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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June 26, 2022 48 min
Marilyn Ball, host of Speaking of Travel, and Richard Crawford of the Amazon Prime show, Leave No Trace TV, share current travel stories and tips to help you become a savvy traveler and equip you with skills to make travel easy.
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Mark Collins, Partnerships Manager with Romantic Asheville, is at the center of creating successful partnerships in the travel and tourism industry and shares how cooperation and partnerships are used to achieve business and community goals.
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Diana Ralston is the founder and Executive Director of Can’d Aid, a national nonprofit that is creating a movement rallying people to become catalysts for change in their own communities through an unconventional approach to giving back.
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Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project is collaborating with Gulf Coast locals to help protect the place they love from oil and gas development through filming and making art to lift up the truth tellers.
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Richard Crawford, host of the Amazon Prime TV show, Leave No Trace, shares his recent journey to Australia, addresses some of the challenges for sustainable tourism, and provides tips for becoming a more mindful traveler.
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At 15, Hilde Lysiak believes you can accomplish anything, regardless of age or gender. When she was seven she launched a newspaper and realized kids can plunge into the world and take action. Today she feels like her own world is just beginning.
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Sonya and Frank DiPalma recently spent time in Sardinia as part of Sonya’s research for a book about the Homeless European Land Project which provided refuge for about a dozen displaced persons in the late 1950s.
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Born in Sienna, Italy, a small medieval city in the heart of Tuscany, Marco Caratelli paints traditional Sienese art reprographics, replicating the work of the Sienese painters of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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Georgette Blau, founder of On Location Tours, offers the only TV and movie-themed bus and walking tours in NYC and Boston. Discover why her tours are a unique part of tourism and the phenomenon of TV and movie tours.
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oby Brown, the U.S. partner, director of marketing, and head safari coordinator at Outdoor Africa, describes how traveling to this special place of the world provides an amazing and life-changing experience.
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Richard Crawford blends adventure with a conscious effort to use his TV show as a platform to raise awareness for the environment and sustainability. His recent adventures to Belize and Fogo Island are epic.
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It's post-Masters weekend on The Sports Freaks... what do we talk about now? Asheville's favorite Freaks Brian Hall and Mike Morgan are joined by special guests: Steve Forbes (Head coach, Wake Forest Men's Basketball); Demp Bradford (President, Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission); Brett Friedlander (Reporter, North State Journal); and Richard Walker (Founder, CarolinaSportsHub.com)
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Michael Gouge, editor of Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine and senior lecturer of mass communication at UNC Asheville, shares how motorcycling is a stress reliever and a confidence builder and helps boost your wellbeing.
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The final Monday of Madness is tinted blue with tonight's men's basketball national championship between Kansas and North Carolina. Sports Freak In Chief Brian Hall and special guest cohost Stan Pamfilis welcome special guests: Wes Moore (head coach, NC State women's basketball); Mike Morrell (head coach, UNC-Asheville men's basketball); and Pete McDaniel (contributor, Golf Digest/PGA expert)
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Katie Wilson, Director and CEO of Grow Abroad Asheville, is a born teacher and life-long learner with a purpose to connect people, places and ideas. Grow Abroad Asheville helps create future agents of change and global citizens.
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Jenny Cressman is an author and travel agent living in Canada who specializes in Cuba. Jenny shares how her recent trip provided an insider’s look at the resourcefulness and resiliency of the Cuban people.
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Dayna Reggero, a documentary film director and founder of the Climate Listening Project, partners with Kelly Sheehan, Director of Energy Campaigns for the Sierra Club, to create the Gulf Climate Listening Project.
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The Speaking of Travel + Leave No Trace Series continues with Richard Crawford, host of the Amazon Prime series, Leave No Trace. Richard reviews principles of ecotourism and provides knowledge on how to create a sustainable way to travel.
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James Parton is a photographer and filmmaker and is creating a movie about ecology and the connectedness of global ecosystems. The project focuses on less-known issues and brings them into the spotlight to help provide solutions.
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Juan Carlos Zuniga is a biologist and the program manager of the Costa Rico site for Ecology Project International. He shares how their hands-on, science-focused programs around the world are life-changing.
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