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The Travelers

The Travelers is a weekly show about the inward journey of travel. Episodes explore themes such as curiosity, creativity, career, possibility, clarity, awe, wonder, space, and time. Nathaniel Boyle is an explorer of travel, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of Holocene, a community for creative people seeking to use travel to change or reclaim their life. Whether you're heading out or struggling to find your place in the world, this is a show about all of us, the Travelers. Stay curious.
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Jul 31, 2014

For four and a half years, Justin Cooke has lived in Davao City, in the Philippines, and hosts his own podcast, Empire Flippers while running his own outsourcing company. How he landed in the Philippines was an accident.
He is consciously taking steps towards creating a life of travel, even more so than he already lives from the Philippines in which the rest of Southeast Asia is just a short, inexpensive flight away.
Previously, he was working for an SEO company - and visited the Philippines as well; however, when he saw the opportunity to take his full-time job on the road, and perform their role remotely, he jumped at it. Listen to how Justin made the leap to take his work on the road, and how he overcame the emotional and logistical hurdles to begin his life of travel, and how you can setup your own location independent business.

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Words from an Explorer:

“There's something that changes in you that you can never get back... but one door closes, and many more open, when you travel."
"Your first trips into a totally different culture is just mindblowing... On all of my travels since then, I'm chasing that feeling."

Explore Further:

EmpireFlippers.com
@EmpireFlippers on Twitter
Niche Sites: Niche Pursuits
Travel Like a Boss podcast
StoreCoach.com
TropicalMBA

Credits
Music: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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Jul 30, 2014

“I draw a parallel to Paris during its literary golden age, when everyone went there to write their great novel. A lot of people are coming to this particular city to work on their next great startup.”

Today’s guest continues our exploration into the reality of what it means to be location independent, or a digital nomad, which is different for each of the people we bring on the show who are living and working anywhere they choose.
Jon Myers is a User Interface designer - which is a nuanced version of a web designer, that focuses on the visual aesthetics of how a website coheres around an overarching vision. He makes things not just look good, but appear to work fluidly.
As a designer myself, I’m excited to pick Jon’s brain about how he took those skills to create a life that incorporates regular, ongoing travel - and why he chose this path rather than take a job somewhere, or simply freelance from home.
Jon’s also a believer in what he is doing is something bigger than himself, something bigger at play — an opportunity for you to become a part of a changing landscape of possibility with regards to work and life.

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What We Cover:

How Jon Myers found his path to location independence through his skills in User Interface and Interactive Design.
How Jon's life was changed from watching the Karate Kid Part 2
Why Jon went to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), what he found there, and why he never left
How to begin to create a location independent business.
How to think about correlating any skill to revenue to more easily turn it into a business.

Words from an Explorer:

"There are forces out there that are conspiring to keep you ordinary... To be like them. And I don’t want to be like them."

Explore Further:

JonMyers.com
John's Medium article, Bootstrapping in Saigon
@jonmyers on Twitter

Credits
Music: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 29, 2014

Caleb Wojcik is a DIY video expert, filmmaker, and the brains behind the incredibly successful and entertaining online business training platform that is Fizzle.co, which provides people with honest business advice — so if you’re interested in developing the skills to support a life to travel, your first month only costs $1. So check it out — I have Caleb on the show to just chat about his travels — and get his stories. A while back he started a website called Pocket Changed which was about improving your finances to help you do the things you want to with your life. On that list was travel, which is something he has quite a background in.

He didn't travel much as a kid, never leaving the country through high school. Going to college, he knew he wanted to explore somewhere in Asia and his school --Michigan State -- encouraged study abroad for the majority of its students. He carefully arranged his studies so that he would qualify for the abroad program in Japan, thus sending him on his first international trip.

Today, he lives in San Diego with a business that supports the ability to take trips like 6-weeks in Italy - living and working as he went. Travel has always been a part of his plan.

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What We Cover:

How Caleb organized his studies to qualify for travel, making it a priority not just in his life, but his education.
How travel can change your definition of happiness and the things you think you need in life to make you happy.
Caleb's current lifestyle which affords him the ability to travel whenever he wants, and work from the road.

Words from an Explorer:

“There’s the people part of travel and the sites part, and I think being open to meeting the people is the best part."

Explore Further:

CalebWojcik.com
Fizzle.co

Credits
Music: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 28, 2014

“I think people can uncover this secret virtual world underneath everything simply by engaging more creatively with the photos they take.”

Today we sit down with Trey Ratcliff, a futurist, photographer, filmmaker, and the man behind the world’s number one travel photography site, StuckInCustoms.com, where Trey focuses on not only the imaginatively realistic travel photos he takes and shares daily, but the stories behind them.
He’s overcome blindness in one eye to become an astoundingly talented photographer, and a pioneer in High Dynamic Range, or HDR, photography, and whose works now hang at the Smithsonian Institute.
Among a number of other projects, sites, and apps, Trey also founded The Arcanum, a private institution to teach artists in the digital age using technology to exist in a sort of augmented reality / mega-multiplayer online game / measured creative community hybrid-thing. And even though it’s not completely travel related, we get into his plans for the platform.

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What We Cover:

How travel inspired Trey into a creative life of travel, photography, and creativity.
How taking a creative approach towards your travel photography can help you get more from your travel experience, enhance your memories of the places you've been, better share the "feeling" of the places you've been, and expose and connect others to the world.
HDR photography, what it is and why Trey went looking for it before it went mainstream.
How the human race is becoming more and  more connected, like a super organism and how travel relates to this.

Words from an Explorer:

“If you can communicate the sense of a place to a people who aren’t there, this is a wonderful thing.”

"I would just get lost and time would slip away like mist in the morning and I think when you’re losing track of time, you’re really living."
Explore Further:

Stuck In Customs, Trey’s photo
Trey's HDR Photography tutorial
The Arcanum
Snapseed iPhone camera app
Snapseed Android camera app
Trey's favorite book series, The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle)
Stuck on Earth app

Credits
Featured photo by Trey Ratcliff
Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 25, 2014

Today’s guests are a Canadian couple who, after suffering multiple tragedies in their lives, sold it all to travel South America for 7 months. They left with no plan, no skills, and no solid travel experience. To get started, they went to volunteer, not expecting to inadvertently create a life of travel for themselves. Upon returning, they knew they couldn’t just sit still at home after having done the things they did.
Now, they’re perpetually on the road, living and working from their laptops - and enjoying their freedom in the real world. In this episode, we dive into what inspired their travels, and how they’re able to perpetuate them financially, and why they’re compelled to do so.

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What We Cover:

How tragedy led Dalene and Pete to choose life.
Dalene and Pete had no skills or travel experience before they left, and figured out a life of travel as they went.
Discovering housesitting helped them perpetuate their travels.
They started a blog to attempt to cure their boredom and fund their lifestyle.
What sorts of work they do now with Hecktic Media as a career they can do from the road.
Whether they recommend travel blogging as a way to earn a living, and why or why not

Dalene and Pete’s Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: Say to yourself, "You're never going to regret it." Use that as a mantra.
Money Saving Tip: Housesitting. Check out their book!
Packing Tip: Wear your layers  and get packing cubes!
Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Rome2Rio.com
Favorite Travel Book:
Favorite Travel Gear: Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
Weirdest Food: Fried Tarantula!

Explore Further:

Dalene and Pete's blog, Hecktic Travels
Their book on Housesitting

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 24, 2014

Erin McNeaney and Simon Fairbairn sold it all to travel indefinitely.
In 2008, they took a year to go to travel around India, South East Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and the US, and after seeing and doing so much in just a year, they couldn’t stand to return to their lives in the UK. So, rather than put off travel for someday, they made that day March 1, 2010, and left to spend a year in South America, with just carry-on backpacks and no end in sight.
Together they’ve defined what living means to them and created a life of travel they write about on their popular travel blog NeverEndingVoyage.com, where they document their journeys, the challenges, launching a travel app, and embracing the untethered life as a digital nomad couple.
I’m going to talk to about Erin about why they made travel a bigger priority in their life, and how they do it.

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What We Cover:

How Erin and Simon escaped the drudgery of their everyday lives in England to become digital nomads.
How Erin discovered the world of digital nomads and how she saved up, sold everything and got into the lifestyle within 9 months.
What Erin and Simon do to support their life of perpetual travel.
How living on the road can be cheaper than staying at home
Erin and Simon organize their lives between travel periods and work periods, in which they stay put.

Explore Further:

Erin and Simon's blog, Neverending Voyage
Their articles on San Pancho, the small village near Puerto Vallarta we discuss

Erin’s Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: You’ve just got to go.
Money Saving Tip: TrailWallet, their own travel app to help you track your savings
Packing Tip: Find that bag, maximum 40-50 liters, that you can carry on. Then limit yourself to that bag.
Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Happy Cow, to help you find vegetarian restaurants around the world.
Favorite Travel Book: The God of Small Things: A Novel, by Arundhati Roy
Favorite Travel Gear: Her Kindle
Weirdest Food: In Japan, Konnyakyu (Devil's Tongue)

Music Credit: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 23, 2014

Today’s guests I had the fortune of meeting in person back in November while exploring Newgrange, a medieval relic north of Dublin. Like most backpackers, they were approachable and looking to meet new people. When I heard about the trip they had planned, and their plans for their website - I knew I had to bring them on the show. Since then, their journey has become something far more challenging, and affirming of their love for travel.
Cassie Kramer and Oren Lieberman left their jobs in Philadelphia to take a year to see the world together, on a budget. They took the plunge that I think everyone should at some point in their lives take: To escape the corporate routine, escape the armchair, get way outside of their comfort zone, and allow themselves to have life-changing experiences.
Along the way, after months of exhibiting symptoms, Oren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This diagnosis came after significant physical deterioration and a near fatal misdiagnosis in Nepal. They had to return home for a period of recovery and adjustment to a big life change. Eventually, they got back out on the road, undeterred from their goal by what happened.
They’ve had some extremely unexpected obstacles to overcome and I’m glad to have the opportunity to explore their journey with them.
They report on the beat of their travels at 42ndclass.com, an homage to Oren's favorite travel book (can you guess? hint: scroll down!), and don't let a scary situation and a major complication prevent them pursuing their life of travel.

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Explorer Quote:

“It's easy to say I have a dream to travel. It's much more difficult to actually put it in place.”

More Quotes:
"Diabetes added a complication but it hasn't slowed us down... I hope I can inspire others with some of kind of complication to just travel."
"Travel helps build and rebuild your faith in people. You travel the world and you see how good people really are."

Cassie & Oren's Best Travel Advice:
The First Step: Have that dream, then start socking away money. Book the ticket. 90% of it is just having that courage to take that step out the door.
Money Saving Tip: Couchsurfing, Bla Bla Car
Packing Tip: Buy the good stuff for long term travel. Going cheap on the few clothes you'll wear for a year is not a good idea.
Internet Travel Resource: Travel blogs!
Favorite Travel Book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Travel Gear: Cassie: Travel Towel (it's a blanket, it's a towel, it's a skirt). Oren: His camera!
Weirdest Food: Unidentifiable Thai Street Food
Explore Further:

42nd Class, their travel blog
@42ndclass
42ndclass on Facebook.com

Credits
Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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Jul 22, 2014

I  often profess that traveling feeds a curiosity that only gets hungrier the more you feed it. But what constitutes a curious person? Do we need to be curious about everything or might it be enough to be curious about just the few things, or one thing, that interests us? Tyler speaks eloquently about not having to be a jack of all trades, knowledgeable about everything, to be considered 'interesting' or 'curious.' Exploring the world could just be about that one thing that compels you, as long as you're growing from the exploration itself.

Tyler Tervooren always wanted to travel, to see new cultures and different places, but the timing was never right.
Finally, just before he was about to start a new job, he asked his employers if he might push his start date back so that he could take the trip he'd been dreaming to go on. They said yes. But when he returned, he knew inside that he no longer wanted the position.
To satisfy this curiosity, he started Riskology, his website that explores why we take risks and how we can take advantage of risk to be more adventurous. But this wasn't enough. So, he set a goal to run a marathon on every continent. And over the next four years, he completed all seven. Today, he runs Riskology full time.
In this interview, Tyler makes the great point that you don't have to be a jack of all trades or a renaissance man, curious about everything and knowledgeable about everything, to be an interesting person.
You can focus on that one thing you're interested in and become specialized in that subject or field and vastly knowledgeable about it. Adventure is relative and your horizons can still be broadened.

I recalled a guest who came on and suggested that if you're not curious about the world, but you want to travel, identify something in which you are curious and let that guide you. For example, if you like Japanese Anime, then find the largest Anime-fest in the world. If it's in Berlin, go to Berlin. Worst case scenario is likely that you went to somewhere for something you already love. Best case scenario is you'll come home with stories, new interests, and broadened horizons.

A helpful way to determine where to go, or to step outside of your comfort zone, is to identify the things that you're curious about. And let them guide your travels.

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Explorer Quote:

“You cannot experience another culture and come back the exact same person.”

Explore Further:

Riskology
Tyler's TEDx Talk, How Adventure Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and More Attractive:

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 21, 2014

“Someone who is ‘unstuckable’ is someone who is not going to accept what they’ve been told or what everyone else has been doing but they’re really going to take the to discover what they want from life?”
Stephen Warley spent four months living in Spain, shedding his old identity to create a new one in isolation, away from his routine, intentionally breaking his habits so that he could be more creative.
Today, he's the host of Unstuckable -- a podcast and business helping people get unstuck in their lives. We discuss how people can prevent themselves from getting stuck, travel saving strategies, and whether entrepreneurship is right for everyone.

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Explorer Quote:

"The hardest question in life is ‘What are you going to do with it?’"

What We Cover:

What it means to be "unstuckable"
How to make a genuine connection with someone by offering to help them, rather than asking for their time.
How travel provides a framework for new experiences
Stephen's love of Seville, Spain
The difference between being "cheap" and "frugal" and how you're more likely to succeed by creating "frugal habits"
How Stephen arranged his schedule to work for himself on the road, while not sacrificing his travel experience
Why Stephen prefers to stay anywhere he goes for a minimum of 3 days, preferably much, much longer

Explore Further:

Unstuckable.co
Unstuckable on iTunes
Email Stephen at getunstuck@unstuckable.co
How to Create a Budget without Nickel and Diming Yourself

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 18, 2014

Katie is a New Jersey-native turned ex-pat Roman food writer and culturist, curator, and beverage educator.
Compelled to visit her homeland and explore a place that's resonated with her, Katie moved to Rome after graduating from Yale. After the romantic connection faded, her interest with the city's complexities, cultural expressions, and people remained. And so did she. There she began to build a life as a writer, where archeology and food navigated the direction of her career.
She studied Italian Gastronomic Culture and, from that, her food blog was born. She gained attention from the media which led her to realize a career in food writing was something she could pursue in Rome, or anywhere.
Today, she's written and edited more than 20 books on food. She runs her food blog, ParlaFood.com, where she covers her home of Rome, along with the food scenes of Istanbul, London and New York.
We're talking on this episode about food in Rome,what's working and what is not. We also get heavy into Italian craft beer, my personal favorite - what's happening there, and why don't we hear more about it.

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Explorer Quote:

“Take risks, why not? Italy's a cool place to live. And if it gets depressing, you can eat some deep fried rice balls and everything gets better."
"When people come to Rome, I say skip carbonara for a night and go have Ethiopian. Really get into a culture that's here been present for nearly a century."

What We Cover:

Why Katie moved to Rome, and how she was able to start a life there as a food writer.
Katie's take on the food scene in Rome, what's working and what's not.
Italian Craft Beer, how it's some of the world's best beer, and why it doesn't get the recognition it deserve

Explore Further:

KatieParla.com
Katie Parla's food blog, ParlaFood.com
Katie's mobile apps for Rome and Istanbul
Katie's Tours of Rome (I highly recommend if you're heading to Rome!)
@katieparla and @parlafood on Twitter

Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 17, 2014

Craig Martin and his wife Linda graduated school in 2006 and both had the idea to leave and teach English in foreign countries. Along the way, they started the Indie Travel Podcast before anyone knew what podcasts were. 8 years later, they haven't stopped and today, while she continues to teach, he runs a travel media company, Indie Travel Media - which does hosting, management, and production for companies, mainly travel brands.

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Explorer Quote:

“The world is a big and crazy place and its easy to get addicted to the new. If you do that, then you'll never cease traveling.”

What We Cover:

How they created a life of travel for themselves
Who are the Galician people, and why they had such an unique effect on Craig
Craig's best travel advice

Craig's Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: You've just got to go.
Money Saving Tip: For flights, once you find your flight, call up a local travel agent and ask them if they can beat it. For accommodation, consider WWOOFing, Couchsurfing, Housesitting, and so on. Pay attention to where you're heading to be sure you're leveraging the amount you're saving.
Packing Tip: Take one bag, under 20 pounds, and make sure you can carry it on. Simple.
Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Asking locals on Twitter about where you're headed.
Favorite Travel Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Favorite Travel Gear: iPhone
Weirdest Food: A bag of boiled bugs

Explore Further:

Indie Travel Podcast

How to cook Galician Octopus (NY Times)

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 16, 2014

Today’s guest is on an open-ended trip around the world with his family and covering his adventures on National Geographic and The Huffington Post.
Back in 1994, he founded the internet’s first business travel website, and in 1996, he started blogging before it was even called blogging. He became ABCNews.com's first travel columnist in 1997, when he founded his consumer advocacy company to empower travelers to solve their service problems. His writing has been published by National Geographic Traveler, USA Today, Washington post, NPR, and many other massive publications.
Most recently, he’s the author of a book called How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)and author of The Travel Troubleshooter, a weekly Q&A syndicated on National Geographic.

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Explorer Quote:

"You have to travel now while you still can because when you're 65 you might not be able to... don't wait, go now. Get lost!"

What We Cover:

Why you shouldn’t wait to travel, and go now.

How to balance the over-abundance of information available with the ability to freely explore and find new things.

Why consumer advocacy matters for travel.

Explore Further:

Elliott.org

Chris' book, How To Be The World's Smartest Traveler

In case you have a travel emergency and need help, here's Christopher's personal email: elliottc@gmail.com

Chris' Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: Get the skill set that you need, job skills or language skills, that can be used online or in another country -- like teaching -- then you can take your skills anywhere, and travel indefinitely.
Money Saving Tip: Look for the way the locals are getting there and not the tourists. The plane is not always the best option. Overland travel can often be a cheaper, and more rewarding, way to travel.
Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Kayak, Google Flights. "We can see things that only travel agents once could see. And that's a beautiful thing."
Favorite Travel Book: "I think it's important to have something in your life to remind you that your travels are only beginning." 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
Favorite Travel Gear: iPhone
Weirdest Food: Crawfish! "The type that is spiced so heavily you feel the inside of your mouth melt."

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 15, 2014

Kevin Le is a travel hacking expert. He’s traveled to over 20 countries as well as over 40 cities, priding himself on the fact that as a child of refugee parents fleeing Vietnam in the 80s, he’s come and gone a long way. Today, he’s a former corporate salesperson who now hosts his own show, The Travel Hacking Podcast which is helping his listeners travel smart, save money, and see the world in style.
On this episode, we explore how travel provides Kevin with the ability to search for who he is in this world, and how travel has only inspired him to continue to build a life of travel for himself and his family.

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Explorer Quote:

“That's why I like being around travelers... There's this beautiful chaos amongst all of us that somehow makes sense.”
"Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable has its intrinsic rewards."
"If you have a little street smarts and you follow your curiosity, the sky is truly the limit."

What We Cover:

Why Kevin left corporate to make travel a bigger priority in his life
How Kevin is out to find himself while simultaneously building his legend, and how travel can be a quest for self-identity
How travel helps you become the best version of yourself
Why Kevin started his travel podcast

Explore Further:

TravelHackingPodcast.com
Email kevin@travelhackingpodcast.com

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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Jul 14, 2014

Today we’re bringing you the man who owns the word polyglot.

He wasn’t raised multilingual - he spoke English, but after 10 years spent in a life of travel, he now speaks 12 languages fluently. After working as a freelance translator, he started his youtube channel and successful blog and created a business for himself that supports his travel lifestyle while helping others learn languages and actually have fun doing so. He has a course called Speak in a Week, and recently he published his book, Fluent in 3 Months, named after his website, fluentin3months.com. The book dispels the reasons why you ‘can’t’ learn a language, and provides practical tips and tactics for doing so. So let’s get right into it and welcome Benny Lewis to the Daily Travel Podcast.

Explorer Quotes:
"From the very first day that you start learning a language, get in touch with a native speaker and start speaking to them... Make as many mistakes as possible." - Benny Lewis
What We Cover:

Why the Gap Year is an important opportunity to get a better sense of ourselves, experience the world, and make a more informed decision about what direction we want to go in.
Why traveling makes you MORE hirable, not less.
Why learning language matters, helps you travel, and how language can make for the best stories.
Why anyone can learn a language fluently, and what's broken about the way we're currently learning.

Explore Further:

fluentin3months.com
Get Benny's book, Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Get Benny's course, Speak from Day 1

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Jul 11, 2014

“No matter where you go, make sure you go for at least a year.”
After receiving that advice from another traveler, Jackie Laulainen took off for Costa Rica to spend an academic year abroad at just 18. She was immediately enamored with the country and experience, and the effect travel had on her.
Today, she is the host of The Budget Minded Traveler’s Podcast, which is helping you to travel more for less. Jackie studied abroad when she was 18, and got hooked on travel as a teenager. She’s lived in Italy, as well as nomadically, moving on every 6 months to somewhere new. She’s been to at least 35 countries, and is an expert in budget travel strategies. Her podcast and website are helping her audience save money in a very practical way while making their travel dreams come true. She also wrote The Aspiring Travelers Handbook, striving to inspire and equip others to travel this beautiful world as well, on a budget.

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Explorer's Quote:
"There are so many people who go through this world without even trying to see it that if you're one of the few who wants to do it, you have got to do it. You've gotta just go."
Jackie's Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: “The first step is just deciding to go, and then you have to do it. The hardest thing is the logistics of leaving things behind and once you get there, but don’t worry about that. You are way more resourceful than you realize. You will figure it out. The biggest thing is if you have an interest, even in the slightest, you’ve gotta go… There are so many people who go through this world without even trying to see it, that if you’re one of the few who wants to see it, you’ve gotta do it. You’ve gotta just go.
Money Saving Tip: Concentrate on airfare. Aspiring travelers don’t have miles but there are many things you can do to save hundreds or thousands.
Packing Tip: Don’t get a huge backpack. Get a small one that fits in overhead luggage. Jackie uses a 50 gallon backpack. Here's her article about how to choose a backpack.
Internet Travel Resource: Booking.com and XE Currency
Favorite Travel Book: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Travel Gear: Her travel skirt!
Weirdest Food: Guinea Pig

Links and Resources mentioned on this show:

Jackie's book, The Aspiring Traveler's Handbook 
The Budget Minded Traveler website
@budgetmtraveler
Jackie's episode on how to find the best airfare

Credits

Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 10, 2014

What are the downsides to housesitting? "There are none!" says Dani from GlobetrotterGirls.com.

In today's episode, it's a deep dive into Housesitting. What is it, how does it work, why is it safe, and how can it open up a world of free, authentic travel opportunities? We cover everything you need to know to get started.
Dani Heinrich started her website to chronicle her travels at GlobetrotterGirls.com when she left her life in London back in 2010 to find a new one that embraced travel as a much bigger part. Her mission is to inspire curiosity about the world and provide the tips and tools to help you see as much of the world as you can for yourself.More recently, she’s released the Ultimate Guide to Housesitting, a topic that’s gaining steam in the travel world because of the way it offers a free accommodation in an authentic setting for an extended duration of travel. So, want a free week anywhere in the world? Listen to this episode and what Dani from globetrottergirls.com has to share with us today.
These are the secrets to how people without unlimited funds are able to travel the world nonstop.

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Words from an Explorer

“Housesitting is the greatest way to see the world on a little budget.”

Dani’s Best Travel Advice

The First Step: "Just do it. Just get out there. I was scared and had no idea what I was doing and everything went well."
Money Saving Tip: Make small changes to your spending habits and, very soon, that’s a trip! And you don’t need to suffer if you pick correctly.
Favorite Travel Book: The Beach
Favorite Travel Resource: TrustedHousesitters.com
Favorite Travel Gear: Travel Power Surge Adapter
Weirdest Food: Durian!

Links mentioned in this show:

Break Free: The Ultimate Guide to Housesitting
TrustedHousesitters.com
UltimateHousesittingGuide.com
Dani's website, GlobetrotterGirls.com
@GlbetrotterGrls
GlobeTrotter Girls Facebook Page
GloberTrotter Girls on Instagram

Credits

Music: The Moth, Intrepid Journey by Aaron Static

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Jul 9, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with Gary Bembridge. Listen to part 1 in which we discuss unusual cruise experiences.
Today, I change up the show a little to bring on Gary Bembridge and pick his brain on what travel bloggers can do to create a better resource for their readers. We also discuss the future of travel media and whether a podcast or web video series might be a better choice of format for tomorrow's audiences.
Gary has been traveling every month of every year for the past 20+ years.
It used to be as a business traveler, doing global marketing. Nowadays, he’s a independent consultant. For the past 9 years, he’s been running tipsfortravelers.com, a website and podcast to share his best advice from his travels. The man is an expert on cruises, and he’s the author of The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook, which provides advice & tips on finding and having unforgettable cruise vacations. And a couple years ago, he launched the better bloggers podcast at travelbloggerspodcast.com, to share his best tips to help travel bloggers do what it is they do even better.
Gary knows his stuff because he speaks from experience. So, for anyone who’s a travel blogger and wants to find out how to be a better resource, and partner with brands as he has with much success, you might want to be sure to hear what Gary has to say.

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What We Discuss

The differences between blogging and podcasting is defined by the different consumption habits of the audience, which defines the style of traveler that your respective audience might be. How does your audience consume your content and what does that say about them? What is possible with an audience like that?

Rather than writing about the story of your own travels, instead focus on how your experiences can inspire, or help, or serve your audience.

The day of the "general" travel blogger is gone. Travel blogs need to be targeted and focused on a specific niche because competition is too high otherwise.

We discuss whether short form, audio and visual content, is the future over the written word and whether or not starting a podcast might better serve tomorrow's audience.
The future of travel blogging might be to help traveler's reduce their risk by giving them more visual content so they know what to expect and trust your input.
Competition is lower in podcasting than blogging, and so the ability to stand out is far easier. As a result, in travel, brands are reaching out more now to podcasting than ever before.
"I probably get approached more now than I pitch [to brands]," says Gary.

Words from an Explorer

“I always felt I was missing out on something and always the best thing is the thing you didn’t expect to experience.”

Gary's Best Travel Advice

The First Step: Get your passport and just do it. It's that simple.
Money Saving Tip or Travel Hack: Frequent Flyer Miles. Get the guide on our homepage!
Pack Better: Always assume you can pick up what you need where you go.
Favorite Internet Travel Tool: Google Maps
Favorite Travel Book: Gary did not have one, so we plugged his book, The Cruise Traveler's Handbook (Traveler's Handbooks)
Weirdest Food: Fried, dried crickets in Zimbabwe

Credits

Music: Aaron Static – Intrepid Journey

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Jul 8, 2014

Gary Bembridge has been traveling every month of every year for the past 20+ years.
It used to be as a business traveler, doing global marketing. Nowadays, he’s a independent consultant. For the past 9 years, he’s been running tipsfortravelers.com, a website and podcast to share his best advice from his travels. The man is an expert on cruises, and he’s the author of The Cruise Traveler's Handbook, which provides advice & tips on finding and having unforgettable cruise vacations. And a couple years ago, he launched the better bloggers podcast at travelbloggerspodcast.com, to share his best tips to help travel bloggers do what it is they do even better.
Gary knows his stuff because he speaks from experience. So, for anyone who’s a travel blogger and wants to find out how to be a better resource, and partner with brands as he has with much success, you might want to be sure to hear what Gary has to say on part 2.

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What We Discuss

Why avoiding a life with regrets motivated Gary into making travel a bigger priority in his career and life

How Gary turned a hobby into a full time career and life of travel

How you can take cruises and still explore the unknown, and still find adventure, in cruising by targeting the lesser known, unusual cruise styles - like explorer cruises, tall ships, or freighters.

Words from an Explorer

“I always felt I was missing out on something and always the best thing is the thing you didn’t expect to experience.”

Cruise links are coming shortly from Gary! Stay tuned and check back very soon. Thanks for your patience.

For more information on this and more, check out Gary's book, The Cruise Traveler's Handbook, available in paperback and
Kindle ebook.
Credits

Music: Aaron Static – Intrepid Journey

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Jul 7, 2014

"That is the basic motif of the hero journey: leaving one condition, finding the source of life to bring you forth in a richer condition." - Joseph Campbell
From his time spent as a Boy Scout growing up in Boston, Jason Karas got an early start to becoming an explorer.
While exploring the outdoors, he developed a sense of curiosity about the small things in life, the things hidden in our daily routine that most people don't notice. Acknowledging this curiosity led to a fascination with curiosity itself and Jason began to ask the question, Can we somehow heighten the perception of this curiosity?
Today, Jason is an explorer, entrepreneur and father. He's also the CEO and co-founder of Trover, whose mission is to capture the traveler's desire for curiosity and new experience -- to reawaken that childlike sense of wonder -- and technologically distill it into an app.
In a simpler sense, Trover is a website and app for sharing and cataloguing your travel photography by allowing you to upload and geo-tag your images to a map. What's particularly useful about this is that you can search for visual representations of not just places but also experiences throughout over 175 countries -- from zip-lining in Singapore to cocktails in Kyrgyzstan. On the surface, this can help you discover where to go or what to do when you get there. So, maybe you're heading to the lesser known west coast islands of Greece, and you're not sure whether or not to see Ithaca. Have a look at what other travelers have seen or done on Trover and make a more informed decision.
But to go further, it can help you connect with other travelers over shared experiences. So, let's say you found that hidden gem on the back alleys of Brugge. Who else made the same personal discovery as you and where else might they have been?
This is just the way I see it. In this interview, I get to share how the CEO of Trover, Jason Karas, sees it and the future of Trover.
Note: Please be patient with Jason's audio at the beginning of this interview -- the connection was weak, but it gets better. :)

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What We Discuss

How Jason's early experience as a Boy Scout helped shape his perspective on travel, curiosity, and new experience
What to do, eat, and drink in Seattle
Why and how to create the best travel stories, and why we're all innately programmed to want to find and share these stories
What is Trover, why did Jason co-found it, and what does he see in its future

Words from an Explorer

“There's a beautiful mountain range beyond the road we travel everyday.” Tweet this!

More Quotes from Jason:

"Going out, finding something and bringing it back. It satisfies the storyteller and enriches the audience that's listening. I think we have an innate programming to do this as a species."
"The further out you go, the more payback you get. The more your forced into something unfamiliar, the more you’re going to learn."
"We need to work harder as we get a little bit older to push the boundaries."
“The older we get and more risk averse we get, the more benefit we get from our travels.”
“Don’t mistake a vacation for a travel experience… where the purpose is to get outside your comfort zone.”
"Part of our nature says, 'You’ve had your time to explore, now it’s time to be practical.' I’m trying to find ways to fight that."

Mentioned on this Show

Trover.com
Trover.com/jasonkaras
The Walrus and the Carpenter

Credits

Music: Passion Pit - Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix), Aaron Static – Intrepid Journey

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Jul 4, 2014

When Matt Long was a little kid, he memorized the geography sections of the world from the old Peanuts encyclopedia. He had the flag of Scotland hanging on his wall.
Flash forward to 2010, and Matt was miserable as a lobbiest for a non-profit in Washington DC. He started his blog, Landlopers.com and two years later, he reached a point where he could take the blog full time. Within a short time, he found out what he wanted to do in life and how to make it happen: A life that makes travel a bigger priority.
Today, he runs Landlopers.com where he writes about his travels and works with luxury travel brands, understanding that most people can't take more time than the two weeks they have to travel. On this episode we discuss his life of travel, why he's made it a reality, and his best travel advice.

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What We Discuss

How Matt left his career to start a career in travel writing, blogging aExploring the world is one of the best educations you can get.
Why Travel can be a sort of therapy. Happiness is a result of the effects of travel.
Why it's important to have a supportive partner who understands your desire to travel

Words from an Explorer

“We have in our mind the concept of a 'Dream Trip.' ...And many times, that ultimate trip is too expensive. Figure out how to spend less to get to the same place and every trip can be a dream trip."

Mike’s Best Travel Advice

The First Step: E
Money Saving Tip: Make small changes to your spending habits and, very soon, that's a trip! And you don't need to suffer if you pick correctly.
Packing Tip: “I usually suffer on the end of not having enough. But what’s enough?”
Favorite Travel Book: Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, by Tony Horowitz
Favorite Travel Resource: TripIt
Favorite Travel Gear: Travel Power Surge Adapter
Weirdest Food: "Almost crickets."

Mentioned on this Show

landlopers.com
Paul Gaughin Cruises

Credits

Music: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey by Aaron Static

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Jul 3, 2014

Food can provide you a sort of cultural topography of a place through the people living there and the stories behind the things they produce. Food, whether specialty products or a homecooked meal, is an expression not only of a culture, but of the individual preparing it for you. Food is not only a component of travel, but a journey in itself - and one that can be as adventurous as you want. And travel can provide you a context with which to connect your food with certain memories, or touchstones, throughout your life.

Nicole Taylor was a picky eater growing up who credits her mother for taking her downtown to places a little kid wasn't expected. This early exposure to interesting food challenged her and quickly gave her an obsession for food.

Nicole not only loves food but has actually worked in the specialty food industry, making chocolate, and now brings this passion into a life of travel and exploration, as well as her website, foodculturist.com, and her show, Hot Grease, which she describes as a ‘progressive food culture radio program.’

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What We Discuss

Why you don't need someone else to travel with you to create a memory.
Nicole's relationship to food as an owner of a candy business, and a food blogger in Brooklyn
How food can provide you a sort of cultural topography of a place through the people there and the things they produce
How a trip to Egypt, and it's food experience, opened a new door for her palette and her mind
Nicole's process for finding good food (hint: Dig deep, and ask locals)
How social media is a great way to get a local perspective on where to eat

Words from an Explorer

“Solo travel early opens you up to solo travel as an adult and a life of being fearless.”
"Wherever you go, go to the places where you're not supposed to be or they're not expecting you to eat."

Mentioned on this Show

FoodCulturist.com
Hot Grease
@foodculturist
The Modern Traveler's Green Zine
The Modern Traveler's Green Zine on Etsy

Credits

Music: Intrepid Journey by Aaron Static
Photo of Nicole by Jordan A. Colbert
Photo of Luxor Spice Markets by EmsiProduction

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Jul 2, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with Mike Corey. Listen to part 1.
Mike Corey is a host, travel blogger, videographer, photographer, breakdancer, and enthusiastic world explorer.
He’s currently serving as the first travel brand ambassador for Skype, which Skype calls Moment Makers, and Mike definitely is that. His videos include him eating all kinds of weird foods and participating in rich, life-changing experiences — like shark diving, the worlds biggest tomato food fight festival, or sleeping on the great wall of China.
In yesterday's episode, we discussed how to overcome travel fears, and how Mike became Skype's first travel ambassador, and the unbelievable scavenger hunt-style trip they sent him on across Europe. Today we discuss solo travel and Mike's best travel advice.

On this episode, we discuss…

Why solo travel might seem scarier than it is, and why it might seem unaccepted.
How you can find best friends for life almost immediately on the road
How to choose an unconventional life should you not be fulfilled by your routine, and how travel can be the solution to that problem
Why it’s important to filter the messages from those who have never taken the journey

Mike's Best Travel Advice

The First Step: Set a date and a budget, line them up, and let those excite you. The date should be your countdown to hit your budget. "You'll get addicted to the fact that you have to make it happen."
Money Saving Tip: Couchsurfing. "I've only had the most golden pure amazing experiences with that site." Even if you don't want to stay with someone, the forums are terrifically friendly and useful.
Packing Tip: "I usually suffer on the end of not having enough. But what's enough?"
Favorite Travel Book: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts. Also, Walden by Thoreau, The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau, and The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
Favorite Travel Gear: Hooded sweatshirt. Great for a pillow, to keep warm, to 'go incognito.'
Weirdest Food: Balut (fertilized duck embryo)

Words from an Explorer

"A lot of people saying you shouldn't travel solo, you shouldn't do these things, are often people who haven't tried it themselves."

Mentioned on this Show

Kick the Grind TV
@kickthegrind on Twitter
Mike’s Travel photography

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Jul 1, 2014

"The cool thing about life is that the more you open yourself up to life, the more life opens itself up to you."
Mike Corey is a host, travel blogger, videographer, photographer, breakdancer, and enthusiastic world explorer.
He’s currently serving as the first travel brand ambassador for Skype, which Skype calls Moment Makers, and Mike definitely is that. His videos include him eating all kinds of weird foods and participating in rich, life-changing experiences — like shark diving, the worlds biggest tomato food fight festival, or sleeping on the great wall of China.
I asked him to come on the show when I stumbled on his adventure videos, particularly an 80 day round the world journey with Cathay Pacific airlines.

On this episode, we discuss…

How Mike became Skype's first travel ambassador, and the amazing stories that came from it
How to overcome fear that might be stopping you from getting out there
Why it's important to filter the messages from those who have never taken the journey

Words from an Explorer

“What if I could just be curious my entire life?”
"Being afraid that you're afraid is half of what makes scary things scary."
"The cool thing about life is that the more you open yourself up to life, the more life opens itself up to you."

Mentioned on this Show

Kick the Grind TV
@kickthegrind on Twitter
Mike's Travel photography

Bonus
Love this video that Mike put together. Great editing, great spirit. This is my home he's exploring, and I think he captures it! Good a reminder that adventure can always be found in your backyard:

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