Ideas, interviews and conversations about the most interesting places to stay in travel. From Luxury resorts to budget priced motels we cover it all.

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Places — Leon Liberman Talks Spain, Paradors, Pintxos And Architecture

Leon Liberman, our correspondent about all things Spain, updates us on things not to miss this year. As always, Leon offers valuable tips on how to get beneath the surface of Spain, whether staying in a Parador, sampling pintxos (Basque tapas), or tasting artisanal chocolate.

Some of Leon’s latest Spanish finds … Architect Antoni Gaudi’s first completed building recently opened to the public in Barcelona, and  Malaga surprises with great museums.

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Places — JetSetSarah Talk Caribbean After The Hurricanes

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is an award-winning travel journalist, TV host and self-described “Carivangelist,” who ventures to the beach and beyond to share the diverse culture, lifestyle and people of the world’s favorite warm-weather destination. Based in Miami, the former travel editor of Caribbean Journal and executive editor of Caribbean Travel + Life magazine is also jetsetter-in-chief at JetSetSarah.com, where her two passions – the Caribbean and shopping – meet (her not-so-hidden talent is the ability to sniff out a “shopportunity,” no matter where in the world she may be).
 
Sarah joins with Paul and Elizabeth to bring us up to date on the Caribbean and why it remains such a popular vacation destination.  Sarah shares secrets  about great places to visit and things the locals do to enjoy the islands.
 
 Follow her adventures on twitter and Instagram at @JetSetSarah, and at Facebook.com/JetSetSarah.

 

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Places — Bürgenstock – The Legendary Resort of Switzerland Reinvents Itself

Bürgenstock, on a promontory overlooking Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne, has a renowned hospitality history. The first hotel opened here in 1873, and in the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in the Bürgenstock Chapel. The resort closed for several years, but has recently reopened as the Burgenstock Hotels and Resort, Lake Lucerne.
 
The resort’s general manager, Robert Herr joins Paul and Elizabeth to share news about what the resort is like today: with three hotels, three swimming pools, and restaurants serving everything from rosti potatoes and raclette to haute cuisine. And on nearby hikes, you just might encounter cows with bells.
 
Learn about Bürgenstock, old and new in this delightful podcast.
 

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Places — Embracing Authentic Ireland With MP Brendan Griffin

Perhaps no other country on earth welcomes visitors with as much warmth as Ireland. Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport for the Republic of Ireland, joins Paul and Elizabeth for a chat about ways that visitors can meet the Irish people, learn about its rich culture, and experience its scenic beauty.
 
Drive the Wild Atlantic Way, learn to milk a cow or shear a sheep, and explore pre-historic sites. Also, what impact will Brexit have on Ireland? Hear what Minister Griffin predicts.
 

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People — Margie Goldsmith Talks About Fishing In Abacos, Bahamas

Correspondent Margie Goldsmith chats with Paul about her recent fishing trip to the Abacos, in the Bahamas, and why even rank amateurs can have a blast. She also discusses why the Abacos have such a powerful lure for anyone seeking a place to really get away. 

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News — Sonoma County Welcomes Visitors After Fires

Correspondent John Poimiroo joins Paul to talk about the recovery of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County after last year’s devastating fires.

John reports that most wineries and attractions were unaffected by the fire with farm trails and great wine enriching any Sonoma County visit. Revealing the fascinating story of the Flamingo Hotel, a mid-century modern icon that evokes images of the Rat Pack days, John says  that visitors are welcome and wanted. 

 

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People — Jennifer Dombrowski and the Secrets of Limousin France

Limousin is a lesser known area of France, but its fine wine and food are one of its most treasured secrets. It also the center of several French craft businesses making some of the world’s finest products. Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth to share some of these wonderful, yet lesser known features of the French countryside.

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People — Janice Wald Henderson Traveling and Fine Dining in Japan

Janice Wald Henderson who reports on fine dining and cruise experiences regularly on our show, returns to chat with Paul about the continually evolving world of Japanese dining in and around Tokyo.

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Los Angeles’ Oldest Family Owned Restaurant and its Amazing Collection Of Scotch Whisky

Paul chats with John Lindquist, General Manager of the Tam O’Shanter in Los Angeles. The Tam has been owned by the Frank family has hosted film stars, friends and local characters for 95 years. While lunch and dinner at the Tam is an institution, the restaurant under Lindquist’s stewardship has amassed a world-class collection of 300 examples of some incredible Scotch whisky. The atmosphere is dedicated to Scotland and it has an extensive collection of family tartans as well. 

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Places — Martinique The French Caribbean Island Spared By A Hurricane

Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas at Martinique Promotion Bureau, joins Paul and Elizabeth to share her thoughts on why the island remains so popular with visitors. Flights arrive daily from around the world bringing visitors who come for sun but also the unique French culture found on the island.