Slapped in Nicaragua with Travel Journalist Laura Blake

Slapped in Nicaragua with Travel Journalist Laura Blake

Travel journalist Laura Watilo Blake of Far Flung Travels talks with Joe about her career behind the camera, living in Peru and how getting slapped in Nicaragua got her published with Frommer’s. If you want to ignore my nonsense, skip ahead to Laura around the seven minute mark.

Special thanks to RØDE Microphones and Master & Dynamic. Music courtesy of Los Waldners‘ “Papalotes.”

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Photo: Laura Watilo Blake

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Joe Baur
Joe Baur
Joe is a travel author (Talking Tico) and podcaster who's constantly looking to get off the tourist trek in search of new stories. He enjoys few things more than a hoppy beer and chorizo in good company. Give him these things and he will be your friend for life.
  • Janet Macoska

    You lost me because there was all this other stuff for five minutes, rambling about you and sound when I want to,hear what Laura has to,say. Friendly (really) advice as get right to it. That’s what I learned in journalism. Maybe blogs and podcasts are different. However I clicked off. Remember you have an audience. If you were on radio I would have clicked of too.

    • Joe

      Podcasts are different. First episode, so have to explain what we’re doing here. Intros will be much shorter in the future. Want to hear the guest immediately? Scroll ahead. Skip through the stuff you don’t care about like you would in almost any other medium. That’s the beauty of technology these days. She starts around 7 minutes. Had a lot of great things to say. Shame you missed it.

  • I really enjoyed this podcast! It is super inspiring for travel addicts (like myself). Laura has so many great stories. I really want to go to Lima now! Thanks for bringing some excitement to my boring Friday afternoon.

    • Joe

      Thanks for checking it out! Definitely get to Lima when you can and eat all the food.

  • Sara

    Quite enjoyable and informative! Laura will always hold such a special place in my life as she graciously fan my travel fire from arm chair to exotic adventure by letting me tag along through Instanbul. Good luck with the podcasts!

    • Joe

      Thanks for tuning in! Had a great time chatting with Laura. Hope you’ll keep tuning in! Definitely aiming to have Laura back sooner rather than later. Only scratched the surface of her adventures!