2TravelDads Podcast

2TravelDads Podcast

2TravelDads is the original LGBT Family Travel blog. We focus on sharing the most interesting destinations, sights, family moments, and travel tips. It's not all family travel, we take trips without the kids too. Whether National Parks or weekend getaways, we're all about helping others get out and explore.... Show More

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December 4, 2020 34 min

Visiting Lake Tahoe and Carson City is great any time of year when you have a local's insider information. Tips of when to visit and where to find great travel deals to the Reno Tahoe area.

 

Show notes here:  Lake Tahoe and Carson City Like a Local

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There are many ways to boost immune support to stay healthy, both while traveling and at home. 10+ easy ways to support your immune system, from vitamins to home remedies and natural health options.

Full show notes here:  Ways to Boost Immune Support and Stay Healthy While Traveling

From both our own daily lives to what health care professionals recommend we talk about the many ways to boost and support our bodies' immunity...

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The Santa Maria Valley is one of our favorite destinations, both for outdoor recreation AND for experiencing wine country! We chat with two SMV wine makers, Norman Beko and Wes Hagen, about what makes the area so ideal for wine, as well as traveling to LA's wine country during COVID restrictions.  Full show notes here: Santa Maria Valley Wine Country

Norman Beko of Cottonwood Canyon Winery explains the foot up the Santa Maria V...

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We've been to both Disney World and Universal Orlando during the Coronavirus pandemic. These are our observations and opinions of how each park is handling safety precautions and enforcing rules while COVID-19 is still a concern.  Read our full review of each park...

Complete show notes/comparison here:  https://2traveldads.com/disney-world-or-universal-orlando-during-covid/

Disney World During COVID 

Universal Orlando During C...

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Affording Travel is more than working full time, but starts with saving and budgeting. Actionable tips to save and plan travel, making it a part of your everyday life.

Show notes here: https://2traveldads.com/affording-travel-tips-for-saving-and-planning/

 

We interview Danielle of the Thought Card Podcast all about saving and being intentional with finances to set yourself up for the type of life, including travel, that you want.

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Buying a vacation rental can be complicated. We bought, fixed up, and ran a profitable short term rental in less than a month. Here's how we did it and tips for running a successful vacation rental in Florida (or anywhere).  Full show notes here:  https://2traveldads.com/buying-a-vacation-rental-successful-investment-property/

 

If you've been thinking about jumping into an investment property or want to hear what it's ...

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October 3, 2020 27 min

Not for fun-travel, but because we had to, we did a pandemic road trip across the USA. These are our experiences and observations across the country during COVID19.  Show notes here:  https://2traveldads.com/pandemic-road-trip-buying-a-camper-during-coronavirus

Hear all about how we conquered the necessity of driving across the USA to relocate, including purchasing a camping trailer, prepping for our first RV trip with a cat, and f...

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Deciding to move across the country is a huge life change. This is how we reached the decision, how we executed the move, and what we learned from a cross-country relocation.  Show notes here:  https://2traveldads.com/moving-across-the-country-how-to/

 

The whole process of finding a new home town, selling our house and buying a new one, and figuring out all the logistics was a bit crazy, espicially during the peak of coronavirus. ...

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Have you considered which is better for your trip to Florida? Universal Orlando or Walt Disney World? We break them down, from the fun to the ease of transportation.  Show notes here:  Universal Orlando vs Disney World.

We have our favorite attractions and lands, and we break it all down. Digging into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as Pandora in Disney's Animal Kingdom, we talk through it all to help you decide whi...

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Disney's California Adventure is one of our favorite theme parks. Often we're asked if it's worth adding to a Disneyland trip. YES! This is our guide to the most fun and what's actually worth waiting for. Show notes here:  Guide to Disney's California Adventure

From Pixar Pier to taking kids on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout we talk about the attractions and experiences that are worth waiting in long ...

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Digging into Disneyland and chatting about each lang and its attractions and shows. Our best tips for making the most of your time in the Happiest Place on Earth.  Show notes here:  Best Disneyland Attractions and Shows

Starting in the new Star Wars land, Galaxy's Edge, we review the two main attractions and then work our way through the rest of Disneyland. We've been many times and following our most recent trip, we have d...

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We're always looking to ways to save on travel. FlyLine has an awesome technology to pair flights from different carriers to create cheaper, big flight discounts, especially for longer flights.  Show notes here:  Best Flight Discounts Thru FlyLine

Find out what interlining is, get tips for both search for and booking cheap flights, and hear from the people who actually manage FlyLine to get the best ideas for getting deep disco...

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Washington DC is beautiful in the spring with more than 3000 cherry trees in bloom, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and more happening.  Show notes here: DC Cherry Blossom Festival and Activities

Have you been to Washington DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival or any of the other spring events? We dig into the famous blossoms of the Tidal Basin, other places to see cherry blossoms around Washington DC, and some surprising event...

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The three best attractions in each Walt Disney World Park and #1 dining pick for each park too. Show notes here:  Disney Expert picks each park's top attractions & dining

We talk about the four parks and which attractions are the most worthwhile or that you just can't miss. We also talk about a lot of dining options, including picking our #1 restaurant for sit-down dining  in each park. Hint: we couldn't pick just o...

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Montana is a gorgeous state with some of the coolest towns, both modern and old west. From Billings to Big Sky, we dig into the best sights and activities in Yellowstone Country. Show notes hereMontana Road Trip from Billings to Big Sky.

Special guest host Meagan Wristen of Mommy Travels shares her road trip itinerary... that goes our same route but with COMPLETELY DIFFERENT points of interest, things to do, and hotels. So much ...

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Two days' worth of itineraries for exploring the best sights of Yellowstone National Park: part 2.  Show notes hereYellowstone Itinerary Part 2

In this episode we cover two days  of traveling through Yellowstone. These two road trip routes go through the northwest corner of the park, stopping at Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, the Lamar Valley, and our best wildlife viewing tips.

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We talk through our complete Yellowstone National Park itinerary:  four days to conquer the park, part 1!  Show notes hereYellowstone Itinerary Part 1

In this episode we cover the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Norris Geysers, Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. Each itinerary route is its own day in the park and covers the best sights and tips for enjoying driving through Yellowstone National Park.

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Part 2 of our Yellowstone National Park Geysers series highlights the geyser areas that are the easiest to miss. Show notes hereYellowstone National Park Geysers Part 2

In this episode we cover the hidden pockets of geysers that are really easy to get to but that most people just drive by. Some of the best sights in Yellowstone National Park are right under everyone's noses, but we'll help YOU experience them!

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Best geyser recommendations in Yellowstone National Park. Must-see hot springs and geysers that most people miss when they visit Yellowstone. Show notes here:  Yellowstone NP Geysers Part 1

We share our favorite geysers and hot springs that most people skip when they visit Yellowstone. Check out our top picks for natural wonders that are too easy to drive by but YOU'VE GOT TO SEE!

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Podcast episode covering the best need-to-know Yellowstone National Park tips.  Show notes here:  Need-to-know Yellowstone Tips

From where to camp to where to stay outside of the park, favorite sights and things to watch for, the basics of having an awesome trip, and some of our favorite stories through the years.

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