Travel Stories Podcast | Immersive, Inspiring & International travel stories of freedom and adventure from world travelers
About This Show
Weekly inspiring stories of freedom and adventure from seasoned travelers, backpackers and lovers of travel.
With entertaining and immersive travel stories, filled with experiences, personal growth and inspiration (on the backdrop of original orchestral compositions), and interesting interviews delving into the ins and outs of travel (travel tips, packing, budget travel etc.)- Travel Stories Podcast is a place for freedom, wisdom and experiencing the journey.
Most Recent Episode
S4E12: Tom Butler - ‘On the Right Track’
7 days ago
Once upon a time, a wise old Jedi claimed that “fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering.” He stopped after suffering, though, so we have to wonder: what does suffering lead to? Is there a chance that suffering can lead to new possibilities? From suffering, there are opportunities for growth, for change, and for evolution. Suffering can be the catalyst for so many qualities necessary in a travel, and, sometimes, all that you need to do to obtain those qualities is to “rough it” when traveling. Tom Butler makes his triumphant return to discuss the benefits of “roughing it,” as well as his time in China. Tom returns to Hayden to talk about his life since he last visited in season three, as well as how he has begun to settle down with his family, which includes his three-year-old daughter and will soon include another child, coming this summer. He talks about how the logistics of traveling have had to shift since he has started adding children to his family, since the travel bug has not been dissuaded regardless of how many kids he has. Tom also discusses how to manage your budget and finances when you travel. The highlight of Tom’s episode is in his story, based in China and given the alluring title of: “On the Right Track.” He talks about his journey with his family from Shiyan to Beijing, how they decided to stop over in Pingyao, but also decided to take the most overpacked train directly following Chinese New Year. What followed was a lesson in not overbooking trains, and in trusting those around you when something goes wrong.