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.

Episode Date
Growing Up As a World Traveler with Andy Steves
2118
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 is today, and how travel continues to be an important part of his life!<br><br>If you're interested in following along on Andy's adventures, make sure to check out his Instagram page (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/andystevestravel">@andystevestravel</a>). We'd also really appreciate it if you subscribed to the show so you don't miss an episode! If you're interested in some of our photography work, you can check out our <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thejetsettingfamily">Instagram page</a> as well as our <a href="https://www.thejetsettingfamily.com">blog</a>. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions and comments! You can contact us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>Brought to you by <a href="https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/jetsetting/">The Podglomerate</a> network.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2019
Road Tripping, Cruising, Coming Home, and Next Steps
1734
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.<br><br>As for the next of the season, we are honored to feature fun travel stories, give you more destination recaps, and explore the world of family travel. Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! If you're also interested in some of our photography work, you can check out our <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thejetsettingfamily">Instagram page</a> as well as our <a href="https://www.thejetsettingfamily.com">blog</a>. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions and comments! You can contact us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>Brought to you by <a href="https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/jetsetting/">The Podglomerate</a> network.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2019
Season Finale! The Top 10 Things We've Learned About Family Travel
1502
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 the next few weeks. We return to the US in December and January and will continue our journey soon after. We have our sights on Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the next few months, so if you have any recommendations on places to go or things to see, shoot them our way at: hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. We will also continue to post photos and videos on our Instagram and YouTube channels (@thejetsettingfamily), so make sure you check them out. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2018
Our Favorite Things About Southeast Asia
1473
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 continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2018
Cambodia: Our Favorite Country So Far
1450
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 (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2018
Amazing Insights from the Family Travel Association
1415
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 <a href="https://familytravel.org/research/">page</a> and if you're interested in learning more about their annual summit, you can find out more <a href="https://familytravel.org/summit/">here</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2018
Why Travel Full-Time? A Chat With The FUNemployed Family
1431
This week we are focusing on the beginning stages of full-time travel. What makes a family sell everything to go adventure around the world? What's the best way to sell your stuff? How do you go about planning a trip without blowing through your budget? We invited Ben and Kelly from The FUNemployed Family to answer these questions. They started their adventure in June 2018 and have traveled across Europe and now Southeast Asia. Tune in to listen to some amazing tips for traveling across Europe on a budget! If you're interested in knowing more about Ben and Kelly's adventures, make sure you follow them on Instagram (@thefunemployedfamily) or check out their <a href="https://www.thefunemployedfamily.com">blog</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2018
An American Family in Vietnam
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Our two and a half weeks in Vietnam were a whirlwind of emotions. From the Vietnam War memorials in Ho Chi Minh City, to the beautiful old town of Hoi An, to the brand-new Golden (Hands) Bridge in Ba Na Hills, the country offers so much for a family to see. You won't believe what we found when we got to the Golden Bridge early! You can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2018
A Quick Guide to Travel Hacking
1373
This week we are excited to speak with Jet Set Lisette all about travel hacking! If you've felt apprehensive about the process of opening up credit cards to get points bonuses, you'll want to listen to this episode. Lisette, a travel coach whom has accumulated over a million miles and hotel points (saving over $90K in travel costs), guides us through the basics of travel hacking. She even lets us in on a credit card that will grant you 60,000 points with a single purchase! <br><br>If you want to know more about how to become a travel hacker, you can check out Lisette's <a href="https://courses.jetsetlisette.com/p/jet-set-101/">course</a>. Also, if you enjoyed listening to Lisette, you can continue to follow along on her podcast, <a href="https://jetsetlisette.com/category/globetrotter-lounge-podcast">The Globetrotter Lounge</a>! <br><br>You can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 16, 2018
Experience the Magic of Thailand
1456
We spent a month in Thailand and had some truly magical experiences! From the undiscovered paradise of Koh Yao Noi, to the cultural beauty of Chiang Mai, this country captured our hearts and allowed us to create unforgettable memories as a family. Tune in to hear about our longtail boat island tour, visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, and the craziest drive we've ever been on! You can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2018
This Family Visited All 59 US National Parks (In Under 2 Years)
1599
This week, we are honored to welcome David and Madison Bowman, whom, along with their two young kids, set a lofty goal of visiting all 59 US National Parks. They recently completed that goal (it took them less than 2 years!) and were gracious enough to share their story on the show. Tune in to hear how they converted a shuttle bus into a home on wheels, how they planned their adventure, and some highlights from the parks they visited. David and Madison document their adventures on their <a href="https://www.americanfieldtrip.com">blog</a> and have some amazing photos and videos on their Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/theamericanfieldtrip">page</a>. Make sure you check them out! You can also continue to follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com.<br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 02, 2018
Answering Your Questions About Full-Time Family Travel
1347
This week we are opening up the mailbag and answering some of the questions we've been asked about our full-time family travel lifestyle. If you're curious about why we travel, how we work with hotels as we travel, education for the kids while on the road, and much more, you have to listen to this one! If you'd like to know more, you can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 25, 2018
Here's Why You Should Add Langkawi, Malaysia to Your Bucket List
1480
Langkawi, Malaysia has been the most pleasantly surprising destination we have visited so far. We call it the "Maui of Southeast Asia" because of its pristine beaches, winding mangrove forests, and towering mountains. In our opinion, it is an absolute "must visit" location and we are excited to share the reasons why on this latest episode! If you'd like to know more, you can follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by<a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com"> The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2018
Traveling While Working Remotely and House Sitting
1534
Matt and Chelsea, from the blog and Instagram page "Unsettle Down" join us this week to share their secrets to full-time family travel! They've been able to live all over Europe with their 2-year-old daughter Kailen by working remotely. Although Europe has a reputation for being expensive to travel through, Matt and Chelsea have made it happen and share their tips and tricks on this episode! For more handy info on remote work, house-sitting, and more, check out their <a href="https://unsettledown.com">blog</a> or Instagram page (@unsettledown). You can also continue to follow along on our adventures by going to our Instagram page or YouTube channel (@thejetsettingfamily). Thank you for continuing to listen, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions by emailing us at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2018
How To Become an International School Teacher
1351
This week we are excited to welcome Riki and Sonita Cribb, who run the Instagram page and blog "Kiwis in Bare Feet." They have been teaching at international schools for four years now, with experience in Saudi Arabia and South Korea. They've been able to travel to over 40 countries together, and their 2-year-old daughter Lilah has even been to 20 countries herself! If you've ever thought that family travel abroad is too expensive, then you need to listen to this episode! Riki and Sonita cover what it takes to get a teaching job abroad, the perks they receive (they are CRAZY enticing), and the experiences they've had as teachers. If you're interested in following their adventures, make sure to check out their Instagram (@kiwisinbarefeet) and <a href="https://www.kiwisinbarefeet.com">blog</a>. <br><br>Here are the resources to help you get started with teaching abroad: Search Associates (to help you find and apply to international teaching jobs): https://www.searchassociates.com/ <br><br>Free Service to Find Teaching Jobs: https://schroleconnect.com/ International School Review Site: https://www.internationalschoolsreview.com/ <br><br>As always, thank you for taking the time to listen to our family. If you would like to see what we're up to, you can always find us on Instagram (@thejetsettingfamily), Facebook, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/thejetsettingfamily">YouTube</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2018
Exploring Bali With Young Kids
1690
We kick off this episode with Santi's five facts about Bali (just wait until you hear #5)! The three weeks that we spent in Bali went by so fast and we absolutely loved it. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Kuta Beach, Ubud, the Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Monkey Forest, and more. We hope our insight helps you be more prepared if you ever decide to visit the island. We really appreciate you taking your time to listen to our podcast, and if you'd like to know more about us, you can find us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thejetsettingfamily">Instagram</a> (@thejetsettingfamily) or on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs_jV3r8h8eAp3ENrzVHhQ">YouTube page</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2018
How to Collaborate with Hotels
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Santi kicks off this episode with another fun place to visit in Manila, Philippines. You can tell from the excitement in his voice that he loved going to DreamWorks' DreamPlay theme park! (00:00-02:13) We are also happy to feature Clare and Ian Fisher from Travel the World Family (02:13-21:43). Clare and Ian sold everything they own to travel the world with their two young children. They are quickly traveling through Southeast Asia and working with hotels and resorts for comped accommodations. They also share an amazing story of an underrated area in Cambodia that they visited, so tune in to find out more about it! You can follow them on Instagram (@traveltheworldfamily) or by going to their <a href="https://www.traveltheworldfamily.com">blog</a> We really appreciate you taking your time to listen to our podcast, and if you'd like to know more about us, you can find us on social media (@thejetsettingfamily) or on our YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs_jV3r8h8eAp3ENrzVHhQ">page</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2018
Camping at Havasupai and Overcoming Challenges w/ Macs Explore
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After exploring Hawaii, we took a 10 hour flight to Manila, Philippines. There we were able to adjust to a new time zone and explore a few kid-friendly places like Kidzania (00:00-04:11)! In this episode, we are also honored to speak with Christina and Eric McEvoy from Macs Explore (04:11-21:45). They share an inspiring story about overcoming challenges, and had an incredible experience camping at Havasupai recently. If you're interested in following their adventures, you can check out their Instagram page (@macs_explore) or <a href="http://adventuretogether.com">blog</a>. We really appreciate you taking your time to listen to our podcast, and if you'd like to know more about us, you can find us on social media (@thejetsettingfamily) or on our YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs_jV3r8h8eAp3ENrzVHhQ">page</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
Aloha from Hawaii!
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Our full-time family adventure began in sunny Hawaii! We spent a week in Maui (00:00-13:05) snorkeling and exploring the island's many beautiful beaches and parks. We even rented a 1975 VW Camper Van to sleep in and cruise around in style! The following week brought us to Honolulu, where we found some great places to have fun with the kids. The Children's Discovery Center was a charming play area that we could have spent multiple days in. And no visit to Hawaii is complete without experiencing a Luau. You won't believe what Santi got to do on stage! If you're interested in seeing pictures and videos from our Hawaii adventures, make sure you check out our Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thejetsettingfamily">page</a> and YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs_jV3r8h8eAp3ENrzVHhQ">channel</a>. <br><br>We also wanted to thank you for all of your support for our first episode! We appreciate the time you spend listening to our crazy travel stories and want you to know that you can contact us at any time at hello@thejetsettingfamily.com. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and is produced by <a href="http://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
Why We Sold Everything to Travel the World Full-Time With Our Kids
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In our first episode, we are honored to introduce ourselves to you and tell you why we started this podcast. We also provide a quick story on how we went from living the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle to traveling the world full-time as <a href="https://www.thejetsettingfamily.com">The Jetsetting Family</a> (00:00-6:20). <br><br>You can get more info on our adventures by checking out our Instagram, YouTube and Facebook pages! We are excited to share everything that we learn throughout our adventure on this podcast. We will also be interviewing travel families and industry experts to get insight into how to travel more with your children. <br><br>On this episode, we chat with Mike and Carly Walton of <a href="https://thewaltonadventure.com">The Walton Adventure</a> (6:20-28:19). Mike and Carly have been traveling all over the world full-time for the past year along with their 16-month-old daughter Whitney (and another baby on the way)! The Waltons are funding their adventure from Mike's professional <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thewaltonadventure">photography work</a> and Carly's online music studio lessons. If you're interested in Carly's Teaching Freedom course for building an online music studio, you can find it <a href="https://www.teachingfreedom.info">here</a>. <br><br>The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is brought to you by <a href="https://castbox.fm">Castbox</a> and produced by <a href="https://www.thepodglomerate.com">The Podglomerate</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2018
Introducing 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2018