Sustainable Adventure Travel with Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott of Uncornered Market
Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott are the husband-and-wife storytelling team behind Uncornered Market Adventurers, world travelers, adventurers, storytellers, and tourism advisors from the US and based in Berlin. They have been to over 90 countries and are two of my very favorite people in tourism.
Their goal is to create a movement of respectful travelers and organizations who live at the intersection of adventure, deep travel experiences, and caring for our planet and its people. We hope not just to inspire, but to help others build a story-filled life, whether that life takes them around the block…or around the world.
Today, we speak about Sustainable tourism & adventure travel that cares for our planet & its people. This topic is one that I’m super passionate about as Daniel and Audrey are owners of a tourism development consultancy & travel blog.
Uncornered Market aims to humanize the places we visit, drawing our readers in through photographs and stories, so they connect with people and places they might otherwise never hear about or actively disregard. In turn, through their personal interactions, we seek to alter the view of America that people get from watching the news, taking in movies, or watching popular television shows. Call this our small contribution to public diplomacy and mutual understanding in today’s complicated world.
Dan took his first trip abroad at the ripe old age of 26. He went to India by himself, discovered another planet located on Earth, and fell terribly ill (dengue fever). He eventually recovered and has struggled with various bouts of the travel bug ever since.
Audrey has successfully managed projects in over twenty countries – often remotely – but prefers to be on the ground working directly with the people affected.
Coming from a family tradition in international work that goes back three generations, her international focus in life is not a surprise to those who know her well. She looks for everyday universal experiences when she travels and aims to make personal connections with people and cultures in varied environments. She has a weakness for dark chocolate and can bake a mean apple crisp.
If you want to know how this travel couple can afford to travel the world, they break it down in three ways on their website:
- Tourism Development and Marketing Advisory
- Speaking at Conferences and Universities
- Affiliate sales and website advertising
In this episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast we discuss:
- How Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott started traveling off the beaten path.
- Where first-time solo travelers should travel.
- Their opinion on Machu Picchu and how we can combat overtourism.
- Alternative treks to the Inca Trail
- How does travel really change people’s lives and how has traveled changed Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott’s life?
- How has travel pushed Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott to become better people?
- How can people make an impact while traveling and volunteer sustainably?
In The Millennial Travel Podcast rapid-fire round, I ask:
-Favorite travel resource
-Country that has made the most impact on them
- Audrey: Kyrgyzstan
- Daniel: India
-Favorite international dish
- Daniel: Masala dosa in India or sushi
- Audrey: Homemade pasta in Tuscany
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