Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
We offer 1-2 week themed growth retreats that hit on the different facets of self-growth. Along with expert programming of workshops and seminars, you will be in a 5-star villa or estate among like minded travelers. Our trips are filled with adventure and local immersion activities to partake in at your preference.
You may pay a deposit for any of the trips and make a decision on which adventure to participate in at least 90 days in advance, when your first installment would be due. This allows you further flexibility in booking your adventure.
How do the themes work?
Every week will have a different theme based on the preferences of the members going on that trip. There will be an overarching theme every week, (i.e. Flying the Coop, Work-From-Anywhere) but the workshops can be tailored to the group’s preferences, which we will discern during the pre-trip mentorship.
What is the maximum number of people per trip?
Our groups are small and intimate, never exceeding more than 18. The average group size, however, is 7-10.
What if I’m not an empty nester or a remote worker. Is this for me?
Yes, you don’t have to have children, be an empty-nester or a digital nomad! You just need to have a sense of adventure, a heart for new people and places and an open mind for new ways of connecting.
Do the activities change from week 1 to week 2 in the same location?
Yes, every week will have new activities along with some favorites that can be enjoyed more than once.
Can I do the retreat in one week and just enjoy myself the next week?
Yed, and this is highly recommended. You can decide which week's workshops work best for you and then use the other week to enjoy the location, the activities or just sleep late and relax. Special discounts for your “relaxation week” are available.
Can you also book my flights and transfers?
Yes, we can assist with flight booking on your behalf. Your private transfers are included in your trip.
Do people come solo or mostly with someone else?
Some weeks may have more solo travelers depending on the theme, but joining solo doesn’t mean being alone, especially when you will get to know your fellow attendees in the 4 weeks before the trip during pre-trip mentorship.
What is the average age of a traveler with Beyond The Nest?
We have among the most diverse travel communities. Our travelers are people from all ages, at all stages in their career, and with varying and individual self-growth goals in mind.
If I select ‘Pay Deposit Now, Choose Adventure Later’ how does it work?
You pay a $500 USD deposit to reserve a room or space on a BTN retreat. This deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred from one trip to another free of cost. If you opt to transfer, your currently selected trip must be more than 180 days from the date of your transfer request. Transfers to new trips are dependent on availability. Early reservation can also grant first room preference, etc.
How does the payment work?
The first half of your remaining balance will be due 90 days before the trip, at which point you will also be receiving a welcome packet as well as digital materials. We charge the remaining balance at 60 days.
What if I need to transfer my trip within 90 days of the trip?
If you opt to transfer to a future trip within 90 days of your scheduled trip, you will forfeit 50% of your payments as we are less likely to fill the room at that juncture. If you opt to transfer from your current trip to a future trip within 60 days you forfeit 50% of your total trip cost. The remainder will be a balance that you can transfer to use on a future trip.
What is not included in the price I see online?
Your airfare is not included as well as a few dinners on-trip.
What are your COVID safety protocols?
We will be following the COVID safety protocols as defined in each country we visit. All of our providers will either be vaccinated or will be tested within 48 hours of your arrival.
Do I need to be vaccinated to join?
Highly encouraged but not required. We will have rapid Covid testing at each location upon arrival unless everyone in the group has proof of vaccination or recent immunity.