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Ordinary Sherpa inspires families to turn their adventure dreams to experiences. The podcast episodes help families define adventure, be inspired from other families on this journey, and be supported by a tribe of Sherpas helping you to reach your summit.  Join us in creating connection through simple and authentic adventure experiences.  

untourist in Canada

121 | Being an Untourist in Canada

Picture this: the open road stretches before you, leading to a land filled with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Canada, the Great White North, renowned for its natural wonders and warm hospitality, becomes our playground today. But instead of following the usual tourist trail, we’re going to embrace a different kind of exploration – one that emphasizes freedom, authenticity, and the joy of discovery.

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120 | Lean Out with Dr. Dawn Baker from Practice Balance

Join us on this empowering episode about leaning out, where we dive deep into helping professional women reclaim their autonomy. Tune in as we share actionable insights and inspirational stories to guide you towards a life that truly reflects your values and aspirations. Don’t miss out on this transformative conversation

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bittersweet transitions podcast episode

119 | Bittersweet Transitions of Both-And Experiences

Join us on this episode as we delve into the bittersweet transitions of adventure experiences. From family gap year to end of school moments, we explore the complex emotions and unexpected lessons that come with embarking on unforgettable adventures inspiring us to embrace the transformative power of both-and experiences. Tune in and discover the beauty and complexity of bittersweet transitions in the world of adventure.

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experiencing a summit as a family

117 | Summit VS. Success

In this episode, we explore the concept of summit experiences, delve into their transformative power, and discuss the importance of recognizing and embracing these moments of joy and accomplishment.

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116 | Doing Hard Things with Rich Jun

In this episode you’ll learn how to embrace the power of doing hard things. Our guest shares personal experiences and real-world examples to help you gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to do the hard things. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, or simply someone looking to grow and improve, doing hard things (AKA Adventure) is an essential part of the journey.

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photo of hiking off the beaten path

115 | Break Away from the Bucket List, Practice Untourism Instead

Our road trip across the United States was intended to have us exploring the vast beauty of this country while discovering some of the most unexpected hidden gems and unique experiences. Join me as I share my experiences, tips, and insights for anyone looking to embark on a similar journey to get off the beaten path and learn how to design untourist travel experiences.

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photo of woman in her sixties camping in the mountains

114 | Generations of Adventure with Diane Nachel

Embark on a wild ride with me as Diane recounts her epic journey across the United States, exploring the vast beauty of this country on a cross country road trip while also working in some of the most stunning national parks. The sense of freedom and self-discovery experienced along the way. In this podcast, she shares her experiences, adventures, and insights for women of her generation to know that their are so many opportunities and adventure awaits at any age.

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is travel overrated?

112 | Is travel overrated? with Gary of Financial Fives

Our guest is another amazing example of a Beyond Normal lifestyle and much of that is through the lens of simplicity and minimalism. However his blog post titled Travel is overrated, here’s what to do instead got my attention. We often talk about the simple adventures we can do in our own backyard while being open to bigger and bold moves toward an adventurous lifestyle.

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Where to Listen

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher,  Google Podcast, anywhere podcasts are played

We LOVE questions!!

We're glad you are here

Ordinary Sherpa inspires families to turn their adventure dreams to experiences. The podcast episodes help families define adventure, be inspired from other families on this journey, and be supported by a tribe of Sherpas helping you to reach your summit.  Join us in creating connection through simple and authentic adventure experiences.  

family gap year photo

123 | Mid-Life Retirement with Brent Dusek

Our family gap year is an experiment in doing life differently.  In this episode Brent shares more about his travel back story, how the gap year came about, how we are funding it and what he is learning through the process.

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untourist in Canada

121 | Being an Untourist in Canada

Picture this: the open road stretches before you, leading to a land filled with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Canada, the Great White North, renowned for its natural wonders and warm hospitality, becomes our playground today. But instead of following the usual tourist trail, we’re going to embrace a different kind of exploration – one that emphasizes freedom, authenticity, and the joy of discovery.

Read More »
Lean Out and Practice Balance Lifestyle Design podcast episode header

120 | Lean Out with Dr. Dawn Baker from Practice Balance

Join us on this empowering episode about leaning out, where we dive deep into helping professional women reclaim their autonomy. Tune in as we share actionable insights and inspirational stories to guide you towards a life that truly reflects your values and aspirations. Don’t miss out on this transformative conversation

Read More »
bittersweet transitions podcast episode

119 | Bittersweet Transitions of Both-And Experiences

Join us on this episode as we delve into the bittersweet transitions of adventure experiences. From family gap year to end of school moments, we explore the complex emotions and unexpected lessons that come with embarking on unforgettable adventures inspiring us to embrace the transformative power of both-and experiences. Tune in and discover the beauty and complexity of bittersweet transitions in the world of adventure.

Read More »
experiencing a summit as a family

117 | Summit VS. Success

In this episode, we explore the concept of summit experiences, delve into their transformative power, and discuss the importance of recognizing and embracing these moments of joy and accomplishment.

Read More »
photo of 2 hikers over 10,000 feet

116 | Doing Hard Things with Rich Jun

In this episode you’ll learn how to embrace the power of doing hard things. Our guest shares personal experiences and real-world examples to help you gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to do the hard things. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, or simply someone looking to grow and improve, doing hard things (AKA Adventure) is an essential part of the journey.

Read More »
photo of hiking off the beaten path

115 | Break Away from the Bucket List, Practice Untourism Instead

Our road trip across the United States was intended to have us exploring the vast beauty of this country while discovering some of the most unexpected hidden gems and unique experiences. Join me as I share my experiences, tips, and insights for anyone looking to embark on a similar journey to get off the beaten path and learn how to design untourist travel experiences.

Read More »
photo of woman in her sixties camping in the mountains

114 | Generations of Adventure with Diane Nachel

Embark on a wild ride with me as Diane recounts her epic journey across the United States, exploring the vast beauty of this country on a cross country road trip while also working in some of the most stunning national parks. The sense of freedom and self-discovery experienced along the way. In this podcast, she shares her experiences, adventures, and insights for women of her generation to know that their are so many opportunities and adventure awaits at any age.

Read More »
is travel overrated?

112 | Is travel overrated? with Gary of Financial Fives

Our guest is another amazing example of a Beyond Normal lifestyle and much of that is through the lens of simplicity and minimalism. However his blog post titled Travel is overrated, here’s what to do instead got my attention. We often talk about the simple adventures we can do in our own backyard while being open to bigger and bold moves toward an adventurous lifestyle.

Read More »

Where to Listen

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher,  Google Podcast, anywhere podcasts are played

We LOVE questions!!