Y Travel Podcast, is hosted by Caz and Craig Makepeace from the award winning Y Travel Blog. We explore the why's of travel - why you should, how you can, and what to do.
We never escaped the cubicle or the rat race because we never joined it in the FIRST PLACE.
Travel has always been the priority of our lives and we'll share our tips, stories and advice from 22 years of travel, no matter how our lifestyle has evolved.
Solo travel, couples travel, expat travel, family travel, RV travel and digital nomad travel, we've done it all and don't intend on stopping any time soon!
Are you ready to travel more and create better memories?
We're ready to help you!
Tell Her She Can't with Kelly Lewis
Kelly Lewis is a women’s travel industry maven and leader in the area of women’s empowerment.
She is most passionate about helping women to tap into their personal power through traveling the world.
In this episode, we share about how she does this through her various women focused travel businesses, how her own travel story and life was a driving force for that, and her new, empowering book, Tell Her She Can't!
She’s the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the world’s first series of travel guidebooks for women, as well as the founder of the annual Women’s Travel Fest conference.
In 2016, she co-founded the boutique tour company Damesly, which has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic.
Tell Her She Can’t shares stories of women who refused to believe that they can’t, especially when told otherwise. They can, they did … and you can too.
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/tell-her-she-cant-kelly-lewis/
Vaccinations, Pandemic Travel + Wine with Dr. Nadeen White
Are you nervous about taking a COVID vaccine?
Dr. Nadeen White was one of the trusted experts I followed throughout the past year of the pandemic. She eased my nerves and uncertainty and gave me confidence to the vaccine. In this epsidoe, she's share some of her expertise on the vaccine, COVID studies and tips for pandemic travel.
She'll also share why travel is a part of her life, her travel style, and how she balances it with a career she loves.
Dr. Nadeen White. “Blogger by Day, Physician by Night” is the creator, editor & writer for the award-winning blog-The Sophisticated Life. She strives to inspire others to travel around the world by sharing personal travel experiences and providing detailed travel guides. The Sophisticated Life covers affordable luxury travel, culinary travel & wine.
Dr. White is also an author, speaker and medical expert with coverage of international travel recommendations, travel emergencies and the Coronavirus Pandemic as seen on CNN. In 2020 Dr.White will be serving as a brand ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2019 Dr. Nadeen White spoke on Culinary Travel and Medical Travel topics at the Audacity Festival held by Nomadness Travel Tribe. She is also a bestselling author with the release of her travel Ebook series on Amazon.
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/dr-nadeen-white-podcast/
From Daily Travels to Daily Podcast with Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt from EverythingEverywhere.com shows how travel has evolved for him from daily travel to a daily podcast living a more settled life.
We’re big proponents of allowing travel to evolve with your lifestyle. There is no set way to do it.
You define the rules of how it best suits your values, your dreams, and your lifestyle choices.
Gary Arndt shows us how travel has evolved for him from being a 9 year nomad constantly traveling to living the settled life without travel being the focus of it.
In 2007, Gary sold his house in exchange for nearly a decade of daily adventures around the world, sharing his experiences on his blog, Everything Everywhere. He quickly became one of the biggest and most well known blogs in the world, especially noted for his photography which has won numerous awards.
But, not just in travel, the past year’s pandemic has caused him to take a huge pivot in business.
With the loss of his business literally overnight, Gary switched to pursing a long term itch he had to create the Everything Everywhere Daily Podcast.
In it he shares and explores interesting curiosities and questions about life such as Who was the Fifth Beatle, Who is the most dominating athlete of all time, Where does the best thing since sliced bread come from? and What happened to Harold Holt, the disappearing Australian Prime Minister?
His podcast has exploded in growth and in under a year has reached 100,000 downloads per month.
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/everything-everywhere-podcast-gary-arndt/
Chattanooga road trip with Savannah Makepeace
I’m delighted to share the podcast mic with my savvy and vivacious nine year old daughter, Savannah. We chat about our recent road trip to Chattanooga, TN. It was the first time, Savannah and I have taken a trip with just the two of us.
Savannah shares why it was important for her to spend time with just me. We also dive into the stories and highlights of why we loved Chattanooga. From the thrilling incline railway to the more gentle art mural walks!
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/chattanooga-road-trip-podcast/
From Big House to Full Time RV Travel with Kay (Mom Trotter)
This podcast interview is with the inspiring Kay Akpan from the popular Instagram, YouTube, and blog, The Mom Trotter. She is also a writer, speaker and advocate for gentle parenting.
Kay created The Mom Trotter to share her budget travel tips, homeschooling life, parenting as well as to connect with other families following the same path.
Kay joins me to chat who and her husband Sylvester sold their way too big house to buy an RV and put family at the center of their life as they travel full time with their son Aiden.
We chat about overcoming your fears to just do it, life on the road, homeschooling, reducing debt and smart money matters for kids.
I love how Kay embraces our family travel philosophy that travel doesn’t have to stop after kids. Her passion is to empower parents to see how travel with kids is possible and doable as a one income family, stay at home parent or while working a full time job.
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/family-travel-mom-trotter-podcast/
Teen Travel and Mother Daughter Trips with Tamara Gruber, We3Travel
Have you ever wondered or feared what it's like to travel with a teen?
Tamara Gruber from We3Travel shares her tips on traveling with a teen and how it can evolve as your family life does.
I've long admired how she has made family travel a focus of her life especially with her mother daughter trips with her teen daughter, Hannah.
Tamara is a marketing professional, travel writer and podcaster. In 2013 she launched We3Travel.com to share her passion for family travel and her detailed trip itineraries and tips to help make planning a family vacation quicker and easier.
Since 2016, she has also been sharing her love of travel as co-host of the Vacation Mavens podcast, offering destination information and tips to get you out the door.
As the mom of a teen, she recognizes the need for women in their midlife to take time for themselves and recently launched YourTimetoFly.com, a travel and lifestyle website for women in their 40s and 50s.
Full show notes: https://www.ytravelblog.com/teen-travel-tips-tamara-gruber-we3travel/
Getting more addicted to travelling because of this podcast!
Caz and Craig and great! Overall, this podcast is LOADED with great information and cool places. Such a gem for all travellers...
Great Insight Into the Travel Industry and Where It's Going
The Y Travel Podcast is a lot of fun to listen to. Caz and Craig are great story-tellers who obviously know their stuff when it comes to travel. I especially appreciate hearing their insights about where travel is headed during these uncertain times. Highly recommended.
Real and heartfelt commentary about a life of travel and parenting on the road. The episodes aren't stereotypically saccharine where every trip has the polish of an Instagram post. Instead, Caz and Craig genuinely share their family's triumphs, challenges and well-earned expertise.