Travel

Backpacking in Vietnam

Have you ever thought about backpacking to Vietnam? In this episode, Tony and Marc talk about Tony’s 3 week trip backpacking in Vietnam. Tony talks about why he decided to go there and his top 3 activities throughout his trip. The two also talk about how to get around the country and also discuss Tony’s videos about Vietnam.

Check out Tony’s [Youtube Channel] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDNayyYFlFO2DyYuIcZ1Fmg/featured) here.

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Travel Hacking 101

While travel hacking can seem daunting and only for the experts, this is certainly not the case. With so many free online tools such as Skiplagged, Hopper, and the plane ticket price tracking feature built into Google Flights, you can become a travel hacker and save hundreds on your flights in no time. Give this episode a listen, and you’ll be well on your way to paying less for you next plane ticket.

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Confessions of a Daily Vlogger on YouTube

Find out what it takes to have a daily vlog on YouTube directly from a daily vlogger himself. Tony Florida has a wealth of information to share with you about his experience daily vlogging. Topics discussed include the importance of YouTube thumbnails and titles, video editing software, and balancing experiencing with documenting.

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Blablacar Long Distance Carpool and Rideshare App

While you have rentable electric scooters and Uber to get around a city, what if you need to travel to another city? Introducing BlaBlaCar — yet another addition to the sharing economy.

This long distance carpooling app allows passengers to buy a seat in a driver’s personal vehicle for a longer distance trip between cities. While the cost of a driver’s trip is offset by payment from the rider(s), an otherwise empty car is filled with passengers who need to get to the same destination as the driver.

Learn about this awesome app, why it’s called BlaBlaCar, and hear about Tony’s personal experience using the app in Spain.

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Apps to Help You Speak Abroad

As Tony is preparing to travel again, Marc and Tony discuss some of the apps that help overcome the language barrier when traveling abroad. Tony talks about some difficult situations when the language barrier was really tough to overcome. The two talk about some tips when trying to communicate with a non-English speaker and the apps that have helped them out the most. Also, Tony reveals where his next destination is.

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Travel Vaccines

As Tony is preparing to travel again, this time he needs to get a whole bunch of travel vaccines for his upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. In addition to explaining what vaccines are, Marc—an immunology PhD student—busts myths about vaccines.
The two not only talk about vaccine recommendations, but touch on immunization prices including Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tetanus, Malaria, and the common flu.

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3 Ways to Avoid Fees When Traveling Abroad

We all hate paying fees, especially when traveling. In this week’s episode, Tony reveals his three best tips for avoiding fees when traveling. Learn how to avoid foreign transaction fees, ATM fees, and how to get the best exchange rate.

  1. Avoid foreign transaction fees with a 0% foreign transaction fee credit card from Chase
  2. Don’t pay ATM fees with the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking Account debit card
  3. Get the best exchange rate by always choosing to pay in the local currency when traveling

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Traveling to Rome on a Budget

You never know how to get around Rome until someone tells you how and in this episode Tony and Marc give you the best insight on how to save money when traveling to Rome, Italy. They discuss their favorite tourist spots and how to get to multiple attractions for cheaper than usual. They also go into how to avoid lines at the tourist spots and the best ways to get around the city to maximize your time in the eternal city.

[Tony’s favorite Hostel EVER!] (http://www.dreamingromehostel.com/)
[Marc’s Rome Hotel] (https://www.pantheondimoradeglidei.com/boutique-hotel-pantheon-historical-centre-of-rome.htm)
[Marc’s Colosseum Picture] (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmgasx5hGx/?utmsource=igweboptionssharesheet)

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Intro/Outro Music: Voyage by Ikson

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Backpacking India

In early 2018, Tony went on a 5 week backpacking India adventure. During his time traveling through India, Tony visited a dozen different cities.

In addition to seeing the obligatory Taj Mahal, Tony slept under the stars in the desert, celebrated the Holi festival, walked through the streets of slums, and even played a British soldier as an extra on a Bollywood movie set.

While this week’s episode is a bit long, it’s packed full of valuable information on backpacking India. Chances are that by the end of the episode, you will want to go on your on trip through India.

Tony Florida on Bollywood movie set as a British soldierJaisalmer India camel safariBathing in Ganges in Varanasi India
Jodpur panorama blue city
Tony Florida at Taj Mahal

Resources

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Why You Should Go On a Cruise to Alaska

Hubbard Glacier in Alaska

Back in 2016, Marc and Tony separately went on Alaska cruises… at the same time. Marc and his family sailed on Celebrity Cruise Lines while Tony toured around on Royal Caribbean. They both agree that cruising is the most economical and most relaxing way to see Alaska.

Join us in this week’s episode as we reminisce on our 8 day Alaska cruises where we got a chance to see Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Seward, and the Hubbard Glacier.

Pictures from Tony’s Alaska Cruise

Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean cruise in AlaskaWelcome to Alaska sign outside of Skagway at the Yukon Territory borderNorthern lights in Alaska outside of Denali

Resources

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