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The comedy podcast about imaginary luxury travel! 10K. 24 hours. Let's go. Hosted by Alison Burns and Lulu Picart

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The comedy podcast about imaginary luxury travel! 10K. 24 hours. Let's go. Hosted by Alison Burns and Lulu Picart

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English


Episodes

The Final 10K: Parting Cheers with Ghost Town Whispers and High-End Hiking!

2/20/2024
As they pack their bags for one last hurrah, Lulu and Alison invite you to join them on a heartwarming farewell tour through our favorite memories in the final episode of 10K Dollar Day. This isn't just any conclusion; it's a laughter-laced tribute to the journey that's taken us from the world's most exotic locales to the cozy corners that have become our secret hideaways. We're rolling out the red carpet for our 'baes,' our cherished listeners, and guiding newcomers to the treasure trove of episodes that await them. With every chuckle and shared story, we're sending an air-kiss goodbye to the escapades that have become a part of us—and you. Strap on your hiking boots and adjust your fanny pack as we recount an escapade to Zion National Park, where luxury brushes up against the raw beauty of the Utah wilderness. Imagine the sound of a grand piano mingling with the rustling leaves of a zen garden as we detail our stay at the unique Flanagan's Resort. We tackle the practicalities of gallivanting through nature, from the necessity of EpiPens to the culinary delight of gourmet trail snacks, and even throw in a bizarre yet handy bee vacuuming hack. It's a blend of indulgence and adventure that could only come from the minds behind 10K Dollar Day. Lastly, we set a course for the ghostly allure of Lulu City, Colorado, offering glimpses of a lavish Airbnb and the makings of an unforgettable cabaret show. We share the comedic trials of securing a special bottle of 10,000 Drops gin and the vision of clinking crystal glasses in celebration. As we lift the curtain on the creative force our listeners have imbued into our show, we extend a hand to anyone eager to weave their own creative tapestries. So, refill your glass, find that snug spot, and raise a toast to the power of happy, creativity, and the end of an era that’s been nothing short of extraordinary. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:38:38

319: Comedic High-End Travel Encounters and the Bond of Humans and Dogs

1/31/2024
Ever laugh so hard your Invisalign popped out? Well, that's just the beginning of our shenanigans as we, Alison and Lulu, take you on a rollercoaster ride through our dream luxury travels, complete with a fictional $10,000 budget to blow. As unpredictable as Florida's weather, our conversation flutters from the quirks of life with dental aligners to the butterflies of performing arts—whether it's rehearsals for a St. Pete play or watching young talent shine in auditions for 'Stranger Sings'. Grab a seat as we recount these tales with the warmth of old friends catching up over coffee. Picture this: an opulent motorhome drive through Evening Shade, Arkansas, as we chuckle over extravagant sleep aids and $299 blankets. Switching gears, sip on some imaginary "Evening Champagne" and join us under the Kenyan stars at Loy Sabah Conservancy, where we drape ourselves in luxury and find innovative ways to stay comfortable and stylish on safari. From the absurdity of a $1,000 non-slip yoga mat to the practical magic of a multifunctional lap desk, we're unpacking the hilarity of high-end travel and the gadgets that could make or break the experience. As we wrap up this journey, we get cozy in the happiness a simple recliner can bring and share heartwarming stories about the impact we leave on others, like a former student-turned-American Idol contestant who named his dog after yours truly. We muse over the peace-keeping powers of our furry friends, imagining a world where therapy dogs are the key to conflict resolution. So tighten that leash and tune in—you're about to be led on an adventure that celebrates friendship, laughter, and the unbreakable bond between humans and their loyal companions. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:51:14

318: Splurge Scenes and Accessibility Dreams: NYC Theatrics, Wheelchair Dances, and Charitable Chances

1/24/2024
Ever fantasized about splurging $10,000 in just one day? Buckle up, because Alison and Lulu are taking you on a lavish journey with episode 318, complete with unexpected laughs, theater shenanigans, and a pup that's more than just a furry friend. From the enigma of decoding handwritten musical scores to the whimsy of adding neon lights to a wheelchair, our chat is nothing short of a delightful romp through luxury and accessibility in travel. Strap in for a heartfelt discussion on the strides and stumbles in making the world more welcoming for wheelchair users. We're exploring the marvels of accessible travel, spiced up with our own creative twists like a wheelchair dance party at Rio's Christ the Redeemer. And we don't stop there – join us as we dish out our dream day in NYC, painting the town with art-filled escapades, mouthwatering deli delights, and a Broadway show that promises to rekindle memories of a certain iconic love story. As we wrap up, we're sharing a virtual high-five with charities that touch lives, from the Free Wheelchair Mission to FNDHope.org. Plus, we'll let you in on the behind-the-scenes magic and the surprising success our Barbie episode experienced – proof that sometimes, the most unexpected things bring the most joy. Tune in to episode 318 for a dose of inspiration, chuckles, and maybe even a few ideas for your next grand adventure! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:49:37

317: Warm Tales and Frigid Adventures: Acting Woes, Scottish Wonders, and a Journey to Harbin's Ice City

1/17/2024
As the chill of winter's grip tightens, Alison and Lulu curl up with stories that bring warmth and laughter to even the coldest days. We're casting off the heavy cloak of post-pandemic blues, sharing tales from the trenches of acting and screenwriting, where the adrenaline of auditions meets the sting of rejection. Our journey across the emotional landscape of creative pursuits is peppered with humor and the odd nod to our extraterrestrial listeners – because, hey, you never know who's tuning in from the far reaches of the galaxy. Ever wondered how a luxury travel plan concocted from the whims of AI would unfold? Tag along as we whisk you away to the mythical "Garden of Skye" in Scotland, a place where the AI's "sleet" prompt morphs into an enchanting reality. We're not just about spinning yarns of fictitious extravagance; we're stepping into the shoes of local Scots, leaving behind surprises in Armadale's quaint shops and sharing the cultural tapestry of Burns Night Supper. Then, it's a leap to the icy spectacle of Harbin, China, where an ice city shimmers and history's shadows loom at the Unit 731 Museum. Wrap up your adventure with us as we honor the legacies of trailblazers like Jessie Sleet, delve into the vital importance of modern nursing, and even consider adopting a polar bear (because who wouldn't want to say they have a polar bear?). And if the cold's got you down, our tales of Disney's Star Wars land and the enduring battle with indoor heating will surely spark a flicker of joy. Join us, your hosts of laughter and discovery, for an episode that promises to be as rich and comforting as a hot toddy by the fire. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:54:45

316: Sunlight Therapy and Tender Hearts in Mesa, Arizona + Mexican ATV Adventures

1/10/2024
Ever wondered what it's like to splurge without the guilt, or to face the winter blues with a dash of sunlight therapy? This episode takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, starting with a lighthearted $10K daydream that quickly anchors down into the realities of seasonal sadness and the pursuit of sustainable joy. We're your confidantes in navigating the lows and championing the highs, whether it's combating Seasonal Affective Disorder with a glow from a sunlight box or embracing the simple satisfaction of eco-friendly practices like composting. Amidst the whimsy and wonder of luxury travel, we get personal, opening up about the intricate dance of navigating life as a highly sensitive person or with ADHD. Discover Mesa, Arizona through our eyes—an oasis for the sensitive soul and the first autism-certified city in the U.S. We'll make you laugh with tales of Tupperware leftovers and quirky tour guide encounters, then stir your curiosity with an unusual dining experience alongside Mesa’s famous Organ Stop Pizza. Join us as we embrace the unexpected, from the thrill of a spontaneous Amazing Race challenge with family to the camaraderie found in shared adventures. We recount a wildlife-filled ATV tour in Mexico and wax poetic about the charms of a traditional Mexican lunch. Our hearts go out to the Tender Heart Charity, sparking a conversation about the power of connection and compassion. And finally, we unveil plans for a supportive community space for entertainment industry professionals, reminding us that with friends like us, who needs amenities? Strap in for a journey filled with laughter, empathy, and inspiration. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:55:04

315: Elves and White Paint in Negril, Jamaica + Cairns, Australia

1/3/2024
Looking for an all-inclusive resort that can help you with your family holiday planning? Alison takes us to to Negril, Jamaica, which turns out to be a surprising destination for ... elves! Meanwhile, Lulu attempts to attempt to attempt to dive the Great Barrier Reef. Think she'll make it? This episode was inspired by the randomly generated word 'SHELF'. Want to help us create an episode? Submit a magic jumping-off word to our website! We'd love to welcome you to the fun. Special thanks this episode to Vlad! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:48:55

314: Extra Sleep and Gift Bags in London, England + Luxor, Egypt

12/30/2023
Imagine planning a day out in London with a newborn, high-tech baby gear in tow, even though you've never had kids—sounds like a plot from a whimsical novel, right? Well, that's precisely the adventure Lulu takes you on, exploring the charming family-friendly London haunts and with some great recommendations on the newest baby tech. And speaking of baby tech, Alison figures out how to make an Egyptian baby shower happen (even without a baby). 10K. 24 hours. Let's go. Today's episode was based on the randomly generated word "nappy." Want to contribute a word? Head over to our website and join the fun! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:49:59

313: Campfire Songs and Picnic Baskets in Homer Spit, Alaska + Boca Raton, Florida

12/21/2023
Did you know that you can virtually bankrupt yourself by renting luxury accomodations in Homer Spit, Alaska, and Boca Raton, Florida? Don't worry, we do it for you -- through our signature imaginary travel days. Alison explores Alaska (no crab or glaciers, but she makes sure to include some sunset wine) while Lulu figures out how to class up her picnic while keeping it easy to move. Ten thousand dollars. 24 hours. Let's go. This episode was inspired by the randomly selected word "SALIVA". If you'd like to submit a word that doesn't involve bodily fluids, head over to our website and help shape a future episode! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:53:55

312: Burrito Flights and Superman Dives in Salt Lake City, Utah + Monteverde, Costa Rica

12/14/2023
Lulu's got the secret behind (unofficial) burrito flights, and Alison goes on a vacation filled with adventure! It's an imaginary luxury vacation -- 10K, 24 hours. This episode was inspired by the Randomly-Generated Magic Jumping-Off Word, "ROPE." Want to submit a word? Head over to our website! We'd love to include you in the show. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:50:45

311: Secret Watches and Vintage Trophies in the Amalfi Coast + Port Townsend, Washington

12/6/2023
Ever toppled out of your safe and snug bed? Well, join me, Allison, and my co-host, Lulu, as we kick off this episode with a hilarious recounting of such a mishap and a surprising revelation about how many others have shared the same fate. We also dive into imaginary luxury travel plans and the unexpected creative inspiration found in the most mundane tasks. Hold onto your alarm clocks, because in this episode we take a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about a peculiar avian encounter in Brooklyn that sounded suspiciously like a car alarm. This leads us on a tangent about our experience with alarm clocks and our dreams of a luxurious wake-up experience on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. We also share our adventures in Port Townsend, Washington, where we experience the town's unique charms, participate in an exciting chili cookoff, and uncover the city's hidden treasures. As if that wasn't enough, we let our imaginations run wild with the hypothetical question of how to extravagantly spend $10,000 in a place whose letters spell "alarm". Our choices? A sumptuous lunch in Amalfi Coast, Italy or a fancy dinner in Port Townsend. We also highlight the importance of mental health for first responders and talk about two charities that support them. Stay with us as we share our personal happy moments, discuss important causes, and navigate through the unpredictability and joy of life!Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:45:37

310: Anti-Fatigue Mats and Private Breakfasts in Luxor, Egypt + Liverpool, England

11/29/2023
Alison and Lulu have all sorts of tips this week, like how to negotiate a private tour at famous places and how to ensure your feet are always plushly comfortable while traveling around the world. Of course, this all comes out while they're spending a fake $10,000 in Luxor, Egypt and Liverpool, England. It's imaginary luxury travel! This week's episode was inspired by the magic jumping-off word 'BEETLE,' which we generated randomly using an app. Want to get in on the fun and inspire our next episode? Give us any word, and we'll figure out how to spend 10K using it. Head over to our website to submit one! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:53:56

309: Hypnosis and Rented Chairs in Marrakesh, Morocco + Addison, Vermont

11/22/2023
Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets behind animal hypnosis, or wanted to throw a big event on a budget? This week, Alison and Lulu spend their fake $10,000 in their signature creative ways, traveling to Marrakesh, Morocco and Addison, Vermont. It's imaginary luxury travel! 10K. 24 hours. Let's go! This episode was inspired by the word 'SNAKE,' which we generated randomly via an app. Want to give us a word? We'll take any family-friendly word and turn it into an episode -- just head to our website to submit it! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:51:37

308: Fancy Aprons and Children's Dresses in Tirana, Albania + Washington, D.C.

11/15/2023
Pack your virtual bags, we're journeying to the cherry-loving country of Albania and the American cherry blossom capital, Washington, D.C. Armed with an imaginary $10,000, Lulu blows her budget on some kitchen couture while Alison shops in the juniors' section. This episode was inspired by the word 'CHERRY', which was generated randomly...! Want to contribute a word? Head to our website. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:49:23

307: Rochester, Minnesota + Quito, Ecuador: miscellaneous expenses and playing cards

11/8/2023
Have you ever explored a volcano? Alison and Lulu take a trek through volcano country in Ecuador, and Alison makes sure to stop by the Mall of America. Sound ridiculous? That's because it's imaginary luxury travel. 10K. 24 hours. Let's go! This episode was inspired by the word 'apoplexy', given to us by listener Dinty H. in Florida. Want to submit a word? Just head to our website! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:48:32

306: Neoprene dresses and artificial intelligence in Bydgoszcz, Poland + The Valley, Anguilla

11/1/2023
We're spending our imaginary money in two very different locations! Lulu takes us to Bydgoszcz, Poland, where she invests in water safety measures, plans a heavy walking tour, and dines on -- what else? -- Creole cuisine. Don't worry, Alison's got some truly luxurious spaces in Anguilla, including an unforgettable al fresco massage. It's imaginary luxury travel! This episode's magic jumping-off word was "extrapolate," provided by Todd H. in Florida. Want to give us a word? Head to the website and submit one, and we'll build an episode around it! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:48:21

305: Chalkboard Menus and Eggs on Trees in Rome, Italy + Salzburg, Austria

10/25/2023
If the menu is written on a chalkboard, it's already halfway winning us over. Especially if we can somehow rack up enough of a bill at the restaurant to hit 10K! We do our best in Rome, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria, finding some truly luxurious locations -- and any other way we can get up to $10,000. It's imaginary luxury travel! And this week, we've got LOTS of candlelight. It's advent, after all... 10K. 24 hours. Let's go. This episode was inspired by the magic jumping-off word "advent," given to us by Danny L. in New York! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:48:12

304: DNA and Custom Hotels in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo + Largo, Florida

10/18/2023
Lulu decides to master an entire Congolese musical genre, while Alison is confident she can run and design an avant-garde resort. That sounds like two perfect imaginary luxury travel days! Lulu and Alison each pretend to spend $10,000 in one day, inspired by the word “dichotomy.” 10K. 24 hours. Let’s go. Special thanks to Jeff in Connecticut for giving us our magic jumping-off word! Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:53:32

303: Bottle service and windmills in Berlin, Germany + Toledo, Spain

10/11/2023
Ever dreamt of living the high life but your bank account says otherwise? Well, we're here to take you on a journey of imaginative indulgence where we – Alison and Lulu – make-believe we're spending $10,000 in two fabulous locations: Berlin, Germany and Toledo, Spain. Join us as we dish out our luxurious wish lists and pretend to bask in the splendor of Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin and experience the windmills of La Mancha in Toledo. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:48:23

302: Choreography and floating breakfasts in Asunción, Paraguay + the Maldives

10/4/2023
Alison fills her 10K itinerary with overwater bungalows, and Lulu can't resist slipping in some Star Trek propaganda -- this imaginary luxury travel day is full of surprises! And, of course, some tips to help you live long and prosper. $10,000 flies when you're having fun! And this episode was built on the magic jumping-off word "happiness." Bonus: this episode also has choreography... Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:59:03

301: Asbestos and meat pies in Buffalo, New York + Minneapolis, Minnesota

9/27/2023
Does your latest luxury vacation involve an abandoned warehouse? Alison brings us on a hard-hat expedition, while Lulu spends her fake 10K on the most extravagant pillow you’ve ever heard of (hint: it involves 3D imaging). 10K. 24 hours. Real research, imaginary travel! Join us as we find the fanciest and silliest ways to spend $10,000 in one day! This week’s magic jumping-off word was furnished by Ted H. From Florida. Support the showBecome a supporter of the show! Cancel Anytime • No Commitment https://www.buzzsprout.com/145545/supporters/new Don’t forget to get on the list that counts — our newsletter mailing list. Sign up at www.10kdollarday.com for show notes, resources, and things to make you smile. Instagram: @10KDollarDay Twitter: @10KDollarDay Support the show: www.patreon.com/10kdollarday

Duration:00:55:19