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From guidebook and travel feature writer Robert Scott Kelly comes this immersive story-driven podcast offering a full pack of tales, histories, interviews, and curiosities from around our world. Learn more: http://www.robertscottkelly.com

Latest Episodes

#16. The Showdown: Hadrian's Wall v The Great Wall

If the two most famous walls from the ancient era entered the arena to duke it out, which would remain standing at the end? In this somewhat tongue-in-cheek episode of Travel Tape, I follow a mixed Chinese-English family as they walk the green, wet...

31 MIN2017 SEP 15
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#16. The Showdown: Hadrian's Wall v The Great Wall

#15. The Greater Patagonia Trail (4): Over the Volcano & Home

It's the final month in Chile for the Unbounded film team and they've covered a lot of ground and seen landscapes they never knew existed on our planet. In this final podcast episode following and interviewing the team while they are still on the road, Travel Tape talks to both filmmaker Garrett Martin and wilderness guide Anthony Brogno about their best days, their most uncomfortable moments, and those days where they lost gear and then lost their way. Highlights: Descriptions of the otherworldly landscape up Puyehue Volcano Comparisons between the Greater Patagonia Trail in the north and south of Chile A tale of packrafting the wrong direction Garrett on the current state of the Unbounded film post-production Links: Unbounded Film Official Site

24 MIN2017 JUL 15
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#15. The Greater Patagonia Trail (4): Over the Volcano & Home

#14. Leaving Bhutan (4): Of Gneiss & Men

Joshua Cook is pretty chuffed in this latest episode to cover his journey across the Himalayas. In May of this year, the Colorado native found himself in Himachal Pradesh, India, at the start of the region’s first ever bouldering (rock climbing) festival. Initially happy just to be back climbing after a long break, Joshua quickly became near ecstatic: not only was he in a world-class-in-the-making climbing region, but he personally was helping to make it happen, opening new routes, and giving first names.

17 MIN2017 JUN 2
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#14. Leaving Bhutan (4): Of Gneiss & Men

#13. Leaving Bhutan (3): the Annapurna Circuit & Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit: journey to these two Nepali trekking routes in this one episode of Travel Tape, the third installment in the Leaving Bhutan mini-series. Joshua Cook, the itinerant English lit teacher, is my guest once again and he speaks to me from a village near Base Camp about his recent experiences on these legendary treks. Highlights: inspiring and detailed descriptions of the treks practical information on food and shelter, wifi access, and trail conditions anecdotes: - hiking with a Buddhist monk (who likes to take selfies) - achieving bliss overlooking Mt Everest - hiking without gps technology (and getting lost) Links: Joshua Cook's blog

28 MIN2017 APR 29
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#13. Leaving Bhutan (3): the Annapurna Circuit & Everest Base Camp

#12. Easter Holiday Special: Good Friday in Malacca

In the UNESCO Heritage town of Malacca, Malaysia, a Good Friday evening procession that began in the 16th century continues to this day. This Travel Tape podcast uses live recording from the 2016 event, and interviews with local historian Colin Goh, to immerse you in the walk and its complex history. At the centre of the story is St. Peter's Church, founded by Portuguese immigrants to Malacca, and a fraternity of Augustinian monks. The monks are credited with keeping the procession's traditions alive century after century even during periods where it was forced to go underground. Highlights: live recordings from the 2016 Good Friday procession sounds of the haunting funeral dirges history of Malacca and St. Peter's Church from a local expert Links: St. Peter's Church No. 8 Heeren House

13 MIN2017 APR 17
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#12. Easter Holiday Special: Good Friday in Malacca

#11. Leaving Bhutan (2): Avoiding Faux Pas At A Nepali Wedding

Joshua Cook is now in a village at the start of the Annapurna Circuit, one of the Himalayas' most famous hiking routes. In this second part of Travel Tape's interview series with the itinerant literature teacher, we talk about missing life and friendships in Bhutan, the trials of teaching in a poor community, avoiding faux pas at a local wedding, preparing for a month-long trek, and reflect on the wisdom for modern nomads in the Robert Service poem "The Men Who Don't Fit In."

23 MIN2017 APR 7
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#11. Leaving Bhutan (2):  Avoiding Faux Pas At  A Nepali Wedding

#10. Leaving Bhutan: An Adventure Mini-Series w/ Joshua Cook

Joshua Cook travels the world one teaching gig at a time. He's just finished a year in Bhutan, the reclusive, exclusive Buddhist kingdom, and has set off on a 6-month motorcycle journey across the Himalayas. In this first interview with Travel Tape, Joshua is in Nepal reflecting on the rare experience of living for a year in Bhutan. He explains how he saw traditional culture, from clothing to religious faith, so well preserved. He answers at length the question "is Bhutan really the happiest place on Earth?" He talks about the dream origins of his desire to travel the region by motorcycle, and then opens up at the end to reflect on his life as a wanderer with no fixed address. If you've ever wanted to travel the Himalayas, this interview is also a fount of practical advice on both navigating it by motorcycle, and also planning hikes across some of the region's great circuits.

24 MIN2017 MAR 31
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#10. Leaving Bhutan: An Adventure Mini-Series w/ Joshua Cook

#9. A Fluid Frontier: A Journey To the Golden Triangle

Journalist David Eimer likes to go places other people don't, or can't. One of more fascinating places he's found himself in is the notorious Golden Triangle in Myanmar (Burma), one of the world's centers of illegal opium and methamphetamine production. How he got there is a story in itself. In 2012, David settled into the Xishuangbanna region of southern China to explore how the ethnic culture of the region, famed across China, is preserved in the shadows of mass tourism. Later, in a superb example of participatory journalism, he imitated his neighbors in an illegal river crossing into Burma. Smuggling is one of the major economic activities in the region, and David felt he could never truly understand where he was if he always followed the official rules.

28 MIN2017 MAR 24
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#9. A Fluid Frontier: A Journey To the Golden Triangle

#8. The Greater Patagonia Trail (3): An Impassible Route

Garrett Martin and his team are almost halfway through their filming and backpacking adventure in Chile along the Greater Patagonia Trail. And what a journey it has been! In part three of Travel Tape's extended interview series with @UnboundedFilm, Garrett talks about being stuck in town as forest fires rage nearby; learning to pack raft frigid rivers and lakes; retracing steps as a branch trail proves utterly impassible (and filled with hornets and tarantulas, to boot); and about working with a slightly mad but completely dependable team.

15 MIN2017 MAR 17
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#8. The Greater Patagonia Trail (3): An Impassible Route

#7. The Greater Patagonia Trail (2): Under The Volcanoes

Garrett Martin, a young filmmaker from the US, is still on an ambitious trek down the Greater Patagonia Trail, in Chile, but he's now much wiser about both the hiking and the filming he has to do. In this second interview with Travel Tape, he talks...

16 MIN2017 FEB 25
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#7. The Greater Patagonia Trail (2): Under The Volcanoes

Latest Episodes

#16. The Showdown: Hadrian's Wall v The Great Wall

If the two most famous walls from the ancient era entered the arena to duke it out, which would remain standing at the end? In this somewhat tongue-in-cheek episode of Travel Tape, I follow a mixed Chinese-English family as they walk the green, wet...

31 MIN2017 SEP 15
Comments
#16. The Showdown: Hadrian's Wall v The Great Wall

#15. The Greater Patagonia Trail (4): Over the Volcano & Home

It's the final month in Chile for the Unbounded film team and they've covered a lot of ground and seen landscapes they never knew existed on our planet. In this final podcast episode following and interviewing the team while they are still on the road, Travel Tape talks to both filmmaker Garrett Martin and wilderness guide Anthony Brogno about their best days, their most uncomfortable moments, and those days where they lost gear and then lost their way. Highlights: Descriptions of the otherworldly landscape up Puyehue Volcano Comparisons between the Greater Patagonia Trail in the north and south of Chile A tale of packrafting the wrong direction Garrett on the current state of the Unbounded film post-production Links: Unbounded Film Official Site

24 MIN2017 JUL 15
Comments
#15. The Greater Patagonia Trail (4): Over the Volcano & Home

#14. Leaving Bhutan (4): Of Gneiss & Men

Joshua Cook is pretty chuffed in this latest episode to cover his journey across the Himalayas. In May of this year, the Colorado native found himself in Himachal Pradesh, India, at the start of the region’s first ever bouldering (rock climbing) festival. Initially happy just to be back climbing after a long break, Joshua quickly became near ecstatic: not only was he in a world-class-in-the-making climbing region, but he personally was helping to make it happen, opening new routes, and giving first names.

17 MIN2017 JUN 2
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#14. Leaving Bhutan (4): Of Gneiss & Men

#13. Leaving Bhutan (3): the Annapurna Circuit & Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit: journey to these two Nepali trekking routes in this one episode of Travel Tape, the third installment in the Leaving Bhutan mini-series. Joshua Cook, the itinerant English lit teacher, is my guest once again and he speaks to me from a village near Base Camp about his recent experiences on these legendary treks. Highlights: inspiring and detailed descriptions of the treks practical information on food and shelter, wifi access, and trail conditions anecdotes: - hiking with a Buddhist monk (who likes to take selfies) - achieving bliss overlooking Mt Everest - hiking without gps technology (and getting lost) Links: Joshua Cook's blog

28 MIN2017 APR 29
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#13. Leaving Bhutan (3): the Annapurna Circuit & Everest Base Camp

#12. Easter Holiday Special: Good Friday in Malacca

In the UNESCO Heritage town of Malacca, Malaysia, a Good Friday evening procession that began in the 16th century continues to this day. This Travel Tape podcast uses live recording from the 2016 event, and interviews with local historian Colin Goh, to immerse you in the walk and its complex history. At the centre of the story is St. Peter's Church, founded by Portuguese immigrants to Malacca, and a fraternity of Augustinian monks. The monks are credited with keeping the procession's traditions alive century after century even during periods where it was forced to go underground. Highlights: live recordings from the 2016 Good Friday procession sounds of the haunting funeral dirges history of Malacca and St. Peter's Church from a local expert Links: St. Peter's Church No. 8 Heeren House

13 MIN2017 APR 17
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#12. Easter Holiday Special: Good Friday in Malacca

#11. Leaving Bhutan (2): Avoiding Faux Pas At A Nepali Wedding

Joshua Cook is now in a village at the start of the Annapurna Circuit, one of the Himalayas' most famous hiking routes. In this second part of Travel Tape's interview series with the itinerant literature teacher, we talk about missing life and friendships in Bhutan, the trials of teaching in a poor community, avoiding faux pas at a local wedding, preparing for a month-long trek, and reflect on the wisdom for modern nomads in the Robert Service poem "The Men Who Don't Fit In."

23 MIN2017 APR 7
Comments
#11. Leaving Bhutan (2):  Avoiding Faux Pas At  A Nepali Wedding

#10. Leaving Bhutan: An Adventure Mini-Series w/ Joshua Cook

Joshua Cook travels the world one teaching gig at a time. He's just finished a year in Bhutan, the reclusive, exclusive Buddhist kingdom, and has set off on a 6-month motorcycle journey across the Himalayas. In this first interview with Travel Tape, Joshua is in Nepal reflecting on the rare experience of living for a year in Bhutan. He explains how he saw traditional culture, from clothing to religious faith, so well preserved. He answers at length the question "is Bhutan really the happiest place on Earth?" He talks about the dream origins of his desire to travel the region by motorcycle, and then opens up at the end to reflect on his life as a wanderer with no fixed address. If you've ever wanted to travel the Himalayas, this interview is also a fount of practical advice on both navigating it by motorcycle, and also planning hikes across some of the region's great circuits.

24 MIN2017 MAR 31
Comments
#10. Leaving Bhutan: An Adventure Mini-Series w/ Joshua Cook

#9. A Fluid Frontier: A Journey To the Golden Triangle

Journalist David Eimer likes to go places other people don't, or can't. One of more fascinating places he's found himself in is the notorious Golden Triangle in Myanmar (Burma), one of the world's centers of illegal opium and methamphetamine production. How he got there is a story in itself. In 2012, David settled into the Xishuangbanna region of southern China to explore how the ethnic culture of the region, famed across China, is preserved in the shadows of mass tourism. Later, in a superb example of participatory journalism, he imitated his neighbors in an illegal river crossing into Burma. Smuggling is one of the major economic activities in the region, and David felt he could never truly understand where he was if he always followed the official rules.

28 MIN2017 MAR 24
Comments
#9. A Fluid Frontier: A Journey To the Golden Triangle

#8. The Greater Patagonia Trail (3): An Impassible Route

Garrett Martin and his team are almost halfway through their filming and backpacking adventure in Chile along the Greater Patagonia Trail. And what a journey it has been! In part three of Travel Tape's extended interview series with @UnboundedFilm, Garrett talks about being stuck in town as forest fires rage nearby; learning to pack raft frigid rivers and lakes; retracing steps as a branch trail proves utterly impassible (and filled with hornets and tarantulas, to boot); and about working with a slightly mad but completely dependable team.

15 MIN2017 MAR 17
Comments
#8. The Greater Patagonia Trail (3): An Impassible Route

#7. The Greater Patagonia Trail (2): Under The Volcanoes

Garrett Martin, a young filmmaker from the US, is still on an ambitious trek down the Greater Patagonia Trail, in Chile, but he's now much wiser about both the hiking and the filming he has to do. In this second interview with Travel Tape, he talks...

16 MIN2017 FEB 25
Comments
#7. The Greater Patagonia Trail (2): Under The Volcanoes