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Santa Fe Has History of Amazing Food And Art

Joanne Hudson joins Paul and Elizabeth to chat about Santa Fe, New Mexico during the 27th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. She talks about the emerging art scene of contemporary Native American Art. Rooted in History but fresh and very contemporary artists are forging new ground. There is also one of the largest concentrations of fine art galleries anywhere along a fabled mile in Santa Fe.

 

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James DeRuvo Goes to Comic-Con, and some other family oriented adventures

Family Travel and Tech Lord James DeRuvo spent the summer taking his family to several “cons” including the grand daddy of them all, San Diego Comic-Con. He joins us to talk about those 4 heady days of pop culture, why he’s taking his teenager to PowerMorphicon, and how a con is not only a great way to celebrate pop culture, but a fun family vacation as well.

PowerMorphicon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the longest running kids TV series … the Power Rangers. Based on the Super Sentai hero series from Japan, this martial arts kids show has grown into a toy, movie and even comic-con powerhouse. And the 2018 POWER MORPHICON CONVENTION is the largest Power Rangers fan fest in the world.  And if you’re in the Orange County area and are a Ranger fan, you can still get tickets on the day you arrive! 

In addition to meeting their favorite actors from Power Rangers, fans and convention attendees will be able to purchase some convention exclusive merchandise. These special convention-only items are available for pre-order with your paid convention membership (attending or non-attending), or at the expo during the show. Items include the exclusive Lord Drakkon figurine (throne sold separately) and the black and gold Megazord Funko Pop! figurine. A convention-exclusive Power Morphicon Convention T-shirt is available for purchase, as well as metal Morphin’ Coins and specialized merchandise for Membership Tier.

Convention Hours: 

Day 0 – Thursday August 16th – Special Signing Event with Austin St. John (Hours to be announced)

Day 1 – Friday August 17th – Badge pickup begins 12pm – Floor hours 4pm-10pm 

(Open to pre-registered full-show pass holders only)

Day 2 – Saturday August 18th – Floor hours 10am-6pm 

(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)

Day 3 – Sunday August 19th – Floor hours 10am-5pm 

(Doors open at 9am for Gold and Platinum Memberships)

You can follow Power Morphicon Convention on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Official-Power-Morphicon-Convention-226350690636/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PowerMorphicon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialpowermorphicon

Listen to James’ special report here!

 

News — Skift’s Megatrends Defining Travel In 2018

Skift’s News Editor, Hannah Sampson, joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss Skift’s new report on Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018. In a few short years Skift has become one of the most authoritative voices charting travel technology trends and news. Learn what trends Skift researchers have identified for the coming year and how these trends will affect your next travel adventure.

People — Lyndon Faulkner Talks New Travel Products from Pelican

We try to catch up with Lyndon Faulkner of Pelican Products and find out what the company is currently doing at least once a year. Turns out they have a new line of travel products including some really innovative luggage and backpacks that are not only light but Pelican strong.  And as always the guarantee is simple and comprehensive and with no strings or fine print. And it’s made right in the USA.

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People – Orlando Ashford Keynotes SATW Portland 2017

Orlando Ashford, President of the Holland America Line, was the keynote speaker at this year’s National Conference for the Society of American Travel Writers. He speaks of the transformative power of travel to open minds, build connections, and be inspired by our shared humanity. 

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Insight: Roger Dow Talks Travel Industry Jobs

Wanna make a living in travel? Roger Dow, president and CEO of US Travel Association joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the latest data on travel jobs. Turns out that travel is a huge economic engine driving not on the economy but jobs and job creation in the U.S.

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Janice Wald Henderson Talks About Virtuoso Travel Advisors

Janice Wald Henderson joins Paul to talk about her annual journey to Virtuoso Week, the annual conference where the world’s luxury travel advisors meet to shape our view of luxury travel. Janice and Paul point out that luxury travel doesn’t have to be super expensive. However, while costing more than mass market vacations, a luxury experience can offer more in building memories and experiences for a lifetime.

Janice notes that Virtuoso Members are carefully vetted not only for experience but reputation, giving the association real integrity in a competitive world of travel. She also discusses the role of an advisor rather than just someone selling travel.

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Tipping and begging while traveling …

When traveling, how much should you tip? And is it safe to give to beggars in the streets? There’s a complicated and varying set of rules of when and how to do both that varies from country to country, and even area to area. Wallace Immen joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about tipping and whether to give to children begging in poor areas.  

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Susan Schwartz Sips Her Way Around London

Susan Schwartz of bestbitsworldwide.com

Susan Schwartz chats with Paul about her website bestbitsworldwide.comSusan also chronicles the best libations and dispensers thereof around the world from her base in London. She and Paul talk about London, great food and places to drink in the greatest international city on earth. 

 

 

 

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Travel Tips with Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel

Shane Dallas, TheTravelCamel.com

Shane Dallas, the “Travel Camel,” not only has visited over 100 countries in his travels, he fully immerses himself into the lives and cultures where he goes. And he always comes away from the experience changed for the better. In this episode, he joins Elizabeth to talk about tips on how to travel easier whether traveling a little, or a lot.

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