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Best Nikki Javit podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Nikki Javit podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind to travel the world? If yes, this is precisely how Matt and Nikki Javit felt before packing their backpacks to leave the United States in February of 2017. They both think that their mid-career retirement will become more common as people pause their hectic lives to seek more from experiences. Both have been featured on podcasts and blogs around the world and Matt has been called the Anthony Bourdain of Barber Shops based on his series World Bar ...
 
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There are a lot of fears about traveling to Asia with the Coronavirus spreading. I discuss my 2-weeks of travel after returning from Asia during the COVID-19 scare. Obviously, this is a moving target but this discussion is a time-stamp of our trip and what we saw and what I am gathering as I returned home to the US. If you have upcoming travel or i…
 
I am asked often by the younger travelers that hope to accomplish big travel goals, where they should begin in their quest to see the world. How to save, what jobs to seek, websites to utilize. I break down a top 5 list on where I would begin if I was a younger traveler and what things can really make an impact in the upcoming years. Main Topics Co…
 
Taking memorable photos is a fun part of traveling. What do you do when you return from your trip or vacation with the photos? In this episode, we are going to look at three options to turn your photos into books that you can look at over and over to remember the amazing trips. I go into detail about Groovebook, Google Photo Books, and self-publish…
 
Since returning home from the 27-month trip around the world, many people ask us how we went about accomplishing such a big feat. It all started with having big goals and dreams, writing them down then setting out to accomplish them. In this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk, we will discuss the process of setting goals as the new year begins, lo…
 
We get asked the question all of the time ‘what was our favorite place we visited?’ In this episode, I talk through my top list and where I would go in 2020 if I was starting all over. Hear about why I love Vietnam, New Zealand, India, Bali, Portugal, Poland, Japan, and Chile. I get into the details about how each is different and why you should co…
 
Have you used Mega Bus or one of the other big bussing companies in America? I did recently and I tell you all about it. I also discuss our trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where we hung out in a barber shop and met JuJu Smith-Schuster and a few other Steelers. With the release of Season 2 on Amazon Prime for World Barber Shop Adventures, it’s pret…
 
You may have heard about the October 2020 deadline for the Real ID transition but are you aware of the importance of how it may affect your travels? In today’s podcast episode, we are going to listen in on an interview between TheNewsWorthy’s Erica Mandy and Jamie Garza, Information Officer in the Office of Public Affairs with the California Depart…
 
We are talking about flying private with my buddy, Eddie, who recently flew from Phoenix to Las Vegas for cheaper than flying commercial. ‘Empty legs’ are flights that are due to operate without any passengers as the aircraft repositions back to its base, or is going elsewhere to be ready for its next assignment. If you can move quickly or have a f…
 
After a major back surgery six years ago from chronic back pain, I am now able to travel the world. In this podcast episode, I discuss how I went from spending six days in the hospital after getting three discs replaced from degenerative disc disease which included all kinds of new ‘equipment’ in my back to traveling to 35 countries in 27 months. I…
 
Americans don’t grow up knowing about Cricket (2nd most popular sport in the world), so when I befriended Chris Gayle through social media about a year ago, I had no idea of his fanbase within the sport. All I knew was that we shared a common interest in cigars, having fun, and appreciated barbers (he enjoys World Barber Shop Adventures *now availa…
 
It was quite a week with the launch of the photography book POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World. Getting featured on Fox & Friends nationally, as well as two local stations, was a blast in front of the camera. With orders being shipped and kind notes coming in, it was an exciting few days. With a trip to Jamaica soon to hang out with wo…
 
The weather can play a huge part in how well your vacation goes. The weather is not predictable, but some have more skills than others. Today we talk with one of those professionals that truly understand the weather, Todd Klaassen. Todd is a meteorologist with over 15 years of experience and has earned the CBM (certified broadcast meteorologist) se…
 
This podcast is dedicated to describing the new self-published 180-page photography book POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World which showcases police officers encountered during our 800-day journey around the world. 89 large-format color photographs from 60+ cities celebrate police who, while performing daily duties, paused to show off th…
 
Helping others achieve their travel dreams is a big part of what I plan to accomplish now that we have returned home. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we talk to Shane about his trip and dreams, understand overtourism and how they might plan…
 
Discussing travel with other jetsetters is one of our favorite things to do. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we discuss safety concerns while traveling, packing tips to make the most out of a single backpack, and using tour guides to your a…
 
We love to be able to share our advice with other travel lovers around the world. In this three-part series, I talk with a future world traveler as he has plans to set out with his wife for at least a year. In this episode, we get to know Shane, talk about buying that first one-way tickets, understand the logistics of traveling full time, discuss s…
 
It is hard to have a clear perspective of the world if you only hear negative stories perpetuated by the mainstream media. Travel does have some dangers, but at the core of it, there is a kindness that coats every corner of the world. In almost every city, we have found kindhearted people that have either opened their hearts or their homes. Many of…
 
Being able to see the world as we did for 27 months gave us much to ponder as we returned home. In this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk, we reflect on a few lessons learned from traveling, including our new ‘real world,’ patience, our fresh perspective, and building a global travel network. As we transition back to our normal life in Indianapol…
 
In Part 2 of the Q&A with Matt’s longtime friend, Mike Polder, in Youngstown, Ohio, we talk about what we would do first if we started the journey over, cannabis laws around the world, a time when we partied too hard, could we do this trip without smartphones, and several other creative questions. Enjoy this special edition of Passport Joy Travel T…
 
After traveling the world for 27 months, we are back in the United States visiting friends and family. As we make the rounds to a few cities in the midwest, we stopped by Youngstown, Ohio, where Matt spent part of his youth and still has many longtime friendships. His buddy, Mike Polder, does an outstanding job interviewing with some very different…
 
We heard about the natural beauty of the South Island of New Zealand from travelers around the world. They told us many times about the mountains, hills, lakes, and countless sheep. We began our trip in Christchurch, where we started our adventures around the South Island. We stayed in Lake Tekapo, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Ranfurly, and Dunedin. Wi…
 
Road tripping through the North Island of New Zealand was more fun than we could have imagined. Taking in all of the beauty with the endless hills, wildlife on the farms, and scenic landscapes was a treat as we stopped for photos several times. Auckland offers a ton of great restaurants and nightlife for the city lovers while the rest of the trip w…
 
The Fiji Islands are high on everyone’s bucket list for good reasons. With unforgettable snorkeling, world-class hospitality, and gorgeous beaches, you will have the time of your life no matter accommodations you plan. In this episode, we will give travel tips on what we experienced with our friends and how it might help you in your adventure to th…
 
Spending almost three weeks in Brisbane and Sydney helped us truly understand the ins and outs of Australian life. We enjoyed our time with our two friends, Nick and Kathryn, and their kind family. BBQs, rugby, and laughter dominated our time in Brisbane. We had a chance to walk the coast in Redcliffe, get some ink like an Aussie, and cheer on the …
 
With only a few weeks left on the 27-month journey around the world, we wanted to take some time to give updates on what the future of our trip looks like as well as the passion projects we have been working. We cover the Kickstarter campaign for the photo book POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World, Nikki’s recently released travel memoir…
 
Tasmania is a gorgeous island state of Australia off the southern coast of the mainland. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the beauty of the wilderness, the peaceful town with plenty to do, and fun day tours to visit exotic animals. We loved walking around Hobart to visit boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and galleries. You can find plenty …
 
Arriving in Melbourne was exciting as we began our month traveling to a few cities in Australia. The large, beautiful city has a multicultural vibe with a ton of great restaurants, strong artist attitude, and a beautiful coastline. We walked for miles around the town taking in all of the beauty of St. Kilda, eating at a Japanese restaurant on Chape…
 
We had the chance to spend 23 hours in Kolkata on a long layover from Hyderabad, India to Bangkok, Thailand, so we jumped on it. Based on a relationship that I had in the city, we set up a local guide who took us to a few authentic places that left us with a sense of how the people of Kolkata really live. We tested many of the excellent street food…
 
Having the chance to go back to Hyderabad, India for a wedding of our two friends, Preetham and Spandana, was an unforgettable experience. Not only did we have the opportunity to partake in the many ceremonies of the marriage including Sangeeth, Haldi, Groom’s Day, Bride’s Day, Mehndi, and the huge wedding event, we also visited Hitec City, Nalgond…
 
We have spent plenty of time during our journey in Southeast Asia. We love everything these countries have to offer travelers. The people, food, scooter lifestyle, gorgeous beaches, and affordability are all part of the reasons why we have stayed 7 months in this region that includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. …
 
Da Nang is a fantastic city in Central Vietnam with a vibrant culture and gorgeous coastline. We have had the privilege of spending 50 days in this city over the last two years. We have gotten to know all of the great places to visit, fabulous restaurants, fun bars, and must-see sights around the city. Hoi An is only 30 minutes away and on everyone…
 
Is it best to stay in one city for a few days and then hop to the next city or is it better to stay longer to really understand the culture when traveling? How can you build your country-visited list if you are only in one country for a long time? Is it easier to save money by staying put in one place? Is slow travel more relaxing? Is fast travel m…
 
Having the chance to spend two months traveling to a few different cities in India is something we will always remember about our journey around the world. Seeing the Taj Mahal outside of Delhi, celebrating two weddings, and exploring the wonder of Kerala are all experiences that will stay with us forever. Our time in Indore, Nagpur, and Bhopal wer…
 
Traveling for almost two years straight now on a budget has made us very smart about how we spend our money. In this podcast episode, we discuss all of the ways that we have saved on the road from creative accommodations, transportation, technology, and more. We have found ways to maximize our time in lounges and eliminate ATM fees. Wearing the sam…
 
People have all kinds of fears about traveling. We attempt to tell the truth on a few of the travel myths that are keeping people from engaging in the experiences of a lifetime. From street food to duty-free costs to transportation. You cannot believe all that you read and we hope to shed some light on the topics that might be holding you back. Don…
 
Matt and Nikki Javit are currently traveling the world full time with just a single backpack each after leaving the US in February 2017. They have been to places like Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and The Taj Mahal, and amazing cities like Hong Kong, Venice, Cape Town. During their travels, they find creative ways to keep down their costs, g…
 
Back in Da Nang where we have fallen in love with the Vietnamese culture and this time to meet a friend from the US. We spent almost two full weeks seeing Da Nang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Hanoi, and Ninh Binh. With such a wide variety of locations, it was a truly authentic experience. We sat through the crazy rains that would last for days, partied with …
 
Phu Quoc, Vietnam is an island south of Cambodia and Vietnam. We had the chance to spend 8 fun days there in the heart of the action and on a resort that will be a hot spot for the casino lovers. Both locations provided beautiful beach lines, amazing eats, and different entertainment options. In this podcast episode, we will discuss why we decided …
 
Our adventure to Cambodia included celebrating the Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) while in Phnom Penh, discovering the beauty of Siem Reap, and taking in the mystery of Angkor Wat. The massive celebration in the country’s capital city brought in over a million visitors and we had the chance to take in the festivities alongside them. Eating insects, w…
 
We had the luxury of spending four fantastic weeks in Bali, Indonesia. It was a location that was highly anticipated on our journey as we heard stories from other travelers and had seen its beauty in the movies several times. To be in Bali long enough that we found our favorite places to eat, where to work out, and get used to the daily scooter lif…
 
We have much to be grateful for this year, so we take some time to run through a few stories and situations that we are thankful for. We talk about some close calls that we got out of, friends that have made the journey even better, and experiences that have profoundly impacted our views. What a year! Enjoy this episode of gratitude and thanksgivin…
 
In this podcast episode, we share ideas for your 2019 travel wish list. We are not going to talk about the top 20 travel destinations around the world but focus on the locations that sometimes get overlooked. We look at 10 of our favorite spots for doing all the things we love to do - food, scooters, beaches, culture, history, festivals, music, mee…
 
We have been asked to talk about the idea of taking a few steps back as ‘expert travelers’ and how would we handle traveling if we started over based on our current knowledge. Essentially share tips to someone that has never left the US or is considering an adventure that is outside of their comfort zone. We love this topic! We sometimes take our y…
 
We often get asked after telling someone about our journey ‘what is something bad that has happened?’ or ‘what do you miss the most’ or ‘have you been in danger or harms way?’ People LOVE negativity and hearing about bad stuff. It’s the reason that everyone slows down for a car accident or clicks on the horrible headlines that fill the news website…
 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore are both great travel destinations that have their own flavor. While staying in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur, we had the chance to take in Chinatown, several of the massive malls, and check out the Petronas Twin Towers. There are temples to visit, tons of street vendors with spicy food, and street ent…
 
Overtourism is a term that is being thrown around a bunch recently as the travel industry has hit peaks in specific locations around the world. Based on our experience, conversations during our journey, and research on travel, we express our opinions on the subject. We give examples of how we have been affected and what the future might look like. …
 
With our sixth trip back to Thailand, we had a chance to explore with our friends that were visiting from the US. It was a fun-filled ten days showing them all that we love about Bangkok, exploring the island of Koh Samet together, and taking in the craziness of Pattaya. In this episode, we discuss Muay Thai fighting, street food, the adult life op…
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss the new docuseries World Barber Shop Adventures. We present how the idea came about, why there is so much passion behind the project and our plans for the future of the series. We also discuss fun stories from the barber chair before we started taping and how all of the production comes together. Main Topics Cove…
 
Our six weeks in Japan were unforgettable. Getting the chance to see how cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto differ was quite an experience. Mixing in time along the countryside in Kyotango was a treat. The stillness and peacefulness of our lakeside guesthouse were fantastic as we listened to the water while falling asleep at night. Sumo Wrestling …
 
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Buenos Aires is one of the most romantic. And, the Iguazu Falls will have you in awe of the beauty, magnificence, and endless natural splendor. It has been unmatched in our travels around the world. 2.5 times the size of the Niagara falls, its the world’s largest waterfalls system, …
 
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