All Things Travel Podcast

All Things Travel Podcast

Join Creating Magic Vacations travel advisors Ryan Hedstrom and Shayne Seymour as we share travel tips, travel ideas, and travel experiences to help you become a Travel- Planning Superhero. Maximize enjoyment of your travel with the Must-DOs, avoid stress and misery with the Must-Do-NOTs, or dream along as Ryan, Shayne, and their guests regale their travel stories. You’ll enjoy travel tips, ideas, and stories so that you can experience the magic of amazing travel destinations like Disney, Universal, and Europe as well as cruising, all-inclusive resorts, and the newest and hottest travel destinations. Hit Subscribe so that you never miss an episode!


June 7, 2023 8 mins

Grab your free download: Top Items to Buy Before Your Theme Park Vacation to Save You Money and Stress!

Ready to plan your vacation? Ryan and Shayne are both Travel Advisors with Creating Magic Vacations and will make YOU the travel-planning superhero.

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Have you ever seen any of the hundreds of movies or shows filmed in Big Apple and thought, I’d like to go there. Today we discuss the destination that Alexander Hamilton called, “the greatest city in the world.”

Top Tips for Visiting New York City

  • Considerations for visiting New York City
  • Highlights of an NYC trip
  • Eating and Drinking in New York City
  • What NOT to do in NYC
  • Why New York City makes a great _______ vacation!

Make sur...

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When you think of a Hawaiian vacation, beaches, pools, and tropical drinks might fill your mind. However, there is a whole other side to the Hawaiian islands. Today we’re discussing volcanoes, rugged landscapes, and black sand beaches of the big island of Hawaii.

Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Overview of your vacations to the Hawaiian Islands
  • Overview of the island of Hawaii (characteristics, regions, etc.)
  • Getting there (airpo...
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May 17, 2023 46 mins

When it comes to history and culture, it doesn’t get much better than Athens, Greece. This European destination is an amazing city to tour, and today Ryan and I are joined by a recent traveler to the “glorious city”.

  1. Travel to Athens from Airport (taxi vs Train)
  2. Where to stay in Athens (the Plaka Neighborhood), Hotel Plaka
  3. Highlights of Athens (what to see, how to do it)
  4. Food, culture, people
  5. Tips for visiting Athens
  6. A “Highlight” st...
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May 10, 2023 28 mins

It’s summertime here in the U.S., which means it’s time to hit the open road. We’re talking road trip vacations and have a special guest to inspire your next driving adventure. Plus, we will introduce you to a great travel partner to help you plan all the details.

We have a special guest today. Ryan’s wife, Elizabeth Struble, tells us about an epic road trip she took after graduating from college.

Elizabeth’s Epic Road Trip"

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May 3, 2023 34 mins

Are you a fan of U2, Guinness, or James Joyce? Have you always dreamed of visiting Dublin, Ireland, and don’t know where to start with planning? Today, we cover what you need to know if you want to visit Dublin, and Ryan may treat us to a few stories from his trips to Dublin.

Why is Dublin high on so many people’s bucket lists?

"Dublin: foreign, but familiar."

  • What to do in Dublin?
  • Check Out the Dublin Pass
  • Day Trips from ...
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Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii but don’t know where to start? We’re giving you a great place to start in this episode. Listen and enjoy Ryan’s tour of O‘ahu!

The Grand Tour of O’ahu

  • Central O’ahu
  • Windward Coast (The Coastal Route to Kailua)
  • North Shore
  • Back to Central O’ahu
  • Leeward Coast

More topics:

  • Planning a Trip to O’ahu
  • How long should you stay?
  • Find a balance of relaxation/visiting planning

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April 19, 2023 30 mins

Food is a great reason to visit Spain, but what should you try? Is Spanish food spicy? Today we talk about one of our "flavorite" places to enjoy food: Spain!

We’ll discuss all you need to know about the food at one of our favorite places!

  • What is Spanish food like?
  • Spanish Food in Various regions?
  • Favorite\Popular Spanish dishes
  • Ways to enjoy Spanish food?
  • Dining habits?

What is your favorite Spanish Dish?


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April 12, 2023 35 mins

Recently Shayne and Ryan sat down with several other Travel Advisors and discussed our work. We came up with a list of TA “secrets” and want to share them with you, our fellow travelers.

Travel Advisor Secrets

  • When you start to work with a clients, what’s one thing you tend to think about that they don’t?
  • How has being a TA affected how you plan your own trips?
  • What are things you have booked for clients that most clients wouldn’t ...
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Universal Orlando Resort is a top vacation destination in central Florida. Today we’re joined by two travel advisor friends who visited for the first-ish time recently and have a lot to share about these theme parks.

Visiting Universal for the First ( ish) Time

  • Do you have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy Universal Orlando?
  • Impressions of your resort
  • Universal Studios
  • What’s the best ride in Orlando
  • Universal Islands of Ad...
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The logistics of getting around during your vacation can be complicated. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resorts both offer many different options. This post covers the best ways to get around Disney and Universal.

  • Getting to Walt Disney World
  • Getting to Universal Orlando Resorts
  • Getting around Walt Disney World
  • Getting around Universal Orlando Resorts

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March 22, 2023 30 mins

The last episode Ryan and I discussed the reasons why river cruising should be on your list of upcoming vacations. Today, we will highlight two different types of river cruises we love to get your travel planning started.

  • Danube River Cruise with Scenic
  • Columbia & Snake River

Question: Which of these 2 river cruises would suit you best?
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March 15, 2023 12 mins

How about a vacation where you have amazing service, unpack once but see multiple destinations, and explore some of the world’s most important historic and cultural sites? Sound good? That’s what a river cruise vacation has to offer. Today we’ll discuss why this type of travel just may be a great vacation for you!

What seems like the best reason to river cruise to you?

 **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**


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Hello and welcome to all Things Travel. When it comes to a tropical vacation, there are so many options. Today, we compare two amazing destinations. In one corner, we have Ryan and Hawaii, and in the other corner, we have Ali and Tahiti. Which destination will win out as your next travel plan?

  • Where is Hawaii, and where is Tahiti?
  • Hawaii vs. Tahiti: What comes to mind for each?
  • How to get to each destination
  • Popular Activities each...
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Part of the fun of travel is collecting memories in the form of photographs and videos. And then sharing them on social media! As fun as it is to show off living that travel life, more people than your loved ones may be watching. Get ready for: “Don’t do this on social media when traveling!”

These aren’t just about personal safety. They are to protect you from crimes such as Cyber Crimes.

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February 22, 2023 10 mins

Carrying everything you need to stay productive and comfortable traveling can be tricky. In this article, we discuss new travel gear that we currently enjoy!

Question: What is your favorite piece of travel gear?
 **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

For Curre...

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February 15, 2023 22 mins

Ryan and Shayne got to hang out together for the first time in a long time! Today we discuss our experiences at Magic Kingdom Yesterday!

Using Genie Plus

  • Purchasing Individual Lighting Lane
  • Do you need Genie Plus at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios?
  • Pivoting our plan when an attraction has technical difficulties
  • Magic Kingdom Parades
  •  The Stack Burger at Steakhouse 71
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  •  The Tipsy Ducks in Love a...
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Booking a Short Term Vacation Rental might be what fits your family or travel group best. However, there are certainly some considerations involved. Today we discuss the top 9 mistakes when booking and staying at a Short-Term Vacation Rentals.

 What is your favorite experience staying in short-term vacation rentals?  **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

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You know we love a good drink. Combine that with our love for travel and you’ve got a recipe for fun. Today we share our favorite travel drinks, cocktail recipes, and travel drinking stories. Slainte! Chin Chin and Salud!

Our Favorite and Most Memorable Travel Drinks

  1. Sangria (Spain), recipe from America’s Test Kitchen)
  2. Tinto Verano, Spanish wine, and soda water on ice
  3. Americano/Aperol Spritz (Italy, my recipe)
  4. Absinthe, French Quart...
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January 25, 2023 39 mins

There are countless options for cruising, but which is best for you? Here are insights into sailing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

  • Independence of the Seas
  • Dining on Our Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • On the Independence of the Seas
  • Perfect Day at CoCo Cay, Royal Caribbean’s Private Island
  • Activities on Sea Day
  • Disembarkation Day

Question: Which sounds like the most fun part of this Royal Caribbean Cruise?
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