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The Fun with Friends Podcast

The Fun with Friends Podcast

By Allison Coutts
The Fun with Friends Podcast explores what happens when you stop overthinking and start doing. It’s a podcast about pushing yourself, trying new things, and getting out there. Whether it’s traveling to a new place, checking items off of your bucket list, or starting your own business, we cover it all.

So get out there, try something new, and have some fun!
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S2E14: Halle's Comet Designs-Stellar art for colorful hearts!
"My dream is to cover the world in colorful paint through my inspirations of pop culture and nostalgia." Join Allie and her guest, Halle Castille of Halle's Comet Designs. In this week's episode we chat about Halle's artwork, how she got started as an artist, how the pandemic has affected her, and how artists can pivot in the time of COVID to grow their art following. Halle is a recent graduate from the University of North Georgia and artist. She founded her art studio, Halle’s Comet Designs, in 2017 and now she owns her self-established studio achieving her dream to cover the world with colorful paint. Halle's unique style is heavily inspired by pop culture and nostalgia and her art is full of color, happiness, and fun! You can find Halle on social media and on her website: Instagram/Facebook/TikTok: @hallescometdesigns   Website: www.hallescometdesigns.com LinkedIn: Halle Castille You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations    Twitter: @funfriendspod1   Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Website: couttscreations.com If you're enjoying the podcast be sure to like,  subscribe, rate, and review! Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg    iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
52:16
February 24, 2021
S2E13: 2020 in Review
In this week’s episode I take a look back at the dumpster fire that was 2020 and share the highlights of my year both good and bad. I also look back at S1E8: 2019 in Review and see what goals/hopes I set for myself at the beginning of 2020. Did I achieve everything I set out to in 2020? Tune in to find out! You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media! Instagram:  @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations     Twitter: @funfriendspod1     Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Website: couttscreations.com If you're enjoying the podcast be sure to like,  subscribe, rate, and review! Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs     YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg     iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102     Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
42:32
February 10, 2021
S2E12: Beauty Beyond the Threshold: How International Volunteering Saved My Life
This week's episode is with best-selling author Tiffany Mosher. ⁣ ⁣Tiffany's book, Beauty Beyond the Threshold, is a raw account of her struggles with depression and anxiety and how solo travel and volunteering helped her step out of her comfort zone and saved her life.⁣ ⁣ ⁣Tiffany's story also reflects how stepping out of your comfort zone can result in growth. ⁣ In pushing past your threshold you may discover that you're capable of so much more.  Her story is truly an inspiring one so I hope you'll give it a listen and it will definitely have you thinking about how stepping out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself can positively impact your life! Join us the week of Jan 25th for an Instagram Live Q&A You can find Tiffany on social media and on her website: Instagram: @author_tiffany_mosher Website: www.tiffanymosher.com Pick up her book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tiffany-Mosher/e/B08PW1TC9Y%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram:  @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations    Twitter: @funfriendspod1    Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com If you're enjoying the podcast be sure to like,  subscribe, rate, and review! Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg    iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
42:57
January 20, 2021
S2E11: Your MEscape
Curious to know what life is like as an expat in Finland?  If so, join Allie and her guest, Shelly of Your MEscape, in this week’s episode as we chat about Shelly's experiences living abroad in Finland for over 20 years, what it's like raising a child abroad, and her life and travel coaching business! Shelly is a self-professed yoga and coffee snob that loves to help people! She's lived in Helsinki, Finland for 27 years, has raised a child there and her claim to fame is that she brought the coffee-to-go concept to Finland.  Her goal as a life and travel coach is to empower people that are stuck in autopilot to take action to kick-start the transformations that they want to make. These changes can be to their lives or in their careers.⁣ She aims to encourage and support others in finding themselves and making concrete plans for how they can make changes.⁣ Join us the week of Jan 11th for an Instagram Live Q&A You can find Shelly on social media and on her website: Instagram: @yourmescape  Website: www.yourmescape.com  You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram:  @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations   Twitter: @funfriendspod1   Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com If you're enjoying the podcast be sure to like,  subscribe, rate, and review! Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing   Website: www.stuartmcnair.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg   iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
01:02:32
January 6, 2021
S2E10: Unwrap Your Map
Have you ever wanted to work abroad but you didn't know how to start the process? Join Allie and her guest, Geneva of Unwrap Your Map, in this week’s episode as we chat about working and living abroad, how to be a packing pro, and other fun travel tips and tricks.  Geneva is an avid traveler and travel coach! She focuses on helping make your travel dreams a reality through budgeting, work abroad programs, and helping you develop travel goals so you get the most out of your trips. Join us the week of Dec. 14th for an Instagram Live Q&A You can find Geneva on social media and her website: Instagram: @unwrapyourmap  Website: www.unwrapyourmap.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/unwrapyourmap You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram:  @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations  Twitter: @funfriendspod1  Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing  Website: www.stuartmcnair.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg  iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
53:33
December 9, 2020
S2E9: We Will Always Have Ireland
Have you ever traveled with a significant other? What about someone that you just started dating and have only known for a few months? Join Allie and her guests, couple Katherine and James, in this week’s episode as they discuss what it’s like traveling as a couple. Katherine and James share stories about the first time they traveled internationally with each other to Ireland, and they share the pros and cons of traveling as a couple. We also get some fantastic stories about zip lines, pumas, and flash floods! Don’t forget to like, share, rate, and review the podcast! You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1  Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing  Website: www.stuartmcnair.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg  iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
01:04:29
November 25, 2020
S2E8: Tour De Jazz & Transformational Travel
Are reflection and self-care part of your travel journey? Join Allie and her guest, Jazz Gatt of Tour De Jazz, in this week’s episode. Jazz is a Transformational Travel Coach and self-love mentor who inspires you on your development journey and self-awareness. She accomplishes this through coaching and walking you through using traveling as a way to shift your mindset. You can find Jazz on social media and her website: Instagram: @tourdejazz Website: www.tourdejazz.org Facebook Group: Goddess Goes Global: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goddessgoesglobal You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram:  @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
01:02:27
November 11, 2020
BONUS:RE-RELEASE S1E4 Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun Halloween Special
Happy Halloween! This is our special bonus Halloween Episode!  In this week’s episode my friends Katie, Tara and I risk life and limb as we venture into King’s Dominion Halloween Haunt. Will we make it out alive? What was our favorite haunted maze? Tune in to find out! ❗**Warning** Explicit Language and Descriptions of Haunted Houses that use Ab**t**n and S**c*d* as scenes**Warning**❗ #BLOODDRUMS!!!!!! Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
01:21:27
October 31, 2020
S2E6: Dear Ms Anonymous
Join Allie and her guest Cynthia of Dear Ms Anonymous in this week’s episode as they chat about embracing your fears, redefining yourself, and living the life you want. This is one of my all-time favorite episodes and I can't wait for you all to learn more about Cynthia and all of the amazing work she does to help women realize and achieve their dreams!  Also be sure to join us for a Live Q and A on 11.4.2020 Dear Ms Anonymous  Instagram: @dearmsanonymous and @imlouheight www.dearmsanonymous.com You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs
51:33
October 28, 2020
S2E5: Basic Wineaux
Join Allie and her guests Tiara and Kaiy of Basic Wineaux in this week’s episode as they chat about virtual wine tasting, how they got started in the wine business, wine pairings, and their wine travel adventures. If you're a fan of wine or are looking to learn more about it, pour yourself a glass, sit back, and enjoy the episode! Tiara and Kaiy's Social Media Instagram: @winedivatiara and @thesommmom To find virtual wine tasting events visit their Facebook Page: Wine Diva Tiara. You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com This week's podcast promo is by Happy Hour Gets Weird. Follow them on Twitter @HHGetsWeird Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs
43:13
October 14, 2020
S2E4: International Podcast Day (EARLY RELEASE)
Happy International Podcast Day! Join Allie and her podcast friends in this week’s episode as they share why they started podcasting, what they love about podcasting and the podcast community, and what their recommendations are for podcasts to give a listen. There’s also a special guest appearance by Dave Lee, Co-founder of International Podcast Day! International Podcast Day Instagram: @internationalpodcastday Twitter: @internationalpodcastday Website: internationalpodcastday.com Featured podcasts in order of appearance: Not Loud Enough Podcast. Twitter: @NLEPodcast Chick Flix with Dicks Twitter: @chickflixWD It’s a Musical! Podcast Twitter: Itsamusicalpod Curly Conspiracy Twitter: @curlyconspira_c ExPat the Podcast Twitter: @expattheshow Scatown FC and Academy Warriors Podcasts Twitter: @sactownFC AND @academyWPodcast Oklahomacide @oklahomacidepod Mack & the Movies Twitter: @cinemaMack Goodnight Podcast Twitter: @goodnightpaula Reverie True Crime Podcast Twitter: @reveriecrimepod A Haunt Mess Twitter: @ahauntmess You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs
01:01:01
September 29, 2020
S2E3: Gaining Visibility through Marketing & Storytelling
Lilian Sue, of In Retrospect Writing Services joins Allie in this week’s episode. Lilian drops some knowledge on marketing, publicity, and sponsorships for small businesses, creatives, and podcasters. If you’re a small business or podcaster, you will want to give this episode a listen! Lilian and I will be doing an Instagram Live Q/A on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 4:00 pm EST. Join us and ask Lilian all of your marketing and publicity questions! You can find Lilian on social media and her website: Instagram: @lsue30 Twitter: @lsue23 Website: www.inretrospectwritingservices.com You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Website: www.couttscreations.com  This week's promo is by Beyond the Rainbow-True Crimes of the LGBT Podcast Twitter: @rainbowcrimes Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
56:45
September 16, 2020
S2E2: A Tinder Travel Story
Would you swipe right on adventure? Carly Stoj, of Love.CarlyStoj and Season 1 of the podcast joins host Allie again in this week’s episode. Carly recounts the story of how a friend won an all-expenses-paid trip to Croatia to The Yacht Week through Tinder! It’s a fantastic story about being bold and saying “Yes” to opportunities as they come your way and living life to the fullest. You can find Carly on social media and her website: Instagram: @love.carlystoj Website: www.lovecarlystoj.com You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram:      @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
52:42
September 2, 2020
S2E1: Do You Need a Travel Coach?
Do you need a travel coach? Have you heard of a travel coach before and wondered what they do? If so, join me on today's adventure as I speak with Sahara Rose De Vore, Founder of the Travel Coach Network. Sahara Rose De Vore, Travel Coach and Founder of The Travel Coach Network.  She spent a decade traveling the globe to over 84 countries by the time that she was 30.  She now empowers, inspires, and helps ambitious women travelers from all around the world bring to life their own meaningful travel-focused businesses. She is a published author, a speaker, and has been seen in various media outlets for her expertise including Thrive Global, Forbes and, USA Today. You can find Sahara on social media and on her website: Instagram: @thetravelcoachnetwork and @sahararosethetravelcoach Website: www.thetravelcoachnetwork.com  You can follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media as well! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @coutts_creations Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
46:21
August 19, 2020
Welcome to The Fun with Friends Podcast-Trailer
Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Like there’s more out there that the world has to offer? Are there things that you’ve always wanted to try, but for one reason or another, you haven’t tried them yet? If so, the Fun with Friends Podcast is just for you The Fun with Friends Podcast explores what happens when you stop overthinking and start doing. It’s a podcast about pushing yourself, trying new things, and getting out there. Whether it’s traveling to a new place, checking items off of your bucket list, or starting your own business, we cover it all. So get out there, try something new, and have some fun. Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
00:44
August 17, 2020
Season 2 Trailer
OH MAN!!!  So many amazing things coming your way in Season 2 of The Fun with Friends Podcast! We're talking travel coaching, traveling as a couple, wine tasting, winning trips through dating sites, and sooo much more! Be sure to tune in on August 19th for the Season 2 premier of The Fun with Friends Podcast! Music by: Stuart McNair Song: The Voodoo Thing Website: www.stuartmcnair.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartmcnairsongs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5HCOWNemVOwewEEaywrNg iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stuart-mcnair/275099102 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GEPUyDRJxsD9eexTolDO6?si=teenLa_yTM-z4lJndAkqew
00:41
August 17, 2020
BONUS: Makers Gonna Make (Alexandria Makers Market)
In this special episode, I’m joined by the founder of the Alexandria Makers Market (AMM) and A/VA Apparel, Alyssa Kovach. We chat about how AMM came to be, past events they’ve held, and the upcoming Work/Shop Week pop-up. Work/Shop Week will be held at The Seedling Collective from August 3-7 in Alexandria, VA. It features local businesses, a kids camp, and several adult DIY workshops that include leatherworking and Danish paper folding. You can also catch me there! I’ll be leading a session on How to Start a Podcast on a Budget and doing headshot mini sessions for small businesses and makers. You can find more information and purchase tickets on Alexandria Makers Market’s website and socials: Website: https://www.alexandriamakersmarket.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandriamakersmarket Instagram: www.instagram.com/alexandriamakersmarket Other makers participating in Work/Shop Week: · Adam Stampfel, owner of Sophisticate Supply-Leatherworking · Alyssa Kovach, founder of Alexandria Makers Market and A/VA Apparel-Kids Workshops · Maritza Maxwell, founder of @hatchskills Associated articles: · https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/upcoming-events/alexandria-makers-market-workshop-week-aug-2020-seedling-collective/?fbclid=IwAR0ecX1wujJWkAzu_5kAKFNS-IpvgwAIdwoUr9LWAv9Qace_ngvHLjBMo9Y Visit our social media Instagram: www.instagram.com/funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: www.facebook.com/funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
31:05
July 15, 2020
Announcements!
So many things are happening! Join Allie in this week’s episode as she shares some exciting news! There are Season 2 updates, some awesome life updates, and a great podcasting opportunity! Don’t miss it! Join the adventure: Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
10:01
July 1, 2020
Bonus Quarantine Edition: Episode 4: Suckers for Stonehenge
In Episode 4, tag along with Kate and Julie as we chat about their trip to Stonehenge, Wales, and their other travel adventures. Kate and Julie have been besties since college and have traveled together internationally and domestically. Be sure to tune in to hear about their experiences and their tips for traveling with friends! If you want to experience summer solstice at Stonehenge, you can! Use the links below on June 21st and enjoy the virtual experience! https://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishHeritageFilm https://www.facebook.com/englishheritage/ https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/ If you’re enjoying the podcast, you can support us over on Anchor.FM by sponsoring the podcast or leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
58:51
June 17, 2020
Bonus Quarantine Edition: Episode 3: Stitch ‘n Bitch
Welcome to the Fun with Friends Podcast Quarantine Edition! Join me is Quarantine Edition Episode 3, for a fun crafty night with Friends! In this episode, I share my experience hosting a virtual Stitch ‘n Bitch or a craft and chat with friends via zoom! Come for the crafts and stay for the bitching! Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
21:34
May 20, 2020
Bonus Quarantine Edition: Episode 2 Virtual Barre Yoga Fusion
Welcome to the Fun with Friends Podcast Quarantine Edition! In Episode 2, we are trying a Barre/Yoga Fusion class with Carly Stoj of Love, Carly Stoj. Come stretch it out with us and take it to the burn zone as we try her virtual class.  We discuss how Carly got started with yoga, what she enjoys about teaching, and we find out if my old joints can handle it! You can find information on Carly’s classes by following her social media: Facebook: @lovecarlystoj “Love, Carly Stoj-Yoga, Barre, Style Instagram: @lovecarlystoj Website: www.lovecarlystoj.com She has classes every week! Podcast Promo this week was done by The Amazing World of Talking Shiz. Check out their social media: Twitter: @talkin_shiz Instagram: @talking_shiz Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email      me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com 
46:07
May 6, 2020
Bonus Quarantine Edition: Episode 1: Winchester Mystery House
Welcome to the Fun with Friends Podcast Quarantine Edition! In Episode #1 we will be taking a virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House. Try not to get lost as we wander through endless hallways, find doors that open to nowhere, and staircases that end at the ceiling.  Join us as we walk through 38 years of history designed by Sarah Winchester. Take the virtual tour here: https://winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/ Winchester Mystery House social media: Twitter @winchesterhouse Instagram @winchestermysteryhouse Also check out Linda's podcasts! Bedknobs & Broomflicks (Twitter @broomflicks)- It's about witches and other magic practitioners in film, TV, and history. Cage's Kiss (Twitter @cageskiss- If you love the insanity that is Nic Cage this podcast is for you! Update information: Free Virtual Dance Place DC: https://www.danceplace.org/virtual-programming/ Brewski's Barkhaus: https://patch.com/virginia/delray/brewskis-barkhaus-proposed-old-flat-top-burger-location and https://brewskisbarkhaus.com/ Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
35:45
April 22, 2020
Episode 13: Go Social Distance Yoself
It's the end of SEASON 1!!!! Due to the Corona Virus, social distancing, and everything closing down the Fun with Friends Podcast will be ending it's first season with 13 episodes!  Huge shout out to all of my listeners and an even bigger shout out to all of my amazing friends that put up with all of my crazy ideas, I couldn't do it with out you all! Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
04:55
March 25, 2020
Episode 12: Just Dance
"Whatever you feel, just dance it."- Center Stage In this week’s episode Portia, Julie, and I take a Modern Dance class at Dance Place DC. We flow through groundwork, choreography, and the hardest part of all, Moving Across the Floor (who knew clapping and walking on beat was so hard). Dance Place is a center of dance activity in Washington, DC. They offer performances on weekends, a variety of dance classes for both adults and kids, and also have several programs for youths.  You can find out more information about Dance Place below: https://www.danceplace.org/ Instagram: @danceplacedc Twitter: @danceplace Facebook: @DancePlaceDC Visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com "Just dance the shit out of it!!!"- Center Stage
59:23
February 26, 2020
Episode 11: Solo Lady Travel Part II
In Part 2 of Solo Lady Travel, we join Tara as she navigates Bali, visits temples, runs the gauntlet, and lounges in her infinity pool during the solar eclipse. There are scooter rides, tree houses, ocean kayaking, and so much more. So pop open a beverage, sit back, and enjoy the journey through Bali. Get out there, try something new, and have some fun! For images from this week’s episode, follow and check out our social media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 You can also leave me voice messages at Anchor.FM or email me at funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
01:14:58
February 12, 2020
Episode 10: Solo Lady Travel Part 1
Join Tara and I in this week's episode as we relive her first solo international trips. She hikes her way through Costa Rica and enjoys the beaches of Bali, you definitely don't want to miss out. Follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 OR Shoot me an email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
47:42
January 29, 2020
Episode 9: National Novel Writing Month
In this week's episode, join me as I recount the harrowing tale of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Just kidding! It's a story of doubt, resiliency, inspiration, and community that has a happy ending! Do you think you could write a novel in 30 days? Do you want to try to? If so, definitely tune in to the episode to learn more about NaNoWriMo and experience my first NaNoWriMo with me! National Novel Writing Month: www.nanowrimo.org Twitter: @NaNoWriMo Other mentions: Scribbler www.Goscribbler.com Instagram: @goscribbler Twitter: @goscribbler Dabble www.Dabblewriter.com Twitter: @dabblewriter Follow the Fun with Friends Podcast on social media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 OR Shoot me an email: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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January 15, 2020
Episode 8: 2019 in Review
In this week’s episode I take a look back at 2019 and share the highlights of my year both good and bad. You'll also hear from a few of my friends about their year. I'll also discuss my hopes for 2020 and where I'm heading in the new year. Information from this episode: Check out my photography! Instagram: @msfayephoto www.fayephotos.com https://fayephotography.shootproof.com/ Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me: Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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January 1, 2020
Episode 7: A Weekend of Crime
In this week’s episode I discuss a weekend spent at the Death Becomes Us-True Crime Festival that was held in DC from November 8th-10th. If you love true crime and want to know more about the Festival than you should listen to this episode!!! Information from this episode: Festival information: https://brightestyoungthings.com/death-becomes-us Instagram: @deathbecomesusfest; @brightestyoungthings Lorena Gallo Foundation (www.facebook.com/lorenasredwagon/) Jensen and Holes the Murder Squad Last Podcast on the Left The Truth about True Crime with Amanda Knox Throwing Shade Buzzfeed Unsolved Other Podcasts Mentioned: How Did This Get Made? Wine and Crime Criminal My Favorite Murder Casefile Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast  Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me: Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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December 18, 2019
Fun Fact Minisode: Announcements!!
In this episode of the Fun with Friends Podcast your host, Allie, makes a few announcements related to the podcast. Be sure to tune in to find out what those announcements are and to also find out what adventures are coming your way in 2019 and 2020. Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email me: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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December 4, 2019
Episode 6: Hopeless Wanderer
Happy Turkey Day!!! In this week’s episode my friends Julie, Carolina, Portia, and I talk about our travel adventures. We touch on our trips to Scotland, Ireland, Germany, London and several other places!  Join us as we wander through Scottish castles and gardens and defy death with Caroline and Portia on their hunt for the Puffins of Ireland. Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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November 27, 2019
Fun Fact Minisode: Wanderlust
Join your host, Allie, as she discusses her recent trip to Scotland and to find out about next week's adventure.  Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email me: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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November 20, 2019
Episode 5: Gettin' Inq
In this week’s episode, my friend Julie and I try out the new tattoo shop, Inq. Inq Tattoos is located on King Street in Old Town Alexandria and opened a few months ago.  Join us as I get inq'd, and as Julie and I discuss our current tattoos and our friendship. There's also an appearance from our mystery friend, Bubbles. Don't miss it! Inq Tattoos www.inqtattoos.com Instagram: @inqtattoos My      tattoo artist's Instagram: @cameronhobbs_art Articles on Inq: https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/business/inq-tattoo-shop-alexandria-va-opening/ https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/business/inq-Opens-Flagship-Tattoo-Spa-in-Alexandria/ https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/culture/culture-features/2019/10/04/a-new-tattoo-parlor-in-old-town-alexandria-is-reimagining-the-industry/ Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email      me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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November 13, 2019
Fun Fact Minisode: Skin Canvas
In this episode of the Fun with Friends Podcast your host, Allie, introduces next week's adventure and shares a few Fun Facts related to the upcoming adventure. Be sure to tune in to find out what adventure Allie and her friends will be on next week! Mentions:  https://www.inqtattoos.com/ Instagram: @inqtattoos https://studioxiii.tattoo/ Instagram: @studioxiiigallery Fun with Friends Social Media: Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email me: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Sources: https://www.factslides.com/ http://www.historyoftattoos.net/
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November 6, 2019
Episode 4: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Happy Halloween! This is our special bonus Halloween Episode!  In this week’s episode my friends Katie, Tara and I risk life and limb as we venture into King’s Dominion Halloween Haunt. Will we make it out alive? What was our favorite haunted maze? Tune in to find out! #BLOODDRUMS!!!!!! Visit our Social Media! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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October 30, 2019
Episode 3: Beer, Wine, and Dogs. OH MY!
In this week’s episode my friend Holly and I attend the Old Town Beer, Wine, and Dog Festival! We chat about dogs, their genders, the festival, the weather, and some of Holly’s recent adventures! To learn more about the Old Town Beer, Wine, and Dog Festival check out Brewski’s Barkhaus social media, their websites, and some of the articles they were featured in! Brewski’s Barkhaus: · Instagram: @barkhaus_ · https://www.brewskisbarkhaus.com/ · https://www.oldtownbeerwineanddog.com/ Adoptable Dogs from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue: https://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/home Articles: · Alexandria Times: https://alextimes.com/2019/08/old-town-beer-wine-and-dog-festival-launches-this-weekend/ · Alexandria Living Magazine: https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/upcoming-events/old-town-beer-wine-and-dog-festival/ · Northern Virginia Magazine: https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/things-to-do/things-to-do-features/2019/08/14/two-virginia-tech-alumni-bring-old-town-beer-wine-dog-festival-to-alexandria/ To see images from this week’s episode, visit our social media · Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto · Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 · Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast · Email me: Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com
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October 23, 2019
Fun Fact Minisode: PUGS NOT DRUGS!
In this episode of the Fun with Friends Podcast your host, Allie, introduces next week's adventure and shares a few Fun Facts related to the upcoming adventure. Be sure to tune in to find out what adventure Allie and her friends will be on next week! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Email me: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Sources: https://www.factslides.com/ https://www.dogster.com/
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October 16, 2019
Episode 2: A Critter!!
In this week’s episode my friend Katie and I explore the James River State Park, we visit the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS), take a gander into the spooky Edgar Allan Poe Raven Room at the University of Virginia and also take a stroll down Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall stopping in at the oldest bookstore in Virginia. To see images from this week’s episode, visit our social media Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast and @msfayephoto Twitter: @funwithfriendspod1 Facebook: @funwithfriendspodcast Email me!!! Funfriendspodcast@gmail.com For more information on the LOTUS Shrine visit HERE. For more information on the Raven Room and the New Dominion Bookshop Rose Garden visit: Atlas Obscura and Roadside America  Podcasts mentioned: Twitter @potterlesspod and @shubes17 Editor Allie’s Notes: Katie has anthropomorphobia, which is the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects. Can’t handle those tiny Capuchin monkey hands.
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October 2, 2019
Fun Fact Minisode: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
In this episode of the Fun with Friends Podcast your host, Allie, introduces next week's adventure and shares a few Fun Facts and a few Creepy Facts about the upcoming adventure. Be sure to tune in to find out what adventure Allie and her friends will be on next week! Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Sources: https://www.factretriever.com/camping-facts https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/virginia
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September 25, 2019
Episode 1: Welcome to The Fun with Friends Podcast
ozuiYLREoz6Cs33laxAJ On today's episode I provide a little bit of background on who I am, where I come from, how the podcast came to be, and the podcast format. Listeners can find photographs and videos that accompany each episode by following The Fun with Friends Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. They can also email questions, comments, and friendship tips to us at: funfriendspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @funwithfriendspodcast Facebook: @funfriendspodcast Twitter: @funfriendspod1 Episodes will drop every Wednesday. **Stick around the editing gets better, I promise! 
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September 18, 2019