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Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel — Incredible History And A Historian

Ken Price, historian of Chicago’s Legendary Palmer House hotel,  joins Paul and Elizabeth in the hotel museum and chats about the remarkable history. With 145 years of history the hotel remains one of the legendary hotels in America. Ken talks about the famous and infamous and even tells how the hotel had the first vertical transportation system. 

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Lufthansa’s Remarkable Aid To Puerto Rico After Maria

Pat Foley, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, joins Paul to talk about the remarkable aid effort that Lufthansa has made following Hurricane Maria. He discusses Lufthansa’s role in Puerto Rico and the fact that their base there does skilled technical maintenance on planes. Since their hangar stood up to Maria, they were able to use it as an aid base for many of their people, some of whom have lost everything. Foley also talks about the close working relationship with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Key West Mayor Talks With Paul And Elizabeth

Key West Mayor Craig Cates chats with Paul and Elizabeth about why Key West is the world famous destination it is. They talk about ocean racing and the Cuban connection. Mayor Cates assures us that Key West is ready for visitors.  

 



An Afternoon With Butterflies In Key West Are A Memory Forever

With a glass conservatory dome designed for intense storms the Key West Butterfly Conservancy is back undamaged and and provides not only great beauty but a real learning experience for visitors to Upper Duvall Street.



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Emily Gallagher Reveals Why Hostelling International Is Enriching Travel

Emily Gallagher talks with Paul about how Hostelling International is changing with the enlarged expectations of young travelers today. However she also stress that all age groups use hostels in order to not only experience the comraderie of other travelers that hostels pride but to stretch travel dollars. She also shares with Paul that hostels are also accomodating those who want more privacy with hotel-style rooms. She provides some great advice for those  wanting to find good reliable hostels around the world. 

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Janice Wald Henderson Talks About Virtuoso Travel Advisors

Janice Wald Henderson joins Paul to talk about her annual journey to Virtuoso Week, the annual conference where the world’s luxury travel advisors meet to shape our view of luxury travel. Janice and Paul point out that luxury travel doesn’t have to be super expensive. However, while costing more than mass market vacations, a luxury experience can offer more in building memories and experiences for a lifetime.

Janice notes that Virtuoso Members are carefully vetted not only for experience but reputation, giving the association real integrity in a competitive world of travel. She also discusses the role of an advisor rather than just someone selling travel.



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Max Hartshorne Of GoNomad Reveals The Joys of Canada’s Gaspe

Max Hartshorne joins Paul to talk about the joys of travel to Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, which is about as far east as you can go and still be on the mainland. The Gaspe combines French and English culture, great food, and enough scenery for a year of travel. Read all about Max’s journey here.

 

 

 



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Greg Geronemus Talks About Getting The Best Deal On Your Next Tour

Greg Geronemus co-founder of Smartours  joins Paul to discuss travel costs and how to control them. Greg brings his expertise as a successful tour operator to the subject and helps to dispel myths about tours and touring. This time they discuss Cuba, Europe and Asia and why each offers unique opportunities for touring.

 



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Gary Arndt Chases Storms And The Eclipse

Global Correspondent, Gary Arndt joins Paul to talk about his latest adventure  which combined storm chasing with eclipse watching. Of course joining a storm watcher tour requires clouds and watching the eclipse requires clear skies. So that means a lot of driving. Gary describes the advantages of having a van and a driver who knew the territory along the path of totality.  

You can check out some marvelous images Gary has taken on his travels at his Instagram account here.

 

 

 



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Jennifer Dombrowski Visits Toulouse For A World Of Wine And Airbus

Our correspondent, Jennifer Dombrowski lives in Bordeaux and brings France, and her global travels with husband Tim, to Traveling. Jennifer joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss her recent trip to Toulouse, France, where she discovered an amazing world of wine that serves as an educational resource.

Jennifer also reveals a passion for airplanes and discusses the tour she took of the huge Airbus plant where the mammoth 380s are built. 

 



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