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Shopping for Cars in a Virtual Showroom

Thinking of buying a new car? RelayCars‘ Gina Callari joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal how virtual car shopping is taking off. While you’re sheltering in place, you can research automobiles at RelayCars.com and with the RelayCars app on your smartphone. With Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, you can even feel what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat. A glimpse into a future that’s already here.


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Fast Cars and Palaces in SouthWest Germany

Learn about the delights of Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg region, in the southwest of Germany. Spokesperson Victoria Larson and Frank Krawcyzk of the region’s Stately Palaces and Gardens join Paul and Elizabeth to reveal the fun of Stuttgart’s amazing Porshe and Mercedes-Benz museums and the beauty of the area’s magnificent palaces


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Germany’s Black Forest and Amazing Baths

Christine Schoenhuber of Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg region and Thorsten Rudolph of the Black Forest Highlands join Paul and Elizabeth to share the wonders of the country’s southwest. Learn about what it’s like to hike in the Black Forest and to bask in the beauty of ever-glamorous Baden-Baden.


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Driving Trips Close to Home – Wherever Home Is

Everything-Everywhere’s Gary Arndt joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the mode of travel most likely to come back first after the coronavirus pandemic – driving trips close to home. Undiscovered treasures lie just a few hours’ drive outside your home city, whether that’s Toledo, Ohio, or Toledo, Spain.


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The True Story Behind Rosa’s Cantina in El Paso, Texas

Travel journalist Tom Adkinson regales Paul and Elizabeth with the story behind Marty Robbins’ 1960 hit song “El Paso.” Rosa’s Cantina, the song’s setting is still a restaurant and bar in this captivating West Texas city. Learn about the surprising charms of El Paso and its Southern neighbor, Ciudad Juárez.


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Visiting Australia Virtually and Planning for Future Trips

Go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, cuddle a koala, and learn about aboriginal culture – all virtually for now. Tourism Australia’s Jane Whitehead joins Paul and Elizabeth and reveals how you can experience many of the continent’s wonders from your living room through videos, live cams, and other resources. Check out Australia.com’s From the Couch section and Be Inspired to think about visiting for real when we can all travel again.


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Great Things To Do Virtually While Safe at Home

From yoga to birding, you can do fun activities around the world from the comfort and safety of your living room. Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to share some of her favorite online activities for staying sane while sheltering in place until we can all venture forth again safely.


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A Fishing Trip Turns to a Survival Saga – Part 2

Travel journalist Anietra Hamper joins Paul and Elizabeth to share the rest of her harrowing journey – from a remote fishing camp in India to her home in Ohio. The United States Embassy, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and SATW, the Society of American Travel Writers, all helped in the efforts to bring her safely home.


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A Fishing Trip Turns to a Survival Saga – Part 1

Travel Journalist Anietra Hamper traveled to India on a reporting assignment when coronavirus hit the country and hostility toward foreigners raged. For three weeks she found refuge in a remote fishing camp. She shares Part 1 of her story with Paul and Elizabeth on this program.


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Virtual Wine Tasting, a Beginner’s Guide

Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to explain how a virtual wine tasting works, what you can learn about wine in the process, and what you need to know to participate. Virtual wine tastings can be a fun way to connect with vintners and other wine lovers in this time of sheltering in place.


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