In this episode I give you Paul Hoffman.
A world traveler on a minimal budget, Paul is nothing if not innovative and resourceful. He left his lucrative career as a commodities trader in London for a simple life in Santa Fe. Through different financial instruments and career choices, he lives a life focused on personal growth and exploration.
- Why Paul chose bartending as a career [6:45 & 13:45]
- The decision to leave a lucrative career as a commodities trader [10:20]
- His understanding of the role of material things in our lives [18:55]
- Advice on safe travel [22:05]
- Traveling in the Soviet Union and Leningrad [25:08]
- Visiting Recife (‘heh-see-fee’), rather than Rio de Janeiro, for a local’s experience of Carnival [31:02]
- The virtues of Airbnb and VRBO [32:28]
- Tips on using Airbnb [36:25]
- Credit card churning: leveraging credit cards to fund all of your travel [38:20 & 51:39]
- Recommendations on off-the-radar and/or inexpensive places to travel [43:23]
- Keeping things simple at home to “afford” travel [47:13]
SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
- Learn more about Airbnb and VRBO
- Learn more about Recife, Brazil
- Read Paul’s guest blog post on credit card churning
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