73 episodes

Award-winning travel-writer Lea Lane shares travel memories with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world. She has traveled to over 100 countries. is the author of nine books, a blogger at forbes.com, and contributor to dozens of guidebooks.

Places I Remember with Lea Lane Lea Lane

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Award-winning travel-writer Lea Lane shares travel memories with passionate travelers, travel experts, and savvy locals around the world. She has traveled to over 100 countries. is the author of nine books, a blogger at forbes.com, and contributor to dozens of guidebooks.

    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: "World's Best Small City"

    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: "World's Best Small City"

    San Miguel de Allende the colonial town in the highlands of central Mexico has won numerous awards. Tania Castillo, tells why it was chosen by Conde Nast travel for the sixth year as "Best World's Best Small City."
    Art, good food, hot-air balloons, vineyards, hot springs, top hotels, plus day trips -- there's much to enjoy in San Miguel and the surrounding area of the state of Guanajuato.
    And last, Tania shares a special personal memory of San Miguel de Allende.
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    Tania Castillo is Director of Tourism, for San Miguel de Allende.
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember,  (a star rating from Kirkus Reviews), and has contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell travel-lovers about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
     

    • 15 min
    Take a Hike! Best Trails In The U.S.A.

    Take a Hike! Best Trails In The U.S.A.

    The simple pleasures of recreational walks -- hiking -- is our topic.  Jeff Herman, avid hiker, first talks with Lea about the Appalachian Trail and The Pacific Crest Trail.

    Lea discusses hiking jargon: "Zero Hike,""Nero Hike" and others.  We also discuss top hikes around the country.  Jeff then talks with Lea about his company's survey of the 10 best places to hike near U.S. cities. 

    We end with Jeff's favorite hiking memory .
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    Jeff Herman is editor and chief of Lawnstarter, a company which often collates travel statistics.
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including the Kirkus Reviews starred travel-memoir Places I Remember. She has contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell folks about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast wherever you listen!
     

    • 16 min
    Hotel Secrets: What You Really Want To Know -- From General Managers Themselves

    Hotel Secrets: What You Really Want To Know -- From General Managers Themselves

    Did you ever want to ask a hotel General Manager the best way to get a good rate? How to get an upgrade? Do you wonder if  they clean the throw pillows? How much to tip the housekeeper? The oddest thing a hotel guest left behind?

    In this episode (with lots of laughs as well as loads of info) we talk with four hotel GMs from top hotels around the U.S. They cover questions and offer memories about their hotels: from ghosts, to celebs, to favorite personal memories.
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    Peter Yeung is Managing Director of Walker boutique hotels in New York City;  Anton Moore is General Manager of Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel in New York City;  Sergio Maclean works at Mac & Lo Hospitality, operators of Shinola hotel in Detroit; Brian Englehard is General Manager of Maison de la Luz in New Orleans.
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including the award-winning Places I Remember,  (a star rating from Kirkus Reviews), and has contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell travel-lovers about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!
     

    • 23 min
    Southwest Germany: Heidelburg, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Black Forest, More

    Southwest Germany: Heidelburg, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Black Forest, More

    Natalie Dietl, and Cornelia Stahr, who represent Southwest Germany and the spa city of Baden-Baden, describe their favorite things about this special area.

    They cover cities including Heidelberg and Stuttgart; natural beauty in and around the Black Forest and Lake Constance; historical sites; outdoor activities, arts, and festivals; summer and winter pleasures -- and their personal special memories.
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    Natalie Dietl is team manager of international marketing of the State Tourist Board, Southwest Germany. Cornelia Stahr is  Head of Global Marketing at the Baden-Baden Tourism Board.
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell  travel lovers about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!

    • 23 min
    Favorite Gardens Of The World, From South Africa To New Zealand

    Favorite Gardens Of The World, From South Africa To New Zealand

    One of the nicest ways to take a break from the rush of sightseeing as you travel is to enjoy a garden. And throughout the world  you will find spectacular ones, charming ones, traditional ones -- all designed to please your senses.

    Beverly Hurley is passionate about gardens, and of  natural places filled with flora and fauna, wherever she travels. She defines a botanical garden versus a conservatory or arboretum, and then she and Lea share their favorite gardens around the world, including in South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, France, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Japan.
    We end the episode with one of Beverly's favorite garden-related memories.
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    Beverly Hurley, is editor of gardendestinations.com, and a contributor to the new book, Gardens of the World.
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell  travel lovers about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!

    • 25 min
    Sacred Forests, Pandas, Orangutans, White Elephants: A Seasoned Traveler's Exotic Quests

    Sacred Forests, Pandas, Orangutans, White Elephants: A Seasoned Traveler's Exotic Quests

    Paul Spencer Sochaczewski has been a conservationist with the World Wildlife Fund for over 40 years. He tells of his boyhood adventure in upstate New York State. He talks of following in the steps of his idol, Alfred Russell Wallace, who studied species with Charles Darwin, and of later quests in the jungles of Borneo, Laos and other exotic destinations around the world.

    Paul tells  of pandas, palm oil, orangutans -- ending with everything you want to know concerning a search about mysterious white elephants.
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    Paul Spencer Sochaczewski is an a conservationist, adventurer and author. pauls@iprolink.ch   www.sochaczewski.com
    His latest books:
    A Conservation Notebook (just published)
    Searching for Ganesha / EarthLove
    Dead, But Still Kicking / Exceptional Encounters
    An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
    Curious Encounters of the Human Kind (five book series)
    Redheads / Soul of the Tiger / Distant Greens 
    Share Your Journey: Mastering Personal Writing
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    Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to many guidebooks.

    Contact Lea!  @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. 

    New episodes drop every other week, on Tuesdays. Please tell folks about us, and follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

nana bobbie ,

Fab podcast

Love her. Love the podcast. Best travel podcast ever.

LisaIsHereForIt ,

I love the depth & details!

Lea and her fascinating guests do such an incredible job of bringing each city to life. A must-listen for any world traveler or aspiring traveler. 🌎✈️

Reinvention Rebel ,

Delightful travel podcast!

So much joy and adventure in this podcast – Lea brings the stories, experiences and adventures of travel to life in delicious ways. Even if you can’t travel right now, this podcast will inspire you about what’s possible and get you dreaming about your next trip. So very good!

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