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Badass Digital Nomads

Author: Kristin Wilson

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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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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. 
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.   
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.   
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.   
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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: Hello@TravelingwithKristin.com 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.   
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: Hello@TravelingwithKristin.com 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.     
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.     
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.   
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.   
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.   
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.   
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.       
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.   
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.   
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Karim Gilyazov

Kristin, such an amazing podcast, been listening several others, this one resonates so much!!! Thank you for your work!

Jan 25th
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