Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
S1E5:  Numbers & Stats: Nerds Unite!

S1E5: Numbers & Stats: Nerds Unite!

November 2, 2021

Ok numbers nerds, it's time to have some fun.  In this episode, we break down all the important numbers you should be looking at before you purchase a property to make sure it's a home run AND all the numbers you should be monitoring after you purchase to make sure your property is optimized to it's fullest potential. 

Knowing your numbers is absolutely key to having a successful short term rental (as we learned during our "meh" period in Philly) - so whether you're someone who loves the numbers or someone who shies away from them, you've got to know them, so have a listen.

S1E4:  To Manage or Not To Manage - That is the Question (of this episode)

S1E4: To Manage or Not To Manage - That is the Question (of this episode)

October 29, 2021

Should you manage your own short term rental or should you hire a property manager?  We've done both - and learned a bunch of lessons.  We break down the pros and cons of each, tell you about to best automate the process if you are self-managing, give you advice on how to make sure you are finding a good property manager, and, of course, share our opinion on which we prefer!

S1E3:  Middle of the Road vs. Magical

S1E3: Middle of the Road vs. Magical

October 19, 2021

Secretly, this was our favorite episode of the season to record (whoops, guess it isn't a secret anymore) and that's because this is our "secret sauce" to our short term rental success.  95% of hosts don't think about this - and we didn't either when we got our first Philly STR's - and that's why their listings end up being middle of the road.  But after a learning curve, we've been able to go from having middle of the road listings to magical ones (which also means more money!) and we dive in to both the big picture and small picture reasons why in this episode.

S1E2:  Finding Your First Short Term Rental (STR)

S1E2: Finding Your First Short Term Rental (STR)

October 12, 2021

Today, we share 3 different methods to finding your first short term rental - including one that might be hiding right under your nose.  We've done 2 of the 3 methods (and have friends who do the 3rd) and we talk about the pros and cons of each model and which we prefer - and why.  

S1E1: Our Journey to Short Term Rental Success

S1E1: Our Journey to Short Term Rental Success

October 5, 2021

In Season 1, we are breaking down how we achieved real estate success with short term rentals (STR) and how you can do the same.  In this first episode, we will give the ENTIRE story of our journey - from when we first started thinking about buying real estate to why we bought 5 properties in 1.5 years (and then sold all 5 in the last 3 months) and what we are planning for the future.

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”.

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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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