As states and a few countries gradually begin to open up again after lockdowns, Everything-Everywhere’s Gary Arndt joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss what the future of travel might look like. What lessons will we all have learned from the downtime? And can we now hope for a more sustainable approach to travel? Plus, Gary has an innovative suggestion for cruise ships.
Headquartered in Bordeaux, France, LuxeAdventureTraveler’s Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth to report on the Virtual Wine Tastings she’s doing on her website. She hosts them every Wednesday. Log on to join the fun and virtually visit some of the region’s great vineyards and chateaus.
Is this the end of cruising? Or the beginning of something better? Travel and food journalist Janice Wald Henderson joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss what it’s going to take to make passengers feel comfortable enough to get on a cruise ship again. In the meantime, eager cruisers can get a taste of the sea by logging on to virtual presentations several lines are doing, such as Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Insider.
Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the prognosis for sustainable travel, now that pollution is down around the world due to Covid-19 restrictions. Will we learn from this episode how to travel more sustainability? Terry also reports on Oprah Winfrey’s new Apple TV series, which includes how to keep from feeling lonely while staying safe at home.
VisitBerlin’s Kirsten Schmidt joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal some of the ways you can visit Berlin virtually, until the day when we can all travel again. Thrill to the beauty of Queen Nefertiti’s statue in the Neues Museum, listen to the Berlin Philharmonic, even dance to the music in the hottest clubs – all without leaving your living room. And learn about not-to-miss things to see and do when you can visit for real.
UnCruise Adventures’ Dan Blanchard joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss small-ship cruising in Alaska, Hawai‘i and Mexico. You can see places up-close and personal on small ships, but when will cruising will return?
Atlas Ocean Voyages’ Alberto Aliberti joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal the cool features of this new luxe/adventure cruise line, which sails to Anarctica, the Black Sea, and other fascinating places starting in 2021. You haven’t lived until a penguin walks up to you and picks at your pant leg.
Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss what airlines and even buses are doing to prepare for the gradual return of people to traveling. She also shares her tips for staying in shape – and even for looking younger – while still safe at home, so we’ll all look our best when we finally get out again.
G Adventures’ CEO (Chief Experience Officer) Stef Paris joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal how the innovative tour company is presenting virtual tours until they can again offer real tours to countries around the world. Stef ‘s preview of his Italy tour will have you yearning to soak in a hot spring in Tuscany and eat cannoli in Sicily.
LuxeAdentureTraveler's Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth to report on the progress of France's Covid-19 Confinement and the anticipation of the long process of Unconfinement. Her virtual wine-tasting sessions will enter a new phase - outdoors.
TheTravelCamel’s Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the meaning and value of travel. Shane, who’s name in Chinese means “the traveler who thinks,” shares his philosophy: Travel brings people together and can change the way we view the world. While we all remain Safe at Home, we can still plan for future trips and appreciate what we’ve learned from past journeys.
Chef Diane Kochilas gives Paul and Elizabeth a behind-the-scenes look at her PBS television show My Greek Table, now in its third season. Visit the less-touristed side of Mykonos, where the island’s authentic, traditional cuisine thrives. Travel virtually to Ionia and discover the Venetian influence on its food. You can learn about a country’s history and culture through its cuisine. Stream episodes and get recipes at DianeKochilas.com.
Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to explore more ways to have fun adventures at home until we can all travel again. This week, Terry takes beer-tasting virtually and reveals some of her favorite Apple TV+ shows.
Journalists and authors Lynn and Cele Seldon join Paul and Elizabeth to discuss their books 100 Things To Do in Charleston Before You Die and 100 Things To Do in Savannah Before You Die. Now’s the time to plan trips to these Southern gems for when we can all travel again. In the meantime, Lynn and Cele share wonderful ways to visit the cities virtually.
LuxeAdventureTraveler’s Jennifer Dombrowski joins Paul and Elizabeth and reports on what life is like in Bordeaux, France, as the country enters its fourth week of sheltering in place and Jennifer prepares for the first of the virtual wine tastings she hosts. We discover that staying safe@home has brought out the nascent chef in all of us.
Claudius Docekal VP of Deployment for Crystal Cruises is deep in the planning for the line's World Cruise in 2023 and is finding that past passengers are already wanting to go. He joins Paul to discuss the myriad things that go into preparing for a world cruise. There are speakers to plan, ports to choose, and even supplies to secure, all before selling a single ticket.
Thinking of buying a new car? RelayCars’ Gina Callari joins Paul and Elizabeth to reveal how virtual car shopping is taking off. While you’re sheltering in place, you can research automobiles at RelayCars.com and with the RelayCars app on your smartphone. With Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, you can even feel what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat. A glimpse into a future that’s already here.
Learn about the delights of Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg region, in the southwest of Germany. Spokesperson Victoria Larson and Frank Krawcyzk of the region’s Stately Palaces and Gardens join Paul and Elizabeth to reveal the fun of Stuttgart’s amazing Porshe and Mercedes-Benz museums and the beauty of the area’s magnificent palaces
Christine Schoenhuber of Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg region and Thorsten Rudolph of the Black Forest Highlands join Paul and Elizabeth to share the wonders of the country’s southwest. Learn about what it’s like to hike in the Black Forest and to bask in the beauty of ever-glamorous Baden-Baden.
Everything-Everywhere’s Gary Arndt joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the mode of travel most likely to come back first after the coronavirus pandemic – driving trips close to home. Undiscovered treasures lie just a few hours’ drive outside your home city, whether that’s Toledo, Ohio, or Toledo, Spain.
Travel journalist Tom Adkinson regales Paul and Elizabeth with the story behind Marty Robbins’ 1960 hit song “El Paso.” Rosa’s Cantina, the song’s setting is still a restaurant and bar in this captivating West Texas city. Learn about the surprising charms of El Paso and its Southern neighbor, Ciudad Juárez.
Go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, cuddle a koala, and learn about aboriginal culture – all virtually for now. Tourism Australia’s Jane Whitehead joins Paul and Elizabeth and reveals how you can experience many of the continent’s wonders from your living room through videos, live cams, and other resources. Check out Australia.com’s From the Couch section and Be Inspired to think about visiting for real when we can all travel again.
From yoga to birding, you can do fun activities around the world from the comfort and safety of your living room. Travel journalist Terry Gardner joins Paul and Elizabeth to share some of her favorite online activities for staying sane while sheltering in place until we can all venture forth again safely.
Travel journalist Anietra Hamper joins Paul and Elizabeth to share the rest of her harrowing journey – from a remote fishing camp in India to her home in Ohio. The United States Embassy, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and SATW, the Society of American Travel Writers, all helped in the efforts to bring her safely home.
Travel Journalist Anietra Hamper traveled to India on a reporting assignment when coronavirus hit the country and hostility toward foreigners raged. For three weeks she found refuge in a remote fishing camp. She shares Part 1 of her story with Paul and Elizabeth on this program.