Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ep. 422: Kevin Shannon - Walking Serbia Revisited

In 2010, Kevin Shannon ventured out on cycling trip around Europe. When he entered into the country of Serbia, he fell in love with the place. This infatuation with a country roughly the size of Maine inspired him to spend more time walking 900 kilometers from top to bottom then later again from south to north. Listen in as Kevin describes what it was that intrigued him about this often misunderstood land.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ep. 421: From Couch to 250k with Aidan Doherty & Blane O'Donnell

Is it possible to complete Ireland's toughest endurance event with 10 months of training when you started from the couch? Well, Aidan and Blane are going to find out. Listen to their journey from the perspective of the trainer and trainee as they approach their biggest goal yet, The Race.

The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal, Ireland. It involves 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. All under 24 hours. 

They're also documenting their journey to the starting line in the form of a podcast. 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

LOTB Preview - Life Outside of the Box Series - A Family of Five Discovering Life on the Road in a Schoolie - Chad Brown

Chad Brown and his wife Katie dreamed of downsizing their life and moving themselves and their three kids onto a Schoolie (converted schoolbus) and traveling the country. After putting a ton of work into converting their 2001 Bluebird bus into their new home, they set out to explore. Listen in to hear how they do it, where they've been and what their latest plans are. Here's a hint...... the bus is up for sale!!??
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ep. 419: Bikepacking and the Colorado Trail Race Revisited- Jefe Branham

From beautiful Gunnison, Colorado, bike mechanic by day and mountain bike ninja the rest of the time, Jefe Branham talks about the ups n downs of packing your mountain bike with the bare essentials and hitting the trail. Jefe won the 2700 mile Tour Divide racing from Canada to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains. He has also won the 500 mile Colorado Trail Race a staggering 4 times! Listen in if you love mountain biking. Heck, listen in if you love adventure!
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Ep. 418: Curt Gets Interviewed

In this episode, Curt finally gets to share his story with adventure sports.  Get a look behind the man who's always asking the questions.  


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ep. 417: Adaptive Adventures Revisited - Matt Feeney

Alright folks, no more excuses. No matter your challenge, you will benefit from enlarging our life with adventure sports. Check out today's show where Matt Feeney rocks the mic with the stories we all need to hear to remind us that life is to be lived powerfully and on purpose, no matter the circumstances. Matt Feeney was an avid mountain biker and skier when a cliff diving accident at Lake Powell in 1988 left him paralyzed from the waist down. Since then he has again become an amazing skier and biker and SCUBA diver and more..., as well as founding the amazing organization, Adaptive Adventures. He teaches us all NOT to give up, but to adapt to a life better lived. Thanks, Matt!

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Ep. 416: How to Avoid One of the Biggest Dangers of Adventure Sports

This show departs from our usual content in that we are sharing how to avoid one of the biggest and most dangerous pitfalls of adventure sports.  No, not the bike or ski crash.  Not getting lost in the wilderness.  No sinking boats or parachute failures. None of that.  This is how to avoid the most common and dangerous attacks of wildlife!  Ya really.  Not the big ones, though. The tiny, nefarious, forsaken, ticks and mosquitoes, and biting flies, and the rest. Seriously, this is probably the biggest nuisance and deterrent to people getting out into nature and having fun. Emily Dix joins us to share her love of the outdoors and how her family business is solving the problems of vector born illnesses.  No more excuses!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

LOTB Preview - Life Outside of the Box Series - A Life of Adventure With a Family - Cindy Ross

This week's LOTB preview goes over the interesting life of Cindy Ross, who's been on the show before as a guest.  You've heard about her personal adventures, now listen to how she's built a life with her family around her passion for adventure and living alternatively. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ep. 414: Why We Promote Adventure Sports - Curt Linville

With so many new listeners this summer, we wanted to give everyone a reminder of the "why" behind "what" we do. We hope you enjoy!
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Monday, August 27, 2018

Ep. 413: Iditarod Ultra Runner, Endurance Athlete and Stay-at-Home Dad - Pete Ripmaster

Pete Ripmaster has an amazing story of triumph by ultra running the 1000 mile Iditarod Invitational.  He went from dead last, having a near death experience, to winning the race after just a few attempts.
Being a devout father and husband, Pete has to be diligent to carve out time to train for these truly mind-blowing achievements of endurance and grit. You'll enjoy his fresh, balanced and insightful perspective on his achievements and hopefully learn some of the lessons he shares from some truly difficult times on the trail. 
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Oh the Places We'll Roll - Pre-Departure Update with Jen and Travis Over on Patreon Today!

If you're a Patron of ASP or were considering becoming one, you can get the RV Life updates from Jen and Travis over on Patreon today. The clock is just about out of time with 8 days left to go before we depart on our journey. The truck has been purchased, the RV has been secured. The remodels and home improvements are wrapping up in time to get on the road on September 1st. It's been a hectic couple of months getting ready to roll, but the light is at the end of the tunnel! Make sure you catch this update episode and follow us on social media at "Oh the Places We'll Roll".


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ep. 411: Stunt Double and Rock Climber - Gea Franklin

Listen in as Travis talks with Gea Franklin about rock climbing and working as a stunt double in the movie Cliffhanger.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Ep. 410: The 7 Summits and Explorers Grand Slam with Tashi and Nungshi Malik

These twins are no joke. Their list of achievements are impressive, especially when you consider they're only 27 years old!  This was an interview to remember and we hope you enjoy!

Take a look at what they've done together:

World records

  • First female twins to scale Mt Everest (Climbed at 21 years of age)
  • First siblings & twins to climb 'Seven Summits' (highest peaks in all continents)
  • First siblings & twins to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge
  • Youngest persons ever to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge (until 12 April 2017, now held by Marin Minamiya of Japan)
  • First twins to reach South Pole on Skis (last degree)
  • First twins to reach North Pole on Skis, (last degree)
  • First female twins to scale Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest peak on 2 December 2016

National and regional records

  • First South Asians to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge
  • Youngest and Fastest South Asians to complete Adventurers Grand Slam & the Three Pole Challenge (two years and a month)
  • Youngest South Asians to scale the 'Seven Summits'
  • First Indian women to climb all 'Seven Summits' in first attempt (overall second Indian women and third Indians)
  • Youngest and fastest South Asians to reach North & South Pole on Skis (completed in less than four months)

Honours and awards

  • Awarded first New Zealand-India Sports Scholarship to study Graduation in Sport & Exercise at SIT, Invercargill, NZ
  • Attended US Dept of State's 'Global Sports Mentoring Program' for emerging women leaders in sports in Sep-Oct 2015
  • Conferred India's highest adventure honour 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award' 2015 by the President of India on 29 August 2016
  • On 23 October 2016, awarded 2016 Leif Erikson Young Explorer Award in Husavik, by the President of Iceland

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ep. 409: The First Woman to Ride Around the World on a Motorcycle Revisited - Elspeth Beard

In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.

Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead.

When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, sat-navs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today.

Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Ep. 408: Polar Exploration With Renowned Adventurer Felicity Aston

Felicity Aston MBE is a British Polar Explorer, author, speaker and expedition leader. In 2012, she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica, a journey of 1084 miles that took 59 days to complete. That expedition garnered her a Guinness World Record. She has also been elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society in London and The Explorers Club in New York.

Her love for polar exploration began at the age of 23 at Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, where she monitored the climate as a meteorologist.

Her expeditions have taken her to places like Greenland, where she became the first British woman to cross the giant landmass, both the North and South Pole, and to leading numerous record-breaking adventures all over the world, involving all women teams.

Her story is truly inspirational and her achievements are downright amazing. Enjoy!

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Friday, August 10, 2018

LOTB Preview - Life Outside of the Box Series - Living Tiny and Traveling Full-time with Kids - Caiti Jackson

When Caiti Jackson and her family decided they were tired of living the same old life they opened their world by minimizing the size of their home.   Listen to Caiti share her experience with the transition, how they pay for it and what it's taught her and her family.  You don't want to miss this one!
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ep. 406: 76 Days Adrift at Sea in a Life Raft Revisited - Steve Callahan

The story that's so incredible it deserves a second listen.  All the way back in episode 217, Steve joined us to recount his adventure of survival.

An avid sailor, naval architect and New York Times best-selling author, Steve Callahan designed and built his 21' sloop the Napolean Solo to sail it across the Atlantic Ocean from Newport, RI to England with plans to compete in a regatta. Once underway in the race, Steve experienced issues with the boat and was forced to drop out. Once repairs were made, he continued on his way only to be stopped in his tracks in the middle of the ocean when his sailboat was struck and began to sink.

Listen is as Steve recounts his 76 day journey across the Atlantic in his life raft with only his ditch kit and a small spear gun with him.

Be sure to click on the book link below to get his New York Times best-selling book: "Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea" to dig deeper into his amazing story!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Ep. 405: Ultra Running and Spectrum Trail Racing - Mallory Brooks

From running across the Grand Canyon and back to completing the 125k Canadian Death Race to being the fastest person to run around Mt. Rainier's Wonderland Trail and so much more, Mallory Brooks has a beyond impressive resume in the world of ultra running.

Listen as she tells inspiring stories and shares hilarious insight from her experiences on the trail.  

In addition to being a record-breaking ultra runner, Mallory is the creator, with her husband, Jason, of Spectrum Trail Racing in Austin, Texas and a coach for Rail Training. On top of all that, she is a mother.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

LOTB Preview - Life Outside of the Box Series - Fulltime Life Traveling the World in a Land Rover Defender - Luisa & Graeme Bell

Luisa & Graeme Bell have been travelling around the world full time in their Land Rover Defender 110 with their kids for 7 years. They have driven through 4 continents covering more than 150,000 miles. For this Life Outside the Box episode, we caught up with the couple while they are doing some house sitting in Switzerland. Listen in to get the download on where they've been, what they'seen and how they manage to live a life outside the box doing what makes their family happiest. 

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ep. 403: Iditarod Dog Sledding Revisited - Blake Freking

This flashback episode is on one of our favorite subjects. During the month of March every year, the Iditarod sled dog race is run in Alaska from Willow to Nome and covers more than 1100 miles over 9-15 days or more depending on the team. Listen in as three-time Iditarod competitor, Blake Freking is with me today to talk about  the incredible adventure sled dog racing is.

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