Episode 145 – Year End Edition with Spud Hilton

Travel in 2018 in Review – This Week in Travel #245 (Podcast) | Spud Hilton

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Spud Hilton, former Travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle – spudhilton.com

We have a discussion of what happened in travel in 2018 and what we think might happen in 2019. We also talk about the travel newspaper section as we have talked with Spud pretty much his entire career as a travel editor.

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This Week’s News:

  • 9.4 Million Fliers Just Had Their Data Leaked – FlyerTalk
  • Marriott Data Breach
  • Woman delays flight to Cleveland after trying to travel with ’emotional support squirrel’ – News 5 Cleveland
  • FAA directed to: define support animals, ban phone calls on planes, shut down PreCheck for anyone who didn’t get PreCheck.
  • Virgin Galactic closer to taking leisure passengers
  • Wildfires in the west becoming new norm; what’s it mean to travelers?
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Episode 243 – Discovering Travel with Seth Kugel

Discovering Travel with Seth Kugel - This Week in Travel #243 (Podcast) This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Seth Kugel, former New York Times Frugal Travel and author of the new book “Rediscovering Travel – A Guide for the Globally Curious

This Week’s News:

  • Lonely Planet shuts down magazine
  • Seattle Airport Will Soon Allow People to Pick Up Their Friends and Family at the Gate
  • Several High-Speed Train Routes Are Coming to the United States
Picks of the week:
  • Seth -Death in Sicily: The First Three Novels in the Inspector Montalbano Series
  • Jen – duolingo
  • Jen – italkie.com
  • Chris – Rick Steve’s over Brunch
  • Seth – new and improved mapquest.com
  • Gary – get your camera cleaned
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Episode 242 – Living the RV Life

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Marc Bennett and Julie Bennett from rvlove.com authors of the book Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road as we talk about full time RV living (interview starts at 28:53 after the news):

  • How they kept a job while living in a camper
  • How to stay connected
  • How to communicate and deal with living so close to your partner 
  • Where you can stay in the USA
  • Figuring out our travel style and pace. It’s different if you are retired vs working for instance.

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Episode 241- Train Travel

Train Travel - A Discussion with Teddy Wilson from Discovery Canada and Smithsonian's Mighty Trains - This Week in Travel Podcast Episode #431

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Teddy Wilson from Discovery Canada and Smithsonian’s Mighty Trains. We talk about train travel.

Resources we mention:

    • Mighty Trains
    • Rocky Mountaineer
    • California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento
    • Good Resource for Train Travel from Jen – The Man in Seat 61
    • Night Train in China (Video #70)
    • Riding the Night Train in India
    • Donald Trump’s grandfather ran Canadian brothel during gold rush, author says
    • Spiral Tunnels – Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site

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Episode 240 – Oneika The Traveler

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Oneika Raymond from OneikaTheTraveller.com, travel blogger, Travel Channel web host and recent Lowell Thomas award winner.

This Week’s News:

  • The woman who accidentally ticked: ‘I am a terrorist’
  • United Airlines Will Give You a Free Trip to Tahiti If You Can Prove You’re a Terrible Workaholic
  • Under-Vacationed America: A State-by-State Look at Time Off – Project: Time Off

Picks of the week:

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Episode 239 – Life of a Guidebook Writer

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Travel guidebook writer Mark Baker from markbakerprague.com

This Week’s News:

  • Tourist in Egypt Mona el-Mazbouh gets eight years’ jail over Facebook video
  • KLM’s new airport robot Care-E will guide you to the gate
  • It’s Easy To Scam Your Way Into Free Hotel Stays By Pretending To Be An Instagram Star

Picks of the week:

  • Jen – Travel + Leisure Newsletter
  • Mark – Moment Smart Phone lenses
  • Chris – PortaPow 1ft Data Block + Fast Charge 21AWG Lightning USB Cable – Twin Pack

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Episode 237 – Budget European Travel

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Andy Steves, tour company operator and author of Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget

This Week’s News:

  • American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs, and goats as emotional support animals
  • Chinese passenger pulls open escape hatch to get some fresh air while waiting on ‘stuffy’ plane
  • Sichuan Airlines co-pilot sucked halfway out of the cockpit window
  • Six-month Boracay shutdown begins this month
  • Fighting for clean beaches in Mumbai

Picks of the week:

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Episode 236 – Travel to China, Eclipse, etc

Travel to China, Eclipse, etc with David Swanson - This Week in Travel 236

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

David Swanson – travel writer and president-elect of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)

This Week’s News:

  • Flight 1380: First air accident-related fatality for nine years named
  • More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here’s why.
  • The Surprising Reason that There Are So Many Thai Restaurants in America
  • The hunt for General Tso
  • The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person
  • Adam Gordon Photography
  • Gary on Amateur Traveler – Travel to Montenegro – Episode 604

Picks of the week:

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