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Yachats on the Oregon Coast During Whale Season

Visit Yachats, Oregon During Whale Season: Podcast Show Notes Welcome to Experiences You Should Have, your how-to guide for amazing experiences. I’m your host Gail and today we are exploring the Gem of the Oregon Coast, Yachats during whale season. Yachats is one of my favorite towns on the Oregon coast and is nestled between Newport and Florence, Oregon. It currently has a population of 757 people and if you drive too quickly, on highway 101, you might miss it, but you would be doing...


Live Like a Local in Rome

Live and Travel Like a Local in Rome, Italy: Podcast Show Notes I interviewed Sarah Mikutel from the Postcard Academy Podcast about living like a local in Rome. When we say live like a local, we mean staying in Rome for an extended period, a month or two, or more. I've never been to Italy (it's on my bucket list), but Sarah gave the complete rundown of top places to eat, stay, and culture tips. Listen to the episode above to experience Rome (at least in your headphones). While you're...


Open Ocean Safari in Kona, Hawaii

Open Ocean Safari Podcast Show Notes I interviewed Byron, the owner of Kona Honu Divers (my favorite dive shop in Hawaii) about a truly unique experience, the Open Ocean Safari. This is a once in a lifetime experience where you can go out on a fast boat that takes you into blue water. You're getting into the open ocean where pelagic (non-reef living) animals pass by. If you have ever wanted to swim with dolphins, sharks, whales, or manta rays, this is a day trip that could make it happen....


Thai Farm Cooking School in Chiang Mai

Thai Farm Cooking School in Chiang Mai Show Notes Each podcast episode I dive into a specific experience that can be replicated and then give you a how-to guide to make it happen. Today we are getting our fingers dirty and we are talking about experiencing a Thai Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These are the show notes for the Thai Farm Cooking School in Chiang Mai. Please listen to the episode above or wherever you listen to podcasts. How I found the Thai Farm Cooking School 6 weeks...


Ko Lipe (Thailand) as a Jumping Off Point to a Deserted Island

Experiences You Should Have Podcast Show Notes You may have heard about an amazing island called Ko Lipe (or Koh Lipe) in Thailand. This gem of an island is located in the Andaman Sea and the turquoise waters will blow you away. Ko Lipe has even been dubbed the Maldives of Thailand because it is that beautiful there. Yes, Koh Lipe is amazing and beautiful (plus you can find excellent food there), but this episode is about using Ko Lipe as a jumping off point to experience a deserted island...


Swim with Humpback Whales in the Dominican Republic

Swim with Humpback Whales: Interview with Susan Bird (Podcast Show Notes) Here in the US, there are strict laws on how close you can get to Humpback whales, which is why whale watching boat tours are offered in Hawaii, California, Alaska, etc. However, there are a few areas in the world where you can swim with humpback whales in the wild and the Dominican Republic is one of the best places to do it. I interviewed Susan Bird (please listen above), who leads multiple expeditions in the...


Loi Krathong & Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Image by John Shedick (Creative Commons License) Experiences You Should Have Show Notes: Loi Krathong & Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Interview with Stephanie Perry At age 41, Stephanie Perry quit her job to travel the world. She spent 12 months bathing elephants in Thailand, volunteering on an organic cricket farm in Cambodia and (most uncharacteristically) working as an au pair for a family in Australia. Stephanie started Vaycarious to help other women take off the Superwoman cape and spread...


Swimming with Great White Sharks

Diving or Swimming with Great White Sharks: Experiences You Should Have Podcast Show Notes Diving or swimming with Great White Sharks is on many people's bucket list and I got to swim with this amazing apex predator 8 years ago in 2010. However, this podcast (please listen above) is about Dive Instructor, Sarah Mayte's experience of diving and swimming with Great Whites in Mexico. Sarah's trip was incredible. They saw over 20 different Great White Sharks over the course of 3 days. At one...


24 Hours in London

24 Hours in London (Podcast Show Notes) 24 hours in London is better than no hours in London! London is a fascinating place that's easy to navigate, it's rich in history, and the food. Oh my, the food is so good, it will take you to a new land you may never want to return where you came from. Listen to this podcast episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or click the play button above! My proposed itinerary for 24 Hours in London Head Over to the British Museum I think it's important to...


Skydiving Everest with Tom Noonan

Everything You Need to Know about Skydiving Everest (Podcast Show Notes) I interviewed an old friend from my skydiving days, Tom Noonan about skydiving Everest. We knew each other from our time in Lake Wales and Skydive Deland. He works for UPT, and I used to work for UPT when I lived in Florida. Tom Noonan has over 3,500 skydives and has been skydiving Everest since 2008. He also along with Wendy Smith hold the world record for the highest parachute landing at 17,192 feet. If you have...


Kayaking in Greenland

Kayaking in Greenland Podcast Show Notes Listen to the latest podcast episode of Experiences You Should Have Above! Also Subscribe to Experiences You Should Have on iTunes, Google Podcasts (or where you listen to podcasts). Meet Katie Beth Gill, an incredible woman, and childhood friend who has traveled the world. She works for Doctors Without Borders and has been to 63 countries! When I asked her what was the one experience she thinks others should have, she responded with "Kayaking in...


Canyoneering (Waterfall Rappelling)

Canyoneering (Waterfall Rappelling) Podcast Show Notes with Joshua Lambus Joshua Lambus is one of those people who is very magnetizing. He is Kona based and is a world-renowned photographer, check out his incredible photos! Josh is an experience lover whether it's underwater with Tiger Sharks, falling through the sky, walking on a slackline high above the earth (high-lining), or waterfall rappelling, a part of canyoneering. In this episode, we are exploring the world of canyoneering (or...


Traveling to Antarctica

Podcast Show Notes: Traveling to Antarctica Meet Chelsea Turner from the New Wifestyle blog and listen to the above podcast episode on traveling to Antarctica. Chelsea and her husband decided to go to Antarctica together a few years ago and this experience changed her life for the better. How Do You Get to Antarctica? You can fly to Antarctica, but it’s going to cost you a pretty penny, possibly adding 10k to your trip. Most take cruises through Drake Passage, which has some of the roughest...


First Time Skydiving

A View Into the World of Skydiving Skydiving has always been near and dear to my heart. I have over 400 skydives and I started skydiving when I was 20 years old. My first time skydiving started in Lake Wales, Florida outside of Orlando. I will never forget being in the back of the Twin Otter strapped to my instructor and doing a backflip out of the plane. We saw earth, sky, earth, sky, earth, sky, then earth again. When I felt the wind at my face in freefall, I realized that skydiving was...


Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Off the Iceland Ring Road

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Family Friendly Scotland Steam Train Tour

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Ice Cave, Nude Beaches & Spas in Austria

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Black Water Diving in Kona, Hawaii

Black Water Diving is an Experience You Will Never Forget Black water (or blackwater) diving is by far one of my favorite types of dives I've ever done. I've been diving for 16 years and I've seen a lot in the ocean, however, black water diving astounds me every time I've gone. I only have 12 blackwater dives, and I am hungry for more. Many people when they hear 'blackwater diving' they think it's simply diving at night. But oh no. Blackwater diving is very deep water, we're talking...


Sailing at Night

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Wreck Diving in Vanuatu

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