Amy Scott

How to be Location Independent — Doing What You Want Anywhere You Want: Amy Scott Deconstructs the Nomadic Life

If you are interested in traveling the world in a way that actually works, then Amy is the go-to person to answer your questions, and we dive deep into that in this episode.

Amy started her career as an editor at a travel publishing company in the San Francisco Bay Area before quitting to travel the world. She then founded “Nomad Editorial” to support herself financially while doing so — and next the “Nomadtopia Collective,” an online community to support others who are living or creating a location-independent lifestyle, and she hosts the podcast “Nomadtopia Radio.”

In this episode we go wide and far with all the tools, websites, books, bloggers and inspiration you need if you are interested in ways to travel in a sustainable and enjoyable way.

How does one deal with contracts across borders? Does one keep a US-based bank account? How does one handle medical and dental needs, prescriptions? What about healthcare insurance? Big, big surprise with that one!

How does it work with different laws if you work freelance for someone in the country you are living in? How do taxes work? Does one keep a US mailing address or PO Box? How about mail? Credit card companies, bills…?

What are the best living arrangements and what are the pros and cons to them? How do you get a lease? Does it get lonely? Does it get scary? Does it get risky?

What are the essentials to travel with? Is nomadic travel simplifying or complicating? What are the downsides/problematic things of being nomadic?

We cover it all and then some in this information packed episode. Amy is amazing and living her life in full and provides us with the tools we need to do as well while traveling the world.

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