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.
EPoP 029: Around the World in 80 Jobs With Turner Barr
Or lean out of a tuk-tuk, GoPro in hand, trying not to get decapitated in Bangkok’s crazy streets while getting the perfect shot for a reality tv show? Now, you don’t have to wonder, because Turner Barr, the man behind Around the World in 80 Jobs, has done it.
EPoP 028: From Alaska to Argentina with a Family of Four
Nancy recounts their amazing trek in great detail and also gives some incredibly practical advice on the intricacies of traveling with a family, including how to know what’s right for your specific children.
EPoP 027: The How, When, Where, and Why of Train Travel with The Man in Seat 61
Mark Smith, better known as the Man in Seat 61, paints the picture of putting the romance and relaxation back in to travel by taking trains, an often overlooked form of traveling by most people, especially Americans.
EPoP 026: Mid-Career Travel Breaks and Marriage Proposals with Jessica Lawrence
Like most of us, 15-year-old Jessica Lawrence had a dream. She knew what she wanted to do, and she was going to do it. From being asked if she’s carrying a gun with her (4 times!) to being proposed to by a 79-year-old man, Jessica recounts some of the best stories from her amazing journey and also gives insanely useful tips for anyone wishing to do the same.
EPoP 025: Hacking Productivity, Sleeping in Narita Airport, and Achieving Freedom with Thomas Frank
Like a unicorn, Thomas Frank of CollegeInfoGeek is a rare specimen. He’s built an incredible website that, despite the name, helps people of ALL ages figure out how to become more productive, get a job they actually want, and pay off debt.
EPoP 024: Why 7 Million People Open Their Homes to Travelers for Free With Martina Steinmann
Would you open your home to someone you’ve only met on the internet who was traveling through your area and looking for a place to stay? Martina Steinmann would, and so would 7 million other people (including myself) who are part of the global phenomenon that is Couchsurfing.
EPoP 023: The Secret to Being Treated Like a Rockstar When Flying with Johnny Jet
Johnny Jet is a travel rockstar. In addition to sharing his secret, he’ll also uncover some of his best tips and tricks for traveling cheap but still traveling well, and we’ll geek out about frequent flyer miles.
EPoP 022: The Secrets to Packing in Just a Carry-on with Fred Perrotta
Well, back in 2009, while on a backpacking trip through Eastern Europe, Fred Perrotta had the same thoughts. Introducing the Tortuga Backpack, one of the world’s best carry-on luggage options.
EPoP 021: Chris Guillebeau on Going Big, Guinea-Bissau, and the $10 Rule
Since starting this podcast, I’ve dreamed of having on Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and one of the few people who has traveled to every country in the world.
EPoP 020: The World’s Most Incredible Roadtrip with the Democratic Travelers
In February 2013 John Ellis and Laura Preston embarked on a road trip around the US in a 1996 Ford F350 and a 1986 Airstream that may or may not be safe enough to drive the 4,000+ miles.