The Travel Wins

The Travel Wins

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 work. 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.

Episodes

August 11, 2022 59 min
JIFU Travel LLC, is an American company which operates an exclusive travel membership-only platform for wholesale travel, vacations, cruises and car rentals to travelers at heavily discounted prices. This is my second interview with CEO and Founder, Brad Boyle talking about the programs they offer using algorithms that identify unsold inventory by various travel providers. Brad shares several ways to save money planning your travel...
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Chase Brooks is a professional cowboy, from Montana, that competes in saddle bronc events at rodeos around the country. Being raised on a ranch in Montana gave Chase a look at being a cowboy from the day he was born. His decision to compete in saddle bronc was easy after spending some time on bulls. He left the bull riding up to his brother and Chase stuck with saddle bronc. 2021 was his best year, finishing 4th in the world and 2n...
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July 18, 2022 63 min
Byrdie Wilson is a singer songwriter now making her dreams come to life in the bustling music city of Nashville after being born in New York and raised in South Carolina. She is another example of not judging the book by the cover. She was born with a cleft palate and endured several surgeries with the likelihood that her speech would still be impaired. Countless hours and lots of sleepless nights were spent researching the best ca...
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Tulsy and Rebekah Ball are healthy entrepreneurs making a difference in people’s lives running two separate businesses, Got Matcha and Chagit. We had a great talk about what it takes to start a small business while staying focused on getting others healthy during a worldwide pandemic.
I spoke with them about their travels getting their base products, one from near the arctic circle (Chagit) and the other from Southern Japan (Got Ma...
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Stefanie Johnson is a professional bowler, mom and wife traveling the USA and the world for bowling, even representing her country in international competitions. We had a great talk about life on the road as a professional bowler while being a mom and wife. It’s important for Stefanie to make sure her home life schedule is in order as much as possible before going in the road.
Our conversation takes place while she is traveling dow...
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Lisa Jaroscak is a wedding and event planner that happens to love travel. She wanted to incorporate her love of travel with event planning so she started Elegante Weddings and Events. Lisa is a great story about a person that utilizes her past experiences to help her business flourish. Taking her connections and experience of living in Italy has allowed her to plan weddings and events in Italy even though she is based in Chicago Il...
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June 20, 2022 58 min
Jessica McClain is an On-Air Media, Digital News Commentator, and Contributor working in several markets around the states. It was great hearing what’s involved in the daily life of a news reporter and news anchor as well as finding out that it’s not just showing up and reading a teleprompter.
After working in several different cities, Jessica shared how different markets/cities will have different requirements in their news depart...
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Noah Thompson is a country singer off to a great start in his young career by winning the 20th season of American Idol just last month. A construction worker by day and country singer in his free time, Noah had always wanted to pursue singing but had to overcome his nerves and find an opportunity. The birth of his son was just enough incentive to let his friend sign him up for American Idol and see what could happen.
I was excited t...
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June 6, 2022 53 min
Bhumi Bhutani is the co-founder and VP of strategic alliances for WAY.COM, a supper app designed to save auto users money. As most business travelers use their vehicle for work and/or utilize airport parking lots, WAY.COM can provide savings for us. Bhumi swapped out a future in medicine to be an entrepreneur and start up this successful mobile app company.
We talked about how they were able to pivot where needed yet stay focused on...
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May 31, 2022 109 min
Kevin Talley is a professional photographer working with female and male models while being based in Kentucky. We had a great talk about his previous work as a model and he shared some stories from his travels. We spent quite a bit of time discussing what is involved with being a model in today’s era of digital media.
A unique aspect of Kevin’s photography studio is offering actor workshops to models. He is bringing established acto...
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Loulou Ghelichkhani is a singer and musician performing with Thievery Corporation and her own band, Night Glitter. After performing with Thievery Corporation for the past two decades, Loulou was ready for a break from the touring schedule and wanted to work on her own music with her band Night Glitter. The worldwide pandemic was the break she needed and she feels ready to tour again with Thievery and release some of her new Night G...
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Gerardo Mejia, better known by his mononym Gerardo and even Rico Suave, is an Ecuadorian-born American rapper, singer and actor who became a recording industry executive, and more recently a pastor.
We had a great talk about his travels as a singer in his twenties and how his business travel has not slowed down now in is fifties. He moved to Kentucky and became a pastor after giving his testimony. He still travels extensively for se...
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May 11, 2022 37 min
Kel Adore is singing her songwriting as an indie-pop singer-songwriter and working model now based in Los Angeles, California after being raised in Denver, Colorado. We had a great talk about her new music and new single “Happy Again” and what it means for her to share her lyrics with others.
She is ready for her artistic career to grow after getting her college education in business. We talked about how her formal education might a...
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Townsend Brothers, Johnny and Tommy, are punters in the NFL and they are setting challenges for each other on and off the field. It is rare enough to have one family member playing in the NFL. The Townsend family has two members of the NFL and they happen to play the same position. I was fortunate to get some time with both players after a photo shoot with Nirvana Water Sciences to discuss their travel habits and future.
They both a...
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Jason Acuna, also known as Weeman from the Jackass collection of movies and television show, talks about his travels around the world. Being a fan of his work for 20 years made for a great conversation about growing up in the South Bay of the Los Angeles beach cities and him getting to travel the world for acting, skating and his business ventures with Chronic Tacos.
We also discuss the idea of timing and how timing affects the dec...
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Lindsey Hagood is a public speaker, brand ambassador, model, and a survivor of breast implant illness. After years of successful modeling and being a corporate brand ambassador, Lindsey has spent the last several years recovering from breast implant illness and subsequent complications from related surgeries. Going from a active healthy lifestyle to being bed ridden for years was a huge change of lifestyle for Lindsey.
Surviving has...
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March 28, 2022 47 min
Matt Liotta is the CEO and Founder of Volato, a fractional ownership company of private jets using Honda Jets and exceptional customer service. I was excited to speak with Matt about his, relatively, new fractional ownership private jet company after having two business owners that own private jets on the show. We talk about starting a new venture during the worldwide pandemic and how it affected their growth.
Not surprisingly, Vola...
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March 21, 2022 103 min
Brad Boyle is the Founder and CEO of JIFU, a new travel discount company. JIFU Travel LLC, is an American company which operates an exclusive travel membership-only platform for wholesale travel, vacations, cruises and car rentals to travelers at heavily discounted prices. JIFU can offer these programs by utilizing algorithms that identify unsold inventory by various travel providers. Members of the JIFU platform can access deals t...
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March 14, 2022 107 min
Jessie Peck is the bass singer for the R&B group from Detroit, The Spinners. While he might not be an original member, Jessie has the second longest tenure with the band after original member Henry Fambrough. It was a great experience for me speaking with a member of such an iconic group that I have listened to for so many decades.
Jessie has some big aspirations in addition to continuing to tour with The Spinners. Being a talk ...
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Gabby Reece is wife, mom, business woman, athlete and podcaster all while maintaining her own health and fitness regime. She is a great guest to have on a business travel show considering she started traveling to New York City for modeling while still in college and playing on the Florida State University volleyball team. She had to learn at a young age to schedule and prioritize her “to-do” list.
We talked about the interesting pla...
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