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Charleston Hyatt Is Two Hotels Together

The Hyatt Place in Charleston, South Carolina is actually two hotels in one. Rachel Frost, director of marketing for Hyatt House joins Paul to talk about this unique new concept that’s the first of its kind in the United States.

 

 



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Charleston Is A City With Character And A Soul

Helen Hill is CEO of Explore Charleston. As a life long Charlestonian, Helen has seen the city grow to become a prime visitor destination.  She joins Paul to talk about her insights, and the tragedy at Mother Emmanuel church in 2015.

Rather than suffer the fate of so many other cities with unrest, the entire community followed the lead of the families involved in the tragedy and not only forgave  but worked actively to help the community. It was a defining act of forgiveness when the call might easily be for vengeance.

 



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Jennifer Dombrowski Talks About Nepal Trekking

Correspondent Jennifer Dombrowski talks with Paul about the realities of trekking in Nepal. Surprisingly you can even have pizza on your trek. Katmandhu is surprising and she finds that everything about the country is different in some ways much different  than she imagined. Check out her travels with husband, Tim Davis at LuxeAdventureTraveler.

 



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Greg Geronemus Of Smartours Talks Cuba And Egypt

Correspondent Greg Geronemus discusses with Paul and Elizabeth how Smartours is still providing affordable travel to Cuba – now, “the world’s most expensive travel destination,” according to Greg. He clarifies for us what the recent Trump Administration updates to Cuba policy mean for Americans traveling there. The company is also once again offering tours to Egypt. Egypt is affordable and the people are welcoming and very hospitable. Greg points out that the Egypt tours are selling out.



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Leon Liberman Talks Spain, Paradors, and Pinchos

Discover the Spain you didn’t know existed.. Spain expert Leon Liberman joins Paul and Elizabeth again to reveal some of the country’s lesser known treasures. Learn why Paradors offer great value as well as insights into Spain’s culture and history, and how to make use of an abundance of resources. Explore Bilbao and learn about “pinchos” culture (the region’s distinctive tapas) and thrill to the joy of riding on Spain’s trains, among the best in Europe. Listening to Leon, you’ll feel as though you’re relaxing in a sidewalk cafe in Barcelona.

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Flexbook and Hotels By Day Are Perfect Solutions For Travelers

Yannis Moati, ceo and co-founder of both Flexbook and Hotels By Day joins Paul to talk about the new site which allows flexible check in times for hotels. The sites are perfect for global travelers dealing with flights arriving early or leaving late and needing hotels available for checkin at varying hours.

Yannis has a rich background of 15 years in travel, from guiding tours in Europe at a young age, to co-founding an exotic travel agency, and then directing a New York-based global tour operator company. Throughout his professional life, for both his clients and personal travels, Yannis had to always pull strings to get a more personalized hotel check-in or check-out times.

Frustration turned to illumination, witnessing first-hand the important customer behavioral shifts of the ‘on-demand’ economy: something could be done in boosting hotel revenues by selling un-committed inventory for the day. Read More



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Marcus Hibdon, Voodoo Donuts, and the City of Roses

Marcus Hibdon of Visiting Portland joins us to talk about Portland Oregon. From VooDoo Donuts, to food carts, to how easy it is to get around, the City of Roses is a prime vacation destination and the best kept secret in travel. 



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JIm Markel Red Oxx Luggage

Jim Markel spent half his life as a Marine rigger.Now he’s taken that tough attitude and philosophy and put it into designing  Red Oxx Luggage.  Made in The USA in Billings, Montana.

Paul and Elizabeth have bought and used Red Oxx for years and it as close to the perfect luggage as they have found. Jim and Paul talk about luggage and most of all travel. Jim is a regular on Traveling.



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Susan Portnoy and Touring with Your Camera

Award winning photographer and insatiable traveler Susan Portnoy joins us to talk about photo tours and how traveling with your camera is one of the best ways to see the world.  Susan shares how to choose a photo tour by looking to see what inspires.



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A Grand Colorado State of Mind

Roving reporter John Poimiroo and Gaylene Ore join us to talk about Grand County Colorado, a charming place in the Rockies which not only has an authentic, historical vibe, but their dude ranches are a great place to visit, no matter what season you’re in.



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