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!

Episode 131: Asheville, NC

Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists’ studios. There isn’t anybody who wouldn’t find things to love about Asheville; a foodie’s delight, and outdoors lover’s paradise, a golfer’s dream getaway, a great place to be pampered and rejuvenate your soul, a canvas just waiting to be photographed… and best of all there just isn’t a bad time of year to visit!

What do you think of Asheville? Let us know!

Episode 130: Disney’s Pandora

Seven years ago Disney announced that they were creating a new land at their Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. At that time, Avatar was one of the biggest movies around. Fast forward to 2017, and there are some people who don’t remember that movie or who have never seen it! So why create a whole land around a movie that people don’t remember? Elizabeth & Robin recently went to a press event promoting the opening of Pandora coming in May, so they can help answer that for us.
Do you love all things Disney? Tell us what you love best!

Episode 129: Norwegian Epic

Special occasions are one of the best reasons to travel, and this past fall Outlander agent Sandy and her husband celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a few friends on a 7 night cruise. They sailed on the Norwegian Epic out of Port Canaveral, FL, and she is very excited to fill us in on some of the cool features of this ship, including current promos. special shows, water slides, and itineraries!
Have you cruised with Norwegian Cruise Line – what did you think?