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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. "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. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport"

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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. "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

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

The Minimalist Entrepreneur. Words of wisdom from Jermane Cheathem

2/12/2021
Based just outside Singapore, one of my favorite places on the planet, is where I found Jermaine Cheathem, an entrepreneur with his own set of rules that achieves a satisfying lifestyle for himself. We all want to be happy and contented in life, but sometimes when the pressure of work is so intense, there is little time to just chill out and do more recreational activities. Many entrepreneurs become successful, and the more they do, the more they want to do. It is almost like confidence in...

Duration:00:30:23

A brief visit to St. Petersburg, Russia - a city of greatness

2/7/2021
My first visit to Russia was back in 1990 to Moscow during the final days of the Soviet Union's existence and of course the end of communism. That episode is documented in the "Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman - Unfiltered" book in the chapter "The Gusty Winds of Change." My trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, although brief, was for pleasure reasons, as opposed to my working trip to Moscow all those years ago. In spite of government web site warnings and the closure of the U.S....

Duration:00:26:08

How NOT to travel the World. First hand experiences by Australian Bing Fraser.

1/31/2021
There's nothing like starting out with a bang on your very first podcast hosting gig. Joining me was Bing Fraser from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder. He has some candid advice on how NOT to travel around the world, by actual experiences of being arrested, losing his front teeth, a case of schizophrenia, being robbed a few times, and cracking his skull open. Realistically he should be dead, but survived to tell the stories. For those of us who have traveled to various...

Duration:00:43:22

How I innocently ended up in the world’s wildest city – Pattaya, Thailand

12/24/2020
Patttaya diehards will look at this title and say BS and to be honest my explanation for being there is somewhat lame. My aim was to scuba dive around the islands of nearby Koh Khrok and Koh Larn. Not the best diving in the world, but decent enough to tempt me away from a 2-3 day layover in Bangkok. The diving never happened because of a sinus infection, likely from the international flight into BKK Airport. Yep, the old "sinus infection excuse" but I did have to go to the hospital to get...

Duration:00:21:09

Bats, Frog Fish and Nature's Wonders in Palawan

11/27/2020
Palawan is mostly always included in the top 10 of World's Best Islands by the premier travel magazines. From the stunning landscape and beaches of El Nido in the north to the natural and unspoiled beauty further south, it is worth a few days of your time. Even the typical Filipino will have this island of their country on the "Bucket List." I stayed in Puerto Princesa, the main city, to be close to great scuba diving and one of the Natural Wonders of the World, The Underground River. Two...

Duration:00:27:29

A trip to the magical Taj Mahal - A wonder of the World

11/12/2020
Since I was on official business in India, I extended my stay for the very worthwhile trip to one of the wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal. Located in Agra, about a 4 hour drive from the chaotic city of Delhi, I booked an excursion. To keep my sanity, I would never drive in and around Delhi for any amount of $. The Taj Mahal is a magical place with unique architecture made from white marble. As the sun rises and sets, the light spawns off the colors of the rainbow. Commissioned by Shah...

Duration:00:16:49

Over indulgence in The City of Angels - Angeles City, Philippines

10/4/2020
I went there twice, so you may ask the question of why? Actually, I don't have a believable answer other than it was a 2 day layover in Manila. It is not for the faint of heart, intolerant, or easily offended type of people. Although the city has an extensive history including American occupancy, it is today a haven for the partying crowd and the odd inquisitive type of individual such as myself. The famous "Over the Top" ABC Hotel (Angeles Beach Club) beckoned me, so I was led into...

Duration:00:28:24

Which is the World's greatest country? Some food for thought

9/24/2020
Which is the World's greatest country? An intriguing question isn't it. Living in the USA, you may have heard the statement from friends, relatives and politicians, "We are the greatest country in the World." People in other countries may say the same thing about their land. I am an inquisitive type of person, so I have replied to that statement a few times with the question of, "So why are we the greatest country in the World?" The response is typically either silence or something that...

Duration:00:27:22

Like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul - Yangon, Myanmar

9/13/2020
I went there twice, but the first time they would not let me in. Managed to get on the last flight out of town. One year later was the second attempt, however successful this time. A poor country with riches beyond belief. Shwedagon and Botataung Pagodas are both priceless and breathtaking in appearance. Areas of British colonialism such as Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Strand Hotel made me think I was back in the old country for a moment. In fact, there are pockets of Brits still living...

Duration:00:34:13

A Brit doing business in Argentina - mishaps, fun & edginess

9/10/2020
There is nothing quite like visiting Latin America to conduct business. However me, the Brit, visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina maybe classed as biting off more than being able to chew. Remember history - the Falklands War in 1982, the World Cup of 1966, Maradona's "Hand of God" goal in 1986. There were a few incidents that could rear their ugly head. Formal meetings, attending a local soccer game between rivals, cow glands for lunch, massive steaks, dog walking in bulk, an economic...

Duration:00:22:38

A Little Closer to Shangri-La. My epic journey to Lhasa, Tibet

9/4/2020
A long awaited Bucket List item was finally fulfilled. A long trip via Shanghai (incl. a ride on the world's fastest train) and Chengdu (incl. a trip to the Panda Rehabilitation Center) in China. Tibetan culture is unlike any other in the World. Going back in time to a region that is steeped in religion and spirituality with iconic temples and palaces is an truly epic adventure. Potala Palace, The Dalai Lama's residence before the uprising in 1959 was worth the trip by itself, but there is...

Duration:00:31:16