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Episode 42 – Destination : Japan

This is the fifth of seven episodes from my travel podcast Boarding Call.  This episode was originally published on May 8, 2015.

On this Episode:

This episode is the first of what will be a continuing series of episodes dedicated to providing an audio guidebook for destinations around the world.  This show focuses on Japan including advice on getting to Japan, money, train travel, hotels, and must-see experiences.

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Episode 41 – Travel the World on $50 a Day

This is the fourth of seven episodes from my travel podcast series, Boarding Call.  It was originally published on April 23, 2015.

Our Guest

Matt Kepnes is better known as Nomadic Matt, and is the author of the book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.  (BBC Travel calls it “the bible for budget travellers.”) He shares some of his thinking with us and tells us how he’s using the ideas from the book to get himself across the United States to promote the most recent edition of the book.

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Episode 40 – Honeymoon in New Zealand

This is the third of seven episodes from my original travel podcast series, Boarding Call.  This episode was originally published April 17, 2016.

Our Guests

Kim Schmidt and André Mougeot had one request of their family and friends who came to celebrate their wedding.  Rather than bring gifts of toasters and wine glasses and other typical goods, all they asked was for a little help in making their honeymoon dream come true – an adventure to New Zealand.

The couple had an amazing adventure in NZ, getting to experience a number of thrills.  This is definitely not sitting on a sandy beach for seven nights at an all-inclusive!

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Episode 39 – Exploring French Wine Country

This is the second of seven episodes from my original travel podcast series, Boarding Call.  This episode was originally published April 9, 2015.

Our Guest

André Proulx is a self-taught wine expert who grew up on the Canadian prairies and now calls Toronto home.  He’s written about his recent trip to France’s wine country, including details about his visit to Beaujolais and Lyon.  He’s a frequent guest on CP24, Newstalk 1010 and CTV News Channel, and joins us to talk about his adventure.

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Episode 38 – Around the World

For the next seven episodes on The Gone John Show feed, we are revisiting my original travel podcast series, Boarding Call.

Prior to embarking on my adventure to Asia in the fall of 2015, my plan was to produce a weekly travel podcast to talk with interesting travellers, feature unique destinations, and share advice from experts – along with providing some current travel news.

In May of 2015 – when life presented me the opportunity to go on my own travel adventure – I jumped at the chance.  However, Boarding Call went on to the back-burner and eventually a permanent hiatus.

With The Gone John Show and the Gone John blog being my primary focus of travel content creation these days, I’m winding down my Boarding Call online presence – and wanted to bring these seven shows into the fold.  The stories which were shared still stand up, and are as interesting now as they were when they were first published.

Following these seven episodes, new episodes of The Gone John Show will be forthcoming – so, stay tuned!

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