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Jim Markel Makes The World’s Best UnWheeled Luggage And Travels Responsibly

Jim Markel Makes The World’s Best UnWheeled Luggage And Travels Responsibly

Posted by on April 22, 2015  |  Add Reply

Former US Marine rigger, Jim Markel, builds Red Oxx Luggage in a workshop in Billings, Montana. Backed by a simple ironclad guarantee, and built to the best specifications, we’ve traveled with it for years and speak from experience. Jim joins us here to talk about the quality that makes his luggage special but also his attitudes […]

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Ted Bravos and ITMI Have Made Tour Directing Into A Career

Ted Bravos and ITMI Have Made Tour Directing Into A Career

Posted by on April 15, 2015  |  Add Reply

Ted Bravos and the International Tour Management Institute, that he founded, have made being a tour director a career. He has trained thousands of people in the art and craft of being tour managers and most of his graduates find work in this fascinating niche iin the travel business. Think traveling and getting paid to […]

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Krav Maga Is Workout As Well As Excellent Self Defense For Travelers

Krav Maga Is Workout As Well As Excellent Self Defense For Travelers

Posted by on April 14, 2015  |  Add Reply

Combining exercise and what they refer to as reality-based self defense Krav Maga is ideal for travelers. Paul chats with Howard Mallen who is the co-founder and CEO of Krav Maga Worldwide. Howard began training in Krav Maga at age twelve receiving instruction directly from Chief Instructor Darren Levine, who brought Krav Maga to the United States […]

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Gary Oster Talks About Importance of Travel To US And Reveals Great Deals

Gary Oster Talks About Importance of Travel To US And Reveals Great Deals

Posted by on April 7, 2015  |  Add Reply

Gary Oster of  the U.S. Travel Association chats with Paul and Elizabeth about the Associations’s sixth annual Daily Getaways program. It runs though April and new deals appear most weekdays at 1pm. You have to move with lightning speed since they sell out quickly. Gary talks about some of the incredible deals that can be had with savings […]

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Marc Patterson Wifi Guru With Boingo Talks Wifi And Travel

Marc Patterson Wifi Guru With Boingo Talks Wifi And Travel

Posted by on April 6, 2015  |  Add Reply

Marc Patterson of Boingo talks WIFI and connectivity while traveling. Paul and Marc discuss the advantages and disadvantages of keeping in touch while traveling. From years of experience on the road they share tips and tricks for using WIFI and also the advantages of Boingo, especially when it comes to security. Paul points out the advantages […]

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Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books Has A Travel Focus

Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books Has A Travel Focus

Posted by on April 1, 2015  |  Add Reply

Catharine Hamm, travel editor of The Los Angeles Times, talks with Paul about the Festival of Books and the program which includes many experts who can share their expertise in travel. It costs nothing to attend the Festival but there are packages available that can add to the experience. Experts such as TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez and […]

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Internet At Sea That’s Faster Than At Home

Internet At Sea That’s Faster Than At Home

Posted by on April 1, 2015  |  Add Reply

Bill Martin with Royal Caribbean International talks with Paul about fast WIFI at sea on the four newest cruise ships of Royal Caribbean. Low earth orbit satellites and ground breaking technology have made the dream of fast internet at sea a reality. Bill explains how the system works and how popular it is with those […]

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Master Story Teller And Travel Editor Spud Hilton Weaves Great Tales

Master Story Teller And Travel Editor Spud Hilton Weaves Great Tales

Posted by on March 26, 2015  |  Add Reply

Spud Hilton, award winning travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, talks with Paul about what makes great travel writing and both agree, “it’s the story stupid”. Today’s bloggers often forget that people love to read stories. Spud also talks about the necessity of bringing back stories and observations about places that convey a true sense of […]

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Travel Skills Provide Valuable Lessons In One Miami School

Travel Skills Provide Valuable Lessons In One Miami School

Posted by on March 20, 2015  |  Add Reply

Maria Newman joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss a teaching program at Cutler Bay Senior High School in Miami. The school program is giving students a chance to earn college credits while learning skills useful in the travel industry. Along the way they also learn life skills and valuable lessons about how travel, the world’s […]

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Just Ahead Is The Perfect Driving App For Touring U.S. National Parks

Just Ahead Is The Perfect Driving App For Touring U.S. National Parks

Posted by on March 8, 2015  |  Add Reply

Bob Howells joins Paul for an indepth look at what just may be the perfect app for exploring our National Parks by car. Just Ahead tells you where to go in our most popular National Parks using GPS guidance and combining expert knowledge and accurate information. It blends technology with serious travel information in a […]

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