TAKE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME: BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG[NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019] Do you want to be on a nice, sandy beach, sipping on a refreshing drink, with great company, and getting an amazing spa treatment?
Do you want to be in one of my next Travel by Dart online episodes?
Do you want visit Cartagena, Colombia with someone who knows the city, and has connections that will give you experiences that no other traveller to Cartagena enjoys?
Do you want to meet and be inspired by 10 other travellers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime, and be part of an exclusive group – Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures together?
Do you want to have a photoshoot done by the ocean?
Do you want to have summer in November or April?
I’ve been asked by a lot of people if they can join me on any of my trips while filming Travel by Dart, the web series I’m doing where I throw a dart at the world map and go wherever it lands.
The time has come. I am opening an invitation for 10 people to come with me to the best-kept secret of South America: the sunny gold-beaches city of Cartagena, Colombia. 10 amazing, interesting, select people. Exclusive group. 8 days. 5-star hotel. 1 Life-changing experience. Sparking your creativity. See below:
WANNA SEE HOW YOUR TRIP WILL LOOK LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a SPARK Experience in Cartagena looks like:
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
You will be picked up at the airport and brought to the hotel, where I’ll be waiting for you with a tropical cocktail. You are a special guest, so we will start your Cartagena getaway right.
SPEEDBOAT GETAWAY: DAY TRIP
We will be taking off for a day (or two 🙂 ) in one of the speedboats provided by one of my partners there. No, I won’t drive it. We’ll have a captain and a good time while visiting a cool island.
5-STAR HOTEL BY THE BEACH
We’ll be staying at the gorgeous Hotel Almirante situated right by the beach. It is a beauty. Breakfast is included and we will have paid taxis in front of it every day. Living the good life.
PRIVATE DINNER: THE CONNECTION
A great dinner is planned for the day you arrive. I can’t spill the beans, but it will be awesome. Let’s just put this on the back burner and let me tell you about all the other goodies I got planned.
ULTIMATE SPA EXPERIENCE
An amazing treatment at one of my partners in town. Includes: jacuzzi before the treatment, a relaxing one-hour massage, and ends with sparkling champagne, chocolate, and strawberries.
HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE
Centro Historico is the hottest place in Cartagena. You’ll see why. I’ll take you around it in a horse-drawn carriage. Just because you’re royalty for the week. Selfie time.
BEST FEELING EVER: FLY LIKE A SUPERHERO
Flyboarding seems harder than it actually is. You can’t experience this in too many places. Training included, you’ll be up in 15 minutes. Worth the adrenaline rush, for ALL ages.
PHOTOSHOOT BY THE OCEAN
Besides the other awesome people in the group we will have a photographer to take professional pictures of you. Time for those Facebook and Instagram profile pics to have an alternative. 🙂
I’ll also spend some one-on-one time with you, to chat with you about your life, business ideas, or anything else you may need help with (or, I will tell you how it’s actually cheaper for me to travel than to stay at home) – if interested.
If you can’t join this month, sign up for next year. See the dates on the application page, but first, read more about the whole event below.
DEADLINE FOR THE APRIL 2019 COHORT
WHO THIS IS FOR
- 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach himself/herself from daily reality.
- Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with some sun and sea, and meet some partners in crime who may become creative collaborators, or just inspire an brilliant idea over wine.
- Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets. My parents always told me that the only regret they had is not traveling enough.
- Someone who wants to recharge their life, and press the reset button.
- Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too :))
- Friends who’ve been asking me if they can come with me on any of my travels.
- Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single.
- People who want to get out of their comfort zone.
WHAT THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT
- An all-inclusive trip where flights, drinks and all meals are included. Breakfast everyday is included. Flights are your responsibility.
- A conference or MLM-related group visit. #HateThatShit
- A handheld, guided tour of Cartagena.
- A drama-queen friendly zone.
- A ‘please-stay-with-the-group-the-whole-time’ experience.
- A big group of people where you get lost in the shuffle.
- A party all night, sleep all day trip. You can do that at home.
- Your average day.
**No, you’re not gonna ride an ostrich in Cartagena. We’ll go to Curacao for that (in February).
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
I am carefully selecting the people that will be coming to Cartagena with you and me. Hence the application form.
The people you meet are one of the most meaningful parts of a travel experience. You know how sometimes in a group there’s ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, getting references from common acquaintances, I’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell, knowledge to share, and dared to apply to be part of this Travel by Dart episode.
I want all ten people who come with us to leave as best friends at the end of the trip.The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go other memorable trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other nine travel partners will be until a day before the trip! I will send you a personalized email revealing who you’ll be spending this amazing week with.
Here is my last happy group that I spent quality time with in Cartagena.
HAVE WE MET? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH ME
One of the best things that happened to me was to be laid off from OMNI Television. It forced me to find ways to support myself and challenged my entrepreneurial spirit. As Jim Rohn says, “Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune”.
My breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that I initially didn’t want to take because I wanted “to wait until I make more money”. But my best friend pushed me to go. Although I spent more money than I anticipated or wanted to, the getaway changed my life. It made me realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized my mind, sparked my imagination, and inspired me to create the venture that ended up being my bread and butter today.
I now travel and have unique experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads, cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, being invited into J Balvin’s house, and staying in 5-star hotels.
For the last few months, I’ve made sandy beaches and pools my home in Colombia, Curacao, Portugal and Bermuda. Let me share my love of travel, adventure, and Colombia with you.
For those who want to immortalize themselves, this is your chance to be on a travel show and be in the Colombia episode for my Travel by Dart web series.
If you’re looking for a creative spark, I’m an entrepreneur who has been a sports reporter, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, had my films shown at film festivals, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer, created my own web series, and I’m also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector platform, a web-based app that educates consumers about the fraudulent activities all over the world. I’ve been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, Kiplingers, and pretty much all the major media platforms in the world.
I really hope to meet you in Cartagena, a spectacular 16th century coastal city in Colombia that inspired the literature of Nobel winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and embodies the motto of Colombia: “magical realism”. So come with me, and let’s make some real magic together.
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The reason you’re reading this page. 50 countries visited. Over 300 flights taken. Read more above.
The amazing partner at Hotel Almirante in Cartagena. We’ll make sure she says ‘hi’ when you’re there.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FUN
The superhero that will teach you how to flyboard. Entrepreneur to the bone, founder of many businesses.
Want To Plan Ahead? Here’s The Tentative Schedule
Although this is a group trip, there’s a lot of room for you to have time to rejuvenate by yourself, do your own thing, or decide if you want to participate in what I’ve planned for us. Here is a tentative loose schedule–things may change.
Things marked with *are paid (included).
Arrive in Cartagena. Pick up at the airport*. I’ll be waiting for you at the hotel with a tropical drink*. Private dinner at a fabulous location, formal introduction, and surprises*.
Breakfast at Almirante*. Two-day getaway – island trip*. Dinner together.
Breakfast*. Island life. Beach bum day. Rest, tan, quality time together, vacation mode 100%. Put cell phone away.
Breakfast*. Flyboard session*. Dinner in Centro Historico. Horse-drawn carriage ride*. Enjoy the nightlife at Cafe del Mar – Cartagena’s best patio.
Breakfast at Almirante*. Ultimate spa experience*. Dinner in Centro Historico at an epic location.
Breakfast at Almirante*. Visit San Felipe Castle overlooking Cartagena. Dinner together.
Breakfast at Almirante*. One last beach day. Super-cool farewell dinner together.
Breakfast at Almirante*. Drop off at the airport.
THE ‘CARTAGENA EXPERIENCE’
DATE: April 3-10, 2019
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE: $1,099US /person as couple (if you’re coming with a best friend/spouse and share a room. Your partner will have to apply, too). Or $1,499US/ person as single.