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 […]
Betsy Pandora of the Short North Alliance/High Ball in Columbus, Ohio chats with Paul about how a community event enhanced a neighborhood and became a popular travel destination. It’s a fantasy costume event that showcases the fashion business in Columbus just before Halloween and attracts not only locals but visitors from around the world. Yes, […]
John Poimiroo joins us to talk about California Fall Color. The excellent website tracks one of the longest fall color seasons in the US. Color often appears as early as late August in the highest elevations. The website tracks where and when to see peak color with a network of correspondents providing timely reports.
Gary Arndt checks in with Paul from Toronto, the headquarters city of G Adventures. Paul and Gary chat about the state of travel and discuss a wide range of travel strategies. They also talk about their upcoming appearances at TBEX in Athens.
It’s Greyhound’s 100th Anniversary this year and Andy Kaplinsky, CFO/Chief Commercial Officer joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the major improvements the company as made to modernize their brand. This year nearly all of the 1,200 fleet will consist of brand new coaches that feature free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats and extra legroom. They’ve also […]
Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler talks with Paul and Elizabeth about a driving trip through middle America. From the Nego League baseball museum in Kansas City to country music in Nashville and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis it was a trip to remember and experience some of the history both painful and noble in America.
Lufthansa’s Nils Haupt joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss airline service, planes and how Lufthansa is working to make everything they do a truly five star experience. Long known for the best and industry leading service in First Class, the airline wants to be known for that level of service throughout the fleet. Lufthansa, is the […]
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.
Photographer Eric Lindberg joins Paul to cut through the gadget haze about taking great travel photographs. They discuss equipment that you need and don’t need. Why amateurs often waste money on equipment and the art of photography. Eric has been honored twice by the Society of American Travel Writers as photographer of the year. Occasionally, he […]
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 […]
Anne Banas, Executive Editor of Smarter Travel shares her love of honey with Paul and Elizabeth. It’s true that luxury hotels and even Notre Dame have bee hives on the roof. Not only do the bees provide honey for the kitchens but the establishments are doing their part to preserve and protect honey bees. They also […]
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.
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.