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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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Gary Arndt Travels To National Parks In Nevada

Gary Arndt visits the show to share his most recent adventures in his goal to see (nearly) all the National Parks in the United States. Recently he visited Nevada to explore Great Basin National Park. Arndt shares his experiences and tips for traveling to destinations in Nevada outside of Las Vegas. He also spent time at the new Tule Springs Fossil Beds (a National Monument since 2014). Listen to the full episode below and view Arndt’s photography on his website.


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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.


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Douglas Ward Talks River Cruising And His Book

Douglas Ward visits the show to talk with Paul and Elizabeth about all things river cruising. Ward has been publishing books on cruising for 32 years, is a leader in the cruising industry, and has recently expanded his expertise to river cruising. On the show he shares his experiences, talks about his new book, as well as covers new trends in river cruising (such as the recent expansion in the US and Southeast Asia). Listen to the full episode below to learn more.

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Learning Culinary Skills OnBoard Seven Seas Explorer

Join Paul for a cooking class at the Culinary Arts Kitchen aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Explorer. Paul chats with the Arts Kitchen’s Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly about the program and why guests can’t get enough of it. Chef Noelle Barille, who assists with the classes, also joins the conversation, along with Paul’s fellow pupil Jason Leppert of TravelPulse. See how fun it can be to learn to cook at sea!



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Behind The Luxury Curtain On Seven Seas Explorer With Randall Soy

Randall Soy, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, of Regent Seven Seas Cruises joins Paul and Elizabeth aboard the line’s Seven Seas Explorer. The ship has been in service since July of 2016, and we take a look at how it’s doing. Regent Seven Seas Cruises celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Randall talks about the line’s evolution, as well as its plans for the future, which include cruising to Cuba. “Our guests love to learn,” says Randall, discussing Regent Seven Seas’ Smithsonian program. The three also discuss cruise value – on a Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the cruise fare includes just about everything – and shore excursions that give a more in-depth experience than the norm. Find out what’s it like to cruise on the Seven Seas Explorer.

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An Insiders View Of Tenerife From A Resident

Stephanie Wear talks with Paul about the unique reasons to visit Tenerife and the Canary Islands. World Heritage sites, great resorts and even a super volcano to explore, Tenerife is a hit with Europeans and is beginning to attract more visitors from around the world.




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Insiders And Experts Talk About The Real Need For Travel And Medical Insurance

Beth Godlin, Aon Affinity Travel Practice president joins Paul at Phocuswright 2016 in Los Angeles to discuss travel safety and also the need for travel insurance. She speaks of changes in travel as well as the emerging demand for travel experiences. They talk about the sharing economy as well. Talking with Beth provides an insight into the developing world of travel from a global perspective. She also provides an expert assesment of the need for different types of travel and medical insurance. Elizabeth joins Paul to discuss the nuts and bolts of travel insurance.