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From Death Threats in India, to walking across Frozen Lakes in Canada... Join me as I take your ears on a journey around the world. I don't always do things the best way... But I do things my way. The Worst Traveller is a weekly podcast of travel stories where, more often than not, there's trouble involved...
 
Active Travel Adventures curates multi-day world wide adventure travel for reasonably fit folks who love to hike, bike, paddle or otherwise stay active for a more immersive experience when they vacation and explore our planet and its people. ATA's mission is to inspire and empower you to lead a bigger life through adventure travel. Travel the Active Travel Adventures way!
 
Leading students on wilderness adventures make for some of the best stories. Join former National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor and author of TEAMS ON THE EDGE Shawn Stratton each week as he interviews fellow outdoor educators from NOLS, Outward Bound, and other organizations to hear their most entertaining stories from leading expeditions with students around the world. Take a listen to these professional adventurers as they entertain you with stories of misadventures, wildlif ...
 
Your Adventure Travel "How To" Resource: learn about backpacking, bike packing, and paddling from planning, training, packing, gear selection, plus tour company recommendations. This is a companion podcast to the Active Travel Adventures (ATA) podcast which focuses on inspiring and encouraging you to lead a bigger life through adventure travel. ATA teaches you the "who, what, when, and where" of exciting adventure travel destinations around the world while this podcast teaches you the "HOW"! ...
 
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Like many outdoor educators’ travel has been a constant theme in the life of our guests today. I'm thrilled to have Heather Hamilton join us on the show. Heather has always had a hard time answering, “where are you from?” – as she has lots of places that feel like home but was born in Wichita, Kansas, and has travelled a fair amount for a Kansas ki…
 
On today's podcast, we learn all about Isle Royale National Park and why it's the most REVISITED US NATIONAL PARK in the Lower 48, even though it's the least visited park! Join Kit as she backpacks this rugged island that gets only 19,000 visitors each year. You can also paddle pack among the 70 interior islands, and Kit discusses this as well. You…
 
Have you ever came upon something while traveling that sparked a fire within you and pushed you to make change? For the past 6 months, Robbie, Ivo, Jasper & Josh have created adventure videos in Kenya for their YouTube channel, and it quickly became apparent that the loss of tourism, due to Covid-19, is hurting parks and conservancies throughout Af…
 
Today our guest is James "KG" Kagambi, Senior NOLS Instructor and the owner of KG Mountain Expeditions. He joined NOLS as a field instructor in 1987. KG has worked many curses types over the years but regularly works in NOLS mountaineering programs in Patagonia, Alaska, East Africa, and India. KG is not only a senior NOLS instructor; he is the most…
 
In this special bonus episode, Kit interviews Wendy van Lieshout, CEO of Active Adventures, about the merger with Austin Adventures. Plus, we discuss travel today in the post vaccine world of covid. In addition to the merger, we discuss possible vaccine passports, why using a tour company may be more important than ever, and general insights about …
 
Have you ever found yourself asking "what’s next" after a major life change or shift in identity? Digital Nomad and entrepreneur, Matt Bowels, shares how remaining curious and seeking opportunities during big changes have fueled his passion for travel, adventure, and business. If you are interested in the digital nomad life then tune in to hear the…
 
David Pool grew up in Ottawa and currently lives in North Vancouver with his wife Katey and his two kids. He worked for Outward Bound Canada from 2001-2007 and with Class Afloat. When David moved to the west coast of Canada, he started working in the outdoor education Explore Program at Collingwood School before moving into student services as a co…
 
Paddle the Colorado River for six days through Canyonlands National Park's famous Cataract Canyon. On this relaxing vacation, you can paddle or simply ride along in the dory as you choose each day! Plus, in calm waters, you can SUP and others, kayak the smaller rapids! Stretch your legs on the many optional day hikes through this impressive canyon …
 
This weekend I had such an incredible time at my first ever festival, where I was hosting and compering one the celebrity stages, where celebrities would interview celebrities about being celebrities! CarFest South 2021 was my first ever professional presenting gig, and it was an amazing experience, where I met some incredible people and saw some o…
 
Are you hesitant to leave your comfortable life for full-time travel? What exactly stands in the way between you and a life filled with adventure and self-discovery? Native Nomad Life creators, Cassie and Nate tell us how their transition to full-time travel eventually lead them to immerse themselves into native cultures, settling down part-time in…
 
David Berg began working in outdoor education in 1992 as a kayak guide in the San Juan Islands, just after graduating from college. He then spent several years in Southern California teaching open water kayaking, surf kayaking, and expeditions. David finished his NOLS Sea Kayak IC in British Columbia in 1999. His first course was in Baja the follow…
 
How often would you travel if you knew you could consistently get the best deals on transportation? Author and entrepreneur Scott Keyes’ passion for finding cheap flights turned his small mailing list for friends into a bustling website known as the travel industry's best-kept secret with 2-million members assisted by a 40-person team. If you are c…
 
In 2018, on one of my final solo trips before starting drama school, I visited Amsterdam and Paris and whilst in the French Capital I decided to pay a visit to one of the happiest places on Earth, and in true Worst Traveller style, things didn't necessarily go to plan!! Thank you so much to everyone listening to the podcast recently. Please do supp…
 
Sophie Diaries: Camper Van Road Trip through the Dakotas to Lake Superior Kit continues her adventures in “Sophie”, her converted Mercedes Sprinter camper van. On today’s show, we visit the Black Hills of South Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Graham Island State Park in North Dakota, the western coastline of Lake Superior and the Apost…
 
Do you ever wonder whether the idea of long-term travel or the nomadic lifestyle matches up with the reality of it? Today you will get a blast from the past as we revisit the audio snapshot of one couple’s transition to travel journey. Come along with Sofia and Teague as they share what it was like right before their journey started, including the …
 
This is one of my favourite stories from my travels! In my final week of living in Sydney, Australia, I decided to take the opportunity to go a concert and watch the Sydney Symphony Orchestra play at Sydney Opera House. However things didn't quite go to plan and I stood out like a sore thumb!! Thank you so much to everyone listening to the podcast …
 
This week we speak with NOLS living legend Jim Chisholm. Jim has worked in the field with NOLS for over 35 years and has many outstanding stories to share. 8:15 Caiman, Anaconda, Electric Eel, Cat Fish ... 9:30 Jaguar hunting ground 19:45 I thought about my options 23:19 I WILL NOT DIE 34:50 I also know the Jaguar…
 
When is the last time you got in your car, drove out into the wilderness, and got away from it all? Today's very special episode comes to you from Moab, Utah where my wife and I love to camp, we are going to share with you our top twenty tips for becoming a car camping superstar! So, whether you’ve done a lot of camping or you’ve never been before,…
 
My time spent living in Sydney, Australia was nothing short of incredible, however there were some moments that weren't my proudest! In my final week after a continuous nights of partying, I was left with no choice but to sleep outdoors one night after getting locked out of the place I was staying! In this episode I talk all about that nights adven…
 
Shawn is an international leadership consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, podcast host, Ironman and Ultramarathon competitor. Shawn has a bachelor’s degree in Experiential Education and a Master’s in Leadership. He devoted 15 years to leading teams on wilderness expeditions around the world into some of the harshest environments, a…
 
Hike the rugged North Island of Japan, Hoikkado and avoid the crowds of more touristy parts of Japan. Kit interviews Rick and Susan about their beautiful hiking adventure on this little known part of Japan. Earlier, they shared their Bolivia and Peru adventures, so be sure to check that show out. On today's show, we learn what to expect if you go o…
 
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the ingredients that make an epic adventure? George Mahood's adventure took shape during a night at the pub when he and his buddy devised a plan to cycle the full length of Great Britain with nothing but their underwear- no clothes, no money, and no bike! If that’s not epic, I don’t kno…
 
This week I chat all about an experience I had on a Mediterranean Island in 2009 that left me absolutely terrified of the ocean! I also reveal what my next international will hopefully be, so stay tuned! Thank you so much to everyone listening to the podcast recently. Please do support it by Subscribing on YouTube, Following on Instagram and sharin…
 
It's been several weeks since my last COVID Diaries vlog. I honestly thought I was finished with the series but with the resurgence of the virus in Da Nang I've decided to continue with more videos. We have been impacted but only slightly overall here in Ho Chi Minh,(Saigon). Bars, nightclubs/discos, have been temporarily closed. Mask wearing in pu…
 
Born in Guelph, Ontario, our guest today, Jesse Pierce, grew up cross country skiing and hiking with her family. She remembers camping in Tobermory near Georgian Bay, Ontario as a teenager and having the tingling feeling that this is what she needed to be doing in the future. So after high school, she went on to earn a degree in Outdoor Recreation …
 
Listen in as Kit chats with online personal trainer Becki Rupp of Trailblazer Wellness about how to plan and tweak your adventure travel training program when life gets in the way. You want to make sure you enjoy your adventure, maximize your chances of success while minimizing your chance of injury. So its best to train your mind and body ahead of…
 
Have you ever had an idea or goal so ambitious you questioned whether it could ever come to fruition? Polly Letofsky’s mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer came to reality through walking for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles. If you are wondering what it takes to follow your dreams, no matter…
 
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with James Michael Forrest, best known for hiking up all 1001 mountains in the UK and Ireland in the fastest known time, all about his misadventures along the way! Spending so much time in the outdoors, it's likely you'll run into some tricky situations at some point, and this is very true in Jam…
 
Ian Pineau has spent the past 45 years learning about and working in the Outdoor Education field. From a small PEI farm; close to the coast, his first outdoor education experience would be in a fishing boat with his grandfather. Ian’s first paid job in the field came at 18 when he was a facilitator with at-risk youth. As a student at the University…
 
Thanks so much for watching and subscribing to the channel! If you feel like supporting the channel with a pledge or donation I would be most grateful. Monthly Pledges-Patreon-Far East Travels Patreon Donations-https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile This video references a little bit about what life is like for me but I'm hoping there are circu…
 
Are you the type of traveler that avoids crowded tourist destinations at all costs? Accomplished author and globe trotter, Gunnar Garfors, shares his experience and wisdom gained from seeking out the road less traveled and writing a book about the hidden secrets of his home country Norway. If you’re curious to learn more about how curiosity and ada…
 
This week I had the pleasure of chatting to Claire Taylor from Road to Thriving all about her experiences with VanLife in her home Australia and what it is like living life on the road with your partner and dog! Claire shares her stories of the trials and tribulations of setting up a nomadic life honestly and openly, and she also has her own podcas…
 
Today, I speak with NOLS Instructor Mark Hamlin, from small-town Indiana and living in Lander, WY, full time for the past decade. He completed a NOLS student course in 1987, mountaineering in the North Cascades of Washington state and led his first backcountry trip at the age of 18 in 1988. Mark took his NOLS Mountain Instructor Course in 1990 and …
 
Hike and explore springtime in Colorado as Kit and 'Sophie', her converted Sprinter cargo van, visit Dolores, Cortez, Durango, Salida, Colorado Springs, Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!). Get …
 
Are you feeling like it’s time for a change but not sure how or where to start? Today the tables have turned as I am joined by my best bud and business partner Travis Sherry who puts me in the hot seat and helps me reflect on how life has changed over the past two years and develop a vision of what the next two have in store. If you feel like it’s …
 
Sport often transcends language, it brings people together for all backgrounds, and whilst I'm not the sportiest person around, I do love watching a match or going to a game of something whilst I'm travelling. Please SIGN this petition that I speak about in the episode, it only takes a minute: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/575833 In this short e…
 
Marianne Dawson Alexander started working in outdoor education in 1995 at a YMCA summer camp in Ontario, leading two-week canoe trips in Temagami. From 2000-2005 she worked for Outward Bound Canada in Ontario and on the west coast of Canada, mostly leading hiking and canoeing course with youth at risk. She came to NOLS in 2004, taking a River Instr…
 
Are you wondering whether the time has finally come to escape to Europe this summer but still feel apprehensive to pull the trigger on travel plans? Travel Journalist and NY times contributor Paige McMclanahan shares her thoughts on traveling Europe in 2021 from the unique perspective of someone who left the U.S. in 2008 to travel the world, eventu…
 
This week I was absolutely honoured to have Major Chris Brannigan on the podcast talking about the time he walked 700 miles with no shoes or socks on from Lands End to Edinburgh for a better future for his daughter, Hasti, who has a rare genetic disease. Last year, Chris captured the hearts of the nation on the barefoot march that gained internatio…
 
Jaret Slipp was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He believes that anyone can be a leader and that as instructors, it’s our role to provide the environment and training to help people discover their full potential. He is currently living on a sailboat in the Caribbean with his wife and two adorable daughters for a cou…
 
Learn about Scotland's most popular 96 mile long distance trail in today's interview with Phil who, with his wife, walked this beautiful trail. We will hear what you'll see and learn what advice Phil has for those interested to see if this is an adventure you'd like to do. Kit also walked the West Highland Way in 2017, so she adds her two cents, to…
 
In this video, Vietnam Beaches - Da Nang, I'll visit the more accessible beaches including My Khe, Man Thai, Man Thai Fishing Village, T20, and Son Thuy Beach. These are the closest beaches to most of the hotels and resorts are depending on where you're staying, no more than 10 minutes by taxi or motorbike, and in many cases, within a few minutes w…
 
Have you ever dreamt of hopping off the corporate ladder to retire early and immerse yourself in world travel? Accomplished author, marketing expert, podcaster and influencer Rachel Hill has been living this dream since the age of 27 when she retired from her career in IT to pursue a life of full-time travel and launch her first (of many) 6-figure …
 
In 2014, Eric Giuliani quit his corporate job to travel the world, visiting all 7 continents without ever using a plane! Eric's book of his adventures: Sky's the Limit, is available HERE Eric made his way around the world using tin can buses, dilapidated trains and cargo ships to cross the vast oceans - you don't want to miss this episode! Check ou…
 
Our guest, Erica Lorenzen Lengacher grew up in the Seattle area and has been a bit of a nomad since her high school years. Along with her husband, 8-year-old daughter, she is now happily settled in Whitefish, Montana. She took a NOLS semester in the Rockies in 1993 (during a year off from college) and was immediately smitten with all that NOLS had …
 
How far would you go to make a difference for a cause/charity? Lewis Kirkbride combined his passion for mental health advocacy & his love of Middle Ages battle & combat to create an epic challenge where he walked 310 miles in Medieval armor in 19 days from York to Battle, where the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066. Tune in to this episode to d…
 
In 2017, I wandered around India with no bags and wearing the same pair of clothes for 1 month... I chat a little bit about that in this episode and try and convince you that you don't always need to pack a load of stuff when on that trip abroad! Also thank you so much to everyone listening to the podcast recently. Please do support it by Subscribi…
 
Rush Hour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Series are episodes I'm presenting on the channel that highlight everyday life for the people of HCMC and how they make it through the traffic daily. We'll go to some of the most congested spots in the city so you can see how beyond the initial look of chaos it all seems to function. There are currently an estima…
 
Today, our guest is a former NOLS Instructor and Chair of the NOLS Board of Trustees, but he is best known as the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph. His incredibly successful career as an entrepreneur span more than four decades. He's founded or co-founded half a dozen other successful startups, including, most recently, Looker Dat…
 
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