The Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Summary: The Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast is your home for all the best cheap travel tips and tricks. You'll learn everything, from how to earn and use frequent flyer miles and air miles for free airline tickets to how to stay for free in some of the world's nicest hotels. You'll also be inspired to travel by some of the world's top travel experts, who will regularly come on to share their travel experience and travel wisdom so that you get off the couch and start exploring the world! To find out even more, visit our renowned travel site at www.extrapackofpeanuts.com.
In this episode of The Extra Pack of Podcast, Jason Lewis of Expedition360 joins me to talk about one of the most amazing feats in travel history, going around the entire world using just human power. Jason began his trip "on a lark" in 1994, believing it would take him and a friend 3 or 4 years to complete the journey. 13 years later, Jason finally returned to his hometown of Greenwich, England with a Guinness World Record to his name and uncountable tales and memories. He'll recount some of his best moments, such as spending time with the natives in the remote Solomon Islands, and some of his worst, like getting hit by car in Colorado and almost losing his legs. And he'll tell us just why he kept on going during this crazy journey, year after year, and how he believes travel has the power to change people. Without knowing it, Jason became one of the main inspirations in my life after I first heard of Expedition 360, and I'm honored to have him on the show. His story is one that will inspire you do things you didn't think were possible and one you won't soon forget. So have a listen, and if you like the story, don't forget to check out his book, Dark Waters, that is full of all the details we didn't have time to get to! Right Click Here to Download the Episode directly Click Here to Download from iTunes In This Episode, You'll Learn: What it means to circumnavigate the globe using only human power. How Jason met a movie star in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Why no real training was a good thing before starting a 13 year journey. How close Jason really came to quitting. How the generosity of strangers was the main reason the journey continued. The best parts of crossing the entire world (including some you'd NEVER guess) How the concept of "home" changed after returning 13 years later. Why Jason turned down a huge publishing deal. How traveling leads you to be a better world citizen. Why committing to travel is the most important step. Jason's rationale for rollerblading across America without knowing how. Links Discussed in this Episode: Jason's first book, Dark Waters
In this episode of the Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast, Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle joins me to discuss a variety of travel topics, including why he allows strangers to pick which country he will move to every 4 months, how being an idiot abroad is a positive thing, and why he currently has only 70 items to his name. He also regales us with stories like a 72 hour bus trip through South America with a drunken bus driver, making $100 Skype calls from New Zealand, and much, much more. Colin is one of the most interesting and fascinating people I've had the pleasure of meeting, and someone I've been personally following for a while now, so I'm super excited to have him on the show. His passion for travel and life coupled with his unique perspective is something you don't want to miss, so have yourself a listen! If you've got a question for Colin, please feel free to post it in the comments below or ask him directly on Twitter @ColinIsMyName. Right Click Here to Download the Episode In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why Colin moves to a different country every 4 months (and why he allows readers to pick it) Why there is no perfect moment to start traveling. How international travel helps you appreciate your own country more. The difference between short vacations and traveling slow. Why being the idiot in a foreign country is a good thing. How to maintain relationships when on the road. The benefits of minimalism (and why to bring a deck of cards with you to Thailand). How Colin is able to make a healthy living money while traveling. How the average 9-5’er with two weeks of vacation can make get a more authentic travel experience. The horrors of a 72 hour bus ride in South America with a drunk bus driver. Where to find a great community for aspiring writers. Links Discussed in this Episode: Exile Lifestyle- Colin's blog Vote on where Colin lives next
Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast! In this episode, Trav answers some of the most frequently asked questions about frequent flyer miles so that you can start understanding them, earning them and traveling for free. He also discusses why airline alliances are so important and the awesome power they hold, as well as the two types of award charts and how to maximize each. If you're someone who is somewhat or completely new to frequent flyer miles this podcast is tailor made for you. It will help cut through all the confusion that you may have, and answer some of the more basic questions about frequent flyer miles (and many of the questions that I didn't know when I first started out). If you are a veteran, don't worry, there are also some tips and tricks available for you as well, as I'll then talk about airline alliances, why they are so great for the consumer, and then discuss which award charts work best when. In this session you'll discover: The basic concept of frequent flyer miles. A brief history of frequent flyer miles and how they've grown in the last 20 years. Why airlines continue to offer frequent flyer miles. What the term "mile" really means. How an airline alliance works and the three major alliances. The difference between a zone based and distance based award chart. The best ways to maximize each type of award chart. Right click to download EPoP Travel Podcast Episode 2 Items mentioned in this podcast: Milez.biz The Ultimate Guide to Frequent Flyer Miles I Need Your Help! A big thanks to everyone who has checked out this episode of the podcast. If you haven’t already done so, I would love if you took a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below! It is extremely important to helping the show grow! Rate the Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast Thanks again for all the support, and if you have an idea for an episode or something you want to see discussed, please leave it in the comments below. Cheers, Trav
After one year and three months, the time has come for me to expand the reach of Extra Pack of Peanuts and I'm super excited that this will come in the form of a podcast! Does this mean that I'll stop writing on the blog? Of course not! What it does mean is that now you will have yet another way to get the best travel tips, tricks, frequent flyer news, and travel inspiration that EPoP currently offers. The podcast will be a supplement for the blog, not a replacement for it. The material in the podcast will be distinct from what is on the blog, not a rehashing of it. But I don't want to talk too much about the structure of the podcast and the reasons behind it because, you guessed it, it is all discussed in the first episode! For anyone who already knows about podcasts and wants to start listening to it right now, just click on the player at the top of this post or download Episode 1 below. EPoP 001: The Story Behind EPoP and Why I'm Starting a Podcast