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The Anywhereist

A weekly Society, Culture and Travel podcast featuring Susanna Perkins
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  Back to Panama! Five years ago, I wrote an article titled How I Survived the Polar Vortex. That was when I lived in Panama full time, but escaping the recent frigid temperatures in the US is a pretty nice thing to do right now! This episode
A long-overdue vacation transformed Belinda Woodhouse’s life. She decided to leave the Royal Australian Navy and let her wanderlust take her roaming the planet in free, sandal-wearing bliss. Today, she has been published over 70 times in maga
A photographer friend once told me that the best camera is the one you have with you. I think the same is true for planners — the best planner is the one you have with you. In this episode, Kitty and I talk about different types of planners, an
Greg Hubbs traveled to more countries before he finished elementary school than most of us do in our entire lives. He continues to travel extensively. He also carries on the family tradition as the editor-in-chief of the Transitions Abroad web
Do you enjoy a good work-life balance? Americans leave over 600 million hours of vacation on the table every year – plus we get less vacation time than workers do in any other developed country. Kitty and I find this pretty appalling, and we’re
Nora Dunn sold everything she owned in Canada (including a busy financial planning practice) in 2006 to embrace her life-long dreams of long-term immersive world travel. She has been on the road ever since, living in and traveling through over
Tammy Powell started her career as a veterinarian, but after lots of sleepless nights on emergency shifts, she decided to make a change and pursue a freelance copywriting career. Now, as the owner of PetCopywriter.com, she works as a copywriter
When you intentionally focus on gratitude – thinking about what you’re grateful for – it improves every aspect of your life. Even if you think the “practice of gratitude” is nonsense. Since this is Thanksgiving week in the US, Kitty and I wante
If you want to thrive, you need intellectual stimulation. It’s not just the elderly who need to keep their brains active and alert! In this episode, Kitty and I talk about what that means, and what you can do to ensure that you’re spending tim
In 2012, Eden and Denny sold their US businesses and moved to Belize. Then they moved on to Nicaragua. That’s where they discovered the secret that makes their world travels possible (and totally affordable). Housesitting. Housesitting has enab
Yvonne Gerard Can Help A while back, I asked readers what was their biggest obstacle to becoming Anywhereists. The majority were stumbling because they hadn’t yet come up with a big idea for a portable business. If that’s your situation, you’ll
Are you ready to jump from a job to starting a new freelance business? In this episode, Kitty and I talk about making the leap, and the steps you need to succeed as a freelancer. Since we’re both writers, we focus on writing, but these strategi
Jeffrey Kontur is a freelance copywriter who is currently wandering the world in search of warm weather, history, culture and a well-balanced quality of life. I caught up with him in Oregon, where he was relaxing on the porch with the dogs he w
In Episode 17, Kitty and I ask the question, “What kind of meaningful work do you need in order to thrive anywhere?” And is it different from what a cubicle dweller needs? In order to thrive, we all need to feel productive. That translates into
An Interview with Jackie Lange Jackie Lange has lived in four countries, visited 26, and moved 22 times. She knows a lot about relocating — even relocating overseas. Her most recent move was from Texas to Boquete, Panama, and she loves that she
In this episode — aimed squarely at entrepreneurs, freelancers, and bloggers — Kitty and I attempt to answer questions like: What do you do when you re an entrepreneur who has to handle many different tasks? How do you decide what to focus on,
Alison Johnson is the co-founder of Where Can I Live, a company that helps people throughout their journey in moving abroad. Alison has lived in 7 countries across 4 continents and travelled to many more. After a long career in IT investment ba
In the past few episodes we’ve been talking about various aspects of the business you’ll need to support yourself as an Anywhereist. In Episode 7 we talked about how to work from home, specifically how to transition to working from home. In Epi
If you’re concerned that your skills and interests don’t translate easily into the kind of online business we’re used to reading about, this episode is definitely for you! I actually recorded this interview last year, thinking I would write it
Passive income is a great way to earn money while you’re sleeping (or traveling). Having a passive income stream, or two or three, is an excellent way to increase your income, but there are a lot of misconceptions about it. In this episode, we
There’s a way for expats, flexpats, and digital nomads to contain their overseas cost of living while experiencing life the ways the locals live it. It’s called housesitting. Basically, you arrange to stay in someone’s home and care for their p
Cindy Drako enjoys an incredible life because she created the perfect business niche for herself. She figured out, after years of corporate jobs, how to create a business that uses her skills and experience, and that she loves. In order to do t
With 7 episodes behind us at this point, podcast co-hosts Kitty and Susanna thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Today, we’re not going to teach you anything (except maybe by example). And we’re not interviewing any guest
Working from home is a dream for a lot of people. Like anything else, it’s got upsides and downsides. In this episode of The Anywhereist Podcast, we’ll talk about some of the most compelling reasons to work from home. We’ll also discuss some of
There are six things you need in order to truly thrive anywhere in the world. Although I’ll be talking mostly about what you need to do to thrive in a new country, this same information will apply to you even if you’re staying in your home town
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