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Y Travel Podcast

Caroline and Craig Makepeace

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Y Travel Podcast, is hosted by Caz and Craig Makepeace from the award winning Y Travel Blog. We explore the why's of travel - why you should, how you can, and what to do. We never escaped the cubicle or the rat race because we never joined it in the FIRST PLACE. Travel has always been the priority of our lives and we'll share our tips, stories and advice from 22 years of travel, no matter how our lifestyle has evolved. Solo travel, couples travel, expat travel, family travel, RV travel and d ...
 
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Kelly Lewis is a women’s travel industry maven and leader in the area of women’s empowerment. She is most passionate about helping women to tap into their personal power through traveling the world. In this episode, we share about how she does this through her various women focused travel businesses, how her own travel story and life was a driving …
 
Are you nervous about taking a COVID vaccine? Dr. Nadeen White was one of the trusted experts I followed throughout the past year of the pandemic. She eased my nerves and uncertainty and gave me confidence to the vaccine. In this epsidoe, she's share some of her expertise on the vaccine, COVID studies and tips for pandemic travel. She'll also share…
 
Gary Arndt from EverythingEverywhere.com shows how travel has evolved for him from daily travel to a daily podcast living a more settled life. We’re big proponents of allowing travel to evolve with your lifestyle. There is no set way to do it. You define the rules of how it best suits your values, your dreams, and your lifestyle choices. Gary Arndt…
 
I’m delighted to share the podcast mic with my savvy and vivacious nine year old daughter, Savannah. We chat about our recent road trip to Chattanooga, TN. It was the first time, Savannah and I have taken a trip with just the two of us. Savannah shares why it was important for her to spend time with just me. We also dive into the stories and highli…
 
This podcast interview is with the inspiring Kay Akpan from the popular Instagram, YouTube, and blog, The Mom Trotter. She is also a writer, speaker and advocate for gentle parenting. Kay created The Mom Trotter to share her budget travel tips, homeschooling life, parenting as well as to connect with other families following the same path. Kay join…
 
Have you ever wondered or feared what it's like to travel with a teen? Tamara Gruber from We3Travel shares her tips on traveling with a teen and how it can evolve as your family life does. I've long admired how she has made family travel a focus of her life especially with her mother daughter trips with her teen daughter, Hannah. Tamara is a market…
 
We're headed to the ski fields of Idaho . At the beginning of Spring, we had our first family ski experience at three ski resorts in Northern Idaho: Schweitzer Mountain, Lookout Pass, and Silver Mountain . It was one of our most memorable family vacations for the adventure, the beauty and the chance to bond together as a family. We share the joys, …
 
Have you ever considered living abroad? Are you looking for a better life for half the price? There are so many reasons to live abroad, one of the main ones is that it makes the ordinary extraordinary, offers a more immersive travel experience with rich memories, and can often be soooo much cheaper. If you’re going to be living anyway, you might as…
 
In this episode, we head to South Florida on a week road trip from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf Coast. We visit the regions of Martin County, Sebring, and Manasota Key. You’ll discover enchanting ancient hammocks where Florida panthers still roam, thrill rides on air boat rides through spectacular scenery (and alongside the most alligators you ev…
 
After an almost six month break, we are back recording our travel podcast. We didn’t intend to be away for that long. We are firm believers in “do the best from where you are with what you have.” And that was been 2020 for us. Our bandwidth was limited, our stress levels high, and our challenges were numerous. I guess it just all got to much for us…
 
We're happy to bring back Kerwin McKenzie to the podcast, our friend and fellow travel lover, travel blogger, ex-airline worker, and plane enthusiast who has traveled to 125 countries and flown on 180 airlines!! In this podcast, Kerwin shares with us the mission and purpose behind the Black Travel Alliance which was founded by a group of Black cont…
 
Ever wondered how you can make travel a reality, while managing a full-time job, paying off student loans, saving for a house, and investing in your future? We're excited to share with you many nuggets on how to make this work from someone who has done all the above and continues to do so. Danielle Desir from the Thought Card, an Award winning affo…
 
In this episode we wrap up our week long family road trip through Natural North Florida, a region between Tallahassee and Jacksonville down to the Gulf Coast at Cedar Key. We had a fantastic week diving for sea scallops, swimming in natural springs, kayaking down stunning rivers and across to nearby islands. Plus, loads of delicious seafood and fri…
 
Savannah, Georgia is a wonderful destination. It is our stopover destination when we road trip from North Carolina to Florida. It's the perfect halfway point. In this episode, we chat about our first road trip after Rona - the challenges of getting back on the road, how to adjust, what travel is like now and things we love about Savannah.…
 
If there is one thing 2020 has shown you is the possibility of an alternative lifestyle. You mean I can work from wherever I am AND my kids can approach learning in the same way? Yes. In this podcast episode we share our ultimate tips for making this work. Why am I qualified to give you this advice? 15 years teaching in 5 different countries 22 yea…
 
Christina McEvoy and family are full-time travelers, outdoor adventure travel experts, content creators and bloggers. They have been slow traveling through Central and South America since Jan 2019 and are currently in Chile, where they got "stuck" during the pandemic. They have two boys and love to seek physical challenges and off-the-beaten-path p…
 
Kerwin McKenzie is the expert you want for finding information on flights and global travel! He is an ex-airline employee who has been passionate about aviation since his first flight at 9. He's visited 125 countries, flown on 180 airlines, has written two books for airline employees, created several travel and flight websites and is a regular conf…
 
We had a lot of fun recording this podcast episode and sharing why we resonate so strongly with the beach community vibe of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Thankfully, it's less than two hours from Raleigh so we can visit often. This recording put us into Aussie mode - the connection between those two places is so great. We slip into some fun…
 
In this episode, we share our quick family getaway to Beaufort, a charming historical town in South Carolina. We're back traveling - mostly exploring the East Coast - and visiting those lessor known destinations. We want you to still have those travel experiences you are thirsting for - especially during these challenging times when you need a brea…
 
In this special episode, we answer your questions about RV travel, or caravan camper travel if you are in Australia. Thank you to all those who sent in their questions. Topics covered include * The best approach for a six month trip of the US in a 4x4 camper * Handy tips for managing wanting to see it all! * We may whine about the weather again - b…
 
Why not record a podcast offering camping tips while you're camping on the edge of the lake? We spent a few days camping at Kerr Lake. Tent camping is one of our favorite things to do and we have LOADS of experience camping in Australia, Africa and the US. We share all our tips, plus a few insider stories and funnies. Don't forget to subscribe and …
 
Are you worried about taking a road trip with kids and having a good time? I know being trapped in a car with kids for hours on end sounds terrifying. It can be and sometimes will be, but we're here to help you make the journey just as awesome as the destination. That's the benefit of road tripping. It's been our preferred way to travel with kids f…
 
From spooky slot canyon hikes to ATV adventures over the sand dunes of one of the most colorful and spectacular state parks we've visited, we're sharing those hidden secrets of Southern Utah. After 6 weeks of exploring this desert state, we are sharing our favorite lessor known adventures and places to see. We'd love to hear your favorites in the c…
 
Lesli and Dan Peterson are two personal friends of ours and the dynamic duo behind 365 Atlanta Traveler, a site dedicated to travel in the Southeast USA. Their new venture, Sunstone Digital Marketing, helps destinations and tour companies create effective email marketing campaigns. We’re excited to have them on the show, to learn more about their b…
 
We loved kicking off our guest interviews with Cory Lee from Curb Free with Cory Lee. Cory was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at aged three and has used a powered wheelchair since he turned four. He started Curb Free with Cory Lee in 2013 and since then has traveled to all 7 continents and 37 countries and inspiring many other travelers, especia…
 
In this episode, we share our favorite area in Australia: Broome & The Kimberley region in Western Australia. It's unspoiled wilderness in an area that is three times the size of the UK. That means endless gorges, waterfalls, and off the beaten path adventures await with little people to crowd your space. And let us tell you about those beaches, co…
 
We return to Africa in this episode - our favorite travel experience yet! Backpacking for 6 months from Uganda to South Africa gave us endless adventure and smiles. Uganda was an incredibly beautiful country full of friendly, hospitable people. Some of our favorite travel stories come from Uganda and we share them in this podcast. The food, equipme…
 
In this episode, we share our updates during the Rona virus: How we're coping, what we're doing to stay sane, what we're focusing on in our business, and what we think will happen in travel. We discuss: Why NC becomes our perfect place to live yet again! Why we're fed up, cranky, and heartbroken On the flip side why we're grateful for it How we're …
 
Continuing our tips on the RV lifestyle, the girls share what their opinions of it was.We took an extended 12 month RV road trip across America. Kalyra and Savannah had very different perspectives. We discuss: Their favorite aspect of the RV lifestyle What did they think of living in an RV The hardest aspect of the RV lifestyle The highlights of th…
 
No matter what the pros and cons are of anything you do, or take a risk on, the defining question at the end is was it worth it? Despite all the setbacks and challenges (which is normal and to be expected) did you benefit, grow or gain enough to make it worthwhile? In this episode we share: Why our decision was a little crazy from the beginning. Th…
 
Have you ever wondered whether the RV lifestyle is for you? Less responsibilities, minimal living, cheaper lifestyle and spectacular views from your bedroom window that change every day…sounds like the dream, right? We agree, there is the allure of RV travel, and why you want to sell everything and buy a house on wheels right now. But, it’s not the…
 
This is the episode where we discover how we can finally return to the US. The 14 year dream realized in the most unexpected way. We truly came full circle. We share our travel experiences for the past few years as we continue to travel as a family taking shorter road trips and vacations and our extended 12 month RV road trip across America. How we…
 
Welcome to the family travel stage of our lives. In this episode, we'll share how we incorporated international travel very early in our children's lives and then made domestic travel a focus. We'll discuss Kalyra and Savannah's first overseas trips ( 6 months; 8 weeks) How a trip to Thailand changed our family travel focus Why we decided to travel…
 
What about when things go terribly wrong and you can't travel? What do you do when you make decisions that negatively impact your life? How do you recover and give birth to something better? These are the ideas we share in this podcast when we share the period in our life when we lost everything. Through the dark times, the girls were born, and, fr…
 
In this episode, we share how we met and what inspired us to travel the world together three days after we married. Our honeymoon lasted for five years and we lived and worked in Bangkok, Dublin, Broome and Raleigh, NC. We also share our stories of travel through Southeast Asia, the UK, Africa, and the USA. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel!…
 
In this episode we share our travel story from before we met and how we made travel a priority living our individual lives. We discuss the following: Craig's career as a professional rugby league player How Craig's football helped him travel to different countries What inspired Caz to travel overseas full time (forever) An unorthodox way Caz got th…
 
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