Travel stories that have impacted the lives and careers of artists, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and travel experts. Hosted by Mike Schibel, Founder of Travel With Meaning.
Ep 56: Mark Tsigounis
Mark Tsigounis was born and raised in New Jersey. There he fell in love with the Kittatinny Mountains and the famous barrier islands that litter the coastline. This passion served as kindling which fuels his service of the outdoor community today. Mark is the CEO and Founder of Hibear, where they innovate outdoor products through thoughtful design and serve an environmental mission to help eliminate single-use plastic. Their first product has been called the Swiss Army Knife of insulated bottles. They call it the All-Day Adventure Flask.
Mark has a deep love for travel and adventure. He loves hugs, trees, hugging trees, is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, two-time Ironman, ultra runner, and Navy Veteran. He lives to inspire a lifetime of experience and fuel adventure through smart design. Because life's just better outside with friends and coffee. When he is not getting lost in the woods, he is romancing his wife and son at home in Truckee, California with his subpar guitar skills.
Ep 55: Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, and author of "The Millennial Travel Guidebook". Under30Experiences has been named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America and number 198 on Financial Times 1000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies.
Matt was formerly the co-founder of the media site Under30CEO (Acquired 2016) and is the Host of the Live Different Podcast on Business, Travel, Health, and Performance. He has interviewed everyone from NBA Legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the President of Starbucks. Matt's writing is published in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Huffington Post, and he is part of the invite-only Young Entrepreneurs' Council (YEC) comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger.
Matt is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. He hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and his personal mission is to help people live more adventurous lives.
Ep 54: Carolyn Scott-Hamilton
The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator and host of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. An award-winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant-based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition. The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!
Ep 53: Todd Glaser
Todd Glaser is a San Diego-born photographer, surfer, and waterman. A SURFER Staff Photographer for over a decade, Glaser is prolific for his young age, earning more than a dozen covers during his tenure at the magazine. Equally talented shooting land, water, and lifestyle photography, his work has also appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Men’s Health, GQ and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, in Washington DC. When he isn’t globetrotting chasing swells, treading water shooting in the tropics, or capturing images of the first wave ever ridden at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, Glaser can be found riding waves around his home, riding his bike, and enjoying the company of his wife, Jenna.
Ep 52: Ravi Patel
On the acting front, Ravi’s next appearance is in Gal Gadot and Chris Pine’s WONDER
WOMAN 1984. Ravi is also co-creator and co-lead in Netflix’s upcoming half-hour
comedy series MESSY, which follows an Indian woman pursuing her passion of stand-up
comedy in Mumbai and is set to premiere this fall. He was most recently a lead in COME
AS YOU ARE (97% on Rotten Tomatoes) opposite Hayden Szeto & Gabourey Sidibe, as
well as the Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy LONG SHOT, both of which premiered at
The multi-hyphenate is also a prominent figure in the documentary space. His eagerly
awaited docuseries RAVI PATEL’S PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS is set to premiere on HBO
Max this year. Ravi acts as host, along with his loved ones, taking the audience across the
globe while exploring life’s most pressing questions. Ravi is also creator and star of a
docuseries exploring the emerging stand-up comedy scene in India, produced by Will
Ravi is most well-known for co-directing, and starring in MEET THE PATELS, a festival
darling that has become one of the most streamed documentaries of the last five years.
The film’s success led to an offer to adapt the documentary into a feature film through Fox
Searchlight Pictures. Other notable credits include the critically-acclaimed MASTER OF
NONE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SCRUBS, HAWAII FIVE-0, GREY’S
ANATOMY, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, and THE COMEDIANS.
Formerly an investment banker, Ravi is the co-founder of This Saves Lives, which donates
a meal packet for every granola bar they sell. He is also an active advisor and board
member to multiple food, health and wellness start-ups.
He is currently based in LA with his wife (a therapist) and three year-old daughter (also a
Ep 51: Sounds From The Open Road
In a year where travel has been turned upside down I wanted to share something special with you. Enjoy sounds from a recent road trip to Eastern Sierras in California. You'll hear the stillness of the night, rain, thunder and rushing water from the Kern River. It's my hope you'll close your eyes and picture yourself standing in nature taking in the sounds for yourself. #travelwithmeaning #roadtrip
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Rather than just the informational perspective and the question of “what stood out to you and why?” Mike takes it a step further to showcase the real tangible reason behind why travel stands out to his guests and himself. Because it’s not mass produced and often live, as it was first started as a live show format, it invites the listener to relate to him and the guest as if they were in the audience themselves and glean from their own experience what transformed them.