I’m thrilled to announce that I am co-hosting a new podcast called 1001 Travel Tales: Stories from Seasoned Travelers.
“The Yo to my Yo”
I met Shobha George a couple of years ago at a TBEX blogger conference in Spain. So much in sync that we often finish each other’s sentences, we clicked right away.
Shobha writes that her husband is “the yin to my yang whereas Rachel is the yo to my yo.” That pretty much sums it up!
- We’re both American expatriates – she married an Englishman and moved to England; I married a Dutchman and moved to the Netherlands.
- We both have kids, though I’m older so mine are grown, while she is still facing the perils of raising teenagers.
- We both love to travel and write about it. Her website, by the way, is Just Go Places, and focuses particularly on travel with kids.
- We are both easily distracted. We must have been a sight at World Travel Market, gabbing away as we walked, then wandering away without any warning whenever something caught our attention: “Oh, look, something shiny!” Or, in my case, “Oh, look, free food!” And then effortlessly picking up one of many threads of conversation when we met up again. Yo-yo’s.
So when Shobha informed me – she didn’t ask – that we were going to do a podcast together, I went along, knowing that her ideas are generally good ideas.
1001 Travel Tales: Launching on Monday, February 13th!
The idea for 1001 Travel Tales came from the fact that travelers – and armchair travelers too – love to hear good travel stories. So our podcasts will provide just that: interviews with travelers, giving them a chance to tell their stories, share their interests, and whatever comes up as we talk.
Would you like a sneak preview? Here’s Episode 0, our short introduction to the podcast:
Upcoming Episodes of 1001 Travel Tales
Monday, February 13th. Episode 1: Confessions of an Aviation Geek with Kerwin McKenzie
Kerwin McKenzie, a former flight attendant, is obsessed with flying and everything about airplanes. This podcast touches on obscure airports, random UNESCO World Heritage sites he’s visited without actually meaning to, and other assorted topics. Kerwin writes Passrider, a blog directed at airline employees, but containing lots of information relevant to any traveler.
Wednesday, February 15th. Episode 2: Cyclones in the South Pacific with Betsey Wuebker
Betsey and her husband live the life I’d like to have someday: location independence. They move from place to place, but not always traveling; sometimes they housesit, which means staying a while. It’s a great way of life, except perhaps if you happen to be housesitting in Fiji during a cyclone … Their beautifully-written blog is “Passing Thru.”
Friday, February 17th. Episode 3: Mongol Rally or Bust with Alice Nettleingham
Alice Nettleingham drove the Mongol Rally last year and tells us about it in this episode of the podcast. I thought it was something I’d want to do … until I heard her description! Her blog, Teacake Travels, is a “feminist, forthright, fear fighting travel blog.”
Plans for 1001 Travel Tales
After next week’s episodes, we’ll release a new one each week, about 25-30 minutes each. We’ve recorded some great interviews already!
- Ernest White II of ernestwhite2.com regaled us with stories of his month-long adventure in Tajikistan. A hint: driving was an issue!
- Rebecca Hall of Life Beyond Borders told us about her trip on a container ship. I SO want to do that too!
- Janice Chung of France Travel Tips is obsessed with everything to do with France. The French even do marathons in style!
- Maria Hart of Traveling with Hart gave us her take on volunteer work with animals in Africa. Surprisingly funny!
And we have many more in the works! Join us!