Selected Top 25 Travel Blog

in the World by TripAdvisor!

Wayne and Pat Dunlap show people what is worth seeing and unique strategies how to travel for half the cost for all types of travel from budget to luxury and 100’s of other unique travel tips. We make no money – just a retirement give
back to help people travel and enjoy it more.

Wayne & Pat Dunlap 
Plan Your Escape®

They have
visited 100 countries on 6 continents as well as 46 U.S. states and
re award-winning travel

photojournalists and bloggers.

Visited 100 Countries

The Dunlaps have an inspiring life-changing story Recently, they rented their home, sold their business, and
have been traveling the world for the the past 4 years visiting 100 countries in their lifetime. 

Wayne Dunlap Selected Top 25 Travel Blog in the World by TripAdvisor!

Selected Top 25 Travel Blog

in the World by TripAdvisor!

They have taken over 100
trips taking cars, trains, buses, and organized tours. They have also done home
exchanges and taken 41 cruises on 17 different cruise lines on ships ranging
from 10 to 4,000 passengers. Now they enjoy most of their traveling with interesting tours and independently on their own.

The Dunlapspopular travel blog has won other awards including: 
• Top Travel Blog 2013 – 2020
• Best Boomer Travel Blogger to Follow

• Top Couple Travel Blogger  

Stories about their travel adventures and unique travel tips have appeared in many major media (see below for complete articles) such as:

• Wall Street Journal

Featured in 
Leading Media

U.S. News & World Report
Frommers’ The Travel Show
Huffington Post
• The Christian Science Monitor
• Entrepreneur Magazine
• TripAdvisor
• ABC News
• The American Dream TV

Travel Columnist 
for Huffington Post

• National Radio Network
• KCBQ 1170 AM & 93Q Radio
Newsmax, EuroTravel, & SecondAct Magazines
and many more TV, Radio, and other media (see below)

Top Travel Influencer

The Dunlap’s are Top Travel Influencers having over 265,000 interested social media followers, Toyota sponsored them on a
trip to help market their Venza car, touting them as top influential communicators.

Visit Santa Barbara selected them to help promote Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board choose them among 8 influential
journalists to market their dineLA Restaurant Week.

Featured Speakers 
at Large Travel Shows

The Dunlaps love to inspire others to travel and help people travel for half the cost for all levels of travel. They are featured speakers at the Travel & Adventure Show
(the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S.)
and other
large travel shows such as the San Francisco Travel Show and The Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show.

Former Economics 

Wayne has a burning passion for travel and being a former
Economics professor, also has a sincere desire to inspire others to travel by helping them discover great travel values and safely realize their travel dreams. Wayne was a business owner, executive of high-tech companies, and an
Economics professor after his PhD program at the University of California, San
Diego (UCSD). He is listed in Who’s Who Among American Professionals.

Love to Help People 
Travel the World

Pat is a winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego and
says: “Choosing to run away with my husband and best friend, has been the
most rewarding lifestyle change one can make. It’s brought us closer

Hosts of Plan Your Escape® Travel TV Show

Wayne and Pat Dunlap are hosts of the travel TV show Plan Your Escape® TV aired on the CW network – sharing travel experiences and giving great travel tips and unique bargain-finding strategies as well as the woman’s and man’s perspective on traveling.  

Plan Your Escape® TV shows you how you can realize and afford your travel
dreams visiting wonderful places around the world.   

Travel Columnist for the ‘Huffington Post’:

Appearances on TV:

Travel Segment on the Silver Hair Tsunami TV Show


Want a more affordable vacation with less hassle? Watch me explain how to do it on LIFESTYLES San Diego TV – StayCations in America’s Finest City

Watch Wayne Dunlap give great travel tips on “The American Dream” TV show (starting minute 4)

Featured Speakers at Large Travel Shows:

Travel & Adventure Show
(the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S.)
in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San


OneWorld Travel Mart

Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show

Top Travel Influencer (some examples):

Because of the Dunlaps’ over 265,000 interested social media followers, the following organizations choose them.

Toyota sponsored them on two
trips to help market their Venza and Roadrunner cars.


Chosen by the Los
Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
to market dineLA Restaurant Week.

Selected by Visit Santa Barbara to promote Santa Barbara

Sponsored by Villa Del Palmar Resort in Loreto, Baja California, Mexico

Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa

Travel Blog has Won Many Awards:

TripAdvisor’s list of “20 Baby Boomers having more fun than you!”

Top 25 Adventure Travel Blog
by TripAdvisor

Honored as Top Travel Blogger

Honored as Best Travel Blogger:

#5 on “35 Incredible Couple Travel Blogs To Follow In 2016” from Sunset Travelers

  Top Couple Travel Blogger

Top Travel Blog: UnhookNow  

Published Travel Tips & Advice:

“10 Essential Places to Travel in Your 50s (& Advice From Baby-Boomer Travel Experts)”

So honored to be included with these travel experts

Read about the Dunlaps’ Travel Adventures in the News:

The Coast News – Front page story – “2 year Adventure Results in New Book” 

Listen to the Dunlaps Give Travel Tips:

KCBQ AM 1170 – 10 minute interview on “Ways to Save Half the Cost of Travel”

KCBQ AM 1170 “Winning in Life with Steve Sexton” – Hour long talk on Unique Travel Tips to Improve Your Life

Travel on Transition Radio

93Q Radio “The Good Life” – Travel Tips

SelfGrowth – “3 Common Holiday Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them”

Featured on Other Popular Travel Websites:

Honored to be included with these outstanding travel insiders – Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017

Plan Your Escape® Travel Presentations:

Organizations presented to include: 

Featured speakers – Travel & Adventure Show
(the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S.)
in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San

 Featured speakersOneWorld Travel Mart

Featured speakers – Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show

University of San Diego’s University of the Third Age
Guest expert speakers for Meet, Plan, Go

American Association of University Women (AAUW) 

Rotary International
City of Oceanside

Travel Buddies Meetup 

Contact the Dunlaps (Plan Your Escape®) to arrange an inspirational and informative Plan Your Escape® travel presentation for your organization about great travel tips, unique bargain-finding strategies, easy-to-use trip planning tools, and interesting stories. Plan Your Escape – safely realize and afford your travel dreams! 

Quotes about the Dunlaps’ travel presentations:

“You guys are really dynamic speakers and had a lot
of good travel tips to share. Nice! Your story, TV appearance, and book are
all good.”
Regina Fraser, Grannies on Safari, Travel Speaker and Emmy award
winning travel TV host

“Wayne and Pat presented at the University of San Diego’s University of the Third Age and did an outstanding job! What I was most impressed with was the way they maneuvered a very sophisticated travel audience, who thought they knew everything, and had them scrambling to take notes of all the wonderful resources they shared with the audience. Their information is current, timely and inspirational. After listening to them present we were all dreaming about where our next vacation would take us (and doing it for less than $100/per day per couple!). Thank you Wayne and Pat for joining us at this year’s USD’s U3A program!” – Jodi Waterhouse, Director, Corporate and Professional Education, University of San Diego

“Wayne and Pat’s talk for Plan
Your Escape® clearly inspired Oceanside readers
to get out and travel. The Dunlaps’ enthusiasm is contagious, their travel tips
are immediately practical, and they have demonstrated that their remarkable
international lifestyle truly is attainable!”
Monica Chapa Domercq, Principal Librarian,
Oceanside Public Library

“Thank you again for last night for our workshop. Your
presentation was exceptional and received positive feedback from the
guests.” –
Gina Fogelmanis, Sexton Advisory Group

“THANK YOU, Wayne!  I know the group enjoyed your talk a lot. I have
attended two AAUW activities this week and at both, they were talking
about you and Pat. One person had purchased your book for her Kindle.
She was commenting on all the other tips in your book.”
Betty Reed, American Association of University Women

“My heartfelt thank you for
your wonderful program in our Library – informative, humorous and encouraging. I
especially liked how you shared your own experience in finding websites and
best deals for airfares, budget hotels and restaurants. The content of your
presentation stimulated much interest for discussion after the program. The
energy of your presentation was beautiful. I felt fortunate to have you in our
Library. Your experience inspires many of us to travel the world!”
Oksana Radomyshelsky, Adult
and Outreach Services Librarian, Oceanside
Public Library

“Excellent presentation of very
specific credible and useful info…plus motivation to keep on traveling.”
– Mary
& George Leitner

“A wonderful afternoon
and fabulous information on travel! Thank you, Wayne and Pat!”
– Freddi Pakier

was totally satisfied with this experience. It was enriching – I learned a lot
about travelling wisely and loving life deeply. Wayne and Pat were inspiring!”


“Fun and really useful
in the same time.”
– Inna

gave a very informative talk and he and his wife were both very hospitable and
– Sherry Denton

great. Pat and Wayne conveyed a lot of knowledge. Great book!”

Barbara Launspach

“Pat & Wayne’s
presentation was informative and inspirational. I left wanting to read the book
cover to cover and plan my next trip.”
– Laura Wildeman

talk – great insights – unique perspectives!! Great book – even for seasoned
– Christine Barton

and Wayne truly exemplify the art of traveling worldwide. Their approach to
helping other travelers prepare for and enjoy life throughout their journey is
very refreshing. I bought their book, Plan Your Escape, and I am already making
plans to start putting it to use. This is not just a travel book but a
potential life changing opportunity.”
– Larry Bogle

“We enjoyed it! …good ideas!” – Meg Behle

was very good with great tips.”
– Archee Aguiar

information and valuable first hand insights.”

Sharon Burrus

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