Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast : Travel More, Spend Less

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