31 episodes

Veteran travel journalist, Jill Dutton, takes listeners around the globe to discover a sense of place through the stories of those she meets along the way. Each episode is an insider's look at a destination -- whether through the eyes of a chef, historian, distillery owner, fisherman, or farmer, each person we meet adds a rich layer to the narrative of culture and place. We'll dive deep into the hearts and souls of the places we visit, uncovering the hidden gems and untold stories that make each destination truly unique. Jill's podcast was ranked #22 in FeedSpot's "Best Travel Podcasts on the Planet." View Jill's portfolio of articles in national magazines, listen to her podcast, read her syndicated column, Global Plates: The People We Meet, The Food They Eat, or show your support by subscribing to the Global Journeys with Jill Dutton podcast!

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Veteran travel journalist, Jill Dutton, takes listeners around the globe to discover a sense of place through the stories of those she meets along the way. Each episode is an insider's look at a destination -- whether through the eyes of a chef, historian, distillery owner, fisherman, or farmer, each person we meet adds a rich layer to the narrative of culture and place. We'll dive deep into the hearts and souls of the places we visit, uncovering the hidden gems and untold stories that make each destination truly unique. Jill's podcast was ranked #22 in FeedSpot's "Best Travel Podcasts on the Planet." View Jill's portfolio of articles in national magazines, listen to her podcast, read her syndicated column, Global Plates: The People We Meet, The Food They Eat, or show your support by subscribing to the Global Journeys with Jill Dutton podcast!

    Saratoga, Wyoming: Luxury Adventure at Brush Creek Ranch

    Saratoga, Wyoming: Luxury Adventure at Brush Creek Ranch

    As the sun sets over the rugged peaks of Saratoga, Wyoming, a sense of untamed beauty and luxurious comfort envelop you at Brush Creek Ranch. 

    From the adrenaline rush of river rafting and horseback riding to the serenity of goat yoga and sound baths, this is where the Wild West meets unwavering luxury. The Cheyenne Club tantalizes your taste buds with culinary masterpieces like Chef Ricky’s bone broth soup and Wagyu beef, while a 30,000-bottle wine collection awaits to be uncorked. 

    In this episode, Eddy Young, the Director of Activities imparts his wisdom on the endless escapades at your fingertips, promising an experience that's tailored just for you.

    RESOURCES
    All-Inclusive Luxury Ranch Resort, WY | Brush Creek RanchEmbark on an Unforgettable All-Inclusive Retreat at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming – Itinerary (globaljourneyswithjilldutton.com)Support the show
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    • 31 min
    Corpus Christi: Nocturnal Sea Escapades with the Creator of Glow Row, Zack Jurasek

    Corpus Christi: Nocturnal Sea Escapades with the Creator of Glow Row, Zack Jurasek

    In today’s episode, the second in a series about Corpus Christi, Texas, we meet Zack Jurasek, the visionary behind GlowRow®, a one-of-a-kind experience that blends adventure, nature, and innovation. With Zack at the helm, GlowRow® invites you to embark on a journey where kayaking meets nighttime magic.
    Imagine paddling through the tranquil waters of the Texas Gulf Coast, your kayak aglow with vibrant hues, offering a captivating glimpse into the underwater world beneath you. Each stroke of the paddle carries you deeper into an experience unlike any other.
    GlowRow® isn't just about the visual spectacle; it's about immersion. Your knowledgeable tour guide will not only navigate you through these enchanting waters but will also unveil the secrets of the coast – from its rich history to its diverse wildlife.
    So, if you're craving an adventure that ignites your senses and leaves you breathless with wonder, look no further than GlowRow®. Get ready to paddle into the night and discover the Texas Gulf Coast in a whole new light! 

    RESOURCES
    Learn more: GlowRow - Guided Kayak Tours in Clear, Lighted KayaksItinerary: Coastal Bliss: A Corpus Christi Escape of SUP Yoga, Nighttime Kayaking, Island Adventures, and Culinary Delights – Itinerary (globaljourneyswithjilldutton.com)


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    • 27 min
    Restoring The Ritz: Corpus Christi's Cultural Renaissance with Cheryl Votzmeyer-Rios

    Restoring The Ritz: Corpus Christi's Cultural Renaissance with Cheryl Votzmeyer-Rios

    In this episode, we're delving into the vibrant cultural scene of Corpus Christi, Texas with Cheryl Votzmeyer-Rios, the Executive Director for Corpus Christi PATCH, Inc.

    Corpus Christi PATCH, which stands for Positive Action Toward Cultural Heritage, is on a mission to revive the heart of the community through the restoration and development of The Ritz Theatre. This historic landmark, built in 1929, holds a special place in the city's history as the first talking movie theater in the area.

    In this episode, Cheryl shares insider insights into the ongoing renovations at The Ritz Theatre, which has been closed since 1989. It's not just about restoring bricks and mortar; it's about revitalizing the soul of Corpus Christi. The PATCH team is dedicated to transforming The Ritz into a state-of-the-art entertainment and education venue, breathing new life into this cherished piece of local heritage.

    But that's not all – as a Corpus Christi resident, Cheryl also gives us a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of this coastal gem, offering tips and recommendations for anyone planning a visit. Whether you're drawn to its sun-kissed beaches, rich cultural heritage, or thriving arts scene, there's something here for everyone.

    RESOURCES
    Learn more: The Ritz – Historic Corpus Christi Theatre (ccritz.com)
    Visit Corpus Christi: https://www.visitcorpuschristi.com/
    Farmer’s Market: Art Center of Corpus Christi | Art Gallery + Community Center + Event Space (artcentercc.org)

    Itinerary: Coastal Bliss: A Corpus Christi Escape of SUP Yoga, Nighttime Kayaking, Island Adventures, and Culinary Delights – Itinerary (globaljourneyswithjilldutton.com)
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    • 16 min
    Celebrating Afro-Latino Heritage: A Voyage Across Latin America with Kim Haas, PBS TV Host

    Celebrating Afro-Latino Heritage: A Voyage Across Latin America with Kim Haas, PBS TV Host

    Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas is a radically different program from anything on TV today.  Each half-hour episode captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture throughout the  Americas by taking an adventurous dive into the history, art, music, dance, cuisine education,  sports, and environmental conservation that African descendants brought to Central and South  America and the Caribbean. Through the lens of culture and compassion, Host Kim Haas will examine the unique role that Africans played in building countries such as Brazil, Colombia,  Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

    RESOURCES
    Find the show on CreateTV: Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas - Create TV or your local PBS station. Website: www.travelswithkimhaas.com Facebook: facebook.com/KimHaasTravels Support the show
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    • 25 min
    Mindful Living in the Eastern Townships: A Spotlight on Spa Eastman, with Founder, Jocelyna Dubuc

    Mindful Living in the Eastern Townships: A Spotlight on Spa Eastman, with Founder, Jocelyna Dubuc

    Where tranquility meets transformation, we sit down with Spa Eastman's visionary founder, Jocelyna Dubuc. As a beacon of holistic wellness, Joselina shares how her journey from academia to Ayurveda reshaped her, and in turn, the lives of many seeking solace and health. Our conversation reveals paths to inner peace, the profound impact of our dietary choices, the benefits of detox and thermal therapy, and the oft-overlooked art of living that Jocelyna has woven into every facet of the spa experience.

    Today's episode is more than a mere recount of a wellness retreat; it's an exploration of the symbiotic relationship between food, therapy, and well-being. We immerse in the potent changes that occur when one adopts a natural, anti-inflammatory diet, spotlighting the stories of those who’ve found relief from chronic conditions by connecting with nature's pantry and embracing the therapeutic dance of hot and cold. Join us for a discussion that promises not just insight, but inspiration for those on a quest for a more holistic, health-filled life.

     Spa Eastman 
    Designated "Canada’s Best Wellness Retreat 2022" for the second time by the World Spa Awards, Spa Eastman offers unique programs that have earned international recognition as one of the leading spas in the world. A pioneer in the wellness industry, the spa offers packages and all-inclusive ‘retreats’ that allow guests to recharge their batteries and escape the daily grind, in a gentle, pleasurable manner. The overarching themes of the spa’s offerings are how to achieve a balanced lifestyle and the importance of following good health practices. These are outlined below: interact with dedicated, professionals (naturopathy, kinesiology); enjoy innovative, focused therapies (more than 40 body treatments using natural products); Attend mind-and-body workshops and activities; boost your energy by using the thermotherapy facilities and exploring 15 km of nature trails and savor the flavors of our renowned Tonic Cuisine™. All amid a stunning, natural environment where well-being is front and center!


    RESOURCES
    Spa Eastman: Home | Spa Eastman (spa-eastman.com) Introduction to Thermotherapy: https://www.spa-eastman.com/en/blog/initiation-a-la-thermotherapie/Packages: https://www.spa-eastman.com/en/stays/all-inclusive-packages/health-immersion/Recipe: Eastman Spa Yogurt | Spa Eastman (spa-eastman.com)Eastern Townships: Tourism Eastern Townships | Québec, CanadaItinerary from Jill's trip: Discover the Wonders of Quebec with a Slow Travel Tour from Montreal to the Eastern Townships — 6-Day Itinerary (globaljourneyswithjilldutton.com)Accolades: The Global Journeys with Jill Dutton podcast ranks 22nd in FeedSpot’s “Best Travel Podcasts on the Planet” list 


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    • 30 min
    Postcard: Navigating the Digital Nomad Dream - Visas, Lifestyles, and Adventures

    Postcard: Navigating the Digital Nomad Dream - Visas, Lifestyles, and Adventures

    Unlock the freedom to work from anywhere in the world as we share the inside scoop on the most sought-after digital nomad visas with Hennie Renier Herselman of HennieBlog.com.

    Learn about the top countries welcoming digital nomads with open arms, as Hennie divulges the details on navigating visa requirements, cost of living, and quality of life in these idyllic destinations. From Thailand's sun-kissed beaches to Portugal's cultural tapestry, and Germany's efficiency to Mexico's colorful vibrancy, this episode is your passport to choosing the perfect backdrop for your professional pursuits and travel delights. So tune in, and let's chart a course toward a life of exploration with purpose, with Hennie's article as our seasoned guide on Global Journeys with Jill Dutton.

    Resources
    MM PublishingThe Best Digital Nomad Cities In the World - Hennie Herselman (hennieblog.com)

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    • 15 min

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