Travel Radio Podcast

Travel Radio Podcast

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 Whether you are a travel professional or professional traveler Travel Radio Podcast will introduce you to places and people worth investing your time and resources in. Travel Radio Podcast started as a way for Megan to tell her travel agent friend’s remarkable stories. It has evolved to become a research tool for agents and travelers alike seeking new destinations or niches of travel. Guests are incredibly interesting persons from inside the tourism sector and tandem industries. Subscribe to Travel Radio Podcast on your favorite podcast player.

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Recent Podcasts from Travel Radio Podcast

Thankful For The Good in 2020 | Travmarket Media Network Message
November 26th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

We have so much to be thankful for in 2020.  This episode is heartfelt and personal thankful messages from a majority of the hosts on the Travmarket Media Network of podcasts.   Let us also thank you for listening.  We hope you are safe and at least in communications with your…
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Epic Girls Getaways For The Return of Travel
November 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:37

M: Welcome Quiana Thomas would you please take a moment to introduce yourself? Q: Thanks for having me Megan.  I run my own independent home based travel company called Girls Getaway 360 Vacations and I started a new company called Travel Agent Tees which is an apparel and accessories company catered…
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Blind Review with Kevin Lowe
November 19th, 2020 | Length 00:41:14

Megan: Hello and welcome to Travel Radio Podcast.  Today I am privilege to have Kevin Lowe on the podcast for the first time.  Kevin will you take a moment to introduce yourself? Kevin: Absolutely. I'm the owner of Better Days Travel where I get to help make people's dreams come true…
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Adventure Cruising! Where Can I Go? Britton Frost
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:35:29

M: Hello and welcome! Britton would you take a minute to introduce yourself? B: I'm Britton Frost of Avid Cruiser and River Cruise Advisor, and host of Avid Travel With Britton Frost on TravMarketMedia.  M: Do you have the best job in the world? B: I certainly think so.  M: How many cruises have…
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The Wellness of Travel | Tips To Healthier Travel with Edyta Satchell
November 5th, 2020 | Length 00:35:16

M: Hello and welcome, Edyta would you please take a moment to introduce yourself? E: It’s so wonderful to be here with you Megan. I help people who travel for business or leisure to be  travel ready, to be healthy, look and feel their very best before, during and after travel…
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Travel Lab - 10:29:20, 10.23 AM
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:28:54

By our powers combined we are nine!  Today I have the privilege of welcoming Nikita Brown, host of The Travel Lab to Travel Radio Podcast.  Nikita's podcast and expertise are heartily welcomed.  The Travel Lab will focus on uncomplicating social media for Travel Agents.  I selfishly and excited to…
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Introducing The Travel Lab with Nikita Brown of Travel Agent Collective
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:28:54

By our powers combined we are nine!  Today I have the privilege of welcoming Nikita Brown, host of The Travel Lab to Travel Radio Podcast.  Nikita's podcast and expertise are heartily welcomed.  The Travel Lab will focus on uncomplicating social media for Travel Agents.  I selfishly and excited to…
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Recorded Phone Call | Travel Hesitation and Travel Motivation
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:29:21

This is not the phone call I thought we were going to have.  I am way more on the, "We are all gonna die" side of Corona Virus mentality than Richard is.  I thought he was sheltering in his Hobbit Hole as much as our family it.  He's not!  This…
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Live From The Dominican Republic - Resort Life Now
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:19:55

Matty K has been a guest on the podcast previously talking about one of his specialties Poland!  Today he surprised me by asking if I wanted to record live from The Hyatt Zlara.  Heck Yes I did.  I hope more of you call me on location to record. You will observe…
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English Royalty Theme on British Travel, England, United Kingdom
October 2nd, 2020 | Length 00:38:48

The United Kingdom may be similar in size to a singular US State but don't be fooled!  There is a lot of ground to cover and thought public transportation is very good you could spend your entire trip commuting. Let's set realistic expectations.   Map of Official Royal Palaces in…
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Edinburgh on the Fringe, Scotland Off the Beaten Path!
September 25th, 2020 | Length 00:41:40

Let's get hunting!  Travel differently with this list of experiences outside of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Told through the eyes and extensive exploration of David Weinczok, you will be captivated and googling (just click the links below) the places mentioned.  Most of the locations mentioned are dog friendly - so bring the…
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Fall In Love With Egypt | Nigel Hetherington | Past Preservers
September 17th, 2020 | Length 01:03:36

World class archeologist and Egyptologist, Nigel Hetherington, is today's guest!  This episode on Egypt is long but it will remind you, the travel agent, why you fell in love with this industry.  It will make you, the traveler, excited to meet the people of Egypt and invest your monies in…
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Melia Orlando Resort Review w/ Therese Chu Bermudez
September 12th, 2020 | Length 00:18:52

It is the new era of road trips and Florida is attracting vacationers unable to fulfill their international trips and desperate to escape the routines of working from home.  One of Florida's not-so-hidden attractions is Disney World.  It's family friendliness and sunny year round weather will keep it on the…
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Unlocking Ireland with Tour Guide Cathy Whelan
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:46:03

CONTACT: Cathy Whelan Independent Tour Guide Cathy on Tours By Locals Cathy on ITGA   Everyone needs a friend on the ground and your friend in Ireland is Cathy Whelan.  My relationship with Cathy began when I interviewed another guest of mine,…
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Megan Chapa: Meet the Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:10:47

Megan Chapa, host of Travel Radio Podcast, talks about the makings of her life in the travel industry, the formation of Travel Radio Podcast and the eventual beginnings of the Travmarket Media Podcast Network.…
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Puglia, Italy Seaside By Bicycle w/ Mr. and Mrs. Italy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:17

Debra and David Levinson set out on their dream vacation and it didn't disappoint.  It was so  amazing they decided the next year they would bring their children for an entire month.  In the age of pre-internet reviews, the Levinsons rented what appeared to be their Italian dream villa.  On…
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New Jersey To Wyoming | Cultivating A Love Of Travel Along The Way
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:48

New Jersey To Wyoming | Cultivating a Love of Travel Housekeeping: (Megan speaking) I will am moving transatlantic from England to Virginia. Many of my previous guests have graciously hosted episodes of Travel Radio Podcast in my absence. I will be back mid August with some EXCITING NEWS. Thank you…
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Vienna: Christmas Market Planning For Families
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:26

Now is the Time To Plan Your Vienna Christmas Market Vacation NOTE: This is Megan writing a few insights on this episode for visiting Vienna, Austria over the Christmas Market season. Firstly, the activity links provided are for the do-it-yourselfers. In a time of tourist attractions running well under capacity you…
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Boston: Day Trips In And Around
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:42

Boston Road Trips And New England Day Trips Joan and Martin McEntee of Trailblazertours.com join me on the podcast and YouTube channel to plot out four amazing routes to road trip this summer and fall. A point of comedy is that they are clearly from the UK and recording from…
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Napa Valley, St. Helena's Boutique Vineyards & Hidden Gems w/ Lisa Redmon of Redmon Wines
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:47

Note from Megan Chapa: Today is the first of an exciting series of guest hosted episodes you will get to experience. My past guests have volunteered to create content for me so that I can make a transatlantic move this late summer/early fall. Content will focus on…
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Sandals Resorts: How To Choose The Right Sandals All-inclusive Resort For You
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:05

Sandals Resorts: How To Choose The Right One! Enter Valerie's Sandal's Resorts, Red Lane Spa Product, Give Away! Click Here. As you will be able to tell from this interview, Valerie Gossett, and I are BIG FANS of the Sandals family of properties. We also know that looking at…
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Douro Valley: Oporto & Northern Portugal Wine Regions Private Tours
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:31

Wine Tourism in Oporto and Northern Portugal, the Douro Valley Confession Time: There is always Portuguese wine on our table with dinner! It is also sometimes in our glasses other times of the day too! Portuguese wines are one of the greatest discoveries my husband and I learned…
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Krakow, Poland: Beauty, Value and Vodka! Must Dos And Local Attractions
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:08

Title: Poland, Start in Krakow, Must Dos And Local Attractions Guest Matty Kondrup (Matty K), shares why Krakow, Poland has captured a piece of his traveling heart. Shortly before the start of WWII Matty's grandparents fled Poland to the safety of America. His grandmother then joined the US Army,…
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Jamaica Now! New Laws, Hotels, Decriminalized Cannabis and More.
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:58

What's New In Jamaica? The short answer is SO MUCH is new in Jamaica! Thankfully, I was able to get Irene Sauger on the program, Vacation Guru and JJG Group (Just Jamaica Group). Irene, gives us updates on the boring stuff in Jamaica, i.e. bans on plastics,…
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River Cruising In a Post Covid-19 World with Pam Jarvis of Distinctive Voyages
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:00

Watch the video version of this interview with Pam's own River Cruise pictures here: Where can you travel after lock downs lift? What travel bubbles will effect my itinerary? Where can I go in Europe with the new regulations? Why might a river cruise be a safer choice for…
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Travel To Colombia. Is it Safe? Are there luxury options? Glamping, Beaches, Nightlife, Food and Exploding Games!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:02:14

Travel To Colombia | Safety | Language | Destinations Photo by Flavia Carpio on Unsplash Morning! This is Megan having a moment of out-loud truth. Colombia was never on my radar. My impressions were based on damning news cycles and comedy bits about Colombia from popular sit…
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Surviving to Thriving, Walt Disney's Life | Success After Adversity and GIVEAWAY!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:44:58

Walt Disney survived the Spanish flu, WWI, the Great Depression and WWII. His life and determination to triumph in the face of adversity is a lesson for all of us today in 2020. For those of you in the travel industry, keep your chins up. This is…
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#traveldreaming Travel Industry Mix Tape and other destination jams...
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:09:08

Mix Tape For The Travel Industry ...and other destination based jams. Good hedgerows make for good neighbors... or so the expression goes. I would argue that it should be, "Good hedgerows make good neighbors but music has no bounds." This is what I found out a few weeks ago working…
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Mongolia? Antarctica? Planning The Exceptional Sabbatical
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:45

Mongolia? Antarctica? Planning The Exception Sabbatical Planning an exception sabbatical with room to travel, rest, think and brainstorm is a daring game of Tetris. However, it can be done and done to maximize the benefits intended of sabbatical time. Susie Chau, Carpe Diem Traveler, is the master brick stacker…
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Autistic Children: TAKE THEM EVERYWHERE!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:44:18

This episode earns a rating of DD. That is, "Dynamic Duo", "Determined Dames" or simply "Dina and Dee"! These two ladies joined the podcast to offer insights, suggestions and encouragement for persons who travel or want to travel with their autistic children. I hope these ladies are…
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Love Paris Travel Dare!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:00:48

Paris Dare... We Dare YOU Not To Love This City! Consider this your guide to LOVING PARIS! I hope this episode will keep you #traveldreaming! The level of immersion into French culture, cuisine, music, fashion and history packed into this itinerary will blow your mind. You will need to take…
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Nashville: Music Venue Insider Tips
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:18:45

Nashville, Music City Insider Tips! As Director of the Contemporary Music Center in Nashiville, Warren Pettit, knows musicians and venues inside and out. More importantly, he has low tolerance for mediocrity of the same. If you are lucky enough to be selected, for one of just 30 places each…
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Project Chimps | USA ROAD TRIP!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:26

Project Chimps - Not Wild But FREE! Pack up the minivan, this is a USA road trip worthy destination! Make it a multi-day stop with a hike on the Appalachian Trail (southern most trailhead is close by) and a stop at the largest Big Foot Museum in the USA. I asked…
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Aloha From Quarantine! Cruise Ship to Military Base
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:57

The Spirit of Aloha in Quarantine... (NOTE: This is information from an interview with Brian and Rowena Vasquez's first hand account. Medical advise and references for Coronavirus related matters should be derived from the WHO or CDC.) Brian and Rowena Vasquez, ambassadors of Aloha for Princess Cruise…
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Playa Please: Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Resort Reviews
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:29

In the Playa (brand) ... Family Of Resorts! Dominican Republic, Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts You know you want to visit the Dominican Republic. The blue waters and sugary sand are calling your name... BUT, GOSH DARN IT! Too Many Choices How do you sort through all the all-inclusive properties!?…
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Coronavirus News Resources
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:13:59

Coronavirus is a nightmare for the travel industry as the restrictions on travelers gets tighter and tighter. I've been fielding questions about where to travel, when it will be safe to travel and more. As a travel professional I consume a lot of programming on the Coronavirus. …
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"A" Is For Awesome African Adventure On A Luxury Kenyan Safari
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:08:10

Take A Luxury Safari In Kenya You keep saying that Africa is on your list. Don't hesitate because of the creature comforts you think you'll miss. There are plenty of comfortable and even luxurious ways to see African. Listen to this interview with Matthew Wahlgren about his recent…
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Plan A Disney Cruise w Michelle Tatum
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:31

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…
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Language Immersion: Take a Language or Cultural Retreat!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:36

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…
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Canary Islands: Oh Madeira, Oh Madeira, Oh Madeira, Are You Wine?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:07:06

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…
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BRAND SPANKIN' NEW, NORWEGIAN ENCORE
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:55

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…
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SINGLES WORLD CRUISE!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:52

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…
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Alaska: Cruising Past Icebergs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:55

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…
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MARK MURPHY: travFACTS.org, Brexit What the Hexit and U.S. Tourism
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:33

Mark Murphy on travFACTS.org, 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. …
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Game of Thrones: Red Wedding, Black Dinner and Giants OH MY!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:11

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…
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Great Scott! Game of Thrones Travel w/ David Weinczok
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:50:06

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…
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Katherine Parker-Magyar: New Destinations For Experienced Travelers!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:30:22

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…
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Australia Travel Tips with Cloe Jager
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:45:16

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…
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Flying Virgin Atlantic Airlines For The First Time
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:12

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…
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Ukulele Lovers Cruise to Alaska 2020
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:58

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…
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Perfect Paths For Catholic Pilgrims!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:48:02

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…
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Aha! Wild Child Travel Planning w/ Joe Sanok, Practice of The Practice
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:59:13

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".…
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Luxury Travel For Young Professionals With Joni Wu
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:59

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…
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Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp with Expedition Guide Karl Nessler
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:48:38

Mt. Everest Base Camp, A Surprisingly Achievable Bucket List Expedition From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight After interviewing Karl Nessler (bio 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…
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Single Travelers Resolve to Travel More in 2019!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:18

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…
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Happy New Year! Visit Windsor Castle, BauBax Travel Jacket and Fuji Instax Mini 9!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:06

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…
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Merry Christmas: Nazareth to Bethlehem Nativity Pilgrimage with Judy Yirsa
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:17

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…
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REVIEW: Sandals Royal Barbados with Kelley Wright
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:23

REVIEW: Sandals Royal Barbados Kelley Wright, frequent Sandals patron and returning Travel Radio guest talks in detail about her expereince at Sandals Royal Barbados. Episode Includes: Commute from Staten Island Airport Transfers Food options Dining with dietary restrictions Beach Nightlife Snorkel Scuba Bar scene Red Land Spa What do Butlers do? Caves and Critters Excursion More...! Enjoy!Special Guest: Kelley Wright.Links:
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Disney Holiday Insights, Mickey Turns 90, Walt Disney's Birthday and Star Wars in coming to Disney 2019!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:07

It all started with a mouse...or was it a rabbit!? Jeff Barnes teaches the only accredited college course on Walt Disney and is a fantastic resource for travelers headed to the parks! Show Topics: Who was Walt Disney's favorite President and why is he signicant to Thanksgiving? Why is Jeff wiritng…
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Responsible Travel - Be A Good Guest with Matthew Wahlgren!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:40

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle This quote would be even better if it said, "Leave the place better than you found it." We all travel for a purpose. Let's all travel WITH PURPOSE! On this episode we explore VERY EASY things you can do…
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Apulia, Visiting Puglia Italy with Sharon Oldham
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:25

Apulia or Puglia Italy Welcome to the boot of Italy where the olives are amazing, the wines are smooth and the water in FINE! Influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Arab and more this region is a site to see! Do you want a beach stay or a farm stay? …
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European Bike and Barge Tours With Stephanie Scott
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:55

Meander Through the Magical Mosel Valley Bike and Boat Tour from Cochem, Germany – Metz, France 8 days / 7 nights August 17-24, 2019 Fine vines and wines, rich history, and old world charm in Germany, France and Luxembourg This bike and boat tour will journey through the splendid countryside of the Mosel River…
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Flying Iceland Air
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:43

Flying Iceland Air Into Reykjavík I've been asked many times what it is like to fly on Iceland Air. So, for a recent trip to the United States I opted to fly Iceland Air purposely. In this episode you will find the nuts, bolts and Ramen of the situation.…
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Polar Bears in Churchill, Shady Tour Guides and Abandoned Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:57

Polar Bears and Exploring Abandoned Mining Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee Would you pet a Polar Bear? Would you fly to an abandoned mining town in Alaska just to poke around? If yes, this is the episode for you! Cold weather lovers, feast your ears and…
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Carnival Cruise Line, VP, Mike Julius Explains Why Carnival is America's Cruise Line!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:34

...WAIT FOR IT! Keep listening... Carnival offers an awesome "Vacation Gaurantee"! Mike explains how Carnival is invested in you taking your first cruise on one of their gorgeous ships. It's pretty enticing, CRUISE VIRGINS get ready - you are about to "Choose to Cruise" Carnival!…
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Three Resorts To Watch for 2019 in Cancun, Mexico
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:44

Cancun and Riviera Maya! Three resorts for three types of travelers... On this episode we talk about: How to get out of the Cancun airport quick! A resort to maximize relaxation with massages, aroma therapy, zen toys and more! A resort for food lover with luxury accomodations in beach cassitas A resort…
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Antigua and Barbuda with Kim Quimby of Double K Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:25

Antigua and Barbuda! How do you say Anitgua anyway? You've probably been making the same mistake Megan makes. Learn the right way and fit in with the locals! Kim Quimby, certified Antigua and Barbuda Specialist, joins the program to talk about this friendly duo. Topics includes, the BEACHES, money,…
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Cunard Queen Mary 2 For First Time Cruisers with Rick and Sue Springer
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:44

First time cruisers, Sue and Rick Springer recap their transatlantic voyage on the Queen Mary 2. The episode covers expectations, dress code, dining, entertainment, embarkation, disembarkation and more. Fun fact, this is Megan's parents - so this episode is a real family funster! Shout out to David…
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Oberammergau with Judy Yirsa of St. Christopher Mission Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:28

Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either. In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to…
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Royal Princess British Isles 12 Day Cruise Recap
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:52:43

12 DAYS, 9 PORTS, 2 KIDS, A LOT OF TRAVEL GOODNESS AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SLEEP! Megan Welcomes back Orya, Joey and Joe to share about life on the Royal Princess sailng a 12 night British Isles Cruise Itinerary. Podcast Format: The kids talk for a short time on their…
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Ukulele Cruise on Ruby Princess with Hawaiian Ambassadors Brian and Rowena Vasquez
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:38

Earlier this year, Chuck, cruised to Hawaii, where he took Ukulele lessons aboard his Princess ship. He purchased a ukulele on the ship and hasn't put it down since. Now, along with his original instructors, Brian and Rowen Vasquez, they have planned a Ukulele cruise to help players…
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Whiskies of the World River Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:45

As always it is a pleasure to have Matt on the program to talk about his latest combined passions project. Culinary Travel plus luxury river cruising is a fine match in his newest partnership Whiskies of the World River Cruise. Education Food Pairings Exclusive Entertainment NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! June 9-16, 2019 Note:…
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Quilt Cruise Recap with Alpha Daly Majors
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:02

Get crafty with us! Alpha Daly Majors loves to cruise and also quilt. Her favorite quilt shop's owner approached her about taking her clients and their families on a retreat on the high seas. Based on the first cruises success Alpha brough thte group together again and…
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4th of July Episode: Walt Disney, Patriot and Icon of the American Dream
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:16

Dr. Disneyland is back to talk about Walt Disney and his patriotism. It is a priviledge to discuss it with Dr. Jeff Barnes on this episodes. Millions of people visit Disney Parks each year and experience Walt's American Dream. Walt loved his country and took full advantage…
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Part 2 Amazon River Cruise with Matthew Wahlgren
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:41

Part one featured a three day trip recap exploring Machu Picchu. Part two is even more exciting, a little wild and of course culinarily adventurous as only Matthew Wahlgren can do. What animals will you see? What is "bush meat"? What snake will you annoy? How do you know…
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Part 1: Machu Picchu Three Day Trip Prior To Amazon River Cruise with Matthew Wahlgren
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:45

Matthew Wahlgren is the perfect guest for this weeks episode because the podcast turned ONE and Matt was my first guest! Happy Birthday Travel Radio (yippee!) and thank you all my guests! Matt recently returned from a three day pre-cruise trip to Pachu Picchu and a River Cruise down…
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Visit Scotland's Castles with David Weinczok AKA The Castle Hunter
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:55:56

"Let's GEEK Out!" I've never had a guest start a podcast like this. But, I now know what this means to a Scottish Castle Historian. It means, dive in and don't forget a detail! So, now, join me in "geeking out" with a bright young historian on…
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Suzie Schwartz: Portable Careers in Tourism & New Book
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:01

I discovered Suzie Schwartz's career history in the tourism industry through he new book, co-authored with her husband, Gen. Norty Schwartz. On this podcast we connect travelers to travel professionals and Suzie is a former rock star at Hyatt and Hilton hoteliers. I often get emails from listeners…
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Sicily Italy Custom Tour Recap For Ciao Bella Getaway Club with Sharon Oldham
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:20

Sicily, Italy is a history, food and wine lovers dream come true. Sharon Oldham, gives excellent insight and why Sicily is an excellent choice for persons who know Italy well. It offers unique regional cuisine, architecture and more that is yet to be spoilt by the need…
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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship Inspection with Valerie Gossett & Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:24

Valerie and Shari are two lucky gals! They were invited to an inaugural sailing of the Norwegian Bliss. Purpose built for Alaska there are some unique features that gives new life to exploring familiar ports. Topics include: Itineraries/ Destinations Observation Deck Casino Innovations focusing on smoking areas Dining styles and options The…
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Athens, Greece with Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:48

Welcome back Shari Kavalin! Podcast topics include: Athens, Greece Three islands for day trips from Athens City layout Accessibility History Food Wine Itinerary suggestions Shari will rejoin the podcast again shortly. Tomorrow she is invited to explore the brand spanking new Norwegian Bliss! Ship Inspection is happening and we can't wait! Every episode features a new type of travel,…
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OXFORD: Two Day Itineraries For Oxford Universities and City Center
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:23

Megan and Joe talk two day itineraries that can be easily altered to substitute the preferred colleges or museums. The pubs are among our favorites and you will also love them for location and cuisine! To expand you itineraries and for ticketing and tours please contact your trusted…
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Travel Agent Interview is now TRAVEL RADIO
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:07:12

Check out the new name! Introducing Travel Radio! I (Megan Chapa) changed the name because I thought the previous title sounded like it was only for travel industry professionals. In fact, the goal is to pair travelers with travel professionals that offer unique types of travel or have niche…
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South Africa, Peru and Australian RAIL TRAVEL with John McGonigle of GoWay
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:53:18

Join us to talk about luxury travel through some of the most interesting places on earth - South Africa, Peru and Australia! Visit Machu Picchu by train! John McGonigle joins the podcast from GoWay Travel. After listening you will have confidence to travel to these locations knowing…
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Rail Travel with Adam Wyler and John McGonigle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:17

Discover RAIL TRAVEl on refurbished historical rail cars. From coach to ultra luxury these two episodes will get you "land cruising" to new destinations. The episodes contain great detail I didn't want to cut so I broke the recordings into two episodes. This week features Adam Wyler,…
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International Couples Golf Tournaments | Pirates and Wenches Yarrrrr!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:29

Ahoy! Welcome Back Kim and Keith Quimby! The Quimby's were one of the Travel Agent Interview's earliest guests. I am so thankful for their support and to introduce this years Couple's Golf Tournament at Sandals Emerald Bay - Pirates and Wenches! Of, note, this trip has the option to…
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OpenSnow With Joel Gratz Founder & Skiing Meteorologist
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:17

OpenSnow Website OpenSnow Facebook OpenSnow Twitter OpenSnow Instagram This is the first time The Travel Agent Interview features winter travel and this episode is awesome! If you know a skier or snowboarder this App is on their phone! OR, IT SHOULD BE - Seriously, GET…
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Coventry, England, WWII History Buffs Must See and UK City of Culture 2021
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:46

Family Travel Episode to Coventry, England: Ever wonder why Lady Godiva rode her horse naked? Coventry is where that story originated and also where we get the expression "Peeping Tom"! If you visit England please put Coventry on your list. The historical value and beauty of the Cathedral, even it…
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San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show Featuring Travel Professional Academy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:16:59

This episode is being published early in Liu of Monday's episode. As this is time relevant and incredibly interesting Megan thought you wouldn't mind. Enjoy! The San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show is happening SF / Bay Area / February 17 – 18, 2018 Santa Clara Convention Center. …
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The Ultimate Poling Adventure on the High Seas
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:37

This is an active vacation like no other. The Pole Cruise USA makes its debut in November 2018. If you are a pole dancer or want to try out the sport this is a unique way to learn with industry experts. Instructors include US Champions to coach…
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The Hunt For Northern Lights Cruise with Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:47

Shari Kavalin is back with her good nature, gift for planning unique itineraries and love of cats. If you have ever wanted to cruise with fellow cat lovers on a Celebrity Cruise Line out of Florida... OR... Hunt down the Northern Lights on an adults only, brand new, ultra…
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Family Travel: 72 Hours In Brighton, England, UK with Children
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:01

Megan, Joe, Orya and for the first time Joey, the two year old, lay out a 72 visit for families in Brighton. This is a great walkable, or busable destination for families even in the winter! Game plan: Day 1 arrive afternoon at the beach and pier Day 2 Brighton…
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Aruba with Rose Forest ACE
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:56

Rose Forest missed her calling she should have been in the travel industry from DAY ONE. Once Rose visited Aruba she was hooked! Attaining her ACE credentials she plans Aruba vacations for her clients with ease. The interview covers: Aruba's many beaches and their characteristics nature based excursions water…
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Mental Health Benefits of Travel with John Dennis
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:05

John Dennis, LPC, NCC, ACS joins Megan to talk about the mental health benefits travel can produce. This episode is a therapy session you want to hear again and again. Its also a great exposure to a licensed counselor that has a popular mental health blog and soon…
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Jim Cloonan on Travel Professional Training Events
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:06

You should be using a travel agent and using one with professional training. [Enter]Jim Cloonan, owner of Travel Show Marketing Group. Midweek Special Episode - oooh la la! This episode is an interview with Jim to detail the types of training available to travel professionals at TSMG Conferences and why its so important…
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Wine Maker's Cruise 2018 and Bonus Nevis Material with Keith and Martha Powell
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:47

Two of my favorite guests Keith and Martha Powell return to talk about all of their wine and craft beer experiences offered for 2018. These include the 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker's Cruise with Holland America Cruise Line, 2018 River Cruise on AMA Waterways (sold out), a Nevis Tourism…
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Christmas 2017 Podcast and 2018 Preview
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:10:39

Final episode of 2017 quick holiday message, funny Christmas stories, 2018 preview and safety tip for American's traveling abroad (STEP Program). Please accept my apologies for slight departure in sound quality. Those are the breaks when you record from a beach front balacony...😉Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.Links:
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Love Learning Languages with Kerstin Cable or Creative Language Learning Podcast
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:46

Language skills will enhance your travel experience and immerse you into the culture of your destination country before you even set foot in country. Do you have a year, six months or less before departure? Listen in for tips to learning your target language and to have FUN…
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Visit Nevis, Birth Place of Hamilton and Island Gem with Denora Willams!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:15

The episode starts with weird Christmas traditions, include pickle trees and a character only idolized by Dwight Schrute. Denora then tells us about Boutique Hotels, Foodie paradise, the birth place of Alexander Hamilton and more. From beaches to mountains Nevis is a fantastic place to explore. Want…
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Special Episode: Dr. Disneyland Best Selling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:11

BOOK GIVEAWAY: ENTER HERE Amazon Bestselling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes visits the Travel Agent Interview to talk leadership and life lessons using an example from the tourism industry, Walt Disney (perfect)! Megan and Jeff cuss and discuss Jeff's background, including his U.S. History course on the History of Disneyland. …
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Catholic Pilgrimage For Families with Judy Yirsa
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:34

Megan and Judy catch listeners up on the latest with Judy's baby life. They baby has arrived (see photo below)! The girls move on to a crazy article on cruise passengers staging a mutiny over not being allowed to dock in a port with confirmed cases of the PLAGUE…
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The World Is Open and All Things Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:41

Shari's husband is a lucky man but so are her clients! She is in a committed relationship with them too! Shari's insight on visiting hurricane damaged destinations is refreshing. She also talks visiting Mexico and reminds us that in so many ways travel is a catalyst for…
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Devon, U.K. Jurassic Coast on a Family Travel Log Special Edition
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:08

Megan is joined by the family for a fun run down on their quick trip to Dawlish and Lyme Regis. The episode includes, beaches, seashells, commute, a side trip to Castle Combe, and actually finding fossils! Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.Links:The…
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Jamaica for Every Vacation with Irene Sauger - Mon!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:03

Irene talks Mobile Passport as this weeks tech minute. A "must have" additional to anyones travel apps. It's like a fast pass for customs! Get it! Megan and Irene talk about Irene's journey to becoming a travel professional. It put her on the path to LOVING Jamaica…
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Costa Rica with Marshall O'Hearn!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:15

In this Ecotourism, Costa Rica audio adventure Marshall starts things off talking about a bug repellent product easy to use for kids and easy to find on-line (link to Amazon below). Then Megan and Marshall talk about how his love for Costa Rica began during a semester exchange program.…
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Dubai, India and the Exotics with Margie Jordan
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:45

India, Dubai and Africa - OH MY! This is an episode for the daring adventurer! Margie starts us on her journey to finding her beloved profession as a travel planner. Then she starts us in Dubai and ends us in India. Your bucket list for travel…
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt River Museum for Kids
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:38

Oxford is known for educating the worlds best and brightest (don't hate Ivy League, I read it in a report..) and everything tediously preserved by historians. Though this is true, you can still keep your littles busy here! Today's episode features a nice half day to the Oxford…
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Amazon River Cruise Updates and How You Can Become a Travel Professional
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:13

Matthew Wahlgren returns to talk about the Amazon River Cruise, a new video recording with the tour provider that is available and cabin inventory. The tech minute features Matt's partner's blog jason.matt.travel that chronicles their culinary adventures traveling. If you haven't listened to episode one you need to!…
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Week Kelley Pearson Talks Her Favorite All-Inclusives!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:24

Good news - prior to this episode airing all if the "Wish List" items Kelley's adopted hurricane family's need have been met. The community has really rallied and done amazing things. Thank you from all of us! This week we swap the gadget minute to talk about ways to…
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Hawaii with Guest Michelle Tatum
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:51

Let's talk about what to do with that wet suit when you swim until take off! Stash it in a wet bag. Links in the show notes. Michelle talks about her desire to make a client's family time and vacation dollars go far and be well invested.…
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Diverted: Live From Royal Caribbean Oasis of The Seas with Valerie Gossett
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:51

Megan has the privilege to speak with Valerie Gossett for a coincidental second week in a row while she is on board the Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship. Valerie is calling it the cruise that never ends! RCI is really showing their class in…
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Large Group Travel with Valerie Gossett
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:14

Back to the shows regular format! This weeks guest is large group specialist Valerie Gossett. Don't want to deal with the family? Can't handle hearing about the kennel fees for Aunt Myrtle's cats? Turn your woes to Valerie. She loves the fury friends and Aunt Myrtle too!…
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Part 4 Queen Mary 2 - Disembarkation, Lost Luggage and Kid Commentary
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:06

This is the last episode of the Queen Mary 2 mini series on sailing successfully with children in tow. Megan and Joe talk about favorite travel activity books for kids by Kumon. The Chapa family talks about family favorites, a secret elevator and fun traditions to bring along.…
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Part 3 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Dining Options
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:36

The tech minute takes a break and we discuss an amazing charity for combat wounded veterans, the Colorado Wounded Vet Run, www.CWVR.org and nationwide, www.theyfoughtwerun.com . Shout out to Brianna and Hillary. Thanks for the feedback and for tuning in. We miss you guys! …
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Part Two of Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Attire and Entertainment
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:04

This is episode two of a four part series on a translatlantic crossing on this Queen Mary 2. The first episode featured embarkation from NYC and the children's programming. On this podcast Megan and Joe talk about the dress code and entertainment. Also in the show Megan thanks Bright…
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Part 1 Queen Mary 2 Sailing With Kids
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:53

For the first time Megan talks about one of her specialties, travel within the UK. Adding to the "first times" on the podcast, she is joined by her hunky hubby Joe. (This is Megan writing, my husband is as good looking as he is well spoken... ;o ) This…
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Travel Radio Podcast

Megan Chapa

Megan Chapa


Megan Chapa Bio
Most good stories begin by happy accident - or in this chase, managed chaos.  Working in the travel industry happily joined Megan Chapa’s nomadic life as a military spouse and professional training planning large events.  Megan began as an independent contractor travel professional in 2014 while living in…

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