Eye on Travel — Catalina Casino in Avalon, California on Santa Catalina Island — August 17, 2019
With Catalina Casino Theatre Organist John Tusak
This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the legendary Casino in Avalon, California on Santa Catalina Island (This year marks the island’s centennial). Scott McCartney, Travel Editor at The Wall Street Journal, joins the show with the latest travel news: from which airlines are installing free WiFi to keeping track of your hotel shuttle van. Patrick Smith, Airline Pilot, Author & Founder of Ask the Pilot, dives into the story and ongoing investigation into the 737 Max and what he thinks it could potentially mean for Boeing. You can’t talk about Catalina without talking about William Wrigley and the Wrigley family, and their passion for preserving the island. Allison Wrigley Rusack, William Wrigley Jr’s great-granddaughter, joins the show and shares the family’s passion for keeping the island’s history alive — including the reopening of the iconic Atwater Hotel. Sean McAlpin from the Catalina Island Company, reports on the history of the Chicago Cubs on the island and what really happened during spring training at the other Wrigley field. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel comes from the Catalina Casino in Avalon, California on Santa Catalina Island.
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