When a hurricane or other natural disaster blows away your vacation plans, what's a traveler to do?

In this episode of "Get Outta Here," AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz talks to travel expert Pauline Frommer of Frommers.com and the famous Frommer's travel guidebook series to learn about everything from travel insurance to refunds.


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New episodes of "Get Outta Here!" are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She's just completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news -- thank goodness -- is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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