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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Episode 74: Travel Talk with Will Hollingworth

Episode 74: Travel Talk with Will Hollingworth

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] This is going to be an exciting episode! I always want to motivate my listeners to travel, whether it’s to another country or to a town a couple of hours away. My guest today has been doing the same through his books, social media posts, and wherever else he can encourage people to take that first step. Today, I’m talking to William Hollingworth. He is the author of All 48: Drive Your Dreams, a true story about him and his wife, Jessica, as they navigate young parenthood, William’s deployment in the army, and into the spontaneous road trip that sparked their desire to see more of the world. In this episode, you will hear about their journey, how to plan for a road trip, how to get double the…
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Episode 73: Riu Palace Costa Rica

Episode 73: Riu Palace Costa Rica

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] In the last two episodes, I spoke about Costa Rica and my stay at Planet Hollywood. Today, I’m talking about my stay at Riu Palace Costa Rica, and I’m going to do a comparison between Riu Palace and Planet Hollywood at the end, so stick around for that. After spending two weeks at Planet Hollywood, I went to spend a week at Riu Palace. Unfortunately, I did fall ill during my stay, so I didn’t get to have the complete Riu Palace experience, but I did experience enough to give you guys a rundown of the resort so that you can make an informed decision for your vacation. Here we go: [02:41] Riu Palace. If I’m staying at a Riu resort, you best know it’s a Riu Palace. I have certain…
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Episode 72: Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

Episode 72: Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Welcome back to another episode about Costa Rica!This time, I’ll be telling you about Planet Hollywood, the all-inclusive resort where I stayed for two whole weeks in Costa Rica.There are many reviews online about every resort and experience, and sometimes you can’t tell if they’re reliable or not, so I went to experience Planet Hollywood and Riu Palace Costa Rica so that I could give you my recommendations as a travel agent for when you decide to visit Costa Rica. This is what you need to know: [01:43] Vacation like a star. This is Planet Hollywood’s motto, and it started the moment I stepped out of the vehicle and on to the red carpet. Yes. The red carpet. Planet Hollywood is themed after Hollywood and they treat you like a…
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Episode 71: I’m Back from Costa Rica

Episode 71: I’m Back from Costa Rica

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] After the ordeal that I spoke about in the previous episode, I finally had my vacation in Costa Rica. Despite the flight cancellation that delayed my trip by one day, I still managed to spend around 21 days in Costa Rica, and it was amazing. If you ever get the opportunity to go to Costa Rica, there are a few things that you need to know, and a few experiences that you need to have in order to make it the most memorable vacation you could possibly take. Let’s get into it: [01:44] Getting to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama, and connects North and South America. If you’re flying into Costa Rica, it’s important to note that the two largest airports are…
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