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Curious about international travel? Want to leave everything behind and become a digital nomad? We — Karen and Jon Sumple — did just that, leaving the USA in July 2018, and our open-ended, long-term travel journey has taken us through Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and, now, Scotland. We enjoy living "Sumplace New" every few months because it provides perspective, awareness and understanding. We meet amazing people and witness how they live, work and play. We visit well-known destin ...
 
Nomadtopia Radio features interviews with people all over the world who have created their ideal lifestyle through location independence, long-term travel, living abroad, and more. Guests run the gamut from serial expats to slow travelers, digital nomads, location-independent entrepreneurs escaping winter, families traveling overland (and homeschooling!), solo backpackers and road-trippers... you name it. Their stories highlight all the different ways to explore the world, live and work on y ...
 
This show is just for you if you would love to have the freedom of working from anywhere and love to travel. In this weekly show, we will share stories about our travels. We will also share tips and advice about our work from anywhere lifestyle. It’s our hope that you'll get some cool ideas and be inspired. Our goal is to have the flexibility to travel when we want, for as long as we want, and to work from practically anywhere. So, in 2011, we downsized and started living full-time in our RV ...
 
Welcome to The Remotise Podcast hosted by Matt SD. So, the big question is this, "How are remote workers like us, who didn’t cheat and take on mommy and daddy’s money to travel or work from home, who isn’t afraid to invest in our own future, how do we keep improving our skills, showcase our best work, and get hired to live and work from anywhere in the world... and yet still get paid what you’re worth?" That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answers. My name is Matt SD and ...
 
Travel Freedom Podcast: Want a location independent lifestyle & income? Swap commuting for exploring and take 100% control of your work/life balance. With a dose of humour, your hosts Tommo & Megsy will set you on the path to travel freedom with weekly episodes. We interview online income experts & find the most affordable ways to live in and visit destinations around the world. We interview digital nomads and online entrepreneurs on how they make money from anywhere. Guests include John Lee ...
 
Dr. Tom Nixon was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. He graduated with his bachelors from the University of Central Florida and went on to receive his doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Nixon has advanced training in spinal correction, toxicity, exercise and nutrition from some of the largest health clinics in the country including time spent at the Maximized Living Scoliosis Correction Center in Celebration, FL. He and his wife, Marissa, now live in Winston Sal ...
 
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We're back! It's our first episode of 2021, and it's the first episode of our new and improved format where we interview a guest. This week, we spend time with Kirsten McCormick who shares why and how she and husband Justin manage a full-time travel lifestyle with their five children. After spending a year and a half traveling the US in a converted…
 
We're transitioning! No more podcast episodes with just Jon and Karen droning on and on. Moving forward, episodes of From Sumplace New will feature guest interviews. To help prepare you for this new format, we're sharing an interview we did with podcast host Erica Boucher for her All Ways Evolving podcast last October. Erica, too, wants to move int…
 
It's hard to believe we started this podcast just weeks before the pandemic struck, and here we are 41 episodes later and we're still in pandemic-ville. *sigh* We're going to take a break from podcasting for the rest of 2020 so we can come back refreshed for 2021 with a new vision for the podcast! Listen in to learn more. We're excited about what's…
 
Episode 40! Where has the time gone? Seems like the pandemic started just yesterday, no? Speaking of the pandemic, it has wreaked havoc on travel plans around the world. Trips have been cancelled, travel influencers have been grounded, and everyone is yearning for a time when travel restrictions are no more. Despite the frustrations resulting from …
 
Trying to be stylish while living out of a suitcase 365/24/7 is challenging. If you're considering a work-from-anywhere, open-ended, long-term travel lifestyle, you need to determine your fashionista quotient — practical (like Jon) or stylish (like Karen). While preparing for our journey, Jon focused on packing lightweight, performance-based clothi…
 
Despite the pandemic limiting our full-speed ahead travel mindset, we're grateful we can move around (a little) and experience new things. One thing we've learned over the past two-plus years is how rewarding long-term travel is. In so many ways. We discuss a few of these in E38 of From Sumplace New: No end date or feeling of finality. No pressure …
 
This is the story of how Karen and Jon turned a 4-5 hour hike into an 8-hour ordeal in a violent hail, lightning and thunder storm while hiking back from the Inca ruins of Waqrapukara near Cusco, Peru. Besides the storm, why did it take so long? Short answer: It's all Jon's fault for wanting to take hundreds of photos and chatting with the guide. R…
 
We're big believers that there has never been a better time than right now to begin planning a work from anywhere lifestyle. And even if you don't think the time is right for you, where would you go if you could? Just going through the exercise will help you better understand what your options could be. Armed with that information, you may realize …
 
Since 2010, Heather has lived and traveled all over the world while running two businesses (one of them a polar expedition company!). She joined me from her home base in rural Sweden to talk about getting over what other people think, building resilience, what it means to have “no Plan B” and why it matters, and more. Get a free chapter of Heather'…
 
Jon offers some insightful answers to Karen's questions about travel and our work from anywhere lifestyle. But first, the best thing that happened to Jon last week: freezer boots! The covid clampdown is coming to Scotland, but first, Karen wants answers from Jon to these questions: What was your first international trip? Highlights? When did you re…
 
Six countries officially offer visa programs directly targeting digital nomads, and two more have programs in the works. Check back in a few months, and there likely will be more countries added to the list. Why? In an effort to boost local economies — especially on the heels of the Covid pandemic — countries are looking to lure workers who have th…
 
There are dozens of advantages, but we're sharing five that really speak to us and will, hopefully, encourage others to see the benefits of working while traveling abroad. Our podcastation this week is in our new Edinburgh apartment situated on the Royal Mile (Canongate, for those familiar with Old Town Edinburgh). Our pandemic update is a step in …
 
We have been looking forward to our newest adventure for the past several months. The time finally arrived about 20 days earlier than planned. As of August 11, 2020, we have graduated into the adventure of grandparenthood. In this episode, we share how we dropped everything and pushed up our trip to Colorado to be with our daughter, son-in-law, and…
 
The longer we travel, the more we're inspired to keep traveling. Jon asks Karen a surprise question: What would it take to stop you from traveling? Her answer spurs a conversation around the explorer mindset, and that cultivating one encourages a desire for more exploration. Just like the first sentence above says. Travel begets travel. Exploring b…
 
Self-limiting language leads to self-limiting behavior. As long as you're saying things that support why you can't or shouldn't be doing something, the easier it is to not do it. Episode 31 features the top five excuses we hear from people who say they'd love to be living a work from anywhere lifestyle, but can't: Kids Job doesn’t allow for it Too …
 
Not every grounded nomad has been willing or able to stay put, sign a longer-term lease somewhere, or otherwise take a break from their nomadic lifestyle to wait out the pandemic. Eager to get back to their low-cost lifestyle as housesitters, Eden and her husband were able to take on a last-minute sit in Hawaii after their extended sit in Egypt thi…
 
Our first time driving in the UK! Was it a white-knuckler? Or super easy, barely an inconvenience? Jon shares his biggest challenges driving from the passenger seat (in the US) and on the left side of the road, and it has nothing to do with actual driving! We rented a car and took a spontaneous trip north with the intention of spending the night, u…
 
After six weeks in Edinburgh, yet only four outside of our apartment due to quarantine upon arrival, we've spent weekends exploring, dining and shopping, which means we're frequently hearing the English language with a Scottish flair, and we love it. This week we share some words and pronunciations we have grown to love (and now say) as well as a f…
 
Whether your journey to "someplace new" is in your hometown or on the other side of the world, don't wait for the perfect time to go for it. There's never been a better time to start something new than right now. When talking about our onward travel journey so far, the one thing we realized was how quickly the past two years have flown by. And it's…
 
What started as a short Q&A session, wound up including an update on covid restrictions that make sense and work brilliantly in Edinburgh, a follow up on last week's episode with Alex's response and appreciation, and Karen's Edinburgh shopping binge and renewed love affair with Amazon (after a two-year break). The big three questions we've been ask…
 
Want to travel long-term like we do? Before you say "Sure, but I can't ..." you need to listen to this episode — especially to hear Alex's story. Alex is a barber at Edinburgh's Rag and Bone who cut Jon's hair last week, and he shared how he changed his life following a moment of inspiration about what he didn't want to do. His story resonated so m…
 
After months of lockdowns and quarantines (March 20-August 6), we finally had a chance to get out and explore again, and boy did we! Saturday and Sunday were jammed packed, as we walked over 40,000 steps exploring Edinburgh. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed. So, for episode 25 of From Sumplace New, we want to share our initial impressions f…
 
When we left Seattle on July 31, 2018, we were long-term travel neophytes with very little understanding of how this working and traveling lifestyle would impact us. Two years later, we know, and we're going to share the 10 things we've learned about ourselves and how being location-independent wanderers enriches our lives. Here is what we cover in…
 
Nearly four days of travel: 16.5-hour car ride, 32.5-hour layover, 13.5-hour flight, 13-hour layover, 2-hour flight. It absolutely could have been a royal pain in the ass (but only the car ride was a literal pain in the ass). After a ton of research and preparation, we knew we did everything possible to make our journey from Bariloche to Buenos Air…
 
Episode 22 of From Sumplace New takes the podcast into the mystical realm when Jon shares his profound experience during our visit to the ancient Maya ruins at Chichén Itzá in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It was moving for both of us, but Jon had a totally different vibe, literally. After sharing what happened with our guide, Jon asked about the "sk…
 
After retiring early, Laura and her husband decided to leave the US and find a country where they would feel welcome to be themselves as a mixed-race couple (which hadn’t always been their experience back home). They’re now enjoying life in Mexico and Laura joined me to share her experience at home and abroad, how and why she’s speaking up about ra…
 
With only a week left before we leave Bariloche and South America, it's the perfect time to reflect on what we'll remember most about our time in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. We've whittled it down to eight primary topics (it very easily could have been 38): Cost of living People Historical Sites Food Geography Traditions Transit Sou…
 
This episode answers the big question we've been asking ourselves for three months: Where are we going next? We reveal what country we're heading to and why — and it was a challenging process that changed daily based on what country would let us in! We also answer questions we've been hearing regularly during our stay in Bariloche, Argentina, inclu…
 
Tune in for a brief update on the Grounded Nomads series and the latest from Nomadtopia. To join the conversation, connect with other current and aspiring nomads, and access additional resources for building and living your Nomadtopia, go to www.nomadtopia.com/radio and get links to the Nomadtopia Facebook group, the Nomadtopia Collective, and more…
 
Episode 19 was stirred by painful news: the diagnosis of a family member's terminal cancer. Learning about this was a kick in the gut and had us reflecting on what we are grateful for and why our health is so important to our ability to travel and work abroad. Karen shares several quotes about gratitude that inspire her, and we both discuss why rec…
 
Lately, our travel has taken a different turn. Instead of RV or Jeep travel, we've turned to our bikes. Not motorcycles...good, old-fashioned bicycles. Over the last several weeks, our business has us glued to our computer monitors, working on various client projects. Our little get-aways have been hopping on our bikes for short rides around the ne…
 
Naomi is a full-time housesitter who has made some big shifts in her lifestyle as a result of the pandemic. (Spoiler alert: she's decided to settle down in Sydney, Australia, for the next year!) We talked about how she made that decision and weighed its financial impact, mourning the loss of her identity as a nomad and feeling excited about new pos…
 
This list represents items we would have said we couldn't live without several years ago. Choosing to travel changes your perspective on everything. You begin to understand the difference between routine and adventure; nice-to-haves and essentials; wishing and doing. Because the more we do, the less we need or want of the "things" that filled our l…
 
Catch up with yours truly, the founder of Nomadtopia! How has becoming a mom of twins and living through the pandemic shifted my perspective on my own Nomadtopia—and lots more? Find out in this episode with the fabulous Jill Sessa returning to interview me once again. To join the conversation, connect with other current and aspiring nomads, and acc…
 
True or false? When traveling long-term like we do, it’s hard to meet people or make friends. False. And it's a no-brainer based on our experience. In this episode, we discuss how important making connections is, and how easy it can be when you make the effort. This applies to everyone, traveling or not. In hindsight, we kick ourselves for not maki…
 
Sam and her partner are full-time housesitters who had to scramble to find a place to stay when their next sit was canceled due to the pandemic. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including where they ended up, the importance of backup plans, the future of housesitting (in general and for them personally), and how new/aspiring housesitters ca…
 
We have never been more amped up than we are for this episode because it has become crystal clear that the current employment environment is opening doors for people to take their remote work on the road. Want proof? 77% of survey respondents of a recent survey expect the number of employees working primarily from home (at least three days a week) …
 
Sam and I started out talking about how his Nomadtopia was affected by the pandemic… and quickly found ourselves fumbling through a conversation about black lives matter, freedom, white privilege, the privilege of the nomadic lifestyle, and so much more. This episode is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign created by the #WoCPodcasters networ…
 
This episode continues the conversation from Episode 14 with Karen sharing the process she went through to prepare for our ongoing travel lifestyle. There are tips to help you start you on a path of minimalism, and tips she recommends for while you're on the road. We also introduce a new segment called "The best thing to happen to me last week" and…
 
Sarah has been living in a rural lakeside town in Guatemala, writing for the local paper and teaching yoga. When all her in-person work dried up overnight, she had to think quickly and learn how to bring her business online. In this episode we talk about what she's discovered in the process, the unexpected benefits of doing something she'd been res…
 
For episode 14 of "From Sumplace New," Jon interviews Karen about her journey toward minimalism — the challenge of being a clothing and decor aesthete who had to whittle down her stuff before hitting the road with the just the basics. The obstacles were plenty and the struggles real, but the transition was well worth it. In the end, Jon may be more…
 
Norm and his girlfriend were back in the U.S. for a visit and as the pandemic escalated they made the quick decision to leave the country again. Norm shares how he's keeping himself busy and, for the first time on Grounded Nomads, we spend much of the episode talking about the future of travel—practically and emotionally, for ourselves and in gener…
 
Day 59 of "Bariloche Lockdown" is also time for episode 13 of "From Sumplace New" — the one where Karen and Jon talk about how their perspective of international travel has transformed dramatically during their journey from Seattle to Mexico and South America. Three years ago, international travel meant vacations to tourist destinations every 2-3 y…
 
On January 31, 2019 — a day many people were glad had arrived due to the crappy year 2019 turned out to be (if we only knew what was coming our way!) — Jon had his brand new smart phone stolen in a busy street market in Santiago, Chile. Not swiped from a table or picked from his pocket, but grabbed and wrestled from his hands. How did this happen, …
 
After providing our "Locked down in Bariloche, Argentina update" (there appears to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!), we unveil — with a twist — what we love and hate about being isolated for 44 days and counting. The twist: We didn't share our respective points of view until we recorded the episode. Some are similar and some are qui…
 
What seems like ages ago, just before the announcement of stay-at-home policies, Robert and I had a little adventure with our teenage nephews. Henry and Max spent the weekend with us and Robert schooled them in leather bag making. We woke up extremely early on that Saturday morning and made our way to Concordia, MO for the Concordia Trade Fair. Thi…
 
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