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The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast

The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast

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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.
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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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 PlanBlog Post: 100 Travel Tips from 1 Year of Full-Time TravelIf 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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we are honored to have Eric Stoen, also known as Travel Babbo, on the show! Eric is an award-winning family travel writer and has visited more than 90 countries. Tune in to hear about how Eric transitioned from a career in healthcare to one in journalism, how he managed to make a living out of it (sooner than he expected), and what kind of trips he takes with each of his kids as well as his family. You can also check out Eric's adventures on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts!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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After a brief hiatus, we're back! In this episode, we're excited to share our experiences in the Quintana Roo and Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico. We set up a home base in Playa del Carmen for 6 weeks, and got to explore the city as well as surrounding areas like Tulum, Cozumel, and Isla Holbox. Tune in to listen to our thoughts on the seaweed issue affecting the area, the best cenotes to explore, and things to do with kids in each of those cities!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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mexico is a country that's near and dear to our hearts, and we had the opportunity to spend three months there this year. In Part 1 of this series, we are talking about our adventures in Guadalajara and Mexico City, which are Mexico's two largest cities. Listen in to find out our favorite places, food, and activities with kids and each of these beautiful locations. But, if beach destinations are more of your preference, make sure you tune in next week, where we talk about some of our favorite beach towns in Mexico!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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We've been on the road for about 11 months now, and in this episode we are happy to feature answers to your questions! Thank you to all of our listeners that submitted questions. If you're interested to find out how we plan our destinations, what our budget is like, how we manage working and traveling at the same time, and more, then this is the episode for you.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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode I am excited to speak with Ryan and Jenna Woods (@evelynexplores), who have a fascinating story to share! They are entrepreneurs whom sold their stuff and are currently on a mission to visit all 50 US states in less than 5 months. Tune in to find out what drove them to travel, where they have been, and how they're adjusting to RV life.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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You might as well call us the Cruising Family, since over the past few months we've had an absolute blast on two Royal Caribbean cruises! We've learned a lot along the way and wanted to share 10 tips for making your next cruise an unforgettable one.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.Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever seen one of those viral "dream travel job" competitions, where a company will pay you to travel places and take pictures and video at each location? Well, Leanne Melody (@lionmelody) has won one of those competitions, and has leveraged her success to create amazing content to share with her audience through her social media channels (YouTube, Facebook). Listen in to hear how she was able to do it, and what her travels are taking her!Also, if you're interested in how we and other content creators are able to travel and work with brands (like hotels) along the way, check out our newest digital course, "The Art of the Pitch." We take everything we have learned over the past year and packaged it into a jampacked course full of information, examples, pitch templates, case studies, and more!Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The one question we are asked the most during our travels is how we are able to work and collaborate with brands like Royal Caribbean, Hilton, Grand Hyatt, Google, and more. We are dedicating this episode to answering that question and giving you the 4 keys to making those collaborations happen! Throughout the past 9 months we've been able to save more than $50,000 by creating family photography content for brands, and we are excited to show you how we did it.If you are interested in working with brands like we do, we are proud to announce that our digital course, The Art of the Pitch, will be launching on March 28! In that course we teach you everything that we have learned about pitching content creation services (like photography, videography, graphic design, etc.) to companies. We have packed more than 3 hours of video content, 18 different lessons across 5 modules, and plenty of worksheets, pitch templates, and PDF downloads. So if you want to pitch it, land it, and crush it, this is the course for you! To celebrate our course launch, we are having an introductory enrollment offer of $99 (valid until April 3), so check out the course page for more information and we hope to see you there!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of the big narratives of full-time family travel is that it provides so many positive experiences for children. However, it's hard to really get a grasp on the kind of effect that it has on children. So this week, we're excited to speak with Andy Steves, a travel professional, author, and entrepreneur who grew up traveling with his father, Rick Steves (who is well known as a travel guide creator, radio and TV host). Tune in to see how growing up while traveling the world shaped who Andy is today, and how travel continues to be an important part of his life!If you're interested in following along on Andy's adventures, make sure to check out his Instagram page (@andystevestravel). We'd also really appreciate it if you subscribed to the show so you don't miss an episode! If you're interested in some of our photography work, you can check out our Instagram page as well as our blog. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions and comments! You can contact us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast Season 2! In this episode, we are excited to give you an update on what we've been up to since Season 1 ended. Tune in to listen to our thoughts on our road trip across Australia, what it was like to cancel tickets to a destination we've been dreaming about, and what we ended up doing instead. We also got to experience what it was like "coming home" to the US for the holidays, and preparing for the next leg of our trip.As for the next of the season, we are honored to feature fun travel stories, give you more destination recaps, and explore the world of family travel. Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! If you're also interested in some of our photography work, you can check out our Instagram page as well as our blog. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions and comments! You can contact us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. Brought to you by The Podglomerate network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We can't believe that we've been traveling full-time for the past 5 months! On this Season 1 finale, we are excited to present to you the top 10 things we've learned about family travel. After 10 countries, 30+ cities, 20+ flights, and countless memories, we've learned so much about traveling with kids and wanted to share that with all of you! Although the podcast is going on a break, our adventures are not done yet! We are currently exploring Australia, and will have some fun activities in the next few weeks. We return to the US in December and January and will continue our journey soon after. We have our sights on Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the next few months, so if you have any recommendations on places to go or things to see, shoot them our way at: hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. We will also continue to post photos and videos on our Instagram and YouTube channels (@thejetsettingfamily), so make sure you check them out. The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by Castbox and is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We recently completed our adventures through Southeast Asia and wanted to share our favorite experiences, meals, and activities! After visiting 7 countries (19 cities) in about 4 months, we have loved the culture and cuisine in the region and are happy to share as much as we can before we continue our journey. You won't believe what Santi's "favorite adventure" was! You can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by Castbox and is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we are excited to share our stories from Cambodia. From an awe-inspiring sunrise in Angkor Wat, to the beauty of the Mekong River and its riverside villages, to learning about the tragic history of the country through the Khmer Rouge period, Cambodia made a major impact on us. It's crazy to believe that we almost didn't visit the country, and ended up wishing that we could have stayed longer. You can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by Castbox and is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we are joined by Rainer Jenss, President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. The FTA's mission is to inspire families to travel more, and we are thrilled to chat with Rainer about how the FTA does just that! Through their annual family travel summit and a variety of surveys, the FTA is an important advocate for families facing barriers to travel. For more information, check out the FTA's research page and if you're interested in learning more about their annual summit, you can find out more here. The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by Castbox and is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Grace Dolan

love listening to your podcast. my husband and I are planning to take a year off work and travel with our 3 and 5 year old daughters. a lot of the same places you've been (targeting Latin America, South America and Southeast Asia). can you share any advice about how to enroll our children in a month long school, like you did in playa del Carmen? we love to scuba and would really benefit from help in the next scuba areas. thanks!

Aug 7th
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Caro

I really enjoy your podcast! We have traveled with the kids, but never so long. I listen to your adventures while driving in the traffic jam around Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on my way to work. I hope you keep travelling and podcasting with lots of joy!

Jul 30th
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UrszulaK

One of my favourite episodes!! Totally loved your story about road tripping in Australia and beach with missing kangaroos. You just always keep it real. Loved as well hearing more about your month at home and what challenges you found and how kids adjusted. Awesome as well to hear about cruising and how Jess changed her views about it. I would def love to try it ourselves. Thanks for inspiring us to travel. You are awesome

Mar 18th
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Casey Ray

We are so excited for season two! We love following along on your adventures around the world both through your Instagram photos and now your podcast. We are so glad Rod talked you into starting up a podcast about your travels! We actually are intrigued to try out a cruise now that we have heard that you non cruise lover loved it! We can’t wait to see where your next adventures are going to be!

Mar 18th
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Megan Lamb

Loved this episode! I completely agree with Jess that it's busier when you're home than when on vacation. We're "doing nothing" this week for spring break and every single day has filled up with something! So in my spare time I'm enjoying "researching" trips for other places to go, including re-listening to these podcasts. Excited to add more future destinations thanks to y'alls trips inspiration! It's also good to know that non-cruisers can be turned to cruise lovers!

Mar 14th
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Carol-Ann Chiang

I enjoyed listening to this episode! It was great to catch up with everything you have going on. Loved hearing how you changed plans for opportunities that came up along your journey. The cruise was a good curve ball! We often make changes on our journey too and I think that’s part of what travel teaches you. Your take on the future and what that looks like right now was interesting too. As always, plenty of great tips and Australia sounds amazing!

Mar 14th
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j Clownberry

This was awesome guys! You have been such a great resource for us! Hoping we can cross paths one day on the road! We are preparing for full time travel later this summer. Such an awesome collab with royal Carribean love that you guys are so flexible, its the best way to be you leave doors open for awesome opportunities to present themselves.

Mar 13th
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Carol-Ann Chiang

Enjoyed your interview with the funemployed family. Love hearing how other families make travel happen, and their experiences and tips.

Nov 5th
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The FUNemployed Family

Love this podcast! We get such inspiration from it and we are so grateful you invited us to be a part of it! Happy travels!! 😀

Oct 31st
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Dorothy Sua

I absolutely love this!!!

Sep 12th
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Unsettle Down

Thank you Jessica and Rod for having us on your wonderful podcast. We love what you're doing, helping others to find the means and inspiration to travel as a family. We love following along!

Sep 11th
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Unsettle Down

Santi is so articulate! We loved hearing about Kiwis in Bare Feet's story!

Sep 9th
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Clare Fisher

Thanks so much for having us guys!! We are so honoured to be a part of this xx

Aug 22nd
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Dewey Hutson

I have listened to all your stuff here, it is so good what your doing as a family, I'm definitely going to listen to all your travel experience's, god bless

Aug 14th
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Mere Clark

I love this podcast sooo much!!!!!

Aug 14th
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Kristen Olson Daniels

Love macs_explore! They’ve inspired me!!! Wow!!!

Aug 14th
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Clare Fisher

Another great podcast guys!!! Love hearing about your adventure, Hawaii sounds like a dream and WOW Santi!!! What a pro 🙌🏽

Aug 11th
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Carol-Ann Chiang

This was great guys! Sounds like you had an awesome time. Gypsy sounded great. We loved Hawaii when we were there. We’ve been to both of the luaus you mentioned and thought they were both fab. Santi sounds like a little travel pro. He’s getting so good at this already!!

Aug 9th
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Kathryn Lucero

so happy for you all! loved hearing about your adventure in Hawaii!

Aug 9th
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Andrée Howenstein

Love hearing your happy voices and all the helpful tips! I'm looking forward to the next podcast!

Aug 8th
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