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Trails to the Border

Trails to the Border

By Dan Moore & James Anderson
Two entrepreneurs on two sides of a border talk about business, travel, and their love of nature.
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S2E3 - Inspiration from Oregon Entrepreneurs

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Special Episode: Panel Discussion on PNW Myths and Magic
The Pacific Northwest has been in the national media a lot the last few months, and a lot of what was said was not favorable (or accurate). For those that live here it can be written off with a bit of humor, but for those who depend on travelers to the region, it is just one more challenge to an already challenging year. Trails to the Border co-host, Dan Moore, is a guest on a panel discussion led by Tad Bradley of the Kusini Collection. Also on the panel is Kieron Weidner and Elena Vizzini from First Nature Tours. Originally recorded September 30, 2020. 
50:04
October 21, 2020
S4E1 Bicycling is going to win
We start out Season 4 in the first few months of a pandemic. Rather than be doom and gloom, we interview entrepreneur Lauren Hefferon. Lauren owns Ciclismo Classico, a bike tour company with tours throughout Europe. Lauren has lived through challenging times and has insight to help us survive.  Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch
58:13
April 6, 2020
S3E3 - Half beards and other insight from sustainability expert Kevin Wilhelm
Happy New Year from Trails to the Border! We close out 2019 and our final episode of Season 3 with an interview we conducted back in May with sustainability expert and business consultant Kevin Wilhelm. Kevin is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting based in Seattle, Washington. Kevin shares with the Pod advice he has learned through his 25 years experience as an entrepreneur and organizational leader.  Due to various challenges, it has taken a while to get this episode edited and now finally published. Thank you for your patience! This interview is packed with advice and ideas and is worth the delay. Knowing it has been a while and it is the end of the season, this podcast is about twice as long as our others. Please enjoy.  Please be sure to subscribe and inform others about Trails to the Border. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch Opening recorded November 11, 2019 Interview with Kevin Wilhelm recorded May 20, 2019
1:02:38
December 31, 2019
S3E2 - The entrepreneur's entrepreneur: Douglas Quinby, cofounder of the Arival Event
It has been a couple months since we posted a podcast, AND we had a ton of content from our special guest this episode, so in honor of our one year anniversary we are posting a double episode. You get the usual check-in between James and Dan, and then the rest of the hour is jam packed with incredible wisdom and insight from researcher and entrepreneur Douglas Quinby.  Douglas is the cofounder and CEO of the Arival event. Arival is an event focussed on the tours activities and attractions sector of the travel industry. As their website says: "Tours, Activities & Attractions is travel’s third largest sector, the fastest growing, and the reason people travel in the first place. It is also going through incredible change. Alex Kremer, Douglas Quinby, and Bruce Rosard founded Arival in 2017 to build an independent conference and insights for creators and sellers of Tours, Activities & Attractions." Trails to the Border is a podcast dedicated to the challenges and successes of entrepreneurs, and has a special focus on the travel industry. There is plenty of universal advice throughout this podcast, but this episode will especially be valuable for the professional in the travel industry.  Please be sure to subscribe and inform others about Trails to the Border.  Music by:  Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch Originally recorded April 15 and April 24, 2019
1:00:37
July 19, 2019
S3E1 - Throwing Red Paint on Your Business, and other lessons from an artist
Welcome to Season 3! We were fortunate to get some incredible wisdom shared with us from artist Flora Bowley (florabowley.com). Flora is not only an accomplished artist, she is also a successful businesswoman. Flora teaches us how she applies concepts from her art into her business.   Please be sure to subscribe and inform others about Trails to the Border.  Music by:  Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch Originally recorded March 12, 2019
41:05
May 24, 2019
S2E4 - And the Winner is... Aski Holistic Adventures
(Originally recorded November 26) Dan and James meet up right after, as James calls it, "American Thanksgiving" to learn that the ski season in Whistler is "banging". After a quick check in, the episode introduces Michela Carrière, a Cree / Métis young entrepreneur from Saskatchewan. Michela has been an adventure guide, herbalist, and bead artist for nearly 15 years. She has run Aski Holistic Adventures (https://www.askiholisticadventures.com) for only 12 months, but already won several awards and is getting lots of attention. We will learn what inspired her to start her business and some valuable wisdom she has picked up in a short amount of time. This episode will finish off Season 2. Thank you for your support and encouragement. We will be back in Season 3 in just a few weeks. Please be sure to subscribe and share with others about Trails to the Border. Music by:  Geek Apparatus Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Roxbury Pound Alex Danovitch
36:39
February 17, 2019
S2E3 - Inspiration from Oregon Entrepreneurs
(Originally recorded November 14) Dan and James meet up right before, as James calls it, "American Thanksgiving". After a quick check in, the episode turns to two entrepreneurs in Oregon. Kieron Weidner of First Nature Tours (firstnaturetours.com) and James Good of Good Bike Co. (goodbikeco.com) discuss how they became entrepreneurs, what challenges they face, and what gets them up and excited every day.  Happy Holidays everyone! We have one more episode to publish for Season two, and for 2018. Thank you for your support and encouragement. We are learning a lot, and greatly enjoy the opportunity to connect with you. Please be sure to subscribe and share with others about Trails to the Border. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch
38:20
December 23, 2018
S2E2: Report back from Italy and the Adventure Travel World Summit
Dan interviews Norie Quintos, Deirdre Campbell, and Shannon Stowell about the importance of sustainability for the travel industry. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Geek Apparatus Roxbury Pound Alex Danovitch
45:55
December 6, 2018
S2E1 - Helping people feel a connection to something sacred
(Originally recorded September 10) We kick off Season 2 with an extra long episode interviewing adventure travel innovator Mike Brcic of Sacred Rides, a mountain bike tour company (sacredrides.com) and Mastermind Adventures, small-group adventures for audacious entrepreneurs (mastermind-adventures.com). Mike shares incredible business advice and intimate insight into the mind of a successful entrepreneur. We also learn from Dan about his recent trip to Guyana and James' perception about the legalization of cannabis all across Canada. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch
53:21
November 17, 2018
Episode 4 - Checking in on China
In this episode we discuss what it is like to be an entrepreneur in China with our special guest: Fan Na, Chinese tourism specialist and owner of Perspective China. We also have a conversation about marketing budgets and reducing single use plastic. Thank you for listening and supporting us! Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Roxbury Pound Alex Danovitch
39:52
August 4, 2018
Episode 3 - Risking it all for entrepreneurs
In this episode we discuss strategies to manage the risks that entrepreneurs must take. Special guest: Mona McPhee, travel and tourism attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro) Chris Stromquist Alex Danovitch Music feature: Kishi Bashi, "Ode to My Next Life" from the 2016 album Sonderlust
34:33
July 25, 2018
Episode 2: Finding Motivation
In this episode we discuss strategies for self motivation. Motivation is hard for the entrepreneur because there is always more to do and never enough time. How to prioritize? How to keep the fire going when you are constantly facing obstacles? We also learn that James needs to get a new microphone (sorry for the distortion)... And that both Canada and the United States loves their national parks. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme) Chris Stromquist Geek Apparatus (featuring Jay Raulston) Roxbury Pound Music feature: Portugal. The Man
32:07
July 14, 2018
Episode 1: Celebrating Canada AND America Day
Welcome to Trails to the Border Podcast, a podcast where Two entrepreneurs on two sides of a border talk about business, travel, and their love of nature. From Canada is James Anderson, and from the United States is Dan Moore. In this first episode James informs Dan that July 1 is Canada Day - a relevant day as both countries have now imposed tariffs on each other. What does this "trade war" mean for the strong relationships between Canada and the US? Is there a case for open borders? If Trudeau gave Trump a stack of pancakes with Canadian maple syrup would he "give up"? This podcast is intended to demonstrate that friendships have no borders. Dan and James also discuss some music they've been into lately, and their trip down the Rogue River. All through the lens of entrepreneurs. Music by: Forgotten Sol (opening theme, closing) Geek Apparatus Music feature: Courtney Barnett, 3live 4eva
29:09
July 3, 2018