137 episodes

Learn how you can become your own Travel Agent with insight provided by travel authors, tour guides, adventurers, and digital nomads! Each week The Travelers Blueprint Podcast hosts’ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley interview travel enthusiasts from around the world in order to gain knowledge on all aspects of travel. From hacking the airline point system to planning hiking adventures across Antarctica, you will hear from the men and women who have scoured the planet in search of the interesting, insightful, bold, and practical.

Monday: you can expect a new podcast where Bob and Elliot sit down with an individual travel expert. Every conversation is a deep dive into that person’s area of travel expertise!

First Mondays: of every month is the TTB Travel Bites episode where the previous month’s travel news, adventure stories, and travel planning updates are broken down and discussed!

Last Fridays: of every month you will get to hear from a meticulously selected panel of 6 individual travel experts. This is where we discuss hot and trending travel topics with diverse opinions! Topics generally revolve around issues in the travel industry associated with budgeting, race, gender, planning, conservation, and safety.

You can also learn how to become your own Travel Agent with video courses (Become Your Own Travel Agent Video Tutorial Course), one on one live video classes (Become Your Own Travel Agent Master Course) or be provided with a detail oriented full travel itinerary created by us (The Travelers Blueprint Master Itinerary).

Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: The Travelers Blueprint Community

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The Travelers Blueprin‪t‬ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Learn how you can become your own Travel Agent with insight provided by travel authors, tour guides, adventurers, and digital nomads! Each week The Travelers Blueprint Podcast hosts’ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley interview travel enthusiasts from around the world in order to gain knowledge on all aspects of travel. From hacking the airline point system to planning hiking adventures across Antarctica, you will hear from the men and women who have scoured the planet in search of the interesting, insightful, bold, and practical.

Monday: you can expect a new podcast where Bob and Elliot sit down with an individual travel expert. Every conversation is a deep dive into that person’s area of travel expertise!

First Mondays: of every month is the TTB Travel Bites episode where the previous month’s travel news, adventure stories, and travel planning updates are broken down and discussed!

Last Fridays: of every month you will get to hear from a meticulously selected panel of 6 individual travel experts. This is where we discuss hot and trending travel topics with diverse opinions! Topics generally revolve around issues in the travel industry associated with budgeting, race, gender, planning, conservation, and safety.

You can also learn how to become your own Travel Agent with video courses (Become Your Own Travel Agent Video Tutorial Course), one on one live video classes (Become Your Own Travel Agent Master Course) or be provided with a detail oriented full travel itinerary created by us (The Travelers Blueprint Master Itinerary).

Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: The Travelers Blueprint Community

Follow Us on Social Media: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    TTB 132: March Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

    TTB 132: March Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

    In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of March. We break down our favorite different news articles, including:
    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/27/world/suez-canal-stuck-ship (Scramble Against Time to Free Ship Stuck in Suez Canal)
    https://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/us-travel-calls-for-timeline-to-reopen-international-travel.html (US Travel Calls for Timeline To Reopen International Travel)
    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3126688/work-bali-beach-indonesia-plans-digital-nomad-visa-boost-its (Indonesia Digital Nomad Visa)
    https://thepointsguy.com/news/cdc-monitoring-nearly-two-dozen-in-us-for-ebola/ (Health officials monitoring dozens in US for Ebola)
    https://thepointsguy.com/news/airline-vouchers-credits-expire/ (Travelers are sitting on more than $10 billion in airline credits — here’s what do to do before they expire)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/travel/airlines-breeze-avelo-usa.html (Two New Airlines!)
    https://thepointsguy.com/guide/cdc-vaccine-card/ (3 things to know about your CDC vaccine card)
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/mind-blowing-travel-facts-you-thought-were-true/ss-BB1d9lKr#image=2 (Mind-blowing travel 'facts' you thought were true)


    Up This Month:


    Ray Blakney on creating a business that could allow you to become location independent
    Trevor Cole on African photography
    Travel Around Table on Becoming a Digital Nomad


    The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent!


    Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com
    FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at http://www.thetravelersblueprint@gmail.com (www.thetravelersblueprint.com)
    For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting (https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting)
    Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260677938112800 (The Travelers Blueprint Community)
    For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint (https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint)
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    • 31 min
    TTB 131: Travel Around Table on Cultural Appropriation

    TTB 131: Travel Around Table on Cultural Appropriation

    On this episode of the Travel Around Table, the group discusses some of the issues related to cultural appropriation and how we, as travelers, can become more educated on what it means to appropriate a culture. There was A LOT to unpack here, and I think we did a great job (thanks to our incredibly informed guests) of navigating a very complicated and polarizing topic. By the end of this conversation we had a much deeper understanding of the issue and were able to take away a few things we can do to move the needle in the right direction.
    Remember to check out our guests and the incredible travel information they provide!
    Matilda, Travel Influencer (@moonshyyne) https://mileswithmoonshyyne.ca/ (https://mileswithmoonshyyne.ca/)
    Ariel Rose, Travel and Social Media Coach (@im_arielrose) https://msha.ke/im_arielrose/ (https://msha.ke/im_arielrose/)
    Lu Colmenares of The Solo Female Travel Podcast (@lucolmenares_) https://anchor.fm/thesolofemaletraveler (https://anchor.fm/thesolofemaletraveler)
    Jeannette Ceja, Bilingual TV Host and Travel Journalist (@jetsetwithjeannette) https://www.jetsetwithjeannette.com/


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    TTB 130: Creating The Ultimate Travel Experience

    TTB 130: Creating The Ultimate Travel Experience

    TTB 130: Creating The Ultimate Travel Experience
    Carolene Méli is an Experience Strategist helping businesses create exceptional experiences for their employees and their guests through inspiring workshops, speaking and 1:1 consulting. She has spent the last 10 years on tour with Cirque du Soleil running front of house departments in 17 different countries and over 50 different cities worldwide. On top of this, she ran the entertainment department on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean and the Carribean, coached gymnastics in France and headed a luxury villa experience project in Portugal. Her love of travel and experiencing the world is highly influenced by her multicultural upbringing being born in New Zealand, growing up in Australia, having a Kiwi mother, French father, Spanish grandmother and a Maltese surname. Carolene is now a full-time traveller and has travelled to 41 countries thus far. She is currently based in Montenegro where she works remotely with clients from all over the world.
    Learn More About Our Guest:
    Website: http://www.carolenemeli.com (www.carolenemeli.com)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolenemeli (www.linkedin.com/in/carolenemeli)
    IG: http://www.instagram.com/carolenemeli (www.instagram.com/carolenemeli)
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ1_9G0nZnwrHjaS06rhTMA (www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ1_9G0nZnwrHjaS06rhTMA)


    The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent!


    Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com
    FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at http://www.thetravelersblueprint@gmail.com (www.thetravelersblueprint.com)
    For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting (https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting)
    Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260677938112800 (The Travelers Blueprint Community)
    For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint (https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint)
    Follow Us on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/the_travelers_blueprint/ (Instagram) - https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelersBlueprint18/ (Facebook) - https://twitter.com/ttblueprint?lang=en (Twitter) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyB8gPEriEPYP92Q1DHHkbg (YouTube)




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    TTB 129: Overcoming Personal Loss Through Travel

    TTB 129: Overcoming Personal Loss Through Travel

    TTB 129: Overcoming Personal Loss Through Travel
    Charles Hammerton, while in the Royal Air Force, rescued a pet ferret called Bandit. The pair had a great bond and climbed mountains, trekked across countries and raised thousands of pounds for various charities. In 2017, after the loss of close family members and being discharged from the RAF, Charlie and Bandit decided to sell all they had and leave the UK behind to embark on a 10,000 mile road trip across Europe, from the Arctic Circle to Sicily! Charlie is now an author, children’s support worker and business owner... but he’s already planning his next adventure!
    Learn More About Our Guest:


    https://www.amazon.com/Before-Our-Adventures-Charles-Hammerton/dp/1709748370/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=before+our+adventuresandqid=1610184084andsr=8-1 (Buy Charlie’s Book)
    https://www.instagram.com/charleshammertoninspire/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/charleshammertoninspire/?hl=en)


    The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent!


    Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com
    FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at http://www.thetravelersblueprint@gmail.com (www.thetravelersblueprint.com)
    For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting (https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting)
    Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260677938112800 (The Travelers Blueprint Community)
    For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint (https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint)
    Follow Us on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/the_travelers_blueprint/ (Instagram) - https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelersBlueprint18/ (Facebook) - https://twitter.com/ttblueprint?lang=en (Twitter) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyB8gPEriEPYP92Q1DHHkbg (YouTube)




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    • 1 hr 19 min
    TTB 128: Promoting Inclusivity in Travel

    TTB 128: Promoting Inclusivity in Travel

    TTB 128: Promoting Inclusivity in Travel
    Jeannette Ceja is a bilingual Travel Journalist, TV Host, Travel Advisor, and a Global Public Speaker. Last year, she was awarded as one of the top 20 Global Women of Excellence by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and the Multi-Ethnic Advisory Task Force. In this conversation we discussed the challenges and ambitions the travel sector faces as it transitions to be more inclusive of all people, cultures, and ethnicities. Jeanette provided valuable insight on her work to increase representation associated with travel companies, and perhaps more importantly, travelers themselves. This was an incredibly insightful conversation, and one that we hope to repeat moving forward!

    Learn More About Our Guest:
    Website: www.jetsetwithjeannette.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/jetsetwithjeannette
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeannetteCeja
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jetsetwithjeannette
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jeannette-ceja

    The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent!

    Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com
    FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at www.thetravelersblueprint.com
    For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting
    Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: The Travelers Blueprint Community
    For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint
    Follow Us on Social Media: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

    • 56 min
    TTB 127: February Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

    TTB 127: February Travel Bites w/ Bob and Elliot

    In this episode we discuss some of the recent travel related news we found interesting or relevant over the month of February. We break down our favorite different news articles, including:

    Travel To Europe Could Pick Up Significantly By Summer
    Delta will block middle seats through April as competitors continue to fill planes
    Bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Bill Gains Support of Travel Industry
    The Race To Create a Global Digital COVID-19 Passport Is On
    Airline CEOs Set for White House Meeting on Carbon Footprint
    CDC is not recommending a Covid-19 test requirement before domestic travel
    Planning to go camping this spring or summer? Think about booking your spot now
    Plane passengers' terror as mid-air 'explosion' causes bits of jet to fall out of sky
    It is time to end extractive tourism
    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: These 9 memorials trace the global impact of slavery
    Electric Planes
    Mars Missions

    Coming up for the month of March!!

    Jeanette Ceja on cultural inclusivity within the travel industry
    Charlie Hammerton on overcoming homelessness and mental health awareness through travel
    Carolene Méli, Experience Strategist on how to have the perfect travel experience
    The Travel Around Table Discussion: Cultural Appropriation

    The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent!

    Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com
    FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at www.thetravelersblueprint.com
    For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting
    Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: The Travelers Blueprint Community
    For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint
    Follow Us on Social Media: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

LizW08 ,

Thoughtful and Insightful Travel Podcast

I could not recommend this podcast more, the hosts Bob & Eliot are incredible interviewers and steer each conversation towards thought provoking discussions about some of the most fascinating topics in travel.

BrosAroundTheGlobe ,

Informative, insightful and inspiring!

The Travelers Blueprint is the podcast that will get your travel juices flowing even if you’re not currently on the road. The guests come from all walks of life and bring unique, inspiring perspectives to each episode. This podcast is not only informative, but it’s entertaining and deeply relatable to any traveler or aspiring traveler. Bob & Elliot are a dynamic duo!

BryttaByers ,

Excellent Travel Podcast!

The Travelers Blueprint is knowledgeable, entertaining and inspires me to see the world in bigger ways! I loved the Thoughtful Traveler, Solo Travel and Travel Disaster episodes in particular. As an experienced solo traveler, I learned many travel tips so if you’re a traveler pull out your journal and take notes. It’s well worth it!

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