Take Me With You Podcast

(Ep. 108) Abandoned Exploring with Dana C Burkey

November 23, 2020 Ryan & Cheryl Season 3 Episode 4
Take Me With You Podcast
(Ep. 108) Abandoned Exploring with Dana C Burkey
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Take Me With You Podcast
(Ep. 108) Abandoned Exploring with Dana C Burkey
Nov 23, 2020 Season 3 Episode 4
Ryan & Cheryl

This week, YouTuber Dana C Burkey joins us to share about her niche travel interest: abandoned exploring. We hear about what inspired Dana’s love of this hobby, and where it’s taken her to! 


  • Packing lists 
    • By hand! 
    • Judging Cheryl 
    • Doesn’t forget things 
  • Abandon Exploring 
    • Chernobyl 
      • What Cheryl does/doesn’t know 
      • Dana explains what happens 
    • Former hospitals, ghost towns, military forts 
    • Goodnoe HIlls, WA 
      • Ghost town 
    • Satsop Nuclear Power Plant 
    • Mansfield Ohio State Reformatory 
      • Filming site of Shawshank Redemption 
    • Rules 
      • Don’t do damage to the site 
      • Often you don’t tag a location 
      • Have to use context clues to find the location 
      • Google “abandon things” 
    • Went to “devil’s tower” with random teenagers 
      • Tagging the building, skateboarding 
    • History of a place 
      • Sometimes its not possible to know 
      • Sometimes there are plaques, sometimes it can be found online 
    • Joined a fb group 
      • Rules about not giving location/asking about locations or you will get banned 
      • It is ok to ask about places without directly asking the actual location 
      • You have to do the work 
    • A dead deer that looked like a dead lion in Ohio 



Wish You Were Here 

Cheryl: Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula, MT 

Dana: The Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, OR 

Ryan: The Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia  


Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @tmwypodcast 

Leave us a voicemail (or text message): (406)763-8699 

Email: tmwypodcast@gmail.com 

Follow Dana: YouTube: danacburkey Instagram: @danaburkeyexplores  

Show Notes

This week, YouTuber Dana C Burkey joins us to share about her niche travel interest: abandoned exploring. We hear about what inspired Dana’s love of this hobby, and where it’s taken her to! 


  • Packing lists 
    • By hand! 
    • Judging Cheryl 
    • Doesn’t forget things 
  • Abandon Exploring 
    • Chernobyl 
      • What Cheryl does/doesn’t know 
      • Dana explains what happens 
    • Former hospitals, ghost towns, military forts 
    • Goodnoe HIlls, WA 
      • Ghost town 
    • Satsop Nuclear Power Plant 
    • Mansfield Ohio State Reformatory 
      • Filming site of Shawshank Redemption 
    • Rules 
      • Don’t do damage to the site 
      • Often you don’t tag a location 
      • Have to use context clues to find the location 
      • Google “abandon things” 
    • Went to “devil’s tower” with random teenagers 
      • Tagging the building, skateboarding 
    • History of a place 
      • Sometimes its not possible to know 
      • Sometimes there are plaques, sometimes it can be found online 
    • Joined a fb group 
      • Rules about not giving location/asking about locations or you will get banned 
      • It is ok to ask about places without directly asking the actual location 
      • You have to do the work 
    • A dead deer that looked like a dead lion in Ohio 



Wish You Were Here 

Cheryl: Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula, MT 

Dana: The Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, OR 

Ryan: The Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia  


Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @tmwypodcast 

Leave us a voicemail (or text message): (406)763-8699 

Email: tmwypodcast@gmail.com 

Follow Dana: YouTube: danacburkey Instagram: @danaburkeyexplores