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Avid traveler Nancy Parode takes the Transformed Traveler to New Brunswick to explore unknown culture, food, sites and sounds.
Tweet Nancy at #travelmaven to answer questions about Eastern Canada, Bed and Breakfast stops and Funday Bay.
The Transformed Traveler discusses sensory travel with the incomparable Pauline Frommer.
The Frommer family has made a lasting mark on how we travel. From generation to generation, their family's focus on our enjoyment as travelers has literally changed the landscape of the $15 trillion travel industry.
In 1957, Arthur Frommer, a young corporal in the U.S. Army, wrote a travel guide for American GIs in Europe, and then produced a civilian version called Europe on $5 a Day. The book ranked popular landmarks and sights in order of importance and included suggestions on how to travel around Europe on a budget. It was the first travel guide to show Americans that they could afford to travel in Europe. Arthur Frommer returned to the United States and began practicing law. During that time, he continued to write and also began to self-publish guidebooks to additional destinations, including New York, Mexico, Hawaii, Japan and the Caribbean. Call into 646-727-2255 and talk live with Pauline Frommer.
This show is sponsored by AAA and their world class travel journals. Visit www.shop.transformedtraveler.com for discounts on America's favorite travel journals.
David Smith hiked the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail as a chaplain for the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn.
Smith, who was 69 at the time, completed the hike through 14 states from Georgia to Maine over a six-month period. Each year, 2-3 million people hike the Appalachian Trail.
For Smith, the woods can be a place for seeking God and finding spiritual rest. His trail nickname is “Shortstop.
The AT Chaplaincy is set to enter its third year. Bert Emmerson, a member of First United Methodist Church of Maryville, Tenn., has been selected as the 2015 chaplain. He will begin in June, hiking the trail from Maine to Georgia. Josh Lindamood, from Lynchburg, Va., was the first AT Chaplain. He was 26 at the time.
What type of training did you receive or what were the requirements for you to become the Appalachian Trail Chaplain?
Why is there a need for a chaplain along the trail?
What was the most difficult part of your experience as the Appalachian Trail Chaplain?
What was the most rewarding part of your experience?
As you travel around the U.S. talking about your experiences, what is your primary goal?
Tell me how you acquired the nickname of “Shortstop.”
The AT Chaplaincy program is in its 3rd year, with Bert Emmerson heading out in June. What advice to you have for him?
Although you aren’t an official AT Chaplain any longer, do you still find yourself in that role from time to time?
How did being the AT Chaplain change you?
Former Folgers/P&G brand manager Margaret Swallow has developed a work program in the coffee farms of Guatemala. She is a true transformed traveler, created change throughout the world, while enjoying the sensory wonders of travels.
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WHERE TO NEXT?
NEW SURVEY REVEALS AMERICANS PLAN TO SPEND MORE ON TRIPS IN 2015.
TRAVEL EXPERT KENDRA THORNTON KICKS OFF YOUR NEW YEAR WITH WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY!
Every year, travelers are faced with whether they are able to travel, and if so, where. Travel expert, Kendra Thornton will reveal one of the first travel surveys for the upcoming New Year. She will also share key trends on which events people would like to attend, how to tailor your needs to your budget and where to search for the best deals. Kendra will reveal:
What yearly event do people say they most want to attend?
Where are people most likely to visit this year?
What amenities are most important to people shopping for a hotel?
At holiday time, what are the best bargain days?
Kendra Thornton: appears as a travel expert on TV stations nationwide offering travel tips and deals to millions of people. She makes regular appearances on WGN, ABC, NBC and CW stations in cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
CHOICE HOTELS REVEALS 2015 TRAVEL TRENDS
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, December 9, 2014: Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has revealed the findings from its 2015 travel trends survey. The survey found that in exchange for a discount in the new year, 55 percent of American travelers would forgo alcoholic beverages, 53 percent would give up daily housekeeping services, and 26 percent would go without their smartphone. The most important hotel amenity for the average American leisure traveler in 2015 will be free parking, ranking just ahead of free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast.
Transformed Traveler welcomes Laura Deutsch. Her latest book, Writing From the Senses, was published by Shambhala in 2014. Her personal essays and features have appeared in Travel Stories from Around the Globe, Best Women’s Travel Writing, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, More magazine, San Francisco magazine, and many other publications. Laura leads writing workshops from Tassajara to Tuscany, and has taught writing at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State. Her clients from around the world have been published in top-tier magazines, newspapers, books and other media.
Transformed Traveler visits Quebec City with Francois Giguere and Dr. Brigitte Beaudry. Listen to their adventures through their five senses as they recall fond memories of a city they love so well.
Francois is the former General Manager for the Colorado Avalanche hockey team.
This show is sponsored by AAA and their best selling journals. Visit www.shop.transformedtraveler.com for 40% off discounts.
The Transformed Traveler Show named Laura Deutsch as one of the "Top 5 Most Intriguing Guests of the Year". Author of Writing Through Your Senses, Laura intimately understands that power of transforming travel.
This show is sponsored by AAA and their best selling travel journals. Visit www.shop.transformedtravelers.com for special prices up to 40% off suggested retail.
Transformed Traveler Heather Tocquigny shares her five sensory travels through southeast Asia including stops in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Anghor Wat, Bangkok and the southern shores of Thailand.
This show is sponsored by AAA and their best selling travel journals. Visit www.shop.transformedtraveler.com for special discounts.
Malana Ashlie was born in a garage in Akron, Ohio. Of her five brothers only the youngest -twins- were born in the same place. Vagabond tendencies are in her blood. Her first book, "Gringos in Paradise: Our Honduras Odyssey" was meant to journal the adventures (and misadventures) of transitioning from sheltered US living into the lesser developed country of Honduras. When the book won a first place award it set a new course for her life.
The award winning Transformed Traveler Show welcomes travel writer Alan Champorcher to discuss why travel really makes a difference in life.
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