Go the Travel Podcast
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Go the Podcast is about telling stories and taking you on adventures. Host, Alex Cwalinski, is a travel writer, podcaster, and aspiring dog whisperer. He was once a Force Reconnaissance Marine, once paid to be a Ninja Turtle at Comic Con San Diego, a commercial fisherman in Alaska, and a Gaucho in Argentina. He likes short walks on the beach, chocolate, and lengthy naps. Having lived in Europe, South America, both Coasts of the US, Alaska, Norway, and the Middle East, Alex captures his many adventures, plates it, and serves it in small portions to share with your ears. He hopes to inspire the travel bug in you, and to document some of the planets most amazing places.
||CleanEP 40: World’s Most Forbidden Places Part 2||In Part 1 of our Forbidden Places Series, we’re going to explore locations around the world that few people have ever gone. In this episode, we explore some of Earth’s most mysterious and restricted places like North Korea’s Room 39,||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 39: World’s Most Forbidden Places Part 1||In Part 1 of our Forbidden Places Series, we’re going to explore locations around the world that few people have ever gone. From famous strange place like Area 51, the Royal Living Quarters at Buckingham Palace,||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 38: The 1 Dollar NYC Pizza Challenge with Jon Barr and Other Cheap New York City Foods.||Pizza, it’s the go-to party food. The Ninja Turtles love it, Pizza rat loves it, and humans love it too. We’re heading to the Big Apple and joining us is Youtuber Jon Barr, to talk with us about his one-dollar pizza challenge, dumpling,||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 37: Author Mark Tungate, the Orient Express, and his New Book: The Escape Industry.||Travel used to be an activity that only the rich could afford. But around the 1800s, advances in technology changed that industry. In this episode, I chat with author Mark Tungate, about his new book, The Escape Industry,||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 36: Star Wars, The Last Jedi Film Locations and more||To keep fans and paparazzi off their trail, crew members of the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, referred to the movie as Space Bear. But now that filming is done and the trailers have been released, producers are starting to confirm the real-life lo.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 35: Top Secret Closed Cities You’re Not Supposed to Know About||Most of our episodes deal with places that you can travel to, like Iceland or Cuba. But what about the places you’re never allowed to explore? The places that are closed off the public, off-limits and top-secret? In this episode,||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 34: Mysteries of the Vatican, Their Secret Archives, and More.||Did you know that during the American Civil War, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis wrote letters to the Pope trying to get him on there side? These letters are stored in the Secret Vatican Archives, deep beneath the surface of Vatican City.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 33: Thanksgiving Special. Travel, History and Turkey Pardons.||Donald Trump pardons a turkey this week, keeping the Thanksgiving tradition alive. Thanksgiving also happens to be the busiest week of the year for travel, but did you know that it’s the busiest week of the year for plumbers?||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 32: The Secret Room Inside of Mt Rushmore and the Largest US Monument you’ve Never Heard of.||The original design for one of America’s most recognized monuments was very different from its finished product. Lead sculptor Gutzon Borglum meant to depict the four presidents from the waist up and Susan B. Anthony was almost added to the landmark.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 31: The World’s Most Dangerous Border – Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)||Did you know that North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war? The Korean Armistice Agreement, signed in 1953, was only supposed to be a temporary ceasefire, but it’s still in place. Over sixty years later and there is still no treaty.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 30: The Farthest Traveled Human Ever. Exploring the Stories Behind Some of the Deepest, Farthest, and Loneliest Traveled People.||Did you know that the furthest distance humans have ever traveled was done not intentionally, but by complete accident? From explorers like Leif Erickson to Lewis and Clark, to more extreme methods of travel like Deep Sea Diving and Space Exploration,||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 29: Most Haunted Houses in America: Amityville House of Horrors, The Logan Inn, and The Lizzie Borden House. Halloween Edition Part 2.||On our 2nd and final Halloween edition of the podcast, we’re exploring some of the Most Haunted Houses in America, along with the spooky stories behind them and why you can or can’t visit them.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 28: Halloween Edition. The Real Life of Dracula and Where to Find Him.||Some of earliest writings about this real life person, describe him as a "demented psychopath, a sadist, and a gruesome murderer." You may know him as Dracula, (Sound FX “I want to suck your blood”) the blood thirsty Vampire made famous by Bram Sto||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 27: The Most Mysterious Place in Arizona: The Superstition Mountains||In a quest for gold, German immigrant Jacob Waltz, found a secret mine in the 1880s. Rumors are that he killed to keep it secret, making a small fortune in the process. Now known as the Lost Dutchman Mine, know one has retuned from the mine alive.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 26: Latvia Shooting Range and tales from Chernobyl. With James Finnerty from Lupine Travels.||In this weeks travel podcast episode we’re joined by James Finnerty from Lupine Travels. Finnerty is an unconventional travel agent of sorts. He takes people to Iraq, North Korea, the Chernobyl Nuclear Site, Antarctica and more.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Travel photography tips with Marc Silber. Drunk Brit survives swim across the Hoover Dam. Hurricane Irma Caribbean recovery. The 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea and the Paris games 2024. Tourists perish in Italian volcano. More drunk airline passen||USA Today writer Nancy Trejos, travel writer Lori Zaino, and photographer Marc Silber join us in this episode, hosted by Alex Cwalinski and Ericka Cruz Guevarra. Listen in this week to find out the latest in travel with Go the Travel Podcast.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 24: How much travel money can you save via Home sharing? What kind of impact is Hurricane Irma having on travel? What State Drivers Licenses Won’t Work for Air Travel Next Year? Why was a passenger ordered to pay an airline $100,000 this week? CEO||Emmanuel Arnaud joins us to talk about the cost saving benefits of home exchanging. Also: Hurricane Irma, State Drivers Licenses and Air Travel? Why was a passenger ordered to pay $100,000 this week? Find that out and more of the latest in travel.||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 23: Are Millennials changing the travel industry? From Van Life to Airbnb, from the Gig Economy to Work-Stays, find out what new travel technologies and trends millennials are embracing. We chat with Parker Hilton from Uproxx and John Kelly from Mash||Jack Kerouac’s novel, On the Road, helped define a generation of post WWII Americans. Americans who were exploring the land they fought to protect. Like their generation, today’s Millennials are defined by circumstances out of their control.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Expat Repatriation with Naomi Hattaway. Travel Podcast number 22.||Listen in on this short interview about living in India as an expat, and repatriating with Naomi Hathaway.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Solar Eclipse 2017 and Olympics coming to Los Angeles. Small airplane seats and little legroom may pose safety concerns. A naked passenger delays a flight. The longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Switzerland. Find out the latest in trav||The 2017 Eclipse could be the most photographed event in human history, according to at least one scientist. The State Department warns of tainted alcohol in Mexico. A naked passenger delays flight. Switzerland builds the world’s longest pedestrian su||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: Passenger Rights and Air Travel. US airlines used to have perks like pubs and lounges in their coach section. Today, the cost of a ticket is rising faster than inflation. This travel podcast episode, we explore the air travel industry and your ri||Know your rights. The State of Air Travel seems to be in decline. To find out why, I spoke with David Cogswell, executive editor at Travel Pulse. Plus Susan Shain, a blogger and travel writer, who filled me in on when to stand my ground and what my rig.||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Planes are grounded in Phoenix due to extreme heat. Find out the science behind it. A new bar with an ‘Unhappy Hour’ opens in Olso. Cuba Flights are being cutback by major US Airlines. A new Walking Dead Cruise is departing next year. Plus mo||Why couldn’t planes take off in Phoenix in 118 Degree heat. Airlines are cutting flights to Cuba. A new bar with an ‘unhappy hour’. The Walking Dead cruise. Find out more in the latest travel news episode. Subscribe in a reader||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: A frugal trip anyone can do: Camping. In this episode, I borrow gear via Nextdoor.com, search Craigslist for free stuff, and find good quality camping equipment at a local thrift shop.||With tips from Lisa Rowen at the Penny Hoarder, I was able to get away for less than $50.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Trump announces a new Cuba travel policy. Find out more with the latest in travel by Go the Travel Podcast.||This week, Alex Cwalinski breaks down the Trump Administration’s new Cuba Travel Policy changes. Plus some of this weeks Travel related news.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Madagascar Adventure||On this episode, we’re going on an adventure through the heart of Madagascar. Join us with British Adventurer Ash Dykes, as he tells us how he climbed eight mountains, survived malaria, rotten eel, a witch, leeches, and crocodiles.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Cuba’s Most Interesting Facts||This is Go, a podcast about travel, places, and adventure. Reports have come out that President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s new Cuba policies. Some of the changes could effect Travelers. An announcement could come as early as July of thi||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Mt. Everest and Avoiding Disaster with Alex Staniforth. Listen to Staniforth recount his near death experience as he attempts to summit the highest peak in the world, on Go the Travel Podcast.||This is Go the Travel Podcast, a podcast about travel, places, and for today’s story: adventure. All of our episodes have been about travel to places like Cuba, Iceland, or Argentina, but in this episode we’re going to tell you an adventure story ab||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Cuba Audio Travel Guide||This is an Audio Travel Guide to Cuba. Perfect for anyone going, or thinking about going, to Cuba. In this short episode, we’ll run through the 15 Things You Have to Know Before You Go.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: We went to Trinidad, Cuba. Explored the cave at Club Ayala. Learn more about the dual currencies, as well as the health and education systems. By Go the Travel Podcast.||In this episode, we’re going back to Cuba, to a little city called Trinidad.We talk to Jon Barr and Shayla Hohiesle, two Youtube Vloggers about Cuba’s two currencies, the healthcare and the education systems. We’ll explore Club Ayala,||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Cuba, Old Havana, Collectivos and Cash.||Cuba is a travel relic. Cut of from the US since the 1960s, Americans were restricted from traveling there until now. Join us as we talk the essentials on Cuba Travel, with guests: Andreea Christina, Elizabeth Viatkin, and Jon Barr.||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Iceland’s Most Interesting Facts||If you want to know some interesting facts about Iceland, then you’re in the right place. On this episode of Go, we’re listing some of the most amazing things about the Nordic island.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Argentina’s Most Interesting Facts||With its natural wonders and spirited, colorful cities, Argentina is an astonishing place. Living there for quite some time taught me a slew of intriguing facts about Argentina, the best of which are shared in this episode.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Gauchos, the Cowboys of Argentine||Among some of the many unique things about Argentina, are the Gauchos. These cowboys of South America have a lot in common with their American counterparts. I spent a month living and working on an active horse and cattle ranch to learn what life is li.||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: The Beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. Eva Perón. Argentine Barbecue.||Walking down the streets of Buenos Aires can feel like you’re in a European City. This place was founded in the 1500s and colonized by Spaniards. Spanish architecture was built to last, and made of stone and brick.||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Argentina Stories. Nightlife And Living In Buenos Aires.||After getting out of four and a half years in the Marine Corps, the first thing I wanted to do was leave the country and travel. Having been to two wars makes you consider a lot of things you haven’t done in life, and travel was one of those.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Mystery Behind The Lost Stones Of The New Clairvaux. In this travel podcast episode, we search for the remains of a 13th Century Spanish Monastery that found its way to Golden Gate Park San Francisco. The end result will surprise you.||What was once a beautiful 12th Century monastery in Spain, ended up in a pile of rubble in California. In this episode of Go the Travel Podcast, we explore the mystery of the Sacred Stones.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Diving Iceland’s Silfra Fissure, one of the most beautiful dives in the world. We chat with traveler who fill us in on renting camper vans in Iceland and enjoy the vanlife for a little while. By Go the Travel Podcast||“It’s listed, consistently in the top five dives in the world,” according to Murray Johnson, an avid world traveler and certified scuba diver. Silfra Fissure is located on the Northern tip of Thingvellir Lake, which is Iceland’s largest body of||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: 400 Year Old Sharks. The Icelandic rotten meat delicacy that I did not enjoy eating. By Go the Travel Podcast||A recently released study in the journal Science, has crowned the Greenland Shark as the oldest living vertebrae. Using radiocarbon dating, scientists discovered that these sharks can live to be over 400 years old.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Can Icelanders really bake bread underground, with geothermal heat? Do the spas really come from natural hot springs? How dangerous are the volcanos? Find this out in this weeks travel podcast episode.||There are lots of perks of living on a volcanic hotspot. Some of which we explore in this episode.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: What are 11th Century Icelandic turfhouse ruins doing in Canada? And do Icelanders really believe in Elves?||Icelanders predated Columbus’ arrival to North America by nearly 500 years. New findings in Canada are revealing more sites where Leif Erikfson may have settled.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Can't wait to see where this podcast takes us! Absolutely loved the first episode and how it takes you seamlessly through information. Really cool that you hear about the local cuisine of Iceland, but also about the sharks that are caught and sourced. Need the second episode!
Great show! Hats off!
Great format, great content, great podcast!
As an avid traveler, I'm always looking for new ideas, inspiration, and ideas. Usually I run into mindless chatter on travel podcasts. But this one has GREAT content and a GREAT format! Looking forward to more!