Lost in Transit Podcast

Episode 44 - Random travel chatter with Josiah Van Dien

It was in late 2012 that a young budding photographer would have to come take photos of me for an AP Magazine article. Ever since we've been great friends. Currently Josiah works for Shawn Mendes but in the past has toured with many bands including Pierce The Veil and We the Kings. On this episode Josiah dive in to an unusual version of the lost in transit 10 questions format. Enjoy this episode of Lost in Transit.

Useful Links

Josiah Van Dien Instagram Twitter

Spud Groshong Instagram Facebook Website

Lost in Transit Podcast Instagram Twitter Facebook

Mcmenamins - Hip Oregon hotels with rad pools

Vertical Instagram Documentary - Why fake accounts dominate Instagram

Julian Baker - Music

Daughter - Music

Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites

Pierce the Veil - Band Josiah went to Asia with.

Ryan Chang - Photographer Friend

Megabus - Budget bus company

Episode 43 - Social Media and Fake Photo Ops with Sara Melotti

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Italian travel photographer Sara Melotti. In this episode of the lost in transit podcast we discuss the toxicity of social media, faking an old way of life for a photo op, getting stranded in Indonesia and much more. 

 

Important links 

Sara Menotti  Instagram  Facebook  Behind the Quest  Quest for beauty Website 

Spud Groshong  Instagram  Facebook  Twitter  Website 

Lost in Transit Podcast  Instagram  Facebook  Twitter  Website

Episode 42 - China Trip Recap with Jessica Dixon

Recently I had spent 15 days in China with my significant other Jessica Dixon. The trip was a  surprise holiday gift to her. In the 15 days we visited Shanghai, Shanghai Disney, Beijing, The Great Wall of China, Zhangjiajie National Park and Tianman Mountain, below you can find the times for more specific parts of the podcast. 

 

Reference from this episode.

Lost in Transit Instagram  Twitter  Facebook  

Spud Groshong Instagram  twitter  Facebook  Website

Jessica Dixon Instagram 

Episode 33 - How to get a Chinese Visas 

Gabby Lucio(Friend we blame for Disney)

China Photo Blog 

 

Episode times 

Shanghai- 4:37

Disney- 15:32

Beijing- 20:46

Zhangjiajie- 39:08

Episode 41 - 10 questions with Jody MacDonald

After a week hiatus we are back with 10 questions from Jody MacDonald. If you're familiar with the podcast 10 questions is a second part to every interview I do. Below you can find the questions.

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?

FOLLOW

Jody MacDonald  Instagram Facebook Website

Spud Groshong  Instagram Facebook Website

Thank you for listening. 

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

Please take a moment and review the podcast 

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

Please Review the Podcast

Other podcast Bryan had a part of

Episode 26 - Travel Essentials from 14 Travel Experts

Episode 38 - The Return of 10 Questions with guest Tayler Steven

Back when I had more guests on the podcast I would do something I called 10 questions with everyone. This weeks podcast is the resurrection of 10 questions with traveler and photographer Tayler Stevens. 

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?

You can follow

Tayler Steven  Instagram Website 

Lost in Transit  Instagram Twitter Facebook

Spud Groshong  Instagram Twitter Facebook Website

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 35 - 5 US National Park you may have never heard of.

The weather is getting warmer and our desire to be outside is growing stronger. So for those of you who are looking to hit the open road and see some of the beauty that America has to offer I've put together this little list of National Parks that are rarely visited. So if you're looking to get outside and escape the crowds this podcast is for you.

Episode 34 - Come to Brazil!

Last week the tourism minister in Brazil announced as of June 17th 2019 they are Discontinuing the e visa program for americans (Australians, Japanese and Canadians) allowing them visa free travel for 90 days with the possibility of extending to 180 days.

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 32 - The Many Ways to Document a Trip

It's been a rough week trying to finish all the Photo Blogs on my website and it led me to think about the fact that I don't only take photos for my trips but I also try and journal them as well. In this podcast I talk about the different ways you can document and remember the trips you've taken. 

Camera I use

Notebook I use

Good Vlog Camera

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 28 - Listener Questions Vol. 1

On this weeks episode I polled some Listener questions off of my personal and the Podcast Social Media Pages. Questions like “How the novice traveler can start” and “How to Prepare for foreign toilets”. I would like to thank all those who sent messages, for those I didn’t get to Ill keep them around for next time. I briefly talk about my photography in the episode below is a list of the camera gear I typically carry when I travel.

Leica Q

Canon 5D MK 4

Canon 70-200mm

Episode 27 - 5 Tropical Destinations Americans Don't Need A Passport To Visit

Does the winter weather got you down? Did the poler vortex really ruin your mood? Looking to get away? Well today is your lucky day. I bring to you 5 destinations any American can visit.

In the show i talk about the

US Virgin Islands ( 1:20)

Puerto Rico (2:15)

America Samoa (4:34)

Guam (5:50)

Northern Mariana Islands (7:38)

Some Useful Tools.

US Virgin Islands Guide Book

Puerto Rico Guide Books

America Samoa Guide Book

Guam / Northern Marianas Islands Guide Book

Leica Q

Hawaiian Airlines ( For Flights in The Pacific)

Travel Backpack

Please remember to rate, review and subscribe. Click view in iTunes and do your stuff.

LOSTINTRANSITPODCAST - INSTAGRAM

LOSTINTRANSITPC - TWITTER

LOSTINTRANSITPC - FACEBOOK

LOSTINTRANSIT@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.

    LOST IN TRANSIT FACEBOOK

    LOST IN TRANSIT TWITTER

    LOST IN TRANSIT INSTAGRAM

    LOSTINTRANSIT@GMAIL.COM

LEAVE A REVIEW

1) Click this Link

2) View in iTunes

3) Click Ratings and Reviews

4) Be Honest and Unmerciful

Episode 25 - What do you pack?

So first I would like to start off by saying this podcast is what I do sometimes and it’s not something you have to live by. Below you will find a list of the things I talk about that I carry with me. It will be broken up in sections much like in the podcast.

This is my home - The North Face Base Camp Duffle Size Small, Plain Black T-Shirts , Quick Dry Underwear, Socks - I usually try and wear socks with some flare. , Pants - I tend to lean towards plain old fashion levi’s. I rock those cargo shorts like a nerd. Also Swimmers , A Nice Fancy Shirt Some Thermal Undies, Anyone? and they all get stuffed in a Space Saver bag. It gets sweaty when you travel take a bandana or 2. It also get’s cold don’t forget to take a Hat. I keep all of my small things in these Eagle creek bags

Like is mentioned in the podcast toiletries are very personal but a few things you should consider taking is Earplugs and Drowny wrinkle Spray

So as I mentioned I make a emergency travel kit with a Rubbermade cupcake container, Rain Pancho, Emergency Blanket, Needle and thread, Lighters, Bandaids, Medical tape.

My Day Pack is Light weights and packable.

I keep my camera gear in another one of those Eagle Creek Bags. Inside the bag you will find 2 Leica Q Camera Batteries, 1 Leica Battery Charger, 4 (Depending on if i’ve got my computer) 64gb SD cards, A Battery Backup, Headphones (In a pelican 1010), 2 iPhone Chargers, 2 Lighting to 1/8” adaptors.

Sometimes I also carry My Computer and an external Harddrive.

LOST IN TRANISIT FACEBOOK

LOST IN TRANSIT TWITTER
LOST IN TRANSIT INSTAGRAM

Please feel free to comment or rate on whatever platform you listen to the show on.