The Power of Saying ‘Yes’ First – Dean Kuchel

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“I travel solo but I don’t travel alone”

In this episode, Dean Kuchel of whereisdean talks about finding his community while traveling around the world, and how a nomad lifestyle is actually less about “travel” but more of just “going about his life” for him. He shares tips on being proactive and how you can meet people, and spark conversations.

We dive into mindset and mentality – how you should never operate from the position of fear and why saying “Yes” first can lead you to some of your best life experiences. We also talk about the change in life phrases and how covid has impacted various groups in different ways. Most importantly, we touch on “freedom” and what it can actually mean.

  • 00:42: Introduction
  • 05:20: Transiting to remote work
  • 09:30: Nomad scene in Israel
  • 15:18: Common concerns for people transiting to nomadic life
  • 18:33: Handling loneliness and meeting people in travel and life
  • 25:20: Travel on your own terms and find your experiences
  • 28:54: The mindset of saying “Yes” and how it changes your thought flow

  • 32:41: Don’t operate with fear
  • 38:41: Building communities and connections – I travel solo but not alone
  • 46:10: Bali as a destination
  • 51:24: Life transition of a digital nomad
  • 55:29: It has always been about Freedom, not travel
  • 1:00:47: Decentralizing life
  • 1:04:00: Quick travel and remote work tips by Dean Kuchel




Book Your Flight

I usually use a combination of 2-3 of the following search engines to find cheap flights: Skyscanner, Momondo, Google Flights

Find Your Accommodation is my usual platform for finding accommodation options as they have one of the largest selections. Hostelworld is great for booking hostels. For more private or long term accommodation, Airbnb is my go-to platform.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances. I usually look at a few insurance companies depending on my travel needs.
  • SafetyWings for Travel Health Insurance
  • IMG Global for added Insurance when doing activities outside of usual coverage
Packing for your trip? Check out the packing list for ideas on what to bring

For more travel resources, check out my resources page for best platforms and companies to use when you travel.

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This is Rax. For over a decade, I have traveled to over 60 countries - from a budget backpacker to a business traveler, expat and then a digital nomad. You can find insights and perspectives from myself and other world travelers that will inspire your journey of discovery.


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