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Adventure Begins Podcast

We are a couple of travel planners coming together to share what we love most - travel! We have a passion for exploring new places, and we love sharing our adventures with friends. So pack your bags, and come along with us!
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Now displaying: 2021
Dec 17, 2021

Think group travel requires too much together time, and that hiking on vacation is just for super athletes? In this episode we dispel those thoughts with someone who's been there and done that and shares with us why touring with Backroads is now her favorite way to travel. This may leave you reconsidering how you may want to dive into your next travel destination.

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- Japan opens the Michinoku Coastal Trail

- Emily celebrates the season with hometown holiday fun

- We offer ideas on how to share the expense when traveling as a group

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

 

Dec 1, 2021

After more than a decade Royal Caribbean is sailing from the West Coast once again and has brought their beautiful ship, the Navigator of the Seas, to entertain their guests along the Mexican Riviera. Don't miss all that this newly amplified ship has to offer.

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- Emily and Jennifer have holiday fun at Disneyland

- Disney Cruise Line is now require vaccines for guests 5 and up

- We learn geography through music

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Nov 14, 2021

After a long wait to travel and see the world again, Heather is making up for lost time with her legendary vacation to France. She visited Disneyland Paris, took a river cruise, ate all the food, and came home with the souvenir of a lifetime, you will not want to miss this story!

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- Emily had a Goodtime in Miami

- a 30 year old has visited every country in the world

- Meghan is in cruise BLISS

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Nov 2, 2021

With so many travelers itching to get back out there, Greece has generously opened its doors to international visitors making it the must see destination of the year. With its rich history, sun soaked shores, and delicious eats you will immediately see why. 

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- DIA gives a friendly welcome to travelers

- Royal Caribbean announces their first world cruise

- Meghan gives tips on travel planning with Instagram

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Oct 19, 2021

As quintessentially American as peanut butter and Chevy cars, the Walt Disney World resort in Florida is a keystone of must try vacations; with their average attendance of 20 million visitors per year, it's no wonder so many of us share similar stories of magic and wonder while having the opportunity to vacation as a kid again. On this episode we share some of your stories on how Disney has touched your heart over the years and discuss the grand 18 month long 50th anniversary celebration in detail with our special guest Suzannah Otis.

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Oct 4, 2021

Our guest, Holly Dunn, shares her experience traveling aboard Silverseas's Muse through America's great frontier and why your trip through this wonderland would greatly benefit from their top notch service. Bears, Butlers, and seafood for days...... Sounds like the perfect vacation!

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- The Miami airport is getting creative with COVID sniffing dogs.

- Emily visits the Rocky Mountain National Park for some leaf peeping.

- Meghan gives tips for navigating while offline.

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Sep 15, 2021

Whether you choose to visit this area by boat, seaplane, kayak or ferry; the islands off Washington state offer scenic small towns and unexplored wilderness for visitors of all kinds. Our guest and local boater, Michael Dey shares ideas on what not to miss when visiting and what makes this region so enchanting.

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- The EU bans travel for Americans trying to visit

- Meghan travels EXTREMELY close to home

- Emily gives ideas on what you should wear to the airport

 

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Sep 1, 2021

There's so much to do on Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas; from zip lining to relaxing in an overwater cabana to plunging down the tallest waterslide in North America, everyone on the cruise will be sure to find their Perfect Day. 

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- a couple gets engaged with the help of Delta airlines

- The Bahamas is now requiring all cruise visitors to be vaccinated

- Emily visits a roadside America gem

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Aug 16, 2021

Located all over the world, Margaritaville resorts offer something for everyone; from RV resorts, to lakeside properties and All Inclusives; they are designed to make sure your vacation is like a "Cheeseburger in Paradise". Our friend Stephanie Johnson shares her experience at their property in Orlando.

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- You may find yourself duct taped on your next flight

- Meghan shares her  impressions of Pike Place Market

- How much time do you really need for a layover?

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Aug 3, 2021

The freshly amplified Freedom of the Seas recently made its debut voyage as the first Royal Caribbean sailing departing from the United States. Our own Meghan Hayes was able to join the fun and shares with us her experiences with the latest protocols as well as all of the changes to this freshly updated ship.

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- Time magazine has released their list of greatest places

- Meghan tours Ft. Lauderdale

- We discuss how lots of news may be no news

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jul 12, 2021

Fitness expert, Casey Brown, shares her thoughts and experiences on hiking the West Coast's famous Pacific Crest Trail. She unpacks everything you need to know about planning your adventure here; whether you plan to trek for a weekend or months on end. 

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- We consider the pros and cons of space tourism

- Luggage fees may be lightening

- Emily adventures in her old hometown

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jul 1, 2021
After a year and a half cruises are once again setting sail. Emily was insistent that she be on the first ship out of North America and was finally able to do so last week. Join us as she recounts new adventures with old friends.

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- European sleeper trains are coming back

- People are traveling and it's wonderful to see

- We share some tips on booking the airfare for your next cruise

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jun 15, 2021

Emily has just returned from her first big travel trailer - National Parks extravaganza in Moab, Utah. She shares all the tips and tricks on how to survive the harsh desert elements and maximize your time out in the parks.  

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- Darwin's arch has fallen

- Carnival Mardi Gras is set to debut

- Meghan explores Athens, GA

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jun 1, 2021
On our first ever game show edition; Emily tries to stump Meghan as to which cruise line is best suited for a variety of different travelers. As the waters open up for travel again you may find yourself ready for your next cruise or even wanting to try something new.

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- The Disney Wish has been revealed

- The CDC is working to make new guidelines for cruise ships

- Meghan travels virtually with Thai food

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

May 19, 2021
After more than a year Disneyland has finally opened its gates to visitors and it couldn't be more magical. Former show host, Jennifer Kelln, was able to visit in the first few days and is sharing with us all the emotions involved in being back home. 

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- Megan makes a visit to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World

- Emily is ready for revenge travel

- You can travel the equator virtually for a good cause

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

May 3, 2021

This show is all about you. We answer all of your latest questions regarding vaccine passports, travel protection, what to do with kids in Japan, and how to score the best post pandemic travel deals.

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- Pharrell opens a hotel in Miami

- You can now travel by bubble

- Emily updates us on what's new at Walt Disney World

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Apr 15, 2021

Jaimie Hanson is back to guide us through the process of planning a stress free, economical, and fun filled destination wedding that your friends and family will talk about for years to come. 

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- Contiki makes our Bridgerton fantasies reality

- Penguins have a conservation message to share

- Emily's cooking, and it's WILD

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Apr 2, 2021

Over the last year travel has been restricted and we have had to find ways to fuel our wanderlust without the assistance of an airplane. Our guest, Kassandra, shares how she took hold of the situation and gave it a positive spin by exploring her backyard.

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- We discuss Waffles and Mochi

- Having unusual hair may be a crime

- Cruise ships are heading out to sea!

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Mar 15, 2021

Do you ever find yourself relaxing poolside while cruising and wondering what life is really like for the staff that works so hard to make your vacation possible? On this episode we chat with former Royal Caribbean cruise line dancer, Chelsea, who helps to lift the curtain between staff and sailor. 

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- Megan travels through food

- A supersonic jet could be ready for consumer travel soon

- Emily takes the trailer out to Lyons, Colorado

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Mar 1, 2021

Guest Cate Lincoln of the Hulaland travel blog, shares with us her must see and can't miss tips for planning a vacation to Hawaii. She offers insight on pronouncing those complicated landmarks as well as the top places to grab a snack or a beachside Mai Tai.

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- We travel by zodiac sign

- Egypt is getting an observation wheel

- Meghan takes a mini vacation

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Feb 15, 2021

With the new regulation in effect requiring all travelers entering the United States to present a negative COVID test, we discuss the inner workings of this new procedure and chat with Kelli Trent about her first hand experience in Mexico. 

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- Canada bans all vessels from their ports carrying more than 100 people

- The Majestic Las Vegas doesn't have smoking or gambling

- Emily and Meghan are ready to hit the road

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Feb 1, 2021

It's time to put on your landing lips; we've got the inside scoop on what it's like to prepare for a career in the friendly skies, what a flight attendant's pet peeves are, and how they hold it all together with such grace and style. 

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- Samantha Brown teaches us to see our own communities with a travelers eyes

- Hawker Culture in Singapore becomes an UNESCO site

- We teach you how to keep your best travel tool clean during a pandemic

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jan 15, 2021

We never know how many journeys our lives may hold; so the crew outlines the importance of short term, mid range and long term bucket list trip planning. We chat about the obstacles, how to overcome them, and what it takes to crush your vacation planning goals and offer lots of suggestions and ideas along the way.

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- A big Nude Boat is planning to set sail

- You will be shocked at all the theme park updates coming

- Emily visits the Ice Castles in Dillon

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

Jan 6, 2021

Emily visits her first ever rainforest and glitter kayaks in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. She shares what she would do if she only had one day on this beautiful island and what it's like to travel off the mainland during a pandemic. Of course her highlight was probably the giant iguanas, or the secret beaches, or the mofongo, or the magical flying kites.... well, clearly she loved it all.

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- We share the most googled vacation destinations of 2021 

- Walt Disney World will put a mask on your face

- Megan visits Scull Shoals

 

... So pack your bags, tune in, and let the adventure begin!

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