Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

The EPOP Travel Podcast is hosted by Travis Sherry, a serial entrepreneur & world traveler. Known as "Rick Steves for the new generation", this podcast will teach you everything you need to know to travel more & spend less. From interviews with some of the world's most famous travel names, like Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Poon Tip, AJ Jacobs & others to specific travel advice on how to use frequent flyer miles, score cheap hotels, pack like a pro, & travel on a budget, this show does it all.

22:14:28 2022-04-01
What happens when someone in Canada, Thailand, and New York sit down with Trav to discuss lifestyle freedom?  Well...it gets deep...and fun...and we all learn what it's like to have 5 daughters (true story!) This is part of our Location Indie podcast, he...
22:01:29 2022-03-31
I sit down with 5 amazing contributors to the Paradise Pack 2022 to discuss their journey to lifestyle freedom...and also to talk about eating chocolate poured over your hands (true story!) This is part of our Location Indie podcast as well, hence the di...
22:09:07 2022-03-30
We answer your questions about lifestyle freedom - include if we miss anything about our 9-5. Plus, a very special guest makes a surprise appearance!
42:26 2022-03-29
What does the future look like for us...and society as a whole?  Well, that's a big question, and if I knew the answer, I'd be buying lottery tickets.  But we do tackle what we think the near future will hold for people seeking lifestyle freedom (more a...
52:00 2022-03-28
"So, if you could live anywhere in the world for 2 months, where would it be?"  That's the question we set out to answer in this episode - and while there are a lot of awesome digital nomad hotspots, our list for this phase of our lives looks mighty diff...
58:37 2022-03-27
In the 10 years since we've broke free of "regular jobs" and had lifestyle freedom, we've taken A LOT of trips.  Here's the 15 most formative ones, from exotic fast travel around the globe to chilling out in a hot tub in Breckenridge. 
57:45 2022-03-26
The journey to lifestyle freedom isn't easy (go listen to episode 1 for all the details!) but it is soooooo worth it.  Here's the biggest perks of having lifestyle freedom, including the ones you've probably dreamed about (hello, beaches of Thailand) and...
22:02:23 2022-03-25
It wasn't easy.  It wasn't fast.  It wasn't (always) sexy.  But over 15 years, we've been able to build a lifestyle that gives us The Triangle of Freedom:  Time Freedom, Location Freedom, and Financial Freedom.  For the first time ever, here's the WH...
50:36 2022-01-06
Exotic drives down a remote coastline? Check.  Mellow holidays spent with friends new and old?  Check.  A last minute mad dash to a wedding, complete with delayed flights?  Check.  Here are our best experiences of 2021!
43:09 2022-01-06
One of us prefers to drink their calories, the other prefers to eat them...which makes us the perfect pair to do a drinks and desserts episode.  Here are the best drinks we had in 2021 (lots of sunsets involved!) and the best desserts, including a pie ma...
51:03 2022-01-06
We may not have traveled as much in 2021, but that didn't stop us from eating!  Always a fan favorite, here are our 16 best meals of 2021, running the gamut from smoothie bowls to homemade brisket!
22:00:28 2022-01-06
What was the craziest thing we did in 2021?  What was the most unexpected thing that happened...in a good way?  The most underwhelming thing (hint: it's the South's "#1 city")?  These questions, and more, answered in our 2021 Travel Superlatives, our a...
51:56 2022-01-06
How many different beds did we sleep in 2021?  How many miles did we drive and fly in 2021?  And what was the longest stretch we stayed in our own home?  All these burning questions (and more!) answered in our annual Travel Stats episode that kicks off...
22:20:38 2021-12-21
Scott is the founder of the best short term rental tool on the planet, AirDNA, and he joins me today to talk about the future of STR, the best markets (including one in Oklahoma??), and the one easy thing you absolutely need to do to get a 5-star rating f...
44:26 2021-12-14
This is Part 2 of our Short Term Rental Ask Us Anything and today, we cover a whole array of topics, including if we would ever build unique properties from the ground, how much you need to get started in STR, what the biggest factors have been for our su...
45:34 2021-12-07
Ask and ye shall receive.  This is Part 1 of our Short Term Rental Ask Us Anything, where we answer your questions about STR.  In this episode, we cover everything from how to house hack your own home to what brand of mattress we use that guests rave ab...
41:00 2021-11-30
Over the years, we've learned A LOT of lessons about how to make a magical short term rental.  Here, we give you the 14 most important lessons , from the sexy ("discover your why") to the unsexy (let's talk about locks!). 
22:06:09 2021-11-24
The 15(ish) things that we happened to us in 2021 that we are thankful for - including some that were definitely unexpected (hello, Condé Nast, thanks for the love!).
33:36 2021-11-16
Some people prefer homes that are turnkey and ready to be rented immediately.  Others prefer to renovate so they can put their own touches on a place (or they just love picking up a drill!).  And some might not be sure which is for them - or might want ...
32:55 2021-11-09
When we first set off on our STR journey, we never imagined we'd sell all of our Philadelphia properties this quickly, but...sometimes, things change and you have to buck conventional wisdom ("never sell a house within 5 years of buying it") and do someth...
52:19 2021-11-02
Ok numbers nerds, it's time to have some fun.  In this episode, we break down all the important numbers you should be looking at before you purchase a property to make sure it's a home run AND all the numbers you should be monitoring after you purchase t...
48:51 2021-10-29
Should you manage your own short term rental or should you hire a property manager?  We've done both - and learned a bunch of lessons.  We break down the pros and cons of each, tell you about to best automate the process if you are self-managing, give y...
49:05 2021-10-19
Secretly, this was our favorite episode of the season to record (whoops, guess it isn't a secret anymore) and that's because this is our "secret sauce" to our short term rental success.  95% of hosts don't think about this - and we didn't either when we ...
48:59 2021-10-12
Today, we share 3 different methods to finding your first short term rental - including one that might be hiding right under your nose.  We've done 2 of the 3 methods (and have friends who do the 3rd) and we talk about the pros and cons of each model and...
55:18 2021-10-05
In Season 1, we are breaking down how we achieved real estate success with short term rentals (STR) and how you can do the same.  In this first episode, we will give the ENTIRE story of our journey - from when we first started thinking about buying real ...
37:19 2021-09-24
Here's the story behind our podcast hiatus (involving Netflix, multiple houses, a 26' Uhaul, and some other shenanigans) plus a peek in to the future of the EPOP podcast, including letting YOU decide what's next.
22:23:09 2021-09-14
In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in ...
22:02:18 2021-08-31
Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisure, and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money:  A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings, and ...
22:01:08 2021-08-24
Joining me today are the half Aussie/half American duo who have roamed the historic streets of Cuba, bathed elephants in Thailand, danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and done something many of us have done, gorged themselves full of f...
22:10:01 2021-08-17
Joining me today are two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12-year-old daughte...