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Join host Rusty Johnson for an exploration into genius. Conversations with the greatest thinkers and doers of our day. Actors, artists, entertainers, adventurers, scientists, athletes, visionaries, world leaders, and more. These are the very luminaries that light the way and live … A Davinci Life. "Rusty's way with animals, including humans, is magical." Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence About the Host: Who is Rusty Johnson? The question is not as easy to answer as you' ...
 
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It was a true pleasure to speak with Jonathan van Bilsen of photosNtravel back in May. Jonathan is a natural storyteller who happens to live in my hometown of Port Perry, Ontario where you can often find him interviewing some of the 'movers and shakers' who live there. Everyone has a story. An avid traveller, Jonathan has been to 106 countries (soo…
 
This week on FLY, you will meet Hilary Messer-Barrow. Hilary is a Vancouverite who had never lived too far from her childhood home. All of that changed in 2019, when she left her family and familiar urban comforts to move with her now husband up to Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek sits on the border of Alaska and the Yukon and is home to approximately 93…
 
Nacho Dean I was born on August 20, 1980 in Malaga. I owe my passion for nature and adventure to my parents who, from a very young age, took me to the mountains, camping and swimming in the sea. I am a son of a seaman, my father has traveled all over the world, and that is one of the reasons why we have lived in many different places. I remember th…
 
Working through his production company, Taublieb Films, Paul Taublieb is an award-winning producer and director of documentaries, feature films and creative-driven action sports events and content. Paul Taublieb is the director, writer, and producer of the Emmy Award winning film, "Unchained: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross" (Netflix, 2016)…
 
In 1980 Robin Horsfall shot and killed one of the leading terrorists inside the Iranian Embassy when the SAS stormed the building. He served with the SAS during the Falklands war and on subsequent counter-terrorist operations. Robin joined the British Army in 1972 as a boy soldier aged only fifteen. Coming from a broken home he attached himself to …
 
John Spencer is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society. John Spencer is a space architect/designer, founder and president of the Space Tourism Society (STS), and author with Karen L. Rugg of the first book on space tourism published in the U.S. titled Space Tourism: Do You Want to Go? (Apogee Books, 2004), in which …
 
James Preston Delgado is a maritime archaeologist, historian, maritime preservation expert, author, television host, and explorer. Delgado is a maritime archaeologist who has spent over four decades in underwater exploration. A veteran of over 100 shipwreck investigations around the world, his work has included the wrecks of RMS Titanic, USS Indepe…
 
Richard Garriott de Cayeux currently serves as the President of the Explorers Club. He is a founding father of the videogame industry and the commercial spaceflight industry, a flown astronaut, and the first explorer to have explored pole to pole, orbited the Earth, and reached the deepest point in the Ocean. Richard has been inducted into the comp…
 
Chris Thrall was born in South-East London. Aged eighteen, he joined the Royal Marines Commandos. Following active service in the Northern Ireland Conflict and training in Arctic warfare and survival, he earned his parachutist’s ‘wings’ and operated as part of a high-security detachment onboard an aircraft carrier. After the armed forces In 1995, C…
 
Host of A Davinci Life Rusty Johnson steps to the other side of the mic for an interview about his "DaVinci" Life. Rusty Johnson has been an Amazon jungle guide for over 20 years. He was the main character, consulting producer, and originator of The Travel Channel’s TV series HOTEL AMAZON. Rusty has consulted for National Geographic Television’s HO…
 
Now this is a company I will definitely be booking future adventures with. Nathalie Gauthier, General Manager of Great Canadian Trails, joins FLY Travel Radio this week to discuss the self-guided & small group guided adventures that they offer from coast to coast to coast! There is no shortage of exploration to be had in this beautiful country, suc…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com for the video version. Mario Andretti has redefined what it means to be a race car driver and he has done it seemingly without breaking a sweat. He is one of the few drivers ever to succeed in Formal One, Indy Car, World sports car, and Nascar. He is an inspiration to sports fans around the world and is even immortalized in pop…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com for the video version. One important hallmark of living a DaVinci Life is scoffing at obstacles that block the path to your dreams. Today's guest can tell you a little about that. Astronaut Jose Hernandez began his journey in Mexico as the son of migrant workers and soared all the way to outer space, And along the way, he helpe…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com for video version Today's guest Dr. Niall McCann, seems to have no ceiling to his passion for this place and its natural resources. Star of the TV series Biggest and Baddest, as well as the Documentary, Lost in the Amazon. He is a biologist, zoologist, conservationist, and more, this wildlife adventurer protects some of the wor…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com For Video Version You can't be a DaVinci without big brains and big balls, today's guest has both. A genius business journalist by day and a fearless adventurer by later that day. His name is James M. Clash. He is usually either traveling as fast as a bullet or standing still getting shot in the stomach by one. Hold on, it's su…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com For video version. James Arthur Ray -Redemption Advisor From an upbringing pockmarked with difficulty through adulthood marked by tragedy, today's guest James Arthur Ray is a figure of much controversy. Seemingly bent on helping his fellow man achieve success, if not transcendence, as well as an acclaimed author of 6 best-selli…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.comfor video version Most people spend their lives avoiding the effects of gravity. Our guest Sean Chuma embraces it He is widely known as perhaps the greatest base jumper alive today. He has pulled off over 7,000 jumps including and you would think that someone who looks for tall things to jump off of is a raving lunatic. But Sean…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.comFor video version For many of us a deep dark cave sounds foreboding at best. Now put that same cave under water and then for good measure move it to one of the most remote places on earth. Sound like fun? Well today's guest thinks so. Jill Hienerth is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and professional cave diver and she is a Da…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com The multi-talented personnel David Holthouse is a popular journalist, writer, producer, and filmmaker. He has worked as a producer in several documentaries such as Sasquatch, Lorena (2019), Nightstalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer (2021), Declassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies (2017) The Seven Five (2014), and The Las…
 
For video version www.aDaVinciLife.com Dr. Joe Vitale has inspired millions of people around the globe with countless best-selling books and lectures. He is the star of the hit movie The Secret and he lifts the human spirit by employing philosophy, music, outrageous publicity, and even some sacred ancient practices. His bestseller The Attractor Fac…
 
www.aDaVinciLife.com Today we have a freestyle Motocross rider, but not just any, Robbie Maddison is here today. How can I put this, Robbie Maddison is today's Evel Knievel. You will see him on ESPN jumping football fields or jumping up on a Las Vegas building, Olympic ski jumps, you even see this guy surfing on his bike. When I saw what he was doi…
 
There are a handful of people who have travelled to every country in the world. There is only one person who is travelling to every country in the world without flying. This week on FLY Travel Radio, Thor Pedersen of Denmark shares his 7+ year journey of traveling through 194 countries and counting via bus, train, and every type of boat. This is no…
 
Gary Armstrong, Global Purpose Specialist at G Adventures, stops by FLY to discuss their Travel with Confidence policy, and why we should book now, travel later. Gary reminds us of travel's philanthropic nature, the importance of visiting remote communities, and how even COVID can unite us. When the time comes to travel again, G is ready to keep yo…
 
I truly loved talking to Anastasia Allison. Anastasia is the Founder of Kula Cloth, an "antimicrobial pee cloth for anybody who squats when they pee" (kulacloth.com). Since my interview with Anastasia, I now have a Kula. I absolutely love it. This is a must for all active, outdoorsy women. In this interview, Anastasia generously shares her experien…
 
I do not hesitate to say that Cyrus Ryan is one of the most unique guests I have had on FLY. A seeker of the esoteric traditions of the East, Cyrus is the Director of the Northern School of Esoteric Wisdom. He is also the author of "Living on the Inner Edge: A Practical Esoteric Tale". As a travel lover, Cyrus shares his many adventures around the …
 
Jillian A. Brown takes her spin on FLY this week. Jillian is so many things. Photographer. Artist. Adventurer. Mental health advocate. Tune in to hear about Jillian's adventures kayaking the Grand Canyon, travelling solo around Canada, and paddling the Great Lakes. Jillian will also talk about how she overcame a very dark time in her life through p…
 
Guest City Council member Aaron Rouse from Virginia Beach, VA City Council Councilman Rouse on:IG: https://www.instagram.com/aar0n_rouse/Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaronrousevabchConversations with the Bald Head Queen will keep you entertained, informed and evolving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Conversations with others, and writing alike, both allow us the oppor…
 
This feels like perfect timing. Angel Herrera joins me on FLY to discuss travel and healing holidays. We will specifically delve into ayahuasca retreats, where he will teach us all about the plant science behind this medicine, its history, what the experience is like, and how it can change your life path. With his father being a shaman, Angel and h…
 
Having finished his latest adventure only weeks ago, Explorer Mario Rigby returns to FLY to discuss his kayaking expedition along Lake Ontario, from Hamilton to the Thousand Islands. An intriguingly profound person, Mario has much to share. Tune in to hear our discussion about his thoughts on exploring local adventures, Canada’s indigenous communit…
 
When I grow up, I want to be just like Lynn Salvo. Today on FLY, two time Guinness World Records holder Lynn Salvo joins us to talk about her titles as the oldest female to cycle across Canada and the US. Lynn achieved both of these in her mid to late sixties. Now at almost seventy-one, she is going for two more cycling records, once COVID allows h…
 
The realities of COVID-19 are very different depending on where you live in the world, and what your opportunities have been. Christian De Boer, Managing Director of Jaya House Hotels, joins FLY today from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Christian and I discuss the realities of a country completely dependent on tourism when tourism no longer exists, and the a…
 
Conversations with the Bald Head Queen will keep you entertained, informed and evolving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Conversations with others, and writing alike, both allow us the opportunity to explore our own ideas about who we are, the ways we think and how we view the world, which will ideally lead us to greater understanding about who we are as individuals an…
 
Conversations with the Bald Head Queen will keep you entertained, informed and evolving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Conversations with others, and writing alike, both allow us the opportunity to explore our own ideas about who we are, the ways we think and how we view the world, which will ideally lead us to greater understanding about who we are as individuals an…
 
Kristian Muthugalage joins FLY from Finland to talk about his recent walk across Sri Lanka. He finished this epic journey just in time, mere days before the world went into lockdown. Born to a Finnish mother and a Sri Lankan father, Kristian talks to us about his globetrotting childhood, his call to lead a life of adventure, and a new way of learni…
 
Italy has had a harder time than most with COVID-19, but they are on the mend. Peter and Ilaria of International Academy Antonella talk to us about what life has been like for Italians, the impact on running an Italian language and cultural school catering to international students, and how they are transforming into a new tourism business to evolv…
 
Laurel Robbins, Founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel, joins FLY to discuss current life in Munich, Germany during the pandemic. Laurel is originally from the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, and has made Munich her place of business and life for the past decade. Laurel gives some great tips on how we can help by acting locally, what…
 
Conversations with the Bald Head Queen will keep you entertained, informed and evolving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Conversations with others, and writing alike, both allow us the opportunity to explore our own ideas about who we are, the ways we think and how we view the world, which will ideally lead us to greater understanding about who we are as individuals an…
 
Conversations with the Bald Head Queen will keep you entertained, informed and evolving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Conversations with others, and writing alike, both allow us the opportunity to explore our own ideas about who we are, the ways we think and how we view the world, which will ideally lead us to greater understanding about who we are as individuals an…
 
If there was one last adventure to have for a while, I am beyond fortunate that Jordan was it. Tune in for a livingroom-produced interview (please excuse the echo!) about my travels in Jordan with G Adventures at the beginning of March. We will hear from Zuhair Zuriqat, our Chief Experience Officer, as well as my interview with the son of Marguerit…
 
I had a great conversation with Filipe Faria back in February. Filipe is a FLY listener who decided he wanted to be on the show, and I am so glad he did. Filipe has had a love and curiosity for Africa since he was a young teenager, and was determined to spend some time there in his adult life. Eventually, this dream came true. Having been a pilot, …
 
In 2014, teacher Mark Quattrocchi left his life in Southern China to cycle home .... to Canada. This was a journey that took him two years, through 40 countries, 5 continents and over 35,000 kilometres. Mark has written a book about his story, called "The Cycle of Life and the Power of Saying Hello". He joins me on FLY to discuss the beauty and cha…
 
In 2015, Mario Rigby left his Toronto life behind to walk and kayak across Africa. He had never been to Africa, he had no real trekking experience, and he had never kayaked. More than two years later, Mario had been through 8 countries, walked 12,000 kms and kayaked 550kms. While these feats are impressive on their own, Mario's awareness of himself…
 
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