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Immersive stories of Americans living in cities around the world. Join Jessica Drucker, author of How To Move Abroad and Why It’s The Best Thing You’ll Do, for interviews with fascinating American expats living their best lives abroad. If you have always dreamt of moving abroad, these episodes give you both the inspiration and the blueprint to take your life into your own hands and follow your call to adventure.
 
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This week on Adventure Calls, I talk to Katheryn Gronauer, Founder of Thrive Tokyo, a company based in Tokyo that helps expats transition successfully to life in Japan. With a Japanese mother and an American father, Katheryn was raised between Florida and Tokyo, and has spent her life dissecting how different value systems have shaped her identity …
 
Lauren Pelkey is a children's book author, blogger and entrepreneur based in Bogota, the capital of Colombia and one of the highest capital cities in the world at 8,661 feet above sea level.Lauren is no stranger to living life at the extremes. In today’s interview, Lauren talks about applying for an Australian visa, getting approved only hours late…
 
Christine Job is a business strategist and the award-winning podcaster behind the Flourish in the Foreign podcast. She went from following all the 'right' steps toward the American Dream in the United States to taking a sabbatical to walk Spain's 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, connecting with Spanish life, and relocating to Barcelona. Her …
 
This is the first show in a new series called International Impact, interviews with expat builders, creators and entrepreneurs whose products and services not only impact the world, but the key ingredient is the time spent abroad by the company’s founder. Meet Clément Monnet - Founder & CEO of Cinessance, the Netflix of French Film. A serial entrep…
 
One year ago, Travis came home to his Los Angeles apartment after a run and said to his partner, David, "Let's get out of here." David is a singer and Travis is a writer / standup comic, and the two entertainers had lost most gigs due to the pandemic. Despite having only ever traveled abroad once, David was more ready than ever to get out the US, a…
 
Charly Stoever is a non-binary Latinx money coach and former licensed stockbroker who helps LGBTQ & BIPOC folks points hack, invest, & build wealth so that they can start taking control of their money and find their freedom. In this episode, we discuss the freedom that financial literacy creates for all people, but especially queer people and peopl…
 
In conversation with Libryia Jones, a leading remote work expert and co-founder of Wandering Moms talking about creating freedom in your life while working from anywhere. When her daughter was born, Libryia was in grad school, sharing a twin bed with her newborn, living on food stamps and WIC checks. When her daughter was around a year old, she sav…
 
Welcome to Day 10, the final day, of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 24, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUNNmwcouwn Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadrucker.com/guide Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.co…
 
Welcome to Day 9 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 23, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUKpIq-Ienw/ Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadrucker.com/guide Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocatio…
 
Welcome to Day 8 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 22, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUIIH0uo0dT Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadrucker.com/guide Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation…
 
How To Move To Portugal Welcome to Day 7 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 21, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUFedEjoOpq Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadrucker.com/guide Full conference line-up: https://jessicadru…
 
Welcome to Day 6 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 20, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUC-0PCoQG8/ Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation-conference. Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadruc…
 
Welcome to Day 5 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 17, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT7RPajKWt_/ Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation-conference. Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadruck…
 
Day 4 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference aired live on Instagram on September 16, 2021. This is the area where people make the most mistakes. If you're moving abroad, planning on moving abroad, dreaming of moving abroad or already living abroad... you don't want to miss this. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.insta…
 
Welcome to Day 3 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 15, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2FytkokgZ/ Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation-conference. Get the 2022 Global Relocation Guide: https://jessicadruck…
 
Welcome to Day 1 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference, free and live on Instagram. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 13, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTw4Z5QoXy8/ Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation-conference. Thrive Tokyo: http://www.thri…
 
Welcome to Day 2 of the Adventure Calls 2021 Global Relocation Conference, free and live on Instagram. This interview aired live on Instagram on September 14, 2021. Watch the interview on IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTzgyEIITvg/ Full conference line-up: https://jessicadrucker.com/live-relocation-conference. My Paris Touch: https://mypari…
 
What does home mean when you live in a new place? Can you ever go home again, truly home once you leave? On today's episode, I talk to The Jazzy Nation founder Jasmine Okocha, a traveler and expat who has lived in Morocco and India, and is currently based in Washington DC with her husband Gozie, a United States Diplomat, while they await the news o…
 
After doing everything right and living the way she was supposed to, Jai Essence found herself broke and broken trying to figure out how to make ends meet and have a happy life in the US. Jai taught for years in Houston, then Dubai, before arriving in Rwanda. At age 40 she moved overseas determined to take the time to find herself, and discovered m…
 
A few weeks ago, I set up a survey to find out more about the Adventure Calls audience. The results were both obvious and surprising. Here's what I learned about you, and what is in the works to lead you closer to what you truly want. A massive thank you to all who filled out the survey. One winner received a paperback copy of my book, How To Move …
 
Katherine is the epitome of expat excellence. She turned a few months' internship at a national paper in Costa Rica to a reporter role at the Tico Times, the most well-known English language newspaper in Central America. From there, she became the Managing Editor of the Tico Times, and a speech writer for Costa Rican President and Nobel Laureate Os…
 
This week’s episode is a bit different. It's about YOU. Your culture. Although it is not your intention, when you move abroad, you are exporting your culture to another country, too. After all, you don't just show up and learn about new ways of living. You learn them through the lens of your home culture. And there can be clashes there. Misundersta…
 
A life lived abroad in Tokyo and Berlin has led Expat Empire founder David McNeill to a happy life in Porto, Portugal. If it's good enough for the founder of the expat empire, is Porto right for you? In this episode, immerse yourself in expat life in Portugal before listening to David's story and advice for those looking to move abroad. Finally, st…
 
This week on Adventure Calls - a simple, two-minute survey. As a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel starts to appear, people are reaching out via email and DM more than ever for expat coaching. Many times, people want coaching, but would prefer something less expensive. I am looking to create a product that can best serve the most people so th…
 
A rookie mistake leaves Jess cursed at a Mayan ruin during a Catholic holiday in Guatemala. Immerse yourself in a trip to Guatemala. While it might be fun for you to listen to, it wasn't fun for Jess and her best friend Tracey to live through. In fact, not once, but twice in ten years, Jess was taken down by a trip to Tikal. This is the story of th…
 
Immerse yourself in Granada, Spain before listening in on the conversation with the two co-founders of Sincerely, Spain. Claudia Neiman and Dani Norwell. In today's conversation, we talk about life in Spain, and we get real about the challenges of expat life. What drew today's two guests here is wildly different, although they're both from the US M…
 
This is the one about the time when I tried to make a joke, offended a sweet grandmother in her own kitchen, and everyone ended up laughing at me, not with me. And I survived! What's the worst that can happen while you're learning a language in a new country? I feel like my story is a good example of how embarrassing it can get, and yet I wouldn't …
 
Immerse yourself in the sounds and story of Munich, before settling into the inspiring story of Wander Onwards founder, Vanessa MW, a wealth coach and travel hacker who personally has 10 income streams and is set to retire well before 50. She's a proud Chicana originally from Los Angeles, and has lived abroad for over seven years in China, England,…
 
Let’s kick off the Re:Call series with a memory I’ll never forget. The one where getting rammed by a buffalo changed the course of my life. Welcome to the first Adventure Re:Call episode. As a walking worst case scenario, I've been robbed, had broken bones, been broken up with, been broke financially, lost passports and paperwork, had rare tropical…
 
Katy Sewall and Tiffany Parks run the celebrated podcast, The Bittersweet Life. Tiffany has lived in Rome for over 15 years, while Katy, an NPR veteran, co-hosts and produces the show from Seattle. The childhood friends reunited for one year in Rome in 2013, when Katy moved with her husband there for his fellowship. Katy and Tiffany launched the po…
 
Patrick Smith is an American, based in Tokyo, Japan who has been living a double life. That's right! By day, Patrick has been a humble, genuinely enthusiastic English teacher for over nine years now. By night, he has recently amassed nearly one million followers on TikTok, where he posts lighthearted skits about life in the classroom, and life in J…
 
Based in Da Nang, Vietnam, Jazzie Mas is a stand-up comic from South Central, Los Angeles who is destined for global stardom, though her path toward it has been anything but direct. In my conversation with Jazzie, you'll hear about her time as a digital nomad. Her life as a stand up comic, and how she turned a childhood of turmoil, a short time in …
 
There has to be more to life than careers, credit scores, and chasing the American Dream, right? What about your dreams? Join Jessica Drucker, author of How To Move Abroad and Why It’s The Best Thing You’ll Do, for interviews with fascinating American expats living their best lives abroad. If you have always dreamt of moving abroad or are fed up an…
 
Beth Santos is founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global community and lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Wanderful reaches a diverse audience of over 100M each year through chapter events in 50 cities, an international home sharing network, global summits and small group trips, a thriving membership community, and…
 
In 1999, at the age of 22, Derek Baron left home for a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia that has never come to an end. He’s been traveling the world for over 20 years, 7097 days of travel according to the counter on his travel blog, WanderingEarl.com. Derek has visited over 120 countries, and now runs his tour company, Wandering Earl Tours, to locati…
 
Gabby Beckford is the 24-year-old entrepreneur, content creator, and travel-addict behind Packs Light. Between her TEDx talk on Delusional Confidence and risk-taking, while young, her 800+, and growing Facebook group called Young Travelers Network, and her being awarded more than $75,000 in study abroad funds in college, Gabby is known as the Oppor…
 
Martinique Lewis is a Diversity in Travel Consultant who works tirelessly to ensure that diversity is not just a buzzword in the travel industry. She blogs at MartySanDiego.com, where she is the creator of the Diversity in Travel Report Card holding the industry to a higher and more transparent standard. Marty has been working with tourist boards a…
 
Jannik Lawaetz is the founder and CEO of LuggageHero, a growing network of affordable luggage-storage sites. As you might imagine, both sides of his win-win travel startup have been vastly reduced during the pandemic, as travel has all but stopped, and the local shops, cafes and hotels stores that normally store the luggage were almost all shut. Pr…
 
On this episode of Adventure Calls, I spoke with Laura Bartlett, the founder of House of Coco, a luxury print travel magazine sold on the newsstands in London. During a time when the world became overrun with travel Instagrammers, Laura chose to go in the opposite direction, launching a print magazine, with the goal of creating a platform that allo…
 
Tess Longfield is a British Travel PR expert in the travel industry based in Beirut, but quarantining in Sussex, England. In her career, Tess has worked through major events and catastrophes such as the 7/7 bombings in London, the Royal Wedding in 2011, and the Summer 2012 Olympics, before setting off on a life abroad with her diplomat husband, bui…
 
Of the 350,000 US students studying abroad each year, only six percent are students of color. Today’s guest, Lamar Shambley, gave up his teaching career to help solve that problem. After teaching for seven years, Lamar’s high school Spanish students inspired him to Teens Of Color Abroad, a program that provides high school students of color with la…
 
On this episode of Adventure Calls, I talk to Melanie Folcik Barillaro from her quarantine in Connecticut. Melanie is a commercial pilot, a helicopter pilot, an Emergency Medical Technician, a certified flight instructor, a PADI rescue SCUBA diver, a certified Class A skydiver, and a travel addict recently made the transition to a role as an FAA Av…
 
How are travel startups adjusting to the new normal in the travel industry? In this episode, I talk to Michael Youngblood, co-founder of Unsettled travel community from his childhood home in South Carolina. We talk about how travel startups can successfully change directions while the industry is otherwise at a standstill, and about the future of t…
 
In this episode: While quarantined in her apartment in Chelsea, NYC, Pavia and I discuss the benefits of this Great Pause, parallels among crises like 9/11, Spanish Flu, and the Great Depression and talk about how travel consumer behavior may change as a result of the Coronavirus. We discuss the growing importance of travel insurance, travel safety…
 
In this episode: Originally from Washington, DC, and today based in Singapore, Gregory Burns is a world-class athlete and internationally recognized fine artist. He has won gold, silver and bronze medals and set four world records in swimming during three consecutive Paralympic Games. Having been in Asia for the last 35 years, Gregory shares his un…
 
Quarantine phone calls with travel experts sheltered in place around the world about the future of travel, and escapism, in a post-coronavirus world. Hi, I’m Jess Drucker. I’ve traveled to over 40 countries and lived in four. I was rammed by a cow in India, had dengue fever in Belize, flew over my handlebars riding down the death road in Bolivia. B…
 
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