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Traveln On will journey to Jamaica to experience a Voluntourism experience with Global TVs Claire Newell . Then, documentary film director Ken Burns will take us through our nations national parks and on a spiritual journey. And, our Authors Corner will feature author Joseph Dispenza and his new book The Way of the Traveler--Making Every Trip a Journey of Self-Discovery .
Episode Segments:
Voluntourism: Claire Newell
Global TVs Claire Newell tells Ian and Tonya about her transformational travel experience, when she & her family spent their spring break vacation in Jamaica volunteering at a local orphanage.
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Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns
Through his films, Ken Burns has chronicled Americas triumphs and struggles. His recent documentary series on PBS, National Parks Americas Best Idea , celebrates the national parks as belonging to everyone. Ken joins Ian and Tonya to talk about the series and his inspiration.
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Authors Corner - Joseph Dispenza
Joseph Dispenza discusses his new book The Way of the Traveler--Making Every Trip a Journey of Self-Discover and how travel can raise consciousness, promote spiritual growth, and deepen life experiences.
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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, this illustrated guide is a collection of short essays that discuss how travel can raise consciousness, promote spiritual growth, and deepen life experiences. Drawing on his experience as a monk, lecturer, and co-founder of a holistic healing institute, Joseph Dispenza helps readers understand that all travel is a sacred journey to self-discovery.

NATJA Award Winner

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 won seven Emmy Awards.

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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 in Moving Image Arts at the College of Santa Fe, and taught courses in media ethics. He is the co-founder and director of LifePath Retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he lives.

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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, and is currently featured in promotions for the Vancouver International Airport. Claire has authored or been featured in articles for Success, Professional Woman, Today’s Parent, Readers Digest and for various newspapers, and is a best-selling author of Travel Best Bets - An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trip, Ever.

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