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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The price tag on your dream vacation can easily intimidate you into believing you can never afford it. We’re here to tell you that you can! With a little can-do attitude, you can save money (or earn a little extra) to fund your next trip. Check out these money-saving tips from Fred and Jeremy and you’ll be cruising the Mediterranean quicker than you can say “sunburn.”

In This Episode

  • 00:34 Tortuga updates – We’re hiring!
  • 03:36 Solar panels on bags
  • 07:00 How to save money for a trip
  • 09:28 Open online Schwab (“sugar daddy”) account
  • 11:36 Set up automatic weekly or bi-weekly transfers
  • 16:04 Moonlighting
  • 20:13 Sign up for 1 rewards credit card
  • 23:44 Live cheaply abroad
  • 30:13 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Just Kids by Patti Smith – The memoirs of Patti Smith in regards to her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe as they both found their way to fame; soon to become a series on Showtime
  • Fred: TransferWise – Sending money between currencies has just gotten cheaper! You can now send money abroad with better exchange rates and lower fees than banks

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.

For our first Tortuga Retreat as a team of 3, we chose Spain: the best place to go if you’re not in a hurry. Fred and Jeremy share the details of our workcation and what we’ll do differently for the next one. They also share travel tips and suggestions for food and drink, where to stay, and sights to see in Bilbao, San Sebastián, Barcelona, and Madrid.

In This Episode

  • 02:00 Tortuga updates
  • 03:36 The Retreat
  • 08:42 For next time…
  • 08:50 Bilbao
  • 13:22 San Sebastián
  • 19:55 Barcelona
  • 40:38 Madrid
  • 49:05 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Life + Travel + Work – Our publication on Medium; check it out for pieces on living and working on your own terms
  • Join the Tortuga Backpacks Team – Come and work with us!
  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao – A great way to spend a couple of hours in Bilbao
  • Bar Nestor – While visiting San Sebastián, do your taste buds a favor and order the steak, tomatoes with olive oil, and roasted green peppers… you’re welcome.
  • Renfe.com – A trusted site for booking train tickets for Spain
  • Airbnb – Find a rental for your next vacation spot; they’ve also got neighborhood guides if you’re unsure of where to stay
  • Picasso Museum – In Barcelona you can check out some of Picasso’s works and get detailed information through each of his periods
  • Sagrada Família & Park Güell – A few places in Barcelona where you can check out Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical architecture
  • Prado Museum – Similar to the Louvre and Met in NYC; an overwhelming collection of art in Madrid

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Rolladen shutters – Metal shutters that roll down on the outside of windows throughout Europe; they block out the light and make life better
  • Fred: Buying postcards when you travel – Great lightweight keepsake that also make nice gifts

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.

Thanks a million to those of you who responded to the Podcast Survey! We want your voices to be heard and we appreciate you all sharing your thoughts on what you’d like to hear. Continue to send us questions and feedback, it won’t go unnoticed! Now, check out the results…

In This Episode

  • 01:26 Survey results overview
  • 04:21 Q1: Travel or business/entrepreneurship?
  • 08:07 Q2: Did you buy a Tortuga before listening?
  • 08:34 Q3: Had you read Packsmith before buying a Tortuga?
  • 09:42 Q4: How did you first learn about Power Trip?
  • 11:56 Q5: Satisfied with the quality/content of Power Trip?
  • 12:47 Q6: How do you listen to Power Trip?
  • 14:46 Q7: Do you subscribe to the podcast?
  • 16:17 Q8: What should we stop talking about?
  • 17:49 Q9: What do you want to hear more of?
  • 19:18 Q10: More/less interviews?
  • 20:45 Q11: Final feedback for the podcast?

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Packsmith – Our blog! Check it out for packing lists/tips

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Send to Kindle – Make your life easier by sending text documents to your Kindle; you can scan PDF docs by using Prizmo or this method.
  • Fred: Google Forms – Super easy to create survey questions and set up however you like; also makes data gathering a cinch.

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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