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The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping car coaches on the Orient Express are largely behind us. Say hello to $50 “legroom upgrade” fees and bedbug-infested hotels. What’s a weary, frustrated traveler to do?
Ask Joey Green for advice, that’s what! In Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenius Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell (Chicago Review Press; May 1, 2016), lifelong world explorer and lifehacker extraordinaire Joey Green reveals his best travel hacks to rescue your hard-earned vacation.The tips in Last-Minute Travel Secrets seem goofy at first, but they are all proven to work in a pinch. Readers will discover a wide range of handy and unusual secrets to overcome obstacles and upgrade accommodations using common, easily found products.
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Any area the goes north of the Bronx in New York City gets to be called, "Upstate". Caramoor Center for Music is located in Katonah. Perfect place to have tea and a tour of the Rosen House. Mercedes will tell us about it.
Red Hook is just outside of Rhinebeck. I stayed at Red Hook Inn, a most enjoyable place. Fresh eggs from the chickens, a delicious breakfast and two rooms that are accessible with a roll-in shower. Unusual for a B&B to have. Pat will talk about the inn and the great breakfast!
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Surf City USA at the new Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California. Joining Peter will be Dean Torrence, co-founder, co-lead singer, and co-writer of Jan & Dean, discusses the history of the group, from its early years to the newly evolved Surf City AllStars, along with how he trademarked the iconic name “Surf City USA.” The legendary PT Townend, world surfing champion, talks about the upcoming 40th anniversary of pro surfing, as well as what changes have come to the sport, and the future of surfing in the 2020 Olympics. Chris Epting, historian and author of Huntington Beach California, shares a story about Rock n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley and his connection to Huntington Beach, along with what many may find surprising about Surf City’s ten miles of uninterrupted coastline. Diana Dehm, executive director of the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, talks about the surfing legends who call Huntington Beach home and how the museum highlights the surf community and culture. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Surf City USA at the new Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California.
First I better check the map to make sure I take the right turn off. OK I think I’m ready to go. Wait a minute, one more look at the map just to be sure. What was I thinking, maybe if I hold it this way I’ll remember? Well let’s just get going and figure out on the road.
Hmmm, this just somehow doesn’t look right…..Better pull over and check the map again.
Finally on the right track to Wat Rong Khun or “The White Temple”. Even though people refer to it as a temple it’s not really that at all. More exhibit than temple the artist who created and funded it’s completion Chalermchai Kositpipat, believes the white temple is an offering to Lord Buddha and we’ll ensure him an immortal life.
When you first enter the area where the main building or ubosot is located you are immediately confronted with the weakness of human desire, greed and temptation symbolized by hundreds of outreaching hands. Crossing the bridge over the small lake takes you to the gate of heaven where you are met by two creatures who decide the fate of the dead. Make it past there and the countless tourists with selfie sticks and you arrive at the ubosot made with fragments of glass in the style of a traditional Thai 3 tiered roof temple.
Photography is prohibited inside the main building which features murals with cultural icons like Michael Jackson, and fictitious characters including Freddy Kruger, Harry Potter and Hello Kitty. As well as scenes depicting nuclear war and terrorist attacks. If the intent is to highlight what’s wrong with the world the artist has made his point with this exhibit. Excerpts from "Chiang Rai, Thailand's Outlandish Attractions-Black Temple/White Temple".
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I am a personal development coach. I have been coaching as a hobby for a while and decided to become serious about it when I saw talented, skilled and resourceful, people doubt themselves and not give themselves or their dreams a chance. I started my own business shortly after someone I cared about took their own life. This person, like many others, wanted to travel and see the world but was held back by their own demons.
I've had enough of sitting by the sidelines and not doing something MORE ACTIVE to shake people out of their slumps. I want your listeners to know they can go out there make it happen for themselves, in way that makes sense for THEM. "Travel" can seem so huge to those thirsty for it. I want these folks to know that that shouldn't stop them. That it is something that is oh-so-doable, and that they can do it in a way that is unique to their needs. The clients I have coached with this issue are now some of my most daring clients. I would love to bring that to your listeners.
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Noelle shares her thoughts and impressions on her first trip to New Zealand and Cook Islands.
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Do we stop traveling because of all these terrorist events? What about Hurricanes , earthquakes?!!! It seemed like we hear about it almost every single day and what about the Sika Virus ?
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At 100+ years old, Hakone Gardens is a National Trust and one of the oldest Japanese estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. In honor of its centennial, Hakone is celebrating its beginning and lasting endurance with multi-year events and activities. Historian and Hakone Foundation Board Member, Connie Young-Yu, shares the richness and history of this oasis that sits on the edge of Silicon Valley.
We'll examine the emerging trend of chocolate travel with travel writer and Chocolatour publisher, Doreen Pendgracs.
Speaking of wine...California has been a leader in developing and implementing sustainable programs in a number of industries, but most prominently in its winemaking practices. Allison Jordan with California's Wine Institute takes us on an excursion through the state's famous winegrowing regions and she offers the backstory behind their earth-friendly practices.
Lansing, Michigan has blossomed into a dynamic cultural center and the city has grown far beyond the small plot of land that European explorer Hugh Heward discovered while canoeing down the Grand River in 1790. Lori Lanspeary from the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau tells us why Lansing, home to Michigan State University, is much more than a college town.
Finally, we'll shine a destination spotlight on the Dominican Republic and Cabo San Lucas from the floor of the Adventure Travel Show in Washington, D.C.
The dynamic speakers of the Mission I Am Possible Tour are joining forces with DS Vacaytions to offer this awesome get a way to Freeport and Nassau Bahamas. Tune in or listen to the rebroadcast for more information.
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