Join Chris and guest George Starks to learn and explore the Camino de Santiago. George has done the Camino 5 times and gives great tips and how to plan the adventure. This show explains where to stay, how to plan and all the in's and out's in having the Camino de Santiago experience. This show is a must before you plan your Camino.
On part two of three shows discussing hotels, Chris and Jerry discuss some of the confusing terms used to describe hotels. Listen to learn what a double, triple, and other hotel room categories really mean. You may be surprised. You will also learn about the hotel rating systems around the world and how a three star hotel in one country may not be the same as a three star hotel in another. The show also discusses how hotels determine the cost of a room. Again, you may be surprised. Listen to gain valuable information so you can get the hotel and room category that you want.
On this part one of a three part series discussing hotels show, Chris and Jerry explore how you decide where to stay, define hotels, accommodations, properties, and lodging, list fifteen categories of places to stay, and explain the different hotel categories. Your vacation will be more complete and exciting after you listen to this realistic discussion on selecting the correct hotel for your vacation.
Chris and Jerry answer questions they have received from listeners throughout the world about how we travel, ways travel has changed our lives, overcoming the fear of taking the first step to take a trip outside your comfort zone, and when and how is it good to travel by yourself. The show emphasizes, not only the unique experiences you will gain, but how it will make you less prejudice and discriminating and more appreciative of the world's cultures, people, food, and your part in it. Listen for a new look on travel that will definitely change your life.
Chris and Jerry discuss many of the rules and regulations parents need
to know in order for their children to travel safely and legally by
themselves on planes, buses, and trains. Each airline, bus company, and
rail system has its own requirements for children traveling solo. Some
of these rules include age requirements. Generally, children under age
five are not allowed to travel by themselves. There are several age categories, each having its own rules, that can apply, such as ages five
through seven must travel only on non-stop flights, eight through eleven
may be able to change planes, etc. Specific rules regarding the person
meeting your children must be met and confirmed by the airlines, bus
company, or rail system. Many other rules and requirements are given to
help ensure your children can travel by themselves. Parents who want or
need to send their children by themselves to a destination need to
listen to this show to get a solid foundation to ensure a safe and happy
trip for their children.
Mike Nesbitt, president of African Safari Company & Expeditions, africansafarico.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the ins and outs of going on an African safari. About everything you need to know to plan the African safari you want is here. We talk about how much in advance you need to book your safari, times of year to visit to ensure the experience you want, seeing gorillas, accommodations and lodges, prices, should you take your children, how long to stay, and many other specific topics which you need to assist you for your African safari travel plans.
Join Paul Proctor, Chris, and Jerry as they explore one of the least
visited areas of Australia, Tasmania. Founded as an English prison
colony, Tasmania offers its visitors some unique experiences. Suggested
itineraries ranging from a few days to two weeks, ways to get to
Tasmania and travel the island, types of sleeping accommodations, Bruny
and Maria islands, climate and weather, beaches stretching for tens of
miles, diverse scenery and landscape, Port Arthur penal settlement, and
many other interesting facts and travel suggestions are given. Many
visitorts feel Tasmania is the best part of Australia. Listen to learn
Rapidly becoming a "hot" vacation destination, Lianne Kim of Kensington Tours, kensingtontours.com,
Chris, and Jerry explore Iceland's unique vacation options. Going into
an active volcano, hiking the uninhabited center, glaciers, soaking in
hot volcanic heated pools, self-driving or escorted tours, the aurora
borealis, and many other topics are explored in this Unique Iceland show.
Listen to start planning your adventure, scenic, and educational
vacation to the Land of Fire and Ice and get answers to questions, such
as "Should I rent a car to explore Iceland?"
Inspired by Martha on Marnella Tour's North Peru Travel Advice Show,
Jerry got excited and went to visit three of the historical sites
mentioned on the show. He goes into detail how he traveled, where he
stayed, and his experiences visiting Ventarron, one of the oldest
constructions in the Americas dating from 2,000 BC, the fascinating
Lambayeque Royal Tombs Museum, traveling hours by car through
spectacular alpine and dry scenery, staying at a hotel overlooking and
hiking to the extremely impressive Gotca Waterfalls, trekking to the
impressing Karajaia sarcophai tombs, enjoying Kuelap, the largest
ancient stone structure in South America, exploring Revash, cliff tombs
where mummies were found, visiting the Leymebama mummie museum which
houses 219 mummies, and many other adventures. Listen to learn fabulous
options on your trip to Peru.
Chris and Jerry discuss places that will greatly enhance your travels,
even if you are going to popular tourist destinations. Included in this
show are the Zhangye Danxia Mountains in China, Peru's Paracas
Candelabra, the rarely visited Puma Punka ruin and Salar de Yuymi Salt
Desert of Bolivia, White Pocket outcrop in northwestern Arizona, the
historic Socotra Islands in Yemen, Ko Phi Phi Islands south of Phuket,
Thailand, the beautiful Pamukkale hot pools of southwestern Turkey, and
the magnificent scenery and waterfalls of Vagar Island, Faroe islands.
They could be the best part of your vacation, so stay tuned.
Roy Liao of Super Value Tours, supervaluetours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the hidden gem of Taiwan, a destination that will excite everyone. Travelers who come to explore rank Taiwan
as one of the best vacations ever. It is excellent for families,
adventurers, lovers of excellent food, and history buffs, just to name a
few. The show gives many sightseeing options, length of stay, time of
year to visit, ways to travel, and many other ideas which will excite
you to visit one of Asia's most unique and impressive destinations.
This show is part three of a three part series of Selecting, Planning, and Booking Your Vacation. Chris and Jerry discuss ways to book your vacation which will save a lot of time and problems. There are three basic ways to book
your vacation: doing each part of your trip yourself, utilizing a
travel agent, cruise line, or tour operator, and a combination of both.
Using these ways require research, deposits or full payment at the time
of confirmation, organization of confirmations so you can quickly see
what has been confirmed, and many other suggestions are contained in
this program. Listen to make booking your vacation more complete and easier.
This is the second part OF PLANNING YOU VACATION WHICH IS PART OF a
series of three shows to make your next vacation better: selecting,
planning, and booking your vacation. In Planning Your Vacation Part Two
Travel Advice Show, Chris and Jerry discuss: consider the weather where
you are going, ensure each person gets to do and see that which he/she
would like to do and see, take a variety of transportation options, such
as rail, bus, escorted day tours, and water travel, to experience the
destination you have selected, work with travel agents, tour operators,
and the Internet for unique ideas, ensure that what you want to do fits
within your vacation time AND BUDGET, suggestions to keep your home-life
running smoothly, and other suggestions. You will want to listen to
both Planning One and Two for a more fulfilling and memorable travel
This show is Part One of Planning Your Vacation. In it, Chris and Jerry
discuss ways, including the way they plan their trips, to plan your
vacation. It will save a lot of problems later on and help ensure you
and those traveling with you can experience the vacation of a lifetime.
Some suggestions include: making certain your passport is valid for at
least the time the country you are visiting requires upon departure from
their country, organizing your confirmations and emails, getting your
immunizations current, searching for the lowest prices by planning as
far in advance as possible for airline tickets, cruises, etc., beginning
your planning early, even up to two years, so you can get tickets,
permits, and reservations at extremely popular sites, putting your
vacation thoughts in order, and other important suggestions. Listen to
get you in the planning mode for your next holiday.
We, Chris and Jerry, have been asked numerous times how we select where
we are going on our next vacation. Chris is forty-four years old and
Jerry is seventy-two years old which is one of the reasons we select
different vacation spots. The program discusses how age can affect how
you select a destination. Listen for exciting Ways to Select Where You
Go on Vacation. Some suggestions include spinning a globe with your eyes
closed and stopping at a point which will become your next trip,
getting an idea from a TV show, movie, book, or email from a friend
showing pictures of fascinating and often seldom-seen sites, having a
conversation with an interesting person and others. You will get your
creative juices moving to select a vacation experience of a life time.
Andy Magistrale of AmaWaterways, amawaterways.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the fabulous Mekong and Irtrawaddy River cruises of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Truly two of the world's most exciting, interesting, and educational rivers to explore, Andy explains the unique AmaWaterways style of cruising and the included sightseeing of Ha Long Bay and staying overnight on a Vietnamese junk, majestic, ancient temples, the Killing Fields of Myanmar, Vietnam War tunnels, exotic food and fruit, Hanoi Hilton prison, and many other fabulous sites. You will definitely want to cruise these two rivers soon with AmaWaterways.
"Traveling Jackie," of thebudgetmindedtraveler.com, Chris, and Jerry discuss the exciting world of budget travel. Regardless of your age, gender, and income, you can experience travel on a budget for any length of time you have to travel. Tips for traveling within cities and countries, minimizing stress by pre-booking your first night hotel, utilizing travel guide books, the difference between budget and cheap travel, staying in hostels, carrying and managing money while traveling, and women traveling on their own are just some of the topics discussed by Traveling Jackie on this fun travel advice show.
Tony Perdomo of Tucan Travel, tucantravel.com,
Chris, and Jerry explore adventure travel in a way you may never have
considered. Overlanding where you do the shopping and cooking, taking
local transportation within cities and between countries, no single
supplements, small group size, free time to explore, and trips ranging
from 7 to 77 days are just some of the options discussed. And all at
prices less than staying home. Tucan Travel offers tens of trips
throughout the world that you should highly consider for a unique
perspective of cultures and adventures you're friends have yet to
experience, but will when you return.
Purchasing travel insurance is a question that most travelers have and often find confusing. Gail Magiante of Insure My Trip, insuremytrip.com,
Chris, and Jerry help answer these and other questions as they discuss
travel insurance in a realistic and understandable way. This Travel
Insurance 101 show explains most types of travel insurance, including
lost and damaged baggage, injury and sickness while on your vacation,
cancellation for any reason, coverage for participating in adventure
activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting, and how soon
ahead of your trip should you purchase travel insurance. Listening to
this show can help save you money and give you peace of mind on your
Unique things to see, travel, experience, and many other exciting activities are discussed by Morgan McKenna of Kensington Tours, kensingtontours.com, Chris, and Jerry. You will learn of many cultural and fabulous things to do in Norway
including adventure cruising northwestern Spitzbergen, exploring
numerous less-touristy fjords, budgeting for the cost of food, spending
the night with the Sami people in the Arctic, hiking numerous mountains
to view beautiful fjords and valleys, taking the scenic Hurtigruten
coastal cruise, driving through central Norway, kayaking, and marveling at the Aurora Borealis and daylight at 2 am are just some of the topics discussed.
Unique and varied Ecuador is discussed by Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com,
Chris, and Jerry. You'll be amazed at the wide variety of Ecuador's
culture, exploration, adventure, and shopping options. Winding perilous
mountains by train, shopping local Indian markets, purchasing gold and
silver jewelry, visiting ancient Inca ruins, exciting bird watching,
climbing Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, and other
spectacular mountains, exploring the streets of Quito, and determining
which is the best way to see the Galapagos Islands are just some of the
exciting ideas you'll discover on Ecuador Travel Advice Show.
Chris and Jerry welcome Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, who will excite you to visit the varied country of Colombia.
It is now safe to visit, walk the streets at night, enjoy unique
historical and scenic sites, and have a fabulous vacation. The Gold
Museum, excellent shopping in malls with baby sitters, day trips to
Zipaquira's salt cathedral, coffee tasting in Pereira, 16th century
Cartagena with its walled city, nearby Rosario Island for
Caribbean-clear swimming and relaxing, forts, Tayrona National Park and
the 800 AD Lost City, the new "Machu Picchu" in the Santa Maryta
District, and San Andres Island, famous for its beaches, relaxation, and
unique mixed cultures are just some of the topics discussed. You'll
want to go to Colombia after hearing this program.
Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore many exciting and extensive travel options in southern Peru.
Realistic and practical information is given on traveling to and flying
over the Nazca lines/plain, motoring between Puno and Arequipa through
the impressive, volcanic-surrounded Colca River valley and home of
hundreds of condors and the world's deepest canyon, partaking of the
many physical and scenic activities of the Sacred Valley, various types
of accommodations and transportation options, and many other ideas for
this desert to tropical jungle region of southern Peru.
Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the marvels of northern Peru. Basically undiscovered by tourists, this fascinating area of deserts, Andes mountains, and tropical jungles is one of the world's hidden gems. Lodges and cruises of the Amazon, ancient ruins near Trujillo and Chiclayo (older than Machu Picchu), Gocta, the world's third highest waterfalls, ways to travel, best time to visit, culture, history, and many other topics are discussed. You will not only be inspired to spend at least ten days in northern Peru, but you will want to visit soon before it is discovered.
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are uniquely covered by Dan Crandall of Adventures Within Reach, adventureswithinreach.com,
Chris, and Jerry. You will learn when to go, how long to stay, unique
travel options and areas, food, getting around travel options, and many
other suggestions to make your stay in Southeast Asia
even more exciting. Dan's enthusiasm for the area comes through as he
explains why everyone should visit this area, as there is something for
everyone, except skiers.
Chile, almost as long as the U.S. is wide,
averaging about 125 miles wide, offering, literally, something for
everyone, and one of the world's most unique countries, is discussed by
Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com,
Chris, and Jerry. Learn little-and well-known facts, including the
English-settled north, Atacama Desert, wine, Skorpios II glacier cruise,
Robinson Crusoe and Easter Islands, skiing some of the world's most
famous areas, spectacular mountain and lake regions, fly-cruise
Antarctica, and Patagonia, including one of the world's must-see Tierra
del Fuego. No minimum length vacation suggestion is given because it
would require weeks to see and do it all, but suggested lengths of time
to stay is given for each region. Chile, one of the world's most exciting countries, is a show you will want to listen to for a vacation you will never forget.
Peter Grubb, president of Sea Kayak Adventurers, seakayakadventures.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the world of sea kayaking. An adventure for fit, with some sea kayaking
experience and at least 8 years old, adventurers, their trips offer a
unique perspective of getting-up-close to nature, culture, flora,
fauna, and culture. Their tours include close encounters with various
types of whales, exploring remote coastlines, observing bears, paddling
the Bay of Pigs, walking through rural Albania, and other unique
experiences. Sea Kayak Adventures offers sea
kayking expeditions to Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Alaska, and
Europe. Some of their programs are designed for families, which include
three-passenger kayaks so younger children can sit between their parents. For a truly fascinating, invigorating, and awe-inspring vacation, take a Sea Kayak Adventure.
Doing the tango in Buenos Aires is one of the many topics discussed by Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, Chris, and Jerry. This show gives great, often not known, options for visiting Argentina,
one of the most versatile South America countries, will inspire you to
want to spend your vacation doing and visiting many things. Buenos
Aires, famous for its lively international nightlife, shopping,
museums, and architecture, nearby estancias (cattle ranches), day trips to
Punta del Este, for its beaches, and historic Colonia del Sacramento,
both in Uruguay, is discussed in depth. Other country-wide destinations
discussed, include: Igauzu Falls' impressive volume of water and nearby
jungle hikes; Mendoza, situated between southern Utah-type deserts and
the highest mountain in the America, 22,841 foot Aconcagua, is famous
for its wine and skiing; Swiss-like San Carlos de Bariloche with its spectacular lake and mountain scenery; ways to visit El Calafate's Perito
Moreno and other glaciers, viewing and going overland to Torres del
Paine, Chile, and outdoor adventure activities; Ushuia, the gateway to
Antarctica and Cape Horn via small, adventure cruises; Peninsula Valdes
to see whales, sea lions and wolves, and Magallanes penguins. Visa,
currency exchange, family vacation ideas, adventure trips, and many
other topics are discussed to excite you to visit Argentina, the land of tangos and gauchos, plus many other spectacular sites and activities.
Southern Brazil, home of Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls, is discussed by Martha Tavera, Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com, Chris, and Jerry. No visit to southern Brazil
should be made without listening to this show! Learn about the beaches,
nightlife, culture, Carnival, the famous sites in Rio and other nearby
destinations, should you see Iguazu Falls from the Brazil
or Argentine side, the seldom-visited Pantanal with its wildllife, Fort
Jungqueira, and adventure, mountainous Oro Petro, Santa Cantalina's
magnificent beaches, German influence, and wine, Santos with wonderful
beaches, Sao Paulo, Iguazu Falls, and other unique areas. Also visa
requirements, family travel areas, food, climate, and other interesting
and needed facts and suggestions are given to help make southern Brazil an excellent vacation choice.
The not-so-often visited northern part of Brazil is explored by Martha Tavera of Marnella Tours, marnellatours.com,
Chris, and Jerry. Settled by the Dutch, Portugese, Africans, and other
nationalities, whose influence is evident, emphasis is placed on the
areas of Manus, Recife, Salvador, Brasilia, and Fernado de Noronha
island. This unique, year-round excellent weather part of Brasil offers
something for everyone, including the Amazon River, carnivals that allow
you to participate in the parades and activities, Caribbean-like white
sand beaches, jungle exploration, wide-variety of shopping, excellent
food, friendly people, exciting family destination options, and many
other activities. A wide range of important topics are discussed that
will excite you to visit this fabulous area of Brazil.
Rob Douglas, owner of Simply Wild Journeys, simplywild.co.nz,
joins Chris and Jerry to discuss up-scale, personalized adventure
experiences for all ages at the north end of the South Island, New
Zealand. Rob's company, based in Nelson, NZ, designs and executes
customized adventure tours, including sea kayaking, heli-cycling,
mountain biking, walking and heli-hiking, white-water and heli-rafting,
sailing, boating, and other exciting activities which make for a unique
and exhilarating New Zealand vacation. Whether going to New Zealand just
to stretch your physical boundaries or to enhance your visit to the
"Land of the Long White Cloud," you will want to include a customized
adventure through Simply Wild Adventures.
The rarely-visited and phenomenal country of Tchad (Chad) is discussed by Wendy Simmons, wendysimmons.com,
Chris, and Jerry. In 2014, only 100 tourists came to this Sahara-desert
covered country which rarely sees more than 300 tourists annually.
Recently returned from Tchad, Wendy shares her experiences as she
covers 4,000 km of Tchad's varied terrain, cultures, food, and scenery.
Additional topics include: the people, transportation, topography,
weather, best time to visit, obtaining a tourist visa, and the Ennedi
mountain range with its caves, fossils, unbelievable wind and wind and
water carved formations, and sunsets. Surrounded by politically
troubled countries, now is the time to visit and be amazed with the
friendly, spectacular country of Tchad.
Dan Crandall of adventureswithinreach.com joins Chris and Jerry to discuss one of the most bio-diversified countries in the world, Costa, Rica. Truly offering something for nearly everyone, topics including descriptions and differences of many of the National Parks, transportation including should you rent a car, beaches, best time to go, wildlife, family travel, safety, suggested week vacation itineraries, and adventure options including whitewater rafting, jungle hikes, canyoning/repelling, ziplining, and others are discussed to help make Costa Rica one of your best vacations ever.
The exciting world of rail travel is discussed by Chris Skow of traintrips.biz, Chris, and Jerry. Topics discussed include the history of rail travel, train tours, train trips, train vacations, and luxury private rail car trips. Started in 1984 by Chris, a retired conductor of the Western Pacific/Union Pacific rail, traintrips.biz, also known as Trains & Travel International, has been offering rail trips throughout the world from a 1day California Zephyr trip from Los Angeles to Oakland, CA to a 21 day Silk Road Moscow to Beijing private Golden Eagle Silk Road. If you’ve ever wanted to travel by rail, this is the program to listen to as Chris goes into great and exciting detail on what it is like, types of rail cars used, difference between train tours, trips, and vacations, and numerous other topics.
Do not visit Peru and Tanzania without listening to Robin Paschall of Adventutres Within Reach, Chris, and Jerry discuss these two exciting
destinations. Along with the basic facts, often unknown and fascinating
insights are given such as where the best beaches are located in
Zanzibar, the different accommodation options such as lodges and
permanent and movable tented camps in the Serengeti, unique cultural
experience of visiting the Haya "mud people" in Tanzania, cooking with
the locals in Cuzco, visiting Lake Titicaca, talking about the various
Inca Trails, and when is the worst time to visit Peru and Tanzania. This
show will greatly assist you in your planning stage to make the best
decisions for a fabulous vacation.
Karen Hardy of Australia 2000 returns as guest with Chris and Jerry to
discuss the wide-range of outdoor, unique and adventure activities and
options while visiting New Zealand. Heli-skiing and hiking, whitewater and
sea kayaking, trout and deep sea fishing, sand dunes and multi-day treks
were just some of the topics discussed. Listen to this program for
fabulous ideas to enhance your New Zealand experience.
Kylie Chenn, of Acanela, joins Chris and
Jerry to talk about this unique company. Inspired by incredibly talented
artists in third world countries to share their talents with the world,
Acanela offers a wide variety of itineraries, including trekking,
adventure, culinary, and photography, to India, Africa, Southeast Asia,
Europe, and other world-wide destinations. What sets her tours apart
from others, is the ability for the tour members to actually participate
with these artists as they cook, design, and paint. Her culinary tours
allow tour members to learn to cook local cuisine in homes and with
noted chefs in the area. Her unique Artisan Expeditions incorporate
instructional classes from local artists, giving them a means to
monetize their skill. You'll enjoy Kylie's sense of humor, dedication,
and love of introducing tour members to these rarely-offered
Join Chris and Jerry as they discuss three important travel topics with Wendy Simmons, wendysimmons.com,
who has traveled to more than 85 countries and counting. A noted travel
photographer and writer, including the Huffington Post and her
forth-coming book on North Korea (DPRK), Wendy has a down-to-earth,
realistic travel approach. This unique program discusses women traveling
the world alone, suggestions and directions for taking photographs that
truly capture the subject, and some excellent packing trips to make
your travel less stressful. Wendy's sense of humor and enthusiasm for
traveling is catching and fun and immediately comes across. This
definitely is a must-listen-to program prior to any trip you take.
Greg Witt, president and founder of Alpenwild, joins Chris and Jerry to
discus the many options to experience the Alps. The primary emphasis is
on walkiing, hiking, and trekking the Alps of Switzerland, France, and
Italy, including the definitions of walking, hiking, and trekking,
difficulty of the various trails, age and health requirements, types of
accommodations, food, including cheese and chocolate, times of year,
including winter, to do the various activities, and many other pertinent
facts to enhance your Alpine by foot experience. Greg goes into great
detail on the famous and not-so-famous hikes. He also discusses their
exciting multi-rail trip which includes the various cog rail trains and
trains pass through the scenic the scenic areas of Switzerland,
including the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Goldenpass Line, and
tunneling through the Elger to arrive at the Jungfraujoch, the highest
railway station in Europe. Prior to solidifying your trip to the Alps,
you must listen to this show to learn many options to make your vacation
truly exciting and memorable.
Jet lag is a problem that most international air travelers experience,
especially from traveling east to west or west to eat. Chris and Jerry
discuss, both scientifically and personally, the symptoms, affects, and
possible minimizers of
this condition to help you arrive either at your destination or return
home with minimal affects.
A fascinating and interesting introduction to Mexico’s
colonial cities by Nella Huaringa, Senior Travel Advisor for Latin
America, Kensington Tours, Chris and Jerry. Definition of colonial
cities, differences between cities, length of time
to stay, time of year to visit, ones best for children, costs, and many
other topics are discussed. A great program helping you better design
your first or tenth visit to Mexico.
Chris and Jerry, with
guest George Papagapitos, CEO of Ponant, Cultural Cruises & Expeditions, explore the fast-growing adventure and education small ship
travel. Destinations, expectations, costs, seminars, philosophy,
families, and many other topics of Ponant cruises and this unique travel
opportunity are discussed; a most viable option to the large passenger
ships and cruise experience.
Robin Brooks, Marketing and PR Director for Kensington Tours, joins
Chris and Jerry to discuss ever-growing private driver and guide style
of travel. If escorted, large groups terrify you, restricted
itineraries which don’t spend enough
time at or visit sites you especially want to visit, or you want the
security of having someone local, who speaks the language, and knows
neat things to do, then this show is for you. Definition, age group,
cost, advantages, options, examples, and other topics
are discussed. Every traveler, regardless of travel experience and age,
should listen to this program to gain an insight which might make your
next trip, your best ever.
As Rodney Smith, Vice President of Sunspots International,
Chris and Jerry discuss the exotic and romantic South Pacific
destination of Tahiti/French Polynesia, you'll see why these islands
have inspired exciting dance, literature, art, music and life-changing
experiences for centuries. Location, definition, water and air travel
between the islands, food, accommodations, costs, siteseeing and the
people are just some of the topics explored.
an increasingly popular one-stop travel shopping source, is discussed
by Dave Wiggins, Executive Director of Trusted Adventures, Chris and
Jerry. Trusted Adventures, an excellent consortium example, consists of
eight trusted and well-established adventure company members allowing
travelers to identify and book top quality adventure travel vacations
with confidence and ease at one source. Ways to utilize consortiums,
reason why they were created and many other topics are discussed to help
narrow down any adventure trips you want to take.
Willy Beumer of Carnival Cruise Lines joins Chris and Jerry to discuss
the changes and advantages of cruising with this 35-year old icon.
Carnival changed the world's concept of cruising and is continuing to be
innovative in offering world-wide destinations, variation in
activities, exciting ships and attracting passengers of all ages.
Willy's comments will have you on a Carnival Cruise soon.
Guest, Bill Dvorak of Guest, Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Expeditions, joins Chris and Jerry in
discussing the exciting world of river travel. Whitewater rafting,
kayaking, fly fishing and multi-sport trips ranging from half day to
over one week are discussed. Everyone ever wanting to take an
exhilarating river trip needs to listen to this program as Bill gives
valuable information to ensure your category 1-5 river trip will be one
to remember. You'll definitely take a second river adventure.
Often called the "Last Continent" or "The Greatest Vacation Experience",
Antarctica is truly on the top of all traveler's lists. Unique in many
ways, the Frozen Continent offers experiences unlike any other found on
earth. Using zodiacs, ship, kayaks and walking, this trip offers
fabulous experiences exploring fascinating animal life, icebergs and
weather. Chris and Jerry give suggested ways to visit the continent,
explain best months to visit, discuss crossing the Drake passage,
compare different companies that offer programs and many other ideas to
enhance your experience.
Cherie Anderson, owner of Professional Tour Management Training, tourtraining.com
, joins Chris and Jerry to discuss the challenging, exciting and
fast-growing tour directing profession. Many aspects of the profession
including the various types of tours from around the world to in-town
half-day, solving problems, who might consider being a tour escort, how
to handle sudden situations, tipping and many other topics are discussed. This show is a must for both those who want to be a tour
director and those who like to take escorted tour.