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All Things Travel Podcast

By: Ryan Hedstrom and Julie Shaffer
  • Summary

  • Listen in each week with Creating Magic Vacations Travel Advisors and destination experts Ryan and Julie.

    He is your travel professor, teaching you everything you need to know to have a magical vacation. She is a Disney-loving, Maryland mom of 3 and a specialist in family travel.

    Whether they're discussing incredible destinations, top vacation tips, or sharing personal stories…it’s always All Things Travel.

    © 2024 All Things Travel Podcast
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Episodes
  • Unforgettable Adventures with Viator: Insider Tips for Booking Unique Travel Experiences
    Jul 24 2024

    In this episode of All Things Travel, Ryan and Julie dive into the world of Viator tours and experiences, sharing their favorite picks and insider tips. Highlights include:

    -Why travel advisors use Viator and how it benefits travelers
    -Unique U.S. tours: Snowy safari in Jackson Hole and rainforest trek in Alaska
    International foodie experiences: Austin walking food tour and traditional cooking class in Oaxaca, Mexico
    -Wildlife encounters: Nairobi National Park half-day safari
    -Off-the-beaten-path adventures: Underground vaults tour in Edinburgh and stargazing in the Pinnacle Desert, Australia
    -Water-based excursions: Catamaran sailing in Malta
    -Personal experiences and upcoming plans with Viator tours in Hawaii

    Whether you're planning a domestic getaway or an international adventure, this episode offers valuable insights on using Viator to enhance your travel experiences. From food tours to wildlife encounters, learn how to find and book unique activities that will make your next trip unforgettable.

    Don't miss our "Where in the World" segment featuring Bakersfield, California, and stay tuned for next week's episode on Royal Caribbean cruise takeaways!

    What It's Like To Be...
    What's it like to be a Cattle Rancher? FBI Special Agent? Professional Santa? Find out!

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify


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    Grab Ryan's free download for planning the ultimate family all-inclusive vacation: https://bit.ly/allinclusivevacationtoptips

    Grab Julie's free download for a baby and toddler vacation packing list:
    https://bit.ly/babytoddlerpackinglist


    Ready to plan your vacation? Most families are confused and overwhelmed when planning a vacation. We work with you to plan a trip perfect for your family. Saving you time, money, and stress!

    • Contact Ryan at ryan@creatingmagicvacations.com
    • Contact Julie at julie@creatingmagicvacations.com

    Join the travel conversations and the fun in our Facebook Page!

    • Please share the show with your travel buddies!! Click this link and share the show!
    • Never miss an episode and help us take you to the top with us by following and leaving a 5-Star review on your favorite podcasting app!
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    23 mins
  • Exploring Thailand: A Luxurious Honeymoon Adventure with Kensington Tours
    Jul 17 2024

    In this episode of All Things Travel, Julie and Ryan welcome special guest Emily to share her incredible honeymoon experience in Thailand. Highlights include:

    • Planning a multi-stop honeymoon to Thailand and the Maldives
    • Tips for long-haul flights and adjusting to time differences
    • Detailed breakdown of a 5-day luxury itinerary in Thailand
    • Unforgettable experiences like feeding and bathing elephants at a sanctuary
    • The benefits of booking with Kensington Tours for a private, customized trip
    • Exploring Bangkok's temples, palaces, and vibrant night markets
    • How having a private guide enhances cultural immersion and photo opportunities
    • Advice for future Thailand travelers on trip length and itinerary planning
    • Emily and her husband's next dream destination: A South African safari

    Whether you're considering a honeymoon, looking for luxury travel inspiration, or curious about Southeast Asian adventures, this episode offers valuable insights for planning an unforgettable Thai getaway. Join us to learn why Thailand should be on your travel bucket list!

    What It's Like To Be...
    What's it like to be a Cattle Rancher? FBI Special Agent? Professional Santa? Find out!

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify


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    Grab Ryan's free download for planning the ultimate family all-inclusive vacation: https://bit.ly/allinclusivevacationtoptips

    Grab Julie's free download for a baby and toddler vacation packing list:
    https://bit.ly/babytoddlerpackinglist


    Ready to plan your vacation? Most families are confused and overwhelmed when planning a vacation. We work with you to plan a trip perfect for your family. Saving you time, money, and stress!

    • Contact Ryan at ryan@creatingmagicvacations.com
    • Contact Julie at julie@creatingmagicvacations.com

    Join the travel conversations and the fun in our Facebook Page!

    • Please share the show with your travel buddies!! Click this link and share the show!
    • Never miss an episode and help us take you to the top with us by following and leaving a 5-Star review on your favorite podcasting app!
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    40 mins
  • Planning the Perfect 3-Day Getaway: Family Fun and Adults-Only Escapes on a Budget
    Jul 10 2024

    In this episode of All Things Travel, Ryan and Julie dive into planning the ideal 3-day vacation based on listener preferences. They explore both family-friendly and adults-only options, all within a budget of $3,000 (excluding flights).

    Key Points:

    1. Listener Poll Results:
      • 91% prefer flying over driving
      • 50/50 split between adult-only and family-friendly trips
      • 60% chose relaxation over adventure
      • 68% opted for a budget under $3,000
      • Fall was unanimously chosen as the preferred travel season
    2. Family-Friendly Options:
      • All-inclusive stay at Barcelo Maya Palace in Cancun ($2,316 for family of four)
      • Royal Caribbean cruise on Utopia of the Seas ($2,741.68 for family of four)
      • SeaWorld and Aquatica package in Orlando ($1,463 for family of four)
    3. Adults-Only Options:
      • Sandals Ochi in Jamaica ($2,722 for two adults)
      • Virgin Voyages cruise to Key West and Bimini ($2,688 for two adults)
      • JW Marriott Marco Island, Sirene section ($2,312 for two adults)
    4. Tips for Maximizing Your Budget:
      • Consider all-inclusive resorts or cruises
      • Look for packages that include meals and activities
      • Utilize happy hours and local grocery stores to save on food and drinks
    5. Importance of Flexibility:
      • Working with travel advisors can help find unexpected deals
      • Being open to different destinations can lead to better value

    Whether you're looking for a family adventure or a romantic getaway, this episode provides valuable insights on how to plan an unforgettable 3-day vacation without breaking the bank.

    Contact the hosts: Julie@CreatingMagicVacations.com Ryan@CreatingMagicVacations.com

    Next episode: Tune in for a discussion about a recent honeymoon trip to Thailand.

    What It's Like To Be...
    What's it like to be a Cattle Rancher? FBI Special Agent? Professional Santa? Find out!

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify


    ~~~~~~~
    Grab Ryan's free download for planning the ultimate family all-inclusive vacation: https://bit.ly/allinclusivevacationtoptips

    Grab Julie's free download for a baby and toddler vacation packing list:
    https://bit.ly/babytoddlerpackinglist


    Ready to plan your vacation? Most families are confused and overwhelmed when planning a vacation. We work with you to plan a trip perfect for your family. Saving you time, money, and stress!

    • Contact Ryan at ryan@creatingmagicvacations.com
    • Contact Julie at julie@creatingmagicvacations.com

    Join the travel conversations and the fun in our Facebook Page!

    • Please share the show with your travel buddies!! Click this link and share the show!
    • Never miss an episode and help us take you to the top with us by following and leaving a 5-Star review on your favorite podcasting app!
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    30 mins

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