33 icebreaker questions to start a conversation with a digital nomad

The digital nomad community is thriving and more people are joining the movement of working remotely from home or at a tropical destination. A part of travel, the community is a big reason for people to become a digital nomad. 

All over the world, incredible humans are gathering to reinvent their own lives. They meet up to get inspired, share ideas, network and build businesses from the ground up. But where can you actually meet digital nomads? And how do you start a conversation with a digital nomad? On our podcast Magali said it beautifully on the podcast and shared that in her experience the community is very warm and people are super kind.Β 

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Where can you meet digital nomads?

Places where digital nomads meet are for example at (online) events, co-working spaces, hostels, or community meetups. Connecting with people in Facebook groups or joining a curated trip for working professionals are also great ways to meet digital nomads.

Once you have found your tribe you also want to hit it off right. The best way to start a connection is to genuinely show interest in someone else’s life. We collected 33 questions to help you start a conversation with digital nomads during any type of event.

33 questions to start a conversation with digital nomads:

😎 How did you find out about the event?

😎 Have you been on any interesting trips lately?

😎 What is the most rewarding part of your career?

 😎 How many countries have you been to?

😎 What’s your favorite city you’ve visited?

😎 Why did you come tonight?

😎 I love that shirt/jacket/dress/shoes. Where did you get it?

😎 What are you reading right now?

😎 What’s your favorite restaurant around here?

😎 What’s the next exciting event you have coming up?

😎 Doing anything fun this weekend?

😎 What do you do for a living?

😎 What do you normally do for fun?

😎 The food looks great. What’s the best thing you’ve had so far?

😎 Have you ever been here before?

😎 How long have you been living here? 

😎 Where did you grow up?

😎 What made you choose this as your career?

😎 What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on lately?

😎 I’m new to this area, what’s your favorite place to hang out around here?

😎 Working on anything exciting lately? 

😎 What personal passion project are you working on right now?

😎 How do you know the host?

😎 Have you been to an event like this before? 

😎 How long have you been in ___? 

😎 Are there any upcoming events you’re planning on going to?

😎 Why did you move to [city]?

😎 I’m trying to plan my next trip, have you traveled anywhere interesting lately?

😎 Who in life has inspired you the most?

😎 If you won a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d do?

😎 What’s on your bucket list?

😎 What’s your favorite type of ice cream?

😎 If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Finding your tribe and meeting up with new connections is one of the many challenges digital nomads face. The good news is that everyone is in the same boat but at the same time this can be very overwhelming. These questions are great conversation starters to take of the pressure. Choose 3-5 questions you would like to ask a stranger at an event and who knows what your new connections will bring into your life.

Finding the answers to all your daily digital nomad questions

You might have more questions about the digital nomad lifestyle, remote work and travel or seek some inspiration. We created a special book called Digital Nomads With Confidence. This book is inspired by the conversations shared on The Digital Nomads Daily  Podcast and the purpose is to show different perspectives on how to deal with typical digital nomad everyday uncertainties. Consider it your companion to travel and work remotely from anywhere. 

In this book, you will find answers, hacks, inspirational quotes and a ton of inspiration to live your digital nomad lifestyle with confidence. Download the free chapter about building a thriving community here if you want to enjoy your remote lifestyle every single day.

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Nienke Nina Host of The Digital Nomads Daily Podcast