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XX, Will Travel: A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers

28
Dec

S2E8: 2017 Travel Goals and Listener Questions

Ines and Kathy invited listeners to submit their 2017 travel goals, along with questions on how to achieve them, and they delivered! From space travel to visiting Cuba, dealing with language barriers to logistics of around-the-world trips, the ladies of XX, Will Travel dispense advice gleaned from their years of travel experience, as well as copious research. They also share their own travel plans for the year ahead.

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14
Dec

S2E7: How to Road Trip with Meryl Williams of The Sleeper Hit

Writer, podcaster and road trip expert Meryl Williams has crossed the USA by car three times! This intrepid traveler shares her tips for how to make the most of your time on the road. After all, it's about the journey, not the destination, right? For more Meryl, visit her @merylwilliams, and subscribe to her podcast and newsletter, both called The Sleeper Hit.

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30
Nov

S2E6: Midwest Is Best

Flyover country? More like extended layover country! At least that's what Kathy and Ines argue on this week's episode about some of the Midwest's greatest hits. The ladies share their love and travel tips for Milwaukee, St. Louis, Springfield and quaint lake towns, wax poetic over the region's geographic beauty and cultural diversity, and discuss why it's misunderstood. Now, more than ever, it is time to rediscover the secrets and treasures of this underrated travel destination.

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16
Nov

S2E5: Insider’s Guide to Chicago: Winter Edition

Winter visitors to Chicago will not be disappointed. Your favorite Chicago locals, Ines and Kathy, discuss their tips and tricks for making the most of the Windy (Snowy) City. We're not going to lie - they're mostly eating ramen and drinking, but also include our faves in comedy, theatre, and sports. Want more local recs for Chicago? Check out the past, more summery episode that inspired this one, Insider's Guide to Chicago, at https://xxwilltravel.com/2015/06/25/episode-3-the-insiders-guide-to-chicago/

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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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