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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.
 
Ready for an unfiltered, behind the scenes, look at what the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle is really like? In each episode, Jason and Trav provide a raw and honest take on remote work, lifestyle business, lifestyle design, online business, and travel. All jam-packed into an easily digestible 30 minutes or less (most of the time!).
 
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Some people prefer homes that are turnkey and ready to be rented immediately. Others prefer to renovate so they can put their own touches on a place (or they just love picking up a drill!). And some might not be sure which is for them - or might want to both (like us!). In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of each and what our renovatio…
 
When we first set off on our STR journey, we never imagined we'd sell all of our Philadelphia properties this quickly, but...sometimes, things change and you have to buck conventional wisdom ("never sell a house within 5 years of buying it") and do something that wasn't part of the original plan.In this episode, we talk about why we bought 5 proper…
 
How do you handle negative reviews? When you put yourself out there you will eventually get a bad review (or two or three) but how you take in the information will dictate the overall outcome. You can't let it beat you down but can those reviews sometimes be catalysts to new ideas and changes...Absolutely. Today we are diving into how we process ne…
 
Ok numbers nerds, it's time to have some fun. In this episode, we break down all the important numbers you should be looking at before you purchase a property to make sure it's a home run AND all the numbers you should be monitoring after you purchase to make sure your property is optimized to it's fullest potential. Knowing your numbers is absolut…
 
Should you manage your own short term rental or should you hire a property manager? We've done both - and learned a bunch of lessons. We break down the pros and cons of each, tell you about to best automate the process if you are self-managing, give you advice on how to make sure you are finding a good property manager, and, of course, share our op…
 
What can be learned from hosting your first big in-person event? Today we are talking about our experience from creating and hosting our very first Camp Indie. We will talk about the biggest business lessons we learned, the power of experience-based events, how camp affected us, and how we ran the logistics of an in-person event. Thank you to every…
 
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 …
 
Where are you on the work/life satisfaction scale? This is an exercise that we do within the Side Hustle Success Challenge and we want to do it too. Right now. What is your work/life satisfaction number from 1-10? During the last challenge this idea came up a lot, it is ok not being ok with being ok. Now that may sound like a tongue twister but we …
 
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…
 
How are you viewing your choices and decisions? Are you weighing them against your ultimate goals or are you making them based on that exact moment and emotions? Today we are talking about the LIfestyle Freedom lens and why you should be using it to make decisions whether they be financial or time or location-based. This will help you filter out al…
 
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 …
 
How intentional are you with your relationships? Why is this so important? Today we are getting into the importance of being intentional with who you surround yourself with, who you get inspiration and motivation from, and why this matters to your own success. Your successes aren't going to magically happen and the people you are around can play a …
 
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, …
 
We have always had amazing experiences at conferences and the reason you are listening to this podcast came from us meeting at one. So with that in mind, we are bringing you 7 tips to help you make the most out of any event that you attend, Camp Indie included. Are you attending Camp Indie? Do you have any questions regarding Camp Indie? Let us kno…
 
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 is all about the 3 types of people who are trying to go location independent and we will narrow down the best way that we see to get you there. Here is some foreshadowing, the best way to go about it isn't the way that we necessarily got to location independence but join us as we dig into the triangle of freedom & give you some insights to ge…
 
While Trav has never seen Frozen in its entirety he has seen hours of random parts of it, Jason went to see Frozen On Ice with his daughter so they are experts in everything about "let(ting) it go" :P Queue the music...sorry if it is now stuck in your head. Today's episode is all about letting go of things you may enjoy or give you value, the diffi…
 
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…
 
This is a great question that can be a great debate starter so let's start a debate. Trav & Jason have two very different viewpoints on whether being passionate about something actually matters when it comes to long-term business and life decisions. Does passion propel you forward or can it stop you in your tracks? Can being passionate about a topi…
 
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…
 
Have you ever had a chance meeting that forever changed your life? What would Jason & Trav's lives look like if they hadn't met at a conference years ago? Having a community AND meeting like-minded people in real life is exceptionally important and can have a ripple effect that could alter the course of your life in magical ways you never imagined.…
 
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…
 
What do you do when you are feeling unmotivated? How can you kick that feeling so that you can attack everything you need to do? Jason was feeling super unmotivated at the beginning of this year but knew he had some epic tasks on this to-do list so Trav & Jason came up with their lists of ways to fight through those times. In This Episode 06:00 Get…
 
There are a ton of myths surrounding the idea and application of side hustles and today we are tearing into 5 of the biggest ones. Which ones resonated with you the most? In This Episode: 03:20 7-Day Side Hustle Success Challenge 05:50 Myth One 10:55 Myth Two 14:05 Myth Three 18:05 Myth Four 22:25 Myth Five Important Links 7-Day Side Hustle Success…
 
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…
 
Are you stuck in a rut, doing things the same way year after year? We all go on autopilot at times in life because it takes less brain space and is all-around "easier" but when we start to take a step back and look at things through fresh eyes we can engrain the joy and magic back in. Don't let your habits & routines take away the joy & creativity …
 
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…
 
Do you overcomplicate things to the point of stagnation? Do you get bogged down by the plethora of ideas and action steps you want to take? It is time that you STOP overcomplicating everything and keep it more streamlined and simple. You are probably asking, "Well, that sounds great but how do I do that?", well this episode will cover some insights…
 
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…
 
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