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Sustainable Travel 101 (How to Be A Better Traveler) w/ Richard Hammond

Sustainable Travel 101 (How to Be A Better Traveler) w/ Richard Hammond

May 3, 2022

Have you ever wondered how you can lessen your environmental impact during your next adventure? 

This week I am joined by Richard Hammond, who has devoted his life to helping others understand their environmental impact and how to make changes to live a more sustainable life. 

If you are someone who travels often then you don’t want to miss this episode, we cover practical strategies for lessening your carbon footprint, why travel helps us understand ourselves as global citizens, how to spot a company using greenwashing as a marketing strategy, and so much more. 

Which one of Richard’s tips will you apply to your next trip? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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  • How climate change and sustainable travel became Richard’s primary focus
  • Why it has taken so long for eco-tourism to become mainstream
  • The reason travel is a necessity to build a more sustainable future
  • Why you should work towards being carbon neutral when traveling 
  • Tips for becoming a “flexitarian” when traveling
  • Which forms of travel have the lowest carbon footprint
  • What is “greenwashing” and how to spot a truly sustainable company
  • Why becoming a green traveler is a state of mind
  • How to find the most efficient airlines
  • Simple packing tips to make your trip more  environmentally friendly
  • The 3 Golden Rules to be more environmentally friendly on your next trip
  • Why it is crucial to share your actions with others
  • How to seek new adventures as a green traveler
  • All about Richard’s new book
  • The importance of habitat preservation for wildlife 
  • And so much more

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From Wall Street To Nepal, Life Changing Moments, And What It Means To Have Enough w/ James C. Hopkins

From Wall Street To Nepal, Life Changing Moments, And What It Means To Have Enough w/ James C. Hopkins

April 26, 2022

How has your life changed direction from traveling? 

This week I am joined by Poet, Entrepreneur, and retired Stockbroker, James C. Hopkins, to learn all about how he made the transition from a hectic life on Wall Street to living a simple Buddist life in Kathmandu. 

If you are a dreamer at heart then you will not want to miss this episode. We discuss why every experience has value, what compassion in action looks like, how to spend money wisely while traveling, why you should “shut up and do something” today and so much more.

What moments in your life have caused you to make big changes? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why the physical presence of books had a big influence on James' early life
  • The books James finds himself reading over and over again
  • What it was like growing up in the small town of Lynchburg Virginia
  • How James managed life as a stockbroker by day and poet by night
  • Why traveling to India inspired James to reconsider his conception of happiness
  • The decision that caused James to retire at 45
  • Lessons James learned as a stockbroker that carried into his new life
  • How James’ relationship with money and possessions changed over time
  • The power of saying “yes” to help others
  • Where James learned to transform cynicism into action
  • Why James was drawn to Buddhism and what it has taught him
  • Advice for navigating new beginnings
  • The difference between detachment and non-attachment
  • Ways that fear has transformed over the years
  • How to make the most out of your money when traveling 
  • And so much more

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Live Life Now! (w/ Jeff Jenkins from Chubby Diaries)

Live Life Now! (w/ Jeff Jenkins from Chubby Diaries)

April 19, 2022

Have you ever had an important life goal that you keep putting off?

Today I am joined by, digital nomad Jeff Jenkins, the founder of Chubby Diaries, to talk about why it's so important to live life now and follow your dreams today. 

You will not want to miss this episode, we discuss Jeff’s journey of leaving a job he hated to travel full time, how he started his business, why representation of travel for all body types matters, can’t miss destinations, and so much more. 

What are you going to do to embrace the present moment in your own life? I'd love to about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How Jeff found himself stuck in a job he didn’t want for 9 years 
  • What made him finally take the leap of faith to leave
  • Why experiencing homelessness as a kid shaped Jeff’s life as an adult
  • How music helped jump start Jeff’s travels
  • Where Jeff went on his first international trip and why you should go too
  • The missionary trip that paved the way for Jeff’s entrepreneurial spirit
  • How Chubby Diaries came to be
  • Important things everyone should know about plus-size travel
  • Why it is so important to live life now
  • Tips for a positive flight experience as a plus-size traveler 
  • Why research can help make going on trips easier
  • Important books that influenced Jeff
  • 3 can’t miss destinations
  • And so much more

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Beauty Around The World w/ Yari Coello

Beauty Around The World w/ Yari Coello

April 12, 2022

When you hear the word “beauty” what is the first thing that comes to mind? 

Today I am joined by ex-pat and blogger, Yari Coello, to discuss why it's important to find beauty in unexpected ways, how to change the narrative of beauty and what you can do to pamper yourself as a traveler.

In this episode, we dive into different perceptions of beauty throughout the world, why representation through creativity and media shapes our ideals, Yari’s experience traveling to over 50 countries, and so much more.

How are you going to spoil yourself today? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How Yari ended up in London and why she stayed
  • Why starting out with no money set Yari up for future success 
  • The ways someone’s relationship can change with a place over the years
  • What ingredients go into the perfect local Pub
  • How to look beyond surface-level beauty 
  • Changing the narrative of beauty on social media
  • How to change the narrative of beauty as a content creator
  • Where to find unique beauty experiences throughout the world
  • How to pamper yourself as a backpacker
  • Key elements of expanding the perception of beauty
  • Yari’s Top 3 Must-Go Destinations
  • Growing up in the South and the best foods in New Orleans
  • What’s next for Yari
  • And so much more

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Staying Healthy and Stress Free While Traveling w/ Kirsten Pontius

Staying Healthy and Stress Free While Traveling w/ Kirsten Pontius

April 5, 2022

Do you ever find yourself overcome by stressors in your daily life?

Today I am joined by Integrative Health Coach, Wellness Consultant, and Ex-pat, Kirsten Pontius, to discuss how you can reduce stress and increase happiness in your life no matter where you are and what you're doing.

If you have ever wondered how you can better manage and overcome difficulties in your life at home and on the road, then you do not want to miss this episode. Kirsten shares simple ways to bring joy and balance to your life, how to find routine during travel, why it's important to embrace the unfamiliar, and so much more.

What stress-reducing tool from today's episode do you want to apply to your life? I'd love to hear about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • What it's been like to live in Romania over the past 4 years
  • The unexpected gifts of giving birth in Thailand and Romania
  • How to raise a well-adjusted 3rd culture kid
  • The unlikely beginning to Kirsten's marriage
  • Why a tough year of teaching in Japan set the course for Wellness Coaching
  • How mindfulness can make struggle a catalyst for transformation
  • What it means to be the healthiest version of yourself
  • The foundational tools that will help you manage and overcome stress
  • Why it's important to create small rituals and set aside time to take a breath
  • How to find balance in your diet no matter where you are
  • What is the key to finding the motivation to exercise 
  • The importance of constant reflection to stay grounded
  • Where Kirsten is traveling next and what she misses most about the US
  • And so much more

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How To Buy A Location Independent Business

How To Buy A Location Independent Business

March 29, 2022

Have you ever dreamed of running a location-independent business but don't want to be bogged down by the time and effort of building one from the ground up?

Today I am joined by digital nomad, entrepreneur, and founder of buyingonlinebusinesses.com, Jaryd Krause, to explore how anyone can buy and grow a location-independent business.

If you have ever considered traveling the world and running your own business, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Jaryd openly shares his wealth of knowledge including what types of businesses to consider, where to look for investment opportunities,  and how to properly vet a prospect. We also dive into some of his favorite places to travel, how to keep a healthy balance while working on the road and so much more. 

What tips would you give to a first-time traveler? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why traveling the world has shaped Jaryd’s life
  • When Jaryd decided to leave his job as a plumber for good and how he found balance in work and travel
  • Advice for people who want to start traveling full time
  • Conquering mindset and overcoming fears when buying an online business
  • Why do people want to sell their businesses
  • How to decide whether you should buy a business or start your own business
  • 3 types of online businesses you can buy and how to decide what works best for you
  • What financial investment is needed to purchase an online business
  • Where to start the research and what questions to ask
  • Do you need to be emotionally invested in the business you buy
  • How to assemble the team and hire the skills needed to sustain and grow your business
  • What is the process of due diligence when buying a business
  • Best practices for building a sellable business
  • Questions to ask yourself before making a purchase
  • Why solo travel is important for personal growth
  • The value in embracing boredom and creating space for yourself in daily life
  • Jaryd’s most life-changing trip and favorite places to travel
  • And so much more

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How To Get Media Coverage + Sailing The World w/ Erin Carey

How To Get Media Coverage + Sailing The World w/ Erin Carey

March 22, 2022

Have you ever wanted to promote your ideas, brand, or business but felt unsure about where to start? 

Today I am joined by digital nomad, world sailor, and PR specialist, Erin Carey, to discuss how she transitioned from the corporate rat race to being a fully location-independent entrepreneur, as well as tips on getting media coverage to grow your business. 

If you have ever wondered what it's like to lean into opportunity and embrace life to its fullest, you do not want to miss this episode. Erin unveils the basics of do-it-yourself PR, how to execute big life changes, why it's important to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and so much more.

What is something that has motivated you to make changes in your life? I'd love to hear more about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • What it was like to grow up in Wagga Wagga and how it inspired a future of sailing
  • Why working for the Department of Defense helped Erin start her PR firm
  • The seemingly normal weeknight that changed the trajectory of Erin’s life
  • What it was like to go back to work after a 2-year sabbatical 
  • The biggest challenges of living in a boat with 3 kids
  • What it’s like to do a long ocean passage and how to prepare
  • How to conduct your own PR and why you should invest your time in it
  • The difference between advertising and public relations
  • A step by step guide to “do it yourself” PR
  • How to tell a compelling story and find media coverage
  • Practical hacks for tracking down the right person to talk to
  • Advice for anyone who wants to make a big life change
  • My biggest takeaways from Erin’s story
  • And so much more

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Top 7 Hidden Wonders Of The World w/ Dylan Thuras (Atlas Obscura)

Top 7 Hidden Wonders Of The World w/ Dylan Thuras (Atlas Obscura)

March 15, 2022

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to get off the beaten path while traveling? 

This week I am joined by fellow entrepreneur, podcaster, and travel junkie Dylan Thuras, to discuss some of his favorite lesser-known wonders and delicacies from every single continent. As the co-founder of Atlas Obscura, Dylan possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge about unique points of interest all around the world.

You are not going to want to miss this episode because Dylan shares some of his favorite places to go and foods to eat, some of which you've never heard of. We cover where to go, how to get there, and what type of hidden treasures are waiting for you off the beaten path. 

Which one of these 7 hidden wonders would do you want to visit first? I'd love to hear what stuck out and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why owning a business is like raising a child
  • How Atlas Obscura strives to maintain a global perspective
  • Why traversing a dangerous mountainside will lead you to the best tea in Asia 
  • The Atlantis-like beauty off the coast of Africa and mystery berry that will trick your tastebuds
  • What's special about an Antarctic waterfall with a tinted twist
  • Where to find gourmet greens in the world's harshest conditions
  • Which region you can fly over to see ancient artwork miles long
  • What continent found a fat even better than butter on bread
  • Where to go in Europe to find a church filled with bones
  • The North American castle that will take you back to the Middle Ages
  • Why this unique fish dish that should not be mixed with coffee
  • The bridge in South America that is remade every year
  • Which delicacy was thought to be served at the last supper
  • And so much more

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Connecting Across Cultures w/ Tayo Rockson

Connecting Across Cultures w/ Tayo Rockson

March 8, 2022

Have you ever wondered how to turn the adversity in your life into a positive asset? 

Today I am joined by a true polymath, Tayo Rockson, to discuss what it means to "Use Your Difference to Make a Difference." As a professor, consultant, speaker, poet, and author Tayo has explored how growing up as a 3rd culture kid gave him the unique ability to help others bridge the gap to become culturally fluent. 

If you love immersing yourself in local culture while traveling, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Tayo shares the lessons he's learned growing up a minority in 5 countries over 4 continents, how to have cultural fluency as a traveler, the key to changing old behavior, and why no lived experience is wasted. 

What kind of contract would you make with yourself for future growth? I'd love to hear what it looks like and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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  • The importance of finding the balance between being alone and loneliness 
  • Tayo’s process for reflecting, goal setting, and prioritizing as a polymath
  • What it was like to grow up as a 3rd culture kid
  • How to build cultural fluency as a traveler
  • The question to ask if you want to walk in someone else's shoes
  • How to find the balance between being yourself and fitting into a new culture
  • Why self-awareness is key to unlearning harmful constructs
  • How to listen to your internal reactions and intuition to navigate life
  • Advice for rethinking and reinventing your path
  • Why Tayo’s near-death experience was so formative for his future
  • How focusing on diversity and inclusion will help your business thrive
  • What it means to be anti-racist 
  • All about the term “Use your difference to make a difference”
  • And so much more

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The Cheapest Places To Live In The World (2022 Updates) w/ Tim Leffel

The Cheapest Places To Live In The World (2022 Updates) w/ Tim Leffel

March 1, 2022

Are you looking for a sign to pick up your life and set down roots in a new country? Look no further, my friends.

This week I am joined by award-winning travel writer and friend to the show, Tim Leffel, to get an update on the Cheapest Places in The World in 2022. 

If you have ever considered living abroad, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Tim shares the Visa and entry changes you need to know about, what tools you can use to find the right spot for you, his all-time favorite destinations, and so much more.

Which one of these affordable countries would you like to move to? I'd love to hear about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • The difference between location independent and retired
  • How living in Mexico full-time has changed Tim’s mindset
  • Important updates on getting Visas in a few Central American countries
  • Tim’s method for finding the cheapest places
  • Exciting news coming from South America
  • New changes in Asian countries
  • Where Tim would live if he wasn’t in Mexico
  • The best tools for finding a cheap place to live
  • My favorite places on the list
  • And so much more!

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