Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com shares some of her discoveries from a recent trip to the Azores. There’s wine, cuisine and even some pastry to talk about as Anne shares highlights of the trip. She writes in Smarter Travel about the Azores: Isolated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores, a Portuguese island chain unknown […]
The horrible wildfires that have hit Colorado again are some 50 miles south of Denver and according to Rich Grant the damage while terrible and tragic hasn’t impacted the things visitors come to the state for. The scenery is still spectacular and Denver offers visitors some real surprises. Microbreweries, art museums, parks and bike trails […]
Paul and Elizabeth chat with Jeff Duggan, the creative force behind Portola Coffee Lab. He is taking his same reverence for the integrity of fine coffee to the world of tea. His creation Seventh Tea Bar uses the latest in high tech brewing equipment to bring out nuances and flavors in great teas that few have […]
Ben Franklin, joins John Poimiroo and Paul and Elizabeth to talk about what it was really like in Philadelphia when a bunch of guys committed treason by signing the Declaration of Independence. Ralph Archbold brings Franklin alive for visitors to Philadelphia. Join us on this journey through time as well as space.
Iris and Howard Burkat chat with Paul and Elizabeth about a unique niche they have discovered. They share their considerable expertise and love for Southern India, the only place on the planet where Jews have always lived in peace. Perhaps these words from their website provide the perfect description. “It’s a beautiful, cool night, and you […]
Bhaskar Krishnamurthy joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the remarkable adventure that awaits in Kerala in Southern India. Bhaskar has compiled a list of great adventures to share. 1. Cruise the Backwaters on a houseboat – Kerala backwaters are a network of lakes, rivers and canals that covers half the length of the state. […]
Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the continued success of the airline and how it has managed to maintain the service standards that set it apart from competitors. Just imagine feeling like you have arrived in Hawaii as soon as you board the aircraft. Oh and they still […]
Anne Banas joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about recent columns at Smarter Travel. In this edition she hits the road for summer road trips. Great stories and great trips.
Gary Arndt stops in Calgary, Alberta about a third of the way through his great summer driving trip. The next stop on his journey is to head north to Edmonton and then into the far north and some of the great Parks Canada wilderness parks.
Global correspondent Marybeth Bond reports in on what maybe the best of all the river cruises on Scenic Cruises. Not only is the cruise totally all-inclusive there are some nice little touches that show extra care. Marybeth reports that bikes are high-tech electrical assist models that make riding through the countryside a dream. She tells […]
Veteran journalist Norm Sklarewitz joins Paul to talk about a recent vacation (that’s right — a vacation) he and his wife took on a Viking River Cruise in Europe. Norm came away a fan. River cruising makes travel easy and the sights along the river make it interesting.
In this second part of our interview with Jean-Marie Queriaud, director of operations in France for Uniworld Paul and Elizabeth talk about the glories of cruising on the rivers of France.
Veteran journalist David DeVoss joins Paul to talk about the recent Global Business Travel conference in LA. David also works for various agencies that take him to places like Kabul and Baghdad. He talks about the changes he has seen in both places and also the dangers of traveling in certain parts of the world. […]
Gadi Shamia, heads up a startup company, Magneto Calendar that promises not only to sync your calendars, let you know about traffic between appointments and in general coordinate your many appointments. It’s in beta and already we can see its value. There is automatic automobile expense reporting, you can grab web page data for meetings […]
Paul and Elizabeth chat with Mike Meeks, Chief Operating Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection about a type of travel insurance that couldn’t be simpler. AirCare™ coverage is priced at an affordable $25 per trip and pays $1,000 to travelers for tarmac delays of more than two hours; $1,000 if a traveler experiences lost or stolen […]
Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel.com chats with Paul and Elizabeth about summer travel and how to snare the best deals. Anne share tips from the correspondents at Smarter Travel and Elizabeth and Paul talk about great summer trips.
Every year Ethical Traveler selects the top ten most ethical travel destinations. Best-selling Author Jeff Greenwald joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the awards and their importance to making informed travel decisions.
Bruce Palmer joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about outdoor survival skills and the lessons to be learned from the outdoors. National Outdoor Leadership School classes range from two weeks to a full academic year. Classes are attended by a diverse cross section of students. The minimum age is 14 and there have been students in their […]