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Travel Worth Living

By Seth Sutherland
Our mission is to help aspiring travel content creators make a positive impact with the stories they tell. We do this by sharing the how and why of travel content creation through practical and inspirational stories. We interview creators who make a living by sharing their travel stories; uncovering the secrets which have given them success. We want to show you just how easy it can be to travel the world while making money. But we also want to share the "why" of travel. Why do our travel stories matter? Listen to the podcast to find out more and become a part of the community.
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Ep. 61 | The Final Episode
Thanks so much for being a fan of Travel Worth Living! Over the past year and a half I’ve had the pleasure of talking to so many incredible people from all over the world. Not only that, I’ve been able to connect with other travel enthusiasts who I’d never have gotten to meet any other way. But it's now time for a new adventure; join us here: CuriosityShire.com.
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December 20, 2021
Ep. 60 | Travel Photojournalism Part 2 - with Don Mirra
This is part 2 of my conversation with Don Mirra. In this part of the conversation, we talk more about his adventures as a photojournalist which includes running for his life from the Pakistani mafia. We also get into how social media has affected the travel space over the years. He also shares some unique travel hacks which you may find quite helpful on your next adventure. Check out Don's podcast at thetravelersart.com.
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October 26, 2021
Ep. 59 | Travel Photojournalism Part 1 - with Don Mirra
On this week’s episode we dive into the “why” of travel content creation with photojournalist Don Mirra. Born in Germany to American parents, Don has now traveled to over 60 nations around the world over a span of 30 years. He would often immerse himself in the local culture to gain a deeper perspective on his subjects and the stories he was sharing while on assignment. During our conversation, we discuss growing up as a third culture kid and how that impacted his travels later on. We talk about the bucketlist myth and confusing tourism with travel. He shares his philosophy in regards to “less is more” and how it has shaped not only how he travels but also how he views life. We ended up splitting this conversation into two parts so you’ll hear more about his photojournalism adventures during next week’s episode! Check out Don's podcast at thetravelersart.com.
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October 18, 2021
Ep. 58 | Fully Remote - with Ali Pruitt
On this week’s episode we dive into the “how” of travel content creation with remote working coach Ali Pruitt. After feeling dissatisfied with the way life was back in her home town, she began making changes in her life which led her to becoming a digital nomad. After working remotely for a few years, she went full time as a productivity and work-life balance coach after the pandemic hit. During our conversation, she talks about her travel experiences and what ultimately drove her to join the travel lifestyle. She also shares some incredible tips for increasing your productivity and decreasing your burnout while trying to juggle travel, life, and work. She shares her RECAP method and how she uses that to stay on top of her busy life. If you want to learn more about the RECAP method, you can watch her Masterclass here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjwNDfU7tPQ. You can also follow her on social media, connect with her on LinkedIn, or visit her online to learn more: fullyremotewithali.com. To purchase a nextstand of your own like the one Ali mentions during the podcast, you can buy one here: https://nexstand.eu/?ref=3457016.
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October 11, 2021
Ep. 57 | Nomadic Fitness - with Meaghan Janisse
On this week’s episode we dive into fitness while traveling. Not only is this something that seems complex and difficult for some people, the topic also brings a lot of shame and guilt as we’re given so many messages about what we should and shouldn’t be doing. I loved hearing Meaghan’s simple, balanced, and successful approach which she’s used to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She focuses on common sense workouts instead of following the latest marketing trends in diets. During our conversation she shares the single biggest secret for turning you into a calorie burning machine. Meaghan is a fitness coach who is also a full-time digital nomad. Her story is a fantastic example of somebody finding a niche which they are passionate about and creating a full time income as a byproduct, allowing her to travel and explore the world. During our conversation, she shares how she started traveling and relates a crazy adventure traveling in South America. Check out her latest videos on YouTube! Be sure and visit her online at nomadicfitness.com. You can also connect with her on Instagram.
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October 04, 2021
Ep. 56 | Along Winding Roads - with Jennifer Richardson
On this week’s episode we dive into the “why” of travel content creation with Jenny Richardson. She’s spent the better part of the past decade travelling and living abroad: she’s been an English teacher in South Korea, a backpacker on a shoestring budget ($30/day), and is now a working digital nomad, specializing in travel and sustainability content as a freelance writer and editor. During our conversation we discuss travel writing and working as a digital nomad. Jenny shares some tips on how she has learned to be productive while working abroad, including her experiences with coworking spaces. She also talks about slow travel and why she’s fallen in love with it, and why travel in general is so important. Be sure and visit her online at jennyisfree.com. You can also connect with her on Instagram.
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September 27, 2021
Ep. 55 | Travel as a Recovering Perfectionist - with Margaret Ghielmetti
On this week’s episode we dive into the “why” of travel with author, Moth-winning storyteller, solo show performer, and photographer, Margaret Ghielmetti. She wrote Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist to share her journey of living on four continents and visiting nearly fifty countries, as well as her emotional journey of learning to live her own life. Through her travels, she was finally able to let go of some of the old Rules and Roles she had thought kept her safe for decades. In her book, she shares her journey and how those years of travel changed her life. During today’s conversation, we discuss why she decided to write her book and the journey she’s taken to get her stories in print. She also shares many of the pivotal, life-changing moments which have shaped who she is today. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to hear all the major experiences she’s been through so I highly recommend checking out her book. Be sure and visit her online at MargaretGhielmetti.com. You can also order her book off Amazon here.
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September 20, 2021
Ep. 54 | Travel as an Artist - with Michelle Bird
On this week’s episode we dive into the “why” of travel content creation with Michelle Bird, an artist living in the small town of Borgarnes. At an early age, she wanted to explore the world to see how other cultures, for lack of a better term, “did life”. She started by purchasing a one-way ticket to the Netherlands and hasn’t looked back since. During our conversation she also tells several stories from her year in India, and how the poverty and culture shock she experienced there made a huge impact on her life. She also shares about her sailing trip to Hornstrandir, a large peninsula in the northwest of Iceland accessible only by hiking or boat - or small airplane. She talked about her upcoming sail to Greenland which was going to be this summer, but unfortunately it had to be postponed until 2022. To learn more about Michelle and the beautiful art house that she runs, you can visit her online at www.theartofmichellebird.com.
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August 17, 2021
Ep. 53 | Anti-poaching and Wildlife Conservation - with Dustin Thompson
On this week’s episode we dive into the “why” of travel content creation with expat conservationist, Dustin Thompson. Dustin got trained and volunteered as an anti-poaching ranger back in 2015, and now runs a conservation fund called Global Guardians. During our conversation he shares stories from his training and his time being a ranger, as well as the incident which impacted him and gave him the idea to create Global Guardians Conservation Fund. He shares how you can get involved in conservation, no matter where you are from, and why training in Africa can be the perfect adventure you’ve been looking for. This story is intimately linked with content creators because my original connection to Dustin came from a content creator named Rachel Claire. If you haven’t already, I’d highly recommend listening to episode 22 to hear her story. It was her photos and the people she was able to connect me with, such as Grant from episode 28, that led me to chatting with Dustin and even Geoffrey from episode 44. That’s why I think travel content creation can be such a force for good as we tell stories that matter with the content we create.
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August 01, 2021
Ep. 52 | Over a Decade of Travel Blogging Experience - with Gary Arndt
On this week’s episode we dive heavily into the “why” of travel content creation with travel blogger turned full-time podcaster, Gary Arndt. In 2007 he sold his house and has been traveling the world ever since - well, until COVID hit. During our conversation he shares how he got into travel and how he was able to afford traveling full-time. We discuss how travel blogging has evolved over time as new technology and new apps have become available. Near the end of the episode we also speculate about what the future of travel content creators will look like. I was honored to have Gary on the show as he has done more things and been to more places than most people will ever get to experience. His unique perspective on travel content creators, the travel industry as a whole, and whether overtourism is actually a problem was riveting. For travellers wanting to create a successful business, he also shares how to grow your audience and set yourself apart online. Be sure and check out his podcasts, Everything Everywhere Daily and This Week In Travel. You can also visit him on Instagram.
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July 27, 2021
Ep. 51 | Creating a Brand as a Digital Nomad - with Lindsey Tague
On this week’s podcast episode we dive into both the “how” and the “why” of travel content creation with Lindsey Tague. After becoming dissatisfied with her life in the U.S., she decided to take a leap of faith with her online business and travel full-time as a digital nomad. During our conversation we discuss the fears she had while doing that, and the checklist she used to figure out how to embark on this new travel journey. She focuses on helping people and companies build strong brands and in this episode she shares 3 important questions to ask why building your brand - which is absolutely necessary if you’re a travel content creator who makes money from the content you create. Lindsey also talks about balancing technology while living as a digital nomad; being aware of that aspect of your life which could easily control you is essential to maintaining the freedom you’re pursuing. Be sure and follow her on Instagram. Visit her online at lindseytague.com.
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July 27, 2021
Ep. 50 | A photographer's journey outside her comfort zone - with Christina Raytsiz
On this week’s podcast episode we dive into more of the “why” of travel content creation with Christina Raytsiz. Originally from Russia, she is currently living in Iceland and working as a professional photographer, shooting portraits and working with brands. While living in Russia, her interest in languages took her to China on what would be her first major international trip. During our conversation she discusses how that trip impacted her and some of the things which surprised her about different cultures. We also chat about her experiences growing up in Russia, what prompted her to move to Iceland, and how she views Instagram as a professional photographer. Be sure and follow her on Instagram. Visit her online at christinaraitsiz.com.
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July 05, 2021
Ep. 49 | How to stay sane as a digital nomad - with Kayla MacArthur
In this episode we dive into the “how” of travel content creation with Kayla MacArthur. We’re focusing on mental health and how YOU can stay sane while traveling. This is the part of full-time travel which we don’t talk about often, but it’s just as important as knowing how to financially support your travels. During my conversation with Kayla, we talk about her story of becoming a digital nomad, some of the challenges she has faced, and then she shares 4 key habits which she has used to maintain a sense of well-being while traveling full-time. In the blog, you'll find the exact process Kayla moves through with her partner before they embark on a new adventure together. Be sure and follow her on Instagram. Visit her online at kaylamacarthur.com. Travel communities discussed during our conversation: WifiTribe, UNSETTLED, and Outsite. Want to learn more? You can grab a virtual coffee with Kayla.
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June 28, 2021
Ep. 48 | How they gained 40k followers in one month - with Giselle & Stephen
In this episode we dive into the “how” of travel content creation with Giselle and Stephen, aka theloverspassport. Last year as COVID hit, they took their passion for the great outdoors and turned it into a full time job on social media. On their website and social media accounts they share gear tips, camping hacks, and general information about hiking, especially in California. In just over a year, they’ve grown to nearly 130k followers on Instagram and 140k followers on TikTok, and during our conversation they share exactly how they did it and how you can do it too. We also talk about how they balance creating content while also being present in the moment, and how to deal with the inevitable presence of online haters. Near the end of this episode, they share the checklist which they use in order to collaborate with brands and make money from social media and content creation. Be sure and follow them on Instagram. Visit them online at TheLoversPassport.com.
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June 21, 2021
Ep. 47 | Barry Gray - Extreme Expeditions (part 2)
In this episode we finish up my conversation with Barry. During this half of the conversation, he shares the ending to their Shackleton expedition and what he learned from that experience. He then talks about phase one of his upcoming expedition across Antarctica, completely unsupported. He shares what it takes to push through your barriers even when your body wants to quit, as well as the boundaries he’s put in place to stay safe while on extreme expeditions. Be sure and follow his adventures on Instagram. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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April 29, 2021
Ep. 46 | Barry Gray - Extreme Expeditions (part 1)
In this episode I get to talk with a retired military man and extreme expedition team member. Barry joined the Royal Marines Commandos when he was just 17, completing one of the toughest infantry trainings in the world. He spent 26 years in the military becoming a mountain leader and cold weather survival expert, often training in the harsh Norwegian winters. After his retirement as a Regimental Sergeant Major, he is now transitioning into the world of extreme expeditions. During this first part of our conversation, Barry shares about his time in the military and what lessons he learned from that training. He then tells the story of his expedition with Tim Jarvis, recreating Shackleton’s historic escape from Antarctica. Next week we will finish that story and then hear about phase one of Barry’s record breaking attempt through Antarctica. Be sure and follow his adventures on Instagram. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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April 22, 2021
Ep. 45 | Chasity Hobbs - Digital Nomad Coach
In this episode I get to talk with Chasity, a full time travel entrepreneur and digital nomad coach. After becoming dissatisfied with her life in Smalltown USA, she bought a one way ticket to Australia and never looked back. During our conversation we talk about what launched her into the digital nomad life, how a defining moment when visiting the Tumpak Sewu waterfalls confirmed why she loved this new lifestyle, and how she is able to help others achieve the same goals for themselves. If you have ever dreamed of traveling full time or becoming a digital nomad, I’d highly recommend following Chasity on Instagram as she is constantly sharing incredible tips and tricks. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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April 15, 2021
Ep. 44 | Geoffrey Phipps - Frontline Anti-Poaching Ranger
In this episode I get to talk with Geoffrey, the head instructor for Tac Trac. The Tac Trac Combat Tracking initiative was started as a way to combat the onslaught of wildlife crimes committed in Africa. As an NGO, they provide training for anti-poaching rangers who are then mobilised to work in various reserves across Africa. Geoffrey began working as a ranger at the age of 17. Since then, he’s spent years honing his tracking and anti-poaching skills, first as a ranger and now as an instructor. During our conversation we talk about the threats rangers face, how they apprehend and stop poachers, and what it takes to spend days at a time out in the field. To learn more about Tac Trac, you can visit their website here: www.tactrac.co.za You can also follow Geoffrey on Instagram @rangerssurvivalcraft. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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April 08, 2021
Ep. 43 | Reis Armstrong - From Passports to Hostels
In this episode I get to talk with Reis, a TV producer who works with production companies in various locations around the world. He is passionate about sharing his hostel tips and tricks for new travellers just getting started. We talk a lot about his many adventures while staying in hostels, what to look for when booking ones, and how to find cheap places to stay. Reis is also passionate about promoting travel among the African American community, sharing just how easy it is for anyone to travel and explore the world. Connect with Reis on Instagram @lovereisandsoul. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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April 01, 2021
Ep. 42 | Alan Weyer - South African Historian
In this episode I get to talk with Alan, a South African story teller who loves sharing his knowledge of historical events. During our conversation, he shares why a thorough understanding of history is essential to knowing what actually happened in the past. We also talk about the indigenous people of South Africa, including the Khoi-San, Xhosa, and Zulu. He even tried to teach me how to speak a language that relies heavily on clicks! Using lessons from their culture and heritage, he shared why it’s important to learn from history. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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March 25, 2021
Ep. 41 | Goran Jovic - Travel Photographer
In this episode I get to talk with Goran, a travel photographer who has spent time with some truly unique people from around the world. Through his work, he has gotten to live with remote tribes, learn their ways, and document their stories. During our conversation he shares some of the experiences he’s had and some of the lessons he’s learned; highlighting the fact that we have no room to judge other people based on our ignorance of their culture. Connect with him on Instagram @goran_jovic_. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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March 18, 2021
Ep. 40 | Greg Abandoned - Chasing Bandos
In this episode I get to talk with an urban explorer who has made it his life passion to seek out abandoned locations, whether urban or rural. Originally from Poland, Greg currently lives in China and uses every opportunity he can to explore. He shares so many stories during our conversation including his ten hour interrogation by the Chinese authorities, his backpacking trip into a desolate part of Kazakhstan where Russia launches its rockets, and how he was able to capture photos inside an isolated dome shaped building built by the Communists in Bulgaria. He also shares why he is so passionate about exploring abandoned locations, or bandos, as they are referred to in the urbex community. He launched his podcast, Chasing Bandos, back in October as a way to tell forgotten stories and spread awareness as to what urbex is really about. Listen to his podcast here: chasingbandos.podbean.com. Connect with him on Instagram @greg_abandoned. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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March 11, 2021
Ep. 39 | Kyana Sue Powers - Following Dreams Despite Fear
In this episode I get to talk with Kyana who moved from Boston to Iceland simply to create a new life for herself. While many are afraid to venture into the unknown, Kyana decided that she would not let fear stop her from chasing her dreams. During our conversation, she talks about the incredible difficulties she’s faced while trying to live in Iceland, how she’s overcome those difficulties, why she even wanted to move to Iceland in the first place, and how she began her online influencer/photography journey. I hope this episode inspires you to not let fear stand in the way of achieving a life full of adventure. You can connect with Alida on Instagram @kyanasue. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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March 04, 2021
Ep. 38 | Alida Sayuni - Outback Helicopter Pilot
In this episode I get to talk with Alida, a helicopter pilot working in the outback of Australia. Based near Uluru, the massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre”, Alida takes passengers on scenic flights over the breathtaking desert. During our conversation, she shares what she does during a typical day as a helicopter pilot, how she balances her cross-cultural family relationships, some tips for how you can stay safe while traveling, and why Uluru is so important from both a cultural and geological standpoint. You can connect with Alida on Instagram @li.li.pink. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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February 25, 2021
Ep. 37 | Maaike de Schepper - Wildlife Veterinarian
In this episode I get to talk with a wildlife veterinarian from the Netherlands who is currently working in Namibia. During my conversation with Maaike, we talk about the dangers wildlife vets face while working in their field, what a typical day is like for Maaike, and what impact NGOs like NaanKuSe have on the local communities. You can connect with Maaike on Instagram @the_desert_vet. You can get involved with NaanKuSe, the NGO Maaike works with at: naankuse.com. This is the reserve where Maaike works: Zannier Reserve. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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February 18, 2021
Ep. 36 | Stefan Heldzinger - Creative Photographer and Coffee Expert
In this episode I get to talk with a long time friend and avid photographer, Stefan Heldzinger. If I were to describe this episode in one word, it would have to be “energy”. I’m pretty sure it’s all the coffee Stefan has consumed but in any case, his passion for travel and his drive as a creative in the photography space is contagious. During our conversation we talk about his figurative speed-dating in Europe, his experience without sleep in Iceland, his South African heritage, why meeting up with fellow creatives while traveling is so important, and how you can become an experienced travel photographer. You can connect with Stefan on Instagram @StefanHeldzinger. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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February 11, 2021
Ep. 35 | Shannon Basso Gaule - Traveling Comedian
In this episode I get to talk with Shannon, a comedian from Ireland currently living in New Zealand. We chat about how he gets paid to be a comedian, what it’s like writing jokes, and what he enjoys most about comedy. Shannon also shares stories from his many international travels. While in Thailand, he and his friends had the opportunity to participate in Songkran, the New Year’s celebration that gives water fights a whole new meaning and created some lifetime memories that are not cherished by everyone. Also, health is important even while traveling; Shannon learned that the hard way in Vietnam. If you’d like to connect with Shannon after this episode, you can find him on Instagram @sbgcomedy. Also, be sure and check out his podcast What Am I Doing? to hear more from the world of comedy. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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February 04, 2021
Ep. 34 | Ryan and Kayla - Finding Love in Tulum
In this episode I get to talk with Ryan and Kayla, two travel enthusiasts who have recently embarked on a new adventure together. They first met via Zoom; one looking for a travel buddy and the other looking for love. A few weeks later, they both decided to book an Airbnb in Mexico where they met in person for the first time. Their journey to find love in a most unlikely place wasn’t always easy; in fact, it came with some significant struggles. Their commitment to authenticity and their brutal honesty throughout their growing relationship, however, has brought them closer together through this travel adventure. Connect with Kayla: www.kaylamacarthur.com. To learn more about Unsettled, visit: beunsettled.co. CNN article about their adventure: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/amp/two-strangers-book-airbnb-together/index.html Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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January 28, 2021
Ep. 33 | Wandile Mthiyane - Child of Apartheid
In this episode I get to talk with an ambitious young man from South Africa who is transforming the architectural space. He was able to attend a university in America in order to better learn how to help his home country rebuild from the damaging affects of Apartheid. During our conversation, he shares what inspired him to study architectural design, how he is impacting local communities in South Africa, and how you can get involved with this project. If you’re interested in joining the summer internship, you can find out more info here: www.ubuntuasa.org. To learn more about his company, check out his website: ubuntudesigngroup.org. To watch the incredible video about Wandile, created by Stephen Allcock, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZWvTuZHe4s. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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January 21, 2021
Ep. 32 | Rob Caskie - Engaging Storyteller
In this episode I get to talk with an absolutely incredible career storyteller from South Africa named Rob Caskie. Rob experienced travel at an early age and began a world wide adventure many only dream of. Telling stories for a living began in 2001, on the famous Anglo-Zulu War battlefields at the foot of world renowned raconteur, David Rattray. Researching and sharing human dramas has taken Rob to the Antarctic on numerous occasions, the Arctic, annually to the UK, and very regularly to the Battlefields. You’ll love hearing his stories of world travel, South African history, and Zulu culture, including a part where he speaks Zulu during our conversation. If you want to learn more about Rob or book him as a speaker for an event (even if it’s online during the pandemic), you can visit his website at robcaskie.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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January 14, 2021
Ep. 31 | Zaynah Khanbhai - Entrepreneur, Investor, and Spiritual Coach
In this episode I get to talk with an African woman from Kenya who is an entrepreneur leading conscious business practices, creating international cooperation initiatives, as well as being an impact investor and spiritual coach. We go in-depth about her personal growth and how we can better ourselves through travel. She shares the story of her 34th birthday bus trip to anywhere, as well as the impact that an indigenous community in the Andes had on her. We talk about how she met her husband and the cross culture business they have created. To learn more about Zaynah, you can visit www.southsouthwomen.org and www.mergingmundos.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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January 07, 2021
Ep. 30 | Sarah Stevens - Public Health Researcher
In this episode I get to talk with Sarah, a public health researcher who is currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We ended up starting this episode by discussing the 2020 election in America as she has volunteered full time as a poll monitor over the past couple months. We talked a lot about her experiences in Uganda working on HIV public health initiatives, her views on voluntourism and white saviourism, and why it’s important for each of us to learn more about our global community to help better our own countries. She also shares several fantastic stories, including one about the time she worked at a not-sketchy-at-all bar in Greece for a summer. Want to support this podcast? Consider joining our Patreon club for exclusive guest content and travel swag. To get daily updates about this podcast, join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram. We'd love for you to rate this show and leave a comment on Apple Podcasts letting us know what you thought of this episode. Your feedback is always valued! If you'd like to receive general Travel Worth Living news, exciting updates on the podcast, and/or upcoming travel events, consider subscribing to our newsletter by visiting TravelWorthLiving.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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December 17, 2020
Ep. 29 | Katie Durant - Learning Through Travel
In this episode I get to talk with another occupational therapist who enjoys traveling on a regular basis. She has set a goal to visit one country in each continent and is well on her way to reaching that goal. During our conversation, we talk about what she does as an occupational therapist and how she’s used her skills around the world, we talk about the time she ran from the cops, and why studying abroad is so important. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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December 10, 2020
Ep. 28 | Grant Fowlds - South African Animal Conservationist
In this episode I get to talk with an animal conservationist from South Africa. Grant Fowlds has been actively involved in conservation for most of his life and is currently helping local communities set up game reserves to rewild the land and provide a safe habitat for endangered animals. In his book, Saving the Last Rhinos, Grant shares so many stories he’s experienced, from growing up in the bush to working in the DRC. We simply did not have time to share all his stories here so I highly recommend grabbing a copy of his book and reading it, or as I did, listen to it on audiobook so you hear the proper pronunciations. To order a copy of his book or to find out more about the foundations he is a part of, feel free to visit his website at grantfowlds.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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December 03, 2020
Ep. 27 | Katie Varner - Traveling Occupational Therapist
In this episode I get to talk with an occupational therapist who has made travel her passion, hobby, and ultimately her lifestyle. During our conversation, we talk about what an occupational therapist does and how her job has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also tells several incredible stories from her many travels and shares some good tips for anyone having to navigate a long distance relationship. I was inspired by how she has made travel a priority in her life and seeks to constantly expand her knowledge of the world we live in. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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November 26, 2020
Ep. 26 | Jerry Holohan - Korean War Veteran
In this episode I get to talk with a Korean War veteran from the U.S. who is currently living up north in Tok, Alaska. My dad, an Army chaplain currently serving in South Korea, came on to cohost this episode as we learned more about what it was like to serve in Korea during the winter of 1954. We talk about what the purpose of his deployment was, which nations were providing support in the Korean War, some of the hardships the soldiers faced, and how this experience changed the way Jerry interacts with people. I learned a lot of history during this conversation and I know you're going to enjoy hearing Jerry tell his stories. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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November 19, 2020
Ep. 25 | Griselda Rosales - Growing Up In Mexico
In this episode I get to talk with someone who grew up in Mexico and has since lived in several different countries around the world while working with media production. We talk a lot about her experiences while growing up in Mexico, some of the Mexican cuisine which she enjoys, the history behind piñatas, and how traveling while doing media production has impacted her life. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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November 12, 2020
Ep. 24 | Delia Piccinini - Culture, Food, and Travel Memories
In this episode I get to talk with another third culture kid who is currently living in Spain. I loved talking with Delia about the many cultures she has been intimately involved with over the years, and I enjoyed listening to some of her favorite travel memories. We also talk about why getting lost is so important and how travel enriches your life in so many ways. Also, I think we finally settled the debate about whether pineapple should go on pizza so if that is of interest to you, you’re going to enjoy today’s episode. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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November 05, 2020
Ep. 23 | Jewells Chambers - All Things Iceland
In this episode I get to talk with someone who has grown to love Iceland over the past few years. Our guest this week is Jewells, a woman who is originally from New York but is now living in Iceland and runs a podcast and YouTube channel called All Things Iceland. I was excited to talk with her about Iceland from an expat’s point of view and it was fun diving in to hear about her cultural experiences in the country. We talk about everything from taxes and politics to language difficulties and Icelandic habits which Jewells has picked up. Check out her podcast to learn more about Iceland at: allthingsiceland.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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October 29, 2020
Ep. 22 | Rachel Claire - Travel Journalist
In this episode I get to talk with a journalist/photographer from Western Australia. Rachel recently worked with Global Guardians as a journalist to help write a story about the important work they’re doing; stopping the spread of animal poaching in South Africa. I looked up some statistics and found out that on average, animal poachers kill 2.4 rhinos per day. But even more shocking is the fact that they are killing, on average, 3 elephants per hour. To put that into perspective, in the time it takes to listen to this episode, animal poachers will have killed three more elephants. The rangers who are fighting against this horrific tragedy go through rigorous training and are incredibly skilled at what they do. Rachel was able to work right along side them and shares what it’s like to train with these rangers before combatting poaching in the national parks. We also chat about her photography, what sparked that passion, and why she fell in love with the black and white portraits she captures. To see more of her photos, follow her on Instagram @fieldnotes__. Rachel's website: rachelclaire.co. Saving the Last Rhinos book: www.nhbs.com/saving-the-last-rhinos-book. Tac Trac: www.tactrac.co.za. Global Guardians: gguardians.org. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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October 22, 2020
Ep. 21 | Line Rejmers - Danish Adventurer
In this episode I get to talk with a girl from Denmark who is quite passionate about travel. During our conversation, she shares why having an open mind can lead to unforgettable experiences, why it’s important to engage with others during travel, and how we can travel safely. Line's website: scandinavetraveler.com. Line's Instagram: @linerejmers. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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October 15, 2020
Ep. 20 | Elena Alessandra Lebedef - Experiencing Stories
In this episode I get to talk with a girl from Luxembourg who grew up in a true melting pot of cultures. From an early age, she realized the value of learning more about how other people view and experience the world. We had a great conversation as she shares some things she learned while growing up in a multicultural school, her favorite Greek foods and how they celebrate Easter, and why slowing down while traveling is so important. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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October 08, 2020
Ep. 19 | Johannes Stein - German Student Abroad
In this episode I get to talk with a German student who spent some time studying in Taiwan and is now studying in Iceland. I was excited to have Johannes on the podcast because his story is so unique. He’s never owned a car or held a driver’s license and he prefers to take a ferry rather than fly so he can truly experience every part of our amazing planet. During our conversation he shares a lot of stories about his travel experiences, as well as some interesting Taiwanese history which I hadn’t heard before. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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October 01, 2020
Ep. 18 | Helga Björk - Icelandic Pediatrician
In this episode I get to talk with a pediatrician who is currently living in Sweden. We talk about her medical training during which she went to Kenya to broaden her cultural views on global healthcare and learn how to care for people in different environments. She shares why the Westfjords of Iceland are so special to her and some of the things she used to do as a child while visiting there. She also talks about some of her experiences in Poland, Australia, Japan, and India. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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September 24, 2020
Ep. 17 | Jonathon Duman - Exploring Haiti and Forever Castle Hunting
In this episode I get to talk with my best friend and nursing buddy from America. He brings a unique perspective to travel from someone who grew up in the infamous part of the U.S. called “the south”. You’ll enjoy hearing our stories of adventure in Haiti as well as some of his favorite memories from touring Europe. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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September 17, 2020
Ep. 16 | Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík - Farm Life in Iceland
In this episode I get to talk with a girl who lives in Iceland and has spent many wonderful years on her family’s farm. We talk a lot about the farm and her experiences raising sheep, as well as discuss why réttir is so special to her. She currently runs an Instagram account under the handle, farmlifeiceland, where she posts a lot of content from her farming adventures. We also talk about some of her international travels, including a visit to an her great-uncle's orphanage in Togo. You can also learn more about it by visiting spes.is. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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September 10, 2020
Ep. 15 | Carmen Huter - Create More Than You Consume
In this episode I get to talk with a travel photographer who has spent the past several years traveling all over the planet and capturing some absolutely stunning photographs. I’ve always enjoyed seeing her content on Instagram as she really does a great job of connecting with her community of followers. She posts a ton of inspirational content and her motto is, create more than you consume. I was very excited to get her on the Travel Worth Living podcast and I know that you’re going to love listening to this episode. To learn more about Carmen and to see her available workshops, visit carmenhuter.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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September 03, 2020
Ep. 14 | Sigurrós Elddís - Icelandic Traveler
In this episode I get to talk with a girl from Iceland who has a very open perspective of our world because of the travels she has been on. During our conversation she talks about how her time as an exchange student in Germany really gave her a perspective that would change who she is today. She also tells some humorous travel stories from her adventures in Cuba during a whirlwind trip. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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August 27, 2020
Ep. 13 | Gabriela Maldonado von Arnim - Professional Soccer Athlete
In this episode I get to talk with a girl who grew up in Columbia, spent several years in the United States, and is now embarking on a new adventure in Iceland. Her passion for soccer has created most of her travel experiences and I’m excited to help share her story here on the podcast. She shares a lot of cultural nuances she has noticed between living in a developing country and living in the United States. She also talks about what it's like to train for soccer games and why she is so passionate about the sport. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Quincas Moreira - El Gavilan. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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August 20, 2020
Ep. 12 | Catie Munnings - World Rally Championship Driver
In this episode I get to talk with a World Rally Championship driver who formerly competed in the European Rally Championship. In 2016, she took home the FIA European Rally Championship Ladies' Trophy earning her widespread publicity. I love her passion for the sport and learned a LOT during our conversation. Catie loves traveling to new countries and experiencing the local culture during rally races. To learn more about her and to follow her journey, you can visit: www.catiemunnings.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jason Farnham - World Map. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder.
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August 13, 2020
Ep. 11 | Elín Inga Lárusdóttir - Icelandic Nurse
In this episode I get to talk with a nurse from Iceland who grew up on a farm in a remote part of the country. We talk about farm life, sheep herding, nursing, and travel in the Westfjords. You can follow along with her adventures by visiting @eliningal. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. Achaidh Cheide - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: incompetech.com.
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August 06, 2020
Ep. 10 | Mathis Blache - Arctic Surfer
In this episode I get to talk with a surfer dude in one of the most unlikely locations: Iceland. Originally from France, Mathis has traveled all over Europe and is now studying in the northwestern town of Ísafjörður. We talk about his passion for surfing in the frigid waters, his love of spontaneous travel, and what he enjoys most about the Westfjords. You can follow him on social media at @mathis_blache. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. RKVC - 8th World Wonder. Achaidh Cheide - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: incompetech.com.
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July 30, 2020
Ep. 9 | Elaina Ní Bhriain - Irish Freediving Record Holder
In this episode I get to talk with an Irish girl who has traveled extensively around the world.  She shares a lot of stories from her adventures while guiding cyclists, teaching English, studying abroad, and participating in freediving competitions. We talk a lot about the amazing sport of freediving as well as her passion for mermaid adventures. You're going to love our conversation! To find out more about Elaina, feel free to visit her sites www.ecowarriormermaid.org or nomadventura.com. You can also follow her on Instagram @nomadventura. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. Achaidh Cheide - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: incompetech.com.
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July 23, 2020
Ep. 8 | Laressa Farnsworth - Palawan Village Nurse
In this episode I get to talk with a missionary nurse in the highlands of the Palawan. She shares some of the cultural differences she's experienced between the local Filipino culture and the American culture that she's used to. She also tells some humorous stories from her work with the local villagers. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. VYEN - Eighty Miles. Jingle Punks - Timed Out.
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July 16, 2020
Ep. 7 | Joel Sutherland - Traveling Storyteller
In this episode I get to talk with my brother who grew up traveling with me. We don't really stick to a theme in this episode, but instead just tell a lot of travel stories which you are going to love hearing! If you want to hear more from Joel, you can check out his podcast at faithandhoperadio.com or connect with him at joelsutherland.net. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Jingle Punks - Timed Out. Achaidh Cheide - Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: incompetech.com
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July 09, 2020
Ep. 6 | Lorenz Weisse - Sharing Passion Through Photos
In this episode I get to talk with an Instagram influencer who always inspires me with his incredible nature photography. We dig into his creative process for posting pictures as well as discuss why social media, and Instagram in specific, has played an important role in modern travel. We also talk about his passion for music and why he believes travel is so essential. To listen to his music, be sure and visit him on Spotify. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
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July 02, 2020
Ep. 5 | Curtis Sutherland - Experiencing Korea
In this episode I get to talk with Curtis Sutherland, who also happens to be my dad. Right now he’s working as an Army chaplain in South Korea, providing spiritual support to the American troops but also helping them discover more of the Korean culture through local tours. Just as a word of caution, we dig into some war history that may not be suitable for young listeners and discuss some food items that may not be suitable for those with queasy stomachs. That being said however, there are so many great stories in this episode; we briefly cover some of the places we’ve lived over the years and then talk a lot about Korean history and culture. To learn more about my dad's tour company, visit his Instagram account @lovers_allies_and_friends or watch some video tours at www.youtube.com/channel/UCLcSuuLzSSLbYFbijU2AubA This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
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June 25, 2020
Ep. 4 | Stephen Allcock - Traveling Beyond a Holiday
In this episode I get to talk with Stephen Allcock. Stephen grew up in the UK but has had many traveling adventures which included spending time in America and Greece. He is full of so many incredible stories and I honestly had a fantastic time during our conversation. We really dig deep into the differences between travel and vacations and discuss some of the things we can do to engage local cultures better. As some places are still in quarantine and others are still opening up, Stephen shares how we can prepare for future travels even now. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
43:44
June 18, 2020
Ep. 3 | Scott Kabel - Regulating Imagination with Reality
In this episode I get to talk with someone who has done extensive traveling all over the world. We talk about his home state of New York, his time studying in Australia, some of the difficulties international students face, and we philosophize about culture and globalization with the impact it is having on society and travel. Also, be sure and check out his Scott Sauce at scott-sauce.myshopify.com. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony. Unknown - Daley's Reel.
43:37
June 11, 2020
Ep. 2 | Jasper Iturriaga - Traveling Filmmaker
In this episode I get to talk with a traveling filmmaker who spends his time making passion projects and taking incredible landscape photographs. We talk about how he captures some of the amazing shots he’s taken and he gives his best advice for aspiring travel filmmakers. You can check out some of his amazing photos on social media: @pstrjasper. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
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June 04, 2020
Ep. 1 | Lynette Allcock - Exploring the Third Culture
In this episode I get to talk with a third culture kid who is now living in the bustling city of London. During our conversation, we talk about her many moves while growing up, her experiences in Laos and America, and how being a third culture kid has impacted the way she views our world. During the podcast, we discuss a great book on the subject entitled "Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds". You can find it on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3beFeoM. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
47:53
May 28, 2020
Welcome to Travel Worth Living!
Welcome to Travel Worth Living! I want this to be a candid place where I have genuine conversations about travel with people who inspire me. I'm going to be talking with influencers, world travelers, and locals on the upcoming episodes, and I'm so excited to share these conversations with you.  I'd love to hear from you as well, so please get in touch on Instagram or Facebook, or on the web at TravelWorthLiving.com. This episode was made possible by Trippaly, an online tour site that fosters authentic cross-cultural connections. Be sure to check them out at Trippaly.com. Music credit: Vlad Gluschenko - A Shore Under The Pineapple Tree and Harmony.
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May 28, 2020