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Our Travel Podcasts: Camping, Closed Borders, and a Chat with Travel Writer Don George

Each week, Frommer's brings you two fresh podcasts stuffed with travel tips, news, and inspiration.

Recordings are made from our weekly call-in show on WABC in New York and our nationally syndicated radio program. Listen anytime at 

After spending the spring cooped up while on lockdown, a lot of us are ready to spend time in the great outdoors again. Cohosts Pauline Frommer and Jason Cochran gather around the audio campfire to discuss RV rentals, national parks, wildlife encounters, and the topic on every first-time camper's mind: the bathroom situation.

Calls from listeners prompt separate discussions about airlines' pandemic policies and the reopening plans of casinos and European countries

This week's guest on our interview show is veteran travel writer Don George, whose work is collected in his book The Way of Wanderlust

George tells Pauline about how his early experiences in Paris, Athens, and Tokyo "planted the wanderlust seed that kept blossoming," and he shares some of the wisdom he picked up along the way. For instance: When you go to Greece, learn at least enough of the language to endear yourself to small-town matrons because they might feed you homemade baklava.

In a tale about re-creating Japanese cherry blossom season by drinking sake under a blooming cherry tree near his home in Piedmont, California, George supplies an admirable example of approaching travel as a state of mind, even while sheltering in place.

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