Travel With Meaning

Travel With Meaning

Travel stories that have impacted the lives and careers of artists, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and travel experts. Hosted by Mike Schibel, Founder of Travel With Meaning.

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December 29, 2021 46 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

This is the last episode of  season 4 and of 2021.  We finished the year with an in person conversation with our Fall intern team.  On this episode we hear from each of the interns about the podcast episodes they produced, what principles of How To Travel With Meaning they connected with, stories they created and what were their big takeaways for this semester. 

The intern team played a huge part in isol...

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Hello Meaningful Travelers:

You're in for a treat as this is our second in person interview of season 4. Not only is this an in person interview, but it's with a guest who shared inspiring travel stories with us as part of Travel Talk Live (click here) to watch that awesome conversation.   and now....Meet Alexandra Cheney, A travel writer, culture reporter and content creator, employing the best medium to tell stories; for ...
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December 14, 2021 48 min

Hello Meaningful travelers! Welcome to a special episode of the Travel With Meaning Podcast. This was the first live conversation we've had with a guest in person since the pandemic.  This episode was recorded at the beautiful Austin Hope Winery in Paso Robles.  Our guest Adam Montiel, is a long time popular morning show radio DJ  in California’s Central Coast hosting "Up & Adam in the Morning" on Coast 104.5. He al...

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November 30, 2021 58 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

We had the opportunity to speak with Wellness Travel Coach and Founder of The Travel Coach Network, Sahara Rose De Vore. The Travel Coach Network is a global community of travel coaches and travel professionals. Sahara is also a published author and global speaker. She spent over a decade traveling the globe as a solo female backpacker visiting more than 84 countries. Sahara has two passions within her b...

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November 23, 2021 59 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

This episode we had the chance to speak with J.J. Kelley. J.J. Kelley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and explorer focusing on issues of conservation and wildlife crime. Three of Kelley’s documentaries have been featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine, including the Emmy-nominated “Warlords of Ivory,” and he is a producer and correspondent for National Geographic Channel’s flagship documenta...

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November 16, 2021 62 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

Today's podcast features Ernest White II!

Ernest White II is a storyteller, explorer, executive producer and host of television travel docu-series FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II, currently airing in the United States on Public Television Stations and Create TV nationwide. He is also founder and CEO of Presidio Pictures, a new film, television, and digital media studio centering BIPOC, LGBTQ+, a...

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November 9, 2021 52 min

Hello Meaningful travelers! 

Welcome to this week's episode of the Travel With Meaning Podcast. Today we are joined by fellow podcaster, Comedian and TV host Mike Siegel. Mike created the Travel Tales Podcast – a lighthearted conversation highlighting the best and worst experiences that travel has to offer.

He was the host of TBS network’s “TBS Movie EXTRA”, and hosted numerous network shows including HGTV’s “If Walls Could Tal...

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November 2, 2021 52 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

Welcome to another inspiring episode of the Travel With Meaning Podcast! Today we speak with the Founder and CEO of Portico Travel, Jacqueline Hampton.

Portico helps you save, plan, organize, and share amazing adventures. Get ready to be inspired and have some fun, even before you depart.

Tune in to today's podcast to find out what travel means to Jacqueline Hampton and to hear some amazing travel s...

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October 26, 2021 55 min

Hello Meaningful Travelers!

In this episode we speak with Ryan Hitzel. Ryan is the Founder and Creative Director of The Roark Revival, a brand that follows a wayward adventurer named Roark around the globe making apparel and trinkets inspired by the travels. Previous to Roark, Ryan was an Associate Creative Director on Volkswagen at Deutsch Advertising in Los Angeles. He resides with his family in Laguna Beach, Ca.

"I grew up t...

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October 19, 2021 52 min

Welcome to the Travel With Meaning Podcast Season 4! A very special guest, Beth Santos, the founder and CEO of Wanderful joins us on this episode of TWM™. Wanderful is a global lifestyle brand and inclusive community of thousands of travelers and travel content creators. Wanderful reaches over 45,000 women each year through a thriving online membership network, local chapter events in 50 cities, global summits and small group trips...

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August 16, 2021 52 min

Described by Downbeat Magazine as "an exquisite singer-songwriter", Joanna's music conveys a beauty of a many-coloured sort that speaks to straight to the human condition. Her songs reveal personal truths about love, loss, adventure, home and hope. World Music Report described it as "quintessential heart-music by a vocalist who seems to have connected with the deepest recesses of her being emerging into brightness a...

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July 30, 2021 60 min

Show Notes:

Early travel memory to a classic baseball stadium (8:51)

The curiosity that led him to the real estate industry and to Marriott Hotels (15:45)

Peter’s philosophy around creating a community through travel (22:10)

Learning to travel in an RV during the pandemic (34:30)

Handling the Starwood/Marriott merger (40:26)

Struggles and successes with updating the group’s Rewards Program (47:30)

What Does Travel Mean to You (54:3...

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July 16, 2021 47 min

On this episode, we reconnect with two old friends: air travel—it had been sixteen months since our last flight; and Los Cabos, Mexico—it had been twenty-five years since our last visit. We were invited by Los Cabos Tourism to take part in a FAM trip aboard the inaugural JetBlue direct LAX to San Jose del Cabo flight. There were festivities at the airport, on board and on arrival. Talk about a great way to return to air travel. Thi...

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May 25, 2021 57 min

Jeannette Ceja is an award-winning bilingual travel journalist, television host, travel advisor, and global public speaker. Over the past ten years, she has interviewed countless celebrities, politicians, athletes, and travel experts, including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Anthony Bourdain. Jeannette’s travel segments have appeared on ABC7 Los Angeles, WTTW Chicago, FOX 11 Los Angeles, Mexico Travel Channel, KUSI News, and othe...

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May 24, 2021 20 min

A special solo episode, quickly checking in with all of you, dear listeners, after this crazy year we've had. As we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel of the pandemic, I reflect on what the meaning of travel is, the things we took for granted, and how we move forward with travel in the future. 

In this episode, I talk about my thoughts about the perception of travel, the concept of "revenge travel," travel v...

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May 12, 2021 56 min

Konrad Waliszewski is the CEO & Co-Founder of Tripscout, a venture-backed travel company that has built one of the most popular travel entertainment and trip planning apps. He has visited approximately 100 countries and Forbes has called him a “modern day Marco Polo.”

The Tripscout app is the #1 ranked trip planning app in the AppStore, has raised $5m of venture capital, and has built an audience of 8m+ followers on Instag...

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March 15, 2021 57 min

Khalil Kinsey showed an affinity for the arts and culture from a very young age. Having been exposed to the world early on through travel with his parents, he developed a deep appreciation for the similarities that bond us as human beings, as well as the diversity that is to be learned from and celebrated. Khalil has always found inspiration through creative expression, and worked in the action sports, fashion and music industries ...

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January 1, 2021 46 min
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “Somebody Feed Phil,” an unscripted documentary series on Netflix, which combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor. Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland County, where he was raised. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theater, he embarked on a career ...
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November 11, 2020 42 min

Mark Tsigounis was born and raised in New Jersey. There he fell in love with the Kittatinny Mountains and the famous barrier islands that litter the coastline. This passion served as kindling which fuels his service of the outdoor community today. Mark is the CEO and Founder of Hibear, where they innovate outdoor products through thoughtful design and serve an environmental mission to help eliminate single-use plastic. Their first ...

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October 27, 2020 46 min

Matt Wilson is Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, and author of "The Millennial Travel Guidebook". Under30Experiences has been named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America and number 198 on Financial Times 1000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies. Matt was formerly the co-founder of the media site Under30CEO (Acquired 2016) and is ...

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