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Travelling Inside Out

Travelling Inside Out

Author: Alina I. Grad

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This isn't your ordinary travel nor journal podcast, – it's a rollercoaster of laughter, adventures, and a touch of 'inner work' (or maybe just 'inner confusion?'). Alina's misadventures, tales of travel, and ongoing quest for personal growth will have you in stitches while inspiring you to break out of your comfort zone and chase your dreams. Join us this season as Alina settles in her 6th country, juggles married life, and digs deep into the mysteries of inner work and mental health. It's a journey where humor is the best travel companion.
199 Episodes
Get ready for a virtual adventure to Cambodia, with a short stop in Thailand! Alina welcomes back Andra to discuss her recent group tour experience in this fascinating Southeast Asian nation. The episode delves into the itinerary, exploring iconic landmarks like Angkor Wat alongside lesser-known treasures. We unpack the benefits and potential drawbacks of group tours, offering valuable insights for future travelers considering this style of exploration. Check the other episodes with Andra, here:
Curious about the impact of therapy? Join me for a special live episode to celebrate International Happiness Day and my birthday! We'll be diving deep into my 4-month therapy journey, sharing takeaways on anxiety, triggers unlearning some behaviours that don't serve me, and answering your questions live. Check the playlist with Inner Work. Sharing my personal experience, not professional advice!
Alina and Andra delve into the details of Andra's upcoming 10-day trip to Cambodia. From the meticulous preparations to booking a group tour for the first time and revisiting Vietnam and Thailand, Andra shares the excitement building up to her adventure. The duo also presents their monthly recommendations—a captivating book and a noteworthy YouTube channel. Tune in for a sneak peek into Andra's pre-trip journey and discover some new and captivating content recommendations.
Ever dreamed of being in the audience of your favorite late-night talk show? This week, join Alina as she shares her experience scoring tickets to the Super Bowl special episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert! From the thrill of the pre-show buzz to the unexpected challenges of a live taping, Alina takes you behind the scenes and reveals what it's really like to be part of the studio audience. Get ready for laughter, excitement, and a touch of disappointment as Alina spills the tea on her (mostly) magical night.
Only Murders in... Brooklyn

Only Murders in... Brooklyn


'We didn't have this on our bingo cards'. You know what Alina and Andra mean if you've listen to the previous bonus episode. This week Alina delves into the gruesome murder that happened on her block. Only Murders in the Building, Brooklyn version. Don't worry this is not about to become a murder mystery podcast. Especially since it's very little mystery left. But before that, they talk about their firsts... when it comes to indulgences or illegal substances. And the monthly recommendations segment is back.
Alina's Utah stories continue in 2024 with a trip to Salt Lake City. After visiting National Parks last year in March, it was time to experience the slopes. Or was it? The snow storm had other plans for them. From navigating snowflakes to the dynamic family reunion, this episode unfolds as a candid exploration of Alina's wintry expedition in Utah. Especially after the 700 dry spell of no snow in NYC.
Get ready for a game-changing bonus episode as Alina and Andra roll out their 2024 Bingo Boards, filled with predictions for each other and surprise AI-generated twists. Join the hosts for a lively fun discussion on what the future holds, sprinkled with a touch of AI vision. Will they nail the predictions? Only time will tell.
Join Alina and Andra in a heartfelt episode dedicated to gratitude as they share and reflect on 10 things they are thankful for from the past year. From personal triumphs to meaningful moments, this episode is a celebration of joy and appreciation despite the challenging year they both had. Tune in for a warm and inspiring journey through the highs of 2023.
Join host Alina and monthly guest Andra in a heartwarming episode as they revisit their childhood holidays in Romania. From the religious traditions of Christmas to the unique nuances of growing up in different regions, this episode is a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Explore the cultural tapestry that binds them, the regional differences that shaped their festive experiences, and the timeless traditions they both still hold dear.
Join Alina as she embarks on a longer weekend trip close to Miami for a special family gathering and a few days of relaxation at Hollywood Beach, Florida. Our intrepid host shares her experiences staying in three different accommodations, offering a glimpse into the unique charm of each. Laugh along with Alina as she openly admits to a few traveling mishaps, proving that even seasoned travelers have their share of learning moments. From navigating the local scene to choosing the perfect beach spot, Alina's candid tales highlight the beauty of embracing the unexpected. Discover the highs and lows of Alina's journey as she juggles family dynamics, explores Hollywood's sandy shores, and unravels the mysteries of each accommodation. Whether you're a travel enthusiast or someone planning a Miami escape, this episode promises a blend of insightful tips, funny anecdotes, and the warmth of family connections. Tune in for an entertaining exploration of a weekend filled with sunshine, sand, and a touch of Alina's trademark humor. Podcast: Personal:
Join host Alina and monthly guest Andra in the enchanting world of Bali as they explore the island's vibrant yoga teaching scene. Dive into the rich tapestry of spiritual exploration against the backdrop of Bali's natural beauty. From hidden yoga gems to the cultural experience, this episode is your passport to Balinese serenity and holistic education. 00:00 Intro 01:00 Catching Up with Andra 03:52 Preconceptions about Bali 06:12 Why Bali? 11:28 Exploring Yoga Teachings Classes 20:52 Not Shaving Trend  23:35 Time Spent in Bali 26:53 Daily Routine at the Yoga School 29:13 Impressions 33:48 How To Keep the Practice at Home 36:41 What Changed? 42:47 Challenges of Being in Yoga School 47:00 Challenges of Being in Bali 51:19 Future Plans 53:53 New Segment Inside - Out Wonders 58:28 Female Safety 1:01:55 Bali Conclusions 1:02:36 YouTube Plans 1:05:13 Outro
Join Alina on a surprise road trip to the picturesque Pocono Mountains and charming Scranton in Pennsylvania. In this Season 6 premiere, Alina surprises her husband with a memorable adventure, sharing their experiences, costs, and valuable insights from their fall getaway. Podcast YouTube: @travellinginsideout Travel YouTube: @alinaigrad
Hi and welcome to Travelling Inside Out. This is Alina, your host. This season is your ticket to the wild ride that is this life - moving to the 6th country, marriage and a bit of soul-searching. It’s like a sitcom, but with travels, screwups and a sprinkling of personal growth. Get ready for a rollercoaster of chuckles and 'aha' moments! And remember, your outer journey begins with inner work. Travelling Inside Out, now bi-weekly.
As season 5 of "Travelling Inside Out" draws to a close, host Alina engages in a soul-stirring conversation with her friend Andra. Revealing the transformative potential of these ancient practices in modern life, Andra shares her story of breaking free from the confines of a corporate job and embarking on a soul-searching adventure to Nepal. . Through vivid storytelling, Andra shares the challenges and triumphs of her path, offering listeners a glimpse into the nexus of spirituality and self-discovery. While we regret any audio hiccups in this episode, we promise an enhanced experience when we return with a fresh season this October.
Alina shares her experience of getting her first NY ID. Discover the essential steps, insider strategies, and crucial documents needed to successfully navigate the New York identification landscape. She covers everything you need to know about the process, including the required documents, and the wait time. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who is planning on getting a NY ID for the first time. P.S. It takes more than an ID to become a New Yorker. Haha.
In this heartwarming episode, your host Alina sits down with her dear friend Andra, as they embark on a nostalgic journey through the depths of their nearly 15-year friendship. Join them as they reminisce about how it all began – a chance encounter at a local TV station in Romania where their paths first crossed. Little did they know that this would be the foundation of a bond that would withstand time and distance. As life unfolded, Alina and Andra found themselves living in different countries, facing the challenges of maintaining their connection across borders. They share the candid moments when they temporarily lost touch but found their way back to one another, proving that true friendship endures. Throughout the years, they've discovered each other's passions, quirks, and dreams, and learned valuable lessons that come with navigating life together. Join us for an inspiring conversation about the power of friendship, the beauty of staying connected despite life's twists and turns, and the joy of celebrating one decade and a half of unwavering companionship.
If you're planning to travel to Baltimore, Maryland, this episode offers valuable insights and travel tips. Follow Alina's footsteps as she uncovers the history and literary heritage of Baltimore, explores the city on foot and through convenient transportation options, and immerses herself in the charm of the inner harbor. Whether you're a fan of Poe, a lover of good food, or simply seeking a new destination to explore, let Travelling Inside Out be your guide to a memorable Baltimore experience. If you want to check the video of the trip, check YouTube:
Transitioning to NYC

Transitioning to NYC


With raw authenticity and insightful anecdotes, Alina delves into the highs and lows of her experience, offering a compelling glimpse into the world of New York City. From the exhilarating access to a plethora of events and cultural opportunities to the challenges of navigating the urban landscape and coping with the crime rate, she provides an honest and comprehensive list of pros and cons. Whether you're considering a move to the Big Apple or simply fascinated by the allure of NYC, this episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking an authentic account of life in the city that captivates hearts worldwide."
A DIY Fiasco

A DIY Fiasco


From daringly cutting her own hair to battling battery problems on her laptop, this episode takes you through a series of misadventures. Discover the twists and turns as Alina navigates repair shops and the Apple store. Tune in for an update on her upcoming trip and exciting website and podcast format changes.
Join Alina as she recounts her unforgettable honeymoon trip to the Grand Canyon in March. Experience the love, adventure, and the mesmerizing beauty of this natural wonder through her words. If you're a fan of love stories and breathtaking landscapes, this episode is a must-listen.
Comments (4)

Pfano Rathogwa

Yey. Happy that you put South Africa on the top. You're always welcomed. I Live and work in Johannesburg, Sandton. Any help you need I can provide. Thank you for this great podcast. I'm addicted to it. @pfano rathogwa insta/FB

Jan 21st
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Pfano Rathogwa

I really liked this episode. You set the record straight. I'm at work as I type. My boss on the other side of the desk. Grinding...but I'm saving for travels. Thank you 🙏🏾

Nov 20th
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