We need suggestions on where to go this winter! Listen to our picks, submit your own, and lets see if we can get ourselves somewhere amazing!
On a spur of the moment decision, I purchased a 19ft van that had been converted to be lived in and took a road trip with EPoP favorite, #loveNapkins. Boy, do we have stories to share!
Budapest has made its way into our hearts, and our top cities list. Check out today’s podcast for our favorite parts of this walkable eastern European city.
Jessica and Will are on a mission to give their kids an epic childhood by living around the world. Listen to some of their hardcore travel adventures and the story behind WorldTowning.
Some people (Heather) have a luxury travel streak in them. It’s not always about saving the most money, as it is finding the best experience. Jetset Christina joins me today to talk about her luxury travel style, and how she’s turned it into a full time job.
Chris Cage used to be an accountant. Until he decided to take a huge hiking trip which lead him to create his own shelf stable food product for long, calorie dense, adventure travel.
From the good, the bad, to the expensive we learned a lot on our first international trip with Whit. Learn from our mistakes, and commiserate with our experiences in Budapest and Spain!
Getting to travel, live, and work anywhere is pretty sweet in it’s own right, but after six years of being location independent, Heather and Trav have found 7 other benefits of location independence that are great – but often get overlooked. What are they…and what do they have to do with a common hosehould appliance? Listen to find out!
In this special episode, recorded live on location in Mallorca, Spain, Trav and Jason from Zero to Travel reveal how they are feeling just a few hours before the Paradise Pack goes live, talk about why they don’t agree with the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and give you three ways you can go bigger than you ever thought possible.
Trav and Heather break down the 6 biggest stages of their location independent journey, from selling vacuum cleaners door to door and wise “no duh” words from a mentor to 30th birthday debacles and the moment Trav thought he finally made it – and why that shocked Heather.
A strange encounter on a flight, wisdom from Grandma, setting new habits, traveling the world, and more! Trav and Heath Armstrong jam in a wide-ranging conversation about the crazy behind-the-scenes of the Sweet Ass Journal and the Sweet Ass Domination Deck.
Mike & Jess of VanThere.com join Trav to discuss the joys and challenges of living and working out of their custom-built van, with no permanent address anywhere!
Being location independent has its perks. Heather and Trav discuss the top 16 cities of the world where they’d love to spend three months, and what they love most about each one.
Get a behind the scenes look at how we built our new app. How long did it take? Where did we meet our developer? What mistakes did we make? And what’s next?
Florence has stolen our hearts. Find out Heather’s favorite thing to eat (ever!), Trav’s gelato recommendations, where to eat like a local, and of course, the things in Florence you can’t miss!
In this episode, Heather and I go through our list of top summer destinations around the globe. From surprising to serene, vibrant to verdant, and interesting to impactful, there’s a great destination for everyone.
What’s it like to live in another country, and then return to your home country? Is reverse culture shock a bad thing? Dive into a deep conversation with Trav & Jason!
After spending over 3 weeks in Vancouver, Heather and Trav are well versed in the best things to do in this beautiful city. Discover how many breweries Trav went to in 21 days (hint: it’s a lot!), Heather’s favorite pizza and coffee spots, and the activity that they both say you “can’t miss” when visiting Van.
For many people, travel writing is the dream lifestyle. In this episode, we’ll hear from travel writer Gabi Logan about all the possibilities in travel writing and how to get paid to see the world!
Learn the joys and challenges of traveling everywhere in the world as a family of five, with Ricky Shetty of DaddyBlogger.com.
How Michelle Jones became one of the few people in the world to start her own college from scratch – and how it’s turning the educational system on its head!
Every year Heather and I list out our top destinations for the upcoming year. We tend to knock at least one of them off the list, so let’s see where we might be traveling in 2018!
2017 was quite a year, filled with some seriously awesome happenings. Listen as Heather and I go through our best travel experiences of the past year.
2017 was the year we turned into beer snobs. Well, the year Travis did anyway. Listen to hear our best Beer experiences of 2017, Trav has quite a few!
Everybody loves desserts, and we ate a LOT of them last year. One day I even had 4 different ice creams in the name of research! Check out our 16 best desserts from 2017!
If we’d tried to fit the drinks in with the meals we never would have stopped talking! So in today’s episode, the best wine (when Heather could drink it) and coffee from 2017.
We eat a LOT when we travel, it’s one of our favorite things to do. We’ve distilled all that eating down into the best meals of the year, enjoy!
In this part of our Year in Review series, we hand out our superlatives for the best/worst flights, accommodations, and more. But you’ll have to wait until next week for our best meals and drinks! There were too many to do in just one episode!
In this episode we go in depth to figure out how many places we slept in 2017, how many miles we traveled, and how many new (and old) countries/states we visited this past year. Part 1 of 6 in our Year in Review series.
Mike Brcic, founder of Sacred Rides, never imagined he’d have the world’s #1 mountain bike tour company in the world. All he really wanted to do was get paid to take people on awesome trails around British Columbia. That was 21 years ago, and since, he’s not only grown his business to great heights, but
I’ve known Scott for years and never quite knew exactly what it was he does. Today I’m on a mission to find out. Join us today to learn more about starting a business abroad, how to go about running a marathon with no training, and to hear some great travel tips for Japan!
To celebrate 4.5 years and 300 episodes (!!!), Trav and Heather decide to have a little fun and grill one another by putting each other on the hot seat and answering 15 travel questions apiece. The person on the hot seat has no idea what questions will be asked and has to give the first
Sometimes, we take frequent flyer miles for granted because we’ve been using them so long. So last night I sat down, opened up a spreadsheet, and figured out EXACTLY how much money frequent flyer miles saved us in 2017. To find out what that number is, plus learn why Heather thinks that’s not the “real”
Heather and Trav reveal the 11 most unexpected things they are thankful for in 2017 – and maybe you can guess number #1?
After scouring the globe, we reveal our 47 favorite gifts for travelers in 2017. From less than $10 to over $1,000, here are gifts to fit any budget.
Inspired by our recent Travel Hacking Masterclass we wanted to go over some of the most common questions about Travel Hacking that we get here at Extra Pack of Peanuts.
You used to be able to travel for free if you gave up your luggage space for courier packages. Turns out that while you can’t travel for free, you can make back some of your flight costs with a company called Airmule!
Katrina McGhee took a 20-month career break and came back to land 5 jobs in 5 weeks. Learn what she did on her trip, and how she managed to spin it to land a job almost right upon re-entry!
Finding cheap flights can be hard if you don’t know where to look. Here’s a step by step system to see if you’ve found a good price for your flight.
Slovenia quickly stole my heart and the #1 Gelato spot, in the whole world! Have a listen as Heather and I detail our time in Slovenia. Where to eat, drink, and visit on your next trip.
For people who are better planners than us (everyone) it’s time to start thinking of those winter destinations if you haven’t already! Heather and I list our favorites, and our wishlists as we move into the season.
On Zero to Trave you’ll find 20-11, here you’ll find 10-1, and on the Location Indie podcast we’re doing a Top 16 Places We Want To Visit as a bonus episode!
Get a behind the scenes look at Travis and Heather’s “posh” babymoon and learn how much planning they did for the trip (hint: not much), how much they spent (hint: more than not much), and how much compromising they did (hint: much)
Plus, they’ll take you through all the major decisions they made, give each one a thumbs up or thumbs down and reveal their best and worst decisions.
We’ve been back to Portland multiple times since we recorded our last Destination Diary, so it’s time for an update! All new places we’ve managed to find, and Sean Ogle chimes in with a local’s opinion as well!
You don’t hear much about people traveling in the fall, but it’s a beautiful (and cheaper) time to travel to some destinations. Heather and I go through our top 6 picks in today’s episode!
For all the tech equipment and miscellany that don’t fit into our other packing guides!
With a few less categories, here’s our packing list for men! Carry-on only, as always!
If you’ve ever wondered how you could travel with just a carry-on, Heather’s here to show you the way! If she can do it, anyone can!
Heather and I dove headfirst into the short-term rental property business. Today we share some of our rationale, how we pick our properties, and some tips to get you started!
Today Heather and I share our favorite spots and experiences from San Diego, the land of sunshine and tacos.
George Igoe flys the world in first class, only to live the economy lifestyle on the ground. We dive into his hilarious travel videos, his travel style, and his advice for saving money on the road.
The Paradise Pack is live again this year and today we have two of our contributors, Caz Makepeace and Brian Lofrumento here to share two pieces of actionable advice for you to put into practice right now!
There’s no better teacher than travel. Today Heather and I share 32 lessons we’ve learned over the past 5 years around the world.
Click here to download this episode. If you travel when you’re younger you’re sure to have heard it before. Oh, good to get it out of your system before you have kids! Like the travel bug is one that goes away once you have a baby. Silly people. Derek Loudermilk has spent the last several
Wait But Why is one of my favorite places on the internet and today Tim Urban joins me today to talk about his writing, his process, and his travels.
Looking for somewhere to go this summer? Here are our top 12 suggestions!
Every now and then we bring on someone who knows a lot more than us about a place. Welcome author Lily Ann Fouts to the podcast to share her vast knowledge on Ecuador!
I went to send this episode to someone, and realized it didn’t exist! So here you have our recommendations for Asheville, NC. We liked it so much we visited twice last year!
Whitney Powell travels the world filming and producing adventure travel videos. She joins me today to chat about how she decided to take the leap to working for herself and talks about some of her favorite projects to date!
Travel pushes your comfort zone, and today Nate Menninger from The Pathfinder joins me to talk about his experiences stretching his limits and relying on the kindness of strangers.
If you’ve listened before, you’ll remember me not being a big fan of London, but I’ve changed my tune quite a bit! Heather and I recount our favorite areas, foods, and things to do from our last three trips to London!
A collaboration with Jason and my other podcast, Location Indie. This week our 10 crazy awesome travel dreams that we hope to make reality!!
Sarah Tiedemann, author of Traveling with Baggage: A Guide for the Hesitant Hiker, has dealt with anxiety her whole life. Today she joins me to chat about her experiences traveling with anxiety.
When you go on holiday, you do the things you like to do. Turns out Bill Ker (Doc) really enjoys working out, so he started a tour company to do just that.
More than the food, the drinks, or the location, the best thing about Barcelona was the lifestyle. But the food and drinks were also awesome!
A stint in Dublin and a 6 day roadtrip around southwestern Ireland was enough for us to fall in love! Here’s where we stayed, what we ate, and our favorite things to do on the Emerald Isle!
Lots of people think once you one kid you can’t travel, let alone 4 kids and a dog! Paul Kortman joins me today to share his family’s experience taking on Mexico in an RV.
We’re a bit early this year, but the planning’s got to start! Here’s a list of our top 7 destinations (and of course, honorable mentions) for 2017! Where will we go first?
Thinking over the best experiences from 2016 makes Heather and I very grateful. Join us as we reminisce over our top 18 experiences of last year.
Meals are all well and good, but we all know the drinks and desserts are what REALLY have us coming back for more! Check out our favorites this year in our “mini” episode!
Around here you know that traveling means finding some of the best food and drink out there whenever possible. Today we recount our top 22 meals of 2016. Let the salivating begin!
Every year we like to look back at our travel year and crunch the numbers. How many miles did we travel? How many places did we sleep? And then, of course, we have to figure out the best, the worst, and the most ridiculous of several aspects of our travels!
Today Jason Moore joins me as we share our super simple way to plan your goals for the new year. We look back at our success and failures, and discuss some of the awesome things to come in 2017.
Amanda Hathorn-Geary joins me today to share her vast experience working and traveling the world, on cruises!! We talk about the types of jobs available, how to get them, and the awesome perks that come with it.
Tim Leffel joins me today to chat about breaking into the freelance travel writing industry and the best places to move abroad to enjoy a higher quality of living for half the price of the USA.
Suzanne and Mitch Rutledge just finished up a 9 month, round the world trip, complete with their 8 year old son! Learn how they traveled as a family and some of the best tips they learned along the way.
Brent Underwood started his own hostel in Austin, Texas when the opportunity presented itself. Today he joins me to chat about his journey from travel junkie, to travel junkie with a hostel and some of the steps that that entailed.
We’re thankful for a lot of things this year, and most of them were very unexpected! Join us for our annual chat about the things we’re thankful for! P.S. You’re on the list ;)
After scouring the globe, we reveal our 46 favorite gifts for travelers. From less than $4 to over $1,000, here are the best gifts for any budget and style
This year the Abroaders are partnering with Home for the Holidays to help people unable to be with their families for the holidays fly home using donations of Frequent Flyer miles. So if you’ve got miles to spare, or have been away from your family, have a listen and see if you can give/get one of the best presents ever.
Joining me today is S. Bedford the author of It’s Only the Himalayas and Other Adventures of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker. With a title like that, we have plenty of travel mishaps to discuss on today’s episode!
Nothing good happens after 2am – except the most epic experiences of your life!
Jon Levy explains how, by using science (yes, SCIENCE!) he went from being a nerd – before nerds were cool – to spending Thanksgiving at Kiefer Sutherland’s house, hosting dinner parties for some of the world’s most interesting people, and narrowly escaping death while running with the bulls.
Erin McNeaney from Never Ending Voyage joins me today to chat about how to travel with just a carry on, and what it was like to create a budget tracking app for travelers.
Join Heather and I as we delve into the best places to stay, the best things to do, and of course our favorite foods from Santorini, Greece!
After 2 months traveling through Norway, Georgia (the country!), Greece, England, and Scotland, we have a lot to recap! We discuss the best foods, accommodations, experiences, and our most surprising moment from the trip!
Stefan Loble is back on the podcast to talk to us about Bluffworks newest project, a blazer! We even detail how you can win your very own!
When our list of things to do consists of mostly beaches, you know you’ve found a good relaxation spot. Join us as we chat about our time in Paros, Greece!
Georgia has quickly made it’s way into my heart (probably through my stomach) and should be a country high on anyone’s wanderlust list. Today we chat food, accommodations, and amazing scenery in the country of Georgia.
Only on the road can you run into situations like this. Remember the #1 travel rule, if you can take someone up on an invitation into their home? Do it.
It’s time for part 2 of our list of why roadtrips rule! We’re back to share more ridiculous road antics, the power of contemplation and the excitement that the randomness of the road can bring. Convincing Jay to do a Roadtrip music podcast didn’t take too long either! So make sure to keep your eyes
Ever wondered why road trips are so awesome? Probably not cause you already knew it, but Jason & I are going to talk about it anyway!
Author Tom Edwards has traveled the world on a shoestring, or perhaps a guitar string. He shares his tips for getting jobs on the road and some of his experiences as an ultra-budget traveler.
Mike & Suzie, from The Mike & Suzie show join me today to talk health and fitness on the road. How to keep routines/eat better when you’re traveling, why diets are crap, and how there is no such thing as failing!
Fast or slow? There’s pros and cons for traveling either way, and today Jason from Zero to Travel joins me for a quick debate!
Chicago is known as one of the best food cities in the world. And after listening to the first half of our destination diary, you’ll know why. With more food recommendations than any Destination Diary to date, we welcome listener Kevin to the show to discuss the wonders that Chicago has to offer.
Heather and I went to two very different places for our solo travel challenge. Today we chat with Napkins about our experiences traveling solo, what we learned about ourselves, and the tips we have for anyone else traveling alone.
Sometimes when you get home from a trip, the blues can hit hard. Doesn’t seem to matter where you went, or how long you were gone for, you’ve just got some mixed feelings on re-entry. Here are 14 tips & tricks for when you’re hardpressed to find that same happiness at home.
The Paradise Pack is launching today, and in it’s honor we’re interviewing three of our contributors this year, Johnny FD, Ruth Soukup, and Mish Slade about how they became Location Independent and their best advice for you to do the same!
Heather and I have been Location Independent for 4 years. Long before we even knew that was a thing to be. Today we share 27 lessons we’ve learned (or are still learning) along the way.
It should be no surprise that Heather and I loved New Orleans. Check out some of our recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and where to stay in the big easy!
Trav and Heather have rented AirBnB properties all over the world, but now they’ve decided to flip the equation and rent out their own home on AirBnB. They relay their experience as AirBnB hosts plus tell you how to price your property, create a good listing, and add the little touches so that you can successfully rent out your place (even if you don’t live in a “hot” area) and make money while you travel.
Heather and I are back from our amazing roadtrip, and today we’re here to thank you guys for being so awesome, and talk about some of the places we visited along the way.
In the two weeks we’ve spent in Nashville, it’s quickly oping the charts (ha, music joke) of our favorite cities.
Today we discuss our favorite places to eat, drink, and listen to live music; they have more than just country!
Jason joins me today to discuss our top cities around the USA. We’ll do the first half of our favorite cities today on the EPoP Podcast, and you can check out part 2 over on Zero to Travel!
Geneviève and Nicolas from The Great Anomaly join Heather and I today to talk about what it means to be couplepreneurs.
Travis and Heather discuss why they have (almost) no plans for their upcoming roadtrip, how you can help pick where they go and what they do, what their essential items are, and why this is getting back to their travel roots.
I recently returned from a trip to Israel and have had nothing but good things to say since I got back. Today guest favorite Napkins is back to interview me about my experiences in Israel, both the country, and the unintentional digital sabbatical!
Brian is biking Around America. Not across. The difference? About 9,000.00 miles. Tune in to listen to Brian as we run through the details of his trip, from planning, to the money he’s raised for charity, to some of the awesome stats he’s been keeping along the way.
I recently had the good fortune to travel to Israel with Nir and Guy, the founders of Puzzle Israel. And had some of my favorite travel experiences. We chat about our trip and the creation of Puzzle Israel.
Today Heather and I each countdown our top 10 travel destinations. Included are places that have been on our list for years. Others have only been on there for 2 weeks. What can I say? I’m easy to convince!
We finally got around to it! Here is a Destination Diary on Japan, yes, the entire country! Food, places to visit, good places to stay, and lots of cheap travel tips.
The list continues in today’s episode. Find out what my (current) favorite city is! And check out our new podcast!
Nick Hersh joins me again to discuss the Top 10 cities in the world. For now anyways! I reserve the right to change my mind!
Everyone loves to eat, especially me. Today my buddy Nick Hersh and I discuss our top 5 countries in Europe for food!
The top ten travel questions Googled in 2015 aren’t at all what we were expecting. We try to answer them anyways!
Today my guests help me answer an important question that I don’t have much insight to, personally. Should you travel solo? What are the benefits vs. traveling with a friend or loved one? How do you meet people on the road?
Today Jason from Zero to Travel, Jackie from Budget Minded Traveler, and Nathaniel from The Travelers join me to ask each other questions about travel! We discuss food, offices, whether we actually enjoy flying, and a ton more! Get ready for some good stories!
Fabian returns to chat about his time working on the Startup Diaries, and driving his company around South America while he did it. We also chat about working more efficiently, not harder, and ask a very important question, what will you do with your freedom?
Fabian Dittrich joins me to talk about his journey from having Malaria to running his own company from the road. We discuss making decisions based on the story you’ll be able to tell later, why he’s thankful he got malaria, and thoughts on traditional job advice.
Nate Buchanan talks about his incredible 15-day mileage run in airplanes and airports from South America to Asia, and why he considers this 92,000-mile business class trip an investment.
2015 was a crazy year of travel, one which saw us crisscross the globe, hit a few new countries and states, and even settle down in our own house for the first time in 5 years. And while the year was incredible as a whole, there are some instances that stick out as the best
It’s no secret that we love eating – it’s one of the reasons we travel. From street side stalls to gourmet restaurants, here are our 20 best meals of 2015.
This year we’re sharing our Year in Review! Where we went, where we stayed, how we got there and the best and worst of each!
Danny Flood is back to discuss some of the main ideas of his newest novel, Hack Sleep. Along with balancing work & travel, the Open World Magazine, and a new IndieGoGo project!
Author Danny Flood joins me to talk about starting your own business, his #1 secret for launching a hit book on Amazon, and the importance of 1,000 true fans.
Travel meltdowns happen. Even to the best of us. Today Jason from Zero to Travel and Napkins (fan favorite!) share a couple of the meltdowns that happened on the road. Check out the Zero to Travel podcast to hear mine and Heather’s!
Have a traveler in your life? Want to know what to spend some of your holiday money on? Here are a ton of awesome gifts for those travelers in your life (or for yourself!)
Heather and I chat about the 14 things that we are amazingly thankful for this year. Including you! Thanks for listening!
Leon joins to talk more in depth about his experiences filming Karun: Misadventures on Iran’s Longest River. Today we talk about cost, preparation, and how filming can change the trip.
Leon McCarron, one of the adventurers of this journey (and previous podcast guest!) joins us today to chat about what he’s been up to in the last 150 episodes, how he has managed to make “adventurer” his job title, and his journey through Iran that led to the creation of Karun!
Today we look at some broad strokes of visiting Japan. We share some the etiquette we learned during our time there, as well as our favorite tips for cheap transportation, accommodation options, and, of course, food!
It’s been a while, but we finally recorded an episode about teaching English in Japan, or anywhere else for that matter!
The Grand Canyon is an amazing site, and today’s podcast is recorded from it’s very edge. Heather and I are incredibly thankful for the decisions that landed us here and to all of you for making it possible!
Bryan Petro returns today to talk more about CorkSharing, his recommendations on places to visit around the world, and a spicy travel mishap!
Bryan Petro joins us today to talk about his experiences expanding the sharing economy to boats, and one of Heather’s favorites, wine!
I have a new favorite city, and today Heather and I are gonna tell you all about it! From transportation to food and wine, we have a ton of recommendations for you!
Today Heather and I breakdown the best options for using your phone while traveling the world!
Today Heather and I take turns drawing travel quirks out of a hat and it’s up to you to guess which one of us it applies to! What can we say? We’re weird.
Scott was truly one of the most inspiring, energetic, and enthusiastic people I know, and I recorded this podcast to help others who may be grieving from the loss of a loved one and also to inspire people by discussing the 4 biggest lessons I’ve learned from Scott over the years.
Sherry Ott joins me for part 2 of our interview where we discuss the founding of Meet, Plan, Go and the importance of having a home base.
On the (almost) 9 year anniversary of starting her journey, Sherry Ott of Meet Plan Go! joins me to talk about taking a career break to travel, why it’s beneficial, and some tips on how to make it happen!
I managed to break my frugal tendencies to take an amazing trip to Kenya. And I don’t regret a second of it.
In Part 1 Jacob talked a lot about how to make sustainable change. Today we’re gonna chat more about change, and how it’s influenced GREATLY by your mindset. We’ll also chat about how money is a socially acceptable excuse for deeper fears, and how both Jacob and I are establishing home bases that are allowing
We bring back Jacob Sokol of Sensophy.com to tell us what he’s been up to in the year since he’s been on the podcast! We chat about mentors, making sustainable change, and the best time for decision making and much more!
Jim returns in part two to share some more information about how a Home Exchange works, how you can search for places to exchange that fit your passions, and quite a “rockin” travel mishap!
The president of HomeExchange.com joins me to share some awesome information about how home exchange works, and the awesome connections that can be the result!
Today we go over the crazy amount of things we did in Switzerland that weren’t in last weeks episode. Who knew you could fit SO MUCH stuff into 10 days?
Heather and I are back from a whirlwind trip through Switzerland filming a television special that you helped us win! Tune in to hear about the crazy adventure you sent us on; there are impromptu yodeling lessons, charismatic locals, and so much more!
Jared Brock is back today to talk about some of the crazy adventures he experienced on his journey to live prayerfully for a year. Also included are some tips on how to become a minimalist, and a crazy travel mishap with a happy ending!
Jared Brock is a world traveler who has done some crazy things. He fights human trafficking as co-founder of Hope for the Sold. Join us to learn about his adventures making documentaries and walking on hot coals!
Heather, Napkins, and I discuss some our top 7 tracks (each) that are must haves for roadtrips! From the old to the new, there’s something for everyone!
We continue our car recording journey with 18 essential items for any of your upcoming roadtrips!
Heather and I take a little time during our current roadtrip to discuss some roadtrips that we love, or would love to do around the United States during the summer!
In this episode, our friend Dave Atkins, or “Napkins”, interviews us about our upcoming Lights, Camera, Switzerland television pilot!
Adam is the founder of a global organization that builds schools in underdeveloped countries. Today he joins us to talk about the beginnings of Pencils of Promise and how travel has changed his life.
Stefans back to tell us all about his crazy travels…Tips, mishaps, it’s all here. There’s even a great discount code for Bluffworks!
Stefan Loble created Bluffworks, a company that makes travel/work pants that don’t wrinkle, because he hated laundry. Learn about his journey into entrepreneurship!
Jason returns today to discuss the creation of Phroogal.com, the difference between penny pinching and spending consciously, and how you might be able to catch them on tour!
Jason Vitug from Phroogal.com joins us to talk about his experiences traveling, and how it changed his life, making the decision to leave a job you actually like (!), and how he became royalty, quite by accident.
The Paradise Pack Sessions 5-11
The Paradise Pack is going strong this week and in celebration of our bundle we did something awesome. We interviewed 11 experts on fields like travel, location independence, and lifestyle entrepreneurship in 6 hours! It was so awesome, in fact, that we decided we just had to share it with everyone who couldn’t make it
In the second part of our interview with Dave from Oventure Travel Gear we discuss how on earth you even start getting a physical product made, Oventure’s dedication to donating to Pencils of Promise, and a recommendation for the best beignets in New Orleans.
Today Dave from Adventure Travel Gear joins me to talk about his start as an entrepreneur, why he chose to start with travel gear, and how great packing cubes can be!
Jason and I list out 14 great practical hacks that will allow you to travel for as long as you wish! From 1 month trips to becoming a permanent nomad, if you like to travel, this is a great episode for you!
Today Jason and I break down some great mental hacks that can help you head off on your travel dream, and keep things interesting while you’re gone! Also, enter to win a free Tortuga Backpack!
If you love coffee, then this is the episode for you. Heather and Jason list some of their best coffee experiences around the world. From the best countries to get coffee in, to the wildly rule breaking concepts that Jason comes up with for his list, you’re sure to find a new coffee shop to add to your travels!
In part 2 of this interview with Eytan the Snarky Nomad we discuss travel gear. From clothes to technology Eytan has a minimalist answer to all of your packing woes! We also discuss looking good while you travel and using your phone as your main camera while on the road.
Eytan from SnarkyNomad.com joins me today to discuss how he fell in love with travel, why he became obsessed with travel gear, and why explaining red solo cups to an Australian is part of the reason he keeping going back to travel, again and again.
Brendan is back for Part 2 of our interview. In this portion we talk about freedom, and how awesome it is, why everyone should adventure in their hometown, even if it’s just for a new taco place, and the reason everyone should carry a spoon when they travel.
Brendan Leonard from Semi-rad.com joins me today to discuss how he got into the outdoor lifestyle, how taking a conference call from his smelly car changed his life, and the reality behind the concept of security.
Evo is back again for part 2 of this awesome interview. Today we talk about how to find out if this lifestyle is for you, relationships on the road, and of course, the evil that are duck feathers?
Evo Terra from the Opportunistic Travelers joins me today as we talk about leaving the default lifestyle behind and taking your life in new directions through travel. Part 1 of a 2 part interview.
I discusses the strategy and secrets behind opening multiple credit cards in one day to earn tons of miles and points and then help Jason plan his own app-o-Rama.
What were the most popular questions about travel in 2014? Google knows the answer. Today Heather presents the top 10 travel questions Googled last year and sees what advice I have to give!
Today Leon Logothetis joins us to talk about his decision to begin traveling, the logistics of taking (and finding) kindness all around the world, and the power of gratitude.
We give a lot of advice on this podcast – but do we follow it? Today Heather and I discuss the planning of our 2 month trip around the United States, and how we apply some of our advice to save money on domestic travel.
Africa is a continent filled with mystery…and misconceptions. Today, I sits down with my brother Cody to discuss what life is REALLY like living in Africa and also recount a hilarious travel mishap that includes tap dancing shoes, a trip to Turkey, and lots of sobbing.
Heather and I have spent more time in Chiang Mai than anywhere in the world except Philly. So today we run down some of the best places to eat, sleep, adventure, and get custom suits in this amazing city.
Both Heather and I love sweets, and not just for dessert. Today we talk about our favorite sweet treats from all around the world including, ice cream, peanuts, (we did get an extra pack of them after all…) and so much more.
Traveling the world is a great excuse to eat delicious food everywhere you go. But what’s the most delicious? Today Heather and I discuss the 20 best meals we’ve EVER had, both at home and abroad.
When you’re on the road, it can be hard to make your money stretch if you’re afraid of the street food. In today’s episode Heather and I discuss our 18 rules for making sure you get great, cheap food while you travel!
Today Heather and I return to finish up our list of the 20 most beautiful buildings in the world. From the cliche to the forgotten this episode is full of amazing places to visit.
Today Heather and I were inspired by a beautiful building in Yangon, Myanmar to compile a list of our 20 favorite buildings all over the world. Check out our honorable mentions and the first 5 off each of our lists here!
Doing research for a trip to Myanmar won’t get you much information. Despite all our planning, we arrived in the country a little unsure of what exactly we’d be spending our time on. Today Heather and I recount a couple of our freakout moments during our time in Burma, and how we moved past them to finally enjoy our time abroad.
Allan Karl spent 3 years on the road, so when he came home it was a bit of a shock. From the glare of supermarket choices to the decision to self-publish a book about his travels we chat about his journeys once he returned to the United States.
Allan Karl visited over 30 countries on his 3 year long motorcycle journey around the world. Today we finally connected to chat about some of his more stressful moments along the way.
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most amazing travel experiences you can have. Today, we tell you everything you need to know about planning a trip, from what route to take, how to hire a guide, what to pack, and everything in between.
When you’re traveling some of the best moments often come when you meet, and spend time with, the local people. Today Jason, Heather, and I talk about our 6 favorite experiences meeting locals from our travels.
Sometimes you end up in businesses you never would have considered. Today we talk with Nate Buchanan about his journey into the world of printing, and how his company, Peanut Butter Printing, is helping to save the world.
Nate and his wife went on a whirlwind trip through Europe and South East Asia using mostly points and miles. What sparked their trip? A mistake fare! Check out this episode to learn some of Nate’s best advice on saving money and having great experiences while you travel!
Mike Spencer Bown has been on the road for 23 years and has some of the best travel stories you’ll ever hear. From impersonating a UN security officer to cannibals and killer bees to rave parties, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
When travel becomes your life, sometimes it can get a little tiring. It may sound absurd, but travel burnout is a real thing and today Jason, Heather, and myself sit down to a roundtable discussion on the topic.
Ever wanted to go on vacation, but didn’t want to spend hours and hours making decision and planning all the details? Denise from Magical Mystery Tours joins us today to talk about her business booking secret vacations for people all over the globe.
Flight prices vary dramatically, sometimes every hour, and it can leave you feeling like you if you just knew one extra thing or looked one other place, you might have been able to save yourself hundreds of dollars. Now, you’ll know exactly how to get the cheapest flights, every time!
When is the best time to travel to a location? Peak season? Off season? Shoulder season? Today Jason joins me as we discuss the benefits of traveling off season, from lower prices to smaller crowds and some of our favorite off season destinations around the world.
Relationships on the road are entirely different. Facebook and Instagram only capture those amazing smiling moments, but the reality can be a little more varied. Today, Jason interviews Heather and I as we talk about how we work things out on the road.
Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit as a tourist. But Heather had her heart set on visiting, so we found a way to do it cheap(er). Listen to find out our money saving tips for the city of love!
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is Travel. So today Heather and I have joined forces to talk about how we plan our travels. From picking our destination to on the ground research, hopefully we’ll help you jump start your travel plans for 2015!
Our year has been full of amazing experiences and today we come back to finish off our list of top 14 travel experiences of 2014 including sneaking into festivals (and countries) and goat chez!
We reveal our the first half of our top 14 travel experiences from 2014, which includes racing up waterfalls in Thailand, pizza making in Italy, and why losing a wallet in Paris turned out to be a good thing.
Very few people actually look forward to those 20+ hour travel days. With long flights, horrendous layovers, and no sleep those days go down as the price we pay for travel. But they don’t have to be! Today Heather joins me to share some tips & tricks to making those travel days more enjoyable.
In a digital age, we’re sometimes a little too attached. Today we bring back friend and co-host Jason Moore who is just back from a one month digital sabbatical to share his experiences.
One of our favorite things to do while we’re traveling is to rent apartments. Being in cool neighborhoods, with more space for less money – what’s not to love? Heather joins me today to talk about our experiences renting apartments and some tips and tricks to help you save money on your travels!
Heather and I go through our list of 33 best gifts for travelers in 2014. From $10 to $1,000 we have items that fit any budget and any traveler you know who might want something special under the tree!
Accounts of Bali vary wildly, is it cheap or expensive? The truth is it can be either, but here are our experiences doing Bali for cheap. From accommodations to food and activities, we break down the real price of travel in Bali.
Today we give you the best sites that we use when booking our travels. If we use it, we’ve linked it and there are some great resources here to help you plan your trip from the moment the idea pops into your head to the moment you return home, exhausted, but thankful for the entire experience.
Today I bring back Robb Hillman and David McMullin to share their experiences in Guatemala with all of us, so that we too can fall in love with this seemingly beautiful country. We talk about some of the best sites to see, including Tikal, active volcanoes, and caves best seen by candlelight.
Knowing the best practices for money abroad can be a challenge. Should you take cash and change it at the airport? What about ATM fees? Today we’re giving you our 14 rules for money while traveling that will help you travel more, and spend less.
Scott Manning from TwelveCountries.com joins us today to talk about his year abroad with his wife and baby. We talk about the places they’ve visited so far, how much it’s cost them, and some great advice for saving money on the road.
Scott Manning and his wife had made the decision to travel around the world, visiting 12 countries in 12 months, when they found out they were pregnant. They went anyway.
Sailing was something that interested Bo, but he’d never done. So of course, he bought a sailboat and made it his goal to sail around the world. I mean really, what else was there to do?
Heather joins me to discuss some things that we’re thankful for this year and suggest some podcasts for any long travel days coming over the weekend!
Robb and David join us again today to share their experiences on their current open-ended trip. From where they’ve been, to where they’re going; how they’ve saved money on accommodations, and some deep thoughts on stepping out of the cave, they’re sure to teach us all a little something about life and travel.
Longtime EpoP readers & listeners share their strategies for saving money for their long term trips around the world! All those excuses to not travel, they had them, and they overcame them to pursue awesome adventures.
What are you going to do if you get sick in a foreign country? Today we discuss our tips (from experience) on what to do when you get sick on the road.
Everyone travels differently, but the key to having the best experience possible is to find the sweet spot between comfort, convenience, and cost. Here’s how our sweet spot has changed over the last four years.
“How can you guys afford to travel so much?!” We get it all the time. And it’s really not a big secret. We spend a lot of our time in cheap destinations like Thailand. “But come on, Thailand can’t really be that cheap” Oh, but it is. Today Heather and I lay it all
Alex Owumi found himself trapped during the Arab Spring. This is the story of his escape from Libya and his struggles getting back to “normal” life.
Alex had no idea when he took his contract in Libya that he was walking into a country on the verge of revolution. Trapped in his apartment with no hope…
Today we talk about experiences that had us shivering in our boots… because it was winter! Nick joins me again today so that we can lay out our top 10 (or if you use Nick as an example, 13) European cities to visit during winter. Not only do several airlines run off-peak promotions for award
Now that they’ve scored the book deal they have to actual race each other around the world. The first step? Buying the most expensive bottle of scotch they could find. And, boy, was it expensive! Steve and Vali share their best, and worst, experiences during their travels along with their opinions on what makes travel
By their own admission, Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran were goofy and immature 25 year olds. And so like most goofy and immature 25 year olds, they would come up with crazy ideas while drinking beer in an apartment complex hot tub. Unlike most goofy and immature 25 year olds, however, they eventually acted upon
There are tons of ways to save money on travel. Tons of ways to “hack” travel. And one of the best ones are budget airlines. Budget Airlines are a lot like the airlines that you might already be familiar with like Delta or United, with a couple of major differences. There are a lot of
Deciding where to go on your honeymoon is never an easy decision. So why make it? Chris and Tiffany decided that they didn’t want to settle on just one place, or just two weeks for their honeymoon so they chose to do something a little out of the ordinary. They’re taking a year long honeymoon.
You asked for it, and you got it. Today we start a new series of podcasts; EPoP success stories! Tiffany and Chris have spent the last two years preparing the move to location independence so they could do something amazing. They’re going on a year long (working) honeymoon! Today we chat about the steps in
You’re getting ready to head out on your trip. But what do you need to do to prepare? Enter the Pre-Travel Checklist! 24 things that you should make sure to check off before leaving for your trip. You’ll find through this episode that you should do as we say, not as we do. We’ve got
The legendary city of “El Dorado”, the ultimate discovery. Percy Fawcett, a renowned explorer of his time, set out on his search for the “Lost City of Z” as he had nicknamed it. After barely surviving several exploratory expeditions he tried once more in the mid 1920’s. And was never seen again. “The Lost City
He’s the first to say it, he’s no adventurer. And yet somehow he’s found himself tracking down Giant Squid in the middle of the night during a hurricane on the ocean and trekking through the wilds of the Amazon in search of a legendary explorer who went missing in the 1920’s. The author of The
Yesterday we talked a bit about Expedition 1000, but what kind of journeys are these really? Why does he undertake them? How much planning does he do? The questions are endless. Dave patiently answers all of them and hands out some great advice on lifestyle, packing, and working on the road along the way. We
No matter how many times I try, I just can’t get them to admit it. We’ve had adventurers on before, and I always ask the same question. So, you’re a superhuman right? Turns out none of them will admit to it. They just keep telling they’re regular Joes. Or in Dave’s case, a couch potato.
Today we bring you a very special destination diary, one close to our hearts. Our hometown. Philadelphia! From the best places to eat and drink around town (including the dive bars) to the most interesting museums for children and adults, it’s all here. Everything we mention could be done in a couple of day itinerary
Yesterday we ignited your wanderlust with a list of books about travel in which you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. Today we fan the flames higher. Nick returns for the epic Part II where we go through books 1-8 on our list and ,of course, more honorable mentions (like you expected anything else). With
For those of us with a serious case of wanderlust (or those of us who want one) there’s only one solution. Reading about travel. Or is that the problem? Today I bring back Nick, a good buddy of mine who shares my love of reading about travel. We each listed out our top 10 books
Did you know that AirBnB can MAKE you money while you travel? Many of us have homes (or would like to have homes) that we still have to pay for while we’re out on the road. The cost of that can stop any of us from being able to travel the way we want to
When we think of location independence we almost never consider running a brick and mortar business from anywhere in the world. It is called location independence after all. Charlie Grosso didn’t let that stop her. Though Charlie travels the world participating in crazy adventures such as the Mongol Rally and Rickshaw run while earning part
Every traveler has encountered it. We’ve all fought epic battles against it. And far too often, it wins the fight. Jetlag. Today Heather joins me as we discuss some of the ways that have helped us make headway against jetlag. From eating healthy snacks and avoiding alcohol to finding a monetary motivation to get out
Since you already know that we’re super tourists (and super nerdy) we decided to take it a step farther and list off our favorite touristy destinations around the world. In for a penny, in for a pound. These are the places that are seen by many independent travelers to be a little to full of
Yesterday Warren and Betsy shared amazing advice on starting your travel journey and finding a home base that you absolutely love. Today we continue the trend of great advice and discuss a very important topic to me personally and I’m sure to a lot of you as well! Relationships on the road. Namely, making sure
Would you rather eat Thai food tonight, or go eat food in Thailand? After seeing some of their friends having health issues in their 30’s Warren and Betsy Talbot sat down to a serious conversation to decide what they wanted their life to be like. The next day they started Married with Luggage and laid
It’s not “the more you travel, the better you get at it” it’s the sloppier you get! Jason’s infamous words when we told him of our recent slew of travel mishaps. And boy was he right. Within 2 hours of landing in Italy, if it could go wrong, it did. And the worst part was,
Sticking to your workout routine can be hard when you travel. Or your diet Or your work habits (but we’ve already talked about that one…) With surroundings that are constantly changing and the urge to relax and try all the new dishes that the local cuisine has to offer those routines roll even farther downhill.
“That’s soooooo Touristy!” Today we throw any, and all, preconceived notions of our “coolness” straight out the window. Jason joins me as we discuss the ultimate taboo in independent travel. Being a tourist. We discuss our love of guided tours, pub crawls, “tourist” transportation and more without shame because sometimes you just have to get
Who better to give packing advice than the man who has designed his own travel backpack? Today we bring back Fred Perotta, creator of Tortuga Backpacks, to completely geek out on packing tips and tricks. From the items that take up the most room in your bag to how long you need to pack for
Yesterday you heard some of the more common ways to save money on your accommodations. Today Jason and I finish off our list with some of the more obscure and black hat tips available to you. We even cease with the cat jokes. From how to use Priceline effectively to flat out bribery this episode
Next to flights, accommodation is the next most expensive aspect of flying. So how do we make it cheaper? Jason and I have 21 suggestions that can help anyone find better digs, no matter where they are in the world. Today we discuss the first 10 of those options, so make sure to check out
Now, we’re not complaining, But sometimes there are aspects of location independence that aren’t so ideal. It can be quite a roller coaster when you travel while you work. Lack of work triggers, travel issues, bad wifi, the list of things that can, and do, go wrong is endless. And yet we keep coming back
You may remember us mentioning our friend the U.S. Diplomat who managed to wrangle our laptop back from India’s customs officials in our latest Travel Mishaps episode. That U.S. Diplomat is our good friend Nick Hersh, whom I have known for over 20 years from back when all we cared about was learning how to
Portugal is one of our favorite countries in the world. It’s also one of the cheapest options in western Europe. Heather and I talk about where to go, what to do, and the best places to eat and drink! From getting completely lost in a rain storm to finding the Harry Potter bookstore we talk
Learn to navigate with your own compass. Take the time to really learn yourself and figure out WHY you like to do things, and what those things are. Then take action. Byron achieves his location independence by living out of his van. He believes that each of us has the potential to be everything we
So you’ve collected all these frequent flyer miles. Now what on earth do you do with them? Today Jason and I chat about actually using your frequent flyer miles once you’ve collected them. Where to start, when to book, and most importantly, how to avoid fuel surcharges. This is a great overview on the basics
Today Heather and I pick sides and head into battle. A battle for the ages. Which coast is the best coast? From the food, the weather, and the traffic we debate all the factors that might make someone want to live on either side of the country. Let us know why we were right (or
When people hear Santiago de Compostela, they invariably think of The Camino. And if you want to know everything about walking The Camino, including how to avoid getting blisters, here’s an earlier interview I did with my twin sister Gale. But Santiago de Compostela has much more to offer than just The Camino, including some
The Camino is a pilgrimage that people have been making for over a thousand years. A physical, emotional, and spiritual journey to the far end of northwest Spain. And one that has become incredibly popular in the last 10 years with people looking to get away from it all and take time to reflect. Today,
What’s better than having all the conveniences of home while you’re away? Getting them for free. We’re all about traveling more while spending less, and getting free accommodations is THE way to spend less. So what is it we did? Housesitting An ever growing community of people open their homes to people in exchange for
Embrace the wanderlust. Today Jason joins me once again to discuss some of the most beautiful places on earth. Or perhaps to break the rules and throw in honorable mentions left and right. One of these days I’ll make him stick to the rulebook. From places you can’t even pronounce (don’t worry, we can’t either)
When you follow me on social media you might think that my travel was all delicious food, great beer, and amazing vistas. You’d be wrong. Those things do happen (quite a lot actually), but there are moments in between when things go just a touch sideways. Those are the moments that you’ll remember forever. Heather
What happens when you put two digital nomads on a podcast together? We geek out about location independent lifestyles. Today, we have on Rob from Making It Anywhere, a site that shows people how to start making a living while traveling the world. From questions like “I want to be a Digital Nomad, but where
Portland, Oregon has it all. From excellent beer to delicious coffee, the best ice cream in the world, and amazing food carts around every corner Portland is a dream come true! As we record this episode we are actually IN Portland for the second time this year. We discuss the different parts of town, some
Often when we decide to follow a path outside of the norm people have one word for us. Crazy John Francis has heard that used to describe his choices more times than he can count. After the oil spill in San Francisco Bay in the 70’s John Francis decided that he would help raise environmental
What’s better than getting locked into a cage with a bunch of crazy sports fans in Croatia? Or making giant signs saying “King Kong Stinks!” at a WWE match? Or perhaps finding ingenious ways to sneak alcohol into the Kentucky Derby? Well you’ll just have to listen to find out. Today Jason joins me to
One of the worst feelings when traveling is boarding the plane, opening your carryon, and realizing that you either forgot something at home or you put it in your checked bags. Ok, I guess getting food poisoning in Malaysia might be worse, but… An 8 hour flight without headphones? Torture! Today, Heather and I reveal
Have you ever wanted the backpacker experience but more organized, and with, perhaps, better accommodation? Bruce did, and he figured there had to be other people like him out there. So he started a tour company for them. Bruce Poon Tip, the found of G Adventures, joins us today to talk about the evolution of
Colorado. A state where the names of towns and mountains produce a sense of nostalgia for the past. A state of beautiful national parks, gorgeous mountains, and amazing scenery. And what better way to learn about Colorado then speaking to a local? Today we bring Jason back to share his experiences living in Colorado and
Just over a year ago Ethan made a big move. Or maybe a tiny one? In September 2013 Ethan moved his house 10 miles, from the place it was built, to the place where he now lives. He could do that, because he built, and moved, into a Tiny House. Ethan Waldman of TheTinyHouse.net joins
We’re half way through Podcast Gluttony, so what better way to celebrate than to record an episode about food? Today Jason joins me as we discuss the 10 weirdest foods that we’ve eaten, both in our travels, and strangely enough, in our own homes! We start off right with some hilarious honorable mentions before jumping
This week’s Reader Questions focus around credit cards. Namely your top 5 credit card questions. “I want to take a trip, what’s the best card for me to open?” “How does opening cards affect my credit score?” “Which cards should I keep open? Which should I close?” “What is the long term approach to travel
Do I need a visa to go to China? Indonesia? Brazil? One of the most complicated aspects of planning a trip can be the process of getting a visa. From hard to understand terminology to demands that don’t fit your schedule, researching visas is always stressful. This week I’ve brought on Visa experts Steve Gempler
Croatia is a land of beautiful beaches, well preserved historical sites, and delicious fried calamari. In today’s episode Heather and I take a look back at our 3 weeks in Eastern Europe, most notably, the time we spent on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik. From walking the walls of a historical
What do you do when you want to become more educated…or healthier…or learn more about religion? If you answers to those look anything like this: Read the encyclopedia from A to Z. Live by every rule in the Bible for a year. Try every single diet and exercise program out there. Then you might have
Today’s podcast starts with a very apt question. “So, what are you drinking?” Jason and I get together this week to talk about one of our favorite subjects. Beer We take the time to list out our 8 favorite breweries each (for a total of 16 awesome places to visit) and let you know just
“What bag should I bring for a two week trip to Europe?” When you’re planning your first trip (or your hundredth) one of the most important decisions you can make is what type of bag you’ll be bringing. So, little surprise that it’s one of the most asked questions from EPoP readers! This week Jason
How many countries have you traveled to? A pretty common question in a group of travelers. But for Sasha Martin there is a much better question. How many countries have you tasted? Her answer: All of them! Driven by a need to show her (then 6 month old) daughter the world in a way that
India is an assault on the senses, a country of amazing colors, contrasts, and mostly, confusion. And a country that can’t begin to understand until after you’ve been there, and one you won’t fully understand afterwards. In today’s episode, Trav and Heather break down their three week adventure through India, telling you their favorite places they
We are a nation of consumers. And with the age of the internet we have become consumers of information. New blogs, podcasts, and courses are everywhere, and we’re always trying to keep up. But what do you DO with all that information? How do you take those lessons, those epiphanies and turn them into actual
From hair raising drives up the Italian coast to tackling some of the world’s most scenic roads, Heather and I reveal our 10 favorite road trips of all time. Right click to download this episode directly Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on iTunes In This Episode: Crashing a motorscooter and stitches
Can you fall in love with America? That’s the question that Kelly Will asked herself when she decided to embark on a year long quest to visit every all 50 states. But here’s the kicker; She couldn’t stay in hotels, or hostels, or camp, or even sleep in her car. She had to stay with
4 ½ years ago, Joel Runyon was in a rut. He had just graduated college and couldn’t find a job. Not just a fancy job based on his degree, but any job at all. After exhausting his search on job boards he started applying to Starbucks and Target, with no results. He couldn’t get a
The world teaches you to build your lifestyle around your job. But what if you chose to build your job around your lifestyle instead? Since Jason Moore has graduated college, he has found many different ways to build a lifestyle based around what he loved most: Travel… And how to find work that allowed him
The other side of fear leads us to the most exciting and memorable moments in our lives. After hearing Akshay Nanavati speak onstage at the World Domination Summit 2014 for just a couple of minutes, I knew I had to find a way to get him on the podcast. Luckily enough I ran into him
Ever sat at your desk and wondered what adventure could be out there for you? Daydreaming about that “one big trip”? Leon McCarron did. He had a yearning to bicycle across The United States for as long as his savings could support him. No one wanted to go with him, so he did it alone.
“Well, I’ll bring it just in case.” “Am I REALLY going to need this?” “What have I forgotten? I know I’ve got to be forgetting something!” You’re about to leave home for a glorious vacation, but you’re stuck on one of the very last things you do before leaving: Packing. What do I need? What
“Take lots of pictures!!” One of the last things our friends and families say to us as we embark on journeys to exotic destinations. We all want to come home with National Geographic esq shots, to really capture the beauty of the places we visit, but do we know how? Today Michael Nyffeler joins us
What’s the biggest benefit of a location independent lifestyle? Freedom. Marcello Arrambide of WanderingTrader.com has worked hard to guarantee himself “complete freedom”, which he defines as financial, time and location freedom. For a few hours each day, he works as a day trader, the “easiest hardest thing you can do” and spends the rest of
If you didn’t know how to sail, but wanted to circumnavigate the globe, what would your first action be? Bo Cordle bought a sailboat. That he didn’t really know how to sail (but he had read a book once..). Today Bo joins us to talk about his dream to sail around the world, how he
Did you know that you can get cheaper flights to Antarctica from Chile than almost anywhere else? How about that round trip international tickets are often cheaper than one way international ticket? Or that almost everywhere you travel there is a small airline that doesn’t show up on most search engines? Lauren McLeod knows, and
What happens at the intersection of business and travel? Natalie Sisson. Known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, Natalie has devoted the last four years to helping people create freedom in business and adventure in life. Today she joins us to speak about some of the business lessons she’s learned along the way, how to balance work
Imagine a world where adventure lurks around every corner, around every bend, and at the top of every hill. Alastair Humphreys lives in that world. And today, he’ll tell us how to join him there. His journey into a world of adventure started with a bike trip around the world that took him 4 years
“I’d love to travel, but I have kids.” Children are often seen as a detriment to a life of travel. With three girls under the age of five and many miles of travel under his belt, author and motivational speaker Grant Baldwin certainly disagrees with that! Grant is constantly packing up his family of five
Europe. The word conjures up images of Paris, London, and Rome. But what about Ljubljana, Sofia, and Kotor? Africa. Pyramids in Egypt and safaris in Kenya. But what about Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Zambia? Six years ago, Francis Tapon set out to pull back the curtain on Eastern Europe and entice travelers around the
Everyone loves to give and get travel recommendations, and anyone who has traveled usually has quite a few to share! Today, I bring Heather back on the show to discuss the top 10 accommodations we’ve ever stayed in, the top 10 food we’ve eaten, and the top 10 travel experiences we’ve had. Of course, no
Fact: Nobody likes paying for airline tickets. But what if tickets were so cheap that airlines were basically paying you to fly? What if the miles you earned from those tickets were worth just as much as the money you paid, essentially making your ticket free? What if you could fly: New York to
An apartment in Denver or a chance to travel the world? Stability…or spontaneity? The status quo…or the unknown? Two years ago, Gigi Griffis packed up her stuff, including her dog Luna, and jumped in to the world of travel headfirst. And after living in some incredible places in Europe and having some amazing travel experiences,
You’re planning a trip to Prague and want to know how much it’ll cost, so you ask a few friends. “It’s super cheap. Beer and accommodations are 4x cheaper than here” says your friend who is living in Paris. Great, a cheap trip! Until… “It’s pretty expensive. Beers are more expensive and food and accommodations
The world is a big place, and there is no shortage of destinations to travel to, things to see, and areas to explore. To help you get some ideas of where you want to go (or more likely, to help you pare down your list), a special guest and I will be presenting The Ultimate Wanderlust
When you’re traveling, there are a lot of ways to spend money. Flights, accommodations, transportation, eating…the list goes on and on. Fortunately, for every way to spend money, there is also a way to save money, which can make traveling much cheaper than you ever imagined. You just need to know where to look, and
Southeast Asia is an absolutely magical place full of gorgeous beaches, amazing food, and incredible culture. Couple all that with the fact that it’s insanely cheap, and you’ve got one of the best places in the world to visit. And no one knows that better than Stuart McDonald, founder of of the amazing online guidebook
Ryan Warner has done what many people dream of: Landed a job in the travel industry that is not only fun and allows him to travel, but also provides stability and a “regular” lifestyle. The best part? The field he is in is actively looking for people because it’s a newer and lesser known industry.
Villas in Tuscany. Chateaus in the Alps. Penthouses in New York. What if when you traveled, you could stay in these types of places? And better yet, what if they were free? With housesitting, they can be! All over the world, people are opening up their homes for others to come and stay in
Many of you dream of being location independent or living abroad for an extended period of time. Of engaging in a place and culture, rather than just traveling through it. And no one is a bigger expert in this field than John Bardos of JetSetCitizen, who has started, run, and sold his own business in
You’ve once again been regaled by a travel story. One in which the person telling the story talks about the amazing places they’ve been, things they’ve seen, and foods they’ve eaten. It seems like they are always traveling, and you aren’t. You want to do that to, but…how can they afford it? Enter Nora Dunn,