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The Postcard Academy aims to help you get the most out of every vacation, and inspire you to set off on the journey of a lifetime ✈️ Each week, this travel show features people who packed up everything to start a new adventure in another part of the world 🌎 You'll learn how they did it, and get insider travel recommendations on the best food, nightlife, and cultural experiences in the most interesting places around the globe 🍴 💃 You'll also discover travel hacks to find cheap flights and travel deals, and hear personal expat stories that offer guidance on how to live, work, volunteer, and travel abroad ✌️ Host Sarah Mikutel is an American who's spent the last 7 years traveling around Europe and living and working abroad in Italy and the U.K. 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇮🇹

The Postcard Academy aims to help you get the most out of every vacation, and inspire you to set off on the journey of a lifetime ✈️ Each week, this travel show features people who packed up everything to start a new adventure in another part of the world 🌎 You'll learn how they did it, and get insider travel recommendations on the best food, nightlife, and cultural experiences in the most interesting places around the globe 🍴 💃 You'll also discover travel hacks to find cheap flights and travel deals, and hear personal expat stories that offer guidance on how to live, work, volunteer, and travel abroad ✌️ Host Sarah Mikutel is an American who's spent the last 7 years traveling around Europe and living and working abroad in Italy and the U.K. 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇮🇹
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The Postcard Academy aims to help you get the most out of every vacation, and inspire you to set off on the journey of a lifetime ✈️ Each week, this travel show features people who packed up everything to start a new adventure in another part of the world 🌎 You'll learn how they did it, and get insider travel recommendations on the best food, nightlife, and cultural experiences in the most interesting places around the globe 🍴 💃 You'll also discover travel hacks to find cheap flights and travel deals, and hear personal expat stories that offer guidance on how to live, work, volunteer, and travel abroad ✌️ Host Sarah Mikutel is an American who's spent the last 7 years traveling around Europe and living and working abroad in Italy and the U.K. 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇮🇹

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Episodes

Barcelona: Your Ultimate Guide on What to Do and Where to Eat in the Capital of Catalonia

9/15/2018
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Barcelona has eight UNESCO sites, beaches, mountains, a beautiful historic center, tons of restaurants and boutiques, and art everywhere you look. In this episode, Polish expat Paulina Grzeszczyk, of Devour tours, shares her insider tips on the best this city has to offer. We’ll discuss where to find the best tapas, spectacular sunsets, shopping, museums, and more. Visit postcardacademy.co for photos and links. I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel. If you so desire, you can sign up for my...

Duration:01:02:35

How to Survive Long-Haul Flights When You’re Stuck in Economy

9/8/2018
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Flying messes with our mind, body, and spirit in all sorts of crazy ways. And if you’re stuck in economy for hours, it feels downright painful. On this episode, my friend, Kelly, and I talk through some of our top tips that made our recent 25-hour journey to Bali more comfortable. We'll also share what we've been up to in Bali so far (it involves good food, lots of massage, and working through our phobias). Visit postcardacademy.co for more on what we discuss. I’m your host, Sarah...

Duration:00:37:24

How to Find Cheap Flights & Travel Deals (Summer Replay)

9/1/2018
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On this encore episode, my friend and favorite full-time traveler, Cristal Dyer, shares her secrets to finding the cheapest flights and best travel deals. You’ll learn how to find and take advantage of error fares (and what this means); the best sites to find cheap airfare; where to book accommodation to rack up free nights; ideas to find local activities wherever you visit, and more. Cristal also shares some fantastic advice on what to look out for if you want to save money on traveling...

Duration:00:42:56

Growth Mindset: How to Change How You Think to Achieve Your Dreams

8/24/2018
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Did you ever really want to try something, but then not because you worried you’d look dumb? Most of us think like this! We’re plagued by what psychologist Carol Dweck calls a ‘fixed mindset.’ The great news is, we can change how we think, and, with a ‘growth mindset,’ get over our fears and finally start pursuing what we want in life. On this episode, I’m sharing Carol Dweck’s 2014 Ted Talk: The Power of Believing that You Can Improve. Carol’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of...

Duration:00:13:30

Amsterdam Travel Guide: What to Eat, Drink, See, and Smoke

8/17/2018
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Amsterdam is more than hookers and weed. In fact, only 10 percent of Dutch people say they smoke marijuana. Want a more authentic Netherlands experience? Follow the advice of Audrey Sykes, author of the Amsterdam edition of the Moon Travel Guides (Don’t worry, we’ll still tell you the best places to smoke weed). On this episode, we talk to Audrey about her life in Amsterdam and get all her best insider travel tips on where to eat and have fun, from coffee shops to cozy brown cafes....

Duration:00:54:52

Working Abroad: 6 Countries that are Great for Freelancers

8/10/2018
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Born in Bermuda, Lené Hypolite has lived in Venezuela, Canada, the U.S., Amsterdam, and is soon headed to Singapore and Tokyo. She loves the excitement of expat life, and also how its benefiting her career. On this episode, we talk about six countries where it’s a little bit easier visa-wise to live abroad, and how to find work there. Visit postcardacademy.co for photos and a list of the countries. I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel. If you so desire, you can sign up for my newsletter here....

Duration:00:47:10

Tuscan Wines, Cocktails, and Communist Bars

8/3/2018
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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy wine but are fairly uneducated about it and usually forget everything you learn at wine tastings. That’s OK. Today I’m talking with my friend Toni from Taste Florence and we are giving you a great wine list that has everything you need, whether you like red, white, or dessert wines. We explain what Super Tuscans are, I learn what barrique is. And we also share where to drink high-end cocktails at hipster places, as well as cheap gin and tonics at...

Duration:00:15:26

Is Expensive Olive Oil Worth It? How to Find the Best in Italy

7/27/2018
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“That olive oil costs how MUCH? Why would I spend $15 when I can spend $4?” You’ve likely said this to yourself at some point. So what’s the difference between expensive olive oil versus the cheap stuff? Does it really matter? Toni Mazzaglia, founder of the food tour company Taste Florence came on the Postcard Academy podcast to explain how to find the best olive oil, when you should use it, and when you definitely should not. (visit postcardacademy.co for your check list on how to identify...

Duration:00:24:13

Taste Florence: Where to Find the Best Food in the Heart of Tuscany

7/18/2018
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Toni Mazzaglia is an American expat who moved to Florence years ago. After seeing too many visitors fall prey to tourist traps, she started the food tour company Taste Florence to help us discover the city’s very best food, from fresh pasta to pecorino to wine…It’s seriously one of the best food tours I’ve ever been on. Traveling to Florence? You should really experience this for yourself, and Postcard Academy listeners can get 5% off with the code POSTCARD18. Visit postcardacademy.co for...

Duration:01:05:49

Skopje, Macedonia: What to See and Where to Eat in the Land of Coffee & Kitsch

7/3/2018
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Hi, from Macedonia! Today I’m chatting with my Airbnb host, Sofia Grozdanova, who’s become my Macedonian sister. I’m sharing her apartment in Skopje’s bohemian district and I feel so at home in her place and in this neighborhood. And her room is $12 a night. What?! If you’re new to Airbnb, take advantage of my friends and family discount. Sofia is from Skopje but she lived in New York for a few years, going to school and working. When she decided to come back to the Balkans, she was able...

Duration:00:57:39

Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and Meeting People on the Road

6/21/2018
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One of the best parts of solo travel is the people you meet on the road. Lannie Su saw via Instagram that we were both in Slovenia and asked if I wanted to meet up — of course! Last week, we talked about how she’s border surfing the Schengen zone and how you can, too. This week, we’re focused more on Ljubljana’s history and great food, and the delightful day trips you can take to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and Piran. Visit postcardacademy.co to learn more about Slovenia. I’m your host, Sarah...

Duration:00:20:47

How to Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days Without a Visa: Navigating the Schengen Area

6/17/2018
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Americans, Canadians, Australians, and citizens from quite a few other countries can legally stay in Europe as long as they want without needing a visa. How? By jumping in and out of the Schengen zone, which is made up of 26 member countries. In this episode, we dive deep into how to calculate your days so you’re never breaking any rules or are overstaying your 90 out of 180 continuous days anywhere. You’ll also find a break down of this info on postcardacademy.co This isn’t legal advice,...

Duration:00:30:17

Animal Sanctuary Volunteering in Belize and Other Travel Updates Swapped Between Nomadic Friends

6/3/2018
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My nomadic friend Cristal Dyer and I called each other to catch up on where we are in the world, and thought we’d let you listen in. You remember Cristal from the Oaxaca, Mexico, and Travel Deal episodes of the Postcard Academy. She shares her VERY hands-on experience volunteering at an animal sanctuary in Belize and will tell you how you can get involved in the program at the Belize Zoo. We also talk about her new expat life in Mexico. I’ll be talking about where I am now (Slovenia); my...

Duration:00:41:30

Queenstown, New Zealand: What to Eat, Do, and Drink in This Stunning Wine Region

5/25/2018
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Today we are talking to my friend Ting Zhang, a New Yorker who now lives in Queenstown, New Zealand — birthplace of bungee jumping and fantastic pinot noir. In a previous life, Ting had an awesome job as a global product lead at Google in New York City. On paper she had everything, but when she took a step back a few years ago, she realized what she really wanted to do was travel. So, she packed up everything and embarked on a world tour. She originally only planned on visiting Queenstown...

Duration:01:00:09

World War II & Cold War History: What to Know Before You Visit Berlin 🇩🇪

5/19/2018
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For decades, Germany has been reckoning with and atoning for its dark past. Museums, monuments, and educational programs teach tourists and locals about World War II and the nazis, and the Cold War and Berlin Wall. In last week’s ‘What to Eat and Where to Go’ Berlin episode, we touched on how important historical tourism is in Berlin, and, today, Chloe Dalrymple, a British expat and tour guide for Insider Tour, and I are diving deeper into World War II and the Cold War (visit...

Duration:00:41:51

Berlin Travel Guide 🇩🇪 What to Eat and Where to Go in Europe’s ‘Poor but Sexy’ City

5/6/2018
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Photographer, potter, and globe maker Chloe Dalrymple fits right in with Berlin’s creative scene. A native Brit, Chloe has lived in Berlin for three years and spends her days guiding visitors around her adopted city as a freelance tour guide, primarily with Insider Tour. There’s so much to talk about, so I’m breaking this episode up into two parts. Today, you’ll learn more about Chloe and get her insider trips on the best places to eat and hang out in the city. In part 2, we’ll dive more...

Duration:00:45:47

A Quick Hello, Plus Free Audio Tours Until May 31

4/28/2018
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Hi. I’m trapped in no-wifi land at the moment. Just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know that my favorite audio walking tour app — Detour — is offering free audio tours until May 31. I wrote a review of Detour a few months ago, which you can read here. Unfortunately, Detour has been purchased by Bose and the future of this great walking tour app is unclear. After May 31, the Detour app will stop working. Until then, have an awesome time exploring the world’s best cities with...

Duration:00:02:34

Volunteering Abroad: Should You Do It? And Other Ways to be a Responsible Traveler

4/20/2018
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Shannon O’Donnell, an American who’s been traveling the world since 2008, literally wrote The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook. Over the years, her website A Little Adrift has become one of the best resources for responsible tourism. NPR, National Geographic, the BBC, and other news outlets have covered Shannon, and her own writing and photography have appeared in BBC Travel, USA Today, Lonely Planet, and other places. Shannon launched A Little Adrift’s sister website Grassroots Volunteering...

Duration:00:49:26

#vanlife 🚌 Where to Go to the Bathroom and Other Van Life Tips and Essentials

4/13/2018
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Last year, The New Yorker ran an article titled #vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement: What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand. And it's true, if you look up #vanlife on Instagram, you’ll find nearly 3 million photos of perfect couples driving through the desert or drinking beer on top of their vehicle. But there are also tons of people choosing to live in vans or RVs or old bread trucks because they want a simpler life. Fewer things. More...

Duration:00:37:39

Epic Group Travel Experiences for Those Who Hate Group Travel ✈️ 🙌

4/5/2018
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Have you ever wanted to try solo travel, but you’re not quite ready? But the idea of group travel sounds too crowded and rushed? Dan Pierson founded the Bolt Collective, a travel community that could be just right for you. Dan’s bringing together kind-hearted, curiosity-filled people to help them access travel experiences that might be too expensive if they did them on their own. Think of the Bolt Collective as group travel for people who hate group travel. He’s already taken a diverse...

Duration:00:41:38