13 episodes

Two entrepreneurs on two sides of a border talk about business, travel, and their love of nature.

Trails to the Border Dan Moore & James Anderson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Two entrepreneurs on two sides of a border talk about business, travel, and their love of nature.

    Special Episode: Panel Discussion on PNW Myths and Magic

    Special Episode: Panel Discussion on PNW Myths and Magic

    The Pacific Northwest has been in the national media a lot the last few months, and a lot of what was said was not favorable (or accurate). For those that live here it can be written off with a bit of humor, but for those who depend on travelers to the region, it is just one more challenge to an already challenging year. Trails to the Border co-host, Dan Moore, is a guest on a panel discussion led by Tad Bradley of the Kusini Collection. Also on the panel is Kieron Weidner and Elena Vizzini from First Nature Tours. Originally recorded September 30, 2020. 

    • 50 min
    S4E1 Bicycling is going to win

    S4E1 Bicycling is going to win

    We start out Season 4 in the first few months of a pandemic. Rather than be doom and gloom, we interview entrepreneur Lauren Hefferon. Lauren owns Ciclismo Classico, a bike tour company with tours throughout Europe. Lauren has lived through challenging times and has insight to help us survive. 

    Music by:

    Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro)
    Chris Stromquist
    Alex Danovitch

    • 58 min
    S3E3 - Half beards and other insight from sustainability expert Kevin Wilhelm

    S3E3 - Half beards and other insight from sustainability expert Kevin Wilhelm

    Happy New Year from Trails to the Border!

    We close out 2019 and our final episode of Season 3 with an interview we conducted back in May with sustainability expert and business consultant Kevin Wilhelm. Kevin is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting based in Seattle, Washington. Kevin shares with the Pod advice he has learned through his 25 years experience as an entrepreneur and organizational leader. 

    Due to various challenges, it has taken a while to get this episode edited and now finally published. Thank you for your patience! This interview is packed with advice and ideas and is worth the delay. Knowing it has been a while and it is the end of the season, this podcast is about twice as long as our others. Please enjoy. 

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    Music by:

    Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro)
    Chris Stromquist
    Alex Danovitch

    Opening recorded November 11, 2019

    Interview with Kevin Wilhelm recorded May 20, 2019

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S3E2 - The entrepreneur's entrepreneur: Douglas Quinby, cofounder of the Arival Event

    S3E2 - The entrepreneur's entrepreneur: Douglas Quinby, cofounder of the Arival Event

    It has been a couple months since we posted a podcast, AND we had a ton of content from our special guest this episode, so in honor of our one year anniversary we are posting a double episode. You get the usual check-in between James and Dan, and then the rest of the hour is jam packed with incredible wisdom and insight from researcher and entrepreneur Douglas Quinby. 

    Douglas is the cofounder and CEO of the Arival event. Arival is an event focussed on the tours activities and attractions sector of the travel industry. As their website says:

    "Tours, Activities & Attractions is travel’s third largest sector, the fastest growing, and the reason people travel in the first place. It is also going through incredible change. Alex Kremer, Douglas Quinby, and Bruce Rosard founded Arival in 2017 to build an independent conference and insights for creators and sellers of Tours, Activities & Attractions."

    Trails to the Border is a podcast dedicated to the challenges and successes of entrepreneurs, and has a special focus on the travel industry. There is plenty of universal advice throughout this podcast, but this episode will especially be valuable for the professional in the travel industry. 

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    Music by: 

    Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro)
    Chris Stromquist
    Alex Danovitch

    Originally recorded April 15 and April 24, 2019

    • 1 hr
    S3E1 - Throwing Red Paint on Your Business, and other lessons from an artist

    S3E1 - Throwing Red Paint on Your Business, and other lessons from an artist

    Welcome to Season 3!

    We were fortunate to get some incredible wisdom shared with us from artist Flora Bowley (florabowley.com). Flora is not only an accomplished artist, she is also a successful businesswoman. Flora teaches us how she applies concepts from her art into her business.  

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    Music by: 

    Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro)
    Chris Stromquist
    Alex Danovitch



    Originally recorded March 12, 2019

    • 41 min
    S2E4 - And the Winner is... Aski Holistic Adventures

    S2E4 - And the Winner is... Aski Holistic Adventures

    (Originally recorded November 26)
    Dan and James meet up right after, as James calls it, "American Thanksgiving" to learn that the ski season in Whistler is "banging". After a quick check in, the episode introduces Michela Carrière, a Cree / Métis young entrepreneur from Saskatchewan. Michela has been an adventure guide, herbalist, and bead artist for nearly 15 years. She has run Aski Holistic Adventures (https://www.askiholisticadventures.com) for only 12 months, but already won several awards and is getting lots of attention. We will learn what inspired her to start her business and some valuable wisdom she has picked up in a short amount of time.

    This episode will finish off Season 2. Thank you for your support and encouragement. We will be back in Season 3 in just a few weeks. Please be sure to subscribe and share with others about Trails to the Border.


    Music by: 

    Geek Apparatus
    Forgotten Sol (opening theme, outro)
    Chris Stromquist
    Roxbury Pound

    Alex Danovitch

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

kale girl ,

Surprisingly entertaining!

I love this podcast. Informative and fun. Perfect fodder for my travel and entrepreneurial day dreaming. Hosts James and Dan have great rapport. I laugh every listen.

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