In a not-so-far-fetched, not-so-distant future, world authorities have put all citizens on lockdown.
Thankfully, you can still go on holiday but there is a catch- you can only choose three countries to visit for the rest of your life.
Each week, I'll speak to travel industry professionals and globetrotters from all over the world. They'll tell us about their Travel Bubble choices providing you with post-lockdown inspiration, top travel tips and some anecdotes for good measure.
Episode 3 - Beata Godlewska: An Experience For Your Senses
You are in for a treat with the insight-packed episode with my Polish friend and tour leader Beata Godlewska.
Currently based in the USA and having lived in India for a few years, I knew that Warsaw-native Beata would be a perfect guest for Travel Bubble. Her choices were all well thought out and it was a pleasure to hear her enthuse about the different places she has visited.
We covered a lot of topics and a lot of ground in the episode so I’m excited for you to get listening. I won’t spoil any surprises so don’t read on and just click play if you don’t want to know more about Beata’s choices…
Here a few links to some of the topics and activities discussed in the podcast.
The museum that Beata mentioned in Paris is known as the Musee Des Arts Forains. Here’s a link to an Atlas Obscura article about it with some great photos.
During the podcast I mentioned that a must do activity in Paris is paying a visit to one of Jim Haynes’s legendary Sunday dinner parties. Sadly, after the recording of the podcast, Jim Haynes passed away, but he is truly one of life’s big characters and worth delving into a bit more about him.Here’s a link to his obituary in The Guardian.
He was also featured in ad campaign for After Eights minute, here’s a short video featuring the man himself.
Beata mentions that one of the reasons that Paris is such a draw for her is that it is the mecca for Urban Kiz. It’s a dance style that I was not familiar with so I’ve put a link to a video below to give you an idea.
On the subject of Japan, I mentioned a podcast called Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. He covers all sorts of topics but the current one I mentioned is called Supernova In The East and talks about Japan’s entry and involvement in World War 2. If you’ve got a bit of time on your hand then it’s worth a listen.
Beata’s top souvenir was a yoga mat made by the company Proyog. They do ship worldwide and here’s a link to their website.
My world movie recommendations for the week are Amores Perros (Mexico) and La Dolce Vita (Italy).
A huge thanks to Beata Godlewska for coming on the show, you can find her Instagram here
And her yoga page here
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Episode 2 - Casper Renting: A Country That Doesn't Exist
Welcome aboard to our wonderful episode with tour leader and all-round great guy, Dutchman, Casper Renting. A friend of mine and fellow Tour Leader, he has travelled extensively and was on hand to provide us with invaluable travel knowledge and some intriguing Travel Bubble choices.
Casper's choices span the globe with a particularly interesting selection of a country that, could be argued, doesn't actually exist. It'll definitely provide you with food for thought and some thinking to do about your first post-lockdown trips. If that doesn't whet your appetite then have you every wondered what the difference is between the Netherlands and Holland?
A big thanks to Casper for being my first international guest, if you're intrigued and want to know more you can give him a follow on hisInstagram here - https://www.instagram.com/casperrenting/
If you have any travel related questions for future episodes then please do get in touch on social media or you can email email@example.com so, If you have any guest suggestions or you think you’d make a good Travel Bubbler, then let me know.
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Episode 1 - Josh Brown: Cannibals to Carnivals
From cannibal monkeys to Caribbean carnivals, Travel Bubble’s opening episode with Josh Brown doesn’t disappoint.
With choices spanning three continents and food tips that will leave your taste buds tingling, jump right in and let us take you around the world in less than an hour.
I won’t spoil the surprise of Josh’s choices for you, but I’ll drop some hints on our social media throughout the week that might give you some inklings so don’t forget to follow Travel Bubble on Facebook and Instagram on the links below.
Thanks so much to Josh for being the first ever guest and the Travel Bubble guinea pig, he put a lot of effort in to his choices and gives some in depth details that will no doubt help you with your future plans.
You can find his Instagram here (if he’ll give you access).
If you have any travel related questions for future episodes then please do get in touch on social media or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .Also, if you have any guest suggestions or you think you’d make a good Travel Bubbler, then let me know.
Josh's top travel tip was Revolut, the must have travel currency card, brilliant both at home and abroad, you can check it out and sign up here.
Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to Travel Bubble so you don’t miss any episodes, give us a five-star rating which really help and share, share, share with everyone you think might be interested.