Episode 140: Hidden Local Gems

Part of the appeal of travel is to immerse yourself in a new culture and truly experience a location. One of the best ways to do that is to go where the locals go. But how do you find out where they are? And when you do find them, how do you blend in? We wanted to give some tips on why you want to search out these local hidden gems and how to find them, so let’s get started!

What is a hidden gem in your home town?

Episode 139: Colorado Skiing

Home to 26 ski areas and resorts, Colorado offers a wide range of options for adrenaline junkies of all ages and skill levels. From Skiing to snowboarding or tubing, sampling great food and beer or relaxing at the spa- Americas favorite winter play land has you covered. So let’s explore some of the wonderful opportunities out there for you catch a Rocky Mountain High (cue John Denver here)!

Episode 138: Foodie Travel

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a culture is to partake in some of the local cuisine. Fans of this podcast know that we sometimes get a little carried away when we talk about food or drinks on our trips. This week we thought it would be fun to highlight some “Foodie” options that you might not have realized were out there, and how they can add to your experience. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it!

Where have you had your best foodie experiences?

Episode 137: New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses and 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded. Peter and his husband Kevin took a two week vacation to New Zealand for  Kevin’s 40th birthday celebration  and their only regret in visiting is they wish they could have stayed longer. Peter is here to share favorite parts of his trip, and to share recommendations for those wishing to travel to this beautiful destination.
Have you been to New Zealand? What did you think?

Episode 136: This is Your Pilot Speaking – Part 2

Part 2 of Episode 136 continues with our special guest Peter Rogers! Peter is a pilot with a major airline where he currently flies the 787 to Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai,  London, Barcelona and Paris. He has also flown for the US Navy and  several domestic routes. We asked  him to join us because we have questions! Why do they do what they do?  How? We’ll get answers to questions we have all wondered…straight from the pilot’s mouth!
What have you always wanted to know about the people piloting your plane?

Episode 136: This is Your Pilot Speaking – Part 1

Meet our special guest Peter Rogers! Peter is a pilot with a major airline where he currently flies the 787 to Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai,  London, Barcelona and Paris. He has also flown for the US Navy and  several domestic routes. We asked  him to join us because we have questions! Why do they do what they do?  How? We’ll get answers to questions we have all wondered…straight from the pilot’s mouth!
What have you always wanted to know about the people piloting your plane?

Episode 135: Adventures by Disney

We’ve done some past episodes on Adventures by Disney and what makes their trips unique and exciting. Some people, however, don’t want to start off with a week or more on a tour because they’re not sure they’ll like it. Well, Disney has the answer for that: Try one of their shorter weekend tours! These are the perfect way to get your feet wet before diving right in and it gives you a great idea of what you can expect. Robin was fortunate recently to experience the Adventures by Disney tour in San Francisco and we can’t wait for you to hear about it.

Episode 134: What to Expect When You Use a Travel Agent

A long time ago when we were just a baby podcast, we tackled the topic of why you should use a Travel Agent (Episode 9 to be exact)! With this podcast, we want to revisit the topic, but with a slightly different spin. Hopefully, in 134 episodes, we have been able to show you the value an agent brings to your trip. But today, we want to talk about what you can expect when you contact an agent to work on your trip. We are frequently asked how exactly it all works, so we reveal the great mysteries of working with an agent.

Episode 133: Strange & Wonderful Travel

The world is full of destinations waiting to be explored, this week we thought we would discuss some unique travel options you may not know even existed. That about covers it…listen in and decide if these places are weird enough for you!

What is your weirdest destination you have visited or want to visit?

Episode 132: Karisma Resorts – Gourmet Inclusive in Riviera Maya

Karisma resorts pride themselves on their Gourmet Inclusive Experience. You can taste it in the food they serve and see it in their award winning restaurants. Combine that with their gorgeous locations and luxurious all inclusive resorts and you have several gems to chose from in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Sandy has just returned from a research trip  where she got to experience several of these first hand ,so lets hear about it

Have you stayed at a Karisma resort? Please share what you think!