April 25, 2021_ Show ID 1758
Guest: Paul Doran, Baron of Salt, Lord of the Manor at Belleek Castle, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland www.belleekcastle.com
April 24, 2021_ Show ID 1758
Hour 1 Guest: Broadcast Media Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams shares trips and insider info for travelers.
Hour 2 Guest: Stephanie continues sharing insider travel info followed by a chat with Claudius Phillips, President & CEO, Lancaster Youth Forum, a non-profit organization assisting youth with international experiences and President of Trinidad & Tobago Fantasy Tours, Ltd. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hour 3 Guest: Derek Warfield, head of Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, musician, historian, musicologist, entertainer, composer, wit, author, Based in County Kildare, Ireland & Tampa, Florida, www.TheYoungWolfeTones.com
April 18, 2021_Show ID 1757
Guest: Niall Coffey, General Manager, Harvey’s Point, a unique charming lodge nestled on the shore of Lough Eske, just minutes away from Donegal Town Center, County Donegal, Ireland. www.HarveysPoint.com
April 17, 2021_Show ID 1756
Hour 1 Guest: Joseph “Joe” Longo, Managing Director, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, USA www.JesffersonHotel.com
Hour 2 Guest: Patty Fuller, Co-owner & Farm Manager, Parker Hill Farm & Boutique Campground, Parker Hill, Vermont, USA www.ParkerHillFarm.com
Hour 3 Guest: Dr. Tim Campbell, Director, Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK www.SaintPatrickCentre.com
April 11, 2021_Show ID 1755
Guest: Scott Dring, President & CEO, Visit Dublin Ohio, Based in Dublin ,Ohio, USA. www.VisitDublinOhio.com
April 10, 2021_Show ID 1754
Hour 1 Guest: Eoghan Corry, Editor of Air & Travel online magazine and Member of Ireland’s Tourism Recovery Task Force Eoghan Corry’s Air & Travel Facebook
Hour 2 Guest: Nils Haupt, Spokesperson, Happag-Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany, www.Happag-Lloyd.com
Hour 3 Guest: Brian Nolan, Ireland Walking Tour Guide & Storyteller, Galway Walks, Barna, County Galway, Ireland, www.GalwayWalks.com
Guest: Ulises Infante Garcia, General Manager, AC Marriott Coumbus Dublin Ohio, USA www.marriott.com
April 3, 2021_ Show ID 1752
This is an historic episode of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams. While Stephanie often has one guest for an entire hour because of the combination of their intensely interesting information and the entertaining way in which this travel-related information is delivered by the guest and, on rare occasion, carries one guest over from one hour of the radio show to a second hour, in this episode, Stephanie holds this guest, Mark Leslie, over from Hour 1 into Hour 2 and through Hour 3 providing listeners with an incredible visit with this extraordinary man. Mark Leslie, who grew up living in Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland, is a first cousin (once removed) of Winston Churchill, as Mark’s grandmother and Winston Churchill’s mother were sisters, Leoni Jerome Leslie and Jennie Jerome Churchill making Mark’s father, Desmond Leslie and Winston Churchill first cousins. The Leslie family’s history includes such memorable historic figures as the Duke of Wellington and so many artifacts, including Winston’s Christening Gown, are enshrined at Castle Leslie which operates as a castle hotel in the historic mansion as well as having boutique accommodations on the grounds of an area of the 1000 acre estate in Castle Leslie’s Equestrian Centre. Pour yourself a glass or your favorite drink, have a snack or two available at your fingertips and settle in to enjoy this extraordinary exchange between travel expert Stephanie Abrams and Mark Leslie, live from Dún Laoghaire in County Dublin, Ireland.
Hour 1, 2, and 3 Guest: Mark Leslie, Founder of Martello, a visionary company that creates unique experiences to visitors to exhibits and museums whose creative work has been on display at the Ireland Pavilion of the World Expo in Nagoya, Japan, “Churchill: The Power of Words,” at NYC’s JP Morgan Library, Malta’s Fine Arts Museum in Valletta in conjunction with Valletta’s naming as the EU’s European Capital of Cultural for 2018 and the permanent exhibits at Malta’s Fort Saint Angelo and it ESPLORA Science Centre, and, in exhibits in Ireland including: Yeats Exhibit at the National Library, Dublin’s General Post Office Easter Rising exhibit, Cork’s Blackrock Observatory, Ormand Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Maria Edgeworth Centre in Edgeworthstown, Carrickmacross Workhouse, The Patrick Kavanagh Centre and more! You are in for a treat!
Hour 1 Guest: Mark Leslie, Founder, Martello, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland www.MartelloMedia.com
Hour 2 Guest: Mark Leslie, Founder, Martello, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland www.MartelloMedia.com
Hour 3 Guest: Mark Leslie, Founder, Martello, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland www.MartelloMedia.com
March 28, 2021_Show ID 1751
Guest: Cal Sheehy, Mayor of Lake Havasu City and General Manager of the London Bridge Resort, Arizona, USA www.LondonBridgeResort.co
March 27, 2021_ Show ID 1750
Hour 1: Radio Show Travel Expert, Stephanie Abrams, shares travel tips, advice, and insights into travel during the Covid era.
Hour 2 Guest: Ralph Mahana, General Manager, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA www.WindsorCourtHotel.com
Hour 3 Guest: Cal Sheehy, Mayor of Lake Havasu City and General Manager of the London Bridge Resort, Arizona, USA www.LondonBridgeResort.com
March 21, 2020_Show ID 1749
For full show notes, photos, blogs, stories, video and more visit sAbrams.com.
Guest: Christophe Le Chatton, General Manager, Ballantyne Hotel & Resort, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
March 20, 2021_Show ID 1748
Hour 1: With the news flooded with attention to racism, in general, and racism within the royal establishment of the UK, in particular, Stephanie focuses on travel as a solution to racism, a subject she has addressed for decades as the mechanism to create bonds between people and diverse cultures in keeping with Mark Twain’s 1800’s comment, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.“
Then join Stephanie as she chats with Eamon O’Cuiv in Ireland and Malachy Mc Court in New York City:
Hour 2: Eamon O’Cuiv, TD Irish Government, Connemara, Galway, Ireland.
STEPHANIE ABRAMS rebroadcasts interview with Eamon O’Cuiv in wrap up weekend celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2021.
Hour 3: Guest: Malachy McCourt, Author, Actor, Celebrity Personality, New York City, New York, USA https://patch.com/new-york/parkslope/mayor-declares-malachy-mccourt-day-nyc-irish-author-actor
While media travel expert Stephanie Abrams had plans to interview author, actor, raconteur, wit, owner of the first Singles Bar in New York City and key figure in the Pulitzer Prize winning memoir written by his brother, Frank McCourt, featured in the book and film, “Angela’s Ashes,” Malachy McCourt, for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day wrap up, Malachy regrettably took a fall and broke his leg on the day before St. Patrick’s Day 2021. Since surgery was required and planned for, of all day, St. Patrick’s Day, not only did this unexpected procedure mandate the cancellation of his new appearance on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams but also nullified Malachy’s appearance, even by internet, to be present at a ceremony led by NYC’s Mayor Di Blasio naming St. Patrick’s Day 2021 “Malachy McCourt Day” and honoring Malachy as “Irishman of the Year.”
Since Malachy McCourt is a dear friend of travel expert Stephanie Abrams and a frequent guest on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, Stephanie shares a recent interview with Malachy recorded while Stephanie and her husband, Mark Abrams, Remote Producer for Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Travel TV WITH Stephanie Abrams, were in “Lough Down,” Stephanie’s description of being in “lockdown” in 2020 in Ireland and Northern Ireland which extended their planned trip from three weeks to to FIVE (5) MONTHS. During that time, Stephanie caught up with Malachy McCourt who lives in NYC. Malachy’s interview is rebroadcast here. Enjoy!
March 14, 2021_ Show ID 1747
Trent shares his experiences traveling near and far following his interest in creating and distributing plastic bags that disintegrate through composting. A fascinating journey.
March 13, 2021_ Show ID 1746
Hour 1 Guest: Jill Delaney, President & CEO, Discover Albany, Albany, New York, USA.
Hour 2 Guest: Christophe Le Chatton, General Manager, Ballantyne Hotel & Resort, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. www.TheBallantyne.com
Hour 3 Guest: Hour 2 Guest: Christophe Le Chatton, General Manager, Ballantyne Hotel & Resort, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. www.TheBallantyne.com
March 7, 2021_ Show ID 1745
Guest: Stan Mickus, Spokesperson for Cross Sound Ferry Service, Based in New London, Connecticut, USA, www.LongIslandFerry.com