In this episode I talk with Cris Soady, a linguist who was born in El Salvador but grew up in the United States. In 2014, she and her husband left the US to start a life in Latin America, driving across 13 borders before finally settling in Argentina. They opened a successful restaurant in Buenos Aires, and Cris has found a creative way to bring in additional income. She shares why her family came to the US, why she and her husband decided to live abroad, how they made their travel dreams a reality, and many more inspiring adventures and insights.            

What You’ll Learn

  • Why Cris’ family migrated to the US from El Salvador
  • When she fell in love with travel and why
  • How she met her husband David and why they made the decision to make living abroad a priorit
  • Cris’s approach to travel and desire to learn from locals 
  • How David’s decision to attend culinary school inspired them to open a restaurant abroad
  • Cris and David’s road trip from DC to El Salvador, and then to Argentina
  • The opportunity that helped turn Cris and David’s dream into reality 
  • Cris’s advice for dreaming big and going for what you really want in life
  • Why Cris spends her time pursuing hobbies and jobs that support a flexible lifestyle  
  • How living abroad pushed Cris to try new things and realize the connection we all share                                                                                       

About Cristabel Soady

Cristabel Soady is a linguist who provides services for translation, transcription, subtitling and voice-over projects. She has worked for Netflix, Amazon, Marriott and other global companies. She has worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Spain, India, Ireland, England and China. She’s loved being involved with amazing projects and learning so much about what is going on in the world; both good and bad. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing Flamenco, dabbling in design, and getting involved in her local community. Cristabel lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband.

You can connect with Cris on Linkedin, and find out more about the work she does at  And be sure to check out David and Cris’s restaurant at If you are headed to Buenos Aires, be sure to stop in and try his amazing cuisine!

Resources Mentioned 

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