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How to Create While You Travel

You can gain a lot of value by creating content or a project for yourself to pursue while traveling, and can often end up learning a lot about yourself along the way. Combined with wanting to keep her friends and family up to date on her whereabouts and activities during our trip to South America, Amanda decided to use her love of writing to start a travel blog, and journaling during this trip helped Ryan engage with deeper thoughts, like ideas for projects he would enjoy pursuing in the...

Duration: 00:31:37

How to Find Community When You Travel

One of the occasional downsides of long term travel is that you can sometimes feel that you lose your sense of community. On our first few trips we didn't necessarily get this feeling as we were expecting to return to our community base at home. We enjoyed regularly meeting new people in hostels, but there were a few times where we missed our friends and remembered how nice it was to consistently be around the same group of people. When we returned home, our realization of the importance of...

Duration: 00:38:55

Montreal & Toronto

On this episode of the podcast we're off to Montreal & Toronto! If you've listened to a lot of episodes of the podcast, you would know that we very rarely travel our home country of Canada, so when we had the opportunity to go to Montreal & Toronto, we were very excited about it! We spent our first 3 days of the trip in Montreal, and we take you with us as we explore downtown Montreal, the Old Town, and up Mont Royal. This episode also includes a conversation from our local friend,...

Duration: 00:36:01

Choosing a Travel Style that Makes You Happy

On last week's episode, we talked with our good friends, Steve and Julia Patterson, where they shared how they figured out their travel style while on their first backpacking trip, and it inspired us to dig deeper into this topic. You often see and hear on the media about how you should go backpacking and how you should want to quite your job to travel the world (heck, we've said it!), and while we've found that experience hugely beneficial to our lives, we've also discovered that that's...

Duration: 00:33:02

Knowing Your Travel Style and When to Come Home with Steve and Julia Patterson

This week we sat down with our friends Steve and Julia who featured on our episode about Japan. They've recently returned from traveling on and off for the last year and a half, and learned a lot along the way! Starting with a trip to Europe where they were quickly moving from one city to the next and struggling to find a balance between their remote work and traveling, they decided to return home sooner than expected for Julia's health. Once they discovered that the cold exacerbated her...

Duration: 00:43:51

Living Nowhere - Conversations About a Nomadic Lifestyle

When talking to people who aren't familiar with a nomadic lifestyle, it can sometimes be tricky to convey the Digital Nomadism as a career path where you can work as many hours (if not more!) than the average 9 to 5er based out of a single place. Sometimes family and friends expect you to settle down eventually, and can react a little strangely to the news that you plan to continue traveling long-term as a lifestyle choice. They may also get envious fantasizing about the "glamorous" life...

Duration: 00:25:30

You Don't Need a Long Term Plan to Make a Big Life Change

Whether it's a big trip or a new business idea, it can be difficult to take the decision to make a big change in life. The potential reaction from family and friends and uncertainty in what lies ahead can give us a lot to think about, and our fears can often keep us from taking the leap. We experienced these feelings when making the decision to quit our jobs and take a long term trip through South America in 2013. We were afraid of what a gap in our resume might mean for our careers when...

Duration: 00:37:29

Good Eats on the Road with Foodie Flashpacker, Nathan Aguilera

Originally from Oklahoma City, USA, Nathan Aguilera - aka "Foodie Flashpacker" - was inspired to plan a long term trip after meeting backpackers at a hostel during a humanitarian work trip to Kenya. On arriving home, Nathan began to plan his long term adventure and what started out as a plan for 6 months has evolved into him currently being on the road for more than 3.5 years! On the anniversary of his second year away, Nathan decided to capitalize on his love of food and started his...

Duration: 00:51:00

8 Months in Asia and Coming Home to Canada

We left for our adventure to Asia on October 3, 2016, and traveled to more than 10 countries over eight months! Whether it was enjoying sunsets on the harbour, eating convenience store Onigiri, or coworking in Bali, we tried to make the most of each stop along the way, and made some unforgettable memories along the way. We returned home to Canada on June 1, 2017, and have been enjoying the transition back to a routine in the country we both grew up in. That said, we are looking forward to...

Duration: 00:47:31

A Week Exploring Seoul & Visiting the DMZ ft. Brock Groombridge

Our last stop on our Asian adventure was the South Korean capital of Seoul, where we spent one week. The city exceeded our expectations with its cool neighbourhoods, delicious food, and beautiful scenery and architecture! We started our visit staying in the Dongdaemun neighbourhood from where we visited the Seoul Tower and Seoul Fortress Wall, and appreciated the quiet seclusion you can get right in the city by visiting the mountains. We took in some more cool neighbourhoods including...

Duration: 00:42:57

Shaping Your Ideal Life through Travel: A Conversation with Lauren Rudick

Lauren Rudick took off on a long term backpacking trip after graduating university as an escape, but found that the trip gave her fantastic insight into the kinds of things she wanted in life moving forward! She had completed her yoga teacher training during an earlier visit to Mexico, and after learning about a variety of yoga career opportunities beyond teaching at a conference she attended while teaching English in China, decided she wanted to pursue a career in the industry. On facing...

Duration: 00:58:47

From Cleveland to Costa Rica and Beyond: Talking Travel with Joe Baur

Joe Baur is a travel filmmaker, podcaster and author who realized his love for travel during a college trip to Thailand and India. After moving to Cleveland to work in the fitness industry after graduation, Joe made a shift to travel writing as part of a trip to Northern Ontario and eventually decided he wanted a lifestyle which would allow frequent changes to his surroundings. Joe moved with his wife to Costa Rica, where his unique experiences and observations inspired him to write an...

Duration: 01:01:41

Our Trip to Taiwan

We traveled to Taiwan to refocus on work after some leisure travel in Japan, and visited a few different areas in the country. Our trip started with a visit to the capital city of Taipei, where we took in a number of interesting attractions including the Shilin night market, a beautiful sunset on Elephant Trail near Taipei 101, Yangmingshan Park, and some delicious Taiwanese food! From there we traveled to Kaohsiung to meet a friend and visited the beautiful Feilung waterfall, as well as...

Duration: 00:43:19

Can Travel Expectations Influence Your Experience?

A visit to Taiwan came highly recommended to us by friends as a budget friendly destination with great food and interesting attractions, but a flight in to a more inconvenient airport, misrepresented accommodation, and less than beautiful scenery quickly started to cause our experience to not live up to our expectations of the visit. In keeping an open mind while exploring more of the country, and employing a few tactics like seeking out foods and activities we enjoy, we were able to turn...

Duration: 00:32:08

Ouzo and Octopi: Travel Writing on the Greek Islands with Jen Barclay

Growing up in Northern England, Jen Barclay fell in love with the Greek Islands during her childhood family vacations, and realized she wanted a career working with books while working in the publishing industry in Toronto. After working in publishing in France and the UK, she decided to move to the Greek islands to figure out what was next and has been working from the islands in travel writing and publishing ever since! She currently lives on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, has...

Duration: 01:08:34

Teaching English Abroad with the Grateful Gypsies

Sasha and Rachel (aka the Grateful Gypsies) met while working at a music festival in Michigan and have been traveling the world for just about 10 years. Soon after they met Sasha moved to Beijing to teach English, and Rachel joined him where they lived and worked for three years. After a gap year traveling everywhere from USA to Southeast Asia, and another teaching position in Kunming, China, Sasha and Rachel got married back home in the States then traveled to Bali where Sasha...

Duration: 01:17:28

Japan Part 2: Fujiyoshida, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima

We pick up where we left off last week during our time in Japan with us leaving Tokyo for the town of Fujiyoshida and beautiful views of the iconic Mt Fuji. From there we made the most of our JR Rail Passes on the Shinkansen bullet train and traveled to touristy Kyoto where there's lots to see and do! We learned some Japanese history, including the role Shintoism played in shaping Japanese culture, visited the famous Thousand Torii Gates, and took in a beautiful traditional tea ceremony!...

Duration: 00:56:21

Japan Part 1: Tokyo

We made plans to go to Japan with some friends during their trip to Canada last year, and were looking forward to our visit since we left for Asia in October of 2016. Landing in Tokyo, we were expecting an Asian version of New York City but were surprised by how quiet and orderly everything seemed! We loved the city and learning about Japanese culture by appreciating the kindness of the locals, enjoying the food (we had breakfast sushi for the first time!) and taking in the variety of...

Duration: 00:59:52

Exploring Non-Conformity to Find your Passion: Chris Guillebeau and the Beauty of Travel

We are SUPER EXCITED to be joined on the podcast this week by Chris Guillebeau ! Chris has some serious travel and entrepreneurship credentials: - He is a bestselling author - He's been to every single UN recognized country in the world (all 193) - He runs one of the best events in the country every summer (World Domination Summit) - and his new project Side Hustle School is one of the top-ranked podcasts on iTunes. Chris is the type of person you could interview for hours. He has so...

Duration: 00:39:34

Conscious Travel: Finding your Purpose through Travel with Journey Jill

Jill Neimann is a conscious travel expert and the creator/host of the Conscious Travel Summit, an online video series. She has visited over 70 countries and is passionate about shifting towards a more conscious planet through transformation travel experiences. After wrapping up her around the word trip, Jill developed her career by working in the International division of a large bank and had the opportunity to travel for work, but wasn't passionate about the job. She decided she wanted...

Duration: 01:03:50

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