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Revenge Travel: What is it and will it be a thing post-pandemic?



A leaping lion, dramatic ice rescues, and travel reporter Dayvee Sutton updates us on current U.S. travel restrictions and tells us about 'Revenge Travel.'


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First Stop:

The Hotel Sarovar Portico in Junagadh, India had an unexpected visitor during the early morning hours of February 8 -- a lion. This India Times article shares the CCTV footage and discusses why lion sightings are on the rise in the city.


What kinds of wild animals have you seen in your city?


Next Stop:

The pandemic picture is constantly changing. That's especially true in the U.S., since pandemic responses and travel advisories are largely handled by each individual state. So we invited travel writer and national travel experience correspondent Dayvee Sutton to help us sort through the ever-changing advice and advisories.


She spoke with Joe about new COVID testing requirements for all travelers arriving in the U.S., where to find State Department travel advisories and updates and the necessity of checking each state health department for advice. The information in this episode was accurate when it was recorded. But we all recommend that you do your own research, as the situation is fluid.


They also discussed the concept of "revenge travel," which experts say could result from pent up travel demand as consumers finally have the freedom (and funds) to leave lockdown. Follow Dayvee on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or get your travel fix by checking out her videos on YouTube.


What "revenge travel" trips are you planning?

When will you feel safe traveling?

Where in the U.S. do you want to visit next?


Postcard:

It's been a rough month for ice fishing the U.S. Midwest. The U.S. Coast Guard and several other agencies saved 66 anglers from a drifting ice floe in Wisconsin during a dramatic four hour rescue. A few days later in Duluth, Minnesota, firefighters and first responders saved another 26 stranded anglers from an ice floe on Lake Superior when the exact same thing happened.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that Great Lakes ice coverage is down due to climate change. The Department of Natural Resources in Alicia's home state of Minnesota has a handy ice thickness chart to help you figure out what's safe.


Have you tried any of the winter activities (ice fishing, sledding, snow forts, snowball fights) that we mentioned in this episode?


Most importantly, do you think a snowball to the face is acceptable/inevitable in a snowball fight? Or is that just rude? Discuss.


If you like snowball fights, you might also like this episode about a massive Spanish snowball fight.






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