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Jennifer Dombrowski Reports From France on Skiing in Andorra

Jennifer Dombrowski is back reporting from Bordeaux, France on her most recent trip. This time, she traveled to a small place, not far from Bordeaux, in the Pyrenees mountains: Andorra. 

From how to get there to her favorite restaurants, activities, and other attractions Jennifer gives all the details you need to plan a trip to what she calls the most underrated winter sports destination in Europe. With charming towns and luxe ski resorts, there’s something for everyone. 

Jennifer, Paul, and Elizabeth also talk about traveling in the Bordeaux region and more. Listen to the full episode for all the details and read more on her website

 



Carmel Indiana Champions Traffic Roundabouts As Way To Lessen Congestion

Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana has made the city a leader in the use of traffic roundabouts, containing more than 100 within it’s city streets.  Jim talks with Paul and Elizabeth about how increasingly, cities are trading their traffic lights in for  European-style roundabouts. 

They’re doing it for reasons that range from cost savings and traffic flow to safety and the environment.  As many as four times the number of cars move through a roundabout in the same time as a traffic light, and yet the number of injury-related accidents goes down by an astonishing 80%.  And because cars are not idling in long lines before launching again, each roundabout typically saves thousands of gallons of gasoline per year.

For more, listen to the full episode below. 

 



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500px Has Nine Million Members Taking Great Travel Photos

Andy Yang from 500px visits the show to talk all things travel photography. Paul met Andy at the Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles last year, and today they discuss great travel photography. 

500px is a photography community and marketplace that aims to help photographers grow three things: their skills, network, and wallets. Andy shares info on each as well as more details about how to join, upload, and even monetize your travel photography. 

Additionally Paul and Andy discuss other travel photography topics, 500px’s visual intelligence offerings, and more. Listen to the episode below for more. 

 



Gary Arndt Talks Netherlands, Travel, Photography, and More

In this episode we welcome Gary Arndt back to the show as he’s recently returned from his first trip of 2017 to the Netherlands. On this trip he visited Utrecht, Rotterdam, and more and talks to Paul about the culture, architecture, history, and food and more. 

Gary also shares about his new Facebook group, Everything and Everywhere Travel Community. A group created for well-traveled people to share knowledge and travel info and tips. He and Paul also talk about the rise of online travel writing and photography, as well as Gary’s upcoming online class about how anyone can take better travel pictures. Listen to the full episode below for all the details, and visit Gary’s website for pictures and more.



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Shane Dallas: The Best Cities Around the World

Regular guest Shane Dallas is back to talk about his most recent travel experiences and share what’s new since he last visited the show. First off, he’s recently been announced as Conference Director, Europe for TBEX, and his new travel tours are off to a great start. 

He and Paul discuss changes in travel over the past few decades, including airline accommodations and more. They also talk about some of the most exciting and greatest cities to visit around the world including Isfahan in Iran and Kyoto in Japan. For more, listen to the full episode below and visit his website The Travel Camel



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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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Margie Goldsmith’s Amazing Adventures In The Andes

Today’s episode comes straight from the NYT Travel Show with regular OnTravel correspondent Margie Goldsmith. This time Margie shares stories from a wide variety of exciting trips. From one of her first trips as a freelance travel writer in the Cloud Forrest in Peru, to desert vacations, and road trips on motorcycles. 

In the episode below you’ll hear firsthand about Margie’s incredible excursions including her recent motorcycle trip from San Francisco, through Yosemite, which ended in Reno. She also talks with Paul and Elizabeth about inspirations from the NYT Travel show and much more. Listen to the full episode below, and be sure to follow Margie on Instagram to see where her next adventure takes her.  



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Wendy Wu Tours Offers Exclusive China And Asia Insights

In this episode we visit with Leslie Peden, president of Wendy Wu Tours, visits to share travel insights, trends, and tips when traveling to China and beyond. China continues to grow in popularity as one of the hottest travel destination and Leslie talks about the various unique experiences their tours offer from iconic local sights (like pandas and the Great Wall) to one-on-one local and authentic culinary experiences. In addition to all things China, Leslie talks about other destinations Wendy Wu Tours is seeing growing in popularity. For more information listen to the full podcast below and visit the Wendy Wu Tours website.



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Shane Dallas Checks In From Nairobi

Shane Dallas is back, visiting the show from Nairobi. Shane has recently completed a feat he never thought possible: visiting 100 countries. On this show, he shares some details about traveling to Nairobi in 2017, traveling to Indonesia, and his 100th country. Having heard of travel to Iran in the early 90s, but not having had a chance to visit, it was an ideal place for his 100th country. Shane tells us about the amazing people, culture, and sights he witnessed on his trip. For more details, visit his website and listen to the full episode below.

 



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Killer Shrimp is Cool in Marina Del Rey

Kevin Michaels, owner of the restaurant Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey, California visits the show to talk to Paul and Elizabeth about his restaurant and more. The restaurant, which opened about 20 years ago, is based on Kevin’s dad’s secret shrimp recipe. Nestled in the Marina Del Rey harbor, it’s the only location with a “dock and dine” offering, allowing people to dock their boats and come into the restaurant. Kevin also shares about the growth and future of the marina, views on sustainable seafood, and more in the episode below.