Episode 144: Traveling with Larger Families

Do you have a larger family?  What do you do when you have 5 or more family members?  Larger families can create special challenges that smaller groups don’t have to face.  Whether it is making dinner reservations, finding the right number of beds for everyone at the resort or anticipating needs of different generations.  The #1 key for any vacation with a large group is advanced planning with your friendly Outlander travel agent. Spontaneity can be hard with a large group, and with varied opinions and interests, it is much better to tell the kids the activities that you have planned each day, than to solicit suggestions. We discuss those challenges and how to find the right fits so that everyone gets the absolute best vacation. What do you have for tips?

Episode 143: Fall at Disney

One of our favorite topics here at Outlander Travel is Disney! Lucky for us, and you our faithful listeners is that there is always something new and exciting going on for us to talk about! This week we are going to talk about all the fun experiences you can have at Walt Disney World and Disneyland this Fall!
What do you love about Disney in the autumn?

Episode 142: Responsible Travel

 One of the things we love about travel is discovering new destinations and having an authentic experience. But how do you know when “living like a local” is actually hurting things? We saw an interesting photo recently that was posted in Lisbon, Portugal, about some unintended consequences of using AirBnb, and before long people were chiming in about similar situations in other cities. This is just one example, so this week we wanted to give you some tips on being a mindful traveler.
Do you practice mindful travel? What are your tips?

Episode 141: Carnival Magic

As you know, we love cruising here at Outlander Travel. We love booking and planning cruises for our clients, and we love taking them as well. Recently, Elizabeth set sail aboard the Carnival Magic with a small group of her clients who love to game together. The bi-annual event is called Club MACE and it gets better and better each year. But we are not here to talk about Dungeons and Dragons at sea… we are here to talk about the vessel that carried them this time: The Carnival Magic!

What do you think of Carnival as a cruise line? Do you have a favorite cruise line? Let us know!

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?