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Join us on the journey of a lifetime as Babcia (Alex) and Yia Yia (Terri) attempt to turn their travel dreams into travel realities. Whether you are an experienced traveler or just got your passport, this podcast is for you! Tune in to get great travel tips and learn about amazing destinations as we plan our next adventure and reminisce with friends about the moments that make travel an addiction.

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Join us on the journey of a lifetime as Babcia (Alex) and Yia Yia (Terri) attempt to turn their travel dreams into travel realities. Whether you are an experienced traveler or just got your passport, this podcast is for you! Tune in to get great travel tips and learn about amazing destinations as we plan our next adventure and reminisce with friends about the moments that make travel an addiction.

    5.2 Who you Should not Travel with, Too Much Italy, and Our Packing Faves!

    5.2 Who you Should not Travel with, Too Much Italy, and Our Packing Faves!

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on traveling to Ireland as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    Who not to travel with?


    Why Italy can be too much to plan?


    What are our favorite packing picks?



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    5.1 European Realities, Don't go to Paris!, Why Rick Steves is Wrong!

    5.1 European Realities, Don't go to Paris!, Why Rick Steves is Wrong!

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on traveling to Ireland as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    Being prepared for the realities travelers face when enjoying Europe.


    Why everyone is saying Don't go to Paris this Summer!

    Why Rick Steves is wrong and why you should take his book anyway.



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    We spend over 45 days a year exploring all corners of Europe.

    • 58 min
    4.22 5 ways your phone lets you down when you travel

    4.22 5 ways your phone lets you down when you travel

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on how to turn your iphone into your personal travel assistant as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    What are the best iphone tips when traveling to Europe?


    How do I use my iphone when I travel to Europe?


    What are the best tips when using my in Europe?


    How do I use my iphone when im on European travel?


    What are the best ways to use my iphone in Europe?



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    We were last in Europe in the Summer of 2023!

    Step one: Download a few handy apps.Step Two: Check your storage.Step Three: Get your documents game together.Step Four: Support your phone with these items.Last but not least: Make sure your iPhone is a good photographer!

    • 21 min
    4.20 5 reasons why we ❤ euro trains!!!!!

    4.20 5 reasons why we ❤ euro trains!!!!!

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on our take on travel by train in Europe as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    What are the best train travel tips when traveling to Europe?


    How do I efficiently plan train travel to Europe?


    What are the best train experiences in Europe?


    How do I find out more about European train travel?


    What are the best ways to travel by train in Europe?



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    We were last in Europe in the Summer of 2023!

    Europe’s train system is one of the easiest in the world to use and 9 times out of 10 will be cheaper and faster than any airline travel you can book. 

    While airports are obviously located outside of all the historic city centers that you wish to visit, the great European train stations are usually smack in the middle of the tourist districts. Amsterdam Central and Gare du Nord in Paris are two perfect examples.

    Train stations don’t have the massive security lines that airports are saddled with. Usually, a ticket is all you need to go from curb to platform meaning that you just need to arrive 15-20 minutes before your train rather than 2-3 hours at an airport.

    When you start doing the math, often a longer train ride is more time efficient than a shorter trip in the air. For example, to fly from London to Paris can take 45 minutes in the air but add in getting to the airport, through security, waiting for potential delays and then getting back in the city once you land can take up to five hours while the chunnel train has you leaving London and perusing in Paris in about three hours.

    Trains can connect two key destinations on your itinerary together with an overnight trip. Hopping on an overnight sleeper in Amsterdam for less than $200.00 then pull into Zurich. Spend a morning in Zurich and after lunch, you can continue on to points in all directions including Venice, Milan, Vienna, Munich and more. 

    Trains often offer better views than one would imagine. Yes, you’ll definitely see a slice of real life as trains leave the pristine city centers and make their way out toward the countryside. And that countryside! With patchwork quilt fields making up local farms, hills, mountains, rivers and lakes. There’s plenty to see as trains make their way from one big city through plenty of sleepy villages to another famous icon. 

    Fave trains: 

    Thalys Paris to Amsterdam

    TrenItalia: Paris to Milan

    Any train is switzerland

    • 18 min
    4.19 What travelers miss out on in Florence

    4.19 What travelers miss out on in Florence

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on traveling to Florence as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    What are the best hacks and tips when traveling to Florence?


    How do I plan really well when I travel to Florence?


    What are the best tips when traveling to Florence?


    How do I make everybody happy when I'm in Florence?


    What are the best secrets for traveling to Florence?



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    We were last in Europe in the Summer of 2023!

    • 17 min
    4.18 11 things you are not asking your travel agent

    4.18 11 things you are not asking your travel agent

    It’s Us! Babcia and YiaYia! We are here to give you every hot tip, great travel hack, hidden gem, and experience based itinerary you are looking for. We’ve traveled all over Europe and we want to share our experience and expertise with you!

    Thanks for joining us today! As always, we hope that our travel nonsense translates into your travel success! For more on our take on Travel agents and travel insurance as well as your other travel options like small group travel when traveling to Europe or any of our other show notes, click here!

    In this episode, we can answer:


    What are the best travel tips when traveling to Europe?


    How do I efficiently plan when I travel to Europe?


    What are the best questions to ask my travel agent?


    How do I find out more about travel insurance?


    What are the best ways to protect my trip to Europe?



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    We were last in Europe in the Summer of 2023!

    Our answer is simple!!! USE A TRAVEL AGENT TO BOOK YOUR AIR!!!!

    When booking air, consider asking about these questions:


    Is that the best price or the best layover?



    Find good layover options


    Usually about the same as expedia or other third party flight choices



    Does that come with baggage?


    What are the seat assignments with that ticket?


    Is my ticket refundable or reschedulable?



    Have your air travel backed up with a little help.


    If something happens while I’m on my travels, can I call you for help? 



    Most airlines won’t help you if things get serious, they will insist that you call your agent. 


    A home base to call should something go wrong.




    Get your travel insurance plan together


    What is the best kind of insurance to cover this trip?




    A little investment goes a long way


    The fastest way to take care of an issue away from home




    What exactly does this policy cover? Air ambulance, luggage, flights, delays, hospitals….


    MEDJET vs. Nomad Insurance


    Who do I call if there is an emergency? Like ask for the number!

    • 19 min

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