Amy Truong: Collecting Moments and Experiences
April 13, 2016 | Podcast
Amy has found a way to make her love for travel a lifestyle by running a travel blog and a travel planning service while keeping a full-time remote job. She has been to more than 22 countries, mostly traveling solo, and is considering setting up a base in Hawaii.
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Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
Climbing 50 stories up an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok. Dancing at sunrise on a boat sailing towards the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Biggest Surprise along the Way
Positive: How awesome people are when you’re lost or need help
Negative: Loneliness and isolation at times when you’re in a place without a wide social circle/network of friends or other nomads
In this episode
- How she started working remotely
- Her routines for getting things done and also exploring her surroundings
- Tips for staying safe as a woman traveling alone
- Travel planning tips for nomads
- How she handles feeling lonely on the road
- Dealing with a broken wrist
- And much more
Resources we talked about
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- Travel planning: TheFlightDeal.com, Skyscanner.net
- Videoconferencing: Blue Jeans, Zoom
- Atom text editor
- Nomad networking: Nomad Trips, FindANomad.com, Hashtag Nomads, Meetup.com, Bumble BFF, Couchsurfing
- Nomad events: DNX conference, Nomad Cruise, Hacker Paradise, Nomadtopia LIVE in Mexico
- eBags Packing Cubes*
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