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Peter Knego Knows More About Cruise Ships Than Just About Anybody

pkritaSailing with cruise ship expert Peter Knego on the Carnival Breeze gives Paul and Elizabeth a chance to hang out and talk with the renowned author, videographer and ship antiquarian. Knego is one of the few people from the outside to have actually visited and filmed the ship breakers in Alang, India. His passion is recording the cruise fleet today and working to record the historical record of the great classic liners of the past. Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1960, Peter’s interest in passenger ships started in 1973 when he was assigned to research the LUSITANIA for an American History course. In early 1974, he began visiting and photographing nearly every liner and cruise ship that came to Los Angeles, beginning with P&O’s SS ARCADIA, and continues to do so to this day. While he was at UCLA, Peter took his first “serious” cruises, beginning in 1980 with American Hawaii’s newly-rechristened SS OCEANIC INDEPENDENCE. Every year thereafter, he made it a point to sail in an elderly passenger ship until the early 1990s, when he furthered his mission to seek out and document every “forgotten” liner left in the world. In 1992, Peter traveled to Greece to visit the forlorn and soon to be lost former SS AMERICA. Further travels included a 14 night voyage aboard ACHILLE LAURO just a few weeks before she was destroyed by fire; trips to the Ukraine to document the former Cunard twins LEONID SOBINOV and FEDOR SHALYAPIN; an extended “tour” of the Far East to cover aging liners in Japan and China; a visit to the US Reserve Fleet in VA to document the nuclear ship SAVANNAH; a special expedition to the Philippines to see the former Italian liner MV AUGUSTUS; and back to China for the former ANCERVILLE and ORIANA. Dozens more ships have followed over the years.

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Boingo Wifi Travel Tip

boingo logoWe introduce a new contributor Christian Gunning a senior executive at Boingo, the great wifi service for travelers around the world. Christian will provide regular reports on new developments in wifi as well as tips for travelers about using wifi while traveling. Christian chats with Paul and Elizabeth about a new Boingo service which provides a secure VPN with just the click of a mouse. This is a huge development for wifi security for travelers who may not have their own VPN. Paul and Elizabeth also report on traveling during the holiday season. Tips and tricks for helping to cope with crowds, flying and travel in general whatever the holiday.

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Gary Arndt Checks In From NMX

Our global travel correspondent Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere chats with Paul and Elizabeth about his presentation at New Media Expo on how to compete with billion dollar companies on the web. They also talk about their favorite hotels and why they often don’t have 5 stars. Also Gary has a new free ebook of 100 of his best photographs

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New Media Expo Is The Absolute Best Showcase

Rick Calvert joins Elizabeth to talk about the opportunities to network and learn at New Media Expo in Las Vegas in January 6 to 8. Featuring internationally famed experts in the fields of blogging, video and podcasting it’s a weekend in January that is a must for any one interested in the future of internet communications. It’s a weekend filled with tracks for most forms of new media and talks by experts who define the very world of internet communications. Regular guest on Traveling and uber-travel blogger Gary Arndt will be speaking along with Spud Hilton who has created on online presence from his role in newspapers and travel. Check out the website for the latest lineup. Also active and retired military personnel are offerred complimentary admission.

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Red Oxx Is Growing

We have said it for years. Red Oxx luggage and bags are simply the the best available. Guaranteed for life. Built to last forever. Ultimately practical this is the luggage for anyone who spends time on the road for whatever reason. Paul and Elizabeth chat with the creator, Jim Markel who talks about why Red Oxx has earned it’s reputation and how that has translated into a thriving company that recently expanded it’s headquarters in Billings, Montana where nearly everything is made. We have two Air Boss bags and wouldn’t leave home without them. And you’re right they don’t have wheels which allows us to stow them easily in bins where wheels don’t always fit and move rapidly through buildings and terminals with stairs and no elevators.

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Who Doesn’t Like Stories Of The Old West And Outlaws

A new anthology of short stories from LaFonterra Publishing makes for great reading especially on trips. Mike Harris, the publisher and frequent guests tells how the book came about and some of the stories of the old West. Check out Old West New West for other books and information on Western attractions and lore.

 

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Boingo Launches New Services

Boingo’s Christian Gunning joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about a new service which will provide VPN security through Boingo when using public wifi hotspots. Boingo continues to add wifi hotspots in more and more airports and other locations around the world.

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Add-on Lenses for Your Smartphone

If you’re like most people, you’ve practically replaced your digital camera with your phone, even while you’re on vacations.  So, Tech Lord James DeRuvo joins us to talk about lens accessories for your smartphone!.

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Driving With Your Pet Tips From The Pet Safety Lady

Christina Selter chats about traveling with your pet in a car. Keeping you pet safe takes some thought and information. Your can learn about which cars are safest for pets and what you need to know about keeping your pet safe at her fact filled web site barkbuckleup.com. Christina is the leading authority on the subject of pets and cars.