The Origin of the Term "Grand Slam" and the Host's Travel Plans

TLDR The term "grand slam" originated in card games and later expanded to include golf, tennis, and baseball. The host discusses his travel plans, including potential destinations like Jamaica, Colombia, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as well as his favorite photo taken on a trip.

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00:00 The host answers questions from listeners, starting with the origin of the term "grand slam" which actually comes from card games in the early 19th century.
02:41 The term "grand slam" originated in card games and later expanded to include golf, tennis, and baseball, with the definition changing to winning four of something.
04:47 The host discusses topics he doesn't want to cover, including the Kennedy assassination, and mentions that he has been to Port El Bernie and Tofino on Vancouver Island.
06:46 The host found his passport and currently has no set plans to travel, but if he does, he may go to Jamaica, Colombia, Cuba, or Nicaragua, and if he had unlimited time and budget, he would visit the South Pole and sail around the South Indian Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean to visit rarely visited islands, and if he could only travel to one country per continent, he would choose places he hasn't been to before.
08:46 The host's favorite photo he's taken on a trip might be a photo of a woman in Dominica standing in front of a waterfall, and there are no updates on the Everything Everywhere cruises or tours, but the host is still interested in doing them and is looking for people who would be interested, and if the host were to start a new podcast, it would most likely be a deep dive history podcast or a limited series.
10:48 The host discusses the possibility of interviewing cast members from the TV show "I, Claudius," shares his experiences of welcoming places like Samoa and Fiji, and talks about avoiding busy tourist spots during peak season, including a crowded excursion in Sicily.
12:45 The problem with overtourism is not too many tourists in general, but rather too many tourists in the same place at the same time, often due to the convenience of international airports and cruise ship terminals.
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