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A weekly roundtable discussion on travel news and the travel industry with leading travel writers, bloggers, and podcasters.

This Week in Travel Gary Arndt and Jen Leo

    • Places & Travel

A weekly roundtable discussion on travel news and the travel industry with leading travel writers, bloggers, and podcasters.

    Brad Niva - Southern Oregon Travel

    Brad Niva - Southern Oregon Travel

    Brad Niva is the executive director of Travel Southern Oregon, the contracted tourism management organization representing Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, and Lake counties.

    • 46 min
    Bruce Poon Tip - Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still

    Bruce Poon Tip - Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still

    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 

    • 48 min
    Simon Wright - The Future of Travel

    Simon Wright - The Future of Travel

    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

    • 55 min
    Leif Pettersen - The First (Failed) Travel Food Show

    Leif Pettersen - The First (Failed) Travel Food Show

    SPECIAL GUEST Leif Pettersen:  
    Leif Pettersen is a freelance writer, author, humorist, world traveler, and award-winning travel & tourism marketing professional from Minneapolis, Minn. He has traveled through 57 countries and lived in Spain, Romania and Italy. His latest book, THROWING UP: NOTES FROM 35 YEARS OF JUGGLING, is available on Amazon along with his travel memoir BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA.

    • 51 min
    Corey Taratuta - St. Patrick's Day Special

    Corey Taratuta - St. Patrick's Day Special

    This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Co-hosts Gary Arndt and Jen Leo

    SPECIAL GUEST COREY TARATUTA:
    Corey Taratuta hosts the Irish Fireside Podcast and IrelandTravel Kit destination guide.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Don George - Wanderlust in the Time of Coronavirus

    Don George - Wanderlust in the Time of Coronavirus

    This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Co-hosts Gary Arndt and Jen Leo


    SPECIAL GUEST DON GEORGE:  
    Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and of How to Be a Travel Writer. Currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Travel, he has been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, Salon, and Lonely Planet. In addition to writing and editing, he also teaches workshops and leads tours around the world.

    • 57 min

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