Aaron Schlein - Dramatic Dad Podcast - Episode 4
Telling your story can put money in your pocket and inspire others.
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Aaron Schlein - Dramatic Dad Podcast - Episode 4
Telling your story can put money in your pocket and inspire others.
What are you waiting for?

Season 2: Dramatic Entrepreneurship

Season two features conversations with the travel industry's most successful entrepreneurs about what it takes to turn wanderlust into a profitable business.

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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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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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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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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Inspire your kids by living your own best life.

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

I know because I'm living it.

On the DRAMATIC DAD 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.