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From Boulder, Colorado and Bangkok, Thailand hosts James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers bring you adventure and travel news and inspiration as well as fascinating interviews with real-life adventurers from all over the world!

Attempt Adventure James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

From Boulder, Colorado and Bangkok, Thailand hosts James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers bring you adventure and travel news and inspiration as well as fascinating interviews with real-life adventurers from all over the world!

    Preparing For Adventure (Sri Lanka Adventure Special Episode 2)

    Preparing For Adventure (Sri Lanka Adventure Special Episode 2)

    In Episode 2 of the Attempt Adventure Sri Lanka Special, Michael Desrosiers, his younger brother Kyle Desrosiers, and their mother Kim Desrosiers prepare for their upcoming Sri Lanka Adventure.
    In this episode, the team takes care of some important logistics, begin making a packing list, and learn and perform a Sri Lankan song as the fulfilment of a promise we made to our supporters.
    Make a donation
    If you want to support us, you can donate to our official team charity, the Save Elephant Foundation and the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand! this is an ethical, no-ride elephant sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates elephants who have been abused by the cruel tourism and logging industries.
    If you'd like to donate to charity to support their cause (and get some merch, shout-outs, and more), you can head on over to Fundraiser for Elephant rescue and rehabilitation in Thailand (gofundme.com).*Please note that 100% of donations will go directly to charity*
    Teacher Nayana
    Special thanks to Teacher Nayana who helped us prepare for our adventure!
    https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/19038325/sinhala
    The World of Street Food
    Check out my food blog, TheWorldofStreetFood.com!
    Follow Us!
    You can follow our adventures in Sri Lanka on Team Mama's Boys (teammamasboys.com), and right here during Season 4 of the Attempt Adventure Podcast. You can also follow our adventures on Facebook and on YouTube.com/@attemptadventure.

    • 20 min
    We Know Who to Blame if Things Go Wrong (Sri Lanka Adventure Special Episode 1)

    We Know Who to Blame if Things Go Wrong (Sri Lanka Adventure Special Episode 1)

    In Episode 1 of the Attempt Adventure Sri Lanka Special, Michael Desrosiers, his younger brother Kyle Desrosiers, and their mother Kim Desrosiers sign up for the Rickshaw Run, a wild auto rickshaw race across Sri Lanka. We know absolutely nothing about what we are getting ourselves into...
    In this episode, we reach out to brothers Scott and Drew Gurian for some advice and encouragement.
    Scott is the host of the Far From Home Podcast: Far From Home (farfromhomepodcast.org)
    Scott was also a guest on this podcast where he talked about his and Drew's adventure driving from London to Mongolia: S2E7: Adventuring Far From the Tourist Trail with Scott Gurian from the Far From Home Podcast — Attempt Adventure Podcast
    If you'd like to donate to charity to support their cause (and get some merch, shout-outs, and more), you can head on over to Fundraiser for Elephant rescue and rehabilitation in Thailand (gofundme.com).*Please note that 100% of donations will go directly to charity*
    You can follow our adventures in Sri Lanka on Team Mama's Boys (teammamasboys.com), and right here during Season 4 of the Attempt Adventure Podcast. You can also follow our adventures on Facebook and on YouTube.com/@attemptadventure.

    • 19 min
    The New Year and Adventures Ahead!

    The New Year and Adventures Ahead!

    Support the show! https://ko-fi.com/attemptadventureIn this final episode of 2023, hosts James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers talk about their highlights of the year, their plans for the coming year, and the big stuff in store for the podcast!
    We've got two seasons coming up in 2024! Starting in January through around May, Season 4 will be a mini-series adventure special featuring Michael's rickshaw race for charity across Sri Lanka. He's bringing him mother and brother with him, and it's going to be wild.
    If you'd like to donate to charity to support their cause (and get some merch, shout-outs, and more), you can head on over to Fundraiser for Kimberly Desrosiers by Michael Desrosiers : Elephant rescue and rehabilitation in Thailand (gofundme.com)*Please note that 100% of donations will go directly to charity*After that, Season 5 will be a bigger and better version of the podcast as you know and love it, with more great guests, interesting episodes, and wildly off-topic tangents by your hosts.
    We are also currently looking for a manager / producer / social medial person, so if you are interested in joining our team, send us an email at hello@attemptadventure.com! Happy New Year to all! Until next time, keep adventuring!

    • 27 min
    RV Life, Travel, and Mental Health with Tyler Wittkofsky

    RV Life, Travel, and Mental Health with Tyler Wittkofsky

    Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/attemptadventure
    In Season 3 Episode 18 of the Attempt Adventure Podcast, hosts James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers are joined by Tyler Wittkofsky to talk about RV life, traveling by road across the US, food, drink, and mental health and travel. It's a packed episode with a ton of great content!
    Follow Tyler at:
    Tyler Wittkofsky | Author of Mindful Tales on Mental Health
    Tea With Coffee Media - Tea With Coffee Media
    We also discuss cookies, shady adventures, and more!
    Resources from this episode:
    Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
    The Mighty. Making health about people.
    Emotional Support Animals | Paws for Patrick
    WriteHive
     

    • 59 min
    Christmas Around the World!

    Christmas Around the World!

    Support the show! https://ko-fi.com/attemptadventureIn this special holiday episode of the Attempt Adventure Podcast, hosts James Barrett and Michael Desrosiers discuss some of the more interesting and extreme Christmas traditions from around the world.
    Visit attemptadventure.com for show notes and more!

    • 31 min
    Istanbul and International Stopovers

    Istanbul and International Stopovers

    Support the show! https://ko-fi.com/attemptadventure
    In Season 3 Episode 16 of the Attempt Adventure Podcast, Michael takes a stopover in Istanbul, joins an amazing food tour, and tours the Hagia Sofia. James shares his stories of his nearly 2-day layover in a Chinese airport. We talk about tips to survive layovers, how to get the most out of your short visits, and even how to score free hotels and tours on your stopovers.
    We also discuss game night, getting ready for Christmas, and the best holiday albums of all time.
    Visit attemptadventure.com for show notes and more!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Speckle25427 ,

Fascinating show

It encourages me to seek adventure every day!

rlp121290 ,

Engaging and Informative

Really great host, great experience!

Doon126 ,

Interesting and informative!

Every time I listen to this podcast, I learn something new and add another new destination to the ever growing list of future trips. My favorite episode so far is #22 because it is about the Hill Country in Texas. James and Michael have an interesting view on any topic. from kolache to caverns to floating the San Marcos river. Well worth my listening time.

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