Hiking the Appalachian Trail

May 18, 2018
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Learn from a couple who successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and NEVER GOT A BLISTER! They share their wisdom and tips and tricks here. Oh, and if you think they must be veteran backpackers, you're wrong. The longest camping trip they had done prior to hiking the AT was 3 nights!

"75% of the people who finish a thru-hiked the AT each season have not spent more than three consecutive days outside"

"Fund the trail you want to hike, not the other way around. Not, hike the funds you have."

"We pick stuff other people would think is crazy and come up with a plan to make it successful..."

"We're average people. We're just doing this stuff because it's fun and an adventure."

"If you ever want to have your faith restored in humanity thru-hike the Appalachian Trail."

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7 Years Running - Growing up as a Fugitive in Mexico

May 18, 2018
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Listen to this riveting interview of what it was like to grow up as a fugitive in Mexico. She also shares about what it's like living in Loja, Ecuador and roaming the US in an RV. 

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Wandering Earl and Living on Cruise Ships

May 18, 2018
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Wandering Earl is anything but boring! He has been traveling the world fulltime for 17 years now! He shares what, where, why, and some stories along the way in this podcast. Also, we spend a great deal of time talking about what it was like to work and live on massive cruise ships. 

"On December 25th, 1999, I left the USA for a three-month, post-graduation trip to Southeast Asia. The idea was to backpack around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and then return home and start a career in the sports industry (I wanted to be a Sports Agent).

When I landed in Bangkok, I had $1500 USD to my name and that was it. So I booked a bed in a crumbling old wooden guesthouse in the center of the city for about a dollar per night and let the adventure begin.

In the end, I never went home after those three months."

Wandering Earl's Website

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Nomadic Friends with “The Modern Nomad”

May 12, 2018
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In this episode, Gustav Andersson shares what it's like to live as a wanderer, how he pays for this unique lifestyle and the challenges of building a sense of community and nourishing friendships while on the go. If you'd like to see some of his journeys or read about his experiences, you can visit him at www.themodernnomad.com 

Tiny Living on a Boat: 3 Worries in Life

July 4, 2017
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Happy Tiny Movement Tuesday and 4th of July! 
 
I sat here worried if I have enough drinks and food for the 5 friends coming over to celebrate the 4th and after relistening to this episode, I'm catapolted back into perspective. What would it be like to only have three worries in life, weather, water, and food? Really... I can't wrap my mind around it. That's exactly how Ryan and Nicole Levinson live on their tiny dwelling, a 28' sailboat Nioma.
 
I had the opportunity to interview Ryan just before their Pacific crossing and ask them about what it was like to live on a sailboat, the logistics and planning involved in prepping for a pacific crossing, fear and how to conquer it, what is was like to live in a tiny floating dwelling with muscular dystrophy, and if he were to do it all over again would he change anything. 
 
Spoiler alert, they made a safe crossing shortly after this interview and have been living and sailing in the French Polynesian Islands in pure bliss for months. 
 
The interview was conducted over a lower quality connection in a port in Mexico but it's not too bad. 

Minimizing Your “What Do I Wear” Crisis

July 3, 2017
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In this episode of Earthy we explore how to use technology to stretch your current waredrob into more outfits and how to let professional desiners dress you with the clothes you already have! Marianna Milkis-Walker shares with us how she and her company has taken out the headache of what to wear and how to minimize your closet. Read our blog post about this interview here.  

Through the use of Epytom's Facebook Messenger Bot you can enter your waredrob once and have it dress you everyday thereafter if you'd like. Simply check the current weather conditions and the occasion and the bot will create an outfit for you. This saves you decision capitol for more important decisions you'll have to make throughout the day and time sorting through your closet trying to come up with an outfit. THey claim that they will save you up to 1.5 hours each week by letting them pick out your outfit. 

Since there are about 700 unique outfits that this bot can create with a core 40 pieces (including shoes and accessories) it will help you pare down your waredrobe and rid the "I have nothing to wear crisis" which will also reduce your shopping. 

Facebook Messenger Bot

 

 

Bees & Business

June 30, 2017
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For this Urban Farming Friday I had the great pleasure to speak with Queen Bee, Lisa Graham of YYC Beeswax. I had a lot to learn about this sweet topic, and Lisa didn't disappoint.

I had no idea how many products bees produced. My favorite was probably bee's pollen. I loved how Lisa described the pollen traps as doormats for the bees. The pollen simply falls off of their feet as if they wiped their feet before entering their honeycomb home. I learned that the pollen comes in numerous colors and flavors depending on where the bees were and which plants the bees were pollinating from.

Since Graham is a soloprenuer (one person startup) we also had the chance to talk shop, and swap the pros and cons of being and entrepreneur, the challenges a startup offers, and the tools that have helped her shape and grow her company as well as manage the day to day operations.

Head to our blog post to see her favorite tools
 

Minimalism = Joy with Genevieve Parker Hill

June 27, 2017
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Minimalism is about joy. Learn about the world of the less and how minimalism will help identify your core values and help you structure your actions and behaviors around those values.  

 

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Hecktic Travels

May 13, 2017
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Dalene Heck from Hecktic Travels sat down witih us to share how she and her partner left their successful corporate lives for fulltime adventure seeking. For them, a tragedy set this change in motion, their biggest piece of advice is don't wait for a tragedy to live your life. 

In over 45 countries visited their adventures have taken them from ice hotels and dog sledding to housesitting and living in Turkey. 

* This podcast was pulled from our Nomadic Tales podcast so if you hear mention of Nomadic Tales that is a sister company that we have merged into our Earthy lifestyle brand.