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Episode 31 - My Peace Corps Story with Tyler Lloyd

In this episode I talk with fellow Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and podcaster, Tyler Lloyd. Tyler grew up in a rural community in Kentucky. A place that didn't have very many world travelers. But his curiosity eventually led him to venture out into the world. And he made his way to Australia, where he lived for six months. Following his stint as an expatriate, he began looking for new opportunities to travel abroad. Eventually choosing the Peace Corps for his next adventure. And after a...


TBR 12 - Being "Normal" After An Adventure

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I talk about what it means to be normal. I've always found the term "normal" to be subject to individual interpretation. I explored this topic more in-depth in a post that I wrote a while back shortly after returning home from my second stint as an expatriate. Which was an entire year living in England as a grad student. And this post is titled, Being "Normal" After An adventure. To see more from All-Around Adventure, check us out on these social...


Episode 30 - Brothers Who Travel with Zach Guerrero

In this episode I have a very special guest joining me! For I speak with none other than my brother, Zach Guerrero. While I was serving in the Marine Corps, and eventually the Peace Corps. Zach set out on his own path of travel and adventure. Beginning with a move to Michigan's upper peninsula. A place with expansive forests and beautiful national parks like Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale. It was around this time when Zach was pursuing his degree in environmental engineering. During his...


TBR 11 - 7 Tips For Going Up To Angels Landing

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I read a post titled, 7 Tips For Going Up To Angels Landing. Now I absolutely love visiting national parks. If I had to choose between nature and cities, nature wins pretty much all of the time. Zion National Park in southern Utah is one of my favorites. I got to visit the place last year. During my visit I completed one of the most dangerous hikes in the country… Angels Landing. For this post I share some advice and things that I learned for...


Episode 29 - The Heart of Travel with Chelsea Glass

In this episode I chat with my friend Chelsea Glass, owner and operator of The Heart of Travel. Chelsea's story begins eight years ago at age 19. When she off on her first solo international travel experience to Guatemala. At the time she knew very little about Latin America and didn't know how to speak Spanish. Though one thing led to another and eventually she became fluent in the language, made valuable connections, and has come to call Guatemala home. With her passion for travel and...


TBR 10 - How To Choose Clothes to Travel More Safely

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I share a post that offers some helpful travel tips. In recent episodes I discussed travel safety quite a bit with several of my guests. Therefore, the post I read today will cover this very subject more in-depth with some practical applications. And that post is titled; How To Choose Clothes To Travel More Safely. I hope you all like it and find it insightful!


Episode 28 - True Authenticity with Steven Kuhn

In this episode I speak with Steven Kuhn. This was a conversation that I was really looking forward to, because upon connecting with Steven I noticed a couple of things that we shared in common. We're both U.S. military veterans, and we both earned our Master's degrees in the UK. Though he served in theArmy, whereas I served in the Marine Corps. Also he earned a Master of Business Administration degree, and I earned a Master of Arts in Field Archaeology. Though Steven's story goes much...


TBR 09 - Hidden Gem in Hiroshima, Japan- My First Time Eating Okonomiyaki

In this episode of The Blog Readings I share the very first post that I wrote once I started All-Around Adventure nearly two years ago. I was inspired to read this post because this week I did a theme on my Instagram profile. I showcased a series of photos from my first international travel experience to Japan. So the post that I share for this episode takes place during said trip. And it is titled; First Blog Post! – Hidden Gem in Hiroshima, Japan: My First Time Eating Okonomiyaki.


Episode 27 - Gaining Perspective with Trang Pham-Nguyen

My guest today is Trang Pham-Nguyen, creator and author of the travel blog Travel With Trang. This was a conversation that I was really looking forward to because Trang has lived abroad for a whole year in a place that is high up on my list of priorities… Australia. Along with being an expatriate in Australia, she has also spent a long time backpacking in and around Europe, as well as Asia. And so far she has a list of over 40 countries that she has been to. In this episode Trang tells us...


TBR 08 - 10 Rookie Travel Mistakes To Avoid

I've come to the realization that so far most of my episodes of The Blog Readings (TBR) have been more on the philosophical side. And I haven't talked very much about practical applications for travel. So for this TBR episode, I decided to share an earlier blog post that I wrote recently titled, 10 Rookie Travel Mistakes To Avoid. The mistakes listed in this post are ones that I've made myself or have observed other travelers make. And by knowing of them before you set off on your own...


Episode 26 - Mission Possible with Ash Dykes

Today I talk with Ash Dykes; British explorer, two-time world first record holder, and the author of Mission Possible: A Decade of Living Dangerously. In this episode Ash talks about some of his early travel experiences. Which include training and competing as a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand, as well as working as a scuba diving instructor around the same time. He also shares the incredible story of how he made it into the record books by completing two world firsts. He was the first...


TBR 07 - A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer

Someone had asked me recently, "What was a typical day like for you while living in a third world country?" This question referred to my time living in The Gambia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Well it just so happens that I once wrote a blog post that addressed this question, and this post is titled, A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer. So I thought I'd share it for this episode of The Blog Readings! One day while living in my Gambian village, I took notes of the events that...


Episode 25 - Travel Hacking 101 with Kamelia Britton

Today I chat with my friend and fellow travel blogger, Kamelia Britton. Kamelia is the founder and owner of The Hackerette. A travel blog created to inspire and to teach others to travel the world on a budget that's affordable. And she does this by sharing her stories and her tips on travel hacking. A skill that she's honed throughout her own travels, allowing her to visit multiple places at unbelievable prices. This was a conversation that I was really looking forward to because Kamelia...


TBR 06 - First World Privilege with Ray Benedetti and Matt Sams

Today I share an episode that I was recently interviewed for on the OutrageoU.S. Podcast with hosts Ray Benedetti and Matt Sams. In this one we talk about first world privilege and how we take so many things for granted in the U.S. I talk about my experiences while living in The Gambia as a Peace Corps volunteer and a lot of the challenges that I had to face. Many of which are things that most people probably don’t know. As I haven’t really talked about them very much before. But I decided...


Episode 24 - Shred America with Mike Kosciesza

In this episode I talk with skateboarder and documentary film-maker, Mike Kosciesza. This was a conversation that I was really looking forward to because Mike had this incredible, and quite unique, story to tell. Back in 2008, Mike teamed up with a few friends in Chicago and they hit the road to head towards New York City. Though they didn't use a car, or a bus, or a train, or any other form of motorized transportation. They decided to make the long journey on skateboards! At the time...


TBR 05 - Getting a Free Lunch in The Gambia

In this episode of The Blog Readings, I read one of my earliest posts, titled; Getting a Free Lunch in The Gambia. I was inspired to read this post after having a chance to reflect on my service as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia earlier this week. I was interviewed by Ray Benedetti and Matt Sams from the OutrageU.S. podcast. And during our talk they asked me about my experience for an upcoming episode that they will be releasing. Now I won’t spoil anything, but our conversation...


Episode 23 - The Wellness Journey with Paige Harker

My guest today is Paige Harker, a world traveler and avid beach enthusiast! She is also the creator of the travel blog, That Blonde Bikini Girl. A blog through which educates her readers on solo travel, how to travel on a budget, as well as how to stay fit and healthy while on the go. And the last one is what she and I discuss in this episode. For health and wellness is something that she’s very passionate and has made it a lifestyle. And not only has she found ways to make fitness both...


TBR 04 - The Best Self-Defense System For Travelers

For this 4th episode of The Blog Readings, I share a blog post that I wrote recently titled, The Best Self-Defense System for Travelers. I started writing more posts relating to travel safety after conversations with some of my friends. Most of whom liked the idea of traveling, though they were afraid to. They would hear about so many crazy and awful things that were happening around the world and they were concerned about their safety. This was something that I was also concerned about....


Episode 22 - Strengthen Your Connections with Ryan Michler

In this episode I had the honor to talk with Ryan Michler, the host and founder of the Order of Man podcast. Which is a show that is simply about becoming a better man. Helping men improve their relationships, their businesses, their health, and in other areas of life. All things that Ryan himself has worked to improve on. And a critical component to doing so was surrounding himself with the right people and building strong connections. Since starting Order of Man, he’s traveled...


TBR 03 - A Scary Tale From My Home

In this episode of The Blog Readings I share one of my personal favorites! I'm a big fan of scary stories, so I decided to share one of my own from when I was growing up. This post is simply titled, A Scary Tale From My Home. Now the timeline for this post is a little bit weird. I wrote this during Halloween of last year, but the story itself takes place during the winter months in my hometown in Michigan. Seeing that the snow has fallen pretty heavily here, I figured it was high time to...