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

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

    Episode 22: Probing the waters of transformational travel

    Episode 22: Probing the waters of transformational travel

    In this episode Bob and Greg probe the waters of the topic of transformational travel.  At the heart transformational travel is the realization that the journey we are on is not so much an external journey but an internal one.  One goes out into the world to explore and seek exciting experiences but transformation cuts both ways:  the people you meet can be influenced by you as much (or more) than you are by them.  Metamo's mission is to provide a more fulfilling way to travel and to transform the lives of children through its One-to-One Promise in the process, providing  education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.  This episode skims the surface of transformational travel looking for opportunities to take a  deeper dive along the way.  

    • 19 min
    Episode 21: A tiny spec on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater together with 30,000 large mammals

    Episode 21: A tiny spec on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater together with 30,000 large mammals

    Each wildlife safari has its own magic to it.  You never see the same scene twice.  In this episode Bob asks Greg to share an example of a memorable safari he has been on. They end up on safari on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, patiently watching lions hunt a notoriously ferocious beast known as the "widowmaker."   Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries in the world.  It was once a massive volcano which may have been even bigger than Kilimanjaro.  On the floor of this largest intact caldera in the world live nearly 30,000 large mammals.  Let's journey together to meet a few of them on this episode. 


     

    • 20 min
    Episode 20: A Switch of Fate in Kuwait: a conversation with Maan Alyagout (Part 2)

    Episode 20: A Switch of Fate in Kuwait: a conversation with Maan Alyagout (Part 2)

    In this episode we continue our discussion with Maan Alyagout.  Maan describes how he was able to escape from Kuwait during the invasion by Iraq in 1990 into Saudi Arabia. A great storyteller, Maan continues to describe his journey that led him from the deserts of Arabia to the redwood forests of Northern California.  Using his wits and diplomatic savvy, Maan escapes with his life with dreams of returning to Humboldt County, where we speak with him today. 

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    • 23 min
    Episode 19: A Shift of Fate in Kuwait - a conversation with Maan Alyagout: Part 1

    Episode 19: A Shift of Fate in Kuwait - a conversation with Maan Alyagout: Part 1

    Our interview with Maan Alyagout takes us on a journey from the deserts of Kuwait, to the redwood forests of Humboldt County California, and back again. A great calamity befell the Kuwaiti people in 1990.  The invasion of Kuwait ensues and Maan finds himself in the middle of the morass. Using his wits and diplomatic savvy, Maan escapes with his life with dreams of returning to the redwood forests of Humboldt County California - where we speak with him today. 


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    • 28 min
    Episode 18: How to Be a Digital Nomad: Debbie Arcangeles, Creator of The Offbeat Life

    Episode 18: How to Be a Digital Nomad: Debbie Arcangeles, Creator of The Offbeat Life

    Today, we have a very special guest. Debbie Archangels is the host of The Offbeat Life. A podcast where she interviews travelers who ditched their 9-5 to become remote entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Debbie is also the founder of Howtocreateapodcast.com, a podcast consulting agency where she helps serious podcasters gain authority and income through their show.

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    • 38 min
    Episode 17: Surreal animal sightings on safari: David and Ronah return to the podcast

    Episode 17: Surreal animal sightings on safari: David and Ronah return to the podcast

    On this episode we welcome back two special guests, David and Ronah Saunders.  David and Ronah share with us just a few of their favorite stories in the wild.  Ronah describes coming across a den of baby hyenas (she really wanted to bring one back home!). David recounts one of their most exciting safari experiences in Maasai Mara where smart wildebeest calf runs directly to their safari vehicle attempting to avoid almost certain death from a coalition of cheetahs surrounding it.  The tension builds and the fate of the wildebeest hangs by a thread. There are more stories too! 
    Learn more about David and Ronah's work in Africa at  rrop.org
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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73 Ratings

73 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.

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