#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Mike Maggio signed his initial enlistment contract on August 8, 2007 and was quickly shipped off to basic training. Enlisted as an Infantryman Military occupational speciality (MOS) 11B, Mike attended basic training at Fort Benning, GA and was later assigned to a striker brigade combat team. He spent 30 days in Germany during Cooperative Spirit 2008, were he trained with German, Australian, British, New Zealand, and Canadian NATO allies. Mike was deployed to Iraq 2009 through 2010 and Afghanistan 2011 through 2012. His time of serviced totaled 10 and half years, and we discuss the physical and psychological aspects of entering active war zones.
Our Passenger Tamara Sidorova adventuring into two of the most incredible tourist attractions in the U.S. The Antelope Canyon & Grand Staircase, well know for brining the wow factor look to travelers around the world, are a social media sensation. Who doesn’t want an adventure like that?
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Brianna Driscoll is an experienced and avid Disney World trip planner who visits The Most Magical Place on Earth at least one time per year! When she visited Disney for the first time during her senior year of high school, she fell in love. Now with two kids, it’s an experience she craves to give them over and over again. With Disney being an expensive trip, she has begun to gather tips and tricks to try to save as much money as possible. Through her own research and experiences, she has come to know how to navigate the Disney parks to get the most out of her family's time!
Our Passenger Analisa Morel in an incredible endeavour traveling six months in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Between teaching English to pre-teens and surfing in the ocean with the local kids, Analisa lived the dream visiting the most beautiful spots in Nicaragua.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Michela Solinas and her husband spent their honeymoon somewhere rather unusual. Every year, the great migration occurs in Kenya, and Michela wanted to take advantage of the trip and explore the diverse wildlife of Kenya. In September 2018, Michela and her husband travelled witnessed a part of the Great Migration and then ended their journey at the islands of Seychelles.
Their honeymoon was just around the corner and going to Croatia to reenact some scenes from their favorite show Game of thrones was the obvious choice to our Passenger Bob DiMenna and his wife. The scenery is stunning and the final photos are priceless.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - On today’s episode we sit down with Mike Fargnoli, who was awarded the Joseph J. Lalli Fellowship to study the public transit systems of Pacific Northwest cities like Seattle, WA and Portland, OR in hopes of applying his observations to improve the cities of South Florida. While on his solo trip, he spent two weeks exploring various urban environments via light rail, train, busses, bikes, and scooters. He is currently working on a book to present his research conclusions as well as a video that captures the entirety of the experience and is expecting it all to be presented early 2019.
Slovenia, a small but beautiful country, has a great deal to offer. Outdoor activities are endless from gentle walks to ice climbing and skiing. Our Adventurer Passenger Peter Hayes tries ice-climbing the 30 metre high frozen waterfall of the Mlačca Gorge and the view is spectacular.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - On this episode we talk to Steve Hackett who just got back from an incredible trip in Thailand where he not only attended, but participated in a Thai wedding between two of his close friends. He brings us through his experience on the long haul from the eastern coast of the US to Thailand and his time chaotically navigating the Bangkok airport, traffic, and city life. Then Steve breaks down some of the highlights between a culturally fascinating wedding between a Sikh groom and Hindi bride, where Steve was one of 700 guests.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - There are a lot of misconceptions about traveling to Cuba. In this episode we break down traveling to the mysterious country with Magi Kernan, where she discusses her recent trip to the country and opens our eyes to the ins and outs of visiting this beautiful country. If you’re thinking about going to Cuba in the near future, you won’t want to miss this conversation!
What can be more pleasant than a few days away from everyday routine surrounded by your closest friends? Our Passenger Ruxandra Manea chose the beautiful and historical Pompeii as her dreaming destination and she has a lot of incredible things to say.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - On this podcast we talk to Marianna Le Donne whose love of travel likely began when she was two years old, having her first gelato in Italy. Since then, she’s been to Italy many times, has traveled throughout Europe while studying abroad and recently just came back from her first trip to the Middle East and Asia.
People have said that Africa grips you. It wraps itself around your limbs, embracing you, leaving an imprint on your soul. And our Passenger Rose Huet might have discovered a deeper connection with Africa that she thought she would.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - We talked to Leah Habib about her particular experiences traveling to five continents in just a few short years. She provides incredible insight on her time studying abroad in Spain and England and contributes some great advice on why someone would prefer to travel in packaged groups rather than solo. http://bit.ly/GroupTravelPackages
Iceland has been regarded as a staple of the natural world for decades, experiencing a recent influx of tourists and attention across social media, leading our Passenger Travis Zane to explore all its wonders.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Mel Witman discusses her experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corps and her time living in Paraguay. Mel spent two years living alone in a third world country and the hardships she faced; including how she dealt with contaminated drinking water and limited access to electricity.
Our Passenger Arran Tiffen, in a road-trip adventure through the English coastline from Cornwall to Kudhva and Polzeath. Meeting incredible people along the way, Arran got to witness all the natural beauty of that region while traveling and camping for four months around the country
Lina Montopoli divulges her decision to bike 900 miles alone along the Pan American Highway. Her journey through the Patagonian countryside is incredibly inspiring and when you find out she really didn't plan any of this trip in advanced you’ll be even more impressed!
Passenger Bob DiMenna and his wife are the Adventurers of the week with a great story about their “Babymoon” in Hawaii. They got to experience what really happens when a volcano erupts. Be prepared for great surprises and a thrilling story
Some of the richest travel memories are from when there’s a chill in the air and everyone feels a palpable sense of anticipation. And Christmas is the perfect occasion to feels all those feelings. Our Passengers Meagan and Matt explore the beautiful Christmas markets across Italy
Breaking away from her office job routine, our Passenger Feyza Ozbilen departed on a five-week solo trip to Thailand. She made a promise to herself that should hug an elephant that year and there she is finally having her dream come to life.
Our Passenger Sindy explorers the Tuscany region in Italy and all it’s fleur. From the small alleys of Montecarlo to the famous monuments of Pisa and Florence, La Dolce Vita of Tuscany is everything you need for your next holidays.
Our Passenger Bobby Sunderland on an incredible adventure traveling across the country to photograph the beautiful sights the Australian shoreline has to offer. The thrills from sitting on tall ledges over the ocean and watching the waves crash onto the rocks made the perfect scenario for perfect drone shots.
After a busy time at work, our Explorer Passenger Matias decided that it was time for a few days break and a road trip with his girlfriend from Serbia to Bosnia, this trip helped him unwind and create memories that he will cherish forever.
Visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world, camping at the Grand Canyon, exploring the incredible temples and landmarks of Japan and backpacking around South East Asia, your adventure Passengers Mel and Jen decided to explore the world and live life as a dream.
About 4 years ago our Passenger Sabine was only 16 years old and decided that was time to take a trip with her friend Lottie. From cute little cafes, the John Lennon wall, Charle’s Bridge and the sunset from the Petrin monument, Prague inspired her to keep travelling around the world and making new friends.http://bit.ly/backpackinginprague
Bringing people from all over Croatia, Voloder's Autumn its a traditional festival of folk music, food, wine. Our Passenger Explorer Kristijan Jalšić checked it out and felt even more proud of his culture, an unforgettable experience and a recommendation for everyone who is looking for an adventure.
Our Adventurer Passenger Felipe Banhara and his family had two weeks driving and living in a Campervan, they drove around Italy and discovered a different lifestyle, an amazing and memorable experience.