We’re sharing our review of Thrifty Traveler’s credit card consultation, it’s a cool tool we recently discovered that recommends the perfect next travel credit card for your unique situation. We walk through how to use the tool, what credit cards it recommended for us, and how to get the most out of travel credit card […]

May 18, 2024

How to Find the Best Credit Card for Your Travels

We flew first class on American Airlines on a flight from Austin to Orlando (about 2.5 hours) and here’s the full review of what went well, what could be improved, and if it was really worth it for a short flight. American Airlines First Class Review – Episode Transcript 0:35 Hey Squaddies, Travel Squad Podcast […]

April 26, 2024

Review of American Airline Domestic First Class

We’re breaking down the perks and benefits of the Chase Saphire Reserve and the Capital One Venture X, two of the top travel credit cards on the market today. The Squad has both of these credit cards, we know them, we use them, we love them. And while both are great, each one offers different […]

April 12, 2024

Chase Saphire Reserve v. Capital One Venture X

In this episode we share what SXSW is and how to enjoy all the hundreds of free SXSW events around the city! SXSW in Austin, TX is a 10-day convergence of music, tech, brands, comedy, food, drinks, and so much more. It brings together influential speakers from around the world, celebrities, and change-makers. It’s the […]

February 27, 2024

What is SXSW and How to Enjoy Free SXSW Events

We’re sharing a step-by-step guide on how to plane an international vacation. This episode will help ease the minds of newbie to international travelers with tips to make the planning process easier, how to navigate a new country, and tips for safety, saving money, and booking. If you have not yet traveled out of the […]

January 30, 2024

How to Plan Your 1st International Trip

We’re sharing how to save money on flights in this week’s interview with Jared, the CEO of Thrifty Traveler. Jared shared how to use Thrifty Traveler Premium to save money on international flights and domestic flights, utilize credit card points to get free economy, business, and first-class flights, and inspire you to travel more with […]

January 10, 2024

How to Save Money on Flights w/ Jared, CEO of Thrifty Traveler

We welcome Brett, the creator of the Takon Life head prop neck pillow to the show to share how he came up with the most comfortable travel pillow on earth and how it’s helping fulfill kids’ dreams of travel and sports. Brett shares his memories of traveling and partaking in outdoor activities and how that’s […]

November 14, 2023

Interview with the Creator of the Takon Travel Pillow

We’re helping with your holiday shopping this year with our 4th annual best gifts for travelers list! We have unique lists of affordable gift ideas for every type of traveler in your life. Note: We earn a small commission from links in this post. Thanks for supporting the Travel Squad Podcast! 2023 Best Gifts for […]

October 24, 2023

The Best Gifts for Travelers

Ricky Zhang, CEO of Prince of Travel joins the Travel Squad Podcast to share the best travel hacking tips and reveal travel credit card industry’s best-kept secrets. What is travel hacking you ask? Simply, it’s the strategy of using points to pay for flights and hotels. It’s a bit more complex in that you strategically […]

August 22, 2023

Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking ft. Ricky Zhang, CEO of Prince of Travel

On this week’s episode we celebrate our four year podcast anniversary by sharing where the show has been, where it’s going + our best travel tips, products, and destination recommendations. We’re also celebrating with a giveaway! Four lucky winners will take home some awesome prizes so be sure to listen to the episode and enter […]

August 15, 2023

Travel Squad Podcast Celebrate 4 Years!

We’re answering your questions and diving deep into one of our favorite topics: Guided tours! We have done several prix fixe vacations using guided tour companies like Gate1 Travel, Alpaca Expeditions, and Viking River Cruises. We are BIG fans of guided tours! A listener messaged us asking to do an episode on guided tours – […]

August 12, 2023

What are Guided Tours? And Why You’ll Love Them!

Episode 140 is taking you inside the good, the great, the bad and ugly of bathrooms around the world. You know we can’t do an episode without talking about the bathroom experience so we dedicated a whole episode to it. Just try to listen without laughing! We take it country by country telling stories from […]

July 11, 2023

Bathrooms Around the World

In this episode we’re sharing the magical world of lounge life and how to get into airport lounges. We share some of our best airport lounge experiences from Dubai to London to Mexico City and detail the differences in perks and freebies you can expect. We are priority pass lounge members, which is provided complimentary […]

March 28, 2023

How to Get Into Airport Lounges & Our Best Experiences Yet

Friend twosomes and couples traveling together is one of the best ways to explore a new place. With our partner in crime and a full itinerary, a weekend trip or longer international getaway can be so much fun! But as with any kind of group, there can be issues! In this episode we talk about […]

February 7, 2023

Couple Vacation Ideas & Tips to Have a Good Time

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 are giving all our best tips for group whether you are traveling with a group of friends, family, or strangers on a guided tour. At the Travel Squad, we have a lot of experience traveling as a group and have seen the best and worst of it. Why is there always a fight when […]

July 20, 2022

Group Travel Tips to Get Along & Make Amazing Memories

We have taken a lot of road trips over the years and have great tips for how to plan a  road trip, including how to save money on a road trip (especially with high gas prices!), how to maximize time so you can see all the attractions and sights along the way, and keep yourself […]

June 28, 2022

How to Plan a Road Trip & Make it an Epic Adventure

We’re sharing stories from our trips of some of the worst travel etiquette and giving you tips on being a better traveler. From the worst B-O on a 14-hour flight to obnoxious travel buddies, to loud people in the hotel hallways. In this episode we are re-living and laughing about it all plus giving you […]

April 5, 2022

Hilarious and Horrible Travel Etiquette

We travel several times a month either on road trips, international vacations, or quick weekend getaways in a nearby state. We’ve learned a few ways to get more bank for your buck and optimize your time there so we’re sharing our best travel hacks. If you want travel life hacks that will ultimately make it […]

December 7, 2021

Travel Hacks from Frequent Travelers

This one is dedicated to our top travel tips to make you a better traveler. We are self-proclaimed ‘expert’ travelers and are giving you our best travel tips, hacks, and advice for better travel planning, booking to save money, packing tips, and little things you can do to be a better traveler and make your […]

October 19, 2021

Top Travel Tips to Help You Be a Better Traveler

We’re celebrating our two year podcast anniversary by giving you all of our very best travel recommendations, tips, and hacks to save money, plan better, see and do all the cool stuff and ultimately travel much more often!  In this episode we each recommend our top choice for international destinations, places to visit in the […]

August 17, 2021

Our Best Travel Recommendations

Diving into how travel affects mental health positively in various aspects of development and quality of life. In this episode we are announcing some major Travel Squad Podcast news! We’re changing the format of our podcast to include traveler and travel business owner interviews and bring you more deals and news in travel. We also […]

May 4, 2021

How Travel Affects Mental Health Positively

We’re bringing you the 11 best solo travel for women tips from the expert herself. Zeina spent her early 20s traveling through Europe and living in Lebanon and is bringing you stories from her adventures, solo female travel safety tips, advice on how to make friends while traveling solo, and answer all your questions on […]

April 13, 2021

Solo Travel Tips, Safety Advice, and Stories

We are here to settle the debate one and for all: Is it better to stay in an Airbnb, a hotel, a hostel, or a timeshare? There are so many options and it depends on the place, who you’re going with, what you’ll be doing, and what you budget. If you’re comparing Airbnb vs hotel […]

April 6, 2021

Airbnb vs Hotel vs Timeshare vs Hostel – Pros & Cons of Each

Ashley from Ashley P Travels, guest interviews on the podcast today answering your questions on “what is it like to work on a cruise ship?” Ashley spent several years working on a cruise ship and in this episode she reveals what it’s really like to live a travel life and work on a cruise ship, […]

March 16, 2021

What is it Like to Work on a Cruise Ship? Ashley P Travels Reveals All

We’re talking about the less glamorous sides of travel – things like travel scams, mishaps, and when things don’t go exactly as planned. Whether it’s being cheap and missing out on once in a lifetime experiences or your phone getting stolen and it threatens the mood of your whole trip, we have to remember to […]

February 9, 2021

Travel Scams, Mishaps, and Mistakes to Avoid

We’re diving into some of the best travel credit cards with rewards for travel so you can use points and save your dollars and ultimately (like we always say) travel more often! In this episode we break down the best credit cards for travel looking at the travel perks each card offers including points for […]

January 12, 2021

Travel Credit Cards

We’re bringing you a whole episode dedicated to how to stay healthy while traveling. This year we have talked more about health and traveling – or not traveling – than ever before  and we want to keep you doing both! We’re bringing you our best tips to stay healthy while traveling including what to pack […]

December 15, 2020

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

This is a fun episode of the top 20 travel questions we have been asked, giving you our very best travel advice! We’re giving our tips and secrets for saving money on travel, advice for traveling smarter and better, and giving travel advice we’ve learned over the years of traveling. Plus a few funny stories […]

September 15, 2020

20 Travel Tips and Our Best Travel Advice

We’re busting the myth that a vacation has to throw off your diet and showing you how to eat healthy while traveling. Yes, you want to try the local cuisine, and indulge a little, but if you’re trying to stick to certain health and diet goals, let the travel tips in this episode prove to […]

August 25, 2020

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

There are so many benefits of travel on your happiness, growth, gratefulness, quality of life, and creativity. In this episode we talk about all the ways travel has enriched our lives, made us happier, and brought so much joy into our lives. We share experiences that have made us appreciate other cultures, benefited our mental […]

April 21, 2020

The Life Changing Benefits of Travel 

We’re sharing our best advice and recommendations for getting in a workout and staying fit while traveling! This episode gives you our tips and tricks for getting in steps and working up a sweat while on a trip. From the airport to the temple, we show you the world is your gym and that travel […]

March 24, 2020

Tips for Being Active & Staying Fit While Traveling

We tell you how to pack for a trip the smart way, from fitting it all in to packing faster and easier where you can find everything easily. We share our tips for packing a carry on including folding techniques, what to put in your carry on, how to fit alcohol souveniers in your carry […]

March 10, 2020

Our Top Packing Tips for Travel

We’re giving all our best travel tips and advice to that first time traveler. We’re taking everything we learned throughout our extensive local and international travel experiences and sharing all the things we wish we knew when we started traveling. The top tips for first time international travelers and debunking the common excuses people give […]

February 4, 2020

Tips for the First Time Traveler

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’re sharing how to survive a long haul flight, long haul flight essentials to pack, what to wear on a long-haul flight, and general long haul flight tips to make it just a little more comfortable. We’ve had travel days lasting over 35 hours to get to some destinations and many flights that went 8-18 […]

October 15, 2019

Long Haul Flight Essentials

We share our ‘how we met stories’ and give you a more in depth look at where each of us came from, our journey to becoming travel obsessed, and how we became a travel squad! We also give you advice on how to start traveling because as you can see from this episode, we weren’t […]

September 17, 2019

Our ‘How We Met Stories’ + Tips for How to Start Traveling

In this episode we’re giving you all our “secrets” for how we take trips every month, and how YOU can travel more often too.  We share how we schedule travel around work and other life priorities and the tips and hacks we use to travel for free to travel cheaper so we can afford to […]

August 15, 2019

How to Travel More Often