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The Roaming Yeti

Do you dream of theme park thrills, quirky roadside finds, and hidden gems beyond the guidebooks? Are life's responsibilities keeping you chained to your desk, leaving you yearning for an escape you just don't have time to plan? Fear not, fellow adventurer! Roaming Yeti’s Travel Beyond the Guide Book is your passport to unforgettable journeys, both big and small. I understand the struggle. You crave unique travel experiences and places that spark your imagination and leave you with stories to tell. But planning can be overwhelming, leaving you stuck daydreaming instead of exploring. That's where I come in. Join me, Beth, aka the Roaming Yeti, your Gen-X explorer, on a journey to discover hidden gems. In each episode, I delve into the world of pop-culture destinations, theme parks, roadside attractions, and nostalgic locations, uncovering their secrets and backstories. I share insider tips and expert interviews, equipping you with the knowledge to plan your own personalized adventure. Think of it as traveling with your coolest nerdy friend: the one who loves unique finds, delves into the lore, and thrives on off-the-beaten-path adventures. I will guide you through themed experiences, road trips, and pop-culture havens, igniting your wanderlust and empowering you to use up those vacation days in the most fulfilling way possible. Ready to trade daydreams for real adventures? Hit that subscribe button and let me be your passport to a world of wonder. I will help you travel your way and create memories that last a lifetime. Are you ready? Let's roam! read less
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Episodes

E48 – Updates and Hiatus
Nov 29 2023
E48 – Updates and Hiatus
In this episode, Beth provides some insight into upcoming trips and taking an hiatus on new episodes until the new year. The new year will bring new adventures, stories, and nostalgia of your favorite places. During hiatus, there will be a new website and a few other surprises. So stay tuned and let us know on social media if there are any topics you would like covered next year. Happy Holidays and New Year! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theroamingyeti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_roaming_yeti/ Transcript Here is a transcript of the podcast. Please remember this was done via AI, so there are typos and mistakes. Beth 0:05 Welcome to the roaming Yeti podcast where we share travel stories full of nostalgia, interesting locations and the tales behind those locations. I am your host and head Yeti Beth Schillaci. Today, I want to talk about an upcoming trip. And a short break I will be taking from new episodes. So if you've been listening the past couple of weeks, you know that we have a trip to universal and Disney coming up to kick off winter break. We are actually making a road trip, making it a road trip from Cincinnati to Orlando, we have about two two and a half days to make the 1213 hour drive. So we're still working on a route and trying to figure out where we want to stop where we want to spend the night. But we know one place we want to stop and it's just a little bit off. One of the routes is that there's apparently the largest buggies or it's maybe it's the largest convenience store gas station in the world. I'm not really sure which which largest it is. But yes, in Cedarville, Tennessee is this buches we have not yet been to a buches. We saw many billboards driving down to Disney a few years ago, but never stopped. Since then, I have been educated on what exactly a buches is. And therefore now I need to check it out. Yes, it's a gas station and convenience store. And I'm very excited about it. And if you have been, and you know what I should like what should I be buying? What do we need to stock up on? Put it into my social media account? Hit the website, the Roman yeti.com Hit the contact form. Please let me know what what what's your favorite product and also if you're new in the Knoxville area, anything else we should be doing while there. We will not be stopping at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. I really want to stop especially as the holidays to see the Christmas decorations. But that's not going to happen. It's going to stay on the bucket list for now. Another stuff we've talked about is Atlanta. Thank you, Shawn. This is this is because of your excellent episode giving us insider information on Atlanta. It's a man of my top to visit in the US list. And if you have not heard that episode, it's probably not available on any of the podcast episodes. Apps anymore. It is on our website, the roaming yeti.com Check out Shawn's Atlanta episode. It's excellent. She gives us so many places to check out. And but I don't know how much time we'll have. So probably won't be able to check most of them out. I do have a few TV movie locations I'd like to visit. Stay tuned. I'll let you know if that happens and what those are. And then you know, we get back. We have the holidays. I'm looking forward to seeing family and spending time with them. And I really thought like, Okay, we'll get done with winter break. We'll get back on schedule, we'll sort of slow down. And what did I do? I signed up for a podcast conference in Orlando near the end of January. And I hadn't been to a conference in a long time. You know, I really want to be in this podcast game for a long haul and I just thought it'd be fun to go learn network get to you know, see who else is out there. Plus, I mean Orlando in January Yes, please. This M
E43 – Haunted Places in the US Part 2 – Exploring Haunted Hotels and Ships
Oct 25 2023
E43 – Haunted Places in the US Part 2 – Exploring Haunted Hotels and Ships
Beth Schillaci, the host of The Roaming Yeti podcast, is back with another spooky episode. In this installment, she delves into the haunted histories of hotels and ships in the United States. Beth's passion for adventure and history led her to uncover some chilling tales that will send shivers down your spine. From the famous Stanley Hotel in Colorado, known for its association with Stephen King's "The Shining," to the eerie Crescent Hotel in Arkansas, once a controversial cancer hospital, these locations are filled with ghostly encounters. Beth also takes us to the Jerome Grand Hotel in Arizona, where former patients and even a ghost cat make their presence known. And don't forget the USS Hornet, a museum ship in California, which has earned the nickname "The Great Ghost" due to its haunted reputation. Join Beth as she shares these spine-tingling stories and invites you to explore the dark side of history. Get ready for a hauntingly good time on The Roaming Yeti podcast. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the dark history and paranormal encounters at the iconic Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King's "The Shining."Explore the haunted secrets of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and uncover the unsettling experiences reported by guests and staff.Dive into the chilling tales of paranormal activity on the USS Hornet museum ship, where visitors have encountered ghostly apparitions and unexplained phenomena.Uncover the ghostly encounters and eerie mysteries surrounding the legendary Queen Mary ocean liner, a ship with a rich history and a haunting reputation.Immerse yourself in the haunted stories and spine-tingling adventures that await in these haunted hotels and ships across the United States.