Howard shares publicly for the first time his crazy twisted story involving a detached retina, JohnnyJet, and Viking Cruises on “This Week in Travel” podcast #196 with Chris Christensen.
It was an honor to join host Chris Christensen and five fellow travel writers, photographers, and social media influencers on Episode #196 of the “This Week in Travel” podcast. “This Week in Travel” is a semi-weekly podcast co-hosted by Chris with colleagues Gary Arndt and Jen Leo.
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Joining Howard in this episode are:
Photographer Mary Quincy @mary_quincy on Instagram
Michelle Winner from Culinary Traveler
Travel writer Ramsey Qubein
Although I have done newspaper and digital media interviews in the past, this was my first experience doing a live audio interview with such a broad reach and audience. I already knew Chris from my iTunes subscriptions to his podcasts. Listening while on the road or walking the park in the past, I never dreamed I would one day appear on his show.
To be candid, I had a few butterflies at first, but Chris soon disarmed me with his congenial professionalism and experience in the art of podcasting.
Our interview was dynamic and conversational, jumping from person to person, as participants intermittently entered or left the room. For my part, Chris began by asking me to introduce myself and share how I got started blogging at Backroad Planet two years ago. Later in the interview, he asked me to tell the bizarre tale of my detached retina, JohnnyJet, and Viking Cruises. Near the end of the show we all shared our tips for beginning travel bloggers and travelers in general.
I learned a few things myself from Mary Jo, Mary, Michelle, Ramsey, and Johnny during the lively repartee on topics ranging from photography to wine, relaxing, airline loyalty programs, being nice, and our favorite topic of all . . . travel.
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