BMT 74: From Peace Corps Volunteer to Business Owner in Moldova with Expat David Smith
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Today we head across the pond to Chișinău, Moldova, where entrepreneur and American expat David Smith is making positive changes in community development by starting his own small businesses. He started as a Peace Corps volunteer and has set up a life there, and he's here today to share his trials and triumphs along the way, along with some meat, beer, and goofy people stories.


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The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Amanda Kendle
222 Meaningful Shopping and Souvenirs
Bringing home a meaningful souvenir from a trip is such a pleasure: if the process of buying it was fun and special, perhaps involving a chat with an interesting local, and then you have an object you can enjoy at home which constantly reminds you of your trip, then it's a perfect scenario. In Episode 222 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I talk with travellers about their own meaningful shopping experiences abroad, starting off with Patti Lefkos who has a brilliant story to tell about a souvenir she bought in Nepal - including a live demonstration! Next, I chat with Lindsay Williams. She's obsessed with learning foreign languages and this passion flows through to what she likes to buy when she's travelling, too. Finally, I'm excited to speak with my friend Lola Akinmade-Åkerström who has a new pandemic-induced project on the go, involving a way to help local artisans and guides in countries particularly affected by the drop-off in tourism numbers and help us have an authentic shopping experience at the same time. Links: Patti Lefkos - books and her not-for-profit Lindsay Williams’ site Lindsay Does Languages -  Lola’s Local Purse -  Great Travel Souvenirs - Episode 42 -     Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - Show notes:   See for privacy information.
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Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Travis Sherry
Superlatives: 2020 in Review
Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all. Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes. We are running our 6 part series (!!!) that covers our superlatives, the stats, best meals, best drinks best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review. In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2020 travel year. Best of, worst of, the best value, and a host of other things. And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know what is the most positive yet unexpected thing that happened to you in 2020?In This Episode * 05:00 Most Expensive Accommodations * 07:00 Cheapest Accommodations * 08:15 The Best Value * 12:20 The Worst Value * 14:35 Favorite Accommodations * 19:55 Least Favorite Accommodations * 21:20 Craziest Thing We Did In 2020 * 28:20 Best Thing We Bought * 34:05 Biggest Change in 2020 * 35:55 Most Unexpected Good Thing * 39:10 Most Unexpected Bad Thing * 44:30 Most Underwhelming Thing * 47:55 Neatest Person We Met * 51:50 Biggest Travel MishapImportant Links * Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles * Side Hustle Success Challenge * Location IndieWant More? * 2021 Travel Wishlist * Superlatives: 2019 Year In Review * 2019 In Review: Best Experiences * 2019 In Review: Best Desserts * 2019 In Review: Best Beers * 2019 In Review: Best Coffee * 2019 In Review: Best Wines * 2019 In Review: Best Meals * 2019 In Review: Superlatives * 2019 In Review: Travel StatsLeave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! * Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts * Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. * Leave an honest review. * You’re awesome!
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Anna Jelen The Time Expert Podcast
Anna Jelen The Time Expert Podcast
Anna Jelen The Time Expert
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Zero To Travel Podcast
Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
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Amy Devers + Jaime Derringer of Design Milk
Clever Confidential Ep. 2: The Supernatural Beginnings of The Bradbury Building
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles sits Hollywood’s undisputed architectural superstar — the Bradbury Building. The imposing structure’s character is definitive. Its origin story, however, is much murkier…  How did a young draftsman design one of the most remarkable buildings in the world? Why did he never again do anything of note? Or did he? Was all his creativity spent on this one masterpiece? Was this a case of stolen intellectual property? Or could this have even been a brush with the supernatural? See images and read the show notes! Clever Confidential is our offshoot series where we dig into the lesser told stories of the darker side of design; the shadowy, sometimes sordid, tales hiding under a glossy top coat of respectable legacy. Many thanks to this episode’s guest experts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave! More about Esotouric: Although Esotouric's in-person tours have been paused since March 2020, Kim and Richard can be found every Saturday at 12p PST, presenting an all-new immersive cultural history webinar to Los Angeles history lovers around the world. Past webinar themes (all available On-Demand) include Raymond Chandler, The Black Dahlia, Angels Flight Railway, Grand Central Market, Cafeteria History and Lost Bunker Hill. And their first, naturally, was about the greatest building in Los Angeles: the Bradbury! Many thanks to our sponsors:   Helix To all our designer friends out there, Helix is one of the only “mattress in a box” companies that offers a designer trade discount—and it’s a good one at that! Just go to, sign up for the trade program, and once approved you will receive 25% off all products at all three of their brands.   For regular customers, Helix is offering a great promo where you can receive up to $200 off your order plus 2 free dream pillows. Just visit to take the quiz and save up to $200 on your dream mattress   Skillshare Curiosity is what drove us to create Clever and curiosity about design, creativity and the human experience is what keeps us going. We never stop learning, so whether you’re a beginner, a hobbyist, or a seasoned pro, there is always another skill to master, or technique to perfect.   A new year is the perfect time to start. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone. And they’re giving Clever listeners a free trial of their Premium Membership. No matter what 2021 brings, you can spend it creating something meaningful with Skillshare’s online classes—from design to film and photography, illustration, business, writing and more.  Explore your creativity at, where our listeners get a free trial of Skillshare’s Premium Membership. Start now at   Please let us know what you think on social: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook... Support this show   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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