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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

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...

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

Stockholm Travel Guide: What to Eat and Where to Go in Sweden’s Capital City

3/28/2018
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This year’s World Happiness Report just came out and once again, all the Scandinavian countries are at the top of the list. The one I haven’t been to yet is Sweden, so today I am speaking with Eric Wall, an American artist living in Stockholm, to get his advice on the best things to see and do in Sweden’s capital city. Stockholm is actually made up of 14 islands, and Gamla Stan, its old town, is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval historic centers. Eric and I talk all about the...

Duration:01:12:50

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World and Other Free Accommodation Travel Tips

3/20/2018
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Travel expert Jema Patterson from halftheclothes.com discusses how to house-sit around the world and other free accommodation travel tips on this week’s episode of the Postcard Academy. We break down the best and worst house-sitting sites, how to write a profile that will get homeowners to choose you, and other important information you need to get into house-sitting. Even if you find the idea of living in someone else’s house insane, hopefully you’ll still get some educational value...

Duration:01:03:15

Mexican Food Lovers’ Paradise: Oaxaca 🌮

3/12/2018
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Mole, memelas, and mezcal — oh my! If you enjoy Mexican food, you will fall madly in love with Oaxaca, Mexico. In this episode of the Postcard Academy podcast, my favorite travel expert, Cristal Dyer, and I eat our way through one of the world’s best gastronomic regions. You’ll learn where to find the best food and drink in Oaxaca’s capital city, and how to entertain yourself during a four- or five-day stay in this gloriously sunny and colorful UNESCO World Heritage Site. We also talk...

Duration:00:38:21

Colombia Guide: Traveling to Bogota, Cartagena, and Beyond

2/9/2018
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There’s a reason Colombia is at the top of so many ‘must-see’ travel lists this year. Forget about Pablo Escobar. This beautiful — and affordable — Latin American country has moved on. Get ready for some beautiful colonial villages, Caribbean coast, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In this episode, American expat Andrew Dier, who’s also author of some of the most popular books on visiting Colombia, chats to us about the villages we should see, the empanadas we should eat…everything we...

Duration:00:45:09

Living Abroad: How to Have a Better Life for Half the Price

1/30/2018
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There’s one question that American listeners of this show keep asking: How can I live abroad? It often feels like you’re stuck at home if you’re not from the EU or a Commonwealth country. But there’s hope! You have options to live abroad that don’t involve marrying some random. In this episode, I talk to Tim Leffel, a travel writer and author of A Better Life for Half the Price. We get into specific options that are open to you, how to test out a country before committing, the...

Duration:00:44:57

Romania Guide: Traveling to Bucharest, Transylvania, and Beyond

1/20/2018
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How much do you know about Romania? If you’re like most people, the answer is almost nothing. On this episode, Debbie Stowe enlightens us about this former Communist country filled with castles, cobblestones, and Dracula impersonators. Debbie is a native Londoner who’s been living in Romania since 2002. She wrote the Culture Smart Essential Guide to Romania and several other books, and pens expat articles and reviews for Bucharest’s Business Review. We talk about where to find the best...

Duration:01:05:56

New Month, New City: Why Bridesmaid for Hire Jen Glantz and BF Adam Kossoff Call a New Place Home Every 30 Days

1/12/2018
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Author Jen Glantz — you may know her as the world’s first Bridesmaid for Hire — and her boyfriend Adam Kossoff don’t always know where they’re headed, but they know it will be a different city every 30 days. A few months ago, they gave up their New York City apartments to become digital nomads who would spend every month experiencing life in a different American city. We pack a lot into this episode, including dealing with getting laid off, starting over, building a location...

Duration:00:40:30

New York Guide: Advice for Women in the 1930s Versus Today

1/4/2018
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In the last episode, we talked about how the Great Depression had positives for many women. Because of the financial crisis, people were putting off marriage and single women were going to work, and living and traveling independently for the first time. They needed advice, and 1930s author Marjorie Hillis became their celebrated guru to the single girl. In this episode, I continue my conversation with Joanna Scutts, who just published a book on Marjorie’s life titled: “The Extra...

Duration:00:16:52

New York’s First Celebrity Single Girl (Hint: It’s Not Carrie Bradshaw)

12/28/2017
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Before the TV series Girls or Sex and the City, Marjorie Hillis was America’s favorite bachelorette. But she wasn’t fretting about finding ‘the one.’ She was teaching women how to stand on their own two feet and enjoy their independence — and this was in the 1930s. An editor at Vogue, Marjorie enjoyed living by herself, living by her own rules, and she wrote several guidebooks, including How to Live Alone and Like It, for women joining the workforce during the Depression. Present-day...

Duration:00:34:31

From Grape Picker to Winery Wonder Woman 🍷💪 An Interview with Amelia Ceja

12/19/2017
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When flames were scorching the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine regions in October, vineyard owner Amelia Ceja was speaking up for the California farm workers she saw picking grapes in the smoke. Amelia is the first Mexican-American woman ever elected president of a winery, and she was once a farm worker herself. Amelia immigrated to America in 1967. Her father had come a few years earlier as part of an agreement between the United States and Mexico, which sent millions of laborers north of...

Duration:00:40:27

Slovenia Guide: Traveling to Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Beyond

12/7/2017
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Have you ever seen a photo so beautiful, you thought, “I’m going here.” I feel that way about Lake Bled in Slovenia, which is one of the six former socialist republics of Yugoslavia. This summer I traveled through a few of those other countries: Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Montegro, but I ran out of time to see Slovenia. Now I’m kicking myself because, increasingly, stunning photos of this hidden gem are cropping up everywhere. That’s it. In 2018, I’m making a trip happen! So I called...

Duration:00:57:37

What to Eat in Istanbul and Beyond

11/30/2017
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After last week’s conversation with Artful Baker author Cenk Sönmezsoy, I wanted to dive a little deeper into Turkish food, so I contacted Robyn Eckhart, author of the new book: Istanbul and Beyond, named one of this fall’s top 10 cookbooks by Publisher’s Weekly. Robyn writes about food and travel in Asia and Europe for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Lonely Planet, and other publications. She also publishes the award-winning food blog EatingAsia with her husband, photographer...

Duration:00:48:04

Turkish Delight: An Interview with Artful Baker Author Cenk Sönmezsoy

11/23/2017
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Happy Thanksgiving to all the American listeners! If you haven’t made dessert yet, check out The Artful Baker, the most luscious baking book you’ll ever feast your eyes on. In today’s episode, I talk to its author, Cenk Sönmezsoy, an award-winning blogger, photographer, and food stylist based in İstanbul. We chat about the success of his 11-year-old food blog, Cafe Fernando; why he’s obsessed with the Golden Girls; Dolce & Gabbana requesting a brownie recipe; travel inspirations; foods...

Duration:00:36:07

Hipster London: An Interview with Emoji Expert Jeremy Burge 😎

11/16/2017
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We’re exploring hipster London with Jeremy Burge. Since moving to London from Australia a few years ago, Jeremy has turned a side-project creating an emoji dictionary into a full-time career. Today, Emojipedia gets about 25 million visits a month 🎉 Jeremy’s part of the secret squad that makes the rules about which emojis are available to us. We have a fun conversation about the evolution of emojis, and World Emoji Day 📅, which he invented (this year the Empire State Building’s lights...

Duration:00:48:19

Paris Guide: Where to Shop, Eat, and Drink with Lindsey Tramuta

11/7/2017
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Bestselling author and Paris resident Lindsey Tramuta says that for a time, Paris had become prisoner to its own grand history. While chefs and artists in other countries innovated, Paris rested on its laurels, serving up mediocre food and experiences to tourists seeking a cliche. In this episode of the Postcard Academy, I talk to Lindsey about her book, ‘The New Paris.’ 🇫🇷 Lindsey’s book champions the creative class that’s rejecting complacency. Inspired by the creativity they see in...

Duration:00:45:01

What to Eat in Rome & Where to Find the Best Food

10/31/2017
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When in Rome, of course you need to order pasta and pizza. But there’s also street food and a blossoming cocktail culture to try. Food and drink expert Katie Parla, a Jersey girl based in Rome, provides a fascinating crash course on the history of Roman cuisine in her cookbook Tasting Rome (her friend Mario Batali wrote the foreword). On this episode, Katie explains Rome’s rich culinary history, and shares insider advice on what to eat in Rome, as well as where to find the best...

Duration:00:43:48

How to Find the Cheapest Flights and Travel Deals

10/24/2017
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At 18, Cristal Dyer left Australia on her first solo trip, venturing to South America where she volunteered for a year. Since then, she's become a full-time traveler. She shared her secrets to finding the cheapest flights and other travel deals with the Postcard Academy. In this episode, you’ll learn how to find and take advantage of error fares (and what these mistake fares actually are); the best sites to find cheap airfare; where to book accommodation to rack up free nights; ideas to...

Duration:00:43:44

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