The Casey Way

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By: Casey Iola

Casey shares some of her crazy adventures, interesting stories and her personal journey from a life that is been anything but average. She talks about what it was like growing up in South Africa and moving to Australia as a teenager. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and travelled to more than 40, many of them as a solo traveller. She will also be spilling the beans on behind the scenes and gossip from working onboard giant cruise ships. Casey has now built a freedom-based business and a home on wheels so she will be sharing all her adventures...

A Vulnerable Update & Is Van Life What I Expected
07/26/2021

There has been a lot going on! In this episode, I dive into what has been happening, why I am still in Darwin, Why my trip has been put on hold and possibly cancelled.
 I run through the things I found harder than expected and easier than expected when it comes to Van Life.

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Reality Of Loneliness & Making Friends On The Road
06/29/2021

In this episode, I share my first feelings of loneliness while travelling, how I met and travelled with a few other solo travellers, and of course some of the amazing places I have seen in the last few days.

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Off-Grid, Drinking With Miners & When The Van Breaks!
06/17/2021

Gosh so much has happened since last week's episode! I had my first night completely off-grid & alone, and in the middle of nowhere! I spent a few days in a big mining town and met a few of the locals, and something pretty important broke in the van!

I hope you enjoy listening to my adventures :D

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The start to my VanLife adventure
06/11/2021

This is the first episode coming to you from the road! I am finally living in the van full time and travelling Australia!

In this episode, I share a quick back story on how I got the van and the build, what my plans were before leaving, stories from my first two weeks on the road, where I am now and where I am going.

I have learnt a lot already about van life in the last two weeks. I made some rookie moves which have made for funny stories. All part of the experience ;) <...


The Van Plan - She is ready!!
04/19/2021

After 8 months of hard work, the van is finally finished! Have a listen to the final van update, as well as my current van plan and mission I have decided to embark on. 

You can see the van transformation on my Youtube or Instagram. Links below

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Sleep like a baby with these tips for your Body, Environment & Mind
03/31/2021

In this episode, I share a few things you can do to relax your body, optimize your environment and calm your mind so that you can get to sleep easier and actually have a full restful night's sleep! 

The sleep chronotype quiz I refer to:  
https://thepowerofwhenquiz.com/

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7 Ways To Build Your Confidence Today!!
03/22/2021

Confidence is built, you're not born with it. Today I share my journey on how I built my confidence to where it is today and how you can build yours! 

These 7 steps will help you start building your confidence today!  

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Met a guy in Thailand and thought he was going to kidnap me in London!
03/08/2021

 I didn't actually get kidnapped, but this is a fun story of when I met a guy in Thailand, caught up with him in London two years later and nearly scared myself half to death whilst walking to the bar with him. 

Let me know on social media what you think of this podcast by either DMing me or screenshotting it and posting it to your stories <3
 
The bar I reference in the podcast is Skylight London, check them out:
https://www.instagram.com/skylight_london/   

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What happened when I kinda got STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR!
03/03/2021

So this past weekend I was staying in a hotel in Sydney. I was running late and got stuck in the elevator! What happened next is pretty funny and it is not what you expect!  
 
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MAN OVERBOARD!!! Insane rescue & unbelievable story!
02/28/2021

On a beautiful sea day on our way down to the Bahamas, we heard the chilling MAN OVERBOARD screams! This story is so incredible you would hardly believe it was true!

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Let's Talk about Sex Baby with Kylie Morris
02/25/2021

Today's episode is very special! Today I am resharing a podcast Kylie and I recorded last year for our podcast The 20 Year Gap. This was our most popular episode and I am sure you can imagine why ;)

The 20 Year Gap is two best friends with a 20 year age gap sharing their perspectives on a range of different life topics. The podcast on a break right now but we still have all our amazing podcasts available in the link below

https://taplink.cc/the20yeargap

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Went to Hong Kong with a stranger and had a one of the biggest scares of my life!
02/23/2021

I met a guy in a club on Saturday night, and by Wednesday I was on a plane with him to Hong Kong!! However, I had one of the biggest scares of my life on that trip and learnt a huge lesson! Listen to this episode to hear what happened ;) 

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The crazy work hours and insane fun we had each week onboard!
02/21/2021

How we balanced the crazy work hours, enjoyed the exotic islands, had a social life and occasionally got some rest. 

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Jeremy Burright- His story is emotional but is journey is POWERFUL!
02/18/2021

WARNING: This is a tear-jerker!!
Jeremy is a professional basketball player who has an incredible story! He followed his dream of becoming a professional athlete despite a terrible family tragedy!
I have to warn you, his story is emotional but his journey is powerful!

Connect with Jeremy:
https://www.instagram.com/jeremy_burright/
Podcast: Jeremy Burright Podcast
Tiktok: Boystory4

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Face To Face With A Great White Shark
02/16/2021

Yep! You read that correctly! I came face to face with a Great White Shark on my last trip to South Africa. Listen to the episode to hear all about it!

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First Week Away In The Van!
02/15/2021

I took the van away to the Gold Coast and had the best time but also had some big learning curves. Listen to how I had to chase down a PowerPoint when everything died on me and also my best day parking the van at the beach.

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Maria Antonia Stavrou: Life of a fire dancer, model, traveller, and coach
02/11/2021

Maria shares with us how she turned her adverse youth into building a thriving entertainment enterprise, travelling and performing as a fire dancer on massive stages around the world. She also shares how she has pivoted during the pandemic and moved to Thailand with her World Champion bodybuilder husband, and built a successful coaching business.
 
Listen to some of her amazing stories from her adventures and enjoy her infectious positive energy!
 
  Connect with Maria on Socials: 
https://www.instagram.com/maria.antonia.stavrou/  
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What Happened On The Cruise Ship When COVID Hit
02/07/2021

I was onboard The Anthem of the Seas when the US government announced the 30-day sail suspension in March 2020. The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic! Listen to what happened on board after we dropped all the guests back in New York, and how it took me a month of Quarantine before I could get home to my family in Australia.

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Tanner Chidester - Door-to-door salesman to building an 8-figure empire
02/04/2021

Tanner is an athlete turned entrepreneur who left college with one year to go to pursue a business in the online world.
Listen as he shares his journey of how he went from a door to door salesman to building two multi-million dollar companies before the age of 30.
He shares with us some inspiring messages, lessons he has learnt, and some exciting news about his upcoming adventures.
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The Dumbest Questions From Guests
02/02/2021

I have been so excited to do this one! Today I share some of the funniest and dumbest questions ever received from cruise ship guests! Yes, these are 100% REAL and most will shock you!

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A Quick Van Update
01/31/2021

Just a quick update on where we are at with the van build and my ever-changing travel plans.

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Chelsea Lee Rock: It's ok to live a life that other people may not understand!
01/28/2021

 In this episode, I get to interview the wonderful Chelsea.
Chelsea started out as a professional actress until she realized that was not what she was passionate about. Listen as she shares her journey of self-discovery and how she came to be living as a digital nomad in Tulum Mexico.

Connect with Chelsea on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/chelsealeerock/

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Broken Heart? One way ticket to Rome please!
01/26/2021

In this episode, I share how I turned my biggest heartbreak into my biggest solo adventure around Europe! 

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My Most Embarrassing Moment On Stage!
01/24/2021

During my first contract working onboard the Carnival Glory I was the Punchliner Comedy Club Manager. Every evening I would be on stage introducing the guest comedians in front of 200-500 people. In this episode, I tell you about my most embarrassing stuff up on stage!

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Living With Wild African Animals
01/21/2021

"Did you have a cheetah as a pet when you grew up?" A question I have gotten asked more times than you would believe! 

In today's episode, I talk about what it was like growing up with all the wild animals in South Africa. How we got to go see them, walk among them, and why you would never see one of the big 5 (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffalo) walking the streets. 

I also share a fun story on why Monkeys are one of my least favourite animals!! 

Ple...


The Big Journey To My First Day Onboard
01/19/2021

My Journey from Australia to Miami to start my first cruise ship contract!

It took me 3 flights, 16 hours in layovers and almost 40+ hours to get from Sydney to Miami. 
It was a long, fun, interesting journey just getting to Miami, and then a 19 hour day getting onto the ship and getting straight work! 

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My favourite place on earth - it may surprise you!
01/17/2021

I have been to exotic islands in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, I have travelled through cities around Europe and the US, I have experienced the variety of cultures in Africa and Asia, so listen in to hear where my favourite place in the world is. 

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I Am Building A Van!
01/14/2021

The 2021 plan is to#vanlife around Australia!! In this episode, I share why I wanted to get a van, how I got the van I really wanted, and how the van build is going. 

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One Cruise Changed My Life
01/12/2021

I went on my first cruise and it completely changed the trajectory of my life!
In this episode, I share how after a 10-day cruise I quit my job, gave up my apartment and packed my life into two suitcases

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Why I wish I travelled sooner!
01/12/2021

In this episode, I share what held me back from going to travel and why now I think travelling solo is one of the best ways to travel!

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Getting Caught NOT Sneaking Out
#1
01/12/2021

In South Africa, we lived in a crazy high-security fortress. Therefore sneaking out as a teenager takes bank robbery level planning and skill. In today's episode I  tell you how I planned to sneak out and the terrible error I made.

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The Casey Way Trailer
01/08/2021

A short explanation of what this podcast is all about.
I am going to be sharing short stories on some of my crazy adventures, exciting experiences and my personal journey from a life that is been anything but average.

Please hit subscribe and take a moment to leave a review.
It gives me great feedback really helps me share and inspire more people.

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