14 episodes

A few years ago Lia & Jeremy quit their jobs, put their stuff in storage, & took off on a year-long honeymoon. (It was basically a disaster, but they had fun anyway.) Today, they travel and write about their ongoing (mis)adventures on their travel blog, PracticalWanderlust.com. On this bi-weekly podcast Lia and Jeremy share their most ridiculous travel stories and practical tips to help you avoid making all of their terrible, terrible mistakes - plus all of the weird history they've learned along the way!

Practical Wanderlust Lia & Jeremy Garcia

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

A few years ago Lia & Jeremy quit their jobs, put their stuff in storage, & took off on a year-long honeymoon. (It was basically a disaster, but they had fun anyway.) Today, they travel and write about their ongoing (mis)adventures on their travel blog, PracticalWanderlust.com. On this bi-weekly podcast Lia and Jeremy share their most ridiculous travel stories and practical tips to help you avoid making all of their terrible, terrible mistakes - plus all of the weird history they've learned along the way!

    The Story of Louisville, KY

    The Story of Louisville, KY

    Horse races, bourbon, baseball bats, and a...death tunnel? Today we tell the story of Lia's hometown: Louisville, KY! We trace the history of the city from its frontier origins to the modern-day. Louisville's history runs deep, and it's not always pretty. So pour yourself a bourbon and tune in. Unless you're driving - that's not cool.

    For more Louisville content, check out:
    15 Lovely Things to Do on a Romantic Getaway to Louisville50 Places to Visit in Louisville, Kentucky27 Best Breweries, Distilleries, and Bars in Louisville, KY29 Amazing Place to Eat in Louisville, KentuckyInterested in quitting your job to go travel? Check out the new book by Practical Wanderlust's own Lia Garcia: How to Quit Your Job and Travel, available December 8th on Amazon.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hiking and Camping Stories (or "High Stakes F*ck Ups")

    Hiking and Camping Stories (or "High Stakes F*ck Ups")

    Mudslides, panic attacks, altitude sickness, and a very judgey llama. These are just a few of the things we have encountered on our many...many...MANY hiking and camping misadventures. 

    Want the full details of these stories? Check our links below:
    The Mono Hot Springs Disaster
    The Cataract Falls Catastrophe
    Mudslides on the Valle de Cocora Hike
    Days of Fun on the Quilotoa Loop
    High Altitude Hijinx at Laguna 69
    The Complete Failure that was Machu Picchu

    And for those of you who are not as terrible as we are, check out our 42 Car Camping Essentials!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Welcome to Season 2!

    Welcome to Season 2!

    Quarantine amirite? We took a season break earlier than planned, but we are BACK! On this mini-update, we look at how we've handled the season break (mostly screaming into the void and baking bread) and how Season 2 of the podcast will be different. 

    • 17 min
    California Highway One Road Trip (or "The Best Highway in the World")

    California Highway One Road Trip (or "The Best Highway in the World")

    A humanist cult, a Danish hideaway, a gravitational anomaly, towering trees, a spoiled rich kid's castle, clothing-optional hot springs, and the cutest animals (and weirdest) imaginable: welcome to Highway One, the most beautiful highway in the world! In this episode, we cover everything you need to plan your trip up the California Coast and all the weird history you never knew about the stops along the way.

    Planning a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway? We've got a few blog posts that will help:
    The Ultimate 10-Day Highway One Road Trip Itinerary8 Places to Visit on California's Central CoastSelf-Guided Los Angeles Brewery TourTravel Guides: Mendocino, Morro Bay, & Paso RoblesWe’ve also created a free, printable Highway One itinerary! The 7-page PDF also includes our San Francisco Self-Guided Walking Tour. Plus, we’ll also send you our favorite tips to help you plan an amazing California road trip!
    For more ridiculous adventures visit us at PracticalWanderlust.com and follow @practicalwanderlust on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook!
    Audio production & music composition by Tyler Hafer.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bali, Indonesia (or "Don't Trust the Monkeys")

    Bali, Indonesia (or "Don't Trust the Monkeys")

    Monkey thieves, temples, Jeremy crashing a motorbike into a tree, and coffee made from ... er, poop. Lia and Jeremy are talking about the breathtaking island of Bali, including all of the must-dos and please-do-nots. 

    Visit our blog for more Bali travel tips:
    25 Things Nobody Tells You About Backpacking in BaliThe Perfect 2-Week Bali ItineraryHow to Visit Bali on a BudgetWhat to Pack for BaliFind more ridiculous adventures at PracticalWanderlust.com, and follow @practicalwanderlust on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook!

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    Audio production & music composition by Tyler Hafer.

    • 35 min
    Disney World & Disneyland (or "The Happiest Place on Earth?")

    Disney World & Disneyland (or "The Happiest Place on Earth?")

    A futuristic utopia that's definitely not a cult. A suicide-themed ride. Lia's college internship. What do they all have in common? Disney World, of course! In this episode, Lia spills all the Mad Tea on the most magical place on Earth, plus insider tips from her time as a Cast Member. We also explain our tried & tested Disney Strategy (aka STRAT), because waiting in long lines for rides is some Bippity-Boppity-BS.

    Planning a trip to Disney? Get the FREE Printable Disney Starter Kit! The Disney Starter Kit includes a Disney packing checklist, 2 Disney Parks Scavenger Hunt previews, and the Disney World Resort Bar Crawl instructions. Plus, we'll send you loads of our insider tips for planning a magical trip to Disney.

    We've also created two epic Disney Parks Scavenger Hunts designed to take your Disney trip to the next level!

    Check out more of our Disney content on the blog:
    Virtual Disney World TourWhat to Pack for Disney (& what NOT to)How to Do Disney: Disney Parks Strategy GuideThe Disney World Resort Bar CrawlFind more ridiculous adventures at PracticalWanderlust.com, and follow @practicalwanderlust on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and our semi-monthly newsletter!
    Audio production & music composition by Tyler Hafer.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

brunettebeauty9 ,

Great stories with hilarious puns

Wow! I just binged every episode and couldn’t stop laughing at Lia and Jeremy and how you both play on each other’s sense of humor! Their travel stories are really motivating that not everything is perfect but yet still magical! Thank you both for sharing

4206994110 ,

Banter, Stories, and Music Like No Other!!

Hearing what these two have to say about these insane adventures to the corners of the world make me wana drop everything and leave town as I'm listening. The music and sound effects really immerse you in the story.

Melbelle13 ,

Hilarious, Genuine, and Helpful

This podcast puts the spirit of travel back into my soul when I’m stuck at home. Lia and Jeremy are a hilarious couple with great travel stories, quippy jokes, and helpful information for destinations they’ve traveled to around the world. I appreciate their rawness and honesty about their travel failures and mistakes, which are bound to happen as frequent travelers. There are many travel blogs out there that could give you the logistical information you need to visit a certain destination, but this podcast transforms you to the destination they are talking about, and inspires you to add a new place to your travel bucket list!

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