TripCast360 is an exciting podcast of lively banter about the fabulous world of global travel. This show is all about the traveler and their experiences. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure through the eyes of today's road warriors---the consuming public. From exotic locales to family-friendly destinations, TripCast360 covers it all. We'll share the travel experiences of regular every day travelers and those of actors, musicians, athletes, fashionistas, foodies, event organizers and industry insiders. Hosted by Michael Gordon Bennett and David Cumberbatch this podcast promises to put the excitement into travel.
The Big Possible Retreats - A Global Adventure
Our guest for this episode is Noah Scott. He joins us from Costa Rica, one of many stops on his nomadic entrepreneurial journey. Noah hosts corporate retreats at exotic locales around the world and produces content while he's traveling. His mission is to bring purpose driven people together and encourage people to live courageously unshackled from self-doubt. His life-long dream is to run the world’s coolest chain of boutique hotels where people of all walks of life can visit, forget the cares of the world, and leave recharged and ready to live their boldest, most fulfilled life ever.
His podcast, “The Big Possible” features interviews with doers, dreamers, and changemakers discussing how to make life-altering decisions and acquire the leverage to make a massive positive impact in the world.
Check out his website thebigpossible.com for information on his retreats and how you might participate in the next global adventure. They recently completed a retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco with another scheduled for Mykonos, Greece.
Travel the World On a Budget
Our guest is lawyer turned travel blogger Jen Ruiz. She challenged herself to do 12 trips in a 12 month time span and actually wound up doing 20 trips, all while employed full time. Her journeys took her to Greece, Argentina, Thailand and Iceland to name a few, and did it all before she turned 30.
She has been featured in the Washington Post, ABC News and The Huffington Post as a budget and solo travel expert. She's also a best selling author for her debut book back in 2018, The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Flights and See the World on a Budget. She's gone on to write several more books which we discuss throughout the podcast. Jen's success as a travel guru allowed her to hang up her legal shield. In addition to her travels, Jen is a noted public speaker having appeared on TedX numerous times. Her website Jenonajetplane is chock full of stories on destinations, travel tips, remote workers and more.
Let's Buy An Island
Most of us would love to own a tropical island. Our pocketbook dictates that's not in the cards for most of us. Well today's guest is Marshall Mayer from Let's Buy An Island. He and his business partner Gareth Johnson recently completed the purchase of Coffee Island in Belize. The amazing part of their journey is how they raised the capital for the purchase---crowding funding, or as Marshall likes to call it "Community Funding." They are the first to ever accomplish this feat.
Learn how they pulled it off, why Belize, and what their plans are now that they, along with their funders own a piece of paradise. Learn the meaning of the phrase "Micronation."
For more go to LetsBuyAnIsland.com.
Travel America Through a Special Lens
Our guest is award winning journalist Ruksana Hussain. Originally from India but raised in Oman, Ruksana shares her perspective on travel in America and what she's learned along the way. She previously lived in Atlanta and now resides in Los Angeles. She is the founder of the online magazine Traveler and Tourist where she pens wonderful stories on her travels and cultural experiences. We discuss everything from road trips and small southern towns to Alaska snowmobiling and viewing the northern lights, to attending Mardi Gras. You'd be surprised what Ruksana sees that the average American takes for granted and the differences between east and west coast living.
Ruksana has written for Cuisine Noir, Diversity Professional and Detour Road, a UK-based publication. You can also read some of Ruksana's other works at Ruksanawrites.com. In addition to her travel writing Ruksana pens articles on diversity and inclusion, wellness, technology, and disability.
The Value of a Travel Agent
Our guest is travel agent extraordinaire Geisha Cumberbatch of La Rosa Negra Travel in Manassas, Virginia. We discuss the value of travel agents and why booking can not only improve the overall experience, but actually might save you both money and hassle.
Geisha is taking reservations for three outstanding tours in 2023.
South Africa - May 2023Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle (Riverboat Cruises) - Sept 26 - Oct 3Taste of Bourdeaux (Riverboat Cruise) Oct 19 - 26Contact Geisha at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-389-4617
Solo Travel in the Caribbean
Our guest is The Traveling Island Girl Riselle Celestina. Listen as we discuss solo travel in the Caribbean. Solo travel is not just for women as she defines it, nor is it only for single people. We discuss everything from cuisine and culture to islands that cater to peace and tranquility or feed the adventurous spirit. Riselle is not a fan of big resorts. She prefers boutique hotels or home rentals. This enable Riselle to immerse herself in local culture like no other.
Riselle is a native of Curaçao but now calls St Maarten home. Her website The Traveling Island Girl offers great insight with hotel reviews and quirky stories about island living. Riselle is an avid adventurer, nature and animal lover as well as a self proclaimed eco-warrior. She has written for publications such as WINAIR In-Flight Magazine, Mélange Travel & Lifestyle, AFAR, Insider and Visit St. Maarten.
Can you guess which islands are among her favorites for solo travel? Listen to this podcast to find out.
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