Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

December 12, 2019

I am so excited to talk with my guest, Queen Michele, on today's episode because she is all about getting others to move abroad just like she did. Queen retired at the age of 52 and moved to Mexico as a single, middle-aged retiree, and began her journey of self-discovery with no end in sight. She now wakes up with a smile on her face and joy in her heart every single day!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's!

In This Episode

  • 03:30 A Multi-Layered Lady
  • 05:30 Planning To Move Abroad
  • 10:00 Prior Travel & The Emotions Of Leaving
  • 13:30 Checklist For The New Location
  • 15:30 Research
  • 25:30 Reactions From Family & Friends
  • 33:50 Finding Accommodations
  • 38:15 Hardest Part Of Living Abroad
  • 45:30 What You Need To Consider Prior To Moving
  • 49:00 Considering Finances

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40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

December 5, 2019

We have made it to our 400th episode and today we welcome the entire EPOP team to join us in giving our top 40 (plus) travel tips. Today we have on the show Vanessa, Mackenzie, Ransom, Lily, Kaycee, and of course, my wonderful wife and constant travel companion Heather and we are diving into the travel tips and tricks we have all accumulated over our decades of travel experience.

Like always it started at 40 (for our 400th episode) but who knows what number it actually ended up with.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy our 400th episode with this crazy, funny, and awesome team that we have here at Extra Pack of Peanuts and thank you for being with us through these 400 episodes. We couldn't have done it without you!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

Which tip did you like the most? Did you enjoy having the entire team on the podcast? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 04:00 Introductions
  • 05:30 Pre-Travel Tips
  • 22:00 Packing
  • 45:20 Money
  • 51:00 During Travel

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Thanksgiving Thanks 2019

Thanksgiving Thanks 2019

November 28, 2019

It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier.

So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year and reveal the 8 people & things we are most thankful for in 2019.

 

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Suavs & the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!

 

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Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

November 14, 2019

Joining me today are  two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12 year old daughter Kayla to expose her to all different types of cultures, religions, and ways of life, Kim and Scott Goyette from MeditationMutha.com and GoLoveNow.com.

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

Grab The Full Show Notes Here!

In This Episode

  • 04:10 Free Spirit Mode & Adventure Starting
  • 11:00 From Cubicle to Location Independence
  • 14:50 RTW: Planning & Mindset
  • 23:30 Long Term Travel & Keeping Everyone Interested
  • 27:30 Planning vs Roaming & Length of Stays
  • 35:00 Accommodations & Playing With Points
  • 41:30 Non-Negotiable Places & Surprises
  • 44:00 Where Didn't Meet Expectations
  • 48:00 Biggest Challenges & Transitioning Back
  • 55:45 Next Adventure?
  • 01:00:45 Biggest Travel Mishaps

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The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2019 (Podcast)

The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2019 (Podcast)

November 5, 2019

Every year, for the past seven years, we’ve scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know).

And in those past seven years, our annual “best gifts for travelers” guide has become one of the most popular travel gift guides in the world!

So if you’re struggling with what to get the traveler in your life, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered again this year.

From less than $5 to over $1,000, and with gifts ranging from backpacks to books and from cashmere to coffee, there’s something here for everyone.

Here are the best gifts for travelers – so start shopping, and happy holidays!

 

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The Art of Bikepacking w/ Xavier Himma

The Art of Bikepacking w/ Xavier Himma

October 29, 2019

Joining me today is someone who solo bicycled from Canada all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina, Xavier Himma from FollowTheHumOfTheEarth.com and Hum of The Earth on YouTube. Get the full show notes here!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

In This Episode

  • 03:40 Why Do It, Why On A Bike & How Long
  • 14:00 Path Taken
  • 19:00 Fears & Sleeping Accommodations
  • 22:10 Budget & Journey
  • 32:30 Unforeseen Places 
  • 37:30 Hardships & The Kindness Of Firefighters
  • 43:45 What Was Learned
  • 45:10 Fond Memories & Difficult Spots
  • 51:20 Mishaps
  • 55:30 What Was The End Like?
  • 58:30 What's Next, Timeline

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Freelancing Your Way To Non-Stop Affordable Travel w/ Anna Mazurek

Freelancing Your Way To Non-Stop Affordable Travel w/ Anna Mazurek

October 22, 2019

Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisures and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money:  A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings and traveling more” shows how she has been able to travel nonstop for 10 years on an average income of $30,000, Anna Mazurek from TravelLikeAnna.com. 

Check out the full show notes here!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's & Tortuga Backpacks!

In This Episode

  • 05:33 Travel Is My Life
  • 10:55 Making Freelancing & Travel Work
  • 16:25 Freelancing, Money & Hustling
  • 24:10 Budget Breakdown For Full Time Travel
  • 28:25 Scale Of Travel
  • 31:10 Batching Work vs. Work/Travel Balance
  • 33:40 What Did You "Give Up" For This Life
  • 36:30 Prioritizing & Changed Ways
  • 40:50 Saving Money Tips & Tricks
  • 50:50 Favorite Places
  • 53:10 Travel Mishaps
  • 57:50 What's Next in Travel & Work

 

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Philly: Best Things To Do

Philly: Best Things To Do

October 15, 2019

This is the last episode of our updated Philly Destination Diary (cue sad music) but we are ending it with the best of all...Activites! Yep, we are giving you the must-see sites for adults, kids and everyone in between in this gorgeous city of ours. We hope you have enjoyed the new format for this destination diary and that we have inspired you to come visit the city of brotherly love real soon.

In This Episode

  • 03:50 West To East
  • 07:00 For The Kiddies
  • 11:40 Medical Oddities
  • 13:20 Time For A Visit To The Markets
  • 16:40 History In A Nutshell
  • 21:55 Wandering The Old City
  • 24:10 Concerts
  • 26:10 Sports

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Philly: Best Places To Drink

Philly: Best Places To Drink

October 15, 2019

By now you are well-versed in the neighborhoods you need to stay in, the best places to eat and the best places to start your day (aka breakfast & coffee) but today is all about getting your drink on. Yes, we are diving into the best places in Philly to drink with a focus on beer and cocktails plus we even sorted most of them by neighborhoods to make it easier for you to find them. If you weren't wanting a cold beer before this episode you may by the end!

In This Episode

  • 05:30 Let's Begin with Beer in Spring Garden Area
  • 09:40 Beer in South Philly Area
  • 14:40 Beer in Fishtown Area
  • 25:55 Cocktails
  • 28:10 Distilleries

 

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Philly: Best Breakfast/Brunch and Coffee

Philly: Best Breakfast/Brunch and Coffee

October 8, 2019

We now know which neighborhoods to check out, a ton of places to eat but we are needing something to kick off our day in Philly and this episode fits the bill with the best breakfast/brunch & coffee places in town. Get noshing on some amazing bagels, donuts (with fried chicken), breakfast sandwiches, and french toast and get it all down with the best coffee in Philly. 

In This Episode

  • 04:25 Let's Begin
  • 07:00 Heather's Favorite Coffee
  • 10:40 Foodie Place That Matt G Loves Too
  • 12:00 Beer Bagels
  • 13:30 Donuts & Fried Chicken
  • 16:15 Roasters Jawn
  • 18:40 Get A Shot
  • 19:15 Going Off Script

 

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