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Now that summer travel season is officially over now that school is back in session, we'll take a look at hot travel trends and news of summer 2014. We'll also take a look at some of the predictions of trends in travel for the upcoming year. What's hot, what's not!
Travel news, we'll touch on what the cruise lines options are when hurricanes get in the way. How safety and flexibility are the key to having a fantastic cruise vacation during this time of year.
Other travel news will include the wine country of California still open for business.
The travel industry is recruiting young people into the business.
Mitchell and Karen Duncan are now included in an exclusive club of Sandals Resorts Certified WeddingMoon Specialist and our trip to St Lucia to train for this honor.
Travel Trends: How about Science and Travel, hear how you can combine the two. Classrooms without Walls.
Last but not least upcoming trips for 2015, meetup events, and more!
Ireland - land of myth, castles, moor and wind swept cliffs. Travel to Ireland with Bob Taylor and Jim Leggett, a world traveler, writers and photographer who held the position of chief photographer for the Scottish Tourist Board.
Jim has traveled Ireland, both North and South, for the past thirty years and with Travel the World on CommDigiNews Podcasts, as Jim takes us on a journey to the land of green.
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Day 1 of Big Blend Radio’s 2-day Travel Radio Expo! This show airs live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.
On This Episode:
- Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA discusses the benefits of Eco-Tourism
- Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours shares a Day 10 Trip Itinerary Through Norfolk, England
- Rick & Wendy Walleigh discuss their travel memoir ‘From Silicon Valley to Swaziland: How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career’
- Travel writer Eva Eldridge discusses her recent visit to Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Travel Brigade Radio Show takes you to Chicago, a metropolis with so many different things to do you’ll always find something everyone in your family will enjoy. Whether it’s parents, kids or that most difficult of travel groups to please - teens - the entire group will love the Windy City. In the second part of a two part episode, we have interviews with Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. Listen to Part 1 here.
The Travel Brigade Radio Show takes you to Chicago, a metropolis with so many different things to do you’ll always find something everyone in your family will enjoy. Whether it’s parents, kids or that most difficult of travel groups to please - teens - the entire group will love the Windy City. In this first part of a two part episode, will have interviews focusing on Sky Deck at Willis Tower and the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. We’ll also have an interview with one of the waitress/performers at the famous Ed Debevic’s restaurant. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. Part 2 will feature interviews with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Shedd Aquarium. Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. Enjoy the trip! Listen to Part 2 here.
At age 19, Janna Graber packed up her bags and moved from the American West to Vienna, Austria to study abroad -- and she's been writing about interesting people, cultures and destinations ever since. Today she is a Colorado-based author, editor and producer. She has written for more than 40 publications, including national publications like Parade, Outside, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and many others. She has a special love for travel journalism, and has produced travel content for print, online, video and TV. She has worked in more than 38 countries — and counting. Janna is a managing editor at Go World Travel Magazine an international magazine celebrating the world’s most fascinating people and places.
Big Blend Radio's Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith chat with Janna about her two new travel anthology books: “Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World,” and “Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Adventures Around the World” – both published by World Traveler Press.
This interview originally aired March 15, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show!
Upcoming: April 28, 2015
Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit. The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join Administration officials, policymakers and thought-leaders here in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S can build stronger relationships to the rest of the world with the help of young Americans, especially through study abroad programs. World Footprints was there and today we will bring you some of the highlights from the speakers and panelists who spoke.
The White House Travel Bloggers Summit on study abroad and global citizenship sought to build on President Barack Obama's vision of studying, learning and working together as a way to bring prosperity to the United States and the world. On today's show you'll hear from policy makers and thought-leaders like (in order of appearance): Benjamin Rhodes (Dep., National Security Advisor), Evan Ryan (Assistant Secretary of State), Bernadette Meehan (National Security Council), Patrick Dowd (Millenials Trains Project), Paula Froelich (Yahoo Travel), Johathan Greenblatt (Special Asst. to Pres. Obama), Daniela Kaisth (Inst. of International Education), Penny Pritzker (Secretary of Commerce), Tina Tchen (Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff), Robert Reid (National Geographic), Robin Goldberg (Minerva Project), James Howard (iHeart Radio) and Don Wildman (Travel Channel).
Tonight on the CommDiginews Hour Travel the World we continue our tour of Central America with a tour of Belize. Geographically situated South of Mexico with Guatemala to the West and South, Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English.
The Mayan civilization dates to about 1500 BC and thrived until about 900 AD before it suddenly disappered; Modern day Belize is formerly known as British Honduras, gaining its independence in 1981. The influence of the British on the schools and the world feel of this tiny county combined with the depth of the Mayan culture creates a diverse community wiht many cultures, including a strong Amish influence.
Today the Mayan way of life is still strong as Mayan's work to keep their historical places and culture survive. Descendants of the Maya still have a rich presence and thrive primarily as farmers in the region, while many of the youth are found in tourism as docents at historical sites, the many pyramids that still exist, the largest being Lamanai in the Northeast of the country.
Join us as we Travel the World, tonight to Central America and Belize.
Travel to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos with Travel The World on the Communities Digital News Hour.
Old Man Winter hit the east coast of the U.S. with a vengeance this winter, which means the Caribbean beckons. The Turks & Caicos are within easy reach from the U.S., especially the Atlantic coast, and the Sands at Grace Bay is an ideal getaway to escape the common cold.
No imagination is required to see how this lovely 114-suite resort in the up-and-coming Turks & Caicos Islands derives its name. From the moment you cast your eyes upon the seemingly endless expanse of powdery white beach that seeps gently into crystal-clear turquoise and ultra-marine waters, you are beguiled by timeless rhythms that wash over you and cast your fate to the winds.
The Turks & Caicos are situated in the British West Indies south of the Bahamas and north of the Dominican Republic. The archipelago of 41 islands and cays is less than 600 miles from Miami and is accessible by air from Florida in about 80 minute
Join us for the live show Monday night, April 13, at 6:30pm eastern
World Footprints will open up our new "Travelers University" to share some important things that you should know about the cruise industry and travel insurance. Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for years, there are things about the cruise industry that you probably don’t know. For as much enjoyment as a cruise provides there is a dark side to cruising that generally goes unreported. Author and Saturday Evening Post contributor, Elizabeth Becker, joins us to reveal the dangers that passengers often face upon boarding. World Footprints Travelers University will continue with an expert panel that will addresse many questions surrounding the decision to purchase travel insurance. If you’ve ever questioned the necessity of travel insurance or a medical evacuation plan, many frequently asked questions will be answered today from experts at the TravelInsuranceStore.com and MedjetAssist. You’ll also hear from a traveler who suffered severe injuries in Africa and how his care and rehabilitiation was managed through his travel insurance policy.
Shreeti Ruparelia was born and raised in Mombasa Kenya, has lived in 2 very different countries and amongst 3 different cultures. People often ponder what they should do for a vacation and she realized a lot of people don’t always share her views about traveling. Shreeti believe it’s very important to see the world and different cultures. “It allows us open our minds to new things and we get to experience life in exiting different way.” Learn some of the places Shreeti has visited and how you can get travel as well.
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