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The EPOP Travel Podcast is hosted by Travis Sherry, a serial entrepreneur & world traveler. Known as "Rick Steves for the new generation", this podcast will teach you everything you need to know to travel more & spend less. From interviews with some of the world's most famous travel names, like Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Poon Tip, AJ Jacobs & others to specific travel advice on how to use frequent flyer miles, score cheap hotels, pack like a pro, & travel on a budget, this show does it all.
 
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Secretly, this was our favorite episode of the season to record (whoops, guess it isn't a secret anymore) and that's because this is our "secret sauce" to our short term rental success. 95% of hosts don't think about this - and we didn't either when we got our first Philly STR's - and that's why their listings end up being middle of the road. But a…
 
In Season 1, we are breaking down how we achieved real estate success with short term rentals (STR) and how you can do the same. In this first episode, we will give the ENTIRE story of our journey - from when we first started thinking about buying real estate to why we bought 5 properties in 1.5 years (and then sold all 5 in the last 3 months) and …
 
In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India. While quarant…
 
Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisure, and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money: A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings, and traveling more” shows how she has been able to travel nonstop for 10 years on an average income of …
 
Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, …
 
Joining me today are two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12-year-old daughter Kayla to expose her to all different types of cultures, religions, and ways of life, Kim and …
 
Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com. Has van life intrigued you? What is your biggest hurdle from entering the van life world? Let us know by tagging us in a po…
 
Today I have the amazing Chase Boehringer from The Bucketlist LIfestyle on the show and he has had the honor to be on the Price Is Right, he has spontaneously walked into an airport and bought a ticket, and has currently crossed off 80 out of 100 bucket list items. This is a very fun conversation that will probably get you the motivation to start a…
 
Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, and who has gotten lost, stuck, and confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon S…
 
I am so excited to talk with my guest, Queen Michele, on today's episode because she is all about getting others to move abroad just like she did. Queen retired at the age of 52 and moved to Mexico as a single, middle-aged retiree, and began her journey of self-discovery with no end in sight. She now wakes up with a smile on her face and joy in her…
 
Are you looking to reinspire your heart and build new habits that allow you to dream bigger and take action towards your ideal life? Do you feel a transformation is needed to get you on the path that leads to your true happiness? Today's guest is Heath Armstrong from RageCreate.com, who has just launched the latest Sweet-Ass Affirmations Deck 2.0 o…
 
We have made it to our 400th episode and today we welcome the entire EPOP team to join us in giving our top 40 (plus) travel tips. Today we have on the show Vanessa, Mackenzie, Ransom, Lily, Kaycee, and of course, my wonderful wife and constant travel companion Heather, and we are diving into the travel tips and tricks we have all accumulated over …
 
We are bringing you one of our favorite episodes (& yours too) from this last year for this greatest hits episode! Have you been dragging your feet about going nomadic? Are you coming up with every excuse possible to talk yourself out of it? Are you ready to get out of your own way? Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment is here today to talk abo…
 
Did you know that Netflix filmed a movie in our home? Today we are talking all about how they found us, what the process was like before & during filming, and how it all went down now that they are done. This was definitely a hectic but very fun experience and we can't wait to share it with you, Enjoy! Do you have any other questions that we didn't…
 
We got the idea for this episode from a Travel & Leisure article on the 11 Best Small Towns in America which allowed for places with 15,000 people or less but we aren't putting population restrictions on this list. If we consider it a small town or it has a strong small-town feel then it is in! We are sharing our top 15 places and, of course, there…
 
What will be (or was) your mid-life awakening? Have you followed your curiosity, passion, and love of travel to create the opportunities for your dream life? Today's guest is Mike Savas from Savas On The Go, who is currently on what he deems as his mid-life awakening which will include learning 12 skills in 12 countries in 12 months. Mike is learni…
 
With travel opening back up, where do you want to go first (domestically)? Because we loved this topic so much we are splitting this conversation into two episodes and therefore splitting our list in two as well. Today, we will be covering our US destinations that we would love to spend some time in this summer. If you are craving travel as much as…
 
With travel opening back up, where do you want to go first (internationally)? Because we loved this topic so much we are splitting this conversation into two episodes and therefore splitting our list in two as well. Today, we will be covering our international destinations that currently (May 2021) have their borders open to vaccinated tourists (& …
 
What if you could take the world's longest honeymoon? Where would you go? What would you do? Today's guests are not only world-known (& Guinness record-holders) but also dear friends, Mike & Anne from Honeytrek.com and they are currently on the world's longest honeymoon at over 9 years long. We get into what life is like on the road (#RVLife), gett…
 
Are you part of the fast travel or slow travel movement? Our time in Costa Rica this last winter is the catalyst for today's conversation all about the pros and cons of slow travel. Trav is a convert from fast to slow and you will hear exactly why in this episode. If you are stuck in fast travel mode but crave a slower pace then this episode will s…
 
Have you been dragging your feet about going nomadic? Are you coming up with every excuse possible to talk yourself out of it? Are you ready to get out of your own way? Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment is here today to talk about his new book The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad, the importance of facing fear, and why it is never to…
 
What do you think will be the changes we see in travel in a post-pandemic life? How do you see it affecting the way you travel? We have had quite some time to think about life post-pandemic but now that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (thank you vaccine), we feel it is a great time to talk about how travel will have changed going f…
 
What are your go-to jams? Who are your favorite artists that you can listen to over and over again? Are you a top hits listener or a whole album listener? Today, Heather & I will be diving into our top 10 songs (20 between the two of us) and while this is something a little different in terms of topic, we do hope you get a kick out of whether we ha…
 
You asked for it and today you are getting it! Our destination diary on Tamarindo, Costa Rica has arrived and it is jam-packed with great places, ideas, eats, etc. Since we spent such a long time here we are giving you all the insights that we learned during this time. Enjoy! Are you planning a trip to Tamarindo? What will be the first spot you exp…
 
We have another list episode but this is the first time we have dove into the friendliest countries we have been to. Now, this does beg the question of what makes a place friendly and we are leaving it intentionally vague because it means something different to everybody. Like with all of our lists we will have some honorable mentions and then we g…
 
You may be asking yourself "where the heck has EPOP been for the last few weeks?" well...Heather caught COVID. This, of course, changed everything we had planned including recording more episodes of this podcast. I went on full daddy duty while Heather had to quarantine herself away for 10 + days BUT Heather has fully recovered and we are discussin…
 
If you don't follow us on Instagram then SURPRISE we are in Costa Rica and have been for over a month and today we are talking about how we came to the decision to come down here, the preconceived notions we had about the experience during COVID, and what it is like now that we are here and have been for a few weeks. We also may drop some hints on …
 
We return with our final part in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks Check out Part 4: Best Desserts Check out Part 5: Best Meals Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out. While 2020 definitely did everything in its power to limit those, they still …
 
We return with Part 5 of 6 in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks Check out Part 4: Best Desserts If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. We tried to eat out to help support restaurants as much as we safely could during COVID. Today Heather and I are …
 
We return with Part 4 of 6 in our Year in Review Series: Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives Check out Part 3: Best Drinks We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, key lime bars to doughnuts...it all tastes amazing. Everyone loves desserts, so we know you're not skipping this episode! Today Heather and I go t…
 
We return with Part 3 of 6 in our Year in Review Series Check out Part 1: Travel Stats Check out Part 2: Superlatives We've decided to bring all drinks into one episode due to the restrictions on travel we had this year because of COVID. Join us today as we bring you our tops spots for coffee, wine, and anything that wets your whistle. Today's podc…
 
Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all. Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes. We are running our 6 part series (!!!) that covers our superlatives, the stats, best meals, best drinks best desserts, and best experiences in ou…
 
Obviously, this year travel has been a lot different but we are still going to cover the nerdy statistics of 2020 in the traveling we have been able to do. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many states we visited plus much, much more! We'll be covering road trips, accommodations, and s…
 
To say that we didn't get to any of the places we had on our 2020 Travel Wishlist would be an understatement but that is what makes our 2021 list that much more special. We have a vaccine being rolled out so we are crossing our fingers to be able to get out and travel this coming year. Heather and I are going through our top 5/6 destinations (and s…
 
We are trying something different today as we have crowdsourced from you our EPOP community, over on Instagram, all of your favorite holiday movies. We had you list your top 5 by rank and each number had a point amount which ended up giving us the top 10...yes, there was math, and yes, we did use a calculator because we are all business here 🤪. Tha…
 
It is time for another throwdown showdown (requested by the EPOP community) and we are combining it with the holiday season to decide which is better a cold location Christmas or a warm location Christmas. Do you want to get away from the cold and sometimes dreary weather or celebrate all that the holidays are in a traditional snowy weather place? …
 
It is time to hit the road but we are putting a winter spin on it. We have listed our top 5 (each) winter road trips and are sharing them with you and with each other. Some of these we have taken but not necessarily in the wintertime which puts a whole new lens on the experience. Grab your favorite warm beverage, get snuggly in your softest blanket…
 
First, we want to give a huge thanks to our amazing listeners who gave us some fantastic holiday-themed ideas for podcasts for the entire month of December which spurred on today's episode. Heather and I are talking about our top 5 places (each) that we would like to spend the Christmas season. Of course, they are ranked but do you think any place …
 
It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier. So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year (as difficult as it was) and reveal the people & things we are most thankful for in 2020. We want to know what are the unexpected things you ar…
 
Joining me today is someone who has visited 98 countries, lived in 5, and who figures he’ll settle down when he’s 95, former business traveler and now strictly pleasure seeker, Malcolm Teasdale from MalcolmJTeasdale.com. Do you travel for business? How do you mix business travel with pleasure travel? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram…
 
We are doing things a little different this time around because, well...2020 has been a different type of year. This year we are keeping our list to only 20 travel items that are great for regular travel, of course, but are also useful right now during COVID which means these items are good for everyday life and for current travel life (domestic tr…
 
Joining me today is someone who once tried to sail from Norway to France and failed, who decided to ride a bike 5,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico but didn’t know how to change a tire, and who has gotten lost, stuck, and confused in more countries than he can count, Otto Ecroyd, author of Northbound and Down. What long-distance adventure are you wan…
 
In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India. While quarant…
 
Heather and I have had a lot of questions about our new beach house in North Carolina and today they are getting answered. The questions are broken down into 3 categories which include general, logistics, and rental opportunities, and let's get started! Do you want to live on the beach? Would you like to rent Trav & Heather's beach house? Let us kn…
 
Today is all about #vanlife but we are going back in time to 1975 to see how much it has changed over the years. I am happy to welcome Marshall & Debbie Hockett from Tripping1975.com, who, in 1975, hopped on a plane to Europe, grabbed a VW van named Banana, spent a year exploring the continent...and then, wrote a book about it 45 years later! How m…
 
Joining me today are two people I’ve spent uncountable nights singing karaoke with, who graciously played host when Heather and I got to experience a New Year’s Eve in Sydney, and who I’ve been living vicariously through the last year as they travel around on their 3-year Round the World Trip, my favorite kiwis in the whole world, Mon and T from Ge…
 
Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of food in Italy, Christine and Jules from Don’tForgetToMove.com and the Not So Bon Voyage podcast,…
 
Joining me today is a fellow podcast host, someone who also owns a van (but her’s is infinitely nicer than mine) and who has been on the road for almost 3 full years now with her dogs, Sydney Febrache from DivineOnTheRoad.com. Has van life intrigued you? What is your biggest hurdle from entering the van life world? Let us know by tagging us in a po…
 
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