Welcome to the Travel Advice Show

…the show that objectively helps you have a more exciting and fulfilling vacation!

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We do this by:

  • Having  world-renowned guests who discuss their products and destinations which they cover
  • Giving a wide variety of options to help your vacation be a  once-in-a-lifetime positive experience

We created Travel Advice Show as a podcast extension
of  traveladvice.com which has been giving options and advising travelers all over the world for more than 40 years.

We invite you to listen to each of our travel advice shows for travel options. Our shows, listed by categories, average 30 minutes in length and are presented in an easy to-listen format.

We welcome your travel questions and program suggestions in the contact us page.

Enjoy our latest shows:

Andy Magistrale of AmaWaterways, amawaterways.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the fabulous Mekong and Irtrawaddy River cruises of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Truly two of the world’s most exciting, interesting, and educational rivers to explore, Andy explains the unique AmaWaterways style of cruising and the included sightseeing of Ha Long Bay and staying overnight on a Vietnamese junk, majestic, ancient temples, the Killing Fields of Myanmar, Vietnam War tunnels, exotic food and fruit, Hanoi Hilyton prison, and many other fabulous sites. You will definitely want to cruise these two rivers soon with AmaWaterways.

“Traveling Jackie,” of thebudgetmindedtraveler.com, Chris, and Jerry discuss the exciting world of budget travel. Regardless of your age, gender, and income, you can experience travel on a budget for any length of time you have to travel. Tips for traveling within cities and countries, minimizing stress by pre-booking your first night hotel, utilizing travel guide books, the difference between budget and cheap travel, staying in hostels, carrying and managing money while traveling, and women traveling on their own are just some of the topics discussed by Traveling Jackie on this fun travel advice show.

Chris and Jerry are joined with Lianne Kim of Kensington Tours, kensington tours.com, to discuss the friendly, beautiful, moderately priced Portugal and its mid-Atlantic Azortes islands. Like Iceland, Portugal and the Azores are just now starting to get truly discovered, as many people only go to Spain when visiting the Iberian Peninsula. The show covers Portugal’s wine areas, historic and religious areas, Algarve with its quaint towns and resort areas, spectacular scenery, popular areas to visit, wide variety of hotel options, including historic pousadas, length of time to visit, best time of year to go, and many other things you can do and experience in this fabulous country. The show will excite you to visit soon before the crowds discover it.

Tony Perdomo of Tucan Travel, tucantravel.com, Chris, and Jerry explore adventure travel in a way you may never have considered. Overlanding where you do the shopping and cooking, taking local transportation within cities and between countries, no single supplements, small group size, free time to explore, and trips ranging from 7 to 77 days are just some of the options discussed. And all at prices less than staying home. Tucan Travel offers tens of trips throughout the world that you should highly consider for a unique perspective of cultures and adventures you’re friends have yet to experience, but will when you return.

Purchasing travel insurance is a question that most travelers have and often find confusing. Gail Magiante of Insure My Trip, insuremytrip.com, Chris, and Jerry help answer these and other questions as they discuss travel insurance in a realistic and understandable way. This Travel Insurance 101 show explains most types of travel insurance, including lost and damaged baggage, injury and sickness while on your vacation, cancellation for any reason, coverage for participating in adventure activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting, and how soon ahead of your trip should you purchase travel insurance. Listening to this show can help save you money and give you peace of mind on your next vacation.

Unique and varied Ecuador is discussed by Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, Chris, and Jerry. You’ll be amazed at the wide variety of Ecuador’s culture, exploration, adventure, and shopping options. Winding perilous mountains by train, shopping local Indian markets, purchasing gold and silver jewelry, visiting ancient Inca ruins, exciting bird watching, climbing Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano, and other spectacular mountains, exploring the streets of Quito, and determining which is the best way to see the Galapagos Islands are just some of the exciting ideas you’ll discover on Ecuador Travel Advice Show.

Unique things to see, travel, experience, and many other exciting activities are discussed by Morgan McKenna of Kensington Tours, kensingtontours.com, Chris, and Jerry. You will learn of many cultural and fabulous things to do in Norway including adventure cruising northwestern Spitzbergen, exploring numerous less-touristy fjords, budgeting for the cost of food, spending the night with the Sami people in the Arctic, hiking numerous mountains to view beautiful fjords and valleys, taking the scenic Hurtigruten coastal cruise, driving through central Norway, kayaking, and marveling at the Aurora Borealis and daylight at 2 am are just some of the topics discussed.

Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are uniquely covered by Dan Crandall of Adventures Within Reach, adventureswithinreach.com, Chris, and Jerry. You will learn when to go, how long to stay, unique travel options and areas, food, getting around travel options, and many other suggestions to make your stay in Southeast Asia even more exciting. Dan’s enthusiasm for the area comes through as he explains why everyone should visit this area, as there is something for everyone, except skiers.

Peter Grubb, president of Sea Kayak Adventurers, seakayakadventures.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the world of sea kayaking. An adventure for fit, with some sea kayaking experience and at least 8 years old, adventurers, their trips offer a unique perspective of getting-up-close to nature, culture, flora, fauna, and culture. Their tours include close encounters with various types of whales, exploring remote coastlines, observing bears, paddling the Bay of Pigs, walking through rural Albania, and other unique experiences. Sea Kayak Adventures offers sea kayaking expeditions to Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Alaska, and Europe. Some of their programs are designed for families, which include three-passenger kayaks so younger children can sit between their parents. For a truly fascinating, invigorating, and awe-inspiring vacation, take a Sea Kayak Adventure.

Dan Crandall of adventureswithinreach.com joins Chris and Jerry to discuss one of the most bio-diversified countries in the world, Costa Rica. Truly offering something for nearly everyone, topics including descriptions and differences of many of the National Parks, transportation including should you rent a car, beaches, best time to go, wildlife, family travel, safety, suggested week vacation itineraries, and adventure options including whitewater rafting, jungle hikes, canyoning/repelling, ziplining, and others are discussed to help make Costa Rica one of your best vacations ever.

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We invite you to listen to each of our travel advice shows for travel options. Our shows, listed by categories, average 30 minutes in length and are presented in an easy to-listen format.