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Updated On: Jul 18, 2022
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Up Close Travel Show Travel show focusing on small ship cruising & small group tours
Frequent Miler on the Air Earn miles without flying. Frequent Miler is all about getting the most out of the loyalty game. You can easily earn hundreds of thousands of points and miles without traveling, then learn how to use those points towards luxury travel.

In this podcast, Frequent Miler founder Greg, and senior author Nick debate current topics in the points & miles world.
Talking Bush, Safaris & Luxury Travel A series of informal fun interviews with characters from Africa's luxury safari and travel industry - swapping outrageous tales from years spent amongst Africa's wildlife and people. The Luxury Safari Co was est. 2010, we provide the most extraordinary safaris & travel options known to man. We have explored Africa extensively - our knowledge allows our luxury safaris to take you into the most remote parts of Africa while never compromising on the quality of travel arrangements. We'd like to share inspirational stories from the people we meet & we hope you enjoy listening to them.
The Luxury Travel Marketer Welcome! This podcast features commentary, how-to guides, news and recommendations for marketers and business owners that are active in the luxury travel industry. This includes aviation, hospitality, yachting, travel agents and other services. For more information visit
‎The Luxury Travel Podcast with Allen Suss Welcome to the luxury travel podcast website, where you will discover information on luxury travel from right around the world and hear amazing stories, tips and secrets from experts and luxury world travellers.

Your host Allen Suss has been a travel agent for more than 40 years. He has seen many changes in the travel industry, over time. He is well experienced in helping travelers with their travel arrangements. He is also available for emergencies for his clients 24/7. Allen will be making regular luxury travel podcasts, which will be available both here and on iTunes.
‎Citizen Femme's Passport to... Podcast The Citizen Femme podcast is created by women for women who love to travel in style.

Season Four of Passport to… explores the world from a female perspective, profiling trailblazers, pinpointing shifts in travel trends, and spotlighting the new and the next in the luxury landscape. Tune in fortnightly.

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Travel Thoughts - H.A.C. Studios Audio documentation, observations, and musings based on my travels around the world H.A.C. (Hayden Academy Collective) Studios
Best Travel Podcasts On Vurbl These are selections of episodes from top-rated podcasts featuring far away locales, colorful stories, useful tips for traveling the world, and much more. Hear stories from Italy, where to sail in the Caribbean, or what National Parks are best to hike in the USA. Are you ready to plan your next trip? Listen on Vurbl now. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Podcasts About Traveling in a Post-COVID World With nearly the entire world under some kind of lockdown or quarantine due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it’s no wonder that so many people feel disconnected and even depressed. While you can go outside and plant a garden, visit foreign destinations online and through virtual travel, and see pyramids, castles, and museums on a phone screen, nothing is quite the same as listening to the sounds and voices from around the world. This is where the best podcasts about travel come in! Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Insider Audio Travel Tips: New York City Visiting New York City for the first time can feel like visiting a strange new city. Navigating your way around the city can be frustrating and difficult for the most part but you don't need to worry about frustration anymore because, in this playlist, a wide variety of podcasters share their experience of visiting the big apple and share with you some helpful travel tips. While you're flying towards JFK, listen to this playlist so you seem like a regular New Yorker once your feet step into New York territory. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Best Audio About Budget Traveling On Vurbl Check out this audio guide to traveling on a budget. Feeling like taking a trip but feeling uneasy about your financial situation? Just the thought of budgeting your money can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Listen to these audio tips on financially responsible travel to see the world and not worry about your fleeting cash. Listen to great tips from podcasts like Zero To Travel, Extra Pack of Peanuts, The Budget Mouse, and Travel Goals Podcast. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
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Talking Travel: An Audio Guide To Thailand Join podcasters like Rhett and Link from Good Mythical Morning as they discuss everything you need to know before a trip to Thailand. Learn about Thai culture and cuisine from Thai podcasters, discover the difference between tourist treasures and tourist traps from expats living in Bangkok, and — best of all — stick around to the end of the playlist to hear veteran a Thailand travel guide share his favorite thing to do in Thailand after decades of exploring the country. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Best Podcasts About San Francisco Between Silicon Valley, Haight and Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, or Alcatraz, few cities in the United States are as culturally resonant and popular as San Francisco. Take a dive into the city's cultural, historic, and social quirks that make San Francisco what it truly is by listening to this curated playlist of the best podcasts about San Francisco. Hear it from the locals themselves about what makes this city truly unique. Listen now! Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Best Audio from Podcasts About New York City Do you just love being updated about one of the most famous cities in the USA? Do you enjoy consuming all things NYC? From podcasts about the lovely scenery to others about eating anything but big apples, you'll enjoy what New Yorkers have to say about the city they love calling their home. Subscribe to "Best Podcasts About New York City," for podcasts about the big apple. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio
Top Audio Episodes from the Best Podcasts About Los Angeles Talk to any Angeleno and they will tell you: Los Angeles is the best. Sure, there's traffic and smog and C-list celebrities. But where else can you go from surfing in the morning to snowboarding in the afternoon? Or tour the world's most famous entertainment studios? Or find an incredible meal inside an inconspicuous strip mall? Listen to this curated list of podcast episodes and find out what makes LA the best of the West Coast. Vurbl Traveling The World in Audio

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Explora Journeys | CEO, Michael Ungerer: An Ocean State of Mind Our guest today is Michael Ungerer, the CEO of Explora Journeys, one of the best known travel companies that has yet to formally launch!  If you haven’t heard of Explora yet, you soon will. They are pioneering a new niche in ocean going travel, so much so that they don’t actually refer to it as cruising. The family owned company has started from scratch, learning from tens of thousands of next generation luxury travelers what they might want in a mega-yacht experience.  Explora Journeys launches in 2023 with Explora I, where you can expect a focus on health and wellness, truly immersive experiences, anchoring near off the beaten path destinations, and the largest suites in the industry.  Michael talks to us about the vision for the company, some fun tidbits of what it’s been like to grow a new luxury brand during Covid, and a few insider hints at what to expect next.   Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Luxury Living | Darcy Guttwein: Bringing Five Star Luxury Into Your Home Today we’re mixing things up a bit to hear how you can bring the luxury hotel experience into your own home.  Darcy Guttwein has spent two decades building a lifestyle concept she calls Hotels to Home. She’s traveled the world taking inspiration from luxury hospitality brands and figured out a way to incorporate many of the aspects that you love about traveling into the everyday.  Darcy and I discuss simple and affordable “hacks” to creating this lifestyle, all the way to elaborate and elegant changes that can be made to the home.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Singita | Meet the Guides: Zimbabwe This time I’m taking you to Singita’s Pamushana Lodge in remote, Southeast Zimbabwe. Perched high on a sandstone ridge, overlooking a shimmering lake full of hippos, this is one of the most inspirational safari destinations I have ever had the privilege of visiting.  The lodge is set on the Malilangwe Reserve which is now famous for its rhino and ecological conservation efforts, its absolutely awe inspiring anti-poaching team, and of course the world class service of Singita.  Since I’m in the field for this episode vs. sitting in the studio, you’ll hear some of the sounds of an actual game drive, and enjoy an authentic conversation with our accomplished guide Tengue and the Lodge Manager, Valerie. Both are local Zimbabweans and I was truly honored to spend this time with them.  We discuss so much in this episode from the area’s spectacular growth in rhino population, to specialty cocktails, to hyper-inflation, to Zimbabwean culture. I hope you’ll enjoy this exciting episode of Luxury Travel Insider.     Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Digital Nomading | Expert Panel: Continuous Travel, Discovering the World, and Tips for Working Remotely I’m so excited today to be speaking with two amazing travel and remote work experts, Matt Kepnes and Dan Andrews. Matt is the founder of the successful blog, Nomadic Matt and is a New York Times bestselling author of two books. Dan hosts the successful podcast, Tropical MBA, co-founded Dynamite Circle to connect and empower digital entrepreneurs, and also founded Dynamite Jobs.  Both of our guests have spent years as digital nomads. This episode is a bit of a departure from our typical shows but I think it holds some golden lessons and amazing insights for us all.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Kempinski | The Ladies In Red: Proposals, Parrots, and Curating Lifelong Memories Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Vietnam | Expert Panel: A Story of Resilience, Glorious Food, and 50 Million Motorbikes Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
51. Once in a Lifetime Experience | Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska Join Mike and me as we talk about Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, the place where we had our family’s favorite vacation of all time and where I checked off my #1 bucket list item – the one and only via ferrata in Alaska.   TML is a place for being active, adventurous, and luxuriating.  They are an ideal destination for families with a range of interests and abilities.  Learn to efoil, go fishing or bear viewing or helihike on spectacular glaciers.  And when you are ready to rest, soak in their super-size hot tub, relax by the lake or kick up your feet in the lodge and talk with some of the best Alaskans around.     Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
48. Uruguay | Trendy lifestyle, picnics in picturesque vineyards, Francis Mallmann restaurants, watersports, moonlit horseback rides and spectacular sunsets Join Maita and me as we talk about Uruguay, an under-the-radar destination for Americans.  We’ll introduce you to the hip José Ignacio, the “Hamptons” of South America, and the cosmopolitan city of Montevideo.  We’ll explore the active adventures on land like learning to play polo, going for a moonlit horseback ride, and hiking.   We’ll touch on the variety of watersports from surfing and kiteboarding to kayaking down rivers.  For those who love art and architecture, there are sites not to be missed, including the unique circular bridge and Casa Pueblo. The food scene is renowned – from the traditional Uruguayan BBQ to vineyard picnics to Francis Mallmann’s chiringuito on the beach and his fine-dining restaurants. As always we’ll talk about a few of our favorite hotels including the Vik properties.  Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
49. Belize | Snorkeling the 2nd largest barrier reef, fishing, watersports, cave tubing, Mayan culture and uninhabited islands Join Patricia and me as we talk about Belize, a small country in Central America with a lot of adventures.  As in Costa Rica, the activities and exploration happens along the coast as well as inland, and we suggest both for your trip to Belize.  We talk about the marine life you will see while snorkeling or scuba diving – manta rays, sharks, turtles, and even manatees.   When you venture inland you’ll be rewarded with ancient caves, Mayan ruins, and jungle adventures.  We’ll share our favorite luxury accommodations ranging from beachfront resorts to jungle lodges to catamaran charters.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
50. Once in a Lifetime Experiences | BEST. DAY. EVER. Deplar Farm in Iceland & Rio Palena in Chile Join Rose and me as we talk about Eleven Experience, one of my favorite travel companies.  Eleven’s quest is to create experiences where guests lay down their heads at night with the feeling they just had the BEST. DAY. EVER.  Eleven has lodges all over the world and today we talk about two – Deplar Farm and Rio Palena.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Travel Insurance | The Most Important Travel Purchase You Never Think Of We’re talking about travel insurance and other forms of travel protection. I can’t tell you how many myths abound about this aspect of travel - from thoughts that claims don’t get paid anyway, to not fully understanding why it’s so important.  We insure our cars, our watches, our dog’s vet bills - and even though luxury travelers are spending MUCH more on their trips than on these items… they don’t all insure.  Over the past two years in my business I can’t tell you how valuable having travel insurance has been for our clients in the know.  So today I’m welcoming Shannon Lofdahl and Ross Thompson, respective CEOs of Travelex and Covac Global. We did our best to illustrate this topic through some interesting stories and historical context.  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Israel Reopens! | Rerun: A Country of Contrasts, The Meaning of Kabbalah, and the Dazzling City of Tel Aviv Today we’re diving into the paradox that is the country of Israel. In such a small nation you can be surrounded by tech entrepreneurs, holy men and women from multiple faiths, geopolitical conflict, world class nightlife, and natural wonders like the Dead Sea AND the Mediterranean Sea.  To try to unravel some of this beautiful complexity, we have three guests on our show today. My friend and partner in the region, Yoav Gal - an expert in luxury Israel itineraries; Eyal Riess - a Rabbi in the mystical Jewish tradition of Kabbalah, and Libbi Cohen- an expert in Tel Avivian history, culture, and nightlife.  We discuss everything from Israel’s new cultural revolution, to spiritual experiences in caves, to Bauhaus architecture - and of course hummus!  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Southeast Asia | Aman: Balanced, Understated, and Dramatic My guest today is Tom Rutherford, the Regional Director for three gorgeous Aman hotels in Southeast Asia - Amansara in Cambodia, Amantaka in Laos, and Amanoi in Vietnam.  When you head to this region of the world, especially away from the hustle and bustle of the major cities… time just seems to slow down. Here there is enough time for the Laotian farmer to tend to the animals, the crops, break bread with his neighbors, and honor his family. There’s enough space on the beaches of Vietnam to quiet your mind, and enough grounding history in Cambodia to inspire you to get back to your purpose for being.  Combine this atmosphere with the Aman ethos for wellness, beautiful architecture, and some of the best service in the world and you’ll understand why guests come back to these gems over and over.  Tom and I chat about all of this, plus why now is a phenomenal time to be visiting Southeast Asia.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Psychedelics Travel | Medicine Journeys in a Luxury Setting If you’ve been paying attention to the mental health and wellness space, you know that psychedelics have burst onto the scene in a big way. Major universities like Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Berkeley are studying their effects on PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more.  Many guides and shamans in this space describe the use of psilocybin, MDMA, and other substances together with integrative therapy sessions to be equivalent to years and years of traditional therapy.  And now, these plant medicine journeys are making their mark on luxury wellness travel.  My guests today are Robert Grover and Gary Logan who provide private luxury retreats and create profound experiences for clients.  We discuss their experience with these medicines, their guiding philosophies, and how they orchestrate a comfortable luxury setting. For more accessible information on the science of psychedelics I can also highly recommend the Michael Pollan interview on The Tim Ferris Show.  Last but not least, though the substances discussed on this episode are showing great promise in the clinical studies, they are not legal in the United States and many other countries. Luxury Travel Insider and I are not condoning any illegal activity.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Ireland | Crothúr Murphy Today I’m whisking you away to experience the greenest of countryside, the freshest of salt air, and the purest heart of hospitality. A visit to Ireland will give you all this and much more.  My guest today is Crothúr Murphy, a long time expert not just in tourism to Ireland, but in the history, culture, and soul of its people. Crothúr grew up here and has been showing his country off for nearly 30 years - which if you can imagine, takes a whole pot of passion at the end of the rainbow to do and do well.  Crothúr and I discuss how Irish culture survived through 800 years of English rule, fairies and fairy trees, how to feel like a local, and more.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Antarctica | Patrick Woodhead: Modern Explorers, Luxury Camps, and Untouched Wilderness Today we find ourselves on “The Ice” deep in the heart of Antarctica. And I mean the interior of Antarctica, land of majestic mountains, the Emperor Penguin, and the magnetic south pole.  Though you once had to go on months long expeditions to reach these destinations, you can now fly five hours on a Gulfstream from Cape Town and experience all the Great White has to offer from the comfort of a luxury camp.  Our guest today is Patrick Woodhead - founder and CEO of White Desert, the logistics and hospitality company that can make all this happen. But Patrick’s vision for White Desert comes from his years of being a true explorer, visiting some of the most remote places on the planet.  We chat about what it takes to be an explorer, how all of us can infuse that spirit into our daily lives, some of Patrick’s craziest experiences, the Antarctic experience, and baby Emperor Penguins. Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Auberge Resorts & Hotels | CEO Craig Reid: Creating Memories Through Hospitality Today we’re diving into the world of Auberge Resorts with CEO Craig Reid. Whether you are skiing in Aspen, horseback riding in Costa Rica, or harvesting mushrooms with the chef before dinner - Auberge delivers an experience based kind of luxury that’s hard to find anywhere else. Craig had a long career at some of the most storied brands in luxury travel. In talking to him, you can sense that coming to Auberge was like coming home to what he feels is the heart of hospitality - simple every day pleasures, luxury in the form of thoughtful gestures, and cultivating meaningful experiences for guests.   Craig and I chat about off the beaten path destinations, historical landmarks, Bob Hope, and much more!  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
SeaDream Yacht Club | President, Bob Lepisto on Yachting vs Cruising Today we’re chatting with Bob Lepisto, President of Sea Dream Yacht Club. SeaDream owns two mega yachts, each with about 50 cabins. The biggest no no when talking about SeaDream is to call it a cruise!  Bob has been with the company for 20 years so we get to chat about the history of the cruise industry and how with SeaDream they wanted to start something different. Something where you wouldn’t have to organize your own yacht and all the work that goes along with that, but where you’d still get the yachting experience.  SeaDream sails around the Caribbean and Mediterranean and gets you access to gorgeous spots that you couldn’t otherwise see on a cruise ship. The company is famous for its super friendly crew and world class cuisine as well.  Bob and I talk about some of his favorite destinations, parties in the mid-Atlantic, and a few insider tidbits as well.  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Amalfi & St. Petersburg | A Belmond Panel on Cocktails & Caviar We’re shaking it up today with a panel of food and beverage experts from one of our favorite hotel brands, Belmond! Together we’ll explore the skill and hard work that goes into creating some of your favorite drinks - from the shorelines of Italy to the palaces of St. Petersburg.  Our guests today are: Tommaso Mansi and Nikita Yurin. Tommaso is the head bar manager at the stunning Belmond Caruso hotel situated along the Amalfi Coast. He is also a local and an expert in lemon production, one of the key ingredients in any good cocktail in this region.  Nikita is the head vodka and caviar sommlier at Belmond’s luxurious hotel in St. Petersburg, Grand Hotel Europe - a spot which also boasts the oldest continually used restaurant in all of Russia.  What I love about this episode is hearing Nikita and Tommaso speak so passionately about their crafts. Imagine all that passion poured into something as simple as a drink or a set of caviar. To me it demonstrates another way that people in the hospitality industry show real love and caring for their guests.  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
47. Dolomites | UNESCO site, hut-to-hut hiking, epic mountains, via ferratas, fairytale picnics and incredible food Join Agustina and me as we talk about hiking hut-to-hut (or 5* hotel to 5* hotel) in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.  This magnificent mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The views include giant peaks, lush green pastures, and spectacular sunsets.  We talk about the 8 questions to ask yourself before you begin planning a hut-to-hut hiking trip.   We share details on our favorite accommodations and bring you inside a refugio to see what it’s really like.  And of course, we’ll talk about the many active adventures and ways to relax.  Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Spain | Elena Florez: A Country of Festivals, Tapas, and Unspoiled Landscapes Imagine looking up at a blanket of stars, the sound of the ocean lapping, and the smell of sea air mixed with sweet pine. Then picture another scene - crowds squealing with excitement, bulls rushing by, and a cup of sangria refreshing your soul.  Today we’re discussing the country of Spain - a place so diverse it may as well be a hundred different destinations in one! Whether you’re here to focus on world class gastronomy, experience local festivals, or just relax in the sun, this dynamic country has it all.  Our guest today is Elena Florez, our partner and Spanish luxury travel expert. Elena explains for us how Spain became such a melting pot of cultures, how that’s affected the country today, and describes some fabulous destinations and experiences.  Make up a plate of jamon and manchego, and enjoy this fun chat with Elena Florez.  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
46. Puerto Rico | Beautiful beaches, history and nightlife in Old San Juan, El Yunque rainforest, kayaking bioluminescent bays, salsa dancing and coffee, rum and piña coladas Join Anastasia and me as we talk about Puerto Rico. The UNESCO site of La Fortaleza in Old San Juan is historically significant and also a relaxing place to spend a weekend afternoon with locals. The beaches on the main island, Vieques and Culebra are vast and beautiful, even more so when watching the sunset at the end of the day. The adventures of hiking, horseback riding, learning to kitesurf, ziplining, or kayaking the bioluminescent bays will keep you active. Then enjoy luxuriating in the 5-star resorts or smaller, boutique hotels. Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Villa Rentals | Laura Blair: Exclusivity, Customization, and Privacy as the New Luxury Today we’re talking about a particular type of travel that is gaining popularity around the world - villa rentals.  In the past this kind of travel was reserved for the uber wealthy and very well connected. Finding amazing villas in Italy or San Tropez was a nightmare, and imagine renting something so expensive sight unseen or with one photo sent you  in black and white and via fax machine!  Then came the advent of home rental websites which have really opened up this type of travel to the every day person… but for our luxury travelers, these options that have not been vetted by a professional are often not suitable.  Enter the world of vetted villa rentals. I spend a lot of time working with partners who personally inspect villas around the world so we can provide them to our clients. I wanted to bring on one of those experts to talk through what makes this kind of travel special.  Laura Blair founded In Villas Veritas before the rise of online home rentals and shares lots of insider tidbits with us.  Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
45. San Miguel de Allende | UNESCO World Heritage Site, golden sunsets, tastings of tacos and tequila, workshops with artisans, hiking, hot air balloon rides Join Alfonso and me as we talk about San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Walking charming cobblestone streets, listening to bands in the main square, exploring art galleries, and enjoying relaxing evenings on rooftops while watching the setting sun are just a few of the ways you will enjoy yourself in this Mexico-designated Pueblo Magico. While you are there, choose between incredible luxury resorts and cozy boutique hotels.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
France | Coquillade Provence: A Cyclists Paradise, Blooming Lavender, and 10 Centuries of History Today we’re headed to Provence in Southern France to be well, soak up the sun, and inhale the scent of lavender.  This special region has so much to offer, from intense outdoor activities to easy bike rides, to impressionist history, and of course a refreshing glass of rose’.  Our guest today is Alain Bachmann, the GM of a special property near Luberon called Coquillade. This gem was originally built in the 11th century and much of that history is preserved. Today, it’s a haven for all kinds of travelers, from those who are training for cycling races to those who are just here to enjoy the gorgeous countryside and the spa.  Alain and I discuss what makes Provence so special, why artists like Van Gogh were taken with the area, and some of the special foods you might find on a journey here.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Switzerland | Mario Wuersch: Stunning Vistas, Glamorous Ski Villages, and Discovering the Country by Train Today we’re touching down in the Alps… the Swiss Alps to be precise. In this most stunning of landscapes we’ll encounter over 7,000 lakes, four different spoken languages, some of the world’s best chocolate, and an abundance of charming villages and towns.  Switzerland is a mecca for cultural tourists, spa goers, and anyone who appreciates the majestic outdoors.  My guest today is Mario Wuersch, Swiss himself and an expert in luxury travel to the country. Mario’s company has been around since 1865 and we discuss what travel was like back then, how it’s evolved, and discover some insider tips about visiting.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Windstar Cruises | Chris Prelog: Cruising the Black Sea, Luxury Sailing Yachts, and The Joy of Exploration Our guest today is Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises - a small ship cruise line that focuses on sailing vessels… yes.. With actual sails!  Imagine yourself on deck of one of these magical ships, pulling out of port, the 1492 Conquest of Paradise song playing, sails unrolling, and heading into the open ocean. What nostalgia for a time gone by! Except on Windstar you’re also met with every modern comfort, fabulous destinations like Tahiti, The Black Sea, Iceland, and the Mediterranean, and an in depth exploration of the world.  Chris and I chat about the special bonds formed between guests and crew members on small ship sailings, the role of communities in sustainability, and the massive operation behind a sailing vessel this large.    Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
44. Tanzania | The great migration, big 5, UNESCO Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, andBeyond, and Singita lodges Join Lylie and me as we talk about the East African safari destination of Tanzania.  Why select Tanzania for your safari destination?  For so many reasons.  Tanzania has the big 5, hippos, zebras, chimpanzees and it’s the best country to see the migration of 2,000,000 wildebeest.  You’ll meet and learn about some of the 130+ tribes and experience the warmth of the people.  Tanzania has a variety of safari types - traditional, walking, and water safaris.   Lylie and I will also share some of our favorite lodges, which include many by two of my favorite safari brands – Singita and andBeyond.  Then we’ll take you to Zanzibar for the best over the top way to end your safari – at andBeyond Mnemba Island.    Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Panama | Expert Panel: The Tiny Country that Changed the World Today we’re chatting about Panama and all its beauty, diversity, culture, and history.  Believe it or not this small country has shaped the course of our entire planet. Scientists say that the formation of the isthmus is what changed the climate to allow ideal conditions for humans to thrive, and today that same isthmus boats a certain canal that has a lot to do with making your daily Amazon purchases happen!  Now as for travel - Panama is your oyster. Whether you’re coming for surfing, for cloud forests, to learn about indigenous culture, or for history - Panama can provide it all.   We have two guests today - Jonathan Zelcer, Panamanian and expert in luxury travel to Panama, and Ben Loomis, owner of famed beach resort Isla Palenque.    Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
43. Colombia | Vibrant culture, top rated restaurants, rum and coffee, active adventures, the Amazon, the best rooftops, nightlife and fashion in Cartagena and so much more Join Cristina and me as we talk about Colombia.  Colombia has emerged from a complicated past to be a country where you can enjoy the culture, fashion, art, and some of the world’s best restaurants in its cities.  Or splurge on a helicopter to an experience that’s been called a “dream come true.”   Learn about our favorite beach clubs, rooftop bars and restaurants, and the incredible active adventures in the mountains, the Amazon, and the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts.  We’ll share other ways to be active in nature from an easy hike to multi-day treks, from SUPing to paragliding.  And of course, we’ll talk about our favorite historic hotels and rural haciendas.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Scotland | The Gleneagles Hotel: Falconry, Gundogs, and a Glorious Playground Today we travel to a very special corner of the world, called Gleneagles. Set amongst lush, green, Scottish countryside in the shadow of Stirling Castle, Gleneagles drips with history, elegance, and flair. Over the last one hundred years this estate has hosted Presidents, Lords, celebrities, Wimbledon champs, and of course the everyday luxury traveler like you and me. Whether you are visiting for rest and relaxation, to experience the falconry and gundog school, or to dine at the best restaurant in Scotland - Gleneagles has something for you.  Our guest today is Conor O’Leary, Managing Director of all of Gleneagles’ operations across Scotland. He tells us about the beautiful countryside, some fun stories of past guests, and what you can expect from a visit.    Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
42. Simplifying Travel Insurance | Answering FAQs, understanding when insurance is needed and when it's not, Cancel for Any Reason insurance Join Sean and me as we take what’s perceived as a confusing and boring topic and make it easier to understand and interesting.  We will not simply tell you that you should get travel insurance.  Instead, we will explain the various types of insurance and share when they are helpful and when they are not necessary.     We’ll cover Cancel for Business Reasons insurance, the benefits and limitations of Cancel for Any Reason insurance, and what happens when you test positive for Covid before your trip or before your return to the US from abroad.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
41. Sabbaticals | Inspirational ideas and practical advice for how to realize the dream you’ve had to travel the world Join Steve and me as we talk about helping people with one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives – taking a sabbatical.  Steve and I have a shared love of many things – inspiring people to take sabbaticals, planning complicated itineraries (to plan sabbaticals that’s kind of a given), Latin America, and diving deep into our clients’ motivation for their time away.     Our conversation was a fun mix of what to think about when planning a sabbatical and our own reminiscing about our experiences on sabbatical.     Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Puglia | Borgo Egnazia: Charming Local Villages, The Origin of Burrata, and Where Tradition Meets Innovation I’m excited to uncover the Puglia region of Italy with you today.  While visiting Puglia, you might feel like you’re stepping back into the Italy seen in the movies of the 50s and 60s. You’ll stroll through charming villages, meet locals who still do things the traditional way, sample ultra fresh burrata cheese and olive oil, and of course enjoy the gorgeous waters of the Adriatic. Our guest today is Aldo Melpignano, owner and managing director of the famed Borgo Egnazia hotel and several other spots in his family’s collection. Aldo and I discuss how finding these hidden gems of Italy is not only exciting, but also is an important link in promoting sustainable tourism. We also hear all about his gorgeous property, some celebrity stories, and insider tips as well.   Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
40. Russia | Talking with a retired KGB officer, the stunning sites of St Petersburg, 7 Michelin * restaurants, Lenin’s tomb and favorite hotels like the Four Seasons Join Greg and me as we talk about Russia.  Many people are fascinated with Russia (me included).  It’s the land where “everything is difficult, but nothing is impossible.” As we recorded this show, we acknowledge now is not the time to visit.  We share information for when it is the time.  St. Petersburg and Moscow are full of UNESCO sites, Michelin star restaurants, and cultural experiences like the Bolshoi Theater.  There are also opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Gorky Park, biking through St Petersburg, dining on a terrace or strolling the streets lined with fashionable boutiques.     Russia is a place where exclusive experiences are quite unique – whether talking with Gorbachev’s former interpreter, seeing behind the scenes of the Russian ballet, or having your child enjoy a ballet lesson with a professional dancer.  And of course, we talk about favorite luxury hotels like the Four Seasons and Ararat Park Hyatt.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Canada | Marc Telio: A Mosaic of Cultures, Majestic Landscapes, and Understanding First Nations Today we’re whisking you away to a vast and varied land. Where you’ll find lush rainforests, Arctic tundra, mountain peaks over 19,000 feet, cosmopolitan cities, great open plains, vivid turquoise lakes, and rugged coastal beauty. Where is this magical land you might ask? Look no further than our beautiful neighbor to the north, Canada.  My guest today is Marc Telio, founder and CEO of Entree Destinations, who has been exploring his country through the eyes of travelers for nearly 30 years.  We chat about everything from how to learn about and honor First Nations cultures when visiting Canada, to over the top fishing trips, to the mosaic of cultures and foods in the country.    Learn more at   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
39. Cuba | A cultural trip designed to connect with the people, music pouring out on the streets, art and artisans, incredible food, spectacular fishing and classic cars Join David and me as we talk about Cuba. Cuba is the largest and least commercialized Caribbean island. It’s a place where people live in the moment, where you are welcomed into the culture to learn, taste their food and experience their lifestyle. Visit UNESCO sites, eat the freshest ceviche, visit the birthplace of the mojito, Hemingway’s favorite places, and enjoy dining on rooftops.   Also take the opportunity to talk with professors and former diplomats about the history, meet with artists in their studios, visit a local outdoor boxing gym and have your kids play baseball with a Cuban youth team. You can even get in a round of golf on the one golf course.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Philippines | Amanpulo: Swimming with Turtles, Shooting Stars, and Embracing Simplicity My guest today is Audeline Witjaksono, the Regional Director for several Aman hotels in Asia, as well as GM of Amanpulo in the Philippines. Just speaking with Audeline and soaking up the vibes from her location calmed me and brought my always on the go energy down a couple notches… so imagine actually being there! Amanpulo is set on a far flung private island, nestled in the western part of the Philippines, yet it is surprisingly easy to get to from Manilla. And while you’d expect (and get!) powder fine sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, and warm ocean breezes… you’ll also experience a deep sense of place, Filipino hospitality, adventure sports, wildlife, and more. Audeline and I chat about kite boarding, the culture of the Philippines, respecting nature, and of course the world class Aman service.   Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
38. Zambia | The hidden gem safari destination, the big five, walking and water safaris, flying high above Victoria Falls – one of the 7 natural wonders of the world Join Wazha and me as we talk about Zambia. We talk about traditional and water-based safaris, the culture of the local tribes you will experience, and unique dining venues. We also share all of the adventures you can have at Victoria Falls including white water rafting, ATVing, hiking, and going up in a microlight (on my personal list). And of course, we’ll talk about the best luxury lodges like Thorntree River Lodge and Chongwe Tented Camp.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Best Resort in the United States: Amangiri | Ep. 1 with Kate and Dan sharing their breathtaking visit to Amangiri Our first episode will be about our trip to Amangiri, the luxury five star resort in Canyon Point, Utah. Amangiri is a A 600-acre sanctuary of wilderness and isolation conveniently located near Lake Powell and other national parks. The most breathtaking and beautiful back drops required constant photos to be taken. The pool is the center piece and where we spent most of our time. We visited the 25,000 sq foot Spa having fun in our cold plunge, sauna, and steam room. We enjoyed the Navajo and Southwest inspired cuisine. It was private yet just the right amount of service. A much needed escape and we left feeling special. Visit them here at't forget to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend who will be inspired. Visit to learn more about this and future episodes.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Best Resort in the World: Las Ventanas al Paraiso | Ep. 2 with Kate and Dan sharing their all time favorite Resort in Cabo We fell in love with Las Ventanas 5 years ago and have continued to go every year. From the beautiful scenery, hotel structure and top notch service you don't want to miss this. Plus the food is delicious.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
7 Course Meal, Four Seasons and a Private Boat Tour: Prague | Ep. 3 with Kate and Dan sharing their visit to Prague Luxury Travel brings you to Prague where we visited the Four Seasons, enjoyed a 7 course wine pairing private dinner and took a private tour. One of the most affordable cities in Europe while providing top notch customer service.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Here's Why You Should Visit Santorini Plus a Luxury Yacht | Ep. 4 with Kate and Dan in Santorini, Greece Ep. 4 is about our trip to Santorini in Greece. We speak about our visit to Andronis and Katikies plus an Airbnb home from 1800's. One of the most beautiful islands in the world. We finished our trip by renting a luxury yacht with Sunset Oia the best yacht experience we have ever had.Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend who will be inspired. Visit to learn more about this and future episodes.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Staying in a Luxury Treehouse, Boracay | Ep. 5 with Kate and Dan in Shangri-La, Boracay, Philippines Today's episode is brought to you by Reel Paper. Use code Luxury for 25% off your order today, Also sponsored by Podcorn, visit them today and get started.Kate and Dan flew through a super typhoon, made it to Manila and was the last flight out to Boracay. After getting to the island the typhoon followed along and they ended up staying at the Shangri-La treehouse villa. One of the most stunning views and experiences in the Philippines. You do not want to miss this one.Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend who will be inspired. Visit to learn more about this and future episodesSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Historic Luxury, Fine Dining and Beautiful Views, This is Cannes | Ep. 6 in Cannes and St. Tropez Today's episode is brought to you by Reel Paper. Use code Luxury for 25% off your order today. Visit them at and Dan decided last minute to fly from Barcelona to Nice with Cannes being the destination. Staying at the InterContinental Carlton in Cannes they were pleasantly surprised about how nice people were and the service was perfect. Took a day trip to St. Tropez and were slightly disappointed. Check out the details and see where we ended up.Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend who will be inspired. Visit to learn more about this and future episodesSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Five Star Hotel and Most Expensive Sushi | Ep. 6 Kate and Dan Travel to Monaco Today's episode is brought to you by Reel Paper. Use code LUXURY for 25% off your order today.Kate and Dan travel to Monaco staying at the Metropole Hotel and eat at the famed Michelin star restaurant Yoshi.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Galapagos | Meet The Guides: Pacha Mama, Incredible Wildlife, and Passionate Naturalists Here’s the inside scoop on this episode. In late 2021 I traveled to the Galapagos and thought it would be fun to try something new on the pod.  My goal was to capture the stories of locals, guides, and even some of the wildlife through sounds and live experiences.  So what you’re about to hear is a compilation of interviews, live sounds from our explorations, and hopefully a whole lotta inspiration!  We discuss what makes the Galapagos utterly unique in the world, what it was like for some of our guides to grow up without electricity, cross the Pacific in a canoe, and bike ride across South America. But most importantly - these special folks share the lessons they hope visitors to these enchanted islands walk away with.   Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
37. Backroads Travel | Adventures around the world for active families, 3 favorite family trips to Glacier National Park, Mallorca and Costa Rica and answers to your questions Join Hannah and me as we talk about active trips with Backroads Travel. If you’ve never been on this type of trip and are curious to know if it’s right for your family, Hannah answers many of your questions about what it’s really like. She shares what types of activities travelers do on multi-adventure trips and the varying levels of hotels they stay in. We also talk about how to “dip your toe in” by going on one of the short weekend getaways and Hannah’s favorite off-the-beaten-path trips.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Luxury Buyer Personas In Luxury Travel In this episode we discuss luxury buyer personas. What are they, why do you need them and how do they fit into a larger marketing strategy for a luxury travel brand?Support the show (
How To Create Smart Luxury Marketing Strategies In this episode we teach you why you need to invest time and energy in a proper strategy first before you can start your actual luxury travel marketing campaigns. We also talk about what should be included in a strategy project and how we at Jadewolf Marketing plan out ours.Support the show (
What Is A Digital Marketing Funnel? If you are still thinking that digital marketing consists of just having a pretty homepage, doing a little bit of SEO, social media and maybe dabbling in Google Ads, think again! The field of digital marketing has evolved and if you want to generate high-net-worth leads and bookings for your business, you better get up to speed!Support the show (
Media Buying For Luxury Travel As part of our series on funnels we start off this week with media buying. What is it, how it should be done and what is the relevance for luxury travel marketing.Support the show (
Content Marketing For Luxury Travel What is content marketing? How does content fit into a luxury marketing funnel? In this episode you will learn what the phrase content is king, context is queen really means and how most companies go wrong when it comes to their online content.Support the show (
Email Marketing & Automation For Luxury Travel In part four in our series on digital marketing funnels for luxury travel we talk about email marketing and marketing automation. Find out why it is a crucial component in every marketing strategy but is often executed poorly due to a lack of awareness.Support the show (
Mainstream Media For Luxury Travel (Google, Facebook and so on) Returning to some digital marketing, this week we talk about mainstream media for luxury marketing funnels when it comes to travel. Google, Facebook, Instagram and all the other mainstream media options out there. Useful or a waste of money?Support the show (
Attribution Modelling For Luxury Travel Good online marketing is nothing without good data. But how and what kind of data should you collect if you want to measure and optimize your luxury marketing funnel?Support the show (
Common Issues In Luxury Hospitality Marketing We're starting a new 3-episode mini series on common issues in luxury travel marketing in 2019. Our first episode will be about the luxury hospitality industry. Tune in if you are a luxury hotel or resort marketer that is looking for some solutions. Support the show (
Common Marketing Issues For Luxury Travel Agencies The last part of our 3-part miniseries on common issues covers luxury travel agents and agencies. What issues do they have to deal with, when is it time to start with online marketing and what are the challenges that come with it.Support the show (
How To Evaluate Publishers & Influencers For Media Buying Want to find out how to evaluate media kits, audiences and reach? Are you working on your first luxury media mix? In this episode we teach you what kind of metrics to look out for, what to ask and how to avoid the fakes influencers that are out there.Support the show (
Online Traffic Drivers From Exotic Markets (Eastern Europe, Asia...) If you are selling luxury travel services, you need to start looking beyond just Europe and North America, there are a lot of cool technologies and social media platforms available in the rest of the world.Support the show (
The 10 Basic Rules of Luxury Copywriting If you want to sell luxury travel services or products, your copy needs to be on point. Everyday I see mistakes with luxury copywriting. A lot of brands want to sell six-figure service packages but are not willing to invest into great copy. Listen to this episode and be different!Support the show (
Video Marketing For Luxury Travel Do you want to employ video in your luxury marketing strategy? Good idea! But there are a lot of things that go into well-thought out video marketing. Learn the basics for luxury here!Support the show (
CRO (Conversion-Rate-Optimization) For Luxury Travel You spend countless dollars or euros on targeted traffic, maybe spend even more time on generating links and building up your social media reach and now what? If you want your precious online traffic to convert properly then you better look into CRO.Support the show (
The 10 Basic Rules of Email Marketing For Luxury Travel You got a newsletter. Great, but is that everything that is out there in terms of email marketing? And how do you craft email that is read by millionaires and billionaires? Tune in and find out.Support the show (
Big Data For Luxury Travel Big Data = Big Words. But what is it? How do you use it? Where do you collect it? And what is the use in the context of marketing to affluent travelers? Tune in to get a primer on big data for luxury travel!Support the show (
The 10 Basic Rules Of Social Media For Luxury Travel Social media is not a magic wand that will grow your luxury travel business with no effort, but it can be a powerful tool to get awareness and reach similar customers to the ones you already have. Tune in to get the insight on what our 10 basic rules on social media for luxury travel are.Support the show (
Native Advertising For Luxury Travel Content that looks organic and natural but is actually paid. It is everywhere nowadays, from blogs to news sites or review portals. Find out how to leverage this style of content marketing for luxury travel.Support the show (
How To Increase Engagement With Video Marketing If you think video is just for Zoom calls with customers then you need to learn a thing or two. Tune in and get inspired on how to use video for engagement, closing and retention in luxury travel.Support the show (
A World Without 3rd Party Cookies Google Chrome announced in 2019 that they will phase out 3rd party cookies in 2022. This will change the digital advertising landscape forever. If you want to be on top of things and ready for a new technology eco-system when the time comes tune in now!Support the show (
How To Scale Your High-Net-Worth Lead Generation In today's episode, Luba and I talk about how to scale your high-net-worth lead generation, once you have hit  profitability with your digital marketing strategy in your business. If you are working in superyachting, private aviation or travel, tune in and learn how to grow your company long-term.Support the show (
The 10 Most Common Mistakes In Luxury Hospitality Marketing It is time for some tough love. Listen to this episode and make sure you are not committing these 10 cardinal sins of luxury hospitality marketing!Support the show (
How To Use Emotional Resonance In Your Luxury Marketing Did you ever feel like an ad or website really speaks to you? Did you ever feel an instant connection to a brand, service or product and knew you had to buy it no matter what? If yes, then you have experienced emotional resonance. Tune in to learn more about how to use this neuromarketing concept in your luxury marketing.Support the show (
Implicit Codes In Luxury Branding What are you trying to express with your luxury brand? Power, status, freedom, beauty, harmony or something else? Are these emotions helping you sell or are you missing the beat? Tune in to find out how to use implicit codes in your luxury marketing.Support the show (
How To Market A Luxury Travel Company At Different Stages Are you a solo-travel agent? A travel agency? A yacht sales broker? A vacation rental team of five? An in-house hospitality team with over 50 specialists? No matter where you're at in your business, your marketing and technology efforts need to be adapted to the stage your company is in as well as to your goals. Tune into this extra-long episode on mapping your growth goals to your business model and development stage.Support the show (
Message Mining For Luxury Copywriting What excites affluent consumers about your brand? How do you develop luxury USPs, and how do you prioritize them? And finally, how can you distill that missing element that people call the "luxury dream"? In this episode we will answer all of these questions.Support the show (
The Limbic Map & Emotional Archetypes In Luxury Marketing Ever heard of neuromarketing? It governs how we react, based on our 5 senses and emotions, to advertising and branding. If you want to learn more about how the limbic system influences every purchase decision in luxury marketing, tune in now!Support the show (
How Brand Awareness Influences Conversions In Luxury Travel Is your affluent prospect problem aware, brand aware or even product aware? Or has he or she just seen your logo somewhere on a billboard or in some luxury magazine? Learn how to raise brand awareness the right way in this week's episode!Support the show (
How A Data-Driven Mindset Can Transform Your Business Being data-driven means a lot of different things for different people. In this episode we go deep and break down exactly what a data-driven mindset is and how you can apply it to your business, no matter what stage it is in. Support the show (
Why Sales & Marketing Need To Be Aligned In Luxury Travel In this episode we explain why there is sometimes a toxic relationship between sales & marketing in luxury travel companies and how you can align these departments for optimal performance. Support the show (
Personalization In Luxury Marketing Let's dive into the different options that marketers have if they want to personalize their campaigns, their content and their channel mix to each individual HNWI persona they have in their business. Support the show (
CRMs & Sales Enablement In Luxury Travel Are you still using excel sheets, outlook and your phone to organize your customer data and sales activities? If yes, then you need to listen to this episode and upgrade your process so you can start closing bigger deals, faster and more efficient than ever before.Support the show (
Audio Marketing For Luxury Travel Hearing is one of your most important senses. Nonetheless it is the one that is most often neglected by luxury marketers. Be it online or in the physical world. Tune into this episode if you want to take control of your audio marketing and start enchanting HNW-customers.Support the show (
How Can Boutique Hotels Compete Against Large Luxury Hotel Brands? David vs Goliath, the major luxury hospitality franchise against the small but artsy and beautiful luxury boutique resort. Who will win the business? Tune in to find out.Support the show (
Why Paid Advertising Is The Key To Business Growth The Luxury Travel Marketer returns after a three month hiatus with new episodes! In this one we talk about paid advertising as the number one growth driver in any mature luxury travel company. Tune in if you want to learn why paid advertising is so important for long-term growth! Support the show (
What Needs To Be Part Of A Solid Luxury Marketing Strategy? In this episode we deep dive into digital luxury plans and why they are so essential for every luxury company in aviation, yachting, hospitality or travel. A lot of people skip points or leave out important elements when it comes to marketing plans and end up regretting it later. Listen to this episode if you want to make sure that you are ticking all the boxes. Support the show (
What Kind Of Website Attracts High-Net-Worth Individuals? Designing websites is hard. Designing a website that delivers a great experience to high-net-worth-individuals and promotes your services and products in a non-aggressive but sophisticated way is especially hard. If you want to have a checklist of important web design elements that you need to have on your luxury travel website tune in! Support the show (
Why Do You Need Sophisticated Marketing Analytics? Why should you measure yourself when running luxury marketing campaigns? Where did those luxury hotel direct bookings or superyacht charter leads come from? Did they lead to additional sales or word of mouth referrals? How big should your next campaign budget be? Let's answer some of these questions in this week's episode. Support the show (
Burgundy | Le Relais Bernard Loiseau: A Chef’s Legacy, The French Art de Vivre, and World Class Wines Today we’re headed into the heart of Burgundy for an education on French cuisine and hospitality.  We’ll start by meeting an infinitely interesting cast of characters - first, my guest Bérangère Loiseau. Then we’ll learn about her mother, Dominique (a biochemist turned top hotelier) and finally, Bérangère’s world-famous chef of a father, Bernard Loiseau.  Along the way we’ll learn interesting tidbits on what it takes to become a 3 Michelin Star Chef, how Chef Bernard Loiseau changed the culinary world, and how the family turned their passion for food and hospitality into one of the top hotels in France - Le Relais Bernard Loiseau.  Bérangère and I also discuss the glitz and glamour of old Burgundy, why this is the perfect stop on your route across France, and how to enjoy the French art of living.   Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
36. Namibia | Exploring the desolate, beautiful landscape, staying in shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast, stargazing in Sossusvlei, 4 of the big 5 wildlife, photography, fat tire ebiking, ATVs, hot air ballooning and starbeds! Join Scott and me as we talk about Namibia. Even more so than other African safari destinations, Namibia is a photographer’s dream. We take you to the desolate beauty of Deadvlei, the shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast, and kayaking with seals in Walvis Bay.   We touch on the culture and history of the local tribes and the ancient cave paintings that have survived centuries. And of course, we’ll talk about the best luxury lodges like Serra Cafema, &Beyond Sossusvlei, and the very unique Shipwreck Lodge.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
BRIAN JACKMAN (West With The Light Author & Journalist) - Life In The Wild This is Brian's second very kind foray onto our podcast - he has travelled so extensively in Africa that we could record hundreds of safari podcast episodes with him. His story telling manner, as well as the safari stories themselves, is spell binding. He has just released his memoirs West With The Light and if you only ever read one book about Africa read that.
'Britain's best wildlife writer' – The Scotsman
''A beautifully written book' – Tony Fitzjohn
'Don't send him to Torremolinos; it's not his kind of tundra.' Such was the mantra of The Sunday Times when considering assignments for Brian Jackman, for whom deserts, rain forests and mountain ranges have always been more enticing habitats. After decades spent travelling and writing about the places and wildlife that have inspired him, one of the world's most experienced naturalists has turned his focus onto the story of his inspirational life.
'This is no ordinary autobiography', he says. West with the Light sweeps through Jackman's wartime evacuation, grammar school, Soho jazz clubs of the '50s and the navy to a career in travel journalism to which his first marriage gave way before he found a new, true and more lasting love that abides to this day in his beloved rural Dorset.
Beginning with memories of Edwardian London and the growth of suburbia, it provides a vivid portrayal of post-war travel and the rise of a new sort of tourism - ecotourism - set against the background of the most turbulent decades the world has ever known. Through it all shines Jackman's lifelong love of nature, instilled by childhood holidays in the West country and the stories that led to his passion for Africa and the big cats that that still walk through his life and dreams.
Rippling across continents with Jackman's natural charm and hallmark stylish prose, his recollections include lively first-hand encounters with pioneering wildlife conservationists like George and Joy Adamson, Iain and Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Richard Leakey, Gavin Maxwell and Jonathan Scott.
Travellers, wildlife enthusiasts, writers and anyone with a love of adventure will adore this book.
35. Australia | Kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles, the Great Barrier Reef, the best views of the Sydney Opera House, bridge climbs high above the harbor and other crazy & cool experiences Join Drew and me as we talk about Australia. Australia is an ideal destination as it combines the best of active and adventurous travel, with incredible restaurants, wineries, people, and accommodations. We talk about experiences you can have near the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback, Tasmania, and other islands.   We also touch on animal encounters - where to swim with whale sharks or great whites and the best places to see kangaroos and crocodiles. There are so many opportunities to connect with locals - whether they are a beekeeper, owner of a prestigious pearl company, notable winemaker, or true Aussie cowboy. And of course, we’ll talk about the best luxury hotels like One&Only Wolgan Valley, Longitude 131, and an update on the rebuilding of Southern Ocean Lodge.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Malta | Damon Allan: The Order of Malta, Village Feasts, and 7,000 Years of History Today we’re discussing the historical destination of Malta. This small chain of islands in the Mediterranean Sea has been smack dab in the middle of African, Arab, and European conquests for over 7,000 years.   If the word Malta conjures up cute white puppies and James Bond like movie scenes, I think you’ll find that’s not quite the truth.  Our guest today is Damon Camilleri Allan, our partner in planning trips to this island nation. We discuss everything from village feasts, to The Order of Malta, to the interesting melting pot that is the Maltese culture.  Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
KIM WOLHUTER (Famous Wildlife Filmmaker) - Life In The Wild We were so honoured that Kim agreed to do our podcast - he has made so many immeasurably magical wildlife programs, all completely unique because Kim actually immerses himself into his subjects lives, gains their trust and thereby catches a lot of unseen footage of the species he is following. Man Cheetah Wild is one of the best cheetah programs we have ever seen.

"It’s about the lifestyle and cameras provide me with the challenge to bring home stunning images and footage to share with the world helping create an international awareness in Africa’s wildlife.
I spend years in the field following my film subjects allowing me to become very intimate with them until they behave in the most natural way and ignore my presence.
It goes beyond that too, when the animals grant me the absolute privilege of becoming a part of their lives. There is little, if anything, in life that can be more gratifying. It brings us back to the day when we too (man) used to roam the African plains living alongside these wild animals. A far more natural way of filming…
It would be very selfish of me to experience and live this special life without sharing it with the world.
So yes, maybe it is about the camera…
I had the good fortune of spending my early years growing up in the wilds of Africa: the Kruger National Park, South Africa, where my father, Henry Wolhuter, was the Head Ranger.
My grandfather, Harry Wolhuter, the very first ranger of the Kruger National Park, is a national legend being the only man ever to kill an adult male lion single handed with a knife after it had pulled him from his horse.
After my 2 years national service in the South African mounted infantry and a degree in Grassland Science I entered the wildlife arena managing a game farm in Botswana. Later I served as Senior Warden of Mlawula Nature Reserve in Swaziland before taking up the camera.
Today I find myself following the family tradition, although in a slightly different way, making documentaries on southern African Wildlife. Since 1988 I have made wildlife documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.
I have now developed a very different niche in the wildlife filmmaking market, where I spend at least 2yrs on a production, getting to bond and develop very intimate relationships with my film subjects, all wild African animals. In the past these have included Leopard, Hyaena, Cheetah and African Wild Dogs. Through these intimate alliances I am not only able to document the animal’s lives up close and personal, but people are seeing these animals in a way they’ve never seen them before and are able to engage more with the animal and almost feel what it’s like to be that animal. I walk, run, hunt and sleep with these animals so much so that they completely accept my presence so everything I document is totally natural behaviour. This intimacy also provides a new look into animal behaviour, which at times is new to science.
I have a very unique and natural affinity to develop these relationships with wild animals. Currently I live on Sango Wildlife Reserve in the Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe, where I’m out every day and often all night living alongside my film subjects. This is no job, but a true passion handed down through generations of our Wolhuter family.
Before retiring in 1948 after 44 years service in the Kruger National Park my grandfather Harry wrote: “My long experience has taught me that, thrilling the pleasures of shooting undoubtedly are, infinitely greater and far more lasting pleasure and interest can be obtained from the observation and study of wild animals, unafraid and uninterfered with, in their natural haunts; and I have never regretted my metamorphosis from hunter to guardian!”
I can only hope he would be proud of me today…"
34. Kenya | The Great Migration, the big five, learning about the Samburu and Masai cultures and the iconic Giraffe Manor Join Warren and me as we talk about Kenya. We talk about the best times and places to see the Great Migration, and the variety of game drives you can go on outside of a vehicle. We touch on the special people to meet and the cultural experiences to have with the Samburu and Masai tribes and learn about when it’s possible to see the singing wells. And of course, we’ll talk about the best luxury lodges like Angama Mara, Ol Donyo, and Mara Plains as well as our favorite places to stay in Nairobi.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
The Evolution of Travel | Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso Today’s show is about the evolution of travel - from the golden age of plane travel starting in the late 40s, to the excesses of the 80s, to the rapid changes brought about by the internet, 9/11, and the Covid-19 Pandemic.  My guest today is one of the most influential people in the luxury travel world, Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso Travel.  Matthew tells stories of how travel planning was done before the internet and explains what Virtuoso is and why every luxury traveler should know about it. We also discuss the benefits of travel, how we can think about sustainability as we come out of Covid, and how high end luxury travelers actually have more in common with backpackers than you might think.    Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
GORDIE & FELICIA CHURCH (Safaris Unlimited) - Life In The Wild You really get a sense of what being on safari with Gordie & Felicia would be like in this amazing insight into some of their own safari experiences. They are such a wonderful safari couple, with two wild safari babies now having joined their family. Safaris Unlimited runs some of the most exclusive riding safaris in Kenya, with top quality horses and remote campsites in the Masai Mara, Laikipia and Amboseli. Gordie's family have such a long standing history in Kenya which is also fascinating.
Versailles | Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle: A Dream Hotel INSIDE The Walls of Versailles Imagine yourself standing in a huge square… light glinting off gilded gates adorned with sun shaped medallions. The scent of lemon trees and orange blossoms fills the air. You’re surrounded by the spirit of some of the most important historical figures who have ever lived.  When you realize you’re not in a dream, you’ll see that you’re standing at the Palace of Versaille. And shortly thereafter, be whisked away to a private 12 room hotel on the grounds of the palace called Le Grand Contrôle. Our guest today, is Julien Révah, the General Manager of this new experience from Airelles. When staying with Julien and his team, you’ll have access to after hours tours of the palace and private tours of the Petit Trianon.  Julien and I chat about the restoration of this wing of Versailles, the amazing experiences you can have (think: Versailles period costume dinners!), and how this nook of the world played a part in changing history.    Learn more at Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
33. Rwanda | Mountain gorilla trekking, seeing chimpanzees, hippos and black rhinos, Singita and other luxury camps Join Dylan and me as we talk about the resilient country of Rwanda. We dive into what a day of gorilla trekking is really like and why it’s such a magical experience. We talk about the difference between trekking from Rwanda and Uganda and you’ll learn which is Dylan’s favorite. We touch on the culture of Rwanda’s people and how warm and welcoming they are. We also share which countries are best to pair with a trip to Rwanda. And of course, we’ll talk about the best luxury lodges like One&Only, Singita, and Bisate.   Visit for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
RYAN WILMOT (The Safaricologist) - Life In The Wild We've known Ryan for years and are thrilled to say he has now joined The Luxury Safari Company team since leaving the Zambian bush to be with his wife and forthcoming baby. His time guiding has meant that he has tonnes of tales of living the safari lifestyle - here are just a few.

Ryan Wilmot has spent the past 17 years as a professional guide and camp manager in some of Southern Africa’s top lodges, National parks, and private reserves. He holds an honors degree in Nature Conservation which is the foundation for his deep understanding of the natural environment. He is a fully qualified guide in South Africa and Zambia, and favors unique experiences, like game viewing on foot or canoeing some of the wildest waters out there. He has a passion for people and their re-connection to the environment. He sees every safari as an opportunity to learn, about nature of course, but also human and wildlife behaviour. He has hung up his full time guiding boots to allow for family commitments but is dedicated to tailoring the most amazing and memorable safaris for his clients and preparing them for adventures of a lifetime. His priority is exceeding your safari expectations.
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