Program 329: Sorrento; A Pilot's Advice; Open Phones: Fun at Any Age

Release Date: 06-22-2013


Guides from Sorrento explain how their cliffside city is an easy hop to historical and scenic adventures, and also a great place to relax with a chilled glass of homemade limoncello. We'll also get a commercial pilot's perspective on the airline industry with tips for enjoying your next flight. Finally, Rick checks in with listeners "of a certain age" who have fun travel reports to share.


  • Tour guides Ann Long and Aldo Valerio, based near Sorrento, Italy
  • Commercial pilot Patrick Smith, author of "Cockpit Confidential" (Sourcebooks)

Related Links

  • Rick writes about the highlights in Sorrento, Naples, and along Italy's scenic Amalfi Coast.
  • Patrick Smith's "Ask the Pilot" website includes a link to his latest book, "Cockpit Confidential," and a Q and A forum for flight information.
  • The Wainwright Society organizes information for planning a personalized "Coast to Coast" Walk in England, based on the writing of the late Alfred Wainwright and his "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells."
  • says it is the world's largest database of hostel accommodations. Hostelling International includes a reservation system on its website for staying at its member hostels.

Program Extras

Pgm 329 Extra - Rick and commercial pilot Patrick Smith discuss pilot salaries, and a caller from Georgia joins them to discuss noise-reduction headphones and coping with noisy airports. (runs 4:53)