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Summer Travel & Safety: What You Need to Know

Advice on how to stay safe and plan a great trip during the Summer season.



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First, we talk with Lieutenant Austin Kirwin of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol about general beach safety, including, how to stay safe in the heat and in the water by knowing how to identify a lifeguard, the flag colors and their meanings, and what to do if you're caught in a rip current.

Then, we are joined by Nathan Diller, USA Today Consumer Travel Reporter, and Kate Johnson, Owner and Advisor of KJ Travel, to discuss advice for summer travel and what you need to know before you book a trip.

Diller shares insight on how listeners can avoid scams when booking online, why passport wait times have been so long recently, and tips on how to find deals on cruises.

Johnson offers advice on planning trips for long vacations, weekend getaways, and staycations, what to keep in mind when packing for a trip, as well as whether an Airbnb is the right option for your vacation.



Austin Kirwin

Nathan Diller

  • Consumer Travel Reporter, USA TODAY

Kate Johnson

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