The Nostalgic Vagabond

Join me, Allan Hill (the Nostalgic Vagabond) for weekly one-hour~ish travel talks with unique and interesting travellers / adventurers who Zoom-in from all around the world. In conversation, we share compelling personal stories of trial, triumph and sometimes tribulation from journeys, exploring this world and its cultures, languages and landscapes. None of us claim to be experts, we aren't necessarily pros, we are regular people like you. But we decided to say, “YES!” Decided to step outside our comfort zone and have a go at creating our own journey, going our own way. You also don't have to be an expert or professional, all you need is to say, “Yes!” Commit. And go on your own journey – your own way. You can be a traveller too! Hey - Maybe travel could help you discover, your best you. And you can also follow me, @thenostalgicv

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 51 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 23 hours 15 minutes


episode 13: Sorted Your Work/Life Balance Yet? Do You Need a Reset?

The Nostalgic Vagabond catches up with Jason O'Tirnigh, an old housemate from those bitterly cold Toronto days of the 2013/2014 winter season. (Worst winter in over 40 years apparently. Pandemic tops it tough...) Jason is originally from Dublin and after...


 2020-10-12  48m

episode 14: Boat, Bus, Plane or Train - Global Travel, So Much to Gain

The Nostalgic Vagabond is a fan of serendipity. If open to it, a traveller can accidentally discover something good. And friendship can often be that good thing.   Allan Zooms-in to London to check in with good friend, Jade Nicholson-Lamb. In 2017, Jade ...


 2020-10-19  1h2m

episode 15: The USA and Life-changing Journeys - Ears Open For Some Funny Stories

The Nostalgic Vagabond and Sonia Cosentino met on a slow summer morning in the common room of a chilled-out San Francisco backpacker hostel, way back in June 2009. However, once introductory courtesies were completed the time turned into anything but slo...


 2020-10-26  1h2m

episode 16: 'Work Away' - Can I Get a Yay? Or a Nay?

The Nostalgic Vagabond Zooms-in to a fringe-less, deserted Edinburgh-in-lockdown to catch up with an Edinburgh local lad and old hostel dorm mate, Rory Macleod. Rory and Allan met in room 6 at the Canadiana Inn, an awesome backpackers hostel in Toronto, ...


 2020-11-02  56m

episode 17: When One Travels to Places Afar - Best to See Things As They Are

The Nostalgic Vagabond Zooms-in (more or less home) to the east coast of Australia and to a little town known as Narooma, about one hour south by car from where he grew up with best mate from high school, the man that is, Cameron Thompson. Allan and Came...


 2020-11-09  53m

episode 18: Try Living/Working Abroad - Bet Like Monique You'll Never Get Bored

The Nostalgic Vagabond Zooms-in to Canada once again to touch base with Monique Guffens. Monique and Allan met in a downtown Toronto hostel in May 2010. Allan was enjoying a spout of slow travel as he headed eastward across the country while Monique was ...


 2020-11-16  1h1m

episode 20: Travel Makes ME! - Someone I Want to be / Ought to BE

The Nostalgic Vagabond has had the pleasure, on a few occasions, of meeting wonderful travellers in multiple destinations in various countries around the world. It's one thing about modern technology, so much easier to stay current and connected with coo...


 2020-11-30  1h10m

episode 22: Be Organised, if You Can - But You May Require an Alternate Plan

The Nostalgic Vagabond this time Zooms, literally a mile away, to connect with special guest, Clay Petrocchi, in Liverpool city centre. In a pre-Covid world, this would be the opportunity to chat face-to-face but social distance restrictions and winter l...


 2020-12-14  50m

episode 23: From Marysville to Toronto - Travel Pushes You to Grow

The Nostalgic Vagabond has always been impressed with very young travellers. Kids, not even twenty who go abroad, solo, to live and work and grow up in an accelerated fashion (but in a healthy way) somewhere, in a foreign country. That really takes guts ...


 2020-12-21  1h5m

episode 24: How Life Changes - When We Go Through the Ages

On this final, full episode of 2020, the Nostalgic Vagabond Zooms-in across the pond to the USA, and to a little place in North Carolina to talk with one of the best talkers around, Tommy Gwynn. Both Tommy and Allan met at significant turning points in t...


 2020-12-28  1h2m