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Anne Banas Explores The French Caribbean For Smarter Travel

Anne Banas 2014Anne Banas Executive Editor of Smarter Travel.com joins Paul and Elizabeth to report on a recent trip to the French Islands of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. She finds great food and some spectacular scenery along with welcoming people. Guadeloupe is a great Caribbean destination.

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Anne Banas of Smarter Travel Reveals She Has Toured Apiaries

2013-Anne-BanasAnne Banas, Executive Editor of Smarter Travel shares her love of honey with Paul and Elizabeth. It’s true that luxury hotels and even Notre Dame have bee hives on the roof. Not only do the bees provide honey for the kitchens but the establishments are doing their part to preserve and protect honey bees. They also talk about how to take advantage of some little known tricks to get the most out of your next flight.

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Anne Banas And Smarter Travel Hit The Highways Of America

2013 Anne Banas headshot - blue ORIGINAL backblur (3)Anne Banas joins  Paul and Elizabeth to talk about recent columns at Smarter TravelIn this edition she hits the road for summer road trips. Great stories and great trips.

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Anne Banas Shares Smarter Travel Tips For Summer

2013-Anne-BanasAnne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel.com chats with Paul and Elizabeth about summer travel and how to snare the best deals. Anne share tips from the correspondents at Smarter Travel and Elizabeth and Paul talk about great summer trips.

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Anne Banas Talks About Dining In Copenhagen

2013-Anne-BanasAnne, who is executive editor of Smarter Travel and a regular correspondent for Traveling, talks with Paul about her recent whirlwind trip to Copenhagen and the surprising culinary scene in the city. They also talk about openfaced sandwiches and frying fish. And of course Anne is heading to Vienna so we talk briefly about the cafe scene in that city and how Europeans take advantage of cafes as places to socialize.

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SmarterTravel’s Anne Banas Discovers Another Side Of Victoria

2013-Anne-BanasAnne Banas, correspondent here at Traveling and Executive Editor of Smarter Travel.com joins Paul and Elizabeth  to talk about Victoria, British Columbia and what a difference the seasons make. Anne discover restaurants, boutique hotels and a quieter side of Victoria without the crowds of summer. Anne couldn’t resist afternoon tea at the Fairmont’s Empress Hotel right across from the Parliament Buildings.

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Anne Banas Of Smarter Travel Checks Out The Best Pastries Around The World

2013-Anne-BanasAnne Banas, Executive Editor of Smarter Travel and travel correspondent here at OnTravel, chats with Paul and Elizabeth about the 14 best pastries for the holidays around the world. They discuss great pastry experiences and why the holidays are the best time to experience great pastries. Anne is of course a pastry chef, as well as being a top editor and lends a certain culinary delight to her conversations here. And we should say tht during this interview Paul and Elizabeth were munching their first slice of Loison, panettone from Italy. It’s made with Late Mandarin of Ciaculli of Palermo in Sicily. There is nothing quite like it and it’s a tradition here at OnTravel.

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Anne Banas Discovers Some Surprises In The Azores

2013 Anne Banas headshot - blue ORIGINAL backblur (3)Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com shares some of her discoveries from a recent trip to the Azores. There’s wine, cuisine and even some pastry to talk about as Anne shares highlights of the trip. She writes in Smarter Travel about the Azores:

Isolated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores, a Portuguese island chain unknown to most Americans, feels remote but is actually closer to the U.S. than any other point in Europe. Each of the nine volcanic islands—from main island Sao Miguel to the tiny isle of Corvo (population: about 400)—exudes a distinct character. But all of the islands are rooted in Old World charm and offer plenty of ways to experience local culture and the outdoors. Feel the spray from the world’s biggest mammals on a whale watch, hike up calderas to pristine crater lakes, or go spelunking though extinct lava tubes. Just be sure to make time to savor the local cuisine, which prides itself on wine, artisan-made cheeses, and seafood from the islands’ rich ocean waters.

You can check out more of Anne’s impressions of the Azores and some great photos here.

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Anne Banas of Smarter Travel Talks About Her First Impressions Of Hawaii

Anne Banas HeadshotAnne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel.com joins Paul and Elizabeth to share her impressions of her first visit to Hawaii. She was on Oahu and also Hawaii Island or the Big Island. She saw the volcano, visited some beaches and had Loco Moco and was very impressed by the efforts chefs are making to obtain local produce in the islands.. She reports that SmarterTravel.com is working on stories on beach vacation rentals, and airports that function with fewer waits. Next there will be reports on food in the Azores and the latest discoveries in Norway. Anne reports regularly for Traveling.

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Anne Banas Talks Travel To Paris and Apartment Rentals

Anne Banas HeadshotAnne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel, and regular correspondent here on Traveling chats with Paul and Elizabeth about apartment rentals in Paris and of course food, chocolate and pastries. She also discusses travel advice on Smarter Travel. Some current articles on the web include Things Never to do in a Hotel Room, Ways to de-junk your suitcase and a guide to Europe’s most affordable cities.