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Captain Dan Blanchard weaves together narrative stories about his time on the sea, supporting sustainable travel, industry news, travel tips, and real conversations about creating adventure at any age. This is a place for a community of nature lovers, intrepid travelers, and industry experts sharing their love of this fascinating planet. This is a place to fill your heart and your head with travels in nature, hear interviews with people around the world and the movement behind Dan creating his own high-end travel company.
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For those who love to travel, now feels like a time to get out there more than ever before! There is no magic bullet to when normal will be "normal" but we can talk plenty of travel stokes in the meantime with two adventurers who've been around the world. In this latest episode, Captain Dan talks with Trave Bell, a guy who's made a lifestyle out of a little blue book of travel wish lists! From Juneau to Melbourne the man who is known worldwide as THE Bucket List Guy shares his humor, insights, engaging stories, and truly unique way of travel all distilled into a 30-minute podcast. Trav Bell is an author, podcaster, CEO, travel coach, amateur DJ, and uplifting adventurer. He has plenty of humor and stories to share.  His goal? Making your bucket list happen now and throughout any stage of the pandemic, even in your own town.We dive into travel, adventure, and the intersection of finding happiness through accomplishing all things small to big.  If you're looking for great travel inspiration and the tools to do it right, this is a no-brainer listen. Stay safe and get outside. We will see you on board!Follow Trav Bell, The Bucket List Guy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bucketlistguy.travbell/Find more at TheBucketListGuy.comGet his book (hand-signed) at: https://www.thebucketlistguy.com/book/Listen to his podcast: https://www.thebucketlistguy.com/podcast/Become a Bucket List Coach:  https://www.bucketlistcoach.com/What Trav is reading now:  Mindset, Carol Dwick Ph.D Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncruise/Enter to win a cruise for two on the UnCruise Adventures website: Enter Now Find more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.comContact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Ever dreamed of being a National Geographic nature filmmaker? Captain Dan talks one on one with long-time filmmaker and creator of Diving Deep, Mimi DeGruy. An extraordinary and breathtaking movie that highlights our oceans, our connection to them, and the need for ongoing sustainability around our oceans. The movie chronicles the exciting life of her late husband Mike DeGruy, his passion for the seas, and their life of filmmaking together. She shares stories about being cornered by sharks, shark bites, capturing flowing lava, and many other stories of her growth and documentation of our oceans! Tune in for more No Ordinary stories with Captain Dan and celebrate World Oceans Day with this podcast!Watch Deep Dive The Movie on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Diving-Deep-Life-Times-deGruy/dp/B08QN9RCK7Follow Mimi DeGruy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mimiarmstrongdegruy/?hl=en Find more at DeepDiveTheMovie.comSupport World Ocean Day  WorldOceansDay.orgFollow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.comContact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Ever felt the call of the wild and wanted to capture iconic travel images like the pros? Hear from professional travel photographers John and Lisa Merrill on their experiences from growing from amateur to pro, with a lot of adventure along the way. Listen in for tips and tricks for everything from DSLR cameras to iPhones and how to combine your unique view of the world with stunning images. Merrill Images is celebrating 25 years in business this year. They share how they've made it work, and how a change in the world allowed them to learn even more ways to create images and connect with photographers around the world.  In this episode, Captain Dan reconnects with the passion of capturing an image and the importance of conversation in photography where ever you are traveling. This is a great source for travel photography with plenty of travel adventures to share. Listen in on stories from small boat cruising, to overseas biking stories and mistaking a whale for a bear.  Captain Dan continues to weave his stories and share his knowledge of the world through conversations with diverse people. Join us!Follow Merrill Images and view full image galleries online.  Find more at MerrillImages.comJoin a photo workshop In Person, On Zoom, or In PersonFollow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/MerrillImages/Connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/merrillimages Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com  uncruise.comContact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Dan joins international travel writer and slow traveler from the other side of the world for a chat about creating personal growth and healing through travel and international experiences. If you are a traveler at heart, you'll love this fun bite-size travel story conversation.  Find out how to unplug, and unpack in countries around the world for your own slow travel experience from coach Todra Payne and discover sublime experiences by following your travel dreams. Todra goes from celebrity make-up artist in Los Angeles to traveling the world as a working professional, coach, writer, and house-sitter, with a full-time job in travel. If you’re looking to travel and explore life in unconventional ways, check out this episode and connect with Todra online. In this episode, we hear the tools of how to support your travels starting out, and what it's like traveling as a woman, female of color, and an American overseas during a worldwide pandemic. Join her online courses and coaching to learn to manifest your dreams and travel.  Find more at TravelLiveBreathe.comFollow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/todrapayne/Connect with her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/travellivebreathe1/Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com Contact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventur
In this episode, Dan takes us back to the early days of creating an adventure brand, and how important connection, family, friends, and nature has been in his life.  He's joined by six seasoned adventure travelers,  who have also traveled aboard the small adventure boats of UnCruise Adventures. They take a trip down memory lane sharing top travel stories and how they seek adventure while recognizing what the new normal of travel will be in 2021 and beyond.  Where do you imagine yourself traveling? We hope you are truly inspired to seek adventure and connection in the wild places of the world.A big thank you to our special panel of guests! Find Spring travel specials at: https://uncruise.com/pages/our-specials Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com Contact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventur
JoAnna Haugen has spent decades working in travel around the world as a writer and editor with magazines and adventure brands. She finds her space at the intersection of sustainable travel, environmental conservation, and community-based advocacy efforts. In this episode, Captain Dan dives into the inspiration behind her life in travel, running her own business, initiatives on regenerative travel, and how to become a conscious slow traveler who contributes to the communities around them. We look at how we can continue to explore our own backyards, and stay safe in the return to travel and learn ways to create our own travel-related businesses.   Find more at RootedStorytelling.comContact or book JoAnna at joanna@joannahaugen.comJoin her online courses at https://rootedstorytelling.com/courses/Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rootedstorytelling/Twitter https://twitter.com/joanna_haugen?lang=enSupport the climate emergency by joining Tourism Declares, a community for resources and support: https://www.tourismdeclares.com/Interested in responsible consumer-facing content? Get to know Impact Travel Alliance: https://www.impacttravelalliance.org/Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com Contact the team at pr@uncruise.comWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventur 
Jeannette Ceja is the founder of Jet Set with Jeannette, a place to engage in travel. Jeannette is a bilingual travel journalist, TV host, and global public speaker who speaks about diversity inclusion as a woman and Latina. In this episode, Jeannette chats with Captain Dan about her love of travel, her inspiration to transform the industry from a young age, and how she gives back to travel and non-profits. She is growing her business into a TV show, travel book and shares her love of logging miles and storytelling. Find more at JetSetWithJeannette.orgContact or book Jeannette at travel@jetsetwithjeannette.com Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jetsetwithjeannette/Twitter https://twitter.com/JeannetteCejaFacebook https://www.facebook.com/jetsetwithjeannette/Non-profits mentioned in the podcast:TravelUnity.orgWomen in Leadership TakeTheLeadWomen.comEntrepreneurship SynergyofWmpoweredWomen.comWheelchairs for Individuals FreeWheelChairMission.orgFollow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseFind more at UnCruise.com Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com Want to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventur
Host Dan Blanchard joins two avid female travelers who have both succeeded in male-dominated travel and maritime occupations, who also happen to be part of his family. Both females and minorities are making inroads into previously exclusive male-dominated fields and are excelling. Join Captain Dan Blanchard, his daughter Captain Denee Blanchard and his life partner and long-time outdoor guide and expedition leader, Megan Moran for an informative and enthusiastic episode. Listen in on everything from what is happening behind the scenes to what it took to succeed in their positions and more hilarious travel tales.Get inspired. Small boats. Small groups. Small footprint.Find more at UnCruise.com Contact the team at pr@uncruise.com Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventur
Ron Peck, the Port of Seattle Tourism Director, has a long history in travel and tourism.  With a background in sales and marketing, he has worked with several well-known travel brands leading them through growth and recovery. Find out more about what the Port of Seattle plans to do to boost tourism, what areas we can all support for the return of travel, travel diversity, and plenty of travel stories from an adventurer who has made a career out of exploring new places. And getting others excited to explore too. A few of Ron's best travel memories include: Alaska's Northern Lights Glacier Bay in a small day excursion boatHumpback Whale performances……in S.E. and SouthcentralHotel Halsingland & bar in HainesKenai Backcountry Lodge Kayaking on Skilak Lake and Kenai Fjords Lodge in Kenai Fjords NPSExperiencing Japanese professional baseballCoral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Awesome Sunsets  Ireland - Guinness, Music and the PeopleDisneyland with kidsExperiencing Perestroika during the “opening up of the Soviet Union”Get inspired.Find more at Port of Seattle.orgContact Tourism Director Ron Peck at peck.r@portseattle.orgGet details on the cities grants and economic initiatives: https://www.portseattle.org/business/economic-developmentFollow Port of Seattle and their initiatives on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portofseattle/Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Courtney left her corporate job to explore the world and never looked back. She began guiding outdoor trips around the world, then set her sights on creating her own business. Hear stories of travel inspiration, tips for becoming a guide, and what it's taken to start and scale an outdoor business. This female founder has a lot of experience and is providing an outlet for adventurers to connect with their dreams. As Courtney says, join the growing movement of people who left the cubicle for a life of adventure and embraced life beyond 9 to 5. Find more at Occupation Wild, with owner and editor, Courtney Condy Find jobs or subscribe to the job newsletter: https://www.occupationwild.com/all-jobsFollow OW on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/occupation_wild/Follow Courtney on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneymcondy/Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Joe Williams is a respected Tlingit tribal elder and tribal brother of host Dan Blanchard. He leads by example throughout the community and has a wealth of knowledge of his local community and history. Once the Mayor of Ketchikan and Saxman, Joe has been involved with the communities and Native tribes for most of his life. He was also the first Tlingit to be elected Ketchikan’s mayor. He runs a well sought after local business teaching others about the local history and Tlingit culture.  During his career, he has brought people and organizations together for the betterment of communities and helped raise money to invest in the Native communities and their people.  Hear what's next for Joe, the community, and share travel stories. I’ve known Joe Williams, Ka Xesh X’e, the former mayor of Ketchikan and current mayor of Saxman Village, since 1988. We’ve worked together for many years, and our friendship developed over a long period. He came to visit me one day in Seattle and asked what I was doing on May 11 and could I come to Ketchikan. He wanted to adopt me into the tribe as his brother. This was a special moment in my personal life. - Dan BlanchardContact Joe for local tours at: joeandsons@gmail.com  Read more at Where the Eagle Walks: http://www.whereeaglewalks.com/about.htmlFollow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
We discuss current @astatraveladvisors initiatives, what travel advisors can do to help the travel industry moving forward and Zane's push on the hill fighting for governmental support to help small businesses and travel advisors. Learn what we can all do to get involved, hear how Zane became a travel advocate and leading CEO, along with individual travel stories. Get motivated, learn more, and look towards future travel!Find more at ASTA.Org,  CEO Zane KerbyJoin ASTA's Business Summit November 10th - 11th, 2020: https://my.asta.org/PBS/Home/PBS/Home.aspxJoin ASTA's Destination Expo 2020 in Croatia! https://my.asta.org/ADE/Home/ADE/Home.aspxGet involved with ASTA's governmental advocacy: https://www.asta.org/Government/Advocacy.cfm?navItemNumber=11180Follow GBNP on Instagram: @astaFollow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Our National Parks are some of our national best ideas, and we join Glacier Bay National Park, Superintendent on life as a public servant, avid sailor, scientist, and diver who has logged 3800 cold water dives in his own national park! We dive into what's new for the park, how they are pivoting during COVID and no tourism, their work with local tribes, and the passion of becoming a passionate outdoorsman and advocate for the environment. Find more at NPS.Org,  GBNP Superintendent Phillip HoogeSupport GBNP projects and donations: https://www.nps.gov/glba/getinvolved/donate.htmFind out more on Alaska Geographic, the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserves non-profit partner: https://www.akgeo.org/donate/Follow GBNP on Instagram: @glacierbaynps Follow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
Uwern Jong has trekked around the world and found himself learning and leading in what's next for discerning travelers.  Hear his stories from Angkor Wat to the Solomon Islands and his thoughts on diversity in travel and representing the LGBTQ community. What inspired him to leave his marketing career and become a journalist and editor of a top luxury magazine? Listen in to find out and ponder what travel will look like around the world. Find more at OutThere.com Luxury Magazine, Uwern Jong EditorFollow Uwern on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwern/?hl=enFollow No Ordinary Adventure and UnCruise Adventures:YouTube: UnCruise AdventuresTwitter: https://twitter.com/UnCruiseFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnCruiseWant to know more or want to leave us a voice mail for the podcast? Leave us a message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/noordinaryadventure
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