Travelers on Travel: Destinations & Adventures, Travel Writing & Photography, & More

11 Travelers on Travel: Writer Erin Byrne on duende in Spain, inspiration in France, and how culture clash leads to personal growth

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers  and photographers who have been featured in publications such as  National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC  Travel, and on NPR.

In this episode, which also appears in my Words & Images podcast, award-winning author, filmmaker, and LitWings founder Erin Byrne talks about someplace I myself know well: España! From leading writers in search of Lorca’s duende to her own profound spiritual experiences at a bullfight and during Semana Santa to the film she’s producing there, Erin has lots to say about Spain—and writing and travel and much more. Erin also talks about finding guidance in France and inspiration in Ireland, as well as how travel has the power to transform.

Erin Bryne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, and the editor of two Vignettes & Postcards anthologies. She was just named Travel Writing curator for The Creative Process Exhibition.  Recorded live in studio on May 27, 2018.

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12 Travelers on Travel: Working with Refugees in Greece with Refugee Support Europe

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers  and photographers who have been featured in publications such as  National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC  Travel, and on NPR.

Northern California journalist Cathy Miller traveled to a Greek island to spend three weeks volunteering at a refugee camp. We talked about the refugee crisis, life in the camps, and Cathy’s incredible experiences on the frontline of a tragedy most of us only read about in the headlines.

Cathy is a contributor to the North Coast Journal, The Eureka Times-Standard, and the Willits News, as well as a volunteer with Refugee Support Europe, a charitable non-governmental organization of 400+ volunteers and staff based in London. Recorded live in studio on June 17, 2018.

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10 Travelers on Travel: "Before You Die Guy" on Bucket List Budget Travel, Lifestyle Design, & Snow Monkeys, Manatees, & Whale Sharks

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers  and photographers who have been featured in publications such as  National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC  Travel, and on NPR.

Ryan Waters is the "Before You Die Guy." Ryan’s entertaining and informative web series shows viewers how to realize their bucket-list dreams all over the world—on a budget. Swim with manatees! Shoot a rocket launcher! Skydive from a helicopter! I talked with Ryan about how he got started, how to cross things off our own bucket lists, and the transformative power of travel. We also discussed destinations in Mexico, Japan, and beyond. Recorded live in studio on April 1, 2018.

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09 Travelers on Travel: Hidden Compass Magazine, Travel Writing & Photography with Writer Sabine Bergmann & Photographer Sivani babu

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers  and photographers who have been featured in publications such as  National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC  Travel, and on NPR.

Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers and photographers who have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC Travel, and on NPR. Recorded live in studio on Feb 18, 2018.

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08 Travelers on Travel: Bill Zarchy, Cinematographer & Travel Writer

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, cinematographer, performer, and award-winning author of Showdown at Shinagawa. Bill’s tales from the road, technical articles, and personal essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Travelers’ Tales anthologies, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines such as American Cinematographer, Emmy, and Kyoto Journal. Bill talks to us about the art of filming and his adventures in over 30 countries, which included photobombing the red carpet in Cannes, sharing former president Bill Clinton’s pain, and a lot of bumps on the head.

Cinematographer, performer, and award-winning author of Showdown at ShinagawaBill Zarchy. Bill’s tales from the road, technical articles, and personal essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Travelers’ Tales anthologies, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines such as American Cinematographer, Emmy, and Kyoto Journal. Bill talks to us about the art of filming and his adventures in over 30 countries, which included photobombing the red carpet in Cannes, sharing former president Bill Clinton’s pain, and a lot of bumps on the head. Recorded live in studio April 8, 2018.

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07 Travelers on Travel: 100 Things in Oakland with Writer Jessie Fetterling

m.féliAuthor Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Travel writer, editor, and proud Oaklander Jessie Fetterling.  Jessie is a contributor to Time.com, Mother Earth News, The Press  Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, and Ravishly.com, amongst many others. She’s  also author of "100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die."  Jessie gives us a comprehensive crash course on the many reasons  why crossing the Bay Bridge is wonderfully worthwhile, for locals and  tourists alike.

Travel writer, editor, and proud Oaklander Jessie Fetterling. Jessie is a contributor to Time.com, Mother Earth News, The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, and Ravishly.com, among many others. She’s also author of 100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die. Jessie gives us a comprehensive crash course on the many reasons why crossing the Bay Bridge is wonderfully worthwhile, for locals and tourists alike.

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06 Travelers on Travel: Photographer Bob Holmes on Photography, Travel, and the Queen of England

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Matthew talked with one of the world’s most successful photographers, Robert Holmes. Bob has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Wine Spectator,  and many more over his 35-year career. He and Matthew discussed his  friendship with Ansel Adams, running for his life from captors in the  Himalaya, and dressing inappropriately for the Queen of England.

Recorded live on air on March 4, 2018, in this episode (which also appears in my Words & Images podcast) I talk with one of the world’s most successful photographers, Robert Holmes. Bob has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Wine Spectator, and many more over his 35-year career. We discuss his friendship with Ansel Adams, running for his life from captors in the Himalaya, and dressing inappropriately for the Queen of England.

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05 Travelers on Travel: Cuba with Writers Michael Shapiro & Jackie Yau

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, adventurers Michael Shapiro (A Sense of Place, National Geographic Traveler, the Washington Post) and Jackie Yau  (Inspirato, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and the Travel Guide to  California) talk about their recent travel to Cuba. We not only  discuss their trip, but how they used it to make a difference in a lot  of Cuban kids' lives.

Adventurers Michael Shapiro (A Sense of Place, National Geographic Traveler, the Washington Post) and Jackie Yau (Inspirato, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and the Travel Guide to California) talk about their recent travel to Cuba. We not only discussed their trip, but how they used it to make a difference in a lot of Cuban kids' lives. Recorded live in studio March 11, 2018.

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04 Travelers on Travel: James Michael Dorsey, Writer & Photographer, on Travel Writing

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Explorer, photographer, and award-winning author James Michael Dorsey.  James has traveled extensively in 48 countries, his main pursuit of the  last 15 years being remote cultures, mostly in Asia and Africa. In  addition to being featured in Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, James is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine. We discuss travel and his new book Baboons for Lunch.

Explorer, photographer, and award-winning author James Michael Dorsey. James has traveled extensively in 48 countries, his main pursuit of the last 15 years being remote cultures, mostly in Asia and Africa. In addition to being featured in Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, James is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine. We discuss travel and his new book Baboons for Lunch. Recorded live in studio April 15, 2018.

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03 Travelers on Travel: Filmmaker Hervé Cohen on Documentary "Life Underground"

Author Matthew Felix's "Travelers on Travel" podcast features travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. On this episode, Award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Hervé Cohen talks about his latest project. Life Underground is  both an online experience and an immersive installation, allowing  viewers to meet subway passengers from all over the world and listen to  their personal stories, dreams, and deepest thoughts. Hervé also worked  on feature Ayiti Mon Amour, which was on the list for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2018 Oscars.

Award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Hervé Cohen talks about his latest project. Life Underground is both an online experience and an immersive installation, allowing viewers to meet subway passengers from all over the world and listen to their personal stories, dreams, and deepest thoughts. Hervé also worked on feature Ayiti Mon Amour, which was on the list for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2018 Oscars. Recorded live in studio July 1, 2018.

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