Destination Diaries: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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When people hear Santiago de Compostela, they invariably think of The Camino.

And if you want to know everything about walking The Camino, including how to avoid getting blisters, here’s an earlier interview I did with my twin sister Gale.

But Santiago de Compostela has much more to offer than just The Camino, including some delicious food, an amazing cathedral, and some incredible surrounding countryside.

Today, Gale is back to tell you all the best things to do, see, and eat in Santiago and the surrounding area of Galicia, including where to find the best sangria!

After listening, you’ll realize that you need to get to this remote northwest corner of Spain whether you’re planning on hiking the Camino or not!

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In This Episode:

  • Best day of the week to visit the Santiago Cathedral.
  • A classy restaurant…and an amazing value restaurant.
  • Where to stay in both the old city and right outside of it.
  • Santiago’s best sangria.
  • Amazing day trips from Santiago.
  • Where to find Celtic ruins that are only known to locals.
  • The world’s best tortilla Espanola.
  • How to make sure that you get a spot at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

and much more!

Links Discussed in This Episode:

Things to Do in Santiago

Places to Eat/Drink in Santiago

Places to stay in Santiago

Day Trips from Santiago

Places to eat and stay in Cangas

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Destination Diaries- Croatia

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Croatia is a land of beautiful beaches, well preserved historical sites, and delicious fried calamari.

In today’s episode, Heather and I take a look back at our 3 weeks in Eastern Europe, most notably, the time we spent on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik.

From walking the walls of a historical city to exploring abandoned resorts and delicious mini pizzas to giant meat platters, this episode is a great overview of the sights and tastes of Croatia.

We’ll share some of the best places we stayed, ate, and adventured, and make you long for the clear waters and brilliant views that make up the Dalmatian Coast.

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Links for Things We Recommend in Croatia

  • Our itinerary: Split – Brac – Makarska – Dubrovnik – Kupari
  • Natasa’s Apartment – Our wonderful host in Split found through AirBnB.
  • Popaj – Food cart – Great fast food outside of our apartment in Split. $1 Mini Pizzas!
  • Buffet Fife – Highly recommended restaurant in Split, delicious fried calamari.
  • Konoba Korta – Restaurant in Split with delicious giant meat platters
  • Konoba Matejuska – Good, fairly cheap wine in Split. The Fish platter for two was really unique.
  • Guesthouse Vicelic – Our guesthouse in Dubrovnik. The owner Darko was amazing.
  • Nishta – Vegetarian restaurant with great tali & falafel in Dubrovnik
  • Wanda – Best bread and pesto in Dubrovnik, if not the world.
  • D’Vino Wine Par – Great wines in Dubrovnik
  • Pizza Mirakul – Good pizza if you’re in Old Town. Not cheap, but delicious.

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EPoP 057: Destination Diaries- India

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India is an assault on the senses, a country of amazing colors, contrasts, and mostly, confusion.

And a country that can’t begin to understand until after you’ve been there, and one you won’t fully understand afterward.

In today’s episode, Trav and Heather break down their three-week adventure through India, telling you their favorite places they stayed, ate, and experiences they had.

From galloping on camels through a driving sandstorm to riding in a flashing neon tuk-tuk with a driver swigging vodka and trying to sell them textiles, these stories are ones that could only happen in India.

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Links for Things We Recommend in India

  • Our itinerary:  Mumbai-Agra-Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Mumbai

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Summer Destinations Part 1: International

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Summer Destinations Part 1: International

With travel opening back up, where do you want to go first (internationally)? Because we loved this topic so much we are splitting this conversation into two episodes and therefore splitting our list in two as well. Today, we will be covering our international destinations that currently (May 2021) have their borders open to vaccinated tourists (& only a couple that we are still waiting on).

If you are craving travel as much as we are, this episode will fill your travel list with some great accessible international destinations.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus.

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In This Episode

  • 08:55 Honorable Mentions
  • 11:45 Where In Eastern Europe?
  • 13:55 Heather’s Favorite Country
  • 15:50 Trav Is All About The Experience
  • 17:30 Viva La…
  • 19:50 Mitko Is In The Know With This Place
  • 22:15 Still Waiting On The Borders Opening
  • 24:35 The Island Life Is Calling
  • 26:50 Number Ones

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Destination Diary: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Destination Diary: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

You asked for it and today you are getting it! Our destination diary on Tamarindo, Costa Rica has arrived and it is jam-packed with great places, ideas, eats, etc. Since we spent such a long time here we are giving you all the insights that we learned during this time. Enjoy!

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Getting There:

  • Liberia Airport
    • Shuttle 1:15 hr – $80
  • San Jose
    • Shuttle 4 hours – $$$
  • Renting A Car
    • $1,300 / Month
    • $300 / Week
    • $12 / day Includes Mandatory Insurance

Getting Around:

  • Within The Town
    • Walk
    • Golf Cart
    • Car

 

Stay:

  • Tamarindo
  • Langosta
    • More Residential – Would Want A Car Or At Least A Bike To Get To Town

Food & Drink:

Activities:

Shops:

Can’t Miss OR Skip:

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