Today we’re giving the Extra Pack of Peanuts Team a break and re-running one of our favorite episodes of all time. If you missed it the first time around, now’s your chance to hear Sailing Bo’s awesome story, complete with one of the most hilarious travel mishaps we’ve had yet.
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 came up with the idea, what he’s been doing to prepare for his trip (like learning how to sail), and how he ended up getting flogged in a Russian sauna.
We also speak quite a bit about his famous bucket list, which includes everything from singing karaoke to living abroad, and how it helped him to discover his passion.
Bo and I would love to hear what some of the items on YOUR bucket list are, so please leave them in the comments below! We’ll be putting some of ours there as well!
Yesterday, Robb and David talked about their strategies for saving up money for their various trips around the globe.
Today, we talk about how they’re saving money on their current, open-ended trip. We discuss their $50 dollar a day budget, how they manage their money while on the road, and how flexibility plays into it, both for better and for worse.
These guys make Heather and I look like we frivolously throw our money around (despite our loose budgeting strategies)! We’ve learned a lot from them over the past couple of weeks, and hopefully, you’ll learn something new as well!
Yesterday Alex told us how he ended up in the epicenter of the Arab Spring.
Today he tells us how he escaped it.
From tense moment to tense moment we follow Alex through his lifeline phone call, his escape from the apartment building with a contingent of child guards, through his experiences at the refugee camp, and finally his re-entry into “normal” life and his struggles to cope with everything that had happened.
It’s an amazing story.
This is part two of a two-part interview. Make sure to listen to part one to hear the entirety of Alex’s story.
Alex Owumi, a U.S. Basketball player took a contract that would get him out of a bad situation.
Little did he know, it was just going to put him into a much worse one.
Alex was playing for the Benghazi Basketball team in Libya when the Arab Spring occurred.
When the world turned into a warzone outside of his penthouse apartment.
Today he joins us to tell the story of how he, unknowingly, came to be playing for a team owned by Qaddafi, his attempts to motivate the team, and the horrors of being trapped in the middle of a revolution with no end in sight.
Now that they’ve scored the book deal they have to actually 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 so great. They speak about meeting up in Moscow, calling a truce to the race, and the hi-jinks that ensued before completing the race and sitting down to the monumental task of writing the book.
Steve and Vali continue the trend set in Part I of being hilarious. If you’re up for a good laugh, have a listen, you’ll be itching to find out who won!
This is part two of a two-part interview. To hear how Steve and Vali got their book deal, through a series of what you could predict at this point to be ridiculous events, make sure to check out part one of this interview!