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Episode 46: NEW NAME: Travel Agent Interview is now TRAVEL RADIO

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 specialties. I hope the new name is welcoming and helps everyone travel better! New episodes announced in no particular order: Las Vegas Zappos Culture Tour New Orleans Antigua and Barbuda Celebrity...


Episode 45: South Africa, Peru and Australian RAIL TRAVEL with John McGonigle of GoWay

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 that your travel professional has exceptional resources in this family owned company. Again - Adam Wyler from Part 1 is a great resource and available to assist you planning your rail travel. Special Guests:...


Episode 44: Rail Travel with Adam Wyler and John McGonigle

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, travel industry veteran and travel agent. Adam focuses on rail travel and most recently booked an itinerary on Rocky Mountaineer. He goes into detail on itinerary and potential paths for Rocky Mountaineer...


Episode 43: International Couples Golf Tournaments | Pirates and Wenches Yarrrrr!

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 add swimming with the pigs excursion! Happy day - I love bacon! (Kidding - everyone cool down... It's HAM I love. ;O) 2018 Pirates Wenches Couples Golf Scramble Tournament entry fee of $150 per person includes...


Episode 42: OpenSnow With Joel Gratz Founder & Skiing Meteorologist

OpenSnow Image 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...


Episode 41: Coventry, England, WWII History Buffs Must See and UK City of Culture 2021

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 is ruined state, are truly treasures to behold. Bring tissues if you cry easy. Read the plaques! We learned a lot and have a great respect for the people of Coventry and their ability to...


Episode 40: San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show Featuring Travel Professional Academy

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! Travel Show Logo The San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show is happening SF / Bay Area / February 17 – 18, 2018 Santa Clara Convention Center. This event caters to globe trotters and persons potential interested in working in the wonderful world of tourism. Big name travel media...


Episode 39: Pole Dancing Cruising with Kara Lee

Pole Cruise USA Logo 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 you to better fitness through the challenge workout of pole dancing. Have a listen to this weeks episode to hear what a typical day on a...


Episode 38: The Hunt For Northern Lights Cruise with Shari Kavalin

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 luxury liner this is the episode for you! Shari give great details on both the Hunt for the Northern Lights cruise itinerary and the amazing new ship. If you are familiar with the Viking River Cruise model of luxury,...


Episode 37: Family Travel: 72 Hours In Brighton, England, UK with Children

Brighton Collage 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 Sealife Center Day 3 Brighton Pavillion and lanes Day 4 Wake up and roll out! Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.


Episode 36: TAI: Aruba with Rose Forest ACE

Rose Forrest 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 activities currency language safety driving options weather culture visa requirements flight options The episode ends in a "where would you go with unlimited funds but a limit time...


Episode 35: Mental Health Benefits of Travel with John Dennis

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 to be podcast of his own. Travel Agent Tip: Share this episode! Vacationing is good for your soul! Special Guest: John Dennis,LPC,NCC,ACS.


Episode 34: Winemaker's Cruise 2018 and Bonus Nevis Material with Keith and Martha Powell

Two of my favorite guests Keith and Martha Powell return to talk about all of their wine and craft beer experience offered for 2018. These include the 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker's Cruise with Holland America Cruise Line, 2018 River Cruise on AMA Waterways, a Nevis Tourism bonus and a special Brew (read beer) Cruise on a Royal Caribbean Ship! See the links below for details on the Fall Foliage "If I had to charge all the wine tasted and special events on this cruise to my on board...


Episode christmas2017: Christmas 2017 Podcast and 2018 Preview

Final episode of 2017 quick holiday message, funny Christmas stories, 2018 preview and safety tip for American's traveling abroad (STEP Program). Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.


Episode 31: Visit Nevis, Birth Place of Hamilton and Island Gem with Denora Willams!

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 to visit? See Denora's contact info below and let her plan the perfect trip for you and your family to NEVIS! News flash: Megan bleeps out her first word on this episode! Special Guest: Denora...


Episode 26: TAI: Jamaica for Every Vacation with Irene Sauger - Mon!

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 and getting certified as a an exert by the Jamaican Board of Tourism. Irene knows Jamaica beyond the All-Inclusives and has a few wild stories about off the beaten places that you need to visit! Don't stop listening before Irene...


Episode 22: TAI: Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt River Museum for Kids

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 University's Museum of Natural History and the Pitt River's Museum. If you love a New England fall - you will love Oxford Fall. Autumn man, get out your beard oil and pumpkin spice latte, this is your Mecca. Megan...


Episode 20: TAI: This Week Kelley Pearson Talks Her Favorite All-Inclusives!

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 effectives help hurricane victims based on Kelley's first hand experience. The plan was to post wish lists from several families in need but the lists have been satisfied. Kelley will update us when she has another family set...


Episode 19: TAI: Hawaii with Guest Michelle Tatum

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. We hear about Michelle's quick think to aid stranded clients during the hurricane. Steam guns, killing germs, food trucks and a surprise question on partially digested food round out the show. Its a fun one! Pack your suite and get to Hawaii! Special...


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