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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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Jan 30, 2017

This week's guest is Melanie Paez and we get to hear how she went from a traditional life to being an Au Pair in China to now traveling the world full-time.

We'll also hear about her adventures climbing mountains in Japan, her tips for staying safe while Couchsurfing, the unique Workaway experience she had at a yoga facility in Nicaragua, and more!

 

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Jan 27, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I get real about some of the negative parts of being an entrepreneur and whether or not it's all worth it.

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode129.


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Jan 25, 2017

This week’s guest is Janelle Alex, and she has recently transitioned into a full-time travel lifestyle with her husband and youngest son.

Today, we talk about how her experience owning multiple brick-and-mortar businesses have given her the entrepreneur skills to run her current location independent business.


To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode128.


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Jan 23, 2017

This week’s guest is Janelle Alex, and she has recently transitioned into a full-time travel lifestyle with her husband and youngest son.

Today, we talk about her transition from owning multiple successful brick-and-mortar businesses to losing almost everything to now working for herself and traveling with her loved ones.


To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode127.


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Jan 20, 2017

I discuss our experience with an often over-looked negative aspect of long-term travel.

I also talk about how I've decided to stop fighting the universe and start following the path my business is leading me down instead of trying to force it down the path I set out for it.

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode126.


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Jan 18, 2017

Today I am continuing my conversation with Sarah Williams, Founder of Tough Girl Challenges, about the struggles and mistakes she's experienced as part of starting her own business and how she wouldn't trade for a steady paycheck if it meant working for someone else.

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode125.


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Jan 16, 2017

This week's guest is Sarah Williams, the founder of Tough Girl Challenges and Host of the Tough Girl Podcast, and today she's talking about some of her craziest travel adventures; including climbing Kilimanjaro and completing what Discovery Channel calls the "toughest footrace on Earth."

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode124.


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Jan 13, 2017

In this week's solo episode, I give some advice about how to handle things when you want to travel more but your significant other doesn't.

I also talk about how my husband and I are handling this exact situation for ourselves.


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Jan 11, 2017

Today, I am continuing my conversation with Michael Schwartz. Michael is a visually impaired filmmaker traveling the world for his documentary, The Palette Project.

In this episode, we hear about the different ways Michael is able to fund this adventure. Michael has had considerable experience with crowdfunding campaigns (including one campaign that raised thousands of dollars within the first 10 minutes!) so offers some of his top crowdfunding tips.

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode122.

 

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Jan 9, 2017

This week's guest is Michael Schwartz. He is a filmmaker who has been losing his eyesight since he was 13 years old. He describes his vision as being like the foggiest day in San Francisco but even more blurry.

He's currently half-way through a documentary that his taking him all over the world to document stories of people who are losing, or have already lost, their sight. The people he's highlighting are sailors, mountain climbers, entrepreneurs ... people who're accomplishing amazing things despite the challenges they face.

In today's episode, we focus on Michael's own story of how losing his eyesight has made him appreciate the world more, how it affects the way he travels, and his experiences in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel as part of the documentary.

 

To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode121.

 

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Jan 6, 2017

In this solo episode I provide an update on my business (including an uncomfortable shift every entrepreneur faces), my plans for the Living Unconventionally brand this year, and our 2017 travel plans.

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode120.

 

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Jan 4, 2017

Cathy O'Dowd has been a member of the first South Africa Everest expedition, summited Mount Everest multiple times, set the record as the first woman ever to summit Everest from both the North and South sides of the mountain, and she was also on the mountain during the infamous and tragic 1996 storm that took the lives of several people and inspired the book Into Thin Air and the movie Everest.

Today we talk about how to fund adventure travel; including sponsorships and grants. She also provides some resources to help you start doing the research and skill-building now so you're able to seize adventure opportunities as they come in the future.

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode119.

 

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Jan 2, 2017

Cathy O'Dowd has been a member of the first South Africa Everest expedition, summited Mount Everest multiple times, set the record as the first woman ever to summit Everest from both the North and South sides of the mountain, and she was also on the mountain during the infamous and tragic 1996 storm that took the lives of several people and inspired the book Into Thin Air and the movie Everest.

We discuss all of those adventures today in what is my most powerful interview to date.

I've been fascinated by Everest since I first read Into Thin Air when I was in the 9th grade (about 16 years ago) and I never dreamed that I would get to speak to somone who's been on Everest, let alone someone who was there during the 1996 season.

You're not going to want to miss a single moment of this episode!

 

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