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20 Questions About Our New Beach House - Answered!

20 Questions About Our New Beach House - Answered!

October 22, 2020

Heather and I have had a lot of questions about our new beach house in North Carolina and today they are getting answered. The questions are broken down into 3 categories which include general, logistics, and rental opportunities, and let's get started!

Do you want to live on the beach? Would you like to rent Trav & Heather's beach house? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.

In This Episode

  • 07:30 How Long Do You Plan To Spend At The Beach House? 
  • 12:00 Did You Sell The Philly House? Are You Renting The Philly House?
  • 14:15 How Did We Decided On The Location?
  • 19:20 Why Did You Decided To Buy Something So Far From Philly?
  • 21:15 Why The Carolina's And Not Abroad?
  • 22:20 Where Do You See Yourselves Buying Next?
  • 24:00 Where Did We Get Those Chairs?!
  • 24:45 How Did We Find This Property?
  • 27:20 How Did We Find A Realtor In North Carolina?
  • 33:00 What Was The House Buying Process Like For You?
  • 38:45 Is Flood & Hurricane Insurance Expensive?
  • 42:10 Do We Have Concerns About An Investment This Large During A Pandemic?
  • 45:55 Any Tips On Budgeting For Someone Who Wants To Buy A Place
  • 53:35 Are We Hiring A Property Manager For The Rental Of This House?
  • 55:25 Was The Beach House Previously A Vacation Rental?
  • 57:55 How Do We Home Renovate With 2 Little Ones?
  • 59:30 Has It Turned Out How We Thought It Would? 

 

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European Road Tripping In 1975 w/ Marshall & Debbie Hockett

European Road Tripping In 1975 w/ Marshall & Debbie Hockett

October 13, 2020

Today is all about #vanlife but we are going back in time to 1975 to see how much it has changed over the years. I am happy to welcome Marshall & Debbie Hockett from Tripping1975.com, who, in 1975, hopped on a plane to Europe, grabbed a VW van named Banana, spent a year exploring the continent...and then, wrote a book about it 45 years later!

 

How much has traveled changed for you over the years? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.

 

In This Episode

  • 03:00 Getting The Book Written
  • 05:40 Decision To Getting The Book Out
  • 07:00 Biggest Differences In Travel From The '70s to Now
  • 09:00 Highlights From The Trip
  • 12:25 Planning The Trip & The Route They Took in 1975
  • 19:15 Places That Exceeded Expectations
  • 21:00 Only One Argument In A Year
  • 25:00 Biggest Changes In Your Travel Style & Getting Back To Europe
  • 29:30 Biggest Travel Mishap
  • 36:00 Getting Engaged On The Road

 

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Around The World In 3 Years & Counting w/ Mon & T

Around The World In 3 Years & Counting w/ Mon & T

October 8, 2020

Joining me today are two people I’ve spent uncountable nights singing karaoke with, who graciously played host when Heather and I got to experience a New Year’s Eve in Sydney, and who I’ve been living vicariously through the last year as they travel around on their 3-year Round the World Trip, my favorite kiwis in the whole world, Mon and T from GetHappy.today.

What locations would be on your big trip list? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.

In This Episode

  • 04:30 The Hidden Gem 
  • 09:45 Planning The Big Trip & The Spreadsheet
  • 17:50 The Deciding Factor Of When To Leave
  • 22:05 Taking Things With Ease & Lessons From Travel
  • 25:40 Get Happy Today: Begin Your Journey To Happiness
  • 27:30 The Parallel Between Two Seemingly Different Things
  • 36:05 Budgeting For A Long Extended Trip
  • 48:45 Traveling During COVID
  • 55:00 Being "Stuck" In Barbados
  • 58:35 The Future Of Their Travels During COVID
  • 01:03:15 What's It Like To Be Turned Away From A Country
  • 01:11:05 Trying To Get Into Slovenia
  • 01:14:30 Trying To Avoid Anymore Border Drama
  • 01:18:15 The Pillars Of The Travel Plan & What Will They Miss
  • 01:21:30 What Happens After The Trip?
  • 01:24:35 The Places They Want To Possibly Live
  • 01:33:40 The Vietnam Jeep Story

 

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The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

September 29, 2020

Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, which has the tagline “When Sh*t Goes Wrong on the Road”.

What are your biggest travel mishaps? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.

In This Episode

  • 04:25 Volunteering For Love
  • 06:20 Where Did The Love Of Travel Start
  • 11:00 Learning To Travel With A Partner
  • 17:05 Different Ways Of Life On The Road
  • 19:45 Planning Their Travels
  • 20:50 #VanLife
  • 23:25 Sustainable/Responsible Tourism
  • 28:00 Adventure Travel = Authentic Travel
  • 32:25 Roles Of Travel
  • 35:45 Crazy Travel Situations & Travel Angels
  • 40:00 Splurging & Saving In What Areas
  • 47:05 Biggest Travel Mishaps
  • 56:15 Plans For Future Travel Post COVID

 

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Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

September 22, 2020

Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com.

Has van life intrigued you? What is your biggest hurdle from entering the van life world? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 Van Life In COVID Times
  • 08:15 Planning Your Travels...Or Not
  • 12:50 Starting Van Life
  • 21:15 Ella The Van Dog
  • 23:30 First Things You Need To Think About For Your Van
  • 30:15 Worst Parts Of Van Life
  • 34:30 Van Life With Dogs
  • 39:40 Best Parts Of Van Life
  • 44:15 Solo Female Travel & Safety
  • 53:45 The Future
  • 55:10 Most Special Places She Has Slept
  • 59:15 The Friendships On The Road
  • 01:04:40 BIggest Travel Mishaps

 

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Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone w/ Alice Teacake

Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone w/ Alice Teacake

September 17, 2020

Joining me today is someone who has driven solo across Vietnam on a bike, was a burlesque dancer in Shanghai, and has gotten stranded in Taiwan, Alice Teacake from TeacakeTravels.com and cohost of the Girls Talk Travel podcast.

What has been your challenging travel education? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

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From NFL To Van Life w/ Joe Hawley

From NFL To Van Life w/ Joe Hawley

September 9, 2020

Joining me today is someone who after spending 8 years playing at the highest level in the NFL retired and gave all his possessions to charity, and whose name of his blog and social media handles says it all,  Joe Hawley from ManVanDogBlog.com.

Have you pivoted in your life? What was the catalyst for your pivot? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Check out the full show notes with all the links here!

In This Episode

  • 06:55 Your Relationship With The NFL
  • 09:10 Leaving The NFL & Injuries
  • 15:00 Camaraderie In Work & Life
  • 23:40 Why Van Life
  • 26:35 Van Logistics & Finding The Sprinter
  • 31:10 Being Open On The Road vs. Routine At Home
  • 36:15 The Shift In People's Reactions 
  • 40:45 How Travel & Adventures Change You 
  • 47:40 The Härt Collective 
  • 53:55 Other Great Projects & Writing A Book
  • 01:02:10 Biggest Travel Mishaps

 

Anxious & Abroad w/ Gilad Gamliel

Anxious & Abroad w/ Gilad Gamliel

September 1, 2020

Would you consider yourself to be anxious? How has your anxiety impacted your travel?

Joining me today is someone who, despite being a “neurotic Jew from New York who is quite possibly the most risk-averse person you know” (his words, not mine) has traveled to over 20 countries - all while clutching his wallet too tight and packing every medication under the sun just in case he’s 3 hours from a hospital, Gilad Gamliel from AnxiousandAbroad.com.

How has anxiety played a role in your travels? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Check out the full show notes with all the links here!

In This Episode

  • 02:15 Anxious & Abroad
  • 05:10 How Do You Know If You Are An Anxious Person
  • 06:40 How Has Anxiety Impacted & Affected Your Life
  • 11:45 Pushing Past The Anxiety To Travel
  • 14:30 Deciding Where To Go
  • 16:25 Saying Yes To Things That Make You Uncomfortable
  • 20:45 The List Of Comfort
  • 23:55 What Can You Do When Someone Else Is Having A Panic Attack
  • 34:30 Stopping It Before It Gets Away From You
  • 38:55 Self-Love To-Do's
  • 40:05 Slow vs. Fast Travel
  • 41:15 Anxiety In Different Cultures & Easing Through A Trip
  • 45:40 Tips On Starting To Travel With Anxiety
  • 48:40 The After The Trip Routine
  • 51:25 The Struggle Is Real
  • 57:25 Biggest Travel Mishaps

 

Beautifully Boozing Around The World

Beautifully Boozing Around The World

August 25, 2020

How do travel & booze mix? Does a specific cocktail or drink immediately remind you of a specific place?

Today we are talking with Natalie Migliarini from BeautifulBooze.com and we are discussing the epic relationship between cocktails and travel, how she got her business started, and why it's okay to blend your business with your travels. We also dive into the best countries for cocktails, the strangest cocktails, the best drinking experiences, and where you should scrimp & splurge for your home bar (especially during COVID-19).

What is your favorite cocktail? What has been your experience with cocktails while traveling? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Check out the full show notes with all the links discussed here!

In This Episode

  • 06:00 Misconceptions On Bringing In Booze From Outside The U.S.
  • 12:40 When Did The Love Of Cocktails Start
  • 18:50 For The Love Of Travel
  • 20:10 How She Started Beautiful Booze
  • 25:55 Leveling Up Her Business Through A Change of Scenery
  • 33:30 Learning To Blend Travel With The Business
  • 38:15 Best & Not So Great Countries For Cocktails
  • 41:00 Strangest & Most Unique Cocktails Ever Had
  • 48:15 Situational Drinking
  • 52:00 Best Drinking Experiences
  • 57:55 Best Drinking Experience In The U.S.
  • 01:00:30 Guilty Pleasure Drink
  • 01:01:40 Where Should You Scrimp & Splurge For Your Home Bar
  • 01:04:20 Are Certain Spirits Are Better Than Others
  • 01:08:55 Being Mindful Of How Much You Are Consuming
  • 01:12:40 Biggest Travel Mishap
The Hardest Job On The Planet w/ Nate Menninger

The Hardest Job On The Planet w/ Nate Menninger

August 18, 2020

Joining me today is someone who I had the great honor to have on 3.5 years ago (way back in episode 272), and who since then has continued his immersive exploration, which includes working the hardest job on Earth, Nate Menninger from his new project, ThePorterFilm.com.

What has been your biggest challenge in life? What is the difference you are going to make in this world through that challenge? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

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In This Episode

  • 02:50 What Was The Goal 3.5 Years Ago
  • 07:30 The Hardest Job In The World
  • 10:00 The Plan & Why They Chose Him
  • 14:10 Beginning Stages & Initial Shocks
  • 20:15 Biggest Fears
  • 22:25 What Did The Other Porter's Think
  • 25:40 The Day To Day Life Of A Porter
  • 33:15 The Breaking Points
  • 37:30 The Camaraderie
  • 40:45 How The Story Changed & What Emerged Instead
  • 45:45 The Wages Are Not Survivable & The Systematic Problem 
  • 50:15 What Is The End Goal

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