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Episode 29 – Paris

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day episode as Barry, Shannon, and one of the show’s producers, Andrea Stuzin, discuss the romantic city of Paris! Avoid the crowds and find out the unique areas to visit with your significant other, from isolated chateaus to romantic dining near the Eiffel Tower, and wandering around cultural museums.

Episode 28 – John Varoli

Barry and Shannon interview John Varoli, an art expert and Russian art writer for the NY Times, International Herald Tribune, People Magazine, Departures and The Art Newspaper. John has also reported for Bloomberg News for many years from St. Petersburg. They discuss the unique, historic, and importance of St. Petersburg

Episode 27 – Verena Radlgruber – Forstinger – Austria

Barry and Shannon head to Austria with Verena Radlgruber-Forstinger, General Manager at the Radisson Blu Style Hotel Vienna, and returning guest, Elyse Weiner, host of iJourneys. What makes Vienna so special than other European cities? Listen and found out the secrets of Vienna. Then, they head to Mozart’s hometown, Salzberg, to discover the historic music this city has to offer.

Episode 26 – Nick Aslin

Barry and Shannon go to Zambia with Nick Aslin, owner of Zambian Ground Handlers, a destination management company. Nick was a former guide and CEO of Norma Carr Safaris and has 27 years of experience in the Zambian bush. Learn about the dangers or safety on being on a safari, and what makes Zambia special from other safari destinations, including Victoria Falls! Like any other country, Zambia faces threats to their wildlife, and find out how you can help their conservation efforts to protect them.

Episode 25 – All about Alaska

All about Alaska Barry and Shannon visit Alaska in three perspectives. First up is with Yolanda Brown, Senior Director of Sales from UnCruise Adventures. They are a small ship cruise line and based in Seattle. Learn about the amazing destinations they visit and how they differ than other companies. Then, Barry and Shannon cruise to Alaska with Captain Shep (Jon Shephard) of the Safari Endeavor ship.

Discover what an Alaskan itinerary is like, what you can do, and what wildlife you will encounter. And lastly, they speak with Mike Crowther, who recently went on this cruise itinerary with the Indianapolis Zoo. Enjoy listening about his adventure and be inspired to go to Alaska on your next trip!

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From the world’s most famous destinations to the best-hidden gems, Barry Goldsmith and Shannon Bennett reveals the most unbelievable travel experiences, shares unique tips, and interviews newsmakers, celebrities, authors, and top-tier magazine editors.

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Since 2002, the Emmy-nominee, who previously wrote for legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, has split his professional life between NY classrooms, lecturing audiences on 6 continents, and curating incredible journeys to 117+ countries. Read Barry’s column on JAX FAX


Shannon Bennett has worked as a novelist, journalist, marketer, and travel writer for over 15 years. She has explored the world as a resident rather than a tourist, working in bars, offices, classrooms, and even as an au pair, discovering each new destination through the lens of a local.

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