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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 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)

 Paul Kyriazi | Meet The Creator of the James Bond Lifestyle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:13

Ever thought what it would be like to go on a James Bond adventure? This week, I'm honored to have award winning independent film director, audiobook creator, and "How To Live The James Bond Lifestyle" author Paul Kyriazi on the show. Listen this week and we cover the first half of the interview where we hear some old Hollywood stories, find out more about Paul and his movie production, and start to get into the Bond lifestyle and travel experience.

 Keith Maurer | Taking A 6-Month Bike Trip Across Europe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:55

What's it like to take off 6 months and ride your bike across Europe? What are the challenges, pitfalls, logistics and the stories that such a journey provide? Join me this week as my guest Keith Maurer recalls just such an adventure he took a few years ago. We'll discuss: Getting the travel bug through academic cultures class in Ireland Lake Champlain breakdown lesson A trial run in the Adirondacks Shipping the bike Schengen Area for Visa free travel

 Danielle Desir | Being a Financially Savvy Traveler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:30

One of the most important resources to have at your disposal if you want to travel is money. This week, I talk with Danielle Desir of the Thought Card about setting a budget, gaming cheap flights, strategies for pulling the trigger on travel and dealing with debt. We'll also discuss: What is a financially savvy traveler? Financial role model Having a travel fund Travel Insurance Planning Dealing with student loan debt

 Susan Decoteau-Ferrier | GenX and Group Travel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:35

How does each generation's travel style differ? We all know Millennials are much more free spirited when it comes to travel and Baby Boomers are a bit more free to travel the more that retire. This begs the question, where do those who identify with the GenX years fit in? In this episode, we'll also discuss: - The GenXer's Travel Habits - First Solo trip into the Arab Spring - A more boutique way to group travel - Making friends within a group - What is adventure travel for Susan

 Sarah and Shannon | A Couple Making A Successful Travel Partnership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:28

In the first couple of episodes, I've talked with travelers who are doing it on thier own. Today I'd like to introduce you to a couple I met at TBEX (Travel Blogger Conference) in New York that have learned how to use their individual strengths to start a great travel partnership. I'll talk with Sarah and Shannon Miduski of Obligatory Traveler about: The appeal of Panama Using Miles and Points Petting a Penguin in South Africa Where is the best ice cream? Bushwhacking

 Christopher Mitchell | From Toronto to Istanbul - the Ex-Pat Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:45

I met Christopher on a bus ride and his life of travel through 79 countries and 5 continents fascinated me. In this episode I use this opportunity to talk with him more about his hometown and his experience living in Istanbul, Turkey. Here are some additional things we discuss: A multi-cultural Toronto How his love of travel evolved Christopher's growth as an Ex-Pat Playing hockey in Turkey Security concerns Find show notes at

 Joe Hackman | Doing a Road Trip in an Electric Car | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:26

Ever wonder how long it would be before you could seriously take an electric vehicle on a long road trip? So did I. But in this episode we talk to someone who has done it and done it in style. We'll talk with Joe Hackman, about: - Range fatigue (and planning for a 3000+ mile road trip in an EV) - Maintaining the battery - Auto-Pilot - Lessons learned - How long was Joe's longest day on the road? - How frequently recharges were necessary, how long to charge, and how to spend the time.

 Introduction to Travel Fuels Life and Host Drew Hannush | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:08

A slightly different way for you to get to know what Travel Fuels Life is all about. This off-beat episode turns the tables on me, the host, Drew Hannush. In this episode, my sister Colleen will take the lead as a guest host. Not many people know me better. And her therapy background makes her the perfect person for asking questions (actually, I had no idea what I was in for)!

 More With Female Solo Adventure Traveler Gabriele Marewski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:07

In the second part of the interview with Gabriele, we cover a variety of subjects, including: A progression through Gabriele's journeys 2001 walking trip to India and Himalayas Making friends with a sheepherding family Anticipating the Continental Divide bike ride The process of planning for a 2 1/2 month journey Solo vs Group Trips and adjusting Russian Adventure via Florence, Italy For show notes and more, check out


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