263 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 • 139 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!

    10 Expat Mistakes to Avoid

    10 Expat Mistakes to Avoid

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    Thinking of moving abroad or know someone who’s making the leap soon? Here are the top 10 most common mistakes expats make and how to avoid them. Spoiler: #8 is the worst!
    From not getting professional help with planning your move to staying stuck when the lifestyle isn’t working for you, there are quite a few challenges expats might face. Luckily for you, we’re here to help!
    We want you to be as prepared as possible for your big move so you can have the best experience living abroad. With these tips, you’ll have a smoother and safer transition to life in a new country!
     
    Special Offers:
    Need help moving abroad? Apply for Kristin’s Ready to Relocate program Get the best year-round travel clothes from Unbound Merino Credit Card Welcome Offer: 75,000 Bonus Points 💳  
    10 Common Mistakes Expats Should Avoid:
    Mistake #1: Buying real estate before you live in the country Mistake #2: Applying for residency in a new country before an exploratory trip Mistake #3: Waiting too long to move to another country Mistake #4: Spending too much time with other expats and foreigners Mistake #5: Letting your guard down more than you would in your home country Mistake #6: Not fully adapting to the foreign culture & expecting the country to change Mistake #7: Not saving enough money before moving abroad Mistake #8: Giving too much weight to the opinions of others Mistake #9: Not getting professional help with planning your move abroad Mistake #10: Staying stuck abroad when the lifestyle isn’t working for you  
    Episode Resources:
    Watch this episode on YouTube: 10 Moving Abroad Mistakes (that you're probably making) Hofstede Country Comparison Tool  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 79: The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Ep 181: Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know Ep 121: 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Ep 146: How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies Ep 203: From Cubicle to Adventure: How to Combine Work and Travel for an Epic Life Ep 243: 8 Things I Don't Miss About the USA After Living Abroad Ep 254: Why Expats Leave Mexico with Author Michael Dash Ep 253: A Pilot-Turned Poker Player on Starting a New Life in Mexico Ep 252: Female Solo Traveler Finds Freedom in Paris and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle  
    Related Videos:
    7 Things To Know BEFORE You Move Abroad 10 Ways Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life 10 Best Places to Retire in 2024 (Visas, Residency, Healthcare, Taxes) House Hunting in Europe: Seattle Couple Leaves the U.S. to Live Abroad How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK] The Hack Expats Use To Bank Overseas What I Dislike About Living Abroad After 20 Years in 60 Countries  
    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 notes and transcripts.

    • 15 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
    The One Thing 95% of Expats Are Missing

    The One Thing 95% of Expats Are Missing

    The number of U.S. expats living abroad is equivalent to being the 11th-largest state in the country. But barely 4% of us turn out to vote! Expats have the lowest voter turnout of any demographic in the United States - lower than high school students - and the same phenomena is probably happening in every country. If you're living outside of your home country right now (or planning to move abroad someday), this episode is a must-listen!
    Tune in to hear from Nicole Greenfield, aka The Nomad Activist, a digital nomad and political activist who reached out to Kristin to speak about this topic and how we can change it.
    Your vote matters. If every American expat voted, we would easily change the outcomes of current and future elections.
    Vote absentee, vote early, and spread the word to your expat friends! Let’s make a change!
     
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    Topics Discussed:
    Why the US media doesn’t talk about expats not voting. Why it’s still important to vote if you live abroad. How politics impact travel and digital nomads. The #1 easiest way to vote from abroad. How digital nomads and expats can get involved and spread the word about voting.  
    Questions Answered:
    What got you into political activism? How do you practice activism as a full-time digital nomad? Are American expats more liberal/Democrat or conservative/Republican? What are the easiest ways to vote from abroad? Can expats really sway election outcomes? How do you balance being a traveler and digital nomad who also wants to make a difference in the US?   
    Episode Resources: 
    VOTE with VoteFromAbroad.org! Information for Overseas Citizen Voters: FVAP.gov/citizen-voter Insurance for Remote Workers: SafetyWing  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 79: The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Ep 106: How U.S. Expats Feel About Paying Taxes Abroad and Renouncing Citizenship Ep 114: Renouncing Your US Citizenship Part 1: Living Abroad in Canada With Erika Lind Ep 116: 7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Renounce My US Citizenship Ep 181: Paying US Taxes as an Expat Abroad – What You Need To Know Ep 121: 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Ep 146: How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies  
    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 10 Best Places to Retire in 2024 (Visas, Residency, Healthcare, Taxes)  
    Connect with Guest, Nicole Greenfield:
    Visit her website Follow on Instagram Follow on TikTok  
    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 notes and transcripts.

    • 36 min
    How To Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year With Housesitting

    How To Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year With Housesitting

    Want to travel but not sure if you have enough money to do it? House sitting could be your key to traveling the world on a tight budget!
    Today, Kristin is chatting with Nicole Greenfield, a digital nomad, traveling pet sitter, and political activist from the US who saves $15,000+ per year by house sitting around the world.
    Once upon a time, Nicole was actually afraid of becoming a digital nomad and didn’t think she had enough money to do so… that’s when she discovered house sitting! Since then, house sitting has taken her all over the world, including Vancouver Island and the mountains of Switzerland, two notoriously expensive destinations.
    If Nicole can do it, you can, too! Tune in to learn all her tips and tricks for becoming a house sitter and saving money on travel.
     
    Special Offers:
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    Topics Discussed:
    Nicole’s remote job and activism work. How to get started in house sitting or pet sitting. Tips and advice for first-time house sitters. Hacks for saving money on flights. Meeting new people while traveling. Nicole’s method for planning travel + Her bucket list.  
    Questions Answered:
    Do you have a remote job? Where was your first house sitting job? What places have you traveled as a house sitter? How long do you stay at each place while house sitting? What is your current lifestyle like in Vancouver Island? Where are you traveling to next? Where do you stay if you can’t find a house/pet to sit? How long are you going to live this lifestyle?  
    Episode Resources: 
    Meet new people: MeetUp.com Find places to stay: CouchSurfing.com  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 127: How To Find Housing Overseas Without Using Airbnb Ep 146: How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies Ep 164: Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points Ep 193: How To Earn Passive Income Through Turnkey Real Estate (Even If You Don't Live There) Ep 206: How To Cure Travel Itinerary Overwhelm and More of Your Travel Questions Answered Ep 227: 10 Countries To Live Well on $1,000 Per Month Ep 233: Travel Hacking and Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards with Travel AF  
    Related Videos:
    Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand [What It's REALLY Like] Living Like a Local vs. Expat in THAILAND (the honest truth) 10 Ways Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life 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] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More  
    Favorite Travel Destinations Mentioned:
    Asheville, North Carolina Lake Geneva, Switzerland Vancouver Island, BC, Canada  
    Connect with Guest, Nicole Greenfield:
    Visit her website Follow on Instagram Follow on TikTok  
    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 notes and transcripts.

    • 22 min
    Win a FREE $350 Gift Card From Tortuga Backpacks!

    Win a FREE $350 Gift Card From Tortuga Backpacks!

    How would you like $350 worth of Tortuga backpacks gear - FREE!? Tune in for all the details and a chance to win.
     
    How to Enter the Giveaway: 
    Leave an honest, 5-star review for Badass Digital Nomads on your favorite podcast platform or our website, https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com Take a screenshot of your review. Email your review to hello [at] travelingwithkristin.com with the subject line: Podcast Review.  
    BONUS! - For additional chances to win, post your review on social media. Each post on a separate social media site will equal one additional entry (maximum one entry per social media platoform). Also include these screenshots in your email.
    For posts on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok, tag @TravelingwithKristin. For tweets on X, tag @WheresKristin. For posts on LinkedIn, add link to the podcast website or any episode. (Connect with Kristin here on LinkedIn.)  
    (Again, also include a screenshot of your social media post(s) in your email.)
     
    DEADLINE TO ENTER: JUNE 20, 2024
    WINNER ANNOUNCED: JULY 2, 2024
     
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    Related Podcast Episode: 
    How to Close the Gender Wage Gap for Remote Workers with Tortuga Backpacks  
    $350 Tortuga Backpacks Gift Card Giveaway Terms and Conditions
    Eligibility: This giveaway is open to listeners of Badass Digital Nomads podcast who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Tortuga Backpacks, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, as well as the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the giveaway.
    How to Enter: To participate, entrants must follow these steps during the entry period from May 21, 2024, to June 20, 2024:
    Leave a 5-star, honest review about Badass Digital Nomads on any podcast platform or on www.badassdigitalnomads.com. Screenshot the published review and email it to hello [at] travelingwithkristin.com. For additional entries, post the screenshot of the review on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok) and tag @travelingwithkristin. If posting on Twitter/X, tag @whereskristin. Also attach your social media screenshot(s) to the email.  Each review on a unique platform counts as one entry. Duplicate reviews on the same platform will not be counted more than once.
    Prize: One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $350 gift card for Tortuga Backpacks. The prize is non-transferable, and no cash alternative is offered.
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    • 7 min
    Be Your Authentic Self While Traveling the World with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad

    Be Your Authentic Self While Traveling the World with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad

    Erick Prince returns for another candid conversation about the global changes that have happened since we last chatted 4 years ago and how these changes have impacted his world view and perception of travel.
    Kristin and Erick discuss the realizations that come with age and life experience (especially as full-time travelers) and how to be your authentic self while traveling the world. They also highlight the shocking differences between how they travel and how younger generations are traveling the world.
    If you’re looking for an unfiltered conversation about travel, digital nomadism, life, and the world… this is it, folks! Tune in and remember… Life is short!
     
    Special Offers:
    Get $10 off your Bordr Tax Filing Service Get $100 off your first Hacker Paradise Trip Digital Nomads For Dummies Book  
    Topics Discussed:
    Life as a middle-aged travel influencer and DJ. Overcoming burnout as a content creator. Having fun and traveling later in life. Realizations that come in reflecting on your past travel experiences. The evolution of content creation and influencing. How to be your authentic self while traveling the world. The unique feeling of having favorite places in other countries. Erick’s daily life as an expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand before and after covid.  
    Questions Answered:
    How do you reflect on who you were when you first started traveling versus who you are now? Is the market for digital nomad and travel content oversaturated or is there space for new creators? Do you still feel like you have a role to play in promoting digital nomadism and the future of work? What is most important to you right now?  
    Episode Resources: 
    PBS Future of Work Series World Travel Market London Nik Photo Software On 1 Photo Editing Capcut Free Video Editor  
    Books Mentioned:
    Very Thai by Philip Cornwel-Smith Very Bangkok by Philip Cornwel-Smith Lonely Planet Guide to Thailand by Joe Cummings  
    Related Podcasts:
    Ep 107: Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, The Minority Nomad (Part 1) Ep 108: Inside the Real Bangkok, Thailand with Erick Prince, Minority Nomad (Part 2) Ep 121: 8 Things That Happen When You Travel Full-Time Ep 146: How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies Ep 166: Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam Ep 215: The Easy Way To Live a Better Life Ep 216: Demystifying Expat Taxes: What to Know About Filing Taxes Abroad Ep 249: Tulum, Mexico: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Ep 250: From Canada to Mexico – How a Near-Death Experience Changed This Expat’s Life Ep 253: Finnish Pilot-Turned Poker Player on Starting a New Life in Mexico  
    Related Videos:
    Living Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand [What It's REALLY Like] Living Like a Local vs. Expat in THAILAND (the honest truth) 10 Ways Moving Abroad Will Change Your Life 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] Living in Mexico as an Expat: Crime, Health, Cost-of-Living, & More  
    Connect with Guest, Erick Prince:
    Visit his website Follow on Instagram Subscribe to his YouTube channel Connect on Facebook  
    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 notes and transcripts.

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

ishaOG ,

Getting US citizens living abroad to vote

Every video you have produced has given me the information and confidence to travel to Europe as a senior. As a result my kids have moved to Copenhagen and Barcelona to work, but have no idea how to vote in the 2024 Presidential Election. I have sent the link to this show in hopes they will spread the word and vote.
Perhaps you can interview an influencer who can inform and inspire all the US folks to vote. Thanks.

MadSci2007 ,

Great podcast with excellent, up-to-date information

I really enjoy listening to BDN as Kristin brings a fresh perspective to the Digital Nomad lifestyle with current information that she gains from her first-person experiences. Pair that with guests that are tops in their chosen field and you’ve got a recipe for a fantastic, informative, and entertaining listen.

TCP234 ,

Awesome Podcast!

I have been listening to Travel with Kristen for over a year now here on Apple Podcasts and really enjoy hearing about her experiences, the advice she has to offer new and aspiring digital nomads, and the knowledge she has to share after so many years abroad. Her information is interesting and valuable.

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