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Had To Be There

Had To Be There

By Kelly Acevedo
Explore new places and ignite your inner wanderlust. Travel to new and exciting destinations around the world through the vacation memories of our guests!
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019 | Walt Disney World: Amy
Meet Amy, a mother of three and fellow Disney travel planner. Join us as she shares the "Had To Be There" moment she got to experience as a mom, after growing up a Disney kid herself! Connect with Amy: Instagram: @wishesplanningservices  Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Walt Disney World vacation of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote!
24:13
June 23, 2022
018 | El Peñón de Guatapé
Meet Hinesh, a London native who enjoys exploring new countries and cultures as a solo traveler. Join us as he takes us to the city of Guatapé in Colombia and shares the Had To Be There moment he experienced after climbing a rock nearly 700 feet tall! Connect with Hinesh: Instagram: @hin101 Twitter: @hin101 Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a national park adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote!
26:20
June 12, 2022
017 | National Parks w/Lexi
Meet Lexi! A travel consultant new to the world of Disney vacation planning, Lexi is taking us on a journey to a number of non-Disney destinations - a collection of memories from the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Zion National Park. Connect with Lexi: Instagram: @magictravelbylexi TikTok: @magictravelbylexi Facebook: Magic Travel by Lexi Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a national park adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
25:18
May 24, 2022
016 | WDW with Brook
Welcome back Brook! Our guest from Episode 4 is back to talk about the Most Magical Place on Earth and will be sharing some of her favorite Disney memories, what's on her Disney bucket list, and what are her favorite WDW vegan menu items! Connect with Brook: Instagram: @roseriotphotography Website: Rose Riot Photography Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Walt Disney World adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
24:06
May 16, 2022
015 | Universal AEP Recap
Meet Morgan and April, two of my fellow Academy Travel affiliates. Join us as we recap the week we spent learning and exploring Universal Orlando Resort! Connect with your favorite Academy Travel affiliates: Morgan: https://www.instagram.com/mamawiththemagic/ April: https://www.instagram.com/aprilwarnerphoto/ Kelly: https://www.instagram.com/vacationsby_kelly Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Universal Orlando vacation of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly (or any of this week's guests) to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
50:44
May 09, 2022
014 | Nairobi National Park
Meet Ngina, a Kenyan native currently living her life of positivity in Doha (the capital city of Qatar). Join us as she takes us to one of her favorite parts from her homeland: Nairobi National Park! Connect with Ngina: Website: https://nginakieti.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kietingina YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCerKpamOuQ49sZmkhj-V8g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ngina_kieti Email Your Dating Stories: kietingina777@gmail.com Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking an African excursion of your own to visit Nairobi National Park? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
28:10
May 02, 2022
013 | DCL: Marques Ogden
Meet Marques! After retiring from professional football, Marques has gone on to find a series of successes and failures in his life. Join us as he shares his favorite Had To Be There moments from his family's recent Disney Cruise and learn how he has taken his failures and turned them into teachable moments for others. Connect with Marques: Website: https://marquesogden.com/ The Lev & Marques Show: https://open.spotify.com/show/1xNWP0jfb4YAiZsUO9Mglh The Success Cycle: https://www.amazon.com/Success-Cycle-Achieving-Goals-Business/dp/1642931748 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marquesogden/ Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Disney Cruise Line vacation of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
21:26
April 25, 2022
012 | Costa Rica, Pt. 2
Jump back in with Debora and Jack, as they share even more Had To Be There moments from their spontaneous elopement adventure in Costa Rica. ¡Pura vida! Connect with Debora and Jack: Website: MakeThemAllTripsOfALifetime.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makethemalltripsofalifetime Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makethemalltripsofalifetime Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThemTrips Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Costa Rican excursion of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
23:14
April 18, 2022
011 | Costa Rica, Pt. 1
Meet Debora and Jack, who cite traveling as their first shared passion and the cornerstone to their relationship. Join us for our first two-part episode as the pair recount their spontaneous nuptials in Costa Rica! Connect with Debora and Jack: Website: MakeThemAllTripsOfALifetime.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makethemalltripsofalifetime Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makethemalltripsofalifetime Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThemTrips Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Costa Rican excursion of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
34:51
April 11, 2022
010 | WDW: Hoop Dee Doo
Did you hear the news? The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is returning to Walt Disney World! In honor of this news and in celebration of our TENTH episode, join me as I share one of my own personal Had To Be There moments. Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a WDW vacation of your own to see the Hoop Dee Doo Revue for yourself? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
17:43
April 04, 2022
009 | Antarctica
Meet Nick, who has had the privilege of visiting all seven continents and over 50 countries! Join us as Nick takes us along with him to Antarctica for his unforgettable Had To Be There moment. Connect with Nick: Global League Shop: GlobalLeagueShop.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalLeagueShop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/globalleagueshop/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/GlobalLeague/_shop/ Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking an Antarctic excursion of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
20:58
March 28, 2022
008 | WDW w/ Familia
Meet Nikky, an insanely talented artist and fan of all things Disney, horror, and gaming. Join us to learn more about Nikky's creations and hear her Had To Be There moment experiencing WDW with her abuelita. Connect with Nikky: Etsy Shop: ANerdyQuirk TikTok: @anerdyquirk Instagram: @anerdyquirk Pinterest: @ANerdyQuirk Tumblr: ANerdyQuirk Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Walt Disney World family vacation of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
36:01
March 21, 2022
007 | Tammy Tuckey
Meet Tammy, an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, actress, podcaster, and singer. As host of "The Tammy Tuckey Show," she invites actors, composers, and cast members to talk about working in Disney films, television shows, and theme park attractions. Join us as we talk to Tammy about her favorite WDW memories, former interviews, and her bucket list guests and destinations! Connect with Tammy: Facebook: www.facebook.com/singertammytuckey Twitter: www.twitter.com/TammyTuckey Instagram: www.instagram.com/TammyTuckey Website: www.tammytuckey.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/tammytuckey Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a WDW vacation of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
30:33
March 14, 2022
006 | DCL: Italy
This week we welcome back Liz, our resident Disney Cruise Line expert! As a former DCL cast member (which is what Disney calls their employees), she has sailed over 500 cruises. In her second HTBT appearance, Liz takes us on a Mediterranean sailing where she was able to cross a major destination off her bucket list.  Connect with Liz:  Instagram: @cruisingthemagicalseas  TikTok: @cruisingthemagicalseas  Twitch: Cruising The Magical Seas  Connect with Had To Be There:  Instagram: @hadtobethere203  Facebook: Had To Be There  Twitter: @hadtobethere203  Interested in booking a Mediterranean Disney Cruise of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote!  The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
27:31
March 07, 2022
005 | D23: Disneyland
Meet Kelly, a fellow travel professional and Disney fan with a GREAT name - if I do say so myself. Join Kelly 1 and Kelly 2 as we talk all things Disneyland and hear Kelly 2's Had To Be There moments she experienced attending the D23 Expo!  Connect with Kelly: karma&kismet: @karmankismet Kelly's Magical Vacations: @kellysmagicalvacations Website: karma&kismet design studio Pat's Rollercoaster Reviews: @rollercoasterreviewguy Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a Mediterranean Disney Cruise of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
36:25
February 28, 2022
004 | White Sands, NM
Meet Brook, a photographer with an adventurous spirit. Join us as Brook recounts a road trip she and her husband took from their home outside of Atlanta, Georgia to White Sands, New Mexico and the Had To Be There moment that she calls "life changing."  Connect with Brook: Instagram: @roseriotphotography Website: Rose Riot Photography Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a New Mexico or road tripping adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
20:26
February 21, 2022
003 | New York
Meet Stan, a tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Join us as we explore the upstate region of New York State to hear Stan's Had To Be There Moment, and stay to hear the journey that led him to become a licensed tour guide in New York City! Connect with Stan: Twitter: @Tourguidestan Instagram: @Isleofnewyorktoursllc Facebook: Isle Of New York Tours, LLC YouTube: Isle Of New York Tours Website: IsleOfNewYorkTours.com Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking a New York adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
27:01
February 14, 2022
002 | Ecuador
Meet Juan Sebastian, a tourism expert with Quito Travels in Ecuador. Join us as we explore this beautiful country and hear Juan Sebastian's harrowing Had To Be There moment. As a fellow travel professional, I'm sure he agrees this story may be a lesson to us all on the importance of using a travel agent! Connect with Juan Sebastian: Instagram: @quitotravels.ec Facebook: Quito Travels Website: QuitoTravels.com Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking an Ecuadorian adventure of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
27:27
February 07, 2022
001 | DCL: Iceland
Meet Liz! As a former Disney Cruise Line cast member (which is what Disney calls their employees), she has sailed over 500 cruises. As our first guest, Liz takes us to ICELAND, shares a few tales from her travels, and talks about what makes a Disney Cruise so special. Connect with Liz: Instagram: @cruisingthemagicalseas TikTok: @cruisingthemagicalseas Twitch: Cruising The Magical Seas Connect with Had To Be There: Instagram: @hadtobethere203 Facebook: Had To Be There Twitter: @hadtobethere203 Interested in booking an Icelandic Disney Cruise of your own? Contact Vacations By Kelly to request your free quote! The best way to show your support is to leave a rating or review on whichever platform you're listening to this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and follow along on social media. Have a "Had To Be There" story of your own to share? I'd love to hear it! Click the Be A Guest link at www.hadtobethere.net to get started!
30:06
January 31, 2022
Episode Zero: Meet Kelly
Your host, Kelly Acevedo, introduces herself and shares her hopes for the Had To Be There podcast. Have a fun vacation memory and interested in being a guest? Click the "Be A Guest" link on our website: hadtobethere.net Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow Had To Be There on social media @hadtobethere203 on most platforms!
04:33
January 23, 2022