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This weekly travel podcast is your one stop shop for the latest travel trends, tips, etiquette and advice. Whether you have one day or one year to travel, this podcast will give you the information you need to make each trip the best trip ever! From dissecting the latest travel news stories to answering listener questions, Queen Simone is here to help.

This weekly travel podcast is your one stop shop for the latest travel trends, tips, etiquette and advice. Whether you have one day or one year to travel, this podcast will give you the information you need to make each trip the best trip ever! From dissecting the latest travel news stories to answering listener questions, Queen Simone is here to help.
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This weekly travel podcast is your one stop shop for the latest travel trends, tips, etiquette and advice. Whether you have one day or one year to travel, this podcast will give you the information you need to make each trip the best trip ever! From dissecting the latest travel news stories to answering listener questions, Queen Simone is here to help.

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@travelquips

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English

Contact:

202-642-3607


Episodes

Episode 28: Travel Apps with Safety Features

4/26/2018
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In this travel tech episode, Queen Simone discusses three apps that have safety features: Travel Smart (an app created by Allianz Global), Smart Traveler (the official app of the US Department of State) and TripLingo—which is supposed to have safety features, but probably functions better as a language app. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 27: Follow the Europeans

4/19/2018
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The public-sector employee strikes in Europe can have a major impact on spring and summer travel plans. This episode discusses the current strikes affecting air travel and the potential for European railway strikes in in the next few months. Queen Simone gives tips on how to get by when your travel plans get de-railed. SHOW REFERENCES: Tips from Allianz Travel Insurance on trip disruptions and delays. (But make sure you check the terms of your own travel insurance policy when...

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 26: Germophobic Breakdown

4/12/2018
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Queen Simone starts by sharing the awesome news of being featured in 2 Pods A Day, which helps expose others to independent podcasts! The theme for this week in travel news is “don’t do stupid stuff while traveling.” She features three news stories that will make you shake your head. Her tip for the week stems from a traumatic germ-ridden experience (and after hearing her story and what researchers say, you’ll think twice about using that seat back pocket). She answers a question on how...

Duration:00:28:04

Episode 25: 1 Step Forward; 2 Steps Back

4/5/2018
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Queen Simone reads some of her podcast reviews, discusses (more) possible TSA security changes, and briefly mentions the top 5 US airlines with the best on-time rates. She borrowed a travel tip from Meghan Markle & fumes over an American Airlines change. She answers a question about tipping hotel housekeeping staff. Best U.S. airlines for on time flights: ...

Duration:00:30:35

Travel Tech: Passports & Vegan Food

3/29/2018
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It’s Travel Tech Time! In this episode, Queen Simone discusses her new favorite Instagram page & the Mobile Passport Control App (which shouldn’t be confused with the Automated Passport Control Program). For vegetarians and vegans, she discusses a website/app to help you find restaurants while traveling! Passenger Shaming on Instagram: @passengershaming Mobile Passport Control App: https://mobilepassport.us/ Automated Passport Control Program:...

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 23: United Airlines is a Leader … In Pet Deaths!

3/22/2018
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In light of the three incidents that United Airlines had involving pets last week, this episode focuses on traveling with pets. Queen Simone discusses United’s tragic history in transporting pets, provides tips for traveling with pets & quips about the overall ridiculousness of United's failures. She also answers a question regarding whether to drive or fly with your pet. Tips for Flying with Pets: https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-11-11/5-tips-for-flying-with-pets/amp BarkPost...

Duration:00:23:03

Episode 22: Airlines Acting Basic

3/15/2018
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In this episode, Queen Simone previews her March Madness contests, discusses basic economy airline fares, and gives a tip on how to budget for your next trip. She gives National Geographic a pat on the back for their recent admission and tries to answer a tough question about handling racism when traveling. Numbeo Cost of Living Calculator: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/ ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog:...

Duration:00:27:12

Episode 21: Travel Prayers Answered!

3/7/2018
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Queen Simone chats about two new trends to expect in travel this year: domestic airlines (finally) feeding passengers and hotels becoming environmentally conscious. Her tip this week will help you avoid touching those germ-infested television remote controls in your hotel room. Finally, she answers a question about train travel. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:20:57

Episode 20: Hallelujah Dancing Over A New App

3/1/2018
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In this travel tech episode, Queen Simone discusses some new travel gadgets on the market and the StayConnect app! These are NOT affiliate links, just for your information! Nightlight Charging Station: http://www.talusproducts.com/Smooth-Trip-Nightlight-Charging-Station-p/st-el64-wht.htm Bottle Guardian: https://bottleguardian.com/ StayConnect for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stayconnect-mobile/id483233552?mt=8 StayConnect for Android: ...

Duration:00:18:02

Mini-Episode 6: Charge Up

2/22/2018
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In this mini-episode, Queen Simone chats about battery packs! ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TravelQuips ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a voicemail here—Queen Simone may play it on the podcast! Just make sure the message is 90 seconds or less and don’t forget to say your first name and...

Duration:00:07:04

Episode 19: Don't #Travel Hangry

2/15/2018
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Queen Simone talks about the Olympics, suggests you don’t travel hangry and quips about airlines charging families extra to sit together. She answers a question for someone who has never flown on a plane. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TravelQuips ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a...

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 18: Black Travel History & Facing Solo Travel Fears

2/7/2018
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Queen Simone talks about her plans to commemorate black history month by highlighting pioneers in travel history on her social media accounts. Her travel tip is to roll your clothes to save space in your suitcase. Here’s a video showing you one way to do that. She answers a question about facing your solo travel fears. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:24:41

Episode 17: Hidden City Ticketing & Travel Tech

2/1/2018
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In this travel tech episode, Queen Simone explains Hidden City Ticketing and two ways to find these discounted fares: Skiplagged and the ITA Matrix. Skiplagged: https://skiplagged.com ITA Travel Matrix: https://matrix.itasoftware.com and how to use it https://thepointsguy.com/2016/02/using-ita-matrix-and-advanced-routing-codes/ ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 16: Stop Asking If It’s Safe for Women to Travel Solo!

1/24/2018
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Queen Simone chats about National Plan Your Vacation Day, smart luggage woes, and a guy who tried to wear his all of this clothes to avoid paying the overweight bag fee. In her "Leave it in 2017" series, she vents about people asking women if it’s safe to travel solo. Finally, she answers a question about her go to travel souvenir. National Plan Your Vacation Day: https://www.projecttimeoff.com/planforvacation IG Pic of My Weirdest Travel Souvenir:...

Duration:00:27:32

Episode 15: We BEEN Traveling!

1/17/2018
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Queen Simone talks about the State Department’s New Travel Advisory system and American Airlines' attempt to drag themselves out of last place in terms of customer complaints. Her tip includes packing your own medical and first-aid trip while traveling. She quips about the notion that people of color just started traveling with the birth of online travel communities and answers a question about whether to disconnect the phone traveling. State Department Travel Advisories (includes a PDF...

Duration:00:23:17

Episode 14: Travel New Year!

1/10/2018
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Travel New Year! In the first full episode of 2018, Queen Simone chats about her holiday vacation, a couple of podcast changes, and goes into a little more detail about one of her travel resolutions. She encourages you to make a plan for your vacation days & answers a question about how to handle a long flight. ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a voicemail here—Queen Simone may play it on the podcast!...

Duration:00:24:32

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode 5

1/2/2018
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Happy Holidays! The Travel Quips Podcast is on a holiday hiatus and releasing #TravelTipTuesday Mini-Episodes through the holiday season! Full length episodes will resume on January 10, 2018! ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a voicemail here—Queen Simone may play it on the podcast! Just make sure the message is 90 seconds or less and don’t forget to say your first name and where you are from. Or you...

Duration:00:05:30

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode 4

12/26/2017
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Happy Holidays! The Travel Quips Podcast is releasing #TravelTipTuesday Mini-Episodes through the holiday season! Full length episodes will resume on January 10, 2018! ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a voicemail here—Queen Simone may play it on the podcast! Just make sure the message is 90 seconds or less and don’t forget to say your first name and where you are from. Or you can email your travel...

Duration:00:05:21

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode 3

12/19/2017
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Happy Holidays! The Travel Quips Podcast is releasing #TravelTipTuesday Mini-Episodes through the holiday season! Full length episodes will resume on January 10, 2018! HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE As a reminder, Queen Simone created a holiday gift guide for your last-minute holiday shopping needs! Note: This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase an item from the links below, Queen Simone will get a commission. However, her picks and opinions are independent from any business...

Duration:00:05:17

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini Episode 2

12/12/2017
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Happy Holidays! The Travel Quips Podcast is releasing #TravelTipTuesday Mini-episodes through the holiday season! Full length episodes will resume January 10, 2018! ************************ Do you have a travel related question that you would like Queen Simone to answer? You can leave a voicemail here—Queen Simone may play it on the podcast! Just make sure the message is 90 seconds or less and don’t forget to say your first name and where you are from. Or you can email your travel...

Duration:00:05:34

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