#13: Becky Gillespie - The Art and Science of Podcast
Avila Spaces Podcast
This episode is in English*The RESTART your business, RECHARGE your life project, aims to share themes that we consider important for the Avila Spaces Community. These informal conversations are filled with new strategies and different ways of living and working, focusing on motivation and the rise of your potential! Every week we will receive a different guest in our Business Lounge for a LIVE chit-chat about BUSINESS and WELL-BEING on Facebook and Instagram @ 6PM!Becky Gillespie, CEO, Founder, and Host at The School of Travels, was our guest and talked about the world of Podcast, where she gave us some tips on how to set up a podcast channel and shared her personal experience with her own podcast channel..Check out our events at https://avilaspaces.com/en/events/Avila Spaces is considered the best coworking space in Lisbon. Our services also include virtual offices and private offices.
92: Becky Gillespie on Rappelling into the World’s Largest Cave, Living in Japan for 12 Years and Falling in Love with Shimokitazawa
The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles
In this episode, Becky Gillespie talks about her experience growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, studying abroad in Europe and then deciding to move to Tokyo at age 22. She shares her experience upon arrival and her subsequent choice to stay in Tokyo for 12 years before becoming a full-time digital nomad. Matt and Becky discuss the food scene in Tokyo and also talk about their experiences in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Naoshima. Becky then shares some of her most epic travel experiences including trekking Everest Basecamp, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and repelling down into Hang Son Doong—the world’s largest cave—in Vietnam. After traveling to 69 countries, she shares her top tips for female solo-travelers. Becky then talks about her podcast, The School of Travels. And finally, she discusses her new book: Shimokitazawa: A Tokyo Beginner's Guide to the World's Most Walkable Neighborhood.Becky explains why Shimokitazawa is her favorite neighborhood, why this one small section of Tokyo deserves its own 200+ page book, and what made her fall in love with the neighborhood and choose to live there for 9 years. FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT: www.TheMaverickShow.com
I met Becky Gillespie on The Nomad Cruise, and we became good friends quickly. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Becky Gillespie has been living abroad since the age of 22, when she moved to Tokyo. The plan was to spend one year working as a teacher, but one year turned into 12. Becky is writing a book about the part of Tokyo she ended up staying in and loving so much. The title will be "Shimokitazawa: Your Guide to the World's Most Walkable Neighborhood". She became a digital nomad in 2017 and is now a freelance editor and host of The School of Travels Podcast, where she interviews people about what travel has to teach us about life, love, work, and all the in-between. I had the pleasure of being a guest in episode 31. In this chat, we talk about Japan and some of the places she visited since she became a full-time traveler two years ago. We also talk about The Rickshaw Challenge – a ten-day trip driving yourself in a tuk-tuk through India – and about meeting again in South Africa in April attending Africa Burn outside Cape Town.
Jeg mødte Becky Gillespie på Nomad Cruise, og vi blev rigtig gode venner. Hun er oprindeligt fra Cincinnati, Ohio, men har boet i udlandet siden hun var 22, hvor hun flyttede til Tokyo. Det var planen at være der ét år, men det endte med at blive 12. Hun er i gang med at skrive en bog om det nabolag i Japans hovedstad, som hun endte med at elske og blive så længe i. Den kommer til at hedde: "Shimokitazawa: Your Guide to the World's Most Walkable Neighborhood". I 2017 blev hun digital nomade og fuldtids-rejsende. Hun er freelance korrekturlæser og vært på podcasten The School of Travels Podcast, hvor hun interviewer sine gæster om hvad rejser har lært dem om livet, kærlighed, arbejde og alt derimellem. Jeg havde fornøjelsen af at være gæst i episode 31. I denne snak kommer vi omkring Japan og mange af de steder hun har besøgt siden hun blev fuldtidsrejsende. Vi taler også om The Rickshaw Challenge – en 10-dages køretur på 1000 km gennem Indien i en tak-tuk, og om at vi nok snart mødes igen ved Africa Burn i nærheden af Cape Town.
This week on the podcast we are jumping back into our series of episodes on our favorite cities around the world, and as you can see from the title, it is Tokyo!! We first visited Tokyo in 2017 and visited twice during our time in Japan. Since then, it has stayed right at the top of cities we want to go back to, and right near the top of the list for our favorite cities. We have spent about 2 weeks in Tokyo all together, so we wanted to bring on someone who truly knows the in's and out's of the city. Luckily we have a good friend (and previous guest) that lived there for 10 years, Becky Gillespie! Music Credit: Bensound.com
Becky Gillespie is originally from the US, but has been living in Tokyo for 10 years. As part of our pre-Japan preparation, we wanted to interview her about life in Japan. Becky first traveled to Japan to teach English through a company called Nova, and at that point, she had only planned one year in Japan. One year turned to two, and then after a couple of years she made the transition into accounting. Now, she has made the transition back to teaching in a different capacity, and got her permanent residency in Japan. On this episode, Becky shares what first brought her to Tokyo, what her life has been like in Tokyo over the last 10 years, what she has learned about Japanese culture, what she loves about living in Japan and what has kept her there. Becky also gives tips and recommendations for first time visitors like us, and much more! If you are planning a trip to Japan, or curious what life as a foreigner is like in Japan, you don't want to miss this episode. Enjoy! If you enjoy the podcast, join the community on Facebook, Instagram + sign up for the monthly newsletter. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by YOU - this listener of the show! We just changed up our rewards on Patreon, and becoming a supporter of the show has never been better. Did someone say postcard from an exotic location? If you want to support the ongoing production of the show, please visit www.theworldwanderers.com/patreon/ Music Credits: www.bensound.com
In this special episode, I introduce a new segment of the podcast. I've decided to occasionally spotlight, and interview, members of the Living Unconventionally Facebook Community. We're going to hear about where they're at in their own Freedom Journey. Our first Community Member Spotlight is with Becky Gillespie, who is currently working three jobs in Tokyo and hopes to turn one of them into a location independent business that will allow her to become a true digital nomad. To find links to the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/135 To join the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group, just visit www.livingunconventionally.com/Facebook If you would like to support the Living Unconventionally Podcast, visit www.livingunconventionally.com/patreon to become a patron of the show on Patreon. Stalk Me On: LivingUnconventionally.com/Instagram LivingUnventionally.com/Twitter LivingUnconventionally.com/YouTube