Noah from Money Metagame returns to check in about how his gap year with his wife is going. We chat about how they are paying the bills, whether they could foresee themselves doing this long time, how they deal with meals and lodging, and more. We then check in with tips about visiting the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns. Plus, another entry into our new segment, tell Joe where to go for his ten year anniversary!
Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, returns to talk a whole bunch of Walt Disney World topics. We touch on how Touring Plans has had to evolve, how insane Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be next year, upcoming changes to ticket packages (including how Disney might implement multi-day peak pricing), and most importantly, the best theory I’ve ever heard on why Disney’s IT is so bad…
Ed from the Miles to Go podcast and Pizza in Motion joins to talk about the Marriott/SPG merger and we answer a listener question about first class products to Australia with a toddler in tow. Elsewhere, we discuss what we know about the happenings at the Plastic Merchant (not much, unfortunately), and of course, donuts.
Becky Pokora returns to the podcast after her big move to talk one of her favorite countries, Guatemala. We then discuss the best ways to travel when living in a non hub city and how to best keep track of flights. As always, Becky inspired us with her love of travel and all the fun she’s been up to! Elsewhere, we discuss the power of nested itineraries.
Spencer Howard (now of One Mile at a Time!) returns to discuss booking round the world itineraries. We talk some logistics and also debate whether it’s realistic to book RTW tickets, while comparing RTW tickets with one way segments. Elsewhere, we chat about what to do in Spencer’s home state of Kentucky.
We bring on two Hawaii regulars – Tim Brooks and Rose, to chat about all things Hawaii. How to get there with miles and points from the East Coast, West Coast, the limited business class space, and fair cash prices round out our airfare discussions. Then we take a look at great places to stay on every island before rounding things out with some recommendations on things to do. An episode to bookmark for your future trip!
Cynthia Drescher, who you may know as JetSetCD, is an avid traveler who spends half her time on the road. She writes for Conde Nast and joined the podcast to discuss the difference between an arctic/Antarctica cruise, fun festivals in Germany, and…cryptocurrency? We also chat about how in 2018 every festival seems crushed with people and offer suggestions for “small” events to check out around the world! Cynthia inspires me to travel more and I hope she’ll inspire you too.