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

Subscribe to Power Trip in iTunes or with the feed URL.

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Teleport is a company that makes tools and software for remote workers and remote teams. Not only that, they also help people become location independent and live wherever they want in the world. In this episode, Jeremy interviews Silver Keskküla, co-founder of Teleport. Learn about true location independence from a man who has lived and worked all over the globe (and has worked for companies like Nokia and Skype!).

In This Episode

  • 01:40 Meet Silver
  • 04:06 The inspiration for Teleport’s vision and values
  • 08:35 Silver’s global travel background
  • 15:32 The inspiration for Teleport
  • 18:15 Who Teleport helps
  • 22:11 Future plans for Teleport
  • 24:42 Silver’s travel style
  • 28:34 Travel/remote work tips
  • 33:26 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Teleport.org – Find out how to live and work where you want to
  • Outlier – Fred and Jeremy’s favorite travel clothes

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: For holiday gifts, consider gift cards (like Amazon or Apple), cash, or donating to charities on someone’s behalf instead of buying something that the recipient may not want or need.
  • Silver: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – This Nobel Prize winner cracks open the human mind in this fascinating book and really helps to explain the way we think, behave, and make decisions.

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.

One of our most downloaded episodes featured Fred and Jeremy’s long-time friend, Nick Ponzo, as he discussed his plans for his first big trip. In this episode, we’ve brought Ponzo back to recap the highlights and travel drama from his trip to Boston. He also shares some wedding plans and thoughts on a potential “destination reception-moon.”  Fred and Jeremy discuss an upcoming brief hiatus from Power Trip. Tune in to find out more.

In This Episode

  • 01:49 The return of Ponzo
  • 03:27 Ponzo’s trip to Boston
  • 13:10 Ponzo’s getting married!
  • 18:47 Podcast hiatus
  • 22:45 Ponzo’s Word to the Wise
  • 23:51 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: “Hey, Siri” – Activate Siri with just the sound of your voice! Extremely convenient and easy to use
  • Fred: 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) – Use technology to identify you through two different components; provides extra log-in protection, especially while you’re traveling

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.

Unless you’re someone who has had a house dropped on your sister, you have no real excuse to be afraid of the rain when you travel.

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Inclement weather doesn’t have to dampen your spirits or ruin your vacation. Fred and Jeremy share their thoughts on embracing rainy weather while you travel as well as 5 ways to help you and your stuff stay dry.

On an unrelated note – Tortuga may be starting a Youtube channel and we’d love to hear your thoughts!

In This Episode

  • 00:40 Tortuga updates – another new team member!
  • 04:59 Embracing inclement weather
  • 11:31 Rain covers
  • 14:30 Wool socks
  • 15:46 Light, packable rain jacket
  • 17:40 Quick-drying pants
  • 19:00 Dry bag for electronics
  • 22:43 Tortuga on Youtube
  • 32:52 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Mobile Passport – This app is basically a digital version of the card you fill out when re-entering the US; cheap alternative to Global Entry
  • Fred: Overcast – Free podcast app that is not terrible (like Apple’s); create playlists, organize playback, and so much more!

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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