“The photographer in me just couldn’t stop giggling!” - With that spirit, our Passenger and Explorer River Chad takes on an exploratory mission of the land he believes to have been presented in his past life. The sense of familiarity with the surrounds made this trip a self-learning experience translated in breath-taking pictures.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - On this episode we talk with Zurab of Unleash Your Potential on why you should consider your physical and mental health while travelling. Zurab was able to experience over 70 countries in only a few years while being a personal trainer on a commercial cruise ship. In that time he gained valuable experience on the importance of staying physically fit and mentally free while doing what he loves!
A last minute trip to Thailand brought our Passenger Meg Dakay and her friends to the beautiful Koh Samui. Hopping on a jeep and traveling half of the day, our passenger head straight to the most beautiful spots of the island leading straight to see Granma and Grandpa.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - After seeing elephants being abused in Thailand, Kristina was given the motivation to start The Elephant Project in order to help raise funds for elephants and create awareness for the well being of the species. Kristina now donates 100% of the net profit from her sales of stuffed elephant toys to organizations globally that rescue and care for injured, abused and orphaned elephants.Some of the organizations that Kristina contributes to are; the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, elephants in Burma, and the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
What started as a big joke because a life changing experience for our Adventurous Passengers Miguel & Adolfo. Road tripping across the US our passengers had the perfect vacation with a lot of great stories to tell.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Alex got Leukemia a week before Christmas. As he explains in this episode,
“Getting told you have cancer is hard. Going through the treatment might be even harder. Getting back to life once it’s all said and done, that might be the hardest thing of all. But travel has always made me feel free. Made me feel alive. And the stories it gave to me, well they weren’t always the type of things I’d tell my Mum. Then again, every corner of the world offered chances for me to heal. With every journey slowly putting me back together after my Leukemia diagnosis split my soul into a million pieces. There’s a lot of cool sh*t in the world. I once found a squirrel inside a garbage bin in Washington DC. That’s a bad example. But the point remains, I feel alive when I’m traveling. So that’s what I do. I’m a storyteller. A tattooed traveler and teller of tales. Whether I’m getting tattoos. Doing something I’m proud of. Or something I should confess. I’m no longer a cancer sufferer. And I’m more than a cancer survivor. I am…Inked and Abroad.”
She ended up in Turkish by coincidence and she discovered little treasures that made this ordinary experience extraordinary. Our Passenger Leona Middelkoop discovered a little heaven at the rooftop of an old building surrounded by locals and tourist all enjoying the Turkish sunset.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - This week we talk with Travis Zane. Travis is a multimedia creative focused on creating insightful photo editorials, videos, essays, and travel guides. His content pairs lifestyle and travel photography with thoughtful words, encouraging audiences to embody mindfulness, exhibit compassion, and discover the simple and profound beauty life has to offer.
Our Passenger Sarah Robinson explores all the best trades of Paris while studying towards her Social Work degree. She takes us on a journey discovering the architecture, food, landscapes, and its people, all surrounded by friends everywhere and a big smile on her face.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Celine and her husband knew wouldn’t wouldn’t stop traveling into parenthood and made a promise to each other that they would find a way to keep seeing the world. After their kids were born, they quickly realized how different travelling with a baby and kids would be.
Amazing landscapes, live music in the pubs every night, wild nature. These are some of the reasons that made our Passenger Ilaria go on a great trip to Scotland with her friend, Stefania. Colourful buildings, beautiful landscapes and a lot of flavour are what you should expect from this memory.
#Partern_TheTravelersBlueprint - Jacob Gilliland recently completed The Triple Crown of hiking. This feat, which only about 450 people have ever done, consists of completing the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail totaling close to 8,000 miles. Jacob has also spent time in Alaska to pursuing a career in guiding in which he still does today.Jacob currently work as an Outdoor Adventure Specialist at Appalachian Ski and Outdoors Inc. and guide people fishing in Alaska during the summer months.
Los Angeles in three words: fun, Latinos and surf. Our Passenger Silvia Fabris explores home to renowned museums, unique hotels, diverse experiences and 75 miles of sunny coastline. The best way to discover LA is by exploring all of the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods and our Passenger will show you how.
#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