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What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks.
||CleanA CEO’s Secrets to Better Sleep||Nikki and Mark pick apart some confusing news from the World Health Organization that seemed to declare the Caribbean region free of Zika, and discuss the destinations that you should and shouldn’t worry about visiting. Then Ron Carson, chief executive of Carson Group, offers indispensable tips for getting great sleep in hotel rooms.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Japan Right||Japan is seeing an explosion in overseas visitors. Mark and Nikki share their first-hand tips and tricks if you’re one of the many considering a trip to the country.Then, former Marine, extreme sportsman and motivational speaker Akshay Nanavati stops by to tell some his more harrowing travel stories. Nanavati explains how to keep warm in sub-zero temperatures and offers an unlikely, attention-getting method of banishing jet lag mid-flight.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg||On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Follow along with their attempts, insights and missteps, and maybe find a solution that will work for you.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurtis Stone's Epic Travel Misadventure||Mark and Nikki talk about forbidden travel: the places we’re banned from visiting and why so many people are driven to break the rules. Then celebrity chef Curtis Stone reveals the naked truth about one of his most embarrassing travel stories.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secrets to Traveling Alone||This week fashion entrepreneur Lisa Sun provides a laundry list of tips on how to make sure your China trip goes off without a hitch. Also, Mark and Nikki talk about traveling alone: How to do it safely, how to eat alone without being embarrassed, and one place to avoid when you're solo||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Magic Words For Holiday Travel||Last year, more than 107 million people traveled between December 23 and January 1, or about one third of the country. And the stresses, strains and overload of an America on the move en masse can be a lot to cope with. We're here to help. Mark and Nikki teach you how to hack flight delays, handle the stresses of TSA checkpoints and much more. Next, bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe shares her favorite ornament shopping destinations and the one, very British item she packs for every season.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere's No Right Time To Buy A Flight||The idea that there is a perfect time to buy a flight for the best price is one of the oldest, most-repeated urban myths in travel. On this episode of Travel Genius, hosts Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein banish that rubbish once and for all, and offer some advice that actually will ensure you never overpay for a flight again.Then Kevin Cirilli, Chief Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, shares how he goes from rumpled to camera-ready no matter the length of journey or quick turnaround time.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Points And Miles Game||We’ve all heard seen the viral stories: A scrappy traveler scores a round-the-world trip flying first class, all without a single dollar of cold, hard cash. On this week’s episode of Travel Genius, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood give you the five-point plan that’ll help you master the points and miles game just like those fabled globetrotters. Then, Dateline correspondent Josh Mankiewicz shares his best tips for looking TV-ready after a long flight, and uncovering a city’s best restaurants and coffee shops.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever Check A Bag Again||Keeping yourself insured on the road can be a minefield of red tape – and even then, many policies have strategic gaps in what they will and won’t cover. On this episode of Travel Genius, hosts Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein break down the basics of travel insurance and flag a potential law that could simplify this problem.Then Jessica Nabongo joins the conversation. She’s an Instagram influencer, travel specialist and blogger who is on a mission to become the first black woman to visit every country in the world.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilippe Cousteau’s Rolex||On this episode of Travel Genius, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood look at a few hotspots that have become poster children for over-tourism. Then they chat with a scion of one of the most famous oceangoing families in the world: Philippe Cousteau.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy TV Host Samantha Brown Recommends Eating Off Ironing Boards||Our first episode of Travel Genius dives deep into a new phenomenon: teenage travel planners. We discuss how companies are thinking about the best ways to keep teens engaged and excited on the road. Then Samantha Brown, host of PBS’ “Samantha Brown's Places to Love,” explains the most delicious ways to learn local vocabulary abroad, the secrets of surviving long flights with young kids, and, perhaps best of all, what it takes to stop a pilot from leaving the airport without you—even after the plane has left the gate.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg||What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Bloomberg's new podcast Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks. Listen weekly, and even your work trips will go from a necessary evil to an expert art form. Travel Genius launches Nov. 14.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great travel tips
Great hosts, nice energy, very useful tips. Love this potcast
High energy, super useful
As someone who loves travel but doesn’t necessarily consider themselves good at it, I find this kind of thing to be really fun and handy. Who doesn’t love a hack or ten?
The hosts have such great energy!