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40: San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show Featuring Travel Professional Academy
Feb 15 • 16 min
This episode is being published early in Liu of Monday's episode. As this is time relevant and incredibly interesting Megan thought you wouldn't mind. Enjoy! The San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show is happening SF / Bay Area / February 17 – 18, 2018 Santa…
39: The Ultimate Poling Adventure on the High Seas
Feb 11 • 21 min
This is an active vacation like no other. The Pole Cruise USA makes its debut in November 2018. If you are a pole dancer or want to try out the sport this is a unique way to learn with industry experts. Instructors include US Champions to coach you to…
38: The Hunt For Northern Lights Cruise with Shari Kavalin
Feb 4 • 21 min
Shari Kavalin is back with her good nature, gift for planning unique itineraries and love of cats. If you have ever wanted to cruise with fellow cat lovers on a Celebrity Cruise Line out of Florida… OR… Hunt down the Northern Lights on an adults only,…
37: Family Travel: 72 Hours In Brighton, England, UK with Children
Jan 28 • 20 min
Megan, Joe, Orya and for the first time Joey, the two year old, lay out a 72 visit for families in Brighton. This is a great walkable, or busable destination for families even in the winter! Game plan: Day 1 arrive afternoon at the beach and pier Day 2…
36: TAI: Aruba with Rose Forest ACE
Jan 21 • 33 min
Rose Forest missed her calling she should have been in the travel industry from DAY ONE. Once Rose visited Aruba she was hooked! Attaining her ACE credentials she plans Aruba vacations for her clients with ease. The interview covers: Aruba's many beaches…
35: Mental Health Benefits of Travel with John Dennis
Jan 15 • 25 min
John Dennis, LPC, NCC, ACS joins Megan to talk about the mental health benefits travel can produce. This episode is a therapy session you want to hear again and again. Its also a great exposure to a licensed counselor that has a popular mental health blog…
33: Jim Cloonan on Travel Professional Training Events
Jan 9 • 20 min
You should be using a travel agent and using one with professional training. [Enter]Jim Cloonan, owner of Travel Show Marketing Group. Midweek Special Episode - oooh la la! This episode is an interview with Jim to detail the types of training available to…
34: TAI: Wine Maker’s Cruise 2018 and Bonus Nevis Material with Keith and Martha Powell
Jan 8 • 38 min
Two of my favorite guests Keith and Martha Powell return to talk about all of their wine and craft beer experiences offered for 2018. These include the 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker's Cruise with Holland America Cruise Line, 2018 River Cruise on AMA…
christmas2017: Christmas 2017 Podcast and 2018 Preview
Dec 22, 2017 • 10 min
Final episode of 2017 quick holiday message, funny Christmas stories, 2018 preview and safety tip for American's traveling abroad (STEP Program). Please accept my apologies for slight departure in sound quality. Those are the breaks when you record from a…
32: TAI: Love Learning Languages with Kerstin Cable or Creative Language Learning Podcast
Dec 10, 2017 • 29 min
Language skills will enhance your travel experience and immerse you into the culture of your destination country before you even set foot in country. Do you have a year, six months or less before departure? Listen in for tips to learning your target…
31: Visit Nevis, Birth Place of Hamilton and Island Gem with Denora Willams!
Dec 3, 2017 • 32 min
The episode starts with weird Christmas traditions, include pickle trees and a character only idolized by Dwight Schrute. Denora then tells us about Boutique Hotels, Foodie paradise, the birth place of Alexander Hamilton and more. From beaches to…
30: Special Episode: Dr. Disneyland Best Selling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes
Nov 27, 2017 • 40 min
BOOK GIVEAWAY: ENTER HERE Amazon Bestselling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes visits the Travel Agent Interview to talk leadership and life lessons using an example from the tourism industry, Walt Disney (perfect)! Megan and Jeff cuss and discuss Jeff's background,…
29: TAI: Catholic Pilgrimage For Families with Judy Yirsa
Nov 19, 2017 • 31 min
Megan and Judy catch listeners up on the latest with Judy's baby life. They baby has arrived (see photo below)! The girls move on to a crazy article on cruise passengers staging a mutiny over not being allowed to dock in a port with confirmed cases of the…
28: TAI: The World Is Open and All Things Shari Kavalin
Nov 12, 2017 • 29 min
Shari's husband is a lucky man but so are her clients! She is in a committed relationship with them too! Shari's insight on visiting hurricane damaged destinations is refreshing. She also talks visiting Mexico and reminds us that in so many ways travel is…
27: Devon, U.K. Jurassic Coast on a Family Travel Log Special Edition
Nov 5, 2017 • 24 min
Megan is joined by the family for a fun run down on their quick trip to Dawlish and Lyme Regis. The episode includes, beaches, seashells, commute, a side trip to Castle Combe, and actually finding fossils! Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.Links:The Jurassic…
26: TAI: Jamaica for Every Vacation with Irene Sauger - Mon!
Oct 29, 2017 • 26 min
Irene talks Mobile Passport as this weeks tech minute. A "must have" additional to anyones travel apps. It's like a fast pass for customs! Get it! Megan and Irene talk about Irene's journey to becoming a travel professional. It put her on the path to…
25: TAI: Costa Rica with Marshall O’Hearn!
Oct 22, 2017 • 23 min
In this Ecotourism, Costa Rica audio adventure Marshall starts things off talking about a bug repellent product easy to use for kids and easy to find on-line (link to Amazon below). Then Megan and Marshall talk about how his love for Costa Rica began…
24: TAI: Dubai, India and the Exotics with Margie Jordan
Oct 15, 2017 • 26 min
India, Dubai and Africa - OH MY! This is an episode for the daring adventurer! Margie starts us on her journey to finding her beloved profession as a travel planner. Then she starts us in Dubai and ends us in India. Your bucket list for travel is about to…
22: TAI: Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt River Museum for Kids
Oct 9, 2017 • 21 min
Oxford is known for educating the worlds best and brightest (don't hate Ivy League, I read it in a report..) and everything tediously preserved by historians. Though this is true, you can still keep your littles busy here! Today's episode features a nice…
21: TAI: Amazon River Cruise Updates and How You Can Become a Travel Professional
Oct 2, 2017 • 22 min
Matthew Wahlgren returns to talk about the Amazon River Cruise, a new video recording with the tour provider that is available and cabin inventory. The tech minute features Matt's partner's blog jason.matt.travel that chronicles their culinary adventures…
20: TAI: This Week Kelley Pearson Talks Her Favorite All-Inclusives!
Sep 25, 2017 • 25 min
Good news - prior to this episode airing all if the "Wish List" items Kelley's adopted hurricane family's need have been met. The community has really rallied and done amazing things. Thank you from all of us! This week we swap the gadget minute to talk…
19: TAI: Hawaii with Guest Michelle Tatum
Sep 18, 2017 • 21 min
Let's talk about what to do with that wet suit when you swim until take off! Stash it in a wet bag. Links in the show notes. Michelle talks about her desire to make a client's family time and vacation dollars go far and be well invested. We hear about…
18: Diverted: Live From Royal Caribbean Oasis of The Seas with Valerie Gossett
Sep 10, 2017 • 20 min
Megan has the privilege to speak with Valerie Gossett for a coincidental second week in a row while she is on board the Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship. Valerie is calling it the cruise that never ends! RCI is really showing their…
17: TAI: Large Group Travel with Valerie Gossett
Sep 3, 2017 • 20 min
Back to the shows regular format! This weeks guest is large group specialist Valerie Gossett. Don't want to deal with the family? Can't handle hearing about the kennel fees for Aunt Myrtle's cats? Turn your woes to Valerie. She loves the fury friends and…
16: Part 4 Queen Mary 2 - Disembarkation, Lost Luggage and Kid Commentary
Aug 29, 2017 • 27 min
This is the last episode of the Queen Mary 2 mini series on sailing successfully with children in tow. Megan and Joe talk about favorite travel activity books for kids by Kumon. The Chapa family talks about family favorites, a secret elevator and fun…
15: TAI: Part 3 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Dining Options
Aug 21, 2017 • 30 min
The tech minute takes a break and we discuss an amazing charity for combat wounded veterans, the Colorado Wounded Vet Run, www.CWVR.org and nationwide, www.theyfoughtwerun.com . Shout out to Brianna and Hillary. Thanks for the feedback and for tuning in.…
14: TAI: Part Two of Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Attire and Entertainment
Aug 13, 2017 • 27 min
This is episode two of a four part series on a translatlantic crossing on this Queen Mary 2. The first episode featured embarkation from NYC and the children's programming. On this podcast Megan and Joe talk about the dress code and entertainment. Also in…
13: TAI: Part 1 Queen Mary 2 Sailing With Kids
Aug 7, 2017 • 17 min
For the first time Megan talks about one of her specialties, travel within the UK. Adding to the "first times" on the podcast, she is joined by her hunky hubby Joe. (This is Megan writing, my husband is as good looking as he is well spoken… ;o ) This…
11: TAI: Culinary Travel Guests Cyndie and Tabetha Heath
Jul 24, 2017 • 26 min
Cyndie and Tabetha are in year 7 of turning their clients culinary travel dreams into tasty adventures! Hear stories of their past trips, their future trips and a surprising trip to the ER in Costa Rica! They are tempting us with a possible South Pacific…
12: TAI: Quilting Cruises with Alpha Daily Majors
Jul 17, 2017 • 19 min
If you love quilting and handy crafts this episode is for you! Alpha and Megan talk about quilting gadgets, the making of the quilt cruise and fun finding like minded artisans in Nassau Bahamas. Alpha is even collecting quilting magazines, seems rippers…
10: TAI: Highly Customized European Vacations with MaryLyn Klein
Jul 10, 2017 • 18 min
MaryLyn Klein and her husband started their married lives as traveling Gypsies in Europe. After a corporate career in the dot com industry ended she went back to her first love - TRAVEL! Now she plans extremely customized trips to Europe. Through her…
9: TAI: DISNEY All Day Everyday with Lisa Hill
Jul 2, 2017 • 23 min
Apprehensive about the Disney trip your kids are hounding about? Don't be, there is help, and at not extra cost to you! Lisa Hill has the repeat clients all travel agents want. Why? Because she takes a trip that requires extensive planning and turns it…
8: TAI: Wine Maker Cruises with Keith and Martha Powell
Jun 26, 2017 • 24 min
Keith's Parting Toast: There are big ships, There are small ships, But the Best Ships and are FRIENDSHIPS! Did Keith have a glass of wine while we interviewed? I bet yes! Don't light a match - this episode is soaked in glorious wine talk. To quote Keith,…
7: TAI Luxury Vacations For The Discreet Affluent Traveler w/ Guest Lauren Liebert
Jun 19, 2017 • 18 min
TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE ——-> Megan and Lauren talk Carrr Matey, a clever app to locate your rental car, during the tech minute. Then Lauren talks about her specialty planning high luxury trips for her discerning clients. There is above and beyond and then…
6: TAI European Bike and Barge Tours with Guest Stephanie Scott
Jun 12, 2017 • 22 min
Stephanie Scott is an avid cyclist and traveler. Her specialty is bike and barge tours (think smaller river cruise ships) through Europe! At 20 miles a day, and options for non-riders alike, this could be the perfect active and relaxing vacation for…
5: TAI: Religious Travel with Judy Yirsa
Jun 5, 2017 • 18 min
TRANSCRIPT NOW AVAILABLE HERE: ———-> From a young age Judy's parents and grandparent's instilled a sense of awe and exploration of her faith through pilgrimage. Straight from her honeymoon (read first pilgrimage) Judy and her husband have been planning…
4: TAI Ciao Bella Ladies Travel Club with Sharon Oldham
May 27, 2017 • 10 min
Ciao Bella was created by Anita Pagliasso, owner of Ticket To Travel. Together, Sharon and Anita plan trips for this exclusive ladies travel club. Listen for fun, friends and good food! Don't have a friend to accompany you or share a room with. Ciao Bella…
3: TAI Italian Travel Specialist Sharon Oldham
May 26, 2017 • 10 min
Megan and Sharon talk language learning options. Then Sharon gives her history as an educator that lead to her learning Italian and joining the travel industry. Listeners will crack up at her sleepy client's mistake and never order spaghetti and…
2: TAI Golf Tournaments Around the World w/ Kim and Keith Quimby
May 19, 2017 • 11 min
Megan and the Quimbys talk RFID wallets before cussing and discussing the 24hr decision for Kim to pursue a career as a travel agent. Keith shortly followed Kim into a career filled with exciting trips around the world golfing the best courses, fine…
1: TAI River Cruising With Matthew Wahlgren
May 19, 2017 • 11 min
Megan and Matthew talk River Cruising. Matthew makes a surprise announcement about his latest charter Amazon river cruise for May 2018. http://www.matt.travel/Peru.html We also discover that Matthew is VERY adventurous when it comes to trying new food…