Thing of the month: Extra Pack of Peanuts

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Reviewed episodes:

  • 35          The Top 10 Ways to Save Money When Traveling
  • 122        Money, Money, Money…When Traveling
  • 223        The No Plans, No Problem Road Trip
  • 235        Traveling Solo

3 out of 5 stars
The tough parts of travel (e.g., money) are presented in a way that can inspire you to want to explore the world immediately (or at least one other country). I’ve already planned my next road trip, keeping their money-saving tips in mind (seriously, my car might be packed). Where’s the beach?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
From biking through Chicago to lounging in Miami and backpacking in the mountains, I enjoyed hearing about the hosts’ adventures—and how to have my own on a budget. #alloftheaboveplease

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I’ve traveled internationally before, but this podcast helped me feel more comfortable and realistic about it. I learned not to carry an excessive amount of cash, to contact my bank and phone company in advance, and which no-fee ATMs to use. As for food, a sit-down restaurant can be a one-time splurge, but street vendors will give you a more authentic feel for a cheaper price.

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Sarah KayaSarah Kaya, third-year undergraduate majoring in social work and minoring in psychology, Defiance College, Ohio

“This podcast aims to inform and inspire the modern traveler, with episodes running 30–60 minutes. One of the biggest things stopping most people from traveling: money. This podcast explores how not to burn a hole through your wallet on vacation.

“The hosts are Travis and Heather, a married couple who travel the world together (goals, am I right?). Their motto is ‘travel more, spend less.’ Besides which ATM fees to avoid and how to tactfully use cash on the road, they also cover topics like taking spontaneous road trips or even traveling solo.” To find out why travel is good for you, and discover more budget resources, see No excuse needed: Why travel is good for your health.