Travel Squad Podcast

Travel Squad Podcast

We’re the Travel Squad, long time friends traveling the world together - one passport stamp at a time! In this podcast Kim, Brittanie, and Jamal share international vacations, destination recommendation, national park adventures and recommended hikes, epic road trips, guided tour experiences, and show you how to make weekend getaways possible. All while providing tips, hacks, and travel advice to save money and get the most out of YOUR trips. Support this podcast:


February 27, 2024 30 mins

Episode 230 - Traveling for events shows you more of the spirit of a city. Austin, TX comes alive in March for the 10-day conference/festival/city takeover that is South by Southwest. In this episode we break down what exactly this event is, how to travel in Austin during the 10-days and how to go to events for free, plus we share tons of tips for enjoying all the free drinks, food, live music, activations, and entertainment in the...

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In this Travel Tuesday Flashback Episode we are bringing you another full list of iconic national parks without hiking to see and enjoy. We love an “easy day” of 12 mile hikes to reach peak summit views as much as the next person, but sometimes you want to relax and just sightsee in America’s most beautiful natural preserves. Some of these national parks have truly easy trails and overlooks accessible by car or paved paths, or othe...

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Episode 228 - Come with us on a week trip to Greece exploring ancient ruins in Athens, beach clubs and nightlife in Mykonos, and the luxurious experiences Santorini has to offer. We share Greece travel tips, the route to take, the things to do in Greece you have to experience on your trip and share why Greece is one of our top 3 favorite places in the world.

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February 6, 2024 45 mins

This weeks Travel Flashback Episode is for the traveling twosomes out there! Whether you're a couple in love, or a couple of friends, this week's episode is giving all of our best tips for traveling as a couple. We cover making both of you happy, how to plan together cohesively without creating friction when there is a difference of opinion, what to do when you want to do different things, and tell stories of some of our be...

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Episode 226 - We’re sharing a step-by-step guide on how to plane an international vacation. This episode will help ease the minds of newbie to international travelers with tips to make the planning process easier, how to navigate a new country, and tips for safety, saving money, and booking. If you have not yet traveled out of the county, but you’ve really been wanting to, this is the episode for you!

Here are some resources we rec...

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In this weeks Travel Flashback Episode we are taking you to some of the most special places on earth, and some of the most sought after tourist attractions around the globe. These UNESCO World Heritage sites are all amazing. This list takes you to Latin American, Asia, and Europe to see some of the most amazing historical and beautiful sites this world has to offer.

In these places you can walk where generations thousands of years ...

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Episode 224 - We’re sharing the details on visiting New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festival season. From January 6th to Fat Tuesday, NOLA gets even wilder with tourists, parades, and celebrations on top of the amazing cajun food and festivities that you can find in the city all year long. We’re sharing tips for Mardi Gras, how to watch Mardi Gras parades for free, where to stay in the French Quarter, and New Orleans scams to sta...

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Episode 223 - We’re sharing how to save money on flights in this week’s interview with Jared, the CEO of Thrifty Traveler. Jared shared how to use Thrifty Traveler Premium to save money on international flights and domestic flights, utilize credit card points to get free economy, business, and first-class flights, and inspire you to travel more with the many resources available on Jared shares how his passion f...

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January 2, 2024 60 mins

Episode 222 - We’re sharing the best travel tips to save time and money when planning and traveling in 2024. We know you all have “travel more” as a new year's resolution and we’re here to help by sharing some of the best ways to get more out of your trip duration and your dollar to see and do more across the globe this year. Featuring extra travel tips from The Joys of Jet Lag, At Home in Ireland, and Prince of Travel.


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Join us in this weeks Travel Flashback Episode for an unforgettable journey to Yosemite National Park, an iconic natural wonder nestled in the heart of the central Sierra Nevada region in California.

Yosemite is renowned for its majestic granite cliffs, including the legendary Half Dome hike, captivating tall waterfalls, and abundant wildlife encounters, including bears! Having visited this park multiple times, each visit offers a...

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Episode 220 - We’re recapping our year of travel and sharing the many trips and projects for the podcast that we already have planned for 2024!

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Trips: New River Gorge Rafting Weekend June 7-10, 2024 and Napa Valley Wine Weekend November 1-4, 2024.

Shop: Trip Itineraries, Amazon Storefront and TSP Merch

Connect: YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram and contact us at travelsquad...

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In this weeks Travel Flashback Episode we are diving deep into one of our favorite topics: Guided tours! We have done several prix fixe vacations using guided tour companies like Gate1 Travel, Alpaca Expeditions, and Viking River Cruises. We are BIG fans of guided tours!

A listener messaged us asking to do an episode on guided tours - how to find them, how to determine if a guided vacation tour is a good price, recommend a few trav...

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Episode 218 - Texas Hill Country is a wine lovers paradise! Here over 100 wineries dot Hwy 290 from Austin to Fredericksburg. There are so many beautiful vineyards, huge outdoor spaces, unique attractions and is not crowded. We’ve been three times, each seeing different wineries like The Rhinory which has  rhino views while you sip your wine, 290 Wine Castle, which is castle themed on the inside, and Health Vineyards that has a gor...

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In this weeks Travel Flashback Episode we are taking you to the amazing African country of Uganda for an epic weeklong trip trekking with gorillas in the jungle, hiking through the forest to see chimpanzees, and going on traditional African safaris to see hippos, leopards, elephants, giraffe, lions, and so much more. This was another amazing guided tour through Gate1 Travel and one of the most rugged adventures we have been on yet....

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Episode 216 - New York City is one of those travel destinations where you can go a million times and do different things every time. We take another New York City trip, this time in the summer to see the Statue of Liberty by bottomless mimosa brunch, see the skyline by rooftop, go to iconic NYC comedy clubs, eat our weight in pizza and bagels, and discover some truly unique NYC nightlife experiences.

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Episode 215 - We welcome Brett, the creator of the Takon Life head prop neck pillow to the show to share how he came up with the most comfortable travel pillow on earth and how its helping fulfill kids dreams of travel and sports. Brett shares his memories traveling and partaking in outdoor activities and how that’s shaped his life and mission today. He also shares the behind the scenes details on how you create a product and the t...

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Episode 214 - We’re sharing 14 of the coolest and most unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States! We’ve been to every one of these interesting sites and can personally vouch for how awesome they are! On the list we have sites that have major cultural or historic significance in the USA as well as many sites that have awe-inspiring natural beauty. You will wont be disappointed with a trip that takes you to see any one ...

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October 31, 2023 53 mins

In this Travel Flashback episode, we are keeping with the travel gift theme and making your holiday shopping a little easier by providing 20 additional amazing gifts to give the travel lover in your life in combination with last weeks episode. Feel free to send links to your loved ones to help shop for you! ;) This year we categorized gifts by type of travelers to make it even easier for you. This year you can expect to find gifts ...

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Episode 212 - We’re helping with your holiday shopping this year with our 4th annual best gifts for travelers list! We have unique lists of affordable gift ideas for every type of traveler in your life.

2023 Best Gifts for Travelers

  1. A trip! Two trips we recommend are the New River Gorge Rafting Weekend June 7-10, 2024 (call and use code TSP for 20% off) and the Napa Valley Wine Weekend November 1-4, 2024 (use code PAIDINFULL ...

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In this weeks Travel Tuesday Flashback Episode, we are taking you to Guanajuato, Mexico! Guanajuato is an artsy, colorful town in Mexico. There are so many fun things to do in Guanajuato Mexico that make for the perfect weekend getaway. Not to mention all the things to see in Guanajuato! Just walking around and looking at the color, decor, shops, and architecture would make this place amazing on its own, but it’s even more than tha...

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