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Episode 20: Spiritual Gifts – Part 1

In this episode, the Lead.Travel.Pray. team discusses ways to create habits around prayer, gratitude and attending church. We offer suggestion based on what we have tried…and are often still failing to do. Ultimately we believe each person can and will find the spiritual discipline that fits them.

Helpful apps for prayers and devotions:

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Episode 17: In transit – Renting a Ride

  • How to decide if you should rent:
    • Consider what mass transit and ride share options are available
    • If trying to cover a lot of ground and see a variety of sights, you will probably want the convenience of having your own car.
    • Costs can also be a factor. Sometimes it is cheaper to rent a car to get to and from your destination than ride share or taxis.
  • Rental tips:
    • Loyalty programs can have advantages for rates and efficiency – often getting to skip past the rental counter and go straight to the car
    • Cars may also be cheaper through 3rd party booking sites like Orbitz, Priceline & Expedia
    • Prices can fluctuate so it is worthwhile to look frequently in case a better deal is now available. Most reservations can be cancelled ahead of time with no penalty so you may decide to rebook a cheaper rate or to upgrade to a larger car class.
  • Reservation tips
    • Never pay full price – look for coupons (like in the Entertainment book)
    • Pay attention to what kind of deposit the rental car company expects – this can vary greatly when you travel global
    • Research the baggage space to know you have enough space
    • Smaller cars generally work better in Europe
  • Check the car before you leave the lot
    • Take picture of any damage on the car before you leave the lot
    • Don’t sign a damage form before looking the car over
    • Adjust your seat, mirrors, etc. before you leave the rental lot
    • The gas gauge tells you which side to pump the gas

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Episode 16: In Transit – Road Trippin’

  • Planning:
    • Plan your route ahead of time
    • Leverage GPS
  • Entertainment:
    • Audio book options- Libby & Overdrive
    • Movies
      • Renting movies & TV shows is also an option on iTunes
      • Download movies before your trip – you’ll likely need WIFI to do the download
    • Road trip games – apps & bingo cards
  • Food:
    • Snacks – we like a variety of healthy (nuts & fruit) and unhealthy (soda & candy)
    • Yelp & Open Table are good for restaurant recommendations
    • Each kid might like their own snack bin – like a personalized kid bento box
    • Starbucks has nice protein snack pack options

Safety tip – For long trips, you might want to get a tune-up and have your car checked over by a professional before heading out.

More #roadtrip posts from our #100days100traveltips series.