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Episode 43 - Rewrite the Rules with Alex Starr

Today I'll be talking with Alex Starr, founder and host of the Rewrite the Rules podcast! Alex's tenure as a traveler began right here in the US. He grew up in northern California, and eventually found his way to Denver, Colorado to join AmeriCorps. Which led him to travel all over the country to help fulfill different projects. It was during this time when he learned the skills to become a Wildland Firefighter. Which is what he pursued upon completing his service in AmeriCorps. This took...


TBR 24 - Questions from Trang: Part 1

Not very long ago I opened up the floor on social media for my listeners to ask me questions that I could answer in a Q&A episode. My friend and previous guest Trang Pham-Nguyen, creator and author of Travel With Trang, really got into it and asked me a series of questions. 10 questions to be exact! Which was enough for me to fill two episodes of The Blog Readings (TBR). Today I'll be answering the first five questions that she asked: What regrets do you have? Or if you could go back, what...


Episode 42 - A Medic in Harm's Way with Dan Taylor

In this episode I speak with Dan Taylor, remote site medic, instructor, and world traveler with Frozen Medical. Dan's career as a medical professional began with search and rescue when he was in high school. He then transitioned into ambulance work while he was in college. After doing much work as an EMT, he decided that it was time for a change. He moved on to remote medicine, and found opportunities to provide patient care and instruction in other parts of the world. Some of which include;...


TBR 23 – A Journey a Decade in the Making

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I share the story of a recent trip that I should've taken a long time ago. This was a tough one for me to write and share with you all. But I definitely believe that you'll find it valuable, and I hope you all like it. Want to know more? Give the episode a listen. Thank you for listening! Don't forget to follow All-Around Adventure on these social media platforms: Instagram: Facebook:...


Episode 41 - The Traveling Traveler with Julia Kuhn

In this episode I talk with Julia Kuhn, creator and author of the travel blog The Traveling Traveler. Julia is also a Speech-Language Pathologist who works short-term contracts for her job. This has led her to live in many different parts of the United States, and has allowed her to travel to other parts of the world as well. Though getting to where she is now was not easy. Like any healthcare professional, she had to undergo intense academic studies. Which involved taken undergraduate and...


TBR 22 - Living a Life of Adventure: My Interview on Zero Xcuses

Recently I had the honor to connect with Kenyon Zitzka, host of the Zero Xcuses podcast. He recently joined me here on All-Around Adventure to talk about his time traveling in the U.S. Navy. We also discuss discipline and how to put the right systems in place to eliminate your excuses and work towards achieving what you want in your life. Though we also flipped the script and I was interviewed as a guest on his show as well. Where I shared some of my travel stories, as well as some tips to...


Episode 40 - Consistency Over Perfection with Mario Tomic

Today I speak with Mario Tomic; serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and world traveler. He is the Founder and CEO of Fitness Mastery, a coaching company that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and busy professionals get in the best shape of their lives. Mario's background in engineering, passion for fitness, and a deep understanding of psychology helped him developed the Fitness Mastery mentoring program into a unique step-by-step system for living a sustainable healthy lifestyle....


TBR 21 - Tip The Scale In Your Favor

Hurricane Michael recently blew through Florida's panhandle. Causing extensive damage and power outages and was overall a huge inconvenience. It also led me to postpone travel plans that I had. Though by using a certain mindset technique that I've learned, and reflecting on my experience while living in The Gambia. I was able to maintain a positive attitude through it all. In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I share what that technique is. And how you can implement it into your life...


Episode 39 - Twinning The World with Alfonso and Gonzalo Maestro

Today I speak with world travelers Alfonso and Gonzalo Maestro. This episode is a milestone for The All-Around Adventure Podcast! As this is the first time that I've welcomed two guests in a single episode. It also just so happens that my guests are twin brothers! Known throughout social media as The Traveler Twins. These two started traveling at a very young age. With Paris being the first place that they traveled to together. Since then they have covered a lot of ground, both together and...


TBR 20 - Why I'm No Longer Motivated

This episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) is going to be a little bit different. For this one I actually won't be reading one of my posts. Instead I'll be responding to a question that I got from one of my listeners when I opened the floor for a Q&A episode. And that question is: How have you kept your pace, stayed motivated, and kept hope to be where you are today? Tune in to hear my response and some of my strategies! Thank you for listening! Don't forget to follow All-Around Adventure on...


Episode 38 - Embrace The Van Life with Ryan Kilpatrick

My guest today is entrepreneur and shooter, Ryan Kilpatrick, also known as Embrace The Recoil on Instagram. I first met Ryan about a year ago when he and I took a concealed pistol course taught by Kawa Mawlayee. If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you might remember that Kawa was the first guest to appear on the podcast. During the course Ryan gave me some insight into this incredible journey that he once took. Where he spent months traversing around the United States in an...


TBR 19 - A Strong Family in Madianna, The Gambia

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I read one of my earlier blog posts. The story that I share in this post is one that I reflect on from time to time. Especially whenever I'm faced with a difficult situation. Because this story is about an unfortunate event that happened to my host family in The Gambia during my Peace Corps. Though despite what had happened, they remained strong. And their strength made me stronger as well. Listened to what happened in this awesome episode! Check...


Episode 37 - Zero Xcuses with Kenyon Zitzka

Today I speak with Kenyon Zitzka, Navy Veteran and host of the Zero Xcuses podcast. This was a conversation that I was looking forward to, as I always like to speak with fellow Veterans and here about their service. After two decades in the Navy, Kenyon has had the opportunity to sail all around the world. And has been to Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and much more. He has also grown tremendously as a person along the way. Now drawing near his retirement, he has shifted gears a...


TBR 18 - The Craziest Foods That I’ve Eaten (So Far)!

In a recent episode I spoke with Talek Nantes from Travels with Talek. In our conversation we talked about the different foods that we've tried around the world. I addressed this topic more in depth in a blog post that I wrote not too long along titled, The Craziest Foods That I've Eaten (So Far)! And this will be the post that I'll be reading today. I hope you're not eating anything while you listening to this! Check out the original blog post:...


Episode 36 - Kid on the Road with Amanda Johnson

Today I chat with Amanda Johnson, creator and author of the travel blog, Kid on the Road. The topic of family travel has not come up very much yet on the podcast. So I was looking forward to speaking with Amanda and hearing about her experience thus far. And I was intrigued to find out that where as many, if not most, couples will choose to travel less after having a child. Both her and her husband felt that it was time to travel more once they learned that they were expecting their son....


TBR 17 - How To Get Fit For Upcoming Travels

Fitness is a very important part of my life. Once I have it in check, everything else just seems to fall into place. And when it comes to travel, fitness makes the experience more fun and enjoyable. In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I share a post that covers ways how you can get fit for your own upcoming travels. I hope you all like it! Check out the blog post for this episode: Thank you for listening! Don't forget to follow...


Episode 35 - Immerse Yourself in Travel with Talek Nantes

In this episode I'm joined by Talek Nantes, creator and author of the travel blog Travels with Talek. Talek is the epitome of the phrase 'Born Traveler'. With her first travel experience occurring when her mother moved from Cuba to New York City while she was pregnant with her. Since then she has covered a lot of ground! As of the recording of this podcast episode, she has a list of 110 countries that she has visited thus far! Much of her travels have involved getting off the beaten path and...


TBR 16 - How To Find Adventure In Your Own Backyard

This episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) is for anyone who might be feeling the post-travel blues! The article that I read was one that I wrote out of necessity when I faced the blues myself after returning to the US from England. It contains some tips on how you can find adventure in your own backyard! And help hold you over until the next time that you're able to head out and travel. I hope you all enjoy it! Check out the original blog post:...


Episode 34 - Above and Below with Morgan Smith

In this episode I'm joined by my friend and colleague, Morgan Smith. Morgan is a very well-rounded adventurer who likes to engage in a variety of activities. He's climbed on many rock faces in Texas and Mexico. He's explored caves in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. And he's logged many hours as a scuba diver. Many of which include shipwrecks and deep technical dives. Morgan also just so happens to be an archaeologist! One that I've had the privilege to work alongside recently. Though he has...


TBR 15 - Handling Snakes in Marrakesh, Morocco

In this episode of The Blog Readings (TBR) I'm taking it back to my time in Morocco! Morocco is one of my favorite places that I've been to so far. I'm also an animal lover, and I had an interesting experience during my visit involving snakes. I wrote about this experience in a blog post that I wrote a while back titled Handling Snakes in Marrakesh, Morocco. And this will be the post that I read in today's episode! I hope you all like it! Thank you for listening! Don't forget to follow...