Podcast, Travel

Episode 31: Waitomo, Rotorua, and Wellington

Our New Zealand trip with G Adventures (the Best of the North Island tour) comes to an end with a caving adventure in Waitomo, learning about Maori culture in Rotorua, and spending some down time in Wellington. Listen to episode 29 to hear about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and episode 30 about Auckland and Raglan. TumuTumu Toobing through the glow… Continue reading Episode 31: Waitomo, Rotorua, and Wellington

Podcast, Travel

Episode 30: Auckland and Raglan

Auckland and Raglan...our continuing adventures with G Adventures and our Best of the North Island trip in New Zealand. Listen to episode 29 to hear about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Stayed at M Social in Auckland Auckland City Tours with Mike America's Cup Sailing Experience Waiheke Island, ferry and Hop-on, Hop-off bus with a lunch stop at Mudbrick Vineyard Nomads… Continue reading Episode 30: Auckland and Raglan

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Episode 29: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Our New Zealand adventure included conquering the Tongariro Alpine Crossing! It is an active volcano and a beautiful 12-mile hike considered to be one of the best day hikes in the world. Mount Ngauruhoe aka Mount Doom (from Lord of the Rings) Traveled with: G Adventures, Best of the North Island Stayed at: Skotel Alpine Resort in… Continue reading Episode 29: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Episode 27: Five Money Tips for International Travel

Megan and Emily talk money! We're sharing best practices for traveling abroad and dealing with different currencies. Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash Get cash right away! Use ATMs rather than currency exchange and consider switching to a bank that doesn't charge withdrawal fees at foreign ATMs (or even reimburses you for them). From NerdWallet: Foreign ATM and… Continue reading Episode 27: Five Money Tips for International Travel

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Episode 26: Study Abroad

  Megan and Emily talk to Danielle Ser about her experiences studying abroad in Germany and following her family's Holocaust journey into Poland. Danielle enjoyed the German beer, bakeries, and streuselkuchen. She offers tips about traveling and living boldly and we debate travel ideas for after she graduates from law school next year! Danielle booked… Continue reading Episode 26: Study Abroad

Book Club, Podcast, Travel

Episode 25: The Geography of Bliss

Emily's New York trip:Where we stayed: 50 BoweryFood Tour: Gourmet ChinatownMomofuku NishiCosmeChelsea MarketThe Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric WeinerWe're going to New Zealand next month! We're getting excited about it with our November book club pick: Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You… Continue reading Episode 25: The Geography of Bliss

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10 tips to plan an amazing trip to the Greek islands

Our week-long trip to the Greek islands was wonderful! Here are the top tips I share with anyone planning a trip there: Find a cheap ticket!  My ticket from Seattle into Mykonos was $422! Thanks, Scott's Cheap Flights! Greece flights seem to go on sale often enough that if you're flexible with your timing, you… Continue reading 10 tips to plan an amazing trip to the Greek islands