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Kristin Addis

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The Path Less Traveled. 8+ Years Of Solo World Travel with Kristin Addis - 024

Not Most People

In this episode, I'm joined by Kristin Addis, the solo female traveler behind BeMyTravelMuse.com, which now has over 5 million readers/year and is the world's most widely-read travel blog for women. A native Californian and former investment banker, she sold off her old life in 2012 with a one-way ticket to Thailand. Since then, she's traveled the world for the last 8 years on her own, visiting dozens of countries, every continent outside of Antarctica, all while building her blog and business from the road. She was selected by USA Today as a top vagabonding blogger and has been featured in Business Insider, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and BuzzFeed, among others.Tune in for a fun and insightful conversation filled with profound life lessons that you can only learn by traveling the world and experiencing other cultures while building an ultra-successful blog and business from scratch.Disclaimer: You may end up booking multiple travel trips immediately after listeningWhat You'll LearnWhat it's like traveling the world solo as a femaleWhy she left her life as an investment banker in Southern   California to travel the world on her ownThe biggest travel misconceptions that keep people from seeing the worldHow she built a blog from scratch that is now the #1 travel blog for women in the worldHow Americans tend to have a very limited view on travel compared to most other culturesHow to find a balance between making money and finding freedomThe most powerful life lessons learned from extended world travelHow travel is not nearly as most people think it is How travel as a lifestyle is completely different from travel as a vacationThe future of travel in a post-covid worldThe importance of travel when you're young and gaining a worldwide perspective Connect With KristinCheck Out Her Top-Ranked BlogKristin's YouTubeFind Kristin on InstagramGet More Involved In The Not Most People CommunityLeave A Review  On iTunesStay Up To Date By Joining The Not Most People InsidersJoin The Not Most People Facebook Community Follow Not Most People On InstagramConnect With BradleyBradley's InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/notmostpeople)


12 Jul 2021

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HTL 056: Problem-Solving Skills You Acquire From Solo Travel, with Kristin Addis


#56 - Today’s topic is apropos as life is returning to normal and people are venturing out again. We are going to talk about the skills you learn when you travel. Travel, remember that? As the world is returning to normal, people are ready to get back out there, and there is a lot to be gained by world travel. It is a unique education that can provide you with skills that will serve you for life. In this podcast, we are going to talk about some of those skills.My guest today is Kristin Addis. Kristin is the founder of the blog, Be My Travel Muse, which is the most read female travel blog in the world!She has a unique story of how this came about, starting with a one-way ticket to Bangkok. She will describe how she did it, what she has learned as a result, and how she puts that education to use every day in her now very successful business.Show notes can be found at:howtolife.com/056


25 May 2021

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#8 Kristin Addis (Be My Travel Muse) - Hitchhiking, Humpbacks, and Escaping Golden Handcuffs

The Inertia Network Podcast: Break Your Inertia

Travelling extensively for the last 8 years, Kristin Addis (Be My Travel Muse) has built an incredible resource for women to feel empowered through travel and exploration. We got the chance to talk to her about how she left her corporate life to start her adventure, her thoughts on social media, and her experiences swimming with humpbacks in French Polynesia.


23 Jun 2020

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Ep.435 ~ Building an Online Business Around Solo Female Travel ~ Kristin Addis

The Business Method Podcast: High-Performance & Entrepreneurship

Kristin Addis ~ Founder of Be My Travel Muse ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers The dream for so many people is to be able to travel the world, blog about their travels and make money online. For so many people, it seems like an impossible quest, but the truth is, today it is more of a reality than ever before. Our guest today is one woman that forged that life for herself. She was burnt out working as an investment banker and decided that she was going to travel the world and blog about her adventures. After a couple of years, the blog started to take off and now Kristin Addis is the mind behind Be My Travel Muse, a blog about and for female solo travelers. She spent years on the road traveling solo and sharing her story and what she learned with other women that wanted to do the same.  Be My Travel Muse is considered an authority on solo traveling in destinations worldwide. The blog is a widely-read travel website geared towards solo female and intrepid travelers who like to have authentic, independent travel experiences. Kristin has built her blog into a full fledge business with multiple sources of income and a community of followers that she inspires. Throughout the podcast today, we chat with Kristin about what it was like traveling the world solo and building an online business. How she made this blog successful, how she added multiple sources of revenue for the business, how she manages her social media and the traffic she gets from her social media and of course, how she manages influence as a successful entrepreneur.  02:00: Who is Kristin Addis? 08:23: How Kristin Became a Location Independent Entrepreneur 09:23: The Inception of the Be My Travel Muse Blog 17:09: The Perks of Being a Solo Female Traveler 19:59: Kristin’s Main Sources of Revenue 21:50: The Process of Scaling to Profitability 29:00: Kristin on Her Long Term Goals 37:05: Kristin’s Daily Routine 49:09: Tips on How To Handle Adversity 51:07: Where to Find Kristin Contact Info: Website: https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/ Instagram: @bemytravelmuse


8 Jan 2020

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Be vulnerable & give readers what they need most: The Kristin Addis Story

Dramatic Travels: Entrepreneurs

Travel blogger and photographer Kristin Addis shares her journey to becoming a top authority and influencer in solo female travel.Kristin discusses the importance of being vulnerable, how gratitude keeps her focused, and how listening to her audience helps her create the perfect products.RESOURCESKristin’s Photo Muse Masterclass teaches you to take professional-level photos with you in them.Kristin’s book Conquering Mountains: How to Solo Travel the World Fearlessly. CONNECT WITH KRISTINWeb BeMyTravelMuse.comInstagram @bemytravelmuseFacebook @BeMyTravelMuseTwitter @bemytravelmuse


26 Sep 2018

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EP 29 Kristin Addis: Taking Over the World, One Country at a Time

Limitless Grit Podcast

Kristin Addis is a normal girl from Southern California who has been adventuring around the globe nonstop since September 2012. She has hitchhiked solo across China, she has been invited to countless events by locals, climbed some of the tallest mountains in the world, done some of the deepest SCUBA dives, did a 35-day safari in Africa, spent two months hiking in Patagonia, and even became a Buddhist nun for 10 days. Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.GO TO LIMITLESSGRIT.COM FOR SHOW NOTESBook Recommended by Kristin:1.What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang KhyentseDocumentary Recommended by Kristin: 1. Crossing the Line


1 Oct 2017

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S5E8: The Ya Fish - Kristin Addis: Dreamer | Hitchhicker | Traveler

Backpack Digital

Kristin Addis trusts the world, and she trusts her truest self, the one who hides inside and waits until she is alone to reveal herself. She knows a great deal about solo female travel, having adventured around the world since 2012, and she believes wholeheartedly in talking to strangers and in taking leaps. She offers support to anyone who will listen: if you don’t feel as though you’re understood, or if you don’t know where to look, there are people all around the world who will offer you opportunities to learn who you really are. Solo travel is the purest opportunity to discover yourself.  In March 2014, Kristin Addis found herself in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The snow was blasting her, filling up the grounds surrounding her with white, and Kristin herself was low on money. She had to hitchhike her way eight or nine hours back to her site, and she was in a small town, so not a lot of people were presenting her with travel opportunities. Being a foreign girl in China, though, does have its advantages, and one particular group pulled over their nice car and buckled her in for a white-knuckled ride. An hour outside the city, they stopped to eat with her, which is typically a normal experience, but this was not the case on that day. Instead, she selected a large, living fish to eat, and experienced an incredibly uncommon waitress. Her dinner was ridiculous, and her leftovers were maybe even a little dangerous. In the end, she was just this random girl from California, hitchhiking in a remote part of the world, who ended up with an unexpected gift or two at the end of the day.  Kristin Addis Advises: How Do I Know If I'm Ready to Travel? Kristin Addis is currently staying in Berlin before she goes to Africa, as she knew upon setting foot in Berlin that it would be the perfect environment for her new home base. She utilized a freelance visa, one of the many ways that a lot of the world is opening up when it comes to things like travel. The world, Kristin believes, is opening up travel and accessibility and opportunities to a large chunk of the world, which is better than the past circumstances. Kristin’s grandmother, like her, was a traveler, who shared her photo albums with Kristin. She was Kristin’s only traveling family member, and, in being so, she unconsciously inspired Kristin. After she passed away, Kristin and her mother found her journal and embraced her legacy, exploring the world as she saw it, and imparting their own experiences, as well. Any place exists how you experience it, how you document it, and what you get out of it.  Kristin firmly embraced her travel bug, spending summers abroad, saving her money, burning her bridges and returning to Asia where she felt she belonged. She wanted to learn about different cultures in depth; she moved without support and immersed herself. She stuck it out, and was amazing by her own ability to embrace different experiences and a new way of life.  Get in Touch with Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital


8 May 2017

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Ep 43: Solo Traveler with Kristin Addis

Keep Your Daydream

Are you planning your first trip alone? Are you unsure where to start or worried about safety? Kristin Addis joins KYD to explore solo traveling and shares how she took the leap from her 9-5 to sustaining full-time travel blogging and adventure. What started out as a passion project has evolved into a top rated blog and a book called Conquering Mountains. Kristin was encouraged from a perfect stranger to pursue her travel dreams and now she’s ready to encourage you! How about sharing KYD with your friends! Copy the iTunes or Android link below and text the link to a friend so they can Subscribe! iTunes: http://bit.ly/kydit 
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8 Nov 2015

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Podcast 215: Kristin Addis: An Inspiring Lifestyle Career Built On Freedom

Business Coaching With Join Up Dots - Online Business Success The Easy Way !

Todays guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast interview is one of those ladies, who will inspire so many people out there that would love to leave the safety of their positions and travel the world feeling inspired.The kind of freedom that comes with choices and excitement at every turn.Your sitting at your work and you start wondering where you could go if you weren't chained to the desk.Your mind wanders. You love the image. But then you shake it off and get back to living in the real world.Well our guest today had those same feeings but instead of staying in the office environment, following the career she had created, she made living in the real world all about travelling new paths, experiencing adventure on every corner and having a kick ass life.She was an investment banker in California and worked in the stressful environment until she realised that it was burn out time.She realised that she had travelled a path that was not for her, and as Duran Duran once sang "Im on a ride and I wanna get off, but they won't slow down the roundabout"So she jumped off the roundabout herself.,bought a one way ticket to Thailand, sold her belongings and left everything she knew behind on September 27, 2012, with nothing but a carry-on backpack.She had never done this before, and certainly had never travelled on her own, but she still did it.Was she scared to say goodbye to everything ?Was she able to plan enough to make sure that she wasn't literlaly going into the unknown?And of course the key question that everyone will want to now is how has she managed to fund the travelling lifestyle?Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, on the top rated business podcast, the one and only Kristin Addis.


29 Nov 2014

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103: Trek the Annapurna Circuit with Kristin Addis

The Travelers

After growing up in Southern California, Kristin Addis found herself an investment banker who couldn’t ignore the call to adventure. So in 2012, after a year-long recovery from a debilitating shoulder surgery helped her realize she wasn't satisfied with her career, she quit her job, got rid of her stuff, and chose experiences instead, hitting the road independently to explore without guide books and using just her wits. Today she writes about what she finds at her travel blog, Be My Travel Muse, covering her experiences on the road and helping others to do the same, in her series So You Want to Be a Travel Blogger. I’m excited to learn more about how someone can make the bold decision to quit a lucrative career for a much more challenging, albeit personally rewarding, lifestyle - and what solo-travel has meant for her. She even took on the Annapurna Circuit without a guide and in this episode, you'll hear she did it and how you can to. What We Cover: How shoulder surgery helped Kristin realize her priority was to see the world, not pursue an unfulfilling career. When she realized she was not going back and that she could create a new career from her blog. Even though she travels solo, she explains how she's rarely alone. Explore further: Be My Travel Muse @bemytravelmuse Kristin's post on Burning Man How to Prepare for the Annapurna Circuit The Annapurna Circuit Without a Guide Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you! Your FeedbackIf you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.Thank you so much for your support! The post 103: Trek the Annapurna Circuit with Kristin Addis appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.


26 Sep 2014