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Legendary Fishing at Alaska’s Waterfall Resort

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Geoff Stevens visits the show from the Waterfall Resort in Alaska. It’s located on an island off the west coast of Canada, almost to Washington state. The nearest town—Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska—is only a 90 minute flight from Seattle. The islands have a warm current, which brings nutrients that attract salmon, halibut, swordfish, and more. Geoff shares the history of the resort’s location of 52 acres on scenic coastline in the 2nd largest rainforest outside of the Amazon. Fishing is a main draw of the resort, but with food, amenities, and a number of activities to enjoy, there is much to do on the island.

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Margie Goldsmith Visits Philadelphia (Part 1 of 2)

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International travel journalist Margie Goldsmith visits the show to share her unique take on travel. Part one of a two part series, Margie talks about a recent trip to Philadelphia. She shares tips and history from the city as well as lesser-known areas to visit and historic areas to visit that can’t be missed. She also visited the recently renovated Ritz Carlton in the city. Listen to learn how to get the most out of any visit to the city of brotherly love (including where to get the best soft pretzels). Next up: Margie takes us to upstate New York in Part 2

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Find Top-Rated Hotels Worldwide with Jetsetter.com Survey

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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 myriad of categories including the expected (family friendly, all inclusive) to the unexpected (best looking guests, safari lodge). Clara joins the show to share highlights from the survey, insights, and more.

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The Nadler Victoria Hotel Opens In London

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The Nadler Victoria, offering affordable luxury in London, opens in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. Paul and Elizabeth chat with Nadler Hotels’ Robert Nadler, whose trendy properties redefine lifestyle hotels. Stay in a Nadler hotel, and the friendly staff will make you feel instantly at home in the neighborhood. In this lively interview, Nadler shares insider tips on dining and entertainment in one of the world’s greatest cities.

 

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La Valencia Hotel Proves War Dogs Need Christmas Too

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 2.21.54 PMWe celebrate all of our American services personnel this holiday season, including our four-legged members of the military. Rita Moore of La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California, tells Paul and Elizabeth about the hotel’s K9 Care Package Drive this holiday season. The hotel is accepting gifts for our war dogs. La Valencia is one of California’s most historic luxury hotels and attracts guest from all over the world who come to spend part of the winter in La Jolla, just north of San Diego.

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From The Intercontinental Singapore We Rediscover The Golden Age Of Travel

Bruce RydeBruce Ryde is the Director of Brand Marketing – Luxury and Lifestyle for InterContinental Hotels and Resorts and Hotel Indigo for the AMEA region, based in Singapore. Before Singapore he was the General Manager of the Hotel Indigo on the Bund in Shanghai. Bruce joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss luxury travel and also to see if the Golden Age of Travel is making a comeback. He is a keen observer of the luxury market since he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of marketing strategy for the IHG luxury, business and lifestyle brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Indigo. Bruce brings experience to the topic since he has specialized in hotel openings specialist with properties throughout Asia. 
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A Boutique Hotel In Prague That Celebrates Music

IMG_1941Bon Jovi slept here. So did Placido Domingo. Every room at the Boutique Hotel Klarov, in Prague’s historic Mala Strana, is named for and honors a famous musician or musical group who performed in Prague. Join Paul and Elizabeth as they chat with the hotel’s Matúš Príkazský, who reveals the building’s interesting history, and also gives us an insider’s look at Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful and vibrant cities.

 

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TownePlace Suites Offers Great Service And Deals To The Military

TPS LogoPaul and Elizabeth chat with Loren Nalewanski, vice president & global brand manager of TownePlace Suites and Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc. about the growing importance of niche market hotels. TownePlace Suites has a current program to focus on providing services to US Military personnel with many locations near bases in the US. We also talk about how mid-priced hotels offer excellent value both for long or short term stays.

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Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary with 24 Hour Party

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By James DeRuvo

The rest of this week is going to be a virtual non stop party for me. That’s because I managed to get invited to Disneyland‘s 60th Anniversary Media Event … a three day party culminating with another of Disney’s famous (or infamous) 24-hour marathon park parties. Kicking off the summer in style, this new 60th Anniversary Celebration includes updates of popular rides including the Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan, and Soarin over California, but also an electrifying new parade and a World of Color show that honors the legacy of the park’s creative force, Walt Disney.

“When he originally unveiled his dream back in 1955, Walt proclaimed that Disneyland would never be completed as long as there was imagination left in the world,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Time and again we’ve pushed the boundaries to fulfill that vision, and this year we’re excited to celebrate Disneyland Resort’s Diamond anniversary with three new nighttime spectaculars that demonstrate the creativity and innovation for which Disney parks have become known around the world.”

5_15_DCA_300001-742x495Last’s night’s spectacle was a preview of the new World of Color show “Celebrate!” hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. If you’ve never seen World of Color, it’s an amazing show on the lake of Disney’s California Adventure that employs with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score. The technology was created for Disneyland’s other spectacular show Fantasmic back in the 90s, but World of Color has perfected it with a colorful array of eye candy that assaults the senses.

“Celebrate!” honors Walt Disney by showing key moments in his career, from creating Steamboat Willie, to going to The Mickey Mouse Club, the opening day of Disneyland on May 22, 1955, and ending with a Star Wars spectacular. It’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser during the next year, and you better plan to stake out your place early, so you can get the best view.

Tonight, we’re going to get a look at an all new Electrical Parade. You may remember the original Main Street Electrical Parade from the 70s and 80s. It took a break in the early 00s while it went to Florida and then on to Europe, then Disney brought it back for the 50th anniversary season, renaming it Disney’s Electical Parade and featuring it over at Disney’s California Adventure. The new 60th Anniversary Parade is called “Paint the Night,” and feautures a major upgrade of over 1.5 million brilliant LED lights that flash in sync with a new score, as well as special effects, and energetic performances from dancers who themselves will be bathed in light.

The “stage” for “Disneyland Forever” fireworks will extend from the sky above to the buildings of Main Stret, U.S.A., the façade of “it’s a small world,” the Matterhorn and mist screens along the Rivers of America, with specially designed digital projections offering guests new experiences at each location.

The parade will set the stage for the third major Disney 60th anniversary spectacular, the Disneyland Forever Fireworks display, presented by Honda. With a brand new score written by Disney legend Richard Sherman, Disneyland Forever will be what Chapek says is a “street-to-sky, immersive experience like nothing seen before at the Disneyland Resort.” There wont’ be a bad seat in the house as the streets around the main Disneyland hub will be surrounded by timeless Disney tales told in fireworks, laser effects, and the largest projection mapping technology ever featured at a major theme park. The show will go from the light projection of Main Street and lead up to the sky where thousands of fireworks will go off hundreds of feet above and will feature classic moments from “The Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan,” “Winney the Pooh,” “Finding Nemo,” and every girl’s favorite film “Frozen.”

If f that wasn’t enough, the three day even will culminate in a 24 hour party where guests will be able to ride until they drop around the clock. There will also be refreshed scenes in several of the most popular Disneyland rides including the return of the Hatbox Ghost at the Haunted Mansion, new special effects at the Matterhorn Bobsleds, a brand new digital version of Soarin’ over California with updated screen and new visually enhanced effects.

Reopening on July 1st, Peter Pan’s Flight with new special effects and a reimagined nursery scene showcasing the Darling children’s first flight thanks to Pixie dust. The Mad Tea Party returns to Disney California Adventure for the Diamond Anniversary Celebration, and if you haven’t heard the band there, you’re missing one of the best rock shows on the planet. Seriously, Alice and the Mad Hatter know how to rock. If you get exhausted and just need a break, Disneyland is also going to be showing a superhero movie marathon at the Tomorrowland Theater, giving parents time to recharge and kids the chance to relive their favorite superhero movie moments.

The party will also take place at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida, where Frozen’s Olaf will inaugurate the “Coolest Summer Ever” with including cool attractions in all four theme parks, cool characters, cool water parks, plus Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s going to be exhausting. I can’t wait.

Click here for more info on the Disneyland 60th, and follow the happenings on Twitter at @Disneyland, hashtag #disneyland60

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Vojtech Kacerovsky Talks About Treasures Of The Czech Republic

VoytaVojtech Kacerovsky, Director CzechTourism Los Angeles talks about the treasures of the Czech Republic and how this great destination in Central Europe, offers good prices, ease of travel and unspoiled architecture. Prague is one of the great cities of Europe and was not destroyed during war time hence the historical city looks pretty much as it did when Mozart walked the streets. Pilsen is home to great brewing and also is the European City of Culture for this year.Karlstejn_2_Ladislav_Renner_nahled