This Week In Travel – Episode 137

This week’s guest is Gary Bembridge, from Tips for Travelers and Travel Blogger’s Podcast. I wasn’t able to log on this week due to a crappy hotel internet connection in Jordan. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Letter alleges captain diverted plane because family complained about in-flight film TSA delays knives on flights policy …

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Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

From the World Heritage inscription: The importance of Diocletian’s Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, starting in the Roman period, which form the very tissue of old Split. The palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural buildings on …

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Ignorance, Fear and Travel

As I travel around the world I get to talk to a wide range of people. As you would expect, many of them have some affiliation with the travel and tourism industry. I speak to tour guides, representatives of national tour boards, waitresses, hotel managers and even the cleaning staff. One questions I always ask …

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Stari Grad Plain

From the World Heritage inscription: Stari Grad Plain represents a comprehensive system of land use and agricultural colonization by the Greeks, in the 4th century BC. Its land organization system, based on geometrical parcels with dry stone wall boundaries (chora), is exemplary. This system was completed from the very first by a rainwater recovery system …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 136

Myself, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest Robert Reid from ReidOnTravel.com (recently retired from Lonely Planet). I was on a shoddy internet connection in Croatia so I wasn’t as fully engaged. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Pay As You Weigh Samoa Air First airline to charge more for …

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Historic City of Trogir

From the World Heritage inscription: Trogir is an excellent example of a medieval town built on and conforming with the layout of a Hellenistic and Roman city that has conserved its urban fabric to an exceptional degree and with the minimum of modern interventions, in which the trajectory of social and cultural development is clearly …

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The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik

From the World Heritage inscription: The Cathedral of Šibenik is the fruitful outcome of considerable interchanges of influences between the three culturally different regions of northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. These interchanges created the conditions for unique and outstanding solutions to the technical and structural problems of constructing the …

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