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Chasin Travels

By Elisha Petrie

Travels, wild adventures and conservation 'ah huh' moments. Interviews with global nomads and chats with your host (Elisha Petrie) to get you pumped up and inspired to get, see the world and make your mark.
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#6. What Is This Chasin Brand?

Chasin TravelsSep 24, 2021

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#35. Exploring Tasmania

#35. Exploring Tasmania

When planning to travel we all want to see it all, but we don’t all have unlimited time and money to do so.  When it comes to Tasmania, there is so much to see and do, but you can do it in a short period of time. In this weeks episode I dive into our 2 month trip in Tassie and talk about three of our stand out places.  Tasmania is the smallest state of Australia. It is made up of 19 national parks (which cover approximately 40% of the whole state), over 1500 beaches, 160 wine producers, little towns and a lot of wildlife. We have done close to 3000kms while being here and still haven’t seen it all. Tune in to hear where I recommend for your trip to Tasmania. I also offer up some thoughts about connecting with others and being present. If you would like to get notified as soon as the Chasin Travels episodes are released make sure you hit ‘subscribe’ or ‘follow’.  If you haven’t reviewed this podcast I would love to know what you thought and this helps me grow and share more about our big, wide, beautiful world. I’m Elisha Petrie and you can join me on Instagram HERE or join our Facebook group of other like minded people HERE
Jun 06, 202215:37
#34. Inspired By Growing Up On A Sailing Boat | Sea Monkey Project Founder Sydney

#34. Inspired By Growing Up On A Sailing Boat | Sea Monkey Project Founder Sydney

Sydney is the founder of the Sea Monkey Project.  Her and her sailing family are on a mission to create solutions to the plastic pollution problem we have through education and upcycling trash into treasures.  She has grown up on a boat and has seen what plastic is doing to our oceans.  Sydney used to be angry at what was going on in the world, but now she understands that you have to see the positive impact you’re making. You have to look beyond the doom and gloom. Sydney is a very inspiring 17 year old change maker. “If you want to make a difference or want to start doing something you just got to start doing something… from little things big things grow.” Highlights: 3:44 - Building strong relationships 5:10 - How growing up on a boat sparked a passion for conservation 8:50 - When and how the ‘Sea Monkey Project’ started? 9:28 - How the machines by Precious Plastic (Dave Hakkens) helped start their mission for plastic recycling 13:30 - How the environmental educational workshops and talks from the Sea Monkey project are making change amongst young leaders. 17:00 - What’s the plastic pollution problem like in South-East Asia. 18:20 - Why is the plastic problem so bad in Asia? 20:00 - How to reduce plastic pollution 24:00 - What drives Sydney to keep creating change 27:48 - 30 seconds of advice from Sydney Find the ‘Sea Monkey Project” on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/seamonkeyproject/ If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
May 30, 202229:25
#33. Get Uncomfortable & Learn From Travel

#33. Get Uncomfortable & Learn From Travel

This episode I dive into how travel allows you  to get out of your comfort zone.  I talk about what we can learn and how we can grow when we get uncomfortable and why that is so important in our life. Fear holds many people back from doing and experiencing extraordinary moments in this life and seeing amazing things on this planet. And this fear is learnt. This episode will make you think about what your comfort zone is and how to get out of it. It’ll also get you thinking about where you want your next adventure to be. If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
May 23, 202218:42
#32 Traveller By Trade

#32 Traveller By Trade

Chelsea is a fellow mad keen traveller who has built a life around adventuring. She has lived in a tent, travelled in a hire van across Australia and is now living her dream life in Western Australia with a business to help others work remotely. Chelsea has some great tips for backpackers to business travellers, she is an eco-friendly adventurer and she even built her own van! Tune in to this episode if you’ve ever thought about starting your own business or taking your work remotely. If a working holiday is something your interested in, Chels talks about her experiences here in Australia and explains what it’s like to work in Canada. If you have a business and you want to get some advise on all things social media and online analytics, then Chels is your girl! Find her on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/travellerbytrade/ If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
May 16, 202236:29
#31. Chasin Update

#31. Chasin Update

Short and sweet this week with a little update on what's to come with the Chasin Travels podcast and the Chasin Clean Coasts tours. Stay tuned! If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
May 09, 202203:48
#30 Taking On Environmental Issues In Vanuatu

#30 Taking On Environmental Issues In Vanuatu

Raine is passionate ocean lover. She spends her time taking photos of the ocean to capture its beauty, power and unknowness to share to others and to spread the message of conservation. Raine is now studying environmental policies and is ready to take on the world. On this episode we talk about where Raine’s love for the ocean came from, her mission to protect the mangroves, crown of thorns and how tourism can have it’s ups and downs on the environment. Tune in for a young environmental superstar talking with real passion! Find her on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/wicked_nangalat_photography/ If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
May 02, 202234:49
#29. Tasmania and Weird Things

#29. Tasmania and Weird Things

This week I give an update of our trip in Tasmania: Where to go in Hobart? A great place to eat and try local cider in Hobart? Where to try and see snow in Hobart. I answered your questions about what 'weird things' we have seen.  But, what really is weird? And then I have a favour to ask. Want to have your say in the Chasin Travels Playlist? Message me on Instagram @leishpetrie and let me know your favourite tune for a road trip. If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Apr 25, 202216:56
#28. Uganda, Importance Of Travel & Making The World Better

#28. Uganda, Importance Of Travel & Making The World Better

Kesi has turned her passion for travel into a full time lifestyle.  She started with a one year trip to travel the world and six years has gone by.  From New York to South East Asia, Uganda to Berlin, she’s visited more than 70 countries. Kesi finds the roads less traveled, she links up with locals and makes it her mission to get invited into someone’s aunties home for a meal. She has a top blog that has allowed her to support her travels, start a tour company and create a community of like-minded travellers. Her mission is simple - make the world a better place. Tune in and listen to Kesi’s story.  It might even inspire you to ‘follow the fro’. Find more details about Kesi and her travel adventures here: https://www.kesitoandfro.com/find https://www.instagram.com/kesitoandfro/ If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Join our Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Apr 18, 202224:59
#27. 6 Things to Think About When Road Tripping

#27. 6 Things to Think About When Road Tripping

Tune in for this weeks episode with me about some things to consider when you're planning a road trip.  Budget tips for life on the road. How to save on water usage. Quick easy dinner ideas. Talking to other travellers. The toilet situation while travelling. What's your favourite tip for life on the road? Let me know here -  https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Apr 11, 202214:01
#26. Travel For The Mind, Body & Soul

#26. Travel For The Mind, Body & Soul

Chris is the founder of ‘Travel Fit’, host of the ‘In progress’ podcast and facilitator of retreats on the sunny shores of Queensland. He is on a mission to host global events that support people to live their best lives by getting them to connect to their mind, body and soul. And he also has travel and the environment at the heart of his mission. We talk about how he moved from a small country town of Orange in New South Wales, Australia to the big smoke of London! It was his travels that made him realise that he can do and be anything he wants in the world.  Chris knew that he wanted to have a healthy mind, body and soul and he wanted to help others have the same.  Fast forward to today his mission is clear and you can join him on one of his many ventures with the Travel Fit Tribe. One of Chris’ favourite quotes is from Joe Rogan - “If you want to change your life you have to become the main actor in your own movie” Find more details about Travel Fit and how you can get involved here: https://travelfitglobal.com/ https://www.instagram.com/travelfitglobal/ https://www.instagram.com/travelfittribe/ If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Apr 07, 202238:33
#25. The Life Cycle of a Loggerhead in a Nutshell

#25. The Life Cycle of a Loggerhead in a Nutshell

This episode is all about the critically endangered loggerhead turtles. After working with them for the last six months, I share a little bit about their lifecycle.  The loggerhead turtle has an incredible journey from when they are born to where they come back to lay. Tune in to find out - How do sea turtles hatch? How do sea turtles breathe in their nest? Where do sea turtles go when they are born? What age do sea turtles breed? Where do Queensland's Loggerhead turtles migrate to? Do sea turtles go back to the same beach that they were born? How can I save sea turtles? What are the threats to turtles? If you have any questions or comments about the show, please contact Elisha via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Keep up to date with the show here: Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ Facebook Group with free tips and content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Mar 28, 202219:16
#24. Living and Learning On A Tiny Island In Vanuatu

#24. Living and Learning On A Tiny Island In Vanuatu

Brett first went to Vanuatu when he was 5 days old. His family had a strong connection with the country and Brett has ended up living over there on a tiny island called Kwakea.  He has a tourism business that he is ready to rock and roll with once the world opens up again and he is on a mission to help the island become more sustainable. This tiny island doesn’t have supermarkets so they rely on what they catch from the ocean or from the land. He is living a life that many would dream of. Tune in for this episode with Brett the founder of Kwakea Island Adventures https://kwakeaisland.com/ Find him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kwakea.island/ Follow Elisha on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/
Mar 21, 202237:58
#23. A Visit To The Philippines

#23. A Visit To The Philippines

This episode I  take you on a tour to the Philippines. I relive the Chasin Philippines tour, a three week conservation adventure where we visited Manila, El Nido, Bohol, Panglao and Siargao. The Philippines is home to more than 7000 islands depending on the tide. The land mass of all these islands is around 300,000km2.  The main language spoken here is Tagalog, but there are over 100 different dialects spoken there.  The beaches are fantastic, the jungles untouched, the waters crystal clear, the food tasty and the people incredible! The key to have a trip like no other? Connect with the locals and the people that have spent plenty of time there. They know the spots! Or join me on the next Chasin Philippines Tour. The amazing people and organisations that helped this tour be as successful as it was are listed below: Feeding Change Philippines: https://www.facebook.com/FeedingChangePhilippines El Nido Art Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/elnidoboutiqueandartcafe The Philippine Experience: https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilippineExperience Blue Revival Diving College: https://www.facebook.com/dive.bohol The Sun Crew: https://www.facebook.com/thesuncrew
Mar 14, 202222:41
#22. 6 Ways To Help The Planet Today

#22. 6 Ways To Help The Planet Today

There are some interesting weather events happening currently and the occurrence of these events has been increasing over the years.  The temperatures are getting more extreme and it's happening at a rate which we haven’t seen before. Today's episode I give you six easy practices that you can implement into your life to reduce your carbon footprint, have less impact on the planet, keep more dollars in your bank and to live a happier and healthier life. From where to compost while you’re travelling on the road, to how to plant more trees, I remind you just how easy being more eco-friendly is. Want more inspiration to get outside and immerse yourself into nature? Follow Elisha and the Chasin Travels Podcast profile on Instagram Elisha: https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Chasin Travels:  https://www.instagram.com/chasin.travels/ There is also a Facebook Group were I post free tips and content  - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Mar 07, 202218:43
#21. Importance Of A Rite Of Passage

#21. Importance Of A Rite Of Passage

Lachlan is a very inspirational change maker who is on a mission to assist young men in navigating the big wide world through rites of passages. He founded the company True North Journeys where he gives space for boys to transition into men. For thousands of years, boys have become men by stepping away from their mother and into the unknown, in this day and age these cultural pilgrimages have almost ceased and Lachlan is bringing it back. His advice to everyone is to get uncomfortable. If you found this episode interesting, please leave a review and share it with your friends on social media. Thank you for being here! Follow Lachy and his mission on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/true_north_journeys/ & https://www.instagram.com/lachlan_mitchel1/ Check out the True North Journey website: https://truenorthjourneys.org/ Want more inspiration to get outside and immerse yourself into nature? Follow Elisha on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ We also have a Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Feb 28, 202234:36
#20. Thailand - Islands, Culture & Food.

#20. Thailand - Islands, Culture & Food.

This episode is a little taste of Thailand. I talk about 3 cultural mannerisms that occur in Thailand that are handy to know if you’re planning to get over there. Wondering where to go in Thailand or which islands to visit while you’re there? I mention my three favourite islands and why I think they’re a must visit. This episode is wrapped up with a chat about the delicious food that you absolutely must try while you are there!! One of them is Khao Soi, a traditional northern Thai dish that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Want to learn more about Thailand? Reach out to me on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Join my Chasin Facebook group to stay in the loop for when the next Chasin event will be happening or to connect with like-minded travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Want to look around the website and learn more about Chasin, you can find blogs and tours here - www.chasincleancoasts.com
Feb 21, 202218:02
#19. Recycling and Waste Banks in Thailand

#19. Recycling and Waste Banks in Thailand

Cap - Recycling and Waste Banks in Thailand Cap headed over to Thailand for a filming project in 2017. She ended up on Koh Phangan filming Muay Thai, met her boyfriend then decided to move permanently to Thailand.  Cap landed herself a position with the Jan and Oscar Foundation. Jan and Oscar Foundation was founded in 2005, by a Swiss mother who lost her two children in the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. The foundation was started to help the disadvantaged children who were affected by this devastating event.  Sometime later, they learnt about the Moken People (Episode #8) in the Ranong district.  On a trip out to the islands, they noticed the plastic pollution and in 2019 they started the Ranong Recycle center and social enterprise. They are the first certified collectors of ocean bound plastic (collected 50km from the coast) and they buy the plastic from the locals at a fair market price.  This project has been able to collect hundreds of tonnes of plastic from the ocean and has sold it to their partners to be recycled into other items.  Not only this, the Jan and Oscar foundation has been able to support local communities, provide jobs for people and to educate the area on the effects of ocean pollution. Tune In What is the Jan and Oscar Foundation - 9:20 What plastic is worth the most - 13:30 What happens to the plastic after its collected - 18:00 Hear how this project has helped change the mindset of the locals 21:00 Waste Banks in Thailand - 22:15 More Info Jan and Oscar Foundation -https://www.fondationjan-oscar.ch/en/home-en/ Episode #8 with Fiona - https://anchor.fm/chasintravels/episodes/8--Sea-Gypsies--Sterilization-Projects-and-Combating-Waste-in-Thailand-e186tnb Want to join the Chasin Crew? Join other listeners and like minded humans in the Facebook group -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Follow me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Partners Tide Ocean -https://tide.earth/#were-on-a-mission Eco Alf - https://ecoalf.com/en/ Net Free Seas Project - https://ejfoundation.org/ IUCN - https://www.iucn.org/  Second Life -https://secondlife.earth/
Feb 14, 202232:21
#18. 6 Ways To Be An Eco-friendly Traveller

#18. 6 Ways To Be An Eco-friendly Traveller

This solo Chasin Travels episode, I talk about 6 ways that you can be a more eco-friendly traveller.  These actions can be applied to everyday life as well.  Start making them a habit so when you hit the road or head overseas you won't even have to think about it. Want to get more eco-friendly tips? Join our Chasin Crew on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Follow Elisha on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Check out the website here - www.chasincleancoasts.com
Feb 07, 202214:13
#17. Creating Young Change Makers

#17. Creating Young Change Makers

A fellow Aussie joins me on this episode. She has been making waves for years now, from working over in Vietnam, India and Kenya on giveback projects, to founding her own passion project, Sonder Youth. She is a woman on a mission to empower people to follow their dreams and to be the change makers that they were born to be! We talk about how Av was inspired by her travels to live simply and go on to build a tiny house; how she lived in Vietnam and was able to connect on another level with a community there; and what India is like when you rely on a Lonely Planet guide book. Having always been obsessed with travel, she took what savings she had and backpacked for several months.  All this travel allowed Av to think bigger than just her little bubble and it has led to her doing incredible, inspiring things. The word ‘Sonder’ was inspired by a text she got from someone who she met while travelling and it really hit home for her.  From that, it sparked a desire to build changemakers from as young as possible through international travel and local education programs.  Sonder Youth provides a platform for people to step up and do that thing that they’re passionate about and really look at the potential they have for impact (26:34). Tune in to hear all about these projects and how she got to where she is now. Some take home words from the show “India is the most vibrant piece of humanity I have come across. There is so much light and flavour and colour. It's just so welcoming. It smacks you in the face at first, but then it holds onto you and never lets go” “ I have always found that seeing people in their own environment, living in completely different circumstances to my own, whether it is living situation or family situation or how the community operates, it made me want to live differently to the way we grow up here… or at least know that there are other options.” “People who see something wrong and do something about it. I was always so inspired by these people who would step up and do the thing…. I wanted to ignite that passion and give people a platform to do that thing, surrounded by a community of change makers.” We live in and build a tiny house - 3:20 How travel can teach you that there are other ways to live - 4:10 How to live off grid - 4:20 Immersing yourself into a foriegn community - 14:20 What’s it like living in India - 16:00 Using the Lonely Planet to travel in India 16:45 How travel experiences have molded her life and career 21:53 What does Sonder mean - 24:09 Sonder Youth is a change maker program for young people who have something that they are passionate about and something that they want to see changed in the world - 26:34 Avalon’s closing 30 seconds of advise - 34:10 Find Avalon Bourne here -  https://www.instagram.com/avalon.hope/ Sonder Youth’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sonder.youth/ Sonder Youth Website - https://www.sonderyouth.com/
Jan 31, 202236:05
#16. Inspired By The Adventures Of Alby Mangels

#16. Inspired By The Adventures Of Alby Mangels

Corey grew up in Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory, Australia. From a young age he was climbing trees, playing in crocodile infested waters and enjoying growing up outdoors.   His parents owned Alby Mangels’ book and when Corey was old enough to pick it up, he was inspired by the adventures. Now he travels not to tick off countries from a list, but to see and experience the beauty of places and seek animals that he hasn’t seen before. Corey is a big fan of stepping out of his comfort zone, increasing his anxiety in an unknown situation and experiencing the ride of life. Tune in to hear: 12:30 - Getting into the ocean to clear your mind, release stress and feel good again. 13:50 - Why is street food so good? 14:30 - Who is Alby Mangels. 19:00 - Joining the Military for adventure. 22:00 - Is last minute travel the best way to go? 23:30 - Corey shares his story of living and working in a big cat sanctuary, in Chile, for 4 months. 26:00 - Learn why the big cats are rescued and what happens in their rehab. 29:00 - How to be refreshed in nature and gain human enrichment.  Corey explains how he perceives humans  as being similar to animals in zoos. 34:30 - Feeling down? Go and get out of your comfort zone! Join the Chasin Crew on Facebook for more of these adventure stories! https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Nov 23, 202142:17
#15. Importance Of Experiencing Different Cultures

#15. Importance Of Experiencing Different Cultures

Steve has been living and working abroad for several years now and has been inspired by his experiences to help others get out and experience the world.  He began his journey on a culture exchange trip to Argentina and grew a love for Latin america.  He has since spent ….. Living between Costa Rica, Argentina and Peru. Steve’s passion is education and learning from people from different cultures and backgrounds. Tune in to hear: What is it like living and travelling in Costa Rica? How to connect with others while living abroad. How to connect with other cultures. About living in a coastal town with sea turtles What's it like when you can speak the language of the country you visit? We also chat about monkeys in Costa Rica, living in a small coastal town where sea turtles come to lay (Junquillal, Guanacaste) and the amazing work that Verdiazul are doing and his experience working with World Ocean Council. Find Steve here on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-hakim-8a663638/ Got any questions about the show? Want to come on and tell me about your travel adventures? Hit me up on Instagram: www.instagram.com/leishpetrie Join fellow change makers in the Chasin Crew Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Nov 16, 202138:09
#14. The Traveller Who Is Cycling For Mental Health Awareness

#14. The Traveller Who Is Cycling For Mental Health Awareness

While living in Cambodia, Claire was building houses for those in need, showing tourists the beautiful countryside and exploring the Angkor Wat temples on bikes.  She also worked an office job while there and hit a moment when she needed to reconnect with her love for travel, so took a trip to Nepal. When covid hit, Claire returned to London and had the travel blues big time. She realised that this feeling was something that wasn’t talked about enough and it got her thinking more about mental health. Claire has now founded an incredible project, Mind Over Miles. It is a group of Mental Health Advocates that are spreading awareness of the positive impact that outdoor adventure can have on your well-being. Their first big project involved a team of three people cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (one end of the UK to the other).  Her goal is to one day cycle from London to South Korea and bring along anyone who might be interested. Claire is all about being open to new adventures and saying yes.  After travelling to 32 countries, she has a wealth of knowledge of the world and we only scrape the surface of some of her adventures. Tune into to learn: How can Nepal help you reconnect? What makes Cambodia so special? Where to go in Africa to relax? Where to get involved with fellow cyclists who want to travel? How to start a cycling adventure? What are the top three phrases to learn when visiting Costa Rica? Where to stay when cycling around the world? How to cycle from  Lands End to John O Groats? What tour company to use in Cambodia? Ever wanted to go on an epic bike adventure, but not sure where to start? Claire has loads of tips. You certainly don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on something. As long as it’s got a frame and two wheels, you’ll be laughing! Do you have a story that involves you on a bike? Join the Mind Over Miles Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143178890965610 Follow her adventures on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mindovermiles.uk/?hl=en Or on her blog: https://wanderingwyatt135121267.wordpress.com/author/clairejwyatt/ Join the Chasin Facebook group to keep up to date with all these adventures, here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Nov 09, 202145:19
#13. What It’s Like To Live On A Tropical Island

#13. What It’s Like To Live On A Tropical Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, it’s heritage listed and its located just off Hervey Bay in beautiful Queensland.  Whales cruise by, turtles chill in the intertidal zones, mangroves grow happily, dingoes roam the beaches and so much more!  My mate Neive gets to call this place home. She jumps on and talks about the island, how she ended up there and how she feels about being able to share the conservation message to travels that visit the island. Her tips for the tropical island life include, have warm clothes handy, always carry your sunglasses and don't forget your towel for when you find that perfect spot to lay in the sun. Nieve tells me how getting out into nature and surrounding herself with likeminded people through university studies and volunteer projects has helped her follow her passion and now live her dream as an eco-ranger on Fraser Island. Tune in for some great messages about protecting the ecosystems around us. Find and follow Nieve on Instagram here: 
Nov 02, 202127:39
#12. Stories From Sen. How Travel Has Led Him To Conservation

#12. Stories From Sen. How Travel Has Led Him To Conservation

Dialling in from the Philippines, Sen is a free spirited guy on a mission to save our environment and have fun while doing it.  He is a mad keen traveller that was inspired by a family trip to Palawan, but wanted to go and let his hair down and enjoy a few Red Horse beers with friends, so he did! On that journey of exploring the world he discovered its true beauty and through his involvement with nonprofit organisations developed a passion to save the planet. Throughout our chat, Sen claims he has seen the best of the best sunset, with all the colours, on the beautiful island of Boracay and he shares how the island has changed after being closed for too much pollution and now it feels like it did in the 70s. And they're even seeing whale sharks! We talk about sandos and how to travel light. What is a sando? A singlet! He reminisces on all the "hot people" at Bondi beach and how he fell in love with Australia. I ask him about the Philippines and if the plastic-free movement has hit its shores yet? Thanks to social media it has! To finish off our chat, Sen drops the mic when he answers the ultimate Miss Universe question - Don't be selfish about living on this planet. Start with yourself, look around and practise living responsibly. The Earth is only hope. You can never go wrong in saving the world. Check out this legend on Instagram or through the Feeding Change Philippines platforms. - https://www.instagram.com/jsenolv/ - Feeding Change Philippines - https://feedingchangeph.wixsite.com/mysite and https://www.facebook.com/FeedingChangePhilippines
Nov 02, 202149:52
#11. Hawaii's Diving Queen

#11. Hawaii's Diving Queen

Aloha from Oahu, Hawaii. From Lord Howe Island to Exmouth in Western Australia, to the islands in the Philippines, Hannah has lived an adventurous few years. If you’re mad keen on diving and want to turn that into a reality, Hannah gives us some hot tips on how to do just that.  She started in Australia on a working holiday visa, went travelling and lived in South East Asia and then completed her dive masters in Komodo, before becoming a diving instructor in Bohol. We talk about how the Komoda national park is something that everyone should experience. It is part of the coral triangle and due to the various currents in the area, it brings different nutrients and loads of species to create an underwater dream!  Let’s not forget to mention the huge Komodo dragons that cruise around. Hannah gives a shout out to Azul Unlimited diving for if you are ever in the region. These experiences of travel and being immersed in the underwater world has built a strong connection for Hannah between her and the ocean.  She has found her passion and gone all in on it.  Her days are spent diving for Reef Pirates Diving, working for coral restoration projects and educating people every day.  In her down time she loves to go to ‘Spitting Caves’ to switch off and reset. Finally we talk about the plastic problem and the effects of putting a big city on a small island.  Having the great ocean garbage patch surrounding the waters of the island, she sees trash on the beach every single day and has recently just saved a turtle from further ingesting fishing line. Thankfully though, Hawaii is onto the eco friendly options. Hannah is a big advocate for educating people about the environment and why we need to protect it. She recommends that everyone get outside and hit the beach or take a dive and immerse yourself into the ocean. Here bomb drop at the end is - “get out of your comfort zone. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. This applies to anything in your life. If you can go out and make a change or an impact, even if you’re doomed and you’re going to fail or maybe you won't fail at all. You go out there and you make the change!” Check out Hannah on Instagram here -  https://www.instagram.com/ebbhanflow Want to do a course with Hannah? Head to her website: https://www.ebbhanflow.com/ Join the Chasin Crew on Facebook to stay up to date with all things travel and conservation.  Follow me on Instagram for more goodies - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ 
Oct 26, 202139:59
#10. Ripples Cause Waves

#10. Ripples Cause Waves

Jess is a teacher with a passion for the environment, she has been involved in coral watch surveys, studied marine science, worked as a dive instructor and now has a plan to travel Australia and teach people about the environment along the way. Dialling in from sunny Mackay, Queensland, where her little crew (husband and two dogs) live and explore the area whenever they can. We chat about studying and living the life of a volunteer in a marine science world, then over in Spain where she researched seahorses and if they were being affected by the tourism industry.  Her love for the underwater world (in particular the reef off Byron Bay) led to becoming a dive instructor. Have you ever wanted to learn how to survey coral and help researchers combat bleaching events? Jess gives me the rundown on how that’s possible! Coral Watch and Tangaroa Blue are two examples of organisations where you can become a citizen scientist and collect data for them, then input it into a system. This is such an important thing, because we need research to put measures into place to save the environment. Jess has always had a love for conservation, but admits that being physically involved in it all has helped keep the drive alive and she is so keen to get others involved. Stay tuned for what Jess and Colby get up to, they might be in a town near you! Her take home message “Anyone can make a difference. Educate yourself, talk to others and learn from them. Everyone can make a change! Get out there, see the world and leave it in a better place than you found it” Find them here for their travel adventures: https://www.instagram.com/markingoffthemap/ Follow the Bush to Beach Education project here: https://www.instagram.com/bushtobeacheducation/ Join the Chasin Crew Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Send me a DM on Instagram of what you thought of the show: https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/
Oct 17, 202129:49
#9. Why Travel Is The Best Teacher With Lhanz

#9. Why Travel Is The Best Teacher With Lhanz

Co-Founder of the wonderful not for profit ‘Feeding Change Philippines’ Lhanz has worked in a lot of different sectors, including marketing, e-commerce and tourism.  He worked in Cambodia for a few years then got offered a job back in the Philippines while he was on a holiday in Palawan. Lhanz grew a love for travel and had a desire to backpack alone; he discovered that travel can teach you so much more than what a textbook can. It allowed Lhanz to face his fears and he really stepped out of his comfort zone. He admits, travel is the best teacher! It is thanks to travel that Lhanz then founded a pub crawl business, he started the Feeding Change Philippines organisation and is working on a travel business in the Philippines. Feeding Change Philippines is an organisation that was born from the idea to give everyone a platform to give back, whilst having fun. The organisation focuses on six sectors: medical, buildings, animals, people, education and environment.  There is something for everyone! Since they started in 2017 they have run 21 events and the future sees big things and so many people will be touched by the efforts of the team at Feeding Change Philippines. Lhanz’s piece of advice is to “MOVE and just do it. Check out there website here: https://feedingchangeph.wixsite.com/mysite You can follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FeedingChangePhilippines/ Join the Chasin Crew here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Follow me on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/leishpetrie
Oct 10, 202129:35
#8. Sea Gypsies, Sterilization Projects and Combating Waste in Thailand

#8. Sea Gypsies, Sterilization Projects and Combating Waste in Thailand

Fi has been travelling the world for years, living with and learning from many different cultures and making a positive impact wherever she goes. This episode touches on so many topics and will inspire and motivate you to learn more about this beautiful world that we live in. Dialling in from Koh Payam in Thailand, this episode is a must hear! We go back to the 80’s when she first started travelling to Thailand and how she fell in love with the culture, the people and everything that was the land of smiles. When the tsunami hit the shores in 2004, the country was left in devastation and Fi went immediately over to lend a hand. Over the years she has met incredible people doing incredible things, like Amanda and Gary, the founders of All For Villages. They cleaned wells to allow people to have fresh, clean water,  assisted in the hospital and the school systems and helped the animals by providing food and starting a sterilization program. Plus so much more! Some years later Fi met the Moken people whilst visiting Koh Payam and was intrigued at how they lived and wanted to know more about these ‘Guardians of the Sea’. Fast forward a few years and Fi has been welcomed into their community. She describes their culture and how they work together to survive, their connection with the spirit of nature and what they are doing now in this modern world. We discussed the ‘trash for cash’ and ‘waste bank’ initiatives that they have started on the island and in the school with the help of ‘Ranong Recycling’ and the ‘Jan & Oscar foundation’. As well as, the success of the ‘Lanta Animal Welfare’ program and how we can get involved with these projects. To follow along with the All For Villages projects, you can join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327326913967122 If you would like to support any of these projects, you can head to their websites or reach out to me https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie  All For Villages: http://allforvillages.org/ Lanta Animal Welfare: https://lantaanimalwelfare.com/ Jan and Oscar Foundation: https://www.fondationjan-oscar.ch/en/home-en/ Join the Chasin Crew here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Oct 03, 202146:23
#7. Living More Compassionately With Kristin

#7. Living More Compassionately With Kristin

This episode I chat with the ultimate traveller who went from being the party guide in Europe to coordinating house builds in 3rd world countries,  Kristin has made it her goal to do what she loves and be a humble, change maker. She is now educating kids all over the world, running a hostel business with her husband in Cambodia and saving kittens.  Kristin and I have a quick catch up on our party days (and how we have 'grown up' now), then we get down to business with what she has been up to.  Her story starts with getting her bags stolen in Europe, having to do a bit of free labour then requesting a transfer to a gig in South East Asia.  We discuss how tourism benefits the lives of communities and how we have a great opportunity to return to tourism in a much more sustainability way.  The topic of waste management over in Siem Reap comes up and how having no waste collection infrastructure leaves a lot of communities in a sticky situation. But things are looking up for the future, with the younger generations having access to so much more than their parents did. We finish off with diving into the work that she is doing with the NGO Writing Through and how it has opened up an opportunity for a lot of people to gain skills that are not taught in the education system. This episode was super inspiring and a good kick up the bum to consider others more in your decisions. TAKE HOME MESSAGES - Whatever it is that you're trying to do, it doesn't have to be perfect and every single person can change the world! - If we make decisions based on how you think it will effect others. The world will be a better place. Thank you (Ah Kun 🙏) Kristin.  Check out the great work that Writing Through is doing here: https://writingthrough.org/ If you want more information about this episode or what Chasin is all about, you can check out the website here: www.chasincleancoasts.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/
Sep 29, 202143:17
#6. What Is This Chasin Brand?

#6. What Is This Chasin Brand?

Where the seed came from for Chasin and how it merged into an eco-tour company - Chasin Clean Coasts and now the Chasin Travels podcast. It all started with a turtle research program in Queensland and being on the back of a motorbike in Vietnam.  The thought was, how can I mix my love for travel and passion for the ocean together. How about I start an eco-tourism company that has a focus on the ocean.   It has evolved to become this passion project to spread awareness about the environment and help people have this 'ah-huh' moment about the world. To witness this and be apart of this is what keeps me motivated. Tune in on this episode to hear about the birth of Chasin - where it came from and where we are now. Find me Elisha Petrie here on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Find Chasin Clean Coasts here - https://www.instagram.com/chasincleancoasts/ Join the Chasin Crew here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Chasin Website here - www.chasincleancoasts.com  Chasin Travels podcast was bought to your ears through Anchor.fm
Sep 24, 202115:25
#5. Treading Lightly & Talking Trash With Emma

#5. Treading Lightly & Talking Trash With Emma

Emma loves waking up with the sun, having an early ocean dip and she is on a mission to educate the world to tread a little lighter. She started her travel journey in Peru and ended up in Canada working on the mountains. Emma was born with a passion for conservation and it really hit her when she visited Heron Island and saw the beauty of the underwater world. She was all in on the plastic free journey.  The start of this journey was a bit doom and gloom, especially when the video of the turtle with the straw up its nose came out, but now so many people are aiming for a more eco friendly lifestyle and so many people are keen to learn how they can be more sustainable and this is super uplifting! Through the development of her passion project 'Bare Minimum' and participation with other volunteer organisations, including 'Take 3 For The Sea' Emma has now ended up working as a waste project officer and gets to educate the public about recycling, composting and all things sustainability. To top it off she is making it available in several languages! Every little bit helps when it comes to the environment. Tune in to this episode to be inspired to make a change and become more eco-friendly. Find Emma here: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/emmorgill/ Find me Elisha Petrie here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Be part of the Chasin Crew and get updates on the Chasin Travels podcast and all things Chasin Clean Coasts. Join here >>  bit.ly/3zmJiQ9
Sep 21, 202137:06
#4. The Floor Is Litter. With Chloe From 'Ocean And Me'

#4. The Floor Is Litter. With Chloe From 'Ocean And Me'

Is a fellow Aussie on a journey to sustainability. She grew up on a tropical island in Queensland, is a lover of slow travel around the world and has worked on turtle nesting beaches where they had to do beach cleans every single day! Chloe has spent a lot of her down time in Hawaii, volunteering in Costa Rica and hanging out in Thailand. She brings an appreciation to life by reliving her journeys to underdeveloped countries. And has such a positive vibe to how we can stick it out on our own sustainability journey. Small steps make big differences! Find Chloe on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oceanandme_chloe/ Website - https://www.oceanandme.org/ Find me here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/
Sep 20, 202133:59
#3. Who's This Elisha Bird?

#3. Who's This Elisha Bird?

Yo, I'm Elisha Petrie, from Brisbane! I'm a mad keen outdoor adventurer, avid backpacker and ocean lover.  I've gone from a little feral, growing up in a caravan travelling around Australia to a tour company Chasin Clean Coasts founder (still a little feral) . I have a strong connection to South East Asia, where I have spent many years volunteering, travelling and partying just a little bit.  My love for the ocean has developed more and more over the years and this love has inspired me to make a change for the better and spread awareness about how beautiful she is and how she needs to be protected. This episode I dive into my life story in 10 minutes - how I learnt multiplication using coconuts, how Dad was offered camels for myself and my sisters and how I stalked some volunteers to get involved with the turtles in Queensland. Find me here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Join the Chasin Crew - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920 Check out my tour company - www.chasincleancoasts.com
Sep 20, 202114:20
#2. Everyone Needs To Travel. With G From Unwrap Your Map

#2. Everyone Needs To Travel. With G From Unwrap Your Map

G is the Ultimate Traveller with a lot of stories and such a good vibe! She has travelled to 45 countries, worked and volunteered all over the place and is now teaching others how to get out there and follow their travel dreams. If you are keen to go and work or live overseas, G is travel coach for you. She is a firm believer that travel is the way forward and is now teaching people how to set up these lifetime adventures, instead of just paying someone to do it for you.  Tune in for some epic travel tips and how travel can change you and the perception you have on the world. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unwrapyourmap/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/unwrapyourmap Website - https://unwrapyourmap.com/ Find me here -  https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/  Chasin Clean Coasts here - https://www.instagram.com/chasincleancoasts/
Sep 20, 202138:15
#1. What In The World Is This Show About?

#1. What In The World Is This Show About?

This is it, the first episode out there! I'm Elisha Petrie the founder of Chasin Clean Coast an ocean loving adventure company. This podcast 'Chasin Travels' is all things travel, wild adventures, conservation and everything inbetween.  I want to bring some goods to your ears to get you inspired and pumped up to get out there! Help me get into more ears by following, liking, sharing, reviewing and subscribing to the show - big love coming your way. Tune in here and lets get CHASIN! Find me here - https://www.instagram.com/leishpetrie/ Join the Chasin Crew here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/490591758865920
Sep 20, 202108:21
Introduction to Chasin Travels Podcast

Introduction to Chasin Travels Podcast

For all things travel related, tune into Chasin Travels podcast show!
Aug 05, 202100:56