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Douglas Ward talks River Cruising

Douglas Ward, the world’s leading expert on cruising and the author of the latest edition the Berlitz: Guide to River Cruising in Europe joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the positives of a river cruise vacation. The discuss why its so popular and which lines appeal to different markets and why. Find out which line served Paul the finest food he has ever had afloat.

 

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Marybeth Bond Says Calgary Stampede Is A World Class Event

Marybeth Bond and friends.

The Gutsy Traveler, Marybeth Bond, returns from the 2018 Calgary Stampede and chats with Paul about the reasons Canada throws a great party. It’s not just about the West and cowboys but about the First Nations people and the contributions all have made to the western culture in Alberta

 

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Nancy Friedman: Get Great Service While Traveling

Nancy Friedman joins Paul to talk about decades of travel experience and the fundamentals that anyone can use to get great service while traveling. Nancy is a recognized expert on customer service and she shares with Paul her insights and tips to make travel as smooth as possible. They even talk about getting good service on the phone. 

 

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Marybeth Bond Walks The South Of France

Marybeth Bond, aka The Gutsy Traveler, chats with Paul about an English company that organizes walking tours for individuals and small groups. She walked with them on a tour of small towns in the South of France, and staying in small inn each night. She discovered a culture and space of life that could only have been found by walking the countryside.

 

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Santa Fe Has History of Amazing Food And Art

Joanne Hudson joins Paul and Elizabeth to chat about Santa Fe, New Mexico during the 27th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. She talks about the emerging art scene of contemporary Native American Art. Rooted in History but fresh and very contemporary artists are forging new ground. There is also one of the largest concentrations of fine art galleries anywhere along a fabled mile in Santa Fe.

 

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Steve Perillo Carries On The Family Tradition Touring Italy

Paul and Elizabeth chat with Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Tours, both a pioneer and a leader in escorted tours to Italy. Steve represents the third generation of the family business. And he shares how his family worked to make Italy a popular destination for American tourists after WW II. Today they are leaders in touring Italy.

 

 

 

 

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Chef Pierre-Marie LePrince Creates Culinary Experiences For Princess Cruises 

Chef Pierre-Marie LePrince, Director of Culinary Experience, Princess Cruises chats with Paul about the new dining experiences for the Princess fleet and some of his thoughts about what passengers want. They discuss trends and new ideas for dining at sea. 

 

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Cruising Ganges With Pandaw: A New Way To See India

Paul talks with Marco Rosa about the remarkable history of Pandaw Cruises and the company’s relationship with Myanmar and Southeast Asia. They also talk about the new cruises in India which open up a new and very comfortable way to see the country from its rivers.

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Places — Shane Dallas Talks About The Czech Republic, Ostrava and TBEX

Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the real attractions of the Czech Republic. They also talk about TBEX, and how the international conference has grown to reflect today’s changing digital media landscape. 

 

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James DeRuvo Goes to Comic-Con, and some other family oriented adventures

Family Travel and Tech Lord James DeRuvo spent the summer taking his family to several “cons” including the grand daddy of them all, San Diego Comic-Con. He joins us to talk about those 4 heady days of pop culture, why he’s taking his teenager to PowerMorphicon, and how a con is not only a great way to celebrate pop culture, but a fun family vacation as well.

PowerMorphicon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the longest running kids TV series … the Power Rangers. Based on the Super Sentai hero series from Japan, this martial arts kids show has grown into a toy, movie and even comic-con powerhouse. And the 2018 POWER MORPHICON CONVENTION is the largest Power Rangers fan fest in the world.  And if you’re in the Orange County area and are a Ranger fan, you can still get tickets on the day you arrive! 

In addition to meeting their favorite actors from Power Rangers, fans and convention attendees will be able to purchase some convention exclusive merchandise. These special convention-only items are available for pre-order with your paid convention membership (attending or non-attending), or at the expo during the show. Items include the exclusive Lord Drakkon figurine (throne sold separately) and the black and gold Megazord Funko Pop! figurine. A convention-exclusive Power Morphicon Convention T-shirt is available for purchase, as well as metal Morphin’ Coins and specialized merchandise for Membership Tier.

Convention Hours: 

Day 0 – Thursday August 16th – Special Signing Event with Austin St. John (Hours to be announced)

Day 1 – Friday August 17th – Badge pickup begins 12pm – Floor hours 4pm-10pm 

(Open to pre-registered full-show pass holders only)

Day 2 – Saturday August 18th – Floor hours 10am-6pm 

(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)

Day 3 – Sunday August 19th – Floor hours 10am-5pm 

(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)

You can follow Power Morphicon Convention on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Official-Power-Morphicon-Convention-226350690636/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PowerMorphicon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialpowermorphicon

Listen to James’ special report here!