Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Where We‘ve Been + Podcast Changes

Where We‘ve Been + Podcast Changes

September 24, 2021

Here's the story behind our podcast hiatus (involving Netflix, multiple houses, a 26' Uhaul, and some other shenanigans) plus a peek in to the future of the EPOP podcast, including letting YOU decide what's next.

Greatest Hits: Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott

Greatest Hits: Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott

September 14, 2021

In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India.

While quarantining in her home in Denver - she used her time to work on a new Ebook, Where to Go, and When. The book provides inspirational ideas of where to travel each month (for when we can travel again). For each month she chose 3 destinations to satisfy different travel styles (epic adventure, domestic trip, and an international trip or festival) with a short overview of the interesting, cool and quirky things to do there. The destinations were chosen based on trips Sherry has actually done over her 14 years as a travel blogger. My good friend and incredible writer and photographer - one of the OG’s of travel blogging - Sherry Ott from Ottsworld.com.

What is your favorite place to go in a specific month? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

In This Episode

  • 05:20 Homebasing After Being Nomadic For 11 Years
  • 12:00 How Fast Was She Moving As A Digital Nomad
  • 17:25 Do You Still Want The New Places Or The Comforts Of Places You've Been
  • 19:15 How The Pandemic Has Affected Sherry's Life & The Positives Of It All
  • 25:45 Exploring The West Via Road Trips
  • 33:30 Flirting & Planning For Future Travels
  • 36:30 Where To Go & When Travel Book
  • 38:50 Travel By Month
  • 42:00 Destinations That Are Surprising & Fun
  • 50:30 Lesser-Known Options & Trusting Advice From People Who Have Been There
  • 57:30 Save & Splurge: What Do You Save On & What Do You Splurge On
  • 01:05:30 Biggest Travel Mishap

 

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

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

August 31, 2021

Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisure, 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. 

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

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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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Greatest Hits: The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

Greatest Hits: The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules

August 24, 2021

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 some of 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.

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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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Greatest Hits: Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

Greatest Hits: Living In The Moment w/ Kim & Scott Goyette

August 17, 2021

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!

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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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Greatest Hits: Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

Greatest Hits: Van Life As A Female Traveler w/ Sydney Febrache

August 10, 2021

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.

 

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

 

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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Greatest Hits: The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

Greatest Hits: The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

August 3, 2021

Today I have the amazing Chase Boehringer from The Bucketlist LIfestyle on the show and he has had the honor to be on the Price Is Right, he has spontaneously walked into an airport and bought a ticket, and has currently crossed off 80 out of 100 bucket list items. This is a very fun conversation that will probably get you the motivation to start attacking your bucket list!

Do you have a bucket list? How many items have you been able to check off so far and do you have plans to get more checked off? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

In This Episode

  • 03:40 Top 3 Bucket List Items Crossed Off & Still To Do
  • 07:40 The Story Of Chase's Bucket List
  • 17:00 Best Version Of Yourself & Growth
  • 22:40 Transition To Full-Time Traveler
  • 33:40 Positives & Negatives & Adventures
  • 46:15 Best Advice On Embarking On Creating A Bucket List
  • 50:55 The Price Is Right
  • 56:55 Biggest Travel Mishaps

 

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Greatest Hits: From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd

Greatest Hits: From An Office To An Adventure w/ Otto Ecroyd

July 28, 2021

Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, and who has gotten lost, stuck, and confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down

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

What long-distance adventure are you wanting to conquer? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

In This Episode

  • 03:00 Learning On The Go
  • 04:05 Leveling Up & Where It All Started
  • 09:45 Wanting To Do It To Actually Doing it
  • 15:30 Alaska Adventure
  • 19:30 Falling Forward & Planning At The Same Time
  • 23:20 Am I Gonna Quit?
  • 27:55 Being So Remote 
  • 30:35 Differences & Similarities Between All The Locations
  • 35:55 Gear Used & Tossed Along The Way
  • 40:40 Timeframe & End Date
  • 44:25 The Longest Stretches
  • 46:30 Biggest Lessons Learned
  • 48:50 Post Trip Life
  • 55:50 No Rules Needed
  • 56:30 Learning About Writing & Publishing A Book
  • 59:30 Unexpected Highlights & Biggest Mishap

 

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Greatest Hits: Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

Greatest Hits: Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

July 20, 2021

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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Motivating Your Creative Maniac Mind

Motivating Your Creative Maniac Mind

July 15, 2021

Are you looking to reinspire your heart and build new habits that allow you to dream bigger and take action towards your ideal life? Do you feel a transformation is needed to get you on the path that leads to your true happiness?

Today's guest is Heath Armstrong from RageCreate.com, who has just launched the latest Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck 2.0 on Kickstarter, so definitely go check that out. This isn't your "normal" affirmations deck because it is made to motivate your creative maniac mind which is something that all travel lovers and entrepreneurs need more of on a daily basis. 

Heath & I are diving deep into building habits on your terms, the transformations that come from following your true path, battling resistance gremlins, and why your thoughts matter more than anything else in life. I am not overly woo-woo but Heath breaks down the power behind the mind and how you create your story through your thoughts and beliefs in a fun and easily digestible way.

What do you do to motivate your creative mind? Will you be grabbing a sweet-ass affirmation deck? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

In This Episode

  • 00:50  Building Habits & Happiness Through Journaling
  • 07:35 Being Grateful For What You Have & Also Knowing It's Not Right For You
  • 14:45 Battling Resistance Gremlins
  • 22:10 Affirmations & Why They Work
  • 34:15 Re-evaluating Life During Hard Times & Rebuilding From There
  • 44:15 Tailoring Your Life To What You Want & Makes You Happy
  • 49:15 What Have You Learned About Patience
  • 53:15 Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck 2.0

 

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