100 episodes

The remote work revolution is here, yet very few people and companies are prepared for it. Badass Digital Nomads aims to change that, however, by teaching you how to break free from old paradigms and thrive in the remote economy.

Get ready to “laugh and learn” with veteran digital nomad, Kristin Wilson of YouTube’s “Traveling with Kristin,” as she teaches you how to master the art of working from anywhere.

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

What you’ll learn:
 How to transition from a 9-5 job to a location-independent career
 The many ways to make money online
 Where to find high-paying remote jobs
 How to start or scale your online business
 How to stay productive while avoiding work-from-home burnout
 Where to go? The best places to travel or live abroad
 And much more!


Also stay in-the-know and on the cutting edge of trends in remote work, technology, and travel with Kristin’s “Digital Nomad News” insights - on everything from startup visa programs to where to find the best WiFi.

Tune into Badass Digital Nomads every Tuesday at 12pm EST for a new episode to help you stay inspired to design your best life in 2020 and beyond.

Badass Digital Nomads Kristin Wilson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 111 Ratings

The remote work revolution is here, yet very few people and companies are prepared for it. Badass Digital Nomads aims to change that, however, by teaching you how to break free from old paradigms and thrive in the remote economy.

Get ready to “laugh and learn” with veteran digital nomad, Kristin Wilson of YouTube’s “Traveling with Kristin,” as she teaches you how to master the art of working from anywhere.

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

What you’ll learn:
 How to transition from a 9-5 job to a location-independent career
 The many ways to make money online
 Where to find high-paying remote jobs
 How to start or scale your online business
 How to stay productive while avoiding work-from-home burnout
 Where to go? The best places to travel or live abroad
 And much more!


Also stay in-the-know and on the cutting edge of trends in remote work, technology, and travel with Kristin’s “Digital Nomad News” insights - on everything from startup visa programs to where to find the best WiFi.

Tune into Badass Digital Nomads every Tuesday at 12pm EST for a new episode to help you stay inspired to design your best life in 2020 and beyond.

    How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell

    How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell

    If you've ever wanted to pivot in your career or work for yourself but were unsure about making a change in your life, this episode is for you. Kristin talks with her friend and fellow digital nomad, Patrick Farrell, about how he reinvented himself and his career multiple times. 
    They also talk about how to overcome the fear of doing something for the first time - whether it's changing jobs, moving to a new country, or studying abroad. 
    Patrick is the founder of an organization called Light Club and he also shares how to make friends and find community anywhere in the world (and stay in touch with people after you meet them). 
    Patrick also shares how he found his first clients as a freelancer and he's been able to travel for free by bartering his skills with travel providers. 
     
    Episode 162 Special Offers: 
    SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies  
    Show Notes & Resources: 
    Apply for Patrick's Croatia Retreat Join Light Club Article: How To Succeed in the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Kristin's Travel Vlog: Nomad Cruise 6 Kristin's Live Streams Playlist Dr. Joe Dispenza Miles Beckler Nomad Base Nomad Cruise Mind Valley University Tony Robbins Date with Destiny  
    Related Podcast Episodes: 
    How To Live Your Best Life at Any Age with Entrepreneur and Self-Proclaimed Ski Bum, Steve Rout Interview with the Founder of Nomad Base and Nomad Cruise Staying Productive and Successful with Charles Ngo (Living in NYC versus Vietnam - Travel Like a Boss Podcast) Tulum, Mexico Digital Nomad Lifestyle ...........................................................................................
    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group  
    Connect with Patrick: 
    Website Instagram ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.

    • 54 min
    International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained

    International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained

    What type of travel insurance should you get? Kristin explains the different types of trip insurance, what's covered, prices, and more. You get an overview of travel insurance options, credit card insurance, and learn the benefits of buying an insurance policy in advance. She also offers options for supplemental insurance to protect your technology equipment and how to get extra coverage for adventure travel and action sports. At the end of this episode, she compares and contrasts international versus local health insurance plans. 
     
    Episode 161 Special Offers: 
    SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies  
    Travel Insurance Resources Mentioned: 
    Allianz Executive Insurance American Express Travel Insurance Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Diplomat Adventure Sports Insurance Insure My Trip Marketplace Medjet Assist SafetyWing  Sagicor Costa Rica Tourist Insurance Trawick Adventure Travel Plans World Nomads  
    Technology Insurance: 
    InsureMyEquipment.com Professional Photographers of America  
    International Health Insurance: 
    Aetna International Cigna Global Expat Insurance GeoBlue International IMG Global (Travel and Health Insurance) Pacific Prime  
    Related Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes: 
    Interview with SafetyWing Co-Founder, Sondre Rasch ...........................................................................................
    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 

    • 29 min
    10 Tips for Writing Your First Book

    10 Tips for Writing Your First Book

    Have you ever thought about writing a book? Kristin provides ten tips, insights, and reflections gained from writing her first book. She also discusses self-publishing versus traditional publishing and provides helpful resources for writing your first book. 
     
    Episode 160 Special Offers: 
    Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies  
    Recommended Books: 
    On Writing by Stephen King On Writing Well by William Zinsser Right to Write by Julia Cameron The Book in a Box Method by Tucker Max  
    Related Badass Digital Nomads Podcast Episodes: 
    Interviews on Writing and Blogging How To Learn a Language Fast  
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Scribe Book School Self Publishing School Read to Lead Challenge  
    Recommended Podcasts to Check Out: 
    Scribe Book School Podcast The Creative Penn The Self Publishing Show  
    Writers to Follow for Inspiration: 
    Cal Newport Robert Greene Ryan Holiday Stephen Pressfield Tim Ferriss Tucker Max  
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    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
    ...........................................................................................
    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 

    • 42 min
    What To Do With Your Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

    What To Do With Your Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

    How can you use your phone in another country? What is the best way to make phone calls when abroad? Kristin answers listener questions about what to do with your cell phone when traveling. Plus, she answers questions about travel insurance and showing proof of return travel when traveling on a one-way ticket.   
    Questions Answered: 
    If you buy a SIM card in each country you travel to, does it mean that you never have a fixed number, in each destination it changes?
    Do you have one phone for local calling, and another for international calls? How can you use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger if there's no Wi-Fi nearby?  
    When you buy a ticket to a destination but you don't know how long you have to stay, should you buy a one-way ticket, a round-trip ticket, or a one-way ticket to another destination?
    Do you have to buy a round trip ticket entering and leaving the same country, or can you buy the entry ticket for one country and the exit ticket for another?
    What type of travel insurance do you recommend? Is it better to use credit card insurance or buy a separate policy?
    What's your opinion about digital nomad co-living and remote work communities like Remote Year and WiFi Tribe?   
    Episode 159 Special Offers: 
    Apply for Ready to Relocate Book a call with Kristin Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Ask a Question for the Podcast  
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Best Onward Ticket OnwardTickets.com Google Fi T-Mobile International SafetyWing Insurance World Nomads Insurance WiFi Map App Related Podcasts: 
    What It's Like to Work Online and Travel with Remote Year How To Travel the World Full-Time with Remote Year Founder, Greg Caplan Founder of Hacker Paradise on The Maverick Show ...........................................................................................
    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 

    • 32 min
    Traveling with World as a Surf Photographer with Jimmy Wilson

    Traveling with World as a Surf Photographer with Jimmy Wilson

    Kristin's brother, Jimmy, shares how he created a flexible, untraditional lifestyle that allows him to work from home, co-parent his daughter, and travel the world as a surf photographer.
    In this podcast, Kristin and Jimmy discuss financial pros and cons of going to college and racking up student debt versus joining the workforce.
    Jimmy also explains how he was able to fund his passion for surf photography by painting houses in Puerto Rico. He offers tips and advice for how to turn doing what you love into a long-term career and how to reinvent yourself when circumstances force your industry to change (or go extinct).
    Jimmy also shares what a day in the life of a surf photographer is like, including stories from his travels around the world (like the time he saw professional surfer, Mick Fanning, get attacked by a shark in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa). 
    In the Lightning Round, find out: 
    Which camera and equipment Jimmy uses His favorite surf destination and non-surf destination Cheap flight/travel hacks Jet Lag tips How to stay motivated working at home A photography tip everyone should know What his future goals include  Jimmy is the former Photo Editor at Surfing Magazine, two-time Red Bull Illume Finalist, and is now the Online Content Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Vans Surf, working from home in Southern California. He has also worked at Eastern Surf Magazine, Transworld Surf, and has contributed to Surfer and Stab Magazines. 
    Episode 158 Special Offers: 
    Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies 20% off Organifi Travel Packs 🌱 Podcast Feedback Form 📝 ...........................................................................................
    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Warm welcome to new patrons, Em Winn, Daniel Sullivan, and Dion.
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats

    Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats

    Find out what the cost of living is in Costa Rica and categories of expenses to include in your living abroad budget.  In this episode, Kristin details her exact cost of living in Costa Rica and shares what other foreigners are spending to live there (singles, couples, and families). 
    Find out the cost of internet, various rent prices around the country, and other factors that could impact your cost of living there. 
    You'll also hear the results of a survey Kristin took of 300 people living in Costa Rica that shows the wide variety in living costs and lifestyles! 
    Special Offers: 
    Apply for Ready to Relocate Fill out the podcast listener survey Kristin’s Living in Costa Rica Guide 20% off Organifi Superfood Blends and Travel Packs 🌱  
    EPISODE 157 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Housing in Costa Rica: San Jose housing prices and beach rental prices. Utilities: How to save money on utilities + the question you should always ask your landlord. Internet and Phone: Affordable internet plans, phone and internet packages, and prepaid sim cards. Transportation: Cars vs. public transit, sparse Ubers, and expensive taxis. Local Flights: Recommended airlines (spoiler: they’re not cheap!). Buying/Renting a Car or Motorbike: Gas, maintenance, and best brands to buy. Food/Groceries: From Costa Rican supermarket chains to local weekend markets with organic produce. Eating out and Drinking: Cost of meals, local coffee, cheapest alcohol, and sales tax/service charges to be aware of. Entertainment: Saving money with service-based businesses, tours, and Costa Rica’s famous casinos. Healthcare costs in Costa Rica, best health insurance policies, and gym memberships. The average monthly cost of living in Costa Rica and Kristin’s average cost of living.  
    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
    If I move to Costa Rica, should I get an international travel medical insurance policy? What’s the best and cheapest way to travel around Costa Rica? Is it cheaper to live in Costa Rica than the United States? Is it cheaper to buy or rent a car in Costa Rica? What are the most common phone and internet companies in Costa Rica? And more!  
    RESOURCES
    Related Podcasts:
    The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave Living in Costa Rica Since 1999 with the Founder of CRSurf.com The Best Places to Live in Costa Rica The Best Way To Learn a Foreign Language (Fast) Living in Spain with Chase Warrington Working Remotely with Liam Martin Check out the Running Remote conference in Montreal, Canada Related Videos:
    8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left] Best Places for Expats To Live in Costa Rica Cost of Living in Costa Rica Costa Rica YouTube Video Playlist Costa Rica Travel Resources:
    Internet and Phone: Cabletica and Kolbi Local Airlines: Sansa and Nature Air Grocery stores/Food markets: Palí, Maspormenos, Auto Mercado World Gym Health Insurance: SafetyWing, INS, and Sagicor ...........................................................................................
    Connect with Kristin: 
    Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads.com ...........................................................................................
    A special thank you to Kristin's Patrons!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
    ...........................................................................................
    Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

washingtondc10 ,

Love the show!

Before being on the pod we listened to the show! Thanks for allowing us to share our travel stories and passion for On Arrival!

OmarMo93 ,

Kristin is a legend

Before remote work was cool, Kristin was at the forefront of the entire movement. She’s a legend in the community, and will lead a whole new wave of digital nomads. A must listen!

Frostwarior ,

Worth it every time

I’ve been listening since before Covid to this awesome presenter. As a seasoned traveller, I am always amazed that every time I listen I learn something new, whether it’s a new perspective, a different option or it just motivates me a bit. I am successful in my career and this is one of 3 podcasts that I make sure that I listen to every week. It adds that much value to me. It’s awesome

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