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

April 14, 2024 49 mins
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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Tess Vigeland is a longtime journalist and podcaster. And an avid photographer who shoots mainly landscape photos around the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Tess shares how sometimes wanderlust shows up and she just must go.
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Jane Adams, former director of Partnership Relations with Jane Fortune and Advancing Women Artists, shares how she is continuing to raise awareness about forgotten artists and reclaim their rightful place in history.
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The Asheville Art Museum is an example of how museums engage, inspire and enlighten communities. Museum leaders Kate Faulkner and Neal Page share how the Asheville Art Museum transforms lives through art.
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Italy looks like a high heeled boot and Puglia is the heel of that boot. Mark Gordon Smith, founder of Private Italy Tours, shares how the eclectic history of Puglia left an imprint on what we see today.
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Maria Grazia Marini, Director of Tourism for Ravenna, Italy, shares why this special city, once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, is today a blend of ancient mosaics, Roman architecture, and Dante magic.
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Justin Belleme, founder of the JB Media Group and publisher of Romantic Asheville.com and Tina Kinsey, VP of Marketing, PR, and Air Service Development at the Asheville Regional Airport, share how they are working to shape this region’s future growth.
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Lisa Jansen, a traveler and writer based in New Zealand, spent almost five years living in a campervan travelling around New Zealand. Lisa shares her experience and what inspires her to travel unconventionally.
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