Program 526: Travel Tech Tips; DJ in Iceland; Dingle in Ireland
Release Date: 06-02-2018
A New York Times travel writer shares tips for apps that can help you make the most of your next overseas trip, then a Seattle DJ describes how Iceland has exploded as a hotbed of creativity — and why he makes a point of visiting once a year. And a lifelong resident of the Dingle Peninsula makes a persuasive case that his home turf is the most beautiful corner of Ireland.
- Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times travel writer, author of "Alone Time" (Viking)
- Kevin Cole, program director, KEXP radio, Seattle
- Dara Herlihy, tour guide and music pub proprietor from Dingle, Ireland
- Among the smartphone apps that Stephanie Rosenbloom finds useful for travelers are Google Translate, LiveTrekker, and Clear.
- Stephanie has just written "Alone Time" about the pleasures and advantages of traveling solo. (Rick will talk with her about this topic on Travel with Rick Steves in August.)
- A journalist for Vice magazine gamed Trip Advisor to get top ranking for a phony restaurant listing for "The Shed" in London.
- Rick Steves' guide to Iceland.
- Kevin Cole hosts The Afternoon Show on Seattle's KEXP radio.
- The Iceland Airwaves Festival is held in November in Reykjavik.
- The Golden Circle is a popular driving route from Reykjavik inland, to several popular natural attractions.
- Rick's guide to Ireland's Dingle Peninsula.
- Dara Herlihy recently bought a pub on Main Street in Dingle. Neligan's promises live music nightly.
- The Dingle Music Shop is run by Dara's family.
- The Blasket Centre overlooks the Blasket islands from the tip of the mainland.