People have all kinds of fears about traveling. We attempt to tell the truth on a few of the travel myths that are keeping people from engaging in the experiences of a lifetime. From street food to duty-free costs to transportation. You cannot believe all that you read and we hope to shed some light on the topics that might be holding you back. Don’t know the language? Worried about your age? Scared to take a bus? We discuss it in this episode of busting Travel Myths. We also give details on … [Read more...] about Podcast 46: Travel Myths to Ignore (Early 2019 Travel Plans)
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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Matt and Nikki Javit are currently traveling the world full time with just a single backpack each after leaving the US in February 2017. They have been to places like Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and The Taj Mahal, and amazing cities like Hong Kong, Venice, Cape Town. During their travels, they find creative ways to keep down their costs, get involved in the communities, and network with locals while having a great time. Before they left to travel full time, they loved their careers … [Read more...] about Podcast 45: Who We Are, Why We Did It, and Where We’ve Been
Back in Da Nang where we have fallen in love with the Vietnamese culture and this time to meet a friend from the US. We spent almost two full weeks seeing Da Nang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Hanoi, and Ninh Binh. With such a wide variety of locations, it was a truly authentic experience. We sat through the crazy rains that would last for days, partied with locals late into the night, ate local food like goat and eel, and went CRAZY as the Vietnam Football team won the AFF Cup. It was a wild, wet, and … [Read more...] about Podcast 44: Vietnam with a Friend (Da Nang, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Quy Nhon)
Phu Quoc, Vietnam is an island south of Cambodia and Vietnam. We had the chance to spend 8 fun days there in the heart of the action and on a resort that will be a hot spot for the casino lovers. Both locations provided beautiful beach lines, amazing eats, and different entertainment options. In this podcast episode, we will discuss why we decided to visit this island in Vietnam and why we hope to go back someday. We talk about getting lost on the scooter that ended up viewing a gorgeous sunset, … [Read more...] about Podcast 43: Phu Quoc (Fantasy Island of Vietnam)
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)
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)