Talking Travel with Wendy

Talking Travel with Wendy

Travel with Wendy shares travel tips, hacks and really cool interviews with travel professionals, authors, small businesses and more! Visiting 26 countries and counting, I am a perpetual adventure seeker, hiker, and explorer AND I love to share. If I learn, you'll learn.... Show More

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February 11, 2021 21 min

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in #Alabama and I was privileged enough to visit lovely #joewheelerstatepark and chat with Lodge and Accommodations General Manager, Chris Garner. She gave me the most amazing #tour of the park including the lodge rooms (every room has a view of the lake!) There are #cabins #cottages #camping #hiking #fishing #golfing #boating and so, so much more!

If you live here in the #south and you are looking for a...

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Join me and Denise Taylor, Executive Director of #keepalabamabeautiful for this month's #update on what's happening around #alabama from litter prevention to education partnering to help communities from clean-up to #keepitinthecar and #keepitintheboat to how to pack that hiking pack.

Wanna learn more about how to get involved with your communities spring clean up check out the Keep Alabama Beautiful Facebook page or send De...

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Today's #vlog​ is a #wine#tasting​ with my girls from all around the world with the famous #tuscan#grape#sangiovese​ - Join us as we begin this monthly series experimenting with different wines, drinks, and libations from all around the 🌎 Each month we will try something new! Got a suggestion? Let us know in the comments below.

Meet Kelly, Carin, and Candy travelers who have explored all over Europe and more. Hang ...

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My visit to #cheaha #statepark in #alabama was incredible! I explored and learned so much I have the awesome privilege to share with you. Whether you are taking the fam for a weekend or longer, maybe a #homeschool visit or #distantlearning lesson Cheaha State Park is a GREAT idea for kids learning about Alabama history. I do believe that is in the third or fourth grade. Here's a GREAT #day #trip or learn just by checking out th...

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This week's #podcast is a GREAT #interview with Nathan and Kim Wright of the Pinhoti Outdoor Center in Sylacauga, Alabama.  This dream team will have you grabbing your boots and poles to hit the #pinhoti this weekend! From planning to shelter to shuttling and more, Nathan and Kim are here to help you start your hiking adventure. 

This brand new #smallbusiness in the heart of Alabama is ALL HEART! Join us today as they share thei...

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Growing up on #cheaha #mountain Renee Raney (Park Superintendent) and Mandy Pearson (Park Naturalist) share the #wonder and #heart of Alabama's #highestpoint - the #valley in the sky their mission of "Heart to Park" connection places this #stateepark on your #mustsee  list. 

The natural beauty and accessibility for everybody and "every" "body" will be having you book your SPRING trip soon!

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December 22, 2020 16 min

Today I have the privilege of interviewing new #smallbusiness owners, Pam and Roger Wald of #thehattercafe in #mentone #alabama - Their #unique and interesting cafe is set to the Alice in Wonderland book and its lively characters. Their vision and passion took on a whole new life that started with the #longestyardsale in #America.

Join us today as they share their sidetracked path that led to this #adorable and #peaceful place in th...

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I learned so much recently about the #pinhotitrail at the #heflin spur in the #talladeganationalforest this past month! I was excited to sit down and chat with Tammy Perry, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Heflin, and Adam Dasinger, all-around trail guru for the Pinhoti Trail. 

In today's podcast, we cover trail highlights, the Cahulga Creek Park, the Guthook App, Pinhoti Trail Certification and how to hike for...

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November 30, 2020 16 min

This past month I had the opportunity to meet Pam and Lauren Miles of The Barn at Bennett Flats in Heflin, Alabama. This incredible #wedding and special #events venue in central #Alabama is unforgettable. The picturesque barn with white drapes that frame this historical and beautiful space is a perfect place to create family memories. The main house is open and warm and makes you want to plan all your family functions here.

The Mile...

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I had such a ball talking all things #travel with the ladies (Angie Pierce and Melea Hames) from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association #visitnorthal We covered so much you won't want to miss this! If you are planning a #staycation and live near #atlanta #nashville #birmingham have we got #info for you -

So join us today as we talk about cool #weekend #getaways that include #mountains #lakes #golf #bbq #music #hiking #s...

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In this episode of Talking Travel with Wendy, I am #chatting with Denise Taylor of Keep Alabama Beautiful and we talk about this busy #fall #clean-up #season and everyone who have worked together to keep this pretty state clean.

From the backroads of Alabama to the Tennessee River Denise covers the state to help new municipalities and volunteers work together to #keepitclean with trash #prevention #education and clean-up crew effor...

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Join me in this week's #vlog highlighting #flightplanwineandtapas restaurant in #huntsville #alabama I had a great chat with creators, Belinda and Jim Taylor who share their #vision, #mission, and #passion for #goodfood and #greatspirits.

Their concept is so #european it makes me miss it less. You'll experience Jim's innovative #recipes and Belinda's creative #pairings that will bring you back weekly!

*Still working o...

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It was such a blast visiting #isbells #pumpkin #farm in Leighton #alabama this past weekend. A great day trip in #north Alabama just over an hour from #huntsville - a #safari walk #pettingzoo #treehouse #haymaze #gemmine #funnelcakes and so much more! 

Check out my #local #vlog on this #familyfun family-owned business in Cleburne County close to the Mississippi and Tennessee borders!

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1:38 History of Isbell's Farm
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Join me today as I have a #chat with Denise Taylor, Executive Director of Keep Alabama Beautiful

I love partnering with organizations that share a similar mission! Keep Alabama Beautiful (KALB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the state of Alabama and believes that everyone deserves to live in a clean and healthy environment. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Alabama Beautiful (KALB) is the partnership of mor...

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October 22, 2020 12 min

I just got back from a #weekinstcroix #usvi THANKS to my great friend and #local tour guide, Candy for an #amazing #adventure on this incredible #caribbean #island 

A girl's trip, my friend Carin joined me on our first #visit for some #hiking #greateats island history, and of course some #incredible #beaches

Want to plan a #trip soon to the USVI? Here are my tips for how to travel in 2020 to #stcroix!

⏱TIMELINE ⏱
1:03 First day!
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October 15, 2020 21 min

Overlooking the Tennessee River in northeast #Alabama is a peaceful and serene small community and lodge, #gorhamsbluff. As I introduce #staycations around the state, this is definitely a keeper. You may need a break from the world to unplug, as we say "disconnect to reconnect" this is your #perfect destination.

As soon as you take the left into Gorham's Bluff, you are a world away.

Gorham's Bluff offers a 10% disco...

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Join us today for a candid interview of #travel in the time of #corona. My friend Vicky Turbak, #traveladvisor for #travelbyvicky shares info, details, and updates on how to travel right now. Yes, it has been challenging but safety first, so listen up for some great #traveltips on how to #travelsafe #visit local - the new trend of RVing - how to book future travel with a certain level of certainty, and how to use a travel advisor t...

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Enjoy this interview with #creatives, Cal and Christy Breed of @orbixhotglass and their #amazing #glass #blowing #art in Little River Canyon near #ftpayne #alabama. Recently, I took a #smallgroup on a #daytrip to make some blown glass paperweights at this beautiful studio and workshop set in the woods atop #lookoutmountain in northeast Alabama.

So cool - blowing air into a tube into #hot #molten glass to form shapes is a wonder...

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September 23, 2020 21 min

In #Mentone #Alabama there is a #brand #new #restaurant on top of Lookout Mountain - I was so lucky to interview #creative #chef and #entrepreneur, Kevin Dunlap for Elevation Bistro. His vision for a cozy, rustic restaurant that serves #local and #regional sourced ingredients is so impressive.

I loved connecting with him and learning all about his journey, our shared passions for supporting small business and how his experience and ...

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This past week, I had the privilege of interviewing Isabelle Lesschaeve, PhD of Wine Tasting Demystified After completing the Wine Tasting & Sensory Class this past month, I have been thrilled with learning more and am so excited that she will be offering classes soon in the future.

To find out more about her journey, education, and upcoming projects take a listen to our fun, interesting interview today!

For more interesting trav...

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