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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

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 [https://familytravel.org/research/] and if you're interested in...

Duration:00:20:05

Why Travel Full-Time? A Chat With The FUNemployed Family

10/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:21

An American Family in Vietnam

10/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:26

A Quick Guide to Travel Hacking

10/16/2018
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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! If you want to...

Duration:00:19:23

Experience the Magic of Thailand

10/9/2018
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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)....

Duration:00:20:45

This Family Visited All 59 US National Parks (In Under 2 Years)

10/2/2018
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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 blog...

Duration:00:21:38

Answering Your Questions About Full-Time Family Travel

9/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:18:56

Here's Why You Should Add Langkawi, Malaysia to Your Bucket List

9/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:09

Traveling While Working Remotely and House Sitting

9/11/2018
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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 blog...

Duration:00:22:03

How To Become an International School Teacher

9/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:01

Exploring Bali With Young Kids

8/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:24:39

How to Collaborate with Hotels

8/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:42

Camping at Havasupai and Overcoming Challenges w/ Macs Explore

8/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:45

Aloha from Hawaii!

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:32

Why We Sold Everything to Travel the World Full-Time With Our Kids

7/31/2018
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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 The Jetsetting Family [https://www.thejetsettingfamily.com] (00:00-6:20). 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...

Duration:00:28:18

Introducing The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:00:48