Mon, 28 July 2014
Author Buddy Levy joins the show to discuss his book Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
We discuss the story of a driven conquistador and what lead to the defeat of an Aztec king. We are sure you will be entertained by the true story that ultimately became one of histories most intriguing meetings between two very different cultures. Listen to this can’t miss episode and learn what it felt like to be in Mexico 500 years ago.
Direct download: Viva_Tropical-2014-07-28.mp3
Category:Travel-Leisure -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT
Mon, 21 July 2014
Founder of Nomad Capitalist Andrew Henderson joins us for a candid conversation about protecting your assets, where to get a second passport and why you need to protect yourself. You may think you are well protected, but Andrew explains that if all your eggs are in one basket you really aren’t safe.
Direct download: Viva_Tropical_2014-07-21.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT
Mon, 14 July 2014
Author Martin Mitchinson tells us what it was like spending 18 months in the Darien Gap of Panama. The Darien is a roadless jungle covered gap of land that stretches from the Caribbean to the Pacific ocean covering the edge of the Panama Columbia border. It is not the biggest undeveloped jungle area but it is probably the most dangerous. People who know where it is stay away based on a history of FARC kidnappings and the fact it is home to those who don't want to be found. Martin tells how he ended up in the Darien and why it wasn't as dangerous as people say. Tune in and listen to the experiences that lead to a book called The Darien Gap, Travels in the rainforest in Panama.
Direct download: Viva_Tropical-2014-07-14.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:36am EDT
Mon, 7 July 2014
Creating an income the old school way with Karl Spaeth of Temple of White Dog Ginger Beer (Expat Start-up)
Entrepreneur Karl Spaeth joins the show. Learn how he built a business with one product that supports his lifestyle and even got him discovered by the head of a company that just sold to Starbucks. His future is bright and it is all because of his product Temple of the White Dog ginger beer and hard work. Find out how he grew his business and get inspired to create your own expat business when you move down to the Latin Tropics.
Direct download: Viva_Tropical-2014-07-07.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:07am EDT
Tue, 1 July 2014
Author, Ayahuasca, and Plan Expert Jonathon Miller Weisberger joins us from his lodge located deep in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. His book Rainforest Medicine is a classic study on the subject of plant medicine as used in indigenous cultures, specifically Ayahuasca and the Secoya people from the upper amazon. Find out how this plant has been being used since 2000 BC.
Direct download: Viva_Tropical-2014-06-30.mp3
Category:Travel-Leisure -- posted at: 9:42am EDT