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Staying Adventurous with Craig Zabransky

Come along for the adventure, and learn that the mantra "stay adventurous" is not just the mindset for travel, but the mindset for life. On this show, host Craig Zabransky will bring to life the world's destinations and show them to you through a different lens. He shares his thoughts to invoke emotion in your heart and soul as he inspires us to take and make adventure in our lives. Each episode includes; thoughts on the destination, recaps of his adventures, live interviews with locals and tourism operators, travel tips for the destination, and a special mindset moment (souvenir) we can all take home with us. Let's all hop onboard for some Travels with Z (for Zabransky) and remember to stay adventurous in life. Find more of Craig's adventures at his website: http://www.stayadventurous.com/
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Dec 12, 2016

The Staying Adventurous Podcast shifted gears once again for the holiday season and created an episode designed to give advice and suggestions for gift idea. The 2nd annual Holiday Gift Guide for the Adventurous offers details and ideas on specific travel gear, gadgets, books, and more. It is a must listen to when determined what to get the adventurous on your list. Not to mention some good ideas on what to ask Santa for too (if you have been good of course).

Host Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com, recommends each gift idea highlighting his personal experiences with the product and also recommends two products he created; 1) the annual Stay Adventurous Travel Calendar and 2) the upcoming release of his first audiobook on the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment podcast segment.

The show also includes two interviews, one with a marketing associate of a travel gear company, Lewis N. Clark, and also the author of a new insightful and delightful book on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Suzanne Barbezat. Plus, find out where people are planning to head in 2017.

Peace, Love, and Adventure through the holiday. See you all in 2017.

For a complete list of destinations covered in prior episodes and where the podcast plans to visit in 2017, visit the Staying Adventurous Podcast page,

 

Nov 16, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he takes passage on board the Viking Star, a relatively new ocean liner cruise ship from the popular river cruise company, for an all at sea voyage from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In this episode Craig discusses what he discovered about the cruise ship and Viking's brand as this is his first time on board with cruise company. Along with his highlights, he sits down in the cozy living room, an open area of the ship, with cruise expert Ben Souza and luxury travel blogger Matt Long. The interviews also include time with the Captian of the Viking Star. 

You can also expect his top 3 travel tips and advice  when considering Viking for an Ocean Cruise and the always inspirational travel souvenir and trip take away - the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment.

To learn more about Staying Adventurous and the other destinations and adventures Craig takes across the globe see the Staying Adventurous schedule podcast page > here. From that page, also visit the specific episode for all the show notes and links to the places mentioned in this show. Enjoy.

 

Oct 7, 2016

 

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he explores South Padre Island, Texas and discovers  a place not just for spring breakers, but a beach island paradise for people of all ages. Come along and experience the place where MaƱanaville meets Margaritaville.

In this episode Craig discusses the many "Texas To Do" activities located on the vacation focused island located in the Gulf of Mexico to provide you, the listeners, with knowledge on the best things to do in South Padre. Along the way, he also interviews multiple locals; the CVB director, a New York bagel shop owner, a curator from Sea turtle Inc, folks from the Osprey on a dolphin discovery cruise, and even a friend he made over late night karoke

You can also expect his top 3 travel tips and advice for planning your trip to South Padre Island, Texas along with his sunset story, and inspiration with a travel souvenir and take away - the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment.

To learn more about Staying Adventurous and the other destinations Craig visits across the globe see the Staying Adventurous schedule podcast page > here. Visit the specific episode page on that podcast page for all the show notes and links to the places mentioned in this show. 

 

Aug 31, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as explores the capital city of Montana and spends 5 days / 4 nights in Helena, MT.

In this episode Craig provides both facts and insights on the best things to do in Helena Montana sharing both his thoughts and obtaining interviews with four locals he met along the way. He interviews his "guide" (not an official guide) for fly fishing, explores the history of the city and state with Ellen from the Montana Historical Society, and interviews both his hosts for the Helena Symphony Under the Stars concert.

You can also expect his top 3 travel tips and advice for planning your trip to Helena, Montana, along with his sunset story, and inspiration as your travel souvenir with his Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment.

Although this trip was his second time to Montana and Helena, the first visit was twenty years ago (and just one night) so he is glad he had the opportunity to return thanks to the Helena Chamber of Commerce (his host). In fact leaving very impressed, he states he plans to return so listen in to discover why.

Listeners can expect more episodes from the American west in the future. To learn more about Staying Adventurous and the other destinations Craig visits across the globe see the Staying Adventurous schedule podcast page > here.

Jul 27, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he shifts gears away from the typical regional or country destination focus and in this episode showcases the destination of self and going solo in the Art of Solo Travel.

In this episode Craig shares his thoughts across four interviews with people he works with and respects in the travel space: Chrisitne Maxfield, the chair of the panel on Going Solo at the 2016 NY Times Travel Show (the panel Craig spoke on), Stephanie Schneiderman, the owner of Tia Stephanie Tours and the partner on Stay AdvenTours to Mexico City, Adam Rapp of Clothing Arts, and Jessie Cayabo from Media Kitty.

You can also expect the travel tips, advice, and inspiration on the "why" and "what to expect" when you decide to travel solo. The episode also highlights a life changing Costa Rica sunset and leaves listeners with a travel takeaway and their travel souvenir in the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment.

Craig has traveled solo numerous times in recent years and although he doesn't take the epic long term adventure as he did in 2004-5 (11 months 15 countries) he shows us how solo travel can be coupled with other types of travel to create a balance and explains why going solo can be the gateway to positive major life changes.

To learn more about Staying Adventurous and the other destinations Craig visits across the globe see the Staying Adventurous schedule podcast page > here.

Finally, a special thanks to our sponsor Stay AdvenTours to Mexico City.

 

Jun 30, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he plays in Mexico's beach town located at the heart of the Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen.

In this episode Craig shares four interviews: a restaurateur to discuss the foodie scene after a most delicious meal at award winning Plank, a host from Playa del Carmen TV (after he was interviewed for a video, he flips the table and get audio from the site and station), Kelly of Cancun Canuck to discuss beach life and differences between Playa and Cancun, and finally a boutique hotel sales manager from the Palm at Playa.

You can also expect the three travel tips on the best things to do in Playa del Carmen along with the sunset viewing vantage point, and the travel takeaway and travel souvenir, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment.

Craig has traveled to Playa del Carmen numerous times through the years and has written stories on site and others through the years and he often mentions them (more than average) in the podcast so make sure you view the show notes on the Stay Adventurous.com site. to find it and more destinations in Mexico and others from across the globe visit the Staying Adventurous schedule podcast page > here.

Finally, a special thanks to our sponsor Stay AdvenTours to Mexico City.

May 25, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he discovers a new way to experience voluntourism with Fathom Travel, a new Carnival Cruise line. 

In this episode we board the mv Adonia, a relatively small ship in today's standards to sail from Miami to the Amber Cove cruise port in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This cruise has only one stop with days at sea book-ending four nights docked in the Dominican. The adventure includes access to typical cruise excursions and entertainment, but offers much more...it offers a chance for the consumer to give back through impact travel. 

Come along and discover the impact made with excursions of teaching Community English, making Water Filters, the Reforestation of the rain forest, and more. Listen in to the interview with one of the on-the-ground specialists working with Fathom on the excursions from Entrena, hear an interview with the Fathom President Tara Russell as she sailed with us on the historic inaugural journey, and catch up with a couple who discovered Fathom travelers are the people they want to know in their life. 

The episode leaves you with his top travel tips to assist you when planning your Fathom Travel Cruise and describes the main differences between the Dominican Republic trip and the opportunity to visit Cuba. Also as always Craig provides the staying adventurous mindset moment, a travel takeaway and your souvenir, from his adventure in the Caribbean.

Craig is not an avid cruiser (yet), but has enjoyed a few other adventures at sea. Listeners will discover how this concept and trip really resonated with him too. He describes the details and the impact not just on the DR communities, but also on himself. For more Cruise travel see his Cruise category on his stie, and for more podcasts and the future Staying Adventurous schedule visit the podcast page > here.

Apr 26, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he travels and explores Chiapas, Mexico's Frontier.

In this episode we explore the lesser-known Mexican State of Chiapas and visit multiple Mayan Ruins stopping in Bonampak and Palenque; take adventures both in and on the water by rafting and jumping waterfalls at Rio Lancaja and then visiting the cascading waterfalls of Roberto Barrios; finally we also attend the ATMEX - Adventure Travel MEXico conference.

Craig interviews the tour operator from EcoExperencias, a local guide before heading into Palenque and then a fellow adventurer, blogger and conference attendee - Runaway Juno. 

As always he leaves you with his top three travel tips to assist you when planning your off the beaten path adventure to Chiapas, Mexico. Plus, as with every episode, he highlights his Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment - your travel take away and souvenir from his time in the Chiapas.

Craig, the host of Staying Adventurous, first learned about Chiapas ten years ago and it was on the top of his must see in Mexico list for a while. Now after his adventure he can confirm it exceeded expectations and plans to return to see a few more places mentioned in this podcast thanks to his interviews; Sumidero Canyon, San Cristobal de las Casas, and Yaxchilan.

For more podcasts and the future Staying Adventurous schedule visit the podcast page > here.

Feb 2, 2016

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he discovers Marathon and the middle Florida Keys.

In this episode Craig visits the lesser known middle keys and spends time highlighting the advantages and attractions that await visitors to Marathon, Florida. You'll visit the home of perhaps it's most famous resident Flipper the Dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center, tour the world's first Turtle Hospital, take meals and cocktails at the Tarpon Creek Bar and Grill along with the Lighthouse Grill, discuss the restoration of Faro Blanco Lighthouse and tour its world class marina, discuss places to stay such as the Holiday Inn Express and the Hyatt Place and learn news ways to appreciate the iconic Seven Mile Bridge.

As always he leaves you with his top travel tips and the where to watch the sunset spot to assist you when planning your road trip to Marathon along with the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment - your travel take away and souvenir from his time in the middle Florida Keys.

Mr Stay Adventurous has often driven straight through Marathon en route to Key West, but this time he stopped and discovered a new destination. With his relocation to the upper Florida Keys, you can expect plenty of coverage and trips to Marathon in his future. Look for it at hashtag#StayMarathon on his social media channels.

For more podcasts and the future Staying Adventurous schedule visit the podcast page > here.

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