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Places — Gary Arndt Talks About Travel Bargains In Montenegro

Gary Arndt talks with Paul about his recent travels, which have taken him to Canada (where he didn’t see the northern lights) and Montenegro.

While in Montenegro, Gary found a country whose spectacular scenery and low prices make it a star destination. His tip is to fly into the airport near Dubrovnik and drive up the coast to Kotor. Gary also shares with Paul that he is doing a guide on starting a travel blog and as one of true experts on travel blogging we heartily recommend it to anyone interested in getting started. 





Anne Banas Doesn’t Fly The 787 But Does The Caribbean Affordably

annebanas.jpgOne cold day in winter regular contributor to Traveling, Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel set out to fly to Poland on a brand new LOT 787 from Chicago. Alas she never made it as the plane was grounded before she got there. Another day in the life of a travel editor. However, all was not lost since Paul, Elizabeth and Anne spent the time talking about deals in the Caribbean and if any good deals exist while shopping in the islands. The beauty of travel is no matter what the weather you can always find something warm to talk about.


Conversation With Tripadvisor’s Steve Kaufer

Steve Kaufer the creator and CEO of Tripadvisor , joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the success of taking the world’s largest travel site public. Steve talks about the beginnings and the challenges along the way. He also discusses how Tripadvisor has revolutionized the travel experience for millions and how transparency in the process of choosing hotels, through informed crowd sourcing, has evolved. He also talks about how the Tripadvisor family of companies has grown and helped change other components of the travel experience from cruising to choosing the best seats on a plane.


Finding Snow And Affordable Skiing In The West

LA Times columnist Chris Erskine joins Paul once again to talk travel in the West. He discusses popular and not so popular ski resorts in the West. Erskine also gives a preview of the LA Times Travel Show on January 28 and 29th where LA Times photographers, writers and editors will share tips and experiences. It’s a chance to talk with real experts from around the world.

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Johnny Jet On Getting The Best Hotel Deals

John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. He and his website have been featured over in more places than you can count. It’s has been named “one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel” by Budget Travel Magazine, while the L.A. Times calls it “one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet.” Here he returns to Traveling to chat with Paul and Elizabeth about the benefits of hotel loyalty programs like HiltonHonors.



Rail Europe Provides A Wealth Of Travel Opportunites

Jim Prchlik joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the RailEurope website and how it can make travel planning easier. They also talk about Swiss Rail and the way it makes traveling in Switzerland not only a bargain but incredibly easy. Imagine reaching every destination in the country by public transit and trains. They also talk about some favorite rail journeys in Switzerland.

Sherry Laskin On Traveling The World’s Rivers

Sherry Laskin, the world traveler who travels without flying, chats with Paul about the joys of river cruising and how the river boats are changing and getting more elaborate and luxurious. And yes, Sherry managed to get to Europe without a trans-atlantic flight. Check out her blog at CruiseMaven.


Lobster, Scenery And Solitude It Must Be PEI

Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes is a place of exquisite beauty, affordable lodging and great food. As correspondent Crai Bower tells us it also is one of those destinations you want to return to time and again. Oh yes, did we mention the oysters?


Las Vegas Downtown Is Showing Signs Of Growth

Things are looking up in Las Vegas as business shows signs of picking up. Nowhere is that more evident than in downtown Las Vegas. Mimi Kmet joins Paul to talk about what’s new in downtown Las Vegas.


Irvine California Is The Perfect Vacation Headquarters

Wendy Haase takes Paul and Elizabeth to Irvine, California to reveal a city with lots to offer the visitor and one that makes an affordable place to headquarter if you plan to visit Southern California. It’s 20 minutes from Disneyland, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. It even has it’s own airport. Farmers markets, balloon rides and free concerts are all part of the Irvine scene.