Know Where You Want To Go Travel Podcast
Taking you to new places with ideas on how to get there and have a great vacation. We talk about past, current and future experiences with travel with tips on when and where to travel. The news of the day (COVID, political events, etc.) can often impact when and where you want to go, as well. We cover it all.
A Fresh Direction in Travel: What's Next for the Know Where You Wanna Go Podcast [KWYWTG 25)
April 25, 2024 • 6 MIN
Welcome back to the Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast, where we dive into the joy of traveling and help you discover new destinations. In today’s episode 25, host Cam DeJong reflects on the journey of the podcast since its inception in March 2019. Cam shares the success of popular episodes, such as the deep dive into the cruise industry’s comeback and a guide to Curacao, revealing a focused future on travel tips and destination insights, particularly on Curacao and Virgin Voyages. Cam also discusses the exciting introduction of guest speakers in upcoming episodes to broaden the conversation and provide diverse insights. Join us as we celebrate this milestone and set the stage for exciting new adventures in travel exploration. Make sure to check the show notes for links to top episodes and valuable travel resources. Stay tuned, and let’s get inspired to travel smart and discover more!
2024 Airline Trends: Checked Bag Fees, Bundled Services, and Customer Preferences [KWYWTG 24]
March 15, 2024 • 12 MIN
Welcome to the Know Where You Wanna Go Travel podcast with your host, Cam De Jong. In this episode, we delve into the world of airline baggage fees and the evolving landscape of travel. Cam explores the increasing trend of checked bag fees, the impact on travelers, and the potential for airlines to rethink their approach. He discusses the concept of bundling services into ticket prices, the value of inclusive offerings, and the unique strategies employed by different airlines. Cam also shares exciting developments in the airline industry, such as emerging airlines serving underserved markets. This thought-provoking episode challenges us to reimagine air travel and consider how it could be made more convenient and enjoyable for everyone. So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the possibilities of a new era in travel.
Holiday Travel Hacks: Maximizing Savings and Minimizing Stress for Your Vacation Plans [KWYWTG 23]
December 23, 2023 • 9 MIN
Hey everyone, in our latest podcast episode, we discussed the ins and outs of holiday travel in 2023. We delved into strategies for saving on flights and avoiding the holiday rush by considering alternative travel dates. We highlighted the benefits of traveling on the shoulders of holidays and how it can enhance your travel experience. Join us for valuable travel insights and get ready to reimagine how you approach holiday travels in the coming year. Remember, the key to seamless and cost-effective travel is all about timing. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes and travel tips in 2024. Thank you for your ongoing support, and happy holidays!
The Future of Travel: Anticipating Exciting Trends and Changes in the Industry [KWYWTG 22]
October 30, 2023 • 8 MIN
Welcome to the Know Where You Wanna Go travel podcast with your host, Cam De Jong. In today's episode, we delve into the top travel industry trends for the next few years. Cam discovered an insightful article that sparked his interest and he's excited to share his thoughts with you. From travelers going solo to the growing demand for local experiences, Cam explores these trends and highlights the importance of personalized and authentic travel. He also discusses the role of technology in enhancing the travel experience, from facial recognition to room service robots. Additionally, Cam explores the blending of business and leisure travel and the rise of workations. Lastly, he touches upon the exciting developments in sustainable travel, including electric air travel and new aircraft designs. Join Cam as he discusses these trends and encourages listeners to embrace new travel possibilities. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a review, and follow the podcast for more insightful travel content.
The Evolution of Status: How Airlines and Hotels Changed the Game [KWYWTG 21]
September 30, 2023 • 12 MIN
In this episode, our host Cam DeJong delves into the fascinating world of travel rewards programs and status benefits. Drawing from personal experiences and industry insights, Cam reflects on the changing landscape of airline and hotel lounges, from the exclusivity of the past to the overcrowded present. He discusses the impact of COVID-19 on airline status and lounge access, as well as the efforts by certain airlines to reshape their loyalty programs. Cam also explores the evolution of hotel loyalty programs and the challenges faced by travelers in redeeming rewards. Join us as we navigate the intricacies of status, points, and miles in the ever-changing world of travel. Buckle up and let's embark on this exciting journey together on the "Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast"!
Delta + Curacao: A Match Made in Travel Heaven for 2023 Explorers (KWYWTG 20)
August 19, 2023 • 12 MIN
Welcome to the Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast! In this episode, we have some exciting news to share: Delta has announced that they will be relaunching service to Curacao starting December 16th, 2023. This is a big deal because it's been over a decade since Delta last flew to Curacao, and it's expected to bring some much-needed competition to the market and potentially drive down airfare prices. Plus, who doesn't love flying with Delta? They are known for their exceptional service and quality.
The Ultimate Beach Guide: Tips and Top Beaches in the US (KWYWTG 19)
June 30, 2023 • 11 MIN
On this episode of Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast, we are diving into the topic of the best beaches in the domestic US.
Avoiding the Crowds: Staycations as an Alternative to Holiday Travel (KWYWTG 18)
May 30, 2023 • 6 MIN
On this episode of Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast, Cam DeJong discusses the benefits of staying close to home during holidays, specifically Memorial Day weekend.
From Baggage Check to Seat Assignments: How to Make Air Travel Less Frustrating (KWYWTG 17)
April 30, 2023 • 12 MIN
On this episode of Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast, host Cam DeJong talks about the biggest frustrations of air travel and offers tips on how to overcome them. The episode promises to steer you clear from contributing to the stress in air travel. Travel is seen as an investment in oneself and the podcast aims to help its listeners discover new places. Cam, with over 15+ years of experience in planning personal and corporate travel, shares his insights on planning ahead and booking flights, getting seat assignments early, and checking bags and buying trip insurance can all help alleviate stress. Waiting until the plane reaches the gate before taking off seatbelts and waiting for your turn to exit the plane can help avoid delays and frustration. The show offers a variety of travel advice, news, and covers lesser-known destinations to help listeners broaden their horizons. Listeners are encouraged to like, rate, and review the show and can follow Cam's travel company on various social media platforms. Tune in to Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast for more insights.
Curacao and the 80's: Where Music Meets Adventure (KWYWTG 16)
March 30, 2023 • 15 MIN
Travel Destination: Curacao - Upcoming event in 2024: the 80's Cruise - Original and cover bands from the 80s - Excursion activities with Dive Bus, Irie Tours, and Eric's ATV Tours Details of the 80's Cruise - Opportunities to interact with bands and take excursions with them - Division of guests into two groups, seeing either the main or secondary act each night - Fun activities that are 80's based, including 80's theme nights.
Traveling During the Holidays. Is it Worth the Extra Cost and Potential Headaches? (KWYWTG 15)
February 21, 2023 • 12 MIN
I hope you had a great holiday weekend. I enjoyed it at home, but did get stuck in some traffic in the Austin area when trying to run down the road for a quick trip. That triggered the idea. Is holiday travel worth the time, cost, and energy? What does it cost to travel during peak holiday times, such as President's Day or Memorial Day? Learn in this episode of the Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast
2022 Trip Recap and Overview of Travel in 2023 (KWYWTG 14)
January 7, 2023 • 21 MIN
We recap 2022 and take a look at travel in 2023. From Florida to Las Vegas, travel in 2022 was outstanding. We look to 2023 for potential issues that could cause travel headaches, new technology that can make travel more fun and interactive, and more.
Vegas is Changing in 2022: Tips, Changes, & More (KWYWTG 13)
October 29, 2022 • 18 MIN
Travel has picked up throughout the summer and fall. Las Vegas is returning to its roots as a hot destination for many reasons - gambling, shows, drinks, gourmet food, and much more. So you're thinking about visiting Vegas again? For the first time? I spend time in this episode going over some thoughts I have after over 10 visits to the city in the past 15 years.
Cruising Back to Safe Travel (KWYWTG 12)
October 23, 2021 • 19 MIN
Travel has been increasing over the summer, even with the pandemic rearing its ugly head time and time again. We talk about safe travel on flights, slight inconveniences, and really get into cruising on this episode. Virgin Voyages launched it's Mermaiden Voyage out of Miami this month. Learn more about this cruise line and why YOU should feel safe getting on a cruise ship and traveling now and in the future.
Stay Up to Date on Travel Restrictions in 2021 (KWYWTG 11)
March 1, 2021 • 12 MIN
There are some great resources for keeping up with where you want to go and where you CAN go during the pandemic. We'll go over some places you can visit, can't visit, and may be able to visit under certain circumstances.
Traveling During a Pandemic in 2021 (KWYWTG 10)
January 24, 2021 • 14 MIN
Happy New Year - 24 days into the year already! This episode talks about travel requirements during the pandemic. We talk about cruise lines, airlines, general travel, and more as it relates to the new administration. Also, are you ready to go scuba diving? It's almost time!
Will Tuesday's Election Results Impact Travel? (KWYWTG 9)
October 31, 2020 • 16 MIN
The election on Tuesday November 3rd is near. Today's podcast talks about some of the thoughts about how election results impact travel now and into the future.
The Crazy World of Travel and Staying Healthy (KWYWTG 8)
September 16, 2020 • 12 MIN
Today we'll talk about what is going on in the world along with some thoughts on safety with flying, cruising, staying in hotels and much more.
Cruise Excursions in Curacao and Beyond (KWYWTG 7)
November 19, 2019 • 9 MIN
Today I will focus on excursions as it relates to cruising in general but really going deeper into options you have in Curacao. Do you need to book through your cruise line or can you book independent of them?
Travel Anxiety Part Two – Nootropics (KWYWTG 6)
September 22, 2019 • 8 MIN
Today's topic continues with the second and final part in a series about travel anxiety. We will talk about a couple of supplements that have worked for me before and during travel. (PS - Sorry for the bad audio!)
Travel Anxiety Part One – CBD (KWYWTG 5)
August 3, 2019 • 8 MIN
Do you become anxious before travel? There are potentially answers that can help you out before your next trip. We talk briefly about one possible solution today in part one of two of our travel anxiety series.
Health and Safety in the Dominican Republic and Beyond (KWYWTG 4)
July 1, 2019 • 9 MIN
Today's topic is the health and safety issues being presented in the media when it comes to the Dominican Republic.
Head Back to the 80s With Us on the 80s Cruise 2020 (KWYWTG 3)
May 30, 2019 • 11 MIN
Go back in time with us for the 2020 80s cruise. The 80s cruise is our FAVORITE 80s theme trip. Learn more about how you can join our fun group for this trip in our podcast.
Scuba Diving: Recovering From the Fear of Water (KWYWTG 2)
April 30, 2019 • 14 MIN
I am glad to be here for our second episode of the Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast. We are still new to podcasting with this our second episode. Today's topic is scuba diving.
Introduction & Curacao Top 10 (KWYWTG 1)
March 31, 2019 • 9 MIN
Welcome to our first episode of the Know Where You Want to Go Travel Podcast. We are very excited to get into the world of podcasting and look forward to sharing insightful hints today and into the future.