Episode 23

Evolved idiots #23 (w/Francis Tapon)

Published on: 22nd November, 2020

Evolved idiots welcomes Francis Tapon, the author of Hike Your Own Hike and The Hidden Europe. He has traveled to 120 countries. He has walked across America 4 times, Spain twice, and Madagascar once. From 2013-2018, he traveled overland nonstop to all 54 African countries. In 2019, he was inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame.

0:00 - Opening

1:42 - How Travel Changes You

8:15 - Travel Preparation

10:52 - The Study of Religion

17:09 - How 2020 May Affect the Future of Travel

20:13 - Obtaining Visas

22:00 - Choosing a Nontraditional Path

24:22 - Overcoming Challenges

28:47 - Hiking with Essentials Only

31:30 - Developing Humility Through Struggle

35:44 - Living Your Passion

37:44 - Mind Expansion with Psychedelics

53:28 - Travel Tolerances

55:40 - Dangerous Travel

1:00:49 - Montenegro

1:02:13 - Are We Alone in the Universe?

1:10:20 - Life Advice

1:12:10 - Closing

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About the Podcast

Evolved idiots
The podcast for evolving minds...
The Evolved idiots podcast is hosted by Matthew Nathaniel & Mike Mendoza.

Matthew is a business leader with a long history of working with startups & evolving companies from a variety of industries, including cannabis, hemp, entertainment, advertising, and health & fitness.

Mike is a trained boxer & champion in martial arts, as well as a comic book and food enthusiast. He continues his martial arts practice, while using his immense experience to lead others on their own martial arts journey to self discovery.