15 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Following Our Blue Dot Back Home
Adrien and Sam hear avalanches. Adrien reflects on her trip and the last year of stillness as her and Sam make their way back home.
62 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Love on the Road
Adrien describes a day in Bryce Canyon with her partner Sam that tests their relationship. She then interviews Sam about their time on the road and how well they faired as travel companions.
44 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Hostels, Hotels, Motels and All the Right Places in Between
Adrien and Sam head out west. Adrien talks to managers of Indy Hostel in Indianapolis and Food of the Mountain Motel in Boulder to see how COVID has effected their business and how they have learned to roll with every changing mandate. We discuss post-covid travel predictions, roadside attractions, and never ending stretches of desert.
9 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Road Trip Series Part 1: The Desert Absolute
This episode kicks of Strangers Abroad Road Trip mini-series. Listen to why Adrien had a sudden urge to go into the desert and how she started planning her trip across the country with her intrepid partner Sam.
40 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
The Progress:How Race Impacts Travel: COVID 3
Although our American passports give us all equal access to the world, we don't come back with the same experiences. In light of the Black Lives Matter protests and shifts, we talk to travelers of color who share their stories about being a person of color abroad. We discuss common frustrations and how to be a good ally at home and onboard. Featured Guests: On She Goes Podcast
34 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
The Wait: COVID 2
We talk to travelers to reexamine their relationships with themselves and their home as they wait through quarantine. Adrien get's used to seeing more of her family and long walks through the woods. Featured Guests: Ticket to Anywhere Podcast
41 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
The Shock: COVID1
Adrien escapes to upstate, and we speak to travelers who had there plans canceled due to the pandemic Featured Guests: Full Time Travel and Delux Life Media
1 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Thank You for a Wonderful Second Season: Please Rate and Review
Thank you to all of my listeners and guests for an incredible second season! I hope you all enjoyed it and I would love to hear your thoughts and desires for the next season. Email me at email@example.com PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW You can do it by going to Strangers Abroad under Apple Podcasts LASTLY, if you love what we do here and would love to support the penniless podcaster who produces this show, check out our Patreon under Strangers Abroad.
67 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
The more we travel, the more we find that home becomes more illusive. Home is a place we crave in our most harrowing moments and forget in the spontaneous bliss. But, the farther we travel from it, the more foreign it seems. It slowly becomes but a dream to us. Our lives consist of backpacks and tickets instead of a bed and a mortgage. Many of us left because home doesn’t provide all that it could for us. Others find gratitude in the homes they were raised in. Travelers begin to define home differently. It may no longer be a physical place, but a person, a landmass, a journal. We have to leave in order to find what needs to be discovered about ourselves or the world. Some of us don’t return. Others do. For those to choose to come back, they reinvest in their communities differently. They bring new ideas to old places. They teach those who don’t have as easy access to alternative ideas or traveling. And if we do choose to return, it won’t feel the same as when we left. We are more sensitive now to the pain, the triggers, the traumas of a past life. But those who have truly grown in their travels know how to overcome, to throw away the snake skin of their metamorphosis and begin to make home better. Because they know home has been within them all along. Featured Guests: Jeffery Enns, Georgia Clark, Cassandra Bianco, Laura Bronner
67 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Home is hopefully a wonderful place to grow. But it can keep us stagnant. Never challenge us for bigger things in life. Travel has ways of challenging us and forcing us to grow in ways we couldn’t have anticipated. We see what we are good at and where we can improve and reveal to us what our full potential is. But growth is not a singular moment- it is a series of moments, that build up over time- a gradual slope- like the ever wearing of wrinkles on a face, like the singular gray hair- like the singular leaf that turns orange before the rest. This episode will explore the theme of change in a new place. Who were you before and how did travel transform you? Featured Guests: Travelprenur , Bryan Berlin, Jon Barr, Traveling Vagabond
65 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
When we travel, many of us come back with more photos on our phones and souvenirs in our bags. We may feel a deeper shift within us. We have experienced things that we cannot unsee. We have to do better; we know we can. This could be as simple as giving more compliments to people, being kinder. Or it could be enough to evoke a humanitarian career. But ultimately, how can we make sure that we are helping, and not falling into the lens of white saviorism. How can we construct true conversations around areas that are in need without tokenizing them. In this episode, we will talk to travelers who were inspired to make the world a better place. Featured Guests: Ray Blakney- Creator of Live Lingua, Anne Davis-Creator of Venture with Impact, Kat Najera- Creator of Manos Con Amore, Evita Robinson- Creator of Nomadness
68 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Sometimes we don’t know we are sick until we have left our homes. New environments have ways of challenging us. We can push our strengths to a new limit. We can see how adaptable our bodies are in new territories. We get over the limitations our bodies and minds put on us. We see what we can and cannot do without sacrificing our joy and need to travel. Travel can help us see what pieces need to be put back together. Guests: Obligatory Traveler, Find Your Shine, The Deaf Traveler, Tiny Globetrotter
57 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Travel invites us to climb mountains, internal or external. And once we leave the small backyards we were raised in and are exposed to the great landscapes of the world, something shifts within us. Our egos crack. Our minds quiet. Our true selves show up. Today on the episode, we are humbled. We talk to people who begin the transformational process that happens when we leave our comforts and discover who we are on our own. Featured Guests: Richard Cardillo, She Explores Podcast, Lisa Morales Photography
61 minutes | May 26, 2020
“What are the chances?” is how it always starts. We bump into a middle school friend in Prague, book the same hotel as a high school friend in Argentina, or end up sitting next to someone from home on a bus in Ireland. When we travel, we sometimes find ourselves running into people we already know but didn’t expect to see. Your brain is shocked because it is breaking your expectations. For a moment, in a time where you have volunteered to be uncomfortable and out of your element, you have a moment of familiarity. Or maybe the same thing keeps happening to you, you see the same person over and over again, hear the same topic come up in conversations, or keep being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But what do these coincidences really mean? Featured Guests: Yann Iunga, Sandi Marx, Sam Dingman Are they just a sign from the universe or us just flipping the least unlikely coin?
53 minutes | May 19, 2020
Strangers are an inevitable part of our trip. Their presence is like oxygen: invisible but breathes life into our trips. These random interactions Being pointed in the right direction ( or often wrong) by someone sitting next to you on the bus. Sharing a dessert with someone you met on a tour Having a small laugh with the barista in a cafe Make a quick conversation with a cab driver who tells you where the best meal is in the city Sometimes even staying in a strangers home for the night Are what tend to define our trips. We will talk to travelers who have had their trips defined by the random acts of kindness they have experienced from around the world. Featured Guests: Anita Florez, Juan Pablo Villarino, Casey Fenton
62 minutes | May 12, 2020
er, it seems that when we travel to new lands, what we are afraid of is more that we don’t know our surroundings. We are unfamiliar with the customs, our surroundings, the cultural mannerisms, the speed of the city, or even how to order. Our discomfort in a new place can prick our brains to believe that mischief looms behind every door. But that’s not to say that these malevolent moments don’t happen. They do. We get our passports stolen, Hopelessly lost Pickpocketed Scammed Grabbed at Lied to These moments are part of the process. Our travels aren’t always filled with Instagram ready pictures, there are plenty of alarming moments in between. In this episode, we tell the stories we don’t want to share with new travelers. All of the fears that we have around travel will bubble to the service, and we will do our best to burst the misleading stories on how dangerous the world is. Featured Guests: What the Pho, Punk Dads Abroad, Adam Selbst, Dawn Fletcher
60 minutes | May 5, 2020
It isn't about the destination, it’s about the journey is one of the most overused, cliche, eye-roll sayings around travel. But it reminds us to not take for granted what gets us from point A to point B. The buses, the planes, the cars, the trains, the conductors and all of the wonderful and weird people you met along the way. But it is when we are on the move when we see the things we didn’t expect. The goat trees in morocco, the base of the Italian Alps, or meet you new travel buddy for the next week. There is some kind of magic that happens when we remove ourselves from comforts and willingly throw ourselves out into the abyss. Featured Guests: Everything Everywhere, Women on the Road, Sidewalk Safari, Why Wait to See the World
61 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Travel has a way of redefining our romantic needs and helps us expand more than our horizons. What can travel tell us about this silent connection. An eye glance or whiff of someone's pheromones can magnetize us to someone we might not normally be attracted to. We will talk to travelers who adjust their romantic needs, desire, chemistry, and commitment. Put some headphones in, this episode is not safe for work. Featured Guests: Jamie Brickhouse, Authentic Asheville, Brad Lawrence
65 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
The whiff of challah bread or bite into roasted corn can transport you back to journeys you had long ago. Nothing like food can stir a deep hunger within us to trekk thousands of miles to find the perfect spring roll. It not only motivates our travels but helps us understand where we are and who we are with. Invisible lines portion Moroccan tagine dishes, slurping noodles loudly is a high complement in Japan, while Mexicans are unable to eat anything without salsa on it. When we sit down at someone else's kitchen, we aren’t just enjoying their food we are enjoying their perspective on how to nourish our bodies. Food is an essential ingredient to having a rich experience abroad. It expands more than our waistlines. It expands how we understand each other and the cosmic soup we are all simmering in. Featured Guests: Dan Pashman ( The Sporkful), Jonathan Berg ( Master Chef) Daryl and Mindy Hirsch ( Two Food Trippers), Chris Lueke ( Pubcast World Wide), Ubish Yaren ( Cultura Nacional)
55 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Now comes the time that most travelers anticipate the most: the wandering. The musing through streets for hours, the hidden staircases, the gardens behind bookstores, and random conversations with locals. All of the things we find outside of the guide book make our trip. We enjoyed these surprises more because we had no expectation to find them. And arriving with expectations can only lead you to disappointment. Featured Guests: Amateur Traveler, Travels of Adam, Far From Home, Jessie Owens