Speaking of Travel

Speaking of Travel

Each week, Speaking of Travel host Marilyn Ball shares her guests’ unique travel experiences that are inspiring, uplifting, enriching and informative. Sit back and be carried away to places from around the world and right here in our own backyard.

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May 8, 2021 47 min
On her travel and fashion blog, La Carmina specializes in alternative subcultures in Japan, particularly the Goth nightlife, Harajuku fashion, extreme body modifications, and quirky pop culture. A must listen!
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Rob Lenfestey founded Mandala Chocolate, an organic chocolate factory and Mandala Springs, a peaceful sustainable retreat on the edge of Pisgah National Forest. Rob’s passion is to give the gifts of knowledge, empowerment and health to all.
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irl About makes it easy for women to book incredible holidays but don't know where to begin. Based in the UK, Rebecca Miles is Girl About’s travel editor and a freelance journalist who inspires and shares ideas to create memories to cherish.
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Stephen R. Brown is a professional photographer and writer who created a life doing what he loves. From travels to Europe, the Middle East and Morocco, to teacher and photojournalist, Stephen follows his intuition and is rewarded with life-changing opportunities.
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Impact Travel Alliance founder Kelley Louise shares insights into how to participate in advocating for impactful sustainable tourism initiatives and take a holistic approach to empower communities and protect our environment.
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Find out how 2021 is shaping up in Italy and plan your trip with Mark Gordon Smith, founder of Private Italy Tours. Mark’s unwavering commitment to providing unique and unforgettable experiences is stronger than ever.
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Jenny Cressman draws on many of her own life experiences in her CUBAN KISSES series. She has explored Cuba for many years and explains how the setting is so authentic it's like taking a mini-vacation.
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Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson are The World Wanderers and share their passion for travel through their popular podcast and blog. Discover why the digital nomad lifestyle works for them and how you can do it too.
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Justine Abigail Yu is a communication strategist who works to change our world for the better. She is a leader, a mentor and a strong woman not afraid to do the work necessary to be an advocate for social justice and healing.
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Long-time train enthusiast Bill McClement volunteers as a passenger train host with the NC Train Host Association, a group of ambassadors who ride state-supported AMTRAK trains. Learn why rail travel makes you feel truly transported.
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Jonelle Patrick is the author of five novels set in Japan and has been writing about Japanese culture and travel since moving to Tokyo in 2003. She explores how books transport readers past gatekeepers to immerse us behind-the-scenes to other countries and cultures.
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Vogue calls Winnipeg, “an absolute must-visit destination,” and National Geographic listed it as “one of the best trips on earth.” Find out all there is to see and do in every season in The Peg with Cody Chomiak, Wiinpeg’s Director of Marketing.
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Ray Blakney was raised in Turkey and lives in Mexico with his growing family. Seeing the world outside his office walls and embracing his travel bug is a priority for Ray. Find out how following his passion is one of the best predictors of his success.
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Through her love for travel, Dr. Sheri Rosenthal created a totally online business she can run from anywhere in the world. Find out how she did it and learn how to travel safely from a doctor's perspective.
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Johanna Garton provides a gripping and powerful tribute to human endurance and one of the greatest unknown stories in mountaineering in her book, Edge of The Map, a story of resiliency, seeking to find your passions, travel and adventure.
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Neale Bayly is a photojournalist who travels the world, mostly on a motorcycle. He formed Wellspring International Outreach to benefit sick and abandoned children in Peru, South Africa, and Kenya.
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In his book, Global Career, Mike Swigunski shares what he's learned from years of trial and error about how to travel long-term and advance your career. The present of the workforce is remote, but the future of work will be more flexible.
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Brendan Drewniany, Director of Communications at Black Tomato, a luxury travel company in the US and the UK, shares some innovative approaches to create handcrafted travel experiences designed for your new travel memories.
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For over a decade, Nancy Stohlman has been writing, publishing and teaching flash fiction around the world. Much of her creative process is finding the sweet spot as a writer, performer and innovator.
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While in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, and living in extreme circumstances, Dr. Jack Allison found inner resources allowing him to not only thrive, but to give the best of what he had to those who needed it the most.
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