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

All over the world, people are opening up their homes for others to come and stay in while they are gone.  And in return for looking after their home and sometimes their pet, you get to stay in their place, for free! Today, Andy Peck, the Godfather of Housesitting and founder of the biggest housesitting site in the world, Trusted Housesitters, sits down with us to talk about the ins and outs of housesitting.

Direct download: EPoP_032-_Andy_Peck.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am EST

John Bardos of JetSetCitizen, who has started, run, and sold his own business in another country, has launched a successful location independent lifestyle, and has lived abroad for the last 17 years.Today, John discusses the actual costs of living abroad, tells us some of his favorite home bases, and helps dispel some of the rumors surrounding a location independent lifestyle.

Direct download: EPoP_031_John_Bardos.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

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