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Writer, traveler, meddler Joe Baur chats with creative types, adventurers and the occasional hope for humanity about the travels that have helped define their lives in this weekly travel podcast.

Writer, traveler, meddler Joe Baur chats with creative types, adventurers and the occasional hope for humanity about the travels that have helped define their lives in this weekly travel podcast.
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Writer, traveler, meddler Joe Baur chats with creative types, adventurers and the occasional hope for humanity about the travels that have helped define their lives in this weekly travel podcast.






Katie Quinn Keeps it Quirky with Travel and Food

Katie Quinn knows her food. For over three years, she's been uploading a new video every week showcasing different recipes she's learned -- from her grandmother in smalltown Ohio to her training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Ironically, her now successful career in food journalism all started with a bit of chance and what appeared to be bad luck.

Duration: 00:34:14

Expats vs Immigrants and Why Americans Should Live Abroad

Katherine Stanley Obando used to be my boss. We met over three years ago in San José, Costa Rica when I was looking for an opportunity to write at The Tico Times, Central America's largest English-speaking publication. She grew up mostly in New Hampshire, taught in Arizona with Teach For America, and followed that up in 2004 with a move to Costa Rica where she's worked in journalism and the public and non-profit sectors. Katherine joins Without A Path to talk about what's kept her in Costa...

Duration: 00:26:22

Iranian Travel Writer Sara Louee of Saboktar Opens Iran for the World

Iran comes packed with stereotypes in the western world, but Iranian travel blogger Sara Louee says Iranians have their own stereotypes for westerners. After backpacking Europe herself, Sara has turned her sights toward mending this gap with her own writing, traveling across the Persian nation, and sharing her travels among a collective of Iranian solo female travel writers at Saboktar.

Duration: 00:31:14

The Most Adventurous Women In History With Ailsa Ross

Women don't get the credit they deserve in the history of exploration, but writer Ailsa Ross( trying to change that by bringing attention to some of the most adventurous female travelers throughout history.

Duration: 00:43:29

Archaeologist Jens Notroff is Living in His Golden Age of Travel

Jens Notroff is a German archaeologist based in Berlin. His work takes him to corners of the world where tourists don't typically roam. Most recently he returned from working along the Turkish-Syrian border. He's also a traveler and refuses to believe that the "Golden Age of Travel" is behind us. Jens joins Without A Path to share his experiences as an archaeologist, traveler, and sketch artist.

Duration: 00:28:36

Johnny Jet Turns a Fear of Flying into a Travel Career

If you've been involved in the travel world, chances are you know who Johnny Jet is. You probably didn't know he used to have a fear of flying. Johnny Jet joins Without A Path to share how he conquered his fear of flying, helped his friend's father beat it, too, and how he became one of the world's original travel bloggers.

Duration: 00:33:59

Erick van Til Finds a Home in Southeast Asia and the Peninsula Outdoor School

Erick van Til is the Director of Program Development at the Peninsula Outdoor School based in China, but it took losing his job in Canada to motivate him to travel throughout Southeast Asia and eventually find his dream job. Erick shares his travel experiences in Southeast Asia and walks listeners through a typical trip with the program. Tenerife Sur, the Spanish Canary Island, can be punishingly touristy. That doesn't mean it's impossible to get off the tourist trek. In the latest of our...

Duration: 00:32:10

Inside the Global Sustainable Tourism Council with Randy Durband

Randy Durband is the CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. But what exactly do they do? We find out as Randy shares his experiences as a sustainable traveler before his days with the GSTC, why traveling with a green conscious is important to him, and regular people like us can get involved with their work.

Duration: 00:29:32

Sally Elbassir Confronts Stereotypes as a Muslim Traveler

Sally Elbassir of Passport & Plates bills herself as an Arab-American Muslim food and travel blogger. On Without A Path, she shares how she's confronted stereotypes in her travels.

Duration: 00:43:50

Andy MacGregor On All Things Spain

Andy MacGregor, founder of Travel Massive's Madrid chapter, shares how (and why) he made the move from Scotland to Spain complete with all the current events you didn't know about. He's since gotten his face on Spanish television's Canal Plus as the host of fishing program. When he's not keeping an eye on his line, he edits CARPdiem Magazine and even runs a swing dance course.

Duration: 00:35:20

Kaila Yu Talks Beauty Blogging And Travels On Tour

Rocker Kaila Yu from Nylon Pink does a little bit of everything. She's gone on tour, performing at anime convention centers from the United States to Costa Rica and knows a thing or two about the K-Pop scene. Now she's transitioning to travel blogging with a focus on beauty and the history of that industry in various countries.

Duration: 00:25:55

Amanda Kendle Talks Travels in Japan and Australia

Amanda Kendle of Not A Ballerina is back to talk about her recent travels through Japan and western Australia. Joe and Amanda talk language, food, high-speed trains and why you can't miss the Robot Restaurant show in Tokyo. Then in Australia, Amanda talks about what it's like flying in a microlight aircraft before giving insight into how she does her own podcast, The Thoughtful Travel Podcast.

Duration: 00:43:28

Elizabeth Becker, Author Of Overbooked, Talks Tourism And Its Impact

Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, joins Without A Path to talk about the industry's impact around the world, from lessons to follow in Bordeaux, France to overcrowded destinations like Venice that could learn a thing or two from the French. She also discusses environmental concerns that come out of the tourism industry, namely the large carbon footprint left by the cruise industry culprits, such as Royal Caribbean International. Finally,...

Duration: 00:49:15

Cultural Travels Through Colombia And Thuringia, Germany

Cultural travels through Colombia and Thuringia, Germany are the focus of the last Without A Path travel podcast with co-host Laura Watilo Blake of Far-Flung Travels before Joe moves to Düsseldorf, Germany. Laura shares her experiences adopting a daughter in Colombia as well as traveling through Bogotá and some lesser-known corners of the country. Then Joe takes over to share his trip to the German state of Thuringia, arguably the heart of German culture and enlightenment. This is where...

Duration: 00:45:08

All you need to know about river cruises with Fran Golden

Fran Golden is a well-known American cruise writer with a new book out, Frommer's EasyGuide to River Cruising. She shares with Joe some of her favorite cruising experiences and her thoughts on a much-talked about topic on Without A Path, traveling despite terrorism. But first, they talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers ending the city's 52-year championship drought. It might not be travel-related, but one can understand the need to express excitement over living in a championship city.

Duration: 00:52:29

Thailand's Tiger Temple tragedy and safe summer travel

Thailand's Tiger Temple tragedy shows how tourism can be horribly wrong right on the heels of the Harambe silverback gorilla incident at the Cincinnati Zoo. Joe and Laura discuss these issues among other travel news before turning to perceived danger versus realistic safety in summer travel.

Duration: 00:59:15

Why Jordan is the destination to visit in the Middle East

Some North Americans might think travel to the Middle East is dangerous, but Jordan is an obvious exception to that rule. On this episode of Without A Path, Joe recounts his trip to Jordan with Laura. But first, they review the latest travel news, including how travel has changed from one generation to the next and travel bloggers flocking to Minnesota for TBEX.

Duration: 00:52:18

What You Need To Know About Travel Photography And Instagram

Instagram and social media as a whole have changed the way we create and even think about travel photography. This week, Laura and Joe share everything you need to know about travel photography in the age of Instagram.

Duration: 00:40:18

How to prepare for travel from languages to packing

Getting ready for a trip can be a stressful exercise. This week, Laura and Joe chat about how to prepare for travel from language learning to packing your suitcase just right.

Duration: 00:48:34