Some of you may recall the podcast episode that we did last year during lockdown about some of our craziest travel stories. Well, we’re coming back at you with another round of that, sharing another crazy vacation story!
This one happened on our recent trip to Kansas. We usually have good success booking hotels at the last-minute online. But well, things didn’t go so well this time. In fact, for the first time ever, we checked out of the hotel after only staying for one day.
I think this was one of those cases where if it seems too good to be true, it might be! Although, I’m pretty sure that the window getting busted in in the middle of our stay might be one of those one-in-a-million sort of situations.
Listen in for all the details + an update on books we are listening to, some tips from our listeners, a Jui Jitsu update, tofu, a new hack for GMail, something I just learned about Hoopla, and more!
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In This Episode:
[0:32] – We are bringing you another crazy vacation story!
[1:16] – Jesse has just started using the Libby app!
[4:12] – Jesse just recently finished reading Bill O’Reilly’s Killing the SS.
[9:28] – I have been reading The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner.
[12:11] – You can change the settings in Gmail to delete emails (rather than archive them) when you swipe on them!
[14:36] – I read aloud an email sent in by a listener.
[15:55] – I share the story of having bought tofu recently and what I learned.
[17:36] – Jesse follows up on his recent Jiu-Jitsu story.
[20:04] – Jesse came home from sparring recently with bruises all over him!
[21:49] – Today’s sponsor is Annie’s Kit Clubs!
[23:56] – We dive into our latest crazy vacation story!
[26:11] – I looked at the ratings of a particular hotel that Jesse picked out.
[28:35] – I begin to reveal what happened when we pulled up to the hotel.
[31:23] – Find out what happened on our first morning in the hotel!
[36:40] – We ultimately decided to check out and go to a different hotel.
Links and Resources:
- The Crystal Paine Show – Episode 79: Our Craziest Travel Stories
- The Crystal Paine Show – Episode 129: My System for Keeping on Top of Emails
- Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard – Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
- Susan Meissner – The Last Year of the War
- Annie’s Kit Clubs – Website
- Love-Centered Parenting
- 10 Days to Be a Happier Mom
- Sign up for the Hot Deals Email List
- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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