The Travel Tidbits Podcast

Travel Tidbits – hosted by the agents of Pineapple Escapes. Join us as we discuss the latest in travel news, destinations, and tips for the savvy traveler. After all, travel makes life sweeter!

Last Minute Memorial Day Getaways EP 49
7 min
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras EP 48
33 min
Cruising a Megaship EP 47
9 min
Tasty Travels NYC: In the Boros! EP 46
7 min
Our Perfect Day at Universal Orlando Resort EP 45
31 min
Why I Love Disney's Animal Kingdom EP 44
18 min
Taylor's EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival Trip Re...
12 min
Disney Cruise Line Concierge Level Cruise | Tri...
33 min
Travel Safety: Avoiding Scams and Theft While T...
14 min
Xcaret Parks & Tours, Part 3- Tulum/Xel-Ha EP 40
15 min
Hot Pineapple Debate - Beaches: Ochos Rios vs. ...
44 min
Beaches - Turks and Caicos EP 38
12 min
Beaches - Ocho Rios EP 37
10 min
Disney Cruise Line - Concierge Level Perks! EP 36
13 min
Disney California Adventure Avenger's Campus EP 35
12 min
Traveling to NYC with Kids EP 34
13 min
Dining at Universal Orlando Resort EP 33
43 min
Xcaret Parks & Tours, Part 2- Xcaret Mexico EP 32
14 min
Loews Royal Pacific Resort EP 31
11 min
Disney Cruise Line: The 'Magic' of Cruising wit...
21 min
Top 5 Reasons to Plan a Romantic Escape EP 29
12 min
Favorite US Beach Destinations EP 28
12 min
Amawaterways Rhine River Cruise EP 27
33 min
Xcaret Parks & Tours, Part 1- Xenses EP 26
10 min
Follow up to Holidays at Universal and Disney E25
33 min
Disney Cruise Holiday EP 24
6 min
2022 Travel Trends (Happy New Year!) EP 23
12 min
Disney Peloton Riders E22
26 min
Run Disney EP 21
9 min
My First Trip to Disney EP 20
11 min
Hot Pineapple Debate - Christmas at Disney vs C...
32 min
The Importance of Travel Insurance EP 18
13 min
Packing for Maui EP 17
9 min
Gifting Travel EP 16
33 min
Disney Genie+ EP 15
16 min
Top 5 things to do in Atlanta EP 14
11 min
Dining at Disney World EP 13
33 min
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration ...
10 min
Top 5 Attractions at Animal Kingdom EP 11
Join Kristi in another tidbit episode where she reviews her top 5 attractions at Disney World- this episode reviews Animal Kingdom.
6 min
Cancun FAM EP 10
Last month, 10 of the Pineapple Escapes agents traveled to Cancun for a familiarization trip and got to tour 10 different resorts. Taylor, Sharon, and Erin share their favorite resorts in a bunch of different categories to make your resort decision...
38 min
Top 5 Attractions in Pigeon Forge EP 9
Sharon and her husband fell in love with Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on their honeymoon and have since shared that love with their boys. Even though Pigeon Forge is a small town it is a popular vacation destination for couples and families. Sharon shares...
9 min
Ghost Tours in Savannah EP 8
Get ready for the spooky season with Nikki as she discusses ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia. You do not have to be a paranormal enthusiast to enjoy these thrilling and exciting tours of this haunted, historic city.
6 min
Hotel Xcaret EP 7
Jamie, Erin, and Kristi visited Hotel Xcaret and several of the parks to preview the big Pineapple Escapes group trip next year. If you're interested in joining our group trip please contact us at for more info.
40 min
Disney's Boo Bash EP 6
Samantha joins us again, this time with her youngest son, Andrew, to chat about her Halloween experience at Disney's newest, Boo Bash event.
8 min
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando EP 5
Spooky season is here- which means it's time for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando! Hear firsthand from Samantha and her son, Matthew on what to expect and their review from the evening of frights.
14 min
Disney Cruise Lines- Disney Dream EP 4
Kristi, Kayla, Samantha, and Jamie just returned from a lovely cruise on the Disney Dream. Listen in for tips and tricks and also updates on cruising protocols.
34 min
Navarre Beach EP 3
Erin shares her experience at Navarre beach in Florida. It is a quieter, less touristy beach and is great for someone looking for a hidden gem in the gulf coast.
9 min
What to Expect at the 50th Anniversary E2
Sharon, Nikki, and Laura talk about what to expect at the up and coming Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! They will all be there on October 1st to celebrate and keep us posted on Pineapple Escapes social media.
37 min
VIP Tour Experience at Universal Studios Hollyw...
Part 3 of 3 of Jamie and Bo's California adventure. They got to do the VIP Tour Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and talk about their experience and the differences between Universal Orlando.
15 min
Top 5 Attractions at Disney California Adventur...
Part 2 of 3 where Jamie and her son, Bo discuss their favorites from their most recent trip to California. This week they review Disney California Adventure attractions.
15 min
Top 5 Attractions at Disneyland EP: 49
15 min
Universal for Potter Nerds Part 2 EP 48
Here is part 2 of the Universal for Potter Nerds where Celina, Jamie, Sharon, and Nikki talk about all things Universal Orlando Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle located in Islands of Adventure.
39 min
Traveling with Food Allergies EP 47
Kate gives her best advice when you are traveling with someone who has food allergies.
6 min
Top 5 Attractions South Dakota EP 46
Listen in for Laura's top 5 places to visit in South Dakota- a place her family loves to visit!
7 min
Universal for Potter Nerds Part 1 EP 45
Celina, Jamie, Nikki, and Sharon talk about all things Harry Potter for the Potterheads who visit Universal Orlando and Hollywood. This is 1 of 2 episodes!
72 min
Halloween at the Magic Kingdom EP 44
Erin talks about what to expect during Halloween at the Magic Kingdom.
9 min
Top 5 Attractions at Epcot EP 43
In this weeks tidbit episode, Kristi reviews her top 5 favorite attractions at Disney's Epcot! Make sure to check out her top 5 favorite attractions at Magic Kingdom in Tidbit Episode #6.
6 min
Cancun, Mexico/Dreams Playa Mujeres EP 42
Jamie and Sharon and their families celebrate Jamie's birthday in Cancun! Tune in to hear about their review of Dreams Playa Mujeres and their favorite things to do while at the resort.
56 min
5 Favorite Spots in Alaska EP 41
Samantha discusses her most recent family trip to Alaska and her top 5 favorite moments.
6 min
Road Trip Hacks EP 40
Road trips can be fun if planned accordingly. Listen to this tidbit episode where Taylor reveals her road trip hacks to having a stress free trip!
8 min
Viva Las Vegas EP 39
This week, Ashley and Taylor talk about their most recent agent trip to Las Vegas and highlight their favorite resorts, food, and activities on and off the strip.
31 min
Karri's Favorite Restaurants EP 38
Karri talks about her favorite restaurants in the United States, that she has discovered while traveling.
5 min
Travel Credit Cards EP 37
Samantha shares her tips and tricks to travel credit cards and which ones to pick based on your needs.
6 min
Our Favorite Walt Disney World Attractions EP 36
This episode is all things Disney World attractions. Join Jamie, Kayla, and Erin as they discuss their favorite things to see and do while visiting Walt Disney World.
43 min
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Discovery Cove EP 35
Jamie discusses her top 5 reasons why you should visit Discovery Cove in Orlando!  
15 min
Travel Tidbit #8- Seaworld Orlando EP 34
Sharon shares her experience at Seaworld Orlando.
11 min
Honeymoon Travel Planning EP 33
Are you planning your honeymoon? Agents Niki and Leslie discuss all things honeymoon planning.
27 min
Travel Tidbit #7 - Top 5 Indoor Water Parks EP 32
Summer or winter, an indoor water park can be a perfect getaway for the entire family! Laura highlights her Top 5 indoor water parks!
5 min
Travel Tidbit #6 - Top 5 Rides at the Magic Kin...
Kristi shares her top 5 rides in the Magic Kingdom!
6 min
New U.S. Roller Coasters 2021 EP 30
Kristi and Jennifer discuss the new roller coasters debuting in the United States in 2021!
23 min
Travel Tidbits #5: Top Five Ways to Add Extra M...
Join us as we discuss tips and tricks to help make your trip to Magic Kingdom just a little more magical. From park opening to close, Jeni provides some secrets that will be sure to add a little more fun to your Magic Kingdom vacation.
9 min
Travel Tidbit #4 - New MDE Experiences EP 28
MyDisneyExperience is undergoing some great new changes to make your trip to Walt Disney World even better!
6 min
Universal’s Volcano Bay EP 24
This week, , , and discuss our favorite water theme park, Universal’s Volcano Bay! The Core  We absolutely love Universal Orlando Resort and our agents have trained extensively both on-line and in-person.  At least one of our agents has...
43 min
Travel Tidbit #3 - Disney Dining Plan Tips and ...
The Walt Disney World dining plan is a very popular option for those visiting the parks. We talk about some of our favorite features and tips and tricks for finding the most value from the plan!
6 min
Travel Tidbit #2 - Packing Tips and Tricks EP 25
Packing can be overwhelming! Samantha shares her favorite packing tips and tricks to help make the process easier.
5 min
Return to Cruising and New Protocols EP 24
This week, , , and discuss the comeback of cruising and the new requirements and safe cruising guidelines. The Core  We are all ready to see cruises return!  At this point, United States ports have continued to extend the pause on sailing,...
37 min
Our Favorite Spots on Oahu EP 23
Jamie's shares her family's 5 favorite spots on Oahu after their recent trip to Hawaii!
9 min
Tipping While Traveling EP 22
This week, ,  and discuss tipping while traveling!   The Core   Tipping while traveling is a surprisingly fraught issue and many of our clients have very different philosophies regarding tipping.  We share our...
34 min
What We Love About Disney’s Animal Kingdom EP 21
This week, Jeni, Taylor, and Jamie discuss Disney’s Animal Kingdom and everything they love about this special Walt Disney World park.    The Core   Many of our clients assume that Animal Kingdom is a zoo and not...
31 min
Safety Protocols at Disney and Universal EP 20
Kristi, Samantha, and Celina discuss the safety protocols at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort and the Orlando theme parks are taking precautions to keep guests safe.  The Core   Traveling to Orlando is an important...
29 min
How to Choose a Travel Agent EP 19
, , and discuss how to choose a travel agent, including the characteristics you should look for when selecting an agent and their journey to become agents themselves.    The Core   While of course we would love for all of...
32 min
The Future of Travel EP 18
 and  discuss how travel has changed since the pandemic and what the future of travel looks like for all of us.    Slice of Life   Taylor participated in the Disney College Program and was able to work in...
28 min
Spring Break Escapes EP 17
Sharon and  talk about their favorite Spring Break Escapes for 2021 and ways to travel and travel safely!    The Core   Our favorite Spring Break Escapes for 2021!  We discuss each destination and give our...
36 min
Global Entry, TSA Precheck, CLEAR EP 16
, , , and  share their thoughts on Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and CLEAR and share how these services can make travel more efficient and easier for frequent travelers. The Core   Faster and less invasive security checks – do not have...
25 min
COVID Requirements EP 15
The new CDC guidelines have many travelers concerned regarding international travel.  Four of our agents, Ashley (), Kate (), Samanatha (), and Jamie (), headed to Punta Cana to experience the new requirements...
28 min
All Inclusive Escapes - EP 14
All-inclusive escapes can provide the perfect relaxing getaway for couples and families!  This week, Leslie and Jamie discuss their experiences with all-inclusive resorts and excursions.  Slice of Life   Leslie is constantly on...
32 min
Weekend Getaways from the Midwest EP 13
Sometimes there just aren’t enough days of vacation in a year, so taking getaways over long-weekends can be a way to explore and see more, while saving vacation days for longer trips.  This week and Jamie discuss some weekend getaways they...
37 min
Traveling with Young Children EP 12
Traveling with little ones can be anxiety producing and stressful! This week and discuss their experiences traveling with little ones and give some helpful tips and tricks to make it more enjoyable for the entire family! Slice of Life  Laura...
26 min
Couples Trips and Valentine’s Travel EP11
 and discuss how important couples trips are to reconnect with your significant other and escape everyday life.  With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, couples getaways can be an ideal gift!  Slice of Life   Karri is...
21 min
International Travel and What We’ve Missed Duri...
International travel provides so many opportunities to experience different cultures, backgrounds, and ways of life.  This week, is joined by to discuss international travel and what they have missed during the pandemic.  Slice of...
29 min
Budgeting and Saving for Travel EP 9
Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive.  joins this week to discuss budgeting and saving for travel.      Slice of Life   Samantha is a mom of 4 and has been married to her husband, Donald, for 11 years.  Her...
33 min
We Love the Magic Kingdom EP 8
is joined this week by as they discuss everything they love about the Magic Kingdom!  Slice of Life   Jeni is a special education teacher and balances her full-time career with being a mom and a travel agent.  Jeni cites...
28 min
New Year’s Travel Wish List EP: 7
and focus on their wish lists for 2021 travel in this week’s episode of The Travel Tidbits Podcast.  They discuss how 2020 impacted their travel plans and all of the travel they hope to experience in 2021 as “revenge travel” for 2020! ...
34 min
COVID & Revenge Travel EP: 6
is joined this week by as they discuss the impact that COVID has had on the travel industry and their thoughts on the concept of revenge travel. Slice of Life Niki has a background in education and is continuing to teach remotely part-time as she...
30 min
Winter Escapes EP: 5
On Episode 5 of the Travel Tidbits podcast, is joined by to discuss Winter Escapes – both for those who love cold weather and want to embrace and those who want to escape the cold! Slice of Life Celina grew up in the military and has lived in...
23 min
Why You Should Use a Travel Agent EP:4
In this week’s episode, is discussing the benefits of using a travel agent with .  There are many misconceptions regarding travel agents that Jamie and Kristi discuss. Slice of Life Kristi has always loved to travel and utilizes her...
27 min
The Gift of Travel and Traveling at the Holiday...
In this week’s episode, is chatting with who is a nurse anesthetist in addition to being part of the Pineapple Escapes team. She combines her love of travel with her desire to help people and enjoys being able to do both. Slice of Life Training...
18 min
Travel During COVID EP: 2
Travel during a pandemic has changed the types of travel and how individuals travel. is joined by Pineapple Escapes team member, , for this episode. Slice of Life Ashley participated in agent training in Florida (with Jamie and the team) recently...
28 min
Disney and Universal at the Holidays EP: 1
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Travel Tidbits podcast. Host is the owner of where they focus on helping their clients have wonderful memory-filled vacations. Jamie knows firsthand that travel makes life sweeter and this podcast will help...
20 min