Category: USA

Miami – Travel Show

Miami This week’s show features Miami. My guest Guillaume Post will tell us all about this city. One tip details a cheaper flight to Fort Lauderdale from Gatwick. We will also find out about the various beaches and areas, as well as finding out of it is a family friendly destination. Fancy shopping? then why not try here instead of New York? As always I struggle to pronounce certain words, so listen out for those too. For more information visit the Tourist Office website...

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Washington State – Travel Show

Washington State This show is a special on Washington State, in the USA. I guess most people you are too young to remember Mount St Helens erupting only know this part of the USA because they have seen Twilight. There is more to the state than rain and sulky teenagers, as you will discover by listening to my podcast. My guest is Guillaume Post, from First Public Relations, who represents this part of the USA in the UK. He tells us how to get there, how to get around and what to see and do. So if you want...

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Travel Show – Harley Davidson and London Helicopter Tours

Harley Davison Motorcycles My guests this week have different modes of transport, but I believe that the experiences from using both of them are quite similar. My first two guests were recorded at the World Travel Market in London. Lisa Remby talks about the history of Harley Davidson motorcycles (and the museum), while Trevor Barton explains the various Harley Davidson touring holidays on offer. London Helicopter Chris Mann, from London Helicopter, tells us his favourite part of flying along the Thames and the different flights on offer. There is a packed travel news section including stories about a passenger trying to open the emergency door and a trial of a new liquid testing machine at airports. All on the John Guinn Travel Show, where every week I’m checking it out before you check in....

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Travel Show – Illinois

What is the capital city of Illinois? If I was to ask you what the capital of Illinois is, what would be your answer? Check if you are correct by listening to this week’s show. My guest is Baha Green from the UK office for the Illinois tourist department. Baha explains what we can see and do while on a trip there. And also tells us the capital of Illinois. For more info visit www.enjoyillinois.com and www.discoverillinois.org Thelma and Louise Also I have a feature on www.thelmaandlouise.com. This is a website for women to find travel companions or travel ideas. After speaking to Christine who is one of the website’s founders, there seems to be some partying too. That’s all on the John Guinn Travel Show, where each week I’m checking it out before you check in....

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San Francisco Tour Guide’s Last Day Racist Rant

Sometimes people go too far on their last day at work. A tour firm in San Francisco has had to issue a public apology after a last day, racist, expletive-filled rant by a tour guide against Chinatown. This act was caught on camera and is now on YouTube, which now has nearly 1 million views. http://youtu.be/0eMNeMOTwdg Be warned the language is quite bad. “On behalf of City Sightseeing San Francisco, I deeply apologize to the residents of Chinatown and San Francisco for the conduct of a former employee,” said City Sightseeing CEO Christian Watts. “Due to this unfortunate incident, we have added additional training processes to ensure that each tour is up to our rigorous standard.”  ...

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John Guinn Travel Show (Travel Health) – 25th Aug 2014

Travel Health The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is causing concern, but each year there are health concerns around the World. In the UK these are monitored by The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). As well as diseases NaTHNaC also looks into other health issues for travellers from the UK. What are they? I speak to Dr Dipti Patel to find out. Viva Las Vegas I’m sure everyone knows what there is to see and do at Las Vegas, but what about the city’s home State, Nevada? I chat with Leanne Gosford, who represents both destinations in their London Office, to see what Nevada has to offer, as well as looking into the attractions in Las Vegas. Drive through wedding anyone? Travel News In the travel news section I mention the latest volcanic ash scare and travel insurance. To prove that I don’t just throw this show together, the final story is about a holidaymaker who took his tour operator to court after he suffered health problems after a trip to Cuba. That’s all coming up on this week’s John Guinn Travel Show podcast, where each week I’m ‘checking it out before you check in’....

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John Guinn Travel Show (The Traveling Chimps) – 4th August 2014

Have you ever thought about selling up and just travelling? I guess most people do, especially after returning from a great holiday. However the little negative voice always stops us from doing it. Not so for Andrea, CJ, Jack and Tess, who are collectively the Traveling Chimps. They are travelling across the USA house and pet sitting. This week I chat with CJ and Andrea to find out why they are doing this and how. Also, you’ve hired a car, but you’ve misplaced the photocard part of  your driving licence. What can you do? Find out by listening to this week’s Travel Show podcast, where I’ll be checking it out – before you check in....

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John Guinn Travel Show (Alaska) – 23rd June 2014

This week’s show is a special on Alaska. I chat to Jesse Carlstrom who represents the tourist department there. Did you know that Alaska is the northern most state in the USA. Of course you did, but did you know that as well as being the most western state, it is also the most eastern state too?   Listen to the John Guinn Travel Show (Alaska) – 23rd June...

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John Guinn Travel Show (USA Special) – 16th June 2014

I start the show with my take on the current ‘passport crisis’, which is just as easy to predict as rain on a Bank Holiday Monday. Then Jo from the South Carolina Tourist Office in London talks about visiting this part of the USA. This could be an alternative destination for those who usually would go to my second destination of the week, Florida. I have a Skype call with Will who represents Visit Florida. Of course there is some travel news as well. Listen to the John Guinn Travel Show (USA Special) – 16th June...

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John Guinn Travel Show – 20th January 2014

Why is Chicago know as the ‘Windy City’, and what should you do before your flight home? Find out, along with what you should see and do when I speak to Sam Hancock from Choose Chicago’s London office. My other guest is award winning blogger Rebecca Enright. Rebecca’s blog – BackpackerBecki – recently won an award at the British Travel Press Awards. Rebecca talks about her blog, why it was started and her future plans. Listen to the John Guinn Travel Show – 20th January 2014 Websites from this show To follow BackpackerBeckiwww.backpackerbecki.comwww.facebook.com/backpackerbeckiTwitter @backpackerbecki Chicagowww.choosechicago.comContact Sam Hancock 0207 367 0977...

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John Guinn Travel Show – 23rd December 2013

My guest is Namishas from the London office of the Hawaii Tourist Board. Namishas tells us all we need to know about these remote islands. Also, I have a review of some of the big travel stories from 2013 and I offer advice on using the internet to research the best destination for your next trip (which will probably be Hawaii ) Listen to the John Guinn Travel Show -23rd December...

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