In this episode of Talking Travel, we go to Iceland. The north Atlantic island nation has been ravaged by the recent global economic troubles, and it’s got a volcano, pictured, which is currently threatening one of the country’s most well-known glaciers. But we focus in on the Parliament’s recent decision to ban striptease clubs. Take a listen, and we’ll take you there with the help of Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid and Tom Hall.
With summer approaching, that can mean only one thing: vacation. And for many, vacation plans could include an overseas trip. If you’re headed abroad, it might pay to watch those exchange rates. In this episode of Talking Travel, Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid and Tom Hall talk about the pros and cons of letting those rates dictate your travel plans. (Photo: Mattes via Wikipedia)
In this episode of our regular travel podcast, we start with the question: what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while traveling? Robert Reid and Tom Hall from Lonely Planet weigh in with “duck embryo” and “guinea pig” respectively. Yes, leaving your culinary comfort zone can expand your mind and your stomach, and potentially challenge both your digestion and your ethics. Take a listen to our podcast, and then share your own foodie adventure below in the comments!
Now that the Winter Olympics are over, sports fans the world over are turning their attention to South Africa, and this summer’s soccer blow-out, the 2010 World Cup. In this episode of Talking Travel, Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid and Tom Hall assess South Africa’s readiness to host soccer’s premiere event, and about the unique prism that sports provide for tourism in general.
You never know where your next great meal might come from. This might look like an unassuming dry cleaners in Barcelona. But it hides a delicious secret: a restaurant in the back that is quickly becoming the talk of the town. In this episode of our Talking Travel podcast with Lonely Planet, we chat about “underground dining.” That, plus a discussion on whether a virtual Trans-Siberian Railway can live up to the real thing.
In this episode of Talking Travel, we talk about the heavy rains and flooding that have threatened the lives and livelihoods of those living in the shadow of Machu Picchu in Peru. Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid and Tom Hall assess the short-term and long-term damage to Peru’s tourism industry, and offer listeners some alternate spots to take in South America’s ancient ruins. Hosted by The World’s Clark Boyd. Photo: Martin St-Amant – Wikipedia
In this episode of Talking Travel, we talk about Haiti’s past, present and future as a tourist destination. Lonely Planet Haiti guide author Paul Clammer talks about just how much the earthquake has affected the country’s status as an up-and-coming tourist destination, and what role tourism might play in the recovery. (Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Episode four of Talking Travel explores the confusion surrounding the new regulations for air travelers in the wake of the attempt to bring down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. We also explore the cities chosen by Lonely Planet readers as the world’s worst. Wolverhampton, England anyone? Tom Hall and Robert Reid also share stories from their holiday sojourns.
Pity the poor delegates to the Climate Conference in Copenhagen. They’re all stuck inside that conference hall. That’s too bad, because Copenhagen and Denmark have a lot to offer a tourist. In our Talking Travel podcast with Lonely Planet, we’ll tell you about some of those tourist spots. We’ll also discuss holiday travel, which sometimes, as you’ll hear, involves spiders in Burma. (Photo: Christer Frederiksson for Lonely Planet)
In our second news and travel podcast, The World and Lonely Planet take you to a country that’s only 90 miles from the United States, and yet is off limits to most Americans. That’s right, Cuba. You’ll hear about efforts to lift a decades-long ban on American travel to Cuba. And, you’ll hear what most US citizens are missing out on by not being able to explore the island. (Photo by Rachel Lewis for Lonely Planet)
The World has teamed up with travel publisher Lonely Planet to bring you a new audio podcast. The idea is to find interesting intersections between news and travel. Clark Boyd from The World will bring the news, and Robert Reid and Tom Hall from Lonely Planet will bring the travel. In our first episode, we tackle American hikers in Iran, and nostalgia tourism in what was once East Berlin.