LOKATE is an actionable resource portal that helps you design your life abroad. This podcast interviews guests, shares experiences and uncovers the strategies and resources you need to build the life that makes sense for you. Whether that is fully moving to another country, or just finding new and exciting ways to inject more travel experiences in your life - there are options for everyone. No matter your life or financial situation. This podcast and our blog is what is going to help to get you there. Tag along on this adventure and join us for new episodes for tips, tricks and advice on how you can get started!
The COVID Chapters - Layoffs and Van Life
Today we’re going to be discussing a bit of a sensitive, if not taboo topic…. being laid off.
Layoffs are an unfortunate and oftentimes confidence-crushing circumstance for an individual to be in. But then, when you take a global pandemic, the uncertainty of the economy, and on top of that losing your job… I can’t imagine the stress, panic, and fear that so many people have experienced around the world over the couple of years.
I feel super grateful that my friend Kait has agreed to open up about her experience of being laid off during COVID. Kait is an HR professional, specializing in employee experiences, culture and belonging, particularly on a global level. She’s also an avid hiker, coffee lover, entrepreneur, and a van enthusiast all rolled up into one, which we'll explore during the episode.
I hope this episode is helpful who might find themselves in an unfortunate circumstance of being laid off. Kait shares key pieces of advice and what you should do if you were ever to find yourself in this situation.
The COVID Chapters - Taking Risks and New Jobs
Moe is a former running buddy of mine and a Content Strategist from Toronto who recently made the move across the pond (aka the Atlantic ocean) to London for work, all during a global pandemic! She’ll be discussing her experience and the challenges of making a move like this during an unprecedented global situation.
The COVID Chapters - Walking Across Borders
Andie is a mom of 5 whose children’s therapist said Andie was the most interesting person she had ever met. She’s not sure if that was a compliment or not, but what she loves to do in the world the most is travel planning and be a Virtual Assistant. She has become such a nerd about budget travel that she made her own course about it. But what makes Andie and her family truly special, is that they are nomadic! Meaning, they have travelled to and lived in 14 different countries across 4 continents! Currently, they reside in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it was quite the adventure to get there, and unfortunately their move coincided with a global pandemic. We’re going to deep dive into that story today.
The COVID Chapters - Quarantine Baby
In mid 2020, during the height of the global pandemic, Emily welcomed her first child. A beautiful baby boy named Enzo. Today we’ll be chatting about her experience of being pregnant, having a baby during COVID, as well as the challenges she faced not being able to see her family due to country border lockdown restrictions for almost a year.
The COVID Chapters - 2020: Love is not cancelled
Although 2020 was a year for the history books, if there’s one thing we can all agree on and have witnessed during the pandemic, it’s that love is not cancelled. Today on the podcast, I am excited to welcome Kate, who has her own special story of love and navigating the pandemic.
Like many brides that year, a wave of fear, stress, and unpredictability washed over them. Could a wedding actually happen? If so, how? Today we’re going to chat through Kate’s experience, how she overcame the challenges of pulling off her wedding in Spain in 2020 during the height of a global pandemic.
The COVID Chapters - Bingo and Balcony Dance Parties