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Reframe Your Mind Around Travel (with Mollie Krengel)

Today’s guest, Mollie Krengel, founder of Wild Bum and Wild Hive and a warrior for living life with more adventure & meaning, thinks that we need to reframe our minds around travel and has one simple tip to help you do just that – just get out and start exploring. Traveling isn’t always about a big lavish trip but is about the experience and how that experience changes you even if you only travel a few miles from your home. And spoiler, you don’t need a big budget to do so.

How to travel on any budget

What You’ll Learn

  • Why are we not using our vacation days every year
  • What Mollie thinks is missing from travel
  • Mollie’s tricks to travel on any budget
  • Why Mollie started Wild Bum and Wild Hive
  • Why having curated travel guides is one of the best ways to travel

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More Travel and Less Stress (With Gavin Delany)

Let’s be real for a second. The idea of traveling in a group hasn’t always been my cup of tea. Something about it always brought the same sense of fear of being in junior high and waiting for someone to pick me to be on their team. What if the other travelers don’t like or I don’t fit in?

However, there is definitely something to be said about having an expertly planned trip where I can avoid the stress of planning it all and great adventures that are within my budget. Gavin Delany, from Stride Travel, has read my mind. Stride Travel is a company that connects you with the best expertly planned trip for you so you can save time and money and most importantly have some epic adventure!

Let’s Dig In

  • Learn how to have an authentic travel experience on any budget
  • Uncover what some of the biggest costs are when you travel that you might not be aware of
  • Hear some of Gavin’s favorite travel adventures
  • Why you need to visit places now that are being affected by climate change (and what those places are)
  • Gavin’s tips to travel better in the upcoming year

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Finding Balance in Mt. Hood Columbia River Gorge Oregon

To be good at anything in life, your career, your relationships, managing your money, etc. you need to find some balance. For my husband Jeff and me, that means escaping from time to time and finding places to explore that are about beauty, exploration, experiences and if we’re lucky, making a few friends along the way. On this episode, we invite you to escape with us to one of the most beautiful places in Oregon, the Mt. Hood/River Gorge area.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why balance is so important and not just a buzz word
  • How to find balance on just about any budget
  • How Ali McLaughlin created a business (MountnBarrel) with the sole purpose of helping others relax and enjoy life while sipping wine on a bike
  • The discoveries you can find traveling to unique places like a historic inn (Balch Hotel) in a tiny town and how that tiny town can change you in all the right ways
  • The serene beauty of the Oregon rivers and the healing power of the water along the Clackamas River
  • Why Mt. Hood/River Gorge should be on your travel to-do list

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Trade Your Talents & Travel the World with Abbey Ley + Ask Shannah

We all have talents – maybe you’re good at writing, or you can bake a mean pie, or maybe you’re great at organization, or snowboarding is your jam. What if there was a way to use your talents to travel the world and have epic adventures? Our podcasts guest, Abbey Ley, is sharing how she traded her graphic design talents to explore the world.

What You’ll Learn

  • How did Abbey learn how to trade her talents to travel the world
  • How does Abbey travel while still paying off her student loan and manage her credit card debt
  • Abbey recently went on a 6-week trip – how did she figure out where to save and where to splurge
  • What advice does Abbey have for you to figure out what your talents are that you can trade for travel
  • What has Abbey’s money journey been as a freelancer trying to balance earning money with saving for her future

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How to Save for An Epic Adventure with Teresa Mendes + Ask Shannah

Epic adventures are in a word, EPIC. Whether you want to travel to a far-off country and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or swim the beautiful Great Barrier reef in Australia there are limitless options for epic adventures. But epic adventures take cash, flexibility, and an ability to get outside your comfort zone.

Teresa Mendes is no stranger to epic adventures…she’s been adventuring every chance she gets.  In today’s episode, Teresa is taking us to Australia and walking us through how she managed to save $2,000 in 6 months to pull off this trip of a lifetime.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Teresa saved $2,000 in 6 months
  • How to figure out what to save and what to splurge on
  • Travel tips to make epic adventures possible
  • What you learn from an epic adventure
  • How to create a strategy to pay off debt post trip
  • Solo travel vs. traveling in a group

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Falling in Love with My Hometown Indianapolis

Sometimes when life gets crazy you just have to go home. For me, that’s Indianapolis, and last fall I had a chance to visit and learn why Indy is now one of the hottest millennial destinations to visit. It’s got so much to offer everyone whether you like beer, sports, great food, amazing hotels, or outdoor activities to get your blood pumping.

What You’ll Learn

  • What makes Indianapolis one of the best destinations to visit and to move to
  • What local millennials are doing to bring the city to life
  • What trends Indy is creating in the world of food, culture, and sports
  • Why I fell back in love with my hometown
  • How to stretch your travel dollars in Indy (and why you should add it to your must-visit list for 2019)

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How to Make 100K Teaching & Traveling Overseas with Amanda Swartz

When you think about teachers, what do you picture? Someone making a mediocre salary living paycheck to paycheck? Me too – but what if I told you there was a way to make over 100K teaching, pay down your debt, and travel at the same time?

Meet Amanda Swartz from Every Further Mile, our guest on this episode who shares how she made over $100,000 teaching and living abroad with her family and was able to bank a ton of cash while doing so.

Questions I Ask

  • So, you’re telling me that you can make over 100,000k while traveling and teaching abroad? I’ve got to know how you do this.
  • You talk in detail about how you chose to teach in the Middle East – someplace that most people wouldn’t think about going to as a first choice. What attracted you to that region?
  • Walk us through the steps if we did want to teach aboard – where do we start?
  • What is the biggest lesson you learned about teaching abroad?
  • What does the future look like for you – will you teach abroad again, and where?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to ace the teaching abroad interview + land the job
  • What countries will offer you the most money for teaching abroad
  • How to determine if teaching abroad is a good option for you + what type of degree do you need
  • What your first day at work will look like (and why you shouldn’t be scared)
  • How to take a risk and explore countries while teaching abroad
  • How to adapt to a new culture and learn cultural sensitivities

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An Inside Look at the Latest Money News and Trends: The Market Tumbles and The Fed Raises rates

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – the Fed raised interest rates again, subscription fees are killing our bank accounts, oh, and there was a bloodbath in the markets. So, it seemed right for us to have a conversation about what this all means to you and how it impacts your financial goals.

What You’ll Learn

  • The Fed is raising the rates yet again – What this means to you: it affects your credit card interest rates, and mortgage rates will rise if you’re looking to buy a house – basically anything with a variable loan component will change
  • Credit card interest rates are up yet again – what’s happening and how can you not become a victim
  • The markets took a downturn – let’s chat about what to do now and why you should stay the course
  • Travel is up for the holidays with 33 million people saying they can’t afford it. Learn a few tricks to make travel a reality to you
  • Find out how many billions of dollars we spend each year just to avoid cooking at home (hint, we all need to learn how to cook)

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Save vs. Splurge Travel Tips in Iceland with Bobbi Rebell

What type of traveler are you? Are you more of a saver or do you love a good splurge? I’m a huge fan of saving money but when we travel I do love a good splurge! And I don’t feel bad about it – and you shouldn’t either.

If you love to travel as we do, this episode is for you. You’ll walk away with some great and practical tips to help you manage the save vs. splurge debate on your next trip, and if Iceland has been on your travel checklist, you’ll be booking your ticket in no time.

What You’ll Learn

Bobbi Rebell, a fellow CFP®, host of the Financial Grownup podcast, author and more recently went on an amazing trip to Iceland. Even as a CFP®, she learned a few money lessons about the delicate balance between saving your travel dollars and splurging to have some fun. This episode is jam packed with great travel tips and an inside look into Iceland.

  • Hear what Bobbi’s secret weapon was to put together her trip to Iceland
  • Understand why you should pay attention to local currency
  • Figure out how to rearrange your trip to save money around a holiday
  • Find out what her splurges were on the trip (and what she would avoid next time)

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Asheville: The Other Music City

We always get the question; where is your favorite place you’ve traveled recently? Currently, one of our favorite places we’ve traveled this year has to be Asheville, North Carolina. If Portland and Nashville would have made a kid, it might be Asheville. With beautiful mountain scenery, Asheville has it all: one of the first and best beer cultures, a booming food haven and a thriving music scene. Pretty much all the boxes we like to check in any city!

This Podcast Episode:

Join us for this special travel episode of Millennial Money, as we explore the other music city. Showing us around their city of Asheville are three locals and new friends of the podcast.

We have Graham Sharpe of the band Steep Canyon Rangers, who are currently opening for Steve Martin and Martin Short’s national tour talks about the eclectic music scene and what draws people to Asheville these days.

Caroline Roy, the owner of Asheville hot spot Biscuit Head, chats about why Asheville is “the” town to visit and start a business in.

To wrap up our tour of Asheville, Chef Mike Moore of Aux Bar gives us some insight into the booming food scene and some tips on where to find some underground music.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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