Gary chats with Paul and Elizabeth about what he’s experienced in Girona in Catalunya while on an extensive photography assignment. His next stop is a travel show in Finland. We talk about the Aland Islands and travel in Finland in the winter. Gary will be in Catalunya again at TBEX this year in the Spring.
In another of our ongoing Voices From The Past series, John Poimiroo and Paul talk with General Packenham on the eve of the Battle of New Orleans. Then actor Timothy Pickles joins us to talk about modern day New Orleans. General Edward Packenham, was the commanding general of the British troops at the Battle of New Orleans. […]
Gary Arndt is on a photography assignment in Girona north of Barcelona in Cataluyna and is getting ready to embark on a series of new adventures for 2015. He talks with Paul about his upcoming travel schedule and they look back at some of the memorable trips in 2014.
Dan Nadeau, general manager of the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. visits the show to talk with Paul and Elizabeth about everything the hotel has to offer. Located next to the D.C. convention center, the hotel is a large hub for travelers, tourists, politicians, and other D.C professionals. Dan, Paul, and Elizabeth also talk about […]
John Carpenter visits the show to talk about the world of brewing. The Red Frog Pub aboard the Carnival Vista is the first floating brewery in North America, brewing its beer on board the ship. It partners with Miami’s Concrete Beach Brewery to create unique beers for its guests. John talks about the on-board pub […]
Janice Wald Henderson visits the show once again to talk to Paul and Elizabeth about her recent experiences with Travel Corporation, river cruises, and more. Starting on a French river cruise on the SS Katherine, Jannice shares what makes these cruises from Uniworld unique. From their boutique hotel feel, to the luxurious safari themed bar […]
Not a traditional place for vacationing, Wendy Simmons visited North Korea and wrote her book, “My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth.” Wendy visits with Paul and Elizabeth to share insights on her trip and how the experience impacted her. From getting an hour-by-hour itinerary approved prior to her visit, to having […]
Nathan Kokes from Toyota visits the show to talk about the new Toyota Prius Prime. The newly designed plug in version of the well-known Prius now has its own unique look (as well as a new aerodynamic design), differentiating itself from other Prius as well as other plug-ins on the road. It has new features, […]
Anders Lindstrom from Norwegian Airlines visits from Los Angeles from the French hotel chain Mama Shelter. Now that Norwegian Airlines is the first airline to offer a direct flight from the U.S. to France, they’re expanding their U.S.-Europe offerings. Anders shares industry insights, like the company adding on 40 dreamliners in the coming years, and […]
Winemaker from Arizona, Curt Dunham joins Paul to talk wine and European wine cruises. He talks how he came into the industry, making wine in Arizona, and how his vineyard came to popularity. He also shares insights and information from a recent European wine cruise with AmaWaterways, perfect for travelers and wine connoisseurs looking for […]
Windstar CEO visits to share all things yacht sailing and more. While massive cruise ships sail around the world, small vessels (like the Windstar yachts) create a unique, casual atmosphere and can go places other can’t. Hans Birkholz shares how the specialized yacht-style cruising came about and the future for the Windstar fleet.
Adam Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., joins Paul and Elizabeth at CLIA’s Cruise 360 in Vancouver to chat about RCCL’s partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. Preserving the marine environment is a high priority for the company, and for the global cruise industry. They also talk about the latest in […]
To celebrate the U.S. National Park’s 100th anniversary, BBC.com has created a series on the national parks. Anne Banas, travel editor at BBC.com, visits with Paul and Elizabeth to talk all things National Park. While the beauty of the landscape is an exciting draw, this series focuses on the people that make the parks unique. […]
Nothing quite compares to the community created at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference in Corte Madera, California. Located just outside of San Francisco, the bookstore celebrates its 40th anniversary and the conference its 25. Owner and founder Elaine Petrocelli visits with Paul and Elizabeth at the conference to share how the bookstore […]
Don George visits the show at the Garden Court of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco to talk about his new book, “The Way of Wonderlust.” The book—a highlight or “best of” his career—covers 35 published stories in 38 years. Thanks to his experience as a teacher and mentor in the travel writing industry, the […]
Travel to India is high on a lot of traveler’s bucket lists. Janice Wald Henderson visits the show to to share her recent experiences traveling to India. Most people choose to travel India one of two ways: backpacking and through in hostels, or with a luxury tour. Janice booked her trip through Cox and Kings […]
You might think that hotel rankings are done and don’t merit much attention. But with promotional efforts and partnerships with websites, how do you know if the list you’re reading is truly telling you the best hotels out there? Jetsetter.com compiled their list of The World’s Best Hotels by surveying their global correspondents in a […]
When planning travel, especially international travel, it’s always best to have an idea of what the current state of international travel is around the world. Greg Geronemus from smarTours gives an update regarding travel to Cuba (which since the podcast was recorded, embargo travel restrictions have changed), Japan, Africa, and Europe, as well as deals, […]