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Our Weekly Travel Podcasts: Reopening Beaches, Orlando, and Vegas

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

With Memorial Day behind us, you might be dreaming of beaches—and you're not alone. Cohosts Pauline Frommer and Jason Cochran recall some of their favorite travel experiences involving sun and sand in places like French Polynesia (pictured above) and Rio de Janeiro, and listeners dial in to share their own coastal memories of paradises from Hawaii to Antigua, the Caribbean isle said to have a beach for every day of the year.

The episode is not just an exercise in nostalgia, though. Jason goes over some new regulations adopted at beaches across the globe in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and considers whether testing requirements for entry to certain Caribbean nations are too stringent for Americans to follow. 

Also up for discussion: developments in air travel and reopening plans released by Universal Orlando Resort and Las Vegas casinos

On our other show, Pauline continues her series of interviews with noteworthy travel writers, chatting this week with Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

A past writer of Frommer's guidebooks, Schultz details the origins of her best-selling bible of bucket lists, reveals whether she has visited all 1,000 recommended places yet, and describes how the recently released "deluxe edition" of the book upgrades previous versions. 

Schultz also recounts pre-pandemic trips to Southeast Asia and Spain's Camino de Santiago, and argues for putting the American Southwest at the "tippity-top" of your must-see list.

And she knows a thing or two about assembling a must-see list.

To stream past episodes or subscribe to either show, visit our podcast page.