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The Voyage Report: where you get the scoop on travel! This podcast introduces listeners to globetrotters, explorers, current travel topics and trends, tips and tricks, and destinations around the world. Subscribe, review, and share to support our original content from our team of journalists. Thank you for listening and visit us at VoyageReport.com. Bon voyage!
 
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The executive director of the FAA's UAS Integration Office shares with Mark tips every traveler needs to know, about how they can use drones, which free apps will help get near-instant approval for flying unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S., and what future changes could affect where we can fly drones on trips and in everyday life.…
 
We're on location from the floor of the 2018 New York Times Travel Show talking about how redeeming award miles can be frustrating and overpriced. Ari Charlestein, co-founder and president of Award Magic, a booking service, reveals which airlines are easiest to redeem miles on, whether redeeming flights for domestic or international flights are the…
 
New tools are transforming the way visually impaired and blind travelers navigate airports and, soon, transit stations of all types. Larry Skutchan of the American Printing House for the Blind helped design the "revolutionary" Indoor Explorer feature and tells us how it works, his incredible background as a computer programmer, and his hopes for th…
 
Following our 'Ask the Captain' and 'Ask a Flight Attendant' episodes, we wanted to pose your questions to an active air traffic controller. So in this episode, San Juan Tower controller Kyrandgel Rios explains his job, what it was like to ride out Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico while at work, how your typical flight works from a…
 
Inspired by the untimely death of her son, Sheryl Hill founded Depart Smart, a non-profit organization committed to preparing travelers for journeys abroad. Sheryl gives our Mark Albert a 10-question Travel Safe Quiz, shares specific tips to stay safe while traveling and how to vet the travel company you're considering using, and provides listeners…
 
We take a look back at 2017: the tips, tricks, and trends for travel and transportation in this year-end review. We re-introduce you to the explorers, adventurers, trend-setters, and top leaders influencing how we travel—by air, sea, rail, and in hotels, and non-traditional lodging. It's our best of 2017 and a look-ahead to 2018. Happy holidays!…
 
We take you to Montenegro and Slovenia, two European gems. Terry Anzur, publisher of the travel website Strangers in the Living Room and a prolific contributor to The Voyage Report, chats about her favorite spots in both countries, reveals where to find Star Wars in Ireland(!) and space geeks in Alabama, and shares priceless tips for travelers of a…
 
We chat with Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst, who looks into his crystal ball for us to predict the future of aviation and lodging. Self-driving jet bridges? Wearables and Earables? How about vastly expanded biometrics? Henry weighs in on all of those and shares the highlights of his trip as a passenger on the last commercial United 747…
 
Technology is transforming the lodging experience around the world. Mark chats with Adam Hollander, co-founder of Hotel Tech Report, the number one ratings and review site for hotel technology. Adam tells us about how tech is changing the industry, what new technology is coming to hotels worldwide, how Airbnb and non-traditional lodgings are forcin…
 
Pittsburgh International Airport is reinventing itself. We chat with the airport's vice president of media relations about the airport rolling out myPITpass to allow visitors who are not flying to go past security, embarking on a $1.1 billion renovation, starting a class for first-time flyers, and ushering in what it calls an era of "air service re…
 
Some travelers aren't just looking for a cool Instagram photo; they want to inspire their soul. Mark chats with Jason Everett, a National Guardsman who engages in civic travel: volunteering or helping to improve the lives of others no matter where one goes. Jason tells us about his recent trip to Cuba with suitcases filled with donated skateboards …
 
James Van Fleet is the chief meteorologist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Mark chats with Jim about this extremely active hurricane season, how he forecasts the weather for one of the world's largest cruise lines, how he helps decide which ships to divert or cancel, why he thinks it's so important to respond to cruisers on social media, and he re…
 
A new documentary called "Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera" uses lots of viral, shocking videos to illustrate the high-stress nature of our aviation system today. Mark chats with the producer director of the program, Chris McMillan, about extreme behavior in airports and on planes caught on camera, whether there are more incidents occurring this…
 
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here! This breathtaking annual display of aerodynamic color and light has become a massive event for travelers, drawing nearly a million people each year. Mark chats with the Fiesta's Tom Garrity about how the Fiesta began, the highlights of this year's show, and tips and tricks to beat the cro…
 
Millions just witnessed the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. Mark chats with Patti Isaacs and her husband, Gauss Rescigno—both eclipse watchers for nearly 40 years—about their reflections and experience seeing the 2017 Eclipse, their lifetime of star chasing, and the lessons we can all learn from gazing at the stars.…
 
It's time to ask a flight attendant! Mark interviews commercial airline flight attendant Mia Herman and asks all the questions you want answered. Mia gives her do's and don't's for passengers, talks about her favorite places, shares stories from her travel blog, and reveals her most memorable moments in the sky.…
 
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