Frequent-fliers miles are notoriously hard to redeem, so the airlines are coming up with creative ways for you to spend your miles. Scott McCartney tells us about these new methods, including a way you can gamble with your miles.
The tsunami that hit the coast of Japan has brought new awareness to the need for tsunami preparedness along the Northwestern coast. Chad Sweet from the Sandsurf Resort tells us how his property is planning for a tsunami along the Oregon Coast.
And, professional nomad Derek “Earl” Baron talks about traveling to countries despite U.S. State Department travel advisories and living to tell the tale.
You can hear all these stories and more on Saturday, March 26, when Peter broadcasts his radio show from theBreezes Bahamas in Nassau.
Featured guests include:
- Scott McCartney, “Middle Seat” columnist for The Wall Street Journal, talking about how ways to redeem your frequent-flier miles, including gambling in Vegas;
- Dr. D. Gail Saunders, Director-General of Heritage for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, speaking about the history of the Bahamian people from the native Lucayans to the English settlers and enslaved Africans;
- Chad Sweet, resort director at Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, describing the damage from tsunami waves on the Oregon coast and the state’s tsunami evacuation plan;
- Chris Justilien, music lecturer at The College of The Bahamas and founding member of Colours, telling us about Bahamian music and the origins of the Junkanoo street sound;
- Terry Maxon, aviation writer for The Dallas Morning News, discussing why aviation authorities have not put restrictions on Japanese flights;
- Antonius Roberts, Bahamas sculpture artist, chatting about his art and the unusual places you can see his sculptures on the island;
- Derek “Earl” Baron, permanent nomad and founder of WanderingEarl.com, encouraging us to think again about visiting countries with travel advisories;
- Romeo Farrington, legendary Bahamas taxi driver and movie extra, reminiscing about his life as a champion cyclist and telling us where to get local flavor on the island;
- George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com, giving us insider advice on getting a deal on airfare;
- Arlene Nash Ferguson, co-founder and director of Educulture Bahamas, sharing the history of Junkanoo street parades and the work of her organization to preserve their legacy;
- Christopher Chea, chef and owner of Chea’s Corner Bistro, dishing on his menu and the food of the Bahamas.
As always, Peter will be taking your calls and answering your travel problems on the air! Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email email@example.com. (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line.)
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