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Episode 36: Miles and Points Hacking 101

Greg Davis-Kean of The Frequent Miler helps us break down earning and spending miles/points (without flying!) to maximize travel. TheFrequentMiler.com: Start Here | Laboratory Chase cards: Sapphire Reserve, Ink Business Cash, Freedom (with rotating 5% categories) Greg earned and used 1.2 million miles to go to Richard Branson's Necker Island! He tells us how and… Continue reading Episode 36: Miles and Points Hacking 101

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Episode 35: Whole30 Drop Outs

iFly - Indoor Sky Diving Scott's Cheap Flights It Starts with Food by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig Whole30 Day by Day by Melissa Hartwig Italian Days Food Tour in Bologna Barstool racing: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Shrill by Lindy West Have you done a Whole30 (successfully or unsuccessfully)? Follow us on social media:… Continue reading Episode 35: Whole30 Drop Outs

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Episode 34: Small Group Travel

Whole30 Day by Day by Melissa Hartwig Small Group Travel Collette Travel Company G Adventures Intrepid Flashpack - geared toward solo travelers WHOA Travel (Women High on Adventure) Road Scholar How to Choose the Perfect Tour Company from Nomadic Matt Groupon Getaways or Vacation Packages at Costco Our current fitness fixes: Orangetheory Fitness Class Pass What we're… Continue reading Episode 34: Small Group Travel

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Episode 33: 2017 Travel Wrap-up

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark in Vegas We're doing a year-end review of this highs (and some lows) from our travels in 2017. Listen to past episodes about our trips here: Banff, Canada Portland, Oregon Los Angeles Greece: Naxos (and Greek Ferries) | Paros (and Greek Food) | Mykonos Paris London New York New… Continue reading Episode 33: 2017 Travel Wrap-up

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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

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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

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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