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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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Feb 27, 2015

Mark van der Heijden is a creative copywriter from Amsterdam who just last year, left his job to travel the world with an unique goal. He calls himself The Backpacker Intern and is leveraging his talents as a creative copywriter to land internships around the world in the fields of content marketing, advertising, and production in exchange for (get this) only food and somewhere to sleep.

This quest has led him to the TEDx stage in New York, The White House where we met, among the top 100 digital media influencers in travel, and most recently, Antarctica - which he’s just returned from and I can’t wait to hear all about.

Love what Mark’s doing and the extremely savvy and unique approach to using his travels to help others and perpetuate this idea that travel isn’t detrimental to your career. In fact, it makes you more desirable to employers.

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Feb 18, 2015

Marina Janeiko is a digital nomad with a particular skill-set with which she’s been supporting a lifestyle of travel and creative wandering, while building a career for herself that allows her to live and work from anywhere.
As a User Experience Designer, she’s been working on What’s It Like — a web platform that focuses on travel by asking when should you go, rather than where — which is an idea I absolutely love.
And for the past 5 years, Marina’s been living the digital nomad lifestyle with her husband, traveling from country to country, exploring the earth while building a location independent career for herself.

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Check out Whats It Like
More on Marina Janeiko

Learn more about Whats It Like

The nomads stories, where you can learn more about digital nomad lives

@simpleasthat_ on Twitter

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Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Feb 17, 2015

"For every alleyway out there, there's an alleyway inside of you."

This is part 2 of my conversation with Don George. Listen to part 1.
Don George is the Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, as well as a Special Features Editor for Gadling. He’s the former editor of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. the founder and former editor of the Wanderlust section of Salon.com, and the Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet. He’s the author of the lonely planet guide to travel writing and most recently the editor of An Innocent Abroad, Lonely Planet’s most recent collection of travel stories from some amazing people, some of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends.
In this two-part conversation, Don shares his beginnings as an aspiring poet, a pilgrimage to Paris to follow in the footsteps of great writers, and his transformation into a travel writer. In it, we explore what it means to live profoundly, how travel can make that easier to achieve, and how to uncover the stories that are waiting for you to tell.
 

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Learn more about Don at Don-George.com
Get An Innocent Abroad, on Amazon

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The post 196: Travel is a Mirror with Don George (Part 2) appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Feb 16, 2015

Don George is the Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, as well as a Special Features Editor for Gadling. He's the former editor of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. the founder and former editor of the Wanderlust section of Salon.com, and the Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet. He’s the author of the lonely planet guide to travel writing and most recently the editor of An Innocent Abroad, Lonely Planet’s most recent collection of travel stories from some amazing people, some of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends.
In this two-part conversation, Don shares his beginnings as an aspiring poet, a pilgrimage to Paris to follow in the footsteps of great writers, and his transformation into a travel writer. In it, we explore what it means to live profoundly, how travel can make that easier to achieve, and how to uncover the stories that are waiting for you to tell.

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Learn more about Don at Don-George.com
Get An Innocent Abroad, on Amazon

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The post 195: Living Profoundly with Don George (Part 1) appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Feb 13, 2015

In 2006, today’s guest first appeared way back in episode 86 and 87, where we talked about how to travel longterm in a financially sustainable way and how to find free accommodation anywhere.

Nora Dunn left a career in financial planning to embrace the desire of perpetual travel, which she has been doing for the past 8 years — and since then has been helping others accomplish the same through her blog, The Professional Hobo. She’s released two books, How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World, and for any train journey lovers like me — Tales of Trains: Where the Journey is the Destination.

And now she’s released her third from Unconventional Guides, Live and Work from Anywhere — Transplant your Career, Job, or Business to the Global Location of Your Choice. In this episode, we explore the changes in Nora's life over the past year, finding balance in the lifestyle of work and travel, and how Nora's new book can help you find the right path toward location independence.

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Get Nora's book, Live and Work from Anywhere
The Professional Hobo, where you can follow Nora's travels and learn from her expertise
Check out Nora's column on CreditWalk.ca

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Feb 12, 2015

This is part 2 of my conversation with John Marshall, author of Wide Open World. Listen to part 1.
Wide Open World is a new memoir by John Marshall, a 9-time Emmy Award winning producer from Portland, Maine.
This book is more of an opus to experience and a richly told account of likely the most beautiful thing John Marshall has ever done for himself, his family, and everyone they helped and were helped by along the way to finding whatever it was that they found waiting for them out there on the road. And we’ll hear all about what that was.
Before the trip, John’s marriage was struggling and he was becoming increasingly disconnected from his teenage kids. The trip was to be a change agent.
And since the trip, John’s been committing time to helping orphans around the world, and I’m sure we’ll explore when and where this fire kindled inside of him, and from where the inspiration for the trip and book came.

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JohnMarshall.com
Get John's book, Wide Open World on Amazon
Learn about and donate to Orphan School on IndieGogo
John's charity, New Orphanage

Watch John's video about Orphan School

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Feb 11, 2015

Wide Open World is a new memoir by John Marshall, a 9-time Emmy Award winning producer from Portland, Maine.
This book is more of an opus to experience and a richly told account of likely the most beautiful thing John Marshall has ever done for himself, his family, and everyone they helped and were helped by along the way to finding whatever it was that they found waiting for them out there on the road. And we’ll hear all about what that was.
Before the trip, John’s marriage was struggling and he was becoming increasingly disconnected from his teenage kids. The trip was to be a change agent.
And since the trip, John’s been committing time to helping orphans around the world, and I’m sure we’ll explore when and where this fire kindled inside of him, and from where the inspiration for the trip and book came.

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JohnMarshall.com
Get John's book, Wide Open World on Amazon
Learn about and donate to Orphan School on IndieGogo
John's charity, New Orphanage

Watch John's video about Orphan School

Credits

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Feb 10, 2015

This is part 2 of my conversation with Erik Paquet from The Abroaders. Listen to part 1.
As just a hobbyist, today's guest has redeemed over one million points and frequent flyer miles for at least $30,000 in free travel. Nowadays, Erik Paquet runs the international travel consultancy The Abroaders, helping people around the world travel for as close to free as it gets.
As a result, Erik’s created a location independent business for himself and his partners, coaching friends, family and his clients on how to leverage their credit to dramatically reduce the cost of travel.

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The Abroaders
ErikPaquet on Twitter
Flyer Talk

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Feb 9, 2015

As just a hobbyist, today's guest has redeemed over one million points and frequent flyer miles for at least $30,000 in free travel. Nowadays, Erik Paquet runs the international travel consultancy The Abroaders, helping people around the world travel for as close to free as it gets.
As a result, Erik’s created a location independent business for himself and his partners, coaching friends, family and his clients on how to leverage their credit to dramatically reduce the cost of travel.

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The Abroaders
ErikPaquet on Twitter
Flyer Talk

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Feb 7, 2015

Hey Explorers! Danny was kind enough to give us all a free audio version of his new book, Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality. You can download the audiobook here.
After struggling to find employment out of college, Danny Flood instead decided to travel the world - and pursue a list of dreams that he’d written down on a piece of paper.
Five years later he’s still traveling and living overseas and Danny’s ready to tell his story — and I’m excited to explore exactly where this decision has taken him, and the work that he’s become inspired to produce.
Among a handful of his project, Danny is the founder of Open World Magazine, an online resource for travel, entrepreneurship and life hacking. And now he’s the author of his first book, Buy Your Own Island — the ultimate guide to breaking free and making your dreams reality.

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Open World Magazine
Buy Your Own Island, Danny's new book

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Feb 5, 2015

Max Breckbill is an American in Germany, and together with his partner, Marcus Meurer, they’ve been embedding themselves into the entrepreneurial scene there in Berlin. Marcus founded DNX Global - The Digital Nomad Conference, which is happening on July 31st 2015, featuring a number of digital nomad speakers who have been on this show.
In Berlin, Max runs series entrepreneurial community activities among aspiring and successful independent people in Berlin seeking support, help, and to spend time with like-minded people.
So many travel shows focus on what people call location independence and lifestyle entrepreneurship - and while I cover these topics, as well as respect and practice them myself —  I say this a lot on this show — entrepreneurship may not be for everyone, but travel should be. And in this episode, we explore who these two guys are, and what the creative scene in Berlin might be like, particularly for digit and the role they see themselves filling in their lives there.

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Max Breckbill on about.me
The Digital Nomad Conference
Markus and Felicia's travel blog, Travelicia

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Feb 4, 2015

Megan Jerrard is the mind behind the award winning travel blog and extremely helpful resource Mapping Megan. Meg and her husband Mike have been covering their own adrenalin-fueled travels for 8 years — since way back in 2007. Together they seek to let their own dreams inspire others to pursue their own — to get out there and explore, and become a better version of yourself.

Adventure is the departure from your comfort zone, and in this episode we get into what it is that compels Megan to constantly do this, and keep doing this, for over 8 years now.

 

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Mapping Megan
@MappingMegan on Twitter

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Feb 3, 2015

Jenna Davis is a travel blogger and freelance writer from Ontario who, since 2012, has been choosing a life of travel over the status quo. I’m going to quote something she wrote about herself that I can entirely relate to:
“To be honest, I had no idea where I wanted to be in the future, I just knew I couldn’t be average. I couldn’t put myself into a position where I would go to bed every day unsatisfied with my life and worrying about the problems I have on my plate for the next day at the office. Life is so much bigger than that and I felt so sheltered living in this life I hated.”
Now you can find her writing at Give for Granted where she focuses on meaningful adventure and giving back through sustainable travel — making a change in her life through dedication to the service of others.

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Life Out of the Box

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Feb 2, 2015

I met Alex Montoya in December of 2014 at The White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. He was the only student we heard from at the event. All being participants of study abroad and travel programs ourselves, this was okay but the reason was obvious: He was a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, which helps connect underserved populations that might not have the opportunity to afford or find programs to study abroad with the ability to actually go and participate in internships and learning abroad.
With encouragement from a professor, Alex found the guidance to discover the opportunities out there to study abroad, what it means to study abroad, and how to make it happen. In this episode, we explore his story, the transformation, and how it felt to be speaking on stage, at The White House, with the biggest names in travel and government.

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@alexxmontoya on Twitter

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