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"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

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04:20 min | 4 months ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Love Buddy and welcome to another episode of this week in travel name is. Gary Aren't coming to you from quasi quarantine here in. EXCITING MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA. With me is usual that laughter you can hear in. The background is Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing Sir I'm doing well? Living in a much less exciting city and I'm okay with that. But you are keeping busy. Oh Yeah Travel. Lot Of? Zip because twice within the last nine days. It's pretty good I do that on a daily basis just because I'm walking distance from like the next ZIP code. They say much also from Sunny California gentlemen. Are we doing jen? Guys happy to reconnect with you and I've been doing travel daydreaming and excitedly looking forward to a day trip to L. A. This weekend. Wow, so that'll get on the horse. That'll take you about a day to get there I assume and then exactly exactly. And what are you GonNa? Do in La we are going to have a distance barbecue with <hes> my husband's cousin. which is more exciting every day that we're still saying? In between Minnesota and California, is our guest Sherry coming from Denver Colorado? How're you doing sheriff? I am great. Thanks for having me. You've been on the show before right. A long three or four times, but yeah, it's like. Himself or so? But, it's been a while actual as in say. The last time I saw when I moved to Denver, so that was three years ago. Well. There's so much travel stuff going on now. <hes> people are just leaving their houses and going to places. We. We do have a couple of stories <hes>. This one. I thought was great and I was kicking myself after reading it because. I hadn't thought of IT I. <hes> there is a woman in China who made. Over a half, a million dollars buying travel insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed. And then cashing in on it. and. You know this I. There was I. think it was windy. Perrin was like last year or the year before she made like ten thousand dollars when her family was going to go on a trip and she was in new. York and the flights got cancelled like she had a flight cancelled. Then the next flight got canceled. Whatever whatever like storm went through? And I? Wish I'd kind of put it together like if you know like a big storms, coming or a hurricane or something like that, just by like one hundred tickets get them all canceled, and then like have the airline reimburse you or something? I think you could do that. I don't know if it would actually work. But. I guess the Insurance Company that are the company's. She had different accounts that she used to to not draw attention to herself. Closed loop hole, so you can't really do it anymore. Well. That's in China I. Don't know. Maybe you could still get away with with abandoned in the US. But I know that like the <hes>. Happens a lot. We have these overbooked flights and they'll you know they'll? They'll say. I'll give x number of hundreds of dollars in a travel voucher. And I also know from friends who work in the airline industry that are sites where you can look to see because they do like a non ref flights disea- If a flight is booked, so part of me always wonders if you couldn't book such a flight and then just. You know arrange it such that. You could then get the. Flight Coupon. Canceled A ticket. Get your money back and just keep doing that.

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Where to Go and When

This Week in Travel

04:20 min | 4 months ago

Where to Go and When

"Love Buddy and welcome to another episode of this week in travel name is. Gary Aren't coming to you from quasi quarantine here in. EXCITING MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA. With me is usual that laughter you can hear in. The background is Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing Sir I'm doing well? Living in a much less exciting city and I'm okay with that. But you are keeping busy. Oh Yeah Travel. Lot Of? Zip because twice within the last nine days. It's pretty good I do that on a daily basis just because I'm walking distance from like the next ZIP code. They say much also from Sunny California gentlemen. Are we doing jen? Guys happy to reconnect with you and I've been doing travel daydreaming and excitedly looking forward to a day trip to L. A. This weekend. Wow, so that'll get on the horse. That'll take you about a day to get there I assume and then exactly exactly. And what are you GonNa? Do in La we are going to have a distance barbecue with my husband's cousin. which is more exciting every day that we're still saying? In between Minnesota and California, is our guest Sherry coming from Denver Colorado? How're you doing sheriff? I am great. Thanks for having me. You've been on the show before right. A long three or four times, but yeah, it's like. Himself or so? But, it's been a while actual as in say. The last time I saw when I moved to Denver, so that was three years ago. Well. There's so much travel stuff going on now. people are just leaving their houses and going to places. We. We do have a couple of stories This one. I thought was great and I was kicking myself after reading it because. I hadn't thought of IT I. there is a woman in China who made. Over a half, a million dollars buying travel insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed. And then cashing in on it. and. You know this I. There was I. think it was windy. Perrin was like last year or the year before she made like ten thousand dollars when her family was going to go on a trip and she was in new. York and the flights got cancelled like she had a flight cancelled. Then the next flight got canceled. Whatever whatever like storm went through? And I? Wish I'd kind of put it together like if you know like a big storms, coming or a hurricane or something like that, just by like one hundred tickets get them all canceled, and then like have the airline reimburse you or something? I think you could do that. I don't know if it would actually work. But. I guess the Insurance Company that are the company's. She had different accounts that she used to to not draw attention to herself. Closed loop hole, so you can't really do it anymore. Well. That's in China I. Don't know. Maybe you could still get away with with abandoned in the US. But I know that like the Happens a lot. We have these overbooked flights and they'll you know they'll? They'll say. I'll give x number of hundreds of dollars in a travel voucher. And I also know from friends who work in the airline industry that are sites where you can look to see because they do like a non ref flights disea- If a flight is booked, so part of me always wonders if you couldn't book such a flight and then just. You know arrange it such that. You could then get the. Flight Coupon. Canceled A ticket. Get your money back and just keep doing that.

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"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel

02:38 min | 4 months ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Every travel. Love Buddy and welcome to another episode of this week in travel name is. Gary Aren't coming to you from quasi quarantine here in. EXCITING MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA. With me is usual that laughter you can hear in. The background is Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing Sir I'm doing well? Living in a much less exciting city and I'm okay with that. But you are keeping busy. Oh Yeah Travel. Lot Of? Zip because twice within the last nine days. It's pretty good I do that on a daily basis just because I'm walking distance from like the next ZIP code. They say much also from Sunny California gentlemen. Are we doing jen? Guys happy to reconnect with you and I've been doing travel daydreaming and excitedly looking forward to a day trip to L. A. This weekend. Wow, so that'll get on the horse. That'll take you about a day to get there I assume and then exactly exactly. And what are you GonNa? Do in La we are going to have a distance barbecue with my husband's cousin. which is more exciting every day that we're still saying? In between Minnesota and California, is our guest Sherry coming from Denver Colorado? How're you doing sheriff? I am great. Thanks for having me. You've been on the show before right. A long three or four times, but yeah, it's like. Himself or so? But, it's been a while actual as in say. The last time I saw when I moved to Denver, so that was three years ago. Well. There's so much travel stuff going on now. people are just leaving their houses and going to places. We. We do have a couple of stories This one. I thought was great and I was kicking myself after reading it because. I hadn't thought of IT I. there is a woman in China who made. Over a half, a million dollars buying travel insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed. And then cashing in on it. and. You know this I. There.

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"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel

13:17 min | 7 months ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of this week at home. The weekly show. That really doesn't talk about much anymore. Because the entire travel industry has started just disappeared. But that's okay. We have some decent stories and stuff to talk about money. Miscarry aren't I am coming to you? From Chile Minneapolis Minnesota. Where believe it or not it? Actually we had a snowstorm here in April If you've ever heard the song sometimes it snows in April by Prince. That's pretty much what it's like with us as usual also at home Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing sir? I'm doing well. I'm actually thinking of doing some travelling this afternoon. I may go to the back yard. I wish I had a backyard to get outside. I gotta go. Mingle with the masses very unsafe. Also with US coming from a slightly different part of California. Jen Leo. Are we doing jen? I'm doing great also at home have yard and last last week we had a rain storm unusual for southern California yet. Oh my goodness and in how is it having your daughter at home with you fulltime? I I have the luxury of getting to hang out with her and also She's been self schooling so I have not had any homeschooling woes. Her her caseload is pretty light. So we've been sort of exploring other opportunities and having fun with it. You have a perfect child. I'm not GonNa say that if you Chris so schooling just sounds like a fancy way of saying you're lazy self self telling fancy way of saying. I don't really have to do anything I think. It's the opposite child who you didn't have to tell them to get their homework done. And the other one who was only vaguely aware that maybe there was homework assigned was at the. Second Child. Chris no that was the first show really. Wow from another part of California. Mr Spud Hilton. How you doing Sir? Doing Great Hanging out here at weight for home where I've put a different bottle of alcohol in each room and so I can go bar hopping later and our guests this week. She is an emmy nominated television. News reporter she is the author of the book one hundred things to do in Columbus Ohio before you die and just recently got back from the United States after being stuck in India for. I don't know as close to a month. I think these neutra hamper thank you. It's a wonderful to actually be in my home so I know people talk about being stuck in board. I thought Gosh you know. At least you're in your home I was stuck in a fishing camp for For many weeks during the lockdown. So happy to be here. Thank you for inviting me. We will be getting to your story soon. But let's start to talk about some of the things that have have really only one news story. Still I mean there's travel The new story is lonely. Planet shutdown several their offices. I don't know if you saw this. But they have shut down their Melbourne office which was originally the the homebase for lonely planet. They've shut down there one office leaving. Only I think an office in Ireland and Tennessee. They've also shut down several of their business divisions and they've also shutdown the thorn tree forum. Which was there really popular Online forum do you think there's a future for lonely planet an for Expect to see other publications making such announcements soon. Yes to the second one and no for the first one. I think one of the things about lonely plant. That's different than Some places is that they've got such a huge collection Of Resources that can be repurpose down the line. So theoretically they might shutdown putting out the actual physical books which would make certain about sense. Being fewer and fewer people are actually using them but they also have a photo collection in an age win. Almost everybody wants to be able to use photos tea or you know. Put on their website or things like that and so they have assets that they could probably live off of greatly reduced for a while or sell off in a big way Either way I don't think we'll be seeing the return of the physical books but they still have a lot of assets That that they can continue to put out there and update fairly cheaply. I agree with you. Spend I also think because of the large amount of collateral that they have. It's an incredible opportunity to get really creative with it. Right like think about their churches all their photos but they're armchair division of books right although stuff all those books that Don George Edited. What if they started doing virtual online shows with readings and combined that with photos or started doing special photo event streaming? I don't know I mean the. The opportunities are endless. But I think there is a there is a an opening to get creative. And maybe it's not going to run the whole business but is a way to sort of keep their brand in front of mind while people are at home and looking and learn yearning for any kind of connection and travel dreaming right. I mean you look at National Geographic. And you can't swing a dead cat without hitting another Coffee Table Book or a National Geographic. Sound found some really niche way to repurpose all these photos. They have and throw it into a new into a new book to put out there and I think for while while people aren't traveling people are GonNa want some my what my boss used to call wanderlust porn. Which is you know. It's they WanNa look at the pictures of the places that they can't go right now A lot of that. They'll do online and that maybe that's where Those coffee table books will end up migrating more but But I think you're right National Geographic's done it and lonely plants already done some of that but I think the opportunity to just to continue and sort of. Forget the guidebooks. I think we're gonNA find as you usually find. Any sort of downturns is that companies that have good cash reserves companies. That have you know. In some cases better management will make it where other companies that. You may look at it and say. I can't believe that they couldn't make it. A just won't because of their you know their cash reserves or how they're overhead is or all sorts of things so they'll definitely be winners and losers after this sort of thing and that's true with the companies Veteran publishing that's true with airlines tour companies. In the in the business I think is that there will be some some fallout there. We've already seen that in the local restaurants. I don't know how many of you have already heard that one of your local restaurants has gone out of business but we've had one perennial favorite here. I suspect that they were thinking about retiring. And you know it just got way too hard. So they closed and that's not going to be the last one by any means. Yeah I think we may have mentioned this last episode but I was talking to somebody who is an insider with Houston tourism. And know they they. There's a belief there at least this there was at least a week a week or two ago. There was a belief that they may lose as many as forty of their current restaurants. And they're you know it begs the question Places like New Orleans. The food scene actually got better after their disaster it got better because their food scene had stagnated it was all either legacy stuff like Gallo. Twas Antoine's and you know thing Brennan's and stuff like that or it was the other end. Which was the crappy tourist food and there wasn't a lot in between at least not in the major areas that people go and basically Katrina wiped out a lot of places but it also created opportunities in the in the coming years for a lot of places and so they suddenly got a lot of very cool kind of gastro pubs and boutique like places and things that they really didn't have much before and that became better now here. I don't know that that's going to be the case. Because it's more about money thing My belief that if San Francisco loses like say thirty percent of their restaurants. What I'm worried about is that that thirty percent will be the ones with character. They will be the mom and pop places they will be the small pocket places. Which is what Chris is talking about is there will be places that on a in an industry that has very not a great margin to begin with You know a lot of these places are GONNA go out. That are the places with character or the family or local owned places. And we'RE GONNA get stuck with a whole bunch more arby's and chipotle's so that's what I'm worried about. I could live with AAA just just for the record. I like Rubio's yeah now. Rubio's down here isn't as good but I mean that's that is the nature of economic unrest. Unfortunately to address generous talking about That is actually division of books that are not destination books that only planet is the division they closed. Hasso that is is gone and Lonely Planet as you remember in two thousand seven. I WANNA say was sold to BBC and it was sold for about two hundred million dollars. It was then sold to this whatever company in Tennessee. They'd some cigarette. Whatever for seventy million dollars. A BBC took a big hit now. They've been trying to sell it again. they brought in a new. Ceo that basically is a hedge fund guy nothing with publishing or travel to try to beef up its evaluation and I think that is massively fallen on its face so the problem is. I don't know what the value is of a bunch of photos when the value of stock Jason Getty is about zero and I don't know what the value of doing streaming when there's no way to monetize it and you just can't justify a multi million dollar valuation for a company like that with all its overhead and what I've been saying is when these companies just go digital and they do stuff like that. The difference between me and them is basically overhead because right now. I mean it sucks for everybody but really all I have to do is cover my rent. And that's it right. I don't have a huge overhead But I have a decent audience. Now there's value in the lonely planet brand to be sure. I think somebody will do some of that but as a viable business you know that actually probably if it was just the brand and some intellectual assets you would probably be worth more than what the businesses today because I think the rest of the businesses brings it down. It's surprising to me. Was the thorn tree closure because this is an area that I know something about because I used to run online communities for a large variety of different companies and the the cost in running. The community are moderation. But I don't I haven't seen that they have a particularly difficult. You know audience as far as that goes and servers and the servers are cheap and moderation. I don't think they have been spending that much and their traffic is going to be down. So you're not going to need as much of it now. I know the advertising supported is also down. I mean I don't know what you're seeing but I am seeing that advertising down when she was sixteen to six that what it was or something like that but I'm a little surprised that that seems like one of the more easy to monetize things rather than one of the more difficult to monetize things. Because it's it's the traffic is being generated by the the audience and clearly that's going to be down. People aren't going to be talking about travel much but it's a little surprising to me that. I wonder if that means that. It's been losing traffic all along here and now it's just the writing on the wall. That's usually what happens when you get that sort of decision..

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Stranded in India (#3)

This Week in Travel

09:45 min | 7 months ago

Stranded in India (#3)

"Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of this week at home. The weekly show. That really doesn't talk about much anymore. Because the entire travel industry has started just disappeared. But that's okay. We have some decent stories and stuff to talk about money. Miscarry aren't I am coming to you? From Chile Minneapolis Minnesota. Where believe it or not it? Actually we had a snowstorm here in April If you've ever heard the song sometimes it snows in April by Prince. That's pretty much what it's like with us as usual also at home Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing sir? I'm doing well. I'm actually thinking of doing some travelling this afternoon. I may go to the back yard. I wish I had a backyard to get outside. I gotta go. Mingle with the masses very unsafe. Also with US coming from a slightly different part of California. Jen Leo. Are we doing jen? I'm doing great also at home have yard and last last week we had a rain storm unusual for southern California yet. Oh my goodness and in how is it having your daughter at home with you fulltime? I I have the luxury of getting to hang out with her and also She's been self schooling so I have not had any homeschooling woes. Her her caseload is pretty light. So we've been sort of exploring other opportunities and having fun with it. You have a perfect child. I'm not GonNa say that if you Chris so schooling just sounds like a fancy way of saying you're lazy self self telling fancy way of saying. I don't really have to do anything I think. It's the opposite child who you didn't have to tell them to get their homework done. And the other one who was only vaguely aware that maybe there was homework assigned was at the. Second Child. Chris no that was the first show really. Wow from another part of California. Mr Spud Hilton. How you doing Sir? Doing Great Hanging out here at weight for home where I've put a different bottle of alcohol in each room and so I can go bar hopping later and our guests this week. She is an emmy nominated television. News reporter she is the author of the book one hundred things to do in Columbus Ohio before you die and just recently got back from the United States after being stuck in India for. I don't know as close to a month. I think these neutra hamper thank you. It's a wonderful to actually be in my home so I know people talk about being stuck in board. I thought Gosh you know. At least you're in your home I was stuck in a fishing camp for For many weeks during the lockdown. So happy to be here. Thank you for inviting me. We will be getting to your story soon. But let's start to talk about some of the things that have have really only one news story. Still I mean there's travel The new story is lonely. Planet shutdown several their offices. I don't know if you saw this. But they have shut down their Melbourne office which was originally the the homebase for lonely planet. They've shut down there one office leaving. Only I think an office in Ireland and Tennessee. They've also shut down several of their business divisions and they've also shutdown the thorn tree forum. Which was there really popular Online forum do you think there's a future for lonely planet an for Expect to see other publications making such announcements soon. Yes to the second one and no for the first one. I think one of the things about lonely plant. That's different than Some places is that they've got such a huge collection Of Resources that can be repurpose down the line. So theoretically they might shutdown putting out the actual physical books which would make certain about sense. Being fewer and fewer people are actually using them but they also have a photo collection in an age win. Almost everybody wants to be able to use photos tea or you know. Put on their website or things like that and so they have assets that they could probably live off of greatly reduced for a while or sell off in a big way Either way I don't think we'll be seeing the return of the physical books but they still have a lot of assets That that they can continue to put out there and update fairly cheaply. I agree with you. Spend I also think because of the large amount of collateral that they have. It's an incredible opportunity to get really creative with it. Right like think about their churches all their photos but they're armchair division of books right although stuff all those books that Don George Edited. What if they started doing virtual online shows with readings and combined that with photos or started doing special photo event streaming? I don't know I mean the. The opportunities are endless. But I think there is a there is a an opening to get creative. And maybe it's not going to run the whole business but is a way to sort of keep their brand in front of mind while people are at home and looking and learn yearning for any kind of connection and travel dreaming right. I mean you look at National Geographic. And you can't swing a dead cat without hitting another Coffee Table Book or a National Geographic. Sound found some really niche way to repurpose all these photos. They have and throw it into a new into a new book to put out there and I think for while while people aren't traveling people are GonNa want some my what my boss used to call wanderlust porn. Which is you know. It's they WanNa look at the pictures of the places that they can't go right now A lot of that. They'll do online and that maybe that's where Those coffee table books will end up migrating more but But I think you're right National Geographic's done it and lonely plants already done some of that but I think the opportunity to just to continue and sort of. Forget the guidebooks. I think we're gonNA find as you usually find. Any sort of downturns is that companies that have good cash reserves companies. That have you know. In some cases better management will make it where other companies that. You may look at it and say. I can't believe that they couldn't make it. A just won't because of their you know their cash reserves or how they're overhead is or all sorts of things so they'll definitely be winners and losers after this sort of thing and that's true with the companies Veteran publishing that's true with airlines tour companies. In the in the business I think is that there will be some some fallout there. We've already seen that in the local restaurants. I don't know how many of you have already heard that one of your local restaurants has gone out of business but we've had one perennial favorite here. I suspect that they were thinking about retiring. And you know it just got way too hard. So they closed and that's not going to be the last one by any means. Yeah I think we may have mentioned this last episode but I was talking to somebody who is an insider with Houston tourism. And know they they. There's a belief there at least this there was at least a week a week or two ago. There was a belief that they may lose as many as forty of their current restaurants. And they're you know it begs the question Places like New Orleans. The food scene actually got better after their disaster it got better because their food scene had stagnated it was all either legacy stuff like Gallo. Twas Antoine's and you know thing Brennan's and stuff like that or it was the other end. Which was the crappy tourist food and there wasn't a lot in between at least not in the major areas that people go and basically Katrina wiped out a lot of places but it also created opportunities in the in the coming years for a lot of places and so they suddenly got a lot of very cool kind of gastro pubs and boutique like places and things that they really didn't have much before and that became better now here. I don't know that that's going to be the case. Because it's more about money thing My belief that if San Francisco loses like say thirty percent of their restaurants. What I'm worried about is that that thirty percent will be the ones with character. They will be the mom and pop places they will be the small pocket places. Which is what Chris is talking about is there will be places that on a in an industry that has very not a great margin to begin with You know a lot of these places are GONNA go out. That are the places with character or the family or local owned places. And we'RE GONNA get stuck with a whole bunch more arby's and chipotle's so that's what I'm worried about.

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"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel

01:58 min | 8 months ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"And there are no other human beings around in a parts unknown with me. Are the usual suspects. Mr Chris Christianson kind from Sunny California. Or You could also from California. Jen Leo how're you doing? Hey everybody rainy rainy southern California today rain in like something's actually happening in San Diego shocking. Right wow and from. I guess you'd be a little bit north of Chris. Mr Spud Hill now doing sir. I'm doing great and oddly enough. We haven't been getting rain for like a month or two. So southern California's getting all of our rain Jenson back here. Well we have a while. I said send it back here. The rain all right rain come into you recorded in a while and it's because there has been literally no news nothing has happened in the travel industry so nothing. So here's a thought Gerry. I'm thinking maybe we should become a recipe podcast. Because nobody's traveling. Actually I actually one of our most downloaded episodes never one. No one else has anything better to do right now so yeah. The Corona virus is huge. I mean in just the last twenty four hours so much has happened and we're recording this on March twelfth twenty twenty In the afternoon by the time you hear this even if it's in the afternoon is important to state because things are changing fast nineteen. I can't tell you how much has changed in. Just the last twenty four hours to give you just a kind of short list the NBA suspended at season the NHL suspended at season. Broadway has closed all of. Its plays for the next thirty days..

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"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel

13:39 min | 9 months ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of this week and travel. My name is Gary Aren't and I'm coming to you from a chilly in Minneapolis. Minnesota with me again as usual is the always sunny and warm Mr Chris Christianson. How're you doing sir? I'm doing well. Thank you you better than yesterday when I had to blow up our recording time because my day went sideways so well I hope it's a very Vertical Day today yes also with us as usual genteel coming from Sunny Carlsbad California afforded. How're you doing Joe? Life is good doing great. We have any secrets to keep away from your daughter today now. She is out of the House today but now she's clear no whispering today. Yeah it's weird because I still have this mental image of Cora being like a a tiny little kid was when we started the show. I mean she was like really like I don't know Abo born before we started. I think she's fusilier I think she was like what four or five months when we started but last week she let me know that she was going to be twelve this year and I fell out of my chair here I was like twelve. What are you talking about twelve? And she goes mom. Twelve comes after eleven but somehow twelve seems so much older. You're almost a teenager and then the trouble start. Thanks Gary Moving. uh-huh always glad to help. Well we got two guests this week. These are two fellas. I met at the New York Times. Travel show this weekend and they answer the question. What do you get when you cross the southern accent with the ability to speak? Fluent Thai is the answering by excellent. You get When I was in Thailand I was saying it all wrong because I wasn't aware that You said things differently Depending on if you are a man or woman as if I was a woman and nobody was correcting me anyways. Waste they're the host of the now. PBS show the good road. Please welcome earl bridges and Craig. Martin how are you guys doing it raise even that warm welcome yeah and light and by the way just so you know the most egregious pronunciation of Thai word. That's common in travel is key H. U. K. E. T. is actually oh cat so just make sure you set right i. I am aware of that. That was actually the first Place I visited in Thailand. They had a very interesting like the free. First Day I was there. You know like the the touristy part of it started to rain and house was wandering around so I ducked into a bar to wait out the rain. I ordered a beard. I was just kind of sitting there by myself and I and as I'm sitting there. There's no one else in this bar because it's the middle of the day right This woman comes up to me and starts talking to me and I thought doc something's wrong then it realized I'm in a bar. Woman came up to start talking to me and that does is not ever happened in bars. I knew Thailand was different. Store your honor a the Why don't we talk about the the actual travel story of this week? which is kind of the big one? And that's the corona virus It's kind of Spreading in in China still amazed. I suppose it's pretty bad There are now one hundred deaths which are attributed to it and there's lots of stuff shutting down Is this something that worries any of you but we I saw this sir. I actually saw a pitch on instagram from Thai friend of mine in the in the Dong airport in Bangkok where they were bringing the individual late lane down in a completely Lee. Enclosed capsule like airtight. Seal thing rolling them through the airport and so that's a bit disconcerting especially with even today with the I think I don't know it's eight ish reports here in the US. I was in China Win Source hit and they were doing some of the same things. They are now where you couldn't leave the country if you had a fever Yet they basically were stopping everybody and taking taking their temperature at the airport and seeing if you were if you had something that might be SARS and therefore they weren't letting you on a plane remember that it takes it takes a while for that. I guess the Fever to show up anyway so I mean if feels a little bit Problematic when they're taking researcher. But you may not. You may have no symptoms for a couple of days though. We actually had a funny example when we had our director who knocked traveled outside the US very much we were headed a to Myanmar and we had to make him go get Yellow fever vaccination and so we thought we gave them enough time. But it was maybe two and a half weeks out the vaccine when you have to as you guys know you have to have your yellow pamphlet a pamphlet to get in but it takes about a month for the vaccine to actually take you no control so you could die but you still get to get into the country so we haven't heard the end of that story yet. I was GonNa say I was just in Thailand with my family about three weeks ago and we walked through. You know one of these markets in Thailand island where there's a lot of the animals that stop and I couldn't help but think When the started kind of breaking in the news? I'm like okay now now earl has comforted by saying that it it takes a while before you even get the Lavar interests. Do any of you have traveled planned for Asia. Coming within the next couple of months Yes but the way the other side of Asia to Turkey Now we don't S- Not For our show but you know yeah I mean. Everyone wears masks in Asia so it's always a little disconcerting and then on the other hand it feels kind of normal to see people walking around so I think the heightened awareness now busily see people with the masks on and all the Asian cities they've announced closures of Hong Kong Disneyland. Shanghai Disneyland and a number of the cruise lines have cancelled all cruises in and out of China China for the foreseeable future. So they're treating seriously and of course the government is getting some flack for they. They may not have been entirely forthcoming with some of the numbers which they have had some trouble with in the past. Let's just say you even some of the early numbers. The people who they had predicted that you know they were contracting it from people who had been in these markets but then they found a number that went back to somebody who had actually contracted it and not been in the market awhile back so yet. It's a mess. Travel level. State DOT GOV has a level three reconsider travel label on all of China travel to obey. Yeah and I ahead seen today on the news that United Airlines was starting to cancel flights to Asia because the lack of the passengers because of this the most of this is in one province of China right. Most people. Don't go right and I'm I'm looking at CNN right now. They have like a daily update of the number of people infected China's had forty five hundred cases. The only other country with me in double digits like ten or more is Thailand with fourteen so in the only country with any deaths is China so this forty five hundred people that have been affected one hundred six deaths at this point so not. This isn't Ebola. I mean it's not super fatal. Let's it's also put this into context if you had to guess how many people this year have died from flu said August August from nineteen thousand twenty flu system according to the. CDC what number. Would you guess I would say in the thousands easily Yeah the reported that Forty eight hundred. People have died of flu so far in this flu. Lucys so that's just plain old good old American flu that we get all the time right right well. And its various straights. You know. That's that's one of the things that happens with. Flu is flu is so different from every year to year because it does mutate very rapidly. You uh-huh that's the thing really used to bother me a grownup and tyler is the fact that people in the news in would would hear all these things about things that are crazy but then put in to context. It's not as dramatic as it sounds. I think Regular travelers who are not intrepid travellers might have some concern like so a friend of mine's been planning his honeymoon for May and he was planning on going to Thailand and I think Vietnam and possibly even Japan and now his parents are asking him to change. Change the trip in the difference. I think between this and the flu you know just is to be to argue the other side of this. That makes it a little more like the you know not as bad as the flu season you know two thousand nine hundred seventeen for instance but the fact that it seems to be not just at risk population like old people and children who are going to be. The bulk of those flu casualties not this year. But it seems to be that it's normally healthy people and that's when it starts to be more news worthy. Well I mean I would honestly was cracked but I I would. I would easily get back on a plane to Bangkok because because you know I mean. It's that those numbers are still pretty low considering all the other possible Thank you know you're still still more at risk of traffic accidents in Bangkok. I suspect or bad curry curry. I've never wanting wanting to put it in perspective with all this. You know the the influenza outbreak after World War One which is about one hundred years ago was estimated to have killed somewhere between twenty fifty million people worldwide bread So when you see these you know there have been some major movies about you. Know a pandemic endemic killing everyone on earth and stuff like that Our ability you know people people can travel faster but information travels even faster than that that so their ability to take action and shut things down and track people that were on. A plane is pretty good and you know every so often. You know whether it's a full outbreak which I don't know if we've mentioned it on the show but they actually now a vaccine for Ebola Which is good because you bowl is bad? That's the official position of the show. Don't get enough but yeah they're I mean they're they're vigilant about this and that's a very good thing but but so far you know you got to remember when they were really. When this was in the news there had been fifty deaths which is so? It's one one millionth. You know the impact act of of something just one hundred years ago And even I don't even know how many when SARS and and other things that were in the news even those didn't become Real widespread pandemics so although the difference there between those seems to be the strain of flu you you know it seems to be not necessarily because we have better control but just that. I don't know that we have faced something as bad as the Spanish flu which which was pretty horrendous? Actually a lot of ever not that dissimilar we just have better ways of treating it now. MHM than than what we did back then and we. We just know more about it. We do that. One was pretty bad. You could get sick in the morning and die in the afternoon. That seems bed. Yeah and it's not just I think the Asian thing I think we relieve the New York Times travel show Craig and I were passing through the. Tsa let's say someone's sneezed and remember the TSA agent yelling now. Cover your mouth cross hall so I think I think it's people are on edge and for those of you who don't prefer.

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This Week in Travel

13:08 min | 1 year ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Gary are coming as you from a very cool fall is setting in Minneapolis Minnesota where it is cold and dreary rainy but that's all right because everyone else on this show is in a nice sunny warm location including that voice you hear Mr Chris Christianson how are you Sir I am good Yeah it's supposed to get up to ninety think today fortunately Fahrenheit not Celsius we last met not that long ago in Montana how was your trip home my trip home was good but my trip beforehand in the Dakotas was exceedingly good That was time yeah I we mentioned on the show that people May Or may not have heard depending on what order these come out in that Gary and I actually ran into each other at Mount Rushmore but that was on a larger trip that was a particularly awesome trip to lots of national parks in for those who haven't seen north by northwest it was just like that Chris was hanging from a biplane crop duster and I was in a car in yeah it was very strange but yeah I was going to go with a national treasure to that we went behind there but you know you blew that's high praise indeed the other voice you hear in the background coming from a shaky San Francisco California Mr Spud Hilton how are you doing Sir that would be me and I'm doing great thanks for thanks for let me know 'cause you know I just felt what I think is an earthquake but you never really know it might just be that I'm hung over I experienced every so often in the place I live in it's always trucks going by the St actually been thinking of setting up like a seismometers APP in my apartment so I could literally measure of the magnitude of the vibrations in my building if you ask women you'll did you feel the earth move no because I visit actually complaint because it's almost ridiculous in this building how much shake sometimes the only earthquake I well no it's not the only one but the biggest one ever experienced was in San Francisco I was there once it was like this one very sharp movement it was like six in the morning and I was in bed was like someone slammed my bet against the wall and that was kind of it and then I read about in the papers the next day but yeah yeah well it's you know as well as things where the only reason I know this because this building was built in one thousand nine hundred fifteen or so and when I hear everything increased at once 'cause creepy building or when I hear everything creek at once it probably means that the ground itself was moving and and not the truck outs side it's it just I did I did wait to see whether a minute or two later I would feel it down here because it does take a little while for earthquakes but if it was a major one you know I'm not that far away from them about an hour's drive away but not so much didn't get the truck theory that everywhere in the world has equally bad like whether it's just how it's distributed whether in this case sure so riley miserable for half the year right it's cold but we don't have earthquakes we're not going to get hit by a Sioux Nami there's no volcanoes were in California it's really nice in it's beautiful and it's sunny but one day you will all die I will be sent into the sea and it will be gone and so you just GonNa all it's all piles up at once and that's really kind of how it happens and for the record I just looked it up it was a three point five is based in Pacifica which is only about five miles south of here so five ten mile three point five on aren't even worth talking also no real well our guest today has been on the show before also in Montana with us he is Mr Tim when he is the author of the world's cheapest destinations how're you doing sir great thanks for having me on although we were surprised that it has been as long as it has the last time we had tim on talking about a new version of his book which was what's the name of the book about cheapest later life for half the Predator lifer the living abroad it was five years ago so it has been a while since we've had tim on talking about one of his books I am fine I in my life breath I am having trouble remembering exactly when things happened in that seems like they're always more recent than they really were ask where you calling in from today Sunny Very Sunny Guanajuato Mexico up in the highlands and it's probably going to be about eighty nine is quite as hot as workers assist but it'll be nice so you're going to need this earlier see you can get down there before the lady runs out of tamales yes the lady I'm talking about because I've done the food tour in Guanajuato that Tim runs and some great street food in Guanajuato uh-huh extensive research and found the best tells for everything to is a terrific town. that I remember being there for my first sat W Society American Travel Writers Convention as a post tour and everybody else stayed at the hotel aided the hotel and me and a few other people including like Doug People's in Laura del roadshow when out and we ate tacos from a guy who is basically flipping the meat on sketchy looking stove with A putty scraper he's literally it was it was a B. Scraper we're doing this is the best this is horrible idea some of the best we ever ate we went back to the hotel that everybody who hotel gets sick these Ciller time in San Cristobal de las Casas was an adventure travel conference going on there and people were eating on the street eating these little dive places and everybody was fine and then they serve the banquet food to everyone the entire delegation got sick well this leads to senator first news story where recent survey done by jet costs revealed that three fifths of Americans admit to not trying local cuisine when they apple and I guess part of me is not surprised by this but then party kind of is as well because you know it didn't like a part of you die just a little bit of the slat because it's so sad there is so much good out there early well I mean there's there's two things at play here one is people actually trying actual local cuisine and then there's the people who I think they're trying local cuisine but it's the cuisine that's made for Americans Tra who think they're trying the local cuisine and other you'd go to you go to the tourist joint and you think you're getting local stuff but it's actually just really horrific you know bastard version region of what their real food is actually just to make you think that you're you're doing the local stuff since the team inaugura I had a chicken Brioni at the hotel and it was a western style hotel and it was just so plain after you know having gone around the owner in Delhi to the nearest hole in the wall place I could find and you know having chicken Baroni that was so hot you know nearly melted by face off so they just they just make Tamer yeah I mean I've been in place in Mexico that were sort of clearly the tourist joint that I'm so hungry I went anyway and their idea of salsa was catch up so like this is this Exco sorry Tim you as as Chris mentioned run some food tours in Mexico Bob how you found that Americans act towards some of the local foods in Mexico we're only getting the ones that are willing to experiment but there's not a lot of up in this town if you wanna eat like chain food I think there's a domino's and there's a KFC but that's about it and I don't actually see that many foreigners in either of them it's mostly Mexicans because to them that's kind of special foreign food yeah but I think probably the people get a kid Kunar a whole different gonna traveler and so you you maybe gill out there that aren't experimental but this whole story seemed weird to me because are so many hotels that you go to even all inclusive resorts the do serve pretty much local food I mean it might be watered down versions but even in Cancun gonNA get the Mexican buffet breakfast even and then like if you go to Turkey you're getting it Turkish food and the all inclusive place near Antalya so I don't I know you always wonder about how things were asked in the methodology well the one thing I wonder about this is my experience is that if you're trying to eat rocket for instance listen you're trying to get a burger and you're even in Europe until recently it was going to be a sad experience I mean it isn't just you're missing out on the local food but when you're trying to eat their version of your home food it's quite often disappointing And it it's really not the it's the worst of both worlds in some ways oh I've had horrible experiences trying to find a decent hamburger in Europe without you know joking the best one I when I spent three months in Girona which is a fantastic food city by the way like really one of the best in the world the Best Burger I could find Burger King that's not a joke I mean I would go to these small hole in the wall places that we're usually and by like you know Turkish people these swarm of places and they'd have you know stuff like that they'd have a burger and I tried the burger it was just wasn't good and I would go back to like getting a swarm of plate or something because it was much better yeah very much so often really ofo pizza and a lot of countries and part of that I think we just I claim that US has better pizza. I know that this makes me sound like a jingle story you know a American chauvinist but one thing is it doesn't matter what type of pt like we have that so we have the style New York pizzas closer to Italian pizza then most of the other ones but I still like you know the pizza joint down the road here that's one nine wards worldwide or Chicago deep dish or whatever I think we did not invent pizza but there's some really really good pizza in the US and when I'm in Europe I'll order just order the pizza Margherita or the four cheese or whatever because I've had the oh Oh hey bacon make it on a pizza that sounds good oh half cooked bacon no not so much this article just talked about Americans because that's who they surveyed but I also believe this is true for a lot of other people as well you're seeing very large Chinese restaurants open get a lot of Chinese tourists because that's what they prefer to eat in if you go I know the there's a very big restaurant between banff and Jasper near the Icefield the Columbia Icefield and that has basically become a gigantic Chinese restaurant because so many bus trips from Chinese tourists and I've seen the same thing in Rome where a lot of the package groups from China will visit Chinese restaurants and I think it's also true of Europeans as well that go on you know their package holidays were they will stick with what they know so I don't think it's necessarily an American percents pity we do it more than than others but I do think it's it's kind of a universal and it really depends on how you travel it's always funny do something like a hotel you can always tell where their guests come from from like the breakfast that are available you know do they have.

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This Week in Travel

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"However wanted welcome to another episode of this week and Travel Money Garin coming to you from my mom's basement in Wisconsin where they just had some horrible storms several days of power outages more trees. He's knocked down than I've ever seen before and this is the kind of weather which does not occur in the place where my guest host lives Mr Chris Christianson in California where the weather is always perfect. The people are always beautiful. All the children are above average average. Are we doing sir doing very well. No we just have warm that laugh as usual is also from the place where the weather never changes as the people ever change Jen Leo. How're you doing great doing great? I would love to see you on an episode of Lake Wilbur Guy Gary true story I kind of was back in the nineties. My company was hired. This is in the earlier Lee early early days of the Internet to do a thing for garrison Keeler show <hes> big a-hole really massive jerk recently yeah yeah and I won't tell you this people wouldn't believe me and then all the stuff came out. I was like I told you <hes> you know. We've been doing this show now for ten years. We've done a quarter of a thousand episodes trying to put that in terms that sound impressive we <hes> we make excuses for the fact that you did the intro I with the microphone on Mute since the guy who didn't record it when I was in some cave remind we haven't changed the format of this show very much at all in ten years like we we've got the same people we've got the same format same everything we don't sound effects no but <hes> we're now changing it up a little. We're GONNA add another guest because we haven't been recording much. It's always because of our schedule right. It's hard getting all three of us together at the same time so we're adding a fourth person and you may know this person from the Internet because he's a longtime digital native in a podcast stor podcast is inappropriate travel- traveler. Please welcome Spud Hilton another blogger another podcast or added to the show <hes> someone that can help us in the the big fight against print media. Thanks a lot and another out media sure <hes> actually we just did a <hes> an episode of the inappropriate traveler when we were in Boston it was great had gary on it will. I'm going to have to do some editing because it was by far are twice as long as any of the other podcasts I had done and that was in part because of having a guest host Tasha hacker who was was pretty great too but Gary because his accidentally appropriate well no never never verged on appropriate. That's for sure <hes> but yeah no Gary Gary's definitely a good interview for podcasts. I'm sure you know yeah as we mentioned on the last episode of the show someone actually wrote Chris asking where they can find more gary episodes of the amateur traveler never hear the end of that the only thing I should say before we introduced this. Week's guest is the one change we've made in the show and I don't want us to forget. We used to have a fourth co host in the very first episodes of the show who wasn't able to continue on with us <hes> so we shouldn't forget Chris Elliott because he was it was a guest host to worry was a co host on the show..

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This Week in Travel

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Joining the as usual, the man at that chuckle, Mr Chris christianson. How're you doing, sir? I'm doing well Gerry and happy to fifty t as well. Of it. Only ten years to get. Yes, we were country. I think this would be the was the now the Ceska centennial is one hundred fifty. Got to be a word for a quarter millennial type thing because the US's coming up. Wouldn't it be? Sesikwe. Bicentennial. No, it's, it's got some other weird word or something. But. Well, it was almost ten years ago when Chris, and I sat down with this lady, Jen Leo. How're you doing? I'm doing great guys ten years, which means my daughter is ten she's ten and a half. And I still remember when you guys asked me to do the show. I thought I was the guest. And then lo and behold, you said, all right. What time next week and I was like, oh. Not just the guest. I'm the host to you've been kicking yourself ever services. Absolutely not now that podcasting is cool. I can just kick back and say, I've been doing it for ten years and for the record semi Quinn's semi Quin centennial. Well, happy, semi semi quincentennial. Joining us a man who's been on many show, and who I envision now with a scruffy beard, sitting in his pajamas at home. On the unemployment list, Mr. spud Hilton how're you doing, sir? Klom doing great. Thanks for having me back. I am. In fact, sitting in my pajamas, I don't have a scruffy beard, and my last unemployment payments will come next week. So. Make me some this better make me some money. That's all I'm saying what do you mean your last checks? But don't just don't unemployed. Don't unemployment checks come for at least a year. It hasn't been the, the Ken come within an entire year provided that you have some work here and there. Basically, I filed for certification every single week that I was available. So that only lasts about six months. Yes, it's been six months, six actually very happy months since leaving the newspaper, which ceased to be a travel section. Oh, about eighteen months ago. So, but we won't say the name of it simply because there's a non-disparagement clause in my contract. And anybody who listened to pass up. But if no clue where you formerly worked. None. Hey, you have to do research. That's fine. Let's get into our first story speaking of not making money. You had a story on this influence from Germany, who is traveling around the world promoting hall things which are good. And is it turns out, the guy's mom is actually working two jobs to allow them to travel around the world? And as I look at a photo of this couple, especially the guy my question isn't so much that. Or the comment isn't that the moms paying for the travel who's paying for his tattoos. Yeah. I was wondering the same thing. I'm like God. It's like that's not that's not cheap stuff there. That's somebody paid a lot for that tattoo work. Yeah. The guy is tattooed all over including his face. And you know, every every the reason he, he has to have his mom pay for is no one is going to hire you, if you have a face tattoo every face tattoo, says, I'm not getting the job. Be outsor- in certain bars. That's about it. Yeah. I actually see people with face, tattoos, not unfrequently. They're usually gang members. And in locked up, actually, and I see them in prison ministry, but. Going into the Tetu removal program, which, but. It says they had a gofundme page what I wanna know is on that gofundme page. What were they offering back in return? Oh, nothing. I've there've been people since Kickstarter and whatnot started that have been begging people to pay for their trips and yeah..

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This Week in Travel

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Welcome to this weekend travel, this show the talks to some of the most interesting and notable travelers in the world is well as providing useful tips and actionable information. Now, you're your hosts Uriarte Chris christianson in gen Leo. Remember? Every travel. Everyone and welcome to another episode of this week and travel an episode where we actually did one last week. So this week is actually this week for the first time in like ages with me again as usual nice. They named him twice. Mr Chris christianson? How're you doing, sir? I'm doing well. But this week is always this week this week is this week. But we don't always have a last week. That is where we have that is often true almost always true. Also, try and put one out weekly. Also with us coming from her backyard from her husband's man. She's locked out of the house. Hey, guys. I like this regular stick. Let's keep doing it. This is a tap twenty-five travel podcast when we actually bothered to record. I shudder to think what would happen if we did it on a regular basis. I it was top ten. Didn't you send us the stats last week? Didn't we make it into the top ten? Are. You think it depends on the day in the downloads it way, the I tunes works. Is there reporting the shows with the largest number of subscribers over the last twenty four hour period. So it changes fairly dynamically. Nice. Well, we got a great guests this week. He was the former frugal traveler for the New York Times, he's the man behind the very popular amenable Gringo YouTube channel as almost a half million strivers, and the author of the brand new book that I have sitting in my hands in actual honest to God paper book that trees died four. The travel guide for the globally curious. Please welcome Mr. Seth Google. How're you doing? Hey, good. I think the trees that's died sustainably. I think they were replaced by other trees on to discourage people from buying the book because the of the death of trees, I believe I'm hoping my book when it comes out. We're not we're not going to replant any trees. No, sir. Gonna be fresh virgin would. Before we get talking about the book and other things dealing with Seth. Let's talk about a few new stories that happened this week the first of which in this really was not even something that I've seen like on the interwebs yet. I've really just seen it several places on Facebook lonely. Planet's magazine has shut down they sent out a notice that this was going to be their last issue and people would be able to get a voucher good for the remainder of their subscription. However long it is in the form of lonely planet e books as I posted in one of the Facebook groups, I posted a mean from Casablanca saying I am shocked shocked that a trial print magazine has gone out of business in other related to the story. Apparently lonely planet has a magazine..

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This Week in Travel

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"This week and travel show the talks to some of the most interesting notable travelers in the world is well as providing useful tips and actionable information now your your hosts uriarte chris christianson in gen leo remember every travel everyone and welcome to another episode of this weekend travel my name is gary aren't and i'm coming to you from an excellent lutely beautiful minneapolis minnesota winter has leaped summer is now here is kind of like game of thrones just in terms of the length of the season but it's now good relieves on the trees and i'm joined once again by my cohost mr chris christianson how are we doing sir i'm doing very well i'm home and that is unusual for me this month i'm only home for four days good thing we were able to time it when you were here where are you going after this i w with you i'm actually driving there okay i'm not going with you we'll meet you there i'm either gonna take a route through south dakota north dakota haven't figured out quite yet but that is the plan but now i wish i was because i haven't been to north dakota you know i i have noticed this with a lot of people if they've like have been to like forty nine the last one is either alaska north dakota it it's uncanny how often that happens also with of course is the wonderful jen lille how are we doing jen hey guys i'm doing great and for once i am out of california i'm actually in new york or the second i saw that on facebook you're at like some bitcoin conference or something i am it's very big crypto conference called consensus so i rushed home in the rain on a lift read to get here and i'm super excited to talk to you guys aren't against.

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This Week in Travel

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of this week and travel my name is gary aren't telling you that our national nightmare is over winter is finally gone it is sunny and warm here in minneapolis the rumors were true there's a thing called a short sleeve shirt and and i i can that people were using it today their arms were totally bear that's sort of immodesty i think probably should be outlawed but that's for another show with me as normal is the man so nice they named him twice mr chris christianson from sunny california a how're you doing good although normal might be overselling it just a bit but yes i'm in shorts in with the air conditioning on so yeah we're in summer now it is sixty eight degrees here right now it's it's just perfect for those of you in celsius land that's twenty which is nice also coming to us from california is the wonderful generally oh how're you doing jen hank is great great to hear you again today i quickly looked up carlsbad weather which is usually seventy four degrees fahrenheit but today we are at a rather chilly sixty nine and a little bit overcast all i am in long sleeves but most people in town are not someone who can sympathize with you in one of the only guest we can actually find who's actually further south than you are in the state of california with for the very first time you may have seen him in such places as national geographic traveler he's also the president elect of the society of american travel writers please welcome david swanson how are we doing good morning afternoon evening i'm doing just fine thank you.

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This Week in Travel

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"mr chris christianson" Discussed on This Week in Travel

"Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of this week and travel the only weekly travel podcast that mutilates the meaning of the word weekly my name is gary art coming to you from a slightly less cold and snowy minneapolis minnesota with me again as usual is the man so nice they named him twice mr chris christianson how're you doing sir i'm doing very well what's new in california not a whole lot new other than the six hundred episode of amateur travellers came out to this morning so that's a little bit of a milestone are you done yeah so six disconnect call it quits and everything with nice round number you know go out while you're still in top pretty much i think you'd be resorting to like okay this episode we're gonna be talking about the left side of the street the following box wait a second chris you're not you're not throwing in the town no i'm not throwing mattel just celebrated a five year anniversary didn't you five hundred of history of amateur thinking of something else coming up on thirteen so years a right because we're this longer than five years i don't know what i was thinking maybe i was thinking this what is this what is nine years old or coming up on nine years old that lovely voice you hear the background is jennifer leo how're you doing jen good morning everybody i'm doing good that raspy voice i i think it's i don't know what's going on it could be so cal allergy season but no i'm doing great it is softball season down here so this always softball season.

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