Dare to Dream Physician Travel Podcast

Weili Gray, MD

Many physicians today feel trapped living a busy and unfulfilling life. Yet more than ever, physicians don't want to take their life for granted. I help doctors discover and achieve their wildest travel dreams, so they can start living life to the fullest now. read less
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Episode 126: Relationships and Travel with Dr. Kate Mangona
1w ago
Episode 126: Relationships and Travel with Dr. Kate Mangona
There's a quote from this episode that I absolutely love, and it goes like this: "Where focus goes, energy flows." It's a simple phrase, but it can have tremendous power when it comes to centering, or re-centering, your life around the things that matter the most to you. In this episode, with the help of marriage and intimacy coach, Dr. Kate Mangona, we place our focus on our long-term relationships, and explore how we can nurture them to flourish through travel as well as other outlets. Dr. Mangona was a previous guest in episodes 69 and 70, but since then has undergone the most amazing transformation to truly come into herself, and live out her passions. She is real, honest, joyful, generous, and wise, and I can't imagine a better person with whom to have this conversation!In this episode you'll hear about:πŸ›£οΈ Dr. Mangona's journey to marriage and intimacy coaching.✈️ The importance of traveling alone with your partner.πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family travels to Big Bend National ParkπŸ˜„ The power of optimism in relationships.❀️‍πŸ”₯ The benefits of shared passions in a relationship.πŸ“² Learning to communicate with your partner.I really hope you enjoy this episode and I know that it will inspire you to Dare to Dream!For more information about Dr. Kate Mangona's work, be sure to check her out at:Websitehttps://www.medicinemarriageandmoney.com/Instagraminstagram.com/katemangonamdCouples Retreathttps://www.alexandrastockwell.com/honeymoon30-Day Intimacy Challengehttps://www.medicinemarriageandmoney.com/blank-pageFacebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/medicinemarriageandmoney/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/katemangonamd/Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 125: Lessons Learned on Kilimanjaro with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Feb 12 2024
Ep 125: Lessons Learned on Kilimanjaro with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Today's episode is a truly honest and vulnerable reflection on the value of doing hard things. Dr. Shehzad Batliwala, who featured as a guest in Ep. 53, was kind enough to join me for a second time on the podcast to talk about his recent trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Needless to say, his story is incredible! From joining the expedition on a whim, to taking on the steep learning curve that comes with trying new things, he walked away with so many lessons that have had a profound impact on his quest for personal growth. I'm thrilled that we get to hear them today, because they're applicable to all of our lives as physicians, goal-setters, and travelers!In this episode, you'll hear about:πŸ’‘ Finding inspiration to climb Kilimanjaro in his community.πŸ‹οΈ His last-minute preparation for the climb.✈️ Travel madness.πŸͺ’ Overcoming self-doubt and figuring out the ropes.🀩 The pure joy that comes with accomplishing something hard.πŸ“š The lessons he took back to all parts of life.❓ Where his next travel adventures will take him.I really hope you enjoy this episode and I hope that it inspires you to Dare to Dream!Dr. Shehzad Batliwala is an ophthalmologist, entrepreneur, and the man behind Visionary Doc. He has multiple passions in medicine, politics, technology, and space.For more information about his work, be sure to listen to our first episode, and check him out at:Visionary Dochttps://visionarydoc.com/@visionary_doc on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/visionary_doc@visionary.doc on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/visionary.docDare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 124 Travel for Different Seasons of Life with Dr. La Toya Luces-Sampson
Jan 15 2024
Ep 124 Travel for Different Seasons of Life with Dr. La Toya Luces-Sampson
The beauty of travel is that it can be anything you need and want it to be, for whatever chapter you're at in your life. It can be adventurous, relaxing, healing, horizon-expanding... you name it, and I think this episode really highlights the value in this versatility.I had the pleasure of having  Dr. La Toya Luces-Sampson back on the show for the second time after we first chatted in episodes 74 and 75.  She's a board-certified OBGYN and entrepreneur. I'm always just astounded to hear about her professional and travel adventures.In this episode, we talk about her relationship with travel and the value that she has gotten from different trips she has taken. We especially zoom in on a trip that she took to Cabo during her recent postpartum period, and she shares how it helped her heal, saved her marriage, and served as a major catalyst for her new postpartum service, Beyond the 4th Trimester.In this episode you'll hear about:🏁 Dr. La Toya's introduction to travel.✈️ The beauty of solo travel.🌍 Her connection to Africa that keeps her going back.πŸ’ The trip that saved her marriage.πŸ“š Her philosophy about travel.πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Traveling with kids.I really hope you enjoy this episode and I know that it will inspire you to Dare to Dream!For more information about Dr. La Toya's work, be sure to check her out at:Websitehttps://drtoyaobgyn.com/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/drtoyaobgyn/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/@DrToyaOBGYNLinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/la-toya-luces-sampson-md/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090007113038Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 123 Travel Planning Tips for the New Year Hosted by Dr. Tatyana Reznik
Jan 8 2024
Ep 123 Travel Planning Tips for the New Year Hosted by Dr. Tatyana Reznik
Hi everybody! I hope you were able to enjoy last week's episode, which was part 1 of an interview that I did with Dr. Tatyana Reznik on her podcast, the Voices of Women Physicians Podcast. This week we're back with part 2 to talk about travel planning tips for the new year.If I had to sum up the sentiment of this episode with a quote, it would be this: "Before we think of 'we can't,' think of 'we want' and 'how can we?'" This was certainly my approach to travel when I first started on this journey in 2022, and it didn't let me down. As a matter of fact, booking one trip at a time and thinking only about how to make that trip happen in terms of finances, work, family, etc... led me to travel outside the continental United States seven times within my first really dedicated year of travel!Of course, since then I've caught an even bigger case of the travel bug and I've learned a lot more about travel planning to make life easier, especially for women physicians like myself. So in this episode, I wanted to share my top tips with you all!In this episode we talk about:⏱️ Optimizing PTO timeπŸ’‘ Making it happen financially with travel hacks and "geographic arbitrage."πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Traveling with kidsπŸ“– How I like to frame travel within the different chapters of life.I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you're interested in learning more about Dr. Reznik's work, please don't hesitate to check out any of the resources below:Voices of Women Physicians Podcast  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/voices-of-women-physicians/id1630624425Joyful Success Life Coaching https://joyfulsuccessliving.comDare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 122 Life Planning Update Hosted by Dr. Tatyana Reznik
Jan 3 2024
Ep 122 Life Planning Update Hosted by Dr. Tatyana Reznik
I think life planning is one of the most powerful tools that we have for envisioning and building the life that we want. And as I always say, it's as helpful the 10th time as it is the first time!This week's episode is from a recent interview that I did with Dr. Tatyana Reznik on her podcast, the Voices of Women Physicians Podcast. Dr. Reznik is such a wonderful and joyful presence, and it was a huge pleasure to chat with her about life planning.If you've been listening to the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast for a while, you may have heard me talk about this topic and the three core questions that guide the life planning process. However, I think it's always helpful to revisit the topic, because life planning isn't something we do just once. It's an ongoing process that allows us to shape   and live our lives with clarity from the moment that we start doing it and onward.I hope you enjoy this episode, and as you'll hear towards the end of this episode, Dr. Reznik and I will be back with a part 2 of this conversation. If you're interested in learning more about Dr. Reznik's work, please don't hesitate to check out any of the resources below:Voices of Women Physicians Podcast  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/voices-of-women-physicians/id1630624425Joyful Success Life Coaching https://joyfulsuccessliving.comDare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Episode 121: Sleep Tips for Travel with Dr. Nishi Bhopal
Dec 18 2023
Episode 121: Sleep Tips for Travel with Dr. Nishi Bhopal
This week on the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Podcast, I'm thrilled to have a guest who truly embodies the spirit and name of this podcast. In just a few years, Dr. Nishi Bhopal has built the job and travel lifestyle that she always dreamed of by following her inner voice and aligning herself with her values. Dr. Bhopal is a board-certified Psychiatrist, Sleep Medicine Doctor, and Integrative Holistic Medicine physician, and prior to 2019, she had been working as a W2 employee in a pretty conventional psychiatry practice. In this position, however, she wasn't able to really provide the holistic treatment for patients that she wanted to be able to offer. So she took a deep breath, a leap of faith, and founded Pacific Integrative Psychiatry - a telemedicine practice based out of San Francisco where patients receive a whole-person approach to anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders, including nutrition, psychotherapy, and integrative and functional medicine.Fast forward a couple of years and the business is thriving, she is happier than ever with medicine, she has founded IntraBalance, an educational platform for physicians and therapists that offers courses and videos on clinical sleep medicine- and my favorite part of her story, she is traveling the world!In this episode, you'll hear about:Dr. Bhopal's introduction to and journey with sleep medicine.Expert tips to tackle jet-lagTrip planning to optimize sleepDr. Bhopal's top-five favorite places in the world.The growth opportunities that travel presents.Dr. Bhopal's wisdom for building your dream life.I really hope you enjoy this episode and I hope that it inspires you to Dare to Dream!To learn more about Dr. Nishi Bhopal's work and travel, visit her at:IG: https://www.instagram.com/intrabalance/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/intrabalanceMedical Practice: https://pacificintegrativepsych.com/Educational Platform: https://intrabalance.com/Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 120 Budgeting for Travel and Campervan Adventure Across Iceland with Dr. Elisa Chiang
Dec 11 2023
Ep 120 Budgeting for Travel and Campervan Adventure Across Iceland with Dr. Elisa Chiang
Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn  to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician https://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/Reference Links:  Ep 24: Change Your Mind Before Changing Your Job with Dr. Elisa Chianghttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1786900/9344465Ep 25: Grow Your Wealthy Mindset with Dr. Elisa Chianghttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1786900/9424363Ep 26: Abundance is Not a Number with Dr. Elisa Chianghttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1786900/9426039Grow Your Wealthy Mindset  Resources:The Grow Your Wealthy Mindsethttps://www.growyourwealthymindset.com/The Grow Your Wealthy Mindset Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-grow-your-wealthy-mindset-podcast/id1625701090Elizabeth β€œElisa” Chiang on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/elisachiang/Elisa Chiang on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ElisaChianghttps://www.facebook.com/GrowYourWealthyMindsetGrowyourwealthymindset on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/growyourwealthymindset/Wealthy Mindset MD on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/WealthyMindsetMD*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 118: Western Australia and Traveling Every Continent with Dr. Jess
Dec 4 2023
Ep 118: Western Australia and Traveling Every Continent with Dr. Jess
If you're a world traveler, you're definitely going to want to listen to Dr. Jess talk about her experiences! She's been to 78 countries across all seven continents, and she's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to trip planning and balancing physician life with travel.Dr. Jess was actually one of my biggest inspirations to start traveling more with my kids, and since she was also recently in Australia, now seemed like the perfect time to have her on the podcast.In this episode, we talk about:how Dr. Jess first started travelingthe details from her amazing trip to Western Australiasome of our cultural observations from traveling to AustraliaJess' top-5 favorite places to visit in Western AustraliaJess' top-5 favorite places to visit in the ENTIRE world.what's next in line for Dr. Jess' travelsI really hope you enjoy this episode and I hope that it inspires you to Dare to Dream!To see more of Dr. Jess' travels, be sure to check her out at:IG: https://instagram.com/wander.awhileWebsite: Wanderawhile.netDare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 112: Arctic Safari with Dr. Kelly, The Points and Miles Doc, Part 1
Sep 25 2023
Ep 112: Arctic Safari with Dr. Kelly, The Points and Miles Doc, Part 1
πŸŽ™ Episode 112: Arctic Safari with Dr. Kelly, The Points and Miles Doc, Part 1 is now live on the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Podcast! 🌍✨I love this chat with Dr. Kely as I learn how she balances being an off-the-beaten-path world traveler and a full-time surgeon in a leadership role. From her early days filled with curiosity about the world, to visiting national parks with her family and discovering a love for nature, to a path in engineering that intersected with language exchange programs in Uzbekistan and Russia.Listen in as Dr. Kelly shares how her travel experiences influenced her decision to become a doctor, and why she believes in the power of connecting with people from diverse backgrounds. For her, travel isn't just an escape, it's a vital means of preventing burnout and finding purpose in planning and looking forward to new life experiences.And don't miss the gem of our interview- as Dr. Kelly recounts her unforgettable trip to the Arctic! She takes us to The Floe Edge, a mesmerizing area where receding sea ice attracts a wide array of wildlife including the mythical Narwhal. Learn about the logistics, flights, and the unique reliance on snowmobiles due to the absence of roads. Dr. Kelly also sheds light on the crucial role played by Canadian and indigenous guides in this extraordinary expedition.Gain insights into the indigenous communities' lifestyle, their deep-seated family values, and their unwavering communal spirit. Dr. Kelly emphasizes the significance of communal support in the Arctic environment, underlining themes of survival and community strength.Put on your dream goggles and tune in to Part 1 of this fantastic interview! 🎧πŸ”₯You can listen to the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Podcast on any podcast app.#PhysicianTravelPodcast #ArcticAdventure #PointsAndMilesDoc #TravelInspiration #DareToDreamPodcast #MedicineAndTravel Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/Dr. Kelly's Resources:https://www.pointsandmilesdoc.com/pointsandmilesdoc on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pointsandmilesdoc/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/
Ep 111: Three Things That Went Wrong During My Multi-Generational Australia Trip
Sep 18 2023
Ep 111: Three Things That Went Wrong During My Multi-Generational Australia Trip
Embark on an epic adventure Down Under with Dr. Weili Gray as she recounts her unforgettable multi-generational journey through Australia. From visa hiccups to van lockouts to unbooked itineraries, every mishap became a chance for growth and bonding. Join us for a story of resilience, discovery, and the joy of travel.In this episode, discover how a Traveler’s Mindset shapes our experiences and changes us for the better. Check out the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Podcast on any podcast app. Listen now for valuable insights and inspiration to fuel your own travel dreams! πŸŒŸπŸ”— #DareToDreamPodcast #TravelAustralia #FamilyAdventures  #WanderlustJourney*** I used Google Fi during my Australia trip and it worked beautifully. I had 50 gigs of data on the same plan I can get in the US. But it worked internationally. If you want to have affordable coverage during your international travel without needing to worry about changing out e-sim's, consider getting Google Fi. You can use Dare to Dream Physician's referral code KCR6FV to get a $20 credit when you join. Not only are you saving money, you are also supporting the Podcast! Redeem it at https://g.co/fi/r/KCR6FV Dare to Dream Physician Resources:DM me on FB, IG, or LinkedIn to learn more about travel hacking with credit card points to get free flights, lodging, and more!Get a bonus with Rakuten AND support the Dare to Dream Physician!https://www.rakuten.com/r/NEODEN2Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicianshttps://daretodreamphysician.comDreamPhysician on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dreamphysician/LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/weili-gray-md/*** Are you a physician who would like to discover and live your best life now through travel? ***Join the Dare to Dream Physician Travel Facebook Community!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/878895016552178/