Welcome to the Twenty-Something Traveler – the new travel podcast only on BTR! Hosted by DJ Jess, this podcast is entirely dedicated to helping twenty-somethings get out and travel. An array of guests from around the globe will teach you how to do it for cheap — including info on couchsurfing, work study, AirBnB, hitchhiking, walking, road trips, and all manner of ways to see the world you haven’t considered. Plus each week we’ll ask a local living in a popular destination to curate their best 24-hours there so you’ll get the most authentic experience possible from the minute you arrive! I’m your host, DJ Jess, and you can find me at —
This week we’re exploring immersion travel – what it is, why it’s important, and how to do it! Our first guest is prolific travel writer and keynote speaker Doug Lansky. Doug’s been living abroad and traveling for the last nearly 20 years in over 120 countries. He is the author of 10 books and has contributed to publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest, Esquire, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, World Hum, and Huffington Post.
You can find Doug at–
After that we’re traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico, with cultural navigator Norma Hawthorne and discovering how taking classes in a place can enrich your experience of it!
You can find Norma at–
(Tehuantepec, Oaxaca – photo by Kevin Dooley)
(Oaxaca – photo by MaloMalverde)
(Monte Albán – photo by tinyfroglet)
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong? | read