We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.
We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.
And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.
Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!
One Crazy Year! 2020 Recap with Annette & Daniel Fortner from Chase For Adventure
In this episode of The World Wanderers we are excited to catch up with friends of the podcast, Annette and Daniel Fortner from Chaseforadventure.com!
Annette and Daniel are full-time travelers and digital entrepreneurs teaching aspiring digital nomads how they can create a full-time traveling life!
The Fortners have had some crazy experiences since our last chat in the fall of 2019. From dodging elephants in Sri Lanka, to riding out Covid 19 living with 10 dogs in the jungles of Ko Chang, 2020 was an eventful year to say the least.
Annette and Daniel are fantastic storytellers, both through their blog and through their Youtube channel, and so this conversation was a fun ride full of action and insight.
If you would like to get access to the past and future episodes of our nomad series as a World Wanderers Insider, head on over to Patreon.com/theworldwanderers. Thank you so much for your continued support!
Connect with Annette and Daniel at Chaseforadventure.com and on YouTube
Financials, Travel Planning, and Living in Taiwan with Mr. Nomad Numbers
This time on The World Wanderers we are joined by Mr. Nomad Numbers, one of the Nomad Numbers team. In 2018, Mr. and Mrs. Nomad Numbers quit their jobs, sold their stuff, and started traveling the world full time!
From the start, they’ve documented their journey and kept detailed track of their budget, spending, and income. Their site is a truly great resource for any nomad, so we were excited to chat with Mr. Nomad Numbers about his journey, how he budgets and plans travel, why travel can be a lot more affordable than you think, life in Taiwan, and a lot more!
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Exploring Boquete, Panamá!
This week on the show we are taking you back in time and on an adventure we took to Boquete, Panama at the very start of 2020!
We'll talk about why Boquete is a great spot to visit (maybe even an underrated destination), take you on a tour of some of the best things to do, and share what made it stand out to us.
This episode is brought to you in part by Casco Antiguo Language School. Casco Antiguo Language School offers Spanish language immersion programs in Latin America's coolest neighborhood, Panama City, Panama's Old Quarter, Casco Antiguo. Their 1 on 1 or Small Group classes allow you to get out of the classroom and learn Spanish in real-life settings. They also offer free social activities every such as sunset bike tour, salsa dancing, happy hour, and beach volleyball. The school is located in the heart of this incredible colonial neighborhood that's also an UNESCO world heritage site. The school has a great social atmosphere and the teachers are incredible.
We have seen such an improvement in our Spanish since we started studying there, and the beauty is they also offer classes online via Skype / Zoom so we are actually back in Canada now but can continue classes online with the same teacher. During this crazy time, it has given our lives some sort of routine, which we are loving. If you are interested in learning Spanish, you can head on over to www.cascospanish.com to start your language learning journey.
Portuguese Residency and Living Through 2020 as a Nomad
On this episode of The World Wanderers, we are talking with Becky Gillespie from Tokyo Becky and The School of Travels podcast. If you've listened to the podcast for a while you've met Becky before! We're talking today about what life has been like living through the pandemic as a nomad and Becky's plans to become a resident of Portugal!
If you would to get access to the past and future episodes of our nomad series as a World Wanderers Insider, head on over to Patreon.com/theworldwanderers. Thank you so much for your continued support!
2020 Year in Review!
What a crazy year it has been! Like we do every year, we're looking back at the past 12 months. We started the year in Panama and will end it in Mexico, but a lot happened and changed in between.
A pandemic definitely throws a wrench into life plans as a digital nomad, so we also talk about what our plans were that we changed throughout the year.
One of the big changes from this year is that we launcher The World Wanderers Insider, our exclusive podcast on Patreon. To get access to TWW Insider you can go to patreon.com/theworldwanderers
Life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
At the end of October, we traveled from Canada to Mexico to base ourselves in Puerto Vallarta for the fall. We've been settling in for a month and this week on the podcast wanted to give an update about what life has been like here so far.
We share our reasoning for starting here, what it's been like so far, and how it's felt to be here during the ongoing pandemic.
This episode is brought to you by Away. Visit Awaytravel.com/wanderers to find the perfect gear for your next trip!
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Entitled millennials travel the world
Oh how I enjoyed this podcast when I first started listening to it. However, in more recent episodes, there is a lot of disdain for "the corporate world" and all that it entails. There are many reasons that more people cannot embark upon the global lifestyle of these two. If they would approach it from a different perspective - "this is what we have chosen, and it's great for us!"- then it would be much more pleasant to listen to. However, the new condescending point of view is difficult to stomach. And I do wish that Amanda could give her recollections or point of view without constantly being corrected by Ryan.
That aside, the podcast has a good premise.
Irresponsible International travel during the pandemic
Listening to your podcast episode where you detailed you move to Mexico in October 2020 reminded me of the time when I unwittingly stumbled upon an anti mask demonstration full of people convinced that their rights are being thwarted. The reason governments and health professionals want you to stay at home and stay away from other people is not because they care that you might get covid. They care that you might pass it in to someone who is old and frail like your Grandmother or you best friend with a chronic disease or someone you don’t know who has a compromised immune system. It’s selfish behaviour like yours that ruins everything for the rest of us. We all have a duty to do our part in looking after one another.
Beware of misinformation
Just listened to the internationalizing yourself episode with Simon where he gives advice on how to avoid being considered a resident of Canada for tax purposes. He suggested all you need to do is be out of the country for half the year. As a Canadian resident and a Canadian tax lawyer, this is wrong. Anyone intending to become a non- resident of Canada should be very wary of relying on what Simon says.