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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So, you want to take a trip but you’re worried about missing a potential opportunity at work; or you’ve got a dog at home that may or may not start rough drafting a suicide note if you’re gone longer than a couple of days; or maybe you are just anxious about spending so much money at once… do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Travel guilt takes many forms, none of which are pleasant or fun to deal with. Today, Jeremy, with help from his coach, Fred, is ready to renounce his travel guilt so he can take more trips and actually enjoy them!

In This Episode

  • 08:20 Fear of missing out on work/ fear of missing out on a trip
  • 17:46 Travel guilt is not an issue for Fred!
  • 20:06 Personality and life organization help with travel guilt
  • 23:22 How does Fred get the ball rolling for a trip?
  • 27:15 Get a travel credit card specifically for a trip and tell people you’re traveling
  • 29:09 Just commit; book your tickets early
  • 32:38 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: The Fall of the Cherry King by Vivian Yee – Interesting and well-written piece in The NY Times about Arthur Mondella, head of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, who killed himself during a drug raid
  • Fred: TechFlex Cable Wrap – Make wires and cables less distracting; cut down on visual clutter around your desk and television

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.

Every week we ask listeners to send us an email regarding their podcast feedback or any questions they may have about travel or entrepreneurship. Today, Fred and Jeremy open up the mailbag and read a handful of emails on the air. So if you have a question about Tortuga, about travel, or any ol’ thing (don’t be afraid to get personal), drop us a line and your question/comment could be read live!

In This Episode

  • 03:19 Survey results – send us some specific topics by email
  • 04:51 Letter 1: Language prep before traveling
  • 10:24 Letter 2: Mileage runs
  • 13:37 Letter 3: Being asked to gate check bags on smaller flights
  • 17:09 Letter 4: San Sebastian
  • 21:15 Letter 5: Checking bags becoming the norm for lost revenue
  • 24:10 Letter 6: How do you handle reimbursement for company retreats?
  • 29:45 Letter 7: Help me convert my family to carry on travel!
  • 35:46 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.

If you take photos when you travel, but your friends are tired of only seeing pictures of your food on Instagram, you might want to consider stepping up your travel photography game. Fred and Jeremy cover topics like camera recommendations, app, software, and more. Listen in for tips on taking pictures so great, National Geographic and Lonely Planet will be putting you on their payroll! Well, maybe they won’t be that great… but at least your mom will be impressed!

In This Episode

  • 03:21 Tortuga updates
  • 04:51 Travel photography
  • 05:46 Most important lesson of film school
  • 07:47 Making pictures a bit more interesting
  • 09:47 Importance of editing and framing
  • 11:48 Rule of thirds
  • 13:59 Phone vs DSLR
  • 17:25 When is it better to not use a phone?
  • 19:50 DSLR travel kit
  • 22:31 Apps/software
  • 30:40 Photo management
  • 34:38 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: MailChimp – Making mass emails easy
  • Fred: Writing emails without seeing your inbox – Just copy this link to TextExpander and you’ll never have to open your inbox to compose an email again!

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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