Episode Archives

Blablacar Long Distance Carpool and Rideshare App

While you have rentable electric scooters and Uber to get around a city, what if you need to travel to another city? Introducing BlaBlaCar — yet another addition to the sharing economy.

This long distance carpooling app allows passengers to buy a seat in a driver’s personal vehicle for a longer distance trip between cities. While the cost of a driver’s trip is offset by payment from the rider(s), an otherwise empty car is filled with passengers who need to get to the same destination as the driver.

Learn about this awesome app, why it’s called BlaBlaCar, and hear about Tony’s personal experience using the app in Spain.

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Apps to Help You Speak Abroad

As Tony is preparing to travel again, Marc and Tony discuss some of the apps that help overcome the language barrier when traveling abroad. Tony talks about some difficult situations when the language barrier was really tough to overcome. The two talk about some tips when trying to communicate with a non-English speaker and the apps that have helped them out the most. Also, Tony reveals where his next destination is.

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Travel Vaccines

As Tony is preparing to travel again, this time he needs to get a whole bunch of travel vaccines for his upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. In addition to explaining what vaccines are, Marc—an immunology PhD student—busts myths about vaccines.
The two not only talk about vaccine recommendations, but touch on immunization prices including Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tetanus, Malaria, and the common flu.

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The Big Data Revolution

The Big Data Revolution! Have you heard this buzzword? In this episode, Tony and Marc talk about what “big data” means to them and some of the practical uses of it. The two describe how they first heard about it and also discuss the future of big data.

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3 Ways to Avoid Fees When Traveling Abroad

We all hate paying fees, especially when traveling. In this week’s episode, Tony reveals his three best tips for avoiding fees when traveling. Learn how to avoid foreign transaction fees, ATM fees, and how to get the best exchange rate.

  1. Avoid foreign transaction fees with a 0% foreign transaction fee credit card from Chase
  2. Don’t pay ATM fees with the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking Account debit card
  3. Get the best exchange rate by always choosing to pay in the local currency when traveling

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Traveling to Rome on a Budget

You never know how to get around Rome until someone tells you how and in this episode Tony and Marc give you the best insight on how to save money when traveling to Rome, Italy. They discuss their favorite tourist spots and how to get to multiple attractions for cheaper than usual. They also go into how to avoid lines at the tourist spots and the best ways to get around the city to maximize your time in the eternal city.

[Tony’s favorite Hostel EVER!] (http://www.dreamingromehostel.com/)
[Marc’s Rome Hotel] (https://www.pantheondimoradeglidei.com/boutique-hotel-pantheon-historical-centre-of-rome.htm)
[Marc’s Colosseum Picture] (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmgasx5hGx/?utmsource=igweboptionssharesheet)

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Intro/Outro Music: Voyage by Ikson

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Autonomous Cars

In this episode Marc and Tony continue their talk of new automotive technology with their discussion about autonomous or self-driving cars. They talk about the companies developing this technology, the technology used to make a car drive by itself, and some of the mainstream concerns about self-driving cars. Tony also explains to Marc how he thinks the software of self-driving cars work and gives his expectations of the future for car autonomy. Also, a special guest stops by to give some input on this discussion…have a listen and find out who it is!

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Intro/Outro Music: Voyage by Ikson

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Electric Cars

In this episode Marc and Tony talk about the electric car movement and why these high-priced vehicles are attractive options for people looking to get into the electric car field. They discuss some of the pros and cons of electric cars and also a couple of tidbits about the battle between gasoline and electricity. If you’re interested in purchasing an electric car and have no idea how they work then take a listen and dream of driving that Tesla!

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/19

Why You Should Try a Social Media Clense

In this episode Tony talks to Marc about his social media addiction and the steps he’s taking to stop it. The two also talk about why Marc left social media and how he feels about this decision. Is a social media cleanse right for you? Have a listen and decide for yourself and while we’re on the subject of social media…how about giving us a follow down below!

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/18

Backpacking India

In early 2018, Tony went on a 5 week backpacking India adventure. During his time traveling through India, Tony visited a dozen different cities.

In addition to seeing the obligatory Taj Mahal, Tony slept under the stars in the desert, celebrated the Holi festival, walked through the streets of slums, and even played a British soldier as an extra on a Bollywood movie set.

While this week’s episode is a bit long, it’s packed full of valuable information on backpacking India. Chances are that by the end of the episode, you will want to go on your on trip through India.

Tony Florida on Bollywood movie set as a British soldierJaisalmer India camel safariBathing in Ganges in Varanasi India
Jodpur panorama blue city
Tony Florida at Taj Mahal

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