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It’s not difficult to get Peter to Morocco, especially to the medina in Fez, up in the Atlas Mountains, and then, at the base of those mountains, the truly mystical experience that awaits in Marrakech. This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from The Global Spa & Wellness Summit at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
Joining us this week in the “red city” will be wellness industry icon Donald Ardell who talks about the wellness movemnet. We also speak with Paul Price, CEO of Creative Realities, about how the spa and wellness industry (as well as other markets) are adapting and embracing cutting edge technology. And the bigger issue of the brave new world of disruptors in travel and tourism — what jobs and functions will be obsolete in just a few years (think taxi drivers). And author Alexis Jones, author and founder of I Am That Girl, about what women can do to protect themselves while traveling alone. All of that and more on this week’s episode of Travel Today from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech in Morocco.
Which way should you go? This week's episode of Great Loop Radio helps you decide between the major route choices available when you reach the Erie Canal. Take the Erie Canal all the way to Lake Erie? Or turn off the Erie Canal at the Oswego Canal to Lake Ontario? Or skip the Erie Canal and continue north for the triangle route through Lake Champlain and into some of the historic Canadian cities? Alan Lloyd, author of Great Loop Navigation Notes, will give the highlights of these three routes and help you decide which to take.
Margery Sinclair, traveler extraordinaire has traveled to 118+ countries perfectly groomed, well dressed and with the right amount of class and all with only a carry-on. Listen in today as Margery unravels the chaos of travel. You will enjoy her common-sense and humorous advice on what to pack, how to pack, what to wear and how to behave to put forward our very best and be a shining example to the rest of the world.
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In this episode join me for one of the most exciting wildlife spotting adventures in Asia. I’m deep in the heart of Ratanakiri province in northeast Cambodia heading for the jungle and a chance to get up close to the rare northern yellow-cheeked gibbon. This week’s Far East Adventure Travel Podcast.
Ratanakiri province is located in the remote northeast corner of Cambodia, bordering Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east. I had come to this part of the country to trek into the jungle. My goal-to get up close to a group of Northern yellow-cheeked gibbons that have been habituated to human presence. It promises to be one of the best photographic opportunities of this ape species in the world.
Before I get back on the bike though I’m taking a break from the dusty roads and joining some loals in a nice cold refreshing glass of sugar cane juice.
Veun Sai is located 38 kilometers north of Banlung, where we started the journey. It was about a 30 minute wait before we would cross the Tonle San River by ferry. Another hour ride past a Laos village then onto the camp where we’ll spend the night before trekking into the jungle early the next morning.
Ratanakiri means “hill of the precious stones”. Zircon and other semiprecious stones are mined here. The cultivation of rubber trees, cashew, and coffee crops is growing at an exceedingly fast pace. On my way to Banlung I saw many rubber tree and cashew plantations. The cost of this growth is of course loss of land and habitat for indigenous plants and wildlife.
The Gibbon Project is a very worthwhile undertaking as it not only helps to protect the gibbon but the forest and habitat as well.
Excerpts from "Swinging With The Gibbons-Jungle Of Northeastern Cambodia".
Join Travel Brigade for a whirlwind tour around the multicultural, multilingual and very friendly city of Montreal to the Underground City, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Park and Tower, Le Ronde amusement park, jet boating on the Lachine Rapids and the large and beautiful park that makes up the Montreal Botanical Garden. Since the most successful NHL team of all time makes its home in Montreal, we’ll have an interview focused on visiting the Canadiens Hockey Hall of Fame and touring the Bell Centre where the “Habs” play home games. We’ll also talk about the historic Fairmont hotels found in the Quebec province. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
Join Travel Brigade for our San Francisco episode focused on great activities and entertainment available in the City by the Bay. We'll explore all the new things to do for 2013, ride bikes across the bridge, explore the Exploratorium, feed sharks at Aquarium by the Bay, walk through a real rain forest that happens to sit right in Golden Gate Park or take a "49-Mile Drive" on a trail that lets you catch all of San Francisco's best highlights. Enjoy the trip! Follow us @TravelBrigade.
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This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from The Athenaeum in London. Situated just steps away from St. James Park, this family-owned establishment is one of Peter’s favorites. He’s been going there for more than 30 years, and it started because of Sally Bulloch, the electric, dynamic general manager—and at the time the only woman to hold that post in a London Hotel. We pay tribute to Sally this week, as we’re joined by Tim Arthur, CEO of Time Out, who gives some of his off-the-brochure secrets for visiting London.
Also joining us is London travel writer and U.S. expat Amy Laughinghouse who talks about the best walking tours in London. All of this and more when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Athenaeum in London.
Kanyakumari India sits at the southern tip of the subcontinent. Technically it’s not the Republic of India’s extreme southern point, that title goes to Indira Point on Great Nicobar Island. It is however a popular tourist destination and important pilgrimage for many Indians.
My first look at the area was from it’s most visited sites, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue, both located offshore on two rocks 500 meters from the mainland. Hundreds of people are ferried on boats everyday out to both the sites. It’s about 50 cents for the boat trip plus another small admission fee to the little island outcrops.
The first stop is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial that’s dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, an Indian Hindu monk who was key to the introduction of Indian philosophies to the Western world including yoga. He was also instrumental in raising the status of Hinduism to a major religion in the 19th century. It is said that the Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment on the rock.
This is an incredibly spiritual moment for followers of Swami Vivekananda. You will feel it in their energy and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful environment surrounded by the beauty of the Laccadive Sea. The rock is also a place where it’s said the Goddess Kumari performed austerity.
The buildings at the memorial consist of architectural styles from all over India. The Vivekananda Mandapam or main building houses a statue of Swami Vivekananda. Construction on the site was completed in 1970. There is also a meditation hall for visitors.
Just a short boat ride away is the rock where the Thiruvalluvar Statue, all 133 feet and 7 tons sits.
Excerpts from "The Subcontinent's Last Stop-Kanyukamari, India"
Join Travel Brigade in Lucerne, Switzerland, to explore this city rich in beauty and history. The city is built around massive Lake Lucerne and its stunning views. It’s a place where you can find people jumping in for a swim at one of the lakeside spas, or you can take a boat trip around this amazing body of water. The river that runs out of the Lake runs through the Old Town past a tower, bridges, churches and buildings that are hundreds of years old. The city is also home to the moving “Dying Lion” monument. Beautiful vistas can be viewed when you take “Europe’s Steepest Railway” up to the top of Mt. Pilatus. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811. We will explore the history of America's largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story About America's Largest Slave Revolt.
The New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History, located in Faubourg Treme, is helping to keep the stories of America's oldest and continuous black community alive. Established in 2000, former executive director John Hankins tells us that the Museum has held the mission "to preserve, interpret and promote" the African American cultural heritage of New Orleans, with a particular empasis on the Treme community.
Le Musee de F.P.C. is a beautiful house museum that honors the legacy of New Orleans' Free People of Color. History will echo off the walls and along the wooden floor boards as we walk through this Greek Revival house in Upper Treme with Beverly McKinna.
The rich and varied culture of New Orleans is seen in its food, music, traditions and architecture. History professor, Dr. Mary Mitchell, says that New Orleans has its own rhythm and energy that is influenced by Africans, Native Americans and European settlers and she gave us a taste of New Orleans as we soaked up the world flavors in the French Quarter.
The Internet makes the world smaller, so no matter where your next vacation or business trip takes you, someone on BlogTalkRadio's been there, done that, and will happily share stories and recommendations on how to pack, transportation, local cuisine and cultural etiquette. From Thailand to the Australian Outback to Kenya to the Appalachian Trail to Siberia to the Middle East, our BlogTalkRadio community is well traveled. Tune in as expert globetrotters offer live updates from the road, or share your own recent adventures with the world. Even if you just got home from your big trip and it'll be months or years before you can budget for travel again, log in to vicariously explore lands unknown to you without leaving home. Standout shows like Travel Brigade take you everywhere from Europe to Alaska to tropical islands, so listen in, share your two cents and gather inspiration for your next trip.
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