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Award-winning travel writer Lea Lane shares travel memories and travel tips with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world. She has traveled to over 100 countries. Is the author of nine books, a blogger at forbes.com, and contributor to dozens of guidebooks. Smart. Fun!

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Award-winning travel writer Lea Lane shares travel memories and travel tips with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world. She has traveled to over 100 countries. Is the author of nine books, a blogger at forbes.com, and contributor to dozens of guidebooks. Smart. Fun!

Twitter:

@lealane

Language:

English

Contact:

917-536-8043


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Bucket-List Travel: Must-Sees In U.S. States

6/4/2024
Send us a Text Message. We travel through America's heartland, as Jessica Laughlin, creator of The 50 States Bucket List, shares her pen and ink explorations of fascinating locales. A sampling: tales of land grabs and resilience in Oklahoma, surprises of Arizona, the architectural splendors of Indiana, and the cinematic landscapes of Utah's national parks. Places and experiences that define the American spirit. Uncover the whimsy of Nebraska's Car Henge, and marvel at Nevada's scenic mountain and desert. Learn about the monumental Crazy Horse project in South Dakota and the prehistoric wonders there, while Florida's historic St. Augustine and driveable Daytona Beach offer a taste of the Sunshine State's eclectic charm. Kentucky has the Derby. New Mexico, the desert. And we end with a special memory, as always. Whether you're hitting the road or simply indulging your curiosity, our journey across many of the 50 states promises inspiration and revelations. _____ Jessica Laughlin is an artist, graphic designer, photographer -- and illustrator and author of The 50 States Bucket List: The Ultimate Journal for a Journey Across America. She enjoys road trips, exploring the country, and creating art. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year'). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has dropped over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Travel vlogs of featured podcasts-- with video and graphics -- now drop on YouTube on the 15th of every month! Please subscribe, like, and comment. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane

Duration:00:19:09

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'Kind Travel,' 'Balanced Travel': Journeying With Purpose

5/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Embark on a profound journey with Andres Adasme of Kind Human and Amanda Burk of Balanced Travel, as we discuss the essence of 'rooting travel' and balanced tourism. Discover how you can forge connections with ancient cultures, and contribute to a sustainable global community. Andres explains traveling with purpose, where each itinerary is crafted to educate the heart and nourish the soul through hands-on experiences with remote communities in the Andes. Amanda then shares her expertise on marrying adventure with social responsibility, offering practical advice wherever your wanderlust takes you. This episode is a compass pointing toward kindness and enrichment, with memories from a ceremony in Peru to a majestic glacier, to a life-changing family trip in Germany. Andres and Amanda honor local cultures and the environment, in an episode that helps transform not just your travel plans, but your world perspective. _____ Andres Adasme is the founder and expedition leader of Kind Human, one-of- a-kind immersions in the ancient world.andres@kindhumantravel.com ** Amanda Burk is the creator of Balanced Travel, a digital community that encourages mindful travel experiences that go beyond tourism. Focus is on integration through local cultures, sustainability, and work-life balance. Its collective,The Guild, connects travelers to a global group of travel and hospitality experts. Also Consider Airbnb Experiences, gorunningtours.com, athelink.com, birdingpal.org. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year'). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has produced over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Check them out. Travel vlogs of featured podcasts-- with video and graphics -- now drop on YouTube the 15th of every month! Please follow, rate and review us. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane

Duration:00:25:51

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NYC! The Best Of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island

4/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Randall Lane, Forbes magazine's editor (who also happens to be my son), takes you from the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Our footsteps echo across Manhattan's revitalized South Street Seaport, and ascend the innovative High Line. We wander through the cultural richness of Brooklyn and Queens, sharing stories and insights that capture each borough's uniqueness, from Brooklyn's Coney Island and the Russian-influenced Brighton Beach, to Queens' international food and cultural pleasures. We describe the lush Bronx Botanical Garden and the maritime charm of City Island, enjoying the culinary Italian authenticity of Arthur Avenue. And there's a free ride on the Staten Island ferry! The World Trade Center Memorial reminds us of the city's ability to rise from adversity, through Rand's special final memory. Join us for a journey not just through New York's five boroughs, but through the city that never sleeps, always dreams, and forever stands tall. _____ Randall Lane lives and works in Manhattan. He is Editor of Forbes magazine and Chief Content Officer of Forbes media. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year'). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has produced over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Check them out. Travel videos of each 2024 podcast -- with creative, added graphics -- now drop on YouTube the 15th of every month! Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing us. And leave your travel questions and comments on our YouTube videos— Lea will answer. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane

Duration:00:28:18

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Globetrotting With 'The World's Most Traveled Man'

3/5/2024
Send us a Text Message. What does it take to be 'the world's most traveled man'? Our guest, Harry Mitsidis, founder of NomadMania, reveals how he has visited all 193 sovereign countries as recognized by the United Nations -- many, more than once. Harry paints a vivid picture of his travels, sharing not just the stamp-laden passport but the interactions, deep cultural immersions, and customs that have shaped his journey. His insights and strategies for extensive traveling are lessons for both the novice and seasoned traveler. We discuss favorite and least favorite countries, beauty and unique customs, dangerous situations and lessons learned. And Harry’s closing memory about how a simple act of giving a dollar led to an outpouring of gratitude in a local village will leave you contemplating the value of small gestures. _____ Harry Mitsidis (harry.mitsidis@gmail.com is one of maybe 400 people out of billions, who has traveled to all the countries on earth. He has visited almost all regions globally and is one of three people in the world to have visited every single country twice! Harry has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, Washington Post, and Stuff as the world’s most traveled man, and he can speak 10 languages. A postgraduate of Oxford, he has written two books and is founder of NomadMania. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year'). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has produced over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Check them out. Travel videos of each 2024 podcast -- with creative, added graphics -- now drop on YouTube the 15th of every month! Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing us. And leave your travel questions and comments on our YouTube videos— Lea will answer. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane #solotraveler #frequenttraveler #PlacesIRememberwithLeaLane #HarryMitsidis #Japan #PitcairnIsland #Rwanda #Mountain Gorillas #Namibia #Oman #Yemen #Greece #SouthAfrica #travel #tourism #worldsmosttraveledman #travelpodcast #Indianfood #Nomadmania #CzechRepublic #Pakistan #voluntourism #immersivetravel

Duration:00:29:28

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Croatia: Aegean Islands, Ancient Culture, Natural Wonders, Plus Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split

2/6/2024
Send us a Text Message. Discover Croatia's allures with travel experts Leila Krešić-Jurić and Antonia Urlic, as we traverse the nation's vibrant history and culture. From ancient cities to contemporary charms, we uncover the reasons behind Croatia's soaring popularity. The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, unveils its deep cultural significance and Game of Thrones fame, and a thriving culinary scene. Zagreb offers festive markets, a cathedral that dominates the skyline, and the quirky the Museum of Broken Relationships. Indulge in Zagreb's traditional Strukli, a gastronomic gem best savored within the grandeur of the Hotel Esplanade. From the storied walls of Diocletian's Palace in Split to the cascading beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. And for those seeking a connection with nature, we share personal stories including a mesmerizing encounter with a dolphin off the island of Hvar, in the Adriatic. _____ Leila Krešić-Jurić (leila.kresic.us@croatia.hr) is U.S. director of Tourism for Croatia; Antonia Urlic (antonia.urlic@stories-hotels.com) is head of Stories Hotels. Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year'). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has produced over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Check them out. Travel videos of each 2024 podcast -- with creative, added graphics -- now drop on YouTube the 15th of every month! Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing us. And leave your travel questions and comments on our YouTube videos— Lea will answer. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane

Duration:00:25:36

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South Africa: Cape Town And The Best Road Trips

1/2/2024
Send us a Text Message. Get set for an exhilarating journey through South Africa's most awe-inspiring landscapes, as Andrei Von Ketz, director at Drive South Africa Car Rental Company, takes us on a virtual road trip. We first cover the Cape Town area, from the haunting echoes of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment at Robben Island to the vibrant Victoria & Albert Waterfront, home to the largest museum of contemporary African art. We visit the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, and the District Six Museum, a stark reminder of apartheid's brutal past. This journey culminates at the Cape of Good Hope, the junction of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Then we focus on some of South Africa's best drives, including the renowned Garden Route and offbeat Route 62 through the Karoo region. Andrei, our steadfast guide, recounts his memorable family road trip during the COVID-19 pandemic. So tune in, get inspired, and gear up to hit the open road in South Africa! _____ Andrei Von Ketz, lives in South Africa and is director at Drive South Africa Car Rental Company, and loves to hit the road. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. _____ Our award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, has produced over 100 travel episodes! New podcast episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month, on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you listen. Check them out. Travel videos of each 2024 podcast -- with creative, added graphics -- now drop on YouTube the 15th of every month! Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing us. And leave your travel questions and comments on our YouTube videos— Lea will answer. **************************************** Website: https://placesirememberlealane.com Travel Blog: forbes.com X (Twitter):@lealane Instagram: PlacesIRememberLeaLane Facebook: Places I Remember with Lea Lane YouTube Channel: Places I Remember: Travel Talk with Lea Lane

Duration:00:23:07

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100th Episode (Part 2): Memories From King Tut's Tomb To A Russian Jet Chase

12/19/2023
Send us a Text Message. Part Two of our 100th episode transports you across the globe, to explore memorable adventures, as shared by our remarkable guests: from the rich culture of Guatemala; the allure of Scotland; the intrigue of a hidden Rembrandt during World War II in the Netherlands; to Panamanians, who embrace the elderly. We journey from Ecuador's steam trains and the sandy beaches of the British Virgin Islands to the speed of Shanghai's trains and the tranquility of Tianjin Park, China. We share little-known facts about Jamestown, Virginia, and Madrid. Patricia Schultz, author of A Thousand Places to See Before You Die, shares a special trip to Machu Picchu. Master architect, Tim Peck joins us from Mozambique, there's a heli-skiing trip in Whistler to remember, and a refreshing hike to a waterfall in Dominica. Prepare for a moment in Egypt at King Tut's tomb, a Russian MiG jet chase, a visit to a modern replica of Noah's Ark, and a sacred experience during a massive bird migration. This two-part 100th episode is about more than just sharing incredible stories; it's a testament to the transformative power of travel, and the memories we create along the way. _____ Suggestion: Take down the episode numbers of any of the tales you especially enjoy, to hear the full stories. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:44:33

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100th Episode! (Part One): Best Travel Memories From Places I Remember

12/5/2023
Send us a Text Message. We're celebrating our 100th episode with a two-part series! We've handpicked favorites from past guests, in this double-sized episode with tales from every corner of the globe. Guest's travel memories include: an encounter on the pilgrimage along Spain's Camino de Santiago; wildlife sightings in Yellowstone National Park; a serendipitous mishap in the Norwegian fjords; and the transformational tale of Meg Daly, whose bike accident sparked a revolution in Miami. We'll also travel to awe-inspiring destinations, experiencing the beauty of the Northern Lights in Alaska, and paying homage to the solemnity of World War cemeteries in Belgium and France. We're not just sharing stories; we're exploring the unique ways these experiences have shaped the lives of our guests. We take you to Ohio's Duck Tape Festival, share a climber's experience of summiting Mount Everest, and unearth the mysteries of an archaeological dig in France. We’ll also share an emotional visit to a Holocaust survivor's hiding place in Poland. To close out this special episode, we'll recount my voyage through a pirate zone in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. Whether it's the bizarre, the beautiful, or the downright scary, we're celebrating the transformative power of travel and the universal nature of shared experiences. (And Part Two, coming next, will offer more!) Suggestion: Take down the episode numbers of any of the tales you especially enjoy, to hear the full stories. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:40:04

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The Philippines: Unspoiled Islands, Sprawling Manila, Friendly People

11/21/2023
Send us a Text Message. We'll transport you to the heart of the Philippines with our special guest, David Haldane. As an expat and author of the book, A Tooth in My Popsicle And Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino, David offers a uniquely insightful perspective on the blend of the Philippines' cultural landscapes --from bustling Manila, with its mix of modern skyscrapers and Spanish colonial architecture, to untouched islands including Cebu, Palawan and Boroquay! We'll not just traverse the geographical diversity of the Philippines, but delve into the country's rich culinary traditions (including delectable lechon and ube ice cream), and tight-knit village communities. David recounts his warm welcome into a village, showcasing the Filipino's inherent hospitality and strong sense of community. And of course, we'll delve into tales from his book. _____ David Haldane is an expat who lives in the Philippines part of the year, and is author of the travel memoir, A Tooth in My Popsicle. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:22:58

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Colombia: Vibrant Culture, Natural Beauty

11/7/2023
Send us a Text Message. Colombians Carlos Boggio and Ana Maria Matallana guide us to the pleasures of this stunning South American country, set on three coasts -- a fusion of Spanish, African, and indigenous influences Learn of natural wonders like the Cano Cristales riverbed and the Tayrona National Park. We cover Colombian cities, filled with culture and history, including Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin. We discuss colorful festivals, carnivals, day trips to mountain plantations and beach resorts, and Colombian food and drink -- from arepas to ants! Shopping tips cover famous Colombian coffee, clothing and emeralds. As always, we end with memories: Carlos remembers the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, with a tale of a small bronze angel, a reminder of his father's friendship with the artist. _____ Carlos Boggio and Ana Maria Matallana live part of the year in Colombia. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:24:18

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North Carolina: Blue Ridge, Outer Banks, Dynamic Cities -- & Pirates!

10/24/2023
Send us a Text Message. History, mountains, beaches, cities, arts -- that's just a part of North Carolina's treasures. Wit Tuttle, Executive Director of Visit North Carolina, enlightens us with captivating stories and insights. We talk of the vibrant Triangle area, with the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The journey continues to the thriving city of Charlotte. On to Asheville, with the famed Biltmore house. We discuss Cherokees and civil rights, arts and food. On North Carolina's Outer Banks, there's everything from kite boarding and the history of the Wright Brothers, to the intriguing tale of Blackbeard. Wildlife includes wild horses and sea turtles. And we end with a memory, centering on -- barbeque. _____ Wit Tuttle is Executive Director of Visit North Carolina. He loves pulled pork! _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:19:07

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Sacred Natural Sites, Experiences In The U.S.

10/10/2023
Send us a Text Message. With Lori Erickson, author of Every Step is Home, we uncover the sacred essence within natural wonders in the U.S. -- each linked to an element such as air, water, and stone. From the Marching Bears Iowa mounds to the hallowed dirt of El Santuaro in New Mexico, to the spiritual stones at the Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota, Lori leads us on these and other journeys of discovery. Our talk includes the mesmerizing Northern Lights, the astronomical marvels of New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, and the destructive and regenerative power of fire at Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Lori ends with the Sandhill Crane migration in Nebraska. You'll see that the sacred is all around us, waiting to be discovered, as you join us in this captivating conversation. _____ Lori Erickson's newest book is Every Step is Home: A Spiritual Journey from Appalachia to Alaska. She is one of the foremost writers of sacred and spiritual travel in the U.S. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:21:40

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The French Riviera & Monaco: Delights Along The Cote d'Azure

9/26/2023
Send us a Text Message. We chat with Sandrine Camila, Deputy Director at Visit Monaco, who shares recommendations on must-see attractions along the French Riviera. We talk of markets and museums in Nice, and an encounter with a young Michael Douglas at the Cannes Film Festival. We ascend to the picturesque villages of Eze and St. Paul de Vence, which date back to the Middle Ages. You'll almost be able to smell the fragrant concoctions in the Fraganard perfume factory, and visualize gardens within ruins of original castle walls. We then whisk you to Monaco, the second smallest independent state globally, where we uncover its best attractions. This episode captures the historical, artistic, and natural splendor of the Cote d'Azure. _____ Sandrine Camilla is Deputy Director at Visit Monaco. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:19:59

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'Showering with the Alligators': Fun Travel Tales Across The U.S.

9/12/2023
Send us a Text Message. Step into the RV on a cross-America adventure, with guest Alexa Rossy, spirited author of Showering with the Alligators. We'll travel from the spiritual vortex of Sedona to the Rubber Duck Derby in Aspen; from the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, to a life-size Noah's Ark in Kentucky. We'll navigate through a beauty pageant at North Carolina's rhododendron festival and the high-energy roller derby scene, explore the biker culture of South Dakota, visit the LBJ Ranch in Texas, and marvel at the majestic canyons of Utah. Alexa caps these zany, fun examples of Americana remembering a whimsical encounter in a Miami shoe store, showing how people we meet during our travels leave indelible marks on our hearts and minds. _____ Alexa Rossy is the author of Showering with the Alligators, a recent best-selling travel and humor book. She is once again on the road in her RV, gathering more great tales. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:20:45

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Vermont: Stunning Landscapes, Classic New England Charm

8/29/2023
Send us a Text Message. Beth Kennett and Marty Mundy share their expert insights on Vermont, from the lakes to the mountains. We'll also introduce you to the local cuisine and the best activities -- think sightseeing, biking, hiking, skiing, shopping -- and eating. We highlight the north, central and southern regions of Vermont, describing things to see and do on a three-day visit to each. And we end with Beth and Marty's memories, including a lasting friendship, and a magical tale on Lake Moray, home to the longest ice-skating loop in the US. _____ Beth Kennett is the owner of Liberty Hill Farm, a bed and breakfast and fully operational dairy farm in Rochester, Vermont. She and her husband Bob welcome 1,200 guests annually, and milk 110 registered Holstein cows with the help of their family. Beth served as President of the VT Farms, the statewide agritourism association. Her farm is a Cabot Creamery co-op member. Marty Mundy is executive director of the Vermont Cheese Council. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:21:37

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The Golden Age Of Air Travel: Tales From Former TWA Flight Attendants

8/15/2023
Send us a Text Message. Prepare for take-off and fasten your seatbelts for a first-class journey back to the Golden Age of air travel, with Kathy Compare and Stephanie Johnson, who were among the young and beautiful flight attendants For TWA, during the past mid-century. They rekindle the glamour of mid-20th century as Trans-World Airlines flight attendants. We share personal tales, from unexpected celebrity encounters and passenger ploys for perks, to camaraderie and embarrassing incidents among the crew. These stories give us a peek into their high-flying lifestyle, and how air travel has transformed over the decades. The two also reveal memories about a secret situation on a flight -- and a former President. _____ Kathy Compare and Stephanie Johnson are authors of True Tales of TWA Flight Attendants: Memoirs and Memories from the Golden Age of Flying. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:21:17

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Voluntourism: Impactful Travel In Central America, West Africa

8/1/2023
Send us a Text Message. This episode focuses on voluntourism around the world, and the impact we can collectively make as we travel. Dr. Vanessa Bezy, Founder & Director of the Wildlife Conservation Association, is a National Geographic Explorer, marine biologist and sea turtle expert who lives in Costa Rica. She shares the remarkable efforts of the Prevented Ocean Plastic program that is reducing the creation of new plastic. Taylor Jones, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director for Bikes for the World, travels the world overseeing his projects, and talks of the importance of bicycles, mainly in third-world countries. Their personal experiences lead to inspiring memories, including the thrill of witnessing a sea turtle nesting event for the first time. And Lea reflects back on her journey on a volunteer/travel program on a ship. We also highlight key organizations where you can travel while you make a significant difference. Here are the details: If you want to work in exotic locations, then check out GO Echoes Marine and Turtle Conservation Program in the Maldives and their Wildlife Animal Sanctuary in Australia. Another amazing program is African Impacts Wildlife Conservation Program at Kruger National Park, where you'll be able to support Africa's iconic big five species. Through volunteer and work organizations such as International TEFL Academy (ITA) you can get paid to live abroad as a professional English teacher in a country like Spain, Thailand, or Costa Rica. The organization offers TEFL training to get you certified to teach English abroad, then provides job placement services. Earn your certificate by enrolling in a Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification program, which prepares you for ESL job placements around the world. Maximo Nivel offers impactful and educational placements in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Volunteer abroad opportunities include construction, conservation, teaching English, working with kids, and working with indigenous communities. Check out Maximo Nivel’s Spanish Immersion programs. Lastly, if you are interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica, Peru, or Guatemala, you’ll definitely want to look into Maximo Nivel’s University Abroad programs, which are excellent alternative to traditional programs due to their affordability. You’ll find a ton of medical volunteer opportunities and healthcare internships. Some great volunteer projects include Volunteering Solutions’ wide-range of affordable medical programs (starting at $200), including a healthcare volunteer project in Tanzania, nursing program in Sri Lanka, and a medical volunteer program in Peru! _____ Vanessa Bezy is Founder & Director of the Wildlife Conservation Association, Vanessa is a National Geographic Explorer, marine biologist and Sea Turtle expert who lives in Costa Rica. Taylor Jones, is Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director for Bikes for the World, _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com.

Duration:00:22:53

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Montana: Natural Wonders, Native Americana

7/18/2023
Send us a Text Message. We find monumental beauty and hidden treasures traversing Montana's rugged terrain and vibrant activities with our guest, former Montanan Greg Correll. We discuss Montana's past, including the Louisiana Purchase and the displacement of Native Americans. Saunter through the streets of Helena, Montana's capital, and experience life in the cowboy town of Billings. And bask in the grandeur of Montana's plains and mountains while Greg paints a vivid picture of this awe-inspiring state. We explore Yellowstone and Glacier National Park, and Native American reserves. From Montana's ghost towns, rodeos, iconic dude ranches, to its imposing mountains to its beloved cattle ranches, Big Sky Country represents Americana. Greg ends with a stunning memory at a Native American powwow. _____ Greg Correll lived in Montana, and is an artist, writer, and CEO of Small Packages Inc., a New York-based website design, development and marketing company. He is the producer of Places I Remember! _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:23:30

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Five Great U.S. Cities, Coast To Coast: An Insider's Travel Guide

7/4/2023
Send us a Text Message. We journey through Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, and San Francisco with Kayleigh McAllister, Senior Regional Director at Go City. She shares insider knowledge to get the most out of these iconic destinations. From the historic cobblestone streets of Boston to the glitz and excitement of Las Vegas, Kayleigh gives us must-see spots and hidden gems. We learn about the best seafood restaurants, delectable cannolis, and breathtaking outdoor spaces in Boston, before diving into unusual attractions in Las Vegas. In Orlando, Chicago, and San Francisco, we'll uncover unique experiences like Universal City Walk's sushi burger restaurant, Chicago's architecture river cruise, and much more. But it's not just about the places. It's also about the memories. Kayleigh shares her personal memory about supportive friends, proving that sometimes, the journey really is the destination. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or planning your first city trip, this episode is packed with useful tips and inspiring stories that will have you wanting to explore these US cities, and others. _____ Kayleigh McAllister is Senior Regional Director at Go City. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:31:05

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London: Culture, History, Neighborhoods, Food, Pomp -- Fun

6/20/2023
Send us a Text Message. Want to uncover the best of London's rich culture, history, and culinary delights? Join us and our special guest, Peter Anderson, Managing Director of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Concierge Membership Knightsbridge Circle, as we embark on a journey through vibrant London. From the historic East End to the bustling West End, we'll reveal top attractions, neighborhoods, and experiences that make this city unique. Together, we'll explore London's fascinating history and magnificent green spaces, as well as its world-class art scene at the Tate Museum and the British Museum. We'll discuss must-see attractions like afternoon tea at the Shangri-La Hotel in the Shard building or the iconic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Plus, Peter shares his insights on navigating the city's tube system and getting access to a blue-badge guide black cab. We also dive into London's food and bustling markets, taking you from affluent Mayfair and Belgravia to the traditional British pub fare like bubbles and squeak and toad in the hole. Let us be your guides to the best of London. _____ Peter Anderson, a native Londoner, is Managing Director of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Concierge Membership Knightsbridge Circle. _____ Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, and has written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember (Kirkus Reviews star rating, and 'one of the top 100 Indie books' of the year). She has contributed to many guidebooks and has written thousands of travel articles. Contact Lea- she loves hearing from you! @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; Places I Remember with Lea Lane on Facebook; Website: placesirememberlealane.com. New episodes drop every other Tuesday, wherever you listen. Please consider sharing, following, rating and reviewing this award-winning travel podcast.

Duration:00:25:45