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  • Kim Hanson’s Move to Morocco – Podcast Episode 10!


    We’ve been waiting eagerly for it—episode 10 has been released! In this episode of Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie talks with Kim Hanson about her move to Morocco and her experiences teaching and living in a foreign country.   🎧 LISTEN NOW! 🎧   Show Notes: 1️⃣ After studying in England, Kim decides she wants to […]

  • Zolton Bagdy: My Narrow Escape from Hungary in 1956


    We’ve launched Podcast Episode 9! In this show, you will meet Zolton Bagdy, friend, and traveler who escaped Hungary in 1956, at the age of 17, with his parents and sister. 🎧 LISTEN NOW! 🎧 You will hear about his life before and during the revolution, you will hear about how they walked through the […]

  • Podcast Episode 8: First Start with the Honeymoon…then the Wedding!


    Podcast Episode 8 is up! In this show, I visit with Jonathan and Melissa Hunter who have TWO travel stories to share. 🎧 SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN ON OUR CHANNEL HERE! The first story is one of surprise. That is, Jonathan wanted to take his two teenage girls on a trip—but it was going to be […]

  • Life Changing Risk of Moving Abroad


    In this show, I talk with James O’Byrne, Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist and writer who spent 36 years in New Orleans as a reporter and editor for the Times-Picayune and NOLA.com.  He shares stories from those glory years before the chaos and disruption of the digital revolution and the risky decision he and his wife Paula […]

  • Highs and Lows of Owning a Travel Company with John Calthorpe | Passion of Exploration


      In this episode of the Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie Collins, Owner & Travel Architect at Freedom Travel LLC, interviews John Calthorpe, owner and travel planner with Prestigious Travel UK. They share highs and lows of owning a travel company, the concepts, stories, philosophy and their shared passion of exploration. Some of the topics discussed […]

  • Teaching Through Travel Podcast Episode #5


    Podcast Episode #5! In this show, I will dive deeper into the 3-key reasons to travel with children and grandchildren.    LISTEN NOW! http://bit.ly/FreedomTravel005    You will hear about my first experience traveling to Europe in 1985 with 3 teenagers and my method for getting and keeping them engaged!  You will hear from my son, Ryan Williams […]

  • Podcast Episode #4! Discovering Croatia with Graham Carter, Co-founder of Unforgettable Travel Company


      LISTEN NOW! http://bit.ly/FreedomTravel004In this episode of the Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie Collins, Owner & Travel Architect at Freedom Travel LLC, interviews Graham Carter, Co-founder of Unforgettable Travel Co. with small ships around the world. Some of the topics include:  How Croatia has changed from the war-torn country of Yugoslavia Croatia, the undiscovered destination Suggested itinerary for first-time […]

  • Podcast Episode #3! Travel Stories: Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Cuba OH MY!


      LISTEN NOW!  http://bit.ly/FreedomTravel003  Iain Baird, writer, avid traveler and long-time friend, is the guest of Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie Collins, Owner & Travel Architect.  They talk about the shared adventures of traveling the world for more than three decades.  Iain and his wife Ann, along with a small group of like-minded travelers have stories to tell […]

  • Podcast Episode #2! David Collins: Visiting the Major Wine-Producers of Italy and France


     LISTEN NOW!  http://bit.ly/FreedomTravel002 This episode of Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie Collins, Owner & Travel Architect talks with David Collins, co-owner of Big Cork Vineyards, master wine-maker, and her baby brother.They laugh and reminisce about their travels to Italy and France. They talk about their destination choices, and the diverse wineries that opened their doors to […]

  • #1: Oh the stories I can tell! 30 years of a bitter-sweet travel career.


    This premier episode of Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie Collins, Owner & Travel Architect, coincides with a poignant piece of history — the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.  Following the disbelief, the shocking reality, a lifestyle completely restructured came the calm and reflection of my life and my career.  I tumbled through stories that touched my heart, […]

  • “Travel is education.” – Marie Leiter


    Marie Leiter, one of my lovely clients & friends, has traveled internationally on numerous occasions, and I wanted to share her beautiful thoughts with you all.  Why do you travel? Travel has given me a front seat to the simple beauty found in the countryside of Tuscany, the arrondissements of Paris, Gaudi’s cathedral in Barcelona, […]

  • From Croatia, with Love


    I am always grateful to hear my clients’ stories and reviews of their time abroad. RuthAnn Loveless, one of my adventurous travelers, gladly answered a few of my questions regarding her experience in Croatia with Freedom Travel.  What is the most enriching and memorable destination you’ve reached throughout your travels?  Croatia—a beautiful, safe country with warm […]