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The Informed Traveler Podcast is part of the Informed Traveler Radio Show heard every Sunday on Corus Radio in Edmonton and Calgary. It's Western Canada’s Premiere Travel Radio Show, where our goal is to help you become a more informed traveler.

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The Informed Traveler Podcast is part of the Informed Traveler Radio Show heard every Sunday on Corus Radio in Edmonton and Calgary. It's Western Canada’s Premiere Travel Radio Show, where our goal is to help you become a more informed traveler.

    Quarantine Alternatives, RV tips & Traveling Through BC

    Quarantine Alternatives, RV tips & Traveling Through BC

    In this episode; we’ll chat with Destination BC about the “10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly in BC This Summer.” Plus we’ll talk with the folks from Canadream about their Canadream Trip Planner and other useful tips for taking an RV trip this summer. And IATA, the International Air Transport Association recently came out with some alternatives to the 14 day quarantine that Canada has in place so we'll discuss some of those alternatives.

    • 27 min
    Nature Hot Spots, Gypsy Guide and a Vision Travel Poll

    Nature Hot Spots, Gypsy Guide and a Vision Travel Poll

    In this episode, if you are looking to get away for a trip within our own borders there’s a new book out to give you some ideas called 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada, author Debbie Olsen joins us to tell us more about it. Plus we'll learn about a travel app called Gypsy Guide that enhances your road trip experience and we'll talk about a new poll conducted by Vision Travel that gives us an idea on when people are actually looking to book a trip somewhere.

    • 28 min
    Travel Insurance During COVID19, Banff/Jasper Re-Openings and Remembering D-Day

    Travel Insurance During COVID19, Banff/Jasper Re-Openings and Remembering D-Day

    In this episode we’ll learn about a number of hotels and attractions in Banff and Jasper that are opening up such as the Banff Gondola so we’ll get a rundown on what, where and when from the folks at the Pursuit Collection. They operate attractions such the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, Brewster Tours and a number of hotels. Plus, June 6 marked the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during the Second World War so we're going to replay a conversation we had with travel writer Katherine Van Brunschott a few months ago about her visit to the D-Day memorials and Battle of Normandy Museum. And also we’ll talk about travel insurance, there’s been a lot of questions surrounding travel insurance in this COVID pandemic world so Dan Keon, VP of Market Management for Allianz Global Assistance will join us.

    • 30 min
    Re-opening Canada's National Parks, RV Rental Tips and Why Tourism Matters

    Re-opening Canada's National Parks, RV Rental Tips and Why Tourism Matters

    In this episode, starting June 1 Parks Canada will begin offering more access and services to visitors so we’ll get an update from Parks Canada on exactly what you can and still can’t do in Canada’s National Parks.  And once the parks fully open up taking an RV trip might be on your radar this summer so we’ll get some tips on renting an RV from GoRving Canada. And last week was Tourism Week in Canada so talk about the heavy hit the COVID Pandemic has had on the tourism industry in Canada, why it matters and where we go from here.

    • 31 min
    Hotel Re-Openings, Staycation Ideas and Taking A Hike

    Hotel Re-Openings, Staycation Ideas and Taking A Hike

    We’re keeping it local in our podcast this week, as in getting some staycation ideas and some tips on where to go for a local hike in the outdoors. Travel blogger Kashlee Kucheran talks about her recent blog “10 Staycation and Local Travel Ideas”. Plus author and adventure travel writer Leigh McAdam gives us some local hiking trail ideas that we can explore this summer.  And Dave Kaiser, President and CEO of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association joins us to give us an update on when some of the hotels will be opening up again in Alberta and what the experience will be like staying at a hotel in the next few months.

    • 27 min
    Refunds For Cancelled Flights and Road Trip Ideas

    Refunds For Cancelled Flights and Road Trip Ideas

    In this episode, when travel does start to slowly open up it appears that road trips will be the kind of getaways most people will be looking at so we’ll talk about some of the “13 Canada Road Trips that will Blow Your Mind”. That’s the title of a recent blog from the folks at Must Do Canada. And one of the confusing things that’s occurred during this COVID Pandemic is getting a refund vs a travel credit for a cancelled flight. One avenue to look at to help get you that refund if you’re hitting roadblocks is with a company called AirHelp, so we’ll replay a conversation we had a while back with Airhelp. Plus we’ll chat with author, philanthropist and founder of GAdventures, Bruce Poon Tip about his new E-book out called Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still, you can download it for free at Unlearn.travel

    • 26 min

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