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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.

 

Celebrity Edge Heightens Cruise Ship Entertainment



Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, scheduled to enter service in December, promises to be as innovative in its entertainment as in its design. Becky Thompson-Foley, Associate Vice President, Entertainment, for Celebrity, joins Paul and Elizabeth to preview what’s in store for passengers. The Theatre will be the most technologically advanced performance space at sea, says Thompson-Foley, noting that the main stage will be three-quarters round, with additional stages, two rotating spiral staircases, and 10 panoramic projection screens. “The audience will be immersed in the production,” she says. Productions will run the gamut from a Shakespeare-inspired romp to the multimedia Kaleidoscope. Tune in to this podcast for a fun preview of some of the most exciting entertainment on the high seas.

 

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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.

Wine Month In California

Nancy Light of the Wine Institute joins Paul again this year to talk about the events that wineries in California will hold to celebrate Wine Month in September.