Travel-Inspired Adventure: Unpacking Travel Etiquette, State Department's STEP Program and Overcoming Overtourism

Inside Travel Talk

14-10-2023 • 40 mins

Ever thought of how to get the most out of your travel experiences? Buckle up as we journey through must-know travel etiquette, essential pre-travel steps, and unique worldwide destinations. Tag along on our adventures with Mark's trip to Cancun, my exciting adventure to Alaska, and our shared insights about the State Department's STEP program. We underscore the critical role this program plays in offering safety information for various destinations, even taking a deep dive into the travel advisory for Israel.

Now, who’s been on a plane or cruise and cringed at the lack of etiquette around you? From asking someone to switch seats on a plane to long-term boat travel's impacts on the human body, we're dishing out everything you need to know. Listen in as I share my experiences embarking from Seattle and the nuances of various cabin types. Wondering what 'sweet access' really means? And the real cost of using your phone on a cruise? We've got it all covered!

And of course, no travel talk would be complete without discussing the mind-opening experiences it offers. Tune in as Mark recounts his encounters in Eastern Europe and Serbia, specifically in the unique cultural hub of Novostad. We delve into the issue of overtourism in places like Venice, and how to enjoy these destinations responsibly. Yacht through Europe's Southern Fjord before hopping onto the Aranui cruise ship, an out-of-the-box concept that combines a cruise and container ship. Lastly, we'll take you on a cultural rendezvous to the Marquesas Islands. If you're keen on expanding your travel knowledge, this episode is just the ticket. So, ready to trot the globe with us?

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