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Only Person To Travel Overland To Every Country In The World w/ Graham Hughes

Only Person To Travel Overland To Every Country In The World w/ Graham Hughes

July 5, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the world without ever setting foot on a plane?

Today I am joined by filmmaker and Guinness World Record holder, Graham Hughes, to learn all about the 4 years he spent traveling overland to every country in the world.

If you are the type of person who wants to improve their travel skills, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Graham not only shares epic tales from his adventures abroad but also gives practical advice that will help any traveler navigate the world safely and on a reasonable budget.

Which iconic overland trip do you want to make next? I'd love to hear more and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How creating a story can help you accomplish any travel goal
  • What techniques Graham used to travel the world on a budget of just $100/week
  • Strategies you can utilize to avoid paying bribes worldwide
  • What he carried in his ‘secret pouch’
  • Tips for staying safe no matter where you are traveling
  • Where to keep expensive electronics on the road and how to hide your personal possessions in plain sight
  • Why 2 mobile phones helped Graham escape from prison in Congo
  • The simple trick to save big on a night's accommodation
  • High and low points from the trip
  • And so much more

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Creating A Life Abroad + Expert Remote Work Advice w/ Chase Warrington

Creating A Life Abroad + Expert Remote Work Advice w/ Chase Warrington

June 28, 2022

What is stopping you from creating the lifestyle you crave? 

Today I am joined by digital nomad, podcaster, and remote work expert, Chase Warrington to discuss what it takes to create your ideal remote work environment. 

If you have ever wanted to work remotely and travel the world then you don’t want to miss this episode. Chase shares insights from his experience as a Head of Remote for Doist, how to navigate perceived risk when making big decisions, where to find the best remote jobs, and so much more. 

Can you think of a moment when a city came alive for you? I'd love to hear about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • What made Chase decide to stick around College for an extra semester
  • Why you should travel to North Carolina
  • How Chase started to build his location independent life
  • Where Chase has visited over the past 9 years of living abroad
  • Advice for navigating and overcoming perceived risk
  • Why working remotely shouldn’t be a novelty
  • The sacrifices of working remotely and how they can be overcome
  • How to cultivate a team dynamic in a remote work environment
  • Advice for finding remote work that best suits your lifestyle
  • How Chase started his own entrepreneurial endeavors
  • What word helps inspire Chase to find balance
  • The most important elements of creating a successful remote team
  • What daily life is like for Chase and his family in Valencia, Spain
  • One of the biggest challenges Chase currently faces
  • And so much more

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How To Protect Yourself Against Scams, Identity Theft, and Fraud While Traveling w/ Adam Levin

How To Protect Yourself Against Scams, Identity Theft, and Fraud While Traveling w/ Adam Levin

June 21, 2022

Have you ever fallen prey to a scam or had your information stolen? 

This week I am joined by cyber security expert and host of What the Hack podcast, Adam Levin, to discuss exactly what you need to know to provide a defense against hackers and scammers.

If you have a cell phone number, credit card, or email address then this episode is for you. Adam shares his expertise surrounding protecting your personal information whether at home or abroad with simple breakdowns like “minimize, monitor, manage” and so much more.

What steps are you going to take to prioritize your online security? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How Adam got started in the podcasting world
  • Why the East Coast will always have a place in Adam’s heart
  • What lead Adam Levin down the path of cyber security
  • The best resources for people to better understand their cyber security status
  • Why you should consider a burner phone when traveling to certain countries
  • Best practices for keeping the information on your phone safe when in public
  • How to “lie like a Super Hero” and why it will help you stay secure
  • Tips and tools for maintaining cyber security where it counts
  • The importance of reading reviews before you use your credit card
  • What it means to never trust, always question, and always verify
  • Why the ATM machine you use matters
  • Memorable hacker stories
  • And so much more

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A Creative Guide To Travel Journaling w/ Lavinia Spalding

A Creative Guide To Travel Journaling w/ Lavinia Spalding

June 14, 2022

Have you ever wished you could get better at documenting your travel experiences? 

Today I am joined by award-winning writer, editor, and podcaster, Lavinia Spalding, to discuss how and why anybody can keep a meaningful journal.

If you are somebody who wants to look back fondly at your most treasured travel experiences, you will not want to miss this episode. With the experience of publishing 9 books and teaching writing workshops around the world under her belt, Lavinia explains why all you need is 3 minutes a day and a gluestick to start sucessfully documenting your adventures. 

What percentage of the day do you spend creating vs. consuming?  I'd love to hear your insights and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • The path that lead Lavinia to living in New Orleans
  • How a transformative trip as a child started her life of travel
  • Why living in South Korea for 6 years shaped Lavinia’s future
  • The power and connection of journaling to better understand yourself
  • How to start a journal and why you should keep it personal
  • Tips and tricks for keeping a great journal
  • Why you should carry a gluestick with you on your travels
  • How to find a balance between staying present and documenting
  • The health benefits of journaling
  • Lavinia’s favorite characters and encounters while traveling
  • How to make an impression no matter where you go
  • A magical formula to keep your creative mind in practice
  • And so much more

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How To Solve Big Problems, Making An Impact, Growing Up Around The World w/ Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld from Miracle Feet

How To Solve Big Problems, Making An Impact, Growing Up Around The World w/ Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld from Miracle Feet

June 7, 2022

What sort of big changes do you want to make in the world?

Today I am joined by Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld, the co-founder and CEO of Miracle Feet. Chesca breaks down how her love for travel led her to help create this incredible non-profit organization that is striving to end clubfoot disability worldwide by 2030.

Being a father to a child born with clubfoot, this episode hits close to home and I can't wait for you to take part in the journey. We discuss the mindset and methodology that started Miracle Feet, why it's important to listen to your soul's calling, how to overcome intimidation when starting something new, what you can do to make a difference in your own community, and so much more.

Do you take part in social change? I'd love to hear what you do and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • What allowed Chesca to travel so much as a child
  • Why living internationally inspired Chesca from a young age to help others
  • The opportunity that allowed Chesca to follow her dream and eventually start Miracle Feet
  • Who was Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and how did his life’s work change the world
  • The mindset and methodology behind launching an organization like Miracle Feet
  • Advice to others who want to make positive changes in the world
  • Why past experience creates future opportunities where you least expect it
  • The opportunities and satisfactions that come from working for an NGO
  • What makes travel a good starting point for finding solutions to global problems
  • How Miracle Feet makes personalized connections within each community they serve
  • The places in the world where Chesca feels most at home
  • Stories from the families impacted by Miracle Feet
  • And so much more

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RV´ing Across America: A Quest To Visit All 50 States w/ Alyssa Padgett

RV´ing Across America: A Quest To Visit All 50 States w/ Alyssa Padgett

May 31, 2022

Have you ever embarked on a journey that you didn’t know would change your life forever? 

Today I am joined by Alyssa Padgett, a digital nomad who started out by RVing across America and visiting all 50 states in 1 year. Alyssa shares just how this maiden voyage inspired and transformed her and her husband's future in travel. 

You will not want to miss this episode, we talk about all things RV lifestyle, valuable lessons from jumping into full-time travel, advice for finding balance as an entrepreneur on the road, how to build and sell businesses, and so much more. 

What communities help you feel a part of something bigger? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How Alyssa’s dream of becoming a writer came to fruition
  • What it was like to write a memoir
  • When Alyssa realized the 9-5 life was not for her and how she decided to travel full time
  • The mindset that helped Alyssa and Heath jump into an RV trip without any income
  • Why you should set your next trip up like a quest
  • How the vision morphed from visiting all 50 states to working in all 50 states
  • The pros and cons of the way Alyssa and Heath tackled their first trip
  • One of the most defining moments of the year of traveling all 50 states
  • Why finding a community of like-minded people is crucial in any quest
  • All about managing finances on the road
  • Advice for people interested in long-term RV travel
  • How to find balance through flexibility
  • The formula for building and selling businesses
  • Why it's so important to know when to pivot
  • Alyssa’s favorite destinations off the beaten path
  • And so much more

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Living The Off Beat Life w/ Debbie Arcangeles

Living The Off Beat Life w/ Debbie Arcangeles

May 24, 2022

What type of lifestyle do you strive to create?

Today I am joined by digital nomad, fellow travel podcaster, and founder of The Offbeat Life, Debbie Arcangeles, to discuss how and why she ditched the cubicle to be her own boss.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to mold your own destiny, you do not want to miss this episode. We discuss lessons learned from becoming location independent, why it's important to embrace gratitude, honor your happiness and turn failures into successes, how to fund long-term travel, and so much more.

What does it mean to you to live an off-beat life? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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This episode is also brought to you by Rumpl, makers of sustainable and travel-friendly blankets and towels. With over 135 prints to choose from you will be sure to find a design that fits your style, use the code Zero at checkout to get 15% off your purchase. Today’s episode is sponsored by US Bank Visa Platinum Card, perfect for large purchases, unexpected expenses, and balance transfers. To see if you qualify for the lowest APR out there, visit usbank.com/platinum today.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How starting a podcast changed Debbie’s life
  • Why artistic expression won out against her family’s message to play it safe
  • The experience of traveling to a new country as an immigrant
  • What it was like to go to the United States for the first time and the most noticeable differences coming from the Philippines
  • Who had the biggest influence on Debbie as a child
  • Why Debbie wouldn’t change anything about her childhood
  • What the Offbeat Life means to Debbie
  • Key lessons learned from building a location independent lifestyle 
  • What is has been like to explore different remote jobs
  • Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
  • How to fund your long-term travel goals
  • Debbie’s most treasured memories from travel
  • The best off-beat destinations to visit
  • Which books Debbie recommends for aspiring digital nomads
  • And so much more

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Destination Bonanza w/ Chris Christensen

Destination Bonanza w/ Chris Christensen

May 17, 2022

What is your favorite part of learning about new destinations?

Today I am joined by my friend and fellow travel podcaster, Chris Christensen to explore some of our favorite destinations. As host of the Amateur Traveler Podcast, Chris has produced over 800 episodes about destination travel and has traveled to 85 countries/territories.

You are not going to want to miss this episode, we discuss up-and-coming destinations, some of Chris' childhood favorites, how to plan your next trip and pick a travel partner, simple ways to find work/life balance and so much more.

Which destination discussed in today's episode do you want to visit next? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune in to learn: 

  • Why a passion for learning caused Chris to fall in love with travel
  • Early travel memories from Chris' favorite National Parks 
  • How to find a balance between seeking new destinations and revisiting favorites
  • A few of Chris’ favorite road trips in his own backyard
  • Advice for finding harmony between your full-time job and passion for travel
  • Why taking advantage of opportunities is key to working your way around the globe
  • Simple things Chris has done to prioritize lifestyle first
  • How to set the pace and itinerary for your next trip
  • Up and coming destinations you should check out today
  • Why it's important to explore a region outside of major cities
  • The reason we feel more connected to some places over others
  • Bucketlist worthy festivals from all around the world
  • Which places you should visit if you love great food
  • A few of Chris’ favorite travel resources and strange destinations you need to visit
  • Why who you travel with is more important than where you travel to
  • And so much more

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Adventures In Urban Exploration w/ Greg  Abandoned

Adventures In Urban Exploration w/ Greg Abandoned

May 11, 2022

Have you ever had the urge to explore the world beyond the boundaries of society?

Today's guest, Greg Abandoned, shares his passion for urban exploration including stories of some of his most challenging journies, most cherished experiences, and all about the URBEX movement. 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to visit parts of unseen society and want to know more about finding beauty in decay, then you don't want to miss this episode. We talk about how Greg found a new perspective on life through urban exploration, what inspired him to jump into this lifestyle, the unwritten rules of URBEX, and where you can start on your own journey.

Have you ever participated in urban exploration? I'd love to hear about your experience and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by US Bank Visa Platinum Card, perfect for large purchases, unexpected expenses, and balance transfers. To see if you qualify for the lowest APR out there, visit usbank.com/platinum today.  This episode is also brought to you by Rumpl, makers of sustainable and travel-friendly blankets and towels. With over 135 prints to choose from you will be sure to find a design that fits your style, use the code Zero at checkout to get 15% off your purchase.

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why Greg currently resides in Bejing 
  • What it was like to grow up in Poland and why he moved to England at 17
  • The biggest differences between English and Chinese culture 
  • Why Greg was arrested by the Chinese secret police and what happened during the interrogation
  • What exactly is URBEX
  • How to follow good etiquette when doing urban exploration
  • When and why Greg fell in love with urban exploration
  • Which video game inspired Greg to take a trip to Chornobyl and start his journey
  • What it means to find beauty in decay and satisfaction in overcoming obstacles
  • Unique travel stories from engaging in URBEX
  • How to start out on your own urban exploration adventure 
  • The importance of finding a balance between sharing and keeping undiscovered locations off the map
  • Why photography is an important part of the process for Greg
  • The most challenging urban exploration experiences Greg has ever had
  • How many times Greg has been caught or arrested during his journies
  • Why URBEX has given Greg a new purpose in life
  • The hidden meaning behind Chasing Bandos
  • And so much more

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Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

May 11, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live like a local in the destinations you visit?

This week we are bringing you a bonus episode with a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our friends at Pushkin Industries.

Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. From Montréal to Mexico City, Brendan and his guests drink, dance, and eat, learning as much about themselves as the places they visit.

In this preview, Brendan and his guest Danielle Henderson navigate the icy streets of Montréal in search of local history.

Click here to listen to more from Not Lost.

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