Dec. 15, 2021

How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places

How To Live Like a Local Anywhere in the World With Brent and Michael Are Going Places

How can you adapt to a foreign culture when you don’t even speak the language? Travel writers and authors, Brent Hartinger and Michael Jensen, share their best advice for living like a local abroad (even as “gringos”).


How can you adapt to a foreign culture when you don’t even speak the language? Travel writers and authors, Brent Hartinger and Michael Jensen, share their best advice for living like a local abroad (even as “gringos”).

They share unforgettable stories from four years of full-time travel, disclosing candid details about what they like and don’t like about different places, what they appreciate the most, how they save money, and how they cope as “weird foreigners” in countries like Turkey.

In Part 2 of their interview next week, they share everything they know about medical tourism and tips for navigating healthcare and travel insurance in foreign countries. Plus, their favorite foodie destinations and how they make money while traveling the globe. (You don’t want to miss that one!) 

EPISODE 137 TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • How Brent and Michael have changed and what they’ve learned from 4 years as digital nomads.
  • How to meet people, make friends, and communicate in foreign countries with language barriers.
  • Life as expats in Istanbul, Turkey: Cost of living, the food and coffee culture, & how to find rentals.
  • Staying safe while traveling as a gay couple & The reality of being LGBTQ+ in Turkey.

Coming next week:

  • Medical tourism: Comparing healthcare around the world to American healthcare.
  • The mindset vs. reality of slow travel and planning trips in advance.
  • Over-tourism & how to find less touristy travel destinations.
  • Kristin’s top bucket list travel destinations. 

RESOURCES

Healthcare and Banking:

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

SafetyWing Global Health Insurance

Online Bank Account

Books:

Podcasts:

Digital Nomads:

Travel Health Insurance:

Brent & Michael’s Favorite Places:

 

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Brent Hartinger

Author, Screen Writer, and World Traveler

Brent Hartinger is a full-time writer, digital nomad, and the co-founder of Brent and Michael are Going Places. Brent has written fourteen novels and had ten screenplays optioned, two of which were turned into full-length feature films!

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Michael Jensen

Author, Editor, and Digital Nomad

Michale Jensen is an author and editor. His novels include Man & Beast and Man & Monster, part of The Savage Land, a series of historical fiction that combines gay romance, supernatural, and horror. For eight years, Michael was the editor of the entertainment website AfterElton.com, which he co-founded with Brent Hartinger. The site, devoted to covering gay and bisexual men in popular culture, eventually grew to more than a million unique visitors a month, won several GLAAD Media Awards, and was later sold to Viacom/MTV.