ETW #54 The One About The Coronavirus

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This week we learn more about COVID 19 including what it’s like to be quarantined and how to better protect yourself and others. In this episode we chat with a writer in Florence who shares her experience as well as a medical professional who details what the Coronavirus is and what we should be doing.

You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher.

We are living through unprecedented times and the pandemic has taken many of us by surprise, although it really shouldn’t have. Starting in China and gradually spreading to nearly all points on the globe, governments and localities have taken extreme measures to safeguard the lives of their citizens. To learn more about what it’s been like to live through one of the most restrictive quarantines, we are joined by a travel writer who calls Florence, Italy her home.

It’s also important to me that we all learn how to separate fact from fiction in regards to COVID 19, which is why I asked a travel writer with a medical background to share his expertise. He details what the coronavirus is, how we can better protect ourselves and what the likely effects will be on society in general and the travel industry in particular.

More than anything else, I sincerely hope that this podcast helps educate and prove why it’s vital we all follow government advice and self isolate as much as possible. I also hope everyone stays safe during this tense time.

Georgette Jupe is an established digital social media marketing strategist ), editor of Italy Magazine, a freelance writer and founder of the popular “Girl in Florence” blog where she covers her life experiences in Florence, conducts interviews with locals and offers custom travel tips for numerous destinations around the world. She has been noted as a super influencer in regards to Italy by Forbes and her work has been featured on Lonely Planet, National Geographic, International Living, among others. She is a passionate (read obsessed) beagle-mom and lover of pasta. Please be sure to follow Georgette on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Michael Huxley is a published author, professional adventurer and founder of the travel website Bemused Backpacker. He has been featured in some of the worlds largest print and TV media including the BBC, The Guardian, USA Today and many more He has been travelling the world for over 20 years and is a qualified charge nurse by vocation with specialisms in emergency nursing and travel medicine, but his real passion is independent travel and adventure and he now travels the world full time. Please be sure to follow Michael on both Facebook and Twitter.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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