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Seeing the Whole Wide World with Storyteller Extraordinaire Daniel Simmons (Now at 100+ Countries!)

In this episode of the podcast, Daniel Simmons shares a great travel story. A storyteller, he’s got quite a few amazing tales from his journeys to over 100 countries. Daniel has traveled the world by taking advantage of a flexible schedule while working as an English teacher based in Tokyo for over 10 years. Tune in to hear Daniel’s take on a variety of exotic places with a particular focus getting to know locals and broadening a perspective of the world including places that the media would call “dangerous”.

Learn more about his habit of reading literary works from local writers and non-natives of the countries he visits before his trips so as to gain a deeper understanding of the local culture.

Covered in this episode:

  • The importance of keeping a sense of humor while traveling
  • How bird poop can be magical
  • Shopping for volcanoes
  • Traveling with a baby in…North Korea
  • Visiting the Galapagos of the Middle East
  • How to bond with the locals
  • Reading about a place while you’re in that place

Show Notes

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Nami’s Packing Tips

The School of Travels Podcast

The School of Travels podcast interviews people in many different stages of their travel experience from taking their first trips outside of their hometowns to digital nomads who travel continuously. The series asks questions like: What inspires us to travel in the first place? Have a travel story that you’d like to share? Share it in the Facebook community or submit your story to The School of Travels!

Every Sunday, Coworkaholic will be sharing an episode from The School of Travels. The post The School of Travels: Tips for Traveling to Japan was first published on Coworkaholic, in partnership with The School of Travels podcast.