14 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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.

    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

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    Enter to win a cruise for two on the UnCruise Adventures website: Enter Now
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    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
    Under the Surface with Ocean Filmmaker Mimi DeGruy and Her New Movie

    Under the Surface with Ocean Filmmaker Mimi DeGruy and Her New Movie

    Ever dreamed of being a National Geographic nature filmmaker? Captain Dan talks one on one with long-time filmmaker and creator of Diving Deep, Mimi DeGruy. An extraordinary and breathtaking movie that highlights our oceans, our connection to them, and the need for ongoing sustainability around our oceans. The movie chronicles the exciting life of her late husband Mike DeGruy, his passion for the seas, and their life of filmmaking together. She shares stories about being cornered by sharks, shark bites, capturing flowing lava, and many other stories of her growth and documentation of our oceans! Tune in for more No Ordinary stories with Captain Dan and celebrate World Oceans Day with this podcast!

    Watch Deep Dive The Movie on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Diving-Deep-Life-Times-deGruy/dp/B08QN9RCK7
    Follow Mimi DeGruy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mimiarmstrongdegruy/?hl=en
    Find more at DeepDiveTheMovie.com
    Support World Ocean Day  WorldOceansDay.org

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.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

    • 32 min
    Eyes for Cruising with Worldwide Travel Photographers Merrill Images

    Eyes for Cruising with Worldwide Travel Photographers Merrill Images

    Ever felt the call of the wild and wanted to capture iconic travel images like the pros? Hear from professional travel photographers John and Lisa Merrill on their experiences from growing from amateur to pro, with a lot of adventure along the way. Listen in for tips and tricks for everything from DSLR cameras to iPhones and how to combine your unique view of the world with stunning images. Merrill Images is celebrating 25 years in business this year. They share how they've made it work, and how a change in the world allowed them to learn even more ways to create images and connect with photographers around the world. 

    In this episode, Captain Dan reconnects with the passion of capturing an image and the importance of conversation in photography where ever you are traveling. This is a great source for travel photography with plenty of travel adventures to share. Listen in on stories from small boat cruising, to overseas biking stories and mistaking a whale for a bear.  Captain Dan continues to weave his stories and share his knowledge of the world through conversations with diverse people. Join us!

    Follow Merrill Images and view full image galleries online. 
    Find more at MerrillImages.com
    Join a photo workshop In Person, On Zoom, or In Person
    Follow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/MerrillImages/
    Connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/merrillimages

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.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
    An American Overseas in a Pandemic - Bite Size Stories with Writer Todra Payne

    An American Overseas in a Pandemic - Bite Size Stories with Writer Todra Payne

    Dan joins international travel writer and slow traveler from the other side of the world for a chat about creating personal growth and healing through travel and international experiences. If you are a traveler at heart, you'll love this fun bite-size travel story conversation.  Find out how to unplug, and unpack in countries around the world for your own slow travel experience from coach Todra Payne and discover sublime experiences by following your travel dreams. Todra goes from celebrity make-up artist in Los Angeles to traveling the world as a working professional, coach, writer, and house-sitter, with a full-time job in travel. If you’re looking to travel and explore life in unconventional ways, check out this episode and connect with Todra online.

    In this episode, we hear the tools of how to support your travels starting out, and what it's like traveling as a woman, female of color, and an American overseas during a worldwide pandemic. 

    Join her online courses and coaching to learn to manifest your dreams and travel.  
    Find more at TravelLiveBreathe.com
    Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/todrapayne/
    Connect with her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/travellivebreathe1/

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Find more at 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/noordinaryadventur

    • 30 min
    Travel Talk - 25 Years of Adventure in Review with Lifelong Friends

    Travel Talk - 25 Years of Adventure in Review with Lifelong Friends

    In this episode, Dan takes us back to the early days of creating an adventure brand, and how important connection, family, friends, and nature has been in his life.  He's joined by six seasoned adventure travelers,  who have also traveled aboard the small adventure boats of UnCruise Adventures. They take a trip down memory lane sharing top travel stories and how they seek adventure while recognizing what the new normal of travel will be in 2021 and beyond.  Where do you imagine yourself traveling? We hope you are truly inspired to seek adventure and connection in the wild places of the world.

    A big thank you to our special panel of guests! 

    Find Spring travel specials at: https://uncruise.com/pages/our-specials

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Find more at 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/noordinaryadventur

    • 50 min
    Getting 'Rooted' in Regenerative Travel with JoAnna Haugen

    Getting 'Rooted' in Regenerative Travel with JoAnna Haugen

    JoAnna Haugen has spent decades working in travel around the world as a writer and editor with magazines and adventure brands. She finds her space at the intersection of sustainable travel, environmental conservation, and community-based advocacy efforts. In this episode, Captain Dan dives into the inspiration behind her life in travel, running her own business, initiatives on regenerative travel, and how to become a conscious slow traveler who contributes to the communities around them.

    We look at how we can continue to explore our own backyards, and stay safe in the return to travel and learn ways to create our own travel-related businesses.   

    Find more at RootedStorytelling.com
    Contact or book JoAnna at joanna@joannahaugen.com
    Join her online courses at https://rootedstorytelling.com/courses/
    Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rootedstorytelling/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/joanna_haugen?lang=en

    Support the climate emergency by joining Tourism Declares, a community for resources and support: https://www.tourismdeclares.com/
    Interested in responsible consumer-facing content? Get to know Impact Travel Alliance: https://www.impacttravelalliance.org/

    Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruise
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruise
    Find more at 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/noordinaryadventur

     

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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