Camino de Santiago Travel Advice Show

25Nov

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. 

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Hotels Part Two Travel Advice Show

25Nov

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. 
 
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Hotels Part One Travel Advice Show

30Oct

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.

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Changing your life Travel Advice Show

8Oct

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.

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Children Traveling Alone Travel Advice Show

1Oct

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.

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On African Safari Travel Advice Show

8Sep

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.

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Tasmania Travel Advice Show

5Sep

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 why.

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Unique Iceland Travel Advice Show

20Aug

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?"

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Jerry’s Unique North Peru Trip Travel Advice Show

10Aug

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.

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Exciting World Sites Travel Advice Show

31Jul

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.

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Taiwan Travel Advice Show

15Jul

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.

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Booking Your Vacation Travel Advice Show

5Jul

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.

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Planning Your Vacation Part Two Travel Advice Show

26Jun

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 experience.

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Planning Your Vacation Part One Travel Advice Show

14Jun

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.

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Ways to Select Where You Go on Vacation Travel Advice Show

5Jun

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.

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Mekong and Irrawaddy River Cruises Travel Advice Show

16May

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.

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Budget Travel Travel Advice Show

1May

"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.

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Portugal and the Azores Travel Advice Show

25Apr

Chris and Jerry are joined with Lianne Kim of Kensington Tours, kensington tours. com, to discuss the friendly, beautiful, moderately priced Portugal and its mid-Atlantic Azortes islands. Like Iceland, Portugal and the Azores are just now starting to get truly discovered, as many people only go to Spain when visiting the Iberian Peninsula. The show covers Portugal's wine areas, historic and religious areas, Algarve with its quaint towns and resort areas, spectacular scenery, popular areas to visit, wide variety of hotel options, including historic pousadas, length of time to visit, best time of year to go, and many other things you can do and experience in this fabulous country. The show will excite you to visit soon before the crowds discover it.

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Travel the World like the Locals Travel Advice Show

9Apr

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.

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Travel Insurance Travel Advice Show

5Apr

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 next vacation.

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Unique Norway Travel Advice Show

28Mar

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.

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Ecuador Travel Advice Show

23Mar

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.

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Columbia Travel Advice Show

19Mar

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.

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Southern Peru Travel Advice Show

15Mar

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.

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Northern Peru Travel Advice

6Mar

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.

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Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam Travel Advice

20Feb

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.

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Chile Travel Advice Show

14Feb

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.

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Sea Kayaking Travel Advice Show

9Feb

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.

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Argentina Travel Advice Show

7Feb

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.

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Southern Brazil Travel Advice Show

7Feb

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.

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Northern Brazil Travel Advice Show

30Jan

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.

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New Zealand Simply Wild Journeys Travel Advice Show

28Jan

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.

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Tchad-Chad Travel Advice Show

23Jan

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.

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Costa Rica Travel Advice Show

14Jan

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.

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Trains and Travel Advice Show

27Dec

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.

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Peru, Tanzania, and Kilimanjaro Travel Advice Show

6Dec

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.

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New Zealand Adventure Travel Advice Show

30Nov

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.

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aCanela Travel Advice Show

29Nov

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 opportunities.

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Wendy Simmons Travel Advice Show

15Nov

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.

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Alps Travel Advice Show

1Nov

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.

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Jet Lag Travel Advice

29Jul

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.

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Mexico Colonial Cities Travel Advice Show

17Jun

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.

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Ponant Cruises and Small Ship Travel Advice Show

5Jun

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.

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Private Driver and Guide Travel Advice

13May

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.

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Tahiti/French Polynesia Travel Advice Show

8Apr

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.

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Trusted Adventures Travel Advice Show

17Mar

Consortiums, 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. 


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Carnival Cruises Travel Advice Show

16Mar

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.

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River Running Travel Advice Show Podcast

16Mar

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.

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Antarctica Travel Advice Show Podcast

15Mar

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.

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Tour Directing Travel Advice Podcast

9Mar

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.

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