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Happy Women Travel More

Wild Hair Travels

A relatable self development podcast with a travel twist for the professional woman who wants to live a happy and a balanced life with a ton of amazing travel. We have down-to-earth chats about the constraints of time and money, giving ourselves permission to make our desires a priority, and the practical steps and mindset shifts to bring more travel into our lives. You’ll enjoy a blend of motivational pep talks and actionable advice for finding happiness in our normal work-life routine, with a healthy dose of practical travel tips and vacation destination feature episodes to inspire your future travels. Let's start your journey to daily happiness and more travel! Join the Happy Women Travel More Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/happywomentravelmore

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089: Here's What I Think About Themed Vacations
4d ago
089: Here's What I Think About Themed Vacations
Culinary and wine vacations. Multi-Gen Family vacations. Safari & Adventure vacations. Sightseeing vacations. Themed vacation packages or itineraries are the travel industry's best attempt at categorizing experiences to travelers with a similar interest or a similar travel group. But especially for women who like to dip their toe into all kinds of experiences on their vacations, it can be hard to find a themed vacation that doesn’t feel like a trap. And if you do think that you might want to sign up for a themed vacation, there are TWO pieces of your travel style that you have to consider, and ONE other thing that you can't forget, too. Get Angela's help in planning your highly personalized vacation:
089: Here's What I Think About Themed Vacations
4d ago
089: Here's What I Think About Themed Vacations
Culinary and wine vacations. Multi-Gen Family vacations. Safari & Adventure vacations. Sightseeing vacations. Themed vacation packages or itineraries are the travel industry's best attempt at categorizing experiences to travelers with a similar interest or a similar travel group. But especially for women who like to dip their toe into all kinds of experiences on their vacations, it can be hard to find a themed vacation that doesn’t feel like a trap. And if you do think that you might want to sign up for a themed vacation, there are TWO pieces of your travel style that you have to consider, and ONE other thing that you can't forget, too. Get Angela's help in planning your highly personalized vacation:
088: A Simpler Approach to a Healthier & Happier You w/ Megan Dahlman
Jun 14 2022
088: A Simpler Approach to a Healthier & Happier You w/ Megan Dahlman
When you’re healthy, you’re happy. But things like fitting in a workout, creating healthy meal plans, and staying consistent can be so dang hard. If you’re finding yourself wishing you felt better, energized, and stronger, this conversation with Certified Trainer and Nutrition Coach Megan Dahlman is your guiding light to getting back to a healthier (+happier) version of you. Megan covers how to start down the journey to becoming fit again when you feel like you’re at the starting line, including 2 practical and simple tips that will forever change how you look at exercising and eating right. She also talks us through the 3 roadblocks that tend to impede our progress after we start gaining momentum, and how to bust through them. ----------------Connect w/ Megan:   Listen to the Self Care Simplified Podcast: Connect w/ Angela: www.instagram.com/wildhairtravels
087: Why You Should Travel to Croatia Next
Jun 7 2022
087: Why You Should Travel to Croatia Next
Let me guess: your heart has been longing for Europe. You want to spend your days wandering down idyllic cobblestone streets, feeling like you’ve stepped back in time in your surroundings, and let’s be honest, you’re really looking forward to people watching at streetside cafes. But let me also guess: your heart is longing for the sea and beach and the great outdoors, too. Can you have both in a vacation? Yes, you can - in Croatia. Tune in to this destination feature episode to learn what you need to know about a vacation to Croatia and see whether it’s a fit for your travel style and your next vacation.Get Angela’s help in planning your vacation to Croatia:
086: Consider This Before Making That "Easy" Booking
May 31 2022
086: Consider This Before Making That "Easy" Booking
We are busy. And planning a vacation is a lot of work. So anything that makes planning and booking the vacation easier is a good thing, right? Usually, yes. But just using the filter of “easy to plan and book” for our vacation doesn’t always give us the experience that we had in mind. Let’s chat about some of the things to consider before you let that “easy booking” lure you in! Get Angela’s help in planning your next vacation:
085: Does It Feel Easier to NOT Take a Vacation?
May 24 2022
085: Does It Feel Easier to NOT Take a Vacation?
Usually the thought of taking a vacation sounds amazing, but sometimes it just sounds easier to NOT take one. From delegating tasks and getting ahead on your workload to making sure that your pets and your garden are cared for while you’re away, the sheer amount of prep work that it takes to step away from your career and home life is staggering. And when you start to consider what the vacation will be like traveling with your kids and all of the tiny details that you would need to plan to actually go on this vacation, you’ve suddenly talked yourself out of that idyllic dream vacation within 2 minutes. I get it. But I’m not leaving you behind to talk yourself out of a vacation for the next 5 years. I’m here to help you see how taking consistent vacations can just become a ‘thing that you do’. Get Angela’s help to plan your next vacation:
084: Just Say 'No' To Big Vacations With Big Groups
May 17 2022
084: Just Say 'No' To Big Vacations With Big Groups
Traveling with a big group of people across Europe? Not really a fan. It's one those things that sounds fun in theory, but the reality is more often anything but that idyllic vacation you had in mind. Before you agree to take that big family trip with you parents, aunt, cousins, your cousin's random new boyfriend, your sister, brother-in-law, and toddler nephew, listen to this episode! ;) Connect w/ Angela on Instagram:
083: How I REALLY Felt About Going on Vacation Without My Infant
May 10 2022
083: How I REALLY Felt About Going on Vacation Without My Infant
I took a Caribbean vacation with just my hubby when my baby boy was 8 months old, and I had a LOT of feelings to process before the trip about the decision to leave him at home with grandma. Once we got on the trip, I had even more feelings to process, which were different than expected, and now that it’s been a couple of months since the trip, I can really reflect back on these feelings in a more neutral way. If you feel like you can’t take a vacation because you have a little one, you aren’t alone, but hopefully this chat will give you the perspective and permission to see how it can be possible for you, too. Yes, even with all of the worries!  Connect w/ Angela on Instagram:
082: 4 Signs It's Time For a Girls' Trip
May 3 2022
082: 4 Signs It's Time For a Girls' Trip
There is just something about a girls' trip that is so special. Full of belly laughs and wine, long conversations and shenanigans in a foreign country, and getting to feel a little more carefree than usual, a girls' trip can be just what the doctor ordered. Join me in this chat where I lay out 4 telltale signs that it's time for a girls' trip, and of course give you that nudge you need to decide that it's happening and text your best gal pal TODAY. Get Angela's help in planning your next girls' trip:
081: Don't Forget THIS Cost When Budgeting for Vacation
Apr 26 2022
081: Don't Forget THIS Cost When Budgeting for Vacation
I often see one piece of our vacation cost being forgotten about more than any other. But this piece can be just as much of a big deal as flights and lodging, and budgeting for it upfront is crucial to not being surprised with a big "bill" towards the end of the planning process. So let's talk about it so you never forget about it again! Connect w/ Angela on Instagram: Join the Happy Women Travel More Facebook Group:
080: Why You Should Travel to New Zealand Next
Apr 19 2022
080: Why You Should Travel to New Zealand Next
Is your soul craving a big adventure? Then a vacation to the wild and scenic island of New Zealand might be just what you need. From the mystical fjords and ridiculously blue lakes to the cheeky Kea birds and adorable penguins to the wide open spaces where you can truly breathe fresh air and feel alive – it’s a place to reset your soul and get back in touch with nature. And because it’s way down there on the almost-bottom-of-the-world, it has that extra layer of feeling like a special, faraway, grand adventure. I’ve got all of the deets you need on what a vacation to New Zealand could look like, and because I know that not every destination is for everyone, I’m also helping you see whether it’s a fit for your travel style. Take the Vacation Bucket List Challenge: Get Angela’s help to plan your vacation to New Zealand:
079: Permission 'To Not' When Things Are Tough
Apr 12 2022
079: Permission 'To Not' When Things Are Tough
After a week of sickness in my household, I'm sharing a couple of revelations that I've had that are so important to remember when things are feeling tough. Connect w/ Angela on Instagram:
078: Taking Back Your Free Time
Apr 5 2022
078: Taking Back Your Free Time
When was the last time you had some true whitespace on your calendar? It seems like true free time is becoming more fleeting than ever, as our time away from work is filled with household to-dos, holiday get-togethers, and kids’ birthday parties. If you’ve been finding yourself having very little free time outside of your career or spending your weekends not how you want to spend them, I’m sharing some mindset shifts and practical advice that will show you how to guard your free time like a lioness!Get Angela’s help to plan your next vacation: Connect w/ Angela on Instagram:
077: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Lodging Vibes That Vibe With Your Travel Style
Mar 29 2022
077: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Lodging Vibes That Vibe With Your Travel Style
Finding the perfect place to stay on vacation is officially the worst part of vacation planning, amiright?! On top of the dates and the price and the location, we want the place to make us feel fabulous when we walk in the door. And finding a place that ticks all of those boxes...too hard!!But the good news is that honing in on your travel style will make your “hotel shopping” so much easier, and on this episode, I’m sharing 3 practical filters that you can use on every property you are considering to make sure that it’s the perfect match for your travel style.Join the Happy Women Travel More Facebook Group:
076: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Is Your Travel Style Keeping You In Your Comfort Zone?
Mar 22 2022
076: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Is Your Travel Style Keeping You In Your Comfort Zone?
Is your comfort zone keeping you from better travel experiences? If you’ve found yourself doing the same ‘ol things on vacation to the point that it’s starting to feel a bit - dare I say - "boring", then maybe so. But also maybe not. You might just know your travel style well enough to know which activities that are outside of your comfort zone are worth the momentary discomfort.Our comfort zone is a huge dictator of our vacation experience, and it goes hand in hand with our Confidence travel style, so let’s find a balance between stretching ourselves a bit so we have more impactful experiences, while not getting so far outside of our comfort zone that it flat out doesn’t feel good. Join the Happy Women Travel More Facebook Community:
075: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Let's Talk About Sightseeing
Mar 15 2022
075: Travel Style Series 2.0 - Let's Talk About Sightseeing
We’re back for part 3 of the Travel Style Series 2.0, and we’re talking all about sightseeing! As we dive into this piece of your travel style, we need to get a grip on how sightseeing activities [honestly!] make you feel. I see most women incorporating sightseeing into their itineraries, so whether you’re a diehard sightseer, or you don’t really see the point, we’ve got a lot to talk about on this episode! Listen to episode 24: Learn Your Travel Style (Part 2: Excursions) >>>Join the Happy Women Travel More Facebook Group:
074: Travel Style Series 2.0 - How Do You Like to Approach Your Vacation Days?
Mar 8 2022
074: Travel Style Series 2.0 - How Do You Like to Approach Your Vacation Days?
We’re diving into the 1st piece of your travel style (of 4!) for this 2nd episode of the Travel Style Series 2.0: Planning! One of the most helpful questions you can ask yourself to understand your planning travel style: how do you like to approach your vacation days? Do you prefer to have a plan, go with the flow, or are you somewhere in between?Understanding which way you lean is not as straightforward as you might think, especially if you find yourself in the middle of the spectrum.>>>Need to go back to the fundamentals for this piece of your travel style? Listen to episode 23: Learn Your Travel Style (Part 1: Planning).>>>Join the Happy Women Travel More Facebook Group:
073: Travel Style Series 2.0 - You Don't Have To Do That When You Go There
Mar 1 2022
073: Travel Style Series 2.0 - You Don't Have To Do That When You Go There
It's been a year since the original Learn Your Travel Style series on the podcast, so it's time to bring it back in a bigger and deeper way! On this flagship episode for the Travel Style Series 2.0, we're talking through why learning your travel style helps you take better vacations and also makes planning easier.  Because what I want more than anything is for you to have a rock-solid clarity on how you like to travel so your vacations elevate from the lackluster, status quo vacations that most people take to ones were designed especially for you. Get Angela's support in planning your next vacation:
072: Little Life Upgrades I'm Loving
Feb 22 2022
072: Little Life Upgrades I'm Loving
Sometimes, little things in our life can get so mundane or annoying that they can suck away some of our happiness. And sometimes, we just need to throw some money at these things so we can stop wasting brain space and frustration on them. I'm sharing some of the recent little life upgrades I've made, and as always, giving you the permission to look at YOUR life and find some upgrades to make so your days are just happier. Connect w/ Angela on Instagram:
071: When You're Worried to Go on Vacation
Feb 15 2022
071: When You're Worried to Go on Vacation
Airport anxiety. Being a nervous flyer. Fear of getting lost. Worry about your loved ones you leave back at home. The list of worries that involve a vacation can go on and on. I’m dishing all of the worries that I regularly encounter every time I go on vacation so you can feel normal, validated, and human with your worries, too. And even though I don’t have the answer to getting rid of all of your worries, I do have one piece of advice to give you the courage to travel anyway. Follow Angela on IG:
070: The Vacation - Product vs. Experience
Feb 8 2022
070: The Vacation - Product vs. Experience
Usually one of the first things we do when we start to plan a vacation is hit up ol’ Google to find a flight and a place to stay. But where we’ve gone astray is putting the priority and the emphasis on the products BEFORE focusing on the experience that we want to have. You know I’m all about helping you have YOUR perfect vacation, so let’s talk about a tweak you can make to your vacation planning that will guarantee richer travel experiences for you. Get Angela’s support to plan your next vacation: