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FT4RL Supersized Podcast (3/7/15): The After Party



Episode Description

Wherein we record during the Family Travel For Real Life conference’s after party and discuss family travel. Featuring @thedealmommy, @frugaltravellaw, @tripswithtykes, @steelestreet, @KennyBSAT, @milestomemories, and many more! Recorded 7 Mar, 2015. (Special Feature)

Episode Notes

This past weekend the second Family Travel For Real Life conference, hosted by the Deal Mommy, took place in Charlotte, NC. After the conference and the after conference dinner were over, we took the after party to a mega-suite in the Hyatt House Center City Charlotte.

What do you get when you put sixteen miles and points enthusiasts together? You get this podcast! We discussed our takeaways from the conference, the challenges of traveling with children, and our thoughts on why traveling with our families is rewarding and essential.

With wine flowing and a ton of people, we had a ton of fun, got a little inappropriate at times, and had a great conversation about family travel.

While a little different from our regular podcasts, there’s a lot of great ideas from a lot of great people in here. Hope you like it.

Thanks to Tom, Eric, Leslie of Trips with Tykes, Kirsten of the American Travel Project, Bill, Chasing the Points, Dia of the Deal Mommy, Shawn of MilestoMemories, Bret, Cheryl, Nancy, Bonnie the Frugal Travel Lawyer, the ubiquitous Jason Steele, Kenny of Miles4More, and Dan of Points with a Crew.

And if you missed the conference, you can check out all the live recaps from Points with a Crew here.

Episode Corrections

It’s tough to record sixteen people off one microphone, even an omni-directional one. It’s even tougher to edit the recording when you have air conditioners to deal with and you gave your producer the weekend off. So apologies for the spotty at times audio!


  1. Jamie Jamie
    March 11, 2015    

    Fun podcast! Sorry I missed the meeting. It seems like it was a great time. I love the small size of it.
    I just wanted to correct something I heard a person in the podcast say. Someone said you had to get tylenol from the pharmacist. Actually, tylenol doesn’t require that you go to a pharmacist to get it in England. Unless they specifically mean the brand Tylenol. In the UK and Ireland acetaminophen is called “paracetamol”, that’s the generic name for tylenol, which is not a common brand in the UK. A common brand name for children is Calpol, but every shop should have a generic version. You won’t be able to buy giant 1000 tablet bottles of it like you can here, but you can certainly get it in the normal checkout at a grocery store (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Coop, Morrison, etc.) or Drug Store (Boots).

    • Joe Joe
      March 11, 2015    

      Ah nice, thanks! I won’t out who said that 🙂

      • Jamie Jamie
        March 11, 2015    

        Understandable mistake. I think this is interesting, because it’s the only example I know of where the generic name is different in different places.
        Another one to watch for is that Nurofen is a brand of ibuprofen (as you may surmise from the name). They have another thing called nurofen plus, which is also available over the counter (or maybe from the pharmacist, but without prescription). This contains codeine along with the ibuprofen and may cause problems back home if you have a drug test at work. So, read the ingredients carefully.

  2. Joe Joe
    May 1, 2015    

    Hey Jamie-

    Sorry about that, it was actually a giveaway. You were entered but didn’t win 🙁 I think Trevor already sent them off.

  3. Jamie Jamie
    May 1, 2015    

    awww, man! I can’t believe I didn’t win. (well, especially since I didn’t realize it was a contest. ha.)
    I guess I’ll have to take a first class flight myself then. and get my own pjs.

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