regret it.
What we're passionate about...
We Give Back
We're passionate about supporting women's rights, empowerment and education. We donate 10% of our profits to grassroots charities who share these values.
It's lonely without one!
We know that being a digital nomad can be lonely. We aim to help women connect with other like-minded nomads to form meaningful and lasting relationships. We help you find your community so you're never alone on the road.
We're constantly upgrading our skills. We support you to do the same because we know how important it is to be on top of your game. You'll get the opportunity to share your skills with the group and learn something new too!
Who We Are
Meet the team!
I'm Laura. I graduated from UCD with a degree in Commerce and German. After graduation, I lived in the States for 3 months and later moved to Vietnam to teach English. After I finished my teaching contract, I decided I wanted to work remotely so I started teaching English online. I'm passionate about health and fitness and hope to get my personal trainer qualification soon! I'm currently based in Chiang Mai while we work on getting My Travel Tribe up and running.
I'm Roz. I graduated from a degree in Commerce and French in 2016 and I've pretty much been travelling since then! While still in university, I studied with Cooks Academy Dublin to achieve my Certificate in Practical Cookery. I later completed my Plant Based Professional Training through Rouxbe Cooking School. I've been pescatarian for 12 years but specialise in Whole Food Plant Based cooking. In November 2016, I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Himalaya Yoga Valley in India. That month in Goa changed my perspective on life and I hope that spending a month with My Travel Tribe will do the same for some of you!
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