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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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May 16, 2022

Great for a girls trip, a place to soak up live performances, to indulge in some of the nations best eats, or to run a marathon; this town truly has something for everyone! It's easy to get to, the landscape is gorgeous, and the beer is cold. Tune in to hear what some of Emily's highlights of the city were and you can bet it involves sugar, advice from a country legend, and animatronic critters.

*PLUS* 

- There's romance in the skies

- You may have to pay a tourist fee next time you visit Venice

- Meghan educates us on how to spend a weekend in Georgia


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

May 2, 2022

You are going to RELISH this episode where we KETCHUP with current Wienermobile driver NickaroniAndCheese. He gets FRANK with us and shares the history of the American Icon as well as what it's like to live on the road for a year. This episode is a real WIENER; you're going to laugh your BUNS off with this one!

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- You can now mark X as a gender on your passport

- When NOT to travel this summer

- Meghan visits Charlotte


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

Apr 15, 2022

It's official, Emily was wrong; and by wrong we mean epically wrong! Fresh off of her first visit to Hawaii she shares with us what sets this tropical paradise apart from others and why everyone needs to visit at least once in their lifetimes. 

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- Toilet paper races are a great way to pass the time

- Characters are back!

- Tips for getting around Maui


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

Apr 1, 2022

Celebrity Cruise Line is all about cutting edge design, elevated experiences and innovation. On this episode, we share all that the latest EDGE class has to offer from magic carpets, to infinite verandahs and why this should be your next cruise experience. Meghan shares her first hand tales of immersive gardens, interactive circuses and meals cooked by tiny chefs. 

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- We are dreaming of summer!

- News that will melt your popsicles

- Meghan's swim through Epcot


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

Mar 15, 2022

All Inclusive resorts are among the best ways to vacation whether on a romantic getaway or with a large group of friends; they give you license to be completely carefree, allowing you to indulge to your heart's desire whether with a great meal or a morning mimosa. Original crew member Jaimie Hanson shares the details of her stay at Karisma's El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya and what made this resort a top choice for her.

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- We share a way to send some love to Ukraine

- Alaska Airlines creates a subscription service

- We share local adventures to state parks and contemporary Israeli cuisine


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

Mar 1, 2022

It's not often an entirely new cruise line hits the market, and not only is it new; but it is wildly innovative and doing everything it can to update and refresh the way we cruise. In this episode we dish on what our favorite features are, what surprises us, and how we've seen it change in the short time it has been at sea.

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- We discuss road trips for stargazing

- Emily adventures with the OG podcast crew

- What essential item you need to pack when staying in an older room


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

Feb 15, 2022

Looking for a new way to try and taste wines with a fun hometown feel? Look no further than Walla Walla, Washington. This cute little town full of shops, art, and rolling vineyards isn't a place most people think of but in this episode we share why it checks all of our wine travel boxes. 

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- We discuss the 19 best museums in the world

- Yellowstone prepares for their 150th anniversary with some new activities

- Don't forget to tip your Uber driver


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

Feb 3, 2022

Summers are all about relaxing and taking it easy, but Jared had other ideas. He chose to circumnavigate the United States with an epic road trip visiting 36 states, 31 National Parks, and he did all this in just a little over two months. He shares with us how he organized, budgeted and made a trip of this size possible.

- Emily makes friends at MCO

- A deep seas creature exhibit is coming to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

- We make a wish with a Genie


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

Jan 16, 2022

On a trip that has been well worth the wait, Amber tells us all about the advantages of traveling during this unique moment in history; crowds are low, locals are excited to see us, and flights are cheap. We hope her adventures will inspire you to set out on your own.

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- Margaritaville is headed to sea

- The TSA has confiscated some crazy stuff this year

- We discuss travel goals past, present and future

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

Jan 5, 2022

While there to attend a work conference; Meghan visits Las Vegas for the first time and shares her impressions of the sights, sounds, and wonders of this unique destination. Whether you are there to pay, play, or work, this town has something for everyone.

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- The Mirage is off on a permanent vacation

- We share tips on what to do with your old luggage

- Suggestions for celebrating new years with foods from around the world

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

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.

*PLUS*

- 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!

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