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What is The Unconventional Life?

The Unconventional Life means you do what you want, when you want, and from wherever you want.

It’s about transforming yourself into a global citizen and opening the world for financial, cultural, and personal exploration.

It’s not just a lifestyle; it’s a movement to revolutionize how you define success, earn your freedom, and live life on your own terms.

These are the most recent blog posts we’ve published about Living Abroad and how to do it:

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Managing Reverse Culture Shock: My Return To The U.S.

Greetings from the beautiful Pacific Northwest—Harstine Island (Shelton, WA), near the capital city of Olympia! My home base is Medellín, Colombia; however, I’m back in the U.S. as of this article's writing. Since early February, I’ve been in the U.S., caring for family issues, doing medical checkups, filing taxes, etc. -things that are easier to handle within the country without all the complications, nuances, and processes while living abroad. Many expats have written about their experiences after returning home for the first time after living abroad, an idea or concept known as “reverse culture shock.”
Beach in Saranda, Albania

Saranda Albania: Even Better than Expected

In this guest post, Warren R. Johnson shares his experiences in Saranda, Albania. Here is his story… I first ran across Saranda, Albania several years ago on YouTube. I saw a video of the city and thought, “Oh, that looks like a nice place,” and didn’t give it another thought. But as algorithms work, YouTube kept sending me more Saranda videos and I kept watching them. Soon I was hooked. I had to see this place.
Ecuador Temporary Residency Visas

Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas

There are several different types of Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas: Professional, Investor, Pensioners, Rentista/Digital Nomad, Dependent, etc. The qualifications and requirements vary for each type of visa so you'll need to select the best option for your specific circumstances.

These are three of our most popular videos:

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Why We Chose Ecuador

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About Amelia And JP

We’re Amelia And JP. In 2017, we sold everything we owned, moved to Ecuador with our two dogs, and launched a YouTube Channel to show you that it’s not only possible, but realistic to live abroad.

Each week, we post new entertaining and informational content to teach you how to join the movement and Embrace the Unconventional Life.

If you’ve dreamed of moving abroad and living life on your own terms, we can help.

The Unconventional Life Academy

Serious about moving abroad?

The Live Abroad Program is designed to make your move abroad easier, faster and cheaper.

You won’t find anything else that’s even remotely this comprehensive, especially for the price.

You can start the program when you’re ready and go at your own pace, whether you want to be living abroad in a few weeks, a few months, or a few years.

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Take the Online Income eCourse and we’ll show you how to earn legitimate income from anywhere in the world just like we do!

Ecuador Relocation eCourse

Planning a move to Ecuador?

We created the course we wish we had when we moved to Ecuador in 2017. We felt our way around in the dark and learned every lesson the hard way. And some of those lessons cost us a lot of money!

This course will make your move to Ecuador easier, faster and cheaper than ours was!

What others have to say…

“Know that without your videos on Ecuador, I would not have moved here two and a half years ago. I fell in love with the land and its people but more so the culture.”

“After a little over 2 years in Ecuador, I finally saw you two in person and it really brought this whole journey full circle for me. Though I am still very fresh into this chapter of my life, it has been an amazing experience. Better than anything I could have imagined. Long story short, I came across your videos in Oct 2020, had my exploratory trip at the end of Feb 2021, and was on the plane to Cuenca in June 2021. I will be getting my permanent visa here shortly, have retired at the age of 39, and plan to stay here for the rest of my days. It truly has been magical and I feel very fortunate to be able to live this life down here. And so, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for taking the risk and sharing your experience so that others could more comfortably walk down the same path and find their own little piece of paradise. Thanks for everything!”

“I have been watching your videos and reading your blog for the last six months or so, and wanted to say thank you. I am close to retirement, and looking for my first stop along the way. To that end, I have spent the last month in Colombia, which I love. Next time around, I will visit Cuenca, which I have visited three times.  I learned Spanish in Quito, Cuenca, and Arequipa some time ago, and it is of course very helpful in Latin America. BTW, Banos is fantastic, isn’t it? Anyway, keep up the great work!”

“Me, my wife, and daughter are spending about a month here in Ecuador. I want to let you know how grateful we are for all the content you put out. Sometimes I feel people who create content mostly hear from people that are critics or complainers, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you both. Thank you!”

“I’m in Cuenca and I love it here so far…it’s only been a few days but the city is amazing! I would not have come here without you guys, thank you so much! Keep up the good work. Just thought that you would enjoy some positive feedback on what you are doing really matters!”

“I wanted to thank you two for getting me down here to Salinas, Ecuador. I decided to use two weeks of my PTO to get a feel for the area. I just finished my first week today. Loving it so far.”

“I live a stunning life now, here in Vilcabamba. I’m certain that I would have wound up in a care facility for the elderly, slowly dying the death of my soul. Your work helped me navigate the system to avoid that awful fate. I’m forever grateful to you for that. I will never leave. I’m uniquely positioned to live out the rest of my life surrounded in joy, strength, beauty and love. Thanks so much for helping me all along the way.”

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