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TTB 013: The Worlds Longest Honeymoon


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On this podcast we talk to Mike and Anne Howard of HoneyTrek who left for their honeymoon in 2012 and ended up turning their travels into a full-time business. Mike and Anne are now on the World’s Longest Honeymoon and together they have explored 620 regions of the world in 54 countries across all 7 continents. Check out their National Geographic book “Ultimate Journeys for Two, Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent”!

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TTB 056: Hiking the Italian Dolomites

September 8th, 2019


On this episode we talk with Christine, born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii currently works as an ER doctor. The shift work allows her to have a nice …

TTB 055: August Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

September 2nd, 2019


On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of August. We discuss the rise in the trending slow-tourism, the Amazonian wildfires, and the clashes in …

TTB 054: RV-ing w/ Destination Rejuvenation

August 25th, 2019


Jennie and Lynn Owens have been foster and adoptive parents, worked in residential care, and started a clinic to help struggling children families. …

TTB 053: Design Your Detour

August 19th, 2019


On this episode we speak with Kelly Abanda who was spending her early adult life according to the structured template that society has laid out in …

TTB 052: Unleash Your Potential

August 12th, 2019


On this episode we talk with Zurab of Unleash Your Potential on why you should consider your physical and mental health while travelling. Zurab was …

TTB 051: July Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

August 5th, 2019


On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of July. From the electric car …

TTB 050: The Elephant Project

July 30th, 2019


After seeing elephants being abused in Thailand, Kristina was given the motivation to start The Elephant Project in order to help raise funds for elephants and create awareness for the well being of the species. …

TTB 049: Traveling to Iceland with GJ Travel

July 22nd, 2019


Gregory fell in love with Iceland as a teenager through its history and literature 13 years ago as a young student. The beauty of the country took over and drew him into the tourism industry when he realized that his …

TTB 048: Private Guide Worldwide

July 15th, 2019


Garth Hovell is an international travel specialist and private guide who escorts high net worth individuals and their families on adventure holidays …

TTB 047: Traveling with Pride

July 7th, 2019


Chase Angle is an avid travel that works a steady job like many of us aspiring world nomads. This episode focuses on logistics (inter-national vs intra-national travelling, lodging, and safety), finances, and advice on …

TTB 046: Couchsurfing Orange Acres

June 30th, 2019


Jefferey James is the owner and founder of Orange Acres Commune in Missoula, Montana. In his words, “Orange Acres is about helping veterans, at risk …

TTB 045: Mindful Traveling and Voluntourism

June 22nd, 2019


This week we talk with Travis Zane. Travis is a multimedia creative focused on creating insightful photo editorials, videos, essays, and travel …

TTB 044: Baby Can Travel

June 17th, 2019


Prior to having kids, Celine took a year off work to travel the world. She and her husband knew that when they returned they would spend the rest of …

TTB 043: Archaeological Exploration in Cambodia

June 10th, 2019


Dr. Sarah Klassen is the co-director of the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (CALI). In recent years, imagery from two lidar acquisitions …

TTB 042: Inked and Abroad

June 3rd, 2019


Alex got Leukemia a week before Christmas. As he explains on this episode, “getting told you have cancer is hard. Going through the treatment might …

TTB 041: No Barriers

May 26th, 2019


In 2001 Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mount Everest. He has completed all of the Seven Summits-the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His …

TTB 040: The Peace Corps in Africa

May 19th, 2019


Rick Hammond discusses his experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zambia, and what two years living in Zambia was like as an American.

TTB 039: Skydiving, Mountain Biking, And More

May 12th, 2019


Peter Hayes has spent his life chasing adventures throughout the world. From skydiving around the world through the 1980’s and 90’s to skiing and scuba diving, Peter continued to keep his travel experiences active as he …

TTB 038: Peru Part 4 - Planning Peru (2 Of 2)

May 6th, 2019


This week’s episode is Part Two of a two part series of your favorite travel podcast hosts and their good friend Brian Driscoll breaking down the …

TTB 037: Peru Part 4 - Planning Peru (1 of 2)

April 28th, 2019


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TTB 036: A Soldier's Journey Into War

April 22nd, 2019


Mike Maggio signed his initial enlistment contract on August 8, 2007 and was quickly shipped off to basic training. Enlisted as an Infantryman Military occupational specialty (MOS) 11B, Mike attended basic training at …

TTB 035: Game of Thrones Filming Locations

April 15th, 2019


What a special episode we have here! With the aid of Marleah DiMenna (Bob's wife) we discuss the planning, preparation, and logistics for finding Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia. In September, 2018 TTB …

TTB 034: Travel and Finance

April 8th, 2019


Grant Cross, who after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Finance and Investments, went on to be a Hedge Fund Credit Analyst and eventually a Equity Research Associate covering stocks in the …

TTB 033: The Wonderful World of Disney

March 30th, 2019


Brianna Driscoll is an experienced and avid Disney World trip planner who visits The Most Magical Place on Earth at least one time per year! When she …

TTB 032: Peru Part 3 - Psychoactive Flora

March 25th, 2019


Scott Lite is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, adventurer, seed-saver, plant hunter, explorer and apprentice to the shaman of the world. He was trained …

TTB 031: The Triple Crown of Hiking

March 18th, 2019


Jacob Gilliland recently completed The Triple Crown of hiking. This feat, which only about 450 people have ever done, consists of completing the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail …

TTB 030: Teaching Abroad in Asia

March 11th, 2019


Ryan Kallio is a passionate traveler from Australia living in South Korea. Since first deciding to head overseas, Ryan loved the challenge of …

TTB 029: Some People Take Photos, I Paint

March 3rd, 2019


Kevin Swanick studied landscape architecture at the Pennsylvania State University, and he has a unique, and often contemplative travel style. Instead of traveling with camera gear and snapping thousands of pictures per …

TTB 028: The Great Migration Honeymoon in Kenya

February 25th, 2019


Michela Solinas and her husband spent their honeymoon somewhere rather unusual. Every year, the great migration occurs in Kenya, and Michela wanted …

TTB 027: Travelling with a DJ

February 18th, 2019


Kevin Owens has had the opportunity to view different cultures of the world through a unique lens and from an unusual perspective. He makes his …

TTB 026: Using Travel to Educate

February 11th, 2019


Travis Tennessen has taught field courses and led numerous domestic and international excursions for university students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Penn State University. Travis founded and now …

TTB 025: The Jetsetting Family

February 3rd, 2019


Rod and Jess decided to step away from their careers, sell their stuff, and embark on a full-time family adventure with their 6-year-old son Santi …

TTB 024: Bob and Elliot's Top National Parks

January 28th, 2019


On this episode, two best friends sit down and swap some of our favorite US National Parks that we’ve had the privilege of visiting and some of the ones we plan on going to in the future. Fantasize over your love for …

TTB 023: Peru Part 2 - Trekhoppers

January 20th, 2019


Matt Waugh, a Scottish Ex-Pat, who came to Peru in 2006 as a tour leader responsible for groups of tourists from all over the world leads treks between Lima and La Paz. He has also previously been travelling globally …

TTB 022: Peru Part 1 - Lima Gourmet

January 13th, 2019


Samantha Lewis is an American from Kansas City living in Peru for the last eight years. In 2011 she founded The Lima Gourmet Company together with her Peruvian husband, now the top food tour company in the country. …

TTB 021: The Minivan of Memories

January 7th, 2019


On this episode we talk to Adilson Randi. Born in Brazil and now living in Dublin, Ireland. Adilson has taken his passion for travel beyond the act itself. In attempt to learn more about the world and the people who …

TTB 020: The Benefits of Public Transportation

December 31st, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Mike Fargnoli, a Landscape Architect with specific research experience in the public light rail transportation system of …

TTB 019: The Legend of Christmas

December 25th, 2018


Exclusive Interview with Kris Kringle himself. Learn more about who the legend is and how he does it year in and year out.

TTB 018: Freediving with Vito

December 23rd, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Vitomir Maricic, a professional free diver from Croatia, an endurance athlete, freediving trainer, and active world traveler.

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TTB 017: Bob and Elliot - The Most Memorable Place You...

December 17th, 2018


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TTB 016: Famiglia Italiana

December 5th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Marianna Le Donne where we discuss her frequent trips to Italy and get some insight on her travel planning techniques, …

TTB 015: The Third Culture Kid

November 30th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Lizi Stephens where we discuss her unique experience growing up in Turkey prior to moving back to the US. Listen to discuss how her life in Turkey impacted her life back in the states, and …

TTB 014: Rock Climbing in the Sierras

November 22nd, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Paulina Dao and her experiences hiking and rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. She is the founder of the …

TTB 012: 25 Years as an Ex-Pat in the Philippines

November 16th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Anthony Shibley (Elliot’s Uncle) who gives us insight on some of his incredible life experiences, how travel has impacted his life, shaped his career, and his journey to living in the …

TTB 011: Finca Pasiflora - La Vida Independiente

November 11th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Wade Moore, who has taken up residence in Costa Rica as a sustainable farmer. Wade has dedicated his life to developing a eco-friendly farm deep in the Costa Rican rainforest. Wade has a …

TTB 010: Max Wilderness - Wildlife Photography and Paragliding

November 4th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Max Seigal, a National Geographic Photography, an entrepreneurial photographer, and environmental activist. Max discusses his path to photography and paragliding, and shares some pretty …

TTB 009: An Indian Wedding in Thailand

October 24th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Steve Hackett who just got back from an incredible trip in Thailand where he not only attended, but participated in a Thai wedding between two of his close friends. He brings us through his …

TTB 008: Airline Mile Hacking

October 19th, 2018


Get ready to re-evaluate every flight you’ve ever booked and every travel cost you’ve ever incurred. Today we talk with Ian Agrimis, who has become an expert in accruing airline miles and credit card points (or credit …

TTB 007: Bob and Elliot's Top 10 Countries to Visit Next

October 12th, 2018


On this podcast we break down our Top 10 list of favorite countries that we each would like to visit in the (very near) future. We take turns …

TTB 006: The Benefits of Group Travel Packages

October 6th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Leah Habib about her particular experiences traveling to five continents in just a few short years. She provides …

TTB 005: The Nature Fix

September 28th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Florence Williams, the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Healthier, Happier, and More Creative.

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TTB 004: Magi Goes to Cuba

September 18th, 2018


There are a lot of misconceptions about traveling to Cuba. In this episode we break down traveling to the mysterious country with Magi Kernan, where she discusses her recent trip to the country opens our eyes to the ins …

TTB 003: Two Years in Paraguay with the Peace Corps

September 11th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Mel Witman where we discuss her experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corp. and her time living in Paraguay. Mel spend …

TTB 002: Teaching English in Spain

September 9th, 2018


On this podcast we talk to Maura Solometo where we discuss her experiences living and teaching English in Spain for six months, including her …

TTB 001: Biking 900 Miles Alone on the Chilean Pan American Highway

September 8th, 2018


On the podcast today, we have on Lina Montopoli, where we discuss her decision to bike 900 miles alone along the Pan American Highway. Her journey …

TTB 000: The Beginning

September 8th, 2018


Welcome to The Travelers Blueprint Podcast! In our very first episode you are introduced to us - Bob and Elliot! We discuss what the podcast is, who we are, why we are doing it, and what to expect in future episodes. If …

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