Lost in Transit Podcast

Episode 40 - Talking Travels with Jody MacDonald

I am so stoked to bring you this episode with award winning travel photographer Jody MacDonald. In this episode you will hear Jody talk about how she into traveling, creating a kite boarding expedition and sailing around the world. She also tells me about jumping trains in the Sahara and driving a Rickshaw across India. If you are unfamiliar with Jody's body of work you can find it here

Other useful links from the podcast 

Jody MacDonald  Instagram Twitter

Cabrinha Quest- This is the kite boarding expedition Jody was on for 10 years 

The Adventurists- The company who puts on the Rickshaw race Jody talks about. 

Ami Vitale- National Geographic Photographer I mention from Essentials podcast 

Episode 26 - Travel Essentials from 14 Travel Experts 

Spud Groshong  Instagram Twitter Facebook

Lost in Transit Social Media  Instagram  Twitter Facebook

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Episode 39 - Lost in Transit Presents 10 Questions with guest Bryan Daugherty

This week my pal Bryan Daugherty stops by to record an episode of 10 questions. Bryan is a Commercial and Travel Photographer who hails from the Pacific Northwest. The questions asked are below

The 10 questions are as follows. 

1) Window or Aisle seat?

2) Least Favorite place in the world?

3) Street food, Delicious or Gross?

4) What is one thing you cannot travel without?

5) Good or Bad What is the most interesting thing you've ever tasted?

6) What is your biggest fear while traveling?

7) What were the first and last countries you visited?

8) Planes, Trains or Automobiles, How do you prefer to travel?

9) If you could travel with one person for one week and then never see or hear from them ever again who would it be?

10) Have you ever been anywhere that turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, How?


Useful links from the podcast

Bryan Daugherty Instagram Twitter Website

Joey L (Bryan’s Answer to question 9 Instagram) Website

Spud Groshong (Host) Instagram Twitter Facebook Website

Lost in Transit Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook

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Other podcast Bryan had a part of

Episode 26 - Travel Essentials from 14 Travel Experts

Episode 37 - Five things I've learned traveling with my partner, Jessica Dixon

This week I was lucky enough to sucker my girlfriend (Jessica Dixon) into being on the show and talking about some of the things we do to keep this relationship going while we travel. From Compassion to patience we chat about the things that help us make out travels much easier.

Lost in Transit Instagram

Lost in Transit Twitter

Lost in Transit Facebook

Spud Groshong Instagram

Episode 36 - A conversations with Church of Rad founder, Dean Bruhn

This week I sit down with one of my oldest friends, Dean Bruhn. Dean Is an adventure motorcyclist and founder of an organization called, Church of Rad. Dean and I have planed many trips together but none have ever come to pass. However Dean has been on many moto trips himself. In this episode you'll hear a lot of banter between two old friends about trips and ideas they have had from some time.

Some Helpful links from the show.

Church of Rad Facebook

Church of Rad Youtube

Church of Rad Instagram

The Adventurists

The Long Way round

Episode 33 - How to get your Chinese visa.

So Jessica and I are in the middle of planning a trip to China in May and we needed to get our visas but after finding out the closest consulate was in San Fran we decided to use a 3rd party. After a Google search we found a company with an office in Seattle, We made a day trip out of going and having them do our visas for us. In this episode you will find out how we did our visas for china as well as a trick to get around needing confirmation of where you’re staying. I hope you enjoy the podcast.

Episode 31 - Overtourism Alternatives

In last weeks episode I talked about over tourism, what it is and a little about how you can help. On this weeks episode I share some alternative destinations to help you avoid the massive crowds. Below you can find links to guide books for each destination.

Venice, Italy

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Thailand

Mozambique

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

Barcelona, Spain

Andalusia, Spain

Episode 30 - The Overtourism Episode

There is a problem some of the worlds most popular tourist attractions are facing and its called overtourism. Over tourism is what happens when a place becomes too popular and tourism becomes unsustainable. In this episode I talk about my experiences with overtourism, some ways to combat it and posting responsibly on social media while you travel. 

Episode 29 - How much do social media influencers contribute to overtourism?

Ive spent most of this week researching overtourism, Im just not fully ready to create the podcast about it yet so I ask the listeners a question. How much do social media influencers and social media in general contribute to overtourism? If you follow us on social media I love to hear what you think or email us at Lostintransitpc@gmail.com

Episode 26 - Travel Essentials from 14 Travel Experts.

1) Karl Shakur (@karl_shakur)

2) Sebastian (@sebsummit)

  • Smartphone - Incredible useful, wherever I go i try to get a local sim, since I book hotels/airbnb or couch surfing stays last minute I need a good and constant connection. It helps to navigate. Find spots to eat and get in touch with locals (via IG I get a ton of recommendations where to go, what to see and where to meet) Besides that apps like google translate, uber ect save me more than once. Taking pictures fast when not having the huge camera ready and so on. Honestly I would struggle not having it with me on a trip since I’m not taking any other device like an ipad or a laptop so all the research and travel organization is done on the phone.

  • My Little shoulder Bag. - Which is a bit ugly but extremely handy. I keep my most important items close to me (passport, Smartphone, Credit cards, money) and depends where i am i can hide it.

  • The Watermelon - it's a gift from a good friend and it reminds me of how fragile life is. Ibe been together with my ex girlfriend for more than 11 years before we broke up on our big trip around the world after a year. Since then i travel the world alone and the melon makes a good photo item. An eyecatcher if you want. But even better is that its a conversation starter where ever i take it. A pillow and a mattress on hard floors if there is no good place to rest and most important as mentioned at the beginning it helps me remind myself that i can’t take all the good things I’ve experienced for granted.. Even the best things in life can end with in a heartbeat and with no warning.it might have become my USP for pictures here on IG but for me it means so much more and caring this huge inflatable around when you travels uper light (always just a small trolly (Cabin size bag) and a small day pack shows how serious i take this.

3) Aiden Klimenko (@aiden.klimenko)

4) Bryan Daugherty (@bdorts)

5) Danny Clinch (@dannybones64)

  • A good Hat

  • A few harmonicas

  • A coffee kit in case I’m in a jam

6) Jord Hammond (@jordhammond)

  • Headphones

  • 6 Minute Journal - I fill it out in the morning and evening and I guess it makes you more mindful and Grateful. It makes you see the positives in your day and then helps with personal growth through daily reflections. Also makes me much more productive.

  • Portable Charger

7) Heather Sorrenty (@Livefreeortour)

  • Laptop for movies

  • camera

  • Hiking boots

8) Jeff Johnson (@Jeffjohnson_beyondandback)

9) Ami Vitale (@amivitale)

  • A Sense of Humor

  • Patience

  • Curiosity (that’s all i need other than a camera and a pen of course)

10) Kyle Henderson (@Kyle.Henderson.Photography)

11) Rob Fenn (@rob_fenn)

  • Wrist watch set to mountain time so i always know what time it is where my family is

  • An irish 1990 Erie Punt Coin given to me by my fiance for good luck

  • Leather bound notebook w pencil tucked in it to write down whatever crazy idea pops in my mind

12) Jeremy John (@jeremyJ0hn)

  • Grayl water filter - its compact, fast and filter bacteria, viruses and heavy metals. I’m definitely Plastic conscious and although this filter is made of plastic, your saving so much on the long run. It's great to take water straight from the earth and be confident you'll not get sick.

  • Good Boxers - Icebreacker’s, they're expensive but really the best clothing product I’ve ever bought. However much i sweat they never feel wet and never smell. I own 4 pairs for a cycling trip this is a must.

  • Juggling Balls - a luxury item, yes but they are small and can be squashed in my bag. I’m a big Procrastinator and i have a go on these every time i'm waiting for transport or anything it is good to keep your hand eye coordination in check and they're great to break the ice with local kids while traveling through remote villages and such. Throwing and catching is a universal game that kids enjoy.

13) Kevin Perry (@Ventureforthphoto)

  • A Steripen Water Purifier - Im often traveling to places that are remote enough that you can’t count on bottled water

  • A USB charging hub with 8 slots - Im often Staying in places where I will be lucky if there is one working power outlet. The hub allows me to charge all my gear.

  • A Money Belt - that fits down the front of my pants. I use one that is meant to hang around your neck, but instead i wear it around my waist and tucked into the front of my pants. That way its in contact with a part of my body i will always be aware of any tampering. (Passport and monday need to be in plastic to ward off sweat)

  • Small bag to travel light (Osprey Porter)

14) Brian Stowell (@brianstowell)

  • Field Notes Notebook - aside from my wallet, passport, and camera there is one essential i am almost never without - a worn 3.5 x5.5” green field notes notebook. I’ve been carrying the same notebook in my backpack or pocket for coming on 4 years now. Its where I collect the national park service passport cancellation stamps. The best, easiest free souvenir you can bring home from on of the NPS 418 units

  • A bandana - Be prepared. You don’t want to sneeze on a plane and be caught without one. Also wipes sweat, is a napkin, makeshift dust mask for desert wandering.could be a tourniquet, soak it in an alpine lake and wear it on your head for evaporative cooling, cleans your car when you spill coffee everywhere is environmentally friendly and infinitely reusable.

  • Coffee Kit - after too many trips relying on instant or gas stations coffee, I just want to carry good coffee now. At its most compact it’s an aeropress with a baggie of pre ground beans. But more often than not im bringing a hand grinder, scale, fresh beans , and sometimes even a ceramic mug.

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Episode 22 - What brings you to America?

I was in line for a lunch one day and I saw a tourist in front of me and I got to thinking with all the stuff going on with America right now what would bring someone here. So I recorded this little Podcast. Please feel free to tell me what you think.

Episode 5 - 10 Questions with Jake Chamseddine

Jake tells us about his biggest fear while traveling and answers 9 other questions on this edition of 10 questions.

Episode 4 - Getting to Know Jake Chamseddine

When I first met Jake he hadn’t really traveled much but after a few tours with bands like Panic at the disco and Lorde Jake has been a round the world a few times. Listen in as jake and I talk about his travel life outside of tour and laugh about some dumb stuff.

Episode 3 - 10 Questions with Dea Porter

This is the first edition of something I like to call 10 questions. For the first batch of questions I asked Dea. She let us in on the first and last countries she was in and answered 9 other questions.

Episode 2 - Catching Up with Dea Porter

Dea is probably the first person I knew who had really traveled. It only seemed natural that I have her as my first guest on the show.

Episode 1 - Intro to Lost in Transit

For years I have always loved traveling and talking and just about anything that had to do with traveling so I figured maybe it was time to start a podcast. Welcome to the Lost in Transit Podcast.

Below you will find some helpful links

Travel Related

Lonely Planet - for all your guide book needs

Kayak - to help you book your trip. Check out the explore option.

The North Face Base Camp backpack - This is the bag I travel everywhere with

Universal Power Adaptor - Not everywhere uses the same power plug be prepared.

Camera Related

Leica Q - Fixed 28MM Point and Shoot Camera I use while Traveling

Canon 5d Mark 4 - My back up camera I use

Canon 70-200MM version 2 - for those far away shots

Sigma Art 24-35MM - For when I forget my Leica

Podcast Related

Audio Technica 2020 USB Mic - This is the microphone I use to record the podcast.

Macbook Pro 15” - The Computer I use

Audacity - Free software I use to edit the podcast