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Ep 47 - The Suzannah Weiss Interview

As usual, the gringas are actively recruiting for the International Girl Squad, and in this episode Kelly is talking to writer and fellow digital nomad, Suzannah Weiss. Suzannah is a contributing editor for Complex and Teen Vogue, and her writing has been featured everywhere from Glamour to Vice to The Washington Post. Suzannah’s writing has taken her all over the world as she explores questions of sexuality. She’s done everything from go to clothing optional resorts to orgasmic meditation...


Ep 46 - Keeping it Weird in Amsterdam (Part 2)

In this episode, things get weird. Kari throws a surprise party that fails on multiple levels, Kelly goes on a date with an emotional con artist, and the ladies talk about their upcoming return to the United States. It looks like Workationing is going to become a real business, and the ladies are considering the Netherlands. Two lawyers and a team of Dutch accountants later, the Gringas are trying to figure out if Amsterdam should become their new home base. Subscribe...


Ep 45 - Keeping it Weird in Amsterdam (Part 1)

After a short hiatus to catch up on new business, Kari and Kelly are back – and have quite a few stories to share from the 2.5 months they’ve been in Amsterdam. Kari goes to Paris and Barcelona with the guy she’s been seeing, and the ladies knock out two bucket list items: seeing a sex show and captaining a boat through the canals. The Gringas get a few visitors, too: Kelly’s friends Sarah and Tim come to visit, and the ladies also play host to Suzannah Weiss, a prolific sex and...


Ep 44 - Gringas in a Strange Land 2: The Dutch-ening

Kari and Kelly are settling into their new digs in Amsterdam, and loving life on the canals. However, the culture shock factor is more than they bargained for. It turns out that even outside of Latin America, your girls still feel very much like gringas After finally figuring out that the extremely fancy spot two doors down is actually a gym, Kari and Kelly sign up to work on their fitness. The staff, however, is none too pleased with their insistence on wearing their yoga pants in off...


Ep 43 – We Made it to Amsterdam (And the Tinder Game is FIRE!)

After leaving Prague early, the ladies are posting up in Amsterdam for at least two months...assuming they ever get into their new apartment. Pro travel tip: if you’re going to be digital nomad-ing, look for rental agencies that cater to expats. You’re going to save 50% on monthly Airbnb rental fees this way. The ladies get to find out how European and American banking systems differ, and that difference keeps them in a hotel for several extra days. The Tinder game out here is on fire,...


Ep 42 – We Made it to Prague! (And Now We’re Leaving)

Kari and Kelly are finally getting to their European leg of Workationing – and they’re kicking it off in Prague (or actually, the hellish airport in Frankfurt, Germany). After missing their connecting flight and getting to spend an extra 8 hours touring the airport lounges in Frankfurt, the ladies arrive at their Airbnb in Prague, Czech Republic. As usual, things don’t go to plan. Due to “hot water issues” at the Airbnb they’d originally rented, they find themselves staying in the...


Ep 41 – Leaving Las Vegas and the Liberty Movement

Kelly and Kari have arrived in Prague, and now that they’ve had some time to reflect on their experiences at FreedomFest (and the experience of others – they received dozens of messages from other women in libertarianism outlining similar experiences with misogyny). Ultimately, Kari decides that she can no longer be part of a movement that tolerates disrespecting women to such an extensive degree. After 15 years in the liberty movement, it seems like a big decision – but it’s definitely...


Ep 40 – What Happens at FreedomFest in Vegas (Doesn’t Stay in Vegas)

Kari and Kelly are in Las Vegas for the FreedomFest conference, which apparently draws quite the male chauvinist crowd. The ladies detail their experiences at the conference – both Kari and Kelly were approached by different men at the conference, who asked the ladies to prostitute themselves. One man is the president of a libertarian think tank (he offered to fly Kelly to exotic locations in exchange for sex), the other is a fairly large donor (he asked Kari if she’d like to be his...


Road Trip Through the Desert to Bury our Dear Friend Dom (Bucket list #8-9)

Kari and Kelly are back from hiatus and coming in hot from the Paris hotel and resort in Las Vegas. In this episode, the ladies talk about about two bucket list items they crossed off on the way there: road tripping from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and burying their dear friend Dom in the desert. The ladies rent a fancy car, and inspired by the movie Fandango (starring THE Kevin Costner), they get a shovel and start digging a hole in the Mojave Desert to put Dom in. The plan is to come back...


Ep 38 – We Lost 105 Pounds!

In a time and place when you can lose weight from anywhere, two ladies in their mid-to-late 27s have decided to – and so far, Kelly and Kari have lost over 100 pounds this year (combined). The ladies have received many emails about their weight loss journey, and in this episode they talk about how they managed to lose the weight equivalent of a chubby fifth grader. Kelly’s about to get a full feature in Women’s Health for her efforts! Traveling the world while working as digital nomads,...


Ep 37 – Workationing’s 6-month Recap and Reflection

It’s been a year since Kari and Kelly decided to embark on the adventure that became Workationing, and six months since they’ve been on the road. It’s been quite a trip so far, and now that the ladies have been “out here” on the road for a while, they’re wondering why it took so long to make the jump. In the beginning, it seemed like all of the barriers to entry into this digital nomad travel lifestyle were insurmountable. However, as the ladies learned, once you take the first step and...


Ep 36 – Where We Went Wrong: The Acapulco Edition

Kari and Kelly have successfully escaped from Acapulco, and are in San Diego, California breathing the sweet air of American freedom. They left a few days earlier than planned, but it wasn’t soon enough. Several mistakes were made in the planning process of this leg of the Workationing adventure – chiefly, the ladies never should’ve landed in Acapulco in the first place. Once again, decision fatigue set in and led the Gringas somewhere weird – and unfortunately, that wasn’t the only error...


Ep 35 – Dear God, Get Us Out of Here!

The ladies HATE Acapulco, and can’t wait to get out. June was the deadliest month in Acapulco’s history, with 2,234 murders – it’s very murdery out here, and the Gringas are ready to leave. Aside from all the killing that goes on courtesy of the cartel activity in the area, there are other problems. Gabriela the Airbnb host has turned into a Code Red stalker, and has done everything from send a “real estate agent” in to take pics of the house (pre housekeeping service) to text message...


Ep 34 – Cartel Country 2: Gringas in Acapulco

Santiago is back in town (check out the Medellín episodes to get the full story on this character), and he came just in time to see Kari and Kelly through some sort of crazy food poisoning flu situation. Kelly finally Googles Acapulco, which – turns out – is the most dangerous city in Mexico, and has been since 2012. The ladies talk about some of the cartel activity that occurs in the Pearl of the Pacific, including: assassinations via jet ski, multiple heads on pikes outside of...


Ep 33 – Staying in John Wayne’s Sex Dojo (Bucket List #7: The Los Flamingos)

The ladies are having a hell of a time in Acapulco, and not in the good way. To escape from their Airbnb compound for a couple of days, they decided to hit up the local hotspot all of the cab drivers keep telling them about: The Los Flamingos Resort, which was once owned by John Wayne. The entire hotel is, pink, kitschy, and everything Kari’s ever dreamed of in a throwback resort. Formerly referred to as Hollywood Gang Hideaway (from 1950-1984), the resort – and in particular, Casa...


Ep 32 – We Made it to Acapulco, Mexico!

The ladies have gone from Montreal to Boston to live tweet from the Pride parade (work is tough sometimes), and have now settled into their Airbnb in Acapulco. How’d they find this place? It starts with, the Flo Rida music video for Whistle and a $177 one-way flight – and ends with some killer views and regrets. Acapulco is hot AF, and the sweat situation is making it a real challenge to stay hydrated. Kari got sick almost immediately upon arrival, and a stranger broke into the...


Ep 31 - Harsh Truths from Your Gringas

This one is mostly for the ladies, but guys, there’s lots for you to learn here, too. On this episode Kari and Kelly are talking about some of the harsh truths that they’ve come across while doing this whole intentional living thing. One of the harshest of these truths is that what you look like actually does matter — and not just in some abstract way. It actually affects every part of your life from how you are perceived by others (do they think you are likeable, trustworthy, and...


Ep 30 – Bitcoin, Ethereum & Altcoins (oh, my!): Hodling on to Cryptocurrency and Regret

Kari and Kelly have known about Bitcoin since the early got in, the other is hodling on to some bithurt. In this episode, the ladies talk about their histories with cryptocurrencies and the insane amount of regret they – and other people they know – have about not buying in soon enough (or not hodling on long enough). Don’t know what hodl means? No prob, Kelly’s got you covered with a dramatic reading of the HODL forum post that went viral. There’s also an acapella rendition of...


Ep 29 – Getting Unstuck: How to Escape a Shitty Situation

The most powerful force in the world is habit, and the ladies are creating some new ones for themselves. One of these habits is clocking 10,000 steps on their FitBits each day, which leaves a lot of time for talking. Specifically, talking about escaping. The Escape Room activity during Kelly’s birthday got the ladies thinking about ways in which they’ve been trapped, and ways they see their friends getting trapped in situations that prevent them from being happy, accomplishing goals and...


Ep 28 – Escape Room and Poker Tournament (Bucket List #5-6), Plus Kelly’s BD

Operation: Make Kelly Cry was a smashing success, and Kelly had one of the best 27th birthdays she’s ever had. To celebrate another year of being 27, the ladies had a bucket list weekend: two items crossed off of their bucket lists in two days. The first bucket list item was escaping the zombie apocalypse at A/MAZE Montreal, a big warehouse that features several different escape room scenarios. After being infected with the zombie virus, Kelly and Kari must escape out of a locked room,...


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