45 episodes

Previously Road to Thriving Podcast! New changes coming. Stay tuned...

Free Living Claire Taylor

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Previously Road to Thriving Podcast! New changes coming. Stay tuned...

    #045 MRT... everything you believe to be true is completely made up

    #045 MRT... everything you believe to be true is completely made up

    Coming to you live this week from Chaing Mai in Thailand (birdsong, roosters, planes and all!) with my biweekly check-in about my journey to thriving in this strange globetrotting digital nomad lifestyle. Giving a few updates on our travels and something that I'm pondering after having travelled to over 5+ countries in the last few weeks.



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    Intro music: Acoustic Folk Instrumental by Hyde

    • 12 min
    #044 The truth about the dark side of travel: moving abroad, making friends, and the “dream job” working online with Sabina Trojanova from @GirlvsGlobe

    #044 The truth about the dark side of travel: moving abroad, making friends, and the “dream job” working online with Sabina Trojanova from @GirlvsGlobe

    So with all the magical, sunshine sides of full-time travel... comes the dark side of being a full-time traveller.

    In this episode, I chat with Sabina Trojanova (creator of Girl vs. Globe) and take a deep dive into shining light on the ‘dark side’ of travel (don't worry, we are also going to chat about how to navigate these potential pitfalls of life on the road!):


    Running an online business and travelling full-time 


    How travel impacts developing meaningful relationships and tips for cultivating relationships on the road


    and so much more!



    Sabina Trojanova is a writer, presenter and content creator behind Girl vs Globe, an online travel community of 400k+ followers. She is also the author of #wanderlust (HarperCollins), featuring her original photography from nearly sixty countries. Her work has been featured by The Telegraph, The Independent and various other publications. Sabina is passionate about using travel to promote tolerance and has collaborated with a number of nonprofits, including two projects with the European Commission. She has visited over fifty countries, lived in five and speaks seven languages.

    For more on world travel, food around the world and more, follow her over at @GirlvsGlobe



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    Intro music: Acoustic Folk Instrumental by Hyde

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #043 Housesitting 101: How to travel the world for free using house sitting and pet sitting with Jori and Austin @nomadsandpawpads

    #043 Housesitting 101: How to travel the world for free using house sitting and pet sitting with Jori and Austin @nomadsandpawpads

    Have you ever dreamed of travelling for free? (haven't we all?!)

    In this episode, I sit down with Jori and Austin from Nomads and Pawpads - the world travelling pet sitters on a mission to travel (for free) to as many countries as they can using house sitting. In this episode, Jori and Austin answer the top housesitting questions and give some great housesitting tips, including:

    - What is housesitting and pet sitting? (what is housesitter.com and the other websites for petsitting)

    - How to get started house sitting

    - Pros and cons of pet and house sitting

    - How to spot a great pet/house sit

    - How to build credibility as a housesitter to land better gigs!

    - and so much more to use housesitting to travel!



    For more tips and tricks on travel pet and house sitting, follow their journey at @nomadsandpawpads

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    Intro music: Acoustic Folk Instrumental by Hyde

    • 1 hr 25 min
    #042 MRT... new seasons in travel, outgrowing old ways of living, re-finding your purpose, manifesting your dream life and more

    #042 MRT... new seasons in travel, outgrowing old ways of living, re-finding your purpose, manifesting your dream life and more

    What do you do when you reach your dream or outgrow an old way of living/travelling? While I ordinarily chat with travellers, nomads and global citizens about their journey to how they are thriving in this lifestyle, in this MRT (my road to..) segment, I share my personal (and messy) journey as it evolves. In each episode, I share what I have learned and put into practice in my own life around travel and pursuing a life of freedom. In this week's episode, I chat about:

    - How I'm shifting into a new season of travel (and where I'm going next!)

    - What I'm looking to manifest in this new season

    - The importance of an intentional practice to cultivate a free life

    - Re-centring on my purpose and my 'why' - a few key question's I've been asking myself from an incredible article by Mark Manson about finding your purpose



    Other resources:

    The dark side of the digital nomad by Mark Manson



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    Intro music: Acoustic Folk Instrumental by Hyde

    • 14 min
    #041 Flying around the world in a single-engine plane with Sam Porter from @fly5inthesky

    #041 Flying around the world in a single-engine plane with Sam Porter from @fly5inthesky

    Ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world in a single-engine plane? 

    Well, in today's episode, I sit down with Sam Porter – a 22-year-old private pilot from Vancouver, Canada, who has spent the last 8 months doing exactly that. Her family (@fly5inthesky⁠) has set a massive goal of flying around the world in their single-engine GA8 AirVan, travelling to over 50 countries in 14 months. 

    In this episode, we dive into:


    A day in the life of travelling in a single-engine plane


    How to pack for a worldwide expedition (with only 9kg per person!)


    Sam shares some of her best and worst experiences from travelling to over 20 countries so far


    How to navigate medical emergencies as a full-time traveller ...and much more!



    It is said that “less people have flown around the world in a single-engine plane than have summited mount Everest”, and it's hard to say if there even has been a family that has done it all together, completely VFR and with no autopilot.



    Be sure to follow along the journey over at @fly5inthesky and you can connect with sam @samanthaporter



    PS.  If you have loved this episode, I would be so grateful if you could leave a review - let us know what you thought (and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to get notified of future episodes + show your support).

    Intro music: Acoustic Folk Instrumental by Hyde

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #040 MRT ...travel burnout, anxiety, slowing down, integration of experiences and more

    #040 MRT ...travel burnout, anxiety, slowing down, integration of experiences and more

    You are not a before and after story - you are ever-changing and evolving. While I ordinarily chat with travelers, nomads and global citizens about their journey to how they are thriving in this lifestyle, in this MRT (my road to..) segment, I share my personal (and messy) journey as it evolves. Each episode I share what I have learned and put into practice in my own life around travel and pursuing a life of freedom. In this week's episode, I chat about:

    - being on the edge of travel burnout

    - navigating travel anxiety

    - the power of slowing down

    - the importance of integrating travel experiences

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Elabett ,

So insightful for anyone who wants to look outside of the bc

I love this pod, it’s diversity, insight into many helpful topics, the host’s gentle voice and the guests that she talks too! Can’t wait to next one !

Emmyilly ,

Listening while lime picking

I LOVE this podcast so much. I really enjoy discovering people’s stories, backgrounds, the road they have travelled to where they are now & what they’ve learned along the way. The importance of well-being & how people cultivate their own well being differently.

Currently on a break from road tripping, picking limes - this podcast has got me so excited to be back exploring. Love love love listening

justine9877 ,

AMAZING!!

I came across Claire on Instagram and started listening to her amazing, helpful and positive podcasts. Such great advice while living life on the road. Makes you realise we do have choices when it comes to how we want to live and what life we want to create. Thank you Claire! Can’t wait to listen to many more 💛

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