Interview with Shannon O’Donnell
In 2006, Shannon left her home in Florida to head for the bright lights of Los Angeles. A couple of years later, she became a total pioneer.
She worked online and began traveling the world in 2008, and she hasn’t stopped.
Shannon was a digital nomad before it was a thing. She was also a lone female solo traveler looking for role models.
Instead of finding one, she’s become one.
Listen to Shannon talk about the changes she’s seen in. . . pretty much everything since she started her travels.
As she notes during the interview, “the entire culture has shifted.”
Learn how Shannon survived those early travel years, and how much easier it is today.
Thinking about becoming location independent? At minute 23, Shannon gives some great advice for getting started with a portable career.
And to help you on your travels, Kitty’s put together a downloadable Minimalist Packing List for you.
Resources from the Podcast
- A Little Adrift — Shannon’s website
- Minimalist Packing List PDF — free download
- World Nomads Travel Insurance — the insurance Shannon uses as she travels the world
- Is the Digital Nomad Life Right for You?
This interview with Shannon O’Donnell was sponsored by QuickBooks Self Employed. Click here to find out how they can help you spend more time creating and less time doing accounting.
Thanks for the great music! Our theme music is provided by SoundCloud, and we’re featuring artist ItIs Leanne, playing Corta-Jaca – tango brasileiro.
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Your co-hosts are Susanna Perkins (Anywhereist) and Kitty Navias.
Susanna’s a serial solopreneur, blogger, freelance writer, WordPress maven, and all-around portable career enthusiast. She developed her anywhereist lifestyle in an act of desperation following the US financial meltdown in 2009. During that time she’s moved 7 times, and worked from hundreds of locations at home and abroad.
Kitty’s a millennial with a lot of creative pursuits — she’s a musician, photographer, and writer. She’s traveled extensively, with plans for a lot more. On the show, Kitty will be providing us with tips and resources to keep our lives under control and moving in a forward direction as we become Anywhereists.
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