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Talk Travel Asia - Ep. 121: Laos with Nick Ray


On this episode of Talk Travel Asia podcast, we get Laos travel tips from legendary travel guidebook writer Nick Ray, who has written about traveling to Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar for Lonely Planet travel guidebooks. Laos, a landlocked country sandwiched between Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China, is a bit unknown, sleepy, and largely undiscovered by travelers. Many know of the former royal capital Luang Prabang and some have heard of the capital Vientiane, but beyond that, it’s largely a mystery to most travellers. But that can be good news for visitors, as outside of those spots, it’s mostly void of tourists, teeming with welcoming locals, and largely off the traditional travel grid. On this episode we welcome back writer Nick Ray for his third appearance on the show to share the magic about travel Laos, including his work crafting the 10th edition of the Lonely Planet Laos travel guidebook, which came out in June 2020.


1 Apr 2021

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11: Nick Ray - Worlds 2020 Preview + Group Draw Reactions

Esports Fantasy Lock-In

This week on E1 Fantasy's The Lock-In, we are joined by special guest, Nick Ray. Nick is a freelance writer for HotspawnEsports and the creator/writer of Perfect Execution. We discuss our thoughts on Group Draw for both Play-Ins and the Group Stage, provide our predictions at a glance, and discuss the rankings of players and teams at Worlds 2020. Special thanks to Loyalty Freak Music for our music.Nick Ray's TwitterPlay Esports FantasyEsports One TwitterJoin Our Discord Community

1hr 13mins

17 Sep 2020

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BOOTHCAST 77 - Navigating the Nymboida River with Lincoln Dews and Nick Ray


Today's BOOTHCAST is brought to you by BOOTH Training in association with our media partners TotalSUP. BOOTHCAST 77 is with Nick Ray and Lincoln Dews and they tell me about becoming the first SUP paddlers to naviagate the Nymboida River chain in Norther NSW. Lincoln is a SUP World Champion and Nick was the first paddler to ever cross the Bass straight on the SUP. This latest challenge was a 4 day, 200km trail, with grade 3&4 rapids, 10-12hours of paddling a day, freezing temperatures, knee injuries, hyperthermia, broken equipment, 30kg packs on 10'6 inflatables. Worth a listen for all those adventure seeking people looking to push the limits of mind and body! Support BOOTHCAST: https://anchor.fm/boothcast/support--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boothcast/support

1hr 10mins

16 Jul 2020

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Paddlecast with Etienne Stott - mental health with adventurers Darren Clarkson-King and Nick Ray

The Paddler's Podcast - with the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign

Warning - some topics discussed are of a sensitive nature.Etienne's joined by two paddling adventurers Nick Ray, a sea-kayaking specialist and Darren Clarkson-King who talk about how the water helps with mental health.Darren is the only paddler to have kayaked all the rivers that flow from Everest.  He talks to Etienne about how what he believes we learn from adventures.  He thinkskayaking challenges people in a way that no other sport does.  He's passionate about it for personal development.Nick is very open about his mental health challenges, including an attempt on his own life last year.  He talks about how sea-kayaking and the outdoors helps him.@PLE_AND_ME is where you'll find Darren on twitterand his website is purelandexpeditions.comNick's website is www.lifeafloat.co.uk and you can follow him on twitter @lifeafloatwww.mind.org.uk. for more information on mental healthwww.samaritans.org.ukwww.britishcanoeing.org.uk for more details about paddling


26 Jun 2020

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Nick Ray - Independent Producer, Singer, Songwriter from New Orleans

I Am Refocused Radio

Nick Ray is an independent producer/singer/songwriter from New Orleans. Nick just released his debut full length album, Circles, in 2017.Circles follows up Nick's Four White Walls EP and a series of successful collaborations. "Mountains", the track he made with Kings Noise, has surpassed 850,000 plays on Spotify and his “By the Way” remix collaboration with trapical duo Neptunica has reached over 500,000 plays. Recently, Nick Ray & LOC's track "November" from their hiphop collaboration project, The Playback, was selected into the Top 12 of over 5,000 songs in Linkin Park and Open Labs’ Stagelight Competition.Circles unveils a new electronic alt-rock sound, forged from Nick's collaborations in the pop, EDM, soul, and hiphop universes and inspired by overcoming self-destructive behavior in the human condition. Writing and producing all 11 tracks on his own, Circles is a cohesive concept, driven by a well-produced fusion of all of his past experiences. Nick celebrated its release with his new music video for the title track, "Circles".https://www.nickrayband.com/For more interviews visit: www.iamrefocusedradio.comSponsors:Rockafellas Barber Shop San AntonioRico Rodriguez (Owner)www.facebook.com/Rockafellas-Barber-Shop-105026620034718/?ref=page_internal1733 BabcockSan Antonio, Texas 78229Phone: (210) 782-5188The Dear Agency specializes in helping you understand your coverage BEFORE you need it!We offer all lines of personal and commercial insurance, including Auto, Home and Life.Contact Dawn Dear at 210-507-2169 and visit us at 7529 N Loop 1604 in Live Oak, TX or farmersagent.com/ddearSupporters:Sanctuary of HopeA Place of RefugeSanctuary of Hope provides a caring and nurturing environment to single expectant mothers ages 12-22 and their children.Every Life CountsPregnant and not sure what to do? You are not alone. Learn more about how we can help you.Be a part of the inspired visionPlease consider joining efforts with the Sanctuary of Hope to help set a positive course for single young mothers and their unborn children.https://www.sohcares.org/ENGAGE! publishes the Christian Community Calendar weekly.www.facebook.com/engagesaProsperitus Solutions is headquartered on the Southwest side of San Antonio, Texas and serving the Department of Defense since 2011. Prosperitus employs more than 100 staff nationwide with footprints in over 8 states.Mission Statement: To attract and ignite talent resulting in prosperous solutions for our customers and community.Our skill-sets cover:• Medical Services• Information Technology• Logistics• Finance• Marketing• Human ResourcesWe have put together a Lean Experienced Corporate staff with one mission, to provide Exceptional Service to our customers and foster long lasting profitable partnerships with our teaming companies.www.prosperitussolutions.com/prosperitusI Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts1723 Babock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioningwww.allsportsfitness.netAll Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home2950 E. Houston St.San Antonio, TX 78202Email: info@dwbrooksfh.comPhone: 210-223-2045Website: dwbrooksfuneralhome.com


1 May 2020

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Talk Travel Asia - Episode 72: Northern Myanmar with Nick Ray


Myanmar is one of SE Asia’s most fascinating and least-explored countries. Sealed off from the outside world for almost 50 years, it finally opened-up in 2011, and with it, tourism arrivals grew substantially. Things have tailed-off a bit over the last couple years, but Myanmar is still an up-and-coming, ‘must-see’ and experience destination if you are to truly know SE Asia. Infact, it’s one of SE Asia’s most diverse countries and covers a staggering number of regions. From stunning islands and beaches in the Andaman Sea in the far south, to the ancient temples at Bagan in the desert-like plains, and the 5,881m-high Hkakabo Razi peak in the country’s far north in the Himalayas - Myanmar truly has it all and then some. We chat with longtime Lonely Planet writer Nick Ray about his experience authoring parts of the 2017 Lonely Planet Myanmar book.


1 Dec 2017

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139 – How to Build a Business From Ikea Furniture, with Nick Ray

How Did You Get Into That?

Do you love Ikea furniture, but not the long trips to the store? Nick Ray, founder of ModerNash in Nashville, Tennessee, is your answer! ModerNash specializes in the distribution of Ikea products to the greater Nashville area, and offers other services including delivery, installation, and home design. In this episode, Nick shares how he created ModerNash, the practical logistics of his business, and the story of ModerNash’s humble beginnings. Listen in to hear all of that and so much more on today’s edition of How Did You Get Into That?.THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: How ModerNash functions as a business. How do they get so much furniture from Atlanta to Nashville? What gave Nick the idea to buy and sell for profit? How you can turn a “crazy” idea into a business. What happened for ModerNash to become a multi-service business? How you can juggle more than one job and still be a success. How ModerNash became shifted from a shipping service to a showroom. And much, much more!  EPISODE RESOURCES ModerNash website ModerNash on Yelp ModerNash on Twitter ModerNash on Instagram ModerNash on Facebook Email Nick at ModerNash Subscribe to the show on iTunes Subscribe to the show on Stitcher Email me with any questions, comments or guest suggestions at Grant@GrantBaldwin.com


1 Dec 2015

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Talk Travel Asia - Episode 30: Hidden Cambodia with Nick Ray


On Episode 30 of Talk Travel Asia podcast, Scott Coates and Trevor Ranges talk with longtime Cambodia resident and Lonely Planet author Nick Ray about Cambodia’s up and coming hotspots. Nick Ray knows as much about Cambodia as any foreigner, has traveled most of its far corners, and is going to share some of his favorite, not-so-well known spots that he recommends hitting before the word gets out --in the next Lonely Planet, perhaps!


16 Aug 2015