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."

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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. 

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.