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Big Blend Radio: Travel Writing and Cultural Tourism

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Travel and Tourism Excellence Show

On This Episode:
- The World of Travel Writing - San Diego travel writer and photographer Noreen Kompanik discusses travel writing and media trips, and shares tips for both the destination and writer. Over 400 of her published articles have appeared in 38 different digital and print publications and she’s landed 7 cover stories. Noreen is a regular contributor for several magazines and also publishes stories on her site, WhatsInYourSuitcase.com.  
- La Fonda on the Plaza - Ed Pulsifer shares the fascinating history La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, especially the roles both Fred Harvey and architect Mary Colter played in designing and boosting cultural tourism for the hotel, Santa Fe, and across the West.  La Fonda on the Plaza is a historical luxury hotel, located on the Old Santa Fe Trail and historic Route 66 in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico adjacent to the Plaza.

Featured music is “Travel Song” by Micha Schellhaas, and “Traveler” by the Walk-A-Bout Band. Thanks to show sponsor, the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) who will be hosting their annual Conference in Santa Fe this Fall.

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