Emma’s first podcast experience – Living Unconventionally and then some!

I was recently interviewed by fellow nomad Britany Felix for her awesome podcast Living Unconventionally. I was in the middle of my Japan trip, experiencing an epic cold and negotiating emotions about a recent traumatic experience in my community. I pride myself on being resilient and so instead of putting off the interview, I decided to go with it and lean into my imperfect conditions. Just like my recent speaking…

My Digital Nomad Summit Talk

On February 4th I spoke at the Digital Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I wanted to share my notes as I had to give my presentation without them. It reads like a speech and not a perfectly structured essay, so it’s imperfect. THE NEW GIRL: I am always the new girl. When you travel and move as much as I do, you just get used to it. You don’t…

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Pergamino Cafe easily became one of my favourite work spots in Medellin, Colombia — not only because it provided me with a stand-up desk, but also because there were always fellow nomads hanging around. I was standing in my usual spot at Pergamino that day — a day when the nomad row was keen to have good conversations and debates. I started a chain of discussions on “what is a nomad?” because I…

The Journey is the Destination: Machu Picchu

  It is so important to be reminded that the journey is the destination. So many times in life we are looking for something at the end, you know, like that is the only thing that matters. We forget sometimes to stop and smell the roses or enjoy the parts of the trip before we reach the destination. I remember so vividly arriving into Santiago de Compostela that cool October morning…

Amazoning!

When I decided at the last minute to go through the Amazon on my way from Magical Medellin to Adventurous Machu Picchu, it didn’t actually occur to me that I was going to be IN the Amazon. I know that sounds a bit odd but, with my nomadic non-stop travel lifestyle, it is not unusual because I am always planning some trip or another. And so there I was, in…