In this podcast episode, we share ideas for your 2019 travel wish list. We are not going to talk about the top 20 travel destinations around the world but focus on the locations that sometimes get overlooked. We look at 10 of our favorite spots for doing all the things we love to do - food, scooters, beaches, culture, history, festivals, music, meeting new friends and socializing. Our list includes Lisbon, Krakow, Greek Islands, Panama City, Da Nang, Sicily, San Pedro de Atacama, Koyasan, … [Read more...] about Podcast 39: Best Travel Spots for 2019 (Places You May NOT Know)
Matt and Nikki Javit had fun lives in Indianapolis. They loved hanging out with their friends, spending quality time with their family, and making new connections in their vast network.
They were both considered very successful in their careers, and they loved their bosses and co-workers. But the desire to travel full time was always on their minds, and they knew the window would be soon closing to turn a dream into reality.
So on February 21, 2017, with their single backpack each, they flew to Santiago, Chile with the one-way ticket that would start their journey around the world. Checking off bucket list locations like Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, The Sistine Chapel, and The Taj Mahal, they are creating new exciting lists every week on where they want to explore next.
Follow along on PassportJoy.com Travel Talk to hear their latest crazy stories, tips to have amazing trips on a budget, hot locations you may not have heard of, and ways to volunteer on the road. Whether you are looking to travel long-term like they are or you want to find a cheaper way to have epic weekend getaways, this is the podcast that delivers value by keeping it REAL while taking you along for a memorable ride.
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We have been asked to talk about the idea of taking a few steps back as ‘expert travelers’ and how would we handle traveling if we started over based on our current knowledge. Essentially share tips to someone that has never left the US or is considering an adventure that is outside of their comfort zone. We love this topic! We sometimes take our years of travel of experience for granted and forget that we first had to walk before we could run. So here are a few of the TOP things we would … [Read more...] about Podcast 38: Back to Travel Basics (13 Tips to Think About)
We often get asked after telling someone about our journey ‘what is something bad that has happened?’ or ‘what do you miss the most’ or ‘have you been in danger or harms way?’ People LOVE negativity and hearing about bad stuff. It’s the reason that everyone slows down for a car accident or clicks on the horrible headlines that fill the news websites. Yes, our lives are amazing and we don’t have anything to complain about BUT everyone wants to hear about the bad stuff that happens to others. … [Read more...] about Podcast 37: When Traveling Sucks (Things We Hate About Our Journey)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore are both great travel destinations that have their own flavor. While staying in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur, we had the chance to take in Chinatown, several of the massive malls, and check out the Petronas Twin Towers. There are temples to visit, tons of street vendors with spicy food, and street entertainment every night of the week. Singapore is in a class of its own living as a city in the future. It is clean, safe, and luxurious. Beyond the … [Read more...] about Podcast 36: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Travel (2 Kinds of Awesome)
Overtourism is a term that is being thrown around a bunch recently as the travel industry has hit peaks in specific locations around the world. Based on our experience, conversations during our journey, and research on travel, we express our opinions on the subject. We give examples of how we have been affected and what the future might look like. Main Topics Covered: Overtourism (our thoughts on the subject) Links Mentioned in the Episode: The best way to support us is by checking … [Read more...] about Podcast 35: Overtourism (What!?!)
With our sixth trip back to Thailand, we had a chance to explore with our friends that were visiting from the US. It was a fun-filled ten days showing them all that we love about Bangkok, exploring the island of Koh Samet together, and taking in the craziness of Pattaya. In this episode, we discuss Muay Thai fighting, street food, the adult life options, and why Pattaya is built for the male western traveler. Beaches, beer, and scooters. Buckle up. Main Topics Covered: Bangkok Koh … [Read more...] about Podcast 34: Thailand Adult Trip (Bars, Night Markets, & an Island)
In this podcast episode, we discuss the new docuseries World Barber Shop Adventures. We present how the idea came about, why there is so much passion behind the project and our plans for the future of the series. We also discuss fun stories from the barber chair before we started taping and how all of the production comes together. Main Topics Covered: World Barber Shop Adventures Links Mentioned in the Episode: TrustedHouseSitters - Join the pet care revolution - Pet Sit, House Sit, … [Read more...] about Podcast 33: World Barber Shop Adventures (Why, How, & What’s Next)
Our six weeks in Japan were unforgettable. Getting the chance to see how cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto differ was quite an experience. Mixing in time along the countryside in Kyotango was a treat. The stillness and peacefulness of our lakeside guesthouse were fantastic as we listened to the water while falling asleep at night. Sumo Wrestling was a highlight and a sports bucket list event I have imagined for years. Spotting a Geisha in Kyoto was an incredible moment to capture the beauty … [Read more...] about Podcast 32: Japan Travel Part 2 (Sumo Wrestling, Geisha, and the Countryside)
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Buenos Aires is one of the most romantic. And, the Iguazu Falls will have you in awe of the beauty, magnificence, and endless natural splendor. It has been unmatched in our travels around the world. 2.5 times the size of the Niagara falls, its the world’s largest waterfalls system, and rightly named to the New 7 Wonders of Nature List and should be on everyone’s bucket list. This two-week trip was memorable for many reasons. … [Read more...] about Podcast 31: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires (Brazil & Argentina)
Visiting Machu Picchu is a bucket list travel location for many travelers. It was absolutely a location that we had to see on our journey. While making your trip to see the historic Inca ruins, you will likely spend time in Cusco, Peru. We think you should visit for more than just a day or two discovering this historic city. With some much to uncover in the city and countless day trips to be had to see Inca ruins nearby, we stayed longer than a week in Cusco. In this episode, we give you the … [Read more...] about Podcast 30: Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru (Bucket List Journey)