Alternative Cover #20 - Technically, these aren't Aleppo Peppers, but whatever, no one will notice. Unless they read this. God damn it. 

Alternative Cover #20 - Technically, these aren't Aleppo Peppers, but whatever, no one will notice. Unless they read this. God damn it. 

Not all those who wander are lost
— J.R.R. Tolkein

Listen to Season Two, Episode #20 Now

Airline tickets. Sights. Sounds. Instagram posts with way too many likes. This can be your life -special guest Andrea Wien (host, author, business lady, and wine drinker) shows us how, plus covers:  

- How do you travel effectively? 

- How do you travel when you're shit-house broke? Where do you stay? When do you buy airline tickets? 

- If you're a guy, and all your guy friends rent a cabin in the woods, should you make out with them? 

- Why are some world travelers unhappy? 

- How do you calibrate between a safe trip and a dangerous trip? 

And more, all on this episode. If you haven't joined the email list, what the hell are you waiting for?

Who is Andrea Wien?

- She's awesome. She's a host, author, business lady and wine drinker. She's the author of the book "Gap to Great: A Parent's Guide to Gap Year", she's got a podcast (oh yeah!) Gap to Great, and you can find her work here. Highly recommended. 

The Facts

- Great piece by Ben Casnocha on the need for interpersonal relationships in travel.

- A good primer to Socioemotional selectivity Theory if you want to go down that rabbit hole.

- The Social Animal by David Brooks - you can find the Bob and Carl analogy there (the names are different in the book). Plus, it's an incredible read.  

- We had a lot of links in this episode that'll help you travel more effectively (all mentioned by Andrea). Here they are: Hostel World, Couchsurfing, Legal Nomads, U.S. International Travel Warnings, Nomadic Matt, Chris Guillebeau

Production Team and Credits

Special Guest: Andrea Wien

Host, Producer, Editor, Sound Design, Research: Mohnish Soundararajan

Co-Host: Kevin Sanji 

Feedback: Vysali Soundararajan

Music: Electric Mantis