How I created my own study abroad program in college then my own job after grad school. Living in Costa Rica on $1,000 per month. Pros and cons to destinations in Greece like Athens and Santorini. Go behind the scenes with this episode of Travel Like a Boss Podcast with expert digital nomad Johnny FD! (Timestamps below)
Where the hell is Bansko, Bulgaria? https://goo.gl/maps/Kh7zj4ZH6FP2
1:50 – How Kristin and Johnny met
4:15 – Kristin’s backstory — and how she got started as a ‘nomad’
6:02 – How she spent less money living abroad than in her dorm
7:21 – How the cost of living in a cheaper country tempts you to stay
9:08 – Kristin’s brother — the nomad photographer
12:11 – The way Kristin created her travel case for an exchange study in Australia
13:59 – Moving to Costa Rica for a job — and why I turned out the jobs in the US
15:40 – Costa Rica’s lifestyle in dollar terms17:14 – Expenses while living in Costa Rica
20:18 – Kristin’s approach to hiring & paying an employee
22:49 – Online dating profiles and CVs — how to read the signs
25:15 – Leaving the real estate business — and the online poker shutdown of 2011
28:25 – How Kristin came up with the idea for Poker Refugees
31:08 – Using the experience of past struggles to better assist new customers
34:21 – Let’s talk about Greece!
37:27 – Reading about crime rates about a place can sometimes be misleading once you are there
41:25 – Robberies can happen — even at a Whole Foods in Vancouver!
44:36 – Countries that allow Uber are good countries, especially for tourists
47:54 – Greece isn’t just about Athens and the islands
49:50 – Shady SIM Card and fruit stand sellers in Greece
51:40 – Despite the shady sellers, the low cost of Athens is tempting
53:11 – Kristin’s take on Santorini
56:25 – Why we came to Bansko, Bulgaria to work remotely
58:10 – Bulgaria has some of the fastest & cheapest internet in the world
1:00:20 – Wrap-up
Kristin Wilson is the owner and founder of Poker Refugees which is dedicated to bringing you to your next poker home. After learning the term “digital nomad”, she began to discover that she is exactly how the term defines. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in International Business and took post-graduate studies in business administration. And from there, she embarked on a nomadic journey when she got offered a job in Costa Rica.
This is a fun episode about Kristin’s travel stories which unwraps her experiences in different countries while embracing the nomad life. She shares her pursuit in creating a job that would give you no excuses of choosing a career. She also gives her personal comments about Costa Rica and Greece including the cost of living, transportation, internet connection, and security. Be inspired by her amazing journey!
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About: Kristin is a long-term digital nomad and expat relocation expert who has traveled to 60 countries over the last 17 years. She has helped 1,000’s of people move and live abroad and is now sharing her adventures and tips on YouTube and Twitch regularly!
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