Episode 47: Travel Talk with D. Carrie

Episode 47: Travel Talk with D. Carrie

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] This week, I talk to fellow podcaster, dCarrie. She is the host of the Travel N Sh!t Podcast, and she is a solo woman of colour traveller. If you have ever thought you don’t have enough money to travel, or you’re not ready to travel, or you can’t travel like ‘other people’, dCarrie has got you. Even with a full-time job, she has been proving to the world why she is a strong advocate of “we all get to go.” Let us dive into this conversation: [03:58] Travel N Sh!t. Every week on the Travel N Sh!t Podcast, you can hear conversations on how travel intersects with regular life. [05:09] How to better pay attention to yourself. While you are traveling, it’s important to check in on yourself. One of the…
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CoCo Bongo: An Epic Night of Fun

CoCo Bongo: An Epic Night of Fun

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If you are looking for some nightlife, off the property of your resort, may I suggest CoCo Bongo! Should you find yourself in a destination where this fun energetic Las Vegas meets Cirque du Soleil, then you should make it a point to spend an evening full of good music, entertainment, and fun. What is Coco Bongo? Coco Bongo is a nightclub that plays music with a show. The latest hits, as well as the hottest hits from back in the day. While some of the music is playing, a full show maybe on stage perform that song. You could see impersonators from Michael Jackson to Brittney Spears to The Mask. There are confetti, balloons, acrobats, show girls, dancers, smoke and more! And all of this going on while you…
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Episode 46: How to Pick an All-Inclusive Resort

Episode 46: How to Pick an All-Inclusive Resort

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Have you ever asked someone for an all-inclusive resort recommendation, only to get too many options to choose from? Or, have you received a recommendation that didn’t live up to the hype? Today, I’ll be giving you things to look for when you can’t decide on the right all-inclusive resort. Let’s get into it: [01:38] Call a travel agent.If you’re having a hard time finding a resort that suits every one of your needs, asking a travel agent is the best solution.Travel agents travel to many resorts, and they’re able to come up with the best option for your specific needs. [02:17] Know what’s important to you.Whether you’re working with a travel agent or not, you need to know what you want from a resort.If you don’t know…
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Episode 45: How to Cut Cost After Booking a Vacation

Episode 45: How to Cut Cost After Booking a Vacation

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Have you ever put together the last of your coins just to go on your vacation, and hoped that you don’t get any surprise out-of-pocket expenses? I’m willing to bet you’ve been there or you know someone who’s been there. Today, I’m going to be giving you the tips and tricks for when you need that vacation, but you can’t afford any of the extras. Let’s get into these tips on how to cut cost after booking a vacation: [02:13] Check luggage. If you want to avoid paying for your baggage to fly with you, you need to get into packing light. Some airlines allow up to two carry-on bags, and that’s more than enough to fit all your essentials. By simply taking some detergent, you can pack…
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My Stay:  Reflect Krystal Grand Los Cabos Review

My Stay: Reflect Krystal Grand Los Cabos Review

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I was on a business trip in Cabo San Lucas and Reflect Krystal Grand Los Cabos was the host hotel for my 3 days of stay.  Located about 20 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport, the resort sits directly on the beach with stunning views of the ocean. Reflect Krystal Grand is not an adult-only resort and open to all travelers and includes a kids club for the little ones, as well as it is all-inclusive. I stayed 3 days at this resort, and it was an interesting stay.  Here is my review on my stay and the resort. Hotel Check-in As soon as my transportation pulled into the entry way of the resort, I was already feeling some type of way about the resort. The first impression was not favorable.…
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Episode 44: Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Episode 44: Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I’m going to tell you a bit about my three week vacation at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. That’s right. I spent three weeks working remotely from an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. You can find it in Los Cabos, Mexico. There, you have a great chance of bumping into a few celebrities, because everyone owns a place there. Cabo is also where you can see the famous “El Arco”. Let’s get into it: [02:18] Riu resorts. The Riu brand is family-owned, and specialises in vacation resorts. They’re based in Mexico, but they’ve made their way to 20 countries around the world. I learned this fact at trivia night during my stay. You’re welcome. [03:07] The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Resort. From the airport, you can get there within…
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Episode 43: Travel Talk with Rachel V. Hill

Episode 43: Travel Talk with Rachel V. Hill

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today, I sit down and talk to Rachel V. Hill. She was named one of 11 Influencial black women in travel that you should know. Having her on this show is a dream come true. She’s going to share her story from retiring from her 6-figure job at the age of 27, to traveling the world for 6 years, to retiring as a travel influencer, to running a marketing agency. Let’s jump into it: [02:37] Rachel’s travel journey. Rachel started travelling when she was younger, going on frequent family trips to explore the US - people always assume travelling means taking trips abroad. Her love for travel came from reading books about fascinating destinations all across the world. Through her high school international studies program, she was able to take…
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Episode 42: Cruise vs All-Inclusive Resort

Episode 42: Cruise vs All-Inclusive Resort

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] In this episode, I’ll be giving you the similarities and differences between all-inclusive resorts and cruises. These are two very different types of vacation, and choosing which is best will be different for everybody. In the end, your choice of vacation depends on what you want to experience, and sometimes that means there are extra costs - if you can afford it, don’t let those extra costs get in the way of you living the best life on your vacation. Here are some similarities and differences: [02:29] Food and Drinks.Food is included for both all-inclusive resorts and cruises.The difference is the kinds of restaurants that are included - for most cruises, the specialty restaurants would be a minimal additional cost. At all-inclusive resorts, all the specialty restaurants are…
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Episode 41: Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly While Traveling

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Today’s episode is a bit different. Usually, when I talk about taking a trip, I talk air travel. But, sometimes you just want to get into your car and take a long drive somewhere and have a good time with family or friends. Especially during the pandemic, where people are either uncomfortable with flying or there are some restrictions on flights, taking a road trip is a great way to still go out and experience different places. Joining me today, is Tripp Peek. He is the Director of Retail Operations at Tire Discounters, the largest 100% family-owned and operated independent tire provider in the US. We’re going to be talking about how to ensure your vehicle is good to go for a long-distance trip. Here are some tips…
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Episode 40: Work and Wanderlust

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] There are so many people telling you to quit your job, sell your belongings, and travel the world on $50 a day. That’s one way of doing it, but it’s not for everyone. If you have a 9-to-5 job, you can travel the world and still collect your salary! Don’t believe me? I’ve been working a full-time job in corporate America for 22 years, and I’ve been travelling to all sorts of places. Since the pandemic started, and my company has allowed us to work remotely, I have been able to work from several vacation destinations. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your work and travel: [05:42] Plan your work and travel. If you’re travelling for work, consider adding a few…
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