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Bosnia's Rebirth
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Richard Bangs , host of the award winning PBS show Adventures with Purpose, and BBC Correspondent Laura Hubber join Traveln On to talk about their recent trip to Bosnia and why this former worn-torn country is now considered a tourism treasure and a place where Nature has been generous with its gifts. Then, experience one of the jewels of the Great Lakes, Milwaukee, and learn about this citys transition from Brew City to New City with David Fantle from VISIT Milwaukee. With our focus on global citizenship and responsible tourism we will introduce you to Paul von Zielbauer , Founder of RoadMonkey Expeditions, a company which combines physically challenging adventures with meaningful volunteer projects
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Bosnia Reborn
From the ashes of war, Bosnia has been reborn as a tourist mecca. Richard Bangs, host of the award winning PBS show Adventures with Purpose, and BBC Correspondent Laura Hubber join Ian & Tonya to talk about what they discovered on their recent journey to the region.
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Experience Milwaukee
If you only think of beers and brats when you think of Milwaukee, then think again! learn with David Fantle from VISIT Milwaukee joins Ian and Tonya to talk about his city's transition from Brew City to New City!
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Responsible Tourism: Roadmonkey Expeditions
What exactly is adventure philanthropy? Find out, as Ian and Tonya talk to Paul von Zielbauer, Founder of RoadMonkey Expeditions, a company which combines physically challenging adventures with meaningful volunteer projects.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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, the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club and many other notable venues. He writes a semi-regular feature with the NYTimes and served as executive producer of Richard Bangs Adventures on Yahoo. He is currently producing and hosting the new PBS series, Richard Bangs Adventures with Purpose and his companion book, Adventures with Purpose, won the 2007 best book award from NATJA. His latest books are Quest for the Sublime (2008), and Quest for the Kashah (2009).

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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 bachelorís degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Fantle is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, president of the Southeast Wisconsin chapter of PRSA and serves on the boards of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Film Wisconsin, the Nicolet High School Foundation, the Milwaukee Jewish Community Center and the Black Public Relations Society Milwaukee chapter.

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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 Channelís Bizarre Foods, and worked in production capacities for a variety of shows including Adventures with Purpose (PBS), Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (FoodNetwork), Americaís Next Top Model (UPN) and American High (PBS). Laura also served as Editor-In-Chief at Peter Greenberg Enterprises and she was a Foreign Correspondent in Bosnia and Herzegovina for The San Francisco Chronicle and The European newspapers. She is was an American Lector and Soros Fellow teaching English Literature at Sarajevo University.

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 physically challenging adventures with meaningful volunteer projects, to give globally minded people the chance to become hands-on adventure philanthropists. In November 2008, he led a small-group expedition through northwest Vietnam, cycling 350 miles and then building a playground at an orphanage west of Hanoi. In July 2009, a 10-person Roadmonkey expedition to Tanzania climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,345 feet Africaís highest point, and then built a drinking-water purification system and 30 classroom desks at a school for 130 students near Dar es Salaam. Paul was born and raised in Aurora, Ill., lives in Brooklyn and dreams, always, of surfing.

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