Married with LuggageBetsy and Warren Talbot are a recovering 40-something, Type-A couple who spent their 20s and 30s climbing the corporate ladder only to realize it wasn’t the ladder they wanted to be climbing. So, in October, 2010, just shy of their 40th birthdays, the couple sold everything they owned and left their lives behind to see the world. They’re still traveling today.


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Explorer Quote

“Whatever your dream may be, do what makes you happy. There is no wrong answer. Just do it.”

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why simply just saying yes can transform your life.
  • How to get into Housesitting as a way to experience the authentic world through free accommodation.
  • How they experienced Turkey in a way that allowed them to getaway from it all
  • Why seeing Turkey on foot, including the Lycean Way, might be the best way to see the country
  • What to eat and drink in Turkey
  • The one can’t miss thing in Turkey (Warren and Betsy each have their own, and you won’t find Warren’s in any guidebooks)
  • Yet another benefit of honey: It never goes bad and provides great energy, making it a perfect food for intrepid travelers
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Best Travel Advice:

  • How to take the first step: Set a deadline and hold it. Let it become everything you build around.
  • Money-Saving Tip: And every time you need to spend that much, ask yourself “Is this worth a day on the road?”
  • Packing Tips: Locals need what you need too. Worst case scenario? You have to buy it there. Also, Eagle Creek Packing Cubes make it easy to pull the right things out.
  • Internet Resource: TrailWallet, recommend by Simon and Erin from NeverEnding Voyage. And Betsy loves Google Drive.
  • Favorite Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Dream Save Do by Warren & Betsy Talbot
  • Favorite Travel Gear: Warren loves the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent. Betsy recommends Osprey backpacks for everyday travel.

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static



I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.