Podcast #001: Travelling Barefoot

Walking barefoot with a backpack through the cobbled streets of Gjirokaster, in Albania

Welcome to Episode 1 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I aim to produce a weekly pod on topics relating to travel; not just about places, but also the reasons behind travel – why we travel, what we like about travel, and what issues we have with travel in general and our travels in particular.

For my first podcast though, I thought it would be useful to introduce myself and explain a bit about my background, including why I call myself “The Barefoot Backpacker” – spoiler: while metaphorical, I do like travelling barefoot!

I talk about:

  • Why I started to think about podcasting, and who my inspirations were
  • Who I am, and what my background is
  • My travel history
  • What my travel styles and preferences are
  • Why I like being/travelling barefoot
  • Benefits and malefits of travelling barefoot, and people’s reactions to it
  • Barefoot Sandals
  • … but I’m not *always* barefoot!

Every week I’ll also have a feature on a “Lesser Known Destination”, a place less-visited or possibly not even considered as a destination. It could be a village with an interesting claim to fame, a town often passed by, or an entire country that isn’t on people’s radars but should be.
This week’s “lesser-known destination of the week” is the city of Vilnius, in Lithuania.

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice 🙂 Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. There is a Facebook group for my podcast that you’re free to join: Click here!

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Click here to download a full transcript of this podcast episode as a PDF.

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