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One of the nicest ways to take a break from the rush of sightseeing as you travel is to enjoy a garden. And throughout the world  you will find spectacular ones, charming ones, traditional ones -- all designed to please your senses.Beverly Hurley is passionate about gardens, and of  natural places filled with flora and fauna, wherever she travels. She defines a botanical garden versus a conservatory or arboretum, and then she and Lea share their favorite gardens around the world, including in South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, France, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Japan.We end the episode with one of Beverly's favorite garden-related memories._____Beverly Hurley, is editor of gardendestinations.com, and a contributor to the new book, Gardens of the 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 many guidebooks. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell  travel lovers about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Paul Spencer Sochaczewski has been a conservationist with the World Wildlife Fund for over 40 years. He tells of his boyhood adventure in upstate New York State. He talks of following in the steps of his idol, Alfred Russell Wallace, who studied species with Charles Darwin, and of later quests in the jungles of Borneo, Laos and other exotic destinations around the world. Paul tells  of pandas, palm oil, orangutans -- ending with everything you want to know concerning a search about mysterious white elephants._____Paul Spencer Sochaczewski is an a conservationist, adventurer and author. pauls@iprolink.ch   www.sochaczewski.comHis latest books:A Conservation Notebook (just published)Searching for Ganesha / EarthLoveDead, But Still Kicking / Exceptional EncountersAn Inordinate Fondness for BeetlesCurious Encounters of the Human Kind (five book series)Redheads / Soul of the Tiger / Distant Greens  Share Your Journey: Mastering Personal Writing_____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. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell folks about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
What are special pleasures of a river cruise experience? The biggest differences between river cruising and ocean cruising? How can you convince a cruise skeptic to try river cruising? AmaWaterways co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst answer these questions, and tell us about some of the best river cruises in the world, on major rivers and also less-traveled ones in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa.Rudi and Kristin share thoughts about  typical travelers/activities on river cruises, and authentic travel experiences among some of the world's most beautiful rivers.  We also learn of innovations in the river cruise industry. How are ships designed today? And Rudi and Kristin end the episode with special memories of river cruises they especially love._____Rudi Schreiner, Co-Founder and President of luxury river cruise operator  AmaWaterways. Kristin Karst is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. Family-owned and operated for almost 20 years. AmaWaterways offers river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024)._____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. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell folks about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast! 
Madrid is a grand capital city of Spain, and David Paul Appell and Jose Balido moved there to enjoy it. We compare the city to Barcelona, and discuss the history, art scene, food, gardens, architecture and vibe of this great city from the viewpoint of insiders who love it.David and Jose then offer info about outstanding day trips from Madrid including to  El Escorial, Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Cordoba.Jose and David end with special memories of their adopted Spanish  city._____David Paul Appell and Jose Balido are longtime travel writers; David was executive editor of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel. Before moving to Madrid, they lived in New York City and Miami. They run a social-media-management company with mostly travel accounts, as well as the website Tripatini.com, a social media network and group blog with members in more than 120 countries, focused on travel, culture, food, and wine. _____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. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell folks about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Living history can be informative and fun. And visiting the early settlements and battlefields of America's Historic Triangle -- Jamestown, Yorktown and WIlliamsburg -- offers both. Beyond learning and better understanding the  past, there are the modern pleasures of dining, shopping and recreating. Victoria Cimino, CEO of Visit Williamsburg, takes us along.We begin with Jamestown, the earliest settlement. Go on to Yorktown, where the culminating battle of the American Revolution took place.  And then Colonial Williamsburg, the world's largest living history museum.And we end, of course, with Victoria's special memory of Virginia's Historic Triangle._____Victoria Cimino is president and CEO of Visit Williamsburg, the official destination marketing organization for Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown._____ 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. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
We are in the midst of a worldwide golden age of park creation, and featured in this episode are powerful examples. This recent surge of park development offers us much to celebrate.  Parks are being designed as proactive, dynamic green spaces. Our guests, Victoria Newhouse and Alex Pisha,  are the authors of Parks of the 21st century: Reinventing Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories. They discuss how neglected places have become glorious public parkland. Parks are becoming reinvented and reclaimed from former railroad beds, highway caps, former airports, former industrial plants, former quarries, former strongholds.Victoria and Alex discuss parks they especially love in China, the Netherlands and other countries, and the future of parks, including ways they will help combat climate change.We end, as usual, with our guests' special travel memories._____Victoria Newhouse is an architectural historian and founder of the Architectural History Foundation. Alex Pisha is a senior landscape architect at Sawyer, Burson architecture and landscape architecture. They are the authors of Parks of the 21st century: Reinventing Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories, published by Rizzoli, New York. _____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. Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
From the Cape Cod peninsula to the nearby islands of  Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts offers some of the most charming towns and activities in the U.S. And Leon Bolivar, a true Cape Codder, leads us along the way. We start on the Cape, discussing places to go and things to do in and around Falmouth, Sandwich, Hyannis, Yarmouth, Dennis, Chatham and Provincetown. Then talk about Cape Cod pastimes including baseball, golf, croquet and whale watching. Food and drink faves include  clams, oysters and lobsters -- including lobster ice cream! (With local potato chips, and maybe a cranberry Cape Codder.) We  go on to Martha's Vineyard -- what to see and do, in and around the cliffs and beaches from  Oak Bluffs to Edgartown. And then, Nantucket -- what to see and do on this extremely charming little island filled with whaling history and cobblestone streets.Lea offers a limerick she adapted about Nantucket. And Leon ends with his special memory._____Leon Bolivar is director of marketing for Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Cape Cod. He has loved the Cape region since he arrived from South America as a young man. _____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Today's trains are not only a part of the green "slow travel" movement, they can be ultra-fast  and super deluxe. Lea and Guest Yi Ding, a Eurail executive, share train tips and trips, from speedy, efficient Eurail to the luxury private train tours of the world. Riding the rails proves it's the journey, not just the destination. We first discuss all about  Eurail, which connects Europe through trains and ferries. We offer tips, scheduling, scenic routes, night trains and ferry passes.Lea then describes 14 private trains focused on luxury, with reclaimed vintage carriage cars, fine dining and luxury bedding only a part of the ride:  the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, the Royal Canadian Pacific, the Palace on Wheels, The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, the Belmond Hiram Bingham, Inca Rail, Belmond Andean Explorer, Belmond Royal Scotsman, the Transcantabrico Classico, The  Pride of Africa Rovos Rail, The Palace on Wheels, the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express, The Belmond English panel, The Ghan and The Rocky Mountaineer.And of course, we end with a special memory of a train ride. _____Yi Ding was born in Beijing, and considers herself a citizen of the world having traveled in close to 50 countries and being based in Europe for ten years. She currently lives in the Netherlands, Eurail’s headquarters. She has focused on building the awareness of Eurail and its rail passes._____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this multi-award-winning travel podcast!
The U.S.V.I and the B.V.I are beautiful Virgin Island "cousins"-- dozens of tropical isles and cays set between the Caribbean and Atlantic near Puerto Rico.  Lea covers the the U.S. islands, and Clive McCoy, Tourism Director of the BVI, discusses the delights and must-sees-and-dos of his island country. The U.S. Virgin Islands boast St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix; The British Virgins feature Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.Both groups of Virgins offer gorgeous beaches and watery pleasures, towns with nightlife, mountains vistas, tropical flora and fauna , multicultural history, a laid-back vibe, fresh seafood and -- 'The Painkiller'!And, of course, Ciive ends the episode with his feel-good memory -- about a hat._____Clive McCoy is Tourism Director of the British Virgin Islands. _____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Anabela George, born in Lisbon and living in California, has traveled to over 75 countries. She's one of those bold, passionate travelers we love talking with on Places I Remember.  Anabela has experienced  travels at all levels, from being a yachtie on both sailing and motor yachts, to a backpacker riding the rails on top of a train in Ecuador, to being a corporate flight attendant on a private jet.Along the way we meet crew members to presidents, and share adventures in places including the Virgin Islands, Galapagos Islands, Peru, New Guinea, Tahiti, Indonesia, Australia and more.And she ends with a favorite memory._____Anabela George, born in Lisbon, Portugal and living in California, has traveled to over 75 countries. She is an avid traveler, and a former travel consultant, who has enjoyed both luxury and basic experiences around the world.  She enjoys photographing and writing about her personal journeys to inspire others to travel near and far, and seek out the beauty in our world. Her blog: https://belageotravel.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 many guidebooks. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
,Marie Sutro, who sets her newest crime thriller, Dark Obsession, in the Pacific Northwest, loves the beauty and creativity of Oregon and Washington State. She shares info and memories of the best -- from Portland to Seattle, and all around the spectacular region. We begin the episode talking of Portland and environs, including its creative "weirdness":  the Oregon Coast and inland Oregon, including  the Dunes; charming, artsy Ashland; Crater Lake, the bluest, deepest lake in the world, and the historic Gold Rush Towns.In Washington State, we discuss Seattle and nearby beauty spots including Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.And we end with Lea's and Marie's two special memories of the PNW -- each very different._____Marie Sutro is an award-winning and bestselling mystery author, as well as a travel enthusiast. In 2018, she won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best New Voice in Fiction, for her debut novel, Dark Associations. She is a member of Sisters In Crime and volunteers with California Library Literacy Services.Her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all served in the San Francisco Police Department, collectively inspiring her writing. She resides in Northern California and is currently at work on the next book in the Kate Barnes series. _____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. Contact Lea, on Twitter: @lealane ; on Insta, PlacesIRememberLeaLane;  on  Facebook, Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Lea's Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!_____[Due to an anecdote regarding Crater Lake, if you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.If you or someone you know needs mental health help, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.]
Have you thought about moving to another country? Retiring or becoming an expat where safety, climate and cost of living are excellent? International Living has been  rating countries for dozens of years, and this year's listings focus on the world's top 10 countries to move to. Jennifer Stevens, Executive editor, and Jessica Ramesch editor of the Panama edition, join Lea for a fascinating convo.We begin by discussing just what makes a country desirable for expats, with qualities including safety, climate, "fitting in," language and cost of living, Jennifer and Jessica then present the Top 10 list of countries for 2022, and discuss what makes them so.As usual, the episode ends with special memories._____Jennifer Stevens is editor of International Living, helping readers retire, move and invest overseas for over 40 years. The magazine is the #1 Trusted resource for moving overseas. Jessica Ramesch is editor of the Panama edition. _____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
On this episode you'll find out about dozens of surprising things to enjoy on a trip to The Netherlands (and why it's often called "Holland").  Renske Green-Lute is a self-described "Dutch fanatic" who lives near Amsterdam. She shares inside info all about this mostly flat little European country: a fun mix of historic past, delightful present, and sustainable future. Lea and Renske talk about museums and Keukenhof Gardens, cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and all the classic sights and sites. But also, among many other things -- star-shaped fortresses, oyster gathering on mud flats, "Gouda by Candlelight, overnighting in an Airstream, a 15th century church in an Amsterdam canal house, gooey things to eat, Delta Works (which save the country from being underwater), a hilly Dutch city, and many more discoveries.And, The Floriade, a once-every-10 year horticultural expo held near Amsterdam, whose theme this year is "Growing Green Cities." (Find out more about this fun, informative celebration of all things green which runs until October 9, 2022, at https://floriade.com/en/ )Renske ends with a special memory about her grandfather, and what he had to do with saving one of Holland's greatest treasures. (It involves Rembrandt.)_____Renske Green-Lute, describes herself as “a Dutch fanatic.” And she’s thoroughly explored the cities and sights of her beautiful country.  Renske lives with her American partner and 6 year old daughter in the north west of Holland, where  she runs a small B&B. She’s a marketer, and has been responsible for airline marketing at Schiphol Airport outside of Amsterdam._____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Bruce McAlpine and his sister Rhona Paterson grew up near Edinburgh. They share their love of Scotland with Lea, and they cover cities, countryside, islands and all things Scottish.After describing Scotland geographically,  we start by talking of the Scottish character, and go on to the delights of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish foods, Scotch whiskey, the Highlands (is there really a Loch Ness monster?). Also the 800 or so Scottish islands, focusing on The Isle of Skye.We also discuss Scottish pleasures such as golf, bagpipes, and festivals. To end the episode, Rhona and  Bruce share special memories of Scotland. And Lea shares two of her memories as well: one involving Queen Elizabeth and an unexpected meeting; and the other, dealing with the question of what a Scotsman wears under his kilt.  (Bruce gives a definitive answer!)._____Bruce McAlpine and Rhona Paterson grew up on a sheep farm in the Scottish Borders, near Edinburgh. From there, Bruce studied in Edinburgh before living and working in England, Africa, America and back to England. in finance positions. He currently lives in Oxford with his wife Erica and two children, Grant and May.  Rhona studied in Aberdeen and after a few years in England moved back to the Edinburgh area.  She is an occupational therapist, and lives with her husband David and two children, William and Fia._____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
At Places I Remember we love stories of memorable people and places, and this episode certainly offers that.After a life  of international travel; work including opera performer, chef and arts director; raising a family; divorcing and recovering from alcoholism, Sandra Smith was a ready for a sea change. Literally. At 43, Sandra moved from Philadelphia to the California coast, bought a 35-foot sailboat, painted it pink,  and taught herself to sail. Her travel adventures for the next seven years took her down the coast to Mexico and into the Pacific. Navigating by the ancient mariners' system of dead-reckoning, she experienced storms, evaded drug dealers and pirates as she sailed over 4,000 miles alone and sometimes with her rebellious teenage daughter. Using just a compass, a chart and a prayer, the author embarks on this spiritual odyssey which brings self-discovery and healing.Later Sandra enjoyed adventures in Guatemala, and winds up in Arizona, living a land-locked, but still fascinating life. Sandra's  spirit is unique. Her ability to live large in the moment and roll with the tide is remarkable and inspiring._____Sandra C H Smith 's memoir, Out of the Fog, is available at Amazon in paperback and eBook. It's also available from the publisher, and online and in-store at Barnes&Noble:  Her website: https://SandraCHSmith.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 many guidebooks. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!\
Celebrating the First Anniversary of Places I Remember with Lea Lane calls for something special, and so the tables are turned as Lea's sons, Randall Lane and Cary Lane, interview her.They first all share fun and funny tales of family travels together in London, Iceland, Italy and Scandinavia, skiing,  and more. And then the guys ask Lea cool questions about travel, the podcast and personal thoughts on life.By the end of this episode you will have shared laughs and interesting info, and you will get to know Lea better -- as a person and a mom as well as a traveler and podcast host.Here's to another great year ahead for Places I Remember!_____Randall Lane is Chief Content Officer of Forbes Media. You can hear more about his travels in Episodes 14 and 15._____Dr. Cary Lane is a professor and forensic artist. Cary curates exhibits at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Queens, NY. The current one, available virtually at the moment, is The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.  You can hear more about his travels in Episode 18.___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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast! 
Travel writer/musician authors Josephine Matyas and Craig Jones share stories and experiences from their book about music, travel and the black experience in the heart of the South.Major Delta destinations include Clarksdale, Tunica, Greenville, Dockery Farm, Greenwood and Tupelo, in Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee. Museums, homesteads, gravesites, juke joints, frolicking houses, Beale Street, Graceland and Sun and Stax recording studios  are just some of the sites discussed in relation to the blues and the music it influenced. Artists range  from Robert Johnson and BB King to Elvis Presley.Civil rights plays a part as well, from the  grocery store in  Money Mississippi, where Emmet Till meet the woman who would lead to his murder, to the Lorraine Motel, where blacks and whites stayed together during are discussed as part of the experience that related to the music."The Blues are the root. The rest are the fruit." And Craig ends with a fine rendition of a blues song.___Josephine Matyas has published in every major Canadian newspaper and specialized magazines, including a number of American-based publications. Jo specializes in history and culture, soft-adventure and eco-tourism. She loves to talk travel. Craig Jones holds a doctorate in International Political Economy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His main gig – and lifelong passion – is as a full-time musician, bandleader, and music teacher. Craig has stepped onto bandstands to play bass and guitar in jazz, blues, rock and roll, Motown, Zydeco, and soul.  Chasing the Blues: A Traveler’s Guide to America’s Music  is their first book together. The book’s Facebook site is: https://www.facebook.com/ChasingtheBluesTravelersGuide _____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. Contact Lea  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  New episodes every other week, on Tuesdays. Please follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
Jayme Simoes, a renowned travel consultant for Portugal,  knows all about this tremendously popular country, and gives us loads of inside info. We go over what makes Portugal so special, starting in Lisbon,  and going on to the Portuguese Riviera on the Atlantic just outside the city.  We also discuss the special regions such as the Aletejo, the Algarve, and Portugal's great and ultra-popular second city, Porto.Jayme goes over cruising on the Douro, taking the train or driving. staying in pousadas, lodging based in former castles and monestaries.And then we focus on the Portuguese islands of Madeira, off the Moroccan coast,  and the Azores, off coastal Africa.We end with Jayme's best memory. And a better appreciation of what makes Portugal such an exceptional destination for travelers and expats._____ Jayme Simoes JS@lkarno.com is a top consultant for Portugal._____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; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!We drop podcasts every other week, on Tuesdays.
In a truly special 50th episode of Places I Remember, Holocaust survivor Allan Hall tells his frightening, harrowing story as a child caught up in horror. We follow Allan and his parents from their comfortable life in Krakow, Poland, out-manuevering the Nazis in Lvov and Warsaw, and hiding in plain sight throughout the war.  Lea  prefaces his story with a few sites, memorials, and museums around the world where you can travel, to bear witness. Allan's tale includes uprooting from Krakow to Lvov, to the ghetto in Warsaw ; near death experience in a children's pogram; changing appearances and identities; avoiding a last-minute train to Treblinka extermination camp; hiding in a closet with his mother for 10 hours a day in a Nazi-headquarters building in Warsaw for two years; the birth of a brother in the middle of the horror; and carrying- - as an 11-year-old -- that two-year-old brother  across Europe, to get to freedom, and reunite with his parents.With a combination of brilliant moves, risky endeavors, bravery, hope, resilience and luck, the family survived the Holocaust. Allan Hall tells his story with grace and detail, holding back nothing. And he ends with a memory of irony and hope._____Holocaust survivor Allan Hall is a retired attorney. He is a docent at the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial, and is available as a speaker, in-person or on Zoom. If you are interested in contacting Allan, please notify Lea at one of her links below.As a gift to you to celebrate our 50th episode, and because Allan Hall wants you to never forget, you can click on this link to read Allan's memoir, "Hidden In Plain Sight."_____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 travel guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast. We drop new episodes every other week, on Tuesdays.
What a fabulous 2021 it's been for Places I Remember!  We've talked with fascinating travelers. We've won awards, and are now heard in 2,000 cities and 101 countries. To celebrate,  we're gifting you with a sampling of our favorite tales, stories and memories, so generously offered this past year.  Here goes:Heidi Sarna, author of Secret Singapore, tells of a discovery there in Ep. 39. In Ep. 2, Millie Ball, former travel editor and Mardi Gras queen, recalls a sweet New Orleans memory.In Ep. 40,  Donna Sandstrom, founder of The Whale Trail, tells a  of an Orca named Springer.  Jason Flesher, expedition leader in Antarctica,  explains "being snotted on by a whale" in Ep. 33.  In Ep. 9,  Norwegian travel expert Harald Hansen describes his surprise encounter with polar bears. In Ep. 26, 'American Idol 'and 'So You Think You Can Dance' producer Simon Fuller tells a memory from when he was filming the documentary Serengeti, in Tanzania.  In Ep. 25, Ahmed Taumi, a top Moroccan guide, talks of of a request we won’t forget.  And we talk of Assisi Italy with author  Lori Erickson, in Ep. 30.In Ep. 21, mountaineer/author Jim Davidson, remembers summiting Everest. In Ep. 20, actor Stephen Bishop has a reality check in the Dominican  Republic and South Africa, traveling as a person of color. Travel memories from my much-traveled family: Granddaughter Sabrina remembers being on the border of Israel and Syria, in Ep. 23. Younger son Cary, a history buff and professor, offers a profound take about the WW1 and WW2 battlefields of Belgium and France, in  Ep. 18. In Ep. 15, son Randall, chief content officer of Forbes media, remembers meeting the aged fisherman from Hemingway’s novella, The Old Man and the Sea, in Cuba. In Ep. 25, Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die.  describes a special person: a story I especially love. Karen Misuraca, author of Secret Sonoma, tells of a mammoth surprise in Northern California wine country, in Ep. 47.  In Ep. 36, Patrice Henry remembers deep-diving women in Korea.In  Ep. 16, Midgie Moore, co-author of 100 Things to Do in Alaska Before You Die, describes the magic when she first saw the Northern Lights in Alaska. And still looking up, Anne Born describes the Milky Way seen from Northern Spain, in Ep. 4.Food makes memories. Financial guru Jean Chatzky, formerly of NBC’s Today show,  shares a special meal with us in Ep. 38.  Patti Eshai, TikTok’s popular “Duchess of Decorum” tells of a meal tradition in her homeland of Iran in Ep. 46. In Ep. 42, Deanne Burch, author of Journey Through Fire and Ice, shares  unusual meals  in a remote Arctic village.  Drinks can also stir memories. The first concoction is from Beverly Hills tourism director Karen Wagner in Ep. 16. The other, the strangest I have ever heard, is from Canadian CEO of Tours By Locals, Paul Melhus, in Ep. 46.And we end with a gorgeous Irish ballad straight from Dublin, from singer Joe Kearns, sung just for us in Ep. 7, to celebrate our wondrous year around the world. Even if we never left home, we were able to experience travel through memory._____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and written nine books, including Places I Remember.
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