A Life Less Ordinary

A Life Less Ordinary

A Life Less Ordinary is a podcast about travel, featuring up to date travel news, what to look for, what to look out for and tips to make travel something really special. All from The Wishing Well, travel agency in Harrisonburg, VA

Episodes

August 12, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean and Harry Reif from The Wishing Well discuss travel news including cruise line COVID testing requirements changing, more on airline refund changes coming and vaccination requirements changing in the travel world with the recently announced CDC changing recommendations. The bulk of this week's show is devoted to travel insurance and the importance of buying travel insurance to meet your travel needs for eve...
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This week Terrie Dean talks beach vacations. Great places like Hilton Head, Santa Monica, Mexico and even St Andrews Scotland. If you've been thinking about a late season beach vacation with the family. Let The Wishing Well help choose just the right spot!
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Terrie begins this week's show with travel news including stories about airfare price reductions, United Airlines adding over 100 flights to college football travel cities, Southwest Airlines extending the time you can use its travel credits and news about the proposed Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines merger. We spend most of the show talking about travel to Germany from its old world charm to its modern urban cities, you should be...
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July 22, 2022 53 min
Terrie Dean from The Wishing Well discusses the travel news of the week including:
Cruise Line and CDC reporting requirements are changing for cruises, the U.S. Dollar and Euro are now at parity. That means changes in what things cost you when you travel to Europe. The recent heat wave issues across Europe but especially in Great Britain and London. Heathrow is having issues with runways and is instituting caps on the number of trav...
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On this episode, Terrie Dean talks about the travel news of the week, Revenge Travel, COVID still a problem in certain areas and U.S. Passport Office quoting a shortened 8-11 weeks for new passport service. She also discussed 2023 group travel including two great spring break family cruises and that additional cabins have been made available for the Rhine River Cruise. Reach out to The Wishing Well for more information on their gro...
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Host Terrie Dean spent most of the show discussing...Crusing on the Queen Mary II ocean liner. Terrie and business partner Harry are crusing on the Queen Mary II and are leading a group cruise. They hosted the show from their cabins aboard the ship at its northern most destination, Halifax Nova Scotia. Their trip featured stops in Boston Harbor on July 4th to watch the fireworks, Bar Harbor, Maine, and more
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June 24, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean talks about the travel news of the week including more about flight cancellations from Father's Day Weekend. What you should know and what to expect and how you should plan your travel this summer, Carnival Cruise line changes for unvaccinated passengers. The majority of the show is devoted to group travel, what it offers and why it can be a great alternative to traveling solo. And we introduce a great gro...
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June 17, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean is back and we discuss the travel news of the week including lots of Cruise News You Can Use. Including some Cruise Lines to Alaska are reimplimenting their mask mandates, Disney is scheduling sailings on their newest ship the Wish, Princess is having a cruise sale and more. For the main portion of the show we discussed river cruises in Europe and around the world. Terrie tells us about several operators she h...
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June 10, 2022 53 min
Terrie is off this week and her partner at the Wishing Well, Harry Reif is guest hosting with information about some of the great islands off the coast of France. First we discuss the travel news of the day including the U.S. dropping COVID testing requirements for people returning or entering to the U.S. This is something the travel industry has been seeking for a while. We also discussed the airline industry's continuing woes...
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June 3, 2022 53 min
Terrie Dean from the Wishing Well brings Harry Reif along to discuss their recent group trip to Alaska. It was their first trip to America's great frontier and they and the group brought back many memories. We start the show with this week's travel news and wrap with a discussion about the Alaskan trip/cruise on Regent, the excursions and just the experience. If you are thinking about an Alaskan trip - this show is for you
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This week Terrie Dean from The Wishing Well discusses the week's travel news and what is now considered "luxury" travel. Everyone's definition is different. But however you define it, The Wishing Well can help you realize your travel dreams. From travel around the corner to around the world. How do you define luxury travel? Let The Wishing Well help you answer that question.
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May 13, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean from the Wishing Well updates us on the travel news including an airline satisfaction survey, Southwest Airlines making customer improvements and problems with air travel into and out of Jamaica. Then, we spend the bulk of the show discussing Adventure Travel. What have you always wanted to do? Make it happen!
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May 6, 2022 52 min
This week Terrie talks about the latest travel news including what the U.S. is doing about the upcoming Real I.D. deadline, Southwest Airlines offering free wifi on a limited trial basis and there maybe problems on the horizon in rebooking travel that you delayed during the height of the COVID pandemic. Then we discuss rail travel both domestically and in Europe. If you've never thought about rail travel, call Terrie and ask qu...
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April 29, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie talks about the latest travel news including more international locations opening up with many fewer COVID travel restrictions, including St Lucia, Turks and Caicos and France just to name a few. Car rental prices will still be high through summer. We'll also discuss "To Villa or not to Villa" Why renting a villa for vacation can make a great experience even better for just about any price point.
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April 15, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean from The Wishing Well updates us on the travel news of the week including United extending travel credits through May 2023 and the CDC extending face mask requirements through May 3, 2022 for airline travel. Segment two deals with travel to Bavaria in Germany for the Oberammergau Passion Play. This play is only performed every 10 years and its back for 2022 after the pandemic delay from 2020.
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This week Terrie Dean from the Wishing Well talks about the latest travel news, including more relaxing of COVID restrictions as the Spring travel season heats up, Hertz buying 75,000 EV's for their international rental fleet and Jet Blue is in the running for Spirit Airlines
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April 1, 2022 52 min
This week Terrie Dean from The Wishing Well in Harrisonburg brings travel news and a show about beautiful national parks that you might not be aware of and that are much less visited than their better known counter parts...so you can take a path less traveled for a beautiful and scenic (and also less crowded) vacation!
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March 25, 2022 54 min
This week Terrie Dean from the Wishing Well shares several news related items including some TSA technology changes that will help cut down on check in times, airline CEOs and travel industry leaders urge the US to drop COVID travel restrictions and KLM airlines offering deep discounts on travel to Europe. And in part 2 of the show this week, Terrie shares her best travel tips to save you time, money and effort
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March 18, 2022 53 min
Travel news this week including relaxed COVID restrictions in the U.K., Canada, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and others. Cruise lines introducing new ships, seniors living on Cruise Ships in retirement and fuel and Ukraine disruptions through the summer months.
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March 12, 2022 53 min
This week Terrie Dean talks Travel News including various places further relaxing COVID restrictions, how you can help and support Ukraine and TSA extending mask requirements until April 18. Segment two was all about the Irish! Where to enjoy Irish culture including Ireland but also other places around the world.
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