Sunday, May 14, 2006

Geography Travel News - Moms, Warnings, US Arrivals. Tea & Dubai

This is a Geography for Travelers Podcast related post (click on the title above to download the .mp3 file)

Today is Mother's Day here in the US and I start with a story about the Best and Worst Countries in the world to be a mother today. Not really tourism, but the list of worst countries turn out to be mostly in Africa, which is also where half of the countries are located that are on the current list of Travel Warnings on the US State Department's website. Columbia is also on that list, but it is also on the Lonely Planet's list of Hot Destination for 2006. I then talk about the US State Department's recent Hurricane warning for travelers to the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast, and the recently released international arrival statistics for US States and Cities. The last two items discuss agritourism at the last tea plantation in the US, and Dubai's plan to build the world's larges airport, along with a massive new city. Finally, I discuss the geography implication of these varied news items.

Length: 23min, 29sec
Promo: TravelCommons podcast

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