The most interesting man in St. Louis explains the art of family adventure

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The coronavirus may have grounded family travel, but it can’t take away your family time.

In this episode, we check in with Derek Loudermilk from his home in St. Louis. Derek is the bestselling author of Superconductors and Activate Your Life. A High Performance Business Coach, founder of AdventureQuest Travel, Digital Nomad, international speaker, and host of the Art of Adventure Podcast. Derek has traveled to 15 countries with his wife and their two young children.


Family Travel Radio - Guest Derek Loudermilk

Derek Loudermilk –  Founder of The Art of Adventure

Derek Loudermilk is a former pro cyclist and extreme microbiologist turned professional adventurer, author, and lifestyle entrepreneur. His podcast, “The Art of Adventure” has become one of the top Entrepreneurship and Travel podcasts. Derek is known as a unique business strategist who helps unconventional entrepreneurs and thought leaders grow their businesses.

As an international speaker and trainer, Derek regularly presents on topics such as human potential, skill mastery, and the adventure mindset. Derek has been location independent for five years and travels the world with his wife and two young children. They have lived in six different countries as a family.

As the founder of AdventureQuest, Derek leads entrepreneurs and thought leaders in transformative adventure experiences around the world.


Aaron Schlein - Director of FTA podcast - Speaker collage

Thanks to the generosity of his grandmother, Aaron Schlein traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before he was old enough to vote. Those early trips convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.

More than two decades later, Aaron remains inspired by his grandmother’s generosity. He is committed to honoring her legacy by sharing the gift of travel with his own kids—and by helping other parents do the same.

Aaron is the host of Family Travel Radio—a weekly podcast presented by The Family Travel Association.

Aaron also helps new entrepreneurs use their personal stories to build a network, expand influence, and strengthen relationships.

Aaron lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)

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