We spent 7 days in Costa Rica hiking to waterfalls, spotting wild sloths in the jungle, soaking in volcano-fed hot springs, and exploring our way through this amazing country. On this trip we flew in and out of San Jose and bookended our trip there. We spent two nights in Arenal and two nights in […]

May 29, 2024

7 Days in Costa Rica

We went to Rome, Italy and we’re sharing the must-see highlights and attractions! We share all the attractions, what is worth the entrance fee, and how to see and do it all with just a few days. If you want to take this exact trip, you can download our Rome Itinerary, or book the same […]

May 21, 2024

The Perfect 1 Week Rome Trip

We spent a full week exploring the best cenotes in Tulum, walking ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum, eating endless tacos, lounging on the beach, and exploring nearby Bacalar. On this trip to Tulum Mexico we explored four different cenotes and three different ruin cites including the famous Chichen Itza. After spending a good amount of […]

April 30, 2024

The Best Cenotes, Ruins, and Things to Do on a Tulum Vacation

We’re sharing the best U.S., international, and national park destinations that are perfect for April travel. National Park: Pinnacles National Park  Domestic: State of Florida  International: Spain  Future destination we want to visit: Guatemala  Places to Visit in April – Episode Transcript 0:02 Welcome to the Travel Squad podcast where adventure meets inspiration. Travel Squad […]

April 19, 2024

Best Places to Visit in April

We’re sharing our experience at Oktoberfest for the very first time! We break down the tents, the outfits, the food, the giant beers, how to get into the event and how to survive it. Plus some nearby experiences in Munich to see more of Germany when you come for this epic event. For this trip […]

March 12, 2024

Tips for Your First Time at Oktoberfest and Exploring Munich

Come with us on a week trip to Greece exploring ancient ruins in Athens, beach clubs and nightlife in Mykonos, and the luxurious experiences Santorini has to offer. We share Greece travel tips, the route to take, the things to do in Greece you have to experience on your trip and share why Greece is […]

February 13, 2024

Best Places to Visit in Greece for Your 1st Trip

We’re taking you to some of the most special places on earth and some of the most sought after tourist attractions around the globe. These UNESCO World Heritage sites are all amazing. This list takes you to Latin American, Asia, Africa, and Europe to see some of the most amazing historical and beautiful sites this […]

January 23, 2024

UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Must Visit

If you’re as fascinated with wildlife as we are, then you will love a Uganda vacation! We took a trip with Gate1 Travel to Uganda and were pleasantly surprised with how much wildlife we saw throughout the entire trip! We booked this trip for the main highlight: Gorilla trekking in Uganda in the thicket of […]

November 28, 2023

1 Week Uganda Vacation with Gorilla Trekking!

We’re going to one of the most epic national parks in the world – Banff National Park! We took an early summer trip to this jaw dropping gorgeous destination for several days of hiking, taking in the unreal sights of turquoise blue waters and exploring the great outdoors that only Canada has to offer. If […]

September 26, 2023

The Beautiful Banff National Parks – Turquoise Lakes, Unique Hikes, and Amazing Views

In this two-part episode we head up to Canada to take Jasper National Park by storm! In this episode we detail the first half of our week trip exploring Jasper and Kootenay National Parks. We share our adventures hiking, exploring the gorgeous lakes, seeing bears, dipping in the hot springs, trekking on a glacier, and […]

September 19, 2023

Exploring the Jasper National Park Hikes, Lakes, Hot Springs, and Glaciers

In this episode we take the train from Barcelona to Madrid to spend another couple days eating, drinking sangria, and taking in the sights. We also take a day trip to the nearby town of Toledo for see another iconic central Spanish place. Make sure to listen to our Barcelona episode that goes along with […]

September 5, 2023

Exploring Madrid & Taking a Day Trip to Toledo

In this episode we’re taking a two day trip to Barcelona to explore Guell architecture, Spanish cathedrals, shop at local markets, drink sangria at the coolest rooftop spots and enjoy the Spanish tapas this country is best known for. Make sure to listen to our Madrid & Toledo episode that goes along with this trip. […]

August 29, 2023

Two Days in Barcelona Spain

We welcome Gavin McFall to the show this week to talk about his 14-month round-the-world backpacking trip. Gavin visited 19 countries across South America, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He shares how he saved for the trip, how to plan a round the world trip and how he did it with real […]

August 8, 2023

Gavin Interview

We go international for our 200th episode and share the best places to visit in Puebla, Mexico. On this 5 day birthday extravaganza we spend time shopping, eating, drinking, and enjoying Puebla City, Cholula, and Mexico City. This episode has everything we love about Mexico including play-by-play instructions on how to get to Puebla from […]

August 1, 2023

Best Places to Visit in Puebla Mexico

The squad takes an 8-day trip to Morocco on another amazing adventure with Gate 1 travel. We have been trying to visit Morocco for years, COVID delayed the trip, but we finally made it in January 2022 and are so glad we did! You know we love a guided tour, and this trip did not […]

June 20, 2023

8 Day Trip to Morocco

We’re sharing our 8-day guided trip to Ecuador with Gate1 Travel! Postponed due to COVID, we finally made the trip to Ecuador and it was more than amazing! If you’re considering an Ecuador vacation all we can say is do it!! We did not go to the Galapagos Islands on this trip, but Ecuador has […]

May 2, 2023

Why Travel to Ecuador & Why You’ll Love It

In this episode, we are taking you on a majestic trip to some of the coolest hot springs in America. Hot springs are these magical places that you have to have the in on to find and enjoy. Some require hiking in the snow to get to, and some leverage man-made pools to harness the […]

February 15, 2023

Amazing Hot Springs in America and International

In this episode we bring back our friend and world traveler, Ashley V Travels who is fresh off her 3 month trip solo traveling through South East Asia. Ashley shares solo female travel tips for safety, managing costs, planning learnings, and what it’s like returning some such an epic trip back to everyday life. She […]

January 18, 2023

Tips for Solo Female Travel in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam FT Ashley V Travels

We’re giving you the top 10 winter vacation destinations if you want to be a snow bunny and enjoy crispy temperatures or if you want to escape the cold and travel somewhere warmer during winter months. The best winter vacations can be warm or cold depending on what you like and what kind of vacation […]

January 10, 2023

Best Winter Vacations to Escape or Enjoy the Cold

We’re exploring bucket list trips that we really, really want to do! Jamal, Kim, and Brittanie share three international iconic international bucket list trips of a lifetime that are on our list, plus we each share our bucket list trips in the US! We dream big in this episode, if you’ve been to any of […]

January 3, 2023

Travel Bucket List

We’re bringing you an inside scoop on how to move to another country, and what it’s like to own businesses and property in other countries. We interviewed Kathleen Piddicord and Leif Simon of Live and Invest Overseas in a jam packed hour of travel and expat life inspiration.  The pair met on a guided tour […]

August 30, 2022

How to Move to Another Country, Interview with Expat Business Experts at Live and Invest Overseas

We did the 4-day Machu Picchu hike on the Inca Trail and it was amazing!. The four day, three night hike through the Andes was an excursion through ruins and a truly memorable experience unlike anything else. We tell stories from hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, give tips if your are planning to […]

August 23, 2022

Everything to Know About the Machu Picchu Hike

We take you through another Gate1 trip, this time along the Adriatic Coast. We provide tips for exploring this part of Europe, currency exchange while visiting multiple countries, national parks, freakouts, and packing for varying weather throughout the tour. We cover A LOT of ground on this 10 day tour through the Adriatic Coast. You […]

July 12, 2022

Touring the Adriatic Coast in 10 Days

In this episode we’re sharing the very best things to do in Venice, Italy! One of the #1 things to do in Venice is to eat all the amazing Italy food, get lost in the alleys, bridges, and waterways, and take in some of the historic UNESCO World Heritage beauties that make up this waterworld […]

June 14, 2022

Things To Do in Venice, Italy

A roundup of the 10 best places to visit in Summer if you want to escape the heat and humidity! When you hear the best summer destinations oftentimes you think of beaches, sunshine, and sweat. Not in this episode! Sometimes our definition of the best summer vacation destinations includes places like Glacier National Park which […]

Yellowstone Morning Glory

May 3, 2022

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Summer

We’re bringing you a whole episode dedicated to what to do in London. We visited for the first time on a three-day trip and packaged as much as we could into this trip to London as possible. From afternoon tea and ancient encounters, to English pubs and royal sightings – London was amazing! We’re giving […]

March 1, 2022

What to Do in London, England

In this episode we take you on a romantic honeymoon cruise along the Danube River. The second longest river in Europe, this cruise passes through Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Salzburg, and Passau. We did this cruise in December during the European Christmas markets season and had so much fun seeing the Christmas decorations, snacks and […]

December 14, 2021

Danube Winter Cruise Experience & European Itinerary

We aired this episode on Kim’s birthday so we’re celebrating with an episode dedicated to birthday trip ideas! We share some of the best trips we’ve taken for our birthdays and recommend birthday vacation destinations for your next birthday trip. From hiking to partying to everything in between, these are the memories we’ve made on […]

November 16, 2021

Birthday Trip Ideas & Our Best Memories

We interviewed Lindsay Woychick, an American living in Spain as an expat, on all things Spain to know about traveling to Spain and what it’s like for an American expat in Spain! The Travel Squad has not yet been to Spain so we ask all the hard hitting questions in this episode about what to […]

October 12, 2021

An American Living in Spain Ft. Lindsay W

In this episode we cover the latest headlines in international travel news and share a few of the best deals to save on your next trip. In this episode we talk about Canada reopening to Americans and the world, NYC requiring vaccinations for all indoor activity, COVID tests still required to fly back into the […]

August 24, 2021

International Travel News Update

In this episode we share our experience hiking Rainbow Mountain Peru and give our best tips for hiking at high elevation.  This was such a fun interview the Travel Squad did on the Ashley P Travels Podcast. In this fun episode we share stories from hiking at extremely high altitudes in Peru and the adventures […]

August 3, 2021

Hiking Rainbow Mountain Peru at Extremely High Elevation

We’re going tropical with our ten favorite places in the Caribbean and why we have so much love for Caribbean island vacations. Whether it’s a cruise or you’re going to the Caribbean for a staycation getaway, the islands bring so much different personality. We’ve been to some of the best places to visit in the […]

March 2, 2021

10 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean & Why We Love Them So Much

We’re getting romantic with 11 places to visit in the U.S. and worldwide that give off major love vibes. This episode comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. Each place on the list brings its own lovely atmosphere, charming views, and intimate settings that makes for a perfect couples getaway. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday, […]

February 2, 2021

Romantic Places to Visit in the U.S. and Worldwide

We’re going international with a trip Zeina took with her best friend, Nicole to do some of the best things to do in Belize.  You may remember Nicole from the Mexican wedding episode or any of the name drops throughout our episodes.  Nicole joins as our guest on this episode to talk about their best […]

December 22, 2020

Best Things to Do in Belize on a 5-Day Best Friend Trip

We’re going international with a trip to the tropical Palawan island in the Philippines. This gorgeous Pacific island has turquoise clear waters, impressive sea stacks, amazing food, and tons of island adventures, and it’s a very affordable place to visit! There are so many things to do in Palawan and we’ve been several times so […]

October 13, 2020

The Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in Palawan Island Philippines

In this two-part episode we take you with us to the best places to visit in Japan on a two week trip in winter. The squad, plus or minus a few others, spent 14 days traveling through Japan, eating ramen and sushi, sightseeing, and enjoying all the attractions this amazing country has to offer.  We […]

July 28, 2020

Best Places to Visit in Japan

This one is a rager! We’re going all the way to the iconic Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand. The monthly all-nighter is full of neon clothes, body paint, fire dancers, buckets of booze, and partying! We’re giving all the tips to do it right We have the Chelseas on the podcast to talk […]

March 31, 2020

Ultimate Guide to the Full Moon Party Thailand

We’re taking you to the opulent city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates! As always we are giving some tips for navigating the city, what you can expect from norms and cultural differences, the low down on the bathroom situation, and the inside scoop and all the best things to do in Dubai on […]

February 25, 2020

Things to Do in Dubai in 2 Days

We took a squad trip to visit Lebanon, see the family, and tour this small, but mighty country. We go to ancient Roman ruins, blizzard mountains, have espresso on the Mediterranean sea, and eat SO much delicious Lebanese food. We actually did a whole episode on middle eastern food, you can listen to it here. […]

February 18, 2020

Visit Lebanon and Fall in Love With This Amazing Place

Our 14-day African adventure was packed with sightseeing, African foods, safaris, nature, animals, and so much more! This was another epic adventure with Gate1 Travel. We talk bathrooms when there is a drought, ordering food in South Africa, the amazing natural scenery, and how moving it is to see rhinos, hippopotamus, lions, and more African […]

January 21, 2020

Two Week South Africa Trip 

This one is all about Mexican wedding traditions and the craziness that is Mexican weddings! As a squad we’ve been to one wild wedding in Mexico, and Kim has been to two other even crazier wedding weekends in Mexico. We live to tell the tales, recount the drinks (not water), the dancing, the Mexican wedding […]

December 10, 2019

Mexican Wedding Traditions & Things to Know Before You Go

We travel through Peru and in this episode, we’re exploring the cultural city of Cusco. There are so many things to do in Cusco Peru that we did everything on our list and more! It’s small enough to be walkable, but big enough that you can walk  and walk and walk and climb stairs and […]

November 5, 2019

3 Days of Things to Do in Cusco

Cuba is a wild place with friendly people, classic cars everywhere, and tons of drinks! We share our Cuba travel guide for Americans looking to visit and curious on the best things to do in Cuba and the best places to see in Cuba. This beautiful, cultural country should be on everyone’s bucket list. In […]

September 3, 2019

Cuba Travel Guide for an American

In episode #3 we’re traveling to China and sharing all our tips and experiences so you can too! We took a 10-day guided tour with Gate1 Travel to China visiting three vacation spots in China: Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai China is such an interesting place! In this episode we talk about what you need to […]

August 15, 2019

Why You Should Travel to China

Xochimilco in Mexico City

Bienvendidos! In our very first podcast episode on travel to Mexico City we reveal how we came up with the idea to start a travel podcast – while we squished in the back of a tiny cab in Mexico City at 1 AM. Since this is where it all started, we’re kicking off this travel […]

August 15, 2019

Mexico City Travel Tips & Experiences