32 episodes

The Sweaty Traveler Podcast is hosted my Mack, a 20 something female solo traveler. Tired of the picture-perfect Instagram travel photos? Want to know more about the real and raw sides of travel? You've come to the right place. She doesn't know everything and she hasn't been everywhere but Mack brings you, guests, who have traveled the world and ran into many mishaps along the way. They make travel mistakes so you don't have to. So hit play, grab yourself a bowl of popcorn, and get ready to laugh while at getting some serious wanderlust. Ready? Let's get Sweaty...

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

The Sweaty Traveler Podcast is hosted my Mack, a 20 something female solo traveler. Tired of the picture-perfect Instagram travel photos? Want to know more about the real and raw sides of travel? You've come to the right place. She doesn't know everything and she hasn't been everywhere but Mack brings you, guests, who have traveled the world and ran into many mishaps along the way. They make travel mistakes so you don't have to. So hit play, grab yourself a bowl of popcorn, and get ready to laugh while at getting some serious wanderlust. Ready? Let's get Sweaty...

    You Willingly Got Back Into His Car? W/ Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson

    You Willingly Got Back Into His Car? W/ Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson

    WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!




    This week I welcome some very special people to the podcast. Please put your hands together for Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson from the World Wanderers Podcast! 


     


    Amanda and Ryan are dear friends that I met in Merida MX and I am so excited to have them here on the podcast.


    Today we talk dive into...


    Their travel journey as a couple

    What their family has to say about their lifestyle

    A messy shower situation in Mexico City

    Their car breaking down in Chiapas 

    Why they got back into a car with a crazy man and NO AC! 


    I loved being able to sit down and talk about their sweatiest moments on the road over the past 10 years and I hope you enjoy the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!


     


     Don't worry, we have a special intro from yours truly...


     


    I chat about my birthday plans and how I made $23 dollars at my sister's graduation party (because I know you're curious). I also remind you to PLEASE go leave a voicemail here with all of your sweaty stories so I can play them on the podcast! If you don't want to send a voicemail feel free to shoot an email over to Mack@thesweatytraveler@gmail.com and I will read them!


     


    Want more of Amanda and Ryan? Follow them here


     


    Instagram: @theworldwandererspodcast


    Spotify: @theworldwandererspodcast


    Website: @theworldwanderers


     


    It would also be super duper cool if you would go leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts and take a screenshot of you listening and share with a friend.


     


    I appreciate all my sweaty people and can't wait to share more of my travels with you on Instagram @thesweatytraveler!


     


    Until next time... stay sweaty!


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    You Make Travel Backpacks for a Living? w/Co-Founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta

    You Make Travel Backpacks for a Living? w/Co-Founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta

    Welcome back to another episode of The Sweaty Traveler Podcast!


     


    This week I sit down with the co-founder and CEO of TORTUGA BACKPACKS, Fred Perrotta!


     


    If you don't know about Tortuga, they are an awesome travel company that helps travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checking luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks!


     


    From their packing cubes to their carry-on backpacks, they create incredible quality products that make traveling a little bit easier. 


     


    Today on the podcast we talk about...


     


    Fred's first backpacking trip 

    Why Fred wanted to create his own travel backpack

    What it is ACTUALLY like to run a remote company

    Tips for productive remote work

    What it was like to visit Tortuga's manufacturers in other countries


    and of course... all Fred's Sweaty Travel stories!


     


    I will also catch you up on life in Ohio and we play our very first Sweaty Traveler voicemail from the one and only... well.. my mom. 


     


    Are you ready? Let's Get Sweaty!


     


    Learn more about Tortuga Backpacks Here


    Follow @TortguaBackpacks on Instagram


    Learn more about Fred


     


    Like this episode but want more? Check out these episodes!


     


    You Travel With An Espresso Machine?


    You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic?


     


    Want to leave your own Sweaty Voicemail? Click here!


    Follow the @Sweatytraveler on Instagram


    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcast!


     


     

    • 54 min
    You Travel With An Espresso Machine? W/ Anna Faustino

    You Travel With An Espresso Machine? W/ Anna Faustino

    WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!


     


    In today's episode of The Sweaty Traveler, we welcome ANNA FAUSTINO who is currently in Nicaragua but never really stays in one place for too long. I met this beautiful human while living in Merida Mexico and now I feel like I have gained another lifelong friend. I know you're going to love this episode!


     


    Anna is a travel blogger who teaches other bloggers how to make a profit from their passions. She is the co-founder of Adventure in You, she's been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, and many many more! 


     


    Today we talk about...


     


    How Anna met her long-term boyfriend while backpacking 

    A tuk-tuk adventure, very similar to a miniature version of The Amazing Race

    Why she and her BF travel with an ENTIRE espresso machine (Sweaty Traveler Approved)

    How she made a career and lifestyle out of traveling 


    and of course, all her sweaty travel moments in between. 


     


    You'll also get an update on why I got banned (YES BANNED) from TikTok and a general Mack life update. Don't forget to leave a sweaty travel story in our NEW VOICEMAIL INBOX HERE and I will play it on the pod!


     


    I hope you love this episode as much as I loved recording it. If you want more of Anna, here is where you can find her...


     


     


    Instagram: @itsannafaustino


    Blog: Adventure in You


    Blogging Course: Blogging Fastlane


     


    Want more of the Sweaty Traveler? Check out these episodes!


     


    You Were Chased Out of an Ikea? With KT and Jordan from On Arrival Podcast


    You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? 


    You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security? 


     


    Don't forget to follow The Sweaty Traveler on Instagram


    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts (PLEASE) and share with a friend! 


     


    Until next time, stay sweaty!

    • 40 min
    You Were Chased Out Of An Ikea? With Jordan and KT Morgan From On Arrival!

    You Were Chased Out Of An Ikea? With Jordan and KT Morgan From On Arrival!

    WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!


     


    In today's episode, I catch you up on life back in the US and walk you through my lost air conditioner (HINT: someone stole it). 


     


    I am excited to have two incredible guests join me to chat about everything travel. From living in Russia during a global pandemic to traveling as a couple and their favorite places to visit together.


     


    Jordan and KT walk us through what Russia is really like, what it's been like to live in seven different countries, and a true James Bond experience they encountered while trying to buy Christmas ornaments at an Ikea. 


     


    If you loved today's episode, you're in luck! Jordan and KT are launching their BRAND NEW PODCAST TOMORROW! Be sure to follow @onarrivaltravel on all social media platforms and subscribe to their new podcast anywhere you're listening to this podcast right now!


     


    And this week instead of leaving a review for The Sweaty Traveler be sure to head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review for On Arrival. Support fellow travelers and be sure to leave five stars and a great rating (don't forget to subscribe)!


     


    Thank you for listening and until next time... STAY SWEATY!


     


    Want to share your sweaty story on the podcast? Email Mack@thesweatytraveler.com or leave an actual voicemail here.


     


    Follow @thesweatytraveler on Instagram and be on the lookout for the new Sweaty Traveler website coming soon!


     


     

    • 59 min
    They Thought Your Passport Was Fake? W/ Jessica Kapusta

    They Thought Your Passport Was Fake? W/ Jessica Kapusta

    On this week's episode, we have none other than Jessica Kapusta. Our very first repeat guest!


     


    I wanted to have Jessica back on the podcast to have a very important conversation. I wanted to discuss the experience of traveling as a person of color.


     


    I, as a white woman, can say I travel with a certain level of privilege I honestly wasn't even aware of. It's not Jessica's job to educate us on what it's like to travel as a black woman but we both know how important it is to have these conversations. In the episode about sharing your experience so others know they aren't alone and showcasing how travel can be different for everyone.


     


    I am by no means perfect and this is not the end of conversations like these, but the beginning. It's important for me to keep educating myself on these topics and grow as a person and it's my hope that our conversation today can do that for all of you. 


     


    I'll let the episode speak for itself and have Jessica take it from here! 


     


    Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessica_cabbage


    and be sure to reach out to either of us to continue the conversation!


     


    Check out Jessica's Cookbook HERE.


    If you LOVE The Sweaty Traveler be sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts and hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode. Don't know what to leave for a review? I'll make it easy on you...


     


    COPY AND PASTE "I AM AND I LOVE SWEATY TRAVEL!"  and hit those 5 stars!


     


    Want to share your sweaty story? Send to mack@thesweatytraveler.com or DM me on Instagram @thesweatytraveler. Don't forget to follow and creep on my stay in Merida Mexico!


     

    • 45 min
    You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? W/ Giulio Gallarotti

    You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? W/ Giulio Gallarotti

    On this week's episode of The Sweaty Traveler Podcast, we have none other than comedian, actor, podcast host, and sweaty traveler, GIULIO GALLAROTTI!


     


    Giulio understands "sweaty travel" and gives us his best stories including forgetting to tell his girlfriend about his trip to the Dominican Republic, getting stuck in Russian "travel jail" (my words not his), hiking hungover in South Africa, and many many more. 


     


    In this episode we literally talk about EVERYTHING travel, we chat about...


    The difference between vacation, urban travel, and adventure travel

    Russian Visas

    Solo traveler personality types (wildcards, shy guys, the chatty Kathy)

    Giulio's experience living in Jordan and how he ended up there

    What counts as visiting a country (HINT: airports don't count)

    His road trip throughout the US 

    Where to next???


    Are you ready? Let's Get Sweaty!


     


    This was such a fun episode and I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording. Be sure to check out Giulio's podcast(s) Pack Light and Oops and follow him on Instagram @notjulio


     


    If you LOVE The Sweaty Traveler be sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts and hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode. Don't know what to leave for a review? I'll make it easy on you...


     


    COPY AND PASTE "I AM AND I LOVE SWEATY TRAVEL!"  and hit those 5 stars!


     


    Want to share your sweaty story? Send to mack@thesweatytraveler.com or DM me on Instagram @thesweatytraveler. Don't forget to follow and creep on my stay in Merida Mexico!


     


     


     


     

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

buffboyblake ,

Love getting sweaty

Love this podcast. Host is amazing. Funny and entertaining. Mackenzie is a real treat

Chelwhite ,

Entertaining & Educating

I’ve been trying to find some interesting travel podcasts lately and I keep running into really boring hosts who info dump. Then I found Mack. So real. So entertaining. Feeds my love for travel. Educates on places I’ve never been but want to go. She’s great. This podcast is great! So glad I stumbled on it!

balchbaby122 ,

10/10

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PODCAST. Mack’s podcast the sweaty traveler is my go to podcast 💓