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XX, Will Travel: A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers

2
Nov

S2E4: How to Plan a Trip from Scratch: Accommodations

Resort, hotels, boutique hotels, hostels, AirBnbs, couchsurfing...with so many options, how do you choose the perfect accommodation for your trip? On our latest installment of our "How to Plan a Trip from Scratch" series, we talk where to stay, when to stay and how to book it. Kathy and Ines discuss their preferred accommodations, give you tips on how to find the best one, describe the perfect host or guest, and also share their favorite hotels around the world and the nightmarish ones they've encountered. 

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19
Oct

S2E3: XX Will Travel LIVE! Presents “Out of Place”

We recreate our first ever live recording of our episode "Out of Place". Listen from Kathy, Ines, and friends of the podcast stand-up comedian Sameena Mustafa (co-host and producer of Simmer Brown) and Danette Chavez (Assistant Editor at The A.V. Club). Stories include feminist awakenings during a Spring Break trip, being a "pocha" on a road trip to Mexico, a short-lived love affair with surfing in Brazil and finding oneself and perhaps love in India and Paris. Thanks to Volumes Bookcafe for hosting us and to Wanderful for making our event one of their official meet-ups. This episode featured music by Jahzzar, used under the Creative Common License. 

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28
Sep

S2E2: Traveling in Detroit

Detroit. Motown. The Motor City. Whatever you call it, it's not your typical vacation destination. Ines discusses her recent trip where she biked through empty streets, mingled with locals and got lost in Detroit's fascinating and tumultuous history. 

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14
Sep

S2E1: Summer Travel Fails and Triumphs

Kathy and Ines are back! And ready to spill the beans on their hiatus. While Kathy had a summer full of road trips, weekends away and national parks, Ines made every rookie mistake in the book and was stuck in Chicago. They discuss new travel tips learned, challenges they faced, and what kind of traveler they've become. Also: big announcements on live events and more! 

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11
Sep

Season 2 Sneak Peek

Have you missed us? Cause we missed you! Take a listen at what awaits on our second season. 

 

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20
Jul

S1E29: Traveling in Los Angeles

Kathy and Ines share experiences, tips and recommendations for Los Angeles, California. Topics include getting around without a car (it can be done!), accommodation options, best eats (hello, taco trucks!), and the hits and misses of the sprawling city. Kathy also shows how to do L.A. during the crazed frenzy of Oscar weekend. Love it or hate it or feel conflicted about it, the ladies have lots of opinions about the Left Coast. 

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6
Jul

S1E28: Disney for Haters with Erika Toy

Is Ines and Kathy's cynicism any match for the Magic Kingdom? Former Disney employee and native Floridian Erika Toy thinks not! Erika pleads the case that Disney resorts can be an amazing adventure for the independent woman traveler. Listen as she gives us the lowdown on her time as an employee at Walt Disney World, as well as some history, trivia, and tips for making the most of your time at the theme parks. We also delve into Disney's dark side, including the reason that no one ever dies at Disney. So join us and let us know your vote: is Disney a relaxing getaway or a Mickey Mouse trap?

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22
Jun

S1E27: How to Travel to Music Festivals with Beth Winer

Beth Winer, traveling music fan and lovable Phish head, gives her best tips for surviving music festival season. Highlights include dressing comfortably for a daylong concert, what and what not to eat, planning out who to see in a jam-packed lineup, and the ease with which you can build a music tribe of your own. Oh, and if you happen to lose your boyfriend in a crowd for 15 hours, Beth also has fantastic advice on what to do. 

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7
Jun

S1E26: Traveling in Australia and New Zealand with Rachel Grandi

Rachel Grandi shares her adventures in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to animals both adorable and edible (Koalas are cute. Lamb is tasty.), Rachel discusses the logistics of planning long-haul, multi-country travel (Spreadsheets and snacks are key!), as well as the pros and cons of traveling with your partner. Come along with us to Sydney, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and more! 

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25
May

S1E25: How to Travel with Kids with Comedian Elizabeth Gomez of the Kates

Travel with kids is never easy, so we brought in wisecracking traveler and mom Elizabeth Gomez. Elizabeth joins us to tackle the terrifying endeavour that is traveling with children, along with survival strategies for the airport, tips on helping them enjoy a new place and why it's important to instill a love of travel from a young age. 

 

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