With my great friend Nathaniel Boyle we talk in this Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A out of Holocene Podcast. Discover how this New Englander caught the travel bug and the way his entire life was moved by him by beginning a podcast and community to inspire people to embark in a life of journey journeys.
How did your passion for travel get started?
Once I was five, my mother and my parents split took me and my sister into England for a couple of weeks.
How many days/weeks are you traveling in any given year? Which are the types of places do you want to see?
Without the internet’s existence, she managed to pull off a homeswap that traded our home to an entire castle in the Lake District in Massachusetts. This castle had secret passages, suits of armor, swords and capes, canopy beds, acres of rolling green areas and weathered stone walls, and even an older caretaker having a sheepdog who slept in the carriage home. We didn’t have castles we just talk about them. So I found myself completely immersed in a dream realm. I celebrated my birthday that was sixth in that castle also, according to Freud, it’s only at that age that children start to develop a sense of their surroundings and space. Sure enough, fragments of atmosphere, or even some of my first memories that were enduring, came out of this particular trip. And as time passes, I feel this experience imparted on me an appreciation for two things that have come to be the focus of my job: Our chance to use travel to find healing or transformation plus also a belief that I maintain for this day: Magical worlds truly do exist should we permit ourselves to locate them. It’s this feeling of wonder, to go back to the castle, that I looking for in my travels.
What is it that you need audiences to achieve / learn in your podcast?
It varies but I’d say if you add domestic travel and speaking opportunities, I travel a few months out of each year. I would like to be more. I don’t have a taste of place. I seek out new things. Although I have rediscovered a real love for nature and the outside lately.
A person told me that my series does for them what journey does to them. This was my comment. ????
Give us your’Top 5′ list for one of these destinations, like a list of sorts
The Travelers is the only real thing about the inward journey, unconventionally analyzing people’s stories rather than travel itself. I have interviewed over 250 imaginative passengers to unpack their stories. Around episode 125, I started to notice patterns in each of my guests’ stories. What I understood was that these patterns. I become obsessed with this idea. So I constructed a imaginative travel collective helping people, Holocene to apply these principles for their own lives.
How many nations have you visited up to now?
In my podcast is your courage to confront their resistance to the shift, what I hope folks find, use imagination to discuss what they discover, and the inspiration travel to look inwardly. Here is the process that is transformative. You’ve done it, David, together along with your blog, Youtube and Instagram channels. I have done it with community and my podcast. I would like others to locate and live their stories.
Your top three favorite cuisines?
Such a hard question to answer… New Zealand and Italy to Get Certain.
I could live in either place. And then I think Bali had the maximum influence on me. For many, Bali is overtouristed. To these people, I say that you never actually got off the beaten path. I have not experienced anything like what happened to me in Bali and it was all because of the folks there. Also, it’s very hard not to include Cape Town on this list because it is my favorite city on earth.
Favorite restaurant on earth?
Alright let’s do Bali because I just talked a big game.
Your favorite travel film?
These things might appear a little”advanced” into a aspiring traveler since they’re not readily offered in a guide book. But the point I am attempting to make is simple: Wherever you go, the further you open up yourself into the planet, the longer the entire planet opens itself up for you.
Favorite international airport?
42 states and I like to add that I have been to 45 countries in the U.S.
City using the friendliest folks?
Malaysian, Italian, Mexican.
How did Japanese not make this record?
Your favorite traveling companion?
Il Latine, in Florence. Communal dining with people from all over the world eating rustic home cooked food and carafes of Chianti.
Best method you kill time?
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
(Runners up: Lost in Translation and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.)
What’s the most exotic place your career has taken you?
I do not care much about airports but I truly enjoy the expertise of a one where people, like taxi drivers and porters, make a little crazy. It’s like stepping from the plane and right.
Your piece of travel tips for somebody who’s going to set out on a life of travel?
Tough call. Galway maybe.
What are without?
Additional storytellers and creatives. It’s an amazing experience to learn from and inspire each other.
What’s your dream destination?
Writing, normally. Going down to write will be like pulling teeth at home but that I find myself using a pen in hand around the road.
Your favorite travel quote?
The Black Sea coast of Turkey.
That’s the most surprising of destinations because of get the job done although I have been on my own to more exotic places.
Where to next?
You do not have to go it alone. Locate a community of people who will empower you to find the experience of becoming more living and, if you want this self-discovery to last discuss what you find with all the entire world in some way.
Sweatshirt, deodorant a diary and clean underwear.
“To see the planet, matters dangerous to come into, to see behind walls, draw closer, more to come across each other, and also to sense. That’s the goal of life.” — The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Up in the air!
For its ability to inspire and change the self, I fell in love with travel In 5’s fortunate age. So I consciously built a creative entrepreneurial career as a speaker and storyteller that has afforded me the ability to travel, investigate, understand, and discuss. Now I’m helping others do the same over at Holocene, a platform. These are safe spaces where start, continue, or even discuss their journey and a community of travelers and creatives can go to feel understood. These spaces seek to offer a stepping stone for people who feel that the need to make an shift through imagination and travel but are up against resistance. Then join The Creative Travel Lifestyle Facebook Group if that is you or consider by registering for the Holocene Collective beginning your journey.