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The Transformative Power of Adventure
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Travel’n On prepares to transition to its new name World Footprints and today you’ll be introduced to author Don Mankin who will talk about his newest project that discusses the transformative power of adventure travel. Don will also offer an invitation for you to participate in the development of this book. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to meet celebrated interior designer Sandra Espinet who will talk about the cultural influences to her work which has been featured on the HGTV show Celebrity Holiday Homes. Finally, have you ever wondered where a newly crowned Miss America goes? Ami Feller, former travel manager for the Miss America Corporation, will offer some interesting insights and the lessons learned from the road as she traveled with two Miss Americas.
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Travel’n On: Travel Author Don Mankin
Don Mankin is currently writing a book about how adventure travel can transforms our lives, relationships, and business. He joins Ian & Tonya to talk about the project, and how you can get involved.
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Travel’n On: Interior Designer Sandra Espinet
Sandra Espinet draws her inspiration from her extensive travels to Northern Africa, South America, Europe and Asia, and she is a regular fixture on HGTV, and Martha Stewart Radio. She joins Ian And Tonya to talk about her travels, influences, and her work with the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
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Travel’n On: On the Road with Miss America
Once the lights are turned down & the confetti is swept away, where does the newly-crowned Miss America go next? Ami Feller is the former travel manager for the Miss America Corporation, and she offers some interesting insights and the lessons learned from the road as she traveled with two Miss Americas. She wrote a fictitious account of her travels in the novel Boardwalk in Disrepair
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, where she owns and operates SQUARE ONE Interiors and Gallery, an elite, full-service high end residential design studio and storefront gallery. The furniture gallery displays an eclectic variety of international furniture and accessories collected from countries as varied as Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Thailand, Tibet, Morocco, and Spain. Sandra’s work has been celebrated in interior design books such as “Houses by the Sea” and magazines including ASID’s Icon, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Array, Home Accents Today, and Cabo Living. Sandra is also a regular guest on Living Today with Mario Bosquez on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Sandra made her national television debut in 2009 with HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. An online fixture as well, Sandra is featured on 1stDibs.com, CouchKarma, GalTime and DesireToInspire. The flip flopped, globe trotting, shop-a-holic, citizen of the world is constantly looking for new avenues to follow and for innovative combinations of design elements to share with the world.

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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.

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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 publications in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area. She has been a keynote speaker to various professional organizations, has travelled extensively, and continues to live each day to its fullest. Feller currently resides in Voorhees, NJ with her family.