15 episodes

Hello!
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If you ever wanted to live life a bit differently but feel stuck and unable to take the leap of faith, then be inspired by the Living Life Differently podcast.

Ali and Amy (aka The MahoJos) speak with different women who live alternative lifestyles; from someone who packed up a £400 ex-builders van and moved to France, to another woman who lives life as a bicycle nomad.

Their guests share personal insights into the way they live life differently and their journey of how they got there.

Ali and Amy are currently Living Life Differently with their newborn son and dog in a static caravan on a farm in South Wales. They are patiently waiting to start a European campervan adventure once the pandemic restrictions ease up.

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Podcast intro / outro music by Kevin MacLeod | Open Those Bright Eyes | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4171-open-those-bright-eyes/

Living Life Differently The MahoJos

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Hello!
------

If you ever wanted to live life a bit differently but feel stuck and unable to take the leap of faith, then be inspired by the Living Life Differently podcast.

Ali and Amy (aka The MahoJos) speak with different women who live alternative lifestyles; from someone who packed up a £400 ex-builders van and moved to France, to another woman who lives life as a bicycle nomad.

Their guests share personal insights into the way they live life differently and their journey of how they got there.

Ali and Amy are currently Living Life Differently with their newborn son and dog in a static caravan on a farm in South Wales. They are patiently waiting to start a European campervan adventure once the pandemic restrictions ease up.

Buy us a coffee?
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If you enjoy listening to our show and want to buy us a coffee to say thanks then you can use this link to donate ( https://www.buymeacoffee.com/themahojos ).

Music
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Podcast intro / outro music by Kevin MacLeod | Open Those Bright Eyes | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4171-open-those-bright-eyes/

    EP13 - The MahoJos - Ali & Amy do a Season 1 round up

    EP13 - The MahoJos - Ali & Amy do a Season 1 round up

    Hello and welcome to Episode 13 of the Living Life Differently podcast!

    We are Ali and Amy, the hosts of the podcast and in this episode we do a round up of the 12 episodes that we've recorded in season one.

    We talk about how and why we set up the podcast and chat through our favourite moments when we've been talking to these inspirational women.

    Join us on our journey of adventure as we speak to you from sunny Portugal - yes we finally made it away in our campervan!

    As always we'd love to hear from you and know where you're listening from. And...if you know any women who are already Living Life Differently and who might be a good guest on our podcast then let us know!
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    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos

    You can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojos
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/themahojos
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojos



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 30 min
    EP12 | Phillipa Alexandre | Vanlife & Moving to Portugal

    EP12 | Phillipa Alexandre | Vanlife & Moving to Portugal

    Join us in this episode as we speak with Phillipa Alexandre who left the island of Jersey with her husband Callum and their cat Theodore after realising that they both needed to change their lives for the better.
    Phillipa talks about how and why they decided to leave Jersey and how their vanlife adventure went across Europe.
    Their adventure didn't end with vanlife, as through a twist of fate, they decided to buy a static caravan in southern Portugal.
    Follow Phillipa via her blog and her social media channels below:
    Blog: https://rvmanvyi.com
    Social Links
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos

    You can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojos
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/themahojos
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojos


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP11 | Linda Wilmott | Independent Hostel Owner

    EP11 | Linda Wilmott | Independent Hostel Owner

    When the opportunity came for Linda Wilmott to leave her well established career in the civil service, she jumped at the chance. Her organisation were offering Voluntary Exit packages, and having got to a point of high stress and dissatisfaction with her job, she knew it was time for a BIG change. At the age of 47 she left the security of a career with nothing else to go to.

    Linda applied for a voluntary role with Stirling Youth Hostel for six weeks, and in that time, she was inspired to try something new. She was already a keen hiker and loved the outdoor life. So after speaking with her partner and sister, she decided that buying a Youth Hostel would be her next step. 

    With no experience of hospitality previously (and lots of Googling), Linda, her partner and sister clubbed together to buy a hostel together in the heart of Cumbria.

    7 years later, she is still managing the Alston Youth Hostel and despite the long hours, she has no regrets about changing her life.

    Follow Linda's Youth Hostel adventure here:
    Website
    Twitter
    Facebook
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    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos

    You can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojos
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/themahojos
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojos


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 57 min
    EP10 | Kelly Hayes-Raitt | International Pet Sitter

    EP10 | Kelly Hayes-Raitt | International Pet Sitter

    Kelly Hayes-Raitt admits that she sleeps around (usually with pets!) as a full-time international pet sitter.

    Fifteen years ago, after a 30-year career as a political activist promoting social and environmental justice, Kelly ran for public office and got her butt kicked. She decided to take a sabbatical from politics and ended up in the Middle East working with refugees.

    She’s housesat throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.  She’s visited more than 70 countries, including pre- and post-U.S. invasion Iraq, from where she reported.

    She's written several essays about her trips to the Middle East that have been published in a variety of anthologies, literary journals and newspapers. She's also written the definitive book about housesitting called How to Become a Housesitter: Insider Tips from the HouseSit Diva, available in soft cover or Kindle on Amazon or as an ebook from her web site www.HouseSitDiva.com.

    Besides sleeping around with animals, Kelly is an avid scuba diver who tries to perfect her octopus-whispering.

    Follow Kelly on her other social networks:
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/jumpstartyourbookwithkelly 
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/KellyHayesRaitt

    Kelly is also an Editor & Book Coach at: www.JumpStartMyBook.org

    And a Travel Writer at: www.TravelAwaits.com/author/kelly-hayes-raitt/

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    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos

    You can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojos
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/themahojos
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojos


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP9 | Louise Dumayne | Living in the Yukon Wilderness

    EP9 | Louise Dumayne | Living in the Yukon Wilderness

    Louise Dumayne lived in London and worked as an actor all her professional life.

    In 2012, aged 42, she made the life-changing decision to fulfil a childhood dream of moving to the Alaskan Wilderness.

    She now lives with her husband in the Canadian Yukon at their extremely remote, off-road, off-grid log cabin.

    In 2017, they featured in the Channel 4 series “Escape to the Wild”.

    Her short story, The Bear, was published in Words and Women IV (Unthank Books) and she’s currently working on a novel based in The Yukon.

    You can follow Louise's Yukon adventures here:

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/yukonbushlife
    Blog: http://yukonbushlife.blogspot.com
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    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site and check out the supporter / member options: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos

    You can also follow our adventures or say hi on our own social media channels:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/themahojos
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/themahojos
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/themahojos


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 1 hr 20 min
    EP8 | Siobhan Daniels | Fulltime Vanille (UK)

    EP8 | Siobhan Daniels | Fulltime Vanille (UK)

    In this episode we speak with Siobhan Daniels who has retired from her role in the BBC to travel the UK in a motorhome.

    Having sold her flat and most of her possessions, she bought a motorhome with no previous experience of vanlife.

    Siobhan talks passionately about using her retirement at the age of 61 years young to challenge ageism and ageist stereotypes.

    She also discusses her round the world backpacking trip at the age of 50 after taking a gap year from work.

    Follow Siobhan's motorhome adventures on the following social media channels:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SiobhanDaniels
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shuvonshuvoff/
    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@siobhandaniels6
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/siobhan-daniels-5a46a91b8
    Blog - https://shuvonshuvoff.blogspot.com

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    If you are enjoying our podcast and would like to support our work then you can buy us a coffee! Head over to the following site: https://buymeacoffee.com/themahojos


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

LiftsHikesandLeaves ,

Giving me the confidence to go against the grain

I am really enjoying this new podcast. I’ve often felt like the regular path was not entirely for me but I don’t know anyone in real life who is not pursuing the standard job/marriage/house/babies route. This is where the magic of the internet and podcasts like this come into play! It’s great to hear others speak so positively about the roads less travelled and it reinforces my own choices to do things a bit differently, even if friends and family don’t completely understand or agree. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the season!

Ali Mahoney ,

Inspiring!

Okay so I’m a little bit biased as I’m one of the hosts of this podcast. But…the stories that we’re sharing from women who are Living Life Differently are really inspiring ME to reflect on my own life. After only a couple of episodes, Amy and I are seriously talking about ways that we can live differently as a family in the future.

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