The NomadMania Podcast

Welcome to the Nomad Mania Podcast! Nomad Mania divides the world into 1281 regions and is an excellent website which allows you to track your travels whether you are chasing 193, TCC, MTP or of course Nomad Mania. It also maintains extensive series like 1881 different airports, 1696 festivals, or 2855 religious temples. The Nomad Mania Podcast interviews members who will share their insights and advice as we take deep dives into some of the world’s 1281 most interesting regions.

Your host of The Nomad Mania Podcast is Ric Gazarian. Ric is on a quest to travel to every country in the world. You can follow his travels at GlobalGaz. He is also the host of the popular travel podcast, Counting Countries. On Counting Countries, he interviews people who are traveling to every country in the world or are in the process of completing the quest.

You can listen to The Nomad Mania Podcast, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts … Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Play, Alexa, Spotify, and much more! Please subscribe and review.

Great shoutout to our announcer: Palle Bo - The Radio Vagabond

June 2020

With Danay Bustamante on Nigeria

On today’s episode we speak with Danay Bustamante. Danay takes the slow road, traveling often by land and solo, and meeting friends from all over the world from the salsa community. Danay spent several weeks in Nigeria and provides her insights as she chases 193.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Danay Bustamante Instagram

May 2020

With Petro Marais on Equatorial Guinea

On today’s episode we speak with Petro Marais. Petro is exploring the world as she chases 193. She just returned from an extensive trip in Africa including two weeks plus in seldom explored Equatorial Guinea.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Petro Marais Instagram

April 2020

With Boris Kester on Ivory Coast

On today’s episode we speak with Boris Kester for a second time. Boris has traveled to all 193 countries and is still exploring. He also blogs about his adventures at Around The World In 80 Clicks. Boris shares his experience of visiting Ivory Coast with a several week deep dive.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Around the World in 80 Clicks

March 2020

With Pong Tanthasindhu on Democratic Republic of Congo

On today’s episode we speak with Pong Tanthasindhu. Pong is on his way to 193, but with many deep dives around the world whether it is three weeks in Gabon or Chad. Pong has visited DRC twice including three weeks on a boat on the Congo River.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Pongtharin's NM profile

Pongtharin's Facebook page

February 2020

With Amelia Hagen on Saudi Arabia

On today’s episode we speak with Amelia Hagen. Amelia is a global nomad with an international career. Amelia shares her experiences visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Amelia's NM profile

Amelia's Instagram

January 2020

With Megan Starr on the Faroe Islands

On today’s episode we speak with Megan Starr. Megan is a travel blogger with expertise in the Nordic countries as well as the former Soviet Union. She shares with us her love and knowledge of the Faroe Islands.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Megan Starr

Absolute Armenia

December 2019

With Vako Armeno on Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

On today’s episode we speak with Vako Armeno. Vako is a triple threat; an artist, a media personality, and runs his own tour company. You can find Vako on most days guiding a walking tour of Yerevan which you may join and organizing trips outside of the capital. Vako will share his knowledge and passion of all things Armenia and Artsakh.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Travelers' Club of Armenia

Yerevan Free Walking Tours

November 2019

With Craig Thompson on Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia

On today’s episode, we speak with Craig Thompson. Craig, an American, has traveled to approximately 120 countries. He is retired and based in Bangkok. Craig recently returned from a four-month plus trip in the Pacific. Craig will share his experiences visiting two countries in the region, Palau and FSM.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Craig Thompson - Facebook profile

October 2019

With Marlon Reed on Burkina Faso

On today’s episode, we speak with Marlon Reed. Marlon has spent nearly the last 20 years living part-time in Burkina Faso. His love of music inspired him to travel to West Africa. Over time he has developed a tourism business bringing people around Burkina Faso and extended road trips throughout West Africa. You can learn more about Marlon and his travel business at Thiosane Travel.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Thiosane Travel

September 2019

With Stefan Krasowski on Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

On today’s episode we speak with Stefan Krasowski. Stefan has traveled to 192 countries and only has one more on his list. He is a miles and points expert where he writes at Rapid Travel Chai. Stefan will be sharing his experiences on visiting two remote Australian territories, located in the Indian Ocean, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Rapid Travel Chai

August 2019

With Boris Kester on Svalbard

On today’s episode, we speak with Boris Kester. Boris has traveled to all 193 countries and is still continuing to explore. He also blogs about his adventures at Around The World In 80 Clicks. Boris shares his experience of visiting the Norwegian island of Svalbard, remote and located north of the Arctic circle.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Travel adventures

July 2019

On today’s episode we speak with James Wilcox. James is the co-founder of Untamed Borders, a travel company that focuses on lands that are often described as dangerous and inhospitable. On the podcast, we will be discussing Afghanistan.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Untamed Borders

June 2019

On today’s episode we speak with Gianluca Pardelli. Gianluca plays several roles, as the owner of Soviet Tours, a documentary photographer, and a tour guide. His passion and expertise can be found in Russia and the former Soviet Union. On the podcast, we will be discussing the Northern Caucasus.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Gianluca Pardelli - NM profile

Soviet Tours - website

May 2019

On today’s episode we speak with Henrik Jeppesen. Henrik traveled to every country in the world by the age of 27 on a budget. His new focus is to travel to every region in Nomad Mania. On the podcast, we will be discussing affordable travel.

Links:

Our host's (Ric Gazarian) website - Counting Countries

Henrik's website - Beyond every country

Henrik's NM profile - Henrik Jeppesen

...and a great shoutout to our announcer:
Palle Bo - The Radio Vagabond