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Speaking of Travel®
48 minutes | 5 days ago
Rob Lenfestey Is An Educator, An Innovator And A Magnificent Human Being
Rob Lenfestey traveled the world and after years of expanding his edges, he came to the Appalachian forest and founded Mandala Chocolate, an organic chocolate factory and Mandala Springs, a peaceful sustainable retreat on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. Rob’s passion is to give the gifts of knowledge, empowerment and health to all. Rob says, "There is no need for us to live anything less than magnificent. Nothing less than magnificence is what we need to create the world we want to give to future generations."Rob is also a conservation ecologist, a campaign director for Forestkeeper, a lifestyle coach, and he is a Wim Hof Method Instructor with his own youtube channel called Convergence Lifestyle.
49 minutes | 14 days ago
Dream, Plan And Book Incredible Holidays With Girl About Travel Club
Girl About Travel Club makes it easy for women to book incredible holidays but don't know where to begin. Based in the UK, Rebecca Miles is Girl About’s travel editor and freelance journalist who inspires and shares ideas to create memories to cherish. Girl About offers everything you will need to make your best holiday choices through access to experts and trusted booking partners and from a community of like-minded women.It is indeed a one-stop-shop when you are choosing where to go and what to do. With their nationwide collective of global travel industry experts and their fabulous women ambassadors providing information about their local communities across the UK, you will have the best of travel ideas, knowledge, inspiration, recommendations and resources.The best part of being a Girl About will be the new friends you will make, with support and community at the heart of it all.
49 minutes | 20 days ago
Photographer Stephen R. Brown Follows His Passions And Shares With The World
Stephen R. Brown is a professional photographer and writer who created a life doing what he loves. From his travels to Europe, the Middle East and Morocco, to being a teacher and photojournalist, Stephen follows his intuition and is rewarded with life-changing opportunities. Stephen’s images and articles on photography have appeared in Smithsonian, Life, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, the New York Times and National Geographic… just to name a few. His work has been exhibited in solo shows here and abroad and over the past 10 years he developed eight titles and sold over 300,000 books. His books are approved by the National Park Service and he works closely with Honor Flight and other organizations to create cherished memories.A must listen!
48 minutes | a month ago
Impact Travel Alliance Inspires, Educates And Builds Awareness For Travelers
Impact Travel Alliance Founder and Executive Director Kelley Louise shares new insights into how we can actively participate in advocating for more impactful initiatives around sustainable tourism. Kelley explains how important it is to take a holistic approach to empowering communities and protecting our environment so everyone is connected.Also, find out what's in store for travelers moving forward and what we should keep in mind as we get back out and begin exploring again. ITA is at the forefront of the travel industry to educate and empower travelers on how to travel mindfully so our experiences protect our environment and empowers locals.
46 minutes | a month ago
Falling In Love With Italy Is Easy With Private Italy Tours
Find out how 2021 is shaping up in Italy and plan your trip with Mark Gordon Smith, founder of Private Italy Tours. Mark’s unwavering commitment to providing unique and unforgettable experiences is stronger than ever. Mark is creating a not-for-profit that will focus on Arts Education and the restoration of works by female artists of the Renaissance in Italy and of the Dutch Golden Age and he is creating an archive to house scientific analysis information and all of the photos and videos taken during restorations, a legacy for future generations.And learn more about Mark's 2021 Italy Tours to the Lake Region, Sicily and Puglia and also his plans for more tours in 2022.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Novelist Jenny Cressman Transports You To Cuba Without Leaving Home
Jenny Cressman is the author of the Cuban Kisses series. The stories and characters are fictional, but Jenny has drawn on her own background and experiences (travel and otherwise) to create an authentic feeling. Many people have commented that the setting is so authentic and transportive, it's like taking a mini-vacation. For Jenny, Cuba is always on her mind and she's looking forward to the time she can lead a group there again, or even slip away on her own to do more writing. Jenny helps us gain a little better understanding of this beautiful country and shares her insight and love of Cuba.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
The World Wanderers Changed Gears From Backpackers To Digital Nomads
Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson are The World Wanderers and have a passion for travel, living life to the fullest, and finding happiness in all corners of the world. Through their popular blog and podcast, they share their amazing experiences with other travel enthusiasts and explain how travel has changed and impacted their lives in a positive way, how travel has shaped their view of the world, and what it means to be truly happy. Amanda and Ryan have traveled to six continents, 50+ countries and experienced countless trains, planes and automobiles. They offer up some great tips for people who might want to start working and travel, where to go and how to get started and why anyone can do it!
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Justine Abigail Yu Stirs Consciousness And Uplifts Voices For Global Social Justice
Justine Abigail Yu is a communication strategist who works to change our world for the better. She is a leader, a mentor and a strong woman not afraid to do the work necessary to be an advocate for social justice and healing. Justine has worked with organizations operating in North America, Central America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Her expertise lies in growing enterprises from the ground up through strategic digital marketing, compelling storytelling and genuine community engagement through a lens of anti-oppression. She is the Communications Director at Wanderful – a global travel and lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world – as well as the Senior Advisor for RISE Travel Institute – a non-profit organization that promotes responsible, sustainable, and ethical travel through education. Justine is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, an emerging magazine that explores the experiences of living in between cultures as a hyphenated Canadian – that is, an individual who calls Canada home but who has roots elsewhere. A must listen!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Train Travel Is An Affordable, Scenic And Comfortable Way To Travel
Long-time train enthusiast Bill McClement volunteers as a passenger train host with the NC Train Host Association, a group of ambassadors who ride state-supported AMTRAK trains. Bill provides a history of AMTRAK's 50 years and gives us a rundown of the events leading up to its formation and where it has gone from its beginning. Learn why rail travel makes you feel truly transported.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Become Immersed in Japanese Culture And Travel With Novelist Jonelle Patrick
Jonelle Patrick is the author of five novels set in Japan and has been writing about Japanese culture and travel since moving to Tokyo in 2003. She explores how books transport readers past gatekeepers to immerse us behind-the-scenes to other countries and cultures. Jonelle explains how reading fiction opens our eyes to a lot of things we might walk right past in our travels. Who knows... you might not know those clusters of handsome guys you see walking around Tokyo's red light district work in a host club. But if you read a book set there, you can get inside one, feel what it’s like to be a customer, and even understand what it’s like to work in one. A great conversation that you won't want to miss!
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Visit Winnipeg And Explore Canada’s Most Awesome Capital
I don’t know if I want to let this secret out of the bag, but Winnipeg has world-class performing arts, is a foodies dream come true, and you can go see polar bears swimming over your head. This place celebrates human rights, and is quietly moving from the center of the continent to the center of our attention. Vogue calls Winnipeg, “an absolute must-visit destination,” and National Geographic listed it as “one of the best trips on earth,” while Conde Nast Traveler named Winnipeg as one of the 21 best places to go in 2021. So the timing is just right for a visit! Find out all there is to see and do in every season in The Peg with Cody Chomiak, Winnipeg’s Director of Marketing.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Ray Blakney Is A Bootstrapping Entrepreneur Who Embraces His Travel Passion
Ray Blakney was raised in Turkey and lives in Mexico with his growing family. Seeing the world outside his office walls and embracing his travel bug is a priority for Ray. His stories of hiking the Incan Trail, driving through Tuscany in a Ferrari and sleeping under the stars in the Saharan desert and almost being killed by a camel named Jimmy are epic. Ray credits being positive, creative, open-minded and a much better problem solver to his travel experiences. Find out how following his passion is one of the best predictors of his success.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Live An Awakened Life With Strategist, Entrepreneur And Author Dr. Sheri Rosenthal
Dr. Sheri Rosenthal is one of the most sought after retreat strategists for coaches, speakers, authors and travel professionals and the owner of Journeys of the Spirit Travel®, a boutique agency specializing in the planning and management of group travel. Through vast experience and her love for travel, Sheri created a totally online business she can run from anywhere in the world. Through her Wanderlust Entrepreneur Community and her signature course, The Retreat Blueprint Program, she has taught thousands of facilitators how to design exceptional retreats that allow them to stand out in their niche. Sheri explains how she accomplished her goals and fills us in on how to travel safely from a doctor's perspective. A must listen.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Johanna Garton Shares The Inspiring Story Of Mountaineer Christine Boskoff
Writer Johanna Garton provides a gripping and powerful tribute to human endurance and one of the greatest unknown stories in mountaineering in her book, "Edge of The Map," a story of resiliency, seeking to find your passions, travel and adventure. Christine Boskoff, who disappeared while climbing in China in 2006, was the only American woman to summit 8,000 meter peaks. She ran a mountain guiding company and lived her life in a world which was almost exclusively male and found herself under constant scrutiny. But she pursued her passion for climbing and a life in the mountains. The research and preparation to write the manuscript was Johanna's mother's life and passion until her health began to fail. Johanna explains how she was also captivated by Chris’s story and how important it was for her to finish writing the story her mother had begun.Johanna also shares her early experience as a journalist and how moving to Asia after college to travel opened a love of China. She and her husband later adopted both of their children from China at the time Chinese adoption was just opening internationally. Her first book, "Awakening East," covers the adoption of her children and their subsequent move to China, where they lived together for a year.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Neale Bayly Is A Motorcycle Rider, Philanthropist, Adventurer And Master Storyteller
Neale Bayly has a lifetime of storytelling adventures and travelled in over 80 countries, more than 50 of them on a motorcycle, as a photojournalist, two-time Tele award winning television producer-host, and as a humanitarian. He formed Wellspring International Outreach to benefit sick and abandoned children in Peru, South Africa, and Kenya. Today, Neale is still just as passionate about motorcycles, travel, and philanthropy as ever and is working on his next documentary to bring the old motorcycle of his youth back to life and return to his South Devon, England, home after 35 years. Discover the story behind Neale's Laverda Project, his foundation and how we can all help support what Neale holds dear to his heart.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Land Remote Jobs And Work From Anywhere With Mike Swigunski
In his best-selling book, "Global Career: How to Work Anywhere & Travel Forever," Mike Swigunski shares what he's learned from years of trial and error about how to travel long-term and advance your career. Mike is the founder of GlobalCareer.io, an international job board for remote workers.Mike explores the future and explains how in today's world, the workforce is remote. But he explains how the real future of work will be more flexible and likely to be one where workers are focused on accomplishing goals to a high level of quality as opposed to filling out a timesheet and working 40 hours a week. Mike has worked and traveled in over 85+ countries over the past decade and loves writing about remote work and entrepreneurship. A must listen!
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Black Tomato Provides Reassurance To Book A Much-Deserved Getaway
Brendan Drewniany, Director of Communications at Black Tomato, a luxury travel company in the US and the UK, shares some innovative approaches to create handcrafted travel experiences designed for your new travel memories. Find out what the newest trends are in travel and where to go in 2021 to shake up your bucket list!
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Flash Fiction Changes How We Tell Stories With Writer Nancy Stohlman
For over a decade, Nancy Stohlman has been writing, publishing and teaching flash fiction around the world. Much of her creative process is finding the sweet spot as a writer, performer and innovator and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder.Nancy tells us about her new book on the writing of flash fiction, "Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction," and her future Flash Fiction Retreats for 2021/2022. Flash fiction is changing the way we tell stories and Nancy is an enchanting storyteller!
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Embracing Humanity Through Music, Medicine and the Peace Corps
While in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, and living in extreme circumstances, Dr. Jack Allison found inner resources allowing him to not only thrive, but to give the best of what he had to those who needed it the most. And he never intended to write the #1 hit song in Malawi or be described by Newsweek as more popular than Malawi’s own president. Since 1967 Dr. Allison has raised $160,000.00 with his music, and he & his wife, Sue Wilson, have given away all of those monies to various charitable organizations, including $30,000.00 to help feed Malawian children who have been orphaned because their parents have died of AIDS. His book, The Warm Heart of Africa is a page turner filled with stories about humanity and the impact this time had on his life.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Unexpected Travel Twists In 2020 Challenge And Excite Patrick Fitzsimmons
Patrick Fitzsimmons knows going beyond his comfort zone and taking risks reap rewards. His transition to what was the beginning of a well-planned career move and life style choice became a challenging and exciting chapter of his life. When Patrick was last on Speaking of Travel, he had recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to Patagonia and had certainly added some challenge and excitement to his life. But nothing compared to what was to be an even more challenging and exciting chapter of his life.
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