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Passport News from the State Department
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Ian and Tonya welcome back the State Departments Michelle Bond to the program. Shell fill you in on the new passport cards, and will let you know the ways the State Department can help you during your trips abroad. Plus Pauline Frommer shares some great budget traveling secrets.
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International Travel Info
Michelle Bond from the State Department has some good news - theyre past the passport crunch. Shell update you on the processing time for your passport, explain what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is, and tell you all about the new US Passport Cards. Plus - Ian has news on an exciting partnership between two of the bigger budget airline carriers.
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State Department Advice on Traveling Abroad
More with the State Departments Michelle Bond, including what the State Department does for those traveling abroad, what the ACS is & what it can do for you and why you should register with an American Embassy before you travel abroad. Plus some safety and security tips.
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Sports Travel
February is a big sports month, and Ian has info on some resources available so you can plan a trip around your favorite sporting event, whether its the NBA All Star Game in New Orleans, or Spring Training in Florida or Arizona.
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Pauline Frommers Budget Travel Tips
Budget travel guru Pauline Frommer joins Ian and Tonya, and she has some information that could save you big bucks next time you take a trip. Find out why you should watch out for hidden fees at hotels or avoid hotels altogether. Plus some new discount airfare websites you should check out, and some unusual experiences that will take you beyond the typical tourist track.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer began her career in the travel biz at the age of four months accompanying her guidebook-writing parents, Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur to Europe. Since then, she helped found and edit, edited the travel section of, and contributed articles to the Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Marie Claire and Budget Travel Magazine (where she was also a contributing editor). She appears frequently on MSNBC, CNN, CNN's Headline News, and every local news show you can name.

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