Podcasts

Thou Shalt Prepare For Anything

Daniel Scheffler discovers that preparing for anything leads to the best adventures. Anything can happen, serendipity will make sure of it, as he sees in in Burma. Shavo Odadjian from System of a Down weighs in on the Armenian Genocide and growing up in Los Angeles, and introducing the Canadian travel podcast "Alpaca My Bags." 

Thou Shalt Seek The Unexpected

Daniel Scheffler finds Jim Morrison in Paris, and decides fuck that city - with much love. Marisa and Aldo Melpignano from Borgo Egnazia weigh in on Puglia, plus the Savor podcast team shares about their life of food and drink as we plan our trip to Ethiopia.

Thou Shalt Embrace The Stillness


Daniel Scheffler shares travel moments where the silence was all consuming - heli snowboarding in Canada, a ten day silent meditation retreat in South Africa, hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey, surviving a scorpion bite on the border of Namibia and Angola, and sitting in prayer on a floating temple in Cambodia. Turkish tour guide Anka Benli weighs in on the silence at Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, and Sports Illustrated swimsuits model Genevieve Morton shares her moments of stillness on the road.

Thou Shalt Know Happiness

Whether you're in Bhutan and understanding their Gross Happiness Index, or in rural Western Australia at a pop-up dinner with Fervor, your sense of right and wrong is always being shaped and challenged. Perhaps we can call it a value system edited on the road. Aussie chefs Paul Iskov and Mark Olive talk about being more awake when traveling, and Tim Phillips, from Beyond Conflict, weigh in on hope and how to be better in this world. 

Thou Shalt Just Go With it

My feeling is usually, it is best to simply go with the flow. What's the point of resisting a marvelous pending adventure? Like when you're stuck on a giant cruise ship with no easy escape, and then you end up having to be smuggled into Guatamala, for better or for worse. Also, I ask Cunard Cruise Ship Captain Inger Thorhaug - to cruise or not cruise? Finally, I have a lovely chat with Matt and Brad of the new Parklandia podcast about life in an RV.

Thou Shalt Ignore Thy Smartphone

Travel doesn't need you to photograph or social media every moment. Travel needs you to be fully present and to see it with real eyes: like I tried to do with Mother in Japan as we were fitted for kimonos and found strange vending machines. And, of course, a chat with Singer Songwriter Anais Mitchell about Hadestown and life on the road.

Thou Shalt Put Yourself In The Way of Magic

Come drink tea with me. I'll be enjoying the delight of Afternoon Tea in Cape Town, South Africa, and sipping my masala chai outside my ashram in Rishikesh, India. Tea is the ultimate traveler - from BC China, to Nashville today at Firepot Teas. In fact, tea could make you understand the world - from thievery, to meditation, to colonialism to the Boston Tea Party and even bubble teas...

Thou Shalt Shut the F**k Up and Learn Something

The American South isn't a monolithic thing. It's nuanced, beautiful and utterly complicated. If you stop judging it - and come and see it for yourself with a little less snide, perhaps you could actually learn something? From Mississippi, to Greenville, SC, to Lexington, Kentucky and even Dallas, Texas - and everywhere else. 

Thou Shalt Throw Out The CheckList

Horseback across Mongolia's steppe for 10 days? No problem, but don't bring your check list, please. John Reede, from Aman Resorts agrees, in our interview. Just dump those lists please, and come and travel in the moment with yourself. 

Thou Shalt Keep Holy The High And Low

Claim back luxury! Daniel reminds you that luxury is not what you've been told, it's for you to define yourself - whether it's a remote island with nothing to do, or a quiet moment in a museum. No preconceived notions allowed.