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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Vacationing is almost always the time where we let ourselves go: become shameless overeaters, sleep in, hit the sauce… but it doesn’t have to be. Exercising while traveling is not the laborious task that you may imagine it to be. Fred and Jeremy share some tips to help others keep their trim physique while on the road, as well as their own personal goals for staying fit during an upcoming trip to Spain.

In This Episode

  • 05:02 Tortuga updates
  • 06:01 Going to gyms on the road
  • 08:00 Getting into a new routine
  • 08:58 Motivation from peers
  • 12:18 Working out on the road
  • 12:33 Walking
  • 16:06 Travel WODs
  • 19:02 Travel exercise equipment
  • 22:08 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: Sperry Gold Cup Collection – Really comfortable, waterproof, stain resistant; on sale at Nordstrom!
  • Fred: Foursquare – Best app for reviews written by locals, plus you can save places to a list instead of having to map them out.

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.

Making some cash on the side doesn’t always have to mean working more hours or taking part in activities that could get you arrested. Save yourself some exhaustion and save your mom the money and anguish of having to post your bail – if you’ve got an extra room in your home, rent it out on Airbnb. Fred has Jeremy coach him through the process of getting his space ready for guests (and his pockets ready for extra cash). Find out how you can, too!

In This Episode

  • 00:29 Survey
  • 05:41 Tortuga updates
  • 07:37 Why Airbnb?
  • 09:53 Jeremy’s first experience
  • 13:01 Pricing strategy
  • 18:48 Writing the copy
  • 24:45 Pictures: How?
  • 27:19 Pictures: What?
  • 31:28 Going above and beyond for the guests
  • 34:07 Multiple profiles
  • 36:40 Key handoff/check-in
  • 38:32 When guests leave
  • 41:16 Lessons learned
  • 42:28 Mishaps
  • 44:26 Filtering guests
  • 51:29 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Podcast Survey – Please fill this out and help us make better podcasts. You could win a gift card!
  • Airbnb – Find a room/home/apartment to rent, or list your own space
  • Up in the Air – Rolling Stone article about a man who flies around the world for free
  • Airbnb Photography – Hire a professional photographer to take your pictures
  • Groupon – Find great deals/coupons on a variety of products and services

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.

Are you new to travel? Wanting to plan your first trip, but aren’t sure where to start? Travel novices, fear not! We are here to help. Fred and Jeremy are joined by their long-time friend, Nick Ponzo, as they give him advice on planning his trip to Boston. Get the how-to’s on planning, packing, and other basics to get you started on your journey.

In This Episode

  • 01:37 Who is Nick Ponzo?
  • 03:53 Just start the process
  • 06:14 Buy tickets and/or luggage
  • 08:39 How do you buy tickets?
  • 11:23 Layovers & flight times
  • 13:35 Basic packing points: Carry on!
  • 15:46 Basic TSA Requirements
  • 17:49 Do laundry when you travel
  • 19:12 Stay in city center
  • 22:15 Walking, public transportation & Uber
  • 25:12 Word to the Wise
  • 28:30 Meet Ponzo
  • 30:24 How did you decide to go on this trip?
  • 32:21 Biggest travel fear
  • 33:13 Where would you go if you could travel more?
  • 35:15 Now a Tortuga traveler!
  • 36:47 Ponzo’s Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Links from This Episode

  • Hipmunk – Website for finding cheap flights and hotels
  • Packsmith – Check out our blog for tons of packing tips and lists
  • Airbnb – Find great deals on accommodation rentals; rent apartments or homes instead of hotels
  • Uber – App for finding taxis or private cars

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: 1Writer – Plain text editor for your phone; Jeremy claims it as the best nvAlt companion
  • Fred: Alfred – Alternative to Spotlight; search for files, create shortcuts to websites, and so much more
  • Ponzo: Plex – Online streaming and sharing for media

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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