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Travel is with all of us as a fundamental part of being human. On our journey we occasionally come to bridges. We stop in the middle sometimes and look around, watch the water flow by, gaze at the trees and the sky, and look to the other side. This "Intermission" Episode lies between what was and what will be. We look to the side where we came from…
 
A few random moments walking in Africa. From the tent to the main dining area unaccompanied by a Maasai guard makes you look extra closely for any sign of movement. Hornbills in Kileleshwa. A Maasai Warrior discusses the process of taking on another wife. And another. And another. A chance meeting at Ace hardware (although it's hard to meet a Maasa…
 
Birds are special creatures. While there are no bees in this episode, there are cheetahs. How about you....Do you have a spirit animal? And how about a spirt bird? On this episiode we visit again with our dear friends David and Ronah. We give them a surprise quiz to see if we can stump them. We then go on a story safari with them to hear of a coupl…
 
The winds of travel can blow you all the way around the world and back again. And again and again. They can take you to a cafe in Uttar Pradesh or on a wild rickshaw race from Rajasthan to Kerala in India. It can take you to a fashion show in Nairobi where you have to piece together your 'best' traveling clothes into the best combination you can co…
 
When travel gets in your blood, watch out. Life will never be the same. 9 to 5's exist in that other world far away - you toss up grass blades to test the wind more often. If the wind is blowing toward the southern hemisphere, you may travel in that direction. When it blows north, you are inclined to follow it back. The wind might even blow you to …
 
Pool is like life in many ways. You can make a great shot but if you aren't planning for what comes next, or use the wrong or too much 'English,' ... watch out. 🎱 On this episode we travel from the smokey pool rooms of yesteryear to a most interesting room in India. We find a rich landscape of characters as we find ourselves in places and circumsta…
 
Have you ever accidentally left a restaurant without paying your bill? Only to sometime later and quite unexpectedly have the unintended discrepancy righted without expecting it? Life can be that way. The best moments we don't always recognize until years, if not decades, later. We have a lot to learn. From a booth in the lost in time 'Eff' Restaur…
 
Hospitality goes back to our primordial roots - welcoming strangers who brought news from the distant lands. Today it can seem like a lost art - a transaction rather the sparkle of humanity. In this episode we explore hospitality's roots but also go to where it is thriving today, in East Africa. Some say it's something you can't teach. If that is t…
 
We travel. We love life. We get up in the morning and walk outside. We go through our day in wondrous ways. When we pack out bags for a journey out into the world - whether it's to our job or on a great adventure beyond our borders, do we consider what non-material things we need to pack and bring along? Of course we don't want to forget our passpo…
 
Have you ever got mugged but didn't know it? How about ending up in a Russian hospital and being told you might have to find a different way home to America other than how you got there? From a small abode in El Salvador to the birthplace of the Beatles, we have some fun and mix it up with our regular co-host Bob Spoerl about his travels and life l…
 
In this episode Greg flies solo for the first time and gives us an overview of where we are on our Metamo Travel Podcast journey now that we have passed 25 Episodes. We take a look at the concept of travel, with all of its twists and turns presented to us along the way. The episode gives us a forest above the trees look at why we travel and how it …
 
In our 25th Episode, Greg describes a "typical" ride on his journey across Africa which was full of surprises. We learn how to make a certain kind of traveler's stew, seasoned with a spattering of languages, thickened with a certain ingredient, and thrown against the wall until it sticks. We meet the wives of a certain and forgotten Zaïrois owner o…
 
John Wanyokie spent four years at the Nairobi National Museum but his mind and heart are in the forests of Kenya listening to the magical sounds or out guiding on safari in the bush. John shares with us today his passion for conservation, wildlife, and how birds affect his life. John discusses the importance of travel and how following his Mom to w…
 
Deep in a bustling and vibrant market in Nigeria, Jenna Adeleke shares a transformational moment in her life. In an instant, she knows just what she will do. The humanity, the energy, and the vibrant colors permeate her very being. Jenna would never be the same. The story really begins in America when she first meets and makes an instant connection…
 
In this episode Bob and Greg probe the waters of the topic of transformational travel. At the heart transformational travel is the realization that the journey we are on is not so much an external journey but an internal one. One goes out into the world to explore and seek exciting experiences but transformation cuts both ways: the people you meet …
 
Each wildlife safari has its own magic to it. You never see the same scene twice. In this episode Bob asks Greg to share an example of a memorable safari he has been on. They end up on safari on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, patiently watching lions hunt a notoriously ferocious beast known as the "widowmaker." Ngorongoro Crater is one…
 
In this episode we continue our discussion with Maan Alyagout. Maan describes how he was able to escape from Kuwait during the invasion by Iraq in 1990 into Saudi Arabia. A great storyteller, Maan continues to describe his journey that led him from the deserts of Arabia to the redwood forests of Northern California. Using his wits and diplomatic sa…
 
Our interview with Maan Alyagout takes us on a journey from the deserts of Kuwait, to the redwood forests of Humboldt County California, and back again. A great calamity befell the Kuwaiti people in 1990. The invasion of Kuwait ensues and Maan finds himself in the middle of the morass. Using his wits and diplomatic savvy, Maan escapes with his life…
 
Today, we have a very special guest. Debbie Archangels is the host of The Offbeat Life. A podcast where she interviews travelers who ditched their 9-5 to become remote entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Debbie is also the founder of Howtocreateapodcast.com, a podcast consulting agency where she helps serious podcasters gain authority and income thro…
 
On this episode we welcome back two special guests, David and Ronah Saunders. David and Ronah share with us just a few of their favorite stories in the wild. Ronah describes coming across a den of baby hyenas (she really wanted to bring one back home!). David recounts one of their most exciting safari experiences in Maasai Mara where smart wildebee…
 
Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt push the boundaries of travel to the outermost limits. As they describe their wild adventures riding motorcycles from South America to California, across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, there seems to be no limit to how far these two friends and travel mates would go in the name of adventure. Our story…
 
Ryan Libhart Pereyda & Nathan Wirt push the boundaries of travel to the outermost limits. As they describe their wild adventures riding motorcycles from South America to California, across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, there seems to be no limit to how far these two friends and travel mates would go in the name of adventure. Their sto…
 
When traveling off the beaten path it’s pretty easy to misread the most obvious. Sometimes we trip and fall down. Sometimes we just look foolish. And once in a while we learn something from it. Like this podcast? Subscribe and leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! We really appreciate it. Learn more about Metamo: https://metamo.travel/subs…
 
Up in the hills of California's Coastal Range late at night in 1984, Joey Raspo and Skid draw out a plan on the back of an old napkin to travel to Egypt and climb to the top of the pyramids. Danny Puccinelli joins the escapade at the last hour and the three friends end up on an epic adventure. Lost Italian relatives, sand storms on the Sinai, a Bed…
 
In this episode, we pick up where we left off last week. Greg is 1,000 miles from the coast to complete his journey across the continent of Africa. His last ride ends up being perhaps the worst one yet and he enters a Zen-like state to get through it. He reaches Cameroon and spies something on a train so familiar yet so foreign at the same time. Gr…
 
We pick up where we left off on Greg’s epic journey across the continent of Africa. On this week’s episode, Greg discusses his time in the Central African Republic. He makes his way from Zongo to Bangui across the Ubgangi River (after having to bribe to get there). Then, he escapes a curious kid holding a long screwdriver who kept following him, an…
 
Greg continues sharing his stories from his epic adventure across Africa. On this episode, he’s just left Bumba after recovering from malaria. He stays at a Hotel Californiaesque place in Lisala where he hears a knock on the door only to be surprised by a strange creature. Then, after sleeping on trucks, he makes his way to Zongo and enjoys the dan…
 
This is the second part of our back-to-back episodes with André Ripa. You can learn more about his transformative work at Spirit Musique, where he merges music and powerful imagery with today’s most compelling technologies. Spirit Healing Arts is his platform for teaching, facilitating and co-creating expansive health and conscious growth. On this …
 
André Ripa is our guest on back-to-back episodes. His work with Spirit Musique promotes human transformation through the creation of immersive entertainment experiences that merge uplifting music and powerful imagery with today’s most compelling technologies. Spirit Healing Arts is his platform for teaching, facilitating and co-creating expansive h…
 
Greg Traverso vividly describes his encounters with the military in Zaire. From an intense moment out of nowhere when machine guns are drawn, to a little bent nail serving as the lock on the door of his shack inside a remote military outpost, to an encounter with a scalawag corporal and his minions on the banks of the Congo River and a strange requ…
 
On this week's episode, Greg shares the story of how he and his wife Susan traveled together on their epic overland adventure from Kenya to Zaire through all kinds of hurdles and hoops to see the endangered mountain gorillas. To get there and back they ride on trains, local buses, matatus, back of trucks and even motorcycles. Trekking up the sides …
 
Sam Richardson wakes up excited about life everyday with a sense of adventure and wonder. Whether it's climbing Kilimanjaro or up the side of a volcano in search of Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, studying in Ghana, or hiking or biking around his home in San Francisco, California and beyond, Sam believes in embracing life and living it to the fullest.…
 
In this episode, Bob Spoerl interviews his co-host Greg Traverso about Greg’s epic expedition across the continent of Africa. Hitchhiking, traveling by matatu, boat, foot, and canoe, Greg makes his way across the breath of Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic. Sleeping in villages deep in the Congo rainforest, losing 50 pounds, and has all …
 
On this week's episode, Greg and Bob are joined by Abby Guthmann. Abby is a Ph D. student at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Lion Center Team under Dr. Craig Parker. Abby discusses the fascinating conservation work she does near the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the pivotal role the travel experience has played in her life studying ecosy…
 
On this week’s episode, Greg and Bob are joined by David and Ronah Saunders who lead the Red Rhino Outreach Project in Kenya. The two met in Kenya and have been a transformational travel duo ever since. They discuss the role travel plays in their life and how it’s help lead them to where they are. Learn more about their Outreach Project at rrop.org…
 
Join us for the very first installment of Metamo, a podcast about adventure and transformational travel. Metamo provides modern explorers with a more fulfilling way to travel. In this episode, Greg Traverso, founder of Metamo, shares the story about how he first started traveling the world, starting in his own home state of California. That and ple…
 
Welcome to Metamo, a podcast where we explore with you and our guests travel topics that push the boundaries in celebration of the human experience. Co-hosts Greg Traverso -- who has spent more than 20 years organizing African adventures from Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti to The Congo and beyond -- and Bob Spoerl, an avid traveler who runs a communi…
 
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