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Adam Jones
Adam Jones, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, BC. From 2005-07, he was postdoctoral fellow in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. Jones is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge, 2006) and Beyond the Barricades: Nicaragua and the Struggle for the Sandinista Press, 1979-1998 (Ohio University Press, 2002). An inveterate traveller, he has lived or voya .....more»

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Appears:
2008-12-02: The Faces of Latin America
 


 
Alexia Nestora
Alexia is the director of Lasso Communications, a consultant firm that specializes in developing strategy and marketing communications for the voluntourism industry. Alexia previously ran the North American division of volunteer travel provider i-to-i and increased profits by over 50% in her first year. She recently supported research for prestigious Mintel reports on volunteer tourism and gap year as well as articles published in the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money and New York Times. She h .....more»



Appears:
2009-09-22: Volunteer Vacations & Voluntourism
 


 
Ami Feller
Ami Feller’s professional background extends from finance and education to international business and entertainment. When a rare opportunity to become Travel Manager for the Miss America Organization came forth, Feller put her life on hold for time on the road. More than a career choice, this turned into a life-changing experience which she shares through the character in her new novel, Boardwalk in Disrepair: The Splintering of Miss Patriotic. Before her novel, Feller contributed to many public .....more»



Appears:
2010-03-09: The Transformative Power of Adventure
 


 
Andrea Kennedy
Andy Kennedy is a published author, freelance writer, travel expert, and Director of Operations and co-founder of Access Anything, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive sports and adventure travel for people with disabilities. Access Anything specializes in marketing and education for all aspects of disability travel including recreation, adventure, eco travel, and ADA rights and interpretation, and consults with businesses in resort settings to help them realize their growth potential wit .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-06: Exciting Travel Events!
 


 
Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern is a food writer, dining critic, TV personality, chef, teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Travel Channel's hit series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Zimmern travels the world, exploring the food in its own terroir, wherever it's found. Zimmern has received high praise from The New York Post, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Outside Magazine and many .....more»

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Appears:
2008-03-29: Live from the Adventures in Travel Expo
 


 
Angela Nickerson
As a child, Angela Nickerson's favorite books were those set in “the olden days” in places far more exotic than Dallas, Texas. Angela translated that passion for history and travel into a column of local biographical profiles as well as her first book, A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome. When she was fifteen, Angela’s grandparents gave her a life-changing birthday gift: they took her to Europe. Years later, after getting a college degree she went on to Washington University in St. .....more»

Angela's website

Appears:
2009-04-14: Amazing Adventures of a Nobody
 


 
Arie Sommer
Consul Arie Sommer, a veteran of the Israel Government's Ministry of Tourism, was nominated Tourism Commissioner for North and South America in October 2005. This is Mr. Sommer's second term in New York, where he served in the same position from 1996 to 2001. In his 28-year career with the Ministry of Tourism, he has represented Israel as the Director of the Israel Government Tourist Offices in Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles, and has served as Director of Overseas Offices and Operations at the .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-07: Touring Israel
 


 
Becky Lee
As a young leader and catalyst for change in the fight against domestic violence, Ms. Lee is the force behind Becky's Fund, a cutting-edge source of social change and public service based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Becky Lee received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women's Studies from the University of Michigan and then continued on to receive her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Interested in the prevention of domestic violence, Ms. Lee has been working on i .....more»

Becky's Fund Website

Appears:
2010-06-08: Soccer and a Survivor Against Domestic Violence
 


 
Benjamin Jaffe
The son of the co-founders of Preservation Hall, Allan and Sandra Jaffe, Benjamin was raised in the heart of the French Quarter and its culture. Benjamin began playing bass in his school's band at age seven. The day after his graduation from Oberlin College in 1993, Ben flew out to join the Preservation Hall Band as bassist on their world tour. Gradually, he assumed his late father's responsibilities as director of Preservation Hall. Jaffe and his wife stayed in New Orleans as Katrina hit. He yi .....more»

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Appears:
2008-04-15: The French Quarter Festival
 


 
Bertram Van Munster
Bertram van Munster co-created the Emmy-Award Winning reality television show The Amazing Race with his partner, Elise Doganieri. Bertram, a native of Holland who speaks five languages, is credited with creating the sweeping cinematic signature look of THE AMAZING RACE. Before creating THE AMAZING RACE with Elise, Bertram developed and brought to television the critically acclaimed reality series "Profiles From the Front Line," about the U.S. men and women fighting terrorism in the Middle East. .....more»

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Appears:
2008-06-28: The Creator of the Amazing Race
 


 
Bijan Bayne
Bijan C. Bayne is the author of Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball (Scholastic 1998), which was named to the Suggested Reading List of the Kentucky Library System in 1998. In July 2002 he won the Robert Peterson Research Award for his presentation “The Struggle of the Latin American Ballplayer” given at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. Bayne’s chapter on Black baseball in North Carolina appears in the book Baseball in the Carolinas (McFarland 2 .....more»

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Appears:
2008-07-21: Sports Destinations
 


 
Bob Davis
Bob Davis holds an M.S. in organization development from American University, and an M.A. in religious studies from Yale University. He is skilled in the areas of project administration, financial management, personnel management, program logistics, conservation area project design and appraisal, organizational development and management, and facilitation. Having joined TMI in 1979, Mr. Davis has worked in many of the organization\'s programs and regional projects. He has extensive international .....more»

Click here to learn more about the Mountain Institute

Appears:
2009-10-13: Protecting the Mountains
 


 
Bob Fisher
Bob Fisher is a Canadian travel journalist, editor, retired educator, and a former marketing manager at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has have served on the Board of Directors of the Travel Media Association of Canada, and currently holds memberships with the World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers; the North American Travel Journalists Association; The North American Association of Travel & Lifestyle Writers; The Ethical Traveler Association; and The International Travel .....more»

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Appears:
2010-02-16: Vancouver & The 2010 Winter Olympics
 


 
Brian Portland
I have been involved in the industry since 1967, when I commenced as a Junior Copywriter. Since then, I have worked in a variety of positions, including Talk Back Host, Breakfast DJ, Creative Director, Journalist, and Sales Manager, Promotions Manager; Production Engineer; and Voice-Over Specialist... I started a Production Company - Third eYe Productions - specialising in writing producing and voicing Radio and Television Commercials, Corporate Videos and documentaries .Won a couple of Award .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-28: Island Adventures
 


 
Camille Jackson
Camille Jackson is an officer in the Economic Policy Staff in the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs. In that capacity she has worked on various issues related to women, development policy, development finance, health, and the G8/G20S Summits since 2006. Ms. Jackson is the recipient of the State Department's prestigious Meritorious Honor Award on two occasions, and has also been honored with a Franklin Award on two occasions. Prior to joining the Department of State, she served as pr .....more»



Appears:
2010-03-30: Angels, Birds & African Women’s Affairs
 


 
Charles Fishman
Charles Fishman is recognized among the foremost Jazz producers internationally. A native of Brooklyn, NY and alumnus of New York University, Fishman earned 2 PhDs at Dizzy Gillespie University, as the legendary trumpeter’s personal manager and producer from 1985 until Gillespie’s death in 1993. Fishman has produced festivals, concerts and tours at prominent venues in the United States and throughout the world with many of the most renowned Jazz artists. He has produced nine recordings and recei .....more»

Click here to learn more about Jazzfest

Appears:
2008-05-12: Folk and Jazz
 


 
Charles E. Cobb
Charles E. Cobb Jr. originated the "Freedom School" proposal that became a crucial part of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. A founding member of the Nnational Association of Black Journalists, Cobb has reported for WHUR Radio in Washington, D.C.; NPR; PBS's Frontline; and National Geographic. Cobb is a senior writer for AllAfrica.com.

Photograph by John Abromowski .....more»




Appears:
2009-02-03: On The Road to Freedom
 


 
Chris Doyle
Chris Doyle has been employed as a Conservation Officer for the BC Ministry of Environment since 1994. He currently holds the position of a Sergeant in the Sea to Sky Zone, which includes a large portion of Metro Vancouver as well as the Sea to Sky Corridor (including Whistler). This zone is responsible for managing and responding to up to 5,000 human-wildlife conflicts per year, most of these involving black bears. The Conservation Officers also respond to cougar, coyote and grizzly bear confli .....more»

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Appears:
2010-02-16: Vancouver & The 2010 Winter Olympics
 


 
Christina Heyniger
In the adventure tourism industry, Christina works with entrepreneurs and community tourism interests to develop and market niche tourism products and services. She has supported adventure travel tour operators and associations operating in Cambodia, China, Ecuador, India, Morocco, Nepal, and the United States and speaks regularly at industry and academic conferences on topics ranging from small business management to humanitarian aid and international development through responsible tourism. Th .....more»

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Appears:
2009-01-13: The Victor Pineda Foundation
 


 
Christine Bischoff
Christine is an attorney with the US Department of Education. She was formerly the National Economic Empowerment Policy Manager for the NAACP National Headquarters in Baltimore, Md. She grew up in Summersville, West Virginia, a rural "one stoplight" town. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a double major in anthropology and health/exercise science, she studied cultural anthropology in Nepal before starting law school at Wake Forest. During law school, she helped distribute procee .....more»



Appears:
2009-02-03: On The Road to Freedom
 


 
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnson is an action film actor based out of Tokyo, Japan. He is the first African American to make an international name for himself in Far East Asia’s action film industry and also the first American be trained extensively in the art of Katana Tate (Japanese theatrical swordplay) in Japan. Chuck has had a multitude of TV and film roles in Japan, including the films Godzilla: Final Wars, Death Trap and Geki Rangers. His latest venture is a short film that is being considered for a fu .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-15: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan
 


 
Claire Newell
Travel Expert Claire Newell provides the information and tips to enable people to travel, connect and discover. Claire has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good day New York, ABC Morning News – Chicago, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and CNN Radio. She reaches 5.5 million viewers weekly via daily appearances as the travel consultant for Global TV, and has a weekly radio show. She has been a spokesperson for Disney’s www.family.com, and is currently featured in promotions for the Vancouve .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-03: Americas National Parks
 


 
Col. Gail Halvorsen
Gail Halvorsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up on small farms in Utah and Idaho. He earned a private pilot license under the non-college Civilian Pilot Training program in September of 1941. Almost concurrently Gail joined the Civil Air Patrol as a pilot. He joined the United States Army Air Corps in June 1942. Fighter pilot training was with the Royal Air Force after which he was returned to the Army Air Corps and was assigned flight duty in foreign transport operations in the Sou .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-11: A Tribute to Our Vets
 


 
Corliss Hill
Corliss is a National Director of Business Development at UnitedHealthcare. She has a varied background with more than 15 years of communications experience in public relations, marketing, promotions, event planning and magazine publishing. Corliss is passionate about changing the face of health among African Americans and closing the gap on health disparity and access to quality care. A former Lifestyle Editor at Essence magazine, Corliss has been published in several magazines, including Upsca .....more»

T.R.I.P. Official Website

Appears:
2010-03-30: Angels, Birds & African Women’s Affairs
 


 
Costas Christ
Costas serves as the Chairman for the World Travel and Tourism Council - Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, which recognizes the leading models in sustainable tourism that are helping to protect the natural and cultural heritage of our planet. He is the global travel editor and columnist with National Geographic Adventure magazine and was a founding member and former Chairman of the Board of The International Ecotourism Society. He is on the advisory board of the Adventure Travel World Summit, is Pre .....more»

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Appears:
2008-02-23: Adventure Travel & Spa Vacations
 


 
Craig Kennedy
Craig Kennedy is professional speaker, published author, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) consultant, and President of Access Anything dba CK Consulting, LLC, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive recreation and travel for people with disabilities. Kennedy was raised an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY and moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1994, where a skiing accident left him paralyzed two years later. He has worked in the travel and t .....more»

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Appears:
2009-01-06: Exciting Travel Events!
 


 
Cynthia Dial
Author of non-fiction book entitled Teach Yourself Travel Writing, which is published by Hodder Headline Plc., London, England, and has worldwide distribution. U.S. distributor is McGraw-Hill Companies. Book is in its second printing.

Freelance travel writer/photographer. Outlets include national and international newspapers and magazines such as TIME Asia, TIME Europe, Shape, Fit, Fit Yoga, Radisson International’s Voyageur, the exclusive regional (Southern California’s Orange County) .....more»


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Appears:
2009-01-06: Exciting Travel Events!
 


 
Darley Newman
Darley Newman is a travel expert, published author and adventurer, who searches the globe for the best in equestrian travel, while learning about local history, culture and food, for the high definition Equitrekking television series that she created. Darley is the host and producer of Equitrekking®, the first travel television series to explore the globe on horseback. In each destination, she rides with local people and introduces these locals and their way of life to viewers at home. Equitre .....more»



Appears:
2009-03-31: Adventures with Purpose & Equitrekking
 


 
David Gordon
David Gordon is a broadcaster and writer based in Northern Ireland. He has been involved in the travel media for around ten years. He has a strong interest in Scots-Irish issues and reguarly travels between Scotland and Ireland on research trips. Further afield, he has also visited regions of France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Austria and Poland as well as Niagara Falls, Gettysburg and Washington DC. Outside of travel, he is also a voiceover artist for commercials and radio station jingles. .....more»

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Appears:
2009-03-03: Celebrating Women with Photojournalist Paola Gianturco
 


 
David Fantle
David Fantle, APR, currently serves as vice president of public relations for VISIT Milwaukee, the convention & tourism arm for the city. In his position, Fantle works with news media from throughout the world to raise awareness and obtain positive editorial coverage of the greater Milwaukee area. He also coordinates the Milwaukee Film Office. Fantle is a native of St. Paul, Minn., and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Fantle is an accr .....more»

Check Out Visitmilwaukee.org

Appears:
2009-10-20: Bosnia's Rebirth
 


 
David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller, Jr., director and former chairman of Rockefeller & Co., Inc., is an active participant in the nonprofit arena, especially in the areas of environment, the arts, public education and philanthropy. David is the former vice chair of the National Park Foundation and former national vice chair of the Alaska Conservation Foundation. He served as a member of the Pew Oceans Commission, which issued a comprehensive report on the health of U.S. marine waters in June 2003. David's comm .....more»

Click here to learn more about Sailors for the Sea

Appears:
2009-10-27: Around the Americas and the Footsteps of Frederick Douglass
 


 
David Bridges
David Bridges is Executive Chef and Owner of Bella Fresca Resturant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dave Bridgesjourney for what he calls his search for The Truth led him to study cuisine in Montpelier, Vermont, where he graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in 1994. He worked at the Brass Parrot in St. Croix in the U.S.V.I., Mike's On The Avenue in New Orleans, and Criolla's in Grayton Beach, Florida before settling down in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he opened Bella Fresca Restaurant. .....more»

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Appears:
2008-05-28: A Taste of Shreveport Louisiana
 


 
Don Mankin
Don Mankin is a futurist, psychologist, and business consultant who has written about issues on aging and business. After earning a B.S. in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a Ph.D. in psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, Don worked for 35 years as a psychology professor and dean at various universities throughout the US, as well as consulting for many organizations, large and small. During this time he started exploring the far reaches of the planet. His adventures have .....more»

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Appears:
2008-06-02: Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


 
Don Mankin
Don Mankin is a travel writer, business author, psychologist, organizational consultant and executive coach. His latest book, Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler (National Geographic, 2008), was described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the best travel books to cross our desk this year.” Don is currently writing a book on how adventure travel can transform our lives, work, relationships and organizations. .....more»

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Appears:
2010-03-09: The Transformative Power of Adventure
 


 
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
A recognized expert in pediatric asthma and an advocate for immediate, comprehensive illness diagnosis, Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D., has gained acclaim and a large patient following for his fresh approach to general pediatrics and urgent treatment. Board-certified in pediatric medicine, the Princeton graduate is listed as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and is a recipient of the Americhoice Quality of Care Award for his groundbreaking work with pediatric asthma patients. Since 2003, Dr. Belilov .....more»



Appears:
2009-05-19: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling
 


 
Dr. E. Lee Spence
Dr. E. Lee Spence is an internationally known expert on shipwrecks and has long been considered one of the founding fathers of marine archaeology. He is currently president of the Sea Research Society and Vice President of the International Diving Institute. Although Lee has discovered numerous historically significant shipwrecks including the wreck of the Hunley, which was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, he considers his identification of George Trenholm as the “Real Rhett .....more»

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Appears:
2010-06-01: The Reno River Festival
 


 
Dr. Martha Honey
Martha Honey, co-founder and Co-Director of CREST, heads the Washington, DC office. She has written and lectured widely on ecotourism, Travelers' Philanthropy, and certification issues. Her books include Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press, 1999 and 2008) and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice (Island Press, 2002). She worked for 20 years as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America and holds a Ph.D. in African history. Sh .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-29: Responsible Travel
 


 
Dr. Maurice Ramirez
Dr. Maurice A. Ramirez is a professional speaker and the founder and president of the consulting firm High Alert, LLC. He serves on expert panels for pandemic preparedness and healthcare surge planning with Congressional and Cabinet Members. Board certified in multiple specialties, Dr. Ramirez is Founding Chairperson of the American Board of Disaster Medicine and serves the nation as a Senior Physician-Federal Medical Officer in the National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Ramirez’s new book: “The .....more»



Appears:
2009-05-19: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling
 


 
Duke LoCicero
In his 18 years at Cafe' Giovanni, Owner and Chef Duke LoCicero has been bringing worldwide attention to New Orleans Cuisine. Born and raised in New Orleans, "Chef Duke" has been a part of the restaurant scene since he was thirteen. At eighteen he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After his apprenticeship he worked throughout the United States, gaining experience with a variety of cuisine's that have undoubtedly influenced the blend of flavors that characteriz .....more»

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Appears:
2008-04-15: The French Quarter Festival
 


 
Earl Davis, Jr.
Earl Davis, Jr. is an electrifying, spirit-filled speaker who is taking the nation by storm. In his own genuine, heartfelt, inimitable, down-to-earth style, through the effective use of storytelling, Earl now offers us the hard hitting; yet compassionate advice that has already touched the lives of so many. He is an expert on Success Strategies and human performance. He is the recipient of the 2002 National Leadership Award and is an Honorary Chairman of the U.S. Business Advisory Council. He w .....more»



Appears:
2010-02-09: Olympic Warm-Up
 


 
Elizabeth McCall
Passionate about horses, travel, and entertainment, Elizabeth Kaye McCall can be found either in the saddle or trotting the globe when not home in “HorseTown USA” Norco, California, writing about it. The author of The Tao of Horses: Exploring How Horses Guide Us on Our Spiritual Path (Adams Media), Elizabeth worked as the horse industry liaison for the acclaimed Canadian equestrian spectacle Cavalia on its North American tour. A frequent contributor to mainstream and equestrian media, her art .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-28: Island Adventures
 


 
Ellis Marsallis
Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. Born on November 14, 1934, he began formal music studies at the Xavier University junior school of music at age eleven. After high school Marsalis enrolled in Dillard University (New Orleans) as a clarinet major. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education in 1955. Ellis and wife Delores Ferdinand have 6 sons: Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III , Delfeayo Marsalis, Mboya K .....more»

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Appears:
2009-06-02: The Arts in DC
 


 
Fletcher Newbern
ravel journalists and romance novelists J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern, who are the husband/wife team “Fletcher Newbern,” have traveled the world since 1994 on assignment for magazines and newspapers, and now, radio. They specialize in spas, cruising and romantic/luxury destinations. They created their site, YourSpaReport.com in response to requests to find out more about the spas they sample across the U.S. and all over the world. This year alone, YourSpaReport.com has featured spas in t .....more»

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Appears:
2008-12-16: Journey to Antartica
 


 
Frank Fahrenkopf
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., is president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. In his role as the chief executive of the AGA, Fahrenkopf is the national advocate for the commercial casino industry and is responsible for positioning the association to address regulatory, political and educational issues affecting the industry. A lawyer by profession, Fahrenkopf gained national prominence during the 1980s when he served as chairman of the Republican Party for six of President Ronald Reagan's e .....more»

The American Gaming Association

Appears:
2007-12-01: Casino Tourism
 


 
Gavin Shire
Gavin Shire, Vice President of Communications for The American Bird Conservancy, obtained a bachelor's degree in Zoology & Genetics from Sheffield University. He began his career in bird conservation on the island of Mauritius, where he was part of the restoration effort for the Mauritius Kestrel, once the world's rarest bird. He conducted two years of field research and captive rearing/release work before coming to America in 1992. He developed the Trumpeter Swan Restoration Project for Environ .....more»

The American Bird Conservancy

Appears:
2010-03-30: Angels, Birds & African Women’s Affairs
 


 
Gordon Price
Gordon Price, 58, is the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, where he developed and teaches the course 'Vancouver and Its Times.' In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Author .....more»

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Appears:
2010-03-16: Vancouver Legacy Show
 


 
Gregory Cooke
Gregory Cooke is the driving force behind Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II and Choc’late Soldiers from the USA. Fueled by his passion for historical knowledge about African Americans, he has devoted much of his adult life traveling to England, European battlefields, and other places of historic significance where Black troops participated in the war effort. He has compiled his own living history by interviewing and recording the reminiscences of scores of African Americ .....more»



Appears:
2010-02-16: Vancouver & The 2010 Winter Olympics
 


 
Holly Hughes
Holly Hughes is also the author of Frommer's® New York City With Kids, Frommer's® 500 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, and the forthcoming Frommer's® 500 Places For Food and Wine Lovers (March). She is also the editor of the annual Best Food Writing anthologies. .....more»



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2008-11-18: 500 Places To See Before They Disappear
 


 
James Wysong
James Wysong, also known as A. Frank Steward has worked as a flight attendant with two major international carriers during the past fifteen years. The author of The Plane Truth: Shift Happens at 35,000 Feet and The Air Traveler’s Survival Guide, Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from a London university and has had a wide variety of jobs spanning continents: jazz trumpet player, bartender, waiter, computer programmer, and writer for a newspaper. He continues to fly and write ab .....more»

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Appears:
2008-03-03: The Plane Truth
 


 
Jeremy Davenport
For nearly a decade, Jeremy Davenport has been a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Con .....more»

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Appears:
2010-07-13: The Flavor of the French Quarter Festival
 


 
Jerry Romig
Jerry is perhaps best known in New Orleans as the 'voice' of the city's beloved New Orleans Saints, serving as the team's stadium public address announcer for the past 39 seasons. He has never missed a home game at the PA microphone over that span – which includes all the games he drove to when the team moved its home games to San Antonio and Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina hit. .....more»



Appears:
2010-04-20: World Footprints LIVE at French Quarter Festival 2010
 


 
Joel Freeman
Accomplished author of six bestsellers in 28 languages. Internationally sought-after speaker and trainer. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Off-key singer. Multiculturally astute. Motivational consultant to professional athletes. Photographer. Award-winning film maker. A student of history. Devoted husband and father. Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer. Joel, a White man from a small town in Alberta, Canada .....more»

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Appears:
2008-12-09: Tales from the Road
 


 
John Spence
John's first experience of Africa was mixing cocktails in a Cape Town bar, but he soon broke out and worked as a white-water rafting guide in the rapids below Victoria Falls. Though this was hardly a conventional introduction to Africa, it started his love affair with the country that he has continued across endless journeys: on horseback, by canoe, on foot, by light airplane, and behind the wheel of his own vehicle. He still goes back for more. John’s two children have shared in many of his les .....more»

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Appears:
2009-03-17: Safari and Unique St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
 


 
John Blashford Snell
Born in 1936, John was educated at Victoria College, Jersey and subsequently entered The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His family roots lie in Jersey where his paternal grandfather was a sea captain.hey have two married daughters and live in Dorset. In 1968 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia invited the British Army to send a team to explore and make the first descent of the infamous Blue Nile. Captain John Blashford-Snell of the Royal Engineers was commissioned to select, train and lead th .....more»

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Appears:
2008-10-21: Expedition to Bolivia
 


 
John Sexton
John Sexton has been a security professional since 1978 with extensive law enforcement experience in the United States and Europe. He is a former Virginia and New York City Law Enforcement Officer and he served as a special investigator for the United Nations on the front lines of war-torn Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia in the mid ‘90s. His experience with counter-terrorism investigations in Europe qualifies him to help counter the terrorist threats of the new millennium. He has authored numerous .....more»

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Appears:
2008-01-20: Safe Travel and Voluntourism
 


 
Jon Bowermaster
Over the past 20 years I've written about adventure, the environment and the remote corners of the world for a variety of national and international magazines, ranging from National Geographic and National Geographic Adventure to the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and more. A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council, those adventures have led my teams and me to each continent. My various adventures have included riding a cargo boat through the South Pacific, two-man sled .....more»

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Appears:
2008-10-07: Descending the Dragon
 


 
Joseph Dispenza
Joseph Dispenza has studied spirituality firsthand, living eight years as a monk — one of those years in total silence. He is the author of a dozen other books and numerous articles on spirituality, a renowned retreat leader, and an accomplished public speaker on the subject of personal spirituality. For several years, he headed the education division of the American Film Institute and lectured in communication at American University in Washington, D.C. Later, he established a successful program .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-03: Americas National Parks
 


 
Joyce Major
Joyce Major is an author and adventurer. She walked away from her comfortable life to spend an enriching year traveling the world as a volunteer. From teaching English in China to monitoring baboons in South Africa, Joyce uncovered her purpose and discovered a love for our planet and fellow citizens. Joyce chronicled her adventures in her book entitled “Smiling at the World.” .....more»

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2010-02-23: 2010 Winter Olympic Coverage
 


 
Karen Kahn
Kahn has been actively involved in the aviation industry for 30+ years. She is one of the nation’s first female commercial pilots hired and one of few pioneers still working. Prior to starting her airline career in 1977, she instructed at the Sierra Academy in Northern California and operated her own weekend ground school teaching Private, Commercial and Instrument courses. She holds ratings through Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), including type ratings on the Boeing 757/767 and McDonnell-Dougla .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-17: The Irish Tenor
 


 
Kate Hanni
Kate Hanni has been a real estate broker for 17 years. She is also a professional musician in a Motown Band called the Toasted Heads. December 29, 2006 would be the turning point in Kate’s life and career, when thunderstorms diverted her Dallas-bound flight from San Francisco to Austin. Kate and her family were stuck on the tarmac for 9 hours without food, water, or information. Kate turned her anger into advocacy and began the Coalition for an Airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights, now boasting al .....more»

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2009-09-15: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan
 


 
Kay Fernandez
Award-winning freelance writer Kay Harwell Fernandez is a former magazine editor. Now her primary focus is travel-related writing, especially as it pertains to luxury, cruises, art, culture & history, rail travel, and food & wine. She has traveled throughout the United States and to 44 countries (and counting). Her articles have been published in international, national and regional magazines, newspapers and webzines. She contributed to two National Geographic tabletop books. In 2009, she create .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-17: The Irish Tenor
 


 
Keith Bellows
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a Canadian citizen, Keith Bellows, 57, was named editor-in-chief of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER magazine in January 1998 and a vice president of the National Geographic Society in March 2000. Under his stewardship, the magazine has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards, won more than 60 Lowell Thomas Awards for best travel writing (it has been named best magazine eight of his 11 years), and seven Folio Awards for Best Travel Magazine. As a .....more»

National Geographic Traveler Website

Appears:
2010-05-11: Inside National Geographic Traveler
 


 
Ken Burns
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Among his most notable productions are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007) and The National Parks (2009). Burns\'s documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards (Brooklyn Bridge in 1982 and The Statue of Liberty in 1986) and have w .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-03: Americas National Parks
 


 
Kendall Carver
Kendall Carver serves as the President of the International Cruise Victims Association. .....more»

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Appears:
2009-06-30: Cruise Line Safety
 


 
Kenny Albert
One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Kenny Albert has become a fixture in the New York Rangers radio booth calling the play-by-play action since 1995. Albert, who has called all four major sports during his professional career, has described the action for over 1,000 professional hockey games over the last two decades. Albert has also been an announcer for FOX Sports since 1994. He was named one of the network's original NFL play-by-play broadcasters when FOX acquired th .....more»



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2008-10-21: Expedition to Bolivia
 


 
Kirsten Gum
She is versatile and charismatic, with a vivacious on-screen presence. But Kirsten is not just another pretty face -- even if she was voted the sexiest woman in Charlotte, N.C. twice. Her trip to the top has been a quick one. Kirsten began her broadcasting career at age 23 as a news reporter in Jefferson City, Missouri, and paid her dues in a number of markets as she sprinted through the ranks. Her ease in front of the camera comes from years of experience covering a wide range of world-class ev .....more»

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2008-08-19: Treasure Hunters
 


 
Kristin Lamoureux
Kristin Lamoureux is the Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies at The George Washington University, as well as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, specializing in the planning and development of sustainable tourism. Additionally, she is involved in several projects focusing on the development of tourism competitive clusters as a means for economic development in various destinations including Bulgaria, Dominican Republic and oth .....more»



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2008-01-20: Safe Travel and Voluntourism
 


 
Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong
Kwame, The Snow Leopard has qualified for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and will be representing Ghana. Being from African heritage and from a country without snow makes his participation particularly special, he is the first skier from Ghana and one of only a handful from the African continent. What makes Kwame’s dream and journey to the Olympics even more incredible is that be only starting skiing just over 5 years ago. .....more»

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2010-02-23: 2010 Winter Olympic Coverage
 


 
Laura Hubber
Laura Hubber currently works as a Reporter/Producer the BBC World Service where she produces and presents reports on art, culture and current affairs. Previously she served as a writer for The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, and worked in production capacities for a variety of shows including Adventures with Purpose (PBS), Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (FoodNetwork), America’s Next Top Model (UPN) and American High (PBS). Laura also served as Editor-In-Chief at Peter Greenberg Enterprises and .....more»



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2009-10-20: Bosnia's Rebirth
 


 
Lawrence Cann
Lawrence intended to volunteer for a month at a homeless services center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2002. He never left, working full time with and delivering front line services to hundreds of homeless youth, men, and women. Over the course of the years Lawrence's programs ( a suite of programs called Community Works 945) helped hundreds of people overcome homelessness and established art, gardening, and sports social enterprises for homeless youth and adults, all of which persist to this .....more»

Street Soccer USA Website

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2010-06-08: Soccer and a Survivor Against Domestic Violence
 


 
Leon Logothetis
Born and raised in London, Leon Logothetis has always had a passion for interacting with people. He loved the camaraderie of making new friends and treasured the adventure of travel. This passion prompted him to swap his life as a city broker to pursue his dreams of traveling the world. His nomadic spirit has taken him across the globe to exotic locations like Nepal, Mongolia & the Galapagos Islands. Leon’s first foray into the Television world was with the Discovery Channel’s hit show "Desti .....more»

Leon's Website

Appears:
2009-04-14: Amazing Adventures of a Nobody
 


 
Libby Gill
An entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporate communications at Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. Libby is now an internationally respected executive coach, speaker and bestselling author. She has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, Fox News, C .....more»

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2009-09-15: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan
 


 
Marcus Johnson
Throughout his 10-plus-year career odyssey, jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Marcus Johnson continues to stand strong, staring – unblinking – in the face of myriad music industry challenges. Johnson got his start more than a decade ago. While pursuing both a JD and MBA at Georgetown University, Johnson independently produced and distributed his first album, Lessons in Love in 1997, which went on to sell 40,000 units – a phenomenal success for an unknown artist’s debut release. This album .....more»



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2009-12-15: Christmas on the Potomac
 


 
Marsha Dubrow
Marsha Dubrow’s travel and arts stories have run in National Geographic Traveler, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, among many others. She writes the DC Art Travel Column on examiner.com, and writes also for Kennedy Center. She’s been a Correspondent for Life, People, Britain’s Punch, and Reuters. For Reuters, she also created an arts beat. Dubrow earned her Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Writing and Literature at Bennington College which published her book, Single Blessedness. She studied w .....more»



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2009-06-02: The Arts in DC
 


 
Martin Britz
Martin George Britz is the President and Founder of Soweto Fine Arts. He has been working and specializing in the art produced by the black fine artists from Soweto since the late 1980’s. As such he has also written the defining book “South African Fine Art – The Soweto School”. This work defines the group of artists as the first legitimate “School Of Art” emerging from the African Continent. Britz has had an intimate relationship with the artists and their families over the years and saw the ne .....more»

Martin's Biography

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2010-06-29: An Artistic Journey Through South Africa
 


 
Marva Jo Wyatt
Attorney Marva Jo Wyatt, of the Wyatt law offices of Long Beach California is one of the pre-eminent legal experts in maritime law and cruise line legal issues. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of San Francisco school of law and at Loyola law school in LA. Marva has also been qualified as an expert witness in maritime law and is the chair of the admiralty and maritime law consulting group, appointed by the California State board of Governors. Her law review article: “Hi .....more»



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2009-06-30: Cruise Line Safety
 


 
Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro is a writer and editor. Shapiro has biked through Cuba for the Washington Post, celebrated Holy Week in Guatemala for the Dallas Morning News, and floated down the Mekong River on a Laotian cargo barge for an online travel magazine. His work also appears in the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times. Before turning to travel literature, Shapiro researched online travel and wrote two books about using the Net for travel. In 1994, he helped develop the first W .....more»

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Appears:
2008-03-03: The Plane Truth
 


 
Michael Nutter
Michael A. Nutter is a lifetime Philadelphian, with an accomplished career of public service, business and financial administration. Michael served as a City Councilman for nearly 15 years representing Philadelphia’s Fourth District. He has also served as Democratic Ward Leader of the 52nd Ward since 1990. During his time in Council, Michael worked to lower taxes for Philadelphians. He engineered groundbreaking ethics reform legislation, and led efforts to pass a citywide smoking ban, among cou .....more»

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2008-04-21: Tourism Cares
 


 
Michael Londra
Michael Londra decided in the early 90s to follow his heart and started singing professionally. His leap of faith was rewarded when he soon became a leading man in musical theater in Dublin playing many roles. US director and choreographer, Larry Fuller asked Michael to play Bobby Kennedy in the world premier of "JFK" where he was noticed by the producers of Riverdance. He was offered the role of lead singer in the US National Tour which included performances at Radio City Music Hall and the MGM .....more»

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Appears:
2009-11-17: The Irish Tenor
 


 
Monique Pean
Monique Péan was raised in Washington D.C. and has traveled the world, visiting more than 30 countries. Monique is thankful that her mother, Gail, solidly encouraged her to pursue her love of art. She credits her inspiration to the art and cultures encountered during her travels to destinations such as Haiti, Bali, Russia, Egypt, Brazil, China, Greece and more. With a Haitian father and American Jewish mother, Monique was no doubt inspired by her own heritage. Before founding her accessories com .....more»

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Appears:
2010-05-11: Inside National Geographic Traveler
 


 
Ned Bell
Ned Bell is one of Canada’s foremost culinary talents. Born in the Okanagan, British Columbia’s wine country, Bell has always had a passion for cooking and is steadfast in his vision and drive to create new, imaginative dishes with fresh, local ingredients. Bell began his career in Vancouver working under two local restaurant legends: first under the tutelage of Le Crocodile’s Michel Jacob and then as Sous Chef for Rob Feenie’s Lumiere restaurant. In 1997 Bell set his sights eastward where he en .....more»

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2010-03-23: All Aboard the Alberta Train!
 


 
Nick Irons
Nick Irons was the first person in seventy years to swim the length of the Mississippi River and the first to swim it with the locks and dams of its “modern” form. He did it to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), the disease his father and hundreds of thousands of other people live with every day. Nick followed up his swim with a 10,000 mile bike ride around the perimeter of the United States, also to benefit multiple sclerosis research. Nick and his story .....more»

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2008-03-22: SEE Turtles
 


 
Nik Halik
Nik Halik, a.k.a. The Thrillionaire, is a self-made multimillionaire who believes life is about the magic not about the materialism. An avid thrill seeking adventurer, Nik created a list of the top ten adventures he wanted to accomplish by the age of 40. Among his various expeditions he was one of the first explorers to dive down 5 miles and land on the bow of the Titanic, he’s slept in King Tut’s tomb, he’s jammed with Bon Jovi and he’s become an astronaut. Nik hopes to inspire others to achi .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-29: Responsible Travel
 


 
Panderina Soumas
Panderina D. Soumas is the eldest of four children born to Clyde A. Soumas, Sr. & Greta M. McCaleb-Soumas. Though she had the advantages and privileges of Air Force travels as a young child, she maintains today the enriched carvings in her life were solely inspired and focused by her South Louisiana Creole heritage bloodline. These ancestral legends have so enriched her life with cultural pride from stories and recipes to the many proud accomplishments throughout her family tree today. Her ances .....more»

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2008-05-28: A Taste of Shreveport Louisiana
 


 
Paola Gianturco
Paola Gianturco’s involvement with women internationally is long standing; as a photojournalist, she has documented women’s lives in 40 countries and her photographs have been exhibited broadly. For UNESCO International Women’s Day 2008, Gianturco participated in the Round Table program, “Gender Equality – Make it Your Business”. As an author, Women Who Light the Dark (2007) was her fourth book to be published by powerHouse Books. ¡Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala (2 .....more»

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Appears:
2009-03-03: Celebrating Women with Photojournalist Paola Gianturco
 


 
Patricia Raskin
Patricia Raskin M.Ed, president and founder of Raskin Resources, is a media producer/host, media coach, speaker and author who serves as a catalyst for creating positive change. For over twenty years, she has been hosting and producing media programs that focus on the positive side of life. Patricia originally developed her skills as a teacher and guidance counselor, focusing on prevention, self awareness and positive life skills. As a pioneer in the earliest days of cable television, Patricia c .....more»

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Appears:
2008-12-02: The Faces of Latin America
 


 
Patricia Schultz
Patricia Schultz is the author of the international bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (now with 2.8 million copies in print) and executive producer of the Travel Channel’s television show based on her book. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for Frommer’s, Berlitz and Access travel guides, as well as Condé Nast Traveler, Islands and Harper’s Bazaar. Her home base is New York City. .....more»



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2009-01-27: Immersion Travel USA
 


 
Patricia Schultz
Patricia Schultz is the author of the international bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (now with 2.8 million copies in print) and executive producer of the Travel Channel’s television show based on her book. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for Frommer’s, Berlitz and Access travel guides, as well as Condé Nast Traveler, Islands and Harper’s Bazaar. Her home base is New York City. .....more»



Appears:
2008-03-29: Live from the Adventures in Travel Expo
 


 
Patrick E. Bailey
Patrick E. Bailey is the Firm’s Founding Partner and is one of the Firm’s principal trial lawyers. Since commencing his practice in 1979 he has accumulated a substantial number of successful jury verdicts and settlements in both national and international forums involving aviation accidents, product liability, pharmaceutical cases, insurance bad faith and business fraud cases, including a recent $42,000,000 award in a commercial litigation dispute and a $12,000,000 verdict in a wrongful termina .....more»

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Appears:
2009-10-13: Protecting the Mountains
 


 
Paul Von Zielbauer
Paul von Zielbauer launched Roadmonkey, an adventure philanthropy company, last year after 10 years as an award-winning feature & investigative reporter and Iraq correspondent for The New York Times. As a staff writer for the Times, he covered the American military, private security companies, the New York City prison system and organized crime. In 2005, The Times nominated his series on the privatization of prison medical care for a Pulitzer Prize. Paul founded Roadmonkey, which combines physic .....more»

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Appears:
2009-10-20: Bosnia's Rebirth
 


 
Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer began her career in the travel biz at the age of four months accompanying her guidebook-writing parents, Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur to Europe. Since then, she helped found and edit Frommers.com, edited the travel section of MSNBC.com, and contributed articles to the Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Marie Claire and Budget Travel Magazine (where she was also a contributing editor). She appears frequently on MSNBC, CNN, CNN's Headline News, and every local news show you can name. .....more»

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2008-02-04: Passport News from the State Department
 


 
Phil Chenier
Philip Chenier (born October 30, 1950 in Berkeley, California) was a professional basketball player. After playing for Berkeley High School and the University of California in Berkeley, Chenier played professionally for the Washington Bullets in the National Basketball Association from 1971 to 1979. He won a championship with the Bullets in 1978. He also briefly played for the Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors.Chenier was a 1972 NBA All-Rookie Team selection, averaged 17.2 points per game .....more»



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2008-10-14: Sustainable Sushi Week
 


 
Phil Johnson
Phil graduated from Bates College in 2006 with a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City, NY, where he worked for three years in equity and fixed income trade support at Dominick and Dominick and JPMorgan. He joined the 2009-2010 class of GRS Interns in the Spring of 2009, and is working with the Business Development team in Cape Town, SA. In his free time, Phil enjoys soccer, skiing, fishing, and is ever so slowly learning to surf. .....more»

Grassroot Soccer Website

Appears:
2010-06-15: Grassroot Soccer
 


 
Rajmohan Gandhi
Rajmohan Gandhi is a biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. His maternal grandfather is Rajaji and his father is Devdas Gandhi. Rajmohan is also a journalist and political activist. Mr. Gandhi, a research professor at the Centre for Policy Studies in New Delhi, India, has written widely on the Indian independence movement and its leaders, India-Pakistani relations, human rights and conflict resolution. .....more»



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2009-04-07: Touring Israel
 


 
Ray Ficca
Ray Ficca is President, The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. He is a graduate of both Georgetown University (BA), The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (AC), and was a founding member of the original Actors Repertory Theatre. Ray has been acting professionally for 18 years appearing in over one hundred productions on regional stages nationwide, including; Wayside Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Charter Theatre, Theatre on the Hill, Metro Stage, Imagination Stage, and th .....more»

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2008-03-22: SEE Turtles
 


 
Rev. William E. Middelton
Reverend Middleton is an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a licensed Social Worker. He has served on active duty as a Chaplain with the US Navy since July 1995. During that time he has served with Marine battalions, on Navy ships, a hospital and currently with Naval District Washington, DC. He returned in November 2008 from a deployment to Iraq where he worked with a US Army unit on the Iraq/Iran border. Rev. Middleton has spent his entire adu .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-11: A Tribute to Our Vets
 


 
Richard Bangs
Richard Bangs has often been called the father of modern adventure travel, and the pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa. Richard has published more than 1000 magazine articles, 19 books, produced a score of documentaries and several CD-ROMs; and has lectured at the Smithsonian, th .....more»

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Appears:
2009-10-20: Bosnia's Rebirth
 


 
Rick Webster
Rick Webster joined U.S. Travel in March 1993 as Manager, Tax Policy and was promoted to Director, Tax Policy a short time later. In 1997 his title changed to Director, Public Affairs, and in December 2005, he was promoted to Vice President, Public Policy. He has over twenty years of experience lobbying local, state and federal government officials. .....more»

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2009-09-22: Volunteer Vacations & Voluntourism
 


 
Ricki Stevenson
Ricki Stevenson, the founder of Black Paris Tours, has served as lead guide since its inception in 1998. Stevenson, a native of Oakland, California, is a former TV news anchor/reporter and talk show host. She holds a master's degree in History, with an emphasis on African and African American history. Stevenson says the idea for Black Paris Tours grew out of her lifelong dream of living in Paris and six years experience as an international travel .....more»

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2009-02-17: Black Paris Tours
 


 
Rockin' Dopsie Jr.
Rockin' Dopsie (pronounced Doop-see), Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters are the greatest living practitioners of the genre. Dopsie, Jr. presents Zydeco with the conviction and authenticity of its rich heritage. His earliest musical memories are of his father's accordion playing. Dopsie, Jr. was given a basic accordion by his father at the age of nine. He taught himself to play, as had his father, by listening to and playing along with the radio. .....more»

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Appears:
2010-07-13: The Flavor of the French Quarter Festival
 


 
Rodney Uphoff
Rodney J. Uphoff is first Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at MU, where he also served as the associate dean of academic affairs for three years. In 2006, Uphoff was selected to be the director of the University of Missouri South Africa Educational Program, representing the four University of Missouri System campuses. He also directs the School of Law’s study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining the MU faculty in 2001, Uphoff taught at the University of Okl .....more»

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Appears:
2010-06-22: Student Exchange with South Africa
 


 
Roger Bayley
Roger Bayley is principal of Merrick Architecture, which he co founded in 1984 with Principal Paul Merrick. Roger is currently responsible as the Design Manager for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Village development, Millennium Water. This clearly defined role within the project’s architectural contract addresses the coordination of the 150-plus consultant team across all aspects of the project. Roger has managed and directed Merrick Architecture since its inception and provides project definition, v .....more»

Merrick Architecture

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2010-03-16: Vancouver Legacy Show
 


 
Ronda Roaring
Ronda Roaring has lived in the Finger Lakes for the past 35 years in Onondaga, Tompkins, and Wayne counties. She has a master's degree from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and has written hundreds of articles for many of this country's major magazines and newspapers. Feel free to contact her with comments about or suggestions for this Web site. .....more»

Click here to visit I Love the Finger Lakes.com.

Appears:
2008-08-19: Treasure Hunters
 


 
Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown, the inspiring and popular host of several programs on the Travel Channel, spends over 200 days traveling each year. Currently shooting the third season of her widely popular series, Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends, new episodes will begin airing in Spring 2010. Sam’s childhood in New Hampshire was far from a jet set experience. Her forays out of state led her to nearby Canada or Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “I never dreamed I’d travel to so many exotic locations!” After studying mus .....more»

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Appears:
2010-02-09: Olympic Warm-Up
 


 
Sandra Espinet
An accomplished interior designer and allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Sandra received her Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design from the New England School of Design in Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from the American College of Art in Atlanta and a Masters Degree in Production Design from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Since 2000, Sandra has been spending her time between Los Angeles and the coastal town of .....more»

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Appears:
2010-03-09: The Transformative Power of Adventure
 


 
Sandy Prager
Commissioner Sandy Praeger is the most immediate NAIC Past President. She serves as Chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, Vice Chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees. She was elected previously to the Kansas Senate in 1992, 1996 and 2000, and before that served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives. While in the le .....more»



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2009-05-19: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling
 


 
Scott Hartblay
Scott Hartblay has experience in school social work and working in various parts of the mental health system. His interests include international social work, group work, the development of values and ethics in social work students, and the use of literature and art in the teaching of social work practice. He has taught in Northern Ireland and Poland, presented at international social work conferences, and regularly leads students on educational trips to Ireland and Poland. .....more»



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2009-02-03: On The Road to Freedom
 


 
Shelley Seale
Shelley Seale is a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer based out of Austin, Texas. When she is not at home, Shelley is off vagabonding in any part of the world whenever possible. Her mantra is “travel with a purpose.” .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-29: Responsible Travel
 


 
Sheryl Kayne
Sheryl Kayne is a writer, adventurer, performer, and educator. She is the author of two published children’s books, creator of five newspaper and magazine columns, and contributor to national and international publications including: The New York Times, USA Today, Working Mother, Shape, Parents, American Profile and many others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Bridgeport and Master of Science degree in school psychology from Fairfield University, and is an Adjun .....more»

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2009-09-22: Volunteer Vacations & Voluntourism
 


 
Steven Crimando
Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, is an internationally known consultant and educator specialized in the psychological aspects of crisis management, homeland security and business continuity. He is the Managing Director of Extreme Behavioral Risk Management (XBRM), a division of ALLSector Technology Group, Inc., a New York City-based consulting practice dedicated to the human factor in business continuity planning. Steve is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS), a Diplomat of the Ame .....more»



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2009-05-19: H1N1 and the Impact on Traveling
 


 
Tabeier Shine
Tabeier is a Sr. Engineer at PepsiCo in the Commercialization group where she ensures successful launches of complex international beverages all around the world. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2002, Tabeier was a Road Test Engineer for the General Motors Truck Group for 4 years. An avid community servant, she is also the co-chair of the Westchester-based, Black Employee Association, community service outreach committee at PepsiCo where she rallies her co-workers to get involved and give back, whil .....more»

T.R.I.P. Official Website

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2010-03-30: Angels, Birds & African Women’s Affairs
 


 
Tad Pierson
Since 1989 Tad Pierson, owner and driver, has successfully led safaris across the backroads of America, into the downtown neon of Saturday night. Mr. Pierson received his master's degree from the University of New Mexico. Before founding American Dream Safari he taught English as a Second Language in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is uniquely trained in antique automobile restoration and has driven over a quarter of a million miles, largely on the American road system, but also behind the .....more»

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2008-02-17: The Musical Legacy of Memphis
 


 
Tareq Salahi
Tareq Salahi is Team Captain & Chairman, Of America's Polo Cup. The son of a Jerusalem native that immigrated to the United States, to later found Oasis Winery in 1977, Salahi was born in Washington, D.C. and raised at the vineyard in Hume, Virginia. There, he nurtured a love for horses and riding, saddling up for the first time at the age of eight and strapping on his first polo helmet at sixteen. He attended high school at nearby Randolph-Macon Academy, a military academy where Salahi develope .....more»

Learn More about America's Polo Cup

Appears:
2008-05-05: Mayfest in Downtown Frederick, MD
 


 
Theresa Andersson
Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Yet although you will find them in abundance on Hummingbird, Go!, the new album by Theresa Andersson hardly sounds like conventional pop. That's because the New Orleans singer-songwriter chose to approach her craft from different perspectives before she even began composing. "I stopped thinking in terms of traditional songwriting," Andersson explains. "I worked on shapes, forms, and textures, scents and colo .....more»

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2010-04-06: A Taste of New Orleans
 


 
Tiffany Wilms
Tiffany Wilms is the tour & marketing coordinator for the Tourism Council of Frederick County. For 10 years, Wilms owned and operated a successful horse-drawn-carriage business, creating special memories for many people. One of her proudest accomplishments, though, is being a parent. In addition, giving back to the community through volunteer work has been rewarding not only because it has helped her develop personal and professional relationships, but also because it has allowed her to serve th .....more»

Learn More About Historic Frederick County

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2008-05-05: Mayfest in Downtown Frederick, MD
 


 
Tommy Clark
Tommy Clark, a pediatrician and Executive Director of Grassroot Soccer, conceived the idea for Grassroot Soccer after living in Zimbabwe. Born in Scotland where his Dad played for the Scottish national team, he then moved to Zimbabwe at age 14. After playing soccer at Dartmouth College in the United States he returned to Zimbabwe to teach English and play professional soccer. After several years playing soccer he returned to Dartmouth medical school. As a resident he was named resident teacher o .....more»

Grassroot Soccer Website

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2010-06-15: Grassroot Soccer
 


 
Travis Alexander
Travis Alexander is President and CEO of Alexander World Wide Protection Services a security firm which specializes in world wide VIP/Executive protection, Risk and vulnerability assessments for business and individuals, Asset recovery and general security consulting. Mr. Alexander has over 25 years experience in providing security services he has provided services for two US Ambassadors, a former Secretary of State and numerous foreign Dignitaries Mr. Alexander has extensive operational experi .....more»

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2010-02-09: Olympic Warm-Up
 


 
Trish Clark
Trish Clark is the former owner and manager of a highly successful travel marketing business in Australia. She has traveled extensively, including to Europe, Asia and the USA. She has stayed in many convents and monasteries in Europe over the years, and continues to do so. She has five adult children and lives in Sydney with her husband. .....more»

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2009-10-13: Protecting the Mountains
 


 
Vern Kimball
Vern Kimball has been chief executive officer of the Calgary Stampede since 2006. As CEO, he is responsible to the board of directors for leading the organization. Prior to this role, Vern was chief operating officer for two years, chief financial officer for 10 years and held significant roles in Food Services, Sales and Facilities, and long-range planning since joining the organization in 1986. Vern has an MBA and bachelor of arts from the University of Calgary. He contributes his time and ene .....more»

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2010-03-23: All Aboard the Alberta Train!
 


 
Victor Pineda
Victor stopped walking at age 5 and by the time he was in high school he used a machine to help him breathe. His mother quickly realized her son would have few opportunities in their home of Venezuela so the family moved to California. It was opportunity and resilience that allowed Victor to flourish. His physical condition never stopped him from living his life fully. Victor has studied and documented the socio-cultural factors that kept people with disabilities marginalized and stigmatized all .....more»

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2009-01-13: The Victor Pineda Foundation
 


 
Wade Davis
An ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, he holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent more than three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6,000 botanical collections. His work later took him to Haiti to investigate folk preparations implicated in the creation of zom .....more»

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2008-10-07: Descending the Dragon
 


 
Wallace Nichols
Wallace “J.” Nichols spends his time discovering nature. He has undertaken the task of reaching new constituencies with a positive and inclusive conservation message and building a network of like-minded people, from diverse regions, backgrounds and careers who share a commitment to maintaining abundant life in the oceans and on the coasts. In 1998 he founded the Grupo Tortuguero, an international grassroots movement dedicated to restoring Pacific sea turtles and to sustainable management of o .....more»

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2008-03-22: SEE Turtles
 


 
Willy Porter
Willy Porter released his debut CD, "The Trees Have Soul" in 1990. In 1994, he released his second independent CD entitled, "Dog Eared Dream." The song "Angry Words" became a top-10 staple on Triple AAA radio stations around the country. This radio success established Porter as a nationally recognized artist, and he would ultimately sign with Private Music/BMG in 1995. European and American tours with Rickie Lee Jones, Tori Amos and The Cranberries followed. In 1999, he signed with San Francis .....more»

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2008-05-12: Folk and Jazz