Travel Fuels Life show

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.

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 Danni Riley | North Dakota and the Best For Last Club | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:33

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.

 Top 10 Things I Learned About Ireland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:51

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.

 First Time Driving on the Left Side of the Road | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:31

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.

 Talking Asheville North Carolina with Podcaster Marilyn Ball | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:59

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.

 Starting an Italian Villa and Enjoying Southern Italy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:36

Join me this week as I talk with Paul Cappelli and Steven Crutchfield, two American entrepreneurs who decided to turn their Italian Villa into a business. We'll also talk about some of the quirks that Italians find interesting about Americans and vice versa. Also, we have some outtakes on our YouTube channel about delicious Italian foods you should try, issues with learning Italian, and what riled some people up about Paul and Steven's podcast.

 The Distillery Tour Experience in Scotland and Kentucky with Whiskey Is My Yoga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:37

Please be of legal drinking age in your local area to listen. As I get ready for my Castles and Drams Tour of Scotland, I take the opportunity to chat with Leslie McBride of Whiskey Is My Yoga, to tap her experiences from her trip to Glasgow and Islay, and to also discuss Kentucky bourbon tours and other whiskies we should be paying attention to. Join me for a fun episode, talking spirits. And make sure to subscribe to stay in touch with my upcoming trip and more travel info in each episode.

 Nishchal Dua | Discovering the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: For Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and HR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:57

If you're interested in being a digital nomad, or if you're an entrepreneur or a company that wonders what the benefits of having a remote work force might be, check out this week's episode. My special guest is Nishchal Dua, the founder of The Remote Work Summit, the world's largest online conference specifically devoted to remote work.

 Chef Dennis | Talking Food, Blogging and Culinary Travel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:59

What makes a great travel experience? Seeing amazing places or having amazing food? This week, I chat with a food blogging and social media influencing pioneer Chef Dennis. Our conversation will focus around food quality in the U.S. and around the world, how to find great restaurant experiences, attempting foods that fit the local culture, and we'll even chat about what happens to rocket scientists when they retire.

 Pete and Drew | Taking The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:43

Back in 2012, my friend Pete Kirby and I took off for the Northeastern United States to see as many baseball games and stadiums as we could see in 7 days. Join us as we recall how we first met watching a baseball game on TV at the radio station we worked at, and then discuss each of the stops we made on our 7 day journey. And, for a bonus, we each talk about our top 5 favorite ballparks in the bonus video available on YouTube at

 Park Ranger John | Planning a Visit to America's National Parks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:48

If you're planning to see some national parks in the United States, I've got a special guest who has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. His name is John Tillison and he spent 20 years as a park ranger, helping maintain our parks, informing visitors through interpretive programs, and through law enforcement. John started a blog helping people get concise and targeted information about our 418 nationally managed park destinations and 61 official national parks.

 Drew Hannush | The Top Ten Things I Learned On My First Trip To Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:08

So, I've traveled all around the United States and Canada, and I've got a good start in Europe. But right in my backyard is Mexico and it's been sorely neglected in terms of me planning trips there. So, join me as I recount some of the important, curious, and sometimes funny things I discovered during my time south of the border.

 Ilene and Brock | Getting Started on a Nomadic Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:45

What's it like to get started on a nomadic lifestyle? Join me as I discuss this very subject with a couple who are making their way through Costa Rica on a journey to a new lifestyle. Ilene Valencia and Brock Bover discuss: The decision to live the nomadic lifestyle How they got started The reaction of friends and family How to start a life of minimalist living Logistics of living on the road Sustainable travel The day to day experience of Costa Rica

 Drew Hannush | Living the 9-5 Travel Lifestyle in Hawaii and Las Vegas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:52

As an entrepreneur, I have developed a way to add more travel to my life, while keeping two businesses running at the same time. It started with optimizing the office and getting my staff trained. But it also included developing systems of communication and developing strategies that allowed me to create itineraries that helped me have quality downtime while on trips, but also make sure I was maximizing my work and keeping my quality standards at their highest. How do I do it all?

 Jessica and Samuel Bouter | Working with a Bespoke Travel Agent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:16

Are you like me and you've spent your life avoiding travel agents because you think you can get a better deal on your own, you enjoy planning and don't want to give it up, or because you think its going to cost you more? Well, I needed some schooling on the subject, so I invited Jessica and Samuel Bouter of Away On Voyage to discuss the purpose of using a travel agent, and specifically a bespoke travel agent.

 Paul Kyriazi | How to Travel Like James Bond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:40

After meeting Paul in the first episode, we'll now tackle those important factors that go into traveling with a coolness factor, like James Bond. Daniel Craig breaks the rules in Spectre Prosperity programming Cultural decorum Finding a Bond-like seat on the plane How to dress Arriving at a luxury hotel and tipping Uber and Lyft and the Bond lifestyle The most Bond casinos The 21 rules of the James Bond lifestyle (final 20 minutes of the interview)


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