Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Do you allow your lack of funds to dictate your travels or lack thereof? Are you looking for an epic adventure or are you more of a micro-adventurer? Today’s guest is someone whose accomplishments will make you feel slightly guilty you didn’t hit the gym yesterday since they include cycling around the world for 4 years, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, pulled a 600-pound sled across the Empty Quarter desert & for good measure, completed an unsupported trek across Iceland by foot and pack-raft.

It’s no wonder that he was the 2012 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, and Geographic Magazine calls him “Slightly bonkers but this a wonderful thing”, Alastair Humphreys from AlastairHumphreys.com and author of 10 books, including the latest My Midsummer Morning.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv’s!

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 Why Busk Through Spain Without Musical Talent
  • 09:15 Fears, Failing & No Funds
  • 17:00 Plan Of Action & Lessons Learned
  • 21:00 What Are The Rules Of Busking & Travel
  • 22:45 Funniest Reactions & Comments
  • 28:10 Biggest Memorable Moments
  • 31:13 Frustrations & Annoyances
  • 32:35 The Other Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures
  • 37:00 Adventurer, Father, & Middle Aged Husband – Finding Balance
  • 43:10 The British Adventurers Crew & Old Man Grumbles
  • 46:00 Adventure Travel As A Job
  • 52:10 Micro-Adventure Ideas
  • 58:40 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:01:40 What’s Next

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Celebrating Travel With The Traveller Collective w/ Darryl McIvor

Do you enjoy collecting remembrances of your travels? Are you someone who has something from every country you have visited? 

Joining me today is someone who hails from the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, who wants to help those less fortunate be able to travel the world as well, and who has a design eye that would make my wife proud, Darryl McIvor from TravellerCollective.com.

He creates beautiful yet simple rings that are engraved with country codes that you can wear on a necklace or on a leather embossed keyring that allows you to easily carry mementos of all that places you have been in a classic and minimalist way. These are one of my new favorite ways to celebrate the places you have gone plus allows for some great conversations to start & inspires wanderlust!

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In This Episode

  • 04:10 Ideas Are Born & What Is It?
  • 10:30 Original Prototype & Background
  • 13:10 Getting The Word Out & Marketing A Small Business
  • 16:05 Starting Out, Building A Team & Growing
  • 27:35 Is There A Person With All The Countries?
  • 31:10 Gifting Travel + How It Works
  • 40:00 Biggest Takeaways From The Trips
  • 45:50 Why Is Travel So Important To You?
  • 51:30 Changes In Travel & Style Of Travel
  • 56:25 HIghlights Of Japan (w/ a kid)
  • 58:40 Best Places & What’s Next
  • 01:02:00 Biggest Travel Mishaps
  • 01:04:50 What’s Coming Next & GetWais.com

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The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon

Joining me today is the author of one of my favorite books, The Hidden Europe, creator, producer, star and everything else of The Unseen Africa, and a man who has probably had more adventures in the last 3 days than I’ve had in my entire life, Francis Tapon of WanderLearn Podcast. I am so happy to have him back on the show since we last spoke almost exactly 4 years ago or 275 episodes but who is counting. Today, we are diving deep into The Unseen Africa project which includes a book and a video series and is a must read/see for everyone! Bonus: if you are a lover of pop quizzes and my failing them (mostly) then you will find extra joy in this episode!

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 What Do You Tell People You Do
  • 07:20 The Unseen Africa – All In
  • 16:40 Both In & Out Of Africa While Standing On The Continent
  • 25:10 How Did You Pick Africa & The Struggles From The Start
  • 34:10 African Tinder, Finding His Wife, Travel Partners & 3000+ Hitchhikers
  • 41:15 The Different Languages  & How Not Knowing Them Can Be A Hindrance
  • 50:55 Challenges Faced
  • 01:05:45 First Half Of The Trip (Pre Wife) vs Second Half (With Wife)
  • 01:14:55 Time Spent In Which Countries – Most & Least
  • 01:20:45 Budgeting For The Trip & Keeping It “Cheap”
  • 01:24:05 Density Of Population & Growth Projections
  • 01:36:15 Thoughts Going In, Misconceptions & Safety
  • 01:55:10 How Many Armed Guards & Sneaking Into South Sudan
  • 02:03:45 Scary Moments
  • 02:16:15 Best Memories
  • 02:20:25 Places With Natural Beauty
  • 02:22:35 Must-See Places
  • 02:28:00 Goal Of The Unseen Africa

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Destination Diary: Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Destination Diary Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Typically, our destination diary episodes are Heather and I riffing on a place that we’ve traveled to, but every so often I meet someone who knows a place so well, I just have to have them come on and talk about it. And, even though Bulgaria is very high on my list, I didn’t want to have to wait a year or so to put out an episode on it because I don’t want other people to wait that long to go.

Joining me today is someone who has been kind enough to bring me beers from Cincinnati and bring Whit a stuffed Hey Hey doll from Moana, who has taught me everything (literally, everything) I know about Bulgaria, who is an integral part of our Location Indie team, and who can spur wanderlust in me about as quick as any person I’ve ever met, Mitko Karshovski from ThatRemoteLife.com and host of the That Remote Show podcast.

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In This Episode

  • 04:10 Basics On Bulgaria
  • 05:20 Why Are You The Bulgarian Expert?
  • 08:10 Location, Location, Location
  • 18:45 Getting Around
  • 32:30 10-14 Day Itinerary (Different Seasons)
  • 43:00 When To Go
  • 43:55 Gotta Love Those Prices
  • 51:50 Bulgarian Food…It’s Not What You Think
  • 1:00:00 Can’t-Miss, You Can Skip, & Do More Of
  • 01:06:45 Great Resources for Bulgaria

 

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Getting There:

Getting Around:

Food:

Sofia: Capital, Historic, Architecture

Varna – Beaches, Nature, Nightlife

Plovdiv – Artsy, Hipster, 2019 Culture Capital of Europe

Veliko Tarnovo – City of Tsars, Unique Architecture, Fortresses & Palaces

Bansko – Skiing, Hiking, Up & Coming Digital Nomad Spot

  • Accommodation
  • To Do
    • Skiing in the winter – Todorka
    • Hiking in the Spring, Summer, & Fall

Melnik – Wineries

  • To Do
    • Wine Region
    • Wine Tastings

Sozopol – Built Into The Cliffs, Lots of Ruins, Historic

Small Towns To Visit

 

Our Ultimate Packing List

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Our Ultimate Packing List

Are you an over packer? Do you think there is no way that you can travel with only a carry on? Do you have no idea what you should be packing in the first place? Today, we are diving into our packing list and even giving you our checklist so that you can pack for anywhere in the world only using your carry-on luggage. We break down every single item we pack (regardless of how long the trip is) in the following categories; women’s, men’s, electronics/necessities, and infant/kids stuff and we are hoping that you will find it useful for your next trip. You can signup to get the full packing list at the brand new Extra Pack Of Peanuts website!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv’s & Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 08:45 Women’s Packing List
  • 28:30 Men’s Packing List
  • 45:20 Electronics & Necessities Packing List
  • 57:00 Infant/Kids Packing List

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Electronics & Necessities

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Do It Scared w/ Ruth Soukup

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Do It Scared with Ruth Soukup

Do you allow fear to dictate your choices? Are you too scared to take the first step? My dear friend, Ruth Soukup, author of Living Well, Spending Less & Do It Scared, creator of the Elite Blogging Academy, & host of the Do It Scared podcast, is joining me today to discuss fear, struggles, and building your dream lifestyle. Courage isn’t an absence of fear but the drive to continue moving forward despite the fear & that works in life and entrepreneurship and Ruth is the guru of it all.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 03:40 Do It Scared
  • 08:20 Archetypes & Where Do You Fit In
  • 16:30 Finding Balance
  • 24:15 Diagnosing Travis & Yourself
  • 34:40 Creating Structure Where There Is Chaos
  • 38:30 Opposites Attract & Differences Are Good
  • 42:50 Kids & Schooling
  • 47:40 Travel As Motivation For Entrepreneurship
  • 51:55 What Scares Ruth Currently
  • 57:35 Overarching Message
  • 01:00:30 What’s Next For Ruth

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