Episodes

August 09, 2022

Flash Sale + Loneliness Living in SE Asia (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of Kristin's conversation with Giang Cao, which left off last week while chatting about relationships and loneliness in Southeast Asia and as a long-term traveler.

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August 02, 2022

Being a Digital Nomad in Southeast Asia With Giang Cao From Vietnam

(UPDATED 8/8/22) How a graphic designer from Vietnam tripled her income by quitting her job to become a freelancer. Location-independent solo traveler Giang Cao sheds light on what life is like as a digital nomad in Southeast Asia and how she illustrates the good, bad, and funny in her comic strip, Very Nomad Problems.

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July 26, 2022

Traveling the United States in an RV as a Freelancing Family With Two Kids

Living in an RV with his wife and two kids, Michael Boyink has been traveling around the United States for the past 10 years as a freelancer. How has he supported his lifestyle for so long? Listen in as Kristin talks with Michael about working independently as a freelancer, raising a family on the road, and how to truly thrive while living long-term in an RV.

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July 20, 2022

Planning Your Travel Itinerary and Getting Free Travel Using Credit Card Points

What are the best credit cards for travel? Is it worth signing up for all those airline loyalty programs? Find out how to get tens of thousands of dollars in free travel each year using American Express, Marriott, Delta, and other travel and platinum credit cards.

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July 12, 2022

Sailing the World as a Financial Trader and Family Man With Author Patrick Schulte

Hear how a financial trader from the US Midwest and his wife taught themselves to sail and RV the world with their kids. Kristin and guest, Patrick, banter about travel insurance, the cost and quality of medical care in Mexico, having kids abroad,...

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July 05, 2022

How To Change Careers and Find Community Anywhere in the World With Patrick Farrell

If you've ever wanted to pivot in your career or work for yourself but were unsure about making a change in your life, this episode is for you. Kristin talks with her friend and fellow digital nomad, Patrick Farrell, about how he reinvented himself...

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June 29, 2022

International Travel, Medical, and Health Insurance Explained

What type of travel insurance should you get? Kristin explains the different types of trip insurance, what's covered, prices, and more. You get an overview of travel insurance options, credit card insurance, and learn the benefits of buying an insurance policy in advance. She also offers options for supplemental insurance to protect your technology equipment and how to get extra coverage for adventure travel and action sports. At the end of this episode, she compares and contrasts international versus local health insurance plans.

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June 21, 2022

10 Tips for Writing Your First Book

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Kristin provides ten tips, insights, and reflections gained from writing her first book. She also discusses self-publishing versus traditional publishing and provides helpful resources for writing your first book.

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June 14, 2022

What To Do With Your Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

How can you use your phone in another country? What is the best way to make phone calls when abroad? Kristin answers listener questions about what to do with your cell phone when traveling. Plus, she answers questions about travel insurance and showing proof of return travel when traveling on a one-way ticket.

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June 07, 2022

Traveling the World as a Surf Photographer with Jimmy Wilson

Kristin's brother, Jimmy, shares how he created a flexible, untraditional lifestyle that allows him to work from home, co-parent his daughter, and travel the world as a surf photographer.

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May 17, 2022

Costa Rica Cost of Living for Foreigners and Expats

Find out what the cost of living is in Costa Rica and categories of expenses to include in your living abroad budget.  In this episode, Kristin details her exact cost of living in Costa Rica and shares what other foreigners are spending to live there (singles, couples, and families).

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May 10, 2022

Living in Spain as an Expat or Digital Nomad With Chase Warrington, Host of the About Abroad Podcast

What is it like to live long-term in Spain and how do you do it? Join Kristin in her first interview of 2022 as she speaks with Chase Warrington about working remotely as a nomad and living in Spain long-term.

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May 03, 2022

The Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

If you're considering traveling or moving to Costa Rica someday, this episode is for you. Kristin shares details about her brand new Living Abroad in Costa Rica guide, plus ten of her favorite places to live in the country.

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April 26, 2022

What Can I Help You With?

Kristin wants to hear from you! Let her know what you're struggling with and what you want to hear more of in the podcast. Bonus: Respond by May 3, 2022 and register to win a free consultation with Kristin!

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April 19, 2022

Why I Quit YouTube (and Overcoming Fear)

Kristin speaks on a variety of topics, including why she quit YouTube (and when she’ll be back), the situation in Ukraine, and how to overcome fear and burnout in life.

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April 12, 2022

Is It Possible To Fully Integrate With a Foreign Culture?

Do you ever really fit in with the locals in a foreign country? Kristin explores the answer to this question through the fascinating story of a famous chef who moved to Japan (and what happened next). Note: This episode includes some profanity.

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April 05, 2022

The Best Way To Learn a Foreign Language (Fast)

Want to learn a new language and fit in with foreign cultures? Kristin shares how she learned Spanish in one month and how you can become fluent in another language - fast. Plus, her tips on living with locals abroad and how to learn a language from home (if you can't travel yet).

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March 29, 2022

Living in Hungary for Two Years With the Hungarian White Card

Should you move to Hungary? In the 150th Episode Anniversary of Badass Digital Nomads, 🎉 🍾 Kristin breaks down what you need to know about the Hungarian White Card long-stay visa permit for digital nomads, remote workers, retirees, and investors. She explains the cost, application requirements, time for approval, and more.

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March 22, 2022

My Reflections on Two Years Since the Coronavirus Lockdowns (Surreal)

It's been two years since Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. Kristin reflects on what she's learned during this challenging and crazy time. She also explains how it's changed her outlook and deepened her understanding of the world - despite not having left home.

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March 15, 2022

Should You Apply for Romania’s Digital Nomad Visa?

Is the Romanian Digital Nomad Visa worth applying for? Kristin breaks it down for you in this Digital Nomad Visa deep dive!  Plus, get access to the new Digital Nomad Visa Database for a limited time at only $27 at https://www.digitalnomadbootcamp.com/digital-nomad-visa-database/

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March 01, 2022

My Thoughts on the War in Ukraine and How To Help

Kristin reflects on the war in Ukraine, how travel helps you learn more about history, and how to use a global crisis as motivation to help change your life and the world for the better.

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February 23, 2022

How To Become a Digital Nomad for Dummies

Digital Nomads for Dummies is NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order! Get a sneak preview of Kristin's first book, Digital Nomads for Dummies, and how to pre-order.

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February 16, 2022

Dating as a Digital Nomad - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dating as a Digital Nomad - let's talk about it. Is dating as a digital nomad harder or easier? What are the pros and cons of dating while traveling? Kristin gets candid about her experiences dating as a digital nomad, providing stories, anecdotes, and tips for finding love and relationships anywhere in the world.

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February 09, 2022

How to Find a Co-Working Space Anywhere in the World

Struggling with a distracting workspace at home? Need a change of environment to inspire your creativity and productivity? Listen in to learn how to be more productive working in co-working spaces or working remotely from home. Kristin also shares her strategy for writing her book, Digital Nomads for Dummies, from a local co-working space. Plus, you’ll learn how to find a co-working space anywhere in the world!

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