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the vogel twins

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Hey, Shannon and Kristin here (aka the Vogel Twins!) We have been sharing our travel stories, but more importantly, the life lessons travel can give you. We define travel as a mindset rather than a destination! Each episode features interviews with travelers who've embarked on incredible journeys, o… read more

89 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Twin Talks: A day at the Wolf Conservation Center

December 4th, 2023


Welcome to Twin Talks! Join us on today's adventure as we hit the road to Peekskill, reflecting on our latest podcast episode featuring the …

Twin Talks: What to see, eat and do in Wilmington & Asheville, North Carolina

December 4th, 2023


Welcome to "Twin Talks," our exciting podcast mini-series that unfolds the adventure of our recent journey through the charming cities of Asheville …

Twin Talks: 17 years later we are BACK in Washington, D.C.

December 4th, 2023


Welcome to another episode of "Twin Talks" ! In this mini-series, we're hitting the road, exploring Washington DC. Join us as we share the highlights, stories, and memorable moments from our time exploring the nation's …

Twin talks: What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas

December 4th, 2023


Welcome to another episode of "Twin Talks" ! In this mini-series, we're hitting the road, exploring Las Vegas while reminiscing about our recent excursion with Best Bet Vegas Tour owner, Jordan Bernstein. Join us as we …

Twin Talks: Discovering Vermont's hidden gems

December 4th, 2023


Welcome to another episode of "Twin Talks" ! In this mini series, we're hitting the road, exploring new parts of Vermont while reminiscing about our recent excursion with the incredible Robert DuGrenier. Join us as we …

Preserving the Howl: Inside New York's Wolf Conservation Center with Dana Goin

November 20th, 2023


On today's episode, we are excited to explore the incredible work being done by the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. The center is …

Witching Hour: Unveiling Salem's Secrets with Troy Taylor

October 23rd, 2023


In honor of our spooky season we are taking you to Salem! We will be exploring one of the most fascinating and infamous periods in American history - the Salem witch trials. Today, the Salem witch trials remain a …

Flamboyant Fun in Fire Island Pines: Exploring LGBTQ+ Culture with Pixie Aventura

June 19th, 2023


The Invasion of the Pines is an annual event held on Fire Island that has become an important part of the island's drag culture. The event takes …

CIA Agent's Personal Tour of Washington DC's Espionage Hotspots with Rosana Minchew

May 22nd, 2023


This month we are going to take you to Washington DC! DC has been the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since the agency's …

Exploring Sin City with Best Bet Vegas tours owner Jordan Bernstein

March 23rd, 2023


This month we are taking you to Vegas! Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling. BUT we do not gamble or even know how to SO we decided to use the Best Bet Vegas tours …

Learn how to glass blow or make maple syrup with Vermont's famous artist Robert Dugrenier 

February 20th, 2023


This month we are taking you to Vermont! I don't know about you, but when I think of Vermont the first thing I think of is snow activities and for …

Vogel Twins Announcement: Winter Hiatus

December 5th, 2022


Our season is almost over! If you haven't already feel free to listen to this past season to get ready for our big rewind episode that airs at the …

Redefining accessibility travel between the disabled and able-bodied community with Kevan Chandler

November 28th, 2022


Featured in Forbes, USA Today, CNN, and more, Kevan Chandler inspired a movement of people helping people, all starting with a backpacking trip to …

Twin Talks: Our experience volunteering at Elephant Nature Park and how you can help too

November 21st, 2022


For today's twin talk we want to highlight a special organization called Elephant Nature Park. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and …

Traveling around the world for free house sitting with Brittany Sharman

November 14th, 2022


Meet our guest Brittnay Sharman. She has house-sat in 15 countries, looked after 40 homes and cared for over 45 animals! But the craziest part of …

Twin Talks: How TSA targets Shannon every time we travel, coincidence or personal?

November 7th, 2022


What started off as a joke has now become a concern. We have noticed every time we go through airport security Shannon gets flagged and has to go through interrogation (most times). We share our theory on why this …

Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley with Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk

October 31st, 2022


Known by some as “The Best Storyteller in the world,” Jonathan Kruk enchants throughout the Northeast at schools, libraries, historic sites, and …

Twin Talks: Our experience Ghost hunting in Alton Illinois with Troy Taylor

October 24th, 2022


Last year we did an episode with our guest Troy Taylor about the hauntings of Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton Illinois. On that episode, he invited us …

The haunted tales of New Orleans with Troy Taylor

October 17th, 2022


Meet our guest Troy Taylor. His full-time job is ghosts, true crime, and the unexplained. He is the author of more than 130 books and the owner of …

Twin Talks: How we survived 7 hours on a plane with food poisoning

October 10th, 2022


With all the traveling we have done we can easily say this was the WORST flying experience of our lives. This is probably the second worst thing that can happen on a flight (the first being a plane crash) that we can …

Hiking the Inca Trail for 4 days with Alpaca Expeditions part 2

October 3rd, 2022


Here is the second part of our experience hiking the Inca Trail with the Alpaca Expeditions! We cover what you can expect, our experience for the second half of the hike, and the impact of seeing Machu Picchu on our …

Hiking the Inca Trail for 4 days with Alpaca Expeditions part 1

September 26th, 2022


To say this was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of our lives is an understatement, but this achievement would not have been …

Twin Talks: How collecting rings around the world became our go-to souvenir

September 12th, 2022


When we travel we like to collect specific memorabilia that represents the country we travel to, but is this a common goal? We debate and share the …

How Alpaca Expeditions became the #1 Tour operator in Peru with founder Raul Ccolque Ccolque

September 5th, 2022


Alpaca Expeditions is the #1 tour operator in Peru, who prides themselves on superior service to their clients, creating unique and memorable adventures all around Peru. They pride themselves on being sustainable and …

Twin Talks: Big announcement, where are the twins traveling to next?!

August 29th, 2022


We are back from hiatus and excited to announce we will be traveling internationally for the first time since the pandemic! We are so excited to take …

Twin talks: Hiatus

May 23rd, 2022


It's officially that time of year again, the first half of our season is done! But don't worry we will be making sure to keep you updated on all the …

Sharing her chaotic but wholesome Thailand experiences on Tiktok with Charissa Enget

May 16th, 2022


Meet our guest Charissa Enget, she grew up in Venezuela, China, and six different states so she was always moving and it made her love to travel and …

Twin talks: Our experience at Loom of the Loom

May 9th, 2022


We got to experience the 2 hour introductory course at Loop of the Loom with our guest Yukako Satone! In our previous episode we talk to Yukako about SAORI and we were lucky enough to be invited to her studio by her and …

How Japanese SAORI weaving helps find your inner peace with founder of Loop of the Loom Yukako Satone

May 2nd, 2022


Yukako Satone is a Japan-born fiber artist, weaving instructor and the founder of craft studio Loop of the Loom based in New York. Loop of the Loom introduces the Japanese SAORI weaving method that everyone can freely …

Twin talks: Say "I do" to destination bachelorettes

April 25th, 2022


We talk about the destination bachelorettes we have been to and why we think it's something you should always say yes to! 

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How traveling with your pet can change your travel style with Kerry Martin

April 18th, 2022


Kerry Martin is a Melbourne-based and international award-winning family and pet photographer who considers pets very much part of the family. It’s for this very reason that she specializes in portraiture photography …

Twin talk: Popular opinion delays suck

April 11th, 2022


Thousands of travelers were stranded in airports over the weekend as thunderstorms in Florida curtailed operations and technology issues left one of …

Combining spirituality and travel with Kendall Fuhrman

April 4th, 2022


Welcome our guest Kendall Fuhrman, she is an entrepreneur, travel vlogger, content creator, podcast host, and now author of her new book coming out …

Twin talks: Unpopular opinion but long layovers are the best

March 28th, 2022


We know most people just want to get to their destination fast BUT you are missing out on all the fun things that layovers have to offer! We talk about all the tips and tricks on how to make layovers more fun and the …

Making dream worlds come to life with Muses Escape co-founders Eden Tijerina and Syrie Moskowitz

March 21st, 2022


Meet our guest Eden Tijerina and Syrie Moskowitz, co-founders of Muses Escape. The Muses are a collective designed to empower the aesthetics of …

Twin talks: Can twins really get homesick while traveling together?

March 14th, 2022


Traveling with your sister definitely helps combat being homesick but that doesn't mean we don't. We talk about our two biggest triggers and it might …

How Golightly is creating a safe space for female travelers with CEO Victoria O'Connell

March 7th, 2022


Victoria O’Connell is the CEO of Golightly. Which is an invite-only private club providing a vacation rental and home-sharing platform for women. She …

Twin talks: How 3 Americans from Japan made us break our #1 travel rule

February 28th, 2022


We love to plan our days when we travel but when we reflect on our favorite memories while traveling we realized it was always the most spontaneous moments! We reflect on one of our favorite stories from Japan where we …

A tour guide's perspective traveling in South Korea with K-Shuttle's Justin Choi

February 21st, 2022


Meet our guest and very good friend Justin Choi! He works as an English speaking tour guide in Korea and is the founder of his brand “Choi-pedia”. Like the name, he is an encyclopedia of knowledge about everything …

Twin talks: How dating apps can be complicated for twins

February 14th, 2022


Happy Valentine's day! On today's Twin talk we discuss the good and bad experiences being on dating apps as a twin. From matching the same people to being able to avoid the "West Elm Caleb" type, dating apps have taught …

Veterinary Tech who travels, heals animals and then paints them with Melisa Beveridge

February 7th, 2022


Melisa is a Registered Veterinary Technician and an artist on a mission to make the world a better place for orphaned, injured, and rescued animals. …

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January 31st, 2022


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Season 3 rewind

January 1st, 2022


Another season in the books! We recap on our third season and recollect some funny moments that happened while recording the people we met and …

Traveling around America to spread peace with humanitarian activist Kwabi Amoah-Forson

November 29th, 2021


Our guest is Kwabi Amoah-Forson is a humanitarian from Tacoma, WA. Through various humanitarian campaigns he has helped others in need in his community. He also works to educate others on what peace really means and …

How to "Pack for a Purpose" on your next trip with Rebecca Rothney

November 15th, 2021


Meet today's guest Rebecca Rothney, founder of Pack for a purpose. The idea for Pack for a Purpose evolved from Rebecca’s travels in Africa with her …

Earn and create a travel budget that works for you with Brittany Varano

November 1st, 2021


Say hello to our guest Brit - a travel writer and the voice behind the travel blog She is beyond passionate about inspiring other …

Visting haunted locations as a medium with Rita Schmidt

October 4th, 2021


Meet our guest Rita Schmidt. Yes you heard that right THE Rita Schmidt from SEASON 1! She is a natural born psychic and has been a professional Tarot reader for over 25 years. But on this episode she will be talking …

American Hauntings with Troy Taylor

September 26th, 2021


Say hello to our guest Troy Taylor- His full-time job is ghosts, true crime, and the unexplained. He is the author of more than 130 books on those …

Travel talks and Tiktok with Allison Wolf

September 20th, 2021


Say hello to Allison Wolf! She is a travel content creator and digital nomad. She has traveled to 18 countries (across 4 continents) so far and have …

Why getting lost is the best part of traveling

September 6th, 2021


On today's episode we reflect on the times we have gotten lost while traveling. From our times in London getting drunk and ending up in the streets, Shannon getting lost in Oktoberfest for 8 hours then having a Japanese …

Becoming Captain of the Lewis R French (the oldest Windjammer in America) with Garth Wells

June 7th, 2021


Today our guest is Captain Garth Wells. Garth has been sailing the French since 1998, first as the mate, and now as Captain/Owner. He has sailed huge square-rigged vessels, modern day yachts, schooners, and commercial …

Experiencing culture through food with Kacie Morgan

May 24th, 2021


Based in Cardiff, Wales, Kacie is a full-time food and travel blogger at The Rare Welsh Bit, an award-winning blog established in 2010 featuring …

Pushing your Travel limits and building confidence with Sherilyn Carter

May 10th, 2021


Meet our guest Sherilyn- a full time content creator and social media hype girl. She is the founder of the travel community - Travel Addicts UK and …

Turning your travel passion into a career with Caoilfhionn Maguire

April 26th, 2021


Meet our guest Caoilfhionn, an Irish travel writer and photographer based in Scotland. She has spent the last 7 years building a career in travel through writing for titles such as Elle and Suitcase, photographing for …

Becoming a more sustainable traveler with Jessie Chen

April 12th, 2021


Jessie Chen is an NYC-based travel blogger who started Lost With Jess when she bought a one-way ticket to Thailand and backpacked through Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand for 3 years! Right now, she runs …

How to be a tourist in your own city with Kristen Jarnagin and Sharon Wyman of Long Island Tea

March 29th, 2021


Our episode "How to be a tourist in your own city" we talk about being Long Islanders with our two favorite Long Island ladies Kristen Jarnagin (CEO) and Sharon Wyman (COO)of Discover Long Island and podcast hosts of …

Why being a woman shouldn't stop you from solo traveling with Jenna Kunze

March 15th, 2021


Jenna is a journalist covering indigenous news in the United States. She spent the last two years living in Alaska. Last winter, she was among 16 …

Transitioning from apartment living to van life with Brie Schecht

March 1st, 2021


Have you ever considering selling everything you own to go live in a van and travel?! Well we have and our guest Brie shares with us how doable it actually is! She is currently traveling with her boyfriend Kevin and …

The unconventional (but fun) ways we have met locals while traveling

February 15th, 2021


2020 was a hard year to meet people and it made us think, how did we do it before this pandemic? Travel helps put you in situations where it is inevitable to meet new people but you may think our method is a little …

Season 2 rewind

January 1st, 2021


Happy New Years everyone! We can all agree that 2020 has been an interesting year for all of us and since it's that time of year for reflection we decided to bring back our REWIND episode where we discuss on our Season …

Turning your travel disasters into a fun adventure with Kaitlin Vogel

August 24th, 2020


We wouldn't want to end this season with anyone other than Kaitlin Vogel! Just like us, she has traveled a bunch but has had some crazy travel …

Spain night out (mini series) with Jayliss Diaz

August 10th, 2020


Our mini series “Night Out” continues in Spain! But this episode would not be complete without our guest Jay! Jay had joined us during our time in …

Determining whether or not tour groups are for you

July 27th, 2020


Have you ever wondered if it was better to book tour groups over planning a trip yourself? We usually like to take the reins on our travel plans but …

Korea night out (mini series)

June 1st, 2020


Our mini series “Night Out” is taking you to one of our favorite cities...SEOUL! We cover what you will expect during night out in Seoul and how we …

Why South Korea needs to be added to your travel bucket list

May 18th, 2020


This week we travel over to KOREA! We consider all our trips to be special but this one in particular has a special place in our hearts. We share how …

How travel changes your relationship with your parents for the better

May 4th, 2020


In this episode we have our mom on for our early Mother's day special! We get told a lot that we are her “mini-mes” in looks but most importantly we …

How to plan for a road trip around America with Matt Digiacomo

April 20th, 2020


One of the biggest struggles for travelers is how to organize your trip! It can be an overwhelming task at first but our close friend Matt has some great tips and tricks he shares on this week's episode! He shares how …

Florence night out (mini series)

April 6th, 2020


Some of the best nights are the spontaneous ones and we never knew what to expect when we went out in Florence. From Shannon living out her dirty …

What Paris taught us

March 23rd, 2020


Bonjour! This episode we are taking you to the most romantic city in the world...PARIS! But how romantic can it be when you go with your twin sister?! We discovered Paris does not have to be a destination you take with …

Going back to our Irish roots with Colleen Haney

March 9th, 2020


Being Irish, traveling to Ireland was an experience that made us feel connected to our roots. Our guest, Colleen shares with us the impact it had on …

When travel makes you realize your own company is enough

February 24th, 2020


Not all of our trips go according to plan and we always walk away with a lesson or two...this trip to London was no exception. We learned a lot about ourselves, the people we want to surround ourselves with as well as …

The day Kristin lost Shannon for 8 hours in Munich Germany

February 10th, 2020


Welcome to the craziest weekends of our lives...OKTOBERFEST! From following the Lederhosen’s all the way to the festival, sitting with a table full …

Why you should study abroad in college

January 27th, 2020


Ciao! This episode we transport you guys back to our fall semester abroad in Florence 2012. We cover why we choose Florence, our life as students and the lessons we learned throughout our months living there!

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How travel shapes your view of yourself and the world

January 13th, 2020


In this episode we discuss a list of benefits and lessons we have gained from traveling. The good and bad, travel is not only discovering new places but finding yourself within it. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the …

Vogel twins rewind

January 1st, 2020


Happy New Year! On this episode we wanted to reflect and share with you some of our favorite "behind-the-scene" moments this season! We share our expectations for the podcast and how they have TOTALLY changed since now. …

Santa's secret

December 16th, 2019


SPOILER ALERT. Do not listen to this episode in front of children or anyone who may not know the true identity of Santa Clause. In this episode we discuss one of the biggest scandals of our childhood...Santa's secret. …

Never have I ever with Joey

November 18th, 2019


Reminiscing and drinking are what the holidays are all about right?! In this episode we join our friend Joey and talk about our life choices with a …

Rita's reading with Rita Schmidt

October 21st, 2019


We decided to take our love for the supernatural and take it to the next level by interviewing a local psychic, Rita Schmidt! She is a natural born psychic and has been a professional Tarot reader for over 25 years. In …

Is Kristin a squib?

October 7th, 2019


Anyone else waiting for their letter from Hogwarts?! Ever since we were 11 we have been secretly hoping an owl would come to our door with an …

Pursuing your dreams with lead singer of SCR Jack Weppler

September 23rd, 2019


Jack Weppler is the main vocalist for SCR but we know him offstage as a close friend. Being fellow creatives ourselves we understand the struggles of pursuing an “unconventional career”. Jack gives us his perspective as …

The journey of self discovery with Jeff Scott

September 9th, 2019


Today we have our college friend Jeff Scott discuss his journey to self discovery. Combating the feelings of when “life doesn't go as planned '' Jeff …

27 questions with Kristin

August 12th, 2019


Part 2 of the "27 Questions" series for our 27th birthday! This time its Kristin turn!

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27 questions with Shannon

August 5th, 2019


In honor of our 27th birthday we decided to ask each other 27 questions! This episode Kristin will be asking Shannon the questions but the twist is she has no idea what Kristin plans to ask.

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The other Kaitlyn Elizabeth with Kaitlyn Phillips

July 22nd, 2019


No we didn’t have our sister on AGAIN, but none other than Kaitlyn Phillips! She is one of our oldest friends from high school and we dish out all …

The girl with no doorknob with Lexie Lodato

July 8th, 2019


Meet our oldest friend and next door neighbor Lexie Lodato. She is probably the first person to coin the term “The twins” and it has stuck ever …

Kiki do you love me

June 24th, 2019


Since last episode our sister Kaitlin spilled some secrets we were inspired to share one of ours, our undying love for our cats! We want to defend the obsession and explain what makes cats so amazing which leads us to …

It's gemini season with Kaitlin Vogel

June 10th, 2019


Meet our older sister Kaitlin Vogel! Since this episode has aired on her birthday it only seems natural to have her on as a guest and to have her …

The Vogel twins

May 27th, 2019


Welcome to the Vogel twins podcast! In our first episode we wanted to introduce ourselves to you and tell you what it's like being an identical twin. We talk about some of the pranks we have played on people as well as …


May 22nd, 2019


Hi this is Shannon and Kristin, and we are better known as the “vogel twins”! We have been sharing our travel stories, but more importantly, the life lessons travel can give you. We define travel as a mindset rather …

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