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This Week in Travel

Author: Gary Arndt and Jen Leo

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A weekly roundtable discussion on travel news and the travel industry with leading travel writers, bloggers, and podcasters.
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SPECIAL GUEST: Bruce Poon Tip Entrepreneur, leader, and philanthropist Bruce Poon Tip, is the founder of G Adventures, an award-winning small group adventure travel company and pioneer of community tourism. ... We host 200,000 travelers per year, offer more than 750 tours, and travel to 100 countries — across all seven continents.       Bruce Poon Tip talks about his book https://unlearn.travel/   Destination pics of the week:   Gary – Alberta, Canada — Wood Buffalo Jen – The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology https://tyrrellmuseum.com/  Bruce– Japan - outside of big cities. How to get lost in rural Japan. Fishing villages in coastal Japan.    Travel tips of the week:   Gary – 1.1.1.1 https://1.1.1.1/   Jen – Toca Boca apps for kids of all ages  https://tocaboca.com/  Bruce– Vago compression bags https://vago.global/    Find our guest and hosts online: Gary: Everything-everywhere.com  Jen: @jenleo, @bitcuriousmom, Bitcuriousmom.com  Bruce: https://www.instagram.com/brucepoontip 
Simon Wright is the industry editor at The Economist and recently wrote the publication's "Future of Travel" special report.     Simon Wright talks about his report in the Economist, “Return of the Wanderer” https://www.economist.com/special-report/2021-02-13   Picks of the week:   Gary – Check on your travel credit cards and do an audit. Check your passport status before you fly again.  Jen – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-25/covid-vaccine-passports-2021-the-golden-ticket-for-international-travel Simon – IATA app. https://www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/iata-travel-pass-for-travelers/   Find our guest and hosts online: Gary: Everything-everywhere.com  Jen: @jenleo, @bitcuriousmom, Bitcuriousmom.com Simon: Economist.com
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2021-03-0501:05:55

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt and Jen Leo.   CO-HOST EMERITUS:   Chris is the host of the Amateur Traveler which is an award-winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. In 2014, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards.    He has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor's New Initiatives group and was the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies including eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV, and American Express.    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Become a Fan on Facebook | Download   This Week’s News:   U.S. Optimism About COVID-19 Situation Reaches New High https://news.gallup.com/poll/331832/optimism-covid-situation-reaches-new-high.aspx   California says Disneyland and other amusement parks can reopen April 1 https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-amusement-parks-california-reopening/index.html   Royal Caribbean will offer a 'fully vaccinated' cruise with sailings starting in Israel https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2021/03/01/royal-caribbean-offer-fully-vaccinated-sailing-new-cruise-ship/6871142002/?fbclid=IwAR2L4YzYRtW-RBytlMz7bgpzVaJZhfdJBr_J-JmrOGpA9d_CLIDFz46GxKs     Picks of the week:   Gary – Mac Book Air M1 https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/ Jen – Universal Yums https://www.universalyums.com/?uy=vuj8wpumb7 Chris – California - all of it, back up your computer! Find Gary: Everything-everywhere.com  Chris: AmateurTraveler.com Jen: @jenleo, @bitucriousmom    
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest travel writer David Swanson from https://www.100sandiego.com/
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Robert Reid from reidontravel.com who has left travel writing for a variety of reasons and returned to Oklahoma.
#267 - Take a Schoolcation

#267 - Take a Schoolcation

2020-09-2901:17:20

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Spud Hilton are joined by this week’s guest: Jen Campbell Boles is the owner and Chief Exploration Officer of Explore More Family Travel, a boutique travel agency
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo.
#265 - Welcome to the USA

#265 - Welcome to the USA

2020-08-2001:16:55

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Caz and Craig Makepeace from the yTravel blog
#264 - The Future of Travel

#264 - The Future of Travel

2020-08-1101:25:21

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest Robert Cole. Robert is a hotel and hospitality consultant at RockCheetah.
#263 - Where to Go and When

#263 - Where to Go and When

2020-06-2301:08:16

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: SPECIAL GUEST BIO: Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer with one goal in mind - to make you wish you were somewhere else. She writes about her travel lifestyle and around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com and her social media channels. She continues to seek out epic adventures to intriguing places in order to challenge herself and inspire people to overcome their fears and reap the benefits of travel. Where to Go & When ebook - https://bold-grass-4654.ck.page/2d3f7584ec
SPECIAL GUEST BIO: Anietra Hamper is an award-winning travel writer and photographer with a penchant for outdoor adventure and fishing for some of the largest fish in the world. Prior to writing for travel publications, Anietra spent 18 years as a top-rated, EMMY nominated television news Anchor and investigative reporter. Anietra takes a “boots-on-the-ground” journalistic approach to all of her stories to provide authentic information from actual experiences. Anietra is passionate about adventure. Whether she is fishing for the giant wels catfish in Spain, trekking glaciers in Iceland, breaking angling records in Thailand, rafting Class V rapids in West Virginia, shrimping in Louisiana or hiking the jungles of Cambodia, this is how Anietra prefers to experience new destinations. Anietra currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her dog Sunny. You can find out more about Anietra’s travels, photography, blog and next extreme fishing adventure at www.threewordpress.com. Anietra tells us her incredible story of being stuck in a remote part of India and her harrowing experience getting home.
#261 - Coronavirus

#261 - Coronavirus

2020-03-1301:10:05

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen talk about the Coronavirus Covid-19 and its impact on life, travel, and the travel industry.
This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Chris Christensen, and Jen Leo are joined by this week’s guests: Earl Bridges and Craig Martin, long time philanthropy veterans, globetrotters, and best friends,  are co-hosts of the new PBS Travel Series THE GOOD ROAD.
#259 - 2020

#259 - 2020

2020-01-2001:11:06

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen talk about 2019 and 2020.
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Steve Kaufmann who is a retired ex-diplomat, founder of two companies, YouTuber, and polyglot. He spends most of his time on YouTube these days, speaking about language learning (he speaks around 20 languages). He now has an app LingQ.
#257 Travel to North Korea

#257 Travel to North Korea

2019-11-1301:08:06

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Stephen Harris author of Traveling Through North Korea: Adventures in the Hermit Kingdom and bigbeaverdiaries.com
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Travel Writer Tim Leffel from PracticalTravelGear.com, PerceptiveTravel.com, and CheapLivingAbroad.com, author of The World's Cheapest Destination.
This Week in Travel. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen This special episode was recorded live at the TBEX travel blogging conference in Billings Montana and marks the 10th anniversary since the show started. We are joined by this week's guests: Palle Bo from The Radio Vagabond Rick Calvert from TBEX Jesse Guidry from Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission Alyson Murnion from Visit Billings Caz and Craig Makepeace from ytravelblog.com Tony Price and Jim Scott from Friends That Carry On Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo Angie and Rachel Orth from Angie Away and the Jet Sisters video series Corey Lee from Curb Free with Corey Lee Susan Bejeckian from Solomon Islands Visitors Colleen Lanin from Travel Mamas Dreya Coleman from @namedtodream Sonja Hoyt from Happy Travel Bug Priya Vin from Outside Suburbia Kerwin McKenzie from Passrider.com
This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Spud Hilton, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Chris Haag from theplacesipee.com We talk about Chris and his wife's epic two-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina.   
#253 - Cheap Flights

#253 - Cheap Flights

2019-08-1001:05:48

This Week in Travel - Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Spud Hilton, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week's guest: Scott Keyes from Scott's Cheap Flights
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