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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

    • Places & Travel
    • 3.9, 238 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!

    Our Audio Diary of Carnaval 2020 in Barranquilla!

    Our Audio Diary of Carnaval 2020 in Barranquilla!

    This past February we had the exciting opportunity to visit Barranquilla Colombia and experience our 2nd Carnaval in South America (after 2014 in Rio) with our friends from The Grateful Gypsies.

    Despite being a name you may not have heard of, Barranquilla carnaval is one of the biggest parties in the world and a can’t miss opportunity. After just hitting the 2-month mark of isolating in Canada we wanted to dig back this experience from earlier in the year and share it on the show.

    So come along for the experience with our audio diary from Carnaval 2020 in Barranquilla!

    In this episode:
    * What’s the big deal about Carnaval in Barranquilla and how does it compare to some other ones from around the world?
    * The music and events that define Carnaval
    * Where we stayed in Barranquilla
    * Baila la calle
    * Seeing a J Balvin concert
    * Buying tickets for the parade in advance, in person, or going without tickets
    * Reviewing and reaping what makes Carnaval in Barranquilla great
    * Chat with our friend Leo about what makes Barranquilla unique
    * Check out Sasha and Rachels work at thegratefulgypsies.com

    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!

    • 36 min
    Our Favorite Cities: Vancouver

    Our Favorite Cities: Vancouver

    This week on the podcast we are continuing our series of episodes covering our favorite cities from around the world with Vancouver!

    These episodes will be shorter (most of the time) and more information-packed. Covering the basics of the city, why we love it, and everything you need to know if you want to visit, from time of year, places to stay, what to do, and where to eat!

    Join us as we share why Vancouver is one of our favorite cities!

    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!

    • 47 min
    Everything You Need to Know About Housesitting with Angela Laws

    Everything You Need to Know About Housesitting with Angela Laws

    While we know the world is crazy right now, and travel plans are not front and center, we still wanted to share this episode on housesitting as a way to increase your opportunities to explore. Right now isn’t the time book a trip, but it is a great time to learn about ways you can travel in the future, and House Sitting could open some incredible opportunities for you!

    This week we are chatting with Trusted Housesitters Community Manager Angela Laws. Angela doesn’t just help house sitters and hosts in her role at Trusted Housesitters, she also lives it! She has been housesitting around the world for 10 years!

    Housesitting is something almost everyone will have heard of, but not so many have taken advantage of the opportunity. Whatever the road blocks or concerns for you have been, we do our best to dive fully in and address them in this episode with Angela!

    We talk about everything from the basics of house sitting, how to make a great profile and get jobs, what types of animals you are typically taking care of, and more!

    Enjoy!

    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!

    • 51 min
    Part Two: Quarantined Around the World

    Part Two: Quarantined Around the World

    This week we're on to part two of our quarantined around the world series!

    It is a weird time to be a travel content creator. With flights canceled, borders closed, and the threat of a global pandemic, travel is not an option. Plans are on hold and we are all waiting and holding for the best for the health of our families and communities.

    With all that in mind, we wanted to use this episode to check in with friends around the world who are are not in their home countries and give you a sense of what it is like to be a traveler quarantining in a country that is not your own.

    We started this series last week and continue with part two this week! If you haven't listened to part one yet, make sure to go check it out.

    In this episode, we are joined by Sasha and Rachel from The Grateful Gypsies to talk about their experience in Colombia and then Marilyn Borth to talk about her journey how from Brazil to the US as countries were putting in travel bans and her flights kept getting canceled.

    In this episode:
    * What it was like to be a traveler in Colombia as travel bans and quarantine started
    * What are quarantine rules in Colombia
    * Check out The Grateful Gypsies on YouTube
    * Traveling Brazil while the threat of Covid-19 grew
    * Marilyn's journey from Brazil to the US with many obstacles along the way
    * Learning her flight to Colombia was canceled on the way to the airport
    * Anxiety about getting stuck without a way to get home
    * What it was like flying during the pandemic
    * What it was like in New York when Marilyn got back home

    This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Audible. Audible has thousands of incredible audiobook titles and hundreds of fascinating original audio content. To get started with Audible visit audible.com/tww to get your first title free and unlimited access to Audible Originals.

    • 49 min
    Quarantined Around The World

    Quarantined Around The World

    It is a weird time to be a travel content creator. With flights canceled, borders closed, and the threat of a global pandemic, travel is not an option. Plans are on hold and we are all waiting and holding for the best for the health of our families and communities.

    With all that in mind, we wanted to use this episode to check in with friends around the world who are are not in their home countries and give you a sense of what it is like to be a traveler quarantining in a country that is not your own.

    This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Audible. Audible has thousands of incredible audiobook titles and hundreds of fascinating original audio content. To get started with Audible visit audible.com/tww to get your first title free and unlimited access to Audible Originals.

    • 42 min
    David Gold on Building a Business Abroad

    David Gold on Building a Business Abroad

    When we decided to settle down in Panama we wanted to invest in improving our Spanish and find ways to meet new people, so we signed up for Spanish classes at the Casco Antiguo Spanish school. After class, we would often find ourselves having interesting chats with the school's founder David Gold. David has a ton of fascinating stories about life in Panama and travels in Latin America, so we knew we needed to have him on the podcast!

    In this episode, we are talking with David about what brought him to Panama, his experience learning Spanish and living in a remote part of Bolivia, and his experience as an entrepreneur in Panama.

    If you've ever thought about starting a business outside your country, you'll love this episode!

    Finally, our apologies for the buzzing sound that shows up periodically through this episode. There was an issue with one of our microphones when recording, but we think that content is worth it.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Amanda, host of The World Wanderers Podcast, highlight all aspects of travel, nomad life and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Bernie1320 ,

Terrible

Sorry, but I could not keep listening. I was looking for Iceland information and I found nothing useful in their episode. The vocal fry drove me insane, I just had to stop listening.

plastic sea sponge ,

Not Useful

I gave their Czech Republic episode a try and was disappointed by the lack of curiosity in the traveler who went there. I want to listen to someone who is befriending locals and getting the most out of their experience, not describing it like their a child being asked how their day at school went. Also how do you get that far through life and never heard who Frank Kafka is? Or writing off a whole economic system because it happens to be Communistic?
Someone pay me to travel and I’ll do a much better job than these dorks!

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