Our adventure to Cambodia included celebrating the Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) while in Phnom Penh, discovering the beauty of Siem Reap, and taking in the mystery of Angkor Wat. The massive celebration in the country’s capital city brought in over a million visitors and we had the chance to take in the festivities alongside them. Eating insects, watching the boat races, and hearing the fireworks were all part of the 3-day massive party. Our time in Siem Reap helped us understand why it is a … [Read more...] about Podcast 42: Cambodia Travel (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Angkor Wat)
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.
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We had the luxury of spending four fantastic weeks in Bali, Indonesia. It was a location that was highly anticipated on our journey as we heard stories from other travelers and had seen its beauty in the movies several times. To be in Bali long enough that we found our favorite places to eat, where to work out, and get used to the daily scooter lifestyle was great. We took a couple of fun day trips, met several kind locals, and found out why people consider Bali ‘Heaven on Earth’. In this … [Read more...] about Podcast 41: Beautiful Bali, Indonesia (4 Weeks in Travel Paradise)
We have much to be grateful for this year, so we take some time to run through a few stories and situations that we are thankful for. We talk about some close calls that we got out of, friends that have made the journey even better, and experiences that have profoundly impacted our views. What a year! Enjoy this episode of gratitude and thanksgiving. Main Topics Covered: Thankfulness for the Year Links Mentioned in the Episode: An easy way to support us is by checking out our Amazon … [Read more...] about Podcast 40: Thankful for Travel (Crazy Stories & Gratitude)
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)
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)