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By Frick
I'm a road warrior who has spent the last 18+ years traveling the Southeast. Eating great food, drinking wonderful beer and listening to amazing stories.
Website - hypeamerica.com/channel/travel/back-and-gone-again/
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E-mail - travelfrick@gmail.com
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June Crazy Travel Roundup, Episode 36
This month the craziness includes naked FloridaMan found in a chicken coop, naked Detroit TSA dude plus the man above and his Gulfstream V. Side note, wear your seatbelt when flying. Listen to us on multiple platforms, including Podcoin  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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July 7, 2019
An Interview With The CEO Of Chateau' Relaxo Episode 35
 I recently listened to the Little Twigbird episode of the Mike O'Meara show where they showcased a travel bit by comedian Nate Bargatze. It seems that Nate's wife had no idea how traveling and catching flights worked. This made me think about how fortunate I am to have a wife that "gets it" when it comes to travel, airports, packing, schedules etc . If you've spent any time listening to the podcast or reading the blog, you know that our family compound is called Chateau' Relaxo. The reason is very simple, when we built this house we knew it would be hard for anyone to leave. So much so, that we've actually picked up a new resident in the last 12 months.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 28, 2019
Florida Beer Tour Episode 34
 Napa has their wine tours, so why can't Florida have a beer tour? If you happen to have a few days as well as a few tanks of gas to spare consider you can pull it off.  As much as I make fun of Florida, we do host some great breweries, a few of which are distributing in the surrounding states.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 21, 2019
Father's Day Gifts For The Traveling Dad Episode 33
Father's Day is close at hand. Don't be a rube and get him another set of BBQ tool, because he's not a tool. Think useful and cool, yes it's possible and doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Have a listen and get promoted to "favorite child". Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 13, 2019
May Crazy Travel Roundup, Episode #32
Recorded in the beautiful Marriott Courtyard, Albany, NY We start with a pilot that could've ended up on Dateline and finish with "Florida Man" and his General Lee police chase. And don't miss all the craziness in between. Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 5, 2019
Off The Eaten Path South Carolina Episode 31
The week consisted of a 450 mile road trip. It began with a flight into Baltimore, MD and then a drive to Harrisburg, PA, and then onto Albany NY, followed by a flight home. A couple of decent foods stops during the trip.  My South Carolina food tour covers all the bases from BBQ Shealy’s Bar-B-Que House - Batesburg, SC to seafood in Charleston, SC at Hymans Seafood. Want sandwiches as good as they come? Then visit Tattooed Moose - Charleston, SC. Breakfast at the Lizard Thicket - Columbia, SC is one of my favorites. When visiting G-Ville grab a bite at the Cooper River Grill.  And The British Bulldog Pub in Columbia, SC is as authentic as it gets.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 27, 2019
Off The Eaten Path, North Carolina Episode 30
 No good deed goes on punished.... and last weeks flight proved it!  Listen to that and a few of my favorite North Carolina food stops. Check out  Moose Cafe - Colfax, NC  -  Banner Elk Cafe - Banner Elk, NC  -  Black Mountain Ale House - Black Mountain, NC  -  White Duck Taco Shop - Ashville, NC . Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 18, 2019
April Crazy Travel Roundup, Episode 29
 Recorded in the beautiful and stormy home office, Chateau' Relaxo, FL. A quick tour around Palatka, FL with a few places to eat and drink down in Maitland and then it's off to the craziness. This month there's Bridezilla in Nashville, topless tourists at a Florida rest stop and of course a giant bunny that will come at you like a spider monkey. Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 9, 2019
Surviving Las Vegas, Episode 28
Recorded in the beautiful home office Chateau' Relaxo, Florida After a dozen or so trips to Sin City I've got a handful of tips to help you survive. The key is to pace yourself and don't do dumb stuff. The Hangover was just a movie, no one lives that way except maybe Mike Tyson. If done right Vegas offers a great escape and the chance to live like a rock star.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 2, 2019
Summer Road Trips, Episode 27
Recorded in the beautiful MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV.   As the youngest resident of Chateau' Relaxo prepares for High School graduation the thoughts of a summer road trip begin to creep in. Last summer it was across the state of Virginia ( Part 1 Part 2). The year before that it was a 1200 mile adventure up through Tennessee as we dropped our used books off at various Little Free Libraries.  Not sure where this summers adventures will lead us but there are a handful things that need to be in place for a successful road trip.   Thanks for listening and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin  
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April 23, 2019
March Crazy Travel Roundup, Episode 26
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn Sarasota Airport, Sarasota, FL.  This month it's a  Drugged Orangutan, nudity and a Florida Man's rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Plus two solid food choices if you ever find yourself in Westlake, OH.   Thanks for listening and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram 
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April 8, 2019
Off The Eaten Path Tennessee Episode 25
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn Westlake, Ohio.  Last week was Spring Break and we started out in South Florida and ended up in Daytona, FL by weeks end. It's back to our Off the Eaten Path Series. This episode focuses on Tennessee Mentioned in this episode  BRGR Stop   The Taco Shack   Elena’s Taco Stop   Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken   Central BBQ   Big River Grille & Brewing Works   Burger Up   Slick’s Burgers   Bar-B-Cutie  Thank you for listening and safe travels.  Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram    Intro - 2013 texasradiofish Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/41405 
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March 31, 2019
Hacking Your Hotel Room Episode 24
Being recorded in the beautiful home office Chateau' Relaxo. After 18+ years traveling I've gathered enough hacks to be dangerous. Spend 15 minutes listening and you just might make your next trip a bit less stressful. You will also discover a Fairfield, NJ pizza joint where the slices are.... "As big as ya' head" coupled with an amazing local brewery. All this and more on this episode of travel stories. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day! Intro - 2013 texasradiofish Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/41405
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March 22, 2019
February Crazy Travel Roundup Episode 23
 This month it's Florida right out the gate, complete with a taser! We finish up the roundup with some solid financial retirement advice. Thanks for listening and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day! Intro - 2013 texasradiofish Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/41405
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March 11, 2019
The Evolution Of Business Travel (Part 2) Episode 22
 Being recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn, Thomasville, GA. Our last episode, The Evolution Of Business Travel,  covered some of the basics and got us to this point. Today it's the "Travel Trinity" planes, hotels and smartphones. Traveling by plane has truly become "Greyhound in the sky". I grew up with an uncle that was a pilot, and my Father-In_Law was also a pilot. I grew up in the world of flying on standby. That meant a jacket or dress depending on your gender coupled with polished shoes, and the rest of the patrons held close to those guidelines as well. Now when you fly, you'll be bombarded with those wearing pajamas and those that believe their ticket entitles them to, wear most anything. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day! Intro - 2013 texasradiofish Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/41405
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February 28, 2019
The Evolution Of Business Travel (Part 1) Episode 21
Recorded in the beautiful Embassy Suites Nashville, TN.Lets start with a bit of travel news and then jump into the evolution of business travel. We've come a long way in the last few centuries.   Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day!
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February 20, 2019
January Crazy Travel Roundup Episode 20
 Being recorded in the beautiful home office Orlando, FL. Last week I was in Atlanta, I decided to drive and not fly for a few reasons. To start it's Super Bowl week and I have no desire to interact with that many people at any airport. Next, it was supposed to be Snowmageddon 2019 and I had no desire to be at the mercy of the airlines as to when my flight would depart. In the end, it turned out to be sunny and 40 degrees.     Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day!
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February 6, 2019
Off The Eaten Path, Mississippi Episode 19
 Off the Eaten Path Mississippi Recorded at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn, Jackson, MS. Mississippi is a wonderful state, from the history and music of the delta to gambling in Biloxi, Mississippi is one rich and diverse state. My main stops are Clarksdale, Meridian, and Jackson. Using Highway 55 and Highway 20, I can hit most of my Mississippi destinations in under 3 hours.  Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram  Thanks for listening and enjoy your day!
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January 25, 2019
The 2018 Travel Year In Review Episode 18
 2018 was an absolutely crazy travel year, and now's your chance to hear all about it.  Find out my three favorite trips of the year, and discover yet another credit card deal for the road warrior. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram
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January 11, 2019
The Holiday Gift Guide Episode 17
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn & Suites, Pineville, NC. We start out with November winter flight delays and finish up this years holiday gift guide.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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December 3, 2018
How Not To Die On Vacation Episode 16
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn Matthews, NC.  Vacation Death, it's legit. I'm not talking about jumping the border into some third world country, or city, and being taken captive by the local bad guys. I'm talking about the well planned out vacation where you decide to push the limits of your physical ability or put your safety in the hands of someone that's elevator doesn't go to the top floor.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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November 15, 2018
Off The Eaten Path Georgia Episode 15
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn Miami, FL. Update on Mid-October travel. I visited a few Little Free Library locations https://littlefreelibrary.org/. My conversation with The Travel Wins, https://anchor.fm/thetravelwins a fellow road warrior, and podcaster. Check out his podcast, he's a rockstar https://anchor.fm/thetravelwins. Then discover where to fill your belly when you visit Georgia, you won't be disappointed.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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October 17, 2018
The Southwest Companion Pass Episode 14
Recorded in the beautiful Fairfield Inn, Valdosta, GA. Here's the skinny on the Chase Southwest Reward Card. The only reason to apply for the Chase Southwest Reward Card is the Southwest Companion Pass.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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September 26, 2018
Off The Eaten Path The Rest Of Florida Episode 13
Being recoded in the beautiful DoubleTree Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA. On the previous episode we talked about Florida, specifically South Florida. Today we’ll cover the remaining part of the state. Unfortunately the rest of the list is going to be very Orlando/Tampa centric and here’s why. Towns like Jacksonville, Ocala and Melbourne all have great restaurants but often those destination are day trips, besides a quick lunch it’s rare that I stay there for dinner.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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August 25, 2018
Off The Eaten Path South Florida Episode 12
Being recorded in the beautiful home office, Chateau' Relaxo, FL. Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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August 5, 2018
Off The Eaten Path (Intro) Episode 11
An introduction to a new series, Off The Eaten Path, my take on the restaurants from the states that I frequent. Feel free to submit your own choices from the states that you visit.
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July 11, 2018
6/28/2018 Snippet United Airlines And The Newark Airport Episode 10
Recorded in the beautiful home office, Chateau' Relaxo, FL. Flying United Airlines for the first time. Managed to snag a first class ticket and had the chance to explore Newark Airports Terminal "C".   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 28, 2018
Savannah In The Summer Episode 9
Recorded in the beautiful Double Tree, Dallas, Texas. Summer vacation is fast approaching and Savannah is a perfect destination. Be prepared, it’s going to be hot…. stay hydrated. I love Savannah, I end up there several times each year on business and every 18 months or so for vacation. If you’ve never been to Savannah it’s a great for a family vacation, just don’t plan on an amusement park full of thrill rides.. From Orlando it’s less than a five hour drive. Now Savannah is not an easy town to fly into, more than likely you’ll be making a connection along the way.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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June 13, 2018
6/12 Fly Out Monday Episode 8
An early Monday morning inside the Orlando airport, which is code for lots of background noise. Safe travels.
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June 11, 2018
Atlanta airport, tips and tricks Episode 7
Tips and tricks when traveling through the Atlanta airport.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 23, 2018
Fly Out Monday Episode 6
Trying the anchor recording app for the first time as I outline the travel week ahead.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 21, 2018
Technology & Travel Safety Episode 5
When traveling I don’t feel that my safety is the least bit threatened. Possibly I was blessed with the “Confidence” gene or the “Dumbass” gene, I’m not sure. I’m aware of my surroundings, I make note of exit signs and staircases. I don’t leave my drink at the bar when I head to the restroom… you know the drill. What concerns me is the safety of my family, if tragedy stuck them that’s far worse than something happening to me. Please take a listen, no gun talk involved, I promise.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 14, 2018
Holiday Gift Guide Episode 4
Recorded in the beautiful Hampton Inn & Suites, Tampa, FL. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful. Listen for a few “thoughtful” gifts, some of which just might complete your holiday shopping.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 14, 2018
Year End Travel Review Episode 3
Recorded at the beautiful home office, Chateau' Relaxo, FL.  My 2017 the year in review My 2018 Travel strategy Plane Drinking. Travel for the year is done, with possibly a last minute trip to Georgia after Christmas. I try to stay out of airports and off the roads this time of the year.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 14, 2018
Florida and Alabama Snow, Fun On The Road and Travel Horror Episode 2
Recorded in the beautiful Double Tree Hotel, Miami, FL. 3 subjects – Florida and Alabama Snow, Fun On The Road and Travel Horror.   Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
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May 14, 2018
Hello Again From Our New Home Episode 1
Recorded in the beautiful Tru Hotel, Meridian, MS. We have a new web host, so an introduction for new listeners as well as readers. This episode, road warrior travel rules and tips. A bit of food talk and a review of a Hilton TRU hotel.  Thanks for listening, safe travels and enjoy your day. Check us out on the web at HypeAmerica or Instagram or  Podcoin 
13:19
May 14, 2018
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