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33 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Evolving Travel Guides: Lonely Planet and Roads & Kingdoms Talk Shop
The days of relying on a single printed guidebook to navigate the world are quickly fading. In its place is instant access to travel content of all types - nomadic blogs, glamorous Instagram accounts, even virtual reality. In this episode, Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Nathan Thornburgh and Lonely Planet editorial director Tom Hall explore the changes they've seen in the industry and explain how their platforms are meeting the demands of future travelers.
23 minutes | Oct 4, 2017
Through The Lens: National Geographic and VSCO on How to Take Better Travel Photos
With the explosion of smartphones, travel photography changed from an exclusive medium to an art form for the everyday traveler. Anyone with an internet connection can see nearly any corner of the globe at any time. Anne Farrar, Director of Photography at National Geographic, and Greg Lutze from VSCO offer their insight into the evolving world of travel photography, the implications of this growing trend, and tips on how to take better travel photos.
11 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
BONUS: A Beginner's Guide To Astrotourism
The Total Eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21st with hotels from South Carolina to Oregon welcoming travelers from around the world. Jamie Carter of When Is The Next Eclipse shares a beginner's guide to the growing business of astrotourism.
26 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Is There a Right Way to Travel Like a Local?
The travel industry is changing. People want more local, authentic experiences and there is no shortage of buzzwords being thrown around, like ecotourism and sustainable tourism, to lure in well-meaning tourists. So when it comes to animal welfare, traveling in an environmentally-friendly way, and simply being a conscious traveler -- there’s a lot of confusion out there. So, is there a right way to travel like a local? Today, we’re going to answer that question with the help of Bruce Poon Tip, founder and CEO of G Adventures, Emily Bernard from PlacePass, Graeme Jackson with The Travel Foundation, and Stephanie Altwassi of the community tourism project, A Piece Of Jordan. Music courtesy of RTB45, freesound.org: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
22 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Refugees: A Source Of Untapped Talent?
Critics of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy say that the influx of people is a drain on the country's resources. Others, however, see refugees as a source of untapped talent, ready to take their destiny into their own hands. trivago founder and tech entrepreneur, Rolf Schrömgens, offers his reasoning for why he believes this crisis will turn into a positive for Germany and Gabriela Sonnleitner opens the door to the magdas Hotel in Vienna where they hire refugees for the hotel staff.
25 minutes | Jul 10, 2017
How Digital Nomads Are Killing The Office Cubicle
Digital nomads are swapping the typical office for remote work that requires only a Wifi connection and a sense of adventure. Greg Caplan co-founded Remote Year to bring together like-minded remote workers for a year-long trip around the globe. Then, a stop in Vienna where Anita Komarek compares their co-working space at Hotel Schani to the old Viennese coffee houses where artists and authors met to share their latest ideas.
41 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Where's Your Pride? Gay Travel Around The World
It's Pride season and the gay travel industry is booming around the world. First, a story from trivago's own Lachlan Probyn on how traveling to Rome as a gay man surprised him. Scott Gatz from Q.Digital joins to share his thoughts on how gay travel has changed over his lifetime and Kike Sarasola walks us through the Room Mate Óscar hotel in Madrid where the city is hosting World Pride 2017. Finally, we end with Grindr's new Editor-In-Chief, Zach Stafford, talking about how gay travelers are really using the app, beyond what you'd already guess.
43 minutes | Jun 13, 2017
Where Do You Come From? Ancestral Travel Takes You Home
Travelers are tracing their roots and following their DNA to their ancestral homelands in search of memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Hotel Roter Hahn in Germany shares their legacy of hospitality as one of the world's oldest hotels. Denise Hill at Visit Scotland talks about ongoing efforts to help travelers reconnect with their Scottish ancestry and find their clan. Then we turn toward Italy and talk to Sean Finelli, who heads The Roman Guy travel company. Sean shares his story of following in his grandparents' footsteps in a small Italian town.
46 minutes | May 30, 2017
Voluntourism: Is There A Right Way To Give Back?
Billions of dollars go into voluntourism, but is there a right way to give back? Kerry Rodgers of Give A Day Global and David Bowen at the Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos share their experiences.
43 minutes | May 15, 2017
Party Of One: Is Solo Travel Safe?
Argentine Aniko Villalba has been a solo traveler for going on eight years and has turned her stories into a successful blog and several books. Aniko revisits some of her most memorable experiences. The Riad Star in Marrakech, Morocco has become a serene home base for solo travelers of all kinds. Co-owner Lucy Anderson Wood shares the rich history of the hotel, the solo-friendly amenities, and the Henna Cafe's philanthropic twist.
35 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
Flying with Fido? Susan Garrett Shares How to Master Pet-Friendly Travel
Susan Garrett of Say Yes! Dog Training delves into how pet owners can make sure getting their furry loved ones from point A to B can be a painless experience and Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon has gone above and beyond when it comes to pet-friendly accommodations.
36 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
Hopping Around the World for Beer with BrewDog and CraftBeer.com
Keith Bennet from Scottish Brewery BrewDog is working on opening the world's first craft beer hotel and Andy Sparhawk from the Boulder-based Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com has traveled the world for craft beer.
41 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
Skiing in Afghanistan? Tinder in Jordan? Paula Froelich Goes Off The Beaten Path
Paula Froelich tries Tinder in Jordan and sheds light on some of the misconceptions about traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations. Lieven De Rycke at the Arctic Light Hotel talks about their trivago Award-winning hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland.
43 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
What Do National Parks and LGBTQ Activism Have in Common? Mikah Meyer
Mikah Meyer is an LGBTQ activist on a mission to become the youngest American to visit all 417 United States National Parks and Teri Marshall from Rush Creek Lodge shares how the new resort is helping travelers of all types experience Yosemite National Park.
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