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Travel Quips Podcast

Mar 23, 2019

In this episode of the Travel Quips Podcast, Reyna Simone discusses three alternatives to staying in traditional hotels—especially for short trips, budget conscious trips, or layovers:  hostels, airport nap pods, and overnight trains and busses.


Travel Quips Blog Post:  Should I Hostel?

Travel Quips Blog Post:  Hosteling Expectations

Izzzleep Mexico City Airport Sleep Pods:

Reyna's Pictures from her night at Izzzleep! 



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1).  Go to:

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3).  Find the category “Best Local Podcast.”  If you are on a laptop, you should be able to see a list of categories on the left side of your screen. 

4). Click the word “Nominate” beside Travel Quips.  The top nominees will go on to the final round in April! 

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Do you have a travel related question that you would like Reyna Simone to answer?  You can leave a voicemail here—Reyna Simone may play it on the podcast!  Just make sure the message is 90 seconds or less and don’t forget to say your first name and where you are from.  Or you can email your travel questions to


Podcast Music & Sound Effects

French Disco by Felipe Adorno Vassao available at

Screams of Frustration by jorickhoffd.  Attribution License: .  Available at

Cool Pop by Brion Kennedy available at SoundExpress/Getty Images