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Interviews include talks with athletes, entertainers and business people that also travel for their work to see how they survive life on the road while balancing all other aspects of their lives, including children, spouses, family and hobbies outside their work.

Listen to episodes to learn how they are pivoting as we all navigate thru the worldwide pandemic.

A wide range of guests that include Emmy winning television travel hosts, MMA fighters, private jet CEO’s, Olympians, models, recent college graduates, Navy SEALS and Grammy winning musicians all share their thoughts and stories on The Travel Wins podcast.

Find out what their “WIN” is as they travel the world.
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Dr. Maria Manriquez is a physician specializing as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Arizona. With her practice she has taken the additional steps to specialize in prenatal care and substance use disorders during pregnancy.We had a great talk about her medical practice and how she is helping the most vulnerable groups during these times of being locked down. She also shares her story of helping women in Peru and China while on medical missions. Traveling around the world and her home state of Arizona to help women in need of help must be a fulfilling feeling. ABOUTOne of the premier programs is the Pathway Scholars Program (PSP), which is a master in medical studies. Ten students are selected by the admission committee for the PSP to spend a year optimizing learning styles, leadership principles, and fundamental basic sciences before beginning medical school.Dr. Manriquez continues clinical practice, focusing on substance use disorders in pregnancy and parenting women. Her research and advocacy focus is aimed at investigating innovations in prenatal care models addressing maternal morbidity and mortality, preterm delivery rate and substance use disorders in pregnancy. Additionally, Dr. Manriquez is the physician lead for the Pain and Addiction Medicine Curriculum at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix; she has worked with the Department of Health Services in the development of a curriculum that educates the Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education learners on pain and addiction.Formal education for providers who understand and implement screening, diagnosing and treating of individuals who have substance use disorder (SUD) or who are at high risk for developing SUD is a priority for our State, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#drmariamanriquez #obgyn #physician
Dougie Hall is a horse trainer, saddle bronc rider and motivational speaker living in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Reservation. I’m so excited to share Dougie’s story knowing he will inspire so many others to stay positive and be successful.“The most important tool you’ll ever need in this world is yourself”Dougie started traveling around Montana as a child spending time with his family at fairs and rodeos. Starting saddle bronc riding in high school led Dougie to a college scholarship at Montana Western and he competed at the college national finals. Make sure to watch him dance after a 8 second ride to see how his spirit is shared. “By letting your own light shine and enjoying your life you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same thing”SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#dougiehall #saddlebronc #montana
Tricia Mitchell is a fashion model who has worked all over the world. Her clients list includes being the face of Isaac Mizrahi, The Gap and Revlon and many others. Her work includes being in several television commercials, worked in film and various television. Tricia loves to travel while learning about new cultures and writing about them in her blog. Some of her favorite places are Bhutan, Italy and Malaysia but she loves so many more.She was born in Barbados but she has lived all over the world including New York, Cape Town, Australia, Paris, London and now Los Angeles.She owned a catering company and was lucky enough to work with some of the greatest culinary minds. Also being a chef makes Tricia a true double threat with the future idea of a travel show that would include a chef’s point of view. A television show she created is presently in development. The show would include traveling around to luxury locations writing on the food, hotels, restaurants, fashions and interviewing celebrities for my blog.With her interests in learning the secrets of all cultures and finding fabulous places to eat, what to wear and sharing it with the world, Tricia’s future is looking brighter and brighter as we come out of the worldwide pandemic. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#triciamitchell #model #chef
Julana Dizon is a world traveled model and brand ambassador for several worldwide known brands after starting her work experience as an animal trainer after graduating college. Making the leap into modeling was not how she envisioned her career choices but she has incorporated her love and passion for wildlife, the outdoors and traveling into her modeling and brand ambassador career.She shares some great stories of her time spent in South Africa for modeling and a trip to Uruguay to be in a commercial with Lil Jon. She has worked hard and consistently in her now full-time modeling career. Starting her career in Florida, Julana shot for department stores, E-Comm clients, and catalogs. Soon into her modeling career she signed a 3 month contract with Cover Model Management in Cape Town, South Africa - where she booked her first TV commercial. Returning to the states she made the big move to Los Angeles, CA and grew her career to include fit & fitness modeling, as well as on camera work in TV Commercials, Spokesperson, and TV Hosting. We talk about how she has started creating concepts while collaborating with new brands, and started playing on both sides of the camera. She has branched out to creating content pieces that range from photoshoots to product hosting and even video concepts. She has created a lot of “WINS” along the way and I’m excited to see her future projects.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#julanadizon #model #brandambassador
Retired Navy SEAL Jason Cabell continued his Hollywood career as the writer/director of the feature film "Running with the Devil," a star-filled action picture that offers insight into the lower levels of the drug trade without forgetting to deliver the thrills. Jason’s directorial debut starred Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Leslie Bibb, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Clifton Collins Jr, Cole Hauser, and Peter Facinelli.Jason, a combat veteran, who served in over 100 countries before he transitioned to Hollywood in early 2013 entered the movie industry as a supporting actor and it did not take long for Jason to establish himself as a creative talent. In 2016, Jason wrote and produced the indie feature “Smoke Filled Lungs” for Indican Pictures and followed this up by producing the feature film “Shockwave Countdown to Disaster” for MarVista Entertainment in 2017. “As soon as the cinema content catches up I think there’s going to be a renaissance” – Jason Cabell talking about the movie industry coming out of the worldwide lockdownWe had a great talk about the travel involved in directing and making a feature movie. Jason discussed how writing the script in a specific way helped him attract the talented actors who signed on for his new film.Jason's desire to excel and contagious can-do attitude have encouraged others throughout his life. When told that his task could be difficult, Jason simply reacts by getting the job done and going above and beyond the requirements.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#jasoncabell #director #navyseal
Country musicians from all over the nation realize the path to success runs straight into Nashville. For up-and-coming country star Dariann Leigh, the road to Music City begins in the small town of Karlstad, Minnesota. With a population of 713 residents, Karlstad has been historically known for its agriculture and the Kick’n Up Music Festival. Today, you can add Dariann to that list as she forges new roads towards country-music success with her powerful voice and small-town charm. To better understand her unique appeal, Dariann writes the kind of music that makes you want to sing into a hairbrush, drum on the dashboard, and rock out on an air guitar. If you love small-town success stories and passionate country music, check out this trailblazing episode of The Travel Wins. “I’ve been very lucky to travel a lot throughout my life… You realize how small and neat your community is and also how connected it is when you go from a big city where you literally don’t know anybody to a small town where you literally know everybody.” - Dariann Leigh Learn more about Dariann’s small-town roots and the differences she feels about in-person and online performances. Find out what Dariann considers a “win” when touring and her opinions on fashion. Discover why Dariann is moving to Nashville and why she refused to step into the Grand Ole Opry Circle. If you love heartfelt country music, you’ll want to check out some of Dariann’s singles, including “Closer,” “Wherever I Go,” and “Give Me a Minute.” Enjoy the podcast and discover this talented country artist for yourself. Show Notes: 1:02 - Dariann explains the difference between in-person and online performances. 3:20 - Learn about Dariann’s small-town roots. 5:15 - Find out how the Covid-19 pandemic affected Dariann’s touring schedule. 7:39 - Pete and Dariann discuss western fashion. 11:38 - Dariann tells us how she feels about singing the National Anthem. 13:30 - Learn Dariann’s secret to performing when she isn’t feeling well. 17:20 - Dariann explains why work usually restricts her ability to site see when touring. 22:41 - Find out what Dariann considers a “win” when touring. 24:34 - Discover Dariann’s bucket-list destinations and places she’s traveled. 28:09 - Dariann and Pete discuss dialects and accents. 30:40 - Learn why Dariann is moving to Nashville. 32:47 - Find out why Dariann didn’t step into the Circle at the Grand Ole Opry. 35:09 - Dariann tells us how she fills her downtime. 36:55 - Discover the meaning behind Dariann’s new single, “Let Me Go” and how it was created.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design by Stack Host#dariannleigh #nashville #countrymusic
Jeff Bradford – Travel the World for a Drink Traveling the world, drinking with friends, and creating great content is a dream for many of us. For my guest Jeff Bradford, it’s a reality. After spending 20 years serving his country in the US Army, Jeff had a decision to make- work for someone else or follow a dream. Today, Jeff travels the world and produces the Beer, Wine and Spirits channel on YouTube. As a hands-on learner, Jeff participates in creating various alcoholic beverages while educating millions of viewers about the process. If you’re a fan of vineyards, breweries, and distilleries and want to learn how to grow a YouTube channel, immerse yourself into this intoxicating episode of The Travel Wins. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” - Zig Ziglar Learn how Jeff’s military career prepared him for the hard work of creating a highly popular YouTube channel. Understand what goes into the creation of a high-quality video that attracts the attention of millions of viewers. Discover the many locations Jeff has traveled while creating content about beer, wine, and spirits. Jeff began his journey with the US Army, where he spent 20 years traveling the world as a combat soldier. Whether he was jumping out of planes or leading teams on the ground, Jeff has experiences unlike many in his field. Enjoy the podcast and learn more about this outstanding content creator. Show Notes: 0:30 - Learn about Jeff’s journey to creating the Beer, Wine & Spirits Channel. 4:59 - Pete gets Jeff to talk about his online success. 11:39 - Jeff and Pete explain why they prefer broad subject matter over specific topics. 13:44 - Explore the locations Jeff has traveled. 15:23 - Jeff discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on his YouTube channel. 18:58 - Learn about Jeff’s blooper episode and the evolution of his video creation. 22:35 - Jeff explains how social media and technology make it possible to provide content. 25:50 - Pete and Jeff discuss how business and entertainment have changed. 30:48 - Discover why Jeff created his YouTube Channel. 35:55 - Jeff shares how he monetizes his creativity. 38:42 - Find out how Jeff limits the time of his videos to avoid viewer drop-off. 42:18 - Learn how Jeff found the right videographers to work with. 45:02 - Jeff talks about his future travel plans. 47:07 - Discover how Jeff’s military background shaped his life. 48:40 - Jeff and Pete discuss the power of persistence when pursuing a goal. 51:20 - Jeff explains why it’s essential to continue learning. 55:33 - Learn how Jeff feels about his professional relationships. 58:47 - Find out some of Jeff’s favorite places to visit.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design by Stack Host
Justin Biltonen - The Southern-Fried Road Warrior When you think of the quintessential southern-fried rocker, Justin Biltonen always comes to mind. This North Carolina native not only has carved out a successful career as a singer/ songwriter, but he also plays bass for the highly acclaimed 3 Doors Down. Discover how Justin fell into the role as the band’s bass player, his approach to writing music, and his favorite places to tour. You’ll also learn what Justin does in his spare time, how he overcomes roadblocks, and his latest plans. If you’re a fan of 3 Doors Down and unique songwriters make sure you check out this rock-fueled episode of The Travel Wins. “My sound is like a mix of all the stuff I grew up around and what I love to listen to. I try to keep all those different elements in the song.” – Justin Biltonen Justin’s melting pot of musical influences includes country, rock, punk, and hardcore and blurs musical boundaries that other musicians are afraid to cross. After years of cutting his teeth in bars and basements, Justin now performs his unique style of music worldwide. Whether he’s touring with 3 Doors Down or performing his original songs, Justin remains busy writing new material and blazing new trails. If you’re a fan of well-written country music, you’ll want to check out some of Justin’s singles including, “Use You,” “How a Man’s Made,” and “She’s Got the Highway.” You’ll also want to listen to his most recent releases titled “Worth Hanging Onto” and “Wild Mustangs.” Show Notes:0:34 - Learn about Justin’s touring schedule both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. 2:06 - Find out how Justin feels about taking a break from touring. 3:09 - Discover Justin’s favorite places to tour. 3:46 - Justin tells Pete about places he’s seen while traveling. 4:38 - Justin explains how he deals with downtime. 7:05 - Learn how Justin became the bass player for 3 Doors Down. 9:58 - Justin and Pete discuss roadblocks during the Covid-19 pandemic. 11:07 - Discover what goes into Justin’s unique sound. 12:06 - Find out about Justin’s current plans and upcoming events.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design by Stack Host#justinboltonen #3doorsdown #singer
Jason Galante – The Changing Landscape of Executive-Level Sales Have you ever considered a career in sales? Jason Galante is the vice president of sales at Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc. and has an impressive resume in executive-level sales. His experience includes working for food industry giants such as Kashi, Diamond Foods, and Snyder’s Lance. Learn how the Covid-19 pandemic changed how business is conducted, adjusted the method in which relationships are developed, and created the opportunity to work from just about any location. If you’re interested in the exciting career of executive-level sales and want to learn from a couple of experienced salesmen, don’t miss this intriguing episode of The Travel Wins. “When salespeople are successful, and sales leaders are successful, they’re typically out in front of the customer, and I think companies are learning that... Essentially, you don’t need a sales leader or a leader in the building every day.” - Jason Galante Not only do we learn about executive-level sales, but Pete and Jason also discuss the food industry and how consumers have changed their purchasing habits. You’ll also learn about the influence of social media, whether or not in-person sales will continue, and permanent changes that will likely remain due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mary’s Gone Crackers plans to expand its operations in Reno, Nevada, and continue creating new and exciting flavors. If you haven’t tried this gluten-free product, look for it online or in your local grocery store and discover this tasty and healthy snack for yourself. Show Notes: 1:04 - Jason explains why salespeople no longer must work out of a company’s headquarters. 3:50 - Discover how the Covid-19 pandemic affected Jason’s travel schedule. 7:00 - We learn how the Covid-19 pandemic has permanently changed business. 9:30 - Find out if food sales increased or decreased during the Covid-19 pandemic. 12:35 - Pete and Jason discuss how consumer changes have boosted online sales. 15:32 - Jason tells us if trade shows will come back. 16:34 - Pete asks Jason about the secret to creating relationships with people in this new era. 20:16 - Learn how Jason has been able to stay with the same company while working remotely. 24:33 - Jason explains how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected consumer behavior in the food industry. 26:32 - Discover how the food industry utilizes social media. 27:42 - Jason tells us about new developments for Mary’s Gone Crackers.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design by Stack Host#sales #jasongalante #marysgonecrackers
Sean Gasaway, aka Bacon, is an award-winning singer-songwriter, publisher, record executive, record producer, and content creator from the great state of Mississippi. This multi-talented musician has thousands of worldwide followers and performs at venues from Texas to New England. In addition to performing, Sean has over 200 revenue-earning copyrights, four number one songs on the American and Independent Charts, and songs used in several major movies and documentaries. If you want to learn more about the music industry and love great songwriters, enjoy this downhome, southern-fried episode of The Travel Wins. “You aint gonna learn nothing (sic) unless you ask. You’re not going to gain anything unless you ask. If you’re scared of ‘no,’ you’ll never make it.” – Sean Gasaway As a highly-accomplished songwriter, this 25-year veteran of the music business has written songs across multiple genres, including rock, country, rap, gospel, R&B, and pop. Sean’s diverse songwriting expertise has provided him opportunities to write for artists such as 3 Doors Down, Cowboy Troy, Mickie James, Deborah Allen, The Ying Yang Twins, Payton Smith, and many more. Sean has released a series of studio albums, including “Mississippi Vol. 1”, “Mixtape, Mississippi”, “Mixtape, Mississippi 2”, and is currently recording his fourth album set to release in 2021. Show Notes: 0:28 - Discover Sean’s new podcast and what makes it different. 5:10 - Pete and Sean discuss the power of podcasting, social media, and digital marketing. 12:03 - Learn how Sean’s marketing skills captured the attention of the National Pork Board. 17:10 - We learn the best way to get something is to ask for it. 21:22 - Find out how Sean met Mickie James. 25:50 - Sean discusses his upcoming plans and recent performances during the pandemic. 31:05 - Sean explains why performance royalties are critical for artists during uncertain times. 34:24 - Learn why show cancellations are devasting to support staff. 37:21 - Sean talks about cancel culture and the importance of maintaining a positive image. 40:30 - Discover how outside support allows Pete and Sean to focus on creating. 48:15 - Learn what Sean considers success and why he loves his business. 51:52 - Find out who Sean attributes his success to and why giving back is essential. 55:55 - Learn how to connect with Sean.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design – Stack Host
Gerald Horn, MD - Fueling Your Brain for a Healthier Life Is it possible to bottle brainpower? While scientists search for ways to help people safely boost energy and cognition, Dr. Gerald Horn has discovered the formula and calls it Breinfuel. Dr. Horn is a surgical ophthalmologist, pharmaceutical scientist, inventor, and CEO of Breinfuel- "a cerebral beverage designed to support the high performer in their pursuit to live beyond." Together, we'll learn more about Breinfuel and how this ground-breaking development changes the way people think and feel. You'll also discover if this innovative health product is right for you. If you or a loved one can benefit from boosted cognition and higher energy, you don't want to miss this brain-stimulating episode of The Travel Wins. "We tried to make (sic) a product that has a symphony of really healthy ingredients that were selected for a reason to work together… In order to make this a great product, we have to make your brain happy." – Gerald Horn, MD Dr. Horn earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1973 and later graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Horn also boasts a 44-year long career in the medical field, is the chief scientific officer at Presbyopia Therapies LLC, and serves as the medical director at LasikPlus Chicago. In addition to creating Breinfuel, Dr. Horn developed Lumify- an eye-whitening solution currently licensed to Bausch Health Care. This doctor-recommended product is a top seller in the eye-redness reliever market. Other Dr. Horn innovations include Liquid Vision (PRX)- an eye drop that temporarily restores reading vision. Discover for yourself how Dr. Horn is helping people see and think more clearly. Show Notes: 0:43 - Learn about Dr. Horn's early developments. 1:59 - Discover more health benefits that come from tea leaves and coffee beans other than caffeine. 5:15 - Learn how the gradual release of caffeine with the proper fuel support eliminates crashes. 8:01 - Pete and Dr. Horn discuss marketing products in the fitness industry. 9:22 - Dr. Horn explains Breinfuel to Pete in layman's terms. 10:12 - Find out who takes Breinfuel. 14:54 - Learn about the motivations to develop Breinfuel. 22:11 - Discover why Breinfuel is a critical product for high-performance people. 25:44 - We learn how athletes get the energy boost without the crash. 28:31 - Discover why spiking sugar levels are harmful to your health. 32:29 - Pete and Dr. Horn discuss why consumers are demanding better health products. 36:03 - Dr. Horn discloses how Breinfuel helped him change his diet. 40:28 – Pete asks Dr. Horn what makes him different from other doctors.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design – Stack Host
Maxi Priest – Grammy Nominee with a Suitcase Full of Memories When you combine talent, kindness, and experience, you get Maxi Priest. Maxi’s unique style of reggae fusion separates this superstar from the rest in his field and has generated multiple Grammy nominations. Learn about Maxi’s musical roots, the reggae legends he’s met along the way, and his new collaborative album, United State of Mind. We also discuss how Maxi stays healthy while traveling, the impact of Covid on his career, and what he considers a “win” when performing. If you’re a fan of reggae music and want to hear authentic stories from the road, you don’t want to miss this exciting episode of The Travel Wins. “I love different cultures. You know, I go to a place like Japan or India- somewhere like that. And, I go wow! I wish I could bottle this moment and bring it back to my friends that are not as fortunate to travel.” – Maxi Priest Maxi Priest grew up in the United Kingdom with his nine brothers and sisters after his parents moved their family from Jamaica. Maxi’s mother, a Pentecostal missionary, had a strong influence on his worldview and musical career. At the Saxon Studio International, Maxi released his first significant album featuring a unique remake of Cat Steven’s Wild World and soon became one of Britain’s established reggae singers. Maxi Priest has produced eleven solo albums and has charted dozens of hit singles throughout the world. His latest solo album, It All Comes Back to Love, is currently up for a Grammy nomination in 2021. Learn more about Maxi Priest and discover this talented, warm, and authentic reggae singer for yourself. Show Notes: 0:27 - Learn about Maxi’s Grammy nominations and the beginning of his career. 4:12 - Maxi discusses his musical roots and influences. 7:25 - Maxi opens up to Pete about his musical collaborations and motivations to work with others. 10:04 - Pete gets Maxi to discuss some of the most popular Reggae stars he’s met along the way. 12:12 - Pete discloses the first Reggae album he purchased. 18:55 - Find out how the impact of the Covid Pandemic affected Maxi’s performance schedule. 22:35 - We explore the many places Maxi has traveled during his musical career. 25:40 - Discover how Maxi stays healthy and keeps his voice in top condition on the road. 29:23 - Maxi elaborates about seeing Bob Marley at the Crystal Palace Bowl. 31:25 - Maxi explains what he considers a win when he performs. 35:17 - Maxi talks about traveling with his kids and family members on the road. 38:58 - Maxi explains the challenges of jet lag. 42:42 - Learn about the friends Maxi has met from around the world and how they’ve shaped him. 44:08 - Pete describes how Maxi’s music makes him feel and receives a genuine response. 44:44 - Find out how Maxi’s parents prepared him for a musical career. 48:59 - We discuss Maxi’s latest project with Robin Trower and Livingstone Brown. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensPodcast post-production by Podcast CleanersWebsite Design – Stack Host#maxipriest #grammy #reggae
Meet the beautiful and multi-talented Greta Gardner. Greta is a brilliant vintage pin-up model, stylist, photographer, content creator, historian, and social media sensation. Learn about Greta’s experiences traveling the world and how modeling led to a successful career in photography and content creation in this episode of The Travel Wins.“Today, I earn more money from modeling on Instagram and social media than I used to earn on the proper job-nine to five. And, I’m feeling better. I’m feeling more peaceful. And, I think the times are changing.” - Greta GardnerGreta was born in a small town in Croatia, attended college in Zagreb at the age of 18, and now resides in Slovenia when she’s not traveling the world. Greta also commands an impressive social media presence as a stunning vintage pin-up model boasting styles from classic to rockabilly. Discover how Greta finds success online, the social media platforms she uses, and how she began monetizing her craft. We also explore Greta’s current projects, long-term plans, and tips for young women who want to succeed in fashion and content creation. If you’re a fan of vintage styles, online entrepreneurship, and successful women, you don’t want to miss this inspiring podcast. Show Notes: 2:15 - Greta tells us about her roots in Croatia and the places she has lived. 3:02 - Pete asks about Greta’s experiences traveling the world. 5:27 - Find out why Greta likes Japan, her favorite city, and the friends she has met along the way. 6:40 - Greta talks about Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and the rockabilly scene. 10:27 - Learn how Greta found entrepreneurial success online. 13:26 - Pete asks Greta about her upcoming projects in 2021. 15:02 - Discover how modeling led to Greta’s multifaceted content creation career. 17:25 - Greta explains how she began monetizing content creation. 19:51 - Greta tells us about different social media platforms and which ones work best for her. 23:40 - Greta provides tips for girls that want to find success in fashion and content creation. 26:44 - Pete asks Greta about her long-term plans. 27:22 - Pete and Greta discuss pandemic lockdowns, keeping up on current events, and cancel culture.Visit www.thetravelwins.com for more episodes with business travelers.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack Host
Mickie James is a 6 time world champion WWE professional wrestler, country singer/songwriter, wife, mom, actress, model, podcast host and grown ass woman.Starting her wrestling career at a young age Mickie didn't know then that she would travel the world. Now as a wife and mom, Mickie is still enjoying the travels of her wrestling and singing careers. We have a great talk about her recent move to Nashville, Tennessee and the help she relies on from friends and family to make her crazy schedule come together.Like so many others, Mickie’s work is being affected by the worldwide lockdown but her positive mindset is making the best of the current travel conditions. It was great talking to another business traveler that is obsessive about planning her trips ahead of schedule and we shared many common travel traits. Make sure to follow Mickie on her social media pages to stay up with her upcoming tour dates and new music.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack Host
Will she be the first black female country singer with a #1 hit?Ashlie Amber is a country vogue singer who is breaking out of the norms of country music. Ashlie is infusing her own brand of country, pop and R&B into her new music. She spent years working on cruise ships as a headliner for various ship lines after being on the singing show American Idol. We spoke about her days traveling the world to different countries and how she handled being away from friends and family for long periods. She shares a great story how she met her manager reaffirming the idea that you never know who you will meet and what impact they will have on your life. She has a new song being released this week, Those Nights, so she is excited to share the song and start touring as soon as possible. The lockdown affected her ability to earn income, like so many of us, but it also gave her time to reflect and focus where she wants to go with her career.Make sure to follow Ashlie on her social media pages to stay up with her upcoming tour dates and new music.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack Host
What can I do after my fighting career?Laura Sanko is a commentator for MMA fights around the globe. Using her personal experiences as a professional MMA fighter Laura has quickly adjusted to the commentator life. Laura decided to change career paths from professional fighter to commentator/reporter after giving birth to her first child. A tough decision to retire after spending years training and learning martial arts made a little easier as she gets to use her knowledge of the sport and fighters to her advantage in talking about them.She is moving up the ranks in a traditionally male dominated field of combat sport reporting and commentating. We talk about her journey, her travels around the globe for fights, raising her son with her husband and having a ranch in the Midwest.Make sure to follow Laura on her social media pages to stay up with everything she has coming up and where she will be next.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack HostABOUT Laura SankoLaura graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She was involved in karate as a young child and has had an interest in the martial arts since then. She has worked for Zuffa LLC since 2016 the company is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked as a reporter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She has conducted interviews for the UFC that were televised on FOX and ESPN. She has interviewed many of the UFC's biggest stars. Laura is credited by IMDb as an actress, known for Invicta FC 18 Grasso vs. Esquibel (2016), UFC on ESPN (2019) and Invicta FC 13 Cyborg vs. Van Duin (2015).She defeated Cassie Robb on January 5, 2013 in her only professional mixed martial arts bout. The bout was part of the promotion Invicta FC 4 - Esparza vs. Hyatt. She competed in the atomweight division. Laura also has 4 wins and 1 loss in amateur mixed martial arts fight. She defeated Amanda Hein, Emily Reid, Kyla Potter and Nadia Nixon. She lost to Leslie Lockwood on October 30, 2010. Laura Sanko is married with a child.
How do you make the most with your life?Kanya Sesser is a professional skateboarder, model, actress, public speaker and influencer. She may have had a rough start to her life but she is proving all things are possible. We had a great talk about her successes being the first adaptive person to perform in the X Games and what it’s like to travel from place to place whether fro public speaking, competing or modeling. She has a great outlook on life, a supportive family and boyfriend that helps her thru the hard times that we all experience.Make sure to follow Kanya on her social media pages to stay up with everything she has coming up and where she will be next.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack HostABOUT Kanya SesserKanya was born in Pak Chong, Thailand without legs. She was abandoned on the front steps of a Buddhist temple when she was only one week old. The monks at the temple took care of her for one year until she was transferred to a Bangkok hospital. The plan was to find her a family, and more importantly a loving home. For a few years she lived with an older loving couple that she loved to call her grandparents. It was at the age of 5 that she was finally united with her devoted adoptive parents and destiny brought her to Portland, Oregon.Pushed by her inexhaustible energy and her invincible attitude not to let anything stop her she started at a very young age with skateboarding, surfing, mono skiing, tennis, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing, hiking, swimming, break dancing, quad driving and a lot more. After competing in 100, 200 and 400 meter wheelchair racing events at school and at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ she has intensified training to qualify for Team USA for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in mono skiing.At the age of 15 she began modeling sportswear. While launching her screen acting career with a guest appearance on Code Black (2015) in 2015, her barrier breaking lingerie photo shoot and her modeling campaigns with major brands like Nike, Billabong and Panty Prop received massive media attention worldwide and have changed the fashion model world as well as the advertising model world forever.
What is the Japanese rockabilly scene like?Misaki Aono is the lead singer of the Japanese rockabilly group, The Biscats, and co-star of the 5 Seconds of Summer video “Youngblood” which has 153 million views. Her father being in a rockabilly band while she was growing up gave her inspiration to pursue her own career of singing rockabilly. She played in the United States at the 2019 Viva Las Vegas weekend as well as playing up to 40 shows a year in Japan. The band has plans to play at the next Viva Las Vegas, when ever that might be.Misaki spoke about the hardest parts of touring for her and what she enjoys about touring. We also spoke about the potential for shows during the Olympics this coming summer as well as her touring plans for 2021. You can watch the episode on YouTube as well. It was a blast getting to know Misaki and learn more about the rockabilly scene in Japan.Make sure to visit Misaki on her social media pages and make sure to catch a show if you get the chance.This was my first international interview and my first interview using a translator, Ryunosuke Watanabe. I can’t thank Ryu enough for his help in making sure that my questions were phrased appropriately. If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack Host#misakiaono #misaki #rockabilly
“Not Today Cancer” is a little harder when you are a mom of 2.Rachel Raines is my guest today. Rachel is a model, real estate agent and a mom of 2. Adding to an already difficult 2020 with the worldwide pandemic Rachel successfully fought cancer. We have a great talk about the struggles of raising children and the adventures of them growing up. A good co-parenting relationship is the key to Rachel being able to travel for her modeling jobs and real estate projects. We spent time talking about her cancer battle earlier in 2020 and how her dad passing of the same cancer made her battle extra challenging. I enjoyed hearing how a better diet and meditation made her able to fight the good fight so she can continue raising her children.Make sure to visit Rachel on her social media pages and if you need real estate advice for the central Colorado areas give her a shout.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.
How can I empower tween and teen girls?Tedi Serge is my guest today. Tedi started Girl Powerful® which is a youth empowerment 501(c)3 organization with her sister Sonya. Started in 2014, Girl Powerful is designed to give tween and teen girls the social and emotional learning tools to build a strong sense of self. She took the opportunity of the lockdown to expand their reach to virtual nationwide programs in addition to their in person teachings. The sisters and their guest mentors are enjoying speaking with tweens and teens about social media and peer pressures and how to protect themselves.Make sure to visit Tedi and Girl Powerful on their social media pages and check out their book “Girl Powerful Journal”If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to you.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Kotzbach and Steve StevensWebsite Design – Stack Host#tween #girlpowerful #tediserge
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