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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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Places — Bristol England Has History, Food And Art

Max Hartshorne, editor of GoNomad chats with Paul about his recent trip to Bristol, England. They talk about the city’s historic role in the slave trade, a remarkable suspension bridge, art, and the British staple that is fish and chips.

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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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Shane Dallas Find Scenery And Much More In The Mountains Near Afghanistan

Travel Camel Shane Dallas returns to talk about a life-changing trip he led to Tajikistan

 

 

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