No thanks, I prefer the stress from planning my own trip!
We've replicated our exact National Park trips into action packed itineraries to take all the guess work out of what to do and see, where to eat and sleep.
Kim opted not to go to South Africa with the Squad due to the premium cost. After, she deeply regretted her decision. The Squad refers to "My Africa" as a way to say, "It's my biggest regret." Or, "Don't let it be your Africa," as in, "Don't let it be your big regret."
The word for "Fantastic" in Arabic. One of Kim's favorite words to say.
Said by a Squad Member during recording, after having a drink. Became an inside joke among the Squad because of the unexpected and alarming passion behind the Squad Member's passion for "lub-nah." Now an inside joke to present anything and everything. "Bam!"
Byblos is a city in Lebanon. Due to tight scheduling when we were in Lebanon, Jamal kept insisting that we didn't have time to go / that he didn't want to go. We ended up going, and the city ended up being one of Jamal's highlights of our Lebanon trip. "My Byblos" refers to something being so amazing that we didn't expect to like.
Jamal is the dad of the group when we travel. Zeina & Kim affectionately refer to him as dad, while Brittanie refers to him as Daddy.
A running joke that started after declaring we would take an "easy day," in Peru. We ended up having a strenuous day. An easy day now refers to an attempt to go easy, but more often than not, being more strenuous than our most planned strenuous day.
A constant joke among the Squad that if someone is even slightly annoyed or upset, they're having a freak-out. And we never let each other live down their freak-outs.
Said with a swift jab of the fist upwards. Said when you get a real steal of a deal.
Years ago, late at night, Jamal, Brittanie, and Kim were in Vegas. Jamal & Brit wanted to sleep whereas Kim wanted to party at Hakkasan. The next morning, Kim asked Jamal & Brit what they did. Jamal responded, "We went to Hakkasan! You didn't see us there?" as a joke. This became an inside joke that we always party hard at Hakkasan.
The Squad's nickname. The first Squad trip was to Peru, to hike the Inca Trail. One of Jamal's friends hiked the trail 6 months earlier and got sick. The Squad made a pact that no matter how sick they got, there'll be "no shits on the trail." This became our nickname: N-S-O-T!
It's a pro-tip, but from the Squad. It's a Squad-Tip!
A typical Squad trip. Leave on Friday after work. Come home late Sunday night or early Monday morning before work.