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ZorkCast - Vegas Podcast powered by TravelZork - A chat about Vegas, casinos, gambling, and luxury travel with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are significant areas of conversation and exploration. Get your weekly dose.
 
Do you love travel? Are you always searching for the absolute best experiences? Join us each week for an insightful chat with some of luxury travel’s most iconic people. We’ll interview travel experts like Robert Bowe who has been part of the guest experience at Ashford Castle for 33 years; Jamie Gaymer, the lead conservation manager at an ultra-luxe safari lodge; or the Owners and General Managers of some of the world’s top hotels like Amangiri, Canaves Oia, and Zannier Hotels. You’ll leave ...
 
Do you love having insider information when you travel - knowing the hidden gems and most authentic hotels? Do you love splurging on over the top experiences when they are absolutely worth it? When you go places do you enjoy staying active and exploring beyond the tourist areas? Do you believe amazing experiences are more valuable than buying another thing? Then you are in the right place. Join me each week for a rich conversation with one of my favorite travel experts from around the world. ...
 
Lou is currently Host of "Lou in the Morning" a guest driven radio talk show on WPFl.105.1 FM. Bruce Oliver talks about his trip to Cuba and how the average person can travel legally to Cuba during this broadcast. Cuba Bound on a "People to People" cruise from the United States. During my first trip to Cuba I'll be traveling to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba and the surrounding areas from July 23-31, 2016. During this licensed cruise itinerary I'll interact with the mu ...
 
Are you searching for the best food around the world? Do you love traveling and drinking fabulous wine? Are you looking for travel recommendations you can trust? Join Amber & Eric as they explore the world in search of Adventures in Food, Wine & Luxury Travel.
 
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Join Richard and me as we talk about what it takes to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Knowing what to expect is a key component of a successful summit. We share all the important big and small details so you know what you are signing up for. Safety standards, appropriate outfitting, and highly skilled guides are an absolute must for yo…
 
This week we’re exploring the most remote corners of the world. In Antarctica - heading deep into the continent to uncover the South Pole. In the Pacific - diving the depths of the Mariana Trench, and in the tropics - visiting uninhabited islands that few people have ever stepped foot on. All this and more can be had with the advent of Expedition Y…
 
Welcome back to the ZorkCast with Michael and Steve. We do some armchair traveling in this episode as Michael takes us along on his recent trip to Las Vegas! He talks us through the entire trip from top to bottom: his airline choice, where he stayed, and what Michael did while he was there. His principal purpose on this particular trip was to check…
 
Join Sandra and me as we talk about visiting Botswana, one of the most exclusive and expensive safari destinations. The Okavango Delta is bursting with wildlife which changes with the seasons as the plains flood. You may see a lion giving birth near your room, elephants walking right in front of your plunge pool, or the second largest zebra migrati…
 
Today… we’re going skiing! And not just in Colorado, or Utah, or California - but all over the world from Chile, to Japan, to Italy and France. Our guests today are the brother and sister team, Rick Reichsfeld and Richelle Blanken. The duo grew up skiing competitively, both raced in college, and then Richelle even raced professionally. When Richell…
 
Join Lylie and me as we talk about how to begin thinking of planning your first safari. We then dive into South Africa and the incredible wildlife you will see on your journey. We also talk about the most luxurious lodges and how they compare. Although safaris are a lot about seeing wildlife, we’ll also touch on the many other experiences you can h…
 
I’m so excited today to be speaking with travel lover and true renaissance man - Bill Bensley. If you haven’t heard of Bill, you’ve CERTAINLY heard of some of the hotels he’s designed. World renowned projects like Capella Ubud, Four Seasons Tented Camp, Shinta Mani and more. Before any of these were notable on the world’s stage, before any of them …
 
Welcome back for another jampacked episode of ZorkCast, presented by TravelZork. In this episode, we talk to 77WABC Radio talk show host Frank Morano about everything he loves about Atlantic City! From a little bit about his popular radio show to Frank’s experiences in Atlantic city as a young boy, this episode has it all! Hear how Atlantic City ha…
 
Join Jim and me as we talk about combining golfing with culture and being active in Ireland. Of course, we talk about the best golf courses, including Hogs Head, Waterville, and Lahinch. Then we go beyond the course and explore the pubs, restaurants, and cultural activities. We share our favorite castles to stay in including Ballyfin, Adare, Gregan…
 
We’re taking you on a journey today to the inspirational country of Rwanda. While not often first on the list of most travelers, those who make it here are absolutely captivated by the people, who have rebuilt their lives and their country so authentically. After a warm welcome, visitors to this nook of Africa will then be further blown away by lik…
 
Join Tomas and me as we talk about the bucket-list destination of the Maldives. There are over 1000 islands and 140+ resorts. We talk about the best ones, including Six Senses, Soneva, Joali, Waldorf Astoria, and One and Only. We share how they are different and help you figure out which is best for you. Tomas shares his favorite restaurants, from …
 
Today we find ourselves strolling along the coastlines of Taormina, the historical walkways of Palermo, and in the shadow of the gorgeous Mt. Etna. I’m so excited to be chatting with my friend, Barbara Iaccarino to dive into the fascinating island of Sicily. Any mention of Sicily conjures up mafiosos eating cannoli and stunning coastal vistas - but…
 
Welcome to another episode of ZorkCast, presented by TravelZork. Tune in to hear all about Resorts World Las Vegas, the first integrated resort built on the Las Vegas strip in over a decade. You’ll hear all about its epic features, designed for you never to leave, with three hotels sitting within the resort and plenty of details built in to make yo…
 
Join Sarah and me as we talk about Chile, an amazing destination to explore, immerse yourself in the culture, enjoy incredible food and taste delicious Chilean wines. Visiting Chile gives you access to wild and remote places like Patagonia, Atacama, Chiloe, and Easter Island, where you can hike, bike, white water raft, fish, and surf. The capital o…
 
I’m so excited today to be chatting with the CEO of a place that is near and dear to my heart, Canyon Ranch. Canyon Ranch is a pioneer in the wellness industry, a place where you can get away from the stress of everyday life and focus on what is most important. That focus is different for everyone who visits the ranch - whether you need a mental br…
 
Join Val and me as we talk about why the T&C are such a popular destination. We’ll share our favorite beach restaurants and fine dining. We’ll tell you all about the amazing adventures you can have above and below the water. And we’ll dive into hotels like the new Ritz Carlton, Amanyara, Shore Club, and Wymara. Visit truvaytravel.com/26 for a video…
 
There has been a shake-up in Vegas recently. For a whopping $5.65 billion, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (or Cosmo, as we affectionately refer to it) has been sold by Blackstone to MGM Resorts. Today, we are using this platform to share our thoughts on the changes that will be taking place over the coming months as a result of the sale. By our asse…
 
Today we’re soaking up some island vibes in the British Virgin Islands. So, imagine yourself on the island of Virgin Gorda, with swaying palm trees in the background, a pain killer drink in hand, and some of the most stunning views in the Caribbean. Now open your eyes and you’ll find yourself at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Dig a little deeper and …
 
Spain is a country near and dear to my heart, as I lived there for a year on our family sabbatical with my teens. Join Nigel and me as we talk about traveling to Spain and share active, culinary, and cultural highlights. We’ll share our favorite hotels, including Puente Romano, Belmond La Residencia, and the new Four Seasons Madrid. And we’ll tell …
 
I’m so thrilled today to be speaking with travel Guru, Wendy Perrin. When I first met Wendy, I was totally fan-girling, and was even more surprised when I asked her to come on the show and she enthusiastically and quickly said.. Yes! I’ve since found that this enthusiasm defines Wendy. From her desire to help promote travel, to excitement about lea…
 
Join Santiago and me as we talk about traveling to Ecuador. This is a country that is made for families. There are awe-inspiring wildlife encounters, colorful culture, and active adventures. There are also incredible luxury accommodations like Pikai Lodge and Mashpi Lodge. Often people wonder if they should see the Galapagos by boat or stay on land…
 
Today we’re visiting the most bio geographically diverse country in the European Union to explore dazzling waterfalls, UNESCO protected medieval villages, snow capped mountains, and sandy black sea beaches. But you may have never heard of these treasures as they are all hidden in plain sight, behind the large as life myth of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. …
 
Join Rishi and me as we talk about the awe-inspiring country of Bhutan. Bhutan is well known for having a gross national happiness index and you sense that when you are there. We touch on active adventures, including river rafting into India, horseback riding, and hiking to Tiger’s Nest. And we’ll talk about peaceful pursuits like yoga, a private m…
 
This week Steve and Michael reflect on the exciting news that after 18 months, British folks will finally be able to visit Vegas once more! We discuss the sudden nature of the news and how the shock of it resembles the shock that comes with an unexpectedly positive gambling outcome. Steve gets into the plans he had to visit Caesars Windsor and some…
 
Today you’ll come face to face with a polar bear, see a herd of twenty elephants passing by your picnic setup, and hear the wings flap of 500,000 monarch butterflies. The topic of today’s show is nature travel, and my guest is Ben Bressler, Founder and CEO of Natural Habitat Adventures - a company that achieves their mission of conservation through…
 
Join Karen and me as we talk about Turkey and the incredible adventures you can have on your visit. We highlight the main areas of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Bodrum, and Ephesus. We talk about the culture including shopping the spice markets, some of the 17 UNESCO sites, and cooking with a Turkish chef. We touch on fun experiences like hot air balloonin…
 
Why should you measure yourself when running luxury marketing campaigns? Where did those luxury hotel direct bookings or superyacht charter leads come from? Did they lead to additional sales or word of mouth referrals? How big should your next campaign budget be? Let's answer some of these questions in this week's episode. Support the show (https:/…
 
Imagine yourself floating in crystal clear, turquoise waters with fringes of palm trees rustling in the breeze, and not a soul in sight. This may sound like a fantasy but it happens with regularity in the Maldives. This gorgeous chain of atolls sprawling across the Indian Ocean is one of the best places on the planet to disconnect and feel immersed…
 
In case you aren’t already familiar with today’s guest, Gilbert Ott is an ever-curious traveler and one of the world’s leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning more than 200,000 miles a year (with the exception of 2020 and 2021, for obvious reasons!), and his travel exploits are regularly featured on Good M…
 
Join Amr and me as we talk about visiting the fascinating country of Egypt. We’ll talk about options for cruising the Nile, exclusive access to historic sites, and meeting fascinating people. We’ll dive into adventures like scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, and camping in the desert. We’ll go over the best times to visit and other tips for beati…
 
I’m excited to take you to one of my favorite countries today, the Sultanate of Oman. Located on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, this hidden gem boasts rugged mountain ranges bursting with roses, terraced orchards of pomegranates, vast sand dune deserts, and date palm fringed oases dotted with crystal clear limestone pools of water. One of the b…
 
Join Jennifer and me as we talk about France. Of course, we’ll highlight the main favorites like Paris, Normandy, and the Cote d’Azur. We’ll share our favorite active experiences from a casual stroll through the quaint villages of Provence to hiking and biking, scaling a via ferrata, kayaking, and surfing. What else might families enjoy in France? …
 
Designing websites is hard. Designing a website that delivers a great experience to high-net-worth-individuals and promotes your services and products in a non-aggressive but sophisticated way is especially hard. If you want to have a checklist of important web design elements that you need to have on your luxury travel website tune in! Support the…
 
We’re shaking it up today with a panel of experts on one of my favorite countries, Thailand! Together we’ll explore the bustling capital of Bangkok, stunning national parks, and the culture of this fascinating country. Our guests today are: James Beard Award Winning Chef, Andy Ricker, who lives in Chiang Mai and is an expert in Northern Thai cuisin…
 
Join Hicham and me as we talk about Morocco, a country full of adventures, diverse landscapes, exotic culture and foods, and even Roman ruins. We’ll touch on the beautiful cities like Fes, Marrakech, and Chefchaouen and the more remote areas like the Atlas Mountains and the Merzouga Desert. We’ll talk about active options your teens will love like …
 
Today we’re whisking you away on a captivating journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express. With a history dating back to 1883, this train route has transported aristocrats and historic figures like Tolstoy, Trotsky, Marlene Dietrich, and Lawrence of Arabia. Many of the cars of the Venice Simplon are original cars from the 1920s and all are pa…
 
Join Mike and me as we talk about the great American dream – renting an RV to take a road trip across the country or closer to home. We’ll talk about the options to self-drive and have a driver, the pros/cons of different types of RVs, the luxurious touches that will make you feel like you are in a 5* hotel, and what’s really required in daily main…
 
In this episode we deep dive into digital luxury plans and why they are so essential for every luxury company in aviation, yachting, hospitality or travel. A lot of people skip points or leave out important elements when it comes to marketing plans and end up regretting it later. Listen to this episode if you want to make sure that you are ticking …
 
Today’s show is about Alaska and two of it’s top luxury lodges, Winterlake and Tutka Bay Lodge. But it’s also about so much more! Our guest is owner and chef, Kirsten Dixon and after our recording I was asking her to be my mentor! Alaska is a destination that captures the imaginations of people from all over the world. It’s pristine beauty and rugg…
 
Join Andrea and me as we talk about the north of Italy – ranging from the Dolomites to Venice to Tuscany. We’ll talk about the culinary experiences and the vineyards as well as how to explore the country in an active way by biking, hiking, golfing and horseback riding. And we’ll share other adventures like driving sports cars or ATVs, scaling via f…
 
Today we’re traveling the globe searching for unexpected experiences, off the grid lodges, and truly customized adventure activities. One of my favorite places to look for this unique combo is to my friends at Eleven Experience. With Eleven you don’t have to sacrifice the comforts of luxury to experience some of the world’s most breathtaking landsc…
 
Join Beth and me as we talk about visiting Israel – the sites, the history, the people, the food, the adventures. Israel is a complex country and one that deserves a good deal of thought when planning your trip. Join us as we talk about the vibrancy of Tel Aviv, visiting the Dead Sea and the Western Wall in Jerusalem, tasting tours, and encounters …
 
Today we’re whisking you away to Scotland, the land of castles, whiskey, and tartan. But there’s more to experience here than just the typical stereotypes. Whether you’re coming for magnificent neolithic ruins, to cycle across the country, or to revel in some of the most authentic festivals you’ll find anywhere in the world - Scotland has something…
 
The Luxury Travel Marketer returns after a three month hiatus with new episodes! In this one we talk about paid advertising as the number one growth driver in any mature luxury travel company. Tune in if you want to learn why paid advertising is so important for long-term growth! Support the show (https://www.jadewolfmarketing.com/)…
 
Join Kristín and me as we talk about Iceland’s stunning landscapes and Reykjavík’s urban culture. Iceland is beautiful everywhere – whether you are on the Ring Road, off the beaten path in the north, or on the coastline. We cover UNESCO sites, the best hikes, snorkeling in dry suits, snowmobiling, and outdoor yoga. We guide you to the most beautifu…
 
Instead of diving into a gorgeous hotel or fabulous destination, we’re jumping headlong into the nuance of family travel with my partner, and one of the world’s top experts, Magali Dechelette. So often our clients think that kids need to be in their teens to enjoy Europe, or that family travel is just too difficult. So we’re here today to dispel th…
 
Our guest today is Robin West, Vice President and GM of Seabourn Expeditions - one of the first ultra-luxury companies to dive into expedition cruising. Whether you find yourself in a state-of-the-art submarine, basking in the Northern Lights, enjoying a gourmet meal onboard, exploring the untouched coastlines of Greenland, or indulging in a world-…
 
With Canada re-opening its borders soon to tourism, I’m excited to welcome our first Canadian guest on the show. We’re headed into the countryside of Quebec today to chat with Jason Stafford of Manoir Hovey, one of the top hotels in all of Canada. Though it’s set in French Canada, Manoir Hovey was actually designed after George Washington’s estate …
 
Join Dolores and me as we talk about Croatia’s natural wonders, UNESCO sites, secluded islands, and cultural experiences. We’ll touch on Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Istria, and even Montenegro. We’ll learn about where to go truffle hunting and harvest oysters and where Game of Thrones was filmed. And of course, we’ll share our favorite off-the-beaten-…
 
Today we travel to a very special corner of the world, called Ballyfin. Set amongst lush, green, rolling foothills, an hour outside of Dublin, Ballyfin drips with history, beauty, and charm. Over the last two hundred years this mansion has been a family home, hosted glamorous parties for nobility, and used as a boarding school before falling into d…
 
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