The Better Travel Podcast
A weekly show that aims to make sense of the global travel industry, and help you be a smarter, better traveler.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Could Air Someday Power Your Flight? Airlines Are Betting on It.
New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain.
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What's going on with tourism in Venice?
Venice is often described as a classic example of overtourism in Europe. But what's really going on in this famous Italian city? This week, Italian journalist Anna Momigliano joins the show to talk about the history and evolution of tourism in Venice, and to share how visitors can have a positive impact during their stay.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Stockholm Instead of Rome? October Instead of July? How Heat Waves Are Changing Tourism in Europe
Shifts in travel patterns are likely to become more common in Europe, a region that climate researchers describe as a “hot spot” for severe summer heat.
I was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1982. Since leaving the United States in 2008, I've lived in Switzerland, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, Kenya and the French Alps, my current home, where I'm finally growing some roots.
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Latest Newsletter Issues
Where are you off to in 2023?
Travel plans for the year; a biography I can't wait to read; and a deep dive on Bolivia.
Better than space
Finding beauty among the crowds; Iceland's new tourism slogan; the Afghan tour guide who blew me away.
What do we learn by visiting places that are disappearing? Plus: Hong Kong, Spain, and village tourism in India.
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