Millennial Travel Podcast

How to Overcome Fear By Traveling with Mike Corey of Fearless and Far

Matt Wilson
May 15, 2024

Mike Corey of Fearless and Far never backs down from an adventure, no matter how strange or terrifying it may be. As a Canadian adventure travel YouTuber and BBC television host, Mike has been traveling the world for eight years. He is on a global quest to challenge fear by seeking unique experiences in weird and wonderful destinations around the world. Mike aims to inspire others to fight their fears by plunging headfirst into beautiful, unknown locations and participating in undocumented cultural celebrations. 

With a degree in Marine Biology and a talent for breakdancing, Mike worked as an award-winning filmmaker before creating his own YouTube channel - Fearless and Far. Mike knows how to craft a compelling story with entertaining action and cinematic flair, but his greatest strength is breaking down cultural barriers and connecting with locals worldwide. 

In this episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast we discuss: 

-Mike Corey’s story of being shy growing up and how he is now a successful YouTuber, television host, and traveler.

-How to overcome fear of traveling.

-How to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

  • What is more risky, skydiving or driving a car?

-What it’s like traveling during a pandemic.

  • The risks and moral obligations as a Canadian traveler. 

-Why supporting local tourism is so important in places where the economies rely on it.

-How Mike Corey chooses destinations to visit.

The Millennial Travel Podcast Rapid Fire Questions: 

Craziest thing Mike Corey has ever done? 

Craziest food Mike Corey has ever eaten?

What is the most off the beaten path place Mike Corey has traveled to? 

  • Mauritius, Africa 

What kind of camera does Mike Corey recommend for travelers? 

What kind of carry on does Mike Corey bring?

Where to travel in Canada?

  • Gaspé, Quebec
  • Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine), Quebec

Where to travel in the United States?

  • Neptune Memorial Reef, Florida


Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Spotify.

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Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast comes from The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life... and from our new USA hiking and camping trips at Under30Experiences!

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is Co-founder of Under30Experiences and Author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life. He is host of the Live Different Podcast, Millennial Travel Podcast, and formerly Co-founder of He is committed to helping people live more adventurous lives.


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