71 episodes

The Informed Traveler is a weekly travel podcast dedicated to bringing you the latest travel news trends and destination ideas. Each week we dive into the latest travel stories and how they effect you, the traveler. Plus we provide insight traveling to interesting destinations and and useful travel tips to help you along the way.

The Informed Traveler Randy Sharman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

The Informed Traveler is a weekly travel podcast dedicated to bringing you the latest travel news trends and destination ideas. Each week we dive into the latest travel stories and how they effect you, the traveler. Plus we provide insight traveling to interesting destinations and and useful travel tips to help you along the way.

    All Inclusive Resorts vs Cruises & The Rio Perdido Resort, Costa Rica

    All Inclusive Resorts vs Cruises & The Rio Perdido Resort, Costa Rica

    On this week's podcast Travel Expert Onanta Forbes will join me to discuss the on going debate on which is better, staying at an all-inclusive resort or taking a cruise. We'll discuss the pros and cons of both. Plus, we'll head to Costa Rica and learn about the Rio Perdido Resort which features luxurious forest bungalows dotted across a beautiful 1,500-acre reserve. It looks absolutely fabulous. And, Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions will be along to give us a few destination ideas a...

    • 39 min
    Santa Monica and Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    Santa Monica and Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    This week’s podcast is all about Los Angeles as we just returned from the LA area after attending the annual IPW conference hosted by Discover LA, the US Travel Association and Brand USA. It’s a travel conference held every year attended by various buyers and international media who meet up with destination reps from all over the United States. While there we managed to visit a few of the areas around Los Angeles and chat with the representatives from Santa Monica and Madame Tussauds Hollywoo...

    • 21 min
    Timeshare Exit Scams & Ireland's Atlantic and Northern Coast

    Timeshare Exit Scams & Ireland's Atlantic and Northern Coast

    On our podcast this week we talk about Timeshares. There's some disturbing stories appearing about timeshare scams when trying exit your timeshare agreement so travel expert Onanta Forbes joins us to discuss what's going on and what can be done. Then, Travel Journalist and writer Paula Worthington shares her recent adventure in Ireland so we'll find out where she went and what she did in Ireland. And, Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions will be along to give us a few destination ...

    • 39 min
    Sports Tourism and 124 On Queen Hotel, NOTL

    Sports Tourism and 124 On Queen Hotel, NOTL

    A recent survey from Flight Centre Travel Group, showed that sports tourism is more popular than ever with almost half of Canadians planning a trip focused on attending a sporting event. So on this week's podcast Travel Expert Onanta Forbes and I will discuss the popularity of Sports Tourism. Then well head to Niagara on the Lake, Ontario to chat with the GM of the 124 on Queen Hotel, not only to learn about the hotel but also what Niagara on the Lake has to offer visitors. And, Ken Stewart f...

    • 36 min
    Fear of Flying and MSC's World Europa

    Fear of Flying and MSC's World Europa

    If you've heard any of the stories lately involving the airline industry about parts falling off aircraft and industry workers saying our planes aren't safe, it might make you a little nervous to fly. And those stories only add to the anxiety nervous flyers already have. So on this week's podcast travel expert Onanta Forbes will join me to discuss how to help get over that fear of flying. Then we'll talk cruising again with David Yeskel, the Cruise Guru. We'll have the second of two segments ...

    • 37 min
    Skip-Gen Travel & the Sun Princess

    Skip-Gen Travel & the Sun Princess

    Have you heard of Skip-Gen Travel? You might have done it without knowing that there was a name for it. It's where the grandparents leave their children behind and take the grandkids on a trip. So on our podcast this week travel expert Onanta Forbes will join us to chat about Skip Gen Travel. Then we'll talk cruising, our good friend and regular guest of the podcast David Yeskel, the Cruise Guru will join us for the first of two segments on the newest cruise ships. This week David will give u...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ben Camille ,

Great Energy!

This podcast is fantastic! Great vibes, interesting content and Randy’s love of travel really shines through. Highly Recommended!
Ben Camille

Joy_310 ,

Enjoying this podcast

This is a pleasant half hour show each week. The host has a friendly voice. The interviews whet my appetite to do follow up searches on the places and topics that are covered.

wapakFranz ,

Timely

Not current or without bias.

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