Toyota's Ed Laukes is one of the senior people in the industry who helps guide the automotive future of the US. He chats with Paul and Elizabeth at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and discusses how Toyota has a dominate lead in hybrid technology and enjoys an enviable reputation for quality and reliability. Hear how it all started with a weaving loom. s
Cooper Ericksen of Lexus talks with Paul and Elizabeth at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto show about the latest innovations and how safety features are designed to be standard on all their models. Hybrid Technology is also part of the mix at a more affordable price point. The latest Lexus models are designed to appeal to younger drivers as well as luxury seekers.
Fred Hodder of the Save the Redwoods League talks with Paul about a new book that details the beauty of the redwood forests in California. The League is a major force in saving these priceless treasures for future generations. This marks the Centenary of the League.
Mark Baker joins Paul to talk about his Naturetours by small ship cruising in the Amazon Basin and the Rio Negro. Baker hosts small groups that are able to visit areas that others can't due to size. Mark is an avid birder without a list.
Overtourism and the challenges it brings to destinations is a growing problem for many places both large and small. Gary, Paul, and Elizabeth discuss possible solutions and strategies. They have tips for the best ways to avoid crowds.
Professional travelers Shane, Paul, and Elizabeth discuss strategies for traveling light. With combined decades of travel experience, they provide insight and help for any traveler.
Paul learns about the mission of the Center for Responsible Travel from Managing Director Samantha Bray. They discuss how travel is changing and how both countries and companies are evolving to meet the challenges and stresses of increased global travel.
Guiseppe Cipriani opens a Cipriani Restaurant at Wynn Plaza Las Vegas. He chats with Paul about Harry's Bar in Venice and Elizabeth and Paul's favorite hang out, Harry's Dolci on Venice's Giudecca.
Noted travel journalist Diane Daniel chats with Paul and Elizabeth about the centenary of the end of World War I and the crucial battles around the town of Iper/Ipres, Belgium, including the significance of the Menin Gate.
Max Hartshorne, correspondent, talks with Paul about his recent visit to Guernsey and the story and photos he posted as editor on the GoNomad.com website.
Umbrellas, white sand, good food and drink, sparkling blue water. It's not the riviera but the Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island. Anyone can hire a chair or cabana and have lunch in a setting that brings the French Riviera to Southern California. Paul finds much to enjoy in this undiscovered setting.
John Tue Nguyen who founded Trails of Indochina some three decades ago shares his suggestions for visiting SE Asia. Trails of Indochina creates custom programs that allow visitors to have the experiences they dream of but with expert help.
Jim Selkin plans custom tours for clients of Trails of Indochina. Jim shares years of experience with Paul and offers some advice for having a successful trip without crowds. He points out that the trips include great dining options.
Paul and Elizabeth learn safe driving tips from California Highway Patrol Officer, Juan Galvan and Sgt. Saul Gomez with decades of experience in traffic safety. For visitors they suggest doing some research on driving in the U.S. since some rules are different. And whatever you do don't text or phone and drive.
Gary and Paul chat about Gary's most recent trip to Sri Lanka to speak at a conference held in a Cinnamon Hotel, a Sri Lankan group. He visits the Maldives and spends the day on a sand bar surrounded by ocean, flying his drone. He finds welcoming people throughout and tourism with a cultural and ecological focus.
Paul talks with Brett Snyder who views the airline industry from an insiders perspective. The Cranky Flier provides an accurate look at airlines and that makes us all more knowledgeable when we have to fly. Their Concierge Service helps by using "real live humans to help real live humans". Great idea.
Paul and Elizabeth talk with Drew O'Connell the creator of Earplanes. A small, soft, silicone earplug with a ceramic filter that allows the air pressure outside and inside the ear to equalize slowly, a simple idea that reduces or eliminates the pain caused by changes in altitude in planes. We've used them for years and they really do work.
Paul and Elizabeth talk with Medjet's COO, John Gobbels, who is an expert on travel safety. His bio says he is former Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac and is a certified Critical Care Nurse, Law Enforcement Officer, Paramedic and Firefighter. We found that his knowledge about emergencies and Medjet lives up to his bio. Medjet is simply the best medical evac program we know of, and we've said that for years.
Aboard Holland America Line's Koningsdam, Paul chats with David Rosenthal, a wine maker at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington state's oldest winery. In an innovative program, David teaches guests how to blend wine.
Aboard Holland America Line's Koningsdam, Paul chats with the ship's cellar master about the wine program and the challenges of creating different wine lists for the many fine dining options on the ship.
Aboard Holland America Line's Koningsdam, Paul chats with Andy Matsuda, one of the line's culinary consultants, about what makes great sushi. Matsuda's school in Southern California is renowned for producing some of the top sushi chefs in America.
With the Koningsdam, Holland America Line has upgraded its level of fine dining, and Paul chats with the ship's executive chef about the enhancements. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the galley.
On a recent cruise on Holland America Line's Konigsdam Paul visited Eidfjord, Norway, which just might be the extreme sports capital of the world.