Ep.13 From aspiration to nomad: Connor's journey begins
Business & Pleasure
by Lydia Melvin
2M ago
We have a bit of a different episode. Normally, I talk to people who are already digital nomads. But in this episode, I speak to Connor. Connor is an aspiring digital nomad. He currently helps ecomm brands build their communities on the internet whilst adding a whole bunch of value. He's hoping to start his digital nomad journey next year and explore the world. We really get into it in this episode. We talk all about the pressures of working for yourself, popping your bubble and telling the parents...   What we cover • An introduction to Connor • Why the digital nomad lifestyle has caught ..read more
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Ep.12 Exploring life, routine, and visions with Leon Cheung
Business & Pleasure
by Lydia Melvin
3M ago
For this episode, I sat down with my good friend Leon Cheung. I met Leon in Florianopolis, Brazil. We very quickly bonded over being digital nomads, our obsession for the sun and our love for good food, it was a match made in heaven. Leon is relatively new to the digital nomad life. After graduating from University in Scotland, he took a leap of faith and started travelling. He found a remote job whilst on the road and has never looked back. Leon is now a Corporate Operations Coordinator at Modulex Group. Leon has a really interesting perspective to the digital nomad lifestyle and I really enj ..read more
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Ep.11 Discovering the world with Chris Whittaker
Business & Pleasure
by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
For this episode, I sat down with Chris Whittaker. Chris is an outdoor industry expert and is the Founder of Global Shenanigans. Global Shenanigans helps you lead a more adventurous and fulfilling life, through experiential adventure travel. Chris is also a surf and kayak instructor, he's a real life explorer! He's got some insane stories that we get into.  We talk all about best experiences, what's next for Global Shenanigans and why you should do exactly what you want.   What we cover • An introduction to Chris • It all started with a gap year • Why Chris loves his job • How Global ..read more
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Ep.10 Navigating the digital nomad landscape with Chris Cerra of Remotebase
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by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
For the tenth episode of Business & Pleasure, I sat down with Chris Cerra. Chris Cerra is the Founder of Remotebase, a monthly newsletter that shares brilliant accommodation deals with digital nomads and remote workers. In our conversation, Chris shares the highs and the lows from his digital nomad journey so far, how RemoteBase got started and why it’s important to choose yourself.    We also chat all about what it’s like to navigate working within a team when you’re a DN, slow and steady vs leap of faith travel and why you can’t be responsible for someone else’s level of commun ..read more
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Ep.03 Building community, pursuing passions and pushing boundaries with Simon Daley
Business & Pleasure
by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
Hello and welcome back to The Business and Pleasure podcast. This week we talk to Simon Daley. Simon has been a developer for 15+ years and is the founder of Hacker Cabin. Hacker Cabin is a community for remote founders, digital nomads and bootstrappers. Simon shares why he decided to create the community, what he’s learnt so far and what he’s got planned next. What we cover An introduction to Simon An introduction to Hacker Cabin What was it about the digital nomad lifestyle that really caught your attention? What have you learned so far from creating this community? Remote worker > Digit ..read more
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Ep.08 Building life and business with Dominik Sobe
Business & Pleasure
by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
Dominik is an indie hacker, digital nomad, founder and creator of Help Kit HQ. He's been traveling the world as well as working for the last three years. We discussed what the last three years have looked like for Dominik, how he approaches work and travel and why you should be considering the digital nomad lifestyle. We also cover finding your joy, travelling light and what it's like dating as a digital nomad. This is a juicy one, don’t miss out! What we cover• An introduction to Dominik • Navigating the change in lifestyle • Travel light • Routine is key • Keep what sparks joy • The ups and ..read more
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Ep.09 Crafting your own opinion and living a full life with Marc Hall
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by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
Marc is a travel pro, so I had to get him on the podcast. He's an author and travel writer who is based in New Zealand. He's traveled the world and has learnt some really important things along the way. In today's episode we talk about why he decided to write a memoir documenting his travels, why he wants to inspire more people to get out and see the world and why you should be curious! I really enjoyed my chat with Marc, we covered A LOT. If you love travel, this one's for you.  What we cover• An introduction to Marc • Moving to the UK at 19 • Where the love for travel began  • Why ..read more
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Ep.06 Finding comfort far from home: Niamh O'Doherty's digital nomad story so far
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by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
This week I chat to my friend Niamh O’Doherty. Niamh is a software implementation specialist for an e-commerce order inventory management platform. She’s been a digital nomad for the last year and is currently planning her next journey. We chat all about finding your footing, being self-reliant and dealing with bed bugs…?It’s a real honest review from a digital nomad. We have a good laugh, have a listen and join in! What we cover An introduction to Niamh Falling into the digital nomad lifestyle Choosing the next spot The highs and the lows Flexibility & freedom is the dream Just do it Wha ..read more
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Ep.07 Following your feelings and finding the right community with Martin Donadieu
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by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
This week we have Martin Donadieu on the pod. Martin is big on freedom. He creates his freedom by making apps in solo without any fundraising. His latest venture Capgo, lets you unlock continuous delivery for your app. Not only this, Martin also hosts a podcast. Solos, the podcast that uncovers insights surrounding how to create a successful business as a solopreneur.   We discuss a variety of topics, such as why no task should be considered urgent, the importance of following your feelings, the benefits of starting small instead of diving right in, and the unique experiences of being dig ..read more
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Ep.05 Embracing boundaries, thriving in communities and and embracing digital nomadism with Hollie Lambert
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by Lydia Melvin
4M ago
This week on the Business & Pleasure podcast, I talk to Hollie Lambert. Hollie is a Software Engineer and No-code developer who has spent the last 19 months working and traveling around Asia and South America. Hollie shares why it’s important to set boundaries, the benefits of being a digital nomad and an amazing list of resources perfect for a digital nomad, that you don’t want to miss out on. What we cover An introduction to Hollie Before digital nomad life Finding what works for you Co-living Biggest learnings Why setting boundaries is important Why community is important Get out of yo ..read more
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