May 14, 2021
SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Christensen
Chris Christensen 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.
See Chris and Gary’s photos of the Galapagos!
Photos on Amateur Traveler
Photos on Everything Everywhere
Gary: If you’re flying into Quito, move
on quickly to Guayaquil on the coast or plan
for some extra time there in Quito. It’s 9000 feet so you’ll want
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. SG̱ang 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. https://sensoriopaso.com/
Jen: Sonora, CA. Columbia, Little Roots,
: up to 1500 satellites.
Just partnered with Google. Expanding ground stations at the Google
Data Centers. Australia, NZ, many countries in Europe. Third
generation satellite launching soon. It will make it possible to
use Starlink on ships. https://www.starlink.com/
Travel tips of the week:
– Project Gutenberg is a
collection of public domain books. Free. But my tip is the new
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