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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Would you put a price on saving time? Fred shares his favorite travel hack – one that not only makes getting back into the US from international travel faster and easier, but it also allows you to breeze past that cringe-worthy security line in US airports. There’s an extra treat on this episode as well: Jeremy interviews Nick Loper from Side Hustle, who shares even more tips to help people make extra money on the side or work from the road.

In This Episode

  • 05:07 Tortuga updates – we’ve got a new team member!
  • 08:09 TSA Precheck
  • 14:32 How to register for TSA Precheck
  • 15:53 Global Entry
  • 19:32 Meet Nick Loper
  • 22:07 What jobs can people do on the road?
  • 26:33 Why Nick decided to go off the grid
  • 34:32 Nick’s #1 travel tip
  • 35:44 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

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.

A cell phone can be a very important tool to have when traveling abroad, but if you don’t have the right plan you could easily end up paying thousands of dollars to your cell phone provider. Tune in as Fred and Jeremy share some different options for international texting and data that won’t break the bank.

In This Episode

  • 03:57 The worst thing you can do about international phone plans
  • 09:09 T-Mobile pros and cons
  • 16:10 Get a new SIM card
  • 21:40 Consider the downsides
  • 22:38 Texting for free abroad
  • 34:11 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Soulver – Ultimate app for “math-ing”; it’s a mix between a cash register and a calculator; allows you to do calculations with different currencies.
  • Fred: Sunrise – Free app that allows you to integrate work and personal calendars from Google Calendar, Facebook, Evernote, and many more. Great for helping you organize events as well.

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.

Traveling with a friend just got cheaper! Jeremy shares his favorite travel hack for getting a travel buddy to fly with you for free. He also interviews Till Carlos and Tom Libelt – the filmmakers who will be helping people break free from the rat race in order to travel more. Listen in for details on their documentary and find out how to check it out for free.

In This Episode

  • 00:49 Where’s Fred?
  • 02:53 Southwest Companion Pass
  • 04:56 How to get it
  • 10:24 Find Your Own Way Out
  • 11:22 Interview with Till & Tom
  • 13:20 Life before the documentary
  • 15:55 Making the documentary
  • 20:14 Big discoveries
  • 26:04 Word to the Wise from Till & Tom
  • 30:32 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Grammarly – Not sure how many “d’s” are in the word “radish”? (Only 1, in case you were wondering). Grammarly is an awesome plugin that checks your spelling and grammar. Plus, it gives you writing tips. Get it for free for Google Chrome.

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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