Matthew Brumley is the founder of Earthbound Expeditions, which organizes group travel to destinations around the world for various clients, including KNKX. "Going Places" is our new weekly travel segment exploring all aspects of getting from Point A to Point B. Going Places is hosted by Ed Ronco and produced by KNKX Public Radio.
After 5 years, KNKX bids adieu to Going Places
Dear listeners, We have some news about Going Places. As we close out 2018, we’re also ending our travel segment as a weekly feature.
If you're still looking for holiday gifts, our travel expert has some advice
We all have those people who are impossible to buy holiday gifts for. “I’m in that situation right now,” said KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley. “I’m missing a couple key presents for a couple key people in my life – one of them being my wife.” (She knows.)
How to prepare for — and deal with — getting sick while traveling
Editor's note: This segment was originally broadcast on May 29, 2014. Sometimes, people get sick while they're away from home. KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley certainly has seen that in his decades leading group tours around the world. "I've been probably in 20 different hospitals in 20 different countries in the last 20 years," he said.
How books inspire travel: Following in the footsteps of an author or character
Editor's note: This segment originally aired on Jan. 19, 2017. They say reading a book can take you far away. That’s usually a metaphor. But for many, books inspire literal travel, to follow in the footsteps of great authors or stories.
Going Places special edition: Westport surf shop creates community for wave riders
WESTPORT, WASH. — Drive as far west as you can in Grays Harbor County, and you’ll meet the ocean in Westport. Waves roll into the beach there, next to a jetty that marks the entrance of the bay. It’s where Al Perlee arrived decades ago with a wetsuit and a surfboard. A while later, he opened The Surf Shop.
Sending gratitude to those who help us travel, especially this time of year
Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday travel season that's famously busy and stressful for many. Travelers can face long lines at airports, winter weather delays, difficult drives, and so much more. So it's become something of a tradition on our weekly travel segment, "Going Places," to reflect on those who make the experience a little easier.