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Paul Strobl: Where Is He Now?

2017-10-18T09:29:25+00:00 October 18, 2017|Podcast|

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.

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.

Jodi Ettenberg: The Legal Nomad

2017-06-03T16:40:51+00:00 June 7, 2017|Podcast|

After saving money while working as a lawyer for five years, Jodi Ettenberg quit her job in 2008. The plan was to travel the world for a year, but nine years later, she has yet to return to the practice of law. What started as full-time travel, then a nomadic lifestyle while making her living on the road, has morphed into a home base in Oaxaca, Mexico, while she continues to work in food and storytelling.

Nomadtopia Radio: Hiatus 2016

2017-04-15T13:07:47+00:00 July 27, 2016|Podcast|

As she prepares to take a break from the podcast, Amy shares her travel plans, tips on some of the logistics of traveling to the U.S. (or anywhere, really), what's next for Nomadtopia Radio, and more.

Britany Felix: About to Hit the Road

2017-05-17T16:35:03+00:00 July 20, 2016|Podcast, with pets|

Britany and her husband recently sold almost everything they own (including their home) and quit the highest-paying jobs either one of them has ever had. When we talked, they were just about to embark on an open-ended journey around the Western half of the United States in their travel trailer with their two dogs.

Bobby Casey: Personal and Financial Freedom

2017-05-17T16:39:50+00:00 July 13, 2016|Podcast|

Lifelong entrepreneur Bobby lives primarily in Latvia these days, and he travels frequently to get the "boots on the ground" experience necessary for his work offering offshore corporate and trust services. He also advises location-independent entrepreneurs on how to properly structure their businesses to minimize taxes and take advantage of global opportunities such as second residency and citizenship options, all of which we talk about in great detail on this episode.

Mel and Armando: Van Life in Europe

2017-04-15T13:07:55+00:00 July 6, 2016|Podcast, with pets|

American writer Mel and Italian filmmaker Armando met while she was living in the Czech Republic and he in Bulgaria. A couple years later, a few spontaneous decisions found them living and traveling together in a VW T4 Westfalia, and they’ve now been on the road since 2012.

Billy and Akaisha: Retire Early Lifestyle

2017-07-31T11:14:32+00:00 June 29, 2016|Podcast|

Billy and Akaisha retired at age 38 in 1991—long before Skype, email, and online bill pay!—and have been traveling the world for the past 25 years. They typically set up housekeeping in a foreign location for a while and then hit the road again for more exploring. Sometimes they house sit, or rent apartments or live out of an apart/hotel for months at a time. Over the years they have survived financial crashes, bear markets, and the Great Recession, and actually have more money today than they did when they first retired.

Carlos Peñalba: The Year He Became a Nomad

2017-05-19T17:54:59+00:00 June 22, 2016|Podcast|

Originally from Spain, Carlos Peñalba is a passionate traveler and photographer who quit his job in New York to backpack through Asia for a year. It turned into an 18-month journey, during which he was also launching a new freelance career. After leaving Asia and as he tried to figure out what was next for him, Carlos wrote a memoir about his adventure, The Year I Became a Nomad: A Journey through Asia on a Quest for Freedom, Love and Happiness.

Nicole Liloia: Part-Time Nomad

2017-04-15T13:08:16+00:00 June 15, 2016|Podcast|

A former social worker, Nicole is a business strategist + coach who helps entrepreneurs make money doing work they love and create multiple income streams through her program the Authentic Affiliate Academy. She lives in New Jersey full time but travels regularly and takes one-month international trips to experience new countries and escape winter.

Louise Cottrell: Settling into Nomad Life

2017-07-31T10:52:28+00:00 June 8, 2016|Podcast|

After 4+ years living in Argentina, developing location-independent skills, and taking a few trial runs, Louise is back on the nomad train. This year will be full of new (and old) countries, as well as the first time nomading with her partner. They only have tentative plans/ideas of where they’re going through winter. After that they’re not sure; they may even pick a base to stay for a while (but not Buenos Aires!).

Michelle Jackson: Creating Lifestyle Flexibility

2017-04-15T13:08:20+00:00 June 1, 2016|Podcast|

Before she made the switch to digital entrepreneurship, Michelle had a long commute, was stressed out, had family problems that prohibited her from leaving her job, and felt rootless. Then, she began blogging about personal finance and was introduced to the idea of digital entrepreneurship and lifestyle design, fell in love with the idea, and never looked back. Now she is growing a digital business helping people who are working on quitting their 9-to-5 but can't quit yet. And although Michelle loves to travel and live abroad, right now her goal is to get further connected to her community in Denver.