Where do you want us to plan a trip to?

25. June, 2015

This year we have had trips to Morocco, Italy and Spain and in under one week we’re leaving for Russia and the highest mountain of Europe. In 2015 we will go to 6 different countries (besides the ones already mentioned also Costa Rica and Kenya) with a total of 12 trips.

But of course our ambitions are bigger than that, so the questions is just – Where should we go in the future? We’re getting ready to plan new concepts, both for our own trips but also for other people to host Refuga trips.

And what better way to find out where to go, than asking our amazing community of ambitious and adventurous people from around the world. Wanna explore the startup community in Beijing and see the Great Wall? Or do you want to visit Facebook in Silicon Valley? Or maybe you would prefer a hike in the Himalayas with no computer and phones? Let us know in the comments and we will try to create it!

Here is a few points about what we want to incorporate in each new concept we do:

  • Local and authentic. It’s super important that as much of the money we spend on trips are going back into the local community
  • We want to create awesome experiences, but when people get back from the trip it should also have been good business to have joined
  • Unique. More and more people are doing trips like this and that’s great. It’s important that we can continue to do something that is pretty unique regarding locations and concepts.




Trips can be put in 3 boxes

  • Work trips: One, remote location where we can focus on working, having talks and discussion. These trips are combined with smaller half day trips and local experiences. Check out our trip to Italy to get an idea about that.
  • Adventure trips: These are normally without laptops and where you go out and explore and do something completely different. Last year we climbed Kilimanjaro, in a week we’re going to Mount Elbrus and later this year we’re going to Costa Rica on adventure trips.
  • Educational trips. We haven’t done any of these before, but it’s something that could be interesting. Educational trips could be a week in Silicon Valley with visits at Facebook, Google and cool startups, while having daily feedback sessions, talks, discussions etc. So educational trips would be all about learning, meeting people and getting new inspiration.

So, where do you want to go?

It would be great to hear from YOU! Where would your dream trip go to and what would the content be? Share your ideas in the content and we will work hard on making them reality.

Nikolaj Astrup Madsen I am the founder of Refuga. I'm danish, but I'm traveling the world while building Refuga and whenever I have time I go for a run in the mountains. I hope you will join me on this journey!

3 responses to “Where do you want us to plan a trip to?”

  1. Prachi says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just emailed you today regarding a new destination! Would you guys be able to shoot me over an email when you get a chance? Thanks and looking forward to speaking to one of you!

    Best Regards,

  2. Simon Paag says:

    Hi guys,
    How about a trip to Dublin? It is a central destination and always easy for participants to get cheap flights in, and Dublin offers great opportunities for inspirational trips to Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. I’d love to assist if you need to arrange a trip as I used to live and work in Ireland still have some connections there.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Cape Verde might be a nice destination! Each island is different from another.
    Especially the island Santo Antão is very, very beautiful. It is called the island of the mountains, wind and water. It is a great place to hike. The community is also very welcoming. There are going flights to the Island São Vincente. From there it is only a one hour trip with a ferry to Santo Antão.

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