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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.

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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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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Episodes

Season Finale! Beaches, Rainforests, and Volcanoes in Costa Rica

8/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:04

Diving Deep Into Our Travel Planning Process!

8/13/2019
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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 Plan Blog Post: 100 Travel Tips from 1 Year of...

Duration:00:31:50

Tips and Strategies for Travel Days with Kids

7/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:42

The Importance of Cultural Immersion in Family Travel - with Patty Monahan of Our Whole Village

7/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:20:41

Exploring Machu Picchu with Kids

7/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:47

Should You Travel to Patagonia with Kids?

6/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:03

How to Become a Family Travel Blogger, with Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo)

6/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:42

Exploring Mexico (Part 2): Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, Isla Holbox

5/28/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:37

Exploring Mexico (Part 1): Guadalajara and Mexico City

5/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:14

Q&A Time! Planning Travel, Balancing Work/Sightseeing, and More

4/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:44

A World Record-Breaking RV Trip with Evelyn Explores

4/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:33

10 Tips for Cruising with Kids

4/9/2019
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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...

Duration:00:28:03

Winning "Dream Travel Job" Competitions with Leanne Melody

4/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:18:41

Our 4 Keys to Working With Brands as Content Creators

3/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:33:52

Growing Up As a World Traveler with Andy Steves

3/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:50

Road Tripping, Cruising, Coming Home, and Next Steps

3/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:25

Season Finale! The Top 10 Things We've Learned About Family Travel

11/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:32

Our Favorite Things About Southeast Asia

11/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:03

Cambodia: Our Favorite Country So Far

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:40

Amazing Insights from the Family Travel Association

11/6/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:20:05