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TTB 108: Travel Disaster Stories and Voluntourism
Oct 19 • 83 min
Jules and Christine run the blog @Don’tforgettomove and podcast @notsobonvoyage which discuss ethical/sustainable tourism and when sh*t goes wrong on the road, respectively. They joined us on our podcast this week to discuss voluntourism and of course,…
TTB 107: The Philly Guide
Oct 12 • 70 min
Keshler Thibert is a Philadelphia native and member of Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and a contributing writer with Hidden Philadelphia. Today we talked about the tours he offers in…
TTB 106: SeptemberTravel Bites with Bob and Elliot
Oct 5 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of September. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: (4:01): Why travel should be considered an essential human…
TTB 105: Cycling From Alaska to Patagonia
Sep 28 • 86 min
Mark Watson is a New Zealand-based photographer and author specializing in landscape, adventure and travel photography. Mark spent four years cycling from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of 28,000 miles (46k km) linking together…
TAT 002: Travel Safety
Sep 25 • 60 min
On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses: Our biggest concerns when it comes to your safety abroad. Do men have it easier when it comes to solo travel over women? Our favorite tips and tricks that help us be safer travelers. (4:00):…
TTB 104: Hiking Antarctica
Sep 21 • 67 min
Justin Jones is one of the premier motivational speakers and extreme adventurers in the world. In our conversation today, Justin discussed how he completed the first unsupported kayak expedition from Australia to New Zealand (62 days, 3318 km/ 2075 mi),…
TTB 103: Animals Using Drugs
Sep 14 • 67 min
He was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of the Botanical Preservation Corps and was on the 2010 expedition to Peru collecting seeds and information on medicinal, edible, and…
TTB 102: August Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot
Sep 7 • 41 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of August. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: (7:45) A man is caught by incoming pilots to be flying by jetpack…
TTB 101: War Tourism
Aug 31 • 64 min
Michael Hilliard has been involved in journalism since 2010, working and reporting from countries ranging from Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, China, Belarus and many more. He has broken front page news a number of times, and has worked with sources…
TTB 100: The Roman Guy
Aug 24 • 49 min
Brandon Shaw is the Co-Founder of one of Italy’s most popular tour companies, The Tour Guy/The Roman Guy. From how to navigate the city, where to grab a slice of pizza, to where to stock up on the best wine, Brandon was able to provide us with detailed…
TTB 099: Behind the Scenes of Venice
Aug 17 • 70 min
On this podcast we spoke with Igor Scomparin of Tour Leader Venice, who specializes in off the beaten path tours in Venice. He shared a ton of ways YOU can stay away from the large crowds and get to experience Venice just like a local. From visiting the…
TTB 098: Oaxaca Mexico with Coast to Costa
Aug 9 • 60 min
While living in Spain for four years, Andrew developed fluency for the language and fell in love with the culture. His time there has given him the ability to create a local’s experience, highlighting some of the best- kept secrets that cannot be found in…
TTB 097: July Travel Bites W Bob And Elliot
Aug 3 • 33 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of July. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: Anyone else crossing their fingers for a season 2 of Zac Efron’s…
TAT 001: Covid-19 and Travel
Jul 31 • 64 min
On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses how COVID-19 has impacted their travel plans, travel content, and general daily lives. We get into what the future of travel may be like post COVID-19 and ways we’re holding onto optimism for…
TTB 096: Mesoamerican Psychoactive Flora
Jul 27 • 77 min
Scott Lite is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, adventurer, seed-saver, plant hunter, explorer and apprentice to the shaman of the world. He was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of…
TTB 095: The Thoughtful Traveler
Jul 20 • 69 min
Amanda Kendle is a travel podcaster, blogger, and most importantly a Thoughtful Traveler. Amanda is the host of The Thoughtful Travel podcast where she discusses mindfulness, travel planning, slow travel, and voluntourism.
TTB 094: The Travel Entrepreneur
Jul 13 • 64 min
Joshua Biggers is a travel blogger, travel author, and digital creator living the Digital Nomad Life. Joshua creates informative travel content that helps people around the world see the world as affordably and as efficiently as possible.
TTB 093: June Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Jul 6 • 31 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of June. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: The European Union will not allow Americans in for what may end up…
TTB 092: Walking the Yangtze River
Jun 29 • 50 min
A continuation from the last episode: Ash Dykes is an explorer, extreme athlete, motivational speaker and 3x World First Record Holder. Ash recently head-lined global news by becoming the first person to hike the entire length of the Yangtze River in…
TTB 091: Walking Across Mongolia and Madagascar
Jun 22 • 50 min
Ash Dykes is an explorer, extreme athlete, motivational speaker and 3x World First Record Holder. On this podcast Ash discusses his mind boggling hikes across both Mongolia and Madagascar where he encountered and overcame everything from mythical jungle…
TTB 090: The London Tour Guide
Jun 15 • 58 min
Simon Cole is the London tour guide. Simon has a deep admiration for the lengthy history and the quirky nature of the City of London and those who occupy it. Using his personal curiosity to inspire others, Simon takes people deep into off the beaten path…
TTB 089: The Motorcycle Ride Across Two Continents
Jun 8 • 60 min
This week we spoke with Paulo Martino, a professional motorcycle adventurer and owner of Artful Ink Studios. On this podcast Paulo brings us through his incredible four month trip by motorcycle starting in Dubai then through the Middle East, Eastern…
TTB 088: May Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Jun 1 • 22 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of May in a world where travel news is still dominated by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We break down how COVID-19 impacted countries are…
TTB 087: Active Travel Adventure
May 25 • 58 min
Kit Parks combs the planet to find the best multi-day active travel experiences for fit folks like yourself. She shares her findings with you on her website, in her twice a month podcast (also called Active Travel Adventures). Kit is a 57 year old widow…
TTB 086: The Buzzed Biologist
May 18 • 62 min
On this episode we spoke with Preston, the Buzzed Biologist who travels the world in one of the more adventurous ways we’ve heard thus far on the show. Making it a point to experience the countries he visits in the most authentic way possible, while…
TTB 085: Travel Bolivia
May 10 • 64 min
Alan Cotter is an Irishman currently living in Bolivia for the past eight years. His venture to becoming an Expat came after visiting South America during a month-long visit turned into a prolonged several month stay. Before Alan knew it he was managing a…
TTB 084: April Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
May 4 • 36 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of April. We break down how our own personal travels have been impacted by COVID-19 and news and travel information related to the pandemic:…
TTB Quarantine Special Edition. Virtual Tours With The Tour Guy
Apr 6 • 29 min
In this episode I sat down with Brandan Shaw, Co-Founder of one of Italy’s most popular tour companies, The Tour Guy (aka The Roman Guy). As COVID-19 began to spread through the Lombardy region in late January many tour companies, including The Tour Guy…
TTB 083: Psychoactive Flora of the World
Mar 16 • 67 min
Scott Lite is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, adventurer, seed-saver, plant hunter, explorer and apprentice to the shaman of the world. He was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of…
TTB 082: High Altitude Medivac w/ Jeff Evans
Mar 9 • 67 min
Jeff Evans is a world renowned adventurer, expedition leader, speaker, facilitator, author, physician assistant, high altitude medic, and humanitarian. As a highly sought after speaker / facilitator with over 20 years delivering engaging and impactful…
TTB 081: February Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Feb 29 • 33 min
In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of February. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: We break down some of the most up to date travel information…
TTB 080: On Airplane Mode
Feb 23 • 54 min
This week we spoke with Kirstie and Christine, a couple from New York City who are making progress on their goal of backpacking all around the world. Kirstie and Christine are hoping that by following their passion for traveling they can help inspire…
TTB 079: The Global Travel Channel
Feb 16 • 66 min
Mark Philpott has been travelling all of his life. From the age of sixteen when he left his home country of New Zealand, his exploration of the world commenced and has never stopped. Mark has been fortunate enough to have traveled to every corner of this…
TTB 078: Evidence of Hope in Tanzania
Feb 9 • 63 min
Tasha Goldberg is a writer, reporter, video producer, and ethnobotanist. Tasha has travelled the world reporting at United Nations negotiations and events on the topic of sustainable development over the last decade. In 2004, Tasha founded Sustainable…
TTB 077: January Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Feb 1 • 24 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of January. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: Before you travel we highly recommend checking out the US…
TTB 076: Lonely Planet - Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism
Jan 26 • 70 min
Valerie Stimac is a San Francisco Bay Area-based space tourism and travel writer. She began working with Lonely Planet in 2014, providing local content about Seattle and San Francisco. In 2019, her first book Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism…
TTB 075: The Wild Indian Girl
Jan 18 • 55 min
Priya Mareedu, aka The Wild Indian Girl was not content with the trappings of life’s status quo, she left the security of her law office to pursue modeling full-time. Despite signing with Seattle’s top agency and shooting campaigns for Fortune-500…
TTB 074: Award Travel 101
Jan 12 • 57 min
Jeffrey Brownson is the manager for AwardWallet’s social communities, including the ever-growing Facebook groups, Award Travel 101™, Travel Grumps 101, and Award Travel Singles Mingle. He also hosts the weekly Award Travel 101 Podcast. Jeff found his way…
TTB 073: December Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Jan 5 • 33 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of December. We break down our favorite different news articles, including: -The volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand that…
TTB 072: House Sitting w/ the House Sit Diva
Dec 28, 2019 • 71 min
Kelly Hayes-Raitt, aka the House Sit Diva, ran for public office and got her butt kicked 10 years ago. After a 30-year career as a political activist promoting social and environmental justice, she decided to take a sabbatical from politics and visited…
TTB 071: Great White Sharks & Marine Research in South Africa
Dec 22, 2019 • 70 min
Dylan Irion is a marine scientist and Save Our Seas Foundation project leader working towards a PhD that aims to unravel the drivers of Great White Shark population dynamics in South Africa. He is a passionate free-diver and SCUBA diver, and he volunteers…
TTB 070: Africa and Budget Travel Tips with Black Kintsugi
Dec 14, 2019 • 49 min
Pelumi Nubi is currently in her final year of her PhD studentship in cancer research and human genetics. But she is also extremely passionate about travelling. 3 years ago she started travelling with a mission to visit 30 countries before she turned 30.…
TTB 069: Alaska National Parks w/ Miss Rover
Dec 8, 2019 • 45 min
Melissa Miller, aka Miss Rover, quit her stationary job at 25, packed up her belongings in her Nissan Juke, and left Michigan where she has lived her whole life. Two months later, car camping across 11 states, she is now living and working in Juneau,…
TTB 068: November Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Nov 30, 2019 • 27 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of November. We break down 14 different news articles, including: -The Mega Bus Giveaway this Cyber Monday! This sale starts at 9am EST…
TTB 067: The Adventures Of The Beard Brothers UK
Nov 24, 2019 • 66 min
The Beard Brothers UK, Luke and Chris, are two friends who love going on adventures, making videos out of them, and sharing them with the world. They are both from the green and pleasant land of almighty England. Luke lives in the Shires of the north and…
TTB 066: Gary, the New York City Tour Guide
Nov 17, 2019 • 67 min
Gary D is a native New Yorker, born and raised on the Upper West Side, who’s lived and worked his entire life almost exclusively within three blocks of his childhood home. Gary gives us intimate insight into the world of being a NYC Tour Guide and great…
TTB 065: A Ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway
Nov 10, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode we spoke with Carly Heyward, an avid world traveler, adventurer and detail oriented travel blogger. Carly has now been to 67 countries and counting, editing her website, www.flightoftheeducator.com along the way. Providing her following…
TTB 064: October Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Nov 3, 2019 • 28 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of October. We break down 10 different news articles, including: The roll out of airport terminal face recognition technology (AKA getting…
TTB 063: Bloom Stories - In Search of Changemakers
Oct 27, 2019 • 62 min
Angèle is from Provence in the south of France and based in Lisbon in between her travels. About 3 years ago, she left everything behind, booked a one-way ticket to Thailand and left with nothing else than a backpack and a camera. With no plan, no…
TTB 062: The Safari for Everyone
Oct 20, 2019 • 59 min
Robin Cormack and his wife, Clare are the co-founders and operators of Safari Deal. Robin was born and raised in Zimbabwe on a ranch in the south east of the country. His family moved to South Africa in the early 80’s where Robin completed his high…
TTB 061: 6 Months in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Oct 14, 2019 • 48 min
Analisa Morel recently spent six months living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. A paradise unknown to most Americans, she enjoyed an easy-going lifestyle of teaching young children, doing yoga on the beach, and indulging in the occasional dragon fruit or…
TTB 060: September Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Oct 6, 2019 • 37 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of September. We break down 12 different news articles, including: The devastation facing the Bahamas did not destroy it’s tourism industry.…
TTB 059: Joyce Azzam - The First Lebanese Woman to Complete the Seven Summits
Sep 30, 2019 • 71 min
On this episode we talk with Joyce Azzam, who is the first Lebanese woman to have climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. She concluded this achievement by scaling Mount Everest in May of 2019. As a Conservation Architect, Joyce…
TTB 058: Ordinary Jones - Exploring Italy’s History
Sep 23, 2019 • 43 min
Samuele and Daniele of Ordinary Jones are interested in symbolism and anthropology with a historical approach throughout Italy. During their travels, they visit the archaeological places like conventional tourists, but they also look for ancient traces…
TTB 057: Visiting Cuba with Coast to Costa
Sep 15, 2019 • 63 min
While living in Spain for four years Andrew developed fluency for the language and fell in love with the culture. His time there has given him the ability to create a local’s experience, highlighting some of the best- kept secrets that cannot be found in…
TTB 056: Hiking the Italian Dolomites
Sep 8, 2019 • 39 min
On this episode we talk with Christine, born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii currently works as an ER doctor. The shift work allows her to have a nice chunk of time in her schedule for extended vacations around the world. Today we talked with her about her…
TTB 055: August Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Sep 2, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of August. We discuss the rise in the trending slow-tourism, the Amazonian wildfires, and the clashes in the street and airport of Hong Kong!…
TTB 054: RV-ing w/ Destination Rejuvenation
Aug 25, 2019 • 54 min
Jennie and Lynn Owens have been foster and adoptive parents, worked in residential care, and started a clinic to help struggling children families. They found themselves in a state of compassion fatigue as a result of emotionally draining work and…
TTB 053: Design Your Detour
Aug 19, 2019 • 55 min
On this episode we speak with Kelly Abanda who was spending her early adult life according to the structured template that society has laid out in corporate America. However, something was missing. Kelly’s soul longed for more meaning and adventure. At…
TTB 052: Unleash Your Potential
Aug 12, 2019 • 69 min
On this episode we talk with Zurab of Unleash Your Potential on why you should consider your physical and mental health while travelling. Zurab was able to experience over 70 countries in only a few years while being a personal trainer on a commercial…
TTB 051: July Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot
Aug 5, 2019 • 31 min
On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of July. From the electric car trail through the Alps with Switzerland’s Grand Tour to wondering how often airplanes actually get a decent…
TTB 050: The Elephant Project
Jul 30, 2019 • 49 min
After seeing elephants being abused in Thailand, Kristina was given the motivation to start The Elephant Project in order to help raise funds for elephants and create awareness for the well being of the species. Kristina now donates 100% of the net profit…
TTB 049: Traveling to Iceland with GJ Travel
Jul 22, 2019 • 57 min
Gregory fell in love with Iceland as a teenager through its history and literature 13 years ago as a young student. The beauty of the country took over and drew him into the tourism industry when he realized that his teaching would impact the experience…
TTB 048: Private Guide Worldwide
Jul 15, 2019 • 43 min
Garth Hovell is an international travel specialist and private guide who escorts high net worth individuals and their families on adventure holidays focusing on wildlife and ancient cultures ensuring a safe, inspirational journey of a lifetime.Garth…
TTB 047: Traveling with Pride
Jul 7, 2019 • 45 min
Chase Angle is an avid travel that works a steady job like many of us aspiring world nomads. This episode focuses on logistics (inter-national vs intra-national travelling, lodging, and safety), finances, and advice on travelling as a member of the LGBTQ+…
TTB 046: Couchsurfing Orange Acres
Jun 30, 2019 • 56 min
Jefferey James is the owner and founder of Orange Acres Commune in Missoula, Montana. In his words, “Orange Acres is about helping veterans, at risk and financially disadvantaged young adults, native american tribal members, artists, actors and actresses,…
TTB 045: Mindful Traveling and Voluntourism
Jun 22, 2019 • 51 min
This week we talk with Travis Zane. Travis is a multimedia creative focused on creating insightful photo editorials, videos, essays, and travel guides. His content pairs lifestyle and travel photography with thoughtful words, encouraging audiences to…
TTB 044: Baby Can Travel
Jun 17, 2019 • 56 min
Prior to having kids, Celine took a year off work to travel the world. She and her husband knew that when they returned they would spend the rest of their lives trying to travel as much as they could. Having a passion and being just a little stubborn,…
TTB 043: Archaeological Exploration in Cambodia
Jun 10, 2019 • 53 min
Dr. Sarah Klassen is the co-director of the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (CALI). In recent years, imagery from two lidar acquisitions were used to map seven previously concealed and undocumented dense urban landscapes surrounded by much lower…
TTB 042: Inked and Abroad
Jun 3, 2019 • 64 min
Alex got Leukemia a week before Christmas. As he explains on this episode, “getting told you have cancer is hard. Going through the treatment might be even harder. Getting back to life once it’s all said and done, that might be the hardest thing of all.…
TTB 041: No Barriers
May 26, 2019 • 74 min
In 2001 Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mount Everest. He has completed all of the Seven Summits-the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His latest achievement was kayaking the length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. All of these…
TTB 040: The Peace Corps in Africa
May 19, 2019 • 62 min
Rick Hammond discusses his experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zambia, and what two years living in Zambia was like as an American.
TTB 039: Skydiving, Mountain Biking, And More
May 12, 2019 • 69 min
Peter Hayes has spent his life chasing adventures throughout the world. From skydiving around the world through the 1980’s and 90’s to skiing and scuba diving, Peter continued to keep his travel experiences active as he traveled. Now, coming off of a…
TTB 038: Peru Part 4 - Planning Peru (2 Of 2)
May 6, 2019 • 80 min
This week’s episode is Part Two of a two part series of your favorite travel podcast hosts and their good friend Brian Driscoll breaking down the travel logistics and planning for Peru. We get into the details of our Airbnb accommodations, restaurant…
TTB 037: Peru Part 4 - Planning Peru (1 of 2)
Apr 28, 2019 • 72 min
This week’s episode is Part One of a two part series of your favorite travel podcast hosts and their good friend Brian Driscoll breaking down the travel logistics and planning for Peru. We get into the details of our Airbnb accommodations, restaurant…
TTB 036: A Soldier’s Journey Into War
Apr 22, 2019 • 64 min
Mike Maggio signed his initial enlistment contract on August 8, 2007 and was quickly shipped off to basic training. Enlisted as an Infantryman Military occupational specialty (MOS) 11B, Mike attended basic training at Fort Benning, GA and was later…
TTB 035: Game of Thrones Filming Locations
Apr 15, 2019 • 70 min
What a special episode we have here! With the aid of Marleah DiMenna (Bob’s wife) we discuss the planning, preparation, and logistics for finding Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia. In September, 2018 TTB Co-Host Bob and Marleah rented a car…
TTB 034: Travel and Finance
Apr 8, 2019 • 76 min
Grant Cross, who after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Finance and Investments, went on to be a Hedge Fund Credit Analyst and eventually a Equity Research Associate covering stocks in the Building Products and Materials Sector…
TTB 033: The Wonderful World of Disney
Mar 30, 2019 • 56 min
Brianna Driscoll is an experienced and avid Disney World trip planner who visits The Most Magical Place on Earth at least one time per year! When she visited Disney for the first time during her senior year of high school, she fell in love. Now with two…
TTB 032: Peru Part 3 - Psychoactive Flora
Mar 25, 2019 • 52 min
Scott Lite is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, adventurer, seed-saver, plant hunter, explorer and apprentice to the shaman of the world. He was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of…
TTB 031: The Triple Crown of Hiking
Mar 18, 2019 • 61 min
Jacob Gilliland recently completed The Triple Crown of hiking. This feat, which only about 450 people have ever done, consists of completing the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail totalling close to 8,000 miles. Jacob…
TTB 030: Teaching Abroad in Asia
Mar 11, 2019 • 55 min
Ryan Kallio is a passionate traveler from Australia living in South Korea. Since first deciding to head overseas, Ryan loved the challenge of exploring new countries, cultures and languages all across the globe. Ryan has spent many months travelling…
TTB 029: Some People Take Photos, I Paint
Mar 2, 2019 • 44 min
Kevin Swanick studied landscape architecture at the Pennsylvania State University, and he has a unique, and often contemplative travel style. Instead of traveling with camera gear and snapping thousands of pictures per trip, he prefers to sit down in one…
TTB 028: The Great Migration Honeymoon in Kenya
Feb 24, 2019 • 54 min
Michela Solinas and her husband spent their honeymoon somewhere rather unusual. Every year, the great migration occurs in Kenya, and Michela wanted to take advantage of the trip and explore the diverse wildlife of Kenya. In September 2018, Michela and her…
TTB 027: Travelling with a DJ
Feb 18, 2019 • 58 min
Kevin Owens has had the opportunity to view different cultures of the world through a unique lens and from an unusual perspective. He makes his living traveling the world as a videographer for DJs and his job is to capture the heart pounding moments of…
TTB 026: Using Travel to Educate
Feb 10, 2019 • 56 min
Travis Tennessen has taught field courses and led numerous domestic and international excursions for university students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Penn State University. Travis founded and now co-facilitates Community Engagement Fellows…
TTB 025: The Jetsetting Family
Feb 2, 2019 • 76 min
Rod and Jess decided to step away from their careers, sell their stuff, and embark on a full-time family adventure with their 6-year-old son Santi and 2-year-old daughter Nora. Since then, they have visited 9 countries and 32 cities in just 24 weeks!…
TTB 024: Bob and Elliot’s Top National Parks
Jan 28, 2019 • 67 min
On this episode, two best friends sit down and swap some of our favorite US National Parks that we’ve had the privilege of visiting and some of the ones we plan on going to in the future. Fantasize over your love for nature with The Traveler’s Blueprint…
TTB 023: Peru Part 2 - Trekhoppers
Jan 19, 2019 • 68 min
Matt Waugh, a Scottish Ex-Pat, who came to Peru in 2006 as a tour leader responsible for groups of tourists from all over the world leads treks between Lima and La Paz. He has also previously been travelling globally running trekking and other tours on…
TTB 022: Peru Part 1 - Lima Gourmet
Jan 12, 2019 • 65 min
Samantha Lewis is an American from Kansas City living in Peru for the last eight years. In 2011 she founded The Lima Gourmet Company together with her Peruvian husband, now the top food tour company in the country. Since very little, she had a passion for…
TTB 021: The Minivan of Memories
Jan 6, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode we talk to Adilson Randi. Born in Brazil and now living in Dublin, Ireland. Adilson has taken his passion for travel beyond the act itself. In attempt to learn more about the world and the people who occupy it, Adilson built an amazing…
TTB 020: The Benefits of Public Transportation
Dec 30, 2018 • 59 min
On this podcast we talk to Mike Fargnoli, a Landscape Architect with specific research experience in the public light rail transportation system of the Pacific Northwest.
TTB 019: The Legend of Christmas
Dec 24, 2018 • 14 min
Exclusive Interview with Kris Kringle himself. Learn more about who the legend is and how he does it year in and year out.
TTB 018: Freediving with Vito
Dec 22, 2018 • 54 min
On this podcast we talk to Vitomir Maricic, a professional free diver from Croatia, an endurance athlete, freediving trainer, and active world traveler. Instagram: Maverick2go www.vitom.ir/
TTB 017: Bob and Elliot - The Most Memorable Place You…
Dec 17, 2018 • 55 min
TTB 017: Bob and Elliot - The Most Memorable Place You… by Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley
TTB 016: Famiglia Italiana
Dec 4, 2018 • 56 min
On this podcast we talk to Marianna Le Donne where we discuss her frequent trips to Italy and get some insight on her travel planning techniques, experiences, and tips. Grazie per aver ascoltato un animale seducente!
TTB 015: The Third Culture Kid
Nov 29, 2018 • 61 min
On this podcast we talk to Lizi Stephens where we discuss her unique experience growing up in Turkey prior to moving back to the US. Listen to discuss how her life in Turkey impacted her life back in the states, and what it means to be a Third Culture Kid.
TTB 014: Rock Climbing in the Sierras
Nov 21, 2018 • 57 min
On this podcast we talk to Paulina Dao and her experiences hiking and rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. She is the founder of the Bay Area Outdoor Women club and a member of the Bay Area Climbers Coalition. Paulina has a wealth of…
TTB 013: The Worlds Longest Honeymoon
Nov 19, 2018 • 60 min
On this podcast we talk to Mike and Anne Howard of HoneyTrek who left for their honeymoon in 2012 and ended up turning their travels into a full-time business. Mike and Anne are now on the World’s Longest Honeymoon and together they have explored 620…
TTB 012: 25 Years as an Ex-Pat in the Philippines
Nov 15, 2018 • 60 min
On this podcast we talk to Anthony Shibley (Elliot’s Uncle) who gives us insight on some of his incredible life experiences, how travel has impacted his life, shaped his career, and his journey to living in the Philippines for 25 years and counting! Enjoy…
TTB 011: Finca Pasiflora - La Vida Independiente
Nov 10, 2018 • 56 min
On this podcast we talk to Wade Moore, who has taken up residence in Costa Rica as a sustainable farmer. Wade has dedicated his life to developing a eco-friendly farm deep in the Costa Rican rainforest. Wade has a driven ambition for spreading the word of…
TTB 010: Max Wilderness - Wildlife Photography and Paragliding
Nov 4, 2018 • 62 min
On this podcast we talk to Max Seigal, a National Geographic Photography, an entrepreneurial photographer, and environmental activist. Max discusses his path to photography and paragliding, and shares some pretty fascinating wild animal encounters. Thanks…
TTB 009: An Indian Wedding in Thailand
Oct 24, 2018 • 52 min
On this podcast we talk to Steve Hackett who just got back from an incredible trip in Thailand where he not only attended, but participated in a Thai wedding between two of his close friends. He brings us through his experience on the long haul from the…
TTB 008: Airline Mile Hacking
Oct 19, 2018 • 66 min
Get ready to re-evaluate every flight you’ve ever booked and every travel cost you’ve ever incurred. Today we talk with Ian Agrimis, who has become an expert in accruing airline miles and credit card points (or credit cards) to help fund his adventures to…
TTB 007: Bob and Elliot’s Top 10 Countries to Visit Next
Oct 12, 2018 • 65 min
On this podcast we break down our Top 10 list of favorite countries that we each would like to visit in the (very near) future. We take turns explaining providing insight on some of the major attractions for each of the destinations discussed and the…
TTB 006: The Benefits of Group Travel Packages
Oct 6, 2018 • 68 min
On this podcast we talk to Leah Habib about her particular experiences traveling to five continents in just a few short years. She provides incredible insight on her time studying abroad in Spain and England and contributes some great advice on why…
TTB 005: The Nature Fix
Sep 28, 2018 • 45 min
On this podcast we talk to Florence Williams, the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Healthier, Happier, and More Creative. Thanks for listening!!
TTB 004: Magi Goes to Cuba
Sep 18, 2018 • 48 min
There are a lot of misconceptions about traveling to Cuba. In this episode we break down traveling to the mysterious country with Magi Kernan, where she discusses her recent trip to the country opens our eyes to the ins and outs of visiting this beautiful…
TTB 003: Two Years in Paraguay with the Peace Corps
Sep 11, 2018 • 66 min
On this podcast we talk to Mel Witman where we discuss her experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corp. and her time living in Paraguay. Mel spend two years living alone in a third world country and the hardships she faced; including how she dealt with…
TTB 002: Teaching English in Spain
Sep 9, 2018 • 57 min
On this podcast we talk to Maura Solometo where we discuss her experiences living and teaching English in Spain for six months, including her preparation for her trip and how she adjusted to life abroad. Contact Information IG: maura_s29 Thanks for…
TTB 000: The Beginning
Sep 8, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to The Travelers Blueprint Podcast! In our very first episode you are introduced to us - Bob and Elliot! We discuss what the podcast is, who we are, why we are doing it, and what to expect in future episodes. If you like travel, and want to learn…
TTB 001: Biking 900 Miles Alone on the Chilean Pan American Highway
Sep 8, 2018 • 65 min
On the podcast today, we have on Lina Montopoli, where we discuss her decision to bike 900 miles alone along the Pan American Highway. Her journey through the Patagonian countryside is incredibly inspiring and when you find out she really didn’t plan any…