Rank #1: Polar Plunge: A Chat with Professional Photographer Adrian Wlodarczyk
Take the Polar Plunge! This week, Justin sits down with professional wildlife and landscape expedition photographer Adrian Wlodarczyk. Adrian’s specialty are the most castaway regions on Earth - Antarctica, the Arctic, and the Russian Far East. His private, curated expedition charters are one of a kind, designed to each guests preferences and ensures the utmost in flexibility, privacy, and quality. Learn more about these surreal, captivating destinations and how private charters are the ultimate way to experience each of them!
Dec 16 2020
Rank #2: Hungary: A Wellspring of Wonders with Zsuzsanna Sarmon Part 2
We welcome back the spectacular Zsuzsanna Sarmon this week to learn more about the treasures of Hungary - outside of Budapest! Gorgeous countryside, stunning azure lakes, rolling hills, charming villages, ancient cities steeped in architectural masterpieces...come and learn about the Europe you never knew existed!
Dec 09 2020
Rank #3: Hungary: A Wellspring of Wonders with Zsuzsanna Sarmon
Hungary! Discover this vibrant and captivating Central Europen destination with Zsuzsanna Sarmon from the Hungarian Tourism Agency! My former home and easily one of my favorite destinations in the world, Hungary is so much more than Budapest. Zsuzanna’s chat is split into two parts - Part 1 explores the rich history of the Hungarians as well as all-things Budapest. Part 2 (next week) will take you outside the capital and showcase Hungary’s incredible countryside as well as its thriving food & wine scene.
Nov 25 2020
Rank #4: Total Paradise with Qais Al-Balushi
What a country! This week, Justin sits down with Oman’s top private guide, Qais Al-Balushi, to showcase this unbelievable destination. Where else on earth can you combine snorkeling in crystal clear blue waters, hiking through terraced mountain villages, exploring rich and vibrant markets, discovering ancient castles and forts, bashing through sand dunes in your 4x4, and watching green sea turtles lay eggs? Simply put: Oman is the paradise you never knew existed!
Nov 18 2020
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Rank #5: Brooke Berlin - Firsthand Travels to Africa During COVID-19
Fellow safari expert and global vagabond Brooke Berlin joins me this week to chat about both of our travel experiences to Africa during the pandemic! Between the two of us, we explored Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia! We hope that our firsthand accounts clear up any confusion and misinformation regarding planning a safari during these difficult times. Traveling to Africa now is complete magic - there are zero crowds, and this level of intimate wildlife experience will not happen again! Even if you’re not interested in planning a safari, it’s certainly helpful to catch a glimpse of what international travel is like these days!
Nov 11 2020
Rank #6: Ivan Somlai - International Man of Mystery!
Join us with a rare interview with former legendary guide and business consultant Ivan Somlai! Ivan takes us through his lifes journey from Hungary to Canada and all of the wild destinations he’s visited in between! From Pakistan to North Korea, Ivan’s work experience is unrivaled, and he’s seemingly been to every corner of Nepal, Mongolia and Indonesia as well!
Nov 04 2020
Rank #7: Come to Croatia!
This week’s guest is my great friend Zvonimir Androić - Croatian travel expert and owner of our ground handler in Croatia - who joins us from his home in Zagreb. If you’re unfamiliar with Croatia as a travel destination and want to learn more, this is the perfect chat for you!
Want to plan a trip to Croatia? It’s never too late to start the process, and we would love to hear from you. Contact us today at www.swaggyswan.com/contact
Oct 28 2020
Rank #8: Adventure Tales from Tibet with Sanjay Saxena
What a life! This week Justin chats with legendary guide and adventurer Sanjay Saxena from Nomadic Expeditions. Sanjay takes us through two truly pioneering expeditions throughout Tibet that set records, were inspired by early explorers of the area, and delivered the industry standard for real exploration! First, Sanjay talks about the first descent of the Indian Brahmaputra River and what it was like to do daring, overland journey from Kunming to Lhasa (capital of Chinese Tibet and former home of the current Dalai Lama) during at time where no one explored like this and where modern infrastructure just simply didn’t exist!
Want to plan a trip to Tibet? It’s never too late to start the process, and we would love to hear from you. Contact us today at www.swaggyswan.com/contact :)
Oct 21 2020
Rank #9: OMG MOUNT EVEREST
Made you look! Nepal is MORE than Everest! This week we’re joined by Vijay Shrestha Einhaus who is the grandson of one of Nepal’s pioneering families of hospitality and enormous champion of all of the country’s riches and wonder beyond the mountain. Discover the wildlife wonders of Royal Chitwan, imagine the adventure opportunities in the Annapurnas, and learn about the lost Tibetan Kingdom of Lo (aka Mustang) for the first time. I also love the incredible effort’s that Vijay’s family has done to help lift up an entire community devastated by the infamous earthquake of 2015.
Want to plan a trip to Nepal? It’s never too late to start the process, and we would love to hear from you. Contact us today at www.swaggyswan.com/contact :)
Oct 14 2020
Rank #10: The Real Russia: YES! Russia!
This week, we revisit my second home! Russia is a destination that is so indescribably near and dear to my heart that these words don’t do my passion for the destination justice. My guests this week are Vlad and Anastasia from our ground handler, Miceversa, who chat with me about how life has changed in Russia over the past 12-15 years, introduce both the country’s highlights and off the beaten path destinations, explore the importance of breaking cultural stereotypes, and more! We also laugh a hell of a lot! It is my hope that our chat opens up a new perspective on Russia that you didn’t have previously. Always remember to challenge what you believe to be true - I promise you’ll be surprised at the end of this episode!
Want to plan a trip to Russia? It’s never too late to start the process, and we would love to hear from you. Contact us today at www.swaggyswan.com/contact :)
Oct 07 2020