Travel

U By Uniworld Has Changed Cruising Forever With Ellen Bettridge

Let’s face it, the cruise industry does even get what a traveler in their 40s wants to do, see, and explore and they certainly do not know what an experience is these days. Let alone an experienced millennial traveler in their 20s and 30s just like you. So when you’re thinking about where to spend your travel dollars…if you’re anything like me, you’re looking for an experience.

When we think of cruising usually old school visions of the 70s TV show the Love Boat might pop into our brains, with endless buffets of gluttony, shore excursions to remote location in a beat-up tour bus with no air conditioning and of course the horror stories we see online of ships making people sick, flooding or just horrible customer service. These are the cruise ships of your parents and grandparents.

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Prompted by a question from Rebekah, who was searching for a unique travel experience, I uncovered U by Uniworld.

U by Uniworld have begun a cruising revolution with their newly launched European river cruises for the next generations and beyond, designed for those with a passion for exploring and taste for authentic adventures. Chic comfortable ships that double as social clubs, silent disco clubs, mixology and fine cooking classes, rooftop yoga, locally-sourced designed menus and experiences in some of Europe’s top cities like Paris, Budapest, and Amsterdam that will blow your mind. That’s right, this is not your parents or grandparents cruise ships.

I had the pleasure to chat up Ellen Bettridge, President, and CEO about one of the hottest new adventures that has the travel world all abuzz these days, U by Uniworld European River Cruises.

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Unplugging In the Texas Hill Country River Region & Ask Shannah

Unplugging is not something we do well in our warp-speed these days – but we should. In fact, there are scientific studies that suggest that being able to truly relax and rest has been shown to boost productivityincrease creativity, and reduce the long-term risks of potentially fatal ailments. So we decided to do just that – unplug a bit, reconnect, increase our creativity, and visit a place that many haven’t even heard of – Texas Hill River Region.

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Sometimes we all need to escape the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to find a place where the pace is not so frantic, the locals are a lot friendlier, and the beauty of nature envelopes your soul with a warm Earth Day-esque hug.

My co-host, Jeff Game, discuss how unplugging vacations can be one of the best investments you can make (not only as a couple but also in helping us get back in touch with what matters most in life).

We recently decided to leave our city slicker lives behind for a few days, unplug and explore the quintessential Americana Texas Hill Country River Region, located in Uvalde County. And, it kind of ruled!

As we hopped in our rental car for the hour and a half drive from San Antonio to Texas Hill Country River Region, cranked up our Willie Nelson playlist and could already feel the stress fall away along the roadside.

 

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The Valentine’s Day Escape Plan

We all know that Valentine’s Day is a made up, Hallmark holiday that forces us to spend more money than we intended or should spend. It’s also a holiday that says this one day a year you have to be in love, and of course, spend more money. So not true!

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Valentine’s Day is the third largest consumer holiday of the year, as we spend over $19 Billion in the name of Cupid. The average person will spend $143.56 for their Valentine.

Instead of spending money on stuff you or your Valentine may or may not use (probably not), spend your hard-earned cash on an escape plan and getaway for love. This is a great plan whether you’re in love or not. Travel this Valentine’s Day!

My co-host for this podcast episode is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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“No One’s Gonna Love You” – Band of Horses

“Somebody to Love” – Valerie June

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Go On Vacation No Matter What

For me, travel is a must in life, right up there with paying rent and my student loans (yep, still got those payments too). Going on vacation, I feel, isn’t a luxury but a legitimate expense to add to any budget because of all you learn about yourself as well as the place you visit. What I’ve learned from years and years of traveling is that no matter what my budget is, there’s always a way to go on vacation…no matter what.

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Let’s not let your budget keep you for going on vacation – whether it’s a short trip or a two-week excursion, traveling is important.

  • Learn some of my favorite tips to vacation on any budget
  • Creating a travel savings account could be the best thing
  • Find sneaky ways to save every day for your travel fund
  • Hear about some of my favorite sites to help you save
  • Understand why I think travel is so important -and why the world needs you to explore it

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Austin Just Being Austin

Don’t you just love it when you travel to a place that you’ve always wanted to explore and all the stars align and the place is as cool, as welcoming, and even more interesting than you thought? That’s exactly how we experienced Austin recently.

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For many years Austin has been known as one of the music capitols in the world and of course Texas barbecue is king around these parts. But, the one ingredient that makes this Texas capitol city so special, are all the friendly and diverse folks that have created the awesome Austin of today.

While we were in town we sat down with some of those local friendly’s to get their side of this very cool and growing city. Join as we talk with our friend Casey about ever-expanding food scene, our new friend Shelly about her hidden gem of a boutique hotel and our local band friends Transit Method take us around some of the best places to catch music in Austin.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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An Urban Oasis In Austin

As we talked about in a recent travel episode, Austin is one of the hottest cities to travel in 2018 and might just be getting a lot more awesome-er (it’s a word) when the “Urban Oasis” that is the brand spanking new Fairmont Austin opens later this year.

Located smack dab in the middle of downtown, this brand-new gem of a hotel is a great addition to the expanding Austin skyline.

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Our good friend, Director of Communications for the Fairmont Austin, Casey Barks gave Jeff, my co-host, and me a behind the scenes tour of their brand-new property. This Texas-sized hotel will now be the largest Fairmont which towers 37 stories high and holds 1,048 rooms, with five of the most anticipated restaurants opening in 2018, including a food hall.

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Where Everyone Is Traveling in 2018

It’s a new year, the holidays are over, you’re settling into 2018, but you are itching to get far, far away and experience an amazing getaway…and maybe travel some place you have never been before.

We recently gave you some of the best budget travel destinations, well this time we are tackling those unique and cool travel destinations of 2018.

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On this episode, my co-host Jeff, and I are dishing about all those destinations that you should start saving now to explore this year.

How about an island where Alexander Hamilton was born?

An American iconic city turning 300 years old?

How about finding Luke Skywalkers home from the Last Jedi movie?

We have it all this and more on this week’s Travel Tuesday episode and Where Everyone is Traveling in 2018! Get your bags packed and your bank account ready.

Pinneys Beach Nevis

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Budget Travel Guide For 2018

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get to planning new adventures for 2018. Your bank account might need a rest from the all the holiday spending so we’ve come up with a list of places to travel to this year that will keep your budget happy and your bank account even happier.

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We’re featuring 12 places to travel to in 2018 that are focused on keeping your budget in check while still having some amazing experiences while traveling. Remember to also have a great travel credit card in your wallet to boost all those amazing rewards that you can use as dollars towards your trips this year. One of my favs is still the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.

Travel with us to:

  • Estonia
  • Montreal
  • Raleigh
  • Peru
  • Agentina
  • Houston
  • United Kingdom
  • and more…

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Travel Gifts That You Need Right Now

This week we are talking about 11 travel gifts you or your favorite traveler needs right now. These days, there are so many cool new gadgets, smart tech items and organizing aides that help you become the best traveler you’ve always wanted to become.

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We poured through some of the best travel gift lists and sought out some advice from fellow travel writers to see what kinds of things that all the cool kids are using while traveling. Even though it was hard to narrow it down, here are 11 travel items that will make you the best gifter or the best traveler ever.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Travel Trends For 2018

It’s the holiday season and this week we wanted to look around and see what’s trending for travel and what everyone will be talking about coming up in 2018. It’s no doubt that everyone is looking for new experiences and destinations to explore next year (of course, on any budget). There are some distinctly unique travel trends that are on the rise for 2018.

 

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It is never too early to start making your travel plans for the new year. You may find some new places to travel, new things to do and of course new experiences.

Join my co-host, Jeff, and me as we talk Travel Trends for 2018 and give you all the details on where to go, where to stay and how to travel in the coming year.

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