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Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries. Author of award-winning books, blogger at forbes.com, contributor to dozens of guidebooks — she shares travel memories with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world.
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Brian Demo, a former U.S. Marine helicopter mechanic and now a Master RV Technician, has taken to the RV life -- full time -- along with his wife and daughter. They have spent years traveling from one coast of America to the other in their recreational vehicle.He tells us what to consider before buying or renting, types of vehicles, expenses,  health and safety, which vehicles are easiest to drive, RV clubs, rallies, and dealing with kids and pets.We then discuss trips that Brian and his family have taken in the RV, including The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas; Roswell,  and White Sands, New Mexico;  California and Oregon.Brian hopes to go next to Alaska and the canyons of Utah. And he ends with a special memory._____ Brian Demo is a personal RV blogger, RV technician and a JustAnswer expert.  Brian is also a Florida-based, former helicopter mechanic for the U.S. Marines, and a Master RV technician. In addition to working on JustAnswer, Demo blogs about his family’s own personal RV adventures, and has appeared on  many radio and TV shows as an RV expert. _____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Jason Flesher,  Expedition Team Leader on the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, shares all about Antarctica, from the elements to the explorers to experiencing the wonders of the icy continent.-- Jason tells  how he became an expedition leader, and choosing the best ships to go to Antarctica. He gives us overviews of land and underwater, and talks about camping and budgeting.-- Lea add s a list of fascinating facts, and they discuss the Drake Passage, with the roughest waters in the world. -- When to go, being  "snotted on by a whale," explorers including  Shackelton, the race to the South Pole in history and today, climate change, and Jason's special memory of an incredible hunt, round out the episode._____Jason Flesher,  Expedition Team Leader on the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, has been traveling to Antarctica for almost 30 years._____Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, including Antarctica, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her  on her Facebook page, Places I Remember by Lea Lane, and at her website, placesirememberlealane.com.______Follow  Places I Remember with Lea Lane wherever you listen to podcasts. New travel episodes every Tuesday. And please review it on Apple! 
CEO Larry Korman, a frequent California Highway One traveler, and Lea, who drove it on her honeymoon and many times since, take us along the Pacific Coastal Highway from Mendocino to Malibu, with stops along the way:  realities like washouts, and the frequent pleasures of this spectacular drive, going north to south.-- We cover Mendocino with its glass beach; Bodega Bay where Hitchcock filmed The Birds (Larry is friends with star Tippi Hedren).-- We take a day trip into San Francisco; then down past the Devil's Slide and the Big  Foot museum to Santa Cruz,  Carmel/Monterey and the 17-Mile-Drive.--  Big Sur,  a gorgeous spot, is next, with the Falls and the Henry Miller Library.  Larry's comes as often as possible.-- On to San Simeon, and The Hearst Castle; San Luis Obispo, with the famed Madonna Inn;  Pismo Beach, with Monarch butterflies; Solvang, with its Danish influence; the wineries near Los Olivos; Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Malibu, with is pier. And Los Angeles. -- Lea's gives her favorite memory, and then, Larry gives his._____Larry Korman is President of AKA Hotel Residences and Co-CEO of Korman Communities, a residential real estate company that has developed 30,000 homes and 20,000 apartments over the past century. There are 24 suburban and metropolitan locations within two brands: AVE and AKA (korman.com). The collection consists of exclusive high-rise, extended-stay properties in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and   London.Links: AKA corporate website:  https://www.stayaka.com/ ; AKA West Hollywood website:  https://www.stayaka.com/aka-west-hollywood; AKA Beverly Hills website:  https://www.stayaka.com/aka-beverly-hills; AKA corporate Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stayaka/; AKA West Hollywood Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akaweho/_____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!_____
A celebration of fall around the world! Lea remembers ceremonies she attended in Asia and Mexico, as well as offering the best places to view autumn leaves, suggestions for Halloween and Thanksgiving, wine and beer celebrations, and some of the most unusual fall festivals, including a laughing-in-unison celebration in Japan.___Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Lori Erickson, an award-winning travel writer, shares intense experiences around the world, and discusses deep, meaningful travel, often of great beauty.-- We talk of  spiritual journeys, not only for religious reasons. Lori's trip to Lourdes showed her how people rely on faith. and she reflects on the beauty of a Maori area in New Zealand. Lea remembers an evening ceremony in a  Kauori forest in New Zealand, and climbing a hill of Buddhas in Borabudur in Java. -- We discuss spiritual experiences at the  Dead Sea, sunset at Sedona Arizona, and memories of Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Walden Pond, Ephesus Turkey, and Crestone Colorado.-- At Assisi, with its beautiful church paintings and lovely piazza, Lea  attended a jazz concert , and explains how to her, music is a form of spirituality. Lea also mentions the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi Greece, where the Oracle sat in ancient times.-- Lori remembers the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and the expressions of public devotion.-- We end with our most memorable spiritual travels. Lea reads from her travel book, Places I Remember about  solar eclipse. Lori talks about Bear Butte, Idaho, where she often returns._____Lori Erickson lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her husband, and  is one of America's top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She's the author of Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper (which won a Silver Indies Award for 2019 Religion Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews) and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, and Better Homes & Gardens.  Her latest book is The Soul of the Family Tree: Ancestors, Stories, and the Spirits We Inherit. ______Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her at placesirememberlealane.com.______Follow  Places I Remember with Lea Lane wherever you listen to podcasts. New travel episodes every Tuesday. And please review it on Apple! 
Is cruising coming back strong? Is it safe? Where are the best places to cruise right now? Bob Levinstein, CEO of Cruise Compete, covers many of your questions, and covers many types of ships and cruises, and offers inside tips.Lea and Bob share some or their favorite, memorable experiences, including a special moment by a waterfall in Guadalope; a month-long cruise from Chile to Tahiti, with stops in Easter Island and Pitcairn Island, home of the mutineers from Mutiny on the Bounty. And a cruise through the pirate zone,_____Bob Levinstein is CEO and co-founder of Cruise Compete, where cruise agents compete for best cruise prices on discounted cruise deals. ___Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Mark Everard is just who you would imagine a New Zealander to be: warm, fit, open, informative, hospitable, polite -- and extremely proud of his very special homeland. He is one of New Zealand's most sought after private guides, and on this episode we speak to him in Auckland, as he tours us through the North and South Islands of this stunning Pacific country.We first discuss the joys of the North Island of New Zealand-- beaches, bays, Maori culture, Hobbiton, Rotorua's hot springs -- and cities including the largest in NZ: Auckland; and artsy Wellington, the capital.Then we focus on the exceptional beauty of the mountains and fiords of the North Island, including Milford Sound.  Christchurch and Queenstown are the primary small cities of this island of vineyards, sheep farms, national parks and exceptional vistas, perfect for  outdoorsy tourists.Lodging, foods best amount of time and best time to visit are talked about, of course. And Mark ends with a special memory._____Mark Everard is Managing Director of the Adrenalin Group in New Zealand, specializing  in premium executive offsite event management. For over 20 years he has individually guided hundreds of people throughout New Zealand. Mark’s private clients have included Russian oligarchs, celebrities, politicians, business leaders, sheiks, crown princes and princesses, barons and baronesses. And  just plain folks!_____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Hilary Nangle is a Maine maven --  born there, lives there and writes guidebooks about her beloved most-eastern New England state. She takes us on a trip up the coast, from the sandy south beaches to the rocky Down East peninsulas, and inland, to oudoor pleasures, sharing stories and fun facts along the way.---  What makes Maine so special? Hilary suggests the best times to visit, and the best places to experience-- from the casual beachy towns of the southern Maine coast, to the artsy, foody city of Portland, to pretty mid-coast places and peninsulas like Camden and Blue Hill,  Bar Harbor, and Mt. Desert island. -- She adds the northern, Down East towns near the Canadian border, and also takes us inland for outdoor pleasures,  lakes and springs. And along the way she mentions history and favorite lobster shacks.-- Hilary ends with a special memory of a Maine trip with her dad._____Maine-based travel writer Hilary Nangle shares her love for her home state in three, regularly updated, guidebooks — Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National Park; in articles for regional, national, and international print and online publications; on her Maine Travel Maven Facebook and Instagram pages; and on www.MaineTravelMaven.com. _____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
You might not expect a producer of  pop culture phenomena like 'American Idol' and 'So You Think You Can Dance' to create a dramatic wildlife documentary series. But when Emmy-Award-winning producer Simon Fuller met Emmy-award winning doc director John  Downer, a "perfect partnership"  began.-- The result is the Serengeti series, set on the plains of Tanzania, with Serengeti 2 currently available on Discovery+.-- Simon and John generously share inside info on how they created the series -- from the camera work to the difficulties of working with story lines, climate change complications and finding and staying with story lines with wild animals we get to know by name. -- They also talk of their exceptional crew, including the voiceover artistry of Academy Award-winning and Emmy nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o.  -- They each end with a special personal memory of the Serengeti. A wonderful podcast!_____All six episodes of Serengeti 2 are available on discovery+. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #SerengetiII and following Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter for the latest updates. _____Simon Fuller  is a British entrepreneur, artist manager, film and television producer. He has managed talent that includes David and Victoria Beckham, Annie Lennox, Steven Tyler,  Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and The Spice Girls. He is in partnership with the duo Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. _____John Downer started his professional life in 1981 at the BBC Natural History Unit, later creating John Downer Productions.  He pioneered a number of techniques for wildlife filmmaking, in particular by putting cameras on birds, and by filming birds from the air using various airborne filming platforms._____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Patricia Schultz, author/editor of the best-selling series 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, is  a terrific guest. On this super-size 25th episode, she and Lea share stories, experiences and info about favorite places around the world.-- Patricia first tells when she started traveling, and how the "1,000 Places" brand came to be, about 20 years ago.-- Then she and Lea alternate with some of their very favorite places -- continents, countries, man-made and natural sites -- adding their own experiences to each other's.  -- Favorite places include Antarctica; Antelope Canyon in Arizona; Beacon, New York; Bali,Indonesia; Italy, focused on Florence; Barcelona, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador;  Cuba; the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Iran; Iguacu Falls; Laos; Namibia; the  "stans," especially Uzbekestan; Paris and New York;and the upland gorillas in Uganda.-- Patricia ends with a touching memory about the most important travel aspect of all._____Patricia Schultz is a veteran travel journalist who has written travel guides, magazine and newspaper articles as well as authoring her best-selling 1.000 Places series, with millions of copies in print.  Contact her at speakersbureau@workman.com_____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Morocco has all the elements travelers love: historic interests, great cities, friendly people; mild climate, scenic beauty, good food and lodging, and great shopping. Expert guide Ahmed Taoumi leads us through the country.-- Ahmed tells of the Imperial Cities: Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Rabat, with their casbahs. We also discuss the Roman ruins at Volubulus. -- He talks of cities and the beauty in the Sahara, and of The Blue City in the Rif mountains, a couple of hours from Tangier.--  We discuss architecture of the medina, the marketplace, and lodgings called riads, once homes to wealthy Moroccan families.We talk of traditional foods like tagines, which are stews, and sugared-pigeon called bistila. Lea and Ahmed also discuss the wide variety and beauty of Moroccan handiwork.Ahmed offers us shopping and bargaining tips . He ends with a favorite memory of a boy and a camel._____ Ahmed Toumi has been touring travelers throughout Morocco for over 40 years. Former president of the Guide Association of Tangier, he is currently a private guide. Ahmed's photos  and descriptions of Morocco, are especially beautiful.  Instagram/tour_with_taoumi;  and here on Facebook. www.visitangier.com ._____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
 "Life is short and the world is wide. The sooner you start exploring it the better" is a popular quote from Simon Raven. Family trips,  backpacking, gap year, exchange programs, international schools -- all are wonderful for young travelers, say guests Bob Gogel, CEO  of WorldStrides, and student traveler Sabrina Lane.-- Bob covers the first section of the podcast, explaining why it's important for young people to travel outside of the classroom. "It's all about learnable moments." He describes his own early travels as an exchange student in Nicaragua.-- When traveling with family, he gives three suggestions, and shares some of his favorite destinations. He discusses exchange programs, backpacking, the gap year and the need for people to start traveling again.-- Bob ends with his favorite personal memory of an archeological dig in France.-- In the second part of the episode, Sabrina Lane describes her young travels with stories of family trips, traveling to Paris with her grandmother, living with a volunteer group in Peru, and plans for her senior year in high school -- in an international school in Bosnia.-- Sabrina's stories are vivid, and she ends with a memorable tale in the Golan Heights of Israel. _____Bob Gogel is  President and CEO of WorldStrides, the global  leader in educational learning and experiential learning. It runs programs in over 100 countries for more than half a million students in over 5,000 schools and universities.______Sabrina Lane will be experiencing her high school senior year and a following gap year at an international school in Bosnia. She's  already traveled  to over 20 countries, through family trips and volunteer experiences. She is an activist for peace and  climate awareness._____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Liz Georges, and Joan and Julia Haskins, all long-time D.C. residents, share secret places and special D.C. moments. Lea asked each of them to share their five favorite things about Washington, and each, their favorite memory.-- After Lea offers a brief history of the city (did you know that George Washington, who founded it, never got to live there?) the ladies offered their personal choices of what to see and do, and what they appreciate most about their hometown.-- Favorites included familiar choices such as the free museums, Embassy Row and Kennedy Center. But also surprises such as Go-Go music-- "the answer to when you're feeling down," The Funk Parade, the staircase from the movie The Exorcist, and Mambo Sauce!-- After some free-wheeling discussion, Liz, Joan and Julia offered their favorite memories (and one includes a famous cabinet member)._____Liz Georges is a former attorney and  currently leads the communications strategy for The Nature Conservancy’s climate policy work in the United States. _____Joan Haskins is a writer and a children's yoga teacher in the D.C. public schools. (But she insists that her best and favorite gig was raising her daughter, Julia.)_____Julia Haskins is a writer, editor, and communications professional.____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to many guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Instagram; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Jim Davidson's story is hard to believe, but all too true. He survived mountain avalanches that took the life of his climbing partner and best friend. And later, while climbing Mt. Everest in Nepal, the highest mountain in the world, a severe earthquake hit. --Many lost their lives, and Jim helped rescue many others.  He eventually returned to summit Everest.-- Jim is the personification of resilience. He tells his story from the beginning, when as a child he used to climb on roofs! He is not only strong and brave, he's a really great guy. You'll love listening to his inspiring life, and learning about the thrills and realities of an adventurous life._____Jim Davidson is an accomplished high-altitude climber, motivational speaker, and  the author of The Next Everest, Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again. He is also co-author of the New York Times best-seller The Ledge. He has been commended by the U.S. National Park Service for volunteering on risky and remote mountain rescues._____Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine travel books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter and  blogs at forbes.com  ______Please subscribe to Places I Remember with Lea Lane, and leave a quick review! New travel episodes every Tuesday, wherever you listen, or at placesirememberlealane.com
Between Lezlie Bishop and her son, actor Stephen Bishop, we cover the realities of traveling as a person of color around the world, from the Jim Crow era to the George Floyd reckoning.    -- Lezlie and Lea remember the indignities of Jim Crow in the U.S. south.  Lezlie tells of when she was the only black student on a field trip to Jackson, Mississippi; and of The Great Migration, and the attitude of black people in the north,  and discrimination in Chicago.-- Stephen expresses what it sometimes feels like as he travels: "The trees are talking to you  .... "The walls are closing in."-- Lezlie mentions why she worries more when Stephen travels in the U.S. than when he travels abroad, and describes a run-in with police as he waited at the airport.--We discuss travel destinations that illuminate the black experience, including the Martin Luther King Historic Site in Atlanta; the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis; the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in D.C.; the Harriet Tubman byway in Maryland; and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.-- After a discussion of the value of historic sites in relation to teaching history, Lezlie and Stephen discuss their most vivid memories of traveling while black.____Lezlie Bishop attended Ripon College on academic scholarships.  A teacher and public relations professional,  she retired from AT&T in Atlanta in 2000. Her travels include Mexico and Great Britain, as well as many U.S. states._____Stephen Bishop, a former baseball player and baseball scout, is an actor currently starring in the TV series, 'Run the World.' He has traveled throughout the states and world.______Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast! 
Lea takes on the world's weirdest, oddest summer festivals around the world.-- In the USA, there's underwater music in Key West,  hat contests in Connecticut, and all things Elvis in Memphis.  In Canada, she remembers participating in a noisy celebration of survival.-- Bayonne, France celebrates Basque culture; and Italians high in the Dolomites swing on hammocks. In Portugal it's the festival of trays, in Austria, body painting, for the Finns it's celebrating beer, and there's baby jumping in Spain. And Romania has a maidens fair for fair maidens.-- Going east, South Korea has a mudfest, and a watergun festival. Kenya celebrates dromedaries. There's a big Mongolian celebration, and a belly-button Festival in Japan. Sri Lanka adorns its elephants.-- Blondes have more fun in Latvia, and other kinds of blondes, Golden Retrievers, compete in Scotland.-- And then there are the throwing, crushing and hauling events -- tomatoes and wine in Spain, grapes in Australia, and girlfriends in Finland!-- Lea ends with a special memory -- of a duct-tape parade in Ohio!_____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Husband Bill and I invited my son Cary and his partner Zhanna on a travels through the major European World War battlefields, in Belgium and France, ending 10 days later in Paris -- a road trip of charm and history.First, we hear tips on road tripping, then we describe our trip. Right away we missed The Compiègne Wagon, the train carriage in which both the Armistices of both World Wars were signed. We also misdirected the GPS and wound up back at the airport! But we visited pretty  Laon, and then drove up to Lille, “Capital des Flandre." -- Next day, to Ypres in western Belgium. The Great War Museum in a former medieval cloth factory near the cathedral gives perspective. We followed the now serene battlefield circuit, once scenes of bloody warfare. At Ypres we attended the Last Post Ceremony, held every evening at the Menin Gate. -- In  Bruges,  fairy-tale city in northwest Belgium, we stayed for dinner when crowds thinned. Next day to Amiens, in France. Nearby, the Battle of the Somme in 1916, was one of the largest of World War I, among the bloodiest in history.  In Peronne, an excellent Museum of the Great War illustrated nearby battles. -- In Rouen, where Joan D’Arc was burned at the stake, we lunched across the street at La Couronne, oldest inn in France, where Julia Child had her first French meal.-- We strolled Honfleur harbor  then drove to Bayeaux, near the Channel coast, famed for  the 11th-century tapestry depicting the 1066 Norman invasion of England.-- We spent a day experiencing the more recent invasion: moving sites of Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, the war museum, and surrounding gun batteries and remnants of D-Day.--  We arrived at our favorite hotel after a crazy drive, and ended the trip in Paris. -- And Cary adds a beautiful, meaningful, final memory!_____Cary Lane is a professor, author, artist, museum curator and history buff._____Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Her website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Delightful award-winning guide Eskerne Falcon talks with us from  San Sebastian (also called Donostia) in Northern Spain), near the French border. We discuss the best pintxo bars and take a super tour in this beautiful Basque city and environs, between mountains and the Bay of Biscay.-- Eskerne tells of the city's culture and history, developing from a fishing village early-on to royals favorite, from the 19th century.-- She focuses on the beaches, one mainly for surfing, one with an island -- when there's a full moon "it seems you can walk there." And the mountains, with museums and a vintage amusement park near the top, with panoramic views. -- She takes us on a perfect day: a walk around historic areas, including the 19th-century theatre and the Maria Cristina Hotel. And city hall, which used to be a casino.-- We talk of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and the many international stars who have attended over the years.-- And then we get to food, in this greatest food city per capita in the world, especially. We talk of pintxos (like tapas),  local wine and cider, and the way to pour the cider, and delish local cheesecake.  -- We talk of pintxo bars in the old town, including Anthony Bourdain's favorite. -- And then we talk of the nearby Basque fishing villages along the coast, all the way past the French border, including Biarritz.  -- Bilbao, with the Guggenheim museum, is less than an hour away. And Rioja wine country is also an easy drive nearby.-- As we do on all episodes, Eskerne ends with a favorite memory of her beloved area.______Eskerne Falcon is director of Discover San Sebastion: discoversansebastian, Instagram; Discover San Sebastian, Facebook; www.discoversansebastian.com_____Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her at placesirememberlealane.com.______Please follow  Places I Remember with Lea Lane wherever you listen to podcasts, and if you enjoy, leave a 5-star a review on Apple! New travel episodes every Tuesday.
Fran Golden and Midgi Moore, authors of 100 Places To Do in Alaska Before You Die, talk with Lea about the travel superlatives of the biggest, most northern and most spectacular state.-- We start with cruising. Does size matter when it comes to seeing glaciers, up close? (Not that much, as in other things.) We name glaciers and describe some of the best excursions off the ship, including food tours, whale watching, flight seeing to a salmon bake, sports fishing, the Skagway train -- and dive bars, of course. -- Fran loves snorkeling in the cold Alaska waters, among the "surprisingly colorful purple, orange and red starfish," and even an octopus. And she wants to try standup paddle boarding among the icebergs.-- Midgi suggests you "get into the sky" to see Alaska, land on glaciers, dogsled, hike and flightsee.  Lea tells of flying from Ketchikan to the Tongass National Park to see bears, and helicoptering to a glacier that had never been walked on before -- maybe.-- We talk of Alaskan coastal cities including Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan, Skagway and Sitka.-- Then we turn to the land. Denali National Park "wild, like the Serengeti.  And Fairbanks, with its spectacular northern lights.-- Fran and Midgi each talk of five of their favorites of the 100 Things they write about.-- Then they each end with their favorite memories of Alaska. (And Lea adds hers!)_____Fran Golden is a  long-time Alaskaphile and author of numerous books and articles about Alaska.   An award-winning travel writer and specialist in cruises, she has explored Alaska by land and sea. Fran lives in Cleveland with her travel-writer husband, David Molyneaux. Midgi Moore, who lives in Juneau, is a culinary travel professional who owns Juneau Food Tours and Global Tours Connect, an online marketplace. ------Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com . Contact her on her Facebook page, Places I Remember by Lea Lane, or her website,  placesirememberlealane.com.______Follow  Places I Remember with Lea Lane wherever you listen to podcasts. New travel episodes every Tuesday. And please review it on Apple! 
In Part 1's amazing tales, Episode 14, we found out that Randall Lane likes to live on the edge -- from the jungles of Liberia to the deserts of Nevada.  Besides being chief content officer and editor of Forbes, he's my son, and I found out details on the episode that I never knew about.  His motto is "life is to be experienced," and in both his work and play, he would rather do things than regret the things he didn't do. -- Here, in Part 2,  Episode 15, Randall gives us even more exciting (sometimes harrowing) tales of his adventurous travels -- with a final tale that's unforgettable.-- He begins by mentioning a few of the famous people he's met along the way in his far-reaching travels to "70 or 80 countries." He mentions Malala, Jane Goodall, and rock stars like Bono from U2 and Chris Martin from Coldplay. -- But we talk with appreciation about memorable people we've met in our travels that are not famous -- real people. Lea mentions a rural woman in Guatemala who showed her beautiful poems she had written.-- Randall tells of going to Cuba and meeting the old man who was a model for the fisherman  in Ernest Hemingway's great novella, The Old Man and the Sea. When Rand meets him in the 1990's, the man is 102 years old, but still strong and with some shady things to say about Hemingway.--  We then talk of doing risky things like eating blowfish, which could poison you.-- And in keeping with the Hemingway theme, Randall tells of his experience in his 20s when he took the famed right of passage to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. This detailed description is absolutely fascinating -- it puts us all in the action. And even more, it becomes darkly hilarious. You maybe won't believe what happened to Randall -- but it's true.That's my boy!_____Randall Lane is the chief content officer and editor of Forbes. He is the founder of 30 Over 30 and 50 Over 50 franchises, and appears regularly  on MSNBC. Check out his book,  The Zeroes: My Misadventures In the Decade Wall Street Went Insane._____Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her  on her Facebook page, Places I Remember by Lea Lane, and at her website, placesirememberlealane.com.______Follow  Places I Remember with Lea Lane wherever you listen to podcasts. New travel episodes every Tuesday. And please review it on Apple! 
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