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Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel The System.

Got a great travel story to share? We’d love to hear from you, @Expedia on social media.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel The System.

Got a great travel story to share? We’d love to hear from you, @Expedia on social media.

    How to mark PSL Season in Style with Steffy Degreff

    How to mark PSL Season in Style with Steffy Degreff

    Well it's official, Out Travel the System fam - Pumpkin Spice Latte Season (PSL Season) is underway. What better way to mark it than by mapping out your route to check out fall foliage, head out on a quick road trip, or indulge in your favorite fall activities and dishes?

    Listen in as host Nisreene Atassi chats with 'Queen of Fall' Steffy Degreff of Steffys Pros and Cons, and writer and content producer Andrea Romano. They share their thoughts on why fall is the best season, and how to thoroughly 'PSL-ize' your life, if you're in the mood.

    Put on your coziest chunky-knit sweater and wooly socks, and sit back to listen, PSL in hand - you'll never believe how many ways there are to celebrate PSL Season.

    Here is some inspiration from the episode:
    -Andrea's article on fall foliage destinations
    -Steffy's Instagram and TikTok
    -"Falloween" with reportedly the most haunted place in New York City

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    • 26 min
    Cruising Your Way through Cruise Booking with Captain Kate McCue

    Cruising Your Way through Cruise Booking with Captain Kate McCue

    To cruise or not to cruise - that is the question a lot of travelers are asking themselves these days. It's a big topic, and one Out Travel the System host Nisreene Atassi is grateful to tackle with the help of experts.

    Captain Kate McCue shares her insights into life on board and in charge of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge through her incredibly popular TikTok account. (She had 2.6 million followers when we recorded this episode of Out Travel the System, and that number keeps climbing!)

    John Mast has been on more than a hundred cruises, for both fun and work. As Expedia's Sr. Director of Global Cruise Marketing, he has his finger on the pulse of what's happening in the industry.

    Listen in as they share their insights into how to pick the right cruise for you, how cruising has modernized, and some of the many places cruising can take you. They make the case that cruising may just be the vacation that can keep everyone in your traveling group happy.

    Not sure where to start with cruising? Access more expert and free advice here.

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    • 27 min
    The Truth About Traveling with Kids Under 5

    The Truth About Traveling with Kids Under 5

    Parents with young kids, we get it, we really do - the world of travel with your little one may seem like it is full of so many potential pitfalls. Let us give you the tips you need to succeed when you listen to this episode of Out Travel the System. We're especially here for you, first time parents who may have never traveled with their kiddo before!

    Host Nisreene Atassi digs into the highs and lows of traveling with kids under the age of 5 with Monet Hambrick, who blogs about her family adventures at The Traveling Child, and Christie Hudson, Sr. PR Manager for Expedia. 

    They share some of their favorite travel hacks when it comes to having kiddo in tow, including what gear to bring and what to leave at home, and how to pick the right accommodations for you (hotel vs vacation rental is always a hot debate.) Check out Christie's pick from her most recent trip.

    Learn about some of the amazing experiences Monet has been able to share with her children - start with the spitting elephant, and stick around for the sense of homecoming they felt thousands of miles away from home. 

    You may just find travel with kids under 5 represents a wealth of opportunities you never considered before!

    Here are links to gear traveling parents may find helpful:
    Car Seat - the Cosco Scenera
    Ultra-portable booster seat - the Mifold
    A car seat alternative on flights - the CARES harness
    Lightweight stroller alternative - the Snap N Go
    A sleep aid - the Slumberpod

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    • 29 min
    All You Need to Know About Visiting Australia

    All You Need to Know About Visiting Australia

    Get ready for a flight of fancy as Out Travel the System takes you Down Under. Yes that's right, host Nisreene Atassi is taking you to Australia on our latest deep dive into a destination.

    Thanks to the help of Grace Rietbergen, Associate Market Manager - Canberra & Hobart at  Expedia, and longtime travel journalist Celeste Mitchell, this episode will take you through the huge range of options to fully explore Australia.

    Listen in as they debate the restaurant scenes in Sydney and Melbourne, detour through wine country and cocktail culture, and dive into the huge range of delicious experiences available in Oz - how about drinking sparkling wine and eating oysters while standing in the ocean?

    They also explore the beauty of slow travel, the power of connection with Indigenous culture, and even why visitors should consider taking in a Aussie rules football match - it's like nothing you've ever seen before.

    Put aside some of the animals you may have associated Australia with, and instead think about diving into experiences with whale sharks, humpback whales, kangaroos, and quokkas - see why Nissy is literally squealing with delight over the last on the list!

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    • 27 min
    Holiday Travel Hacks - the Can't Miss Listen of 2021 Travel

    Holiday Travel Hacks - the Can't Miss Listen of 2021 Travel

    It's not quite Christmas in July, but we at Out Travel the System definitely want to make sure you're as prepared as possible for your holiday travel plans this year.

    Between anecdotal evidence at airports across the country and what we're seeing in Expedia's booking data, the holiday travel period this year is shaping up to be one of the busiest in quite some time.

    Where can you still book, how can you skip some lines, and are there any ways to save some money while still getting the experience you want - we tackle all of these questions and more.

    Join host Nisreene Atassi and Out Travel the System favorites Christie Hudson, Sr. PR Manager for Expedia, and Katherine Fan, Sr. Writer at NerdWallet for a wonderful conversation about holiday travel, and traditions new and old.

    In addition to reminding you how to pack your patience - something you may have gotten out of the habit of doing in this extended period of limited travel - they'll dig into all of the reasons why holiday travel is absolutely worth exploring now.

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    • 28 min
    Only in New York with Jill Zarin and the Bowery Boys

    Only in New York with Jill Zarin and the Bowery Boys

    Out Travel the System is taking a big bite out of the Big Apple with this episode, showcasing what you can do Only in New York.

    Join host Nisreene Atassi and her guests, original Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin, and Greg Young and Tom Meyers, hosts of The Bowery Boys, a podcast all about New York's history.

    Ever wondered about why they're called boroughs, or wanted to visit the restaurant where Bethenny Frankel said she was going to poke Zarin in the eyes? Or maybe you want to hear about two of Brooklyn's best BBQ joints, or vote with your wallet among three choices for New York's best pizza... then this is the episode for you!

    From hidden gem restaurants to insider secrets about where to get the most out of your New York experience - including where to get the best shot for your Instagram and which islands to visit - you won't want to miss this. Listen in so you can design your next trip to do what you can do Only in New York.

    Here are links to a couple of Bowery Boys episodes mentioned in this episode of Out Travel the System:
    -an audio walking tour of the High Line
    -the history of four cocktails

    If you're planning out an itinerary for a visit to New York at some point, here are some of the places mentioned in the episode:

    Restaurants:
    Katz's Deli
    Lombardi's
    Arturo's (no website available)
    John's of Bleecker
    Pig Beach BBQ
    Hometown BBQ

    Nightlife:
    Stone Street Tavern
    Fraunces Tavern
    UES
    La Noxe

    Places to visit:
    Governor's Island
    Little Island
    Industry City

    Hotels:
    William Vale Hotel
    The Mark
    The Knickerbocker
    The Jane Hotel

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