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We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

The World Wanderers Podcast Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 277 Ratings

We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

    2022 Year in Review

    2022 Year in Review

    It's that time of year again! We're sitting down to recap 2022, including where we went, what we did, and some highlights of the year. With the arrival of baby Lou, we didn't travel as much as we have in passed years, but we did some really fun local trips and daytrips, plus a big trip through the US and up to Canada. We share what it's been like slowing things down and having a home base, as well as what it's been like shifting to traveling with a baby. We also as talk about some of the travel plans that we have for the first half of 2023.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - The places we went and what we did during our travels
    - Taking care of a baby and halting travel during the first few months of the year
    - Traveling with a baby and how our travelling experience has changed
    - Some of the exciting and meaningful things we did over 2022
    - Getting more involved in our community in Mexico
    - Trips and plans for 2023

    • 34 min
    Finding Adventure Through Retreats with Mantas Szvinas

    Finding Adventure Through Retreats with Mantas Szvinas

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Mantas Szvinas. Mantas is the founder of SurfYogaBeer the largest fitness adventure company in the US that takes groups of amazing likeminded people to magical places around the world. He is most passionate about creating habits in people that lead to longer, healthier, and more positive lives. His philosophy is love the game, the process, the anticipation. Ultimately Mantas will get you to break a sweat and have fun doing it. This week on the podcast, Mantas shares how he fell in love with travel and how his desire to escape the daily grind in NYC led him to running his first international retreat. He shares how that turned into what is now SurfYogaBeer, what the company does, where they lead retreats, why retreats are a great way to travel and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - How traveling became an interest for Mantas form an early age
    - Early experiences with surfing and yoga
    - Deciding to build a career within the fitness space
    - Mantas’ first international retreat to Costa Rica and how that evolved into SurfYogaBeer
    - Explaining the traditions that happen on SurfYogaBeer retreats
    - How the types of retreat experiences and locations evolved over time
    - Places Mantas wants to visit in the future
    - Mantas’ experience in Beijing and the differences in culture and life there

    **Guest links:**

    Website: [https://www.surfyogabeer.com/](https://www.surfyogabeer.com/)

    • 42 min
    Living a Nomadic Life & Having Babies Abroad with Amy Scott

    Living a Nomadic Life & Having Babies Abroad with Amy Scott

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Amy Scott. Originally from the United States and currently based in central Mexico, Amy has been traveling and living abroad since 2004. She’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers harness the power of location independence to create freedom in their life and work. As the founder of Nomadtopia, Amy connects and supports people around the globe who are building their own version of a location-independent lifestyle (aka Nomadtopia). In this episode of the show, Amy shares her travel story, what led her to take her first solo trip and then set out as a digital nomad in 2007. She shares her journey since then, including meeting her husband in Argentina, getting married, and eventually getting pregnant and having twins in Mexico. She talks about the decision to have babies abroad, why Mexico, what her experience was like, and more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - How Amy started traveling and living abroad
    - Working in the US before moving to Argentina
    - Knowing when you’re ready to transition into a digital nomad lifestyle
    - Amy’s experience of living in Buenos Aires
    - Traveling as a couple vs. traveling solo
    - Deciding on where to have a baby and why Mexico was chosen
    - How things have shifted for Amy since having two babies and her travel plans for the future

    **Guest links:**

    Nomadtopia Podcast: [https://www.nomadtopia.com/](https://www.nomadtopia.com/)

    • 52 min
    Adding a Baby to a Nomadic Life: An Interview from Nomadtopia Radio

    Adding a Baby to a Nomadic Life: An Interview from Nomadtopia Radio

    When we found out that we were pregnant and decided that we wanted to have our baby abroad, we went in search of resources where people were talking about what it was like to have a baby in another country and found very little. This is one of the reasons that Amanda was super excited to be a guest on Nomadtopia Radio with Amy Scott talking about having a baby abroad.There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to starting a family as a nomad. Your priorities change, you have to plan differently, you might miss some adventures. There’s no question that having a baby changes your nomad experience.

    In this episode that originally aired on Nomadtopia Radio, Amy interviews Amanda. Amanda shares their experience planning for and shifting into this next phase, deciding when to stop traveling and where to give birth, balancing their child’s needs with their nomadic lifestyle, and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - What it’s like for Amanda being in a more stable chapter of her nomad life
    - How and when she first become location independent
    - Amanda’s primary income streams
    - How and when Amanda and her husband decided to start a family
    - How trying to get pregnant affects nomads’ choices
    - How Amanda navigated where to give birth and where to live
    - What she thought life would be like with a baby and how that experience has panned out so far
    - How their kids will impact their lifestyle in the future
    - What it has been like traveling with a baby

    **Guest links:**

    Nomadtopia Podcast: [https://www.nomadtopia.com/](https://www.nomadtopia.com/)

    • 38 min
    Is It Time to Move to a New Country? With Mikkel Thorup

    Is It Time to Move to a New Country? With Mikkel Thorup

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Mikkel Thorup. Mikkel is the founder of Expat Money, a #1 best-selling author, and a podcast host. After dropping out of school at 12 years old he started traveling the world as a teenager. In the last 22 years, he's visited over 100 countries, lived in 9, and circumnavigated the globe over 400 times. Since 2017 he has been working with private clients to move them offshore to legally save on taxes, acquire second passports and residencies, and invest in foreign real estate, agricultural land, timber plantations and other tangible assets. In this episode, Mikkel shares his travel story, what it was like traveling as a teenager, and how years of backpacking turned into living in 9 countries and starting a business abroad. He shares how he helps his clients at Expat Money and a few things to consider when it comes to moving abroad, and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - How Mikkel was first introduced to travel
    - How Mikkel’s travel life evolved as he got older and how he found work early on
    - Highlights of Mikkel’s travels over the years
    - Knowing the signs of when it’s time to move to a different country
    - What inspired Mikkel and his wife to move to Panama, where they currently reside
    - Venturing into business and client work and how it progressed
    - Founding Expat Money and an overview of what they do
    - Countries that provide good options for people that want to start traveling

    **Guest links:**

    Website: [https://expatmoney.com/](https://expatmoney.com/)

    Expat Money Summit: [https://2022.expatmoneysummit.com/](https://2022.expatmoneysummit.com/)

    • 44 min
    Running a Fully Remote Local Business & Traveling the World with Neel Parekh

    Running a Fully Remote Local Business & Traveling the World with Neel Parekh

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Neel Parekh. Neel is the Founder and CEO of MaidThis & MaidThis Franchise, which helps homeowners and short-term rental hosts (Airbnb, VRBO, etc) with their cleaner needs. Neel's business has generated millions in revenue while having a fully remote team, and now he's on a mission to help others achieve the same. Neel has been a “digital nomad” for almost 5 years and still vagabonding around the world (pre-COVID at least). In this episode, Neel shares what inspired him to create MaidThis, the process of building a business and how he was able to scale it quickly, how to balance work and travel when running a local business remotely, and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - Neel’s personal travel story and how he ventured into a digital nomadic lifestyle
    - How Neel started a business on the side while working a full-time job
    - Opening your mind to new business opportunities/possibilities while still having the freedom to travel
    - Expanding Neel’s business from operating in only Los Angeles to multiple cities
    - How Neel started his nomad adventure and where he chose for his first trip
    - Balancing work and travel with a backpacker lifestyle
    - The highlights and favorite spots from Neel’s seven years of traveling
    - Details about Neel’s trip to Africa and traveling around on a motorcycle

    **Guest links:**

    Website: [https://maidthisfranchise.com/](https://maidthisfranchise.com/)

    Twitter: [https://twitter.com/NeelBParekh](https://twitter.com/NeelBParekh)

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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277 Ratings

Katrina195 ,

They'll help you become a travel expert

Amanda and Ryan lead a variety of really helpful conversations. There are always vaulable take-aways in each episode and I love their under the radar tips on living the digital nomad life in Mexico. Such an inspiring journey from backpackers to lifestyle travelers!

washingtondc10 ,

Love listening to the show!

Thanks for having us on the show! We loved interacting with Amanda & Ryan. Very genuine people and it shines through in their episodes.
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EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Amanda & Ryan, hosts of the World Wanderers podcast, highlight all aspects of travel and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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