19 episodes

Captain Dan Blanchard weaves together narrative stories about his time on the sea, supporting sustainable travel, industry news, travel tips, and real conversations about creating adventure at any age. This is a place for a community of nature lovers, intrepid travelers, and industry experts sharing their love of this fascinating planet. This is a place to fill your heart and your head with travels in nature, hear interviews with people around the world and the movement behind Dan creating his own high-end travel company.

No Ordinary Adventure No Ordinary Adventure by UnCruise Adventures

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Captain Dan Blanchard weaves together narrative stories about his time on the sea, supporting sustainable travel, industry news, travel tips, and real conversations about creating adventure at any age. This is a place for a community of nature lovers, intrepid travelers, and industry experts sharing their love of this fascinating planet. This is a place to fill your heart and your head with travels in nature, hear interviews with people around the world and the movement behind Dan creating his own high-end travel company.

    Spark a Rebellion by Finding Your Why in Travel with Ryan Hodgson

    Spark a Rebellion by Finding Your Why in Travel with Ryan Hodgson

    In this end-of-summer episode, Captain Dan catches up with a local Seattleite, Ryan Hodgson originally from the opposite side of the world in Perth, Australia. That's right, another adventure-loving Aussie on the roster! Ryan offers in-depth and motivational input on creating your why. Listen and learn about launching a transformative business to solo, group, family, and business travel and inspiring others to travel with passion and purpose.  We dive into overlapping stories, chances, and choosing fearless freedom throughout the various stages of life.

    Whether your next stop is starting a new venture or logging your 100th nomadic exploration, there's nothing like a well-told travel story and motivation to explore the world. If you've ever fantasized about changing up your 9-5 or enjoy hearing behind-the-scenes, boots-on-the-ground real talk, you'll probably want to listen to this podcast. Get out there and hit up some of those less touristy spaces following our UnTourism-themed values and explore what your why is! 

    Connect with Ryan In the US at: https://ryanintheus.com/
    Connect with Rysing Tide at: https://www.rysingtide.co/
    See Ryan with UnCruise Adventures at: https://ryanintheus.com/category/influencer-work/

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 37 min
    Special Episode: The Thrill of Wine Tasting on the Rivers

    Special Episode: The Thrill of Wine Tasting on the Rivers

    In this extended episode, Captain Dan chats with experienced sommelier Julie Brigham, a self-proclaimed wine nerd (and UnCruise Adventures crewmember), and Dunham Cellars Communications Manager, Breanna Maiuri as they sip and share about all things wine. Hear Captain Dan's first homemade wine-making experience at the age of 14. More wine inspiration from around the world, and the fantastic wines in our own backyard of Washington and Oregon states.

    Get comfortable, grab your own choice of wine, and let's recount childhood travel memories and how they connect to the olfactory senses in our brains and discerning wine flavors. We unfold the history of Dunham Cellars, the Columbia and Snake Rivers, and what you can expect when you journey with UnCruise on the Rivers of Adventure and Wine. Following a long tradition of storytelling in our episodes, we also dive into what to look for in wines, how they are aged, how to choose your favorites and other tasty vignettes and anecdotes throughout the interview. Come along for the No Ordinary Adventure!

    Connect with Dunham Cellars at: https://www.dunhamcellars.com/
    Order wine and join the wine club: https://www.dunhamcellars.com/Our-Wines
    Guests will visit Dunham Cellars on their 7-night adventure with UnCruise Adventures: https://uncruise.com/pages/rivers-of-adventure-and-wine-7-nights

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 35 min
    From Armchair Traveler to Travel with Meaning. The Man Behind TWM Podcast

    From Armchair Traveler to Travel with Meaning. The Man Behind TWM Podcast

    Fresh out of another great adventure in the Sea of Cortez exploring all things wild with UnCruise, Mike Schibel, the founder of the Travel with Meaning Podcast shares some of his encounters with Captain Dan. From a career in Hollywood entertainment to authentic travel storytelling, Mike has created a space for travelers from all walks of life to share dreamy encounters from around the world. His enthusiasm for travel and building community sparked the idea to launch the Travel With Meaning platform now in its fifth season with an organically grown community. A motivating and moving discussion hits on everything from the pillars of travel, to the "new ROIII", yes, three I's, and what's next on their list!

    Captain Dan and Mike share their passion for entrepreneurship and the undertaking of building brands and epic adventures. Discover some behind-the-scenes stories, how to design more meaningful getaways, raise awareness of the need for sustainable and authentic travel, and reminders of how to slow down in the mega world around us. Plus a chance to share your own story with Mike to possibly be featured on the TWM podcast. Stay tuned, subscribe and listen anywhere, anytime!

    Share your story with Mike and his team https://www.travelwithmeaning.com/about-5
    Find more at TravelWithMeaning.com : https://www.travelwithmeaning.com/home
    Meet the team: https://www.travelwithmeaning.com/who-we-are

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 30 min
    Best Travel Stories & Tips According to An Expert Travel Advisor

    Best Travel Stories & Tips According to An Expert Travel Advisor

    After two years of closed borders, you can imagine there are a lot of excited Aussies ready to explore the world again. And it's fair to say that the rest of the world has missed their Aussies too! So, it's a perfect time to speak to one of our friends on the other side of the world. Today we are excited to speak with, Craig Bowen, a veteran travel advisor and owner of Cruise Traveller. He boasts over 35 years of experience in the industry and is a small ship expert. Dan and Craig dive into what it's been like for small businesses during a travel lockdown, how business is rebounding, some behind-the-scenes stories, and where they want to travel next. It's time to get excited about travel again and talk about how it can make a positive impact. Listen in to more tips and travel stories on today's episode!

    Speak with Craig or his expert advisors: 1 800 507 777
    Find more at: https://www.cruisetraveller.com.au/
    Meet the team: https://www.cruisetraveller.com.au/meet-our-team/

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 33 min
    Malama Hawaii. Talking Regenerative Travel with Cultural Representative Kainoa Daines

    Malama Hawaii. Talking Regenerative Travel with Cultural Representative Kainoa Daines

    Kainoa Daines is bringing Aloha to the people through his work as the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau as Director of Culture and Product Development. In this episode listen in as he shares Hawaii's experience during no tourism in the height of COVID, re-setting the dial on nature, responsible tourism and new developments with the Malama Hawaii volunteer program. In this episode Captain Dan 'talks story' sharing experiences from both sides about travel, connection, safety, conservation and the Hawaiian culture. Move over boring, here comes adventure and culture

    With the new Malama program, several organizations offer opportunities for visitors to pay it forward, like beach clean-ups, native tree planting, and more. Engage in some of our volunteer opportunities below, and in exchange, experience Hawaii on a much deeper and connected level. Through the Malama Hawaii Program, you could qualify for a special discount or even a free night from a participating hotel when participating in its dedicated volunteer activity. Don't miss out on this episode, giving back and getting back your Aloha!

    More at visit Hawaii on Malama:  https://www.gohawaii.com/malama
    Hawaii Visitors Bureau website: https://www.hvcb.org/
    Voluntourism opportunities supported by Hawaii's Visitors Bureau: https://www.gohawaii.com/malama#asset-aid-12186
    Recommended reads: Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Liliuakalani
    Connect with Kainoa Daines on Instagram

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 41 min
    Travel Stokes with the World's Number One Bucket List Expert

    Travel Stokes with the World's Number One Bucket List Expert

    For those who love to travel, now feels like a time to get out there more than ever before! There is no magic bullet to when normal will be "normal" but we can talk plenty of travel stokes in the meantime with two adventurers who've been around the world. In this latest episode, Captain Dan talks with Trave Bell, a guy who's made a lifestyle out of a little blue book of travel wish lists! From Juneau to Melbourne the man who is known worldwide as THE Bucket List Guy shares his humor, insights, engaging stories, and truly unique way of travel all distilled into a 30-minute podcast. Trav Bell is an author, podcaster, CEO, travel coach, amateur DJ, and uplifting adventurer. He has plenty of humor and stories to share.  His goal? Making your bucket list happen now and throughout any stage of the pandemic, even in your own town.

    We dive into travel, adventure, and the intersection of finding happiness through accomplishing all things small to big.  If you're looking for great travel inspiration and the tools to do it right, this is a no-brainer listen. Stay safe and get outside. We will see you on board!

    Follow Trav Bell, The Bucket List Guy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bucketlistguy.travbell/
    Find more at TheBucketListGuy.com
    Get his book (hand-signed) at: https://www.thebucketlistguy.com/book/
    Listen to his podcast: https://www.thebucketlistguy.com/podcast/
    Become a Bucket List Coach:  https://www.bucketlistcoach.com/
    What Trav is reading now:  Mindset, Carol Dwick Ph.D

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
    YouTube: UnCruise Adventures
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/
    Enter to win a cruise for two on the UnCruise Adventures website: Enter Now
    Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.com
    Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com

    Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

R Saez ,

Love Uncruise!

Dan delivers great interviews and Uncruise also offers fantastic trips. This show is one of my top 10 listens.

KimHofLaw ,

Uncruise is the best!

Listen as Dan Blanchard takes you around the world to adventures in a small cruise boat.

Mark Cotton ,

A Podcast Adventure

One of the highlights of the first Uncruise Adventure my wife and I booked was when the ship was visited by “Captain Dan” Blanchard, the CEO of Uncruise Adventures. Those who have met Blanchard and experienced his unbridled enthusiasm for outdoor travel and the wilderness of Alaska and the other parts of the world where Uncruise operates will enjoy this podcast. And, even if you haven’t personally met Captain Dan you will find the interviews he offers in this series fascinating and well worth your time. The guests are all involved in the travel industry and provide interesting insights for travelers and industry professionals alike.

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