Winners of Central Istria Gourmet Getaway Announced

Paul Bradbury

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October 8, 2023 – Croatia’s digital nomad/remote work promotion continues, as the winners of the Central Istria Gourmet Getaway are announced.

It is over three years since the term ‘digital nomad’ became a buzzword in Croatia, followed by the introduction of the Croatian digital nomad visa, only the second in Europe.

There has been plenty of progress since then, and Croatia has become an accepted – and exciting – destination for digital nomads and remote workers in general. And there are many destinations which are looking to boost their remote work destination credentials.

Among them is Central Istria, which next month will host a month-long Central Istria Gourmet Getaway, bringing together remote workers with a foodie interest to work with mentors to develop passion projects and storytelling skills, with Central Istria as their muse.

The winners were announced a few days ago, a very international field of diverse talent, who will be co-living in two villas from November 3 to December 3. You can see the announcement from the Central Istria Tourist Board below.

I am delighted to be among those chosen, and looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the region, as well as promoting Central Istria as part of a new video project I will be working on during my month-long stay. If anyone is interested in meeting to discuss collaboration, please let me know via [email protected] Subject Central Istria.

The Central Istria Gourmet Getaway is a partnership between Saltwater Nomad, Central Istria Tourist Board, Digital Nomad Association Croatia, and Croatian National Tourist Board.

𝗚𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝘁𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁

We’re thrilled to announce the talented winners of the Central Istria Gourmet Getaway!

These incredible individuals have been selected to join us on this transformative workation journey. We had a great pool of applicants, and it was very hard to choose. Thank you to our judging panel from DNA Croatia and Adventurely.

Here are the winners:

Danielle Farage – she is a Gen Z Futurist, educator, and community builder, working on her book during the getaway. She aims to communicate through “Danielleisms” and “Friendtorships” to enhance conscious thinking and relationship building.

Yuval Ackerman – the resident pasta-obsessive and storyteller, will share her journey discovering local cuisine in Istria through posts and emails, using her unique analogies to dive into deeper topics.

Lizzy Komen – she is an Amsterdam-based food photographer and recipe developer, working on her first cookbook with food photography and videos. She aims to capture mouthwatering images and share her culinary passion.

Paul Bradbury – runs the Total Croatia News, will create a series of 4 videos to showcase Croatia’s lesser-known destinations and festivals, sharing the beauty and lifestyle of Central Istria.

Shaun Busuttil – a seasoned digital nomad and writer, will compose an academic journal on the “commodification of community” in the digital nomad space, contributing to the discourse on digital nomadism.

Nilesh Pandey – a tech founder and entrepreneur, will explore the culture, food, and friendships in Central Istria while working on his latest project, bringing innovation to the region.

Ali Greene – a Remote Work Leader, Advocate, and Speaker, is on a mission to empower people and companies to thrive through flexible work. She’ll continue her work remotely while enjoying the Istrian environment.

Thank you to all who applied! You are welcome to register for the weekend activities including dining meet ups and follow our socials for more details. 🥰

Croatia Full of life Saltwater Nomads Digital Nomad Association Croatia

You can learn more about the progamme here.


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