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!

Episodes

June 22, 2022 24 min

In the world of vacation planning, everyone is looking for a deal. While planning and researching are often rewarded, some offers are too good to be true. Today, we’ll help you wade through the fact and fiction of travel deals.

Most travel deals are legit but you just have to be clear on what you are getting.

  • What to Watch Out For in So-Called Deals
  • Big Box Stores vs. OTAs vs. Travel Advisor
  • Watching for Travel Deal Scams
  • Question: What...

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    We are finally hanging out in person again. Day after tomorrow, we’ll be meeting in Cancun, Mexico. Today, we’ll offer you a preview of our trip.

  • What we are doing
  • Azul Beach Riviera Maya Cancun Resort
  • Send Questions!
  • Cancun Travel info.
  • Is Cancun Safe??
  • Cancun Airport
  • Getting around: Have your transfers arranged and know what you are looking for! This is not the area to save money.
  • Destination locations in the Quintana Roo/Cancun
  • What do y...

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    Orlando has a theme park you’ve never heard of consistently ranked as one of the best experiences. Why Discovery Cove needs to be part of your next trip to Central Florida.

  • Why you'll love Discovery Cove
  • What's included in your All-inclusive day
  • Types of experiences
  • Discovery Cove Pricing
  • Who this experience is for
  • Question: What sounds the most fun about Discovery Cove?

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

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    June 1, 2022 29 min

    You know Ryan and I are fascinated by trains. Combine that with unbelievable vacation options and point us to the club car. Today we’re discussing to types of train vacations that will have you wanting to climb aboard.

    2 Terrific Train Trips

  • What is it about trains that have us so intrigued when it comes to vacations?
  • Highland Adventure
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Question: Where would you like to take a train trip?
     
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    May 25, 2022 10 min

    What do you think of when you think of New Orleans? Chances are, you’re right! However, the Big Easy probably offers a lot more. Today, we regale you with anecdotes about the Crescent City.

    How easy is the Big Easy?

  • Why we Love New Orleans
  • Eating in New Orleans
  • A few of our favorite things about New Orleans
  • Music in New Orleans
  • Question: What do you think of when you think of New Orleans?
    **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

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    Walt Disney World vacations always provide new experiences for families. For spring break this year, Ryan and his family had some great new experiences at Walt Disney World, and we’re going to discuss it all.

  • RunDisney
  • Building a Lightsaber
  • Using Genie+
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Enchantment (with FW Dessert Party) and Harmonious
  • Deluxe After-Hours
  • Space 220
  • Creperie de Paris
  • Question: What is one of your favorite Disney World experie...

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    May 11, 2022 19 min

    Now the Spring Break is done, it’s time to start focusing on summer travel. Today we’re discussing some interesting travel trends for summer 2022 that might get you thinking about your summer vacation plans.

  • Types of vacations
  • Top European destinations
  • Top U.S. destinations
  • Top International destinations
  • Question: What are your travel plans for the Summer of 2022?
     
     **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

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    Today we’re discussing the theme park that started it all. Disneyland! We’re also joined by two Disneyland pros, Rosanna and Dave. Get ready for tips and advice for visiting the park that Walt built.

    Differences Between Disneyland and Walt Disney World

  • Tips for planning a trip to Disneyland
  • Best time to go?
  • Amount of time to book?
  • Where to stay?
  • Type of tickets?
  • Pre-booking things?
  • Tips for Visiting Disneyland

  • How to approach DL, How to app...
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    Have you ever felt ill during a vacation? Your trips will be better when you feel better. Today, we’ll tell you the reasons why want to stay hydrated when flying and how you can boost your energy and health on your next vacation.

  • Reasons to Stay Hydrated When Flying
  • Ways to Hydrate for Vacation
  • Other Ways to Maintain Energy While On Vacations
  • Question: What is your favorite way to maintain nutrition when traveling?

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    Madrid is a wonderful city and travel destination, full of history, culture, dining, and shopping. Today, 4 travelers discuss their favorite things to do in Madrid.

    Question: What is your favorite thing to do in Madrid?
     
     **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

    For Current Promotions and complete show notes, go to Shayne.FUN/att105.
    Grab your free download: Top Items to Buy Before Your Theme Park Vacation to Save You Money and S...

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    You have 1 free day in Orlando and want to visit the most magical place on earth? How much can you experience in one day? Today, we’ll tell you how to get the most magic out of your one day at Magic Kingdom.

  • Is Magic Kingdom really a one-day park?
  • To Genie+ or not to Genie+?
  • Magic Kingdom Attractions
  • Planning Your Day
  • Advice for Individual Attraction preparation
  • Lightning Lane Selection
  • When to get to the park, how to use that fir...
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    Chances are when you go on vacation it starts with a flight. Today we’re joined by our friends Rosanna and Dave who are both Flight Attendants to share with us tips on how to fly like a pro.

    Overview of Being a Flight Attendant

  • The Primary purpose is passenger safety.
  • How did your love of travel begin?
  • Training as a flight attendant.
  • Dos and Don’ts from flight attendants’ perspective.
  • A crazy travel story as a flight attendant.
  • How to Con...

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    You know both Ryan and I have families who love to travel. Sometimes that may involve missing school or other of our kids’ activities. Today we talk about the decision, as a parent, to take your kids out of school for travel. Intro w/ Music

    Should I Take My Kids Out of School for Travel?

  • Reasons For
  • Reasons Against
  • Advice from more Pros (All Things Travel Facebook group comments)
  • What do you think about taking kids out of school for tra...

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    Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great destination that combines the theme park and zoo experience. But what if you only have one day to spend there? This post covers how to plan your one day in Animal Kingdom!

    One Day in Animal Kingdom

  • Pros and Cons of Animal Kingdom being a “one-day” park?
  • Animal Kingdom is a combo of a theme park and zoo/animal encounters
  • To Genie+ or not to Genie+? That is the question.
  • When to get to the park, ...
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    Do you know how long the average podcast lasts? 7 episodes. So want to thank you for helping, supporting us keeping us motivated to bring you new travel tips, stories, and ideas up to this, episode 100!

    100 Episodes of All Things Travel!

  • Why did we start the podcast?
  • The podcast started when? How has it changed?
  • Favorite episode?
  • Facebook Feedback
  • What are our plans with ATT moving forward?

  • More live spots
  • Meet-ups
  • Question: What has been y...

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    March 9, 2022 15 min

    When you think of cultural immersion and access to the world you might think of National Geographic. Did you know along with informative media they offer amazing tours around the globe? Buckle up to learn about these amazing travel opportunities National Geographic Expeditions.

  • What National Geographic Expeditions Offers on Their Vacations
  • Who is National Geographic Expeditions for?
  • Comparing National Geographic Expeditions to Adventu...
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    Star Wars, Toy Story, and Disney’s best thrill rides make Hollywood Studios a great destination. But what if you have only one day at this park? We’ll help you plan an out-of-this-world day at Hollywood Studios!

    Question: What’s your top must-do experience at Hollywood Studios?
     
    **Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.**

    For Current Promotions and complete show notes, go to Shayne.FUN/att98.
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    February 23, 2022 19 min

    Ryan and Shayne are both travel advisors with Creating Magic Vacations, but what do travel advisors do exactly? Today we pull back the curtain and talk about the life and work of a travel advisor.

  • Sales (quoting, booking, repeat customers)
  • Customer Service (the process of working with us)
  • Small Business Owner (marketing, conversations, running a business)
  • What are the best things to look for in a TA?
  • Question: What do you look for in a ...

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    February 16, 2022 19 min

    A question people frequently ask us is, “I’m going to be in Orlando for a conference and thought I’d go to Disney. “What should I do at Epcot?” Today, we tell you how to have an epic day at Epcot.

    How to Have an Epic (One) Day at Epcot

  • Discussion of Epcot Layout
  • Why and how you should use Genie+
  • Decide if you want to focus on attractions or on World Showcase
  • Pick your top priority ride
  • Making your Lightning Lane reservations
  • Getting t...
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    Travel has certainly changed over the last two years (to say the least). However, some of these changes we actually like and want to see stick around. We’ll share our favorites today!

    Changes We Like!
  • Mobile ordering/mobile reservations for attractions
  • (Particularly at Universal) – the pre-ride dose of hand-sanitizer 
  • Shortening of final payment schedules
  • Masks – so many people travel (go to work, school, etc) while sick
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