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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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Jun 10, 2022

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he discusses caving in Mexico, and interviews caving expert Kasia Biernacka as part of the National Geographic Explorer - the Deepest Cave expedition to Cheve in Oaxaca, Mexico. Learn more about the adventures that await those who enter caves and what it is like to search for the deepest cave with expert Bill Stone on this multi-year project. 

To visit the episode's show notes find the complete podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to allow Craig to be your travel guide. 

May 28, 2022

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he continues to share his quest for visiting all 50 US States by his 50th birthday. This podcast is the second in a series and contains two more interviews of fellow travelers on the same quest. Discover the many surprises that  traveling across America provides along with a special can't miss travel tips section for embarking on this epic journey.  

To visit the episode's show notes find the complete podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to allow Craig to be your travel guide. 

Apr 22, 2022
Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he shares his quest for visiting all 50 US States by his 50th birthday. He is almost complete and recently visited 4 more states to climb to 48 in total. In this epsidoe he shares details from his US adventures, and interviews 2 others on the quest of 50 by 50 to share more about the history, culture, cuisine and beauty of America.  Packed with surprises too, learn more about many obscure places in the US to visit as well. 

 To visit the episode's show notes find the complete podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to allow Craig to be your guide to "staying adventurous' by receiving each new monthly travel episode. 

Jan 21, 2022

Happy New Year! In this episode host Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com decides to discuss the state of travel as we all move into 2022. To help with the journey he brings on Luxury Travel Insider Tiffany Dowd, and Toronto based travel agent and fellow fan of Mexico Ethel Davey to discuss their recent trips and what they are seeing for 2022. 

We will also explore travel resolutions, a mindset moment for the new year, and my recent trips to Chiapas Mexico and Tampa Bay, Florida.

So let's get excited to stay adventurous and continue to take and make adventure in 2022

Dec 8, 2021

Every year host Craig Zabransky loves to recommend the new products he discovers and others he creates in his holiday gift guide episode. 

For the 7th annual guide, our host curated and created multiple gift ideas; the 9th annual Stay Adventurous Travel Calendar for 2022 - Culture Through Cuisine, Gifts from the Road, my mindset adventure travel book, annual Holiday Wine Selections, a winter virtual tasting event, and a free travel consultancy. 

Craig  also details Crated for Love, a must Arrowhead Pop-up Table, Maggie Mistal's Coaching and Career tune-up, and the Groove Life products along with the mindset moment and travel tips. 

This podcast is desgined to provide you with great gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season.  Check the podcast shownotes here for all the details. Happy Holidays

Oct 31, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he heads to the Heartland of America. Kansas City here we come. To help share the story, Craig interviews PR for Visit KC, a senior curator for the World War I Museum and a friend who attened the KC Chiefs home opener at Arrow Head stadium.  Also, expect many delightful details and descriptions of the culture through cuisine, the 3 top travel tips, the mindset moment and more. Much more. 

This was Craig's first time to Kanas City and it will not be his last. To visit the episode's show notes find the complete podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly travel episode. 

Sep 29, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he travels to Ocean City, Maryland to explore the beach, boardwalk, bay and beyond.  To help share the story, Craig interviews the local tourism marketering director and longtime resident sharing the what to do, where to eat, and where to stay. Also, expect the local cuisinesunset, top travel tips, the mindset moment segments. Plus more. Much more. 

This was Craig's second time to Ocean City and he already plans to return again next summer. To visit the episode's show notes for more details visit the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Aug 18, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he explores Georgia and zip(line)s his way through Historic Banning Mills. Experience the world's longest zipline, tree house lodging, new handicap accessible ATVs, and more.  

To help share the story, Craig interviews the activities manager and owner along with sharing informaiton on his local cuisinesunset, top travel tips, the mindset moment segments. Plus more. Much more. 

Banning Mills is 45 minutes from Atlanta, Georgia. To visit the episode's show notes for more details visit the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Jul 29, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he continues his journey in Baja California Sur and further explores the lure of Loreto by crossing over to Comondu and the Pacific side of Baja. 

To help share the story, Craig records interviews and speaks in Spanish with local tour guides and hotel owners and completes the 2 part series with an interview with the director of tourism (English). He also discuss the local cuisine, sunsets, top travel tips, the mindset moment and more. Much more. 

Comondu is 6 hours north of Cabo, but just two from Loreto and provides a tranquil tropical desert oasis escape. To visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Jun 16, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns to Baja California Sur and explores the lure of Loreto.

To help share the story, Craig records five interviews and speaks with local tour guides, hotel owners, tourism operators and more.  He also discuss the local cuisinesunset and sunrise locations, his top travel tips, the mindset moment, and special details traveling with Covid protocols. Plus more. Much more. 

Located on the Baja peninsula, this region is hours north of Cabo and provides a tranquil tropical desert escape. To visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Apr 12, 2021

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he skis his way down the wild and wonderful mountains located in Snowshoe, West Virginia. He shares tales of epic ski runs with impressive verticals and the joys of his time staying in a centrally located boutique property.

To help share the story, Craig interviews the owner of Elk River Snowboard & Ski Rental, the executive chef from Appalachia Kitchen and also the owner the Corduroy Inn and Lodge. The podcast also offers thoughts on the local cuisine, sunset locations and Craig hares his top travel tips and the mindset moment, plus more. Much more. 

Located in the mid-Atlantic region, Snowshoe may be under the radar for many, but it certainly offers a great east coast ski holiday. To learn more about this destination and all the stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Mar 12, 2021

In this episode, Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com decides to take us on a journey through Luxury Travel and introduce StayLuxurious.com. Luxury has always been part of the adventure, and now there is a website specifically designed to curate these experiences to inspire you to take and make luxury travel part of your journey. Craig will also help you make it happen with access to his knowledge and expertise in his new travel consulting services. 

To help him define luxury travel in the current changing travelscape, he invites two guests to share their knowledge. Listen in as both Kristina from Vacayou and Gina from Casa Velas & Gran Velas share their wisdom on luxury travel trends and destinaitons. 

Remember Luxury is part of the adventure, so listen in and get set to reward yourself in 2021 with a luxurious trip and let stay luxurious be your guide. 

Stay Luxurious, Craig

Jan 13, 2021

Happy New Year! In the special milestone 50th episode host Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com decides to take us on a journey through New Year’s Resolutions.  He shares personal resolutions,  inspires us with travel ideas, offers advice for crafting resolutions, highlights the history of resolutions, and even encourages you to join him in making New Year’s Resolutions for 2021.  To help, Maggie Mistal, one of the best known career coaches returns to show and he also welcomes  a certified personal trainer, Patrick Coglianese, for fitness ideas.  Listen in and make 2021 a year for adventure and accomplishment. Make 2021 a great year with impactful New Year's Resolutions. 

Nov 27, 2020

Every year host Craig Zabransky loves to recommend the new products he discovers and others he creates in his holiday gift guide episode. 

For the 6th annual guide, our host has created 3 holiday gifts for everyone on your list; the 8th annual Stay Adventurous Travel Calendar for 2021 - Europe by Foot, Gifts from the Road, a new book showcasing mindset moments selected to help you create better travel experiences, and Holiday Wine Selections that also include a future virtual tasting event.  

Craig interviews the Paris based travel content creator of Jetting Around Media Pola and the CEO and co-founder of our sponsor BottleKeeper Adam, in addition to providing some sample product ideas from his reviews, his top travel tips for 2021 and his most important staying adventurous mindset moment to date

This podcast is desgined to provide you with great gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season.  Check the podcast shownotes here for all the details. Happy Holidays

Nov 5, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he explores the Space Coast of Florida. Located on the Atlantic Coast in central Florida, visitors can find a region filled with adventure, optimism, and attractions. From must visits like the NASA Kennedy Space Center and the Cocoa Beach Pier, to unique activities and beach vacation favorites. Come with me to learn how to spend a holiday in Florida's Space Coast.

To help me share the story I lined up 5 interviews. Listen in to hear from folks involved with our space program and attractions including the Kennedy Space Center and the American Space Museum, a places where I spent my evenings at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier just down the beach. Finally we will hear from the local tourism board to round out everything one can do when visiting town. Plus, as always also expect the Top Travel Tips, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment. 

This was Craig's first time to Space Coast in over 30years and he will not wait that long to return as he has much more to see and do, including watching a future rocket launch. To learn more about this destination and all the stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Sep 30, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns to Mexico and visits the colonial and UNESCO Heritage city of Oaxaca City for Day of the Dead.  Located in the southern part of Mexico, Craig will highlight many Dia de los Muertos celebrations including commentary from a local cemetery after midnight, provide details on the What to Do in Oaxaca such as a visit to archaeological site of Monte Alban, Mezcal distilleries and more as he talks about his 2019 visit and provides discussions for a 2020 visit.

To help, the episode contains three interviews from guides who run tours in Oaxaca. It starts with the main on the ground guide during his travels, then his friend, guide and fellow content creator from Discover-Oaxaca, and finally the owner of Authentic Travel Mexico.  Plus, as always also expect the Top Travel Tips, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, and learnwhat to eat" from tacos, to mole, grasshoppers and more.

This was Craig's third time to Oaxaca and second visit to Oaxaca City. With all his knowledge and travels in Mexico, he will tell you Oaxaca is essential Mexico. To learn more about this destination and all the stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly episode. 

Sep 30, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns to Mexico and visits the colonial and UNESCO Heritage city of Oaxaca City for Day of the Dead.  Located in the southern part of Mexico, Craig will highlight many Dia de los Muertos celebrations including commentary from a local cemetery after midnight, provide details on the What to Do in Oaxaca such as a visit to archaeological site of Monte Alban, Mezcal distilleries and more as he talks about his 2019 visit and provides discussions for a 2020 visit.

To help, the episode contains three interviews from guides who run tours in Oaxaca. It starts with the main on the ground guide during his travels, then his friend, guide and fellow content creator from Discover-Oaxaca, and finally the owner of Authentic Travel Mexico.  Plus, as always also expect the Top Travel Tips, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, and learnwhat to eat" from tacos, to mole, grasshoppers and more.

This was Craig's third time to Oaxaca and second visit to Oaxaca City. With all his knowledge and travels in Mexico, he will tell you Oaxaca is essential Mexico. To learn more about this destination and all the stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly episode. 

Sep 30, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns to Mexico and visits the colonial and UNESCO Heritage city of Oaxaca City for Day of the Dead.  Located in the southern part of Mexico, Craig will highlight many Dia de los Muertos celebrations including commentary from a local cemetery after midnight, provide details on the What to Do in Oaxaca such as a visit to archaeological site of Monte Alban, Mezcal distilleries and more as he talks about his 2019 visit and provides discussions for a 2020 visit.

To help, the episode contains three interviews from guides who run tours in Oaxaca. It starts with the main on the ground guide during his travels, then his friend, guide and fellow content creator from Discover-Oaxaca, and finally the owner of Authentic Travel Mexico.  Plus, as always also expect the Top Travel Tips, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, and learnwhat to eat" from tacos, to mole, grasshoppers and more.

This was Craig's third time to Oaxaca and second visit to Oaxaca City. With all his knowledge and travels in Mexico, he will tell you Oaxaca is essential Mexico. To learn more about this destination and all the stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly episode. 

Aug 31, 2020

So what are you going to do now that travel is starting to open up again? Are you planning to say, "I'm going to Disney World?"

Walt Disney World began its phased reopening in mid-July and if you are interested to learning what it is like then come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns this summer to see if the magic is back. Listen in to hear about his experiences in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, also catch also the typical segments; the mindset moment, what to eat, and the top 3 travel tips. Also, hear from a parent who has already returned to Disney twice since the recent reopening as she provides details on Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and more.

This maybe Craig's first time back to Disney in over 5 years, and his first time at the Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney Springs, but he is already to return again, especially with the Florida Resident Discount.

For more details or stories about Disney visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to be your guide to "staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Jul 29, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he returns to Mexico and visits the magic town (pueblo magico) of Valle de Bravo. Located less than 2 hours from Mexico City, this small town is filled with world class adventure, serves as a vantage point for visitors travleing to witness the monarch butterfly migration, is a chance to walk back in time on cobblestone streets with colonial architecture, partake in many eco-adventures, and more.

While in Valle de Bravo for the ATMEX (Adventure Travel Mexico) 2019 conference Craig had the opportunity to capture 4 interviews to help share the magic of this destinaiton. Fellow story teller Hassan shares his experience, owner of Very Muy Epico Adventures Juan talks epic adventures after hang gliding,  we talk local community focused activities with Expediciones Amanalco, and finally highlight a place to pamper oneself with a manager Rodavento Hotel in town.

Plus, as always also expect the Top 3 Travel Tips, advice for when you plan your visit, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, a take-away to ponder for your next voyage anywhere and the perfect sunset spot along the "What to Eat" segment labeled Culture thru Cuisine.

This was Craig's fist time to Valle de Bravo, another new destinaiton to add to his Mexico travel expertise. For more details on this destination and stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest tonbe your guide to "staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly episode. 

Jun 30, 2020

Thinking about Travel Again? Not sure what to expect?  Wondering if you are ready? Well, come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he takes his first flight post lockdown and returns to one of his favoritve places in the Pocono Mountains - The Lodge at Woodloch. 

Listen in to the details, advice and travel tips on what to expect when flying again, learn first hand from the resort General Manager what efforts go in to make the destination spa safe and comfortable for guests. Finally enjoy time with Woodloch's Executive Chef after a delicious Farm to Table dinner and its local on Farmicist for advice and encouragement on how to create your own garden this summer.  

For all the details on this episode and all the links mentioned on the podcast visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. It is epsiode 44. And also make sure to "subscribe" to the quest to continue 'staying adventurous' and receive each new monthly episode in your podcast app. 

Jun 1, 2020

Not ready or able to travel, don't worry, open up a bottle of wine, pour a glass and listen in to discover how to travel through wine without leaving our homes. Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he talks wine travel. 

This month, listen in for two detailed interviews with wine experts along with interviews from wine makers located at two unique vineyards. The experts are Tom Smith, a sommelier, restaurant co-owner of MEAT in Islamorada, and creator of a local virtual wine tasting and Diane Letulle, a fellow travel blogger focusing on wine journaling with her WSET Level 3 with Distinction.

As for the vineyards we will visit award winning Estate Argyros in Santorini, Greece and Vesco Ridge Vineyards located on the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail. We shall also highlight many others wine destinations worthy of a visit in your glass this summer and also a visit once travel opens up again. As always we will also have the staying adventurous mindset moment, along with the top 3 "travel" tips, this time focused on traveling through wine. 

For all the details on this episode and all the links mentioned on the podcast visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. It is epsiode 43. And also make sure to "subscribe" to the quest to continue 'staying adventurous' and  receive each new monthly episode in your podcast app. 

Apr 30, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he navigates not just how to stay home and stay safe, but also to stay traveling in this time of Covid-19. 

The episode shows us how to stay more than home, points us in the direction to planning our next trip, details ways to travel inside our house in this "lock down," and offers each one of us a real physical postcard. 

It also details a staying adventurous mindset on how to travel inward, and discusses the Sunset Sunday series and why it remains so important today. So listen in to Craig, your host, and get ready to take and make adventure even in this time of Covid-19. 

For all the details on this episode and even search for other destinations as part of your travel research and visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to continue 'staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Feb 28, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he leaves the "Maine" land to explore its coast and sail among its many islands. 

With a first stop in Portland, Maine, Craig then heads up the coast to Rockland, Maine and set sail on the US National Historic Schooner Victory Chimes.  In both places he dines on the local seafood, yes the lobster, and also talks with locals to discuss the experiences available for travelers to this growing region. He discovers why people believe Maine truly might be "vacation land" as its license plates dictate.

Craig interviews a local restaurant owner of the Porthole Restaurant and Pub on the Wharf and also the Captain of the Victory Chimes itself after spending a few nights on board. The third interview is a how to make a whiskey cocktail, a lesson you can try at home too. 

Plus, as always also expect the Top 3 Travel Tips, advice for when you plan your visit, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, a take-away to ponder for your next voyage anywhere and the perfect sunset spot along with the new - What to Eat - segment.

This was Craig's second time in Maine with a first visit to Bar Harbor and LL Beam twenty years ago. Although he needed to pack warmer clothes this time (one of his travel tips), the whiskey and the hospitality of the region kept him more than comfortable. For more details on this destination and stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to continue 'staying adventurous' to receive each new monthly episode. 

Jan 30, 2020

Come along with Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com as he starts the 2020s and showcases La Paz Mexico.  As the capital of the Mexican State Baja California Sur, this coastal city is the gateway to adventures on the Sea of Cortez and the local Sierra mountain range.  From snorkeling in the Aquarium of the World with sea lions to hikes connecting ranches in a protected bioshphere along with birding, UNESCO Heritage sites, bucket list beaches, glamping and a seaside malecon filled with art get ready to appreciate the liveliness of this peaceful place. 

Also hear 3 interviews, 2 local guides one from Tuna Tuna Tours and Red Travel Mexico and also another from the local tourism office. Plus, as always also expect the Top 3 Travel Tips, advice for when you plan your visit, the Staying Adventurous Mindset Moment, a take-away to ponder for your next voyage anywhere and the sunset spot along with a new segment - What to Eat. 

This was Craig's first visit to La Paz, although its been one his radar for years. For more details on this destination and stories about the region visit the episode's show notes through the Staying Adventurous podcast page > here. And also make sure to "subscribe" to his quest to continue 'staying adventurous.'

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