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Rod and Jessica Sanchez thought they had it all… A comfortable home, comfortable jobs, and a comfortable routine. The "American Dream" was theirs for the taking. But what if that dream didn’t turn out to be their dream? The more they worked, the less time they got to spend together. During their children’s most formative years, they’d be spending the majority of their time away from them. The more they thought about it, the less it made sense. Turns out, either they’re really impatient or they weren't made to live that kind of life to begin with. Because of this, they decided to sell everything, quit their jobs and travel the world as the Jetsetting Family.

The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast The Podglomerate

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 56 Ratings

Rod and Jessica Sanchez thought they had it all… A comfortable home, comfortable jobs, and a comfortable routine. The "American Dream" was theirs for the taking. But what if that dream didn’t turn out to be their dream? The more they worked, the less time they got to spend together. During their children’s most formative years, they’d be spending the majority of their time away from them. The more they thought about it, the less it made sense. Turns out, either they’re really impatient or they weren't made to live that kind of life to begin with. Because of this, they decided to sell everything, quit their jobs and travel the world as the Jetsetting Family.

    Season Finale! Beaches, Rainforests, and Volcanoes in Costa Rica

    Season Finale! Beaches, Rainforests, and Volcanoes in Costa Rica

    On our Season 2 Finale, we are excited to share all of the activities we did, as well as the towns, beaches, and other landscapes we explored in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We spent 7 weeks in the country and loved the breathtaking landscapes as well as the friendly and welcoming people. Tune in to hear our thoughts on on the towns of Tamarindo, Nosara, Monteverde, and San Jose, and some tips to consider if you're planning or thinking of visiting Costa Rica.
    Although this season is ending, our adventures are still continuing! If you'd like to follow along on our journey, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 37 min
    Diving Deep Into Our Travel Planning Process!

    Diving Deep Into Our Travel Planning Process!

    Over the past year of our full-time family travel adventure, we've learned A LOT on what it takes to plan affordable trips for the whole family. Tune in to hear all about how we select which flights we're going to take, whether we prefer Airbnbs or hotels, and some best practices for finding good phone plans and transportation options. If you're planning a trip in the near future, you won't want to miss this episode!
    Links:
    Google Fi Phone Plan
    Blog Post: 100 Travel Tips from 1 Year of Full-Time Travel
    If you'd like to follow along on our adventures, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 35 min
    Tips and Strategies for Travel Days with Kids

    Tips and Strategies for Travel Days with Kids

    We receive a lot of questions about tips for traveling on airplanes with kids, so we wanted to dedicate this episode to the entire process of traveling from one place to another. We even introduce a mystery guest on this episode that can shed some insight as to how difficult traveling with kids can be! Tune in to listen our top tips and strategies for travel days, and let us know if you have any of your own to share!
    Also, feel free to check out our latest blog post, "100 Things I Learned from 1 Year of Full-Time Family Travel" to get tons more tips and insight into our travel lifestyle. If you'd like to follow along on our adventures, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 33 min
    The Importance of Cultural Immersion in Family Travel - with Patty Monahan of Our Whole Village

    The Importance of Cultural Immersion in Family Travel - with Patty Monahan of Our Whole Village

    Throughout our adventures, we have found that our most memorable experiences have been those in which we have been deeply immersed in a country's culture. In this episode, we are excited to chat with Patty Monahan, the Founder of Our Whole Village, an organization dedicated to helping families find culturally rich travel experiences all over the world. Tune in to hear why cultural immersion is so important, and how you can find and arrange these kinds of experiences for your family. If you'd like to read about our recent culturally immersive experience, you can check out our recap of our overnight homestay in the village of Huilloc in Peru.
    If you'd like to follow along on our adventures, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 24 min
    Exploring Machu Picchu with Kids

    Exploring Machu Picchu with Kids

    We had the opportunity to spend about 10 days in the Sacred Valley of Peru. From Cusco, to Ollantaytambo, to Machu Picchu, there are so many fun, cultural and educational activities for the whole family. Listen in to hear our thoughts on Machu Picchu, as well as the things we learned that will hopefully make your future visit to the Lost City of the Inca a smooth and unforgettable one! We also mention a few other activities that you can take part in if you decide to extend your stay in the Sacred Valley.
    For more information on the Ollantaytambo Festival, tap here. Also, if you're interested in booking an experience through Our Whole Village (like we did for our visit to the village of Huilloc), you can find more details here.
    If you'd like to follow along on our adventures, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 34 min
    Should You Travel to Patagonia with Kids?

    Should You Travel to Patagonia with Kids?

    In this episode, we are excited to provide a recap of our two week adventure in Patagonia. Tune in to find out how to get to this beautiful region of the world, what a 2 week itinerary looks like, and our tips and recommendations if you're visiting with kids.
    If you're interested in following along on our adventures, make sure you check us out on Instagram or read up on some of our adventure recaps on our blog. At any time, don't hesitate to contact us through Instagram direct message or email at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

rossesontheroad ,

Adventures with kids!

Rod and Jess have taken their family on a trip around the world, and they share their stories in this podcast! They also feature some terrific interviews from others who have made travel a priority. Such an interesting and easy to listen to podcast... it also is SO inspiring for anyone who is interested in travel, and especially for travel with children!

exploringlifesjourney2018 ,

Fantastic Family

I love following @thejetsettingfamily! They have such a passion for family & travel. I can’t wait to go back and listen to the first season of their podcasts.

greenhouse822 ,

Inspirational!!

I love listening to this podcast and following this family’s adventures. They give great advice about travel and include other people’s experiences in their travels. It makes me want to sell everything and take my family on worldwide adventures. Travel can be overwhelming, especially with kids, but it’s great to see families do it and inspiring others to travel with their kids! The gift of travel is amazing and I am inspired to give my kids more travel experiences!

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