New Podcast: Where Else to Go

New Podcast:  Where Else to GoNew Podcast:  Where Else to Go

Today is a pretty big day for me. After months and months of research and practice (also known as dithering around), I’m launching my new podcast – Where Else to Go. The podcast focuses on value luxury travel – that sweet spot where price and experience intersect to create WOW! Value luxury helps you decide when to save and when to splurge, and makes sure you get the most out of every travel experience.

Another reason for starting the podcast is that the female voice and angle is missing from what else it out there. I’ve been listening to podcasts for years, including many in the travel niche, and found the female approach to travel is grossly under-represented. So I jumped into the scrum.

My half hour podcast is designed to help you decide where to go, but more importantly where else to go. Whether you’re looking for a new destination, or a new way to see a favorite destination, I’ll be talking with experts around the world who will provide you with inspiration and information suitable for your vacation planning.

There are many people who have been cheering from the sidelines to get me to this place. Whether it was providing information about technology, encouraging me to make the leap, or cheering from the sidelines (also known as kicking me in the behind to stay on track), I am grateful for the friendship of the following:  Paul Lasley of On Travel, Shawn Smith of The Mobile Pro, Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler, and Lou Mongello of WDW Radio. And to a few of the other podcasters that I’ve followed over the years:  Nathaniel Boyle, Gary Arndt of the Global Travel Conspiracy, and Evo Terra and Sheila D of the Opportunistic Travelers.

I’m sure that one day I’ll look back on these early podcasts and cringe, but like I do with my early blog posts. But it’s time to jump into the deep end of the pool and launch. I need five episodes before I can add my podcast to iTunes, so for now, you’ll need to head on over to the Where Else to Go podcast and give a listen.

Thanks to everyone for encouraging and supporting me in this new project.






Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

2 Responses to “New Podcast: Where Else to Go”

  1. February 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Congrats on the launch, MJ!

    • February 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

      Thanks, Evo. Episode two is ready to go tomorrow. Excited, nervous, worried, wondering what I got myself into.

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