30 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 • 110 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 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
    You Can't Flush Toilet Paper? 10 Things to Know About Merida Mexico Before Visiting

    You Can't Flush Toilet Paper? 10 Things to Know About Merida Mexico Before Visiting

    On this episode of The Sweaty Traveler, I talk about the 10 things you should know before visiting Merida Mexico! 


     


    Merida is a beautiful place filled with color, amazing people, good coffee shops, and even better food! If you are a human being who enjoys fun, Merida is the place for you! 


     


    I walk you through all the things you should know before visiting. The good, the bad, and of course, the sweaty. 


     


    I hope you enjoy this episode of Mack in Mexico and come back for more as I spend the next month here sweating more than I ever have before (it's very hot). 


     


    Are ya ready? Let's Get Sweaty!


     


    Love the episode today? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts and hit the Subscribe button so you never miss an episode. 


     


    Don't know what to say in the review? Just say "I LOVE GETTING SWEATY." I will know what ya mean. 


     


    Want more? Follow @thesweatytraveler on Instagram!


     


    Until next time... STAY SWEATY!


     


    Episodes you may love:


    You Spent Christmas in an Israeli Hospital?


    You Rented a Toga in Greece?


    They Wouldn't Let You in Boliva?


     

    • 20 min
    You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security?

    You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security?

    Today we're back for a very special episode where The Sweaty Traveler Family takes you through the top 10 things to do in the Florida Keys!


    I don't even have words for this episode... Momica is back and steals the spotlight once again. If you didn't listen to the first family episode listen here first. 


    Back in December, we took a very sweaty girls' trip down to the FL Keys I took my microphone and the rest is history. Is the audio great? No. Did we record it on the side of the highway? 100% yes. 


    The trip started with troubles in airport security and ended with a fight over where we wanted to get dinner. You'll have to listen for in-between! 


    Basically, this episode is me trying to explain our trip and my mom interrupting. If you hate organization and reason this episode might be the one for you! 


     


    Are ya ready? Let's Get Sweaty!


     


    Love this episode? Take a picture of you listening throw it up on IG and tag @thesweatytraveler! 


    Want more? Check out these episodes!


    Your Air BnB Was Broken Into?


    You Cry in Airports?


    You Had Drinks with an Escaped Convict?


    Not following along on Instagram. HA! Whatcha doing? Head on over and give me a follow! @thesweatytraveler


    Today's Sponsor @SpritzTea use the code SWEATYSPRITZ for 10% off and Spritz Swag! Take a peek here!


    If you love the Sweaty Traveler I would love if you would take 2 mins out of your day, head over to Apple Podcast, and leave a review! It means the world to me and means more people can tag along for our sweaty stories!


     


     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Pamma15 ,

Pure Sweaty Gold!

Who knew funny and sweaty would be the perfect combination?! Mack is great at giving you the real deal of traveling. You always see the glamorous side of travel but not many are willing to disclose what really happens when the cameras aren’t on. I love how she holds nothing back and no topic is off limits. Keep bringing those sweaty stories and I’ll keep coming back to listen. Cheers!

rhitetstone ,

Here for the laughs and relatable stories!

I listen to this podcast when I’m looking for information about travel but also want to have some fun while listening! It is really satisfying how wholly and effortlessly Mack provides that in each podcast. Each episode leaves me with a little wanderlust and some belly laughs. I adore this podcast, and whenever I see there is a new episode, I’m sure to tune in!

Toriflux48 ,

Love it!

I binged this podcast while on a road trip to Arkansas and back! I started from the first ever episode and then finally caught up with this recent one. Mac is awesome and has super interesting travel stories and guests! The stories on these podcasts are exactly the kind that get me excited about travel. I know it’s weird but sometimes you almost want the sweatiness in travel because if everything went “perfect” there’d be no crazy stories to tell! Thank you Mac!

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