On The Go, February 21, 2016

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Best of Ireland Tour- 12 Days from $2,774*

Meet John Hamilton and travel to Ireland with other KGO 810 listeners. John invites you to join him in the spectacular "Emerald Isle." Enjoy a fully escorted tour visiting some of the country's most charming cities. Along the way, be sure to have your camera ready for stunning scenery that will surround you with every turn. Tour departs September 15, 2016. Call YMT Vacations at 1-800-816-1393 to learn more. Please mention promotional code 16031.

On-The-Go Travel Experts for Cruising, Hotels, Resorts and Best AirFares.

Every Sunday morning from 9 - 10 a.m., these three travel experts save On-The-Go listeners money. A lot of money. Each is an expert. Stewart Chiron covers cruising, Bob Diener hotels and resorts and Tom Parsons best airfares.

They offer deals, tips and breaking news that relates to their specialties.

(When making contact by phone or email, mention you're a KGO listener.)

Cruising Expert: Stewart Chiron

Call 1-800-700-3881

E-mail: stewart@cruiseguy.com

#cruiseguy.com

Hotels & Resorts Expert: Bob Diener, President, www.Getaroom.com

*Please note: Deals announced by Bob Diener are not available through the hotels. Phone

1-800-HOTELS-8 (1-800-468-3578) to ask for unpublished rates.

Airfares Expert: Tom Parsons (his website is currently under construction)

Favorite Food Finds

Show # 169 - Aired February 21, 2016

Wine and Food

Anywhere I go, my attention is always drawn to food subjects and choices. Last weekend at the Chronicle Wine Competition at Ft. Mason, I was interested in which

foods were presented as being complimentary to certain wines. One booth caught my eye with this catchy phrase: “Pair Thee Well.” Kudos to Whole Foods for taking great literary license to come up with this way of offering ideas of which foods go best with wines.

Here are the samples that they were handing out. If you are entertaining and looking for ideas of what to serve as hors d’oeuvres with wine, this could be your best guide. Simply put out these four selections, and you have it covered. An antipasto skewer of salami, cheddar cheese and Kalamata olive will go with just about anything.

Parmigiano Reggiano bites on a rustic bakery cracker will accomplish the same task.

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with basil and mozzarella on a slice of sourdough baguette is always popular. And who doesn’t love chocolate? Squares of red velvet organic chocolate by Alter Ego was a definite winner with wine.

So next time you want a quick and easy array of tasty treats to go with any wine selection, try these appetizers and make a happy party.

Barbara Treadwell for “On the Go” with John Hamilton on KGO.

John's Guests:

9:35a.m.: Angela Tsai, Student Judge for the SF Orchid Society's 64th annual Pacific Orchid Exposition, the largest orchid show in the country. The Pacific Orchid Exposition, which is the largest orchid show in the United States, is hosted by the San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS), a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to foster the culture and conservation of orchids and to promote orchid education to its members and the public. The SFOS proudly supports local horticultural conservation efforts, including research and preservation efforts at the Conservatory of Flowers, the U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley and many other orchid conservation groups.

When: February 26-28, 2016

Where: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, Calif.

Fri.& Sat.: 9am-6pm, Sun.: 10am-5pm

General Admission: $14 advance online/$15 at the door,

Seniors (65+): $11 advance online/$12 at the door

3 Day Pass: $25, Children 16 and under are free

Info: Call 650.548.6700 or visit www.orchidsanfranisco.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PacificOrchidExpo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PacOrchidExpo

9:50a.m.: John Golicz, CEO and Founder, The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, part of the largest series of consumer travel shows in the U.S., returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, March 5-6, 2016. The popular trade show connects thousands of more than 100,000 avid travelers with hundreds of world’s top travel providers, who in turn share insider knowledge about top domestic and international destinations, the latest travel tips and exclusive travel deals. John spoke about this year's travel trends, and multi-generational travel. The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show will feature dozens of seminars, chef demos, global entertainment and more than 200 exhibitors from the world’s most sought-after travel destinations, ranging from the Africa to Alaska, China to the Caribbean, and Europe to Fiji. Keynote speakers will include the following:

Samantha Brown, Travel Channel host

Rick Steves, chief executive officer of “Rick Steves’ Europe,” guidebook author, PBS travel host and America's leading authority on European travel

Pauline Frommer, editorial director of the Frommer Guides and publisher of Frommers.com

Doug McConnell, host of “OpenRoad” on NBC Bay Area and former host of the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history. Experts will speak on Travel Tips, Safety While Traveling, Abroad, Multigenerational Travel, Experiential Travel, App-Centered Travel and a host of other topics.

The 2016 SF/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great America Highway, Santa Clara, Calif.) March 5-6. On Saturday, March 5, the show opens at 9:30 a.m. for travel professionals, with general public hours set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, March 6, the show floor is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Single day tickets ($16) and two-day tickets ($25) can be purchased at TravelShows.com/shows/san-francisco-bay-area/. Children 16 and under are admitted free of charge.

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