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We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

The World Wanderers Podcast Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.6 • 49 Ratings

We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

    Running a Fully Remote Local Business & Traveling the World with Neel Parekh

    Running a Fully Remote Local Business & Traveling the World with Neel Parekh

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Neel Parekh. Neel is the Founder and CEO of MaidThis & MaidThis Franchise, which helps homeowners and short-term rental hosts (Airbnb, VRBO, etc) with their cleaner needs. Neel's business has generated millions in revenue while having a fully remote team, and now he's on a mission to help others achieve the same. Neel has been a “digital nomad” for almost 5 years and still vagabonding around the world (pre-COVID at least). In this episode, Neel shares what inspired him to create MaidThis, the process of building a business and how he was able to scale it quickly, how to balance work and travel when running a local business remotely, and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - Neel’s personal travel story and how he ventured into a digital nomadic lifestyle
    - How Neel started a business on the side while working a full-time job
    - Opening your mind to new business opportunities/possibilities while still having the freedom to travel
    - Expanding Neel’s business from operating in only Los Angeles to multiple cities
    - How Neel started his nomad adventure and where he chose for his first trip
    - Balancing work and travel with a backpacker lifestyle
    - The highlights and favorite spots from Neel’s seven years of traveling
    - Details about Neel’s trip to Africa and traveling around on a motorcycle

    **Guest links:**

    Website: [https://maidthisfranchise.com/](https://maidthisfranchise.com/)

    Twitter: [https://twitter.com/NeelBParekh](https://twitter.com/NeelBParekh)

    • 48 min
    Exploring Latin America by Boat with Stephen Ladd

    Exploring Latin America by Boat with Stephen Ladd

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Stephen Ladd. Stephen is a city planner, voyager, and memoirist. He is the author of Three Years in a 12-Foot Boat, in which he rowed and sailed to South America and back in a tiny boat of his own design, and The Five-Year Voyage: Exploring Latin American Coasts and Rivers. In this episode of the podcast, Stephen shares what inspired him to travel by boat, what it was like traveling in South America for 5 years by boat with his wife, including what it was like to have a baby along the way. He shares how he planned his trips, highlights from his trip, as well as challenges of this lifestyle and much more.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - The origins of Stephen’s inspiration to start traveling
    - How Stephen was introduced to sailing and how that inspired him later on
    - What Stephen’s life looked like gearing towards his larger sailing adventures
    - Stephen’s decision to sail to South America with his wife
    - The difference of navigating through the ocean versus navigating through rivers
    - Having a baby during a sailing trip and how it was handled
    - The process of crossing country borders by boat in South America
    - The difficulties that arose when sailing back towards the United States

    **Guest links:**

    Website: [https://www.stephen-ladd.com/](https://www.stephen-ladd.com/home)

    • 53 min
    Roadtripping in the US & Canada with a Baby!

    Roadtripping in the US & Canada with a Baby!

    During the month of July 2022, we took a big road trip from Mexico all the way to Canada with stops in the US along the way. This was our first big trip and road trip with baby Lou and her first time in Canada and the US. In this episode, we talk about planning our trip, what it was like traveling with the baby for the first time, how she did in the car and on the plane, and highlights of our trip. We also share what went well, what was challenging, what we've learned about traveling with a baby, and much more!

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - The best tips for travelling with a baby and what you should and shouldn’t do
    - How our baby behaved during the experience of a lengthy road trip and while flying in a plane
    - Highlights of travelling through the city of Monterrey, Mexico
    - Introducing a baby to new environments and people and how they can react
    - What we learned from the experience as a whole

    • 48 min
    Language Learning with Gabriel Wyner from Fluent Forever

    Language Learning with Gabriel Wyner from Fluent Forever

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Gabriel Wyner. We had Gabriel on the podcast back in June 2015 and it was really fun to follow up and talk about what's changed over the last 7 years. Gabriel is the creator of the Fluent Forever app, author of a book of the same name, a life-long language learner, and polyglot. In this episode we catch up with Gabriel about what he's been up to over the last 7 years, the process of launching an app, how the Fluent Forever model can help you learn a language more effectively than a lot of other models, common mistakes people make in their language learning journeys and more! Enjoy!

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - How Gabriel’s business has evolved over the last seven years
    - Creating a language learning app that helps with memorization and fluency
    - The obstacles that come with running a tech business
    - Fluent Forever’s method that takes language learners to fluent levels of speaking
    - Using imagery to associate new words and phrases with each other
    - Common errors people run into when learning a new language
    - The languages Gabriel has learned and why he does it personally

    **Guest links:**

    Fluent Forever: [https://fluent-forever.com/](https://fluent-forever.com/)

    • 59 min
    Nomad Insurance and Location-Independent Work & Travel with Sondre Rasch from SafetyWing

    Nomad Insurance and Location-Independent Work & Travel with Sondre Rasch from SafetyWing

    **Description:**

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Sondre Rasch. Sondre is a co-founder and CEO of SafetyWing. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was born in 2018 (YC W18), has raised $35M investments, and has grown its community of 100k+ customers (we're two of those customers!). In this week's episode, Sondre shares his travel story and how he came to create not one but two startups, what it was like starting an insurance company, what travelers should consider when it comes to travel insurance, and shifts that Sondre has seen in the digital nomad space over the last couple of years.

    Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - How Sondre got interested in traveling while working
    - Sondre’s journey into startup and founding SuperSide
    - His first time visiting San Francisco
    - Transitioning from running one business to the next one
    - Difficulties with creating a globally covered insurance company
    - How the pandemic affected Sondre’s company in both good and bad ways
    - The most common things that happen to those that travel and why you should have travel insurance
    - The important things to consider when deciding what the best coverage is for you

    **Guest links:**

    SafetyWing: [https://safetywing.com?referenceID=theworldwanderers&utm_source=theworldwanderers&utm_medium=Ambassador](https://safetywing.com/?referenceID=theworldwanderers&utm_source=theworldwanderers&utm_medium=Ambassador)

    • 51 min
    Traveling the World by Boat, Bus & Motorhome with Pat & Ali Schulte

    Traveling the World by Boat, Bus & Motorhome with Pat & Ali Schulte

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Pat & Ali Schulte. Pat & Ali have been traveling the world for the last 20 years by boat, bus, motorhome and more, the last decade of which they've been traveling with their two kids. In this week's episode Pat & Ali share their travel story, including what inspired them to set out to travel the world by sailboat. They share where they've been, how they've traveled, and some of the highlights of their travels. They also share how they support themselves while traveling through their business Wanderer Financial and more. Enjoy!

    **In this episode:**

    - Pat and Ali’s personal travel story
    - Their decision to navigate around the world via sailboat
    - The highlights of their land travels and their first four years of sailing
    - How Pat and Ali financially covered their traveling expenses
    - Pat’s input and experience with the stock market
    - Their favorite moments while in Mexico

    **Guest links:**

    Pat and Ali’s Blog: [https://www.bumfuzzle.com/](https://www.bumfuzzle.com/)

    Wanderer Financial: [https://wandererfinancial.com/](https://wandererfinancial.com/)

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

nedleycan ,

So much better now

It is painful to listen to their voices at the beginning. The vibration is horrible. I assume they got a voice coach. I still listen to the early episodes as the topics are great but the more recent episodes are a lot more enjoyable.

Bungalee boo ,

Supporter of white supremacy

I tried for so long to hang in there, hoping the show would get better. At least they seemed to have stopped quasi bickering LOL! Anyway, most importantly, Amanda advertised her support for the January 2022 Canadian trucker’s convoy. Disappointing to see she’s gone the way of ‘bUt mUh fReEDoMzzz!’.

E6m ,

Entitled millennials travel the world

Oh how I enjoyed this podcast when I first started listening to it. However, in more recent episodes, there is a lot of disdain for "the corporate world" and all that it entails. There are many reasons that more people cannot embark upon the global lifestyle of these two. If they would approach it from a different perspective - "this is what we have chosen, and it's great for us!"- then it would be much more pleasant to listen to. However, the new condescending point of view is difficult to stomach. And I do wish that Amanda could give her recollections or point of view without constantly being corrected by Ryan.
That aside, the podcast has a good premise.