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The Well Traveled Life (formerly The Global Travel Conspiracy) is a weekly travel podcast hosted by Gary Arndt. Gary has been traveling the globe since 2007 and has visited over 130 countries and all 7 continents.

Listen to Gary as he talks to the world's most inspiring travelers and learn how you can travel more to improve your life.

The Well Traveled Life Gary Arndt

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The Well Traveled Life (formerly The Global Travel Conspiracy) is a weekly travel podcast hosted by Gary Arndt. Gary has been traveling the globe since 2007 and has visited over 130 countries and all 7 continents.

Listen to Gary as he talks to the world's most inspiring travelers and learn how you can travel more to improve your life.

    African History With Peter Baxter

    African History With Peter Baxter

    Gary brings historian Peter Baxter onto the podcast to chat about the history of Africa of which he’s written about in 11 books on the military history. Peter tells us a story about in and outs of war in Africa, which isn’t one cohesive conflict, but a series of conflicts that have brought violence to different sections of the country. British decolonization is discussed and compared to other decolonization events in Africa and comparing various leaders in African history.
    Living through conflict in Zimbabwe, Peter has a unique recollection of Robert Mugabe’s early leadership as a revolutionary vs. his current leadership as a violent oppressor. How elections in some African nation-states only happened once and then didn’t happen again, leaving leaders in place who desired power and thus violently defended their place in power vs. conceding via elections. Peter also touches on Zimbabwe’s history and its future as a colony for the next decade after its liberation.
    Briefly, the duo chat about Nelson Mandala’s path and how it was similar to Mugabe, but had quite the different result in the end. Stepping down from power allowed for the transfer of power in a peaceful way, establishing him as an extraordinary leader in African history.
    Join Gary and Peter as they explore parts of Africa’s vast history, to be continued at a later date.
    You can find Peter on the web at peterbaxterhistory.com. Enjoy his books on African history as well.
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    Miles and More With Stefan Krasowski

    Miles and More With Stefan Krasowski

     
    Join Gary as he hosts renowned world traveler, Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai and Frequent Traveler University, who just returned from Christmas Island Australia edition, timing his trip with the annual red crab migration. The red crabs cover the beaches to lay their eggs at a specific time of year so it's no small feat to witness.
    Stefan shares his 4-year challenge getting to the Island at the right time to see this phenomenon. As well as, his strategy using award status and frequent flier miles for uncertain travel dates offers some tips for travelers across the board.
    Having literally traveled the world, he has 4 countries left to visit before he's filled his travel map entirely. Using miles and award travel, he's a pro at navigating the systems airlines have in place to maximize his travel experiences. Stefan also reveals how to get a lot of miles easily, the top 5 reward credit cards you should consider, how to plan ahead to reach difficult places, doing your homework regarding how to get a visa in each country, and his favorite region in the world.
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    • 56 min
    Questions and Answers #3

    Questions and Answers #3

    Gary answers your question about his new additions to gear, upgrading camera gear, 3 important lessons about self-taught photography, purposeful practice, gear to carry, mirrorless cameras, what is best camera to carry, stock photography, renting gear for trip, smartphone photography tips (including nighttime photography tips), and watermarking photos.
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    Viewfinder for glasses wearers
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    Full list of questions:
    What is the newest addition to your gear?
    As a self-taught photographer, what are the 3 most important lessons you've learned about photography along the way?
    What is the most and least photogenic UNESCO sites?
    When using smartphone as a camera, have you heard of people drop of their phones because of taking a photo?
    How do you recommend lightening camera gear load? What do you carry?
    Do you see trends in photography that are important?
    What places are on your bucket list to visit?
    Do you ever use a smartphone for your photography?
    Do you recommend selling your photos as stock photography?
    Have you traveled to a location that surprised you?
    How many cameras and lenses to x location?
    Are there any factors/places that you have been you've felt like just staying?
    If you could take one camera on a trip, what would it be?
    What is the #1 iPhone/smartphone rule?
    When shooting iPhone are there tricks to getting a better shot?
    Can you give me more specifics on buying annual travel insurance?
    How do you approach using watermark photos?

    • 35 min
    Wheelchair Traveling Man with Cory Lee

    Wheelchair Traveling Man with Cory Lee

    Please leave a review on iTunes for the new show! 
    In this episode, we kick off a new season of Global Travel Conspiracy with guest Cory Lee who travels around the world in a wheelchair. He shares travel tips with disabled travelers around the world.
    Gary and Cory talk cruises, wheelchair air travel, and more.
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    • 38 min
    Update

    Update

    Gary updates his fans on the show with a promise of more GTC goodness to come!

    • 2 min
    A Broad Abroad with Paula Froelich

    A Broad Abroad with Paula Froelich

    Paula Froelich is the former editor of Yahoo Travel and the personality behind A Broad Abroad. We talk about her trips to places such as Afghanistan and Mongolia and why she finds travel to be so important.

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Customer Reviews

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No better authority on the subject

Gary is a veteran in the space, successful at the lifestyle, and knowledgeable about all things. Mash that subscribe button!

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Great podcast.

Very knowledgeable host and very informative podcast.

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Yay! It's back!

These are great to listen to. Gary manages to be enjoyable to listen to on his own. But also good at interviewing guests. I'm happy to see that the episodes are back online.

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