The Cluster Cast

The Cluster Cast

A filterless podcast on family travel.

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November 19, 2020 68 min

The world shut down a few months ago, but weirdly we found ourselves on planes, in hotels, and visiting rest stops in the midst of it. In this first ever guest episode Anna & Scott along with their friends Eric & Emily discuss what it was like to travel during the 'Rona. We share our own experiences and risk assessments and what prospective travelers can anticipate as they re-enter the world of travel.

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Planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest?  Anna and Scott share their favorite places from when they lived there.

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Happy Birthday, little podcast!  To celebrate, we compiled your suggestions and questions into a "This American Life" style episode

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So your "brag-alicious" trip to the Maldives was cancelled.  Now What?  A road trip you'll pretend to be excited about?  Most Likely.  In this episode Anna and Scott talk about how to make the best of your second best when visiting the American Southwest.

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April 8, 2020 46 min

Grief, loss, failure, and catharsis.  This episode, Anna and Scott dive into their personal experiences of mourning the loss of normalcy after some major life events and how "achieving your dreams" isn't always awesome.

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That awkward moment when your regular life turns out to be everyone's "social distancing nightmare".  Here is how we manage working and educating from home on the regular, and how you can survive it too.  Also, wash your hands!

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You don't think it will happen to you...and then it does.  The airline loses your luggage and you are stuck in a wintry Europe with nothing but a coloring book and a tube of chap stick.  Here is how you survive.

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February 23, 2020 38 min

Beaches, and temples, and good food - oh my.  Greece is AMAZING.  Getting there?  Not so much.  Anna and Scott break down the logistics of their trip so you don't have to.

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So your kid will inevitably lick the window of the London Underground and you will get sick.  That is just how it goes.  This is how we cope.

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January 26, 2020 28 min

May the odds be ever in your favor.  Flying with kids: it's rough.  You will sweat.  You will cry.  You will be covered in cracker crumbs.  You WILL survive.

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Tired of buzz-kill comments about travel "not being as expensive as people think it is"?  Anna and Scott rip off the band-aid and share how much their travels cost and how they pay for them

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November 24, 2019 33 min

Surviving the happiest place on earth.  Sound like an oxymoron?  Well, it is.  In this episode Anna and Scott delve into navigating the Land of Disney with kids.

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November 10, 2019 25 min

As a committed traveler and extended family member, how does one balance the time between family and adventure?  In this episode, Anna and Scott serve up their boundaries and strategies for making the most of family reunions.

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A shared history and a common interest - Anna and Scott share their itinerary of visiting the World War 2 historical sites in Northern France

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Haunted mansion or cute French country house?  We share our worst experience with a short term vacation rental and how we survived it...and how you can avoid it in the first place.

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September 29, 2019 29 min

Road trips don't have to be the hillbilly cousin to flying.  We make the best of it with our Road Rules.  Find out how we survive long haul days in the car with tiny dictators.

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September 16, 2019 26 min

The first official Cluster Fuss trip.  Where it all began.

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September 2, 2019 27 min

The one where we delve into the world of travel hacking and credit card points.

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August 19, 2019 25 min

What are they? How do you get in?  Is it worth the hassle in the first place?  We'll give you our honest opinion.

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July 27, 2019 18 min

Who we are. Why we travel. Why you should definitely keep listening.

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