Some of the greatest experiences in life involve travel, food, and music. I call these "beautiful experiences" because of the John O'Donohue quote: "Beauty is that in the presence of which we feel more alive." In this podcast, I will have conversations with people who work in travel, food, or music about travel, food, and music. Host, Jonathan Pilkington, is a travel advisor, voice teacher, and professional singer, as well as a food enthusiast. Visit www.jonathanpilkington.net or www.pilkingtontravels.com for more information!
Alex Ferri, founder of Palmaïa--The House of Aïa resort in Cancun
On August 21-26, I visited four resorts in Cancun. They were all wonderful in their own way, and I really fell in love with Palmaïa—The House of Aïa, which is truly a luxury all-inclusive resort, but they have a focus on connecting with nature, ourselves, each other, etc. In this episode, I had the privilege to speak with Alex Ferri, the founder of Palmaïa about the concept of the resort and how it all came together. I am inspired by people who are passionate about what they do, and I hope you will enjoy our conversation. Please subscribe to the podcast, and be in touch when you are ready to visit Palmaïa. It pays to use a travel advisor!
Nalini Mehta: Ayurveda, Doshas, Rasa, and Yoga Pops!
You never know who you'll meet at Buford Highway Farmers Market in Atlanta. I met Nalini Mehta and Anita Balakrishnan there a while back, and we have stayed in touch via social media. Not only is Nalini an Ayurvedic chef and meditation teacher, but she...
Suprakash Nashipuri, Cellar Master and Sommelier on Norwegian Cruise Line
Today, I had a conversation with my friend, Prakash, also known as Suprakash Nashipuri. He is Cellar Master of the Mondavi Wine Cellar on Norwegian Bliss. Bliss is one of the newest ships in the fleet of Norwegian Cruise Line. Prakash has a very...
John Ratledge on Music, Travel, and So Much More
Dr. John Ratledge was the conductor of the Shorter College Chorale while I was an undergraduate music major. He went from there to University of Alabama and to begin a symposium for conductors and singers in Robbiate, Italy. Dr. Ratledge is certainly a...
Cynthia Vaughn: Entrepreneurial Voice Teacher Adapting to 2020
This week, I had the pleasure to chat with Cynthia Vaughn, an entrepreneurial voice teacher based in Richland, Washington. She is someone with a story that inspires me and that to which I relate. I hope you will enjoy our conversation! Thank you for...
Just Me Today, Reporting From Savannah, GA
I needed a quick getaway, and I thought I'd take a few minutes to offer a few thoughts of my own about this podcast and my career. Hope you enjoy this brief mini-episode....