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Travel Freedom Podcast

Become Location Independent: The Travel Freedom Podcast is a travel lifestyle podcast that teaches listeners how to travel for the best possible price and how to create enough online income through blogging in order to live and travel overseas as much as they want. We interview digital nomads about how they make money online. You will also be able to follow our progress from making our first hundred dollars to making a full time living online. We also visit different destinations and discuss how to travel anywhere for less than staying home - and have a much better time doing it! We find the most affordable food and fun things to do and speak to local experts about the best off the beaten track experiences. Visit www.travelfreedompodcast.com
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Mar 7, 2018

The Stories behind Mexico's most famous dish: Tacos. This is the first part of our 2 part pilot release. 
Get ready for Foodie Info-tainment!

"The Dish" is a new food/travel podcast from Tommo & Megsy, in which we explore the stories behind the world's most famous dishes. For more info, head to https://foodfuntravel.com/thedish/

In this episode you will learn:

  • How tacos became a dish - and when.
  • What was the first ever taco style? (We go eat it, live!)
  • A roundup of some of Mexico's tastiest taco styles
  • What was the largest & most expensive taco in the world?

We keep things fun, light and tasty from start to finish!

Featuring Taco Professional & Food Historian, Jeffrey Pilcher (University of Toronto)

Get the full show notes at https://foodfuntravel.com/001 + a list of 24 amazing tacos from around the world, submitted by food/travel bloggers.

Part 2 is available to our patron subscribers now for early access. Part 2 & the rest of season 1 will be published to the public all at once in April / May 2018

Feb 29, 2016

FULL SHOW NOTES:

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/069

 

Summary:

From the insanely busy walking markets to the surprising abundance of Thai-Western fusion food, Chiang Mai has got a little bit of everything for the modern digital nomad. We find food, fun and even some classic Thai luxury, in part one of our two part Chiang Mai Podcast.

Feb 15, 2016

Full Show Notes: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/067

 

Summary:

Hong Kong is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. We delight our tastebuds with everything from down and dirty local cantonese food, to up market French tapas. We wash it back with a healthy serving of wine at the international wine and spirits show.

Including:

  • Egg Tarts
  • Bowrington Food Market
  • BBQ Honey Pork & Goose!
  • Alchemy Dine in the dark
  • Aqua Luna Harbour Tours
  • Mr Wong's Unlimited Food & Wine Buffet
  • The International Wine & Spirits Fair

 

Feb 1, 2016

Full Show notes: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/065

 

Summary:

We spent one month in Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic west coast. We explore some of the most "freshest" local food markets in the world, discover the winding backstreets and history of the medina and find a local massage that was more than we bargained for...

Topics:

  • Shopping for the freshest raw chicken - So fresh it's still warm!
  • The history behind The Essaouira Medina and fortress
  • The largest lounge we've had in an apartment - ever! Only $350 a month.
  • Kitesurfing on the atlantic coast
  • The massage of death!
  • Amazing fruit and veg markets and the secret to finding good tagine in Morocco
Dec 21, 2015

Full article and show notes: www.travelfreedompodcast.com

 

Summary:

16 countries across 2 continents… We've experienced and eaten a lot! Today our favourites (and least favourites) in food, attractions, journeys, destinations, accommodation, drinks and more! Could we have eaten the best burger in the world in 2015? Time to find out.

Dec 7, 2015

Full show notes: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/061

 

SUMMARY: We visit a traditional micro brewery, eat schnitzel and sausages filled with cheese, ride a Segway through a storm and talk wine and Christmas markets with Helena from Vienna Tourism.

 

  • Get christmassy with over 22 permanent christmas markets annually in Vienna as well as plenty of pop-up markets that appear every year.
  • Vienna is the only Capital in the world with a large wine production within it's city limits.
  • Alternative Coffee culture - and historic coffee culture added to the UNESCO intangible cultural protected list in 2011
  • We eat Sausage stuffed with cheese!
  • We try some unexpected home made beers, including hemp beer and chilli beer.
  • We get caught in a storm on our Segway tour.
  • Schnitzel! Of course.
  • A Viennese pastry shop run by retirees - they have the best recipes!
Oct 26, 2015

Full Show Notes:

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/059

Summary:

In January 2015 we switched to carry on only with sub 10KG (22lbs) in our carry on backpacks. We discuss the ups and downs of minimalist travel as well as our ultimate minimalist wish list for if we were starting from scratch again as digital nomads.

 

Oct 12, 2015

FULL SHOW NOTES AND TRANSCRIPT: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/057

Summary:

 

We ride the most uncomfortable form of transport ever devised by man into the Sand Dunes of the Sahara desert on the Moroccan-Algerian border, near Merzouga, Morocco. We eat Berber pizza, try the famed Berber whisky, and try our hand at sand-boarding.

Sep 28, 2015

FULL SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/055

 

Summary:

We head to Amritsar, India to visit India's most visited attraction and end up accidentally discovering the best Indian bread on this planet! Plus, surprisingly bendy soldiers at the India-Pakistan border ceremony.

Sep 14, 2015

FULL SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/053

Summary:

Giant beers, hearty food and a fairy tale castle that inspired Disney. Oktoberfest is just around the corner but Munich is a year round destination with a lot to offer no matter when you visit. We discover Food, Fun & Adventure in Bavaria's Capital, without the Oktoberfest crowds.

Aug 31, 2015

Full Show Notes:

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/051

 

Summary:

We stumble across a traditional backstreet restaurant, in the heart of Barcelona, where the owners make you instantly part of the family. Discuss Barcelona's place as a digital nomad hub. We podcast from 1000 meters from a hot air balloon in Barcelona province. Plus, everything you'll ever need to know about olive oil!

 

Topics:

  • Do old style family restaurants still exist in the tourist centre of Barcelona? Yes! We find one by accident and get a hear warming family welcome.
  • The 10 euro lunch menu with way too much wine!
  • We discuss the top reasons Barcelona is a great digital nomad hub
  • Pickpocketing and crime risks in Barcelona
  • Cost of living
  • Alternative parts of the city that are ideal to stay in long term
  • Cava for brunch
  • Amazing tapas bites you just can't find in the tourist restaurants
  • We fly over Barcelona province in a hot air Balloon!
  • The truth about the Extra virgin olive oil you are getting back home
Aug 17, 2015

Full shownotes at:

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/049

 

Summary

It's easy to get overweight eating so much yummy food on the road. Our top tips for staying fit while traveling. Plus, we visit Seville, Spain, eat incredible crispy Octopus, discover the secret flamenco that the tourists don't see and try Sangria with an unexpected ingredient!

 

Topics:
 

 

  • Staying fit on the road.
  • Visiting The largest Gothic Cathedral in the world
  • Octopus and craft beer in Mercado Triana
  • The secret history of Seville's Flamenco tradition plus how to see authentic Flamenco today.
  • Spiced up Sangria that hits the spot
  • Spanish story corner - I bet you can't wait to here my Spanish accent.

 

Aug 3, 2015

FULL SHOW NOTES: 

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/047

 

Summary: International travelers generally choose Vienna & Salzburg as their "must visit" destinations in Austria. But, the historic summer capital, Innsbruck has a lot more to offer the food, fun and adventure seeker than you'd expect. We eat spleen soup, grey cheese, strudel, and other traditional Tyrolean dishes. Plus we visit the epic Hofburg Palace.
 
 
 
Topics:
 
  • History of Strudel
  • Lots of sausage! Even Sausage with cheese in.
  • We sit down to dinner with Peter from Innsbruck tourism to discuss history and food of Innsbruck and Austria
  • You won't always find the most unique dishes on the English menu
  • We try some of the more unusual local foods including a spleen soup and grey cheese in oil and vinegar
  • We visit the historic Hofburg palace
  • Kase Spatzle is yum!
  • Winter and summer activities in Innsbruck
  • The traditional microwbrew scene in Austria
  • Festivals and jazz in Innsbruck
Jul 20, 2015

SHOW NOTES: 

www.travelfreedompodcast.com/045

Summary:

New to using AirBnB? We answer concerns and offer tips and tricks to stay safe and get the most out of your experience. We visit Asia's most flamboyant festival, Masskara in Bacolod. Plus, what it's like to sleep in a 300 bed dorm on a party ferry.

 
Topics:
 

 

  • Money saving Feature: AirBnB FAQs, tips and tricks.
  • Tips for getting a safe property and getting discounts (AirBnB)
  • Travel Features: The Masskara festival, Philippines & Staying in a 300 bed dorm.
  • A whole duck for $7 in Bucharest?
  • The return of story corner...

 

AirBnB $25 Discount: http://www.travelfreedompodcast.com/air

World Nomads Insurance: http://www.travelfreedompodcast.com/worldnomads

 

Jul 6, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/043

We explore Budapest's Street art scene and the ruin bars of district 7 (including the famous "Szimpla Kert"). We stay at Retox and discover what it's like to stay or work at a party hostel - mental! Plus we eat a traditional Hungarian 2 course lunch for only 3 euros

 

Topics:
 

 

  • Budapest's Ruin Bars
  • Street Art in Budapest
  • What it's like to work in a party hostel
  • The unexpected American food revolution in Budapest
  • Goulash and how to find a 3 Euro, 2 course lunch menu

 

Jun 22, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/041

 

We reveal our latest travel tip that just completely changed and improved our travel experience and saved us from being homeless. And, anyone can implement this. Plus we chat with Betty from Bratislava tourism and explore the history, food and wine of Europe's "Little-big city"

 

  • Feature: The best travel tip we have discovered in over 2 years and how it saved us from being stuck in a dorm with the loudest snorer on earth.
  • Interview: Betty from Bratislava tourism (LINK)
  • Food: Pierogi, Bratislava nut rolls and much more!
Jun 8, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/039

 

We discover traditional czech food, the unexpected micro-brewery scene of Prague and that the city has a lot more to offer the adventure traveller within minutes of the city centre than you'd ever know! Plus - A UNESCO site without the tourists...

 

Topics
 
We Interview Local Adventure Mountain Biker Fillipo Mari about adventure travel activities in the city, Jazz bars, Unesco sites without the tourists and, of course, czech food!
 
We Visit the Czech Beer festival and local Micro Breweries
 
We cook in the Chef Parade Cooking school - A few weeks after Jamie Oliver was there cooking
 
We stay at the Sir Toby's Boutique Hostel:  - 10% off your stay with the code "mytravelfreedom" and at any other hostel that is part of the Sir Toby's Group.
 
 
Jun 4, 2015

We are Switching to a once a week format From June 1st. Money Mondays & Travel Mondays will alternate until further notice. So listen in Monday 8th June for our first "Travel Mondays" episode. And then Join us again on Monday 15th June for the next money mondays Episode.

Due to our busy schedule we just don't have time to produce two episodes a week right now to the level of quality that we want. So, we hope, by producing less episodes we can raise the standard for what we publish.

Thanks for listening, your feedback is always welcome.

May 28, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/037

How we kept our costs so low in Mongolia. We interview Meg from Ulaanbaatar about her favourite places in Mongolia and some of the most unusual superstitions. Plus: How we discovered the local festivals that even the tour operators don't know about.

Topics:
 

 

  • Feature: How we travelled Mongolia east to west for only $33 per person per day.
  • Interview: Meg from Megmongolia.com chats about some of her favourite places in Mongolia and some of  the most unusual superstitions.
  • Find & visit the Local Naadam festivals for Free!

 

May 21, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/035

Topics:

  • How to stay with a real nomad family, not in a tourist Ger.
  • Breaking down in the middle of the Gobi Desert - When travel to remote areas goes wrong.
May 14, 2015

SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/033

We experience gravity on a whole new level with a 50 second free fall in EmpuriaBrava. Costa Brava expert Jaume Marin, shares some of the reasons the catalonian region of spain should be on your travel bucket list. Plus, we go to prison in Castello d'Empuries.

 

  • Feature Topic: Getting chucked out of a plane has been one of the most adrenaline intense experiences of our lives.
  • Local Interview: Jaume Marin, head of Costa Brava (Spain) tourism.
  • Fun/Travel: We visit the small, lesser known walled town of Castello d'Empuries and end up in prison...
May 7, 2015

SHOW NOTES: travelfreedompodcast.com/031

 

A better life for a fraction of the price? SE Asia on $7 a day, the real cost of Asia that the tourism agents don't want you to know about. A meal for 2 on the beach for $4, PLUS: How to beat the police and motorbike scams.

 

Topics:
 
  • Feature: Asia on $7-$15 per person per day.
  • Story Corner: Motorbikes of death! The realities of hiring a scooter in Cambodia - Plus how to beat the scams.
  • $5 food: Beach meal

 

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Apr 30, 2015

SHOWNOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/029

Meeting new people is part of the travel experience. But how do you connect with new people easily in unfamiliar territory? We give you our top 5 tips. Plus, we visit the Capital of the Republic of Macedonia and discover amazing breakfast for a dollar as well as exploring the amazing value at the Bit Pazaar

  • Feature: 5 Ways to make friends on the road
  • Destination - We visit Skopje, the capital of FYROM (Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia)
  • $5 food: Burek
  • $5 Fun: Old town, Bit Pazaar markets

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Apr 23, 2015

SHOW NOTES: http://www.travelfreedompodcast.com/027

At $22 per person per day, full time travel has cost about half what living and working in Australia used to cost us. We explain all of our expenses in detail so you can emulate our success. What have we spent our money on? What was good value for money?

Topics: 
  • Feature: Psychologists prove why an experience based lifestyle will make you happier than 
  • Main Topic: 2 years of budget data. How much have we spent and what we have spent it on. Learn how our $22 per person per day budget has been spent.
  • What have been the biggest expenses. Where should we have spent more, where could we have spent less?

 

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Apr 16, 2015

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SHOW NOTES: www.travelfreedompodcast.com/025

In this Marrakesh Podcast episode:

We discuss: Our everyday method for getting cheaper flights. Plus, this week we are in Marrakech, morocco. Our safety expert Phil Sylvester gives us some top tips for staying safe in Morocco and we drink amazing spiced tea!

  • Feature: An everyday method for Getting the cheapest flights - no miles, points, scams or standby rates.
  • Interview: Phil From World Nomads - Safety in Morocco
  • $5 Food: Cake & Spiced Tea
  • $5 Fun: Sunset at the Jamaa El Fna with overpriced tea.
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