Abroaders Podcast

On this episode, Harry of the Podcast Junkies podcast interviews Erik about travel hacking, building a business, slow travel, and life on the road.  Erik gets into some details of his and A.J.’s web agency and touches on how to outsource without loosing quality, how to turn a for-fun project into a business, and the beauty of open-jaws and stopovers.  Find shownotes at www.abroaders.com/junkies

Direct download: AP_030-Erik_Interviewed_by_the_Podcast_Junkies.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Airbnb is great for finding a place to stay, but did you know it could also be your key to achieving location independence?  In today's episode, Erik interviews Jasper Ribbers about how he was able to turn his apartment in Amsterdam into a six figure income stream with Airbnb. Jasper shares tips for managing your reputation, earning reviews, creating an awesome guest experience, and optimizing your pricing.  You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/airbnb

Direct download: AP_029-Get_Paid_For_Your_Pad_with_Airbnb.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Airline alliances and partnerships offer huge opportunities to get more value from your frequent flyer points. In today's episode, AJ and Erik talk about earning and redeeming points with members of Star Alliance  You'll learn strategies for earning points, where to search for award ticket availability, and how to redeem for maximum value with Star Alliance member airlines.  You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/star

Direct download: AP_028-Hacking_Star_Alliance.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In today's episode, AJ and Erik dive into the tools and resources they use to provide concierge travel hacking services.  You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/service

Direct download: AP_027-Full_Service_Travel_Hacking.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

 

Danny Michlewicz knows a few things about building a business abroad. After building his first company—an online ticket brokerage, he settled down in Medellin, Colombia to get started on the next one.  In today's episode, AJ and Erik sit down with Danny to talk travel, location independence, and entrepreneurship in Latin America. You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/colombia

Direct download: AP_026-Entrepreneurship_in_Latin_America.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

After 64 years, the World Cup returns to the nation of futebol. Millions of football fans have come to Brazil to cheer on their national teams. In today's episode, Erik and AJ report on the World Cup experience from Natal, You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/copa

Direct download: AP_025-The_World20_Cup_in_Brazil.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Elite status isn’t necessary to leverage your credit for free travel, but it can definitely add value to what you’re already doing as a travel hacker.  In today's episode, AJ and Erik cover the basics of how status works and explain some big changes at Delta and United that may change the way the Airlines award status to their most valuable customers. You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/elitestatus

Direct download: AP_024-Earning_Elite_Status.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Good negotiation skills can earn you thousands of dollars in extra points each year. In today’s episode, AJ and Erik discuss the 5 rules of travel hacking negotiation and explain when you should ask for more points from banks and airlines. You’ll also learn a trick that can save you hundreds of dollars in fees when you need to change your award itinerary after booking. You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/negotiation

Direct download: AP_023-Negotiation_for_Travel_Hackers.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 9:35am EST

AP 022 - The Flow of Language with Mimic Method

Learning a foreign language can be a huge undertaking. Even if you learn vocabulary and some basic phrases, it can be overwhelming to communicate and all but impossible to understand the locals. In today's episode, AJ and Erik interview Idahosa Ness—an entrepreneur and travel hacker who has taught thousands of students to imitate native speakers with the Mimic Method. You can find shownotes at http://abroaders.com/flow

Direct download: AP_022_-_The_Flow_of_Language_with_the_Mimic_Method.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

The Chilean government is giving away $40,000 in no-strings attached money to early-stage entrepreneurs who want to grow their business while living in Santiago, Chile. In today's episode, AJ and Erik interview Andy Josuweit, founder of Student Loan Hero, about his entrepreneurial journey and the Startup Chile experience.. You can find shownotes for today’s episode at www.abroaders.com/loanhero

Direct download: AP_021__Building_a_Business_Abroad.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST