Episode 62: How to Work with a Travel Agent

Episode 62: How to Work with a Travel Agent

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today’s episode is all about how to work with a travel agent. Planning a vacation can be stressful, and you shouldn’t have to try to do it on your own. Travel agents are the solution – we can ensure that you have the perfect vacation while keeping your pockets satisfied. As a travel agent myself, there are a few pointers that I can give you to ensure that the travel planning, and eventually the traveling itself, goes as smoothly as possible, and that you end up exactly where you never knew you wanted to go. Here are a few tips: [01:25] How do you envision your trip? Before you even call your travel agent, you need to think about how you want your trip to go. You need to…
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Episode 61:  How to Budget for Vacation

Episode 61: How to Budget for Vacation

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] In today’s episode, I need to talk about vacation budgets. If you don’t know how to budget properly, it can have serious consequences on your finances. Not everyone’s money has no limits, and the thought of a more-than-average vacation could seem out of reach for many people. As a travel agent, I start things off by asking about my clients’ budgets. Why? So that I can make that budget work for the kind of vacation that you want to have. I’m not here to max out your budget, trust me. But it’s also about being realistic. You need to know your money. Today, I’m going to give you the tips and tricks that you need to implement in your vacation planning so that you can have that luxury…
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Episode 60: Travel Talk with Karen Gershowitz

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Episode 60 is here! There are so many interesting people in the world, and today’s guest is certainly one of those interesting people. Today, I’m talking to Karen Gershowitz. She’s a recently-retired successful businesswoman, author, and mentor. Plus, while holding down a full-time job, she traveled to over 90 countries. If you ever need an example of what is possible, Karen’s whole life is that example. In this episode, you will get to hear about her fascinating life of travel, career, and adventure, and she will show you how you can take advantage of every opportunity to have the kinds of experiences that most will only dream of. Let’s get into it: [02:35] Getting into travel. As a child in New York, Karen’s mom would take her to museums,…
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Episode 59: The Psychological Benefits of Vacationing with Dr. Leo Flanagan

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today is a bit of a different episode. We’re going to talk about the importance of taking a vacation. Yes, taking vacations is not just for having fun once a year. They’re also there for your health. Now, they’re only good for your health if you properly prepare yourself beforehand. In this episode, I have Dr. Leo Flanagan, psychologist and trauma expert, and he is going to tell us exactly why vacations are so important, how we can transform our vacations to get the most health benefits from our time off, and why we need to be more conscious of our work-life balance. Let’s go: [02:36] Who is Dr. Flanagan? Dr. Leo Flanagan has been a psychologist for 35 years, he was a Cornell faculty member for 11 years,…
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Episode 58: Villas of Distinction

Episode 58: Villas of Distinction

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Have you ever thought about renting out a villa for your vacation? It probably sounds too expensive, so you’d rather go to an all-inclusive resort, right? Well, Steve from Villas of Distinction is here today to talk about the benefits of staying at a vacation home rather than at a resort. Not only will you have the entire vacation home to yourself and your travel group, but you can arrange to have every imaginable service at your disposal during your stay. The best part? Your value for money is actually higher for a vacation home than it is for a resort. If that sounds too good to be true, Steve will settle all the doubts you may have. Here we go: [03:06] Villas of Distinction Villas of Distinction has…
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Episode 57: When The Seat Belt Sign Goes Off with Nicole L. Davis

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I get to talk to Nicole L. Davis. Nicole’s career was on its way to her becoming an international businesswoman when she decided to make a change and become a flight attendant for a major airline.  In this episode, she will be getting into the details about her life as a flight attendant - it’s not the lifestyle that you’re imagining it is, but she does get to travel the world. She also talks about her book, When TheSeatbelt Sign Goes Off, and there are a few things that she wants travellers to know about flight etiquette. Let’s go: [02:33] Nicole’s travel history. Nicole’s childhood travels consisted of driving down from Michigan to Alabama to visit family every summer. Nicole’s grandfather worked in the airline industry, and her flying experience came from traveling with him to the West…
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Episode 56: Pros and Cons of Travel Insurance with Laura Adams

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I am talking to Laura Adams, finance analyst, and insurance expert. She has been in over 2000 interviews, featured on major networks such as ABC World News, NBC, CBS, and FOX. She knows what she’s talking about. We’re going to talk about all things travel insurance. This is one of my favourite topics, and it’s also extremely important for those who want to travel. You may not think you need travel insurance - after all, nothing has ever happened to you on your trips. You’ve never lost your luggage, you’ve never been ill, and you’ve never had to cancel a trip for any reason. Just because nothing has gone wrong before, doesn’t mean it never will, and when it does, you’ll want to have travel insurance -…
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Episode 55: I’m Back! Hideaway at Royalton Negril

Episode 55: I’m Back! Hideaway at Royalton Negril

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] For this episode, I am going to be telling you about my experience staying at The Hideaway at Royalton Negril in Jamaica. The previous time I stayed in Jamaica, I spent 2 weeks at the Royalton Negril. Both the Royalton Negril and the Hideaway are on the same property, but are separate resorts - the Hideaway is the adult-only side of the property. Today, I’ll be giving you my tips, tricks, and suggestions for when you decide to take a vacation to Negril, Jamaica. Here we go: [01:31] A real vacation. I spent a week in Negril, Jamaica. Unlike my other vacations, I didn’t take my work along with me, so I spent the week having a real vacation. I also traveled with my best friend, her husband, her daughter, and her…
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Episode 54: Travel Talk with Stacey Weston-Azim

Episode 54: Travel Talk with Stacey Weston-Azim

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I’ll be talking to Stacey from She Travelin’. Stacey has been to over 40 countries, she has traveled solo and in groups, she has done road trips, stayed in hostels in Portugal and Singapore, and she even owns an RV. We’ll be talking about all of that and more as we get to know this incredible woman who’s making it happen for herself and others. Let’s get into it: [02:03] Stacey’s travels growing up. Growing up, Stacey’s travels consisted of road trips to California and Michigan to visit family, stopping along the way at landmarks. The first time she got on an airplane was in 1980. Her first international trip was an exchange program of 2 weeks in Venezuela. [08:48] Stacey’s fear of flying. Whenever Stacey has to fly, she…
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Episode 53:  Travel Talk with Tiffany Heard

Episode 53: Travel Talk with Tiffany Heard

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I have Tiffany Heard on the show! Tiffany is a Ghana travel expert, author of Hues of Africa, blogger, volunteer, and world traveller. We’re going to get into all things Africa - what she has experienced in her many visits there, and what we need to know when we decide to visit Africa ourselves. This episode is definitely going to inspire you to learn more, travel more, and experience more, especially all over Africa. Here we go: [02:20] Who is Tiffany? Tiffany is the recently published author of Hues of Africa: Journey Between the Lines, an Africa-themed adult colouring and activity book. She is a blogger, travel content creator, vlogger, and she has her Master’s Degree in Social work. [03:09] Did you grow up traveling? Tiffany doesn’t recall traveling…
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