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All Ways Evolving is a podcast about living an awake, aware, conscious life. It's about recognizing that our lives are a product of the choices that we make. So let's choose wisely. Listen in as Erica Boucher—yogi, author, and educator—talks about everything from yoga and spirituality to emotional intelligence, communication and relationships, sustainability living, conscious eating, world travel, and so much more. Erica is an author, educator, and world traveler with insatiable wanderlust. ...
 
Curious about international travel? Want to leave everything behind and become a digital nomad? We — Karen and Jon Sumple — did just that, leaving the USA in July 2018, and our open-ended, long-term travel journey has taken us through Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and, now, Scotland. We enjoy living "Sumplace New" every few months because it provides perspective, awareness and understanding. We meet amazing people and witness how they live, work and play. We visit well-known destin ...
 
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Erica Boucher is an author, counselor, yoga instructor, retreat leader and world traveler, and we're happy to call her a friend of the show! Episode 45 is chock full of travel wisdom, common sense, ah-ha insights and guiding mantras. We delve into: the explorer/traveler vs. the vacationer mindset what it means to be in the moment when traveling ado…
 
Maureen C. Berry's career was just taking off when she got the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: CANCER. Maureen barely skipped a beat, and if anything she's more inspired, creative, and on purpose than ever before. Listen to her inspiring story which proves that attitude really is everything. Website https://maureencberry.com/ Shop https://maur…
 
Anybody else in disbelief that it’s already April? 2020 was a year that felt like a decade and, now, 2021 is just flying by. But it's all good because we’ve dusted off our podcast gear and are excited to share a very special conversation with two amazing work-from-anywhere travelers. We stumbled upon Will and Jess Sueiro while researching info on t…
 
There is a carbon footprint of tourism that cannot be denied. Clearly, mother nature needs a break from all of us. But, does this mean we should stop traveling? While it’s easy to judge the effects of travel on the climate, one thing the coronavirus pandemic has also helped illustrate is just how dependent the world is on tourism. Businesses around…
 
We are always in relationship with the world around us. Unfortunately, our lack of education and training in effective communication skills, as a society, has many of us struggling in those relationships that matter to us most. Listen in as Erica Boucher, Communication & Relationships trainer and coach lets you in on 4 liberating relationship insig…
 
Join me in a candid discussion with Clinical Herbalist, Erika Galentin, about how to approach perimenopause, menopause, hormone balancing, and anti-aging naturally, and with grace and ease. Erika is a Clinical Herbalist and an ITEC certified Clinical Aromatherapist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in He…
 
We're back! It's our first episode of 2021, and it's the first episode of our new and improved format where we interview a guest. This week, we spend time with Kirsten McCormick who shares why and how she and husband Justin manage a full-time travel lifestyle with their five children. After spending a year and a half traveling the US in a converted…
 
In this interview on Being White In America, I have a roundtable discussion with Dan McCool, Ph.D., and author of "Self, Institutions, and Others" and the founder of Blue Revolution, and Alicia Jones McLeod of ChallengingRacisim.org, a non-profit organization that aims to educate and empower us with knowledge on institutional and systemic racism. I…
 
In this episode, I interview Joe Sawyer, a retired firefighter who suffered from debilitating PTSD, almost to the point of being suicidal, and the alcohol addiction that was a symptom of the deeper problem. Here Joe shares about hitting rock bottom, and what it took for everything to change. Listen in as he shares the moment everything changed, and…
 
We're transitioning! No more podcast episodes with just Jon and Karen droning on and on. Moving forward, episodes of From Sumplace New will feature guest interviews. To help prepare you for this new format, we're sharing an interview we did with podcast host Erica Boucher for her All Ways Evolving podcast last October. Erica, too, wants to move int…
 
Learn everything you need to know about Covid Vaccines with Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Vivian Vega. Are they safe? How long do they last? How do the new Covid variants affect their efficacy? How long does natural post-covid immunity last? And why you should still wear masks and practice social distancing. Learn all of this and more as you e…
 
I have been studying fear and how it paralyzes us for the past two decades. In this episode, I talk about three times I faced my fears—from a dramatic career change to sky diving to nude modeling. I also share how I used those experiences to learn how to overcome fear; the power of our own self-talk; why it's important to observe our own minds and …
 
It's hard to believe we started this podcast just weeks before the pandemic struck, and here we are 41 episodes later and we're still in pandemic-ville. *sigh* We're going to take a break from podcasting for the rest of 2020 so we can come back refreshed for 2021 with a new vision for the podcast! Listen in to learn more. We're excited about what's…
 
Episode 40! Where has the time gone? Seems like the pandemic started just yesterday, no? Speaking of the pandemic, it has wreaked havoc on travel plans around the world. Trips have been cancelled, travel influencers have been grounded, and everyone is yearning for a time when travel restrictions are no more. Despite the frustrations resulting from …
 
International author and speaker, Nancy has presented hundreds of programs, inspiring audiences to walk their heartfelt path. Formerly a skilled financial executive and leadership consultant, she currently speaks on initiating positive change. Author of five books, Nancy candidly shares life-changing stories about living with authenticity. Learn mo…
 
Trying to be stylish while living out of a suitcase 365/24/7 is challenging. If you're considering a work-from-anywhere, open-ended, long-term travel lifestyle, you need to determine your fashionista quotient — practical (like Jon) or stylish (like Karen). While preparing for our journey, Jon focused on packing lightweight, performance-based clothi…
 
Despite the pandemic limiting our full-speed ahead travel mindset, we're grateful we can move around (a little) and experience new things. One thing we've learned over the past two-plus years is how rewarding long-term travel is. In so many ways. We discuss a few of these in E38 of From Sumplace New: No end date or feeling of finality. No pressure …
 
On Saturday morning, I got the news that Biden has been elected president just as I was slipping into my kayak for a two-day kayaking and camping trip with friends—a trip that would take me out of cell range for most of the weekend. After hearing the news, I and my adventure-mates floated leisurely along beautiful Ichatucknee Springs—a unique, spri…
 
This is the story of how Karen and Jon turned a 4-5 hour hike into an 8-hour ordeal in a violent hail, lightning and thunder storm while hiking back from the Inca ruins of Waqrapukara near Cusco, Peru. Besides the storm, why did it take so long? Short answer: It's all Jon's fault for wanting to take hundreds of photos and chatting with the guide. R…
 
We're big believers that there has never been a better time than right now to begin planning a work from anywhere lifestyle. And even if you don't think the time is right for you, where would you go if you could? Just going through the exercise will help you better understand what your options could be. Armed with that information, you may realize …
 
Cults are much more pervasive than most people realize. Chances are, you or someone you love has been touched by an experience with a cult. In this episode, which builds upon the last episode where author, educator, and All Ways Evolving podcast host, Erica Boucher, shared her own personal story of a cult brainwashing she witnessed almost twenty ye…
 
Jon offers some insightful answers to Karen's questions about travel and our work from anywhere lifestyle. But first, the best thing that happened to Jon last week: freezer boots! The covid clampdown is coming to Scotland, but first, Karen wants answers from Jon to these questions: What was your first international trip? Highlights? When did you re…
 
Listen in as I share my very personal story of an unexpected experience with a cult almost twenty years ago. Since then I have studied the phenomenon of cults and discovered they are much more pervasive than most people realize. I also share stories of others who found themselves being courted by a cult and how, as a result of what I now know, I wa…
 
Six countries officially offer visa programs directly targeting digital nomads, and two more have programs in the works. Check back in a few months, and there likely will be more countries added to the list. Why? In an effort to boost local economies — especially on the heels of the Covid pandemic — countries are looking to lure workers who have th…
 
Live vicariously and get inspired by Jon & Karen Sumple, digital nomads who took the leap of faith a few years ago and are doing it beautifully. Listen in on their journey from the birth of the idea, to full-on living the dream. In this interview I ask them: What made you decide to become nomads? What has been the most surprising and unexpected par…
 
There are dozens of advantages, but we're sharing five that really speak to us and will, hopefully, encourage others to see the benefits of working while traveling abroad. Our podcastation this week is in our new Edinburgh apartment situated on the Royal Mile (Canongate, for those familiar with Old Town Edinburgh). Our pandemic update is a step in …
 
Back in May (2020) I interviewed Dr. Vivian Vega, Infectious Disease Specialist and personal person friend to get the TRUTH about COVID. There was so much conflicting information out there, I wanted to hear it from HER because she's someone in the field who I know personally and respect completely. Now, five months later, there's still just as much…
 
The longer we travel, the more we're inspired to keep traveling. Jon asks Karen a surprise question: What would it take to stop you from traveling? Her answer spurs a conversation around the explorer mindset, and that cultivating one encourages a desire for more exploration. Just like the first sentence above says. Travel begets travel. Exploring b…
 
Self-limiting language leads to self-limiting behavior. As long as you're saying things that support why you can't or shouldn't be doing something, the easier it is to not do it. Episode 31 features the top five excuses we hear from people who say they'd love to be living a work from anywhere lifestyle, but can't: Kids Job doesn’t allow for it Too …
 
Our first time driving in the UK! Was it a white-knuckler? Or super easy, barely an inconvenience? Jon shares his biggest challenges driving from the passenger seat (in the US) and on the left side of the road, and it has nothing to do with actual driving! We rented a car and took a spontaneous trip north with the intention of spending the night, u…
 
After six weeks in Edinburgh, yet only four outside of our apartment due to quarantine upon arrival, we've spent weekends exploring, dining and shopping, which means we're frequently hearing the English language with a Scottish flair, and we love it. This week we share some words and pronunciations we have grown to love (and now say) as well as a f…
 
Whether your journey to "someplace new" is in your hometown or on the other side of the world, don't wait for the perfect time to go for it. There's never been a better time to start something new than right now. When talking about our onward travel journey so far, the one thing we realized was how quickly the past two years have flown by. And it's…
 
What started as a short Q&A session, wound up including an update on covid restrictions that make sense and work brilliantly in Edinburgh, a follow up on last week's episode with Alex's response and appreciation, and Karen's Edinburgh shopping binge and renewed love affair with Amazon (after a two-year break). The big three questions we've been ask…
 
Want to travel long-term like we do? Before you say "Sure, but I can't ..." you need to listen to this episode — especially to hear Alex's story. Alex is a barber at Edinburgh's Rag and Bone who cut Jon's hair last week, and he shared how he changed his life following a moment of inspiration about what he didn't want to do. His story resonated so m…
 
After months of lockdowns and quarantines (March 20-August 6), we finally had a chance to get out and explore again, and boy did we! Saturday and Sunday were jammed packed, as we walked over 40,000 steps exploring Edinburgh. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed. So, for episode 25 of From Sumplace New, we want to share our initial impressions f…
 
When we left Seattle on July 31, 2018, we were long-term travel neophytes with very little understanding of how this working and traveling lifestyle would impact us. Two years later, we know, and we're going to share the 10 things we've learned about ourselves and how being location-independent wanderers enriches our lives. Here is what we cover in…
 
Nearly four days of travel: 16.5-hour car ride, 32.5-hour layover, 13.5-hour flight, 13-hour layover, 2-hour flight. It absolutely could have been a royal pain in the ass (but only the car ride was a literal pain in the ass). After a ton of research and preparation, we knew we did everything possible to make our journey from Bariloche to Buenos Air…
 
Episode 22 of From Sumplace New takes the podcast into the mystical realm when Jon shares his profound experience during our visit to the ancient Maya ruins at Chichén Itzá in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It was moving for both of us, but Jon had a totally different vibe, literally. After sharing what happened with our guide, Jon asked about the "sk…
 
With only a week left before we leave Bariloche and South America, it's the perfect time to reflect on what we'll remember most about our time in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. We've whittled it down to eight primary topics (it very easily could have been 38): Cost of living People Historical Sites Food Geography Traditions Transit Sou…
 
This episode answers the big question we've been asking ourselves for three months: Where are we going next? We reveal what country we're heading to and why — and it was a challenging process that changed daily based on what country would let us in! We also answer questions we've been hearing regularly during our stay in Bariloche, Argentina, inclu…
 
Episode 19 was stirred by painful news: the diagnosis of a family member's terminal cancer. Learning about this was a kick in the gut and had us reflecting on what we are grateful for and why our health is so important to our ability to travel and work abroad. Karen shares several quotes about gratitude that inspire her, and we both discuss why rec…
 
This list represents items we would have said we couldn't live without several years ago. Choosing to travel changes your perspective on everything. You begin to understand the difference between routine and adventure; nice-to-haves and essentials; wishing and doing. Because the more we do, the less we need or want of the "things" that filled our l…
 
True or false? When traveling long-term like we do, it’s hard to meet people or make friends. False. And it's a no-brainer based on our experience. In this episode, we discuss how important making connections is, and how easy it can be when you make the effort. This applies to everyone, traveling or not. In hindsight, we kick ourselves for not maki…
 
We have never been more amped up than we are for this episode because it has become crystal clear that the current employment environment is opening doors for people to take their remote work on the road. Want proof? 77% of survey respondents of a recent survey expect the number of employees working primarily from home (at least three days a week) …
 
This episode continues the conversation from Episode 14 with Karen sharing the process she went through to prepare for our ongoing travel lifestyle. There are tips to help you start you on a path of minimalism, and tips she recommends for while you're on the road. We also introduce a new segment called "The best thing to happen to me last week" and…
 
For episode 14 of "From Sumplace New," Jon interviews Karen about her journey toward minimalism — the challenge of being a clothing and decor aesthete who had to whittle down her stuff before hitting the road with the just the basics. The obstacles were plenty and the struggles real, but the transition was well worth it. In the end, Jon may be more…
 
Listen in on a candid interview with my personal friend and Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Vivian Vega, as she helps us eliminate the debate and get to the truth of what's really going on with the COVID19 pandemic. Are the statistics we're hearing accurate? Are masks really a good idea, or are they bad for us? How Airborne is the virus? And wha…
 
Day 59 of "Bariloche Lockdown" is also time for episode 13 of "From Sumplace New" — the one where Karen and Jon talk about how their perspective of international travel has transformed dramatically during their journey from Seattle to Mexico and South America. Three years ago, international travel meant vacations to tourist destinations every 2-3 y…
 
On January 31, 2019 — a day many people were glad had arrived due to the crappy year 2019 turned out to be (if we only knew what was coming our way!) — Jon had his brand new smart phone stolen in a busy street market in Santiago, Chile. Not swiped from a table or picked from his pocket, but grabbed and wrestled from his hands. How did this happen, …
 
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