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Voca Vacay

Join Frank and Marie on their travel experiences, whether it's to faraway lands or just stomping around at local concerts and events. Remember to vacation like it's your job and live vicariously through yourself!


The Maine Problem!
Lobstah! Chowdah! The slowest drivers in America! It's Maine, home to Stephen King, a bunch of Dunkin' Donuts, and a beer named for Baby Kittens! We also mow through New Hampshire and Vermont looking for food and drink!
78:17 1/21/24
Oui Louvre Paris Deux!
Mona Lisa? Eiffel Tower? Catacombs filled with skulls? Bring 'em all on in Part Two of our Special Two-Part Paris Series! Find out which French cooking class to take, how long the lines are to enter the Louvre, and why the Eiffel Tower at midnight is the most romantic place in the world!
87:59 7/29/22
Oui Louvre Paris Un!
The City of Love, Lights, and All Sorts of Great Food beckons on Part One of our Special Two-Part Paris Series! Join us as we find cafe's, fight insane crowds, and smooch on the River Seine! As a special bonus, hear about the driver that made Marie drop her Uber membership! 
78:44 7/29/22
Vegas Baby!
When Sin City calls, you accept the charges! This episode takes on the good, the bad, and the amazing so you can take advantage of all Las Vegas has to offer! Learn how to upgrade your room, eat the perfect meal, explore the Strip, and even crush a car with a tank!
86:07 4/4/22
N'awlins Part Deux!
Burlesque, cooking gumbo, and flaming bananas take center stage in Part Two of our two-part series on The Big Easy! We check out shucked oysters, take on unlimited Bloody Marys, and learn what separates Creole and Cajun cuisines!
70:32 3/22/22
N'awlins Part Un!
Part One of our two-part series on the French Quarter, Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, and everything that makes New Orleans an incredible vacay location! Let's hit up NOLA for tasty drinks, creole and cajun vittles, real jazz, and a behind the scenes peek at making floats for the Mardi Gras parades!
83:46 2/19/22
Charge to 200! Clear!
Frank almost died! Yup, this episode talks about his near-death experience, what a heart attack feels like, and how to stay healthy to get out of the hospital and back on vacation! As a bonus, find out the ten weirdest items that TSA confiscated in 2021!
64:00 1/27/22
The Jack Of All Daniels!
Jack Daniel's Distillery is not a vacation, it's a pilgrimage! But even in this place of yummy deliciousness, you can still screw it up! Join us in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and learn how to make the most of this incredible whiskey tour! 
56:30 10/16/21
Lubbly Dubbly!
Part Four of our four-part Ireland series spotlights the style, cuisine, and landmarks of Dublin! Learn how to pour a pint of Guinness, why the sport of Hurling is spectacular, which writers are featured in pub crawls, and what is the proper name for the Rod to God!  
72:02 6/30/21
Ireland Down Southie!
Part Three of our four-part Ireland series hits the southern coast of the Emerald Isle! Take in the Copper Coast, Waterford Crystal, the Ring of Kerry, and find out about the Titanic Experience that will make you question Leonardo DiCaprio!   
84:21 6/30/21
Cliffs Of Moher! Cliffs of Less!
Part Two of our four-part Ireland series takes on the Irish Wild Atlantic Way! This west-coast tour spotlights the coolness of the Irish language, the deliciousness of Galway, the awesomeness of sheer sea cliffs, and why you must stay overnight on the Aran Islands!
58:41 5/5/21
Kiss Me Blarney Stone!
Part One of our four-part Ireland series kicks off with a smooch on the Blarney Stone! Learn why claustrophobic tourists may have problems reaching it, what deadly plants lurk in the nearby poison garden, and why Frank blames all Irish people for his dark love of eating jellybeans!
62:39 4/30/21
Blame Canada!
Crokinole? Tim Hortons? Ridiculously polite people? Must be Canada, eh?  This episode discusses the scenery, food, and all the reasons to visit the Great White North! We reveal the goodness of waffle bars, the majesty of the Northern Lights, and even tell you why the guys from South Park were cheated out of an Academy Award!
67:08 3/31/21
Pitch a tent, unroll a sleeping bag, and join our camping episode! We cover RVs, cabins, car camping, glamping, primitive camping, and even how to sleep on top of cars! The Appalachian Trail, Qantas Airlines, and Leatherman Multitools are all featured on this Camp-O-Rama!
82:31 3/15/21
Prepare For Takeoff!
Want inside tips and tricks on how we fly? We spill the beans on Part Three of our Three-Part Frequent Flyers Series! Learn our secrets of picking flights, taking bumps, where to sit, what to pack, what food to order, the pros and cons of airport lounges, and lots more! 
91:07 2/16/21
From The Flight Deck!
Who's as cool as Batman? A pilot! Part Two of our Three-Part Frequent Flyers Series talks to an actual pilot of a major airline! Find out about a bunch of topics, like why they don't panic in turbulence, how they get that reassuring pilot intercom voice, and how they pass the time on long flights!
54:17 2/16/21
Welcome Aboard!
Want the inside scoop on air travel from a flight attendant? We got it right here! Part One of our Three-Part Frequent Flyers Series talks to an actual flight attendant about lots of stuff, including how they work with passengers, the yuckiest part of their job, and how they feel about babies on the plane!
55:32 2/16/21
Livin' La Lisbon Loca!
A proud city in a must-see country, Lisbon, Portugal, is full of culture, great food, and amazing music! Join us as we tour an inverted tower, a museum with old carriages, and an authentic Fado cafe! We also talk about a man who lived hidden in the Chicago International Airport for three months! Crazy stuff!
71:22 2/1/21
Run! Zombies!
Zombies! The walking dead! Time to run for your life! This heart-pumping episode screams through the zombie runs, charity 5Ks, marathons, triathlons, and other activities that will get you off the couch! We tell you how to outrun the zombie army, give you tips for other road races, and even tell you how the Chinese government is regulating their flight attendants during Covid!
62:11 1/16/21
Say Say Marseille!
This day trip takes us to Marseille, a French seaport that features crunchy navettes and delicious bouillabaisse! We also visit nearby Aix-en-Provence, home of Paul Cezanne, 1,000 outdoor fountains, and some funky street layouts!
40:08 12/31/20
Nice Is Nice!
This day trip takes us to Nice, France! Tour this lovely city with us as we experience the arts, foods, and sights of everything that is Nice! Learn how to park semi-legally, find perfect crepes, and drive narrow switchback roads in heroic fashion!
30:12 12/31/20
We're On A Boat!
Food buffets! Unlimited booze! Must be on a boat! Part Four of our Four Part Med Cruise Series talks about the good and bad parts of the MSC Grandiosa! Find out when to book a massage, which package deals you should get, how to get mixed drinks at a discount, and why Zoe the Personal Cruise Assistant is not helpful!
76:52 12/18/20
Gonna Gonna Barcelona!
Amazing architecture! Yummy food! A laid-back vibe on the Mediterranean coast! It's Barcelona! Part Three of our Four Part Med Cruise Series features this vibrant Spanish city with a visit to a meat shop, a cupcakery, and the legendary Basiclia de la Sagrada Familia!  We argue about the value of tour buses, plus we check out a Maldives resort with unlimited visits for the next year! And remember, Barcelona spells REAL BACON!
68:40 11/29/20
We Halta For Malta!
Brave knights! Great food! Cannons firing cannonballs! Must be Malta! On Part Two of our Four Part Med Cruise series, we check out Valletta, Malta! History, culture, Mdina glass, and the legendary pastizz snack food!
62:37 11/14/20
Viva Italia!
Let's go to a couple places in Italy, or as we call it, EATILY! Part One of our Four Part Cruise Series tackles Genoa, Civitavecchia, Vatican City, and Palermo! We ate! We drank! And we totally screwed up our schedule in Sicily!
60:16 11/2/20
The Truffles We've Seen!
Join us for a real truffle hunt in the south of France! Learn why truffles are so expensive, where you can take part in a truffle hunt, and how to prepare truffles when you get back home!
66:02 10/15/20
You Cannes Do It!
Want to walk the red carpet at Cannes? It's easy as long as the Film Festival isn't going on! Join us as we hit this gorgeous movie star hangout during an awesome New Year's Eve celebration!  We also tell you how to crash the film festival when it's in town, how to blend in with the beautiful people, and how you can be The Fresh Prince of Bel Air! 
59:50 9/30/20
Go Go Monaco!
Champagne dreams? Caviar wishes? Millionaires in every direction? Sounds like Monaco! Join our trip to a tiny country with serious cash, decadent cuisine, luxurious cars, and the one-of-a-kind Monte Carlo Casino! 
66:50 9/19/20
Land Of The Lost Luggage!
Ever lose a bag? We found it! This podcast takes you to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama, where lost and forgotten luggage is up for sale! We'll tell you about the clothing, jewelry, electronics, and everything else that didn't survive the trip but made its way to the showroom floor! We also highlight a soda fountain that's been in business since 1869, plus tell you about a wild contest in Taiwan where 10,000 people competed to get on a plane that would never leave the ground!
68:05 9/3/20
Part Three of our special three-part series on Istanbul, Turkey, dives into the flavor, taste, and aromatics of all things delicious. Learn about kebabs, doners, baklava, kofta, tea, coffee, and all of the amazing spices that make Turkey a culinary destination! We also pass along tips on haggling at the bazaars and update you on the Isle of Rum, a tiny Scottish island that is having a contest for you to relocate there!
60:48 8/21/20