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Joe Sills

Joe is an explorer, adventurer and freelance travel writer who kicked off his career with a solo, cross-country road trip of America in a tent. He has charbroiled gas station burritos over an open fire in Utah and cooked with a Swedish countess in a medieval castle. He's shared the table of a Chinese billionaire in a subterranean research facility and summited the ruins of Vlad Dracula's mountain fortress in Romania. His work has appeared in publications like National Geographic, Forbes, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel and Fodor's Travel.
Bandits, anthropologists and the remnants of an ancient empire awaited @atlasobscura co-founder Dylan Thuras on an early trip to South America. In the site’s fledgling days, it’s co-founders traveled the world writing entries and getting the now legendary cabinet of curiosities off the ground. This week, Thuras joins us to remember The Last Incan Bridge and a whirlwind tour through lands that were then little known to the tourists of the world. 

🎙 @dylanthuras 
📍 Peru
If you want to get into trouble quick, find an anthropologist. If you want to try to be an anthropologist, you’ll probably find trouble quick. 

That’s what happened to this week’s guest when he decided to follow a bizarre dream to the banks of the Amazon River. There, he learned a lesson in mindfulness while embarking on a journey that would ultimately take him to a remote, nearly forgotten culture an ocean away in Africa. 

Today, he’s an Academy Award winner and the Minister of Culture at the University of Texas; but he’s always been the little boy from a small town that was itching to explore the world to document what he found, an armchair anthropologist if you will.

Please welcome @officiallymcconaughey to the show!
Alright, alright, alright. We’re back from a short break and we’re taking you on a paddle down the Peruvian Amazon with @officiallymcconaughey 🤘

Years ago, Matthew found himself following a reoccurring wet dream to the fringes of the Amazon rainforest. What he found there—surrounded by jaguars, piranhas and pythons—was life changing. 

“All I want is what I can see, and all I can see is in front of me.”
If you've heard the words, you'll never forget the place—Dyatlov Pass. In 1959, a group of college students hiked into the world's oldest mountain range in the middle of the Siberian winter. 

They knew what they were doing. They had experience. They had supplies. And they never returned.

The investigation into their deaths remained classified until the fall of the Soviet Union. Decades later, few westerners have ever ventured into the pass on the slope of a mountain called "Death." But this week on The Get Lost Podcast I talk to a man that has. 

Cinematographer @briancweed was on set for Expedition Unknown when they retraced the doomed journey 50 years later. What he found along the way changed him for life. 

S3 E2 is now streaming 🎧 

What do you think happened to the hikers?
OH SNAP! Season three just debuted and we’re headed to Oman. Now is your chance to tag along on an archaeological dig from the Bronze Age with our friend @digitwithraven 🦅 🇴🇲 

#archaeology #traveltheworld #learningeveryday #oman #ancienthistory #explorersjournal #exploration #canyoudigit #sciencerules
Alannah’s work diving on lost shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade on @enslaveddoc earned her an invitation to meet the late Congressman John Lewis. But to get to his office, she’d have to survive the most powerful hurricane to ever hit The Bahamas and find a way from a devastated home to Washington D.C. 

This week, we are humbled to bring you her incredible story of discovery, disaster and determination. 

Special thank you to the team at Enslaved who lent us their remarkable footage for this show. 

#podcastsofinstagram #goodpods #bahamas🇧🇸 #divinglife #shipwrecks #divingphotography #storytelling
A wedding at the North Pole? That’s right. This week, @markwoodexplorer takes us across the ice into a world that is disappearing quickly—the world of the Arctic Circle. Along the way, we talk about Shackleton, Ousland and (somehow) Clarkson, Hammond and May.
🔈 This week, Rollie quits his job on Wall Street to pursue a life of cage fighting, hitch hiking and storytelling around the globe. Along the way, he bumps elbows with a South American fighting legend and slips out of the golden handcuffs.

#podcasts #podcasting #travel #adventure #podcasts #storytelling
What does responsible travel look like during a pandemic? Is it even possible? @professionaltraveler just got back from Turkey, so we asked her to hop on the show to find out. 

Join us this week as we take a look at the challenges of travel in today’s world.
Hundreds of miles of wilderness are being blasted to bits right now, as crews race to complete the border wall. This week, @douglas_main joins us on a trip to Arizona, where he breaks down the wall’s impact on people, plants and animals before recounting a terrifying run-in with a vigilante. 

Join us on S2 E18, The Border Wall. 

🎥 @followthejohn
It’s as close as you can get to experiencing another world on our home planet—Antarctica. Nothing on this sub zero continent functions the way it does in your home, including our most basic human functions. This week, @j.j.kelley takes us to a frozen outpost on the edge of human civilization on assignment for @natgeo 🌎 We call this one Outpost Antarctica.
The trip was supposed to be an all-inclusive wedding retreat. It turned into a week in a Nicaraguan surf hostel. Join @meredithforreal as we talk surf wax and smoking out of sea shells in Central America on our newest episode—Hostel Nicaragua.
We are beyond honored to announce that Adweek has named us the Best Interview Podcast of 2020 via the Podcast of the Year Awards. 🏆 

Thank you so much to all of the guests who helped us become “a defiant middle finger to the status quo in the world of travel publications,” and joined us in flipping the bird to listicles by sharing their amazing stories. 

There’s plenty more on the horizon! If you’re new—welcome. Come Get Lost with us.
Damien Leloup was 17 when he met Jacques Cousteau. The legendary pioneer of filmmaking and exploration invited Leloup onboard Calypso, kicking off a life of adventure that would eventually bring him to a fossil bed near the Chinese border with North Korea.

Hear about the impact Cousteau had on a young man, and discover the touching story of an ancient species restored to its habitat on S2 E14, Liaoning. 

#podcast #podcastersofinstagram #explorepage #explorersclub #nationalgeographic #fossils #diving #divinglife #curiosity

Journal

Bandits, anthropologists and the remnants of an ancient empire awaited @atlasobscura co-founder Dylan Thuras on an early trip to South America. In the site’s fledgling days, it’s co-founders traveled the world writing entries and getting the now legendary cabinet of curiosities off the ground. This week, Thuras joins us to remember The Last Incan Bridge and a whirlwind tour through lands that were then little known to the tourists of the world. 

🎙 @dylanthuras 
📍 Peru
If you want to get into trouble quick, find an anthropologist. If you want to try to be an anthropologist, you’ll probably find trouble quick. 

That’s what happened to this week’s guest when he decided to follow a bizarre dream to the banks of the Amazon River. There, he learned a lesson in mindfulness while embarking on a journey that would ultimately take him to a remote, nearly forgotten culture an ocean away in Africa. 

Today, he’s an Academy Award winner and the Minister of Culture at the University of Texas; but he’s always been the little boy from a small town that was itching to explore the world to document what he found, an armchair anthropologist if you will.

Please welcome @officiallymcconaughey to the show!
Alright, alright, alright. We’re back from a short break and we’re taking you on a paddle down the Peruvian Amazon with @officiallymcconaughey 🤘

Years ago, Matthew found himself following a reoccurring wet dream to the fringes of the Amazon rainforest. What he found there—surrounded by jaguars, piranhas and pythons—was life changing. 

“All I want is what I can see, and all I can see is in front of me.”
If you've heard the words, you'll never forget the place—Dyatlov Pass. In 1959, a group of college students hiked into the world's oldest mountain range in the middle of the Siberian winter. 

They knew what they were doing. They had experience. They had supplies. And they never returned.

The investigation into their deaths remained classified until the fall of the Soviet Union. Decades later, few westerners have ever ventured into the pass on the slope of a mountain called "Death." But this week on The Get Lost Podcast I talk to a man that has. 

Cinematographer @briancweed was on set for Expedition Unknown when they retraced the doomed journey 50 years later. What he found along the way changed him for life. 

S3 E2 is now streaming 🎧 

What do you think happened to the hikers?
OH SNAP! Season three just debuted and we’re headed to Oman. Now is your chance to tag along on an archaeological dig from the Bronze Age with our friend @digitwithraven 🦅 🇴🇲 

#archaeology #traveltheworld #learningeveryday #oman #ancienthistory #explorersjournal #exploration #canyoudigit #sciencerules
Alannah’s work diving on lost shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade on @enslaveddoc earned her an invitation to meet the late Congressman John Lewis. But to get to his office, she’d have to survive the most powerful hurricane to ever hit The Bahamas and find a way from a devastated home to Washington D.C. 

This week, we are humbled to bring you her incredible story of discovery, disaster and determination. 

Special thank you to the team at Enslaved who lent us their remarkable footage for this show. 

#podcastsofinstagram #goodpods #bahamas🇧🇸 #divinglife #shipwrecks #divingphotography #storytelling
A wedding at the North Pole? That’s right. This week, @markwoodexplorer takes us across the ice into a world that is disappearing quickly—the world of the Arctic Circle. Along the way, we talk about Shackleton, Ousland and (somehow) Clarkson, Hammond and May.
🔈 This week, Rollie quits his job on Wall Street to pursue a life of cage fighting, hitch hiking and storytelling around the globe. Along the way, he bumps elbows with a South American fighting legend and slips out of the golden handcuffs.

#podcasts #podcasting #travel #adventure #podcasts #storytelling
What does responsible travel look like during a pandemic? Is it even possible? @professionaltraveler just got back from Turkey, so we asked her to hop on the show to find out. 

Join us this week as we take a look at the challenges of travel in today’s world.
Hundreds of miles of wilderness are being blasted to bits right now, as crews race to complete the border wall. This week, @douglas_main joins us on a trip to Arizona, where he breaks down the wall’s impact on people, plants and animals before recounting a terrifying run-in with a vigilante. 

Join us on S2 E18, The Border Wall. 

🎥 @followthejohn
It’s as close as you can get to experiencing another world on our home planet—Antarctica. Nothing on this sub zero continent functions the way it does in your home, including our most basic human functions. This week, @j.j.kelley takes us to a frozen outpost on the edge of human civilization on assignment for @natgeo 🌎 We call this one Outpost Antarctica.
The trip was supposed to be an all-inclusive wedding retreat. It turned into a week in a Nicaraguan surf hostel. Join @meredithforreal as we talk surf wax and smoking out of sea shells in Central America on our newest episode—Hostel Nicaragua.
We are beyond honored to announce that Adweek has named us the Best Interview Podcast of 2020 via the Podcast of the Year Awards. 🏆 

Thank you so much to all of the guests who helped us become “a defiant middle finger to the status quo in the world of travel publications,” and joined us in flipping the bird to listicles by sharing their amazing stories. 

There’s plenty more on the horizon! If you’re new—welcome. Come Get Lost with us.
Damien Leloup was 17 when he met Jacques Cousteau. The legendary pioneer of filmmaking and exploration invited Leloup onboard Calypso, kicking off a life of adventure that would eventually bring him to a fossil bed near the Chinese border with North Korea.

Hear about the impact Cousteau had on a young man, and discover the touching story of an ancient species restored to its habitat on S2 E14, Liaoning. 

#podcast #podcastersofinstagram #explorepage #explorersclub #nationalgeographic #fossils #diving #divinglife #curiosity