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.... Show More

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July 4, 2020 42 min
Tonya Fitzpatrick, the co-founder of World Footprints, a socially conscious travel media platform that includes the award-winning World Footprints podcast, brings us up-to-date on current travel challenges and industry trends. Tonya explores the future of travel globally and domestically and how she continues her connection to people around the world.
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Kingston Lim was born and raised in San Francisco. He is currently on a global odyssey figuring out how to make the biggest splash in the shortest amount of time. His plans never included a pandemic, but that has not stopped him and he keeps on traveling. Find out from an insider what it is like on planes, trains and automobiles around the world today.
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Learn more about flexible, work-anywhere ways you can pay for your life in retirement. Jeff Opdyke, editor of the Savvy Retiree, explains how most people want a sense of purpose in retirement, an opportunity to keep growing and to keep their mind and body active. This is the focus at The Savvy Retiree and Jeff is a retirement reformer with a simple message: Live richer, not wealthier.
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Apple Cider is making a tremendous comeback across the US and there are many reasons to love it. Katie Moore with Barn Door Ciderworks and Dave Bowman from Black Mountain Cider and Mead explain what is happening now with cider, such as the revival of traditional heritage cider and the more modern versions. Learn the history of cider in England and Spain and how Katie and Dave’s travels inspired them to bring the art and craft of ci...
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Mark Stevens is finding success writing mystery novels about western Colorado. Mark explains how he found inspiration for his Allison Coil character and the challenge of featuring a female lead character as a male writer. He also discusses the importance of writing networks, writing groups and writing communities.
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Brothers and Sisters Like These is a veteran’s writing group, featuring members who share stories and poems with each other and the public around our state as a part of their healing. The group is part of the NC Veteran’s Writing Alliance Foundation. Each of these groups has the goal of supporting veterans as they heal from their war experiences.
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Reptile expert Bruce Shwedick of the Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida is member of the IUCN- Species Survival Commission Crocodile Specialist Group, the world’s largest organization focused on the conservation and management of the world’s crocodilian species. Bruce shares his travel experiences in Sri Lanka when he attended the 22nd World Crocodile Conference and explains how biodiversity conservation and ecosystem healt...
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Brothers and Sisters Like These is a veteran’s writing group, featuring members who share stories and poems with each other and the public around our state as a part of their healing. The group is part of the NC Veteran’s Writing Alliance Foundation. Each of these groups has the goal of supporting veterans as they heal from their war experiences.
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May 23, 2020 47 min
Brothers and Sisters Like These is a veteran’s writing group featuring members who share stories and poems as a part of their healing. This group is part of the NC Veteran’s Writing Alliance Foundation. Each of these groups has the goal of supporting veterans as they heal from their war experiences.
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Tonya Fitzpatrick is the co-founder of World Footprints, a socially conscious travel media platform that includes the award-winning World Footprints podcast. Tonya is a 3x TEDx and international speaker, lawyer and author. Tonya and her husband Ian bring history to life, share unique treasures from the destinations they visit, and inspire, educate and connect communities around the world.
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This group is part of the NC Veteran’s Writing Alliance Foundation. Each of these groups has the goal of supporting veterans as they heal from their war experiences.
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Ken Druse is a celebrated lecturer and an award-winning author and photographer known as “the guru of natural gardening.” Ken has written over 20 garden books published over the past 25 years. He shares tips from his most recent book, The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance, including the art and science of smelling plants.
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May 9, 2020 41 min
Brothers and Sisters Like These is a veteran’s writing group, featuring members who share stories and poems with each other and the public around our state as a part of their healing. The group is part of the NC Veteran’s Writing Alliance Foundation. Each of these groups has the goal of supporting veterans as they heal from their war experiences.
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Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher of internationalliving.com, are specialists in retiring overseas, particularly in Latin America, although they’ve spent a good bit of time traveling in recent years. Find out the best places to retire overseas and why and what the top considerations look like. These are the experts. Plan now!
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Mike Andress, founder of Exploration Local, understands first hand how much the experience of being outdoors in nature reduces stress and increases mental health. Mike explains how his belief in the positive health benefits of nature helped him become intentional about getting outdoors and experiencing local businesses as he created Exploration Local.
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Be swept away with Roland Colton, an author, pianist, attorney and world-traveler. His groundbreaking novel, Forever Gentleman, mates music with the written word in a style reminiscent of 19th century authors.
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Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project details her new documentary, Planet Prescription. The film connects science and stories and offers hopeful solutions for humanistic health care for a healthier future.
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New Belgium’s Community Ambassador Mike Craft gives us info on the New Belgium Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund and ways the company comes together to support the community. Also an update from FLYAVL.
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Jeff Greiner, owner of the Adventure Center in Asheville, explains how to keep everyone active during challenging times by planning activities together, being outdoors and reconnecting with your youth.
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This week, Speaking of Travel provides updates on the coronavirus crisis, ranging from the Asheville Regional Airport, the WNCAP and The Gourmet Highway. Find out what you can do to adjust and serve our communities.
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