Udo Erasmus is the founder of Udo's Choice supplement company, a global leader in cutting edge health products. Udo has an incredible list of accomplishments; including publishing 5 health books that have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide, selling over 5 million bottles of Udo's Oil, and much more.
On today's podcast, we talk about his amazing journey about fleeing from a war-torn country in World War II, getting poisoned by the pesticide industry in the 80s, and discovering and developing his health products that he believes can help people down the path to perfect health.
We were eager to listen and learn a lot of new things from someone with so much life experience and grateful to have him on our podcast.
Nadine Sykora (more affectionately known as Hey Nadine) didn’t know she would become who she is today when she first started documenting her adventures in New Zealand back in 2010. She wanted to be there because of Lord Of The Rings, among other things. Now, with over 50 countries visited, she has an incredibly dialled-in travel business and continues to inspire men and women around the world.
Her long journey from YouTube sketch comedy artist to YouTube travel vlogger and now a major player in the travel influencer space has been inspirational to many people, including us here at High On Life. In fact, she was the one who told us about working with travel brands in the first place!
On the podcast today, we covered as much as we could; everything from varsity golf to solo travel safety tips, and even tips on how to achieve YouTube fame (hint: it’s possible, but not quick).
We were so excited to have her share knowledge on many aspects of the travel world. Thanks to Nadine for being a friend of High On Life!
This week on the podcast, we are so stoked to have Julian DeSchutter join us on the podcast.
Julian leads a movement known as Chasing Sunrise, which started out as a group of friends meeting up at 3am in parking lots so that they could hike mountains to catch the sunrise at the peak. As word of this movement spread in Vancouver, so did the number of people who wanted to get together in the early, early hours of the morning to seek this unique adventure.
In this podcast, we sat down with Julian to talk about how this movement has evolved to have more kinds of adventures (driving to Mexico for tacos is one of them) and include more kinds of adventure-seekers.
This was our longest podcast yet, so brew your favourite coffee and tea as we talked, laughed and got real about what's going on in our lives today.
In the short span of three years, Mado (@e.madou on Instagram) has gone from randomly picking up a camera, discovering his passion photography and mastering Photoshop, Lightroom and creating amazing visual artistry, to leading one of Vancouver’s biggest photography communities; #CreatorsOfVancity.
We sat down with Mado to listen to his amazing stories and insights on what it’s like to organize photo meetups with over 50 photographers, along with his tips and tricks on the best way to start getting into photography and Photoshop. And he says “Yes, it’s OKAY TO USE PRESETS!”
It was an incredible hour of knowledge and power and we're so excited about this podcast with you.
Stay high on life.
This week we have Alissa Hansen joining us on the podcast. Not only is she a great friend of everyone at High On Life, but she was the life partner of Ryker Gamble for 5 years prior to his passing. It was such an honour to have her share her thoughts and feelings on many aspects of her life; like what it was like to date a social media star, and what her life was like after the accident. We shared many great laughs and many deep moments in this podcast and we really applaud her courage and strength as she boldly takes on this new chapter in her life.
Youtuber Lost Leblanc tells about his journey to a million subscribers, how he started, his ups and downs, and how he has been able to achieve his dreams. We also have a surprise guest with some inside information about Lost Leblanc making a cameo be sure to listen and find out who that is!
How to go viral on youtube like IFHT Films does? Matt Dennison founder of IFHT Films dives deep with us about building a career on YouTube, how he built his channel and his learnings along the way.
Some would call Matt Dennison the premiere Mountain Bike YouTuber, will discuss his adventures on two wheels and how that led him into YouTube.
Matt has been a long time friend of High On Life in the past he has joined us on various trips, he is a super talented dude and all around funny human being.
Be sure to subscribe to Matts channel(s)
IFHT Films: https://www.youtube.com/user/IFockingHateThat
Mahalo my Dude: https://www.youtube.com/user/IFockingHateThatTwo
This week we discuss ethical travel and animals, should you ride elephants? Is riding camels OK? We have a Vancouver Zoo Keeper school us in some animal facts, and discuss some do's and don't around animal tourism.
This week we have a short Questions and Answer podcast for you, the guys take questions from our youtube comments and give you honest answers. Join Josh, Kenzo, Justis and Arjun for a short but sweet podcast, and let us know in the comments below if you would like a live question and answer podcast once a month!
Join us as we chat with our friend Eric Elder from Life Before Work Travel, he gives us an insider view on different experiences you can have with a travel company and recaps some experiences he's had while working in the tourism and travel industry. Get an inside perspective on the different kind of experiences you can have out in the world.
We've got a special guest in the hot seat. Zachary Moxley (@downtofilm on Instagram) is an incredibly creative and talented creator, with his biggest skill being an official UAV drone pilot. We interviewed him for about an hour to ask many questions regarding official drone licensing, near-crashes and what happens when he transforms into his Instagram alter-ego, 'Fast Mox'.
It's our first interview of the podcast, but let us know what you thought about this episode! Leave us a voice message on the Anchor app, or comment on youtube.
The audio gets fixed at the 4:00 minute mark!
And we're all back in the room together! We've all just returned from separate trips and there's a lot to unpack!
Josh was in Japan. Kenzo was in Tonga exploring the deep oceans and swimming with humpback whales, and Parker, Justis and Ben were away doing a cinematic hike up in Garibaldi, BC.
We dive into the nitty gritty of the challenges of vlogging and documenting our experiences while travelling solo while comparing it to how different it is when we captured our days as a large group in Bali earlier this year.
We answer a few fan questions at the end of the podcast, ranging from when the right moment is to chase your dreams all the way to what kind of woman Justis would like.
We covered so much today and we're stoked to share all this with you. Let us know in the comments what kind of content you would like to see on the podcast!