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!
This week’s topic is “Camping, Camping, Camping” The weather is cooling, the trees are turning, and you only have a few short weeks to get out there and get a camping fix before it’s all covered in snow! Tune in for what to bring, where to go, and how to stay safe with special guests —
Wes Siler — Editor of the new outdoor adventure site Indefinitely Wild at Gizmodo. Find Wes at —
Roo Martin — Founder of The Hanging Tent Company. Find Roo at —
Peter Downing – Marketing Director at iNeverSolo. Find iNeverSolo at —
Then we’ll get some local eyes on the scene in Yosemite National Park with twenty-something ranger Kari Cobb! Yosemite is absolutely breathtaking, and as such, it can be a bit crowded. Avoid hiking in single file lines and full-up camp grounds by tuning in to hear Kari’s secret suggestions!
(Courtesy of Dhilung Kirat)
So You Want to Go Camping For The Very First Time, by Wes Siler.
The Hanging Tent (Courtesy of Roo Martin)
“The Sleeping Bag Sling”
A good old-fashioned Singapore Sling is one of our all time favourites.
1 1/2 oz gin, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz sugar syrup, 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar, 2 oz club soda, 1/2 oz cherry brandy, lemon slice for garnish, maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and powdered sugar into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour in the club soda. Float the cherry brandy on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.
From Inspired Camping.
(Courtesy of iNeverSolo)
Yosemite Falls (Courtesy of Patrick Shourds)
Yosemite Valley (Courtesy of Boqiang Liao)
Yosemite Half-Dome (Courtesy of Vicente Villamon)
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