…where you can get exciting tips and options to make your next vacation come alive.
On the right are categories with shows from top travel industry and experienced guests presented in a relaxing and natural format to get you anxious to plan your next trip worldwide.
Travel Advice Show was created as a podcast extension of traveladvice.com which advises travelers on their vacation plans worldwide.
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Enjoy our latest shows:
Mike Nesbitt, president of African Safari Company & Expeditions, africansafarico.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the ins and outs of going on an African safari. About everything you need to know to plan the African safari you want is here. We talk about how much in advance you need to book your safari, times of year to visit to ensure the experience you want, seeing gorillas, accommodations and lodges, prices, should you take your children, how long to stay, and many other specific topics which you need to assist you for your African safari travel plans.
Rapidly becoming a “hot” vacation destination, Lianne Kim of Kensington Tours, kensingtontours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore Iceland’s unique vacation options. Going into an active volcano, hiking the uninhabited center, glaciers, soaking in hot volcanic heated pools, self-driving or escorted tours, the aurora borealis, and many other topics are explored in this Unique Iceland show. Listen to start planning your adventure, scenic, and educational vacation to the Land of Fire and Ice and get answers to questions, such as “Should I rent a car to explore Iceland?”
Inspired by Martha on Marnella Tour’s North Peru Travel Advice Show, Jerry got excited and went to visit three of the historical sites mentioned on the show. He goes into detail how he traveled, where he stayed, and his experiences visiting Ventarron, one of the oldest constructions in the Americas dating from 2,000 BC, the fascinating Lambayeque Royal Tombs Museum, traveling hours by car through spectacular alpine and dry scenery, staying at a hotel overlooking and hiking to the extremely impressive Gotca Waterfalls, trekking to the impressing Karajaia sarcophai tombs, enjoying Kuelap, the largest ancient stone structure in South America, exploring Revash, cliff tombs where mummies were found, visiting the Leymebama mummie museum which houses 219 mummies, and many other adventures. Listen to learn fabulous options on your trip to Peru.
Chris and Jerry discuss places that will greatly enhance your travels, even if you are going to popular tourist destinations. Included in this show are the Zhangye Danxia Mountains in China, Peru’s Paracas Candelabra, the rarely visited Puma Punka ruin and Salar de Yuymi Salt Desert of Bolivia, White Pocket outcrop in northwestern Arizona, the historic Socotra Islands in Yemen, Ko Phi Phi Islands south of Phuket, Thailand, the beautiful Pamukkale hot pools of southwestern Turkey, and the magnificent scenery and waterfalls of Vagar Island, Faroe islands. They could be the best part of your vacation, so stay tuned.
Roy Liao of Super Value Tours, supervaluetours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the hidden gem of Taiwan, a destination that will excite everyone. Travelers who come to explore rank Taiwan as one of the best vacations ever. It is excellent for families, adventurers, lovers of excellent food, and history buffs, just to name a few. The show gives many sightseeing options, length of stay, time of year to visit, ways to travel, and many other ideas which will excite you to visit one of Asia’s most unique and impressive destinations.
This show is part three of a three part series of Selecting, Planning, and Booking Your Vacation. Chris and Jerry discuss ways to book your vacation which will save a lot of time and problems. There are three basic ways to book your vacation: doing each part of your trip yourself, utilizing a travel agent, cruise line, or tour operator, and a combination of both. Using these ways require research, deposits or full payment at the time of confirmation, organization of confirmations so you can quickly see what has been confirmed, and many other suggestions are contained in this program. Listen to make booking your vacation more complete and easier.
This is the second part OF PLANNING YOU VACATION WHICH IS PART OF a series of three shows to make your next vacation better: selecting, planning, and booking your vacation. In Planning Your Vacation Part Two Travel Advice Show, Chris and Jerry discuss: consider the weather where you are going, ensure each person gets to do and see that which he/she would like to do and see, take a variety of transportation options, such as rail, bus, escorted day tours, and water travel, to experience the destination you have selected, work with travel agents, tour operators, and the Internet for unique ideas, ensure that what you want to do fits within your vacation time AND BUDGET, suggestions to keep your home-life running smoothly, and other suggestions. You will want to listen to both Planning One and Two for a more fulfilling and memorable travel experience.
This show is Part One of Planning Your Vacation. In it, Chris and Jerry discuss ways, including the way they plan their trips, to plan your vacation. It will save a lot of problems later on and help ensure you and those traveling with you can experience the vacation of a lifetime. Some suggestions include: making certain your passport is valid for at least the time the country you are visiting requires upon departure from their country, organizing your confirmations and emails, getting your immunizations current, searching for the lowest prices by planning as far in advance as possible for airline tickets, cruises, etc., beginning your planning early, even up to two years, so you can get tickets, permits, and reservations at extremely popular sites, putting your vacation thoughts in order, and other important suggestions. Listen to get you in the planning mode for your next holiday.
We, Chris and Jerry, have been asked numerous times how we select where we are going on our next vacation. Chris is forty-four years old and Jerry is seventy-two years old which is one of the reasons we select different vacation spots. The program discusses how age can affect how you select a destination. Listen for exciting Ways to Select Where You Go on Vacation. Some suggestions include spinning a globe with your eyes closed and stopping at a point which will become your next trip, getting an idea from a TV show, movie, book, or email from a friend showing pictures of fascinating and often seldom-seen sites, having a conversation with an interesting person and others. You will get your creative juices moving to select a vacation experience of a life time.
Andy Magistrale of AmaWaterways, amawaterways.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the fabulous Mekong and Irtrawaddy River cruises of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Truly two of the world’s most exciting, interesting, and educational rivers to explore, Andy explains the unique AmaWaterways style of cruising and the included sightseeing of Ha Long Bay and staying overnight on a Vietnamese junk, majestic, ancient temples, the Killing Fields of Myanmar, Vietnam War tunnels, exotic food and fruit, Hanoi Hilyton prison, and many other fabulous sites. You will definitely want to cruise these two rivers soon with AmaWaterways.
Tony Perdomo of Tucan Travel, tucantravel.com, Chris, and Jerry explore adventure travel in a way you may never have considered. Overlanding where you do the shopping and cooking, taking local transportation within cities and between countries, no single supplements, small group size, free time to explore, and trips ranging from 7 to 77 days are just some of the options discussed. And all at prices less than staying home. Tucan Travel offers tens of trips throughout the world that you should highly consider for a unique perspective of cultures and adventures you’re friends have yet to experience, but will when you return.
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are uniquely covered by Dan Crandall of Adventures Within Reach, adventureswithinreach.com, Chris, and Jerry. You will learn when to go, how long to stay, unique travel options and areas, food, getting around travel options, and many other suggestions to make your stay in Southeast Asia even more exciting. Dan’s enthusiasm for the area comes through as he explains why everyone should visit this area, as there is something for everyone, except skiers.
Peter Grubb, president of Sea Kayak Adventurers, seakayakadventures.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the world of sea kayaking. An adventure for fit, with some sea kayaking experience and at least 8 years old, adventurers, their trips offer a unique perspective of getting-up-close to nature, culture, flora, fauna, and culture. Their tours include close encounters with various types of whales, exploring remote coastlines, observing bears, paddling the Bay of Pigs, walking through rural Albania, and other unique experiences. Sea Kayak Adventures offers sea kayaking expeditions to Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Alaska, and Europe. Some of their programs are designed for families, which include three-passenger kayaks so younger children can sit between their parents. For a truly fascinating, invigorating, and awe-inspiring vacation, take a Sea Kayak Adventure.
Dan Crandall of adventureswithinreach.com joins Chris and Jerry to discuss one of the most bio-diversified countries in the world, Costa Rica. Truly offering something for nearly everyone, topics including descriptions and differences of many of the National Parks, transportation including should you rent a car, beaches, best time to go, wildlife, family travel, safety, suggested week vacation itineraries, and adventure options including whitewater rafting, jungle hikes, canyoning/repelling, ziplining, and others are discussed to help make Costa Rica one of your best vacations ever.