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Meet your hosts, Al & Leanne Elliott, a husband and wife team who’ve been travelling full time since 2017.

After visiting 43 different countries and 159 towns and cities, it’s safe to say they’ve heard plenty of juicy stories of people who live life on their terms (we call it ‘Living sideways’).

QUICK NOTE: This podcast was formerly called ‘Thravellers’ but the pandemic taught us that travel is not the only way to live life differently - hence the name change!

So join us for weekly episodes where we interview interesting people, and learn how you too can refuse to live life on other people’s terms.

Join us, and live life a little bit sideways.

WEB: Show notes and other goodies at https://ASidewaysLife.com.
INSTA: Follow along at https://Instagram.com/asidewayslife

A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 5 Ratings

Meet your hosts, Al & Leanne Elliott, a husband and wife team who’ve been travelling full time since 2017.

After visiting 43 different countries and 159 towns and cities, it’s safe to say they’ve heard plenty of juicy stories of people who live life on their terms (we call it ‘Living sideways’).

QUICK NOTE: This podcast was formerly called ‘Thravellers’ but the pandemic taught us that travel is not the only way to live life differently - hence the name change!

So join us for weekly episodes where we interview interesting people, and learn how you too can refuse to live life on other people’s terms.

Join us, and live life a little bit sideways.

WEB: Show notes and other goodies at https://ASidewaysLife.com.
INSTA: Follow along at https://Instagram.com/asidewayslife

    116: Don’t go <here> go <there> instead

    116: Don’t go <here> go <there> instead

    Welcome to A Sideways Life, where we uncover the hidden gems of the world, far away from the usual tourist hotspots!
    Hey, Sideways Lifers! In today's episode, we're taking a detour from the usual travel guide. Forget Paris, New York, and Bali - we're diving into destinations that are equally enchanting but way less crowded. We're talking about places where you can truly immerse in local cultures, untouched nature, and unique experiences. Get ready to add some new spots to your travel bucket list!
     
    First up, let's trade the iconic spires of Prague for the charming streets of Bratislava, Slovakia. Often overlooked for its more famous neighbour, Bratislava is a hidden jewel nestled along the Danube River. Imagine strolling through the compact old town, admiring the mix of medieval and communist-era architecture, and enjoying local delicacies at a fraction of the price you'd find in Prague. Don't miss the stunning Bratislava Castle, offering breathtaking views of the city. It's a culturally rich, yet relaxed alternative to the bustling tourist hubs
     
    Next, let's swap the crowded beaches of Thailand for the serene shores of Laos. Ever heard of Luang Prabang? This hidden paradise in the Mekong River is where tranquility meets adventure. Imagine kayaking with river dolphins, exploring waterfalls, and watching sunsets on quiet riverbanks. It's the perfect place for a peaceful retreat
     
    Listen for our 6 other recommendations!
     
    That's a wrap for today's off-the-grid travel suggestions! Remember, the world is full of undiscovered wonders waiting for you. Stay curious and keep exploring! And don't go to Bali.

    • 46 min
    113: Sicily to Sarajevo:Our Unplanned Love Affair with the Balkans

    113: Sicily to Sarajevo:Our Unplanned Love Affair with the Balkans

    Hey there, listeners! We're back with "A Sideways Life" after a good nine-month break. Thanks for hanging in there with us – we've missed you all!
    In our latest chat, we get real about the ups and downs of our nomadic life. Turns out, even we can get a bit tired of moving around all the time. We spill the beans on our recent Italian escapade, where we hopped around Italy and Sicily for 90 days. It's funny how life works – this trip unexpectedly led us back to a place we can't get enough of: the Balkans, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    We dive into why Bosnia has stolen our hearts, sharing stories and laughs about our adventures there. This episode is a mix of travel tales, a bit of nostalgia, and a lot of love for the places that have touched our souls.
    So, grab your favourite drink, settle in, and join us for a laid-back, heartwarming journey through our lives and the places we adore. Here's to more adventures, more chats, and more unexpected joys in life. Let's get this journey restarted!
     
    PS. Email us you fckers! Tell us what you've been up to the last 9 months. asidewayslife@gmail.com 

    • 31 min
    Wanna be a guest host? We want you!

    Wanna be a guest host? We want you!

    OK - let's address the elephant in the room.
    We haven't posted an episode for about six weeks now and we're really really sorry.
    The thing is we've got a new podcast it's really taken off and we just don't seem to have the time to do this one.
    Which is why we're looking for anyone who is interested in guest hosting this podcast for the next few weeks whilst we sort our shit out - we would love to hear from you.
    So have a listen to this, and if you can do better than us (you most certainly will be able to do) then get in touch here's our email:
    asidewayslife@gmail.com
     

    • 14 min
    112: How to pay 5% income tax as a resident in Italy (with Jennifer Sontag, the Italian Visa expert)

    112: How to pay 5% income tax as a resident in Italy (with Jennifer Sontag, the Italian Visa expert)

    What an episode! You clearly want to live abroad (or why are you here?!), but one of the biggest questions we get is, 'Where is the best place to live?'
    Our fantastic guest today is Jennifer Sontag, founder of Italian Citizenship Concierge, who says it's Italy!
    Join us as we talk about:
    What visa do you need?
    Can you get a job in Italy?
    What's the difference between the North and South?
    Is it REALLY just 5% tax?
    Is there a path to citizenship?
    Jennifer is offering our listeners a free 30 minute consultation to ask any question you like. Just go here to book your free session. 
    --
    NOTE: This is following our new format of podcast episodes that are either about:
    WHY you want to live & work abroad
    HOW to live and work abroad
    WHERE to live & work abroad
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    The roadmap we mention can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.
    Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.
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    As ever, get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.
     
     

    • 43 min
    111: Day 25 of Podmas - Our Xmas day, our neighbour Marina and a Christmas message

    111: Day 25 of Podmas - Our Xmas day, our neighbour Marina and a Christmas message

    Welcome to day 25 of Podmas!! (25 days of podcasts in December).
    We’re going to bring you an episode a day in December right through to Christmas Day...
    We did it! 25 straight days of podcasting, and we're knackered.
    Tune in tomorrow for Day... wait! We're done. So don't bother!

    • 13 min
    110: Day 24 of Podmas and we talk gravy!

    110: Day 24 of Podmas and we talk gravy!

    Welcome to day 24 of Podmas!! (25 days of podcasts in December).
    We’re going to bring you an episode a day in December right through to Christmas Day...
    On today's episode, we just chat about what it's like to spend Christmas away from home, why gravy is an essential part of the Christmas dinner and how to construct the easiest Christmas Cocktail ever (plus Leanne has a story about a pig's head. Yes, really.)
    Tune in tomorrow for Day 25! It's Christmas day!

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

shells1319 ,

Love this!!

These guys are so much fun to listen to. They have great guests and interviews and have been very honest about life as a nomad. I always look forward to the next show.

Seeking My Sort of People ,

FANTASTIC

One of the best podcasts for actual & prospective USA expats. More like joining good friends for a couple of cocktails after a hard day of work (if employed) or play (if retired).

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