Embracing Life with Grace, Grit and Gratitude

Embracing Life – You never know what is around the corner. Today’s guest is a very special someone and my personal Travel Connection. She is the queen of embracing life even when it is really hard. I met her not too long ago, in September 2023, while I was a host with Tuscan Women Cook …

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Save Money on Travel with The Points Mom

So you want to save money on travel? Yes! Me Too! Hello, and welcome to another fantastic episode of Travel Connections. My special guest today is Cindy Greenstein, also known as The Points Mom; she will share with you several brilliant opportunities you may not have known existed. After this interview, you will be excited to dive into your …

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A Spectacular Day at the Seattle Center

This is a fun, informative episode. It came about because two weeks ago, I did a road trip episode called Our Epic Road Trip in Arizona. In it, I talked a lot about what we did specifically and gave you the details of where we stayed and what activities we enjoyed. Sharing this itinerary was so …

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Our Epic Road Trip in Arizona

Welcome to today’s episode devoted to our epic road trip in Arizona. Don’t miss the links at the bottom! If you would like to go straight to the highlights and links to restaurants and activities just scroll on down! This episode was not originally on the editorial calendar. But to be perfectly honest, I planned …

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Making Artisanal Pasta on Whidbey Island

Welcome to another episode of Travel Connections. Once again, we hit a home run with our next guest. Aurora Echo lives on Whidbey Island, WA, and owns a delightfully successful business called Wildly Beloved Foods.  It’s interesting; Aurora only validates that every time I visit Whidbey Island, WA, I meet someone new who impresses me. …

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Travel to Tuscany: Stories From the Heart

In this episode, we travel to Tuscany, but we make a couple of stops first. Angela Correll is one of just a few guests who have appeared on my show more than once. However, back in October 2022, our conversation was not about Italy; it focused on all things Kentucky. She was an essential part …

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An Exclusive Look Inside An African Luxury Tented Camp

Welcome to our third and final episode devoted to our tour of Southern Africa. We recorded three episodes that focused entirely on this spectacular experience on this tour by Collette. In Episode One, I talk with my husband, Craig, about the tour’s unique details. In Episode 2, I interviewed our tour manager, Samantha Johnson, who …

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Travel to Africa with Samantha Johnson of Collette

Welcome to Episode Two of our African Safari series. In Episode One, I interview and talk with my husband, Craig Stavert. We share many details of what it was really like going on safari with Collette. It is a great way to begin this series of episodes. Now, in Episode Two, you meet Samantha Johnson. …

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An African Safari to Remember

Welcome to Season Three! I so appreciate you joining me as we head into 2024 with the Travel Connections Podcast. Once again, our episodes will be filled with fascinating people sharing unique stories. You will be enlightened and entertained and gain knowledge you didn’t know you needed! This episode is the perfect way to add …

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A Conversation with Road Trip Expert – Bill Clevlen

Are road trips on your radar? Are you looking for US destinations that are “off the beaten path” and super interesting? You are in the right place. Today’s special guest will probably make you laugh as well as enlighten you with his vast knowledge of road trip destinations. Bill Clevlen of Bill on the Road, …

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