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Marybeth Bond Says Calgary Stampede Is A World Class Event

Marybeth Bond and friends.

The Gutsy Traveler, Marybeth Bond, returns from the 2018 Calgary Stampede and chats with Paul about the reasons Canada throws a great party. It’s not just about the West and cowboys but about the First Nations people and the contributions all have made to the western culture in Alberta

 

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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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Marybeth Bond Reveals How Rhinos Can Be Protected From Extinction

Marybeth Bond joins Paul to chat about the future of safaris and big game animals in Africa. Marybeth is doing research for articles about saving Rhinos, poaching and game parks in South Africa. She discussed how safari lodges like Singita are working to stop poaching and protect endangered animals.Marybeth

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Marybeth Bond Brings The Wickaninnnish Inn To Life From Tofino B.C.

MarybethCorrespondent Marybeth Bond, who created the Gutsy Traveler joins us along with Co-Owner and Managing Director of  the fabled  Wickaninnnish InnCharles McDiarmid. Situated in the small town of Tofino on the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia the inn has an international reputation. Marybeth talks about the food and the scenery but the incredible romantic inn is really top of the list since she is celebrating a anniversary with her husband. The Wickaninninsh is also a favorite destination to watch the winter storms come in off the Pacific.

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Marybeth Bond Takes A River Cruise From The Top With Scenic Cruises

Marybeth Bond Scenic CruiseGlobal correspondent Marybeth Bond reports in on what maybe the best of all the river cruises on Scenic Cruises. Not only is the cruise totally all-inclusive there are some nice little touches that show extra care. Marybeth reports that bikes are high-tech electrical assist models that make riding  through the countryside a dream. She tells of a medieval castle where a special dinner amazed everyone.

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Hanging Out In Sydney, Australia, Marybeth Bond Climbs The Bridge

MarybethMarybeth Bond our global travel correspondent checks in from Australia. Marybeth Bond, National Geographic Author, shares her discoveries on the Great Barrier Reef, on a camel in the Outback and on a climb of to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. She writes in GutsyTraveler about Australia: Australia is clean, comfortable and familiar, and yet, it is full of fascinating things. It is home to the largest living of the largest living things on earth – the great Barrier Reef – and the largest monolith, Ayers Rock (Uluru) – and the oldest rainforest in the world in Queensland- and wild camels, kangaroos, wallabies, sharks, turtles and nine-hundred pound groupers. Check out more of Marybeth’s impressions and great photos here at GutsyTraveler.

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Gutsy Traveler Marybeth Bond Checks In About Travel In Istanbul Today

MarybethCorrespondent Marybeth Bond. the quintessential Gutsy Traveler  chats with Paul about the surprising experiences she found on a recent trip to Istanbul. She visited the Turkish Airlines training base and even flew in a simulator, and of course spent a restful hour or two in a Turkish Bath. You won’t believe her description of a bubble bath. Great food, great people and a great welcome. Marybeth came away with a real appreciation of the Turkish people and the splendors of one of the world’s great cities.

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Marybeth Bond Travels With Adventure In Mind And She Is Truly Gutsy

gutsy_sMarybeth Bond is an extraordinary traveler. Her book, has inspired countless women and some men no doubt to embrace adventure at all levels when they travel. Here she chats with Paul about the qualities that make a gutsy traveler, man or woman.

Marybeth Bond is the “go to” expert for women travel, travel tips, travel advice and travel stories. She is a National Geographic author, (10 books),  contributor to PBS, LA Times, USA Today, CNN, National Geographic, Fox News and more. She knows her subject well.  She’s traveled to over 100 countries. From the Explorers Club in New York City to international conferences in Thailand, Switzerland and Malaysia, Marybeth has spoken to business groups, sales meetings, and conventions worldwide. Marybeth and her book Gutsy Women was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

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Marybeth Bond Talks About Snorkeling With Belugas And Walking With Polar Bears

2013-07-23 17.57.21 (640x480)Marybeth Bond, author of Gutsy Women, chats with Paul and Elizabeth about her recent adventure in Canada, where she snorkeled with beluga whales and got close to polar bears. Bond has visited more than 90 countries and has produced 11 books about woman’s travel. She brings her insightful observations, her enthusiasm, and her sense of humor to any excursion. Check out her website and blog. Here’s an excerpt.

Less than an hour after we landed at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub who lumbered along the shoreline. We photographed them from the safety of the lodge windows and settled in for a “safety talk” before we headed out onto the Arctic tundra to track the bear on foot.

Safety? Our guides had over 15 years of combined experience with polar bears and you know it when they talk about the bears’ behavior, how close to get and how to read the bear’s body language. They carry ample deterrents such as guns,  bear pepper spray and a radio. Their expertise and presence put me at ease. We never left the lodge without the armed guides.

“Polar bears  move as if the country has belonged to them always.”
John Muir, on a visit to the Arctic in 1899

Seal River Heritage Lodge, one of the Churchill Wild lodges, is located right on the shoreline of Western Hudson Bay (about 59′ north latitude) – a true wilderness location many miles from any human habitation, roads, electrical wires, boats, planes or trains. Churchill Wild is a pioneer in the realm of summer walking safaris to photograph bears and snorkel with beluga whales. Read More: