Lou is currently Host of "Lou in the Morning" a guest driven radio talk show on WPFl.105.1 FM. Bruce Oliver talks about his trip to Cuba and how the average person can travel legally to Cuba during this broadcast.
Cuba Bound on a "People to People" cruise from the United States. During my first trip to Cuba I'll be traveling to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba and the surrounding areas from July 23-31, 2016. During this licensed cruise itinerary I'll interact with the musicians, artists, businesses, and families who make up the community of Cuba. Through me your readers will engage with the Cuban people, experience the sights and sounds of Cuba's beautiful country: the Spanish and French colonial architecture, American classic cars, traditional Cuban music and dance, the coastal fortresses and tall cathedrals, and the cannons on San Juan Hill. In essence I'll be searching for the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Cuba.
The purpose of this trip is to do research on U.S. travel to Cuba.
I will focus on the licensed travel arrangements between the U.S. Government and the Cuban Government.
How can the average citizen become one of the first to travel to Cuba with agencies licensed by both governments?
What can the U.S. traveler expect to see?
What can you expect to eat if you travel to Cuba?
Follow me for more information on Cuba on this licensed cruise/tour of Cuba.
Where is Wuhan China? Wuhan’s Bronze Bells, Weaving Silk Rugs and Yangtze River Cruise (1998)
Wuhan is in Central China bordering the Yangtze River.
Luxury Sporting Events Ep2 – Go to the Olympics and Masters Tournament on packages from http://LuxurySportingEvents.com
Host Bruce Oliver: We're talking about luxury sporting events, the trope events that are offered and we'll just come back off of a major events. The Super Bowl. And that was something else. Wasn't it Barrett? - Guest Barrett: Yeah. What a game I had.
Venturing into Expedition Cruising on a cruise to Antarctica with Tony Pace – LGEC Episode 1
This is the first in a series of program featuring Luxury Global Expeditions Concierge services with Bruce Oliver. Luxury Global Expeditions Concierge Groups. View amazing video footage on one of my other channels or go to the previous link.
Bruce Oliver: Well, welcome everybody. Today we’re going to be talking to Tony pace. Tony is an entertainer that I’ve known for a number of years and he does an extraordinary job with everything from impressions to singing and just unbelievable shows. Everybody that’s seen him has said the same thing. Tony has been on expedition cruises all couple of years now and he’s on an expedition cruise right now on Seabourn Quest. Welcome to the show. Tony, how are you doing today
Tony Pace: Thank you Bruce. I appreciate that. I’m doing great. I’m on the, Seabourn Quest headed down to Antartica. we boarded on a in Buenos Aires, which is a great, incredible port to be from or to, to sail from. those of you who are looking for something to do in, in that region. When I say it is also a great destination point as well. but we joined, a few days ago on the Seabourn headed down to Antarctica as I said, and this is truly one of the great expedition, destinations that everyone in my, my humble opinion, everyone should do. At some point in their lives.
Bruce Oliver: Absolutely. And the, the ship, you’ve been on all kinds of ships, doing all types of entertainment over the last few years. How was this ship, the Quest different than the other ships that you’ve been on?
Tony Pace: Well, the Quest is a smaller, a smaller ship. Basically. It has a passenger capacity of a about 400 plus about 400 people. and plus the, the crew of course. So you have 400 passengers as opposed to some of the larger ships that have 2000, 3000 on up. it, it lends itself for a more intimate, intimate, the, you know, just experienced as far as that’s concerned. But they also bring on here, one of the most incredible expedition teams of, of about 12 people that are experts. They will forget more than I will ever remember each one of them. It’s just absolutely amazing. Some of them, were stationed in Antartica for one is specifically, Paul was there for 26 years. So their knowledge is just amazing. First off and the ship, adds a level of amazing luxury. so you’re doing an expedition, you’re doing an expedition cruise in luxury. and it’s, it’s amazing concept as far as that’s concerned. The, the suites are amazing. I mean all of it, the experience is top notch and, I recommend this, above all.
Bruce Oliver: Absolutely. And you know, the thing is expedition ships are different than the regular ships because on this, on these ships are that Seabourn and a lot of the other ships that are made explicit, especially for this type of travel, have things like powered submarines. And with Seabourn, these ships have sub, some Marines that are leather upholstery, air conditioned in the bad climate stereo system, champagne service, et cetera. It’s just unbelievable. I remember years ago,
Tony Pace: No, as a matter of fact, the, the Seabourn has, taken the expedition aspect to the next level. And they are, I believe if, if I’m correct, they’re building another two ships that are, I think they were smaller. and they, they are specifically for expedition, and they will have submarines that will be part of the expedition aspect. I think that’s the next up and coming thing.
Bruce Oliver: Absolutely. And the, the other thing is, is there a lot of these smaller expedition ships have, some of them have helicopters and heliports it’s just amazing where in Antartica you might be able to go inland or on the ice as well. It is land underneath the ice, closer to the South pole.
Going to the SuperBowl in Miami, Florida? – LuxurySportingEvents.com Episode 1
Going to the SuperBowl in Miami, Florida?
Learn how sports fans arrange their bucket list travel with Bruce Oliver.
Bruce: Good day to anybody that’s out there interested in going to future event and luxury sporting event. That’s what we offer today. And I’m talking to Barrett Caldwell from Road Trips, my website. If you are interested, you can go to http://luxurysportingevents.com and what can put together any package that you wish. As a matter of fact, bear can talk a little bit about today, the availability for the super bowl, which is in January and it just in a few days from now and what the likelihood is that you would be able to put together a package that we can develop for you and customize for you. Well, welcome to the program Barrett. I’m happy to see you and give us a little bit of background about, what you do and how you do it.
Barrett: But yeah, my background specifically at road trips has been, has been wonderful. I mean we are the, the perennial kind of pick for someone who wants a luxury sporting event. So I would definitely put that asterick there that we’re going to be on the high end premium side of the market that doesn’t enact it has to be exorbitant. But yeah, surrounding the Superbowl. Let’s just talk that quickly because you mentioned it, is that we’re the go to resource for someone to have a seamless travel experience. So that means, Hey, take care of my tickets, take care of my accommodation, take care of getting me to and from the airport, add on some hospitality, add on some VIP, let’s say parties, some pregame, you know, festivities, things around Superbowl weekend in Miami. I actually, you know, funny enough flew back last night from Miami, I was down there doing a lot of prep work and kind of getting red trips ready to have our host fly in a which has representatives, our company, people who work for us to really make sure you have that seamless experience from airport pickup to hotel, greeting to tickets in hand to really put that seamless touch on sports travel.
Barrett: And so that’s, that’s what I did in Miami to get us ready. And then obviously that I’ll carry through the next four or five days as people are there for the game. But gosh, you want to talk availability for it. I mean we’re priced, they’re probably at 98% sold at this point. And I had a last minute request this morning for a family of four. I think we’re going to be able to deliver on that. I have some confidence with two phone calls I made earlier, both with hotel and then of course the tickets we have. But yeah, we start, I mean, gosh, we start planning for Superbowls a year and a half to two years in advance with getting hotel space. We’re securing our ticket assets everywhere from, you know, kind of the upper deck, middle range all the way down to club seats at the 50 yard line we can deliver on.
Barrett: Well, it’s, it’s, it’s, I mean, to that point right there, it’s what you said. I mean, my, my whole goal and what we do in road trips as a preferred partner, if you will, with brace, with your company and luxury sporting events is that I want to deliver on their preferred experience. All your best clients, any of your travelers out there watching, chances are somewhere in that top five bucket, they have sports somewhere. Whether that’s the kids in the family who loved tennis, whether that’s someone who has a Superbowl dream or a Tokyo Olympic stream or a Paris 20, 24 summer games dream, whatever it looks like. I’m just the one going, that’s your dream. My job is to create it. So working in partnership with you is where I sit there and kind of put the glue on their preferred experience so you can come to me and asked me how I would do it. But at the end of the day it’s what events do you want to s...
Transylvania and Dracula interview with Jane Congdon by Bruce Oliver
Author: Jane Congdon, “It Started with Dracula: “The Count, My Mother, and Me“ “As a young girl, Jane Congdon loved movies about Dracula. They ignited a dream in her to see the castles and forests of Transylvania, but first she had to face the monster that lurked in her very own house—a mother whose thirst was more frightening than a vampire’s. “
During this interview learn more about Jane and her trip to Transylvania to do research on Vlad the Impaler the inspiration for the character Count Dracula.
“Vlad III Dracula, known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula, was Voivode of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death. He is often considered one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history and a national hero of Romania. He was the second son of Vlad Dracul, who became the ruler of Wallachia in 1436.” Wikipedia
Travel Safety with Leo J Malnoney
After 35 year working as a Black Ops operative Leo knows how to travel safely. Listen to his story and for his tips on traveling safely.