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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"

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English

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Episodes

International travel in the Covid era. An example of how to prepare. Rules & Regulations.

10/1/2021
To many, the thought of traveling anywhere these days is too problematic to even consider. Add to that, traveling overseas presents additional anxiety in the worry that you may not have the correct requirements fulfilled for your destination. This of course could be a problem after spending your hard earned money on a plane ticket and then getting turned away by immigration in a foreign country or even worse, being forced to undergo quarantine. I took on an itinerary recently that took me...

Duration:00:23:14

Tour Manager Evan Pierri chats about his escapades and incidences while on-the-road with musicians. Some wild stuff as you may expect.

7/25/2021
Many of us have heard about the wild escapades of some rock bands while on tour. You know who they are. I remember a few headlines from the 70's and 80's from prominent musicians who got themselves in various degrees of trouble. Most of us basically laughed it off without showing too much disdain for the culprits. Evan was not one of those musicians, but rather had the un-enviable job of keeping things together on the road while touring around Europe. He is also an event coordinator,...

Duration:00:46:18

Award winning travel blogger and travel photographer. Gary Arndt talks about his escapades to 130 countries and all 7 continents.

7/12/2021
Travel is basically Gary Arndt's life. After his travels to many places around the world, he does not have much time for anything else. Rarely will you meet a person like this, with so much insight and knowledge about the cultures and heritage of our world. I particularly enjoyed his experience in Namibia, a country which is on my "Bucket List". It is now on the top of that list, where the only thing stopping me getting on the plane is the current travel restrictions. Like me, Gary is...

Duration:00:46:46

Thinking about moving overseas for a few months? Emily Bron can recommend a few nations and help plan the move. It may be the trip of a lifetime - listen in and consider.

6/28/2021
In Emily's own words: "After years of living and working in 4 different countries, several immigrations and changes in my professional directions I realized that I would like to create a new life chapter full of passion, health, and purpose. I created International Lifestyle Consulting company, which is helping people to find the destination, create a personal plan, and customized solution for the best place for life, work, and retirement overseas based on customer budget, personal...

Duration:00:47:53

Ian Pilbeam's epic travel story about backpacking around the World for a year with his wife and two kids age 8 and 10

6/16/2021
When Ian first told me about this travel story, I honestly thought he was kidding. One thing is taking your kids on a vacation, but it's a whole different level of adventure and "bravery" if you wish, to embark on a round the World trip for a year to places you may not think were "kid compatible." Add to that, this feat was accomplished in 2008 and 2009, an era of economic downturn. Imagine quitting your secure job right before a recession to backpack around the world with an 8 and 10 year...

Duration:00:51:08

South African Leadership Coach Lois Wagner travels to Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Cuba and Haiti. You'll be surprised & amazed at her candid opinions. Listen in.

6/14/2021
Lois was a late starter when it came to traveling, but she has certainly made up for lost time. At age 54, she set out to visit many countries, 49 to date, but many of her destinations of choice are to locations most of us would never consider. They were mostly solo adventures but visiting nations such as Cuba, Haiti, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and India to name a few, begs the question of, "So why not go to the more popular and safer places such as Italy, UK, France, Spain, USA,...

Duration:00:38:14

Acclaimed Australian (and a touch of English) comedian Anthony Jeannott takes his humor on the road to Scotland, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Funny Stuff.

6/14/2021
Critically acclaimed stand-up who has sold out shows in Australia, Scotland, The UK and Sweden, he is known for a relaxed style of storytelling comedy with occasional flares of silly and love for switching between profound and profane in a moment. Originally from Australia, he has been based in London for the last 4 years. So picture this, an Aussie comedian with a touch of that dry English humor mixing with the locals in remote places of diverse cultures. It just cannot be incident...

Duration:00:44:32

Ran away from home at age 16 from Connecticut to California. Then hitchhiked across Canada. Brave lady Sharon Dukett tells the story and more.

6/10/2021
Sharon Dukett is an award-winning author who was previously a computer programmer, project manager, and deputy director in state government. Her life wasn't always perfect, even in her teenage years. At the grand old age of 16, Sharon and her sister ran away from home without telling her parents. She even talked her ex-boyfriend into driving them across the country to California. Talk about trying to get as far away as possible! It could have just been Massachusetts, but that would have...

Duration:00:44:10

Extreme Traveler with Expeditions of Endurance - Mike Laird goes to places where most would not dare to venture

6/6/2021
Mike Laird is a Travel Writer and a Film Maker but is also well known for taking on extreme challenges in some very remote places on the planet. His collection of achievements are many and pretty unique. Trekking solo to the Magnetic North Pole, cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in Great Britain, crossing Lake Baikal on foot and ski, Living in the Outer Hebrides for 13 months without communication, an attempt at swimming the English Channel, are just a few of his escapades. Mike and...

Duration:00:58:26

"You are where you go" - Caitlyn Lubas describes what she experienced from travels to 70 countries before age 22

6/4/2021
70 countries by the age of 22 seems somewhat like an impossible feat or maybe an addiction of sorts. Sounds a little like yours truly. You are where you go is a saying that makes sense to me. Wherever you go in the world, it somehow becomes a part of you, mainly because of the education it blesses you with. The memories are significant of course, whether pleasurable, disappointing, stressful or blissful. Caitlyn was mainly studying abroad and just having the opportunity to do that is...

Duration:00:59:51

Movement Speaker, Collaborator & host of Sexy Freedom Podcast. Helen Edwards talks about all things inspirational

5/29/2021
This is a very pleasant conversation with Helen Edwards, who came from a relatively unhappy position to the realization that life is precious and is now on top of the World. Turning setbacks into comebacks. “I was that woman who once felt ashamed for my dreams, fantasies, and desires until I realized this is my one and only conscious experience to feel and breathe life and everything that is included.” – Helen Edwards. As the host of Sexy Freedom Media Podcast, her topics of discussion...

Duration:00:39:15

Successful business ventures with partner Tony Robbins and now accomplished Travel Photographer. A fulfilling life with Mitch Russo.

5/8/2021
Business coach and consultant, creator of company start-ups, author and mentor to many, Mitch Russo today spends an increasing amount of time with his passion of travel photography. A business professional who has worked with Tony Robbins and other prominent entrepreneurs, he has created successful companies and helped others to succeed. It takes hard work to excel at what you do, as most of us know, but when you look at his photographic work, it makes you want to go camera shopping and...

Duration:00:42:38

Backpacking, motorbiking, hiking, musician and traveler: Pastimes of an Italian Ph.D. who speaks 7 languages. Federica Bressan talks about her escapades around the world.

4/19/2021
Add to that, sleeping in strangers cars and parking lots, losing her voice in Egypt, plus other raw adventures. Federica is a very cool lady whose adventurous spirit will make you shake your head and smile. Admittedly, she has done a few risque things that would not be considerations for the vast majority of the people on planet earth, but in all due respect she has gained a boatload of decent memories from her travels and learnt much along the way. She has published numerous international...

Duration:01:00:18

Sent flowers to Kim Jong-un while in North Korea, chased by pirates in the Congo, almost jailed in Libya - just everyday stuff! Living on the edge with Ian Collins

4/10/2021
Yep, this is "Living on the Edge" stuff. Ian is an Australian but currently living in London for this moment in time. He has lived on 5 continents, so chances are that he'll be going somewhere else quite soon. He is an International Safety and Performance Coach (for humans and organizations), which he explains in detail on this podcast episode. In one sentence, it is basically the science of systems-driven behavior and understanding of how and why people make mistakes. I always thought...

Duration:00:49:25

Colombia, Amsterdam, Stonehenge, Magic Mushrooms and more dubious stuff with Irishman Buck Mulligan

3/24/2021
Colombia, Amsterdam, Stonehenge, Magic Mushrooms and more dubious stuff with Irishman Buck Mulligan. Buck is also a teetotaler, which in the whole scheme of things seems rather eccentric or perplexing, but that is just my candid opinion. Author of the book "Adventures on Drugs" which tells the story of visiting 6 countries to take the 6 drugs that they are associated with seems a little embarrassing for those nations in question, maybe. However, after listening to Buck, any hint of...

Duration:00:36:50

Volunteer work in 3 unimaginable areas of World poverty - Lisa Szkatulski ventures into places of destitution to support the locals.

3/15/2021
After listening to Lisa for 45 minutes, you'll come to the realization of how fortunate we are. She travels to Anand on the west coast of India, the City of God adjacent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and La Chureca on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua. Why, you may ask? Because she wanted to. Not only do these places exhibit extreme poverty, but they also present an element of risk and danger. She has just released a new book called Faithful Nomad that has an intriguing subtitle of "Seven...

Duration:00:49:28

My Need for Seclusion - The Mongolian Wilderness

3/14/2021
Unsurpassed scenery, large birds of prey, nomads, camping, remoteness, temples, peacefulness, isolation are just a few of the words to describe the Mongolian Wilderness. My trip took me from North-Eastern Thailand via Bangkok to Beijing, China, where I stayed in a Transit Hotel for a few hours before the 1+ hour flight to Ulan Bator in Mongolia. After staying in the city for a couple of days, I ventured into the wilderness, including Terelj National Park. The excellent Selena Travel Group...

Duration:00:43:49

The perfect Englishman's job, maybe - Co-Host of Travel Talks UK and Sky Sports Producer Alex Emery chats about work and travel aspirations.

3/13/2021
I read Alex's profile and thought, "these types of jobs weren't around when I was growing up." That's just me being jealous. Anyway, in this conversation, we talk about traveling for work and future travel when all of this Covid mess is behind us. Apart from being a Producer for Sky Sports in the UK, he travels for work. He even got to tour France for Euro 2016. Add to that, meeting and working with famous football players, such as Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, Portugal's Christiano Ronaldo,...

Duration:00:30:10

Traveling the World with Purpose and Impact with Geoff DeVito from GDSynergy - Communication. Education. Cooperation.

2/15/2021
Geoff Devito has been consulting in the travel, tourism, and hospitality business for many years, however, in a capacity that you would never expect. His goal is to help make the travel experience to foreign lands meaningful and educational. He basically thinks a lot like me, which is the need to travel for a purpose, not just for enjoyment. Of course it is great to just lounge on a beach somewhere or visit a historical building in a major city such as London or Paris, for example, but...

Duration:00:50:03

Two Hours in Myanmar - well, sort of....

2/14/2021
Myanmar is never too far from making news headlines. It is a country that has endured much turmoil in its history, especially during World War II. More recently there was the UN reports for human right violations under military rule, but in 2010, a civilian government was installed, and then shortly afterwards it was approachable in my humble opinion. On the good side, it is a country of priceless treasures. 2014 came about. After careful planning, I took the trip. This came to a grinding...

Duration:00:16:38