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Ep 28. Jess and Maureen: Long Lost Ireland

12/20/2018
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Sixteen-year-old Jess and her mom, Maureen, had their differences, but there was one thing that brought them together: their Irish heritage. In this episode, Jess and Maureen tell us about their magical trip to Ireland and the unlikely series of events that completely changed their lives. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:34:44

Ep 27. Jonathan Vaughters' Path to Pro

6/28/2018
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EF Pro Cycling's Jonathan Vaughters was just 19 years old when his dream of becoming a pro cyclist came true, but it didn’t happen the way he thought it would. Instead of racing internationally on an American team, Jonathan (or JV for short) was offered a spot on a Spanish team. In this episode, JV tells us how he took a leap into the unknown to follow his dream, and how the personal and professional challenges he faced abroad made him into the person he is today. Subscribe today to catch...

Duration:00:28:31

Ep 26. Izzy: The Wanderlust Gene

12/19/2017
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Izzy and her father loved to travel. With him, travel was magical and the world was full of wonders around every corner. Then, her magical world came to a screeching halt again and again...and again. In this episode, we'll hear Izzy's story about a father, a daughter and the wanderlust that binds them. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:26:55

Ep 25. Nayeli: Micro Change

12/12/2017
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Nayeli has always been frustrated by the unfairness around her. She studied hard, and in college, powered by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, she came up with an idea she thought could change the world. But when she went to test it out in a refugee settlement in Zambia, her ideas were put to the test in ways she never expected. In this episode, Nayeli learns that change goes beyond the classroom, and how even little moments can have a major impact. Subscribe today to catch all of our...

Duration:00:26:18

Ep 24. Joe: Record Time

12/5/2017
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Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy is an ultrarunner, which means he regularly runs long distances greater than a marathon. In the summer of [year], he went to tackle his biggest challenge yet: running the entire Appalachian Trail. He didn’t just want to run it, though. He wanted to beat every known record set for running the trail—even supported records—alone. In this episode, we’ll hear about Joe’s epic journey and how a whole lot of planning and perseverance can prove that nothing is...

Duration:00:39:48

Ep 23. Steph and Leanne: To Dubrovnik or Bust

11/28/2017
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Steph and Leanne spent weeks planning their vacation. Their attention to detail was admirable: They had color-coded itineraries, excel sheets teaming with price comparisons and folders full of possible lodgings. Everything seemed nearly perfect. Then, everything went wrong. In this episode, we’ll hear how Steph and Leanne learned that travel doesn't always go according to plan but the journey can be just as rewarding as the destination. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF...

Duration:00:38:33

Ep 22. New Zealand, New Rose

11/21/2017
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As a kid, Rose couldn’t wait to grow up. She wanted independence and adventure. She wanted to explore the world. As a child of immigrants, however, she felt obliged to honor her parents’ hard work and sacrifices by staying in America. Then one day, she decided to try something new: she left. In this episode, we’ll hear how Rose took a giant leap to start her own adventure and to find her true self. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep 21. Anthony Bourdain's Love Letter To Vietnam

11/14/2017
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Anthony Bourdain is a world-famous traveler, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, travel was nothing more than a fantasy until his 40s. Then he went to Vietnam. In this episode, Anthony will tell us how his first trip to Vietnam gave him an insatiable curiosity about the world—and how it ultimately stole his heart.

Duration:00:25:39

Ep 20. Cleo: Rwanda, Reconciliation, and Reemergence

9/26/2017
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Cleo thought she had an understanding of our world and the people in it—until she studied abroad and all her preconceived notions were turned upside down. In this episode, Cleo tells us how her trip to Rwanda changed her to her core; it impacted her view of the world, humanity and herself. She emerged from her travel experience with a far greater sense of empathy and a more open-minded view of the world. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn...

Duration:00:47:01

Ep 19. Iceland Through Laura's Lens

9/12/2017
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What started with a quirky little tourism video turned into a two-week family vacation to Iceland, and eventually, a brave new career. In this episode, photographer Laura Austin tells us how photographing Iceland gave her the confidence to open up new opportunities for herself and pursue what she loves. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:22:01

Ep 18. Jamie: The Mountains and the Sea

9/5/2017
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Jamie was in Ohio dealing with a quarter-life crisis and the loss of her grandfather. When she read about being an au pair, she knew she had to jump at the opportunity. In this episode, Jamie tells us how the ocean breeze and mountains of Spain brought her solace at a time when everything felt impossible. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:25:01

Ep 17. Meg: Growing Up Worldly

8/29/2017
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Meg is an American who grew up everywhere but the U.S. She’s seen war, political unrest and violence. But it was her move to America that truly changed her. In this episode, we’ll hear what it’s like to live all around the world, and then finally go “home.” Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:23:23

Ep 16. Jason: One Step at a Time

8/22/2017
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Jason was living in St. Louis and feeling lost. He lost his marriage, his career, his sense of purpose; Jason just wasn’t Jason anymore. And then he got a teaching job in China. In this episode, Jason tells us how taking one big step away from everything he knew was the key to finding his path and rediscovering himself. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:30:35

Ep 15. Tanya (Pt. 2): A Night at the Dead Zone

6/6/2017
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After college, Tanya put her Arabic studies on the back burner. Until one night in Germany when she found herself in the middle of the dead zone, translating refugees' stories to a group of educators--an experience that eventually cycled back to her roots in middle America. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:29:42

Ep 14. Tanya (Pt.1): From Farmlands to Desert Dunes

5/30/2017
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After getting sidelined by a sports injury at 15, Tanya felt stuck and uncertain about her future. So when she read an article about studying abroad, she knew she had to do it. What she didn’t know was that her time abroad as a teenager was just the beginning of a lifetime of change. In this episode, we’ll hear how a nearly split-second decision to travel to Italy as a 15 year old eventually led Tanya to the Middle East, where she learned about true tolerance and the nature of change...

Duration:00:28:44

Ep 13. Jack: What Happened in Bangkok

5/23/2017
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Jack was working in China and dreaming of a life in politics. But when his plans came to a halt, he wasn’t quite sure what to do next. Luckily, he had a vacation already planned out. In this episode, we’ll hear how a serendipitous stop at a Bangkok museum changed Jack's life, and how exploring alone was the key to discovering his passion. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:26:47

Ep 12. Spanish Genesis

5/16/2017
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Genesis never dreamed of being able to travel the world but as she saw more and more of her peers studying abroad, she realized she could open up the same opportunities for herself. In this episode, we’ll follow Genesis on a path of self-discovery that almost never was. With help from GoFundMe ®, Genesis was able to travel to Spain where she found her true self. After that, her life would never be the same. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to...

Duration:00:23:30

Ep 11. Inna: A Life Without Borders

5/9/2017
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Inna dreamed of leaving Ukraine. But it was never as simple as grabbing her passport and just going. In this episode, we’ll hear how Inna persisted and expanded her borders to France and beyond, even when the odds were stacked against her. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:32:09

Ep 10. Sarah Across America: On the Road to Yes

5/2/2017
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Sarah was feeling stuck and lonely in Los Angeles. So, she decided to just drive. In this episode, we’ll follow Sarah through a 16-day road trip from LA to New Hampshire. From National Parks to Texan bars and big cities to little country shops, Sarah dances and camps her way across America--and realizes the power of just going for it. Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:24:32

Ep 9. Colin: Thirst For A New Perspective

4/25/2017
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Colin knew he needed a new perspective on the world, so he bought an around-the-world ticket. On one of his adventures, he ran out of water while hiking a mountain—and that’s when he started to understand what's actually important. When he returned home, he didn’t know what to do with all his “stuff.” Subscribe today to catch all of our awe-inspiring EF Outbound stories. And to learn more about exploring the world with EF, visit ef.com. Follow...

Duration:00:30:02