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So far Amy Scott has created 292 blog entries.

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

2017-12-13T10:38:01+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

2017-09-21T18:06:48+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.

KeeKee Cornelious: All Kinds of Freedom

2017-09-05T10:09:44+00:00 September 13, 2017|Podcast|

After starting and running numerous businesses, KeeKee built her consulting business to cater to a location-independent lifestyle. She’s based in San Diego but travels frequently and chooses to live on vacation no matter where she finds herself on the map.

Gabriella and Vernon: Living More with Less

2017-09-05T11:51:17+00:00 September 6, 2017|Podcast, with kids|

Gabriella and Vernon sold it all and moved their family to Mazatlán, Mexico, in October 2016. They have spent the last ten months growing closer as a family, raising three third-culture kids who are now 4, 5, and 6 years old, building their location-independent businesses, and simply living life on their own terms.

Kit and Nick: 9 Years on the Road

2017-08-25T14:04:59+00:00 August 30, 2017|Podcast|

Kit and Nick have been working while traveling the world for nine years. They don't have a home base, and they move around a lot more than some other long-term nomads (like me!). They also co-founded the 7in7 conference for nomads, and joined me to talk about everything from how much we spend each month to travel hacking and other insights from nine years on the road.

Emily Belyea: Led by Freedom

2017-08-14T11:47:42+00:00 August 23, 2017|Podcast|

With freedom as her core value, Emily has made intentional choices to create a location-independent life that works for her (and her partner who chooses not to be location independent). We talked about budgeting for the lifestyle, exploring a city via Airbnb, and lots more.

Naomi Hattaway: Life as a Triangle

2017-09-01T14:46:17+00:00 August 16, 2017|Podcast, with kids|

After several years abroad, Naomi and her family moved back to the States, where she wasn't at all prepared for the challenges of repatriation. Learning about the idea that her experience had shaped her into a "triangle" helped her make sense of it all, and it led to her creating a thriving community of people living global lives. Tune in as we talk about what it means to be a triangle, differing experiences of being an expat (and why she'd like to remove that word from our vocabulary completely), and so much more.

Amy and Guests: Celebrating a Milestone

2017-08-11T13:26:46+00:00 August 9, 2017|Podcast|

I never thought I’d end up doing 100 episodes of Nomadtopia Radio, but here we are! To celebrate this milestone, I asked a few nomad friends to join me, and we recorded this episode live on video on August 7, 2017. Tune in as we talk about our nomad lives, our favorite tools, and so much more.

How to Handle Multiple Time Zones in Google Calendar and Online Schedulers

2017-08-23T23:38:46+00:00 August 3, 2017|FAQs, Nomad Life, Travel Logistics, Work & Business|

Nomadic or not, you might be one of the many people in the world who communicate and even work with people in different time zones. Add your (or their) travel into the mix, and it gets even more complicated keeping track of it all. I'm constantly coordinating with people in other time zones, and over the years I’ve found some helpful tools to stay on top of time zones when working and/or traveling internationally.

Dan Grec: Overland through Africa

2017-07-24T23:22:33+00:00 August 2, 2017|Podcast|

After falling in love with overland travel on the Pan-American Highway, Dan went home to save money for his next adventure: two years overland through 30 countries in Africa. He’s about halfway through his trip and joined me from Cameroon to talk money, logistics, and more.

Valerie Conners: Where Is She Now?

2017-07-25T10:02:10+00:00 July 26, 2017|Podcast|

The way we each live our Nomadtopia often changes over time, so I’ve asked Valerie back on the show—two and a half years after she first joined me in February 2015—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.

Naomi Peters: Full-Time Housesitting

2017-08-11T13:27:14+00:00 July 5, 2017|Podcast|

Naomi describes herself as a “nomad who likes to nest”—and housesitting is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds. She joins me from her current sit in Sydney, Australia, to talk about her triple citizenship, her approach to (and great tips for) housesitting, and lots more.

Jessica Broome: Work Challenges on the Road

2017-06-22T21:11:47+00:00 June 21, 2017|Podcast|

Jessica learned the hard way that taking your business on the road isn't always as easy as it sounds. After experiencing some challenges on her first adventure abroad, she made some changes and set everything up to run smoothly—and her business and lifestyle have thrived ever since.