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What’s Trending On Google Travel In February

Google Word Lens iPhone (SMALL)Technologist and trends expert LaToya Drake joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal the hottest travel topics on Google Search in February. Packing and cruising are among the things people want to know more about. They also discuss the ways Google Translate can help make travel more hassle free. Paul and Elizabeth also share some of their secrets to packing light. For more check out Google Trends.

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GroundLink Emerges As A Quality Provider of App Based Car Services At Phocuswright

DeanSivleyPhotoDean Sivley sits down with Paul and Elizabeth at Phocuswright in Los Angeles to talk about travel innovation and the car services offered by GroundLink.   At a time of controversy for companies offering apps that get you cars, Groundlink stands out for it’s integrity and business practices. GroundLink provides chauffeured black car service for business and leisure travelers in all major U.S. cities and more than 110 countries. GroundLink offers an integrated booking platform for its consumer and corporate clients that includes its website, award-winning mobile app for IPhone or Android and its 24/7 call center. GroundLink also offers the industry’s only guaranteed on-time point-to-point and airport transfer black car service that includes state-of-the-art geo-tracking for smart phone enabled users. With this feature GroundLink customers always know who their driver and car are in advance, and where their car is located at all times including before and during the ride.

Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief, of Travel Weekly, the travel industries leading publication stop by to chat with Paul and Elizabeth and they talk about the rapidly growing importance of the internet of the digital world and how it has changed how travel works today. And finally,  Tony D’Astolfo, the Managing Director of Phocuswright, talk about the importance of the show in showcasing emerging trends in digital travel. Phocuswright is the leading forum for innovation in digital travel.

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Voices From The Past — Susan B. Anthony

podsquare_LIn another of our Voices From the Past series, John Poimiroo brings us Susan B Anthony to talk about the impact the remarkable woman made on the history of the United States. For more on the region and the history of Susan B Anthony and her contribution to America, the entire Finger Lakes region is a great place to explore.

About the Finger Lakes Region

The Finger Lakes, eleven pristine lakes spread like fingers across central New York, encompasses 9,000 plus square miles of outdoor adventures and bucolic scenery. Visitors will enjoy an abundance of Thoreau-esque lakeside retreats and an array of outdoor adventures, a myriad of trails (both culinary and health-centric!), more than 100 world class vineyards, farm-to-table culinary delights, fun and educational museums peppered with hands on experiences, and internationally acclaimed annual festivals.

Women’s History in the Finger Lakes

In 1848 the first Women’s Rights Convention was organized in Seneca Falls and Susan B. Anthony called Rochester home. Visitors to the region can experience a National Women’s History Trail through Rochester, Seneca Falls and the rest of the region. A National Historic Landmark, the Susan B. Anthony House was home to this legendary suffragist during her 40 most politically active years. In addition, the region is full of history from pioneering women who laid the groundwork for women’s rights from Mary Jemison to Harriet Tubman to Clara Barton and Martha Matilda Harper.

Notable Women’s History sites also include:

–       National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House: Rochester’s first National Historic Landmark. The museum & house honor this remarkable woman who sought equal rights for all—including abolition of slavery and voting rights for women.  Anthony served as the founding vice-president, and then president, of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Visitors to Anthony’s home can stand in the living room where she was arrested for voting in the 1872 presidential election.  The visitor center, next door, tells the story of Anthony’s life through a treasure trove of memorabilia, artifacts, furnishings, and photographs.

–       Ontario County Courthouse, site of Susan B. Anthony’s famous trial in 1873.

–       Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership: Located at the University of Rochester, the site offers research opportunities, programs and events.

–       Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls: site of the first Women’s Rights Convention was held, part of Women’s Rights National Historical Park that also includes the Suffrage Press, the homes of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Ann MClintock, and a visitor center.

–       National Women’s Hall of Fame: Where exhibits and photographs share the inspiring, and often amazing, stories of hundreds of women in America-women from the past and women alive today-all celebrated here for their impact on the world.

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Zipkick Promises A New And Simplified Way To Search For And Book Travel On The Internet

bannermockup-zipkickJason Will was named one of the 35 young leaders as visionaries in the world of digital travel at the PhoCusWright Conference this year. We were fortunate to be able to snag him for a chat.  The Class of 35 interacts with the industry’s best and brightest during The PhoCusWright Conference and participation exposes the group to today’s travel luminaries as a critical step to becoming the leaders who will drive strategy, innovation and growth. Jason shared with us his plans for Zipkick and why it brings a new approach to travel. Jason explained to us that Zipkick users now have the ability to find what’s relevant without scroll bars, radio buttons or searching thousands of different options through a simple and repeatable process. They will be able to easily customize preferences, search and book in just a couple of clicks on a reliable and secure platform. How great is that? We think simplifying the travel experience on the net is essential to it’s future.

Jason Will, Zipkick CEO



NAMM Show In Anaheim Is A Huge Celebration Of What’s New In Music

podsquare_L(ARCHIVED) The year begins with the National Association of Music Merchants holding a giant show in Anaheim California to showcase the best and newest products that everyone will see in the coming year when it comes to music, music production and new ideas. While closed to the public it represents one of the must visit events in the music industry. Elizabeth and Paul visited to see what the world of music and audio production holds and came away with an inside look at the future for audio and video. From interfaces that will allow almost instant on-location blogs and podcasts to electronics that allow streaming with undreamed of ease the show is a glimpse into audio and video recording that will enable amateurs to make professional quality product on affordable budgets.


Rick Calvert Talks With Paul About New Media At TBEX Athens

RickCalvert-alone-BlogWorldRick Calvert, Co-founder of TBEX, the travel blogging exchange that has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last few years talks with Paul at TBEX Athens about the impact of blogging on travel in less than a decade. TBEX focuses attention on that by bringing the world’s top travel bloggers and experts in new media together in a high energy atmosphere to exchange ideas and network. Deals have also become a large part of the culture of the show.

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George Kakavas On Stamps And Statues In Athens’ Museums

P1020150Dr. George Kakavas is director of both Athens National Archaaelogy Museum and the Numismatic Museum. He talks with Paul about the importance of preserving antiquities and how the archaeological museum works to preserve and also extend the knowledge of Greek antiquities. The Numismatic Museum is one of the only institutions of its kind in the world. It’s collections illustrate the evolution of stamps from ancient times to the present.

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Ways to Streamline Travel with Google Travel

Google appGoogle Technologist LaToya Drake joins Paul to chat about some of Google’s travel tools. Google’s multiple ways to use search to enhance your travel experience are not limited to just finding an address. Searching multiple travel options makes for a powerful tool. For instance La Toya talks about the new offline maps feature in Google Maps for mobile to save data when you’re traveling. Simply select your location, touch the search bar and scroll down to the bottom of the info page and select “Save Offline.” You can them name the map and access it when you need it. You can also locate your destination and type “OK Maps” into the search bar and you’ll get the option to save offline. This is also a great tool for those times when WiFi/service isn’t available, or when you just don’t want to look like a tourist with your guide book! Listen for more on Google Travel tools and check out this great blog.

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Voices From The Past Features Lee Stetson As John Muir In Yosemite

lee  color  full body sit Valley viewLee Stetson has brought thousands of visitors to Yosemite National Park into the storied world of preservationist John Muir who did so much to bring attention to the plight of wilderness areas in the West. Actor Lee Stetson talks with Paul and John Poimiroo as John Muir and then as himself about his role in bringing Muir to life. The continuing series Voices From The Past is produced by John Poimiroo and Paul Lasley and is a regular feature on Traveling.

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Dave And Deb And Paul At TBEX Athens

IMG_7856Paul talks with digital nomads and bloggers, Dave and Deb about how blogging and traveling literally changed their lives. They talk about life on the road and new media at TBEX Athens.