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Best Wines: 2019 Year In Review

Best Wines: 2019 Year In Review

January 21, 2020

We return with Part 5 of 8 in our Year in Review Series!

It is the bonus episode all about wine! Instead of grouping coffee and wine together, Heather thought it deserved its own episode and she was right (like normal). Join us today as Heather shares her top 6 wines from around the world in 2019.

Check out Part 1: Superlatives

Check out Part 2: Travel Stats

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Check out Part 4: Best Coffee

What was your favorite wine of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Check out the show notes with all the links on the episode page!

In This Episode

  • 06:20 Honorable Mentions
  • 07:20 Starting Off At Home
  • 09:15 We Love Canada
  • 10:55 Europe Does It Right
  • 13:50 Prince Edward County
  • 18:00 Drum Roll Please...
Best Coffee: 2019 In Review

Best Coffee: 2019 In Review

January 21, 2020

We return with Part 4 of 8 in our Year in Review Series.

Check out Part 1: Superlatives

Check out Part 2: Travel Stats

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

We've decided to split up...coffee and wine into their own episodes. So this year in review will be an 8 part series instead of the normal 7.

Join us today as Heather shares her top 9 coffee spots from around the world of 2019.

What were your favorite coffee spots of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts and snap a pic and hashtag it #EPOPSentUs!

Grab the full show notes with all the links to the places discussed on the episode page!

 

 

In This Episode

  • 08:05 Portland Representing
  • 10:50 Ohhhhh Canada
  • 18:55 East Coast Love
  • 21:50 Europe Does It Right
  • 27:25 Trav's Picks
Best Meals: 2019 In Review

Best Meals: 2019 In Review

January 14, 2020

We return with Part 3 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Superlatives

Check out Part 2: Travel Stats

If you know anything about us, it's that we love to eat. And boy did we eat a lot in 2019!

Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 12 meals of the year (each) for a total of 24 awesome places around the world that you should definitely check out if you're going to be in the neighborhood!

From Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina to Philadelphia and Maine, we truly span the globe with today's episode!

What were your favorite meals of 2019? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts! If you go anywhere we have ever discussed please snap a pic & post on Instagram and hashtag #EPOPSentUs

Check out the FULL show notes (including links to everything discussed) here!

 

Travel Stats: 2019 In Review

Travel Stats: 2019 In Review

January 8, 2020

In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2019. We'll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more!

We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month.

So if you're into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like how many miles did you travel in 2019, the number of countries or states that you visited, and/or what's next for 2020!

In This Episode

  • 06:50 Slept In How Many Places & The Breakdown
  • 13:15 Housesitting
  • 16:45 Longest Time In One Place
  • 22:00 Flights
  • 25:00 Overland Miles
  • 31:15 Number of Countries
  • 31:55 Number of States
  • 33:00 Final Thoughts & What's Next

Check out the full show notes here!

Superlatives: 2019 in Review

Superlatives: 2019 in Review

January 3, 2020

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all.

Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes.

We'll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our superlatives, the stats, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review.

In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2019 travel year. Best of, worst of, the best value, and a host of other things.

We'll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month.

So if you're into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like craziest thing you did or bought, the most unexpected thing in a good way that happened to you &/or your biggest travel mishap in 2019!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's!

 

In This Episode

  • 06:30 Most Expensive Accommodations
  • 09:23 Cheapest Accommodations
  • 13:21 The Best Value
  • 16:45 The Worst Value
  • 18:00 Favorite Accommodations
  • 25:00 Least Favorite Accommodations
  • 26:25 Best/Worst Flights
  • 31:20 The Craziest Thing (in our lives)
  • 36:00 Best Thing We Bought
  • 40:42 Biggest Travel Change
  • 43:28 Most Unexpected Good Thing
  • 48:10 Most Unexpected Bad Thing
  • 51:32 Most Underwhelming Thing
  • 55:30 Neatest Person We Met
  • 01:01:17 Biggest Travel Mishap

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2020 Travel Wishlist

2020 Travel Wishlist

December 24, 2019

Every year we like to make a list of our dream destinations for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get around to a couple of them, sometimes we don't and they live on to the following year's list, but either way, it's a great way to start off!

We didn't even look back at our 2019 Travel Wishlist because we didn't want to be swayed so we simply asked ourselves 'Where do I want to go' without overthinking it or putting any restrictions on the dreaming of travel for 2020 just pure wanderlust.

Heather and I go through our top 7 destinations (and some honorable mentions), including a couple of surprising destinations from us both!

Where will we go first?

What places are on your dream 2020 travel wishlist? Did any of your places match one of ours?  Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

 

In This Episode

  • 06:40 Honorable Mentions
  • 11:30 Let's Begin!
  • 19:15 South America is Represented
  • 23:20 Europe Time!
  • 30:45 Remote Living
  • 33:30 Rehashing The Past
  • 37:15 Top 3 Region for Trav
  • 47:15 Our #1's

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The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

The Bucket List Lifestyle w/ Chase Boehringer

December 19, 2019

Today I have the amazing Chase Boehringer from The Bucketlist LIfestyle on the show and he has had the honor to be on the Price Is Right, he has spontaneously walked into an airport and bought a ticket, and has currently crossed off 80 out of 100 bucket list items. This is a very fun conversation that will probably get you the motivation to start attacking your bucket list!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's!

Do you have a bucket list? How many items have you been able to check off so far and do you have plans to get more checked off? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

 

In This Episode

  • 03:40 Top 3 Bucket List Items Crossed Off & Still To Do
  • 07:40 The Story Of Chase's Bucket List
  • 17:00 Best Version Of Yourself & Growth
  • 22:40 Transition To Full-Time Traveler
  • 33:40 Positives & Negatives & Adventures
  • 46:15 Best Advice On Embarking On Creating A Bucket List
  • 50:55 The Price Is Right
  • 56:55 Biggest Travel Mishaps

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Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

Considerations For Moving Abroad w/ Queen D Michele

December 12, 2019

I am so excited to talk with my guest, Queen Michele, on today's episode because she is all about getting others to move abroad just like she did. Queen retired at the age of 52 and moved to Mexico as a single, middle-aged retiree, and began her journey of self-discovery with no end in sight. She now wakes up with a smile on her face and joy in her heart every single day!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Sauv's!

In This Episode

  • 03:30 A Multi-Layered Lady
  • 05:30 Planning To Move Abroad
  • 10:00 Prior Travel & The Emotions Of Leaving
  • 13:30 Checklist For The New Location
  • 15:30 Research
  • 25:30 Reactions From Family & Friends
  • 33:50 Finding Accommodations
  • 38:15 Hardest Part Of Living Abroad
  • 45:30 What You Need To Consider Prior To Moving
  • 49:00 Considering Finances

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40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

40 Travel Tips For Our 400th Episode (With The Entire EPOP Team)

December 5, 2019

We have made it to our 400th episode and today we welcome the entire EPOP team to join us in giving our top 40 (plus) travel tips. Today we have on the show Vanessa, Mackenzie, Ransom, Lily, Kaycee, and of course, my wonderful wife and constant travel companion Heather and we are diving into the travel tips and tricks we have all accumulated over our decades of travel experience.

Like always it started at 40 (for our 400th episode) but who knows what number it actually ended up with.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy our 400th episode with this crazy, funny, and awesome team that we have here at Extra Pack of Peanuts and thank you for being with us through these 400 episodes. We couldn't have done it without you!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

Which tip did you like the most? Did you enjoy having the entire team on the podcast? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 04:00 Introductions
  • 05:30 Pre-Travel Tips
  • 22:00 Packing
  • 45:20 Money
  • 51:00 During Travel

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Thanksgiving Thanks 2019

Thanksgiving Thanks 2019

November 28, 2019

It’s great to practice thankfulness all year long but it’s definitely in overdrive during this season and we couldn’t be happier.

So to continue in the celebrations, Heather and I look back at the past year and reveal the 8 people & things we are most thankful for in 2019.

 

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Suavs & the amazing guys over at Tortuga Backpacks!

 

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