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Badass Digital Nomads

English, Social, 200 seasons, 258 episodes, 2 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes
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The remote work revolution is here, yet very few people and companies are prepared for it. Badass Digital Nomads aims to change that, however, by teaching you how to break free from old paradigms and thrive in the remote economy. Get ready to “laugh and learn” with veteran digital nomad, Kristin Wilson of YouTube’s “Traveling with Kristin,” as she teaches you how to master the art of working from anywhere. Professionals of all ages and backgrounds will find value in how Kristin and her guests approach different topics in remote work, entrepreneurship, and travel - all while staying grounded in the timeless principles of philosophy and self-development. What you’ll learn:  How to transition from a 9-5 job to a location-independent career  The many ways to make money online  Where to find high-paying remote jobs  How to start or scale your online business  How to stay productive while avoiding work-from-home burnout  Where to go? The best places to travel or live abroad  And much more! Also stay in-the-know and on the cutting edge of trends in remote work, technology, and travel with Kristin’s “Digital Nomad News” insights - on everything from startup visa programs to where to find the best WiFi. Tune into Badass Digital Nomads every Tuesday at 12pm EST for a new episode to help you stay inspired to design your best life in 2020 and beyond.
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Be Your Authentic Self While Traveling the World with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad

Erick Prince returns for another candid conversation about the global changes that have happened since we last chatted 4 years ago and how these changes have impacted his world view and perception of travel. Kristin and Erick discuss the realizations that come with age and life experience (especially as full-time travelers) and how to be your authentic self while traveling the world. They also highlight the shocking differences between how they travel and how younger generations are traveling the world. If you’re looking for an unfiltered conversation about travel, digital nomadism, life, and the world… this is it, folks! Tune in and remember… Life is short!   Special Offers: Get $10 off your Bordr Tax Filing Service Get $100 off your first Hacker Paradise Trip Digital Nomads For Dummies Book   Topics Discussed: Life as a middle-aged travel influencer and DJ. Overcoming burnout as a content creator. Having fun and traveling later in life. Realizations that come in reflecting on your past travel experiences. The evolution of content creation and influencing. How to be your authentic self while traveling the world. The unique feeling of having favorite places in other countries. Erick’s daily life as an expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand before and after covid.   Questions Answered: How do you reflect on who you were when you first started traveling versus who you are now? Is the market for digital nomad and travel content oversaturated or is there space for new creators? Do you still feel like you have a role to play in promoting digital nomadism and the future of work? What is most important to you right now?   Episode Resources:  PBS Future of Work Series World Travel Market London Nik Photo Software On 1 Photo Editing Capcut Free Video Editor   Books Mentioned: Very Thai by Philip Cornwel-Smith Very Bangkok by Philip Cornwel-Smith Lonely Planet Guide to Thailand by Joe Cummings   Related Podcasts: Ep 107: Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Ep 108: Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, Minority Nomad (Part 2) Ep 121: 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Ep 146: How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies Ep 166: Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam Ep 215: The Easy Way To Live a Better Life Ep 216: Demystifying Expat Taxes: What to Know About Filing Taxes Abroad Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Ep 250: From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experience Changed This Expat’s Life Ep 253: Finnish Pilot-Turned Poker Player on Starting a New Life in Mexico   Related Videos: Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand [What It's REALLY Like] Living Like a Local vs. Expat in THAILAND (the honest truth) 10 Ways Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More   Connect with Guest, Erick Prince: Visit his website Follow on Instagram Subscribe to his YouTube channel Connect on Facebook   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
5/15/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Top 10 Best Places to Live in France

France is the biggest country in the European Union. With so many places to choose from, where should you live? Find out the top 10 best places to live in France, including the city voted #1 by French citizens! Even if you’re not looking to move to France, this episode will give you lots of ideas of places you can visit to slow travel or to go on vacation. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, you’re traveling with family, or you just want to get a taste of the best food, wine, and weather in France, there’s an ideal city for everyone. Stay tuned for detailed episodes on life in Italy, Spain, Greece, and more! If you’re looking for help and/or advice on moving to France or anywhere in the world, feel free to reach out to Kristin for personalized support!   Special Offers: Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin Get your Tortuga Backpack Lite Need support for an overseas move? Check out Ready to Relocate   Topics Discussed: Culture and lifestyle pace of France. Places in France with charming towns and villages. Best/worst French cities for English speakers. Tourism in France. French healthcare: Which cities in France have the best healthcare? Best places for expats and digital nomads to live in France. Cost of living, buying, and renting in France. Which cities have a lower cost of living than Paris? Best city for weather and wine in France. French cities with many job opportunities. Best cities in France for food, quality of life, and safety. Best places for families to live in France. Best/worst French cities for proximity to airports.   Episode Resources:  Watch this video on YouTube (includes timestamps)   Related Podcasts: Ep 138: Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad Ep 164: Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points Ep 171: Living as an Expat in Portugal with Josh & Kalie of Expats Everywhere Ep 220: Living Like a Local in France & Italy: Language, Lifestyle, Cost of Living, and More Ep 228: Moving from the USA to Portugal: Highs, Lows, and Tips on Settling In Ep 247: Top 10 Best Places To Retire Abroad Ep 252: Female Solo Traveler Finds Freedom in Paris and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle   Related Videos: Most Recent Traveling with Kristin LIVE Q&A | Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica with Me! 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) 40 Amazing Places to Add to Your Travel Bucket List 10 Best Places to Retire in 2024 (Visas, Residency, Healthcare, Taxes) 20 Incredible Places to Visit on Earth (Natural Wonders, Islands, Europe, and More!) Best Places to Live in Portugal for Expats and Digital Nomads Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally | Travel Tips & Advice   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
5/7/202429 minutes, 5 seconds
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Living in Europe, Side Hustle Struggles, and Remote Work Real Talk - Live Call with Kristin

Listen to Kristin talk with her Patrons about living in Europe (Greece, Portugal, Albania), their side hustle struggles, and the reality of working remotely around the world. Kristin hangs out with her Patrons regularly on Zoom and decided to share this one with the world! So, you’re in for an exclusive treat. In this chat, our Patrons share some life updates, advice, recommendations, and stories from their travels. They discuss wellness retreats they love or would like to attend, the impacts of Bulgaria and Romania becoming Schengen members earlier this year, how to turn an idea into an income stream, and so much more! Join us for a special glimpse into the lives of Kristin’s biggest supporters and how you can join her Inner Circle!   Special Offers: Become a Patron for $5/month Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin Find a remote job with FlexJobs   Topics Discussed: Goals and challenges of running an online business. Making money online with a side hustle. The “trap” of content creation. True or False? You need a social media following to start an online business/side hustle in 2024. How Kristin funded her first move abroad. Expat life in Albania. Turning an idea into a profitable income stream. Living and getting residency in Greece and Portugal. Finding retreat destinations to live, relax, and work remotely. Transitioning from employee to contractor. How our Patrons met in person! Why nomads aren’t going to the Bansko Nomad Fest this year. Bulgaria and Romania becoming Schengen members. Travel hacking. Wellness travel and coliving in the US.   Episode Resources:  Bansko Nomad Fest Online Payment Platform: Stripe Sign up for Ayo’s Newsletter US Retreat Centers: Art of Living, Eupepsia Wellness Retreat, Hippocrates Wellness, Ayurveda Health Retreats, Furnished Finder Unlimited Mail & South Dakota Residency: YourBestAddress.com   Related Podcasts: Ep 54: How to Make 5-Figures per Month Writing on Medium with Ayo the Author Ep 164: Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points Ep 170: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium Ep 171: Living as an Expat in Portugal with Josh & Kalie of Expats Everywhere Ep 228: Moving from the USA to Portugal: Highs, Lows, and Tips on Settling In Ep 233: Travel Hacking and Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards with Travel AF Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly   Related Videos: Most Recent Traveling with Kristin LIVE Q&A | Costa Rica 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) I Asked 10 DIGITAL NOMADS How They Make Money Online from an ISLAND Best Places to Live in Portugal for Expats and Digital Nomads THIS Is How Much It Costs To Live in Portugal Now (in 2024) 🇵🇹 Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More Why He Left the US to find FREEDOM in Mexico 🇲🇽 How She Became a Solo Female Traveler and Digital Nomad   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
4/30/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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Why Expats Leave Mexico with Author Michael Dash

As you know, Mexico is a hotspot for expats and digital nomads, but they don’t often last long here… Why, you ask? Join Kristin for a candid conversation with author and personal development coach, Michael Dash, about the main reasons why expats leave Mexico. Hear about Michael’s struggles living in Mexico, why he chose to move to Tulum over 3 years ago, and why he hasn't left yet. Plus, he shares tips and advice on overcoming the challenges of living the #expatlife in Mexico. Wondering if Mexico is the right place for your next move? This episode could help you find the answer!   Special Offers: Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin Tortuga Backpacks Nomad Health by SafetyWing (Global Health Insurance for Remote Workers and Digital Nomads)   Topics Discussed: Michael’s daily life in California vs. Mexico. The shocking reality of Mexico during COVID. Favorite activities and places in Mexico. Michael’s cost of living in Mexico. Overcoming addiction & becoming an author and retreat host. Training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The challenges of living as an expat in Mexico. Why Michael has questioned living in Tulum. Tips and advice on moving to Mexico or anywhere abroad.   Questions Answered: Why did you decide to move to Tulum? What is the community like in Tulum? Do you still have to pay US taxes as an expat living in Mexico? Why do expats choose to quit living in Mexico? What are the best parts of living in Tulum? and more!   Episode Resources:  Learn about Michael’s Retreats Get Michael’s book, Chasing the High Online Men’s Group: Men of Means Allen Carr’s books on overcoming addictions 29029 Everesting   Related Podcasts: Ep 10: US Taxes for Digital Nomads with IRS Enrolled Agent, Grace Taylor Ep 106: How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship Ep 118: Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know Ep 215: The Easy Way To Live a Better Life Ep 216: Demystifying Expat Taxes: What to Know About Filing Taxes Abroad Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Ep 250: From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experience Changed This Expat’s Life Ep 253: Finnish Pilot-Turned Poker Player on Starting a New Life in Mexico   Related Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More Why He Left the US to find FREEDOM in Mexico 🇲🇽 How She Became a Solo Female Traveler and Digital Nomad   Places in Mexico Mentioned: Holisitika, Tulum Palma Central, Tulum Valle De Bravo Mexico City Cabo Puerta Vallarta San Pancho Sayulita   Connect with Guest, Michael Dash: Visit his website Follow on Instagram Connect on LinkedIn Connect on Facebook   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
4/23/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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Finnish Pilot-Turned Poker Player on Starting a New Life in Mexico

Kristin speaks with Teemu Alanen, a Finnish pilot turned poker player who moved from Europe to Mexico and changed his life. Hear why he made the life-changing leap to digital nomadism, his tips for thriving as an expat in Mexico, and what a typical day in the life of a remote poker player looks like. Teemu also talks about the differences between Finnish culture and Mexican culture, revealing why he’s not moving back to Finland anytime soon. Plus, Kristin highlights a few listener stories and questions about Tulum.   Special Offers: Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin! Check out Tortuga Backpacks Stay covered with Nomad Health by SafetyWing (Global Health Insurance for Remote Workers and Digital Nomads)   Topics Discussed: Why Teemu decided to quit being a pilot to pursue online poker. Unique aspects of Finnish culture (communication, socializing, dating, etc.) What you need to thrive as an expat in Mexico. Tips for finding a trustworthy immigration lawyer in Mexico. Activities and groups in Tulum. The phases of moving to a new place as a digital nomad. Differences in living in Tulum vs. Playa del Carmen. A typical work day in the life of a remote poker player. Teemu’s invite-only “family dinners”.   Questions Answered: Why did you decide to move abroad to Mexico? What was it like being in Tulum during the pandemic lockdown? What makes Tulum special compared to Playa del Carmen and other cities? How is Finnish culture different from other cultures? What phase of life and digital nomadism are you in? Will you move back to Finland or to another country in the future?   Episode Resources:  Trusted Bilingual Immigration Lawyer in Mexico: Adriana Vella - Immigration to Mexico Online Men’s Group: Men of Means   Related Podcasts: Ep 77: 8 Essential Skills You Need to Become a Digital Nomad Ep 97: What I Love About Living Abroad Ep 184: How To Find Community Abroad With the Co-Founder of WiFi Tribe Ep 219: How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World Ep 242: 7 Things to Know Before You Move Abroad Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Ep 250: From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experience Changed This Expat’s Life   Related Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More Why He Left the US to find FREEDOM in Mexico 🇲🇽 Live with Kristin: Your Most Burning Questions About Travel and Living Abroad 20 Incredible Places to Visit on Earth (Natural Wonders, Islands, Europe, and More!)   Connect with Guest, Teemu Alanen: Follow on Instagram   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
4/16/202443 minutes, 46 seconds
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From Breakup to Breakthrough: Female Solo Traveler Finds Freedom in Paris and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Join Kristin and Dinah Redhouse, a digital nomad and online entrepreneur, in Tulum as they chat about the benefits and challenges of traveling and working abroad as a solo female entrepreneur. Hear how a breakup turned into a breakthrough that led Dinah to find freedom, self-love, and empowerment in the digital nomad lifestyle. Dinah shares how and why she took her business abroad, her favorite safety tips for traveling alone, and how the digital nomad lifestyle is empowering her to live her best life. If you’ve ever been curious about what it’s like to run a business and travel solo to places like France, Turkey, Brazil, and Mexico, tune in to hear all about it!   Special Offers: Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin  Leave a 5-Star Review for us Get Moving Overseas Support   Topics Discussed: Launching a business and traveling abroad. Dinah’s experience living and working remotely in Tulum, Mexico. How travel benefits business owners and creatives. Finding balance in the digital nomad lifestyle. Dinah’s average cost of living as a digital nomad vs. living in Miami. 3 things she looks at when deciding where to travel. How to pack minimally for travel. Prioritizing self-love and self-empowerment. Traveling to Paris, Istanbul, and Brazil alone. Tips for staying safe as a solo female traveler. Making friends abroad. Dealing with fear and loneliness as a digital nomad.   Questions Answered: How do you find balance while traveling full-time? How do you budget your travel as a digital nomad? Do you have a homebase back in the US? How do you choose your travel destinations? How long did it take you to feel comfortable as a solo female traveler in Paris? How do you meet new people while traveling abroad? Do you ever question the digital nomad lifestyle?   Episode Resources:  Article: How to Banish Writer’s Block for Good Learn a new language: Rosetta Stone Make new friends abroad: Bumble, Tinder Safety Gear for Travelers: Little Viper Bracelet   Books Mentioned: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle   Related Podcasts: Ep 97: What I Love About Living Abroad Ep 184: How To Find Community Abroad With the Co-Founder of WiFi Tribe Ep 213: 5 Ways To Become a Digital Nomad Ep 219: How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World Ep 222: The Power of Solo Travel Ep 242: 7 Things to Know Before You Move Abroad Ep 248: Female Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Make Money Online Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly   Related Videos: Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (from Brazil) How Do Female Entrepreneurs Make Money Online WITH NO experience? How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More Pack Like a Pro: Uncover My Secrets From 20 Years of Travel Top 10 Best Places To Live in France (Expats, Retirees, Digital Nomads) 15 Things I WISH I Knew About Solo Travel   Connect with Guest, Dinah Redhouse: Webite: https://www.digitalprodigee.com   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
4/9/202448 minutes, 27 seconds
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Slow Traveling Europe + Van Life with Chase Warrington from About Abroad

The host of About Abroad podcast joins the show again this week for a fireside chat about slow-traveling through Europe and why he and his wife want to move from Spain to Italy. Chase explains the issues you could have changing your residency from one European country to another and why the Italian Dolomites is one of his favorite places to live in the world. Plus, Kristin gives Chase a glimpse into the Nomad Cruise experience and they both give insight into their future plans for travel, work, retreats, citizenship, and residency. (Hint: Kristin is changing her plans for 2024!)   Subscribe to About Abroad podcast for more episodes with Chase and his guests!     Special Offers:  World Nomads Travel Insurance Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin (August 9-12, 2024) Save €200 on your Nomad Cruise cabin     Topics Discussed: The reality of visiting Tulum, Mexico as a foreigner. Challenges of moving to Spain. Living and traveling Europe in a van. Over-tourism in Europe. Moving from Spain to Italy as an expat. Applying for permanent residency in EU. Internal struggles of being a digital nomad. Living in a van with your significant other.     Related Podcast Episodes:  BADN Ep 156: Living in Spain as an Expat or Digital Nomad BADN Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly BADN Ep 250: From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experience Changed This Expat’s Life BADN Ep 175: Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat BADN Ep 240: Reflect, Recharge, Reinvent: Living with Purpose in 2024 About Abroad: Escaping Bosnia as a refugee to becoming CEO of Doist, with Amir Salihefendic About Abroad: Digital Nomads for Dummies and Traveling with Kristin     Connect with Guest, Chase Warrington: Check out the About Abroad Podcast Connect with him on LinkedIn Follow him on Instagram   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed notes and transcripts.
4/2/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experienced Changed This Expat’s Life

Thank you for 250 Episodes of Badass Digital Nomads! We would be grateful if you can leave a review in your favorite podcast app or on our website to celebrate. 🎉   In today's episode: After a near-death experience working at his manual labor job in Canada, Phoenix Sen re-evaluated his priorities in life and focused on healing himself and eventually starting a coaching business.   Kristin met Phoenix in Tulum this month and invited him on the podcast to share his story and how he sees Tulum after living there for six months. Enjoy!   Special Offers:  Get an International Travel Wi-Fi Device: EZ Mobile Data SkyRoam Solis Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin (August 9-12, 2024)     Tulum Places Mentioned:  Palma Central Market Jungle Kitchen Otti Cacao Bar Lapa Vida Mateo’s Rooftop Azulik rooftop La Pizzine Bacalar     Related Episodes:  BADN Ep 102: Tulum Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle BADN Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly BADN Ep 104: The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave     Connect with Guest, Phoenix:  Instagram Website     Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
3/28/202453 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Kristin shares the highs and lows from her experience traveling to Tulum this month, including some harrowing stories about police corruption and hospital scams. Is Tulum a tropical heaven or "hell", as one famous travel blogger puts it? Listen in to find out.    Special Offers:  Discover Cars Discounted International Car Rental World Nomads Travel Insurance Digital Nomads For Dummies Book Visit Costa Rica with Kristin   Topics Discussed:  Why (or why not) to visit Tulum? Mexican Culture Expat Community Cost of Living Coworking  Internet Speeds Safety - Is Tulum dangerous? Hospitals Over-Charging Tourists Where to Stay Things To See and Do Transportation and Getting Around   Resources Mentioned:  Costamed Hospital Reviews International SOS App:  Apple Store Google Play International Travel Insurance:  Generali IMG SafetyWing Nomad Insurance SafetyWing Nomad Health World Nomads   Places Mentioned:  Cenote Cristal Holistika Neek (Nopalitos Lagoon) Sian Ka'an Tulum Ruins Xielo (Nopalitos Lagoon)   Coworking:  Digital Jungle Coworking Tulum Selina Tulum   Related Episodes:  BADN Ep 102: Tulum Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  fo
3/21/202445 minutes, 43 seconds
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Female Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Make Money Online

Five female entrepreneurs from the US, Canada, Nigeria, UK, and Germany sit down with Kristin to share how they went from regular 9-5 day jobs to working for themselves making $10k+ months (all without any prior online business experience).    SPECIAL OFFERS: Open a Wise Account and get a free transfer up to £500 Get relocation support for your move abroad Travel with Kristin to Costa Rica 🌴 (ONLY 2 EARLY BIRD SPOTS LEFT!)    RELATED VIDEOS: Video version of this podcast - How Do Female Entrepreneurs Make Money Online with NO Experience?   RELATED PODCASTS: Digital Nomad Episodes Entrepreneurship Episodes Online Business Episodes   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
3/12/202436 minutes, 26 seconds
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Top 10 Best Places To Retire Abroad

Where are the best places to retire or live in the world? Kristin analyzes International Living's 2024 Retirement Index and gives details on the cost of living in each country, residency requirements, safety, healthcare, and more.    Reserve your spot to travel with Kristin to Costa Rica! (ONLY 3 EARLY BIRD SPOTS LEFT) 🌴   SPECIAL OFFERS: Get more than 50% off lifetime access to Rosetta Stone Inquire about relocation support for your move abroad   RELATED VIDEOS: Video version of this podcast - 10 Places To Retire in 2024   RELATED PODCASTS: 7 Things to Know Before You Move Abroad The Nomadic Planner - How I Plan My Goals and Map the Year Ahead 10 Countries To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
3/5/202447 minutes, 20 seconds
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Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin!

Have you ever wanted to visit Costa Rica? If so, now you can travel there with Kristin as your host! Kristin will be leading her first-ever group trip to Costa Rica from August 9-12, 2024.   You will get to hang out with Kristin and a group of like-minded people from the Traveling with Kristin community for 4 days while enjoying the beautiful Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica.    Listen to this episode to get all the details and leave your email here to be notified when bookings open at 12pm EST on Friday, March 1st.    The first 8 people to sign up will receive $150 off with the Early Bird rate.    Special Offers: Travel to Costa Rica with Kristin in 2024 - Save $150 with the Early Bird Rate (Only $1,799) Check out Tripped Travel Gear on Amazon Day Backpack Packing Cubes Tech Travel Pouch Toiletry Set   Resources Mentioned: Costa Rica Email Notifications TrovaTrip Reviews   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron - Welcome to Jola Fitzsimmons, our newest Patreon Patron! *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Thank you to Kiana for the 5-Star Review!   I first started off by watching Kristin's youtube videos and later discovered the podcast.  As someone who is actively trying to move abroad (even just temporarily), I find the podcast very informative and entertaining. It's helped me to realize this dream of mine isn't that farfetched and totally doable. Keep up the great work Kristin!   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com.
2/27/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sailing into the Unknown with Ruby Rose: Navigating Burnout & Mental Health in a Freedom Lifestyle

Throwback to one of Kristin's favorite podcast interviews with Nick Fabbri and Terysa Vanderloo of the YouTube channel, Sailing Ruby Rose.   In this podcast, they share how they quit their medical jobs in London to sail the world and what they've learned from three years at sea.   They talk about overcoming burnout and how they've been able to find more connection, community, and balance in their freedom-filled lifestyles.   They also describe the many cool features of their sailboats, the highs and lows of living life on the sea, detoxing from social media, and the lessons they’ve learned while exploring the globe.    Listen now to find the courage it takes to step outside of your comfort zone, take risks, and learn new skills to support yourself from anywhere. Plus, how to fund your travels while sailing full-time.   SPECIAL OFFERS: World Nomads Travel Insurance Podcast Feedback Form Traveling with Kristin Retreat Inquiry Form Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Wise International Account   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Nick and Terysa were drawn to the sailing lifestyle. How to overcome the lack of knowledge that holds people back from pursuing a nomadic lifestyle of full-time travel. The benefits and challenges of living on a sailboat. How society keeps us tethered to a certain work/life structure and what it takes to break free from the shackles of society. The defining characteristics it takes to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks. How to cope with experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness - even when you’re living a freedom lifestyle. The importance of staying in a country long enough to establish a community or friend circle and learn the local culture. What to do after the initial excitement of travel wears off.  How they learned how to make YouTube videos and how they come up with ideas for content. Their candid thoughts on quality vs. quantity when it comes to content creation. Why they transitioned from a monohull to a catamaran.  Where they’ve sailed so far and where they plan to travel next. Which countries have the cheapest mobile internet.  The near-death experience Kristin had on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you decide to quit your jobs to travel? How do you deal with being far away from friends and family? How did you learn your creative skills, like writing and making videos? How do you support yourselves financially? How do you find fast enough WiFi to work remotely from a boat? What advice would you give your past selves ten years ago? And much more!   RESOURCES Get your first international transfer up to £500 for Free with a TransferWise borderless bank account Book: The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron Documentary: The Social Dilemma Podcast: Interview with Surf Photographer, Jimmy Wilson MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) Curve of Cultural Adaptation Starlink (Internet by Elon Musk) GoogleFi WiFi Dopamine Detox Video   RUBY ROSE SAILING VIDEOS:  Seawind Catamaran Review Video Catamaran Design Playlist   CONNECT WITH SAILING RUBY ROSE:  Follow Nick and Terysa on YouTube Sailing Ruby Rose Website Sailing Ruby Rose Patreon Sailing Ruby Rose Instagram ....................................................................................................... Thank you to Kristin's patrons! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all of Kristin's YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  More Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
2/20/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 55 seconds
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8 Digital Nomads Explain How They Make Money While Traveling

How do digital nomads make money while traveling? The possibilities are endless! Learn how eight digital nomads, freelancers, online business owners, military veterans, and remote workers make money online and how they got started in the digital nomad lifestyle.   You’ll even hear how much money they made when they started, how many income streams they have now, and their favorite places to travel and work remotely.   Spoiler Alert: One person started with only $200 in monthly income from freelancing!   Plus, hear their advice for people just getting started in the digital nomad lifestyle.   This episode is proof that you can start traveling and working remotely with almost nothing and grow to achieve your dream life!   SPECIAL OFFERS: Buy your copy of Digital Nomads For Dummies Find a remote job with FlexJobs. Get €200 off Nomad Cruise 13  Try Freshbooks risk-free Tune into The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE RESOURCES: Join the next Nomad Cruise   BOOK MENTIONED: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss   RELATED PODCASTS: 10 Countries To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World The Power of Solo Travel 5 Ways To Become a Digital Nomad Digital Nomad Tax Episodes   RELATED VIDEOS: Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (from Portugal) Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (from Brazil) Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (from an Island) How To Become a Digital Nomad in 2024: Top 5 Ways Asking Europeans What They Think of Americans and the USA The TRUTH About Full-Time Travel   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
2/13/202442 minutes, 27 seconds
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8 Things I Don't Miss About the USA After Living Abroad

Wondering how Kristin sees the USA after living abroad? Tune in as Kristin shares 8 reasons why she lives abroad and things she doesn't miss about her home country.   To you, some of these things may not feel like major motivators to move abroad, but everyone has different reasons behind where they live and travel. What are your reasons?   SPECIAL OFFERS: Introducing Nomad Health by SafetyWing! (Global Health Insurance for Remote Workes and Digital Nomads) Get Kristin's support in moving overseas Save up to 70% with DiscoverCars.com Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   RELATED VIDEOS: Video version of this podcast Culture Shock Returning to the US from the UK American in the UK: British Culture Shocks How I See the UK As An American Abroad How I See the US After Living Abroad Coping with Reverse Culture Shock   RELATED PODCASTS: 7 Things to Know Before You Move Abroad The Nomadic Planner - How I Plan My Goals and Map the Year Ahead Reflect, Recharge, Reinvent: Living with Purpose in 2024 Asking Europeans What They Think of Americans and the USA 10 Countries To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
2/6/202428 minutes, 34 seconds
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7 Things to Know Before You Move Abroad

If hindsight is 20/20, then this podcast can help you forecast your future in a global lifestyle. Kristin shares 7 things she wishes she knew about living overseas before she moved abroad for the first time (back in 2002).    Check the show notes below for lots of great resources from this episode!    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Annual Feedback Survey (Win a Free Call with Kristin) Apply for moving overseas support Digital Nomads For Dummies book Get $10 off a NISS or NIF in Portugal with Bordr Portugal Trip Survey (Help Kristin plan a future group trip) Join Kristin's Newsletter   RELATED PODCASTS: Ep 212: 8 Ways to Overcome Reverse Culture Shock   RELATED VIDEOS: 7 Things to Know BEFORE You Move Abroad The Downsides of Living Abroad  What I Love About Living Abroad How I See the US After Living Abroad My Experience Living Japan as an Expat Living in the UK as an American (Culture Shock)   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: tbd   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
1/30/202432 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Nomadic Planner - How I Plan My Goals and Map the Year Ahead

What is the best way to set goals and plan travel as an online professional, roving retiree, digital nomad, or aspiring global citizen? Kristin shares step-by-step how she develops her annual plan and designs a travel schedule that support achieving her short- and long-term goals.    Whether you're an avid planner or looking for more structure and success in life, this podcast will give you insights, ideas, and practical tips for how to make more of your goals a reality - while enjoying the process!    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Annual Feedback Survey (Win a Free Call with Kristin) Apply for moving overseas support Digital Nomads For Dummies book   RELATED PODCASTS: BADN Ep 240: Reflect, Recharge, Reinvent: Living with Purpose in 2024  BADN Ep 215: The Easy Way to Live a Better Life  The Deep Life by Cal Newport - How to Overhaul Your Life: Podcast or Video Version Steven Pressfield on how to organize your day or year   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 5-Year Journal (One Line a Day) Project Management Systems Asana Trello Google Drive Workflowy Medium Articles: Goal Setting Productivity Hacks  Cal Newport Time Blocking Planner 2.0 Living Abroad: Challenging the Myths of Expat Life by Jim Santos   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
1/23/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Reflect, Recharge, Reinvent: Living with Purpose in 2024

Badass Digital Nomads is back after a holiday break! Kristin shares behind the scenes of the podcast after an action-packed 2023. Then, she shares and life and personal development themes she's been thinking about over the year. She also offers practical tips, exercises, and resources for how to apply these topics in your life.   Thank you for listening this year and for being a part of the community.    Thank you to the Badass Digital Nomads Team for their work on the podcast this year: Kayla, TJ, Gaston, and Penny    Special thanks to you! Thank you to everyone who downloaded the podcast this year, left a review, donated a (decaf) coffee, joined Patreon, or shared Badass Digital Nomads with others. We appreciate you!   Special Offers: Apply for moving overseas support Buy Kristin a Decaf Coffee Join Patreon Travel to Portugal with Kristin   Episode Resources:    Top Podcasts of 2023:  How To Find or Become a Virtual Assistant in 2023  Becoming a Self-Made Entrepreneur and Creative with Niklas Göke The Best Places To Travel in 2023 How to Improve Your Health & Wellness By Moving Abroad   Related Podcasts: Ep 91: How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling Ep 215: The Easy Way to Live a Better Life Ep 232: Simone Vincenzi Mental Health and The Great Resignation   Books/Articles Mentioned: Article: The Busy Trap (NYT) Digital Minimalism How to Break Up with Your Phone Smart Phone, Dumb Phone Time and How to Spend It  War of Art Walden (Life in the Woods)   Additional Resources: Live to 100 - Secrets of the Blue Zones (Netflix)   Thank you to our 2023 Patrons! Alex Duffy, TheTravelingHatter, Alejandro Martin, Julie D'Angelo, Stephen L. Bainton, KatTraveler12, Eric Kwang, Dawn Davis, Jim Chadwick, Em Winn, Ron Sokol, Dave M., Francis, DJ, Michelle and Joel Hartz, Stephen Weeks, Andy, Netdtek Tor, Chip Pierce, Mike Ramsey, Christopher Copley, Dave Bowman, Jenopolis, Phil Ratzloff, Gary Bridges, Daniel McCutcheon, Stephen Williams, Mike and Mary McCombs, Isaac Medrano, Scottman895, Karen Espig, Richard Yanda, Shawn, Walt Magnado   Special thanks to Jeff Right for being Kristin's #1 donor on BuyMeaCoffee.   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
1/16/202448 minutes, 8 seconds
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From Dog Walker to Multi-Millionaire Female Entrepreneur

NOTE: There was a technical issue with our hosting site today - if your podcast episode doesn't load correctly, try refreshing your app, re-downloading it, or listening directly from the website. Thanks for your understanding and happy holidays! What does it take to turn a business idea into a multimillion dollar company? How do you travel and run a growing business at the same time? Hear how Kristin Morrison turned a boring dog walking gig into an exciting (and lucrative) business concept. Then, she reveals how she was able to travel to Bali for six months and keep her business thriving from anywhere in the world. Kristin Morrison is a Business and Life Coach, Podcaster, Speaker, and Author who went from accidental business owner to building one of the largest businesses of its kind in California. Now, she lives part-time on 9 acres in the Hawaiian jungle and part-time in Northern California. Tune in to hear Kristin’s story and discover her tips and advice on staying productive, pricing your services, working less, overcoming burnout, and taking your business to the next level.   Special Offers: Buy a copy of Digital Nomads For Dummies  Going overseas in 2024? Apply for relocation support Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list   Topics Discussed: Kristin’s journey from pet sitter to business owner. The learning curve of owning a business. What to do when you’re anxious and unsure about what you want to do for work. How to transform your business to the next level. Advice for freelancers and time-based business owners on charging the right prices. What to do when you’re struggling with burnout in your business. 3 steps to successful delegation. How to travel after starting a business. Productivity/inspiration tips for digital nomads. How Kristin’s life transformed after she started traveling. The powerful benefits of solo travel. Selling your business and transitioning to a new role.   Questions Answered: What is the #1 change your pet sitting clients made to thrive as a business? How did you go from working 7 days a week to 3 days a week in just one year? When during your entrepreneurial journey did you decide to start traveling? Is my business too big to travel? How did Bali change your life? Why did you sell your business and shift into a coaching role? and more!   Episode Resources:  Related Videos: How To Become a Digital Nomad: The Top 5 Ways How to Create Passive Income & a Location Independent Business - Digital Nomad Interview Matt Bowles How to Build an Online Business as a Single Mom w/No Experience with Freya Casey BALI DIGITAL NOMADS: Are They Destroying Bali?   Related Podcasts: Ep 48: From Virtual Assistant to Founding the Biggest Online Digital Nomad Community in the World Ep 180: Making $378K per Year as a Fiverr Freelancer With Alex Fasulo Ep 190: How To Find or Become a Virtual Assistant in 2023 Ep 215: The Easy Way to Live a Better Life Ep 223: Slow Travel Tips from Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo   Books/Articles Mentioned: Six-Figure Pet Sitting by Kristin Morrison The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron   Business Management Resources: Hire a Virtual Assistant: OnlineJobs.ph, Fiverr, Upwork, GetMagic, ChatterBoss   Connect with Kristin Morrison: Visit her website Learn more about The Six-Figure Pet Sitting Business Academy Follow her on Instagram Connect on LinkedIn Connect on Facebook Listen to Business Pathfinder Podcast Listen to Prosperous Pet Business Podcast   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
12/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Asking Europeans What They Think of Americans and the USA

What do Europeans think about the USA? Kristin talks with strangers on the streets of Amsterdam about their thoughts on the United States and its citizens, but their reactions were not what she expected. Tune in to hear from an older couple from the Netherlands, "Retired Richard," a Belgian tourist, a solo female traveler, and Lois the Local.    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Unbound Merino makes the perfect gift (or gift card!) for the holidays Try Nordace backpacks for work, school, travel, or the gym Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel tips email   RESOURCES:  What did you think of these conversations? Leave your feedback and reflections in the YouTube comments!   RELATED VIDEOS:  Talking to Locals in Dublin, Ireland Talking to Locals in Northern Ireland Talking to Locals in the UK Asking People How They Became Digital Nomads   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
12/19/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Retiring at 40 to Travel Full-Time with the "King" of Digital Nomads

Interested in building wealth and retiring early? Learn how from long-time traveler, Dean Kuchel, who achieved financial independence and retired at the age of 40. The self-proclaimed “King of Digital Nomads” has been working remotely from 100+ countries for the past 10 years, empowering others to pursue a location independent lifestyle. You’ll learn Dean’s beginner-friendly tips and tactics for achieving financial freedom before the typical retirement age. He reveals his mindful approach to saving money, investing, and building sustainable wealth. (It’s simpler than you think!) Plus, Dean and Kristin discuss digital nomad gentrification, global citizenship, minimalism, and their visions for the future of remote work. This is a juicy one, so tune in and share it with a friend who might enjoy it!   Special Offers: Get a new laptop bag, travel backpack, or carry-on at Minaal. Pack light with Unbound Merino wool clothing, Kristin’s favorite! Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list   Topics Discussed: Becoming who you want to be. Achieving financial independence as a full-time traveler. Money mindset. How to retire early. Investment strategies for growing your net worth and building long-term wealth. Changing your mindset around social status and consumption. Minimalism: The most important part of financial independence? Carry-on only travel. Being a responsible tourist, traveler, and global citizen. Digital Nomad Gentrification: Is it a problem or overblown? Digital Nomad Visas. Why Dean created the Digital Nomad Israel community. The future of remote work and digital nomadism. Quitting bad habits and addictions, like sugar. Top resources for learning about money and investing.   Questions Answered: How did you become “The King of Digital Nomads”? How do you become financially independent by age 40? How do you build your net worth and increase your ROI? Is traveling the world cheaper than staying in your home country? What does it mean to be a responsible traveler? How is remote work a solution for global, social, and economic issues? Is there any country you don’t feel at home in? What challenges do you encounter as a full-time digital nomad? What resources do you recommend for learning about financial freedom? and more!   Episode Resources: Related Videos: 15 Remote Jobs That Pay $100K+ per Year How To Become a Digital Nomad: The Top 5 Ways Asking 10 Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online from an Island What I Spend In a Month as an American in the UK Pack Like a Pro: Uncover My Secrets From 20 Years of Travel Why I Left the USA for UK 🇬🇧 Travel To Portugal with Kristin Wilson in 2024! 🇵🇹 Underrated Eastern European Destinations   Related Podcasts: Ep 175: Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat Ep 215: The Easy Way to Live a Better Life Ep 223: Slow Travel Tips from Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo Ep 225: 118 Countries and Counting: Ageless Wisdom from a 58-Year-Old Digital Nomad Ep 233: Travel Hacking and Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards with Travel AF   Financial Independence Podcasts: Shannon McClay’s Podcast: Martinis & Your Money Financially Naked Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Financial Feminist with Tori Dunlap ChooseFi Bigger Pockets Money   Books/Articles Mentioned: 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely (Kristin on Medium) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō Kick the Drink… Easily! by Jason Vale The Easy Way to Quit Caffeine by Allen Carr The Easy Way to a Better Sleep by Allen Carr Good Sugar Bad Sugar by Allen Carr Smart Phone Dumb Phone by Allen Carr You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero   Other Digital Nomad Resources: Nomads Buenos Aires Nomads Giving Back Social App for Digital Nomads: Nomadago   Connect with Dean: Follow him on Instagram Connect on LinkedIn Follow him on Twitter Connect on Facebook   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
12/12/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Best Wi-Fi for Travel + How To Fly First Class for Less

Don't get caught without Internet when you travel! 🛜 Kristin gives you 5 options to ensure you have fast Wi-Fi or data on your phone anywhere in the world. Plus, she gives a little-known tip for saving thousands of dollars on First or Business Class flights.   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Save from 30-60% on Solis Hotspots and data packages Gift a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies for the holidays Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel tips newsletter   RESOURCES MENTIONED: (some are affiliate links) EZ Mobile Solis Hotspot Global Wi-Fi Hotspot Starlink Internet Unlocked Huawei Hotspot Airalo eSim Wi-Fi Finder Apps: WiFi Connect (Apple)  WiFi Finder (Android)   RELATED VIDEOS:  Best Wi-Fi for Travel Traveling with Your Cell Phone Internationally   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
12/5/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nomadic Networks: Finding Community Across Borders with Hacker Paradise

Wondering how to combat loneliness and isolation while traveling? Looking for your global travel family? Consider joining a nomadic network like Hacker Paradise! Tune in to learn how to find community across borders and travel with like-minded nomads all while staying productive in your remote job. Hacker Paradise is a global community of remote workers united by passion and ethos, rather than by industry. With the goal of being the best remote working community in the world, Hacker Paradise creates tailored online workshops to empower your team & position your business for remote success. They also serve their community by facilitating global trips around the world so remote workers can combine their love of travel with their professional ambition. Sounds incredible, right? Today, Kristin is joined by Sara Magnabosco, the Chief Operating Officer at Hacker Paradise (and the epitome of a Badass Digital Nomad). Sara’s a native Italian who’s been remote for the last two years, before which she was in rainy Belgium for four, running one of the most active coworking spaces in Europe. Ready to find your travel tribe? Listen to this week's episode for ideas!   Special Offers: Get $100 off your first Hacker Paradise trip with code: BADASS100 Get $100 off Kristin's Group Portugal Trip happening in Spring of 2024 using the code PORTUGAL100 World Nomads Travel Insurance Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list It's Travel Tuesday! Get a list of the best Travel Tuesday deals and discounts in last week's Episode 234: The Best Travel Tuesday Deals for 2023.   Topics Discussed: What it’s like to travel in a nomadic community. Combatting the loneliness of the digital nomad lifestyle. Staying productive and socially active while traveling. What a day in the life of a Hacker Paradise member looks like. Balancing group travel, solo travel, and partnered travel. Hacker Paradise trip pricing (and how to get cheaper pricing). Growing up in Italy & Why Sara left. The most memorable trips Sara has been on with Hacker Paradise. Embracing the discomfort of travel. Underrated travel destinations for 2024.   Questions Answered: What is Hacker Paradise? Who can join Hacker Paradise? Are there requirements? Should single travelers use group travel as a way to date and meet a significant other? What was it like growing up in Venice, Italy and why did you leave? Are you still an Italian resident? What is the impact of digital nomads on local communities? What’s your favorite airport, airline, and airport lounge? What are your favorite travel hacks for saving money? What’s inspiring you and challenging you as a digital nomad right now? and more!   Episode Resources:  Related Videos: Estonia e-Residency Cost, Benefits, and Pros and Cons Estonia Digital Nomad Visa [WHAT IT IS / HOW TO APPLY] Travel To Portugal with Me in 2024! 🇵🇹 Asking 10 Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online from an Island American Things BANNED Abroad Why I Left the USA for UK 🇬🇧   Related Podcasts: Slow Travel Tips from Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo Travel to Lisbon Portugal and the Algarve With Kristin in 2024 Join Me on Nomad Cruise 12 from Spain to Brazil In December How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World How To Cure Travel Itinerary Overwhelm and More of Your Travel Questions Answered Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat 118 Countries and Counting: Ageless Wisdom from a 58-Year-Old Digital Nomad   Book Mentioned: 12 Notes: On Life and Creativity by Quincy Jones   Other Digital Nomad Resources: Nomad Health Insurance by SafetyWing Save Money While Traveling: Revolut Favorite Remote Work Tools: Slack   Sara’s Favorite Underrated Travel Destinations: Tallinn, Estonia Sarandë, Albania Uganda Rwanda   Connect with Sara & Hacker Paradise: Follow her on Instagram Connect on LinkedIn   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
11/28/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Best Travel Tuesday Deals for 2023

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! You know about Black Friday, but what about Travel Tuesday? Travel Tuesday has the most travel-related deals and discounts of any other day of the year. In this episode, Kristin shares the top websites for you to find cheap travel, plus some of her favorite travel bags and gear. Save up to 50% off of travel using the links below! (Includes some affiliate links where Kristin can earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.)   Want to travel with Kristin to Portugal next year? Reserve the last Early Bird spot here and save an extra $100 off using the code PORTUGAL100 (first come first serve, expires on November 30).    AMAZON STORE:  Traveling with Kristin Amazon Store   CARRY-ON BAGS & LUGGAGE: Minaal Monos Nordace TravelPro   CLOTHING & APPAREL:  Unbound Merino   CRUISES:  Cruise Critic Holland America Uniworld River Cruises   ELECTRONICS DJI Store Solis Wi-Fi Hotspot   FLIGHT DEALS:  Delta Expedia Hopper Southwest Gift Card   HOTEL DEALS:  Booking.com Hotels.com IHG Resorts   TRAVEL DEALS:  Save €100 on Nomad Cruise 12 using code TWK Save $200 on Kristin's Trip to Portugal by reserving the last Early Bird spot and using the code PORTUGAL100. Portugal Trip Preview Video   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron (Thank you to Alex Duffy and The Traveling Hatter - Kristin's newest Patrons!) *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com.
11/25/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Travel Hacking and Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards with Travel AF

Want to get free and discounted travel through credit card points? Learn how from Austin Riffe, the Founder of Travel AF, as he shares his favorite credit card tips and travel hacking strategies for saving on flights, hotels, etc. Austin also shares the strategic advice that helped him get out of debt in less than a year (while still being able to travel!). Travel AF is “your personal trainer for inexpensive yet luxurious (award) travel”. They offer personalized points strategy planning, coaching and support, and award travel booking services. Whether you’re a travel lover, frequent flyer, business owner, or someone wanting to optimize their spending, tune in to start saving money on flights, hotels, and more. Happy traveling, everyone!   Special Offers: Get 60,000 bonus points worth $900 in travel with the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. Receive up to 110,000 bonus miles with the Amex Delta SkyMiles Reserve credit card (Kristin has been using it since 2007!) Shop Kristin’s Amazon Storefront for all her favorite tech gear, remote office, and travel tools - perfect for the holidays. Get $50 off your first point strategy plan or award travel concierge with Travel AF (use code: KRISTIN) Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list.   Topics Discussed: How travel hacking works. The benefits of travel hacking. Tips for getting out of debt (without cutting out travel). What to look for in travel credit cards. How to find and cancel subscriptions and recurring expenses. Shifting your mindset around saving and spending money. Austin’s journey into travel hacking and starting an online business. Airline loyalty program devaluations. Dos and don’ts of opening and closing multiple credit cards. Transferable programs. “The Chase Trifecta” Strategy - Sapphire/Reserve, Chase Preferred, and Chase Freedom X   Questions Answered: What is travel hacking and what are the benefits? What was your job before starting Travel AF? Do you do it full-time? What expense categories did you have to reduce the most to get out of debt? Why are airlines devaluing frequent flyer miles? How many credit cards do you have open and how long do you keep them open? What are the best travel credit cards for travel hacking? Does having a lot of cards adversely affect your credit score? How can I transfer credit card points to other companies or hotels? How much do you charge to help someone plan and travel hack a trip? and more!   Episode Resources: Book Mentioned: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki   Podcasts Mentioned: Ep 164: Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points Ep 178: How To Make More Money Online With the Host of the Money Magic Podcast Ep 229: How To Find Balance in a Slow Travel Lifestyle While Working For Yourself with Chelsea Riffe Dave Ramsey’s Podcast: The Ramsey Show Shannon McClay’s Podcast: Martinis & Your Money Ramit Sethi’s Podcast: I Will Teach You To Be Rich   Related Videos: The Best Hotel Credit Cards for Free Travel 65 Tips to Save Money on Travel [Travel Hacks!] The Best Wi-Fi Hotspots for Travel | Travel Hacks Travel Tips & Hacks (Playlist)   Travel Hacking Resources: Find & Cancel Subscriptions: Rocket Money All the Hacks Podcast Frequent Miler The Points Guy Travel Hacking Subreddits: r/awardtravel and r/creditcards   Connect with Austin Riffe & Travel AF: Follow him on Instagram Follow Travel AF on Instagram Visit Travel AF's website   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com.
11/14/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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From Italy to London: One Man's Journey from Restaurant Worker to Thriving Online Entrepreneur

Hear the inspiring story of how an Italian immigrant to the UK worked his way up from working in restaurants to being a successful online entrepreneur. Simone Vincenzi shares tips and advice on starting an online business, transitioning from one industry to another, and achieving both financial and location independence as an expat.   You’ll hear about Simone’s favorite places to travel, the quickest way to learn English as a second language (as an adult), and the shocking racism he experienced while traveling with his wife in South Africa. Plus, he tells you the benefits of creating a webinar for your business and how to create one on a tight budget.   Simone Vincenzi is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur and author who has helped people to launch more than 500 profitable businesses before the age of 30 with his company GTeX. Tune in to learn more!   Special Offers:  Travel with Kristin to Portugal in 2024 Get The Webinar Conversion Kit for only $30 (half of the money is donated to a basketball charity) Try Bonsai, a comprehensive tool for your business. Apply for Relocation Support from Kristin Open a Wise Borderless Account and get a free transfer up to €500   Topics Discussed: Moving to a new country as a young adult Learning English as a second language (the quickest way) The food scene in England vs. Italy Why Simone fell in love with England Transitioning to a new industry Public speaking Making an income online How to start traveling (even when it seems impossible) Culture, food/wine, travel tips, and racism in South Africa Aligning travel with business opportunities How Simone trains people to have financial and location independence The benefits of creating a webinar for your business   Questions Answered: How did you move from Italy to the UK? What was the hardest part about adapting to UK culture? How do you learn English more quickly? What skills do you need to make money online? Did you feel safe traveling in South Africa? What business problem are you trying to solve right now? and more!   Episode Resources:    Recommended Videos: Top 10 Best Places To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month 8 Reasons I DON'T MISS Living in the USA I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝   Related Podcasts: Being a Global Citizen with Russian-American Digital Nomad, Vlad Glebov How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World Living Like a Local in France & Italy: Language, Lifestyle, Cost of Living, and More One of the First Digital Nomads From Africa: Agnes Nyamwange Black Identity Abroad and Creating a Career You Love With Amanda Bates, the Black Expat   Group Travel: Nomad Cruise   Places Mentioned: Garden/restaurant where Kristin had her Sunday roast - The Grosvenor Arms, Chester, UK The Portico Library, UK Kruger National Park, South Africa Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa   Connect with Simone: Visit his website Listen to his podcast Email him: [email protected]   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
11/7/202350 minutes, 6 seconds
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Travel to Lisbon Portugal and the Algarve With Kristin in 2024

Is Portugal at the top of your list of places to travel or live abroad? If so, now you can visit Portugal with Kristin as your host! Kristin will be leading her first-ever group trip from Lisbon to the Algarve April 15-21, 2024.    You will get to hang out with Kristin and a group of like-minded people from the Traveling with Kristin community for 7 days while enjoying city and food tours, a hike, vineyard wine tasting, and more.    Listen to this episode to get all the details or reserve your spot now with a refundable deposit. The next two people to sign up will receive $100 off their bookings with the Early Bird rate.    Special Offers: Travel with Kristin to Portugal in 2024 - Save $100 with the Early Bird Rate Join Kristin on Nomad Cruise 12 - Save €100 with code TWK World Nomads Travel Insurance   Resources Mentioned: Trip Details and Itinerary FAQs TrovaTrip Reviews   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Thank you to Kiana for the 5-Star Review! Badass Podcast! I first started off by watching Kristin's youtube videos and later discovered the podcast.  As someone who is actively trying to move abroad (even just temporarily), I find the podcast very informative and entertaining. It's helped me to realize this dream of mine isn't that farfetched and totally doable. Keep up the great work Kristin!   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com.
10/31/202332 minutes, 57 seconds
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Join Me on Nomad Cruise 12 from Spain to Brazil In December

Want to travel with Kristin in 2023 or 2024? Find out how to join Kristin on Nomad Cruise 12 from Spain to Brazil this December 2-12, 2023 and if the Nomad Cruise is right for you. You can save €100 on any cabin by using the code TWK or TravelingWithKristin with this link.   Plus, we're going to Portugal in 2024! Be the first to know when tickets come available by adding your email here. Kristin will be hosting a guided trip from Lisbon to the Algarve in April 2024. 🇵🇹   Special Offers: Join Kristin on Nomad Cruise 12 - Save €100 with code TWK Get info about traveling to Portugal with Kristin in 2024 World Nomads Travel Insurance   About the Nomad Cruise: Nomad Cruise 12 What is the Nomad Cruise? (Video) Nomad Cruise Tenerife, Canary Islands Interview with the Founder of Nomad Cruise   Resources Mentioned: Amsterdam Tourist Doctor Amsterdam Hotel Doctor World Nomads Insurance   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com.
10/24/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Find Balance in a Slow Travel Lifestyle While Working For Yourself with Chelsea Riffe

Have you ever struggled with wanting to do "it all" when it comes to travel or living an overseas lifestyle, but feeling like you don't have time (or money) for everything? Do you want to quit your corporate job but aren't sure what you can do to earn an online income to replace your salary?    Today's guest, Chelsea Riffe, has been there, too. From being "so broke" that she was cleaning houses and scooping gelato in Australia to becoming a successful online business owner, she's been on quite the journey.    Today, she's the host of the "In My Non-Expert Opinion" podcast, which she runs alongside her consulting business while traveling the world full-time as a digital nomad.    In this episode, Chelsea shares her stories from the road, including how she's overcome her struggles to make money online and find balance in an international lifestyle.    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Try Podia to host your online course or business Apply to join Ready to Relocate Join Kristin's Patreon   Connect with Chelsea:  Visit her website Subscribe to her podcast on Apple or Spotify Follow her on Instagram   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Full show notes and the podcast transcript will be up shortly on www.badassdigitalnomads.com. Check back later this week!
10/16/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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Moving from the USA to Portugal: Highs, Lows, and Tips on Settling In

Find out the pros and cons of moving to Portugal with two California natives who now live in Portugal and run their online business, Bordr. Bordr helps people get their Portuguese tax IDs, file taxes, open Portuguese bank accounts remotely, and other bureaucratic processes you need to go through when moving to Portugal. Kathleen and Richard share why they chose Portugal as their home base, what it’s like to live there and have a baby there, and how they maintain friendships as a digital nomad family.  They also give their opinion on the downsides of living in Portugal and why they think other foreigners are moving away. Plus, they break down Bordr’s relocation services and prices, giving you insight into how they can help your move go smoothly!   Special Offers: Get $10 off any Bordr Portugal service! Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code SAVE30 to save up to 30%) Buy Digital Nomads For Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list   Topics Discussed: Portugal’s healthcare system & Having a baby in Portugal What inspired them to leave San Francisco and move abroad Co-living in Taipei, Thailand Living in Portugal as an Asian-American family Downsides of living in Portugal (why they might leave) Cultural differences and culture shock in Portugal How social dynamics have changed since the pandemic Maintaining friendships as digital nomads Transitioning from freelancer to business owner Portugal’s d7 visa / Digital Nomad Visa Bordr Services + Prices: Tax ID/NIF, opening a Portuguese bank account remotely, NHR tax consultations, and more!   Questions Answered: What is your neighborhood like? Why did you choose Portugal as your home base? What places did you visit while slow traveling as a digital nomad? What is it like to have a baby in a foreign country? Why do you love living in Portugal more than other places? Are Portuguese people welcoming to foreigners? Are Americans ruining Portugal’s housing market? Why and how did you transition from freelancing to entrepreneurship? and more!   Episode Resources:  Recommended Videos: Best Places to Live in Portugal for Expats and Digital Nomads THIS Is How Much It Costs To Live in Portugal Now (in 2023) 🇵🇹 First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad (Pros & Cons) Living in Portugal (Playlist) Japan Travel Videos & Travel Vlogs (Playlist) Top 10 Best Places To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month Asking 10 Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online from an Island   Related Podcasts: Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, Minority Nomad (Part 2) How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World Renouncing Your US Citizenship Part 1: Living Abroad in Canada With Erika Lind How to Renounce Your US Citizenship: Part 2 (+ YouTube Drama)   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for more details.
10/11/202358 minutes, 14 seconds
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10 Countries To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month

After traveling to 63 countries, these are Kristin's top picks for 10 places to live abroad under $1k per month, giving you a complete budget and full cost-of-living breakdown for each location. Plus, info on healthcare, housing, food, and more.   Want to travel with Kristin in 2024? Fill out the travel survey, here.   SPECIAL OFFERS: Apply for support with an overseas move.  Join Kristin's Patreon. Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter.   Videos Mentioned:  Watch the video: Top 10 Best Places To Live Well Under $1,000 per Month Easiest Countries for US Citizens To Move Best Places To Retire in the World Best Places To Live in Portugal Best Places To Live in the World Best Places To Live in Costa Rica Best Places for Digital Nomads   Cost of Living Websites:  Expat Insider Expatistan Livingcost.org Nomad List Numbeo Teleport.org   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube
10/3/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bridging Borders: A Ukrainian Family's New Chapter in Poland

Hear the inspiring perspective of Olga Pylypchuk, a Ukrainian refugee and digital nomad currently living in Poland with her mother and younger sister, while her father and teenage brother are still living in Ukraine. Learn how she’s traveling, working remotely, and coping as a family who’s been directly affected and separated by the war. Plus, Olga and Kristin share the best ways you can support Ukraine from anywhere in the world. The war in Ukraine is still very real and people need our help every day. Let’s keep spreading the word and do what we can to help Ukraine get through this! Resources are listed below.   SPECIAL OFFERS: Donate directly to Ukraine via Red Cross or UNHCR (if you are in the US, click here) Other ways to help Ukraine: SupportUkraineNow Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list Do you want to Travel with Kristin in 2024? Fill out our new destination poll, here.    Topics Discussed: What life in Ukraine was like before the war The culture, history, and food scene of Lviv, Ukraine How Olga’s family is adapting to life during the war & Why they separated Remote/freelance work for Ukrainian refugees Living and studying abroad in Poland Learning Polish as a young Ukrainian refugee How Poland is supporting Ukrainian refugees How Ukrainians are coping with the war Where Olga’s been traveling as a digital nomad The best ways to help Ukraine (from any country)   Questions Answered: How have you been affected by the war as a Ukrainian citizen? How do you support yourself with remote work? What is it like to study abroad and live/work in Poland? How has your family coped with the war in Ukraine? Is your social network different after moving to a different country? Are there strong Ukrainian communities in Poland? How are they doing? How often are sirens going off in Ukraine in 2023? How do you envision your future? Would you move back to Ukraine? Do Ukrainian men have to join the military or can they still work their regular jobs? and more!   Episode Resources:  Recommended Videos: I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝 Asking 10 Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online from an Island Digital Nomad Life in Krakow, Poland: Cost-of-Living, Apt Tour & Vlog   Related Podcasts: Being a Global Citizen with Russian-American Digital Nomad, Vlad Glebov My Thoughts on the War in Ukraine and How To Help (from 2022)   Digital Nomad Resources Mentioned: Nomad Island Fest Web Summit   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for more details.
9/26/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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115 Countries and Counting: Ageless Wisdom from a 58-Year-Old Digital Nomad

Kristin welcomes semi-retired nomadic entrepreneur, globetrotter, and radio host, Palle Bo, back to the show for the first time in 5 years. Also known as The Radio Vagabond, Palle has traveled to at least 115 countries since leaving his career, home, and old life behind in Denmark. In this open and candid conversation, he shares his travel tips, insights, and challenges with you, as well as how he has so much energy for perpetual travel!   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Save money on car rentals with DiscoverCars.com. Get a new travel or laptop bag or carry-on at Minaal. Subscribe to Kristin's weekly e-mail list. Join Patreon for $5 to be a part of our next Live Call & Hangout, happening on Sunday, Sept 24, 2023.   Listen to Palle's previous interview about Becoming a Digital Nomad in your 50s.   Connect with Palle:  Listen to his amazing podcast Follow him on Instagram   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
9/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Living La Dolce Vita: Moving To Italy and Experiencing the Local Lifestyle

An expat-turned Italian citizen shares her journey moving to Italy from Canada. If you've ever wanted to live "la dolce vita" in Italy but have questions about visas, residency, and the lifestyle there, this episode is for you! We're also giving you the real story about what it's like to live in Italy, including the pros and cons - what's behind the glamorized version of living in Italy.    Guest, Samantha Wilson, is the founder of Smart Move Italy and has helped thousands of people move to Italy.    You can join the Smart Move Italy Bootcamp for FREE here. It happens once per year (this year: September 12-14, 2023) and you can watch the recordings if you can't make it live. It's for you if you're curious about moving full-time or part-time to Italy. Over 7,000 people have signed up so far. Don't miss out!   Special Offers:  Join the free Smart Move Italy Bootcamp Apply for Relocation Support from Kristin Check out SafetyWing Travel Insurance   Connect with Samantha Wilson: Visit her website Like her Facebook Page Join her free move to Italy Bootcamp   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
9/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Slow Travel Tips from Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo

Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo, opens up about solo travel, how she makes money online, how she meets local people, and why she sold her financial consulting firm to travel the world. She also shares why she set up a home base in Toronto, Canada, why she doesn't rent it out when she's away, and why she's experimenting with group travel and co-living this year after 17 years on the road.    Special Offers:  Pack Light with Unbound Merino wool Get $75 off Anatomie Clothing Check out Tortuga Backpacks Gear Celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Digital Nomads For Dummies   Related Videos:  How Kristin Packs for Travel What To Wear for Travel Day in the Life in Madeira   Connect with Nora: Visit her website Subscribe to her YouTube channel Follow her on Instagram   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Find more episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com 
9/5/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Power of Solo Travel

15 things you must know before solo-traveling the world. Kristin also shares why it's important to buy your computer hardware at home before going abroad. Plus, we have new podcast art! Do you like it? Share why you love the podcast by leaving a 5-star review.    Also, thank you to Kristin's https://bit.ly/TWKPatreon, who helped select the new podcast art.    Special Offers:  Celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Digital Nomads For Dummies Check out Tortuga Backpacks Gear Apply for relocation support for a move abroad   Topics Discussed in Episode 222: Emotions Making Mistakes Independence New Skills Sharper Senses Meeting People Finding Romance Overcoming Loneliness Increasing Your Freedom Female Solo Travel Fun and Experiences More Time Knowing Yourself - How You Change Sharpening Your Memory  Escaping the Rat Race Adapting to Local Culture   Resources:  Recommended Videos: Solo Travel (comment for a chance to win a $350 gift card from Tortuga backpacks) How To Avoid Looking Like a Tourist While Traveling Northern Ireland Travel Vlog Travel Tips & Hacks  Culture Shock Playlist Why I Love Living Abroad What I Hate About Living Abroad The Reality of Full-Time Travel Related Podcasts: How To Become a Digital Nomad (For Dummies) Gender Wage Gap Learning a New Language   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube
8/29/202344 minutes, 40 seconds
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Living in Panama Like a Local: Real Estate, Cost of Living, Visas, Culture, and More

Is Panama one of the best places to live in the world? Hear from International Living’s Panama Editor about the culture, cost of living, and lifestyle in Panama. She gives advice on buying or renting real estate in Panama and the most popular paths to residency, citizenship, and visas. Plus, she shares cultural insights and comparisons from her recent trip to Argentina. As both a Panamanian citizen and American expat with Indian roots, Jessica Ramesch has a very unique perspective of life in Panama. Listen in to hear her favorite hidden gems along with recommendations for integrating with the local culture as a foreigner. “Once you belong, you belong.” - Jessica Ramesh   Join Kristin, Jessica, and 200+ other overseas experts at The Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp: September 2-4, 2023 in Denver Colorado.   Special Offers:  Apply for Relocation Support from Kristin Open a Wise Borderless Account and get a free transfer up to €500 Get your ticket to the Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp   Topics Discussed in Episode 221: Moving to Panama as an expat/foreigner. Pros and cons of working on a cruise ship. Lifestyle and cost of living in Panama City: Best parts and deal breakers. Avg. rent prices and real estate in Panama. Tips for finding an apartment/house as an expat. How to get a visa in Panama in 2023 & Income requirements. Most popular paths to residency and citizenship for expats in Panama. What it’s like to live in Coronado & How it’s different from other beach towns. How welcoming is Panama to foreigners and American expats? Traveling to Argentina: The culture, language, and best ski destination.   Resources:  Recommended Videos: Top 10 Best Places To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month 8 Reasons I DON'T MISS Living in the USA I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝 Related Podcasts: Living Like a Local in France & Italy: Language, Lifestyle, Cost of Living, and More How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World Demystifying Expat Taxes: What to Know About Filing Taxes Abroad Getting a 2nd Passport and Living an Expat Lifestyle With Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show How to Get Argentine Citizenship as a Foreigner with Will Newman   Best Places to Visit in Panama: Panama City Casco Viejo (Casco Antiguo) - Panama City’s Old Town Restaurants: Donde José, Maito Coronado & Chame - Beach towns El Valle & Sorá - Mountain towns Bocas del Toro Portobelo Chiriquí coastline   Hidden Gem in Argentina: Bariloche - “The Switzerland of Argentina” (ski destination)   Other Resources: Buy Properties for Sale in Panama: Compreolalquile   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube    
8/22/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Living Like a Local in France & Italy: Language, Lifestyle, Cost of Living, and More

What is it like to live in France and Italy like a local? Hear from the France Correspondent for International Living about the cost of living and lifestyle in the South of France with her cross-border family. Plus, hidden gems to check out, how she became fluent in French and Italian, and how to find jobs teaching English overseas.   Join Kristin, Tuula, and 200+ other overseas experts at The Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp: September 2-4, 2023 in Denver Colorado.    Special Offers:  Apply for Relocation Support from Kristin Open a Wise Borderless Account and get a free transfer up to €500 Get a Solis 5G WiFi Hotspot Get your ticket to the Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp   Resources:  Read Tuula's articles about living in France YouTube videos about living in France: Tour of Tuula's Home Cost of Living in France Living in the South of France   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube  
8/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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How To Move Overseas With Confidence - Bigger, Better World

The host of International Living's Bigger, Better World podcast interviews Kristin about living overseas, how she got started in a travel lifestyle, escaping burnout, and the highs and lows of living abroad and adapting to different cultures.   Join Kristin and 200+ other overseas experts at The Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp: September 2-4, 2023 in Denver Colorado.    Special Offers:  Get your ticket to the Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp Apply for Relocation Support from Kristin Buy Kristin a Coffee   Resources:  Bigger, Better World Podcast - Available on: Apple Spotify Buzzsprout Book by Jim Santos:  Living Abroad: Challenging the Myths of Expat Life Kristin's YouTube Channel Cost of Living in Costa Rica Best Places to Live in Costa Rica Reverse Culture Shock Rotary Foundation Griffith University Australia International Living Podcast Listener Offer Badass Digital Nomads Episodes:  Work from Home Burnout Reverse Culture Shock as a Digital Nomad How to Overcome Reverse Culture Shock   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
8/8/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (Part 2)

Kristin interviews 10 digital nomads from 9 different countries about how they make money online, from the Digital Nomad Village in Madeira, Portugal. She also gives travel tips and insights into visiting Liverpool and York, UK, from her recent trips there.   Get $200 off your ticket to International Living's Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp, happening September 2-4, 2023 in Denver Colorado. Meet Kristin in person and get a free one-year subscription to International Living with Kristin's Friends & Family discount.    Special Offers:  Get $200 off your ticket to the Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp Get your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   Related Content:  Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online Part 1 Watch this video on YouTube: Asking 10 Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online from an Island Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes about How to Make Money Online Live Stream: Traveling with Kristin Live from Liverpool 🇬🇧   Places Mentioned:  Digital Nomad Village Madeira Nomad Island Fest Madeira Visit Liverpool, UK Visit York, UK   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
8/1/202333 minutes, 47 seconds
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Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online (Part 1)

Kristin interviews five digital nomads from four different countries about how they make money online. This podcast was recorded at the Digital Nomad Village in Madeira, Portugal.    Get $200 off your ticket to International Living's Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp, happening September 2-4, 2023 in Denver Colorado. Meet Kristin in person and get a free one-year subscription to International Living with Kristin's Friends & Family discount.    Special Offers:  Get $200 off your ticket to the Ultimate Go Overseas Bootcamp Get your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   Related Content:  Watch this video on YouTube: I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝 Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes about How to Make Money Online Live Stream: Traveling with Kristin Live from Liverpool 🇬🇧   Places Mentioned:  Digital Nomad Village Madeira Digital Nomad Village Brazil Thank you for all of the birthday wishes this week! 🥳   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
7/26/202320 minutes, 5 seconds
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Demystifying Expat Taxes: What to Know About Filing Taxes Abroad

The most important things to know about filing your taxes abroad as a US citizen - plus, tips for non-US citizens on changing your tax base and saving money. (Disclaimer: this podcast was recorded in 2018 and some information and figures may have changed. Listening to this episode does not constitute individual consulting or advice. Kristin is not a tax advisor; please hire a licensed professional for personal guidance.)   Get 50% off 6 months of FreshBooks, the easy-to-use bookkeeping software made for non-accountants.    Special Offers:  Try FreshBooks for 30 days risk-free. Open an international Wise account. Watch the replays of IL's GO Overseas Summit.   Related Content:  BADN Ep 215: The Easy Way to Live a Better Life American in the UK Culture Shock Video Schengen Zone Video Badass Digital Nomads Tax & Finance Episodes   Resources Mentioned:  IRS FEIE Physical Presence Test Grace's Teachable Course Grace's Nomad Summit 2018 Talk Grace's Website   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
7/18/202355 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Easy Way To Live a Better Life

Kristin shares a key she found to unlocking a better life - especially when it comes to your physical and mental health. She also dives deep on how your country's culture and current location or environment affect your beliefs, habits, and activities. Enjoy this episode of "Philosophy with Kristin"!   Interesting in living a good life overseas? Tune into the International Living GO Overseas Summit - happing today. Kristin is hosting and you can register to attend free.   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Attend The GO Overseas Summit Digital Nomads For Dummies Book Get support moving abroad by applying at www.TravelingwithKristin.com/relocation    Resources Mentioned:  Allen Carr's Easy Way Books Kick the Drink book Daily Stoic: Seneca on Travel How To Break Up with Your Phone   Related Podcasts:  10-Day Silent Meditation Experience (Vipassana) Overcoming WFH Burnout Overcoming Loneliness Health and Wellness Overseas Travel and Health Insurance Abroad   Video:  8 Things I Don't Miss About Living in the USA   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
7/11/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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The GO Overseas Summit + Culture Shock in NYC

Interesting in an overseas lifestyle? Kristin will be hosting the International Living GO Overseas Summit online this July 10-11. Register to attend free here.    Plus, Kristin and former Badass Digital Nomads podcast guest, May Ling Lai, sit down in New York City's Bryant Park to chat about the reverse culture shock they experience coming back to NYC from Europe.    SPECIAL OFFERS  Digital Nomads For Dummies Book Attend the GO Overseas Summit (FREE) Get support moving abroad by applying at www.TravelingwithKristin.com/relocation    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ollnvo1VIW8 New Culture Shock Playlist on YouTube   Related Podcasts:  8 Ways To Overcome Reverse Culture Shock Speed Reading 100 Books in 100 Days with May Ling Lai How To Renounce Your US Citizenship Part 1 How To Renounce Your US Citizenship Part 2 Why I'll Never Renounce My Citizenship   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
7/4/202338 minutes, 1 second
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5 Ways To Become a Digital Nomad

Wondering what you can do to make extra income online or work remotely? Kristin shares 5 of the top ways to become a location-independent digital nomad with examples of each.    Start your new website today with Hostinger! Get 10% off using the code, TRAVELINGWITHKRISTIN at https://www.hostinger.com/travelingwithkristin   More Resources:  Digital Nomads For Dummies Book Freelancing Course Digital Nomad Visa Database   Watch the video: https://youtu.be/bNjaiEMhExg   Related Podcasts:  Ep 146: How To Become A Digital Nomad (For Dummies) Ep 089: How To Become A Digital Nomad This Year Ep 066: My Top 10 Online Income Streams Ep 067: Remote Work Burnout Ep 062: How To Make Money Online Fast with Freelancing Ep 008: Becoming a Digital Nomad in Your 50s with Palle Bo   Top Remote Jobs Sites: 💼 FlexJobs (Save 30% with code SAVE30) https://bit.ly/FlexJobs_Save30 RemoteOK https://remoteok.com/ We Work Remotely https://weworkremotely.com/   More Videos: Asking Digital Nomads How To Make Money from an Island Asking People How They Became Digital Nomads How I Make Money Online Passive Income Ideas How To Save Money While Traveling Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely   Playlists: How to Make Money Online Digital Nomad Visas and Lifestyle How To Become a Digital Nomad Digital Nomad Cost of Living Guides    
6/27/202328 minutes, 23 seconds
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8 Ways To Overcome Reverse Culture Shock

Have you ever felt reverse culture shock coming home after a trip abroad? Or do you feel culture shock in your home country regardless - even if you've never left? If you can relate, Kristin has 8 tips for you to help process and overcome any symptoms of reverse culture shock.    (Note: Audio improves at 2:45)   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Watch the replay of the Buenos Aires Digital Nomads Conference at www.NomadsBA.com Going to Buenos Aires? Make sure to solicit your NomadsBA Welcome Packet.  Check out The Maverick Show for 200+ interviews with digital nomads and world travelers. Listen on Apple Podcasts? Be our 100th Podcast Review!   Related Podcast, Ep 172: Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock and Remote Work Burnout as an Expat and Digital Nomad   Recommended Book: The Art of Coming Home: https://amzn.to/3N2huct   YouTube Videos:  Reverse Culture Shock How I See the US After Living Abroad Cost of Living in Argentina Getting Citizenship in Argentina Living in Japan as an American   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
6/20/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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How I See the UK as an American Abroad

Get 15% off all TravelPro luggage and bags until June 18!   Kristin opens up about her experience in the UK so far and why it's made her sad and nostalgic about the current state of the USA.   Watch the YouTube video version and join the conversation in the comments on YouTube.com/TravelingwithKristin.   Thanks to NomadNeeks for the podcast review and and Stephen B for the donation!    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Get 15% off everything on TravelPro.com Buy us a Coffee Become a Patron Try TrustedHousesitters: find a pet-sitter or home to sit   Resources Mentioned:  The Creative Act by Rick Rubin   YouTube Videos:  How I See the UK as an American Abroad How I See the US After Living Abroad Why I Left the US for UK First Month in Portugal as a Digital Nomad   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
6/13/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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Peak Performance Tips from the Top Female Free Diver in the World - Interview by Matt Bowles of The Maverick Show

Get 15% off all TravelPro luggage and bags site-wide for Father's Day! (Until June 18.)   Kristin hands over hosting duties to Matt Bowles, host of The Maverick Show podcast, as he interviews the #1 all-around female free diver in the world, Jessea Lu.   Get Jessea's tips on achieving peak mental and physical performance, hear guest about her travels in China and Africa, and find out about the magic of connecting with animals and nature while traveling.   Check out the original Maverick Show notes of this episode here.   Listen to Part 2 of this episode on the Maverick Show website, Episode 215 at www.themaverickshow.com.   Listen to Kristin's guest interview on Matt's show, here (replay of Erick Prince's Thailand interview).   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Get 15% off everything site-wide at TravelPro.com Check out The Maverick Show Podcast 🎙   Related Podcasts (BADN Episodes with Matt):  Ep 15: How to Build a Location Independent, Passive Income Business Ep 99: How to Make Any Business Location-Independent Ep 192: How To Choose Your Next Travel Destination Ep 193: How To Earn Passive Income Through Turnkey Real Estate The Maverick Show Ep 229: Kristin takes over as Guest Host!   Connect with Matt: Visit his Maverick Show website Follow him on Instagram Download Free Travel Resources   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
6/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why I Left the USA for UK

Kristin explains why she left the US to slow travel through the UK this summer and reveals 12 things to consider before moving to another country.    At the end, she reads and replies to her favorite YouTube comments live on the show.   Did you love this episode? Join the conversation on YouTube.   Apply for moving overseas support at www.travelingwithkristin.com/relocation   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Get Kristin's help moving to a new country Get 10% off a DNA Test from 23andMe Get an unlocked Solis Wi-Fi hotspot for World Travel   RESOURCES MENTIONED:  Watch this video on YouTube   Related Podcasts:  Ep 104: Why Expats Leave Costa Rica Ep 179: Why I Left the US for Portugal   Related Videos:  ▶ Why I Left the US for Portugal https://youtu.be/HJ4oh7IAaeE ▶ Why I Left Costa Rica https://youtu.be/cbGMngGx2xk ▶ Why I Live Abroad https://youtu.be/JmE3RuO3wOI ▶ How I See the US After Living Abroad https://youtu.be/DO5x_tJBn7w   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
5/30/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking to Locals in Manchester, UK

Find a real local tour guide anywhere in the world with ToursbyLocals.   Kristin talks with her Manchester neighbors about what they like and don't like about their city, plus if they support the Royal Family and watched the coronation.   At the end of today's episode, a British Grandma gives poignant life advice and recommends a song for its special lyrics.    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Check out ToursbyLocals Buy a copy of Digital Nomads For Dummies Get Kristin's help moving to a new country   RESOURCES MENTIONED:  Watch this video on YouTube Spotted by Locals App   Related Podcasts:  Ep 195: Talking to Locals in Dublin Ireland Ep 204: Bali Digital Nomad Controversy   Related Videos:  ▶ Talking to Locals in Dublin, Ireland: https://youtu.be/cETQkZ0twyU ▶ Talking to Locals in Belfast, Ireland: https://youtu.be/4Ie8dGQatSM ▶ Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online https://youtu.be/Ri1ZmCW5D6M   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
5/23/202331 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tech CEO’s Zoom Call Gone Viral – My Take and Advice for Remote Workers

Grow your business with confidence: Try Bonsai, the all-in-one solution for freelancers and small businesses.    Kristin reacts to the recent headlines about a CEO who made the news for being a horrible boss. Here's her take advice for if you're dealing with a similar situation when working remotely or from home. Plus, a solution for transitioning to freelancing or working for yourself.   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Try Bonsai, a comprehensive tool for your business. Get $100 off Freelance to Freedom Online course. Find a remote job with FlexJobs. Check out remote office equipment on Amazon.   RESOURCES MENTIONED:  Watch this video on YouTube   Wideos to help you work remotely:  $100K Work From Home Jobs  10 Passive Income Side Hustles 10 Ways I Make Money Online Asking Digital Nomads How To Make Money Online Remote Work Playlist   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.    
5/16/202326 minutes, 52 seconds
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How To Cure Travel Itinerary Overwhelm and More of Your Travel Questions Answered

Save up to 6x when you send, spend, and withdraw money around the world with Wise International Banking.   How do you overcome travel planning anxiety? What are the top mistakes to avoid when becoming a digital nomad? Is Airbnb too expensive for housing if you're slow traveling or living a slow retirement lifestyle?   Kristin answers your questions live on YouTube and shares a very special announcement about the rest of the year.    Congratulations to Nicole who won the $100 gift card from Unbound Merino! Thank you to everyone who left a review.   PS: If you're in Amsterdam on May 27, 2023, you can see Kristin DJ at Madam Restaurant at Amsterdam Toren at 19:00-22:00. No reservations needed.   What You’ll Learn: Kristin’s plans for traveling and DJing in Europe in 2023. Kristin’s BIG announcement. Traveling to Ireland & Living  in England as a digital nomad. Top 3 digital nomad mistakes. How to choose which country to move to. Best/Worst parts of traveling in Europe. Choosing where to retire abroad. Thoughts/Tips on relocating to France from the US. Culture in Denmark & Switzerland. Living in Airbnbs as a slow traveler or retiree abroad. How to avoid travel itinerary anxiety and FOMO. The most remote destinations Kristin has traveled. How to stay fit while traveling.   SPECIAL OFFERS:  Get an International Account with Wise Flatio Affordable Housing for Travelers Subscribe to International Living Magazine   RESOURCES MENTIONED:  Bali Video Iceland Playlist Palle Bo Podcast Poland Cost of Living On Arrival Travel Planning: Use code BADASS for 25% off   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
5/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Culture Shock in Ireland: My First Impressions as an American

Keep your money safe while you travel with Wise International Banking. After traveling to Ireland for the first time, Kristin shares all the things that surprised her the most during her visit. Join her for a walk around the Enniskerry Powerscourt castle grounds to learn her first impressions of Ireland as an American. Hear her candid thoughts on everything from the food and weather to transportation and strange town names.   Special Offers: Leave a review for the podcast and enter to win a $100 gift card from Unbound Merino wool clothing. Save up to 6x when using your money with a Wise account.   What You’ll Learn: The cost of visiting Dublin vs. smaller towns in Ireland. The food scene in Ireland. Weather in Ireland: How good really is it? Friendliness of the locals. The reality of mental health problems in Ireland. Tips for using the bus system and taxis. Issues with internet and 5G connection Why Ireland’s population is still so small. Ireland’s nightlife and shopping culture. Strange town names.   Extra Resources Mentioned:  Podcasts:  Coping with Burnout   Videos: Clearlink CEO Rant Culture Shock in Ireland Talking to Locals in Dublin Dublin Cost of Living   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
5/2/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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My Opinion on the Bali Digital Nomad Controversy - Reporting Live from the UK

Want to win a free $100 gift card from Unbound Merino? 🤩 Here's how to enter: 1) Leave a 5-star review for Badass Digital Nomads this week 2) Take a screenshot, 3) Email it to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Podcast Review. (Contest closes on May 2 at 12am GMT.) You can leave a review on any platform, on our website, or at https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad. Good luck!   Kristin comes to you live from Manchester in the United Kingdom after a rocky start to the trip. She shares what to look for when renting a property abroad (to avoid similar problems), then reflects on last week's viral video about a digital nomad's controversial feature in Business Insider about why Bali’s “not worth” living in anymore. After listening to the podcast, you can watch the original video here and make sure to comment to join the conversation!   Special Offers:  Leave a podcast review and enter to win a $100 from Unbound Merino wool clothing. Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Buy Digital Nomads For Dummies Get a Solis WiFi Hotspot for international travel.   Resources Mentioned:  Bali Controversy Video Business Insider Bali Feature: "Why Digital Nomads Should Stop Living in Bali" The Last Tourist Documentary Brokedown Palace Movie Locked Up Abroad TV Show   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube   Thank you to love over everything for the review last week! Inspired to start my journey ❤️ Found this podcast yesterday and have already listened to many episodes! I’m feeling super inspired to create my new reality ✈️   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
4/25/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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From Cubicle to Adventure: How to Combine Work and Travel for an Epic Life

Kristin has a spontaneous chat with German digital nomad and entrepreneur, Elena Poughia. Hear Elena’s insights on combining work, travel, and hobbies/interests for an epic life. Plus, why she recommends solo travel. Recorded live at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.   Pack light for your next trip with Unbound Merino wool clothing.   What You’ll Learn: How to design your life around travel and your interests. Why Lisbon is a great city for digital nomads. Why you should consider going to Web Summit. “Finding your space” and settling down as an expat. The benefits of solo traveling and moving abroad. What attracted Elena to travel to Portugal and Lagos. The importance of prioritizing downtime and connecting to nature and your environment. Following your instincts when traveling and living abroad. The power of tuning into what you want in life.   Special Offers: Check out Anatomie Clothing for stylish travel apparel (affiliate) Get high-quality, travel-friendly clothing at Unbound Merino (affiliate) Web Summit Lisbon Buy Digital Nomads For Dummies Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program   Meet This Week’s Guest: Ms. Elena Poughia is the MD of Dataconomy, one of the top 10 AI magazines & educational platforms in the world, and the founder of Data Natives, Europe's largest data science community. As an advocate of data privacy and ethics, is an Evangelist for polypoly and support the EIC (European Innovation Council) as an expert in various working groups. She frequently mentors startups for Vision Health Pioneers, tech2impact, African Tech Vision, Applied Data Incubator, WeWork Labs and others. She is particularly committed to supporting womxn and marginalized communities by helping them become established in tech professions.   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: *   Become a Patron *   Buy a Coffee *   Follow on Instagram *   Join the Facebook Group *   Leave a 5-Star Review *   Subscribe on YouTube       See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.  
4/18/202331 minutes, 48 seconds
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Living the Dream: First Impressions of Moving to Portugal with a D7 Visa

Get $10 off Bordr’s services for moving to Portugal.   “I believe that Portugal is becoming the California of Europe.”   A chance meeting at Web Summit in Lisbon led to a Badass Digital Nomads listener sharing her experience of moving from the US to Portugal. She talks with Kristin candidly about how she was able to quell her anxiety of moving abroad and getting her D7 visa, and integrate with the local community.   What You’ll Learn:  Why to consider moving to Portugal. How to overcome concerns and anxiety about moving abroad. Where to meet people in Lisbon. How to get help with your Portugal D7 visa. Leaving your comfort zone for a digital nomad lifestyle. Free and low-cost activities to do in Lisbon.   Special Offers:  $10 Off Bordr Portugal bank, tax, and residency services Digital Nomads For Dummies book Join the 2023 Ready to Relocate Waiting List Web Summit Lisbon, Portugal   Meet This Week’s Guest: Aracelis Nass is a Corporate Nomad,  Senior Business Program Manager with more than 15 years of experience in the Tech industry. Ara helps customers to leverage most of the latest technology developments, including Cloud computing.  Internationalist by profession, Ara has lived in many countries and cities and has developed broad cultural awareness, with experiences in Caracas, Miami, Dubai, and Seattle, and now enjoying life in Lisbon. Either by mentoring, coaching, or in speaking engagements, Ara has a passion for empowering women and the next generation to achieve more in business. She is also a Sofi Financial Institution Ambassador, focusing on fostering financial awareness and personal financial planning for the next generation of professionals.   Connect with Kristin and Support the Show: Become a Patron Buy a Coffee Follow on Instagram Join the Facebook Group Leave a 5-Star Review Subscribe on YouTube   Shout-Outs:  Congrats to Inga for winning the $500 airline gift card on YouTube!  Congrats to Jesse for winning a free ticket to Nomad Island Fest 2023 on YouTube! Thank you to Kat Beard and Alan Schonbrun, our newest Patreon Patrons. Thank you to David Coultas for the coffee.   See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast  for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.
4/11/202323 minutes, 7 seconds
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Answering Your Questions LIVE on YouTube

Save up to 70% on your next rental car with Discover Cars.   Kristin answers questions from subscribers and listeners in the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook group during a YouTube Live Session. Hear what people want to know about loneliness, culture shock, dating, and her personal life.    Special Offers:  Save up to 70% with DiscoverCars.com Join our Facebook Group Shop Kristin's Amazon Store You can now watch Badass Digital Nomads on YouTube!   Books Recommended:  The Daily Laws by Robert Greene The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday The Vagabond's Way by Rolf Potts Digital Nomads For Dummies by Kristin Wilson   Podcasts Mentioned: 200th Episode Experiencing Burnout Choosing a Travel Destination Dating as a Digital Nomad Learning a Foreign Language  Finding Community with WiFi Tribe   Videos Mentioned on YouTube.com/TravelingwithKristin:  Albania Travel Vlog Belfast Locals Croatia Travel Guide Living in Japan Coping with Loneliness Montenegro Travel My Favorite Places to Travel in the World Nomad Cruise Norway Arctic Coworking Lodge  Passive Income Ideas Remote Jobs  Traveling with your Cell Phone Turkey Travel Vlog Why Digital Nomads Fail   See the show notes page on BadassDigitalNomads.com for time stamps, transcripts, and more resources from this episode.    Thank you again for 200 episodes of Badass Digital Nomads and special shoutout to our patrons, donors, and everyone sharing the show and leaving reviews. ❤️    
4/4/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 53 seconds
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Finding Work-Life Balance as a Work-From-Home Couple

Get $100 off your first reservation in a Landing apartment using the code WELCOME100.    How do you find balance while working from home with your significant other? Jasmine Jonte and her boyfriend, Brad, are entrepreneurs and travel lovers with a home base in Phoenix, Arizona. Jasmine shares her tips for living, working, and traveling with a significant other, as well as solo-traveling across Europe. She also shares how she made the leap from teaching in inner city schools to working for herself and overcoming burnout.    Jasmine leads a done-for-you course creation agency where she ghostwrites online courses, group training programs, mini workshops, virtual challenges, and more. In fact, Jasmine is the secret mastermind behind the structure of Kristin's long-term travel and relocation course, Ready to Relocate. Today, she offers tips and advice on creating your own online course!   At the end of this episode, find out which tools Jasmine uses to run her business remotely, and the hidden gem travel destinations she’s found on her global adventures.    Episode 199 Special Offers:  Get $100 off your first Landing reservation (Use code: WELCOME100) Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Buy your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Join Kristin's mailing list   EPISODE 199 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Hacks for quitting annoying bad habits that are holding you back.  Creating structure and routine in your daily life as an entrepreneur. The benefits of having a home base while traveling. Transitioning from a traditional teaching job to working for yourself. How her teaching background informs her career in course creation. New to online courses? Jasmine shares her practical tips for creating an online course. The #1 thing they fix in their clients’ courses. Crazy synchronicities that happen when you travel the world. Creating healthy habits that stick no matter where you travel/live. Jasmine’s all-time favorite travel destination (that Kristin has never heard of!). Hidden gems she discovered during her US road trip. Tips for traveling with your significant other. Entrepreneurial/remote work tips and tools. Favorite project management software. Highly recommended online course platforms. Top team communication and productivity tools. The easiest way to send customized gifts to your clients.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: As an entrepreneur, do you have a daily routine? What is Brad’s morning routine as an entrepreneur? Is making an online course worth it for my business? What is the most important part of building an online course? Did you feel safe traveling through Europe alone as a woman? How long did you travel solo for? What time of year is best to visit South Florida?  Where are you traveling in 2023? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Learn how to start a Mastermind & Be your own money manager: Make More Marbles Teach Kids English Remotely: VIPKid Find Online Courses: Udemy Project Management Software: Asana, Clickup Team Communication/Productivity: Slack, Google Workplace, BOXFOX Online Course Platforms: Kajabi, Mighty Networks, Xperiencify   Books Mentioned: Atomic Habits by James Clear Digital Nomads for Dummies   Related Podcasts: How To Be Great and Live Your Best Life With Steph Smith io Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat Kristin’s 2022 Year in Review From Blue Collar Worker to Becoming a Financially Free Digital Nomad How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote How To Make More Money Online With the Host of the Money Magic Podcast Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year   Related Videos: 17 Ways Portugal and America Are Different 10 Passive Income Side Hustle Ideas To Make Money Online in 2023 Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2023 What the British Think of American Tourists 🇺🇸🤔 Lisbon, Portugal 2023 Cost of Living   Jasmine’s Favorite Travel Destinations: Saint George’s Castle, Lisbon, Portugal  The Wirral Peninsula, England West Palm Beach, Florida, USA Venice Canal, Los Angeles, CA, USA   Connect with Jasmine: Visit her website Follow her on Instagram Connect with her on Facebook Connect with her on LinkedIn   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   ...........................................................................................   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter   ...........................................................................................   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
3/21/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sailing Couple, Ryan and Sophie, on Culture Shock, Mental Health, and Living an Unconventional Lifestyle

French-American couple, Ryan and Sophie, talk about the struggles and benefits of sailing the world and living an unconventional digital nomad lifestyle. They shine light on why they left their jobs and home countries to travel, the challenges of dating someone from a different culture, and their experience buying and fixing up a sailboat to live in. Ryan and Sophie open up about the difficulty of navigating mental health issues amidst the chaos of living and traveling on a boat. Despite the many challenges of sailing and even a reduction in income from transitioning to this location-independent lifestyle, Ryan and Sophie truly believe they made the right decision.  Curious to know what life is like onboard? Thinking of hitting the high seas? Tune in to see if the sailing nomad lifestyle is right for you!   Episode 198 Special Offers:  Leave a Review Buy Kristin a Coffee Tip the Podcast Open a Wise Account 💰    NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS:  Why Americans Move to Nosara, Costa Rica Talking to Locals in Belfast, Northern Ireland EPISODE 198 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The story of how Ryan and Sophie met abroad. Cultural differences in dating between the US, Sweden, and France. Navigating the challenges of dating someone from a different culture. The best parts of living in Sweden. Working to live vs. Living to work. Ryan’s firsthand experience with reverse culture shock as an American expat. The biggest reasons why people want to leave the US. Things people don’t realize until they travel. Why they chose to live on a sailboat & What it’s like to live and travel on a sailboat. Strategies they used to transition from regular jobs to remote jobs. The chaos and cost of living on a sailboat. Things to consider when buying a boat. The most and least expensive places to sail. Maintaining your mental health while living on the sea. Top 3 things you need to do before starting boat life.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you get jobs working abroad in Sweden? Where did you choose as a homebase in the world? What was your inspiration behind living on a sailboat? How did you quit your job before starting to travel? Have you been able to maintain your income while traveling full-time? How do you care for your mental health during times of chaotic travel? Were there any surprises when you bought your boat? What is the annual cost of living on a sailboat? How many hours per week do you work on the boat? What is the best way to get the internet on a boat? What underrated travel destination surprised you? What is your morning routine living on a sailboat? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Sign up for Ryan and Sophie’s course: Sailing The World with Ryan & Sophie SafetyWing Travel Insurance Wise Bank Account   Books Mentioned: Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana   Related Podcasts: Sailing the World With Sailing Ruby Rose How To Make Money From a Sailboat With No Experience Sailing the World as a Financial Trader and Family Man with Author Patrick Schulte Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Loneliness Living in SE Asia (Part 2) 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat Finding Job Opportunities Abroad as an Expat and Online Dating for Travelers with Fairytrail Founder Taige Zhang Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture?   Related Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries The Downside to Being a Digital Nomad How to Live and Work in Iceland   Ryan & Sophie’s Top Sailing Destinations: Azores Madeira Cape Verde Bonaire   Connect with Ryan & Sophie: Visit their website Follow them on Instagram Subscribe to their YouTube channel Connect with them on Facebook   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to Kat B for the 5-Star Review and Donation!   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
3/14/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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Living in Japan as an American Abroad (Cultural Differences)

Get $100 off your first trip with Hacker Paradise. (Referral link)   Japan has reopened for travel and cherry blossom season is upon us! Tune in to learn about Japan’s cultural differences and what it’s like living abroad in Japan as an American.  Kristin shares the culture shocks she experienced while living in Japan, along with her favorite and least favorite aspects of the Japanese lifestyle. You’ll learn about Japan’s cost of living, Kristin’s view of the Tokyo dating scene, and why it’s surprisingly difficult to stay healthy as a foreigner.   Episode 197 Special Offers:  Get $100 off your first trip with Hacker Paradise. Rent lease-free apartments in the U.S. with Landing Apartments Become a Patreon Patron and support the podcast Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 196 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Adapting to foreign cultures and lifestyles. 13 things Kristin noticed while living as a foreigner in Japan. Surprising contrasts in Japanese food culture and tea ceremonies. Japan’s unique 711 convenience store culture. Nature and nightlife in Tokyo, Japan. The problem with Japan’s “work hard, play hard” culture. Dating in Japan as a solo, Western woman. Why Japan is a difficult culture to assimilate into.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How fast is the wifi in Japan? Is there free public wifi in Japan? How safe is it to travel to Japan? How expensive is it to visit Japan? What is the cost of living in Japan? Is it easy to find healthy food in Japan? Can foreigners join gyms and workout classes in Japan? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Japan Travel and Tourism Resources: Japan Tourism Board,  JR Rail Pass   Books Mentioned: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain   Related Podcasts: Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture? Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock and Remote Work Burnout as an Expat and Digital Nomad How to Find a Co-Working Space Anywhere in the World How To Find Community Abroad With the Co-Founder of WiFi Tribe How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places   Related Videos: Living in Japan as an American  Japan Travel Videos & Travel Vlogs (Kristin’s YouTube Playlist) Living in Japan as a Foreigner (Expat Lifestyle & Cost-of-Living) How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com              
3/7/202335 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Furniture Salesman to Living in Costa Rica as an Expat, Entrepreneur, and Podcaster

Get $100 off your first trip with Hacker Paradise. (Referral link)   British expat and entrepreneur, Jamie Atkinson, reveals how he went from working as a furniture salesman to living and working online in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.   He details his journey to becoming a digital nomad and online business owner. He also discloses his cost of living in Tamarindo and shares his candid views on the pros and cons of living in Costa Rica.   At the end of this episode, he gives his top business and sales advice that you can apply to any industry. He also shares how he started, grew, and monetized his podcast.    Jamie Atkinson is such a fun, high-energy guy with tons of business and life experience to share. If you’re an aspiring digital nomad, online business owner, or want to live in Costa Rica someday, this episode is for you!   Episode 196 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Get $100 off your first trip with Hacker Paradise Become a Patreon Patron and support the podcast Buy a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Start earning an online income with the Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 196 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Pros and cons of living in Costa Rica Cost of living in Costa Rica How much to rent a 3BR apartment in Tamarindo How the increased cost of living is impacting crime rates in Costa Rica How to boost your productivity and quality of life as an entrepreneur. Making friends and building a community abroad. Tips for creating work/life balance while working remotely. Preparing to become a digital nomad. All the ways Jamie tried to make money online before starting a remote online coaching business. How to learn new professional skills to increase your income and level up in your career. Jamie’s #1 sales tip/skill his team focuses on. How to transfer your skills from past jobs to a new career. Reasons why people fail at starting a podcast How to know if you should start a podcast this year. How to monetize your podcast using Jamie’s step-by-step sales framework.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you leave England and how did you end up in Costa Rica? How do you find fast wifi in Tamarindo? What is the cost of living in Costa Rica? How safe is it to live in Costa Rica as a "gringo"? Can you attribute your current business success to your job in furniture sales? What are your best tips for being a great salesperson? Who should start a podcast in 2023? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Send Money Online: Wise (TransferWise) Website Hosting: Bluehost   Related Podcasts: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture?   Related Videos: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] What the British Think of American Tourists 🇺🇸🤔 Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats Best Places for Expats To Live in Costa Rica How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries The Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa Explained 🌴🐒   Connect with Jamie: Follow him on Instagram Connect with him on Facebook Listen to High-Ticket Podcast Rebels  Get featured on Jamie’s Podcast   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com  
2/28/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking to Locals in Dublin, Ireland

Try PIA VPN for four months FREE at piavpn.com/badass    Kristin walks through Dublin, Ireland, talking to locals about what they like (and don't like) about their city. She also speaks with locals from Belfast, Northern Ireland about the differences between the two capital cities.    Episode 195 Special Offers:  Get 4 Months free with Private Internet Access VPN Become a Patreon Patron Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   New Videos on YouTube.com/TravelingwithKristin: Cost of Living in Lisbon,Portugal 1 Day in Porto | Portugal Travel Guide 10 Digital Nomads Reveal How They Make Money Online from Madeira Island A Day in the Life Living on Madeira Island   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.  
2/21/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Learning Languages Faster and Coping with Culture Shock in Colombia

Try a Solis WiFi Hotspot & Powerbank for International Travel. (Ad)   An expat in Colombia joins Kristin to talk about the reality of learning languages abroad and coping with culture shock in Colombia and Germany.   Originally from Venezuela, Joiner moved to Colombia a few years ago to escape the political crisis. Now, he’s teaching English and Spanish remotely while living in Colombia and traveling the world.   Tune in to hear the reality of living in South America as an expat, plus tips and hacks for learning a new language (fast). Joiner also shares his thoughts on how we can help for native Spanish speakers to learn English.   Then, find out how you can live in Colombia with a Colombia Student Visa.   At the end of this episode, Kristin and Joiner compare Spanish slang words in Colombia, Venezuela, and Costa Rica!   Shoutout to our listener, Dustin, a student of Spanglish360, who introduced Joiner to Badass Digital Nomads! Thanks, Dustin! Episode 194 Special Offers:  Try a Solis WiFi Hotspot & Powerbank for International Travel Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Become a Patreon Patron and support the podcast Buy a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Learn how to earn an online income with the Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 194 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How you can learn a foreign language faster and easier. A unique process for learning Spanish. Tips and tricks for mastering a new language. Empowering yourself to learn something new at any age. How to cope with culture shock Adapting to life in a new country/continent. The difference between life in South America and life in Europe. Why young people in Germany are speaking English more often than German. Joiner’s travel plans for 2023. The best way to travel throughout South America. How to teach remote language classes while traveling. Spanish slang words from Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica. The cultural and lifestyle differences between Venezuela and Colombia. How Joiner is integrating social work into the teaching profession. Remote/flexible job opportunities for ESL students. How to live in Colombia long-term the Colombia Student Visa.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why do people struggle to learn Spanish and how to make it easier? Why is it so hard to learn a new language and how to learn faster? When is the best time to learn a language? Is there an age limit on when you can learn a new language? Why did you move to Germany and how long did you stay? Did you feel culture shock when you first went to Europe? Where did you get the courage to travel the world solo? How do you travel safely in South America? Do accents change when you learn a new language? How can we make English lessons more accessible in Latin America? Has there been an influx in people from other countries that are working remotely? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Learn Spanish online: Spanglish360 How to Get a Colombia Student Visa   Related Podcasts: The Best Way To Learn a Foreign Language (Fast) How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture?   Related Videos: Life in Lisbon, Portugal as a Digital Nomad: Cost-of-Living First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad (Pros & Cons) 17 Ways Portugal and America Are Different How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries   Learn More About Spanglish360: Visit their website Follow them on Instagram Follow them on Facebook Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com   ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin  
2/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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How To Earn Passive Income Through Turnkey Real Estate (Even If You Don't Live There)

Get $75 off your first purchase of Anatomie Travel Apparel.   Do you want to own income-producing rental properties but don't know which markets to invest in? Do you worry about having enough money or time to manage an investment property?   In today's episode, find out how you can invest in turn-key, passive income-producing real estate properties throughout the US, even if you live in a different city, state, or country!   Matt Bowles, digital nomad and Founder of The Maverick Investor Group, teaches you how to start an investment portfolio of long-term rentals that can grow your wealth in five unique ways.   Matt breaks down everything from home prices and down payments to potential ROIs you can get by investing through The Maverick Investor Group.   Then, Matt and Kristin discuss a few pressing issues travelers are currently facing around the world and how we can create a positive impact while traveling.   Episode 193 Special Offers:  Get $75 off your first purchase of Anatomie Travel Apparel Try a Solis WiFi Hotspot & Powerbank for International Travel Download a package of free resources from Matt Bowles   EPISODE 193 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How Matt helps people invest in turnkey real estate in the best markets. Why turnkey real estate investing is perfect for digital nomads. 5 ways to build equity through real estate, even through inflation and recessions. How to passively invest in real estate with the least money down. The lesser known benefits of owning a rental property. Potential home prices and ROIs you can get through The Maverick Investor Group. Mitigating the risks associated with passively investing in real estate. Why long-term rentals are more passive and sustainable than short-term rentals. How Matt got into a black tie gala in Ghana by buying an NFT. Current events and issues travelers are facing around the world. How travelers can make an impact while traveling the world.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What’s going on in the US real estate market right now? How do you find property managers? What are the top US real estate markets to buy in in 2023? Are you still working in Florida since the real estate boom? Do you have any real estate investment horror stories? Do any of your clients turn their properties into short-term rentals? Can anyone from any country invest with The Maverick Investor Group? What types of people make an income from long-term rental properties? Do you have your own real estate portfolio? Can real estate agents work with you? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Invest in Real Estate: The Maverick Investor Group   Recommended Books: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain   Related Podcasts: Listen to Part 1: How To Choose Your Next Travel Destination with Matt Bowles of The Maverick Show How to Build a Location Independent, Passive Income Business with Matt Bowles How to Make Any Business Location-Independent with Matt Bowles, Host of The Maverick Show The Maverick Show #03: From House Hunters International to Relocating Professional Poker Players: Sustaining a Long-Term Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Kristin Wilson Finding Love Abroad, Living in Mexico as an Expat Family, and Coping With Burnout With Amy Scott of Nomadtopia Radio Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business With Mitko From That Remote Life   Related Videos: THIS Is How Much It Costs To Live in Portugal Now (in 2023) 🇵🇹 10 Passive Income Side Hustle Ideas To Make Money Online in 2023 I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝   Connect with Matt: Visit his website Follow him on Instagram Check out The Maverick Investor Group Listen to The Maverick Show   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com   ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
2/7/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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How To Choose Your Next Travel Destination with Matt Bowles of The Maverick Show

Try a Solis WiFi Hotspot & Powerbank for International Travel. (Ad)   What kind of traveler are you? How do you choose where to travel next? Travel podcast host, Matt Bowles, joins us from Senegal to talk about his four main strategies for choosing your personal travel "style" or type. He also fills us in on his favorite places to travel in Africa and unique events he recommends from a white truffle festival in Italy's wine region to a digital nomad conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Whether you're in the mood for a spontaneous adventure, a relaxing retreat, a guided group tour, or a solo jaunt around the world, Matt's travel strategies will help you choose a winner.     Whatever your travel style is, it’s important to prioritize activities and places that fulfill and excite you. Tune in to learn how to choose and plan trips that align with your travel style!   Tune in for Part 2 of this interview next week as the conversation shifts from travel to turnkey real estate.   Matt shares how you can earn passive income from owning investment properties in the USA - even if you live in another city, state, or country!    Episode 192 Special Offers:  Get a Solis WiFi Hotspot for travel (It doubles as a charging station for your devices!) Become a Patreon Patron Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 192 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Matt’s experience traveling and filming in Africa. Unique cultural events and festivals around the world, like Afrochella & Alba White Truffle Fair. The evolution of the digital nomad community in Buenos Aires, Argentina. How governments are promoting remote work and the digital nomad lifestyle. What it’s really like to hike and summit Mount Kilimanjaro & How Matt prepared for the hike. Traveling solo vs. Traveling in a group. Traveling spontaneously vs. Planning ahead. Matt’s top travel destinations and things to do in Africa. Passive real estate investment opportunities for beginners and digital nomads. The benefits of owning a rental property, even during inflation and recessions.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How do you plan your travel itineraries? How do you feel about traveling as a digital nomad after the pandemic? Why hike Mount Kilimanjaro?  How did you feel when you reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro?  What are your favorite places you've traveled since the pandemic?  How has Argentina changed in the past 10 years as a travel, tourism, and expat destination?  Where are you going next? How do you afford to travel while working remotely?  How is Maverick Investment Group different from other investment groups? What are the best real estate markets to buy in right now? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Free Resources for Badass Digital Nomads Listeners The Maverick Investor Group Remote Year   Related Podcasts: How to Build a Location Independent, Passive Income Business with Matt Bowles How to Make Any Business Location-Independent with Matt Bowles, Host of The Maverick Show Traveling the World as a Surf Photographer with Jimmy Wilson What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year How To Travel the World Full-Time with Remote Year Founder, Greg Caplan The Maverick Show #211: Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Ethiopian Immigrant Culture, and Why Japan is So Amazing with Tammer Abiyu   Related Videos: 10 Passive Income Side Hustle Ideas To Make Money Online in 2023 I Asked Digital Nomads How They Make Money Living On A Remote Island 🏝 Why I Left the USA (Again) 6 Underrated Countries To Visit 🌍 Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2023 First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad (Pros & Cons)   Matt’s Top Travel Destinations/Recommendations in Africa: Senegal Nairobi, Kenya Nightlife & Festivals - Accra, Ghana Safari in East Africa - Tanzania & Kenya Cleanest & Safest African City - Kigali, Rwanda Kigali Genocide Memorial - Kigali, Rwanda See the Silverback Gorillas - Kigali, Rwanda “The NYC of Sub Saharan Africa” - Johannesburg, South Africa   Connect with Matt: Visit his website Follow him on Instagram Free Stuff   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
1/31/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
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Becoming a Self-Made Entrepreneur and Creative with Niklas Göke

Protect your privacy online with a VPN: get four months FREE with Private Internet Access at piavpn.com/badass    Author and Top Medium Writer, Niklas Göke, based in Germany, joins Kristin to talk about the journey of becoming a self-made entrepreneur and making a living from your creativity.   He shares valuable insights on how to balance and prioritize work, your personal life, and relationships. Then, he highlights the business management tips and tools he uses to manage his remote team and grow his online business, Four Minute Books.   Plus, Nik shares the secret behind how he was able to summarize one book per day for an entire year and shares his best advice for people who want to write their own book.   Episode 191 Special Offers:  4 Months free with Private Internet Access VPN Become a Patreon Patron Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Take Kristin’s Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 191 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Nik’s perspective on how creativity works. Why Nik started writing on Medium & How it led him to start his own online business. The benefits of studying abroad as an international exchange student. The ideal length of time to live and work in a foreign country. How it feels, as an EU citizen, to be able to live and work in any country in the EU. Why having an EU passport is such a huge privilege. What makes a long distance relationship successful. How Nik makes money writing online + Behind the scenes of Four Minute Books. How to prioritize work, life, and relationships. Team management tips and tools for self-employed entrepreneurs and creatives. A powerful tip for people who want to write fiction. Overcoming the challenges of writing a book. Nik’s next big goal & What he’s struggling with right now.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What did you learn from reading and summarizing hundreds of books? Why did you start writing on Medium? Was your family supportive of your non-traditional writing career? What was your experience coming to study abroad in the US? How long do you have to stay in a new place to feel fully integrated into the culture? How did you meet your girlfriend and do you plan on moving to the same country at some point? What is Four Minute Books and how do you make money from it? Who did you hire to help you with Four Minute Books and how do you manage your team? Will you ever sell your business? And more!   RESOURCES Automated Scheduling: Calendly Start Writing Online: Medium, Quora Full-Service Ad Management: Media Vine Learn Something New: Blinkist Team Management Tools/Software: Trello, Loom, Camtasia, Evernote, DropBox Other: Heroic (formerly PhilosophorsNotes) Books Mentioned: 2-Minute Pep Talks by Nik Goke The 4 Minute Millionaire by Niklas Göke Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss Atomic Habits by James Clear Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield The Authentic Swing by Steven Pressfield The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Related Podcasts: Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business with Mitko From That Remote Life How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture? Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam The Tim Ferriss Show with Steven Pressfield  Related Videos: Life in Lisbon, Portugal as a Digital Nomad: Cost-of-Living First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad (Pros & Cons) What is Stoicism and Why Should You Care? Connect with Nik: Visit his website Follow him on Medium Check out Four Minute Books Connect with him on LinkedIn Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
1/24/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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How To Find or Become a Virtual Assistant in 2023

Have you ever wondered how to get hired as a virtual assistant? Or, have you ever considered hiring a VA so you can save time and increase productivity? Tune in to learn from Ethan Bull, Co-Founder of ProAssisting, about how to find or become a virtual assistant or remote executive assistant. ProAssisting is a full-service remote executive assistance company that partners with remote assistants across the US and internationally, matching them with companies or executives. Whether you’re looking to hire a VA or you want to become a VA (as a part-time side hustle or a full-time career), you’ll learn the best tips and tricks for getting started!   Episode 190 Special Offers:  Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code Save30) Become a Patreon Patron  Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies   EPISODE 190 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How studying abroad sparked Ethan's love of travel and led him to become the remote business owner he is today. Top skills and requirements for virtual/remote executive assistants. The #1 interview question ProAssisting asks candidates in remote executive assistant interviews. How Ethan found an executive assistant job in the entertainment industry. How he went from being a virtual assistant to starting a virtual assistance company. The relationship between hospitality, business, and executive assistance. The rise of remote work & how companies can adapt.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What skills are required to get a job as an executive assistant? How many people can virtual assistants work with at the same time? Should beginner remote assistants reach out to companies directly or use a remote work agency? Who should read The 29-Hour Workday and why? With the rise of remote work, are more New Yorkers moving upstate to remote areas? How does someone get a remote executive assistant with a company like ProAssisting? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Find VAs & Remote VA Jobs: UpWork, Fiverr, ProAssisting Digital Communication & Training Tools: Loom, VidYard   Related Books: The 29-Hour Workday by Ethan Bull and Stephanie Bull From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks   Related Podcasts: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year How To Make $10K/Mo as a Digital Nomad Copywriter in Budapest How I Make Money Online - My Top 10 Online Income Streams   Related Videos: Be a Hospitalian | Bobby Stuckey | TedxBoulder    Connect with Ethan & ProAssisting: Visit ProAssisting’s website Connect with him on LinkedIn ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to Kristin's patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
1/17/202359 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Improve Your Health & Wellness By Moving Abroad

Can moving abroad improve your health and wellness? Tune in as Kristin speaks with a registered nurse about how different lifestyles in different countries impact your health, wellness, and quality of life. Plus, how the culture in the society you grew up in (and live in) can affect your health long-term.    “Just being aware that a lot of your lifestyle is also imprinted by the culture of the society is the first step. This is like an awareness that many of your daily habits can actually be pushed upon you by the culture that you live in. So, you’re also finding a lot more people who are nearing retirement age who are opting to move to different countries so they can have a better quality of life and they can have more affordable healthcare.” - Kristin Wilson   EPISODE 189 SPECIAL OFFERS: Become a SafetyWing Ambassador Enroll in SafetyWing Nomad Insurance   EPISODE 189 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Increasing your health and wellness by moving to a new city or country Food quality in the US versus abroad Major cultural differences that impact health and wellness: Food, exercise, pace of life, and more. Reasons why people in Blue Zones live longer, happier lives. Finding balance between stimulation and rest. Why food and produce are better outside of the US. How lengthy commuting contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle. How labor laws impact American workers compared to other countries. Health insurance Protecting your physical and mental health at home and abroad The dangers of non-US countries adopting American work and lifestyle practices. Kristin also shares her experience with severe burnout and how that health crisis led her to move to Costa Rica and never look back. Kristin contrasts the lifestyle of the 60 countries she’s lived/worked in with the lifestyle of the United States.   RESOURCES Related Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Best Places To Travel or Live (Kristin’s YouTube Playlist) My Favorite Places in the World ❤️🌍 Best Places to Live in Portugal for Expats and Digital Nomads 6 Underrated Countries To Visit 🌍 Best Places To Live in Costa Rica 10 Passive Income Side Hustle Ideas   Related Podcasts: How I See the U.S. After 15 Years Abroad (EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION) Why I Left the US (Again) and Moved to Portugal First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture? Creating the First Social Safety Net for Remote Workers and Travelers Jason Pizzino on Staying Healthy While Traveling Building Online Income Streams From Real Estate, Stock Photography, and Travel Blogging (Couple living in Bulgaria)   Destinations:  Asheville, NC Henderson, NC Knoxville, TN San Jose, CA Sparta Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Blue Zones Connect with Nurse Julie and Nurse Kathy on Nurse Table Talk ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin  
1/10/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Best Places To Travel in 2023

Kristin highlights the top ten places to travel in 2023, according to Forbes, with interesting facts and must-see things to do about each location. Tune in next week for a special interview about how to choose travel destinations that boost your health and wellness.    Thanks to listener, Claude Michel from Canada for the recent podcast review! Leave a review at Lovethepodcast.com.   Episode 188 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Enroll in SafetyWing Travel Insurance   RESOURCES & SHOW NOTES: Related Podcasts: 2022 Year In Review   Related Videos: Asking Digital Nomads How They Make Money Online Best Places For Digital Nomads To Live Best Places To Live Abroad Best Places To Retire in the World International Living Best Places To Travel Top 10 Places To Travel in 2023   Recommended Books: Digital Nomads For Dummies ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast in 2023: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.  
1/3/202320 minutes, 33 seconds
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2022 Year in Review

Kristin shares her biggest insights, lessons, and takeaways from 2022 and looks forward to 2023.  What would you like to hear Kristin cover more of in the upcoming year? Where would you like to travel on a Traveling with Kristin trip or retreat? Reply in this short poll and enter to win a free consulting call with Kristin.   Episode 187 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Become a Patreon Patron  Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Enroll in SafetyWing Travel Insurance Fill out the podcast poll Gain freedom as an online freelancer Join Kristin's mailing list   EPISODE 187 TOPICS DISCUSSSED: Holiday travel delays Badass Digital Nomads listener stats, countries, and demographics 5 Life Lessons from 2022:  1. There's more to creativity than you think 2. The relationship between time, failure, growth, and success 3. Opportunities in the Permissionless Economy 4. Inputs = Outputs 5. Your tribe/community is everything Goals for 2023 Philanthropy Sustainable Travel Traveling with Kristin Trips and Retreats   RESOURCES & SHOW NOTES: Related Podcasts: Top 5 most downloaded podcasts from this year: 1. Taking the First Steps in Your Relocation Abroad 2. First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad 3. Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad 4. Living in Spain as an Expat or Digital Nomad 5. Dating as a Digital Nomad 100th Anniversary Episode Lessons from 1 Year in Podcasting Ayo Awosika on How To Make Money Writing on Medium Sustainable Travel   Videos Mentioned: YouTube Community Page Polls 10 Passive Income Side Hustles Our Universe on Netflix  Elon Musk in 1998 (CBS Sunday Morning) Istanbul Turkey Travel Vlog The Last Tourist Documentary   Recommended Books: Digital Nomads For Dummies Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be The War of Art   Articles: How the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely   Philanthropic Organizations: Team Trees: 24 million trees planted Team Seas: 33 million pounds of trash removed Charity Water One Tree Planted   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to new "Producer" Patron, Eric Kwang, contributing $100 per month to support Kristin's content.   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.  
12/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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The "Don’ts" of Travel With Mark Wolter of Wolter’s World

Learn the biggest do’s and don’ts of travel with Mark Wolter of Wolter’s World. Mark shares honest travel advice and talks about how to adapt to new cultures, deal with culture shock, and live in the moment while traveling the world. Mark, along with his wife and two sons, has been traveling the world for decades. Tune in to hear the most valuable travel tips he’s gathered over the years, including how to find the cheapest flights and hotels, tips for traveling with kids, and helpful travel/navigation apps you should download before you leave home. Plus, Mark shares the coolest tourist trap he’s visited (in Africa) and the #1 Italian city you MUST visit!   Episode 186 Special Offers:  Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code Save30) Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Become a Patreon Patron (Welcome to new "Producer"-level Patron, Eric Kwang) Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Gain freedom as an online freelancer Join Kristin's mailing list   EPISODE 186 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Common tourist mistakes & how to avoid them while traveling abroad. The problem with travel guides. Dealing with homesickness and culture shock while traveling. Why Mark kept his teaching job while doing YouTube, blogging, and traveling. Traveling full-time as a family with teenagers. Funny culture shocks and adaptations you experience as a traveler. The best conversation starter for travelers and digital nomads to connect with locals. How to truly live in the moment while traveling. The coolest tourist trap & The coolest hidden gem Mark has experienced. Top travel tips: Finding/booking the cheapest flights and hotels, helpful travel/navigation apps, safety, & traveling with kids.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Have you ever felt unsafe in a country? What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at a new place? When did you start traveling and why? How does long-term travel and studying abroad change a person? Why did you decide to start a blog and YouTube channel? In what countries have you experienced the most intense culture shock? When you travel a lot, does the world seem more diverse or more homogeneous? And more!   RESOURCES Find Cheap Flights: SkyScanner   Related Podcasts: Check out these Badass Digital Nomads episodes about Traveling as a Family/With Kids!   Related Videos: What You Should Know About Renting a Car in Europe Visit Italy - The DON'Ts of Visiting Italy What the Brits Think of American Tourists 🇬🇧😮🇺🇸 The Road to Rome, Italy - Italy Travel Vlog Positano and Amalfi Coast, Italy Villa and Castle Restaurant [Travel Vlog] Pompeii, Wine & Pasta in Italy - [Amalfi Coast Travel Tips] 12 Travel Mistakes To AVOID - (DON'TS of Travel)   Unique Travel Destinations Mentioned: Gorilla Guardians Village, Rwanda Bari, Italy   Connect with Mark: Visit his website Subscribe to his YouTube channel Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Follow him on TikTok ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to new "Producer" Patron, Eric Kwang, contributing $100 to support Kristin's content.   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
12/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding Love Abroad, Living in Mexico as an Expat Family, and Coping With Burnout With Amy Scott of Nomadtopia Radio

Amy Scott, a seasoned digital nomad and Host of Nomadtopia Radio, opens up about expat life and shares her advice on traveling the world as a digital nomad. Starting from the beginning, Amy talks about why she left the United States, why she never went back, and how she met her Argentine husband during her travels. She then shares what life is like now, living in Mexico as an expat family with their twin toddlers. In this episode, you’ll gain insight into the nomadic expat lifestyle before and after the pandemic, the challenges of cultivating community as a digital nomad, and why she decided to slow down and take a step back from her podcast.   Episode 185 Special Offers:  Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code Save30) Become a Patreon Patron and support the podcast Learn how to earn an online income with the Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Buy a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Listen to Amy's Interview of Kristin on Nomadtopia Sign up for a free month trial of Nomadtopia Collective   EPISODE 185 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How the pandemic and remote work has impacted life in Mexico. Amy’s spontaneous nomad story & How she started working for herself. How to transition to remote work. Finding love abroad. How her husband quit his job to become a digital nomad. Balancing work, family, and a side hustle. Staying aligned as a nomadic family & What the digital nomad lifestyle is like with kids. The challenges of working from home as a full-time traveler. Preventing burnout as a digital creator. The benefits of slowing down and putting down roots in one place. The evolution of the nomad. Amy’s new perception of the US after spending over a decade abroad. Finding community as a digital nomad.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you move from Mexico City to Querétaro, Mexico? Has there been an influx of nomads in Mexico after the pandemic? Why did you leave the US? What countries did you travel to before settling in Mexico? How did you find love abroad? What motivated you to start a podcast? Why don’t you podcast as much now? Will you stay a nomad forever? Would you ever move back to the US? Who is your community now?  And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Marie Forlio’s B-School Kristin’s Webinar on How to Start a Podcast  Related Podcasts: Living as an Expat in Portugal with Josh & Kalie of Expats Everywhere Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business With Mitko From That Remote Life How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote Related Videos: Why I Left the USA (Again) Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2023 Why I Quit YouTube How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] The Best Destinations for New Digital Nomads The TRUTH about FULL-TIME TRAVEL 🏝 [Digital Nomads] Connect with Amy Scott: Visit her website Listen to Nomadtopia Radio  Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Twitter Connect with her on Facebook   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com  
12/13/202256 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mental Health, Productivity, and Community in an International Lifestyle

Kristin sits down with Julia Kallweit, Co-Founder of WiFi Tribe, a community of remote professionals, freelancers, and entrepreneurs from 62 nationalities who have embarked on an unconventional style of travel.  Have you ever wanted to live and travel with other digital nomads? There’s never been a better opportunity than this! Tune in to learn the origin story behind WiFi Tribe and get a glimpse into what it’s like to work, live, and experience new cultures with a community of like-minded travelers.  Julia speaks on how digital nomads can minimize the harmful impacts of tourism on local communities around the world. Then, she shares her top tips and advice on working remotely in a foreign country, recovering from burnout, and finding work/life balance as a full-time digital nomad.   Episode 184 Special Offers:  Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code Save30) Become a Patreon Patron Take Kristin’s Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program   EPISODE 184 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Julia’s upcoming WiFi Tribe group trip to Africa. How to be a more responsible, sustainable digital nomad. The different levels/phases of digital nomadism. How the hostel community is being affected by travel influencers and the rise of remote work. The origin story behind why Julia started WiFi Tribe. How WiFi Tribe chooses the destinations for their co-living communities. Recovering from burnout and finding work/life balance as a full-time digital nomad and an entrepreneur. Julia’s expert travel/remote work tips and recommendations.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why don't people stay in hostels anymore? What is WiFi Tribe?  What types of people travel with WiFi Tribe? What apps, software, and platforms do you use for remote collaboration/communication? How do you find the cheapest flights and travel tours/guides? What can’t you travel without? What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at a new place? What’s your favorite way to get to know a new city? If you had to live in three countries for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Digital Nomad Events: Bansko Nomad Fest Remote Collaboration/Communication: Chello, Slack, Hubspot, Zapier, Notion Book Cheap Flights: Momondo, Kiwi, Booking.com Related Books: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Related Podcasts: How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell Coworking Bansko Digital Nomad Lifestyle in Bulgaria Digital Nomad Destination - Bulgaria - Lifestyle & Cost of Living The Best Destinations for New Digital Nomads Related Videos: Istanbul Turkey 🇹🇷 Travel Tips & Things To Do | Travel Vlog Connect with Julia & WiFi Tribe: Visit WiFi Tribe's website Follow them on Instagram Connect with them on Facebook Follow Julia on Instagram Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin  
12/6/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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Building Online Income Streams From Real Estate, Stock Photography, and Travel Blogging

Digital nomad couple, The Wandering Hartz, share their experience becoming location independent for the first time and moving from Nashville, Tennessee to Bansko, Bulgaria. Prior to selling everything to begin working remotely, Michelle worked in commercial real estate and Joel worked in film production. With a newfound freedom after Michelle was laid off, they hit the road to explore the world. Tune in to learn how they became digital nomads, tips for making a low stress transition to location independence, and how they’re generating online income streams from stock photography, travel blogging, and more.   Episode 183 Special Offers:  Find a remote job with FlexJobs (use code Save30) Become a Patreon Patron and support the podcast Learn how to earn an online income with the Freelance to Freedom Online Course Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Buy a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program   EPISODE 183 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The benefits of living and working remotely in Bansko, Bulgaria as a digital nomad. How to generate online income streams from Stock Photography and Videography, Travel Blogging, and Real Estate. The power of time and patience in growing your income. Tips for selling all your belongings. How their first trip as digital nomads went awry. Navigating medical issues and health insurance as digital nomads in the US. The benefits of practicing slow travel. Finding a work/life balance while traveling full-time.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What kind of remote work are you doing? How do you find freelance jobs? Do you make more money selling stock photos or stock videos? What stock photos and clips sell the best? How much do stock video clips sell for? What is the hardest part of being a digital nomad? How many foreigners are currently living in Bansko, Bulgaria? What gear do you travel with as a photographer/videographer? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Where to Sell Your Stock Photos/Videos: Unsplash, iStock, Getty Images, Shutterstock, Pond5, 123rf, Deposit Photos, Canva, Adobe Stock Tech/Gear: Zenbook, Chromecast Digital Nomad Events: Bansko Nomad Fest, Traverse 22, Nomad Cruise Related Podcasts: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business With Mitko From That Remote Life How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote Related Videos: The Best Destinations for New Digital Nomads Coworking Bansko Digital Nomad Lifestyle in Bulgaria Digital Nomad Destination - Bulgaria - Lifestyle & Cost of Living The TRUTH about FULL-TIME TRAVEL 🏝 [Digital Nomads] How to Make Money Online and Find Remote Jobs (Playlist) 10 Ways I Make Money Online - My Top Ten Online Income Streams Connect with The Wandering Hartz: Visit their website Subscribe to their YouTube channel Follow them on Instagram Follow them on Twitter Connect with them on Facebook   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com
11/29/202255 minutes, 8 seconds
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First Month Living in Portugal as a Digital Nomad

Kristin reflects on her first month in Portugal as a digital nomad. Was leaving the USA the right decision? What are the pros and cons of Portugal? Does she prefer the lifestyle in Lisbon or Madeira? Find out in this episode.    Try Flatio for your next rental property abroad.   Episode 182 Special Offers:  Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Rent your next property on Flatio Follow Kristin on Instagram Follow Flatio on Instagram Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Crypto.com offer ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... EPISODE 182 RESOURCES: Madeira Friends Purple Fridays Startup Madeira   Related Podcasts:  Erick Prince on Moving to Thailand Living in Portugal with Expats Everywhere Zero to Travel with Oneika Traveler   Related Videos:  Top 10 Places to Travel in 2023 Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam Why I Left the USA    
11/22/202245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Getting Paid To Travel Full-Time as a Digital Nomad YouTuber

Failing as an architect led Sergio Sala to become a freelance web designer and move from Mexico to Peru to save money. A few years later, he's getting paid a full-time salary to travel the world as a digital nomad YouTuber. In this podcast, he shares the different ways he's earning an online income through different revenue streams. Sergio also highlights his favorite places to live, why he moved to China to learn kung fu, and how he adapts to foreign cultures while traveling the world. To read Sergio’s full story, pick up a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies in-store and online now!   Episode 181 Special Offers:  Take Kristin’s Freelance to Freedom Online Course Buy Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... EPISODE 181 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How studying abroad changed Sergio’s life.  Why his architecture business failed How he got started in freelance web design. Traveling the world as a freelancer and blogger. Connecting with people and cultivating community online vs. in person. Advantages of being location independent. How to start making money online. Countries with low cost of living & Sergio’s most affordable destination. Why he went to China to live in a temple, shave his head, and learn kung fu. The significance of repatriation in the modern age. Why he switched from a Spanish-speaking audience to English-speaking. Ways to make money from creating YouTube videos. Sergio’s Digital Nomad Cities guide on YouTube.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How do you connect with other digital nomads and online creators? How many freelance clients do you need to make a living? Why did you move to Peru when you first became a digital nomad? Why did you start a YouTube channel? What did you learn about yourself after living in China for a month? How do you make money as a full-time YouTuber? And more!   RESOURCES Resources for Digital Nomads: Coworking Space in Playa Del Carmen: Nest Coworking Global Youth Leadership Program: AIESEC Global Community: Nomad List Related Books: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Related Podcasts: Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle – Does It Live Up to the Hype? Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell Related Videos: Sergio’s Digital Nomad Cities Guide Living in Tulum, Mexico as a digital nomad How to Make Money Online and Find Remote Jobs (Playlist) 10 Ways I Make Money Online - My Top Ten Online Income Streams How To Make Money Online Fast 🚀 ........................................................................................... Connect with Sergio: Visit his website Subscribe to his YouTube channel Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
11/15/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 28 seconds
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Making $378K per Year as a Fiverr Freelancer With Alex Fasulo

Want to earn six figures as a freelancing online? Learn the best freelancing tips and tricks from self-made Fiverr millionaire and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Alex Fasulo. At age 22, Alex quit her 9-5 job in NYC to dive headfirst into the world of freelancing. Over the next few years, she scaled her business from $35K per year to nearly $400K per year.    In this episode, Alex shares the exact steps she took to become a financially independent freelancer, the most common mistakes new freelancers make, and the six tools she uses to run her freelancing business.   Episode 180 Special Offers:  Take Kristin’s Freelance to Freedom Online Course Get FREE access to the Expat Money Summit Buy tickets for the Nomad Island Fest in Portugal Order your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Pre-order Alex’s new book, Freelance Your Way to Freedom   EPISODE 180 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Alex quit her 9-5 office job to start freelance writing from home. How to choose your services/offerings as a freelancer. Setting your gig’s prices & when to raise your prices. How the Fiverr Pro program helped Alex scale her business. Practical tips and strategies for growing your freelancing business. Hiring help and using AI to run your business for you. How Alex became a CNBC contributor. Huge misconceptions of freelancing that prevent people from trying it. Pros and cons of working as an independent contractor. Alex’s biggest struggle as a business owner. Software and tools you need (and don’t need) to start freelancing. The most valuable lesson Alex learned in her first year of freelancing.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What job did you have before becoming a freelancer? Why did you choose writing as your freelancing gig? When did you switch from writing blogs to ghostwriting eBooks? How did you end up on CNBC Make It? Can freelancers make more than salaried employees? Are healthcare and taxes more expensive for freelancers? What are your different income streams? Are any of them passive? What topics do you read and learn about in your spare time and why? What was the biggest thing that helped you get more clients on Fiverr? And more!   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Resources for Freelancers: Accounting/Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Communicate With Your Team: Slack Take Notes & Stay Organized: Notion Async Video Messaging: Loom Design Emails, Sales Checkouts, & Forms: Flodesk   Related Books: Freelance Your Way to Freedom by Alex Fasulo Digital Nomads For Dummies by Kristin Wilson The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert   Related Podcasts: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell How To Be Great and Live Your Best Life With Steph Smith io Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids   Related Videos: How to Make Money Online and Find Remote Jobs (Playlist) 65 Tips to Save Money on Travel [Travel Hacks!] 10 Ways I Make Money Online - My Top Ten Online Income Streams How To Make Money Online Fast 🚀 Connect with Alex: Visit her website Listen to The Freelance Fairytales Podcast Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Twitter Follow her on TikTok Subscribe to her YouTube channel Connect with her on LinkedIn   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's patrons!  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.  
11/8/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why I Left the US (Again) and Moved to Portugal

Kristin left the United States (again) and moved back to Europe. This podcast explains why - with reflections on how she arrived at this decision and tips on how you can get clarity around making tough choices in your life.    Episode 179 Special Offers:  Apply for a Crypto.com Debit Card 💳 (Affiliate Link) Buy Kristin a Coffee ☕️ Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter Join Kristin's Patreon for a Lisbon Apartment Tour this week   Video: Why I Left the USA (Again)   Related Podcast Episodes:  Ep 174: Spain Digital Nomad Visa Ep 175: Leaving Canada To Live in Albania Ep 176: Interview with Mikkel Thorup Ep 177: Cost of Living in Mexico Ep 178: How To Make More Money Online    ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ........................................................................................... Support the podcast: 🔉 Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Visit www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
11/1/202234 minutes, 55 seconds
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How To Make More Money Online With the Host of the Money Magic Podcast

Struggling with money or wanting to level up your online income as a freelancer or entrepreneur? This episode is for you! Kristin chats with the host of the Money Magic podcast about how to make consistent money online, build wealth, pay off debt, and form better money habits.   Earning an income online has become the new foundation of freedom, especially for those who want to become a digital nomad. Tune in to learn how Vangile is running an online business that supports a lifestyle of travel and location independence. You’ll learn how to shift your money mindset to one of abundance so you can move past the blocks preventing you from generating the wealth you deserve.    Episode 178 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Open an account with Crypto.com 💳 (Affiliate Link) Order your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies   EPISODE 178 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How Vangile’s quit her job to become an entrepreneur and digital nomad traveler. How she shifted her money mindset from scarcity to abundance (and how you can, too). Strategies for building a consistent income stream as a freelancer, independent contractor, or entrepreneur. How to start a business from scratch with no money or experience. Tapping into your ancestral wisdom to discover your natural money-making gifts. The intersectionality of generational wealth, ancestral trauma, and systemic oppression. How to overcome the fear of charging money for your services, especially after transitioning from a salaried job. The benefits of hiring a business or career coach, taking online courses, and joining mastermind groups. Setting realistic income goals based on the value you offer, rather than billing for time.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you afford to travel while $60,000 in debt? How did you pay off your student loans and credit card debt? What is a fair price to charge for one’s services? Which is more dangerous - undercharging or overcharging? Can freelancing really be profitable and sustainable long-term? How do you overcome the fear of overspending or wasting money And more!   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review www.badassdigitalnomads.com   A special thank you to Kristin's patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter ...........................................................................................   Related Podcasts: How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services) How to Move Abroad (with No Job or Money) with Expats Everywhere   Related Videos: Watch Kristin’s Most Recent Live Stream Q&A How to Make Money Online and Find Remote Jobs (Playlist) 65 Tips to Save Money on Travel [Travel Hacks!] 10 Ways I Make Money Online - My Top Ten Online Income Streams How To Make Money Online Fast 🚀   Connect with Vangile: Visit her website Listen to The Money Magic Podcast Listen to The Property Magicians Podcast Subscribe to her YouTube Follow her on Instagram   Vangile's Books & Journals: Heart, Mind & Money: Using Emotional Intelligence for Financial Success  by Vagile Makwakwa The Next Level You Money and Womb Journal   Extra Resources: Money Magic Courses: Wealthy Money Academy Courses Join the Wealthy Money Facebook Group Get FREE access to the 7-day Tapping Into Ancestral Money Wisdom Training 
10/25/202248 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Expat Lifestyle and Cost of Living in Oaxaca, Mexico

How much does it cost to live in Mexico? Are expats ruining Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido? Solo traveling expat and entrepreneur, Vangile Makwakwa, reports back from her digital nomad home base on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. She breaks down the cost of living in Mexico (for expats and locals) and how it compares to the cost of living in her home country of South Africa.   Vangile also shares how she budgets her money as a digital nomad, what the quality of life is like for expats in Oaxaca, and why there’s growing tension between foreigners and locals.   Are you or a loved one thinking of traveling or moving to Mexico soon? This episode is a MUST-LISTEN!   Episode 177 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Open an account with Crypto.com 💳 (Affiliate Link) Order your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Subscribe to Kristin's weekly travel newsletter   EPISODE 177 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Why Vangile moved from South Africa to Sri Lanka to Mexico. Cost of living in Oaxaca, Mexico: Rent, amenities, wifi, food, yoga, and more. The difference in lifestyle between Oaxaca City and Puerto Escondido on the coast. Inside the culture and international community in Oaxaca. How development and tourism is creating tension between locals and foreigners. Cost of living in Mexico vs. South Africa. Meeting new people after moving to a new city or country. How Vangile budgets her money for business and personal expenses.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you move to Mexico as an expat? What is daily life like in Oaxaca, Mexico? What is the cost of living in Oaxaca and Puerto, Escondido, Mexico? Is Mexico or South Africa cheaper to live in? Is it fair for expat destinations to have local prices and foreigner prices? Is there animosity between locals and expats in Mexico? How fast is the WiFi in Mexico? And more!   Related Podcasts: How to Be a Digital Nomad with Mikkel Thorup Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture? Living in Spain as an Expat or Digital Nomad With Chase Warrington, Host of the About Abroad Podcast Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places   Related Videos: Watch Kristin’s Most Recent Live Stream Q&A My Favorite Places in the World video ❤️🌍   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Audio Recording Software: Audacity Insurance: SafetyWing   Mexican Cities Mentioned: Huatulco Mexico City Oaxaca Centro Puerto Escondido   Connect with Vangile: Visit her website Listen to The Money Magic Podcast Listen to The Property Magicians Podcast Subscribe to her YouTube channel Follow her on Instagram Connect with her on LinkedIn   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
10/18/202234 minutes, 3 seconds
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Getting a 2nd Passport and Living an Expat Lifestyle With Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show

Have you ever considered getting a second passport or citizenship? Listen in as Kristin welcomes Mikkel Thorup, Host of The Expat Money Show, to explain how to get dual citizenship so you can live the expat life with even more freedom, flexibility, and security.   Mikkel shares why he moved his family from Panama to Brazil, his opinions on the lifestyle and cost of living in Brazil and other countries, and how to get residency abroad by investing in real estate. He also sheds light on the real estate markets in Uruguay and Turkey and the true safety of traveling to the Middle East. Mikkel and Kristin also bust common misconceptions people have of countries not on the Friendly Nations list.   Episode 176 Special Offers:  Apply for a Crypto.com Debit Card 💳 (Affiliate Link) Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Order your copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Reserve your FREE ticket to the Expat Money Summit 2022 Subscribe to Kristin's weekly newsletter   EPISODE 176 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The benefits of getting a second passport/having multiple passports. How to get a second citizenship or residency by investment. Nicaragua’s residency program explained. Why Mikkel and his wife chose to get a passport in Brazil and deliver their second child there via birth tourism. Panama changing the Friendly Nations Visa: good or bad?   The safest countries to travel to in the Middle East. What you can expect to learn in the upcoming Expat Money Summit 2022. How Mikkel helps people invest in other countries and reduce their tax burden. Traveling to Uruguay for Mikkel’s one-week Expat Exploration & Investment Tour.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you choose to deliver your baby in Brazil? What attracts people to live in Florianópolis, Brazil? What are the most popular places people are getting Golden Visas for? How is Northern Cyprus different from Southern Cyprus? How safe is it to travel to the Middle East? Why and where are you investing in real estate in Istanbul, Turkey? How much does real estate cost in Uruguay? Are you and your family going to move from Panama to Brazil in the future? And more!   RESOURCES Related Podcasts: Badass Digital Nomads Ep. 70: How to Be a Digital Nomad with Mikkel Thorup Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services) How to Move Abroad (with No Job or Money) with Expats Everywhere   Related Videos: Watch Kristin’s Most Recent Live Stream Q&A My Favorite Places in the World ❤️🌍 How to Renounce Your US Citizenship 🦅 (and Move to Canada) 🇨🇦 Why I'll NEVER Renounce My US Citizenship 🇺🇸   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Insurance: SafetyWing   Travel Destinations Mentioned: Florianópolis, Santa Caterina, Brazil Istanbul, Turkey Cappadocia, Turkey Galataport, Turkey Cyprus Panama Beirut, Lebanon Abu Dhabi, UAE Dubai, UAE Punta del Este, Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay Colonia, Uruguay Connect with Mikkel: Visit his website Listen to The Expat Money Show Subscribe to Expat Money on YouTube  ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
10/11/20221 hour, 41 seconds
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Leaving Canada To Retire in Albania as a Solo Female Expat

After a divorce and moment of clarity, Canadian expat Karen Espig decided to make drastic changes in her life. She retired early and moved from Canada to Albania to lower her cost of living and pursue her love for art full-time. It wasn’t all smooth sailing, however, as she struggled with culture shock and adapting to expat life in Albania.   In this podcast, Karen goes into detail about how she prepared to retire and move to Europe as well as the challenges she encountered during the first few weeks living in a new country. She highlights the cost of living in Albania, tips for dealing with culture shock, and how she found herself again after so many big life changes.Tune in as Kristin sits down with her to find out how she did it.   Episode 175 Resources Mentioned:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review for the Podcast   EPISODE 175 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How Karen went from working a 9-5 for the Canadian government to retiring early to become a full-time artist. Being a tourist vs. being an expat in a new country The biggest challenge she’s facing as an expat living abroad. Processing huge life changes & finding yourself again after going through a divorce. Tips for preparing to move abroad after retirement. Adjusting to life in a new country, especially when you don’t know the native language. Navigating major cultural differences in a foreign country you’re not familiar with. How to overcome culture shock and/or depression after moving to a new place. The importance of meeting other foreigners/expats when living abroad. Karen’s favorite foods in Albania: local produce, fish, coffee, and more… Why Karen chose to live in the Lake Ohrid region of Albania & the top towns in Albania to live in as an expat.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you feel you had to leave Canada to live well in retirement? What happens to your pension plan if you retire early in Canada? What countries did you consider moving to after retirement? Why Albania? How did you prepare for your move abroad? What belongings were the hardest to give away before moving abroad? Were you apprehensive about moving to Europe? What did your family think? How much is rent and your cost of living in Albania? What is your daily life like in Albania? What challenged you about the process of cultural adaptation? How has your pet adapted to life in Albania? Do you have any regrets about moving? And more!   Related Podcasts: How To Live or Retire Cheap In Paradise with Dan from Vagabond Awake The Best Places To Retire or Live Abroad (and How To Decide) Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know How to Move Abroad (with No Job or Money) with Expats Everywhere How I See the U.S. After 15 Years Abroad (EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION)   Related Videos: Kristin’s Live Q&A Stream How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] My Favorite Places in the World ❤️🌍 How to Renounce Your US Citizenship 🦅 (and Move to Canada) 🇨🇦 Why I'll NEVER Renounce My US Citizenship 🇺🇸 Documentary about stray animals in Istanbul   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Buy & Sell Your Belongings (Canada): Kijiji Country Comparison - Hofstede Insights   Albanian Cities/Towns Mentioned: Lake Ohrid Pogradec Durrës Sarandë Vorë Tirana Shkodër Korçë   Connect with Karen: Visit her website Follow her on Medium Follow her on Instagram Connect with her on Facebook Subscribe to her YouTube channel   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
10/4/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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Leaving the US and Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa Is Finally Revealed

Why record numbers of Americans are leaving the US for Europe. Plus, Kristin’s thoughts on global immigration and details on Spain’s new digital nomad visa. Find out how you can live in Spain for up to five years. 🇪🇸   Episode 174 Special Offers:  Apply to join Kristin’s Relocation Program Get access to the Digital Nomad Visa Database Buy Kristin a Coffee   IN THIS EPISODE:  Why Americans are leaving the US for Europe Kristin’s decision to leave the US (again) Reflections on the state of global immigration Details on how you can qualify for Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa: income requirements, length of stay, and tax implications   RELATED PODCASTS:  Living in Spain as a Digital Nomad Couple International Taxes for US Expats with Greenback Tax  International Taxes for US Expats with Gracefully Expat  Zero to Travel World Walk Podcast   RELATED VIDEOS:  Cost of Living in Spain   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Kristin’s weekly newsletter Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ...........................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com
9/27/202224 minutes, 23 seconds
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From Blue Collar Worker to Becoming a Financially Free Digital Nomad

Kristin speaks with a self-made digital nomad who left his blue collar job in Canada to become a financially independent entrepreneur in Costa Rica. Learn how Andrew transitioned from working for the railroad and coast guard to becoming a nomadic/expat online business owner.   Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a technical background or already have a remote job to become location independent. Andrew is a prime example of how possible it is to be a digital nomad and make an income online with little to no experience.   In this interview, Andrew gets raw and real about his darkest times in life and how becoming a digital nomad saved his life. Tune in now!   Episode 173 Special Offers:  Apply for a call with Kristin to talk about your relocation.  Get $100 off Andrew’s course “YouTube Marketing for Entrepreneurs & Businesses” with code KRISTIN.   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ...........................................................................................   IN THIS EPISODE:  How Andrew quit his blue collar jobs to work online. Andrew’s cost of living and daily life in Costa Rica. Tips for public transportation and navigation in Costa Rica. Getting health insurance in Costa Rica & The reality of healthcare in Canada. How to become a tax-free citizen of Canada & The benefits of being tax-free. Tips for reinventing yourself time and again, and how to pivot from physical work to entrepreneurship and the digital nomad lifestyle. How to make money online as a location independent traveler. Being a digital nomad during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic. Tips and strategies for developing new skill sets and finding flexible, remote jobs.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Do you have to learn the language to live in a foreign country? If you’re a tax-free citizen in Canada, can you still get Canadian healthcare? Do you have to close your Canadian bank accounts when you move abroad? What was your strategy for finding work after leaving the Coast Guard? How did you start your YouTube marketing company, YT Era? And more! RESOURCES Books & Articles Mentioned: Why Digital Nomads Are Coping Better With the Quarantine by Kristin Wilson Nomad Capitalist by Andrew Henderson The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins Built to Serve by Evan Carmichael   Related Podcasts: Coping with Coronavirus Quarantine - Why Digital Nomads are Better Prepared Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2)   Related Videos: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats Best Places for Expats To Live in Costa Rica How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad Operation Mincemeat on Netflix   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Andrew’s YouTube Service: YT Era Meal Delivery Service: Food Studio Legal Services in Costa Rica: Outlier Tax Consulting & Strategies: Wanderers Wealth, Nomad Capitalist   Other Resources Mentioned: Churchill’s War Rooms in London, UK   Connect with Andrew: Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Connect with him on LinkedIn   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
9/20/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock and Remote Work Burnout as an Expat and Digital Nomad

Charlotte Gray traded her corporate job and commute for an idyllic lifestyle as an expat in The Netherlands, working for Mercedes Benz. However, when she moved back home to London during the pandemic, she struggled to cope with reverse culture shock and work-from-home burnout. That's when she decided to move to Barbados, apply for a remote job with SafetyWing, and never look back.    If you’ve ever felt like you had to be "responsible" by postponing your travel plans and waiting to live life on your own terms, this episode is for you.    At the end of this episode, Charlotte also offers incredibly valuable advice on how to find a remote job or transition into freelancing or working for yourself online.    Episode 172 Special Offers:  SafetyWing Insurance Apply for Ready to Relocate   EPISODE 172 TOPICS:  Experiencing reverse culture shock Moving abroad to be near nice people What it’s like living in Maastricht in The Netherlands  Pressure from family and society to follow a normal path Tips for finding your first remote job How to transition from a traditional job to working for yourself Increasing your income from remote work to match your traditional salary Taking the leap to becoming a digital nomad How SafetyWing will change the world with their mission that aims to revolutionize the way you travel and live overseas: educating, inspiring, protecting, and making the world a better place “working here doesn’t feel like work.”  Mental health and wellness  The cost of living in Barbados Saving money to travel How to find balance while working remotely - switching off and avoiding burnout (even if you’re a “people pleaser”)    RESOURCES Related Podcasts: Building the First Country on the Internet with the SafetyWing Co-Founder Career Rehab: How to Find Remote Jobs with Kanika Tolver How to Find Remote Jobs on FlexJobs Overcoming Remote Work Burnout What Is Async? A Conversation with the Founder of Running Remote   Destinations In This Episode: Barbados London Maastrict, NL Portugal   Connect with Charlotte:  Check out her travel blog Follow her on Instagram   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's patrons and welcome, Frankie!  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
9/13/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Living Like a Local in Portugal with Josh & Kalie of Expats Everywhere

Ever wondered what life in Portugal is like? Listen in as Kristin welcomes back Josh and Kalie from Expats Everywhere to talk about what it’s like to live in Portugal as a family of expats.  Learn why the moved to Portugal, what the cost of living and quality of life is like, how to get the D7 visa, and much more. Josh and Kalie shed light on what it’s like raising a family in Portugal, how they’ve created a community of friends abroad, and the best places to live in Portugal long-term. Plus, find out what foods you MUST try on your next trip to Portugal!   Episode 171 Special Offers:  Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Order a copy of Digital Nomads for Dummies Guide to apply for the Portugal D-7 Visa   EPISODE 171 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Josh and Kalie’s travel history & Why they decided to move to Portugal. Average wages and cost of living in Portugal vs. Singapore. The economic impact of tourists, digital nomads, and expats living in foreign places. Meeting new friends and finding/creating a community abroad. Tips for learning and practicing a new language in its native country. Raising kids abroad, schooling options in Portugal, and why Josh and Kalie want to take the international school route. Requirements for the D7 visa & How to successfully apply for it. Must-try foods in Portugal. Top destinations, neighborhoods, and things to do in Portugal.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What is the income required for the D7 visa? What were your first impressions of Portugal? What are the housing prices in Portugal in 2022? Are tourists and foreigners ruining Portugal? What are the best places to live in Portugal long-term? Can foreigners get a mortgage loan in Portugal? Do you feel like you’re accepted by the Portuguese locals? What neighborhood in Lisbon would you love to live in? What is the best form of public transportation in Portugal? What is the best surfing town near Lisbon? What outdoor activities can you do near Lisbon? What is healthcare and health insurance like in Portugal? And more!   RESOURCES Related Podcasts: How to Move Abroad (with No Job or Money) with Expats Everywhere Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2)   Related Videos: Best Places to Live in Portugal for Expats and Digital Nomads Life in Lisbon, Portugal as a Digital Nomad: Cost-of-Living How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad The Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Lisbon (Expats Everywhere video series)   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads in Portugal: Médis Healthcare   Best Places to Live and Visit in Portugal: Porto Lisbon Braga Viana do Castelo Figueira da Foz (The Silver Coast) Tomar Leiria Coimbra Ericeira Alentejo Evora  Beja Avenidas Novas, Lisbon Parque das Nações, Lisbon Nazaré Peneda-Gerês National Park   Connect with Expats Everywhere: Visit their website Follow them on Instagram Subscribe to their YouTube channel Connect with them on Facebook   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
9/6/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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How To Make Thousands of Dollars per Month Writing on Medium

Medium's top earning writer, Ayodeji Awosika, has made nearly half a million dollars writing on Medium. He shares why you should consider writing on Medium (even if you're not a writer). He explains the top mistakes new writers make, how Medium's algorithm works, why it's much different than blogging, and how much money people can earn within their first few months or years publishing there. Plus, Ayo and Kristin share their favorite books and life lessons from the past year.     SPECIAL OFFER:  Watch the Medium Writing Webinar Replay here.    SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:    Books:  Ayo's Books: Real Help, You 2.0, and The Destiny Formula Digital Nomads For Dummies Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson Made to Stick The Slight Edge $100M Offers   Podcasts:  Interview with Ayo from 2020 Life is Short - Seize the Day How to Cope with Grief YouTube Live on Traveling with Kristin GoFundMe for Kristin's friend who passed away Connect with Ayo the Author:  Ayo's Medium Profile Ayo's Instagram Ayo's YouTube Channel Ayo's LinkedIn ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.  
8/30/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Live or Retire Cheap In Paradise with Dan from Vagabond Awake

Dan from Vagabond Awake YouTube channel shares how to live abroad on $1,000-1,500 per month, and why you shouldn't wait until retirement to live your life. He and Kristin also talk about about adapting to foreign cultures, affording healthcare and insurance abroad, and why he left the US to begin with.    SPECIAL OFFERS:  Digital Nomads For Dummies hits bookstores TODAY! 50% OFF Freelance to Freedom: Learn how to make your first dollars as an online freelancer (Discount valid until 12am EST on Saturday, August 27, 2022)   TOPICS DISCUSSED:  Breaking out of the status quo How Dan found a job overseas Why he decided to leave the US Thoughts on working in other countries How to adapt to foreign cultures The benefits of slow travel How to "get off the couch," overcome blocks, and take action Calculating your cost of living or retiring abroad Healthcare and the cost of health insurance Affording health insurance  The broken US social security system The importance of doing an "exploratory visit" to a foreign country How Dan makes money online to support his travel lifestyle Living in the moment - the Vagabond Buddha lifestyle   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Watch this interview on YouTube here. Watch Dan interview Kristin on his YouTube channel here. The Four Hour Work Week   Connect with Vagabond Dan: Website: https://vagabondbuddha.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VagabondAwake/ Hobby Income Course: https://vagabondbuddha.com/courses/the-hobby-income-course/ Membership Community: https://vagabondbuddha.com/best-places-travel-cheap/beta-promotion/  ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
8/23/202257 minutes, 46 seconds
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How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote

Level up your remote work game and cut back on Zoom meetings with these tips from Liam Martin, the author of the groundbreaking new book, Running Remote.    Whether you are a current or aspiring remote worker, freelancer, or team leader, you will gain ideas to help you improve your productivity, find better remote job opportunities, and work better remotely in this episode.   Special Offers:  Digital Nomads for Dummies Running Remote Apply for Ready To Relocate   What you’ll learn:  How to work remotely without Zoom meetings How to avoid or reduce the cost of “Digital Presentism” How to be more productive working from home  What remote employers are looking for in new hires How to build your remote skillset and attract employers  How to land a remote job using the “Portfolio Technique”   Questions answered:  Is it possibly to work remotely without Zoom?  What the heck is Async and why should people care?  What are the top remote work companies looking for in remote employees?  What to put on your CV or resume to get a good remote job?  Which companies did things right and wrong during the pandemic?  Is it better to get work experience or go to college or grad school?  And much more   Resources:  Badass Digital Nomads Ep 29: How Everyone Can Work Remotely with Liam Martin of Running Remote Conference  Top Remote Companies Mentioned: VidYard, Buffer, GitLab, Nomad List and Remote Ok  Naval podcast   Connect with Liam:  Running Remote Book Running Remote Conference in Lisbon, Portugal   Running Remote Podcast Running Remote YouTube Channel   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
8/16/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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Flash Sale + Loneliness Living in SE Asia (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of Kristin's conversation with Giang Cao, which left off last week while chatting about relationships and loneliness in Southeast Asia and as a long-term traveler.  Check out more of Giang’s amazing illustrations in Kristin’s new book, Digital Nomads for Dummies.Thank you for making it #1 and #3 on Amazon Business Travel new releases!    Episode 167 Special Offers:  50% off one-hour consultations with Kristin (Offer valid only until 12am EST on Friday, August 12, 2022)   EPISODE 167 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Dating and meeting new people as a digital nomad.  How Giang’s perception of being a nomad changed during the pandemic lockdown.  The pros and cons of being a nomad versus a settler Advice for people who are struggling with the digital nomad lifestyle or concerned about what they might face.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How do you meet people and make friends in a new country?  How has travel changed you? Do you feel like a different person?  What are your favorite places to live in Vietnam?   RESOURCES Related Podcasts: Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling   Recommended Destinations to Visit in Vietnam: Da Nang Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)   Connect with Giang: Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Behance Very Nomad Problems website ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month atPatreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
8/9/202236 minutes, 34 seconds
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Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam

(UPDATED 8/8/22) How a graphic designer from Vietnam tripled her income by quitting her job to become a freelancer. Location-independent solo traveler Giang Cao sheds light on what life is like as a digital nomad in Southeast Asia and how she illustrates the good, bad, and funny in her comic strip, Very Nomad Problems.  Learn how Giang’s perception of being a traveling freelancer changed during the pandemic when she got stuck for two years on lockdown in Malaysia.  Gain insight into dating as a digital nomad, Giang’s struggle with loneliness, and the hilarious comics she creates about the plights of being a digital nomad at www.verynomadproblems.com. Check out more of Giang’s amazing illustrations in Kristin’s book, Digital Nomads for Dummies.   Thank you to Ellie, Jeff, and Dave for the coffees this week.  ❤️ Buy Kristin at coffee at Buymeacoffee.com. ☕️   EPISODE 166 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How Giang transitioned from a traditional 9-5 job to working independently. [05:55] Tips and strategies for finding freelance clients. [08:28] Giang’s experience traveling as a Vietnamese freelancer & The difficulties of applying for visas as a result of the unfair passport strength system. [14:18] Countries in Asia she has traveled to as a digital nomad. [19:09] Overcoming the surprising problems that arise for digital nomads & The inspiration behind Very Nomad Problems. [19:56] Struggling with loneliness as a solo traveler. [26:59] Dating and meeting new people as a digital nomad. [31:31] How Giang’s perception of being a nomad changed during the pandemic lockdown. [36:40] Advice for people who are struggling with being a digital nomad. [53:04]   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you become a digital nomad? [03:30] How do you teach yourself graphic design? [04:55] When did you start traveling after becoming a freelancer? [10:39] What countries can you travel to with a Vietnamese passport? [16:26] How do you meet people and make friends in a new country? [35:00] How has travel changed you? Do you feel like a different person? [48:14] What are your favorite places to live in Vietnam? [59:38] And more! RESOURCES Episode 166 Special Offers:  Donate to Badass Digital Nomads Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Rate & Review SafetyWing Travel Insurance   Related Podcasts: Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2) Related Videos: How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad Luxury Co-Living and Co-Working in Dubai and Singapore Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Freelancing Platforms: Upwork, People Per Hour, Fiverr Community: Nomadbase Recommended Destinations to Visit in Vietnam: Da Nang Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Connect with Giang: Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Behance Very Nomad Problems website ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
8/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids

Living in an RV with his wife and two kids, Michael Boyink has been traveling around the United States for the past 10 years as a freelancer. How has he supported his lifestyle for so long?  Listen in as Kristin talks with Michael about working independently as a freelancer, raising a family on the road, and how to truly thrive while living long-term in an RV. Michael also shares sneak peeks into his new memoir, Driven to Wonder: Eight Years in an RV with two kids. You’ll learn why Michael and his wife chose to hit the road and experience van life along with the steps they took to make the transition from house to RV possible.  Plus, hear how they transitioned their kids from the traditional school system to a homeschool/worldschool lifestyle.  Episode 163 Special Offers:  SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies GIVEAWAY! The first two people to leave a 5-star review of Badass Digital Nomads will receive a FREE COPY of Michael’s book, Driven to Wonder. How to win: Leave a 5-star review on our website, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. Email a screenshot of your review to [email protected].   EPISODE 163 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Michael’s inspiration and motivation for beginning van life. Transitioning kids to van life from a traditional home life. Traveling with purpose vs. Traveling out of curiosity - Which is more fulfilling? The costs of living in a van vs. a house.  Making friends and finding community while living in a van/RV (even as an introvert). Productivity tips for remote workers, traveling freelancers, and digital nomads.  Homeschooling and Worldschooling tips, advice, and resources. Challenges and benefits of being an online freelancer & Why Michael went back to corporate life. How they choose where to travel & Recommended destinations to visit in the US.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did your kids feel about growing up in an RV?  Have they continued with van life or transitioned to a traditional lifestyle?  Did you travel before buying an RV? Why did you decide to leave your jobs and hometown to travel?  How do you get Wifi so you can work remotely from your van? Do you make more as a freelancer than you did in your corporate job? Lightning Round  How do you stay productive working remotely from a van/RV? How do you do your laundry while living in a van? How do you receive your mail? Gas or diesel for van life? If you started van life again, which van would you buy? How did you overcome the fears of homeschooling your kids while traveling? How has travel changed you?   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Books Mentioned: Driven to Wonder: Eight Years in an RV with two kids by Michael Boyink Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana Living the RV Life by Marc and Julie Bennett   Related Podcasts: Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2) Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services) How To Make Money From a Sailboat With No Experience   Related Videos: How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad   Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: Remote Work: The Caretaker Gazette Mail Forwarding Services: PostScanMail, US Global Mail, MyRVMail RV Lifestyle Blog: RVLOVE Rent a Camper: Hippie Camper   Recommended Destinations to Visit in the US: Eastern Arizona  Kinston, North Carolina Hoh Rain Forest, Washington   Connect with Michael: Follow him on Instagram Visit his website Buy his book   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
7/26/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points

What are the best credit cards for travel? Is it worth signing up for all those airline loyalty programs? Find out how to get tens of thousands of dollars in free travel each year using American Express, Marriott, Delta, and other travel and platinum credit cards. Listen in to hear travel tips and destination recommendations from the co-founders of a travel app offering personalized travel guides for busy travelers.  Learn how to use credit cards, loyalty programs, and the On Arrival app to strategically save money and time in planning your next adventure. Tip: Try out SafetyWing International Travel Insurance EPISODE 164 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How KT and Jordan met & got engaged in Paris Tips for traveling, working, and living with your partner. Why you should have a travel schedule and daily routine while traveling. The noticeable difference between living in the US and living in other countries. Travel credit cards for beginners: Sign up bonuses, saving money on flights and hotels, and free rental car insurance. How to avoid ATM withdrawal fees when traveling abroad. How to decide which credit card(s) to use for travel-related purchases. The BEST time to sign up for a new credit card. How to know it’s worth using your points for a deal rather than just paying for it. Using On Arrival to plan a unique, personalized trip in less than 10 minutes. Have a business idea? Learn why you should consider joining a virtual business incubator!   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How do you maintain a daily routine while traveling? How much time do you spend in the US vs. Europe? Do you get to choose your home base as a professional basketball player? What is your favorite country to live in? How do you get citizenship in Slovenia? What are the benefits of using credit cards for travel points? Is it worth signing up for airline and car rental loyalty programs? Do you apply for new cards every year? How do you find amazing places to eat while traveling? What inspired you to create On Arrival How did you build an app with no coding experience? What does On Arrival cost to use? What is your favorite airline and why? What is your best tip for learning a new language? How do you connect with locals and other foreigners while traveling?   RESOURCES Episode 164 Special Offers:  Use code BADASS to get 25% off your first On Arrival order Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Credit Cards & Brokerage Accounts Mentioned: Open a Charles Schwab Brokerage Account (Free ATM withdrawals anywhere in the world) American Express Platinum Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards Delta SkyMiles Reserve Delta SkyMiles Platinum Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant IHG Credit Cards Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads: On Arrival (Personal Travel Guides) Preply (Language Learning) Related Podcasts: International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained Related Videos: How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad 6 Underrated Countries to Visit 65 Tips to Save Money on Travel [Travel Hacks!] Travel Tips & Hacks KT & Jordan’s Favorite Travel Destinations: Paris, France Nantes, France Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy Accademia Bridge, Venice, Italy Verona, Italy Treviso, Italy Ljubljana, Slovenia Lake Bled, Slovenia Portoroz, Slovenia Piran, Slovenia Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara ........................................................................................ Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Connect with KT & Jordan: Follow KT on Instagram Follow Jordan on Instagram ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
7/20/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sailing the World as a Financial Trader and Family Man With Author Patrick Schulte

Hear how a financial trader from the US Midwest and his wife taught themselves to sail and RV the world with their kids. Kristin and guest, Patrick, banter about travel insurance, the cost and quality of medical care in Mexico, having kids abroad, world schooling, learning new skills, making money online, meeting people while traveling, and how to sustain a life of perpetual travel. Patrick also shares his favorite destinations to visit in Mexico. Plus, living life in "phases," to retire or not retire?, and "is driving through Mexico dangerous?"   Episode 163 Special Offers:  SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Get 10% off the Wanderer Financial Community by using the code BADASS10.   Related Podcast Episodes: Sailing Episodes Traveling as a Family with Kids Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad   ........................................................................................ Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Connect with Patrick:  Wanderer Financial Bumfuzzle Blog Live on the Margin book ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Daniel Sullivan, James Race, and Daeha Ko. ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
7/12/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell

If you've ever wanted to pivot in your career or work for yourself but were unsure about making a change in your life, this episode is for you. Kristin talks with her friend and fellow digital nomad, Patrick Farrell, about how he reinvented himself and his career multiple times.  They also talk about how to overcome the fear of doing something for the first time - whether it's changing jobs, moving to a new country, or studying abroad.  Patrick is the founder of an organization called Light Club and he also shares how to make friends and find community anywhere in the world (and stay in touch with people after you meet them).  Patrick also shares how he found his first clients as a freelancer and he's been able to travel for free by bartering his skills with travel providers.    Episode 162 Special Offers:  SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies   Show Notes & Resources:  Apply for Patrick's Croatia Retreat Join Light Club Article: How To Succeed in the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Kristin's Travel Vlog: Nomad Cruise 6 Kristin's Live Streams Playlist Dr. Joe Dispenza Miles Beckler Nomad Base Nomad Cruise Mind Valley University Tony Robbins Date with Destiny   Related Podcast Episodes:  How To Live Your Best Life at Any Age with Entrepreneur and Self-Proclaimed Ski Bum, Steve Rout Interview with the Founder of Nomad Base and Nomad Cruise Staying Productive and Successful with Charles Ngo (Living in NYC versus Vietnam - Travel Like a Boss Podcast) Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Connect with Patrick:  Website Instagram ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
7/5/202254 minutes, 21 seconds
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International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained

What type of travel insurance should you get? Kristin explains the different types of trip insurance, what's covered, prices, and more. You get an overview of travel insurance options, credit card insurance, and learn the benefits of buying an insurance policy in advance. She also offers options for supplemental insurance to protect your technology equipment and how to get extra coverage for adventure travel and action sports. At the end of this episode, she compares and contrasts international versus local health insurance plans.    Episode 161 Special Offers:  SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies   Travel Insurance Resources Mentioned:  Allianz Executive Insurance American Express Travel Insurance Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Diplomat Adventure Sports Insurance Insure My Trip Marketplace Medjet Assist SafetyWing  Sagicor Costa Rica Tourist Insurance Trawick Adventure Travel Plans World Nomads   Technology Insurance:  InsureMyEquipment.com Professional Photographers of America   International Health Insurance:  Aetna International Cigna Global Expat Insurance GeoBlue International IMG Global (Travel and Health Insurance) Pacific Prime   Related Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes:  Interview with SafetyWing Co-Founder, Sondre Rasch ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/29/202229 minutes, 5 seconds
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10 Tips for Writing Your First Book

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Kristin provides ten tips, insights, and reflections gained from writing her first book. She also discusses self-publishing versus traditional publishing and provides helpful resources for writing your first book.    Episode 160 Special Offers:  Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies   Recommended Books:  On Writing by Stephen King On Writing Well by William Zinsser Right to Write by Julia Cameron The Book in a Box Method by Tucker Max   Related Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes:  Interviews on Writing and Blogging How To Learn a Language Fast   Resources Mentioned:  Scribe Book School Self Publishing School Read to Lead Challenge   Recommended Podcasts to Check Out:  Scribe Book School Podcast The Creative Penn The Self Publishing Show   Writers to Follow for Inspiration:  Cal Newport Robert Greene Ryan Holiday Stephen Pressfield Tim Ferriss Tucker Max   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/21/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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What To Do With Your Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

How can you use your phone in another country? What is the best way to make phone calls when abroad? Kristin answers listener questions about what to do with your cell phone when traveling. Plus, she answers questions about travel insurance and showing proof of return travel when traveling on a one-way ticket.    Questions Answered:  If you buy a SIM card in each country you travel to, does it mean that you never have a fixed number, in each destination it changes? Do you have one phone for local calling, and another for international calls? How can you use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger if there's no Wi-Fi nearby?   When you buy a ticket to a destination but you don't know how long you have to stay, should you buy a one-way ticket, a round-trip ticket, or a one-way ticket to another destination? Do you have to buy a round trip ticket entering and leaving the same country, or can you buy the entry ticket for one country and the exit ticket for another? What type of travel insurance do you recommend? Is it better to use credit card insurance or buy a separate policy? What's your opinion about digital nomad co-living and remote work communities like Remote Year and WiFi Tribe?    Episode 159 Special Offers:  Apply for Ready to Relocate Book a call with Kristin Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Ask a Question for the Podcast   Resources Mentioned:  Best Onward Ticket OnwardTickets.com Google Fi T-Mobile International SafetyWing Insurance World Nomads Insurance WiFi Map App Related Podcasts:  What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year How To Travel the World Full-Time with Remote Year Founder, Greg Caplan Founder of Hacker Paradise on The Maverick Show ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/14/202232 minutes, 27 seconds
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Traveling with World as a Surf Photographer with Jimmy Wilson

Kristin's brother, Jimmy, shares how he created a flexible, untraditional lifestyle that allows him to work from home, co-parent his daughter, and travel the world as a surf photographer. In this podcast, Kristin and Jimmy discuss financial pros and cons of going to college and racking up student debt versus joining the workforce. Jimmy also explains how he was able to fund his passion for surf photography by painting houses in Puerto Rico. He offers tips and advice for how to turn doing what you love into a long-term career and how to reinvent yourself when circumstances force your industry to change (or go extinct). Jimmy also shares what a day in the life of a surf photographer is like, including stories from his travels around the world (like the time he saw professional surfer, Mick Fanning, get attacked by a shark in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa).  In the Lightning Round, find out:  Which camera and equipment Jimmy uses His favorite surf destination and non-surf destination Cheap flight/travel hacks Jet Lag tips How to stay motivated working at home A photography tip everyone should know What his future goals include  Jimmy is the former Photo Editor at Surfing Magazine, two-time Red Bull Illume Finalist, and is now the Online Content Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Vans Surf, working from home in Southern California. He has also worked at Eastern Surf Magazine, Transworld Surf, and has contributed to Surfer and Stab Magazines.  Episode 158 Special Offers:  Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies 20% off Organifi Travel Packs 🌱 Podcast Feedback Form 📝 ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion. Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats

Find out what the cost of living is in Costa Rica and categories of expenses to include in your living abroad budget.  In this episode, Kristin details her exact cost of living in Costa Rica and shares what other foreigners are spending to live there (singles, couples, and families).  Find out the cost of internet, various rent prices around the country, and other factors that could impact your cost of living there.  You'll also hear the results of a survey Kristin took of 300 people living in Costa Rica that shows the wide variety in living costs and lifestyles!  Special Offers:  Apply for Ready to Relocate Fill out the podcast listener survey Kristin’s Living in Costa Rica Guide 20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱   EPISODE 157 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Housing in Costa Rica: San Jose housing prices and beach rental prices. Utilities: How to save money on utilities + the question you should always ask your landlord. Internet and Phone: Affordable internet plans, phone and internet packages, and prepaid sim cards. Transportation: Cars vs. public transit, sparse Ubers, and expensive taxis. Local Flights: Recommended airlines (spoiler: they’re not cheap!). Buying/Renting a Car or Motorbike: Gas, maintenance, and best brands to buy. Food/Groceries: From Costa Rican supermarket chains to local weekend markets with organic produce. Eating out and Drinking: Cost of meals, local coffee, cheapest alcohol, and sales tax/service charges to be aware of. Entertainment: Saving money with service-based businesses, tours, and Costa Rica’s famous casinos. Healthcare costs in Costa Rica, best health insurance policies, and gym memberships. The average monthly cost of living in Costa Rica and Kristin’s average cost of living.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: If I move to Costa Rica, should I get an international travel medical insurance policy? What’s the best and cheapest way to travel around Costa Rica? Is it cheaper to live in Costa Rica than the United States? Is it cheaper to buy or rent a car in Costa Rica? What are the most common phone and internet companies in Costa Rica? And more!   RESOURCES Related Podcasts: The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave Living in Costa Rica Since 1999 with the Founder of CRSurf.com The Best Places to Live in Costa Rica The Best Way To Learn a Foreign Language (Fast) Living in Spain with Chase Warrington Working Remotely with Liam Martin Check out the Running Remote conference in Montreal, Canada Related Videos: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Best Places for Expats To Live in Costa Rica Cost of Living in Costa Rica Costa Rica YouTube Video Playlist Costa Rica Travel Resources: Internet and Phone: Cabletica and Kolbi Local Airlines: Sansa and Nature Air Grocery stores/Food markets: Palí, Maspormenos, Auto Mercado World Gym Health Insurance: SafetyWing, INS, and Sagicor ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
5/17/202229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Living in Spain as an Expat or Digital Nomad With Chase Warrington, Host of the About Abroad Podcast

What is it like to live long-term in Spain and how do you do it? Join Kristin in her first interview of 2022 as she speaks with Chase Warrington about working remotely as a nomad and living in Spain long-term. Chase is the Host of the About Abroad Podcast and Head of Remote at Doist. As an American expat living in Valencia with his wife and dog, Chase offers valuable insight into the cost of living in Spain, how to get your first remote job, and how YOU can move to Spain, too! In this episode, Chase shares the story behind why he and his wife decided to quit their jobs to travel the world, why they settled in Spain, and all about their newfound Spanish lifestyle. Tune in to hear Chase describe a day in his life working from a Spanish coworking space (siestas optional), the incredible diversity España has to offer, and the countries he’s planning on traveling to next!   EPISODE 156 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: [04:16] Having a social life and community while being nomadic. [07:18] Why and how Chase and his wife quit their jobs to travel the world. [14:18] Lessons learned from running an ecommerce business abroad and traveling through Central and South America with a dog. [23:48] How Chase found a remote job and transitioned to the role of Head of Remote at Doist. [27:25] & [56:23] A day in the life of a digital nomad living in Spain. [29:31] The powerful benefits of transitioning your company to a remotely work structure. [40:19] Tips and tricks for applying for remote jobs for the first time and why you need to research “remote-first” jobs. [51:13] How to live long-term in Spain AND gain permanent European residency with the Non-Lucrative Visa vs. the Digital Nomad Visa. [59:56] The cost of living in Spain vs. the USA and where you’ll save the most money in expenses (spoiler: health insurance!). [1:08:43] The diversity of Spain: Culture, food, climate/terrain, languages, and more! [1:11:46] Chase and Kristin’s thoughts and opinions on the NEW Digital Nomad Visa and paying taxes as an expat/digital nomad.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: [10:50] How do you get a remote job? [17:43] How do you travel abroad with a large dog? [26:18] What are the responsibilities of a “Head of Remote” position? [29:31] Why should companies consider transitioning to fully remote or giving their employees the option to work remotely? [35:08] How does Doist operate efficiently and asynchronously? [38:56] What project management tools do you use? [46:53] Why did you move to Spain? [53:49] What countries are you thinking of going to next? [57:31] Why did you choose to move to Valencia? And much more!   RESOURCES Special Offers:  20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱 Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Join the Digital Nomad Visa Database   Articles: Flying with a Dog or Pet as a Digital Nomad Related Videos: Living in Spain: Cost of Living for Foreigners in Spain Spain is OPEN! Reopening for Tourism in 2021 Why I Quit Youtube Best Places to Live Abroad in the World [Top Ten List] EXPAT EXPLAINS: Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship   Podcasts: Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas About Abroad Remote Work Resources: Doist Remote-how Wrkfrce Running Remote Twist Todoist Jobscan   Other Resources Mentioned: Pet Travel Skiing in Catalonia: Val d’Aran Estonia’s e-Residency Program Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa   Connect with Chase Visit his website Listen to About Abroad Podcast Connect with him on LinkedIn Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Visit the Doist Blog ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special welcome to my newest Patrons, Karissa, Jim R, DJ, and Em Winn! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
5/10/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

If you're considering traveling or moving to Costa Rica someday, this episode is for you. Kristin shares details about her brand new Living Abroad in Costa Rica guide, plus ten of her favorite places to live in the country.  PS: Kristin wants to hear from you! Fill out this short Google Form to share what you're struggling with and what you want to hear more of in the podcast. Ten respondents will win a free consultation with Kristin!   Episode 155 Special Offers:  Living Abroad in Costa Rica Guide Podcast Feedback Form 📝 20% off Organifi Travel Packs 🌱   Related Videos:  Best Places to Live in Costa Rica Costa Rica Travel Playlist   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special welcome to my newest Patrons, Karissa, Jim R, and welcome back, DJ! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
5/3/202218 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Can I Help You With?

Kristin wants to hear from you! Fill out this short Google Form (only 4 questions) to share what you're struggling with and what you want to hear more of in the podcast. Bonus: Respond by May 3, 2022 and register to win a free consultation with Kristin!    Episode 154 Special Offers:  Podcast Feedback Form 📝 Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies 📚 20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱   Extra Resources Mentioned:  Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group polls Kristin's podcast gear on Amazon Kristin's Book List on Amazon Ivan Orkin Ramen God Podcast   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special welcome to my newest Patrons, Karissa and Jim R! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
4/26/202218 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why I Quit YouTube (and Overcoming Fear)

Kristin speaks on a variety of topics, including why she quit YouTube (and when she’ll be back), the situation in Ukraine, and how to overcome fear and burnout in life.    Episode 153 Special Offers:  20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱 Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Join the Digital Nomad Visa Database   Contact Your Elected Officials About Ukraine: Click here to send a message through resistbot. Or text SIGN PVVPUY to 50409 Write to your representatives Write to the White House Contact the EU here Contact the EU president here Contact the UN here   “I’m an American living abroad, will Resistbot work for me? Yes! You can use the bot on Facebook Messenger, on Twitter, or on Telegram (although the option to text a number via SMS does NOT work from an international phone number). When prompted, provide the address where you’re registered to vote / get your absentee ballot from. If you don’t know, use the last place where you lived in the United States.   Thank you to listener, Cara, for sharing this list of companies boycotting Russia.  Related Podcasts:  My Thoughts on the War in Ukraine Work from Home Burnout Medium Article on Preventing Burnout   Videos Mentioned:  Why I Quit YouTube President Zelensky 60 Minutes Interview Malcolm Nance Audio Clip   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special welcome to my newest Patrons, Karissa and Jim R! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/19/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture?

Do you ever really fit in with the locals in a foreign country? Kristin explores the answer to this question through the fascinating story of a famous chef who moved to Japan (and what happened next).   Note: This episode includes some profanity. Episode 152 Special Offers:  20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱 Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Join the Digital Nomad Visa Database   Related Videos:  American Living in Japan Cost of Living in Japan as a Foreigner Cherry Blossoms in Japan Japan Travel Playlist Co-Living in Roppongi (Apartment Tour)  Anthony Bourdain Documentary   Resources Mentioned:  Place: Meguro River, Japan Podcast: Spousal Depression from Living Abroad Podcast: How To Learn a Foreign Language Fast  Article: Should You Go to College or Become a Digital Nomad?    More About Ivan Ramen:  Chef’s Table Season 3 Episode 4  Chef's Table Netflix Ivan Ramen New York   ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special welcome to my newest Patron, Karissa! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/12/202234 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Best Way To Learn a Foreign Language (Fast)

Want to learn a new language and fit in with foreign cultures? Kristin shares how she learned Spanish in one month and how you can become fluent in another language - fast. Plus, her tips on living with locals abroad and how to learn a language from home (if you can't travel yet).    Episode 151 Special Offers:  Get 20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱 Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Join the Digital Nomad Visa Database   Topics & Questions Answered:  What is the best way to learn a foreign language?  What is language immersion?  How immersion helps you integrate with a local culture. How to find an international homestay?  What to look for in foreign language schools.  Tips for learning a language abroad.  The best online language learning tools.    Show Notes & Resources: Kristin's language school in Costa Rica Book: 501 Spanish Verbs Find a homestay with Homestay.com or Lingoo.com. Rotary Scholarships  Online Language Learning: Babbel: Babble  helps you learn languages through a combination of lessons, live online classes, podcasts, games, videos, and more.  Duolingo: A fun, free, and effective way to start learning a language in just 5 minutes per day.  iTalki: Get 1-on-1 lessons in more than 150 languages and practice talking with others in the community for free. This site is great for talking to real people.  Lingopie: the world’s only language platform that helps you learn tv shows and movies.  Pimsleur: Get access to 51 languages for around $20 per month.  Rocket Languages: People and companies alike love Rocket Languages, which uses a variety of different learning techniques for different learning styles.    ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   Special thank you to Jen for the new review on Podchaser! ❤️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/5/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Living in Hungary for Two Years With the Hungarian White Card

Should you move to Hungary?  In the 150th Episode Anniversary of Badass Digital Nomads, 🎉 🍾 Kristin breaks down what you need to know about the Hungarian White Card long-stay visa permit for digital nomads, remote workers, retirees, and investors. She explains the cost, application requirements, time for approval, and more.    Plus, why move to Hungary, anyway?   Kristin talks about why Budapest is such a popular destination for expats and remote workers, with a low cost of living, high quality of life, and some of the fastest internet speeds in the world.    Episode 150 Special Offers:  Buy the Digital Nomad Visa Database for only $27 (Discount expires April 1, 2022) Pre-Order Kristin's new book, Digital Nomads for Dummies Leave a Review Donate $5   Show Notes: Åland Islands (6,700 islands in the Baltic Sea) Hungarian White Card Related Podcasts: Making $10,000 a Month Living in Budapest, Hungary Romanian Digital Nomad Visa   Questions Answered:  Why move to Hungary?  What is the cost of living in Hungary?  How fast is the internet in Hungary?  How long can you stay in Hungary with a passport versus a visa?  How to extend your travel visa?  What are the Covid entry requirements for travel to Hungary?  Is Hungary safe?  Where to work remotely in Budapest?  How to apply for the Hungarian White Card?  Why Budapest is a great destination for foreigners, remote workers, and digital nomads  Can you travel to Europe with the Hungarian White Card?  Requirements for the Hungarian Digital Nomad Visa:  Cost Application Time Income Requirements Housing Requirements Processing Times Length of Stay Renewal Process Health Insurance Policy Kristin’s opinion on the Hungary White Card - is it worth applying for?  Who is the Hungarian Digital Nomad Visa NOT for?  Hungary versus Croatia versus Romania visas ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, Carlos, and Ron   Special thank you to Sandra B. for the three coffees! ☕️   And thank you to Frostwarior for the 5-Star Review ❤️   Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
3/29/202224 minutes, 53 seconds
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My Reflections on Two Years Since the Coronavirus Lockdowns (Surreal)

It's been two years since Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. Kristin reflects on what she's learned during this challenging and crazy time. She also explains how it's changed her outlook and deepened her understanding of the world - despite not having left home. “Time is on the side of change.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Episode 149 Special Offers:  Get instant access to the Digital Nomad Visa Database for only $27  Pre-Order Kristin's new book, Digital Nomads for Dummies Resources Mentioned:  Ann Frank House Amsterdam Daily Stoic Podcast We Share the Same Sky Podcast William of Ockham Research Paper: How the Black Death Killed Feudalism Books Mentioned:  Gates of Fire (Battle of Thermopylae) River of Doubt (Amazon River Expedition) The Telecommunications Tradeoff Two Years Before the Mast Related Episodes of Badass Digital Nomads:  Romania Digital Nomad Visa Digital Nomads for Dummies My Thoughts on the War in Ukraine Videos Mentioned:  Cherry Blossom Season in Japan ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to our newest patrons, Carlos Aiach and Ron Sokol! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
3/22/202228 minutes, 13 seconds
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Should You Apply for Romania’s Digital Nomad Visa?

Is the Romanian Digital Nomad Visa worth applying for? Kristin breaks it down for you in this Digital Nomad Visa deep dive!  Plus, now you can get access to Kristin's summary of digital nomad and remote work visas in 46 countries in the new Digital Nomad Visa Database!  Normally $47, podcast listeners can get access for only $27 for a limited time.  (This offer expires at Midnight on April 1, 2022.) Episode 148 Show Notes:  Get immediate access to the Digital Nomad Visa Database with 45+ countries Check rates for SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance Romania Digital Nomad Visa Online Application Related Videos:  Digital Nomad Visas Explained Underrated Eastern Europe Barbados Welcome Stamp Croatia Digital Nomad Visa Digital Nomad Visa Playlist Schengen Travel Explained Related Podcasts:  Do You Need a Digital Nomad Visa?  Where I'm Traveling in 2022 Erick Prince Minority Nomad Part 1 Erick Prince Minority Nomad Part 2 Questions Answered:  How much does the Romania Digital Nomad Visa cost?  What are the application requirements?  How long does it take to get approved?  How long can you stay in Romania with a passport versus the visa?  What other countries' visas should you consider in the area?  Should you apply for the Romania digital nomad visa or travel on a passport?  Would you apply for the Romania Digital Nomad Visa? Let us know in the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group! Countries included in the Digital Nomad Visa Database:  Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Bulgaria Cape Verde Cayman Islands Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Curacao Cyprus Czech Republic Dominica Estonia Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Indonesia Italy Japan Latvia Malta Mauritius Mexico Montenegro Montserrat Netherlands North Macedonia Norway Panama Portugal Romania Serbia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Seychelles United Arab Emirates + More to come when announced!  ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to our newest patrons, Carlos Aiach and Ron Sokol! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
3/15/202225 minutes, 56 seconds
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My Thoughts on the War in Ukraine and How To Help

Kristin reflects on the war in Ukraine, how travel helps you learn more about history, and how to use a global crisis as motivation to help change your life and the world for the better.  "If a thing is humanely possible, consider it within your reach." - Marcus Aurelius  "Always look for the helpers." - Mr. Rogers Sponsor: Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies on Amazon Pre-Order on Barnes & Noble Resources for Helping Support Ukraine:  Global Citizen: 20 Ways to Help Ukraine Everyone Can International Charitable Foundation UN Ukraine Humanitarian Fund  Vostok SOS  Red Cross Ukraine Save the Children Ukraine Support Independent Media Support the Ukranian Military Join the Ukranian Legion Army  Crowd-sourced tips and suggestions from the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Ukraine News and Updates:  Kyiv Independent Telegram Chat Naval War Thread on Twitter Johnny FD YouTube Channel Bald & Bankrupt YouTube Channel Related Videos:  Albania Travel Vlog Mostar, Bosnia Travel Vlog Hitler's Secret Paintings Additional Show Notes Understanding the "Butterfly Effect" Butterfly Effect Theory Wiki The Edge movie Meditations by Marcus Aurelius The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to Carlos Aiach and Ron Sokol, our newest patrons from February! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
3/1/202231 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies

Digital Nomads for Dummies is now available for pre-order!  Get a sneak preview of Kristin's first book, Digital Nomads for Dummies and how to pre-order.  Topics Discussed:  How to Become a Digital Nomad (for Dummies) Resources: Pre-Order on Amazon Pre-Order on Barnes & Noble Show Notes: Related Podcasts:  100th Episode Interview with Kristin on Life and Becoming a Digital Nomad Erick Prince Minority Nomad Part 1 Erick Prince Minority Nomad Part 2 What is a Digital Nomad?  Kristin on How To Become a Digital Nomad 6 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad FAQs on Becoming a Digital Nomad Related Videos:  Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand (Minority Nomad Part 1) Living Abroad Like a Local in Thailand (Minority Nomad Part 2) ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to Carlos Aiach and Ron Sokol, our newest patrons from February! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
2/23/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dating as a Digital Nomad - let's talk about it. Is dating as a digital nomad harder or easier? What are the pros and cons of dating while traveling?  Kristin gets candid about her experiences dating as a digital nomad, providing stories, anecdotes, and tips for finding love and relationships anywhere in the world.  Topics Discussed:  The problems with dating as a digital nomad.  Communicating with people who don't speak the same language.  Using dating as motivation to learn about a local culture and language. Coping with loneliness while traveling and dating.  Why dating while traveling is both harder and easier.  How to meet people while traveling or living abroad.  Safety while dating abroad.  Dating apps for travelers  Is it harder to date in the US or other countries?  Resources: Subscribe to Kristin's Weekly Newsletter Request a Podcast Google Form Show Notes: Medium Article: Dating as a Digital Nomad - Finding Love in the Laptop Lifestyle Video: Dating as a Digital Nomad (live stream)  Podcast: Loneliness Podcast: Dating Advice for Nomads Hofstede Cultural Index Little Viper Pepper Spray Bracelet Safety Apps for your Phone Leave a review on BadassDigitalNomads.com Dating Apps:  Bumble Fairy Trail Hinge Nomad List Friend Finder Nomad Soulmates Tinder ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to Carlos Aiach and Ron Sokol, our newest patrons from February! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
2/16/202245 minutes, 58 seconds
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How to Find a Co-Working Space Anywhere in the World

How to be more productive working in co-working spaces or working from home. Kristin's strategy for writing her book, Digital Nomads for Dummies, from a local co-working space.  Resources: Subscribe to Kristin's Weekly Newsletter Request a Podcast Google Form Show Notes: Regus Flex Desk Membership Regus Apple Store App Regus App Google Play Coworker.com WeWork Membership Seneca on Noise Robert Greene The Daily Laws Book Leave a review on BadassDigitalNomads.com Related Podcasts:  Sam Marks, Founder of Coworker.com Johnny FD Interview on Traveling Like a Boss Invest Like a Boss Podcast How to Break Up with Your Phone Recommended Videos:  Living in Japan Playlist Life Starts at 40 CGP Grey Spaceship You Video (productivity and mental health)  ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Thank you to Sandra B for the 3 coffees! ☕️ Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Francis, Dave M, and Carlos.  Special welcome to Carlos Aiach, our newest patron from February! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
2/9/202216 minutes, 40 seconds
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Taking the First Steps in Your Relocation Abroad

So you want to move abroad - what next? Hear Kristin's advice for her relocation clients in this Zoom coaching session on taking the first steps in relocating to another country.  Resources: Apply for the Ready to Relocate private coaching program Get International Travel Medical or Health Insurance Show Notes: NEW: Leave a review on BadassDigitalNomads.com Related Podcasts:  How to Live Abroad in Spain  Do You Need a Digital Nomad Visa?  10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Abroad How to Become a Digital Nomad in 2022 Related Videos:  Estonia Digital Nomad Visa Understanding Travel in the Schengen Zone Digital Nomad Visas Explained ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Thank you to Sandra B for the 3 coffees! ☕️ Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Mark D, Francis, and Dave M.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from December 2021 and January 2022: Francis, Dave M., and DJ (welcome back!) ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
1/26/202256 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Kind of Expat or Nomad Are You?

What kind of expat or digital nomad are you? Find out what the four main types of expats or nomads are and the pros and cons of each. Plus, why you decide to be any of them (or none of them) at any time. Location independence is a mindset and a spectrum - you get to decide and design what your life of freedom looks like on your terms! Free Resources: Apply for a free relocation strategy call with Kristin to learn more about the Ready to Relocate private coaching program Show Notes: NEW: Leave a rating on Spotify! NEW: Leave a review on BadassDigitalNomads.com Related Podcasts:  Your Perfect Day-in-the-Life as an Expat Abroad The Best Things About Living Abroad What is a Digital Nomad?  How to Become a Digital Nomad (Expat Money Show) *Every Episode* about Living Abroad in an Expat Lifestyle ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Thank you to Jeff Right for the 15 coffees this month!  Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Mark D, Francis, and Dave M.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from December 2021 and January 2022: Francis and Dave M. ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
1/18/202222 minutes, 39 seconds
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Your Perfect Day-in-the-Life as an Expat Abroad

What does your ideal "day in the life" as an expat living abroad look like? Find out in this visualization exercise from Kristin's relocation coaching program, Ready to Relocate.  Download the video and PDFs for with this lesson at TravelingwithKristin.com/ExpatLife. Free Resources: Free downloads for this podcast Apply for a free relocation strategy call with Kristin Show Notes: Kristin's New DJ Instagram Page Abracadabra on Twitch Kristin's Twitch Channel Related Podcasts:  Life is Short. Seize the Day. No Regrets.  Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Thank you to Jeff Right for the 15 coffees this month!  Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Isaac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Ron, Gary, Annie, Henry L, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, Michelle, DJ, Mark D, Francis, and Dave M.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from December 2021 and January 2022: Francis and Dave M. ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
1/11/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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Life is Short. Seize the Day. No Regrets.

Kristin reflects on the passing of one of her first YouTube subscribers and patrons. She analyzes the concept of "regret" in life and how to keep things from holding you back in 2022.  Show Notes & Resources: Sign up for Kristin's weekly e-mail at https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/subscribe  Book: Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing Article: "Why Do Scientists 'Cite' the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying?" Scientific Papers and Sources: What We Regret Most... and Why Why We Have Regrets How to Overcome Regret What Makes for the Most Intense Regrets? Comparing the Effects of Several Theoretical Predictors of Regret Intensity Related Podcasts:  On Life, Death, and Coping with Grief How to Overcome Your Fear of Anything ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Thank you to Jeff Right who bought Kristin 8 coffees on January 2! Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from November-December 2021: Mark, DJ, Francis, and Fer ❤️ Rest in Peace, Teklordz 💔 Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
1/4/202217 minutes, 36 seconds
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Where I'm Traveling in 2022

Thank you for an epic year of Badass Digital Nomads podcast! Find out which countries Kristin plans to travel to in 2022 (and when).  Show Notes & Resources:  Apply for support moving abroad Subscribe to Kristin's Email List for Digital Nomads for Dummies book updates Join Patreon Donate to the Show SafetyWing Travel Insurance Free Wise Online Bank Account Destinations Mentioned:  Austria Caribbean Ghana Hungary Ibiza Ireland Italy Jordan Kenya London, UK Portugal Scotland Senegal Slovenia South Africa Switzerland Turkey UK Related Podcasts: How to Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World (Brent & Michael Part 1) Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad (Brent & Michael Part 2) Interview with the Founder of SafetyWing One year of Badass Digital Nomads: Reflections on Why We Travel My Favorite Countries in the World Where I've Traveled: Top Destinations in the World Best Places to Travel in 2022 Lists:  Conde Nast Lonely Planet Town & Country Travel & Leisure Vogue ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from November-December 2021: Mark, DJ, Francis, and Fer ❤️ Rest in Peace, Teklordz 💔 Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
12/28/202118 minutes, 2 seconds
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Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad

Learn the prices medical tourism, dental care abroad, travel insurance, and overseas healthcare for expats and digital nomads from Kristin and her guests, Brent Hartinger and Michael Jensen.  This is Part 2 of a conversation with Brent and Michael Are Going Places. ➡️  Listen to Part 1 here on Living Like a Local Anywhere in the World. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: I. HEALTHCARE ABROAD: Which countries have the best medical care?  How is the quality, cleanliness, and prices of medical care abroad? Are there English-speaking doctors abroad? How is the healthcare in Mexico? How much does a dental cleaning cost in different countries? How much does an ambulance cost abroad? How do you find recommendations for doctors abroad? What travel insurance should you use? When should you buy travel insurance? Is it better to use public or private hospitals in other countries? II. SLOW TRAVEL: What is Geo-Arbitrage? Living on $100k per year in Seattle versus $50k while traveling full-time How to choose your next destination as a digital nomad?  How do you know when it’s good to move onto a different country? Is one month in each destination long enough to get to know a place? What is your Digital Nomad Exit Strategy? Will you be nomads forever? Have you been to any “dangerous” countries? How do you finance your travels? III. SAFETY FOR GAY AND MINORITY TRAVELERS: Is it safe to travel everywhere? Doing your due diligence on destinations Female and solo travelers Fear of solo travel Are certain countries “dangerous” or homophobic?   Human rights and white privilege Religious beliefs in foreign countries Being held to a different standard as Americans Should you tell people if you’re gay or hide it? Following your gut instinct EPISODE 138 TOPICS DISCUSSED: I. HEALTHCARE ABROAD: Cost and quality of medical care abroad compared to the USA Health insurance for travelers and digital nomads When to buy travel insurance Kristin’s and Co’s best and worst dental cleanings abroad What to do in case of emergency Fears of getting bankrupt because of medical emergencies  How to calculate your cost-of-living abroad II. SLOW TRAVEL: Making friends in different countries Freedom and flexibility in the digital nomad lifestyle How long to stay in each country How long to plan your travel in advance Planning versus spontaneous travel Traveling with people you meet abroad The trade-offs between slow and fast travel The ages of different digital nomads: traveling in your 30’s versus 50’s Coping with loneliness when your friends leave Traveling to avoid winter Small towns versus popular destinations Hiking and finding off-the-beaten path destinations Over-tourism and friendly locals Underrated destinations Getting “addicted” to travel and new places/experiences Poverty and cost-of-living in developing countries How to help locals in different countries without over-stepping boundaries. Being “guests” in foreign countries Using geo-arbitrage to your advantage Following your creative pursuits and passions while traveling DESTINATIONS: Istanbul, Turkey Brasov, Cluj, and Timiosoara, Romania Bansko, Bulgaria Tbilisi, Georgia Cebu, Philippines Paris, France Ireland Albania versus Santorini and Mykonos Akyureri, Iceland Bali AKA “Silicon Bali” Lisbon, Portugal Switzerland Amalfi Coast, Ravello, and Cinque a Terre, Italy Peninsula Hotel Manila Resources:  SafetyWing Insurance World Nomads Insurance Cigna Global Health Insurance   Related Videos: How to Save Money for Retirement While Traveling The Truth About Full-Time Travel Bansko, Bulgaria Digital Nomads Cost of Living in Bansko, Bulgaria Eating figs off trees in Bosnia Italy Travel Playlist Ravi Around the World – Gay Travel Blogger and YouTuber Related Podcasts: How to Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World (Brent & Michael Part 1) How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling Rolf Potts Interview from Paris, France Fearless and Far Interview with BBC Travel and the Weather Channel’s Mike Corey Minority Nomad Interview “The more you see of the world, the more you want to see.” – Brent “As we travel, we are looking for somewhere that speaks to our souls.” - Michael Connect with Brent & Michael: Visit their blog, Brent and Michael Are Going Places Subscribe to their Newsletter Follow them on Instagram Follow them on Twitter Connect with them on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from November-December 2021: Mark, DJ, Francis, and Fer ❤️ Special welcome to Fer, my first $100 Producer on Patreon!  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
12/21/202158 minutes, 3 seconds
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How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places

How can you adapt to a foreign culture when you don’t even speak the language? Travel writers and authors, Brent Hartinger and Michael Jensen, share their best advice for living like a local abroad (even as “gringos”). They share unforgettable stories from four years of full-time travel, disclosing candid details about what they like and don’t like about different places, what they appreciate the most, how they save money, and how they cope as “weird foreigners” in countries like Turkey. In Part 2 of their interview next week, they share everything they know about medical tourism and tips for navigating healthcare and travel insurance in foreign countries. Plus, their favorite foodie destinations and how they make money while traveling the globe. (You don’t want to miss that one!)  EPISODE 137 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How Brent and Michael have changed and what they’ve learned from 4 years as digital nomads. How to meet people, make friends, and communicate in foreign countries with language barriers. Life as expats in Istanbul, Turkey: Cost of living, the food and coffee culture, & how to find rentals. Staying safe while traveling as a gay couple & The reality of being LGBTQ+ in Turkey. Coming next week: Medical tourism: Comparing healthcare around the world to American healthcare. The mindset vs. reality of slow travel and planning trips in advance. Over-tourism & how to find less touristy travel destinations. Kristin’s top bucket list travel destinations.  RESOURCES Kristin's Newsletter: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/subscribe  Apply to Ready to Relocate: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/apply  ► Healthcare and Banking: ↳ SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance ↳ SafetyWing Global Health Insurance ↳ Online Bank Account Books: Candice Millard's Historical Narratives:  Destiny of the Republic Hero of the Empire River of Doubt Podcasts: Vagabonding with Rolf Potts (Interview from Paris, France) How To Overcome Your Fear of Anything With BBC Travel’s Mike Corey Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand, with Erick Prince The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand, with Erick Prince The Minority Nomad (Part 2) Digital Nomads: Robby Around the World Travel Health Insurance: SafetyWing World Nomads Brent & Michael’s Favorite Places: Bansko, Bulgaria Istanbul, Turkey Sibiu and Brasov, Romania Tbilisi, Georgia Beara Peninsula and Dursey Island, Ireland Varuna Gezgin, Turkey Grand Bazaar, Turkey   Connect with Brent & Michael: Visit their blog Brent and Michael Are Going Places Subscribe to their Newsletter Follow them on Instagram Follow them on Twitter Connect with them on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from November-December 2021: Mark, DJ, and Francis ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
12/15/202153 minutes, 25 seconds
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Crushing Your Goals in 2022 and the Digital Nomad Week

Learn Kristin's Top Two keys to CRUSHING your goals in 2022. 🚀 Plus, how to attend Digital Nomad Week Dec 6-8 for FREE! It's the largest celebration of digital nomad culture ever. Meet thousands of like-minded people and hear from 100+ of the foremost experts in the digital nomad and remote work and travel movement, including government leaders, digital nomad influencers, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, and fellow global citizens. Kristin will be hosting a panel on the future of Remote Work and Travel, interviewing author Rolf Potts, blogger Nomadic Matt Kepnes, Fiverr freelancer millionaire Alex Fasulo, and Shots of Awe's Jason Silva.  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Attend Kristin's first DJ gig at Treehouse Miami  🎧 🎵 Register to attend Digital Nomad Week for Free  Subscribe to Kristin's Weekly Newsletter Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals in Kristin's Amazon Store Join the Ready to Relocate Waiting List for January 2022   RELATED PODCAST EPISODES Coping with Loneliness Coping with Grief Rolf Potts Interview Achieving Your Goals The Best Life Advice Ever How to Stop Hating Your Job (Humor at Work) Eco-Friendly Travel Thank you to Ali-Man from the Netherlands for the new review! Champion of dreams! Kristin has a unique blend of experience, expertise, and relatable charisma which makes her such a joy as both podcast & you tube host. Her message provides inspiration, education, and practical hacks to push you towards your dreams. I’m truly grateful for all her work. ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from November 2021: Mark and DJ! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/30/202119 minutes, 15 seconds
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Living in Costa Rica Since 1999 with the Founder of CRSurf.com

"When you move to a foreign country, you do feel lonely sometimes. Trading texts, emails, and Facebook messages sometimes isn't enough." - Greg Gordon Thinking of moving to Costa Rica to live the pura vida lifestyle? Today’s guest, Greg Gordon, is an expert in expat living. He’s been living in Costa Rica since the 1990’s as the founder of the country’s first online surf report, CRSurf.com. In Episode 135 of Badass Digital Nomads, Greg and Kristin discuss how Costa Rica has changed over the years. They both witnessed the tourism and real estate boom firsthand. Greg shares how he taught himself to blog and code during the early internet days. He then offers tips on how to grow an online business with no experience, achieve work-life balance, and run his company from anywhere. Kristin and Greg also share their favorite places to visit in Costa Rica and explain how to stay safe and avoid common scams. Even though Costa Rica has a higher-than-average crime rate and cost of living, it’s still a magical place to live or travel (if you know what you're doing). Tune in now to learn some of Costa Rica’s best-kept tips secrets from two of its most experienced expats! "If you want to make a million dollars in Costa Rica, bring two million dollars." - Unknown EPISODE 135 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How Greg ended up living abroad in Costa Rica and how he taught himself Spanish. The reality of living in Costa Rica (pros and cons). Overcoming loneliness while living abroad.  Crime, cost of living, and infrastructure in Costa Rica. Tips to stay safe and avoid getting your stuff stolen. Greg's various income streams as an expat over the years.  Burning out in corporate America then moving to Costa Rica.  Meeting your significant other abroad.  Finding work-life balance as an expat or retiree versus making a lot of money. Living a vacation lifestyle with a low budget.  Splitting your time 50/50 between the USA and foreign countries. Driving from California through Mexico to Costa Rica. Buying or shipping your car to Costa Rica.  Crossing borders and dealing with police in Central America. Greg and Kristin’s favorite Costa Rican foods and restaurants.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How has Costa Rica changed since the 1990s? Was there less crime before the tourism boom?  Is it dangerous to drive from San Diego through Mexico and Central America? How did you learn SEO by yourself? How did you teach yourself how to build a website with no experience? How do you avoid theft in Costa Rica?  Do you own a house or rent your house in Dominical? What is your favorite surf spot in Costa Rica besides Dominical? What underrated destinations do you recommend in Costa Rica? Costa Rica Lightning Round   RESOURCES Join the waiting list for Kristin's relocation coaching program, Ready To Relocate. Videos: 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Articles: 10 Ways Not to Get Your Stuff Stolen on a Surf Trip Podcasts: Shark Attacks, Surf Photography, and World Travel with Surfing Magazine’s Jimmy Wilson The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave How to Move From England to Costa Rica + UK and Europe Lockdowns Eco-Friendly Travel:  How to Travel Sustainably Surfing: Surfline CR Surf Places to Visit and Surf in Costa Rica: Dominical Nosara Pavones Osa Peninsula Pan Dulce Isla Uvita Nauyaca Waterfalls  San Isidro del General Best Restaurants in Costa Rica: Bar Jolly Roger Taj Mahal Escazu Lubnan San Jose Jaco Walk Caliche’s Wishbone Fuego Brewery Trits Ice Cream Sandwiches by Dos Pinos Connect with Greg Gordon & CR Surf: Learn more about CR Surf Follow CR Surf on Instagram Connect with Greg on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to Margit for the coffee! ☕️ A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from October 2021: Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/23/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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My Favorite Countries In the World

Kristin shares her favorite places in the world in 15 categories! Learn what Kristin's favorite places are to travel to and why (out of 60+ countries visited).  Support #TEAMSEAS: Help Mr. Beast remove 30 million pounds of trash from the ocean by January 1, 2022. For ever $1 donated, one pound of trash will be removed. If every listener of Badass Digital Nomads donates $1, we can clean 15,000-20,000 pounds of trash in a month! Go to TeamSeas.org to donate now. Strength in numbers - we got this! Treat yourself or someone you love for the holidays: Get 10% off any Nordace backpack or travel accessories here.  EPISODE 134 FAVORITE COUNTRIES TIMESTAMPS: The world's most beautiful places and tourist destinations are full of trash [00:40] How to help clean trash out of the ocean by donating to TeamSeas [1:30] Get 10% off Nordace travel bags and accessories [4:10]  Eco-Friendly Travel podcast episode [2:32] Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you. ❤️ [5:06] Next week's episode of Badass Digital Nomads is about living in Costa Rica - interview with the founder of CRSurf.com [5:30]   Kristin's Favorites Places in the World [6:12] Budget Travel/Low Cost of Living [6:50] Quality of Life [7:38] Adventure [9:05] Love & Romance [10:25]  Community/Meeting People [11:36] Best for Foodies [13:15] Best for Nature [14:57] Luxury Destinations [16:04]  Historical Sites [17:57] Favorite Surf Spot [19:21] Beaches & Relaxation [20:15]  Nicest Local People [20:55] Best for Solo Travel [22:17] Party Destinations [22:59] Bluest Water in the World [23:51] RESOURCES: Donate to TeamSeas 10% off Nordace bags and travel products  SafetyWing Travel Insurance Free Wise Online Bank Account RELATED VIDEOS: My Favorite Countries In the World Most Underrated Countries Nordace Backpack Review World War II Museum in Norway Best Places To Travel Playlist Living in Japan Living in Norway Living in Croatia The Truth About Full-Time Solo Travel   RELATED PODCASTS:  Most Underrated Countries Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Travel Expat Life in Costa Rica (Coming Soon) Best Cities for Digital Nomads What I Love About Living Abroad Norway Digital Nomad Lifestyle Best Places I've Traveled Vagabonding with Rolf Potts ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from October 2021: Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
11/16/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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Eco-Friendly Travel: How To Travel the World Sustainably

Want to travel more sustainably? There are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint while satisfying your wanderlust. When Luana and Tom Simonson first met on Tinder, she was a Cirque du Soleil costume designer and he was a South Florida surfer. Today, they are the founders of Lutom World, an eco-friendly lifestyle brand. Luana is also the author of the Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook: Sustainable Tips from a World-Traveling Environmentalist. In Episode 133 of Badass Digital Nomads, you'll learn: - Tips on becoming an eco-savvy traveler; - How Luana and Tom started their company from scratch; -How to be productive working from home with a baby; -The top travel destinations for eco-tourism; -Crazy global pollution stats; -And what Luana learned about conservation while touring the world with Cirque. Tune in to learn small ways you can make a big impact on the planet! 🌎🌍🌏💗 Shop Kristin's Eco-Savvy Traveler list on Amazon here. 💚 EPISODE 133 TOPICS AND TIMESTAMPS: How Luana scored her dream job traveling the world with Cirque du Soleil after growing up in Brazil [5:10] Luana's favorite countries [9:10] The staggering amount of trash Cirque du Soleil produces on tour. [13:06] How to use the Rethink-Reduce-Refuse framework. [15:00] Why the recycling industry is so misleading about plastic. [16:00] How regular people can make a difference when it comes to sustainability. [17:00] South Korea's recycling innovations. [22:00] Designing with recyclable materials like fabric and plastic straws. [28:00] The problem with plastic straws [29:00] Climate change conference and impact on animals [32:39] How travelers can be more sustainable and consume less [33:33] Why Lu quit her dream job to start a company and work for herself. [40:00] Luana and Tom's love story [41:00] Organizing a beach cleanup in Mumbai, India with 10,000 volunteers [45:58] The most and least polluted countries Lu has traveled to [47:00] All about Lutom's eco-friendly products and activewear. [52:00] Advice on working from home with your partner. [57:15] Sustainable Travel and Tourism Tips: [33:33] Reusable travel kits.  Packing for the right climate.  Local versus chain restaurants.  Opting for green tourism.  Bringing your own toiletries.  Water filtration systems for countries without safe water.  Traveling with a foldable bicycle.  Shopping locally and avoiding souvenirs.  Choosing silk or plant-based dental floss and recycled toothbrushes.  Hosting or joining a beach clean-up abroad.  QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you join Cirque du Soleil?  How many countries have you been to and what are some of your favorites?  When did you start noticing the amount of waste created by Cirque?  Why do small actions matter when it comes to global sustainability?  Why did you leave your dream job to start your own business?  What are the most and least polluted countries in the world?  And much more (as usual)!   RESOURCES Shop Kristin's Eco-Savvy Traveler list on Amazon. 💚 Help YouTube's Mr. Beast remove 30 million pounds of trash from the ocean by January 1st, 2022 with the #TEAMSEAS organization.  Books: Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook Videos: Plastic Wars (Documentary) Podcasts: The Maverick Show - Anthony Bourdain in Palestine, Merging Arts and Agriculture, and How to Be an Ally to the Palestinian Struggle with Vivien Sansour Articles: Summer Travel Is Back. Earth Can’t Handle It. Sustainability Products & Organizations: Brompton Foldable Bicycles Amazon Foldable Bicycles LifeStraw Water Filters Sawyer Water Filtration Systems Back to Mac Plant the Future in Miami, FL (Gallery) Green Globe Earth Check Green Hotels Association Bye Bye Plastic Foundation (Founded by Blond:ish) Clean Miami Beach Kristin’s Amazon Travel Store Lu & Tom’s Favorite Travel Destinations Lindos Island, Greece New Zealand Israel Seoul, South Korea Denmark Connect with Luana & Tom: Visit their Website Follow them on Instagram Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Search All Podcast Episodes on www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from October 2021: Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
11/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Travel Backpacks and the Most Underrated Countries in the World

Holiday shopping: Get 10% off any Nordace backpack or travel accessories here.  What are the most underrated destinations in the world? Are there any countries you'd like to travel to someday but think it's too "unrealistic?" Learn how to turn your wish list into a reality in Episode 132 of Badass Digital Nomads podcast.    EPISODE 132 TOPICS AND TIMESTAMPS: What are three countries you've always wanted to go to but never thought you could? [00:50] What is one thing you can do to learn or experience something about one of those countries today? [1:48] Join Kristin's newsletter at https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/subscribe [3:00] Take small steps toward big goals; join the Ready To Relocate waiting list for 2022 here. [5:20]  Short personal update and why Kristin cancelled the last two YouTube Live Streams [6:00] How to get 10% off Nordace travel bags and accessories [7:00] Honest Backpack Review video [7:41] Thank you to new Patreon patrons [9:12] Thank you to Sophie from the UK for her five-star review [9:31] The Top 6 Most Underrated Countries In the World [10:14] 1) Poland [11:09]  2) Peru [12:00] 3) Serbia [12:54] 4) Albania [13:55] 5) Bosnia & Herzegovina [14:43] 6) Canada [15:24] Which countries do you think are the most underrated? [16:16] Remember to do your "travel homework", check out Nordace  and see you next week! [16:30]    RESOURCES MENTIONED: 10% off Nordace bags and travel products  Traveling with Kristin Newsletter Ready To Relocate waiting list Videos: Honest Backpack Review Most Underrated Countries Serbia Travel Vlog Bosnia Travel Vlog  Albania Travel Vlog Canada Reopening for Tourism Moving to Canada After Renouncing Citizenship YouTube Live Streams ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... A special thank you to Kristin's 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael J, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Warren, James, Daniel, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave B, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David G, Mike R, Chip, Shelly, Ron, Paul, Andy, Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle.  Special welcome to our newest Patrons from October 2021: Jeffrey, Paulo, Stephen, and Michelle! ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/2/202117 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Find Your Home and Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2)

Status-quo dropouts and creators of WorldTowning, Jessica and Will Sueiro are avid adventurers who have been traveling the world with their free-spirited children, Avalon and Largo, since 2014. Together, they’ve visited 70 countries in their quest to provide their children with a global education, while building a deeper bond as a family. WorldTowning is a company committed to helping individuals broaden their global experiences through coaching, immersive group expeditions, and sharing their entire journey on their YouTube channel. In part 2 of this interview, Will and Jessica talk about their approach to long-term global travel, from staying on top of healthcare to letting their kids pick which countries they go to. You’ll gain insight into the challenges and uncertainty of leaving behind the American Dream, the mindset required to live a nomadic lifestyle, and why parents shouldn’t wait until their kids are grown up to travel. Plus, you’ll learn what it really means to “live like a local.” Creating content, raising a family, and traveling to multiple new countries every year takes a lot of work. It isn’t easy by any means, but this family is learning to love every minute of it! A WorldTowner is someone who is living and changing the world through travel – one hometown at a time. Tune in for lots of long-term travel tips from experts Kristin, Jessica, and Will! "You don't have to accept 'good enough' when life can be really great." - Will Sueiro, World Towning "I think that travel is never wasted on anyone at any age. To go out and take your kids with you has been the greatest gift." - Jessica Sueiro   Traveling soon? Make sure you have international travel or health insurance and an online bank account before you go.    EPISODE 131 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How to make your escape plan of leaving home to travel the world and work backwards. The cost of travel medical and health insurance abroad. Living in Costa Rica versus Ecuador. Traveling as a family and meeting people along the way. Bonding with your family and others through travel. The shocking event that delayed Will and Jessica’s initial dream of moving abroad. Transitioning from corporate life in America to traveling the world. What it's like to live in Costa Rica as a family of expats. Why they like Morocco so much and how to attend a travel retreat there.  Creating boundaries with work and staying in the present moment while traveling. How their children have adjusted to a nomadic lifestyle. Cultivating freedom of choice and compromise while traveling with family and being on YouTube. Surviving COVID lockdowns on a sailboat. Advice for parents waiting for their kids to become adults before they travel. Traveling with WiFi tips.  Favorite countries in Europe.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What was your life like before becoming full-time travelers? Why did you leave behind a secure life in America to travel the world with your kids? What international health insurance do you use as digital nomads? Why did you choose to move to and leave Costa Rica? What is World Towning? How do your kids deal with growing up on YouTube? Will your kids go to a traditional university? Why should parents travel with their kids before they graduate high school? What does it mean to live like a local when you’re a foreigner?  What travel destination did you surprisingly love? What travel destination is overrated? How do you access the internet while traveling? And much more!   RESOURCES Do you want help moving abroad? Join the waiting list for Kristin's signature relocation program, Ready to Relocate.  Request a podcast or video topic here.  Videos: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]  Why I’ll NEVER Renounce My US Citizenship Related Podcasts: The Great Resignation Moving Abroad with Kids (Greenback Tax Founders) Sailing the World with Sailing Ruby Rose Sailing Family Leaves Australia for Europe Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1)  Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 2) 7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Renounce My US Citizenship International Health and Travel Insurance: SafetyWing IMG Global International Internet Access: Google Fi Kristin's Video on Finding WiFi Abroad Connect with Jessica & Will: Subscribe to their YouTube channel Follow them on Instagram Connect with them on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... Thank you to our Traveling with Kristin/Badass Digital Nomads 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, Mike, Kathleen, and Chip. Special welcome to our newest Patrons from October 2021: Jeffrey, Paulo, and Stephen ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Thank you to Iroc and Isis for the Apple Podcast Reviews! Leave a review for Badass Digital Nomads here.  ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/26/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1)

Former corporate America dropouts, Jessica and Will Sueiro, are avid adventurers who have been traveling the world with their free-spirited children, Avalon and Largo, since 2014. After burning out in their careers as a corporate accountant and graphic designer, Jessica and Will quit their jobs to move abroad and start a YouTube channel called World Towning.  Today, they’ve visited 70 countries in their quest to provide their children with a global education, while building a deeper bond as a family.  In part 1 of this two-part interview, Will and Jessica shed light on why they decided to leave their corporate jobs to pursue content creation and culturally rich travel experiences as a family. They also get candid about the challenges of raising and homeschooling kids outside of the US and share lessons learned in 7 years of full-time travel.  Would you ever travel long-term with your family? Have you ever thought of becoming a content creator? Listen in for tips on travel vlogging, educating kids through global experiences, and discovering yourself through travel. "Nothing's handed to you on a silver platter when you live outside the box." - Will Sueiro "After 7 years of full-time travel, we realized we know nothing." - Jessica Sueiro   EPISODE 130 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How your identity changes when you move abroad. Normalizing full-time travel for everyone.  The concept of "travel addiction." The ups and downs of a long-term travel lifestyle with kids.  Living and working with your spouse.  What it takes to travel the world for 20 years.  How to balance documenting travel with content creation and bonding as a family.  How traditional education stifles creativity and what society de-values creative profession.  Using travel to "take a break from life."  Surviving the pandemic on a boat in France. Fighting through the backlash they received from leaving their jobs to travel. Struggles of workaholism, perfectionism, and US overwork mentality. Forming your identity when you leave the US and letting go of bad habits.  The realities of travel burnout and remote work burnout. Why Jessica and Will started WorldTowning. How they split work and family responsibilities as digital nomads. Hiking AND vlogging 580 miles along the Camino Trail in Spain. What it’s really like to maintain a YouTube channel while traveling. Why and how they learned to edit videos. Discovering hobbies, interests, and creativity through travel. Breaking down gender roles, perfectionism, and societal expectations. Lessons learned from the disruption of the pandemic. How to express yourself as a repressed artist.  How to transition from being an accountant to a video editor.  How to get through creative blocks.  Changing your career in your mid-40's   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How can you transition from a corporate career to a creative one? How can you start an online business with no experience? What are your tips for balancing work and life while traveling full-time with kids? How were you able to survive the pandemic during lockdown with your family on a boat? How old were you when you decided to leave the US and travel? How do you balance work and content creation with family time? What were your previous jobs and how were you able to transition out of the corporate world? How did you realize you wanted to be content creators? How were you able to overcome the stereotypes of US workaholism and follow your dreams of working in your creative passions?  How do you support yourselves while living abroad?  And much more!   RESOURCES Books: The Artist’s Way Untamed by Glennon Doyle Mastery by Robert Greene  Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]  Podcasts: Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle - Does it Live Up to the Hype? How to Travel the World Full-Time with Remote Year Founder, Greg Caplan We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Travel Gear & Resources: REI Store The North Face GoPro Store Remote Year Get a $100 marketplace credit when you join Remote Year through Badass Digital Nomads. (Note: You must use this link and fill out a referral form upon arrival to qualify for the credit.) Connect with Jessica & Will: Subscribe to their YouTube channel Follow them on Instagram Connect with them on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... Thank you to our Traveling with Kristin/Badass Digital Nomads 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, Mike, Kathleen, and Chip. Special welcome to our newest Patrons from September/October 2021: Shelly, Paul, Ron, and Andy  ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/19/202159 minutes, 6 seconds
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What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year

Feeling exhausted and uninspired at work? Maybe it's time for you to take a one-week, one-month, or one-year work-travel "workcation!" Sam Pessin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Remote Year, a community-based work and travel company on a mission to help online professionals live and work from 30+ countries around the globe. Having grown up as a global citizen, traveling the world with his parents, Sam knows a thing or two about the power of experiencing new cultures and stepping outside your comfort zone. In Episode 129 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin and Sam talk about everything Remote Year has to offer, from week-long retreats helping you recover from work-related burnout to year-long remote work and travel programs. You’ll gain insight into how Remote Year chooses the best locations for digital nomads, Sam’s favorite travel destinations around the world, and how he stays productive while running an international online business. As Sam so wisely says, “People who are in more inspiring locations and enjoying their day-to-day life and weekends… will be more productive at work.” Whether you're interested in a 1-week, 1-month, or 1-year remote work-travel program, Remote Year has options for you. Tune in to find out which experience is right for you! Get a $100 marketplace credit when you join Remote Year through Badass Digital Nomads. (Note: You must use this link and fill out a referral form upon arrival to qualify for the credit.)   EPISODE 129 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Remote Year Retreats: Escape work life for a week with their workless travel programs. [1:52] The inspiration behind Remote Year. [6:24] What it’s like to grow up in several different countries. [12:07] Common concerns and hesitations people have when considering a remote work and travel lifestyle. [17:13] How to get approval from your boss to work while traveling & How Remote Year can help. [19:13] Use corporate retreats as a way for your company to reconnect, build culture, and build strategies with your employees. [22:28] How Remote Year chooses ideal travel destinations for remote workers. [30:39] Cities and countries you can travel to with Remote Year. [33:11] Combatting the expat bubble + the power of getting out of your comfort zone with other digital nomads. [33:57] The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Remote Year and other travel companies. [40:59] Tips for staying organized, focused, and productive as an online business owner. [46:32]   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What is Remote Year? [1:00] What’s a typical day in the life on a retreat compared to a work program? [5:05] What countries have you lived in and how has that changed your global perspective and your lifestyle? [10:31/12:07] What is your earliest travel memory? [13:30] What types of people sign up for Remote Year programs? [15:47] Do coworkers, friends, or families often travel together in groups? [22:28] How do you get reliable internet and data connectivity abroad? [25:27] Do you work with locals of the countries you travel to? [38:41] And much more!   LIGHTNING ROUND:  Favorite country for remote working. Favorite country for rest and relaxation. Most underrated destination. Tips for staying focused, organized, and productive while traveling.  Favorite notes and productivity apps.    RESOURCES Get a $100 Remote Year marketplace travel voucher when you join Remote Year through Badass Digital Nomads. (Note: You must use this link and fill out a referral form upon arrival to qualify for the credit.) ► Start your first side hustle with online freelancing: Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.  Related Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]  How to Get Paid $10k to Work From Home Digital Nomad Visas EXPLAINED: The Best (and Worst) Remote Work and Travel Permits   Related Podcasts: How to Travel the World Full-Time with Remote Year Founder, Greg Caplan Quitting Your Job to Start an Online Business with Mitko from That Remote Life How to Make Money Blogging on Medium with Tom Kuegler   Productivity Apps: Evernote Slack Things WorkFlowy   Sam’s Favorite Travel Destinations Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt Croatia Spain Ljubljana, Slovenia   Connect with Sam & Remote Year: Visit Remote Year’s Website (Mention Badass Digital Nomads for a free $100 travel voucher.) Follow Remote Year on Instagram Connect with Sam on LinkedIn   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Search All Podcast Episodes on www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Special thank you this week to Dave Bowman who bought us 3 coffees! Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... Thank you to our Traveling with Kristin/Badass Digital Nomads 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, Mike, Kathleen, and Chip. Special welcome to our newest Patrons from September/October 2021: Shelly, Paul, Ron, and Andy  ❤️ Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/12/202148 minutes, 22 seconds
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Living Abroad in Taiwan with Amazon Prime's "Expats International Ingrams"

Meet the Ingrams – a “typical” American family who documented their journey to become expats living abroad in London, Singapore, and Taiwan. Their new reality TV show, “The Expats International Ingrams,” has been streamed more than 2.3 million times on Amazon Prime, but it wasn’t always that way… Series Creator and Producer, Juanita Ingram, sits down with Kristin from her home in Taipei to share her advice (learned the hard way) of overcoming the many challenges of moving to a new country. It took months of “sitting on the couch, eating chips,” before Juanita was able to pull herself out of the “trailing spouse depression” and health challenges she experienced after quitting her job in support her husband’s career move to London. Find out her tips for adapting to a new culture and how to relate with locals while managing the stereotype of being an American abroad. You’ll also learn about the cost-of-living and housing prices in Taiwan, the cost of local healthcare, safety rankings, top things to see and do, and what to expect in Season 2 of The Expats International Ingrams when they head to Singapore. EPISODE 128 TOPICS DISCUSSED: The #1 reason why executive expats and their families don't succeed at living abroad. How an expat BBQ at Windsor Castle inspired Juanita to create a reality TV show about living abroad.  How The Expats International Ingrams is challenging typical expat stereotypes and why African American women and families are under-represented in the media.  How to deal with major life changes like quitting your job and moving to a new country.  How to adjust to life as a foreigner abroad.  How to cope with depression and feeling lost after moving abroad. How Juanita was able to re-invent herself in her career after changing jobs multiple times.  Moving to Singapore during COVID and the surreal situation of filming of Season 2 of their show there.  Life in Taiwan, how the Taiwanese healthcare system works, and the cost of living. Top travel destinations, excursions, and places to get food in Taiwan. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Who are The Expats International Ingrams? Why create a TV show about living abroad?  What is "trailing spouse syndrome" or depression and how to overcome it?  What was it like to go on Sky News London as an expat to discuss US policy in front of a British audience?  Why does Taiwan rank #1 for the best places to live abroad?  Are locals in Taiwan worried about an invasion from China? What do you wish people from the US knew about living abroad? And much more! RESOURCES Do you want to move abroad in the next year? Join the waiting list for Kristin's Relocation Program, Ready to Relocate, re-opening in January of 2022.  Videos: Watch The Expats International Ingrams on Amazon Prime Taiwan and more on The Best Places to Live Abroad in the World 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [Culture Shock] Related Podcast Episodes You Might Like: Amanda Bates, The Black Expat Books: What Can You Do with a Law Degree? by Larry Richard and Tanya Hanson Digital Streaming Services: Genre TV (Roku) Non-Profits: Purpose Productions Dress for Success Other: Sky News Places to Visit in Taiwan: Waiao Beach, Yilan Penghu Island Turtle Island Local markets for food (get the cabbage dumplings) Vegan Taipei Connect with Juanita: Visit her Website Visit The Expats Show Website Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Twitter Connect with her on Facebook ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Special thank you this week to Paul T. and Dave B. who bought multiple coffees for Kristin and Team, as well as to Maurice O. from San Francisco for the weekly PayPal Donations. Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  PayPal Tip Jar ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, and Mike. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from September 2021: Kathleen P, Chip, Shelly, Paul, Ron, and Andy.  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ...........................................................................................
10/5/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Find Housing Overseas Without Using Airbnb

When it comes to moving abroad, there are many tasks to check off your to-do list, one of which is finding somewhere to live. But did you know that Airbnb is one of the more expensive places to look? Whether it be in France or the Philippines, a funky flat or a luxury villa, there are endless options that will suit your budget and lifestyle… but where does one even begin to search for a home in a foreign country? In today's podcast, we are searching far beyond Airbnb and getting creative with the housing search process. For travelers and remote workers alike, here are 27 unique ways to find a short- or long-term rental abroad. Helpful Housing Resources: Get $30 off AirBnb Download a Free PDF of these 27 Housing Strategies Badass Digital Nomads Episode 127: How To Find Housing Overseas Without Using Airbnb Intro: The best part of relocation is finding housing [00:30] But first… Kristin is speaking at the VidSummit YouTube Conference in Los Angeles + Come to her in-person meetup! [1:40] Sponsor: Ready to Relocate Relocation Course [2:58] Apply here Using Airbnb as housing inspiration [5:55] 27 Ways to Find Housing Abroad in 2021: Timestamps [6:57] Plum Guide - high-end, luxury short-term accommodations [7:01] Search for executive rentals or serviced apartments [8:37] Search for housing on Google and use Google Maps [10:26] Contact local real estate agencies [11:35] Search local, classified sites for great deals (and use the local language or a VPN) [12:30] Expat rental sites [14:04] Sublet.com [15:00] Nestpick - The largest platform for furnished apartments [15:33] Housing Anywhere - Renting rooms and apartments (lots of monthly housing options) [16:15] Flatio - Affordable fully furnished European rentals starting at a few hundred euro per month [16:37] Vrbo [17:38] 9flats.com [18:12] Tripping.com - Conglomerate housing website that shows you the best prices [19:04] Trivago - A mix of quotes on car rentals, lodging, and flights [19:43] The Inspirato Pass - Luxury subscription-based travel access pass [20:26] Try co-living [21:35]  Sign up for remote work retreat groups [22:49] Facebook Groups and Facebook Marketplace [23:26] Tripadvisor [24:54] Use hotel booking websites to find longer-term housing [25:29] Hit the pavement and look for “for rent” signs! [26:01] Try a home exchange website [28:27] Become a housesitter [27:58] Rent an RV, van, or boat! [29:47] Go camping! [30:33] Search budget websites for affordable housing options and work exchange programs [31:15] Looking in the US and Canada? Use domestic travel websites [32:08] Would you like to move abroad in the next year? Enrollment is open in Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎  Send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details. You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here. Related Videos:  Watch the video version of this podcast: The Best Way to Find Rental Properties (Besides AirBnb) Luxury Co-Living and Co-Working in Dubai and Singapore Tour of my co-living apartment in Tokyo (Part 1) Tour of my co-living apartment in Tokyo (Part 2) Tour of Arctic Coworking Lodge in Norway What I Love About Living Abroad What I Dislike About Living Abroad The Best and Worst Digital Nomad Visas Other Housing and Accommodation Websites Mentioned: Corporate Stays Convido Point2Homes Craigslist Kamernet (Netherlands) Kijiji (Canada) Maltapark (Malta) Vivanuncios (México) Just Landed Only Expats (Amsterdam) Cowoli Kndrd.io Remote Year Hacker Paradise WiFi Tribe FlipKey HouseTrip HolidayLettings Booking.com Agoda HomeExchange.com LoveHomeSwap.com TrustedHousesitters.com Indie Campers Hipcamp Couchsurfing.com Hostelworld Workaway.info WOOFF Landing (US) Zillow PadMapper (US/Canada) ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Special thank you this week to Paul, who bought 9 coffees! And to Maurice for the PayPal Donation. Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R , Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, and Mike. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from September 2021: Kathleen P, Chip, Shelly, Paul, Ron, and Andy.  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ...........................................................................................
9/28/202133 minutes, 44 seconds
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Moving Abroad? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

You wouldn’t be to blame if you didn’t know *everything* there is to know about moving to another country. (After all, this isn’t a topic that’s taught in school.) Moving abroad is a complex logistical feat, but here are some common mistakes to avoid.  Badass Digital Nomads Episode 126: Moving Abroad Mistakes Sponsor: Ready to Relocate Relocation Course [00:42] Intro: Why is relocating so hard? Limitations of the public education system + Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs [2:03] Shoutout: Thanks to Colcom from UK for the podcast review [8:03] Super informative podcast: "Love Kristin's style and knowledge on all things digital nomad and living the expat life, both the pros and cons. Great guests too!" Top 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes: Timestamps [8:44] Buying real estate too soon [8:55] Applying for permanent residency [12:00] Waiting too long to move [15:33] Moving before you're ready [16:40] Spending too much time with expats [19:32] Too trusting and lowering your guard [21:12] Not learning the local language [22:49] Expecting a foreign country to change [24:41] Staying stuck when things aren't working [26:57] Doing too much research or asking for opinions [29:11] Bonus: Moving where everyone else is going [31:22] Would you like to move abroad in the next year? Enrollment is open in Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎  Send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details. You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here. Related Videos:  What I Love About Living Abroad What I Dislike About Living Abroad Why Expats Leave Costa Rica The Best and Worst Digital Nomad Visas ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, and Mike. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from September 2021: Kathleen P, Chip, and Shelly! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ...........................................................................................
9/21/202136 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Live in Spain Without a Work Permit

Is it possible to live in Spain without a work permit? Find out in Episode 125 of Badass Digital Nomads. Learn the differences, costs, and requirements for Spains's Non-Lucrative Visa, Self-Employment Visa, Golden Visa, Permanent Residency, Citizenship, and the new Spain Digital Nomad Visa.  Are you planning on moving abroad in the next few years? Enrollment is open in Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎  Send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details. You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here. Badass Digital Nomads Episode 125 - Topics Discussed: Ready to Relocate Relocation Course [00:35] Shoutouts: Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee [3:20] How to request a future video or podcast [4:15] How to live in Spain indefinitely without a work permit. [3:57] How to get Spanish Citizenship  Spain Self-Employment Visa Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Spain Golden Visa or Residency by Investment Spain Digital Nomad Visa How to apply for a free relocation strategy call [10:40] Newest YouTube Video on Traveling with Kristin: 65 Travel Hacks  More Information on Living in Spain:  Video: Cost of Living in Spain Video: Spain Open for Tourism Playlist: Spain Travel Tips & Travel Vlogs Euronews: Spain Digital Nomad Visa Spain Self-Employment Permit Spain Non-Lucrative Residence Visa Spain Golden Visa / Residency by Investment Spanish Nationality and Citizenship ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, and Mike. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from September 2021: Kathleen P, Chip, and Shelly! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Thank you to Dave B, Erik NExpose, and Sub Farooqi for the coffees! ☕️ And muchas gracias to Maurice O in SF for the PayPal donation. 🙂 ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend. You can support the podcast and get a great deal on products and services we love at no additional cost.    
9/14/202116 minutes, 28 seconds
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12 Common Travel Mistakes To Avoid

Travel like a pro by avoiding these top 12 travel mistakes! Plus, hear more tips from podcast listeners who wrote in from the Traveling with Kristin Community. Are you planning on moving abroad in the next few years? Enrollment is open (for a limited time) in Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎  Send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more details. You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here. ------------------------------------------------------------------ EP. 124: COMMON TRAVEL MISTAKES TO AVOID  Applications are open for Kristin's new Ready To Relocate program for people who are looking to slow travel or move abroad [2:15] Listener shout-outs [3:54] Comments from listeners about their travel mistakes [5:15] Missed flights and trains Roaming data and SIM cards Planning Slow travel Packing mistakes Bad luggage Lost debit and credit cards TOP 12 TRAVEL MISTAKES: [10:56] 12. Frequent Flier Programs [11:39] Hotel Rewards Car Rental Perks 11. Booking the cheapest flight [13:27] 10. Traveling at peak times [14:43] 9. Planning too much/not enough [15:46] 8. Traveling without insurance [16:55] 7. Not using the airline app [17:41] 6. Eating airport food [18:24] 5. Never solo traveling [19:21] 4. Peak hours, crowds and lines [20:21] 3. Banking and ATM mistakes [21:54] 2. Not eating like the locals [23:11] 1. Overpacking 😬  [24:00]   VIDEOS MENTIONED: Watch the video version of this podcast WW2 Museum in Norway How to Save Money While Traveling RESOURCES MENTIONED → Free Wise Borderless Account → SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance ► Delta SkyMiles ► IHG Hotels Rewards ► Hotels.com ► Priority Pass ► Google Maps Peak Times ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com Thank you to Gerardo for the new review! This is one, if not The One digital nomad podcast you should consider following. Kristin is an expert that has walked the walk and leaves you the sensation of being accompanied along the way in your pursuit of financial freedom and traveling the world at your will. Lots of value, and addictive. Gerardo - Mexico ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from August 2021: Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, Mike, Kathleen P, and Chip! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Thank you to Dave B and PrivacyPost for the coffees!  ☕️ ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend. You can support the podcast and get a great deal on products and services we love at no additional cost.    
9/7/202125 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Best Places To Retire or Live Abroad (and How To Decide)

Are you planning on moving abroad in the next few years? Enrollment is open for Kristin's new coaching program, Ready To Relocate! 🌎  Send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Ready To Relocate for more info details.  You can also apply for a Free Relocation Strategy Call here. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Struggling to decide where to live overseas or where to go first? In episode 123 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin shares her strategy for how to choose the best place to live for your budget, lifestyle, and goals. You'll also hear her take on the Top 10 Best Places in the World, along with her candid opinion and pros and cons of each one. You’ll learn about the world’s best locations for quality of life, cost of living, taxes, and more.  Regardless of whether you’re retiring at age 65 or 35 (shoutout to all the F.I.R.E. folks), or if you just want to live abroad short-term, this episode will provide you with practical tips and tools for how to decide which city or country to relocate to. Retirement looks different for everyone because each of us has unique needs and lifestyles. You don’t have to pick a location from this list. In fact, there’s a chance none of them could be your ideal destination, but by using these tips and insights, you’ll be able to figure out the retirement location(s) that could be best for you.  “Life's too short to compromise on a destination.” - Kristin  EPISODE 123 TOPICS & TIME STAMPS: Introduction to choosing where to live abroad and shout-outs How Kristin gathered this top 10 best retirement locations list and factors to consider when deciding where to live or retire abroad Three steps to deciding where to live [6:15] Ranking the most important factors in a destination [7:21] Factors to consider when deciding where to retire: cost of living, quality of life, healthcare, climate, safety, etc. [8:26] How to tell if a place appeals to you or not [14:53] Challenges people face when retiring and moving abroad. [14:38] Reactions to this topic and extra tips by Kristin’s YouTube subscribers [16:45] Choosing multiple retirement locations vs. Living in one place. [17:49] Renting vs buying property [18:30] Recap of 3 steps to choosing a place to live (and what to do after that) [19:10] Free relocation and living abroad budget. [20:29] New group program and online course on how to relocate abroad: Kristin’s Ready To Relocate program [21:00] Top 10 Best Places List [25:42] Conclusion and where to get more info on the Ready To Relocate Program [40:50] TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE [25:42]: #10 Best Place to Retire Early and Cheap [27:18] #9 Best Place to Retire Under $1,500/Month [28:49] #8 Best US City to Retire To [30:03] #7 Best Place to Retire According to Briggs [31:31] #6 Best Tax-Free Country [32:34] #5 Where to Retire with $1 Million (Nomad Capitalist) [33:48] #4 Best Place to Live Abroad (Expat Insider) [34:53] #3 Best Country for Expats in 2021 [36:13] #2 International Living’s Best Place in the World to Retire Abroad [37:03] Runner up: Portugal [39:00] #1 Kristin’s Choice on where to retire [39:28] ADDITIONAL RESOURCES → Get your FREE copy of the Moving Abroad & Digital Nomad Budget Template: https://bit.ly/2WvOCTC → Get Health or Travel Medical Insurance with COVID coverage: http://bit.ly/SafetyWingIns → Open a Free Borderless Online Bank Account: http://bit.ly/transferwisebank   Podcasts: Stay tuned for an episode on living abroad in Taiwan, coming in October 2021 How to Retire Early on F.I.R.E How to Retire Before 40 (Even If You Have a High Cost of Living) Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad - What You Need To Know The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave Videos: Best Places To Retire in the World (Video Version) Best Places to Live in Eastern Europe Cost of Living in Spain 8 Reasons Why Expats LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Best Places to Live in Portugal 10 Best US Cities for Digital Nomads Living in Bulgaria Best Places to Live Abroad Check out Kristin’s Living Abroad Playlist on YouTube! ........................................................................................... Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from August 2021: Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, Mike, Kathleen P, and Chip! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin Thank you for the multiple coffees! 🙏 ☕️ Dallas Dave B Niko Isaac ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend. You can support the podcast and get a great deal on products and services we love at no additional cost.    
8/31/202142 minutes, 2 seconds
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How To Be Great and Live Your Best Life With Steph Smith io

How can you advance in your career and have freedom at the same time? What are some practical ways to design your ideal life? Kristin speaks with Steph Smith from the popular digital nomad and remote work blog, StephSmith.io, to share her tips on lifestyle design, productivity, long-term travel, nomadic relationships, and more.  Steph is a remote growth marketer, writer, and indie maker. She is also a self-taught developer that has built multiple projects, including some that have topped Product Hunt, leading to a nomination for Maker of the Year in 2018. Steph also has a personal blog that has been read by over half a million people, touching on topics including remote work, productivity, and tech. Most recently, she wrote a book, Doing Content Right, that has sold over 3,000 copies. In episode 122 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin and Steph talk about the key elements of designing and living your best life, from optimizing your career to the little things that boost your happiness. Steph tells her story of how she became a digital nomad and entrepreneur, highlighting the mindset and top skills you need to follow a non-traditional life path. Wise beyond her years, Steph shares some of the lessons she’s learned from traveling the world and living amongst other cultures while continuing her education and growth as a professional. Ready to start designing your ideal life? Tune in to join the movement! RESOURCES ► Open a Wise Borderless Account with Wise (formerly Transferwise)  ► Get Travel Medical Insurance with SafetyWing ► Want to make money online with freelancing? Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.  ► Check out Kristin's Podcast Equipment on Amazon.   EPISODE 122 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Dating as a digital nomad. Steph’s strategy for designing her ideal life. The lifecycle of a digital nomad. Jobs that you can work remotely while traveling. Adjusting to digital nomadism & The mindset required to get a remote job. The power of doing your own thing and taking non-traditional life paths. Applying the Explore-Exploit Framework to life. Lessons learned from experiencing burnout from working and traveling too much. How Steph developed skills, like coding, while traveling & The projects she’s working on now. Top skills you should learn if you want to work remotely in 2021. How to approach continuous learning and growth in an enjoyable way.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What happened in the moment where you realized that you wanted to quit your 9-5 job?  How did you get the courage to quit your traditional job and what did you do next?  How did you find a remote job?  What were your first few months like after starting to work remotely abroad? Where are some of the places you chose to work remotely and why?  What inspired you and gave you the courage to apply for a location independent job? Why did you start a blog and what have you learned through writing online?  How do you balance a full-time remote job with your side hustle?  How has traveling changed you? What are some of the favorite places you've been?  How does one begin with "designing their life?"  How do you avoid burnout as a digital nomad and remote worker? What do you think is the best work/travel strategy for the future now that you have experience in a location-independent lifestyle?  And much more!   RESOURCES: Videos: Lost LeBlanc on YouTube Books: Doing Content Right by Steph Smith Steph’s favorite books Mastery by Robert Greene Find more of Kristin's recommended books on Amazon Traveling with Kristin's Book Club Podcasts: From Corporate Lawyer to Full-Time Nomad with Kevin Martin from 30 and a Wake Up The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Shit You Don’t Learn in School (Steph's new show) Articles: It’s Time for Companies to Embrace Remote Work 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely Remote Freelance Services: Toptal Other Travel Resources: Remote Year Minimalist-ish Digital Nomad Packing List Steph’s Personal User Manual Steph’s favorite breakfast spot in Encinitas, CA: A Little Moore   Connect with Steph: Steph’s Website Steph’s Blog Steph on Twitter Steph on Instagram Steph’s Projects on Product Hunt Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from August 2021: Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, David, and Mike! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend. You can support the podcast and get a great deal on products and services we love at no additional cost!   
8/24/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 41 seconds
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How To Overcome the 8 Biggest Challenges of Full-Time Travel

Being a full-time traveler isn’t always as blissful as dancing in the streets of Havana, Cuba with a mojito in each hand or sitting on a sunny mountaintop in Norway. Of course, traveling allows us to experience euphoric moments like these, but it also brings about obstacles and difficult moments that challenge us along the way. In Episode 121 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin highlights 8 things that happen when you become a full-time digital nomad and 4 powerful pieces of advice that will help you overcome those challenges so you can have the best travel experience possible. Despite the uncertainty that comes with the digital nomad lifestyle, this podcast was created to be a valuable resource for you so that you know what to expect from full-time solo travel.  With this insight, you can go out into the world as a prepared and confident nomad!    “That which you seek to live well is found everywhere.” - Seneca   EPISODE 121 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How you can feel the highs and the lows of travel at the same time - the polarity of life [2:35] Why you sometimes have to go through hard times and challenges to get to the best parts of life [4:01] Your personal bucket list is as unique as your DNA, but that doesn't mean you have to do everything alone without guidance or support [5:01] A friend’s personal struggle with being a long-term traveler (tension between moving around and remaining still/grounded). [6:13] Philosphers were talking about the pros and cons of wanderlust 2,000 years ago [10:26] Viewer and listener reactions, comments, and advice on this topic of the challenges of full-time travel [11:45]  What to do if you’re a traveler who misses having pets or plants. [13:42] Welcome to Kristin's newest Patreon Patrons and everyone who has bought coffees [16:10] Kristin is relaunching her second YouTube channel - Digital Nomad TV! Subscribe at YouTube.com/DigitalNomad [17:24] Sustaining a full-time traveler lifestyle & how Cal Newport’s theory of slow productivity relates to "slow travel." [18:22] 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time: Start of the segment [20:47] Challenge #1: The nightmare of full-time travel logistics. [21:29] Challenge #2: Lack of sleep and energy management leads to exhaustion. [22:08] Challenge #3: Why it’s difficult to establish a daily routine. [22:47] Challenge #4: The effects of loneliness as a full-time traveler. [23:49] Challenge #5: Dating for digital nomads. [24:32] Challenge #6: Experiencing major FOMO (fear of missing out) as a full-time traveler. [25:03] Challenge #7: Minimalist travel & Missing your old hobbies. [26:07] Challenge #8: Travel burnout, Anthony Bourdain, and Why humans aren’t built for modern full-time travel. [27:15]   TOP TRAVEL TIPS: How to Prevent and Overcome Challenges [29:02] #1 - Find your “why”. [29:10] #2 - Remember that travel won’t solve your problems! [29:44] #3 - Indulge in slow travel or take a break. [30:36] #4 - Connect with friends, family, and community. [31:00] Why you should travel despite the challenges. [31:54] Conclusion and resources + thanks to Sophie from UK for the 5-Star podcast review! [33:00] Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch   RESOURCES ► Open a Wise Borderless Account with Wise (formerly Transferwise)  ► Travel Medical Insurance with SafetyWing ► Interested in learning how to make money online with freelancing? Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.  ► Check out Kristin's Podcast Equipment on Amazon. ► Moving to a foreign country? Contact: Orbis Relocation Services   Books:  Deep Work by Cal Newport So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport A World Without Email by Cal Newport Videos: Watch this podcast on YouTube Top 10 Best Things About Living Abroad (my opinion) Things I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries The Downside of Being a Digital Nomad Articles: Dating as a Digital Nomad Daily Stoic on Wanderlust and Long-Term Travel How to Avoid Remote Work Burnout Top 15 Online Communities for Digital Nomads Podcasts: What I Love About Living Abroad What I Hate About Living Abroad Deep Questions with Cal Newport Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) House/Pet/Plant Sitting Services: Trusted Housesitters   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Search All Podcast Episodes on www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from August 2021: Dave, Brian, Christopher, CJ, and David! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
8/17/202134 minutes, 36 seconds
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Building the World’s First Country on the Internet with SafetyWing Founder, Sondre Rasch

Wondering what the first global digital country on the internet will be like? Would you like answers to your top travel and health insurance questions? Tune into Episode 120 of Badass Digital Nomads, where Kristin speaks with SafetyWing Co-Founder, Sondre Rasch, about the "safety net" that he and his team are building for remote workers, world travelers,  and global citizens. You'll learn how a group of digital nomad friends created the products they wish they had when they started traveling - from emergency travel medical insurance to a nomad pension plan that can help you retire early on FIRE.  Sondre answers your most pressing questions about SafetyWing’s coverage, taken straight from listeners like you in Kristin's Facebook Group, Badass Digital Nomads, and gives you his insights into the best ways to work remotely and stay productive and focused from anywhere.   You'll also get a sneak peek into what Plumia will be like, the world's first digital country on the internet.  This episodes ends with some productivity tips and the surprising (and inspiring!) story behind SafetyWing’s motto: “All problems are solvable.” You won’t want to miss this! Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  ► Do you work or travel internationally? 🌍 Check out the Wise Borderless Account  ► Interested in learning how to make money online with freelancing? Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.  ► Check out Kristin's Podcast Equipment on Amazon. ► SAFETYWING PRODUCTS:  ↳ Travel Medical Insurance ↳ Global Health Insurance ........................................................................................... EPISODE 120 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How Sondre developed the concept of health insurance for travelers. The global adoption of digital nomadism and remote work.What a digital country is and how it works. Explanation of SafetyWing's different products, benefits, and coverage. How to invest in your future and save for retirement with SafetyWing's new pension plan. Sondre’s critique on digital nomads not paying taxes. How to participate in the world’s first digital country, Plumia. The skill Sondre learned as a sniper in the Norweigan Army that he still uses today. Travel Medical and Health Insurance Questions Answered:  How did you found a travel insurance company with absolutely no prior experience? What has it been like transitioning from Silicon Valley to remote entrepreneurs? What does SafetyWing offer to travelers and expats? What is a "global social safety net?" Has SafetyWing coverage changed as a result of COVID? If you get sick or in an accident, do you have to pay out-of-pocket upfront and then get reimbursed? Does SafetyWing nomad insurance or remote health insurance cover prescriptions for pre-existing conditions? Are non-traditional therapies covered under SafetyWing? Why does SafetyWing not cover people 70+ years old? Does SafetyWing offer life insurance for travelers? World's First Digital Country:  Why start a digital country on the internet?  How will you get other countries to recognize an internet country? Will Plumia have an official currency or use cryptocurrency? When will people be able to become citizens of Plumia? What will be the benefits of getting a Plumia passport?  Productivity:  How do you stay productive while working remotely? What are your tips for staying focused while working from home and getting "deep work" done?    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Videos: Lofoten Norway Digital Nomad Lifestyle - Arctic Coworking Lodge Articles: Why Silicon Valley Real Estate Prices Will Never Recover from COVID-19 It’s Time for Companies to Embrace Remote Work 13 Reasons Why We Should Soon Expect The First Country On The Internet 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely A practical guide to building a country on the internet Freelance Services: Superside (Design) Other Resources: FIRE Community Sondre’s Favorite Places in Norway: Take the train from Oslo or Bergen to Finse Station Connect with Sondre: Sondre on Medium Sondre on Twitter Sondre on Facebook Give your input in the SafetyWing Discussion Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Search All Podcast Episodes on www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from August 2021: Dave, Brian, and Christopher! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
8/10/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Thoughts on The Great Resignation and Mental Health

More than 4 million Americans quit their jobs this year and up to 95% of the workforce are allegedly thinking about doing the same thing. Meanwhile, on the professional sports front, gilded Olympic athletes from Michael Phelps to Simone Biles have catapulted our shared human struggles with mental health into the limelight. What does it all mean? In this episode of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin breaks down how you can transform challenging times in your personal and professional life into a force for good.  Are you thinking about quitting your job? Just want to learn how to make money online or start a side hustle? Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.    SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES: Kristin's Favorite Money Transfer App: Wise International Travel Insurance: SafetyWing Online Course: Freelance to Freedom Videos: The Great Resignation: Should You Quit Your Job? Articles: "12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely" "It's Time for Companies to Embrace Remote Work"  "Facebook’s New Remote Salary Policy is “Barbaric”  Books: Kristin's Amazon Store: "Books To Help You Succeed" Traveling with Kristin Book Club (Books Recommended by Fellow Podcast Listeners) Research Sources: US Department of Labor CNBC: Employers Don't Think Workers Will Quit BBC: How US Employers Drove Workers To Quit NPR: Why Millions of Workers are Quitting Their Jobs Microsoft: Hybrid Work is Here. Are Employers Ready?   Quit your job? Make your voice heard: Vote in my YouTube Community poll here.    Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... A special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael and Annie, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary B, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, and Natalie. Special welcome to my newest Patrons from July 2021: Phil, Anthony, Anna, Jennifer, Kathleen, Natalie, and Dave! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
8/3/202134 minutes, 17 seconds
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Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know

David and Carrie McKeegan are the founders of Greenback Tax Services, one of the top tax prep service companies for expats and Americans abroad. The couple and their three children have been living abroad for many years and started offering expat tax services after becoming frustrated with the confusion around paying US taxes abroad.  In part 2 of this interview, David and Carrie fill you in on everything you need to know about paying taxes abroad as a digital nomad, international traveler, or retiree. From required tax documents to important deductions and deadlines, this dynamic duo covers all the bases!  They even share two ways you can reduce or eliminate your US tax burden, the consequences of not filing taxes while living abroad, and their candid opinions on digital nomad visas and how to avoid state income taxes. We know how much expats like to procrastinate on filing their tax returns (wink). If you need professional tax advice or just want to know where to get started, tune in to this episode to learn from the experts and don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you have any further questions!   WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN EPISODE 118: Is it possible to pay zero taxes as a US citizen abroad?  The tax write-offs, deadlines, and forms you need to know about as a US citizen living abroad.  The three countries that tax their citizens regardless of where they live. FEIE: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Why the US State Department revokes people's passports sometimes.  FATCA and FBAR forms, and what happens if you don’t file your tax returns while living abroad. How to know if you have to pay taxes in the country you’re living in as an expat. How to open an offshore bank account. Requirements for opening a bank account in Costa Rica.  Pros and cons of getting residency in Costa Rica.  Digital nomad visas versus "passport runs" and "perpetual tourism." The biggest tax deductions and exclusions expats and retirees should know about. How to reduce or avoid paying US taxes and double taxation as an expat with Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) and Foreign Tax Credit. Important tax dates and deadlines you should know about as an expat. Pros and cons to establishing your business is another country.  Recommendations for bookkeeping and tax software for business owners and digital nomads. How to pay zero or low taxes in Puerto Rico. How to collect Social Security abroad.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Do US citizens have to file taxes if they live abroad?  What are the best ways to lower your tax burden?  Which tax credits and deadlines should every expat know about? What are the consequences of not filing your tax returns? Will the US ever implement a residency-based tax structure? Can you change your tax domicile as an expat to avoid paying state income taxes? What are the best countries for expats to live in for low taxes?  What do traveling remote employees on payroll need to know?  What about double taxation?  What are the most important tax forms people should know about?  Why should people know about the W8-BEN form? How to file tax extensions as an expat?  Will the US ever change the tax rules for Americans abroad?  Which types of people and businesses does Greenback help with taxes?  Are there any special considerations that retirees should know about?  Can you receive social security checks abroad?  Will there be any changes to US taxes and healthcare in the future?  And more!   RESOURCES Money Transfer App: Wise International Travel Insurance: SafetyWing Videos: EXPAT EXPLAINS: Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship (Greenback Tax Survey) 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] How to Renounce Your US Citizenship Why I'm NOT Renouncing My US Citizenship   Articles: "12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely" Related Podcasts: Part 1 of this Interview: Living Abroad as an Expat Family How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote   Books and Moving Abroad with Kids:  Carrie's "absolute favorite book" about homeschooling/ world schooling is The 5 Hour School Week.   The Bradley Family of "worldschools" is "incredibly inspiring" - they live in the same town as David and Carrie in Nosara, Costa Rica. Follow them at: http://www.journeyoftheglobe.com/ You'll also want to watch this TED Talk about schools and creativity: https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity Find more books on Kristin's Book Club List   Tax Prep Services: Greenback Tax H&R Block TurboTax Xero   Freelance Services: UpWork   Remote Productivity Apps & Tools: Podio Salesforce   Other Resources: IRS Foreign Earned Income Exclusion F.I.R.E. Movement Vanguard Roth IRA Tripadvisor Cities I’ve Visited Poker Refugees Relocation Services   Connect with Greenback Tax Services: Visit their website Prices and services Check out their blog Watch their webinars Find their document checklist Expat Tax Survey   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Do you have questions about living abroad? Email Kristin at [email protected]    ........................................................................................... Gracias to Henry Martinez for the coffees! ☕️ And a special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Annie, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, and Anna.  Special welcome to my newest Patrons: Kathleen, Jennifer, Anna, Anthony, Aisha, Rich, and Phil! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
7/27/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 6 seconds
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Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services)

After becoming frustrated with the confusion around paying US taxes abroad while living in London, David and Carrie McKeegan founded Greenback Tax Services, a tax prep company for expats living overseas.  In part 1 of this interview, David and Carrie share tips on traveling and living abroad as a family of five. They discuss what it was like to grow their family in foreign countries and where they've lived over the years. The also explain why they recently left their home in Bali to move to Costa Rica and shed light on the truth about living in Bali, why they invested in real estate investment in Nicaragua, and the cost of living in Argentina.  Are you nervous about traveling with your kids? No need to worry! David and Carrie share their top tips and advice on traveling and living abroad with kids.   EPISODE 117 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Moving overseas for the first time.  Being global citizens with 11 passports total.  Advice for traveling and living abroad with kids. How to manage the stress of living abroad as a family What it’s like to buy a house and live in Costa Rica (Nosara and Playa Guiones). Why they invested in real estate in Nicaragua. How Bali has developed in the 21st century. The pros and cons of living in Bali.  Cost of living in Argentina vs. Bali. The reality of currency exchange rates around the world. Schools, childcare, and services, abroad.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you end up moving abroad for the first time? Why did you start a company to help expats with their taxes? Where were you living abroad when you started Greenback Tax Services? How did you find jobs abroad in the 2000's? Where were your three kids born and what were the differences in having children in different countries?  Where did you live in Bali?  How were you able to stay in Bali without permanent residency?  Where did you travel while living in Bali?  Why did you move to Costa Rica?  Why did you decide to invest in real estate in Nicaragua?  How do you manage your time  And more.    SHOW NOTES AND RESOURCES:  Money Transfer App: Wise International Travel Insurance: SafetyWing   TRAVEL DESTINATIONS MENTIONED: Argentina Bali Cambodia Costa Rica  Greece New Zealand Nicaragua Singapore United Kingdom Vietnam   RELATED VIDEOS: EXPAT EXPLAINS: Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship (Greenback Tax Survey) 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left]   RELATED PODCASTS: How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship   BOOKS & MOVING ABROAD WITH KIDS: Carrie's "absolute favorite book" about homeschooling/ world schooling is The 5 Hour School Week.   The Bradley Family of "worldschools" is "incredibly inspiring" - they live in the same town as David and Carrie in Nosara, Costa Rica. Follow them at: http://www.journeyoftheglobe.com/ You'll also want to watch this TED Talk about schools and creativity: https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity Find more books on Kristin's Book Club List   FIND JOBS ONLINE: Download Kristin's Free Remote Jobs Guide How to Find a Remote Job Podcast How to Make Money Online Podcast ...........................................................................................   Connect with Greenback Tax Services: Visit their website Check out their blog Watch their webinars Find their document checklist   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   ........................................................................................... Thank you to Margit for the coffee! ☕️ And a special thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Walt, Shawn, Richard Y, RZ, Craig S, Colin, Heather, Karen, Kiran, Scott, Michael, Issac, Mike M, Yasmine, Erick M, Yohji, Gary R ,Ron, Gary, Ray, Annie, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Warren, James, Daniel, Javier, Gary, Emily, Rich, Aisha, Phil, Anthony, and Anna.  Special welcome to my newest Patrons: Anna, Anthony, Aisha, Rich, and Phil! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
7/20/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Renounce My US Citizenship

Now that you've heard what it's like to renounce your US citizenship and how to do it, what about the other side of the story? What are some reasons you might want to keep your citizenship status? Kristin explains why she's keeping her US citizenship forever, despite the many reasons people have for renouncing.  She also reads and reflects on some of the top comments from her video interview with Erika Lind on why she renounced her US citizenship and moved to Canada.    ► Headed overseas? 🌍  Check out Kristin's favorite: ↳ Travel Medical Insurance ↳ Global Health Insurance ↳ Online Bank Account   EPISODE 116 TOPICS DISCUSSED: The top reasons why people choose to renounce their US citizenship:  Cost and complexity of paying US taxes abroad Difficulties of opening an offshore bank account Marrying a non-US citizen abroad Concerns about the political climate Disappointed in the direction of the US government Conflicting values and principles with US policy or culture Feeling disconnected from the US; no strong ties Why you might NOT want to renounce your US citizenship Why Kristin decided she's not renouncing: Freedom Choices Family Global citizenship Travel restrictions Future uncertainty Losing your SSN And more How to put a monetary value on time Why Kristin doesn't think that the US government will ever repeal citizenship based taxation The possibility of a global tax system in the future How many people renounce their citizenship each year   RESOURCES Online Banks:  Wise N26 Oxygen Revolut   Related Videos: How To Renounce Your US Citizenship Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship (Greenback Tax Survey) 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Digital Nomad Visas Explained   Related Podcasts: How To Renounce Your US Citizenship Part 1: Moving to Canada How To Renounce Your US Citizenship Part 2 How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Do You Need A Digital Nomad Visa?  100th Episode of Badass Digital Nomads Part 1: Kristin on Becoming a Digital Nomad 100th Episode of Badass Digital Nomads Part 2: Where and How to Start Going Location Independent Other Resources: Greenback Tax Expat Survey IRS Website IRS Expatriation Tax   IRS Renouncing US citizenship  Retaining social security benefits after renouncing  Republicans Overseas Democrats Abroad   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Javier, and Daniel.  Warm welcome to my newest patrons: Rich, Emily, Aisha, Phil, and Anthony! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
7/13/202127 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Renounce Your US Citizenship: Part 2 (+ YouTube Drama)

In Part 2 of How to Renounce Your US Citizenship, Kristin and special guest, Erika Lind, talk about the pros and cons of renouncing your citizenship and why Erika decided to break up with the US for good. She gives you a detailed look into the process of renouncing your US citizenship and gives valuable advice for people thinking about doing the same. Although Erika has been living in Vancouver, Canada for the past five years, she explains why she went to Mexico to speed up the renunciation process. She also shares her honest opinions on American society and government, and sheds light on what life is like after renouncing her citizenship. Finally, Kristin and Erika discuss what happens to regarding taxes, collecting social security, and more.  Have you ever considered renouncing your citizenship or are you curious about the process? Tune in to get all the information you’d need to make an informed decision. Who knows, maybe it's the right choice for you!   ► Headed overseas? 🌍  Check out Kristin's favorite: ↳ Travel Medical Insurance ↳ Global Health Insurance ↳ Online Bank Account   EPISODE 115 TOPICS DISCUSSED: The pros and cons of renouncing US citizenship The process of renouncing step by step Logistics of renouncing US citizenship: The required documents and information needed to renounce. How long it takes to renounce your citizenship How much it costs: fees and exit taxes What happens to your retirement and social security? What it’s like to travel to the US after renouncing your citizenship. How Erika's political and societal values shaped her decision to renounce. Why it’s so difficult to pay US taxes while living in another country. Pros and cons of having passports from multiple countries.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How difficult is it to renounce your citizenship? Why not keep both your US and Canadian citizenship? Did you consult accountants, lawyers, or any other professionals during the process? How much does it cost to renounce your citizenship, including exit tax and application fees? How long does the process take? How did your friends and family react to your decision? Do you think you’ll ever regret renouncing your citizenship? What was it like solo traveling to Mexico to renounce during COVID?   RESOURCES Related Videos: Watch the video version of this interview EXPAT EXPLAINS: Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship (Greenback Tax Survey) 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Living in Japan as an American Abroad (what it’s like)   Related Podcasts: How to Renounce Your US Citizenship Part 1: Moving to Canada How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 2) Other Resources: IRS Website IRS Expatriation Tax   IRS Renouncing US citizenship  Nomad Capitalist on renouncing citizenship  Retaining social security benefits after renouncing  Republicans Overseas Democrats Abroad Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes at www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Javier, and Daniel.  Warm welcome to my newest patrons: Rich, Emily, Aisha, and Phil! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
7/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Renouncing Your US Citizenship Part 1: Living Abroad in Canada With Erika Lind

Erika Lind is a solo female traveler (and one of Kristin’s YouTube subscribers) who grew up in the United States but decided to renounce her US citizenship during the coronavirus pandemic. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, Erika agreed to come on Badass Digital Nomads to share her story on renouncing.  In part 1 of this interview, Kristin and Erika talk about what led her to renounce her US citizenship, her experience traveling solo abroad as a female, and why she chose to settle in Vancouver, Canada. She shares info on her cost of living and quality of life there, while she and Kristin also discuss how ancestry and your DNA could affect where you choose to travel or living abroad. Erika also gives insight into the process of getting citizenship in Canada, explaining why it may be easier for some people and more difficult for others. Have you ever considered renouncing your US citizenship and moving to Canada or another foreign country by yourself? If so, this podcast is for you.  And make sure to tune in for part 2 next week to learn more about the pros and cons of renouncing your US citizenship.  EPISODE 114 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Why Erika chose to live in Canada. Certain categories of Canadian citizenship. The cost of living, housing, and food in Canada. How Erika found a job abroad.  How to get sponsored for Canadian citizenship.  Erika’s experience moving to NYC alone at 21 and solo traveling the world as a female.  The link between your DNA, your ancestry, and where you travel. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Is it hard to get Canadian citizenship? What do you love about living in Canada and why did you choose to live there? Is your job in Vancouver location-independent? How did you come across my channel and why do you enjoy travel/expat content? What European countries have you been to? And much more! RESOURCES Videos: Watch the video version of this interview (coming soon)  Digital Nomads in Santorini, Greece [nomad cruise] Digital Nomad Cruise Day 6: Ancient Olympia Greece Nomad Cruise 6 Travel Vlog - Mediterranean Edition EXPAT EXPLAINS: Americans Abroad on Paying Taxes and Renouncing Citizenship 8 Reasons Why People LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left]   Podcasts: Insights from Meditating for 100 Hours in 10 Days Benefits of Meditation + Doing a 10-Day Silent Vipassana Course How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 2) Articles: The Most Underrated Destinations for Digital Nomads (Canada is #1!) Summer Travel Destinations Around the World Places to Visit in Vancouver: Miku Waterfront restaurant JJ Bean Coffee Roasters Waves Coffee House Other Creators: Graham Stephan on YouTube Tangerine Travels Learn About Your Ancestry: Ancestry.com Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Javier, and Daniel.  Warm welcome to my newest patrons, Gary Bridges and Emily A! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/29/202134 minutes, 25 seconds
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From Corporate Lawyer to Full-Time Nomad With Kevin Martin of 30 and a Wake Up

Kevin Martin is a full-time traveler and creator of the popular YouTube channel, 30 And A Wake Up, about how to prepare to live your best #vanlife. After serving in the military for 20 years and becoming burnt out from a hectic career in corporate law, Kevin finally found freedom in being a digital nomad - inspired through watching Kristin's YouTube videos back in 2018! In this episode, Kristin and Kevin talk about the challenges and benefits of leaving a secure, high-paying career to pursue a life of adventure and freedom as a digital nomad.  Kevin shares stories from his life in the military and his transition from corporate life to van life during the covid-19 pandemic. He shares his best tips and advice for living in a van, investing money into passive income streams, and making friends and being social while traveling the world solo.  Do you believe life can be better with a smaller paycheck and a tiny home on wheels? Tune in to hear Kevin’s candid thoughts on digital nomadism and why he decided to sell his van and move to Thailand via Hawaii!  EPISODE 113 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Why Kevin will never sell his time for money again. Kevin’s experience coming of age in Hawaii and port hopping around the Mediterranean.  Advice for people in high stakes jobs that feel like they can’t leave. How Kevin retired early and how he makes a passive income. Tips for living in a van and combating loneliness as a traveler. Pros and cons of living in a tiny home & a typical day in the life living in a camper van. Why Kevin sold his van, immigrated to Thailand on a long-term visa, and moved back to Hawaii. Kevin’s top travel tips, van life resources, books, and travel gear.  QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you decide to join the military at 19?  How did you end up living on an island in Italy?  Why do you love cruises for productivity, relaxation, and saving money?  Having lived in Hawaii for so long, which island is your favorite? Why did you pivot to law school after leaving the military? How did you start investing and making passive income? How did you walk away from a six-figure salary to pursue full-time travel? Where did you travel in your van during the covid-19 pandemic? What are the essential parts of a camper van set up? Are you totally fulfilled living alone in a van? How do you connect with people while on the road? What are the best destinations for working remotely and for relaxing? And much more! RESOURCES Join Kristin's Monthly YouTube Live Stream! (Last Sunday of each month) Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.  SafetyWing Emergency Travel Medical Insurance   How Kevin Started as a Digital Nomad: With Remote Year Travel Books: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey On the Road by Jack Kerouac Two Years Before the Mast by Dana Henry Travel Gear & Tech Gear: GoPro Unbound Merino Osprey 30 L Backpack Nomatic 20-30L Backpack Nomatic Store ZOOM Microphones RODE Microphones Videos: Watch the video version of this interview (Coming Soon) Bulgaria Cost of Living Bansko for Digital Nomads Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince of Minority Nomad Full-Time Travel: Living Abroad Like a Local (Minority Nomad Part 2) Life begins at 40: the biological and cultural roots of the midlife crisis SOLO TRAVEL Van Life 🚌 Things They Don't Tell You About LIVING IN A VAN and Camper Van Life Podcasts: How to Travel the World Like a Vagabond with Rolf Potts Travel Like a Boss - Johnny FD (Episode with Kevin) Nomad on Fire (Episode with Kevin) Beer for Breakfast Travel Services: Remote Year Skyscanner Thousand Trails Campendium Xscapers Storyteller Overland Connect with Kevin: Visit his Blog Subscribe to his YouTube channel Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Connect with him on Facebook Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, and James.  Warm welcome to my newest patrons, Javier and Daniel! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
6/22/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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Europe Reopening for Summer Travel: France, Spain, Portugal, COVID Certificates, and More

Europe is open for summer travel! - Spain, France, Portugal, and more EU countries reopened for tourism last week and Kristin has all the details for you in today's podcast. Get an overview of which countries are opening, when, and what you'll need to do to travel to Europe this summer (including from the USA).  Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.  SafetyWing Emergency Travel Medical Insurance   QUESTIONS ANSWERED:  What is the EU Digital Covid Certificate? (EUDCC) Where can you get one?  Who will need one to travel to Europe?  Which European countries require a vaccine for entry? Can kids travel to Europe this summer?  Which European countries are opening and when?  Can unvaccinated travelers go to Europe?  Which countries are approved for travel to Europe?  What's the difference between green, orange, and red countries on the EU COVID map?  Are curfews, masks, and PCR test results enforced?  Can you travel from one country to another within Europe with less restrictions?  When is France reopening?  Is the Eiffel Tower open?  When is Spain reopening? When is Portugal reopening?  Is the UK open for tourism?  Is Ireland open for tourism?  Are land borders open?  Are cruises in operation? Flight prices and where to get more information on travel to Europe. When is Kristin traveling to Europe?  Videos on Europe Reopening:  France Reopening for Tourism Europe Reopening for Summer Tourism Travel to Europe with Kids Playlist: Travel During Coronavirus Country Reopening Updates Additional Resources:  IATA Travel Map Borderless by SafetyWing Coming up next on Badass Digital Nomads - new episodes about:  Creating the First Country on the Internet The Malta Digital Nomad Visa Van Life with Kevin Martin from 30 and a Wake Up Canadian Digital Nomad Steph Smith Sailing the World with Two Kids Gay Travel and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Living Abroad as an Expat Family Expat Reality TV Stars Paying Taxes Abroad And more travel updates!  Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Daniel, and Javier.  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... DISCLAIMER: Information changes quickly. Check with your country of origin, destination, and travel providers for the most relevant and up-to-date information. This is not consulting or legal advice.  Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
6/15/202122 minutes, 45 seconds
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Vagabonding with Rolf Potts (Interview from Paris, France)

Reminisce with us as we replay this one-of-a-kind interview with Rolf Potts in Paris, France during his Travel Writing Workshop, where he and Kristin talk about some of his biggest lessons and realizations from 25 years of globetrotting.  Rolf Potts is an American author, essayist, screenwriter, and long-term traveler who is known for his best-selling book, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel. Tim Ferriss has cited Vagabonding as the reason he decided to travel the world for a year in 2004-2005. As a result, Tim went on to write The Four-Hour Work Week. Iconic, right? In this episode, Kristin and Rolf talk about what it’s really like to be a long-term world traveler while sharing their candid thoughts on why people are so resistant to being nomadic, even though it’s in our DNA. Rolf shares words of wisdom on the downfalls of modern society and consumerism, what it was like to be a nomad in the 90s, and why “time wealth” is such an important concept in the 21st century. This conversation is unlike any conversation Kristin has had with a fellow traveler. Rolf’s top travel tips and life lessons are sure to make you want to pack your bags and hit the road!    EPISODE 111 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Expectations vs. Reality of travel. Rolf experience doing van life before #vanlife. The benefits of long-term travel and using your “time wealth” wisely. Why you may be afraid to get out of the rat race and travel earlier in life. The importance of constantly reassessing your motivations and desires in life. Why you should consider hiring a travel guide (no matter how well-traveled you are). How to avoid crowds and still have fun during the busy tourist season. What your bucket list should really be used for. Where Rolf’s inexpensive home base is located and what it’s like to come back home after traveling.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why do humans have the innate desire to travel? With so much accessibility to travel and digital nomadism, why are people still resistant to it? Do you still fit in here in the U.S. after so many years of traveling abroad? Why should people travel slowly rather than having a busy itinerary? Do you consider yourself a lifetime traveler? What does the world not know about you? And much more!   RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.    Books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss  Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris Podcasts: Deviate w/ Rolf Potts Videos: Watch the video version of this interview Europe Reopening for Tourism [SUMMER TRAVEL UPDATE]   Connect with Rolf Visit his Website Sign up for his Writing Workshops   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Thank you to Mikael Mokale from Finland for leaving the following review:  Incredibly inspiring! Whether you are or aren't planning to become a digital nomad, you should definitely give this podcast a listen. It gives an inspiring perspective of different life stories of interesting people in a really engaging way. You should also check out Kristin's "Traveling with Kristin" and "Digital Nomad TV" on Youtube and @travellingwithkristin on Instagram. ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Daniel, and Javier.  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
6/8/202138 minutes, 17 seconds
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2nd Anniversary Episode - How to Make Money Blogging on Medium with Tom Kuegler (Replay)

In celebration of Badass Digital Nomad’s 2nd birthday, let’s go back and listen to our very FIRST episode with Tom Kuegler (aka "Finding Tom"), a top blogger on Medium who has doubled his followers since this episode first aired in 2019. Looks like he really does have the best tips and tricks for growing an audience and making money as a writer! In episode 110, Kristin speaks with Tom about how he went from making $10/hour as a freelancer to cashing in 5-figure paychecks from blogging on Medium.  Tom enjoys writing about millennial personal development, politics, and creativity, but no matter the topic you want to write about, YOU are capable of becoming a full-time blogger. You don't need experience or a degree in English... all it takes is consistency, passion, and creativity! Tune in to hear expert advice on overcoming fear of failure and imposter syndrome, quickly growing your blog’s following, and making money as a writer. Plus, Tom shares his candid thoughts on truly enjoying life and finding a work/life balance as a digital nomad. EPISODE 110 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Tom’s journey to becoming a freelance writer and blogger on Medium. How to get started as a freelancer or writer with zero experience. The sacrifice and work ethic it takes to be a digital nomad and work for yourself. Overcoming uncertainty and fear of failure. The mindset you need to be a successful freelancer or entrepreneur. How to quickly grow your following online and on Medium. The biggest mistakes new bloggers and vloggers make. Tom’s top lesson learned from freelancing. RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.  Watch this interview on YouTube Podcasts: Badass Digital Nomads 1st Anniversary Episode Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 2) Books: Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy Writers: Shannon Ashley Video Content Creators: Nas Daily Casey Neistat  Freelancing Platforms: UpWork  Fiverr Courses and Publications: Take Tom’s Course: How to Get 1,000 Followers on Medium The Post-Grad Survival Guide Find Tom: Follow him on Medium Visit his Website Connect with him on Facebook Connect with him on LinkedIn Follow him on Instagram Follow him on Twitter Subscribe to his YouTube channel Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, and James.  Warm welcome to my newest patrons, Javier and Daniel! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
6/1/202146 minutes, 48 seconds
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10 Best Cities To Live in America for Digital Nomads

Learn what Kristin thinks about Yelp & Zillow’s ranking of the Top 10 Best US Cities for Remote Workers and Digital Nomads. Kristin is also from the top city on the list and tells you why most locals would disagree with it being ranked #1 in the country.  Curious to know which US cities are the best for people who work remotely? Tune in to learn the top ten, from Florida to Idaho, so you can be sure you’re living your best life as a digital nomad in the best place for you!   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Pros and cons of living in the top ten US cities for digital nomads. The #1 best place to live in the United States. Rental rates, weather, activities, community culture, food/drink, and income taxes. The best cities for accessing international travel or planting roots. The top places in the US for remote workers in the tech industry.   RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.    Videos: Top 10 Best Cities to Live in America Best Places for Expats to Live in 2021 Best Countries for Digital Nomads to Live  The Best Destinations for New Digital Nomads Best Places for Female Digital Nomad to Live   Information Sources Mentioned in the Podcast: Digital Nomad Index Press Release Yelp's Top Ten Cities for Digital Nomads Ranking Zillow's Top Ten US Metros for Digital Nomads Virtual Vocations Boise, Idaho Remote Work Guide  Jacksonville: The Most Underrated City in Florida You Have to Visit (Thrillist)   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Thank you to Karim for leaving the following review on Castbox:  Kristin, such an amazing podcast, been listening several others, this one resonates so much!!! Thank you for your work! ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, and James! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
5/25/202129 minutes, 10 seconds
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Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand (Part 2) with Erick Prince, the Minority Nomad

Get ready to depart from Thailand and explore the world in Part 2 of Kristin's interview with Erick, the Minority Nomad. Erick reveals his favorite travel destinations on each continent. After visiting 95 countries, he shares the place he'd recommend to you the most for exploring, adventure, learning, and nightlife. Kristin and Erick also discuss how to best cope with loneliness,  burnout, and the dark sides of traveling.  They contemplate the difference between who you are at home versus the person you become while traveling abroad. And, (as usual), much more!   EPISODE 108 TOPICS DISCUSSED: How to find your community abroad (even if you're an introvert) and overcome loneliness while traveling.  Erick's favorite countries in the world and why.  The difference between your identity at home and the other "you" that emerges through international travel.  The gentrification of digital nomad hotspots like Georgia, Lisbon, Bali, and Thailand.  The dark side of the travel and tourism industry and how it could have impacted the late Anthony Bourdain.  Why traveling abroad is safer for Black men than living in the U.S.    QUOTES:  I believe most friendships are friendships by proximity and convenience. The people we meet through travel are the people who make us who we truly are. When you go abroad, you don’t have those shackles [of society] on you anymore. I enjoy being wrong. It’s exciting to me because that means I’m learning.  There’s a difference between traveling and content creation. Photography is my outlet for how I see the world. And it’s not always f*king fuchsia. RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.  Related Content:  Listen to Part 1 of Erick's Interview Podcasts: Fearless and Far Kristin's Burnout Video: Living in Japan as an American Abroad (what it’s like) YouTube Channel: Eva Zu Beck   Erick's Favorite Countries: Europe: Romania and Transylvania Ukraine Germany Spain Latin America: Honduras Chile (Atacama and Patagonia) India Delhi Mumbai Taj Mahal Kerala Region Africa South Africa Morocco Egypt Middle East:  Uzbekistan Georgia Azerbaijan Asia:  Japan Cambodia Laos Thailand Vietnam Other Resources Mentioned: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Netflix Formula 1 Series Netflix Audrey Hepburn Documentary Disney's The Jungle Book   Connect with Erick, the Minority Nomad:  Minority Nomad Website Minority Nomad Instagram Minority Nomad YouTube Minority Nomad Facebook   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Thank you to Magus63 for leaving the following review:  I follow Kristin on every social network and her content has been of great help to open my way through the digital nomad world. Particularly her podcast is my everyday companion to commute to work. She always has up-to-date and quality content. Recently I also reached out to her, she was very nice and very helpful in solving my doubts. Thank you very much Kristin for your efforts, from a soon-to-be digital nomad from Argentina. ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, and James! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
5/18/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1)

Get ready for some worldy wisdom from a veteran globe trotter! Erick Prince is a multi-passionate self-made photographer, photojournalist, blogger, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. He is also known as the Minority Nomad and is currently living and thriving in Bangkok, Thailand.  In Part 1 of this two-part conversation, Erick explains why he chose to settle in Bangkok after traveling 95 countries. He also highlights his experience traveling the world as a black man and former US military serviceman and shares golden nuggets of wisdom he’s learned along his digital nomad journey.   Erick and Kristin discuss their candid thoughts on the harmful impacts of societal structures on our ability to connect with other humans, how traditional education holds us back, and how to reclaim your sense of freedom in the world. (Hint: You don't have to be a digital nomad to do it!)   EPISODE 107 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The current status of travel and covid-19 in Thailand. What it’s like to live in Bangkok, Thailand. How living abroad dismantles the lies we’re told in our home country. How Erick’s life in Cleveland prepared him for international travel. Erick’s experience traveling while in the US Air Force & Why he left the military. Embracing loneliness, deep human connection, and vulnerability while traveling abroad.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Are people traveling to Thailand right now with a long-term Thai visa? Why Thailand? What are the benefits of living in Bangkok? Will the rise of digital nomadism cause a massive brain drain in the US? How did you get from growing up in Cleveland to traveling to nearly 100 countries?  What is the collective mindset like in the military? How can people integrate and get involved in their communities abroad? And much more!   RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.    Related Videos:  5 Things I Hate About Being a Digital Nomad | Minority Nomad What I Dislike About Living Abroad Living in Japan as an American Abroad (what it’s like) Living in Japan as a Foreigner (Expat Lifestyle & Cost of Living)   Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell   Article: James Baldwin's Paris (New York Times)   Connect with Erick & Minority Nomad:  Minority Nomad Website Minority Nomad Instagram Minority Nomad YouTube Minority Nomad Facebook   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ....................................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, and James! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ....................................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
5/11/202156 minutes, 54 seconds
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How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship

What do American expats living abroad think about paying US taxes, renouncing their citizenship, voting from overseas, and how the US handled the covid-19 pandemic? An international Expat Opinion Survey of 4,000 American citizens living in 125 foreign countries reveals shocking data about how American expats feel about the US and paying taxes. In Episode 106 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin breaks down the results of this expat survey, shining light on how expats view the US government’s response to coronavirus, expats’ participation in elections, and giving up their US citizenship to avoid paying taxes. Are you an American expat or thinking of becoming one? Tune in to learn valuable information that could impact your expat experience!   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why don't expats want to pay taxes abroad? The controversy around paying US taxes abroad. Absentee voting from a foreign country. Why expats don’t vote from overseas & The impact of American expats not voting. Democrats vs. Republicans abroad. How the US government has handled the covid-19 pandemic. One of the biggest reasons people give up their US citizenship. Repealing citizenship-based taxation in America.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How many US citizens are living abroad as expats? Do American expats have to pay taxes in the US? What would it look like if citizenship-based taxation was repealed? Why do travelers and expats renounce their US citizenship? And much more!   RESOURCES Featured Product:Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.  Vote in the Greenback Tax Survey: https://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/blog/annual-us-expat-survey/ Check out Greenback Tax Services (not sponsored)   Related Podcasts:  The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote US Taxes for Expats with Grace Taylor of Gracefully Expat   Watch the Videos:  8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 years [CULTURE SHOCK]   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ....................................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohzik, Annie, Ray, Ron, and Henry Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ....................................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
5/4/202117 minutes
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Black Identity Abroad and Creating a Career You Love With Amanda Bates, the Black Expat

Amanda Bates is the Founder of The Black Expat, a multimedia platform focused on Black identity and international living. She is also the Host of The Global Chatter podcast.  In Episode 105 of Badass Digital Nomads, Amanda shares how her tumultuous experience as a teenage expat living abroad in Africa inspired her to create The Black Expat. She highlights inspiring stories of black travelers and expats, the intersectionality of expats and immigrants, and the benefits of working remotely vs. getting an expat job. Amanda and Kristin discuss their candid thoughts on the misconceptions of expats and immigrants, racism outside of the US, and how to travel safely and confidently as a black person.  Do you want to live abroad or find a job that can support you from anywhere but don't know where to start? Tune in to hear Kristin and Amanda’s top tips for finding an expat job abroad or creating your own remote job online.   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What it's like to experience culture shock and reverse culture shock as a teenager studying abroad. The difference between an expat and an immigrant. The intersectionality of expats and immigrants. Best advice and tips for finding/creating a remote job and finding an expat job.  Benefits of getting an expat job abroad vs. working remotely abroad.  Job fields that offer remote positions. The power of networking and learning new skills in finding a job abroad. The story behind her podcast, The Global Chatter. The best places for black expats to travel. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What inspired you to create The Black Expat? How have opportunities grown for people who want to get a job abroad or work remotely online? What job did you have while living in Doha, Qatar and how did you find that job? What stories from The Black Expat capture the mission of your platform? Is there less racism outside of the US? Is it safer for black travelers outside of the US? How do you choose travel destinations as a black expat? How do you make income as a digital nomad? And much more!   RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page.    Related Podcasts:  How To Retire Before 40 (Even If You Have a High Cost-of-Living) with Stephanie and Gillian of Our Freedom Years Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business With Mitko From That Remote Life One of the First Digital Nomads From Africa: Agnes Nyamwange Tim Ferriss w/ Mark Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix   Videos:  What I Dislike About Living Abroad Top 10 Best Things About Living Abroad   Articles:The Meaning of Passport Privilege   Remote Job Search Website:  Remote.co   Connect with Amanda & The Black Expat:  The Black Expat’s Website Listen to The Global Chatter Podcast The Black Expat Twitter The Black Expat Instagram The Black Expat Facebook The Black Expat Pinterest The Black Expat LinkedIn   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ....................................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Lakshay, Fred, Richard, Timothy, RZ, Craig, Heather, Erik, Karen, Scott, Michael, Isaac, Mike, Yasmine, Erick, Bronwyn, Yohji, Gary, Ron, Gary R, Ray, Annie, Henry L, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Henry M, Eddy, and Warren! Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ....................................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/27/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave

Why do so many expats move to Costa Rica and then leave? Listen to this unreleased audio from Kristin’s most viral YouTube video with 1M views: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left].    Kristin has been helping people retire, invest, and move to Costa Rica since 2005. Having lived in Costa Rica herself for 8 years, she’s exposing the most common reasons why Americans end up leaving this beautiful country.   In Episode 104 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin talks about the dark side of living in Costa Rica that most people don’t know about and what you need to know before moving there.   She also shares the reasons why she left Costa Rica and highlights the biggest adjustments you’ll have to make when moving there.   Tune in to hear Kristin’s advice on saving money in Costa Rica, coping with homesickness, adjusting to cultural differences, and adapting to a new climate and infrastructure.   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The cost of living in Costa Rica. Expectations vs. reality of living in Costa Rica. The biggest reason why corporate executives fail when they’re on international assignments. Misconceptions of being a digital nomad and living abroad. Feeling homesick and missing family while living abroad. The increasing crime rate in Costa Rica. Coping with negativity coming from the expat community.  Adjusting to the extreme climate, unstable infrastructure, and cultural/lifestyle differences. Why Kristin left Costa Rica after living there for 8 years & where she went after leaving.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How many US expats live in Costa Rica? Why do so many Americans move to and then leave Costa Rica? How do you get good medical coverage in Costa Rica? How can you save money while living in Costa Rica?  Is Costa Rica safe?  And much more   RESOURCES: Remote Healthcare Policy for Digital Nomads and Travelers: SafetyWing Remote Health Insurance - Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on the checkout page: http://bit.ly/RemoteHealthIns    Related Podcasts:  Becoming a Digital Nomad in Your 50’s with Palle Bo, The Radio Vagabond   Related Videos:  8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] What I Dislike About Living Abroad Top 10 Best Things About Living Abroad   Audio Recorder: Zoom H2n Handheld Recorder Browse Kristin's Amazon store    Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ....................................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Lakshay, Fred, Richard, Timothy, RZ, Craig, Heather, Erik, Karen, Scott, Michael, Isaac, Mike, Yasmine, Erick, Bronwyn, Yozhik, Gary R, Ron, Gary, Ray, Annie, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, and Stephen.  Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ....................................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/20/202132 minutes, 12 seconds
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Quitting Your Job To Start an Online Business With Mitko From That Remote Life

Learn how to start an online business and live life as a digital nomad (even if you dropped out of college, quit your job, and have no business experience). Guest, Mitko Karshovski is a serial entrepreneur, traveler, and the Host of That Remote Life, a fellow podcast focused on helping people become location independent. Mitko has been a digital nomad since 2017 and has plenty of experience and insight to share with you all. In Episode 103 of Badass Digital Nomads, Mitko shares his journey of dropping out of college to become an entrepreneur and eventually travel the world. He highlights how he gained experience and skills in starting and growing a business, why it’s helpful to hire a coach, and what he’s learned from interviewing over 100 people on his podcast.  Mitko and Kristin discuss their candid thoughts on Tim Ferriss’ concept of mini retirements, why companies should stop hedging and embrace remote work, and how the COVID pandemic will change global immigration patterns over the upcoming years. At the end, they share top travel trips and destinations you should visit in Bulgaria. Tune in to hear Kristin and Mitko rap on what the future of work will be like and learn expert advice and tips for creating an online business that will allow you to work from anywhere!    TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Dropping out of college to become an entrepreneur and digital nomad. Tips for starting an online business in 2021. Overcoming fear and uncertainty with starting an online business. The benefits of hiring a business coach as an entrepreneur. How to gain entrepreneurial skills and make money remotely. Using travel to find your tribe. Remote work and immigration. Taking mini retirements as a way to test your goals. The biggest takeaways from starting a podcast and interviewing over 100 guests. The strongest motivator for companies to pivot to remote work. What Mitko’s Six-Figure Nomad Community is all about. Bulgaria Travel Tips: Including top destinations to visit and the average cost of living.    QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you drop out of college? What job did you quit to become a digital nomad? What steps did you take to become a full-time digital nomad? What advice do you have for other people who have no idea what to do in life? What was the first place you went when you became nomadic? Did your anxiety and uncertainty decrease after adopting a location independent lifestyle? What motivated you to start a podcast? And much more!   RESOURCES Online Banking:  Open a Wise Account (formerly TransferWise):  https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/wise  Podcasts:  100th Episode: Traveling with Kristin Interview on Travel, Life, and Becoming a Digital Nomad That Remote Life Interview with Phil Libin, Founder of Evernote  The Naval Podcast Books: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Videos:  What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries Bulgaria Cost-of-Living Guide Bulgaria Digital Nomad Lifestyle Bulgaria €150/Month Apartment in Bansko Tim Ferriss’ Ted Talk: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals Remote Job and Startup Job Search Tool: Angel List Articles: 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely Purdue Study on Income and Happiness  Places to Visit in Bulgaria: Sofia Varna Sozopol Nessebar Plovdiv Veliko Tarnovo Bansko Connect with Mitko:  Listen to That Remote Life Podcast That Remote Life’s Website Mitko’s Instagram Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ....................................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohzik, Annie, Ray, Ron, and Henry Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ....................................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/13/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle – Does It Live Up to the Hype?

After dreaming (and researching) about becoming a digital nomad for years, Darren Lamison-White quit his job to "make the leap." Now, he’s finally able to work from anywhere! Darren has spent 2020 working remotely in IT and cybersecurity for a private investment bank from places like Croatia and Tulum, Mexico. In this episode, Kristin and Darren sit down over a bottle of wine to discuss how he was able to make that transition, how his life has changed since he traded the office for the beach, and the pros and cons of living in Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Is Tulum worth the hype? What is it really like living there? What are the accommodations and cost-of-living like? How do digital nomads deal with slow WIFI, infrastructure issues, and power outages? Do you need permanent residency to live in Mexico or can you stay forever with just a tourist visa/passport stamp? And most importantly, what’s better – tequila or mezcal? (Kidding!) Tune in today to find out if Tulum lives up to its Instagram fame or if it’s overrated. Also learn some of Darren’s top tips and lessons learned from his first year as a full-time digital nomad, plus where he plans to go next and why.   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Tulum, Mexico isn’t the best destination for digital nomads. Perpetual Tourism vs. Permanent Residency in Mexico. Why it’s not necessary to open a bank account in Mexico. What a day in the life of a Tulum Digital Nomad looks like. How Darren’s experience as a digital nomad changed his life and his perspective of the world. How to make life-long friends while traveling. How to fit in better like a local abroad. The #1 lesson Darren learned from transitioning to a digital nomad lifestyle. Darren’s future travel plans for 2021. The best place to live in Portugal (aka the next Bali or Tulum!).   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you get started with the digital nomad lifestyle? What was your motivation for becoming a digital nomad? How many countries have you traveled to and returned to since starting to work remotely? Why is Tulum, Mexico trending right now? Does it make sense for remote workers to move to Tulum? Tulum versus Playa del Carmen – which is better to live in? What are the accommodations and cost of living like in Tulum?   What types of people fit in with the culture of Tulum compared with Playa del Carmen? Has your lifestyle of travel supported your professional skills and your role at your company?  What do you think your purpose is in life? What are you striving for?   RESOURCES Online Banking: Wise (formerly TransferWise):  https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/wise  Revolut: https://www.revolut.com/en-US Book: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Videos: The Best Places to Live in Portugal What It's Like Living in Japan as an American  Why I Left Costa Rica After 8 Years Living in Argentina as an American Living in Buenos Aires (Cost of Living) Food Delivery Service in Tulum and Playa del Carmen: Tomato.mx Playa Now  Internet Speed Testing Tool: SpeedTest.net  Destinations Mentioned: Playa Guiones, Costa Rica Nosara Yoga Institute Amsterdam, Netherlands Anne Frank House Buenos Aires, Argentina Nomad Hub Palermo Neighborhood WeWork BsAs Nomad Cruise Brazil   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Guest, Darren:  Facebook Instagram   Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   ......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohzik, Annie, Ray, and Ron Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin   .......................................................................................................   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
4/6/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Where To Start in Pursuing a Location-Independent Lifestyle

Welcome to Part 2 of Kristin's interview for the 100th episode of Badass Digital Nomads. Kristin was interviewed by listener Jeremiah, who asks questions about where to start as a beginner pursuing a location independent lifestyle.  Learn tactics on transitioning from a traditional to a remote career, the different ways to make an online income while you travel, how to take action when you feel stuck, and advice for if you feel you're "too late" to travel, live abroad, change careers, or start working for yourself.  Are you feeling blocked in your journey to becoming a digital nomad? Not sure where to start? Curious about Kristin's background? Tune in to learn from Kristin's experiences and hear her candid thoughts on the best ways to start working toward a location independent lifestyle and what she would do differently.  TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The process of becoming a digital nomad from the beginning. How Kristin made money online during her first few years of traveling. Misconceptions about living and working abroad. How to overcome perfectionism, procrastination, and analysis paralysis. The best way to accomplish large, intimidating tasks and projects. How doing inner work and self-development can help you take action on your goals.    QUESTIONS KRISTIN ANSWERED: What type of plan do you need to become a digital nomad?  What are the challenges of making money as a digital nomad? Do you need to have passive income to travel full-time? What traditional jobs did you work at the beginning of your nomadic lifestyle? How old were you when you became an entrepreneur and then started working remotely? How does someone start making an income remotely? Where in the world should I move as a digital nomad? Is it a good idea to start with a short trip before traveling full-time? Knowing what you know now, what advice would you have for digital nomads?      RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  Open an international account with Wise and get your first transfer up to £500 free (Kristin's affiliate link) Apply to join Kristin's Digital Nomad Academy  Contact Kristin at: [email protected] Join Patreon and support the podcast Like the podcast? Buy Kristin a Coffee ☕️   More Resources: Podcasts: Listen to the first half of this interview: Episode 100  James Clear on The Daily Stoic Book Recommendations:  Atomic Habits The One Thing   ......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohzik, and Ron!   My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021 - You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
3/30/202157 minutes, 56 seconds
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Traveling with Kristin Interview on Travel, Life, and Becoming a Digital Nomad (100th Episode Special)

100th episode of Badass Digital Nomads! A podcast listener interviews Kristin from Traveling with Kristin on who the heck she is, how she started traveling, how she affords her lifestyle, and how she became a digital nomad. Plus, her advice for how you can achieve your goals of location independence.   About:  In this episode, a fellow Badass Digital Nomads listener (Jeremiah Bradshaw) puts Kristin in the hot seat to answer all of his questions about becoming a digital nomad, her entrepreneurial background, and her personal life! Accompany Jeremiah as he explores his skepticism of how achievable a digitally nomadic lifestyle really is and diagnoses Kristin's true motivation behind becoming a full-time digital nomad.  Jeremiah asks questions that dig deep into Kristin's background, both in entrepreneurship and in her personal life, to uncover many things that you might also be wondering about her.  Enjoy this candid discussion on the reality of living and working abroad, the challenges and misconceptions that come with this lifestyle, and how you can start working towards a lucrative life of location independence.  Dying to know more about Kristin and why she chose to live this lifestyle for the long run?  Tune in to hear Kristin riff on things like:  Is the digital nomad lifestyle in Southeast Asia a mental and financial trap? Should you be skeptical about the reality of attaining a digital nomad lifestyle? Why did Kristin start making content about being a digital nomad?  How does she afford to travel so much?  How has she been traveling and living abroad full-time since she was 17?  How did she learn Spanish?  What's the best way to learn a foreign language? Does becoming a digital nomad mean you have to make less money?    MORE QUESTIONS KRISTIN ANSWERED: What were your first memories of traveling? How did you afford to travel?  How many countries have you been to?  Was there anything else in your early life that evoked a response in you the way travel did? When you became an adult and started taking trips on your own, did your desire to travel more happen organically? How many years have you lived outside of the United States? Is it uncommon to spend as long in the US as you are right now? When did you start traveling and living internationally? What is it like to learn a new language in a foreign country? How many countries have you been to? What’s the biggest appeal of Southeast Asia? Do you have any negative thought patterns that you’ve had to overcome?   RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  Open an international account with Wise and get your first transfer up to £500 free (Kristin's affiliate link) Apply to join Kristin's Digital Nomad Academy  Give feedback or recommend a guest on Badass Digital Nomads (Survey) Contact Kristin at: [email protected] Join Patreon and support the podcast Like the podcast? Buy Kristin a Coffee   More Resources: Podcasts:  Listen to the second half of this conversation next week: Episode 101 (stay tuned for the link) Johnny FD Travel Like a Boss Episode with Charles Ngo The Tim Ferriss Show with Steven Pressfield Loneliness While Traveling Remote Work Burnout US Taxes for Digital Nomads   Videos:  What it’s like living in Japan My Story: How I Became a Digital Nomad Costa Rica for Digital Nomads Day in the Life of a Travel Vlogger in Costa Rica What it’s like living in the US after living abroad What I Love About Living Abroad What I Hate About Living Abroad   Other Resources Mentioned:  Where Kristin Learned Spanish: Conversa Institute Costa Rica The Best Costa Rican Coffee: Britt Foreign-earned Income Exclusion (US Taxes) Walt Disney World Orlando, FL A Small World Ride Epcot Center, Orlando Griswold Family Vacation Movie University of Central Florida Business Administration Studying Abroad: Griffith University Australia Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholarship Kristin as a surfer: Queen of the Waves and Poker Refugees (NSSA National Champion) PanAm Airlines (where Kristin’s grandparents’ worked) Kristin Wilson Surfline A Day In My Life as a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur House San Diego   Destinations:  Italy Trip: Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Amalfi Rosarito, Mexico Bansko, Bulgaria Norway Japan Australia Thailand Movie: Office Space https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/  .......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohzik, and Ron!   My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021 - You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.     
3/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Make Any Business Location-Independent

Wondering how to convert your brick-and-mortar business into an online business? In today's episode, we explore how to approach the challenge of transitioning from a traditional business model to one you can operate from anywhere in a location independent lifestyle.    Guest, Matt Bowles, is the Founder of Maverick Investor Group and Host of The Maverick Show, a podcast that highlights real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and world travelers. Matt is no stranger to Badass Digital Nomads and he’s back to talk about how to make any business remote.   Matt first shares his story of how he became a digital nomad after getting fired from his job at a non-profit. He then explains how he taught himself real estate investing and ultimately came up with the idea for a related location-independent business, including how he found his business partners and started from nothing.   He also shares examples of how to apply his strategy to different industries and shares several inspiring stories of other location independent career paths, most of which you probably haven’t even thought of before!   Finally, he speaks on the current climate of the real estate industry and details the most affordable and passive way to invest in real estate in 2021 with no prior experience.    Sick of being tied down to your town? Tune in to learn how you can break free from the 9-5 grind, even in a job that’s not traditionally “nomadic.”   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Kristin and Matt’s favorite travel destinations and tips How travelers and digital nomads have responded to the pandemic restrictions How to design a remote business model from scratch Creating a location independent, online real estate brokerage business in an industry that is traditionally brick-and-mortar Real examples of people transforming traditional business models into location independent businesses Shifting your mindset and overcoming fear around switching to remote work Mitigating risk in running a location independent business Questions to ask yourself to fuel your entrepreneurial mindset Real estate trends in 2021   RESOURCES Get your first transfer up to £500 free with a Wise international account (My affiliate link) Travel Spots: St. Emilion, France Sao Paolo, Brazil Related Podcast Episodes – Badass Digital Nomads: How to Create Passive Income & a Location Independent Business w/ Matt Bowles One of the First Digital Nomads from Africa: Agnes Nyamwange Related Maverick Show Podcast Episodes: #5: Jennifer Magee on Running an Architectural Design Company While Traveling the World #13: Daraja Asili on Getting Over 100,000 Paying Customers Per Year to Attend Your Live Events #28: Colin Randall on Producing A-List Music Venues #34: Lydia Baikalova on Running a Wedding Photography Business Remotely #67: How to Produce a High-Quality Podcast #102: Val Schrock on Co-Founding Maverick Investor Group Book: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Videos Mentioned on Traveling with Kristin: Living in Japan as a Foreigner [Weird Japan Things] What I Love About Living Abroad The Challenges of Living Abroad Cost of Living in Spain   CONNECT WITH MATT BOWLES:  Website:  https://www.themaverickshow.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbowlesmaverick/  Free Resources: The Maverick Show Behind The Scenes Free Report: Real Estate Investing For Digital Nomads Webinar: Minimalist Packing   .......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, and Lakshay!   My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021 - You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.     
3/16/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 23 seconds
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What I Hate About Living Abroad

In this podcast, I talk about what I hate (more like strongly dislike) about living abroad while sharing stories and examples of how moving to a foreign country has challenged me, caused me to miss out on important events back home, and has made me feel like an outsider. I speak on my experience struggling with cultural adaptations, dating, dealing with homesickness, and so much more.   In all honesty, living abroad isn’t always a magical, euphoric part of life. Traveling comes with many challenges and difficulties! There’s always going to be bumps in the roads, so it’s important to prepare for them if you can.    The insights and challenges I share with you in this podcast will help you in preparing to live abroad. Although there will be challenges to overcome, the positive aspects of moving to a foreign country greatly outweigh the negatives.   For the best things about living abroad, be sure to listen to Episode 97 of Badass Digital Nomads (if you haven’t already), where I explain everything I love about living abroad!    TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The worst thing about living abroad: Physical distance/separation from friends and family (homesickness) FOMO and missing life events (birthdays, weddings, babies, etc.)  The hard work it takes to maintain relationships back home Saying goodbye and making new friends that you won’t see for long  The difficulty of dating as an expat living abroad The struggle of fitting in and feeling like an outsider The possibility of experiencing discrimination or racism Steep learning curves and frustrations that come with moving to new places Getting ripped off, scammed, and stolen from frequently in foreign countries Language barriers and communication difficulties Being asked about politics and becoming the spokesperson for your country Paying U.S. taxes when you’re not living in the U.S. Confusing or losing your sense of self   RESOURCES Get your first transfer up to £500 free with a Wise international account (My affiliate link) Videos: The Worst Things About Living Abroad The Best Things About Living Abroad How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years What It’s Like Being a Foreigner in Japan (Asian Boss) Living in Japan as a Foreigner - Weird Things I Noticed (Traveling with Kristin) Podcasts: What I Love About Living Abroad US Taxes for Digital Nomads w/ IRS Enrolled Agent Grace Taylor Nomad List Country Rankings and Safety Metrics   .......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael J, Issac, George, Mike M., Yasmine, Heather, Bronwyn, and Cynthia.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
3/9/202141 minutes, 10 seconds
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What I Love About Living Abroad

Living abroad takes the many benefits of travel to a whole new level. But there’s much so more to the expat lifestyle than posting a sweet Instagram photo.   Living abroad is one of the best life experiences you can have. In this two-part episode, I list the Top Ten Things I Love About Living Abroad (and think you’ll love, too!).    Living abroad helps you give less f*cks while boosting your sense of self-confidence, strengthening your resilience, and providing a more open-minded perspective of the world.   If you’re curious about what it’s really like to live abroad or if you just want to hear from a fellow expat who relates to you, this episode will provide the insights and real talk you’re looking for.    Throughout, I share stories and examples of how travel has helped me gain a broader perspective, taught me valuable lessons, and expanded my mind (along with my network of friends).   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How travel unlocks and stimulates your senses Why you become more present and mindful when experiencing a new place Endless options for fun + Seeing every part of life as an adventure Increasing your drive to meet new people and to meet people of diverse cultures The inevitable personal growth and development you go through while traveling Travel as the best form of education How living abroad boosts confidence and resilience Developing a keen eye for BS and scams (aka becoming street smart) Having a deeper connection to humanity and planet Earth + The impacts of climate change Becoming aware of how history repeats itself  More quality, memorable time with friends and family The benefits of living and studying abroad when applying for a job + Integrating travel experience with your work Opportunities for sharing your knowledge and stories with other people Less stuff = more happiness!   Listen to Part 2 of this podcast: What I Hate About Living Abroad   RESOURCES Get your first transfer up to £500 free with a Wise international account. (My affiliate link) Video: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years Podcast: How To Overcome Your Fear of Anything w/ Mike Corey Other:  David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Britannica: How Your Brain Processes Information   (PS: Stay tuned for next week when I share What I Hate About Living Abroad.)    .......................................................................................................   Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael J, Issac, George, Mike M., Yasmine, Heather, and Cynthia.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
3/2/202142 minutes, 17 seconds
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How To Make $10K/Mo as a Digital Nomad Copywriter in Budapest

After struggling with addiction and overdosing in college, Francis Nayan decided to take a job teaching English in Europe. Unfortunately, the pay wasn’t very good ($800 per month). But luckily, Francis stumbled upon a meet-up group for foreigners in Budapest, Hungary where he met digital nomads making money online for the first time. Fast-forward a couple years and Francis now makes $100K+ per year a freelance email copywriter and content strategist. In this podcast, Francis and Kristin give testimony to how simple it can be to start making money online and leading a lifestyle of location independence. Francis shares how he got started in the online business world, the benefits of how expat meetups can help you meet people abroad, and how he got his first big client as a freelancer.  He explains his concept of “laptop before lifestyle” and shares some of his favorite productivity hacks. Francis also gives a ton of recommendations for things to do in Hungary and offers advice for those in recovery from addiction who are striving for freedom.  If you’re interested in learning how to make an income as a copywriter to fund a location independent lifestyle, this episode is packed with valuable resources and insights that will help you achieve that!   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Francis chose to live and work remotely in Mexico and Hungary. How he learned to write copy and start a freelance copywriting business. How his studies in anthropology and archaeology helped him as a writer and a world traveler. The unique benefits of expat and digital nomad meetups, like International Meeting Point. How to go from making dollars off Upwork to getting big clients and big paychecks. The various ways writers can make money online. The reality of living and working remotely. Advice on dealing with temptation in addiction recovery. The simple productivity/remote work tool Francis can’t live without.  Budapest Travel Tips: Recommended sights to see  Restaurants to visit The best co-working spaces in Budapest   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What are the different income streams you have and how did you set those up? What are some recommended resources for aspiring freelance writers? What do you wish you had known before becoming a full-time digital nomad? Could you ever see yourself going back to working a traditional 9-5 job? What are your favorite places you’ve traveled to for leisure and for work? How much does your Airbnb in Mexico cost? What traditional food dishes should people try when they travel to Hungary? And much more!   RESOURCES Get your first £500 transfer free when you open a new account with Transferwise.  International Meeting Point - Budapest Upwork The Copywriter Club Ket Szerecsen - Budapest Related Podcasts: Badass Digital Nomads Episodes on How to Make Money Writing and Blogging: Tom Kuegler Anthony Moore John Gorman Ayo the Author Founder of Cardplayer Lifestyle Other podcasts with Francis:  The Prime Life Podcast #44 Memoirs of a Former Addict w/ Francis Nayan The Copywriter Club Podcast #213 Forging Better Habits  w/ Francis Nayan     CONNECT WITH FRANCIS:  E-Book: The Click Rate Code Francis Nayan's Website  Francis Nayan’s Instagram   .......................................................................................................   Support Kristin and the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
2/23/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Create and Monetize a Personal Brand in the Age of Remote Work

Technology and the pandemic have changed society as we knew it – ushering in a time of unpredictability and flux. Change is here, causing many people to shift their priorities, question their roles in society, and re-design their plans in life.     If you’ve been questioning if “the system” is working for you while struggling to redefine your dreams and goals while finding new ways to support yourself, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the tools now exist for you to not only learn how to not only get by, but to thrive by leveraging and monetizing your unique passions and strengths.   This episode of Badass Digital Nomads is about how your personal story and expertise can be key in succeeding in the remote economy.   Listen for tips on figuring out which remote jobs best suit you and your skills, how to face the challenges of shifting to full-time remote work, and the many opportunities that come from being a content creator and digital nomad. I also offer advice on how to help more people with less work (especially if you’re a coach) and how to differentiate yourself from other content creators.    Do you want to create a personal brand, expand your personal network, hone your skills, and experience more creative and financial freedom?   Tune in to learn why now is the best opportunity to create and monetize your personal brand and how to take the first steps – whether you’re an employee, freelancer, or entrepreneur.   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What my digital nomad life has looked like up until today Why I decided to stay in one place during the pandemic Where to find high-paying remote work The challenges of shifting towards making money online  How to turn $1 into $10k Monetizing your personal brand on YouTube, Medium, Instagram, and other social media platforms The endless opportunities for networking and growth as a content creator How to take back the power of the media and become your own media company Differentiating yourself from other content creators How to work less and help more people   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Story2021 Digital Content Masterclass Series Book: Digital Nomad Videos: Four Things Digital Nomads Need to Succeed How to Create a Digital Nomad Relocation Plan  My Favorite Medium Writers: Niklas Göke Anthony Moore Listen to Anthony's Episode of Badass Digital Nomads on Building a Writing Career John Gorman Listen to John's Episode of Badass Digital Nomads on Overcoming Depression and Getting Your Dream Job  Tom Kuegler Listen to Tom's Episode of Badass Digital Nomads on How to Make Money Blogging Online Ayodeki Awosika Listen to Ayo's Episode of Badass Digital Nomads on How to Make 5-Figures per Month Writing on Medium Digital Nomad Resources:  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing TransferWise Borderless Bank Account Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael J, Derek, Issac, George, Mike M., Yasmine, Heather, and Cynthia.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
2/16/202136 minutes, 23 seconds
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How To Make Money From a Sailboat With No Experience

Wondering how to make money from a sailboat - even if you've never done it before? This podcast will explain how it's possible. Learn how sailing digital nomad, Erin Carey, quit her government job of 17 years to start her first online business – a Public Relations agency for digital nomads and adventure travelers. But, that's not all - she also did it from a sailboat with her husband and three kids!   After having built an online business from scratch with zero previous experience, Erin is here on Badass Digital Nomads to share her unique journey and tips with you.   In this podcast, Erin talks about why she and her husband decided to quit their jobs and learn how to sail. She explains how they came up with their “escape plan” to sail the world full time and how they manage to support themselves while sailing the world with their kids. Throughout the episode, she shares simple, yet tangible and actionable strategies for how you can make money remotely in a way that aligns with your personality and desired lifestyle.    She also shares what it’s like to live on a boat with three boys under the age of 12, how she makes friends in the sailing community, and the challenges and inconveniences that come with boat life.   At the end of the podcast, she shares how she gets her digital nomad clients and discloses the most effective ways to pitch yourself or your business to get featured in media outlets.    Although Erin notes that living on a boat isn’t just about sunbathing and piña coladas (it’s a full-time job!), she explains why the hardships are well worth the sacrifice.   Kristin and Erin also contemplate why an easy life is not necessarily a better life. They weigh the pros and cons that come with taking the path of least resistance in modern day society versus pursuing a life of adventure and experiences that result in stories to last a lifetime.   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The documentary that inspired Erin and her husband to learn to sail and move onto a boat with their three kids. Strategies for learning how to make money online with zero experience. How to work up the courage to quit your day job and why it’s okay to go back to it if you need to save money and try again. How Erin and her husband had to hustle for money after being robbed in Bali. The exhaustion of boat life and the temptation of staying on land for the comfort and ease. What it’s like to be part of the sailing and digital nomad communities. The power of manifestation, synchronicities, and focusing on your intentions. Erin’s favorite travel destinations and what’s on her itinerary for 2021. Tips for pitching yourself to media outlets. How to get 50% off your first month of PR services from Roam Generation!   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How did you transition from working in the corporate world to living on a boat and working remotely? How did you learn to sail? How do you meet people while sailing?  What kind of boat do you have and why did you choose it? Where have you sailed and which destinations are you sailing to next?  What tools do you use to run your online business? How do you receive payments online from clients? How do you get fast WiFi on a boat?   And much more!   RESOURCES Documentary: Maiden Trip Sailing SV Delos Books: The Artist’s Way The Right to Write Podcasts: Badass Digital Nomads Episode with Sailing Ruby Rose Badass Digital Nomads Episode with Mike Corey Travel Like a Boss Episode with Charles Ngo  Accounting Software: FreshBooks, Wave Payment Platforms: Stripe, PayPal, TransferWise WiFi/Data: SkyRoam, Google Fi  Podcasting Equipment: Blue Snowball Microphone Audio-Technica Microphone Podcast Equipment (Amazon) Apple Watch Minimalist Remote Work Equipment (Amazon) Kristin on House Hunters International Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad CONNECT WITH ERIN: Visit her website Roam Generation on Instagram Roam Generation on Facebook Read about their journey on Sailing to Roam ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons! Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Derek, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Tim, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Teklordz, Shawn, and Walt.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.       
2/9/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 28 seconds
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How I See the U.S. After 15 Years Abroad (EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION)

How I see the US after living abroad as an expat for 15+ years: The pros, cons, and reverse culture shock I've experienced. This podcast is the full, uncut version of a video I published on YouTube last week. It includes topics not included in the video, like:  Dating in the U.S. Safety and Violence Commercialism and Chain Stores/Restaurants And More   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Videos: How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15+ Years [CULTURE SHOCK] Living in Bulgaria as an Expat Living in Amsterdam as an Expat Living in Portugal as an Expat Blog: "Dating Abroad as a Digital Nomad" Travel insurance and banking for digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers: Travel Insurance with SafetyWing TransferWise Borderless Bank Account Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my current 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael J, Derek, and Issac, George, and Mike M.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
2/2/202150 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Overcome Your Fear of Anything With BBC Travel’s Mike Corey

Learn how to overcome your deepest fears, find happiness, and achieve your dream career and lifestyle with Mike Corey, Host of The BBC Travel Show and YouTube’s Fearless and Far.    Five years ago, Mike made the decision to quit his safe and secure (but boring) job to pursue his dream of making travel videos. His choice paid off and now he’s here to share how he did it so you can, too.    In this episode of Badass Digital Nomads, Mike and Kristin break down the mindset shifts required to overcome the different fears holding you back from pursuing a lifestyle beyond the mainstream. They also speak on the challenges of full-time travel, especially during COVID, and discuss why the world’s most dangerous countries are actually much safer than you’d think!    At the end of the interview, Kristin asks Mike two questions he's never been asked on a podcast before. Then, he shares his candid thoughts on travel versus luxury tourism, the best off-the-radar countries he’s been to in the world (out of 80+ countries), and few times that he truly felt his life was in danger while traveling (like that one time, at a Mexican fireworks festival...)    If you’re determined to overcome what's been holding you back,  uncover the best version of yourself, and get a major dose of travel inspiration, buckle in for the ride and let's do this!   (Warning: Explicit Content)   "The cave you fear to enter hides the treasure that you seek." - Joseph Campbell   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The quickest way to get un-stuck in life. Why looking dumb is the first step at being badass at something. How to boost your serotonin by doing hard things.  Where Mike traveled during the pandemic and the differences he noticed in those countries compared to before.  How COVID and masks have changed how people communicate through travel.  The harmful effects of fear and the news/mainstream media on society and our collective consciousness. How Mike chooses which countries to go to and what to do there. Why he buried himself in the sand for 24 hours in the Philippines. Mike’s experience exploring body suspension. How to shift your mindset and embrace your fears to achieve immense growth. Advice for people who want to quit their safe and secure job to pursue something riskier. The power of “f*ck you money”. Why Mike dislikes high-end, luxury travel. The true impact humans have on our planet and the small things we can do to help save it. The difficulties and negative aspects of traveling full-time. Mike’s experience at the Bulls of Fire Fireworks Festival in Mexico. The most underrated and safest countries to travel to. Mike’s favorite neighborhood in Mexico City and the story behind the Mexican Flag.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What has it been like to travel during the pandemic? Is it irresponsible to travel during COVID-19? What are the most dangerous countries to go to? Why is Stoicism an important part of the life of a jet-set traveler? Is fear a signal that we’re on the right or wrong path? How do you cope with the loneliness of traveling solo full-time? Have you ever regretted a decision you made in your travels or felt like you put yourself in too much danger? Which countries do you keep going back to? What are your travel plans for 2021? How has your perspective the status quo lifestyle changed since coming back to Canada after years of traveling?    SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Book:  The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday David Attenborough: How to Save our Planet Kristin’s Article: 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely Kristin's Article on The Daily Stoic: "A Stoic Guide To Climate Change" Kristin's Interview with Rolf Potts, Author of Vagabonding Kristin on Stoicism:  What is Stoicism?  How To Live the Last Day of Your Life How To Be a Better Person Today is a Perfect Day to Start Over Travel Massive Quetzalcoatl’s Nest Airbnb in Mexico  Two things all digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers need: Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad     TRAVEL DESTINATIONS MENTIONED:  Mexico Yemen Turkmenistan Pakistan Angel Falls, Venezuela Mauritania Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Catanduanes, Philippines Sulawesi, Indonesia   FEARLESS AND FAR VIDEOS:  Mike Burying Himself in Sand for 24 Hours  Bulls of Fire Mexico Fireworks Festival Suspending His Body by Hooks    CONNECT WITH MIKE: Fearless and Far website Fearless and Far on Instagram Fearless and Far on YouTube The Travel Show on BBC   ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael, Derek, and Issac.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
1/26/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 37 seconds
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How To Overcome Loneliness While Traveling

Loneliness is something I’m asked about frequently. It's intimidating to set off on an adventure without knowing how long you’re going to be traveling for or when you'll be "home." And, with the current pandemic conditions forcing many of us into a space of solitude, there’s never been a better time to speak on the topic of loneliness.   In this episode, I talk about how we can cope with feeling alone and endure the absence of human connection and adventure, as well as how to cultivate peace of mind.   Solo travel has helped me become comfortable with my own company and I would like to share a few lessons I’ve learned about loneliness with you, along with a few personal stories from my travels and tips for how to embrace loneliness rather than fear it.    If we change our perspective and mindset around being alone, we can learn to turn it into a positive state of being, focusing on presence, gratitude, and fearlessness. Just as travelers are curious about the world and the unknown, we must stay curious about our feelings!   Are you hesitant to become a digital nomad or travel by yourself for fear of feeling lonely? Trust me, you’re not the only one… Fortunately, those brief moments of loneliness that everyone encounters are always outweighed by long-lasting moments of immense joy, awe, and aliveness you feel while traveling the world.    TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The various definitions of loneliness (and if they're accurate) The sense of self that is uncovered through travel The difference between loneliness and being alone Solitude and solitary confinement? (It's all in our heads) Tips for shifting your mindset around loneliness and alone time What happens when we resist loneliness and what happens if we embrace it The connection that comes from moments of solitude The possibility of feeling lonely while surrounded by other people Stories from my travels about finding balance between feeling loneliness and contentment How to cope with loneliness in healthy ways How your connection to the world changes once you become a digital nomad How full-time travelers feel about loneliness   *Two things all digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers need:*  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account   RESOURCES Podcast: Sailing Ruby Rose Episode Medium Blog: The Paradox of Loneliness in the Digital Nomad Lifestyle   ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, Michael, Derek, and Issac.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021! You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
1/19/202130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sailing the World With Sailing Ruby Rose

Nick Fabbri and Terysa Vanderloo of Sailing Ruby Rose are the first sailing couple to come on Badass Digital Nomads podcast! After leaving their careers as a dentist and a paramedic in London behind, Nick and Terysa set off to sail the world and never looked back.   In this podcast, they share the details of their original plan and what they've learned from three years at sea.   They talk about what happens after you've had enough sunsets and rum punches - and how they came to realize that they craved more connection, community, and mentally stimulating work to balance out their lifestyle of complete freedom.    They also describe the many cool features of their boats, Ruby Rose and Ruby Rose 2, the highs and lows of living life on the sea, and the lessons they’ve learned while exploring the globe.    They also talk about detoxing from social media, practicing mindfulness, and the courage it takes to step outside of your comfort zone, take risks, and learn new skills to support yourself from anywhere.   If you’re interested in learning how to fund your travels while living on a boat full-time, you’ll certainly benefit from listening to this conversation with Nick and Terysa. As they say, life is about expressing yourself, sharing your story with the world, and connecting with others along the way!   TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Nick and Terysa were drawn to the sailing lifestyle. How to overcome the lack of knowledge that holds people back from pursuing a nomadic lifestyle of full-time travel. The benefits and challenges of living on a sailboat. How society keeps us tethered to a certain work/life structure and what it takes to break free from the shackles of society. The defining characteristics it takes to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks. How to cope with experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness - even when you’re living a freedom lifestyle. The importance of staying in a country long enough to establish a community or friend circle and learn the local culture. What to do after the initial excitement of travel wears off.  How they learned how to make YouTube videos and how they come up with ideas for content. Their candid thoughts on quality vs. quantity when it comes to content creation. Why they transitioned from a monohull to a catamaran.  Where they’ve sailed so far and where they plan to travel next. Which countries have the cheapest mobile internet.  The near-death experience Kristin had on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why did you decide to quit your jobs to travel? How do you deal with being far away from friends and family? How did you learn your creative skills, like writing and making videos? How do you support yourselves financially? How do you find fast enough WiFi to work remotely from a boat? What advice would you give your past selves ten years ago? And much more!   RESOURCES Get your first international transfer up to £500 for Free with a TransferWise borderless bank account Book: The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron Documentary: The Social Dilemma Podcast: Interview with Surf Photographer, Jimmy Wilson MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) Curve of Cultural Adaptation Starlink (Internet by Elon Musk) GoogleFi WiFi Dopamine Detox Video   RUBY ROSE SAILING VIDEOS:  Seawind Catamaran Review Video Catamaran Design Playlist   CONNECT WITH SAILING RUBY ROSE:  Follow Nick and Terysa on YouTube Sailing Ruby Rose Website Sailing Ruby Rose Patreon Sailing Ruby Rose Instagram ....................................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Issac, George, Scott, and Michael.    My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021. You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  More Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
1/12/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 47 seconds
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Become a Digital Nomad in 2021 (A Pep Talk)

2021 will be the year of the digital nomad. Don't let another year of your life go by without pursuing your dreams of location independence or full-time travel. - Here's why.  Learn the five most important things you need to become a digital nomad in 2021 and why now is the time to do it!  Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Podcast: 5 Reasons Why 2021 is the Best Time to Become a Digital Nomad Podcast: 8 Skills You Need to Become a Digital Nomad Medium: It's Time for Companies to Embrace Remote Work Medium: The Pandemic Proves That Society Was Wrong About How to Live Life Momentum 2021 Free Online Event (Hopin) Better Humans Publication Book: The Telecommunications-Transportation Tradeoff Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear Video: 10 Ways to Make Money Online Video: Do You Need a Digital Nomad Visa?  Video: Countries That Are Open for Travel Video: Countries Americans Can Travel To Podcast: The Best and Worst Digital Nomad Visas Relocate to a Foreign Country with Orbis Relocation   Two things all digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers need:  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account   SHOUT OUTS:  Today's featured 5-star review is from glossrx from the USA:  Always learning something useful 😊 I found Kristin's podcast in 2020 and it has helped me to stay positive and focused whilst being stuck at home all year. I'm always learning something useful from her and her guests. Once the pandemic subsides, I hope to take what I've learned from this podcast and hit the road again 🌎✈️🏝   --   Thank you to my 2020 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Ervin, Susan, Margaret, Larry, Zhivko, and Darren.   My goal is to create a community of 100 Patrons in 2021. You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  More Info: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
1/5/202133 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Become a Minimalist Digital Nomad

The mainstream perceives a minimalist lifestyle as "extreme" - but is it? Today's podcast explores how the conscious choice to own as little as possible can be the ultimate path to freedom.   Learn how to overcome the three main blocks to becoming a minimalist digital nomad: (1) the decision to sell your stuff and let go of some material possessions, (2) the logistics of what to do with your stuff, and (3) what it means for your future life plan.     Bonus: At the end of this episode, get five tips on becoming more of a minimalist in 2021 to make room for a life of more freedom and travel.    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  What is a minimalist?  What is the difference between a minimalist and an extreme minimalist?  What are the benefits of adopting a minimalist lifestyle?  How do you become a minimalist?  5 tips for becoming more minimalist in 2021   QUOTES:  Cal Newport: “Being unreasonable is a reasonably good way to make your life more interesting.”  Robert Greene: “The time you are alive is the only real possession you have. Everything else can be taken away from you. You can give it away or you can make it your own. You can make each moment count.”  James Clear: "You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems."   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Videos: Dear Matt D'Avella Reaction Video Matt D'Avella "We Sold All Our Stuff"  Matt D'Avella: "Why We Left California"   Resources:  The Obstacle Is the Way Book Travel Like a Boss Podcast: Charles Ngo - Success Mindset and Staying Productive Digital Nomad Budget Templates (Excel) Digital Nomad Packing List My Minimalist Digital Nomad Set-Up Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad   Two things all digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers need:  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account   SHOUT OUTS:  Thank you to my 2020 Patrons! Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Karen, Christine, Erik, Heather, Colin, Craig, RZ, Timothy, James, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Ervin, Susan, Margaret, Larry, Zhivko, and Darren.   You can become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin and see all my YouTube videos first, attend monthly live streams, submit questions for the podcast, and be the first to find out about special offers and guests, as well as the chance to participate in beta programs at free or discounted rates. .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  More Info: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
12/29/202048 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Build an Online Yoga Empire With Handstand Queen, Marysia Do

The world's foremost "handstand queen," Marysia Do, explains how she built a successful online yoga business (with zero technical skills) while traveling the world - including many life lessons and what she's learned through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. At the end of this episode, follow along as Marysia walks us through one of her original "chair yoga" techniques for people who work from home or just sit at a desk a lot!    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS - WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:    ONLINE BUSINESS:  How to create your own job Should you work in your passion or not?  How to build an online business without tech skills How to pivot during the pandemic How to "show up" every day when you don't feel like it How to grow your business through word-of-mouth    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & LIVING ABROAD: Going with the flow versus planning: pros and cons How to find work in a foreign country (Singapore) How to defy racial and cultural stereotypes and fit in abroad Getting deported from Australia How to decide where to travel next   MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH:  Marysia's morning routine to combat burnout How to manage your time and energy as an entrepreneur or world-traveling digital nomad How to deal with problems and panic How to overcome crippling self-doubt The link between Chinese medicine, yoga, and personal development How "endless patience" can be the key to contentment   YOGA:  Teaching yoga in the Middle East and Iran How to get in tune with your body's innate wisdom How Marysia built her Yoga App How Marysia's YouTube channel grew from 5,000 to 45,000 subscribers   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Chair Yoga for Remote Workers Clap Slap Clap Handstand Technique Pool Press to Handstand Handstand Grandma Simon Sinek Dr. Joe Dispenza Marysia's Yoga Retreats   Two things all digital nomads, remote workers, and world travelers need:  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account   CONNECT WITH MARYSIA:  Marysia Do Yoga (Website) Marysia Do Instagram Marysia Do Facebook  Marysia Do YouTube Marysia Do Magic App Apple Store Google Play .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch  More Info: www.badassdigitalnomads.com   Connect with Kristin on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
12/22/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 Reasons Why 2021 Is the Best Time to Become a Digital Nomad

2021 will be the best time in history to become a digital nomad! Here are five reasons why.  Want to become a digital nomad in the upcoming year? Apply for a free strategy call with Kristin to discuss your plans at: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/freecall  If calls are fully booked, email [email protected] for more availability.  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Kristin's Remote Work Amazon Store  Medium: 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely Traveling soon? Make sure you have:  Travel Insurance with SafetyWing A TransferWise Borderless Bank Account .......................................................................................................   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Official Merch    Connect on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
12/15/202033 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Start a Digital Marketing Agency and Crush Facebook Ads

Starting a digital marketing agency is one of the fastest ways to become a digital nomad. Today's guest and founder of Voy Media and the Digital Marketing Fastlane podcast will tell you how.  Plus, what everyone needs to know about Facebook ads, how to start a successful online business in any industry, and the real story behind how Netflix started.  WHAT ELSE YOU'LL LEARN:  How to find your first customers online: Why "if you build it, they will come" doesn't work.  Why you need to learn Facebook ads - especially if you’re a solopreneur or freelancer. How to make a living selling Facebook ads and how much you can charge per month. How to unlock your golden handcuffs: Change your career and ignore sunk costs holding you back. Tips for ranking at the top of Google.  What the most lucrative affiliate industry is.  Pros and cons of running digital agencies How to pitch and land big clients. How to manage creative projects remotely.   Work from home productivity techniques. How to live in Taiwan with the Taiwan Gold Card long-stay visa for remote workers.  Rate this Podcast  Show sponsor: Get 10% off your entire order plus free shipping over $99 at www.thehemphaus.com with promo code TWK10.    EPISODE RESOURCES AND SHOW NOTES Kristin's Remote Work Amazon Store:  Standing Desk and Home Office Set-Up Minimalist Digital Nomad Set-Up Why Facebook's Remote Work Salary Policy is "Barbaric" The Easiest Productivity Hacks You Never Thought Of  Netflix Co-Founder's Book Dot Com Secrets by Russell Brunson Tech Tools & Resources:  Ruby on Rails Job Board Mint.com Wordpress Moz SEO Dropbox Slack Asana Pomodoro Technique Interesting People:  Lost LeBlanc Billy Gene Marketing Richie Norton  Interesting Places:  El Salvador Taiwan Gold Card CONNECT WITH KEVIN: Twitter Voy Media Digital Marketing Fastlane Podcast ....................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN: Book a private consultation Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Apply for a Free Strategy Call for help relocating abroad or becoming a digital nomad   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Buy Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin)   Connect on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group   Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
12/8/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Work Remotely from Iceland for Six Months

What if you had six months to explore Iceland - all while being insanely productive at work? Now, you can with Iceland's new long-stay visa and work permit for digital nomads and remote workers. The Iceland remote work visa is open to citizens of all nationalities. In this podcast, Kristin explains how to qualify for the visa, what the requirements are, and the pros and cons of living in Iceland as an expat or digital nomad. Plus, get insight into what it's like to live at a co-working and co-working space in the remote West Fjords of Iceland. Show sponsor: Get 10% off your entire order plus free shipping over $99 at www.thehemphaus.com with promo code TWK10.  EPISODE RESOURCES AND SHOW NOTES Video: Work Remotely from Iceland Learn more about Iceland's Remote Work Visa: https://work.iceland.is/ Apply here: https://utl.is/images/L-801_Long-term_visa-07.pdf RELATED PODCAST EPISODES:  Coworking and Coliving in Iceland Interview Digital Nomad Visa Pros & Cons ....................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN: Book a private consultation Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin)   Connect on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
12/1/202024 minutes, 10 seconds
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One of the First Digital Nomads From Africa: Agnes Nyamwange

Agnes Nyamwange is one of the first digital nomads from Kenya, Africa. Learn how she accomplished this feat and how you can become a digital nomad, too - even if you're from a developing country. She also shares how she makes money online, how to save money money to travel and score local prices in African countries, tips for solo travelers, how to get cheap co-working and internet at luxury hotels, and much more of what she has learned in her years of traveling the world as a digital nomad. You'll also like this episode if you're interested in how to get a study visa in the US, how to quit your corporate job if you feel burnt out, and how to invent your own digital nomad job. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:  How to become a digital nomad when you’re from a developing country What it's like becoming a digital nomad in Africa How to shift from corporate America to having a location independent business How to heal from work-related burnout How to save money money to travel full-time How safe is solo travel? How to combat discrimination in the workplace and while traveling How to deal with office politics while working remotely How to make friends as a digital nomad How she became featured in a digital nomad documentary ....................................................................................................... Send money from anywhere in the world with Transferwise. Get a free transfer up to £500 at TravelingwithKristin.com/Transferwise.  ........................................................................................................ Travel in Africa and South America: Club scene in Nigeria Where to visit in Kenya Things to do in West Africa Ghana Senegal Ivory Coast Malaga, Spain as a digital nomad and travel destination Bolivia's Cost of Living Travel Hacks like how to save money working from hotel coworking spaces   EPISODE RESOURCES AND SHOW NOTES Roamers Digital Nomad Documentary Movie MBO Partners Study on Digital Nomads Stay at Selina in La Paz, Bolivia Get Google Fi for your phone Nomad Cruise for Digital Nomads Related Podcast Episodes: The Maverick Show Episode 46: Undocumented, Detained and Deported: Becoming a Full-Time Nomad on a Kenyan Passport with Agnes Nyamwange Retire Early on FIRE with Nomad on Fire How to Make Money Blogging with Tom Kuegler How to Make Money Blogging with Anthony Moore Closing the Remote Work Gender Wage Gap with Tortuga Backpacks Travel to Dubai as a Digital Nomad: Burj Khalifa Dubai Dubai Digital Nomad Visa Join the Nomad Cruise   Related videos about the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Nomad Cruise Vlog About the Nomad Cruise Digital Nomads in Santorini, Greece ....................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN: Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees   Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin)   Connect on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/24/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 4 seconds
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On Life, Death, and Coping with Grief

Reflections on life, death, and how to cope with grief, guilt, or regret after the passing of a loved one. Lessons learned from my grandparents, advice from Steve Jobs on how to seize the day, a song to make you think, and quotes from my favorite Stoic philosophers on how to live the good life without fearing death.   Bonus: Questions to ponder from The Daily Stoic Journal: What’s your role in the play of life? Are you prepared for the randomness of fate and luck? What principles will steer you through the flow of change? What will remain when all else passes away? SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Book: The Daily Stoic Journal Article: "A Stoic Response to Grief" Article: "Lessons Learned in 15 Years as a Digital Nomad" Song: Burgs by Mt. Wolf Lyrics Video on YouTube ..................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/17/202057 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Build a Writing Career While Traveling the World With Anthony Moore

Have you ever been stuck in a job you hate? Anthony Moore can relate. Before he found success as a Top 100 Writer on Medium and the author of multiple books, he struggled with depression, addiction, and how to leave his dead-end job at a call center. After burning out, he and his wife quit their jobs to pursue their dream of living abroad in South Korea, where they remained while working full-time on their side hustles and saving money to travel throughout Southeast Asia.  In this podcast, learn how Anthony turned his life around to create the six-figure online business he runs today and how he's managed to generate more money and freedom while working less. TOPICS DISCUSSED: BUILDING A WRITING CAREER WHILE TRAVELING THE WORLD   How to start blogging with no prior writing experience How to motivate yourself to write consistently How to avoid the biggest mistake new writers and bloggers make How to build a writing business: The five main ways Anthony makes money online with writing Exponential Growth: Going from making $10 per year off writing to six-figures per year How to grow your email list to 75,000 subscribers How to get into top publications on Medium How to get featured in mainstream media outlets How to find time for your side hustle while working a job you hate Stop living a life of mediocrity: How to turn your life from ordinary to extraordinary  Living in South Korea: Expat lifestyle and cost-of-living Secret travel destinations to visit in South Korea Self-publishing versus traditional publishing The best books and biographies to inspire you How to stop pitching to work with people and have them pursue you instead SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES Book: What Extraordinary People Know  Book: Wealthy Writers: How to Go Viral, Get Followers, and Get Rich Writing Book: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Book: Dot Com Secrets by Russell Brunson Freelance Writer Starter Package CONNECT WITH ANTHONY Website Medium Show Notes on TravelingwithKristin.com: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/digital-nomad-podcast/medium-writer-anthony-moore  ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/10/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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UK and Europe Lockdowns + How to Move From England to Costa Rica

The UK, France, and Germany are under renewed lockdowns until at least December - here's what that means for travel in and out. Plus - if you're a remote worker stuck under lockdown somewhere, we have some inspiration and tips for how to move abroad to a place like Costa Rica for lower taxes and a better climate, quality of life, and cost of living (without sacrificing access to healthcare).  What you'll learn:  Who can travel in and out of UK  What to do if you have travel booked to Europe in 2020 Details of the lockdowns in UK, Germany, and France - what's opened and closed/what's allowed and not allowed When European countries will reopen again The eight countries approved for travel to the Schengen Zone Benefits of moving from England to Costa Rica: Weight loss/healthier lifestyle Lower cost of living Lower taxes Access to healthcare  Why people live longer in "Blue Zones" like Costa Rica SHOW NOTES AND RESOURCES MENTIONED: Dubai Digital Nomad Visa: https://youtu.be/h3Kdu3C7Ixg Free Remote Jobs Guide: https://www.digitalnomadbootcamp.com/remote-jobs-guide  Blue Zone Costa Rica: https://www.bluezones.com/exploration/nicoya-costa-rica/ Reopen EU Travel Information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en Travel to Europe during Coronavirus Videos: Travel to Europe FAQs: https://youtu.be/XuEeBvArXQk EU Travel Ban Explained: https://youtu.be/Z3aOUWREyAw Countries Who Can Travel to Europe: https://youtu.be/7fRFK6GZX2g UK Lockdown Details:  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/second-lockdown-boris-johnson-announcement-b1481913.html France and Germany Lockdowns: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/europe/europe-new-lockdowns-announced-intl/index.html St. Augustine, Florida (oldest European settlement in the US): https://www.visitstaugustine.com/    Need help changing your travel plans? Contact fellow digital nomad, Fiona Brander, of Travel Pros: https://www.facebook.com/fiona.brander or Instagram @TravelwithFi https://www.instagram.com/travelwith_fi/  ........................................................................................................ money from anywhere in the world with Transferwise. Get a free transfer up to £500 at TravelingwithKristin.com/Transferwise.  ........................................................................................................ Thank you to en2PT for leaving this review on Apple Podcasts:  Aspiring Digital Nomad "Love this podcast! Straight up advice and raw conversations. I came across this podcast randomly." ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH ME Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Me on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
11/4/202024 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote

Find out why US expats abroad have the lowest voter turnout of any demographic in America, despite having the power to swing elections. Learn why US expats are ignored by the government, political pundits, pollsters, and research centers, despite being a voting bloc with the population equivalent of the 11th-largest state in the country.   Plus, learn what the implications will be of remote work on the 2020 election and future election cycles, as well as how remote work will redistribute the American electorate and affect the electoral college map. Also find out: Who US expats voted for in past primaries and national elections (Republicans and Democrats). Why expats vote more liberal than conservative. Why no one knows exactly how many expats live abroad.  Why the US tax code is forcing more Americans abroad to renounce their US citizenship, and what we can do about it.  The many ways you can vote from abroad.    SHOW NOTES AND RESOURCES: Digital Nomad Visas Episode: How to Know If You Need a Digital Nomad Visa - Pros & Cons New - Croatia Digital Nomad Visa Program New - How to Travel to Croatia in 2020-2021 Join Democrats Abroad: https://www.democratsabroad.org/ Join Republicans Abroad: https://republicansoverseas.com/ Rick Steves Travel Video: "Why I'm Voting for Joe Biden" Blog: "For the Love of America, VOTE - And Vote for Joe Biden!" Republican Voters Against Trump YouTube Channel American Abroad: "Trump Has Turned Us Into a Joke" How to Vote Overseas: FVAP: https://www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter Vote from Abroad.org: https://www.votefromabroad.org/ US State Department Absentee Voting Information for US Citizens Abroad: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/voting.html  ........................................................................................................ Thank you to my newest patrons, Heather and Colin! ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH ME Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Me on Social Media:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/27/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 17 seconds
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DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS: Do You Really Need One?

Digital nomad visas have become quite the trend in 2020 as countries look for ways to bolster their economies with remote worker tourists. But are digital nomad visas just hype? How valuable are they? Do the benefits of digital nomad visas outweigh the costs? Most importantly, do you really need one to travel and work online? In this episode, Kristin evaluates the pros and cons of each digital nomad visa and opines about which ones are worth applying for - if any. DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS COVERED: Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Croatia Dubai  Estonia Georgia ........................................................................................................ Send money from anywhere in the world with Transferwise. Get a free transfer up to £500 at TravelingwithKristin.com/Transferwise.  ........................................................................................................ RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFO: Medium: "Digital Nomad Visas Are a 'Thing' Now" Antigua and Barbuda Apply: Nomad Digital Residence Visa Programme Barbados Video: https://youtu.be/BPUQZ8r-YQc Apply: Barbados Welcome Stamp Croatia Video: [coming soon] Info: Total Croatia News Dubai  Video: [coming soon] Apply: Work Remotely in Dubai Estonia Videos:  Estonia Digital Nomad Visa Cost-of-Living in Estonia Apply: Estonia Digital Nomad Visa Georgia About: Remotely from Georgia Programme Apply: https://stopcov.ge/en/Protocol  ........................................................................................................ Thank you to Don Scarcia from the Netherlands for this week's featured review! "Genuine" "There are so many ponzi-scheming DigNoms out there, but Kristin is the real deal! Out of all the fluffed up podcasts in this scene, hers is packed with value from real people, living a real life. She is honest about the hardships, which in itself is very rare these days. If you want to use ‘Badass’ as your non de guerre then you need to be worthy of it. She is." Going somewhere? Get international travel and medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage options:  World Nomads SafetyWing ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron for $5 per month Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/20/202032 minutes, 14 seconds
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8 Essential Skills You Need to Become a Digital Nomad

What types of personal and professional knowledge are important in becoming a digital nomad? What types of skills should you focus on now to achieve success in your personal and professional remote life in the future? And finally, what is the one thing I wish I knew before I became a digital nomad? I answer these questions in today's episode with eight critical skills you can work on acquiring or developing today, whether you work remotely and travel yet or not.   I also explain why I chose each skill, what makes it important, and give a practical tip for how you can better cultivate or apply it in real life.  WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: The 8 most important skills for success in the digital nomad lifestyle, whether you are a remote worker, freelancer, small business owner, entrepreneur, passive income nomad, or retiree.  The best way to communicate when you work remotely.  The Stoic practices that make life a lot easier and more pleasant.  Easy strategies for organizing your life.  My top tip for overcoming procrastination.  The one thing I wish I knew and the main thing I wish I had more of when I first became a digital nomad.  Why you don't need tech skills to become a digital nomad.  Why motivation and discipline don't matter as much as you think.  Supporting stories and anecdotes from life on the road.  RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Last Week's Podcast with Steve Rout on How to Live Your Best Life and Reinvent Yourself at Any Age Grammarly Hemingway App Book: Deep Work by Cal Newport Find more recommended books in my Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/travelingwithkristin  Jocko Wilink The Daily Stoic Meditation & journaling as a daily habit Meditation Resources: Podcast: How to Start a Meditation Habit Podcast: Silent Meditation Course: Insights from Meditating for 100 Hours in 10 Days Medium: "10 Lessons from 800 Days of Meditation" Thank you to Brandon Bufe in my Facebook Group, Badass Digital Nomads, for submitting this question. And thank you to KClarke in Australia for this week's featured review! "Everything you want to know" "Kristin is an amazing host. She has extensive experience as a veteran digital nomad. Her episodes really hone in on what aspiring digital nomads want to know (when you don’t know what you need to know!) and topics and challenges more relevant to veteran nomads. I get so excited when another episode comes out! Definitely check it out!"  Going somewhere? Get international travel and medical insurance with automatic COVID-19 Coverage:  World Nomads SafetyWing ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/13/202045 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Live Your Best Life at Any Age with Entrepreneurial Ski Bum, Steve Rout

Steve Rout is a British journalist, ski bum, tour guide, online marketer, and world traveler. Steve’s long-term travel adventure began in 1982, when he put his successful journalism career on hold to travel the world. After years of traveling to different continents to ski, rock climb, and paraglide, he found himself back in a corporate office, which led to burnout and a mid-life crisis. So, he quit his job, taught himself web design, and has been working for himself from home for the past 19 years, making money online with SEO, marketing, and working as a tour guide in the mountains of Austria. Now 62 years old, Steve continues living life to the fullest and learning new skills every year.  In this episode, we talk about how to “do you” and reinvent yourself at ANY age! If you've ever felt self-conscious or uncertain about pursuing your dreams or leading an unconventional life, this episode is for you! TOPICS DISCUSSED: LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC: How Austria has dealt with covid-19 How the adaptation to pandemic life relates to war times Going through global trauma together Tourism in the Austrian mountains   FROM A CORPORATE CAREER TO WORKING ONLINE: How does Steve monetize his websites? Why he experienced burnout and left his corporate job Why being your own boss is not for everyone   REINVENTING YOURSELF: The reality of the infinite options you have Changing what you’re not happy with and having no regrets Looking for opportunities to work and experience new things Fear of networking The magic of following curiosity and synchronicity LIGHTNING ROUND: Money-saving travel tips Practical business tools and editing software Tips for learning new languages Best spots to visit in Austria   RESOURCES Thomas Alex Norman’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeu0J9A1p87aVUqZkMYF-_g Skyscanner: www.skyscanner.com AppSumo: www.appsumo.com Relay That: https://www.relaythat.com/  Keywords Everywhere: https://keywordseverywhere.com/  Answer the Public: https://answerthepublic.com/  Vegas Pro Editing Software: https://amzn.to/3jCSPvc  Films Mentioned: Before Trilogy Before Sunrise Before Sunset Before Midnight   Recommended Video Equipment: Sony RX100: https://amzn.to/3nkkOlI  Sony RX100 V: https://amzn.to/2Swa4T7  Sony Z-V1 Vlogging Camera: https://amzn.to/2Swa4T7   Travel Destinations in Austria: Salzburg Linz Graz Vienna National Parks Shonbrun Palace Sausage stands Austrain Alps Things to Do & See:  Tyrolean Alps Eagles Trail Walk Voralberg Austrian Tourism Board Website Get Travel Insurance with COVID-19 Coverage:  World Nomads SafetyWing ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad  Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
10/6/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 32 seconds
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Retire Early Aftercast - Biggest Takeaways for Retiring on FIRE

This short "solocast" is to help you absorb and apply the biggest, most important takeaways from the last two podcasts (Episodes 72-73), which were both about how to retire early with passive income and the FIRE method.  Kristin reviews the four most effective ways to achieve your savings goals so you can retire early, how to lower your cost-of-living using geo arbitrage, and what to do once you reach both financial freedom and location independence (answering existential questions).  Plus, learn three important questions to ask yourself before pursuing early retirement.  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Digital Nomad News Minute: (New YouTube Travel Videos) Travel to Colombia Travel to Costa Rica Travel to Thailand Bali Reopening Update NerdWallet: How to Achieve Early Retirement Related Podcast Episodes: How to Retire Early on Fire with Eric Richards of Nomad on Fire How to Retire Before Age 40 with Our Freedom Years New: Now you can leave a review for Badass Digital Nomads Podcast on Apple, Stitcher, Podchaser, or Castbox using one simple link! https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
9/29/202029 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Retire Before 40 (Even If You Have a High Cost-of-Living) with Stephanie and Gillian of Our Freedom Years

After feeling stuck in high-stress corporate jobs, Canadian couple, Stephane and Gillian left Toronto for Singapore, where they lived for the next 7 years. After experiencing burnout again, however, they decided to retire early using the FIRE method - saving up enough money to quit their jobs (again) after just a few years.  Today, they are slow-traveling the world living on passive income as fully-retired digital nomads! Like our guest last week, Eric Richards of Nomad on Fire podcast, Stephanie and Gillian retired before age 40 using the FIRE system. In today's episode, they explain exactly how they did it and how you can do it too! Enjoy this extra perspective on how a different couple with a different life situation was able to achieve the same outcome of financial freedom and location independence.  They also share a lot of practical tips on long-term travel and living as expats in Southeast Asia, Europe, and more.  TOPICS DISCUSSED:    How to quit your corporate job How to create multiple income streams remotely Advice for people who are just starting out in entrepreneurship, saving money, investing, or the digital nomad lifestyle  How to learn new skills later in life EXPAT LIFE: Cost-of-living in Singapore How to find jobs in Singapore with no previous experience or connections Explain what the honeymoon period was like for you as expats in Singapore and when did that stop?  Best and worst parts of living in Singapore as expats  TRAVEL: Top 3 favorite digital nomad destinations How to travel with pets (two dogs) Cost-of-living in Poland Favorite digital nomad destinations Airbnb prices during the coronavirus pandemic What living in Athens, Greece is like during COVID-19 Challenges of traveling together as a couple RETIRING EARLY: How long does it take to save up enough money to retire early on FIRE? How to reduce your cost of living in a place like Singapore - one of the most expensive countries in the world?  Where does their passive income come from?  What is the #1 most effective way to save money for retirement?  LIGHTNING ROUND: Best money-saving travel hack Best travel app Digital bank account Favorite remote work tool Best tip for meeting people abroad Book recommendation for learning how to retire early SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES FIRE Method Get $65 Off Your First Booking on Airbnb Which Countries Can Americans Travel To?:   Video: https://youtu.be/yfyLFJtKqsc Podcast: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/digital-nomad-podcast/where-can-americans-travel  Medium: https://medium.com/digital-nomad-digest/35-countries-americans-can-travel-to-right-now-dec44cacb30   "You Need a Budget" Expenses App HSBC World Elite Mastercard "Our Next Life" Blog (FIRE Lifestyle Inspiration) Get started with the FIRE System CONNECT WITH OUR FREEDOM YEARS Website YouTube Channel Related Episode: How To Retire Early on Fire with Eric Richards of Nomad on Fire ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
9/22/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Retire Early on F.I.R.E. with Eric Richards of Nomad on Fire

Learn how to retire early with the FIRE Method (Financial Independence Retire Early). Eric Richards of Nomad on Fire podcast explains how you can become financially and location-independent even if you're a big spender, new to investing or "bad" at math and budgeting.  You'll also find out the three most effective ways to save money, how to become financially independent while a location-independent digital nomad, the best travel credit cards, what the cost-of-living is in Bali and Medellín, and more. TOPICS DISCUSSED:    Bali reopening and cost-of-living  What is the FIRE method and 4% rule? How much do you need to save to retire early? How long does it take to achieve FIRE? Different approaches to the FIRE method and passive income (cash flow or draw down approach) Quitting your corporate job  Burnout and work-life balance  How Eric saved money while a employed full-time  How to avoid lifestyle inflation Geo-arbitrage How to balance your job and side hustle How to stay productive and organize your time when you work for yourself How to balance ambition with happiness  How to figure out what you want from life Living in Medellin, Colombia and monthly cost-of-living Remote Year - is it worth it?  What should you do once you have it "all?" What’s next in life after achieving financial and location independence? SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES FIRE Method Remote Year When is Bali Reopening? Which Countries Can Americans Travel To?:   Video: https://youtu.be/yfyLFJtKqsc Podcast: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/digital-nomad-podcast/where-can-americans-travel  Medium: https://medium.com/digital-nomad-digest/35-countries-americans-can-travel-to-right-now-dec44cacb30   Related podcast episodes:   Ayodeji Awosika (F*k-you money) Greg Caplan, Founder of Remote Year Matt Bowles, Host of the Maverick Show Parkinson’s Law Wealthfront Robo-Investor CONNECT WITH ERIC Nomad on Fire Podcast Instagram Facebook Show Notes: How To Retire Early on Traveling with Kristin.com ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
9/15/202057 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Be a Digital Nomad With Kristin Wilson

In this special guest episode of The Expat Money Show podcast, hosts Mikkel Thorup and Kristin Wilson share tips and strategies for becoming a digital nomad or expat - drawn from both of their decades of experience traveling the world.  Kristin has been a full-time digital nomad and expat for the past 15 years, traveling throughout more than 60 countries while helping thousands of people move, retire, or work abroad. Mikkel has been to 104 countries in 20 years and today is the Director of the offshore website, EscapeArtist.com and the host of The Expat Money Show podcast.  Traveling for long periods of time have become the norm for Kristin and Mikkel, and in this interview, they walk you through all of the ups and downs of becoming a digital nomad or expat and why choosing this path can be so empowering. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Freedom How to become a digital nomad or expat How to invent your own job Which countries you can go to on just a passport and for how long without a visa The pros and cons of digital nomad visas  The destinations and hot spots for digital nomads to live in The best co-working and co-living retreats How much you should plan as a digital nomad  How to meet people and make friends abroad Why society doesn’t want you to follow your dreams or live an unconventional life  International real estate and the pros and cons of owning or renting your primary residence Life pre- and post-coronavirus SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Original Podcast Episode: How to Be a Digital Nomad Ep 96 of The Expat Money Show Video: Estonia Digital Nomad Visa Video: Barbados Digital Nomad Visa Kristin's YouTube Channels:  Traveling with Kristin Digital Nomad TV Co-Living, Co-Working, and Meeting People:  WiFi Tribe: https://wifitribe.co/ Remote Year: http://remoteyear.com/ Hacker Paradise: https://www.hackerparadise.org/ Work Wanderers: https://www.workwanderers.com/ Nomad Summit: http://nomadsummit.com/ Nomad Cruise: https://www.nomadcruise.com/ Coworking Bansko: https://coworkingbansko.com/ Internations: http://internations.org/ CONNECT WITH MIKKEL & THE EXPAT MONEY SHOW:  The Expat Money Show Podcast EscapeArtist.com Escape Artist Magazine Mikkel Thorup on Twitter Congrats to Mikkel and The Expat Money Show on their 100th podcast episode! ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
9/8/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Live, Work, and Invest Offshore With Mikkel Thorup of Escape Artist

Mikkel Thorup is the Director at EscapeArtist.com - the oldest and largest offshore website in the world. He's also the host of The Expat Money Show podcast and author of the book Expat Secrets. In this episode, Mikkel shares how he was able to travel full-time for 20 years - often with no job, no money, and no plan. He's visited 104 countries in that time and today he helps people pay zero taxes, bank and invest offshore, and acquire second passports or citizenship. Today's show takes a deep dive into how to achieve and sustain an expat lifestyle, covering Mikkel's trajectory from broke backpacker to successful entrepreneur. We discuss: How to travel with no money. How to find jobs abroad. How to meet people in foreign countries. The cost-of-living in different countries - including: Rent and food prices  Monthly expenses for individuals and families What the expat quality of life is like in places like Abu Dhabi, Guatemala, Australia, and Singapore Why Mikkel ultimately chose to live in Panama and how much he spends per month living there. We also share our outlooks on why people are leaving the US, where the best places would be to live during the apocalypse, and some of our predictions on the future of work. SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Zat Rana on Medium and Substack Richie Norton Article: Silicon Valley Real Estate Crash Book: The Four Agreements Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  Books: The Dresden Files CONNECT WITH MIKKEL & ESCAPE ARTIST:  EscapeArtist.com Escape Artist Magazine The Expat Money Show Podcast Expat Secrets Book Mikkel on Twitter ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.   
9/1/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Overcome Depression, Find Happiness, and Get Jobs You Aren’t Qualified For With John Gorman

John Gorman was "dead broke" until 32. But in the span of a few years, he went from being a homeless bar singer in Austin, Texas to making six figures per year as one of Medium's top writers. Find out how he did it, plus:  How to get over imposter syndrome. How to get jobs you aren't qualified for. How to overcome depression and anxiety. How to "write your life into existence." What to do if you get everything you thought you wanted, but it still doesn't make you happy? How to feel satisfied, successful, and like you belong in life. How to set a "quit date" for a job you hate and become self-employed.  How to cope with the unknown in our shared future post-coronavirus.  What to do if the pandemic messed up your plans of becoming a digital nomad this year.  The 4 things you need in life to be happy.  Travel stories, productivity tips, and much more!  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Tom Kuegler on Badass Digital Nomads Drew Tarvin on Badass Digital Nomads Drew Tarvin's Tedx Talk - Humor at Work (8M Views) Sarah Cooper Comedian Medium: Digital Nomad Digest Reon Schutte Prisoner of War Video: Lockdown Productivity: Spaceship You The Long Walk Book Essay: "Everything Was Beautiful And All Of It Hurt" in Human Parts on Medium  CONNECT WITH JOHN:  John Gorman Medium John's Top 10 Medium Essays ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
8/25/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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Where Can Americans Travel? - 35 Countries Open to U.S. Tourists

Find out which countries Americans can travel to during COVID-19, what the entry requirements are and what the risks are right now.  Transferwise Borderless Account: Get your first transfer up to £500 for FREE: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/transferwise Traveling soon? Get international travel and medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage here: http://bit.ly/SafetyWingIns  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Video: Safest Countries to Travel to During Coronavirus Medium Blog: 35 Countries Americans Can Travel To  State Department Travel Advisories CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination Johns Hopkins Global Coronavirus Map Digital Nomad Visa Programs Travel to Croatia: Enter Croatia Form Travel to Turkey: HES Code ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
8/18/202026 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Make Money With a Blog

How to make a living by blogging: Learn how to turn your blogging side hustle into a full-time job with Robbie Strazynski of Cardplayer Lifestyle. Robbie started blogging in 2009 with absolutely no prior experience. A few years later, he was able to monetize to quit his career in corporate marketing to become a full-time blogger and poker media consultant - working from home when he's not traveling to poker tournaments and events around the world.  In this episode, Robbie shares how he grew his blog from zero to more than 30,000 visitors per month, the three main ways he monetizes his blog, what the best performing types of content are, and how he comes up with ideas for articles.  He also explains his process for outsourcing work to writers in other countries, how to find online consulting work as a freelancer, and shares productivity tips for working from home with his wife and three kids.  We also talk about:  How to find time for your blog Tips for beginner bloggers The most popular types of blog content The technology he uses for his blog, like Wordpress Robbie's favorite travel destinations for work and pleasure And much more! CONNECT WITH ROBBIE: Cardplayer Lifestyle Website Twitter: @CardplayerLife  Email Robbie at: robbie [at] cardplayerlifestyle.com ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
8/11/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Dangers of Work From Home Burnout and What to Do About It

Have you felt more tired, stressed, negative, or ineffective since you started working remotely? If so, you may be burnt out. But you’re not alone. Work-from-home burnout is quickly becoming the next societal health crisis. A reported 70% of Americans have experienced burnout since the pandemic started, up from 52% in May. Rather than a medical condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) describes burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” or “syndrome” stemming from chronic, unaddressed work stress. Working remotely offers the potential for more flexibility and work-life balance. Unfortunately, most people are replacing their daily commutes with more time at their desks.   I'm no doctor, but I've experienced burnout multiple times in my career - including last week - when I had to call 911 from my home. Tune into today's episode to hear what happened and how you can avoid work-from-home burnout in the future.  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Blog: 3 Warning Signs of Work-From-Home Burnout  Blog: The Pandemic Proves That Society was Wrong About How to Live Life World Health Organization: Definition of Burnout https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/burn-out/en/ Monster.com Study on Burnout: https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/burn-out/en/ Blue Zones for longevity and wellness Karoshi: Death by overwork   Also mentioned: Medium Profile Digital Nomad 101 Book UCF College of Business MBA Pura Vida No Pro Surf Tournament WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
8/4/202059 minutes, 59 seconds
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How I Make Money Online - My Top 10 Online Income Streams

You want to make money online, but how do you do it? Where do you start? In this episode, Kristin shares exactly how she created her top ten online income streams, one by one, with examples and tips for how you can do it, too. Learn the stories behind how each income stream was created and how to think of yourself as a remote business with multiple revenue streams.  Remember that to make money online and work from anywhere (especially while traveling), you also need a way to collect and send money anywhere in the world. That's why Kristin has been using TransferWise for more than seven years to:  Open bank accounts online in multiple currencies Receive payments and collect income in 50+ currencies Save money on international wire and forex fees Pay contractors, freelancers, and virtual assistants worldwide Open a free borderless account and get your first transfer free up to £500 at TransferWise.com or https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/transferwise. SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  Blog: How to Make Money Online Fast (Post-Grad Survival Guide) Video: How to Make Money Online From Home Video: 10 Online Income Ideas Podcast Blog: 10 Ways I Make Money Online as a Digital Nomad Listen to the other two episodes in the Make Money Online podcast series: Part One: How to Make Money Online Fast with Online Freelancing  Part Two: 6 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad Also mentioned: Matt D’Avella Podcast: “Dreams Don’t Come True, Decisions Do” // Ground Up 073 with T.K. Coleman  Oxygen - Digital bank account for U.S.-based Freelancers and Entrepreneurs: https://www.travelingwithkristin.com/oxygen  WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 
7/27/20201 hour, 7 seconds
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6 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad

This podcast shares the six most common ways to become a digital nomad - giving you ideas for the different types of remote jobs, online business models, and revenue sources that can help you become location independent.   Making money online doesn't automatically turn you into a digital nomad, but it does give you the freedom to be able to live and work from anywhere in the world. The beautiful thing about the digital nomad lifestyle is that there are no rules - you get to design your life in a way that works for you. So if you decide you want to spend the winter on the beaches of Mexico or skiing in the French Alps, it's up to you!   SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  * New Badass Digital Nomads Merch! * (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Blog: 6 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad Video: How to Make Money Online From Home Part One of this Series: How to Make Money Online Fast with Online Freelancing  WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group
7/21/202056 minutes, 24 seconds
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How the World Changes When Everyone Works From Home

WORK-FROM-HOME FOREVER: What happens when no one commutes to the office anymore? The pandemic marks a turning point in global society and the start of a major cultural change in working remotely for the rest of our lives. How we live and where we work have changed. Naturally, you have some questions about what to do next. "As long as you’re punching the clock in your 9-5, who cares where you are?" The hosts of The Guy Phillips Show on KTRS Radio asked Kristin to come on to explain how the world will change when everyone works remotely and how you can best prepare for the unknown. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION INCLUDE:  - Should you move to a new city or country now that you can work from home?  - What cities will look like when remote work is permanent?  - Should you be paid based on the value of the work you do or where you live from now on? - What will cities look like when everyone works remotely?  - Will you start earning money in a foreign currency or a digital currency?  - How will the balance of power between employers and employees change now that employees can potentially make more money as self-employed independent contractors or online business owners?  - How soon will these changes take place?  “It’s a fascinating look at a what-if scenario that is fast becoming more of a reality.”  ........................................................................................................ SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES (FURTHER READING):  12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely The Pandemic Proves That Society Was Wrong About How to Live Life These Are the Best Cities for Freelancers in 2020 Facebook's Remote Work Salary Policy is "Barbaric"  How Remote Work Incentives Can Change the U.S. Economy Cities That Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There Original KTRS Interview: SoundCloud KTRS Radio WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private coaching call Get help with written, audio, or video content creation: Email Kristin[at]remotecreativegroup.com Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group
7/14/202026 minutes, 33 seconds
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How To Make Money Online Fast With Online Freelancing

There are many ways to make money online, but one is faster than all the others, plus doesn't cost you anything to get started. In this episode, find out the top five ways to make money online to fund your digital nomad lifestyle and six steps to follow, step-by-step so you could potentially start making money online today. Grab a pen and paper and let's get started! Make sure to check the show notes page for links to all the resources and tools mentioned in this podcast. FREE TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE:  Free Workbook: Steps to Making Money Online Open a fee-free digital bank account with Oxygen Open a free Transferwise account and get a free transfer up to £500 SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  * New Badass Digital Nomads Merch! * (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Bonsai Freelancing Software WaveApps Freelancing Software PayPal Invoicing Strengthsfinder Skills Assessment Video: How to Make Money Online From Home Recommended Podcast: The Richie Norton Show WORK WITH KRISTIN Book a private consultation Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) Connect With Kristin on Socials:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group
7/7/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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The New E.U. Travel Ban Explained

June 30: The European Union confirmed today that it will be opening external borders of the continent. But who will be allowed in? Which nations will be banned? What are the criteria for determining which countries will be restricted from traveling to Europe and for how long? Find out today on Badass Digital Nomads.  SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES:  *New* Badass Digital Nomads Merch! Available now on Teespring.com Medium.com: "The E.U. Travel Ban Explained" European Council June 30 Resolution and Countries List ........................................................................................................ Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Become a Patron Review on Apple Podcasts Leave a voice message Submit a question or recommend a gues