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How To Overcome Travel Anxiety and Fear Of Flying

How To Overcome Travel Anxiety and Fear Of Flying

February 11, 2020

Do you ever get stressed out or anxious while you are traveling? These situations pop up if you travel long enough and you will eventually end up in a place or event that may raise your anxiety levels. In today's show, we will be talking about the fear of flying but in fact, it is so much more than just that. You will learn how to run your brain instead of letting your brain run you in these high-stress moments, how to conquer phobias, and why self-medicating might not be the best idea.

If you are not afraid of flying, no worries because this episode is jammed packed with so much more information that is applicable to everyone and you will use it time and time again.

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you afraid of flying? How have you dealt with that fear? Let me know in the comments below!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 03:05 Jason Is Coming Clean
  • 06:40 Introductions
  • 09:00 Studying Phobias
  • 19:30 Fear Of Flying & Its Effects
  • 28:00 Panic Attacks
  • 30:30 Self Medicated Downside
  • 32:15 Turbulence Reality
  • 36:00 Tips & Tricks To Help Fear
  • 41:15 Understanding Your Brain
  • 42:20 Working From Passion
  • 44:20 Best Advice For Entrepreneurs
  • And so much more!

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Ireland: Travel, Music, and History w/ Garvan Rushe

Ireland: Travel, Music, and History w/ Garvan Rushe

January 28, 2020

We are heading to the emerald isle Ireland in this good ole' fashioned destination episode. My guest today is Garvan Rushe who is from Ireland and will help us answer how history affects modern Ireland, how to take part in a music experience that will NEVER happen again, & how to make your time in Ireland the best you have ever had.

What are you most looking forward to on your next visit to Ireland? If you have been before, what was your favorite experience? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 07:10 The Feeling Of Home
  • 12:10 History Affecting Today & The Love Of Craic
  • 20:50 Talking Politics & What Is Celtic
  • 28:45 Studying Irish History
  • 40:50 Culture Is In The Music
  • 51:30 Finding Good Music In Ireland
  • 53.55 For The Love Of Dublin
  • 1:04:40 Must-Sees Outside Of Dublin
  • 1:09:50 The Food Of Ireland
  • 1:14:00 Biggest Misconceptions About Ireland
  • 1:16:50 Favorite Historical Tale
  • 1:22:00 Running A Tour Company
  • And so much more!

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Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson

Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson

January 21, 2020

I am so happy to bring on my friend and Location Indie member, Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment, to talk about how living life as an experiment can free you, how a small amount of money and a little time away can change your life completely, and why progress over perfection is so important in everything you do. Are you ready for the ultimate experiment?

What are your biggest take-aways from this episode? Are you ready to live your life as more of an experiment? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 13:00 Original Mindset & Opening A New Path
  • 24:50 Choosing Progressive Over Perfection
  • 33:05 Life As An Experiment
  • 39:45 Naturally Positive?
  • 47:50 Road Tripping & Reality
  • 53:00 Balancing Work & Travel
  • 1:03:00 Highlights From The National Parks
  • 1:08:15 Facing Fear & Fighting Back
  • 1:12:00 What's Up Next (Including Dentistry)
  • And so much more!

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How To Go Sailing Around The World

How To Go Sailing Around The World

January 14, 2020

On today's show, we are talking all about sailing (queue Christopher Cross' song 'Sailing') with some of the best experts out there with over a decade of experience. We will be covering how much it costs, the best places to learn, why it's a great way to travel, the dangers and how to stay safe, and what life at sea is truly like in the day to day. If you have ever had the inclination to get out of your workaday life and explore the world via the oceans then this episode is your one-stop-shop. Let's get those sea legs ready for an adventure!

Brian Trautman of SVDelos.com turned an 18-month sailing trip into 11 years of sailing with stops in 6 continents and 45 countries and is still going.

Where would be the first place you would want to sail? Has this episode inspired you to look into getting your sailing license? Let me know in the comments on the episode page! You will also be able to get all the links there!

Discovering The Hidden Europe With Francis Tapon

Discovering The Hidden Europe With Francis Tapon

January 7, 2020

Please welcome the amazing Francis Tapon to today's show! Francis has a travel resume that inspires all of us to get out there and explore, he is the author of many renowned books, is an avid backpacker and slow travel junkie, and someone who has never owned a television, couch, bed, or spaceship (and is most disappointed about the last one). Today we are diving into Eastern Europe, the beautiful benefits of slow travel, & why connecting with locals (& not your phone) is so important to the overall experience of your time wherever you are.

What hidden destinations have you been to that you think others should visit? What locations mentioned in today's episode are now on your list to visit? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

 

6th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular: Celebrating Christmas In Norway

6th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular: Celebrating Christmas In Norway

December 22, 2019

Are you ready for the 6th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular?

Well, it's here!

Today you'll hear all about celebrating Christmas in Norway:

  • When Is It Too Early To Start Decorating
  • Favorite Christmas Decorations
  • Traditional Movies To Watch During Christmas
  • Picking The Tree Traditions: Norway vs the USA
  • Food Traditions (& Prizes) in Denmark & Norway
  • When Does Christmas Truly Begin?
  • And so much more!

What is your favorite Christmas album? What are your Christmas debates regarding decorations? When does Christmas begin for you? Are there any traditions you heard that you want to try yourself? Let us know in the comments on the episode page!

Appreciate your traditions as if you are a traveler seeing and experiencing them for the first time. Even if you are home, take a fresh look at your traditions and truly appreciate and enjoy them.

Have a wonderful Holiday wherever you are!

Getting Comfortably Wild w/ Mike & Anne From HoneyTrek

Getting Comfortably Wild w/ Mike & Anne From HoneyTrek

December 17, 2019

Please welcome back my friends, Mike & Anne Howard from HoneyTrek.com, who have been full-time traveling for the last 8 years and who have perfected the art of glamping. Now I have some preconceived notions around the word glamping & that is why I wanted to do this episode to possibly redefine that term for you.  We will be diving into a bunch of road trip tips, the reality of a full-time travel lifestyle for them, and why it never feels the same when you return to a place you have visited before.

What are your preconceived notions about glamping? Are you excited to give it a try or not really feeling it? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 6:10 How It All Started & Freedoms
  • 13:00 Lessons From Travel
  • 16:45 Current Challenges
  • 20:30 Balance of Work & Life
  • 26:50 Glamping Definition & Why It Doesn't Fit
  • 32:20 Most Common Questions & Costs
  • 37:05 Tips On Road Tripping
  • 42:10 Traveling Around America vs Everywhere Else
  • 51:50 Love For Mexico & South America
  • 1:02:05 Top Resources For Travelers
  • And so much more!

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Personal Freedom, Creativity and Capturing Travel with Simon Mulvaney

Personal Freedom, Creativity and Capturing Travel with Simon Mulvaney

December 10, 2019

Welcome my friend Simon Mulvaney, a brilliant travel filmmaker who has taken what he is most passionate about and uses his creative inspiration to make beautiful works of art just for the love of creating. We discuss how travel and film can change you especially when put together, the importance of passion projects, why cameras create curiosity, and we even get into the gear he uses so that you can start creating as well.

What do you naturally gravitate towards? How do those play into your current or future travels? Let me know in the comments below!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 9:25 How Films Can Transport You Different Places & Inspire
  • 10:55 Film Styles & Representing Places
  • 18:05 Why Filmmaking & How Did It Start For Simon
  • 22:40 How The Camera Creates Curiosity
  • 29:30 Why Travel & How Much It Costs
  • 35:05 Why Are Stories Important
  • 38:00 Ways To Ask Permission To Film Or Take A Photo
  • 42:20 Digital Nomadism & Returning Home
  • 51:10 Finding Yourself Through Travel & Passion Projects
  • 55:15 Travel Gear & Minimalism
  • And so much more!

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Best Gifts For Travelers (Under $100)

Best Gifts For Travelers (Under $100)

November 29, 2019

Today I am bringing you my list for the best gifts for travelers (under $100) that I own and use regularly. Whether you are looking for yourself or someone else, these will be a great fit for your travel gift needs. Check out my Amazon list where you can grab these gifts in one spot and help out the podcast because I will receive a small affiliate commission without adding any additional cost to your purchase.

Tune In To Learn About:

  • Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp (2:00)
  • Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, Huntsman Pocket Knife (2:58)
  • Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack (3:58)
  • Parker Pen & Moleskin Notebook (4:58)
  • Kindle Paperwhite & Leather Cover (6:15)
  • Panasonic Ergofit Earbuds & Jaybird Vista True BlueTooth Earbuds (7:58)
  • Sea To Summit Dry Sack (11:03)
  • Platypus Water Bottle &  Grayl Geopress Water Purifier (12:34)
  • Janus 100% Merino Wool Shirts & Long Underwear (15:07)
  • prAna Stretch Zion Lightweight Pants (17:22)
  • AeroPress Coffee & Espresso Maker (19:17)
  • Plus travel tips
  • And so much more!

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World’s Cheapest Destinations Updated w/ Tim Leffel

World’s Cheapest Destinations Updated w/ Tim Leffel

November 26, 2019

Please welcome back my great friend, Tim Leffel! During Tim's travels over the last year, he has added 5 NEW locations to his World's Cheapest Destinations list and we are going to dive into them all. Let's get into why they are on the list, why they are worth seeing, and why you should book a ticket asap.

This is the best time of year to start booking your next year's travels so which of the locations discussed are making it to your list for 2020?

Check out the full show notes here!

Tune In To Learn:

  • Tip of the week: National Parks & Which To Go To
  • How the exchange rates play a huge part in the cheapest game
  • Why the cheapest destinations are not always digital nomad hotspots
  • How you can afford to travel longer
  • Words of wisdom regarding health care on the road
  • Finding the best food, wine, & cultural experiences
  • The average costs for each location
  • How to find accommodations: plan ahead vs wing it
  • Why you should get out of the cities and into the wild
  • And so much more!

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