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.

Episodes

June 2, 2024 48 mins
Traveling with children is always challenging, but for parents of children on the autism spectrum and/or those who have mood and attention disorders it can be especially intimidating. Dawn M. Barclay wrote Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse as the essential resource to make the cultural, educational, and bonding benefits of vacations available to all. The multi-...
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During a 40-year freelance career, Nan K. Chase has written about French Catalonia, urban wilderness in San Francisco, hunting for gemstones in North Carolina, and dozens of other off-beat topics and destinations. Nan shares how she became a travel writer and what it was like before computers, the Internet and plastic diapers. And find out how her wanderlust shifted over the years and how she navigates traveling today.
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Deanna Jannuzzi is an Initiated Priestess in the Lineage of the Alchemical Rose, a Somatic Practitioner, and Soul Awakening Coach. Deana facilitates retreats, rituals, and ceremonies around the world. Adam Laufer and Erin Everett are weather workers and ceremonial leaders in the tradition of don Lucio Campos de Elizalde, a master weather worker. They dedicate their lives to service, working to bring the balance of weather to their ...
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Justin Belleme, owner and founder of JB Media Group and publisher of Romantic Asheville, shares how working with local entrepreneurs in the community and supporting organizations he believes in helps them achieve their vision. And Tina Kinsey, VP of Marketing, PR, and Air Service Development at the Asheville Regional Airport, shares how aviation organizations help bring others together to leverage knowledge and experiences.
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“Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas” is the groundbreaking television series dedicated to uncovering the vibrant Afro-Latino culture across Latin America. Host, founder, and executive producer, Kim Haas, shares how her passion for Afro-Latino issues, and her series, allows viewers to discover a smaller group within the Black community. Also, Frank Grindrod, author, public speaker, and veteran, is a seasoned wilderness survival exper...
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Sustainable Chef William Dissen, owner of The Market Place Restaurant in Asheville, NC, shares how his passion for building sustainable food systems, his love of hospitality, and serving in the American Chef’s Corp for the US State Department, has taken him around the world. And Tina Kinsey, VP of Marketing, PR, and Air Service Development at the Asheville Regional Airport, shares how this region is becoming a red-hot aviation mark...
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Charlie Thomas grew up in New Zealand and is a naturalist and artist with a passion for birds and remote islands. With a strong connection to the ocean and all its inhabitants, Charlie shares how his passion is creating a life of stewardship, leadership, and traveling.
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Author and travel professional Nina Zapala shares why she is dedicated to helping people create a personalized, transformative roadmap for self-discovery. And Andy McNeil, CEO of American Meetings, Inc., shares how hospitality and travel can come together to build lifelong business relationships.
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Sarah Benoit is passionate about traveling and shares how she decided to plan bucket list trips for her parents. Also, Tina Kinsey from the Asheville Regional Airport provides some tips on how to set the tone and ensure your travel experience is as smooth as possible.
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Margaret Roach and Ken Druse are gardeners and writers offering up online courses on gardening to provide advice, encouragement, and camaraderie. Also, Mark Collins from RomanticAsheville.com, shares how this guide to Asheville and Western North Carolina helps the community grow stronger and fosters inspiration.
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AJ Brau is CEO of Wandermap, a map solution where you can explore every nook and cranny of your chosen destination before you even set foot there. Also, Tina Kinsey from the Asheville Regional Airport, shares how the airport is finding solutions to address rising passenger traffic as they build a beautiful, new terminal.
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Matthew Kent is the founder of Kent World Travel. With his career in professional golf across South Africa, Europe and the USA, and living and playing in over 50 countries worldwide, Matt now spends his time between South Africa and the US hosting his clients on trips around the world. Also, Noah Kleiner, owner of Equinox Guiding Service in Maine, is dedicated to providing transformative outdoor experiences to empower participants ...
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The Speaking of Travel And Leave No Trace TV series continues with host Richard Crawford who is in Australia editing the epic Season Two of the popular Leave No Trace TV show with producer and cameraman, Ben Alcott. Discover the many reasons sustainable travel is important and more. Ben sings Taylor Swift.
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Liza Rutledge is the owner of Happy Hiking Company that specializes in leading captivating overnight guided backpacking tours across the stunning landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Liza shares the benefits of a guided trip over a non-guided trip and why these experiences in nature are beneficial to your mental and physical health, builds outdoor skill sets, and is a great means of meeting new people. Also on Speaking of Travel...
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Ariel Haas and Jason Moon, business partners at Glassy Stays, Asheville's exclusive glass mirror house, share the benefits of staying at an eco-conscious accommodation for a vacation in the heart of the forest.
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Chinobay, LEAF’s Board Chair and a catalyst for positive change, and Ryan Barber, LEAF’s artist in residence and a staple of Asheville NC's legendary music scene, share how music is the universal language.
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Amanda Baker, Partner Marketing Manager with Visit North Carolina, and Clark Lovelace, Director of the Transylvania County TDA, share how expanding outdoor recreation advances destination stewardship and raises awareness.
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Omi Salevea of the McDowell County TDA in the Blue Ridge Mountains, shares why outdoor recreation is important to preserving natural landscapes and for protecting culture and heritage. And good for you too!
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Enock Glidden is an accomplished outdoorsman and is found adventuring every season of the year. Born with Spina Bifida, Enock has learned to do things differently than others and shares how attitude is everything.
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Real Asia Founder Nick Wang and Associate Nina LaFerla share how Real Asia organizes faculty-led study trips for US schools to Asian areas with a goal to share their passion for Asia and its diverse cultures.
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