The Travelers is a weekly show about the inward journey of travel. Episodes explore themes such as curiosity, creativity, career, possibility, clarity, awe, wonder, space, and time. Nathaniel Boyle is an explorer of travel, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of Holocene, a community for creative people seeking to use travel to change or reclaim their life. Whether you're heading out or struggling to find your place in the world, this is a show about all of us, the Travelers.
How the Holocene Framework Works, a case study
Today, I’m revisiting one of my favorite episodes of The Travelers, #183, an interview with Jonathan and Quinn Button from Life out of the Box, a company that takes the Tom’s shoes model — but instead of shoes, it’s local artiisanal crafts, such as bracelets and apparel, handmade by locals — and for each sale, a portion of the proceeds goes towards providing supplies to teachers in that very same local area. And I love this, not only because education is the most important cause, in my opinion, and so their mission is very close to my heart, but also that they literally followed Holocene’s 8-stage process to transform themselves from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful, world travelers and thought leaders in their field. They’ve found success and fulfillment in who they transformed themselves into using Curiosity and Creativity to find transformation. This is Holocene. So I’m really excited to delve back into this case study from episode 183, so you can see how this transformative experience framework works.
How Travel + Creativity Changed My Life
Here's a short episode - a story about how Creativity, inspired by Travel, changed my life. And how it can open world's of possibility for you, as it has for all of the guests on this show.
Why Most People Never Change After Travel
Creativity is the forgotten third act of transformative experience.
This is Season 3, Part 7 of 12, in which we move into the final part of every transformative story: Creativity. Despite how seemingly transformational a travel experience might be, why is it that most people never change after their travels and instead return back to living the same life and being the same person? It's because the most overlooked part of every transformational travel experience is also the hardest. What do we do when we get home? How do we hold onto the sense of self, our travel self, that we reconnected with on the road? How do we convert the inspiration to change into actual lasting change? This episode answers all of that and more.
How to Avoid the Dangers of Curiosity
Did Curiosity kill the cat? Maybe, but not in the way you think.
This is Season 3, Part 6 of 12, in which we wrap up our deep dive on Curiosity by diving into its potential for infinite personal growth and also destructiveness in our lives. Learn how to use Curiosity in your life, why you need a guide, and how to avoid the pitfalls of Curiosity.
How to Use Curiosity to Find Purpose, Passion and Inspiration
Welcome to Episode 5 of The Travelers Season 3 where we’re exploring the 4 stages of Transformative Travel, in 3 episodes each. Right now we’re on Stage 2, which is Curiosity. And it’s a big one. It’s where travel happens. Transformative Travel is about using travel find personal growth or transformation, so Curiosity is fundamental in the transformative process. In this episode we’re going to break down a conversation from episode 95 with Candace Rose Rardon, a travel artist and writer, whose journey is one of my absolute favorite examples of the potential for curiosity.
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What is Curiosity and How Wonder Changes Us
We’re going to explore the next stage in Holocene’s transformative experience framework: Curiosity. First, we’ll explore what Curiosity is, some of its benefits, and why it’s so important. Then in the next episode, we’ll explore a Curiosity-driven-life of travel, and then I’ll go into how to avoid the pitfalls of Curiosity and how to apply it to your life so that you can benefit in the same ways.
Fun, inspiring and all around amazing
I love Nathaniel’s enthusiasm. It’s contagious. This show makes you want to get out there and explore every corner our amazing world and also reminds you that you can. Great job Nathaniel - keep it up!
Inspiration at its purest form
I stumbled upon this podcast when I was going through a rut in my life. ( work,personal, etc) I listened to one episode and was hooked. I started to listen from the beginning every day in my commute and I have become so inspired to persue the life of travel that I crave. Nathaniel, you and your guests on your show have changed my life and given me hope and inspiration. Everywhere I travel I think back to a relevant episode. When I can travel on a more frequent basis I will think of where I started and that is with this podcast. I just want to say thank you. This is my #1 favorite podcast of all time. Keep inspiring 😊
Great for Globetrotters
Loaded with practical advice and inspiration. Well done show.