TripCast360 is an exciting podcast of lively banter about the fabulous world of global travel. This show is all about the traveler and their experiences. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure through the eyes of today's road warriors---the consuming public. From exotic locales to family-friendly destinations, TripCast360 covers it all. We'll share the travel experiences of regular every day travelers and those of actors, musicians, athletes, fashionistas, foodies, event organizers and industry insiders. Hosted by Michael Gordon Bennett and David Cumberbatch this podcast promises to put the excitement into travel.
Maldives - The Sunny Side of Life
Our adventure travel guru Katherine Parker Magyar spent a couple of weeks in the Maldives (June 2021) and came back with more exciting experiences than a single podcast can hold, but we certainly tried our best to get it all in. It's one island one resort in the Maldives---translation; great service and no over crowding.
Katherine came away impressed with the countries overall biodiversity. From lush jungles to pristine waters, all of it is meticulously maintained by the people of the Maldives. She's a certified scuba diver who embraced the challenge of diving with the sharks, and she was not disappointed. Katherine also had a spectacular interaction with a beautiful sea turtle just to name a few of her underwater adventures.
From scuba diving in crystal clear waters to multi-island overwater bungalow resorts to the culture and people---Katherine can't wait for her return trip to this atoll paradise. And oh, the hospitality...if you love being waited on this is the place.
To learn more about Katherine and the 65 countries she's visited, and counting, go to her website katherineparkermagyar.com
Katie Chonacas - She's All Over the Place
Our guest Katie Chonacas has arguably has one of the most eclectic career trajectories of anyone who has appeared on our podcast. She is an accomplished actress having appeared in such TV Series as CSI and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She’s appeared in films with Hollywood heavy weights such as ---- Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas and Jessica Simpson to name a few.
Katie is also a model, published author, a singer/song writer who has opened for 50-Cent and she also hosts a podcast entitled “She’s All Over the Place”--- which kind of describes our show today---a wide-ranging discussion about her career and future.
You can learn more about Katie at Chonacas.com.
Cruise Compete - Save Big $$$ On Your Next Adventure
Our guest is Bob Levinstein, Founder and CEO of CruiseCompete.com. Different travel agents have different relationships with cruise lines. Many lines offer contrasting prices for the exact same cabin dependent upon the relationship with a travel agency. Cruise Compete navigates through all that noise to find you the best deals. You pick the destination, the number of passengers and the type of cabin you want and Cruise Compete can help you with the rest.
Cruise Compete has partnered with over 500 different travel agencies who submit pricing based on your request. Your search in anonymous. Once you settle in on a a ship you can contact them direct. They will not be able to contact you unless you give them permission.
The cruise line industry is more than just the six major carriers. There are hundreds of ships and cruise styles from the large ships to small expeditionary cruises. CLICK HERE to see the variety of ships and start planning your next journey.
Just to give you a taste of a different type of cruise adventure read An UnCruise Adventure Aboard the Wilderness Legacy.
The DINK Cuisine Culture
Are you tired of recipes for 10 people when there's only two of you? Our guest is Alicia Shevetone author of Italian Cookbook For Two. It's all about resizing cuisine for small households without losing the wonderful flavors of some of your favorite Italian dishes.
DINK stands for Dual Income No Kids. Through her platform Alicia promotes cooking as a creative activity to share together—two people, cooking fabulous food, and enjoying every bite. Her easy-to-follow recipes are made with accessible ingredients and masterfully presented to impress the most discriminating palates.
Her website DINKCuisine.com features everything from Italian BBQ Cutlets to Egg White Salad, Sweet Pepper Pesto Meals and Cannoli Brownies. If you are one of those who thinks eating Italian foods might be a tad unhealthy, think again. Alicia has created Vegetarian recipes, dishes for those who prefer Keto or Paleo diets and meals for people who like more proteins.
Her DINKCuisine YouTube channel is full of short videos where she shares some of her exciting recipes for all to enjoy.
Jump to Adventure in Beautiful New Zealand
Our adventure travel guru Katherine Parker Magyar takes us to one of the most beautiful places on earth---New Zealand. Few places on the planet possess the blend of pristine beaches, glacier capped mountains and the most lush greenery you will ever lay eyes on.
The country is an outdoor adventure paradise. Bungy jumping from one of New Zealand's highest bridges to Skyjumping some 630 feet off the Skytower in Auckland, Katherine did that and more. She only has two regrets---she couldn't stay longer and she didn't get to try Heli-hiking on New Zealand's South Island due to inclement weather. She did test her mettle with a little hiking and driving windy mountain roads on the left---not for the faint of heart if you are used to driving on the right. And guess what? She made this journey to New Zealand by herself. Oh, and that mountain driving, Katherine tells us she went several hours without seeing a single person on the road.
If you need a good adrenalin rush check out this video in the post on our website tripcast360. If that doesn't make your heart pump a little faster nothing will.
But there's more to New Zealand than leaping off tall buildings in a single bound. Katherine raves about the friendliness of the Kiwi people (New Zealanders) along with the kindness extended to her by the Maori people. Their Polynesian influence can be scene and felt everywhere.
There's still more. You'll need to listen to find out. Enjoy!
Travel Returns: Here Are 5 Things to Expect in 2021
Our guest is Jamie Edwards founder and exquisite travel writer of the website IAMLostandFound.com. She wrote a terrific piece about the return of travel and what to expect as the world rebounds from the pandemic. Listen as Jamie tells us what she discovered about herself and how she intends to apply that newfound self-awareness to her future travels.
Jamie breaks down those expectations into five broad categories that takes us on wellness retreats to places like the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to Sedona and Iceland. Need a little adventure? How about a safari in Botswana. We spend a significant amount of time discussing cultural immersion like experimenting with an ancient hammam spa ritual in Marrakech and the food adventures of Tokyo, site of the 2021 Olympics.
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