Helping others achieve their travel dreams is a big part of what I plan to accomplish now that we have returned home. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we talk to Shane about his trip and dreams, understand overtourism and how they might plan to avoid certain areas, and how to maximize their experiences in other cultures. If you are a potential long-term traveler with big dreams, you will … [Read more...] about Podcast 67: Long Term Travel Prep Part 3 (Future World Traveler Asks Questions)
Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind to travel the world? If yes, this is precisely how Matt and Nikki Javit felt before packing their backpacks to leave the United States in February of 2017. They both think that their mid-career retirement will become more common as people pause their hectic lives to seek more from experiences. Both have been featured on podcasts and blogs around the world and Matt has been called the Anthony Bourdain of Barber Shops based on his series World Barber Shop Adventures.
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Discussing travel with other jetsetters is one of our favorite things to do. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we discuss safety concerns while traveling, packing tips to make the most out of a single backpack, and using tour guides to your advantage. If you are a potential long-term traveler with big dreams, you will find this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk interesting as I answer … [Read more...] about Podcast 66: Long Term Travel Prep Part 2 (Future World Traveler Asks Questions)
We love to be able to share our advice with other travel lovers around the world. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we get to know Shane, talk about buying that first one-way tickets, understand the logistics of traveling full time, discuss saving money and the effective use of your travel time, and how we handled our finances from the road. If you are a potential long-term traveler with … [Read more...] about Podcast 65: Long Term Travel Prep Part 1 (Future World Traveler Asks Questions)
It is hard to have a clear perspective of the world if you only hear negative stories perpetuated by the mainstream media. Travel does have some dangers, but at the core of it, there is a kindness that coats every corner of the world. In almost every city, we have found kindhearted people that have either opened their hearts or their homes. Many offered a meal, shared a story, helped us in a time of need, and shared a part of their culture with us. In this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk, we … [Read more...] about Podcast 64: Kindness from Strangers (Amazing Humans during our Travels)
Being able to see the world as we did for 27 months gave us much to ponder as we returned home. In this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk, we reflect on a few lessons learned from traveling, including our new ‘real world,’ patience, our fresh perspective, and building a global travel network. As we transition back to our normal life in Indianapolis, our views will likely adjust over time, but we wanted to share what we are thinking within the first few weeks. Main Topics Covered: A Few … [Read more...] about Podcast 63: A Few Lessons Learned (from Long Term Travel)
In Part 2 of the Q&A with Matt’s longtime friend, Mike Polder, in Youngstown, Ohio, we talk about what we would do first if we started the journey over, cannabis laws around the world, a time when we partied too hard, could we do this trip without smartphones, and several other creative questions. Enjoy this special edition of Passport Joy Travel Talk while we enjoy a few drinks while catching up with friends after seeing 35 countries in the past two years. Main Topics Covered: Live … [Read more...] about Podcast 62: Live Q&A After 800 Day Journey (Part 2)
After traveling the world for 27 months, we are back in the United States visiting friends and family. As we make the rounds to a few cities in the midwest, we stopped by Youngstown, Ohio, where Matt spent part of his youth and still has many longtime friendships. His buddy, Mike Polder, does an outstanding job interviewing with some very different questions. In this episode broadcasted from Sam’s Wedge Inn, find out the most critical item in the backpack, the overall attitude towards … [Read more...] about Podcast 61: Live Q&A After 800 Day Journey (Part 1)
We heard about the natural beauty of the South Island of New Zealand from travelers around the world. They told us many times about the mountains, hills, lakes, and countless sheep. We began our trip in Christchurch, where we started our adventures around the South Island. We stayed in Lake Tekapo, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Ranfurly, and Dunedin. With our rental car fueled up, we took our time discovering the ins and outs of this wonderful country. We stopped many times to take photos along the … [Read more...] about Podcast 60: New Zealand Part 2 (South Island)
Road tripping through the North Island of New Zealand was more fun than we could have imagined. Taking in all of the beauty with the endless hills, wildlife on the farms, and scenic landscapes was a treat as we stopped for photos several times. Auckland offers a ton of great restaurants and nightlife for the city lovers while the rest of the trip was mostly town-sized communities surrounded by nature with jaw-dropping beauty. We visited Rotorua, Lake Taupo, and Wellington as we headed south … [Read more...] about Podcast 59: New Zealand’s North Island (Road Trip Tips)
The Fiji Islands are high on everyone’s bucket list for good reasons. With unforgettable snorkeling, world-class hospitality, and gorgeous beaches, you will have the time of your life no matter accommodations you plan. In this episode, we will give travel tips on what we experienced with our friends and how it might help you in your adventure to the islands. Not only did we take advantage of having shark at our feet, swim in the best snorkel areas of our lives, and lay near the most … [Read more...] about Podcast 58: Fiji Islands (Tips for an Unforgettable Trip)