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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Episode 80: Marijuana Tourism

Episode 80: Marijuana Tourism

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] It’s episode 80, y’all! I feel like we know each other well enough now, right? Today’s episode is going to be all about cannabis tourism, and because we know each other so well, I’m going to be calling it weed as well. It is March 28th, which is National Weed Appreciation Day (not the kind of weed we’re talking about today), and that gave me the idea to find out everything I could about cannabis and tourism, and let me tell you - it’s been enlightening! This is what you need to know: [02:18] Cannabis Tourism. Cannabis Tourism is defined as “leisure travel done for the purpose of indulging in marijuana use in areas where it is legal.” If you want to avoid trouble on your vacation in a…
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Episode 79: Wellness Travel

Episode 79: Wellness Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, we’re taking a few deep breaths and talking about wellness travel. According to the Wellness Tourism Association, wellness travel is “travel that allows the traveler to maintain, enhance, or kickstart a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase one’s sense of wellbeing.” It is so important to live inward, find ourselves, and experience true wellbeing, and if you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while, you know how many guests have said that travel is the best way to discover who you are, down to your core. Here we go: [03:31] Different reasons for wellness vacations. Besides the great health benefits of taking a wellness vacation, there are many reasons for deciding to take one. Some people want to improve their quality of life, connect with themselves and…
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Episode 78: Sports Travel

Episode 78: Sports Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] People go on vacations for all sorts of reasons. From people who like history to people who like going on wellness vacations, ski vacations, and beach vacations, there is a vacation to cater to anyone’s interests. That includes sports. This is a theme that not many people talk about, so I’m going to talk about it today. Let’s get into it: [02:05] Did you know? According to the Travel Industry Association, around 40% of American adults travel 50+ miles to attend a sporting event. These aren’t only major sporting events. There are an increasing number of parents incorporating their childrens’ competitive sports into their vacation planning. This is being called TournCations (tournaments + vacations). The US Youth Sports economy is a $17Billion industry! [03:50] There are three types of sports…
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Episode 77: Plan B Tips for Traveling During a Pandemic

Episode 77: Plan B Tips for Traveling During a Pandemic

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] It’s been two years since the Covid pandemic shut down the entire planet. When you’re traveling, you need to have a Plan B. Especially during these times when everything could change in an instant and cause problems for your Plan A. No one wants to have to think about bad stuff when traveling. We all just want to travel and have a good time and enjoy our vacations. That’s great and all, but you also don’t want to be having a great vacation and be unprepared for that one time that something bad goes down. This is what you need to know: [05:22] Travel insurance. Travel insurance is something I talk about often. It’s one of those expenses that you just need to have. It’s not just there if…
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Episode 76: Black History Themed Travel

Episode 76: Black History Themed Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] It is finally here! Black History Month has arrived, and I am so excited! Today’s episode is about black history and travel, and I wanted to reflect on the fact that I have the freedom to actually travel to wherever I want to spend my vacation. So, today’s episode is celebrating black history and I’m going to give you some ways that you can add a little bit of black history into your trip, no matter where you go. Let’s get into it: [02:36] The Negro Motorist Green Book The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by Victor Hugo Green to help black people travel during a time when white people refused to let them stay in their hotels and eat in their restaurants, among other things. The book provides…
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Episode 75: How to Incorporate Romance into Travel

Episode 75: How to Incorporate Romance into Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s episode is all about romance, and because this is a travel podcast, I’m talking about spicing up your travels with some romance. There are the usual romantic trips, such as the weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, anniversaries, vow renewals, or whichever milestone you want to celebrate. This episode is not about those trips. Today, I’m talking about the ‘just because’ trips – those trips you take for no reason other than to treat yourselves or to have a good time over a weekend. Take a trip with your significant other, and just sprinkle some romance on top. There’s no reason why not to do it. Here’s how you can do that: [05:16] Adult-only resorts. If you want to focus on being adults, or you’re trying to have…
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