618 Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough
52 min

Rick compares notes with travel writer Dave Seminara on Medellín, Colombia, as the "City of Eternal Spring" tries to shake off its former reputation for cartel violence and promote itself as a safe and family-friendly destination. Plus, we relive two of our favorite interviews, hearing how important travel has been to the work of writer and activist Gloria Steinem and historian David McCullough.

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Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
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44 min
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WHYY
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