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Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel — Incredible History And A Historian

Ken Price, historian of Chicago’s Legendary Palmer House hotel,  joins Paul and Elizabeth in the hotel museum and chats about the remarkable history. With 145 years of history the hotel remains one of the legendary hotels in America. Ken talks about the famous and infamous and even tells how the hotel had the first vertical transportation system. 

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Key West Parties During Fantasy Fest Where Costumes Reign

Paul and Elizabeth chat with the new President and CEO of Fantasy Fest, Nadine Grossman Orr. She talks about taking Fantasy Fest to new artistic and creative levels. This year’s Fantasy Fest will feature such great events as the Zombie Bike Ride and a Pet Masquerade. Of course, there will always be the amazing costumes seen everywhere in Key West.

 

 



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Lufthansa’s Remarkable Aid To Puerto Rico After Maria

Pat Foley, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, joins Paul to talk about the remarkable aid effort that Lufthansa has made following Hurricane Maria. He discusses Lufthansa’s role in Puerto Rico and the fact that their base there does skilled technical maintenance on planes. Since their hangar stood up to Maria, they were able to use it as an aid base for many of their people, some of whom have lost everything. Foley also talks about the close working relationship with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Key West Mayor Talks With Paul And Elizabeth

Key West Mayor Craig Cates chats with Paul and Elizabeth about why Key West is the world famous destination it is. They talk about ocean racing and the Cuban connection. Mayor Cates assures us that Key West is ready for visitors.  

 



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Shane Dallas Find Scenery And Much More In The Mountains Near Afghanistan

Travel Camel Shane Dallas returns to talk about a life-changing trip he led to Tajikistan

 

 



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Jennifer Dombrowski Heads To Wales And Some Surprises

Jennifer Dombrowski checks in from Bordeaux, France to tell of her trip with husband Tim to Coastal Wales. They drove part of the way and discovered some fun inns, great scenery, and some neat attractions. And bad weather in Snowdonia keep them out of the mountain hikes they were looking forward to. 

 



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The Florida Keys Come Back

Andy Newman who has been spokesman for the Florida Keys for 37 years, is a Florida native and has a home in the Keys. He talks with Paul and Elizabeth about how Key West and all of the Keys are coming back after Hurricane Maria. Andy shares the details of how hurricanes can both effect a place and spare it. He also reveals that Hemingway’s six-toed cat descendants are just fine.

 

 

 



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Emily Gallagher Reveals Why Hostelling International Is Enriching Travel

Emily Gallagher talks with Paul about how Hostelling International is changing with the enlarged expectations of young travelers today. However she also stress that all age groups use hostels in order to not only experience the comraderie of other travelers that hostels pride but to stretch travel dollars. She also shares with Paul that hostels are also accomodating those who want more privacy with hotel-style rooms. She provides some great advice for those  wanting to find good reliable hostels around the world. 

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Fall Comes To California Ablaze With Color

John Poimiroo joins Paul to kickoff another Fall Color Season in California. John tells how a unique climate and changes in altitude  make the fall color season last for months in the Golden State. 

 

 



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Janice Wald Henderson Talks About Virtuoso Travel Advisors

Janice Wald Henderson joins Paul to talk about her annual journey to Virtuoso Week, the annual conference where the world’s luxury travel advisors meet to shape our view of luxury travel. Janice and Paul point out that luxury travel doesn’t have to be super expensive. However, while costing more than mass market vacations, a luxury experience can offer more in building memories and experiences for a lifetime.

Janice notes that Virtuoso Members are carefully vetted not only for experience but reputation, giving the association real integrity in a competitive world of travel. She also discusses the role of an advisor rather than just someone selling travel.



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