A Love Letter to Haiti with Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

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Long seen as a troubled nation, Haiti isn’t usually on many people’s list of travel destinations. But after 45’s very unsavory comments about the country came to light, we wanted to know: What is Haiti actually like? We sat down with journalist Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, who recently visited Haiti for Port-Au-Prince’s International Jazz Festivaland considered the trip one of the highlights of her life. Rosalind shares all there is to love about Haiti: from its beautiful mountain landscape, to the stunning architecture of the Citadelle, the rich history found in the National Museum of Haiti, to the delights of Haitain cuisine and the warmth of its people. Find out how you can visit the island and, more importantly, why you should fall head-over-heels for it.

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Meet Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, Travel Journalist and Lover of Haiti

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This week’s guest is Rosalind Cumming-Yeates, an award-winning journalist, author and arts critic specializing in travel and culture. Much of Rosalind’s work centers on the Caribbean and she had the privilege to travel last year to Haiti’s Festival International de Jazz de Port-Au-Prince. She considered the trip one of the highlights of her life, an especially poignant assesment after Donald Trump’s unsavory comments about Haiti. Learn more about Rosalind after the jump and listen to the episode on Wednesday to discover why Haiti should be on your travel bucket list.

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New York Times List of 52 Places to Go in 2018

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Here we go again! It’s our third annual review of the New York Times list of 52 Place to Go in 2018. Listen as we rant about where we’ve been, where we’d like to go and how (or how not) to use the list to plan your next travel destination. We also discuss the selection of the Times’ first 52 Places correspondent, Jada Yuan, who was selected from more than 13,000 applicants.

For more information on some of the places covered in the list, check out these past episodes:

Cambodia

Costa Rica

Baja Mexico

Iceland

Disney

New Zealand

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Writing Great Fiction Based on Real Travels with Gina Frangello, Author of A Life in Men

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Chicago writer Gina Frangello, the author of Every Kind of Wanting and A Life in Men (one of our personal faves!), sets her novels in locations around the world, and the theme of travel as self-exploration runs deep. We talk to Gina about how travel affects her as a writer and as a woman, as well as some of techniques she uses to incorporate it into her writing. We also discuss how Gina came from a family who never traveled to someone who explores the markets of Nairobi with her daughters in tow. PS: Have you heard of Bombay Beach, California? Gina talks about her recent trip to the post-apocalyptic beach town with its own dead sea.

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Meet Gina Frangello, Author of Every Kind of Wanting & A Life in Men

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This week’s guest is writer Gina Frangello, the author of Every Kind of Wanting and A Life in Men. Much of Gina’s work takes place in locations around the world, and the theme of travel as self-exploration runs deep throughout her novels.  Learn more about Gina after the jump and listen to the episode on Wednesday to discover how travel affects her as a writer and as a woman, as well as techniques she uses to incorporate travel into her writing.

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2018 Travel Goals and Listener Questions

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It’s back! Our annual episode on 2018 travel goals and resolutions is here. Listeners sent us what they wanted to accomplish, travel-wise, in the coming year and we have tips on how to help them achieve it. We cover (more) budget issues, tell you our favorite savings apps, cheap ways to save on accommodation like housesitting, pet sitting and couch surfing, give you info on workaway options, suggest some road trips routes,  share our secrets for maximizing your vacation days, and tackle destinations like Amsterdam, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, river boat cruises on the Mississippi, New Zealand, Guadalupe, Argentina, Alaska, the Finger Lakes Region, Turkey, Montreal and much more! Plus, we share our own travel plans for the year ahead.

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S3E7: Traveling in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Land of Enchantment or Land of Entrapment? New Mexico is one of the most beautiful states in the country and its capital, Santa Fe, is buzzing with one of the nation’s largest art scene, breathtaking scenery and rich history. We discuss everything there is to love about Santa Fe including hard-to-describe Meow Wolf, the monastic experience of Ojo Caliente spa, the Native American resistance in Taos Pueblo, the non-existent nightlife, and more!

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