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Walking the Earth Podcast

Walking the Earth Podcast explores the travel lifestyle. We talk to a diverse array of backpackers and expats about their unconventional lives and experiences.Find us at http://wtepodcast.com

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Episode #42 - Sexpats, Expats, and Elephants

Diana Edelman is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and volunteer with the Save Elephant Foundation. Our chat covers the full range from animal rescues to prostitutes!Recorded 5 October 2014 from Chiang Mai, Thailand and New York City, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/10/13/sexpats-expats-and-elephants

36mins

13 Oct 2014

Rank #1

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Bird Talk

Reflections on the chatter of beach birdsRecorded 18 May 2014 in Koh Phangan, Thailand

2mins

24 May 2014

Rank #2

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Ep 67 - Borders Of Adventure

Meet travel blogger Becki Enright! Becki's blog, Borders of Adventure, focuses on changing perceptions and shedding light on the misunderstood aspects of particular destinations and countries.Recorded 26 March 2015 from Athens, Greece and Baltimore, MD, USAwtepodcast.com/2015/04/13/bordersofadventure

35mins

13 Apr 2015

Rank #3

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Episode #32 - Tori Hamilton

Tori Hamilton is an American who has spent the past 11 months backpacking in South America, Japan, and Southeast Asia. We discuss our current location of Vietnam and the emotions of long-term backpacking.Recorded 23 July 2014 from Da Lat, VietnamFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/07/24/hamilton

29mins

24 Jul 2014

Rank #4

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Episode #10 - Yichi Zhang (2014-01-27)

Yichi Zhang is Chinese-born, now lives in Australia, and has just begun a trip to Thailand. Yichi shares his unique perspective on the world, and we discuss similarities and differences between China and the US.Recorded 27 Jan 2014 from Chiang Mai, Thailand

44mins

29 Jan 2014

Rank #5

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Episode #34 - Cyclehacking with Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie is one year into a cycling trip around the entire world. He is also the author of "Cyclehacking," a book about mastering the habits of your life, with the proceeds going toward building a school in an area of need. Find out more at Fraser's site, http://cyclehacker.comRecorded 27 July 2014 from Kathmandu, Nepal; Hoi An, Vietnam; and New York City, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/08/07/cyclehacking

41mins

6 Aug 2014

Rank #6

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Ep 70 - Heartful.ly, A Charitable Wedding Registry Platform

Kate Glantz is the founder of Heartful.ly, a wedding registry platform for couples that want to support specific infrastructure and development projects around the world. Kate shares about her project and her inspiration from years living in Africa, including volunteering for the Peace Corps in Tanzania.Recorded 26 April 2015 from Washington, DC, USAwtepodcast.com/2015/05/13/heartfully

26mins

13 May 2015

Rank #7

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Ep 61 - Freedom Lovin', Pt 1 - Home Base, Building A Free Life, And Relationships On The Road

Kevin Koskella is the host of Freedom Lovin' Podcast. In this crossover episode, we chat about everything from having a home base to building a free life to relationships on the road.Recorded 29 January 2015 from San Diego, California, USA; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; and New York City, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2015/02/25/freedomlovin-1

31mins

25 Feb 2015

Rank #8

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Ep 63 - Adjusting Back To US Life And Pursuing Entrepreneurship With Mariana Rego

Mariana Rego of The Living Experiment Blog returns to the show! Now that Mariana has been back in the US for several months, she shares her post-backpacking experience adjusting back to life in the States and pursuing various entrepreneurial and passion projects.Recorded 7 February 2015 from Miami, Florida, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2015/03/11/rego-2

36mins

11 Mar 2015

Rank #9

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Episode #16 - Denim Shoes Featuring Becky Senior

Becky Senior is a backpacker and blogger from the UK. While Becky makes Mike custom shoes from ripped jeans, we talk about the decision to quit our jobs and go backpacking, along with all the doubt and apprehension in our heads during that time period.Video version posted at: http://youtu.be/xOmRdcHd9SQBecky's blog can be found at: http://girlgoneeast.com/Recorded 15 December 2013 in Arambol, Goa, India

34mins

27 Mar 2014

Rank #10

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Episode #27 - Lindsey and Tom

Lindsey and Tom are currently trekking 700km through the mountains of Chile. They are raising money for national parks in Chile and working to increase awareness of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Find out more and support the cause at http://lindsey-and-tom.comRecorded 12 June 2014 from Santiago, Chile; George Town, Penang, Malaysia; and New York City, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/06/19/lindsey-and-tom

47mins

19 Jun 2014

Rank #11

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Ep 65 - Shanna's Experience Serving In Colombia Peace Corps

Shanna Crumley is currently in her second year of Peace Corps in Colombia. Shanna shares her experience so far, and we delve into various cultural differences between Colombia and the US.Recorded 27 February 2015 from Barranquilla, Colombia and Baltimore, MD, USAwtepodcast.com/2015/03/25/colombiapeacecorps

38mins

25 Mar 2015

Rank #12

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Episode #14 - Yolanda Iseley (2014-03-04)

Yolanda Iseley has been living in Koh Rong, Cambodia for about a year, managing various startup guest houses and restaurants on the island. E-mail kohrongbooking@gmail.com for current information on the island.Recorded 4 Mar 2014 from Koh Rong, Cambodia

49mins

6 Mar 2014

Rank #13

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Episode #6 - Tom Cartledge (2013-12-16)

Special guest Tom Cartledge joins the show and talks about cycling from England to IndiaFor more info on Tom's journey, check out saddlesore.moonfruit.comRecorded 16 Dec 2013 from Arambol, Goa, India

54mins

23 Dec 2013

Rank #14

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Episode #38 - One Weird Globe

Chris Backe is the author of http://oneweirdglobe.com, a blog about offbeat destinations like the placenta and umbilical cord shrine in South Korea.Recorded 1 September 2014 from Khon Kaen, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Saratoga Springs, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/09/04/oneweirdglobe

40mins

4 Sep 2014

Rank #15

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Episode #7 - Ben James (2014-01-10)

Ben James guest stars on this episode, and we discuss everything from culture and teaching creatively to relationships and weird sex stories.Recorded 10 Jan 2014 from Chiang Mai, Thailand

51mins

13 Jan 2014

Rank #16

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Episode #8 - Kye (2014-01-13)

Kye joins the show, and we talk about teaching English abroad and living a happy life.Recorded 13 Jan 2014 from Chiang Mai, Thailand

39mins

20 Jan 2014

Rank #17

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Episode #44 - Packing, Travel Lifestyle, and Music Festivals

Alex Jimenez is the editor and founder of http://travelfashiongirl.com. We chat with Alex about packing smart, travel lifestyle, dating on the road, and music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury.Recorded 12 October 2014 from Stamford, England; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and New York City, New York, USAFor more content related to this episode, check out: wtepodcast.com/2014/10/27/packing-travel-lifestyle-music-festivals

36mins

27 Oct 2014

Rank #18

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Episode #20 - Ben Berardinis

Ben Berardinis is a friend and former colleague of Mike who also left his engineering job in summer 2013 to pursue extended world travel and entrepreneurship.Recorded 15 April 2014 from Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and New York City, New York, USASupport the show! http://on.fb.me/QX77JLVote for us on Podcast Land! http://podcastland.com/podcasts/211078/walking-the-earth-podcast

40mins

25 Apr 2014

Rank #19

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Episode #16 Preview Clip - Ayahuasca And Quitting My Job

Ayahuasca is a powerful psychedelic medicine administered by a shaman. Mike talks about his ayahuasca experience in Peru and the decision to quit his job. Video version posted at: http://youtu.be/mj8dPjIf_BsThis clip is an excerpt from episode 16 featuring fellow backpacker Becky. While Becky makes Mike custom shoes from ripped jeans, we talk more about the decision to quit our jobs and go backpacking, along with all the doubt and apprehension in our heads during that time period.Recorded 15 December 2013 in Arambol, Goa, India

4mins

22 Mar 2014

Rank #20