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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 – Shane Dallas Talks Luxury Stays in the Castles of Ireland

Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about something many don’t think of when discussing Ireland … having a luxury vacation in one of its historic castles.

 

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Hotels — Allison Inn and Spa, Managing Director, Pierre Zriek

Pierre Zreik is the Managing Director of one of the best luxury resorts in Oregon’s wine country,  The Allison Inn and Spa. He talks with Paul about what really makes a great hotel and it isn’t price. 

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Commodore Everette Hoard Shares His Love Of The Queen Mary

Commodore Everette Hoard talks about the history and maritime achievements of The RMS Queen Mary, one the greatest liners to ever sail the seas.

Now docked permanently in Long Beach, California, the ship is now a hotel and tourist attraction, but it still remains the last remaining example of the golden age of the great liners.

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Tallman Hotel

The Tallman Hotel in Clear Lake, California with its antique charm and settled in an unspoiled wilderness area gives you a taste of what life was like in the old West. Paul and Liz talk to Bernard and Lynne Butcher who saved it for travelers to enjoy.

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Oakwood World Wide Opens New Concepts

You may not realize that Oakwood Worldwide is one of the great hospitality brands in travel. Whether traveling on a long term business trip, an Oakwood property is the ideal place to stay. Christopher Ahearn, CEO, Oakwood Worldwide and Christine Moore, Vice President, Global Marketing, Communications and Revenue Management, gives Paul a sneak peak of their new property, Oakwood at Olympic and Olive, in Los Angeles.

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Margie Goldsmith Explores The Best Of Swiss Ski Resorts

   

Margie Goldsmith, the Snow Lover  and collector of cow bells, traveled via Swiss International Airlines on a travel pass on the Swiss Travel System which also includes  50% price reduction on most mountain railways and free admission to nearly 500 museums. She stayed in Swiss Deluxe Hotels  and talked about on the air some of the best in Switzerland  including: The Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, The Grand Hotel Kronenhof PontresinaThe Tschuggen Grand Hotel, ArosaThe Widder Hotel.  She dined at: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz  and  The Arosa Kulm Hotelhttp://www.arosakulm.ch/en/ Although she does express reservations about raclette and fondue we are confident the Swiss people will welcome her back at anytime. However they will protect their cowbells. There is more information at Switzerland.  

 

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Explore Sunny Isles Beach Miami

Sunny Isles Beach Miami is tucked away on 2.5 miles of beach along a barrier island, just outside Miami, Florida. Many people traveling to Miami might be familiar with it, as it’s visible from the drive to Miami from Fort Lauderdale. Its hotels (all of which are beachfront) range from 5 star and 5 diamond to retro art deco. Known as a family friendly spring break destination, the city boasts something to do for virtually everyone. From yoga on the beach, fine dining, outdoor activities at Oleta River State Park, cultural areas, to fishing off the pier, there’s a wide variety of things to enjoy.


To learn more about visiting Sunny Isles Beach Miami, including what it was like to be there during Hurricane Matthew, listen to the full podcast below or visit their website.
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Legendary Fishing at Alaska’s Waterfall Resort

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Geoff Stevens visits the show from the Waterfall Resort in Alaska. It’s located on an island off the west coast of Canada, almost to Washington state. The nearest town—Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska—is only a 90 minute flight from Seattle. The islands have a warm current, which brings nutrients that attract salmon, halibut, swordfish, and more. Geoff shares the history of the resort’s location of 52 acres on scenic coastline in the 2nd largest rainforest outside of the Amazon. Fishing is a main draw of the resort, but with food, amenities, and a number of activities to enjoy, there is much to do on the island.

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Margie Goldsmith Visits Philadelphia (Part 1 of 2)

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International travel journalist Margie Goldsmith visits the show to share her unique take on travel. Part one of a two part series, Margie talks about a recent trip to Philadelphia. She shares tips and history from the city as well as lesser-known areas to visit and historic areas to visit that can’t be missed. She also visited the recently renovated Ritz Carlton in the city. Listen to learn how to get the most out of any visit to the city of brotherly love (including where to get the best soft pretzels). Next up: Margie takes us to upstate New York in Part 2