The Sweaty Traveler Podcast
You Willingly Got Back Into His Car? W/ Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson

You Willingly Got Back Into His Car? W/ Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson

June 24, 2021

WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!

This week I welcome some very special people to the podcast. Please put your hands together for Amanda Kingsmith & Ryan Ferguson from the World Wanderers Podcast! 

 

Amanda and Ryan are dear friends that I met in Merida MX and I am so excited to have them here on the podcast.

Today we talk dive into...

  • Their travel journey as a couple
  • What their family has to say about their lifestyle
  • A messy shower situation in Mexico City
  • Their car breaking down in Chiapas 
  • Why they got back into a car with a crazy man and NO AC! 

I loved being able to sit down and talk about their sweatiest moments on the road over the past 10 years and I hope you enjoy the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!

 

 Don't worry, we have a special intro from yours truly...

 

I chat about my birthday plans and how I made $23 dollars at my sister's graduation party (because I know you're curious). I also remind you to PLEASE go leave a voicemail here with all of your sweaty stories so I can play them on the podcast! If you don't want to send a voicemail feel free to shoot an email over to Mack@thesweatytraveler@gmail.com and I will read them!

 

Want more of Amanda and Ryan? Follow them here

 

Instagram: @theworldwandererspodcast

Spotify: @theworldwandererspodcast

Website: @theworldwanderers

 

It would also be super duper cool if you would go leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts and take a screenshot of you listening and share with a friend.

 

I appreciate all my sweaty people and can't wait to share more of my travels with you on Instagram @thesweatytraveler!

 

Until next time... stay sweaty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Make Travel Backpacks for a Living? w/Co-Founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta

You Make Travel Backpacks for a Living? w/Co-Founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta

June 14, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of The Sweaty Traveler Podcast!

 

This week I sit down with the co-founder and CEO of TORTUGA BACKPACKS, Fred Perrotta!

 

If you don't know about Tortuga, they are an awesome travel company that helps travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checking luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks!

 

From their packing cubes to their carry-on backpacks, they create incredible quality products that make traveling a little bit easier. 

 

Today on the podcast we talk about...

 

  • Fred's first backpacking trip 
  • Why Fred wanted to create his own travel backpack
  • What it is ACTUALLY like to run a remote company
  • Tips for productive remote work
  • What it was like to visit Tortuga's manufacturers in other countries

and of course... all Fred's Sweaty Travel stories!

 

I will also catch you up on life in Ohio and we play our very first Sweaty Traveler voicemail from the one and only... well.. my mom. 

 

Are you ready? Let's Get Sweaty!

 

Learn more about Tortuga Backpacks Here

Follow @TortguaBackpacks on Instagram

Learn more about Fred

 

Like this episode but want more? Check out these episodes!

 

You Travel With An Espresso Machine?

You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic?

 

Want to leave your own Sweaty Voicemail? Click here!

Follow the @Sweatytraveler on Instagram

Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcast!

 

 

You Travel With An Espresso Machine? W/ Anna Faustino

You Travel With An Espresso Machine? W/ Anna Faustino

June 8, 2021

WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!

 

In today's episode of The Sweaty Traveler, we welcome ANNA FAUSTINO who is currently in Nicaragua but never really stays in one place for too long. I met this beautiful human while living in Merida Mexico and now I feel like I have gained another lifelong friend. I know you're going to love this episode!

 

Anna is a travel blogger who teaches other bloggers how to make a profit from their passions. She is the co-founder of Adventure in You, she's been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, and many many more! 

 

Today we talk about...

 

  • How Anna met her long-term boyfriend while backpacking 
  • A tuk-tuk adventure, very similar to a miniature version of The Amazing Race
  • Why she and her BF travel with an ENTIRE espresso machine (Sweaty Traveler Approved)
  • How she made a career and lifestyle out of traveling 

and of course, all her sweaty travel moments in between. 

 

You'll also get an update on why I got banned (YES BANNED) from TikTok and a general Mack life update. Don't forget to leave a sweaty travel story in our NEW VOICEMAIL INBOX HERE and I will play it on the pod!

 

I hope you love this episode as much as I loved recording it. If you want more of Anna, here is where you can find her...

 

 

Instagram: @itsannafaustino

Blog: Adventure in You

Blogging Course: Blogging Fastlane

 

Want more of the Sweaty Traveler? Check out these episodes!

 

You Were Chased Out of an Ikea? With KT and Jordan from On Arrival Podcast

You Didn't Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? 

You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security? 

 

Don't forget to follow The Sweaty Traveler on Instagram

Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts (PLEASE) and share with a friend! 

 

Until next time, stay sweaty!

You Were Chased Out Of An Ikea? With Jordan and KT Morgan From On Arrival!

You Were Chased Out Of An Ikea? With Jordan and KT Morgan From On Arrival!

May 31, 2021

WELCOME BACK SWEATY FRIENDS!

 

In today's episode, I catch you up on life back in the US and walk you through my lost air conditioner (HINT: someone stole it). 

 

I am excited to have two incredible guests join me to chat about everything travel. From living in Russia during a global pandemic to traveling as a couple and their favorite places to visit together.

 

Jordan and KT walk us through what Russia is really like, what it's been like to live in seven different countries, and a true James Bond experience they encountered while trying to buy Christmas ornaments at an Ikea. 

 

If you loved today's episode, you're in luck! Jordan and KT are launching their BRAND NEW PODCAST TOMORROW! Be sure to follow @onarrivaltravel on all social media platforms and subscribe to their new podcast anywhere you're listening to this podcast right now!

 

And this week instead of leaving a review for The Sweaty Traveler be sure to head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review for On Arrival. Support fellow travelers and be sure to leave five stars and a great rating (don't forget to subscribe)!

 

Thank you for listening and until next time... STAY SWEATY!

 

Want to share your sweaty story on the podcast? Email Mack@thesweatytraveler.com or leave an actual voicemail here.

 

Follow @thesweatytraveler on Instagram and be on the lookout for the new Sweaty Traveler website coming soon!

 

 

They Thought Your Passport Was Fake? W/ Jessica Kapusta

They Thought Your Passport Was Fake? W/ Jessica Kapusta

March 26, 2021

On this week's episode, we have none other than Jessica Kapusta. Our very first repeat guest!

 

I wanted to have Jessica back on the podcast to have a very important conversation. I wanted to discuss the experience of traveling as a person of color.

 

I, as a white woman, can say I travel with a certain level of privilege I honestly wasn't even aware of. It's not Jessica's job to educate us on what it's like to travel as a black woman but we both know how important it is to have these conversations. In the episode about sharing your experience so others know they aren't alone and showcasing how travel can be different for everyone.

 

I am by no means perfect and this is not the end of conversations like these, but the beginning. It's important for me to keep educating myself on these topics and grow as a person and it's my hope that our conversation today can do that for all of you. 

 

I'll let the episode speak for itself and have Jessica take it from here! 

 

Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessica_cabbage

and be sure to reach out to either of us to continue the conversation!

 

Check out Jessica's Cookbook HERE.

If you LOVE The Sweaty Traveler be sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts and hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode. Don't know what to leave for a review? I'll make it easy on you...

 

COPY AND PASTE "I AM AND I LOVE SWEATY TRAVEL!"  and hit those 5 stars!

 

Want to share your sweaty story? Send to mack@thesweatytraveler.com or DM me on Instagram @thesweatytraveler. Don't forget to follow and creep on my stay in Merida Mexico!

 

You Didn’t Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? W/ Giulio Gallarotti

You Didn’t Tell Your Girlfriend You Were Going to the Dominican Republic? W/ Giulio Gallarotti

March 15, 2021

On this week's episode of The Sweaty Traveler Podcast, we have none other than comedian, actor, podcast host, and sweaty traveler, GIULIO GALLAROTTI!

 

Giulio understands "sweaty travel" and gives us his best stories including forgetting to tell his girlfriend about his trip to the Dominican Republic, getting stuck in Russian "travel jail" (my words not his), hiking hungover in South Africa, and many many more. 

 

In this episode we literally talk about EVERYTHING travel, we chat about...

  • The difference between vacation, urban travel, and adventure travel
  • Russian Visas
  • Solo traveler personality types (wildcards, shy guys, the chatty Kathy)
  • Giulio's experience living in Jordan and how he ended up there
  • What counts as visiting a country (HINT: airports don't count)
  • His road trip throughout the US 
  • Where to next???

Are you ready? Let's Get Sweaty!

 

This was such a fun episode and I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording. Be sure to check out Giulio's podcast(s) Pack Light and Oops and follow him on Instagram @notjulio

 

If you LOVE The Sweaty Traveler be sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts and hit SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode. Don't know what to leave for a review? I'll make it easy on you...

 

COPY AND PASTE "I AM AND I LOVE SWEATY TRAVEL!"  and hit those 5 stars!

 

Want to share your sweaty story? Send to mack@thesweatytraveler.com or DM me on Instagram @thesweatytraveler. Don't forget to follow and creep on my stay in Merida Mexico!

 

 

 

 

You Can’t Flush Toilet Paper? 10 Things to Know About Merida Mexico Before Visiting

You Can’t Flush Toilet Paper? 10 Things to Know About Merida Mexico Before Visiting

March 10, 2021

On this episode of The Sweaty Traveler, I talk about the 10 things you should know before visiting Merida Mexico! 

 

Merida is a beautiful place filled with color, amazing people, good coffee shops, and even better food! If you are a human being who enjoys fun, Merida is the place for you! 

 

I walk you through all the things you should know before visiting. The good, the bad, and of course, the sweaty. 

 

I hope you enjoy this episode of Mack in Mexico and come back for more as I spend the next month here sweating more than I ever have before (it's very hot). 

 

Are ya ready? Let's Get Sweaty!

 

Love the episode today? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts and hit the Subscribe button so you never miss an episode. 

 

Don't know what to say in the review? Just say "I LOVE GETTING SWEATY." I will know what ya mean. 

 

Want more? Follow @thesweatytraveler on Instagram!

 

Until next time... STAY SWEATY!

 

Episodes you may love:

You Spent Christmas in an Israeli Hospital?

You Rented a Toga in Greece?

They Wouldn't Let You in Boliva?

 

You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security?

You Took a Handful of Nuts Through Airport Security?

February 10, 2021

Today we're back for a very special episode where The Sweaty Traveler Family takes you through the top 10 things to do in the Florida Keys!

I don't even have words for this episode... Momica is back and steals the spotlight once again. If you didn't listen to the first family episode listen here first. 

Back in December, we took a very sweaty girls' trip down to the FL Keys I took my microphone and the rest is history. Is the audio great? No. Did we record it on the side of the highway? 100% yes. 

The trip started with troubles in airport security and ended with a fight over where we wanted to get dinner. You'll have to listen for in-between! 

Basically, this episode is me trying to explain our trip and my mom interrupting. If you hate organization and reason this episode might be the one for you! 

 

Are ya ready? Let's Get Sweaty!

 

Love this episode? Take a picture of you listening throw it up on IG and tag @thesweatytraveler! 

Want more? Check out these episodes!

Your Air BnB Was Broken Into?

You Cry in Airports?

You Had Drinks with an Escaped Convict?

Not following along on Instagram. HA! Whatcha doing? Head on over and give me a follow! @thesweatytraveler

Today's Sponsor @SpritzTea use the code SWEATYSPRITZ for 10% off and Spritz Swag! Take a peek here!

If you love the Sweaty Traveler I would love if you would take 2 mins out of your day, head over to Apple Podcast, and leave a review! It means the world to me and means more people can tag along for our sweaty stories!

 

 

You Saw A Grown Man Shitting In A Warehouse? Mack and @Chloemmons take on Cincinnati

You Saw A Grown Man Shitting In A Warehouse? Mack and @Chloemmons take on Cincinnati

February 3, 2021

The Sweaty Traveler is back for another episode with one of your favorite guests CHLOE EMMONS! AKA the owner of Potion Matcha Bar, my PCH travel companion, and truest friend. 

We were only gone for 36 hours but it wouldn't be a trip without some sweaty moments.  We saw a grown man shitting, almost got in a fistfight at Goodwill, and ate tacos out of a convenience store.

The real reason we drove to Cincinnati so Chloe could try my favorite Pretzel and when we arrived... THEY WERE OUT! Talk about a bummer...

We chat about our favorite places, activities, food, beer, coffee, and a real-time segment where I try passionfruit for the first time. 

Did we get our pretzel? Why did we see a grown man on the toilet? What could possibly entice a fight at a Goodwill? You'll have to listen to find out! We promise you won't regret it (for the most part). 

Are ya ready? Let's Get Sweaty!

Want more sweaty stories? Check out these episodes

 

You Almost Got Kidnapped at a Mineral Spa (Ft. Chloe Emmons)

You Help Chubby People Travel the World? (Ft. Jeff Jenkins)

You Flipped Him Off and Biked Away? (Ft. Heather and Travis Sherry)

 

Did you love today's episode? LEAVE A REVIEW & Subscribe so you never miss an episode (it would make my day)!

 

Take a screenshot and tag me on IG with your favorite moments from today's episode! @thesweatytraveler

 

Have a sweaty story? Send them to Mack@thesweatytraveler.com

 

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

FOOD

Parlor Pizza Project- NEW SHOP OPENING SOON!

Madtree Brewery- My favorite Ohio beer

Wonderbar- THE BEST PRETZEL I'VE EVER HAD (you must get the beer cheese). 

Gutierrez Deli- Amazing tacos (3 for 9 dollars)

Oakley Wines- Amazing Wine Collection

Sleepy Bee Cafe- Good breakfast, vibes, and cute stickers

Lost + Found- Cool bar with a fun atmosphere

 

Activities

Pixel 19

Record Store

 

Other

NY TIMES-Piece of PCH falls into Ocean

Chloe's Business Potion Matcha Bar

 

 

 

 

 

You Hiked 17 Miles in Chaco’s? My Top 10 Travel Moments!

You Hiked 17 Miles in Chaco’s? My Top 10 Travel Moments!

January 27, 2021

I'M BACK!!!!!

Did you miss me? I missed all my favorite sweaty travelers. But don't worry because The Sweaty Traveler is back and better than ever. In today's episode, I am rambling on about my Top 10 Favorite Travel Moments. 

From hiking 17 miles in BRAND NEW Chaco's (which don't recommend) to cliff diving with an Italian Grandma in Italy, I share it all!  

If you were hoping for a guest and/or well-organized episode this might now be the one for you, but if you love the real and the sweaty be sure to hit the play button and relive some of my best travel stories. 

If you haven't yet, be sure to hit the subscribe button so you don't miss next week's episode. Haven't left a review? WHY NOT? It's the easiest way to support The Sweaty Traveler so people can find it on the charts. If you already left a review (thank you) but why not take a screenshot of you listening and tag @thesweatytraveler? 

Thank you to all of my listeners for being patient and DM'ing me to get back to podcasting. Want to share you favorite travel moments sweaty or not? Email Mack@thesweatytraveler.com to be featured on the pod! 

Ok... are we ready.... LET'S GET SWEATY!

 

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