May 15 2010
Los Cabos is where the warm calm Sea of Cortez meets the cold angry Pacific Ocean. They come together at the famous “El Arco.” Be sure take a glass bottom boat ride out to the arch. You won’t need to pack much either. The temperature year round is 78 degrees. journeyPod was just there in mid-April and it was nearly 90! A bikini/swimsuit, flip flops, and shorts is all you’ll need.
Stay at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar or the Westin Resort & Spa. You won't go wrong either way! For more information on Los Cabos be sure to check out our upcoming Destination Guide this week. For now, take a listen as Jose from the Westin gives journeyPod inside scoop on this amazing destination!
February 12 2010
Famous worldwide as North America’s top ski resort, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski and Snowboard School, snowmobiling (which we absolutely loved), to big time concerts and festivals, the shops and spas, dining, nightlife and accommodations – world class lodging from the high end of luxury to practical affordability, Vail waits to be discovered. Again, and again.
journeyPod stayed at the beautiful Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain along the banks of Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is Vail's only ski-in/ski-out, AAA Four-Diamond Colorado ski resort. Enjoy an amazing dinner at the Atwater on Gore Creek (Check out our Chef’s Corner with Adam Votaw!). After a day on the slopes, let an expert masseuse treat your sore muscles to a deep tissue massage at the Aria Club & Spa!
Let’s listen in on our interview with Chris Romer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Vail Valley Partnership.
Enjoy podsafe artist Bill with their hit “Sound Scientist”.
January 13 2010
Just an hour flight from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, be prepared for the trip of a lifetime to Eleuthera and Harbour Island! Eleuthera, home to Lenny Kravitz, is considered one of Bahamas 'Out Islands' but is definitely the place for the "in crowd" looking for seclusion and romance! Other famous faces spotted in Eleuthera include Julia Roberts, Jennifer Anniston, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, John Mayer and many more!
journeyPod enjoyed making fresh Conch Salad at Queen Conch, snorkeling around the coast and taking an overnight trip to Harbour Island. In Harbour Island we stayed at the luxurious Romora Bay Club & Resort and enjoyed an amazing cuisine by Chef Matthew Ona at VUE (make sure to check out our Chef's Corner article).
In Eleuthera, we fell in love with The Cove Eleuthera - what a fantastic property! Described by guests as "a calming flow of island elegant living & world class service," the Cove boasts 22 newly renovated rooms and deluxe suites, a wonderful chef by the name of Manuel Perez and a warm and welcoming staff! Listen in on our interview with Managing Director, Kirk Aulin.
Enjoy podcafe artist Douglas Kay with his hit "How can I be sure".
December 14 2009
There are a total of nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe, each uniquely located on the outskirts of gorgeous Metropolitan cities including: London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Dublin.
Each of the nine open-air Villages boasts anywhere from 55-120 designer outlets and provides a rich ambiance that reflects the flavor and culture of the respective location; this includes everything from the architecture to the cuisine. It's no wonder these shopping destinations are recognized among many of today’s jet-setters, fashionistas, and celebrities! Recent celebs that have been spotted include Mick Jagger, Victoria Beckham, Jude Law and Liz Hurley.
Listen in to our interview with Desirée Bollier and find out more about luxury designer outlet shopping, like Gucci and Diane Von Furstenberg. Bollier will also share some of the luxury secrets that make Chic Outlets so unique - personal shoppers, Valet Boy to carry your bags, a VIP lounge and even translators!
For our full shopping guide, click here!
Enjoy podcast artist Bill and his hit "Sound Scientist".
November 25 2009
We've got Jacqueline Gifford, Features Editor for OK! Magazine on our exciting celebrity travel show! Jackie chats with us about star-studded destinations like St. Lucia, Thailand, Rome, Paris, DC and New York City. Find out where city girls Uma Thurman, Anne Hathaway and Sex in the City's own Sarah Jessica Parker head for a cocktail in NYC.
Jackie shares exciting places to get married like the Ashford Castle in Ireland, where Pierce Brosnan got hitched, as well as the Park Hyatt Paris, where Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's wedding guests stayed.
You'll hear what strange things Leonardo DiCaprio & Drew Barrymore request when staying at a hotel as well as some of the places Oprah, the Beckhams, Pitts and the Basketts like to frequent.
Keep an eye out for OK! Magazine's upcoming issues featuring celebrity projects abroad, top ski destinations, Bora Bora, Bahamas & Rio.
Stay tuned for more celebrity travel updates from Jackie! Visit OK! Magazine Online for the truth and inside scoop about celebrities!
Enjoy podsafe band Buddahead with their hit "When I fall".
November 16 2009
Palau is one of the most magical places on earth! With over 1,387 species of fish 52 marine lakes and some of the World's most breathtaking coral ~ it's easy to see why tourists and locals tend to spend most of their time exploring the underwaters of Palau!
Fish 'n Fins is the oldest, leading dive center in Palau. Owned an operated by Tova & Navot Bornovski, guests enjoy scuba diving trips on their liveaboard, snorkeling, kayaking, land tours, fishing trips, Rock Island tours and much more!
Listen in on our interview with Tova Harel-Bornovski and make sure to check out our Chef's Corner interview with this woman of many talents!
For more information about Palau and info on booking your flight with Continental Micronesia, make sure to visit the Palau Visitors Authority today!
Enjoy podsafe artist Amy Ayres with her hit "My Place".
November 11 2009
Listen in as we go backstage at Hawaii's hottest new show called Cirque Polynesia. This attraction has a little bit of local Hawaiian music and dance meshed with world class acrobats and illusionists. It's at the Hyatt on Maui and will have you at the edge of your seat as the performers amaze you from start to finish. They have the top balancer in the world and the famous Wallenda Family with their death-defying high-wire act 40 feet above your head.
We loved the top notch stunts and showmanship of the cast. No surprise as the producer has been around shows since he was a little boy. We catch up with Tuffy Nicholas who shares some great stories about his dad who was a ringmaster with Ringling Brothers and his mom who was a bear trainer!
So if you are looking for things to do in Maui, Hawaii, then stop by the Hyatt Regency and see Cirque Polynesia.
November 7 2009
journeyPod explores the Cayman Islands and some of their many pristine beaches. We uncover some top diving and snorkeling spots including North Wall and Stingray City. We chill out at the famous Rum Point with its unspoiled scenery and water sports.
journeyPod gets up close and personal with rare Blue Iguanas. Finally we hear from a Caribbean expert about the lesser known Little Cayman which provides for a real escape and amazing diving. journeyPod has you covered with vacation information and travel tips about the Cayman Islands including Grand Cayman Island.
September 29 2009
Just 2 hours away from Guam, Continental Micronesia takes you to the Jewel of the Pacific - Palau! Divers and snorkelers have found their nirvana at such sites as Blue Corner, the German Channel, Shark City & Jellyfish Lake. Get covered in volcanic mud at the popular Milky Way cove, hike down to the Ngardmau Waterfall, swim with Dolphins at Dolphin Pacific, or explore the history of Palau by visiting stone monoliths, a traditional Bai meeting house, Palau's National Capital, Belau National Museum and the Etpison Museum. Other fun things to do include a daytrip to Carp Island, exploring the Rock Islands and going on a Jungle River Cruise.
Stay at the luxurious Palau Pacific Resort (check out our interview with Chef Alex Suzuki at the resort), Landmark Marina Resort, Airai Water Paradise Hotel, M&A Riverside Beach Bungalows or the North Beach Cottages.
Celebrities who have visited this magnificent island include Paul Allen, Laurence Fishburne, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich.
Listen in on our interview with Managing Director, Darin de Leon, for the Palau Visitor's Authority.
Stay tuned for a full roundup article highlighting hotels, resorts, attractions and dining in Palau!
Enjoy podsafe artist Douglas Kay with his hit "How can I be sure?"
September 18 2009
If you want to get a feel for ancient Hawaii and its heritage, customs and culture, then stop by Kalaekilohana B & B near South Point and Volcancoes National Park. You can get a Lomi Lomi massage from a local expert. You can learn how to make a lei. You can try your hand at weaving and work with Hawaiian tools.
You might even catch a Hulu workshop. This place is very much in touch with Hawaii's past. You can also sample some local coffee that has won awards around the globe.
Check their website for info on the Southern Most Point in the US.
Visit the BigIsland.org for great ideas on things to do around the island.
Photo credit flickr user jsgottwald