What will be (or was) your mid-life awakening? Have you followed your curiosity, passion, and love of travel to create the opportunities for your dream life?
Today’s guest is Mike Savas from Savas On The Go, who is currently on what he deems as his mid-life awakening which will include learning 12 skills in 12 countries in 12 months. Mike is learning from master’s in all the skills he has sought out in the places of their greatness with only one month allotted for each location. If you have skills you have always wanted to explore but never gave yourself the permission, time, or focus to do that in the location of its significance then join Mike as he weaves his way through 12 months of travel & self-exploration.
What would your 12 skills in 12 countries look like? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.
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”.
What are some of your biggest travel mishaps? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.
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.
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.
Here at Extra Pack of Peanuts, we know how exciting travel can be. It lets you break out of your comfort zone, see places and people you never imagined, and return home with an appreciation of the vastness of our planet.
Yet while traveling can be fun, it’s also important to leave home prepared. One of the key things to do before you leave for any trip (especially international travel) is to get travel insurance.
If you’ve never heard of travel insurance, don’t worry. Not too long ago, we hadn’t heard of it either. But now, we never leave home without it.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at what travel insurance is, why it’s so important, and our favorite companies for buying travel insurance. (more…)