Surprise Mississippi: I had no idea Ridgeland and the Natches Trace were this cool
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by Rob Taylor
1M ago
Do you ever think of Mississippi as a destination that you'd plan to visit? We've driven through plenty of times, but apparently Mississippi is so much more than what you see from the highway. Okay, I knew there was more to it. From Ocean Springs, MS to Jackson, you'll find all kinds of towns and natural spaces to explore. In this episode we've got our friend, Tammilee Tillison of TammileeTips.com / GulfCoastJourneys.com sharing about one of the places in Mississippi that surprised her the most: Ridgeland, Mississippi. Initially, the plan for being based in Ridgeland was to explore the Natchez ..read more
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MidCoast Maine: Dishing on our Favorite Northeast Vacation Destination
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
We visit MidCoast Maine at least once a year and always have a good time. It's not what a lot of people expect though, as it's a complicated sort of place to visit. "You can't get there from here..." From just north of Portland all the way to Acadia National Park, MidCoast Maine is one of those place you know you want to visit but maybe don't know why, so we've got you covered. In this podcast episode we're talking about our favorite towns, great things to do in MidCoast Maine, and what to actually expect when you visit (including Wildlife in Maine). It's funny because for being one of the mos ..read more
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Post Pandemic Travel and How It's Changed Us
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
Even though 2020 seems like so long ago, we're still feeling the effects of how the COVID pandemic changed the world, including travel. It's weird to think back and remember washing our groceries and not being allowed to sit down in public places. And I remember the day I lost my job and we scrambled to figure out how to complete our move across the country that we'd already started the process on... It was a lot for everyone. One element that was really impacted by the pandemic was travel. It's weird to look back and think about what we did to be able to travel during COVID. For example getti ..read more
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Best of the Southwest - Desert Icons and Places Not to Miss
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
We are always ready for a visit to the American Southwest, and these iconic sights are some of the best! If you haven't gotten the chance to explore Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and California, we've got some fantastic suggestions for seeing some of the most beautiful canyons and desert landscapes in the Southwest. Pick a few and plan a visit or see them all on a three week road trip, either way you'll love it. In this episode we have our friend and frequent podcast guest Colleen Miniuk sharing her favorite places in the American Southwest for the best desert experiences. As a professional landsc ..read more
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Travel Depression - What is it and HOW do you FIGHT it?
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
I had no idea that "travel depression" was a thing. I love when we're traveling or I'm out exploring or on a work trip. What is there to be depressed about with travel? So, in this podcast episode, the first of our Let Me Ask You This series, we talk about what travel depression actually is and how to counter it. Do you suffer from travel depression? Do you know what it is? Travel depression is the low you feel when you're coming off the high of traveling. For example: you've been on a weeklong photo safari in the Amazon jungle with your family and then you get home and sit down at your d ..read more
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Meet the Author - So Said the River by Colleen Miniuk
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
As a writer I get excited to talk to other writers about their work. Landscape photographer Colleen Miniuk has a new book hitting the presses all about self-discovery and picking up the pieces after what feels like failure. I've gotten to interview other friends who've written books, such as author Angie Orth about her memoir Flirting with Disaster, but hearing from Colleen about her process and what creating this, her third book, means to her really got me. In So Said the River Colleen opens up about her life and striving for excellence in all things... until the moment of decision ..read more
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Exploring the Andes - Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Endless Vomiting
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by Rob Taylor
2M ago
Yes, visiting the Andes in Peru has been at the top of our bucket list for a long time, and yes, Machu Picchu was awesome... but did we have the best experience? Will we talk about it for years to come for all the right reasons? Ehhh... But let's talk about it today! We did have a very interesting time in the Andes. The Sacred Valley and learning about the Incas was fascinating and beautiful. Machu Picchu was really cool and stunning; remarkable for sure. LLamas are lovely. I'll tell you though, our experience with altitude sickness was intense though, and we could've avoided it with more time ..read more
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Our Peruvian Amazon Adventure - Treehouses, Sloths and Monkeys Galore
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by Rob Taylor
3M ago
I am so excited to share our Amazon Rainforest podcast with you! There are few places that leave me speechless or move me to tears, but sitting in a boat on the Amazon River at sunset watching monkeys above me did it. In this episode we dive into just what our Amazon jungle experience was like, from getting to the rainforest and our unforgettable accommodations in a treehouse, to seeing some of the most unique wildlife we'd only dreamed of. The Peruvian Amazon is an exceptional destination for many reasons, but our experience was truly unique, particularly since we got to share it with our kid ..read more
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Navigating Airline Loyalty: How We're Mastering American Airlines Advantage
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by Rob Taylor
4M ago
Apparently I've been trying to acheive and upgrade my airline status wrong. In this podcast episode Chris shares how he's absolutely surpassing me at the mileage game with American Airlines and shares all of his hacks for maximizing it. He's two levels above me and we travel the same amount. What's the deal?! Have a listen and see just what the scoop is on ways to earn loyalty points with American, what that means, what that gives you as you continue to climb the ladder, and how to do it easily. I'll admit, even though we live in the same house I was shocked to learn how Chris has really maste ..read more
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How to Plan Hawaii Island Hopping (and some budget tips!)
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by Rob Taylor
4M ago
We love Hawaii and have been very fortunate to get to visit many times. In this episode we talk about how to plan a Hawaii itinerary, including island hopping options. If you've never been to Hawaii planning a trip there might seem very daunting, and you know what, it is. From budgetting for flights to logistics of getting from island to island, we're dishing on our approach to planning for Hawaii with kids. With kids! Yes, we also get into planning activities with kids too! Listen in as we dig into how we've built out our 17 day Hawaiian adventure which includes the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui ..read more
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