Nomad family gathering: Bansko 2024

Aaron Schnakenberg and James Meads taking a selfie together at the Bansko Nomad Fest 2024

We just returned from the exhilarating Bansko Nomad Fest 2024, held in a breathtaking mountain town of Southern Bulgaria, from June 24 to June 30. This incredible week was packed with inspiring talks, engaging activities, and endless networking opportunities. Here’s a recap of our amazing experiences, the winners of our social media challenge, and some exciting new connections we made along the way.

Bansko Nomad Fest 2024: Our Unforgettable Adventure in the Heart of the Nomad Community

This was an overwhelming week of pure magic. I have attended a lot of nomad community events around the world for the last couple of year – but I have never made it to Bansko before. This initial 2024 experience has already made me a regular for the years to come.

Christoph Huebner, insurance broker and co-founder of

Immersed in the Festivities

Bansko, nestled at the base of the stunning Pirin Mountains, has become a thriving hub for digital nomads, and the festival captured the essence of this vibrant community. We were thrilled to be part of this celebration, surrounded by like-minded adventurers from all over the world.

  1. Dynamic Sessions and Workshops: We attended sessions that blew our minds, featuring over 60 speakers discussing everything from AI innovations to effective networking strategies and wellness tips tailored for digital nomads. The unconference sessions were a highlight, where participants led passionate discussions, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.
  2. Unforgettable Activities: Imagine starting your day with a hike through picturesque trails, followed by a refreshing yoga session, and ending with a lively hot springs pool party or a bonfire under the stars. The festival offered a plethora of activities that kept our spirits high and our connections deep. The social events, including trivia nights and dinner parties, were perfect for forging lasting friendships.
  3. Networking Galore: Networking at Bansko Nomad Fest was nothing short of phenomenal. Whether through organized meet-ups or spontaneous gatherings, we met incredible people and formed meaningful connections. The community spirit was infectious, making it easy for everyone, especially newcomers, to feel welcomed and included.

Exciting New Collaborations

One of the most rewarding aspects of the festival was meeting so many inspiring individuals. We’ve already lined up some exciting collaborations with a few of them. Make sure to follow these amazing people and projects:

  1. Safir from Global Nomad Pass:
  2. Skerd Sino of Native Teams:
  3. Philipp Weber and Dani Maletic of The Nomad Trail:

I have met quite some of our clients for the first time in person: Individuals and couples who have their nomad health insurance with us for years! It’s quite inspiring to get their first hand feedback and see what kind of lifestyle they live, supported by our coverage.

Aaron Schnakenberg, insurance broker at

Celebrating Our Social Media Challenge Winners

Our social media challenge was a hit! We loved seeing your creative posts and memorable moments from the festival. Here are our fantastic winners of our selfie competition:

  1. Prize: Marie Tuason from the Philippines
  2. Prize: Ruth Cremer from Germany
  3. Prize: Taige Zhang of the Fairytrail app from the US

Congratulations to our winners! Your posts truly captured the spirit of the festival.

Reflecting on Bansko’s Magic

This BBC article perfectly encapsulated why Bansko is such a special place for digital nomads. This charming town combines natural beauty, affordability, and a welcoming community, making it an ideal destination for remote workers. The vision of entrepreneurs like Matthias Zeitler (the founder and former owner of the Bansko Nomad Fest) has transformed Bansko into a thriving digital nomad hub, and we were thrilled to experience it firsthand.

Bansko Nomad Fest this year was more than just an event for us; it was a week of unforgettable memories, inspiring connections, and a deep sense of community. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this vibrant celebration and can’t wait to continue building on the relationships we’ve formed. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting announcements from our incredible journey.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to hear more about our incredible experiences at the Bansko Nomad Fest! We can’t wait to share more stories and adventures with you in our Instagram – come follow us!

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Christoph Huebner Chief Nomad
Christoph, an entrepreneurial spirit and avid traveler, has been a leading insurance industry expert since 2010. Founding a remote insurance brokerage, he turned into a perpetual traveler by 2017. Today, he's a top authority in global health insurance for digital nomads.