The Travel Guys

The Travel Guys

Hosted by Mark Hoffmann and Tom Romano. The show airs EVERY Sunday, from 3-4pm on News 93.1 KFBK in Sacramento, CA.... Show More

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October 18, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, you can visit Hawaii again. But, there are a few hoops you have to jump through. You need a negative Covid test, within 72 hours of departure. Two islands have additional optional testing provisions. You can find all the info here. Jet Blue brings back the Big Apple non-stops and we tell you one of the safest places you can be while traveling during Covid. Clue: On an airplane, if, and it’s a big if, if e...
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October 11, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, Hawaii “thinks” it has a plan to welcome visitors without a two-week quarantine. They’ve been working on it for a long time. For details, click here. Hilton pilots are new plan for remote workers, “day use” rooms. Consumer confidence in travel is coming back, but our governor says it’s not time to open Disneyland and other major theme parks. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we have a little fun by sharing wit...
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September 27, 2020 44 min
In the Travel News, you plan head to Hawaii again, starting October 15, but Covid testing will be mandatory. United and Hawaiian have announced on site testing at SFO only to start. United’s instant test will be $250, Hawaiian’s is priced at $150. In Honolulu, drive through testing will be offered, and both airlines offer a less expensive non-instant testing option. Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks have reopened as the smoke ...
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September 20, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, travelers desperate to go ANYWHERE are scooping up flights to NOWHERE, we tell you why it’s pretty hard to get COVID while flying and the airlines are all holding their collective breaths, hoping for more taxpayer money to avoid major layoffs. Our Smarter Traveler segment features information on what to buy and what NOT to buy: Why you should buy your holiday air tickets now, and why you should never buy jewelry...
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September 13, 2020 21 min
In theTravel News, MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has a package to entice you to move your home office work into an MGM hotel room, at a pretty reasonable price. There’s an updated travel warning involving Mexico and Holland America is putting five ships on European itineraries in 2021. We make you a Smarter Traveler by discussing COVID courtesy. What’s appropriate has changed a bit, especially true if you are one of the few on the roa...
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September 6, 2020 45 min
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August 30, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, a new 15-minute COVID test appears to be on its way to the market, and if so it would be a game changer for sure. Developed by Abbott Laboratories, it would allow on-the-spot testing for travelers. Cruise lines are already hedging their bets into 2021 with cancellations, and American Airlines touts a brand new corona virus disinfectant, but chemical experts are questioning its quick approval. We also have the...
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August 23, 2020 44 min
In the Travel News, Delta says they will block the middle seats on their aircraft until the 1st of the year. In addition, they will keep smaller, regional aircraft (which do not have middle seats) to 2/3 capacity. Expect some others to follow. Some resort destinations are considering “bubbles,” where you do not leave the resort during your entire stay. Hawaii is on the list. Our Smarter Traveler segment covers both the humorous...
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August 16, 2020 43 min
In the travel news, the national parks are going to get a much needed makeover as the president signs a bill to provide nearly $10 billion in needed repairs and updates. And cruise lines push back their reopening plans once again. Updates next in the news… Our Smarter Traveler segment talks about the new twist to the covered face situation. Some coverings are not really effective and many airlines and soon airports are banning t...
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August 9, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, Disney is cutting the hours on its reopened parks in Florida, a Hyatt Hotel asks its guest for donations for keep the hotel afloat, and a survey shows how much flyers would pay to keep the middle seat open….just a warning to be careful what you wish for… In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark recaps a week-long road trip and comments on the behavior of travelers, good and bad. Carol Pucci is our Seattle check-in ...
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August 2, 2020 44 min
In the travel news, Hawaii is on the verge of creating a travel bubble….with Japan? It appears a significant number of people seeking refunds from the cruise lines for COVID-cancelled trips are having a hard time getting their money. The spectacle in the Nevada desert known as Burning Man won’t be held this summer, but a report on last summer’s gathering gives the clean up crews and participants high marks. How are vacation rental...
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July 26, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, Southwest says they will block middle seats through October; there will be no camel or ostrich races in Virginia City this year; and beware of the bears in Lassen National Park. In our Smarter Traveler segment, tips on doing laundry on the road. Not an exciting subject, but if you run out of an essential garment or two away from home, we might have an idea or two to help you out. One of our most popular feature...
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July 19, 2020 44 min
In the Travel News, cruise ships are reducing the size of their fleets as the “no cruise” date is extended; and it’s a bad week for parades, as the Rose and the Mummer’s annual festivities are both cancelled, and visitors planning on heading to Hawaii anytime soon are advised to check the ever-changing travel rules. In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark decries the rise in add-on charges in home vacation rentals, including some you...
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July 12, 2020 43 min
In theTravel/Entertainment News, Broadway Sacramento received a wonderful honor from the American Council for the Blind. The Achievement in Audio Description Award was given for outstanding work in providing patrons with vision loss audio descriptions and hands-on tactile pre show presentations at all Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento performances. Congratulations to Richard Lewis and his gang. Catch KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal’s int...
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July 5, 2020 44 min
In the Travel News, the list of places you can’t travel to without a test or a quarantine on arrival is growing. Europeans returned our “don’t come here” policy, by instituting a travel ban for arrivals from the states. Broadway is dark until the first of the year, Cirque du Soleil has applied for bankruptcy protection. The list is getting longer. You check into your hotel and go to your room. The key won’t open the door, so y...
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June 28, 2020 44 min
Washington State is the latest to require travelers to wear a mask, Hawaii announces a date for arrivals to resume and Princess will headquarter two ships in The Golden State next year… In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark asks if it’s ok with you that American and United Airlines are selling your travel and web records for billions of dollars, via loans secured by their frequent flyer programs. And we look info all the concerts...
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June 21, 2020 43 min
Ocean going cruises have been canceled through September 30. Except one cruise line says they are sailing to Alaska in September. Starting September 1st. Except Alaska has a 14-day quarantine. So who is right? Airlines have found a way to get everyone to mask up on board. No mask, you don’t fly. Not just today, you don’t fly on that airline again EVER. And it’s working… It’s our outdoors show, as we give you tips on what camp...
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June 14, 2020 43 min
In the Travel News, Hawaii extends their 14 day arrival quarantine until the end of July, Disneyland will reopen July 17th and we discuss how hotel breakfasts are changing in these “the buffet is gone” virus days. Mark made a trip to Seattle this past week, to scout tour destinations and restaurants. He shares some tips if you are thinking of traveling soon, as in take more than one mask and some other things you might not have th...
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June 7, 2020 44 min
In the Travel News, Delta Airlines says they will guarantee a blocked middle seat through September, and Alaska keeps changing its mind about how to handle COVID and tourism arrivals in a state having a summer without cruise ships. Speaking of states making traveler arrival decisions, Hawaii is trying to decide when to open for business. Our guests, the hosts of www.beatofhawaii.com, share their insights and tell us about their fa...
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May 24, 2020 37 min
In the Travel News, restaurants and tourism attractions are opening all over the country, and some of us hold our collective breaths. Las Vegas casinos are rolling the dice, and we get an update on when the lights might be back on Broadway. The TSA has made some changes to how you’ll pass through security at the airport. No more handing your boarding pass to the TSA staff, among other changes. But missing from the new security l...
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