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The latest travel news, trends and trip ideas featuring host Warren Levinson, calling on the experience of Associated Press correspondents all over the world. Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a frequent flyer, “Get Outta Here!” provides you with a weekly conversation about travel that’s informative, inspiring and fun.

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Visiting Cuba Today

Visiting Cuba Today

2019-11-0600:20:35

It is the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, and despite White House moves to keep U.S. residents from going, it's still legal for Americans to visit Cuba, and, reports Michael Weissenstein, the Associated Press news director for the Caribbean, well worth the effort.On My Favorite Trip: a tourist's reminiscence about a Cuba tour.
The 178-year old British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed suddenly last month, scrambling travel plans for tens of thousands of travelers around the world. AP London correspondent Charles de Ledesma turns out to have been one of them. He and his wife left for southern Greece on a Cook flight just before the failure. He talks about his adventures, both in Greece and in getting the flight back two weeks later.On My Favorite Trip, we talk about the phenomenon of mystery travel, with a satisfied customer.
Have Camera Will Travel

Have Camera Will Travel

2019-10-2300:27:17

Associated Press photographer and photo assignment editor Blair Raughley spends a lot of her time on red carpets at premieres and awards shows in Los Angeles. But Blair was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age, and she shares three of her top destinations. Plus she's got some pointers on how to make our vacation photos better than the dark smudges we too often bring back.And on My Favorite Trip, AP sportswriter Paul Newberry pays a visit to The Sasquatch Experience in northwest Georgia.
Since Associated Press video editor Nicole Evatt was posted to Bangkok last year, she and her husband have spent many weekends on jaunts away from the capital, discovering hidden beaches, quiet hiking trails and stunning temples away from the capital — and, in some cases, away from the crowds. On My Favorite Trip, host Warren Levinson talks about a fondly remembered moment at the Winter Olympics in Italy in 2006.
Documentarian Ken Burns (The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz) turned his lens on the history of country music, coming away with a 16-hour epic that aired on PBS last month. AP entertainment writer Kristin Hall was inspired to do a survey of locations that have inspired some of the most familiar songs in American music, and we go on a quick tour. On My Favorite Trip, the beauty moguls Huda and Mona Kattan report on the wonders of living in Dubai.
Scorpion Hunt!

Scorpion Hunt!

2019-09-1800:24:18

Associated Press News Director Peter Prengaman, newly relocated from South America to Phoenix, grabs his flashlight, black light and salad tongs — and indulges a longtime fascination with scorpions on a hunt in an Arizona state park. On My Favorite Trip, Bishop Briggs on Hong Kong.
It started with the diesel smell on the streets of Beth Gardiner’s adopted home city of London, and led the former Associated Press correspondent on a world tour that ended with her book, “Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.” She’s on to talk about her travels — where things are bad, and where they have gotten better.And on My Favorite Trip, actress Rebecca Rittenhouse (Four Weddings and a Funeral) talks about living in London while filming the TV series. Spoiler Alert: she won’t be seeking hazardous duty pay.
Cruising the Fjords

Cruising the Fjords

2019-08-0700:28:47

Associated Press correspondent Brian Witte cruised to the Arctic Circle this spring, taking in breathtaking scenery, plus charming and historic towns along Norway’s rugged coast.Plus: on My Favorite Trip, TV star Bethany Joy Lenz tells us about what it’s like to take an eight-year old on a monthlong trip across Europe. (Spoiler Alert: they had a good time)
A Visit to the Primaries

A Visit to the Primaries

2019-07-2300:28:56

Presidential candidates go to a lot of trouble to court voters in the critical early primary states. But not everyone they encounter on the trail in New Hampshire or South Carolina is a New Hampshire or South Carolina voter. Visitors come from near and far to see the show in person, rather than on TV. For some, it’s the contemporary version of visiting the birth-of-the-Republic sites in Philadelphia.And on My Favorite Trip: Taking a 12-year old to the New Hampshire primary.
No Snow? No Problem!

No Snow? No Problem!

2019-07-0300:28:39

It started with a few zip lines and some plastic slides. Now a growing number of ski resorts are embracing attractions to bring in visitors in the summer. Coaster rides. Mountain bike races. Nature walks. Hilltop yoga. Associated Press writer John Marshall surveys the ski resort scene in what is looking less and less like the off-season.And on My Favorite Trip, writer and podcaster Scott Gurian (Far From Home) takes us back to his 2016 drive in the Mongol Rally, an improbable road trip from the UK to Mongolia, across 18 countries in an absurdly tiny car.
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