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Hidden Gems: Carson Valley and Bently Heritage Estate Distillery
Oct 8 • 48 min
We’re heading to an area rich with old west history. So prepare for some stories, characters, and a much more laid back feel in the high desert of Carson Valley. And when you hear that term desert, don’t let it fool you, this is very fertile land full of…
Hidden Gems: Exploring South Lake Tahoe
Sep 30 • 45 min
Welcome to the final two episodes of Season One. I’m going to take you along with me to two tourist destinations, one is South Lake Tahoe, which is known as a ski-resort destination, but I visited it during the shoulder season to see what it offered. Join…
Clayton Hensley | Talking Family Road Trips and East Tennessee
Sep 8 • 42 min
It’s always great to catch up with travelers I’ve met on social media and this week, I had a chance to catch up with Clayton Hensley aka @KnoxRoadTripper. Having worked in Knoxville for both television and newspapers, he’s taken his flair for writing…
Vicky and Buddy the Traveling Monkey | Quiting the 9-5 and Seeing the World
Aug 25 • 35 min
Meet Vicky Sosa, a South Florida native that decided to boot the 9-5 lifestyle for an opportunity to see the world. Starting with a blog and a part time job, she asked her boss if she could work remotely and now she is house-sitting and getting to…
Lori and Sylvio | How to Plan a Trip to the Galapagos Islands
Aug 11 • 46 min
Lori Sweet and Sylvio Roy of VoyageWriters.com join me this week to talk about Galapagos - the experience, planning your time, regulations and fees, biodiversity/history, and whether you plan on your own or use an agency. And hear some exciting news about…
Euro Travel Coach | How to Live In Europe For 9 Months Each Year
Aug 4 • 50 min
This week we’re talking to Greg and Betsy Ball of EuroTravelCoach.com who sold their home in Texas to live 9 months of the year in Europe. They’re going to fill us in on some of the techniques they use to survive and thrive on the road for that length of…
Shane and Jocelyn Sams | Flipping Your Lifestyle for More Travel Opportunities
Jul 28 • 42 min
After 4 weeks of talking about optimizing our money for travel, it’s time we spent a couple of weeks on how to generate income or find ways to creatively source the travel gift that money gives us. So this week, I’ll talk with Shane and Jocelyn Sams - two…
Colleen Hannush | How to Pack a Bag to Avoid Baggage Fees
Jul 21 • 60 min
Brother and sister reunite as we give both male and female packing tips to avoid those pesky and sometimes very expensive baggage fees. We’ll tell you what we have in our bags as well as some handy tips to get through TSA and we’ll even tell you what bag…
Scott Keyes | Finding Cheap Flights with the Co-Founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights
Jul 14 • 52 min
In our four part series on helping you optimize and maximize your dollars so you can increase your travel and travel lifestyle, I talk with Scott’s Cheap Flights Co-Founder Scott Keyes. We talk about how he got started finding cheap flights and grew his…
Brandon Neth | Miles and Points 102 (Loyalty Programs)
Jul 7 • 40 min
In this second episode featuring Brandon Neth of FinanceBuzz.com, we talk loyalty programs and how they fit into the miles and points game. From airlines to car rentals, hotels to meals, we’ll find out how to maximize those points and stack them to get…
Brandon Neth | Miles and Points 101
Jun 30 • 45 min
My guest this week is Brandon Neth. Brandon works on both social media and audience growth management for FinanceBuzz.com and he also runs a powerful Facebook Group called FBZ Elite - Travel and Points (private Facebook Group). Brandon has mastered the…
Angela DiLoreto | The Alaskan Cruise Experience
Jun 23 • 46 min
Join me as I talk with Angela DiLoreto of Fitting In Adventure about her recent cruise to Alaska and her other cruising adventures to Greece, Cuba, and Mexico. We’ll talk about good experiences, bad experiences, tips on getting the best deal, and more.
Brie and Shawn | Living the Van Life
Jun 16 • 52 min
Imagine selling everything you own, fixing up a van and driving with no firm destination. Brie and Shawn are two thirtysomething’s that did just that. We’ll talk about how they got started, how things are going, and how to plan the seeds of travel in your…
Top 10 Things I Learned About Scotland
Jun 9 • 51 min
This Spring I returned from my first trip to Scotland, but I almost didn’t. I fell in love with a lot of things about the place and it seemed like the perfect subject for a podcast. So here are the Top 10 things I learned about Scotland that I didn’t know…
Returning From Europe With Gluten Intolerance
May 27 • 62 min
What is up with our food supply? It took 24 episodes for me to finally push myself into a controversial subject. But it was my body, not my mind, that told me I needed to raise awareness on this issue. The issue is the quality of our American food supply.…
Danni Riley | North Dakota and the Best For Last Club
May 19 • 49 min
Having visited 48 states, I found Hawaii and North Dakota remaining as my two last states to conquer. While researching both, I found that the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center had a club called the “Best for Last Club.” And I couldn’t resist setting up an…
Top 10 Things I Learned About Ireland
May 5 • 65 min
My whole life, I’ve been given this picture of what Ireland is like. On my first trip there, I got a chance to confirm or dispel all that I had heard. In my top 10, I’ll focus on what I learned about Irish history, language, stereotypes, a much maligned…
First Time Driving on the Left Side of the Road
Apr 29 • 59 min
It has remained a grand mystery all of my life. What is it like to drive on the left side of the road? And how easy would it be for me to do it? My first step was to find some information on the Internet, but I wasn’t finding any comfort and little…
Talking Asheville North Carolina with Podcaster Marilyn Ball
Apr 8 • 54 min
After spending most of my time promoting other places, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about the town I called home for 19 years. Once a thriving tourist destination during the time of George Vanderbilt, Asheville died away for many…
Starting an Italian Villa and Enjoying Southern Italy
Mar 31 • 58 min
Join me this week as I talk with Paul Cappelli and Steven Crutchfield, two American entrepreneurs who decided to turn their Italian Villa into a business. We’ll also talk about some of the quirks that Italians find interesting about Americans and vice…
The Distillery Tour Experience in Scotland and Kentucky with Whiskey Is My Yoga
Mar 24 • 53 min
Please be of legal drinking age in your local area to listen. As I get ready for my Castles and Drams Tour of Scotland, I take the opportunity to chat with Leslie McBride of Whiskey Is My Yoga, to tap her experiences from her trip to Glasgow and Islay,…
Nishchal Dua | Discovering the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: For Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and HR
Mar 17 • 53 min
If you’re interested in being a digital nomad, or if you’re an entrepreneur or a company that wonders what the benefits of having a remote work force might be, check out this week’s episode. My special guest is Nishchal Dua, the founder of The Remote Work…
Chef Dennis | Talking Food, Blogging and Culinary Travel
Mar 10 • 61 min
What makes a great travel experience? Seeing amazing places or having amazing food? This week, I chat with a food blogging and social media influencing pioneer Chef Dennis. Our conversation will focus around food quality in the U.S. and around the world,…
Pete and Drew | Taking The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip
Mar 3 • 66 min
Back in 2012, my friend Pete Kirby and I took off for the Northeastern United States to see as many baseball games and stadiums as we could see in 7 days. Join us as we recall how we first met watching a baseball game on TV at the radio station we worked…
Park Ranger John | Planning a Visit to America’s National Parks
Feb 24 • 55 min
If you’re planning to see some national parks in the United States, I’ve got a special guest who has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. His name is John Tillison and he spent 20 years as a park ranger, helping maintain our parks, informing visitors…
Drew Hannush | The Top Ten Things I Learned On My First Trip To Mexico
Feb 17 • 55 min
So, I’ve traveled all around the United States and Canada, and I’ve got a good start in Europe. But right in my backyard is Mexico and it’s been sorely neglected in terms of me planning trips there. So, join me as I recount some of the important, curious,…
Ilene and Brock | Getting Started on a Nomadic Life
Feb 10 • 61 min
What’s it like to get started on a nomadic lifestyle? Join me as I discuss this very subject with a couple who are making their way through Costa Rica on a journey to a new lifestyle. Ilene Valencia and Brock Bover discuss: The decision to live the…
Drew Hannush | Living the 9-5 Travel Lifestyle in Hawaii and Las Vegas
Feb 3 • 56 min
As an entrepreneur, I have developed a way to add more travel to my life, while keeping two businesses running at the same time. It started with optimizing the office and getting my staff trained. But it also included developing systems of communication…
Jessica and Samuel Bouter | Working with a Bespoke Travel Agent
Jan 27 • 61 min
Are you like me and you’ve spent your life avoiding travel agents because you think you can get a better deal on your own, you enjoy planning and don’t want to give it up, or because you think its going to cost you more? Well, I needed some schooling on…
Paul Kyriazi | How to Travel Like James Bond
Jan 20 • 85 min
After meeting Paul in the first episode, we’ll now tackle those important factors that go into traveling with a coolness factor, like James Bond. Daniel Craig breaks the rules in Spectre Prosperity programming Cultural decorum Finding a Bond-like seat on…
Paul Kyriazi | Meet The Creator of the James Bond Lifestyle
Jan 13 • 82 min
Ever thought what it would be like to go on a James Bond adventure? This week, I’m honored to have award winning independent film director, audiobook creator, and “How To Live The James Bond Lifestyle” author Paul Kyriazi on the show. Listen this week and…
Keith Maurer | Taking A 6-Month Bike Trip Across Europe
Jan 6 • 51 min
What’s it like to take off 6 months and ride your bike across Europe? What are the challenges, pitfalls, logistics and the stories that such a journey provide? Join me this week as my guest Keith Maurer recalls just such an adventure he took a few years…
Danielle Desir | Being a Financially Savvy Traveler
Dec 31, 2018 • 51 min
One of the most important resources to have at your disposal if you want to travel is money. This week, I talk with Danielle Desir of the Thought Card about setting a budget, gaming cheap flights, strategies for pulling the trigger on travel and dealing…
Susan Decoteau-Ferrier | GenX and Group Travel
Dec 23, 2018 • 38 min
How does each generation’s travel style differ? We all know Millennials are much more free spirited when it comes to travel and Baby Boomers are a bit more free to travel the more that retire. This begs the question, where do those who identify with the…
Sarah and Shannon | A Couple Making A Successful Travel Partnership
Dec 16, 2018 • 57 min
In the first couple of episodes, I’ve talked with travelers who are doing it on thier own. Today I’d like to introduce you to a couple I met at TBEX (Travel Blogger Conference) in New York that have learned how to use their individual strengths to start a…
Christopher Mitchell | From Toronto to Istanbul - the Ex-Pat Experience
Dec 10, 2018 • 40 min
I met Christopher on a bus ride and his life of travel through 79 countries and 5 continents fascinated me. In this episode I use this opportunity to talk with him more about his hometown and his experience living in Istanbul, Turkey. Here are some…
Joe Hackman | Doing a Road Trip in an Electric Car
Dec 2, 2018 • 46 min
Ever wonder how long it would be before you could seriously take an electric vehicle on a long road trip? So did I. But in this episode we talk to someone who has done it and done it in style. We’ll talk with Joe Hackman, about: - Range fatigue (and…
Introduction to Travel Fuels Life and Host Drew Hannush
Nov 16, 2018 • 39 min
A slightly different way for you to get to know what Travel Fuels Life is all about. This off-beat episode turns the tables on me, the host, Drew Hannush. In this episode, my sister Colleen will take the lead as a guest host. Not many people know me…
More With Female Solo Adventure Traveler Gabriele Marewski
Nov 16, 2018 • 38 min
In the second part of the interview with Gabriele, we cover a variety of subjects, including: A progression through Gabriele’s journeys 2001 walking trip to India and Himalayas Making friends with a sheepherding family Anticipating the Continental Divide…
Meet Female Solo Adventure Traveler Gabriele
Nov 16, 2018 • 30 min
Many of us will be hesitant to step out of our comfort zone and travel solo. For 64-year old female solo traveler Gabriele, this has become a normal way of life. From walking The Camino in Spain and France, to a pilgrimage across Germany and the Czech…