Bad Vacations – Bad Hotels – Travel Nightmares – Episode 9

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The Amateur Traveler tells stories about bad hotels and vacation disasters. Every stayed above a German beer hall… during a holiday celebration? Ever walk into a hotel room only to find other people already sleeping there?

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CNN Money – Delta Air Lines files for bankruptcy [and Northwest] – Delta, NWA in Chapter 11: What should you do with your miles?
Washington Post – Judge OKs US Airways’ Chapter 11 Plan
USA Today – Carnival leases ships to FEMA, charges higher rates to customers

Show Notes

Island of Kos
Neuschwanstein Castle
Expo 86
Fritzlar, Germany

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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