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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

Big Brother-ish or Nah? The Future of TSA Security.

10/25/2018
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We’re back!! Life happened last week, but Reyna Simone is back just in time to tell you about the future of security with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The agency plans to use biometrics—such as fingerprinting and facial recognition scanning to enhance security measures. Reyna Simone discusses the program, provides tips for traveling with electronics and quips about whether the future of TSA security/government access to your biometric/DNA information is too much. SHOW...

Duration:00:21:41

Mini-Episode 10: Preparing When You Haven't Prepared

10/11/2018
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Sometimes life happens--and this mini-episode is a testament to that. This week, Reyna discusses how to prepare for travel, when you haven't had time to prepare. *********************************************************************************** OTHER RESOURCES: HURRICANE RELIEF Parts of North Carolina and South Carolina are still reeling in the weeks after Hurricane Florence. If you are interested in helping out those communities, here are some ways to do so: World Central...

Duration:00:09:40

Episode 37: Travel Hacking with Jet Set Lisette

10/4/2018
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On this episode of the Travel Quips Podcast, Reyna Simone interviews her new travel bestie, Lisette Austin, also known as Jet Set Lisette. Lisette discusses travel hacking for airline miles and hotel points, dispels myths about travel hacking, and provides tips for getting the most miles for your buck! You can find Jet Set Lisette at https://jetsetlisette.com. Here is the link to her Jet Set 101 Travel Hacking course: https://courses.jetsetlisette.com/p/jet-set-101/ Globetrotter Lounge...

Duration:00:28:53

Episode 36: Conquer Your Fear of Flying

9/27/2018
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One of the biggest barriers to travel (besides time and money) is a fear of flying. In this travel tech episode of the Travel Quips Podcast, Reyna Simone discusses apps, tips, and resources to help you overcome the fear of flying. Find me on Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips *********************************************************************************** SHOW RESOURCES & REFERENCES Apps to help overcome your fear of flying: Turbulence Forecast App: www.turbulenceforecast.com Flying...

Duration:00:24:01

United, I Really Want to Stop Talking About You…But…

9/20/2018
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Welcome to Season 2 of the Travel Quips Podcast! We’ve done a little bit of rebranding (yes, Reyna Simone and Queen Simone are the same person); we talk about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, new TSA carry-on limits, and increased check bag fees. And Reyna answers a question about how to handle ticketing agents when your flight is overbooked or delayed. Show Resources & References Parts of North Carolina and South Carolina are still reeling in the days after Hurricane Florence. If you...

Duration:00:24:27

Episode 34: Surviving the Airport

6/28/2018
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In this travel tech episode, Queen Simone discusses two apps and a website to help make your airport experience a bit more tolerable! MiFlight can help you check airport wait times, Grab allows you to order food ahead of time so you don’t have to spend your entire layover waiting in line, and The Guide to Sleeping in Airports will tell you the best airports to catch some zzz’s. This is the Season 1 finale of the Travel Quips Podcast!! Season 2 of the podcast will start on Thursday,...

Duration:00:19:58

Episode 33: Pack Your Patience

6/21/2018
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In this episode of the Travel Quips Podcast, Queen Simone discusses the World Cup (coming to the US in 2026) and airports that are cracking down on travelers sleeping in the airport. Her tip this week is to pack your patience when it comes to summer travel. During her quip for the week, she advocates for low cost rest options in airports and finally, she answers a question about her preference between Madrid and Lisbon. Also, don’t forget about the Travel Quips Prize Pack Giveaway! The...

Duration:00:24:05

Episode 32: Anthony Bourdain Remembered

6/14/2018
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He was a traveler, chef, storyteller and the guy we all wanted to have a beer with... Anthony Bourdain. This episode of the Travel Quips Podcast is a discussion of his legacy and impact. Also, don’t forget about the Travel Quips Prize Pack Giveaway! The deadline to enter has been extended to 11:59pm on June 30th! Go to www.travelquips.com to enter. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:41

Episode 31: You Can’t Tweet Yourself to Safety

6/7/2018
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In this episode of the Travel Quips Podcast, Queen Simone chats about crazy passenger behavior, which seems to mark the beginning of the 2018 summer travel season. Her tip this week is actually a reminder about the 24-Hour Reservation Requirement. She quips about an airline passenger who got on twitter instead of getting herself to safety and answers a question about travel to New York City. 24-Hour Reservation Requirement Also, don’t forget about the Travel Quips Prize Pack Giveaway! The...

Duration:00:26:35

Episode 30: Google is Taking Over the World

5/31/2018
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In this travel tech episode, Queen Simone discusses three apps to help organize your trips: Google Trips, TripIt and TripCase. Google Trips TripIt TripCase Also, don’t forget about the Travel Quips Prize Pack Giveaway! The deadline to enter has been extended to 11:59pm on June 30th! Go to www.travelquips.com to enter. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter: @travelquips Her Blog: www.travelquips.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:28:04

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode 9: Before You Go Checklist

5/22/2018
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In this episode, Queen Simone suggests making a pre-trip checklist. The Travel Quips Podcast is on a vacation hiatus and releasing #TravelTipTuesday mini-episodes until we return. Full episodes will resume on Thursday, May 31. ************************ 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?...

Duration:00:05:24

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode 8: Carry It With You

5/15/2018
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In this mini-episode, Queen Simone suggests taking some essentials with you on board your flight. The Travel Quips Podcast is on a vacation hiatus and releasing #TravelTipTuesday mini-episodes until we return. Full episodes will resume on Thursday, May 31. ************************ 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...

Duration:00:04:45

#Travel Tip Tuesday Mini-Episode7: Just Ask

5/8/2018
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In this mini-episode, Queen Simone suggests a "Before You Go" Checklist. The Travel Quips Podcast is on a vacation hiatus and releasing #TravelTipTuesday mini-episodes until we return. Full episodes will resume on Thursday, May 31. ************************ 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...

Duration:00:04:42

Episode 29: Southwest Flight 1380--Recap, Aftermath & Disturbing Patterns

5/3/2018
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In this episode, Queen Simone recaps the accident on Southwest Flight 1380, gives a tip for reducing anxiety and stress while traveling, she quips about Southwest’s compensation package to the surviving passengers of flight 1380, and answers a question about how to balance tourist activities without being a “stereotypical tourist.” Queen Simone mentions this article on why rituals work during the podcast. ************************ How to find Queen Simone: Instagram & Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:26

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 to...

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

Episode 24: 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 Tips...

Duration:00:23:03