Summer is coming (I can barely believe it, either) in the northern hemisphere, and you might be thinking about getting away from it all. Sun, sand, sangria and all that. Summer is also a time to be rethinking priorities before the dreaded back-to-school feeling returns.
Perhaps, as you sit on that fluffy beach and stare at the deep blue sea, a sea that appears to go on forever, you think big thoughts on doing big things in a big world unconstrained by, erm, big borders.
But where to begin?
Coworkation, who organises work retreats for digital nomads, will be holding a festival on freedom this August in Spain. Over six days, Freedom X Fest will bring together leaders of the location independent movement, entrepreneurs and creatives in a remote village in the Pyrenees.
It’s far from a bad choice of location for a festival seeking to inspire. The Pyrenees are somewhat underrated – amazing food and drink, ancient villages forgotten by time, and fabulous Barcelona on your doorstep. Seriously, what more can anyone want? To kind of prove my point, the following image shows the Pyrenees snapped from a flight I took in January 2016:
Leaving winter behind again, and majestic scenes like this (snowcapped Pyrenees). pic.twitter.com/RI0BZ8wquT
— Matt Brady 马修德 (@mattbrady) January 4, 2016
More than 50 speakers are now reportedly confirmed, and there will be additional activities such as rock-climbing, swimming, hiking, yoga and meditation, and live music with DJs.
Aspiring digital nomads can sign up on the website for a ticket (with one day, weekend and week passes available).