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 • 114 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 Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote

    How To Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs With the Author of Running Remote

    Level up your remote work game and cut back on Zoom meetings with these tips from Liam Martin, the author of the groundbreaking new book, Running Remote. 
     
    Whether you are a current or aspiring remote worker, freelancer, or team leader, you will gain ideas to help you improve your productivity, find better remote job opportunities, and work better remotely in this episode.
     
    Special Offers: 
    Digital Nomads for Dummies Running Remote Apply for Ready To Relocate  
    What you’ll learn: 
    How to work remotely without Zoom meetings How to avoid or reduce the cost of “Digital Presentism” How to be more productive working from home  What remote employers are looking for in new hires How to build your remote skillset and attract employers  How to land a remote job using the “Portfolio Technique”  
    Questions answered: 
    Is it possibly to work remotely without Zoom?  What the heck is Async and why should people care?  What are the top remote work companies looking for in remote employees?  What to put on your CV or resume to get a good remote job?  Which companies did things right and wrong during the pandemic?  Is it better to get work experience or go to college or grad school?  And much more  
    Resources: 
    Badass Digital Nomads Ep 29: How Everyone Can Work Remotely with Liam Martin of Running Remote Conference  Top Remote Companies Mentioned: VidYard, Buffer, GitLab, Nomad List and Remote Ok  Naval podcast  
    Connect with Liam: 
    Running Remote Book Running Remote Conference in Lisbon, Portugal   Running Remote Podcast Running Remote YouTube Channel  
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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!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    • 52 min
    Flash Sale + Loneliness Living in SE Asia (Part 2)

    Flash Sale + Loneliness Living in SE Asia (Part 2)

    Welcome back to Part 2 of Kristin's conversation with Giang Cao, which left off last week while chatting about relationships and loneliness in Southeast Asia and as a long-term traveler. 
    Check out more of Giang’s amazing illustrations in Kristin’s new book, Digital Nomads for Dummies.Thank you for making it #1 and #3 on Amazon Business Travel new releases! 
     
    Episode 167 Special Offers: 
    50% off one-hour consultations with Kristin (Offer valid only until 12am EST on Friday, August 12, 2022)  
    EPISODE 167 TOPICS DISCUSSED:
    Dating and meeting new people as a digital nomad.  How Giang’s perception of being a nomad changed during the pandemic lockdown.  The pros and cons of being a nomad versus a settler Advice for people who are struggling with the digital nomad lifestyle or concerned about what they might face.   
    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
    How do you meet people and make friends in a new country?  How has travel changed you? Do you feel like a different person?  What are your favorite places to live in Vietnam?  
    RESOURCES
    Related Podcasts:

    Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling  
    Recommended Destinations to Visit in Vietnam:
    Da Nang Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)  
    Connect with Giang:
    Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Behance Very Nomad Problems website ...........................................................................................
    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!
    Become a Patron for $5/month atPatreon.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.

    • 36 min
    Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam

    Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam

    (UPDATED 8/8/22) How a graphic designer from Vietnam tripled her income by quitting her job to become a freelancer. Location-independent solo traveler Giang Cao sheds light on what life is like as a digital nomad in Southeast Asia and how she illustrates the good, bad, and funny in her comic strip, Very Nomad Problems. 
    Learn how Giang’s perception of being a traveling freelancer changed during the pandemic when she got stuck for two years on lockdown in Malaysia. 
    Gain insight into dating as a digital nomad, Giang’s struggle with loneliness, and the hilarious comics she creates about the plights of being a digital nomad at www.verynomadproblems.com.
    Check out more of Giang’s amazing illustrations in Kristin’s book, Digital Nomads for Dummies.
     
    Thank you to Ellie, Jeff, and Dave for the coffees this week.  ❤️ Buy Kristin at coffee at Buymeacoffee.com. ☕️
     
    EPISODE 166 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How Giang transitioned from a traditional 9-5 job to working independently. [05:55] Tips and strategies for finding freelance clients. [08:28] Giang’s experience traveling as a Vietnamese freelancer & The difficulties of applying for visas as a result of the unfair passport strength system. [14:18] Countries in Asia she has traveled to as a digital nomad. [19:09] Overcoming the surprising problems that arise for digital nomads & The inspiration behind Very Nomad Problems. [19:56] Struggling with loneliness as a solo traveler. [26:59] Dating and meeting new people as a digital nomad. [31:31] How Giang’s perception of being a nomad changed during the pandemic lockdown. [36:40] Advice for people who are struggling with being a digital nomad. [53:04]  
    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
    How did you become a digital nomad? [03:30] How do you teach yourself graphic design? [04:55] When did you start traveling after becoming a freelancer? [10:39] What countries can you travel to with a Vietnamese passport? [16:26] How do you meet people and make friends in a new country? [35:00] How has travel changed you? Do you feel like a different person? [48:14] What are your favorite places to live in Vietnam? [59:38] And more!


    RESOURCES
    Episode 166 Special Offers: 
    Donate to Badass Digital Nomads Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Rate & Review SafetyWing Travel Insurance  
    Related Podcasts:

    Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly How to Overcome Loneliness While Traveling Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2) Related Videos:
    How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad Luxury Co-Living and Co-Working in Dubai and Singapore Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads:
    Freelancing Platforms: Upwork, People Per Hour, Fiverr Community: Nomadbase Recommended Destinations to Visit in Vietnam:
    Da Nang Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Connect with Giang:
    Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Behance Very Nomad Problems website ...........................................................................................
    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!
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids

    Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids

    Living in an RV with his wife and two kids, Michael Boyink has been traveling around the United States for the past 10 years as a freelancer. How has he supported his lifestyle for so long? 
    Listen in as Kristin talks with Michael about working independently as a freelancer, raising a family on the road, and how to truly thrive while living long-term in an RV. Michael also shares sneak peeks into his new memoir, Driven to Wonder: Eight Years in an RV with two kids.
    You’ll learn why Michael and his wife chose to hit the road and experience van life along with the steps they took to make the transition from house to RV possible. 
    Plus, hear how they transitioned their kids from the traditional school system to a homeschool/worldschool lifestyle. 
    Episode 163 Special Offers: 
    SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies GIVEAWAY! The first two people to leave a 5-star review of Badass Digital Nomads will receive a FREE COPY of Michael’s book, Driven to Wonder.
    How to win:
    Leave a 5-star review on our website, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. Email a screenshot of your review to hello@travelingwithkristin.com.  
    EPISODE 163 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Michael’s inspiration and motivation for beginning van life. Transitioning kids to van life from a traditional home life. Traveling with purpose vs. Traveling out of curiosity - Which is more fulfilling? The costs of living in a van vs. a house.  Making friends and finding community while living in a van/RV (even as an introvert). Productivity tips for remote workers, traveling freelancers, and digital nomads.  Homeschooling and Worldschooling tips, advice, and resources. Challenges and benefits of being an online freelancer & Why Michael went back to corporate life. How they choose where to travel & Recommended destinations to visit in the US.  
    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
    How did your kids feel about growing up in an RV?  Have they continued with van life or transitioned to a traditional lifestyle?  Did you travel before buying an RV? Why did you decide to leave your jobs and hometown to travel?  How do you get Wifi so you can work remotely from your van? Do you make more as a freelancer than you did in your corporate job? Lightning Round 
    How do you stay productive working remotely from a van/RV? How do you do your laundry while living in a van? How do you receive your mail? Gas or diesel for van life? If you started van life again, which van would you buy? How did you overcome the fears of homeschooling your kids while traveling? How has travel changed you?  
    SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES
    Books Mentioned:

    Driven to Wonder: Eight Years in an RV with two kids by Michael Boyink Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana Living the RV Life by Marc and Julie Bennett  
    Related Podcasts:
    Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1) How To Find Your Home and Your Community Abroad (World Towning Part 2) Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services) How To Make Money From a Sailboat With No Experience  
    Related Videos:
    How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad  
    Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads:
    Remote Work: The Caretaker Gazette Mail Forwarding Services: PostScanMail, US Global Mail, MyRVMail RV Lifestyle Blog: RVLOVE Rent a Camper: Hippie Camper  
    Recommended Destinations to Visit in the US:
    Eastern Arizona  Kinston, North Carolina Hoh Rain Forest, Washington  
    Connect with Michael:
    Follow him on Instagram Visit his website Buy his book  
    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 Leav

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points

    Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points

    What are the best credit cards for travel? Is it worth signing up for all those airline loyalty programs? Find out how to get tens of thousands of dollars in free travel each year using American Express, Marriott, Delta, and other travel and platinum credit cards.
    Listen in to hear travel tips and destination recommendations from the co-founders of a travel app offering personalized travel guides for busy travelers. 
    Learn how to use credit cards, loyalty programs, and the On Arrival app to strategically save money and time in planning your next adventure.
    Tip: Try out SafetyWing International Travel Insurance EPISODE 164 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How KT and Jordan met & got engaged in Paris Tips for traveling, working, and living with your partner. Why you should have a travel schedule and daily routine while traveling. The noticeable difference between living in the US and living in other countries. Travel credit cards for beginners: Sign up bonuses, saving money on flights and hotels, and free rental car insurance. How to avoid ATM withdrawal fees when traveling abroad. How to decide which credit card(s) to use for travel-related purchases. The BEST time to sign up for a new credit card. How to know it’s worth using your points for a deal rather than just paying for it. Using On Arrival to plan a unique, personalized trip in less than 10 minutes. Have a business idea? Learn why you should consider joining a virtual business incubator!  
    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
    How do you maintain a daily routine while traveling? How much time do you spend in the US vs. Europe? Do you get to choose your home base as a professional basketball player? What is your favorite country to live in? How do you get citizenship in Slovenia? What are the benefits of using credit cards for travel points? Is it worth signing up for airline and car rental loyalty programs? Do you apply for new cards every year? How do you find amazing places to eat while traveling? What inspired you to create On Arrival How did you build an app with no coding experience? What does On Arrival cost to use? What is your favorite airline and why? What is your best tip for learning a new language? How do you connect with locals and other foreigners while traveling?  
    RESOURCES
    Episode 164 Special Offers: 
    Use code BADASS to get 25% off your first On Arrival order Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Credit Cards & Brokerage Accounts Mentioned:

    Open a Charles Schwab Brokerage Account (Free ATM withdrawals anywhere in the world) American Express Platinum Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards Delta SkyMiles Reserve Delta SkyMiles Platinum Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant IHG Credit Cards Recommended Resources for Digital Nomads:
    On Arrival (Personal Travel Guides) Preply (Language Learning) Related Podcasts:

    International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained Related Videos:
    How to Become a Full-Time Digital Nomad 6 Underrated Countries to Visit 65 Tips to Save Money on Travel [Travel Hacks!] Travel Tips & Hacks KT & Jordan’s Favorite Travel Destinations:
    Paris, France Nantes, France Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy Accademia Bridge, Venice, Italy Verona, Italy Treviso, Italy Ljubljana, Slovenia Lake Bled, Slovenia Portoroz, Slovenia Piran, Slovenia Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara ........................................................................................
    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 KT & Jordan:
    Follow KT on Instagram Follow Jordan on Instagram ...........................................................................................
    Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast:
    Buy Kristin a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5-Star Review Buy Official Merch  www.badassdigitalnomads

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Sailing the World as a Financial Trader and Family Man With Author Patrick Schulte

    Sailing the World as a Financial Trader and Family Man With Author Patrick Schulte

    Hear how a financial trader from the US Midwest and his wife taught themselves to sail and RV the world with their kids. Kristin and guest, Patrick, banter about travel insurance, the cost and quality of medical care in Mexico, having kids abroad, world schooling, learning new skills, making money online, meeting people while traveling, and how to sustain a life of perpetual travel.
    Patrick also shares his favorite destinations to visit in Mexico. Plus, living life in "phases," to retire or not retire?, and "is driving through Mexico dangerous?"
     
    Episode 163 Special Offers: 
    SafetyWing Travel Insurance Pre-Order Digital Nomads for Dummies Get 10% off the Wanderer Financial Community by using the code BADASS10.  
    Related Podcast Episodes:
    Sailing Episodes Traveling as a Family with Kids Medical Tourism and the Cost of Healthcare Abroad  
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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  
    Connect with Patrick: 
    Wanderer Financial Bumfuzzle Blog Live on the Margin book ...........................................................................................
    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, Daniel Sullivan, James Race, and Daeha Ko. ❤️
    Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

sergiosala ,

Kristin gets the best nomads!

One of the best podcasts about digital nomads for sure, love the way she introduces them and make the conversation flow. Saying that also because I was interviewed lol, but she’s one of the OG doing this lifestyle, so better listen to her!

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!

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