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The World Wide Honeymoon Travel Podcast is hosted by Kat and Chris Butler, two newlyweds navigating the world of couples travel. Join Kat and Chris as they take you on a journey across the globe and fill you with inspiration, wanderlust, and amazing practical tips for your next romantic getaway! World Wide Honeymoon is all about staying adventurous while traveling the world with your love. Kat and Chris chat all things regarding couples travel including destination guides, travel tips, trave ...
 
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2 weeks, 2 itineraries! Chris and I are continuing our podcast series about how to spend 2 weeks in a continent! This time we’re talking all about how to spend 2 weeks in Asia! Check out how to spend 2 weeks in Asia in both Chris and I’s separate itineraries. We’re covering anything from walking with elephants in Thailand to exploring the temples o…
 
J Cole is one of the most successful rappers of his generation, someone who racks up hits while sustaining critical acclaim. But that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Cole’s sixth studio album “The Off Season” finds a musician struggling to stave off complacency and keep his skills sharp. In a short documentary about the album, Cole describes the al…
 
2 weeks, 2 itineraries! Chris and I are continuing our podcast series about how to spend 2 weeks in a continent! This time we’re talking all about how to spend 2 weeks in Africa! Check out how to spend 2 weeks in Africa in both Chris and I’s separate itineraries. We’re covering anything from ancient ruins to spotting the Big 5 on safari! Let us kno…
 
One of our favorites artists right now is Rina Sawayama. She works with her producer Clarence Clarity to make this mash up of sounds from the late 90s and early aughts. She in particular recasts Max Martin pop and Nu Metal — too styles that rarely converged — to make compelling songs with a strong anti-consumerist message. I spoke with Rina Sawayam…
 
2 weeks, 2 itineraries! Chris and I are continuing our podcast series about how to spend 2 weeks in a continent! This time we’re talking all about how to spend 2 weeks in Europe! Check out how to spend 2 weeks in Europe in both Chris and I’s separate itineraries. We’re covering anything from famous cities you’ve got to see to smaller charming areas…
 
When you think of jazz, you might think of La La Land, luxury car commercials, or fancy dinner parties. Cool, sophisticated, complex, jazz today seems to signify the epitome of class and taste. For pianist Vijay Iyer, that view gets the music completely wrong. Jazz isn’t cool. Jazz is countercultural. Jazz is alive and relevant. Jazz fights racism …
 
2 weeks, 2 itineraries! Chris and I are continuing our podcast series all about how to spend 2 weeks in a continent! This time we’re talking all about how to spend 2 weeks in South America! Check out how to spend 2 weeks in South America in both Chris and I’s separate itineraries. We’re covering anything from famous sites to jaw-dropping nature! Le…
 
Today we’re sharing something a little different - a new TV and film show from the Vox Media Podcast Network that we think you’ll like called Galaxy Brains. On Galaxy Brains, entertainment writer Dave Schilling and Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Jonah Ray explore a big, mind-expanding question raised by a TV show or movie, and take it way, way too …
 
2 weeks, 2 itineraries! Chris and I are starting a podcast series all about how to spend 2 weeks in a continent starting in North America! With limited time off and too much wanderlust, here is how to truly enjoy as much of North America as possible! Check out how to spend 2 weeks in North America in both Chris and I’s separate itineraries. Let us …
 
Willow Smith has a new Paramore-inspired emo-slash-pop punk track with a formidable drum groove powered by Travis Barker. Over churning guitars she sneers at fake friends: "smile in my face, then put your cig out on my back." As Nate and Charlie headbanged along to we found ourselves asking "why did we sleep on Willow Smith?" Maybe because we had n…
 
We’ve all seen the perfect Instagram couples traveling the world. While is it hard to not compare, know that Instagram is the highlight reel…not the whole picture. In today’s episode, we’re sharing our top unsexy travel moments ranging from stupid arguments to embarrassing moments to show you that traveling as a couple isn’t perfect, but it definit…
 
For nearly a decade, Julia Michaels has penned hit songs for the biggest acts in pop music. She is adept at turning people’s vulnerabilities into memorable hooks — think Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” or Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me.” There are countless others, but all of them share distinctive traits. Where many songwriters might turn to the simp…
 
Planning a visit to Shenandoah National Park? We have all of the travel tips for Shenandoah in this podcast episode! From where to stay, top things to do, where to eat and drink, and best hikes (including Old Rag!) this is the ultimate guide to visiting Shenandoah National Park that’ll make you want to visit ASAP. Shownotes at https://worldwidehone…
 
Lil Nas X has a talent for creating productive controversy. First with “Old Town Road,” he challenged expectations about blackness in country music. Now with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” he takes aim at anti LGBTQ+ messages propagated by the religious dogma from his youth (he came out as gay during Pride 2019). The song describes a romantic en…
 
US National Parks are stunning. There are beautiful mountains, exciting wildlife, and dreamy landscapes. While we all wish we could see them all, if you are short on time, we have the top 12 national parks you can visit in just a weekend trip! Whether you want to explore a desert or rainforest out west or get adventurous on the east coast, there ar…
 
Earth Day 2021 gives us the chance to pause our usual programming and consider the role pop music plays in our deepening climate emergency. On Side A, we listen to artists who have confronted the climate crisis head-on. Side B considers the environmental cost of streaming music with Kyle Devine, author of Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music.…
 
To recline or no? Is Paris or Rome really overrated? Are child-free flights a good idea? We're talking about all the unpopular travel opinions from listeners in this episode! Shownotes at https://worldwidehoneymoon.com/unpopular-travel-opinions/ Be sure to subscribe to our Instagram @worldwidehoneymoon for updates on the podcast and future opportun…
 
On Switched on Pop we talk to songwriters and artists about how they make great songs. Most songs are written with two or more people in the room. Something we've never done before is pair two of the best songwriters in the business to explain how they create a successful collaboration. Teddy Geiger is a Grammy nominated songwriter who's written co…
 
With more people getting vaccinated in the US and other countries slowly reopening, there is hope for summer travels! In this episode, Chris and I dig into where to travel this summer including both in the US and abroad. So whether you are searching for a beach vacation or you want to get adventurous, these are the top 10 places you’ll want to visi…
 
Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars have joined forces as the duo Silk Sonic, and their first release “Leave the Door Open” suggests that their collab is as natural as peanut butter and jelly. The song exudes throwback vibes through its lush harmonies and sensuous lyrics. But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill exercise in empty nostalgia. Silk Sonic have a ve…
 
In this podcast episode, we’re talking all about the top travel myths, and why they’re totally wrong! From a lot of travel safety concerns to why travel doesn’t have to be expensive, we’re debunking those travel myths to inspire you for future travels! Shownotes at https://worldwidehoneymoon.com/top-10-travel-myths/…
 
Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, better known as AJR, started playing gigs on the streets of New York City. The sidewalk hustle taught them how to grab the attention of the least forgiving audience. Now on their fourth studio album, OK Orchestra, they’ve honed an ear-stopping sound that combines modern pop with broadway bombast. Their platinum-certified si…
 
Find out the top things to do in Washington, DC, plus where to stay, where to eat, and other fun local tips thanks to our many trips to the nation’s capital. Plan your perfect weekend getaway to Washington, DC with this ultimate travel guide episode! Shownotes at https://worldwidehoneymoon.com/travel-to-washington-dc/ Itinerary at https://worldwide…
 
Cory Wong is a Minneapolis native and Vulfpeck collaborator known for pushing rhythm guitar from a background instrument to the star of the show. Wong’s a walking encyclopedia of funk guitar, and he takes us through the riffs and styles—from Nile Rodgers to Quincy Jones—that power modern bops such as Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” and Jessie Ware’s “Step …
 
Looking for the ultimate Peru bucket list? We’ve got all the tips! In this podcast episode, we’re talking about the most popular things to do in Peru, how we narrowed our list down for our 10 day trip to Peru, which we think were the best after our trip, and what we’d do differently next time. Peru is one of our favorite countries we’ve ever travel…
 
The 63rd Grammys was as unprecedented and unusual as last year. Backdropped by the pandemic, the show was delayed and had to be taped in multiple locations in front of a bare bones audience. Echoing the public cries against injustice, standout performances by Mickey Guyton, DaBaby, and Lil Baby decried racism to the nation and to the Grammys—the ac…
 
Dreaming of a business class flight for your honeymoon? What about staying at a 5-star hotel? After paying for a wedding, those seem like unlikely goals...but not if you use miles and points! We started travel hacking while wedding planning and ended up scoring business class flights to Southeast Asia round-trip for only $60 each! Now we're giving …
 
Ten years ago the Australian artist Gotye asked New Zealand musician Kimbra to feature on his song “Somebody I Used To Know.” At the time Kimbra had no idea it was going to be a hit. No wonder—the song lacks the trappings of a conventional pop song. The chorus shows up late and it only repeats once in a track composed of an obscure Brazilian guitar…
 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a popular place to visit in the summer, but it is open year-round! There are plenty of unique and fun things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the winter including snowshoeing, hand-feeding birds, ice fishing, and more! We're giving you all the details on what to do here during the winter and why Cuyahoga Va…
 
Kaytranada has what every producer strives for: an in-demand signature sound. His records glide fluidly between four-to-the-floor house beats, hip-hop sample-flipping, and P-Funk style 808 bass lines. He honed the technique as a teenager, and it has since grabbed the attention of some all-star collaborators: Pharrell Williams, Mary J. Blige, Alicia…
 
Planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? We've got you covered with tips for visiting the Smokies including what to do (and NOT do) during your stay. Whether it is where to stay, things to do, or other practical tips, you'll definitely want to listen up before your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Shownotes at https://worldwidehoney…
 
JP Saxe wrote the song “If the World was Ending” with acclaimed songwriter Julia Michaels in 2019 about a fictional cataclysm. The record was released in the before times in a way that seemed to presage lockdown. In the early months of the actual pandemic the song resonated so widely that it catapulted up the charts. It’s now been nominated for a G…
 
Social media is kind of a blessing and a curse, am I right? Social media can be a helpful tool both at home while planning and on the ground to help you find new places to explore in a destination. It can also be an unnecessary burden that distracts you from the whole travel experience itself. We’re diving into social media and travel in this episo…
 
Adrian Younge is a producer for entertainment greats ranging from Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar to the Wu Tang clan, a composer for television shows such as Marvel's Luke Cage (with A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Mohammad), and owner of the Linear Labs record label and analog studio. Younge has a new mixed media project that breaks down the evolutio…
 
We're at episode 100!! To celebrate, we've got a $300 Airbnb gift card giveaway live (link below to enter!). Plus, we're reintroducing ourselves in this episode. So we have lots of great tidbits including our favorite travel memories, our favorite embarrassing travel moments of the other person, our top episodes, and even a rapid-fire this or that …
 
The Netflix series Bridgerton has hooked audiences with its bodice-ripping sex scenes, a colorblind approach period drama casting, and a soundtrack featuring recreations of modern bangers from pop stars like Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish arranged in the style of a classical string quartet. By bringing modern melodies into the proper world of Rege…
 
It can be tough to plan a honeymoon in the midst of already planning a wedding. We seriously considered paying a travel agent to book it for us. But we ended up planning our honeymoon ourselves and it turned out better than we could've imagined. So now we've got some great tips for planning your own honeymoon to help you out! We were so glad we pla…
 
This Sunday, The Weeknd will perform his distinctly dark brand of pop at the Super Bowl halftime show. On the surface, the alter-ego of Abel Tesfaye is a strange pick for the ostensibly family-friendly main-stage — for more than a decade, The Weeknd has fused the sounds of pop, R&B, and trap into a cinematic horror-thriller about drugs, sex and the…
 
Dreaming of spotting animals in the wild? While many things like an African safari or the Amazon Rainforest come to mind for that, you can also see many incredible animals in North America! From monkeys in Costa Rica to bison in Yellowstone National Park, these are the top 10 bucket list trips for wildlife in North America. Shownotes at https://wor…
 
Epik High are elemental to Korean hip hop. DJ Tukutz, Mithra Jin and Tablo’s underground style boom bap beats with dexterous rapping helped bring this music from its underground roots to a global scale. On their latest release, Epik High Is Here Part I, the textures are subdued but paired with heavy drums and aggressive vocals, a contrast that matc…
 
Today we're reflecting on Americans and travel. We're from the US and have noticed that when we answer the inevitable question of "where are you from?" in our travels, there are a lot of reactions. Sometimes it is curiosity, sometimes it is talking about travel in the US, and most of the time there are political questions. It's just an observation,…
 
Power ballads used to top the charts regularly, from 80s rock to 90s R&B. But then in the 2000s, the formula of constant escalation gradually fell off the Billboard. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Olivia Rodrigo’s single “Drivers License” is breaking streaming records as listeners yearn for the emotional catharsis from this contemporary power balla…
 
We love seeing animals in the wild. One of our favorite trips was a South African safari where we spotted the Big 5 among many other species in their native habitat. We've also fallen head over heels for the wildlife we've seen in the Amazon Rainforest. Pretty much, having an opportunity to see a majestic animal in the wild is well worth it! So in …
 
Listen to Top 40 pop over the last decade and you’ll notice something weird is happening. The chorus—the emotional apotheosis of a pop song, its dizzying high, its cathartic sing-along center—is disappearing. In its place, artists from Bad Bunny to Taylor Swift are toying with new, chorus-lite song forms that introduce a new musical grammar to the …
 
Each year we love creating a travel bucket list. As you can imagine 2020's didn't exactly go to plan. So when it came to creating our travel bucket list for 2021, we decided to think about it more realistically. From more North American destinations to maybe a few European spots for later in the year, we've got our top 10 2021 bucket list trips tha…
 
Is it true that all pop music sounds the same today? For the past year the “pop-drop” has dominated the airwaves. This new form of EDM infused pop came out of DJ culture and has infused its sound with every mainstream act like Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Tiring of this sound, some artists are finding creative ways to parody this pop trope. The rock out…
 
2020 travel has been rough. With canceled trips, changing plans, and quarantines, having any travel during 2020 was nothing short of a miracle. Luckily we managed a few small road trips throughout the year and are sharing our top travel memories, best food and drinks, and even our travel stats as we discuss our year in review! Shownotes at https://…
 
Auto-Tune may be the most divisive effect in music. Artists have protested it publicly at the Grammys, and critics have derided the effects for its inauthentic reproduction of the voice. And yet, nearly a decade since Jay-Z prophesied the death of Auto-Tune, the sound is alive and thriving in contemporary pop and hip-hop. Journalist Simon Reynolds …
 
Budapest around the holiday season is truly magical! From relaxing in a bathhouse while watching the sunset over the Danube to admiring the local Christmas markets, Budapest shines this time of year! In this episode, we're talking all about the best Christmas markets in Budapest plus amazing things to do during the holiday season there! Shownotes a…
 
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