Consortium’s, an increasingly popular one-stop travel shopping source, is discussed by Dave Wiggins, Executive Director of Trusted Adventures, Chris, and Jerry. Trusted Adventures, an excellent consortium example, consists of eight trusted and well-established adventure company members allowing travelers to identify and book top quality adventure travel vacations with confidence and ease at one source. Ways to utilize consortiums, reason why they were created and many other topics are discussed to help narrow down any adventure trips you want to take.
Willy Beumer of Carnival Cruise Lines joins Chris and Jerry to discuss the changes and advantages of cruising with this 35-year old icon. Carnival changed the world’s concept of cruising and is continuing to be innovative in offering world-wide destinations, variation in activities, exciting ships and attracting passengers of all ages. Willy’s comments will have you on a Carnival Cruise soon.
Often called the “Last Continent” or “The Greatest Vacation Experience”, Antarctica is truly on the top of all traveler’s lists. Unique in many ways, the Frozen Continent offers experiences unlike any other found on earth. Using zodiacs, ship, kayaks and walking, this trip offers fabulous experiences exploring fascinating animal life, icebergs and weather. Chris and Jerry give suggested ways to visit the continent, explain best months to visit, discuss crossing the Drake passage, compare different companies that offer programs and many other ideas to enhance your experience.
Cherie Anderson, owner of Professional Tour Management Training, tourtraining.com , joins Chris and Jerry to discuss the challenging, exciting and fast-growing tour directing profession. Many aspects of the profession including the various types of tours from around the world to in-town half-day, solving problems, who might consider being a tour escort, how to handle sudden situations, tipping and many other topics are discussed. This show is a must for both those who want to be a tour director and those who like to take escorted tour.
Helena Koenig, founder of Grand Travel, joints Chris and Jerry to discuss the fast-growing and family-uniting grandparent/grandchild travel concept. She shares her 22-year experience with this exciting travel opportunity with ideas on safety, itinerary planning and pacing, modes of travel, unique travel experiences, transmitting cultural inheritances and many other ideas to help grandparents and grandchildren bond together while traveling worldwide.
This show teaches you how to save money while making your vacation and adventure plans. Johnny Jet, founder of JohnnyJet.com, joins Chris and Jerry to discuss traveling in style while saving big bucks. Featured on many radio and television networks and in travel newspapers and articles, Johnny created a website where everyone should begin their plans as it links to thousands of travel websites including airline, hotels, cars, travel articles and many other tools to make you a better traveler.
Chris and Jerry discuss the roll geography plays in determining the travel experience you will. Some of the topics include the International Date Line, time zones, and why some islands are dry and desert and others are lush and tropical. They also explain the difference of Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia.
Chris and special guest co-host Cheryl Taylor talk about shopping around the world. Listen as they talk about different tips and secrets while shopping or looking for souvenirs while traveling the world.
Chris and Jerry define passport and visa and give numerous suggestions to help save time, money, and frustration. Topics include checking validity of passports when obtaining visas, expiration dates on visas, length of time to obtain visas and checking to see if having a visa of one country in your passport will prohibit you from entering another country. Airport departure fees are also discussed.
Packing often is one of the most uninteresting part of any vacation plan. Chris and Jerry discuss necessary items to include on any trip and unique suggestions to make your luggage problem less of a hassle such as type of luggage to take, amount of clothes to keep weight and size down, luggage requirements for rail travel and many other topics.