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After a few years of full-time travel, Marek found a home base in Lisbon, Portugal. He enjoys connecting with the local community when he’s settling into a bit of a routine at home, and also spends a lot of time on the road in support of his travel blog.

 

In This Episode
  • Building (travel) blog-based income
  • Getting over the fear of travel
  • Dealing with travel burnout
  • Creating local community
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/148 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join aspiring and current nomads, expats, and more in the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle (www.nomadtopia.com/collective).

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Since 2017, Jayme and John (and their two dogs) have been living in a 1996 Chevy Express van, which they built out themselves for full-time living. They enjoy spending time in rural areas of the U.S. where the dogs can roam free and they can spend time on work or personal projects.

 

In This Episode
  • Tools for finding campsites and getting online
  • Tips on building out a van for full-time living
  • Making changes to create the life they wanted
  • What they wish they’d known before they started
  • Domiciles, insurance, and other logistics
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/147 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join aspiring and current nomads, expats, and more in the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle (www.nomadtopia.com/collective).

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An intuitive hit that she was supposed to spend a year on the road led Carrie—a coach who was already location independent—to head off on a nomadic adventure full of powerful and memorable experiences, insights, and challenges. She joined me just after the year had officially ended, as she was reflecting on her trip and exploring what’s next.

In This Episode
  • How and why she set out on a one-year road trip
  • Dealing with her “logistical hell triangle” as she prepared to leave
  • How improv skills can enrich one’s travel experience
  • Connecting with people while traveling
  • Figuring out what’s next after a big adventure
  • And so much more

See www.nomadtopia.com/146 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 3M ago

Elizabeth and her husband spent about three years on the road, building a software company as they traveled. They've now moved to Austin, Texas, to give the company a U.S. headquarters, and Elizabeth has also started a new business selling ergonomic furniture. In this episode, we talk about hiring remote workers and tips for finding remote work, how a business that sells physical products can be location independent, the benefits and challenges of settling down, and lots more.

See www.nomadtopia.com/145 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

 

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 4M ago

David is a financial planner and an on-again, off-again expat. In this episode, he joins me to share lots of financial tips and considerations for nomads, expats, and location-independent people of all stripes (plus his experience traveling with his pet ferret!).

 

In This Episode
  • Traveling with a ferret
  • What is financial planning?
  • Unique financial considerations and challenges for nomads and expats
  • Financial benefits of location independence
  • Finance tips for new and experienced nomads/expats
  • Defining financial independence
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/144 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 5M ago

Re-entry (returning home after extended travel, especially abroad) can be one of the hardest parts of a location-independent lifestyle. Dr. Cate Brubaker—re-entry coach, consultant, and part-time nomad—joins me to talk all about why re-entry is so tough and what we can do to make it easier, no matter how long we’ve been gone or how long we’re staying put.

 

In This Episode
  • Balancing her nomadic ways with her husband’s location-dependent life
  • What re-entry is and what makes it so tough
  • Dealing with re-entry if you’ve already returned
  • Preparing for re-entry in the future
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/143 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 6M ago

Kelly took her local, in-person bookkeeping business online, expanding her reach and giving her the ability to work from anywhere. Thanks to her work and some research and planning, Kelly and her husband were able to spend three months in Mexico last winter. She joined me to talk about what it took to make it happen, what she learned along the way, and what’s changed as a result of their winter abroad.

 

In This Episode
  • Making it possible to spend three months in Mexico
  • Sorting out tech and logistics for the trip
  • Tools and strategies for dealing with limited internet access
  • What’s changed as a result of their experience
  • How she took her in-person business online
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/142 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Elizabeth intentionally created a business that fits the lifestyle she wants to live. As a location-independent lawyer for small businesses, she manages a remote team and takes lots of road trips—and she actually understands this nomad stuff!

 

In This Episode
  • Where to set up your business if you’re traveling within the U.S. or abroad
  • U.S. state taxes when traveling domestically
  • Structuring contracts when your clients are in different locations
  • Legal concerns with partnerships and in-person events
  • Business liability insurance
  • Signing contracts online, terms and conditions, etc.
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/141 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join the Nomadtopia Collective, your home for a global location-independent lifestyle, at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 8M ago

After spending several years doing virtual assistant work online while traveling, Hannah Dixon began her own business training and placing virtual assistants. In this episode, Hannah gives us the inside scoop on working successfully as a nomad along with her tips for taking care of mental health and happiness while on the road.

 

In This Episode

  • What does a virtual assistant do?
  • How to become a virtual assistant
  • Keeping clients happy while you travel
  • Figuring out if this type of work is right for you
  • Dealing with depression and loneliness on the road
  • Making sure your lifestyle works for you
  • And so much more

 

See www.nomadtopia.com/140 for show notes plus other interviews, resources, and more. Join aspiring and current nomads, expats, and more in the Nomadtopia Collective—an online community making location independence easier, less lonely, and more sustainable—at www.nomadtopia.com/collective.

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Nomadtopia Radio by Amy Scott, Digital Nomad, Expat, Lo.. - 8M ago

While living in Colorado, Marianne and her husband came up with the idea to move to Costa Rica. About five years later, with their young son in tow, they finally made it happen. Tune in as we talk about making a change on a long timeline and lots more.

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