The Unexpected Journey is a video project that seeks to "wake people up" from their lives by encouraging them to experience travel, culture, and charitable acts. Co-creator Mitch Summers chats with Mark about his own awakening, the goals for his self-funded project, and which country his team of five will travel to first to shoot their premiere television episode.
The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Blackman and photographer Genie Austin chat with us about their nomadic life. In 2015, the couple sold most of what they owned and hit the road. They tell Mark about their biggest discoveries about themselves, how they earn money to keep up the lifestyle of an explorer, and their top tips for travelers who want to experience a week—or a year—on the road.
Henrik Jeppesen was just 27 years old when he completed his quest to visit every country in the world. Neither money nor war stopped his adventure. Jeppesen chats with Mark about his next goal, his top tips for travelers to save money, and his favorite places.
Brett Snyder runs the very popular CrankyFlier.com, an 11-year old aviation industry blog with a loyal and devoted following. Brett shares with Mark how he got his start in the travel industry *in middle school*, some of his adventures in the air, and his top tips for fliers when their travels don't go exactly as planned. As a bonus, Brett brings us some breaking news - the date of his next Dorkfest at LAX.
Ben and Maggie Bowman of Chicago got the honeymoon of a lifetime - an all-expense-paid adventure to three stunningly beautiful destinations. The only catch? It was all for the pilot episode of the reality TV show "Honeymoon Hunters" on The Travel Channel. In this podcast, they share their experience, whether they would do it again, and their best non-TV tips for all newlyweds.
Rob Shipman has traveled the world on a global culinary adventure as an executive chef for hire. Rob tells host Mark Albert how he comes up with unique dishes in each of the countries where he works, admits he's changed a dish to make it more photogenic in our Instagram culture, and gives listeners one of his favorite recipes to make for themselves at home. Visit Rob's website at www.the-food-guy.com
Scott McCartney has written The Middle Seat column covering aviation for The Wall Street Journal since 2002. He chats with host Mark Albert about his much-watched annual airline rankings, whether airline CEOs ever yell at him, and the big changes ahead for fliers in 2017.
Russell Leven, director of the new PBS series City in the Sky, explains how he put together such an extraordinary, behind-the-scenes look at global aviation for PBS and the BBC in three episodes: Departure, Airborne, and Arrival.
CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues talks about the current security situation and threat picture travelers need to be aware of in 2017: how to stay safe while traveling, current security warnings around the globe, how the US travel ban could affect travelers, and what he's doing to keep his own family safe.
Meet a Minnesota couple who has traveled across the United States and to four countries for more than 35 years to catch solar eclipses. The most spectacular total solar eclipse in the US since 1776 occurs Aug 21, 2017 - and they tell host Mark Albert, they'll be ready.
Mark Albert welcomes listeners and globetrotters to this new podcast, explains how The Voyage Report will deliver the scoop on travel, and gives a tour of the voyagereport.com website for news, destination videos, tips and tricks, deals, and photography.