Talking Travel with Wendy

Talking Travel with Wendy

Travel with Wendy shares travel tips, hacks and really cool interviews with travel professionals, authors, small businesses and more! Visiting 26 countries and counting, I am a perpetual adventure seeker, hiker, and explorer AND I love to share. If I learn, you'll learn.

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March 11, 2024 15 mins

I loved my virgin, Virgin Voyage this past month on the Valiant Lady. Today, I am going to share with you my top 10 reasons in this Virgin Voyage Review. I am going to share why I loved this cruise, the staff, the service, and this ship. 

First, full disclosure, I’m a non-cruiser. I don’t like them, not like even in the slightest. So for me to LOVE it, it’s a lot. Here's why...

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1:00 San Juan, Puerto Ri...

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This fall I returned to the Isle of #Capri, this Amalfi Coast treasure in #italy is a fab favorite. Here are my #traveltips for this volcanic island.  I am so excited to share everything I've learned as well as where we stayed, where we ate, things to do, how to get there and more!

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1:06 Meeting locals and making friends
1:24 How to get there
1:59 Ferry Hopper
2:18 Blog
2:39 Consultatio...

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November 29, 2023 15 mins

This past fall I had the lovely opportunity to visit the Lazio province of #Italy and be introduced to Emma and Scott, owners of Olive Hill Sabina. This special olive farm just outside of Rome makes a great day trip or #weekend #getaway to learn all about the process from planting to harvest to tasting. A truly immersive experience.

Here is a little bit of our interview -

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1:33 How it all began

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October 29, 2023 10 mins

This year I have visited Dublin, not once, not twice, but three times! That's not all in total, I've visited Dublin half a dozen times. So today's article "Foodie in Dublin" is dedicated to all the great finds I have discovered this year and over the years from fish and chips to great burgers and Guinness stew, here they are.

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1:24 Old Storehouse
2:18 Darkey Kelly's
3:37...

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September 15, 2023 16 mins

Here are a few more St. Croix, USVI -  good eats! This past month, we couldn't help ourselves from trying some new spots in St. Croix and visiting some of our island favorites. The last time I visited St. Croix I recorded another podcast on Where to EAT in St. Croix after being introduced to the island. I got a great deal of feedback from locals and my community. So here is a compilation of new eateries and culinary delights o...

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This past month we returned to Sand Castle on the Beach in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. I went for some rest, relaxation, restoration and to check in on all my friends. Resort owners, Chris Richardson and Ted Bedwell of Sand Castle on the Beach.  #stcroix #usvirginislands

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1:00 Grand Tour of the new villas
1:35 Dolphin Villa
1:57 360 degree Camera of Rooms
2:09 Local Artist - Barbara Gelardi
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July 3, 2023 14 mins

IRELAND! 🇮🇪 Most Americans would like to visit at least once in their lives, right? This spring my #small #group #Irish #Adventure #Tour brought us from the busy streets of Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher to Northern Ireland.

In today's podcast, I will be sharing our tour with CIE Tours (who specialize in the U.K., Ireland, and Iceland and now offer tours in Italy too) They've been doing this for over 90 years a...

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I'm finally back after two months of group tours and travel planning busy, busy, busy season, I'm back in the production room putting things together. Although I have lots to produce I couldn't wait to share our recent Danube River Cruise Fun with our small group tours this past April. OMG! It was hysterical, a little damp, and loads of fun, fun, fun!

We partnered with ®Riviera River Cruises for another Riv...

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If you are planning on exploring Europe this summer or in 2023, you need to listen to this TODAY! I'm just returning from my six-week jaunt around Europe and I have a ton to share. From what to pack to passports, to credit cards to making reservations, etc. You gotta know this before you go!

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1:00 A bit crowded
2:00 Making reservations
2:21 Packing
3:10 Backpack - RFID safe bags
4:01 What...

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March 24, 2023 13 mins

When NOT to visit Hawaii? This was such hard content to write. My Mama always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say..." but I feel like I have to share my experience because I certainly don't want my listeners to think it's all rainbows and unicorns when I travel. I'm a real travel writer and a huge sharer.

So here are my ten days in Hawaii on the Big Island, good eats, the activities...

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This past holiday season I was thrilled to enjoy a few more #christmas #markets along the #rhine - well first I visited the Mosel for a few weeks and then I made my way to #cologne #germany for a #european #rivercruise. We began in the majestic city of Cologne and made our way to the enchanting cities of Rüdesheim, Bonn and Koblenz. Today's podcast introduces you to this #holiday #adventure I am pretty sure I'm going to m...

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November 25, 2022 14 mins

#LakeComo #Italy is filled with quaint little towns that sit in alcoves or jut out into the lake with prominent early 19th-century Italian villas and architecture from a time gone by. Last week, I highlighted Menaggio, and just across the lake is another fantastic town, #Varenna.

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1:00 Recent trip to Varenna
1:11 How to there?
1:45 Travel Tip: The right Varenna 🤔
2:02 Arriving by Boat ⛴
2:53 ...

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November 4, 2022 7 mins

Gorgeous estate, incredible views, movie set, weddings, and more #Villa Balbianello is a “MUST-SEE” while visiting #Lake #Como #Italy September 2022 I had the privilege of visiting Menaggio just down the road from the villa. This villa makes for a great day trip either by boat or by car.

Here is today's quick podcast to help you plan your next Como itinerary!

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:45 How to get there
1:50 Parki...

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October 22, 2022 13 mins

#Menaggio #Lake Como. Definitely one of my TOP favorite towns on this alpine mountain lake in #Italy - I have visited Menaggio so many times, I've lost count. Today I am going to share why I love it, where you can stay, what you can do, and GREAT EATS! I know there are so many choices when you visit Como, but for me it is Menaggio.

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How to get there?
1:10 Where to stay? My favorite - Hotel Garni Coro...

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48 hours in #Philadelphia, PA, the city of brotherly love, Rocky and so much more. Here are a few #traveltips if you are #visiting for a #weekend or a few days. My friend Heather took me around her old stomping ground and gave me the full tour. From where we stayed, and what we ate, discovered, and explored, today I will share our quick trip to Philly.

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1:00 Where to stay?
1:18 Exploring Philadelphia
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This spring I visited Bomarzo and the #gardenofmonsters or #sacrobosco in #italy. Today's podcast is a tour of these eccentric gardens in Lazio just and an hour north of Rome. A great day trip or pit stop on your way up north to Tuscany or down south to Rome/Naples.

Take a rest and enjoy these unique gardens built in the 16th century that are one-of-a-kind. More information on my blog www.travelwithwendy.net and soon...

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July 30, 2022 6 mins

This past spring my friend Candy and I explored the province of Lazio, #italy one of our #daytrips was visiting the town of Lazio and the Villa D'Este and #gardens. In today's podcast I talk about the gorgeous waterfalls, this 16th-century estate and villa, and the expansive grounds. Also, the town of #tivoli has so many sites to see, you will want to make it a long day trip from Rome or a stop on your way to Tuscany, Per...

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Next May in the Spring of 2023 I will be taking a group to #ireland for a 9-day/8-night #adventure I am excited to partner with CIE #tours a company celebrating 90 years 😳 in the travel industry. Local guides, four-star accommodations, book early discounts, and only a $250 deposit to secure a reservation!!

My small group is only 16 travelers, so that will be half the bus!!! Want to join us - let me know soon, discounts en...

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July 16, 2022 12 mins

This spring I visited #positano on the #amalfi #coast for the very first time. Today, I am sharing my first impressions and tons of #travel #tips - we met friends Kelly and Heidi from Germany and discovered more of the coastline from Positano to Amalfi to Ravello.

It's always an adventure, so here we go, come with me back to Italy! Andiamo...

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1:00 Off the dock - Welcome to Positano
2:02 Wh...

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Today I am sharing some much-needed #travel #tips with my friend Vicky Turbak (TravelbyVicky) with you because we have learning baptism by fire during this crazy 0 to 100 travel planning season.

We produced this LIVE on our FACEBOOK groups and Travel Planning with Wendy if you would like to see the whole video, be sure to subscribe. I will also post this on YouTube. Hope it helps as you navigate your new exciting #plans, p...

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