Program 429: Fresh Start in Ireland; Travel Smarts; Travel Plans

Release Date: 01-02-2016


Hear how an American found delight, and a fresh start, in rural Ireland — even after an unwelcome medical diagnosis ended his career. Then consumer-travel expert Christopher Elliott explains the pros and cons of travel insurance, and lets us in on the tacked-on costs of many “bargain” airfares. And listeners share their plans for overseas travel in the year ahead.


  • Trevis Gleason, author of "Chef Interrupted"
  • Travel columnist Christopher Elliott, founder of and author of "How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler" (National Geographic Books)

Related Links

  • Trevis Gleason's book is called "Chef Interrupted." 
  • Trevis Gleason also blogs about health issues of living with multiple sclerosis on the website.
  • hosts a travelers' consumer help forum online.
  • Christopher Elliott writes  The Insider column for National Geographic Traveler.  
  • Photos and film clips from Dublin during the time of the Easter Rising in 1916 are posted on YouTube
  • The American ex-pat author of the "Surviving in Italy" blog writes that everyone should live in Italy at some point in their life.