Adventures in Luxury Travel

A program designed to inspire experienced travelers who want to immerse themselves in the true culture of a place and who crave something more authentic and impactful from their vacations.

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Do you love having insider information when you travel – knowing the hidden gems and most authentic hotels?
Do you love splurging on over the top experiences when they are absolutely worth it?
When you go places do you enjoy staying active and exploring beyond the tourist areas?
Do you believe experiences are more valuable than things?

 

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Watch our latest episodes below or listen on Apple podcasts or Google.  Click on the episode name to see the show notes.

Chile

Podcast conversation with Sarah Ranfone. Sarah lives in Santiago and has a lot of knowledge about Chile and particularly the areas surrounding the Tierra hotels in Atacama, Patagonia, and Chile. Chile is an amazing destination to explore,...

Turks & Caicos

Conversation podcast with Val Kalliecharan. Val and I covered the T&C – from Provo to the outer cays. He clued us in on where the cruise ships come in (and how to avoid the crowds), how the islands differ, and many of his favorite...

Spain

Podcast conversation with Nigel Hack. As expected, Nigel and I couldn’t possibly squeeze everything we wanted to talk about into the show. And similarly if you have just a week in Spain, you can’t fit in everything. My best recommendation...

Ecuador

Podcast conversation with Santiago Martinez. The Galapagos Islands are a magical place on the top of many travelers' bucket lists. Today Santiago and I talked about this incredible destination and the many other worthy places to visit in...

Bhutan

Podcast conversation with Rishi Sarma. Main areas Western Bhutan – Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Paro Central Bhutan – Bumthang Eastern Bhutan – OTBP, multi-day white water rafting/camping, visiting with nomadic yak herders Experiences in...

Turkey

Podcast conversation with Karen Fedorko. Karen is a wealth of information on Turkish history, culture, lifestyle, gulets, and adventures. She shared her breadth of expertise with us as we traversed the country from Istanbul to Cappadocia...

Egypt

Podcast conversation with Amr Badr. Amr is a wealth of information on Egypt. From knowing the hotel rooms with the best views, to how to navigate the culture, to access to fascinating people and places. We had a great conversation about...

France

Podcast conversation with Jennifer Virgilio. Today Jennifer transported us to France. With so many amazing ideas, hopefully after watching you will dream of eating croissants at a Parisian sidewalk café or looking out at the Cote d’Azur...

Morocco

Podcast conversation with Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui Hicham and I take you on a tour of Morocco - from the beautiful beaches to the vast deserts to the souks of Marrakech and Fez.  Hicham starts us off with a bit of a Morocco 101 and explains...

Luxury RVs

Podcast conversation with Mike Bloomquist. Mike shared so much helpful information to demystify what renting an RV entails. We talked about the reasons people rent RVs – from college visits to National Park tours to sporting events to...

Northern Italy

Podcast conversation with Andrea Grisdale Andrea and I squeezed in as much as possible to 50+ minutes. That is a hard task when it comes to Italy, even though we confined ourselves to just the north. We didn’t even touch on everything I...

Israel

Podcast conversation with Beth Spack. Israel is a dynamic, diverse country – with a complicated history and a complicated present. Beth, born in the US and a resident of Israel for the last 30 years, has a breadth and depth of knowledge...

Iceland

Podcast conversation with Kristín Björnsdóttir. Iceland is stunning – whether you are in Reykjavík, Seydisfjordur (one of Iceland’s most charming towns), the coast, the glaciers, the islands, or the national parks. Often Americans plan a...

Croatia

Podcast conversation with Dolores Jakoliš. Dolores and I had such a great time talking about Croatia - all of the incredible experiences, historic cities and beautiful hotels.  We bring you to the big cities, the...

Taste of Spain & Portugal

A podcast conversation with Carlos Quereda. Two beautiful properties in Portugal and three in Spain – all family owned and each unique. Carlos and I talked about the highlights of each property and the fun things you can do nearby....

Scotland & Whisky

Podcast conversation with Russell Murray. Russell and I originally met the PURE Life Experiences conference. PURE is one of my favorite conferences because the focus is luxury and experiential, the vibe is fun and a bit funky and the...

Family Sabbaticals

Podcast conversation with Charlie Wheelan. Charlie is an amazing storyteller. During our conversation, he added extra color to many of the stories in his book about his family’s gap year around the world. It’s worth noting this is not his...

Greece

Podcast conversation with Eva Saringala, Eclectic Greece. I knew before our show started today that likely this would be my longest show to date. I just didn’t know how long. We finished in 1 hour 22 minutes! Eva and I love to talk about...

Adare and Southern Ireland

Podcast conversation with Gillian Griffin, Adare Manor. Southwest Ireland is lush and green with gorgeous seaside cliffs, fresh seafood, friendly people, world renowned golf courses, beautiful hikes and several historic hotels. One very...

Peru

Podcast conversation with Nicolas Ramirez, Tanit Trails. Peru is a perfect destination for active and adventurous travelers, foodies, people who want to immerse themselves in a warm, welcoming culture and lovers of history, archeological...

Antarctica

Podcast conversation with Jen Martin and Lesa Bain of Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions. We all had fun talking about what it's like to go on an Antarctic expedition. For many people, they save it as their last continent, but if...

New Zealand

Podcast conversation with Sarah Farag from Southern Crossings. Enjoy the highlights below and then watch the show or listen to the podcast. Sarah and I were smiling and laughing through our entire conversation on NZ!  How could we not?...

Royal Portfolio hotels in South Africa

  Podcast conversation with Wes DuPlessis from the Royal Portfolio hotels. Enjoy the highlights below and then watch the show or listen to the podcast. I so enjoyed my talk with Wes about his four iconic destinations in South Africa....

Alaska

Podcast conversation with Marty Behr, Abercrombie & Kent USA. Thank you Marty - your insights on all things Alaska are invaluable. Enjoy the highlights below and then watch the show or listen to the podcast. The luxury in Alaska is...

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