This Week in Travel – Episode 279

This week’s guest is Chris Christensen. He is the creator of the Amateur Traveler which is an award-winning online travel podcast/blog that focuses primarily on travel destinations. He is also a co-host emeritus for This Week in Travel.

Destinations of the Week

  • Gary: Galapagos islands of North America Haida Gwaii an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. Where the Alaskan panhandle ends. You’ll see the other type of sea lions up there. Very few people know about it or visit the UNESCO world heritage site on the island. SG?ang Gwaay Llanagaay. The last place on earth where you can see original totem poles.  
  • Chris: Paso Robles, CA. The region has matured in my lifetime. 300 different wineries and a distillery trail. The Light Show – Sensorio. They have a field of lights that are driven by solar power. See Chris’s California blog to see pics of it.
  • Jen: Sonora, CA. Columbia, Little Roots, Jamestown.

Picks of the Week

  • Gary –  Project Gutenberg is a collection of public domain books. Free. But my tip is the new site They take the PG titles and they format them so it’s properly formatted with cover art and colorized images. A proper ebook that you’d buy from Amazon but it’s totally free. Hundreds of titles of classic books.  
  • Jen – Rooftop Cinema Club. Locations: Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Tampa, San Diego, New York, London.
  • Chris: Black rapid wonder bundle. It has a tab on the back of your iPhone and a loop through the charging port where you can attach a strap.