Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
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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Greatest Hits: 40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

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

July 6, 2021

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 on Instagram @ExtraPackOfPeanuts

 

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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Greatest Hits: Beginner Traveler’s Guide To Going Nomad / Jason Robinson

Greatest Hits: Beginner Traveler’s Guide To Going Nomad / Jason Robinson

June 29, 2021

We are bringing you one of our favorite episodes (& yours too) from this last year for this greatest hits episode!

 

Have you been dragging your feet about going nomadic? Are you coming up with every excuse possible to talk yourself out of it? Are you ready to get out of your own way?

Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment is here today to talk about his new book The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad, the importance of facing fear, and why it is never too late to live the life you have always dreamed about. 

If you are sick of making excuses, living solely in your comfort zone, and waiting for the so-called 'perfect time' to make the leap into a travel life, then this episode is for you!

 

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

In This Episode

  • 02:45 The Beginner Travelers Guide To Going Nomad
  • 06:15 A Lonely Passport Stamp & Planting The Seed
  • 10:05 How Location Independence Became Tangible
  • 16:45 Extending Your Comfort Zone + Hosteling & Airbnb
  • 25:05 Get Started Local & Then Go Abroad
  • 29:30 Misconceptions & Perspectives
  • 31:50 Confidence Expansion & Retraction Paradox
  • 33:20 The Idea Of "Wasted Time" & Paying Off 50k In Debt
  • 40:00 Making Big Shifts In Your Life
  • 42:55 Realities Of Location Independence
  • 46:10 The Nomad Experiment(s)
  • 49:45 Living Out Of His Jeep & Pulling Teeth In Budapest
  • 01:00:10 A Guide To Help You Travel More
  • 01:06:10 Getting Out Of Your Own Way & Doing It In Steps

 

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Netflix Filmed a Movie At Our House:  Here’s The Scoop

Netflix Filmed a Movie At Our House: Here’s The Scoop

June 15, 2021

Did you know that Netflix filmed a movie in our home? Today we are talking all about how they found us, what the process was like before & during filming, and how it all went down now that they are done. This was definitely a hectic but very fun experience and we can't wait to share it with you, Enjoy!

Do you have any other questions that we didn't answer? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

In This Episode

  • 06:00 How They Found Us
  • 08:55 What Movie Is Being Filmed
  • 12:40 Scouting For Films, Set Designs, & Huge Kudos
  • 19:50 Celebrities In Our Home + Kate's IG Stories In Our Kitchen
  • 22:50 Why We Ended Up Out Of Our Home For Weeks
  • 26:45 Working In Chaos, Pivoting, & Flexibility
  • 30:05 Interesting To See How Much Screen Time The House Gets
  • 31:45 How Far They Go To Make A Place Work For A Film
  • 34:10 Interesting Tidbits Of Filmmaking

 

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Best Small Towns In The US

Best Small Towns In The US

June 9, 2021

We got the idea for this episode from a Travel & Leisure article on the 11 Best Small Towns in America which allowed for places with 15,000 people or less but we aren't putting population restrictions on this list. If we consider it a small town or it has a strong small-town feel then it is in! We are sharing our top 15 places and, of course, there are a ton of honorable mentions for places we want to go but haven't yet.

If you are wanting to get back on the road, wanting a slower pace, and craving that small-town feel then this episode will spur some wanderlust & a go-to list worth embarking on.

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

Did your favorite small town make the list? Which small town did we miss that should have been included? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

In This Episode

  • 11:35 Honorable Mentions
  • 14:40 On The East Coast
  • 31:40 In The South
  • 35:05 Going To The Midwest
  • 36:40 Mountain Town Time
  • 39:45 Old West Gun Fight 
  • 41:15 Home Of Our Best Restuarant In The US 
  • 42:50 West Coast Living
  • 47:25 Last Town On The List

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12 Skills in 12 Countries in 12 Months w/ Mike Savas

12 Skills in 12 Countries in 12 Months w/ Mike Savas

June 1, 2021

What will be (or was) your mid-life awakening? Have you followed your curiosity, passion, and love of travel to create the opportunities for your dream life?

Today's guest is Mike Savas from Savas On The Go, who is currently on what he deems as his mid-life awakening which will include learning 12 skills in 12 countries in 12 months. Mike is learning from master's in all the skills he has sought out in the places of their greatness with only one month allotted for each location.

If you have skills you have always wanted to explore but never gave yourself the permission, time, or focus to do that in the location of its significance then join Mike as he weaves his way through 12 months of travel & self-exploration.

What would your 12 skills in 12 countries look like? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.

 

In This Episode

  • 03:10  A Month In The Making Project: The Mid-Life Awakening
  • 04:50 The List Of Skills
  • 08:35 Freediving In The Bahamas & The End Goal Per Month Per Skill
  • 20:00 Finding The Masters & Getting Them Onboard
  • 22:30 Conservation Ranger In Kenya: Making Plans & Taking Risks
  • 24:50 Concerns But No Pauses & Overcoming Fears
  • 26:45 What Has Been The Most Demanding On His Mind & Body
  • 33:00 How To Avoid Burnout In Work & Travel
  • 36:50 Which Skills Will He Keep Up In The Future
  • 43:45 What Skills Does He Want To Learn But Won't Be Able To For This Project
  • 49:00 Why You Don't Need To Be The Best: Just Enjoy The Process
  • 52:40 Ranking The Skills Based On Excitement To Learn

 

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