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006 - TBEX Survivors Part 1

Travel Matters

Release Date: 04/09/2020

042 – TBEX Asia with Jason Rupp, Ric Gazarian and Yosh Dimen show art 042 – TBEX Asia with Jason Rupp, Ric Gazarian and Yosh Dimen

Travel Matters

Welcome to Travel Matters, and the two interesting conversations with three unique content creators. This one was also recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. First you can meet two American Thailand experts. Jason does a lot of content from Thailand on his YouTube channel, and Ric has his base in Bangkok. We’re also joined by Filipino, travel blogger, Yosh Dimen. Jason’s YouTube channel is called , and everywhere he goes, he visit the local barbershop for a haircut, hair wash, pedicure, facial, foot scrub, massage, or a straight razor hot towel shave. Now that’s a different angle to...

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041 – TBEX Asia with Scott Gurian and Maria Haase show art 041 – TBEX Asia with Scott Gurian and Maria Haase

Travel Matters

Welcome to Travel Matters, and the two interesting conversations with two unique content creators. This one was also recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. Meet Scott Gurian from Far From Home Podcast and Maria Haase from . Scott mentioned his podcast where he met a in Peru and went to an ceremony. This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand, and hosted by  CEO Rick Calvert and , Palle Bo.

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040 – TBEX Asia with Sharon Gourlay and Megan Singleton show art 040 – TBEX Asia with Sharon Gourlay and Megan Singleton

Travel Matters

Welcome to Travel Matters, and another episode recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. Meet Australian Sharon Gourlay from . Sharon is an SEO expert and runs 15-20 sites, does training, and hosts the weekly podcast “”. Here she teaches you how to turn your blog into a business with sustainable passive income. Our second guest is a Kiwi. Megan Singleton from  , has been travel writing full time since 2000 and blogging since 2006. She’s also also the travel correspondent on Newstalk ZB radio on Sundays and also love to host tours for her readers around New Zealand, her...

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039 – TBEX Asia with Kyle Jennermann aka “Kulas” show art 039 – TBEX Asia with Kyle Jennermann aka “Kulas”

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Welcome to Travel Matters and the first episode of 2023. This one was also recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. Meet Kyle Jennermann, a Canadian national who found himself falling in love with the Philippines and its people. He calls himself “Kulas”, a nickname he was given several years ago by one of the people he met on one of his trips there. He decided to introduce the Philippines to the rest of the world in his YouTube channel, "”. And that is happening. Click and see an act from a senator, to grant him citizenship. Even though his channel has more than a million subscribers,...

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038 – TBEX Asia with Trinity, The Naked Traveler show art 038 – TBEX Asia with Trinity, The Naked Traveler

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Welcome to the Christmas episode of Travel Matters, also recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. In this one Tomiko is sitting in for Rick in the interview with Indonesian travel blogger and author Trinity Traveler aka “The Naked Traveler”. Trinity is Indonesia's leading travel writer, author of 15 best-selling books incl. The Naked Traveler series and a blogger since 2005. She’s had such an interesting life that her life story was turned into two . Not many of us can say that. You can also hear about Rick chasing his new Alaska dog in the rain and about him being afraid of being...

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037 – TBEX Asia with Conference Directors Shane Dallas and Anton Diaz show art 037 – TBEX Asia with Conference Directors Shane Dallas and Anton Diaz

Travel Matters

Time to kick off the episodes recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand. And we start with the men of the hour, Conference Directors Shane Dallas and Anton Diaz. Hear about the biggest TBEX of the year and what was so unique about it. You can also hear a bit about some of the upcoming guests. This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Asia in Phuket, Thailand, and hosted by CEO Rick Calvert and , Palle Bo.

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036 – TBEX Lafayette with The Cajun Traveler, Toby Doré and Nicole from Explore Houma show art 036 – TBEX Lafayette with The Cajun Traveler, Toby Doré and Nicole from Explore Houma

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In this episode, Rick speaks with travel blogger and Airbnb expert Toby Doré about connecting travel influencers to short-term rental hosts. His blog is , and he’s on Instagram as . We also meet Nicole from , Louisiana. Just 55 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana's Country contains over 2500 sq. miles of mysterious swamps and vast wetlands.  This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Lafayette and hosted by CEO Rick Calvert.

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035 – TBEX Lafayette with Frederic Aouad, Stay22 and Allie Eggert, Visit Billings show art 035 – TBEX Lafayette with Frederic Aouad, Stay22 and Allie Eggert, Visit Billings

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In this episode, Rick speaks with Frederic Aouad from and Allie Eggert . If you’re interested in working with Visit Billings at . This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Lafayette and hosted by CEO Rick Calvert.

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034 – TBEX Lafayette with Shelia Scarborough from Tourism Currents and Dianne McNamara from Go RVing show art 034 – TBEX Lafayette with Shelia Scarborough from Tourism Currents and Dianne McNamara from Go RVing

Travel Matters

In this episode, Rick speaks with Shelia Scarborough from and Dianne McNamara from . If you’re a content creator and would like to work with Go RVing, you can reach out to This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Lafayette and hosted by CEO Rick Calvert and , Palle Bo.

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033 – TBEX Lafayette with Vivian TrovaTrip and Susan Melton from Janesville Wisconsin show art 033 – TBEX Lafayette with Vivian TrovaTrip and Susan Melton from Janesville Wisconsin

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In this episode, Rick speaks with Vivian and Susan Melton from . This episode of Travel Matters was recorded at TBEX Lafayette and hosted by CEO Rick Calvert and , Palle Bo.

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In this episode, we talk to several TBEX Europe attendees who still went to Catania after the event was postponed. They share their impressions of Sicily and Catania. They share what it was like to be traveling when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the entire country of Italy. Little did anyone know this was just the second step in the CoronaVirus’ march across the world. They also share how they got home and what it is like in their home countries or next destination.  

We start this episode with Kemkem Casanelli who runs Next Bite of Life with her partner Frederico. KemKem joins us from Spain.

We then talk to Penny Zebula and Simon Lock from Six Legs Will Travel Penny has a blog post about her thoughts on the Pandemic titled Blog post: Coronavirus, Europe, and “What the Hell Do We Do Now?"

YouTuber Jason Rupp joins us to explain how the CoronaVirus chased him around the world from Wuhan, to Catania and finally to New York where he is now in isolation with his mom and fellow travel writer Carla Rupp. This post give you a sense of the unique travel content on Jason’s site:

"HAIRCUT on the BEACH by Transgender FEMALE BARBER "Nin" PATTAYA THAILAND"

Jason also shared a post with us from an American Expat YouTuber who claims to see where CoronaVirus actually originated. This YouTuber Laowhy86’s research has not been repeated in several mainstream American media including the Washington Post. His normal content is simply about living in China as an expat and his view of Chinese people’s perspectives on the world. Yet another example of the power of independent content creators.

Lastly, here is a link to our co-host Palle Bo’s The Radio Vagabond Podcast episode where speaks to bloggers, nomads and tour operators all over the world