Ideas, interviews and conversations about the most interesting places to stay in travel. From Luxury resorts to budget priced motels we cover it all.

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Jennifer Dombrowski Talks Wine Bordeaux And Getaway to Bristol

Jennifer Dombrowski reports in on another great wine event in Bordeaux where the great wines are tasted from the barrel for the future. According to Jennifer 2016 should be a good vintage for vineyards south of the river. She also talk with Paul and Elizabeth about visiting Bristol, England. Recently named one of the best places to live in the UK.

 



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Port Of Quebec: History, Tall Ships, And Great Food

The Port of Quebec shines especially brightly this year, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. The port’s Marie-Andree Blanchet joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss Quebec City’s fascinating history, its wonderful foods, and upcoming events, such as a gathering of the Tall Ships. Join them to learn more about one the world’s most inviting ports.

 



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Margie Goldsmith Explores The Best Of Swiss Ski Resorts

   

Margie Goldsmith, the Snow Lover  and collector of cow bells, traveled via Swiss International Airlines on a travel pass on the Swiss Travel System which also includes  50% price reduction on most mountain railways and free admission to nearly 500 museums. She stayed in Swiss Deluxe Hotels  and talked about on the air some of the best in Switzerland  including: The Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, The Grand Hotel Kronenhof PontresinaThe Tschuggen Grand Hotel, ArosaThe Widder Hotel.  She dined at: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz  and  The Arosa Kulm Hotelhttp://www.arosakulm.ch/en/ Although she does express reservations about raclette and fondue we are confident the Swiss people will welcome her back at anytime. However they will protect their cowbells. There is more information at Switzerland.  

 



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Jennifer Dombrowski Visits to Talk All Things Truffles

Jennifer Dombrowski returning OnTravel correspondent, visits once again from Bordeaux, France to talk about all things truffle. 

Jennifer recently went truffle hunting and shares her experiences, as well as information about truffles, what she likes about them, why the cost so much, and some favorite ways to enjoy them with food. 

She then shifts to a different type of truffle, chocolate. From her quest to find the best in Wester France and more. To hear more listen to the full episode below and visit her website



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Margie Goldsmith’s Amazing Adventures In The Andes

Today’s episode comes straight from the NYT Travel Show with regular OnTravel correspondent Margie Goldsmith. This time Margie shares stories from a wide variety of exciting trips. From one of her first trips as a freelance travel writer in the Cloud Forrest in Peru, to desert vacations, and road trips on motorcycles. 

In the episode below you’ll hear firsthand about Margie’s incredible excursions including her recent motorcycle trip from San Francisco, through Yosemite, which ended in Reno. She also talks with Paul and Elizabeth about inspirations from the NYT Travel show and much more. Listen to the full episode below, and be sure to follow Margie on Instagram to see where her next adventure takes her.  



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Wendy Wu Tours Offers Exclusive China And Asia Insights

In this episode we visit with Leslie Peden, president of Wendy Wu Tours, visits to share travel insights, trends, and tips when traveling to China and beyond. China continues to grow in popularity as one of the hottest travel destination and Leslie talks about the various unique experiences their tours offer from iconic local sights (like pandas and the Great Wall) to one-on-one local and authentic culinary experiences. In addition to all things China, Leslie talks about other destinations Wendy Wu Tours is seeing growing in popularity. For more information listen to the full podcast below and visit the Wendy Wu Tours website.



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Shane Dallas Checks In From Nairobi

Shane Dallas is back, visiting the show from Nairobi. Shane has recently completed a feat he never thought possible: visiting 100 countries. On this show, he shares some details about traveling to Nairobi in 2017, traveling to Indonesia, and his 100th country. Having heard of travel to Iran in the early 90s, but not having had a chance to visit, it was an ideal place for his 100th country. Shane tells us about the amazing people, culture, and sights he witnessed on his trip. For more details, visit his website and listen to the full episode below.

 



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Jennifer Dombrowski’s Top 17 Places to Travel in 2017

Regular guest Jennifer Dombrowski visits the show to talk about her top 17 places to travel in 2017. A tradition she’s carried through the years, Dombrowski has used her travel expertise and experience to make her list. Topping the list this year, is her current hometown: Bordeaux, France. Other locations we’ve discussed on the show with Dombrowski include Morocco and the Philippines. Read the full list on her website and listen for more details in the podcast below.

 

 

 



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Voices From The Past With An Architect Who Helped Shape Southern California Style

Kurt Cyr brings famed architect Alfred Frey to life. Frey was one of the seminal architects who helped to create modernist architecture in Palm Springs, California in the 50s and 60s. Kurt Cyr’s company Palm Springs Mod Squad offers tours and insights into Modernism in Palm Springs. Modernism Week in the desert community attracts thousands each February. For more information on visiting the area check out Visit Greater Palm Springs

 

 



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Janice Wald Henderson Talks About Ritz Carlton Before A Cruise

Janice Wald Henderson is back, today to talk about her recent experiences at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recent changes in American river cruising, and more. Henderson recently stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale before and after a cruise, and highly recommends the hotel. It has both the amenities you’d expect from a Ritz Carlton, with the added casual atmosphere you’d find in Florida. In addition to the amenities at the hotel and the wonderful food, Henderson shares expert cruise travel tips as well as how to get the best possible deal at almost any hotel. 
Henderson also discusses her recent trip on an all new European-style cruise in America: French America Line. The new company, based out of New Orleans, is changing the river cruise experience in the US, and she has all the details. To learn more listen to the full episode below.