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Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

English, Social, 4 seasons, 551 episodes, 4 days, 18 hours, 30 minutes
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The Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast is hosted by Travis Sherry, a serial entrepreneur and world traveler. Known as 'Rick Steves for the new generation', this podcast will teach you everything you need to know to travel more and spend less. From interviews with some of the world's most famous travel names, like Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Poon Tip, AJ Jacobs, Chris Christensen and others to specific travel advice on how to use frequent flyer miles, score cheap hotels, pack like a pro, and travel on a budget, this show does it all.We'll also highlight specific destinations, telling you what it's really like to travel to India, the best places to eat and sleep in Paris, and top everything off with our Top 10 lists, which will make you laugh, reminisce, and ultimately, be filled with wanderlust. To find out even more, visit our renowned travel site at www.extrapackofpeanuts.com.
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Life Lessons from Serving Aces

How 10 seconds of advice (seriously, 10 seconds) completed transformed my tennis serve
3/15/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Lessons from My Son’s Lacrosse Practice

Special 2 for 1. An important life lesson for all ages + a killer parenting hack!
3/14/20243 minutes, 40 seconds
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Life Lessons From Buying a $14,000 Golf Cart

Sounds crazy, but I wasn’t just buying a golf cart. I was buying so much more.
3/13/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Life Lessons from the Stomach Bug

For 48 hours, I was doing the bedroom to bathroom shuffle…and it taught me this lesson.
3/11/20241 minute, 30 seconds
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Life Lessons from Christian Hip Hop Pt. 2

One of my new favorite phrases - and how it’ll impact the rest of my life.
3/8/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Lessons from Christian Hip Hop Pt. 1

I fell down a the viral Christian music rabbit hole of Forrest Frank and not only did I love it - but I learned a few awesome lessons.
3/8/20243 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life Lessons from Willie Nelson (and Jimmy Buffett)

These two legends share a lot in common…including something that often gets overlooked but was vital to their success.
3/7/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Life Lessons from a Dentist Appointment on a Random Tuesday

How a visit to the dentist on a random Tuesday changed the trajectory of my life.
3/6/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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Life Lessons from Getting Scammed on FB

21 years in to my Facebook experience…and it finally happened. I got scammed. Here’s why I’m smiling about it.
3/4/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Lessons from Being Addicted to Food

Birthdays are for cake, and ice cream, and pizza, and…fasting????
3/3/20243 minutes, 6 seconds
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Life Lessons from “Being Rich”

For a month, I felt rich. And the best part wasn’t cocktails and steak dinners, although that was pretty nice. It was something else.
3/3/20242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Life Lessons from Skiing an “Oh &$!?” Mountain in Bulgaria

Somehow, Heather and I ended up on a ski trip in Bulgaria with a bunch of expert skiers. And I was not prepared to go down this crazy steep slope…but they were.
3/3/20242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life Lessons from a Stuffed Toucan in Iguazú Falls

One of the 7 Wonders of the World > Stuffed toucan at a gift shop…or is it?
2/29/20242 minutes, 38 seconds
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Life Lessons from a 40 Year Old T-Shirt

Time to start tackling buffaloes!
2/29/20242 minutes, 57 seconds
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Life Lessons from a $150 Bottle of Wine

Life Lessons from a $150 Bottle of Wine And why having my bike stolen was one of the best things that ever happened to me!
2/27/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Life Lessons from Kindergarten Storytime

Why I never miss my son’s kindergarten story time (listen until the end for a secret…shhh)
2/26/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Lessons from a $7 Pack of Cards in Thailand

Why’d I buy the equivalent of a $50 pack of cards in Thailand? Because of this one rule I now live my life by.
2/26/20242 minutes, 54 seconds
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Life Lessons from a “Crappy” Airbnb

You’ve got two options. Choose wisely.
2/25/20242 minutes, 15 seconds
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Life Lessons from Spending $6k for 2 Days

The power of releasing the how.
2/24/20242 minutes, 26 seconds
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Life Lessons from The G.O.A.T

I got to hang out with the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Here’s what I learned.
2/22/20242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Life Lessons from Going Viral

I’ve gone viral once in my life…and it was awesome. But not for the reasons you’d think.
2/22/20243 minutes, 10 seconds
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Life Lessons from Running an Adult Summer Camp Pt. 3

THE MOST important thing you can do if you want people to buy (and buy into) what you’re doing.
2/21/20242 minutes, 19 seconds
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Life Lessons from Running an Adult Summer Camp Pt. 2

“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives”.
2/19/20241 minute, 52 seconds
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Life Lessons From Running an Adult Summer Camp Pt. 1

Sometime you put the effort in and…
2/19/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Life Lessons from Açai Bowls

To açaí or not to açaí? … that is the question. And there’s only one right answer!
2/18/20242 minutes, 38 seconds
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Life Lessons from Being Annoyed By Others

Getting frustrated while shooting videos…so I’m shooting a video about it. How meta!
2/16/20241 minute, 42 seconds
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Life Lessons from a $32 Gin & Tonic

Chug, chug, chug!
2/15/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Life Lessons from My Mom ❤️

How this lesson lead to the best purchase of my life (Civico Magnifico!) and how it still works for me, all the time!
2/14/20243 minutes, 2 seconds
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Life Lessons from an Epiphany 4 Years in the Making

And all it took was a 60 minutes segment and a dip in a cold ocean.
2/13/20242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life Lesson from (Watching Others) Cold Plunge

The Power of PPP (what’s that?). Listen to find out!
2/12/20242 minutes, 50 seconds
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Life Lessons from Canceling a Ski Trip

Turning down travel…with my best friends…in a cool area? Surprising, but necessary.
2/12/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Lessons from Surfing “Poorly”

A simple way to always be the best at something.
2/10/20242 minutes, 13 seconds
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Life Lessons from a Furniture Warehouse

It doesn’t have to be sexy to work!
2/9/20242 minutes, 5 seconds
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Life Lessons from Pancakes??!!

How you can make sure you are always the most popular person at brunch!
2/9/20241 minute, 27 seconds
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Life Lessons from Two WhatsApp messages (plus a new life motto)

…and it all happened before my eggs even got cold!
2/8/20242 minutes, 30 seconds
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Life Lessons From a Bus Ride in Rural Mexico (that I wasn’t even on)

…and how it lead to a beach compound in Belize!
2/7/20243 minutes, 11 seconds
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Life Lessons From Jumping in a Lake for 120 Days

One of my first real travel experiences happened when I moved to Switzerland, on the banks of Lake Geneva…a lake I’d get to know very well!
2/6/20242 minutes, 35 seconds
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Life Lessons From a Fish Counter in Vancouver

There’s a lot of fish and chips counters in Vancouver. Here’s why one particular one stood out (and it wasn’t the fish…or the chips).
2/4/20242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Life Lessons From Strawberry Muffins

Strawberries are great. Muffins are great. Strawberry muffins? Now that’s a game changer - here’s why (and surprise - it’s not just the taste!)
2/3/20242 minutes, 13 seconds
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Life Lessons From a Cambodian Tuk Tuk Driver

How a Cambodian tuk tuk Driver won my business, superhero edition!
2/2/20242 minutes, 24 seconds
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New Series: Life Lessons “From the Wild”

Why did it take me over a month to record a 3 minute podcast - and what’s this new series all about, anyway?
2/1/20242 minutes, 41 seconds
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2023 Year in Review - Our 20 Best Experiences

Horses and dolphins and groups of stingrays (called a fever???)...OH MY! Here are our 20 best experiences, including getting my bike stolen, Whit as a cowboy, dimly lit Bulgarian bowling alleys, and lots and lots of salt!
1/10/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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2023 Year in Review - Best Meals

This episode has it all - a special guest host doing the intro, debates over food truck pizza, "pork bread", and an unanimous #1 that left us with full bellies and full hearts.  One of our best shows of all time. 
1/9/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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2023 Year in Review - Best Desserts

Ohhhh, here we go...gimme that sugar rush! We're talking desserts...everything from a lemon tart that was "the best in the world" even after a day in the refrigerator to Trav finding his new favorite ice cream of all time.  Plus...nuts????
1/8/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 54 seconds
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2023 Year in Review - Best Drinks

Heather drank a lot of coffee...and wine...and cocktails this year (and hey, I had some myself!).  In this episode, we break down our favorites, including a speakeasy that's in a flower shop, a speakeasy that's REALLY a speakeasy, and Heather's favorite coffee...not just of the year, but of all time!
1/5/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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2023 Year in Review - Travel Superlatives

Episode 2 of our 6 part Year in Review answers all the burning question, like "what was the craziest thing we did this year?", "what was our worst accommodation" (hint: it had an abandoned building next to it), "is having a golf cart life changing", and "do old Soviet hotels have gun shooting ranges in them?"   Stories abound, so hit play and have a listen!
1/4/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 35 seconds
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2023 Year In Review - Travel Stats

For the 8th straight year - and after a 1 year hiatus - we are back baby with our 6 part Year in Review. And in Episode 1 - Travel Stats, Trav gets to nerd out on all the numbers.  How many places did we sleep last year?  Where were they?  Did one of us spend multiple nights on an airplane?  How many miles did we fly?  And what new places did we have the good fortune of visiting?  All these answers, and more, jam packed in this episode.
1/3/202452 minutes, 57 seconds
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Campfire Chat 4: Cassidy Scott, Mellissa de Oliveira, Martie McNabb

In our Campfire Chat series, I sit down with the people you'll get to meet at our adult summer camp and largest event of the year, Camp Indie. In this episode, you'll hear from three of our past campers - Cassidy Scott, an accountant who has been able to build her lifestyle around what she wants (travel, stickers, fun!), Mellissa de Oliveira, who finally got laid off - and was happy about it, and Martie McNabb, whose camper, Brooklyn, was the star of the show at Camp Indie 2021. If you're looking to break free of the 9-5 or are already a digital nomad, traveler, or entrepreneur then join us at the ultimate adult summer camp. Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this path for years, you’ll advance toward the lifestyle you want to lead (while having a blast at summer camp).  www.campindie.com
5/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Campfire Chat 3: Nora Dunn, Christine Lozada, Scott Brills

In our Campfire Chat series, I sit down with the people you'll get to meet at our adult summer camp and largest event of the year, Camp Indie. In this episode, you'll hear from three of our amazing speakers this year - Nora Dunn, the OG digital nomad, Christine Lozada, drone queen extraordinaire currently driving around in a skoolie, and Scott Brills, the "most interesting man in the world". If you're looking to break free of the 9-5 or are already a digital nomad, traveler, or entrepreneur then join us at the ultimate adult summer camp. Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this path for years, you’ll advance toward the lifestyle you want to lead (while having a blast at summer camp).  www.campindie.com
5/18/20231 hour, 50 seconds
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Campfire Chat 2: Jason Robinson and John McKenzie

In our Campfire Chat series, I sit down with the people you'll get to meet at our adult summer camp and largest event of the year, Camp Indie. In this episode, you'll hear from two past camp attendees who loved it so much in 2021 that they are coming back, Jason Robinson and John McKenzie, on how they were both able to quit their jobs and start traveling the world - and use Camp Indie as a launch point. If you're looking to break free of the 9-5 or are already a digital nomad, traveler, or entrepreneur then join us at the ultimate adult summer camp. Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this path for years, you’ll advance toward the lifestyle you want to lead (while having a blast at summer camp).  www.campindie.com
5/10/20231 hour
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Campfire Chat 1: Erica Hackman and John Burnett

In our Campfire Chat series, I sit down with the people you'll get to meet at our adult summer camp and largest event of the year, Camp Indie. In this episode, hear from two of our main speakers, Erica Hackman and John Burnett, on how they've been able to build lifestyles that give them location, time, and financial freedom - and also how a trip to Qatar lead to a mud hut in Zambia and why storms on a remote island are a good thing! If you're looking to break free of the 9-5 or are already a digital nomad, traveler, or entrepreneur then join us at the ultimate adult summer camp. Whether you’re just starting out or have been on this path for years, you’ll advance toward the lifestyle you want to lead (while having a blast at summer camp).  www.campindie.com
5/3/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2022

For the 9th (!!!) year in a row we are back with the 16 unexpected things we are thankful for in 2022 - and a teaser on what's coming up with the EPOP podcast.  Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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The King of Short Term Rentals with Robuilt

Rob Abasolo is called the "King of Short Term Rentals" and he has used AirBnB to quit his job, make waaaay more money than before, and do the stuff he loves (like building tiny houses, renovating motels, and giving people epic experiences).  But it wasn't always that way - in fact, his very first short term rental project that was supposed to take 3 months took 13!   It's no secret that I am a massive fan of real estate and short term rentals specifically, and so not only do Rob and I geek out on short term rentals on the podcast, but... ...we are also running a totally free 2 day workshop called "The 3 Biggest Myths About Short Term Rentals" on Oct 25th and 26th. Click here to join the workshop - it's totally free! So even if you don't know anything about short term rentals or if it's right for you, here's your chance to learn from two experts who learned the hard way!
10/18/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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S3E5: The Future of Lifestyle Freedom

What does the future look like for us...and society as a whole?  Well, that's a big question, and if I knew the answer, I'd be buying lottery tickets.  But we do tackle what we think the near future will hold for people seeking lifestyle freedom (more autonomy, less college?) and what the next 3-5 years look like for us as our kids get older and we enter our 40's.
3/29/202242 minutes, 26 seconds
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S3E4: The 14 Lifestyle Freedom Hotspots We Want to Visit

"So, if you could live anywhere in the world for 2 months, where would it be?"  That's the question we set out to answer in this episode - and while there are a lot of awesome digital nomad hotspots, our list for this phase of our lives looks mighty different than it would have 5 years ago.  
3/28/202252 minutes
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S3E3: Our 15 Best Lifestyle Freedom Trips

In the 10 years since we've broke free of "regular jobs" and had lifestyle freedom, we've taken A LOT of trips.  Here's the 15 most formative ones, from exotic fast travel around the globe to chilling out in a hot tub in Breckenridge. 
3/27/202258 minutes, 37 seconds
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S3E2: The Biggest Perks of Lifestyle Freedom

The journey to lifestyle freedom isn't easy (go listen to episode 1 for all the details!) but it is soooooo worth it.  Here's the biggest perks of having lifestyle freedom, including the ones you've probably dreamed about (hello, beaches of Thailand) and some you haven't thought about (hint:  sweatpants!).
3/26/202257 minutes, 45 seconds
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S1E11: AirDNA Founder Scott Shatford Shares His Keys to STR Success

Scott is the founder of the best short term rental tool on the planet, AirDNA, and he joins me today to talk about the future of STR, the best markets (including one in Oklahoma??), and the one easy thing you absolutely need to do to get a 5-star rating from him that everyone messes up.
12/21/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2021

The 15(ish) things that we happened to us in 2021 that we are thankful for - including some that were definitely unexpected (hello, Condé Nast, thanks for the love!).
11/24/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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Where We‘ve Been + Podcast Changes

Here's the story behind our podcast hiatus (involving Netflix, multiple houses, a 26' Uhaul, and some other shenanigans) plus a peek in to the future of the EPOP podcast, including letting YOU decide what's next.
9/24/202137 minutes, 19 seconds
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Greatest Hits: Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott

In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India. While quarantining in her home in Denver - she used her time to work on a new Ebook, Where to Go, and When. The book provides inspirational ideas of where to travel each month (for when we can travel again). For each month she chose 3 destinations to satisfy different travel styles (epic adventure, domestic trip, and an international trip or festival) with a short overview of the interesting, cool and quirky things to do there. The destinations were chosen based on trips Sherry has actually done over her 14 years as a travel blogger. My good friend and incredible writer and photographer - one of the OG’s of travel blogging - Sherry Ott from Ottsworld.com. What is your favorite place to go in a specific month? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:20 Homebasing After Being Nomadic For 11 Years 12:00 How Fast Was She Moving As A Digital Nomad 17:25 Do You Still Want The New Places Or The Comforts Of Places You've Been 19:15 How The Pandemic Has Affected Sherry's Life & The Positives Of It All 25:45 Exploring The West Via Road Trips 33:30 Flirting & Planning For Future Travels 36:30 Where To Go & When Travel Book 38:50 Travel By Month 42:00 Destinations That Are Surprising & Fun 50:30 Lesser-Known Options & Trusting Advice From People Who Have Been There 57:30 Save & Splurge: What Do You Save On & What Do You Splurge On 01:05:30 Biggest Travel Mishap   Important Links Find Sherry at OttsWorld.com Follow Sherry on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter FREE Ebook Download of Where to Go & When Wisconsin Supper Clubs Blog Post Pooping Christmas Log Blog Post Northern Argentina & Chile Travel Blog Post Antarctica Travel Blog Post  Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 1 Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 2 The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules
9/14/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Greatest Hits: Freelancing Your Way To Non-Stop Affordable Travel w/ Anna Mazurek

Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisure, and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money:  A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings, and traveling more” shows how she has been able to travel nonstop for 10 years on an average income of $30,000, Anna Mazurek from TravelLikeAnna.com.  Check out the full show notes here! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's & Tortuga Backpacks! Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. In This Episode 05:33 Travel Is My Life 10:55 Making Freelancing & Travel Work 16:25 Freelancing, Money & Hustling 24:10 Budget Breakdown For Full Time Travel 28:25 Scale Of Travel 31:10 Batching Work vs. Work/Travel Balance 33:40 What Did You "Give Up" For This Life 36:30 Prioritizing & Changed Ways 40:50 Saving Money Tips & Tricks 50:50 Favorite Places 53:10 Travel Mishaps 57:50 What's Next in Travel & Work   Important Links Travel Like Anna Grab Your Copy of Anna's Book Good With Money Follow Anna on Instagram | Twitter Postagram Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram’s @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? The Art of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy The Sweaty Traveler w/ Mackenzie Lawrence It’s Okay To Not Know Your Exact Path w/ Jon Santiago   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!      
8/31/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Greatest Hits: The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, which has the tagline “When Sh*t Goes Wrong on the Road”. What are some of your biggest travel mishaps? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Click here to download this episode directly! In This Episode 04:25 Volunteering For Love 06:20 Where Did The Love Of Travel Start 11:00 Learning To Travel With A Partner 17:05 Different Ways Of Life On The Road 19:45 Planning Their Travels 20:50 #VanLife 23:25 Sustainable/Responsible Tourism 28:00 Adventure Travel = Authentic Travel 32:25 Roles Of Travel 35:45 Crazy Travel Situations & Travel Angels 40:00 Splurging & Saving In What Areas 47:05 Biggest Travel Mishaps 56:15 Plans For Future Travel Post COVID   Important Links Find Christine & Jules on Don’tForgetToMove.com Follow Christine & Jules Podcast Not So Bon Voyage Follow Christine & Jules on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram’s @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? The Art of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy The Sweaty Traveler w/ Mackenzie Lawrence It’s Okay To Not Know Your Exact Path w/ Jon Santiago   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!  
8/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Greatest Hits: Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

Joining me today are two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12-year-old daughter Kayla to expose her to all different types of cultures, religions, and ways of life, Kim and Scott Goyette from MeditationMutha.com and GoLoveNow.com. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! Grab The Full Show Notes Here! In This Episode 04:10 Free Spirit Mode & Adventure Starting 11:00 From Cubicle to Location Independence 14:50 RTW: Planning & Mindset 23:30 Long Term Travel & Keeping Everyone Interested 27:30 Planning vs Roaming & Length of Stays 35:00 Accommodations & Playing With Points 41:30 Non-Negotiable Places & Surprises 44:00 Where Didn't Meet Expectations 48:00 Biggest Challenges & Transitioning Back 55:45 Next Adventure? 01:00:45 Biggest Travel Mishaps   Important Links Meditation Mutha Follow Meditation Mutha on Instagram | Facebook Go Love Now Follow Go Love Now on Twitter | Facebook | Youtube Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
8/17/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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Greatest Hits: Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com. Has van life intrigued you? What is your biggest hurdle from entering the van life world? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.   In This Episode 05:45 Van Life In COVID Times 08:15 Planning Your Travels...Or Not 12:50 Starting Van Life 21:15 Ella The Van Dog 23:30 First Things You Need To Think About For Your Van 30:15 Worst Parts Of Van Life 34:30 Van Life With Dogs 39:40 Best Parts Of Van Life 44:15 Solo Female Travel & Safety 53:45 The Future 55:10 Most Special Places She Has Slept 59:15 The Friendships On The Road 01:04:40 BIggest Travel Mishaps   Important Links Find Sydney on DivineOnTheRoad.com My Solo Road Podcast Follow Sydney on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest Ella The Van Dog Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean   Want More? Dominating Life with Heath Armstrong From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts!   Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
8/10/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 12 seconds
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Greatest Hits: The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

Today I have the amazing Chase Boehringer from The Bucketlist LIfestyle on the show and he has had the honor to be on the Price Is Right, he has spontaneously walked into an airport and bought a ticket, and has currently crossed off 80 out of 100 bucket list items. This is a very fun conversation that will probably get you the motivation to start attacking your bucket list! Do you have a bucket list? How many items have you been able to check off so far and do you have plans to get more checked off? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 03:40 Top 3 Bucket List Items Crossed Off & Still To Do 07:40 The Story Of Chase's Bucket List 17:00 Best Version Of Yourself & Growth 22:40 Transition To Full-Time Traveler 33:40 Positives & Negatives & Adventures 46:15 Best Advice On Embarking On Creating A Bucket List 50:55 The Price Is Right 56:55 Biggest Travel Mishaps   Important Links The Bucketlist Lifestyle The Bucketlist Lifestyle Tours Follow Chase on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean  
8/3/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Greatest Hits: From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd

Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, and who has gotten lost, stuck, and confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down.  Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What long-distance adventure are you wanting to conquer? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 03:00 Learning On The Go 04:05 Leveling Up & Where It All Started 09:45 Wanting To Do It To Actually Doing it 15:30 Alaska Adventure 19:30 Falling Forward & Planning At The Same Time 23:20 Am I Gonna Quit? 27:55 Being So Remote  30:35 Differences & Similarities Between All The Locations 35:55 Gear Used & Tossed Along The Way 40:40 Timeframe & End Date 44:25 The Longest Stretches 46:30 Biggest Lessons Learned 48:50 Post Trip Life 55:50 No Rules Needed 56:30 Learning About Writing & Publishing A Book 59:30 Unexpected Highlights & Biggest Mishap   Important Links Find Otto's book Northbound & Down Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean   Want More? Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys Adventures Big & Small w/ Alastair Humphreys Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott  
7/28/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Greatest Hits: Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

I am so excited to talk with my guest, Queen Michele, on today's episode because she is all about getting others to move abroad just like she did. Queen retired at the age of 52 and moved to Mexico as a single, middle-aged retiree, and began her journey of self-discovery with no end in sight. She now wakes up with a smile on her face and joy in her heart every single day! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's! In This Episode 03:30 A Multi-Layered Lady 05:30 Planning To Move Abroad 10:00 Prior Travel & The Emotions Of Leaving 13:30 Checklist For The New Location 15:30 Research 25:30 Reactions From Family & Friends 33:50 Finding Accommodations 38:15 Hardest Part Of Living Abroad 45:30 What You Need To Consider Prior To Moving 49:00 Considering Finances   Important Links Queen's book Considerations: A Guide For Moving Abroad Follow Queen on Facebook  Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts!   Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!  
7/20/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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Motivating Your Creative Maniac Mind

Are you looking to reinspire your heart and build new habits that allow you to dream bigger and take action towards your ideal life? Do you feel a transformation is needed to get you on the path that leads to your true happiness? Today's guest is Heath Armstrong from RageCreate.com, who has just launched the latest Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck 2.0 on Kickstarter, so definitely go check that out. This isn't your "normal" affirmations deck because it is made to motivate your creative maniac mind which is something that all travel lovers and entrepreneurs need more of on a daily basis.  Heath & I are diving deep into building habits on your terms, the transformations that come from following your true path, battling resistance gremlins, and why your thoughts matter more than anything else in life. I am not overly woo-woo but Heath breaks down the power behind the mind and how you create your story through your thoughts and beliefs in a fun and easily digestible way. What do you do to motivate your creative mind? Will you be grabbing a sweet-ass affirmation deck? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 00:50  Building Habits & Happiness Through Journaling 07:35 Being Grateful For What You Have & Also Knowing It's Not Right For You 14:45 Battling Resistance Gremlins 22:10 Affirmations & Why They Work 34:15 Re-evaluating Life During Hard Times & Rebuilding From There 44:15 Tailoring Your Life To What You Want & Makes You Happy 49:15 What Have You Learned About Patience 53:15 Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck 2.0   Important Links Grab your Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck on Kickstarter 60-Second Power Affirmations For Your Creative Maniac Mind Podcast Find Heath on his Rage Create Website or on HeathArmstrong.com Follow Rage Create on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Follow Heath on Instagram Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? Dominating Life with Heath Armstrong From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!  
7/15/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Greatest Hits: 40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

We have made it to our 400th episode and today we welcome the entire EPOP team to join us in giving our top 40 (plus) travel tips. Today we have on the show Vanessa, Mackenzie, Ransom, Lily, Kaycee, and of course, my wonderful wife and constant travel companion Heather, and we are diving into the travel tips and tricks we have all accumulated over our decades of travel experience. Like always it started at 40 (for our 400th episode) but who knows what number it actually ended up with. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our 400th episode with this crazy, funny, and awesome team that we have here at Extra Pack of Peanuts and thank you for being with us through these 400 episodes. We couldn't have done it without you! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! Which tip did you like the most? Did you enjoy having the entire team on the podcast? Let us know on Instagram @ExtraPackOfPeanuts   In This Episode 04:00 Introductions 05:30 Pre-Travel Tips 22:00 Packing 45:20 Money 51:00 During Travel   Important Links Tortuga Luggage Tortuga Packing Cubes Bigger Carry On from Away Luggage Packing Cubes Fanny Pack Amazon Mesh Bags Baggu Reusable Bags Buff Trek Light Backpacks & Totes Kilimanjaro & Tanzania Women-Owned Travel Company Helium II Rain Jacket Nomader Silicone Water Bottle Bamboo Utensil Set FREE Extra Pack Of Peanuts Packing List Charles Schwab Checking Account Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie  
7/6/20211 hour, 25 minutes
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Greatest Hits: Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad / Jason Robinson

We are bringing you one of our favorite episodes (& yours too) from this last year for this greatest hits episode!   Have you been dragging your feet about going nomadic? Are you coming up with every excuse possible to talk yourself out of it? Are you ready to get out of your own way? Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment is here today to talk about his new book The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad, the importance of facing fear, and why it is never too late to live the life you have always dreamed about.  If you are sick of making excuses, living solely in your comfort zone, and waiting for the so-called 'perfect time' to make the leap into a travel life, then this episode is for you!   What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 02:45 The Beginner Travelers Guide To Going Nomad 06:15 A Lonely Passport Stamp & Planting The Seed 10:05 How Location Independence Became Tangible 16:45 Extending Your Comfort Zone + Hosteling & Airbnb 25:05 Get Started Local & Then Go Abroad 29:30 Misconceptions & Perspectives 31:50 Confidence Expansion & Retraction Paradox 33:20 The Idea Of "Wasted Time" & Paying Off 50k In Debt 40:00 Making Big Shifts In Your Life 42:55 Realities Of Location Independence 46:10 The Nomad Experiment(s) 49:45 Living Out Of His Jeep & Pulling Teeth In Budapest 01:00:10 A Guide To Help You Travel More 01:06:10 Getting Out Of Your Own Way & Doing It In Steps   Important Links Jason's The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad Book Kickstarter Find Jason on his website Follow Jason on Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? 5 Ways Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd Around The World In 3 Years & Counting w/ Mon & T   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts!   Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
6/29/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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Netflix Filmed a Movie At Our House: Here’s The Scoop

Did you know that Netflix filmed a movie in our home? Today we are talking all about how they found us, what the process was like before & during filming, and how it all went down now that they are done. This was definitely a hectic but very fun experience and we can't wait to share it with you, Enjoy! Do you have any other questions that we didn't answer? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 06:00 How They Found Us 08:55 What Movie Is Being Filmed 12:40 Scouting For Films, Set Designs, & Huge Kudos 19:50 Celebrities In Our Home + Kate's IG Stories In Our Kitchen 22:50 Why We Ended Up Out Of Our Home For Weeks 26:45 Working In Chaos, Pivoting, & Flexibility 30:05 Interesting To See How Much Screen Time The House Gets 31:45 How Far They Go To Make A Place Work For A Film 34:10 Interesting Tidbits Of Filmmaking   Important Links Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen "Along For The Ride" Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? Best Small Towns In The US Summer Destinations Part 1: International Summer Destinations Part 2: U.S. Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
6/15/202139 minutes, 42 seconds
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Best Small Towns In The US

We got the idea for this episode from a Travel & Leisure article on the 11 Best Small Towns in America which allowed for places with 15,000 people or less but we aren't putting population restrictions on this list. If we consider it a small town or it has a strong small-town feel then it is in! We are sharing our top 15 places and, of course, there are a ton of honorable mentions for places we want to go but haven't yet. If you are wanting to get back on the road, wanting a slower pace, and craving that small-town feel then this episode will spur some wanderlust & a go-to list worth embarking on. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Did your favorite small town make the list? Which small town did we miss that should have been included? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 11:35 Honorable Mentions 14:40 On The East Coast 31:40 In The South 35:05 Going To The Midwest 36:40 Mountain Town Time 39:45 Old West Gun Fight  41:15 Home Of Our Best Restuarant In The US  42:50 West Coast Living 47:25 Last Town On The List Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean 11 Best Small Towns in America from Travel & Leisure  Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? Summer Destinations Part 1: International Summer Destinations Part 2: U.S. Slow Travel For The Win Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
6/9/202153 minutes, 2 seconds
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12 Skills in 12 Countries in 12 Months w/ Mike Savas

What will be (or was) your mid-life awakening? Have you followed your curiosity, passion, and love of travel to create the opportunities for your dream life? Today's guest is Mike Savas from Savas On The Go, who is currently on what he deems as his mid-life awakening which will include learning 12 skills in 12 countries in 12 months. Mike is learning from master's in all the skills he has sought out in the places of their greatness with only one month allotted for each location. If you have skills you have always wanted to explore but never gave yourself the permission, time, or focus to do that in the location of its significance then join Mike as he weaves his way through 12 months of travel & self-exploration. What would your 12 skills in 12 countries look like? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 03:10  A Month In The Making Project: The Mid-Life Awakening 04:50 The List Of Skills 08:35 Freediving In The Bahamas & The End Goal Per Month Per Skill 20:00 Finding The Masters & Getting Them Onboard 22:30 Conservation Ranger In Kenya: Making Plans & Taking Risks 24:50 Concerns But No Pauses & Overcoming Fears 26:45 What Has Been The Most Demanding On His Mind & Body 33:00 How To Avoid Burnout In Work & Travel 36:50 Which Skills Will He Keep Up In The Future 43:45 What Skills Does He Want To Learn But Won't Be Able To For This Project 49:00 Why You Don't Need To Be The Best: Just Enjoy The Process 52:40 Ranking The Skills Based On Excitement To Learn   Important Links Find Mike on his website Follow Mike on Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? The World's Longest Honeymoon w/ Mike & Anne From HoneyTrek Slow Travel For The Win Beginner's Guide To Going Nomad w/ Jason Robinson   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
6/1/202158 minutes, 51 seconds
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Summer Destinations Part 2: US

With travel opening back up, where do you want to go first (domestically)? Because we loved this topic so much we are splitting this conversation into two episodes and therefore splitting our list in two as well. Today, we will be covering our US destinations that we would love to spend some time in this summer. If you are craving travel as much as we are, this episode will fill your travel list with some great US destinations. Where are your top summer destinations in the US? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:25 The State That Has Fewer Than 7 Humans Per Square Mile (Heather's #5) 10:30 The Healthiest State In The Country & Home To Ben & Jerry's (Trav's #5) 11:45 The Land of Enchantment (Heather's #4) 14:05 Been Named "Beer Town USA" (Trav's #4) 16:20 It Feels Like Home...Because It Is (Heather's #3) 20:05 Stunningly Gorgeous Scenery & Road Trip Ready (Trav's #3) 23:15 Once Voted The Best City In The World by Travel & Leisure Magazine (Heather's #2) 25:35 The State That Has 1 Bear For Every 21 People (Trav's #2) 29:20 Heather's #1 Is A Region Close To Her Heart 32:50 Trav's #1 Is A Roadtrip Region   Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie Camp Indie   Want More? Summer Destinations Part 1: International 5 Ways Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic Travel Wishlist 2021   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
5/25/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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Summer Destinations Part 1: International

With travel opening back up, where do you want to go first (internationally)? Because we loved this topic so much we are splitting this conversation into two episodes and therefore splitting our list in two as well. Today, we will be covering our international destinations that currently (May 2021) have their borders open to vaccinated tourists (& only a couple that we are still waiting on). If you are craving travel as much as we are, this episode will fill your travel list with some great accessible (mostly) destinations. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What are you doing when you listen to our podcast? Where are your top summer destinations? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 08:55 Honorable Mentions 11:45 Where In Eastern Europe? 13:55 Heather's Favorite Country 15:50 Trav Is All About The Experience 17:30 Viva La... 19:50 Mitko Is In The Know With This Place 22:15 Still Waiting On The Borders Opening 24:35 The Island Life Is Calling 26:50 Number Ones   Important Links New York Times: E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? Destination Diaries: Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski Destination Diaries: Croatia (2019 Edition) Travel Wishlist 2021 Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
5/18/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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The World’s Longest Honeymoon w/ Mike and Anne from Honeytrek

What if you could take the world's longest honeymoon? Where would you go? What would you do? Today's guests are not only world-known (& Guinness record-holders) but also dear friends, Mike & Anne from Honeytrek.com and they are currently on the world's longest honeymoon at over 9 years long. We get into what life is like on the road (#RVLife), getting trapped in Europe during COVID lockdowns, the gorgeous glamping lifestyle, and so much more. If you have been biting at the bit to get out and travel again and you love unique and fun ways to explore this world then you will love learning about it all with Mike & Anne. Are you more likely to go glamping or embrace the RV Life? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 02:10 The Story Behind The World's Longest Honeymoon 05:55 Those Quitting Thoughts & How To Battle Them 09:50 RV Life On The Road: Pros & Cons 20:45 Getting Trapped In Europe During COVID 28:45 Gorgeous Glamping & Getting Reconnected With Nature 34:50 Mike & Anne's Most Memorable Glamping Opportunities 39:30 The Creation of Comfortably Wild 44:35 Types of Travel That Are Upcoming 48:00 Biggest Travel Mishap Important Links Find Mike & Anne at Honeytrek.com Follow Mike & Anne on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest Honeytrek Trip Coaching Services Comfortably Wild Book & Ultimate Journeys For Two Book Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? The Art of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy 5 Ways Travel Will Change Post Pandemic Slow Travel For The Win   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
5/11/202155 minutes, 43 seconds
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Slow Travel For The Win

Are you part of the fast travel or slow travel movement?  Our time in Costa Rica this last winter is the catalyst for today's conversation all about the pros and cons of slow travel. Trav is a convert from fast to slow and you will hear exactly why in this episode. If you are stuck in fast travel mode but crave a slower pace then this episode will spur your drive to create a life where slow travel is not only an option but the option. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 03:50 What Is Slow Travel? 07:30 The 80/20 Rule Blast From The Past 09:10 Cons Of Slow Travel 13:40 Pros of Slow Travel 17:30 Making Money From Your Home For Your Travels 21:40 Educating Your Kids & Yourself Through Travel 35:30 Strategies For Slow Travel   Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? Destination Diaries: Tamarindo, Costa Rica Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During Covid Is Thailand Really That Cheap?   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
5/4/202138 minutes, 42 seconds
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Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad / Jason Robinson

Have you been dragging your feet about going nomadic? Are you coming up with every excuse possible to talk yourself out of it? Are you ready to get out of your own way? Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment is here today to talk about his new book The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad, the importance of facing fear, and why it is never too late to live the life you have always dreamed about.  If you are sick of making excuses, living solely in your comfort zone, and waiting for the so-called 'perfect time' to make the leap into a travel life, then this episode is for you!   What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 02:45 The Beginner Travelers Guide To Going Nomad 06:15 A Lonely Passport Stamp & Planting The Seed 10:05 How Location Independence Became Tangible 16:45 Extending Your Comfort Zone + Hosteling & Airbnb 25:05 Get Started Local & Then Go Abroad 29:30 Misconceptions & Perspectives 31:50 Confidence Expansion & Retraction Paradox 33:20 The Idea Of "Wasted Time" & Paying Off 50k In Debt 40:00 Making Big Shifts In Your Life 42:55 Realities Of Location Independence 46:10 The Nomad Experiment(s) 49:45 Living Out Of His Jeep & Pulling Teeth In Budapest 01:00:10 A Guide To Help You Travel More 01:06:10 Getting Out Of Your Own Way & Doing It In Steps   Important Links Jason's The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad Book Kickstarter Find Jason on his website Follow Jason on Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? 5 Ways Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd Around The World In 3 Years & Counting w/ Mon & T   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
4/27/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 Ways Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic

What do you think will be the changes we see in travel in a post-pandemic life? How do you see it affecting the way you travel? We have had quite some time to think about life post-pandemic but now that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (thank you vaccine), we feel it is a great time to talk about how travel will have changed going forward. This was the topic we were prepared to discuss during our time on MSNBC with Yasmin Vossoughian but they quickly found out that Heather had caught COVID while we were in Costa Rica and that made for a better story for them. But, since we have this podcast we can finally get to discuss the 5 ways we see travel changing in a post-pandemic world and dive into the fundamental shift in the way people are traveling that we see as a positive. Enjoy! Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What did we miss? Which of these resonated the most with you? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 08:55 Logistics 11:10 The Big Rise In... 12:55 Slow & Steady Wins The Race 16:40 Shift In Where You Go 22:05 The Concept Of Home 28:25 Purpose Matters   Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean   Want More? What It's Like To Get COVID In Another Country Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID Travel Stats: 2020 In Review   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
4/13/202136 minutes, 1 second
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Top 20 Songs

What are your go-to jams? Who are your favorite artists that you can listen to over and over again? Are you a top hits listener or a whole album listener?  Today, Heather & I will be diving into our top 10 songs (20 between the two of us) and while this is something a little different in terms of topic, we do hope you get a kick out of whether we have ANY that are on both lists. It is another list episode and the same rules apply, we don't know what is on each other's lists and, of course, there will be honorable mentions. This episode is not a technical look at music and there are genres that I know nothing about so take this all as just our personal opinions (& with a grain of salt). Did any of your top 20 songs make it on our lists as well? What songs did we miss that you think should have made it? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 09:20 Honorable Mentions 15:45 Lyrics Matter 18:10 Travis Has More To Offer 21:10 Christian Ska Band 22:20 Stubborn Love 24:10 SoCal Representing 26:00 Some Folk-Rock Band From London 28:10 Southside Of Heaven 30:55 American Singer-Songwriter 34:25 Invoking Travel & A Little Drinking 35:55 It's Time For Cammp 37:45 Loving On Pat McGee 40:55 Canadian Islands 44:30 Wild Rivers 48:40 A Country Song With Lots Of Versions 52:40 A North Carolina Band: On Both Lists! 54:30 Paris In The Morning 55:55 South African Singer That Is A True Artist 01:01:40 I Am California 01:03:35 Number Ones   Important Links Yo Dats Rank Podcast Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? The Friendliest Countries Top 10 Holiday Movies Top 10 Winter Road Trips   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
4/6/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 25 seconds
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Destination Diary: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

You asked for it and today you are getting it! Our destination diary on Tamarindo, Costa Rica has arrived and it is jam-packed with great places, ideas, eats, etc. Since we spent such a long time here we are giving you all the insights that we learned during this time. Enjoy! Are you planning a trip to Tamarindo? What will be the first spot you explore Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Important Links Getting There: Liberia Airport Shuttle 1:15 hr - $80 San Jose Shuttle 4 hours - $$$ Renting A Car $1,300 / Month $300 / Week $12 / day Includes Mandatory Insurance   Getting Around: Within The Town Walk Golf Cart Car   Stay: Tamarindo Sunrise Condos Langosta More Residential - Would Want A Car Or At Least A Bike To Get To Town   Food & Drink: Eating Noi Santa Rita Cafe Resturante La Baula El Chiringuito Volcano Brewing Company Longboards BBQ Waffle Monkey Falafel Bar Little Lucha for Tuesday Tacos ($2) Walter’s Fish and Cheese in Langosta Da Calia Sazon Criollo - Go Fund Me For Them Dragonfly Bar & Grill Shrimp Hole Pangas Beach Club Cafe Tico Nordico Jardin Tamarindo Food Truck Park El Mercadito de Tamarindo Gourmet Food Market Masa Madre Pan Del Mundo Pico Bistro Green Papaya Vida Bowls Patagonia Del Mar Drinking Dragonfly Bar & Grill Pangas Beach Club (2 for 1) Nordico Tamarindo Coffee Roasters   Activities: Playa Avellanas Marbella Playa Nosara Playa Flamingo Las Catalinas Surf Lessons with Elias from SALT Nico - Island on the Hawaiian boat Saturday Farmer’s Market Thursday Night Market Sunsets Hang out by the pool   Didn’t do but recommended Arenal Volcano Santa Teresa Ostional - Sea Turtles Shops: Cheboards Matos Surf Shop: Rentals   Can't Miss OR Skip: Can't Miss: Surfing, Playa Avellanas Skip: Nogui's, La Purruja Wish We Had Done: Endless Summer at Witch's Rock on Tuesday, Sunset Cruises   Other Links Go Fund Me For The Rebuilding Of Sazon Criollo Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram’s @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie Camp Indie   Want More? Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID Destination Diaries: Japan The Reason We Travel   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
4/1/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Friendliest Countries

We have another list episode but this is the first time we have dove into the friendliest countries we have been to. Now, this does beg the question of what makes a place friendly and we are leaving it intentionally vague because it means something different to everybody. Like with all of our lists we will have some honorable mentions and then we get into our top 5 friendliest countries which we have not shared with each other. We hope you enjoy this episode! What are your top friendliest countries? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 03:45 What Defines Friendliest? 07:00 Honorable Mentions 11:15 Ancient & Modern Worlds Collide Here 13:10 The Land Of Smiles 15:10 Pura Vida 18:45 The Emerald Isle 20:45 Land Down Under 25:30 From Honorable Mention To Main List 35:15 This Place Is On My Mind 42:00 Let's Repeat One   Important Links Top 10 Things To Do In Siem Reap, Cambodia Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID Destination Diaries: Japan The Reason We Travel   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
3/23/202150 minutes, 7 seconds
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What It's Like To Get COVID In Another Country

You may be asking yourself "where the heck has EPOP been for the last few weeks?" well...Heather caught COVID. This, of course, changed everything we had planned including recording more episodes of this podcast. I went on full daddy duty while Heather had to quarantine herself away for 10 + days BUT Heather has fully recovered and we are discussing what it is like to get COVID in another country, the steps we had to take for testing, and how it affected our lives. What is your biggest fear about traveling right now? Did this episode help or hinder your travel plans? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. In This Episode 03:30 Questions About Costa Rica During COVID 05:00 Catching COVID in Costa Rica 06:40 Heather's Symptoms 10:10 Getting Tested & Isolating 16:30 Having The Scarlet Letter 19:30 Symptoms Throughout The Experience & Mental Toll 25:45 Our Blessings & We Know How Fortunate We Are 30:10 Prepping Whit For His COVID Test & The Flight Again 32:40 Are You Comfortable With The Possible Repercussions Of Traveling Now? 34:10 Do We Regret Traveling To Costa Rica  Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie Want More? Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID Travel Wishlist 2021 Best Experiences: 2020 In Review Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
3/17/202143 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID

If you don't follow us on Instagram then SURPRISE we are in Costa Rica and have been for over a month and today we are talking about how we came to the decision to come down here, the preconceived notions we had about the experience during COVID, and what it is like now that we are here and have been for a few weeks. We also may drop some hints on what our plan is moving forward. Is Costa Rica on your list of must-visit places? Have you traveled at all during the pandemic? What was your experience?  Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode 06:15 Making The Decision: What Went Into It 10:20 What Did We Have To Do To Be Able To Travel To Costa Rica 12:20 General Safety Precautions We Took As Well 14:10 Fully Booked Flights: Panic Attack Material 17:00 Feeling Safer In Costa Rica 20:10 Why Did We Choose Costa Rica? 23:00 What Are The Plans For Your Time In Costa Rica? 27:10 Why Did We Record This Episode? 30:50 Traveling With Kids During COVID   Important Links Get Your Education While Traveling at OSU E-Campus Coronavirus Outbreak & Kids (Harvard Medical) Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Location Indie   Want More? The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay w/ Karen Higgs Guidebook Writing & The National Parks w/ James Kaiser A Year Of Living Prayerfully w/ Jared Brock Part 2   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
2/16/202135 minutes, 4 seconds
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Best Experiences: 2020 In Review

We return with our final part in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks Check out Part 4: Best Desserts Check out Part 5: Best Meals Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out. While 2020 definitely did everything in its power to limit those, they still prevailed in spades. Today, Heather and I go through our top 10 experiences of 2020 from multiple honorable mentions to really appreciating the big and the little things in life. What were your favorite experiences of 2020? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! In This Episode 05:15 Honorable Mentions 12:55 Getting A Peek Into Our Diaries 14:35 Travel Blogging Friends + A Social Distance Shindig 17:05 Whit & Hadley: Best Buddies 19:25 Pre-Covid Cocktail Crawl 21:55 Road Tripping 24:00 The 100th Country Party (Pre-Covid) 26:45 Beaches...Feeling Normal Again 29:40 Love, Deuce, Match 32:15 Heather's Happy Place 36:40 Walks With Mom 38:30 Beautification Of The Backyard & Family Celebrations 42:45 Collegiate Times 45:05 Girl Date & Zoom Weddings 49:30 Porch Sitting & Beach Days 53:00 The Launching of Ju Ju + Co 55:30 Hanging Ten 01:01:20 Zone Of Genius 01:06:40 Daddy Daughter Time 01:12:25 Our Number One's   Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry,  @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Yo Dat's Rank Ju Ju + Co on Instagram Camp Indie    Want More? Scott Brills: A Man Of Leisure, Adventure, & Business 2021 Travel Wishlist 2020 In Review: Superlatives 2020 In Review: Travel Stats 2020 In Review: Best Drinks 2020 In Review: Best Desserts 2020 In Review: Best Meals Leave a Review! Apple Podcasts reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
2/9/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Best Meals: 2020 In Review

We return with Part 5 of 6 in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks Check out Part 4: Best Desserts If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. We tried to eat out to help support restaurants as much as we safely could during COVID. Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 8 meals of the year (each) for a total of 16 awesome places that you should definitely check out if you're going to be in the neighborhood! Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What was your best meal of 2020? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!   In This Episode 06:30 Honorable Mentions 13:35 The List Begins 19:55 Good Ol' Biscuit's 23:10 Fantastic Chicken Options 27:15 Heather Can Make It Even Better 29:40 Thai Is The Best 33:40 Trav "Acai Bowl" Sherry 37:15 It Is ALL About Comfort Food 42:30 A Homemade Southern Tradition 47:40 Bringing it Back to Philly 52:00 Home Cooking Papa Style 54:45 Drum Roll Please....#1's   Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry,  @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Get Your Education While Traveling at OSU E-Campus Ju Ju + Co on Instagram Location Indie Homemade or Multi-Location Trav's Grilling Pineapple Stuffing & Salt & Vinegar Mashed Potatoes by our buddy Crime Papa Sherry's Gumbo Tattooed Chef Acai Bowls North Carolina Cast Iron Kitchen The Southerly Soul Flavor Salt Fish Restaurant & Tiki Bar Kalethy Living Rooster & The Crow Cape Fear Boil Company Philadelphia Nui Nui Kitchen Zahav Philly Suburbs Collegeville Italian Bakery Pizzeria Napoletana  Sweet Aloha Bowls Tennessee Hattie B's   Want More? 2021 Travel Wishlist 2020 In Review: Superlatives 2020 In Review: Travel Stats 2020 In Review: Best Drinks 2020 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Experiences 2019 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Beers 2019 In Review: Best Coffee 2019 In Review: Best Wines 2019 In Review: Best Meals 2019 In Review: Superlatives 2019 In Review: Travel Stats   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!  
2/2/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Best Desserts - 2020 in Review

We return with Part 4 of 6 in our Year in Review Series: Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks   We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, key lime bars to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing. Everyone loves desserts, so we know you're not skipping this episode! Today Heather and I go through our top 5 desserts (10 total + 2 honorable mention (& 1 dishonorable mention) from 2020, from hometown to widely available to cities around the world if it's delicious, it's on the list! What was your best dessert of 2020? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!   In This Episode 04:15 Dishonorable Mention (A First on the Podcast) 05:35 Honorable Mentions 10:20 Do You Want S'Mores? 13:25 Keeping It In The Family 16:20 Doughnut Crazed 22:20 Perfect Bars 22:55 Philly Pride 24:35 Do You Want Some Salt? 29:20 More S'Mores? 34:05 For The LOVE Of Pies 39:50 PB Ice Cream   Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry,  @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean Ju Ju + Co on Instagram Location Indie Multi Locations Jeni's Ice Cream Tillamook Ice Cream - Monster Cookie Jet-Puffed S'More Marshmallows Perfect Bars - Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Salt & Straw Ice Cream Homemade Peppermint Bark - Julie North Carolina Britts Donuts Wake N Bake Donuts The Southerly Philadelphia Zsa's Ice Cream Butterscotch Pastry Shop   Want More? 2021 Travel Wishlist 2020 In Review: Superlatives 2020 In Review: Travel Stats 2020 In Review: Best Drinks 2019 In Review: Best Experiences 2019 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Beers 2019 In Review: Best Coffee 2019 In Review: Best Wines 2019 In Review: Best Meals 2019 In Review: Superlatives 2019 In Review: Travel Stats   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
1/26/202146 minutes, 16 seconds
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Best Drinks: 2020 In Review

We return with Part 3 of 6 in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives We've decided to bring all drinks into one episode due to the restrictions on travel we had this year because of COVID.  Join us today as we bring you our tops spots for coffee, wine, and anything that wets your whistle.  Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What were your drink spots in 2020? Do you like sparking water, yes or no? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!   In This Episode 06:10 The Reason Heather Is Drinking 07:10 Honorable Mentions 10:55 Coffee First 18:55 East Coast Love 21:50 Europe Does It Right 27:25 Trav's Picks   Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Get Your Education While Traveling at OSU E-Campus Slightly Pretentious Location Indie Wilmington, North Carolina Outpost Coffee Company Bespoke Coffee New Anthem Brewing Company Chicago, Illinois Dark Matter Coffee - Cold Brew Coffee Cans Charlton, Massachusettes Tree House Brewing Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bluebird Distillery Bluecoat Distilling Nashville, Tennesse  Sidebar at Bode General Tres Agaves French 75   Want More? 2021 Travel Wishlist 2020 In Review: Superlatives 2020 In Review: Travel Stats 2019 In Review: Best Experiences 2019 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Beers 2019 In Review: Best Coffee 2019 In Review: Best Wines 2019 In Review: Best Meals 2019 In Review: Superlatives 2019 In Review: Travel Stats   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
1/20/202156 minutes, 15 seconds
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Superlatives: 2020 in Review

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all. Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes. We are running our 6 part series (!!!) that covers our superlatives, the stats, best meals, best drinks best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review. In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2020 travel year. Best of, worst of, the best value, and a host of other things. And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know what is the most positive yet unexpected thing that happened to you in 2020? In This Episode 05:00 Most Expensive Accommodations 07:00 Cheapest Accommodations 08:15 The Best Value 12:20 The Worst Value 14:35 Favorite Accommodations 19:55 Least Favorite Accommodations 21:20 Craziest Thing We Did In 2020 28:20 Best Thing We Bought 34:05 Biggest Change in 2020 35:55 Most Unexpected Good Thing 39:10 Most Unexpected Bad Thing 44:30 Most Underwhelming Thing 47:55 Neatest Person We Met 51:50 Biggest Travel Mishap Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Side Hustle Success Challenge Location Indie Want More? 2021 Travel Wishlist Superlatives: 2019 Year In Review 2019 In Review: Best Experiences 2019 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Beers 2019 In Review: Best Coffee 2019 In Review: Best Wines 2019 In Review: Best Meals 2019 In Review: Superlatives 2019 In Review: Travel Stats Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
1/12/20211 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Travel Stats: 2020 in Review

Obviously, this year travel has been a lot different but we are still going to cover the nerdy statistics of 2020 in the traveling we have been able to do. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many states we visited plus much, much more! We'll be covering road trips, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month. So if you're into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like how many miles did you travel in 2020, the number of countries or states that you visited, and/or what's next for 2021 especially post vaccine!   In This Episode 06:16 Slept In How Many Places & The Breakdown 11:15 Longest Consecutive Time In One Place 14:40 Beach House Stats: Visitors vs Alone Time vs Airbnb Rentals 20:20 Flights 21:10 Overland Miles 23:00 Number of Countries 23:25 Number of States 24:00 Final Thoughts & What's Next Important Links Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Side Hustle Success Challenge Location Indie Want More? 2021 Travel Wishlist Superlatives: 2019 Year In Review 2019 In Review: Best Experiences 2019 In Review: Best Desserts 2019 In Review: Best Beers 2019 In Review: Best Coffee 2019 In Review: Best Wines 2019 In Review: Best Meals 2019 In Review: Superlatives 2019 In Review: Travel Stats Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
1/5/202128 minutes, 23 seconds
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Travel Wishlist 2021

To say that we didn't get to any of the places we had on our 2020 Travel Wishlist would be an understatement but that is what makes our 2021 list that much more special. We have a vaccine being rolled out so we are crossing our fingers to be able to get out and travel this coming year. Heather and I are going through our top 5/6 destinations (and some honorable mentions), including a couple of surprising destinations from us both. Where will we go first? What trips are on your travel wishlist for 2021? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:58 Honorable Mentions 08:45 Central America is Represented 13:45 Road Tripping  16:00 Aloha Time 19:35 Showing Some Love To The Midwest 24:40 An Honorable Mention Makes The Actual List 28:55 The Most Likely Trip To Happen In 2021 34:55 Oh Canada! 39:50 Our #1's Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles SantoriniDave.com Want More? 2020 Travel Wishlist 2019 Travel Wishlist 2018 Travel Wishlist - 2017 in Review The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay w/ Karen Higgs Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
12/29/202051 minutes, 9 seconds
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Top 10 Holiday Movies

We are trying something different today as we have crowdsourced from you our EPOP community, over on Instagram, all of your favorite holiday movies. We had you list your top 5 by rank and each number had a point amount which ended up giving us the top 10...yes, there was math, and yes, we did use a calculator because we are all business here 🤪. Thank you so much for everyone that participated and if you enjoy this style of episode then we would love to do more in the future. Let us know over on Instagram if you want us to do more of these! Did your favorite movie make the list? Do you want to see more crowdsourcing type episodes in the future? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's episode has been sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks! Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Tortuga Backpacks   Want More? Top 10 Winter Road Trips Top 10 Places To Spend Christmas Throwdown Showdown: Cold vs. Warm Christmas The Best Gifts For Travelers 2020   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
12/22/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 57 seconds
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Throwdown Showdown: Cold vs. Warm Christmas

It is time for another throwdown showdown (requested by the EPOP community) and we are combining it with the holiday season to decide which is better a cold location Christmas or a warm location Christmas. Do you want to get away from the cold and sometimes dreary weather or celebrate all that the holidays are in a traditional snowy weather place? Who was the winner? Which team did you agree with the most? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's episode has been sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 06:15 Rules Of The Debate 09:15 Cold Weather Opening Arguments 12:00 Warm Weather Opening Arguments 15:40 Peaceful Cold Weather 18:00 Simplified Warm Weather 19:35 Traditional Cozy Holiday 22:40 Does The Food Matter? 25:10 Breaking With Traditions 26:10 Magic Of Christmas 29:05 Acai Bowls & Margarita's vs Hot Chocolate & Mulled WIne   Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Tortuga Backpacks   Want More? Top 10 Winter Road Trips Top 10 Places To Spend Christmas Top 10 Favorite States Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
12/15/202032 minutes, 9 seconds
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Top 10 Winter Road Trips

It is time to hit the road but we are putting a winter spin on it. We have listed our top 5 (each) winter road trips and are sharing them with you and with each other. Some of these we have taken but not necessarily in the wintertime which puts a whole new lens on the experience. Grab your favorite warm beverage, get snuggly in your softest blanket, and sit back and enjoy this episode! What road trips would make your list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's episode has been sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks!   In This Episode 07:25 Honorable Mentions 12:10 Number 5 18:35 Number 4 26:10 Number 3 35:30 Number 2 46:10 Number 1   Important Links Location Indie Follow Mack on Instagram Halcyon Hot Springs Elote Cafe In Sedona Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Top 10 Places To Spend Christmas Top 10 Favorite States Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined Top 16 Places Where We'd Live For 3 Months   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
12/8/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Top 10 Places To Spend Christmas

First, we want to give a huge thanks to our amazing listeners who gave us some fantastic holiday-themed ideas for podcasts for the entire month of December which spurred on today's episode. Heather and I are talking about our top 5 places (each) that we would like to spend the Christmas season. Of course, they are ranked but do you think any place made both lists? What places would make your list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's episode has been sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 08:20 Honorable Mentions 11:00 Number 5 16:35 Number 4 19:35 Number 3 26:55 Number 2 32:30 Number 1   Important Links Location Indie IceHotel Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Top 10 Favorite States Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined Top 16 Places Where We'd Live For 3 Months The 10 Best Winter Destinations of 2019   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
12/1/202042 minutes, 34 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks

It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier. So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year (as difficult as it was) and reveal the people & things we are most thankful for in 2020.  We want to know what are the unexpected things you are thankful for this year? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's episode has been sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 06:15 Number 7 09:55 Number 6 14:45 Number 5 20:55 Number 4 29:00 Number 3 40:15 Number 2 53:30 Number 1   Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? 20 Questions About Our New Beach House - Answered! Thanksgiving Thanks 2019 Thanksgiving Thanks 2018 Thanksgiving Thanks 2017   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
11/24/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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From Business Traveler To Pleasure Seeker w/ Malcolm Teasdale

Joining me today is someone who has visited 98 countries, lived in 5, and who figures he’ll settle down when he’s 95, former business traveler and now strictly pleasure seeker, Malcolm Teasdale from MalcolmJTeasdale.com. Do you travel for business? How do you mix business travel with pleasure travel? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 04:15 Getting Bit By The Travel Bug 06:35 Seeking Out Business That Requires Travel 10:05 Making Business & Travel Work Together 13:30 Pros & Cons Of Living In All The Places He Has Lived 18:25 Cruise Ships Speaking As A Way To Travel The World 29:55 Getting Off The Beaten Path & Places To Go 32:10 Bhutan Beauty & Exploration 37:50 The Highlights Of All His Travels 41:20 The Places That Will Be Visited 42:45 Save and Splurge Travel 47:25 Biggest Travel Mishap   Important Links Find Malcolm on MalcolmJTeasdale.com Follow Malcolm on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? The Best Gifts For Travelers 2020 From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
11/17/202055 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Best Gifts For Travelers 2020 (Podcast)

We are doing things a little different this time around because, well...2020 has been a different type of year. This year we are keeping our list to only 20 travel items that are great for regular travel, of course, but are also useful right now during COVID which means these items are good for everyday life and for current travel life (domestic travel in the US, road trips, and staycations). From less than $5 to over $1,000, and with gifts ranging from backpacks to books and from kids to COVID items, there’s something here for everyone. Here are the best gifts for travelers (even during COVID) – so start shopping and happy holidays!   Click here to see the whole gift guide.   Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!   In This Episode 07:00 Electronics and Gear 14:50 Books 20:40 Clothing 30:30 Only in COVID 34:00 Kids   Important Links Click here to see the whole gift guide. Best Travel Backpacks & Gear Best Travel Gadgets Best Sleep/Health Travel Gifts Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Best Travel Books Best Travel Gifts For Men Best Travel Gifts For Women Heather’s Favorite Travel Gifts Trav’s Favorite Travel Gifts Best Infant Travel Gifts Best Toddler Travel Gifts Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles.   Want More? The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2019 (Podcast) The 49 Best Gifts For Travelers In 2018 (Podcast) The 47 Best Gifts For Travelers in 2017 (Podcast) The Best Gifts For Travelers 2016 (Podcast)   Leave a Review! iTunes reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on iTunes! Click this link: Leave a review on iTunes Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
11/10/202045 minutes, 26 seconds
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From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd

Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, and who has gotten lost, stuck, and confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down.  What long-distance adventure are you wanting to conquer? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 03:00 Learning On The Go 04:05 Leveling Up & Where It All Started 09:45 Wanting To Do It To Actually Doing it 15:30 Alaska Adventure 19:30 Falling Forward & Planning At The Same Time 23:20 Am I Gonna Quit? 27:55 Being So Remote  30:35 Differences & Similarities Between All The Locations 35:55 Gear Used & Tossed Along The Way 40:40 Timeframe & End Date 44:25 The Longest Stretches 46:30 Biggest Lessons Learned 48:50 Post Trip Life 55:50 No Rules Needed 56:30 Learning About Writing & Publishing A Book 59:30 Unexpected Highlights & Biggest Mishap   Important Links Find Otto's book Northbound & Down Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys Adventures Big & Small w/ Alastair Humphreys Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott  
11/3/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 12 seconds
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Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott

In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India. While quarantining in her home in Denver - she used her time to work on a new Ebook, Where to Go, and When. The book provides inspirational ideas of where to travel each month (for when we can travel again). For each month she chose 3 destinations to satisfy different travel styles (epic adventure, domestic trip, and an international trip or festival) with a short overview of the interesting, cool and quirky things to do there. The destinations were chosen based on trips Sherry has actually done over her 14 years as a travel blogger. My good friend and incredible writer and photographer - one of the OG’s of travel blogging - Sherry Ott from Ottsworld.com. What is your favorite place to go in a specific month? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:20 Homebasing After Being Nomadic For 11 Years 12:00 How Fast Was She Moving As A Digital Nomad 17:25 Do You Still Want The New Places Or The Comforts Of Places You've Been 19:15 How The Pandemic Has Affected Sherry's Life & The Positives Of It All 25:45 Exploring The West Via Road Trips 33:30 Flirting & Planning For Future Travels 36:30 Where To Go & When Travel Book 38:50 Travel By Month 42:00 Destinations That Are Surprising & Fun 50:30 Lesser-Known Options & Trusting Advice From People Who Have Been There 57:30 Save & Splurge: What Do You Save On & What Do You Splurge On 01:05:30 Biggest Travel Mishap   Important Links Find Sherry at OttsWorld.com Follow Sherry on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter FREE Ebook Download of Where to Go & When Wisconsin Supper Clubs Blog Post Pooping Christmas Log Blog Post Northern Argentina & Chile Travel Blog Post Antarctica Travel Blog Post  Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 1 Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 2 The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules
10/27/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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20 Questions About Our New Beach House - Answered!

Heather and I have had a lot of questions about our new beach house in North Carolina and today they are getting answered. The questions are broken down into 3 categories which include general, logistics, and rental opportunities, and let's get started! Do you want to live on the beach? Would you like to rent Trav & Heather's beach house? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode 07:30 How Long Do You Plan To Spend At The Beach House?  12:00 Did You Sell The Philly House? Are You Renting The Philly House? 14:15 How Did We Decided On The Location? 19:20 Why Did You Decided To Buy Something So Far From Philly? 21:15 Why The Carolina's And Not Abroad? 22:20 Where Do You See Yourselves Buying Next? 24:00 Where Did We Get Those Chairs?! 24:45 How Did We Find This Property? 27:20 How Did We Find A Realtor In North Carolina? 33:00 What Was The House Buying Process Like For You? 38:45 Is Flood & Hurricane Insurance Expensive? 42:10 Do We Have Concerns About An Investment This Large During A Pandemic? 45:55 Any Tips On Budgeting For Someone Who Wants To Buy A Place 53:35 Are We Hiring A Property Manager For The Rental Of This House? 55:25 Was The Beach House Previously A Vacation Rental? 57:55 How Do We Home Renovate With 2 Little Ones? 59:30 Has It Turned Out How We Thought It Would?    Important Links Oregon State University E-Campus Never Split The Difference By Chris Voss Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Top10 Favorite States 16 Best Places To Live For 3 Years Destination Diary: Asheville, North Carolina   Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. Leave an honest review. You’re awesome!
10/22/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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European Road Tripping In 1975 w/ Marshall & Debbie Hockett

Today is all about #vanlife but we are going back in time to 1975 to see how much it has changed over the years. I am happy to welcome Marshall & Debbie Hockett from Tripping1975.com, who, in 1975, hopped on a plane to Europe, grabbed a VW van named Banana, spent a year exploring the continent...and then, wrote a book about it 45 years later!   How much has traveled changed for you over the years? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.   In This Episode 03:00 Getting The Book Written 05:40 Decision To Getting The Book Out 07:00 Biggest Differences In Travel From The '70s to Now 09:00 Highlights From The Trip 12:25 Planning The Trip & The Route They Took in 1975 19:15 Places That Exceeded Expectations 21:00 Only One Argument In A Year 25:00 Biggest Changes In Your Travel Style & Getting Back To Europe 29:30 Biggest Travel Mishap 36:00 Getting Engaged On The Road   Important Links Find Marshall & Debbie Hockett from Tripping1975.com Follow Marshall & Debbie on Facebook | Instagram Buy Tripping 1975 Here Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules Van Life As A Female Traveler w/Sydney Febrache From NFL to Van Life w/ Joe Hawley  
10/13/202038 minutes, 31 seconds
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Around The World In 3 Years & Counting w/ Mon & T

Joining me today are two people I’ve spent uncountable nights singing karaoke with, who graciously played host when Heather and I got to experience a New Year’s Eve in Sydney, and who I’ve been living vicariously through the last year as they travel around on their 3-year Round the World Trip, my favorite kiwis in the whole world, Mon and T from GetHappy.today. What locations would be on your big trip list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode 04:30 The Hidden Gem  09:45 Planning The Big Trip & The Spreadsheet 17:50 The Deciding Factor Of When To Leave 22:05 Taking Things With Ease & Lessons From Travel 25:40 Get Happy Today: Begin Your Journey To Happiness 27:30 The Parallel Between Two Seemingly Different Things 36:05 Budgeting For A Long Extended Trip 48:45 Traveling During COVID 55:00 Being "Stuck" In Barbados 58:35 The Future Of Their Travels During COVID 01:03:15 What's It Like To Be Turned Away From A Country 01:11:05 Trying To Get Into Slovenia 01:14:30 Trying To Avoid Anymore Border Drama 01:18:15 The Pillars Of The Travel Plan & What Will They Miss 01:21:30 What Happens After The Trip? 01:24:35 The Places They Want To Possibly Live 01:33:40 The Vietnam Jeep Story   Important Links Find Mon & T on GetHappy.today Follow Mon & T on Facebook | Instagram Akashinga: The Brave Ones | National Geographic Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Beautifully Boozing Around The World w/ Natalie Migliarini Around The World On 50 Bucks w/ Christopher Schacht Living Around The World w/ Worldtowning  
10/8/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, which has the tagline “When Sh*t Goes Wrong on the Road”. What are your biggest travel mishaps? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode 04:25 Volunteering For Love 06:20 Where Did The Love Of Travel Start 11:00 Learning To Travel With A Partner 17:05 Different Ways Of Life On The Road 19:45 Planning Their Travels 20:50 #VanLife 23:25 Sustainable/Responsible Tourism 28:00 Adventure Travel = Authentic Travel 32:25 Roles Of Travel 35:45 Crazy Travel Situations & Travel Angels 40:00 Splurging & Saving In What Areas 47:05 Biggest Travel Mishaps 56:15 Plans For Future Travel Post COVID   Important Links Find Christine & Jules on Don’tForgetToMove.com Follow Christine & Jules Podcast Not So Bon Voyage Follow Christine & Jules on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles
9/29/20201 hour, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com. Has van life intrigued you? What is your biggest hurdle from entering the van life world? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.   In This Episode 05:45 Van Life In COVID Times 08:15 Planning Your Travels...Or Not 12:50 Starting Van Life 21:15 Ella The Van Dog 23:30 First Things You Need To Think About For Your Van 30:15 Worst Parts Of Van Life 34:30 Van Life With Dogs 39:40 Best Parts Of Van Life 44:15 Solo Female Travel & Safety 53:45 The Future 55:10 Most Special Places She Has Slept 59:15 The Friendships On The Road 01:04:40 BIggest Travel Mishaps   Important Links Find Sydney on DivineOnTheRoad.com My Solo Road Podcast Follow Sydney on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest Ella The Van Dog Oregon State University E-Campus Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles
9/22/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone w/ Alice Teacake

Joining me today is someone who has driven solo across Vietnam on a bike, was a burlesque dancer in Shanghai, and has gotten stranded in Taiwan, Alice Teacake from TeacakeTravels.com and cohost of the Girls Talk Travel podcast. What has been your challenging travel education? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Important Links Find Alice on TeacakeTravels.com Follow Alice on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles
9/17/202059 minutes, 54 seconds
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From NFL To Van Life w/ Joe Hawley

Joining me today is someone who after spending 8 years playing at the highest level in the NFL retired and gave all his possessions to charity, and whose name of his blog and social media handles says it all,  Joe Hawley from ManVanDogBlog.com. Have you pivoted in your life? What was the catalyst for your pivot? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the full show notes with all the links here! In This Episode 06:55 Your Relationship With The NFL 09:10 Leaving The NFL & Injuries 15:00 Camaraderie In Work & Life 23:40 Why Van Life 26:35 Van Logistics & Finding The Sprinter 31:10 Being Open On The Road vs. Routine At Home 36:15 The Shift In People's Reactions  40:45 How Travel & Adventures Change You  47:40 The Härt Collective  53:55 Other Great Projects & Writing A Book 01:02:10 Biggest Travel Mishaps  
9/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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Traveling While Anxious w/ Gilad Gamliel

Would you consider yourself to be anxious? How has your anxiety impacted your travel? Joining me today is someone who, despite being a “neurotic Jew from New York who is quite possibly the most risk-averse person you know” (his words, not mine) has traveled to over 20 countries - all while clutching his wallet too tight and packing every medication under the sun just in case he’s 3 hours from a hospital, Gilad Gamliel from The Overthinker's Passport. How has anxiety played a role in your travels? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the full show notes with all the links here! In This Episode 02:15 The Overthinker's Passport 05:10 How Do You Know If You Are An Anxious Person 06:40 How Has Anxiety Impacted & Affected Your Life 11:45 Pushing Past The Anxiety To Travel 14:30 Deciding Where To Go 16:25 Saying Yes To Things That Make You Uncomfortable 20:45 The List Of Comfort 23:55 What Can You Do When Someone Else Is Having A Panic Attack 34:30 Stopping It Before It Gets Away From You 38:55 Self-Love To-Do's 40:05 Slow vs. Fast Travel 41:15 Anxiety In Different Cultures & Easing Through A Trip 45:40 Tips On Starting To Travel With Anxiety 48:40 The After The Trip Routine 51:25 The Struggle Is Real 57:25 Biggest Travel Mishaps Important Links Find Gilad on The Overthinker's Passport Follow Gilad on Facebook | Instagram 7-Day Side Hustle Challenge Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles   Want More? Traveling With Baggage With Sarah Tiedemann Travel Meltdowns w/ Jason, Napkins, Travis, & Heather The Art Of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy  
9/1/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Beautifully Boozing Around The World

How do travel & booze mix? Does a specific cocktail or drink immediately remind you of a specific place? Today we are talking with Natalie Migliarini from BeautifulBooze.com and we are discussing the epic relationship between cocktails and travel, how she got her business started, and why it's okay to blend your business with your travels. We also dive into the best countries for cocktails, the strangest cocktails, the best drinking experiences, and where you should scrimp & splurge for your home bar (especially during COVID-19). What is your favorite cocktail? What has been your experience with cocktails while traveling? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the full show notes with all the links discussed here! In This Episode 06:00 Misconceptions On Bringing In Booze From Outside The U.S. 12:40 When Did The Love Of Cocktails Start 18:50 For The Love Of Travel 20:10 How She Started Beautiful Booze 25:55 Leveling Up Her Business Through A Change of Scenery 33:30 Learning To Blend Travel With The Business 38:15 Best & Not So Great Countries For Cocktails 41:00 Strangest & Most Unique Cocktails Ever Had 48:15 Situational Drinking 52:00 Best Drinking Experiences 57:55 Best Drinking Experience In The U.S. 01:00:30 Guilty Pleasure Drink 01:01:40 Where Should You Scrimp & Splurge For Your Home Bar 01:04:20 Are Certain Spirits Are Better Than Others 01:08:55 Being Mindful Of How Much You Are Consuming 01:12:40 Biggest Travel Mishap
8/25/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Hardest Job On The Planet w/ Nate Menninger

Joining me today is someone who I had the great honor to have on 3.5 years ago (way back in episode 272), and who since then has continued his immersive exploration, which includes working the hardest job on Earth, Nate Menninger from his new project, ThePorterFilm.com. What has been your biggest challenge in life? What is the difference you are going to make in this world through that challenge? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed here! In This Episode 02:50 What Was The Goal 3.5 Years Ago 07:30 The Hardest Job In The World 10:00 The Plan & Why They Chose Him 14:10 Beginning Stages & Initial Shocks 20:15 Biggest Fears 22:25 What Did The Other Porter's Think 25:40 The Day To Day Life Of A Porter 33:15 The Breaking Points 37:30 The Camaraderie 40:45 How The Story Changed & What Emerged Instead 45:45 The Wages Are Not Survivable & The Systematic Problem  50:15 What Is The End Goal
8/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay w/ Karen Higgs

Joining me today is someone who used to sing 60’s covers in a psychedelic rock bar in Costa Rica, whose hometown is roughly 8,000 miles from where she now lives, and who is the only Uruguay guidebook author who actually lives there, Karen Higgs from guruguay.com. Is Uruguay now on your travel bucket list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:50 Pronunciation & Mistaken Identities 13:15 History & Culture of Uruguay 20:00 How Did You End Up In Uruguay? 24:20 Falling In Love With Uruguay 28:30 The Reactions To Uruguay From Abroad 31:50 What Is Uruguay Known For? 35:35 Itineraries (Including Beaches & Wine Country), When To Go, & When To Book 50:00 The City, The Food, The Music Scene, & The Carnivals 57:00 Temperatures You Can Expect 58:30 The Costs & What To Budget 01:06:50 Biggest Travel Mishaps   Important Links FREE Guide To Karen's Favorite Places To Eat, Drink, & Visit In Uruguay Grab Karen's Uruguay Guide Books The Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo on Audible.com Find Karen over at Guru'Guay Follow Karen on Instagram | Facebook | YouTube Discover Uruguay Facebook Group Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles
8/11/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Around The World On 50 Bucks w/ Christopher Schacht

Joining me today is someone who has hitchhiked across oceans, who started off on a 5 year around the world journey with only $50 in his pocket and came home with a wife, and who is a fellow twin, Christopher Schacht, author of Around the World on $50 Bucks.   This episode was recorded pre-COVID-19.   Check out all the links discussed on the show notes page!   How long do you think you could make it on $50? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 02:20 Twin Talk 05:30 The Time Frame To Go Around The World Without Air Travel 08:50 Deciding On The Places To See & Learning To Use The Time 17:10 The Places Christopher Stayed The Longest 19:45 How Long Did That $50 Last 24:50 From Party Angel To Mining Gold: The Crazy Jobs Along The Way 31:50 Languages Learned Before & On The Road 34:45 Hitchhiking Across The Oceans 44:15 The Love Story & The Unusual Way He Met His Wife 50:35 Why Did The Traveling Stop? Do You Want To Travel Again? 57:15 Biggest Travel Mishaps
8/4/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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Seeing The World Via Hitchhiking w/ Juan Villarino

Joining me today is someone who since 2005 has hitchhiked across 95 countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq, to document hospitality and fight stereotypes and who has written a book about it called Hitchhiking in the Axis of Evil, Juan Villarino from JuanVillarino.com.    Have you ever hitchhiked? Where is your dream hitchhiking location? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Check out the full show notes with all the links here!   In This Episode 02:30 Hitchhiking In Modern Times 10:35 Home Basing To Write A Book 12:40 Easiest & Hardest Places To Hitchhike 18:15 Building Authentic Connections Through Hitchhiking 23:10 The Rules Of Hitchhiking & Being A Good Hitchhiker 33:15 Solo vs With A Friend 36:15 Hitchhiking in the States 47:45 The Real Hospitality Of The People In The "Axis of Evil"  01:01:45 Biggest Travel Mishap  
7/30/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fight Against Boring w/ Sean Kolina & Jeff Anderlite

Joining me today are two guys who started the #1 hostel in Nicaragua, who have participated in the Mongol Rally, who have traveled through China, Colombia, and Peru sourcing fabrics and whose motto is to “Fight Against Boring”, Sean Kolina and Jeff Anderlite from BajaLlama.com. This episode was recorded pre-COVID-19.   How do you fight against boring? Do you want to participate in the Mongol Rally? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Don't forget to check out the full show notes to grab all the links discussed!   In This Episode 02:30 What is BajaLlama & Throwing The Darts On The Board 06:20 Deciding On & Running A Clothing Business 11:00 Supporting Local Artists & The Designing Process 20:50 What Is The Naked Tiger? 25:40 How Travel Has Impacted Them & How Has It Changed 33:00 The Crazy Mongol Rally & The Fight Against Boring 39:15 What Is The Mongol Rally & Where Do You Go? 42:00 Strategies & Marketing for BajaLlama 50:10 Biggest Travel Mishap 56:45 What Is Coming Next & In The Future
7/21/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Living A Wild Nomad Life w/ Uwe Allgäuer

Joining me today is someone who is a founder through and through - he’s founded a coworking space in Bansko, Bulgaria, a Nomad Sailing Retreat, and who has just started another project called “Wild Nomad Safari”, Uwe Allgauer from Wildnomadsafari.com. We are diving into what it's like to have multiple businesses running at one time, the importance of having a community of like-minded people, & why you need to have time to connect and time to disconnect. (This was recorded pre-COVID-19 so dates discussed have changed) Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Do you surround yourself with like-minded communities? How has it benefited you? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 04:05 Why So Many Projects & Being A Multipotentialite 10:45 The Backstory: Start of the Digital Nomad Life 16:15 Defining The Terms To Live The Life 23:30 Surrounding Yourself With Like-Minded People 30:05 Building & Running Co-Working Bankso 41:50 Beautiful Bulgaria & Business Perks 47:45 Wild Nomad Safari 52:30 How Does It Work & The Total Experience 01:01:00 Nomad Sailing Retreats 01:07:00 Biggest Travel Mishap
7/14/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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16 Best Places to Live for 3 Years

You are really digging our "countdown" style podcasts lately so we are giving you another one but this time we are diving into the 16 best places to live for at least 3 years. We aren't talking about vacations or short-haul stays but living day to day life like a local, embracing the culture fully, & truly settling into the places we discuss in today's podcast. This one is a little more high stakes because Trav has a love of buying real estate and so at any point one of these places could become a reality so I (Heather) had to think long and hard about the possible future commitment this episode could be making for me. We each picked 7-8 places (hello, honorable mentions) where we could live for 3 years and you'll have to listen to see if we had any places make both lists. Can anyone say moving possibilities?!   Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.   What places made your list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 05:00 The Ground Rules 08:10 Honorable Mentions 10:10 Let's Get Started 41:10 Drumroll Please...Number One's
7/9/202047 minutes, 19 seconds
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Top 10 Favorite States

Today is all about Heather & I's top 5 favorite states we have been to and that means it is time for some good-hearted disagreements and maybe a mention or two of a few states that we still want to visit. This is another episode idea straight from our "Ask Us Anything" call-out on Instagram but we knew this would definitely need its own full episode. Of course, this wouldn't be a "Top List" without some honorable mentions so who do you think had the most of those? Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Which states made it to your top 5 favorites list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 05:40 The States We Want To Visit 10:30 Honorable Mentions 13:20 Let's Get Started 29:35 Drumroll Please...Number One's 41:25 If This Was a State, It Would Be My # 1
6/30/202045 minutes, 29 seconds
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Life As A Nomad Attorney w/ Marc Weitz

Joining me today is someone who is known as “a nomad attorney”, who in the last two years has ventured through Pakistan and Iraq, driven from LA to Alaska, and maybe most impressively, took the Trans-Siberian railroad in winter, and who just published his third novel, He Who Fights with Monsters (wow, I’m tired just writing all of that out!), Marc Weitz. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Can your job be done on the road? What is your biggest hurdle to getting to a nomadic lifestyle? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab all the show notes including the links here! In This Episode 04:15 Being A Nomad Attorney & Getting Started 12:05 Biggest Roadblocks 17:10 Tips For Beginner Nomads (Especially If Your Job Is Not Normally Nomadic) 22:50 Making Travel A Lifestyle 29:15 Living in Paris 35:20 Volunteering During Your Trips 37:45 Pakistan & Iraq Safety & Surprises 44:00 Accommodations & Getting Around 48:15 Exploring Eastern Europe & Transnistria The Breakaway Republic 51:30 Amount Of Time Spent Away 52:30 Tales From The Trans-Siberian Railroad In The Winter 57:45 Top Of The List Places 01:02:10 Biggest Travel Mishaps 01:05:20 Writing Novels & The Love of Writing
6/23/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Learning A Love Of Language w/ Steve Kaufmann

Have you always wanted to learn a new language? How about 20 of them? Joining me today is someone who retired ex-diplomat, who has 50 years of travel under his belt, and who speaks 20 languages, Steve Kaufmann from lingq.com. What language(s) do you want to learn? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 02:10 The Language Learning Beginnings 05:45 How To Make Your Brain More Flexible  08:15 Best Ways To Learn A Language 15:40 Lingq Language Learning 19:20 Is Isolated Vocab Necessary? 21:40 Comprehension & Tenses 24:40 How Long Does It Take To Learn A Language 28:45 How Important Is Immersion  32:35 How To Decide Which Languages To Learn 34:15 Which Languages Did He Give Up On 36:30 Learning Multiple Languages At Once & Losing What You've Learned 40:50 The Extensive Travel Life 42:55 Top of List Destinations 43:40 Diplomat Life & Living Anywhere 47:50 Travel Stories & Mishaps
6/18/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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Only One Country...For The Rest Of Our Lives

Today we are answering one of our listener's questions that we received through our Instagram and we thought it was so good that it deserved its own podcast episode. We all know how much Travis loves his lists and he agonized over it up until this recording (TBH it was during the recording as well) while Heather was able to put her's together in less than 5 minutes but that is not to say that there wasn't a ton of pros and cons to navigate. The question is (drumroll please...) if you could only go back to one country for the rest of your life, where would you choose? And of course, Trav has his ground rules for this question & is the flip flop master which you will hear when you check out this episode. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. If you could only go back to one country for the rest of your life, where would you choose? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Get the full show notes with links here! In This Episode 04:30 The Question 05:30 Trav's Ground Rules 07:45 Heather & Trav's Reasoning & Honorable Mentions 14:15 Let The Lists Begin 31:10 Number One's 40:00 What Is Your Top 5?   
6/9/202043 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Art Of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy

Joining me today are two people with Californian accents (even though one of them is from Kentucky), a couple who has driven a BMW into a medieval castle in France and are fellow stroopwafel addicts, Jeremy and Lia from PracticalWanderlust.com. After a disastrous year-long honeymoon they now share down-to-earth travel tips from their many (mis)adventures on their podcast and blog and we dive into those stories & tips in today's episode. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. What has been your most disastrous travel mishap? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. In This Episode 6:00 Coming Home From The One Year Honeymoon 14:20 Better Work/Life Balance with Travel 17:45 Why The Jump Into Travel & The Spreadsheet 29:00 The Disasterous Honeymoon 37:00 Reality Checks & How-To Pivot 44:35 Amazing European Highlights & Castle Crashing 50:20 The End Of The Trip & Processing It  57:00 The Machu Picchu Misadventure 01:07:00 What Is Coming up Next
6/4/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined

For our Quarantine Diaries we did a "Ask us Anything" series and some of the questions deserved a full episode so today Heather and I go through the top six places to be quarantined! The mountains, the ocean, a lake, a city... what will we choose? You have to listen to find out!  Where would you want to be quarantined? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. In This Episode 5:30 Where would you choose to be quarantined? 7:47 Heather's honorable mention 10:09 Headed here in the fall? 12:48 The ocean, good restaurants, and impeccable weather! 13:53 Headed to an island? 23:39 Anything you would change? 25:30 Living on the water 26:50 Where do you want to be quarantined?  Important Links Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles  
5/26/202028 minutes, 59 seconds
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QD 19- Ask Us Anything Part 5

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest!  This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!    
5/25/202028 minutes, 45 seconds
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QD 18- Ask Us Anything Part 4

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest!  This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/22/202028 minutes, 35 seconds
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QD 17- Ask Us Anything Part 3

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest!  This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/20/202021 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two Year Bike Trip w/ Chris Haag

Joining me today is someone who fell in love with biking in the city of Detroit, who enjoys being (and peeing) outdoors, and who is on a two-year bike trip from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Chris Haag from ThePlacesIPee.com This episode of The Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus What's the longest bike trip you've been on? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Click here to download this episode directly! Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. In This Episode 3:16 Being and Peeing Outdoors 6:10 Riding a bike from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina 9:49 Budgeting for an Epic Biking Trip 14:00 What To Do When Reality Sets In 26:30 Getting Stuck in Sticky Situations 30:55 Advice for Other Riders 27:18 Most Difficult Places to Ride  35:03 Mental Toughness  39:10 Passing Time While Riding 50 Miles a Day  41:00 Favorite Places to Ride 52:18 Facing the Unexpected 1:08 Better Than You Imagined?
5/19/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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QD 16: Ask Us Anything Part 2

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest!  This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/18/202021 minutes, 57 seconds
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QD 15: Ask Us Anything Part 1

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out!  This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/15/202029 minutes, 46 seconds
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Unplugged with Johnny Welsh

Joining me today is someone who once had to decide between grad school and interning at a castle in Italy (you can guess which one he chose), who has written two books, and who has helped pioneer the low-tech movement, Johnny Welsh from Johnnywelsh.com   Have you ever done a digital detox? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   Grab the full show notes with all the links here! In This Episode 03:05 Internship in Italy or grad school? 04:37 Support from your friends and family 06:10 Coming back from Italy 08:27 The idea of unplugging 11:37 Falling into old habits 20:45 Johnny writes his first book 25:26 What it means to stay unplugged 39:10 Getting bit by the travel bug 45:56 Some of Johnny's favorite places 51:21 Biggest travel mishap Important Links Find Johnny Welsh at Johnnywelsh.com Location Indie Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles
5/14/202059 minutes, 59 seconds
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QD 14: Best of Paris

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Paris, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/13/202022 minutes, 53 seconds
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QD 13: Best of Siem Reap

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Siem Reap, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/11/202059 minutes, 8 seconds
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QD 12: Best of Switzerland

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Switzerland, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/8/202035 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Sweaty Traveler w/ Mackenzie Lawrence

Joining us today is someone who loves cliff diving with Italian grandmas and a good pork chop, who all of you have met before even if you don’t know it (since she’s in charge of the EPOP social media) and who just launched her very own podcast with the best podcast tagline we’ve ever heard Mackenzie Lawrence from The Sweaty Traveler podcast. Grab the full show notes with all the links here! What has been your sweatiest traveler moment? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.   In This Episode 03:15 What & Who Is The Sweaty Traveler 05:05 Traveler's Guilt & How It Affects You 09:30 Tips For Solo Female Travel  13:00 Support & Panic Attacks When Solo Traveling 20:05 Cliff Diving With Italian Grandma's Near A Nude Beach 25:00 Authentic Experiences While Traveling 27:00 Living Outside Your Comfort Zone 30:20 How Did This Trip Change You 34:10 What Helps You When You Can't Travel (Quarantine Blues) 35:15 Tips For Making Friends On The Road & Balancing Time For Yourself 39:45 What Surprised You Most About Yourself & Traveling 43:20 Biggest Travel Mishap 50:30 The Sweatiest Places
5/7/202059 minutes, 8 seconds
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QD 11: We Read Mean Reviews

Trav and Heather read their meanest reviews for everyone's enjoyment :)! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/6/202023 minutes, 9 seconds
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QD 10: Top 3 Post Quarantine Road Trips That Trav & Heather Want To Take

Trav and Heather give their top 3 post quarantine road trips that they want to take! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
5/5/202022 minutes, 53 seconds
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QD 09: Best of Barcelona

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Barcelona, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high! Grab the travel guide here!
5/1/202031 minutes, 34 seconds
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Balancing Full Time Work With Travel w/ Jen Seiser

Joining me today is someone who is a proud Cincy resident and Wisconsin native, who has been to over 40 countries, who describes herself as an “older Millennial” and who has absolutely awesome pictures of 6 Ethiopian boys on stilts, Jen Seiser from TheJourneyNotes.com and JenSeiserPhotography.com. Could you balance a full-time job and your travel goals? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab the full show notes with all the links here! In This Episode 03:00 For The Love Of Cincy & the State Of Wisconsin 09:45 What Does Your Travel/Work-Life Look Like 11:15 The Hybrid of LI & Remote Careers 14:15 Travel Tradeoffs & Holidays 15:35 Solo Trips vs Family Trips 20:30 State of Travel Urgency (Where To Go Soon) 24:55 Capturing It All With Photography 31:25 Travel Style & Costs 35:35 Hardest Country To Drive In 38:40 Biggest Travel Mishap  
4/30/202045 minutes, 45 seconds
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QD 08: Best of Cape Town

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Cape Town, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high! Grab the travel guide here!
4/29/202028 minutes, 27 seconds
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QD 07: Best of (the Republic of) Georgia

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Georgia, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/27/202022 minutes, 40 seconds
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QD 06: Best of Slovenia

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Slovenia, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/22/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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QD 05: Best Of Italy

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Italy, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/20/202027 minutes, 58 seconds
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QD 04: Best of British Columbia

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in British Columbia, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/17/202025 minutes, 56 seconds
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QD 03: Best of Bali

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Bali, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/15/202018 minutes, 9 seconds
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It's Okay To Not Know Your Exact Path w/ Jon Santiago

Joining me today is someone who spent many years covering the NBA, attended Justin Beiber’s 21st birthday party, and who left it all behind in 2016 to travel the world and has been on a whirlwind tour since then, Jon Santiago freelance writer and publisher of original content at Santiagos.space. What does your dream life look like? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Get the full show notes with all the links discussed here!
4/14/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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QD 02: Best of Thailand

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Thailand, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/13/202026 minutes, 33 seconds
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QD 01: Best of Greece

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Greece, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity! This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!
4/10/202021 minutes, 58 seconds
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Traveling With Trip Scout w/ Konrad Waliszewski

Joining me today is someone who is the co-founder and CEO of Trip Scout, who traveled back and forth to Europe by himself as a 9-year-old, who was called “the modern-day Marco Polo” by Forbes and who now, like myself, is traveling with two little ones, Konrad Waliszewski from Trip Scout. Do you use TripScout for your travels?  Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab all the links discussed in the show notes here! In This Episode 02:50 Life Between the US & Europe At A Young Age 10:30 The Impact On The Entrepreneurial Spirit & Travel 17:55 Traveling, Creating A Company, & Blending The Two 25:40 How Trip Scout Started & Helps Today's Traveler 36:25 Favorite Underrated Places & The Next Big Adventures 48:40 How Did TripScout Grow So Large 53:00 The Initial Vision & How It Has Changed 57:00 The Investor Power 01:01:30 Underwhelming Places & Where To Go Instead 01:07:00 Biggest Travel Mishap & What's Next
4/9/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fast-Tracking Citizenship Through Your Bloodline w/ Sarah Mikutel

Joining me today is someone who moved to Italy on the advice of a stranger on the internet, who can see France from her bedroom window (even though she lives in England), and who got Italian citizenship in 2 months, Sarah Mikutel from PostcardAcademy.co and the Postcard Academy Podcast. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP  We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!. Have you ever researched your ancestry citizenship possibilities? What country would you love to be an ex-pat in? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab the full show notes with all the links discusses here! In This Episode 05:00 How An American Got Italian Citizenship 11:15 Researching Your Italian Citizenship Options & Steps To Take 18:05 Costs & Challenges 27:20 Ways To Travel Long Term Overseas &  31:40 Freelance Visa's & E-Residency in Estonia 37:20 What Are The Benefits & Cons Of Living In Europe 42:30 Working For Companies Overseas 45:00 What Is Her Travel Style & Places She Loves 48:00 How To Save Money While Living Abroad & Traveling 53:25 Travel Mishap Stories
4/2/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Croatia vs. Slovenia

Today's Throwdown Showdown we are focusing on two places that we both truly adore, Croatia &. Slovenia.  Which do you want to visit more the pearl of the Adriatic or the nation of caves?  Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP  We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!. Who is the winner in your opinion, Croatia or Slovenia? What Showdown Throwdown do you want to hear next? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Get the full show notes here! In This Episode 07:35 Heather's Love Of Croatia 08:45 Trav's Love of Slovenia 10:55 The Island & Nature Debate 12:20 Too Touristy 15:40 The Cities 20:55 Location, Location, Location 23:35 Battle Of The Foods 27:35 It's All About The $$$ 29:06 Coastal Heaven
3/24/202033 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ireland vs. Scotland

Today's Throwdown Showdown we are focusing on two of the greenest landscaped countries with views to die for, Ireland vs. Scotland.  Does your heart lie with the Emerald Isle or the land of whiskey and bagpipes? Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP  We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!. Who is the winner in your opinion, Ireland or Scotland? Who did a better job convincing you, Heather or Trav? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the full show notes here! In This Episode 06:30 Choosing Your Side 08:25 Transportation 12:15 So Green & Tourism 14:30 It's All About The Pub Life 19:15 The Major Cities 23:15 Roadtrips & Nature 26:12 Isle of Skye vs. Dingle Pennisula 31:50 The Accent Debate
3/17/202035 minutes, 52 seconds
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Austin vs. Nashville

You asked we listened and we will have a lot more 'Throwdown Showdown' shows coming to you! Today the great debate is Austin vs. Nashville. Which location is your favorite? Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP  We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!. Who is the winner in your opinion, Austin or Nashville? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Check out the full show notes here!   In This Episode 07:50 Going Big To Start: Food 13:15 Time For The Tunes 16:35 What's The Temp? 19:20 Mobility & The Epicenter 20:20 Catch That Ball 24:30 Entrepreneurial Spirit 27:20 Coffee vs Ice Cream 29:10 Closing Arguments
3/10/202037 minutes, 2 seconds
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Teaching For Freedom w/ Rachel Story

Joining me today is someone who met her husband at a music festival (although the bag of wine means she doesn’t remember it that well), who has lived in China, Indonesia, and Mexico, and who is always one of my favorite people to talk to, Rachel Story from GratefulGypsies.com. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP  We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!. In This Episode 05:08 Love Of The World 10:50 Music Festivals & Finding Love 19:10 Starting To Travel & Hitting Rock Bottom 28:50 Teaching English In China 37:30 Online English Teaching For Location Independence 46:25 Pro's & Con's Of Online English Teaching 53:25 Best Resources To Learn More 55:25 Tips For Teaching English 59:00 The 3 Prong's Of Digital Nomad Life 01:03:00 Biggest Travel Mishap 01:05:40 Next Travel Stops & Teaching For Freedom Course  
3/3/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Have Adventures On The Global Scavenger Hunt w/ Bill Chalmers

Joining me today is the winner of the 1989 Human Race, where he traveled 40,000 miles in 17 days, someone who was named “The World’s Greatest Traveler” by National Geographic Traveler in 2002, and who is the founder and Ringmaster of The Global Scavenger Hunt, Bill Chalmers from GlobalScavengerHunt.com Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP. Would you want to participate in The Global Scavenger Hunt? Would you do it more for fun or to win? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed by clicking here! In This Episode 03:40 How Did This All Start 11:40 What Keeps It Going 16:20 This Biggest Changes 22:40 What is The Global Scavenger Hunt 34:45 Type Of People Who Participate 37:55 Figuring Out The Hunt & Dynamics 48:50 Would You Win? 51:00 Keeping People Going & Competition 59:25 How Long Does Planning Take? 01:08:30 Costs To Participate & Spending During The Hunt 01:17:00 Is There Going To Be a 2021 Event?
2/25/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 14 seconds
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Remote Working With A Global Career w/ Mike Swigunski

Joining me today is someone who has been traveling and working from the road for over 2900 days and who has visited 573 cities and 73 countries, Mike Swigunski from GlobalCareerBook.com.   Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP.   Get the full show notes with all the links here!   In This Episode 03:45 Counting Countries & Cities 07:10 The City Of Spires: Prague 16:05 Places Not Living up To The Hype 17:50 Finding Jobs Overseas 28:30 New Zealand Working Visa & Hitchhiking Adventure 32:30 Finding Remote Work & Using Your Current Skill Set 40:55 What Job Is Right For You & Pay Scales 45:30 What Is The Competition Like? 46:50 How To Stand Out From The Crowd 53:20 Work/Life/Travel Balance 56:10 Home Bases & Traveling From There 59:50 Travel Mishaps
2/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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Best Experiences - 2019 in Review

Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out. Some of those perfect travel days that you couldn't have planned in a million years, but that really stick with you, months later. Today, Heather and I go through our top 10 experiences of 2019 spanning the globe from the Good Ole USA to Canada to the warmth of sunny Florida and gorgeous Croatia. What were your favorite experiences of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! Get the full show notes here! In This Episode 05:40 Honorable Mentions 06:35 A Flight Made The List??!! 08:55 The Good Ole USA 13:30 Ohhhh Canada 17:30 NYE + A Wedding 19:20 I Think I Am In Love 24:00 Beach Experiences 35:55 Pacific Northwest With Friends 39:15 Epic Croatia 46:40 Mountain Skiing 52:20 The Sun Came Out 56:15 Viva Mexico 58:45 Our Number One's
2/11/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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Best Desserts - 2019 in Review

We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, key lime bars to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing. Today Heather and I go through our top 8 desserts (16 total + 1 honorable mention) from 2019, from hometown to widely available to cities around the world, if it's delicious, it's on the list! What was your favorite dessert of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! Get the full show notes with all the links discussed in today's episode here! In This Episode 03:50 Honorable Mention 05:10 Starting Off With An Old Favorite  07:50 Creamy Peanut Butter 10:25 Keeping It Local 14:45 Doughnut Crazed 16:30 Portland Pride 20:45 Ice Cream In Florida 23:35 Number 3/2 28:25 More Doughnuts 32:25 Number Ones
2/4/202041 minutes, 5 seconds
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Best Beers - 2019 in Review

2019 was a great year for beer! Listen to hear our best beer experiences of 2019 and since Heather was pregnant for most of the year, Trav had to really step up and carry the "burden" of beer drinking for 2019. You can only imagine how distraught this made him (queue sarcasm). What was your favorite beer or brewery of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! Check out the show notes with links to everywhere we talked about on the episode page. In This Episode 05:30 Keeping It Local 11:55 Colorado Love 13:50 Bringing It Back Home 16:25 Deliciousness In The North  20:15 Portland Pride 23:30 Number 1
1/28/202033 minutes, 22 seconds
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Best Wines: 2019 Year In Review

We return with Part 5 of 8 in our Year in Review Series! It is the bonus episode all about wine! Instead of grouping coffee and wine together, Heather thought it deserved its own episode and she was right (like normal). Join us today as Heather shares her top 6 wines from around the world in 2019. Check out Part 1: Superlatives Check out Part 2: Travel Stats Check out Part 3: Best Meals Check out Part 4: Best Coffee What was your favorite wine of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! Check out the show notes with all the links on the episode page! In This Episode 06:20 Honorable Mentions 07:20 Starting Off At Home 09:15 We Love Canada 10:55 Europe Does It Right 13:50 Prince Edward County 18:00 Drum Roll Please...
1/21/202024 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best Coffee: 2019 In Review

We return with Part 4 of 8 in our Year in Review Series. Check out Part 1: Superlatives Check out Part 2: Travel Stats Check out Part 3: Best Meals We've decided to split up...coffee and wine into their own episodes. So this year in review will be an 8 part series instead of the normal 7. Join us today as Heather shares her top 9 coffee spots from around the world of 2019. What were your favorite coffee spots of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs! Grab the full show notes with all the links to the places discussed on the episode page!     In This Episode 08:05 Portland Representing 10:50 Ohhhhh Canada 18:55 East Coast Love 21:50 Europe Does It Right 27:25 Trav's Picks
1/21/202032 minutes, 55 seconds
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Best Meals: 2019 In Review

We return with Part 3 of 7 in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Superlatives Check out Part 2: Travel Stats If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. And boy did we eat a lot in 2019! Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 12 meals of the year (each) for a total of 24 awesome places around the world that you should definitely check out if you're going to be in the neighborhood! From Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina to Philadelphia and Maine, we truly span the globe with today's episode! What were your favorite meals of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts! If you go anywhere we have ever discussed please snap a pic & post on Instagram and hashtag #EPOPSentUs Check out the FULL show notes (including links to everything discussed) here!  
1/14/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
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Travel Stats: 2019 In Review

In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2019. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more! We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month. So if you're into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like how many miles did you travel in 2019, the number of countries or states that you visited, and/or what's next for 2020! In This Episode 06:50 Slept In How Many Places & The Breakdown 13:15 Housesitting 16:45 Longest Time In One Place 22:00 Flights 25:00 Overland Miles 31:15 Number of Countries 31:55 Number of States 33:00 Final Thoughts & What's Next Check out the full show notes here!
1/8/202037 minutes, 51 seconds
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Superlatives: 2019 in Review

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all. Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes. We'll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our superlatives, the stats, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review. In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2019 travel year. Best of, worst of, the best value, and a host of other things. We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month. So if you're into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like craziest thing you did or bought, the most unexpected thing in a good way that happened to you &/or your biggest travel mishap in 2019! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's!   In This Episode 06:30 Most Expensive Accommodations 09:23 Cheapest Accommodations 13:21 The Best Value 16:45 The Worst Value 18:00 Favorite Accommodations 25:00 Least Favorite Accommodations 26:25 Best/Worst Flights 31:20 The Craziest Thing (in our lives) 36:00 Best Thing We Bought 40:42 Biggest Travel Change 43:28 Most Unexpected Good Thing 48:10 Most Unexpected Bad Thing 51:32 Most Underwhelming Thing 55:30 Neatest Person We Met 01:01:17 Biggest Travel Mishap Important Links Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto How To Get Free Accommodation With House Sitting Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP  
1/3/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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2020 Travel Wishlist

Every year we like to make a list of our dream destinations for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get around to a couple of them, sometimes we don't and they live on to the following year's list, but either way, it's a great way to start off! We didn't even look back at our 2019 Travel Wishlist because we didn't want to be swayed so we simply asked ourselves 'Where do I want to go' without overthinking it or putting any restrictions on the dreaming of travel for 2020 just pure wanderlust. Heather and I go through our top 7 destinations (and some honorable mentions), including a couple of surprising destinations from us both! Where will we go first? What places are on your dream 2020 travel wishlist? Did any of your places match one of ours?  Let us know @PackofPeanuts!   In This Episode 06:40 Honorable Mentions 11:30 Let's Begin! 19:15 South America is Represented 23:20 Europe Time! 30:45 Remote Living 33:30 Rehashing The Past 37:15 Top 3 Region for Trav 47:15 Our #1's Important Links World Nomads TravelFish.org Jetto (Apple Only) Ask EPOP
12/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

Today I have the amazing Chase Boehringer from The Bucketlist LIfestyle on the show and he has had the honor to be on the Price Is Right, he has spontaneously walked into an airport and bought a ticket, and has currently crossed off 80 out of 100 bucket list items. This is a very fun conversation that will probably get you the motivation to start attacking your bucket list! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's! Do you have a bucket list? How many items have you been able to check off so far and do you have plans to get more checked off? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!   In This Episode 03:40 Top 3 Bucket List Items Crossed Off & Still To Do 07:40 The Story Of Chase's Bucket List 17:00 Best Version Of Yourself & Growth 22:40 Transition To Full-Time Traveler 33:40 Positives & Negatives & Adventures 46:15 Best Advice On Embarking On Creating A Bucket List 50:55 The Price Is Right 56:55 Biggest Travel Mishaps Important Links The Bucketlist Lifestyle The Bucketlist Lifestyle Tours Follow Chase on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto  
12/19/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

I am so excited to talk with my guest, Queen Michele, on today's episode because she is all about getting others to move abroad just like she did. Queen retired at the age of 52 and moved to Mexico as a single, middle-aged retiree, and began her journey of self-discovery with no end in sight. She now wakes up with a smile on her face and joy in her heart every single day! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's! In This Episode 03:30 A Multi-Layered Lady 05:30 Planning To Move Abroad 10:00 Prior Travel & The Emotions Of Leaving 13:30 Checklist For The New Location 15:30 Research 25:30 Reactions From Family & Friends 33:50 Finding Accommodations 38:15 Hardest Part Of Living Abroad 45:30 What You Need To Consider Prior To Moving 49:00 Considering Finances Important Links Queen's book Considerations: A Guide For Moving Abroad Follow Queen on Facebook  Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto  
12/12/20191 hour, 16 seconds
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40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

We have made it to our 400th episode and today we welcome the entire EPOP team to join us in giving our top 40 (plus) travel tips. Today we have on the show Vanessa, Mackenzie, Ransom, Lily, Kaycee, and of course, my wonderful wife and constant travel companion Heather and we are diving into the travel tips and tricks we have all accumulated over our decades of travel experience. Like always it started at 40 (for our 400th episode) but who knows what number it actually ended up with. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our 400th episode with this crazy, funny, and awesome team that we have here at Extra Pack of Peanuts and thank you for being with us through these 400 episodes. We couldn't have done it without you! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! Which tip did you like the most? Did you enjoy having the entire team on the podcast? Let us know @PackofPeanuts! Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us! In This Episode 04:00 Introductions 05:30 Pre-Travel Tips 22:00 Packing 45:20 Money 51:00 During Travel Important Links Tortuga Luggage Tortuga Packing Cubes Bigger Carry On from Away Luggage Packing Cubes Fanny Pack Amazon Mesh Bags Baggu Reusable Bags Buff Trek Light Backpacks & Totes Kilimanjaro & Tanzania Women-Owned Travel Company Helium II Rain Jacket Nomader Silicone Water Bottle Bamboo Utensil Set FREE Extra Pack Of Peanuts Packing List Charles Schwab Checking Account Jetto App (Apple Only) - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
12/5/20191 hour, 25 minutes
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2019

It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier. So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year and reveal the 8 people & things we are most thankful for in 2019.   Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Suavs & the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!   Important Links Camp Indie Suavs Tortuga Backpacks Bluffworks Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
11/28/20191 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

Joining me today are  two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12 year old daughter Kayla to expose her to all different types of cultures, religions, and ways of life, Kim and Scott Goyette from MeditationMutha.com and GoLoveNow.com. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! Grab The Full Show Notes Here! In This Episode 04:10 Free Spirit Mode & Adventure Starting 11:00 From Cubicle to Location Independence 14:50 RTW: Planning & Mindset 23:30 Long Term Travel & Keeping Everyone Interested 27:30 Planning vs Roaming & Length of Stays 35:00 Accommodations & Playing With Points 41:30 Non-Negotiable Places & Surprises 44:00 Where Didn't Meet Expectations 48:00 Biggest Challenges & Transitioning Back 55:45 Next Adventure? 01:00:45 Biggest Travel Mishaps Important Links Meditation Mutha Follow Meditation Mutha on Instagram | Facebook Go Love Now Follow Go Love Now on Twitter | Facebook | Youtube Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
11/14/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2019 (Podcast)

Every year, for the past seven years, we’ve scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know). And in those past seven years, our annual “best gifts for travelers” guide has become one of the most popular travel gift guides in the world! So if you’re struggling with what to get the traveler in your life, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered again this year. From less than $5 to over $1,000, and with gifts ranging from backpacks to books and from cashmere to coffee, there’s something here for everyone. Here are the best gifts for travelers – so start shopping, and happy holidays!   Important Links: Click here to see the whole gift guide. Want to skip to a certain section? Just click a link below: Best Travel Backpacks & Gear Best Travel Gadgets Best Sleep/Health Travel Gifts Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Best Travel Books Best Travel Gifts For Men Best Travel Gifts For Women Heather’s Favorite Travel Gifts Trav’s Favorite Travel Gifts Best Infant Travel Gifts Best Toddler Travel Gifts
11/5/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Art of Bikepacking w/ Xavier Himma

Joining me today is someone who solo bicycled from Canada all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina, Xavier Himma from FollowTheHumOfTheEarth.com and Hum of The Earth on YouTube. Get the full show notes here! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 03:40 Why Do It, Why On A Bike & How Long 14:00 Path Taken 19:00 Fears & Sleeping Accommodations 22:10 Budget & Journey 32:30 Unforeseen Places  37:30 Hardships & The Kindness Of Firefighters 43:45 What Was Learned 45:10 Fond Memories & Difficult Spots 51:20 Mishaps 55:30 What Was The End Like? 58:30 What's Next, Timeline Important Links Find Xavier on his website Follow To The Hum Of The Earth Follow Xavier on Youtube Warm Showers Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
10/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Freelancing Your Way To Non-Stop Affordable Travel w/ Anna Mazurek

Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisures and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money:  A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings and traveling more” shows how she has been able to travel nonstop for 10 years on an average income of $30,000, Anna Mazurek from TravelLikeAnna.com.  Check out the full show notes here! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's & Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 05:33 Travel Is My Life 10:55 Making Freelancing & Travel Work 16:25 Freelancing, Money & Hustling 24:10 Budget Breakdown For Full Time Travel 28:25 Scale Of Travel 31:10 Batching Work vs. Work/Travel Balance 33:40 What Did You "Give Up" For This Life 36:30 Prioritizing & Changed Ways 40:50 Saving Money Tips & Tricks 50:50 Favorite Places 53:10 Travel Mishaps 57:50 What's Next in Travel & Work   Important Links Travel Like Anna Grab Your Copy of Anna's Book Good With Money Follow Anna on Instagram | Twitter Postagram Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
10/22/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Philly: Best Things To Do

This is the last episode of our updated Philly Destination Diary (cue sad music) but we are ending it with the best of all...Activites! Yep, we are giving you the must-see sites for adults, kids and everyone in between in this gorgeous city of ours. We hope you have enjoyed the new format for this destination diary and that we have inspired you to come visit the city of brotherly love real soon. In This Episode 03:50 West To East 07:00 For The Kiddies 11:40 Medical Oddities 13:20 Time For A Visit To The Markets 16:40 History In A Nutshell 21:55 Wandering The Old City 24:10 Concerts 26:10 Sports Important Links Philadelphia Art Museum & The Rocky Steps Kids Franklin Institute Please Touch Museum Smith Playground & Playhouse Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University Philadelphia Zoo Mutter Museum Reading Terminal Italian Market Independence Hall & Liberty Bell Museum of the American Revolution Wander Around Old City Elfreth's Alley Betsy Ross House Carpenter's Hall Concerts Fillmore in Northern Liberties Union Transfer The Met World Cafe Live Sports South Philly Sports Complex XfinityLive Temple Villanova Palestra Kelly Drive Fairmount Park Toynbee Tiles Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto  
10/15/201934 minutes, 13 seconds
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Philly: Best Places To Drink

By now you are well-versed in the neighborhoods you need to stay in, the best places to eat and the best places to start your day (aka breakfast & coffee) but today is all about getting your drink on. Yes, we are diving into the best places in Philly to drink with a focus on beer and cocktails plus we even sorted most of them by neighborhoods to make it easier for you to find them. If you weren't wanting a cold beer before this episode you may by the end! In This Episode 05:30 Let's Begin with Beer in Spring Garden Area 09:40 Beer in South Philly Area 14:40 Beer in Fishtown Area 25:55 Cocktails 28:10 Distilleries   Important Links Beer Spring Garden Area Yards Brewing Company Love City Brewing South Philly Second District Brewing Company Separatist Beer Project Brewery ARS Bok Bar Fishtown Evil Genius Beer Company Tired Hands Biergarten Urban Village Brewing Company Frankford Hall Barcade Garage Philly Bottle Bar East Crime and Punishment Brewing Company McGillin’s Olde Ale House Cocktails The Franklin Bar - Center City Writer’s Block Rehab - Center City Distilleries Blue Coat Distillery New Liberty Distillery Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Bar   Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
10/15/201933 minutes, 31 seconds
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Philly: Best Breakfast/Brunch and Coffee

We now know which neighborhoods to check out, a ton of places to eat but we are needing something to kick off our day in Philly and this episode fits the bill with the best breakfast/brunch & coffee places in town. Get noshing on some amazing bagels, donuts (with fried chicken), breakfast sandwiches, and french toast and get it all down with the best coffee in Philly.  In This Episode 04:25 Let's Begin 07:00 Heather's Favorite Coffee 10:40 Foodie Place That Matt G Loves Too 12:00 Beer Bagels 13:30 Donuts & Fried Chicken 16:15 Roasters Jawn 18:40 Get A Shot 19:15 Going Off Script   Important Links Middle Child La Colombe One Shot Philly Style Bagels Federal Doughnuts ReAnimator Coffee Roasters Shot Tower Coffee United By Blue Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
10/8/201923 minutes, 36 seconds
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Philly: Best Places to Eat

It's time to dive into one of the most delicious aspects of Philly and that is the best places to eat. We will break them down by food type (hello cheesesteaks) and by location so that you can eat your way through Philly easily. Loosen that belt, get comfy, and start planning your epic foodie trip!   In This Episode 03:30 Cheesesteaks 12:30 Best Of The Best 21:00 Fishtown Area 30:25 Old City 34:25 Center City 37:30 South Philly 41:20 Reading Terminal Market   Important Links Cheesesteaks Pat's King of Steaks Geno's Pizza & Cheesesteaks John's Roast Pork Dalessandro's Steak & Hoagies Woodrow's (on South Street) Campo's Philly Cheesesteaks (on Market St) Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks (in Reading Terminal Market) Best of the Best John's Roast Pork Zahav Suraya Pizzeria Beddia Middle Child La Colombe Reading Terminal Market Fishtown Suraya Pizzeria Beddia Cake Life Good Spoon Soupery Loco Pez  Bottle Bar East Memphis Taproom Helm Wm. Mulherin's Sons Hiroki Old City Zahav Lucha Cartel The Continental Restuarant & Martini Bar High Street Market The Bourse Food Hall Center City Kanella's Grill Spice Finch Indeblue Restaurant South Philly Francoluigi's Italian Resturant La Mula Terca Hardena Reading Terminal Market  Bassett’s Ice Cream Beiler’s Donuts DiNic’s Roast Pork Miller’s Twist Soft Pretzels Beck’s Cajun Cafe Herschel’s East Side Deli Famous Local Institutions Philly Soft Pretzel Factory Wawa
10/8/201950 minutes, 12 seconds
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Philly: Neighborhoods and Where to Stay

Do you love Philadelphia or has it been on your to-go list for way too long? In this series, we will be breaking down everything that is Philly from neighborhoods to eating & drinking to things to do in 5 mini-episodes. You can binge them all in one sitting or listen to the first three today and the last 2 next Tuesday but either way you will be getting some serious jonesing for a trip to Philadephia (cue the Fresh Prince theme song). Yep, now you have that in your head! Bonus points if you say the word "water" the Philly way!  Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's & Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 09:45 Getting To Philadelphia 14:35 Fishtown / Northern Liberties 20:15 Passyunk Square 22:45 Old City 24:50 Center City/Washington Square West Important Links Philly Phlash VisitPhilly.com VisitPhilly.com Fishtown Airbnb #1 in Fishtown/Northern Liberties Airbnb #2 in Fishtown/Northern Liberties VisitPhilly.com Passyunk Square Airbnb #3 in Passyunk Square VisitPhilly.com Old City Airbnb #4 in Old City VisitPhilly.com Center City/Washington Square West Jetto App - Referral Code: EPOP Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's at  @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let'sJetto
10/8/201930 minutes, 16 seconds
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Living (& Working) In A Hackers Paradise w/ Spencer Jentzsch

Are you a remote worker, digital nomad or location-independent and are wanting to combine travel and work with some community time thrown in?  Do you prefer group travel instead of always going it alone? Well, we've got a perfect solution for you! Joining me today is someone who got a bachelor’s degree in those very complementary subjects of neuroscience and Korean language, who was once a hula hooping protege, and who loves a well-timed pun more than most, Spencer Jentzsch from HackerParadise.org.  Get The Full Show Notes Here
10/1/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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The 12 Best Fall Destinations in the U.S. in 2019

Are you a proud leaf peeper? Do relish every moment of pumpkin spice season? Does the change in temperatures get you giddy? If so, then you are going to want to take notes as we go through our lists on today's episode. We have done the best fall destinations a couple of times in the past so this year we are changing it up and sticking only to US destinations. Plus we are choosing from places we have been and places that we have always wanted to go to during this season so this was an extra fun podcast to record.   This podcast can best be absorbed with a cup of hot coffee or tea, a snuggly blanket, and your favorite comfy chair or sofa...Enjoy! Get The Full Show Notes Here!
9/24/201947 minutes, 55 seconds
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Fear Of Success w/ Jason Moore (Bonus Podcast)

Do you fear failure or success, or maybe both? Maybe you feel stuck or unworthy…. tune in today as Jason and Trav touch on the fear of success. You’ll get 3 actionable items to help you create an awareness of these fears and learn how to conquer them.
9/23/201935 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Very First Digital Nomad w/ Rob Palmer

Are you a digital nomad or an aspiring one? Are you a blogger? Do you know who started it all? Joining me today is someone who has gotten arrested for smuggling a single banana, who ran a campaign for Apple that was so successful their lawyers had to shut it down, and who wrote, quite possibly, the world’s very first blog post and is the world’s very first digital nomad, Rob Palmer from Go Freelance.com. Get the full show notes here!
9/17/20191 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Expat Money Solutions w/ Mikkel Thorup

One of the top stressors people have when becoming location independent are money, investments, and taxes abroad and the best way to structure everything. Well, joining me today is someone who has lived everywhere from Banff and the Canadian Arctic to Singapore and Dubai, who has traveled to almost 100 countries and who believes that just because you were born in one country doesn’t mean you have to keep your money and investments there, Mikkel Thorup from  The Expat Money Show. Check Out The Full Show Notes Here!
9/10/20191 hour, 15 minutes
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The Digital Nomad Life w/ Eli David

Joining me today is someone who has lived in over 40 countries, who had a cat that had more Facebook likes than his company page, and who is known as the Nomad CEO, Eli David, co-founder of StartUpBlink.com & founder of BecomeNomad.com.   Check out the full show notes here!
8/30/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre – Part 3 Investing

Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world. This is part three of this series and we get into the investing side of it all. What should you be looking for when purchasing a property for hosting on Airbnb or any short term rental platform? We will be answering the following: investor partnerships vs solo, cash vs financing, turnkey vs work needed, how to keep up with the ever-changing laws and so much more. If you have ever played with the idea of buying an investment property for short term rental then listen closely because we are discussing it all. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!   Check Out Full Show Notes Here
8/20/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Buy A Campervan In New Zealand & Other Adventures w/ Lindsey Nubern

Have you wanted to visit New Zealand? How about traveling through New Zealand via a campervan? Joining me today is someone who has been featured on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters, who campervanned around New Zealand and wrote a book about it, and who started her latest project when she realized chatting with her husband was awkward, Lindsey Nubern from NuventureTravels.com. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv's!   Check Out The Full Show Notes Here
8/13/20191 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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The 12 Best Ice Cream (and Gelato) In The World

If you have ever listened to this podcast in the past then you are very aware of our love for Ice Cream/Gelato. Since it is summertime we thought this is the perfect time to dive into our favorite places around the world for this delicious dessert (& it should be eaten at all times during the day). Here are a few of the things that we looked for when judging/ranking these: Quality of ice cream - taste & consistency Variety of flavors Split Scoop Do they let you taste prior to selection How nice was the staff Price Get a pen and paper ready (or just scroll down) to jot down all 12 of our best ice cream experiences from our travels and create your own ice cream itinerary for your next adventure.   Check out the full show notes
8/1/201957 minutes, 50 seconds
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College Education Beyond The States w/ Jennifer Viemont

Do you dream of going to school abroad? If living and studying while roaming the streets of your favorite European city sounds good to you then this episode will fuel and help your dreams become a reality. Joining me today is the author of College Beyond the States: European Schools That Will Change Your Life Without Breaking the Bank, someone who is one of the world’s foremost experts on the over 1,700 schools in Europe that a student can get a bachelor’s degree from, in English, and who, for her “job”, gets to visit Europe regularly to visit these schools, Jenn Viemont from BeyondtheStates.com. Check out the full show notes
7/23/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Do you allow your lack of funds to dictate your travels or lack thereof? Are you looking for an epic adventure or are you more of a micro-adventurer? Today's guest is someone whose accomplishments will make you feel slightly guilty you didn't hit the gym yesterday since they include cycling around the world for 4 years, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, pulled a 600-pound sled across the Empty Quarter desert & for good measure, completed an unsupported trek across Iceland by foot and pack-raft. It’s no wonder that he was the 2012 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, and Geographic Magazine calls him “Slightly bonkers but this a wonderful thing”, Alastair Humphreys from AlastairHumphreys.com and author of 10 books, including the latest My Midsummer Morning.   Check out the full show notes
7/16/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Celebrating Travel With The Traveller Collective w/ Darryl McIvor

Do you enjoy collecting remembrances of your travels? Are you someone who has something from every country you have visited?  Joining me today is someone who hails from the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, who wants to help those less fortunate be able to travel the world as well, and who has a design eye that would make my wife proud, Darryl McIvor from TravellerCollective.com. He creates beautiful yet simple rings that are engraved with country codes that you can wear on a necklace or on a leather embossed keyring that allows you to easily carry mementos of all that places you have been in a classic and minimalist way. These are one of my new favorite ways to celebrate the places you have gone plus allows for some great conversations to start & inspires wanderlust!   Check out the full show notes
7/9/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon

Joining me today is the author of one of my favorite books, The Hidden Europe, creator, producer, star and everything else of The Unseen Africa, and a man who has probably had more adventures in the last 3 days than I’ve had in my entire life, Francis Tapon of WanderLearn Podcast. I am so happy to have him back on the show since we last spoke almost exactly 4 years ago or 275 episodes but who is counting. Today, we are diving deep into The Unseen Africa project which includes a book and a video series and is a must see for everyone!   Check out the full show notes
7/2/20192 hours, 39 minutes, 18 seconds
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Destination Diary: Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Typically, our destination diary episodes are Heather and I riffing on a place that we’ve traveled to, but every so often I meet someone who knows a place so well, I just have to have them come on and talk about it. And, even though Bulgaria is very high on my list, I didn’t want to have to wait a year or so to put out an episode on it because I don’t want other people to wait that long to go. Joining me today is someone who has been kind enough to bring me beers from Cincinnati and bring Whit a stuffed Hey Hey doll from Moana, who has taught me everything (literally, everything) I know about Bulgaria, who is an integral part of our Location Indie team, and who can spur wanderlust in me about as quick as any person I’ve ever met, Mitko Karshovski from ThatRemoteLife.com and host of the That Remote Show podcast.   Check out the full show notes
6/25/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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Our Ultimate Packing List

Are you an over packer? Do you think there is no way that you can travel with only a carry on? Do you have no idea what you should be packing in the first place? Today, we are diving into our packing list and even giving you our checklist so that you can pack for anywhere in the world only using your carry-on luggage. We break down every single item we pack (regardless of how long the trip is) in the following categories; women's, men's, electronics/necessities, and infant/kids stuff and we are hoping that you will find it useful for your next trip. You can signup to get the full packing list at the brand new Extra Pack Of Peanuts website!   Check out the full show notes
6/18/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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Do It Scared w/ Ruth Soukup

Do you allow fear to dictate your choices? Are you too scared to take the first step? My dear friend, Ruth Soukup, author of Living Well, Spending Less & Do It Scared, creator of the Elite Blogging Academy, & host of the Do It Scared podcast, is joining me today to discuss fear, struggles, and building your dream lifestyle. Courage isn't an absence of fear but the drive to continue moving forward despite the fear & that works in life and entrepreneurship and Ruth is the guru of it all. Check out the full show notes
6/11/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Destination Diary Croatia (2019)

After visiting Croatia three times over the last five years, Trav and Heather continue to fall more and more in love with this wonderful country.  In today's episode, they'll tell you where you can find the best seafood they've ever eaten, how to make sure you are able to get in to Plitvice Lakes, and what beach has both urban exploring and crystal clear waters - plus tons more!
6/5/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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Positively Delighted w/ Kelsey Henry

I am super excited to be talking with the always happy Kelsey Henry, from PositivelyDelighted.com, who is a singer/songwriter who just dropped her first album, who introduced me to the term road schooling, and who is a certified Laughter Yoga leader. This episode is filled with positivity, laughter, and epic stories of being roadschooled in an RV! Check out the full show notes
5/28/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds
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Croatian Mishaps

Just because we consider ourselves travelers doesn't mean that we are immune to travel mishaps, both those in our control and those out of our control, and today's episode will cover our 8 mishaps during our 11 day trip to Croatia & Bosnia. Yep, you read that right, 8 mishaps in 11 days which may be a new record for us. Enjoy! Check out the full show notes
5/21/201950 minutes, 19 seconds
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Hitting The Road w/ Marc & Julie of RVLove.com

Do you have an insatiable desire to hit the road in an RV full time? Do you want the opportunity to go on the great American road trip without the need for costly hotels or scary motels? Joining me today are a couple that have been full-time RV’ing for the last 4.5 years, and who during that time have visited all 50 states, summered in Maine and wintered in Alaska, written a book that was just recently published by Simon and Schuster (and which can even be found in Costco!) and who are NOT retired, Marc and Julie Bennett from RVlove.com. Check out the full show notes
5/14/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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20 Trips in 1 Year With A Location Dependent Job w/ Jen Ruiz

Joining me today is someone who last year set out to take 12 trips in 12 months but who smashed that goal by taking 20 trips in 12 months, and, here’s the kicker, did it all while employed full-time, Jen Ruiz from JenOnAJetPlane.com and author of The Affordable Flight Guide.   Check out the full show notes
5/7/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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777 Series #1: The Trifecta (or Triumvirate?)

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. We have made it to our #1! This was the most memorable experience in our 7 years of being location independent and it included filming our own special on Switzerland, gorgeous Corsica, and epic charity trip to Africa. You can hear how excited we are just reminiscing about this trip so you can see why this made it to #1.   Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/29/201925 minutes, 34 seconds
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777 Series #2: Bribes, Customs, and Coffee

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. Part 2 is all about our first trip after becoming location independent! This experience taught us a lot of what NOT to do and a little of what worked well so hit play and enjoy (but please don't make these same mistakes on your next trip).   Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/28/201921 minutes, 41 seconds
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777 Series #3: You Pick, I Pick

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. In part 3, we are talking about a trip that allowed us each to pick one destination that we have always wanted to go to, how we decided, and did they live up to our expectations (hint: they absolutely did). Come with us as we unpack our love for Georgia & Greece.   Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/27/201920 minutes, 9 seconds
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777 Series #4: Eurotrip

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. In part 4, we are talking about our epic European trip that was a mad dash through the continent which was exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time.    Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/26/201920 minutes, 49 seconds
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777 Series #5: Going Exotic...to a Family Resort?

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. In part 5, we are talking about last year's epic launch of the Paradise Pack which was year five for us and included a family trip to Mallorca.    Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/25/201919 minutes, 5 seconds
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777 Series #6: Facebook Ads & Beer...A Good Combo?

In part 6 we dive into how we kicked off the very first Paradise Pack back in 2014. We did some things very right and other things with a whole lot of naivete but in the end, it was such a success that here we are launching the 2019 Paradise Pack.   Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/24/201919 minutes, 17 seconds
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777 Series #7: Meltdown In Myanmar

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days. And we are starting it all off in Myanmar and if you have listened to the podcast before you probably know this as the place where I had my epic meltdown but there is more to the story then just that.   Links: The Paradise Pack Check out the full show notes here
4/23/201918 minutes, 36 seconds
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7 Lessons Learned From Being Location Independent for 7 Years

In today's show, Heather & I break down the 7 lessons learned from our 7 years of being location independent which translates into the biggest "Oh bleep, it's really happening" moments from the last 7 years. Plus we get super real about what we have made financially in these last 6 years, tips on how to create a successful business, and how to get started towards your dream location independent life.   LINKS: The Paradise Pack
4/19/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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Entrepreneur Junkie w/ Jaime Atkinson

I am stoked to be talking with my buddy, Jaime Atkinson from The EntrepreneurJunkie.co because I am extremely proud of his journey, his passion for entrepreneurship, and his unflinching honesty. Today, we dive into his life story which includes the epic curveball that started him down this path, how The Paradise Pack helped launch him into the location independent lifestyle, and how he has navigated through the ups and downs of figuring out what works and what really doesn't in his businesses. Jaime is a powerhouse of truth and is not afraid to be open about everything when it comes to his life in business so you will definitely walk away today knowing that you can do this and that your mess may end up being your message. Check out the full show notes
4/16/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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Travel Safely With World Nomads w/ Phil Sylvester

Joining me today is someone who serves as a lifeguard at one of Sydney’s beaches, who loves Aussie Rules football, and who knows more about travel insurance than almost any other human alive, Phil Sylvester, Head of Media and Communications for World Nomads.  We’re going to be diving into one of the most misunderstood, seemingly complex but incredibly important parts of traveling - travel insurance - throughout this podcast, and I’ll be peppering Phil with all the questions that have come my way from listeners, friends, and family plus a few of my own. Check out the full show notes
4/9/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Taking The Tuk-Tuk Across Australia, Then The World w/ Julian O'Shea

Joining me today is someone who has lived, worked, and traveled in over 150 countries, who set a Guinness World Record on 3,700 km rail journey across China, and who, by the time you’re listening to this, will have embarked on a journey driving a solar-powered tuk-tuk across all of Australia, Julian O’Shea, founder of Unbound and SolarTuk.   Check out the full show notes
4/2/201952 minutes
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Guidebook Writing & The National Parks w/ James Kaiser

Joining me today is someone whose work has graced the cover of National Geographic, who has sold over 150,000 copies of his guidebooks, and who claims to have the best job in the world (I may argue this point), James Kaiser, award-winning travel writer and photographer from JamesKaiser.com.   Get The Full Show Notes Here
3/26/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Budget Your Trip w/ Bryan Tighe

Today's guest is someone who has been to more than 50 countries, who took a year-long round the world adventure in 2009, and who, during that entire time, kept a detailed and meticulous spreadsheet that any number loving nerd like myself would geek out on, Bryan Tighe, founder of BudgetYourTrip.com. Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!   Check out the full show notes here
3/19/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Being Globally Curious with Seth Kugel

Today's guest is former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, Seth Kugel. Seth is also known in some circles as the "Latino food expert", can claim that he has written for the New Yorker but can't claim that his work has appeared in the New Yorker, and is one of the funniest guys out there (just read his about page!). Check out the full show notes here!
3/7/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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Falling In Love With Morocco w/ Lucas Peters

Joining me today is Lucas Peters, an award-winning writer and photographer, who has lived abroad in village on a mountain and then moved to one of the world’s most expensive cities, and who is pushing me (in a good way) to take Heather to Morocco more than anyone else on the planet - and who has literally written the book on that wonderful country, Moon Travel Guides: Morocco. Check out the full show notes here
2/26/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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Taking To The Air With Pilot Mark

Pilot Mark has been to all seven continents, became a qualified pilot at age 22, has flown over 2 million miles, which is the equivalent of 4 roundtrips to the moon, and is my guest on today's episode. He is the man behind the Flying and Travel website where he gives tips on flying, great destinations, and how to become a pilot. He has some amazing insights into different locations that you have to check out because they will give you wanderlust like nothing else. Check out the full notes here
2/21/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best Experiences - 2018 In Review

Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out. Some of those perfect travel days that you couldn't have planned in a million years, but that really stick with you, months later. Today, Heather and I go through our top 16 experiences of 2018 spanning the globe from Budapest to British Columbia to the warmth of sunny Florida and Mallorca.   Full Show Notes Here
2/12/20191 hour, 20 seconds
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Best Desserts - 2018 in Review

We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, peppermint bark to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing. Everyone love desserts, so we know you're not skipping this episode! Today Heather and I go through our top 7 desserts (14 total plus 1b from Trav) from 2018, from hometown to widely available to tiny towns around the world, if it's delicious, it's on the list! Get the full show notes here 
2/5/201945 minutes, 22 seconds
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Best Beers - 2018 in Review

2018 was a great year for beer! Listen to hear our best Beer experiences of 2018, Trav has cheated by having 8 while Heather has 7! Including a few that happened during the Old Bess adventures. Get the full show notes here
1/29/201958 minutes, 44 seconds
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Best Coffee & Wine - 2018 in Review

We return with Part 4 of 7 in our Year in Review Series Heather's favorite activities mean she's in charge today! While she didn't drink a lot of wine in 2018, there are still a couple of awesome spots to mention, and there were quite a few coffee shops visited along the last 12 months! Join us today as Heather shares her top 4 wine experiences and top 10 coffee shops of 2018 Find the Full Show Notes Here
1/22/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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Best Meals: 2018 In Review

Part 3 of 7 in our Year in Review Series If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. And boy did we eat a lot in 2018! Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 10 meals of the year (each) for a total of 20 awesome places around the world that you should definitely check out if you're going to be in the neighborhood! From Budapest and Vancouver to Philadelphia and Austin, we truly span the globe with today's episode!
1/15/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Superlatives: 2018 in Review

We return with Part 2 of 7 in our Year in Review Series In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2018 travel year. Best of, worst of, best value, and a host of other things. We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month.
1/10/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Travel Stats: 2018 In Review

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all. Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes. We'll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our stats, the superlatives, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review. In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2018. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more!
1/3/201935 minutes, 14 seconds
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France Via A Little Red Scooter w/ Oliver Gee

Oliver Gee, a former Australian journalist, can teach you fake french in 1:07 seconds, give you the most amazing insights into local life in Paris, and he just completed an 8-week, 2500 mile trip around France on a little red scooter, going 30 miles per hour (max) with his new wife on the back and somehow found the time to join us on today's episode. He is the man behind TheEarfulTower.com, The Earful Tower Podcast, and he makes tons of videos all highlighting the beauty and mysteries of Paris while constantly striving to discover more about his adopted hometown.
12/25/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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Emerging Destinations w/ Nate Hake

Nate Hake is a recovering lawyer who after 5 years and $250,000 of debt, got fed up and decided to travel the world instead. He spent his first year fast traveling through 43 countries & 6 continents but has switched to digital nomad slow travel to allow him to work on his travel blog Travel Lemming and burgeoning software company. His love of the country of Georgia & being a sucker for emerging destinations has made us instant kindred spirits and this one of my favorite conversations.   
12/18/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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2019 Travel Wishlist

Every year we like to make a list of our dream destinations for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get around to a couple of them, sometimes we don't and they live on to the following year's list, but either way, it's a great way to start off! For the last few years, New Zealand has been on both of our lists and after canceled tickets (mistake fares that Air New Zealand canceled on us) we are so excited that it looks like it could be a go for 2019/2020!  Heather and I go through our top 9 destinations (and some honorable mentions), including a couple of surprising destinations from us both! Where will we go first?
12/11/201852 minutes, 59 seconds
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Part Two of Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world. This is part two of this series and we get into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn't! We discuss the different platforms (positives & negatives), mistakes in listings, pricing, standing out in the crowd, dealing with non-positive reviews, and so much more. This episode is a must listen if you have ever played around with the idea of getting into the short-term vacation rental game.
12/4/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world. This is part one of a two-episode series where we break down the backstory of how Zeona got started, tips and tricks for the beginner, and if she had it to do over again what would she have done differently.
11/27/201846 minutes, 7 seconds
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Special Thanksgiving Announcement

Happy Thanksgiving - we've got a special announcement for you so you don't miss out on my favorite day of the year!
11/21/20183 minutes, 30 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2018

In this annual episode, Heather and Trav take a glance back over 2018 and reveal the top 6 unexpected things that have happened to them that they are thankful for. It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier.
11/20/201849 minutes, 53 seconds
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2018 Gift Guide

Every year, for the past six years, we've scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know). And in those past six years, our annual "best gifts for travelers" guide has become the #1 travel gift guide in the world!
11/13/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Destination Diary: Austin

We've been spending more and more time in Austin lately so we thought it was time to share! With tons of activities, awesome places to eat and drink, and more tacos than you can even imagine. And you know we love tacos.
11/8/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Eastern vs. Western Europe

Today the debate continues! Eastern or Western Europe? Which do you prefer?
11/1/201857 minutes, 31 seconds
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Thailand vs Bali

Our 2nd of 3 #throwdownshowdowns! Today? A question we get all the time. Should you go to Thailand or Bali?
10/23/201840 minutes, 36 seconds
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Portland, OR vs. Vancouver, BC

It's time for the #throwdownshowdown. Which is better? Portland Oregon or Vancouver British Columbia? It's time to find the answer.
10/18/201839 minutes, 38 seconds
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Destination Diary: Denver

Denver is an awesome city. With the Crush Graffiti walls decorating so many streets and alleys, there's art no matter where you look. Add in some amazing food trucks, great breweries, and new friends, and it's a recipe for success.
10/11/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Infant Packing List

With Whit joining us on our travels we have QUITE a few more things to worry about luggage wise than before. Listen to our must-haves for any trip with an infant!
10/4/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Best Breweries 2018

It's been 4 years since we did our last edition of Best Breweries, and boy, have we added to the list! As research, we've visited over 140 breweries around the states. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.
9/25/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 14 seconds
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Best Winter Destinations

Whether you like snow, or sunshine, we've got our take on some of the best winter destinations to visit this winter. There are too many good choices!
9/18/201843 minutes, 8 seconds
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So, I Bought a Van

On a spur of the moment decision, I purchased a 19ft van that had been converted to be lived in and took a road trip with EPoP favorite, #loveNapkins. Boy, do we have stories to share!
9/11/20181 hour, 41 minutes
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Top 15 (or so) Questions About Frequent Flyer Miles: Rerun Ep 296

Rerun: Inspired by our recent Travel Hacking Masterclass we wanted to go over some of the most common questions about Travel Hacking that we get here at Extra Pack of Peanuts.
9/4/20181 hour, 44 minutes, 5 seconds
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Our Relationship on the Road : Rerun Ep 134

Rerun: Relationships on the road are entirely different. Facebook and Instagram only capture those amazing smiling moments, but the reality can be a little more varied. Today Jason interviews Heather and I as we talk about how we work things out on the road.
8/28/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Travel Meltdown : Rerun Ep 203

Rerun: Travel meltdowns happen. Even to the best of us. Today Jason from Zero to Travel and Napkins (fan favorite!) share a couple of the meltdowns that happened on the road. Check out the Zero to Travel podcast to hear mine and Heathers!
8/21/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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Destination Diary: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has made its way into our hearts, and our top cities list. Check out today's podcast for our favorite parts of this walkable eastern European city.
8/2/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Living Around the World - WorldTowning

Jessica and Will are on a mission to give their kids an epic childhood by living around the world. Listen to some of their hardcore travel adventures and the story behind WorldTowning.
7/17/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Luxury Travel with Jetset Christina

Some people (Heather) have a luxury travel streak in them. It's not always about saving the most money, as it is finding the best experience. Jetset Christina joins me today to talk about her luxury travel style, and how she's turned it into a full time job.
7/11/201849 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hiking & The Greenbelly Bar with Chris Cage

Chris Cage used to be an accountant. Until he decided to take a huge hiking trip which lead him to create his own shelf stable food product for long, calorie dense, adventure travel.
7/3/201857 minutes, 5 seconds
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17 Lessons from Traveling with an Infant

From the good, the bad, to the expensive we learned a lot on our first international trip with Whit. Learn from our mistakes, and commiserate with our experiences in Budapest and Spain!
6/19/201848 minutes, 3 seconds
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The 7 Underrated Benefits of Location Independence

Getting to travel, live, and work anywhere is pretty sweet in it's own right, but after six years of being location independent, Heather and Trav have found 7 other benefits of location independence that are great - but often get overlooked.  What are they...and what do they have to do with a common hosehould appliance?  Listen to find out!
6/4/201831 minutes, 32 seconds
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If It Ain't Broke, Go for Broke

In this special episode, Trav and Jason from Zero to Travel record live on location in Mallorca, Spain on the eve of their biggest launch ever.  They reveal how they are feeling just a few hours before the Paradise Pack goes live, talk about why they don't agree with the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and give you three ways you can go bigger than you ever thought possible.
6/1/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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The 6 Stages of Our Location Independent Journey

In today's show, Trav and Heather break down the 6 biggest stages of our location independent journey, from selling vacuum cleaners door to door and wise "no duh" words from a mentor to 30th birthday debacles and the moment Trav thought he finally made it - and why that shocked Heather. If you're interested in becoming location independent yourself, don't miss out on the Paradise Pack, only available for 7 days a year.  www.theparadisepack.com
5/28/201854 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dominating Life with Heath Armstrong

A strange encounter on a flight, wisdom from Grandma, setting new habits, traveling the world, and more! Trav and Heath Armstrong jam in a wide-ranging conversation about the crazy behind-the-scenes of the Sweet Ass Journal and the Sweet Ass Domination Deck.
5/15/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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Location Independence with Mike & Jess of VanThere.com

Mike & Jess of VanThere.com join Trav to discuss the joys and challenges of living and working out of their custom-built van, with no permanent address anywhere!
5/10/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Top 16 Places Where We'd Live for 3 Months

Being location independent has its perks. Heather and Trav discuss the top 16 cities of the world where they'd love to spend three months, and what they love most about each one.
5/3/201853 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jetto: The Origin Story

We just launched our new app, Jetto, which sends the world's cheapest flight deals directly to your phone. In today's episode, learn just how long the app took to make (hint: a long time), where Trav first met Jetto's developer (hint: there was champagne involved), and how you can win a free flight to Dublin.  
4/26/201841 minutes, 51 seconds
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Destination Diary - Florence

While Rome and Venice may get all the publicity for things like culture and canals, Florence, with it's amazing food, gelato, and architecture, tops them all.  When a city has Heather's favorite thing to eat (ever!), some of Trav's favorite gelato, and one of the most amazing pieces of art they've ever laid their eyes on...it's hard to go wrong!  So have a listen, and then start packing your bags, because Florence is one city you MUST go to.
4/19/20181 hour, 41 seconds
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Top 12 Summer Destinations of 2018

In this episode, Heather and I go through our list of top summer destinations around the globe.  From surprising to serene, vibrant to verdant, and interesting to impactful, there's a great destination for everyone.
4/12/201848 minutes, 12 seconds
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Life as an Expat & Reverse Culture Shock

What's it like to live in another country, and then return to your home country? Is reverse culture shock a bad thing? Dive into a deep conversation with Trav & Jason!
4/3/201838 minutes, 5 seconds
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Destination Diary Vancouver

After spending over 3 weeks in Vancouver, Heather and Trav are well versed in the best things to do in this beautiful city.  Discover how many breweries Trav went to in 21 days (hint:  it's alot!), Heather's favorite pizza and coffee spots, and the activity that they both say you "can't miss" when visiting Van.
3/22/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Six-Figure Travel Writing with Gabi Logan

For many people, travel writing is the dream lifestyle. In this episode, we'll hear from travel writer Gabi Logan about all the possibilities in travel writing and how to get paid to see the world!
3/16/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 30 seconds
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Traveling As a Family of 5 With Ricky Shetty, the Daddy Blogger

Learn the joys and challenges of traveling everywhere in the world as a family of five, with Ricky Shetty of DaddyBlogger.com.
3/8/20181 hour, 38 seconds
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Starting A College From Scratch with Michelle Jones from Wayfinding Academy

Michelle Jones, founder of The Wayfinding Academy, talks about the crazy process of starting her own college, who The Wayfinding Academy is for, and why she believes her model has worked so well so quickly.  
3/1/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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2018 Travel Wishlist: 2017 in Review

Every year Heather and I list out our top destinations for the upcoming year. We tend to knock at least one of them off the list, so let's see where we might be traveling in 2018!
2/20/201838 minutes, 51 seconds
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Best Experiences: 2017 in Review

2017 was quite a year, filled with some seriously awesome happenings. Listen as Heather and I go through our best travel experiences of the past year.
2/15/201853 minutes, 5 seconds
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Best Beer Experiences: 2017 in Review

2017 was the year we turned into beer snobs. Well, the year Travis did anyway. Listen to hear our best Beer experiences of 2017, Trav has quite a few!
2/2/201854 minutes, 45 seconds
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Best Desserts: 2017 in Review

Everybody loves desserts, and we ate a LOT of them last year. One day I even had 4 different ice creams in the name of research! Check out our 16 best desserts from 2017!
1/30/201830 minutes, 26 seconds
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Best Coffee & Wine: 2017 in Review

If we'd tried to fit the drinks in with the meals we never would have stopped talking! So in today's episode, the best wine (when Heather could drink it) and coffee from 2017.
1/26/201827 minutes, 16 seconds
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Best Meals: 2017 in Review

We eat a LOT when we travel, it's one of our favorite things to do. We've distilled all that eating down into the best meals of the year, enjoy!
1/16/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Superlatives: 2017 in Review

In this part of our Year in Review series, we hand out our superlatives for the best/worst flights, accommodations, and more. But you'll have to wait until next week for our best meals and drinks! There were too many to do in just one episode!
1/11/201857 minutes, 56 seconds
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Travel Stats: 2017 in Review

In this episode we go in depth to figure out how many places we slept in 2017, how many miles we traveled, and how many new (and old) countries/states we visited this past year. Part 1 of 6 in our Year in Review series.
1/9/201834 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mountain Biking Around the World (including Greenland!) with Mike Brcic

Mike Brcic, founder of Sacred Rides, talks about how he haphazardly started the world's #1 mountain bike tour company in the world, how they pick destinations, the hardest trip he's taken, and why ANYONE can, and should, go mountain biking!
12/21/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Scott Brills, a Man of Leisure, Adventure, and Business

I've known Scott for years and never quite knew exactly what it was he does. Today I'm on a mission to find out. Join us today to learn more about starting a business abroad, how to go about running a marathon with no training, and to hear some great travel tips for Japan!
12/12/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 2 seconds
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300th Episode Special: 30 Rapid Fire Questions

To celebrate 4.5 years and 300 episodes (!!!), Trav and Heather decide to have a little fun and grill one another by putting each other on the hot seat and answering 15 travel questions apiece. The person on the hot seat has no idea what questions will be asked and has to give the first answer that comes in to their head for questions ranging from "what's your favorite accommodation ever" to "when were you the most frustrated with me while traveling" and everything in between.  
12/6/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Much $ Did Frequent Flyer Miles Save Us in 2017?

Trav and Heather reveal exactly how much money frequent flyer miles saved them in 2017 (take a guess...you'll never get it!) - and Heather discusses why she thinks it's not the "real" number.
11/28/201747 minutes, 26 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2017

Friends.  Family.  Food.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone is thankful for those things.  But what about the things we didn't expect to happen. In this episode, Heather and Trav look back on 2017 and reveal the 11 most unexpected things that happened to them that they are thankful for.
11/22/201746 minutes, 42 seconds
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The 47 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2017

After scouring the globe, we reveal our 44 favorite gifts for travelers. From less than $4 to over $1,000, here are the best gifts for any budget and style.
11/16/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 37 seconds
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Top 15 (or so) Questions About Frequent Flyer Miles

Inspired by our recent Travel Hacking Masterclass we wanted to go over some of the most common questions about Travel Hacking that we get here at Extra Pack of Peanuts.
11/10/20171 hour, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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Flying as a Courier with Airmule

You used to be able to travel for free if you gave up your luggage space for courier packages. Turns out that while you can't travel for free, you can make back some of your flight costs with a company called Airmule!
11/3/201755 minutes, 8 seconds
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Getting 5 Jobs in 5 Weeks After a 20 Month Career Break

Katrina McGhee took a 20-month career break and came back to land 5 jobs in 5 weeks. Learn what she did on her trip, and how she managed to spin it to land a job almost right upon re-entry!
10/25/20171 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Step by Step Guide to Getting the Cheapest Flights, 2017

Finding cheap flights can be hard if you don't know where to look. Here's a step by step system to see if you've found a good price for your flight.
10/19/201746 minutes, 7 seconds
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Destination Diary: Slovenia

Slovenia quickly stole my heart and the #1 Gelato spot, in the whole world! Have a listen as Heather and I detail our time in Slovenia. Where to eat, drink, and visit on your next trip.
10/10/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Top 14 Winter Destinations of 2017

For people who are better planners than us (everyone) it's time to start thinking of those winter destinations if you haven't already! Heather and I list our favorites, and our wishlists as we move into the season.
10/4/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Top 20 Most Beautiful Places in the World

In this special 3 part collaboration, Trav & Jason go over the most beautiful places in the world, according to them!  On Zero to Travel you'll find 20-11, here you'll find 10-1, and on the Location Indie podcast we're doing a Top 16 Places We Want To Visit as a bonus episode!
9/26/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Babymoon Breakdown

Get a behind the scenes look at Travis and Heather's "posh" babymoon and learn how much planning they did for the trip (hint: not much), how much they spent (hint: more than not much), and how much compromising they did (hint: much)
9/19/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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Destination Diary: Portland - Update

We've spent a lot of time in Portland since we recorded our Destination Diary, so it's time for an Update! Complete with a local!
8/22/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Top 12 Fall Destinations

You don't hear much about people traveling in the fall, but it's a beautiful (and cheaper) time to travel to some destinations. Heather and I go through our top 6 picks in today's episode!
8/10/201742 minutes, 5 seconds
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Packing List: Everything Else

Electronics, health and wellness, and all the other things that don't fit into our other packing lists!
8/1/201729 minutes, 25 seconds
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Packing Guide for Men

With a few less categories, here's our packing list for men! Carry-on only, as always!
7/26/201731 minutes, 13 seconds
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Packing Guide for Women

If you've ever wondered how you could travel with just a carry-on, Heather's here to show you the way! If she can do it, anyone can!
7/19/201731 minutes, 13 seconds
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3 Properties in 7 Months, Getting Started on AirBnB

Heather and I dove headfirst into the short-term rental property business. Today we share some of our rationale, how we pick our properties, and some tips to get you started!
6/28/201755 minutes, 46 seconds
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Destination Diary: San Diego, California

Today Heather and I share our favorite spots and experiences from San Diego, the land of sunshine and tacos.
6/23/201756 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rich Travel, Poor Travel, with George Igoe

George Igoe flys the world in first class, only to live the economy lifestyle on the ground. We dive into his hilarious travel videos, his travel style, and his advice for saving money on the road.
6/13/201742 minutes, 44 seconds
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From Shiny Object Syndrome to Living in LA

Brian Lofrumento joins me today to tell you why you don't need an idea to start a business, and what your most valuable resource is. This episode is part of our Behind The Paradise Pack series, you can check out the pack by going to www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/paradise
5/31/201719 minutes, 16 seconds
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From Beyond Broke to 1 Million Pageviews a Month

Caz Makepeace of yTravelBlog joins me today to chat about how she turned her life around and created one of the biggest travel blogs on the internet. This episode is part of our Behind The Paradise Pack series, you can check out the pack by going to www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/paradise
5/31/201718 minutes, 22 seconds
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32 Lessons Learned from 5 Years of Travel

There's no better teacher than travel. Today Heather and I share 32 lessons we've learned over the past 5 years around the world.
5/26/201759 minutes, 19 seconds
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Adventures, a Newborn, and Location Independence with Derek Loudermilk

Derek Loudermilk from The Art of Adventure joins me today to talk about being Location Independent, and how his travels have changed with the addition of his newborn son to the family.
5/18/201754 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wait But Why with Tim Urban

Wait But Why is one of my favorite places on the internet and today Tim Urban joins me today to talk about his writing, his process, and his travels.
5/11/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Top 12 Summer Destinations

Looking for somewhere to go this summer? Here are our top 12 suggestions!
5/2/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Destination Diary: Loja, Ecuador

Every now and then we bring on someone who knows a lot more than us about a place. Welcome author Lily Ann Fouts to the podcast to share her vast knowledge on Ecuador!
4/27/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Destination Diary: Asheville, North Carolina

I went to send this episode to someone, and realized it didn't exist! So here you have our recommendations for Asheville, NC. We liked it so much we visited twice last year!
4/20/201755 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lights, Camera, Marathon with Whitney Powell

Whitney Powell travels the world filming and producing adventure travel videos. She joins me today to chat about how she decided to take the leap to working for herself and talks about some of her favorite projects to date!
4/12/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone with Nate Menninger

Travel pushes your comfort zone, and today Nate Menninger from The Pathfinder joins me to talk about his experiences stretching his limits and relying on the kindness of strangers.
4/6/201741 minutes, 9 seconds
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Destination Diary: London, England

If you've listened before, you'll remember me not being a big fan of London, but I've changed my tune quite a bit! Heather and I recount our favorite areas, foods, and things to do from our last three trips to London!
3/29/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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10 Travel Dreams

A collaboration with Jason and my other podcast, Location Indie. This week our 10 crazy awesome travel dreams that we hope to make reality!!
3/21/201739 minutes, 12 seconds
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Traveling with Baggage with Sarah Tiedemann

Sarah Tiedemann, author of Traveling with Baggage: A Guide for the Hesitant Hiker, has dealt with anxiety her whole life. Today she joins me to chat about her experiences traveling with anxiety.
3/15/201736 minutes, 44 seconds
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AdventureFitTravel with Bill Kerr

When you go on holiday, you do the things you like to do. Turns out Bill Ker (Doc) really enjoys working out, so he started a tour company to do just that.
3/7/201750 minutes, 26 seconds
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Destination Diary: Barcelona, Spain

More than the food, the drinks, or the location, the best thing about Barcelona was the lifestyle. But the food and drinks were also awesome!
2/24/20171 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Destination Diary - Ireland

A stint in Dublin and a 6 day roadtrip around southwestern Ireland was enough for us to fall in love! Here's where we stayed, what we ate, and our favorite things to do on the Emerald Isle!
2/15/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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1 RV, 2 Adults, 4 Kids, and a Dog with Paul Kortman

Lots of people think once you have one kid you can't travel, let alone 4 kids and a dog! Paul Kortman joins me today to share his family's experience taking on Mexico in an RV.
2/8/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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2017 Travel Wishlist

We're a bit early this year, but the planning's got to start! Here's a list of our top 7 destinations (and of course, honorable mentions) for 2017! Where will we go first?
2/1/201740 minutes, 55 seconds
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Top 18 Experiences of 2016

Thinking over the best experiences from 2016 makes Heather and I very grateful. Join us as we reminisce over our top 18 experiences of last year.
1/25/201757 minutes, 3 seconds
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Best Coffee, Wine, Beer, and Desserts of 2016

Meals are all well and good, but we all know the drinks and desserts are what REALLY have us coming back for more! Check out our favorites this year in our "mini" episode!
1/17/201743 minutes, 50 seconds
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Top 22 Meals of 2016

Around here you know that traveling means finding some of the best food and drink out there whenever possible. Today we recount our top 22 meals of 2016. Let the salivating begin!
1/12/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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2016 in Review: Stats and Superlatives

Every year we like to look back at our travel year and crunch the numbers. How many miles did we travel? How many places did we sleep? And then, of course, we have to figure out the best, the worst, and the most ridiculous of several aspects of our travels!
1/6/20171 hour, 6 seconds
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Planning Your Year

Today Jason Moore joins me as we share our super simple way to plan your goals for the new year. We look back at our success and failures, and discuss some of the awesome things to come in 2017.
12/27/201644 minutes, 40 seconds
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Get A Life At Sea with Amanda Hathorn-Geary

Amanda Hathorn-Geary joins me today to share her vast experience working and traveling the world, on cruises!! We talk about the types of jobs available, how to get them, and the awesome perks that come with it.
12/22/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Travel Writing 2.0 with Tim Leffel

Tim Leffel comes back to the podcast today to discuss breaking into the Travel Writing  field and cheap places to live around the world!
12/15/201655 minutes, 27 seconds
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Around the World with the Rutledge Family

Suzanne and Mitch Rutledge just finished up a 9 month, round the world trip, complete with their 8 year old son! Learn how they traveled as a family and some of the best tips they learned along the way.
12/7/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Starting a Hostel with Brent Underwood

Brent Underwood started his own hostel in Austin, Texas when the opportunity presented itself. Today he joins me to chat about his journey from travel junkie, to travel junkie with a hostel and some of the steps that that entailed.
11/30/201654 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thanksgiving Thanks 2016

We're thankful for a lot of things this year, and most of them were very unexpected! Join us for our annual chat about the things we're thankful for! P.S. You're on the list ;)
11/23/201652 minutes, 53 seconds
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The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers - 2016

After scouring the globe, we reveal our 46 favorite gifts for travelers. From less than $4 to over $1,000, here are the best gifts for any budget and style. For pictures & links head to www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/gift
11/17/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Home for the Holidays

This year the Abroaders are partnering with Home for the Holidays to help people unable to be with their families for the holidays fly home using donations of Frequent Flyer miles. So if you've got miles to spare, or have been away from your family, have a listen and see if you can give/get one of the best presents ever.
11/15/201619 minutes, 3 seconds
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S. Bedford - It's Only The Himalayas

Joining me today is S. Bedford the author of It's Only the Himalayas and Other Adventures of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker. With a title like that, we have plenty of travel mishaps to discuss on today's episode!
11/9/201640 minutes, 51 seconds
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Discover the Science of Adventure with Jon Levy

Nothing good happens after 2am - except the most epic experiences of your life! Jon Levy explains how, by using science (yes, SCIENCE!) he went from being a nerd - before nerds were cool - to spending Thanksgiving at Kiefer Sutherland's house, hosting dinner parties for some of the world's most interesting people, and narrowly escaping death while running with the bulls.
11/1/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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Budgeting and Packing as a Digital Nomad with Erin McNeaney

Erin McNeaney from Never Ending Voyage joins me today to chat about how to travel with just a carry on, and what it was like to create a budget tracking app for travelers.
10/25/201659 minutes, 5 seconds
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Destination Diary: Santorini, Greece

Join Heather and I as we delve into the best places to stay, the best things to do, and of course our favorite foods from Santorini, Greece!
10/19/201644 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Fun, Funny, and Fantastic from 2 Months in Europe

After 2 months traveling through Norway, Georgia (the country!), Greece, England, and Scotland, we have a lot to recap! We discuss the best foods, accommodations, experiences, and our most surprising moment from the trip!
10/11/20161 hour, 8 minutes
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The Bluffworks Blazer

Stefan Loble is back on the podcast to talk to us about Bluffworks newest project, a blazer! We even detail how you can win your very own! Check out their kickstarter at : http://kck.st/2cPjhUw
10/4/201644 minutes, 34 seconds
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Destination Diary: Paros, Greece

When our list of things to do consists of mostly beaches, you know you've found a good relaxation spot. Join us as we chat about our time in Paros, Greece!
9/27/201638 minutes
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Destination Diaries: Georgia (the country!)

Georgia has quickly made it's way into my heart (probably through my stomach) and should be a country high on anyone's wanderlust list. Today we chat food, accommodations, and amazing scenery in the country of Georgia.
9/20/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Reason We Travel

Only on the road can you run into situations like this. Remember the #1 travel rule, if you can take someone up on an invitation into their home? Do it.
9/7/201638 minutes, 33 seconds
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Part 1: 32 Reasons why Roadtrips Rule

Ever wondered why road trips are so awesome? Probably not cause you already knew it, but Jason & I are going to talk about it anyway!
9/5/201650 minutes, 56 seconds
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Part 2: 32 Reasons Why Roadtrips Rule

Jason and I are back to talk some more about how awesome roadtrips are! We go through the top part of our list, and even match up on some of the numbers!
8/10/201651 minutes, 31 seconds
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Two Bucks to Timbuktu with Tom Edwards (Ultra-Budget Tips & Tricks)

Author Tom Edwards has traveled the world on a shoestring, or perhaps a guitar string. He shares his tips for getting jobs on the road and some of his experiences as an ultra-budget traveler.
7/26/201655 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fitness & Health with The Mike & Suzie Show

Mike & Suzie, from The Mike & Suzie show join me today to talk health and fitness on the road. How to keep routines/eat better when you're traveling, why diets are crap, and how there is no such thing as failing!
7/19/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Great Debate: Slow vs. Fast Travel

Fast or slow? There's pros and cons for traveling either way, and today Jason from Zero to Travel joins me for a quick debate!
7/12/201643 minutes, 49 seconds
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Destination Diaries: Chicago - Part 2

Part 2 of our Destination Diary on Chicago where we talk about the public transit in Chicago, how it's the most bikeable city in the US, the sports scene, and the multitude of free things to do in the city!
7/7/201647 minutes, 2 seconds
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Destination Diaries: Chicago - Part 1

Chicago is known as one of the best food cities in the world. And after to listening to the first half our our destination diary, you'll know why. With more food recommendations than any Destination Diary to date, we welcome listener Kevin to the show to discuss the wonders that Chicago has to offer.
7/6/201650 minutes, 46 seconds
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Traveling Solo

There's a big difference between traveling on your own, and traveling with your spouse, friends, parents, siblings, etc. Today Heather, myself, and podcast favorite guest Napkins discuss those differences and the benefits of traveling on your own.
6/30/201657 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Post Travel Blues

Sometimes when you get home from a trip, you get a little (or a lot) sad. We experience it too, and here's how we deal with the post travel blues.
6/23/201639 minutes, 18 seconds
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Paradise Pack #11: Marcus and Feli

Marcus and Feli, founders of the Digital Nomad Conference, talk about the unifying power of the location independent lifestyle, how they broke free of the 9-5, and what they believe the future looks like for digital nomads.
6/6/201637 minutes, 53 seconds
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Paradise Pack #10: Gabby Wallace

Gabby reveals how her Youtube channel went from 1,000 subscribers to 100,000 subscribers in less than a year, why her business model isn't based on what SHE wants, and how she handles internet trolls and hate mail.
6/6/201635 minutes, 4 seconds
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Paradise Pack #9: Britany Robinson

Britany gives us the nitty gritty details on how to get freelance writing gigs, including a "secret tip" that will allow you to find freelance writing gigs for any magazine in the world.
6/6/201632 minutes, 57 seconds
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Paradise Pack #8: Jacob Sokol

Jacob drops "truth bombs" while telling you how it's possible to be successful AND follow your passion...and then urges everyone to play the "no game", which will radically rock your world.
6/6/201636 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paradise Pack #7: Matt Giovanisci

Matt tells us why drinking Bloody Mary's at 11 am in the morning is his barometer for success and reveals his 4 step OSEM system for being a successful entrepreneur.
6/6/201635 minutes, 46 seconds
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Paradise Pack #6: Carla King

Carla tells us what it was like being one of the world's first digital nomads - eventhough she didn't know it at the time - and the secrets you need to know to be ultra successful as self published author.
6/6/20160
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Paradise Pack #5: Tim Leffel

Tim discusses the world's cheapest destinations, where you should travel RIGHT NOW to take advantage of a strong US dollar, and how he has been able to travel with a family for the last 20 years.
6/6/201630 minutes, 1 second
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Paradise Pack #4: Ginger Kern

Join Ginger as she discusses how she was able to get the government to pay her to travel (what???) and how you too can take advantage of this and other "travel savvy" opportunities that many people don't know exist!
6/6/201634 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paradise Pack #3: Nick and Gen

Nick and Gen discuss their AirBn"Bee" problem and how they are able to travel, live, and work as couplepreneurs...and the highs and lows of relationships on the road!
6/6/201635 minutes, 2 seconds
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Paradise Pack #2: Johnny FD

How Johnny went from being a broke scuba diving instructor to making $20k a month off affiliate income and how he finds digital nomads in cities all over the world.
6/6/201634 minutes, 46 seconds
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Paradise Pack #1: Brian Lofrumento

Learn how Brian, as a college student, built one of the largest sites about soccer on the internet - and then why he walked away from it.  Plus, his key for making sales without ever being "salesy."
6/6/201635 minutes, 53 seconds
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Behind The Paradise Pack: Mish Slade

This years Paradise Pack launches today, and in honor we're releasing three interviews with contributors to this years pack! Here we'll talk to Mish Slade from Mortified Cow and Making It Anywhere about how she built her businesses while traveling the world! Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/233 The Paradise Pack: http://www.TheParadisePack.com  
5/31/201616 minutes, 14 seconds
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Behind The Paradise Pack: Ruth Soukup

This years Paradise Pack launches today, and in honor we're releasing three interviews with contributors to this years pack! Here we'll talk to Ruth Sokup on how she built her blog LivingWellSpendingLess.com and her advice for anyone looking to make money from home! Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/232 The Paradise Pack: http://www.TheParadisePack.com
5/31/201618 minutes, 43 seconds
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Behind The Paradise Pack: Johnny FD

This years Paradise Pack launches today, and in honor we're releasing three interviews with contributors to this years pack! Here we'll talk to Johnny FD about his journey to Location Independence and his advice to those of you looking to do the same!   Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/231 The Paradise Pack: http://www.TheParadisePack.com
5/31/201618 minutes, 6 seconds
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4 Years Traveling, Living, and Working Anywhere in the World

Heather and I have been Location Independent for 4 years. Long before we even knew that was a thing to be. Today we share 27 lessons we've learned (or are still learning) along the way. Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/230  
5/27/201656 minutes, 15 seconds
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Destination Diary: New Orleans

It should be no surprise that Heather and I loved New Orleans. Check out some of our recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and where to stay in the big easy! Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/229  
5/17/201653 minutes, 48 seconds
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Our Experience as AirBnB Hosts

Heather and I have rented AirBnB properties all over the world, but now we've decided to flip the equation and rent out our own home on AirBnB.  We relay our experience as AirBnB hosts plus tell you how to price your property, create a good listing, and add the little touches so that you can successfully rent out your place (even if you don't live in a "hot" area) and make money while you travel. Show Notes: http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/228
5/12/201642 minutes, 33 seconds
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Road Trip Recap

Heather and I are back from our amazing roadtrip, and today we're here to thank you guys for being so awesome, and talk about some of the places we visited along the way. Show notes are available at http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/227
5/4/201658 minutes, 16 seconds
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Desination Diaries: Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville has quickly climbed the charts to one of our favorite cities in the USA. Today we discuss our favorite places to eat, drink, and listen to live music (they have more than just country!) as well as some of our favorite activities and an awesome money saving tip if you're traveling by car!   Get the shownotes @ http://www.ExtraPackofPeanuts.com/226
4/26/201649 minutes, 6 seconds
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Part 1: Top 32 Cities in the USA

Jason joins me today to discuss our top cities around the USA. We'll do the first half of our favorite cities today on the EPoP Podcast, and you can check out part 2 over on Zero to Travel!
4/19/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Being Couplepreneurs with The Great Anomaly

Geneviève and Nicolas from The Great Anomaly join Heather and I today to talk about what it means to be couplepreneurs.
4/12/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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The No Plans, No Problem Roadtrip

Travis and Heather discuss why they have (almost) no plans for their upcoming roadtrip, how you can help pick where they go and what they do, what their essential items are, and why this is getting back to their travel roots.
4/5/201635 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why Israel is the Most Fascinating Country in the World

I recently returned from a trip to Israel and was blown away by how incredible it was. Today, guest favorite Napkins is back to interview me about my experiences in Israel, why I think it's the most fascinating country in the world and my unintentional digital sabbatical!
3/29/20161 hour, 31 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bicycle Around America with Brian D'Apice

Brian is biking Around America. Not across. The difference? About 9,000.00 miles. Tune in to listen to Brian as we run through the details of his trip, from planning, to the money he's raised for charity, to some of the awesome stats he's been keeping along the way.
3/22/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Traveling Israel Like A Local with Puzzle Israel with Nir and Guy

I recently had the good fortune to travel to Israel with Nir and Guy, the founders of Puzzle Israel. And had some of my favorite travel experiences. We chat about our trip and the creation of Puzzle Israel.
3/15/201654 minutes, 37 seconds
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Top 10 Travel Wishlist

Today Heather and I each countdown our top 10 travel destinations. Included are places that have been on our list for years. Others have only been on there for 2 weeks. What can I say? I'm easy to convince!
3/8/201638 minutes, 8 seconds
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Destination Diary: Japan

We finally got around to it! Here is a Destination Diary on Japan, yes, the entire country! Food, places to visit, good places to stay, and lots of cheap travel tips.
3/1/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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Part 2: Our Top Ten Cities - For Now....

The list continues in today's episode. Find out what my (current) favorite city is! And check out our new podcast!
2/23/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Part 1: Our Top Ten Cities - For Now....

Nick Hersh joins me again to discuss the Top 10 cities in the world. For now anyways! I reserve the right to change my mind!
2/16/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Top 10 European Countries, Ranked by Food!

Everyone loves to eat, especially me. Today my buddy Nick Hersch and I discuss our top 5 countries in Europe for food!
2/11/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Top 10 Travel Questions Googled in 2015

The top ten travel questions Googled in 2015 aren't at all what we were expecting. We try to answer them anyways! 
2/2/201647 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Roundtable: Traveling Solo

Today my guests help me answer an important question that I don't have much insight to, personally. Should you travel solo? What are the benefits vs. traveling with a friend or loved one? How do you meet people on the road?
1/28/201637 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Roundtable: Travelers Asking Travelers

Today Jason from Zero to Travel, Jackie from Budget Minded Traveler, and Nathaniel from The Daily Travel Show join me to ask each other questions about travel! We discuss food, offices, whether we actually enjoy flying, and a ton more! Get ready for some good stories!
1/26/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Part 2: Going From Malaria to The Startup Diaries with Fabian Dittrich

Fabian returns to chat about his time working on the Startup Diaries, and driving his company around South America while he did it. We also chat about working more efficiently, not harder, and ask a very important question, what will you do with your freedom?
1/21/201636 minutes, 23 seconds
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Part 1: Going From Malaria to The Startup Diaries with Fabian Dittrich, Part 1

Fabian Dittrich joins me to talk about his journey from having Malaria to running his own company from the road. We discuss making decisions based on the story you'll be able to tell later, why he's thankful he got malaria, and thoughts on traditional job advice.
1/19/201645 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why I Spent 15 Days in Airplanes and Airports - with Nate Buchanan

Nate Buchanan talks about his incredible 15-day mileage run in airplanes and airports from South America to Asia, and why he considers this 92,000-mile business class trip an investment.
1/12/20161 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Our 24 Best Experiences of 2015

From hot air balloon rides over ancient temples to self-guided food tours of back alley stalls, here are our top 24 experiences of 2015 - including a few that will surprise you!
1/6/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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The 20 Best Meals of 2015 (Plus Wine, Beer, and Coffee)

From street side stalls in Thailand and taco trucks in Austin to gourmet restaurants in Sedona and Cape Town, here are our 20 best meals of 2015...plus our favorite beers, wines, and coffees!
12/29/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best and Worst of 2015 (Plus All Our Travel Stats)

In Part 1 of our 2015 Year in Review we give you all our stats - how many miles we traveled, how many places we stayed, and other fun facts.  Then, we give our best and worst of each, from our favorite accommodations to our biggest travel mishap.
12/24/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Part 2: Hack Sleep with Danny Flood