Travel Today: Aulani Disney Resort & Spa - Ko Olina, Hawaii Hawaii, the most recent state to join the union, has a culture different from the mainland. After being added to the United States in 1959, the series of islands has their own culture, climate, and language. This week, Peter Greenberg is traveling to Oahu to hear how a Disney resort has impacted the island. The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, has a lot to offer, including a bar where all the bartenders are required to speak native Hawaiian.
We speak with Andrew Doughty, author of the Hawaii Revealed Guidebooks, who shares his favorite spots on the island of Oahu—as well as some things visitors might want to avoid. But don’t forget about the Disney magic! Kahulu Desantos, Aulani’s cultural advisor, explains how the resort has added touches of the expected Disney flair while remain
Kahulu De Santos, Aulani’s Cultural Expert Peter Greenberg travels to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa to interview Hawaiian locals and national news guests. Kahulu De Santos, Aulani’s cultural expert, explains how Disney has infused Hawaiian culture and the importance of the connection to the land. She also gives a quick history lesson of the island’s royalty.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Travel Today: Hotel Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower - Paris, France Just steps away from the Eiffel Tower, the Hotel Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower has a prime location. Located within view of one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the newly renovated hotel offers easy access to many of the most notable parts of the French city. Joining us this week in Paris is the Chairman and CEO of Air France, Alexandre de Juniac, who discusses the airline’s business class and its vast improvements (including lay-flat seats and a new menu). Then we talk with Bruno Matheu, the Chief Officer of Long Haul Passenger Activity, who talks about the best flight routes that you would not expect.
Then, joining us at the hotel is Andrew Wigger, a Californian chef who recently moved to Paris to help the Frame restaurant develop its signature French-Californian infusion cuisi
Executive Chef of Frame Restaurant Andrew Wigger Andrew Wigger, executive chef of Frame restaurant, digs into the California influences at the Hotel Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower’s restaurant and how their garden makes them farm-to-table. Then he talks about the surprise on the roof (bees!), and how they use the honey in the restaurant and as gifts.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Travel Today: Green County Cheese Days - Monroe, Wisconsin Just about an hour south of Wisconsin’s state capital of Madison, you’ll find Monroe. This small town might not look like much to the casual observer, but it is home to hundreds of cheeses and the most master cheesemakers in Wisconsin. This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Green County Cheese Days 100th Anniversary celebration. Normally populated with just over 10,000 people, Monroe will host over 100,000 visitors for this year’s festivities.
Stephanie Klett, the official Limburger Queen, sits down with us to talk about the “king of stinky cheeses.” Later, Master Cheesemaker, Jim Demeter, dives into the process of making cheese. As a fourth generation cheesemaker, he's been making cheese sine he was 14! All this and more on this week's episode of T
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Producer of the Public Television Series "Wisconsin Foodie" Arthur Ircink Peter Greenberg is joined by Arthur Ircink, producer of the public television series Wisconsin Foodie, who discusses the American Cheese Society and how Wisconsin wins more awards than any other state in the country. He also talks about what cheeses Wisconsin is sharing with the world and what cheese are so good they are considering keeping them under wraps.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Master Cheese Maker Jim Demeter Jim Demeter, Master Cheesemaker, dives into the process of making cheese. As a fourth generation cheesemaker, he’s been making cheese since he was 14. He dicusses his work with Klondike Cheeses and how one of his latest ventures has been working with adding different spices to cheese. And you'll be surprised to find out which cheese Demeter admits to being the hardest that he's produced so far. All this and more on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Travel Today: Hôtel Vernet - Paris, France Located just a few blocks from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the historic Hôtel Vernet recently underwent an intense renovation to help bring modern amenities to its guests. The focus was on maintaining the hotel’s iconic Parisian features while still providing contemporary touches. The building, from the post Hausmann era, dates back to 1913. This week, we’ll talk to local editor and Paris expert Natasha Edwards about the hotel’s architecture and its defining feature, a glass ceiling in the restaurant created by the famed Gustave Eiffel.
This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, Peter sits down with Jane Adamik, Mistress of the Lido Ballet, who discusses the history of the Lido and how she became a Bluebell girl herself. Then, those looking for an unusual experience on the
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Travel Today: Sundara Inn & Spa - Wisconsin Dells, WI The Wisconsin Dells has long been the summer vacation destination for many in the Midwest. The Dells are the “Water Park Capital of the World,” but there’s a lot more to the Dells, including a rich Native American history.
There are more than 90 attractions in the Dells that range from adventurous activities like zip lining, scenic boat tours, and of course, water parks. But an interesting fact about this area is that most of the attractions were started by families who have been here for generations.
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Sundara Inn & Spa, where nature meets relaxation. Sundara is a bit of an oasis in the midst of the the hectic waterpark destination, with many visitors saying stress relief is the number one reason for visiting the spa.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Director of Circus World: Scott O'Donnell Scott O’Donnell, Director of Circus World, talks to Peter about the history of the circus and its connection with Ringling Bros. They also quip about the last time they met, including a story about someone getting a pie in the face!
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sundara Inn & Spa General Manager: Rick Duarte Rick Duarte, Spa Manager at Sundara Inn & Spa, talks about some of the latest trends in spas coming out of a recent trip from India. He also discusses how Sundara is unexpected in the Dells and is the leader for “grown-up visitation” to the area.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Travel Today - Cannery Row, Monterey California Located on Cannery Row, the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories and the setting of two John Steinbeck novels, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is part of an area steeped in local history and local activity. It’s located just a few blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, snorkeling, sailing, and whale watching.
Until the 1950s, there was an abundant sardine fishing and canning industry, but overfishing led to the decline of the fishing industry. More than a prime fishing location, Cannery Row was also a haven for artists and authors. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row.
Concentrated efforts in the last 30 years to care for Monterey Bay have helped r
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
CEO of Cannery Row Company Ted Balestreri Peter Greenberg travels to the Northern California city of Monterey and more specifically the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to interview locals at Cannery Row. Greenberg chats with Ted Balestreri, CEO of Cannery Row Company and local since 1956, who describes what Monterey changes he loves and those he doesn’t, and explains why he calls Monterey the “language capital of the world.”