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Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind to travel the world? If yes, this is precisely how Matt and Nikki Javit felt before packing their backpacks to leave the United States in February of 2017. They both think that their mid-career retirement will become more common as people pause their hectic lives to seek more from experiences. Both have been featured on podcasts and blogs around the world and Matt has been called the Anthony Bourdain of Barber Shops based on his series World Barber Shop Adventures. Listen in as they share their stories, travel tips, money-saving hacks, and answer your questions in this entertaining podcast recorded from around the world.

Passport Joy Travel Talk Matt and Nikki Javit

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8, 64 Ratings

Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind to travel the world? If yes, this is precisely how Matt and Nikki Javit felt before packing their backpacks to leave the United States in February of 2017. They both think that their mid-career retirement will become more common as people pause their hectic lives to seek more from experiences. Both have been featured on podcasts and blogs around the world and Matt has been called the Anthony Bourdain of Barber Shops based on his series World Barber Shop Adventures. Listen in as they share their stories, travel tips, money-saving hacks, and answer your questions in this entertaining podcast recorded from around the world.

    88: Cathleen Merkel Interview (Legendary Leaders)

    88: Cathleen Merkel Interview (Legendary Leaders)

    Cathleen Merkel aims to inspire her audience to take charge and create a fulfilling career and personal life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. I was recently interviewed on her podcast and it was a fun and energizing conversation so I wanted to share it with my audience.

    • 43 min
    87: Convos (Panama, Philippines) during the Crisis

    87: Convos (Panama, Philippines) during the Crisis

    During this series of discussions, I am catching up with a wide range of friends from around the world to see how the current crisis is affecting them and their hometowns. In this episode, I catch up with Expat Financial Strategist Mikkel Thorup who is currently in Panama and a podcast engineer expert, Dave, in the Philippines.

    • 54 min
    86: Convos (Dublin, Italy, Tokyo) during the Crisis

    86: Convos (Dublin, Italy, Tokyo) during the Crisis

    During this series of discussions, I am catching up with a wide range of friends from around the world to see how the current crisis is affecting them and their hometowns. In this episode, I catch up with a travel buddy that lives in Dublin, Ireland, a professor in Central Italy, and an inspiring traveler in Tokyo, Japan.

    • 47 min
    85: Convos (Kolkata, Athens, South Africa) during the Crisis

    85: Convos (Kolkata, Athens, South Africa) during the Crisis

    During this series of discussions, I am catching up with a wide range of friends from around the world to see how the current crisis is affecting them and their hometowns. In this episode, I catch up with a law student in Kolkata, India, a good family friend in Athens, Greece, and an angel of a host from our month in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

    • 46 min
    84: Convos during COVID (Ecuador, Singapore, Romania)

    84: Convos during COVID (Ecuador, Singapore, Romania)

    During this series of discussions, I am catching up with a wide range of friends from around the world to see how the current crisis is affecting them and their hometowns. In this episode, I catch up with one of the stars from Narcos Season 3, Andres Crespo, from Guayaquil, Ecuador, a friend I met at a business networking event in Singapore, and the host of The Gratitude Podcast, Georgian Benta from Romania.

    • 55 min
    83: Wet Markets + Virus Thoughts (Where to Get Stuck)

    83: Wet Markets + Virus Thoughts (Where to Get Stuck)

    With all of the uncertainty in the travel world, I wanted to discuss wet markets, the impact on prices, and my top places to be stuck in a pandemic. In an attempt to educate and find a lighter side in these troubling times, I hope you enjoy this episode while you continue to make those travel plans in the future.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Garella7 ,

Travel Dreams

If dreams of travel are getting you through the day right now, this is your Podcast. Scroll through to see if Matt & Nikki have been to your dream destination and enjoy the trip. Plus the last 3 episodes have been very helpful to hear global perspectives of the Pandemic. Thanks neighbors!

puppyluv3 ,

Go travel🧳✈️

It’s like being on vacation when listening to the passport joy podcast. My wife and I have traveled to a lot of countries and listening to this takes us back to that moment in time😬

kris-indy ,

Fun and informative

These two are out there living their best lives and brining their listeners along for the ride. It’s a fun listen and I always come away with something I didn’t know before.

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