About this episode:

Pew Research finds that the American Dream many in the workforce experienced as upward mobility is long gone; it was replaced by a soberer pursuit of economic stability. As a result, we now fill our homes and storage bins with less stuff. More of us, and especially Millennials, instead pursue less stuff and more profound meaning and experience.

There are few industries where that shift to experience is more evident than in the travel and hospitality space.

Eva Grodberg is a lifelong lover of international travel and an entrepreneur who delivers epic vacation travel and leisure experiences to her discriminating clients.

In these key interview segments, Eva:

  • Relates how we may make the most of a life with less stuff and more experience [starts at 6:30]
  • Describes how the dynamic aspect of the pursuit of experience gets factored in to the work that she does [starts at 16:53]
  • Speaks to how “adrenaline junkies” escape the rush of work when on vacation [starts at 18:31]
  • Dreams of an epic experience she would like to have [starts at 19:55]

In the news:

Fifty-five percent of people on the job don’t use all of their earned vacation time. And the reason may be FOMO, or, a fear of missing out. We discover how skipping vacation time can prove harmful to health and work performance.

About our guest:

Corporate Escapee Becomes Epic Travel Experience ProviderEva Grodberg is the Founder and President of Epic Experiences, LLC. She is a graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and, lives and works in New York City.

EPISODE DATE: February 14, 2020

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Image credits: Woman kayaking in Norway, iStock Photo; Portrait of Eva Grodberg, Karl Grobl.