Episode 12: Zack Giffin from “Tiny House Nation” – Quality over Quantity (Part 2)

This time, we’re continuing our conversation with Zack Giffin from “Tiny House Nation” (on Netflix and FYI). We pick up where we left off and focus on Zack’s worldwide travels for skiing and other projects, as well as what spurred him to live a minimalist life and seize every moment and every day. You’ll also hear a little bit about the little community Zack and Vanessa grew up in as neighbours!

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Episode 11: Zack Giffin from “Tiny House Nation” – Quality over Quantity

We enjoyed having Zack Giffin on the podcast for part 1 of a small talk on small houses (or – “Tiny Houses“). You may know Zack from “Tiny House Nation” on Netflix, as he is one of the co-hosts of the show! And he is “kind of a big deal” in the tiny house world. We talked with Zack about minimalism, about the needed change in housing as society makes a shift away from the conventional nuclear family structure, and about choosing experiences over possessions. Zack also tells us about his personal choice of living in a tiny house to be able to ski almost full time. Can you imagine packing all that you own into a tiny house on wheels and turning your life into every skier’s dream? 

Please excuse any audio flubs in this remotely recorded interview.

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Episode 10: Gamifying Your Travel with Yu-Kai Chou, Part 2

We’re back with a second episode to talk about gamification and travel with Yu-Kai Chou. This time, we have a question from a listener, Paul from Edmonton, who is a camp guide in Canada. Yu-Kai suggests a fun way to gamify activities for him. More for grown ups, we also discuss with Yu-Kai how to use gamification to overcome hesitancy when trying new things when we travel. And finally (make sure to listen for this one!) Yu-Kai tells us how he gamifies his own life and gives us a recipe that you can use to gamify your own! Enjoy.

Please excuse any audio flubs in this remotely recorded interview.

Check out the resources we mentioned in this episode:

Geocaching

Lifestyle Gamification by Yu-Kai Chou

Octalysis Framework

Yu-Kai’s TED Talk (“Gamification to Improve Our World,” 2014)

Yu-Kai’s Website

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Episode 9: Gamifying Your Travel with Yu-Kai Chou, Part 1

Yu-Kai Chou is a renowned figure in gamification and we’re excited to have him on our podcast. We talk about the core drives that are the basis for what makes games fun for us and how these core drives are related to travel. It turns out, these drives are prebuilt in travel and you can use your awareness of them to gamify your travel! We cover road trips, hiking, and other types of travel and how to make them more fun. This is part 1 of our interview with Yu-Kai and part 2 will be released for our next episode.

Please excuse any audio flubs in this remotely recorded interview.

Check out the resources we mentioned in this episode:

Yu-Kai’s TED Talk (“Gamification to Improve Our World,” 2014)

Octalysis Framework

Yu-Kai’s Website

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (book)

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Episode 8: How to Travel According to Your Core Values with Alyssa Greene

Alyssa Greene, a therapist and a blogger, joins us on our podcast for an intimate talk about core values and how you can plan your travel according to your values. We talk about identifying your values, what you can do when you travel to practice them, and how this can help you build your self esteem and confidence. Alyssa also shares with us her own stressful experience at Charles De Gaulle airport as evidence for travel being a confidence booster. We enjoyed our talk with Alyssa and we hope you’ll enjoy it too!

Find Alyssa’s blog posts on Dame Traveler. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Episode 7: It’s About Time We Introduce Ourselves

In this episode, you can get to know your hosts a little! Vanessa and Rinat introduce themselves, where they are from, and where they have traveled, but most importantly – they tell us why they are doing this podcast and what travel means for them. Plus, three guest podcasters quickly tell us their perspectives on the meaning and value of travel in their lives.   

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Episode 6: Traveling From Home Using Google Earth with Ted Cragg

In this episode, we (Rinat and Vanessa) have a discussion with Ted, Vanessa’s co-host on The Multipod – a podcast for people who are multipotentialites. We talk about how we can travel when we are tied to our homes. Ted has been travelling for a few years now from home using Google Earth because he has two small children and he and his wife cannot travel with them in the same way they traveled before – with backpacking and road trips. Ted also tells us his travel history and his days as a tour guide in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, a few hours down the highway from us in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; which gave him the idea to potentially turn his Google Earth travelling hobby into virtual guided tours. We enjoyed our conversation and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy listening!  

We mentioned some ideas for travelling from home. If you’d like to check out more ideas you can go to:

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/101-ways-to-travel-without-leaving-your-house

https://www.travelzoo.com/ca/blog/how-to-travel-without-leaving-home/

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/travel-from-home-virtual-experiences/

Check out The Multipod at https://theputtytribe.com/themultipod/

 

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Episode 5: BONUS – Martin Kerr’s “Isolation Groove”

Martin Kerr is a musician and singer living in Edmonton, Alberta – the same location as co-hosts Rinat and Vanessa! We watched Martin’s live stream concert during COVID-19 and we were inspired to have him on the podcast for an interview. We were curious to know how he continues to perform and write music during the quarantine and what inspired him to have an online live show. Plus, he tells us how he came up with his “Isolation Groove” song. Are you curious, too? Then listen to this episode!

Listen to Martin Kerr’s “Isolation Groove” and visit his website here.

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Episode 4: How to Create the Ultimate Staycation in Your Own Home

COVID-19 happened. Our travel plans are canceled. Our vacations are canceled. We cannot even imagine the next time we will be out of town. This is a great time to think about how to create an exciting vacation for ourselves in our own homes. Having a staycation without even going out in our own city to cafes, restaurants, or the movies. We have some interesting ideas for you, from just doing nothing at home to creating your own movie themed decorated home with special activities! Want to hear more? Download now!

Listen to Martin Kerr’s “Isolation Groove” here.

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