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Published on June 25th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Alfonso Ribeiro On Hampton By Hilton’s “Real Travel Road Trip Hotline,” Career Highlights & More

Summer is upon us, and what’s the summer season without a planned road trip? And what’s that road trip without squabbles, tough decisions on who chooses the next song, and questions about which hotel to stay at, where to take a rest, which app to navigate with and which shortcuts to take?

Road trips are filled with Real Travel moments — car troubles and endless “are we there yets?” — and to help travelers turn those relatable moments into memories, Hampton By Hilton has teamed up with Alfonso Ribeiro to launch the Real Travel Road Trip Hotline, which offers lighthearted advice on a variety of topics to help road trippers enjoy the journey without getting tripped up along the way.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Alfonso Ribeiro — not only a TV favorite and a Dancing With The Stars winner but also a road-tripping dad of four — about Hampton By Hilton’s Real Travel Road Trip Hotline, travel, hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos, his New York upcoming and more. Our interview, as recorded on June 21, 2019, is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

More on Alfonso Ribeiro can be found online can following him on Twitter via @Alfonso_Ribeiro.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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