Podcast, Travel

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

Podcast, Travel, U.S. Travel

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 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

Blog, U.S. Travel

Four Fall Days in Nashville

Two years ago I went to and - spoiler alert - LOVED Nashville. I will try my best to remember it because I think fondly on it this time of the year and it's definitely worth sharing! Fall in Nashville is amazing! Nashville was somewhere I'd always wanted to visit and I was unemployed at… Continue reading Four Fall Days in Nashville

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

Blog, Travel

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

Podcast, Travel, U.S. Travel

Episode 18: Packing

Listen here, or now on iTunes and Stitcher!  Rolling? Folding? Carry-on? Back-pack? So many choices when it comes to packing for international travel.  We discuss the methods we have employed in the past, and things to consider when preparing for travel. Listen along as we fill up our bags and prepare for our next adventure! Away Bags: Emily… Continue reading Episode 18: Packing

Podcast

Episode 17: Bucket Lists

Listen here, or now on iTunes and Stitcher!  Are bucket lists only for those facing an end-of-life diagnosis? We explore the concept of bucket - or life - lists with Bridget O'Brien Swartz and talk about some important items on her list, her dual citizenship, and of course, travel, food, and books! Are you wanting to write a… Continue reading Episode 17: Bucket Lists

Podcast, Travel

Episode 15: Mykonos, Greece

Listen here, or now on iTunes and Stitcher! Our last (and also mini-first) stop in Greece was on Mykonos. We stayed at - and would not recommend - Thomas Hotel the first two nights. At the end of the stay we were in Ornos Beach at Yiannaki Hotel, which we enjoyed.Restaurants: Alegro, KaterinaSights to see in Mykonos include any… Continue reading Episode 15: Mykonos, Greece

Podcast, Travel

Episode 13: Naxos and Greek Ferries

Listen here, or now on iTunes and Stitcher!  Our first stop on our Greek islands tour was Naxos. We stayed at - and loved - Naxos Dream Studios, which is just about on Agios Georgios Beach. We used Booking.com to reserve all our hotels for the trip. Use this link for $20 toward your own booking. Restaurants: Scirocco,… Continue reading Episode 13: Naxos and Greek Ferries