Gary Arndt Talks Netherlands, Travel, Photography, and More

In this episode we welcome Gary Arndt back to the show as he’s recently returned from his first trip of 2017 to the Netherlands. On this trip he visited Utrecht, Rotterdam, and more and talks to Paul about the culture, architecture, history, and food and more. 

Gary also shares about his new Facebook group, Everything and Everywhere Travel Community. A group created for well-traveled people to share knowledge and travel info and tips. He and Paul also talk about the rise of online travel writing and photography, as well as Gary’s upcoming online class about how anyone can take better travel pictures. Listen to the full episode below for all the details, and visit Gary’s website for pictures and more.

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Shane Dallas Reports on Some of the Best Cities Around the World

Regular guest Shane Dallas is back to talk about his most recent travel experiences and share what’s new since he last visited the show. First off, he’s recently been announced as Conference Director, Europe for TBEX, and his new travel tours are off to a great start. 

He and Paul discuss changes in travel over the past few decades, including airline accommodations and more. They also talk about some of the most exciting and greatest cities to visit around the world including Isfahan in Iran and Kyoto in Japan. For more, listen to the full episode below and visit his website The Travel Camel

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Jennifer Dombrowski Visits to Talk All Things Truffles

Jennifer Dombrowski returning OnTravel correspondent, visits once again from Bordeaux, France to talk about all things truffle. 

Jennifer recently went truffle hunting and shares her experiences, as well as information about truffles, what she likes about them, why the cost so much, and some favorite ways to enjoy them with food. 

She then shifts to a different type of truffle, chocolate. From her quest to find the best in Wester France and more. To hear more listen to the full episode below and visit her website

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Margie Goldsmith’s Amazing Adventures In The Andes

Today’s episode comes straight from the NYT Travel Show with regular OnTravel correspondent Margie Goldsmith. This time Margie shares stories from a wide variety of exciting trips. From one of her first trips as a freelance travel writer in the Cloud Forrest in Peru, to desert vacations, and road trips on motorcycles. 

In the episode below you’ll hear firsthand about Margie’s incredible excursions including her recent motorcycle trip from San Francisco, through Yosemite, which ended in Reno. She also talks with Paul and Elizabeth about inspirations from the NYT Travel show and much more. Listen to the full episode below, and be sure to follow Margie on Instagram to see where her next adventure takes her.  

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Wendy Wu Tours Offers Exclusive China And Asia Insights

In this episode we visit with Leslie Peden, president of Wendy Wu Tours, visits to share travel insights, trends, and tips when traveling to China and beyond. China continues to grow in popularity as one of the hottest travel destination and Leslie talks about the various unique experiences their tours offer from iconic local sights (like pandas and the Great Wall) to one-on-one local and authentic culinary experiences. In addition to all things China, Leslie talks about other destinations Wendy Wu Tours is seeing growing in popularity. For more information listen to the full podcast below and visit the Wendy Wu Tours website.

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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.