From Disney World to the family road trip, we all want a fun and relaxing family vacation.

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Sydney Cup Brings American College Football To Australia

Colin Roberts Scotts joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the Sydney Cup.  Colin was the second Australian, after Colin Ridgeway, to play in the NFL, and he joins Paul and Elizabeth to both talk about the first official NCAA college football game to be played in Sydney August 27. The game pits Stanford University against Rice University.

Colin also reminisces about some of their favorite things to see and do in Sydney, such as visiting the Taronga Park Zoo, taking a boat for great seafood at Doyles on the Beach, and having pie and peas at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Join them for a fun, free-wheeiling discussion about Australian sports, food, and fun.

 



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Collette Tours Celebrates A Century Of Travel Success

Dan Sullivan, Jr joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the remarkable history of Collette Tours, founded a century ago as a tour company specializing in discovering America. The chat about how the tour and travel industry has changed and evolved and how guided vacations are more popular than ever. He also talks about the benefits of a guided vacation to America’s National Parks. They also explore how the company has evolved to offering guided vacations around the world. 

 

 



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D23 and Comic-Con. James DeRuvo reports

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Our tech lord and family travel reporter James DeRuvo has spent the summer at both D23 and San Diego Comic-Con. He joins Paul with a report of what he calls “nerd stock.”

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Patriots Point In Charleston Is A Must For All Americans

The USS Yorktown and two other historical ships, are a popular tourist destination in Charleston Harbor. Paul talks with Christopher Hauff, the Public Information Officer of Patriots Point, about the history of these ships and a new exhibit that brings the Vietnam conflict to life with uncanny realism. 

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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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The Man Behind the Myth: Buffalo Bill

When you think of the wild west, you’re often met with visions of cowboys in open land, riding their horses, and herding cattle. While much of that has faded away with time, Cody, Wyoming preserves the authentic western life. Claudia Wade visits the show to share insights, stories, and fascinating trivia about Buffalo Bill, once the most famous man in the world thanks to his Wild West Show. In the episode below, listen to her tell the accounts of history surrounding the myths and learn more on the Cody website.



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Explore Sunny Isles Beach Miami

Sunny Isles Beach Miami is tucked away on 2.5 miles of beach along a barrier island, just outside Miami, Florida. Many people traveling to Miami might be familiar with it, as it’s visible from the drive to Miami from Fort Lauderdale. Its hotels (all of which are beachfront) range from 5 star and 5 diamond to retro art deco. Known as a family friendly spring break destination, the city boasts something to do for virtually everyone. From yoga on the beach, fine dining, outdoor activities at Oleta River State Park, cultural areas, to fishing off the pier, there’s a wide variety of things to enjoy.


To learn more about visiting Sunny Isles Beach Miami, including what it was like to be there during Hurricane Matthew, listen to the full podcast below or visit their website.


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Gary Arndt On His Quest To Visit North American National Parks

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Gary Arndt is on a quest to visit as many National Parks as possible. He visits with Paul to share about recent trips to some well known, and some not as well known, parks in both the US and Canada. He shares his experiences in the parks in Alaska, stories of what he saw, as well as some history of the National Parks system.

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Comic Con 2016 Wrap up with James DeRuvo

After four wild days in San Diego, our family travel reporter James DeRuvo gives us a report on San Diego Comic-Con!  Costumes, toys, comic books, movies and more, San Diego Comic-Con is the pop culture super bowl of the year and James says it’s a must item to put on your bucket list, especially if you have family and love movies.

 



 

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History, Sights, and Activities in Kodiak Alaska

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Located on the eastern shore of Kodiak Island off the Alaska coastline, Kodiak is a small town rich in history with wildlife scenes and activities year round. Chastity McCarthy from Discover Kodiak visits the show to share the unique reasons why Kodiak is a destination to see from its World War II history to hunting and fishing, including special winter activities like the Northern Lights, Russian Christmas, art, fine dining, and more.

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