16 episodes

I want you to think back … way back … to a time when we could get on planes. Before we all lived life on Zoom calls in sweatpants, back when we could see a friend, or a barista or even a stranger smile with more than just their eyes. Back then, what seems like a lifetime ago … we could travel.

If flight bans and closed borders are giving you a bad case of … call it continent fever, there aren’t many options. If you are like me, you might find yourself idly putting far-flung airport codes into Google Flights when you can’t sleep. Wherever it is, you know you can’t go there anymore, but it feels better to pretend.

For years before the life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, I had been traveling around the globe, never suspecting the clock was counting down on a golden age of wanderlust. Then, COVID came and I found myself stuck in the one place I never thought I would be.

During the long days of quarantine, I started sorting through the memories, and a broader picture emerged. Some names have been changed, but every story you will hear is true. Each episode of this podcast is a tiny fragment of the world we used to have, and hopefull y will have again someday soon. Until that day, enjoy these stories from around the globe.

Welcome to Stand By for Paradise.

Stand By For Paradise Jason Fleming

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

I want you to think back … way back … to a time when we could get on planes. Before we all lived life on Zoom calls in sweatpants, back when we could see a friend, or a barista or even a stranger smile with more than just their eyes. Back then, what seems like a lifetime ago … we could travel.

If flight bans and closed borders are giving you a bad case of … call it continent fever, there aren’t many options. If you are like me, you might find yourself idly putting far-flung airport codes into Google Flights when you can’t sleep. Wherever it is, you know you can’t go there anymore, but it feels better to pretend.

For years before the life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, I had been traveling around the globe, never suspecting the clock was counting down on a golden age of wanderlust. Then, COVID came and I found myself stuck in the one place I never thought I would be.

During the long days of quarantine, I started sorting through the memories, and a broader picture emerged. Some names have been changed, but every story you will hear is true. Each episode of this podcast is a tiny fragment of the world we used to have, and hopefull y will have again someday soon. Until that day, enjoy these stories from around the globe.

Welcome to Stand By for Paradise.

    A New Look in Italy

    A New Look in Italy

    A New Look …
    I don't know when I lost my glasses, but I know they notice of their departure worked its way to the front of my brain as we taxied away from the airport in San Francisco

    • 9 min
    A Café in Florence

    A Café in Florence

    Florence
    Sometimes when you are abroad, you run into points of connection in unexpected ways.

    • 7 min
    At Home Abroad

    At Home Abroad

    At Home Abroad
    Finding a place where you feel at home in the strangest places in the world can teach you a few things about how life itself works.

    • 12 min
    The Fuel Stop

    The Fuel Stop

    The Fuel Stop
    Sometimes, what happens on the way to your destination teaches you more than you expect … even if all you learn is how much you don't know.

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    • 10 min
    One Week In Africa

    One Week In Africa

    One week in Africa can be filled with surprises of all kinds.

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    • 12 min
    The Adoption Express

    The Adoption Express

    Helping to stop global poverty is necessary, but what it looks like on the ground, or in the air, can be different than you expect.

    The full text of this, and every other, episode is available at standbyforparadise.com.

    If you are enjoying SB4P, please share it with someone! You can also support this independent, ad-free podcast on Patreon.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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Solid Rock Realty ,

Travel Inspirations!

A very unique and intriguing story side of travel that keeps me tuned in. I think we forget about the small details of travel that makes the entire experience. This definitely motivates me to go buy another plane ticket to a new destination!