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Expedition to Bolivia
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Join Tonya and Ian as they take you on an exciting adventure with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia and his work with Just A Drop Foundation. Then, attention sports fans, American Sportscaster, Kenny Albert, son of famed sportscaster Marv Albert, will join Traveln On to discuss his travels around the country with the NFL and the Olympics.
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Kota Mama
Author, explorer and philanthropist Colonel John Blashford Snell talks about the Scientific Exploration Societys seven-phase expedition named Kota Mama across South America. He talks about some of the amazing things theyve discovered in the 1st six phases, and whats ahead in the seventh phase, coming next year.
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Just a Drop Foundation
One of Colonel Snells favorite charities is called Just a Drop; international charity that aims to provide clean, safe water and sanitation where it is needed most. Learn more about its history & mission, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. Plus the tale of the double-nosed dog.
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Coming Soon
Ian and Tonya preview whats coming up in the weeks ahead, including their trip to Jamaica.
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Sportscaster Kenny Albert
The Voice of the New York Rangers talks to Ian and Tonya about growing up in broadcasting household, his hectic schedule, and some of his favorite cities to visit.
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Learn More About Just A Drop
Just a Drop is international charity that aims to provide clean, safe water and sanitation where it is needed most. To date we have helped over 800,000 children and their families in 28 countries. But the problem is still colossal and we need as much support as possible to continue working on vital projects around the world.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 the rights to the National Football Conference in 1994. He has also been calling Major League Baseball on various FOX networks for over a decade including the last seven seasons on the Saturday Game of the Week. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Albert and Joe Micheletti called 23 hockey games in 13 days for NBC, including the men's quarterfinal matchup between Russia and the Czech Republic, and the women's gold medal game featuring the USA and Canada. Albert returned to NBC for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy, calling 17 men's and women's contests. Albert also called five seasons of the NHL on FOX (1995-99). Albert graduated from New York University in 1990. He lives in New Jersey with wife Barbara, and daughters Amanda and Sydney.



 
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 the 60 strong party. The success of this immense expedition led to even tougher assignments such as the first vehicle crossing of the complete Darien Gap in 1971-2 and in 1974-5, navigating almost all the 2,700 miles of the great Zaire River. Both these ventures had strong environmental, medical and scientific objectives. In 1969, following the success of the Blue Nile Expedition, JBS and his colleagues formed the Scientific Exploration Society, their aim being to 'foster and encourage scientific exploration world-wide'. The SES became the parent body for several world-wide ventures with the support and involvement of HRH The Prince of Wales. In 1991, John retired from the Army and as Director General of Operation Raleigh. Following many requests to use his wealth of experience to provide similar opportunities for mature people, he set up Discovery Expeditions with his son in law Julian Matthews. Since 1998 he has led the major Kota Mama expeditions, involving the navigation of South American rivers with traditional reed boats, seeking archaeological sites and providing support for the people, fauna and flora of remote regions. JBS also helped to set up Just a Drop, the World Travel Market's charity that provides funding for water projects in the developing world and he is now its President.

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