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Listen to inspiring conversations about cutting edge mental and physical techniques to help you live beyond the status quo. This podcast will motivate you to grow your business, get in better shape, perform at your peak, and most importantly have more fun. Matt Wilson is the co-founder of the popular blog Under30CEO and the travel company Under30Experiences.

Live Different Podcast: Business | Travel | Health | Performance Matt Wilson

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Listen to inspiring conversations about cutting edge mental and physical techniques to help you live beyond the status quo. This podcast will motivate you to grow your business, get in better shape, perform at your peak, and most importantly have more fun. Matt Wilson is the co-founder of the popular blog Under30CEO and the travel company Under30Experiences.

    MTP8: Creating a Life to Travel More, Spend Less, & Be More Adventurous w/ Matt Wilson

    MTP8: Creating a Life to Travel More, Spend Less, & Be More Adventurous w/ Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson is Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, and author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook. Under30Experiences has been named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America and number 198 on Financial Times 1000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies.
    Matt was formerly the co-founder of the media site Under30CEO (Acquired 2016) and is the Host of the Live Different Podcast on business, travel, health, and performance. He has interviewed everyone from NBA Legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the President of Starbucks. Matt's writing is published in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Huffington Post, and he is part of the invite-only Young Entrepreneurs' Council (YEC) comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger.
    Matt is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. He hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and his personal mission is to help people live more adventurous lives. 
    In today’s episode we turn the tables and James Boobar of Alitpassage interviews Matt to talk about The Millennial Travel Guidebook. 
    Discussed in this episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast: 
    The future of travel and Under30Experiences during COVID-19 How Elon Musk’s gigafactory will affect Austin, Texas Transitioning from New York to Costa Rica and Turkey where both Matt and James lived as expats How Under30Experiences started in Iceland How travel gives people a better understanding of what they want in life How the Millennial Travel Guidebook is more about life, making sure peoples dreams do not get “deferred”  How people can get over their fear of traveling and have difficult conversations with loved ones How globalization affects the travel experience, and why you may want to consider seeing experiences outside what you can find at home. Why to stop being busy and start living! You can find all the links and show notes on millennialtravelpodcast.com
    Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast comes from The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life
    ... and from our new USA hiking and camping trips at Under30Experiences!

    • 56 min
    MTP7: How Sustainable Tourism + Philanthropic Travel Can Change Your Life w/ Lydia Dean of GoPhilanthropic

    MTP7: How Sustainable Tourism + Philanthropic Travel Can Change Your Life w/ Lydia Dean of GoPhilanthropic

    Lydia Dean left her job as an Executive Search Consultant in the year 2000 to pursue a lifelong interest in travel and humanitarian programs. She and her family moved to Provence, France where they lived for 6 years while exploring many developing countries. In 2007, they returned to the US and launched GoPhilanthropic Travel. In 2010 GoPhilanthropic Foundation was formed in order to more actively partner with small grassroots non-profits offering greater access to resources and opportunities. Lydia divides her time between Los Angeles, Provence, and the regions within which GoPhil works.  She is also the author of Jumping the Picket Fence: A Woman's Search for Meaning from the Suburbs to the Slums.
    Today I’m so excited to welcome Lydia Dean, Founder and Director of GoPhilanthropic Travel, offering travelers the certainty that their support is making a positive impact in local communities.  This interview was conducted pre-COVID19 in the research for The Millennial Travel Guidebook where I sprinkled in tons of information on sustainable travel and where Lydia was quoted.
    As you hopefully know, sustainable travel and spending our money the right way is super important to us at Under30Experiences.  In this interview we discuss topics such as: 
    The dangers of voluntourism How to select non-profit organizations to work with How to vote with your dollars Where to travel if you really want to make an impact I’m also thrilled to hear Lydia’s inspiring story and have her share how philanthropy and travel changed the person who she is.  It really sounds like she lives an incredibly full and fulfilling life. 
    You can learn more about Lydia and GoPhilanthropic at www.gophilanthropictravel.com and www.gophilanthropic.org.
    Show notes can be found at http://millennialtravelpodcast.com
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    Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast is provided by my new book The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, and Make Travel a Priority in Your Life.
    Check out our new USA trips with Under30Experiences including Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks… plus Lake Tahoe! 

    • 56 min
    MTP6: Socially Distanced USA Road Trips, Diversity, & Being a Gen Z Travel Blogger w/ Gaby Beckford @packslight

    MTP6: Socially Distanced USA Road Trips, Diversity, & Being a Gen Z Travel Blogger w/ Gaby Beckford @packslight

    Gabby Beckford is the Gen Z travel blogger, content creator, and marketing strategist behind Packs Light. She helps send her young audience around the world completely free via the funded travel opps she shares in her Young Travelers Network. Her words can be found in pubs such as Lonely Planet, HuffPost, Essence, and Business Insider. Her mission is to empower young people to seek risk, seize opportunity, and see the world.
    Shownotes can be found on MattWilson.co and MillennialTravelPodcast.com.
    MTP 6: Socially Distanced USA Road Trips, Diversity, & Being a Gen Z Travel Blogger w/ Gaby Beckford @packslight
    Gabby Beckford is the Gen Z travel blogger, content creator, and marketing strategist behind Packs Light. She helps send her young audience around the world completely free via the funded travel opps she shares in her Young Travelers Network. Her words can be found in pubs such as Lonely Planet, HuffPost, Essence, and Business Insider. Her mission is to empower young people to seek risk, seize opportunity, and see the world.
    Today, I’m thrilled increase the representation of people of color here on The Millennial Travel Podcast.  Not only is Gabby a bi-racial female, but she hails from Gen Z, and is an already successful 25-year-old! 
    I got to speak with Gabby about her blog Packs Light, her success on TikTok, her recent USA Road Trip, and the challenges of her quitting her job to become a full time travel blogger just before the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    My favorite part about the conversation was that Gabby is about more than just travel--she is an opportunities coach and has a members only community where she guides people to apply for opportunities like scholarships, fellowships, jobs, travel opportunities, awards, and more.  As Gabby told me, “half of life is just showing up.” 
    She gives tips for traveling in the new normal, on her USA trip, how we can increase diversity and inclusion in the travel industry, and how she became mindful at such a young age. It was a real pleasure to get some tips from this Gen Z travel leader! 
    In the rapid fire round I ask Gabby: 
    Her favorite piece of travel gear--packing cubes!  Her movie to watch on your next flight-- The Hundred Foot Journey Place to revisit- Stockholm, Sweden Place she’s never been but is on her bucket list- Santiago, Chile Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast comes from The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority In Your Life

    • 1 hr 3 min
    MTP5: Off the Grid Adventure Travel w/ Shannon Stowell CEO of The Adventure Travel Trade Association

    MTP5: Off the Grid Adventure Travel w/ Shannon Stowell CEO of The Adventure Travel Trade Association

    Shannon Stowell is CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association.  We do a deep dive into what it means to travel off the beaten path, how to reduce your carbon footprint, and how to do your part to support companies that promote diversity in the travel industry.
    Millennial Travel Podcast 5: Off the Grid Adventure Travel with Shannon Stowell CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association
    Get the show notes at millennialtravelpodcast.com.
    Shannon comes to us from his off the grid cabin in Colorado with no electricity or running water.  We talk about his incredible trip to Kurdistan in northern Iraq.  He wins the award for most off the beaten path travel story, since I spoke to Jordan Harbinger about his trip to North Korea and another time when he was kidnapped.
    Shannon and I talk about how he has started Tomorrow’s Air the world’s first traveler collective to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it permanently.  We also discuss his involvement in the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund that directly funds local projects engaged in the conservation of unique natural and cultural resources of adventure travel destinations.
    I also put Shannon in the hotseat to ask him: 
    Favorite hike in the entire world? Favorite campsite in the entire world? Favorite piece of gear?  Where is the adventure capital of the world?   
    Resources: 
    Shannon’s TED Talk: Change the World; Take a Vacation Tomorrow’s Air Clean Up Pact
     
    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia  
    Neutral Together Carbon Offsetting  Travel Unity non profit promoting diversity in travel The Black Travel Alliance Amplifying Black Voices: Our Growing List of Travel Resources Under30Experiences’s Committment to Diversity & Inclusion The Luci Solar Light that Shannon light’s his cabin with  The Grayl Water purification bottle Shannon drinks from pools and swamps with! Connect with Shannon on Linkedin and check out The Adventure Travel Trade Association. 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    MTP4: Credit Card Points, Frequent Flier Miles, & Travel Hacking with Nick Ewen of The Points Guy

    MTP4: Credit Card Points, Frequent Flier Miles, & Travel Hacking with Nick Ewen of The Points Guy

    Nick Ewen is Senior Editor at The Points Guy.  He caught the travel bug at an early age and spent over a decade as a road warrior, earning and redeeming points & miles to visit over 40 countries across six continents.

    Credit Card Points, Rewards Miles, & Travel Hacking with Nick Ewen of The Points Guy
    MTP3: How to Optimize your Frequent Flier Miles and Rewards Points to Travel for Free! 
    I got Nick’s story on how he was able to travel while his wife was still in school and how they did it for free.
    Nick says, start small, and not worry about signing up for every single points and mileage program in the world, and really helps us focus on what we want out of the travel hacking game.  He gives his recommendations for best travel credit cards, best frequent flier programs, and how optimize rewards points.
    Nick has 21 open credit cards and claims that there has been no effect on his credit score! We talk about what the top no annual fee cards are and how someone with a small budget can travel frugally without paying fees.  We also talk about what the best frequent flier allegiances are and how to navigate this complex game!
    We also do a rapid fire round where Nick gives me his favorite travel related recommendations...
    Favorite book
    Gear Recommendations
    Favorite Airline
    Favorite Hotel in the world
    Favorite Airline Lounge

    You can find the links to everything here on millennialtravelpodcast.com and if you are looking to escape more, spend less, and make travel a priority in your life, I hope you check out my #1 best selling new release, The Millennial Travel Guidebook.

    • 1 hr
    MTP3: Travel-Food Blogger Success & Medellin Living w/ Dave Lee of GoBackpacking.com

    MTP3: Travel-Food Blogger Success & Medellin Living w/ Dave Lee of GoBackpacking.com

    Dave Lee is the Founder of GoBackpacking.com, a 13-year-old staple website for a lot of backpackers… and his new food blog feastio.com.
    Dave is a member of the ATTA, the Adventure Travel Tourism Association and someone whose work I’ve followed for a long time… We had the good fortune of meeting at an Austin travel founders event called VoyagerHQ and then again at The Nomadic Network. 
    Dave and I talk about what travel means to us now that we are no longer under thirty, how we miss expat life in Costa Rica and Colombia respectively, and his new big projects.  Dave lived in Medellin for a long time and ran Medellinliving.com which he sold.
    I even get some tips on where to eat in Austin, Texas, a big time foodie town.
    Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast comes from The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, and Make Travel a Priority in Your Life, available for just 99 cents this week!
    Get the shownotes on millennialtravelpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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