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The Frommer's Travel Show
39 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
S1E423 - The Lesser Known French Parts of North America, Journeys in Italy, and a Look at the Travel Preferences of Hispanic Travelers
Episode Notes Travel writer Bill Schelle discussed some of the essays in his new book "In All Directions" and then Danny Guerrero of MMGY told Pauline about a new study about the travel habits and interests of hispanic Americans.
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
S1E422 - All About Travel to California
Episode Notes Christopher Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times discussed the 40 best things to see and do in California in fall, then Nina Ichikawa uncovered some of the state's less known Chinese history (and sights).
36 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
S1E421 - How to Plan the Best American Wine Country Vacation in 2021, Plus A Look At What Goes Into Creating a Trail
Episode Notes Wine expert Michael Green discussed costs, grape regions across the USA, and why supporting the little wineries is so important right now. Then Christine Negroni chatted about her fascinating Washington Post article on the people who create trails.
38 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
S1E420 - Border Openings (and Closings), Disney World's 50th Anniversary, New Fees at Hotels and What It's Like to Cruise Right Now
Episode Notes Today's podcast looked at travel in this moment, first with Jason Cochran, Editor in Chief of Frommers.com, and then with Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther, who recently returned from a cruise of the Greek Isles.
30 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
S1E419 - Learning to Appreciate the Sense of Smell in Catalonia, Spain Plus A Look at the Feminist History of Nantucket
Episode Notes Ernesto Callado of Bravonariz Tours discussed why tourist experiences that focus on smell can be so impactful. Next journalist Nancy Moreland regaled us with tales of the extraordinary women of the remote Massachusetts isle of Nantucket
34 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
S1E418 - The Oddly Shifting Costs of Travel Plus a Walk in the Footsteps of Dracula
Episode Notes Where are the cheapest places to go and what are the most popular new forms of travel? Elaine Glusac of the New York Times had some answers. Then Peter Elia, "The Man Who Hiked the World" (the name of his wonderful Instagram account) discusses the British town of Whitby and Bram Stoker.
30 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
S1E417 - Lori Erickson on Genealogical Travel and David McCullough III on the American Exchange Project
Episode Notes First, Erickson discussed her compelling new book "The Soul of the Family Tree: Ancestors, Stories and the Spirits We Inherit". Then McCullough described the work of the American Exchange Project, a travel exchange program that is bringing teens from "red" and "blue" America together.
36 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
S1E416 - Disney Kills FastPass, Plus Will Weird Weather Hurt New England's Fall Foliage?
Episode Notes Frommers.com Editor in Chief Jason Cochran discussed the shocking news from Disney, and what it means for families; then Mel Allen, Editor of Yankee Magazine discusses where you'll see the most vibrant leaves (and when), plus the other sightseeing opportunities in New England in autumn.
38 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
S1E415 - Alexander Lobrano on How to Really Appreciate French Cuisine, Plus the History of Tabasco with Laddie Hubbard
Episode Notes It's a culinary edition of the Travel Show, with Lobrano discussing his new memoir "My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris", and author Laddie Hubbard on what it's like to tour the Tabasco factory in Louisiana.
41 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
S1E414 - Less Visited Iceland, Plus the How To's of Becoming a Digital Nomad
Episode Notes Jen Rose Smith discusses her recent Washington Post article on northern Iceland, and then authors and professors Rachel Woldoff and Robert Litchfield talk about their new book "Digital Nomads: In Search of Freedom, Community and Meaningful Work in the New Economy."
39 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
S1E413 - Trail Tips, Busking Europe, and Reviving Great Travel Literature
Episode Notes Randy Propster of Backbacking Magazine shared advice on hiking safely and respectfully. Then Catrina Davies told of her adventures living in a van, and playing her cello for tips, while traveling across Europe. Finally Kate Craigie, of the iconic publishing house John Murray, discussed the classic travel books the company decided to re-release this year.
39 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
S1E412 - Jason Cochran Comes Aboard to Discuss the Latest Travel News and Professor Ron Stodghill Unlocks the History of Georgia's Golden Isles
Episode Notes Airline travel is potentially about to become less expensive, plus a look at the Black history of southern Georgia.
37 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
S1E411 - Travel as a Lifestyle, In RVs and On Boats
Episode Notes Julie and Marc Bennet, authors of Living the RV Life, explain how to make life on the road a reality, and then liveaboard boater Nick Ransom (Instagram handle: @knot.lost.sailing) dowa the same for life at sea.
42 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
S1E410 - Following the Footsteps of Garibaldi in Italy, and Sober Vacations
Episode Notes Author Tim Parks had the adventure of a lifetime, tracing the path the Garibaldo took in his quest to unite Italy. His new book "The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi From Rome to Ravenna" was the subject of our discussion. Next Pauline chatted about alcohol-free travel with Debra Kamin, who wrote about the subject for the New York Times.
39 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
S1E409 - A Year As a Traveling Carnival Worker, Plus Tasting the Foods of Ancient Rome Today
Episode Notes Michael Sean Comerford was back to discuss "American Oz" his book about the year he spent working as a "carnie" and what it showed him about America. Then Pauline spoke with culinary archeologist Farrell Monaco of TavolaMediterranea.com about how we can taste the foods eaten two millennia ago in today's Italy
35 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
S1E408 - Tales of Challenge-Conquering Women Travelers, Plus Novelist Juan Villoro on Mexico City
Episode Notes Kelly Lewis author of "Tell Her She Can't—Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women" was our first guest, followed award-winning author Juan Villoro, discussing his new non-fiction work "Horizontal Vertigo."
31 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
S1E407 - Biking Route 66, Plus An Expert's Take On How Covid 19 Will Affect the Travel Experience in the Coming Months
Episode Notes Today's guests are journalist Michael Sean Comerford who cycled 2500 miles along the Mother Road; and Dr. Vincent Gupta discussing how the pandemic is affecting cruising and road trips
46 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
S1E406 - Why Summer of 2021 Travel May Be Challenging, Plus a Discussion with Georgina Lawton About Life Changing Travel for Women of Color
Episode Notes Jason Cochran discussed many of the common problems vacationers are encountering on the road, then Lawton discussed her book "Black Girl Take the World: The Travel Bible for Black Women with Boundless Wanderlust".
34 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
S1E405 - What It's Like to Take a Roadtrip Now, Plus Developments at American Theme Parks
Episode Notes Washington Post writer Kate Silver discussed her recent driving vacation in the Carolinas and Kentucky, and then Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider chatted about new rides, ways to save money, and more
39 minutes | May 30, 2021
S1E404 - The Watery Delights of Northern Michigan
Episode Notes Pauline is back from a visit, and discusses a new water trail (for kayakers), the how to's of fly fishing, sailing options from Mackinac Island, and with guest Kevin Klein of the Travel City Airport why visiting this summer will be less costly and more convenient.
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