Travel Stats: 2018 In Review

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all.

Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes.

We’ll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our stats, the superlatives, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review.

In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2018. We’ll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more!

So if you’re into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @PackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats, especially if you beat us for places stayed!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @packofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 08:50 Beds We Slept In & The Controversy
  • 11:22 Comparing The Last 4 Years
  • 12:13 The Breakdown of Nights
  • 19:10 Location Independent vs Nomadic
  • 19:40 Flights
  • 22:30 Overland Miles
  • 24:03 Total Miles
  • 24:57 Number of Countries
  • 26:09 Number of States
  • 26:35 RVing Plans
  • 30:20 Final Thoughts & What’s Next

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France Via A Little Red Scooter w/ Oliver Gee

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast 345: France Via A Little Red Scooter w/ Oliver Gee

Oliver Gee, a former Australian journalist, can teach you fake french in 1:07 seconds, give you the most amazing insights into local life in Paris, and he just completed an 8-week, 2500 mile trip around France on a little red scooter, going 30 miles per hour (max) with his new wife on the back and somehow found the time to join us on today’s episode. He is the man behind TheEarfulTower.com, The Earful Tower Podcast, and he makes tons of videos all highlighting the beauty and mysteries of Paris while constantly striving to discover more about his adopted hometown.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & the amazing guys over at Bluffworks!

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What has been your favorite destination in France or the location you most want to visit in France? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

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In This Episode

  • 04:30 Why Do You Love Travel?
  • 06:10 Differences Between Aussies & Americans In Travel
  • 12:34 Why France & Why Then?
  • 14:50 Connection To Europe
  • 17:00 Loving The Parisian Charm
  • 19:58 Tips On Living & Visiting Inexpensively In Paris
  • 25:20 Do As The Locals Do (Flâneur)
  • 28:15 Tips On Where To Go In Paris
  • 32:00 Where To Stay In Paris
  • 34:45 Biking vs Scooting Around Town
  • 36:15 Alternative Top 10’s
  • 39:15 Basketball Courts In Paris
  • 41:50 Seeing France Not Just Paris
  • 48:00 8-Weeks Exploring France
  • 54:45 Highlights Of The Trip
  • 57:50 Positives & Negatives Of Taking A Scooter
  • 01:04:30 What Did You Bring?
  • 01:06:40 Mishaps On The Road
  • 01:09:50 How Far Was It?
  • 01:11:25 Post Trip
  • 01:13:30 Favorite Destinations Outside Of France
  • 01:14:45 Accents
  • 01:18:00 Best Time To Visit Paris
  • 01:20:19 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:25:35 What’s Next?

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Emerging Destinations with Nate Hake

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast 344: Emerging Destinations with Nate Hake

Nate Hake is a recovering lawyer who after 5 years and $250,000 of debt, got fed up and decided to travel the world instead.

He spent his first year fast traveling through 43 countries & 6 continents but has switched to digital nomad slow travel to allow him to work on his travel blog Travel Lemming and burgeoning software company.

His love of the country of Georgia & being a sucker for emerging destinations has made us instant kindred spirits and I really enjoyed getting into what makes a place an emerging destination, what is life truly like after years on the road, and tips on how to travel more (hint: credit card miles FTW).

 

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Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & the amazing guys over at Bluffworks!

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Which emerging destinations are on your 2019 travel list? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

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In This Episode

  • 07:33 Why Law? Why Travel?
  • 10:53 Reactions From Others
  • 13:44 Second Thoughts?
  • 16:30 Traveling vs Nomad
  • 17:40 How Nate Afforded This
  • 19:40 To Plan Or Not To Plan
  • 22:30 Tough Times & Highlights
  • 28:00 Emerging Destinations
  • 35:20 Top Picks For Emerging Destinations
  • 37:35 Emerging vs Risky
  • 42:00 Unsafe Feelings?
  • 44:00 Fav Places To Live
  • 47:00 Next On The List Of Places To Go
  • 50:50 Tips On How To Travel More
  • 55:25 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:02:00 What’s Next For You?

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2019 Travel Wishlist

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast 2019 Travel Wishlist

Every year we like to make a list of our dream destinations for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get around to a couple of them, sometimes we don’t and they live on to the following year’s list, but either way, it’s a great way to start off!

For the last few years, New Zealand has been on both of our lists and after canceled tickets (mistake fares that Air New Zealand canceled on us) we are so excited that it looks like it could be a go for 2019/2020!

Heather and I go through our top 9 destinations (and some honorable mentions), including a couple of surprising destinations from us both!

Where will we go first?

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & the amazing guys over at Bluffworks!

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Do you have a constantly rotating list of places you want to go? What are the locations that make your list time and time again? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

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In This Episode

  • 06:45 Honorable mentions
  • 08:30 Let’s begin!
  • 11:00 America is represented
  • 17:00 Repeats & nostalgia
  • 30:15 Rekindling the love
  • 36:45 We are going soon
  • 40:55 Our #1’s

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Part 2: Replace Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre Part 2

Here is the second part of my time with Zeona and we got into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t! We discussed the different platforms (positives & negatives), mistakes in listings, how to price, standing out in the crowd, dealing with non-positive reviews, and so much more. This episode is a must listen if you have ever played around with the idea of getting into the short-term vacation rental game but make sure you listen to Part 1 to hear the how and why Zeona got to where she is & how she has made it her career.

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In This Episode

  • 06:30 Airbnb or Multi-Platform?
  • 10:20 Commissions & Drawbacks By Platform
  • 12:45 Different Types of Guests by Platform
  • 14:00 Common Mistakes in Listings
  • 18:40 Listing Descriptions & Managing Guest Expectations
  • 21:00 Standing Out In The Crowd
  • 22:40 How To Deal With Non-Positive Reviews
  • 24:45 Title Insights & Keywords
  • 27:30 Bullet Points vs Stories
  • 29:00 Pictures Tell The Story
  • 32:30 How to Price
  • 40:00 Minimum Stays?
  • 44:40 What Type Of Properties Are Popular
  • 48:00 Bed Size Matters
  • 52:05 Statement Pieces & Home Themes
  • 55:50 New Constructions vs Older Homes
  • 58:35 Tools & Resources
  • 1:01:20 House Manuals – Printed vs Electronic
  • 1:04:00 Handymen, Cleaners – Everyday Option or Specific to Vacation Rental Services
  • 1:06:25 Biggest Mishaps

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