This Week in Travel #73 – The Travel Blog Game

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This week’s guests are Sheila Scarborough of Sheila’s Guide To The Good Stuff and Tourism Currents.

Sheila Scarborough

Sheila Scarborough

and Jessica Spiegel of Bootsnall and

Jessica Spiegel

Jessica Spiegel

This week’s news:

  • Top 10 most-ordered hotel movies in 2010
  • Hottest Flight Attendants: Virgin Atlantic Tops In Survey
  • 77-Year-Old Woman Dies After Riding Disney Carousel
  • Travel: ‘Sesame Street’ creates new museum near D.C.
  • Travel Blog: The Game
  • Sarkozy Asks Ministers To Take Vacation In France
  • Talk on Egypt
  • Manila police accused of tourist scam
  • Tourism Currents

Picks of the Week:

  • Jen – Houston to London, $421 round trip
  • Sheila – Outrigger Hotels
  • Jessica –
  • Chris – My Shot Lists iPhone App
  • Gary – Zip Line, Toro Verde
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by Chris Christensen

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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[…] was on this past week as a guest for Episode #73 The Travel Blog Game, and hosts Chris Christensen, Gary Arndt and Jen Leo plus my fellow guest Jessica Spiegel were all […]

Fernando B. Corrada


I am planning a trip to Spain, Portugal and possibly Morocco. In Spain we would visit Madrid, Barcelona, Andalucia, Seville and Valencia. In Portugal we plan to visit Lisbon but we are not sure which other cities we should visit. The visit to Morocco will hinge on the political situation at the time. We are not sure where else to go in Morocco. I will be travelling with my wife and our two kids (19 & 20) sometime in Dec 2011. We enjoy the outdoors, museums and good but not expensive food. We like to visit the places where many locals eat.We would like to travel by train most of the time but may rent a car if necessary. Our trip should be about 14-20 days. Thank you in advance for your advise.

Rachel Patterson


Hi Chris,

First of all I wanted to say I’m really enjoying going through your podcast archive; I really enjoy both Amateur Traveler and This Week in Travel. It really livens up my days of data entry temping.

I wanted to post on this episode in particular because I thought you, and anyone else listening to this podcast, might be interested to know that National Harbor, MD (which is where they’re going to build the Sesame Street Museum) is not the same place as the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The National Harbor is actually right across the Potomac from Alexandria, VA so it is only a few miles from DC. It is a fairly new place with a lot of things still in development. As a resident of DC, I haven’t yet made it there, but I want to go at least to see the cool and sort of creepy statue, The Awakening.


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