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.


February 27, 2023 24 mins

We just got back from exploring Portland and MidCoast Maine in winter. We live in Florida, so we weren't sure what to expect, but lemme tell ya, it was great! From snow and what it's like driving in Maine in the winter to all the different regional food was loved, that's what this episode is all about!

What you'll find (re: Maine food) - lobster, haddock, whoopie pies, potato donuts, needhams and more!

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We love visiting Universal's Orlando Resort, but our favorite part of it is Islands of Adventure! We dig into this fun and awesome theme park, from Seuss Landing to Jurassic World, hashing out our favorite rides and dining. We've got some big tips too for saving time and money, including the details of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade. All this and more in our Islands of Adventure episode.


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Universal Studios Florida is one of the three theme parks at the Universal Orlando Resort. Here you'll find Springfield (the Simpsons) New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and London, aka Diagon Alley from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We love Universal Studios, so we've picked what we think is the most awesome to share, and we've got some opinions about what to skip over. Also, give a listen for the details of how to ride ...

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Universal Orlando Resort is one of the most popular Florida vacation destinations. But it's not at all like Walt Disney World. In this episode we break down how Universal Orlando is laid out, what there is to do outside of the main two parks, and how to actually have a more affordable visit. We've even got a hack that saves you both time AND money when you're staying at Universal Orlando.


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Are you ready for a side of Hawaii that ISN'T resorts and is just jaw-dropping? This is Kauai's South Shore!! From hiking the amazing Waimea Canyon to doors-off helicopter flights, hear all about our adventures exploring one of the most unique parts of Hawaii. We even have a random luxury stay that, if you have a big budget or lots of Hyatt points to use, you have to plan for it.


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February 4, 2023 23 mins

Visiting Kauai means having an adventurous Hawaii trip. The Garden Island is lush and green, but also really intense when it comes to hiking. Hear what we loved and what YOU should make time for on the North Shore of Kauai (including our favorite poke place).


Check out our 5 Day Kauai Itinerary and Favorite Things to Do on Kauai at 2TravelDads.com

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the most unusual places we've been. From lava tubs to glowing molten rock under the stars, we've explored everything Hawaii Volcanoes has to offer. Find out just what you'll see at Kilauea and the Halamaumau Crater, what you'll experience in the Mauna Loa Unit and even the unknown, often overlooked Kahuku Unit (so gorgeous!). We've got the details and you're going to want to plan a trip to t...

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There's more to the Big Island of Hawaii than the Kona Coast. Hilo and the Hamakua Coast are amazingly beautiful with great communities, bike paths, beaches and waterfalls. We talk about some of our favorite places in Hilo and chat, just a bit, about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (we have an episode dedicated to the NP). Give a listen and see what makes Hilo and Hawaii's eastern shore so wonderful to explore.

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Sure you've heard of Kona Coffee or the Big Island of Hawaii, but have you been? What makes visiting the Kona Coast so special. We dig into all there is to do and see on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, from our favorite snorkeling spots to the best places to be immersed in Kona Coffee culture. Also, tips for pronouncing Hawaiian words and THE MOST INCREDIBLE wildlife experience we've had. (Hint: it happens at night in t...

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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' immu...

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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 S...

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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 


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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 trave...

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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 ...

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October 3, 2020 27 mins

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 w...

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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 durin...

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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 yo...

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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 lines for...

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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, w...

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