This is No Blackout Dates.

What's up podcast listener. We're Eben and Tim, two travel journos and general life enthusiasts. 

We started No Blackout Dates to provide a forum for honest, unfiltered conversation about travel. As travel media pros we travel all over the world, and now we’re going to show you a different side of the travel industry, peeling back that glamorous curtain and giving you an inside look at the people and stories who make travel an irreplaceable part of our lives.


This isn’t a show to help you figure out how to quit your desk job and travel, and we’re certainly not going to give you a blueprint for backpacking your way across the world. What you WILL get is pro-level insight into how travel affects everything in a person’s life from work to family and from recreation to responsibilities.

Our guests include prominent personalities in the travel world including fellow travel writers, a pro basketball player turned pro traveler, a celebrity NYC pizza chef, and yes, even the mythical influencers you can’t stop following on Instagram. 

So strap in and get ready for a wild ride every week, because we don’t know where the hell this thing is going.

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*This podcast is not affiliated with or endorsed by Matador Network.


About Eben Diskin


Eben is a staff writer at Matador Network, an amateur pizza connoisseur, and a mediocre slow-pitch softball player. He has traveled to over 35 countries, lived in the UK for a year, and has a serious case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).


About Tim Wenger


Tim Wenger is a travel journalist and author based in Colorado. He serves as an Associate Editor at Matador Network, where he's filed work from four continents, often looking at the intersection of outdoor recreation, conservation, and the economy.