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In a time and place where you can work from anywhere, two ladies in their mid-to-late 27's have decided to — and they're calling it Workationing. 12 months, 12 countries, 12 professional and personal goals, and countless adventures. Is this a huge mistake or are they about to have the time of their lives? This is the Workationing Podcast.

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In a time and place where you can work from anywhere, two ladies in their mid-to-late 27's have decided to — and they're calling it Workationing. 12 months, 12 countries, 12 professional and personal goals, and countless adventures. Is this a huge mistake or are they about to have the time of their lives? This is the Workationing Podcast.

    Ep 61: Celebrity Encounters, Summiting Utah & a Magical Mystery Birthday Tour

    Ep 61: Celebrity Encounters, Summiting Utah & a Magical Mystery Birthday Tour

    Ashley Osmond is introduced to the podcast audience as the new co-host. She comes in hot with stories of her appearance as “Kate” on The Celebrity Apprentice and her high-profile family.

    While Ashley was in Utah, Kari was coordinating a Magical Mystery Birthday tour that took her through 7 countries in 3 days: Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 60: She Was An American Girl

    Ep 60: She Was An American Girl

    The Gringas are back, with an epic catch up and big news. Kelly’s coming in hot from Gainesville, Florida – the home of Tom Petty – with some massive career and life changes. She also found love in Cleveland! 
    Kari’s in Antalya, Turkey and about to hit a mystery location that will be included in the next podcast episode. 
    In this episode the ladies explain what they’ve been up to for the last several months, and how manifestation and trusting your gut can lead you to exactly the place where you need to be – even if it isn’t where you expect it.
    Some new characters are briefly introduced, which will lead to some fun guest hosts in future episodes of the podcast. The ladies also reflect on what the last two years of Workationing have meant to them, what they’ve learned and how their lives have been transformed by the experience. 
    NOTE: Kari's audio on this episode is "less than ideal" but for obvious reasons, this isn't one we could re-record.
    Online therapy through BetterHelp has gotten Kari and Kelly through some major transitions over the last several years. To get a free week of internet therapy to check out for yourself, hit up this affiliate link: betterhelp.com/workationing
    To follow Workationing’s adventures in real time, join the Facebook group here: facebook.com/groups/workationing
    The Sisters in SEO group is also mentioned in this episode, which you can join here: facebook.com/groups/sistersinseo

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep 59: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Traveling Across Europe!

    Ep 59: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Traveling Across Europe!

    Despite making Amsterdam their home base for 2018, the Gringas have still been making lots of time to travel! Amsterdam is a great hub for traveling in Europe, and the ladies made it a point this year to take full advantage of that fact.
    From Turkey to Paris to popping to another country for lunch, Kari and Kelly have been up to a lot over the past few months -- and they’re ready to tell you all about their adventures!

    And it true Workationing style, this episode was recorded while the Gringas were on two different continents. Kari is back in the Netherlands while Kelly is back in the States for the holidays. We take full advantage of the wonders of technology (shoutout to Uberconference!) to make this episode happen.

    Want to learn about digital nomad life, and keep up with the ladies in real time? Join the Workationing Facebook group over at www.facebook.com/groups/workationing
     
    To get Workationing’s digital nomad guides, tips and travel hacks, check out www.workationing.com.

    • 56 min
    Ep 58: Flying Planes and Shooting Our Way Out of the Zombie Apocalypse

    Ep 58: Flying Planes and Shooting Our Way Out of the Zombie Apocalypse

    The Gringas are back, and have knocked another two items off of their bucket lists: flying a plane and surviving the zombie apocalypse. Kari’s boyfriend Nico is introduced, Kelly’s brother comes to visit and they all go up (and scarily down) at the Rotterdam Flight Club.
    Next the ladies suit up at one of Europe’s biggest virtual reality experiences, where they enter into the zombie apocalypse and have to shoot their way to survival...and only one of them make it.
    Want to learn about digital nomad life, and keep up with the ladies in real time? Join the Workationing Facebook group over at www.facebook.com/groups/workationing
    To get Workationing’s digital nomad guides, tips and travel hacks, check out www.workationing.com.

    • 34 min
    Ep 57: Don’t Go Back to Sleep: How to Live Without Regrets

    Ep 57: Don’t Go Back to Sleep: How to Live Without Regrets

    This is a tough one for Kari and Kelly. They recently lost a dear internet friend, Jodi Cullen, at the age of 40 to breast cancer. Jodi was a digital nomad and a bright light who inspired so many people in her too-short life. This episode is dedicated to her memory.

    Jodi’s death has the ladies thinking about how to live without regrets. Taking risks, living intentionally, and having integrity are all discussed. Kari and Kelly don’t have all the answers about how to live your life without regrets, but they’re sharing everything that they’ve learned.

    If you'd like to learn more about Jodi, check out this article from She Hit Refresh: https://shehitrefresh.com/featured-female-jodi/

    If you’re looking for some support as you take the wheel in you life, get a free 7-day trial of internet therapy from our affiliate partner BetterHelp here: betterhelp.com/workationing
    To get Workationing’s digital nomad guides, tips and travel hacks, check out www.workationing.com.

    • 47 min
    Ep 56: How to Become a Digital Nomad

    Ep 56: How to Become a Digital Nomad

    As fans of the Workationing podcast already know, Kari and Kelly huge advocates of the digital nomad lifestyle. The ladies have used their ability to work remotely to travel the world, knock countless items off their bucket lists, and generally live a more intentional and fulfilling life. However, being location independent isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and killer shots for Insta.

    In this episode the gringas are keeping it very real about the fact that becoming a digital nomad takes a lot of hard work. You need to have a skill set that allows you to work remotely, the ability to consistently show major ROI to clients who will never see your face, and enough work ethic and determination to work hard even when you’d rather be out exploring whichever awesome new city you’re currently posted up in.
    There are also logistical issues. You’ll most likely need to ditch your rent/mortgage, find a place to store anything you want to keep, rehome pets, breakup with partners who don’t share your vision, find someone to handle your mail, figure out what to do with your car, get international travelers insurance, and much more!

    On top of that, you’ll need a lot of balls. It’s not easy to make a big life transition under any circumstances, but when you’re choosing a lifestyle that your friends and family aren’t familiar with and that is, by its very nature uncertain, it can be hard to stick to your guns. Throw in the anxiety that comes with throwing yourself totally outside of your comfort zone, and you have a recipe for a lot of sleepless nights and crying jags.

    However, the ladies still recommend this lifestyle to anyone. It’s not always easy, but it has consistently been worth all the stress (and even the occasional heartache) that has come with it.

    If you’re looking for more information about Workationing’s online courses for aspiring digital nomads, email us at kariandkelly@workationing.com or join us over in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/workationing
    If you’re looking for more support during this life transition, get a free 7-day trial of internet therapy from our affiliate partner BetterHelp here: betterhelp.com/workationing
    To get Workationing’s digital nomad guides, tips and travel hacks, check out www.workationing.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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