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2013


12/28/2013


December 28, 2013 - Hour 1
(This is a re-broadcast of our show from New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Towers on Nov. 23, 2013.)


December 28, 2013 - Hour 2
(This is a re-broadcast of our show from New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Towers on Nov. 23, 2013.)


12/21/2013


December 21, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first half of this week's show:

Earlier this year, Norwegian Airlines, the first low cost carrier to operate long-haul international flights began offering service into the United States. Aviation writer Christine Negroni explains why not everyone is happy.
Two friends made a pledge to try something new, fun, challenging, or even ridiculous every week for a year -- The 52 Weeks.
Dubai, the most opulent of the Emirates; but is it affordable? Its director of communications says absolutely.
A novel built around the bombing 25 years ago of Pan Am Flight 103 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland.



December 21, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second half of this week's show:

Overcrowded US airports will soon experience Thanksgiving-like congestion weekly.
Gary McKechnie joins us again to talk about America’s cultural heritage and other iconic experiences he wrote about in USA 101.
Courtney Scott from Travelocity gives us five winter holiday travel tips and deals.
Last minute travel gadget/gift ideas from the Travel Goods Association.
Known for its vegan haute cuisine, the menu at The Stanford Inn in Mendocino, California, assures skeptics its hearty menu is enough to satisfy any biped carnivore.




12/14/2013


December 14, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

A new study links travel with positive health outcomes. Pack your bags.
Writer Joni Tevis talks about the intimacy of traveling to the Arctic.
Simple tips can help make your time away that much more enjoyable and stress free.
Points.com CEO explains how to keep track of your numerous loyalty programs.
Author Elizabeth Becker reveals the dark side of the cruise ship industry.



December 14, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Columnist Joe Brancatelli discusses TSA PreCheck program problems.
James Beard award winner Colman Andrews talks about Lima, Peru, travel destination for gastronomes.
With TravelBareFeet.com experience the world, through travel & dance, one dance at a time.
Vermont’s leading family owned & operated Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa celebrates 50 years of hospitality.




12/07/2013


December 7, 2013 - Hour 1
This hour's broadcast is a repeat of the previous weekend's show. This week on a special "Best Of" show:

An insider’s look at Titanic Belfast, the new museum dedicated to the history and memory of the Titanic.
How a resort collects and wraps 40,000 gifts for kids each Christmas.
Travel journalist Leif Pettersen lists the worst things about airports that could be improved.



December 7, 2013 - Hour 2
This hour's broadcast is a repeat of the previous weekend's show. In the second hour of a special "Best Of" show:

Getting deeper into the story of the Titanic from a woman whose great-grandfather went down with the ship.
Why the iPhone is best abroad; the limitations of T-Mobile’s data plan and costs to upgrade speed.
Airline Capt. Tom Bunn shares his unusual secret for overcoming the fear of flying.
A unique theater that takes place outside of traditional theater in Belfast.




11/30/2013


November 30, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on a special "Best Of" show:

An insider’s look at Titanic Belfast, the new museum dedicated to the history and memory of the Titanic.
How a resort collects and wraps 40,000 gifts for kids each Christmas.
Travel journalist Leif Pettersen lists the worst things about airports that could be improved.



November 30, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of a special "Best Of" show:

Getting deeper into the story of the Titanic from a woman whose great-grandfather went down with the ship.
Why the iPhone is best abroad; the limitations of T-Mobile’s data plan and costs to upgrade speed.
Airline Capt. Tom Bunn shares his unusual secret for overcoming the fear of flying.
A unique theater that takes place outside of traditional theater in Belfast.




11/23/2013


November 23, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on a special show broadcast from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Rudy's guests include:

Michael Romei, Chief Concierge at the Waldorf Astoria NYC, gives an inside view of life as a luxury hotel concierge.
David Garcelon, Culinary Director at the Waldorf Astoria NYC, discusses today's sustainable dining experience.
Laura Michonski, Site Director at NewYork.com, gives some holiday tips and deals for NYC travel.



November 23, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show being broadcast from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City:

Matt Zemanek, Program Manager at Battelle, reveals how their new scanner may allow travelers to hang on to their liquids through airport security checkpoints, no matter the size.
Gail Morse, Director of Programs & Volunteers at Big Apple Greeter, tells us how a traveler from outside of NYC can meet a Greeter during the upcoming holiday season.




11/16/2013


November 16, 2013 - Hour 1
In the second show being broadcast from Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Official Tour Guide Billy Scott gives us an insider’s look at the fascinating city of Belfast.
A Belfast pub band, The Rapparees, plays Irish ballads.
A 225-year-old “subscription library” holds N. Irish treasures.
Local writer Sandy Smith gives us a personal look at the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis.



November 16, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of a special show broadcast from Belfast, Northern Ireland:

The world’s oyster-eating champion reveals his secrets.
A former Belfast prison guard admits he was safer working in “the Crum” than living outside.
Keith Acheson, Giant's Causeway guide, addresses the question, "Was the Giant’s Causeway made by Mother Nature or by a giant?"
Paul Kane tells us how to instantly plug into the music scene in Belfast at the Oh Yeah Centre.
Paula McFetridge, Artistic Director of Kabosh, tells us how this unique theater takes place outside of traditional theater in Belfast.




11/09/2013


November 9, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of a special show broadcast from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Rudy's guests include:

Claire Bradshaw, Head of Sales & Marketing at the Titanic Belfast
Ken McElory, owner/operator of KM Tour Guiding Service. A qualified Blue Badge Guide, Ken is one of Northern Ireland's most experienced guides having commenced guiding over 20 years ago.
Niall McKenna, chef/owner of a thriving restaurant business based in Belfast. His flagship restaurant James Street South opened 10 years ago.
Norman Trotter, from Iron Donkey Cycle Tours, that sells fully inclusive cycling tours in a variety of locations in Northern Ireland & operates Belfast City Bike Tours.



November 9, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show from Belfast, Northern Ireland, guests include:

Matthew Bennett, Publisher of First Class Flyer, reveals why United's award currency has outstripped their inventory and why you should manage your mileage portfolio like you do other investments.
Susie Millar, Owner of Titanic Tours Belfast and the great granddaughter of Thomas Millar, a deck engineer who perished along with approximately 1500 other souls in the North Atlantic.
Eugene Kielt who along with his wife Geraldine owns and operates Laurel Villa Guesthouse in Magherafelt. Eugene is a devotee of the late Seamus Heaney and gives guided poetry tours around Heaney's homeland.
Johnny Crawford, who operates the Cable Wakeboard Park at the famous Titanic Slipways just outside the Titanic Belfast museum. The park offers a high-adrenalin water-sport in the historic center of Belfast.
Fiona Ure, Communications Executive at Visit Belfast, the organization charged with promoting the city.




11/02/2013


November 2, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show:

The public can travel abroad on medical missions with Smile Network International.
How a resort collects and wraps 40,000 gifts for kids each Christmas.
Travel journalist Leif Pettersen lists the worst things about airports that could be improved.



November 1, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

FlyersRights.org says airlines are making record profits while piling on fees and shortchanging coach flyers.
Details on an effort by six kitesurfers to cross the Atlantic Ocean in late November.
Why the iPhone is best abroad; the limitations of T-Mobile’s data plan plus costs to upgrade speed.
Airline Capt. Tom Bunn shares his unusual secret for overcoming the fear of flying.




10/26/2013


October 26, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show:

One of America’s foremost high-altitude mountaineers describes his seven ascents of Everest.
The battle to halt the open-sea discharge of waste by cruise ships hasn’t been won, according to this report card.
Montana’s Big Sky Resort is the largest ski resort in America, with the best mountain meetings, and Big Sky Resort is also the basecamp to Yellowstone.
Legend has it the cats have nine lives. If this is true, there are five fortunate felines who get to spend at least one of those lives [each] residing at [a different] Leading Hotels of The World.



October 26, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Cruise ship celebrities who aren’t really that famous.
Ireland opens a 2,500 km tourist highway along the country’s rugged West Coast. Leo Varadkar, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport in the Irish Government, tells us all about it.
THATLou creative director Daisy de Plume describes a treasure “death” hunt visitors to Paris may do at the Louvre to celebrate both Halloween & All Saints Day.
Unlike the majority of travel blogs written by 20-somethings making their first adventures into the wider world, [husband & wife] Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning Bartel of TravelPast50 have been foreign travelers for more than 30 years.




10/19/2013


October 19, 2013 - Hour 1
In Hour One of Rudy's show:

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and travel guru Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, has tips on booking your holiday travel plans.
Douglas Ward spends up to 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, inspecting and evaluating facilities, which he writes about in the 29th edition of the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising.
Vaughan O'Brien, Sales Manager at Trek Travel, talks about Trek Travel’s Myanmar bike tour, which includes swimming with elephants at a local elephant camp, a visit to Pindaya caves, an ancient temple, and pagoda tours.



October 19, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Marcie Keever, Oceans & Vessels Program Director at Friends of the Earth (FOE), reveals their 2013 Cruise Ship Report Card.
Author Alden Jones discusses her new book The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia.
Chris Wogas, President of Bike and Roll NYC, compares bike rental versus bike share for tourists.
In Carlsbad, CA West Inn and Suites announces a new room service menu just for dogs -- a tail-wagging addition to the numerous pet-friendly amenities already offered by the hotel.




10/12/2013


October 12, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show:

A former National Park employee explains the repercussions of the government shut down for the communities and states that depend on park tourism.
The host of public radio’s popular food show, The Splendid Table, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, describes her “place of the heart,” where she goes to relax.
If you've seen Versailles, Estate of Vaux le Vicomte is your next stop in a tour of great chateaus outside of Paris. It’s breathtaking.
Do we really need to “be available” skiing a black diamond run--or bunny hill, for that matter?! Techcraver’s Jason Harris has ideas for winter connectivity.



October 12, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Fall colors on the mighty Mississippi, gangster moll trials, and a free beer served up with MN nice. VisitSaintPaul.com talks about its offer of a free beer to furloughed government workers.
Visiting Indian tea plantations + the most honest states in the US as measured by how many people pay $1 on an honor system for a can of Honest Tea.
Flight delays, security checks and lost luggage are dreadful, but what happens when a flight delay turns into an unexpected stay? Hipmunk.com has a fun to-do list of ideas for big hub cities.
A survey of some of the world’s greatest cemeteries to visit.




10/05/2013


October 5, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Travel loyalty program publisher Tim Winship explains why the revived United Airlines ‘friendly skies’ slogan is “so last century.”
Can bicycles reduce poverty in rural Africa? The president of the travel company Austin-Lehman Adventures, Dan Austin, thinks so.
Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability Programs at JetBlue, reveals that soon passengers passing through JetBlue’s JFK terminal will find a farmer’s market selling fresh produce. Really.
Wisconsin Supper Clubs book author & filmmaker Ron Faiola profiles more than 50 establishments found throughout the Badger State.



October 5, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

The operator of the blog that’s critical of United Airlines, Jeremy Cooperstock of Untied.com, talks about how he has won a round against the airline’s legal campaign to force him to change the url of his site.
Lisa Kelly, Chief Brand Strategist at EarthCam.com, tells us how to visit the National Parks, Monuments and Memorials even during the government shutdown, with live streaming webcam views from EarthCam.
Tom Hoch, President & CEO of Hennepin Theater Trust, describes a Minneapolis-based initiative, dubbed “Made Here,” which involves filling street-level windows on major downtown streets with creations from Minnesota artists. Definitely worth a visit.
Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac for Kids 2014—The Year’s Top People, Places, Events & More. Here’s how to keep your kids busy an entire year!




09/28/2013


September 28, 2013 - Hour 1
In a special show broadcast from the Presidio in San Francisco:

Kelly Monaghan of The Intrepid Traveler talks about how misuse of disabled access privileges at Disneyland have caused rule change.
Craig Middleton, Executive Director at The Presidio Trust, reveals how an abandoned Army post became a delightful community and tourist attraction in San Francisco.
Libby Garrison, Communications Director at the Disney Family Museum, describes the treasures at Walt Disney’s family museum at the Presidio.
Damian Raffa, environmental expert at Presidio National Park, gives us details on the careful planning of one of America’s most unusual national parks.
From weddings and meetings to Sunday’s food truck fest, Karen Maggio, hospitality chief at Presidio National Park, says there’s always something going on at the Presidio.



September 28, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's special show broadcast from the Presidio in San Francisco:

Terry Haney, General Manager of The Inn at the Presidio, tells us how a former Army bachelor officers’ quarters became a five-star hotel.
Archeologist Eric Blind describes the Spanish past that lies beneath the surface of Presidio National Park.
San Francisco journalist Julian Guthrie gives us an on-the-scene report from the SF waterfront on the America’s Cup competition.
Robbie Lewis, food director at Presidio Natl Park, talks about the expansion of restaurants at the park as SF celebrity chef Traci des Jardins plans three new eateries.
Environmental educator Michael Boland describes inner-city kids camping trips, hiking opportunities and other treasures of Presidio Natl Park.




09/21/2013


September 21, 2013 - Hour 1
In a special show broadcast from B. R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company in Sonoma, CA:

Steve Loucks, Chief Communications Officer at Travel Leaders, reveals that the fall business travel forecast shows growth, according to 2013 Travel Leaders Group survey.
Bruce Cohn, Owner of B.R. Cohn Winery and Producer of the B.R. Cohn Music Festival, gives us a behind the scenes look at this annual music event featuring classic rock acts including the Doobie Brothers.
James Beard Award nominated chef Mark Stark discusses northern California’s regional cuisine.
Ginny Krieger, Assistant Director of the Sonoma International Film Festival, tells us how to attend this festival.



September 21, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's special show broadcast from Sonoma, California:

James Marshall Barry, Certified Travel Ambassador, talks about U.S. residents who train to help visitors for no pay.
Steve Ledson, winemaker and owner of Ledson Hotel, describes the glories of visiting Sonoma County.
Matt Dockstader, President of Destination Races, gives us details on a half-marathon race between Napa & Sonoma counties--with wine served along the way.
Kate Eilertsen, Director at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, reveals what an exhibit of kitchen implements is doing in an art gallery.
Dave Jenkins, founder, singer & songwriter for Pablo Cruise, explains how his rock group stayed together for so long. Or did they?




09/14/2013


September 14, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

Charlie Leocha, Director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, discusses how air fares will be displayed online.
Culinary Editor Janice Wald Henderson shares a seasonal preview for food & wine cruises as we head into fall & winter.
Forget about a booze cruise, Celebrity Cruises’ Scott Clifton, talks about onboard beer seminars and tasting events.
THATLou creative director Daisy de Plume describes a treasure hunt visitors can participate in at the Louvre.
Craig Sanders, author of Amtrak in the Heartland, discusses the question, "Will regional AMTRAK service survive?"



September 14, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Joe Brancatelli talks about how United Airlines honored “fat-fingered mistake,” $1 tickets.
Author Julian Guthrie talks shares behind-the-scenes stories from her America’s Cup book.
Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler talks about his new first-person account book, Dark Lands.
Time & Place founder Mitch Willey describes luxury vacation rentals at a good price with local concierge service in each destination.




09/07/2013


September 7, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of a special show broadcast from Mammoth Lakes, California, Rudy's guests include:

John Urdi, Director of Tourism in Mammoth Lakes

John Teller, the first American to win the World Cup Skiercross race, who will compete at Olympics in Skiercross in Sochi, Russia
Sean Turner, the owner of the Mammoth Brewing Company

Pro cyclist Phil Mooney in town for Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games



September 7, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of a special broadcast from the Sierra Nevada Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, California, Rudy's guests are:

Mammoth Wildlife Control Officer Steve Searles, The Bear Whisperer

Joani Lynch, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Communications Director

Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor, a long-distance runner who lives & trains in Mammoth Lakes for altitude advantage




08/31/2013


August 31, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's special show broadcast from Costa Rica:

NY Times contributor Perry Garfinkel explains how Costa Rica became one of the world’s most eco-conscious countries.
Pascal Forotti, General Manager at The Four Seasons Costa Rica, talks about the pleasures and challenges of running a resort in the middle of a jungle.
Renowned resort architect Ron Zurcher discusses the design of a luxury resort.
Edelman NNavarrete of The Four Seasons Costa Rica describes making chocolate from the cocoa seed and the health benefits of dark chocolate.



August 31, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's special show broadcast from Costa Rica:

Severin Borenstein, Professor of Business Administration & Public Policy at UC Berkeley, discusses whether airline deregulation has been good for the airlines or the passengers.
Two visitors to Costa Rica from Tampa share a story of zip line adventure.
Elsa Bonilla tells us how to get in touch with locals in Costa Rica by volunteering in the local community thru the Four Seasons resort.
Mario Alcozer, Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Costa Rica, praises the local bounty of Costa Rica.
Artist-in-residence Carlos Hiller describes painting by music.




08/24/2013


August 24, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy.com, gives us 10 reasons to root against the American Airlines/US Airways merger.
Stewart Bell, journalist for the National Post, discusses how Canada wrestles with an influx of “birth tourists” who arrive in the country to have a baby so the child can be a Canadian citizen.
Author Michael Sommers, whose lived in Brazil for 13 years, talks everything from climate to culture.
Deny Dotson, Director of Tourism in Virginia City, NV, tells us about the 54th Annual camel and ostrich races in Nevada.



August 24, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Jonathan Spira, Editorial Director for Frequent Business Traveler Magazine, discusses a survey that finds flyers pay more attention to safety announcements when read by flight attendants than when via video.
New York Times columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom tells us how to find new loves by traveling to mind-improving events where like-minded people are likely to be.
Jess Ainlay, co-author of “Break Free the Ultimate Guide to Housesitting”, reveals how she and her partner use housesitting as a tool to travel worldwide and stay longer.
Love the Great Gatsby? LA art deco expert John Thomas talks about the largest collection of Art Deco in the world aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
Documentary filmmaker Jim Jenner talks about Philipsburg, the tiny Montana Silver Rush town that's putting out a formal call for its next wave of pioneers




08/17/2013


August 17, 2013 - Hour 1
In Hour One of Rudy's show:

Ben Mutzabaugh, Editor of USA TODAY’s Today in the Sky blog, discuses the Justice Departments suit to block an American Airlines and US Airways merger.

Author Rita Anya Nara offers tips to those traveling during terror alerts.
Byron A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum, talks about the history of the Texas Rangers as they celebrate their 190th anniversary this year.

Laura H. Jacobs, Director of Communications at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, says they expect to welcome their 1-millionth visitor at their location in Bentonville, Arkansas.



August 17, 2013 - Hour 2
In Hour Two of this week's show:

Mark Murphy, President of Travalliance.com, reveals that cruise lines will post more complete crime statistics on their websites and may have to pay more US taxes as well.
Zoe Craig, Senior Editor of VisitLondon.com, gives us five budget-friendly things to do in London through end of September while the Queen vacations in Scotland.
Katie Langston, Spokesperson for Run or Dye 5k Runs, tells us about a fun, 5K run (“Run or Dye”) in cities throughout the US in which runners are pelleted with colorful (safe) dye--you become the canvas.
Emily Joffrion, Director of Consumer Strategy at Airbnb.com, talks about the latest trend of staying in other people's homes while traveling.




08/10/2013


August 10, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

John W. Cook, President of QuoteWright.com, tells us how travel insurance handles cancellations when the State Deptpartment issues a warning on terrorism.
Author Geoff Manaugh reveals unusual destinations that will appeal to nerds and maybe even you.
Annie King, coordinator at the World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farms Ireland, tells us how to stay and eat free while traveling the world by working on organic farms.
Freelance writer Tamara Hinson lists 12 of the world’s dog- friendliest hotels.



August 10, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second half of Rudy's show:

Concorde may be in mothballs, but at least two private firms are designing supersonic private aircraft. Jeff Miller of JM Comm gives us an update on the current state of supersonic business travel.
New York-based essayist Lee Siegel says he’ll let others travel--he’s content to stay in his own backyard.
Mike Coletta, founder and CEO of FanTrotter.com, tells us about his one-stop shopping site for tickets and travel for sporting and musical events in the US.
Hotel Expert Michael Matthews gives us a look at J.D. Powers’ consumer survey of America’s best hotel chains.




08/03/2013


August 3, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Hawaii-based attorney Richard Holcombe discusses his disabled client’s claims that Delta Airlines humiliated him by making him crawl down the aisle of an airplane and across an airport tarmac.

Ever heard of “draining” as a kind of tourism? Some people find this kind of urban exploration fascinating, reports writer Daniel Combs.

Travel + Leisure editor Mark Orwall returns for another installment on his top ways to snare a deal on hotel rooms.
Publicist Tom Jones tell us about the 78th annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax, Virginia.



August 3, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Jay Sorensen, President of IdeaWorksCompany, reveals the results of a survey showing how to use frequent flyer miles most wisely.
Journalist Perry Garfinkel tells us why vacations are good for your health.
Ann Hallock, Editor-in-Chief of Family Fun Magazine, has ideas on how to keep kids amused on a family driving vacation.
Best-selling author Norm Schriever tells us what to pack when filling a backpack for 6 months of traveling abroad.




07/27/2013


July 27, 2013 - Hour 1
In Hour One of Rudy's show:

Aviation safety advocate Mike Danko discusses the legal ramifications of the Asiana crash landing at San Francisco’s airport.
Anne Banas, Executive Editor of SmarterTravel.com, addresses myths about staying healthy while traveling abroad.
Rick Steves is featured in "Places of the Heart."
Karen Herbst, CEO of TheInternationalKitchen.com, tells us how choosing to take a cooking class abroad is a wonderful cultural, hands-on experience for travelers.
Mark Orwoll, International Travel Editor for Travel + Leisure, reveals some hotel money-saving tips.



July 27, 2013 - Hour 2
In Hour Two of Rudy's show:

Attorney Mike Danko addresses the question, Who’s legally liable for the crash landing of the Asiana aircraft at San Francisco’s airport?
Jonathan Edelheit, a leading expert in international healthcare, tells us what patients should know before considering medical tourism.
Dan Buettner shares the latest Blue Zones news.
Marathon runner and author Elise Allen talks about how to see the sights while running.
Mark Orwoll, International Travel Editor for Travel + Leisure, gives us some more money-saving travel tips.




07/22/2013


July 20, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

Paul Sledzik, Director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Transportation Disaster Assistance, discusses how NTSB’s Aviation Disaster Family Assistance office aided Asiana passengers.
Captain Kevin Hiatt, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Flight Safety Foundation, talks about why the July 6 San Francisco International plane crash wasn’t more deadly.
Lauren Wilson, Travel Editor of The Daily Meal, reveals the best first class meals on airlines.
Carolyn Pearson, CEO & Founding Owner of Maiden-Voyage.com, tells us what women travelers want from room service based on recent research.




07/20/2013


July 20, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy.com, discusses the upside and downside of the current airline trend toward revenue-based elite status programs.
Wendy Klausner, Senior Adventure Specialist at the Natural Habitat Adventure, talks about exploring Antarctica and how to make a decision between the various options of different itineraries.
Mary Kay Bosshart, blogger of Out and About in Paris, talks about the new campaign in Paris aimed at being friendlier to its tourists.




07/13/2013


July 13, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Patrick Smith from Ask The Pilot explains what travelers can learn from watching airliner crash coverage.

Dr. Todd Curtis, aviation safety expert and founder and publisher of AirSafe.com, reveals why so many passengers survived that hard landing at San Francisco International Airport.
Devon Antonetti, freelance travel writer and blogger, tells us about creative and crazy butler services to attract guests’ attention.



July 13, 2013 - Hour 2
This week in Hour Two of Rudy's show:

Ibrahim Hooper, Communications Director at the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), explains why he is hopeful a TSA advisory will prevent misunderstanding among other passengers, especially during Ramadan.
Aviation writer, Christine Negroni, discusses airlines seats and passenger survivability.
Amanda Gary talks about the Irish islands time forgot: Aran Islands and their famous sweaters.
Wade Everly, CEO of Surf Air, discusses the launch of a revolutionary airline - a flat fee "All You Can Fly" membership airline launching today and running flights from the L.A. area to the Bay Area.




07/06/2013


July 6, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

Jonathan Spira of FrequentBusinessTraveler.com reveals which airlines offer the best chances of scoring a frequent flyer ticket.
Gary Stoller, Investigative Travel Editor at USA Today, says to beware of buying tickets on foreign airlines from their US airline partners' web sites because you could be overpaying.
Eileen Ogintz, author of "The Kids Guide to Washington, D.C.", tells us why it’s not too late to book a summer vacation with the kids.
David Perry, Spokesperson for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, describes how filmmaker George Lucas transitions from movie director to museum curator.



July 6, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of Rudy's show:

Corinna Pieloch of DogVacay.com explains the site's State of Pet Travel survey.
Our favorite butler, Charles MacPherson, on how to be the perfect summer house guest.
Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York, describes the current exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum in NYC.
Ranger John Harlan Warren, Acting Public Affairs Officer at the Statue of Liberty National Park, reports on the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty.




06/29/2013


June 29, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Ashley Jones, Commercial Manager at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, tells us what to enjoy at Wimbledon when traveling to a tennis grand slam.
Josiah Mackenzie, Director of Business Development at ReviewPro, talks about the impact of travelers using social media and how hotels are handling it.
Nicolas Reille, CEO and Co-Founder of EasyNest, reveals how to save 50 percent on your hotel room when traveling alone.
Kalev Savi, founder of Save the Worldport campaign, asks if the iconic Pan Am terminal at JFK can survive the wrecking ball.



June 29, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Christine Negroni, author of Deadly Departure: Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How It Could Happen Again, talks about the recent TWA flight 800 revelations.
Charles Veley talks about his quest to be the world's most traveled man.
Patrick Smith discusses his new book, Cockpit Confidential.
Supt. Marty Chesser talks about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride.




06/22/2013


June 22, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

Jack Cashill, author of First Strike: TWA Flight 800 & The Attack On America, shares some TWA flight 800 revelations.
Aviation consultant Mark Gerchick looks at post-Sept. 11 air travel.
Marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick discusses whether the Great Barrier Reef is facing extinction.
Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal gives his thoughts on if airline's ruled the world.



June 22, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show:

James Sanders, journalist and author of The Downing of TWA Flight 800, has some TWA flight 800 reflections.
Author Julian Guthrie talks about how one billionaire is trying to re-make an entire resort island.
Travel writer Doug Lansky talks about using social media to connect with like-minded people while traveling.
Jessie Frank tells us how a Delta CEO gave up his seat so that she could get to camp to pick up her daughter.




06/15/2013


June 15, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show:

Carolyn Pearson, CEO & Founding Owner of Maiden-Voyage.com, explains how women traveling alone can network with others and choose safe hotels.
Steve Short, Vice President at Enterprise Rent A Car, explains how consolidation in the rental car industry is affecting travelers and the state of leisure rentals.
TechCraver’s Jason Harris talks Father’s Day gadget gift ideas.



June 15, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Security expert Marc Weber Tobias lists the four basic rules for avoiding high cell phone charges while traveling abroad.
Tom Whittaker talks about his experience climbing Mount Everest and address the question "Is Everest being ruined by too many climbers?"
Bill Chalmers,creator of The Global Scavenger Hunt, discusses why Americans are short changing themselves when it comes to vacations.
George Morgan-Grenville, CEO of the luxury travel company Red Savannah, talks about the changing face of luxury travel.




06/08/2013


June 8, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

The famous travel writer, Paul Theroux, discusses his latest book, The Last Train to Zona Verde.
Teresa Genaro, freelance turf writer and blogger, gives us the lowdown on this weekend’s Belmont Stakes.
Janice Ford Grimes tells us how dogs can live a life of luxury at her Ft. Worth “dog spa”.



June 8, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Charlie Leocha, of the Consumer Travel Alliance and a This Is Your Passenger Speaking supporter, discusses a new petition to force airlines to reveal extra fees more transparently.
Gary McKechnie, author of Great American Motorcycle Tours, describes how to see the USA via motorcycle.
Chris Cuddy, Chief Commercial Officer of Fareportal, talks hot summer destinations & increases in bookings by mobile device.
Pete Van Dorn, co-founder of PointsHound.com, reveals how to earn major bonus miles and points on flights and hotel stays.




06/01/2013


June 1, 2013 - Hour 1
In a special edition of Rudy's show, broadcasting from the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo:

Odile Firmin-Guion, Director of Public Relations at the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo, reveals how a five-star hotel competes in a destination filled with five-star hotels.

Thierry Boutsen, Chairman of Boutsen Aviation, tells us why the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo is a driver’s favorite Grand Prix race in a season.

Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreographer & director of the Monte Carlo Ballet, talks about the renaissance of modern ballet in the tiny principality of Monaco.
Rory Trahair, Marketing Director at Edmiston Yachts, lets us in on the secrets of the world of incredibly luxurious yachts.



June 1, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this special show, broadcast from the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo:

Phillipe Ortelli, Vice President of the Monaco Chamber of Commerce, tells us how with a diverse number of businesses, Monaco no longer relies on its casino for its budget.
Guillaume Rose, Minister of Tourism, answers the question, "Is Monaco a destination only accessible to the rich?"

Marianne Heurtel, Le Metropole spa director, reveals why Europeans are more spa-crazy than Americans.

Elodie Biancheri, Director of Public Relations at the National Museum of Monaco, on why this new museum is a must-see.




05/25/2013


May 25, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show:

TakingTheKids com CEO Eileen Ogintz talks to Mrs Obama about choosing active vacations.
Tom Whittaker has stories of the most amazing ascents of Mt. Everest.
Veteran travel writer Lea Lane describes outrageous & memorable experiences.
A couple discusses traveling the world and producing educational school assembly programs.




05/18/2013


May 18, 2013 - Hour 1
This week on Rudy's show:

Frequent Business Traveler.com CEO Jonathan Spira shares survey results on what’s irritating us most when we travel.
Turf writer Teresa Genaro shares race day excitement live from The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Pam Williams, founder of Vancouver’s Ecole Chocolat, tells us how to never be too far from chocolate with its Find Chocolate App.



May 18, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Moon Guide Book author, Margot Bigg, talks life abroad in India, the world's largest democracy.
Scott Wiseman, President for the Americas of luxury tour company Cox and Kings, reveals where Americans are traveling these days.
There’s la dolce vita for all in Susan Van Allen’s book Letters from Italy; Confessions, Adventures & Advice.




05/11/2013


May 11, 2013 - Hour 1
Rudy's radio show guests:

Jay Sorenson, President of IdeaWorksCompany, lists the top 25 airlines with award seat availability.
Charles MacPherson, author of The Butler Speaks, gives advice on how to be the perfect summer house guest.
Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, award winning cultural and natural history explorer, author and photojournalist, asks whether elephants should be tourist attractions.
Karen Herbst, CEO of The International Kitchen.com, tells us how to choose a cooking class abroad.



May 11, 2013 - Hour 2
Hour two guests:

Asia-based journalist, travel writer, novelist Tom Vater talks the beauties of visits to Cambodia.
Tech expert Jason Harris gives us the latest on the hot summer tech gadgets.
Jay Hoffman, CEO & co-founder of Rocketmiles.com, on how to earn as many as 20,000 miles by staying at hotels offered on Rocketmiles.




05/04/2013


May 4, 2013 - Hour 1
Hour One Guests:

Teresa Genaro, freelance turf writer and blogger, tells us how to be a “rail bird” at the famous Thoroughbred horse stakes races.
Scott McCartney, journalist for the Wall Street Journal, lists the cheapest and the most expensive destinations to fly to this summer.
Philippe Lajaunie reveals how "designer water" travels around the world.
Susan Breslow Sardone gives advice on best Caribbean islands for a wedding.
John Cudahy, President and CEO of the International Council of Air Shows (IACS), talks about how federal spending cuts ground military precision flying teams and hurt air shows.



May 4, 2013 - Hour 2
Hour Two Guests:

Rick Griffin & Sandi McKenna, co-hosts of the midlife road trip, a food, travel and adventure series, reveal why travel is the perfect therapy for a midlife crisis.
Travel writer Ben Westwood tells us how to visit the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.
Jim Cocke & Debbie Wood, writers of the blog: Dreamstreamr Odyssey - Chasing 75 Degrees, describe traveling the US in a vintage, 25-foot Airstream.
Everette Hoard, Queen Mary Commodore, tells us all about the RMS Queen Mary’s mysterious and haunted past.




04/27/2013


April 27, 2013 - Hour 1
This week's guests:

Joe Brancatelli discusses his article, The Sky Isn't Falling, about the recent legislative actions to end the airline delays.
Martha Honey, co-director and founder of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), reveals who gets tourism right and who gets it wrong (and why).
Joshua Berman, award-winning travel writer for the Denver Post, lists his Five Epic Adventures Every Man Must Tackle in His 20s.
Eileen Ogintz talks about the newest edition in her Kid’s Guide Series, "The Kids Guide to Washington, D.C."



April 27, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour, Rudy talks with:

Steve Loucks, Chief Communications Officer at Travel Leaders, on a recent survey that shows most Americans want knives banned on planes.
Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com, with advice on the best time to book air travel.
Sebastian Harrison, owner of Cellular Abroad, reveals how to avoid huge data charges on your phone or tablet abroad.
Dominique Debay, Marketing Consultant for the Americas, Sibarth Villa Rentals, St. Barts, on how to vacation like the wealthy on St. Barts for less.
Chris Lopinto talks about a new app that will get you a better seat on a flight when it becomes available.




04/20/2013


April 20, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests include:

Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel & Tourism.
Bob Carson, editor of “Minor Trips,” a newsletter about minor league baseball teams and traveling to see them play.
Larry Mogelonsky, President & Founder of LMA Communications Inc., talks about hotels featured in movies.



April 20, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of the show, Rudy talks with:

Rebecca Marchand, the widow of a flight attendant who was killed by 9/11 hijackers who speaks against allowing knives on planes.

Julie Melnick, founder of NannyInTheClouds.com, on the benefits of renting a nanny while flying.

Colleen Sollars, community outreach manager for Couchsurfing.com, on how to avoid paying for lodging on the road.
Elise Allen, author of The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide to Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run, on making the most out of traveling to run.




04/13/2013


April 13, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show, Rudy guests include:

Jane Eckert, CEO of Eckert Agrimarketing, describes a different way to travel called "Agritourism."
Journalist Jeremy Miller talks about the Centroid, the center of the US population.
Hank Eskin on how he started the Where's George? phenomenon.
Travel writer Wayne Bernhardson on why this is the season to travel to Patagonia.



April 13, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show, guests include:

Elizabeth Helsley, an expert on Mexico, talks about the "greening" tend in Mexico.
Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy, tells us what happens to your frequent flyer miles when you die.
Ben Bressler of Natural Habitat Adventures describes their polar bear tours.
Debe Branning, director of MVD Ghostchasers in Mesa, AZ, discusses paranormal travel, “tombspotting,” and America’s best cemetery tours.




04/06/2013


April 6, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show:

Ben Davis describes how people are enjoying the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge lighting installation.
Andrew from The Weekly Flyer tells the true story of using 1.7 million frequent flyer miles for an around-the-world trip.
Marilyn Barbian talks about opening a new B & B.
Ryan Slate, owner of PlayersClubTours.com, reveals how you can get a free cruise by gambling.



April 6, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests are:

Travel writer Norm Schriever with tips for staying safe while traveling abroad.
Dr. Andrew O. Coggins, Jr., a leading expert on the cruise industry, says it's time for a cruise passenger consumer's bill of rights.
Nicole Hockin, travel expert and the voice behind the Travel Smart Blog, with ideas on planning business trips with kids.
Marc Weber Tobias, Forbes.com columnist, reveals where airline alliances fail.




03/30/2013


March 30, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour:

Peggy Howell, Director of Public Relations at the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA), addresses the issue of an airline fat tax for heavy travelers.
Ellen Creager, travel writer for the Detroit Free Press, discusses the new trend of using old prisons as tourist destinations.
Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of Virtual Tourist.com, lists the best places in the world to view wildlife.
Michael Walker, Senior Editor at Golf Magazine, reveals what you might see on a tour of North Korea and who can take you there.




03/23/2013


March 23, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests are:

Spencer Dickerson, President of the American Association of Airport Executives, talks about the closure of small airport control towers due to budget reasons.
Eileen Ogintz, from the website TakingTheKids.com, gives ideas for family vacation destinations.
Joshua Berman, creator of the popular travel blog, “The Tranquilo Traveler,” recommends voluntourism in Nicaragua.
Bob Bestor of Gemut.com reveals how to save money while renting a car in Europe.



March 23, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of Rudy's show, guests are:

Sean Kennedy of Airlines for America discusses the doubling of airport departure taxes.
Jonathan Edelheit from the Medical Tourism Association tells us what patients should know before considering going abroad for surgery.
Robert Niles from ThemeParkInsider.com lists America's best ferris wheels.




03/16/2013


March 16, 2013 - Hour 1
Guests in the first hour of Rudy's show:

Terry Maxon, airline writer for the Dallas Morning News & principal author of its airline business blog.
Anne Banas, Executive Editor of SmarterTravel.com, address myths about staying healthy while abroad.
Rick Steves, public television's travel show host, in the latest Places of the Heart feature.
Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, reveals the best places to visit when considering retirement abroad.



March 16, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests include:

Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinal discusses the new plans for Downtown Disney.
Scott McCartney author of the Wall Street Journal blog The Middle Seat on the rise of the regional jet.
Dan Buettner reveals the places in the world where people live the longest.
Mary Forgione, LA Times' daily travel and deal blogger.




03/09/2013


March 9, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's show, guests include:

Sara Nelson, spokeswoman for the Association of Flight Attendants, discusses the recent relaxation of carry-on restrictions by the TSA.
Tom Swick, author of “A Way to See the World: From Texas to Transylvania with a Maverick Traveler”, gives his unsung destinations.
George Hobica from Airfare Watchdog reveals what airline safety demonstrations don't tell you.
Writer Dennis Burnside lists the great places in Europe for car aficionados.



March 9, 2013 - Hour 2
In Hour 2 of Rudy's show, guests include:

Patrick Smith from askthepilot.com argues that the new TSA rules about knives make sense.
Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst, and Joe Brancatelli, a travel journalist, each give their opinions on the possibility of personalized pricing by airlines.
Scott Grimmer, founder of MileValue.com, explains why he's stopped chasing elite status on airlines.




03/02/2013


March 2, 2013 - Hour 1
This week, Rudy's guests include:

Sean Kennedy, Senior VP for Global Government Affairs at Airlines 4 America, discusses the possible effects of sequestration on commercial air travel.
Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, tells us how to use social media as a weapon when you travel.
Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy.com, talks about the five best credit card offers for collecting airline miles.
Johnny Jet describes a program that allows travelers to rent their cars while they travel instead of parking at the airport.



March 2, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests are:

Steve Ledson, a Sonoma winemaker, tells us why now is the time to visit California wine country.




02/23/2013


February 23, 2013 - Hour 1
This week Rudy broadcasts his show from the rooftop of the Hotel Wilshire on LA's Miracle Mile and his guests include:

Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Chris Espinosa, General Manager of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.
Illysha Buss, Director of Marketing from The Original Farmers Market at The Grove.
Michael McDowell, resident arts and culture expert, and Stacey Sun, resident dining/culinary expert, both from LA Tourism.



February 23, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this special broadcast from the Hotel Wilshire in LA, Rudy's guests are:

Danny Roman, founder of Bikes and Hikes LA.
Eric Greenspan, Chef at the Hotel Wilshire.
Steven Kramer, President of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce.
Ashley Gochnauer, General Manager of the Hotel Wilshire.




02/16/2013


February 16, 2013 - Hour 1
This week in the first hour of Rudy's show:

Terry Maxon, airline writer for Dallas Morning News and principal author of its Airline Biz blog, discusses the American Airlines and US Airways merger.
Gene Sloan of USA Today describes the damage to the Carnival Triumph as it arrives in Mobile.
Mike Kelly, President and CEO of OnCall International, talks about the medical and travel assistance his company offers to travelers.



February 16, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of this week's show, guests include:

Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst, breaks down the merger of the American Airlines and US Airways.
Bob Bostock, curator of the Richard Nixon Exhibit at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, talks about new items being released to the public.
Aaron Hirschhorn, founder of Dogvacay.com, a network of upscale boarding options so your pet can get a vacation while you do.
Laura Bly of USA Today reveals the best beach in Florida - Clearwater.




02/09/2013


February 9, 2013 - Hour 1
In Hour One of this week's show:

Keith Bellows discusses his book, 100 Places that Can Change Your Child’s Life: From the Backyard to the Ends of the Earth.
Stanley Turkel, a well-known, NY-based hotel consultant, talks about the history of the Pullman car.
Larry Olmsted, columnist for Forbes.com, tells us what’s wrong with frequent flyer programs.



February 9, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show:

Larry Olmsted has a first-hand report on Las Vegas' newest hotel, Nobu.
James Nestor discusses his new book, Half Safe: A story of love, obsession & history’s most insane around-the-world adventure, the true story of a man and his wife who crossed the Atlantic in a modified Jeep in 1950.
Marc Tobias answers the question, What happens if you have a medical emergency while flying?
John Cook tells you how to burglar-proof your home if you’re leaving town.




02/02/2013


February 2, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show, guests include:

Steve Loucks, Chief Communications Officer at Travel Leaders Group, reveals the best and worst airports in the U.S.
Patrick Smith looks at the question, "Can passenger jets really fly themselves?"
Todd Powell, President of Vacations By Rail, explains three great custom train vacation ideas.
Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of Virtual Tourist, lists the five spots to help you keep your new year resolutions.
Sgt. Mark Evans, founder pizzas4patriots.com, discusses Superbowl pizza delivery to troops.



February 2, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of this week's show, Rudy's guests are:

Brooke Ferencsik, a travel expert for TripAdvisor, lists the top Superbowl XLVII- watching spots.
Rolfe Shellenberger, the person who designed and fought to implement American Airline’s original frequent flyer program, recounts the history of frequent flyer programs.
Chris McGinnis, editor of The Ticket and the BBC.com column "Business Trip," tells us why Tokyo is a hot destination right now.
Randall Lane, editor at Forbes Magazine, with a report from the Super Bowl.
Susan Breslow Sardone gives us a guide to honeymoons and romantic getaways for Valentine's Day.




01/26/2013


January 26, 2013 - Hour 1
This week Rudy's guests include:

Jeremy Cooperstock with an update on United Airline's lawsuit against his website Untied.com.
Dr. Jago Cooper of the British Museum hosts the BBC Four show called Lost Kingdoms of South America.
Barbara Peterson, Conde Nast Traveler’s senior aviation correspondent, discusses the removal of some TSA scanners from airports.
Courtney Scott, Travelocity's senior editor, reveals where people are going for spring break this year.
Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com.



January 26, 2013 - Hour 2
In hour two of Rudy's show this week, guests include:

Bob Diener, co-founder of GetARoom.com, discusses new ways to book hotels and how to get the best rates.
Chris McGinnis, editor of The Ticket, goes over the changes in Delta's frequent flyer program.
Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs of the Kansas City Public Library, recommends Bruce Chatwin’s book “In Patagonia."




01/19/2013


January 19, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of this week's radio broadcast, Rudy talks with:

Michael Sommer reports on-the-scene from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah where he resides.
Patrick Smith, pilot and journalist, shares his knowledge on the recent groundings of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jets.
Nick Ryan, producer and director of The Summit, a World Documentary entry at the Sundance Film Festival tells us what it was like to make this film.



January 19, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second half of Rudy's show, guests include:

Robin Leach is featured in Rudy's "Places of the Heart" segment.
Chris Barnett, travel journalist, shares the five things you need to know to drive in LA.
Kathy McCabe, publisher and editor of the travel newsletter Dream of Italy, with the ten commandments for planning a trip to Italy.




01/12/2013


January 12, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of Rudy's show, guests include:

Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider discusses what's new at theme parks this year.
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry.
Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs of the Kansas City Public Library, with suggestions for great travel books like Evelyn Waugh's "Going Was Good".
Anne Campbell, consumer cruise expert, with tips on cruise deals this season.




01/05/2013


January 5, 2013 - Hour 1
In the first hour of Rudy's show, guests include:

Nancy Trejos, USAToday.com columnist, on the increasing cost of flying this year.
David Beard, director of The Oxford Experience, on how people can attend Oxford University during the summer.
Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times columnist, on finding a suitable travel partner.
Adam Galinsky, a psychologist from Columbia University, discusses travel and creativity.



January 5, 2013 - Hour 2
In the second hour of this week's show, Rudy's guests include:

Jim Tennant of the Tennant Group discusses Avis's takeover of Zipcar.
Tom Stuker, a Chicago-based automotive sales consultant and United Airline's most frequent flyer at 11.5 million miles flown in his lifetime - and still counting.
Linda Viviani, Founder and owner of Viviani, a leading upscale custom tour company that offers experiences in the wine country along the entire west coast from Southern California to Washington State.



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