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Author: Joanne Hendrickson

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Backpacker Flip Flops is a podcast that brings you travel experiences and tips from around the world. It is hosted by Joanne Hendrickson, the founder of backpackerflipflops.com, who has traveled extensively through the United States and world. Episodes are typically 10-15 minutes long and will highlight a city, country, or experience.
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Crushes at 36000 Feet

Crushes at 36000 Feet

2021-01-2213:55

What would you do if you spotted your celebrity crush taking the same flight as you? Hear about travel podcaster Joanne Hendrickson's experience and the pros and cons of flying cross country with your crush. Follow me on Instagram: @backpackerflipflops Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
This episode is about the Zurich Neujahrsmarathon, a running event that takes place in Switzerland on new years at midnight. Follow me on Instagram: @backpackerflipflops Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
This episode is about the Stille Nacht Kapelle in Oberndorf, Austria. It explains the history of the song "Silent Night" and information about the town where it was first sung on Christmas Eve in 1818. Follow me on Instagram: @backpackerflipflops Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
This episode is about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park located in Atlanta, Georgia. It highlights some of the key attractions, discusses his burial site, and also includes a special conversation between a tourist and a park ranger who were different races but able to come together and be a testament to MLK's dream decades after he was assassinated. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
On this episode, we are off to see the wizard (and other characters from the Wizard of Oz) in the town of Wamego, Kansas, the Oz-fan town in the United States. Kansas is synonymous with the 'Wizard of Oz' and this town has become the top tourist destination for 'Ozmopolitans' with several Wizard of Oz themed attractions. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
There is a chapter in Northern Ireland history referred to as ‘The Troubles.' It was a series of violent conflicts between the Protestants who were Loyalists to the UK and the Roman Catholic nationalist Republicans, who wanted Northern Ireland to become part of Ireland. After almost three decades of conflict, it ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Well, the violence ended... but the pain is still there, the stories are still there, the emotions are still there. While touring around Belfast, I learned about the Conflicting Stories political history tour - half of the tour is led by a Catholic Republican and the other half is led by a Protestant Loyalist. Oh, and they both were murderers who spent time in prison for their crimes. This episode is about seeing two sides of Belfast - two different stories on two sides of a gate by two different murderers. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
Day Trip to Greenland

Day Trip to Greenland

2020-05-0818:18

While visiting Iceland, I had the opportunity to take a day trip to Greenland and visit the tiny Inuit community in Kulusuk, Greenland and see a society very different from my own. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
If you've traveled around Europe, perhaps you have noticed an occasional 3 inch brass square in the ground. If you have, you've seen a piece of the world's largest decentralized memorial. There are actually over 75,000 of these squares around Europe. They are called Stolpersteines (also called stumbling stones). Stoplersteines are made to recognize those whose lives were negatively impacted because of the Nazis. On a trip through Cologne, Germany, I had the chance to attend the laying of a stone in memory of a victim. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
In the town of Alnwick, England, inside of a 300 year old hotel, you can find the reassembled first class lounge from the Olympic, Titanic's sister ship, that was taken apart in the 1930s. On this episode, I talk about how I randomly found this Titanic-related site and share details of what was brought into this hotel from the ship. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
A trip to Nova Scotia led me to the grave of 'J Dawson of the Titanic' but this J Dawson was not the famous Jack from the movie. On this episode, I share the stories of several of the victims of the Titanic that are laid to rest in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as provide details about the real J Dawson. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
A drive down to the tiny town of Plains, Georgia, offered the experience to meet President Jimmy Carter. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram to see pictures from this trip: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
Dubai offered the opportunity for a thrilling dining experience which Forbes.com has listed as one of the 10 most unusual restaurants in the world. Learn about what it is like eating at a table suspended by a crane 50 meters high in the sky. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my travel video playlist on YouTube.
While traveling around Amsterdam, asking one question opened me up to an entirely unique experience while visiting the Anne Frank House! The lessons learned on this trip experience impacted my future travels. Check out my website: BackpackerFlipFlops.com Follow along on Instagram: @backpackerflipflops Click here to access my 'Glimpse of' travel video playlist on YouTube.
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Trailer Episode

2020-02-2202:04

Backpacker Flip Flops is a podcast that brings you travel experiences and tips from around the world. It is hosted by Joanne Hendrickson, the founder of backpackerflipflops.com, who has traveled extensively through the United States and world. Episodes are typically 10-15 minutes long and will highlight a city, country, or experience.
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