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This Week in Travel


Mar 5, 2021

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt and Jen Leo.
 
CO-HOST EMERITUS:  
Chris is the host of the Amateur Traveler which is an award-winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. In 2014, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards. 
 
He has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor's New Initiatives group and was the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies including eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV, and American Express. 
 
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This Week’s News:
 
U.S. Optimism About COVID-19 Situation Reaches New High

https://news.gallup.com/poll/331832/optimism-covid-situation-reaches-new-high.aspx

 
California says Disneyland and other amusement parks can reopen April 1

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-amusement-parks-california-reopening/index.html

 
Royal Caribbean will offer a 'fully vaccinated' cruise with sailings starting in Israel
 
 
Picks of the week:
 
Gary – Mac Book Air M1 https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/
Chris – California - all of it, back up your computer!

Find Gary: Everything-everywhere.com 
Jen: @jenleo, @bitucriousmom