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    35. Guessing The Top Babymoon Destinations

    Where would you go on a babymoon? Julia has the answers to that question from over 100 pregnant women, and she is going to have Katie guess the top 10! Tune in to find out what some of the most popular babymoon destinations are.

    This is our first video episode! We hope you enjoy it!

    34. Our Top Honeymoon Destinations vs ChatGPT

    Do you think you know more about travel than ChatGPT? We like to think we do. In this episode, Julia and Katie will compare what they think the top honeymoon destinations are vs what ChatGPT does.

    33. Destinations Worth Visiting Twice

    Julia and Katie agree that they’d prefer to spend their money on new travel experiences. However, some were good enough to do again. Tune in to find out which ones!

    Apologies in advance that this episode is not edited as they normally are. Technical difficulties!

    32. Our Travel Regrets (Do Proper Research!)

    In this episode, Julia and Katie will discuss and learn from some of their travel regrets. With an overarching theme of “do proper research,” they will show you how not to make the same mistakes!

    31. Newborn Baby Road Trip Tips

    Good news: you don’t have to give up road-tripping because you had a baby! In this first episode of season 2, having just returned from a 24-hour road trip with her newborn daughter, Julia will share her experience. Look no further for all of her best tips, tricks, and packing advice that will help you not only to survive but thrive on your journey.

    Want to learn more? Check out this blog post!

    30. Why Do You Travel? (Season 1 Finale)

    Why do you travel? Is it for the memories? Is it an escape from reality? Or, does travel have a deeper meaning in your eyes? In this episode, Julia and Katie will discuss why exactly they love to travel and how it has impacted their lives.

    This will be the final episode of season 1 of the Runways and Byways Travel Podcast! Make sure to check out our social media (linked below) for updates regarding the season 2 release date in early 2024. We hope you enjoy this episode, and we look forward to seeing you back here again soon!

    29. Cruising the Spanish, Italian, and French Riviera

    The Spanish, Italian, and French Riviera is associated with romance and European beauty, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations. So, why is Katie having second thoughts? In this episode, Julia will discuss her cruise through this area to (hopefully) change Katie’s mind.

    We apologize in advance for the audio quality during some parts of this episode. We had some technical difficulties.

    28. Babymoon Cruising: Pros, Cons & Expert Tips

    Deciding on whether you should take a cruise for your babymoon? Join Julia as she shares her firsthand experience and offers valuable tips for an unforgettable babymoon journey with Katie. Tune in to learn how to make the most of this special time!

    27. Surprising Alaska Cruise Tips for an Epic Adventure

    Alaska is a beautiful state, but it sure is tremendous; it can take hours, or even days, to travel on land from one popular spot to another. People often ask me for recommendations on how to cover the most ground, and my recommendation is always to take a cruise. Alaskan cruises are the most time- and cost-effective way to get around, and the convenience is a major plus. However, this is not your typical cruise experience, and it requires a bit more planning. In this episode, Julia will give Katie some of her most surprising Alaska cruise tips to ensure you’ll be prepared for this epic adventure!

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    26. Lake George, New York

    Everyone needs a weekend getaway every once in a while. In this episode, Katie will tell Julia all about her quick trip to Lake George, New York. Would she recommend this vacation town? Should you plan your next quick getaway there? Tune in to find out!

    25. Cruising With Katie: A Weekend in The Bahamas

    In this first installment of our mini-series “Cruising With Katie,” Julia and Katie will discuss their weekend cruise of The Bahamas. As you may remember from a previous episode, Julia took a similar cruise with her husband; however, this was a totally different experience! Tune in to find out how she turned the same vacation into a new one.

    24. Traveling as a Couple

    Traveling with your significant other should be a dream, but it can sometimes be a nightmare. In this episode, Julia and Katie will reflect on their experiences and provide tips and tricks to navigate situations that may arise when traveling as a couple.

    23. 5 Ways to Save Money on a Cruise Vacation

    When Julia and Katie are strapped for cash but in need of a vacation, they always turn to cruises. Finding a cheap cruise online is not rocket science, but did you get the best deal on that itinerary? Could it have been booked for a better price? Are there ways to save more money on a cruise vacation, even after booking? Fear not, as Julia and Katie will answer all of your burning frugal cruising questions in this episode of the Runways and Byways Travel Podcast. With a bit of savvy planning and the following insider tips, you can set sail on an unforgettable cruise adventure without breaking the bank!
    Click here to cruise excursions on Viator!

    Want 5 more money-saving cruise trips? Check out this post.

    The Runways and Byways Money-Saving Cruise Planning Guide with 10 additional tips is coming soon (20 tips total)! Stay tuned for more details on its release.

    22. Craziest Travel Stories (Part 1)

    We talk a lot about our good vacation experiences, but behind every traveler is a slew of crazy stories! In this episode, Julia and Katie will share their wildest experiences, from being caught in the middle of a police chase to getting detained while abroad!

    If you liked this episode, make sure you sign up for podcast notifications using the form above. After recording, we remembered a bunch more crazy travel stories, and we can’t wait to share them in part 2!

    21. Savannah, Georgia

    Southern Charm meets romance in this episode, as Katie discusses her recent trip to Savannah, Georgia. Tune in to find out what made this avid traveler describe Savannah as the “best trip of her life.”

    20. Japan

    Food, ancient history, anime culture, natural beauty, and modern cities are all things that draw millions of visitors to Japan each year. From the bustling Shibuya Crossing to the serene Byōdō-in temple, Japan offers a diverse range of experiences for all types of travelers to enjoy. Would you visit the Land of the Rising Sun? Join Katie and Michael as they travel vicariously through Julia’s journey and learn about Japan’s unique culture and way of life.

    CORRECTION: In Kyoto, Julia visited the Adashino Nenbutsu-ji temple (she said Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, which is still another beautiful temple worth visiting).

    We apologize in advance for Katie’s poor audio quality! We had some technical difficulties. Still, we think you will enjoy your listening experience!

    19. Moving Across Country

    In this episode, Julia and Katie will discuss the thrills and challenges of moving across the country. Join these travelers as they share their personal journies and tips for making a successful move. From the excitement of exploring new places to the logistics of moving, Julia and Katie will delve into all aspects of this epic adventure.

    18. Travel Q&A

    Julia and Katie have spent weeks sorting through your travel-related questions. Now, in this episode, they will give you their best advice. Stick around to hear if your question is answered!

    Have a burning travel-related question? Follow @runwaysandbyways on Instagram, and reply to the next “Podcast Q&A” story for a chance to have your question featured!

    17. Our Dream Destinations

    What’s on your bucket list? Reflecting on your dream destinations can ensure that you make the most of your money and spend it thoughtfully on trips that matter to you.  In this episode, Julia, Katie, and returning special guest Michael will discuss the places they must visit in their lifetimes. 

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    16. Charleston, South Carolina

    There’s not many cities with as much southern charm as Charleston, South Carolina. In this episode, Julia and Katie will discuss all of the must-dos and explain whether this icon of the south should be on your budget travel bucket list.

    15. Israel w/ Michael Babakhanov

    Israel is a bucket-list destination with a huge amount of history and religious significance. Whether you’re traveling for Birthright or leisure, our special guest Michael will guide you through the Holy Land’s must-do’s.

    14. Iceland Solo Travel w/ Michael Babakhanov

    When you think of Iceland, what do you think of? Ice? Think again, because our special guest, Michael, has visited Iceland and will tell you what it is really like. Tune in to decide for yourself whether “the land of fire and ice” is your next solo travel destination!

    13. Budget Travel Tips That Changed My Life

    Recently, on one of Julia’s abroad trips, a fellow traveler asked her how she managed to travel to so many places. She did not have a good answer for her at the time. She responded “budget travel,” but that is really just an umbrella term for tons of strategies she has been unconsciously implementing for years. Her question prompted Julia to sit down and list out the budget travel tips that describe how exactly she has managed to see so much of the world. In this episode, Julia will share some of her most valuable secrets with you and Katie.

    12. South Africa

    South Africa offers far more than a good safari. Tune in to find out why you NEED to add this African nation to your bucket list!

    *Note from Julia: I meant to say Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years (not 17). I knew it felt strange when I said it, so I am glad I fact-checked myself!

    11. Zimbabwe

    There are so many places to visit in the world. Why choose Zimbabwe? In this episode, Julia will explain why this African nation may be the perfect destination for your next holiday.

    10. Switzerland w/ Allie Fiederlein

    How much do you know about Switzerland? Julia and Katie thought they knew what it was all about, but after talking to their special guest Allie, their viewpoints changed. It is not your typical Europe destination. Tune in to find out why!

    9. How to Plan Your Dream Trip (Within Reason)

    There’s more to planning your dream trip than saving up money and booking a flight. Truth is, a dream trip can easily turn into a nightmare trip if you do not reflect on your travel priorities. In this episode, Julia and Katie will give you all the tips and tricks in their travel planning toolbox to ensure that your dream trip stays a dream trip!

    8. Solo Travel Tips and Tricks

    Would you travel solo? You may be nervous to, but never fear, because Katie is here to guide you in this week’s episode!

    7. Study Abroad in Spain

    Are you thinking of studying abroad? In this episode, Katie will interview Julia to find out more about her study abroad experience in León, Spain. Tune in for tips and tricks on navigating the study abroad experience before and during your trip!

    6. Travel With Friends

    Traveling with friends is exciting, but it is not as straightforward as it seems. In this episode, Julia and Katie will teach you how to navigate the process to ensure they do not become your enemies by the end of the trip!

    5. Nashville Bachelorette: The Dos and Dont’s

    Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the most popular destinations in the United States for bachelorette parties, but is it worth it? In this episode, Julia and Katie will give you the inside scoop to help you plan the ultimate Last Bash in Nash.

    4. Weekend Cruise of The Bahamas

    Did you know you can take a weekend cruise to The Bahamas? Julia recently visited Nassau and Cococay on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas without missing a single day of work! In this episode, Katie will interview her to find out more about this quick tropical getaway.

    3. Puerto Rico

    A trip to Puerto Rico is not your typical Caribbean island beach vacation. In this episode, Katie will interview Julia to discuss her recent trip and help you plan out your getaway to this “Island of Enchantment.”

    2. Traveling with a SURPRISE Destination

    Can you imagine going on a trip without knowing your destination? That is exactly what Julia and Katie did, and they are ready to spill the tea! Tune in to find out exactly what a surprise trip entails and to see if surprise travel is right for you.

    1. Introduction

    Welcome to the Runways and Byways travel podcast hosted by Julia and Katie. In this introductory episode, you’ll learn more about us and our wanderlust. Tune in every two weeks for travel ideas, stories, tips, and hacks! Whether your plane is taking off from the runway or you’re driving down a byway, we will be your guides through it all!

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