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In a time and place where you can work from anywhere, two ladies in their mid-to-late 27's have decided to — and they're calling it Workationing. 12 months, 12 countries, 12 professional and personal goals, and countless adventures. Is this a huge mistake or are they about to have the time of their lives? This is the Workationing Podcast.
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The Gringas fill Kari’s bathtub with ice and then sit in it for six minutes each, while Kristin Weitzel of Warrior Woman Mode talks them through it. Can the ladies channel their inner Wim Hof and make it through gracefully, or do they splash like biohacking bitches? Warrior Woman Mode: warriorwomanmode.com The Yarlap (use coupon code Workationing t…
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Coronavirus has us all thinking of ways we can optimize our bodies for peak performance – that is, unless you’re Kristin Weitzel of Warrior Woman Mode. Kristin’s been in this shit since ‘92 (as Biggie would say), and she’s here to walk us through the biohacking options – even if we’re stuck at home. The ladies talk about everything from Blue Cannat…
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Kari and Ashley are comin’ in hot from quarantine, and discuss in detail their experiences leaving India during the COVID-19 crisis – as well as what happened to their friends who came on Workation (one ends up under police lockdown, the other is still stranded in India a month later).The financial implications of COVID-19 have already hit the ladi…
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Kari and Ashley hit three continents in three weeks, starting with the US for a work trip and Belgium for their friend Steve’s 40th birthday party. Ashley wins an orgasm faking contest, and Kari signs a major new PR client for The Content Factory. The next stop: Goa, India for the Holi festival. The Noname Guesthouse in Arambol sponsored the lady’s…
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Workationing has a new Gringa! Ashley Osmond is introduced to the podcast audience as the new co-host. She comes in hot with stories of her appearance as “Kate” on The Celebrity Apprentice and her high-profile family (she’s related to Donny and Marie Osmond). Kari met Ashley at a friend’s houseboat party in Amsterdam about a year ago, and the ladie…
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The Gringas are back, with an epic catch up and big news. Kelly’s coming in hot from Gainesville, Florida – the home of Tom Petty – with some massive career and life changes. She also found love in Cleveland! Kari’s in Antalya, Turkey and about to hit a mystery location that will be included in the next podcast episode. In this episode the ladies e…
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Despite making Amsterdam their home base for 2018, the Gringas have still been making lots of time to travel! Amsterdam is a great hub for traveling in Europe, and the ladies made it a point this year to take full advantage of that fact. From Turkey to Paris to popping to another country for lunch, Kari and Kelly have been up to a lot over the past…
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The Gringas are back, and have knocked another two items off of their bucket lists: flying a plane and surviving the zombie apocalypse. Kari’s boyfriend Nico is introduced, Kelly’s brother comes to visit and they all go up (and scarily down) at the Rotterdam Flight Club. Next the ladies suit up at one of Europe’s biggest virtual reality experiences…
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This is a tough one for Kari and Kelly. They recently lost a dear internet friend, Jodi Cullen, at the age of 40 to breast cancer. Jodi was a digital nomad and a bright light who inspired so many people in her too-short life. This episode is dedicated to her memory.Jodi’s death has the ladies thinking about how to live without regrets. Taking risks…
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As fans of the Workationing podcast already know, Kari and Kelly huge advocates of the digital nomad lifestyle. The ladies have used their ability to work remotely to travel the world, knock countless items off their bucket lists, and generally live a more intentional and fulfilling life. However, being location independent isn’t all sunshine, rain…
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It’s been a long road, but in the last year and a half your gringas have lost — we shit you not — almost 140 pounds. And Kelly has lost over 100 of that on her own. Both Kari and Kelly are loving this new healthier version of themselves and are proud of everything that they’ve accomplished, however, as they reflect back on the process it’s definite…
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After the releasing the Relationing Thrillogy, Kari and Kelly got TONS of letters from listeners who wanted to weigh in with their thoughts as well — and they decided to read some of their faves out loud. The ladies heard from a listener who has been on 93 Tinder first dates (the gringas were shook), a listener who is exploring polyamory as solopol…
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In the final chapter of the Relationshit trilogy, Kari and Kelly talk about when to walk away from a relationship...and when to run away screaming. When you’re a person of a certain age, should you settle at some point? When do you know when it’s time to hit the “tap out” button, whether that means staying or going? If you don’t have a shared visio…
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In Part II of the relationshit series, Kari and Kelly talk about dating in the digital era...starting with the decision to try online dating in the first place. Kari admits to her shocking history of internet dating (she’s a real O.G. on that front), and the ladies talk about Tinder strategies, first date escape plans and seeing your ex and his new…
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The ladies are finally making good on their promise to talk about relationshit, and in this ep they cover all aspects of dating in your 30s (and beyond). Everything is on the table, incuding exes and sexes, financial differences, dating with (or actively without) kids, sexual compatibility, age gaps and the “what if” relationships that failed along…
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Kari and Kelly have been working hard to launch their new training program for aspiring digital nomads. Along the way they’ve been having lots of discussions with people about the mental blocks that keep them from moving forward toward their goals, and they’re beginning to notice a pattern. From getting stuck in bad habits to grappling with imposte…
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In the Giant Catch-Up, Part 2 the ladies dig into how they caught a major case of the winter blues. Business is booming, which required travel to San Diego and Edinburgh, Scotland...where the ladies holed up in their AirBnb and binge-watched Outlander. Both Kari and Kelly experience breakups, and faceplant off of the keto diet and into gaining a we…
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Life can come at you fast, and the ladies have been busy with business, expatting to Amsterdam, conferences and travel. In this episode, Kari and Kelly catch you up on what they’ve been up to. There’s some Catskills cabin action (thanks, Jackson!), a long road trip (for Kelly), Kari heads to Cape Town to cage dive with sharks and taste wine in Sout…
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As usual, the gringas are actively recruiting for the International Girl Squad, and in this episode Kelly is talking to writer and fellow digital nomad, Suzannah Weiss. Suzannah is a contributing editor for Complex and Teen Vogue, and her writing has been featured everywhere from Glamour to Vice to The Washington Post. Suzannah’s writing has taken …
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In this episode, things get weird. Kari throws a surprise party that fails on multiple levels, Kelly goes on a date with an emotional con artist, and the ladies talk about their upcoming return to the United States. It looks like Workationing is going to become a real business, and the ladies are considering incorporating...in the Netherlands. Two …
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After a short hiatus to catch up on new business, Kari and Kelly are back – and have quite a few stories to share from the 2.5 months they’ve been in Amsterdam. Kari goes to Paris and Barcelona with the guy she’s been seeing, and the ladies knock out two bucket list items: seeing a sex show and captaining a boat through the canals. The Gringas get …
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Kari and Kelly are settling into their new digs in Amsterdam, and loving life on the canals. However, the culture shock factor is more than they bargained for. It turns out that even outside of Latin America, your girls still feel very much like gringas After finally figuring out that the extremely fancy spot two doors down is actually a gym, Kari …
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After leaving Prague early, the ladies are posting up in Amsterdam for at least two months...assuming they ever get into their new apartment. Pro travel tip: if you’re going to be digital nomad-ing, look for rental agencies that cater to expats. You’re going to save 50% on monthly Airbnb rental fees this way. The ladies get to find out how European…
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Kari and Kelly are finally getting to their European leg of Workationing – and they’re kicking it off in Prague (or actually, the hellish airport in Frankfurt, Germany). After missing their connecting flight and getting to spend an extra 8 hours touring the airport lounges in Frankfurt, the ladies arrive at their Airbnb in Prague, Czech Republic. A…
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Kelly and Kari have arrived in Prague, and now that they’ve had some time to reflect on their experiences at FreedomFest (and the experience of others – they received dozens of messages from other women in libertarianism outlining similar experiences with misogyny). Ultimately, Kari decides that she can no longer be part of a movement that tolerate…
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Kari and Kelly are in Las Vegas for the FreedomFest conference, which apparently draws quite the male chauvinist crowd. The ladies detail their experiences at the conference – both Kari and Kelly were approached by different men at the conference, who asked the ladies to prostitute themselves. One man is the president of a libertarian think tank (h…
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Kari and Kelly are back from hiatus and coming in hot from the Paris hotel and resort in Las Vegas – they're in town for FreedomFest, a libertarian conference. In this episode, the ladies talk about about two bucket list items they crossed off on the way there: road tripping from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and burying their dear friend Dom in the de…
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In a time and place when you can lose weight from anywhere, two ladies in their mid-to-late 27s have decided to – and so far, Kelly and Kari have lost over 100 pounds this year (combined). The ladies have received many emails about their weight loss journey, and in this episode they talk about how they managed to lose the weight equivalent of a chu…
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It’s been a year since Kari and Kelly decided to embark on the adventure that became Workationing, and six months since they’ve been on the road. It’s been quite a trip so far, and now that the ladies have been “out here” on the road for a while, they’re wondering why it took so long to make the jump. In the beginning, it seemed like all of the bar…
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Kari and Kelly have successfully escaped from Acapulco, and are in San Diego, California breathing the sweet air of American freedom. They left a few days earlier than planned, but it wasn’t soon enough. Several mistakes were made in the planning process of this leg of the Workationing adventure – chiefly, the ladies never should’ve landed in Acapu…
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The ladies HATE Acapulco, and can’t wait to get out. June was the deadliest month in Acapulco’s history, with 2,234 murders – it’s very murdery out here, and the Gringas are ready to leave. Aside from all the killing that goes on courtesy of the cartel activity in the area, there are other problems. Gabriela the Airbnb host has turned into a Code R…
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Santiago is back in town (check out the Medellín episodes to get the full story on this character), and he came just in time to see Kari and Kelly through some sort of crazy food poisoning flu situation. Kelly finally Googles Acapulco, which – turns out – is the most dangerous city in Mexico, and has been since 2012. The ladies talk about some of t…
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The ladies are having a hell of a time in Acapulco, and not in the good way. To escape from their Airbnb compound for a couple of days, they decided to hit up the local hotspot all of the cab drivers keep telling them about: The Los Flamingos Resort, which was once owned by John Wayne. The entire hotel is pink, kitschy and everything Kari’s ever dr…
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The ladies have gone from Montreal to Boston to live tweet from the Pride parade (work is tough sometimes), and have now settled into their Airbnb in Acapulco. How’d they find this place? It starts with Kiwi.com, the Flo Rida music video for Whistle and a $177 one-way flight – and ends with some killer views and regrets. Acapulco is hot AF, and the…
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This one is mostly for the ladies, but guys, there’s lots for you to learn here, too. On this episode Kari and Kelly are talking about some of the harsh truths that they’ve come across while doing this whole intentional living thing. One of the harshest of these truths is that what you look like actually does matter — and not just in some abstract …
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Kari and Kelly have known about Bitcoin since the early days...one got in, the other is hodling on to some bithurt. In this episode, the ladies talk about their histories with cryptocurrencies and the insane amount of regret they – and other people they know – have about not buying in soon enough (or not hodling on long enough). Don’t know what hod…
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The most powerful force in the world is habit, and the ladies are creating some new ones for themselves. One of these habits is clocking 10,000 steps on their FitBits each day, which leaves a lot of time for talking. Specifically, talking about escaping. The Escape Room activity during Kelly’s birthday got the ladies thinking about ways in which th…
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Operation: Make Kelly Cry was a smashing success, and Kelly had one of the best 27th birthdays she’s ever had. To celebrate another year of being 27, the ladies had a bucket list weekend: two items crossed off of their bucket lists in two days. The first bucket list item was escaping the zombie apocalypse at A/MAZE Montreal, a big warehouse that fe…
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Kari has her car back for this leg of Workationing, and the ladies made it through Vermont, across the Canadian border and into their Airbnb in the Pointe St. Charles area of Montreal. Approximately a third of the way through the gentrification process, this neighborhood is about as diverse as they come. Plus, Jock is in town – the Gringas first me…
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If there’s one thing Kelly and Kari love, it’s being on a diet – and in Montreal, Canada they’ve decided to get serious about it. Since Workationing started, Kelly is down 50 pounds and Kari’s knocked off 15 – but there’s still a little ways to go before they reach their goal weight. The Gringas are thoroughly enjoying dieting delicacies like raw c…
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It’s Kari’s birthday, and the ladies are spending the time at the world famous Indian Head Resort in beautiful Lincoln, New Hampshire. Kari often says that it’s entirely possible that she’s going to travel the world looking for the perfect place to live, only to end up back in Lincoln. Kari is VERY excited to tell the listeners about Lincoln. Linco…
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Kari and Kelly are in Manchester, New Hampshire for the next week – and they’re sharing a large house with five other adults, like a grown-ass version of The Real World. What happens when seven people share a space on an ongoing basis? Is it amazing, or a recipe for disaster? The ladies talk about their experiences, how much coliving rentals cost i…
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Intentional living has been a primary focus for Kari and Kelly throughout the whole Workationing process – dating back to the very beginning, when they first decided to become digital nomads in the first place. In this episode, the ladies talk about the 5 Ws of living intentionally (which they stole from a journalism club in high school). Who is yo…
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The Gringas have learned from their mistake in Medellín, and so they decided to front-load their bucket list item for this leg of Workationing: floating in an isolation tank. What’s it like to float in a black box filled with 93.5º water and 850 pounds of Epsom salt? They’ve always wanted to find out, and they tried it...for the full 90 minutes. So…
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After Medellín, the ladies have questions about drug policy and its impact on Colombia – and they’ve found a man with answers. Matt Simon is the New England Political Director and Policy Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, and he came to visit the Gringas for a week in Medellín. In this interview, Kari and Kelly ask Matt about drug policy in …
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Coming in hot from a long layover at the Fort Lauderdale Delta Sky Club lounge, the ladies are so relieved to be out of Medellín they’ve decided to refocus on their bucket lists. When you start living more intentionally, you find more time to handle the important things – like crossing items off of your bucket list. But before you can do that, you’…
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The Gringas made a few mistakes in Medellín, starting before they even arrived. Turns out, the strategies you use to pick a sweet Airbnb in the U.S. are NOT the same that you want to use in Colombia. Kelly and Kari give tips on how to avoid ending up in a filing cabinet full of sex tourists. The ladies also talk about confirmation bias in research,…
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Four months after launching the podcast, Kelly and Kari have some questions for listeners of The Workationing Podcast. To follow along in real time, see video/pics of the process, get Workationing tips and travel hacks, check out www.workationing.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/workationing And Twitter: www.twitter.com/workationing…
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