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Bringing you stories of wonder and adventure, from world travel tales to digital nomad life to backpacker fun, Travel Stories Podcast seeks to inspire. From the seasoned adventurer to the wanderluster alike, travelers in over 150 countries tune into Travel Stories Podcast each week for inspirational stories and interviews.
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Nov 28, 2016

A proverb known around the world is “curiosity killed the cat,” but few know the rejoinder: “but satisfaction brought it back.” The risk that satisfying curiosity brings is well worth the fulfillment that comes from gratifying curiosity. Curiosity, that force that drives the human race in all they do, and has done so since their birth, is the reason behind most human activities: reading, walking, and, of course, traveling.

Mike Corey joins Hayden to further explore the topic of curiosity. Mike is a breakdancing marine biologist and travel videographer who declared that he “captures our world with a curiosity that comes from never growing up.” He shares with Hayden his three core values, which both of them are strong believers in. Mike and Hayden also discuss how important it can be to self-discovery to travel by yourself, and what travel can teach you.

Mike shares his story, “Hypothermia in the Desert,” a tale of danger in the Outback. Mike visited the Olgas, a series of incredible, tall mountains that happen to be out in the middle of nowhere, in the Australian desert. The desert, however, happens to get deathly cold at night; Mike thought it was worth the danger to witness the stars in a land with no light pollution, but danger lurks around every corner, even where it was least expected.

Mike and Hayden also share several tangents, the most prominent of which regards social media and technology, and how these aspects of modern life can impact travel and how people think of and see traveling. Curiosity fuels most actions humans accomplish, but the satisfaction of a gratified curiosity is worth the risk of taking the leap in the first place.

 
 
  • 1:15 - Hayden introduces Mike Corey, a breakdancing marine biologist and travel videographer who “captures our world with a curiosity that comes from never growing up.”
  • 4:14 - Mike talks about his three values, which Hayden strongly believes in and which Mike is more than willing to share with the audience.
  • 11:43 - Mike starts telling his story, which takes place in the Outback, and which he has named “Hypothermia in the Desert?”
    • Mike journeyed to Australia to see the Olgas, a series of incredible, tall mountains in the middle of nowhere, where there was no light pollution. He thought it was worth it to sleep under the stars, but the desert gets deathly cold at night. The cold may not end up being the biggest threat that night, however.
  • 18:15 - Mike and Hayden break down Mike’s story before returning to Mike’s three values. Mike shares his final value and what, exactly, it means to him. They also go on tangents that mention how important it can be to self-discovery to travel by yourself and what travel teaches you.
  • 31:02 - Hayden brings their tangents back around to social media and technology, and Mike weighs in on how these aspects of modern life impact travel and people’s opinions on traveling.
 
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