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Out Travel The System

English, Cultural, 3 seasons, 84 episodes, 1 day, 10 hours, 7 minutes
Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel The System. Got a great travel story to share? We’d love to hear from you, @Expedia on social media.
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It's a Wrap! Top Travel Tips, Tricks and Hacks from Season Four

A look back at the best travel tips and holiday hacks from Season 4. Nisreene highlights the top travel recommendations from the experts we spoke with this season.
12/9/202233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Looking Ahead: Trends for Travel for 2023

This is the episode for you if you’re looking for travel ideas for next year. Nisreene unpacks the data on Expedia’s 2023 Travel Trends Report with data correspondent Christie Hudson to reveal the new unmissable experiences and the next bucket-list destinations.
12/2/202239 minutes, 1 second
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Travel Immersion: How to actually travel like a local

Getting away from what's 'touristy' and instead, living like a local has long been a goal for those seeking global adventures. In this episode, Nisreene speaks with digital nomad, Maria Perett about her experiences as a girl who grew up in small-town Appalachia and chose to swap America for slow traveling solo across the world.
11/25/202239 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Pressures of Being 'the Holiday Booker'

Planning a family vacation is a lot of pressure, and sometimes it feels impossible to make everyone happy. How do you balance lodging for grandparents, planning activities for the kids, and building in time for relaxation for parents without getting overwhelmed? Nissy speaks with family travel expert, Nevin Martell, to discuss the primary concerns and considerations that should be addressed to ensure a seamless vacation with the family. For ideas on destinations and tips for traveling with groups, children, and older travelers this is the episode to get you the know-how on pleasing the whole family on vacation.
11/18/202234 minutes, 9 seconds
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Doppelgänger Destinations

Some of the perfect selfie destinations have become bustling tourist hotspots that are overcrowded and incredibly pricey. So where are those lesser-known but equally unbelievable destinations? Nisreene speaks with former Travel + Leisure Editor, Siobhan Reid, to find out.
11/11/202251 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Plan Your Dream Getaway

Author of “1000 Places to See Before You Die” Patricia Schultz discusses the best adventures and tips for planning your bucket list dream destination adventure. Whether that be stateside or across the globe, it’s not out of the question - nor out of your budget. This is the episode to help you start planning for epic vacations in 2023.
11/4/202238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Disney 4.0: Best Lodging Options and Booking Tips for Disney Resorts

Nisreene speaks with Disney planning specialist Lou Mongello to get tips on finding the best lodging options for a Disney vacation. Tune in to discover the different types of accommodations, booking lead times, how to find the cheapest rates, and much more.
10/28/202246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Disappearing Destinations: How to Travel More Sustainably

Venice, The Maldives, The Great Barrier Reef, The Amazon, and Machu Picchu. These are all places where travelers are itching to go but the reality is they’re being destroyed by over-tourism. In this episode, Nisreene speaks with former NY Times correspondent and Author Elizabeth Becker, who is heralded as of the pioneers in the coverage of over-tourism, for her tips on how we can continue to explore the world less damagingly.
10/21/202237 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding Your Om: Travel Wellness and Mindfulness

Traveling can always come with a few challenges, whether it’s a delayed flight or botched reservation, but your vacation shouldn't be ruined because of a bump in the road. Nisreene is joined by Neurologist David Strayer, who shares his advice on staying grounded during your travels, paying attention to your mental health, and some tricks on how to re-center and find peace on the road.
10/14/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Small Town Adventures: Vacations in Your backyard

New York has NYC, California has LA and Nevada has Vegas. But outside of these tourist hot spots, there are local gems bursting with history and culture, true Americana style. Small-town adventures can be the quick affordable vacation you need to get out of the city and into some of America’s cutest rural towns. In this episode, Nisreene looks into some of the best unknown small towns in America with author and photographer Matt Hranek.
10/7/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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Travel Gear and Packing Tips from a Celebrity Stylist

Wouldn’t it be useful to have a pre-travel checklist for when you need to pack? In this episode, celebrity stylist and professional luggage packer for the stars, Jennifer Michalski-Bray shares her insider tips on how to pack a carry-on-friendly, away-from-home wardrobe that will have you effortlessly put together.
9/30/202239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Wanderlust: The Traveling Gene

What makes people 'made to travel': is it something you're born to do or shaped into doing? That’s what this episode will be exploring with our guest, Yolanda Edwards, founder of the Yolo Journal.
9/23/202228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Loyalty Scheme Hacks: How to Stretch Your Dollar for More Travel in 2023

What membership programs and loyalty schemes are worth signing up for? And which credit cards can help you unlock more travel in 2023? Nisreene speaks to Katherine Fan (Points Guy/Nerdwallet) to get an insider’s tips on hacking the loyalty game that only a personal finance pro would know. Learn how to hack the Expedia Rewards program and others with this episode.
9/16/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Stigma of Travel Destinations: Demystifying the World 

There are some places that will get you funny looks when you mention your travel plans there. But why? In this episode, Nisreene speaks with Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman who has visited every country in the world to talk about traveling to unexpected and controversial places. If you’re looking for advice on how to get off the beaten track, this is the episode for you.
9/9/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Honeymoons: Rise of the Mega Moon

Honeymoons are expected to soar post-pandemic, meaning that epic resort you saw on Instagram might be all booked up by the time you're ready to jet-set. In this episode, Nisreene speaks to the couple currently on the world’s longest honeymoon, to get the low-down on how to pivot plans without sacrificing the exciting and epic.
9/2/202235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Expedia’s Out Travel the System is back for a 4th season! Join host Nisreene Atassi as we cover all the latest travel tips, tricks, hacks and shortcuts with global experts, and tackle the changing landscape of travel and how to navigate.
8/26/20222 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nissy's New Year Travel Trends and Top Destinations

Welcome to 2022 - we couldn't let it go by without a little something from our team at Out Travel the System, even as we continue planning Season Four! On this mini-episode, we're hoping to help you set your travel intentions for the year by giving you the inside scoop on 2022's hottest destinations. Host  Nisreene Atassi  also details what the  Expedia  search data is showing in terms of trends for the 12 months ahead, including slower, more immersive travel, travel as a key priority of self-care, and yes, even a bit of thrill-seeking too. Supply and demand is always in effect for travel, so use our insider knowledge and best travel hacks to make sure you have the jump on keeping your travel budget right where you want it. As we've said all along, travel when it's the right time for you. Here's to all of your travel dreams coming true in 2022! 2022 Hot Destinations U.S. Orlando, FL Destin, FL Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge Panama City, FL Maui, HI International Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen/Tulum Rome Bali London Paris Beach Escapes Destin, FL Panama City, FL Maui, HI Myrtle Beach, SC Fort Myers, FL St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL Gulf Shores, AL Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen/Tulum Sarasota, FL Bali City Breaks Orlando Rome Phoenix Miami London Paris (we talk about Paris in our France episode) Los Angeles Charleston Atlanta (we explore Atlanta a bit in this past episode of Out Travel the System) Nashville
1/10/20229 minutes, 19 seconds
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Expedia's Best Travel Hacks to Take You Through 2022

Hey Out Travel the System listeners - we're not slouching on our mission to be your ultimate travel companion, even while we're on hiatus between Season Three and Season Four! In this episode, we are bringing you deep data right from the vaults of  Expedia  and the  Airlines Reporting Corporation , an industry leader in air travel intelligence. These are our very best travel tips, tricks, and hacks. Listen in as host  Nisreene Atassi  takes you through everything you need to know to maximize your travel experiences, including: -what days to book your flights, and what days to travel on -why what month you travel in can make a big dent in your travel budget -why upgrading your seat may be less of a splurge than you think -what 'downstarring' means, and how it can help you save big on accommodations -what not to skimp on, especially when it comes to peace of mind If you're looking for inspiration for good ways to splurge a bit with all of your well-researched savings, check out this past episode of Out Travel the System. We also have some international inspiration here, with past episodes to specific destinations: France Spain Australia Japan We want to make sure you can research and plan your travels with confidence, so make sure to make time to check out these handy guides assembled by  Expedia : COVID-19 Travel Advisory tool Expedia COVID-19 Travel Guide
11/22/202111 minutes, 15 seconds
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OTTS Presents: Let's Go Together in conversation with Morgan Jerkins

While we're working away on Season Two of Out Travel the System, we thought it would be fun to share what we're listening to. This is an episode of Travel + Leisure's Let's Go Together, featuring New York Times best-selling author Morgan Jerkins. She speaks Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English, which sure comes in handy on her travels! Jerkins shares her experiences as a Black female traveler, and traces her family's roots in America. If you're looking for more to listen to, don't forget to check out our curated travel podcast list here.
10/19/202029 minutes, 27 seconds
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Disney 2.0 - Return to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Kent and Canaan Reiersgaard from ‘No Vacation Required' are back for a special bonus episode, with early access to the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening today in Orlando. We first got the initial full scoop on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland with Kent and Canaan, back in Episode Three of this season of Out Travel the System. Tell us about your Disney experience at [email protected] or find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! 
12/5/201919 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Fall Classic with Houston Astro’s Geoff Blum

Whether you’re a baseball rookie or seasoned veteran, we’re covering all the bases in this bonus episode about traveling to the World Series and why it’s an unforgettable experience. Former MLB player and Houston Astros’ Analyst, Geoff Blum, describes all of the sights, sounds and smells of the Fall Classic and why it’s truly America’s favorite pastime.  To learn more about all our guests and access more content head to Subscribe today, and learn how to navigate the online travel space like the insiders do. PS - Got a great travel story to share or a topic you want us to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected], or find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! 
10/23/201921 minutes, 59 seconds