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So far Amy Scott has created 307 blog entries.

Andrea Jordan: Travels Abroad and at Home

2018-03-13T13:17:40+00:00 March 14, 2018|Podcast|

Andrea's work as a business coach and strategist allowed her to spend the last 20 months traveling around Latin America. Eventually, she felt it was time for a change, and she's recently headed back to her home country, New Zealand, to continue the adventure. Tune in to hear all about how this decision came about, her tips for volunteering in animal shelters on the road, budgeting for your business, and tons more.

Fara and Bob: Can Do Latitude

2018-03-06T20:31:28+00:00 March 7, 2018|Podcast|

In 2017, 40-somethings Fara and Bob quit their jobs to travel the world. After seven months on the road, they've learned a lot about housesitting, budgeting, their interests, and even their relationship. Tune in to hear all about their experience so far.

Susan Shain: Travel with Seasonal Jobs

2018-03-13T19:52:32+00:00 February 21, 2018|Podcast|

After college, Susan started working seasonal jobs—at a ski shop in Colorado, as office manager for a sea kayaking company in Alaska—and she was hooked. Several years later, after teaching English abroad, she started her freelance writing career. In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of seasonal jobs, tips for making a living as a writer, and lots more.

Tui Shortland: Helping People Go Native

2018-01-29T21:22:02+00:00 January 31, 2018|Podcast, with kids|

Tui has been location independent for a year now, mostly working in indigenous issues related to the United Nations. She's also the co-founder of Native XP, the global indigenous tourism platform. Her Nomadtopia allows her to balance home and travel while focusing on her passions. 

Aline Dahmen: Finding a Nomad Soulmate

2018-01-23T14:39:58+00:00 January 24, 2018|Podcast|

When Aline first heard about "digital nomads" a few years ago, in her early 20s, it felt like a great fit for her. She started freelancing and has been working while she travels ever since. But there were certainly challenges along the way, including trying to find a partner to share the adventure (she even built an app to help solve this problem!). Tune in as we share our experiences finding love on the road and lots more.

Anna Long: Where Is She Now?

2018-01-16T19:30:09+00:00 January 17, 2018|Podcast|

The way we each live our Nomadtopia often changes over time, so I’ve asked Anna back on the show—almost three and a half years after she first joined me in September 2014—to share where she is now. We talked about how things have gone and what’s changed in her Nomadtopia—and why—in the last few years.

Tired of the “every man for himself” vibe of the internet?

2018-01-11T12:44:56+00:00 January 11, 2018|Nomad Life|

Amongst the veiled (or not so veiled) promotion and other noise of the internet, it’s hard to get the information you need. The anonymity of the internet also seems to give people permission to be assholes, and makes it harder to find a safe space to share your dreams and struggles. But there are great communities out there, if you can find them.

Finding Online Communities Where You Truly Belong

2018-01-09T18:05:01+00:00 January 8, 2018|Nomad Life|

Because many people in our lives don’t understand our goals or lifestyle, and we’re often moving around—which sometimes makes it harder to meet like-minded people in person—it makes sense for nomads and location-independent professionals to seek out community online. But it can be hard to find places where we feel like we truly belong. 

Hayden Lee: Europe by Motorcycle

2017-12-12T12:53:11+00:00 December 27, 2017|Podcast|

Hayden is currently on an open-ended journey around Europe on his motorcycle, Gloria. He has no plans, and never makes any. He works 1–2 days a week, lives on 500 euros a month, and saves three times that. We talked about planning vs winging it, the most helpful mindset for this type of travel, embracing the low points, and so much more.

Tal Gur: The Art of Fully Living

2017-12-08T21:18:27+00:00 December 20, 2017|Podcast|

Tal has been location independent for almost 10 years. He recently completed a 10-year, 100 life-goals journey around the world, tackling financial, physical, and spiritual dreams. We talked about passive income (is it real?), habit hacks, and lots more.

Why Is It So Hard to Make Your Dreams a Reality?

2018-01-09T17:32:42+00:00 December 13, 2017|Nomad Life|

Here at Nomadtopia, I talk to a lot of people who are working toward big goals. Maybe they’re dreaming of living abroad, or traveling long-term, or just setting everything up so they can head to the beach for a month every winter. The dream is exciting, but the day-to-day ins and outs of making it happen can feel like a real uphill slog. They’re feeling alone, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Why is it so hard? Here are a few of the specific issues I see these people struggling with as they work to make their dreams a reality.

Zaina Brown: Traveling Belly Dancer

2017-12-08T20:03:40+00:00 December 13, 2017|Podcast|

Originally from Finland, Zaina has made a career as a traveling belly dancer, working in numerous countries around the Arab world and beyond. She's now based in Thailand and still gets on a plane to belly dance in other countries on a regular basis.

Grace Taylor: Going Independent

2017-11-28T18:04:36+00:00 December 6, 2017|Podcast|

In her corporate career, Grace was an expat in three different countries, most recently Ireland. She's now transitioned to running her own location-independent business so she could create more flexibility and better balance time with loved ones and exploring new places. She specialized in US expat tax during her corporate career, and she now works with US expats and digital nomads as an independent tax consultant.

Katrina McGhee: Celebrating the Now

2017-11-29T10:47:07+00:00 November 29, 2017|Podcast|

In 2013, Katrina left a well-paying corporate job to take a yearlong career break that ended up lasting 20 months. She returned to the corporate world to be able to finish paying off her debt (and completed her coach training at the same time), and is on the cusp of quitting her job once again to live her Nomadtopia as a location-independent life coach.

More Than 50 Gifts for Nomads

2017-11-24T15:31:43+00:00 November 24, 2017|Nomad Life|

I asked experienced travelers, nomads, expats, and future nomads to share their suggestions for the best gifts for nomads.
If you’ve ever struggled with what to buy for the avid traveler or nomad in your life, this is for you.
And if you’re tired of your family and friends complaining that you’re difficult to shop for, just send them this post.

Monique Alvarez: Life in Albania

2017-11-13T20:29:51+00:00 November 22, 2017|Podcast, with kids|

When Monique decided to embrace all of who she is—businesswoman, mother, and traveler—everything clicked into place. A couple years ago, she and her husband moved to Mexico with their two young sons, determined to create life on their own terms. Now they're loving life in Albania, where they continue to balance work, family, and travel.

Eden Rudin: Really Truly Living

2017-11-08T16:16:56+00:00 November 8, 2017|Podcast|

In 2013, Eden and her husband moved to Belize, fulfilling a dream to live abroad. After a year there and a year in Nicaragua, they fell into housesitting, which now allows them to travel the world full-time.

Ann Davis: Venture with Impact

2017-10-23T20:58:09+00:00 November 1, 2017|Podcast|

A passionate traveler who was eager to give back, Ann created a workation-style company that includes a social impact component. She now splits her time between the different locations where they run programs in South America and Asia.

Paul Strobl: Where Is He Now?

2017-10-23T20:51:59+00:00 October 18, 2017|Podcast, with pets|

The way we each live our Nomadtopia often changes over time, so I’ve asked Paul back on the show—three years after he first joined me in September 2014—to share where he is now. We talked about how things have gone and what’s changed in his Nomadtopia—and why—in the last few years.

Nancy Levenson: Figuring Out Her Nomadtopia

2017-10-11T11:15:58+00:00 October 11, 2017|Podcast|

Freelance writer Nancy took location independence to a whole new level when she joined Remote Year, a program that takes a group of remote workers to 12 cities in 12 months. She’s now gearing up to travel on her own, with a plan to spend half the year at home in Portland, Oregon, and half the year on the road.

Derek Loudermilk: A World of Possibilities

2017-10-11T11:15:38+00:00 October 4, 2017|Podcast, with kids|

Derek has been a nomad for several years, and is now traveling with his partner, Heidi, and their 10-month-old son, Axel. He’s parlayed his experience as a professional adventurer into various entrepreneurial ventures, and this past summer realized that just three years after quitting grad school, he was actually living the “perfect day” he’d envisioned for himself. Now, he’s exploring a whole world of possibilities for what’s next.

Boom Shikha: DN Course Creator

2017-09-22T11:16:21+00:00 September 27, 2017|Podcast|

Boom has been living in Chiang Mai for almost a year and has fully embraced the "DN" (digital nomad) lifestyle. She joined me to talk about creating courses online, breaking through mental blocks, and life in Thailand.

Beck Power: Six-Figure Digital Nomad

2018-03-07T11:54:49+00:00 September 20, 2017|Podcast|

Beck is a Kiwi nomad currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. She is the founder of NomadFly and runs several other online businesses as well. In this episode we talk about the "survival mode" that many nomads find themselves in, breaking through income thresholds, the changes and choices that helped her make money, and so much more.