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Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel ...
 
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I talk with Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry, a DNA company that traces African lineages using genetics. She travels the world helping people of African descent demystify their roots so that they may better understand who they are by knowing where they’re from. Gina shares what sparked her love of travel, what led her to co-found Afri…
 
I talk with Dr. Antoinette Harrell, renowned community activist, genealogist and historian specializing in African American History in Louisiana. For the past two decades she has researched peonage and modern day slavery across sixteen states. This work was featured in the VICE documentary, The Slavery Detective of the South. Antoinette shares what…
 
I talk with Kelly McCoy, a Seattle-based travel product developer and consultant specializing in cultural heritage and adventure tourism. She loves researching and illuminating little-known history in special places, and bridging the past with the present. Kelly shares what sparked her love of travel, her experiences traveling to African countries,…
 
In this episode I talk with Joy Barnett, copywriter and solo road tripper based in Austin, Texas. So far she has driven over 6000 miles, primarily going to U.S. destinations that are important to Black history. Joy shares what sparked her love of travel, why she started road tripping solo, and about some of the places she's visited. She also shares…
 
Welcome to 2022 - we couldn't let it go by without a little something from our team at Out Travel the System, even as we continue planning Season Four! On this mini-episode, we're hoping to help you set your travel intentions for the year by giving you the inside scoop on 2022's hottest destinations. Host Nisreene Atassi also details what the Exped…
 
In this episode, I talk with Nikki Vargas, a travel editor, author, video producer and public speaker based in New York City. She is the Founding Editor and Co-Founder of Unearth Women, a unique publication that celebrates travel and women’s stories. Nikki is also an editor for Fodor's Travel, and her bylines have appeared in VICE, Food & Wine, Roa…
 
In this episode I talk to returning guest Mickela Mallozzi, Emmy award-winning host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on PBS and Amazon Prime Video. Mickela shares why she devoted an entire season of her show to DNA travel, about a few of her favorite episodes from that season, and w…
 
In this episode I talk with Terrell Lozada, an American visual artist living in Paris since 2018. She uses imagery and language to create works that explore the metaphysics of gender and power in contemporary society. Terrell shares what sparked her love of travel, what led to her decision to move to Paris, and how she was able to make it happen. S…
 
Hey Out Travel the System listeners - we're not slouching on our mission to be your ultimate travel companion, even while we're on hiatus between Season Three and Season Four! In this episode, we are bringing you deep data right from the vaults of Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation, an industry leader in air travel intelligence. These a…
 
In this episode I talk with D’mitra Smith, a talented musician and singer for multiple bands including Static People and Ex’s with Benefits. She’s also an activist who has worked with a long list of civil rights organizations, and is the former Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights. D’mitra shares about early transformative experien…
 
In this episode I talk with Nisreene Atassi, Senior Director of Global Communications at Expedia, and host of the Expedia podcast, Out Travel the System. Nisreene shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up living in Dubai, information about the Out Travel the System podcast and much more. She also talks about why she values and encour…
 
We're wrapping up Season Three of Out Travel the System on an extremely high note - by interviewing none other than Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney! Although you may know them best from their antics on both the small and big screen, the topic at hand is their new project, Wrexham AFC - one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Listen in to ou…
 
Although I planned to end the Globetrotter Lounge podcast at the end of last year, some personal events over the last year inspired me to produce one more, final season. I share what led me to that decision, and give a preview of upcoming guests and topics. I also announce my new podcast project, Traveling My Roots, which will document my travels t…
 
Ooh la la, it's time for the last deep dive into an international destination this season - get ready for it, Out Travel the System is heading to France! In this episode, host Nisreene Atassi draws on the expertise of Jackie Kai Ellis, an author, designer, and classically-trained pastry chef with a home base in Paris, and Antoine Walter, a Director…
 
In all of the conversations we've had this season, a couple of threads keep resurfacing: how much we appreciate the ability to travel, and how to really maximize a trip. Well, we thought it was high time to devote an episode specifically to this! Out Travel the System host Nisreene Atassi dives into the idea of splurging while traveling, and how th…
 
It's time to wrap up the 'Only In' series we've been taking on this season of Out Travel the System, by heading to Hollywood South. Yes, it's Austin's turn in the spotlight, and you know we had to line up an extremely special guest for this - none other than Becca Tobin, of The Ladygang, among many endeavors. She takes host Nisreene Atassi through …
 
Well it's official, Out Travel the System fam - Pumpkin Spice Latte Season (PSL Season) is underway. What better way to mark it than by mapping out your route to check out fall foliage, head out on a quick road trip, or indulge in your favorite fall activities and dishes? Listen in as host Nisreene Atassi chats with 'Queen of Fall' Steffy Degreff o…
 
To cruise or not to cruise - that is the question a lot of travelers are asking themselves these days. It's a big topic, and one Out Travel the System host Nisreene Atassi is grateful to tackle with the help of experts. Captain Kate McCue shares her insights into life on board and in charge of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge through her incredibl…
 
Parents with young kids, we get it, we really do - the world of travel with your little one may seem like it is full of so many potential pitfalls. Let us give you the tips you need to succeed when you listen to this episode of Out Travel the System. We're especially here for you, first time parents who may have never traveled with their kiddo befo…
 
Get ready for a flight of fancy as Out Travel the System takes you Down Under. Yes that's right, host Nisreene Atassi is taking you to Australia on our latest deep dive into a destination. Thanks to the help of Grace Rietbergen, Associate Market Manager - Canberra & Hobart at Expedia, and longtime travel journalist Celeste Mitchell, this episode wi…
 
It's not quite Christmas in July, but we at Out Travel the System definitely want to make sure you're as prepared as possible for your holiday travel plans this year. Between anecdotal evidence at airports across the country and what we're seeing in Expedia's booking data, the holiday travel period this year is shaping up to be one of the busiest i…
 
Out Travel the System is taking a big bite out of the Big Apple with this episode, showcasing what you can do Only in New York. Join host Nisreene Atassi and her guests, original Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin, and Greg Young and Tom Meyers, hosts of The Bowery Boys, a podcast all about New York's history. Ever wondered about why they're cal…
 
When we talk about the magic of travel here on Out Travel the System, we often mean it figuratively... but this episode is literally about travel magic - yes that's right, it's time to get the inside scoop on planning your trip to Disney, the Magic Kingdom! Host Nisreene Atassi is joined by Courtney Quinn of Color Me Courtney and the Instagram acco…
 
At Out Travel the System, we're here to serve as your trusted travel companion. That's why - if you have your heart set on a Labor Day travel getaway - we're advising you to get moving on your plans now. (We also have lots of inspiration for other future travel planning in our other episodes, so make sure you check them out!) Demand is in the strat…
 
We've been profiling some of America's most vibrant cities here on Out Travel the System, and now it's time to hear all about what you can experience Only in Boston. Host Nisreene Atassi is joined by chef Paul Wahlberg of yes, that Wahlberg family, and Alma Nove and Wahlburgers, as well as Instagram eagle eye Kate Weiser of Bucket List Boston. Foll…
 
As anticipation grows for international travel, we at Out Travel the System thought this would be the perfect time to profile Spain. It's one of host Nisreene Atassi's favorite places in the world, for a long list of reasons. Joining her on the delicious way through this episode is Chef Ramon Martinez, culinary director of Jaleo Restaurants, which …
 
The unhurried lapping of waves, the sweet sounds of birdsong, and the wind curling its way through the trees - that's right everyone, it's time for the lakes episode of Out Travel the System! Settle back in the hammock to listen as host Nisreene Atassi talks to David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt, the husband-and-wife team behind Camp Wandawega. Th…
 
As vaccination efforts continue to roll out and countries consider which COVID-related restrictions need to stay in place, the minds of many are turning to the possibilities of international travel. Join host Nisreene Atassi for this mini- episode of Out Travel the System, as we harness the power of Expedia's data to see where demand for internatio…
 
When we started researching this episode of Out Travel the System, we wanted to focus on a way to combine the love of travel with a love of the great outdoors, so naturally our thoughts turned to yurts, treehouses, cabins and the like. Host Nisreene Atassi gets into all of that and more with travel vlogger Drew Binsky and Nathan Lump, Expedia VP of…
 
If you're thinking about getting out of town for the Fourth of July, you're not the only one! In this mini-episode, we tap into the power of Expedia's travel data to figure out not only where people are going, but when - and what that might mean for your own trip. We'll explain why heading out from the Thursday to the Tuesday might be your best bet…
 
This is it - the start of Out Travel the System’s ‘Only In’ episodes, where we focus on some of America’s best cities to visit. First up, the Windy City itself - Chicago. Host Nisreene Atassi is joined by Mary Krosnjar of Sportsanista to dish about all the things they love about their hometown, including almost fighting words about deep dish pizza,…
 
We know there are a lot of questions and some uncertainty about what travel looks like these days - Out Travel the System is here to help! Host Nisreene Atassi takes a closer look at the current state of travel with the help of Oneika Raymond, aka Oneika the Traveller. Raymond shares some perspective as someone who has been traveling during the pan…
 
We get it - it can still feel like a big world of unknowns out there when it comes to travel. Who better to ask about this than Expedia, and our community of travelers who have 'been there and done that'? Host Nisreene Atassi chats with commercial pilot Garrett Ray (@flywithgarrett) and former Olympian, current awesome human Perri Edwards, aka Perr…
 
Actress, director, producer, and podcaster Rashida Jones joins Out Travel the System to talk about some of her most cherished travel memories, including traveling as a child with her parents, celebrated music producer Quincy Jones and the late actress Peggy Lipton. Jones shares her bucket list of travel destinations with host Nisreene Atassi - hint…
 
Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun... please imagine the Jaws theme song as we circle... closer... to... unpacking some travel bags that have sat, virtually untouched, for TWO YEARS. Yes, in this episode of Out Travel the System, we are literally taking you inside host Nisreene Atassi's baggage. Learn what this incredibly seasoned traveler makes sure to pac…
 
Here we are, once again, thinking about what travel means during a pandemic. What's different about Season Three of Out Travel the System though, is that we feel as though we can expand beyond inspiring and informing, and — cautiously, optimistically — talk about dreaming and actually going when the time and circumstances are right for you. Host Ni…
 
Here we are already so soon - the last episode of Out Travel the System for Season Two! Through all of the changing conditions, it's been a major goal to inform and inspire. With this episode about Bucket List Travel, we're hoping to do not only that, but also get you thinking about how to take concrete steps to make a bucket list trip a reality - …
 
If you are one of the millions of travelers with a flight credit in your account, you may not be sure how to use it. In this special mini-episode of Out Travel the System, host Nisreene Atassi is joined by Michael Meschke, a Sr. Product Manager at Expedia. Together, they walk through the different types of flight credits and the various ways you ca…
 
Japan isn't just the Land of the Rising Sun - it's a place where you can explore the latest and greatest technology, traditions that date back centuries, and artisan craftsmanship taken to its very highest levels. In this episode of Out Travel the System, host Nisreene Atassi delves into the infinite possibilities of Japan with the help of Rie Homu…
 
Just ahead of our full episode about Japan, we thought it might be handy to show you how we at Out Travel the System stay on top of changing travel conditions. This mini-episode takes you through navigating an extremely useful page: Expedia's COVID-19 travel guide. You know we love to inform and inspire, so please take a listen through in advance o…
 
Winter is here and that means new opportunities to re-think what a 'staycation' can mean, in this episode of Out Travel the System. From setting up a little oasis of self-care at home, to strapping on some snowshoes and heading out into the frosty blue yonder, it's shaping up to be a great time to get in touch with some of the things you've always …
 
It's that time of year again - where we settle down on the couch with a plate of snacks and a favorite beverage, and watch ALL.THE.HOLIDAY.MOVIES! On this episode of Out Travel the System, we're living vicariously through picture-perfect scenes and solvable plot problems, and doing some advance research for future destinations to fully get into the…
 
Chances are, you or someone you know has spent time in Mexico before. But if you were asked where the country's most beautiful beach was, where to get the best seafood tacos, or where you could soak in some beautiful architecture, would you know what to say? These are just a few of the ideas that permeate this episode of Out Travel the System. Nisr…
 
Ever wished you had a crystal ball that could show you the future in travel? This episode of Out Travel the System is the next best thing, because it's a deep dive into Expedia's Travel Trends report. It's based on a foundation of billions of data points about travelers, flights, accommodations, and various local attractions. Join host Nisreene Ata…
 
Turns out host Nisreene Atassi and guest Nilou Motamed really, really love talking about food, travel, and all of the great memories still waiting to be made. Here is a bonus episode of Out Travel the System, continuing the conversation from Season Two's Episode Seven, A Trip Down Food Travel Memory Lane. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
Consider this fair warning - snacks are going to be necessary while listening to this episode of Out Travel the System! Join host Nisreene Atassi as she and guest Nilou Motamed - who you may know from Top Chef and her time as Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine - discuss how they're re-living key travel memories through the meals they're making…
 
Road trip season doesn't have to end when the summer does - in fact, there are many reasons to get out onto the open road all year round. In this episode of Out Travel the System, host Nisreene Atassi gets the insider scoop on where and when to time your car rental to coordinate with your larger travel plans or score epic reverse road trip savings.…
 
Hawaii is a bucket list destination for many. Even if you've been there before, there is always something new to discover, and something refreshing for the soul in the aloha spirit. This episode of Out Travel the System is all about helping you not only dream about heading to Hawaii, but giving you practical trip-planning advice that you can use to…
 
While we're working away on Season Two of Out Travel the System, we thought it would be fun to share what we're listening to. This is an episode of Travel + Leisure's Let's Go Together, featuring New York Times best-selling author Morgan Jerkins. She speaks Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English, which sure comes in handy on he…
 
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