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

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

Episode 240 – Oneika The Traveler

Oneika The Traveller - This Week in Travel #240

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

Life of a Guide Book Writer - This Week in Travel (podcast)

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

Life of a Guide Book Writer - This Week in Travel (podcast)

Episode 237 – Budget European Travel

Black Swan Emotional Support Animal - This Week in Travel #237

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:

Black Swan Emotional Support Animal - This Week in Travel #237

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:

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

Episode 235 – Souvenirs, Kitsch, and Tchotchkes – with author Rolf Potts

Souvenirs, Kitsch, and Tchotchkes - with author Rolf Potts = This Week in Travel #235 (Podcast)

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

Author and now podcaster Rolf Potts

This Week’s News:

  • Dog dies on United Airlines flight after being forced into the overhead bin
  • United Sent A Dog To Japan Instead Of Kansas City
  • United Airlines suspends pet cargo service
  • LA to Vegas
  • Passengers Were Delayed 27 Hours Because Their Pilot Got in a Physical Fight
  • Las Vegas Airport rolls out cannabis ‘disposal amnesty boxes’
  • Female tourists 25 and over can now visit Saudi Arabia without a male escort
  • Saudi Arabia plans luxury beach resorts on the Red Sea

Souvenirs, Kitsch, and Tchotchkes - with author Rolf Potts = This Week in Travel #235 (Podcast)Picks of the week:

  • Jen – What to Do with Travel Souvenirs – Pinterest
  • Gary – AARP for travel discounts (associate membership)
  • Chris – Two Years Before the Mast
  • Rolf – Hawaii
  • Rolf – Kate Harris – Lands of Lost Borders
  • Rolf – Carl Hoffman – Last Wildmen of Borneo
  • Jen – This Week in Podcasts newsletter

Episode 234 – A Case for Travel to Russia

A Case for Travel to Russia - This Week in Travel (Podcast)

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

Robert Reid from ReidOnTravel.com joins us for a discussion of his recent article Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia. Robert has reported on travel to Russia for years (including Travel to the Russian Far East – Amateur Traveler #406) but sees a surprising dearth of stories about travel to Russia from major U.S. travel publishers.

This Week’s News:

    • Panicked United Passenger Pops Chute, Uses Emergency Exit Inflatable Slide to Get Off Plane at Newark Airport: Airline
    • A Woman Actually Got Into a Baggage Scanner So She Could Hold on to Her Handbag
    • New craft beer hotel in Scotland to feature beer taps in every room | Lifestyle from CTV News
    • Woman denied emotional support peacock on United flight | Fox News
    • Girl injured by support dog on Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix – ABC15 Arizona
    • United Airlines Cracking Down On Emotional Support Spouses
    • Delta sets more stringent requirements for support animals on board
    • How To Fly With An Emotional Support Animal
    • Tourism to U.S. under Trump is down, costing $4.6B and 40,000 jobs
    • Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines

Picks of the week:

  • Chris – openflights.org to summarize your travel year from tripit.com
  • Jen – Bed & Brew: 20+ U.S. Breweries with Beer Hotels
  • Jen – Emotional Support Animal Certification
  • Gary – Visit the Arctic
  • Robert – and the southern hemisphere

A Case for Travel to Russia - This Week in Travel (Podcast)

Episode 232 – Universal’s Blog Squad: Class of 2018

Universal's Blog Squad - Class of 2018 - This Week in Travel #232

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

Caroline Eubanks, travel author (This is My South) and blogger at carolineinthecityblog.com and ThisIsMySouth.com.

Both Chris and Caroline are part of Universal’s Blog Squad (Class of 2018) which is creating content for Universal Resort Orlando. This show was recorded on a press trip centered around the Celebration Harry Potter.

Universal's Blog Squad - Class of 2018 - This Week in Travel #232