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The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.
 
Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel ...
 
From the automobile to the rocket ship, from chewing gum to the TV dinner, from the first face in a photograph to the first voice on the telephone, the world has been forever changed by impossible technologies and startling ideas. But these inventions do not always make the world a better place. These are the stories of The First, a podcast exploring the history of human innovation, focusing less on iconic inventors and more on the forgotten geniuses and everyday people that were responsible ...
 
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What are the greatest ghost stories and haunted legends in New York City history? Since 2007 -- every October for fourteen years -- the Bowery Boys podcast has shared the city's most notorious and frightening ghost stories and urban legends. Over fifty-five stories and counting -- from malevolent wraiths who walk the avenues to strange spirits fore…
 
Ooh la la, it's time for the last deep dive into an international destination this season - get ready for it, Out Travel the System is heading to France! In this episode, host Nisreene Atassi draws on the expertise of Jackie Kai Ellis, an author, designer, and classically-trained pastry chef with a home base in Paris, and Antoine Walter, a Director…
 
The following podcast may look like the history of New York City cemeteries -- from the early churchyards of the Colonial era to the monument-filled rural cemeteries of Brooklyn and Queens. But it's much more than that! This is a story about New York City itself, a tale of real estate, urban growth, class and racial disparity, superstition and arch…
 
In all of the conversations we've had this season, a couple of threads keep resurfacing: how much we appreciate the ability to travel, and how to really maximize a trip. Well, we thought it was high time to devote an episode specifically to this! Out Travel the System host Nisreene Atassi dives into the idea of splurging while traveling, and how th…
 
It's time to wrap up the 'Only In' series we've been taking on this season of Out Travel the System, by heading to Hollywood South. Yes, it's Austin's turn in the spotlight, and you know we had to line up an extremely special guest for this - none other than Becca Tobin, of The Ladygang, among many endeavors. She takes host Nisreene Atassi through …
 
There's no business like show business -- thanks to Lee, Sam and J.J. Shubert, the Syracuse brothers who forever changed the American theatrical business in the 20th century. At last Broadway is back! And the marquees of New York's theater district are again glowing with the excitement of live entertainment. And many of these theaters were built an…
 
Well it's official, Out Travel the System fam - Pumpkin Spice Latte Season (PSL Season) is underway. What better way to mark it than by mapping out your route to check out fall foliage, head out on a quick road trip, or indulge in your favorite fall activities and dishes? Listen in as host Nisreene Atassi chats with 'Queen of Fall' Steffy Degreff o…
 
On the occasion of the 245th anniversary of the Revolutionary War in New York City, we revisit the story of the Great Fire of 1776, the drumbeat of war leading up to the disaster, and the tragic story of the American patriot Nathan Hale. This is a reedited, remastered version of an episode that we recorded in 2015. A little after midnight on Septem…
 
To cruise or not to cruise - that is the question a lot of travelers are asking themselves these days. It's a big topic, and one Out Travel the System host Nisreene Atassi is grateful to tackle with the help of experts. Captain Kate McCue shares her insights into life on board and in charge of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge through her incredibl…
 
Just south of the World Trade Center district sits the location of a forgotten Manhattan immigrant community. Curious outsiders called it "Little Syria" although the residents themselves would have known it as the Syrian Colony. Starting in the 1880s people from the Middle East began arriving at New York's immigrant processing station -- immigrants…
 
Parents with young kids, we get it, we really do - the world of travel with your little one may seem like it is full of so many potential pitfalls. Let us give you the tips you need to succeed when you listen to this episode of Out Travel the System. We're especially here for you, first time parents who may have never traveled with their kiddo befo…
 
Get ready for a flight of fancy as Out Travel the System takes you Down Under. Yes that's right, host Nisreene Atassi is taking you to Australia on our latest deep dive into a destination. Thanks to the help of Grace Rietbergen, Associate Market Manager - Canberra & Hobart at Expedia, and longtime travel journalist Celeste Mitchell, this episode wi…
 
By the time Audrey Munson turned 25 years old, she had became a muse for some of the most famous artists in America, the busiest artist’s model of her day, She was such a fixture of the Greenwich Village art world in the early 20th century that she was called the Venus of Washington Square, although by 1913 the press had given her a grander nicknam…
 
It's not quite Christmas in July, but we at Out Travel the System definitely want to make sure you're as prepared as possible for your holiday travel plans this year. Between anecdotal evidence at airports across the country and what we're seeing in Expedia's booking data, the holiday travel period this year is shaping up to be one of the busiest i…
 
Out Travel the System is taking a big bite out of the Big Apple with this episode, showcasing what you can do Only in New York. Join host Nisreene Atassi and her guests, original Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin, and Greg Young and Tom Meyers, hosts of The Bowery Boys, a podcast all about New York's history. Ever wondered about why they're cal…
 
When it opened in 1919, the Hotel Pennsylvania was the largest hotel in the world. Over a hundred years later, its fate remains uncertain. Is it too big to save? After the Pennsylvania Railroad completed its colossal Pennsylvania Station in 1910, the railroad quickly realized it would need a companion hotel equal to the station's exquisite grandeur…
 
When we talk about the magic of travel here on Out Travel the System, we often mean it figuratively... but this episode is literally about travel magic - yes that's right, it's time to get the inside scoop on planning your trip to Disney, the Magic Kingdom! Host Nisreene Atassi is joined by Courtney Quinn of Color Me Courtney and the Instagram acco…
 
At Out Travel the System, we're here to serve as your trusted travel companion. That's why - if you have your heart set on a Labor Day travel getaway - we're advising you to get moving on your plans now. (We also have lots of inspiration for other future travel planning in our other episodes, so make sure you check them out!) Demand is in the strat…
 
Interview with Prof. Ernest Freeberg, author of “A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement” Today’s show is all about animals in 19th-century New York City. Of course, animals were an incredibly common sight on the streets, market halls, and factories during the Gilded Age, and many of us probably have a quai…
 
We've been profiling some of America's most vibrant cities here on Out Travel the System, and now it's time to hear all about what you can experience Only in Boston. Host Nisreene Atassi is joined by chef Paul Wahlberg of yes, that Wahlberg family, and Alma Nove and Wahlburgers, as well as Instagram eagle eye Kate Weiser of Bucket List Boston. Foll…
 
As anticipation grows for international travel, we at Out Travel the System thought this would be the perfect time to profile Spain. It's one of host Nisreene Atassi's favorite places in the world, for a long list of reasons. Joining her on the delicious way through this episode is Chef Ramon Martinez, culinary director of Jaleo Restaurants, which …
 
New York City on ice — a tribute to the forgotten industry which kept the city cool in the age before refrigeration and air conditioning. Believe it or not, ice used to be big business. In 1806 a Boston entrepreneur named Frederic Tudor cut blocks of ice from a pond on his family farm and shipped it to Martinique, a Caribbean county very unfamiliar…
 
The unhurried lapping of waves, the sweet sounds of birdsong, and the wind curling its way through the trees - that's right everyone, it's time for the lakes episode of Out Travel the System! Settle back in the hammock to listen as host Nisreene Atassi talks to David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt, the husband-and-wife team behind Camp Wandawega. Th…
 
As vaccination efforts continue to roll out and countries consider which COVID-related restrictions need to stay in place, the minds of many are turning to the possibilities of international travel. Join host Nisreene Atassi for this mini- episode of Out Travel the System, as we harness the power of Expedia's data to see where demand for internatio…
 
There are two mysterious islands in the East River with a human population of zero. They are restricted. No human being lives there. One of these islands has been witness to some of the most dire and dramatic moments in New York City history. North Brother Island sits near the tidal strait known as Hell Gate, a once-dangerous whirlpool which wrecke…
 
When we started researching this episode of Out Travel the System, we wanted to focus on a way to combine the love of travel with a love of the great outdoors, so naturally our thoughts turned to yurts, treehouses, cabins and the like. Host Nisreene Atassi gets into all of that and more with travel vlogger Drew Binsky and Nathan Lump, Expedia VP of…
 
New York City Hall sits majestically inside a nostalgic, well-manicured park, topped with a beautiful old fountain straight out of gaslight-era New York. But its serenity belies the frantic pace of government inside City Hall walls and disguises a tumultuous, vibrant history. There have actually been two other city halls — one an actual tavern, the…
 
If you're thinking about getting out of town for the Fourth of July, you're not the only one! In this mini-episode, we tap into the power of Expedia's travel data to figure out not only where people are going, but when - and what that might mean for your own trip. We'll explain why heading out from the Thursday to the Tuesday might be your best bet…
 
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