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People — Max Hartshorne Visits Scenic Austria Without Crowds

Max Hartshorne, Editor of GoNomad, talks with Paul about a recent trip to Vorarlberg, Austria. You can read about Max’s adventure here. It’s an area that meets every expectation about what Austria should be. 

Image Credit – Max Hartshorne

 

 

 

 

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Margie Goldsmith Goes To Portland Maine And Discovers Island Life

Margie Goldsmith joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about her recent trip out to a remarkable island in Cosco Bay. Portland, Maine is growing in stature as a place for great dining and she find all that and more at two amazing hotels.

While staying at the Portland Harbor Hotel she discovered that they have another hotel out on a small island in Cosco Bay. The Inn at Diamond Cove, she discovered, is a world apart and one that will being you back for more. Oh and there are lobster rolls. 

 

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People — Hannah Sampson Talks the Evolution of Disney World

Hannah Sampson, News Editor of SKIFT joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about her recent visit to Walt Disney World and the chance to interview executives about their evolving plans for the Disney Hollywood Studios complex.

You can find her  story here

 

 

 

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People — Marybeth Bond Finds Walking In France A Way To Meet Great People

Marybeth Bond joins Paul to talk about the joys of walking and hiking through the South of FranceOn Foot Holidays  an English walking company, offers 30+ self-guided walking tours in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech R, Austria.

The walking tour may be done with a guide or customized just for you and friends.  The hikes are graded for difficulty and there are often shortening options. You will only carry your lunches, while your luggage was transferred to the next night’s accommodation.  A map with route instructions, all hotel reservations, breakfasts, most dinners and lunches were provided by On Foot Holidays.

 

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People –Travel Leaders New Program Assists Veterans In Careers

Jackie Friedman joins Paul and Elizabeth on this podcast originally broadcast on AFN, to discuss an innovative new program designed to aid veterans who want careers in the travel industry through the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow course. With full scholarships and expert training and guidance, the program gives veterans a headstart in a career that builds on their experience around the world. 

Travel Leaders Group and Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency, are introducing a new program for military veterans that provides scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for training to become an independent travel consultant. In addition, once participants are ready to launch their agency, Nexion will waive all membership fees for eligible scholarship recipients for up to 24 months.  The program has been officially endorsed by AMVETS (American Veterans), one of country’s leading military veterans support and advocacy organizations.

Recipients of the Nexion Veterans in Travel scholarships will attend the award-winning, multi-course Travel Leaders of Tomorrow training program featuring highly experienced instructors, comprehensive online courses, weekly live instruction in a small study group and guidance in preparing a business plan for their future travel agency. Tuition for the full program normally costs $1,800. Nexion and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow are both part of Travel Leaders Group, one of the country’s largest travel agency companies.

“The travel agent profession is very much thriving and growing,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion.  “We are in need of a greater number of travel professionals and it’s an occupation that offers tremendous flexibility in terms of schedule and location with many agents working from home. It would be an ideal career choice for many veterans.”  Friedman added, “Once they are ready to establish their agency, they will receive support through Nexion coaching and peer mentorship. In fact, we have a number of Nexion travel professionals who have a military background and have volunteered to serve as professional mentors to those who graduate from Nexion Veterans in Travel.”

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People –David DeVoss Finds Good Government, A Flourishing Economy And Gorillas In Rwanda

David DeVoss joins Paul on this podcast to talk about his recent trip with Peter Greenberg to Rwanda. Peter was filming another in his Royal Tour series with Rwandan President, Paul Kagame. DeVoss, a respected journalist with extensive international experience describes how Rwanda is leading Africa into a progressive future under Kagame’s leadership. He speaks of the amazing strides the country has made with the ecology. You’ll have to listen to find out about whether he ended up seeing gorillas. 

 

 

 

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Places — Hong Kong Reveals A Rich Cultural Heritage On Walking Tour

Hong Kong’s immigrant past and a rich cultural heritage shine on a day-long walking tour of the city’s Sham Shui Po neighborhood. Tour Supervisor Daisy Fu and guide Francis Lau of Eco Travel Limited share fascinating stories of Hong Kong’s history and development. A dim sum lunch, a snack at a Bean Curd factory, and visits to Taoist temples bring the city’s story to life. Join Paul and Elizabeth on this enlightening journey. Paul and Elizabeth spent some time in Hong Kong prior to boarding Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 for a segment of its World Cruise.

 

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Places — Hong Kong’s Shangri-La Hotel Brings The Best Of East And West

Join Paul and Elizabeth as they chat with Philip Dewar the general manager of the Kowloon Shangri-La in the lobby over tea. Dewar explains why Hong Kong hotels remain some of the best in the world and why they excel in service. The lobby of the Shangri-La is dominated by a huge mural of the mythical Shangri-La from James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon. Paul and Elizabeth stayed at the Kowloon Shangri-La prior to Boarding Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 for a segment of its 2018 World Cruise.

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Rivercruises– Dining On The Rivers Of Europe With Janice Wald Henderson

Paul chats with correspondent Janice Wald Henderson about the dining experience aboard river cruises like the cruise Paul and Elizabeth just finished on AMA Waterways AmaLea. Both he and Janice found the cuisine on different cruises to be exceptions. Not fussy, creative and reflecting the countries the ships sailed through. They also talked about cruises aboard Uniworld ships where both the decor and the cruisine are kicked up a notch. Elizabeth and Paul sailed on the inaugural of the Catherine a couple fo years ago and found the food exceptional. Janice remembers the food being really innovative on her cruise.

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Places — Jennifer Dombrowski Visits Muscat And Oman

Correspondent Jennifer Dombrowski visits Oman and Muscat and discovers a beautiful country that welcomes visitors with comfort and tremendous scenic wonders. She also discovers an underwater world of wonder that she describes as scuba diving in an aquarium. The reefs are unspoiled and the fish are spectacular.