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.
We are doing things a little different this time around because, well…2020 has been a different type of year. This year we are keeping our list to only 20 travel items that are great for regular travel, of course, but are also useful right now during COVID which means these items are good for everyday life and for current travel life (domestic travel in the US, road trips, and staycations).
Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, & who has gotten lost, stuck, & confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down.
In Sherry Ott’s 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, & drove an auto-rickshaw across India.
Heather and I have had a lot of questions about our new beach house in North Carolina and today they are getting answered. The questions are broken down into 3 categories which include general, logistics, and rental opportunities, and let’s get started!
Today is all about #vanlife but we are going back in time to 1975 to see how much it has changed over the years. I am happy to welcome Marshall & Debbie Hockett from Tripping1975.com, who, in 1975, hopped on a plane to Europe, grabbed a VW van named Banana, spent a year exploring the continent…and then, wrote a book about it 45 years later!
Joining me today are two people I’ve spent uncountable nights singing karaoke with, who graciously played host when Heather and I got to experience a New Year’s Eve in Sydney, and who I’ve been living vicariously through the last year as they travel around on their 3-year Round the World Trip, my favorite kiwis in the whole world (Andrew Beaumont, if you’re listening, don’t worry, it’s a three-way tie), Mon and T from GetHappy.today.
Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, which has the tagline “When Sh*t Goes Wrong on the Road”.
Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com.
Joining me today is someone who has driven solo across Vietnam on a bike, was a burlesque dancer in Shanghai, and has gotten stranded in Taiwan, Alice Teacake from TeacakeTravels.com and cohost of the Girls Talk Travel podcast.
Joining me today is someone who after spending 8 years playing at the highest level in the NFL retired and gave all his possessions to charity, and whose name of his blog and social media handles says it all, Joe Hawley from ManVanDogBlog.com.