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TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ Dan and Ian come at you this week from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam with the highlights from the DC Berlin Meetup last week.  There were some absolute rockstar speakers at the event and the energy and excitement were electric. With topics ranging from smart drugs and focus optimization to SEO and...

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tencommandmentsrevisited/ Over the years, Dan and Ian have spent a lot of time on this show talking about travel. One particular episode of this show called The 10 Travel Commandments, has resonated quite a bit with our listeners. We thought it would be fun to revisit some of the concepts from that episode and talk about how their travel philosophies have changed in the five years since that episode was published. You'll also hear tips, tricks, and essential strategies on how to make any trip a successful one. 

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estonia/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are taking a look at one specific country. Estonia is a nation that, until this point, our hosts had very little knowledge of. They are a country that has started behaving like a startup, and has even started offering services specifically designed for location-independent entrepreneurs. In particular, they have developed a solution for our travel woes in the form of something called an "E-Residency". On this episode, you will hear from Estonian E-Resident, Joel Runyon. Joel is the man behind the fitness and mindset blog, The Blog of Impossible Things. You'll also hear from Estonia's Chief Information Officer, Taavi Kotka. The two of them will share their insights on how E-Residency could pave the path to the future of how nations, citizens, and digital nomads interact.

TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ Coming to you live from Badladz Resort in the Philippines, complete with patented LBP cafe noise and janky wi-fi upload speeds. This week Dan jumped on the phone with the man, the myth, the Aussie legend in content marketing and helping customers online, James Schramko of Super Fast Business and one of Dan’s new...

Buy One Get One Free Flights to Italy and Europe with Vueling!

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Deal: Promotional Code for Vueling - 2 for 1 - Buy One Get One Free on Flights to Rome, Italy!

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TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ This week Dan is the one hard at work and Ian is asleep on the job. Stranger things have happened…ever seen a tabloid alien story? Dan took the opportunity to chat up Prateek Dayal, founder of startups like Muziboo and recently SupportBee. Dan and Ian met Prateek as they traveled across Vietnam this summer meeting up with folks...

Places to Visit in Dubai (From a Resident)

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Due to the fact I’ve lived in this city on and off for almost a decade, I regularly receive messages from blog followers/family members/friends/friends of friends/randoms asking...

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TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ Dan and Ian come at you this week from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam with the highlights from the DC Berlin Meetup last week.  There were some absolute rockstar speakers at the event and the energy and excitement were electric. With topics ranging from smart drugs and focus optimization to SEO and...

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/longview/ Dan and Ian have been speaking about the lifestyle of the Location-Independent entrepreneur on this podcast for over six years. During that time, they've found that people all over the internet tend to glorify this movement, and why wouldn't they? It's exciting to be a part of. On the other hand, there are very few people online who are talking about the challenges of being a digital nomad. Mark Manson and Stacey Herbert have both traveled the world as location independent entrepreneurs and have recently decided to put down roots for the first time in years. On this episode, you'll hear them share their thoughts and experiences on what some of the biggest downsides to the nomadic lifestyle are.

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tencommandmentsrevisited/ Over the years, Dan and Ian have spent a lot of time on this show talking about travel. One particular episode of this show called The 10 Travel Commandments, has resonated quite a bit with our listeners. We thought it would be fun to revisit some of the concepts from that episode and talk about how their travel philosophies have changed in the five years since that episode was published. You'll also hear tips, tricks, and essential strategies on how to make any trip a successful one. 

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stressfreeproductivity/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to increase their productivity. Quite often, there is a mental cost that comes with any kind of productivity boost. Generally speaking, the harder a person works, the more stress is added to their life. But what if there were a few easy steps to increase productivity without these kinds of costs? Dan has recently traveled to New York City, and whenever he makes his way to the city, he always makes it a point to catch up with Taylor Pearson. Taylor is the author of The End of Jobs, and a very frequent guest on this show. On this week's episode, Taylor shares four productivity strategies that he has tested himself and teaches his students. He believes these strategies are the path to becoming more capable and productive without adding any stress to our lives.

TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/packing/ Ian is on vacation this week in Greece, and I am getting ready to fly back to the United States. I was in the process of packing my bags, when I received a call from a listener named Josh who was curious about what kind of stuff we have been traveling with recently. I have written about my travel kit many times on the blog, so if you don't want to hear me talk about what I keep in my backpack, this might not be the episode for you. I do know that there are some of us out there who spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff. If you're like me and you want to know more, I'm gonna walk you through some of the things I'm packing tonight and why they are part of my travel kit.

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ This week Dan and Ian are back in Saigon and are pumped to bring you this episode that’s chalked full of actionable methods and business frameworks.  The Rip, Pivot and Jam is one of the fellas’ favorite business concepts so this episode is dedicated to helping you get the most from it. Running a...

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe (Vietnam)

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe (Vietnam)


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Best Halong Bay Tours? We test the Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe Travel from Hanoi (2 days / 1 night). Not as promised but value for money.

Saigon Cafe Maui

Saigon Cafe Maui


Maui Vacations - Jon's Maui Info

A Saigon Cafe Maui, menu and photos, reviews and comparisons of Maui restaurants in each price range, Maui Hawaii restaurant guide, info for planning a trip to Maui, recommended restaurants, Kaanapali, Lahaina, Wailea, Kihei.

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ Podcast 29:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It’s that time of year again. Our businesses slow down for the holidays, and we naturally get a little reflective about the past 12 months. This week, Dan and Ian have decided to revisit some of their favorite episodes of the Tropical MBA podcast in 2016. You’ll...

TMBA329: The Exit

TMBA329: The Exit

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/theexit/ Jeff Giesea recently penned an article for the Harvard Business Review titled "Dealing With the Emotional Fallout of Selling Your Business". Needless to say, this article caught the eye of Dan and Ian, who have recently sold the largest business they have ever created. There are a lot of weird and conflicting thoughts that go through your mind when you go through this process. Dan and Ian invited Jeff on to the show this week to speak about his experience selling his businesses, and the trials and tribulations that entrepreneurs face when they make the exit.

Christmas in Northern Ireland

by Fanfan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We have spent the past 4 years documenting the various cultures of Asia, yet to date we haven’t shared much about the other side...

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TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hungaryandgeorgia/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian published their first episode of a new series on this podcast, where they decided to seek out the answer to a question that every location-independent entrepreneur has struggled with at one point in time: If I can live anywhere in the world, where should that be? On this week's episode, they will be focusing on two nations in Eastern Europe: Hungary and Georgia. Clayton Cornell runs his own lead-generation business online, as well as one of Dan and Ian's longtime favorite blogs called Spartan Traveler. On this podcast, Clayton shares his story about what led him to the capitol of Hungary, Budapest. You'll also hear from Dana Lindahl. Dana has chosen the nation of Georgia as his home base, as his wife has recently started a business there. You'll hear about what that process was like, as well as the entrepreneurial climate in this former Soviet country.

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/buffett/ Recently, Dan and Ian have decided to research someone who is a legend in the world of business. For a very long time, Warren Buffett was the richest person in the world. Dan and Ian both recently read Alice Schroeder's fantastic biography of Warren Buffett titled "The Snowball". They decided they wanted to dedicate an episode to that story of Mr. Buffett's life, and the unique business choices that he has made throughout his career.

TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/jasoncohen/ Today's guest is one of the smartest business minds that Dan and Ian have encountered in their travels. Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine, a very successful company that provides managed Wordpress hosting. He is also the author of Dan and Ian's all-time favorite blogs, A Smart Bear. A few years ago, Jason made the difficult decision to step down from his CEO role at WP Engine, at a time when the company was more successful than ever. Jason recently spoke about this decision at our recent Dynamite Circle event in Austin, and we invited him on the show this week to expand on that talk.  On today's episode, you'll hear Jason share his insights about the struggles of growing at the pace of your company, the angst you can feel after you sell a business, and how he has been able to harness his "superpowers".

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/boutiquejapan/ Last week Dan and Ian talked about how they hosted a couple hundred entrepreneurs in Barcelona for the DCBCN conference. A lot of those entrepreneurs shared their stories on stage, which is an intimidating task. Andres Zuleta of Boutique Japan was one of those people. Andres started a business that sells boutique travel packages to people who want to visit Japan. He called in to this podcast and left a voicemail not too long ago and today Boutique Japan is on target to make $1.3 million in revenue. We invited him on to the show this week to talk about how telling his story has helped him make sense of the ride that he has been on.

How to Save Hundreds on Tubes, Buses and Trains in London!

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Dan reviews CommuterClub: the new way to save HUNDREDS on public transport around London. Discounts on London Buses, Underground, Trams and more!

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TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/questions1/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are once again reaching into the mailbag to answer some questions from the listeners of this show. You'll hear practical answers about a whole slew of topics, including purchasing an"entrepreneurmobile", The 1,000 Day Principle, and what it means to be useful. You'll also hear advice on how you can go to conferences for free, tips for traveling to Southeast Asia with your family and much, much more.

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/rcr/ In the second part of our three-part series, Dan and Ian are talking to people that have turned their own personal obsessions into successful businesses. This week, you'll be hearing from someone that Ian has admired and wanted to talk to for quite some time. Mr. Regular is one of the hosts of Regular Car Reviews, a very successful YouTube channel that combines car reviews with pop culture references, social commentary, and much more. The results are both hilarious and impressive. You don't need to be a car person to enjoy this show. Mr. Regular shares his insight on what it was like to get started publishing content on YouTube four years ago and what the journey has been like since then.

Frugal Flying 101: Fly From Europe to Save Money on Flights

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Dan explains how you can use ex-EU ticketing to save money on flights. This simple technique could save you hundreds of pounds off your next trip!

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Kathmandu Street Art: A Photoessay

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Over the years, I’ve grown to love street art – the quirkier and more thought-provoking, the better. I admire how it can completely transform...

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Takaragawa Onsen: A Japanese Dream

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

The one experience not to be missed in Japan, for me, is the traditional ryokan experience, which is more than just your typical hotel...

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What to pack for your Vietnam Holiday

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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Bye Bye Dubai, Hello…

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Every beginning has an ending and every ending leads to a new beginning… It’s now been almost six months since I first came back...

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Restaurants

by mauijon @ Maui Vacations – Jon's Maui Info

Menus, food photos, reviews of restaurants in each price range from inexpensive to moderate to fine dining. Sorted in order of my recommendation for each part of Maui, west side, south side and central. Where To Eat

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Review: Sky Garden – Fenchurch Street, London

by Carina Chung @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Today, I have the wonderful opportunity of sharing with you a little review of my experience to the Sky Garden in London. I hope you enjoy it, also, don’t forget to say hi, or leave a comment to let me know your thoughts! For a bit about me, see my mini bio at the bottom […]

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TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estherjacobs/ One of the recurring themes on this show is freedom. The freedom to make personal choices. The freedom to travel. The freedom to create a business that allows you to live the lifestyle you choose to live. Dan and Ian have spoken to many people about what that freedom means, but perhaps Esther Jacobs has the most profound story about freedom that has ever been shared on this show. Esther is one of the youngest people in the Netherlands ever to be honored with the distinction of knighthood. Despite that event, Esther has a very unique story to share about how she was disowned by the very same country that named her a knight. Esther has an unbelievable story, and it could carry serious implications for digital nomads all around the world.

Balancing The Two Sides

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Am I the only person who seemingly has two sides to her personality that are in constant conflict with one another? I remember the...

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TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/getting-five-years-business-trajectory/ Five years ago (October 2nd, 2007 to be exact) Dan and Ian were sitting at brunch when Dan got a notification on his original iPhone that they had gotten paid for their first product sale. Starting that day they set their sights on a business trajectory that has taken them five years, multiple product lines, 10+ employees, world-wide travel destinations, a publishing venture, private mastermind community, and top iTunes podcast into the future.

TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/priorities/ This week we are chatting with Peter Griffin, a member of the Dynamite Circle who relocated to Austin, TX about two years ago. Peter is a prototypical digital nomad. Starting his own business has afforded him the ability to travel the world, but now that he's getting older, he is starting to figure out what is really important to him. We'll be talking with Peter about why he decided to move to Austin, and what happens to digital nomads when their priorities start to change.

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/mileage/ Bossman is on vacation this week, so I've invited my friend Erik Paquet from Abroaders.com on to the show to talk all about mileage, point redemption, how to fly business class as often as possible and much more. In the Dynamite Circle, Erik is widely regarded as the go-to guy for travel hacking. We are also going to be discussing how he has been able to use his unique set of skills to launch a productized service business.

Should I go to Thailand Now?

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Visiting Thailand is always an adventure, but sometimes, due to rain, politics or economic crashes, you get opportunities to see situations that you might not have planned.

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Jewellery Shopping in Bangkok

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

This is quite probably the least likely post for me to share, given my deep hatred for shopping, but being a married man and...

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TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ Ian and I are both in the “on the road” mindset this week– we’re both mentally preparing to head out traveling or a little while. In that casual spirit we’ve both been dreaming a bit about what the future might hold. We asked some team members and listeners to help us out with some...

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

TMBA411: The 10 Commandments of Travel Revisited

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tencommandmentsrevisited/ Over the years, Dan and Ian have spent a lot of time on this show talking about travel. One particular episode of this show called The 10 Travel Commandments, has resonated quite a bit with our listeners. We thought it would be fun to revisit some of the concepts from that episode and talk about how their travel philosophies have changed in the five years since that episode was published. You'll also hear tips, tricks, and essential strategies on how to make any trip a successful one. 

The Best Blogs to Follow for Cheap Flights

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Here at RouteSalad we are often asked how to find cheap flights online. In reality, it’s all about keeping up to date with travel websites and blogs to hear about all the deals! Here are my favourite travel blogs to follow if you want to book cheap flight deals from the UK. My favourite blogs for cheap flights Secret Flying […]

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TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/questions1/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are once again reaching into the mailbag to answer some questions from the listeners of this show. You'll hear practical answers about a whole slew of topics, including purchasing an"entrepreneurmobile", The 1,000 Day Principle, and what it means to be useful. You'll also hear advice on how you can go to conferences for free, tips for traveling to Southeast Asia with your family and much, much more.

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ Podcast 29:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It’s that time of year again. Our businesses slow down for the holidays, and we naturally get a little reflective about the past 12 months. This week, Dan and Ian have decided to revisit some of their favorite episodes of the Tropical MBA podcast in 2016. You’ll...

TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/quittingentrepreneurship/ One of the dichotomies that Dan and Ian often address on this show is the difference between being an entrepreneur and having a job. Today's podcast is going to cover a rather taboo subject in some entrepreneurial circles, which is the decision to stop being an entrepreneur and go back to the daily grind of a 9-to-5. Anna Wickham is a former TropicalMBA intern, who traveled the world for nearly ten years and eventually started her own marketing agency called Charm House. Anna had been feeling pressure to remain an entrepreneur, even though she wasn't sure that it was the best fit for her. In this episode, Anna opens up to share her fears and hesitations about the entrepreneurial life, and why she ultimately decided that it wasn't healthy for her to keep pursuing it.

TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/priorities/ This week we are chatting with Peter Griffin, a member of the Dynamite Circle who relocated to Austin, TX about two years ago. Peter is a prototypical digital nomad. Starting his own business has afforded him the ability to travel the world, but now that he's getting older, he is starting to figure out what is really important to him. We'll be talking with Peter about why he decided to move to Austin, and what happens to digital nomads when their priorities start to change.

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

Saigon Cafe from $17. Mui Ne Inns - KAYAK

Saigon Cafe from $17. Mui Ne Inns - KAYAK


KAYAK

Compare prices and find the best deal for the Saigon Cafe. Rates from $17. Save up to 25% on Hotels with KAYAK now!

It’s Back! Super Cheap Return Flights to Barcelona with British Airways £67

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

One of our favourite airlines, British Airways, is offering the chance to fly to Barcelona, Spain, for just £67 return! This is a great price for a top airline like BA. If you’ve always wanted to visit Catalonia, now’s your chance! Book your flights to Barcelona, Spain Reserve Cheap Barcelona Hostels This awesome city is […]

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Top 30 Travel Tips for Paris

by Neha Saxena @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Paris is one city that everyone wants to visit. I thought a popular destination like Paris would be simple to explore but I had to do a lot of research prior to my trip, so here are some tips for Paris that will make your trip planning easier: #1: Pick winter over summer – Paris […]

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Sexy cafes are Little Saigon’s twist on Hooters

Sexy cafes are Little Saigon’s twist on Hooters


Orange County Register

When you talk about hot stuff at certain Vietnamese American cafes in Little Saigon, you’re not just talking about the coffee. This is where Hooters meets Starbucks. This is where lingerie-cl…

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ So many people struggle to get a great idea off the ground because they didn’t validate and ask the market to vote with their wallets. Jimmy and Doug from Minaal have completely turned this on its back. Not only were they meticulously calculated about the launch of their killer travel bag designed for location...

TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hungaryandgeorgia/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian published their first episode of a new series on this podcast, where they decided to seek out the answer to a question that every location-independent entrepreneur has struggled with at one point in time: If I can live anywhere in the world, where should that be? On this week's episode, they will be focusing on two nations in Eastern Europe: Hungary and Georgia. Clayton Cornell runs his own lead-generation business online, as well as one of Dan and Ian's longtime favorite blogs called Spartan Traveler. On this podcast, Clayton shares his story about what led him to the capitol of Hungary, Budapest. You'll also hear from Dana Lindahl. Dana has chosen the nation of Georgia as his home base, as his wife has recently started a business there. You'll hear about what that process was like, as well as the entrepreneurial climate in this former Soviet country.

7-11 Food: Beyond The Ham & Cheese

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Seven elevens are pretty much essential these days in Thailand, whether it’s expat paying bills, locals buying online purchases, or adventurous travelers indulging in...

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TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/getting-five-years-business-trajectory/ Five years ago (October 2nd, 2007 to be exact) Dan and Ian were sitting at brunch when Dan got a notification on his original iPhone that they had gotten paid for their first product sale. Starting that day they set their sights on a business trajectory that has taken them five years, multiple product lines, 10+ employees, world-wide travel destinations, a publishing venture, private mastermind community, and top iTunes podcast into the future.

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ Dan and Ian are drifting into your earbuds this week from Berlin where the DC BER meetup is in full swing.  With all the talk of people traveling in for the event, and some recent European adventures between Dan, Ian and both their parents there have been travel tips flying all over the place....

Review: Ha Long Bay cruise by Saigon Cafe Travel | RouteSalad - Student Travel Tips

Review: Ha Long Bay cruise by Saigon Cafe Travel | RouteSalad - Student Travel Tips


RouteSalad - Student Travel Tips

Ever wanted to visit the beautiful Ha Long Bay in Vietnam? Read up on Joanna's #traveltips and full review to hear about her unforgettable experience.

12 Thoughts From 30 Days in Nepal

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I used to think that life’s most magical times – the ones that stay with us for years after they’ve passed – were only...

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A Taste Of Central Asia At Shirin Café

by Deborah P. Carter @ New Jersey Monthly

Ornate teapots and figurines fill a display case at the counter of Shirin Café. A decorative carpet and miniature paintings… Read the rest

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Lunch Review: Rico Saigon Cafe (updated)

Lunch Review: Rico Saigon Cafe (updated)


Querida Recoleta

I am standing in Mai´s kitchen, and she is laughing.  That is the thing about Mai – her smile and energy are infectious – which makes it pretty easy to forget the real reason why I have…

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/culture/ A lot of people have been saying that our recent episodes have been targeted towards beginners. This is because we're fascinated by how people use a business model to go from scratch to building revenue. We thought it would be appropriate to do a 300 level course for our 300th episode. Today we're going to talk about how to create a culture that allows you to manage a multi-million dollar business while you travel. Ian has managed to do this over the last year with just six hours of phone calls a week, and our business is still growing. We're going to be talking about how to build the kind of culture that holds everyone together, and keeps everyone productive, while you are living your rock and roll lifestyle.

TMBA322: One For the Writers

TMBA322: One For the Writers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/oneforthewriters/ This week's episode is one for the writers, bloggers and creators. Dan and Ian have invited Jodi Ettenberg on to the show this week. Jodi is the author of a blog called LegalNomads.com, and she makes a full time living as a writer. She recently gave the closing address at the TBEX conference, where she talked about what it takes to make a living writing full time. You're going to hear why Jodi feels that strong narratives are so important, along with her views on the balance between making money, keeping your integrity and making great art. You'll also hear her thoughts on how travel writing might develop over the next few years.

The Philosophy of Thai Food

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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Saigon’s Hidden Cafes

Saigon’s Hidden Cafes


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon has thousands of independent coffee shops. Hidden down narrow alleyways, tucked away in forgotten colonial villas, or concealed in enigmatic old apartment buildings, there’s a whole sub-culture of ‘indie’ cafes in this city. These are my favourites. Continue reading →

When It Comes to Travel, Steve Perillo is a Tour de Force

by Maryrose Mullen @ New Jersey Monthly

Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Tours, keeps the family travel business humming while navigating his own road as a respected composer.

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Review: Nomad B&B Hostel Kuching, Borneo

by Verity Park @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Verity shares her memories of Nomad B&B Hostel Kuching – cheap accommodation for students in Kuching, Malaysia, Borneo. RouteSalad Recommended for students and budget travellers visiting Kuching and South East Asia! Welcome to Kuching “Verity, please!” Hannah gasped. “My back hurts, my shoes are cutting even further into my blisters and all I want is […]

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TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

TMBA 139 (LBP123) – Getting To Five Years On A Business Trajectory

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/getting-five-years-business-trajectory/ Five years ago (October 2nd, 2007 to be exact) Dan and Ian were sitting at brunch when Dan got a notification on his original iPhone that they had gotten paid for their first product sale. Starting that day they set their sights on a business trajectory that has taken them five years, multiple product lines, 10+ employees, world-wide travel destinations, a publishing venture, private mastermind community, and top iTunes podcast into the future.

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/longview/ Dan and Ian have been speaking about the lifestyle of the Location-Independent entrepreneur on this podcast for over six years. During that time, they've found that people all over the internet tend to glorify this movement, and why wouldn't they? It's exciting to be a part of. On the other hand, there are very few people online who are talking about the challenges of being a digital nomad. Mark Manson and Stacey Herbert have both traveled the world as location independent entrepreneurs and have recently decided to put down roots for the first time in years. On this episode, you'll hear them share their thoughts and experiences on what some of the biggest downsides to the nomadic lifestyle are.

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ Dan and Ian are drifting into your earbuds this week from Berlin where the DC BER meetup is in full swing.  With all the talk of people traveling in for the event, and some recent European adventures between Dan, Ian and both their parents there have been travel tips flying all over the place....

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/buffett/ Recently, Dan and Ian have decided to research someone who is a legend in the world of business. For a very long time, Warren Buffett was the richest person in the world. Dan and Ian both recently read Alice Schroeder's fantastic biography of Warren Buffett titled "The Snowball". They decided they wanted to dedicate an episode to that story of Mr. Buffett's life, and the unique business choices that he has made throughout his career.

TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

TMBA 185 (LBP153) – 10 Potent Quotables From DC BER Speakers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/potent-quotables-dc-ber-speakers/ Dan and Ian come at you this week from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam with the highlights from the DC Berlin Meetup last week.  There were some absolute rockstar speakers at the event and the energy and excitement were electric. With topics ranging from smart drugs and focus optimization to SEO and...

Dining review: Fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes can be found at Saigon Café

Dining review: Fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes can be found at Saigon Café


Colorado Springs Gazette

Authentic Vietnamese food and linen tablecloths are unlikely cohorts, unless you're dining at downtown's Saigon Cafe, where the cuisine transports you to another continent without having to pack a suitcase. All dishes are listed in English, along with their Vietnamese names: pho (beef noodle soup), com chien (fried rice), and cha gio (Vietnamese egg roll), among others. They feature bright, distinct ingredients, such as basil, cilantro and mint. They augment traditional rice noodles and grilled proteins including pork (Heo), chicken (Ga), beef (Bo) and shrimp (Tom). The herbs and vegetables evoke just-picked-from-the-garden flavors. Yet, the sleek, contemporary décor reminds diners they haven't left town. The shrimp

TMBA258:  ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

TMBA258: ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/travelfish/ This week I was lucky enough to catch up with Stuart McDonald, the founder of Travelfish, which one of the most respected sites on the web for South East Asia travel information. If you peak over the shoulder of a random backpacker in Bangkok cafes, expect to see a "TravelFish" URL along with Facebook blue.

Road Trips: Crossing the Irish Sea

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

These days we always prefer taking our own car for road trips, simply because we can pack it full before setting off, and now...

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stressfreeproductivity/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to increase their productivity. Quite often, there is a mental cost that comes with any kind of productivity boost. Generally speaking, the harder a person works, the more stress is added to their life. But what if there were a few easy steps to increase productivity without these kinds of costs? Dan has recently traveled to New York City, and whenever he makes his way to the city, he always makes it a point to catch up with Taylor Pearson. Taylor is the author of The End of Jobs, and a very frequent guest on this show. On this week's episode, Taylor shares four productivity strategies that he has tested himself and teaches his students. He believes these strategies are the path to becoming more capable and productive without adding any stress to our lives.

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ This week Dan and Ian are back in Saigon and are pumped to bring you this episode that’s chalked full of actionable methods and business frameworks.  The Rip, Pivot and Jam is one of the fellas’ favorite business concepts so this episode is dedicated to helping you get the most from it. Running a...

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

The Best of Northern Ireland

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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10 Reasons to Visit Budapest PLUS 10 Travel Tips!

by Neha Saxena @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

There is something quintessentially different about Budapest. It is charming at the same time rough around the edges. Even if you have been to the conventional European cities such as Paris, Rome and London; Budapest still surprises you. I call it the most inviting European city with a kick. Here are 10 reasons along with […]

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TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ Coming to you live from Badladz Resort in the Philippines, complete with patented LBP cafe noise and janky wi-fi upload speeds. This week Dan jumped on the phone with the man, the myth, the Aussie legend in content marketing and helping customers online, James Schramko of Super Fast Business and one of Dan’s new...

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/canton/ The Canton Fair is taking place this October, so I was really happy to run into my old friend Matt Kowolak from HighCappin.com. Matt has been living as an entrepreneur in China for ten years, and he is the person I go to whenever I have a question about the country. We chat it up about the history of the fair, what it feels like to attend such a historic trade show and what kind of opportunities exist there. He also shares a broad overview of what living in China as an expatriate is like and how to take advantage of their entrepreneurial culture.

Hotels near Lamenda Saigon Cafe & Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City  - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Restaurants and Cafes, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Hotels near Lamenda Saigon Cafe & Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Restaurants and Cafes, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


Agoda

Discount hotels near Lamenda Saigon Cafe & Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City. SAVE UP TO 75% OFF hotels near Restaurants and Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City. Rates from USD $23. Book online for instant Confirmation and 24/7 Live Support!

Sailing the Mediterranean in Turkey

Sailing the Mediterranean in Turkey

by missionflashpack @ MISSION: Flashpack

When Scott and I were in Jordan, we met a lot of great people. People that, like us, were traveling extensively and Turkey kept on coming up in conversations. We heard constant rave reviews of many cities aside from (but still including) Istanbul. Our plan was always to get to the country somehow from Greece […]

TMBA329: The Exit

TMBA329: The Exit

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/theexit/ Jeff Giesea recently penned an article for the Harvard Business Review titled "Dealing With the Emotional Fallout of Selling Your Business". Needless to say, this article caught the eye of Dan and Ian, who have recently sold the largest business they have ever created. There are a lot of weird and conflicting thoughts that go through your mind when you go through this process. Dan and Ian invited Jeff on to the show this week to speak about his experience selling his businesses, and the trials and tribulations that entrepreneurs face when they make the exit.

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

TMBA 186 (LBP154) – How Profitable Niche Selection Really Works: Rip Pivot and Jam Redux

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/profitable-niche-selection-rip-pivot-jam-redux/ This week Dan and Ian are back in Saigon and are pumped to bring you this episode that’s chalked full of actionable methods and business frameworks.  The Rip, Pivot and Jam is one of the fellas’ favorite business concepts so this episode is dedicated to helping you get the most from it. Running a...

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

TMBA 184 (LBP152) – The 10 Travel Commandments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/episode-152-10-travel-commandments/ Dan and Ian are drifting into your earbuds this week from Berlin where the DC BER meetup is in full swing.  With all the talk of people traveling in for the event, and some recent European adventures between Dan, Ian and both their parents there have been travel tips flying all over the place....

TMBA322: One For the Writers

TMBA322: One For the Writers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/oneforthewriters/ This week's episode is one for the writers, bloggers and creators. Dan and Ian have invited Jodi Ettenberg on to the show this week. Jodi is the author of a blog called LegalNomads.com, and she makes a full time living as a writer. She recently gave the closing address at the TBEX conference, where she talked about what it takes to make a living writing full time. You're going to hear why Jodi feels that strong narratives are so important, along with her views on the balance between making money, keeping your integrity and making great art. You'll also hear her thoughts on how travel writing might develop over the next few years.

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/longview/ Dan and Ian have been speaking about the lifestyle of the Location-Independent entrepreneur on this podcast for over six years. During that time, they've found that people all over the internet tend to glorify this movement, and why wouldn't they? It's exciting to be a part of. On the other hand, there are very few people online who are talking about the challenges of being a digital nomad. Mark Manson and Stacey Herbert have both traveled the world as location independent entrepreneurs and have recently decided to put down roots for the first time in years. On this episode, you'll hear them share their thoughts and experiences on what some of the biggest downsides to the nomadic lifestyle are.

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

TMBA 177 (TTR31) – Is it Possible To Travel Forever?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba31-is-it-possible-to-travel-forever/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

TMBA258:  ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

TMBA258: ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/travelfish/ This week I was lucky enough to catch up with Stuart McDonald, the founder of Travelfish, which one of the most respected sites on the web for South East Asia travel information. If you peak over the shoulder of a random backpacker in Bangkok cafes, expect to see a "TravelFish" URL along with Facebook blue.

The Basics of Speaking Thai

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Learn a few words in Thai. Occasionally, women and men use different words to be polite. Add 'kha' at the end of sentence for Women. For men, add 'krub' at the end of your sentence. It's a little word that goes a long ways.

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TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

TMBA369: Tropical MBA’s 2016 Year in Review

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/tmba369-tropical-mbas-2016-year-in-review/ Podcast 29:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It’s that time of year again. Our businesses slow down for the holidays, and we naturally get a little reflective about the past 12 months. This week, Dan and Ian have decided to revisit some of their favorite episodes of the Tropical MBA podcast in 2016. You’ll...

How (Not) To Prepare To Leave A Country

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I have transformed procrastination into an art form. I possess this innate ability to postpone the inevitable until it really needs to be done. Until that specific moment...

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TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/jasoncohen/ Today's guest is one of the smartest business minds that Dan and Ian have encountered in their travels. Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine, a very successful company that provides managed Wordpress hosting. He is also the author of Dan and Ian's all-time favorite blogs, A Smart Bear. A few years ago, Jason made the difficult decision to step down from his CEO role at WP Engine, at a time when the company was more successful than ever. Jason recently spoke about this decision at our recent Dynamite Circle event in Austin, and we invited him on the show this week to expand on that talk.  On today's episode, you'll hear Jason share his insights about the struggles of growing at the pace of your company, the angst you can feel after you sell a business, and how he has been able to harness his "superpowers".

Hotels & Condos

by mauijon @ Maui Vacations – Jon's Maui Info

Reviews, photos, recommendations for where to stay on Maui.  How to decide between a hotel and a condo, or between the west side and the south side. How to find the right place to stay for your own needs and budget. View All Hotels & Condos

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Saigon Cafe Travel | Vietnam travel forum

Saigon Cafe Travel | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

Hello! I read through the travelfish website for info on the [url=http://www.travelfish.org/locatio... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/canton/ The Canton Fair is taking place this October, so I was really happy to run into my old friend Matt Kowolak from HighCappin.com. Matt has been living as an entrepreneur in China for ten years, and he is the person I go to whenever I have a question about the country. We chat it up about the history of the fair, what it feels like to attend such a historic trade show and what kind of opportunities exist there. He also shares a broad overview of what living in China as an expatriate is like and how to take advantage of their entrepreneurial culture.

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/boutiquejapan/ Last week Dan and Ian talked about how they hosted a couple hundred entrepreneurs in Barcelona for the DCBCN conference. A lot of those entrepreneurs shared their stories on stage, which is an intimidating task. Andres Zuleta of Boutique Japan was one of those people. Andres started a business that sells boutique travel packages to people who want to visit Japan. He called in to this podcast and left a voicemail not too long ago and today Boutique Japan is on target to make $1.3 million in revenue. We invited him on to the show this week to talk about how telling his story has helped him make sense of the ride that he has been on.

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/culture/ A lot of people have been saying that our recent episodes have been targeted towards beginners. This is because we're fascinated by how people use a business model to go from scratch to building revenue. We thought it would be appropriate to do a 300 level course for our 300th episode. Today we're going to talk about how to create a culture that allows you to manage a multi-million dollar business while you travel. Ian has managed to do this over the last year with just six hours of phone calls a week, and our business is still growing. We're going to be talking about how to build the kind of culture that holds everyone together, and keeps everyone productive, while you are living your rock and roll lifestyle.

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

TMBA357: A Review of Snowball, a Biography Of Warren Buffett

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/buffett/ Recently, Dan and Ian have decided to research someone who is a legend in the world of business. For a very long time, Warren Buffett was the richest person in the world. Dan and Ian both recently read Alice Schroeder's fantastic biography of Warren Buffett titled "The Snowball". They decided they wanted to dedicate an episode to that story of Mr. Buffett's life, and the unique business choices that he has made throughout his career.

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

TMBA265: Visiting China – Why Entrepreneurs Travel to the Canton Fair

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/canton/ The Canton Fair is taking place this October, so I was really happy to run into my old friend Matt Kowolak from HighCappin.com. Matt has been living as an entrepreneur in China for ten years, and he is the person I go to whenever I have a question about the country. We chat it up about the history of the fair, what it feels like to attend such a historic trade show and what kind of opportunities exist there. He also shares a broad overview of what living in China as an expatriate is like and how to take advantage of their entrepreneurial culture.

A Travel Guide to Kathmandu And The Surrounding Areas

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

If you follow my adventures over on my social media channels (follow me on Instagram!), you’ll know that I fell madly in love recently…with...

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TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/family/ I'm in the beautiful South Philippines today and in this very location last year, I met today's guests: Paul and Becky Kortman. The Kortmans are a big family with a unique story. Paul runs his own digital marketing agency called Connex Social. Last year they sold their house and 90% of their belongings and decided to hit the road. They ended up taking 25 flights and visiting over 30 different locations. We're gonna talk about how location independence effects family, how it effects relationships and how it effects business. We'll also discuss how they rebounded from losing 90% of their revenue, and what the experience was like traveling with a six person family around the world.

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/rcr/ In the second part of our three-part series, Dan and Ian are talking to people that have turned their own personal obsessions into successful businesses. This week, you'll be hearing from someone that Ian has admired and wanted to talk to for quite some time. Mr. Regular is one of the hosts of Regular Car Reviews, a very successful YouTube channel that combines car reviews with pop culture references, social commentary, and much more. The results are both hilarious and impressive. You don't need to be a car person to enjoy this show. Mr. Regular shares his insight on what it was like to get started publishing content on YouTube four years ago and what the journey has been like since then.

TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/amazon2/ This week's episode represents one of the most promising and immediate opportunities for starting a business on the internet. Dan and Ian have spoken at length about Amazon on this show in the past. Time after time, they have heard stories of success from other entrepreneurs. A year ago, they explored some of these same ideas on an episode that was one of the most popular and controversial episodes we've ever done. Kevin Graham joined us for that episode. He runs a portfolio of almost 60 Amazon product review websites, and is the founder of Bulk Buy Hosting. Kevin agreed to speak with us again today, along with Coran Woodmass, whose company TheFBABroker.com brokers Amazon based eCommerce businesses. On today's show, Kevin and Coran speak at great length about the types of successes that people are having on Amazon, the criticisms of Amazon based businesses, and what kind of opportunities exist in this marketplace for entrepreneurs of all types. 

The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese Coffee and The Best Cafés in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Scribble, Snap, Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese Coffee and The Best Cafés in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Scribble, Snap, Travel


Scribble, Snap, Travel

Coffee makes my soul sing. I love everything about it; the ritual of making it, the glorious smell that fills any space in which...

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tokyo/ This week on the show, I'm talking to Chris Kirkland from the Hobo CEO podcast. His show explores the philosophical side of the digital nomad movement. Chris is a veteran of the location independent scene, having founded his first location-independent business Artweb in 2005. One of Chris' more recent ventures is TokyoCheapo.com, a content-based business dedicated to educating travelers and expatriates on how to live in Japan on the cheap. We'll be discussing some of the common misconceptions about living in Japan and the benefits and challenges of managing a content-based business model.

TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estherjacobs/ One of the recurring themes on this show is freedom. The freedom to make personal choices. The freedom to travel. The freedom to create a business that allows you to live the lifestyle you choose to live. Dan and Ian have spoken to many people about what that freedom means, but perhaps Esther Jacobs has the most profound story about freedom that has ever been shared on this show. Esther is one of the youngest people in the Netherlands ever to be honored with the distinction of knighthood. Despite that event, Esther has a very unique story to share about how she was disowned by the very same country that named her a knight. Esther has an unbelievable story, and it could carry serious implications for digital nomads all around the world.

TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

TMBA 140 (LBP124) – How Marketing Beats Sales and Why Capacity Is A Number With James Schramko

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/marketing-beats-sales-capacity-number/ Coming to you live from Badladz Resort in the Philippines, complete with patented LBP cafe noise and janky wi-fi upload speeds. This week Dan jumped on the phone with the man, the myth, the Aussie legend in content marketing and helping customers online, James Schramko of Super Fast Business and one of Dan’s new...

TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

TMBA397: We Want Your Questions

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/questions1/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are once again reaching into the mailbag to answer some questions from the listeners of this show. You'll hear practical answers about a whole slew of topics, including purchasing an"entrepreneurmobile", The 1,000 Day Principle, and what it means to be useful. You'll also hear advice on how you can go to conferences for free, tips for traveling to Southeast Asia with your family and much, much more.

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ So many people struggle to get a great idea off the ground because they didn’t validate and ask the market to vote with their wallets. Jimmy and Doug from Minaal have completely turned this on its back. Not only were they meticulously calculated about the launch of their killer travel bag designed for location...

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/rcr/ In the second part of our three-part series, Dan and Ian are talking to people that have turned their own personal obsessions into successful businesses. This week, you'll be hearing from someone that Ian has admired and wanted to talk to for quite some time. Mr. Regular is one of the hosts of Regular Car Reviews, a very successful YouTube channel that combines car reviews with pop culture references, social commentary, and much more. The results are both hilarious and impressive. You don't need to be a car person to enjoy this show. Mr. Regular shares his insight on what it was like to get started publishing content on YouTube four years ago and what the journey has been like since then.

TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/family/ I'm in the beautiful South Philippines today and in this very location last year, I met today's guests: Paul and Becky Kortman. The Kortmans are a big family with a unique story. Paul runs his own digital marketing agency called Connex Social. Last year they sold their house and 90% of their belongings and decided to hit the road. They ended up taking 25 flights and visiting over 30 different locations. We're gonna talk about how location independence effects family, how it effects relationships and how it effects business. We'll also discuss how they rebounded from losing 90% of their revenue, and what the experience was like traveling with a six person family around the world.

TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

TMBA 175 (TTR30) – Why Location Independent Entrepreneurs Love Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/why-entrepreneurs-love-ho-chi-minh-city/ –>Click here to subscribe to Tropical Talk Radio in iTunes. –>Leave me a message, question, or comment for the show. It’s time for another Tropical Talk Radio podcast, which gets published every Friday afternoon (Hong Kong time). Here’s the link to subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already done so. In this week’s episode...

TMBA258:  ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

TMBA258: ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/travelfish/ This week I was lucky enough to catch up with Stuart McDonald, the founder of Travelfish, which one of the most respected sites on the web for South East Asia travel information. If you peak over the shoulder of a random backpacker in Bangkok cafes, expect to see a "TravelFish" URL along with Facebook blue.

Hoi An is voted world’s best city

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

The End Or A New Beginning?

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

There’s no real need for me to state the obvious, but I’m going to do it anyway – it’s been a while. It always...

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TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/packing/ Ian is on vacation this week in Greece, and I am getting ready to fly back to the United States. I was in the process of packing my bags, when I received a call from a listener named Josh who was curious about what kind of stuff we have been traveling with recently. I have written about my travel kit many times on the blog, so if you don't want to hear me talk about what I keep in my backpack, this might not be the episode for you. I do know that there are some of us out there who spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff. If you're like me and you want to know more, I'm gonna walk you through some of the things I'm packing tonight and why they are part of my travel kit.

The Winter Crossing to Hokkaido

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled from Honshu to Hokkaido by train during what we expected to be the busiest time of the year. We were travelling for...

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Restaurant Review: Amravathi (Matawan, NJ)

Restaurant Review: Amravathi (Matawan, NJ)

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

I had a craving for Indian food in Matawan. Ordering from Neelam or Bollywood Tadka was out of the question. I then decided it was finally time to give Amravathi a try. Well, I actually had eaten there before, according to my parents. I was a small child, and we had not yet discovered Neelam....

12 Reasons Why I Will Always Love Dubai

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

In just under two weeks I’ll be leaving Dubai – yet again. I now joke that I’m like a boomerang when it comes to...

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TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/amazon2/ This week's episode represents one of the most promising and immediate opportunities for starting a business on the internet. Dan and Ian have spoken at length about Amazon on this show in the past. Time after time, they have heard stories of success from other entrepreneurs. A year ago, they explored some of these same ideas on an episode that was one of the most popular and controversial episodes we've ever done. Kevin Graham joined us for that episode. He runs a portfolio of almost 60 Amazon product review websites, and is the founder of Bulk Buy Hosting. Kevin agreed to speak with us again today, along with Coran Woodmass, whose company TheFBABroker.com brokers Amazon based eCommerce businesses. On today's show, Kevin and Coran speak at great length about the types of successes that people are having on Amazon, the criticisms of Amazon based businesses, and what kind of opportunities exist in this marketplace for entrepreneurs of all types. 

The Otaru Snow Light Festival (Hokkaido)

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled to the Otaru Snow Light Festival (aka the “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival”) during a visit to Hokkaido, where it was somewhat of...

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TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ This week Dan is the one hard at work and Ian is asleep on the job. Stranger things have happened…ever seen a tabloid alien story? Dan took the opportunity to chat up Prateek Dayal, founder of startups like Muziboo and recently SupportBee. Dan and Ian met Prateek as they traveled across Vietnam this summer meeting up with folks...

Things to Do

by mauijon @ Maui Vacations – Jon's Maui Info

Reviews, photos, and suggestions for Maui sights, attractions, activities. Where to go, what to see, and what to do, including beaches, scenery, luaus, events, kids & family fun, and shopping. How to make the best use of your time on Maui. Find Things To Do

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10 Best Rooftop Bars in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Most Popular Rooftop Bars

10 Best Rooftop Bars in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Most Popular Rooftop Bars


vietnam-guide.com

When it comes to nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City, there’s no better place to party in style than a sleek rooftop bar. Offering panoramic views of the vibrant city and beyond, Saigon’s rooftop bars are rated as some of the best in the world. From

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

TMBA300: Thoughts on Building a Small Business Culture

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/culture/ A lot of people have been saying that our recent episodes have been targeted towards beginners. This is because we're fascinated by how people use a business model to go from scratch to building revenue. We thought it would be appropriate to do a 300 level course for our 300th episode. Today we're going to talk about how to create a culture that allows you to manage a multi-million dollar business while you travel. Ian has managed to do this over the last year with just six hours of phone calls a week, and our business is still growing. We're going to be talking about how to build the kind of culture that holds everyone together, and keeps everyone productive, while you are living your rock and roll lifestyle.

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/crowdsourcing/ So many people struggle to get a great idea off the ground because they didn’t validate and ask the market to vote with their wallets. Jimmy and Doug from Minaal have completely turned this on its back. Not only were they meticulously calculated about the launch of their killer travel bag designed for location...

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

TMBA343: A Look Inside Boutique Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/boutiquejapan/ Last week Dan and Ian talked about how they hosted a couple hundred entrepreneurs in Barcelona for the DCBCN conference. A lot of those entrepreneurs shared their stories on stage, which is an intimidating task. Andres Zuleta of Boutique Japan was one of those people. Andres started a business that sells boutique travel packages to people who want to visit Japan. He called in to this podcast and left a voicemail not too long ago and today Boutique Japan is on target to make $1.3 million in revenue. We invited him on to the show this week to talk about how telling his story has helped him make sense of the ride that he has been on.

TMBA329: The Exit

TMBA329: The Exit

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/theexit/ Jeff Giesea recently penned an article for the Harvard Business Review titled "Dealing With the Emotional Fallout of Selling Your Business". Needless to say, this article caught the eye of Dan and Ian, who have recently sold the largest business they have ever created. There are a lot of weird and conflicting thoughts that go through your mind when you go through this process. Dan and Ian invited Jeff on to the show this week to speak about his experience selling his businesses, and the trials and tribulations that entrepreneurs face when they make the exit.

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estonia/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are taking a look at one specific country. Estonia is a nation that, until this point, our hosts had very little knowledge of. They are a country that has started behaving like a startup, and has even started offering services specifically designed for location-independent entrepreneurs. In particular, they have developed a solution for our travel woes in the form of something called an "E-Residency". On this episode, you will hear from Estonian E-Resident, Joel Runyon. Joel is the man behind the fitness and mindset blog, The Blog of Impossible Things. You'll also hear from Estonia's Chief Information Officer, Taavi Kotka. The two of them will share their insights on how E-Residency could pave the path to the future of how nations, citizens, and digital nomads interact.

Global Fashion Designer Works Out of NJ Studio

by Susan Brierly Bush @ New Jersey Monthly

Her bespoke outerwear is inspired by world travels...

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TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/quittingentrepreneurship/ One of the dichotomies that Dan and Ian often address on this show is the difference between being an entrepreneur and having a job. Today's podcast is going to cover a rather taboo subject in some entrepreneurial circles, which is the decision to stop being an entrepreneur and go back to the daily grind of a 9-to-5. Anna Wickham is a former TropicalMBA intern, who traveled the world for nearly ten years and eventually started her own marketing agency called Charm House. Anna had been feeling pressure to remain an entrepreneur, even though she wasn't sure that it was the best fit for her. In this episode, Anna opens up to share her fears and hesitations about the entrepreneurial life, and why she ultimately decided that it wasn't healthy for her to keep pursuing it.

TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

TMBA301: 2015 Packing List Updates

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/packing/ Ian is on vacation this week in Greece, and I am getting ready to fly back to the United States. I was in the process of packing my bags, when I received a call from a listener named Josh who was curious about what kind of stuff we have been traveling with recently. I have written about my travel kit many times on the blog, so if you don't want to hear me talk about what I keep in my backpack, this might not be the episode for you. I do know that there are some of us out there who spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff. If you're like me and you want to know more, I'm gonna walk you through some of the things I'm packing tonight and why they are part of my travel kit.

TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

TMBA395: Should You Quit Full-Time Entrepreneurship?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/quittingentrepreneurship/ One of the dichotomies that Dan and Ian often address on this show is the difference between being an entrepreneur and having a job. Today's podcast is going to cover a rather taboo subject in some entrepreneurial circles, which is the decision to stop being an entrepreneur and go back to the daily grind of a 9-to-5. Anna Wickham is a former TropicalMBA intern, who traveled the world for nearly ten years and eventually started her own marketing agency called Charm House. Anna had been feeling pressure to remain an entrepreneur, even though she wasn't sure that it was the best fit for her. In this episode, Anna opens up to share her fears and hesitations about the entrepreneurial life, and why she ultimately decided that it wasn't healthy for her to keep pursuing it.

TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

TMBA345: You’re a Resident of Where?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estherjacobs/ One of the recurring themes on this show is freedom. The freedom to make personal choices. The freedom to travel. The freedom to create a business that allows you to live the lifestyle you choose to live. Dan and Ian have spoken to many people about what that freedom means, but perhaps Esther Jacobs has the most profound story about freedom that has ever been shared on this show. Esther is one of the youngest people in the Netherlands ever to be honored with the distinction of knighthood. Despite that event, Esther has a very unique story to share about how she was disowned by the very same country that named her a knight. Esther has an unbelievable story, and it could carry serious implications for digital nomads all around the world.

Bánh Mi Plus Bubble Tea: Saigon Cafe in Millburn

Bánh Mi Plus Bubble Tea: Saigon Cafe in Millburn


New Jersey Monthly

The bánh mi sandwiches at Saigon Café in Millburn are the main attraction. But so are the acai bowls, mango pudding and bubble teas.

TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

TMBA415: Insiders Discuss Making Money with Amazon: a Double Edged Sword?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/amazon2/ This week's episode represents one of the most promising and immediate opportunities for starting a business on the internet. Dan and Ian have spoken at length about Amazon on this show in the past. Time after time, they have heard stories of success from other entrepreneurs. A year ago, they explored some of these same ideas on an episode that was one of the most popular and controversial episodes we've ever done. Kevin Graham joined us for that episode. He runs a portfolio of almost 60 Amazon product review websites, and is the founder of Bulk Buy Hosting. Kevin agreed to speak with us again today, along with Coran Woodmass, whose company TheFBABroker.com brokers Amazon based eCommerce businesses. On today's show, Kevin and Coran speak at great length about the types of successes that people are having on Amazon, the criticisms of Amazon based businesses, and what kind of opportunities exist in this marketplace for entrepreneurs of all types. 

TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ Ian and I are both in the “on the road” mindset this week– we’re both mentally preparing to head out traveling or a little while. In that casual spirit we’ve both been dreaming a bit about what the future might hold. We asked some team members and listeners to help us out with some...

Nostalgia at Belfast Christmas Market

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

As far as Christmas Markets go, Belfast really isn’t that bad, where it’s found under a fancy backdrop at Belfast City Hall, and when...

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TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/thoughtexperiments/ Ian and I are both in the “on the road” mindset this week– we’re both mentally preparing to head out traveling or a little while. In that casual spirit we’ve both been dreaming a bit about what the future might hold. We asked some team members and listeners to help us out with some...

TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

TMBA376: Should You Base Yourself in Eastern Europe?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/hungaryandgeorgia/ A few weeks ago, Dan and Ian published their first episode of a new series on this podcast, where they decided to seek out the answer to a question that every location-independent entrepreneur has struggled with at one point in time: If I can live anywhere in the world, where should that be? On this week's episode, they will be focusing on two nations in Eastern Europe: Hungary and Georgia. Clayton Cornell runs his own lead-generation business online, as well as one of Dan and Ian's longtime favorite blogs called Spartan Traveler. On this podcast, Clayton shares his story about what led him to the capitol of Hungary, Budapest. You'll also hear from Dana Lindahl. Dana has chosen the nation of Georgia as his home base, as his wife has recently started a business there. You'll hear about what that process was like, as well as the entrepreneurial climate in this former Soviet country.

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

TMBA365: Estonian E-Residency: Is It For You?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/estonia/ On today's show, Dan and Ian are taking a look at one specific country. Estonia is a nation that, until this point, our hosts had very little knowledge of. They are a country that has started behaving like a startup, and has even started offering services specifically designed for location-independent entrepreneurs. In particular, they have developed a solution for our travel woes in the form of something called an "E-Residency". On this episode, you will hear from Estonian E-Resident, Joel Runyon. Joel is the man behind the fitness and mindset blog, The Blog of Impossible Things. You'll also hear from Estonia's Chief Information Officer, Taavi Kotka. The two of them will share their insights on how E-Residency could pave the path to the future of how nations, citizens, and digital nomads interact.

TMBA322: One For the Writers

TMBA322: One For the Writers

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/oneforthewriters/ This week's episode is one for the writers, bloggers and creators. Dan and Ian have invited Jodi Ettenberg on to the show this week. Jodi is the author of a blog called LegalNomads.com, and she makes a full time living as a writer. She recently gave the closing address at the TBEX conference, where she talked about what it takes to make a living writing full time. You're going to hear why Jodi feels that strong narratives are so important, along with her views on the balance between making money, keeping your integrity and making great art. You'll also hear her thoughts on how travel writing might develop over the next few years.

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/mileage/ Bossman is on vacation this week, so I've invited my friend Erik Paquet from Abroaders.com on to the show to talk all about mileage, point redemption, how to fly business class as often as possible and much more. In the Dynamite Circle, Erik is widely regarded as the go-to guy for travel hacking. We are also going to be discussing how he has been able to use his unique set of skills to launch a productized service business.

Why Living A ‘Secure’ Life Is An Illusion

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I leave Dubai for Kathmandu on the 18th of March, where I’ll be volunteering for a few months. That means I have less than...

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TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

TMBA317: How to Embrace Changing Priorities

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/priorities/ This week we are chatting with Peter Griffin, a member of the Dynamite Circle who relocated to Austin, TX about two years ago. Peter is a prototypical digital nomad. Starting his own business has afforded him the ability to travel the world, but now that he's getting older, he is starting to figure out what is really important to him. We'll be talking with Peter about why he decided to move to Austin, and what happens to digital nomads when their priorities start to change.

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tokyo/ This week on the show, I'm talking to Chris Kirkland from the Hobo CEO podcast. His show explores the philosophical side of the digital nomad movement. Chris is a veteran of the location independent scene, having founded his first location-independent business Artweb in 2005. One of Chris' more recent ventures is TokyoCheapo.com, a content-based business dedicated to educating travelers and expatriates on how to live in Japan on the cheap. We'll be discussing some of the common misconceptions about living in Japan and the benefits and challenges of managing a content-based business model.

Review: Bounce Guesthouse Hongdae – Seoul, South Korea

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

I recently had the pleasure of staying a few nights at Bounce Guesthouse in Seoul, South Korea with two lovely hosts: Anson and Scarlett. This homely pad is a great place for young people looking for a friendly place to socialise and meet like-minded travellers. Book on Hostelworld → First impressions I was pretty jet-lagged […]

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TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

TMBA402: What’s Your Superpower?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/jasoncohen/ Today's guest is one of the smartest business minds that Dan and Ian have encountered in their travels. Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine, a very successful company that provides managed Wordpress hosting. He is also the author of Dan and Ian's all-time favorite blogs, A Smart Bear. A few years ago, Jason made the difficult decision to step down from his CEO role at WP Engine, at a time when the company was more successful than ever. Jason recently spoke about this decision at our recent Dynamite Circle event in Austin, and we invited him on the show this week to expand on that talk.  On today's episode, you'll hear Jason share his insights about the struggles of growing at the pace of your company, the angst you can feel after you sell a business, and how he has been able to harness his "superpowers".

TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

TMBA 138 (LBP121) – How Solving Problems For 500,000 Users Inspired the Idea for SupportBee

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/solving-problems-inspired-supportbee/ This week Dan is the one hard at work and Ian is asleep on the job. Stranger things have happened…ever seen a tabloid alien story? Dan took the opportunity to chat up Prateek Dayal, founder of startups like Muziboo and recently SupportBee. Dan and Ian met Prateek as they traveled across Vietnam this summer meeting up with folks...

Travel Guide PA: Saigon Cafe (Lancaster)

Travel Guide PA: Saigon Cafe (Lancaster)


Eating New Jersey

My first experience with Vietnamese food was a success, and in the least likely of all places. Amidst the rolling hills of Amish farmland lies the cute, little Saigon Cafe. It reminded me of a Chin…

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

TMBA295: Our Hobo in Tokyo​ – Living on the Cheap in Japan

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/tokyo/ This week on the show, I'm talking to Chris Kirkland from the Hobo CEO podcast. His show explores the philosophical side of the digital nomad movement. Chris is a veteran of the location independent scene, having founded his first location-independent business Artweb in 2005. One of Chris' more recent ventures is TokyoCheapo.com, a content-based business dedicated to educating travelers and expatriates on how to live in Japan on the cheap. We'll be discussing some of the common misconceptions about living in Japan and the benefits and challenges of managing a content-based business model.

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

TMBA387: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/stressfreeproductivity/ Dan and Ian are always looking for new ways to increase their productivity. Quite often, there is a mental cost that comes with any kind of productivity boost. Generally speaking, the harder a person works, the more stress is added to their life. But what if there were a few easy steps to increase productivity without these kinds of costs? Dan has recently traveled to New York City, and whenever he makes his way to the city, he always makes it a point to catch up with Taylor Pearson. Taylor is the author of The End of Jobs, and a very frequent guest on this show. On this week's episode, Taylor shares four productivity strategies that he has tested himself and teaches his students. He believes these strategies are the path to becoming more capable and productive without adding any stress to our lives.

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/mileage/ Bossman is on vacation this week, so I've invited my friend Erik Paquet from Abroaders.com on to the show to talk all about mileage, point redemption, how to fly business class as often as possible and much more. In the Dynamite Circle, Erik is widely regarded as the go-to guy for travel hacking. We are also going to be discussing how he has been able to use his unique set of skills to launch a productized service business.

TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

TMBA277: How Does Location Independence Affect Relationships and Families?

by @ Tropical MBA - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

http://www.tropicalmba.com/family/ I'm in the beautiful South Philippines today and in this very location last year, I met today's guests: Paul and Becky Kortman. The Kortmans are a big family with a unique story. Paul runs his own digital marketing agency called Connex Social. Last year they sold their house and 90% of their belongings and decided to hit the road. They ended up taking 25 flights and visiting over 30 different locations. We're gonna talk about how location independence effects family, how it effects relationships and how it effects business. We'll also discuss how they rebounded from losing 90% of their revenue, and what the experience was like traveling with a six person family around the world.

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