A Special Annual Holiday Project in Santa Claus, Indiana
A thank you cake sent to the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon as their 45 year run in San Francisco
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On the Sunday, December 22nd edition of The Travel Guys:
* In the Travel News, Carnival says you cannot wear offensive apparel on board its ships any longer; and our Sacramento airport offers some tips for holiday travel, including checking Facebook (@SacIntlAirport), Instragram (@Flysmf) and Twitter (@SacIntlAirport) for updates. Remember to allow plenty of time, as parking in some lots will be at a premium. Mark also tells listeners the stories on “juice jacking” at airports are mostly false alarms. At least so far.
* Non-refundable rates on hotel rooms on websites have become the new “basic economy” of accommodations. Yes, the prices are lower. But when you book one of these non-refundable rates, know something. They are non-refundable. Doesn’t matter if you have a medical issue, your wedding or canceled or your cousin passed away. How do you get out of them? Mark has the answer. (Generally, you don’t, but there is one longshot.)
* Reducing our carbon footprint to slow global warming is a topic of importance to many travelers. Consumer Advocate Chris Elliott joins us (www.elliott.org) to talk about first baby steps some major companies are taking to respond.
* The town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is a small, midwestern city. But as you might suspect by its name, it does become a special place every holiday season. We go to Santa Claus to learn about a project the townspeople volunteer for every year, answering children’s letters to Santa Claus.