Visiting Poland for the first time was educational, entertaining, and a bit heartbreaking. Krakow, Warsaw, and Auschwitz have a history that has been told around the world. Many movies have attempted to depict Polish life in the times of war and uprising. Walking the streets of these cities gave us a better sense of what had been and the bright future that lies ahead. Now Krakow and Warsaw are growing multicultural business hubs that are gaining the investment of global corporations. The pubs, … [Read more...] about Podcast 22: Poland – Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz (And a Bit of Bucharest, Romania)
Matt and Nikki Javit had stress free 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 have been fortunate to spend time on five beautiful islands of Greece - Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Corfu, and Aegina. The beauty of these Greek Islands does not stop with the fabulous beaches or tasty food. In this podcast episode, we discuss why we enjoyed our time so much and why we highly recommend travelers visiting the islands as well. We share tips and tricks that you need to think about before your visit that can save you time and stress. We also discuss four books that have changed us … [Read more...] about Podcast 21: Five Greek Islands We Love (with Tips and Tricks) and 4 Books Reviewed
Have you been a part of volunteering efforts that helped you see different parts of the world? Have you thought about combining your passion for travel with your desire to help others in foreign lands? Is it even a good idea to go into foreign nations to help people that might not be asking for it? There are many difficult questions when it comes to voluntourism, the concept of volunteering during travel. We give our thoughts on the topic and the ways that we have given back on the road. We … [Read more...] about Podcast 20: Volunteering During Travel (Voluntourism) & Using WorkAway for Free Stays
Alicante is a beautiful city along the southeastern coast of Spain. It has an international airport, excellent public transportation, beautiful public beaches, fun nightlife, and plenty of good restaurants. With just a little more than 300,000 people living here, Alicante has so much to do and might be the best coastal city in Spain! We talk about partying during the bonfires of San Juan and enjoying the flamenco dances in El Barrio Viejo. We then discuss our Podcast Production Process and how … [Read more...] about Podcast 19: Alicante (Spain) and Our Podcast Production Process
Visiting Lisbon, Portugal for the second year in a row brought us memories for a lifetime. Lisbon is a romantic city that comes alive in June with many festivities. From Bica to Alfama to Bairro Alto - we cover the neighborhoods that we love and the hottest spots in each. Matt talks about one of his favorite travel stories of selling Jello Shots during the St. Anthony’s Day party on the streets of Bica. We then discuss the epic viewpoints, fun local markets, listening to local Fado music, and … [Read more...] about Podcast 18: Lisbon, Portugal (Our Second Trip to the Romantic & Festive City)
We had a wonderful time on our road trip adventure around Ireland. We had a chance to see many of the beautiful locations - Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Cliffs of Moher, Curragh Races, Dublin, and the magnificent Powerscourt Hotel. Thanks to our friends from Indianapolis we had a different type of travel experience, spending time in hotels and living luxuriously in some of the more elegant places in Ireland. It was quite a treat! In this podcast episode, we also discuss … [Read more...] about Podcast 17: Ireland Road Trip – Lush and Luxury (And how we do laundry)
We had the chance to visit two unforgettable island locations in Europe in a two-week span. Spending time in Sicily, Italy with friends gave us an opportunity to understand the deep culture and rich history of the southern island that has been the home to many references throughout our lives. The passion of the people and the fantastic food will be a lifelong memory. Isle of Man, Ireland is a lesser known ‘tax haven’ that sits between the Republic of Ireland and England. It is usually a pretty … [Read more...] about Podcast 16: Sicily and Isle of Man (2 Very Different Island Experiences)
Do you have a desire to do gap year travel if you are deep into your career? We did. The question comes up often if we wish we would have made our adventure in our 20’s or early 30’s. We have had the chance to meet several travelers that are on gap years after high school and college. We have met couples traveling in their late 20’s that decided to take a few months off from their seasonal work. In this episode, we talk through our thought process on the differences based on age and what-ifs. We … [Read more...] about Podcast 15: Gap Year Travel (What’s the best age to travel the world)
We are in the early stages of our time in Europe for the spring and summer. In this podcast episode, we talk about our time in Munich, Amsterdam, Jena, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. We will walk through the highlights and what made each trip special. Having the chance to visit several people that we already knew made the visits even more memorable. From Munich's Fruhlingfest to Amsterdam’s King’s Day to Prague’s historic Town Square. The season for festivals is here, and it is a beautiful time … [Read more...] about Podcast 14: Early European Travel Highlights (Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest…)
You only get so much time to RELAX and enjoy yourself when on vacation or holiday. TRAVELER’S GUILT can creep in because you want to do EVERYTHING that you have read about your exciting destination in blogs or from your friend’s advice. We discuss how this can be a problem and understand that it is IMPOSSIBLE to have it all on your trip and you need to be comfortable doing what you enjoy. The most important part of your time off is accomplishing what YOU want to experience. We will also answer a … [Read more...] about Podcast 13: Traveler’s Guilt (Make Sure You Do You)