So how do world schoolers and remote travelers afford their lifestyle? Well, there are as many different answers as there are families and individuals. In today’s interview, Clint speaks with Karen M. Ricks, founder and head chef for Our Kitchen Classroom who travels full time with her family while working remotely as a chef.
0:54 – Introduction
Well, my name is Karen Rick’s and I am the head chef of Our Kitchen Classroom…
1:52 – Starting as a teacher and moving to Japan from Southern California
I am actually a professional educator originally by training and study. I have been a Montessorian…
4:13 – Becoming a chef – cooking school in Italy
And then this amazing opportunity to go to cooking school in Italy opened up and it was everything I had always dreamed of doing…
10:28 – Heading to Albania
Honestly, we came to Albania out of sheer curiosity when transitioning from our brick and mortar school in Japan, to our travels in Italy and beyond…
14:44 – How the family is handling travel
Well, the first and most important thing for me, is how we’re all really able to relate together as a family. And Albania really is a family friendly place…
20:06 – Challenges of working remotely around the world
Well, one of the biggest challenges, as I’m sure you know, it’s just coordinating schedules across multiple time zones…
21:54 – Advice for traveling and working remotely
You know, the best advice I can always give people, just something that I have to continually remind myself too, is to start before you’re ready…
23:34 – Reflections of traveling and working remotely full-time with a family
But what we’ve learned as we have been full time travelers now for the last three years, is that we were really spending that time practicing…
25:59 – What gear do you need working remotely
…this is gonna sound really strange because, as digital nomads we rely a lot on technology…
29:40 – Last words
I love seeing so many people who want to share this, you know, nomadic kind of location independent lifestyle…
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