Sometimes I fantasize that all I own fits into one suitcase, and I have a remote job that I can do from anywhere.

It seems like a nice, free, life, full of possibility.

It also seems super stressful.

But I don’t know anything about it. My friend, Todd, does.

In 2010, Todd and his wife Alison sold everything they owned, packed up the remainder in 7 suit cases, and moved to Mexico.

For 5 years.

After 5 years, he’s back to the US, this time settling down in Austin, TX, where he’s running his own marketing agency.

But that’s not why I’m talking to him today.


Todd is on the show because he just completed 50 episodes of his podcast, Go Hunt Life, where he interviews people who’ve made drastic switches in their careers, learning how they did it, what they were or were not expecting, and how others can do the same.

In this episode, I talk to Todd about how HE did it, what exactly people can do to get to a point where they can leave their jobs and live the life they want (spoiler: it’s not easy), and the best moments from his podcast.

What’s my favorite part of this episode is that within 30 minutes of talking to Todd, I realized, oh my god, this life is possible for me.

And it is for you as well.

If you’re interested in this sort of life, check out Todd’s podcast, and these books
4-hour work week by Tim Ferris
Vagabonding: The Art of Long-Term Travel by Rolf Potts
Go Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Oh, and if you want to talk to Todd, you can contact him at