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.
With all of this cheap airfare and a good economy, we are starting to experience concepts like Over-tourism, dealing with increased carbon footprints, the destruction of the coral reefs, the fires in Australia, and uncontrolled pollution from single use plastics. I recently heard Traveling Jackie give a keynote at TBEX in Billings, MT about responsible travel - so I invited her on the show to give us some food for thought on how we can start to create a more sustainable vision for our travels.
What is like to travel to Antarctica? What is it like to travel to the Arctic Ocean? My guest Lisa Lisa Marquardt of The Hot Flash Packer blog found by traveling to both in 2019. Join me as we discuss how she did it and get tips on how we can travel to one or the other.
We spend much of our time looking around for places to travel. But how often do you look up? Join me as I interview Valerie Stimac, the author of Lonely Planet's Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism, as we look at dark sky designated viewing areas, how to travel to eclipse and aurora viewing areas, see meteor showers, and search the galaxies.
We’re heading to an area rich with old west history. So prepare for some stories, characters, and a much more laid back feel in the high desert of Carson Valley. And when you hear that term desert, don’t let it fool you, this is very fertile land full of ranches, farmlands, incredible scenery, and the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery where I’ll take you around this state-of-the-art soil to bottle eco-system.
Welcome to the final two episodes of Season One. I’m going to take you along with me to two tourist destinations, one is South Lake Tahoe, which is known as a ski-resort destination, but I visited it during the shoulder season to see what it offered. Join me in a theatre of the mind presentation where we'll check out Heavenly Gondola, Epic Discovery, the MS Dixie II, great places for food and whiskey (since I'm gearing up for my new podcast Whiskey Lore) and a few surprises along the way.
It's always great to catch up with travelers I've met on social media and this week, I had a chance to catch up with Clayton Hensley aka @KnoxRoadTripper. Having worked in Knoxville for both television and newspapers, he's taken his flair for writing about East Tennessee and his family travels and turned it into a blog. I wanted to chat with him about where he travels to, how he engages his kids, and find out more about what he likes to do in and around East Tennessee.
Meet Vicky Sosa, a South Florida native that decided to boot the 9-5 lifestyle for an opportunity to see the world. Starting with a blog and a part time job, she asked her boss if she could work remotely and now she is house-sitting and getting to experience the world all with her stuffed travel mate Buddy the Traveling Monkey. In this week's episode we'll chat about: Miami Penguins Abseiling vs jumping out of airplanes Buddy and TSA Relying on your Facebook community
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.