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Interviews, reviews, features and news you can use from the Travel, Writers Radio Show, featuring the Professional Association of Lifestyle and Travel Writers - our international network of food, lifestyle and travel journalists and broadcasters. Now heard live every Wednesday from 5 pm t0 7 pm (AEST)on Melbourne's J-AIR 87.8 FM, on the Net at www.j-air.com and on SoundCloud. Contact us: info@travelwritersradio.com
 
Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.
 
Mike Keenan's website, "What Travel Writers Say," features close to 1,000 travel articles by 124 travel writers. He is a member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) and has been published in every major newspaper across Canada. With hundreds of reviews, pictures and "helpful votes," he has earned Trip Advisor's "Top Contributor Badge" and is considered an "Expert" in both Hotel and Restaurant reviews. Mike posts photos to Pinterest where he has a following of 4.7 thousand viewers (an ...
 
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“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”—Michael Jordan Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry talks with Great Escape Photographer, Bonnie Caton. Bonnie returns to the show this week to build on her last show where she talked about setting goals. You can listen to that episode here first if you missed it. Jody shares his thoughts on goal-setting… ...…
 
Lisa Niver worked for seven years on board Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Renaissance Cruises and now she’s a travel journalist who has been to 101 countries and writes for a range of media from Los Angeles. But what particularly caught our attention when she got in touch was her project to do 50 scary and challenging things before her 5 ...…
 
Rita Erlich has been in Italy, trying to avoid the queues at the big museums. She’s been in Bologna and Ferrara, in the central region of Emilia Romagna, and has found three museums in those cities that did just what she likes a good museum to do – tell her something she didn’t know. Photo: Rita Erlich - The national jewish museum in Ferrara.…
 
For an India tiger safari, reporter Kristin Henning suggests a visit to Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India. Heavily forested, this central India state offers relatively clean air, wonderful cuisine based on locally grown produce, and close-up opportunities to meet local people and appreciate their crafts and daily routines. With luck–and some ...…
 
One of our most popular segments on Travel Writers Radio is our regular commentator on everything to do with wine, Tyson Stelzer. This time he is here with tips on the best wine regions and winemakers for Australians to visit on their overseas travels. He is speaking with Graeme Kemlo.
 
Glamping is the new way to camp it seems. So I was interested to hear that the Tasmanian government has approved a new architect-designed tent, known as a puffer pod to be erected on a semi-permanent basis on The Overland Track and one in The Walls of Jerusalem National Park. To find out more about this experience Graeme Kemlo spoke today to Su ...…
 
Chefs from Melbourne’s top restaurants regularly source their meats from the aptly named Meatsmith, the specialty butchers’ in Fitzroy and St Kilda, which is operated by butcher Troy Wheeler and business partner Andrew McConnell, who is the name behind several well-known inner-city restaurants. Reporter Veronica Matheson dropped by Meatsmith to ...…
 
Recently the Canadians came to town for their biannual Canada Corroboree, in which their tourist sector meets travel agents and media to tell us all about what is on offer across their country. This year a First Nations Princess from the Blackfoot tribe of Alberta was among the Canadian presenters. Astokomii Snith, whose first name means Voice ...…
 
“Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.”—Bo Jackson Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry talks with Great Escape Photographer, Bonnie Caton. Good things have been happening for Bonnie. She moved from her home in Portland and bought a new home in Bend, Oregon. New environs bring new opportunities for photographers like Bonnie. ...…
 
Would you like to know how you can create a $5000 nest egg for travel every year without quitting your job or taking on a second job. Graeme Kemlo speaks with Danielle Farideh a 34-year old ICU nurse from Nashville Tennessee about some simple methods she uses that allow her to travel a number of times a year.…
 
Matthew Flinders was the first man to circumnavigate, map and name Australia. His remains were recently found under London’s Euston railway station and yaching writer and author Rob Mundle says Flinders has not received the recognition he deserves – even though he has a railway station and street, plus a town, a university, and some mountain ra ...…
 
The Holmes children, have been described by Forbes magazine as the world’s most travelled children – by the age of nine and seven they had visited 67 countries. For a five year period, with their mother Erin, they were world nomads. Now they areliving in Melbourne where Graeme Kemlo spoke to Erin Holmes, Mia and Caius today.…
 
We usually present all the latest travel news, but for a change this week we will instead focus on one recent travel news item and try to put some context around it. This week Graeme Kemlo and Veronica Matheson look at the future of long haul air travel. Image : Boeing 777 assembly
 
: Tom Bartel, who is the husband of Kristin Henning and half of this reporting team, of global nomads, recently took on a volunteer tourism trip to Malawi, one of the world’s poorest nation. But Tom says they were welcomed warmly, fed well and enjoyed giving back through their Citizen Science research program. Photo: Tom Bartel, Malawi…
 
Costa Nikias is head brewer at La Sirene, a boutique brewery in the inner Melbourne suburb of Alphington, that specialises in French and Belgian style farmhouse beers that have been brewed in Europe since the 1500s. Originally a winemaker in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, Costa is now known internationally and travels regularly to ...…
 
One of Melbourne’s best-known food writers, PALAT member Rita Erlich has taken a particular interest in Melbourne’s upcoming Formula One Grand Prix and you can bet it is not about the different tyre compounds or the fuel management strategy to race the car until it is almost empty, but not quite. No Rita is much more interested in the hospitali ...…
 
“That the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.”—Ray Bradbury Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen share some of the advantages of attending a live event. In recent podcasts, Jody has spoken with Tracey Minkin, Travel Editor for Coastal Living magazine. ...…
 
Where the rainforest meets the reef in Tropical North Queensland there’s a secluded resort where timber bungalows nestle into the rainforest beside the Coral Sea. Graeme Kemlo has visited the Thala Beach Nature Reserve which offers a unique experience on a 58 hectare rainforest headland, about 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Graeme Kemlo, rec ...…
 
Melbourne is bouncing from strength to strength – it has just achieved a record year for business events as the city continues to further increase its hotel capacity. Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, Karen Bolinger says the MCB delivered “a record-breaking $396 million contribution into the Victorian visitor economy. Graeme Kemlo spoke to her.…
 
Our US Correspondent Michelle Winner recently met up with Douglas MacKenzie, Director of Media Relations for Visit Phoenix, at a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. She asked him about what was coming up on the calendar, and what a traveller could experience in Phoenix; truly a city that has re-invented itself to become a popular destination.…
 
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Our PALAT member Rita Erlich was recently in Western Australia’s famous winegrowing region Margaret River. But it was not always known for grape growing,. It started out as a timber region, then it was subdivided into dairy farms which largely failed, but now it produces premium chardonnay. Rita spoke to Karen Karri-Davies of Cape Grace winery ...…
 
Many of our listeners would be familiar with the name Yotam Ottolenghi and the surge of interest in the cuisine of this Israeli chef. Adelaide team member, Dianne Mattsson speaks with Nadine Silverberg, co-owner of Scoffed Cooking school which has gained quite a reputation in Adelaide since opening three years ago. It will be part of Tasting Au ...…
 
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”—Bob Marley Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings award-winning photographer and videographer, Joe Sindorf back to the program this week. You can listen to last week’s episode with Joe here. Jody shares a recent travel experience… “I was in Orlando recently visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom ...…
 
It is a great pleasure to welcome back to the show, PALAT member and former News Editor here atTravel Writers Radio, Kirstie Bedford, who currently has a great job at Editor of Luxury Escapes, the Melbourne- based magazine that features affordable global Travel destinations and experiences. Kirstie will be on our show on a semi-regular basis sp ...…
 
All the latest travel news you can use from Travel Writers Radio, produced my members of PALAT - the Professional Association of Lifestyle and Travel Writers
 
Silver Muse, the luxury new flagship of Silversea Cruises, is making her maiden voyage to Australasian waters this summer, and home porting in Sydney for cruises to New Zealand. On board Silver Muse, reporter Veronica Matheson chatted to Adam Armstrong, the Australasian Managing Director of Silversea, about the cruise line’s plans to have more ...…
 
Graeme and Rita discuss the festive season and Rita's unique \not New Year Party which is held weeks after the hectic Christmas/New Year celebrations. This year she had 34 guests for a luncheon and all the invitees knew at least one other person at the event...maybe this idea will catch on.
 
PALAT member and food writer and author Rita Erlich was recently in Western Australia where she visited the famous Leeuwin Estate at Margaret River wine region. There she spoke with Stepan Libricky who runs the hosopitality side of the family owned winemaker which includes a highly regarded restaurant, function space, Art collection and popular ...…
 
“When we meet another person and experience the life they live as a local, it changes us.”—Joe Sindorf Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings us a returning guest, award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Joe Sindorf. If there’s anyone who exemplifies living an exciting life, it’s Joe. At the time of the podcast recording, Joe is in the ...…
 
Nando Focareta, who, with partner Peppe Fusco, took over the locally famous Ambra Liqueurs when its founder, Libero De Luca retired at the age of 80 five years ago. The company now makes many forms of liqueurs, spritz and cocktail drinks based on the traditional Italian limoncello. The liqueurs are made on site in Thebarton, from all South Aust ...…
 
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”— Louis L’Amour Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings us a returning guest, Noreen Kompanik. You can find Noreen’s last interview with Jody here. Noreen attended the Ultimate Travel Writers Workshop in San Diego four years ago and has been travel writi ...…
 
It’s apparent why Bali has remained one of the world’s tourist hotspots for decades. It’s got the sun, ocean, culture and some of the friendliest people on earth. But there’s another big attraction which has grown in recent years and that’s the food scene. If you weren’t aware, there’s an encyclopaedic effort to document what’s on offer in Bali ...…
 
“The most important sentence in any article is the first one.” –William Zinsser Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings us another segment from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. This week we’ll hear from Tracey Minkin again. Tracey is the Travel Editor for Coastal Living magazine. You can listen to last week’s episode ...…
 
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” –Anton Cheklov Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings us another segment from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas. You can listen to last week’s here. This week we’ll hear from Tracey Minkin, Travel Editor for Coastal Living magazine. Tracey starts by asking qu ...…
 
The Japanese restaurant Ishizuka has barely been opened a year in Melbourne’s Bourke Street, but has already won two hats in the recent Good Food Guide for 2019. Reporter Veronica Matheson talked to the restaurant’s manager Michelle Wu about Ishizuka and how diners need to arrive early to find its hard to find location in the heart of the city.…
 
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”— John Heywood Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry brings us the first in a series of episodes highlighting segments from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, Texas On this episode, you’ll hear from Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen as she delivers the ...…
 
A popular destination for Australians is California, but we wonder how many of you get out of Los Angeles, San Francisco or need something beyond Disneyland for mental stimulation…well Graeme has the answer – Yosemite National Park, the jewel in the crown of the great American National Parks as he speaks with Yosemite PR and Sales Director, The ...…
 
To Scott Gooding, a keto diet deliveryour daily calories mostly from fats, a few from proteins, but very few from carbohydrates. He says this change makes you an efficient fat-burning machine. The book is a follo-up to his popular Keto diet book,. but Graeme Kemlo asks whether Keto is another fad or a lifestyle change.…
 
“Taking action attracts people and attracts opportunities.” –Jody Maberry Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry talks with Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen about the great things that can happen when you put yourself out there. It’s the life of a travel writer… or in Jody’s case, a podcaster. Jody shares a recent experience... “I wa ...…
 
Members of the team at PALAT - The Professional Association of Lifestyle and Travel Writers - in studio in Melbourne for the final show for 2018, send Seasons Greetings and thank yous to our listeners around Australia and across the world. They outline some travel plans for 2019 that promise more interesting stories of lifestyle experiencesand ...…
 
One of our US-based correspondents is Amelia Old, a mother of two who just recently undertook the rather arduous adventure to trek with husgand Tim walk to the Mt Everest basecam in the Himalayas. Sufferiong aititude sickness, she persevered to reach the basecamp about 17,000 feet above sea level before she was evacuated by helicopter. But all ...…
 
Cuba is probably more known as a mysterious travel destination rather than a luxury one. But that's apparently changing, and Cuban travel companies have their eye on the Australian market. For the first time, Cuba was represented at Australia's annual luxury travel showcase Luxperience this year. Adelaine Ng asked exhibitor Senses of Cuba's Gen ...…
 
Solomon Islands is just three hours flying time from Brisbane – an unspoiled, undiscovered paradise comprising 992 islands, all relatively untouched by the influences of the modern world. Only 24-thousand international travellers visit the Solomons each year …mostly scuba divers, surfers and WW2 military history buffs. But the destination is fa ...…
 
All the travel news you can use produced and proesented by members of PALAT, The Professional Association of Lifestyle and Travel Writers, for Travel Writers Radio.
 
During our final show for 2018 a number of PALAT members from Melbourne were in studio and the talk turned to interesting food experiences as Rita Erlich, Adelaine Ng, Sue Ahearn and Graeme Kemlo shared some moments on their culinary travels, both near and far, sustainable or not, some fabulous, another under-whelming. Enjoy and we'll be back w ...…
 
Delhi tourist guide Sanjeev Kumar takes tourists around his northern Indian city and offers them a chance to cook and eat at the home of a local family to get a real feel for the country they are visiting. Reporter Veronica Matheson talked to Sanjeev about Indian food and travellers fear of getting Delhi Belly when visiting the sub-Continent.…
 
Our PALAT member Melinda Hammond says she is looking forward to endless days of summer in South East Queensland over the next little while - looming cyclonic rain notwithstanding. One place to enjoy cocktail experiences, fine dining degustation and powerhouse tunes is the Redcliffe Peninsula’s Oaks Mon Komo Hotel, winner of the Queensland Hotel ...…
 
If there was a TV program that showcased the extraordinary cultural diversity of Australia’s food scene, it would be Food Safari on the SBS network. Presented by Maeve O’Meara, the latest series took viewers through a journey exploring food from migrant cultures through themes of earth, fire and water. Adelaine Ng spoke with Maeve about the ser ...…
 
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”—Graham Greene, Ways of Escape Great Escape Radio Host, Jody Maberry brings Melissa Broughton back to the show to talk about writing a memoi ...…
 
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