Info

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.
RSS Feed
The Travelers
2016
July
June
May
April


2015
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 5
Oct 23, 2014

Mickela Mallozzi is a dance instructor turned television host of the travel show called Bare Feet, which has aired on Travel and Escape and NYC Life, a PBS affiliate in New York. Starting in the Fall of 2015, Bare Feet will be nationally distributed on PBS in the US and Canada.
Each episode, she travels to a new place and embeds herself into the people there through the traditions of dance. Occasionally, I speak with painters and photographers on this show, but I’ve never discussed dance — which, like food, is easily one of the most elemental and original expressions running through the blood of any culture.
Through the lens of both the camera and dance, Mickela has explored Buenos Aires, Uzbekistan, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Italy, Germany, Ireland, all 50 states, and her home, New York City - and more places.
She’s also the organizer of the Women’s Travel Fest, which is held annually around the end of February, this year in San Francisco.

Explore further:

Barefeet with Mickela Mallozzi
Watch Barefeet on Youtube!
@travelbarefeet on Twitter

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 122: Dancing Around the World with Mickela Mallozzi from Bare Feet appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 22, 2014

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

Today we’re talking to Shivya Nath, who at the age of 23 quit her job in the tourism industry to build for herself a life of travel as a social media consultant and entrepreneur.
She’s a travel blogger at The Shooting Star, as well as the co-founder of India Untraveled, a company on a quest to help travelers gain greater visibility and exposure to the lesser known parts of India, and encouraging others to make travel not just a break from life, but life itself.
At the heart of things, Shivya’s just a girl who loves to travel and I’m excited to let her take us through her life and explore India.

Explore further:

@shivya on Twitter
The Shooting Star, Shivya's travel blog
India Untraveled

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 121: Shivya Nath’s Life of Travel appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 21, 2014

Today's guest got started traveling around the US as a young kid - visiting all the National Parks in a Volkswagen Van, right out of a postcard.
Jesse Krieger has spent living as a musician in Vienna, touring Europe from there, and musicianship -= along with a strong desire to maintain a life of travel - led him to entrepreneurship, And that is as far as my intro can go because his story winds down a twisting path of careers, from the unexpected to the bizarre.
However, Jesse helps others build careers that support the lifestyle they envision for themselves - which includes a life of travel.

What we cover:

How Jesse found himself on the road, alone, by choosing to stay on the road at the end of a trip with his friends.
After dreaming of seeing it for his life, what it felt like for Jesse to see his name in lights at one of the biggest rock clubs in Los Angeles.
How Jesse got fascinated by business and entrepreneurship through managing his passion for being in a rock band.
How Jesse recommends you can start a location independent business.

Explore further:

JesseKrieger.com

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 120: Exploring Location Independence with Jesse Krieger appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 20, 2014

Matthew Karsten has been an Expert Vagabond for the past four years, and if you want to know what that means, then you’re in the right place because we are going to get to that.
Matthew champions the belief that travel doesn’t have to be expensive, getting out of your comfort zone is healthy, and the world is a safe place — and so adventure is both attainable and good for you, no matter how old you are.
In 2010, despite the bewilderment of his family, Matthew quit his job, sold it all and bought a ticket to Guatemala where he found clarity in his life, in following his dreams, for the first time. Today he supports his experiences through travel blogging — and so often I hear it’s not a sustainable model for supporting your travels, and I’m curious to hear how Matthew does it and where it’s taken him, including skydiving in Fiji, camping on an erupting volcano, hitchhiking across the States, shark diving without a cage, and seducing an ostrich, in his new life of travel.

What we cover:

How hard it was for Matt to leave his life, job, and girlfriend back home to seek more adventure in foreign places in 2010.
Matt’s riskiest adventures, including hiking an erupting volcano and visiting a village controlled by a Mexican drug cartel.
How travel has helped Matt live his dream of finding more adventure in his life.
How Matt makes an income from his travel blogging and you can too.
Matt's best travel advice.

Explore further:

Matt's blog, Expert Vagabond
Hearos, Matt's ear plug recommendation

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 119: Do Things That Scare You with Matt Karsten appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 17, 2014

Juno Kim is the founder or Runaway Media, a career breaker, having escaped the confines of her cubicle and embracing the realistic life of full time travel.
She covers her work at her blog, Runaway Juno, where she writes on her experiences and why she did what she did. She and I both believe in travel as a healing method of sorts — travel as therapy, even if you don’t believe you need it. It simply is, to us, "the best tool to make life better" — and those are her words.
On this episode we get into her life, what she's up to, and the things she's doing to empower Asian women to see the complexities of the world.

What we cover:

How Juno discovered a love for travel and found her path as a travel blogger
Juno's transformative experience with a person she met and the ways in which that person helped her experience the world, in New Zealand speaking
Her career break experience road-tripping in the United States.
How she's making a new career from her travels.
The ways in which she's empowering Asian women to explore the world by planning meet ups and events.

Explore further:

Juno's blog, Runaway Juno
@runawayjuno on Twitter
The Asian Women Empowerment conference (AWE)

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 118: Runaway with Juno Kim appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 16, 2014

JR Johnson is the CEO and founder of Trippy, a really fantastic Q&A website for anyone who has travel questions and wants answers from real people, or feels compelled to share their own travel stories and information.
Formerly, JR founded Virtual Tourist, which became one of the largest travel communities in the world — and he's also started other companies which have since been acquired by Expedia.
Having grown up in Southern California, I’m curious where in his life and why travel has played such a prominent role for JR and how it has led him to launch my favorite of his endeavors to date Trippy.

What we cover:

How JR got into the travel game with Virtual Tourists in 1999 through a burning desire to create great content about travel.
How listening to the advice of a stranger led JR to uncover a simple, life-changing travel experience that would go on to inspire the course of his career in tech.
JR’s fondest travel memory (Read it on Trippy) that he never experienced had he not ventured into the unknown on a whim.
And a lot more the value and effects of exploration.

Explore further:

@jrjohnson on Twitter
Trippy

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 117: How Trippy was Born from a Love of Travel with Founder J.R. Johnson appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 15, 2014

In yesterday's session, Everything Everywhere's Gary Arndt shared with us how he went from software entrepreneur to world traveler, earning six-figures from his blog and traveling to over 160 countries in 7 years. If you want to create for yourself a life of travel, there are few people more accomplished than Gary in travel blogging entrepreneurship. Have a listen to part 1, if you haven't already or sit back and enjoy part 2 of my conversation with Gary Arndt.
Today’s guest is known as one of the most prolific and trafficked travel bloggers in the world.
Gary Arndt has been traveling around the world nonstop since 2007, across all 7 continents and over 160 different countries and territories, and writing and photographing his experiences on one of the biggest travel blogs out there, Everything Everywhere. He also podcasts at This Week in Travel with our mutual friend and podcasting legend, Chris Christensen.
Because Gary got started at the right time, lived his message of travel, and delivered quality content across the board, he's become one of a few bloggers who makes six figures from his travel blog, which alone seems to captivate a lot of people, particularly those attempting to follow in his footsteps.
As a result, I’ve had the pleasure of running into Gary a couple times and always enjoy my interactions with a person so widely knowledgeable about the world and travel industry. But I’m excited today to get to know Gary the person, where he’s from, and where he’s going.

What we cover:

Why now is a great time to go to Egypt, because of the perceived fear about the destination.
Where Gary would not go right now.
Gary's travel goals with over 160 countries behind him.
How he came to the decision to persist travel blogging despite nobody paying attention at a time when nobody else was travel blogging as a business.
Gary's indispensable travel blogging advice.
How travel blogging is exactly like pornography. Why are people buying travel magazines that discuss 30-40 countries in every issue when that's more countries than most people visit in one lifetime?
And more!

Explore further:

Everything-Everywhere.com
@everywheretrip on Twitter

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 116: Six-Figure Travel Blogging Tips from Gary Arndt – Part 2 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 14, 2014

Today’s guest is known as one of the most prolific and trafficked travel bloggers in the world.
Gary Arndt has been traveling around the world nonstop since 2007, across all 7 continents and over 160 different countries and territories, and writing and photographing his experiences on one of the biggest travel blogs out there, Everything Everywhere. He also podcasts at This Week in Travel with our mutual friend and podcasting legend, Chris Christensen.
Because Gary got started at the right time, lived his message of travel, and delivered quality content across the board, he's become one of a few bloggers who makes six figures from his travel blog, which alone seems to captivate a lot of people, particularly those attempting to follow in his footsteps.
As a result, I’ve had the pleasure of running into Gary a couple times and always enjoy my interactions with a person so widely knowledgeable about the world and travel industry. But I’m excited today to get to know Gary the person, where he’s from, and where he’s going.

What we cover:

How selling his software company in 1998 led him to being sent on his first travel experience, an around the world trip to speak about the software for his its ownership, and why he quit as soon as he returned.
What sent him back on the road in 2007.
What happened to Gary’s excitement for travel and new experience after 7 years of nonstop travel and what excites him now.
Why hasn’t Gary been to many of the larger countries, like Russia, Brazil, China.
The world is safer than you anticipate it to be.

Explore further:

Everything-Everywhere.com
@everywheretrip on Twitter

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 115: Getting Over Travel Fears with Gary Arndt – Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 13, 2014

Get $25 off your next Airbnb rental!
This is part 2 of my conversation with Jasper Ribbers. Listen to part 1.
If you’re interested in knowing everything there is to know about Airbnb, then today’s episode is for you.
Today’s guest is the co-author of the book Get Paid for Your Pad, easily the most comprehensive resource I’ve seen on the subject of maximizing your profit from your Airbnb listing. He also runs the brand new podcast by the same name, Get Paid for Pad, which anyone interested in earning form Airbnb should check out.
Jasper Ribbers has a place in Amsterdam that he rents to fund his life of travel. And as a result, he’s able to go where he wants, when he wants - while automating the process of renting his place back home.
On this episode, we explore the realities of his lifestyle and business and how he’s able to get it going while also diving deep into Airbnb, what it is, how to use it and get the most from an amazing platform.

What We Covere

How Jasper automates his rental
The best things you can do to make your place stand out on Airbnb
How Jasper uses Airbnb to fund his travel lifestyle, on the road 10 out of 12 months, including his financial breakdown of income and expenses.
Jasper's best travel advice in the lightning round

Explore further

Get Paid for Your Pad, podcast and book
The Traveling Dutchman
@TravelingDutch on Twitter
Airbnb.com

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 114: Use Airbnb to Live and Work Anywhere with Jasper Ribbers – Part 2 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 10, 2014

Get $25 off your next Airbnb rental!
If you’re interested in knowing everything there is to know about Airbnb, then today’s episode is for you.
Today’s guest is the co-author of the book Get Paid for Your Pad, easily the most comprehensive resource I’ve seen on the subject of maximizing your profit from your Airbnb listing. He also runs the brand new podcast by the same name, Get Paid for Pad, which anyone interested in earning form Airbnb should check out.
Jasper Ribbers has a place in Amsterdam that he rents to fund his life of travel. And as a result, he’s able to go where he wants, when he wants - while automating the process of renting his place back home.
On this episode, we explore the realities of his lifestyle and business and how he’s able to get it going while also diving deep into Airbnb, what it is, how to use it and get the most from an amazing platform.

What We Cover

Why Jasper left his job for a life of travel, looking for more fulfillment than salary afforded him.
An experience Jasper had from meeting a tricycle driver in the Philippines that sparked his curiosity and kicked off his desire to have experiences rather than things.
What is Airbnb and how Jasper found it to be perfect for his renting needs.
How you know that the person that’s staying in your home won’t be a bad guest.
How to negotiate with your hosts to get 20-30% off your Airbnb rentals.
How to make sure you’re going to get a good host.

Explore further

Get Paid for Your Pad, podcast and book
@TravelingDutch on Twitter

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 113: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb with Jasper Ribbers – Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 9, 2014

Today's guest is an Indian-born writer, photographer and media professional having worked at one of India's most read newspapers. Her work has been published by dozens of media outlets.

In 2007, Lakshmi Sharath left her 15-year career to take a creative sabbatical to travel the world. Since then she's been to 25 countries across 5 continents and continues covering her journeys in her work, which is published internationally.

I'm excited to get Lakshmi on the show to discuss why she travels and her perspective on her home country of India.

Explore further:

LakshmiSharath.com
@lakshmisharath on Twitter

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 112: Understanding India with Lakshmi Sharath appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 8, 2014

"I don't think of myself as a traveler. I'm more of a curious person and I just have to go places to find my answers."

Auður Olafsdottir runs the travel blog and tour company I Heart Reykjavik where she blogs about her home city and her amazing country waiting for her in her own backyard.
Iceland, to me, is this lunar-like landscape with fjords, geysers, hot springs and mountains. I'm hoping today's guest can take us there and explain her love for Iceland, shine a light on a few lesser known areas, and inspire you to look at Iceland for your next trip.

Explore further:

I Heart Reykjavik
Auður's walking tours of Reykjavik
@Iheartreykjavik on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 111: Loving Iceland with Auður from I Heart Reykjavik appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 7, 2014

Juergen and Mike are self-proclaimed born-wanderers and life-long learners of new cultures, on the road to explore as much of the world as they can. How they're going about doing this is smart, and a route that I would recommend anyone who writes or blogs about their travels considers as a model for earning money on the road.

Every 3 months, Juergen and mike travel to a new destination, immerse themselves in the culture, and write about their experience at For 91 Days. When they're done, they compile all of their articles and information into a book, which they sell as a part of their series of travel guides called For 91 Days: Sri Lanka, or For 91 Days: Busan, For 91 Days: Oviedo, and so on. And we'll explore why 3 months, how the idea is working, where it all started, and where they're headed next.

Explore further:

For 91 Days, Mike and Juergen's website
@For91Days on Twitter
For 91 Days Travel Books

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 110: A New Place Every 91 Days with Mike and Juergen appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 6, 2014

"I don't think sitting in a car for an hour, just to get yelled at by same guy... Just to do something that you don't enjoy. To have all that stress for no reason only to get back in the car, to go back home to try to alleviate the stress for the day? I just don't think that's what life should be about."

Today’s guest has been to around 80 countries in in the past 5 years, having visited all 7 contintents and living in 12 different countries in 5 different continents. That’s awesome to be able to say, and I know he doesn’t take that for granted, which is exactly why he’s here today.
When Marcello Arrambidé was 25, he needed to break away from dull nagging ache of routine and took an unusual direction, one that’s led him to a life of travel centered around a single skill that he’s cultivated over the years.
That skill is day-trading on the stock market and helping others do the same through his website — The Wandering Trader.

What We Cover

How Marcello was determined to make travel a bigger part of his lifestyle.
The one reason day trading on the stock market appealed more than entrepreneurship to Marcello as a way to find freedom of location.
How Marcello lost $25,000 in student loans that he used to trade with and why he took out more loans.
Marcello's views on what matters the most in life.
What is day trading? And why Marcello gravitated towards and now recommends day trading to fund a life of travel and freedom.
The biggest challenges of day-trading, and how Marcello overcame them.
How Marcello balances the emotional toll of regular losses, and how he manages the markets successfully.
Traveling and day trading have both helped Marcello develop patience and similar lessons in life.
The lives Marcello has changed by teaching others to day trade.

Explore further:

The Wandering Trader, Marcello's website
@wanderingtradr on Twitter
The Wandering Trader podcast. Be sure to leave him a review on iTunes!

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 109: Stocktrading To Fund Your Travel Life with Marcello Arrambidé appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 3, 2014

"As a little kid, I shuttled back forth between Ohio and Kathmandu, Nepal. Which I realize might make me sound worldly, except for the fact that my worldview was so limited that I thought the whole world was no bigger than Ohio and Nepal." 

In 2008, today’s guest quit her job and sold it all to backpack across the Middle east, Asia and Europe for two years. This set in motion the desire for a lifestyle that incorporated travel as a regular part of the no longer boring routine.
In this episode, we explore in depth how Paula could afford to this, continues to travel today and how you can do the same.
Paula Pant is the mind behind Afford Anything where she helps others master their money, buy back your life, ditch the cubicle and embark on an epic adventure. I had the fortune of meeting Paula in Las Vegas back in January, and thought her enthusiasm for what she believes, and how she lives her message, to be infectious.
I’m excited to riff with her about her location independence, why she does what she does, and her advice for you — if what you want is to set your sights on freedom, travel and adventure.
But what I like most about Paula is that she has a realistic, and intelligent approach towards reconfiguring your personal finances with the intention of building freedom.

What We Cover

Paula spent her years shuttling between Ohio and Nepal, which surprisingly did not give her a love of travel. It wasn't until later that she
How she saved up to quit her job to take a two year trip to the Middle East, Asia and Europe that she knew travel needed to be a bigger part of her life.
Where the idea for her business, Afford Anything, came from.
How you can afford anything, according to Paula, by ruthlessly taking control of your budget and cutting out the things that society says are "normal."
Nobody ever questions spending money on graduate school, weddings, or home buying by saying, "Wow! You must be rich!" But when you travel extensively, people openly question it.
Paula's strategy on saving for a travel life, including her real estate investments which pay her $40,000 per year net passive income.
What are index funds and how can they give you a passive source of cash flow?

How to Save Confidently for a Travel Life

Rather than spend money and stash what's left over at the end of the month, pick what percentage of your income you'd like to save. Paula recommends 20-50%. "Skim it off the top, and then spend the rest." Automate this process.
Focus on paying off your high interest debt first (7-8% interest or higher). Even if you have credit card debt, pay that off before you cure your wanderlust.
Focus on building an emergency fund. If you're paying off credit card debt, then have $500-1000 in reserve. If you don't have debt, then keep about 3-6 months of your expenses in reserve.
Invest at least 10% of your income towards retirement. Think of it like a worst case scenario fund for when you're old. Start this as early as you can.
Buy investments that give you a stream of passive income, such as real estate and broad market index funds that specialize in high dividend payouts.

Explore further:

Afford Anything
@affordanything on Twitter

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post -->

Oct 2, 2014

Today's guest is an innovator, creative artist, aviator, “working on world changing innovations and connecting with people all over the world.”
Eric James is an avid traveler and he’s flown a fighter jet, which is pretty cool. He’s also tentatively set to be one of the first photographers to be on Virgin Galactic’s early space flights. I’ve been itching to get some one to come on and discuss space tourism.
I’m looking forward to learning more about Eric’s background, his fear of flight, how he got a spot on that voyage, his vision for the project and what his expectations are for being a part of a new kind of tourism: Space tourism.

What We Cover:

How photography inspires Eric to seek out his most memorable travel moments.
How Eric developed a love of travel
How entrepreneurship and travel
How Eric overcame the fear of flying and got a pilot’s license by using an exercise to embrace fear and use it as a trigger for courage

Explore further:

Eric to the Moon
@JamesAzure on Twitter
Eric's photo of the starfish, Key to the Sea (marketed under James Azure)

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 107: Photography and Space Tourism with Eric James appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 1, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with Ginger Kern. Listen to part 1.
Today we’re exploring what I mean when I talk about becoming an Explorer, or taking the mindset of an explorer into everything you do.
Ginger Kern has spent the last 4 years traveling the world and observing the effects of travel on happiness, or how travel can make us feel more at peace with ourselves.
She manages the summits put on by The Higher Purpose Project and recently co-founded the MBADventures Pilot Experience - which involves escaping with likeminded people on life-changing adventures. More recently, she's begun speaking on what she calls The Traveler’s Mindset, which is both a way of life and a digital platform she’s launching. I’m so excited to get into what she means by this, and why it matters, and how it relates to imagination, adventure and all of the prevailing themes of this podcast.

What We Cover:

Being stuck in the dull nagging ache of routine is a choice. Getting unstuck is a choice.

How connecting with the humanity in everyone is a skillset you can develop, and one that helps you combat that feeling of being stuck, isolation, or boring routine.

How traveling can help you develop an appreciation for loneliness.

Ginger would love for The Traveler's Mindset, and what a more well-traveled society looks like.
How travel actually is an addiction.

Explore further:

The Travelers Mindset

Meditationthailand.com

MBAdventures Pilot Program

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 106: “Where Are Your Borders?” with Ginger Kern – Part 2 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 30, 2014

Today we’re exploring what I mean when I talk about becoming an Explorer, or taking the mindset of an explorer into everything you do.
Ginger Kern has spent the last 4 years traveling the world and observing the effects of travel on happiness, or how travel can make us feel more at peace with ourselves.
She manages the summits put on by The Higher Purpose Project and recently co-founded the MBADventures Pilot Experience - which involves escaping with likeminded people on life-changing adventures. More recently, she's begun speaking on what she calls The Traveler’s Mindset, which is both a way of life and a digital platform she’s launching. I’m so excited to get into what she means by this, and why it matters, and how it relates to imagination, adventure and all of the prevailing themes of this podcast.

What We Cover:

How a simple travel experience, on her own, in Italy gave Ginger a greater feeling of freedom, an addiction for travel, and the motivation to setup a life in Europe.

Adventure is within you. The adventure comes from you first. Don't wait for your life to be adventurous.

How looking at fantasy and then playing with reality can spark the desire for adventure.

Explore further:

The Travelers Mindset

Meditationthailand.com

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 105: Choosing the Traveler’s Mindset with Ginger Kern – Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 29, 2014

"That idea that there are walls around me never existed... There's a humanity that unites us all." - Zach Glassman

Two years ago, Zach Glassman left his job in corporate finance to make travel a bigger priority in his life, and the experience he had was transformative.
Rather than ever come back to play the role of the person he was before he left, just last year he founded Passion Passport, a community of storytellers, photographers, and explorers — coming together around a mutual passion for travel.
Zach grew up following his father in Central America after his parents met in Guatemala, and so ongoing travel has been a normality in his life for as far back as it goes.
Nowadays, the community he’s fostering is in line with you, and the listeners of this show, and I’m excited to sort of unite the tribes around a shared love of meaningful experience and exposure to the complexities of the world.

What We Cover:

How being born into a family that's open to new experiences helped shape Zach's principles about travel and founding Passion Passport.
Zach and I dive deep to explore the heart of why travel matters and our shared philosophies around the value of experiencing the complexity of the world.
What is the Bucket List initiative and how is it helping people change their lives through travel?

Explore further:

Passion Passport
More about Zach at ZachGlassman.com
@zachspassport on Instagram
@passionpassport on Instagram
@passionpassport on Twitter
Passion Passport on Facebook
Apply for The Bucket List Initiaitve

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 104: Get Inspired to Explore with Passion Passport’s Zach Glassman appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 26, 2014

After growing up in Southern California, Kristin Addis found herself an investment banker who couldn’t ignore the call to adventure. So in 2012, after a year-long recovery from a debilitating shoulder surgery helped her realize she wasn't satisfied with her career, she quit her job, got rid of her stuff, and chose experiences instead, hitting the road independently to explore without guide books and using just her wits.

Today she writes about what she finds at her travel blog, Be My Travel Muse, covering her experiences on the road and helping others to do the same, in her series So You Want to Be a Travel Blogger.

I’m excited to learn more about how someone can make the bold decision to quit a lucrative career for a much more challenging, albeit personally rewarding, lifestyle - and what solo-travel has meant for her. She even took on the Annapurna Circuit without a guide and in this episode, you'll hear she did it and how you can to.

What We Cover:

How shoulder surgery helped Kristin realize her priority was to see the world, not pursue an unfulfilling career.
When she realized she was not going back and that she could create a new career from her blog.
Even though she travels solo, she explains how she's rarely alone.

Explore further:

Be My Travel Muse
@bemytravelmuse
Kristin's post on Burning Man
How to Prepare for the Annapurna Circuit
The Annapurna Circuit Without a Guide

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 103: Trek the Annapurna Circuit with Kristin Addis appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 25, 2014

"I'm not going to spend my youth doing something I don't love. It seems really flip-flopped to me that we spend our youth working so that we can go travel when we're older when we might not make it that far in life, or have the ability to carry a bag anymore." - Kristin Addis
After growing up in Southern California, Kristin Addis found herself in the role of an investment banker who couldn’t ignore her own inherent curiosity. In 2012, following a year-long recovery from a debilitating shoulder surgery that helped her realize she wasn't satisfied with her financial career, she quit her job, sold her stuff, and chose travel instead. On her own, she hit the road to explore the unknown with neither a plan nor a guide, just her wits.

Today, she writes about what she's found at her travel blog, Be My Travel Muse, which covers her experiences in a life of travel and offers guidance and advice for others dreaming or striving to follow her unconventional path.

In this session, you'll learn how someone can make the difficult and bold decision to quit a lucrative career for a more challenging lifestyle as well as what successful solo-travel has meant for her. Kristin even took on the Annapurna Circuit without a guide and through our conversation, you'll hear how you can to.

What We Cover:

How shoulder surgery helped Kristin realize her priority was to see the world, not pursue an unfulfilling career.
When she realized she was not going back and that she could create a new career as a travel writer, earning from her blog.
Even though she travels solo, she explains how she's rarely alone.
Where she's headed and why she might slow down.

Explore further:

Be My Travel Muse
@bemytravelmuse
Kristin's post on Burning Man
How to Prepare for the Annapurna Circuit
The Annapurna Circuit Without a Guide

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 102: How Kristin Addis Quit Her Job to Travel Solo – Part 1 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 24, 2014

Today’s guest is someone I met in Portland while attending World Domination Summit in July 2014. He shared this high energy and enthusiasm story about a motorcycle ride through the frozen Siberian landscape to the Arctic Circle. Everything he had to say about the story and why he was doing it, why he was sitting on that bike in the freezing cold captivated me and so I’m bringing his story to your ears.
His name is Chris Plough. After the death of his parents, Chris began a downward trajectory into aggressive and dangerous behavior that resulted in nearly killing himself in a motorcycle wreck. He was directionless. Then one day he heard a story about these people who would drive beat up vehicles from London to Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. Hungry for a quest, Chris signed up, met new friends and with them drove a beat up ambulance across Europe and Asia. It broke down just before they arrived. But through adventure, Chris found what he was looking for: Direction.
Since then, he's been on the Rickshaw Run and the Ice Run, and despite the risks to his life, he's found renewed purpose and direction by embracing reckless abandon.
After growing up as an army brat traveling around with his family, Chris has launched successful companies, survived sketchy adventures and met incredible people. Today we’re going to get into the sketchy adventures bit, such as driving an ambulance from London to Mongolia on the Mongol Rally, going on the Rickshaw Run, and taking The Ice Run, his ride from Siberia to the Arctic Circle.

What We Cover:

How the loss of his parents led him on a downward trajectory eventually leading him, unexpectedly, towards adventure.
Survival skills and discovery are learnable skills that can be learned in your own backyard.
How adventure and reliance on others (and skydiving!) can help you learn about trust.
How to get into the Mongol Rally, and Chris’ experience doing so.
The distinct change in Russian roads and how they overcame a damaged vehicle in the middle of nowhere, and how handy you need to be to get through the Rally.

Explore further:

Oznog: Down the Rabbit Hole, Chris’ podcast
The Mongol Rally
The Ice Run

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 101: The Beauty of Reckless Abandon with Chris Plough – Part 2 appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 23, 2014

 
I can’t believe this is the 100th episode of The Daily Travel Podcast.
I am so thankful to all of you listening to the show. You are the fuel that powers this show — and I’d like to just be sure you know how thankful I am that you’re out there and that this show is resonating with you.
I’ve heard from so many people who have told me that because they were inspired by this show that they’ve actually booked that trip — their first big or independent adventure overseas, and I can’t tell you how honored and proud that makes me feel, knowing that this podcast can nudge people out the door and change their lives.

I want this show, its message and guests, to inspire you so badly that you book that ticket, or make that change, in your life to make travel a bigger priority.
This is your one chance to recognize that your desire to travel is an opportunity that will pass you by if you just keep putting it off.
For me personally, very few things in life are more important than to see the world. This is the one opportunity I have to discover as much as this world has to be found, and doing so makes me incredibly happy. If you agree, and want to do the same, then come along for the ride because I want to help you create a life of travel, whatever that means to you.
If that means you want to trade your desk for a life of travel, I have plenty of guests discussing how they took the plunge to go out and build their own personal legends.
If that means find a way to just find a life-changing experience on the road, then that’s what I’m after. That’s the style of travel I want you to experience because I know that when you get a taste of that, if you haven’t already — and I know some of you have — that you can’t stop there.
If you’re like me and have an incurable case of wanderlust, then I find listening to the voices from the other side of that chasm between where you are and where you want to be helps me to maintain focus on where my priorities lie in life. It’s easy to get lost in your own world and I find inspiration is therapy.
So, I’ve pulled out a collection of voices from the first 100 interviews that I hope inspire you to make a life of travel into a reality for yourself.
If you want to take that trip, and make travel a bigger priority in your life, you don’t have to take my word for how amazing it can be. Here’s a collection of quotes and voices from the first 100 episodes that I hope inspires you to reach out, dig deeper, or just say yes.
Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static; So Far So Close, by Jahzzar

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 100: Inspiration from 100 Travel Experts appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 22, 2014

"I often find that some of the hardest moments that hit, and you think there's no way to recover from it... right after that are some of my best stories, best moments, best successes. So ride them through and try to find another way to work it out. I think that's the key to turning those events around." - Chris Plough

Today's guest is someone I met in Portland while attending World Domination Summit in July 2014. He shared this high energy and enthusiasm story about a motorcycle ride through the frozen Siberian landscape to the Arctic Circle. Everything he had to say about the story and why he was doing it, why he was sitting on that bike in the freezing cold captivated me and so I'm bringing his story to your ears.
His name is Chris Plough and after growing up as an army brat traveling around with his family, he has launched successful companies, survived sketchy adventures and met incredible people. Today we're going to get into the sketchy adventures bit, such as driving an ambulance from London to Mongolia on the Mongol Rally, going on the Rickshaw Run, and taking The Ice Run, his ride from Siberia to the Arctic Circle.

What We Cover:

How the loss of his parents led him on a downward trajectory eventually leading him, unexpectedly, towards adventure.
Survival skills and discovery are learnable skills that can be learned in your own backyard.
How adventure and reliance on others (and skydiving!) can help you learn about trust.
How to get into the Mongol Rally, and Chris' experience doing so.
The distinct change in Russian roads and how they overcame a damaged vehicle in the middle of nowhere, and how handy you need to be to get through the Rally.

Explore further:

Oznog: Down the Rabbit Hole, Chris' podcast
The Mongol Rally

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post 99: Overcoming Loss on the Mongol Rally with Chris Plough appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Sep 19, 2014

This is part 2 of my conversation with content expert and world traveler, C.C. Chapman. Check out part one!
C.C. Chapman is a lover of travel and online content, which for those of you who don’t care about that sort of thing, means he loves helping people make the things that you read or listen to, like this show, even better.
He’s a sort of secret travel writer, his blog has a travel category packed with compelling, emotional content, and he also keynoted the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) conference in 2012. This is the new media travel conference of conferences. But two years is a long time in both travel and digital publishing — for example, back then, Apple didn’t even have a podcasts app.
Today we get inside the mind of an expert to break down how to create compelling content that resonates and tell amazing stories with C.C. Chapman.

3 Steps to Become a Content Creator, Blogger or Podcaster
C.C. recommends breaking down the process getting into travel blogging, or any "content" to better tell amazing stories and find out where these stories fit into the industry.
Step 1: Establish your digital footprint and start creating.
Start creating. Don't let perfectionism stop you from beginning. "Perfectionism is an evil, evil thing," says C.C. "We all have a little of it. Something is better than nothing. If you wait for perfection, you'll never produce anything." Eventually, you will get better and you will find the opportunity to begin to perfect your content. By starting, you will also begin to fully understand where it is that you fit in, and where you can add value, which leads to step 2...
Step 2: Offer that value by putting yourself out there.
Make it very clear that you want to offer this value.
Step 3: Have clear expectations of reality.
Have clear expectations of reality. Don't anticipate thousands out of the gate, that magical press trip, or to be flown first class around the world. You are going to do the work that you're doing for free for a long time. Reach out to the people or companies or tourism boards you want to work with and ask them if they're interested in what your value offer is and learn from their response.

3 Don'ts of Travel Blogging, Podcasting, etc.
1. Don't expect to be flown around the world first class. You will not be a perfect fit for everyone, and that's good. Being told "no" is an opportunity to refine your offering and focus on a niche to eventually find ideal partners.
2. Don't compare yourself to others, and never get jealous. Instead, reach out and use the opportunity to support others successes and make connections with those people by rooting for them.
3. Don't forget to celebrate your small wins!

What We Cover:

How to stand out as a travel writer or content producer
Why audio is such an intimate, personal medium
Being well-traveled, and having travel stories can help you connect with more people, more easily - and having the ability to meet more people can help you travel more deeply.
A 3-step process to launching a travel blog or podcast or video series of value
Where C.C.'s cross country roadtrip is taking him

Explore further:

CC-Chapman.com
@cc_chapman

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

Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review!
It just takes a second and you can help the show increase its rankings on iTunes just by this simple and quick gesture. We’d be grateful for a review. Leave one here. If you do, click here to let me know so I can personally thank you!

Your Feedback
If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, email me! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your support!

The post -->