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Jen Leo writes for Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, and edited the award-winning Sand in My Bra series (Travelers’ Tales). She loves to travel with her toddler. You can also read about her at

Chris Christensen the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a blog and a video podcast. His day job is high tech. He has been a Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor and has run online communities for companies like Marriott, American Express, eBay, HBO, the NBA, Kraft, Campbells, Kimberly Clark, A&E, and QVC.

Gary Arndt is the man behind one of the world's most popular, independent travel blogs. He has been traveling non-stop since March, 2007 and has visited over 60 countries and territories. That is a real monkey on his shoulder.


Episode 64 - “The Turducken of Baggage”


Episode 63 - TSA's new durian sniffers

This week's guest is Paul Lasley of

This Week's News:

  • More on TSA travel
  • Adam Savage gets 2, 12 inch razor blades past security
  • Traveling with Food or Gifts
  • Plane makes emergency landing after passenger bursts out of toilet naked
  • Frequent Flyer Program Discussion
Picks of the week:

Episode 62 - The Power of Granola Compells You!

This week's guest Sean Keaner of This week's news:

  • TSA pat down uproar
    • Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel
    • The Uproar Over Pat-Downs
    • Myths and Facts about Pat Downs from TSA
    • Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening
  • American Airlines to try 'in-flight happy hour'
  • How to Delay a Flight with a Granola Bar - Travel Blog Exchange
  • PhoCusWright
    • BootsNAll blog
This week's tips
  • Jen - Prince William gets engaged in Kenya
  • Sean -
  • Chris - Egypt

Episode 61 - Kung Pao Guinea Pig


Episode 60 - Crocodile on a plane

This week's guest is Kevin May of

This week's stories:

  • Competitors Claim ITA Acquisition Would Give Google an Unfair Advantage in Travel Search
  • Woman faces three months in jail for stealing hotel towels -
  • Escaped crocodile causes plane crash | News | Breaking Travel News
  • Bed Bug Registry - Check Apartments and Hotels Across North America
  • McDonald's getting into the wedding business
This week's tips:
  • Kevin: ask for an upgrade, Gen-Y Collective
  • Jen:
  • Chris: Avalon River Cruises