Episode 29: Los Angeles

 

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Kathy and Ines share their experiences, tips and recommendations for Los Angeles, California. Topics include getting around without a car (it can be done!), accommodation options, best eats (hello, taco trucks!), and the hits and misses of the sprawling city. Kathy also shows how to do L.A. during the crazed frenzy of Oscar weekend. Love it or hate it or feel conflicted about it, the ladies have lots of opinions about the Left Coast.

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Episode 28: Disney for Haters with Erika Toy

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Is Ines and Kathy’s cynicism any match for the Magic Kingdom? Former Disney employee and native Floridian Erika Toy thinks not! Erika pleads the case that Disney resorts can be an amazing adventure for the independent woman traveler. Listen as she gives us the lowdown on her time as an employee at Walt Disney World, as well as some history, trivia, and tips for making the most of your time at the theme parks. We also delve into Disney’s dark side, including the reason that no one ever dies at Disney. So join us and let us know your vote: is Disney a relaxing getaway or a Mickey Mouse trap?

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Meet Erika Toy, Defender of the Disney Vacay

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Erika Toy is a native Floridan who moved to Chicago to study comedy. She has a degree in Theatre and is also a graduate of The Second City’s Writing and Conservatory programs. Her Hogwarts House is Ravenclaw. Some of Erika’s interests include reading, watching too much tv, and procrastinating her writing. She can currently be found playing on the House Team Chaos at CSz Theatre. You can follow her on Twitter @air_rocka where Mindy Kaling once acknowledged her existence.

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Meet Beth Winer, Music Fest Traveler

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On this week’s episode we talk to Phish head and all-around music fan Beth Winer about traveling to and surviving music festival season. Beth was born and raised on the far north side of Chicago in West Rogers Park and graduated from Chicago Public Schools before going to the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After college, she moved back to Chicago and have been working in association management since 1996. She has also traveled far and wide to enjoy the sweet, sweet jams of her favorite musicians. Find out more about Beth below!

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