Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
The Art Of Pivoting In Travel  & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy

The Art Of Pivoting In Travel & Life w/ Lia & Jeremy

June 4, 2020

Joining me today are two people with Californian accents (even though one of them is from Kentucky), a couple who has driven a BMW into a medieval castle in France and are fellow stroopwafel addicts, Jeremy and Lia from PracticalWanderlust.com. After a disastrous year-long honeymoon they now share down-to-earth travel tips from their many (mis)adventures on their podcast and blog and we dive into those stories & tips in today's episode.

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University.

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

In This Episode

  • 6:00 Coming Home From The One Year Honeymoon
  • 14:20 Better Work/Life Balance with Travel
  • 17:45 Why The Jump Into Travel & The Spreadsheet
  • 29:00 The Disasterous Honeymoon
  • 37:00 Reality Checks & How-To Pivot
  • 44:35 Amazing European Highlights & Castle Crashing
  • 50:20 The End Of The Trip & Processing It 
  • 57:00 The Machu Picchu Misadventure
  • 01:07:00 What Is Coming up Next
Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined

Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined

May 26, 2020

For our Quarantine Diaries we did a "Ask us Anything" series and some of the questions deserved a full episode so today Heather and I go through the top six places to be quarantined! The mountains, the ocean, a lake, a city... what will we choose? You have to listen to find out! 

Where would you want to be quarantined? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University.

Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

In This Episode

  • 5:30 Where would you choose to be quarantined?
  • 7:47 Heather's honorable mention
  • 10:09 Headed here in the fall?
  • 12:48 The ocean, good restaurants, and impeccable weather!
  • 13:53 Headed to an island?
  • 23:39 Anything you would change?
  • 25:30 Living on the water
  • 26:50 Where do you want to be quarantined? 

Important Links

QD 19- Ask Us Anything Part 5

QD 19- Ask Us Anything Part 5

May 25, 2020

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest! 

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!

 
 
QD 18- Ask Us Anything Part 4

QD 18- Ask Us Anything Part 4

May 22, 2020

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest! 

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!

QD 17- Ask Us Anything Part 3

QD 17- Ask Us Anything Part 3

May 20, 2020

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest! 

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!

Two Year Bike Trip w/ Chris Haag

Two Year Bike Trip w/ Chris Haag

May 19, 2020

Joining me today is someone who fell in love with biking in the city of Detroit, who enjoys being (and peeing) outdoors, and who is on a two-year bike trip from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Chris Haag from ThePlacesIPee.com

This episode of The Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University

What's the longest bike trip you've been on? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

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Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

In This Episode

  • 3:16 Being and Peeing Outdoors
  • 6:10 Riding a bike from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina
  • 9:49 Budgeting for an Epic Biking Trip
  • 14:00 What To Do When Reality Sets In
  • 26:30 Getting Stuck in Sticky Situations
  • 30:55 Advice for Other Riders
  • 27:18 Most Difficult Places to Ride 
  • 35:03 Mental Toughness 
  • 39:10 Passing Time While Riding 50 Miles a Day 
  • 41:00 Favorite Places to Ride
  • 52:18 Facing the Unexpected
  • 1:08 Better Than You Imagined?
QD 16: Ask Us Anything Part 2

QD 16: Ask Us Anything Part 2

May 18, 2020

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out the rest! 

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!

QD 15: Ask Us Anything Part 1

QD 15: Ask Us Anything Part 1

May 15, 2020

Trav and Heather asked and you answered! On today's Quarantine Diaries Heather and Trav answer all your questions, including most insane things we've done while traveling for the experience, how many languages we speak, and... you'll have to listen to find out! 

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!

Unplugged with Johnny Welsh

Unplugged with Johnny Welsh

May 14, 2020

Joining me today is someone who once had to decide between grad school and interning at a castle in Italy (you can guess which one he chose), who has written two books, and who has helped pioneer the low-tech movement, Johnny Welsh from Johnnywelsh.com

 

Have you ever done a digital detox? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

Grab the full show notes with all the links here!

In This Episode

  • 03:05 Internship in Italy or grad school?
  • 04:37 Support from your friends and family
  • 06:10 Coming back from Italy
  • 08:27 The idea of unplugging
  • 11:37 Falling into old habits
  • 20:45 Johnny writes his first book
  • 25:26 What it means to stay unplugged
  • 39:10 Getting bit by the travel bug
  • 45:56 Some of Johnny's favorite places
  • 51:21 Biggest travel mishap

Important Links

QD 14: Best of Paris

QD 14: Best of Paris

May 13, 2020

Trav and Heather give their gut reaction for the “best of's” in Paris, including best meal, experience, activity, and even biggest surprise - all without any planning or preparation - to ensure maximum spontaneity and hilarity!

This is part of our special podcast series called The Quarantine Diaries, which are short(er) form, unedited, off the cuff shows designed to give you even more travel content and love during a time when we are all stuck at home.  You can also watch these on our @extrapackofpeanuts IGTV station. Enjoy - and keep those travel spirits high!