275 episodes

We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

The World Wanderers Podcast Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 266 Ratings

We’re Amanda & Ryan and we’re the hosts of The World Wanderers podcast. We’re a traveling couple originally from Alberta, Canada with a love of exploring the world, eating great food (mostly Mexican food, if we’re being honest), learning new languages, and meeting new people. The World Wanderers podcast is a travel diary of our adventures since we started traveling together in 2011.

We take you with us as we travel through Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand as 22-year old budget backpackers looking for the best party hostel. We take you with us to South America where we go through some our deepest personal transformations. We take you with us as we move to a small town in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and take a massive career pivot. We take you with us to the southern US where we lived for a year. We take you through Asia as we navigate the world of “digital nomad life”. We take you on all our adventures in Mexico, which is the country we both feel most at home in the world.

And the adventures don’t stop there. With each new place we visit, food we try, and culture that we fall in love with (or maybe don’t fall in love with), we share that with you. The evolution of how we travel has changed dramatically since the beginning, but what hasn’t changed is our love for exploring the world.

Join us every other Thursday for new episodes of The World Wanderers!

    How Epic Travels Can Create a Meaningful Life with Bruce Kirkby

    How Epic Travels Can Create a Meaningful Life with Bruce Kirkby

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Bruce Kirkby! Bruce is a wilderness writer and adventure photographer who has traveled to over 80 countries over the last 30 years. He has done some incredible adventure travel, including a recent trip to a Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas with his family.

    In this episode, we talk about how Bruce got into travel, his travel adventures over the year, how his travel shifted when he started a family, what it was like taking his kids to a Monastery, and more. We also dive into his most recent book "Blue Sky Kingdom", which is about his latest travel adventure. Enjoy!

    • 51 min
    Why You Should add Querétaro, Mexico to your travel bucket list!

    Why You Should add Querétaro, Mexico to your travel bucket list!

    This week on the podcast we are diving into Querétaro, Mexico! At the end of 2020, we had the opportunity to spend some time exploring the city and state of Querétaro, while connecting with friends.

    Without knowing much beforehand we were blown away by our experience in the city! Tune in to this episode to find out why!

    We'll chat about the food, culture, and things to see while also hearing from two friends of the podcast about their experience living in the Querétaro, Mexico!

    ----
    If you would to get access to the past and future episodes of our nomad series as a World Wanderers Insider, head on over to Patreon.com/theworldwanderers. Thank you so much for your continued support!

    • 35 min
    Family Travel Around the Globe with Jessica & Will from WorldTowning

    Family Travel Around the Globe with Jessica & Will from WorldTowning

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Jessica and Will Sueiro from WorldTowning. Alongside their two teens, Avalon and Largo, they left the American rat race in 2014 on a mission to adopt a more authentic lifestyle by traveling fulltime. Since then they have been educating their children globally, bonding deeper as a family and making memories, all while focusing on the humanitarian side of travel and embracing the locals they meet along the way.

    Their latest adventure has been to purchase a sailboat that they are learning to sail in the Mediterranean with the hopes of one day circumnavigating the globe! In this episode, we talk about why they decide to travel as a family, their adventures over the last 6+ years, what it's been like for them over the last year, and what life has been like living on sailboat! Enjoy!

    • 1 hr
    Bonus: Becoming a Backpacker Roundtable from The Travelers Blueprint

    Bonus: Becoming a Backpacker Roundtable from The Travelers Blueprint

    This week on The World Wanderers, we're flipping the script and sharing a really fun conversation we had with Bob & Elliot from The Travelers Blueprint and Christine and Jules from Not So Bonvoyage all about backpacking!

    We discuss how we got into backpacking, how to make sure your trip is meaningful, the planning side of backpacking, and how we have all shifted to the work and travel life since starting our travel journies as backpackers.

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Solo Female World Traveling with Alice Nettleingham from Teacake Travels

    Solo Female World Traveling with Alice Nettleingham from Teacake Travels

    This time on The World Wanderers, Amanda leads a one-on-one discussion with Alice Nettleingham from Teacaketravels.com!

    When Alice was a psychologist in the UK she met a girl on the train. After 4 hours of non-stop talking, she got off the train, booked a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course, and quit her life in the UK. Within 3 months, she was in South Korea teaching English.

    Since then, Alice has had solo adventures all around the world. From driving solo on her bike across Vietnam, to driving from the UK to Mongolia on the Mongol Rally with an all female team, and learning martial arts in China with a shaved head!

    In this episode Alice and Amanda discuss tips for traveling the world as a solo female, how Alice became a full-time travel blogger, and Alice’s new venture using her experience as an expert solo female traveller to empower people around the world to face their fears.

    • 49 min
    Mapping the World One Experiment at a Time with Jason Robinson from Nomad Experiment

    Mapping the World One Experiment at a Time with Jason Robinson from Nomad Experiment

    Today on The World Wanderers, we are sharing a special Insider interview with Jason Robinson from Thenomadexperiment.com!

    Jason began his nomadic adventure at age 39 with 14 days worth of travel experience. Over the past few years, Jason has achieved complete location independence as a Full-time Nomad, Author, Videographer, and Travel Blogger documenting his experiments and experiences for beginner travelers.

    In this episode we discuss Jason’s story, the mindset of experimentation, and advice for anyone at the start of their traveler journey.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Jack198677 ,

Entertaining

Surprised by the lower reviews!

Really enjoy listening to these guys.
I like their perspective on travel and fun.

omoo22 ,

Yeah....no

It’s like, you know , like about travel, like, for sure

Rwdimenna ,

Insightful

Great podcast with two very experienced travelers. Their level of experience on the road really shines through in each episode, as they’re easily able to relate to their guests on each experience! I love this podcast!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To