Perpetuating Global Peace

12798869_894025937386554_2962605598443870061_nLearn about the spiritual journey Bullets4Peace and Reloading Life Foundation founder, Rafi Anteby took last year through Southeast Asia.  Listen Here

As a former officer with the Israeli Army who helped the United States government with counter terrorism after 9/11, Rafi saw the devastation that a single bullet could cause. Once a bullet is fired the casing falls to the floor. Manufacturers collect these casings and reuse or “reload” them. After losing his best friend in South Africa to a random bullet, Rafi has been on a personal mission to promote peace.

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Building a Successful Business with Your Spouse – Part 2

CaptureWe are so excited to have Kenneth and Cynth’ya Reed back on‪#‎TravelTalk‬ today! We are picking up where we left off about how to build a successful business with your spouse.  Listen Here

The reality for many working professionals is our time is spent more with co-workers and colleagues than with our loved ones (spouse, partner, children, close friends, parents and pets). What if we could shift that reality?

Married Travel-preneurs and hosts of the NuAttitude A.C.T.I.O.N.o.w Show, Kenneth and Cynth’ya Reed share their secrets on building a successful business with your partner while strengthing your relationship. In fact, if you ask the Reeds they will tell you owning a business, especially a travel business, with you partner is “Better Than Donuts”.

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How Film and TV Impact Tourism

Whether it is the beautiful waterfall in Jurassic Park, the majestic mountain range in the Lord of Rings, or Chatsworth House (aka Mr. Darcy’s Pemberley) in Pride and Prejudice there is a growing number of fans looking to experience their favorite film or television show while on vacation.

In honor of the 88th Academy Awards, Travel Talk is sharing some tips on how to monitor Hollywood’s latest trends to promote tourism.

According to a white paper entitled, “How film and television programs can promote tourism and increase the competitiveness of tourist destinations“, a year after Braveheart was released tourism to Wallace Monument, Scotland increased by 300% and the Crown Hotel in Amersham, England was fully booked for 3-years after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral.  Listen Here

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Loving New Orleans

CaptureNew Orleans is one of the many unique and culturally rich cities in the United States. Whether you are drawn to its amazing creole food, incredible jazz music, or supernatural folklore, #NOLA tends to be on most travelers’ bucket list.

This week we are getting a local’s perspective on the people, culture, food, and sights of New Orleans.  Listen Here

New Orleans is one of the many unique and culturally rich cities in the United States. Whether you are drawn to its amazing creole food, incredible jazz music, or supernatural folklore, #‎NOLA tends to be on most travelers’ bucket list.

This week New Orleans resident,  Laura Valliant gives us a local’s perspective on the people, culture, food, and sights of New Orleans.

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Join Our Pink Cruiseaid -for Breast Cancer Research

We are so excited about our Pink CruiseAid in October – Raising Awareness and Funds for Breast Cancer Research! Listen Here

Cancer continues to touch and take the life of so many people dear to us that Travel Talk decided to do something about it. We have joined the fight against breast cancer!

The statitics are startling.

  • 1 in 8 Women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime
  • Every 2 minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed
  • Every 13 minutes a person loses their fight to breast cancer

On October 23, 2016 – the Travel Talk hosts embark on #PinkCruiseAid Maiden Voyage – we are cruising to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. We are looking for other Warriors in Pink to celebrate and honor. If you would like more information visit Philanthropy Cruise on Facebook.

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Ready, Set, Goals

captureReturning to Travel Talk — Rick and Brenda Reese!   Listen Here

Experienced Travelpreneurs and Founding Circle Members of Surge365, the Reese’s host a weekly conference call to help new travel agents set realistic goals for their business and practical strategies to achieve them.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

As Jake recommends…Have a pen and a pad of paper ready because we’re sure the Reeses are going to give lots of suggestions on how to NOT GIVE UP on your dreams.

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Importance of Cruise Ship Certifications

CaptureTravel Talk is catching up with our good friend and fellow Travelpreneur Carolyn Walker Parrish!

Just returning from another cruise ship adventure with Costa Cruise, we asked Carolyn if she could share some insight on the importance of travel professionals furthuring their education within the cruise industry as she has graduated from the Accredited Cruise Counselor tier to the Master Cruise Counselor. Yay!

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) creates a global standard for our industry. They have 3 levels of certification