The host almost gets taken out by someone’s grandma on a Delta flight to Florida. Travel agents share some crazy travel requests, including a discount for virgins on their honeymoon. We wrap with some insights into a newly renovated and expanded property in the Dominican Republic, Sanctuary.
When headlines mislead, travelers need to dive deeper to get the facts. Travel agents share of cruise bookings set to grow while eco-tourism trends higher. Watch out! Bed Bugs and tips on making sure you don’t bring them home with you on your next vacation! What are your goals for 2019 and travel? Focus on processes, not goals themselves, and you’ll reach them.
2019 is going to be a big year for travel. On this episode, Mark gives his predictions for the year ahead in travel and what travelers and agents need to think about throughout the year. Also, he explains why VR/AR/AI is going to disappate and not replace travel, because real experiences is what drives us to explore the world.
Coming to you from Mexico, where I’m back again with my extended family enjoying the Mexican Caribbean in Cancun and Isla Mujeres. We take a look back at 2018 and highlight some of the whacky things that took place in a year that was full of them! We close out 2018 with some tips on getting away in early January and saving big.
Mark made it from Florida to NYC and back despite his recent injury, and a quick trip to the northeast reminded him of different types of US drivers. 24/7 coverage of politics is poisoning people's minds, and it needs to get out of travel. Also, hear what Marriott/Starwood's recent data breach means for you and different types of unexpected instances can happen to anyone while traveling.
What you might not know about air travel and airplanes: some might leave you shaking! Hang glider hangs on for dear life in Switzerland. A community for agents to share their thoughts on inspiring travelers.
Documentary on travel safety to Mexico, shot in September, is out and showing real travelers on the ground in Mexico. You’re not going to believe what flight attendants have found in seat backs on airplanes; dirty diapers, used tampons, “loose” condoms and old sandwiches. Another reason to skip on that inflight magazine. Plastic awareness is in full swing, and you can make a difference. Last, how to save big on airfare by looking at more distant travel options than you might be used to. It’s...
Midterms? Who cares? Make politicians certifiable! Mark hits the road to go south for the winter and discusses the non-impact of the midterms on the travel industry. WTF is he doing in an RV park? Hear all about Mark's new fad and how to get a steal on a cruise.
Be prepared for more incorrect negative news coverage on Mexico when this caravan hits the border - Mark lets you know why. Would you get on an exact replica of the Titanic and sail along the same route? Find out whether Mark would take this maiden voyage or not. Also, learn about the absolute coolest way to celebrate New Years Eve, thanks to Crystal.
Green Travel on the “Last Mile” meets broken ass. Seeing Emergency Responders in action! Will he have to give up his butt modeling career and other ridiculous considerations. Oh yeah, and some travel tips: Get your stinky ass out of my section of the plane. Some trauma nurses should switch careers and try torturing animals (Jesus, just kidding!)
In this week’s podcast Mark breaks down the “Last Mile” effort by green transpotation companies that run the gamut from the Boosted Board...
Will Mark ever return from Mexico? Do cruise crew members sleep on-board? Answers to these questions and more. No one working TSA between Philly and Mexico get Mark's jokes about smart luggage and livestock, the most nutty emotional support animal of them all, and as if you need a reason to keep your shoes on while flying, we have them for you.
Mark is coming to you this week from Playa del Carmen with a happy ending to his debacle with Sixt and the best tips for booking a cruise during during October's #ChooseCruise month. Another social media loser gets it wrong on travel media and tourism to Mexico. Also, why is taking selfies killing tourists more than ever before? Don't be stupid when traveling. Later in this episode, Mark gives expert insight into how hotel rates are priced.
Mark provides an update on his car rental debacle, TripAdvisor reviews questioned... 33% are fake?! The influencer charade and the truth about the real influencers in travel. Mark also talks about Christmas on the rivers of Europe.
Mark is back from yet another trip to Mexico and kicks things off with a less-than-pleasant experience renting a car with Sixt. Also, hear why reviews on TripAdvisor cannot be trusted and actually landed a man in jail for 10 years, and get all the tips you need when it comes to travel insurance and touring the countryside to see beautiful fall foliage.
Mark reviews his most recent flight through Philadelphia International that included a lengthy tarmac stay due to lightning, which was followed by baggage blunders. Also, hear why a passenger needed to be told, "You're not God, so sit the f@&k down." at 30,000-feet. Plus, some of the dumbest travel questions people ask and travel deals to Canada.
While in Cancun, Mark Murphy reports on what the team is hearing from travelers and travel agents on the ground in Mexico and how most online reviews don't paint an accurate picture. Also, Mark talks the latest in crazy travel news, which includes lions in Crimea, the food police in Florence, Italy and how the TSA caused a situation due to some pepper spray. Hawaii is BACK and it's time to get your Aloha on!
Mark Murphy doesn’t hold back when going after mainstream media outlets that completely f%#^ed up reporting on Cancun this week. Also, Mark shares insider tips on getting your “fake grenades” through TSA without shutting down the airport and how fat tourists from the USA and Great Britain are getting the blame for crippling donkey in a popular Mediterranean destination. Besides shagging on planes, fall is your best time to shag a travel deal. Mark tells you where to look.
This week, Mark validates his take that people don’t just fall off cruise ships, they actually jump! Are airline ceos serious? "Look at me, a 15-minute interview and I’m doing it in one of my economy seats! Stop complaining travelers! I could travel in my dog’s kennel for 15-minutes, but I sure as hell don’t want to go to Shanghai in it!" Also, don’t get scammed - how to spot a real travel agent and not get taken... and more!