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Meet your hosts, Al & Leanne Elliott, a husband and wife team who’ve been travelling full time since 2017. After visiting 43 different countries and 159 towns and cities, it’s safe to say they’ve heard plenty of juicy stories of people who live life on their terms (we call it ’Living sideways’). QUICK NOTE: This podcast was formerly called ’Thravellers’ but the pandemic taught us that travel is not the only way to live life differently - hence the name change! So join us for weekly episodes ...
 
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In this episode, we talk about our last 7 weeks where we've been living and working in Split, Croatia. We talk about the areas we liked (and those we didn't), the general cost of things (including rent), and Lea brings back the Factoids segment with some facts about Split. NOTE: This is following our new format of podcast episodes that are either a…
 
In this episode, we reflect on how we've lived & worked together as a couple for almost 10 years, without having (too many) arguments. We outline the 7 principles and hacks that ensure we stay sane and happy. NOTE: This is following our new format of podcast episodes that are either about: WHY you want to live & work abroad (last week) HOW to live …
 
In this episode we talk to the amazing Mayaan & Gal from Smoozitive who specialise in helping people take that first scary step from comfortable home-life to a strange, exciting and brand new world as a Nomad or Ex-pat. Join as we talk about belonging, making friends, reverse ex-patting (where you go back to your home country) and the 'Fire Game' (…
 
We've recently fucked up a bit. We normally do quite a bit of research on the area we're going to live before committing to a longer (3 weeks or more) rental, but this time we did not, and it's bitten us in the arse (quite literally for our poor dog peanut who was attacked this week by another neighbourhood dog). So, in this episode, we give you th…
 
In this episode, we reveal our brand new roadmap for anyone wanting to live and work abroad. In addition, we actually go through the 9 questions ourselves. You see, last week we left our lovely house in Istria, and are spending the final 5 weeks of our visa in Split (Croatia), before heading off to test Portugal as a potential place to live. So you…
 
You might have noticed that we've been missing for 3 weeks... That's 'cos we went away for 4 days and ended up staying away for almost 4 weeks. In this episode, we look at why we ran away, what we learnt and how this could be useful if you're considering living and working abroad. --- Get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslif…
 
This episode is the final part of the 3 questions you MUST ask before living & working abroad. The three questions are: Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (Released 2 weeks ago) Episode 66: How do you live and work abroad? (Released last week) Episode 67: Where in the world can you work and live abroad? (This one!) HINT: If you’ve…
 
This episode is part 2 of 3 of the 3 questions you MUST ask before living & working abroad. The three questions are: Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (Released last week) Episode 66: How do you live and work abroad? (This episode) Episode 67: Where in the world can you work and live abroad? (Coming next week) HINT: If you’ve not…
 
In this episode, we get really honest (and quite passionate) about planning a life where you live and work abroad. So today is part 1 of 3 of our series we've tentatively called, '50 Days To Freedom' which looks at the 3 questions you should ask (and in which order): The three questions are: Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (Thi…
 
I've literally never seen Leanne so excited! Today we have one of her heroes as a guest who's here to help us be more resilient as we face the inevitable highs and lows of 2022. Dr Audrey Tang is a leading Chartered Psychologist in well-being, resilience and positive psychology - she's also a coach, trainer, author AND a TikTok superstar who dishes…
 
Let's face it, January is a bit shit for most of us. Cold weather, clothes that no longer fit, and the debauchery of Christmas is but a distant memory. So we're bringing on an amazing psychologist, author & speaker who will talk about how to manage your mental health, particularly when living or working abroad. Look out for the interview coming up …
 
Meet Alex Haddow, a candidate for The Most Interesting Man in The World award. He's not only been a professional footballer but he's represented England in both football & fishing, played for a Canadian team, lectured at a UK university and set up a successful sports physio clinic in the Austrian Alps. Oh, and he's not even 40 yet*. I think you'll …
 
What can we say about our upcoming guest? He's done it all, but he's also really humble and just about the most honest guest we've ever had. Look out for our new episode in 48 hours with the amazing, inspirational and above-all honest ex-pat, Alex Haddow.Av A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
We fkin did it!!!! 25 episodes over 25 days - it's Christmas morning and we've already started on the sauce*. We just popped in to wish you all a Happy Christmas, and hope you're having a great day so far. We're off to eat duck and drink some special wine (Grimalda Red, a cuvee from the amazing Istrian winery, Matošević). Sretan Božić everyone! ---…
 
In this episode, we asked some of our former guests to record a short voice note about what they were doing this Christmas, so you'll hear how other ex-pats celebrate Christmas across the world. --- Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, o…
 
I bet we know what you're not thinking... "Why have the Sideways guys never done a quiz as an episode?" 'Cos the format doesn't really work, is the answer. But we still gave it a go. So grab a pen and a bit of paper and play along with us as we answer 7 questions posed by the Quiz Queen, Louise... --- Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searchin…
 
What do we think will happen to travel, and what will change for those who want to live & work abroad? Join us today as we give you 9 predictions for 2022. --- Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, on instagram: @aside…
 
In a fairly emotional episode, we realise we've talked a lot about feeling sad about spending Christmas away from our families, but we've not necessarily thought about how our families feel about us not being there. So not only do we read out some of the great comments from our regular listeners, but we play a voice message from Al's mum, who not o…
 
We get asked a lot of questions about living and working abroad. We've been doing it since 2013, so that's not a massive surprise. In this episode, we answer 5 of the most common. Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, …
 
Today we talk about giving back through volunteering, specifically as an ex-pat. Our Christmas song of the Day is Tom Walker, 'For Those Who Can't Be Here'. All proceeds from purchases and streams go to the Samaritans charity, so click this link to give a few pennies. Links: - Kath's Charity talking to older people, on the phone: https://www.thesil…
 
Lea doesn't feel well today, I'm an old man, and therefore grumpy everyday. So today we embrace the Christmas spirit, and riff about things we really don't like about Christmas, whilst giving you some unpopular opinions about Christmas. (Based on BBC Radio 1's excellent, 'Unpopular Opinions' segment.) Oh, and Geoff does not come off well, at all. -…
 
Basically, today is all about taking the piss out of ourselves for being the polar* opposite of minimalist travellers. Listen as we explain about all the ridiculous things we travel with. Yes, we have an ice-cream maker and two coffee machines... *Topical! Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewa…
 
Follow along with Podmas on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, on instagram: @asidewayslifeAv A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
Before you get all judgy, we're not saying we're super healthy. But in 2021, we did start to work on both our mental and physical health, and in today's episode, we explain what's changed. Things mentioned in the podcast: Mobile gym - resistance bands - Bionix Pull Up Assistance Bands 3 Pack Set Travel BagResistance bands - £18https://www.amazon.co…
 
Being an ex-pat or travelling long-term is f'kin cool... but also can be a lonely life. Our guest today, Cindy Gelpi, posted about exactly this on a recent FB group we're part of, and we though, 'We HAVE to talk to you.' Join us for some hard questions, some honest truths and, hopefully, a great interview. Follow Cindy on Instagram @SailingOffSomew…
 
The honest guide to Southern Europe in Winter.... Southern Europe in summer is glorious - we all know that. But there's a reason why you can get some incredible bargains in the winter months - it's frickin' freezing. Today we give you some tips if you're thinking about a 12 month let in southern Europe. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A S…
 
We went rogue! Went for a few hot wines in Pula today, and thought, 'Fuck it, let's do a live podcast episode'. So we did. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, on instagram: @asidewayslife…
 
Regular listeners will know that we should be somewhere in France by now on our way to our families, but thanks to the C-Word, we're not going back the UK this Christmas. So join us as we chat about what we ARE going to do over the festive period. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, an…
 
We look forward to your letters... Today we talk about whether the song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is bad or not. Which leads to dog treatment in other countries, mansplaining, veganism and even Muslims in the UK. Yep - our most controversial episode yet.. Feel free to sent hate mail (or support) via Instagram @asidewayslife. Follow along on Spotify…
 
If you've ever travelled, then you'll know what we mean we say 'WTF Moments', which we've loosely associated to the unorthodox number one from 2009. Listen as we talk about storms, falling down holes, Bulgarian helicopters and Croatian Uber drivers. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, …
 
Today we talk about the Christmas drinks both us, and our families, enjoy this time of year. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, on instagram: @asidewayslifeAv A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
Movies & TV over Christmas... that's what we're talking about today. Not much to say here, except you'll learn what our top 3 movies are, learn what you should watch on TV and discover our recommendation for a decent 'box set' that we're pretty sure you'll love. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife…
 
Want to take your pet on holiday? We've got you. See below for links to things we've talked about. And send us a DM on Instagram for a copy of our AirBnB hacks. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, tell us if we're wrong, or missed anything, on instagram: @asidewayslife Li…
 
We've spent every winter in Europe since 2013, so we've seen our fair share of snowy cities. Today, we sum up our favourites. To add a bit of spice, Lea did a poll on Instagram asking what you thought, and you'll hear the results here. Follow along on Spotify by searching for 'A Sideways Christmas', or go to ASidewaysLife.com/Podmas, and, as ever, …
 
Welcome to Day 4 of our 25 day Podmas special. We went out and bought a real Christmas tree and decorations today, so, for us, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... ...which is handy, as that's the Christmas Song today's episode is themed around. We're in real danger of looking like we've planned this out. Follow along on Spotify by searc…
 
We lived in Spain for almost 5 years so we saw our fair share of festive fun, so our 'Christmas Song of the Day' is obviously Feliz Navidad. In today's episode, we go over what the Spanish eat, how they decorate, when they exchange presents and Lea even makes up a new word! Follow our Christmas playlist on Spotify which features each Christmas song…
 
Welcome to Day 2 of 25 of Podmas... We're recording an episode a day on the run up the 25th December, with each skewed towards living and working abroad around Christmas time. We mention loads of gift ideas here - go to ASidewaysLife.com/Tree to see our full list. As ever, send us your feedback thoughts and abuse on Instagram: @ASidewaysLife…
 
Welcome to day one of Podmas!! (25 days of podcasts). --> SUBSCRIBE ON SPOTIFY HERE: https://asidewayslife.com/podmas We’re going to bring you an episode a day in December right through to Christmas Day... AND we’ll be theming every episode around one of our 25 favourite Christmas songs. Today’s episode is based on the Mariah classic, ‘All I want f…
 
Welcome to part 2 of our catchily-titled series, 'How to make money whilst working or living abroad'. Today we chat with David McNeill, originally from the states, who not only has been working abroad for years for multiple different companies, he's also recently started a business whilst living in Portugal. We also delve into how Leanne managed to…
 
Probably the number one question we get is this: "How do I make money whilst travelling or living abroad?" Over the next two weeks, we talk to two fabulous guests about how they make money (in very different ways), and then we also tell you how we, ourselves, make money whilst living abroad. So, this week, we chat with Will Bruton. Go on then, pres…
 
By popular demand... You've been asking us how to make money whilst living abroad. In the first of a 2 part series, we talk to the effortlessly cool Will Bruton to see how he does it. Full episode in 2 days!Av A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
James Cave runs one of the most comprehensive (and popular) websites for anyone thinking of moving to, or living in, Portugal: Portugalist.com In this episode, he spills the beans on: Where in Portugal to live What the score is with Visas (especially for third-country nationals like us Brits) How the tax works Where to get more information He also …
 
If you Google anything to do with living in, or moving to, Portugal, then you'll no doubt see Portugalist.com come up as the top result. We managed to secure a full interview with James Cave, the founder - watch out for episode 34 which is published in the next couple of days!Av A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
Meet Hugues Bureau & Random (the dog). We had a great chat about: Travelling around Europe on a motorbike with a dog What friends and family think of his adventure Most beautiful places to ride a bike in the Balkans And much more. Sorry about the slight hiss - I think I messed up our mic settings - should be fixed for next week. Links: Website: htt…
 
Nope, it's not a corny joke - it's the actual life Hugues Bureau leads! Coming up on Thursday, there's a fabulous interview with Hugues where we talk about everything from working remotely, to what people say when he turns up in their village with a dog in a sidecar. Think you're gonna like this one.…
 
Melissa Paul is very cool for a number of reasons: As we said, the first person to be granted the new DN visa in Croatia She runs the most popular FB group in Istria for ex-pats and Digital Nomads She rescues cats She's got a great story Even if you don't intend to live in Croatia, there are still some great lessons here for anyone wanting to live …
 
We call her 'patient zero'. She calls herself Melissa. The world calls her the Digital Nomad OG! Coming up on Thursday, listen to our full interview with the very first Digital Nomad visa holder in Croatia. You're gonna love this one!Av A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
 
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