Ep13 - When in WALES

If you’ve had the incredible opportunity to study abroad, you may relate to that feeling of fulfillment that comes with it; that you’ve found a new place to call “home". For Dr. Maggie Parke, abroad ‘home' was the small city of Bangor, Wales. Her overseas experience was so powerful that she was back to the UK in no time. 

Now an International Education Officer at Bangor University, Maggie shares what to expect when you take on the expat life, how students can maximize their own experiences abroad, and of course what makes Wales so magical (aside from all the castles). 

Ep12- Welcome to My Palace: PRAGUE's Noble Family

The story is something out of a fairy tale: Typical American family, happily settled in Boston, gets called upon to collect their ancestors’ royal fortune in Europe. For the Lobkowicz clan, this is was indeed real life.  

Today, William Lobkowicz Jr. shares what it’s like to call a 40,000 square-foot castle home. His family has been a part of Czech nobility for 1000 years. All of their possessions were lost to the Nazi’s- and then again to communists. In Prague, the beautiful Lobkowicz Palace that looms over the city is one of 13 restored castles, now hosting a collection of paintings, musical scores (including Beethoven’s original sheet music) and old firearms. William's personal account on the family's history and palace, which otherwise would have just been another building, brings Prague even more to life.

Ep10 - IRELAND: Heritage, Pubs, and St. Paddy's Day

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, today we're getting the full Irish experience! I'm joined by special guest Stephen McPhilemy- certified Ireland guru with near 20 years of tour guide experience, as well as starting his own tour company, hostel and now a B&B.

We discuss Ireland's deep culture & traditions, including the country’s struggle to keep Irish Gaelic alive, and share fun stories such as past hostel experiences (bed bugs, anyone?) and St. Paddy's Day shenanigans in Dublin. If you enjoyed my interview with UpRoxx writer Steve Bramucci, you'll love this one. Sláinte! 


LINKS & NOTES: 

Irish Short film: Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom
Milltown House - Dingle
Essential Ireland Tours 

This episode brought to you by "Andy Steves' Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget"
Music by AudioJungle
 

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Ep6 - 95 Countries Down: How to Travel the World for a Living

I’m sure we’d all love to be friends with the guy who breaks Guinness travel records as a hobby. This is how today’s guest, Drew Goldberg, aka travel expert Drew Binsky spends his spare time, already making his mark by traveling to the most UNESCO sites in 24 hours.

Thousands of millennials are already familiar with Drew, especially his social media profiles. He’s consistently ranked as THE top travel account (he’s even been called “the king”) of Snapchat, and with over 200,000 fans total, He's kinda a big deal in the travel world. Drew is supporting himself through sponsorships and travel gigs to achieve his goal to hit all 195 countries before turning 30. He’s 25 now and at 95 countries so far, so is well on his way. 

If you enjoyed the Nomadic Matt episode, you’ll love this one.  
 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT: 

- How Drew started traveling with study abroad (and hasn't stopped since)
- From nightlife blog (The Hungry Partier) to established resource (Drew Binsky)
- Breaking the world record: Visiting the most UNESCO World Heritage site in 24 hours
- What it takes to create (and maintain) a successful travel brand
 

LINKS & NOTES: 

Web: Drewbinsky.com
Facebook: Drew Binsky
Instagram: @DrewBinsky

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