About the Show
Creating Insatiable Wanderlust Since 2013
Every Tuesday Trav and Heather fill your heart with wanderlust and your head with knowledge.
Sometimes we’ll interview amazing travelers, like the guy who went around France on a little red scooter or the guy who spent 5 years going to every country in Africa (and climbing the tallest peak in each). Sometimes we’ll give you practical advice, like our 47 best gifts for travelers or 21 ways to survive a long haul flight. Sometimes we’ll drop some lists on ya (we love lists!) like our top 10 ice cream in the world or our top 25 breweries. And sometimes we’ll tell you all the best things to do at a specific destination, like the best seafood in Croatia or where to eat pizza in Rome.
But we’ll always have fun, always get (probably too) excited, and always say the word boutique wrong.
Today is all about Heather & I’s top 5 favorite states we have been to and that means it is time for some good-hearted disagreements and maybe a mention or two of a few states that we still want to visit. This is another episode idea straight from our “Ask Us Anything” call-out on Instagram but we knew this would definitely need its own full episode. Of course, this wouldn’t be a “Top List” without some honorable mentions so who do you think had the most of those?
Joining me today is someone who is known as “a nomad attorney”, who in the last two years has ventured through Pakistan and Iraq, driven from LA to Alaska, and maybe most impressively, took the Trans-Siberian railroad in winter, and who just published his third novel, He Who Fights with Monsters (wow, I’m tired just writing all of that out!), Marc Weitz.
Have you always wanted to learn a new language? How about 20 of them? Joining me today is someone who retired ex-diplomat, who has 50 years of travel under his belt, and who speaks 20 languages, Steve Kaufmann from lingq.com.
Today we are answering one of our listener’s questions that we received through our Instagram and we thought it was so good that it deserved its own podcast episode. We all know how much Travis loves his lists and he agonized over it up until this recording (TBH it was during the recording as well) while Heather was able to put her’s together in less than 5 minutes but that is not to say that there wasn’t a ton of pros and cons to navigate. The question is (drumroll please…) if you could only go back to one country for the rest of your life, where would you choose?
Joining me today are two people with Californian accents (even though one of them is from Kentucky), a couple who has driven a BMW into a medieval castle in France and are fellow stroopwafel addicts, Jeremy and Lia from PracticalWanderlust.com. After a disastrous year-long honeymoon they now share down-to-earth travel tips from their many (mis)adventures on their podcast and blog and we dive into those stories & tips in today’s episode.
For our Quarantine Diaries we did a “Ask us Anything” series and some of the questions deserved a full episode so today Heather and I go through the top six places to be quarantined! The mountains, the ocean, a lake, a city… what will we choose? You have to listen to find out!
Joining me today is someone who fell in love with biking in the city of Detroit, who enjoys being (and peeing) outdoors, and who is on a two-year bike trip from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Chris Haag from ThePlacesIPee.com
Joining me today is someone who once had to decide between grad school and interning at a castle in Italy (you can guess which one he chose), who has written two books, and who has helped pioneer the low-tech movement, Johnny Welsh from Johnnywelsh.com
Joining us today is someone who loves cliff diving with Italian grandmas and a good pork chop, who all of you have met before even if you don’t know it (since she’s in charge of the EPOP social media) and who just launched her very own podcast with the best podcast tagline we’ve ever heard Mack from The Sweaty Traveler podcast.
Joining me today is someone who is a proud Cincy resident and Wisconsin native, who has been to over 40 countries, who describes herself as an “older Millennial” and who has absolutely awesome pictures of 6 Ethiopian boys on stilts, Jen Seiser from TheJourneyNotes.com and JenSeiserPhotography.com