Episode 110: Tom Edwards | Budget Travels and Epic Adventures


Hey Life athletes and welcome to episode 110 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Tom Edwards. Tom is a budget traveler, musician, and book author who travels the world with his "guitar, a camera, and good sense of humor."

He runs the blog Tune Up and Travel, where he shares his adventures and travel experiences, so people get a glimpse of what it's really like to travel the world on a budget.

His book, Two Bucks to Timbuktu, gives the ultimate budget and ultrabudget tips and tricks that can help you go on that adventure without breaking the bank!


"Everything I do is designed to be as little maintenance as possible later on."


Tom tells me his wild stories - including hitchhiking with a drug dealer, hanging out with emus under a bridge in Italy, and doing live concerts via the web! We had a wonderful time talking to each other, and I hope you’ll be inspired to get up and chase after your dreams after listening to this episode!



Habit of action:

“I just do it. If there's something that I want to do, even if it's a distant goal, I just go and make myself do it.”


Habit of thought:

“I'm always analyzing things that I do and whether I can do them better or not.”


"You just gotta take that first step."


What does success mean to you?

“Success is happiness.”


What does balance mean to you?

“Work and home.”


What do you do to get in the zone?



What do you do to recharge your batteries?

“Go anywhere outdoors. I go camping or hiking.”


What do you want to tell people to stop doing if they want to have success in their lives?

“Stop obsessing about the probables, the what-ifs.”


"I wanna look back and not regret anything."





Tune Up and Travel Facebook page

Two Bucks to Timbuktu by Tom Edwards

Planes, Trains, and Broken Strings by Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards YouTube channel