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The Travelers Blueprint

160 EpisodesProduced by Bob DiMenna and Elliot ShibleyWebsite

Learn how you can become your own Travel Agent with insight provided by travel authors, tour guides, adventurers, and digital nomads as we, hosts’ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley, interview travel enthusiasts from around the world in order to gain knowledge on all aspects of travel. From hacking the … read more

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TTB 155: The 8,000 Mile Bicycle Ride Through Africa

September 13th, 2021

1:16:45

Alice Morrison is a Scottish Adventurer based in Morocco. As presenter of the BBC2 Series Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure, she has undertaken some tough, physical and mental challenges including: The Tour …

TTB 154: August Travel Bites

September 6th, 2021

28:47

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of August. We break down our …

TTB 153: Travel Around Table - The Relevance of History to Travel

August 30th, 2021

1:28:56

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses; 

  • What is the Relevance of History to Travel?
  • Why is it important to travel in order to …

TTB 152: Take More Trips, More Often, For Less with Michael Wedaa

August 23rd, 2021

58:53

Michael Wedaa launched his first book after visiting almost 100 countries, entitled International Travel Secrets: Take Shorter Trips, More Often, for Less.  Michael’s goal is to get more people traveling by debunking …

TTB 151: The Preservation of Language with Jonty Yamisha

August 16th, 2021

1:33:02

Jonty Yamisha is an American Circassian, third-generation refugee, and accidental polyglot. He's fluent in four languages and dabbles in six. Jonty's …

TTB 150: The Post COVID Travel Industry with James Asquith

August 9th, 2021

1:10:55

@JamesAsquith, the youngest man to visit every country in the world and Founder of @HolidaySwap, a custom-built travel platform for those seeking …

TTB 149: July Travel Bites

August 2nd, 2021

29:44

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of July! We break down our favorite …

TTB 148: Travel Around Table - The Archaeologist Blueprint

July 26th, 2021

1:27:30

TTB 148: Travel Around Table - The Archaeologist Blueprint

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses the Archaeologist Blueprint …

TTB 147: 30 Marathons in 30 Countries with Liz Warner

July 19th, 2021

1:19:21

Liz Warner turned to running almost 8 years ago while living in Tokyo as a way of grappling with her father’s recent passing. Soon after, she decided to combine her new love of running with her passion for travel and …

TTB 146: Jess Wandering | 9-5 to Full Time Traveler

July 12th, 2021

1:19:23

Jess (aka @jesswandering) is an outdoor enthusiast based in Seattle. Jess grew up exploring the Pacific Northwest, and early on was infected with the travel bug. Originally, she tried to suppress her wanderlust in …

TTB 145: June Travel Bites

July 5th, 2021

32:37

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of June. We break down our favorite …

TTB 144: Travel Around Table - The Women on the Frontlines Against Animal Poaching

June 28th, 2021

1:34:01

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses the brutal act of animal poaching. The women who joined us today have taken a stance along the frontlines against wildlife trafficking, and on this podcast …

TTB 143: Profound Self Discovery Traveling From Guatemala to Argentina

June 21st, 2021

1:12:27

Kate McCahill is a writer, editor, and educator. Her first book, a Latin American travel memoir titled PATAGONIAN ROAD: A Year Alone Through Latin America was an experience that spanned four seasons, 10 countries, three …

TTB 142: Cannibals, Flying Doctors, and Isolated in Asia During COVID-19

June 14th, 2021

1:18:11

Angèle Rose is the Founder of @bloom.stories, a storytelling project that was born from a love of traveling and telling stories of people changing our world. On this podcast Angèle discussed her extraordinary story of …

TTB 141: May Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot

June 7th, 2021

26:22

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of May. We break down our favorite …

TTB 140: Travel Around Table - The Teaching Abroad Blueprint

May 31st, 2021

1:16:15

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses everything related to becoming a teacher abroad! From how to pick a country, compare payment options between countries, consider healthcare options, and …

TTB 139: The Man Who Hunts Poachers

May 24th, 2021

1:41:11

Captain Pete Bethune is a Conservationist, a world record  holder, Producer of his own TV show “The Operatives”, author of two published books, …

TTB 138: The DO’s and DON'Ts of Travel w/ The Travel Doctor

May 17th, 2021

1:01:11

Mark Wolters of Wolters World gives honest 1st hand travel advice to help fellow travelers get the most out of their travel experience. In this …

TTB 137: The ‘Rogue Trip’ of a Lifetime

May 10th, 2021

1:09:09

As Co-Host of Disney+'s "Rogue Trip", Mack had the opportunity to work on projects on 6 continents where he visited some of the world’s less traditional tourist destinations, including Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, …

TTB 136: April Travel Bites

May 3rd, 2021

23:27

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of April. We break down our …

TTB 135: Travel Around Table - The Digital Nomad Blueprint

April 26th, 2021

1:06:12

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses everything related to becoming a Digital Nomad. From various occupations you can pursue to what you can expect while on the road long term, this episode …

TTB 134: Documenting the Change in the Developing World

April 19th, 2021

1:22:09

This week we spoke with Trevor Cole, who’s photography captures inimitable moments today to reflect upon tomorrow. Trevor’s photography focuses …

TTB 133: Step By Step Process to Becoming a Location Indie Millionaire

April 12th, 2021

1:11:48

Ray Blakney is probably like every other award-winning Filipino-American entrepreneur who grew up in Turkey and lives in Mexico that you know. His specialty is bootstrapping 6 and 7-figure location independent online …

TTB 132: March Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

April 5th, 2021

31:36

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of March. We break down our …

TTB 131: Travel Around Table on Cultural Appropriation

March 29th, 2021

1:06:07

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses some of the issues related to cultural appropriation and how we, as travelers, can …

TTB 130: Creating The Ultimate Travel Experience

March 22nd, 2021

1:02:25

TTB 130: Creating The Ultimate Travel Experience 

Carolene Méli is an Experience Strategist helping businesses create exceptional experiences for …

TTB 129: Overcoming Personal Loss Through Travel

March 15th, 2021

1:19:04

TTB 129: Overcoming Personal Loss Through Travel

Charles Hammerton, while in the Royal Air Force, rescued a pet ferret called Bandit. The pair had a great bond and climbed mountains, trekked across countries and raised …

TTB 128: Promoting Inclusivity in Travel

March 8th, 2021

56:57

TTB 128: Promoting Inclusivity in Travel

Jeannette Ceja is a bilingual Travel Journalist, TV Host, Travel Advisor, and a Global Public Speaker. Last year, she was awarded as one of the top 20 Global Women of Excellence …

TTB 127: February Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

March 1st, 2021

39:03

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of February. We break down our …

TTB 126 : TAT The Travel Etiquette Blueprint

February 22nd, 2021

1:10:01

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses how we, as travelers, can be more mindful of the people, culture, cuisine, and …

TTB 125: Exploring Colombia

February 15th, 2021

1:31:13

Matt Waugh, a Scottish Expat, moved to Peru in 2006 as a tour leader responsible for groups of tourists from all over the world. He now leads treks …

TTB 124: Photographing Cultures in Transition

February 8th, 2021

1:17:51

Nikola Kostic, born in Serbia, has lived in Indonesia for the past 20 years. He has a passion for photography with a strong fascination for cultures …

TTB 123: January Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

February 1st, 2021

27:07

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of January. We break down our …

TTB 122: TAT Becoming a Backpacker

January 25th, 2021

1:11:08

TTB 122: TAT Becoming a Backpacker

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses:

(03:25): We open up strong with budgeting recommendations (or lack thereof)!

(08:55): Amanda and Ryan get into their long …

TTB 121: Less Laundry, More Travel

January 18th, 2021

1:11:41

Wen Muenyi is the creator of HercLéon, the world’s first laundry-free clothing. A native of Cameroon, Wen discovered antimicrobial fabric blends after a trip to Iceland. He realized some fabrics held odors longer than …

TTB 120: Retracing WWII Through Europe

January 11th, 2021

1:19:04

JD is the producer and host of The History Underground on YouTube where he provides an educational resource for history teachers and students. Found within that channel is a series called “History Traveler” where the …

TTB 119: December Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot

January 4th, 2021

38:07

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of December. We break down our …

TTB 118: TAT 004 - Is Social Media Killing Travel?

December 28th, 2020

1:03:44

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses:

  • (03:45): Is the age of the adventurer/explorer all but gone? 
  • (06:40): Has social …

TTB 117: The Ultimate American Wine Road Trip

December 21st, 2020

1:19:46

Nickolaus Hines (@nickolaushines) is a Denver-based freelance writer. His work has appeared in Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, INSIDER, and more! …

TTB 116: Autonomous Travel

December 14th, 2020

1:07:34

Larry Burns advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation.  His current clients include Waymo, Goodyear and Kitson & Partners.  Larry served as General Motors …

TTB 115: November Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot

December 7th, 2020

30:19

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of November. We break down our …

TTB 114: Traveling Misfits and Rejects

November 30th, 2020

59:09

Chapin is the creator of Misfits and Rejects, a travel podcast about the lifestyle design of expatriates, travelers, entrepreneurs and adventures. People who take that step toward the life they’ve always dreamed.

Inside …

TTB 113: The Art of Mindful Travel

November 23rd, 2020

1:17:57

Mag is the award-winning author of BOWING TO ELEPHANTS, Tales of a Travel Junkie (which hit #1 in 5 countries on the day it launched and just won Best Indie Biographies & Memoirs from Kirkus). Her book has been …

TTB 112: Achieving Location Independence

November 16th, 2020

1:23:09

Amanda & Ryan are the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. They are both originally from Western Canada, but fell in love with traveling on their first big backpacking trip around the world in 2011. Since then, …

TTB 111: Into the Amazon

November 9th, 2020

1:01:16

Scott Lite was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of the Botanical …

TTB 110: October Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot

November 2nd, 2020

22:32

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of October. We break down our …

TAT 003: The Future of Travel

October 30th, 2020

52:45

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses:

(3:45): What does the future of travel hold?  

(20:12): What are some of the things …

TTB 109: Vagabonding with Rolf Potts

October 26th, 2020

1:17:30

Rolf Potts’ adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking …

TTB 108: Travel Disaster Stories and Voluntourism

October 19th, 2020

1:23:33

Jules and Christine run the blog @Don'tforgettomove and podcast @notsobonvoyage which discuss ethical/sustainable tourism and when sh*t goes wrong on …

TTB 107: The Philly Guide

October 12th, 2020

1:10:47

Keshler Thibert is a Philadelphia native and member of Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and a contributing writer with Hidden Philadelphia. Today we talked …

TTB 106: SeptemberTravel Bites with Bob and Elliot

October 5th, 2020

28:30

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of September. We break down our …

TTB 105: Cycling From Alaska to Patagonia

September 28th, 2020

1:26:00

Mark Watson is a New Zealand-based photographer and author specializing in landscape, adventure and travel photography. Mark spent four years cycling from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of 28,000 …

TAT 002: Travel Safety

September 25th, 2020

1:00:35

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses:

  • Our biggest concerns when it comes to your safety abroad. 
  • Do men have it easier when …

TTB 104: Hiking Antarctica

September 21st, 2020

1:07:31

Justin Jones is one of the premier motivational speakers and extreme adventurers in the world. In our conversation today, Justin discussed how he completed the first unsupported kayak expedition from Australia to New …

TTB 103: Animals Using Drugs

September 14th, 2020

1:07:49

He was trained as an herbalist at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in September 2011. Scott is an associate of the Botanical Preservation …

TTB 102: August Travel Bites with Bob and Elliot

September 7th, 2020

41:49

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of August. We break down our …

TTB 101: War Tourism

August 31st, 2020

1:04:47

Michael Hilliard has been involved in journalism since 2010, working and reporting from countries ranging from Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, …

TTB 100: The Roman Guy

August 24th, 2020

49:31

Brandon Shaw is the Co-Founder of one of Italy’s most popular tour companies, The Tour Guy/The Roman Guy. From how to navigate the city, where to …

TTB 099: Behind the Scenes of Venice

August 17th, 2020

1:10:09

On this podcast we spoke with Igor Scomparin of Tour Leader Venice, who specializes in off the beaten path tours in Venice. He shared a ton of ways YOU can stay away from the large crowds and get to experience Venice …

TTB 098: Oaxaca Mexico with Coast to Costa

August 9th, 2020

1:00:02

While living in Spain for four years, Andrew developed fluency for the language and fell in love with the culture. His time there has given him the …

TTB 097: July Travel Bites W Bob And Elliot

August 3rd, 2020

33:35

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of July. We break down our favorite …

TAT 001: Covid-19 and Travel

July 31st, 2020

1:04:00

On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses how COVID-19 has impacted their travel plans, travel content, and general daily lives. We get into what the future of travel may be like post COVID-19 and …

TTB 096: Mesoamerican Psychoactive Flora

July 27th, 2020

1:17:31

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

TTB 095: The Thoughtful Traveler

July 20th, 2020

1:09:01

Amanda Kendle is a travel podcaster, blogger, and most importantly a Thoughtful Traveler. Amanda is the host of The Thoughtful Travel podcast where …

TTB 094: The Travel Entrepreneur

July 13th, 2020

1:04:19

Joshua Biggers is a travel blogger, travel author, and digital creator living the Digital Nomad Life. Joshua creates informative travel content that helps people around the world see the world as affordably and as …

TTB 093: June Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

July 6th, 2020

31:54

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of June. We break down our favorite different news articles, including:

The European Union will not allow …

TTB 092: Walking the Yangtze River

June 29th, 2020

50:58

A continuation from the last episode:

Ash Dykes is an explorer, extreme athlete, motivational speaker and 3x World First Record Holder. Ash recently …

TTB 091: Walking Across Mongolia and Madagascar

June 22nd, 2020

50:43

Ash Dykes is an explorer, extreme athlete, motivational speaker and 3x World First Record Holder. On this podcast Ash discusses his mind boggling …

TTB 090: The London Tour Guide

June 15th, 2020

58:24

Simon Cole is the London tour guide. Simon has a deep admiration for the lengthy history and the quirky nature of the City of London and those who …

TTB 089: The Motorcycle Ride Across Two Continents

June 8th, 2020

1:00:10

This week we spoke with Paulo Martino, a professional motorcycle adventurer and owner of Artful Ink Studios. On this podcast Paulo brings us through …

TTB 088: May Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

June 1st, 2020

22:22

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of May in a world where travel news is still dominated by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

We break down …

TTB 087: Active Travel Adventure

May 25th, 2020

58:17

Kit Parks combs the planet to find the best multi-day active travel experiences for fit folks like yourself. She shares her findings with you on her …

TTB 086: The Buzzed Biologist

May 18th, 2020

1:02:13

On this episode we spoke with Preston, the Buzzed Biologist who travels the world in one of the more adventurous ways we’ve heard thus far on the …

TTB 085: Travel Bolivia

May 10th, 2020

1:04:13

Alan Cotter is an Irishman currently living in Bolivia for the past eight years. His venture to becoming an Expat came after visiting South America …

TTB 084: April Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

May 4th, 2020

36:05

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of April. We break down how our own personal travels have been impacted by COVID-19 and news and travel …

TTB Quarantine Special Edition. Virtual Tours With The Tour Guy

April 6th, 2020

29:19

In this episode I sat down with Brandan Shaw, Co-Founder of one of Italy’s most popular tour companies, The Tour Guy (aka The Roman Guy). As COVID-19 …

TTB 083: Psychoactive Flora of the World

March 16th, 2020

1:07:41

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

TTB 082: High Altitude Medivac w/ Jeff Evans

March 9th, 2020

1:07:24

Jeff Evans is a world renowned adventurer, expedition leader, speaker, facilitator, author, physician assistant, high altitude medic, and humanitarian. As a highly sought after speaker / facilitator with over 20 years …

TTB 081: February Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

March 1st, 2020

33:30

In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of February. We break down our favorite different news articles, including:

We break down some of the …

TTB 080: On Airplane Mode

February 24th, 2020

54:26

This week we spoke with Kirstie and Christine, a couple from New York City who are making progress on their goal of backpacking all around the world. …

TTB 079: The Global Travel Channel

February 17th, 2020

1:06:31

Mark Philpott has been travelling all of his life. From the age of sixteen when he left his home country of New Zealand, his exploration of the world commenced and has never stopped. Mark has been fortunate enough to …

TTB 078: Evidence of Hope in Tanzania

February 10th, 2020

1:03:49

Tasha Goldberg is a writer, reporter, video producer, and ethnobotanist. Tasha has travelled the world reporting at United Nations negotiations and …

TTB 077: January Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

February 2nd, 2020

24:39

On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of January. We break down our favorite different news articles, including:

Before you travel we highly …

TTB 076: Lonely Planet - Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism

January 27th, 2020

1:10:02

Valerie Stimac is a San Francisco Bay Area-based space tourism and travel writer. She began working with Lonely Planet in 2014, providing local content about Seattle and San Francisco. In 2019, her first book Dark …

TTB 075: The Wild Indian Girl

January 19th, 2020

55:37

Priya Mareedu, aka The Wild Indian Girl was not content with the trappings of life’s status quo, she left the security of her law office to pursue …

TTB 074: Award Travel 101

January 13th, 2020

57:44

Jeffrey Brownson is the manager for AwardWallet’s social communities, including the ever-growing Facebook groups, Award Travel 101™, Travel Grumps 101, and Award Travel Singles Mingle. He also hosts the weekly Award …

TTB 073: December Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

January 6th, 2020

33:01

On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of December. We break down our …

TTB 072: House Sitting w/ the House Sit Diva

December 29th, 2019

1:11:06

Kelly Hayes-Raitt, aka the House Sit Diva, ran for public office and got her butt kicked 10 years ago. After a 30-year career as a political activist …

TTB 071: Great White Sharks & Marine Research in South Africa

December 23rd, 2019

1:10:50

Dylan Irion is a marine scientist and Save Our Seas Foundation project leader working towards a PhD that aims to unravel the drivers of Great White …

TTB 070: Africa and Budget Travel Tips with Black Kintsugi

December 15th, 2019

49:21

Pelumi Nubi is currently in her final year of her PhD studentship in cancer research and human genetics. But she is also extremely passionate about travelling. 3 years ago she started travelling with a mission to visit …

TTB 069: Alaska National Parks w/ Miss Rover

December 9th, 2019

45:00

Melissa Miller, aka Miss Rover, quit her stationary job at 25, packed up her belongings in her Nissan Juke, and left Michigan where she has lived her …

TTB 068: November Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

December 1st, 2019

27:48

On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of November. We break down 14 different news articles, including:

-The Mega Bus Giveaway this Cyber …

TTB 067: The Adventures Of The Beard Brothers UK

November 25th, 2019

1:06:33

The Beard Brothers UK, Luke and Chris, are two friends who love going on adventures, making videos out of them, and sharing them with the world. They are both from the green and pleasant land of almighty England. Luke …

TTB 066: Gary, the New York City Tour Guide

November 18th, 2019

1:07:09

Gary D is a native New Yorker, born and raised on the Upper West Side, who's lived and worked his entire life almost exclusively within three blocks of his childhood home. Gary gives us intimate insight into the world …

TTB 065: A Ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

November 11th, 2019

1:01:16

In this episode we spoke with Carly Heyward, an avid world traveler, adventurer and detail oriented travel blogger. Carly has now been to 67 countries and counting, editing her website, www.flightoftheeducator.com along …

TTB 064: October Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

November 3rd, 2019

28:09

On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of October. We break down 10 …

TTB 063: Bloom Stories - In Search of Changemakers

October 27th, 2019

1:02:14

Angèle is from Provence in the south of France and based in Lisbon in between her travels. About 3 years ago, she left everything behind, booked a one-way ticket to Thailand and left with nothing else than a backpack …

TTB 062: The Safari for Everyone

October 20th, 2019

59:14

Robin Cormack and his wife, Clare are the co-founders and operators of Safari Deal. Robin was born and raised in Zimbabwe on a ranch in the south east of the country. His family moved to South Africa in the early 80’s …

TTB 061: 6 Months in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

October 14th, 2019

48:49

Analisa Morel recently spent six months living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. A paradise unknown to most Americans, she enjoyed an easy-going …

TTB 060: September Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

October 6th, 2019

37:39

On this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of September. We break down 12 different news articles, including:

The devastation facing the Bahamas did …

TTB 059: Joyce Azzam - The First Lebanese Woman to Complete the Seven Summits

September 30th, 2019

1:11:46

On this episode we talk with Joyce Azzam, who is the first Lebanese woman to have climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. She concluded this achievement by scaling Mount Everest in May of 2019. As …

TTB 058: Ordinary Jones - Exploring Italy's History

September 23rd, 2019

43:45

Samuele and Daniele of Ordinary Jones are interested in symbolism and anthropology with a historical approach throughout Italy. During their travels, …

TTB 057: Visiting Cuba with Coast to Costa

September 15th, 2019

1:03:57

While living in Spain for four years Andrew developed fluency for the language and fell in love with the culture. His time there has given him the …

TTB 056: Hiking the Italian Dolomites

September 8th, 2019

39:56

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

30:40

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

54:36

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

55:40

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

1:09:06

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

31:36

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

49:38

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

57:00

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

43:41

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

45:31

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

56:36

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

51:56

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

56:41

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

53:35

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

1:04:46

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

1:14:50

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

1:02:14

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

1:09:25

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

1:20:45

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

1:12:59

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

TTB 036: A Soldier's Journey Into War

April 22nd, 2019

1:04:01

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

1:10:34

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

1:16:13

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

56:52

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

52:56

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

1:01:51

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

55:10

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

44:20

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

54:41

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

58:22

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

56:13

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

1:16:28

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

1:07:28

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

1:08:36

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

1:05:57

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

53:52

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

59:29

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

14:31

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

This podcast uses the …

TTB 018: Freediving with Vito

December 23rd, 2018

54:14

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

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

December 17th, 2018

55:49

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

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TTB 016: Famiglia Italiana

December 5th, 2018

56:55

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

1:01:26

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

57:45

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 013: The Worlds Longest Honeymoon

November 20th, 2018

1:00:14

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 …

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

November 16th, 2018

1:00:47

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

56:10

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

1:02:19

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 22nd, 2018

52:38

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 15th, 2018

1:06:05

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 8th, 2018

1:05:03

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 1st, 2018

1:08:05

On this episode 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 24th, 2018

45:03

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

On today’s …

TTB 004: Magi Goes to Cuba

September 17th, 2018

48:07

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

1:06:31

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

57:00

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

1:05:47

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

2:40

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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