Episode 90: If Your Luggage is Lost/Delayed

Episode 90: If Your Luggage is Lost/Delayed

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In episode 88, I talked about how you can minimize your chances of your luggage getting lost or delayed. In today’s episode, I will be talking about the things that you can do if your luggage either doesn’t arrive at your destination or arrives a few days later. This happened to one of us in our group when we travelled to Riu Baja California, and it is not the way you want to be starting your vacation. Let’s get into it: [02:35] Packing. When you’re packing for your vacation, you want to make sure you’ve packed enough into your carry-on luggage to comfortably get through 24 hours at your destination. Pack one outfit, essential toiletries, medications, and a swimsuit for those beach destinations. [03:59] Report the issue and fill out the forms.…
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Episode 89: Riu Baja California

Episode 89: Riu Baja California

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Last month, I stayed at the Riu Baja California in Cabo San Lucas for 6 days, and this time I travelled for vacation and not as a travel agent. In this episode, I will be going through the experience I had so that you can have the information you may need to decide if you want to stay at this resort on your vacation. Let’s go: [01:40] Who is it for? The resort is adults-only (18+). I would say it’s for singles, couples, and groups looking to turn up and have a great time. The price point for this resort is also really good, if that’s something you’re considering. [02:17] The vibe. If you’re looking for a resort with a young, fun, chilled, and exciting vibe, and you want to have a good time,…
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Episode 88: Lost Luggage

Episode 88: Lost Luggage

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Welcome to Episode 88! After returning home from a trip in Cabo San Lucas with 9 other people, one person had to wait several days to receive her luggage. So, today’s episode is going to be about what you can do to minimize your risk of losing your luggage. Disclaimer: These are not 100% guaranteed to prevent your luggage being lost or delayed. They’re only to minimise your chances. Let’s go: [02:12] Check your bags in a timely manner. If you are arriving at the airport at the last moment, you’re only increasing the chances that your luggage isn’t going to be on the same flight as you. Some airlines will even refuse to allow you to check in after a certain time. Give your luggage enough time to make the…
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Episode 87: I Stayed There: Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Episode 87: I Stayed There: Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

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As you heard in Episode 86, I spoke about my stay at Impressive Premium Resort, Punta Cana. After leaving Impressive Premium, I took a taxi down the road to stay at Secrets Royal Beach, Punta Cana. In this episode, I will be giving you the downlow on what to expect if you decide to stay at this AAA-rated All-Inclusive resort. Let’s go: [01:51] Who is this resort for? This is an adults-only resort (18+), for those who want to have a vacation without having to worry about their kids (and especially other peoples’ kids). The Secrets® brand makes me think of couples who want to experience luxury, romance, and a good time. [03:02] The Vibe. The vibe at this resort is definitely for the grown and sexy that enjoy luxury, style, class, romance,…
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Episode 86: I Stayed There: Impressive Premium Resort

Episode 86: I Stayed There: Impressive Premium Resort

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Since the last episode, I’ve been staying at various resorts so that I can give you suggestions, advice, and insight into staying at these resorts during your travels. Even though some resorts invite me to stay there, I will always be keeping it real for my clients, so you will hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this episode, I’ll be talking about my stay at Impressive Premium Resort, Punta Cana. Let’s go: [01:52] A Premium 5 Star Resort? The Impressive Resorts have two sides - Impressive Punta Cana, and Impressive Premium Punta Cana. The Premium side of the resort boasts a Premium 5 Star Resort. In my professional and personal opinion, it’s a really good 3-star resort. It’s around 20 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. [02:34] A good time…
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Episode 85: Hot Tips to Keep Family Travel Fun

Episode 85: Hot Tips to Keep Family Travel Fun

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In this episode, I talk to Brian Noggle, co-founder of Frankie Dean® Dream Blankets™. We are going to be talking about traveling with family - as y’all know, I’m single with no kids, so I invited Brian to share his tips for keeping family travel fun for those of you who want to get into travel with your kids. Let’s go: [02:03] A bit about Brian. Brian is a psychologist, registered nurse, husband to Jenavie, and father to two kids under the age of 5. Jenavie was a Children’s Special Needs Counsellor. When their second-born was in the NICU for two months, they found that giving him an object with Jenavie’s scent on it, he started thriving when they weren’t with him. This is what led to Frankie Dean Dream…
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Episode 84: I’m Back

Episode 84: I’m Back

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I took some time off, and I really felt like I needed to address this. Many people told me not to bring attention to my hiatus and to just continue releasing episodes from where I left off, but things have happened in the last few months and I feel that I need to talk about how travel has helped me get back to where I want to be. Let’s go: [02:07] When I started travelling. It all started when I wanted to be a travel agent, and people don’t want to book from a travel agent who doesn’t travel, so I travelled to get all that experience and see the world. [02:31] Travelling to heal my soul. In 2014, I went through a divorce, and I was using travel at that point…
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Episode 83: Sex and Travel

Episode 83: Sex and Travel

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Welcome to episode 83! Today, I’m joined by writer and body image advocate, Laura Delarato. Today, we’re getting into all things self-love, sex, and travel. Being comfortable with has a big influence on both your sex life and your travel, and we are going to dive deep and talk about ways that you can become more comfortable with yourself so that you can live your best sex and travel life. Let’s get into it: [02:36] A bit about Laura. After struggling with eating disorders for many years, Laura started working at The Pleasure Chest sex toy shop, where she learned how to teach people to make good decisions for their bodies for pleasure. She then realized that she wasn’t making those decisions for herself, and her body image and sex education…
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Episode 82: Music Festival Travel with Johnny McLean

Episode 82: Music Festival Travel with Johnny McLean

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I have a good friend of mine, podcaster, music festival connoisseur, traveller, Johnny Mclean.xv This episode is going to be so good. For the past few episodes, we’ve dedicated them to specific niches of travel, and today, we’re getting into Music Festival Travel. Everybody loves music. If you love music AND travel, you may want to merge the two, and music festival travel is the perfect way to do that. ABOUT JOHNNY MCLEAN Johnny has been a life long music lover, performer, and producer. In 2018 he launched the brand SoCal Live Music Review and from there set out to share his love of music through both blogging and podcasting. MyFestivalChecklist.com was born out of attending music festivals and constantly needing to remember what to pack.  Beyond…
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Episode 81: Bleisure Travel

Episode 81: Bleisure Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Do you remember when we would travel somewhere and we would always get the question, “business or pleasure?” When I first graduated college, I would travel for my first job, and that was business travel. We didn’t have social media, so no one was taking advantage of all the opportunities that we now know exist. If I knew about bleisure travel, believe me, I would’ve been living my best travel life a long time ago. Today, if I get asked the question, “business or pleasure?”, I’m saying both business AND pleasure, which is what we’re going to talk about today, and it’s known as Bleisure Travel. Here we go: [04:25] Bleisure Travel. If you’re traveling for business, you can actually do more than just business. You could go to…
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