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Tallman Hotel

The Tallman Hotel in Clear Lake, California with its antique charm and settled in an unspoiled wilderness area gives you a taste of what life was like in the old West. Paul and Liz talk to Bernard and Lynne Butcher who saved it for travelers to enjoy.



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Oakwood World Wide Opens New Concepts

You may not realize that Oakwood Worldwide is one of the great hospitality brands in travel. Whether traveling on a long term business trip, an Oakwood property is the ideal place to stay. Christopher Ahearn, CEO, Oakwood Worldwide and Christine Moore, Vice President, Global Marketing, Communications and Revenue Management, gives Paul a sneak peak of their new property, Oakwood at Olympic and Olive, in Los Angeles.



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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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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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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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Janice Wald Henderson Talks Ritz Carlton Ft. Lauderdale and American River Cruising

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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.

 

 



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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.