Stephanie Sailor and her husband Ben just went on their first trip overseas to Greece and Turkey so Ben could run the original marathon in Athens, and so that they could finally quench their craving to travel to Europe. In this episode, we chat with Steph about all things “first time traveler.” She shares all sorts of advice about how she prepared, including specifics about packing, what books and resources they used and carried with them on the road, what fears she had, what mistakes she made, what surprised her about travel, what she learned about herself, and of course, where they’re planning on going next.
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About Stephanie & Ben
Stephanie and Ben live in Waconia, MN, have been married for five and a half years and have two Cavaliers that are like their children. They love to stay active, camping, hiking, boating, playing tennis and volleyball, and basically anything else outside. They have traveled to numerous places throughout the U.S., Mexico, the Bahamas and just recently took at trip abroad to Greece and Turkey. Ben is an avid runner and has ran three marathons (including the Athens marathon in November 2014) and two half marathons. Stephanie loves to take Zumba classes and works with a personal trainer on a regular basis. When they are not running around, they enjoy craft beer, trying new cuisine, and spending a lot of time with friends and family.
Episode 45 Show Notes
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Rick Steve’s Greece, Istanbul
The Aspiring Traveler’s Handbook
Stephanie’s advice for new travelers: Do NOT overpack!
Thanks again to Stephanie for sharing with us!
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