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Travel Fuels Life

Drew Hannush

The Travel Fuels Life podcast encourages, educates, and inspires you to put away the excuses and move forward into a life where you live your dreams of travel. During our weekly visits, host Drew Hannush talks with a wide range of travelers from ...Show More

46:38 | Jun 30th

My guest this week is Brandon Neth. Brandon works on both social media and audience growth management for and he also runs a powerful Facebook Group called FBZ Elite - Travel and Points (private Facebook Group). Brandon has mastered t...Show More

57:33 | Jun 10th

This Spring I returned from my first trip to Scotland, but I almost didn't. I fell in love with a lot of things about the place and it seemed like the perfect subject for a podcast. So here are the Top 10 things I learned about Scotland that I didn't...Show More
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52:42 | Aug 11th

Lori Sweet and Sylvio Roy of join me this week to talk about Galapagos - the experience, planning your time, regulations and fees, biodiversity/history, and whether you plan on your own or use an agency. And hear some exciting news ...Show More

51:35 | Aug 5th

This week we're talking to Greg and Betsy Ball of who sold their home in Texas to live 9 months of the year in Europe. They're going to fill us in on some of the techniques they use to survive and thrive on the road for that le...Show More

47:13 | Jul 29th

After 4 weeks of talking about optimizing our money for travel, it's time we spent a couple of weeks on how to generate income or find ways to creatively source the travel gift that money gives us. So this week, I'll talk with Shane and Jocelyn Sams ...Show More

1:02:32 | Jul 21st

Brother and sister reunite as we give both male and female packing tips to avoid those pesky and sometimes very expensive baggage fees. We'll tell you what we have in our bags as well as some handy tips to get through TSA and we'll even tell you what...Show More

56:43 | Jul 14th

In our four part series on helping you optimize and maximize your dollars so you can increase your travel and travel lifestyle, I talk with Scott's Cheap Flights Co-Founder Scott Keyes. We talk about how he got started finding cheap flights and grew ...Show More

45:28 | Jul 7th

In this second episode featuring Brandon Neth of, we talk loyalty programs and how they fit into the miles and points game. From airlines to car rentals, hotels to meals, we'll find out how to maximize those points and stack them to g...Show More

54:12 | Jun 23rd

Join me as I talk with Angela DiLoreto of Fitting In Adventure about her recent cruise to Alaska and her other cruising adventures to Greece, Cuba, and Mexico. We'll talk about good experiences, bad experiences, tips on getting the best deal, and mor...Show More

58:45 | Jun 16th

Imagine selling everything you own, fixing up a van and driving with no firm destination. Brie and Shawn are two thirtysomething's that did just that. We'll talk about how they got started, how things are going, and how to plan the seeds of travel in...Show More

1:02:11 | May 27th

What is up with our food supply? It took 24 episodes for me to finally push myself into a controversial subject. But it was my body, not my mind, that told me I needed to raise awareness on this issue. The issue is the quality of our American ...Show More

49:33 | May 20th

Having visited 48 states, I found Hawaii and North Dakota remaining as my two last states to conquer. While researching both, I found that the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor's Center had a club called the "Best for Last Club." And I couldn't resist setti...Show More

1:09:53 | May 5th

My whole life, I've been given this picture of what Ireland is like. On my first trip there, I got a chance to confirm or dispel all that I had heard. In my top 10, I'll focus on what I learned about Irish history, language, stereotypes, a much malig...Show More

1:04:46 | Apr 29th

It has remained a grand mystery all of my life. What is it like to drive on the left side of the road? And how easy would it be for me to do it? My first step was to find some information on the Internet, but I wasn't finding any comfort and littl...Show More

54:59 | Apr 8th

After spending most of my time promoting other places, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about the town I called home for 19 years. Once a thriving tourist destination during the time of George Vanderbilt, Asheville died away for...Show More

59:32 | Apr 1st

Join me this week as I talk with Paul Cappelli and Steven Crutchfield, two American entrepreneurs who decided to turn their Italian Villa into a business. We'll also talk about some of the quirks that Italians find interesting about Americans and vic...Show More

1:03:33 | Mar 24th

Please be of legal drinking age in your local area to listen. As I get ready for my Castles and Drams Tour of Scotland, I take the opportunity to chat with Leslie McBride of Whiskey Is My Yoga, to tap her experiences from her trip to Glasgow and ...Show More

57:32 | Mar 17th

If you're interested in being a digital nomad, or if you're an entrepreneur or a company that wonders what the benefits of having a remote work force might be, check out this week's episode. My special guest is Nishchal Dua, the founder of The Remote...Show More

1:03:49 | Mar 10th

What makes a great travel experience? Seeing amazing places or having amazing food? This week, I chat with a food blogging and social media influencing pioneer Chef Dennis. Our conversation will focus around food quality in the U.S. and around the wo...Show More

1:10:11 | Mar 4th

Back in 2012, my friend Pete Kirby and I took off for the Northeastern United States to see as many baseball games and stadiums as we could see in 7 days. Join us as we recall how we first met watching a baseball game on TV at the radio station we w...Show More

1:00:05 | Feb 25th

If you're planning to see some national parks in the United States, I've got a special guest who has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. His name is John Tillison and he spent 20 years as a park ranger, helping maintain our parks, informing visitor...Show More

55:31 | Feb 18th

So, I've traveled all around the United States and Canada, and I've got a good start in Europe. But right in my backyard is Mexico and it's been sorely neglected in terms of me planning trips there. So, join me as I recount some of the important, cur...Show More

1:03:30 | Feb 11th

What's it like to get started on a nomadic lifestyle? Join me as I discuss this very subject with a couple who are making their way through Costa Rica on a journey to a new lifestyle. Ilene Valencia and Brock Bover discuss: The decision to ...Show More

58:33 | Feb 4th

As an entrepreneur, I have developed a way to add more travel to my life, while keeping two businesses running at the same time. It started with optimizing the office and getting my staff trained. But it also included developing systems of communicat...Show More

1:04:20 | Jan 28th

Are you like me and you've spent your life avoiding travel agents because you think you can get a better deal on your own, you enjoy planning and don't want to give it up, or because you think its going to cost you more? Well, I needed some schoolin...Show More

1:25:40 | Jan 20th

After meeting Paul in the first episode, we'll now tackle those important factors that go into traveling with a coolness factor, like James Bond. Daniel Craig breaks the rules in Spectre Prosperity programming Cultural decorum F...Show More

1:23:48 | Jan 14th

Ever thought what it would be like to go on a James Bond adventure? This week, I'm honored to have award winning independent film director, audiobook creator, and "How To Live The James Bond Lifestyle" author Paul Kyriazi on the show. Listen this ...Show More

53:53 | Jan 6th

What's it like to take off 6 months and ride your bike across Europe? What are the challenges, pitfalls, logistics and the stories that such a journey provide? Join me this week as my guest Keith Maurer recalls just such an adventure he took a few ye...Show More

51:21 | Dec 31st, 2018

One of the most important resources to have at your disposal if you want to travel is money. This week, I talk with Danielle Desir of the Thought Card about setting a budget, gaming cheap flights, strategies for pulling the trigger on travel and deal...Show More

40:46 | Dec 23rd, 2018

How does each generation's travel style differ? We all know Millennials are much more free spirited when it comes to travel and Baby Boomers are a bit more free to travel the more that retire. This begs the question, where do those who identify with ...Show More

58:33 | Dec 16th, 2018

In the first couple of episodes, I've talked with travelers who are doing it on thier own. Today I'd like to introduce you to a couple I met at TBEX (Travel Blogger Conference) in New York that have learned how to use their individual strengths to st...Show More

44:01 | Dec 10th, 2018

I met Christopher on a bus ride and his life of travel through 79 countries and 5 continents fascinated me. In this episode I use this opportunity to talk with him more about his hometown and his experience living in Istanbul, Turkey. Here are som...Show More

48:31 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Ever wonder how long it would be before you could seriously take an electric vehicle on a long road trip? So did I. But in this episode we talk to someone who has done it and done it in style. We'll talk with Joe Hackman, about: - Range fatigue ...Show More

40:24 | Nov 16th, 2018

A slightly different way for you to get to know what Travel Fuels Life is all about. This off-beat episode turns the tables on me, the host, Drew Hannush. In this episode, my sister Colleen will take the lead as a guest host. Not many people know ...Show More

39:02 | Nov 16th, 2018

In the second part of the interview with Gabriele, we cover a variety of subjects, including: A progression through Gabriele's journeys 2001 walking trip to India and Himalayas Making friends with a sheepherding family Anticipat...Show More

34:07 | Nov 16th, 2018

Many of us will be hesitant to step out of our comfort zone and travel solo. For 64-year old female solo traveler Gabriele, this has become a normal way of life. From walking The Camino in Spain and France, to a pilgrimage across Germany and the Czec...Show More