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inRoute: The Power of Travel Podcast

 Welcome to inRoute: Power of  Travel Podcast, formerly known as Freedom In Scrubs Podcast and Gapped Travel Podcast

Meet Kim and Erran, a thirty something couple who’s obsessed with all things TRAVEL!!

In 2012, After feeling burnt out & unfulfilled with the 9-5 grind lifestyle they were living,
they decided to quit their full time jobs, sell their house & everything they owned & start their wild & crazy adventure of healthcare traveling!!

They’ve been nomads for the past 8 years, living & working in hospitals all over the US!!

Celebrating 10 years of marriage, they are gearing up to take their Dream Trip….
An entire year off to TRAVEL THE WORLD!!
(once it’s safe to travel again post covid19)

On this podcast, Kim and Erran take you along with them as they kick off their “Adult Gap Year!!”

From the Planning/Prepping/Budgeting phase, leading up to the trip,
To all the Crazy Stories, Adventures, & Lessons learned while on the road,
To the transition back home as they begin the next chapter of their lives…
They are taking you along with them…sharing all the things….every step of the way!

This podcast will also feature fun and exciting interviews of other travelers that have had monumental shifts and inspiration from long term travel.

Their mission is to help others Create more INSPIRATION & FREEDOM in their own lives, through Travel….
And so this podcast is loaded with tons of Valuable Tips, Tools & Stories to help you feel Inspired, Prepared & Ready to jump up and say YES YES YES to your own LONG TERM TRAVEL ADVENTURES!!

You can expect each Episode to be Inspiring, Fun, Entertaining, & Value Packed!!
New episodes every TUESDAY!!

Where you can listen

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The Reality Of Turning Your PASSION into A BUSINESS!! ⁣

Today, there are so many healthcare travelers who are exhausted & burnt out with the clinical side of things & the relentless hospital grind. They are ready for a change and that has inspired them to create side hustles & businesses that they feel passionate & excited about…. US INCLUDED!! ⁣

⁣We talk a lot about Turning your passion/interest into a side hustle or a business, because we believe in doing work and living life in a way that is in aligned with your hearts desires!! ⁣

⁣Because Erran & I both feel bored and unfulfilled with our hospital jobs, building an online business & doing work we love is something we've been talking about & working towards... for years!! ⁣

⁣In this weeks episode on the pod…⁣
We talk about the reality of turning your passion into a business, our experience with doing this & how it can really change things!! ⁣

⁣This episode is a bit of a different tone and a different side of the conversation….⁣

Even though we are huge advocates of doing work you’re passionate about….we wanted to share the truth of what it’s really like & some important things to think about!!⁣

⁣We talk about the Pro's, Con's & take you behind the scenes of our own journey!! ⁣

⁣Link to listen to this weeks episode is in the link in our Bio!⁣

You can find the inRoute Travel Podcast on all the podcast platforms!! ⁣

⁣If you’re loving the pod…we’d love if you’d leave us a Review & Subscribe!! ⁣

⁣TOPICS WE COVER on the podcast:
We talk about the lifestyle of a healthcare travelers, entrepreneurship, international travel, adult gap years & all the travel things!!⁣

We release a new episode every Tuesday so make sure you subscribe (it's free) to know when the episodes go live!! ⁣
#inroutetravelpodcast #kimanderrang #entrepreneurcouple #healthcaretraveler

⁣We’ve lived all over California & it’s one of our favorite states..⁣

It has all the things…⁣
Ocean, cliffs, mountains, lakes, hiking, skiing, desert, yummy wine, yummy food, sunshine, blue skies etc….⁣

But we’ve never spent time in the desert, and we weren’t sure how we were going to feel about it!! ⁣

But we are pleasantly surprised with Palm Springs & it’s absolutely beautiful here!! ⁣

it’s a different kind of beauty…it’s very unique….but it’s a vibe + There is so much to see, do, eat & explore!!

We love that the town is surrounded by mountains….which means there are many great hikes & adventures to be had + we are only 2 hours from the coast!! ⁣

The pacific coast is one of our favorite places, so we are looking forward to a California coast weekend getaway!!⁣

We hiked the South Lykken trail this weekend! ⁣
The trailhead was less than a mile from our house! ⁣
It was a 7 mile hike from peak to peak…it was a great workout and the views were stunning! ⁣

We ate lunch at the top of the mountain…over looking the airport & watched the planes take off…all of my favorite things!! ⁣

Oh and we saw goats...that was fun!! ⁣🤪

We are here until the end of May & we’re excited to spend the spring in PS & explore everything this part of Cali has to offer!!

Please share any favorite Palm Springs things to do with us :)!!!
#palmsprings #californiadreaming #healthcaretraveler #inroutetravel #kimanderrang

Healthcare Travelers Turned Entrepreneurs!!⁣
There are so many healthcare travelers turned entrepreneurs, that are doing really cool stuff for our industry and its so exciting and inspiring to watch!!! ⁣

Healthcare traveling is what really allowed us to take that first step towards creating something of our own. ⁣

We had more time, more money + we were exposed to so many new experiences and new people and new idea’s and new lifestyles that it really cracked us open to a whole new world of possibility! ⁣

In this weeks episode on the pod….⁣
We talk about how we were never meant for the 9-5 grind & how we were entrepreneurs way before we even knew the word & the very early days of our entrepreneurial journey!! ⁣

We are going to be talking a lot more about this topic and we are going to highlight and share the stories & journeys of some super inspiring entrepreneurs in the healthcare traveling community!! ⁣

We all learn grow, grow connect and feel inspired by listening to each others stories!⁣

You can listen to this weeks episode on the inRoute Travel Podcast in the link in our bio!⁣

We talk about all things travel and we release a new episode every Tuesday!! ⁣

You can find us on any podcast platform (search inRoute Travel)⁣

#inroutetravelpodcast #inroutetravel #joshuatree #travelcouple #entrepreneurcouple

From the warm sunny desert to playing in the snow in a matter of minutes!!! ⁣
The diversity & contrast of this area is insanely beautiful!!! ⁣

We took the Palm Springs Tram up to Mount San Jacinto State park yesterday and it was terrifying/Amazing/beautiful all at the same time!!⁣

The tram is an 8 minute ride & goes straight up....2.5 miles & reaches an elevation of 8500 ft! 🏔 ⁣

It blew my mind that we were standing at the tippy top of a snow peaked mountain ... wearing jackets in 40 degree weather...⁣
Looking down over the 75 degree...dry desert 🏜 🌵 we had just come from ... only A few minutes prior!⁣

It was pretty wild 🙂 ⁣
A definite must if your in Ps!!⁣

The trails still had a ton of snow on them... so we didn’t get to do as much hiking as we would have liked .... but we will definitely be back once the snow melts :)⁣

Ps. We are going live in our FB group tomorrow @ 1pm for a Free mini training !⁣

We are going to chat about all things Housing Scams ...& how to avoid them when trying to find your own housing as a traveler !!⁣

We will also answer your Q’s So come hang out with :)!! ⁣

FB Group: Travel Life Freedom In Scrubs
#inroutetravel #kimanderrang #palmsprings #palmspringstramway

Have you ever been scammed trying to find your own housing as a traveler?

We’ve been traveling and finding our own housing for 9 years & we’ve never had any issues .... until now 🙈🤪

We consider ourselves housing “experts” and we teach about finding housing and we talk about housing scams & red flags etc ... and still... we almost fell for it big time ... last week 🙈

This week on the podcast (inRoute Travel)
We share exactly what happened and what we learned ... so that you can be on the look out !

We ended up finding a great place and saved 1k a month on rent just by asking a simple question...

We talk about how we did that + share some of our best money saving tips when it comes to finding your own housing.... this week on the pod:)

The inRoute travel is a weekly podcast where’re we chat about the lifestyle of a traveler & the power of travel!!
It’s definitely for the traveler who loves to travel :)!!!

If you haven’t checked it out yet.... we have tons of great tips, stories, inspiration & resources for travelers 🙂

We release a new episode every Tuesday 🙂

You can search inRoute Travel on any podcast platform and find us 🙂
(Link in bio)

If you want to be notified when a new episode goes live...make sure to’s FREE, FUN & Value Packed!!!

#inroutetravel #kimanderrang #inroutetravelpodcast

We are officially spending the spring in Palm Springs!!

If you would have asked me a couple of weeks ago, if we would be heading back to California ... I would have said NOOOO lol

At the time we thought we were heading back to the east coast ....

But that’s the life of a traveler... you can be rerouted & things can change quickly !!

Why the sudden change:
Our original plan was to head to Florida for a month or 2...wait for our backpack sample to arrive, place our first order, build and launch our Amazon Store & then head down to Mexico and hopefully start to slowly traveling through South America!!

What actually happened:
Our bags got delayed again &
We thought for sure by the spring ... borders would continue to slowly open and that we could start traveling ...But unfortunately that’s not the case 🙁

Plus we can’t go anywhere until we receive our first order of backpacks, because we have to evaluate and quality check every single bag before we ship them to Amazon...all 500 of them!!

So we need to be settled somewhere for that!

Long story short:
We realized we’d be sitting in Florida for 3 or 4 months just twiddling our thumbs & spending a lot money ...

And that didn’t feel good ....

So we decided Erran would take one more contract ... to buy us 3 more months while we wait for our bags to come and for the world to open up more!!

There was an awesome IR gig that popped up in Palm Springs... & so here we are 🙂

just like that!!
Our plans completely changed!!

This was totally unexpected.... but it feels good & I’m so grateful that as travelers... we can go from taking time off & telling our recruiter we’re done with traveling for awhile...

To a few days later...saying Jk 🤪 & picking up a contract because our plans changed & we want to make some money!!

I mean what other job allows for that kind of Freedom, flexibility and opportunity!!
It’s unbelievable!!

Plus we’re never mad at 3 months in Cali 🙂

Who else wants to travel or is currently traveling bc of the Freedom we have to take off when we want and pick up a job when we want ?

Anyone else around Palm Springs ?

#palmsprings #californiadreaming #inroutetravel #kimanderrang

When we left St. Louis 2 weeks ago our original route was⁣
St. Louis> Durango >boulder > & then home to Florida for a month or 2.⁣

In a matter of a few hours we decided to totally switch course & head in the complete opposite direction!! ⁣

New route:⁣
St Louis >Durango>Sedona>Possible California ....but still unknown!!⁣

Traveling/Life is all about pivoting and changing course when something doesn’t feel right or when life throws you an unexpected curve ball!!⁣

As travelers We have to learn to bend, mold & go with the flow...because it’s not always a straight/clear path but that’s also the life we signed up for!! ⁣

Sometimes the best adventures happen when they’re unplanned or unexpected. ⁣

On this weeks episode on the inRoute Travel Podcast ... we chat about why we rerouted and changed our plans + pivoting & changing course when something doesn’t feel right & the perks of being a traveler . ⁣

Link to listen in profile ⁣
#inroutetravel #kimanderrang #freedominscrubs

Today we’re saying goodbye to the snow peaked mountains of beautiful Colorado & heading to the desert & magical red
Rocks of Sedona for a few
Days 🙂 #durangocolorado #sedona #roadtrip #inroutetravel

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