Traveling back to South Africa for the second time in only two years was Nikki’s idea but it became Matt’s playground as they hiked the mountains, went to a safari, enjoyed the braai feasts, swam in the ocean, and went to a rugby match. Deep sea fishing and being part of a shark catch was icing on the cake! Matt makes the case that this is a guys’ trip heaven in this episode that describes their three months in several cities along the coast. They also answer a listener question about what they … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 4: South Africa: A Guys’ Trip Heaven (Couples Welcome too)
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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Where do we stay as we travel around the world? How do we keep our costs to a minimum with our accommodations? In this episode, we discuss the differences between Airbnb, hostels, hotels, and WorkAways. You will hear about crying babies and squealing guinea pigs. We talk about the Lisbon Hustle and drinking with a star from Narcos. We then answer a couple of follower questions including how we stay in touch with family and what technologies we use to do so. Everyone gets homesick; we talk about … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 3: Crying Babies, Guinea Pigs, and Narcos: How We Stay Around the World
How can you possibly pack for over two years on the road with only a single backpack each? Impossible, right? Well, we were faced with that difficult task and did quite well. We will discuss all of the items that made the final cut; from clothing to organizers to toiletries. We also answer a couple of follower questions on the luxuries we miss the most while traveling and what it is like to spend 24/7 together as a couple. Yes, it can be a bit much at times, but in the end, we love it. … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 2: What’s in Our Bag, What We Miss, and Do We Get Sick of Each Other?
How could we possibly leave our amazing careers and awesome lives to live out of a single backpack? In this episode, you will find out more about who we are and what brought us to this decision to travel the world full time. We both discuss our lives before we met each other and since. We talk about our career paths, things we love (and miss), obsessions, and our sincere desire to travel. We cover how we traveled as kids, making the tough decision to leave, that final moment that made it a … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 1 : How We Made this CRAZY Decision! (The Who-We-Are Episode)
In this Launch Episode, we (Nikki and Matt Javit) give a high level of who we are and what we did. We discuss what we plan to cover in our podcast and how we hope to help our listeners. Not only the listeners that wish to travel long-term someday but also the listener that wants advice for their weekend getaway or a week-long holiday. We talk about our desire to keep it real and keep it fun. Though we are not pros on the mic, we will get better over time. Thanks for checking out our Launch … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 0 : The Launch Episode (We did it!)