Taking To The Air With Pilot Mark

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast w/ Pilot Mark

Pilot Mark has been to all seven continents, became a qualified pilot at age 22, has flown over 2 million miles, which is the equivalent of 4 roundtrips to the moon, and is my guest on today’s episode. He is the man behind the Flying and Travel website where he gives tips on flying, great destinations, and how to become a pilot. He has some amazing insights into different locations that you have to check out because they will give you wanderlust like nothing else.

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Do you have questions for Mark about flying? Do you have a fear of flying? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on iTunes.

Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @packofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 03:10 Flying To The Moon?
  • 04:50 Where Did The Love Of Travel Come From?
  • 08:58 Wanting To Become A Pilot & Training
  • 16:05 Second Thoughts?
  • 17:53 Pro’s & Con’s
  • 21:43 Long Haul & Short Haul
  • 24:45 Why Two Of You?
  • 28:30 Camaraderie Between Pilots & Crews
  • 37:00 On Your Own Or With The Crew
  • 39:15 Finding Balance & Days Off
  • 42:05 Timezones & Jet Lag Tips
  • 46:35 Perks Of Being A Pilot
  • 50:22 Round The World Trip
  • 51:00 Friends & Family Hookups
  • 52:00 Friendly Skies With Other Airlines
  • 56:20 What Is The Most Annoying Thing A Flyer Can Do?
  • 57:40 What Has Been The Nicest Thing A Flyer Has Done?
  • 01:02:45 Favorite Spots & Experiences
  • 01:05:30 Underwhelming Spots
  • 01:07:25 Ways To Save Money On Travel That Anyone Can Do
  • 01:10:05 Biggest Travel Mishap
  • 01:14:15 Scams

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Best Experiences – 2018 in Review

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We return with Part 7, and final episode, in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

Check out Part 2: Superlatives

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Check out Part 4: Best Coffee & Wine

Check out Part 5: Best Beers

Check out Part 6: Best Desserts

Each year there are always a handful of days that stand out.

Some of those perfect travel days that you couldn’t have planned in a million years, but that really stick with you, months later.

Today, Heather and I go through our top 16 experiences of 2018 spanning the globe from Budapest to British Columbia to the warmth of sunny Florida and Mallorca.

What were some of your best experiences in 2018? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 06:48 Honorable Mentions
  • 08:25 The List Begins
  • 09:55 Whit’s First Flight
  • 14:30 Ohhhhh Canada!
  • 20:30 Bringing It Back To The States
  • 23:21 The Random 30 Hours
  • 29:30 Not The Same Day But The Same City
  • 34:24 Bring In The Music (Again)
  • 38:45 Back To The Beginning of 2018
  • 41:40 With & Without Trav
  • 43:45 Number Ones

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Best Desserts – 2018 in Review

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We return with Part 6 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

Check out Part 2: Superlatives

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Check out Part 4: Best Coffee & Wine

Check out Part 5: Best Beers

 

We love desserts, anything from ice cream to pastries, peppermint bark to doughnuts…it all tastes amazing.

Everyone loves desserts, so we know you’re not skipping this episode!

Today Heather and I go through our top 7 desserts (14 total plus 1b from me) from 2018, from hometown to widely available to cities around the world, if it’s delicious, it’s on the list!

What was your favorite dessert of 2018? Do you know the scoop on the food trucks in the Congdon’s Doughnuts parking lot at night? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

 

  • 05:35 Honorable Mentions
  • 07:05 The list begins
  • 08:40 Keeping It In The Family
  • 10:05 Taking It Overseas
  • 13:35 Sweet Local Tastes
  • 14:35 America’s Best Doughnuts
  • 18:50 Loving This Repeat
  • 20:30 Great Minds Think Alike
  • 27:10 Bringing It Back
  • 32:25 #1A and #1B – Breaking The Rules

Links

Multi Locations

Homemade

  • Julie’s Peppermint Bark

Budapest

British Columbia

Denver

Philadelphia

Maine

Nashville

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Best Beers – 2018 in Review

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We return with Part 5 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

Check out Part 2: Superlatives

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Check out Part 4: Best Coffee & Wine

2018 was a great year for beer!

Listen to hear our best Beer experiences of 2018, Trav has cheated by having 8 while Heather has 7! Including a few that happened during the Old Bess adventures.

What were your best beer experiences in 2018? Where do we absolutely need to go? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

 

  • 06:40 Honorable Mentions
  • 10:57 The list begins
  • 25:13 Oversea Winners
  • 47:35 Number 1’s

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Colorado

Montana

Wyoming

Florida

Minnesota

Virginia

Iowa

Pennslyvania

Vancouver

British Columbia

Budapest, Hungary

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Best Coffee & Wine – 2018 in Review

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We return with Part 4 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

Check out Part 2: Superlatives

Check out Part 3: Best Meals

Heather’s favorite activities mean she’s in charge today!

While she didn’t drink a lot of wine in 2018, there are still a couple of awesome spots to mention, and there were quite a few coffee shops visited along the last 12 months!

Join us today as Heather shares her top 4 wine experiences and top 10 coffee shops of 2018

What has been your favorite wine and/or coffee? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

 

In This Episode

  • 06:05 Top 4 Wine Experiences
  • 15:10 Honorable Mentions For Coffee
  • 17:55 Top Ten Coffee Experiences

 

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Wines:

British Columbia

Majorca

  • Annabelle Wine Bar
  • Azabache Tempranillo

Budapest

 

Coffee:

Denver

Chicago

Iowa

Vancouver, B.C.

Austin

Nashville

Budapest

 

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Best Meals: 2018 In Review

Best Meals: 2018 in Review

We return with Part 3 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

Check out Part 2: Superlatives

If you know anything about us, it’s that we love to eat. And boy did we eat a lot in 2018!

Today Heather and I are going to go through our top 10 meals of the year (each) for a total of 20 awesome places around the world that you should definitely check out if you’re going to be in the neighborhood!

From Budapest and Vancouver to Philadelphia and Austin, we truly span the globe with today’s episode!

What were your favorite meals of 2018? If you get to hit up any of the places we list then please let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @extrapackofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 07:06 Honorable Mentions
  • 11:26 The List Begins
  • 15:25 Brunch Is A Weird Thing For Trav
  • 16:55 The Obscure One & The #1 Sandwich
  • 19:43 Tacos…Of Course!
  • 21:57 Love For Philly
  • 23:36 Best Burger In Trav’s Life
  • 25:32 More Philly Love
  • 29:00 Florida Representing
  • 31:00 Don’t Be A Jerk..Or Maybe It’s A Good Thing
  • 33:00 Making It On Both Lists
  • 36:35 All By Myself With A Latin Flair
  • 38:33 Brunch + Budapest
  • 42:40 Hungry For Hungary
  • 45:26 Best Restaurant In Philly
  • 49:47 #LoveNapkins
  • 53:43 The Top Meals

Important Links

 

Austin

 

British Columbia

 

Budapest

 

Denver

 

Florida

 

Majorca – Port of Alcudia

 

Montana

 

Ohio

 

Philly

 

Phoenixville

 

Vancouver

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