Andy Steves brings a lifetime of travel experience in Europe and a passion for connecting with those from other cultures to this podcast. He's a travel entrepreneur, a self-proclaimed coffee snob, amateur cyclist and award-winning guidebook author, our speaker, Andy Steves loves helping travelers bridge the cultural gaps they encounter while on the road. By combining modern technology with the travel philosophies of his father, travel guru Rick Steves, Andy is becoming the new voice of millennial travel.
10. SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER Ryan Thorpe – The Student Nomad
Tune into this episode between travel entrepreneurs discussing how to find a market need, developing a product or service to answer those needs and how one can set about to tackle these big and important projects. Travel entrepreneur and social media influencer, Ryan Thorpe joins Andy Steves to share about he juggled getting a travel website off the ground and even monetizing it while simultaneously cramming for school exams to pass his university classes.
References in the episode:The Student Nomad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestudentnomad/
The Student Nomad Insta: https://www.instagram.com/thestudentnomad/?hl=en
Revolut Digital Banking: https://www.revolut.com/en-US/
S2 E9 - Cagefighting in PERU with Rollie Peterkin
This episode is another off-the-beaten path story—International pro cage fighter, memoir author and digital nomad, Rollie Peterkin is on the show today to share about his story joining a stable of mixed martial arts fighters in Lima Peru. Tune in to listen to how Rollie broke himself out of the 9-5 routine as a trader in New York City, and took the decision to shake up his life and head south of the border. His inspirational story is packed with interesting anecdotes and practical tips which I hope you enjoy!
References in the episode: Rollie’s website: http://www.rolliepeterkin.com/
Rollie’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Cage-Escaping-American-Dream/dp/1514294206
Read more: https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/5051012-rollie-peterkin-from-wall-street-to-the-cage
Rollie’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/rolliepeterkin/
S2 E8 - Globe Scholars & Travel Journalism with Tinabeth Pina
Emmy award winning TV Journalist by day travel vlogger by night, Tinabeth Pina posts a host of resources and insights for study abroad students, prospective international travelers and those curious about other cultures on her youtube channel, Tell Me Tina. While she got her start as a bi-lingual latin music radio host, she now focuses on producing dozens of fascinating and practical travel videos. Andy and Tinabeth Pina share tips on travel hacks, and how to use corporate marketing for things like flights and cruises to your benefit. She's getting her new resource off the ground, so be sure to look her up at tinabethtravels.com.
References in the episode:Check out Tina Beth's Globe Scholars and travel tips here:https://www.youtube.com/user/tbpusa/videos Kayak.comMatrix.itasoftware.comSkyscanner.net
S2 E7 - Military Life Overseas with Julian Ponce in BUDAPEST
Marine Sergeant Julian Ponce joins me today to talk about life in the Marine Corps and how it's helped him see the world. Sgt. Ponce takes us on a tour of the American Embassy in Budapest, and we discuss the deep camaraderie between fellow marines. And then we digress to chat a bit about Colombian and Latino culture as well--I've lived here in Medellin when not traveling in Europe and I'm working on my Spanish and Salsa skills. I can't help bringing it up with a Colombian-American.
References in the episode:
Go caving underneath Budapest - caving.hu
S2 E6 - Speakeasies and Trendy LONDON
Royal baby mania, trendy London, key sights and tips to get off the beaten path--Leo Heaton, a professional Blue Badge guide shares all about it today on this episode of Andy Steves' Travel Podcast. Leo reveals just a few of the many reasons that make London such an incredible, modern and diverse city. Don’t forget the speak-easy’s and the cocktail clubs!
References in the episode:
Guide profile: guidelondon.org.uk/guides/leonieheaton
Guide profile 2: britainsbestguides.org/guides/leo-heaton
Some of Brick Lane's best Indian food: city-spice.london
Cocktail bar NightJar: oriolebar.com
And the sister, Oriole Bar: oriolebar.com
Vice Documentary on London's #1 rated restaurant: youtube.com/watch?v=bqPARIKHbN8
Check out Andy's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Andy-Steves-Europe-City-Hopping-Budget/dp/1631217968
S2 E5 - GOTHIC TOKYO: Around the Globe with La Carmina
Listen in on this fascinating conversation between two travel entrepreneurs. Today, I have social media influencer, Carmina of LaCarmina.com on the show to talk about her style of travel--goth, subcultures, body mods, alternative fashion and more. She runs a website packed with information and tips for those looking for off-beat travel experiences. Carmina has collaborated on travel TV with ABC, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain (RIP). Our conversation ranges from Tokyo’s disciplinary Maid bars where you get slapped for misbehaving, to goth travel culture and pioneering space tourism.
References in the episode:
Carmina's Website: lacarmina.com
Carmina's Instagram @lacarmina
Read up on how LaCarmina saw a man getting his mouth sewn shut: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2012/07/prague-castle-goth-clubs-alternative-travel-tips-cross-club-steampunk-bar-st-vitus-cathedral-hell-club/