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Speaking of Flying + Furry Friends

1/14/2019
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Steven is off to New Orleans to spend the holidays with family, but he is not going alone. He is bringing along his favorite four-legged travel companion, Levi. As someone who frequently travels with a pet, Steven knows a thing or two about bringing furry friends on board. “He is fun to travel with,” Steven said. “He has traveled everywhere with me. A lot of people like him and try to pet him.” Steven likes the ease of traveling in out of the AVL. “It is an easy airport to travel out of,”...

Duration:00:01:48

Speaking of Flying + Flying South

1/14/2019
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Grace is heading south for winter. She will spend the season with family in Arizona. Her dog is also joining in on the fun, awaiting boarding in her carrier. “You have to pack a lot of stuff.” Grace said. “That is why we… carry her the way we do. We have so much to handle, to check in and out.” Grace likes how easy it is to navigate her way around AVL. “It is friendly and small,” Grace said. “It is just easy to get around. I enjoy it here.”

Duration:00:02:25

Speaking of Flying + Home for the Holidays

1/14/2019
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Robert is Memphis-bound for the holidays to be with family. The Tennessee native was only in town briefly, picking up his son who attends college in the area. With such a quick turnaround, he came prepared to navigate the airport with efficiency. “I always anticipate the TSA stop. Wear stuff that is easy to get off and put back on. Have a backpack to keep it all so you do not misplace it. It will fit in the overhead bin – no matter how small the plane is.” Robert likes the convenience and...

Duration:00:01:35

Speaking of Flying + Across the Pond

1/14/2019
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The Warner family will be spending their holiday season across the pond in London, England. Commuting to visit relatives in Somerset is an especially interesting experience for the Warners. “We will drive down,” Doug said. “What is interesting about the drive is that you go… within 50 yards of Stonehenge.” As a family who frequently travels together, the Warners know what it takes to get the job done. “Get here early,” Doug said. “Do whatever you have to do to get out of the house quickly...

Duration:00:02:35

Speaking of Flying + Making Memories

1/14/2019
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The Keaton family is making their first-ever trip to Rome, Italy. With the holidays on the horizon, the Keatons are eager to celebrate in a different way and make memories together over the holidays. When it comes to traveling as a family, Michael understand the importance of patience and flexibility. “It can try the patience a little bit,” he said. “Kids want to do their thing, and parents have ideas of what the kids should be doing. We give them enough freedom, and it all works...

Duration:00:02:54

Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Voices of Hope for Forests

1/14/2019
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Why is biodiversity important to the places we love to travel? The 2019 Speaking of Travel Climate Listening Project Series with Dayna Reggero begins with a discussion around Dayna’s recent photography series “Voices of Hope for Forests,” featuring individuals from around the world who are working together to protect forests as part of the Environmental Paper Network. The Environmental Paper Network is made up of 140 organizations who are working together on a Global Paper Vision for the...

Duration:00:48:45

Jason Scholder Is A Stand Up Comedian Who Loves to Hopscotch The World

1/6/2019
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Best known as The Midlife Comic, Jason Scholder is also the inventor of a yoga product called the Three Minute Egg. His curiosities take him down many roads, both literally and figuratively. Jason tells us about how travel began impacting his life at an early age, studying abroad in Ecuador, hitchhiking the entirety of Turkey, studying yoga in India and how his travels have taken him to France, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy and Greece....

Duration:00:48:45

Blue Ridge Honor Flight Gives Back to Veterans

1/1/2019
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Since 2006, Jeff Miller and his Blue Ridge Honor Flight team has transported veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to Washington, DC, to visit the memorials dedicated to their honor and sacrifice. On May 4, 2019, they will fly again, giving those who have served our country a chance to experience the hope, healing, and welcome home they so deserve. Learn more about this great mission, how you can get involved or how you can send a deserving veteran to DC for a day of honor....

Duration:00:37:00

Introducing the 2019 Speaking of Travel Climate Listening Project Series

12/31/2018
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Each month in 2019, Dayna Reggero of The Climate Listening Project, along with guest experts, will discuss climate change and its impact on the places we love to travel and how how we can become sustainable travelers. We’re about to embark in this new transformative year of wonder and discovery. Remember, only dreams give birth to change. So let’s all dream BIG! As we move into the new year, you’ll have more opportunities to listen to experts and learn how we can find common ground and...

Duration:00:46:23

A Family Tradition Of Travel With Kent Wolff And His Daughters

12/25/2018
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Kent Wolff and his two daughters, MaryKent and Cami, have a tradition of traveling together and love it. Find out how they make time to travel often and how their time together brings them closer. The family talks about their reasons for travel and their favorite traveling experiences. Explore with them as they tell us about their favorite cities and why and how traveling inspires them.

Duration:00:48:30

Emily Rathmanner Is Creating A More Connected and Environmentally-Conscious World

12/17/2018
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Emily Rathmanner’s mission to build a fair trade brand with artists brought her to the Intag Region of Ecuador where she witnessed what a small group of women could do to create positive change. She's been traveling since college, about 4.5 years, and is a graphic and web designer. A recent entrepreneur, she began a business partnering with women in Ecuador to make handbags made from cactus called "Made by Minga." Find out how Emily began traveling and what led her on this mission and what...

Duration:00:48:24

Kenny Capps Trekked Across NC To Raise Awareness To Multiple Myeloma

12/8/2018
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Kenny Capps is a cancer patient advocate and the executive director for Throwing Bones for a Cure. In January of 2015, Kenny, an avid ultra marathon runner from Black Mountain, NC, had to stop running after being diagnosed with stage two Multiple Myeloma, which currently has no cure. Kenny tells his epic story of running the Mountains to Sea Trail in NC to raise awareness to Multiple Myeloma. "You only have so many opportunities to do something that is monumental in life," said Kenny. Find...

Duration:00:46:59

Speaking of Flying + In The Atmosphere

12/3/2018
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Gabriele is a PhD student from Italy studying Finance in Oklahoma. Over the past four years, he has learned a thing or two from traveling around the United States. “I try to avoid the touristic places,” Gabriele said. “I try to walk around the city and meet locals. That’s the best way to discover a city, to feel the atmosphere. Wherever the atmosphere is right, step in those places and look around and talk to people.” Gabriele came for a conference, but spent his free time exploring...

Duration:00:02:34

Speaking of Flying Series + Traveling In Style

12/3/2018
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Arielle is headed home to New York and she likes to strike the balance of cute and comfortable. “I like to get travel size makeup,” she said. “Whether it be mascara, my lashes or just some quick lip gloss. You have to look good when you travel. You don’t know who you’re going to see on the plane.” Arielle likes the customer service she receives at AVL. “It’s very intimate,” she said. “United lets me know when things are delayed or on time. I enjoy it because the customer service is nice...

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Speaking of Flying + Artistic Adventures

12/3/2018
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Sierra is the Marketing and PR Coordinator at the Asheville Regional Airport. As part of the marketing team, she helps organize AVL’s art and music programs for passengers and airport visitors. “We invite local artists to come and play for our passengers,” she said. “It sets a nice relaxing tone for everyone.” Highlighting local talent in the terminal allows passengers to have an immersive Asheville experience before they even leave the airport. “Our art gallery features a lot of local...

Duration:00:01:21

Speaking of Flying + Decorative Distractions

12/3/2018
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Cynthia is on her way to Indiana and she has a unique way of passing time while traveling. “[Knitting] is a really good thing to do in the airport or on the fly to entertain yourself,” Cynthia said. “You actually get something done and have something to show for… spending time waiting.” Cynthia likes the convenience of flying out of AVL. “It’s really small and it’s easy to get through the line for security,” “It’s a lot faster than at a larger airport.”

Duration:00:01:18

Speaking of Flying + The Sport of Spontaneity

12/3/2018
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Michael works for Delta Airlines at the Asheville Regional Airport. As an avid traveler with 13 years of airline experience under his belt, Michael knows the and ins and outs of travel from both sides of the counter. “I love [working here],” Michael said. “Every day is a new day… there’s different challenges and different experiences. Meeting all types of people on a daily basis; I truly love it.” Michael likes to leave room for spontaneity when he travels. “If you really want to enjoy...

Duration:00:03:54

Speaking of Flying + Packing On The Fly

12/3/2018
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Meghan is taking an impromptu trip to Las Vegas. By checking into the amenities offered at her destination, she was able to pack as quickly as possible. “I’m hoping that by staying at a house, it will have most of the necessities I need,” she said. “I pretty much just packed a couple pairs of clothes.” With little time to spare, she was thankful for the flexibility and convenience of her local airport. “I like that it is conveniently located near my home, so I didn’t have to prepare too...

Duration:00:01:54

Buncombe County Tourism Director Stephanie Pace Brown Loves To Travel

12/2/2018
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Stephanie Pace Brown is a travel and tourism professional and director of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA). Stephanie talks about how she began in the tourism industry and what travel means to her. Since travel was part of Stephanie's professional education early on, she believes travel changes with the stages of your life. She also discusses how the BCTDA promotes Asheville to visitors, and how they keep it real to connect visitors to local businesses.

Duration:00:46:39

Tina and Geoff Kinsey Instill a Love of Travel With Their Four Boys

11/24/2018
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Tina and Geoff Kinsey and their four boys love to travel and share their favorite family adventures. Each of the boys are named after special places and feel a connection to these places, even unseen. Over the years, they have shared their most memorable family adventures when they have pilgrimaged to the name places. Find out what it means to Bryce, Blake, Tim and Lucas to have been named after different locations that are special to their mom and dad and how they have all bonded around...

Duration:00:46:43