A different kind of travel podcast. I love to travel, eat, and explore and on this podcast my friends and I will be talking about all three. Guests will include everyone from world travelers, to chefs, and everyone in-between.
On this episode I am joined by Colin Boyd to talk about what van life is like with two little kids. Colin, and his wife, Sofia Aldinio live in a very cool 1978 Mercedes van that they converted into a RV. We talk about how the family transitioned from traditional housing to life in a van and what the adventure is like. Instagram: www. instagram.com/afueravida Colin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boyd_face/?hl=en
I saw Bailey Cooper's awesome RV truck (named 5 Ton Bay) at Overland West and had to have him on the show. We talk about how he bought the former military truck, the years long process of turning it into an RV, and some of the struggles he has had along the way. The truck is one of the coolest ones I have seen and Bailey shared a lot of information about it, and why it means so much to him. Please check out Bailey's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5tonbay/
I am joined by the husband and wife team behind The popular Instagram account, The Wonderful Lyfe. Cam and Kels met in high school and later got married. They got bored with their lives in the United States and decided to move to South East Asia for adventure, and to travel more. We spoke about many travel related topics on this episode. Today their Instagram account has over 60,000 followers. https://www.instagram.com/thewanderfullyfe/
On this episode I am joined by writer, world traveler, and successful online entrepenuer Mar Pages. We spoke a little about how Mar has traveled to over 100 countries, how she left a career in the corporate world, and how she built her online brand. A little bit about Mar from her website: (onceinalifetimejourney.com) "Welcome to Once in a Lifetime Journey, a luxury and out of the ordinary travel blog focused on the most exclusive hotels and resorts, the unforgettable experiences, the best destinations and the least visited countries in the world. In the last 13 years, I have been fortunate enough to visit over 100 countries and spend around half of the year traveling thanks to an international job as a strategy consultant and at Google. In 2018 I left my 15-year corporate career to do what I am most passionate about: traveling, growing this and my other blog, Singapore n Beyond, and developing my Digital and Influencer Marketing consultancy where I help brands work with influencers like me."
This podcast is a little different and I hope you guys like it. This is my first solo podcast so just me talking on this one. I recently want on a preview cruise (short three night cruise) on the brand new Celebrity Edge cruise ship.
Tim Banfield is an accomplished rock climber and photographer based in Canada. We had a great conversation about climbing, nature, and lots of other fun stuff. The following is from Tim's website: (timbanfield.com) "What's My Story? I focus on capturing pictures of climbing and outdoor adventure that are unique and inspiring. Whether it is ascending ropes, carrying heavy loads to a shoot or braving the elements with the athletes themselves, I can be relied upon to capture a picture that will leave an imprint and inspire a desire for the same experience. Being a participant in the sports I shoot allows for first-hand photography that can only be taken while in the moment." "I pride myself on not putting the camera away when times get tough or when the weather turns bad; these are the times that fully convey the reasons why we head into the mountains. I hope my photography will inspire you to get outside, seize the moment and reproduce these experiences in your own life."
On this episode I am joined by Alexandra Saper. Alexandra gave up a law career to travel the world, and to write about her experiences. More information about Alexandra from her website: (thewayfaress.com) "In short, I'm a Bali-based, former DC lawyer whose soul is set on fire by adventure, culture, and displays of beauty and creativity across the globe. My goal with this blog is to spotlight each of these things, celebrating little things in a big world. But my story is a bit longer than that. . . . When I was 15, I spent a summer studying French, fashion, and global issues at La Sorbonne in Paris, which was probably the official spark of my fiery wanderlust. So while many people go to Paris to find romance, my time in Paris made me fall in love something quite different: immersing myself in foreign cultures, getting to know the locals and the language, tasting all the foods I could get my hands on, and experiencing normal life outside the U.S. Over the next ten years, I hungered for adventure, finding ways to travel, volunteer, and study overseas while my parents held their breath from Arizona. At 18 I spent a month volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti; at 19 I spent three and a half months on a solo backpacking trip around East Africa; and at 24 I embarked on a three month around-the-globe trip after graduating law school. I’ve traveled all around the world, to well over 30 countries, and have a bucket list a mile long. My guess is you do, too. As the daughter of an artist, I am also a creative at heart, so I’ve tried to find ways to incorporate creativity into my travels. Whether that is through photography, fashion, home décor, cooking, or some other outlet, my style is always eclectic and always globally inspired. I’ll often bring home textiles and beads that I can make into clothing or jewelry, hunt for cultural objets d’art that can carry stories of different worlds into my home, and take about a zillion photos along the way. One of my favorite projects was working with women in Thailand to develop a line of silk clutch purses and support their efforts to combat the Thai sex trade. I’ve always had so many different interests in life, but one thread exists through it all: I want to be known and I want to know the world around me. I want to be real and honest and I want to take the tougher messier road that leads to deeper connections. The Wayfaress captures all that I love from a real, raw, and global perspective – the travel, the photography, the story-telling, the relationships, the food – and all the good, bad, and humorous along the way."
On this episode I am joined by world traveler, writer, and all around interesting guy Anthony Middleton. Anthony shares his amazing story of leaving everything he knew behind in England and moving to the other side of the world. Since then Anthony has been to over 90 countries and partaken in some amazing adventures. We talk about all that and much more. Link to his website: https://manvsclock.com
On this episode I am joined by skydiver and BASE jumper Chris Nielsen. Chris is a skydiving instructor and has performed thousands of jumps. In the last several years Chris has also gotten into the even more extreme sport of BASE jumping, which is when people jumped from mountains, buildings and other locations with a parachute. I had a great time talking to Chris and I hope you like this episode. His instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/chrisnielsen1989/
On this episode I am joined by Matt Kepnes, who is the founder of Nomadicmatt.com. Mr. Kepnes has traveled to over 100 countries, written A New York Times bestselling book Called "How to Travel the World on $50 Dollars a Day", founded one of the most successful, and highly visited travel blogs. Mr. Kepnes has also founded on the fastest growing travel conferences, TravelCon. On the podcast, we talk about how Mr. Kepnes left a 9-5 office job to wonder around the world, and how he turned his blog into a successful business. Mr. Kepnes has a new book out called, "10 years a Nomad." The books available in all book sellers including Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Years-Nomad-Travelers-Journey/dp/1250190517/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=matt+kepnes&qid=1564946052&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Here is more information about Mr. Kepnes from his website: "Hi, I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of this website! Have you ever thought to your self one of the following: “How do I find the money to travel? It seems too expensive for me.” “Where do I find the best travel deals?” “How do I save money on flights, accommodation, and other big expenses?” “How do I plan my trip?” “How do I stay safe and healthy?” “How do I maximize my time?” “I want to travel more but I don’t know the first step.” You are not alone. Over the past several years, I’ve helped millions of people answer those questions and travel more with tested and proven tips and advice. This way, you can spend less time searching the Internet and being overwhelmed with information and more time doing the one thing you want to do: travel more." -Nomadicmatt.com
This is part two of my conversation with two friends that went on an amazing journey and made a wonderful TV show about it. The two friends rafted 2,500 km down one of the most famous rivers in the world and lived to tell about it. I learned about the two guys after watching their show on Amazon. Here is a description of the show: "Around the Next Bend is the story of two friends embarking on a remarkable personal journey far from home. Adrian Traquair and his good friend Dustin Corkery are two regular guys from the small city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Driven by a sense of adventure and excitement they travel halfway around the world to embark on a life-changing journey. From the waterway of one of the world's largest and holiest rivers, they begin to discover the magnificent country of India, and the unique people that inhabit it. They will grow to gain a greater understanding of themselves, and the world they live in, as they slowly raft down the mystic Ganges River." -IMDB
On this episode I am joined by two friends that went on an amazing journey and made a wonderful TV show about it. The two friends rafted 2,500 km down one of the most famous rivers in the world and lived to tell about it. I learned about the two guys after watching their show on Amazon. Here is a description of the show: "Around the Next Bend is the story of two friends embarking on a remarkable personal journey far from home. Adrian Traquair and his good friend Dustin Corkery are two regular guys from the small city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Driven by a sense of adventure and excitement they travel halfway around the world to embark on a life-changing journey. From the waterway of one of the world's largest and holiest rivers, they begin to discover the magnificent country of India, and the unique people that inhabit it. They will grow to gain a greater understanding of themselves, and the world they live in, as they slowly raft down the mystic Ganges River." -IMDB
I am joined by Paul who is a flight attendant for one of my biggest airlines in the world. We talk about the training, work, ups and down, of being a flight attendant. Paul is fairly new to the industry but gives great insight not only into the industry but into the world of flying. Paul answers many of the questions I have always had for flight attendants. Paul's website is: http://www.beyondutah.com
On this episode I am joined by Megan Jerrard from mappingmegan.com. Megan is a world traveler, writer, and the creator of Mappingmegan.com. We talk about a lot of travel related topics including Megan's childhood in Australia, meeting her husband while traveling, and some of the scary travel adventures she has had over the years. Megan has seen much of the world and shares a lot of good info for people interested in travel. Megan can be found on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mappingmegan and on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/mappingmegan/
This is part 2 of my conversation with Derrick about van life. On part one it was just Derrick, on this part 2, I am joined by his partner, Sarah. We talk a lot of different issues surrounding van life including many of the benefits and potential drawbacks. If you are interested in van life or have ever thought about van life for yourself you will love this episode. Both Derrick and Sarah are super honest about their lifestyle and I had a great time talking to them.
In this episode I am joined by Derrick Kersey to talk about van life. Derrick and his partner Sarah live in a conversion van and spend about half the year traveling around Canada and the United States. During the Summers they live in their home country of Canada. Derrick and I talk about a bunch of van life topics and I had a great time speaking with him.
On this episode of Travel Eat Explore I am joined by Niall Wallace from TreasuredIreland.com. Niall has been in the travel industry for over 30 years and has a wealth of information about Dublin, and Ireland. We talk about all things Dublin. If you have ever wanted to visit this beautiful city you will like this episode. We talk about the culture, food, sites, and many other aspects of the city. To learn more about Niall's company please visit treasuredireland.com
I am once again joined by my friend Alex Benezra to talk about his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. We discuss what it was like to the at the events, what the food was like, and many other fun topics.
On this episode I am joined by my friend Sambhram Patel to talk about his passions of backpacking, mountaineering, and the great outdoors. Mr. Patel grew up in India, where his love of the outdoors started. On this episode we talk about hiking, and backpacking in North America, and India. We talk about some of the peaks Mr. Patel has climbed, his background in marathon running and other topics that any outdoor lover will enjoy.
On this episode I am once again joined by founder of BJJ Globetrotters Christian Graugart. Christian and I talk about his move from Europe to the tiny Caribbean island of St. Barts. We talk about visiting the island and what life on the island is like.
On this episode I am joined by the co-founder of seeksophie.com Jacinta Lim. seeksophie.com is a new kind of booking travel/adventure site. "Before Seek Sophie, Jacinta was an corporate lawyer at Linklaters, a top global law firm in London, where she worked on billion-dollar transactions in Europe, Asia and Africa. Driven by her curiosity on how businesses can make a positive impact on the world, she joined MicroEnsure, a fast-growing tech start-up in the UK with a social mission, and with 40 million customers globally. Jacinta later moved back to Singapore (where she was born) to start Seek Sophie, and continue her mission of building a business that has a positive impact on the world. Jacinta has travelled to 60+ countries. She holds a law degree from UCL (University of London) and an MBA from INSEAD, where she met Lina." Seeksophie.com
I am joined by my friend of almost 20 years, Adrian Bartley, to talk about Paris, France. Half of Adrian's family is from France and he spent a lot of time growing up in Paris. He has also been to the city several times since childhood. We talk about some the must see parts of the city, along with some places that are more on the tourist trap side. We talk about the culture, history, and food of the city.
On this episode I am joined by Ryan Pyle to talk about his Amazon Prime show, Tough Rides: China. In the show Ryan, along with his brother, Colin, set a new Guinness world record for longest motorcycle ride in on country by traveling over 12,000 miles around China. The show is currently available on Amazon Prime. Ryan has also ridden a motorcycle around India and Brazil. Both trips were also made into shows that are also available on Amazon Prime. About Ryan Pyle: "Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, CHINA and continental Europe." -Ryanpyle.com
On this episode I am joined by the husband and wife team behind Wanderlustmarriage.com. The website is devoted to giving information about travel by showing destinations, and teaching people how to save money on travel. We speak about a number of travel topics. About Wanderlustmarriage.com: "We’re an American and Australian husband and wife team that originally met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002. We have over 20 years of travel experience and have visited over 50 countries. We’ve also lived in seven cities on three continents during our 14 year marriage. We’ve been based in Washington, DC since 2017."
On this episode I am joined by Trevor and Kourtney Smithson who live in one of the coolest looking RVs I have ever seen. I met the couple in a Starbucks parking lot and started talking to them about their awesome RV. If I had to describe the RV to someone who has never seen it, it looks like the type of RV you would want if the zombie apocalypse was upon us. The RV has huge off-road tires and a custom grey paint. The RV started life as a military people carrier and has been converted into a custom RV that the couple live in full time. On the episode we talk about how the couple built the RV, what life on the road has been like, and many other topics.
On this episode I am joined by David Blank, who is the owner of Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours. David's tour company plans awesome tours for people and their dogs. We talk about David's background in travel that includes hitchhiking across Africa, and taking a dog on a motorcycle trip across the United States. We also talk about some of the benefits people get from traveling with their dogs. If you love dogs and you love travel this episode is for you.
On this episode I am joined by my friend since eight grade Nick Quintana, to talk about living in, and visiting Guam. Mr. Quintanta's family was originally from Guam and he spent much time vacationing there while growing up. Mr. Quintanta also lived in Guam after college.
On this episode I am joined by the director of the Lisbon Tourism Office as we talk about the beautiful city. I recently visited Lisbon and it became one of my favorite European cities. On the podcast we discuss some of the main attractions of the city. The city's food and many other topics.
On this episode I am joined by my friend Alex Benezra to talk about how awesome points/miles are for getting discounted or free travel. Points and miles can be used for airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, and other aspects of travel. If you have always been curious how points work for travel redemption you will enjoy this epos.
On this episode I am joined by good friend Adithya Bala to talk about the great Indian city of Bangalore. Mr. Bala has a lot of family in the city and spent a lot of time there visiting them while growing up. Mr. Bala also lived in the city for about one year after college. We talk about many aspects of visiting and living in the city including food, culture, and pace of life.
I am joined by one of my closest friends Adrian Bartley, to talk about his experience of running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. If you like stories of almost getting run over, drinking, partying, and young people making questionable decisions you will enjoy this episode.
When Mr. Graugart was in his 20s he decided to take an amazing around the world trip to pursue his two passions. Travel and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Graugart joins me on this episode to talk about the transformative power of travel and how it changed his life