This Week in Travel – Episode 260

This week Chris Christensen, Jen Leo, and I are joined by this week’s guests Earl Bridges and Craig Martin, long time philanthropy veterans, globetrotters, and best friends are co-hosts of the new PBS Travel Series THE GOOD ROAD.  In this new series, they trek around the world to meet people who are making a difference. Eric and Chris are also co-hosts of the podcast PHI·LAN·THRO·POL·O·GY.

This Week’s News

  • 79-year old flight attendant fired, sues Delta
  • Beijing’s Forbidden City to be closed to tourists amid virus outbreak: People’s Daily
  • Shanghai Disney Shut Down Over Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Most bizarre travel insurance claims of 2019

Picks of the week

  • Chris – Volunteer Lonely Planet Book
  • Chris – The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook (Traveler’s Handbooks)
  • Earl – Connect to Delta Sky Miles and Lyft for 2x points when traveling to the airport.
  • Craig – Hire long-tail boat driver in Phuket, boat to yourself to tour islands for a low cost.
  • Jen – Disneyland App – Rise reservation advice & mobile food order gamechanger
  • Gary – Fast Break Budget Car Rental + Amazon = discount car rentals (10-20% off deals), Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. You can subscribe to Door Dash (Dash Pass) get FREE food deliveries by having CSR credit card. CSR + Lyft Pink (10x points for what you spend on Lyft)