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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 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Dec 16, 2016

In this final episode of 2016, I talk about a listener survey I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your participation on and explain why this will be my final episode of the year.

 

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Dec 14, 2016

Today I am continuing my conversation with Julie Zuzek from The Corporate Yogi. We're talk about how she helps entrepreneurs overcome Impostor Syndrome and why it's so important to be purpose-driven in your business instead of profit-driven.

We're also going to learn about her training program that teaches entrepreneurs how to become retreat leaders, her free virtual goal setting retreat, and her most used business tools.

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode116.

 

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Dec 12, 2016

This week's guest is Julie Zuzek from The Corporate Yogi. We're going to talk about the 8 month trip she took visiting countries all over the world after she decided to leave her corporate job of 15 years.

We also learn about how she mostly travels now for global retreats, and how she's helping other entrepreneurs become retreat leaders.

 

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Dec 9, 2016

In this week's solo episode, I talk about our trip last weekend to stay at a gorgeous home in the mountains outside Leadville, Colorado and explain how you can stay there as well!

 

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Dec 7, 2016

Today I am continuing my conversation with Nikki Durling from Four Backpacks One World. We're going to talk about the various ways she and her husband are able to afford to have a full-time nomadic family lifestyle; including how she utilizes Pinterest to help marketing and sell her products.

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode113.

 

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Dec 5, 2016

This week's guest is Nikki Durling from Four Backpacks One World and today we're going to talk about what led to she and her husband moving their two young children to Costa Rica and then transitioning into a full-time nomadic family lifestyle.

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode112.

 

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Dec 2, 2016

In this week's solo episode, I discuss some unconventional gifts (and experiences) you can give to your loved ones instead of the traditional, and impersonal, gifts during this holiday season.

 

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Nov 30, 2016

Today I am continuing my conversation with Avery Breyer and she's going to explain how she and her husband have been able to afford traveling the globe with their two young boys for the past 2.5 years.

She talks about how they came to own a million dollars in real estate, the books she's written that have made her a multiple best-selling author, how freelance SEO writing earns her about $60/hour, and the course she created to help others learn how to do what she does.

 

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Nov 28, 2016

This week's guest is Avery Breyer and we're going to talk all about her adventures traveling as a family with two young boys for the past 2.5 years.

They've lived in places like Cambodia, Thailand, Bali, Mexico, Vietnam and have visited lots more.

We talk about her experience homeschooling the young boys, what it's like traveling with kids, how she gets visa information, how she gets deals on long-term vacation rentals, and much more!

 

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Nov 23, 2016

In part 2 of my interview with Matt Kiefer from Hostel Geeks, we talk about about the Hostel Geeks website and mission of designated one 5-star hostel in each city based on certain important criteria.

 

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Nov 21, 2016

This week's guest in Matt from Hostel Geeks and today we're talking about his transition into a 100% location independent lifestyle, the challenges he had to deal with as part of that lifestyle, how he avoids being a victim of theft or scams when he goes to new locations, his favorite city in France (hint: it's definitely NOT Paris), spending last winter in the Canary Islands, an unsettling experience in Jericho, and much more!

 

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Nov 18, 2016

In this week's solo episode, I provide some of my favorite safety tips for women who travel solo. I talk about four articles on the subject that are also linked to in the show notes.

 

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Nov 16, 2016

Today I am continuing my conversation with Jake Heilbrunn; an amazing young man who left an unfulfilling life behind to take a 4-month solo backpacking trip through Central America.

In part 2 we talk about the 300-page memoir he wrote and self-published about that journey and the powerful, and life changing, experiences he had.


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Nov 14, 2016

We're finally back with another unconventionalist! 

This week's guest is Jake Heilbrunn and, after realizing his unhappiness with his life was causing physical ailments, he left college at 18 in order to explore Central America for four months.

In that time he helped teach English to kids, trekked 75 miles through the jungle to explore ancient Mayan ruins, climbed volcanoes, became comfortable with being naked around people he barely knew, camped on the beach in Nicaragua, and experienced a powerful Cacao Ceremony that provided a vision for his future that eventually became a reality. 

Jake has recently released a memoir of his travels, Off the Beaten Path, and you can find a link for it in the show notes (link provided below).

 

To find links for the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/episode104.

 

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Nov 11, 2016

In this week's very brief episode I talk about a change I made in my business this week, spotlight a recent Tedx Talk from a previous guest about how starting a business can help you overcome a quarter life crisis, and provide an update on when the heck I'll finally have some more guests on the show!

 

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Nov 4, 2016

In this solo episode I give a breakdown of all the main programs and tools I use for both this podcast and my freelance business.

I also talk about how much they cost so you can get an idea of what starting and running an online business costs.

 

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Oct 28, 2016

In this solo episode I talk about a term I recently learned from a Living Unconventionally Facebook community member that describes me, and possibly you, perfectly.

I also talk about how a recent change in mindset has effected my mood and announce the launch of my new, and FREE eBook, that is my gift to you!

 

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Oct 21, 2016

In this milestone episode, I celebrate the fact that I've somehow managed to publish 100 episodes of the Living Unconventionally podcast!

A few listeners helped with the celebration by submitting responses via email, Facebook, and voice message.

I also reflect on some previous guests that I've managed to stay in contact with since their interviews and talk about an incredible experience with one of my hero's that never would've happened if it weren't for this podcast.

 

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Oct 14, 2016

In this week's solo episode, I talk about some devastating news I received this week that left me unable to really focus on anything else.

I also talk about ways you can help me celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast next week!

 

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