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Travel Like a Boss

Travel Like a Boss

By Johnny FD
Over 250 interviews with Digital Nomads, Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Expats living the 4-hour workweek!

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Ep 265 - Success in 2021 as an Digital Nomad or Entrepreneur
This is a solo episode where I go through everything that I've learned in this past year, a recap of the best episodes and which ones you must listen to twice. The goals I've achieved and what it takes to be successful in 2021.  I talk about digital nomad events, achieving passive income financial goals, being single again, what a Sigma Male is and why I've become more of an introvert, opting out of society and social hierarchies, travel plans for 2021, why I hate clubhouse, and tips and tricks to be successful yourself.  Topics: 1 Year in Sri Lanka Final Goal 500k in Vanguard $1k from Youtube  1 Year in Sri Lanka Single Again (Sigma Male) Travel Plans Nomad Summit Tbilisi FAQ? 
2021 Plans? Links: Blog - Sponsor: Coupon Code: BOSS20
February 13, 2021
Ep 264 - Tim Leffel (A Better Life for Half the Price, Cheapest Destinations)
Author Tim Leffel, who was recommended in Tim Ferriss' Book "The 4-Hour Workweek" is a resident of Mexico, talks about the second edition of his book A Better Life for Half the Price, out now as an e-book and paperback. Shot in the UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of Guanajuato, it show some local prices and the benefits of moving abroad to a place where you can drastically cut your monthly living expenses. Get the Book here on Amazon:
February 5, 2021
Ep 263 - Mikkel Thorup (Living Aboard as an Expat, 2nd Passport)
Mikkel has spent more than 20 years in continual travel around the world, to over 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran. He's the author of the #1 Best-Selling book Expat Secrets on Amazon. His goal is to help people generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again. Mikkel: Johnny:
January 12, 2021
Ep 262 - Mike Swigunski (85 Countries & Tbilisi, Georgia)
In this episode I interview Mike Swigunski, author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere & Travel Forever. Mike has worked and traveled in over 85+ countries over the past decade and loves writing about remote work and entrepreneurship. He's currently in Tbilisi, Georgia and we talk about his favorite countries to work from as a digital nomad, costs of living, and what he thinks of Georgia compared to the 85+ other countries he's been to. Mike's Book:
December 31, 2020
Ep 261 - Mr. Nomad Numbers (Costs of Living Worldwide + Taiwan Gold Card Visa)
This weeks interview is with Mr. Nomad Numbers where we talk about the Costs of Living Worldwide for digital nomads, what his favorite and least favorite countries have been to live and work in. And we also talk about the Taiwan Gold Card Visa that allows remote workers and business owners an easy way to travel and live in Taiwan and even bring their family.
December 11, 2020
Ep 260 - Mita Carriman (Barbados Welcome Stamp, Playa Del Carmen)
Mita Carriman is a digital nomad from New York. We met in Playa Del Carmen last year at Nomad Summit Cancun and she's been traveling full time for 3 years. She's now living in Barbados as a Digital Nomad.  We talk about the pros and cons of Barbados Welcome Stamp, which is the first Digital Nomad/Remote Worker visa ever sponsored by a country. Take a listen to the episode, it's a great one.  Show Notes:  Guest: Mita Carriman Website:
November 26, 2020
Ep 259 - Will Chope (UFC, MMA, Fighter, Traveler)
Will Chope has traveled the world like a boss. He's found a way to follow his passion, create a dream job, and get paid to fly around the world. Not only is the airfare and hotel paid for, but he also gets to fly home with thousands of dollars and more if he wins.  Johnny and Will catch up for the first time after living next door to each other in bamboo huts back at Phuket Top Team in Thailand.
November 6, 2020
Ep 258 - Charles Ngo (Success Mindset and Staying Productive)
This week's interview is with millionaire affiliate Charles Ngo who has been super successful with online marketing since 2008. We talk about how he stays productive, motivated, and continues to stay ahead of other entrepreneurs without burning out. In this long interview, we dive deep into how Charles started, why he moved to SE Asia as a digital nomad, and why he chose to then move to Miami, Manhattan and now back to Atlanta.
October 26, 2020
Ep 257 - Curtis Fields (Dropshipping, Success, Slow Travel, Minimalism, Family)
In this Episode Curtis and I talk about the future of Slow Travel, our favorite countries for digital nomads including Barcelona vs. Lisbon, Bali vs. Sri Lanka, Ireland and why he hated Morocco. We talk about minimalism, happiness, and success. Curtis started a successful Dropshipping store currently earning over $100,000 a year in profit!
October 16, 2020
Ep 256 - Kevin Martin (30 and a Wake Up)
Kevin Martin went from working in the military to being a lawyer to a full time travel blogger. He now earns over $10,000 a month in profit from his Youtube channel and brand collaborations. We talk about how he grew his audience and is on track to make over six figures ($100,000) a year online while still traveling in 2020!  Kevin is a member of the course where I teach audience building, as well as how to monetize through affiliate offerings.
October 4, 2020
Ep 255 - Shenelle and Shehaan (Travel Videographers and Influencers)
Shenelle Rodrigo and Shehaan Thahir are the ultimate travel couple and have figured out how to get paid to stay in 5 star hotels, travel and earn money doing what they love even with just 5k subscribers on Youtube.  Sheneller's Channel: Sheehan's Channel: Johnny's Channel:
September 13, 2020
Ep 254 - Johannes Voelkner (Future of Digital Nomad Cruises and Conferences)
This week I sit down with digital nomad and founder of the Nomad Cruise to talk about the future of conferences and cruises for digital nomads. We talk about why we both decided to take a financial loss and give 100% refunds for both the Nomad Cruise and the Nomad Summit, and what we plan on doing in the future for our events.
August 21, 2020
Ep 253 - Peter Santenello (Traveler and Youtube Content Creator)
Peter Santenello, originally from San Francisco and featured on episode 225 of Travel Like a Boss previously has been making Youtube videos full time, traveling the world, and being a content creator even during these crazy times. It was fun catching up with Peter after meeting over a year ago in Ukraine. Since then a lot has changed in both our lives, and the world. Take a listen, it's an interesting conversation between two friends who haven't talked much since 2020 started.
July 25, 2020
Ep 252 - Daniel Rose (Internet Marketing Multi-Millionaire)
Daniel Rose is the co-founder and former CEO of Six Pack Shortcuts ( along aside Mike Chang who was on Episode 248 of the podcast. Dan continued to grow and pivot the company using Youtube ads first to the over 40 fitness crowd, then to supplements, all before selling the business to entrepreneur and investor Thomas F. Harter. The exact sale amount is undisclosed but was in the $10M-$100,000M range, leaving Daniel Rose a multi-millionaire from the exit.
July 6, 2020
Ep 251 - Aleona Kazarova (Russia to Denmark to Sri Lanka as a Developer)
Aleona is a digital nomad, born and raised in Russia, but saw the opportunity to move aboard to Denmark go attend University. Since then she has learned English, Danish, and Programming Languages. She now works as an iOS App Developer while traveling as a digital nomad.  This is a fun and inspiring story of someone who took control of her life, learned valuable skills, and how gets to spend her days surfing here in Sri Lanka, traveling and hanging out with friends.
June 24, 2020
Ep 250 - Mike Vestil (Growth and Metamorphosis, as an Entrepreneur)
It's been a long journey these past couple of years since Mike Vestil and I last met in Chiang Mai. In this episode we talk about our journeys as location independent entrepreneurs, and how we have both changed and grown over the years. Mike and I are both digital nomads still, and recorded this in Bali and Sri Lanka.  Take a listen, it's a long episode, and ends up being Mike interviewing me somehow halfway through, but either way, it was a fun chat and there's a lot of valuable takeaways.
June 18, 2020
Ep 249 - Marc and Julie: RV Life as Full Time Digital Nomads
TLAB 249 - RV Life vs. Van Life for Digital Nomads Guest: Marc and Julie Bennett Hit the Road RV Summit: Youtube: Book: Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road,
June 8, 2020
Ep 248 - Mike Chang ($13 Million A Year, Six Pack Shortcuts, Psychedelics and Finding Happiness)
From being the co founder of Six Pack Shortcuts and creating $13,000,000 a Year in Sales to leaving the company to find FLOW and HAPPINESS. We talk about how using psychedelics can show you a glimpse of what is possible, but the downsides of relying on them instead of going to the root cause of stress and unhappiness. This is a really powerful episode that dives deep into why anyone would leave a company doing Thirteen Million dollars a year in sales and 7 figures each year in profit.
May 26, 2020
Ep 247: Debbie Arcangeles - The Off Beat Life
Guest: Debbie Arcangeles Show Notes: From Filipino VA Making $2 an Hour to Lady Boss Entrepreneur - March Brenwall - Anna Faustino - Free Dropshipping Course: More info:
May 16, 2020
Ep 246 - Coping with Quarantine - Why Digital Nomads are Better Prepared
This episode is with Kristin Wilson on the topic of why some digital nomads are coping better during this quarantine than "normal" people.
April 19, 2020
Ep 245 - Part 2 Quarantine: COVID-19 Special
This episode is part 2 of the quarantine special.  Johnny speaks to more different digital nomads from around the world who are stuck aboard during the COVID-19 crisis. and others who continue to live aboard. We hear each of their stories, what the current curfew or quarantine situation is like where they are, and find out if they are still able to work online, work remotely and earn money while locked up. While the unemployment rate around the world is rapidly growing, digital nomads, remote workers, and location independent entrepreneurs may be immune to the economic downturns. Listen to this episode and share it with your friends.  Show Notes: 90 Day Free Trial: Dropshipping Course: Use my link:   Guests:  Claire Summers: Tanya from Germany: Kristin Wilson: And more.    Join the Facebook Group:        
April 13, 2020
Ep 244 - Digital Nomads Quarantined Around the World: COVID-19 Special
This week Johnny speaks to seven different digital nomads from around the world, some of which have moved back home to wait out the COVID-19 crisis, and others who continue to live aboard. We hear each of their stories, what the current curfew or quarantine situation is like where they are, and find out if they are still able to work online, work remotely and earn money while locked up.
April 3, 2020
Ep 243 - Tal Braiman: Backpacker, Freelancer, Remote Worker, Sri Lanka and Coronavirus.
During this episode, Tal shares his career transition from being a backpacker who had carefree travels around the globe to a digital nomad who manages IT support for businesses. He reveals some interesting ideas on how to start your to travel journey, especially for young individuals. Tal inspires us to keep opening the doors of opportunities while reaching for the peak of your dreams.
March 10, 2020
Ep 242 – Kristy and Bryce (Minimalism, Digital Nomads vs. FIRE - Financial Independence Retire Early)
During the episode, Kristy and Bryce give us a better understanding of the benefits of the FIRE movement and the Nomad movement. They share their own experiences and learning while on their nomad journey. They also share a ton of powerful points about becoming financially free and finding true happiness.
February 10, 2020
Ep 241 – Nate Ginsburg ($650k, FBA, $1M Crypto Loss, Saigon, Chiang Mai)
During this episode, Nate shares amazing insights into starting a new business venture abroad, including its foundations, risks, and challenges. He also gives away tips on how to handle hardship in the business industry in order to succeed exceedingly. If you are either starting a business or planning to, this is the episode for you.
January 30, 2020
Ep 240 - Felipe Caceres (Cold in Canada to Earning $11,000 a month in Chiang Mai, Thailand)
During this episode, Felipe shares his exciting journey from living a simple life towards reaching his dreams. He also shares how his perspective on home-based jobs changed, which paved the way for his online career. Listen in and discover the life secret that helped him earn $11,000 a month.
January 14, 2020
Ep 239 – Josh Summers (Traveling Family, Dog, and Kids in Chiang Mai)
On this episode, Josh exhibited his potential to grow in the process of learning. He shared his passion for traveling with his family and the bliss of sharing his view of an underrated place through mass media. On top of that, Josh delivers his ideas about running a business venture abroad and learning from his experience. This episode will suit entrepreneurs seeking social media business while traveling.
December 27, 2019
Ep 238 - Guatemala to Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad
During this episode, Luis Alberto walks us through his journey from Guatemala to Chiang Mai. He reveals some travel tips for people who are planning to visit Chiang Mai, including the authentic destinations to experience and food to enjoy. If your heart is set out to travel, this is a perfect episode for you.
December 19, 2019
Ep 237 - Fighter to Entrepreneur, Muay Thai, MMA, BJJ in Thailand to Living in Los Cabos, Mexico
During the episode, Brandon walks us through his transition from being a fighter to becoming an entrepreneur and how his career as a fighter fueled his drive to start his own business. While searching for competitions, he was able to travel the world and acquire several life lessons. This is an inspiring conversation that will encourage you to learn, move forward, and conquer your life.
December 4, 2019
Ep 236 - Solo Female Traveler, Digital Nomad, Silicon Valley to Chiang Mai
During the episode, Sharon shares her amazing journey from quitting her full-time job to building multiple passive income streams while traveling the world. She reveals some strategies on how to become financially independent and achieve personal freedom, which includes investing in yourself, going through the experience, and surrounding yourself with similar minded people. Join in and get ready to live life on your own terms.
November 26, 2019
Ep 235 - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Is it Safe for Digital Nomads?
During the episode, Sergio and Johnny talk about the pros and cons of staying in Mexico as a digital nomad and how it differs from other nomad destinations in terms of living expenses, transportation, food, language, and safety. They also reveal exciting details about Playa del Carman that will help you plan for your next trip.
November 15, 2019
Ep 234 - Traveling to Networking Conferences: Nomad Summit Cancun and Invest Like a Boss
During the episode, Rainier and Johnny FD talk about their experiences during and after the summit. They share a ton of ideas on how to make the most out of these networking conferences, which include talking with the speakers, connecting with other nomads, and of course, discovering the hidden spots of the city.
October 31, 2019
Ep 233 - Private Jets, Mentors and Millionaire Entrepreneurs
During this episode, Johnny Ban and Johnny FD chat about their extraordinary experiences which include meeting a multi-millionaire mentor and flying on private jets. They talk about how these experiences shaped them into becoming who they are today. Listen to this conversation and learn some insights on how to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship.
September 26, 2019
Ep 232 - Brent and Michael, Married, Digital Nomad Gay Couple
On this episode, Brent and Michael share their experiences as a gay couple in the nomad community. They reveal other people’s consciousness and perception towards the LGBT. After traveling for over 20 years, they have gathered tons of ideas on how to fully enjoy a digital nomad life – and they are here to share those insights with all the listeners!
September 17, 2019
Ep 231 - Over Tourism and the Emerging Destination Awards
On this episode, Nate talks about the rising problem of Over Tourism on popular tourist destinations and some solutions to counter this tourist concern. With the Emerging Destination Awards, he reveals some of the amazing places in the world that are as breathtaking, or even more, as the common tourist destinations we see and hear on the media.
September 6, 2019
Ep 230 - Traveling throughout Medical School, ER Doctor by Day, Adventurer by Night
On this episode, Calvin shares his extraordinary experience in a last-minute trip to Egypt which fueled his passion for travel. He also shares how he was able to manage medical school while traveling a lot. This full-packed episode where he reveals tips and tricks on how to start your travel journey, cut down expenses, and choose the countries to visit.
August 30, 2019
Ep 229 - Digital Nomad Tips, Travel Advice and Q&A
On this special episode, listeners sent in their questions ranging from online business, travel, investments, and even some personal questions. This episode just goes to show that in living that digital nomadic life, it’s not just all about traveling, but also about making the most with what you have, and learning life’s lessons along the way.
August 19, 2019
Ep 228 - Food and Travel Blogger - Foodie Flashpacker
During this episode, Nathan will share what it takes to be a successful food and travel blogger. Find out how to start your own blog, earn money, and get sponsorships. Listen for fun travel adventures and experiences around Eastern Europe.
August 9, 2019
Ep 227 - Traveling With Sam Marks, Experienced Digital Nomad
During this episode, Sam and Johnny FD will talk about traveling the world for the past decade as a digital nomad. They’ll discuss important courtesy standards and social norms to use when traveling to new countries. Expect to hear their views on over-tourism and gentrification in cities around the world.
July 24, 2019
Ep 226 - Vilnius Lithuania, The Baltics and Reselling Digital Products and Video Games!
Aidas Rasimas is a native to Lithuania, a traveler, and digital entrepreneur. During this episode, Aidas will share how he transitioned into a location independent lifestyle and built up a great living by selling video games online. Learn his selling strategy and method including a where he finds his games. You’ll also hear about unique travel experiences in Lithuania, Ukraine and other Baltic states. With plenty of fun stories and many traveling tips, you’ll enjoy this episode.
July 17, 2019
Ep 225 - Travel Ukraine to Iran, Offline Business & Documentaries with Peter Santenello
During this episode, Peter will talk about the real, raw, and authentic side of countries like Ukraine and Iran. Learn to look at the world differently, remove your fear, and explore out of your comfort zone. Find out how Peter travels the world while managing multiple US businesses from overseas including his passion project-oriented YouTube channel.
June 28, 2019
Ep 224 - Vipassana - 10 Day Silent Meditation - Lessons Learned
During this episode, Alexandra and Johnny FD will share their lessons learned during Vipassana, a 10 Day Silent Meditation. Understand the benefits of silent meditation, mental and physical preparations, daily routines, and unique eating rituals. You’ll even hear about how they broke many of the mandatory rules. Listen to the end to find out if this retreat is right for you!
June 20, 2019
Ep 223 - Teacher in Korea to $30k a Month Dropshipping Success
During this episode, Josh will share how he went from $7,000 in debt to earning $30,000+ a month with his dropshipping store. Learn to start your own store, scale-up, and overcome some of the most common obstacles. Find out why he ended up selling his store and what his plans are next!
May 22, 2019
Ep 222 - Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Nomad Cruise Updates!
Johnny FD will share the best and worst of his Nomad Cruise experience so that you can better plan for your adventure. Listen for travel tips and tricks learned during his travels to Gran Canaria, and Lisbon. Find out his future travel plans and why he chose to live in Ukraine for the summer. Expect to hear from Sam Marks, co-host of Invest Like a Boss, on keeping your living expenses low while increasing your net worth!
April 29, 2019
Ep 221 - Fashion Blogger to Digital Nomad Success
During this episode, Louise will share how she makes $10,000 per month on Udemy courses. You’ll learn to get started and create unique content without any technical skills. Listen to the end for the pros and cons of other platforms like SkillShare and find out some keyword ranking tips.
April 14, 2019
Ep 220 - Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico for Digital Nomads
Julie Clark is the founder of Capa Talent, a company that provides flexible recruiting solutions for companies looking to hire talent quickly. She enjoys traveling the world and especially loves Spain! During this episode, Julie will share all the beautiful benefits to relocating to Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico as a digital nomad. Find out how to obtain the proper visa for living in Gran Canaria long term. Explore all the different parts of the island including why you must attend the carnival.
April 3, 2019
Ep 219 - Russian Digital Nomads in Sri Lanka, Coliving and Seasonal Business
During this episode, Nikita and Anastasia will share how they created a global community with digital nomads. Find out the ways this platform can benefit you to better live, work and relax with others. Learn behind the scenes insight like how they promote a new project, structure the framework, manage multiple locations, and find work during the low season.
March 25, 2019
Ep 218 - Monkey Abroad with 125,000 Youtube Subscribers
During this episode, Kevin will share how he found the balance of being present in his travel while vlogging his passion. You’ll learn how to monetize your YouTube channel including the importance of finding your niche. Find out if vlogging everyday verse once a week is best for your brand. Listen to the end to hear how you can stay in shape while traveling all year around.
March 15, 2019
Ep 217 - Language Mentor, Polyglot, TED Speaker, Lydia Machová
During this episode, Lýdia will share those pillars and how you can put together your own combination of methods and resources that suits you best. Learn some tips for first-time learners and find out the most useful languages for travelers. Listen to the end to hear how Lýdia runs her business while traveling including insight into her successful course creation and implication model.
February 25, 2019
Ep 216 - EU Taxes, Insurance and Estonia E-Residency
During this episode, you will learn how to qualify for the biggest tax break as a European and US resident. Find out the perfect health insurance for long term and short term digital nomads. Listen to the end for everything you need to know about the Estonian E-residency program.
February 14, 2019
Ep 215 - £15,000 in Debt to Creative Digital Nomad Illustrator
During this episode, Molly will share how she brought herself out of £15,000 debt to working as a freelance creative digital nomad illustrator who travels around the world. Learn to become a digital nomad, improve your skill set, and ways to grow your business locally and globally. Find out number one problem for new digital nomads and how to live your ideal life!
February 5, 2019
Ep 214 - Airbnb Rentals and Teaching Online in Chiang Mai
During this episode, Bob will share how he was able to obtain quick success with his online teaching and Airbnb rentals. Find out how he legally rents out units and ways you can start your own listing with a very low cost. Listen to some of the terrible booking stories and compares other platforms like Tripadvisor, Agoda, and Listen to the end to see how Bob keeps this process sort of a hands-off operation.
January 15, 2019
Bonus Episode - 2019 Nomad Summit FAQ - The Digital Nomad Conference
This is the FAQ for the upcoming 2019 Nomad Summit, the conference for Digital Nomads, Location Independent Entrepreneurs and those who travel the world while being their own boss! Get tickets and more info at: RSVP on the Facebook Event at: Join the Chiang Mai Digital Nomads Facebook Group: Hope to see you in Thailand this year or next!     
December 26, 2018
Ep 213 - World's Best Places to Dive and Scuba Diving Liveaboards
Johnny FD, Andrew Lee, Katy, and Anke Westerlaken are experiencing a Blue Voyager Liveaboard in the Maldives. They’ll share some of the worlds best places to scuba dive including their liveaboard experiences. During this episode, you will hear about the incredible adventures under the sea. Learn about some of the major benefits of Liveaboards and dive sights you must completely avoid. Find out how dangerous it really is to dive with sharks and the harm we are doing to our oceans.
December 21, 2018
Ep 212 - Surfer to Online Business, Passions vs. Reality
During this episode, Chapin will share how was able to take his passion of surfing to an online business. You’ll be inspired to find a passion for something that you already can do and develop your skills further. Learn how to invest in your future as a long-term digital nomad plus balance your family and friends while you grow. Find out where some of the best surf in the world is and a small thing that you could do to help save the ocean.
December 11, 2018
Ep 211 - Freelancer to Passive Income with Online Courses
During this episode, Sean will share how he Incorporated sponsorships and courses into his business since his last appearance on the podcast. He will talk about ways to improve your Instagram page in order to drive business to your brand. Expect to hear the strategies that led Sean to generate up to $7,000 a month through SkillShare online courses. Johnny FD and Sean will also compare the SkillShare platform to Udemy and YouTube plus conversation about the coffee culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
November 19, 2018
Ep 210 - Dropshipping Mum from Australia (Mother of 3 Business Owner)
During this episode. Caria will share the ups and downs of creating a successful drop store. You’ll hear about everything from her first sale to her now helping others to win. Learn how she overcame those who haven’t supported her and how her family reacted to her commitment. Expect to also hear a bit about the exciting activities they’ve been doing while in Bali!
November 8, 2018
Ep 209 - 711 Employee, Truck Driver, from India to Australian Entrepreneur
Amrit Atwals journey on how he went from a $10 an hour employee to a 6 figure Australian drop shipper will inspire you! During this episode, you will hear about all the difficult times Amrit faced when starting up his dropship store. You’ll learn how he overcame all his issues and what drove him to keep trying. Listen to the end to hear a few of his secrets and strategies that keep him different from the rest.
November 2, 2018
Ep 208 - Dropshipping Partnership and the $44,000 Store Sale!
This episode is a fun and entertaining conversation about the dropshipping business and its fundamentals. Sebastian shares his experiences in the business and some tips on how to be successful in this trade. He also s