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Updated On: Nov 06, 2023
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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.
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.
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 www.jadewolfmarketing.com
‎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.

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 fortnigh” id-for-player=”806xMuTQpjY” id=”citizen-femmes-passport-to-podcast-8h9Jqe357B0″ link=”/station/citizen-femmes-passport-to-podcast-8h9Jqe357B0/” vid=”8h9Jqe357B0″ csrf=”L40qLdLc6dEGy8cJdC5pnmiaGCJKj60BsyYBZJARsExtMwQW4JnSio6ih5L53ZVF” verification-image=”https://image1.vurbl.com/vurbl/vms-13-1-11-d305a35/img/veri.svg” entity-type=”station” is-authorized=”false” position=”vertical”>
‎Citizen Femme's Passport to… Podcast The Citizen Femme podcast is created by women for women who love to travel in style.

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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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Adventures in Luxury Travel – The Newsletter If you love the Adventures in Luxury Travel podcast, you are going to LOVE the newsletter even more! We open our Little Black Book and share our favorite highlights and hidden gems from around the world every Wednesday morning in your inbox.   You’ll be in the know about coveted places – like the hottest new hotel in Italy, the best coffee shop in Cape Town, our favorite boutique for espadrilles in Madrid, the best place for heli-fishing in Alaska, and the most luxurious lodge in Botswana.  The Adventures in Luxury Travel podcast is on vacation for a while to attend to the many clients we have traveling around the world.  So subscribe to the newsletter edition today at truvaytravel.com/subscribe or simply send me an email to [email protected].  And when the podcast is back from vacation you will be the first to know!
Aerial BVI | Britnie Turner: A Life Changing Private Island I’m excited today to be speaking with renaissance woman and extremely successful entrepreneur, Britnie Turner. Britnie realized her calling for giving back at a young age and decided her path forward was in building triple bottom line businesses. One of Britnie’s newest ventures is Aerial Private Island in the British Virgin Islands. A true paradise, Aerial is a place you can get away, focus on discovering your life’s purpose, and reset your wellness. You might find yourself kissing a zebra, kiteboarding, or enjoying the company of guests who are setting out to change the world.  Britnie and I talk about everything from manifesting, to Sir Richard Branson, to how her island has already begun to change lives.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Dolomite Mountains | Agustina Lagos Marmol: Climbing, Culture, and Cuisine Today we’re heading to the far north of Italy to the Dolomites and Lake Garda. This magical region is full of craggy spires, sheer cliff faces, verdant valleys, and gorgeous lakes. No wonder it’s recognized by UNESCO, will be the home of the next Winter Olympics, and inspires travelers from around the world.  My guest today is my partner in the region, Agustina Lagos Marmol. Before starting her company, Agustina was an intrepid mountain guide – taking guests climbing all over the world. Her love for the Dolomites in particular always kept her coming back and she’s now cycled, hiked, or skied almost every inch of the region.  We discuss everything from the ancient Ladin culture, to World War I history, to incredible mountain adventures finished off with gourmet meals and fabulous wine. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
West Africa | Expert Panel: Rituals, Traditions, and Stories from Togo, Ghana, and Benin We’re shaking it up today with a panel of experts from a very interesting region of the world, southern West Africa. Together we’ll explore the countries of Ghana, Benin, and Togo, learn more about the religion of voodoo, and understand how a truly authentic experience can transform your way of thinking.  Our guests today are Alberto Nicheli, Founder of the travel company TransAfrica, Cedi Jaba, one of the preeminent bead makers in all of Africa, and Egbatao Djato, a top guide in the region and educated scholar on both Western and West African cultures.  What I love about this episode is how passionate all three are about the region and about sharing their experiences with visitors.     Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
English Countryside | Expert Panel: Dreamy Landscapes, Active Adventures, and Ancient Cultures Today we’re whisking you away to the English Countryside. Specifically The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. This region is home to the highest peaks and the deepest lakes, yet it remains a well kept secret that I think more people should visit.  In the words local poet of William Wordsworth, “You may leave the Lake District, but once you’ve been, it’ll never leave you.”  My guests today are Matt Loveland and Ben Walker who are avid outdoor enthusiasts, fantastic guides, and partners of mine working with Wilderness England. We talk about everything from the famed Coast to Coast hike, to sailing the British Isles, to the local heritage and culture of this region.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Japan | Expert Panel We’re shaking it up today with a panel of local experts from Japan! Together we’ll explore the bustling capital of Tokyo, learn about Shegundo and the Yamabushi monks, and dive deep into the cuisine of this fascinating country.  Our guests today are: Wataru Takahashi, CEO of Wondertrunk, our partner in the region. Marc Matsumoto, an author, TV Personality, and Japanese cuisine expert, and Takeharu Kato, a Yamabushi Monk who is dedicated to promoting his culture in a way that can help people around the world.  What I love about this episode is hearing each of these experts speak about their passions and seeing how similar threads in Japanese culture continue to arise. Whether it be patience and expertise in all arenas, or a focus on beauty, or a simple mantra to stay in the present – it’s a portrait that will certainly make you want to uncover all that is Japan.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cozy Earth.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Mongolia | Undraa Buyannemekh Today we’re discussing the country of Mongolia, and all the riches it has to offer. This is a place where “the big picture gets bigger.” The home of snow leopards, wild horses, the hypnotic dunes of the silk road, and of course the warm hospitality of the Mongolian people.  My guest today is my partner in the region, Undraa Buyannemekh. Her passion for bringing the experience of Mongolia to life is contagious. We discuss everything from misconceptions about the country, to differing concepts of wealth across the world, to creating experiences that can broaden your perspective.  Whether you’ve been to Mongolia or you’re just curious about it, this episode is sure to teach you something new.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cozy Earth.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Washington DC | The Hay-Adams Today we are visiting the Capitol of the United States, Washington DC! The city is our government’s seat of power, yes, but it is also so much more. This is a place where history is palpable. Where great ideas became great institutions. And despite what might be boiling in the outside world, here, you can still find a sense of hope.  I’m chatting today with Nicolas Beliard, the General Manager of The Hay-Adams. The property sits literally… right next to the White House and its location is famous for having been a hub of intellectual activity for more than 100 years.  Nicolas and I talk about everything from great spots to get out and go hiking, to the best museums, to The Hay-Adams’ history and famous past guests.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cozy Earth. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Botswana | Wilderness Destinations: Expert Panel Today we’re heading to the magical country of Botswana. It’s a dream world where you very might well come across a gorgeous sunset, framed by a rainbow, arching over two baby leopards. Sounds fantastical, but I have actually seen it. The other things you can see in Botswana like the Eden that is Chobe and encountering San Bushmen in the Kalahari are also sure to blow you away.  My guests today are an amazing panel of safari and Botswana experts. We have Attorney Vasco who grew up on a farm outside of Maun and is now the head guiding manager for Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Craig Glatthaar who has spent countless years in the bush and helps market all of Wilderness’ projects to North America, and Vince Shacks who is a true expert in conservation.  We talk in depth about what makes Botswana special, how Wilderness Destinations is set up perfectly to showcase this country, and the group tells some fantastic stories of wildlife and crazy encounters.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cozy Earth.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Italy | Fulvio De Bonis: Falling in Love with Travel Through Art Today we’re talking about the intersection of art and travel. Understanding the art of a country, whether that be renaissance paintings, local craftsmanship, or even beautifully presented food – is a way to truly uncover the soul of a people. To paraphrase Chuck Klosterman, art and love are really the same thing: they’re about recognizing and appreciating yourself in others.   My guest today is my friend Fulvio De Bonis. Fulvio is an art historian, guide, and owner of one of the top luxury travel companies in Italy. We chat about his childhood in Rome, his philosophy that all of life is art, and some insanely special travel experiences that can get even the non-art lover excited about the subject.  Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Wyoming | Reid Creek Lodge: A Working Ranch, Authentic Experiences, and Oregon Trail History My guest today is Andrea Nicholas Perdue, CEO of Wagonhound Holdings and the visionary behind Reid Creek Lodge in Southeast Wyoming.  If you’re a fan of the show Yellowstone, Reid Creek Lodge is the stuff of your dreams. Nestled against a mountain range, far from the grip of your technological worries, this is a place where you can truly get back to what’s important. Camp out with your family, spend time with ranch hands caring for the horses, or just learn what it means to play, slow down, and enjoy.   Andrea and I discuss everything from what goes into managing a working ranch, to some fun Oregon Trail history, to how true hospitality is the new definition of luxury. Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
St. Barths | Eden Rock: Old World Glamour in The Caribbean Today we’re headed to the magical island of St. Barths. While enjoying vibrant turquoise seas, beautiful hikes in the mountains, and powdery white sand may feel very Caribbean, there’s another undercurrent at play here. The vibe is decidedly French, and the world class food, shopping, and nightlife blends gorgeously with the island's Caribbean roots.  My guest today is Fabrice Moizan, GM of the famous Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths. Fabrice is himself French but has lived on the island for almost a decade. We talk about the blended roots of St. Barths, the feeling you get when you step into Eden Rock, and all that this little island has to offer.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
India | Mahesh Natarajan: Physical & Emotional Transformation in The Himalayas Today we are visiting the Himalayan region of India, birthplace of Yoga and Ayurveda, and famed location of the ashrams visited by The Beatles and in Eat Pray Love.  My guest today is Mahesh Natarajan, the COO of Ananda, a destination spa resort set in the foothills of the Himalayas. Ananda is one of those rare places where you can experience both total physical and spiritual transformation while enjoying a luxurious setting.  In addition to deep wellness and spa experiences, Ananda is also a great jumping off spot to explore the region. Mahesh and I chat about everything from the core principles of Ayurveda to art, and local culture.  Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
(Rerun) Alaska | Owner Kirsten Dixon, Winterlake Lodge, Tutka Bay Lodge: Sustainability, Alaskan Cuisine, and Enjoying the Bright & Shiny Parts of Life Today’s show is about Alaska and two of it’s top luxury lodges, Winterlake and Tutka Bay Lodge. But it’s also about so much more! Our guest is owner and chef, Kirsten Dixon and after our recording I was asking her to be my mentor!  Alaska is a destination that captures the imaginations of people from all over the world. It’s pristine beauty and rugged wilderness have so much to teach us. Travel has always been near and dear to my heart because it helps us to feel small, to realize how wide the world is around us – and Alaska is the perfect place to experience this.  Kirsten reminds us all to drink up the bright and shiny parts of life and shares her experiences of Alaska with us. We discuss everything from wildlife and helicopter adventures, to story telling with shots of vodka, to cooking with your heart and soul.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
56. Ol Donyo | Relais & Chateaux lodge in Kenya, starbeds, outdoor showers, safari by horse, mountain biking, walking or running Join James and me to learn about Ol Donyo, one of my favorite safari lodges in Kenya.  Situated on the border of Chyulu Hills National Park, this lodge has both incredible wildlife viewing and as a Relais & Chateaux property, delicious food.  There is so much to love about Ol Donyo – the hide, the views, the rooms, the active adventures, and most importantly the people and the wildlife.  Their sundowners are some of the best in Africa.  Their safari vehicles come equipped with professional cameras.   Enjoy bush breakfasts after a horseback ride, dining around in a different spot each meal, and after a day of adventuring treat yourself to a massage or do some yoga on your patio gazing out at the animals.   *Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – a special, exclusive breakfast, lunch or dinner in the hide, overlooking the animals at the watering hole.    Visit truvaytravel.com/56 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Holiday Special | Holiday Traditions from Italy, Scotland, and Israel Though we may celebrate some of the same holidays across regions and countries, we all do them so differently. Understanding those differences can help us to understand each other, it adds beauty to the season, and might even give you a new destination for your wishlist.  Chatting holiday traditions with me today are Stevie Christie, of Wilderness Group in Scotland, Fulvio De Bonis CEO of Imago Artis in Italy, and Alon Siedner, CEO of Travex in Israel.  Fulvio takes us back to his childhood in Italy, Alon explains the cultural and historical context of Hanukkah in Israel, and Stevie takes us on a wild ride for Hogmanay, the New Years Eve celebration in Scotland.  What you’ll learn from this episode… is there are no strangers in the world, only friends you haven’t met yet.  So my friends, I hope you have a joyous holiday season ahead, be safe, thank you for listening!   Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
55. Hotel AWA | Surround yourself with Chile’s volcanoes, lakes, rivers and fjords, go on active and cultural excursions, enjoy the locally based culinary program Join Mili and me to learn about the architecturally impressive Hotel AWA, a remote, boutique property on the edge of beautiful Lake Llanquihue on the northern edge of Patagonia.  The views from the rooms (and the pool) are stunning!  Mili shares that AWA was the first Certified B corp hotel in Chile and how they took the initiative to expand their offerings, while being environmentally conscious, through the use of e-bikes instead of cars for many excursions.   Gastronomy lovers – AWA’s culinary program uses produce from their own farm, local products, and a mix of local and international cuisine as a central part of the experience.  Top that off with delicious Chilean wines and you will be well nourished for your active adventures. *Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – an exclusive, romantic dinner for two at the end of the pier.   Visit truvaytravel.com/55 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
(Rerun) Iceland | Owner, Iceland Encounter, Erling Aspelund: Secret Hikes, Stunning Landscapes, and How Iceland Will Recover Quickly Post Covid Today we’re chatting about one of my favorite countries for active travelers, Iceland! While luxury in other countries may mean five star hotels and spas, true luxury in this corner of the world looks more like private guides inviting you into their homes, having parts of the other-worldly landscape all to yourself, horseback riding to a private picnic near a waterfall, or helicoptering up to hike on a glacier. Our guest today is Erling Aspelund, Owner of Iceland Encounter. After many years working in the corporate world in the US, Erling and his family traveled home to pursue their passion for travel and design a better Icelandic travel experience. Today Iceland Encounter is probably the top luxury travel company in Iceland. Erling and I discuss secret hikes, the fabulous landscapes and wow moments he’s created for travelers. We also touch on how the Icelandic culture lends itself to working together, and how that will help the country recover quickly post-Covid. Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Rome | Villa Spalletti Trivelli: History, Intrigue, and Count Andrea Spalletti’s Top Spots in Rome Today we’re discussing the Eternal City of Rome. Of all the places in the world that I’ve been, this city holds a special place in my heart. It’s more than just a gorgeous open air museum. It has a heart and soul to it, created by thousands of years of messy yet beautiful human history.  We also have a very special guest with us today, my friend Andrea Spalletti who owns and runs Villa Spalletti Trivelli in the heart of the city. The Villa is Andrea’s family home, built in the late 1800s and as we talk a bit about it, you’ll come understand Roman and Italian history in a new light.  Andrea and I chat on everything from Italian wines, to hidden archeological ruins in the city, to up and coming neighborhoods that still feel Roman.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Brush Creek Ranch | COO, Michael Williams: The Spirit of the American West and the Wyoming Dude Ranch Our guest today is Michael Williams, COO of Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. Brush Creek is a working ranch with hundreds of years of history and 30,000 acres of stunning forest, rivers, grasslands, and mountains. This is the ultimate playground for all kinds of travelers – from first time visitors who have never seen a horse, to experienced ranch hands. From huge family gatherings to intimate honeymoons. When you visit Brush Creek, the outside world melts away so you can get back to nature, learn something new, and connect with those around you. Michael and I discuss what goes on behind the scenes of a huge operation like Brush Creek, some very special stories from past guests, and what makes the old west the perfect place to experience true hospitality.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
54. El Silencio | A remote Relais & Chateaux getaway in the Costa Rican cloud forest, hikes to waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding and yoga Join Jennifer and me to learn about this serene spot in the cloud forest of Costa Rica.  As it is a Relais & Chateaux property, you know the food will be divine whether you are eating in the dining room, taking a picnic on a hike to a waterfall, or having a private lunch at a special spot next to the river.  Their location affords them many on and off-property activities like hiking to waterfalls, rappelling, and river fishing.  They also offer rum, wine, and coffee tasting classes as well as cooking and cocktail classes. When you are ready to relax, have a massage in their spectacular spa room, practice yoga, or sit in your private jacuzzi.   *Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – lunch or dinner for two at Rancho Orquideas, the private venue perched next to the river.   Visit truvaytravel.com/54 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
(Rerun) Uniworld | CEO, Ellen Bettridge: A Floating Boutique Hotel, Lifelong Friendships, and Bucket List Destinations Our guest today is Ellen Bettridge, President and Global CEO of Uniworld River Cruises. Uniworld has 1200 employees and 21 ships and counting – and it’s also the first cruise line to be featured on our show.  But In my opinion, sailing with Uniworld is more like being in a floating boutique hotel than being on a cruise line. While the average ocean cruise takes 5,000 passengers – Uniworld ships clock in at about 120!  After you unpack and relax into one of the finest made beds in the world, you can watch the world by by from the top deck with a drink in hand, have a chef prepared dinner of locally sourced food and plan for the next day. Depending on where you’re sailing your choices will range from hiking and biking, to private history or museum tours, to wine tasting with a wine maker and more.  Ellen herself is a truly involved leader – though she’s held top exec positions across the cruise industry, she told me off air that she still keeps letters from guests in her desk and sails with repeat customers every year.  We discuss everything from the private art collection on board each ship, to new destinations, to the lemon chicken recipe that is Ellen’s favorite. If you’ve ever been curious about river cruising – you’ll love hearing all this detail.   Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Virgin Galactic | President (Commercial), Blair Rich: The Transformative Experience of Space Travel On today’s show we’re not visiting a particular hotel, city, or even country. We’re looking up. Up, past the layers of our atmosphere and in – to space. While space has historically been reserved for elite astronauts, we have now reached the age where this dream can become reality for more and more people. My guest today is Blair Rich, President and Chief Business Officer of the commercial side of Virgin Galactic. The company is the world’s first commercial spaceline dedicated to the mission of Space for All.  If you’ve never heard of the Overview Effect, I hope this episode will help you understand why getting more and more people to space can have a profound impact on our world. Most astronauts report being forever changed and seeing the world as a borderless planet where earthly conflicts seem pointless.  Blair and I discuss why space travel is so important, what your experience as an astronaut with Virgin Galactic will be like, the amazing events and community you’ll get to be a part of, and some fun stories about the company and of course Richard Branson. Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
53. Manta Resort & Underwater Room | As far away from civilization as you may ever find yourself, sleep under the sea, shower under the stars, taste the freshest seafood Join Matt and me to learn about one of the most unique accommodations you’ll ever experience.  Matt shares how his family collaborated with the local community and government to create a sustainable resort that adds value to those who work there, live nearby, and those fortunate to visit.  It is an incredible example of doing well by doing good.  And there are so many active adventures on land and sea to enjoy while you are there!   *Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – venture out with a local for an authentic, hand-line fishing experience and bring your fresh catch back to be prepared for dinner.    Visit truvaytravel.com/53 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
South Africa | Singita: Meet the Guides This time we’re heading to the Sabi Sands and Kruger in South Africa for the safari of a lifetime! In the Kruger area, I saw more prides of lion than I ever have anywhere else, and in the Sabi Sands had ultra-close up encounters with leopard.  On this trip, I also visited all of Singita’s South Africa lodges, including Ebony Lodge, Boulders, Lebombo, and Sweni. I reveled in my private plunge pool, was stunned by the decor and gorgeous pops of color, thoroughly enjoyed the strong cocktails, and of course stood inspired by Singita’s amazing guides and team members.  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 conversations with one of our extremely accomplished wildlife guides, the cooking school chef, and Singita’s K9 anti-poaching expert.  We discuss so much in this episode from crazy wildlife stories, to Nelson Mandela, to becoming one of Africa’s first female guides, to giving back to the community. I hope you enjoy this very special episode of Luxury Travel Insider.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.   Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Nepal | Sangita Einhaus Shrestha: Dwarika’s, Where Guests are Gods Today we visit the magical country of Nepal. Known for soaring mountain peaks, gorgeous valleys, and the warmth of its people, Nepal is a country that captures hearts and minds like no other.  My guest today is Sangita Shrestha, owner of Dwarika’s Hotel and Dwarika’s Resort, properties that have a deep purpose and mission to preserve Nepal’s cultural heritage.  Sangita and I chat about Nepali hospitality, her work with children after the earthquake, and some fantastic experiences for guests.    Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Ghost City Tours | CEO, Tim Nealon: Experiencing History & Culture Through Ghost Stories In honor of Halloween, today’s show is all about ghosts and the paranormal!  My guest is Tim Nealon, Founder and CEO of Ghost City Tours, the largest ghost tour company in the world. In addition to entertaining hundreds of thousands of visitors on his ghost tours, Tim is an expert ghost hunter, cryptozoologist, software designer, and reptile conservationist.  We talk about everything from theories on ghosts, to the Loch Ness monster, to why ghost tours are amazing experiences even for non-believers.      Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Welcome to Season 2 of the Adventures in Luxury Travel Podcast! Season 2 of Adventures in Luxury Travel is back starting this Wednesday with even more unique experiences and destinations! If you are ready to learn about places and people that will inspire you to plan your next trip, make sure you follow and join me here each week.
52. Sheldon Chalet | “An exponential avalanche of WOW!,” the northern lights, glacier school, heli-adventures, luxuriating in place Join Marne and me as we talk about one of the most remote accommodations in the world.  Perched on the top of a rock outcropping in the middle of Denali National Park, you will find the one and only Sheldon Chalet.  We’ll learn the family history of how this remarkable place came to be and why guests feel so fortunate to be able to experience it.  Go there to see the northern lights, experience the midnight sun, break first tracks cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, and go on what is likely the world’s best sledding hill.   *Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – one-night pre/post stay at their beautiful 3-bedroom historic home in downtown Talkeetna.   Visit truvaytravel.com/52 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Wendy Perrin | Travel Trends & Tips From One of the World’s Top Travel Writers I’m so thrilled today to be speaking with travel writer and guru, Wendy Perrin. Wendy first came on the show a year ago, so I wanted to have her back to talk about updated trends, advice for parents traveling with kids, some of her personal favorites, and more.  If you haven’t heard of Wendy, she had an illustrious 25 year career at Conde Nast Traveler, is a published author, and runs WendyPerrin.com. She is renowned for her encyclopedic knowledge of travel and of course willingness to share.  I think you’ll find our chat refreshing, inspiring, and most importantly… fun! Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Red Carnation Hotel Group | Jonathan Raggett: Personal Stories and Making Travel Matter Today we’re transporting ourselves to the world of Red Carnation Hotels. If you haven’t heard of this hotel group, it’s probably because each of their properties is so unique and special that they don’t carry a brand name. Iconic spots come to mind like Ashford Castle and The Egerton House, which offer ultra personalized service with a family atmosphere.  My guest today is Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of the entire collection. Jonathan and his team are focused on every little detail at these boutique hotels. We cover how they’re picky about which local purveyors provide everything from the smoked salmon to the soaps. We also dive into their philosophy of “Make Travel Matter” and small ways in which your travel dollars can support local communities while giving you a truly authentic experience.  Jonathan’s passion for these beautiful, quirky, and globally inspired hotels shines throughout our conversation. I hope you take away some travel inspiration from this episode of Luxury Travel Insider.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Dubai | Expert Panel: A Land Where Dreams Become Reality Today we’re visiting Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. We’ll explore the bustling city, the desert landscape, the incredible man-made achievements, and the melting pot culture.  Our guests today are Emanuela Setterberg, GM of one of our favorite hotels in Dubai, One & Only The Palm and Tom Roelens, GM of the soon to open and highly anticipated, Atlantis The Royal.  While the properties are just 5 kilometers apart, they are worlds away from each other in terms of experience. From the calm oasis environment of The Palm to the glitz and glamor of The Royal. But… it’s what they have in common that is so special – the true heart of Emirati hospitality is on display.     Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
andBeyond | CEO, Joss Kent: Building Human & Wildlife Connections in Africa and Beyond I’m thrilled to take you on a journey today over to Africa, and to bits of Asia and South America too. But the core of our conversation will be about the fine balancing act between land, people, and wildlife.  Joss Kent, the CEO of andBeyond and former CEO of Abercrombie & Kent joins me today to explain how the three of these elements can and do work in concert to truly make the world a better place.  We discuss everything from pangolin conservation, to extreme encounters with wildlife, to what it takes to become a guide, and Joss’ stance on sustainability.    Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Argentina | Maita Barrenechea: From Buenos Aires to The End of the World Today we’re diving into the special country of Argentina. Spanning from the tropics all the way down to Antarctica – this magical landscape has something for everyone. Here you can hike some of the tallest mountains in the world, learn and dance tango with locals, cheer on the Argentinian soccer team, and sip some of the finest wines in our hemisphere.  My guest today is the very accomplished Maita Barrenechea, Argentinian entrepreneur and philanthropist, and my partner in the county.  We talk about everything from fly fishing and glaciers, to cowboy culture and steak.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
A Birthday Episode | Luxury Travel Insider: Celebrating Our Second Anniversary! I started working on the concept for Luxury Travel Insider in May 2020… right about when my business Bell & Bly Travel was falling apart due to Covid. It was a completely devastating time for our industry.  My team and I spent our days unraveling trips we had worked so hard to plan and our clients had been so highly anticipating. My friends, hoteliers and destination experts, were closing their doors without knowing if they’d ever open them again.  With some free time on my hands, I couldn’t just sit and wait. I had to feel I was doing something to help my travel industry family. I had always wanted to tell travelers about the insider stories that I am so privileged to hear every day… but I wasn’t quite sure how. Being a podcast lover and needing a project to keep my mind occupied, I decided to give it a shot. I read a quote one day that said, “you have to be willing to be bad at something in order to get good at it.” So I held that up as my mantra and I dove in.  Guests on the show were all too happy to have an excuse to talk about their love of travel and destination instead of belaboring the issues facing us all from Covid.  The show took off, and we started to have guests asking us if they could appear on the show.  Today we are the top podcast on luxury travel and I honestly could never have anticipated this. In listening back to the nearly 150 episodes I cried, I got goosebumps, and I laughed.  In today’s episode I’m compiling for you some of our favorite moments from the show. Bits that inspire me, remind me that humans are truly good, and showcase the fact that travel makes the world a better place.  I hope you enjoy this anniversary episode of Luxury Travel Insider. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Four Seasons | Ben Trodd: Personalized Luxury, Private Jet Trips, and Building Communities My guest today is Ben Trodd, an SVP of Global Sales and Marketing at the amazing Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. While you may have heard of these gorgeous properties dotted around the world, what you might not know is that founder Isadore Sharp started off by building a motel in Toronto. Mr. Sharp says something profound about the company that we discuss in this episode. He says, “There was no vision, there was no grand dream – but there has always been a consistent thread, and that is service.” So while Four Seasons Hotels are now set in gorgeous locations and high design buildings, the only way to describe the brand is that it’s more of a feeling.. The consistent service, the ability to be yourself… that keeps many of its loyal guests (myself included) coming back for more.  Ben and I discuss amazing locations around the world, the Four Seasons Private Jet experience, how they’re using technology to drive service, and more.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Vienna & Prague | Expert Panel: The Fairytale Cities of Europe I’m excited to whisk you off today to two of my favorite cities in Europe, Prague and Vienna. I think the travel world sometimes forgets that Vienna was once the center of European power, while its sister to the north is the birthplace of bohemian culture.  To paraphrase Karl Kraus, while the streets of other cities are paved with asphalt, the streets of these two cities are quite literally paved with culture.  Here to discuss Vienna and Prague with us are Gwen Kozlowski, my partner in the region, and Kamila Karen, one of the top local guides in all of Prague.  Both Gwen and Kamilla tell tear-inducing stories of families during the war, share wistful images of coffee shops and pubs, and truly impart a sense of what it’s like to visit this part of the world.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Passalacqua | Owner, Valentina De Santis: The Crown Jewel of Lake Como We have a very special guest joining us today, our first repeat guest on the show, in fact! You may remember Valentina de Santis who joined us to discuss her famed hotel Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como.  Well she’s back! And this time to tell us about the jewel box of a hotel that she just finished building called Passalacqua. This revival of an 18th century villa, might be one of the most stunning properties I’ve ever had the luxury of staying in. And on top of that, the family owned atmosphere, relaxed vibe, and local community truly bring to life the concept of dolce far niente. Valentina and I chat about everything from the insane amount of Murano glass adorning the hotel, to the Italian craftsmen that designed every tiny bit, to the local gelateria owner who moved to the village for love. You’ll also get a smattering of celebrities, famous opera composers, and of course all of Valentina’s charm.    Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Peru | Silvia Rico: PachaMama, Indelible Experiences, and a Layer Cake of Cultures Today we’re discussing the country of Peru, and all the riches it has to offer. While many people think of Peru synonymously with Machu Picchu, the country is twice the size of Texas and has so much more to offer.  After exploring the incredible culture of the Incas and modern day Peruvians living in the Andes, you can also visit the Amazon, enjoy some of the top restaurants in the world, and learn about any of the other FIFTY indegenous groups dotted across the country.  My guest today is my partner in the region, Silvia Rico. Her passion for bringing the experience of Peru to life is contagious. Silvia and I discuss everything from Ayahuasca, to a full out party on the Inca Trail, to the humility that visiting a place like Peru can instill in you.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Hospitality Expert | Chris Adams: Designing the User Experience of Luxury Today’s show is about hospitality, the great change that is underway at hotels, and how Covid and generational shifts are changing what it means to be luxury.  My guest today is the CEO and Founder of Ellis Adams Group, a consulting firm specializing in helping luxury hotel brands design jaw dropping customer experiences, build memorable hotel spaces, and keep up with new trends.  Chris tells personal stories of his time working in hotels and crazy experiences helping new hotels open. We also dive into everything from QR codes, to the Ladies & Gentlemen of the Ritz Carlton, to pink elephants.  Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Kempinski | The Ladies In Red: Proposals, Parrots, and Curating Lifelong Memories Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn
Vietnam | Expert Panel: A Story of Resilience, Glorious Food, and 50 Million Motorbikes Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 truvaytravel.com/51 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 truvaytravel.com/48 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 truvaytravel.com/49 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 truvaytravel.com/50 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 truvaytravel.com/47 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 truvaytravel.com/46 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 truvaytravel.com/45 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/44 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/43 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/42 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 truvaytravel.com/41 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/40 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com   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 truvaytravel.com/39 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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/38 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 https://www.aman.com/resorts/amangiri.Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend who will be inspired. Visit KateHancock.com to learn more about this and future episodes.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 KateHancock.com to learn more about this and future episodes.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 KateHancock.com to learn more about this and future episodesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 https://www.reelpaper.com.Kate 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 KateHancock.com to learn more about this and future episodesSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 — https://redcircle.com/luxury-travel/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 www.luxtravelinsider.com 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 truvaytravel.com/37 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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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 (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)
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