The Weekend Travel Show

The Weekend Travel Show

  • Key West, Florida; American Airlines/US Air Program + Disney Deals

    Apr 11, 2014 | 26 min
    We talk to Key West, Florida. Talk about the American Airlines/US Airways frequent flier program and the changes made, plus more of your travel questions.
  • Visiting New Orleans, Mile High Club Airline + Questions about Mexico

    Apr 04, 2014 | 25 min
    This week listener Sarah joins us to talk about her latest trip to New Orleans. Sarah tells us about things to do on a budget, places to eat, sights and the overall vibe of the city. Simon gives us travel news on a airline that has a mile high club, a vegas attraction and a new beach club resort opening in Orlando. On Ask Jason, we tackle: passport card vs. passport and Mexico vacationing.
  • Voluntourism on Vacation, TSA Gun Carrying + Airline Delay Question

    Mar 28, 2014 | 22 min
    Nancy Schretter with the Family Travel Network drops by to talk about voluntourism opportunities for you to do on your next vacation through her Together for Good organization. Simon has travel news on TSA carrying guns, the opening of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Virgin Cruise Lines and the Washington Monument reopening. Travel Expert Jason Coleman answer questions on visiting New England, future cruise credits and if the airlines are required to compensate you for delays. Listen and learn!
  • Wine and Traveling, Travel News + Paris Question Answered

    Mar 22, 2014 | 20 min
    Elizabeth Schneider is a dynamic professional speaker, wine industry consultant and trainer and she joins us this morning to give us a crash course on wine and traveling. Simon gives us What's Trending in the world of travel and Travel Expert Jason Coleman answers yor questions on: plane watching in St. Maarten, when to travel to Paris and Quebec City. Listen and learn!
  • Mexico Excursions, Maylasia Airlines and AirBNB Condo Rental

    Mar 14, 2014 | 26 min
    This week we talk with a unique Mexico-based excursion company. Sherry Laskin drops by to share her AirBNB experience and Simon Duvall gives us What's Trending in the world of travel. Listen and learn!
  • Alaska with Kids, Disneyland Travel Advice, + Airline Fees

    Mar 07, 2014 | 31 min
    Erin Kirkland just released a book called Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children. Erin talks to us about some hot spots in Alaska. Simon gives us What's Trending in the world of travel and Travel Expert Jason Coleman tackles a listener question about planning a trip to Disneyland in California. Listen and learn!
  • World's Smartest Traveler, Disney Price Hike + Travel Questions Answered

    Feb 28, 2014 | 25 min
    Travel Expert and columist for USA Today Chris Elliott is on the show to talk about his new book "How to be the World's Smartest Traveler." Jason returns this week answering listener travel questions and Simon brings us "What's Trending" in the world of travel. Listen and learn!
  • Amtrak Review, Travel News + Questions Answered

    Feb 22, 2014 | 28 min
    Kristin Ladewig from St. Louis just returned from a Amtrak train trip from St. Louis to Chicago. Kristin details the trail ride, her roomette her and her husband booked and the coach ride coming back from Chicago. Kristin gives a full Amtrak review. Simon stops by with What's Trending in travel news and travel expert Sherry Laskin fills in for Ask Jason! Listen and learn.
  • Travel Questions Answered: Hawaii, Europe Travel & Travel Agents

    Feb 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Travel expert Jason Coleman answers another batch of listener questions: Planning a trip to Hawaii, which island should I go to? Can I transfer my booking made directly with a cruise line to a travel agent? Which is the best place in Europe to spend vacation?
  • Travel News: Credit Card Fraud, Dog Taxi & Hotel Wifi

    Feb 15, 2014 | 11 min
    Simon Duvall has what's trending this week in travel: Credit Card Breach Affects Travelers at select Marriott, Holiday Inn, Westin, Renaissance and Radisson Properties in 8 States, Hotel WiFi changes are coming that could save -- or cost you - money depending on how you use the internet when you travel, A Break on duty free carry-on, thanks to a new TSA Rule and In Norway, you can take the world's first dog sled taxi Service to your hotel.
  • Visiting Nashville, Tennessee - What to Expect?

    Feb 14, 2014 | 12 min
    Is Nashville just a sleepy country town or is there more to it? We talk to a representative from Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville and get the scoop on the Nashville scene and all about the property.
  • Frommer's Travel - Top Destinations of 2014

    Feb 13, 2014 | 15 min
    Travel expert Pauline Frommer drops by to give us some of her picks for the top travel destinations of 2014. Pauline also shares her biggest tip when it comes to visiting New York City.
  • Travel Questions: Traveling Abroad with Phone, Car Rentals in Europe and Trains

    Feb 12, 2014 | 7 min
    Travel Expert Jason Coleman returns for another installment of Ask Jason. This week Jason answers listener questions on getting a local phone when traveling to international, how to rent a car in Europe without breaking the bank and a multi-day train trip.
  • Adventures of a Mid Life Road Trip

    Feb 11, 2014 | 11 min
    Rick Griffin and Sandi McKenna spend their lives traveling around the world documenting checking things off their bucket list. We had a chance to catch up with Rick Griffin between trips and he told me all about midlife road trip, how it started, some of his recent trips and what travel trends he's seeing into 2014. *Sandi was suppose to join us but she was stuck in a NYC blizzard.
  • Tour New York City like a Local

    Feb 10, 2014 | 18 min
    Travel writer Craig Zabransky lives in New York City and gives us some advice on how to navigate NYC without breaking the bank. Craig covers public transportation options, dining out at some off the one-off places and some hidden gems and relaxing areas around the city.
  • "It Happened Here" History App + Travel News

    Feb 09, 2014 | 13 min
    The creator of the "It Happened Here" app stops by the chat about his award winning app that tells your hidden facts about the cities you're traveling to. I used this app in NYC and it was really cool what it reveals! Hear all about the app that was named "Best Tour App" by TravelandLeisure.com. Plus, Simon Duvall stops by the give us the travel news and what's trending in the world of travel.
  • Puerto Rico as a Resort Destination

    Feb 08, 2014 | 10 min
    This Rio Grande oasis is the perfect destination to discover the beauty and tranquility of Puerto Rico. Filled with warm tropical decor, friendly resort staff and spacious guest rooms, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort Spa gives you an amazing experience in Puerto Rico. This 500-acre, beachfront property borders both the Puerto Rico rain forest and two golf courses and a secluded beach. Amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean including an ocean view from the pool. General Manager Danny Williams chats with us all about the resort in Puerto Rico and the island as a destination.
  • Travel Questions: Land Tours, Refundable Deposits & Western Caribbean

    Feb 07, 2014 | 8 min
    Travel expert Jason Coleman is here with another installment of Ask Jason. Jason tackles travel insurance for land based tours and if it's needed, if it's possible to get a refund on your cruise vacation after you already put your deposit down and helps a listener who is torn on the best Caribbean island to be active on.
  • Hawks Cay Resort in Florida Keys

    Feb 06, 2014 | 8 min
    We talk to the Sheldon Suga of Hawks Cay resort in the Florida Keys. Sheldon shares the ins and outs of the South Florida oasis and what there is to do on property for the kids up to the adults.
  • Cruise Travelers Handbook

    Feb 05, 2014 | 17 min
    I sit down and talk to travel writer and podcast host Gary Bembridge about this latest book "The Cruise Travelers Handbook." Gary shares the inspiration about writing the book, some cruise travel tips, packing tips and misconceptions of cruising.
  • Baby Boomer Travel + Using Flyer Miles

    Feb 04, 2014 | 15 min
    Baby Boomers were born between 1946-1964. The Boomer Travel Patrol was a concept created by Liz Dahl, a former travel agent and public relations consultant who felt baby boomers were not in the coveted demographic of 18-49 and therefore left out of the “fun” activities when it came to travel. We love bus trips and cruises, but there's more to see and do and we have the time and means to explore the world. Jason returns with "Ask Jason" segement. Jason covers St. Kitts, travel insurance while flying and frequent flyer miles.
  • Where to Stay in Tucson, Arizona

    Feb 04, 2014 | 11 min
    Tucson, Arizona is a growing urban oasis in the Sonoran desert. Whether you want to experience the ancient Native American culture, explore the nearby hiking trails and national parks or simply enjoy the outdoors where the sun shines 350 days of the year, Tucson and exciting attractions. To complete your stay, General Manager Glenn Sampert is on the program to talk about the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.
  • TSA Locks for Baggage, Airline Rules

    Feb 03, 2014 | 9 min
    Travel Expert Jason Coleman joins us this morning answering listener travel questions. Today Jason covers TSA locks and what kind of locks should we lock our checked luggage with, new flight schedule implemented to an existing airline reservation, avoid looking like a tourist.
  • Your Very Own Caribbean Vacation Villa

    Feb 03, 2014 | 9 min
    Having your own Caribbean beach vacation villa sounds good to me! Blue Sky Luxury drops by to talk about the process and what's involved in getting a luxury vacation villa. Imagine having Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica and St. Lucia all at your finger tips. We'll explore the islands and find out what island is good for what activity.
  • Peter talks The Love Boat + Disney Alaskan Cruise

    Feb 02, 2014 | 23 min
    Maritime historian Peter Knego talks about the now-defunct Love Boat, from a once popular TV show to cruise ship graveyard. Plus, a listener gives his review of his Disney Cruise Line's Alaska experience. Call-in line 888-429-4334.
  • Cruise Ship Sick with Norovirus

    Feb 02, 2014 | 9 min
    It's the plague of the sea and you don't want it when you take a cruise vacation, some Royal Caribbean passengers weren't that fortunate on a recent sailing. Editor in Chief of Vacation Agent Magazine and cruise travel writer for TravelPulse.com, Theresa Norton Masek, joins us to talk all things norovirus and why it gets such media hype when it does happen. Is it that bad or is it sensationalism? Theresa weighs in.
  • Cruise Ship Sick with Norovirus

    Feb 02, 2014 | 9 min
    It's the plague of the sea and you don't want it when you take a cruise vacation, some Royal Caribbean passengers weren't that fortunate on a recent sailing. Editor in Chief of Vacation Agent Magazine and cruise travel writer for TravelPulse.com, Theresa Norton Masek, joins us to talk all things norovirus and why it gets such media hype when it does happen. Is it that bad or is it sensationalism? Theresa weighs in.
  • British Virgin Islands Travel

    Feb 01, 2014 | 10 min
    The Virgin Islands consist of two groups of islands, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the British Virgin Islands. The USVI consist of 4 larger islands and some 50 smaller islets and cays. The total area of the USVI is 133 square miles. Kelly Merton is the owner of Blue Ocean Groups travel and she gives us the lowdown on visiting the British Virgin Islands.
  • RetailMeNot.com Travel Deals

    Jan 31, 2014 | 16 min
    Trae Bodge is the Senior editor for RetailMeNot.com and speaks to us on the website, how it works and RetailMeNot's 2014 Trends. Simon is here with travel news and to share what's trending in the world of travel.
  • TSA Locks for Baggage, Airline Rules for Flight Changes + Avoid Looking like a T

    Jan 31, 2014 | 9 min
    Travel Expert Jason Coleman joins us this morning answering listener travel questions. Today Jason covers TSA locks and what kind of locks should we lock our checked luggage with, new flight schedule implemented to an existing airline reservation, avoid looking like a tourist.
  • Cruise Ship Travel App

    Jan 30, 2014 | 8 min
    ShipMate app is kind of like a roll call for cruise lines but different, it lets you find your ship and see what users are registered on your sailing. Once you establish your sailing you can live chat with folks who you think may be of similar interest. On top of the live chat feature, you can also find out where your ship is at any given time, gives you a countdown, webcam views and more. Creator Mike Jirrot joins us today to talk all about ShipMateApp.
  • Baby Boomer Travel + Using Frequent Flyer Miles, St. Kitts, Tipping Etiquette

    Jan 29, 2014 | 15 min
    Baby Boomers were born between 1946-1964. The Boomer Travel Patrol was a concept created by Liz Dahl, a former travel agent and public relations consultant who felt baby boomers were not in the coveted demographic of 18-49 and therefore left out of the “fun” activities when it came to travel. We love bus trips and cruises, but there's more to see and do and we have the time and means to explore the world. Jason returns with "Ask Jason" segement. Jason covers St. Kitts, travel insurance while flying and frequent flyer miles.
  • RetailMeNot Travel Deals + Travel News

    Jan 28, 2014 | 16 min
    Trae Bodge is the Senior editor for RetailMeNot.com and speaks to us on the website, how it works and RetailMeNot's 2014 Trends. Simon is back with travel news and to share what's trending in the world of travel.
  • Visit to Nevis, Montpelier Plantation & Beach

    Jan 27, 2014 | 11 min
    Tim Hoffman is the owner of Montpelier Plantation and Beach in Nevis, a small island located in the Leeward islands. Tim stops by to talk to us about the island, how to get there, what there is to do and all about his hotel property that is located on a plantation.
  • Discovering European Christmas Markets

    Jan 26, 2014 | 14 min
    Travel writer Jeff Titelius has a European travel journal that explores all of his European travels. Jeff provides great insight on European tours, hot spots in Europe and some amazing photos. Recently Jeff got to experience the European Christmas Markets on Viking River Cruises and shares his journey with us. Listen and learn!
  • A Foreign Language Journey, Ellen's Story

    Jan 25, 2014 | 11 min
    On July 2009, Ellen Jovin began a long-term language project. The goal: to learn as much as she could of a bunch of languages spoken around New York City. She accomplished that and shares her language learning journey with us. She also shares some tips on learning different languages. She shares her journey.
  • Fly or Drive Calculator + 9/11 Memorial Museum Sneak Peak

    Jan 24, 2014 | 14 min
    Wondering whether to fly or drive on your next trip? BeFrugal.com has the Fly or Drive Calculator. Find out if its cheaper for you to fly or drive to your next destination. Also, we talk to Anthony Guido, Communications Manager of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The museum is set to open this fall and we got a sneak peak inside!
  • Fall Travel Tips & Travel Insurance

    Sep 21, 2013 | 26 min
    International travel rockstar Mark Murphy joins us to talk about fall travel tips, airline consolidators and Mexico. We speak with industry expert Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy about Costa Concordia and answer your travel insurance questions. Listener call-in line: 888-429-4334
  • Raising Costa Concordia, Cruise Gone Bad

    Sep 16, 2013 | 15 min
    We talk to Adam Coulter, editor for Cruise Critic UK. Adam is in Italy watching them raise the 125,000-ton Costa Concordia. Plus Simon Veness from World of Cruising Magazine gives his thoughts. Listener call-in line 888-429-4334.
  • Planning a Trip to Europe & Train Talk

    Sep 16, 2013 | 26 min
    Scott Lara from Air Sea Travel joins us to talk about cruising during hurricane season and some of his frequently asked questions. Travel writer Sarah Phillips answers a listener question about planning a trip to Europe. We talk train travel with Simon Duval and answer your questions. Listener call-in line:888-429-4334.
  • Staying Fit and Healthy While Traveling

    Sep 11, 2013 | 17 min
    Fitness blogger Meghann Anderson gives us advice on staying fit while traveling, local physcian assistant Ed McDonough gives us a lesson in norovirus and a listener call about cheap airfare. Call-in line 888-429-4334
  • Safe Traveling + Europe Cruise Ports

    Sep 11, 2013 | 18 min
    Staying safe while traveling is important, Nancy Schretter with Family Travel Network gives us some great tips to protect ourselves while traveling. Rick Steves talks to us about his book on Mediterranean cruise ports. Call-in line 888-429-4334.
  • Disney Alaskan Cruise Review

    Sep 11, 2013 | 23 min
    Maritime historian Peter Knego talks about the now-defunct Love Boat, from a once popular TV show to cruise ship graveyard. Plus, a listener gives his review of his Disney Cruise Line's Alaska experience. Call-in line 888-429-4334
  • Travel Safety, Love Boat + Questions

    Sep 11, 2013 | 26 min
    We talk to maritime historian Peter Knego about the Love Boat, Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network about staying safe while on vacation, dining in NYC and a listener question about hotels in NYC. Our listener call-in line: 888-429-4334

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