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Olympic Warm-Up
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Travel’n On is traveling to Vancouver to cover the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and today’s show will offer a unique perspective as the Games ramp up. You’ll have an opportunity to meet Earl Davis, JR., a 2002 Olympic torch bearer, whose journey towards the salt lake city games as well as his personal journey will leave you feeling inspired to “go for the gold.” Then, whether you’re traveling to Vancouver or anywhere else, you’ll want to hear what executive security expert Travis Alexander, has to say. Finally, Samantha Brown, host of the popular Samantha Brown’s Great Weekend on the travel channel, will talk about her recent trip to Vancouver where she trained with the speed skating team and how she is celebrating her 10th anniversary with the Travel Channel.
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The Inspiring Story of Earl Davis, Jr.
We introduce you to Earl Davis, Jr., a 2002 Olympic torch bearer, whose journey towards the salt lake city games as well as his personal journey will leave you feeling inspired to “go for the gold.”
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Staying Secure at the Olympic Games
Security expert Travis Alexander knows what it takes to travel safe, especially during large events like the Olympic Games. He’ll tell you what you need to prepare for and think about before and during your travels.
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Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown is celebrating her 10th Anniversary with the Travel Channel this month. She’s currently shooting the 3rd season of her show “ Samantha Brown’s Great Weekend,” and takes some time out to preview the upcoming episodes with Ian and Tonya.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 was selected a Torch Bearer for the Salt Lake City Olympics of 2002, for his work in inspiring others and challenging them to shake off mediocrity and live up to greatness. He is the recipient of The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s prestigious 30 under 30 Award in 2003. Congressman Tom Reynolds has voted him 2003 Businessman of the Year. In July 2003 he was asked to participate in a series of auditions, which happened to be a Trump/Burnett partnership, which later became the 2004 Reality Show “The Apprentice.” Earl holds a B.S. in Motivational Psychology and an M.B.A.



 
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 experience in North Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. He is a member of the " Nine lives" association and has the "Black Cat" designation. Mr. Alexander is a former Marine, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign/ Urbana. He speaks Greek, German, Spanish and has operation exposure to Arabic. Mr. Alexander has had several articles published relating to security and Terrorism.

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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 musical theater and receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Syracuse University, Sam spent eight years in New York City pursing an acting career. Sam’s path took a dramatic turn when a production company saw her in a commercial and referred her to the Travel Channel “because she looked like the girl next door.”

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