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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:

UPDATED: Our Thoughts About Ecuador Right Now

It has been a little over a month since President Noboa declared a state of emergency and signed the decree he called the Phoenix Plan. In that time, the military and police have carried out 99,000 security operations nationwide. More than 8,000 people have already been arrested, many of them are from other countries.
Rome Italy at Night

The Pros and Cons of Living in Rome, Italy

Rome, the eternal city, a place where history merges seamlessly with modernity, offers a plethora of experiences for travelers and residents alike. From its stunning architecture to its rich history, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture, Rome captivates visitors with its charm at every turn. In this blog post, we'll delve into the various aspects of Rome to help you get a better understanding of what this iconic city has to offer and help you decide if it's a good place to live.
Sunset Near Lisbon Portugal

Portugal Livability for Expats

Portugal is one of the most popular places for expats, but how livable is it? We took an exploratory trip to see for ourselves because it was at the top of our list for another residency. While it does have a lot going for it in terms of livability for expats, we've crossed it off our list for one main reason. This article evaluates Portugal’s livability based on the crucial factors that matter most when considering a potential new home, such as safety, cost of living, residency options, and taxes.
Amelia And JP with Fall Colors and turning trees in the background.

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

Planning a move abroad?

The Live Abroad Program is a year-long, action-oriented program designed to give you the information, support, and community you need to help you Live Abroad in the next year (or beyond if you’re on a longer track).

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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Want time and location freedom?

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…

“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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