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Marybeth Bond Walks The South Of France

Marybeth Bond, aka The Gutsy Traveler, chats with Paul about an English company that organizes walking tours for individuals and small groups. She walked with them on a tour of small towns in the South of France, and staying in small inn each night. She discovered a culture and space of life that could only have been found by walking the countryside.

 

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People — Marybeth Bond Finds Walking In France A Way To Meet Great People

Marybeth Bond joins Paul to talk about the joys of walking and hiking through the South of FranceOn Foot Holidays  an English walking company, offers 30+ self-guided walking tours in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech R, Austria.

The walking tour may be done with a guide or customized just for you and friends.  The hikes are graded for difficulty and there are often shortening options. You will only carry your lunches, while your luggage was transferred to the next night’s accommodation.  A map with route instructions, all hotel reservations, breakfasts, most dinners and lunches were provided by On Foot Holidays.

 

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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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Jennifer Dombrowski Visits Toulouse For A World Of Wine And Airbus

Our correspondent, Jennifer Dombrowski lives in Bordeaux and brings France, and her global travels with husband Tim, to Traveling. Jennifer joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss her recent trip to Toulouse, France, where she discovered an amazing world of wine that serves as an educational resource.

Jennifer also reveals a passion for airplanes and discusses the tour she took of the huge Airbus plant where the mammoth 380s are built. 

 

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Anna Hobbs Cruises The Rivers Of France

Anyone who has traveled the waterways of France knows that it can be quite a majestic experience. Travel writer Anna Hobbs joins us to talk about the advantages of an Emerald River Cruise and the unique experience of traveling through France and its rivers.  

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Jennifer Dombrowski Visits to Talk All Things Truffles

Jennifer Dombrowski returning OnTravel correspondent, visits once again from Bordeaux, France to talk about all things truffle. 

Jennifer recently went truffle hunting and shares her experiences, as well as information about truffles, what she likes about them, why the cost so much, and some favorite ways to enjoy them with food. 

She then shifts to a different type of truffle, chocolate. From her quest to find the best in Wester France and more. To hear more listen to the full episode below and visit her website

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Jennifer Dombrowski And Christmas In France

Dombrowski 1Jennifer Dombrowski chats with Paul and Elizabeth about Burgundy wine auctions and tastings in Beaune, France. And then the talk turns to Christmas in France and specifically Bordeaux where the local Christmas Market is only a two minute walk away. France celebrates the holidays with joy and decorations but also with food. And for Christmas there is always bouche del noel the lavish cake shaped like a Christmas log. 

 

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Jennifer Dombrowski on Living in France

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Jennifer Dombrowski joins the show sharing her experiences from her recent move to Bordeaux, France. Having moved to Venice, Italy, her husband in the Air Force, and a travel blog writer, she is no stranger to life outside the United States. She shares challenges in living overseas, moving from Italy to France, and her perspective on current events in tourism safety.

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Norwegian Airlines Travel Insights

Anders Lindstrom, Norwegian

Anders Lindstrom from Norwegian Airlines visits from Los Angeles from the French hotel chain Mama Shelter. Now that Norwegian Airlines is the first airline to offer a direct flight from the U.S. to France, they’re expanding their U.S.-Europe offerings. Anders shares industry insights, like the company adding on 40 dreamliners in the coming years, and the future of direct travel to Europe.

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Paris In Spring Or Just About Any Time Of Year Is The Perfect Vacation

IMG_0026Francois Navarro CEO of Paris Region Tourist Board joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about why Paris remains one of the top travel destinations in the world with more than 47 million visitors a year. He shares some of the newest highlights in the city including some new museums. He and Paul also talk about travel safety in light of the events earlier in the year. And we all agree that getting lost on walks in the city is the best way of discovering it’s attractions.