37 episodes

Pushing the Boundaries of Travel in Celebration of the Human Experience.

Metamo Travel Metamo

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Pushing the Boundaries of Travel in Celebration of the Human Experience.

    Intermission: The Journey to the Other Side of the Bridge (Episode 36)

    Intermission: The Journey to the Other Side of the Bridge (Episode 36)

    Travel is with all of us as a fundamental part of being human. On our journey we occasionally come to bridges. We stop in the middle sometimes and look around, watch the water flow by, gaze at the trees and the sky, and look to the other side.  This "Intermission" Episode lies between what was and what will be.  We look to the side where we came from during Season 1.  We look to the horizon on the other side.  As much as we like to think we know what it will be like, we don't. Stay to the end and we'll walk together off the bridge and travel on.   Let's leave it up to fate, adventure, the people we will meet, and what is far greater than ourselves.

    Do you have ideas for the show, know if a guest that would be great, or just want to reach out?  Greg Traverso would enjoy hearing from you:  greg@metamo.travel

    Like this podcast? Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it.

    Explore the Journey that awaits you!  https://metamo.travel/

    Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/

    Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

    • 23 min
    Episode 35: Delivered Direct to You From Kileleshwa & Ace Hardware

    Episode 35: Delivered Direct to You From Kileleshwa & Ace Hardware

    A few random moments walking in Africa.  From the tent to the main dining area unaccompanied by a Maasai guard makes you look extra closely for any sign of movement. Hornbills in Kileleshwa.  A Maasai Warrior discusses the process of taking on another wife. And another.  And another.   A chance meeting at Ace hardware (although it's hard to meet a Maasai Warrior there). This 35th Episode of the Metamo Podcast is a bridge of sorts - like the monkey bridges over the Lunga Lunga Road near Diani Beach, south of Mombasa, Kenya.  A bridge to other side of something. You just want to land in an aisle seat or perhaps a window seat, to be able to get more sleep.  It is always a toss up.  Get that glass of wine or cup of tea, take that walk or get on the treadmill.  Relax friend and we'll see you inside the podcast (and again on the other side). 

    Do you have ideas for the show, know if a guest that would be great, or just want to reach out?  We would enjoy hearing from you:  hello@metamo.travel

    Like this podcast? Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it.

    Explore the Journey that awaits you!  http://Metamo.Travel

    Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/

    Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

    • 33 min
    Episode 34: The Birds & the Chee (tahs) with David and Ronah Saunders

    Episode 34: The Birds & the Chee (tahs) with David and Ronah Saunders

    Birds are special creatures.  While there are no bees in this episode, there are cheetahs. How about you....Do you have a spirit animal? And how about a spirt bird?  On this episiode we visit again with our dear friends David and Ronah.  We give them a surprise quiz to see if we can stump them.  We then go on a story safari with them to hear of a couple wildlife adventures  from the field and beyond.  Get your binoculars and get ready for white bellied go-a-way birds, lilac breasted rollers, and of course, king fishers and more!  

    Do you have ideas for the show, know if a guest that would be great, or just want to reach out?  Greg Traverso would enjoy hearing from you:  greg@metamo.travel

    Like this podcast? Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it.

    Explore the Journey that awaits you!  http://Metamo.Travel

    Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/

    Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

    • 31 min
    Episode 33: The Winds of Travel - A Conversation with Chris McCaffrey Part 2

    Episode 33: The Winds of Travel - A Conversation with Chris McCaffrey Part 2

    The winds of travel can blow you all the way around the world and back again. And again and again. They can take you to a cafe in Uttar Pradesh or on a wild rickshaw race from Rajasthan to Kerala in India.  It can take you to a fashion show in Nairobi where you have to piece together your 'best' traveling clothes into the best combination you can comically muster up. You end up on a boat off of Lamu Island fishing with string line for lunch along the mangroves and getting sea sick only to remember it, with time, as one of your favorite traveling experiences as predicted by a wise Swedish woman at the time. Or perhaps the winds carry you to Mexico where serendipity and fate of our times lead you to teach English for a year and write a book with someone you met in a the cafe back in Uttar Pradesh.  Importantly, travel gives you a deeper and richer perspective on life and a warm appreciation of home.

    Do you have ideas for the show, know if a guest that would be great, or just want to reach out?  We would enjoy hearing from you:  hello@metamo.travel

    Like this podcast? Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it.

    Explore the Journey that awaits you!  http://Metamo.Travel

    Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/

    Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

    • 25 min
    Episode 32: The Winds of Travel - A Conversation with Chris McCaffrey Part 1

    Episode 32: The Winds of Travel - A Conversation with Chris McCaffrey Part 1

    When travel gets in your blood, watch out. Life will never be the same. 9 to 5's exist in that other world far away - you toss up grass blades to test the wind more often. If the wind  is blowing toward the southern hemisphere, you may travel in that direction. When it blows north, you are inclined to follow it back. The wind might even blow you to a German bakery in Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges River in India. You heard about this bakery from other travelers also following the wind. You order, of all things, penne pasta.  You are seated next to someone you've never met before.  You end up writing a book together.  The winds of travel. 

    • 24 min
    Episode 31: Doors that Open to Insight & Pool Tables

    Episode 31: Doors that Open to Insight & Pool Tables

    Pool is like life in many ways.  You can make a great shot but if you aren't planning for what comes next, or use the wrong or too much 'English,' ... watch out.  🎱
     
    On this episode we travel from the smokey pool rooms of yesteryear to a most interesting room in India. We find a rich landscape of characters as we find ourselves in places and circumstances we were not supposed to be in but in reality we were.  The hidden depths are like the pool balls that drop into the pockets and disappear into the abyss, only to show up on the others side (hopefully not joined by the cue ball).  When we 'break' we hope for the best on this precarious if delicious journey across the landscape of travel like the top of the green felt of a pool table. 

    Namaste 🙏🏽

    Do you have ideas for the show, know if a guest that would be great, or just want to reach out?  We would enjoy hearing from you:  hello@metamo.travel

    Like this podcast? Leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it.

    Explore the Journey that awaits you!  http://Metamo.Travel

    Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subscribe/

    Or, enquire about your next trip: https://metamo.travel/enquire/

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

David Thorn ,

Truly transformative!

Absolutely love the Metamo travel podcast. Keep it coming!

#1Goose ,

Unbelievable experience

I have had the incredible opportunity to travel with Greg twice. Both trips were truly life changing to experience the culture of Kenya and its spectacular people. Greg attended to every detail to make both trips ones for the books. After the second trip I remember thinking I cannot wait to schedule trip #3. You will not go wrong booking with Greg. These podcasts brought me back to our African travels. Greg certainly has a talent of storytelling. Really am enjoying these episodes of Metamo!!

keaton antonini ,

Metamo, a once in a lifetime experience

I’ve had the good fortune of traveling with Greg on one of his trips to Kenya. I can say with confidence it was a life changing event, setting up more trips to African countries, including time in the peace corps in Lesotho. Listening to Greg’s guests and hearing their experiences helps capture a glimpse of what these trips can mean.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

iHeartPodcasts
Crooked Media
This American Life
WNYC Studios
Emma Chamberlain and Ramble
Neon Hum Media