Podcasts of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams
March 28, 2021_Show ID 1751
Guest: Cal Sheehy, Mayor of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and General Manager of the London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA www.LondonBridgeResort.com
March 27, 2021_Show ID 1750
Hour 1: Stephanie shares insights into the state of travel with tips on car rental and more.
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, Arizona and General Manager of the London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA www.LondonBridgeResort.com
March 21, 2021_Show ID 1749
Travel expert Stephanie Abrams takes audiences on a virtual tour of The Ballantyne Hotel & Resort in Charlotte, North Carolina! You won’t want to miss this gem! 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 www.TheBallantyne.com
March 20, 2021_ Show ID 1748
Broadcast media radio show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams wraps up the weekend following St. Patrick’s Day with program content focused on Irish movers and shakers including Eamon O’Cuive, grandson of Eamon De Valera, Past President of Ireland and key activist in the creation of the independent Republic of Ireland and Malachy McCourt who was named “Irishman of the Year” on St. Patrick’s Day 2021, also recognized in NYC as “Malachy McCourt Day!” 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. http://www.eamonocuiv.ie 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.
March 14, 2021_Show ID 1747
March 13, 2021_Show ID 1746
Hour 1 Guest: Jill Delaney, President & CEO, Discover Albany, Albany, New York, USA. www.Albany.org
Hour 2 Guest: Christophe Le Chatton, General Manager, Ballantyne Hotel & Resort, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. www.TheBallantyne.com
Hour 3 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
March 6, 2016_Show ID 1744
Hour 1: Broadcast travel expert Stephanie Abrams shares travel info and travel tips this hour including how one an recognize Americans while traveling in Spain!
Hour 2 Guest: Margaret Caiting, General Manager, The Lodge at Bromley, Peru, Vermont, USA.abutting the marvelous shopping outlet stores in Manchester, Vermont, USA. www.LodgeAtBromley.com
It’s off to the mountains of Vermont where contactless entry and exit from rooms at the Lodge at Bromley include Ski-In/Ski-Out accommodations from the lodge to Bromley Mountain skiing opportunities. The views alone make the visit worth the trip! Then add Manchester, Vermont, which abuts Peru, Vermont, for quick respites from skiing to enjoy this charming New England town complete with the Northshire Bookstore, a huge Victorian mansion with all of the romance and character you could wish for in a bookstore experience PLUS the added attraction of a wide array of designer brand retail outlet shops! So many good reasons to “Stay & Play USA!
Hour 3 Guest: Paul Pennicook, CEO, Curacao Tourist Board, Willemstad, Curacao, with updates on the island, travel opportunities and travel restrictions. http://www.VisitCuracao.com
February 28, 2021_Show ID 1743
Join broadcast media’s radio show travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, as she chats with Hotel Guru Bob Rauch, owner of hotels and founder of RAR Hospitality, a company devoted to excellence in hotel management.
February 27, 2021_Show ID 1741
February 27, 2021 For full show notes, photos, blogs, stories, video and more visit sAbrams.net.
Hour 1 Guests: Brad Beaty & Giuseppi Di Palma, co-owners, Lush Experiences, based in Loveland, Colorado, USA.For full show notes, photos, blogs, stories, video and more visit sAbrams.com. http://www.LushExperiences. com
Hour 2 Guest: Scott Dring, President & CEO, Visit Dublin Ohio, Based in Dublin ,Ohio, USA. http://www.VisitDublinOhio.com Hour 3 Guest: Ulises Infante Garcia, General Manager, AC Marriott Columbus Dublin Ohio, USA
February 21, 2021_ Show ID 1741
Guest: John Graham, President, Travel World VR, a division of Perillo Tours, Based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, www.TravelWorldVR.com
February 20, 2021_ Show ID 1740
Hour 1 Guest: Stephen Thomas, CEO, TPT Global Tech, Inc. Discussing Covid Screening Equipment and its application at airports and tourism venues, Based in San Diego, California, USA, www.TPTglobalTech.com
Hour 2 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.
Hour 3 Guest: Paul Doran, Baron of Salt, and Lord of the Manor at Belleek Castle, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, a wonderfully hospitable experience for those who come to dine and enjoy the bar lounge and for those lucky enough to secure a reservation to be a guest in residence in the comfortable and pampering accommodations. Note that Ballina is the ancestral home of US President Joseph Biden and is the Sister City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA.
And Paul Doran is one of those lads in Ireland you can describe as a “Character with Character.” Enjoy!
February 14, 2021_Show ID 1739
GUEST: PAUL PENNICOOK, CEO, CURACAO TOURIST BOARD, WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, WITH UPDATES ON THE ISLAND, TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. HTTP://WWW.VISITCURACAO.COM
February 13, 2021_ Show ID 1738
Hour 1 Guest: Samantha “Sam” Starns, Photographer and Author of “Elope Your Life, Rosenburg, Oregon, USA. www.SamStarns.com
HOUR 2 GUEST: DENNIS ZOTIGH, MUSEUM CULTURAL SPECIALIST, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, WWW.AMERICANINDIANSI.EDU
HOUR 3 GUEST: MALACHY KEARNS, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF ROUNDSTONE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, ROUNDSTONE, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY, IRELAND. WWW.BODHRAN.COM
February 7, 2021_Show ID 1737
Guest: Kathleen Jarvis, Recipient of Stephanie Abrams Travel Fairy Godmother visit in Ireland with Sister Catherine Markey, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, www.StScho.org
February 6, 2021 Show ID1736
Hour 1: Stephanie Abrams provides travel tips and insights for travel during Covid-19 challenges.
Hour 2 Guest: Margaret Caiting, General Manager, Lodge at Bromley, Peru, Vermont, USA at Bromley Ski Area, www.LodgeAtBromley.com
Hour 3 Guest: Trent Romer, Author, “Finding Sustainability,” based in Albany, New York, USA, www.TrentRomer.com
January 31, 2021_Show ID 1735
Zane Kerby, President & CEO, American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Based in Washington, DC, USA, www.ASTA.org
Kathleen Jarvis, traveler with Sister Catherine Markey, Benedictine Nun,Based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on a trip through Ireland hosted by travel expert Stephanie Abrams. www.StSchol.org
January 30. 2021_Show ID 1734
Hour 1 Guest: Stephanie Abrams shares tips, recommendations and insider insights in dealing with the Covid virus while trying to travel safely. Later, Stephanie welcomes Kathleen Jarvis, recipient of Stephanie Abrams Travel Fairy Godmother 11 day/10 night tour of Ireland accompanying Sister Catherine Markey, Benedictine Nun and former archivist at St. Scholastica Monestary in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kathleen drops in at the end of this hour and is invited back appearing later in this episode and on February 7, 2021. www. StScho.org
Hour 3 Guest: Kathleen Jarvis, talks with Stephanie Abrams in-depth about the experiences she and Sister Catherine Markey , Benedictine nun and archivist at St. Scoloastica Monastery in Forth Smith, Arkansasa, had visiting Ireland with a surprise entrance by Stephanie her husband, Mark, showing up to take over the roles of driver and guide! www.St.Scho.org
January 24, 2021_Show ID 1733
Guest: Ian Sterling, Public Information Officer and Director of Communications for Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Washington, USA www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
January 23, 2021_Show ID 1732
Hour 1 Guest: Billy O’Connor, Shareholder-Owner, Great Blasket Island Experience, vacation cottage rentals on Great Blasket Island, County Kerry, based in Dingle Town, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. www.GreatBlasketIsland.net
Hour 2 Guest: John Graham, President, Travel World VR, Based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, USA. SPECIAL FREE OFFER: Please go to the APP Store on your mobile phone and search for “Travel World VR.” Subscribe FREE & check the box to receive, while supplies last, a free Virtual Reality Headset so that you can watch VR videos of destinations, resorts and venues for travelers worldwide at their website or on your mobile phone! Enjoy! www.TravelWorldVR.com
Hour 3 Guest: Bob Rauch, Hotel Guru, owner of hotels and CEO of RAR Hospitality,a hotel management and consulting company, Based in San Diego, California, USA sharing insights into protocols hoteliers are following to create Covid-safe environments for staff and guests. Bob serves on the official tourism boards fro San Diego and Carlsbad, California. www.HotelGuru.com www.RARHospitality.com
January 17, 2021_Show ID 1731
Guest: Nico Scherman, General Manager, Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, USA www.DestinationHotels.com
January 16, 2021_ Show ID 1730
Hour 1 Guest: Nico Scherman, General Manager, Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, USA www.DestinationHotels.com
Hour 2 Guest: Hour 1 Guest: Nico Scherman, General Manager, Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, USA www.DestinationHotels.com
Hour 3 Guests:
JOE BLEWITT, THIRD COUSIN ONCE REMOVED OF PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN, BALINA AND OWNER OF JOE BLEWITT PLUMBING AND HEATING,, COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND
MARK DUFFY, COUNCILLOR, COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND. www.facebook.com/cllrmarkduffy
January 10, 2021_ Show ID 1729
Guest: Keiko Matsudo Orrall, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT), Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA www.VisitMA.com
January 9, 2021_ Show ID 1728
Hour 1 Guest: Stan Mickus, Spokesperson for family owned Cross Sound Ferry Services providing ferry services between New London, Connecticut and Long Island, New York, USA. www.LongIslandFerry.com
Hour 2 Guest: Zane Kerby, President & CEO, American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Washington, DC, USA, www.ASTA.org
Hour 3 Guest: Ian Sterling, Public Information Officer and Director of Communications for Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Washington, USA www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
January 3, 2021_ Show ID 1727
Mark Leslie, CEO of Martello, a company known for its award-winning exhibits and interactive experiences at visitors centers and museums globally, based in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland, a frequent guest on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, shares his insider knowledge related to the popular series, The Crowne, and the real people who are represented in the episodes which includes insider info related to Ireland’s Birr Castle in County Offaly where the Leviathan Telescope, built in the early 1800s, stands on the estate.
January 2, 2021_ Show ID 1726
HOUR 1 GUEST: JONATHAN PLUTZIK, PRINCIPAL OWNER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BETSY HOTEL SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, HAS SERVED AS MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FANNIE MAE. WWW.THEBETSYHOTEL.COM
HOUR 2 GUEST:
Pedro Montero, Education and Outreach Coordinator, The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica, Tulemar Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Jorge Chaves, Sub-Main Manager and HR manage Catamaran Adventures, Costa Rica www.catamaranadventurescr.com
HOUR 3 GUEST: TEMPLE GRANDIN, PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, COLORADO 80523, USA. TEMPLE GRANDIN’S LIFE STORY IS FEATURED IN THE HBO FILM, “TEMPLE GRANDIN,” WHO IS PORTRAYED BY CLAIRE DANE.
December 27, 2020_Show ID 1725
Guest: Derek Warfield, founder of The Wolfe Tones and The Young Wolfe Tones, County Kildare, Ireland, www.TheYoungWolfeTones.com
December 26, 2020_ Show ID 1724
Hour 1 Guest: Dr. Tim Campbell, Director, Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, www.SaintPatrickCentre.com
Hour 2 & Hour 3 Guest:
Hour 2 and Hour 3 Guest: Paul Doran, Baron of Salt, owner of Belleek Castle, Garrankeel, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland
It is rare when radio show travel expert Stephanie Abrams holds a guest over from one hour to the next but Paul Doran is one of those exceptional people with and even more exceptional family history of rascals and scoundrals that will delight the imp that lives inside you yearning to burst free! Paul’s story is one of international adventure and risk-taking that results in the purchase of Belleek Castle where, today, you can overnight in comfortable castle rooms or visit their lounge for a fireside drink, and have lite fare in Jack Fenn’s Cafe . . . or dine in immersed within Belleek Castle’s historic walls in its fine dining restaurant. A great place for a party, family reunion, benchmarking occasion or corporate event, Stephanie sees Belleek Castle as her Number One Choice for a uniquely memorable place to visit while in County Mayo, Ireland awarding it \a Gilt Edge Shamrock!
December 20, 2020_Show ID 1723
Looking for new soft adventure? Consider swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River, going ‘scalloping,’ or fishing there with the assistance of the guides and captains at the Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center in Crystal River, Florida which is 90 miles and 90 minutes north of Tampa, Florida. Learn all about it as radio show travel expert Stephaine Abrams chats with her guest! GUEST: MICHAEL MANCKE, GENERAL MANAGER, PLANTATION ON CRYSTAL RIVER, CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA, USA WWW.PLANTATIONONCRYSTALRIVER.COM
December 19, 2020_ Show ID 1722
HOUR 1 GUEST: DEREK WARFIELD, FOUNDER OF THE WOLFE TONES AND THE YOUNG WOLFE TONES, COUNTY KILDARE, IRELAND, WWW.THEYOUNGWOLFETONES.COM
HOUR 2 GUEST: JIM DWYER, PRESIDENT-ELECT, SKAL INTERNATIONAL USA, BASED IN SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY, USA, WWW.SKAL.ORG
HOUR 3 GUEST: JADE MCBRIDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TED TURNER RESERVES AND GM OF VERMEJO PARK RANCH. VERMEJO IS SET ON 550,000 ACRES IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO, USA WWW.TEDTURNERRESERVES.COM
December 13, 2020_Show ID 1721
GUEST: LINDA HART, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HOLLAND AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, USA WWW.HOLLAND.ORG
December 12, 2020_ShowID 1720
HOUR 1 GUEST: NEWTEK FOUNDER, TIM JENISON, INDUCTEE INTO THE SAN ANTONIO INVENTORS HALL OF FAME AS THE “FATHER OF DESKTOP VIDEO” SPEARHEADED THE CREATION OF VIDEO TOASTER, LIGHTWAVE 3D VISUAL EFFECTS SOFTWARE, AND IMMERSED HIMSELF IN PROVING THE THEORY THAT THE DUTCH PAINTER, VERMEER, USED MECHANICAL MEANS TO PAINT HIS MASTERPIECES. RADIO SHOW TRAVEL EXPERT, STEPHANIE ABRAMS, INTERVIEWS TIM JENISON ABOUT THE PROCESS OF “PAINTING A VERMEER” AND HIS TRAVELS FROM TEXAS TO AMSTERDAM TO LONDON TO DO THE NECESSARY RESEARCH, EVEN IN QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S PERSONAL ART COLLECTION! “TIM’S VERMEER,” A DOCUMENTARY OF THE PROCESS OF THE CREATION OF A VERMEER BY TIM, A PERSON WHO NEVER PAINTED ANYTHING BEFORE THIS EXPERIMENT, WAS WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY THE TEAM OF PENN & TELLER. WWW.NEWTEK.COM WWW.IMDB.COM
HOUR 2 GUEST: DONALD LASSSERE, PRESIDENT & CEO, MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA WWW.ALICENTER.ORG
HOUR 3 GUEST: KEIKO MATSUDO ORRALL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL & TOURISM, MOTT, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA WWW.VISITMA.COM
December 6,2020 GUEST: ALISON PARSONS, COUNTESS OF ROSSE AND WIFE OF BRENDAN PARSONS, 7TH EARL OF ROSSE, LIVE FROM BIRR CASTLE IN CO. OFFALY, IRELAND, ANSWERS STEPHANIE’S QUESTIONS ABOUT MARY WARD, COUSIN OF THE LINE OF ROSSE FAMILY MEMBERS, WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO BE KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT WHICH HAPPENED IN 1869 IN BIRR WHILE IN A STEAM-ENGINE AUTOMOBILE BUILT BY THE 3RD EARL OF ROSSE WHO ALSO DESIGNED AND BUILT THE TELESCOPE CALLED THE LEVIATHAN WHICH STILL STANDS ON THE GROUNDS OF BIRR CASTLE. DON’T MISS THIS INTERVIEW!
December 5, 2020_ Show ID1718
HOUR 1 GUEST: MARK LESLIE, CEO & FOUNDER OF MARTELLO, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, COUNTY DUBLIN, IRELAND.
IN THIS HOUR, STEPHANIE AND MARK LESLIE CHAT ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S ANCESTORS’ HOMESTEADS IN CO. MAYO AND COUNTY LOUTH AND THE NEWEST ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS WON BY MARTELLO, MARK’S COMPANY, FOR THE MARVELOUS VISITORS’ CENTERS AND EXPERIENCES FOR VISITORS THAT MARTELLO HAS CREATED WITH FOUR NEW CENTERS IN PLACE IN IRELAND.
HOUR 2 GIUEST: MARK LESLIE, CEO & FOUNDER OF MARTELLO, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, COUNTY DUBLIN, IRELAND. IN THIS HOUR, STEPHANIE AND MARK “DISH” ABOUT TIDBITS REVEALED IN THE NETFLIX SERIES, THE CROWN, RELATED TO ANTHONY ARMSTRONG-JONES A HALF-SIBLING OF THE 7TH LORD ROSSE FROM BIRR CASTLE IN COUNTY OFFALY, IRELAND. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIE INSIDER INFO SHARED HERE! NOTE THAT MARK LESLIE’S FATHER WAS 1ST COUSIN OF WINSTON CHURCHILL SO THERE IS A PIPELINE OF INFORMATION AND FIRST HAND EXPERIECES THAT MARK SHARES! WWW.MARTELLOMEDIA.COM
HOUR 3 GUEST: JOANNE WALSH, GENERAL MANAGER EXTRAORDINAIRE, LOUGH ERNE RESORT, ENNISKILLEN, COUNTY FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK. (NOTE THAT RORY MCELROY, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLFER, IS FROM ENNISKILLEN AND HAS HONED HIS SKILLS ON THE LOCAL COURSES THAT SURROUND LOUGH ERNE RESORT. ALSO NOTE THAT THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE A COVID INNOCULATION IS MARGARET KEENAN WHO LIVED THE EARLY PART OF HER LIFE IN ENNISKILLEN BUT HAS LIVED THE LAST 60 YEARS OF HER 90 YEARS ON EARTH IN COVENTRY, ENGLAND. WHEN YOU HEAR ENNISKILLEN MENTIONED, THINK LOUGH ERNE RESORT! WWW.LOUGHERNERESORT.COM
November 29, 2020_Show ID 1717
GUEST: JOANNE WALSH, GENERAL MANAGER EXTRAORDINAIRE, LOUGH ERNE RESORT, ENNISKILLEN, COUNTY FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK. (NOTE THAT RORY MCELROY, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLFER, IS FROM ENNISKILLEN AND HAS HONED HIS SKILLS ON THE LOCAL COURSES THAT SURROUND LOUGH ERNE RESORT. ALSO NOTE THAT THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE A COVID INNOCULATION IS MARGARET KEENAN WHO LIVED THE EARLY PART OF HER LIFE IN ENNISKILLEN BUT HAS LIVED THE LAST 60 YEARS OF HER 90 YEARS ON EARTH IN COVENTRY, ENGLAND. WHEN YOU HEAR ENNISKILLEN MENTIONED, THINK LOUGH ERNE RESORT! WWW.LOUGHERNERESORT.COM
November 28, 2020_ Show ID 1716
HOUR 1 GUEST: PAT GORMALLY DISCUSSES BALLINA, CO. MAYO, IRELAND, SISTER CITY OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS WHERE PRESIDENT-ELECT JOSEPH BIDEN’S FATHER’S FAMILY EMIGRATED FROM AND THE REGION IN COUNTY LOUTH WHERE BIDEN’S MOTHER’S FAMILY TRACES HER ROOTS TO.
HOUR 2 GUEST: ALISON PARSONS, COUNTESS OF ROSSE, BIRR CASTLE, COUNTY OFFALY, IRELAND. STEPHANIE ABRAMS DISCUSSES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE US QUIZ SHOW, JEOPARDY AND BIRR CASTLE WHICH CAUGHT STEPHANIE’S ATTENTION. THE “ANSWER” WAS “IN 1869, MARY WARD WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO DIE THIS WAY.” THE CONTESTANT CREATED THE CORRECT QUESTION WHICH WAS, “WHAT IS A CAR ACCIDENT.” BUT NO FURTHER INFO WAS PROVIDED CONNECTING THIS ACCIDENT TO THE TOWN OF BIRR IN COUNTY OFFALY AND THE ROSSE FAMILY NOR DID IT CONNECT MARY WARD, A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF LORD ROSSE WHO INVESTED THE LEVIATHAN TELESCOPE IN THE EARLY 1800S AND CASTLE WARD IN COUNTY DOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND THROUGH HER MARRIAGE TO HENRY WARD. THE COMPLEX AND FASCINATING HISTORIES OF THE TWO CASTLES AND THE UNIQUENESS OF THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE OWNED THEM MAKE FOR FASCINATING LISTENING!
HOUR 3 GUEST: TIM CASE, PARTNER & PRIMARY SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, TRAVEL COVID SAFE, WWW.TRAVELCOVIDSAFE.COM
NOVEMBER 22, 2020_SHOW ID 1715
GUESTS: BILL O’BRIEN, DOOLIN FERRY, COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND,
NOVEMBER 21, 2020_SHOW ID 1714
TODAY’S SHOW TAKES YOU FROM THE SITE OF THE BELFAST TITANIC IN NORTHERN IRELAND TO THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES OF MASSACHUSETTS BEFORE FOCUSING ON HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING THE COVID ERA AND WHAT HOTELS ARE DOING TO ASSURE SAFETY OF GUESTS AND STAFF.
HOUR 1 GUEST: ADRIAN MCNALLY, GENERAL MANAGER, TITANIC HOTEL BELFAST, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK
HOUR 2 GUEST: KEIKO MATSUDO ORRALL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MOTT: MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL & TOURISM, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
HOUR 3 GUEST: TERRY SUERO,QUALITY STANDARDS EXPERT AND EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL SCIENTIST, TRAVEL COVID SAFE, BUFFALO, NEW YORK, USA
November 15, 2020: Visit Los Cabos! Show ID_1713
Guest: Andreas Schmidt, General Manager, Grand Velas Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico. www.VelasResorts.com
NOTE: This show has not yet broadcast. Please watch for posting of podcast and archived audio after it has broadcast on radio.
November 14, 2020: Visit Holland, its lakes, gardens and green area as well as its Tulip Festival without leaving the US on a trip to Holland, Michigan as Stephanie Abrams explores her focus on “Stay & Play USA!”_ Show ID 1712
NOTE: This show has not yet broadcast. Please watch for posting of podcast and archived audio after it has broadcast on radio.
Hour 1 Guest: Linda Hart, Executive Director, Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holland, Michigan, USA, www.Holland.org
Hour 2 Guest: In a rare moment, travel expert show host Stephanie Abrams continues discussion about what makes Holland, Michigan a great place to visit with spokesperson, Linda Hart, Executive Director of the Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holland, Michigan, USA. www.Holland.org
Hour 3 Guest: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams provides insights into how to travel safely wrapped around a chat wtih Steven Farrell, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Holland, Michigan, USA. www.Marriott.com
November 8, 2020: Golf Where Rory McElroy Golfs! Show ID 1711
Guest: Joanne Walsh, General Manager, Lough Erne Resort, Ennishkillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. www.LoughErneResort.com
November 7, 2020: Visit Hotels, A View of the Travel Industry & a Visit with Grandson of Eamon De Velara in Ireland_ Show ID 1710
Guest Hour 1: Sean O’Driscoll, CEO, iNUA Hospitality, County Cork, Ireland, www.iNUAhospitality.ie
Guests Hour 2: Arnie Weissman, Editor-in-Chief, Travel Weekly Magazine, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA, www.TravelWeekly.com
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of Irish Hotel Federation & Marketing Director, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, County Limerick, Ireland www.Woodlands-Hotel.ie
Hour 3 Guest: Eamon O’Cuiv, TD, Member of Irish Parlament & Grandson of Former President of Ireland, Eamon De Valera, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, www.EamonOCuiv.ie
November 1, 2020: Stay & Play USA! Show ID1707
Guest: Wayne Lee, President, Wayne’s World Media Group, Based in New York City, New York, USA www.WaynesWorldMedia.com
October 31, 2020: From Ireland’s County Clare to the Aran Island & Off to Los Cabos, Mexico with Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams_ Show ID 1708
HOUR 1 Guest: Bill O’Brien, Founder & CEO, O’Brien Ferry, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, www.DoolinFerry.com
HOUR 2 Guest: Bill O’Brien, Founder & CEO, O’Brien Ferry, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, www.DoolinFerry.com
Hour 3 Guest: Andreas Schmidt, General Manager, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico, www.VelasResorts.com
October 25, 2020: Visit London Bridge in Lake Havasu City Arizona_Show ID 1707
Cal Sheehy, Mayor of Lake Havasu City, Arizona & GM of London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu, Arizona
October 24, 2020: Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams_ Lough Erne Resort to Hobbs, New Mexico_Show ID 1706
Hour 1 Guest: Joanne Walsh, General Manager, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, UK. LoughErneResort.com
Hour 2 Guest: Mayor Sam Cobb, Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
Hour 3: America’s radio travel expert rated one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Travel, Stephanie Abrams, shares insights and anecdotes on travel today and her personal travels this hour.