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Learn from myself and others how to create a dream life for your family by sharing your story with those who need to hear it. You'll also get a gritty look at the challenges of integrating entrepreneurship into family life.

What is your ONE story?

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You have a dramatic and captivating real-life story that can become the foundation of a personal brand business. Period. End of story.

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How to take criticism like a pro

Honest, genuine feedback is one of the best gifts a content creator can receive. Here’s my system for deciding what to do with constructive criticism.

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Your story can change lives (especially your own!)

You can put money in your pocket and help others by sharing your story. So what’s stopping you?

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BONUS: Moments that Mattered (Family Travel Radio episode)

Part five of Aaron’s Family Travel Radio podcast series recapping his family’s adventure through London and the UK. Learn more about Family Travel Radio at www.familytravel.org/radio

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BONUS: Family Accommodations in Britain (Family Travel Radio episode)

Part four of Aaron’s Family Travel Radio podcast series recapping his family’s adventure through London and the UK. Learn more about Family Travel Radio at www.familytravel.org/radio

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BONUS: Britain from Behind the Wheel (Family Travel Radio episode)

Part three of Aaron’s Family Travel Radio podcast series recapping his family’s adventure through London and the UK. Learn more about Family Travel Radio at www.familytravel.org/radio

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BONUS: A Day Trip to Stonehenge (Family Travel Radio episode)

Part two of Aaron’s Family Travel Radio podcast series recapping his family’s adventure through London and the UK. Learn more about Family Travel Radio at www.familytravel.org/radio

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BONUS: Exploring London with Kids (Family Travel Radio episode)

Part one of Aaron’s Family Travel Radio podcast series recapping his family’s adventure through London and the UK. Learn more about Family Travel Radio at www.familytravel.org/radio

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Intentional business

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Making money, networking, and taking it to the stage.

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A podcaster looks at 40

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My record-breaking college career, a trip down the wrong path, and how I rediscovered my passion.

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Dramatic change for a dream life

I used to think that dream lives filled with creativity and exploration were reserved for other people. They’re not.

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Location independence!: The Travis Sherry Story

A masterclass on location independence featuring Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts.

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Getting paid to speak: The Grant Baldwin Story

Grant Baldwin is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking businesses

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Tax tips for travel bloggers: The Mari Ramirez Story

CPA Mari Ramirez discusses how travel bloggers and other independent entrepreneurs can keep as much income as possible without ending up on the IRS’s naughty list. In this interview, Mari discusses exactly which expenses can and can not be written off. She also offers a primer for entrepreneurs considering forming an Limited Liability Company (LLC). CONNECT WITH…

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Accessible travel is my business: The Cory Lee Story

Cory Lee shares how he created his highly successful accessible travel blog, Curb Free with Cory Lee.

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The audacity to be a travel photographer: The Lola Akinmade Åkerström Story

In this personal and insightful interview, Lola Akinmade Åkerström shares her audacious journey from computer programmer to award-winning photographer and writer. Lola has photographed and dispatched from 60+ countries, and her work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, and many others. Lola also owns and runs Geotraveler Media – a multimedia and travel…

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Cheap flights are big business: The Scott Keyes Story

Scott’s Cheap Flights CEO and co-founder Scott Keyes shares in detail how he turned his passion for finding cheap flights into a multi-million dollar business (and a dream life for himself). Scott also discusses SCF’s humble beginnings, his current challenges as a CEO, and his customer-focused approach to growing the business. Scott’s Cheap Flights is a subscription service…

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TravelCon follow-up w/ Tianna Roser

Today, we’re catching up with Tianna Roser from GoSoloGirl.com. Tianna first appeared on the show in Episode 4.

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Benefits of podcasting start BEFORE you launch

If you’re launching a podcast—or even thinking about launching a podcast—consider these 10 benefits you can enjoy before you release your first episode.

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Sustainable travel & sustainable business: The Claudi Sult Story

Today, we chat with the inspiring Claudi Sult. Claudi is a life enthusiast and the founder of GreenMe Berlin— a cool city guide connecting travelers and locals with the local “green scene”. Through podcasts, maps, and events, Claudi inspires people to explore the city from a new, creative, and sustainable angle— showing that going green can be heaps of fun. Claudi and her team…

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TravelCon follow-up w/ Amanda Chay

Today, we catch up with entrepreneur Amanda Chay. Amanda is the founder of Wonderment, a wellness travel company specializing in “life-changing travel and wellness journeys.” Amanda discusses the progress she’s made after attending TravelCon—a conference that helps people develop profitable and sustainable careers in the travel industry. Amanda also chats about organizing Wonderment’s first trip, how she stays focused , and doing…

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The Ultimate Entrepreneurship Journey for Two: The HoneyTrek Story

In this episode, Mike & Anne Howard take us inside the business of the “World’s Longest Honeymoon.” Mike & Anne are the founders of HoneyTrek and the authors of Ultimate Journeys for Two—National Geographic’s first book on adventure travel for couples.  HoneyTrek has over 225,000 followers and has received international acclaim from the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, Brides,…

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TravelCon follow-up w/ Megan Vick

Today, we catch up with Megan Vick from ThreeStarTraveler.com after she attended TravelCon—a conference designed to help people learn the skills they need to develop a profitable and sustainable career in the travel industry. Megan was the very first guest on Dramatic Travels Entrepreneurs.

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Creating an unforgettable tour business: The Ryan Connolly Story

Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e — Ryan Connolly is the co-founder of a boutique travel company called Hidden Iceland that focuses on immersive travel experiences onto glaciers, behind waterfalls, and across to volcanic islands. In this interview, Ryan shares the best ways to find jobs while traveling, how to get (and not get) customers for…

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Finding the courage to do your own thing: The Patricia Serrano Story

Patricia Serrano is a travel blogger, travel host and film/video producer with a passion for one-of-kind life experiences and off-the-beaten path adventures. In this interview, Patricia discusses the courage needed to have a credible voice, working as a travel advisor, meditating to calm her her mind, and why you should date a girl who travels. Hailing from…

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Money earned & lessons learned: The Chris Oldfield Story

Chris Oldfield is the Community Manager for NomadicMatt.com, one of the largest travel blogs on the web. He is also the author of the best-selling travel book, The Dogs of Nam: Stories from the Road and Lessons Learned Abroad. In this interview, Chris shares how his passion for budget backpacking led to him managing one of the world’s largest online…

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Epic influencer marketing: The Brendan Gahan Story

Influencer marketing expert Brendan Gahan discusses the history & present state of influencer marketing, how to stand out when pitching brands,  and the power of ongoing partnerships. ABOUT BRENDAN Brendan Gahan is the founder of Epic Signal and works with Fortune 500 brands on their YouTube influencer and community building campaigns. Brendan is on the advisory board…

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Buying the time to grow your business: The John Bakator Story

Up-and-coming travel blogger John Bakator discusses the art of choosing the perfect domain name, the pros and cons of being a baby boomer in the travel industry, and a sure-fire way to meet interesting people at networking events. CONNECT WITH JOHN Web: BabyVroomers.com

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Monetizing a travel blog your own way: The Amanda Williams Story

Travel blogger Amanda Williams discusses authentic affiliate marketing, the myth that you have to be nomadic to write a good travel blog, and giving yourself permission to make money. RESOURCE Amanda’s online courses for travel bloggers ABOUT AMANDA Amanda Williams is the former-journalist-turned-blogger behind A Dangerous Business, a travel blog that aims to inspire people to…

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Finding the clarity to change your life: The John McKenzie Story

Aspiring travel blogger John McKenzie discusses stamp collecting as the origin of his travel inspiration, finding clarity about how to add value to the world, and building an online travel community. CONNECT WITH JOHN Web: Geoddgraphy.com

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BONUS: John Lee Dumas of EOFire

Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e This bonus episode features an interview with John Lee Dumas on the Dramatic Travels Family podcast. John the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. With over 2000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and…

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Creating 7-figure freedom: The Kate Erickson Story

— Kate Erickson discusses running a seven-figure business around a podcast, taking advantage of location independence, and how to relate to friends and family who don’t understand entrepreneurship,  — Kate is a creator, engager and implementer at Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award winning podcast where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. —…

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A Whirlwind Family Travel Journey

Enjoy this special peek at Family Travel Radio, the official podcast of the Family Travel Association. Subscribe to Family Travel Radio on Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast player. Visit Family Travel Radio at FamilyTravel.org/Radio. Andrea Ross from Wild Frontiers Travel guides us as we explore the majestic temple of Ankor Wat. We’ll also learn…

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Leverage your network and make more money: The Dr. Mark Wade Story

Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e – Dr. Mark Wade shares how to grow your email list, how to build your network, and how to monetize just about anything.   Dr. Mark went from a brick & mortar posture clinic to a multi-million online education business. With his brand HustleAndScale.com, Dr. Mark helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses with…

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Creating your own reality as an entrepreneur: The Anna Rova Story

Anna Rova is a writer, a podcaster, a yoga instructor and a location independent entrepreneur. Anna is the founder of Girlskill – an online media platform, publication and podcast empowering women to live a life of freedom, joy and creativity.   In this interview, Anna discusses how to create opportunities for yourself, how to be…

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Podcasting perks & pitfalls: The Chris Christensen Story

Chris Christensen’s podcast, The Amateur Traveler, has been downloaded millions of times. In this interview, Chris speaks candidly about the business side of his podcasting journey. Chris discusses various podcast monetization strategies, the importance of a content creation plan, and the incredible travel opportunities he’s been offered because of his podcast.  RESOURCES The Amateur Traveler Manifesto Things…

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Be vulnerable & give readers what they need most: The Kristin Addis Story

Travel blogger and photographer Kristin Addis shares her journey to becoming a top authority and influencer in solo female travel. Kristin discusses the importance of being vulnerable, how gratitude keeps her focused, and how listening to her audience helps her create the perfect products. RESOURCES Kristin’s Photo Muse Masterclass teaches you to take professional-level photos with you in them. Kristin’s…

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Transforming Young Lives Through Travel w/ Carmela Resuma of FLYTE

Please take a moment and visit DramaticTravels.com/FLYTE. Travel has the power to transform young lives, and dramatic life-changing travel experiences should not be reserved for the fortunate few. When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to have adults in my life who understood the value of travel. They got me out into the…

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Amping up affiliate marketing w/ Betsi Hill

Travel blogger Betsi Hill discusses the importance of being niche, hiring out your weaknesses, and taking affiliate marketing to the next level. Connect with Betsi at BetsiWorld.com —- If you are passionate about travel, and you want to use that passion to create a profitable business and a dream life—then this podcast is for you.…

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If you’re talking, you’re not learning w/ Brandon Neth

Brandon Neth discusses teaching English in Asia, ​creating a digital nomad lifestyle, and his great hair.

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Traveling for Life & Livelihood

In this episode, I’m thrilled to introduce you to two inspiring individuals. First up is the one and only Zack Klamn. Zack appeared on episode three of Dramatic Travels and was the second person I interviewed for the podcast. You’ll hear a conversation Zack and I had immediately after that interview, which took place back in January 2018. Zack…

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Rubbing elbows with the right people w/ Marisa Mohi

Marisa Mohi discusses how to find more travel opportunities, getting invited to bigger networking events, and the breakfast cereal she hopes to be an affiliate for someday.

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Getting paid to run wild w/ Jenny Heyside

Jenny Heyside discusses how to stand out on YouTube, how your content impacts how you feel about yourself, and truck stop affiliate programs. =)

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How do I get more traffic to my site? w/ Trang Pham-nguyen

Trang Pham-nguyen discusses how to get your first guest post, the struggle to get more traffic to your site, and the ways that travel changes you.

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Start somewhere & see where it takes you w/ Erin Stone

​Erin Stone is brand new to the travel space. Erin discusses exploring her options for starting a solo female travel blog (or podcast!) Where will the road take her?

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Optimizing a travel blog w/ Nathan Aguilera

Travel/food blogger Nathan Aguilera discusses optimizing a blog for SEO, working with an editor, and popular foods in Chania, Greece. Nathan eats and drinks his way across the globe while writing the blog Foodie Flashpacker.

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This girl is going solo! w/ Tianna Roser

New solo female travel blogger Tianna Roser discusses how to monetize your blog, content creation strategy, and her personal story behind her newly launched travel blog, Go Solo Girl.

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Show people who you really are w/ Megan Lundquist

​Megan Lundquist is the owner of Legit Trips, a company that curates unique trips for “smart, adventurous professionals” — If you are passionate about travel, and you want to use that passion to create a profitable business and a dream life—then this podcast is for you. Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e

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Life isn’t meant to be perfect w/ Amanda Chay

Amanda Chay is the creator of Wonderment, a company that guides others to lead healthy lifestyles while simultaneously investing in themselves and contributing back to life through travel. — If you are passionate about travel, and you want to use that passion to create a profitable business and a dream life—then this podcast is for…

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How Do I Build a Travel Tribe? w/ Megan Vick

Blogger Megan Vick shares her struggles in tribe building, SEO, and branding. Check out Megan’s blog at ThreeStarTraveler.com. — Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e If you are passionate about travel, and you want to use that passion to create a profitable business and a dream life—then this podcast is for you.

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Kids are a Trip! w/ Kirsten Maxwell

Kirsten Maxwell is a freelance travel writer, photographer, and social media influencer based in Chicago. Kirsten is the owner of Kids Are A Trip, a travel website inspiring families to explore the world with their children. She is also a Travelocity and Moon Travel Guides Ambassador. After traveling with her family for 15 years, she has learned to…

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Travel Industry Entrepreneurship Starts Here!

If you are passionate about travel, and you want to use that passion to create a profitable business and a dream life—then this podcast is for you. Your dream life begins DramaticTravels.com/e

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The Power of Bucket Lists w/ Dr. Mark Wade

ABOUT DR. MARK ​Dr. Mark Wade has traveled 38 of the 50 states and more than 30 countries.   He’s also lived in Italy, Croatia, Island of Sardegna, and now Puerto Rico.   Dr. Mark T Wade has two doctorates. He went from a brick & mortar clinic to a multi-million online education business.   He is also…

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Don’t Make Me Pull Over! w/ “King of the Road Trip” Richard Ratay

RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: Don’t Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip Music Venue: The Surf Ballroom Book: The Next Exit Museum: The Henry Ford ABOUT RICHARD RATAY ​ Richard Ratay describes himself as the “King of the Road Trip,” especially those classic family road trips of yesteryear. Rich recently published…

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Travel Creates Resourceful Kids w/ Jason Jenkins

RESOURCES MENTIONED  Book: Songlines by Bruce Chatwin Book: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari Gadget: Noise canceling headphones The “World’s Best City”: San Miguel de Allende ABOUT JASON Jason Jenkins writes about art, music, food, cameras, travel and parenting.   Jason is the man behind An Epic Education and the Epic Education Radio podcast.   He’s been living…

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For the love of travel w/ Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler

RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: Poland by James Michner Tool: Maps.Me Community: Lonely Planet’s Thorntree Forum Community: Trip Advisor Forum Community: Gary’s Arndt’s Everything Everywhere Facebook group ABOUT CHRIS Chris Christensen is the host of the Amateur Traveler, which is an award winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast,…

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Feminine Energy & Passionate Travel w/ Anna Rova

ABOUT ANNA ROVA ​Anna Rova is a writer, podcaster, yoga instructor, and location independent entrepreneur. Together with her husband, Anna has travelled the world full-time writing her personal blog, recording her podcast, practicing yoga and spreading love and positivity. Anna is the founder of GirlSkill – an online media platform, publication and podcast empowering women…

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Riding for Your Life w/ Leah Misch

RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed ABOUT LEAH After escaping an abusive relationship Leah Misch adopted the motto “You Go Girl” as she continued a journey of overcoming adversities, breaking through barriers, and achieving her life goals. From completing her first 5k while overcoming morbid obesity…

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Dishing About Family Travel, Pt 2 w/ Sarah Duignan

This is part two of my chat with Sarah Duignan. Part one is available here. RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh ABOUT SARAH DUIGNAN ​ Sarah Duignan is a mother, a PhD candidate, and the host of AnthroDish, a weekly podcast about food, culture, and identity. Sarah lives in Toronto, Canada and she is…

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Dishing About Family Travel, Pt 1 w/ Sarah Duignan

This is part one of my chat with Sarah Duignan. Part two is available here. RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh ABOUT SARAH DUIGNAN ​ Sarah Duignan is a mother, a PhD candidate, and the host of AnthroDish, a weekly podcast about food, culture, and identity. Sarah lives in Toronto, Canada and she…

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The Highest Place on Earth w/ David Mauro

RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: The Altitude Journals by David Mauro Book: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott —– ABOUT DAVID MAURO ​ ​David is a father, writer, blogger, certified financial planner, and actor. David writes for Adventures Northwest Magazine and blogs extensively on topics ranging from mountain climbing to why sardines are safe. David recently released a book…

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Want what you don’t know exists w/ Brianna Zajicek

RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss Podcast Episode: Lessons learned traveling the world – The Tim Ferriss Show Episode #315 Gadget: Mobile phone backup battery Podcast: The One-year project – Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, & Spotify ———- GUEST BIO ​Brianna Zajicek is an 8-figure entrepreneur and researcher who built and sold multiple companies only to…

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Travel on my mind w/ the Third Eye Mom

CATCHING UP WITH A NEW OLD FRIEND Enjoy this short but powerful clip from from my conversation I had with Nicole Melancon from ThirdEyeMom.com. Nicole will always have a special place in my heart because she was my very first guest on Dramatic Travels. The conversation you’ll hear today was the first time Nicole and I had…

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More travel for less money? Yes, please!

There are a ton of great resources out there to help you save money on air travel. On today’s episode I share one of my favorites. —– Dramatic Travels Daily is your small but powerful daily dose of travel inspiration.. If travel is important to you, then you have to think about traveling…every single day.…

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Living like a traveler

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“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert Runes This quote is powerful for me because it is a clear reminder that I’m a different person when I travel that I am when I’m at home. —– Dramatic Travels Daily is your small but powerful daily…

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Bikini birthday & Paris’ underground treasure – July 5, 2018

It July the 5th. On this very day in 1946, the bikini went on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show in Paris, France. The bikini debut is one of thousands of fun facts about Paris. In the immortal words of Audrey Hepburn…”Paris is always a good idea.” —– Dramatic Travels Daily is your…

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Independence Day in the USA

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A brief history history of one of America’s longest running Independence Day traditions and places to celebrate on the 4th of July. —– Dramatic Travels Daily is your small but powerful daily dose of travel inspiration.. f travel is important to you, then you have to think about traveling…every single day. Dramatic Travels Daily is…

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Rick Steves shares some sweet family travel memories

Rick Steves shares sweet family travel memories in this Twitter post from May 2018.   ——   Dramatic Travels Daily is your small but powerful daily dose of travel inspiration. Dramatic Travels Daily helps you keep travel top-of-mind, no matter how hectic life gets.

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Samantha Brown talks family travel

July 2, 2018 – Samantha Brown shares priceless family travel advice with Aaron Schlein at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. —– Is travel important to you? Then you have to think about traveling…every single day. Dramatic Travels Daily is here to help you do just that. Dramatic Travels Daily delivers an exciting,…

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Nomadic Matt & Daily travel inspiration

FLYTE UPDATE! In every single episode of Dramatic Travels, you’ve heard me mention FLYTE. FLYTE is non-profit that helps provide a global education to underserved youth by taking them on transformational trips. Just last week, students from Victor, Montana returned from a FLYTE-sponsored trip to Guatemala. That life-changing trip for these students, who live in…

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Meaningful family adventures, Pt.2 w/ Patricia Monahan

Aaron Schlein chats with Patricia Monahan on episode 19 of Dramatic Travels Family. Patricia is a mom, a traveler, an adventurer and the founder of Our Whole Village, a travel company that curates meaningful family adventures. RESOURCES Book: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Blog post: Parent Like a Traveler Blog post: Traveling Travelers Thing…

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Meaningful family adventures, Pt.1 w/ Patricia Monahan

This is part one of my chat with Patricia Monahan. Patricia is a mom, a traveler, an adventurer and the founder of Our Whole Village, a travel company that curates meaningful family adventures. Part two is available here. RESOURCES Book: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Blog post: Parent Like a Traveler HIGHLIGHTS (2:25) Changing…

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BONUS: What they don’t tell you about eating 13 hot dogs in one sitting

What’s the hardest thing about consuming 13 hot dogs in one sitting? It’s not what you think… In this bonus episode, Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights reveals the secret to obtaining and consuming 13 hot dogs at a baseball game. ———- Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron…

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Family travel takes flight, Pt.2 w/ Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

Aaron Schlein chats with Scott Keyes (@scottscheapflights). Scott is the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, which you can find at ScottsCheapFlights.com. Full episode notes at DramaticTravels.com/018 RESOURCES MENTIONED Blog post: Making your family travel dreams take flight Online community: Scott’s Cheap Flights Facebook group Website: Atlas Obscura YouTube Channel: Where the hell is Matt? HIGHLIGHTS (0:40)…

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Family travel takes flight, Pt.1 w/ Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

Aaron Schlein chats with Scott Keyes. Scott is the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, which you can find at ScottsCheapFlights.com. Full episode notes at DramaticTravels.com/018 RESOURCES MENTIONED Blog post: Making your family travel dreams take flight Website: Atlas Obscura YouTube Channel: Where the hell is Matt? EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS (4:55) Helping people all day everyday (5:30) 12-14…

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Travel like a maverick, Pt.2 w/ Emily Gaudreau

Emily Gaudreau is the mother of four and the wife of one. Emily is the host of How To Raise a Maverick, a podcast where she explores the challenges of raising kids with work ethic, grit, and empathy…so they become adults with a strong moral core and lust for life. RESOURCES Book: Free-Range Kids, How to…

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Travel like a maverick, Pt.1 w/ Emily Gaudreau

Aaron Schlein chats with Emily Gaudreau. Emily is the mother of four and the wife of one. Emily is the host of How To Raise a Maverick, a podcast where she explores the challenges of raising kids with work ethic, grit, and empathy–so they become adults with a strong moral core and lust for life.…

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Travel & your child’s intellectual development, Pt.3 w/ Dan Louzonis

Aaron Schlein chats with Dan Louzonis. ​Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City. RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: The New Global Student by Maya Frost Book: The Underground History of American Education Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories” EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Full show notes at www.DramaticTravels.com/016 (0:00) Visit DramaticTravels.com/FLYTE to learn…

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Travel & your child’s intellectual development, Pt.2 w/ Dan Louzonis

Aaron Schlein chats with Dan Louzonis. ​Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City. RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: The New Global Student by Maya Frost Book: The Underground History of American Education Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories” EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Full show notes at www.DramaticTravels.com/016 (1:10) Daniel found Istanbul…

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Travel & your child’s intellectual development, Pt.1 w/ Dan Louzonis

Aaron Schlein chats with Dan Louzonis. ​Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City. RESOURCES MENTIONED Book: The New Global Student by Maya Frost Book: The Underground History of American Education Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories” EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Full show notes at www.DramaticTravels.com/016 (4:15) Dan didn’t travel…

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Finding the courage for your next adventure w/ Melody Schreiber

Aaron Schlein chats with Melody Schreiber. Melody is a freelance journalist who has reported from nearly every continent. Now she’s exploring her hometown of Washington, DC with her family. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook Hawaii Revealed Guidebooks Blog post: “Your memories are in the mail” EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Full show notes at www.dramatictravels.com/015 (2:40)…

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Defining yourself through travel, Pt.2 w/ Doree Simon

Full episode notes available at www.DramaticTravels.com/014 Aaron Schlein chats with Doree Simon. Doree is a filmmaker and producer whose passion projects focus on cause-related content — mostly documentaries. Doree also manages a  team of producers and filmmakers within the media house at Matador Network, a travel content company. Check out Doree’s work, including the film In…

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Defining yourself through travel, Pt.1 w/ Doree Simon

Aaron Schlein chats with Doree Simon. Doree is a filmmaker and producer whose passion projects focus on cause-related content – mostly documentaries. Doree also manages a relatively large team of producers and filmmakers within the media house at Matador Network, a travel content company. Check out Doree’s work, including the film In Her Shoes, at…

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Waving the family travel banner, Pt.2 w/ Rainer Jenss

This is part two of my chat with Rainer Jenss. Part one is available here. Aaron Schlein chats with Rainer Jenss. Rainer is a former 13-year veteran and VP at the National Geographic Society and now the President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. ———- Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by…

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Waving the family travel banner, Pt.1 w/ Rainer Jenss

This is part one of my chat with Rainer Jenss. Part two is available here. Aaron Schlein chats with Rainer Jenss. Rainer is a former 13-year veteran and VP at the National Geographic Society and now the President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. ———- Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted…

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Turning everything into an adventure, Pt.2 w/ Lisa Dorenfest

This is part two of my chat with Lisa Dorenfest. Part one is available here. Lisa Dorenfest is a sailor & visual storyteller. Lisa’s wanderlust has taken her to 38 counties, across two oceans and into a third, offering her a distinctive view into a variety of cultures, remote and urban. She is currently sailing in Sri…

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Turning everything into an adventure, Pt.1 w/ Lisa Dorenfest

This is part one of my chat with Lisa Dorenfest. Part two is available here. Lisa Dorenfest is a sailor & visual storyteller. Lisa’s wanderlust has taken her to 38 countries, across two oceans and into a third, offering her a distinctive view into a variety of cultures, remote and urban. She is currently sailing in…

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Taking your kids outside their comfort zone w/ Caz Makepeace

]Aaron Schlein chats with Caz Makepeace of yTravelBlog.com Caz is an entrepreneur, writer, traveler and co-Founder of ytravelblog.com, a media platform that helps people travel more and create better memories. Visit DramaticTravels.com/011 for show notes and resources. ———- Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron chats with the world’s…

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Dramatic gratitude w/ John Lee Dumas of EOFire.com

This is a special episode! It’s been six months since my Dramatic Travels journey began. A lot has happened, and there are so many things to be grateful for. I need to express my most sincere gratitude to my friends and family who have supported me so beautifully on this journey. Especially my wife who…

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Finding kindness in every corner of the world w/ Elizabeth Atalay

Aaron Schlein chats with Elizabeth Atalay in episode 9 of Dramatic Travels. Elizabeth is a digital media producer who lives in New England with her husband and four kids. She is the founder of DocuMama.org and is the Managing Editor for World Moms Network. Elizabeth has worked on social media campaigns for non-profits such as…

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Seeing the world again through a child’s eyes w/ Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet is the founder of JohnnyJet.com, where he shares travel deals and tips–everything from finding cheap flights to maximizing your credit card points. Johnny hosted a television special on The Travel Channel and was recently named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Travel Influencers for 2017. ———- Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast…

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Where you live isn’t how the world is w/ Mark Wyld

Aaron Schlein chats with Mark Wyld on episode 007 of the Dramatic Travels Podcast. Mark is a family travel blogger along with his wife, Bec and their daughters, Willow and Marley. On their blog, WyldFamilyTravel.com the Wylds share their unique perspectives on affordable family travel destinations, attractions, and accommodations. When the Wylds aren’t travelling, you…

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Exploring the world with your family w/ Tamara Gruber

Aaron Schlein interviews Tamara Gruber, a family travel blogger at We3Travel.com and co-host of the Vacation Mavens podcast where she shares destination information and travel tips to help make family travel planning easier. Tamara and her family are passionate about exploring the world — one trip at a time. They love finding emerging destinations, having cultural/educational experiences, adventuring…

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A lifetime of massive travel memories w/ Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker has been in travel public relations for 10 years working at small and large agencies for brands like Singapore Airlines, Hilton Luxury Brands, Expedia, and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. In the last two years, Jessica began freelance consulting to live the laptop life. She got involved with Travel Massive more than five…

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Love who your kids are becoming w/ Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo

Eric Stoen is the man behind the travel blog TravelBabbo.com. He is passionate about family travel and in inspiring parents to take their kids everywhere. Eric won Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s Photo of the Year in 2012. Forbes named Eric the 4th most influential traveler in the world in 2017. Dramatic Travels is an inspirational…

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BONUS: Behind the scenes fun with Nicole Melancon

This bonus episode of the Dramatic Travels podcast features some fun behind-the-scenes moments from Aaron’s interview with Nicole Melancon. You’ll hear Aaron struggle to pronounce Nicole’s last name as well as some fun post-interview chit-chat. Enjoy!

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Be the best character in your travel stories w/ Zack Klamn

Aaron Schlein is joined by Zack Klamn of TacksOnAMap.com. Zack is a dad who’s been lucky enough to see much of this amazing world – nearly 60 countries and counting! Zack began writing about his travel adventures as a hobby. He turned pro in 2015 with the launch of TacksOnAMap.com. Zack’s travel writing emphasizes inspiration…

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Traveling the world and inspiring your kids w/ Nicole Melancon of Third Eye Mom – Ep2

Nicole Melancon is a freelance journalist, blogger, and social good advocate. Nicole began her blog, Third Eye Mom, in 2010 after a life-changing trip to Nepal where she trekked the Annapurna circuit with her father. Landing in India, she received her “third eye”, which symbolizes wisdom. It reinforced her strong belief that you must view…

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New to Dramatic Travels? Start here!

Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron chats with the world’s most passionate and influential travelers who share emotionally-charged memories of the people and places that inspired them to travel and changed their lives forever. This is the very first episode of Dramatic Travels. You’ll get to know your…

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The Aaron Schlein Story - Don't keep the story to yourself - AaronSchlein.com

Sharing your personal story can help you make money, meet influential people, and build stronger relationships with your family.

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On the AARON SCHLEIN STORY podcast, you'll learn from myself and others how to create a dream life for your family by sharing your story with those who need to hear it.

It's also a gritty look at the challenges of integrating entrepreneurship into family life. 

By sharing my successes and failures in real time, I can help you build you network, expand your influence, and monetize your expertise through storytelling.