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Living Unconventionally

Chris Pyak interviews courageous people that have been able to ditch their traditional lives and desk jobs to chase their passions all over the world. The topics covered include travel stories, the best ways to find travel deals, how living in an unconventional way has improved their lives, how they fund their travels, how to make money on the road, and advice for those wanting to ditch their desk as well. 956258
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Dec 22, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm discussing six of the main lessons I learned about myself while spending nearly six weeks in Southeast Asia.

 

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Dec 20, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Kimberly from Professional Jetsetters. On Monday’s episode we heard about her own travels and, in this episode, she breaks down how she offers career coaching as it pertains to the travel industry.


The vast majority of my guests, and digital nomads in general, are freelancers or entrepreneurs. But, what if you have zero desire to start and run your own business? Can you have an amazing travel lifestyle while still earning a steady paycheck? Surprisingly, yes!


Kimberly talks about the common misconceptions about career in the travel industry, how she helps people find their dream travel job, and she gives us her top two tips for incorporating more travel into your existing corporate job.

 

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Dec 18, 2017

This week’s guest is Kimberly Ramsawak who is the Founder of Professional Jetsetter. Kimberly received her first passport at the age of six and her love for travel hasn’t left her in all the years since. She’s been fortunate enough to have a job that, at one point, saw her taking an international trip about once a month. However, after a couple of years of keeping up that pace with a toddler at home, she decided to start a travel-related business of her own.
In this episode, we talk about her extensive travels including the country she says to avoid if you’re not a beach person, the country a lot of people don’t like but that she can’t wait to return to, and the time she stayed in a haunted hotel in Australia!

 

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Dec 15, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the week that I spent completely solo in Chiang Mai, Thailand; including how my attitude when I arrived in Thailand almost ruined my trip, how a funeral changed my perspective and made me have a more positive attitude, and how a song by Oasis led to one of the highlight of my entire time in Southeast Asia.

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Today I’m continuing my conversation with Robin Rodig from Robin Goes To and, if you’ve already listened to Part 1, you’ll know that after 16 fulfilling years in corporate Robin felt she needed to make a major change in the form for moving to Switzerland for several months. Our conversation today actually picks up with Robin talking about transition back into life in the states after realizing she didn’t want to go back to life she had before.

We’re also going to talk about how Robin is able to fund her travels with photography using only her iPad and iPhone and why she chooses to live out a suitcase even when she’s at home.

 

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Dec 11, 2017

This week's guest is Robin Rodig from Robin Goes To. After 16 fulfilling years at a corporate job Robin started to feel the stress of living a mundane life so she decided to move to Switzerland even though she had never taken a solo trip before.

In this episode we’re talking about what it was like living in Switzerland, why she now can’t imagine traveling with other people, her experience traveling to Antarctica, and some of her other favorite travel locations; including why Poland really stands out among all the places she been.

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Dec 8, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the second half of my month in Bali, Indonesia; including a trip to Uluwatu where I was lucky enough to witness a cultural dance on the edge of a cliff with a backdrop of the ocean and sunset, what I loved about Bali, and what I didn't love about Bali.

 

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Dec 6, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Chelsea Glass; Founder of The Heart of Travel. In part one of my interview with Chelsea, we talked all about her travels and her experiences being a tour guide in Latin America. Today, we're talking about how she took that experience and created her own business around guided trips.

In this episode, we discuss how she gets clients, what she’s found most difficult about having her own business, what she wished she would’ve done before starting her business, her experience taking on a partner for her business after her mentor tragically passed away in an accident, what voluntourism is and why it needs to be thoroughly researched, and much more!

 

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Dec 4, 2017

This week's guest is Chelsea Glass. Chelsea began her travels with a 10-day trip to Guatemala at the age of 19 that ended up turning into her living there for three years. Today, Chelsea struggles between wanting to have some roots but still feeling that deep desire to travel and explore more of Latin America. We discuss that struggle in this episode and much more.

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Dec 1, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I'm breaking down the first half of my month in Bali, Indonesia; including a stop in the Middle East, a terrifying experience with Monkeys, my time in a city that is beloved by many of my guests but that I was less than impressed with, why I had to pack up in change hostels in the middle of the night, and my experience with an incompatible roommate.

 

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Nov 29, 2017

In this episode, I'm continuing my conversation with Ann Davis; the Founder of Venture with Impact. Ann reveals how she funded her travels to over 40 countries and how she was able to take multiple international trips while living in New York on a teacher's salary.

We also take a deep dive into her travel-related company and how she helps employees convince their companies to allow them to work remotely so they can take international trips while still receiving a paycheck.

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Ann Davis is the Founder of Venture with Impact. Ann has been to over 40 countries and specializes in travel that helps create a positive social impact.

In this episode, we're talking about the medical scare that changed her life, what volunteer travel is, the issues someone can encounter with voluntourism, and what country has a bad reputation but is the one Ann would recommend to people visiting Latin America for the first time.

 

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Sep 18, 2017

In this special episode, I check-in to provide an update on the status of the podcast, explain what two countries I will be spending almost six weeks in during October and November, and let you know about an incredible (limited-time) deal you don't want to miss if you're wanting to start a location-independent business of your own.

 

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May 12, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I make a special announcement about the immediate future of this podcast.

 

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May 10, 2017

Today, I'm continuing my conversation with Ryan Biddulph from Blogging From Paradise

We're talking about his experience starting and running a successful travel blog, writing over 120 eBooks, the time he was attacked by a Thai ladyboy prostitute, his advice for people who think they don't have enough to say about a topic to start a blog, and how people can start a blog of their own when they have no idea where to begin.

 

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May 8, 2017

This week's guest is Ryan Biddulph from Blogging From Paradise and we're going to talk about his 6-year nomadic journey that has led him from being a security guard in New Jersey to living in countries all over the world.

Ryan is actually married to our guest from last week, and we're going to dive more into their struggles and triumphs as digital nomads; including the time they were down to their last $5 living off credit cards while in a foreign country and how they bounced back.

 

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May 5, 2017

In this solo episode, I talk about the importance of celebrating small victories along your freedom journey and introduce you to a new task management program I'm loving.

 

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May 3, 2017

In today's episode, I am continuing my conversation with Kelli Cooper and she talks about how she's funded her international travels over the years; including the negatives and positives of using credit cards to pay for a full-time travel lifestyle.

 

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Voting ends at 11:59pm MST on Friday, May 5th and you can vote at least once per day.

 

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May 1, 2017

This week's guest is Kelli Cooper and we're going to hear about how an impulse decision led to her quitting her job and moving to Japan for a year. We're also going to hear about her experiences in Europe, her favorite countries, which countries she would prefer not to visit again, why she loves house sitting, and her tips for getting those elusive house sitting gigs.

 

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Apr 28, 2017

It's time for another Community Member Spotlight!

These special episodes feature an interview with a member of the Living Unconventionally Facebook Community.

This spotlight is on Amy Hogan and she talks about leaving her steady government job to launch her own business. She also talks about how her travels have shifted since left the corporate world and how they're going to play a much larger role in her future.

 

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Apr 26, 2017

Today, I'm continuing my conversation with Vincenzo Villamena. He is the Founder and CEO of The Online Taxman, which provides tax services specifically to expats and entrepreneurs abroad.

In this episode, he talks about how his company helps expats and digital nomads save thousands per year using lesser-known tax benefits specifically for Americans living out of the United States.

 

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Apr 24, 2017

This week's guest is Vincenzo Villamena and he is the Founder and CEO of The Online Taxman, which provides tax services specifically to expats and entrepreneurs abroad.

In this episode, we talk about his journey of moving from New York to Buenos Aires, what living in Colombia is really like, why Brazil isn't for beginners, why it's important to have a social circle when you travel, and his experiences visiting multiple countries all over the world.

 

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Apr 21, 2017

I give an update on the client dilemma I discussed last week, provide an exciting update on changes I'm making to the Living Unconventionally brand and my podcast editing business, and I also discuss a major change that will be taking place in Bangkok by the end of this year.

 

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Apr 19, 2017

Today, I'm continuing my conversation with Lisa Cherry Beaumont and we talk about how she built her business while traveling internationally, and even while living on a boat at one point!

We also talk about why you have to give yourself permission to fail, the importance of setting boundaries with your clients (especially when you're traveling), and why you absolutely need to have a tribe of like-minded people around you on your entrepreneurial journey.

 

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Apr 17, 2017

This week's guest is Lisa Cherry Beaumont and she talks about her journey of living a seemingly perfect life in London to giving it all up to move to a monastery in Nepal for a year.

We also talk about how she's been traveling the world ever since, why she didn't like living in Barcelona, why travelers are able to form instant bonds with one another, and how difficult it can be to get rid of your belonging when making the shift to full-time travel.

 

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