53 episodes

Curious about international travel? Want to leave everything behind and become a digital nomad? We — Karen and Jon Sumple — did just that, leaving the USA in July 2018, and our open-ended, long-term travel journey has taken us through Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina Scotland and, now, South Africa. We enjoy living "Sumplace New" every few months because it provides perspective, awareness and understanding. We meet amazing people and witness how they live, work and play. We visit well-known destinations and wander roads less traveled to see where they lead. So why and how are we doing this? What are the obstacles, frustrations and lessons learned? The highlights and insights gleaned from living abroad, yet living locally? Listen in as we share all this and more. We continually challenge ourselves to "do the new" — and we encourage you to do the same, whether it's close to home or the other side of the world.

From Sumplace New: The Long-Term Travel Podcast Jon Sumple & Karen Bernhardt-Sumple

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Curious about international travel? Want to leave everything behind and become a digital nomad? We — Karen and Jon Sumple — did just that, leaving the USA in July 2018, and our open-ended, long-term travel journey has taken us through Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina Scotland and, now, South Africa. We enjoy living "Sumplace New" every few months because it provides perspective, awareness and understanding. We meet amazing people and witness how they live, work and play. We visit well-known destinations and wander roads less traveled to see where they lead. So why and how are we doing this? What are the obstacles, frustrations and lessons learned? The highlights and insights gleaned from living abroad, yet living locally? Listen in as we share all this and more. We continually challenge ourselves to "do the new" — and we encourage you to do the same, whether it's close to home or the other side of the world.

    Why Cape Town stole our hearts (Part 1): Friendships for a lifetime (E53)

    Why Cape Town stole our hearts (Part 1): Friendships for a lifetime (E53)

    Episode 53 of From Sumplace New is an homage to the friendships we made during our time in Cape Town, South Africa. While some might say eight months is a long time, we left feeling like it wasn't enough. We also left with a heavy heart and shed a few tears because we made great friends -- friends for life, and friends we can't wait to see again. And it's all because we're open to creating connections during our travels. We don't travel with our heads down; we travel with our hearts open. We ...

    • 38 min
    Barber Alex Culley cuts to the chase: Don't wait to live a life you'll love (E52)

    Barber Alex Culley cuts to the chase: Don't wait to live a life you'll love (E52)

    "I'd rather be at the bottom of a ladder I want to climb, than half way up one I don't" says the Barber of Carlisle (aka Alex Culley), who drops some sage wisdom in Episode 52 of From Sumplace New about not just chasing dreams, but realizing them. After choosing an engineering program at a hometown factory, Alex realized he was on a path that didn't suit his personality and long-term vision. Despite advice from those who "knew better," Alex quit the secure job and began a career he connected ...

    • 56 min
    Monitoring mental health while traveling makes the journey more enjoyable (E51)

    Monitoring mental health while traveling makes the journey more enjoyable (E51)

    Episode 51 of From Sumplace New may be the most important episode yet because it focuses on mental health, understanding needs, navigating obstacles and creating solutions while living a travel lifestyle. Jon shares the story behind Karen's decision to step back from the podcast and why he felt it was in the best interest for everyone involved -- especially the Karen and Jon relationship part! The key takeaway from this episode: Overcoming or removing stress takes understanding and support. A...

    • 21 min
    Language learning tips from traveling hyperpolyglot Sarah Tarvin (E50)

    Language learning tips from traveling hyperpolyglot Sarah Tarvin (E50)

    Hola! And welcome to episode cincuenta of From Sumplace New! For this milestone 50th episode, Sarah Tarvin, a hyperpolyglot, joins us to discuss the importance of learning a language while traveling, and the language acquisition process — which will help you learn in a way that's most efficient and productive for you. Sarah currently speaks eight languages with a few more in the works, and she has been teaching her 18-month old daughter six — yes, SIX — different languages since the day...

    • 55 min
    Leave your job for a travel lifestyle? Jenn Jennings shows us how (E49)

    Leave your job for a travel lifestyle? Jenn Jennings shows us how (E49)

    Jennifer Jennings (aka Jenn) and husband Kendall are living proof that you can build your ideal life by following your dreams and goals. In two short years, they went from living in Alberta, Canada, and working in the oil and gas industry to living in an RV in Baja Mexico and making a living doing what they enjoy. Jenn shares how much "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss inspired them to make changes, and she reveals the "declaration napkin" moment, which was their commitment to universe to l...

    • 45 min
    Erin Thomas shares the secret to being a 'professional leaper' (E48)

    Erin Thomas shares the secret to being a 'professional leaper' (E48)

    Erin Thomas is a professional leaper. Period. Envious of her husband's travel for work, she hit a wall after an a-ha moment encouraged her to return to the office from lunch and resign on the spot. What transpired was a series of intentional planifesting for a life of travel, which also lead to an unexpected business for people who want to travel, too, but don't know how to manage their home while away. Erin to the rescue with a service that leads most of her clients away from "home" because ...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Empatherica ,

Jon & Amy are fun & informative

This is such an enjoyable podcast to listen to. I love hearing a husband and wife team doing it so well… Digital nomad living, that is. They are inspiring my partner and I, who already had the wheels in motion, to really kick it up a notch and make it happen sooner rather than later. I look forward to every new episode!

NoName4Mama ,

Perfect Pandemic Podcast

I lost my dad, then my job. But finding this podcast was the impetus I needed to examine my career choices and move from my comfortable bubble. Thanks, Jon & Karen!

kirsten - cheerfullyimperfect ,

Easy dialogue, insightful and inspiring

I stumbled upon a recommendation for this podcast in a worldschooling Facebook group and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to each and every episode. They answered so many of my questions about traveling in South America and as we get ready to make our own leap, they made it feel doable and provided us with ongoing inspiration.

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