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Places — Shane Dallas Talks About The Czech Republic, Ostrava and TBEX

Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the real attractions of the Czech Republic. They also talk about TBEX, and how the international conference has grown to reflect today’s changing digital media landscape. 

 

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Places — Jennifer Dombrowski Visits Muscat And Oman

Correspondent Jennifer Dombrowski visits Oman and Muscat and discovers a beautiful country that welcomes visitors with comfort and tremendous scenic wonders. She also discovers an underwater world of wonder that she describes as scuba diving in an aquarium. The reefs are unspoiled and the fish are spectacular. 

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Places — Badrutt’s Palace Is The Legendary Hotel Of St. Moritz

Yves Gardiol, CEO of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the latest programs is what is one of the world’s great hotels. Whether in Summer or Winter the hotel has hosted most of the world’s great since opening in 1896. Today the hotel maintains the highest standards of Swiss hotel keeping. Alfred Hitchcock was a guest for many years and one legend is that he received the inspiration for this fils The Birds as he watched a flock of crows from his balcony. 

We found this piece when searching the hotel’s history: The Palace, as it is fondly known today, is a legend in St Moritz: its 150-year history began when Johannes Badrutt introduced winter sports to pioneering Victoria tourists with a bet; St Moritz has since hosted two Winter Olympics and become a favorite winter playground. Badrutt’s culinary excellence, high service levels and supreme comfort attract discerning guests from all over the world – and more than its fair share of celebrities. Hosting unique events such as the White Turf, Snow Polo and Cricket on Ice, have added to the hotel’s charisma. Summer is a perfect time for alpine hiking, watersports on pristine lakes, and romantic picnics à deux. Yet alongside the glamour and enchantment of The Palace, guests return for the genuine welcome they receive from the Badrutt’s staff, making their stay a little piece of paradise.

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Places — Leon Liberman Talks Spain, Paradors, Pintxos And Architecture

Leon Liberman, our correspondent about all things Spain, updates us on things not to miss this year. As always, Leon offers valuable tips on how to get beneath the surface of Spain, whether staying in a Parador, sampling pintxos (Basque tapas), or tasting artisanal chocolate.

Some of Leon’s latest Spanish finds … Architect Antoni Gaudi’s first completed building recently opened to the public in Barcelona, and  Malaga surprises with great museums.

Click here for more information on Spain.

 

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Places — JetSetSarah Talk Caribbean After The Hurricanes

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is an award-winning travel journalist, TV host and self-described “Carivangelist,” who ventures to the beach and beyond to share the diverse culture, lifestyle and people of the world’s favorite warm-weather destination. Based in Miami, the former travel editor of Caribbean Journal and executive editor of Caribbean Travel + Life magazine is also jetsetter-in-chief at JetSetSarah.com, where her two passions – the Caribbean and shopping – meet (her not-so-hidden talent is the ability to sniff out a “shopportunity,” no matter where in the world she may be).
 
Sarah joins with Paul and Elizabeth to bring us up to date on the Caribbean and why it remains such a popular vacation destination.  Sarah shares secrets  about great places to visit and things the locals do to enjoy the islands.
 
 Follow her adventures on twitter and Instagram at @JetSetSarah, and at Facebook.com/JetSetSarah.

 

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Places — Bürgenstock – The Legendary Resort of Switzerland Reinvents Itself

Bürgenstock, on a promontory overlooking Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne, has a renowned hospitality history. The first hotel opened here in 1873, and in the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in the Bürgenstock Chapel. The resort closed for several years, but has recently reopened as the Burgenstock Hotels and Resort, Lake Lucerne.
 
The resort’s general manager, Robert Herr joins Paul and Elizabeth to share news about what the resort is like today: with three hotels, three swimming pools, and restaurants serving everything from rosti potatoes and raclette to haute cuisine. And on nearby hikes, you just might encounter cows with bells.
 
Learn about Bürgenstock, old and new in this delightful podcast.
 

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Places –Shane Dallas Takes Us To Ostrava In The Czech Republic

Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel, joins Paul and Elizabeth to share his impressions of Ostrava in The Czech Republic, site of this summer’s TBEX Europe 2018, a travel bloggers conference to be held July 26–28.

On a pre-conference visit, Shane discovered Ostrava’s many charms, from delicious food to a fascinating mining museum.  Learn how the Czech Republic’s third largest city, in a former industrial region, is gradually awakening to tourism.

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Places — Embracing Authentic Ireland With MP Brendan Griffin

Perhaps no other country on earth welcomes visitors with as much warmth as Ireland. Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport for the Republic of Ireland, joins Paul and Elizabeth for a chat about ways that visitors can meet the Irish people, learn about its rich culture, and experience its scenic beauty.
 
Drive the Wild Atlantic Way, learn to milk a cow or shear a sheep, and explore pre-historic sites. Also, what impact will Brexit have on Ireland? Hear what Minister Griffin predicts.
 

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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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Places — Max Hartshorne of GoNomad Returns From The Algarve

Max Hartshorne returns and talks with Paul to discuss his recent trip with GoNomad to Portugal’s Algarve. He found great bargains, a relaxed atmosphere and some food to fall in love with … including the glories of grilled sardines along the Mediterranean.  You can also read more of Max’s adventure here.

 

 

 

 

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