Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Croatia vs. Slovenia

Croatia vs. Slovenia

March 24, 2020

Today's Throwdown Showdown we are focusing on two places that we both truly adore, Croatia &. Slovenia.  Which do you want to visit more the pearl of the Adriatic or the nation of caves? 

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP 

We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!.

Who is the winner in your opinion, Croatia or Slovenia? What Showdown Throwdown do you want to hear next? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Get the full show notes here!

In This Episode

  • 07:35 Heather's Love Of Croatia
  • 08:45 Trav's Love of Slovenia
  • 10:55 The Island & Nature Debate
  • 12:20 Too Touristy
  • 15:40 The Cities
  • 20:55 Location, Location, Location
  • 23:35 Battle Of The Foods
  • 27:35 It's All About The $$$
  • 29:06 Coastal Heaven
Ireland vs. Scotland

Ireland vs. Scotland

March 17, 2020

Today's Throwdown Showdown we are focusing on two of the greenest landscaped countries with views to die for, Ireland vs. Scotland.  Does your heart lie with the Emerald Isle or the land of whiskey and bagpipes?

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP 

We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!.

Who is the winner in your opinion, Ireland or Scotland? Who did a better job convincing you, Heather or Trav? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Check out the full show notes here!

In This Episode

  • 06:30 Choosing Your Side
  • 08:25 Transportation
  • 12:15 So Green & Tourism
  • 14:30 It's All About The Pub Life
  • 19:15 The Major Cities
  • 23:15 Roadtrips & Nature
  • 26:12 Isle of Skye vs. Dingle Pennisula
  • 31:50 The Accent Debate
Austin vs. Nashville

Austin vs. Nashville

March 10, 2020

You asked we listened and we will have a lot more 'Throwdown Showdown' shows coming to you! Today the great debate is Austin vs. Nashville. Which location is your favorite?

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP 

We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!.

Who is the winner in your opinion, Austin or Nashville? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Check out the full show notes here!

 

In This Episode

  • 07:50 Going Big To Start: Food
  • 13:15 Time For The Tunes
  • 16:35 What's The Temp?
  • 19:20 Mobility & The Epicenter
  • 20:20 Catch That Ball
  • 24:30 Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • 27:20 Coffee vs Ice Cream
  • 29:10 Closing Arguments
Teaching For Freedom w/ Rachel Story

Teaching For Freedom w/ Rachel Story

March 3, 2020

Joining me today is someone who met her husband at a music festival (although the bag of wine means she doesn’t remember it that well), who has lived in China, Indonesia, and Mexico, and who is always one of my favorite people to talk to, Rachel Story from GratefulGypsies.com.

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP 

We are also being sponsored by the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!.

In This Episode

  • 05:08 Love Of The World
  • 10:50 Music Festivals & Finding Love
  • 19:10 Starting To Travel & Hitting Rock Bottom
  • 28:50 Teaching English In China
  • 37:30 Online English Teaching For Location Independence
  • 46:25 Pro's & Con's Of Online English Teaching
  • 53:25 Best Resources To Learn More
  • 55:25 Tips For Teaching English
  • 59:00 The 3 Prong's Of Digital Nomad Life
  • 01:03:00 Biggest Travel Mishap
  • 01:05:40 Next Travel Stops & Teaching For Freedom Course

 

Have Adventures On The Global Scavenger Hunt w/ Bill Chalmers

Have Adventures On The Global Scavenger Hunt w/ Bill Chalmers

February 25, 2020

Joining me today is the winner of the 1989 Human Race, where he traveled 40,000 miles in 17 days, someone who was named “The World’s Greatest Traveler” by National Geographic Traveler in 2002, and who is the founder and Ringmaster of The Global Scavenger Hunt, Bill Chalmers from GlobalScavengerHunt.com

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP.

Would you want to participate in The Global Scavenger Hunt? Would you do it more for fun or to win? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed by clicking here!

In This Episode

  • 03:40 How Did This All Start
  • 11:40 What Keeps It Going
  • 16:20 This Biggest Changes
  • 22:40 What is The Global Scavenger Hunt
  • 34:45 Type Of People Who Participate
  • 37:55 Figuring Out The Hunt & Dynamics
  • 48:50 Would You Win?
  • 51:00 Keeping People Going & Competition
  • 59:25 How Long Does Planning Take?
  • 01:08:30 Costs To Participate & Spending During The Hunt
  • 01:17:00 Is There Going To Be a 2021 Event?
Remote Working With A Global Career w/ Mike Swigunski

Remote Working With A Global Career w/ Mike Swigunski

February 18, 2020

Joining me today is someone who has been traveling and working from the road for over 2900 days and who has visited 573 cities and 73 countries, Mike Swigunski from GlobalCareerBook.com.

 

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Chase. Check out one of our favorite travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, by going to CreditCards.com/EPOP.

 

Get the full show notes with all the links here!

 

In This Episode

  • 03:45 Counting Countries & Cities
  • 07:10 The City Of Spires: Prague
  • 16:05 Places Not Living up To The Hype
  • 17:50 Finding Jobs Overseas
  • 28:30 New Zealand Working Visa & Hitchhiking Adventure
  • 32:30 Finding Remote Work & Using Your Current Skill Set
  • 40:55 What Job Is Right For You & Pay Scales
  • 45:30 What Is The Competition Like?
  • 46:50 How To Stand Out From The Crowd
  • 53:20 Work/Life/Travel Balance
  • 56:10 Home Bases & Traveling From There
  • 59:50 Travel Mishaps
Best Experiences - 2019 in Review

Best Experiences - 2019 in Review

February 11, 2020

Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out.

Some of those perfect travel days that you couldn't have planned in a million years, but that really stick with you, months later.

Today, Heather and I go through our top 10 experiences of 2019 spanning the globe from the Good Ole USA to Canada to the warmth of sunny Florida and gorgeous Croatia.

What were your favorite experiences of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Get the full show notes here!

In This Episode

  • 05:40 Honorable Mentions
  • 06:35 A Flight Made The List??!!
  • 08:55 The Good Ole USA
  • 13:30 Ohhhh Canada
  • 17:30 NYE + A Wedding
  • 19:20 I Think I Am In Love
  • 24:00 Beach Experiences
  • 35:55 Pacific Northwest With Friends
  • 39:15 Epic Croatia
  • 46:40 Mountain Skiing
  • 52:20 The Sun Came Out
  • 56:15 Viva Mexico
  • 58:45 Our Number One's
Best Desserts - 2019 in Review

Best Desserts - 2019 in Review

February 4, 2020

We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, key lime bars to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing.

Today Heather and I go through our top 8 desserts (16 total + 1 honorable mention) from 2019, from hometown to widely available to cities around the world, if it's delicious, it's on the list!

What was your favorite dessert of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Get the full show notes with all the links discussed in today's episode here!

In This Episode

  • 03:50 Honorable Mention
  • 05:10 Starting Off With An Old Favorite 
  • 07:50 Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 10:25 Keeping It Local
  • 14:45 Doughnut Crazed
  • 16:30 Portland Pride
  • 20:45 Ice Cream In Florida
  • 23:35 Number 3/2
  • 28:25 More Doughnuts
  • 32:25 Number Ones
Best Beers - 2019 in Review

Best Beers - 2019 in Review

January 28, 2020

2019 was a great year for beer!

Listen to hear our best beer experiences of 2019 and since Heather was pregnant for most of the year, Trav had to really step up and carry the "burden" of beer drinking for 2019. You can only imagine how distraught this made him (queue sarcasm).

What was your favorite beer or brewery of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Check out the show notes with links to everywhere we talked about on the episode page.

In This Episode

  • 05:30 Keeping It Local
  • 11:55 Colorado Love
  • 13:50 Bringing It Back Home
  • 16:25 Deliciousness In The North 
  • 20:15 Portland Pride
  • 23:30 Number 1
Best Wines: 2019 Year In Review

Best Wines: 2019 Year In Review

January 21, 2020

We return with Part 5 of 8 in our Year in Review Series!

It is the bonus episode all about wine! Instead of grouping coffee and wine together, Heather thought it deserved its own episode and she was right (like normal). Join us today as Heather shares her top 6 wines from around the world in 2019.

Check out Part 1: Superlatives

Check out Part 2: Travel Stats

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Check out Part 4: Best Coffee

What was your favorite wine of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Check out the show notes with all the links on the episode page!

In This Episode

  • 06:20 Honorable Mentions
  • 07:20 Starting Off At Home
  • 09:15 We Love Canada
  • 10:55 Europe Does It Right
  • 13:50 Prince Edward County
  • 18:00 Drum Roll Please...