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Episode 84 · 1 month ago

Being a Digital Nomad and Traveling Tips with Tayler Gill

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Have you ever thought like a typical corporate job wasn’t for you? Or maybe the COVID-19 pandemic has had you rethinking what you want out of your career. The remote work lifestyle is attractive to a lot of people, and it’s led to the rise of the digital nomad — someone who’s still getting plenty done, but also is able to travel, see the world, and have adventures.

Tayler Gill is a Work From Anywhere Lifestyle Coach, and she helps people see the highs, lows, and everything in between of the digital nomad, work from anywhere experience. Yes, it’s not all selfie sticks and waterfalls; you’ll have some tough times along the way. But as Tayler tells it, it’s incredibly rewarding, and if you go in with a sound strategy, you’ll do just fine.

We’re talking about how to make that initial leap into digital nomad life, travel tips and digital tools to be more efficient, and explore some of the more unusual side hustles and travel experiences we’ve encountered.

Good people cool things as the CONCA tfuture and conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians andother creatives, get inspired by their stories to do your own cool thing andhere's your host Joey held howdy and welcome to good people cool things.Today's guest is Taylor, Gil the face and voice behind traveling Taylor Comshe's, a digital noman coach who helps people just like you. You listeningright now, transition into the work from anywhere life, giving you moreflexibility and freedom to do what you love. Taylor has lived in: New Zealand,Australia, Bali, Vietnam, South Korea, the UK, France, Switzerland name acountry, she's, probably lived there or she's on her way to living there verysoon. The goal is one hundred ninety sevenget to all of the countries in the world, pretty fantastic stuff, we'retalking all about how Taylor got into this digital, nomad life and some ofher tips. If you'd like to do the same kind of thing, she also shares hervideo content and some of the tools that she has spoiler alert doesn't takea lot to get into video and it's what every single social platform is pushingon their algorithms. They love them some videos, obviously tick tock hugeinstagram, all about reals and lives and facebooks all about the videoslinked in. I don't know why I just started turning very kind of southernand foghorn lay corny there, but if you need video she's got you covered, shallso share some of her favorite productivity and remote working tools.So you can get your work done faster, more efficient and better than you'veever had before. That's pretty magical so like to get in touch with the showyou can reach out via Joey, at good people, call things com or on facebook,twitter or Instagram at GP, CT, podcast and, as always, you can support theshow by head and on over to apple podcast, ponchas or stitcher andleaving a review, hopefully fine stars. But if you want to leave one star I'llcry all day about it and it'll be great, can also support the show of Ye, themerch shop, which you can find at good people, cool things, com sashok, buy yourself something wonderful. Asyou listened to this episode with Taylor for people who don't know whoTaylor Gillis, can you give us your elevator pitch? Can you also tell usthe type of elevator that we're riding on o? Yes, we are in an elevator with mirrorsall around, so we can make silly faces as we go up this really nice elevatorin this Fancy Hotel and currently a community facilitator for HackerParadise, which is a digital, nomad community that travels around and weorganized trips for other other nomads, and I got started in this after nolauding myself, mostly Solo for about three years and prior to that I was astudy, a broad adviser, so you could say I you usually say that study abroadchanged my life, so I studied abroad in college and then shortly after that, Igot to do an internship over in London as well. Working with study abroad,students- and that is really what led me down the path that I am on nowfantastic- was that sort of the first trip that you ever took, or that wasjust the one that was like hey. I want to be doing this more. No, so Iactually took my first international trip at fifteen and my uncle at thetime was working for the US embassy in London, and so my grandma was like weall have to go. We have to visit like she saw the opportunity for us to likehave that experience, and so we all kind of went and yeah. That was myfirst international experience on the the Red Porbus driving around London.My Hat, getting you know flown off my head from the wind and just like, likeI don't know why. I remember that, but I just loved it. It was so differentfrom anything I'd ever experienced like...

...growing up in Texas and so yeah. Thatwas when I got the travel book and then yeah. I ended up setting abroad inLondon as well, and then that experience led to a six month.Internship also working with study abroad students, so London, was kind oflike the main place I felt like I kept visiting like early on, and then thatreally gave me the confidence to just like go to other places and keepexploring and kind of like build that passion in me. Love it yeah. I think,there's things I remember from vacations growing up to where I'm likethis is so random. But this is the thing that's stuck in my mind from atrip, but I I've consistently told my parents this and also just anyone whowill listen, really, that I feel so fortunate that I did get to travel as akid and growing up, because I've met people now who are like yeah. I took myfirst international trip two years ago when I was in my late is, and that issuch a different experience than both of us had really where we were gettingto explore kind of at a younger age and seeing how different things are inother countries and how you know, from from culture to food, tomusic, all that good stuff and really getting a taste of that early on, Ithink, has been so impactful in shaping for sure my life, and it seems likebased on how your it's turned out. Yours as well. Yes, it definitely took me on this path,because yeah talking about visiting other cultures like also in that samevery first trip, we did a weekend trip to Paris, and so in one trip I got tosee like the total difference between like European cities and the wholeexperience was just yeah. I definitely gave me the trouble, passion and neverreally left me and I just kept continuing to for me. I kept traveling in differentways right. It's like the person was like a family vacation and that I didmy study abroad, which is different, and then I interned abroad, which isdifferent, and then I eventually tried my first solo international trip to see.If that was something that I could do and pursue on my own and so for me, it was just tryingdifferent types of travel to figure out what it is, how I actually like to travel and whatI wanted. What I wanted to keep doing so, do you have a favorite out of allthe different ways: You've traveled well, the one I've done. The most isprobably just so low travel, so I spent two years solo traveling, internationally pre coved, and then Itook a little break during coded until I got back on the road, but I alsoreally enjoy. I mentioned, I'm a hacker. Paradise Community facilitator at thispoint, so I actually joined a couple of their trips as a part Istein, becauseit was a way to get ingrained into a like minded community of othertravelers and of other nomads, and then I could meet them around the world indifferent places. Wherever I was so, I think it's a mix of solo travel andthen also just being a part of like the traveling community. At this point andyou're very well versed in the travel sort of environment I or for lack of abetter word, but over folks that maybe haven't traveled as much or or you know,maybe planning their first international trip. Looking ahead totwo thousand and twenty two may be doing a last minute, two thousand andtwenty one sort of wrack all eh who's. To say. Who knows how the world willlook at a couple of months, but hey we're thinking, positive land here sofor those people that are maybe a little less experienced but want to dokind of a solo trip or maybe go somewhere with a couple friends. Whatare some of your kind of top travel tips and advice for people like that,so for thus experienced travelers? What I...

...try to tell them is to not do too much,especially if you go to a place like Europe, where there's so many citiesand countries just like right at your finger tips and it's so tempting to begone. For like ten days I go to like five cities and just be constantlymoving around, but one you're just going to beexhausted because you're living around you so much and then at two you'regoing to spend half your time and trains or planes or figuring out whereyou are and actually getting to enjoy the experience of the destination. So Iwould say, for a seven to ten day trip no more than two locations, and I knowthat's can be really hard when you're planning to be like limit yourself, butI actually think you'll get a much deeper, richer experience. If you don'ttry to do too much and then the second tip, which is not unique at all, butjust like do not pack too much like you, will think yourself at the end of theday for not packing too many things, because once you start taking yoursuitcase up and down stairs and up and downstairs and old hotels with Windy,narrow staircases and up and down you know through the tree stations andthings like you will think yourself for not packing too many things yeah. IEcho that tremendously. I think the last time I checked a bag was onlybecause it was coming back from from London. Ironically enough, London andIreland Ed we. I know I've told the story on the PODCAST, so keep it brave,but we were coming back from the distillery in London which does a gin a whole like history of Gin, and thenyou make your own gin and they just gave us so many takeaway bottles that Ithink there were maybe like eight bottles of Gin, both of once that that were created and thenjust some of their own kind of classic ones. And I'm likewell, we can't checkany bottles of gin, let alone eat. Large bottles of Jan so checked,checked the bag strictly. For that purpose of smashing Jis Nice, I mean that's a pretty goodreason. Yeah, it's tasty GID would recommend for any London frequentersout there or even if you're visiting one it's not by the distillery, getyourself. Some did now, for you mentioned that part of yourexperience has been as a digital, nomad as well, which I think is a term. Idon't have the Google search volume in front of me, but I would imagine that'sa term that over the past couple of years, more people are searching formore people are trying to kind of get into that lifestyle or at least learnmore about it. So as someone that I'm gonna I'm going to say it as an ogdigital, no matter M, I don't know I got that far. I'm I'm throwing theclaim out there. You can reject it. I said at least as a not novice digital,no matter. What? First of all? How did you kind ofdecide? I know you said you've gotten the travel bug from London and kind ofwas like hey. Maybe I can I can try this out, but was it very much justlike? Let's go take the plunge into it or are there kind of like steps you canprepare before you go into that world? Yes, so I believe in planning- and Ithink if it's like any lifestyle, if you don't putsome like preparation and thought behind it, I don't think it's verysustainable, like I think you have to really know your. Why and then yes putcertain things in place so that you can continue to do it for, however long itis that you want to do it. The people who typically like quittheir job and leave the next day to go travel and say their digital nomads,like you, usually have to return home in a few months because they haven'tfigured it out because it is it's a...

...lifestyle change and that requires work. So for me personally, I mentioned I wasworking in the study abroad and I don't really know what the last Straw was.There were just so many different things that happened throughout my likesix years working and study abroad, and I knew that this thing existed wherepeople worked remotely and traveled whenever they wanted, and I didn'tunderstand how to get there. But I will say one of the one of the deadlines for me was turningthirty, because I knew of the Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand, and Iwanted to do that, and I was turning thirty and so I was like well it's nowor never. So once that deadline came, I had to figure out a way to make itonline and come so that's really. The first step like you have to either havea remote job, which is way more common now than itwas. You know four years ago when I got started. Thank you. That's one of thepositives. I think that came out of the pandemic, at least to my you know:Atmosphere and environment, but yeah. You need to have an onlineincome, so remote job or starting your own online business or becoming afreelancer. So I became a freelancer at that time and then figuring out how youactually want to travel like what is your actual budget or you're going tostay in AIRBNB? Are you going to stay and hostiles for me, and I didn't evenmention this up top, but I started house sitting so that's how I actuallyafforded to travel around New Zealand for a year, which is not you know acheap country to be in. I was house sitting, so what that is.Is People leave to go on vacation or whatever, whatever trip they have plans?Sometimes it's a work trip and they invite house others to come into theirhome and take care of their home and there's almost always pets involved,and that's really the reason they get house severe. So they don't have todisrupt their pets schedules too much and yeah. I live intheir home and walk their dogs and feed their cats and in exchange for my service, they giveme free accommodation, so I don't get paid for that, but it was just a really budgetfriendly way for me to actually travel, and so I did that all over the worldall day did that in Seeland, in Australia and Vietnam and Switzerland,and I was able to go to a lot of different locations through that. So after yeah, so after you figured out,you are on line and come then it's just figuring out how you're going to traveland what your budget actually is. And then, once you have those twothings figured out the rest of it can kind of be figured out like whileyou're on the road- and you know things, will change and should go along. Like Isaid I a year into traveling solo, I was kind of tired. I was doing a lot of the lige sticks onmy own, because II wasn't traveling with anyone else, and so that's when Ijoined Hacker Paradise because I just needed a break and I just really wantedto meet other. You know a big ten, that's being usednow as work from anywhere so other work from anywhere professionals and kind ofget involved in a community that way because it can't be challenging to findout sometimes on the road. You need a lot of vacationers or you need a lot oflocals and they're, just some different points of their life than you are, andit's great to meet them and hang out with them. But it's not usually a longterm community. So it is important, I think, to get to get involved in theand then no mad can be to do specifically to Alsi to stain at longterm right. I have a couple of followed questions, but I think the most themost immediate, when you've been house sitting, has there ever been a veryunusual pet that you've had to take care of or just something within thehouse. We're like I've never seen that in a home before. Oh,...

I haven't any unusual. Pets is mostlycats and dogs, but when I was in New Zealand I did have lots of sheep and acouple of cows and lots of chickens, so I did have that experience specificallyin New Zealand, but the homes are really interestingbecause usually their local houses. So in Vietnam, for example, everything isbuilt to be tall and really skinny like on every floor. It's like one room andthen you have to go up to another floor to get to like another room, and then I don't. I don't know I'mnothing like super unusual is coming to mind, but they are all like just alittle unique depending on the location and the architecture of the area yeah.I think it's always fun to see the little works for for lack of a better word. I really at any any place, I'm staying atwhether it's a hotel or a hostel or someone's home like that, just to seelike hey. What are they because you'd have to imagine they're, not keeping ahundred percent of everything they normally have out, like they're,probably doing at least some sort of I clean up before hand or maintenance tomaybe throw everything into a closet that where they're like? I don't wantyou poking around my I don't know La Fa, lamp collection or whatever unpeople do,but not everybody you'd be really surprised. Some people are just totallyopen and just like yeah like news, whatever you want and then you all,some people are like here's, our closet, don't worry about it. Don't worry about the eighteen thousandroles in twit paper that we hoarded at the start of the now. We know it's sofunny after the pandemic, every house that I did after that, which is mainly in New York this summerat Guy, I spent three more three months in New York. This summer house sitting.Everyone pointed out the fact that they had senty of toilet paper like no onehas ever pointed that out to me, like post, post co, that everyone's like andhere's all the toilet paper you're set. Okay, it is something you like having it'srough. If you don't have it yeah, it was just. I just noticed thatit was funny you mentioned work from anywherebecoming hot, a hot topic, not unlike the store hot topic, but more pleasantto work from anywhere than be inside hot topic, but for people that areexploring remote worker, maybe again like they've kind of been forced intoit from the pandemic. There are all kinds of digital tools as well to help get your work done more effectively bemore productive in some cases may be just focus bettersince there's plenty of home distractions. I don't know if you canhear, but there's dogs barking off in the background in my house right now,because there's probably light movement outside and they're they're protectingagainst intruders. So I appreciate that also not the best for podcast recordingbut I'll fix it all in post, as I always like to say so. This is a verylong winded answer for or long winded lead up to the question of what aresome of your favorite digital tools. Well, I'm Goin O say the first one iszoom, which again I was using pre pandemic and a lot of people are nowreally familiar with, but that is the main way, especially as a freelancerthat I talked to my clients and stayed connected with them. Another really bigone is slack, so I use this with all of my clients. Actually, I think I'm inlike eight slack channels right now, so all my clients and then actually for ahacker paradise. We have a slat channel for each one of our trips, as well aslike an alumni slack, so that keeps US connected there and then, even I wouldsay even like comunities that I'm a...

...part of also just use slack. So for meit's be no, it's a social tool as well as a work tool and then beyond that. I think those arelike the main ones as far as like productivity goes for me, I'm a hugefan of the pomodoro method, which is a scientifically backed method of you,work, twenty five minutes on and then you take a five minute break and thenyou do another. Twenty five minutes, another five minute break, and youcould do four sessions like that and then you you take a ten minute break.So we take a little bit longer to break after that. So when I'm having a hard time focusingor just doing way too much contact pitching, then I actually just it'sjust a chrome extension. It's called timer, it's real basic, butI'll just set it for twenty five minutes, and in that twenty fiveminutes, like I put my pole away- and I just say: Okay, all you have to do isfocus for twenty five minutes and that feels doable. Instead of being like,you have to write this blog post or something like that, like I'm, like.Okay, just do twenty five minutes of work and what it does. Is it actuallylike once you get into it, then you find yourself working and gettingenough flow, and things like that. So that's one of my like productivity tipsand then speaking of chrome extensions, another one. I really loved that Ifound a couple of years ago. It was called one tim and I know most peoplewho work online. You always have like a bunch of Tams open everybody does it. This is another thing that helps me toavoid context, switching and get distracted by things. I don't need tobe working on in the moment, but you just click on the little icon and itthrows all your tabs into like one page and kind of broots them so that whenI'm like okay, I'm working on this client I'll open up all their tops, andthen I close them as I finished tasks and then I'll be like okay, I'm movingon to this new task and I'll open up all those tabs for that. It's also really helpful. If I pulledup a couple of like articles, I really want to read, but I don't want to addthem to my book marks like I just. I want to go back and read them likelater that night or the next day, I'll also throw those into my one's has soan they're, easily accessible, but t yeah. Anything that goes to my bookmarks tends to get either used frequently or lost. So it'skind of a good. It's kind of a good in between for me yeah, the multiple tabsis a very real issue, certainly certainly forain. I have there's onecolleague in particular I'm thinking of where I've seen her screen before,where it's. You can't even see a letter of each time right and I'm just likehow do you even know what to Clinik? How are you navigating between these,because you like? Are you just guessing? Are you just like? I think this is likethe twenty fourth one down the line, I'm just going to click it and hopeit's right and shuddering at the thought yeah. I can'tI can't work with clutter so anything I can do to de Clutter my work, myphysical work face and or my actual computer, then I'm much more focusedand promote one of the other things that you do as part of your whole. Really your whole online presence isyou've got traveling Taylor as well, which is. Are you? Are you beyond ahundred videos now a among the the many resources that you have of of really aall kinds of great content I and tips on being a digital, no man on travelingon creating better content, there's there's so many helpful tips, a thingsout there like. I recently watched your breakdown of different ways that youcan launch online courses yeah shout out to Podia Podia. I never know how tosay it. I see Oh yeah, but I actually don't know not let you say that feel like it's, because it's likepodium right. It's like but yeah yeah,...

I like it. I like it put dietric. I guess I guess I the nitre is doing it,they probably say a Pedia, but otherwise we'll go with Podia, butthere's there's lots of good things on there and, as I feel like I'm a brokenrecord in saying this. That video is all the rage yeah for any platform thatyou're on where you've got you know. Obviously, Youtube has been around forforever, but every social site is prioritizing video. Now the algorithmall that good stuff. So for some people, video comesupernaturally for other people. It's may be a little bit more of a struggleand they're like. Where do I even start? What kind of equipment should I have?So? Can you tell us a little bit about your video set up and maybe some thingsyou've learned along the way and route to making over a hundred videos, yeahso I'll say for me. I actually started out as a travel blogger. That's what Ithought I I was going to do and then about a year into that. I realized- I Idon't like blogging and I'm really slow at it, and I was on a switch to makingyoutube videos. So my website and my youtube are bothtraveling Taylor as well as my instagram. I just kind of branded alongall channels, so I'm super easy to find. But as far as my video set up I've keptit really simple. I just you I just record on my phone,that's it so at the time I had like an old iphone now I've uprated to aniphone eleven tro, so use that I use a tripod. That is really important forthe the appropriate height, as well as the sturdiness at a camera, and then Idid recently by a lapel microphone so that helps improve my sound and also Istarted recording outside a bit more and I just found I needed somethingthat kind of blocked out like the way like external is. That was anotherreason I bought the microphone and that's it that's actually my entiresetup. So I do think that there's a low barrier to getting started with videolower than people think, because the cameras on smartphonesthese days are so good, like you, don't have to have like a dslr, you know or aGopro or something to get started. So that's all I've been using for thelast two and a half years and I've put out at least one video a week,sometimes two videos a week during that time and I've never messed a week. SoI've definitely stayed on top of it, which has been a big challenge. Butwhat I learned through that is yeah, just like consistency, especially forYoutube, is really big. That's a big part of their algorithm is consistency, and even during like early days with the pandemic, Idefinitely was one of those people that was just like hadn't had a bit of a breakdown. I waslike, oh my gosh. If I'm not traveling Taylor like who am I and what kind ofcontent am I going to make? If I'm not traveling, what am I even going to talk about andnot just like you know, I could even just talk about travel in generalbecause it just felt an ethical to even be mentioning going to different places,and so that's when I kind of pivoted a little bit of my channel to talkingmore about the online business aspect of you know, generating online incomeso and getting yourself prepared and set up to start traveling once thingsopen back up. So I really this year, I've created a lot more content aroundbecoming a digital, no man. What that actually involves, and then I think,moving forward, I'm going to do more, like digital, no mat destination videos,and maybe more no mad interview videos to help. You know continue to inspirepeople to live this lifestyle if it's something that they're actuallyinterested in fantastic now, obviously...

...one of the the Tians I think for anykind of online business when people are searching about it,you'll get all the different kinds of side. Hustles that you can do all thedifferent ways we earn money online. So do you have a favorite one that you'veever read where you're like? That is outrageous. How are people making moneydoing that and it's wonderful? That was not not the question. I wasexpecting you to ask like to keep you on your death. I don'tusually, if I say how are people actually making money from that? I justbelieve it's a scan like I don't. I don't know that I actually give it anycredit in my mind and believe that they're action makingmoney, but I mean the the really common ones-are a anyone in tech really like Adia software developer and engineer thoseare really the easy ones to travel with. Like I said, I was a freelancer, so Iwas a Crelian mercal assistant and then I kind of transitioned into more of ahigher level online business manager, but there are all sorts of freelancersand these video editors and copywriters and social media managers, and you knowall accountants. I mean you could really be anything. I believe and find a way to you know, make moneyonline other really common popular ones or yeah like any like online coursespodcasting and Youtube. We didn't- even I don't mention that, but there'spodcasters and me supers and yeah drop shipping e commerce asanother like popular in the an additional of that space to I'm always amazed when I'll see,because you know I work with some clients that are looking to get onpodcast too, and when I'll get a message back from a host or a produceror something like Oh yeah, I would love to have them on the show. It's fivesand dollars s for an appearance, and I was like I'm sorry what ye it's just it blows my mind like I. Icould not. I say this in watching a year. I'll becharging five Thousan, I'm just. I can't imagine charging people to comeon. My podcast like there are plenty of other ways to make money, but that justfeels so seedy to me. Yeah, I mean the way I see predating is like a great wayof like marketing right, like it's a great way to like reaching new audienceand talk to the round. People who may not ever have food of you or like havea reason to seek you out so yeah. It seems kind of crazy thatyou would charge for that for like for advertising, that's well times wow, but they do you.Do you do what works for you I this is, I think, part of the reason I askedthat question was that I recently just read an article about you know some ofthe like weirdest side, hustles and one that stuck with me was someone whohad made a business and again like. I don't doubt that this person had donethis, but I don't think this is something that you can like. Anyonewould just pick up like I you can do this while you're watching you know spongebob or Ero here theycurrently watch out of anyow bunce, but I don't know what will say dairy girls Hourat share, but he essentially started a businesswhere people would send him knives and he would sharpen them for them and thensend them back. So it was like a you know: a drop shipping knife sharp ehand I was like you know what that's fantastic. I don't think it's thebusiness or side Hossler me, but I'm also not like I don't take the bestcare of my knives like I try to, but I'm certainly not an expert at it, butI was like you know what that's like a very, very specific niche yeah andfinding it which is Omano on him right.

I think that's the thing right like youhave to find what you're interested in and then just like figure out how tomake money for that, even if it seems kind of ridiculous. If you know peoplewill pay for it there you go. That's your husbands,your side Tustle, like actually that reminds me two things actually so a girl. That'son the trip with me. Currently, she is like really into plants, it's like nother day job, but she just loves plants and takes care of them, and so sheactually goes out and like buy his plans and then sells the cuttings ofthat to basically pay for this large, expensive planet, and she was talking to us the other day,and I was like all these like local, like there's a local facebook group inher area, and people will just like you, can top in and show pictures and belike I'm selling this plant for five dollars or twenty dollars or whateverit is, and then she also started like how sitting the plants like for peoplewho are going out of town, so she would go to their home and water them andtake care of them while people were gone and so yeah I mean that's a pretty cool likeside Housley at I never considered, because I am terrible with plans yes same, especially if it's asucculent get out of here. They're not easy to take care of. I don't care whatanyone I always like hearing about quote unquote nightmare stories,so I ask every musician that comes on here about their worst gig and as atraveler I'd love to hear. What's your worst travel experience, so we'll say, I've been prettyfortunate. I don't have a lot of stories, but the first one that comes to mindwas when I was house sitting in Hochi Man City. It was a six feet house itand I had gotten there. I think the night before so I hung out with afamily a little bit that night and then they left the next day for, like afourteen hour flight right, it's like they were unaccessible, be pretty muchthe whole day and it was around dinner time and I took the dogs out for theirwalks and I come back and I can't open the front door like I essentiallylocked myself out it's my very first day like the homeowners had left me like five hours previously like they had not been gonefor very long and I'm just standing in the street and it's they were more inlike a neighborhood, so they were actually teachers out of internationalschool there. So they lived more in like a neighborhood area, wasn't verytouristy and I'm standing in the street and the dogs are getting anxiousbecause we're not going inside the house and that's really unusual andthere's mopes going by and kids playing in the street and I'm just standingthere, because I literally like there's no back to the house, there's No sideto the house there. Everything is like right up next to each other, there's noway for me to get into the house, and I don't know what I'm going to do. So,I'm saying there probably like twenty twenty five minutes like how am I going to solve thisproblem? So I luckily- and this is not alwaysthe case, but in this situation they had actually emailed me. They like homeinstructions, if you will so a lot of home owners would just print them outand put them on the kitchen table for me and that piece of paper would havethe emergency numbers. You know the animals routine and he corks about thehouse how to use the oven like little things like that, but in this case itactually emailed it to me. So, fortunately I was able to like pull itup on my phone. I texted the landlord who was Vietnamese but spoke enough.English, and also this was a Sunday evening like this is not typically atime that anybody wants to be called for an emergency. So my message him andhe's like. I doesn't fully understand what happened he as like. Okay I'll bethere, I don't actually know how far away helives. So I didn't know how long this was going to take...

...and then another fortunate lucky thinghappens to me and the neighbors right across the street. Who happened to beAmerican, which I did not know that prior they pull up on their mopeha.They just got back from dinner and they were like hi like are you? Do you needhelp? And I was like? Oh my gosh he's speaking and it was like. Yes, like I can't getinto the house. I don't know what I happened. The dogs are freaking out.They were like okay come O, be here like we'll put the dogs inside whateveranyways it turns out. So on this on the house, they had like the front door keythat locked, but then they also had one of those locks that go into the ground. You knowhow you have like an extra lock that goes into the ground. One doorsometimes well, that log go wenten concrete, likethere was no getting it out and I don't even knowhow it happened, but it just fell. When I shut the door when I left apparently,and so what ended up happening, long story short, the landlord finally came,they tried for probably an hour to get it open. They had all these tools, I have apicture, it's great is, and then he got all the neighborhood people in. Sothere were like five guys trying to get the door, the door stop er open andthen eventually they were just like they had to break the glass, so theyjust broke the glass reached down pulled it up, got me inside and then I was a six feet house it andthe landlord refused to change the glass for, like the rest of the timethat I was there. So then I just had this nice open part of the front door, the rest of my time in Tanto. It's amazing, yeah yeah, so I will say the fort. I think there was.I just had a lot of help like if I had. I had a help if the neighbors had theycome home. I only saw that maybe three times and the whole six weeks I wasthere like. It was so fortunate that they came home at that time andthen they actually made a point. A kind of check on me a couple of times afterthat they're like how are things going is everything. Okay is a glass gettingfix and I was like I don't know he doesn't like me. He doesn't want tocome fix the door he's given up on me, yeah tall you're, almost off the hook,but we always like to wrap up with a top three and for you, since you'vebeen to so many places. You've mentioned losing hats in the windyou've. Had you a broken glass door for for weeks on end, so we've kind of touched on some ofthese, so we're going to go a little more specific beyond just the top threetravel experiences top three sites that you've seen along your travels. That is a great question. Top three sides ive saying that I'm guessing that I love that'sthe qualify, a probably leaning towards that, but I guess, if you've seen rehorrible ones, that you want to steer people away from, you can go that rat.It's basically do you want to be positive? Oh well, go positive. I like to bepositive, although there are places that I do not care to return to. I would say one of my absolute top favorites isMount Cook National Park in New Zealand. I mean really all the national parks inNew Zealand are amazing, but I'm going to go with just Mount Cook for the sake of this podcast. I went the very first time by myselfand it was actually winter and it's just beautiful. The National Parks inNew Zealand are really different from the US and that they're not crowded and there's like no intrap and there'sno gate, like you actually don't even know, you're like where, where doesthis start like this? Just basically like open nothing, this thit's justlike declare a national park, so Malco...

...was absolutely amazing and then, whenmy mom came to visit, I like made sure we like, went off road off ro, but like off ouryou know path just so, I could like show it to her. I absolutely loved iteverything about New Zealand, but specifically mouthfou. I also you knowwhat actually, when I was in Berlin, I did a graffiti walking tour and thatmight have been one of the coolest things I've done like coolest tours.I've done, our torge was really good. He explainedthe history of the city and how that relates to the graffitithat we were actually seeing as we like walked around, and so I just feel like.I got a like a deep, rich history of Berlin by like looking at all of thoseSuper Febe, including graffiti on the Berlin Wall M. Oh, you know what isanother favorite, both my in Cornwall England, which is like the southwest post. Thereis this theater called them a nack beater and it's carved into the side ofthe cliff, like the seats are carved into it, and down at the bottom isactually like the stage and so I've actually a couple of times done roadtrips through Cornwall and we always stop with the man Achter every time.It's always like a Royal Shakespeare Company play, of course, so we say someshort as Shakespeare, but it's just this like the most beautiful outdoor,theater space, I've ever been and because you're sitting up high you'rewatching the show down below, of course, is the RS. So it's always really good,and then you just have like the see in your background yeah, I love them the NEX beater, soyeah, I would say those those are three favorites, I'm sure could come up withmore about how is it more time because you, no time and top of thehead, that's fantastic, adding it all to the list Taylor. Thank you so muchfor hopping on the PODCAST. You kind of tease this earlier, but in case peopletuned out in the middle totally O, hopefully not or maybe they just maybethey just fast forward to the end, to hear maybe closing credits and all ofthis, the Corny joke at the end up to come very soon. But where can peoplefind you? I connect with you on line that I'm on Instagram as travelingTaylor, and that is traveling with one l and Taylor with an Ar triling Tayloron instagram traveling Taylor on Youtube, and then my website is alsotraveling Taylor and you can find I actually didn't even mention this yet,but I also do editia no Mac coaching, so you can apply if you want to getsome Aditional, no bad coaching or see some of my videos or read my blog on mywebsite. Wonderful, wonderful they'll also be in the show notes for the folksthat only like reading this podcast, which I mean I get it there's Timeshere at listen, makes sense. Lovely will Taylor, as always a pleasurechatting with you and thank you for all the all the good stuff and now I've gotlike. I got my long list of places I need to go to, and hopefully, a sort O.NO, no! No, it never does no, it's even even after knocking off like ten, I'mlike, oh well, there's twenty others, but ye saw along the way that I'd liketo get and as promised here is this Corny de?It's not even good, but I'm ready. I don't probably I just from this corner,I just promised Corny. Did you hear the joke about that Large Hill? We can'tget over it good at okay, man. I love me from good like laughingtacky dod jokes, there they're, actually my favorite, so thank you.Good people, cool things is produced in...

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