Power Trip Travel Podcast

Explore the intersection of travel and entrepreneurship on Power Trip. The show is hosted by the co-founders of Tortuga Backpacks, Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen.

On each episode, you will hear:

  • An honest account of running and working at a distributed, physical product company,
  • What’s happening at Tortuga Backpacks, including new product updates, and
  • The latest travel news and what it means for you

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2015 was a year of “more” for Tortuga – more products, more team members, and more projects. Fred and Jeremy kick off the first podcast of 2016 with a recap of 2015’s highs and lows (we had some great moments and some that could have been better). We’ve also got some fun changes happening this year. Tune in for a preview of what’s to come – from podcast changes to website and product redesigns, we hope you’ll be as excited as we are!

In This Episode

  • 03:50 Podcast plans
  • 08:46 2015 review
  • 13:53 New team members
  • 20:03 Our Medium publication
  • 21:46 2015 Fail – Scrapped a new product
  • 23:54 2015 Fail – Shipwire
  • 29:02 2016 Preview – Products being redesigned!
  • 31:32 YouTube channel
  • 35:10 Retreats
  • 36:49 Website redesign
  • 38:50 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

Feedback and Questions

If you have any feedback about the show or questions for us to answer on the air, email: podcast at tortuga backpacks dotcom.

Outlier is a performance clothing company that builds upon the idea that less is more. With garments that are created to perform, to be versatile, and to last, it is a company that is adding its own flare to the clothing industry. Listen in as Fred and Jeremy interview Abe Burmeister, co-founder and CEO of Outlier. Together, they discuss Outlier’s growth, beginnings, their awesome product photography, and more.

In This Episode

  • Meet Abe Burmeister from Outlier
  • Living out of a carry-on for 4 years
  • How Outlier has grown
  • Involvement in the design process
  • Behind Outlier’s amazing product photography
  • Travel style
  • Outlier as travel clothes
  • Weird use-cases (melting pants!)
  • Outlier’s office technology
  • Lessons learned in work-travel
  • Advice for starting a clothing company
  • Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Outlier – Company creating durable, versatile clothes
  • Boblbee – Hard shelled backpack
  • Emeliano Granado – Responsible for many of the beautiful product photos for Outlier
  • Slack – Platform for team communication
  • Asana – Platform where teams can manage projects and tasks without email
  • Rapha – High-end cycling gear

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: The Jinx – Great HBO true-crime story about Robert Durst
  • Fred: Planet Money 610 – Podcast episode telling the story of an entrepreneur who spent time in prison and was inspired to start a business

Win a $100 Tortuga Backpacks Gift Card

Every month we give away a $100 gift card to someone who subscribes to and reviews the podcast. Subscribers, ratings, and reviews are how the show gets ranked in podcast directories and found by more travelers. We appreciate your help spreading the word about Power Trip.

  1. Subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, email, or your podcatcher of choice with our RSS feed.
  2. Leave a review in iTunes.
  3. Fill out this form after you’ve done both for a chance to win a gift card.

Feedback and Questions

If you have any feedback about the show or questions for us to answer on the air, email: podcast at tortuga backpacks dotcom.

Imagine getting to travel the world, live in people’s homes, snuggle their pets, and not have to pay a single bill. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Housesitting is a fantastic way to travel the world on the cheap. Jeremy interviews Nat and Jodie, a couple of full-time international housesitters. Doesn’t that just sounds like the life? Listen in to find out how they’re living the dream and how you can, too.

In This Episode

  • Tortuga updates
  • Housesitting around the world
  • Nat and Jodie’s Background basics
  • How did you become housesitters?
  • Spiritual awakenings through travel
  • Getting started with housesitting jobs
  • Referrals!
  • The downsides
  • Payment?
  • The perks
  • Home exchange?
  • Recommended first steps
  • Lessons learned
  • Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Use spreadsheets to track body weight and measurements – Be above the bathroom mirror selfies; this is a better way of keeping track of your workout progress.
  • Fred: Duolingo – Always wanted to learn Dutch? Now you can! This is a free site that makes learning languages fun. Check out the mobile app, too.

Win a $100 Tortuga Backpacks Gift Card

Every month we give away a $100 gift card to someone who subscribes to and reviews the podcast. Subscribers, ratings, and reviews are how the show gets ranked in podcast directories and found by more travelers. We appreciate your help spreading the word about Power Trip.

  1. Subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, email, or your podcatcher of choice with our RSS feed.
  2. Leave a review in iTunes.
  3. Fill out this form after you’ve done both for a chance to win a gift card.

Feedback and Questions

If you have any feedback about the show or questions for us to answer on the air, email: podcast at tortuga backpacks dotcom.

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