LuxeAdventureTraveler‘s Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth and takes us to the Creuse, a gorgeous, pastoral area in the middle of France. She went on a bison safari, took a 6-kilometer hike with a husky, and went rail biking! She also reports on the latest developments in France’s fight against COVID-19. With cases in some parts on the rise, the government has mandated masks in all indoor public places.
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Carnival Cruise Line‘s Vance Gulliksen joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the enormous achievement of repatriating all 26,000 crew members from 119 countries after ocean cruising halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, where do you park a cruise ship when it’s not being used, and how do you maintain it? Plus, a preview of Carnival’s new Mardi Gras, scheduled to set sail in 2021.
Berlin’s Kirsten Schmidt joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal the outdoor pleasures of the city’s green spaces. The city has 2,500 parks, where people can stroll and easily practice social distancing. You can even visit a beach bar along the river. Plus, a preview of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (also called Willy Brandt), scheduled to open in October.
Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss virtual education opportunities we can all take advantage of while staying safe at home. You can attend the Mushroom Academy and learn about the health-giving benefits of those fungi. Mushroom coffee anyone? Plus, a free virtual kids’ camp from the Aquarium of the Pacific and see what the brown bears are doing in Katmai, Alaska, via explore.org’s webcam.
Heritage Barbecue‘s Daniel Castillo joins Paul and Elizabeth to salute the art and craft of great barbecue. Daniel is chef and pitmaster at Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano, California, bringing true Texas-style barbecue to Southern California. He represents a new generation of pitmasters who are enhancing traditional barbecue techniques with modern touches, such as seasonal vegetables from local farms. Two 1,000-gallon offset cookers dominate the outdoor restaurant, where thin, blue, aromatic smoke promises great barbecue.
TheTravelCamel‘s Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss great road trips, the most popular form of travel in the age of coronavirus. Shane gives tips on how to safely take road trips and shares stories about some of the world’s greatest drives. He takes us on the Pamir Highway between Tajikistan and Kyrgyztan through the spectacular Wakhan Valley, and along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Mental fuel for when we can all take these road trips again in person.
The Pursuit of History’s Lee Wright joins Paul and Elizabeth to unveil a virtual road trip to 12 of the United States’ most fascinating historical sites. The live-stream event will take place on August 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, Eastern Daylight Time. But don’t worry if you need to take a lunch break. All 12 of the hour-long episodes will be archived, so log on to AmericasSummerRoadtrip.org to get a virtual tour of each site, along with expert commentary. The program visits places across the country from New Jersey to California and includes lesser-known sites, such as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, as well as famous favorites like the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina.
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