Episode 149: What’s New at Disneyland?

Last week we were thrilled to bring you all of the new announcements that were revealed for Disney Parks at this year’s D23 fan convention. Well, there are some exciting things at Disneyland that are already going on. Outlander agent Robin and her family were able to experience the new stuff this summer, so we wanted to ask her what she thought. What do YOU think of Disneyland?

Episode 148: All New Things Disney – D23

Walt Disney famously said that the parks would never be finished as long as there is imagination left in the world. At this year’s D23 Convention in Anaheim Disney Parks did not disappoint! Several announcements were made about upcoming changes to the parks. Also, Sandy and her family were able to experience Pandora at Animal Kingdom in August, so we thought it would be a good time to recap what is new and what you can expect in the next few years. So let’s get started!

Episode 147: Greece Off the Beaten Path

Greece is a country bursting with history, Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive – with vibrant music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times. The result is a country, seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life. Our special guest Gregory Koussa had the chance to spend an unforgettable month in Greece this summer as part of his schools study abroad program and has agreed to share his experiences with us and why he cant wait to return someday. Have you been to Greece?

Episode 146: Alaska Flightseeing

Alaska has been at the top of Lindsay’s own personal Bucket List for as long as she can remember, and a few short months ago she was able to turn her dreams of Alaskan Adventure into reality with the help of good friends at  Visit Anchorage Tia & Dawn and Cole from K2 Aviation. This week we are joined by Tia & Dawn from Visit Anchorage & Cole from K2 Aviation. We are so happy that they are able to join us this week and chat about K2 Aviation and the  Denali Flyer Flight-seeing tour of Denali. Have you been to Alaska? Have you taken a flightseeing tour?

Episode 145: Visit Anchorage, You Really Should!

Alaska has been at the top of Lindsay’s own personal Bucket List for as long as she can remember, and a few short months ago she was able to turn her dreams of Alaskan Adventure into reality with the help of good friends at  Visit Anchorage Tia & Dawn and Cole from K2 Aviation. We are so happy that they are able to join us this week and chat about some of the incredible experiences Alaska has to offer you!
This week we are joined by Tia & Dawn from Visit Anchorage & Cole from K2 Aviation. Have you been to Alaska? Did you fall in love with it?

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?