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Pushing the Boundaries of Travel in Celebration of the Human Experience.

Pushing the Boundaries of Travel in Celebration of the Human Experience.

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United States

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Pushing the Boundaries of Travel in Celebration of the Human Experience.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 29: The Sparkle of Humanity - > Hospitality

6/16/2021
Hospitality goes back to our primordial roots - welcoming strangers who brought news from the distant lands. Today it can seem like a lost art - a transaction rather the sparkle of humanity. In this episode we explore hospitality's roots but also go to where it is thriving today, in East Africa. Some say it's something you can't teach. If that is the case, those in the safari industry at the lodges, tented camps, resorts and hotels, are born with a great gift. As a traveler to Africa, you...

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 28: Internal Packing List Item #1 - Human Communication in Travel & Life

6/10/2021
We travel. We love life. We get up in the morning and walk outside. We go through our day in wondrous ways. When we pack out bags for a journey out into the world - whether it's to our job or on a great adventure beyond our borders, do we consider what non-material things we need to pack and bring along? Of course we don't want to forget our passport or our underwear but we also don't want to miss out on the richness that lies below the surface of the material world that we want to bring...

Duration:00:21:44

Episode 27: Having Fun & Mixing It Up with Bob Spoerl

6/1/2021
Have you ever got mugged but didn't know it? How about ending up in a Russian hospital and being told you might have to find a different way home to America other than how you got there? From a small abode in El Salvador to the birthplace of the Beatles, we have some fun and mix it up with our regular co-host Bob Spoerl about his travels and life lessons learned. Even Bob is surprised at how travel has almost unwittingly influenced everything from his work to his music. To shake it up even...

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 26: A Solo Flight Across the Landscape of Travel

5/26/2021
In this episode Greg flies solo for the first time and gives us an overview of where we are on our Metamo Travel Podcast journey now that we have passed 25 Episodes. We take a look at the concept of travel, with all of its twists and turns presented to us along the way. The episode gives us a forest above the trees look at why we travel and how it can add quality and perspective to our our lives. For good measure and to keep our bearings, a few stories are sprinkled in along the way. Buckle...

Duration:00:20:27

Episode 25: A long ride from Beni with 4 wives and plenty of surprises

5/20/2021
In our 25th Episode, Greg describes a "typical" ride on his journey across Africa which was full of surprises. We learn how to make a certain kind of traveler's stew, seasoned with a spattering of languages, thickened with a certain ingredient, and thrown against the wall until it sticks. We meet the wives of a certain and forgotten Zaïrois owner of a flatbed truck, experience light inside a glowing pumpkin, and come out the other side of night into a magical scene. Hold on to your seat (if...

Duration:00:27:02

Episode 24: Melodies you never delete in your mind, with WIldlife Guide and Birding Expert John Wanyokie

5/13/2021
John Wanyokie spent four years at the Nairobi National Museum but his mind and heart are in the forests of Kenya listening to the magical sounds or out guiding on safari in the bush. John shares with us today his passion for conservation, wildlife, and how birds affect his life. John discusses the importance of travel and how following his Mom to work one day when he wasn't supposed to opened up new pathways.

Duration:00:20:37

Episode 23: Instantaneous connections bursting with vibrancy & love in Nigeria with Jenna Adeleke

5/6/2021
Deep in a bustling and vibrant market in Nigeria, Jenna Adeleke shares a transformational moment in her life. In an instant, she knows just what she will do. The humanity, the energy, and the vibrant colors permeate her very being. Jenna would never be the same. The story really begins in America when she first meets and makes an instant connection with the love of her life, "Leke." In this episode, Jenna travels to Nigeria to meet her African family for the very first time. She is blown...

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 22: Probing the waters of transformational travel

4/29/2021
In this episode Bob and Greg probe the waters of the topic of transformational travel. At the heart transformational travel is the realization that the journey we are on is not so much an external journey but an internal one. One goes out into the world to explore and seek exciting experiences but transformation cuts both ways: the people you meet can be influenced by you as much (or more) than you are by them. Metamo's mission is to provide a more fulfilling way to travel and to transform...

Duration:00:19:52

Episode 21: A tiny spec on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater together with 30,000 large mammals

4/21/2021
Each wildlife safari has its own magic to it. You never see the same scene twice. In this episode Bob asks Greg to share an example of a memorable safari he has been on. They end up on safari on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, patiently watching lions hunt a notoriously ferocious beast known as the "widowmaker." Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It was once a massive volcano which may have been even bigger than Kilimanjaro. On the...

Duration:00:20:22

Episode 20: A Switch of Fate in Kuwait: a conversation with Maan Alyagout (Part 2)

4/14/2021
In this episode we continue our discussion with Maan Alyagout. Maan describes how he was able to escape from Kuwait during the invasion by Iraq in 1990 into Saudi Arabia. A great storyteller, Maan continues to describe his journey that led him from the deserts of Arabia to the redwood forests of Northern California. Using his wits and diplomatic savvy, Maan escapes with his life with dreams of returning to Humboldt County, where we speak with him today. Like this podcast? Follow us and...

Duration:00:23:09

Episode 19: A Shift of Fate in Kuwait - a conversation with Maan Alyagout: Part 1

4/8/2021
Our interview with Maan Alyagout takes us on a journey from the deserts of Kuwait, to the redwood forests of Humboldt County California, and back again. A great calamity befell the Kuwaiti people in 1990. The invasion of Kuwait ensues and Maan finds himself in the middle of the morass. Using his wits and diplomatic savvy, Maan escapes with his life with dreams of returning to the redwood forests of Humboldt County California - where we speak with him today. Like this podcast? Follow us and...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 18: How to Be a Digital Nomad: Debbie Arcangeles, Creator of The Offbeat Life

3/31/2021
Today, we have a very special guest. Debbie Archangels is the host of The Offbeat Life. A podcast where she interviews travelers who ditched their 9-5 to become remote entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Debbie is also the founder of Howtocreateapodcast.com, a podcast consulting agency where she helps serious podcasters gain authority and income through their show. Like this podcast? Follow us and leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or just about anywhere podcasts are found! Just...

Duration:00:38:23

Episode 17: Surreal animal sightings on safari: David and Ronah return to the podcast

3/23/2021
On this episode we welcome back two special guests, David and Ronah Saunders. David and Ronah share with us just a few of their favorite stories in the wild. Ronah describes coming across a den of baby hyenas (she really wanted to bring one back home!). David recounts one of their most exciting safari experiences in Maasai Mara where smart wildebeest calf runs directly to their safari vehicle attempting to avoid almost certain death from a coalition of cheetahs surrounding it. The tension...

Duration:00:19:20

Episode 16: Transcontinental motorcycle adventures with Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt: Part 2

3/16/2021
Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt push the boundaries of travel to the outermost limits. As they describe their wild adventures riding motorcycles from South America to California, across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, there seems to be no limit to how far these two friends and travel mates would go in the name of adventure. Our story picks up here as the two venture to all the way to Nairobi, Kenya. There, they meet someone who becomes a special friend (and who keeps an...

Duration:00:34:38

Episode 15: Transcontinental motorcycle adventures with Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt: Part 1

3/11/2021
Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt push the boundaries of travel to the outermost limits. As they describe their wild adventures riding motorcycles from South America to California, across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, there seems to be no limit to how far these two friends and travel mates would go in the name of adventure. Their stories ultimately take us deeper and deeper into remote Africa across deserts to a remote oasis near the Libyan border, through war-torn no-man-land...

Duration:00:20:31

Episode 14: A cultural misstep in a 700 year-old town full of dhows, donkeys, and delightful people

3/5/2021
When traveling off the beaten path it’s pretty easy to misread the most obvious. Sometimes we trip and fall down. Sometimes we just look foolish. And once in a while we learn something from it. Like this podcast? Subscribe and leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it. Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/ Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

Duration:00:10:24

Episode 13: A map on the back of an old napkin - a conversation with Joey Raspo, Danny Puccinelli, and Skid

2/25/2021
Up in the hills of California's Coastal Range late at night in 1984, Joey Raspo and Skid draw out a plan on the back of an old napkin to travel to Egypt and climb to the top of the pyramids. Danny Puccinelli joins the escapade at the last hour and the three friends end up on an epic adventure. Lost Italian relatives, sand storms on the Sinai, a Bedouin encampment, a sojourn in a cave, and a climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza await. This edited version of their odyssey changes the...

Duration:00:53:19

Episode 12: The ride from hell, a red apple, and clean white sheets

2/16/2021
In this episode, we pick up where we left off last week. Greg is 1,000 miles from the coast to complete his journey across the continent of Africa. His last ride ends up being perhaps the worst one yet and he enters a Zen-like state to get through it. He reaches Cameroon and spies something on a train so familiar yet so foreign at the same time. Greg finally knocks on the door of a French mission only to have to talk his way in using extremely limited French. Finally, he takes a six-hour...

Duration:00:17:55

Episode 11: Welcome to Bangui: A bribe, a screwdriver and a crazy Emperor

2/9/2021
We pick up where we left off on Greg’s epic journey across the continent of Africa. On this week’s episode, Greg discusses his time in the Central African Republic. He makes his way from Zongo to Bangui across the Ubgangi River (after having to bribe to get there). Then, he escapes a curious kid holding a long screwdriver who kept following him, and runs into a motorcade with the country’s infamous self-proclaimed former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa. All in search of a cholera shot to get back...

Duration:00:13:37

Episode 10: Escaping Hotel California to Dance Kwasa Kwasa

2/2/2021
Greg continues sharing his stories from his epic adventure across Africa. On this episode, he’s just left Bumba after recovering from malaria. He stays at a Hotel Californiaesque place in Lisala where he hears a knock on the door only to be surprised by a strange creature. Then, after sleeping on trucks, he makes his way to Zongo and enjoys the dancing, beer, and listening to kwasa kwasa. And then, the lights across the Ubangi River draw him in, but he needs to bribe his way to get there....

Duration:00:16:22