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Welcome to iHeart Radio's favorite travel show, Speaking of Travel! Host Marilyn Ball speaks to some of the most interesting people about their inspiring, uplifting and enriching travel experiences.The truth is, no matter where you go, and no matter how long you’re gone, you always come home with a new outlook on life. So sit back and be carried away to places from around the world and from right here in your own backyard. No Passport Required!

Welcome to iHeart Radio's favorite travel show, Speaking of Travel! Host Marilyn Ball speaks to some of the most interesting people about their inspiring, uplifting and enriching travel experiences.The truth is, no matter where you go, and no matter how long you’re gone, you always come home with a new outlook on life. So sit back and be carried away to places from around the world and from right here in your own backyard. No Passport Required!
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Welcome to iHeart Radio's favorite travel show, Speaking of Travel! Host Marilyn Ball speaks to some of the most interesting people about their inspiring, uplifting and enriching travel experiences.The truth is, no matter where you go, and no matter how long you’re gone, you always come home with a new outlook on life. So sit back and be carried away to places from around the world and from right here in your own backyard. No Passport Required!

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Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series Explores Nature Through Art

8/17/2019
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Speaking of Travel continues the Climate Listening Project Series with Dayna Reggero and some special guests. Sisters Amanda and Allison Rodriguez talk about inspiring stories of human connection to wild places and new ways of knowing and understanding the world and the interconnectivity of existence. Amanda Rodriguez is a writer, poet, and climate activist who works protecting Southern forests with Dogwood Alliance. She recently produced a film series called, “Stories Happen in Forests”...

Duration:00:46:53

Chow Chow Highlights The Diversity Of Southern Appalachia’s Culinary Landscape

8/10/2019
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Chow Chow is a multi-day immersive experience held in Asheville, NC, from September 13-15, 2019, to celebrate the region’s vibrant culinary scene from farmers to brewers, chefs, crafts people and artists. Featuring nationally recognized chefs to multi-generational farmers to millers, bakers, potters, weavers, and brewers, Chow Chow is shining a light on the spirit of this region. Join guests Kevin Barnes, founder of Ultimate Ice Cream, Connie Matisse, co-founder of East Fork, Jael Rattigan,...

Duration:00:45:55

Namaste in Nature Stimulates Mindfulness For Your Body And Mind

8/4/2019
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Miranda Peterson is the founder and owner of Namaste in Nature, a yoga, hiking and meditation respite in Western North Carolina that helps relive stress and anxieties while celebrating and appreciating nature. She founded Namaste in Nature in 2017 to provide a fun, safe, unique and sustainable experience for both mind and body. Miranda has practiced yoga since 2008 and completed her RYT® 200 Yoga Teacher Training in traditional Hatha style yoga at Ayur-Yoga Eco Ashram in Southern India. She...

Duration:00:46:25

Cindy McMahon Experiences A Spanish Immersion School in Cuenca, Ecuador

7/25/2019
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Have you been thinking about learning another language? Cindy McMahon serves on the Buncombe County School Board and has over 25 years of management experience in nonprofits and small businesses. This summer, Cindy’s taking a sabbatical from her work to relax and have some adventures, including participating in a language immersion school in Cuenca, Ecuador. Cindy explains why she chose to dive head first into the deep end of language immersion in Cuenca, what it was like during her two-week...

Duration:00:48:23

Impact Travel Alliance Provides Innovation For Improving the World Through Travel

7/25/2019
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Kelley Louise, founder of Impact Travel Alliance, the world's largest community for impact-focused travelers and travel professionals, provides insights and solutions for creating sustainable and positive travel experiences and how travelers are making a difference throughout the world. The organization aims to educate travelers on how to travel mindfully so our experiences protect the environment and empowers locals. Kelley discusses the importance of building resiliency in travel and...

Duration:00:48:43

Leap Frog Tours Is A Trusted Name For Great Tours In Western North Carolina

7/25/2019
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Whether you’re a local or visiting Western North Carolina for the first time, Leap Frog Tours offers fun opportunities to explore the area, from beer to art and everything in-between. They offer tours with set itineraries, custom excursions, and transportation services all over the area. Ann Smith, owner and founder of Leap Frog Tours, explains why they love showcasing Western North Carolina. Discover how you can sip your way through the extensive craft beer scene, see elk in their natural...

Duration:00:20:35

Speaking of Flying + Precious Cargo

7/21/2019
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Mary and Hannah have a unique carry on. They’re heading out for a summer adventure in Wisconsin with Bear, a fluffy ten-week old Leonberger puppy. Mary and Hannah have taken Bear on trips in the past and they know the drill when it comes to bringing a dog onboard. “Wear them out, and pray for no delays,” Mary said. ‘Get their energy out, make sure they are taken to the bathroom before you leave, and hopefully they sleep the whole way.” Mary and Hannah love the ease of traveling out of AVL....

Duration:00:02:59

Speaking of Flying + Traveling Light

7/21/2019
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Meagan is heading home to Denver after visiting WNC for the first time. As part of her best friend’s bachelorette party, she spent the weekend exploring every nook and cranny of Asheville. Given her busy itinerary, Meagan knew it was important to pack light. “Of course, check the weather," she said. "I had a max of two outfits per day. I rolled them up as tightly as I could to fit as many as I can in my bag.” Meagan loved the amenities at AVL. “It’s been great,” she said. “One of my...

Duration:00:02:34

Speaking of Flying + Head Over Heels

7/21/2019
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Alex and Mark are flying home to Denver. Their Asheville weekend was filled with a friend's wedding festivities, but they ended up falling in love with the city itself. This weekend trip called for a quick turnaround, and Mark knew just what to do. “Download mobile passes and don’t check a bag,” he said. “We did this time, and it’s been the only slow part of our travels.” Alex and Mark love the intimate size of AVL. “The Asheville Airport is small and easy to get around, so it’s made...

Duration:00:03:34

Speaking of Flying + Tying the Knot

7/21/2019
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Robert took the plunge! He and his family traveled from Cape Coral, Florida, for his destination wedding. Traveling with such a large entourage can be quite the organizational feat, but Robert has it down to a T. “Traveling with such a large group of people, I always make a checklist,” Robert said. “We don’t leave anything or anyone behind.” Robert has visited the area before, and he loves flying in and out of AVL. “It’s a nice airport,” he said. “Everybody is super nice out here.”

Duration:00:03:21

Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series Share Hope

7/14/2019
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Dayna Reggero discuss the latest Climate Listening Project film, "Earth-People-Words" and shares how the power of stories holds humanity together. The film explores how we've worked together to protect our earth and the actions shared in trying to be better people and how hope is handed down through our words to future generations. Stories are the vessel that always has held, and continues to hold, Earth, People, and Words in unity and balance. The film features four poets: Joy Harjo, Laura...

Duration:00:48:00

A Tribute To The Blue Ridge Honor Flight

7/10/2019
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The Blue Ridge Honor Flight is dedicated to honoring our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe by providing them with an all expense paid trip to visit the memorials in Washington D. C., that symbolize the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of these American heroes. JoAnn Naeger is the registration coordinator for the Blue Ridge Honor Flight and shares memorable stories of of what this trip means to veterans and how the efforts of a community help to honor our...

Duration:00:18:59

EcoTripMatch Supports Conservation By Connecting Travelers With Ecotourism Providers

7/5/2019
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Terry Lawson Dunn, a wildlife biologist, conservation educator, author, and artist has worked in the rain forests of Panama, the swamps of Florida and the mountains of Idaho. Based on her experiences with travelers, she founded the ecotourism website, EcoTripMatch.com to make it easier for people to find ecolodges and ecotours all over the world in support of conservation. Discover why Terry created the site and what kinds of ecolodges and tours you'll find.

Duration:00:46:53

Traveling as a Couple Helps Create Memories and New, Shared Perspectives

6/29/2019
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Peter Krull and his wife Melissa Booth love traveling together and explain how this shared passion builds a happy relationship based on the excitement to discover the next adventure and escape their comfort zones. Find out how they research and plan their trips and why travel feeds their dreams.

Duration:00:47:33

The Brevard Music Center is a World-Class Music Festival and Institute

6/23/2019
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The Brevard Music Center is home to celebrated artists, distinguished faculty, and students from all over the world who come together each summer to prepare and perform in a beautiful park-like setting. From the end of June to the beginning of August, gifted young musicians participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance including orchestral ensembles, private lessons, chamber music, and opera. They will be joined by some of the most celebrated names in music, from classical...

Duration:00:50:26

Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series Celebrates US Climate Action Network

6/15/2019
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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the United States Climate Action Network (USCAN), members Nakisa Glover of Sol Nation and Susannah Tuttle of NC Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL) join Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project to talk about solutions for traveling and protecting the places we love with compassion, justice and love for people and place. The USCAN is a vital network for 175+ organizations active on climate change, all working together to fight climate change in a just...

Duration:00:48:46

How The Dream of Travel Evolves During Traveling With Chris DiCroce

6/9/2019
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Author, musician, speaker and sailor Chris DiCroce and wife Melody sold their house and almost everything they owned to move onto a sailboat and discovered the greatest triumphs often came from their greatest challenges. Tired of the lives they were living, Chris and Melody, along with their dog Jet, took a leap of faith in their attempt to break away and were brought face to face with the reality that things don't always go as planned, and how, sometimes, that's the best plan. In what was...

Duration:00:51:12

Leave Ordinary Behind With a Visit to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

6/9/2019
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Explore one of Western North Carolina’s most iconic places with Mary Jaeger-Gale, General Manager at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. The Park features six hiking trails, an Animal Discovery Den, rock climbing with instructors, monthly guided hikes and more. Special moments you'll cherish await you here. Visit Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park once, and you’ll want to come back for more. An annual pass provides you unlimited visits to the Park for a year, exclusive events and...

Duration:00:19:59

Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series Highlights Accelerating Appalachia

6/1/2019
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Continuing the Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series with Dayna Reggero and special guest, Sara Day Evans, the founding director of Accelerating Appalachia. Accelerating Appalachia is the world’s first nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity. Find out how they are creating a new regenerative economy to improve soil, retain water, sequester carbon, and help communities by accelerating...

Duration:00:49:36

Musical Performers Peggy Ratusz and Paula Hanke Celebrate Linda Ronstadt

5/26/2019
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Peggy Ratusz and Paula Hanke are on the road delighting audiences with their sensational act, “Love Is a Rose: Celebrating the Music of Torch Singer Linda Ronstadt,” featuring some of her best works. Peggy and Paula have been friends for over a decade and collaborated before, but their newest chapter is truly a project from the heart. “Love Is a Rose: Celebrating the Music of Torch Singer Linda Ronstadt,” is part of an ongoing project, the Women Who Make Music History Concert Series. Find...

Duration:00:48:42