Travel Today - Iceland This week, Peter Greenberg travels to the world’s most northern capital…Reykjavik in Iceland. With a population of only 120,000 within its capital city and a little over 330,000 throughout the entire country, Iceland provides an incredibly scenic and often solitary experience for visitors. It’s a great combination. Now, tourism has become the country’s largest industry, narrowly beating out fishing!
The week we chat with Icelandic journalist Egill Helgason, who tells of simpler days in Iceland where children would run off to see the volcanoes as they erupted. (Hint: you can still do it). Sigtryggur Baldursson, Managing Director of Iceland Music Export, describes the nightlife in Reykjavik and highlights the music scene and the vast amounts of music festivals hosted in the city. T
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir This episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the world's northern most capital, Reykjavik, Iceland. Join Peter is Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Dean of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, who dissects the homogenous nature of Iceland and how the art scene manages to stay diverse. The lack of a long history creates a unique art field because people don’t have to compare themselves with cultural giants.
Monday, November 24, 2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Icelandic Journalist Þórður Snær Júlíusson You won't here this interview on the weekly radio show, this is a podcast excluse interview with. Þórður Snær Júlíusson. This Icelandic journalist who over a year ago started his own publication online sits down with Peter to take a critical look at Iceland today. He chats with Peter about the volanic erruptions in Iceland and how it has affected tourism. They have such things as "tourist erruptions" where visitors are still able to be near the volcano with relative safety. They also dicuss the rise of tourism in Iceland, how it has now become the largest industry in the country, and why it has over taken the fishing industry.
Icelandic Musician Sigtryggur Baldursson This episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Reykjavik, Iceland. Sigtryggur Baldursson, Managing Director of Iceland Music Export, explains the rising popularity of Icelandic music and why musicians are traveling from around the world to record in Iceland’s studios.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Travel Today National Museum Wales This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg we head back to Wales, a location which he’s done every year for the past six years! He returns to its capital, Cardiff—which is known for the Millennium Centre, the world’s oldest record store (Spillers 1894), and the National Museum, which is where this podcast is coming from this week.
Wales is one of those rare countries that makes Peter’s favorites list. Not only does it boast over 600 castles and contain an 870-mile coastal path, it remains one of the few places he sleeps well (must be all the gorgeous rolling hills and mountains). He interviews local historian and tour guide Mike Davis about those castles and other must-see locations. He also interviews Oliver Fairclough, Keeper of Art at Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum Wal
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Keeper of Art Oliver Fairclough Peter Greenberg travels to the National Museum Wales, Cardiff, UK to interview locals such as Oliver Fairclough. Fairclough, Keeper of Art at Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum Wales, tells of the current exhibits you can visit—such as the Prints of WWI—and what is coming in the next several months. Of course, Artes Mundi 6—the biennial has opened. The museum has also put back on display its collections from 1900-1960.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Wales Actor and Fisherman Julian Lewis Jones Julian Lewis Jones, actor and keen Welsh fisherman, shares what it was like growing up on an island. Julian was drawn to sea fishing at an early age and his passion and love for all things “fishy” continues to this day! He reveals the best places to fish around Cardiff and gives a story about his fresh catch for actor/director Clint Eastwood. All this and more when we interview Julian Lewis Jones on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, UK.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Travel Today - 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech It’s not difficult to get Peter to Morocco, especially to the medina in Fez, up in the Atlas Mountains, and then, at the base of those mountains, the truly mystical experience that awaits in Marrakech. This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from The Global Spa & Wellness Summit at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
Joining us this week in the “red city” will be wellness industry icon Donald Ardell who talks about the wellness movemnet. We also speak with Paul Price, CEO of Creative Realities, about how the spa and wellness industry (as well as other markets) are adapting and embracing cutting edge technology. And the bigger issue of the brave new world of disruptors in travel and tourism — what jobs and functions will be obsolete in just a few years (think
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Founder of Tiossan Magatte Wade Peter travels to the African country of Morocco, and more specifically Marrakech, bring this Travel Today with Greenberg to you from the 2014 Global & Spa and Wellness Summit. Magatte Wade, CEO and Founder of Tiossan, shares how the products of traditional medicine men from centuries ago inspire her skin care line. It is a knowledge that has been passed down in the oral traditions of Africa and it is helping to increase curiosity around the world about her culture.
Monday, November 10, 2014
I Am That Girl Founder Alexis Jones Peter Greenberg ventures to Marrakech, Morocco to interview guests at the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit. Alexis Jones, Author and Founder of I Am That Girl, discusses how she learned to make smart decisions while traveling alone, such as not drinking alcohol and choosing female-only hostels. She also talks about the rise of the wellness industry in relation to travel and how eye opening hosting the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit has been.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Travel Today - Peninsula Paris This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from all-new The Peninsula Paris, but don’t let “new” fool you—The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which first opened as one of Paris’ most luxurious “grands hotels” in 1908. It’s been a hospital, a military headquarters and the hotel that inspired George Gershwin to write An American in Paris.
The hotel has all the amazing (and expected) Peninsula touches, a great Chinese restaurant, and a real bonus: one of the greatest hotel rooftop bars in the world. From there, you can see every major Paris monument. Impressive by day….spectacular at night. Like my other favorite hotel, the Peninsula in Shanghai, the Paris version does it right.
Joining Peter Greenberg this week are Paul
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Paris Revisited Author Gary Lee Kraut Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you this week from the new Peninsula Paris in France. Gary Lee Kraut, travel writer and author, Paris Revisited: The Guide for the Return Traveler, talks the very worst word in travel and the best place to get a macaroon in Paris. He also chats how Paris is best viewed by foot.
Monday, November 3, 2014
American Library in Paris Programs Manager This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the new Peninsula Paris in France. Grant Rosenberg, programs manager for the American Library in Paris, explains that the French language is not just the language of love and why the American Library in Paris is a cultural center of the city—it houses the largest collection of English books on the entire continent.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Travel Today - Dominica Dominica is known as the “nature island” and boasts amazing ecological wonders, including lush waterfalls, hiking trails, and tropical forests. If you are looking for a Caribbean beach destination, you are not going to find it here. Instead, it’s the island of adventure.
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. We talk to the locals about boats, UNESCO Cultural Sites, and Dominica cooking.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Dominica Alwin Bully tells Peter about some of the UNESCO World Heritages Sites on the island. He also touches on some of the unique things you can find on the island as well as the very important distinction between Dominican Republic and Dominica. All this and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the remote Caribbean Island of Dominica.