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Join Travel Advisors and Disney Destination Experts Ryan Hedstrom and Shayne Seymour as they share travel tips, travel ideas, and travel experiences to help you become a Travel- Planning Superhero. Maximize enjoyment of your travel with the Must-DOs, avoid stress and misery with the Must-Do-NOTs, or dream along as Ryan, Shayne, and their guests regale their travel stories. You’ll enjoy travel tips, ideas, and stories so that you can experience the magic of amazing travel destinations like Di ...
 
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Ready your wings and thighs and grab your bread, because we're talking chicken again. In today's round find who has the best chicken sandwich. The Spicy Best Chicken Sandwich is Chosen From: McDonald’s Popeye’s Space Notch Kentucky Fried Chicken Whataburger Chick-Fil-A Ricky’s Nashville Hot Where is your favorite Chicken Sandwich? Let us know in th…
 
How do you cope with the letdown of returning home after vacation? This episode details the best ways to make the most of your time after your Disney vacation. Today we wrap up our Disney planning series. We’ve gone to the parks and enjoyed our vacation. We’re not quite done! Shayne and I will discuss some plans you should make to extend that amazi…
 
You’ll feel younger than ever as our heroes of all ages discuss how people in the ’70s at our age looked far older than we do now. Did People in the ’70s Look Older Than We Do at the Same Age? Pat Morita at age 52 vs. Jay at age 52. Attempts at knock-knock jokes Abe Vigoda at 54 during Barney Miller Wilford Brimley at age 50 Carroll O’Connor at age…
 
Do you want to ensure you get the most out of your Disney vacation? We share the best ways to Maximize Your Time (and minimize your stress) at Disney World in this post! Today we continue our series on planning an amazing WDW vacation by discussing what it is actually like when you are ON your vacation. We will give you lots of tips and suggestions…
 
Bonus episode! Today Ryan shares stories of travel and food and how funny it can be when things get lost in translation! We’ll start having short, bonus episodes featuring travel stories on the first Monday of each month. For today’s travel story Ryan shares humorous anecdotes regarding food during a recent vacation in Mexico. Check out these episo…
 
Do you feel like time passes too fast? Set your watch and warrant to this one, gunslingers! Today we unravel time and dress it up with a chicken wing and a side of bacon. Be sure to check out our previous round (68) on time: Time (Where Did It All Go?) Jay’s Special Theory About Time Jay explains how time depends on stuff. I bet you didn’t know Jay…
 
Who’s ready for an all-inclusive vacation? Today we are going to discuss an ultimate destination for families of all types. Ryan’s family just returned from Hard Rock Riviera Maya Resort and we’ll find out why this resort needs to be on your “must visit” list! Where is Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya? Setting up transfer beforehand (Cancun airport is …
 
While Shayne was impressed with Jay’s Mars research, he’s not convinced this Mars plan is going to work. Listen for the 3 reasons why Mars won’t work. Topics Discussed Mars’ place in our solar system The wind on Mars Terraforming Mars Will Mars be on Central Time? What calendar will Mars use? Will Mars have Daylight Saving Time? Jay tells us more a…
 
Today we are continuing our discussion of planning a WDW vacation and it’s all getting closer to our trip! What are those last-minute decisions and tasks you need to take care of to make your trip an unforgettable experience? We’ve got your planning covered! One Month Before Your Trip (30 days) Make your final payment. Update Disney with your fligh…
 
Don't stop thinking about fried chicken, cos we're always thinking about it. Today we break down the best and the worst of chicken that has been fried. Topics covered: Jay’s Favorite fried chicken Shayne’s favorites Tocino Getting fired from podcast world Very good reasons for why the chicken crossed the road We quoted this song Where is your favor…
 
We’re back with more about Universal! Today, it’s all about the rides and attractions. We’ll break them down and let you know which are the best rides at Universal. Since time is money in a theme park, we want to save you time by giving you the complete rundown of all the rides. We also want to make sure that you know which are the best rides at Un…
 
Our Superheros of theatrics are talking movie theaters today. Are there any left? What are they like on the backside of the COVID-19 era? Will you go back? How Going to the Movies Was Affected by COVID Streaming New Releases Have you been to a movie theater recently? Movies houses that have closed Jay bangs his mic with his beer bottle. Beer Thursd…
 
Are you confused about planning Disney dining and overwhelmed by all of the options? This episode covers everything you need to know about dining and the rest of your plans 60 days before your trip. 60 days out from the first day of WDW vacation is an important day! Today we are continuing our discussion of planning a WDW vacation, and it’s all abo…
 
Are you a fan of U2, Guinness, or James Joyce? Have you always dreamed of visiting Dublin, Ireland, and don’t know where to start with planning? Today, we cover what you need to know if you want to visit Dublin, and Ryan may treat us to a few stories from his trips to Dublin. Why is Dublin high on so many people’s bucket lists? "Dublin: foreign, bu…
 
Today our fearless heroes of Good celebrate Beer Thursday and take a very mature look at the number of which this episode is on this, our 69th episode. The Scientific Significance of 69 Astronomical Number 69 The Number 69 in History 69’s Important Role in Television A Place for 69 in Numerology Top 22 Songs of ’69 Top Movies of 1969 Top Movies of …
 
Interested in taking a cruise, but don’t know if it’s right for you? Check out these stories of exemplary cruise customer service experiences. Our friends Gene and Chris are back to share a few of their experiences of cruise customer service. Gene’s Disney Cruis Line Experience Chris’ Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line Experiences Taking Kids…
 
Does time seem like time moves too slowly between rounds of Beer Thursday? Does it pass too fast while you’re listening? Today we make time our best drinking buddy! Topics Covered in Timely Manner: Jay offers great advice on what to do with time. Is the Matrix real? And are we in it? Is it matrices all the way down? (Shout out to John Green!) Shayn…
 
Ready for a Disney and confused by all the options? We help you choose and book the best Walt Disney World vacation options for you? Topics covered: When is a good time to go to Disney? How long should we stay? What type of tickets should I purchase? Where should we stay? How much will our Walt Disney World vacation cost? Extra activities during yo…
 
How are you gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day? We’re starting things off with a non-stop round of our heroes joining St. Patrick in his battle against the things that he opposes. St. Patrick’s Day Talk How Irish is Jay? Check out episode 20. Getting pinched for not wearing green. How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? The Half and Half (NOT the Bla…
 
Have you heard the phrase, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?” Get the inside scoop into Ryan’s Las Vegas family vacation and why Vegas could be a great trip for you! A Las Vegas Family Vacation Context of the trip. Where we stayed. How we prepared (The Go Vegas Pass!) Our daily Vegas fun! Finding attractions in the casinos What it’s like for a…
 
Pack your bags, Rocket Man! Our brave, new explorers are blasting off into space to explore the canyons and crevices of the red (and RAD) planet, Mars! Mars Topics for You to Ponder With Us! How will we get to Mars? Who will take care of the construction robots? Will we keep Mars red? Or green? How is the cell service? Can you book a trip to Mars y…
 
Do you want to travel and are hesitant to travel with kids? Feel at ease and start packing! Here are loads of expert tips to help you enjoy traveling with kids more! 5 Tips for Help Boost Your Mindset When Traveling With Kids 16 General Tips for Traveling with Kids 5 Tips for Traveling with Older Kids 6 Tips for Traveling With Kids On Planes, Train…
 
You heard our top 3 faves last week. This week, prepare yourself to enjoy our top 3 worst music artists. (I mean, we turn the station fast!) Artists mentioned as our least favorite artists of all time. Don McClean Krokus Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Loverboy (pass) Steely Dan Red Hot Chili Peppers Kenny Chesney Big and Rich Something Georgi…
 
Today we describe what you need to think about from the very beginning of planning your next Walt Disney World vacation! Whether you’re planning your first vacation to the “world” or a seasoned Mouseketeer, we will share our expert tips. How Did We Get Into the Travel Business? “It all started with a Mouse.” – Walt Disney How Ryan and Shayne’s fami…
 
How much do you love music? How much influence has your favorite music had on your life? Today we discuss Our 3 Top Music Artists of All Time! Top Music Artists Conversations How do Jay and Shayne do at guessing each other’s top 3? Music artists mentioned, in no particular order (if you don’t count the alphabet): Alestorm Billy Joel Chris Cornell T…
 
How do you keep yourself safe and your home secure when traveling? If you travel, you definitely want these essential tips for travel safety and security. Top Things You Need to Know for Travel Safety and Security: Situational Awareness: Why and How You Need It! The Best Clothing for Travel for Travel Safety and Security Always Purchase Trip Insura…
 
Who else is tired (and broke) from having to subscribe to another service for every show you want to watch? Streaming Service: à la Carte or à la Crap! À la Carte à la Crap or à la Crap We love Disney+! Experiences with Hulu YouTube TV Name-dropping Discovery Plus How many streaming services do you subscribe to? Let us know in the Beer Thursday Fac…
 
Want to enjoy a Universal Orlando vacation at a more affordable price? We’re thrilled to report on Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn & Suites. Staying at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites Our room, The Kitchenette Amenities The Resort layout and amenities Getting to the parks Who is this resort right for? Questi…
 
Wondering where we are in this mad multiverse of worlds? Our brave adventurers of multiverse mayhem bring to light the confusions and fun of WandaVision! (This episode contains spoilers through episode 3 of WandaVision.) What is going on? House of M Mutants What's with all the multiverses lately? Are you watching WandaVision with a special someone?…
 
Are you yearning to get back to the parks as soon as you feel comfortable? Today, we are comparing Disney World and Universal Orlando in January 2021. How are the parks handling COVID safety precautions? How were the crowds? How were the parks in general? Ryan’s advice for getting the most out of your park day. Park-hopping at Disney Did Shayne fin…
 
One of our favorite things about travel is getting to tell the tales of your trips. Today we treat you (and ourselves) to a few of our favorites! A Few Travel Stories Today we are going to relive a few experiences traveling. We hope you’ll be entertained and also inspired to start writing (or continue writing) your travel stories. Funny Stories Los…
 
Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii but don’t know where to start? We’re giving you a great place to start in this episode. Listen and enjoy Ryan’s tour of O‘ahu! Overview of activities and areas on Oahu (don’t know specifics with COVID). https://www.gohawaii.com/ For Honolulu, Windward Coast, North Shore, Central O’ahu, Leeward Coast (listen to episode 3…
 
Who is Harrison Ford’s best character? We tackle that tough mystery today when we pit Han Solo against Indiana Jones in the finest discussion of movies you might ever hear! Harrison Ford: Han Solo Vs. Indiana Jones Where did Han Solo go to School? Oh, he didn’t? The blaster vs. the whip Iconic Harrison Ford scenes with guns Similarities between the…
 
Smartphone technology has significantly changed travel. Here are a few of our favorite travel apps to save you time, stress, and even a little money. Types of apps discussed. Destination-specific Travel Apps Part of the Trip “Regular” Apps We Use For Travel Keep all of your travel apps together on your phone, so they are easier to find while you’re…
 
Can you think of anything scarier than 2020? How about horror movies? Enjoy some entertaining takes on some of our favorite movies and comics. Movies and Comics Covered Today Insidious Signs Evil Dead Cobra Kai Avengers: Infinity War Chadwick Boseman DC Cinematic Universe vs. Marvel Cinematic Universe Comics Star Trek What are your favorite horror …
 
What's going on with cruising? Who knows? Amy Southgate tells us what we can look forward to enjoying with some Royal Caribbean cruise updates. Current State of cruising Perfect Day at CocoCay Booking Royal Caribbean Great advice for a 1st-time cruiser Understanding Keys, Cays, and Quays Question: What do you want to know about Royal Caribbean Crui…
 
Our brave stall warts of hero-ness bravely travel into the future to a time when they celebrate the countdown to the most anticipated year of the year. Beer Thursday Celebrates New Year’s Eve 2020! Jay starts early with a rhyme! Then Jay offers great advice for 2021! Shayne ruins it. Jay uses a word Shayne had to edit. (Shout out to our Patreon Dri…
 
Did you know that we are in the middle of a pandemic? We want to keep you healthy, inform you, entertain you, and help you enjoy travel in the future. Today’s Discussions: Our travels just before the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic started. Being careful, safe, and healthy now. Preserving the future of Travel and Entertainment. Things to consider when pl…
 
Do you hate all the pressure of New Years Resolutions? Where do you start? Today, we reveal the 3 New Years Resolutions to ensure the best 2021 Ever! New Years Resolutions and Unfair Names Restrictions for gatherings Karen, Darth, and Thanos Jay’s Resolution Shayne’s Perfect 3 Resolutions What is your New Years Resolution for 2021? Let us know in t…
 
Are you confused about picking a cruise? There are so many cruise lines out there. Check out our cruise line comparisons for 2 wonderful vacations. Today we compare multiple cruise lines for a Caribbean cruise vacation and an Alaskan cruise vacation. Topics for each vacation include: Vacation details The cruise line compared Why choose each cruise …
 
Our magnificent marvels are bringing kindness back! We’re also bringing this round back! Enjoy this rebroadcast of an oldie and a goodie! And be kind to one another! Our two tough-guy heroes go all soft on us today and talk about something the world could use more of: Kindness In this exciting round, our daring gentlemen take a strong stance in fav…
 
How do you choose the right cruise? And how do you make sure you're booking it correctly? Today we cover the best 5 questions to answer when booking a cruise. Questions to answer when choosing a cruise. Where do you want to go When do you want to go? How many nights? What is your budget for your cruise? Which Cruise Line? How do you choose the righ…
 
Set your phasers to fun! Today our Space-aged (and well-aged) Starship Troopers delight as they regale glorious times with their favorite go-to movies! Jay’s Go-To Movies Any of the new Stark Trek movies Any Star Wars movie The Jerk Shayne’s Go-To Movies The Three Amigos Zorro: The Gay Blade What Movies Do You Keep Going Back To? Let us know in the…
 
Cruising in an incredible way to vacation, but it can get a bad rap. Today, we debunk several of the most common cruise myths. 9 Common Cruise Myths Debunked All cruises are expensive All staterooms are small Cruises are too crowded. You will only eat buffet meals on cruises. You will get sick on a cruise. When cruising you only skim the surface of…
 
Why We Love Hallmark Holiday Movies Could Santa be a superhero? Beer Thursday on the movie plots. I mean, the movies’ plot. Holiday movie regulars. Upcoming new holiday movies. The NHL connection to Hallmark movies. How to get revenge during the holiday season. **Do you like Hallmark Holiday Movies? Let us know in the Beer Thursday Facebook group a…
 
Want to stay prepared and comfortable when traveling? In this episode, we'll help you complete your shopping list as we highlight the best travel gear for 2021. Covered in this episode: The Best Gear for Packing The Best Clothing for Travel Technology for Travel Health-related Travel Gear Gear to keep you comfortable Question: What is your favorite…
 
How can we even survive the holidays in 2020? With Beer Thursday by your side, you can survive anything, especially the holidays in 2020! Holiday Saneness Let’s try to be nice during the holidays. 2020 would be a great year to fully embrace the holiday spirit. Be okay with disagreeing. It’s okay to disagree with one another. Beer Thursday Excellent…
 
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