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StubHub Creates Convenient Solution For Buying Tickets To Concerts And Sports

061915_STUBHUB_CENTER__0242[1]Alison Salceda of Stubhub joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the online ticket sharing site that Salceda describes as “the eBay for sports, concerts, and performing arts tickets.” A new app lets you discover events you might like in the city you’re visiting. We also get the inside scoop about StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy. Join us to learn more about a way to exchange tickets, wherever you are, in a safe, secure way.

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Roger Dow Talks Travel And Open Skies

US Travel AssociationRoger Dow, president and CEO of US Travel Association joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss open skies and the huge potential that these decades old agreements have to help both domestic and international travelers. More affordable airfares are the proven results. Paul and Elizabeth also talk about the advantages of the Global Entry program.

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John Poimiroo On How To Be Successful Outdoor Writer

John Poimiroo - Kolob CanyonsJohn Poimiroo who produces Voices From The Past for OnTravel is also an award winning outdoor writer. He has a love of the outdoors that is reflected in his writing and photography. He discusses with Paul what it takes to be a successful outdoor writer and why the outdoors and wilderness holds such an attraction for him. He also is the creator of California Fall Color the website that tracks the longest fall color season in the country, often lasting for several months.

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America And World War 1 — A Travelers Guide — History And Travel In One Place

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Mark Van Ells, professor of history at Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York has written a history and travel guide on World War 1 that makes for a great historical read but also provides good information on visiting the major sites of the First World War. He talks with Paul and Elizabeth about the War and why it is so important in our  history.

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Spud Hilton Talks Travel And The World From IPW

palau_kayak_mugSpud Hilton joins Paul at IPW to talk about travel and have one of their rant chats. Spud talks about how to be courteous to your fellow passengers on crowded flights and they both share their current views on the crowded skies. Spud is the Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and a frequent guest at OnTravel.

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Jim Markel Makes The World’s Best UnWheeled Luggage And Travels Responsibly

Jim-MarkelFormer US Marine rigger, Jim Markel, builds Red Oxx Luggage in a workshop in Billings, Montana. Backed by a simple ironclad guarantee, and built to the best specifications, we’ve traveled with it for years and speak from experience. Jim joins us here to talk about the quality that makes his luggage special but also his attitudes about travel. Wherever he goes in the world he works to make a difference whether in bettering the life of residents of villages in Guatemala through jobs or distributing mosquito netting to children to combat malaria in Africa. Along with his humanitarian efforts he discusses with Paul some recent fishing adventures in Africa.

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Ted Bravos and ITMI Have Made Tour Directing Into A Career

Ted BravosTed Bravos and the International Tour Management Institute, that he founded, have made being a tour director a career. He has trained thousands of people in the art and craft of being tour managers and most of his graduates find work in this fascinating niche iin the travel business. Think traveling and getting paid to do it. Elizabeth and Paul talk with Ted about the business and how it has changed.

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Krav Maga Is Workout As Well As Excellent Self Defense For Travelers

ontravel logoCombining exercise and what they refer to as reality-based self defense Krav Maga is ideal for travelers. Paul chats with Howard Mallen who is the co-founder and CEO of Krav Maga Worldwide. Howard began training in Krav Maga at age twelve receiving instruction directly from Chief Instructor Darren Levine, who brought Krav Maga to the United States and was mentored by the founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichetenfeld. Howard has practiced Krav Maga for over 30 years earning his black belt in 1993 and his third degree black belt in 2012.  He served as the Director of the Krav Maga Association’s Law Enforcement Training Division and spent 15 years as a lead force instructor for the Santa Monica Police Department’s defensive tactics unit.

Howard points out that traveling can frazzle your brain. Between trying to remember if you locked up the house or put your ID back into your wallet, thinking about personal safety in airport parking lots is the last thing on most women’s minds. However, poorly lit parking garages, arms full of luggage, confusing parking signs, forgetting where you parked and keys buried in the bottom of an overflowing purse can make women easy targets for predators. To help women stay safe while traveling,  has put together a list of personal safety tips to keep in mind when at the airport, train station or in an unfamiliar city.

Krav Maga Worldwide is the largest reality-based self-defense organization in the world, and industry leader in Krav Maga-based self-defense, fitness, and fighting.  Krav Maga Worldwide has certified hundreds of the most elite law enforcement agencies and military units throughout the world. These organizations have adopted Krav Maga as their official self-defense system because of its instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training methods.

 

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Gary Oster Talks About Importance of Travel To US And Reveals Great Deals

USTravel_4C_TypeOnly_copyGary Oster of  the U.S. Travel Association chats with Paul and Elizabeth about the Associations’s sixth annual Daily Getaways program. It runs though April and new deals appear most weekdays at 1pm. You have to move with lightning speed since they sell out quickly. Gary talks about some of the incredible deals that can be had with savings of upwards of 50 percent. Check out the website for all the details on some of the best deals in travel you’ll see this year. We also talk about the importance of travel to our health and welfare and why a program offered by the U.S Travel Association means a better life for every worker and more money for the economy. Read more…….

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Marc Patterson Wifi Guru With Boingo Talks Wifi And Travel

boingo logoMarc Patterson of Boingo talks WIFI and connectivity while traveling. Paul and Marc discuss the advantages and disadvantages of keeping in touch while traveling. From years of experience on the road they share tips and tricks for using WIFI and also the advantages of Boingo, especially when it comes to security. Paul points out the advantages of an account when on the road.