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The best travel advice doesn't come from a guidebook. Or a review website. Or sponsored content creators. The best travel advice comes from real travellers. Whether you're sharing tips with other folks in a youth hostel kitchen in Bogota or swapping stories in an airport hotel bar in Auckland, every unforgettable travel experience starts with that one, beautiful nugget of wisdom from a fellow traveller.

Check In & Check Out is the travel advice podcast for real travellers. Each episode, host and travel newbie Chris Plumridge puts the call out to everyday travellers (with a few experts sprinkled in) to ask them for their best pieces of hard-earned travel wisdom. Whether they had an unforgettable experience, made a rookie mistake, or just learned something about themselves, our CI&CO travel community has plenty to share with you to make your next trip your best trip yet.

So what are you waiting for? Join us! Grab your tickets and let's go!

Check In & Check Out Jet Streamer

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The best travel advice doesn't come from a guidebook. Or a review website. Or sponsored content creators. The best travel advice comes from real travellers. Whether you're sharing tips with other folks in a youth hostel kitchen in Bogota or swapping stories in an airport hotel bar in Auckland, every unforgettable travel experience starts with that one, beautiful nugget of wisdom from a fellow traveller.

Check In & Check Out is the travel advice podcast for real travellers. Each episode, host and travel newbie Chris Plumridge puts the call out to everyday travellers (with a few experts sprinkled in) to ask them for their best pieces of hard-earned travel wisdom. Whether they had an unforgettable experience, made a rookie mistake, or just learned something about themselves, our CI&CO travel community has plenty to share with you to make your next trip your best trip yet.

So what are you waiting for? Join us! Grab your tickets and let's go!

    When travelling goes... sideways.

    When travelling goes... sideways.

    Welcome back to Check In & Check Out!
    I always reckon the key difference between being on a holiday and on an adventure is that on an adventure, the setbacks are part of the fun. In this episode, we dive into our travellers' travel mishaps, those little moments that threaten to derail your trip.
    You'll hear what challenges they faced and how to overcome them, giving you some inspiration to cast off, out into the great blue yonder safe in the knowledge that you can handle most things that get in your way!
    Our guests share their stories of adventure and misadventures, proving that even when things go sideways, it can lead to unforgettable experiences.
    This podcast features:
    Mark Gresser, adventure cyclist.Shannon Strong, host of Why We TravelRob from The Innsiders podcastThis podcast is recorded and produced on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their elders, and the elders of the lands of other indigenous peoples where this podcast was produced.
    Check In & Check Out is produced by Jet Streamer. If you'd like the same love and care that went into this podcast to be put into your podcast, visit us at jetstreamer.com.au

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    • 28 min
    How Do I Travel More Often?

    How Do I Travel More Often?

    We'd all like to travel more, wouldn't we? But whether it's not enough money, not enough time... there's always something that seems to get in the way. How do we find more opportunities to get away on holiday, maybe have an extra trip every now and then, or just vacation somewhere more interesting?
    Chris has a chat with three interesting humans who might be able to get you thinking about ways to overcome some of those barriers. From saving you money to saving you time, here's a couple of thought-starters to get you off the couch and onto the plane!
    This episode features:
    Brittnay from The Travelling HousesittersChris Chamberlin from Point HacksLiz Fleming from The Grants Club and The Efficiency CoachResources: Britt mentions a few resources in this episode if you're keen to get started in house sitting:How to Start House Sitting
    Britt's Favourite House Sitting Sites
    Travelling Housesitters Facebook Community


    (00:00) - Intro

    (02:29) - House Sitting with Britt

    (11:33) - Points Hacking with Chris C

    (23:19) - Taking care of your business with Liz
    This podcast is recorded and produced on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their elders, and the elders of the lands of other indigenous peoples where this podcast was produced.Check In & Check Out is produced by Jet Streamer. If you'd like the same love and care that went into this podcast to be put into your podcast, visit us at jetstreamer.com.au

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    • 31 min
    Why Do We Travel?

    Why Do We Travel?

    Welcome to the first-ever episode of Check In & Check Out!
    To start us off, Chris puts a tricky question to our intrepid group of travellers: why do you travel? What is it about travelling that makes us all forego some of life's other luxuries to hop on a plane, battle through the crowds at the tourist sites, and risk getting caught in the rain? We take some time to introduce our travel advice segment, and Chris tells us the story of the best piece of travel advice he's ever been given: which also happens to be this podcast's origin story.
    This podcast features:
    Evan Leal from the Existence podcast.Brittnay from The Travelling HousesittersChristian PK Reeve from The Christian Reeve PodcastLiz Fleming from The Grants Hub and The Efficiency CoachMark Gresser, adventure cyclist.Shannon Strong, host of Why We TravelThis podcast is recorded and produced on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their elders, and the elders of the lands of other indigenous peoples where this podcast was produced.
    Check In & Check Out is produced by Jet Streamer. If you'd like the same love and care that went into this podcast to be put into your podcast, visit us at jetstreamer.com.au

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    • 26 min
    Trailer: Check In and Check Out

    Trailer: Check In and Check Out

    I reckon, by far, the best travel advice I've ever received hasn't come from a guidebook, a travel blog or a travel review website.
    Don't get me wrong, your Lonely Planet and Rick Steves guidebooks are still really important travel tools (I won't throw mine out!)... but they can't match those little "go here", "see this" or "try that" nuggets of wisdom that you get when you're playing cards at a youth hostel kitchen table, introducing yourself to other members of your tour group, chatting with fellow hikers on the hiking trail, or making awkward small talk with the family sharing the cable car gondola. Those are places I received some of the best travel tips I ever got, and now I want to share more of those travel gems with you.
    I'm Chris Plumridge, and I'm definitely not a travel expert. Check In & Check Out is my way of trying to collect all those brilliant pieces of travel advice everyday travellers have to share, and hopefully creating something that can help both you and I as we explore the world.
    I've interviewed a whole bunch of travellers (though I need to talk to a whole lot more!) and asked them for their best experiences, stories, and advice. Each episode will feature some of those stories from a whole host of ordinary travellers on a particular topic. They'll inspire you, share their stories and their wisdom, make you laugh, make you gasp, tell you what to Google... and maybe be the start of the best travel experience you've ever had.
    Take a listen to the trailer to get a feel for what the show will be about, make sure you follow along so you don't miss the very first episode, submit your story via our website, and buckle your seatbelt. This is going to be the ride of our lives!
    Get involved with the Check In & Check Out community:This is a podcast all about travelling, but more importantly it's a podcast all about travellers. Whether you're an "I've been to 100 countries" traveller or an "I went camping once" traveller, you've got something to get out of this show, and something to contribute, too.
    Anyone who's ever travelled anywhere can be a guest, or just submit your story. Click the link to get in touch! And come and join the Check In & Check Out community on Instagram, or the Check In & Check Out Travel Squad group on Facebook, so we can share our wisdom with each other.
    Creators & Guests

    Chris Plumridge - Host
    Jet Streamer - Producer
    Bella Molloy - Guest
    Liz Fleming - Guest
    Brittnay - Guest

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    • 3 min

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