Candy and Crystal of Travel Pockets siting on stone steps in forrest wearing dresses


We had so much fun getting to know Candy and Crystal: the sisters and creators of the blog, Travel Pockets.  They grew up in a military family and spent the first half of their lives in Japan.  These sisters have a close relationship and are both completely in love with travel.  They have always enjoyed documenting their trips so it’s no surprise their blog has organically become a way of sharing their experiences with the world.  Candy and Crystal are particularly great at finding unique travel locations and offering plenty of tips and guidance on itineraries, secret must-see places, where to eat, and fashion advice on how to pack.  They enhance your planning experience with professional photos and videos that will inspire your next adventure.  On their site, you’ll find tons of useful information on visiting their hometown of Japan and don’t miss their epic posts on Iceland.  Listen in and hear all about their lives, sisterhood, and how they’ve become travel influencers.

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Loves and Links:

Candy & Crystal Favorite Bags:  Away suitcases, Pacsafe backpack (anti-theft), packing cubes

Crystal’s Favorite US City/Park:  Glacier National Park, Montana

Candy’s Travel Tip:  Do all your travel research in ‘incognito’ search windows only

Candy & Crystal’s Mottos:  ‘Live one day at a time’ & ‘Do all things in moderation’

Candy’s Favorite Instagram:  the central steppes

Crystal’s Favorite Instagram:  kohki

Candy’s Current Favorite App:  Adobe Spark, Duolingo 

Crystal’s Current Favorite App:  Ibotta (digital cash rewards App)

Candy & Crystal’s Current Netflix Picks:  Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, I am Defender, Terrace House (japanese reality show)

Candy’s Favorite Beauty Product:  Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm

Candy & Crystal’s Current Favorite Books:  Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes & Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Candy & Crystal’s Favorite Motto:  ‘Don’t reveal all your skills at once, reserve some for later’ & ‘If you don’t try, you’ll never know what you’re capable of’

Candy & Crystal’s Current Favorite Song:  ‘Come Down‘ by Anderson Paak

Julie’s Favorite Austin Activity & Restaurant:  Lake Travis & Uchiko

Tedra’s Favorite Austin Activity & Restaurant:  Walking the city & Elizabeth Street Cafe


Connect with Candy & Crystal:

Blog:  thetravelpockets.com

Instagram:  @travelpockets


Connect with Us:

Website: wegettoknow.com

Instagram: @wegettoknow


Music Provided By:

The talented Blake Atwell of Studio 1916

Podcast Edited By:

Our friends at Resonate Recordings