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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 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

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

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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

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

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

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Jul 31, 2014

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

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Words from an Explorer:

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

Explore Further:

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

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

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

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

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What We Cover:

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

Words from an Explorer:

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

Explore Further:

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

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

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Jul 29, 2014

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

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

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

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What We Cover:

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

Words from an Explorer:

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

Explore Further:

CalebWojcik.com
Fizzle.co

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

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Jul 28, 2014

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

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

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What We Cover:

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

Words from an Explorer:

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

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

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

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

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Jul 25, 2014

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

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What We Cover:

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

Dalene and Pete’s Best Travel Advice:

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

Explore Further:

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

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 24, 2014

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

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What We Cover:

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

Explore Further:

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

Erin’s Best Travel Advice:

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

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

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Jul 23, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

Explore Further:

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

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 21, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

What We Cover:

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

Explore Further:

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

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 18, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

What We Cover:

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

Explore Further:

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

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

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Jul 17, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

What We Cover:

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

Craig's Best Travel Advice:

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

Explore Further:

Indie Travel Podcast

How to cook Galician Octopus (NY Times)

Music Credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Jul 16, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

What We Cover:

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

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

Why consumer advocacy matters for travel.

Explore Further:

Elliott.org

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

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

Chris' Best Travel Advice:

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

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Jul 15, 2014

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

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Explorer Quote:

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

What We Cover:

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

Explore Further:

TravelHackingPodcast.com
Email kevin@travelhackingpodcast.com

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

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

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

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

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

Explore Further:

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

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Jul 11, 2014

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

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

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

Links and Resources mentioned on this show:

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

Credits

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

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