17 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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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 ).

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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 • 7 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/

    Tricia & Cathie: Race Across the World

    Tricia & Cathie: Race Across the World

    If you've ever thought of putting your life on hold to do an incredible, life-changing adventure then this is the episode for you!
    We speak with Tricia and Cathie who competed in the BBC hit series, Race Across the World.
    Tricia and Cathie were both in their 40s at the time that they applied for the show and were very settled in life with full time jobs and family ties. Little did they know that their application would be successful and that it would result in a whirlwind 2-month race across Canada, competing against four other teams.
    Tricia and Cathie talk in depth about the challenge of pausing their busy lives to be able to fly across the other side of the world, and also talk about the challenges of being away for that length of time.
    Follow their future adventures on Instagram.
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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
    To connect with us, the podcast hosts, you can follow our own adventures here:
    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 12 min
    Sarah & Harriet: Help We Bought a Village!

    Sarah & Harriet: Help We Bought a Village!

    In their mid-40's Sarah and Harriet decided that they needed a big change in their lives. Tired of working long days with little down time and tired of the expense of houses in the UK, they decided to sell up and move to France.
    But this was no ordinary move. After searching online during the Covid Pandemic for a property with holiday let potential, they fell in love with a small hamlet in the north west of France.
    Following their hearts more than their heads, they took the plunge and put a deposit down on their dream property.
    One year on from the purchase, Sarah and Harriet talk about the stresses and strains of making such a big decision, the challenges they've faced to get a business up and running, and all the positives of starting a new life abroad.
    With two Gites on their property already open for guests, and another Gite on the way, the couple have been working hard to realise their dreams which have most definitely come to fruition.
    Follow their adventures either on their website or their Instagram page.
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    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/living-life-differently/donations


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

    • 55 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kate dot ,

A great listen

Have binge listened to the first season of this podcast while out walking. Love the honesty of the guests giving you the warts and all versions of the lives they have chosen. Given me plenty to think about reflecting on the pros and cons of my own life choices particularly the theme around trading off wealth and material goods for life experiences. Looking forward to season 2!

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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