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After traveling on business for 30 years, what was I going to do after I sold my company in 2013? Answer: Travel more, but to the off-the-beaten-track and obscure places on planet Earth. After visiting almost 100 countries and living in 5 countries, I officially became a Travel Addict. Today, I am contracted by various Cruise Lines to perform enrichment and educational lectures to passengers on various journeys around the World. A podcast or two will be published from time to time when I am back in my office and of course it will be about travel. Oh, almost forgot. I write travel books - factual and quirky. Check me out at malcolmjteasdale.com.All my guests have an inspiring story to tell. Tune in and be amazed. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport"

After traveling on business for 30 years, what was I going to do after I sold my company in 2013? Answer: Travel more, but to the off-the-beaten-track and obscure places on planet Earth. After visiting almost 100 countries and living in 5 countries, I officially became a Travel Addict. Today, I am contracted by various Cruise Lines to perform enrichment and educational lectures to passengers on various journeys around the World. A podcast or two will be published from time to time when I am back in my office and of course it will be about travel. Oh, almost forgot. I write travel books - factual and quirky. Check me out at malcolmjteasdale.com.All my guests have an inspiring story to tell. Tune in and be amazed. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport"

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United States

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After traveling on business for 30 years, what was I going to do after I sold my company in 2013? Answer: Travel more, but to the off-the-beaten-track and obscure places on planet Earth. After visiting almost 100 countries and living in 5 countries, I officially became a Travel Addict. Today, I am contracted by various Cruise Lines to perform enrichment and educational lectures to passengers on various journeys around the World. A podcast or two will be published from time to time when I am back in my office and of course it will be about travel. Oh, almost forgot. I write travel books - factual and quirky. Check me out at malcolmjteasdale.com.All my guests have an inspiring story to tell. Tune in and be amazed. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport"

Language:

English

Contact:

4042138022


Episodes

Vegan Travel. Yes, there is such thing. Listen to expert Brighde Reed talk about great places in the World to visit if your a vegan.

6/29/2022
Brighde Reed was raised in the UK, moved to Australia, and has also lived in 6 other countries. She spent a decade in tourism before heading into education before heading back to tourism where she now has a business along with her partner. They are based in beautiful Squamish, BC, in Canada. Personally, I have considered trying to become a vegetarian or vegan myself. I tend to think it has plenty of health benefits. However, Brighde will explain everything. Some (maybe) interesting things...

Duration:00:43:07

GOOD DAY VIETNAM. Thinking about going there? If so, then you must contact Kerry Newsome for an expert's advice. After which you'll be booking your tickets.

6/20/2022
Kerry Newsome has a travel and marketing background and has been traveling back and forth to Vietnam from Australia for the last 14 years. She has a genuine love of the country and the people and enjoys sharing traveler stories and insights with anyone who is interested. She loves to travel and experience new cultures and has become a Travel expert for westerners interested in traveling to Vietnam. Personally, I have been to Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and Nha Trang, all of which are great...

Duration:00:39:13

American expat Chris Seferyn talks about why he permanently lives overseas and will convince you to consider it. Lots of options out there.

5/21/2022
Chris Seferyn grew up in Philly and spent 20 years mostly in the Midwest (Kansas City, MO + New Orleans) building, owning and managing 16 of his own restaurants bars and nightclubs. He has also been a co-manager for a seminal alternative band (Skinny Puppy) and ran their music publishing company. A life long entrepreneur, he is now permanently international, currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico. So the big question is, "Can you live a better version of your current life...

Duration:00:55:11

Fellow Travel Addict and ex-pat of 6 countries, Jonathan DeLise talks about his teaching escapades overseas.

5/17/2022
Like yours truly, Jonathan has traveled to 100+ countries, and has been an expat in a few (Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Mexico to some degree). Suffice to say, he speaks a few different languages He taught ESL abroad, commonly know as English as a Second Language. Personally, I wish this type of opportunity was around when I was growing up in jolly old England. As you can imagine , he experienced some bizarre encounters, for better or worse, while...

Duration:00:35:57

Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman - UNFILTERED

5/9/2022
It had to happen. With a few edited chapters and one addition, the contents appear to be more relevant today in our troubled World than ever before. Russia, China, airline chaos, respectfulness of foreign cultures, communication between countries around the world, to name a few. The big question is, "WHY?" At least 3 chapters, the decision to be brutally honest about the real reason I was in these places are now brought to light. Explanation: The original version steered away from the...

Duration:00:26:03

An Expat to Expat discussion about emigrating abroad. Why is there an increasing amount of people doing this? David McNeill of Expat Empire shares his expertise.

4/10/2022
As the founder of Expat Empire, David McNeill is focused on inspiring people to move abroad and helping them do it. In addition to producing online courses, books, podcasts, blog posts, meetup events, and more, Expat Empire offers consulting services to give everyone the opportunity to achieve their international dreams. David started Expat Empire because he has a genuine passion for living abroad. He left the United States in 2014 and has since lived in Tokyo, Berlin, and Porto Portugal...

Duration:00:43:22

From the Corporate World to Entrepreneurship. Author, podcaster, speaker & mentor, Gavin Sequeira educates & empowers people to turn their dreams into reality.

4/10/2022
Gavin Sequeira is the Founder and Managing Director of "Break Free From Corporate" Having enjoyed a successful corporate career reaching senior management positions at tech giants IBM and Oracle, Gavin successfully transitioned to running his own businesses. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Sydney. He also has an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Gavin has...

Duration:00:39:37

From the great city of Zurich, Switzerland, the inspirational "Queen of Joy" describes how she uplifts people into a happy place in life

4/8/2022
Ronja Sakata is a Life and Business Coach, Food Engineer and Queen of Joy. Since launching in 2013, Ronja treats clients to a secret world of joy and energy. With her zest for life and passion to change the world, Ronja has a unique talent for inspiring and educating all those around her, so their business and personal lives may thrive each and every day with ease and grace. Ronja is fluent in Japanese and has an overwhelming passion for Japan after an internship there in 2001. She...

Duration:00:43:05

The Smart Travelista (aka Linda King) from Australia shares her knowledge about the travel industry.

3/19/2022
Working as a Banker and a Travel Agent made a good combination for Linda King. She is now an expert on advising people how to save money by traveling. Travel well without the cost is a good motto. This also applies to International travel, where many people just assume that it has to be more expensive to take a trip out of the country rather than stay in a hotel or rent a home on the beach close to home. In addition, there are many ways to earn "points" on airlines and hotel programs, but...

Duration:00:46:27

Hear why Karen Gershowitz left home at age 17 and then moved onto bigger and greater things in life.

3/5/2022
Since leaving home for Europe alone at age seventeen, Karen has traveled to more than ninety countries. By profession she is a meeting facilitator and marketing researcher who has conducted thousands of interviews and focus groups. Those skills have helped her to deeply connect with people around the world. Every day she writes a 100-word essay about some aspect of travel and posts it to a large following on Facebook. She has endless stories about both business and personal travel, many...

Duration:00:38:50

From 3 years hitchhiking around the world to creating a "natural food for medicine" company. Hear Scott Ohlgren's story.

2/26/2022
What do you do when you don't enjoy school or college? Get out of town. Start hitchhiking. Pick up jobs wherever you can. Work for free. Sleep on a beach. It sounds a bit crazy, but I don't think Scott will look back on his life and have any regrets. Listen to his story about leaving home at an early age to discover more about America and elsewhere in the world. Obviously an educational experience in one sense, but courageous and maybe reckless in another. These days, he runs the...

Duration:01:00:56

Relaxation, Adventure, Beauty and Rich Culture in Luang Prabang in Laos - my recent visit

2/22/2022
After visiting Vientiane in Laos a few years before for an enjoyable experience, it was time to take a trip to Luang Prabang, where the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers meet. Historically, it was the Royal Capital of the country until 1975 and it's know for many Buddhist temples. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995 for its well preserve architecture. I found the place to be very enjoyable and it gave me a feeling of being "off-the-beaten-path". Walking or biking, there is much to...

Duration:00:12:20

One of my new favorite places, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Listen to my brief trip report and you might start thinking about booking flights

2/15/2022
Let's get the history out of the way. The country became independent from Yugoslavia in 1992. Ljubljana, Slovenia may be unknown to many people, but if you have been there, you will know that it is a very enjoyable place to visit for a few days, especially the Old Town. Aside from the city's "hard to pronounce" name, it is full of pleasant surprises. Spotlessly clean, very safe, welcoming, and lots of character are good assets. Personally, I felt quite chilled out there. Enjoy St....

Duration:00:09:07

The founder of State of Unity, Cara Tolzman, talks about her travel company that helps people travel with purpose and live with adventure. Also a successful climber of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

2/15/2022
Cara Tolzman is the founder and SEO of State of Unity, a group travel company that allow adventure-seekers to form new friendships, positively impact communities, and become stronger versions of themselves. She has many cool stories of personal connections across cultural and language barriers, not to mention the incredible impact they have made with NGOs around the world! Beyond the travels is her incredible journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Every experience is designed around 3 main...

Duration:00:33:55

Managing a business from a Canal Boat and a Sailing Boat. Jo Caruana describes how she successfully accomplishes this seemingly difficult task.

2/13/2022
Jo Caruana is enjoying the working life from a canal boat on the English Canals and a sailing boat in the Mediterranean Sea. A Digital Nomad of sorts but a little different than normal. This is her business, with staff and customers from around the world. Using todays technology, she is able to enjoy her favorite pastime while successfully managing her business AND at the same time traveling to many delightful places. Anyone jealous yet? Listen in and you will be inspired. You might even...

Duration:00:38:13

Jeremiah Gilbert is an award-winning photographer and travel writer who has explored over a 100 countries. Pictures to show and stories to tell.

1/29/2022
Jeremiah Gilbert is an award-winning photographer and travel writer based out of Southern California. His travels have taken him to over a hundred countries and territories around the globe. His photography has been published internationally, in both digital and print publications, and has been exhibited worldwide, including in Leica’s LFI Gallery. His hope is to inspire those who see his work to look more carefully at the world around them in order to discover beauty in unusual and...

Duration:00:41:02

Born in Myanmar, hear Lya Badgley's story about living in this country and her work at the Museum of Genocide in Cambodia helping to bring war criminals to justice.

1/25/2022
A fulfilling life it has been for Lya Badgley. It is not often you meet someone who was born in Yangon, Myanmar. Listen to her experience living in this country which has historically never been too far away from headline news. You will be very surprised. In addition, she spent a year working at the Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia performing admirable work in an effort to bring war criminals to justice. As a previous visitor to the Killing Fields just outside of Cambodia's...

Duration:00:38:34

The Gusty Winds of Change - Looking back at my time in Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union

1/22/2022
Sometimes you just have to look back at your life and relive an experience. With Ukraine and Russia recently being in the news, my Moscow experience back in 1991 vividly came back to me. A few of us might remember the time when the Soviet Union collapsed and Mikhail Gorbachev's reign came to an end. Now it is Russia that includes the great city of Moscow. I was in Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union's existence in December, 1991, which was an unbelievable time in our World's...

Duration:00:35:17

The Science of Parking Lots

12/6/2021
Maybe there is an underlying science in the management of parking lots to make them efficient and profitable. The reason this became "a thing" with me is due to an experience I encountered at Atlanta Airport, the World's busiest. This episode of stupidity is documented in my book "Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman - Unfiltered". I am pretty sure many of you have experienced something similar or bizarre as this, but based on the fact that I tried my best to be efficient and...

Duration:00:22:11

The long-awaited release of the audio book - Religion, Spirituality and the way of life in the Himalayas

11/26/2021
My epic journey to the Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tibet. Breathtaking scenery, rich culture, historic religious buildings and a sense of something rather spiritual, made for an unforgettable adventure. Find it here. Audible.com: Religion, Spirituality, and the Way of Life in the Himalayas by Malcolm Teasdale | Audiobook | Audible.com Amazon.com: Amazon.com: Religion, Spirituality, and the Way of Life in the Himalayas: Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar (Audible Audio...

Duration:00:04:39