This Week in Travel #17 – This episode is brought to you by Hilton….Spud Hilton

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This Week’s Guests: Spud Hilton, travel editor of The San Francisco Chronicle

Topics Discussed This Week:

  • Oasis of the Seas sets sail
  • City Center opens in Vegas
  • Delta Finally Refunds Man Who Tracked Down And Got Prosecuted Baggage Handler Who Stole His Camera

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Spud Hilton’s Bio: Spud Hilton is Travel Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle and writer for the section’s blog, Bad Latitude. He is a 20-year journalist and a late-blooming traveler who, in 9 years with the Travel section has written about, reported on and been hopelessly lost on five continents. His attempts to defy the expectations of places — from Havana’s back alleys to Genoa’s cathedrals to the floor of a hippie bus in Modesto — have earned three Lowell Thomas Awards. His stories have appeared in more than 60 newspapers in North America, several of which are still publishing. He lives with his wife, Ann, in San Francisco and plays cornet in an early New Orleans-style jazz band.

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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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Thanks for the positive mention of Matador U!



no problem, I have enjoyed it

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