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Author: Megan Springer Chapa

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This is the video companion to the Travel Radio Podcast episode on YouTube. This video gives some highlights, in picture to help you see what cruising Disney is like. As much fun as we had making the video, the podcast has much more information. I recommend you listen to the podcast as it goes into much greater detail on what you can expect, etc. Highlight Video Features Include: Two adorable middle aged women in Minnie Mouse ears... Disney Cruise Ship Pics Cabin Pictures Castaway Cay Pictures Cruise Tag holders vs Disney's supplied labels Megan had a major private island misspeak and Michelle saves her! (It would happen on our first video.) Podcast Episode Includes: Why Disney? How far out to book Will the price drop? Why ships sell out Embarkation process (getting on board) Cabin descriptions: ~ size ~ decor ~ category comparisons (inside, oceanview, verandah, suite and concierge) Unique Dining Onboard Ship App Theme nights Childcare insights Characters Onboard Character Meet and Greets Themed sailings ~ Avengers ~ Star Wars at Sea Which is the Star Wars Ship Which is the Avengers Ship Is the Thor actor a beef cake? Entertainment Castaway Cay Disney 5K Customer Service Questions, Comments, Tom Foolery? Please contact Megan Chapa on email at Special Guest: Michelle Tatum. Take A Vacation, Take Home A New Language Therese Lafleche created her language retreats to be efficient in time and value for your monetary investment. She credits their success to a combination of fun, relaxation, time and immersion. You will be out of your everyday life routine in a space with no interruptions, no rushing off and more importantly not allowing time to go by before the next lesson. There is nothing more frustrating than starting a lesson only to realise you have forgotten half of what was learnt the week prior. These retreats don't allow for that. The speed of learning and understanding increases each and everyday as there is no time to forget anything. Instead Therese creates a nice relaxing environment to just concentrate on the language and have fun! Basically, it's a vacation where you would walk away with improved language skills as a bonus. Everyone will be learning everyday expressions that they probably would have never covered otherwise. The goal is to have so much fun that you don't realise you are learning every minute of the day. Theresa hopes for a chain effect in learning. The more students learn, the more confident they are. With confidence comes more practice. The more they practice the more they learn… Often the progress we make in one week, is similar, if not better than the progress made in a year of once a week lessons. Hopefully, after the third day participants will be thinking, even dreaming in the target language. Therese believes this style of learning is powerful and something I think everyone needs to experience! Special Guest: Therese Lafleche.
The Canary Islands, Madeira, Malaga & Lisbon By Sea When North American's (I'm including Canada too) think about going someplace tropical the easiest choices are options with short, direct flights. It is no surprise that Mexico and the Caribbean are popular, quick, price friendly choices. At an average of 14 vacation days, who can blame them for wanting to get on vacation with as little hassle as possible. It is not surprising that It's no different for the Brits and Europeans. Located even further North, the days are even shorter, often overcast and colder in those longitudes. With more vacation days on hand and vitamin deficiencies to solve, they go on the hunt for sunshine! Tourists are largely British and German citizens but a few of us other nationalities manage to slip in! Our 11 night cruise on board the Explorer of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, turned into a 14 night cruise due to sequential storms preventing our return to Southampton, England. The itinerary included the planned ports of the Canary Islands and Madeira. Then we continue with the new schedule adding on Malaga, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal. The Explorer of the Seas is set for a refit in Spring of 2020. I set out to have a complaint free show and the show notes will be the same. If you would like to read a blog article I wrote about the experience CLICK HERE. Before diving into the ports I would like to thank the many people who brought Cruising Ducks into our lives. This was the best seek and find adventure of my son's life. You had the kids exploring the ship and roaming for hours! Thank you so much for your extra care packing these fun ducks! Links to pages in show notes below. The first port on the itinerary was the tropical paradise of Madeira, Portugal. This fantastic, mountainous island offers a thrill seekers must do the Madeira Tobagon ride. We definitely cheated death! If you enjoy roller coasters, bungee cord free falls and tempting fate this is for you. Tenereife is where we enjoyed a beach day on Las Teresitas. The white sand, native sand is black, was imported in the 70s from the Sahara. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for daily rates at only a few Euros. This can be accessed via public transportation or a transfer from your cruise line. Lanzarote, is an island to walk on the moon! Vegieation was scarce and all the water on the island is produced by desalination systems. Don't waste the water! This island is all about volcanic activity. Tour the national parks, ride a camel over the "moonscape". If you want to make camel friends use fragrant shampoo. (see pic below). Take a moment to taste volcanic-grown wine. It is a labor or love pulled from the harsh environment and not exported. If you are hungry make a reservation to eat your meal at, , a resturant where they cook your food right over the volcanic heat of the earth's core! Gran Canaria is significant to us as American's. Christopher Columbus would resupply his ships on this island before contining to explore the "new world". The Christopher Columbus house is an excellent resource that our children HATED. If you have the time to invest the exhibits are excellent. After returning our children to the ship we enjoyed the Playa Las Canteras and beach. This is a shopping and swimming area lined with hotels and places to eat. It could be compared to the Strand in California. While this is a super family friendly, destination it should be noted that the water here is very turbulent. It was great fun as adults to play but the force that day would make me hesitant to take the children out far. It's here we had our best gastronomic expereince of the trip. Finish your own steaks with sea salt and marinade on a piping hot lava rock. Then rent a beach chair to sleep off the indulgence! Tropical fish are visible in the ocean from the pier. Malaga, Spain is the birthplace of Picasso and location of several museums dedicated to his life and work. From Cathedrals to Arabic Forts and tapas this is a destination that really deserves a week to explore. See the show note links below for an audio tour put out but the Tourism Board of Malaga! Lisbon, Portugal is credited as Europe's least expensive capital city. From our personal experience we think that is probably true. Local wines are excellent and pair well with traditional cod dishes. Make sure to observe the tables around you when ordering your food, Meals described as tapas may be enough to feed two people! We definitely over ordered our first couple tries but figured it out for future ordering. In order to get an overview of the city and it's history we recommend a guided tour to start. Why not travel by tuk-tuk? We received a local recommendation and were paired with Lino Rebeira. Lino also comes child endorsed! He worked hard to make the trip entertaining and educational for our children. Lino knows his city and is passionate about its history. Do you have to use the toilet? Want to know where the best custards are? Just ask! He'll point you to great dining too. Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.
New Car Smell? This is NEW SHIP SMELL ! Have you even been inside a brand new car? Can you imagine new car smell? Let's talk NEW SHIP SMELL! Can you imagine aroma therapy in the spa and fine dining sizzling in the kitchens? Visualized new upholstery everywhere, crisp white linens on the tables and sports equipment without a scratch! Add a luxury bedroom, loads of dining places, a race car track AND Kelly Clarkson!? That is what it's like to sail the Norwegian Encore right now! My guest Kelley Wright, of Wright Destinations (, just returned from the inaugaral sailing aboard the Norwegian Encore. Recounting her experience was truly exciting. I was surprised to hear that there are waterslides with weight limits! Read this to say - BUILT FOR ADULTS! This ship was built for fun! Please listen to this episode and share with the people you want to take with you on your sailing! Topics Include: Embarkation Did Kelley and her husband win in the casino? Norwegian Encore's Godmother - Kelly Clarkson! Virtual Reality Experiences Dining Style Dining for Gluten Free persons So much entertainment! Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island Ziplining on Great Stirrup Cay Cabins The Haven, private upscale retreat (including cabins) within the larger ship Adult only areas Spa treatments and tour Children's Areas Special Guest: Kelley Wright.



99 Nights At Sea Where Singles Mingle *At Singles Travel International it's all hands on deck planning this first ever WORLD CRUISE for the singles market. * ( ( I am really excited to have Tammy of Singles Travel International ( back on the podcast. On her last episode we introduced the idea of single, baby boomer travel. This is a group of people who are looking to travel but may not have someone of like interest to travel with. Twenty Five years ago Tammy recognized the need for a "match making service" to help this demographic explore confidently and make lasting friendships along the way. Now, STI, offers almost 20-30 group trips per year exclusively for them. After 25 years, Tammy has some repeat clients and she is giving them what they've asked for! For the first time in history there is a SINGLES WORLD CRUISE ( available. At 100 days, 99 nights, 31 cities, 4 continents and 3 oceans this world cruise is going to check off many bucket list destinations in one unforgettable adventure! See the full itinerary HERE ( This cruise will be on the most gorgeous ship (this is Megan and I'm biased) the Queen Mary 2. When planning to be on a ship for this extended period of time you should invest in comfort and style! The QM2 offers just that! The rooms are stately, well planned with clever storage, luxury linens, toiletries and a welcome bottle of bubbly on embarkation! Are you thinking this sounds like just too long to go travel? Nonsense! Do you go to Florida for the winter? Trade Florida for Australia, China and Tenerife! See the full itinerary HERE ( Are you thinking you will be bored on the sea days? Let me dispel that for you. This detail put into designing this ship's entertaining areas will amaze you. On top of world class musical performances, the only Planetarium at sea, daily high tea, a movie theatre, dance lessons, art workshops and lectures by Oxford Professors STI will host their own entertainment for your enjoyment. What can you accomplish in 100 days? Will you learn an instrument? Another language? Make a challenge for yourself and find like-minded singles to accomplish them with! CLICK HERE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL FEATURES. ( CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone: 877-SOLO-TRIP Fax: 877-765-6874 *Hotels and itinerary subject to change at the discretion of our tour provider and would be replaced with similar accommodations. Rates are subject to change at any time until confirmed by STI vacation specialist. Note that guests must make the reservation with STI in order to participate in group activities in Cape Town. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify. Optional stays are not eligible for the guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement. BOOK EARLY TO GET LOWEST FARES. Please schedule your flight to arrive in London (LHR) before 1:00 p.m. on January 10 and depart from London (LHR) after 2:00 p.m. on April 19. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Cunard without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes. Special Guest: Tammy Weiler.
Howdy folks - we're back after a small delay in releasing episodes! Why the delay? Four back-to-back storms extended our cruise and we were "stuck" three days longer. More about that later! This episode was recorded in October so references to summer dwindling will make you nostalgic for warmer days. Enjoy today's episode of Travel Radio Podcast on Cruising Alaska on a Celebrity Cruise Ship. Pre-topic travel banter includes: More love for the Polish people and Polish pizza! I will taste it in April! Look out Poland the Chapa's are incoming! Matt does not speak any Polish - so he greets the listeners with a Bulgarian greeting. I try and fail, sounding like a Mario brother... Podcast Episode Features: Come on board the Celebrity Solstice in Seattle, Washington for a cruise to Alaska. If sea days are a limiting factor for you while cruising don't let that stop you from cruising Alaska. Choose an inside passage itinerary like this one! You will have thrilling sea days, floating past snow covered mountains and observing shore side wildlife as you float through the majesty that is the frozen landscape of Alaska. Celebrity Cruise ships, while family friendly, offer an modern elegant option for adults wanting to cruise in style. The staff to passenger guest ratio is higher then most cruise lines so you will feel very well attended. Expect the decor to feature clean lines and the cuisine to well exceed typical mass produced cruise fare standards. Matthew Wahlgren, is back and he is a cruising maniac these days. Today we review a luxury experience onboard a Celebrity to included exclusive amenities featured on what its know as the Distinctive Voyages program. From finely crafted cocktails, gourmet meals and incredible ports this is a cruise on my personal bucket list. In the back of my mind I knew there was a glass blowing studio on board but forgot about it. This just blows my mind to think about the engineering and creativity it took to install this on a cruise ship. I always say there is a cruise line for everyone. There is a cruise line to match your tastes. Some have water slides and trampolines - this ship has a resident artist and a glass blowing studio! Where is Matt off to next? Europe and Africa! Stay tuned and subscribe for updates! Enjoy! ~ Megan Chapa Special Guest: Matthew Wahlgren.
Mark Murphy on, Brexit and US Travel This episode was recorded September 30th, 2019. The information it contains is current as of time of recording. On this episode we cover a lot of ground and as such there are a lot of links here in the show notes. Seriously, scroll down, all of the links are belong to us. Mark Murphy: Photo Credit You may recognize this week's guest, Mark Murphy, from his frequent appearances on network television news shows or his voice from his own podcast. Mark's newest project is The mission behind is to offer a rebuttal and factually sound answers to travel themed news reports that are often poorly researched and damaging to popular tourist destinations. On Travel Radio Podcast we like to talk charities dear to our hearts. Mark talks about his efforts to offer relief to the Bahamas and how you can too. Maybe the answer is simply going on vacation!? Please scroll down to links in notes for the charities discussed. What does the traveler headed to the United Kingdom need to know about Brexit? How will it affect your travel plans? Dive into these topics, where to find up to date information and useful ways to protect your vacation plans. As bonus material, Megan and Mark talk about why you should travel to the United States for your next vacation. This discussion is based off of Megan's interaction with non-U.S. Citizens sharing the reason's they fear traveling to the United States. Luckily, the fact checker (Mark) is the guest and speaks directly to these issues. What airline would Mark take to the UK? Would he take a transatlantic cruise? Listen in for all these and more on this episode of Travel Radio Podcast. Special Guest: Mark Murphy.
Welcome to the second installment of David Weinczok's interview on the real places and history that inspire Game of Thrones. In his book (see links below) there is an excellent map (map in previous episode's show notes) of where these location are in Scotland. Today's episode includes a chapter on mythical creatures, gods and more (....muahahahahaha, insert very Halloween feeling here...) Specifically, we talk the giants of Westeros vs the traditional giant of Scottish folklore. (Photo credit National Trust, UK) The second chapter we cover gets into the Black Dinner. This is an actual (two) event(s) that inspired the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Discussing guest rights, as a common practice in history, is really interesting as presented by David. (Photo credit Stewart Society) The episode concludes with what is next for David, how you can contact him and where he will be signing books soon. I hope this episode inspires you to visit Scotland and of course, buy David's book (I'm not even paid to say that)! David's guest page is here. ( Blessings to you adventurer! ~ Megan Chapa Host Travel Radio Special Guest: David Weinczok.
The History Behind Game of Thrones The North Remembers David Weinczok is back so - "LET'S GEEK OUT ON CASTLES!" David is a Canadian born, castle enthusiast, daily found waist high in nettles, tramping the ground of a Scottish castle. There are approximately 2,000 castles to conquer and David has put (to date) 400 under his own foot. Powered by a passion for history, and a love for the environment David gets to most of these sites via bicycle. David has yet to find a dragon in his journeys. However, the patterns he noticed and the history he uncovered made him literally jump out of his seat watching Game of Thrones. He was watching a fictionalized explainer on the actual events of Scottish history and folklore. ( There was a tourism companion to be written and a map to be drawn! David took on this challenge and the result is the newly released, "The History Behind Game of Thrones The North Remember" and the, "Scotland and the Lands Beyond The Wall Map". Both the book and the map aim to help enthusiasts visit the real life Scotish locations that inspired many parts of Game of Thrones. PART 1: Today's episode will feature two chapters from David's book and the Map. The next episode will feature two more. I editing I noticed that it was really long and wanted to make a clean break for listener ease. David also talks about his "fan boy" moment while observing Game of Thrones actors sharing a quiet and cominal moment that would have been unthinkable in the Game of Thrones series. 13th Century Map of Britain Matthew Paris 13th Century Map The first chapter we feature today will focus on the actual land of Scotland. Key points of geography and castles that serve as strategic defense points for both Scotland and Game of Thrones. So significant are these factors they led to the real life Black Dinner and the fictional Red Wedding! Scotland And The Lands Beyond the Wall Map Scotland And The Lands Beyond the Wall Map, credit Bob Marshall, historical illustrator. Stirling Castle, photo credit David Weinczok Stirling Castle, photo credit David Weinczok The second chapter will talk about the warrior's themselves. David compares the Lord of the Isles and the Isles men to the Ironborn. In a real battle David says he would pick the Islesmen. He makes some interesting observations. Lastly, we talk about the art or lack there of as seen in these two cultures. David reads a portion of his book that captures these sentiments perfectly. Please see the links below to find David's book and the map. Special Guest: David Weinczok.
New Destinations For Experienced Travelers INSTAGRAM ( WEBSITE ( If I had to assign Katherine Parker-Magyar a spirit animal it would be a youthful pup caught in a "full-body-wag". "You love travel? I love travel! LET'S TALK TRAVEL!" That is my experience interviewing Katherine. Katherine Parker-Magyar has the accomplishments of a rigorous academic, a sense of adventure rivaling Lewis and Clark and stamps on her passport to brag about. This episode will expose you to the joy Katherine brings to travel writing and perhaps pick up a few new destinations for your bucket list! We cover the world by region and explore alternative destinations for travelers that have trekked the well-worn paths of popular destinations. ( In additional to her bylines (Architectural Digest, Forbes, The Week, Business Insider and more...) Katherine shares her love of books and her favorite charities. The Amal Foundation aims to support young Palestinian refugees seeking higher education. Amal, in Arabic, translates to "hope" in English. That is exactly what this foundation does and for a staggeringly affordably cost. (See link below.) Podcast Topics Include: Where are millennials from China traveling? The friendliness and culture of Dominica Santa is from Finland! Vet what you read and choose reputable travel journalists writing Choose to consume reputable travel products When in doubt, ask a professional. Find and travel agent with experience in the region you want to travel in. Tips on travel writing The art of hoarding and moving books Art of Blenheim Palace and the Birth Place of Winston Churchill Bring a portable charger Register for travel rewards! Travel to build relationships and goodwill The Amal Foundation What is Katherine’s favorite state? WYOMING! New locations to visit for the seasoned jetsetter Alternate locations to popular tourist spots 350th Anniversary Rembrandt, an artist for our time... selfies and naked women! Where to see live bears in a city center! Swim in ancient thermal spas formerly home to mythical dragons... Katherine's closing words, "I don't want to play favorites... but everyone should go to Dominica and Kenya!" Special Guest: Katherine Parker-Magyar.
Cloe Jager: Aussie | Journalist | Travel Lover | Podcaster Journalist by day and podcaster by night, Cloe Jager joins the podcast to talk about traveling in Australia. She is also the host of the Travel Lust Podcast. Cloe brings her passion for travel to Travel Radio Podcast this week to help travelers manage expectations and travel smarter while touring in Australia. Episode Topics Include: • Is Cloe an Aussie criminal? • Local weather trends • Are locals friendly? (Please note Cloe's spot on "Old Timer" voice...) • Three cities to visit as a tourist • Where to surf (not Cloe's strong suite, but she knows where to go!) • Interacting with indigenous people • Marijuana Tourism • Snorkeling • Transportation in Australia • Tasmania, the forgotten island of exploding apples • Is smoking acceptable in Australia • Shark detection app • Talk about a "walk about" • Traditional greetings - "Hey" or "G'day"? • What side of the street to walk on? • Translating an Aussie menu • DON'T LITTER • Cloe's Australian location bucket list ( Special Guest: Cloe Jager.
Flying Virgin Atlantic Airlines For the First Time On today's episode Joe and Sara Springer join the podcast to bring two different perspectives on flying Virgin Atlantic for the first time. We talk Wine Bingo, Lady Gaga's meat dress, beating the "touchscreen" entertainment console, Laser beam eyes and more... Hands down - Three for three participants give Virgin Atlantic two thumbs up! Key Points: Where to book your flights Compare Economy Basic to extra leg room in Comfort Delight Flying Virgin Atlantic with kids in tow vs. middle seat single traveler Where did my leg room go..? vs. building blanket forts in an entire row Meal service to other in flight meals Getting boozy mid-Atlantic In flight entertainment Special Guests: Joseph Chapa and Sara Springer Kroupa.
Strumming the Spirit of Aloha Through Alaska Rowena describes "Aloha" as, "Sharing the best of myself with you and in return you share the best of yourself with me." If the temperature of traveling to Alaska concerns you - traveling with a pair of Hawaii ambassadors will insulate you better than your downy parka. Brain and Rowena Vasquez will share their aloha and advanced ukulele instruction on this 2nd annual Ukulele Lover's Cruise. On this episode you will here Rowena, Brian and Chuck recap the 2018 Ukulele Lover's Cruise and what guests can look forward to for the 2020 cruise to Alaska. Rowena stresses that this is not a cruise where you will learn a few songs; typical of the begginer instruction level they offer on Hawaii itineraries. They truly want you to understand and learn the instrument. Participants must have ukulele basics (strumming and three common chords) in order to join in the instruction. ( Additional episode topics cover: Alaska Itinerary Cabin choices Past guest success stories Rowena's book project, "Random Acts of Aloha" The amazing wedding makeup artist that helped me out on my horrible face day. Thanks Vegas Barbie! DON'T FOR GET THE COZYPHONES GIVEAWAY! There are only two days left to sign up for the Cozyphone giveaway. Simply sign up for the NEWSLETTER. ( One Travel Radio Listener will be chosen to recieve a pair of Cozyphones headphones. Read the review of the children's Cozyphones HERE ( Special Guests: Brian and Rowena Rasquez and Chuck Kennedy.
Easter Pilgrimage Podcast! An estimated 168 Million Christians take faith based trips each year! The events of the Easter season and their locations are among the most popular destinations. As the Easter season approaches and Christians set off on their travels, maybe you are feeling left behind. Are you wondering where they are going? What are they doing? What is so important about Easter? Today's episode will shed light on these locations and thier historic significance. Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc on Unsplash Judy Yirsa, St. Christopher Mission's Travel, specialises is Catholic Pilgrimages for faith based groups and families. As a past guest on Travel Radio Podcast, Judy has shared a selection of Catholic Pilgrimage routes. Of particular interest is her episode on Oberammergau, a Passion Play, only performed every ten years - don't miss it! Listen to that episode HERE. ( Don't forget to enter the Cozyphones giveaway for April 2019! Read Megan's Review ( and Subscribe to Newsletter ( Today Judy joins Travle Radio to explore Catholic Pilgrimage options as related to the upcoming Easter Holiday. From land to sea there are MANY options available to the faith curious tourist. We will explore some of those options on this episode including, guides, mobility concerns, language requirments, travel cash, visas, etc. FUN FACT: Judy loves planning pilgrimages so much she and her husband honeymooned to Catholic Pilgrim destinations in Europe! Episode Topics Include: * A 5 Star Review * Judy's experience with Cozyphones * History of Easter Pilgrimages * Judy's Recent Family Pilgrimage to Paris * Potential Routes and Locations for Easter Pilgrimages * Addressing Mobility Concerns * Language Concerns * Money Exchange * Visa Requirments * Cruise and River Cruise Pilgrimage Options * The FANNY PACK IS BACK! * Alternatives to the Fanny Pack Lara Croft Would Wear * Thank you and good bye! Special Guest: Judith Romera Yirsa.
DISCLAIMER: This episode is awesome. We cry within 5 minutes of Joe's introduction... Joe Sanok started his counseling career by running a yacht club for troubled youth, worked his way to a successful counseling practice and the NUMBER ONE mental health podcast on iTunes, "The Practice of the Practice". Episode Topics Include: Joe's history working with troubled youth Joe's career as a counselor Knowing your child's strengths and identifying activites they can succeed in Knowing your child's triggers and identifying ways to curb or avoid travel that sets them off Setting expectations before traveling Planning comparable punishments/consequences for public places Do's and Don'ts of travel planning How to involve kids in travel planning Specific destination/activity ideas commentary CozyPhones Headphones GIVEAWAY A full review of the products are coming soon. Simply subscribe to the Travel Radio Podcast newsletter, during the month of April, and be entered to win. Winner must be US Citizen. Prize fullfillment to be provided by Cozyphones. Sign Up Here: NEWSLETTER SIGN UP FORM ( Shout Outs: Courtney Abramovitz Travel Planner 504 434 0616 Helen Quick Cruise Planners Special Guest: Joe Sanok.
Jon Wu? More like Joni Wooo Hooooo! Joni's clients love her and you will know why after listening to this episode. Her connections in the travel industry mean her clients get white gloves service and extra amenities wherever they go. How does Joni define success? She measures in thank you notes and Christmas Cards! I asked Joni where she would eat as a luxury travel planner. Joni eats it all! She loves a Michelin rated restraunt but give her a food truck serving fried chicken butt and she's in heaven! Shout outs go to Matthew Wahlgren, our unexpected but mutual friend, and consumer of chicken butts. Joni is a gem! She travels extensively and her Instagram account is worth a gander. Check out her latest IG story ( highlighting her my recent trip to SE Asia. Special Guest: Joni Wu.
Mt. Everest Base Camp, A Surprisingly Achievable Bucket List Expedition After interviewing Karl Nessler ( and contact info by clicking his guest profile up top) I am convinced that choosing your expedition guide carefully is of utmost importance when hiking to Mt. Everest base camp. Without reserve I can say that Karl Nessler embodies the proper proportions of first hand experience, cultural knowledge, wilderness skills and a genuine love for people both Nepalese and tourists. Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp your body and mind will be taxed and tested. Choose a guide that is invested in you and aware of the processes you are experiencing. Karl has a 100% success rate to date. You will understand why after listening today. You can accomplish this trek. Karl might just be the guide for you! Topics in Episode Include: * Karl's first experiences on Mt. Everest * Experiencing the avalanche and aftermath in 2014 * Experiencing the earthquake of 2015 on the glacier * Karl's commitment to Elevate Nepal (, a charity rebuilding villages in and around Mt. Everest (Play to see Karl in action and the beautiful community he is working hard to rebuild.) * * Summiting Mt. Everest * How to acclimation works in preparing to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest * Descending (Megan's version less technical... throw that bag down the Mt!) * Hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp * Premium Inclusions in the trips Karl leads * Anywhere gear and inclusions * Transportation to include flights in, hiking with Yaks and a helicopter descent * Local Cultural and religious Interactions * A conservative approach to acclimation * Who is this trip for? Can you go with a heart condition? Physical ailments? * Sherpa vs Porter? Why you should use one * Accommodations * Karl's role beyond leading guests to the base camp * What surprises hikers about the trek? * What motivates hikers? * Past client's testimony blogs * Warnings * Training (see links on "long-ass walks with backpacks" below) Special Guest: Karl Nessler.
Single Travelers Resolve to Travel More in 2019! Today's episode is really fantastic for Baby Boomers who are active and would love to travel more! Singles Travel International aims to matchmake you with a compatible travel partner. Offering both land based and cruise type intineraries. Episode Topics Include: Introduction of delightful guest Tammy Weiler ( Introduction of Singles Travel International (STI) Who is the right fit for STI? How does the matchmaking process work? What types of travel does STI offer? Sample Itineraries Are "non-singles" welcome? What happens if they discover someone is not single while on a trip? What does client success mean to STI? Food talk! What is Tammy's favorite quisine? Tammy asks Megan about why she does Travel Radio Podcast? Things get deep... Closing and goodbye! Creating life-changing singles travel experiences and unique opportunities to meet the world…together!!! (877) 765-6874 Singles Travel International’s exclusive singles tours range from Caribbean Cruises for singles to fascinating, bucket list destinations like Antarctica, Galapagos and Alaska! On our vacations for singles, solo travelers meet other singles and travel in the safety of a group. Save money on single supplements – let us match you with a suitable roommate or save on our no single supplement cruises. Singles Travel International: See the world in community with other singles! Special Guest: Tammy Weiler.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I am so thankful to have had so many persons from so many countries listen in 2018. My aim is to keep bringing interesting destinations, new types of travel and the professionals of the trade to the podcast. The line up is filling out nicely and I hope you enjoy my guests. They are meant to be a resource to you in planning your next adventure and would love to hear from you! #travelon As always, if you have enjoyed this podcast series, please leave a comment or review. I would be delighted to ehar from you. Blessings to you this 2019! XO Megan Chapa - Host Travel Radio Podcast Today's podcast takes us to Windsor Castle post Royal Wedding. Despite me second guessing myself "on-air" most of my claims are true! Ha! Now, enjoy, fact check for yourself as always and please call a travel planner to make the most of your limited vacation time! Links below! The Bau Baux travel jacket promised a lot on their Kickstarter campaign. I bought in hard. In fact, I bought two of these jackets, a men's for Joe and a women's for myself. After waiting almost a year for the final product I am sorrily dissapointed. I'm going to give them an "E" for Effort, a "D" for Dream a great product up and finally a "U" for Uncomfortable. Link below. Now, one travel product Santa gave our daughter is the Instax Mini 9 instant camera. This little gem is durable and easy to use. We took this on our five day trek to Kent a few weeks ago and instanteously have a photo album of our adventure. This one is a winner! Now, to watch for Instax film to go on sale! Link below! Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.
The Nativity Trail, Nazareth to Bethlehem Merry Christmas from me to you on this Christmas Eve! I was privilidged to have a very appropriate guest available for this episode. Judy Yirse, Catholic Pilgrimage specialist, joins Travel Radio Podcast to talk about the Nativity Trail, Nazareth to Bethlehem. Also included in the episode is how the podcast received it's first 1 star review. We determined it is clearly an error. A Public Service Announcement is made for US travelers headed abroad to register with, The Smart Traveler Enrollment Progam ( Special Guest: Judith Romera Yirsa.
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Andrew Springer

very interesting and eye opening! keep up the good work!

Apr 7th
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