Travel Podcast - Travel inspiration and tips to help you travel more
Summary: Caz and Craig Makepeace have Australia's biggest travel blog, ytravelblog.com They have been living and travelling around the world since 97, both solo, as a couple and now as a family. They've been featured as travel experts in mainstream media and campaigns with Expedia, Qantas, Canon and Nissan plus many more. On this travel podcast they share their tips and travel stories to inspire you to travel more and create better memories. Each month they have two interviews with people who are doing inspiring things through travel. They also dedicate an episode to updating you with their travel stories, tips and highlights. They also have an answer their readers/listeners most pressing travel questions each month.
We had heard a lot about Chris Ball through a mutual friend. And then we met him at #SoMeT13AU We enjoyed hearing his story and his passion for travel and adventure so asked if he'd love to chat with us on our travel podcast. Chris is the founder of Adventure Honey, a place that connects travellers with local adventure tour operators in Thailand. I was inspired by his love for adventure and his desire to help those in poverty. Chris started his travels after realizing his heart was not fully in his corporate career. He decided to follow his heart and hit the travel adventure road instead. When you have adventures like cycling along the Rhine river in Europe and kayaking the dead sea which finished with Israeli soldiers putting guns at your head, you could say he made the right decision! Listen to hear: Tips for making your travels adventurous How to overcome your fear of travel Why you should just get started Wisdom such as "Getting out of your comfort zone is where you learn so much about yourself" Why you should spend to leave a positive impact The story behind Adventure Honey, how it can help you as a traveller and the positive impact it is having on local communities. Connect with Chris and Adventure Honey Website: Adventure Honey Facebook: Twitter Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss another inspiring interview.
Want to know how to use Instagram like a rock star? I think I had only been with Lauren Bath for a few hours on our T-Qual tick race back in March when I knew I wanted to interview her on our travel podcast. I knew who she was as I followed her on Instagram. Her photos were amazing and I assumed that she must have edited the bejeezus out of them. No one could take such great photos straight up. Wrong! Trust me, I scrutinized her for 8 whole days on our trip. She does very little editing through Snapseed. Basically, what you see is what she has shot as she sees it through the frame. It wasn't really her photography, or her 270,000 Instagram followers that had me pumped up to interview her, it was her passion for what she does, her story, and her generous nature. Lauren loves this new travel photography world she has created quite by accident, and will sit with you for hours just to show you how you can embrace photography and kick ass at it. She's seriously a rock star person. You don't want to miss this podcast chat. Listen to hear: How she went from chef to photographer through instagram. Simple photography tips. How to take perfect sunrise and sunset photos. Best equipment to use. How to rock on Instagram! Press play now: Connect with Lauren Instagram: @laurenepbath Facebook: Pirie Bath Photography Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss another inspiring interview. Share this podcast with anyone you know who would love this inspiration. What's one thing you learned from Lauren? What's one tip you can share?
Do you feel like happiness is an endless pursuit? It's always out there and the more you run towards it, the more you seem to stumble? It seems we are always told the goal in life is to reach happiness. But is it? Are we killing our own chance at finding it with the eternal pursuit? We spoke the other day of the idea that travel as a form of escapism is a smart idea. It's a running to a life that leaves behind all the doubts, worries, regrets and hopes and places you right in the now. Why do you think travellers seem such a happy bunch? On this weeks travel podcast interview I chat with Britt Reints, founder of In Pursuit of Happiness. Miss Britt is obsessed with the idea of happiness, she discovered what happiness really means through a process of reinvention and through her travels across the USA with her family in an RV. She also shares her happiness wisdom in her book, An Amateur's Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness. Here's one of my favourite quotes from the book: It's an enlightening chat and I had goosies many times as I heard Britt speaking the wisdom and beliefs of my own heart. I love this stuff - it makes me so happy! Click play to hear: How to find happiness What does the pursuit of happiness mean for our other emotions? Will we no longer feel sadness? How to survive in a small RV with two kids How travel contributed to her sense of happiness How to integrate back into society once the travel is over How to connect with Miss Britt: Website Book: An amateur's guide to the pursuit of happiness Twitter Facebook You can read more of my ideas on how we are confusing happiness and peace here
There are so many people who have managed to create a lifestyle of travel that most people dream about. The problem is that most people stop at the dreaming without realizing they actually can create the same for themselves. You can. I want you to believe that. This week's podcast intervew with Johanna Castro from ZigaZag.com will help you to see how you really can create a life of travel. You just have to take the first step. And you really do not have to know what is waiting for you with each step after. As Jo said, Every person we have interviewed on our podcast has said the same thing, "I had this burning desire to explore, I didn't know what I was doing, I didn't really have much money, but I just went and I'm still going." Yes, years later they are still going. Look at us, 15 years after taking the first step, we're still making travel a lifestyle. But, let's forget about us, let's listen to Jo who has been travelling for over 25 years. Yep, and with 2 children as well. Jo is an extraordinary woman who inspires me to continue this travel life of ours. I love listening to her stories and taking on board her wisdom. She has a kind and generous soul and I simply adore her. It was during this interview that I finally felt at peace with the decision to travel with our children. Jo's two children are now adults, but spent their whole life traveling with Jo and her husband. They went to 9 schools around the world. Were there challenges? Of course, but no more than you'll find in real life. I love how Jo said, "To understand the benefits, you need to know the losses." Such beautiful wisdom. And when you hear Jo explain the benefits travel has brought to her children and their family life you won't care about those challenges, you'll be packing your bags today. Oh, she gives you some awesome tips to ensure the process is a valuable one. Jo has worked around the world, lived around the world, and has a gypsy heart. She is currently based in Bunbury Western Australia and is passionate about sharing the beauty of this small town with the rest of the world. This is one podcast interview you don't want to miss. Jo will show you how a lifetime of travel is not as difficult as you think and one that is well worth pursing. Click play now: Connect with Johanna from ZigaZag Website: ZigaZag and Lifestyle Fifty Twitter: @JohannaACastro Google+ Some quotes I loved from Jo:
On this week's travel podcast, we interview Bret Love from Green Global Travel. Bret is a journalist, most notably in the music scene, but has also written for many travel publications. He and his partner Mary launched Green Global Travel because they are passionate about eco-tourism, and believe in its potential to help save the world’s precious nature and wildlife by encouraging sustainable practices that both benefit and respect local indigenous cultures. Click to hear: How you can best travel in a way that conserves the Earth and its cultures. How Bret started traveling (cool story about singing at the Vatican). How Bret has created a lifestyle of travel. Bret's Eco-Adventure Tourism plans. What inspired him to start his travel blog. Just how fascinating he is! Connect with Bret on Green Global Travel at: Website: http://greenglobaltravel.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenGlobalTravel Twitter: @greenglobaltrvl Google+ Want to hear more awesome podcast interviews, click here to access the library and Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Leave a comment below and tell us who you would love to hear us interview and any questions you have for Bret!
Welcome to another episode of our travel podcast - this is May's Q & A where we answer our readers travel questions. Click play to hear: How to not over pack How to get a business upgrade on flights Tips for moving to a new country TEFL suggestions The best paid jobs around the world How hard is it to make money travel blogging Further Reading Sign up for our free Top 9 travel tips series How to teach around the world Working holidays around the world Travel blogging: The Ultimate list of travel blogging resources Packing tips: here and here Last month's Q & A where we talk about free flights and frequent flyer points, (Stay tuned next week will be a post on this!) Many thanks to all those who asked questions. This will be a monthly feature on the podcast. So don’t be shy ask your questions for next month’s episode. Easiest step: reply in the comments below with your question. Email us at cazcraig [at] ytravelblog [dot] com Please put Podcast Question in the subject line. On Facebook each month we will put a call out for questions. So stay tuned. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode.
This week's travel podcast interview is with the sweet, funny and very wise Torre De Roche of Fearful Adventurer. Torre has also just released her first book, "Love with a Chance of Drowning" a true story of her adventure sailing across the Pacific Ocean with her Argentinian boyfriend, Ivan. Not only will this story entertain you, and motivate you to jump in a leaky boat to explore remote islands only brave sailors can reach, it will inspire you to step on through your fears to live the life you really want. I loved the book and I loved my interview with Torre. She has so much wisdom to share about kicking fear in the teeth! Click to hear: How you can still live the life you want despite your fears. What it's like to live on a small boat for two years on the world's biggest ocean. How Torre went from blogger and self-publisher to having a book deal and the options to a movie of her book sold. What Torre's motto for life is (I LOVE it). How her sailing adventure changed her. Connect with Torre You can get Torre's book here. Torre is also giving away a $1,000 round trip flight on her blog. Enter here Visit Fearful Adventurer and connect with Torre on Facebook and Twitter Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast so you don't miss another inspiring interview.
In this weeks travel podcast we share our April travel stories, updates and news. Click to hear: Our experience in the Whitsunday Islands Why Airlie Beach is good for backpackers and families. What we thought about Australia's best beach. Our big upcoming travel plans. The best on the blog for the month. Our recommendations for the month inspiring you to travel. Press play now (or right-click to download) Related posts Here are the links to the posts talked about in the podcast How do you take your coffee? I walked over piles of broken glass- meh so what? Whitehaven Beach- one perfect day I want to know your secret How to find cheap flights on the internet-- a sneaky trick Can we ask you a favour? If you love our travel podcast and what we do then please share it with someone you know who would love to get inspired to travel more. Thank you!
We are so excited to share this week's travel podcast interview with Wandering Earl. Earl has been travelling the world since 1999. He shares with us oodles of tips and inspiration to show you how you can do it to. Click play to hear: How easy it really can be to travel the world. Why Earl chooses to travel to places like Iran and Pakistan (Share your thoughts in the comments below). The different ways you can make money while travelling. All about Earl's personal tours he now runs. Listen now: You can find Earl at Wandering Earl Facebook Click here for Earl's How to work on a cruise ebook Share this podcast with anyone you know who would love this inspiration.
We put out the call last week for our readers / listeners to ask us any of their pressing travel related questions. We have answered them on our latest travel podcast down below. Click to hear: Creative ways to get free flights. How we manage travel and blogging with our kids and what we'll do about school. How safe Thailand is for solo female travellers. How to financially plan for more travel. How to keep party happy teens safe while travelling. Is the North or South island in New Zealand better? Click to listen now: Further reading Here are a few links with further reading for the topics we discussed on the podcast. Female solo travel tips Saving tips for world travel Finding the money to travel New Zealand Cheap international flights All our best posts can be found here Don't forget to subscribe to our free travel tips series Many thanks to all those who asked questions. This will be a monthly feature on the podcast. So don't be shy ask your questions for next month's episode Easiest step: reply in the comments below with your question Email us at cazcraig [at] ytravelblog [dot] com Please put Podcast Question in the subject line On Facebook each month we will put a call out for questions. So stay tuned.
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The y Travel Cafe podcast is back!! Sorry for our absence. The birth of Savannah and the craziness of blogging on the Great Crusade took over. On this podcast episode 8 I interview Craig about New Zealand and the Great Crusade experience. Read more about Craigs adventures on the Great Crusade our Ultimate Travel Adventure […]
The y Travel Cafe podcast is back!! Sorry for our absence. The birth of Savannah and the craziness of blogging on the Great Crusade took over. On this podcast episode 8 I interview Craig about New Zealand and the Great