Travel Like a Boss
By Johnny FD
Travel Like a BossJun 26, 2023
Ep 276 - Digital Nomad Life in Ukraine vs. Thailand
Ep 275 - Muay Thai and MMA Dreams in Thailand (Will "the kill" Chope)
I met and trained with Will "the kill" Chope in 2011 at Phuket Top Team, since then he's fought professionally around the world, including for the UFC. We reminisce about our times living in Phuket, talk about prices and how inflation has affected Thailand since, and what it would take for a young wanna be fight pro to get started today.
Will Chope: instagram.com/asiawillthekill
Johnny FD: instagram.com/johnnyfdj
Ep 274 - The Ukrainians (Pavlo, Slava, and Bogdan)
In this episode, I interview three Ukrainian guys currently living in a city south of Kyiv to see what life is like there and what they think of foreigners who live in Ukraine now. Pavlo, Slava, and Bogdan are tech and science workers and are examples of some of the brightest minds of the Ukrainian workforce.
Their podcast is called Технічна База (technical base). It's mainly in Ukrainian, but there are some episodes in English as well.
We recorded an episode to like to discuss with you your experience living in Ukraine. Can you give some advice to digital nomads or IT crowd who might consider moving to Ukraine? Things like these.
Listen to our interview here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6p2i3aRVOP9Aa4zcOfM486?si=3eb82b7c146741b6
They are also available on apple podcasts and google podcasts.
Ep 273 - Life and Travel Update 2022
One Year Later Johnny FD updates his life, travel, and business and explains why it's been exactly one year since the last episode.
Ep 272 - Alina Mcleod (Solo Female Travel Youtuber)
In this episode I interview Alina Mcleod, a popular full time travel youtuber. She has been a full time content creator for the past two years, is currently traveling around Ukraine. We talk about how she recently got covid despite being double vaccinated, and how it may have helped her stay symptom lite. Topics include travel restrictions, how she earns money while traveling, and how long it took.
You can check out her channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/AlinaMcleod
and mine at http://youtube.com/johnnyfd
This episode sponsor: https://athleticbrewing.com/ Code: BOSS20
Ep 271 - Kevin Martin (Quitting Vanlife for Thailand Nomad Adventures)
After a lucrative career as a Vanlife Youtuber racking up millions of views on some of his more popular videos, digital nomad Kevin Martin has decided to sell his Van and go through the complications of moving to Thailand. In this interview I ask him why he would give up the easy fame and fortune and his mindset behind the process.
This interview is continued on Episode 189 of the Invest Like a Boss Podcast (http://investlikeaboss.com) where Kevin opens up about his investment strategies and how he earns passive income through dividend stocks.
Kevin's Youtube Channel: 30 and a Wake Up https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKUaRwG_DS3OKGs8DRYVUNQ
Johnny's Youtube Channel: Johnny FD https://youtube.com/johnnyfd
Ep 270 - Martin Hetzel (Aus to UK to Freedom)
This week I sit down with Martin Hetzel who grew up in Australia and made the move to the UK as a young man taking a risk for a better job and life. Now he's earned enough money to pursue his passions not be locked into a standard 9-5 life. But he refuses to ever retire, and here's why.
Ep 269 - Dean Graziosi (New Project with Tony Robbins)
Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. Sign up for the Free 5 Day Challenge with Tony and Dean: http://Ownit45.com
Dean has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies that have changed lives all around the world – including the new Mastermind.com platform. His mission for over 20 years has been to deliver self-education to those seeking transformation, fulfillment and success outside the traditional education path.
His most impactful project to date has included being the largest online product launch in history with a program he co-created with Tony Robbins. This passion project has turned into a movement that’s so far impacted over 38,000 people in 150+ countries and 4,100 niches to share what they know and help make self education the new norm. Dean is now planning to exponentially widen his impact by serving over 1 million new people and exposing them to the self-education industry through his Own Your Future Challenge with Tony Robbins in May 2021.
Free 5 Day Challenge with Tony and Dean: http://Ownit45.com
Ep 268 - Frank Song (From Sleeping in Walmart to Multi-Millionaire)
This week, I sit down and interview Frank Song who is a former Wall Street investment banker and private equity investor. Today he runs an eight-figure international business worth over $20,000,000. We met here in Kyiv, Ukraine where Frank is living now, after leaving the Bay Area, California where he grew up. We talk about lifestyle, why he chose to settle down in Ukraine when he can afford to live anywhere in the world, and what his investment advice and plans are.
More info: https://franksong.com/
Ep 267 - Andrew Chan (Thailand in 2021)
This week I talk to Andrew who recently arrived in Thailand and is going through the mandatory COVID quarantine there. We talk about the process of traveling to Thailand in 2021, the regulations, flight, airport, and nerd out about how he was able to do some hotel mile hacking to get hotel Elite status and access during the process. We talk about getting permanent residency in Taiwan and Ukraine and the process involved in buying real estate in Kyiv, as well as some other fun topics. Take a listen.
Taiwan Blog Post: https://www.johnnyfd.com/2015/04/johnnys-guide-to-taiwan-coworking.html
Chiang Mai for Nomads: https://www.johnnyfd.com/2015/07/johnnys-guide-to-chiang-mai-thailand.html
Travel to Thailand: https://www.johnnyfd.com/2017/06/johnnys-ultimate-travel-guide-to.html
Ep 266 - Johnny FD (Leaving Sri Lanka for Ukraine)
This is an unexpected second solo episode in a row as I had decided to leave Sri Lanka a month early and move to Kyiv, Ukraine. Here are some of the topics I discussion in this recording:
- Why I left Sri Lanka
- Internet and Wifi in Sri Lanka
- Safety in Sri Lanka
- Process of Leaving and flying to Ukraine
- Winter in Kyiv
- Costs of lIving here
- Why I like it
- Why I’m staying. Options for Staying more than 90 days. 90 out 180, Business Visa, Volunteer Visa, Marriage Visa, or Investment
- Permanent Residency
- Apartment Shopping
- Red Zone Lockdown
This week's sponsors are:
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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.
1 Year in Sri Lanka
Final Goal 500k in Vanguard
$1k from Youtube
1 Year in Sri Lanka
Single Again (Sigma Male)
Nomad Summit Tbilisi
FAQ? 2021 Plans?
Blog - JohnnyFD.com
Coupon Code: BOSS20
Ep 264 - Tim Leffel (A Better Life for Half the Price, Cheapest Destinations)
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: amzn.to/2MAn9eO
Ep 263 - Mikkel Thorup (Living Aboard as an Expat, 2nd Passport)
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.
Ep 262 - Mike Swigunski (85 Countries & Tbilisi, Georgia)
Ep 261 - Mr. Nomad Numbers (Costs of Living Worldwide + Taiwan Gold Card Visa)
Ep 260 - Mita Carriman (Barbados Welcome Stamp, Playa Del Carmen)
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.
Guest: Mita Carriman
Ep 259 - Will Chope (UFC, MMA, Fighter, Traveler)
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.
Ep 258 - Charles Ngo (Success Mindset and Staying Productive)
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.
Ep 257 - Curtis Fields (Dropshipping, Success, Slow Travel, Minimalism, Family)
Ep 256 - Kevin Martin (30 and a Wake Up)
Kevin is a member of the IncomeBoss.com course where I teach audience building, as well as how to monetize through affiliate offerings.