Travel Fuels Life
Summary: The Travel Fuels Life podcast encourages, educates, and inspires you to put away the excuses and move forward into a life where you live your dreams of travel. During our weekly visits, host Drew Hannush talks with a wide range of travelers from solo adventure travelers, to family travelers, to digital nomads and even 9 to 5'ers that are finding a way to get out and experience the world. Join in on the fun and start living the life you know you want to live.
Lori Sweet and Sylvio Roy of VoyageWriters.com join me this week to talk about Galapagos - the experience, planning your time, regulations and fees, biodiversity/history, and whether you plan on your own or use an agency. And hear some exciting news about the introduction of whiskey-lore.com
This week we're talking to Greg and Betsy Ball of EuroTravelCoach.com who sold their home in Texas to live 9 months of the year in Europe. They're going to fill us in on some of the techniques they use to survive and thrive on the road for that length of time with no permanent residence including how to deal with the Schengen Zone.
After 4 weeks of talking about optimizing our money for travel, it's time we spent a couple of weeks on how to generate income or find ways to creatively source the travel gift that money gives us. So this week, I'll talk with Shane and Jocelyn Sams - two teachers from Kentucky who stumbled into a way to make money so they could travel using knowledge they already had. And they now share that knowledge with others. We'll find out how this all lead to their location independent lifestyle.
Brother and sister reunite as we give both male and female packing tips to avoid those pesky and sometimes very expensive baggage fees. We'll tell you what we have in our bags as well as some handy tips to get through TSA and we'll even tell you what bag we're using that can save you all of this money. And see photos of the items we packed and a list of those items out at travelfuelslife.com/baggage
In our four part series on helping you optimize and maximize your dollars so you can increase your travel and travel lifestyle, I talk with Scott's Cheap Flights Co-Founder Scott Keyes. We talk about how he got started finding cheap flights and grew his newsletter to over 1.6 million subscribers. We also talk about how you find mistake fares, strategies for pulling the trigger on great deals, and some of the best deals they've found.
In this second episode featuring Brandon Neth of FinanceBuzz.com, we talk loyalty programs and how they fit into the miles and points game. From airlines to car rentals, hotels to meals, we'll find out how to maximize those points and stack them to get optimal benefits. It's a week where you'll learn to squeeze out value from every credit card and loyalty program opportunity.
My guest this week is Brandon Neth. Brandon works on both social media and audience growth management for FinanceBuzz.com and he also runs a powerful Facebook Group called FBZ Elite - Travel and Points (private Facebook Group). Brandon has mastered the art of getting and using miles and points and he's going to share his knowledge with us during this two part power packed episode. Even if you're experienced with miles and points, there is likely something here you'll learn that you didn't know.
Join me as I talk with Angela DiLoreto of Fitting In Adventure about her recent cruise to Alaska and her other cruising adventures to Greece, Cuba, and Mexico. We'll talk about good experiences, bad experiences, tips on getting the best deal, and more.
Imagine selling everything you own, fixing up a van and driving with no firm destination. Brie and Shawn are two thirtysomething's that did just that. We'll talk about how they got started, how things are going, and how to plan the seeds of travel in your partner's mind. And check out the show notes on TravelFuelsLife.com/Podcasts
This Spring I returned from my first trip to Scotland, but I almost didn't. I fell in love with a lot of things about the place and it seemed like the perfect subject for a podcast. So here are the Top 10 things I learned about Scotland that I didn't know before I went.
What is up with our food supply? It took 24 episodes for me to finally push myself into a controversial subject. But it was my body, not my mind, that told me I needed to raise awareness on this issue. The issue is the quality of our American food supply. This is an issue that I've dealt with in the past via various food intolerances, but suddenly, after a trip to Europe for 21 days, I can no longer seem to process gluten. What gives?
Having visited 48 states, I found Hawaii and North Dakota remaining as my two last states to conquer. While researching both, I found that the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor's Center had a club called the "Best for Last Club." And I couldn't resist setting up an interview with Danni Riley, the Visitor Experience Manager at the visitor's center to find out more about it and then to go through the ceremony. Join me as we chat North Dakota and what it has to offer when you save it for your last state.
My whole life, I've been given this picture of what Ireland is like. On my first trip there, I got a chance to confirm or dispel all that I had heard. In my top 10, I'll focus on what I learned about Irish history, language, stereotypes, a much maligned Irish food, Guinness beer, and more.
It has remained a grand mystery all of my life. What is it like to drive on the left side of the road? And how easy would it be for me to do it? My first step was to find some information on the Internet, but I wasn't finding any comfort and little constructive information. So I just packed the bag, rented a car and took off on a road trip through Ireland and Scotland. My original plan was to drive an automatic in Ireland and a manual in Scotland. Find out how it turned out.
After spending most of my time promoting other places, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about the town I called home for 19 years. Once a thriving tourist destination during the time of George Vanderbilt, Asheville died away for many years and became a retirement community. Now it's back like a phoenix from the ashes. Join me and Marilyn Ball of "Speaking of Travel" this week on Travel Fuels Life.