Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days.

In part 5, we are talking about last year's epic launch of the Paradise Pack which was year five for us and included a family trip to Mallorca. 

 

Links:

The Paradise Pack

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In part 6 we dive into how we kicked off the very first Paradise Pack back in 2014. We did some things very right and other things with a whole lot of naivete but in the end, it was such a success that here we are launching the 2019 Paradise Pack.

 

Links:

The Paradise Pack

Check out the full show notes here

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In celebration of the launch of this year's Paradise Pack, we decided to put together this 777 series. Now, you are probably wondering 'What's with the 7's?' well this is our 7 most memorable experiences in our 7 years of location independence over the next 7 days.

And we are starting it all off in Myanmar and if you have listened to the podcast before you probably know this as the place where I had my epic meltdown but there is more to the story then just that.

 

Links:

The Paradise Pack

Check out the full show notes here

Direct download: Part_7_Myanmar_mixdown.mp3
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In today's show, Heather & I break down the 7 lessons learned from our 7 years of being location independent which translates into the biggest "Oh bleep, it's really happening" moments from the last 7 years. Plus we get super real about what we have made financially in these last 6 years, tips on how to create a successful business, and how to get started towards your dream location independent life.

 

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The Paradise Pack

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I am stoked to be talking with my buddy, Jaime Atkinson from The EntrepreneurJunkie.co because I am extremely proud of his journey, his passion for entrepreneurship, and his unflinching honesty.

Today, we dive into his life story which includes the epic curveball that started him down this path, how The Paradise Pack helped launch him into the location independent lifestyle, and how he has navigated through the ups and downs of figuring out what works and what really doesn't in his businesses. Jaime is a powerhouse of truth and is not afraid to be open about everything when it comes to his life in business so you will definitely walk away today knowing that you can do this and that your mess may end up being your message.

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Joining me today is someone who serves as a lifeguard at one of Sydney’s beaches, who loves Aussie Rules football, and who knows more about travel insurance than almost any other human alive, Phil Sylvester, Head of Media and Communications for World Nomads

We’re going to be diving into one of the most misunderstood, seemingly complex but incredibly important parts of traveling - travel insurance - throughout this podcast, and I’ll be peppering Phil with all the questions that have come my way from listeners, friends, and family plus a few of my own.

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Joining me today is someone who has lived, worked, and traveled in over 150 countries, who set a Guinness World Record on 3,700 km rail journey across China, and who, by the time you’re listening to this, will have embarked on a journey driving a solar-powered tuk-tuk across all of Australia, Julian O’Shea, founder of Unbound and SolarTuk.

 

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Joining me today is someone whose work has graced the cover of National Geographic, who has sold over 150,000 copies of his guidebooks, and who claims to have the best job in the world (I may argue this point), James Kaiser, award-winning travel writer and photographer from JamesKaiser.com.

 

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Today's guest is someone who has been to more than 50 countries, who took a year-long round the world adventure in 2009, and who, during that entire time, kept a detailed and meticulous spreadsheet that any number loving nerd like myself would geek out on, Bryan Tighe, founder of BudgetYourTrip.com.

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

 

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Today's guest is former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, Seth Kugel. Seth is also known in some circles as the "Latino food expert", can claim that he has written for the New Yorker but can't claim that his work has appeared in the New Yorker, and is one of the funniest guys out there (just read his about page!).

Check out the full show notes here!

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Joining me today is Lucas Peters, an award-winning writer and photographer, who has lived abroad in village on a mountain and then moved to one of the world’s most expensive cities, and who is pushing me (in a good way) to take Heather to Morocco more than anyone else on the planet - and who has literally written the book on that wonderful country, Moon Travel Guides: Morocco.

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Pilot Mark has been to all seven continents, became a qualified pilot at age 22, has flown over 2 million miles, which is the equivalent of 4 roundtrips to the moon, and is my guest on today's episode. He is the man behind the Flying and Travel website where he gives tips on flying, great destinations, and how to become a pilot. He has some amazing insights into different locations that you have to check out because they will give you wanderlust like nothing else.

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Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out.

Some of those perfect travel days that you couldn't have planned in a million years, but that really stick with you, months later.

Today, Heather and I go through our top 16 experiences of 2018 spanning the globe from Budapest to British Columbia to the warmth of sunny Florida and Mallorca.

 

Full Show Notes Here

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We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, peppermint bark to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing.

Everyone love desserts, so we know you're not skipping this episode!

Today Heather and I go through our top 7 desserts (14 total plus 1b from Trav) from 2018, from hometown to widely available to tiny towns around the world, if it's delicious, it's on the list!

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2018 was a great year for beer!

Listen to hear our best Beer experiences of 2018, Trav has cheated by having 8 while Heather has 7! Including a few that happened during the Old Bess adventures.

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We return with Part 4 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Heather's favorite activities mean she's in charge today!

While she didn't drink a lot of wine in 2018, there are still a couple of awesome spots to mention, and there were quite a few coffee shops visited along the last 12 months!

Join us today as Heather shares her top 4 wine experiences and top 10 coffee shops of 2018

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Part 3 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. And boy did we eat a lot in 2018!

Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 10 meals of the year (each) for a total of 20 awesome places around the world that you should definitely check out if you're going to be in the neighborhood!

From Budapest and Vancouver to Philadelphia and Austin, we truly span the globe with today's episode!

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We return with Part 2 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2018 travel year. Best of, worst of, best value, and a host of other things.

We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month.

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Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all.

Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes.

We'll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our stats, the superlatives, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review.

In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2018. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more!

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