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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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Aug 29, 2014

Today’s guest recently quit her job to take the plunge and make travel a bigger priority in her life.
Rachel Johnson and her husband couldn’t resolve their conflicting work schedules so they did what any perfectly rational couple would do: They both quit. Now they’re moving to Kuwait City, of all places, to teach english and feed their curiosity and explore an amazing and complex part of the world that scares many people to even visit. They’re writing about their experience over at The Might as Wellers.
I’m excited to shake things and bring someone on the show who’s just beginning to take the steps necessary to make a life of travel, what’s exciting her, what’s scaring her, and how they’re making it happen together as a couple rooted in their lives here in the States.

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What We Cover:

Why Rachel and her husband are moving to Kuwait City, why the Middle East, and what's waiting for them there
What's exciting Rachel the most right now about taking the leap and what's her biggest concern
How teaching jobs are available for you almost anywhere if you want to find them

Words from an Explorer: 

“The world is big. Two weeks isn’t enough time for us to see everything we want to see.” – Rachel Johnson

Explore Further:

Rachel's blog, The Might As Wellers

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

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The post 83: Taking a Leap Into a Life of Travel with Rachel Johnson appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Aug 28, 2014

Sarahlynn Pablo is a food and culture writer who covers the food scene in her home city of Chicago, which is an enormous and delicious food scene to cover — while also exploring her heritage as a second generation Filipino-American citizen.
Sarahlynn is a contributor to multiple books on both the topic of Chicago food and Pinoy culture, and how travel and culture come together beautifully through the expression of food, and why this matters.
We really connected on these topics - so I’m thrilled to have her here with us today to share her story about the discovery of self-identity, finding belonging through the exploration of travel and food.

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What We Cover:

How giving herself the permission to travel to Paris by herself changed her life
How Sarah has found a home in both the States and the Philippines after struggling through it all
The way Sarah uses food to connect the gaps within the exploration of her own culture, and how you can find this in any culture, even in your own backyard
The Filipino food scene in Chicago

Words from an Explorer:

“Food is not anonymous. These recipes come from a place and they come from families and they come from history. It’s such a great way to connect past and present together.” – Sarah Lynn Pablo

Explore Further:

Sarah's blog
@sarahlynnpablo on Twitter

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

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Aug 27, 2014

In 2008, Shannon O'Donnell took off a year off from her career in to go around the world, supporting herself with her SEO, and make a travel a bigger priority in her life.
Today, she's been on the road for five and a half years, and helps others get started doing the same at her blog A Little Adrift, while supporting herself along the way as an independent consultant, writer, and photographer. She is also the author of The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook and as such is a foremost expert online and off, in the topic of volunteer travel.

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What We Cover:

How Shannon takes a service-based approach to life
What compelled her to take the step to make life a bigger priority, and a lifestyle
The complications and nuances of selecting an overseas volunteer work opportunity
Research and do your background work on what it means to develop a country. Don't assume that you're perfect for any job.

Words from an Explorer:

“All of this that is gonna happen and I don’t know what it is but I know I will be different on the other side of a year… I valued that so greatly that I was willing to overcome the fears for it." – Shannon O'Donnell

More Quotes:

“I had built up these fears because others had these fears and were like, 'These are the things you should be afraid of on the road.'”

"It's all impermanent. You can feel intensely lonely and you can move through that. It's a natural and healthy emotion. It doesn't mean you're a bad traveler."
"Volunteering is a prism through which you can connect deeper."

Explore Further:

A Little Adrift, Shannon's blog
@shannonrtw on Twitter
Shannon's book, The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook
Shannon's article "Understanding the Developing World"

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

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Aug 26, 2014

In 2007, Becki Enright left her career in Public Relations and set out from her home in England for her first solo-female travel experience to Vietnam. Seven years later, she has yet to stop. She’s been through China, Mongolia. India, Kenya, Magadgascar, the United States, Israel and the West Bank, Taiwan and the less visited places like Myanmar and North Korea. She's even lived in Cambodia and is on her way to see Iran. All of this by herself.

Today she’s an expert in not just South East Asian travel, but the lesser known, more challenging destinations on Earth. To support her life of travel, she works as a freelance advertising, PR, and editorial consultant for hire. And she writes about her ongoing experiences from the road on her blog, Borders of Adventure.

After three months in Turkey, Becki is currently traveling through Georgia. I'm thrilled she took time out of her trip to be on the show so I can share her unique approach toward solo-travel as a female to what are perceived by most to be challenging destinations that are intimidating to many people.

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What We Cover:

Why is Becki passing through the Caucasus, such as Georgia and Armenia.
Why Becki got her start traveling as a student by giving herself permission to take a 2 week trip to South East Asia by herself, and how she was compelled to do so.
What compelled her to leave an unsatisfying career in PR to pursue a round the world trip.
She started growing her travel blog into a resource while acclimatizing with traveling on her own in South East Asia.
Becki's process in qualifying a place as safe to visit.
What are Becki's goals as an explorer of the less exposed areas of the world.
How her travels to the West Bank helped her see the country of Israel and the Palestinian territories as accessible. "It's not as scary as you think."

Words from an Explorer:

“When people are misinformed themselves they make assumptions. That’s the problem I have. That’s what I’m trying to overcome with my writing.” – Becki Enright

More Quotes:

“There’s too much hype around some of these places because it sells good stories. And you go there and even sometimes just checking into a hostel, you learn there’s all of these tours and excursions… People who get into these places are absolutely fine.”

Explore Further:

@BordersofAdv on Twitter
Becki's blog, Borders of Adventure

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

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The post 80: Overcoming Solo Female Travel Fears with Becki Enright appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Aug 25, 2014

After two decades, today’s guest left his sales career, working for massive tech corporations like Symantic and McAfee, to pursue his own thing in a different place. That place was Singapore where he started his sales and marketing automation company, Linchpin.
Damian Thompson is what you might call a digital nomad, and he’s here to talk about that lifestyle - He recently left the Philippines to go nomadic, and I’m excited to have him on to chat about the places he’s lived, and in his own way, how he took the step that so many dream to take into his untethered life beyond the borders of his home country.

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What We Cover:

How travel as a kid and professional helped make the jump to living as an ex-pat easier.
Painting a picture of an ex-pat and digital nomad lifestyle
Damian's original plan to create a life of travel was to write content for websites to support his journey
A day in the life of an ex-pat entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City
How Damian manages his friendships and relationships
Loneliness should never prevent you from travel. Meeting people is the point of travel.

Words from an Explorer:

"Society tells you this is the path you're supposed to follow. So when you jump off that path, it's definitely scary. It's not normal. But there's a lot of us abnormals out there." – Damian Thompson

More Quotes:

"No matter if you want to be the weirdo because you want to travel and you don't really want to have a house, that's not your goal ... Trust me. There's hundreds of thousands of us around the world. When you actually get out, we're pretty easy to find. We'll be in the cities you'll be in... You're not alone if you think you're the weirdo and nobody in your family understands what you want to do." – Damian Thompson
“The line blurs between life, work, friends, family... when you decide to live a more nomadic lifestyle.” – Damian Thompson

Explore Further:

@DamianThompson on Twitter
Linchpin

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

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Aug 22, 2014

Noah Lederman was the grandson of Holocaust survivors who, as you might imagine and is often the case, were never keen to share their stories with those who have followed them in time. However, through his travels, he became more curious about these secrets, and set out on a physical journey to uncover the truth.
Doing so led him to a life of travel and writing to explore some of humanities darker truths, and learn a lot about himself and people, and why stories matter, in the process.
While in Cambodia, he was working on a novel; however, through interacting with the people he uncovered an unshared history of Cambodian culture as a result of what the Khmer Rouge did in the 1970s. His book became a non-fiction account of his travel experience and the admiration he has for a people who struggle to recount their own past.

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What We Cover:

While it was Noah's parents travel stories that compelled him to explore the world, it was the untold stories in his family that pushed him to explore his past.
How a round the world trip gave him an appreciation for stories.
How his physical travels gave him an emotional connection to his grandmother that he'd never had before.

Explore Further:

Somewhere Or Bust
Noah's book, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide

Music credit:  Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Aug 21, 2014

Stephanie Zito’s travels have taken her to over 100 countries. She is a wanderer, humanitarian, storyteller, business founder, evangelist for good, and all around beauty-seeker whose love of travel and involvement in relief and development have taken her to far flung places where she’s found purpose in helping the people of the world - which if you listen to this podcast, then you probably know that’s where I believe all the best stories happen.
She’s lived in Cambodia, where she founded Cloud Color Hammocks, a beautifully colorful line of hammocks, volunteers to help children.
She gives $10 every day to someone trying to make a difference in the world as part of the Give10 campaign which she founded and writes about on her blog, wanderingforgood.com.
And she’s also a master travel hacker with 20 years of experience earning and redeeming frequent flyer miles to help her get out, seek beauty and do the amazing things that she does in her life of travel. And she teaches and encourages others to do the same.
So I’m thrilled to get a chance to sit down with her right here, right now, and showcase the good she’s bringing to the world, her life of travel, and how she does it.

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What We Cover:

Why Stephanie's chosen to make a home in Portland, Oregon and how doing so can help your travels
Stephanie got her start traveling abroad
How her trip to Darfur and the people she met there changed her life
What was #Give10 and why she started it through a desire to want to change the world, and how it restored her faith in people
How travel hacking with points and miles has facilitated Stephanie's perpetual travels for years
Stephanie's favorite luxury frequent flyer mile redemption experience

Words from an Explorer:

“Traveling for a living and having a life aren't mutually exclusive.” –Stephanie Zito

Explore Further:

Uncornered Market
Stephanie's 199 Mile run for clean water
@wanderingzito on Twitter
Give10 on Facebook

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

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Aug 20, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with Uncornered Market. Listen to Part 1!
Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll are husband-and-wife-adventure travelers and storytellers, writers and speakers, who took a creative sabbatical to Prague that wound up being the springboard they didn’t expect into a life of travel. Today, they’ve been the road for over 12 years to 80 countries, which is truly the stuff of legend.
In their work, they like to cover so many of the things like to discuss and explore on this show. That’s why I’m so excited to have them on, coming from Berlin, Germany: To discuss the why and what ifs of travel as well as their own fascinating stories, all of which they share on their website, Uncornered Market.

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What We Cover:

How Dan and Audrey figured out how to support their travels while on the road
What made their blog, Uncornered Market, successful and separate it from the rest.
The truth about the fears we all have of travel experience
Dan and Audrey's best travel advice in the lightning round

Words from an Explorer:

“When we travel, what it teaches you is that a lot of times, the fear that’s in our head, when we are skeptical and anxious, about other people, a lot of the time it’s about stuff that’s happening inside us.” – Audrey Scott

Explore Further:

Uncornered Market
Uncornered Market on Facebook
Uncornered Market on Twitter

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

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Aug 19, 2014

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll are husband-and-wife-adventure travelers and storytellers, writers and speakers, who took a creative sabbatical to Prague that wound up being the springboard they didn't expect into a life of travel. Today, they've been the road for over 12 years to 80 countries, which is truly the stuff of legend.
In their work, they like to cover so many of the things like to discuss and explore on this show. That's why I'm so excited to have them on, coming from Berlin, Germany: To discuss the why and what ifs of travel as well as their own fascinating stories, all of which they share on their website, Uncornered Market.

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What We Cover:

How Audrey and Daniel each got their start traveling, met on the road and survived long distance relationships.
How catching Dengue Fever and nearly dying from it still didn't give Daniel any regrets from taking his first international trip to India.
The transformative effects of travel, their importance, and why they love it
Audrey and Daniel's story about getting trapped in a holding pen at the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in 105 degree heat, and how they escaped.

Words from an Explorer:

“Achievement is not about the easy. We have to put ourselves out there in uncertainty, and discomfort, and sometimes negative situations so we can emerge from that experience on the other side different.” – Daniel Noll

Explore Further:

Uncornered Market
Uncornered Market on Facebook
Uncornered Market on Twitter

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

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The post 75: Twelve Years of Nonstop Travel with Uncornered Market – Pt 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Aug 18, 2014

This is part two of my conversation with Natalie Sisson. Listen to part 1!
Special heads up! If you want to be one of the first to know about Natalie’s Freedom Plan, then  join the list!
This show is about building your legend, and how travel provides you the opportunity to do so. And today’s guest is a shining example of what I mean when I say this.

Natalie Sisson goes by the superhero moniker of The Suitcase Entrepreneur, as which she flies around the world saving people from the dull nagging ache of routine, that I talk about a lot on this show, by helping them to – in her words – choose freedom in business and adventure in life.
She’s been to at least 70 countries, co-founded startups, played professional sports, been a pro bodybuilder, written multiple books, has her own podcast, blog, all of which converge to help her run her own lifestyle business. Today she sets an example and helps others find fulfillment and experience in life. I’m excited to delve into Natalie The Traveler, why travel’s important to her, and then explore how she does what she does.

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What We Cover:

2:00: How Natalie takes the mindset of an Explorer into everything she does.
3:40: How Natalie financially sustains her travels
5:30: Who does Natalie believe what she does is for?
How to find customers you can help?
How business can be an adventure, not unlike travel.
11:39: Why Natalie's going home! You heard it here first.
14:30: A day in the life of a suitcase entrepreneur

Words from an Explorer:

“A person whose traveled, you can tell. It’s like they’ve really lived a full life.” – Natalie Sisson

Explore Further:

Natalie’s website, The Suitcase Entrepreneur
The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life.
@suitcasepreneur
Facebook.com/suitcaseentrepreneur

Music credit: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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Aug 15, 2014

Special heads up! If you want to be one of the first to know about Natalie's Freedom Plan, then  join the list!
This show is about building your legend, and how travel provides you the opportunity to do so. And today’s guest is a shining example of what I mean when I say this.

Natalie Sisson goes by the superhero moniker of The Suitcase Entrepreneur, as which she flies around the world saving people from the dull nagging ache of routine, that I talk about a lot on this show, by helping them to - in her words - choose freedom in business and adventure in life. C’mon, how amazing is that? This is why - if you’re looking - you might run into Natalie in various corners of the internet, she has an amazing story to what she does.
She’s been to at least 70 countries, co-founded startups, played professional sports, been a pro bodybuilder, written multiple books, has her own podcast, blog, all of which converge to help her run her own lifestyle business. Today she sets an example and helps others find fulfillment and experience in life. I’m excited to delve into Natalie The Traveler, why travel’s important to her, and then explore how she does what she does.

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What We Cover:

3:30: The time Natalie was chased out of Burma by a crazy man with a gun
8:13: How Natalie Sisson got started traveling
9:40: The importance of travel, and getting started young
13:20: The point in which Natalie knew she had to make travel a bigger priority in life
15:00: How Natalie became The Suitcase Entrepreneur
17:21: How curiosity and a desire for freedom inspired Natalie to make travel a bigger priority
19:10: The challenge of finding reliable and fast internet in many places, including a funny story about Kickstarting her book from Borneo, and her mindset and approach to take care of that
21:55: Why and how Natalie's more productive on the road.

Words from an Explorer:

“A person whose traveled, you can tell. It's like they've really lived a full life.” – Natalie Sisson

Explore Further:

Natalie’s website, The Suitcase Entrepreneur
The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life.
@suitcasepreneur
Regus Offices, the co-working space mentioned
Facebook.com/suitcaseentrepreneur

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

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The post 73: Finding Freedom with The Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson – Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Aug 14, 2014

Sabrina Taylor is a former flight attendant turned accidental entrepreneur.
After spending years working as a flight attendant, a job that took her all over the world, she needed a break from all the travel. So, she moved to Thailand where she, with no business experience and no creative skills, applied her talents as a writer to help a friend’s business. As a result, she fell into her own business.
Today, despite the naysayers, and to her own surprise, she's a digital nomad having stepped into a connected world of location independent entrepreneurs, running her own branding and marketing marketing consultancy from her laptop in Thailand, and creating for herself a life of travel.

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What We Cover:

How Sabrina defines a digital nomad.
What it was about travel that Sabrina fell in love with and her connection to travel
Sabrina's advice for anyone interested in diving into a life of travel
How her father being a pilot helped her gain a love of flying, that made being a flight attendant the perfect fit
The amazing travel benefits of being a flight attendant
26:05: How Sabrina combined her writing skills with a degree in psychology to start editing and then writing for other entrepreneurs
27:48: Sabrina's best travel advice
36:40: Rogue FA, Sabrina's training program for anyone who'd love to become a flight attendant

Words from an Explorer:

“Appreciate the difference between where you are and where you’ve been... Love every dirty and different, and unique, and fun experience while you’re in another country.” – Sabrina Taylor

Explore Further:

Sabrina's website, Accidental Entrepreneur
Email Sabrina
Learn how to be a Flight Attendant and see the world like Sabrina with Rogue FA
@Taylor_Sabrina
Facebook.com/AccidentalEntrepreneur

Music credit: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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Aug 13, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with Jill and Josh Stanton from Screw the Nine to Five. Listen to Part 1.
Jill and Josh Stanton are the digitally nomadic couple behind Screw the Nine to Five, where they are helping you devise an escape plan to move closer to new possibility and adventure in your daily life.
These two quit their 9-5s for a life that made travel a bigger priority, and moved to an island in Thailand for a couple months to design a new lifestyle that would help them create work that would support a life they wanted, rather than hold dearly on to a job that dictates their routine at the expense of their personal fulfillment.
Since then, they’ve lived and worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Chicago and San Diego. Truly a life of travel.
I wanted to get Josh and Jill on the show to ask them about what inside of them inspired the decision to actually move to Thailand, something that seems so extreme and outlandish to most people, and what they do to keep themselves afloat on the road, and how you might be able to aspire to do the same.

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What We Cover:

2:27 – How they went from creating affiliate websites to creating courses to help others
6:25 – Why their lifestyle, and their work, compels them to work hard
9:20 – How being in a foreign environment can actually make creativity easier
10:50 – What does location independence mean for Jill and Josh Stanton?
14:00 – Why San Diego is exciting them right now (where they were at the time of this recording)

Words from an Explorer:

“We do work more but it's not because we have to. It's because we freaking love it.” - Jill Stanton

Explore Further:

Screw the Nine to Five
ScrewtheNinetoFive.com/500
Facebook.com/saynotoninetofive

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Aug 12, 2014

Jill and Josh Stanton are the digitally nomadic couple behind Screw the Nine to Five, where they are helping you devise an escape plan to move closer to new possibility and adventure in your daily life.
These two quit their 9-5s for a life that made travel a bigger priority, and moved to an island in Thailand for a couple months to design a new lifestyle that would help them create work that would support a life they wanted, rather than hold dearly on to a job that dictates their routine at the expense of their personal fulfillment.
Since then, they’ve lived and worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Phillippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Chicago and San Diego. Truly a life of travel.
I wanted to get Josh and Jill on the show to ask them about what inside of them inspired the decision to actually move to Thailand, something that seems so extreme and outlandish to most people, and what they do to keep themselves afloat on the road, and how you might be able to aspire to do the same.

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What We Cover:

2:27 – Who are Josh and Jill Stanton?
3:27 – Why they find working on the road to be more productive
5:04 – What inspired their decision to go to Thailand, specifically Chiang Mai
8:24 – How Josh got his start traveling in China
9:30 – How Josh met Jill
9:55 – How Jill went from bartending and modeling at home in Toronto to moving to Australia, and started her first business to support her lifestyle on the road
11:00 – Why they went into business together to create Screw the Nine to Five
15:00 – How to get comfortable with letting go of all of your stuff
17:15 – How travel helps you meet others and how doing so can help you grow by freeing you from the definitions of others, and inspire you with likeminded people (whether that's other travelers or entrepreneurs)
18:15 – Why moving to Southeast Asia can help make your life of travel
19:30 – How you can live a "Western lifestyle" in Southeast Asia, particularly in Chiang Mai
20:30 – How living in Thailand provides the opportunity to save you money by getting maid service, laundry service, and eating out.
21:20 – How safe is Thailand and Bali?

Words from an Explorer:

“When you're feeling uncomfortable, when you reach the end of your comfort zone, that's when all the good s*** starts to happen. That's where you start to find out what you're made of and what you're capable of.” - Jill Stanton

Explore Further:

Screw the Nine to Five
The Dynamite Circle

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

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Aug 11, 2014

"More people will choose unhappiness to uncertainty." - Tim Ferris

In the world of living and working anywhere, Sean Ogle is top of mind. He’s also one of the most eloquent teachers on the topic.
5 years ago in 2009, after being laid off, he launched Location 180, to explore what it meant to be location independent - to fold travel into his life in a greater capacity. Today he hones in on exactly what it takes to create a location independent lifestyle, whatever that means for you. For me, it means one that fosters a life of travel.
I’m psyched to bring him on the show to discuss his travels, what happened that inspired him to pursue a life of travel, and how he not only believes but also helps others create location independent lifestyles for themselves. Now, whatever that means for you — maybe you want to start a business, or maybe not — maybe you just want to hear his travel stories — entrepreneurship may not be for everyone, but travel in whatever form, should be.

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What We Cover:

Uncertainty. How to overcome it and why doing so can lead to happiness.
The best thing you can do right now to get started with a location independent business.
2:40 - Sean's introduction
3:30 - An experience in Rio de Janeiro that gave Sean a clearer perspective of what he wanted more of in life (hint: freedom)
4:30 – How Sean left his job in Portland, Oregon to travel to Thailand
16:50 - The countries and places Sean's skills as a location independent freelancer have taken him in the past 5 years.
20:00 - How Sean accidentally stumbled into the skill, freelance "Search Engine Optimization", that he could freelance and realized he perform this service for money, from anywhere. And how you can do the same, with any number of skills -- both technical and non-technical.
33:25 - How Sean explains to his friends who don't understand why he travels the way he does, and how that motivates him to continue to experience more adventure in his life.
35:40 - It all comes down to Happiness. Give it a shot. What's the worst thing that can happen? "I'm only doing what I'm doing because it's what makes me happy... take the risk because it's totally worth it in the end."

Words from an Explorer:

“I want to have stories. I don't want to have stuff... Anybody can do what I've done. I just actually faced the fear of uncertainty and went for it.”

Explore Further:

Sean's website, Location 180
Location Rebel
Tropical MBA

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Aug 8, 2014

Lillie Marshall is from my hometown of Boston where she taught high school English while spending her summers volunteering in Latin America. In 2012, she took a 9-month career break to finally get out and take that trip to see the world. She went to 8 countries on 3 continents to make travel a bigger priority in her life.
She returned from the experience a changed person and now folds travel into her life wherever possible. She takes students on group trips and participates in teacher tours, while making it to places like China (twice), Greece, India and Belize. Most recently she had her first baby and I'm excited to compare notes with her as she adjusts to traveling with an infant, certainly a new style but by no means an end of anyone's travel days. Travel is always a choice and I suggest you take it.

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What We Cover:

2:00 – How Lillie's love of teaching led her to find a love of solo-travel
4:20 - How travel can accelerate your language learning
5:15 – What captivates Lillie about travel
5:35 – "There is never going to be a 'right time' to travel. You've just gotta do it."
8:14 – How Lillie dealt with naysayers when she started solo-traveling
9:05 – How not having a car in Boston is enough to fund a trip around the world
11:00 – Lillie's advice for anyone on the fence about travel: "Do it! Do it!"
12:30 – The best piece of advice Lillie got before she quit her job to travel, and why she didn't quit.
18:00 – Why Lillie never regretted her travels, despite the regrettable experiences. "When you're doing solo travel, there's no need to have regrets because you can always change your circumstances."
20:20 – Lillie's advice for solo-travelers, male or female
23:00 – Why being a teacher is the perfect career if you're a traveler
26:30 – Why your travel life is not over when you have a baby, and even improved in a way
29:15 – How having a baby forces you to accustom yourself to adjusting, which is always a better way to travel than planning
29:50 - How traveling with kids can help you to experience your travels through their eyes
36:50 - Breastfeeding and travel, how it can be challenging but also can be something that works for you
39:28 - Lillie's secret to amassing 1,000 Instagram followers in 1 month

Words from an Explorer:

“There is never going to be a right time. You’ve just got to do it."

More Quotes from Lillie:
"It’s this feeling of being blind and trapped when I’m not traveling. I feel blind because I feel like I’m stuck in this little box. And out there there’s all these things going on and all these colors and all these surprises and new things and I’m being left out of them unless I have the opportunity to get on a plane and walk around in different places."

"Before traveling, I didn’t want to be here. I couldn’t focus on what was here. It wasn’t until I really gave myself permission to explore everything else that was out there that I could finally open up and meet someone new."

"Everything that my life is now is so much about having taken that around the world trip. So anyone on the fence about it, do it. Do it."

"When you’re traveling solo there’s no need to have regrets as long as your safe because you can always just switch your circumstances."
Explore Further:

Lillie Marshall's blog, Around the World "L"
Lillie's post "Reactions to a RTW Trip, or: Shaddap!"
Lillie's post about her negative experience in Barcelona
Teaching Traveling
Around the World L on Facebook
@worldlillie on Twitter
@worldlillie on Instagram

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

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Aug 7, 2014

Caz Makepeace is one of the preeminent voices on creating a life of travel, along with her husband Craig, over at Y Travel Blog. Together, Caz and Craig describe themselves as serial travelers, adventurers of the outdoors, and lovers of sports and mojitos. They hold onto these titles with their two young girls, and that's part of why I love so much what they do. They dispel so many preconceived notions about the impossibility of travel with children.

Y Travel Blog is one of the biggest travel blogs in Australia, where they share their travel stories and family adventures with 300,000 visitors a month and featured on National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and many more. On this episode, Caz shares what a travel life means to her, how she's able to do it with her husband and young family, and shatters the idea that travel is no longer possible for parents.

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What We Cover:

Travel, fun and interesting travel, with kids is possible. Caz shares how.
2:00 - How Caz caught the travel bug by taking a trip to Bali in her twenties and listening to her brother's travel stories from London.
3:40 - Caz and Craig's serendipitous meeting and how they had the same desires to travel
5:40 - How identifying your desires can help prevent you from having to give up your travel dreams
6:40 - The earlier you start traveling, the more you're going to understand yourself and the world you live in. This belief helped Caz prioritize travel for her children, as well as herself.
8:20 - Caz's advice for others who'd like to create a life of travel, and how she is able to sustain her life of travel
11:10 - There's a lot of 'portable' work out there that you might not realize is available for you, including opportunities for cultural experiences.
12:30 - How the Y Travel Blog got started and why they started the website.
16:20 - A day in the travel life of the Makepeace family
18:00 - Why being flexible is key to traveling with kids
18:30 - How to balance travel as a family with the desire for adventurous travel experience as an individual adult.
20:10 - Traveling with kids can help cultivate your imagination even further.
22:00 - How to travel with kids despite all "The Stuff" you need to help raise them, and the easiest ages for kids to travel.
25:07 - How to approach solving the complexities of raising kids on the road, like schooling, going to the dentist, etc.

Words from an Explorer:

“Too many people won’t follow their dreams because they think they need to have it all figured out before they do it…Follow the path and see where the journey takes you.”

Explore Further:

Y Travel Blog
How to Create a Travel Life You Love, by Caz and Craig Makepeace

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

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Aug 6, 2014

David McKeegan, and his wife Carrie, are both from New York — but for the past 12 years, they’ve been traveling the road, starting a family, running a tax preparation business for ex-pat entrepreneurs, and not letting that hold them back from seeing the things they want to see, doing the things they want to do, and living the life they once dreamed of living. They got their start in Europe before taking the plunge to go nomadic - and clearly they prove the point that a life of travel can extend beyond your twenties, your single years, and even after you have kids.
I can’t wait to share their story, and how they manage all the complexities of the road in a way that hasn’t deterred them from perpetual travel as a family.

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What We Cover:

How having a family inspired them to build a life of travel.
How they were able to take the plunge to leave a successful career in Finance to create a life of nomadic travel. And why a month of travel, which they’re afforded living in London, isn’t enough.
Not limiting yourself to schools in your home country can be a great way to get started being on the road while also providing yourself structure and purpose to your travels.
How growing up in Mexico City helped Carrie realize the importance of giving your kids the gift of travel.
What David and Carrie do at Greenback Tax Services, and how they found the idea, and how to find your market for an idea that you can take on the road.
How to manage the fears of traveling nonstop, to challenging places, with kids.
Why Bali was an easy choice for them, where they live and why they love it.

Explore Further:

Greenback Ex-Pat Tax Services

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

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Aug 5, 2014

Josh Bender and his high school sweetheart did something on their 10th anniversary that a lot of us ask ourselves everyday why we're not doing. They sold their cars, packed up their family of four, and moved to a nature hut in Bali to give their kids and themselves an amazing opportunity to explore the world.
This was in 2012, and today you can follow their adventures at Travel with Bender where they post about living the dream of a travel life. This year, they're off to 15 more countries across Europe and Southern Asia with two young kids. In this episode we chat about their journey and how they pull off family travel in such a perpetual style.

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What We Cover:

Somehow you think living the dream is some kind of utopia where everything is perfect and there’s no sort of challenges.
What Josh admits he did wrong before they left, and how communities of traveling families helped them find their way.
What are the Effects of Travel on kids
How to overcome the fear and get started traveling anywhere with young kids
Why Josh travels to give his kids the opportunity to learn to find and interact with people who are different than them, and have fun doing so.

Words from an Explorer:

“Be willing to do it. Go out, make a plan to do it. And learn from as many people as you can."

More Quotes
“That’s one of the single most valuable lessons our kids are learning… How to connect and relate to individual humans as humans… To connect and realize we’re one family.”
“If anything it’s the most natural way of living, understanding and getting to know people, rather than sitting in a cubicle for forty hours a week.”

Josh’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: Turn your knowledge and experience into a mini-business, a product or service that you don't have to be present to run. Also, look at the exchange rate
Packing Tip: Be ruthless. Use packing cubes. When you have kids it can be tempting to bring everything along. Kids get toys where ever they go, so just bring what they need to get them there.
Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Useful Websites on Travel with Bender, Skyscanner, Money Journal
Favorite Travel Book: The Atlas! (Great answer, right?)
Favorite Travel Gear: His smartphone 
Weirdest Food: Grubs!

Explore Further:

Travel With Bender
Facebook.com/travelwithbender
@travelwithbender on Twitter
@travelwithbender on Instagram

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

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Aug 4, 2014

Erik Hemingway is the host of the Family Adventure Podcast which makes him the perfect fit for Family Week at the Daily Travel Podcast, in which I'm out to crush the mindset that having kids means you can't travel, or even that life is no longer interesting or sexy. In fact, it's the complete opposite. Having already interviewed dozens of families out to explore the world together, Erik is the perfect person to help shine some light on what sort of travel is possible with kids in tow.

In 2002, Erik found himself over-invested in life - too many things, stress, and not enough time or happiness. So, he uprooted his family to Costa Rica before taking the plunge to pursue his dream of learning how to not just sail, but give his children the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Words from an Explorer:

Why Erik and his family left a stressful life in the United States to try their hand living on a sailboat in Europe.
How they came to the decision to sail across the ocean while sailing to over a dozen countries in the Mediterranean
How they were able to manage as a family on a boat, and while adventuring across the ocean
How to parent infants and teenagers on a sailboat where you don't have room for all the of "the stuff"

Words from an Explorer:

"Travel takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to address the things that are easy to sweep aside and get lost in the busyness."

Explore Further:

The Family Adventure Podcast

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

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Aug 1, 2014

Libby Tucker is a proponent of finding ways to live and work anywhere and helps others do exactly that. Understanding the value of travel and life, Libby has studied ways to stay on her toes, travel more often, and live an adventurous lifestyle.
She got started traveling abroad and hasn't looked back since.

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What We Cover

How Libby overcame a fear of leaving home in the mid-west United States to take a trip to Spain to study abroad and become travel obsessed
How travel allows you to connect with a higher version of yourself
Minimizing your life to reduce distractions,
How to use skills and knowledge to create an 'Anywhere Startup'

Libby's Best Travel Advice:

The First Step: Create a 30-day action plan, whether that's analyzing your budget, buying a ticket, or submitting a study abroad application.
Money Saving Tip: Hostels, you'll learn so much and meet so many people.
Favorite Internet Travel Resource:  Google Voice
Favorite Travel Book: The Alchemist by Paula Coelho
Weirdest Food: Squid boiled in its own ink

Words from an Explorer:

“I’d never been on a plane, a train, a bus, or a taxi. And all of a sudden, I had to do it all in 24 hours, and in Spanish.”

Explore Further:

Live Work Anywhere
@libtuck on Twitter

Credits
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