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Celebrating 4 Years of The World Wanderers!

8/9/2018
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On August 6, 2014 we released the very first episode of The World Wanderers podcast, and this past Monday marked our 4th anniversary... or as Amanda more affectionately likes to say, The World Wanderers 4th birthday! So, we decided to do a special episode to celebrate podcasting for 4 years! On this episode, we reminisce about how we got started with the podcast, and how the show has evolved as we have over the last 4 years. We share some of our favorite interviews, moments we would...

Duration:00:51:24

San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara & Ajijic

7/26/2018
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This week on the podcast we are continuing to share about our winter in Mexico! After visiting Merida, we took a trip to San Miguel de Allende for Christmas. Soon after that, we went to Guadalajara and Ajijic to visit Jake and Michelle from Retired Toddlers. In this episode, we share what San Miguel, Guadalajara and Ajijic are like, the pros and cons of each, what we did in each place, some of our highlights, as well as our thoughts on going back. We talk about why we wouldn't go to San...

Duration:00:34:58

Traveling Africa & Living Abroad with Chantal Patton from Growing up Without Borders

7/12/2018
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Chantal Patton, her husband, and their 3 girls set out on a 5 week trip to Europe that has lasted 5 years! Since leaving their home in Canada, they have based themselves in Switzerland and traveled to over 90 countries around the world while working remotely and homeschooling their kids. Their most recent trip took them throughout Africa and they traveled through countries like Mozambique, Samaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, and many more. On this episode of the podcast, Chantal...

Duration:00:55:35

Merida, Mexico ft. Food Fun Travel, Foodie Flashpacker & Travel Lemming

6/28/2018
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This week on the podcast we are continuing to share our Mexican adventures! The first weekend trip we took in Mexico was to visit friends in Merida, Mexico. Prior to being in Mexico, we had never even heard of Merida, and we were pleasantly surprised when we visited. Merida is in the Yucatan state of Mexico, and it's know for it's cute historic center, amazing food, and cenotes! We had 3 days to explore Merida, and on this episode we share what our experience was like in Merida. We also...

Duration:00:41:37

Living in Mexico City

6/14/2018
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This week on the podcast we are talking about Mexico City! We spent the last 7.5 months living in Mexico City and loved it. When people have been to Mexico City, they get it, but for others, they seem confused why we would choose to live there. Mexico City is easily one of the coolest cities in the world though, and quickly skyrocketed to the top of our lists for favorite cities we've been to! On this episode, we talk about why we decided to base ourselves in Mexico City, how we went...

Duration:01:11:08

Falling in Love with Morocco & Starting a Business with Tessa Pinner from Broaden Goods

5/31/2018
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This week on the podcast we are joined by Tessa Pinner from Broaden Goods. Tessa has been traveling since she was young, and although she’s always loved to travel, she never expected to start a travel-inspired business. On a trip to Morocco 3 years ago, Tessa and her husband fell so in love with Fez that they decided that they wanted to bring products from Fez back to the United States. Their love of the people, culture, and products sparked the idea for what is now Broaden Goods. On...

Duration:00:54:07

Tour Guiding and Travel Overload with Andy Steves of Weekend Student Adventures

5/17/2018
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Andy Steves grew up following his dad Rick Steves on his travel related work trips, spending two to four weeks a year in Europe while his dad updated guidebooks, created TV shows, and led tours. Initially pursuing a college degree in Industrial Design, Andy decided to shift his career focus towards travel based on his experiences during a trip he took to Europe after graduating high school, and realizing there was a niche for shorter term city tours for students studying abroad and on a...

Duration:00:46:49

Travel and Online Business with Meg and Tom of Food, Fun, Travel

5/3/2018
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Meg and Tom of Food, Fun, Travel met while working on a cruise ship after graduating from university. After Tom moved to Australia to be with Meg and the two tried the traditional 9 to 5 career path, they both decided it wasn't for them and that they wanted to travel full time and support themselves with an online travel business. Taking off for Asia with savings to carry them through for eighteen months and after the early success of an ebook, Meg and Tom poured themselves into building...

Duration:01:02:48

Our Trip to Panama!

4/19/2018
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We decided to take advantage of the recent need to do a visa run and visit Central America, a part of the world that had always caught our attention but we hadn't yet made it to. Within Central America, we were drawn to Panama as we had heard great reviews and wanted to scope it out as a potential place to live in the future. After arriving in Panama City, we went straight to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Bocas del Toro, a popular backpacker destination. We managed to stay away...

Duration:00:39:08

How to Visit Iceland: Tips and Tricks from Yvette & James

4/5/2018
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Yvette and James recently spent ten days in beautiful Iceland during the winter, and were able to take in some fabulous sites and experience some of the traditional culture. Initially drawn to Iceland as a travel destination because of photos on social media, they decided to visit during the cold winter months after an earlier plan to visit during the summer was cancelled, and made the most of planning their trip using travel blogs and reaching out to AirBnb hosts after popular travel...

Duration:00:43:55

2 Kids, Yoga, and a Camper Van: On the Road with the Nomad Yoga Family

3/22/2018
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On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Josh and Jenna of the Nomad Yoga Family to discuss being on the road, traveling with kids and the Digital Nomad life. After traveling separately during and after university and deciding that having a family wasn't going to affect their love of travel and adventure, Josh and Jenna decided they wanted a different lifestyle to the one they were living in Canada. Rather than stemming from unhappiness in their stable lifestyle, their desire to...

Duration:00:49:54

Creating a Tour Company Tim & Topher from Unbounded Adventures

3/8/2018
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On this episode of the podcast, we're joined by Tim & Topher from Unbounded Adventures, a travel company seeking to lead people in unique and educational travel trips around the world. Tim's first travel experience was an outdoor survival school, and after being an urban planner for a number of years, he decided to quit that job to become a travel director. For Topher, he started backpacking at the age of 20 and has continued to travel and work abroad since then. He has been an arborist...

Duration:00:56:02

Travel Gear & Entrepreneurship with Karyna McLaren from Kosan Travel

2/22/2018
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This week on the podcast, we are joined by Karyna McLaren from Kosan Travel. Karyna shares how she first fell in love with travel as a child, and how she continued to travel as an adult. After spending 2 years studying in Australia and backpacking through SE Asia, Karyna was completely hooked on backpacking. Growing up with parents who owned their own business, Karyna had always been inspired to be an entrepreneur herself. She had always been interested in fashion, but it wasn't until a...

Duration:00:44:05

TWW on the Good People Effect Podcast

2/15/2018
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This week we’ve turned the tables and sit down to be interviewed by Michael Barticel on the “The Good People Effect” Podcast! Michael is planning to move to South America in the next few months, like us feels that he wasn’t built for the traditional corporate career path, and is excited to see what’s out there waiting for him. He asks us some great travel and Digital Nomad related questions that make us reach back to the days we started out traveling after graduating university, and we...

Duration:01:20:21

Maintaining Entrepreneurial Flexibility with Azma and Daniela from Adzenture

2/8/2018
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This week we continue our travel entrepreneurship series as we sit down with Daniela and Azma from Adzenture Retreats. They run a travel business that integrates yoga and adventures by working with yoga teachers to plan and host yoga retreats around the world. Azma and Daniela were both inspired to start their travel business after realizing they wanted to leave the corporate world, desired more from their careers and that they both had a love of travel in common. The girls decided to...

Duration:00:59:33

Day to Day as a Long-term Traveler with Shalini Kulkarni

2/1/2018
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This week we catch up with our intern Shalini Kulkarni, who has been on the road backpacking in South America since July of 2017. Shalini knew she wanted to do a longer term trip since graduating university, and decided the time was right when she finished paying off her student loan after working for a few years. Paring down an initially ambitious travel plan, Shalini landed in Cartagena and has been having a great time learning the travel ropes (and Spanish!) and getting comfortable in...

Duration:01:01:07

Capturing Moments and Giving Back with Jen Loong of Wandersnap

1/25/2018
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Jen Loong is the creator of the Wandersnap, an online service that allows people in a location to connect with local photographers for everyday and event photos. She traveled a lot with her family growing up, which helped fuel her love for travel and led her to accepting a job in Shanghai soon after she graduated from university. After some initial culture shock, Jen grew to love her new home and made it a priority to visit as much of China and Asia as she could. After working for a few...

Duration:00:50:43

Travel Careers and Couriers: A Conversation with Jared Schwitzke of Airmule

1/21/2018
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Happy 2018! We're starting the new year with a travel entrepreneurship series, and this week we sat down with Jared Schwitzke who is the marketing manager of Airmule. It's a great travel startup that allows passengers traveling between the US and China to make some money on their flight by "selling" their available baggage allowance. In addition to how the service works and how to sign up, we talk to Jared about the logistics of how passengers pick up and drop off their cargo, and how the...

Duration:00:37:50

2017 Year in Review

12/14/2017
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On this episode of the podcast, we're wrapping up 2017! We kick off this episode by reviewing where we went over the last year. We started the year off in Myanmar, and then traveled through Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the US and now Mexico. We share highlights and lowlights from the last year, highlights from the podcast, as well as lessons that we have learned throughout 2017. We conclude this episode with plans for 2018 and sharing what's ahead for us in...

Duration:00:32:35

Being Away From Home During the Holidays

12/7/2017
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Ho ho ho happy holidays! It's that time of year again, and on this episode of the podcast, we're talking about being away from home during the holiday season! Christmas and the holidays are often a time where people either choose to go home or postpone a trip because they feel like they need to go home or because they have pressure from family and friends. We used to always prioritize going home for Christmas, but this year will be our 4th year away from home and we have found some amazing...

Duration:00:33:21