Daily short travel features that air around the world on America Forces Radio and other networks.

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Tech Lord James DeRuvo and Preserving Travel Memories

Tech Lord James DeRuvo is back to share with Paul about some great new products that travelers are going to want to preserve those “Kodak moments,” especially those pictures taken before digital cameras.

He also talks about the emerging trend of making travel video logs and the gear you can use to make yours more cinematic.

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Places — Gary Arndt Talks About Travel Bargains In Montenegro

Gary Arndt talks with Paul about his recent travels, which have taken him to Canada (where he didn’t see the northern lights) and Montenegro.

While in Montenegro, Gary found a country whose spectacular scenery and low prices make it a star destination. His tip is to fly into the airport near Dubrovnik and drive up the coast to Kotor. Gary also shares with Paul that he is doing a guide on starting a travel blog and as one of true experts on travel blogging we heartily recommend it to anyone interested in getting started. 

 

 

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People — Tor Hagen Talks Luxury Cruising on Viking

Torstein Hagen is Chairman of Viking Cruises, which includes river and ocean cruise lines. Viking was established in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. In 2000, the company purchased Europe’s KD River Cruises in order to grow its fleet, to leverage 40 years of river cruising experience and to acquire rights to prime docking locations in key European cities. 

The creator of a truly unique luxury cruising product on both the oceans and the rivers of the world, Hagen talks with Paul and Elizabeth about his thoughts on what is making Viking such as success.

 

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People — Jennifer Dombrowski and the Secrets of Limousin France

Limousin is a lesser known area of France, but its fine wine and food are one of its most treasured secrets. It also the center of several French craft businesses making some of the world’s finest products. Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth to share some of these wonderful, yet lesser known features of the French countryside.

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People — Art Sbarsky Talks About Cruising Legend Art Rodney

Art Sbarsky, joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about how Crystal Cruises was created and about the amazing role of it’s first CEO, Art Rodney in creating what became the world’s leading luxury cruise line for many years.

They also discuss the pivotal role Rodney played in generating the modern demand for cruising with the television show the Love Boat at Princess Cruises and later how he was pivotal in creating Disney Cruise Lines. They discuss how few cruise executives have had a greater role in cruising as it exists today.

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People — Steven Miller and Disney Products Make Perfect Gifts

From princess outfits to the icon mouse ears we collected as kids, there is something magical about the products that Disney produces. We talk with Disney Consumer Products Communications Manager Steven Miller, who covers the latest and greatest merchandise products from Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line.

Steven’s Disney career began in summer 1997 and twenty years later he is still passionate about his job, which includes talking about about all the exciting new Disney merchandise offerings at the Disney Parks Blog

 

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People – Orlando Ashford Keynotes SATW Portland 2017

Orlando Ashford, President of the Holland America Line, was the keynote speaker at this year’s National Conference for the Society of American Travel Writers. He speaks of the transformative power of travel to open minds, build connections, and be inspired by our shared humanity. 

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Autos – Jeff Bracken and the LA Auto Show

Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager of Lexus joins Paul and Elizabeth at AutoMobility, the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Jeff reveals the secret behind the morpho butterfly’s brilliant blue wings, which Lexus engineers have captured on one of their top-of-the-line sports cars. How did Lexus do it? We’ll find out.

Plus, Jeff also talks about the sport utility vehicles that Lexus is introducing, including one with a 7,000-pound towing capacity.

 

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Film – Naples 44 Brings Norman Lewis’ Classic Book To Life

The late Norman Lewis is widely regarded as one of the great travel writers and his book Naples ’44: A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy, one of the great works of travel writing.
Naples 44 is now a film, and Director Francesco Patierno joins Paul and Elizabeth along with producers Francesca Barra and Davide Azzolini to discuss how the film came to be and how faithful it is to the spirit and legacy of Norman Lewis’ great book.  
Details on Naples 44 can be found at IMDB. There are brief moments when our guests are speaking in Italian but how this film came to be made is fascinating. 

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Gardens — Portland Japanese Garden

Lisa Christy with the Portland Japanese Garden shares garden lore with Paul and Elizabeth in the new library and visitor center at the garden. Widely considered one of the finest Japanese gardens in the United States it’s creation was the result of Portland community action years ago. 

 

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