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The Travel Agents podcast details the experiences of hosts Brian and Will as they travel around the US and the World. Brian and Will are travel agents for a family-owned business with over 100 years of experience. Their aim is to provide practical information on each location such as what to see, where to go, the prices to expect, and some other helpful information you might receive from your local travel agent in a fun and entertaining way.
 
Hi my name is Ben and I'm from Melbourne, Australia and I host the show Travelman Podcast. I'll have some very special guests from time to time, they'll share with me and you their travel experiences! I'll also be sharing funny and interesting facts for you to enjoy! Sit back and welcome to the Travelman Podcast!
 
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Brunei is a small country located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is a sovereign state that is ruled by a monarchy and has a population of around 430,000 people. The country is known for its wealth and opulence, as it has large reserves of oil and natural gas which contribute significantly to its economy. Despite its small size, Brune…
 
Are you dreaming of visiting the Land of the Rising Sun? In this episode, we take a journey through the beautiful and culturally rich country of Japan. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the peaceful temples of Kyoto, we explore the top destinations and hidden gems this amazing country has to offer. Along the way, we'll share insider tips on whe…
 
Morocco is a land of stunning contrasts and captivating beauty, with a rich and vibrant culture that is deeply rooted in its history and traditions. From the bustling streets of Marrakech to the serene deserts of the Sahara, this North African country offers a wealth of exciting experiences for travelers. In Morocco, you can explore ancient medinas…
 
Founded in the 1870s, Cedar Point has long been a staple of Sandusky, Ohio. But is it worth visiting? A detour to Cedar Point is a must for those traveling to Detroit or Cleveland. Famous due to its record breaking roller coasters, Cedar Point attracts visitors from all over the world. Check out Millenium Force, one of the tallest coasters in the w…
 
How do travel agents plan their own trips? Brian details how he began preparation for his trip that spans 3 continents. (Don't worry, we will have episodes on these countries as well) But where do you start? Do travel agents use their resources to book trips for themselves? Do they book directly from the source? What sort of insight might a travel …
 
While in college, Brian had an opportunity to work at Disneyland for 9 months while in the Disney College program. Are you thinking of doing the same? Check out the episode to see why Brian says it was a vital part of his travel agent and business owner education. Or maybe you are just curious to get a peak behind the curtain, we got it all in this…
 
In the latest episode in an ongoing New England series, Will and Brian talk about Maine. Perhaps the most underrated state in the US, Maine is a great state to explore. Known for its incredible shellfish, lighthouses, and moose, there's much more to Maine than a Steven King novel. Love to hike and spend time in the great outdoors? Check out Acadia …
 
Famous for being the location of the Salem Witch Trials, more than half a million people flock to the sleepy Massachusetts town each October for Halloween. But... Is it worth visiting? If you ask a local, they might say no. However, we disagree. Find out why on this episode of The Travel Agents. Follow us on Instagram Contact us at thetravelagentsa…
 
The second city in our New England series, Providence is the biggest city in the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island. But is it worth checking out? In our opinion, absolutely. If you are in the New England area you have to check out the city of Providence. Located under an hour from downtown Boston, Providence boasts a rich history and lots of i…
 
Will lived in Boston for nearly half a year, and in that time became a massive fan of Beantown. Famous for its incredible sports, importance in American History, and rich cuisine. Boston is a city that every American should visit. Follow the Freedom Trail and see some of the most important landmarks of the Revolution, grab some Clam Chowder in one …
 
Comprised of Washington, Oregon, and parts of Idaho, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States. Still, it can be very overwhelming when choosing what to do on your trip there. That's why we chose 10 of our favorite places for you to check out while planning your trip to one of the most unique areas in the US. W…
 
Portland is home to great beers, coffee, donuts, and ice cream. It's also known for being an amazing place for vegan cuisine and hiking opportunities. But... Should you go? Portland has been in the news a lot lately in the last 5 years, in this episode, Will & Brian discuss their experience in the city along with Portland native and friend, Peter. …
 
Known for Starbucks, Hipsters, and Microsoft, Seattle has been one of the most popular cities in the United States for quite some time. But is it really worth all the hype? In this episode, Will goes into detail on his experience living in Seattle for nearly a year. The Travel Agents talk about what they liked about the city, and what they didn't l…
 
We get this question ALL the time. What's the trick to getting cheap flights? Well, the truth is, there are times you just can't. However, we've been in the industry for a while and have a few tips to help you out. Check out the episode now to learn how you might score cheap flights for your next vacation. Follow us on Instagram Contact us at thetr…
 
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas isn't your average cruise ship. This floating city has amenities and attractions for people of all ages. Take a trip down to Royal Caribbean's very own private island, CoCo Cay. Experience North America's tallest waterslide (as of recording), grab a drink and take in the Caribbean breeze. Hear our thoughts on the…
 
We all thought that traveling would be much easier once Covid calmed down. Well, that was a lie. Why is travel SO crazy right now? Flight cancellations, closures, mixed Covid policies, things are just weird. So how do we travel without headaches? Seriously, tell us... Follow us on Instagram Contact us at thetravelagentsakron@gmail.com Follow the sh…
 
Brian and Will are joined by Dawn Barclay, an accomplished author, and serial traveler. Dawn has recently written the book "Traveling Different" a book jam-packed with travel strategies for parents with children on the autism spectrum. Traveling in peace is something that we often take for granted, but children on the spectrum have a hard time trav…
 
In the Travel Agents Season 1 Finale, Brian and Will discuss 12 travel items that you need for every trip. Some are obvious, some you might never have heard of. What item do you think is a must for every trip? What was your favorite episode of the season? The Travel Agents will be back in August 2022. Support the show…
 
This episode is all about the Holy Land, Israel. Brian and Will detail their experience leading a church group through Isreal. With visits to Tel Aviv, Tiberias, The Dead Sea, The Sea of Gallilee, and Jerusalem. Visit sites like the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Wailing Wall. Our trip follows the footsteps of Jesus, from his b…
 
In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian talks all about what his life was like while living in China as an American for an entire year. After being offered an opportunity to speak English in the country, Brian and his brother Nick decide to live in the Land of the Red Dragon and get a first-hand experience on what life is like on the other side…
 
On this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will are joined by friend Guarav to discuss the majestic country of India. Brian talks about his experience traveling along the Indian Golden Triangle which includes Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Traveling through the tour company G Adventures, Brian visits the Taj Mahal, drinks Chai, and gets head massage…
 
Brian and Will discuss Brian's trip to the American Southwest with a final stop in Mexico. Today's episode details tips and tricks for many of the popular National Parks in the area such as Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Should you hike down to the Colorado River and back in one day? Is the famous Narrows hike worth the stop? What's it li…
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben, and if you’re joining me for the first time then I say hello and thank you for listening, and if you’re a returning listener then I say thanks for returning! It has been a while since I've been online. It's now 2022 and I've just edited this episode that has sat handsomely on my laptop for months…
 
As travel agents, we are often asked about the prospect of cruising. For many, the idea of being on a floating city isn't very appealing. However, that's where River Cruising comes into play. Unlike Ocean Cruising, travelers on a river cruise get the luxury feel of a cruise experience while getting an opportunity to experience the local culture. Th…
 
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Jamaica has much more to offer than most Caribbean islands. When thinking of an all-inclusive vacation, many think of only relaxing on the beach. While Jamaica has some of the best resorts in the world with resorts such as Sandals Negril & Couples Swept Away, there is so much more to Ja…
 
The city down by the bayou is a city of Southern culture. Well known for its Cajun cuisine, beignets, the famous Bourbon street, Jazz, and of course Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a staple that every American should see. In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss all that the great Southern city has to offer. Whether it be parades, a …
 
In today's episode, Will details how he planned a trip to Puerto Rico during hurricane season. Having never planned a trip before, Will explains what it is like to escape an island when a hurricane forms out of the blue. Having landed in Puerto Rico with no signs of a hurricane coming, Hurricane Maria forms within 30 hours of being on the island. S…
 
One of the most popular destinations in all of Europe, the Republic of Ireland is known for its incredible greenery and gorgeous landscapes. In today's episode, Brian and Will discuss their experiences in Ireland and what they recommend for first-time visitors as well those who have been to the country before. The Travel Agents discuss the capital …
 
In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss Will's time in Northern Ireland. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland is a country with a rich history and incredible scenery. Oftentimes overlooked for its bigger brother Republic of Ireland, the country of Northern Ireland deserves your time. Wheth…
 
In this episode, Brian discusses his time in Pisa, Italy. Often seen as a day trip from Florence, many visitors only visit Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower. However, many Italians consider the area of Pisa to be one of the best locations in the country. Why is that? Brian breaks down what he did to make his time in Pisa a little more exciting, …
 
The Travel Agents podcast is hosted by travel agents Brian and Will. The aim of the podcast is to help others learn about different locations around the world, festivals, and cultures. Using their experience as professionals, The Travel Agents discuss tips to make a trip better using first-hand experience, experiences of their clients, and tips to …
 
Today's episode is all about Cleveland, Ohio. Located in the backyard of The Travel Agents, Cleveland has long been thought of as the "Mistake by the Lake" but has the Forest City shaken that reputation? We think so! Known for their sports teams like the Cleveland Browns, Cavalier, and the now Guardians, Cleveland also boasts a great art scene. Cat…
 
Last year, Brian had a chance to visit Ethiopia while traveling around Africa for the first time. Known for the country's incredible landscape, culture, and people. Join us as we sit down and with our friend Iskinder, an Ethiopian who came to the US for his doctorate in Engineering. Prior to recording this episode, Ethiopia was at peace. However, E…
 
Today's episode is all about the land of Fire and Ice, Iceland. The Travel Agents discuss their trip to the beautiful island and discuss their favorite sites along with friend Ben Alger. Jam-packed with breathtaking sites such as Jokulsarlon, Vik, and Gullfoss; Iceland is a country for Nature Lovers. The fun doesn't stop there, Brian and Will talk …
 
In the first Travel Short episode, The Travel Agents discuss Brian's most embarrassing travel story. While in Rome, Brian had an unfortunate run-in with two young ladies. What stunt did he fall for? Tune in and find out what important lesson Brian learned so that you don't repeat it yourself. Follow us on Instagram Follow the show and never miss an…
 
In the third episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss their time in Sedona, Arizona. Located within 2 hours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona is known for its incredible red rock formations and impeccable stargazing. With special guest and friend Mike Kurtz, the Agents detail why over 3 million people visit this Hiker's Paradise. Stay tuned f…
 
In the second episode of The Travel Agents Podcast, Brian and Will are joined by guest and friend, Tyler Kenepp. The Travel Agents detail their experience in America's most popular National Park and the increasingly popular Pigeon Forge. Stay tuned for this episode's "Interview with a local" where we speak with Leon Downey, the head of Pigeon Forge…
 
Welcome to The Travel Agents Podcast! In our first episode, Brian and Will detail their experience in Philadelphia. In the segment "Highs & Low's", Brian and Will speak on everything they liked and disliked while providing helpful tips for any future travelers in the segment "Tips from The Travel Agents". Stay tuned for our "Interview with a Local"…
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben, and if you’re joining me for the first time then I say hello and thank you for listening, and if you’re a returning listener then I say thanks for returning! On today’s episode, I’ll be telling you about the best things to do in Darwin. Where to go, what to eat and what to see. Get comfy and list…
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben, and if you’re joining me for the first time then I say hello and thank you for listening, and if you’re a returning listener then I say thanks for returning! On today’s episode, I’ll be chatting about my upcoming holiday! Yes, Travelman is back holidaying. Well maybe… I may well be trapped again …
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben and if you’re new to the podcast Happy New Year! On today’s episode the first for 2021, I’ll be chatting about my favourite travel audio books I listened to last year. There was 10 in total that I listened to. I’ll also be talking about another three that I really enjoyed! I’ll also talk to you br…
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben, and if you’re joining me for the first time then I say hello and thank you for listening, and if you’re a returning listener then I say thanks for listening! On today’s episode, we’ll be talking about a few things like some travelling around Australia which I want to do. I’ll be talking about bei…
 
Welcome to the Travelman Podcast! I’m your host Ben, and if you’re joining me for the first time then I say hello and thanks for listening, if you’re a returning listener then I say thanks for returning! Today’s episode is a continuation of my chat with Cristina Zenato who’s a professional diver, shark whisperer, and the founder of People of the Wa…
 
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