Travel tech tips on NPR (featuring me!)

by Sheila on May 4, 2009

by Sheila | May 4th, 2009  

Austin-based tech journalist Omar Gallaga mentioned me during today’s edition of the National Public Radio (NPR) All Things Considered program All Tech Considered.

Still awaiting my close-up….

The topic is Tech in Travel (here’s a link to the full travel-related NPR broadcast.)

***  The first part of the segment talks about integrating mobile into travel;  using cell phones to check into your airline flight plus using a cell phone-displayed bar code in lieu of a boarding pass.

***  The second part of the segment (about 4:00 minutes in) shifts to other helpful travel sites and tools on the Web. That’s where Omar mentions me and I have my moment of fame.

Did you know that there are 106 pages of iPhone applications that are travel-related? That includes one for American Automobile Association (AAA) travel guidance – pretty handy.

For amplifying information, Omar links to all of the sites mentioned in the broadcast in an associated post on the All Tech Considered blog:  The Tech of Travel.  He included my post on how to find the best hotel deals.

Thanks, Omar and NPR!


juliemarg May 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Congrats Sheila!

I had a little moment of fame this past Sunday. I was quoted in the Dallas Morning News in an article about finding spa deals.

It was great meeting you this past weekend. I hope it’s the first of many.


Corner May 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Very interesting article. People do love to be “hooked up.” I see it all the time. They have the Blackberry, Blue Tooth, laptop, camera, and who knows what else. That’s a lot of equipment to lug around when you travel.

Susan May 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I was listening to NPR on my ride home from work when I heard Omar mention you, congratulations!

It was a great segment.

Sheila May 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Thanks to everyone for the supportive comments. I even got a LinkedIn message from my high school debate partner after he heard my name on the program. Now, there’s some convergence for you! :)


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