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Destinations with Deborah Howell
11 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Destination: Africa with 15-time Grammy winner, Alicia Keys
This episode, Deborah Howell is privileged to chat with the utterly mesmerizing Alicia Keys on the eve of her second stint at hosting the Grammy Awards. We talk about the 62nd Annual Grammys, her new single, "Underdog", her upcoming world tour--and of course, her favorite place in the world!
13 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Destination: Bahamas with Cory and Bernika Bassett
This time, Deborah Howell shares the mic with two beautiful women who know something about the Bahamas! Cory Bassett is the Business Manager of Entercom Los Angeles and is of Bahamian descent. Her lovely daughter, Bernika, was crowned "Miss Bahamas" in 2010-2011 and went on to compete in the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. She traveled the world as an ambassador, but always left her heart in the Bahamas. Bernika and Cory share their insights about their beloved islands and give us plenty of reasons to visit there on our next vacation, reminding us that what the Bahamas need most right now to recover is for tourism to thrive. Conk salad, fresh fish, turquoise waters and a lovely welcoming people await you!
11 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Destination: Bahamas with Exec Director of Sandals Foundation Heidi Clark
This time, Deborah Howell sits down with the Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clark, to talk about recovery efforts in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Ms. Clark explains that while there is devastation in the northern islands, the Southern Bahamas were untouched and are now mobilized to help their brothers and sisters who've lost everything. She also reminds us that without tourism, these islands can't survive, so one of the best ways to help is to book your next vacation in the awesome islands called the Bahamas. Heidi gives us plenty of reasons to do that--from the turquoise waters to the lovely Bahamian people to the conk-cuisine to the water sports--including swimming with pigs! Kindly consider a Bahamas vacation and a donation to SandalsFoundation.org It will make a world of difference.
13 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Destination: London and Southhampton with Marni Zipper
This episode, Deborah Howell chats with Marni Zipper, Digital Marketing Coordinator for radio stations Fire Lane, Channel Q and 94.7 The Wave about her recent trip to London and Southhampton. Marni shares her travel tips on what to see (Mary Quant Exhibit) what to do (shop on the Portobello Road) what to eat (hot restaurant Circulo Populaire) and what not to miss (the New Forest near Southhampton, where wild horses and donkeys roam free--but will let you pet and feed them.) Welcome to this city and country fairyland across the pond!
9 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
Destination: Live from the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
This time, Deborah Howell has the pleasure of visiting on-site with four of the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos' happiest humans--those who work there day in and day out. We speak to Pilar Alvarado about the property itself, with Director of PR for Playa, Mexico, Wally Dagri about the region and its pleasures, with Oscar Ortiz about all the incredible excursions, and with Carolina Payan about the wonders of the Ziva spa. If you're into water polo, tequila tastings, spin class, yoga on the beach, whale watching, releasing baby turtles back into the sea, riding camels on the beach, scuba diving, a trip to the Arch to watch the sea lions frolic, and so much more--here's your 8 minute ticket to paradise!
18 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
Destination: Tuscany and Maine with Restauranteur Sarah Jenkins
This time on Destinations, Deborah Howell chats with restauranteur Sarah Jenkins about her two favorite spots on earth: her olive grove in Tuscany and her 4-star destination restaurant in Rockport, Maine: Nina June. (Good luck getting a reservation unless it's January!) Do olive trees have souls? The Mediterranean people think they do. And your soul will be filled with fabulous food and day trips to Sienna, Arrezzo, Assisi--and further south to Umbria, where Sara reveals her favorite wine bar, Botego di Asu. Then we pop back up to Maine for some steamers and halibut at Nina June before hiking, biking, and taking the ferry to another favorite seafood spot. Foodies: this episode is two mouthwatering vacations in one!
10 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Destination: Summit L.A. 2019 (Downtown Los Angeles)
This time, Deborah Howell chats with Alex Zhang, Creative Director of an amazing festival/conference called "Summit L.A.", which brings together the finest minds in hundreds of different areas to meet, talk, play, dance and learn. Folks like Al Gore, the Dalai Lama, Jane Fonda, Jeff Bezos and countless other celebs and artists gather in downtown L.A. for 3 days to exchange cutting edge ideas, artistic techniques, mindfulness, and so much more...and then dance like crazy with over 40 live musicians, DJ's and musical groups at night. Alex is behind the entire production and shares how all the magic is created.
9 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Destination: The Universe! With King of Funk George Clinton
This episode, Deborah Howell sits down with one of her musical idols, Parliament-Funkadelic's own George Clinton, the Atomic Dog of the music universe. George tlaks about his upcoming "One Nation Under A Groove" tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone & many more, and leaks that Samuel L. Jackson will portray him in an upcoming film George himself is also the voice of King Quincy in the upcoming Trolls 2 movie that drops in April. prepare to be funked up with this celebrated citizen of the world, and emperoro of his own fantastic planet. I mean, who elese has their dreads and their mothership installed in the Smithsonian!?!?
9 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Destination: Honolulu with music superstar Common
This week, Deborah Howell does something a little different. She speaks with a man who's particular about his vernacular--Grammy Award winning artist and actor, Common! Find out where this phenom likes to perform, what he feels his mission is in life, juice about his new album, "Let Love"-- and, of course, where his very favorite spot on the planet happens to be. An uncommonly good listen.
25 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Destination: Stockholm with Peter Rehn
In this episode, Deborah Howell chats about Stockholm and beyond with Swedish-born Peter Rehn. We'll ferry-hop to the Acappella Islands--no cars allowed--for a serious nature fix; we'll head up north to the land of the Midnight Sun and wind down our journey by daring to take a bite of the smelliest food in the entire galaxy! Just ask anyone who's sampled surstromming! Bring your nose plugs.
16 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Destination: Rotorua, NZ, with Gaye Saxon
This time, Deborah Howell catches up with Gaye Saxon who grew up in marvelous Rotorua, New Zealand. We'll take you on a thrilling canopy zipline tour, roll inside the "Zorb" ball (see photo), feed the lambs at the Agridome, catch rainbow trout in the sparkling lakes, paddle over the highest falls, and wind up at Eat Street--a no-cars block of exotic restaurants that's covered so you won't get wet! (And the sidewalks are heated so you won't get cold.) Who's in?
14 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Destination: Barcelona with Olympic Skater Kaitlyn Weaver
This time, Deborah Howell talks with American-Canadian champion skater, Kaitlyn Weaver. Kaitlyn and her partner Andrew Poje won the Grand Prix Final in 2014 and 2015, and were Canadian Nationals Champions 2015, 2016, and 2019. Kaitlyn & Andrew competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, finishing 7th, and that same year they won the bronze medal at the World Championships. Having competed all around the world, the city of Barcelona won Kaitlyn's heart. She'll take us along on her favorite kind of day in "Barna"--including La Segrada Familia church, a pizza lunch, a trip to the beach, and a taste of Barcelona's famed nightlife.
18 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Destination: Greece WIth Ted Diamantis from Diamond Wine Importers
This time, Deborah Howell sits down with Ted Diamantis, President of Diamond Wine Importers of Chicago, to take you to his family's birthplace in Greece. We'll come across the oldest DNA vines in the world, dating back 3500 years, sip some of Santorini's cliffside celebrated whites, and shine the light on two of his favorite restaurants in all of Greece. We'll visit possibly the most beautiful of all the villages on Santorini--Oia-- and take you hiking and swimming at some of the best (and least crowded) beaches in all the Aegean. For the super adventurous, this includes a very special island not even found on the map. Be thirsty for this one!
19 minutes | May 30, 2019
Destination: Oslo, Norway with Director Jarand Herdal
This week, Deborah Howell communes with Norway's youngest director and filmmaker Jarand Herdal to explore the beauty of his home country. Jarand walks you through the perfect afternoon in Oslo, from the inviting ambiance of the Mercury Bar to the eclectic contemporary art scene, one that truly comes alive in the summertime. This episode gives listeners insight into Scandanavian culture, adventure and cuisine. Would you believe moose stew. deteriorated fish and lefse with lingonberries after hiking an unearthly landscape? Then this adventure's for you.
12 minutes | May 23, 2019
Destination: Thailand, Bali and Myanmar with Deidrie Henry
This episode, Deborah Howell first time travels to Billie Holiday's very last performance with the delightful award-winning actress Deidrie Henry, who portrays Billie at the Garry Marshall Theatre through June 9th, 2019. Then Deidrie takes us along on her honeymoon to Thailand, Myanmar and Bali where we'll bathe elephants in a sanctuary, indulge in massages on the spectacular beaches, and explore ancient temples and villages. Don't miss this one!
16 minutes | May 22, 2019
Destination: Croatia with Kinley Danger
This episode, Deborah Howell sits down with contemporary artist and interior designer Kinley Danger about a solo trip to remote, beautiful Paklencia National Park of Croatia. In the midst of a group backpacking trip, Danger chose an alternative adventure that took her climbing, on a ferry, up a mountain and beyond. Discover Zadar County through Kinley's exciting tale.
12 minutes | May 13, 2019
Destination: Palm Springs with Major Attaway
This episode, Deborah Howell asks: "Where would a real-life genie wish to travel?" We asked Major Attaway, who stars as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin, and he whisked us high above the treetops in Palm Springs.
8 minutes | May 13, 2019
Destination: Waikiki With Darin Suzuki
This episode, Deborah Howell talks to Darin Suzuki about the wonders of Waikiki--from whale waching off Rabbit Island to the stunning colors of the Koko Crater Botannical Gardens to hand-held Korean BBQ at AGU Ramen and much, much more.
8 minutes | May 13, 2019
Destination: Nikko, Japan with Shu Lu
This episode, Deborah Howell talks with Shu Lu, who has taught English in Japan, traveled extensively in Asia, and extolls the virtues of solo travel to places like Nikko, Japan--a small town a short bus trip from Tokyo--where she recommends seeing the shrines by night, hiking and munching Japanese cakes by a lake during the day, and so much more.
8 minutes | May 13, 2019
Destination: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area with George Whittam
This episode, Deborah Howell talks with audio engineer and studio builder George Whittam, aka "George The Tech" about skiing the wild side of the Rockies' Arapahoe Basin; how to "ski the trees" and find the slopes no one else has taken.
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