Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast (podcast)

Today I interview Nora Dunn, the mastermind behind the fantastic website The Professional Hobo, and someone who has been able to travel full-time for the last 7 years. Today, she reveals all her secrets for how to live a full-time life of travel in a financially sustainable way.

Direct download: EPoP_030_Nora_Dunn.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Ever wonder what it’d be like to dress up in a 30 pound half yeti/half Chewbacca-like suit and run around in a blizzard with the sole goal of scaring little children? Or lean out of a tuk-tuk, GoPro in hand, trying not to get decapitated in Bangkok’s crazy streets while getting the perfect shot for a reality tv show? Now, you don’t have to wonder, because Turner Barr, the man behind Around the World in 80 Jobs, has done it and is here to share his stories.

Direct download: EPoP_029-Turner_Barr.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Nancy Sathre-Vogel never believed in the oft-repeated statement “once you have kids, your travel life is over”and so her and her family set off on an epic bike trip to shatter that fallacy. 3 years and 17,285 miles later, they did just that. Nancy recounts their amazing trek in great detail and also gives some incredibly practical advice on the intricacies of traveling with a family, including how to know what’s right for your specific children.

Direct download: EPoP_028-_Family_on_Bikes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:18am EST

Mark Smith, better known as the Man in Seat 61, paints the picture of putting the romance and relaxation back in to travel by taking trains, an often overlooked form of traveling by most people, especially Americans. Mark has created the ultimate train travel resource on the internet, and in this episode, he not only discusses why people should consider train travel, but gives incredible tips and real life examples of how it can be more cost effective and convenient than taking a flight.

Direct download: EPoP_027-_Man_in_Seat_61.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Like most of us, 15 year old Jessica Lawrence had a dream.  She knew what she wanted to do, and she was going to do it. Except, like most of us, she put it off…and put it off…and put it off. Until, 22 years later, she finally stopped putting it off…and just DID IT. And now, she’s on a mission to motivate others to take a hold of their dreams and find a way to do them, no matter how long they’ve put them off and no matter how many excuses they’ve made.

Direct download: EP0P_026-_Jessica_Lawrence.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Like a unicorn, Thomas Frank of CollegeInfoGeek is a rare specimen. He’s built an incredible website that, despite the name, helps people of ALL ages figure out how become more productive, get a job they actually want, and pay off debt. And in his spare time, he’s also taken multiple trips to Japan, which has lead to a few funny stories.

Direct download: EPoP_025-Thomas_Frank.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Would you open your home to a someone you’ve only met on the internet who was traveling through your area and looking for a place to stay?Martina Steinmann would, and so would 7 million other people (including myself) who are part of the global phenomenon that is Couchsurfing. Martina will tell you how to get started, what to include in your profile, and how to make the most of the amazing opportunities Couchsurfing provides travelers and hosts.

Direct download: EPoP_024-Couchsurfing_and_the_Trust_of_Travel_with_Martina_Steinmann.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Johnny Jet is a travel rockstar. It’s one simple thing that he’s done over the years that has earned him the good graces of airline staff and crews around the world. In addition to sharing his secret, he’ll also uncover some of his best tips and tricks for traveling cheap but still traveling well, and we’ll geek out about frequent flyer miles.

Direct download: EPoP_023-Johnny_Jet.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

back in 2009, while on a backpacking trip through Eastern Europe, Fred Perrotta had the same thoughts. But instead of shoving them out of his mind, thankfully for us, he did something about them.Introducing the Tortuga Backpack, one of the world’s best carry-on luggage options. As someone who only ever travels with a carry-on, I am a huge fan of Fred’s and the things he is doing at Tortuga. Today, we sat down to reveal all our best tips for traveling in just a carry-on, even for trips that stretch weeks or months.

Direct download: EPoP_022-Fred_Perrotta.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32am EST

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and one of the few people who has traveled to every country in the world. Today, he comes on to discuss what it's like to complete a massive goal, why he has a special place in his heart for Guinea-Bissau, and his $10 Rule for traveling. If you're looking to create a life of freedom and to live on your own terms, Chris is THE role model you should be following.

Direct download: EPoP_021-Chris_Guillebeau.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

In February, 2013 John Ellis and Laura Preston embarked on a road trip around the US in a 1996 Ford F350 and a 1986 Airstream that may or may not be safe enough to be drive the 4,000+ miles.Instead of choosing where they are going next, they are letting you, total strangers, decide!

 

Direct download: EPoP_020-_DemTravelers.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Lee has the unique distinction of being the youngest American EVER to visit all 193 countries in the world.  If that’s not enough, he’s about to become the youngest person in the world to finish the Traveler’s Century Club, a list of 321 unique destination in the world (only 15 more to go)!

Direct download: EPoP_019-Lee_Abbamonte.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:40am EST

If you’re like 85% of Americans, then you probably believe most of these myths are facts. And if you’re the other 15%, you’re most likely trying to constantly convince people that these myths aren’t true, and that frequent flyer miles really can help you travel around the world for pennies. Interestingly enough, I’ve been on both sides. Today I break down some of these myths, and give you the TRUTH about frequent flyer miles

Direct download: EPoP_018-_6_Myths_About_FF_Miles.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Finding, and eating, new foods is one of the best parts of traveling. And no one does it better than Jodi Ettenberg, author of The Food Traveler’s Handbook and expert on finding delicious food all over the world. But delicious food is no fun if it makes you sick, so Jodi also discusses the best ways to avoid to fight against it while still enjoying food the world over. And since food always tastes better when it’s cheap, Jodi gives us plenty of tips on how to pay bottom dollar and still get great food.

Direct download: EPoP_017-_Jodi_Ettenberg.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Sometimes, an idea is just crazy enough that it works. Sean Aiken had such an idea when he graduated college and found himself asking “Now what?”. Instead of finding a job the traditional way, he decided to hire himself out to anyone anywhere in Northern America.No matter what the job! He’d work for 1 week, donate the money he made to charity, and then move on to the next job. 52 weeks, 52 jobs.

Direct download: EPoP_016-Sean_Aiken.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Some people are made to be storytellers, and Tom Allen is one of them. And what a story he has to tell! Ever wonder what it would feel like to head out on a bike one day, figuring you’ll pedal around the world? What it would be like to pedal, day after day, through foreign cultures and lands…don't worry, Tom has filmed his entire adventure and put it together in an amazing feature length film entitled Janapar.

Direct download: EPoP_015-_Tom_Allen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Fact:  Technology can be incredibly frustrating when traveling. In this episode, tech wizard and world traveler Anil Polat of Foxnomad.com sits down to discuss how to use technology to enhance, not hinder, your travels and how to do so without spending a fortune. Anil talks about how you can use your cellphone abroad, what small cheap gadgets you should always pack, how to turn your iPhone in to a world class camera, and much, much more.

Direct download: EPoP_14-Anil.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

For the first time on the Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast, I’m joined by TWO people on the other side, Dave and Deb of the wildly popular travel blog, ThePlanetD.com. Billed as “Canada’s Adventure Couple”, Dave and Deb discuss what adventure travel really is, and how two normal people like themselves are able to do some pretty abnormal travel quests (and all along, I thought I was interviewing super athletes)!

Direct download: EPoP_013-_Dave_and_Deb.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Today, Steve Kamb of NerdFitness sits down to discuss how he was able to stay in shape while on a 8 month long around-the-world trip and gives some amazing, instantly implementable tips on how fellow travelers can do the same, no matter what destination they are in.

Direct download: EPoP_012_Steve_Kamb.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:47am EST

In this rollicking interview, Sean Keener, founder of Bootsnall, one of the webs’s very first communities for travelers, sits down to discuss a myriad of topics including how to book Round-the-World (RTW) tickets, the value of “indie” travel, and how the internet has changed the travel landscape (for better and worse).

Direct download: EPoP_011-_Sean_Keener.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:15am EST

In this episode of the Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast, Jay Hoffman, founder and CEO of Rocketmiles, sits down to discuss how savvy travelers can earn thousands of frequent flyer miles per hotel stay as opposed to just a few hundred.

Direct download: EPoP_010-_Jay_Hoffman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

Today, Dalene Heck of HeckticTravels.com joins the show to talk about how she and her husband Pete have lived in some amazing houses around the world, from the Caribbean island of Roatan to a penthouse in Manhattan…FOR FREE!

Direct download: EPoP_009-_Dalene_Heck.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

In this episode, Benny Lewis from Fluent In 3 Months sits down and reveals all the best ways to learn a foreign language. And wow, does he know what he’s talking about! In the past 10 years, Benny has gone from only speaking English to now being conversational or better in 12 different languages, and his website has also helped tens of thousands of people do what their high school selves once thought was impossible.

Direct download: EPoP_008-_Benny_Lewis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Today Sean Ogle of Location 180 sits down to discuss how to start a business that can be run from anywhere in the world, why travel has changed his life, and how to create a killer bucket list…and then actually cross stuff off it! Sean also opens up about how he personally went from a “life that sucked” in 2009 to now becoming a wildly successful entrepreneur who is not only living his dream, but is spending his time helping others do the same.

Direct download: EPoP_007-_Sean_Ogle.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

In this episode, world famous travel blogger Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere sits down with me to talk about how he has become one of the world’s most recognized travel bloggers and how a 2 year trip has turned in to 6.5 years (and counting) of full-time travel.

Direct download: EPoP_006-_Gary_Arndt.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Travel podcasting legend Chris Christensen joins me to discuss how the average American can best maximize their two weeks of vacation time a year. He’ll also share the best travel tips he’s gotten over the course of recording over 500+ travel podcasts, discuss the state of the podcasting industry and why it is undergoing such a resurgence,  and tell you how you could possibly be a guest on his show, the Amateur Traveler.

Direct download: EPoP_005-_Chris_Christensen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03am EST