268 episodes

Badass Digital Nomads helps you break free from old paradigms and thrive in a location-independent lifestyle.

Get ready to "laugh and learn” with Kristin Wilson each week, author of Digital Nomads For Dummies and host of YouTube's Traveling with kristin, as she teaches you the art of traveling and working from anywhere.

People of all ages and backgrounds will find value in how Kristin and her guests approach topics in remote work, entrepreneurship, and travel - all while staying grounded in the timeless principles of philosophy and self-development.

What you’ll learn:
 The best places to travel or live abroad
 The many ways to make money online
 Where to find high-paying remote jobs
 How to start or grow an online business
 How to transition from a 9-5 job to a location-independent career
 And much more!

Tune into Badass Digital Nomads every Tuesday for a new episode that helps you stay inspired, travel the world, and live your best life!

Badass Digital Nomads Kristin Wilson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 143 Ratings

Badass Digital Nomads helps you break free from old paradigms and thrive in a location-independent lifestyle.

Get ready to "laugh and learn” with Kristin Wilson each week, author of Digital Nomads For Dummies and host of YouTube's Traveling with kristin, as she teaches you the art of traveling and working from anywhere.

People of all ages and backgrounds will find value in how Kristin and her guests approach topics in remote work, entrepreneurship, and travel - all while staying grounded in the timeless principles of philosophy and self-development.

What you’ll learn:
 The best places to travel or live abroad
 The many ways to make money online
 Where to find high-paying remote jobs
 How to start or grow an online business
 How to transition from a 9-5 job to a location-independent career
 And much more!

Tune into Badass Digital Nomads every Tuesday for a new episode that helps you stay inspired, travel the world, and live your best life!

    Becoming a French Citizen and Fitting in Overseas With Jay Swanson of Paris in My Pocket

    Becoming a French Citizen and Fitting in Overseas With Jay Swanson of Paris in My Pocket

    Learn from US expat, Jay Swanson, about expat culture, becoming a French citizen, and fitting in abroad. Jay is a video creator and writer who’s been living in France for more than 7 years and recently got his dual French citizenship. Hooray Jay!
    Jay is also the creator of Paris In My Pocket, an expertly curated online travel guide for anyone looking to discover Paris like a local. It contains the best bars, restaurants, and hidden gems in the city of lights!
    Tune in for a gripping conversation about the dark side of expat life, the challenges of learning a new culture (especially French culture), and the best ways to experience Paris like a local. This episode also offers some incredible advice that may help you find your path in the expat way of life.
     
    Special Offers:
    Use code NOMADS15 to get 15% off the Paris In Your Pocket Guide Get 2 free weeks of therapy with BetterHelp Save up to 80% on domestic and international flights with FareDrop Check out World Nomads Travel Insurance Become a Patron for $5/month  
    Topics Discussed:
    Traveling to and living in Paris. The reality of learning a new language. The most important French word foreigners should know. Jay’s journey from film school to Mercy Ships to moving to France. Culture shock and adaptation. Pros and cons of the “expat bubble”. Fitting in and overcoming loneliness while living in new places. The challenges of leaving your home country and learning a new culture. The dark side of expat life. Dating as an expat in France. Paris, France travel tips.  
    Questions Answered:
    How long does it take to get citizenship in France? What are the citizenship requirements in France? How did you learn French at a young age? How does travel help you get to know yourself better? What are common characteristics in expats - the good, the bad, and the ugly? What are expats running from? Is there a dark side to being an expat? What’s your favorite neighborhood in Paris? What are the best restaurants and cafes in Paris? What’s your daily routine living in Paris? What’s the most underrated experience in Paris? What are the most overrated places in Paris? What is your favorite day trip outside of Paris?  
    Episode Resources: 
    Mercy Ships  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 116: 7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Renounce My US Citizenship Ep 194: Learning Languages Faster and Coping with Culture Shock in Colombia Ep 220: Living Like a Local in France & Italy: Language, Lifestyle, Cost of Living, and More Ep 252: Female Solo Traveler Finds Freedom in Paris and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Ep 255: Living in Europe, Side Hustle Struggles, and Remote Work Real Talk - Live Call with Kristin Ep 256: The Top 10 Best Places to Live in France Ep 260: The One Thing 97% of Expats Don't Do  
    Related Videos:
    How To Survive Ordering in a French Restaurant in Paris Feeling lonely while traveling? (Watch this) Top 10 Best Places To Live in France (Expats, Retirees, Digital Nomads) The Easiest Places for Americans To Move Overseas (VISAS & RESIDENCY) 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) 7 Things To Know BEFORE You Move Abroad What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] 10 Best Places to Retire in 2024 (Visas, Residency, Healthcare, Taxes)  
    Recommended Restaurants & Cafes in Paris:
    Motors Coffee Miznon Brasserie Dubillot  
    Connect with Guest, Jay Swanson:
    Visit his website Check out Paris In My Pocket Follow on Instagram @jayswanson Follow on TikTok @jay.swanson Follow on Twitter/X: @jayonaboat Subscribe on YouTube @JaySwanson and @Paris.In.My.Pocket  
    Connect with Kristin and Support the Show:
    *   Become a Patron
    *   Buy a Coffee
    *   Follow on Instagram
    *   Join the Facebook Group
    *   Leave a 5-Star Review
    *   Subscribe on YouTube
     
    See the show notes pages on BadassDigitalNomads.com or TravelingwithKristin.com/podcast for detailed n

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Introducing the Zero To Travel Podcast

    Introducing the Zero To Travel Podcast

    Kristin recommends the Zero To Travel podcast for listeners who would like to travel more on your terms. Check out Zero To Travel and tell Jason that Kristin sent you.

    • 2 min
    10 Cheap and Easy Places To Retire Abroad

    10 Cheap and Easy Places To Retire Abroad

    Are you looking for somewhere you can live a simple, comfortable life on a modest budget? - More than half of retired adults depend on social security for their only source of income. But the current social security check won’t get you very far (especially in the United States).
     
    That's why so many folks are leaving! Nearly 450,000 retired Americans receive Social Security benefits abroad, and you can be one of them. 
     
    If you’re planning retire abroad on social security alone, this podcast episode is for you. These are places that you and REALISTICALLY move on $1-2k per month, that have retirement visas, good healthcare, and are generally considered safe.
     
    If you’re dreaming of a better life abroad where your money will go farther, host, Traveling with Kristin is offering practical advice in this podcast so you can make that dream a reality. She's ranking 10 countries by the cost of their retirement visas and average cost of living, with #1 being the cheapest place to retire on this list.
     
    Should we change the name of this podcast from Badass Digital Nomads to Traveling with Kristin? Let us know what you think here:  https://forms.gle/CnHAtX8gFbC7oY5eA
     
    Special Offers: 
    Open a Free International Wise Account Try Unbound Merino Wool Clothing Apply for Relocation Planning Help  
    Resources Mentioned - Books & Podcasts 
    A Calendar of Wisdom The Vagabond's Way The Four-Hour Work Week Vagabonding Digital Nomads For Dummies Ep 111: Interview with Rolf Potts from Paris Ep 175: Moving from Canada to Albania  
    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Paris Writing Workshops YouTube Video: Best Places to Retire in the World Malta Health Insurance:  Mapfre Bupa Global World Nomads International Travel Insurance (affiliate link)  
    Connect with Kristin and Support the Show:
    *   Become a Patron
    *   Buy a Coffee
    *   Follow on Instagram
    *   Join the Facebook Group
    *   Leave a 5-Star Review
    *   Subscribe on YouTube
     
    Find detail show notes and transcripts on https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com 

    • 48 min
    The Future of Badass Digital Nomads

    The Future of Badass Digital Nomads

    Kristin provides an important update on the future of Badass Digital Nomads. Fill out this Google Form to make your voice heard: https://forms.gle/CnHAtX8gFbC7oY5eA
     
    Plus, congrats to the winner of the $350 Tortuga Gift Card! 🎉 Tune in now to find out who won. 
     
    Special Offers: 
    Tortuga Backpack Lite Tortuga Backpack Pro Digital Nomads for Dummies Join Kristin's Email List Get a Brick for your phone  
    Resources Mentioned - Books & Podcasts 
    A World Without Email by Cal Newport Die with Zero by Bill Perkins Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari How to Invent Everything by Ryan North Slow Productivity by Cal Newport The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest The World in Six Songs by Daniel J. Levitin All the Hacks Podcast with Bill Perkins  
    Resources Mentioned - Co-Living:
    Hacker Paradise (Get $100 off your first trip) Remote Year Wi-Fi Tribe  
    Connect with Kristin and Support the Show:
    *   Become a Patron
    *   Buy a Coffee
    *   Follow on Instagram
    *   Join the Facebook Group
    *   Leave a 5-Star Review
    *   Subscribe on YouTube
     
    Thanks to Darren for the following podcast review! ⭐️ (Please rate and leave a review wherever you listen.)
    Cheers to 5 Years! Badass Digital Nomads has been an indispensable guide through the intricacies of a nomadic lifestyle, brilliantly lighting up paths less traveled with practical advice and inspiring stories. As I celebrate my own milestones as a digital nomad, I owe a great deal of my savvy navigating through various cultures and time zones to this podcast. Whether it’s finding the best tools for remote work, understanding local customs, or just finding the best spots to set up a laptop, the insights offered here are as invaluable as they are varied. The show’s commitment to delivering content that resonates with both seasoned and aspiring nomads alike makes each episode a treasure trove of information. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Badass Digital Nomads stands as a pillar in the digital nomad community, consistently fostering a sense of adventure and connectivity. Each episode, filled with real-world experiences and interviews with those who’ve made the world their office, provides not just inspiration but a sense of camaraderie. It’s more than just a podcast; it’s a community and a crucial resource that encourages and empowers its listeners to embrace the freedom and challenges of a nomadic lifestyle. Cheers to five years of remarkable storytelling and invaluable guidance—here’s to many more years of learning and wandering!

     Darren Lamison-White  May 24, 2024


     
    Find detail show notes and transcripts on https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com 

    • 39 min
    Living the Slow Life in Portugal with Veteran Digital Nomad, Conni Biesalski

    Living the Slow Life in Portugal with Veteran Digital Nomad, Conni Biesalski

    What do you do if you're a traveler or nomad who feels lost in life and the world?  
    During the pandemic, long-term nomad, Conni Biesalski, found herself back in her home country of Germany with no job and no plan. Fresh from a painful breakup, she was "lost, single, and lonely," as she puts it. But then, everything changed. 
    Today, she's living a slow-paced, intentional, and fulfilling lifestyle with her partner and dog on the beaches of Portugal. 
    If you've ever felt lonely, depressed, or confused along your digital nomad journey, this episode is for you. This episode is also for you if you're interested in living in Portugal someday. Or, if you've ever felt anxiety or apprehension about the idea of moving abroad or becoming location independent. 
     
    Special Offers:
    Get two free weeks of BetterHelp (and a $100 credit when you become a member) Save up to 80% on flights with FareDrop Get your copy of Digital Nomads For Dummies Get the best year-round travel clothes from Unbound Merino  
    Topics Discussed:
    The early days of digital nomadism Living and working in the Gili Islands Finding love while traveling internationally Digital nomad burnout and how to heal from it The Art of Slow Travel How travel affects your nervous system and how to regulate it Living in Sri Lanka Living the slow life in Portugal The cost-of-living in Portugal Paying taxes in Portugal Choosing to lead a "boring" life (and why you should try it) The power of somatic breathwork And much more!  
    Questions Answered:
    How did you first start making money online? When did you start to feel burnt out as a digital nomad? How did you know you were burnt out? What symptoms did you experience? What tools help with healing after a break up? How did you heal your body, brain fog, and digestive issues? How does your nervous system react to traveling compared to being stable in one place? How did you and your partner decide on a home base location? How much does your rent cost in Portugal? And more!  
    Episode Resources: 
    Take the Breathwork and Nervous System Foundations Course Trauma Healing Tools: Transformational Breathwork, Somatic Experiencing, NARM Recommended Books: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris Creators & Thought Leaders Mentioned: Nomadic Matt, Tony Robbins, Joe Dispenza Other Expat Resources: Canggu Community Facebook Group (Expat & Local), NOMADX  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 185: Finding Love Abroad, Living in Mexico as an Expat Family, and Coping With Burnout With Amy Scott of Nomadtopia Radio Ep 206: How To Cure Travel Itinerary Overwhelm and More of Your Travel Questions Answered Ep 209: Why I Left the USA for UK Ep 223: Slow Travel Tips from Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo Ep 229: How To Find Balance in a Slow Travel Lifestyle While Working For Yourself with Chelsea Riffe Ep 245: Sailing into the Unknown with Ruby Rose: Navigating Burnout & Mental Health in a Freedom Lifestyle Ep 251: Slow Traveling Europe + Van Life with Chase Warrington from About Abroad Ep 255: Living in Europe, Side Hustle Struggles, and Remote Work Real Talk - Live Call with Kristin Ep 260: The One Thing 97% of Expats Don't Do  
    Related Videos:
    Feeling lonely while traveling? (Watch this) House Hunting in Europe: Seattle Couple Leaves the U.S. to Live Abroad The TRUTH about FULL-TIME TRAVEL 🏝 [Digital Nomads] Top 10 Best Places To Live in France (Expats, Retirees, Digital Nomads) The Easiest Places for Americans To Move Overseas (VISAS & RESIDENCY) 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) 7 Things To Know BEFORE You Move Abroad What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]  
    Connect with Guest, Conni Biesalski:
    Visit her website Follow on Instagram Subscribe on YouTube  
    Connect with Kristin and Support the Show:
    *   Become a Patron
    *   Buy a Coffee
    *   Follow on Instagram
    *   Join the Facebook Group
    *   Leav

    • 1 hr 30 min
    How To Work Abroad and Travel the World - Tips from a Global Career Expert

    How To Work Abroad and Travel the World - Tips from a Global Career Expert

    There are just two days left to enter to win a $350 gift card from Tortuga Backpacks! To enter, leave a review for the podcast here: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad 
    Then send a screenshot to hello@travelingwithkristin.com with the subject line: Podcast Review (Submit your review by June 20.)
     
    Want to work abroad and travel the world? Tune in for helpful tips from global career expert and nomadic entrepreneur, Mike Swigunski, who’s been traveling and working abroad since 2011.
    From working at universities to working online in tech to buying online businesses, Mike has worked a plethora of jobs while traveling to 100+ countries. Mike is also the best-selling author of Global Career: How to Travel & Work Remotely Forever (which you can download for free in the resources below).
    If you’re curious about how to find in-person jobs in a foreign country or find a remote job that lets you travel full or part-time, don’t miss Mike’s expert tips and advice!
     
    Special Offers:
    Find a remote job with FlexJobs and get 2 weeks of access for just $2.95
    Save up to 80% on domestic and international flights with FareDrop
     
    Topics Discussed:
    How Mike started living and working abroad. Mike’s remote revenue streams. How to find a remote job that lets you travel the world. Tips for finding in-person/local jobs in a foreign country. The key mindset shift you need to make to work abroad. Places where Mike struggled to adapt to the culture. Pros and cons of solo travel vs. group travel. Cost of living and traveling in Kazakhstan. Living in Georgia as an expat. Making friends abroad. How your identity changes when you move abroad. Maintaining relationships with family while living abroad. Crazy travel stories: The digital nomad mansion in Thailand & Getting trapped in Morocco. Hacks for booking cheap flights.  
    Questions Answered:
    What remote jobs have you had? Can I afford to live and work abroad? Out of all the countries you’ve lived and worked in, which gave you the most culture shock? How different is Australian culture from American culture? Is your friend circle in Georgia a mix of foreigners and locals? Where do you feel the most at home? When do you go back to the US and for how long? What are the most overrated destinations in the world? What’s on your bucket list?  
    Episode Resources: 
    Watch Mike’s TEDx Talk: How to Travel & Work Remotely Forever Get Mike’s FREE Audiobook: Global Career Online Business Marketplace: Empire Flippers Try WWOOFing Flight Tracking/Booking Apps: TripIt, Flighty Recommended Travel Headphones: Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds, Jabra Elite 8 Active Earbuds Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad: @minoritynomad  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 116: 7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Renounce My US Citizenship Ep 121: 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Ep 194: Learning Languages Faster and Coping with Culture Shock in Colombia Ep 207: Tech CEO’s Zoom Call Gone Viral – My Take and Advice for Remote Workers Ep 244: 8 Digital Nomads Explain How They Make Money While Traveling Ep 248: Female Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Make Money Online Ep 255: Living in Europe, Side Hustle Struggles, and Remote Work Real Talk - Live Call with Kristin Ep 259: How To Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year With Housesitting Ep 260: The One Thing 97% of Expats Don't Do  
    Related Videos:
    10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) 7 Things To Know BEFORE You Move Abroad What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] 10 Ways Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life  
    Travel Destinations Mentioned:
    Bergamo, Italy Gwangju, South Korea Macao, China Bondi Beach, Australia Auckland, New Zealand Kyrgyzstan Almaty and Bishkek, Kazakhstan Ko Samui, Thailand Lviv, Ukraine Prague, Czechia Malta  
    Connect with Guest, Mike Swigunski:
    Visit his website Follow on Instagram Subscribe on YouTube  
    Connect with

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Thuyvi G ,

My go-to Digital Expert & Resource

Fantastic resource that is both inspiring and practical.

What I especially appreciate is Kristin’s so informative, relatable and her passion for the digital nomadic lifestyle.

The podcast is friendly, fresh and engaging she interviews a wide variety of guests, from freelancers to industry experts to seasoned nomads, which keeps the content relevant.

Also, the podcast covers a wide variety of topics, from finding remote work to actionable tips and insights.

I learn so much from each episode. The podcast provides a comprehensive view of the DN lifestyle.

Chickenandwaffles09 ,

Basically the YouTube channel.

An intro pasted into a YouTube show. Nothing more.

maestra deb ,

You’ll be empowered!

As an experienced traveler who has studied many of Kristin's offerings for almost a year, I can sincerely recommend this podcast. Kristin has truly earned the right to be your go-to guide for any and all your relocation questions and aspirations. Besides, she is candid, accurate, understanding and fun to listen to! Following her advice will empower you. She will help actually make your fondest travel dreams come true!

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