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The Travelers Blueprint

153 EpisodesProduced by Bob DiMenna and Elliot ShibleyWebsite

Learn how you can become your own Travel Agent with insight provided by travel authors, tour guides, adventurers, and digital nomads as we, hosts’ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley, interview travel enthusiasts from around the world in order to gain knowledge on all aspects of travel. From hacking the … read more


TTB 006: The Benefits of Group Travel Packages

On this episode we talk to Leah Habib about her particular experiences traveling to five continents in just a few short years. She provides incredible insight on her time studying abroad in Spain and England and contributes some great advice on why someone would prefer to travel in packaged groups rather than solo. 

On today’s episode we discuss: 

  • Leah’s experience studying abroad in Leeds, England and Barcelona, Spain - including food, life experiences, and academic comparisons; 
  • We discuss some of the countries Leah had experienced and what kicked off her interest in traveling the world; 
  • We get some great insight on why you shouldn't always trust ticket sellers in New York City;
  • TimTams!
  • Team Genos Steaks vs. Team Pats King of Steaks - Who you got?
  • The benefits of traveling with a tour group, including the ease of meeting new friends, the added safety, and the incredible peace of mind when your trips are all planned for you;
  • The value you get with having a personal tour guide fluent in the language and knowledgeable about the history of your destination; 
  • The costs difference of  traveling with a tour group vs. solo travel; 
  • We brush up on travel experiences in Australia and New Zealand and get some local insight on why we may have to book our tickets in the near future; 
  • Does australia have the most deadly wildlife in the world? We talk about some of the biggest “Nope” spiders Australians have to deal with;
  • We touch up on Leah’s experiences in Morocco, specifically the “Blue City” of Chefchaouen; 
  • And of course, we make just one more travel pact with Leah to meet up in Australia and New Zealand….you can NEVER have enough travel pacts!


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