Wednesday, December 10, 2014
- Travel Today - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, we head to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Peter checks out everything from jazz in the downtown corridor to the shrimp boat feasts on the docks of the Calibogue sound, and, of course…golf. Joining Peter this week is Bob Masteller, owner of The Jazz Corner complete with an in-studio trumpet serenade; Mayor John Lockhart talks about the constant struggle between his commitment to the environment and further development of the island. Author Olivia Stiffler shares her love of the island through her poetry. And then there’s real local: a talk with Chef David Young about his favorite South Carolina recipes, along with his signature homemade corn bread. Also joining us is lifelong Hilton Head Resident Emory Campbell, chair Emeritus
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- Costal Discovery Museum Chief Executive Officer
Rex Garniewicz, Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Discovery Museum, shares his knowledge of the rich coastal environment in Hilton Head from turtle conservation to the protected wildlife on the island. You can also learn how to volunteer at the Costal Discovery Museum and help endangered sea turtles by checking out this week's voluntourism: http://petergreenberg.com/2014/12/03/voluntourism-help-save-endangered-sea-turtles/
Monday, December 8, 2014
- Hilton Head, South Carolina Mayor Laughlin
This episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Mayor Drew Laughlin of Hilton Head Island discusses the renaissance happening on the island with changes from cultural experiences to new restaurants and music venues.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
- Travel Today - The Principality of Monaco
This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg our podcast comes to you from the second smallest country in the world…Monaco! The Principality of Monaco is only 1.95 square kilometers or 0.75 square miles. Ruled by the Grimaldi family since 1297, it wasn’t declared a sovereign nation until 1861. Before then, the land had been passed back and forth between controlled Genoa, France, and Sardinia. Although considered its own entity, the principality is defended by France. On this week’s show we are joined by former Olympic athlete Kory Tarpening. He has stories to share about leaving the United States and starting his own business in Monaco. We are also joined by Jonathan Mace, Program Director at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, who talks about why sharks are misunderstood creatu
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
- President of the World Olympians Association Joel Bouzou
Joel Bouzou, President and Founder of “Peace and Sport, L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport” and the President of the World Olympians Association, speaks about using sports as a way to bring peace between countries or at least open a dialogue between them. He explains how he brought teams from South and North Korea together to play table tennis. All this and more when this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco.
Monday, December 1, 2014
- Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo Violinist
On this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, we're coming to you from the Principality of Monaco. In this interview Peter talks with Camille Ameriguian-Musco, United States expat and violinist at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and an Armenian-American. Camille explains what brought her from Detroit to Monaco. Originally, she thought she’d come get experience and then move back…now she’s been living in Monaco for 33 years. Listen to the full interview for more!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
- 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.