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)
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.
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 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)
HONG KONG took us by surprise! We really did not know what to expect and then it turned out being better than we could have imagined. In this Podcast Episode, we discuss a few ideas on how to make your trip memorable including Happy Wednesdays, a day trip to Macau, and Chinese Hot Pots! Then we discuss the SURPRISE locations that we have found since starting our travels and how we decide which location is NEXT. Listen along as we take you from ASIA to SOUTH AMERICA and back. Main Topics … [Read more...] about Podcast 12: Hong Kong Travel Tips (and how we decide Where is Next)
We have now visited Vietnam on two different trips totally over 7 weeks. We break down the reasons why we love visiting Da Nang, Saigon, Hanoi, and Nha Trang. We then discuss accommodations, whether we will write a book or not, and that one trip that we disliked the most. Listen in as we take you on a ride through several parts of the world in this entertaining podcast episode. Main Topics Covered: Vietnam Travel Tips Q&A - Accommodation Q&A - Will we write a book Q&A - … [Read more...] about Podcast 11: Vietnam Travel (and Location We Hated during our World Tour)
This is a very informative episode full of great MONEY SAVING TIPS for all of you travelers out there! We will talk about FINANCIAL tools we use during our travels; specifically how we manage our credit card and bank accounts, how we leverage hotel and mileage points for free stays, and air travel, and much more! We will also answer some questions from our followers about living out of one backpack each and our time spent in India. We wrap up with a SHAME ON THAT about travelers photo bombing … [Read more...] about Podcast 10: Financial Travel Tips (and Always Wearing the Same Clothes)
Nikki discusses the importance of TRAVEL INSURANCE, what it is and why you should get it. We also talk about what great travel insurance policies should cover and certain limits travel insurance policies have. Have questions about PRESCRIPTIONS and refilling prescriptions while traveling? Nikki provides tips to save time and money. She also covers the importance of travel VACCINES and much more! We also answer a couple of questions from our followers: How we stay in shape while traveling and how … [Read more...] about Podcast 9: Medical Travel Advice (and Watching Sports on the Road)
We talk about all of the reasons that we love spending time in BANGKOK, Thailand. This being our fourth trip to the always-active city, gave us a chance to live like locals and take in the fantastic food, night markets, and shopping malls. Matt had a full body exam at the BUMRUNGRAD International Hospital as well as a teeth cleaning in their Dental Center. We talk about medical tourism and our experience with health care outside of the U.S. We also answer a listener question about making the … [Read more...] about Podcast 8: In LOVE with Bangkok (and a Visit to the Hospital)
In this podcast episode, we discuss many of the travel technologies and electronics we use to help us navigate the complexities of traveling full time. We then answer a reader question regarding the scary situations we have encountered on the road so far including a credit card hacker in Santiago, vicious dogs in South America, and a creepy follower in India. We round out the episode talking about driving fails and the tough spots that put us in. Main Topics Covered: Travel Tips - … [Read more...] about Podcast 7: Travel Technology (Top Hacks)
JUST ASK! Sometimes asking for a favor or reaching out to someone you don’t know is tough. Matt talks about how he SKYPED WITH A BILLIONAIRE after sending a cold email, met up with a CRYPTO INSIDER in Ho Chi Minh City, and learned how to make a true wood-fired Italian pizza from a professional. He even discusses how he helped a new friend in need while at Oktoberfest. All these things by simply asking. Nikki & Matt wrap up the episode by discussing how gross people can be on the road and … [Read more...] about Podcast 6: Skyping with a Billionaire (Other Cool Convos)