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Robert Wheeler, the author of Hemingway's Paris is a author, writer and photographer and currently one of the few Americans in Cuba working on his new book on Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was arguably one of the most famous Americans to live in Cuba and with new diplomatic relations being restored with Cuba the timing of this discussion with Robert Wheeler would make for an exciting discussion that listeners are sure to remember.

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  • 222 - REFLECTION with Alex Crevar

    Links from today’s episode: Holocene - Join a tribe of travelers transforming their lives. Paste Magazine's Travel Section • Follow Alex Crevar on Twitter Alex Crevar is the travel editor at Paste Magazine and a freelance journalist, specializing on inter...

  • 221: FEARLESSNESS with Rachel Rudwall

    Check out more at http://holocene.io Rachel's Bio: If you want to know what it's like to climb Kilimanjaro, paraglide with a hawk (a.k.a. "parahawk"), ice climb while simultaneously shooting a PBS show, or SCUBA dive the continental divide in Iceland, Rac...

  • 220: CHANGE with Kirsten Alana

    “I think you can choose to be happy, and choose to explore, and choose to be fulfilled by life or you can choose to sit back and let life overwhelm you and be unhappy. But for me, the easiest happy life has been through travel because it’s continually evo...

  • 219: CREATE with Elena Paschinger

    Join Holocene, a transformative travel community for the curious and creative. See this episode on Holocene Listen to more episodes Elena Paschinger is the author of The Creative Travelers Handbook, the first - and I think only - travel guide for creative...

  • POSSIBILITY with Rolf Potts

    Join Holocene, a transformative travel community for the curious and creative. See this episode on Holocene Listen to more episodes 14 years ago, on January 1st 2002, a book by a first time author was released onto shelves. This book became a runaway hit...

  • 217: Halloween Horror Nights 25, An Immersive Theater Experience

    *2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights here at Universal Studios in Orlando. Every year since 1991, this event has grown not only at this park, but at other Universal Studios Theme Parks all around the world. Together, my wife and I g...

  • 216: Building a Travel Startup with Zipkick’s Jason Will

    Jason Will is the Founder and CEO behind Zipkick, a startup determined to personalize the travel booking process. With brand ambassador Scott Eddy behind the wheel, I jumped onboard the Zipkick roadtrip - a cross-country tour to build hype around the laun...

  • 215: Show the World to Itself with Kasha Slavner

    Today’s guest is a photographer, filmmaker, blogger, and social entrepreneur. And she’s also new to international travel, but she’s also just 17, which means she’s getting quite a headstart at building a life of travel, exploring her curiosity and creativ...

  • 214: Sharing a Love for Thailand with Christophe Cappon

    “We think we know the plan, right? But the plan always tends to change on us. I had no idea. But I knew that something needed to change. I grew up in the city as a teenager. I always had this intrinsic feeling that at some point I wanted to get out and to...

  • 213: Keeping a Career While Traveling with Edna Zhou

    The idea that you need to give up your travels in order to see the world is a common belief, but one that Edna has somehow dispelled along the way. At 18, Edna Zhou moved to Shanghai to work her way around the world. At 21, she left with almost nothing to...

  • 212: Rebuilding Life for Travel with Kristen Kellogg

    Photo by Justin Hackworth. In this very special, and first-ever, live interview I sit down with creative agency founder and travel media producer Kristen Kellogg to explore her journey from bartender leading the wrong life to embracing the life waiting fo...

  • 211: Millennials and Travel with Britt Hysen

    “I tell stories of the unsung heroes, the champions of humanity, giving hope to those in need of a quick pick-me-up. Through inspirational messaging and conscious action, I believe media has the power to motivate viewers to occupy their hearts.” - Britt H...

  • 210: Ten Years in Thailand with Scott Eddy

    Today’s guest is one I had the pleasure of meeting in one of the many places he considers home, Bangkok. He took me to a cigar and whiskey bar in which they were projecting Buster Keaton on the brick wall and had a jazz singer in the corner. After a day s...

  • 209: Traveling to Make Things with Adina Pease

    Adina Pease is a creative wanderer — her term, that I wish I thought of — and when she’s not documenting her travels in paint or film, through her company Dog on a Boat Studios, she’s running her new startup RambleGood, making and selling handmade travel...

  • 208: Deciphering Culture Through Food with Naomi Duguid

    "What's another place that's kind of a black hole in people's imagination? Does it stretch me a little? So I go there open endedly... I'm just relying on good luck and chance encounters." - Naomi Duguid, on finding her next travel and creative project. Na...

  • 207: What You’re Seeking is Actually Everywhere with Nithin Coca

    Can travel break you away from shyness and naiveté? I think I know the answer to this, and so does today’s guest — who spent a year on the road searching for purpose and personal growth. Nithin Coca is a freelance writer and social activist, as well as th...

  • 206: Live Your Dream Lifestyle Now with The Paradise Pack

    Get the Paradise Pack here and let me know! We'll sit down for an hour long trip planning consultation or help setting up a location independent business. The Paradise Pack is a collection of tools and resources designed to help you break down the barrier...

  • 205: Being the Most Traveled Person with Mike Spencer Bown

    "Good people greatly outnumber nasty people, worldwide. There is a network that existed long before facebook, and it is the network of persons of good will, who will introduce and pass you to other persons of good will, such that you can take a friendly l...

  • 204: Change Your Role in Life with Jacqueline Kehoe

    Jacqueline Kehoe is a travel writer and the author behind The Strange and New, a name taken from a poem that ends with a couplet which I grabbed from her website: "...But they're always tired of the things that are and they want the strange and new." I be...

  • 203: Building a Travel Career with Beth Whitman

    Beth Whitman is the editor and mind behind Wanderlust and Lipstick, where she bills herself as a contemporary wanderer and women’s travel expert, leading women-only and coed adventure tours that go from places like Santa Fe to Bhutan and New Guinea. Once...

  • 202: 50 States in 365 Days with Kelly Will

    After nine years as a celebrity gossip columnist in New York City, Kelly Will sold everything she owned to cross all 50 of the United States for one year — a social experiment she undertook to try to find more connection and build community into her life....

  • 201: Shamans & Psychedelics, Ayahuasca in Peru with Mike Margolies

    In 2013, Mike Margolies had all the things you’re supposed to want to make you happy, but it wasn’t enough. He left his corporate job as an engineer to see if the world had something else to offer that might fulfill him. The risks were minimal - to take a...

  • 200: Finding the Right Life with Lisa Eldridge

    “I remember thinking, ‘What am I doing?’ I had a great husband, I had a great house, I had all this safety — this big safety net — and I’ve just taken myself out of it. Am I doing the right thing? What is this going to lead to? It was really difficult. An...

  • 199: 100 Countries with Jonny Blair

    Jonny Blair is the Northern Irishman behind the site Don't Stop Living, a blog "covering the lifestyle of travel," which he defines as being always on the move - even when employed. Jonny's backpacked to 99 countries and on the cusp of hitting #100 - whil...

  • 198: Travel to Accelerate Your Career with Mark van der Heijden

    Mark van der Heijden is a creative copywriter from Amsterdam who just last year, left his job to travel the world with an unique goal. He calls himself The Backpacker Intern and is leveraging his talents as a creative copywriter to land internships around...

  • 197: Realities of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Marina Janeiko

    Marina Janeiko is a digital nomad with a particular skill-set with which she’s been supporting a lifestyle of travel and creative wandering, while building a career for herself that allows her to live and work from anywhere. As a User Experience Designer,...

  • 196: Travel is a Mirror with Don George (Part 2)

    "For every alleyway out there, there's an alleyway inside of you." This is part 2 of my conversation with Don George. Listen to part 1. Don George is the Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, as well as a Special Features Editor for Gadling. H...

  • 195: Living Profoundly with Don George (Part 1)

    Don George is the Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, as well as a Special Features Editor for Gadling. He's the former editor of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. the founder and former editor of the Wanderlust section of Salon.com,...

  • 194: Working on the Road with Nora Dunn

    In 2006, today’s guest first appeared way back in episode 86 and 87, where we talked about how to travel longterm in a financially sustainable way and how to find free accommodation anywhere. Nora Dunn left a career in financial planning to embrace the de...

  • 193: A Family’s Year of Service Around the World with John Marshall (Part 2)

    This is part 2 of my conversation with John Marshall, author of Wide Open World. Listen to part 1. Wide Open World is a new memoir by John Marshall, a 9-time Emmy Award winning producer from Portland, Maine. This book is more of an opus to experience and...

  • 192: A Family’s Year of Service Around the World with John Marshall (Part 1)

    Wide Open World is a new memoir by John Marshall, a 9-time Emmy Award winning producer from Portland, Maine. This book is more of an opus to experience and a richly told account of likely the most beautiful thing John Marshall has ever done for himself, h...

  • 191: Travel Hacking with Erik Paquet (Part 2)

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Erik Paquet from The Abroaders. Listen to part 1. As just a hobbyist, today's guest has redeemed over one million points and frequent flyer miles for at least $30,000 in free travel. Nowadays, Erik Paquet runs the in...

  • 190: Travel Hacking with Erik Paquet (Part 1)

    As just a hobbyist, today's guest has redeemed over one million points and frequent flyer miles for at least $30,000 in free travel. Nowadays, Erik Paquet runs the international travel consultancy The Abroaders, helping people around the world travel for...

  • 189: Finding Balance in Freedom with Danny Flood

    Hey Explorers! Danny was kind enough to give us all a free audio version of his new book, Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality. You can download the audiobook here. After struggling to find employment out...

  • 188: Digital Nomads in Berlin with DNX Global

    Max Breckbill is an American in Germany, and together with his partner, Marcus Meurer, they’ve been embedding themselves into the entrepreneurial scene there in Berlin. Marcus founded DNX Global - The Digital Nomad Conference, which is happening on July 3...

  • 187: Travel Blogging 101 with Mapping Megan

    Megan Jerrard is the mind behind the award winning travel blog and extremely helpful resource Mapping Megan. Meg and her husband Mike have been covering their own adrenalin-fueled travels for 8 years — since way back in 2007. Together they seek to let the...

  • 186: Choose the Unconventional Life with Jenna Davis

    Jenna Davis is a travel blogger and freelance writer from Ontario who, since 2012, has been choosing a life of travel over the status quo. I’m going to quote something she wrote about herself that I can entirely relate to: “To be honest, I had no idea whe...

  • 185: Study Abroad is for Everyone with Alex Montoya

    I met Alex Montoya in December of 2014 at The White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. He was the only student we heard from at the event. All being participants of study abroad and travel programs ourselves, this was okay...

  • 184: Rebuilding Your Life at Sea with Justin Tyers

    "Losing everything, as shocking as it was at the time, kind of sets you free because suddenly you know what it is to lose everything. So you don't fear failure and loss quite as much because you've already experienced it." Justin Tyers and his wife Linda...

  • 183: Finding Purpose From Your Travels with Jonathan and Quinn

    Life Out of the Box, according to founders Jonathan and Quinn, started with a dream to travel the world, live their ideal lives and make the world a better place. Of all the many things that we talk about on this show, this is the story I’m most intereste...

  • 182: Let Travel Be Your Guide with Paula Froelich

    Today I get to sit down with a friend, who holds one of the most coveted gigs in the travel business as editor in chief of Yahoo Travel. Among the many hats worn over at Yahoo, Paula hosts A Broad Abroad, a must-watch travel series exploring the less expe...

  • 181: The Unconventional RV Lifestyle with Nikki and Jason Wynn

    Suffering from a perpetual case of self-described sedentary life-a-phobia, Nikki and Jason move every 7-10 days. They do this with ease because they live in a RV. Jason and Nikki Wynn are documenting the journey as they live out of their RV in an effort t...

  • 180: Filming the Rickshaw Challenge with Ric Gazarian

    "It's an incredible experience to go to Thailand for a month and sit on a beach... It's an entirely different experience if you build something in addition to that." - Ric Gazarian Fellow Boston-native turned world traveler and humanitarian, Ric Gazarian...

  • 179: Extreme Travel Stories with Brad Bernard

    Brad Bernard is a former-corporate-consultant-turned-writer by day, and extreme experience junkie by night — Brad is the guy behind My Wanderlist, a travel blog documenting his extreme travel experiences — such as dancing with corpses, eating tarantula, h...

  • 178: Your Guide to Life in Medellín with David Lee

    Today’s guest turned a 20-month trip around the world into a new career as a blogger, author, and entrepreneur. He’s traveled to more than 50 countries across six continents, founded two popular travel blogs, Go Backpacking and Medellín Living, written se...

  • 177: Take the Stress Out of Airfare with Flyr’s Alexander Mans

    When you're buying a flight, do you ever feel that twinge of stress when you're about to click the "purchase now" button? How do you know the price won't just drop tomorrow? Or maybe you found a great price but you're worried the price will jump before yo...

  • 176: Make the Life You Want with Lauren Juliff

    Today’s guest quit her job to travel the world. But unlike the common narrative you might have heard from many of the guests on this show, Lauren wasn’t just escaping the mundanity of routine for new experience. She was suffering from frequent anxiety att...

  • 175: Letting Your Dreams Inspire Others with Leon Logothetis

    Today I’m sitting down with a former broker from London who escaped the dull nagging ache of routine to answer for himself the question that so many guests on this show are compelled to explore: What else is there out there? In doing so, Leon Logotheetis...

  • The White House Travel Blogger Summit (5 of 5)

    This is part 5 of a 5 part series on The White House Travel Blogging Summit. Start from part 1. On December 9th, 2015, The White House hosted the top 100 bloggers and digital media influencers in travel to hold a conversation about their study abroad init...

  • The White House Travel Blogger Summit (4 of 5)

    This is part 4 of a 5 part series on The White House Travel Blogging Summit. Start from part 1. On December 9th, 2015, The White House hosted the top 100 bloggers and digital media influencers in travel to hold a conversation about their study abroad init...

  • The White House Travel Blogger Summit (3 of 5)

    This is part 3 of a 5 part series on The White House Travel Blogging Summit. Start from part 1. On December 9th, 2015, The White House hosted the top 100 bloggers and digital media influencers in travel to hold a conversation about their study abroad init...

  • The White House Travel Blogger Summit (2 of 5)

    This is part 2 of a 5 part series on The White House Travel Blogging Summit. Listen to part 1. On December 9th, 2015, The White House hosted the top 100 bloggers and digital media influencers in travel to hold a conversation about their study abroad initi...

  • The White House Travel Blogger Summit (1 of 5)

    This is part 1 of a 5 part series on The White House Travel Blogging Summit. On December 9th, 2015, The White House hosted the top 100 bloggers and digital media influencers in travel to hold a conversation about their study abroad initiatives to foster g...

  • 169: The Transformational Power of Travel with Nellie Huang

    Nellie Huang is an independent journalist and editor with a love for the unknown and an eye for adventure, who’s work has been featured in National Geographic Intelligent Traveler, CNN Go, International Business Times, and more. And her travels have led h...

  • 168: Third Culture Kids Explained with Tayo Rockson

    Tayo Rockson just launched his podcast, As Told by Nomads — which you can find under places and travel, among other categories on iTunes. But it has a different angle. Tayo is exploring this pre-existing concept known as Third Culture Kids, or TCKs. Which...

  • 167: Explore Your Many Selves with Marysia Maciocha

    After trying on a handful of different careers and lives, Marysia Maciocha found the only way to encompass all of these interests was through travel - and the many roles it lets us play. This support was all she needed to fall in love with travel, which s...

  • 166: Get Unstuck with Alana Morgan

    "I was afraid of getting stuck so I made a kind-of-random decision to leave home... I didn't know what I wanted to do, just that I didn't want to be here. And there was no real reason for that other than I'd been here my whole life." Alana Morgan left lif...

  • 165: Finding the Right Questions with Mike Wendland

    Mike Wendeland is a trained journalist who in 2012, bought a recreation vehicle or motor home, and while on the road, began covering the beat of the people and experiences they found along the way on his blog, RoadTreking.com. Mike used to be a traveling...

  • 164: Scared to Life with Jake Ducey

    At 19 years old, Jake Ducey - a teenage surfer in california - abandoned a drug-addled college education to find out what else, what more, might be waiting for him out there. What it was that waiting was a book he would go on to write called Into the Wind...

  • 163: Ski Across Antarctica with Felicity Aston

    At just 23, Felicity Aston left the UK to spend three years living and working in the Antarctic as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey familiarizing herself with the conditions down there. While there, she was part of the first all-female te...

  • 162: Luxury Travel on Any Budget with Stephanie Zito

    “You can have whatever kind of travel experience you want to have no matter what your budget is.” Stephanie Zito’s travels have taken her to over 100 countries. She is a wanderer, humanitarian, storyteller, business founder, evangelist for good, and all a...

  • 161: Overcoming Loss in India with Mariellen Ward

    "If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid and doors will open where you didn't...

  • 160: Travel to Find a Love for Home with Candice Walsh

    After being laid off in 2012, Candice Walsh took the opportunity to jump into a life of travel - along the way figuring out how to start her own location independent career as a freelance travel, copy, and creative writer and editor. She writes about this...

  • 159: Who Can You Be? with Captain and Clark

    In your travels, do you ever feel like you're somebody else? Like you might be stepping temporarily into someone else's shoes? And if so, who is this fleeting person? How are they different from you? Or more importantly, how are they the same? What can yo...

  • 158: Round the World Family Travel with Kathrin Spaccarelli

    Diving back into Family travel today — but for anyone listening who doesn’t have kids, or doesn’t see the family “obstacle” on the horizon, what I like about these conversations is that if you can realize that kids are just a mindset change, just like eve...

  • 157: Let’s Save #JustOneRhino with Bret Love – Part 2

    Bret Love and Green Travel Media are partnering with over 120 bloggers to move just one rhinoceros from South Africa, where poaching is a huge problem, to Botswana, where it will be safer. To promote this, he's giving away over $30,000 in amazing travel p...

  • 156: Travel to Build Change with Bret Love – Part 1

      “A lot of people… hear the word “eco-tourism” and they think it’s just about protecting the environment. But to me, “eco” stands for ecology but it also stands for economy. And eco-tourism is not responsible unless the local communities benefit from the...

  • 155: A Travel Writing Military Wife with Nancy Parode

    We're a little backed up this week. Show notes coming soon! Check back here. Thanks for your patience. :) - Nathaniel Credits Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static Become a Friend of the Show: Please subscribe and review! It just takes a second...

  • 154: Professional Travel Blogging with Melvin Böcher

    On this episode, I'm sitting down with the founder and CEO of Travel Dudes, an award winning travel site inspired by other trips and locals, written by travelers for an enormous audience of travelers. Today's guest, Melvin Böcher has over 200,000 Twitter...

  • 153: A Better Life, Half the Price with Tim Leffel

    Tim Leffel is a writer, author, editor and publisher of travel and business books, and multiple websites — including The Cheapest Destinations Blog, and his upcoming book A Better Life of Half the Price, all about setting up your life abroad for less. Tim...

  • 152: What’s Your 11 Year Old Bucket List? with Robert Reid

    Today’s guest is a travel expert and writer, speaker, a former spokesperson and US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He’s appeared on The Today Show, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, NPR, PRI, and more. Now he’s the Digital Nomad for National Geographic - a job h...

  • 151: A Karaoke Quest to 35 Countries with Harvey Silikovitz

    Today we’re talking about something that is all the rage in Asia, particularly Japan and Korea, but not so popular here in the United States — Karaoke! In the malls of Japan, right next to the stores or food courts, they have karaoke booths — think a phot...

  • 150: Setting Sail with a Family of Five with Behan Gifford

    Having spent a life learning to sail, Behan Gifford lives on a 47 foot sailboat with her husband Jamie and 3 kids, since 2008 when they left their home on Bainbridge Island, one of the 2 residential islands off Seattle. Currently, the Gifford family is cr...

  • 149: Can You Travel with Your Dog? Ask Sonja Lishchynsli

    Sonja Lischynski lives in Ottawa with her husband, Stefan, and a small chihuahua named Montecristo - who, and this is what Sonja explores in her work — travels internationally with Sonja and does not impede her travel style much at all. And that’s the poi...

  • 148: Jump Into Location Independence with Annette O’Neil

    “If you want to be a digital nomad, if you want to be a full time adventurist, all you have to do is sit there and take a look at which ones of your skills are going to help you get there and then just chase them.” Annette O'Neil is a writer, journalist,...

  • 147: The Blind Hiker with Trevor Thomas

    Trevor Thomas always loved extreme sports. This love, however, was threatened when, in 2005, when at the age of 36, Trevor began to lose his sense of sight. And eventually, he went completely blind. But this didn’t stop Trevor from doing something that I...

  • 146: Travel and the Decline of Violence

    We’re over 150 episodes into the Daily Travel Podcast, and today, the day before Thanksgiving in America - our busiest travel day - I wanted to just quickly say thank you for listening, for reaching out and sharing with me how much you like the show. Givi...

  • 145: Travel’s Transformational Power with Lynn O’Rourke Hayes

    Lynn O’Rourke Hayes is a world traveling writer, photographer, consultant, founder and editor of FamilyTravel.com and columnist with the Dallas Morning News. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, and more an...

  • 144: From Cancer Survivor to Marathon Runner with Elena Sonnino

    I’m sitting down on this episode with a travel and wellness writer, teacher, strategist, and cancer survivor, Elena Sonnino to talk about chasing dreams and finding wellness in your travels — and exactly what that word means. Elena's the founder of LiveDo...

  • 143: The Gift of Travel with Dana Howard Freeman

    Dana Freeman Howard is the Founder and Editor of FindandGoSeek.net - a hyperlocal destination website for families to discover what to see and do in their community. She is originally from New York City but has been living in Vermont for the last 14 years...

  • 142: Exploring Self-Identity in Peru with Thai Nguyen

    Thai Nguyen is the founder of  The Utopian Life, which describes itself as "practical wisdom for personal evolution." Thai is living in Cusco, Peru, where he’s working on his first book all about mastering internal dialogues and the stories that shape our...

  • 141: Around the World Alone at 16 with Laura Dekker

    “I never knew if I was going to make it but I just wanted to know. I wanted to set out.” - Laura Dekker Today’s guest did something that no other person her age has ever done before. At age 14, Laura Dekker set out to become the youngest person to circumn...

  • 140: Two Years in Togo with Alicia Sherrin

    Alicia Sherrin has lived in Togo since July 2012 — and if you’re wondering where Togo is, it’s a tiny country between Ghana and Benin, in western Africa. Way back on episode 38, I mentioned someone was listening to the show in Togo, how little I knew abou...

  • 139: Walking Across the United States with Nate Damm

    Today's guest walked across America and lived to tell a TED Talk about it. Nate Damm took seven months to walk across fourteen states, clear across the continent of North America, and in this conversation today I cannot wait to ask him, "Why? Why would yo...

  • 138: Finding Adventure Even After You Have Kids with Katja Gaskell

    Katja Gaskell has been published by Lonely Planet, Mr & Mrs Smith, and many other travel publications. She's moved with her husband and two kids to Mexico City, after living previously in Australia and India - while visiting Sri Lanka, Nepal, New Zealand,...

  • 137: Unleash Yourself with Jean Ellen Whatley

    "How many people trudge off to work dreading the day ahead? How many people do you know who feel trapped in their jobs, working just to pay the mortgage, instead of pursuing their life's ambition because they just can't afford to take a risk? I can't, but...

  • 136: Running Across Every Country with Akshay Nanavati – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Akshay Nanavati from Existing2Living. Listen to Part 1 in which we talk about his battles with addiction, war, and PTSD. Today’s guest is on a lifelong quest to traverse every country in the world, on foot, while rai...

  • 135: Post Traumatic Growth with Akshay Nanavati

    This episode is part of a wider campaign for Veterans Day 2014 called Voices for Vets, in which more than 40+ podcasters have dedicated an episode of their show to interview a veteran or discuss veteran issues. Learn more. “The symptoms [of PTSD] don’t ha...

  • 134: 25 Countries in One Year with Lauren Salisbury

    Lauren Salisbury is the founder of Something In Her Ramblings, a travel blog aimed at inspiring women and solo travelers to explore the open road. A California native, she has found the best way to get to know a region of the world is to live there, and w...

  • 133: “If They Can Do It, Why Not Me?” with Johnny FD

    “One of the things I admire most about travelers is how independent and confident they are. Those are qualities I never had growing up.” Today’s guest left a life in California to spend 4 years on the road with friends before settling, broke, in Thailand...

  • 132: “You’re Born a Traveler But Society Makes You a Tourist” with Bruce Poon Tip

    "Travel can transform communities and lives around the world... Imagine if we got to a place where people can go on holidays as their way of giving back." - Bruce Poon Tip I’m excited to bring on the show a figurehead in the world of travel whose passion...

  • 131: The Many Lives Travel Affords Us with Matt Gibson

    On this episode, I’m sitting down with a Canadian outdoors adventurer, explorer of remote places, online entrepreneur and consultant, writer and photographer, snowboarding enthusiast, and digital jack of all trades -- whose skills have, I discover, led hi...

  • 130: Creating Location Independence as a Writer with Gigi Griffis

    How do you feel when I say, “Staying in your current job?” How do you feel when I say, “Taking a new job?” How do you feel when I say, “Starting your own business?” This last option was the one that this episode's guest knew she had to pursue, and one she...

  • 129: Live Life with a Sense of Urgency with Mandy France

    "I don't buy a lot of things. I buy pins on the map." Mandy France is the founder and contributing editor of The Responsible Traveler. She is a freelance travel writer and editor, a published children’s author and an illustrator. She is an ethical adventu...

  • 128: Holding On to Your Travel Self At Home with Anne Lowrey

    Anne Lowrey is a small town girl who discovered the rest of the world. Those are her words — and she’s been to nearly 40 countries while still holding a full time job. She’s done this by prioritizing travel in her life, which is what I want this show to...

  • 127: Money Saving on Autopilot with Listen Money Matters

    Saving money is tricky. There are people listening who want to know how to save more at home, spend less on the road, or save more on the road so they can perpetuate their travels. So often, we ask travelers about travel saving strategies — and while I th...

  • 126: Life on a Sailboat with Rebecca Burg

    Rebecca Burg is the author of the book Sail With Me, which chronicles her experienced as a home-owning, career-focused lady who gave up the security for an uncommon lifestyle — living aboard a small boat, earning a living with low-paying odd jobs instead...

  • 125: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail in South America with Brian Kevin

    Today's guest is the author of The Footloose American (get it on Amazon), a travelogue following the footsteps of famed-writer Hunter S. Thompson across South America. This was a journey I wasn't aware he'd ever taken that Brian recreated, studied, pulled...

  • 124: Solo Female Travel Fears with Kelly Lewis

    Kelly Lewis is an avid traveler with a love of writing. She’s also the founder of Go Girl Guides, a series of travel guides written by women specifically for women. And by the way, if you’re a guy, then give it a listen because Kelly’s got travel advice f...

  • 123: A Storied Career in Travel Photography with Robert Holmes

    On this episode, Robert Holmes shares his stories from his career as a travel photographer, covering an expedition to Mount Everest and meeting Ansel Adams, and more. Robert Holmes career as one of the world’s most successful and prolific travel photograp...

  • 122: Dancing Around the World with Mickela Mallozzi from Bare Feet

    Mickela Mallozzi is a dance instructor turned television host of the travel show called Bare Feet, which has aired on Travel and Escape and NYC Life, a PBS affiliate in New York. Starting in the Fall of 2015, Bare Feet will be nationally distributed on PB...

  • 121: Shivya Nath’s Life of Travel

    “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Today we’re talking to Shivya Nath, who at the age of 23 quit her job in the tourism industry to build for herself a life of travel as a soc...

  • 120: Exploring Location Independence with Jesse Krieger

    Today's guest got started traveling around the US as a young kid - visiting all the National Parks in a Volkswagen Van, right out of a postcard. Jesse Krieger has spent living as a musician in Vienna, touring Europe from there, and musicianship -= along w...

  • 119: Do Things That Scare You with Matt Karsten

    Matthew Karsten has been an Expert Vagabond for the past four years, and if you want to know what that means, then you’re in the right place because we are going to get to that. Matthew champions the belief that travel doesn’t have to be expensive, gettin...

  • 118: Runaway with Juno Kim

    Juno Kim is the founder or Runaway Media, a career breaker, having escaped the confines of her cubicle and embracing the realistic life of full time travel. She covers her work at her blog, Runaway Juno, where she writes on her experiences and why she did...

  • 117: How Trippy was Born from a Love of Travel with Founder J.R. Johnson

    JR Johnson is the CEO and founder of Trippy, a really fantastic Q&A website for anyone who has travel questions and wants answers from real people, or feels compelled to share their own travel stories and information. Formerly, JR founded Virtual Tourist,...

  • 116: Six-Figure Travel Blogging Tips from Gary Arndt – Part 2

    In yesterday's session, Everything Everywhere's Gary Arndt shared with us how he went from software entrepreneur to world traveler, earning six-figures from his blog and traveling to over 160 countries in 7 years. If you want to create for yourself a life...

  • 115: Getting Over Travel Fears with Gary Arndt – Part 1

    Today’s guest is known as one of the most prolific and trafficked travel bloggers in the world. Gary Arndt has been traveling around the world nonstop since 2007, across all 7 continents and over 160 different countries and territories, and writing and ph...

  • 114: Use Airbnb to Live and Work Anywhere with Jasper Ribbers – Part 2

    Get $25 off your next Airbnb rental! This is part 2 of my conversation with Jasper Ribbers. Listen to part 1. If you’re interested in knowing everything there is to know about Airbnb, then today’s episode is for you. Today’s guest is the co-author of the...

  • 113: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb with Jasper Ribbers – Part 1

    Get $25 off your next Airbnb rental! If you’re interested in knowing everything there is to know about Airbnb, then today’s episode is for you. Today’s guest is the co-author of the book Get Paid for Your Pad, easily the most comprehensive resource I’ve s...

  • 112: Understanding India with Lakshmi Sharath

    Today's guest is an Indian-born writer, photographer and media professional having worked at one of India's most read newspapers. Her work has been published by dozens of media outlets. In 2007, Lakshmi Sharath left her 15-year career to take a creative s...

  • 111: Loving Iceland with Auður from I Heart Reykjavik

    "I don't think of myself as a traveler. I'm more of a curious person and I just have to go places to find my answers." Auður Olafsdottir runs the travel blog and tour company I Heart Reykjavik where she blogs about her home city and her amazing country wa...

  • 110: A New Place Every 91 Days with Mike and Juergen

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

  • 109: Stocktrading To Fund Your Travel Life with Marcello Arrambidé

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

  • 108: 5 Steps to Save Confidently for a Travel Life with Paula Pant

    "As a little kid, I shuttled back forth between Ohio and Kathmandu, Nepal. Which I realize might make me sound worldly, except for the fact that my worldview was so limited that I thought the whole world was no bigger than Ohio and Nepal."  In 2008, today...

  • 107: Photography and Space Tourism with Eric James

    Today's guest is an innovator, creative artist, aviator, “working on world changing innovations and connecting with people all over the world.” Eric James is an avid traveler and he’s flown a fighter jet, which is pretty cool. He’s also tentatively set to...

  • 106: “Where Are Your Borders?” with Ginger Kern – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Ginger Kern. Listen to part 1. Today we’re exploring what I mean when I talk about becoming an Explorer, or taking the mindset of an explorer into everything you do. Ginger Kern has spent the last 4 years traveling t...

  • 105: Choosing the Traveler’s Mindset with Ginger Kern – Part 1

    Today we’re exploring what I mean when I talk about becoming an Explorer, or taking the mindset of an explorer into everything you do. Ginger Kern has spent the last 4 years traveling the world and observing the effects of travel on happiness, or how trav...

  • 104: Get Inspired to Explore with Passion Passport’s Zach Glassman

    "That idea that there are walls around me never existed... There's a humanity that unites us all." - Zach Glassman Two years ago, Zach Glassman left his job in corporate finance to make travel a bigger priority in his life, and the experience he had was t...

  • 103: Trek the Annapurna Circuit with Kristin Addis

    After growing up in Southern California, Kristin Addis found herself an investment banker who couldn’t ignore the call to adventure. So in 2012, after a year-long recovery from a debilitating shoulder surgery helped her realize she wasn't satisfied with h...

  • 102: How Kristin Addis Quit Her Job to Travel Solo – Part 1

    "I'm not going to spend my youth doing something I don't love. It seems really flip-flopped to me that we spend our youth working so that we can go travel when we're older when we might not make it that far in life, or have the ability to carry a bag anym...

  • 101: The Beauty of Reckless Abandon with Chris Plough – Part 2

    Today’s guest is someone I met in Portland while attending World Domination Summit in July 2014. He shared this high energy and enthusiasm story about a motorcycle ride through the frozen Siberian landscape to the Arctic Circle. Everything he had to say a...

  • 100: Inspiration from 100 Travel Experts

      I can’t believe this is the 100th episode of The Daily Travel Podcast. I am so thankful to all of you listening to the show. You are the fuel that powers this show — and I’d like to just be sure you know how thankful I am that you’re out there and that...

  • 99: Overcoming Loss on the Mongol Rally with Chris Plough

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

  • 98: 3 Steps to Becoming a Travel Blogger with C.C. Chapman – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with content expert and world traveler, C.C. Chapman. Check out part one! C.C. Chapman is a lover of travel and online content, which for those of you who don’t care about that sort of thing, means he loves helping people...

  • 97: Tell Amazing Travel Stories with C.C. Chapman – Part 1

    C.C. Chapman is a lover of travel and online content, which for those of you who don’t care about that sort of thing, means he loves helping people make the things that you read or listen to, like this show, even better. He’s a sort of secret travel write...

  • 96: Find and Live Your Legend with Scott Dinsmore

    Today’s guest bills himself as an entrepreneur and an explorer, and is definitely a man after my own heart. As such, Scott Dinsmore is the guy behind Live Your Legend, a revolution of people out to change the world by doing work they love. On there, Scott...

  • 95: An Artist Without Location with Candace Rose Rardon

    Candace Rardon is a writer, speaker, sketch artist and illustrator out telling stories about the world through her words and watercolors. You can see these stories on her blog and portfolio The Great Affair. Among other publications, her work has been fea...

  • 94: Chris Guillebeau’s Quest to Visit Every Country

    "Travel gave me all the confidence... I guess I didn't have a lot of self-esteem. I grew a lot as a person just by undertaking challenges and being in difficult situations and just by realizing, 'I can probably figure things out.'" - Chris Guillebeau A si...

  • 93: Explore Alaska and Antarctica with Adventurer Laurent Dick

    This session's guest has been running independent tours for people of all ages through some of the colder regions of the world for over 20 years, including tours of Alaska and sailing trips to Antarctica - both of which really piqued my curiosity. Laurent...

  • 92: Showing Your Kid the World with Talon Windwalker

    This episode's guest is many things - including an author and writer, running coach, scuba instructor, Zen monk. He’s also a single father of an adopted son. In 2011, he left his career to explore a nomadic lifestyle with his then 9-year old son, believin...

  • 91: Youngest American to Visit Every Country in the World with Lee Abbamonte

    In this session, I have the privilege to talk to the person who holds the world record for being the youngest American to visit every country in the world. Lee Abbamonte appears regularly on Fox, Travel Channel, NBC, CNN, BBC, ESPN and many others as well...

  • 90: Embrace Your Inner Weirdness with Chris Backe

    Chris Backe left Kentucky for Korea, where he lived in Seoul and taught English as a way to create for himself an opportunity to make travel a bigger, more regular part of his day-to-day. Last year, he and his wife moved to Thailand -where they’ve been bo...

  • 89: The Value of Travel Stories with Lavinia Spalding

    Today we're talking about the value of stories in travel or life and why they matter to the individual and society. I want us to explore why travel matters and today's guest gives us the chance to do exactly that. Lavinia Spalding is the author of two boo...

  • 88: Two Unusual Ways to Save Money on European Roadtrips featuring Cori George

    Did you know that if you need a new car, you can buy one, get flown to Europe and put up in a nice hotel, receive a tour of the factory with lunch, and can then drive it for as long as you'd like around Europe before the manufacturer will ship it overseas...

  • 87: Finding Microadventure in Your Backyard with Bryan Harris

    Today I want to talk about a prevailing motif on this show which is the idea that adventure is relative. You don’t need to go far, like Jodi Ettenberg said in episode 10, “What does off the beaten path really mean? This idea that you can only satisfy the...

  • 86: How to Make Your Own Microadventures with Alastair Humphreys

    Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud or TuneIn "The most rewarding travel experiences are the ones that are quite difficult and you’re slightly pushing your limits all the time." - Alastair Humphreys When I first conceived of this show, I was d...

  • 85: How to Find Free Accommodation Anywhere with Nora Dunn – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Nora Dunn. Listen to Part 1. In 2006, today’s guest left a career in financial planning to embrace the desire of perpetual travel, which she has been doing for the past 8 years. This includes train journeys across Ca...

  • 84: How to Make Full Time Travel Financially Sustainable with Nora Dunn – Part 1

    This is part 1 of my conversation with Nora Dunn. Listen to Part 2. In 2006, today’s guest left a career in financial planning to embrace the desire of perpetual travel, which she has been doing for the past 8 years. This includes train journeys across Ca...

  • 83: Taking a Leap Into a Life of Travel with Rachel Johnson

    Today’s guest recently quit her job to take the plunge and make travel a bigger priority in her life. Rachel Johnson and her husband couldn’t resolve their conflicting work schedules so they did what any perfectly rational couple would do: They both quit....

  • 82: Exploring Your Culture Through Food with Sarahlynn Pablo

    Sarahlynn Pablo is a food and culture writer who covers the food scene in her home city of Chicago, which is an enormous and delicious food scene to cover — while also exploring her heritage as a second generation Filipino-American citizen. Sarahlynn is a...

  • 81: Shannon O’Donnell’s Service-Based Travel and Life

    In 2008, Shannon O'Donnell took off a year off from her career in to go around the world, supporting herself with her SEO, and make a travel a bigger priority in her life. Today, she's been on the road for five and a half years, and helps others get start...

  • 80: Overcoming Solo Female Travel Fears with Becki Enright

    In 2007, Becki Enright left her career in Public Relations and set out from her home in England for her first solo-female travel experience to Vietnam. Seven years later, she has yet to stop. She’s been through China, Mongolia. India, Kenya, Magadgascar,...

  • 79: Inside the Mind of an Ex-Pat in Vietnam with Damian Thompson

    After two decades, today’s guest left his sales career, working for massive tech corporations like Symantic and McAfee, to pursue his own thing in a different place. That place was Singapore where he started his sales and marketing automation company, Lin...

  • 78: Traveling Cambodia’s Past and Present with Noah Lederman

    Noah Lederman was the grandson of Holocaust survivors who, as you might imagine and is often the case, were never keen to share their stories with those who have followed them in time. However, through his travels, he became more curious about these secre...

  • 77: How to Get Started Travel Hacking with Stephanie Zito

    Stephanie Zito’s travels have taken her to over 100 countries. She is a wanderer, humanitarian, storyteller, business founder, evangelist for good, and all around beauty-seeker whose love of travel and involvement in relief and development have taken her...

  • 76: The Authentic World is Infinite with Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Uncornered Market. Listen to Part 1! Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll are husband-and-wife-adventure travelers and storytellers, writers and speakers, who took a creative sabbatical to Prague that wound up being the spri...

  • 75: Twelve Years of Nonstop Travel with Uncornered Market – Pt 1

    Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll are husband-and-wife-adventure travelers and storytellers, writers and speakers, who took a creative sabbatical to Prague that wound up being the springboard they didn't expect into a life of travel. Today, they've been the ro...

  • 74: Unpacking the Suitcase Entrepreneur with Natalie Sisson – Part 2

    This is part two of my conversation with Natalie Sisson. Listen to part 1! Special heads up! If you want to be one of the first to know about Natalie’s Freedom Plan, then  join the list! This show is about building your legend, and how travel provides you...

  • 73: Finding Freedom with The Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson – Part 1

    Special heads up! If you want to be one of the first to know about Natalie's Freedom Plan, then  join the list! This show is about building your legend, and how travel provides you the opportunity to do so. And today’s guest is a shining example of what I...

  • 72: From Flight Attendant to Digital Nomad with Sabrina Taylor

    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 bu...

  • 71: Jill and Josh Stanton’s Life of Travel – Part 2

    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 clos...

  • 70: Screw the Nine to Five with Jill and Josh Stanton – 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 trave...

  • 69: How to Face the Fear of Uncertainty with Sean Ogle

    "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 Loca...

  • 68: Give Yourself Permission to Travel with Lillie Marshall

    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 cou...

  • 67: How to Make a Travel Life with Caz Makepeace from Y Travel Blog

    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...

  • 66: A Family Life of Travel with David & Carrie McKeegan

    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 t...

  • 65: Nomadic Family Travel with Josh Bender

    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...

  • 64: Sailing Your Family Across the Atlantic with Erik Hemingway

    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 interesti...

  • 63: Learning to Live Anywhere with Libby Tucker

    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 s...

  • 62: How to Live and Work Anywhere with Justin Cooke

    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 tow...

  • 61: Location Independence in Saigon with Jon Myers

    “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 real...

  • 60: Why Travel Matters with Caleb Wojcik

    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...

  • 59: Trey Ratcliff Explores Secret Worlds

    “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...

  • 58: Overcoming Loss to Choose a Life of Travel with Dalene and Pete Heck

    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 e...

  • 57: A Neverending Voyage with Digital Nomad Erin McNeaney

    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...

  • 56: Long Term Travel with Type 1 Diabetes

    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,...

  • 55: At the Edge of Your Comfort Zone with Tyler Tervooren

    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, t...

  • 54: Money Saving Tips to Get Unstuck with Stephen Warley

    “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, s...

  • 53: Rome’s Food and Craft Beer with Katie Parla

    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 c...

  • 52: 8 Years of Nonstop Travel with Craig Martin

    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...

  • 51: Don’t Wait to Travel, Go Now says Christopher Elliott

    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 bef...

  • 50: Finding Belonging Everywhere with Kevin Le

    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 sal...

  • 49: A Better Way to Learn a Language with Benny Lewis

    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 youtu...

  • 48: Learn Languages to Unlock the World with Jackie Laulainen

    “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 expe...

  • 47: Housesitting, All You Need to Know with Dani Heinrich

    What are the downsides to housesitting? "There are none!" says Dani from GlobetrotterGirls.com. In today's episode, it's a deep dive into Housesitting. What is it, how does it work, why is it safe, and how can it open up a world of free, authentic travel...

  • 46: Be a Better Travel Blogger (or Podcaster) with Gary Bembridge – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Gary Bembridge. Listen to part 1 in which we discuss unusual cruise experiences. Today, I change up the show a little to bring on Gary Bembridge and pick his brain on what travel bloggers can do to create a better re...

  • 45: Unusual Cruise Experiences with Gary Bembridge – Part 1

    Gary Bembridge has been traveling every month of every year for the past 20+ years. It used to be as a business traveler, doing global marketing. Nowadays, he’s a independent consultant. For the past 9 years, he’s been running tipsfortravelers.com, a webs...

  • 44: Write Your Travel Story with Trover’s Jason Karas

    "That is the basic motif of the hero journey: leaving one condition, finding the source of life to bring you forth in a richer condition." - Joseph Campbell From his time spent as a Boy Scout growing up in Boston, Jason Karas got an early start to becomin...

  • 43: Finding Happiness in A Life of Travel with Matt Long

    When Matt Long was a little kid, he memorized the geography sections of the world from the old Peanuts encyclopedia. He had the flag of Scotland hanging on his wall. Flash forward to 2010, and Matt was miserable as a lobbiest for a non-profit in Washingto...

  • 42: How to Explore Food Culture with Nicole Taylor

    Food can provide you a sort of cultural topography of a place through the people living there and the stories behind the things they produce. Food, whether specialty products or a homecooked meal, is an expression not only of a culture, but of the individ...

  • 41: Solo Travel Inspiration with Mike Corey – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Mike Corey. Listen to part 1. Mike Corey is a host, travel blogger, videographer, photographer, breakdancer, and enthusiastic world explorer. He’s currently serving as the first travel brand ambassador for Skype, whi...

  • 40: Overcoming Travel Fears with Mike Corey – Part 1

    "The cool thing about life is that the more you open yourself up to life, the more life opens itself up to you." Mike Corey is a host, travel blogger, videographer, photographer, breakdancer, and enthusiastic world explorer. He’s currently serving as the...

  • 39: Frequent Flying with Business Travel Expert Chris McGinnis

    After building a lot of frequent flyer miles from his business-related travel, Chris McGinnis applied his skills as a consultant to teach his coworkers about maximizing their experience. When he realized this was something he could do full time, he jumped...

  • 38: A Quick Thank You

    In this short update, I just want to say thank you! Thank you for listening. Thank you for subscribing, and leaving a review on iTunes. I’m thrilled to have you as a founding member of a community of explorers. With all of you listening, I’m humbled - but...

  • 37: How Travel Stories Change Us with Michael Turtle

    Michael Turtle is an explorer and writer. Like me, Michael quit his job as a TV producer at age 30 to create a life of travel, to finally experience the complexity of the world at his own pace. On his website, Time Travel Turtle, he invites you to explore...

  • 36: How Alex Baackes Created Her Life of Travel

    The desire to travel independently is a feeling that stirs within a lot of us. It's a big step that not everyone will take. But at 19, Alexandra Baackes wanted it badly enough to make it a reality. She cobbled together a "DIY Summer Abroad" to volunteer a...

  • 35: Travel Longer with Billy Taylor

    "Some people have the idea that if you travel nonstop you must be a trust fund baby with endless funds or a travel blogger making money from that and in reality, there are so many ways that people can make money online now," says today's guest, Billy Tayl...

  • 34: Overland Travel Adventures with Michael Hodson

    Michael Hodson quit his career as a lawyer in Arkansas to seek fulfillment on the road. His goal? To circle the globe without using an airplane and write about it. He completed it in 16 months. Starting his blog to document his journey, he returned and to...

  • 33: Elisa Doucette’s Life of Travel – Part 2

    In episode 32, we discussed how Elisa left her job and went from never living outside the state of Maine to running her own freelance writing agency out of Bali, Indonesia. And how she didn't let a debilitating motorbike wreck stop her from continuing her...

  • 32: From Small Town Girl to Digital Nomad with Elisa Doucette – Part 1

    How does a small-town, girl-next-door working in Maine as an insurance salesperson become a digital nomad, living in Thailand, visiting friends and clients in Saigon, and freelancing to support her freedom? Her adventures weren’t always as seductive. Almo...

  • 31: Travel is a Duty with Ryan Moran

    Today's guest is a sought after speaker and thought leader on lifestyle freedom, Ryan Moran. He specializes in helping others build lifestyle businesses for themselves, and for those unfamiliar, lifestyle business has become the term for a business that s...

  • 30: Leaving Corporate to Afford Adventure with Greg Hickman

    Today’s guest is an online entrepreneur, the host of two business podcasts - Mobile Mixed, and more recently Leaving Corporate - and he’s not known for his travels. But, Greg Hickman is without a doubt in my mind, an explorer  and lifelong learner. I know...

  • 29: How John Lee Dumas’ Travels Inspired His Success

    "We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Soundcloud or TuneIn Do you feel you've earned the right to travel? Are you willing to give yourself the pe...

  • 28: How to Turn a Career Break into a Life of Travel with Sherry Ott – Part 2

    Sherry Ott is calling from the other side, where adventure lies, to show you that it’s not that scary, it’s not too uncomfortable, and it’s not a bad career move to take a career break for long term travel. But before she became this explorer of an amazin...

  • 27: How Sherry Ott Turned a Career Break into a Life of Travel – Part 1

    Sherry Ott was burned out. But rather than to go on vacation, she decided to do something a bit more radical. She quit her six-figure job as an IT director and project manager to spend a year traveling around the world. Having only started traveling inter...

  • 26: Painting Argentina with Antrese Wood

    “A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give it weight in one’s life. There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.” ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel Antrese Wood is painting...

  • 25: Get Started in Travel Hacking with Scott Mackenzie

    Did you like what Scott Mackenzie had to say in this episode about earning and redeeming points and miles? If you'd like to get started with points and miles, then you can check out my book The Beginners Guide to Points and Miles. And be sure to follow hi...

  • 24: How to Create a Life of Nonstop Travel with The Wandering Earl

    In 1999, Earl Baron graduated college and took what was supposed to be a 3-month trip to Asia. Today, that trip has yet to end. It was within a week that he discovered a new version of himself, meeting people, all the new experiences, and everything he wa...

  • 23: Aspire to Travel with Regina Busse

    It was over egg rolls and stir fry, when her Aunt Judy unexpectedly shared her travel stories with her teenage niece. Captivated and enthralled by her aunt's own personal legend, Regina Busse knew instantly that she wanted the same, to be more adventurous...

  • 22: Jason Moore on Fear and Travel Advice – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Jason Moore. Listen to part 1, From Zero to Travel with Jason Moore. Jason Moore has this concept he calls "Wanderliving." And for 15 years, he's been making full time travel a reality for himself. Today, he's helpin...

  • 21: From Zero to Travel with Jason Moore – Part 1

    Jason Moore has this concept he calls "Wanderliving." And for 15 years, he's been making full time travel a reality for himself. Today, he's helping his audience do the same on his website and podcast, Zero to Travel. When I had the idea for this show, Ja...

  • 20: Travel Hacking to Find Authentic Experiences with Travis Sherry

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Travis Sherry. Listen to part 1. Travis Sherry got a late start in life to traveling the world internationally. He was 25 when he finally got bit by the travel bug on a study abroad internship trip, living in Lozan,...

  • 19: Travis Sherry on the Unexpected Value of Culture Shock

    Travis Sherry got a late start in life to traveling the world internationally. He was 25 when he finally got bit by the travel bug on a study abroad internship trip, living in Lozan, Switzerland. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to make for himself a...

  • 18: From Amateur to Explorer with Chris Christensen

    Long before The Daily Travel Podcast launched, Chris Christensen was blazing the trail for travel podcasters to follow. Chris has been producing his podcast since 2005, just a year after the medium began. At the time, he loved podcasts but hadn’t found th...

  • 17: Packing Made Perfect with Fred Perrotta of Tortuga Backpacks

    Get $20 off Tortuga Backpacks! Fred was nice enough to put together an exclusive promo code for listeners of The Daily Travel Podcast. Through the end of June, get 10% off at Tortuga Backpacks with discount code DTP514. Get your backpack here! Thanks Fred...

  • 16: How Ben Krueger Made Travel a Part of his Life

    Ben Krueger comes to us from his office in the jungles of Costa Rica. Ben is the founder and operator of Authority Engine, an avid entrepreneur, marketer, and adventurer. He started his company from his laptop as a hub for podcasting information services...

  • 15: Grant Baldwin on How to Make the Most of a Gap Year

    Go to college, incur thousands of dollars of debt, and have no plan to pay it off. "That is a horrible idea." This is the message Grant Baldwin tells his audience every year at Iowa State University freshman orientation, and one he spreads during his trav...

  • 14: Travel Yourself by Yourself with Cailin O’Neil

    Cailin’s been making films since she was 12, and traveling for even longer. So one day, having the background she has, she decided that rather than dream to have her own travel series on television, she’d just go out there and do it herself. She took a vi...

  • 13: Escape Overseas with Domingo Silvas from EscapeArtist.com

    When I reached out to Domingo Silvas to be on the show, I thought, "I've traveled extensively, do I really need someone to tell me how to live in another country?" Then I realized how drastically different this is than the travel I might be used to, even...

  • 12: Nerd Fitness’ Steve Kamb on the Importance of Fitness and Travel – Part 2

    This is part 2 of my conversation with Steve Kamb. Listen to part 1. Steve Kamb is the man behind the incredibly successful NerdFitness.com where he helps nerds and average Joes, and podcast hosts, level up their lives. As the title suggests, his primary...

  • 11: How Steve Kamb Made Travel a Bigger Priority in his Life – Part 1

    Steve Kamb wants to help his fellow nerds get healthy. To differentiate in a very crowded fitness industry, he leveraged the idea of creating a community around helping people like himself get healthy and stay fit on his blog, Nerd Fitness. When the blog ...

  • 10: Jodi Ettenberg on Eating Street Food Safely, Plus Her Best Travel Advice – Part 2

    Food is an adventure. If you agree with that statement and want to explore a culture through its food but are worried about getting sick, listen to Jodi Ettenberg's advice on how to safely navigate the delicious back alleys of street food, anywhere in the...

  • 9: How Jodi Ettenberg Left Her Career for a Life of Travel – Part 1

    Jodi Ettenberg had a lifelong dream to take the Transsiberian Railway that over time, despite a successful career that she enjoyed, she just couldn't ignore. After saving up as a lawyer in New York City, Jodi took a career break to see the world for a yea...

  • 8: Get Inspired with Matt Wilson from Under30Experiences

    Standing atop a volcano in Iceland, Matt Wilson had an epiphany. How did he really want to spend the best years of his life? Today, he is the co-founder and Adventurer-in-Residence of Under30Media, Under30CEO, and Under30Experiences. Before starting them,...

  • 7: How Getting Laid Off Led Geraldine DeRuiter to Embrace a Life of Travel

    Geraldine DeRuiter knew she was going to get laid off. Her boss told her to go to Italy with her friend on a trip they had planned. While she was there, a coworker told her the entire office was being let go. She finished her wine and told her husband, wh...

  • 6: How Travel Helped Johnny Jet Overcome Anxiety, Embrace Adventure

    When Johnny Jet was 18, he was terrified of flying. He had a bad case of anxiety that made it difficult to get out of his home. Then, he met a girl who wanted him to go to Hong Kong with her. So, he talked his dad into buying him a cheap business class fa...

  • 5: Travel is Easy with Nomadic Matt

    Today’s guest runs the award winning travel blog, NomadicMatt.com. In 2005, he was inspired by fellow backpackers to escape the 9-5 and make travel a bigger priority in his life. After becoming an expert from his experiences, his work has been featured in...

  • 4: Adventure is for Everyone with The Planet D

    Dave and Deb are not only married, but bill themselves as Canada’s Adventure Couple. Since 2008, they have lived their motto that “Adventure is for Everyone,” not just those who’ve spent a lifetime preparing and training. They’ve explored over 80 countrie...

  • 3: Exploring the Unknown with David Wood

    In today's episode, a young chimney sweep goes to Tunisia and comes home an accidental world explorer. I'm welcoming a fellow podcaster to the show. He is the host of The Kickass Life  and Amplified Network Marketing podcasts. But he’s not just a podcaste...

  • 2: Warren and Betsy Talbot from Married with Luggage

    Betsy and Warren Talbot are a recovering 40-something, Type-A couple who spent their 20s and 30s climbing the corporate ladder only to realize it wasn’t the ladder they wanted to be climbing. So, in October, 2010, just shy of their 40th birthdays, the cou...

  • 1: Introducing the Daily Travel Podcast!

    About a year ago, I had an idea for a podcast. It was a small idea but nobody was doing it. Today, after a lot of hard work, it's become something completely different and far more exciting. I've connected with more amazing people than I ever could've ima...