I'm Megan Chapa, host of Travel Radio. The goal of this podcast is to connect travelers to travel professionals. My hopes are that you find a new destination, style of travel or an adventure to add to your "bucketlist". It is my pleasure to interview my guests and edit these episode for you to enjoy.
My children think I am super "cool" for having a podcast and will do anything to sneak onto the show. You will definitely hear them tell jokes, ask questions and offer opinions - lots of opinions... Our rescue dog will also occassionally make an appearance (read bark) as she has moved in and made herself at home!
I am currently living in Oxford, UK while my husband finishes his DPhil at Oxford University. The reason I mention this is because Oxford and the UK inevitably come up in conversation. The UK is a magical place you should come and visit. Seriously, it's a gem and you need to come here!
What is on my "bucketlist"? Anywhere there's a pool, a beach, childcare and someone bringing me gin and tonic! I crack myself up! There are actually destinations on my list to include the recently added Mt. Everest Base Camp (See Karl Nessler's interview), Nevis (birthplace of Alexander Hamilton), Poland and to return to Africa with the family in tow. All travel is special, it's all on my list.
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Episode | October 14th, 2019 | 47 mins 33 secs
bahamas, brexit, mark murphy, mexico travel, podernfamily, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel news, travel professional, travfacts.org, uk
This episode includes fact checking the news with travFACTS.org, travel to the UK amidst Brexit and why you should go to the United States for your next vacation. (This episode recorded September 30th, 2019.)
Episode | October 7th, 2019 | 36 mins 11 secs
active travel, castles, fact or fiction, faeries, game of thrones, got, mythology, red wedding, scottish history, united kingdom, visit scotland
Scotland's country side is stitched up with the threads of mythology and real battles, plots and murders of the past. Listen to this weeks episode to visit these magical sites and locations behind Game of Thrones inspired creatures and events.
Episode | September 25th, 2019 | 50 mins 6 secs
active travel, adventure travel, castle, castle hunter, castles, david weinczok, game of thrones, got, scotland, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional
Real places you can visit in Scotland and Scottish history behind Games of Thrones. Author, David Weinczok, talks his latest book about real places you can visit on you next vacation!
Episode | August 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
active travel, adventure travel, africa, dominica, iceland, lapland, mexico, south america, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel journalist, travel writer, wanderlust
Travel some place new with recommendations from award winning travel writer Katherine Parker-Magyar!
Episode | June 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 16 secs
active travel, adventure travel, australia, cloe jaeger, megan chapa, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel podcast, travel radio
Local insights from Australian native Cole Jager, who is not a criminal, and host of Travel Lust Podcast. Episode includes translating the Aussie Menu!
Episode | May 14th, 2019 | 47 mins 12 secs
active travel, adventure travel, airlines, flying, ladypodsquad, travel industry
What is it like to fly Virgin Atlantic Airlines? With basic service this good first class must be like riding a magical pegasus through the heavens...
Episode | April 29th, 2019 | 35 mins 58 secs
alaska cruise, cruises, cruising, family travel, group travel, hawaii, hawaii cruise, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, travel radio, ukulele, ukulele instruction
It's pronounced "yoo-kuh-LAY-lee" - but you already knew that! Cruise to Alaska to see the glaciers and bask in the Aloha of advanced Ukulele lessons with Brian and Rowena Vasquez Hawaiian Ambassadors.
Episode | April 15th, 2019 | 48 mins 2 secs
calvary, catholic, easter, family travel, fasting, israel, jesus, lent, new testament, penance, pilgrim, pilgrimage, religious travel, resurrection sunday, travel
Happy Easter! Judy Yirsa presents paths for Catholic pilgrims surrounding the historic events of the Easter Season.
Episode | March 29th, 2019 | 59 mins 13 secs
autism, behavior issues, counseling, counselor, family counseling, family travel, joe sanok, mental health, practice of the practice, teen health, travel, travel agent, travel planner, travel planning
Don't be afraid to take your wild child on vacation. Joe Sanok, counselor and mental health podcast host, joins Megan to set goals, pick the right type of activities and plans successful trips for your family this summer.
Episode | March 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 59 secs
5 star hotel, food and wine, foodie, joni wu, lux, lux life, luxury travel, michelin, travel planner, travel professional, travel radio, travel radio podcast
Where do young professional turn for luxury travel planning and exotic dining experiences? It's Joni Wu of Orange County California. Joni is delightful and hilarious. The dining portion goes from luxury to chicken butt real fast...
Episode | February 11th, 2019 | 48 mins 38 secs
active travel, adventure travel, all-inclusive resorts, digital nomad, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional
Do you know the differences between a Mt. Everest Base Camp hike and climbing Mt. Everest. What do you need to know before you go? Who can accomplish this trek? Listen here for a truly informative and passionate interview with with Karl Nessler, expedition guide with Anywhere.com.
Episode | January 28th, 2019 | 31 mins 18 secs
baby boomers, digital nomad, foodie, ladies travel, love, matchmaking, single life, single travel, travel, travel club, wanderlust
Are you a single person but don't want to travel alone or pay a higher rate? Tammy Weiler, president of Singles Travel International, is the travel partner matchmaker. Specializing, in "Baby Boomer" travel, Tammy aims to create confident world travelers who start with her and go on the conquer their travel goals!
Episode | January 14th, 2019 | 37 mins 6 secs
england, family travel, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, wanderlust
Happy New Year! Lets talk visit Windsor Castle post royal wedding and review the long awaited travel jacket by Bau Bax and the Instax Mini 9 instant camera.
Episode | December 25th, 2018 | 27 mins 17 secs
active travel, adventure travel, christmas, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, megan chapa, travel, travel radio podcast
Merry Christmas! Have you considered visiting the place of Jesus birth? Travel with us on an audio journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Episode | December 17th, 2018 | 29 mins 23 secs
active travel, adventure travel, all-inclusive resorts, bahamas, caribbean, culinary travel, jamaica, luxury travel, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional
Kelley Wright joins the podcast to cuss and discuss Sandal Royal Barbados. We talk everything from the beach to butler service - join us!
Disney Holiday Insights, Mickey Turns 90, Walt Disney's Birthday and Star Wars in coming to Disney 2019!
Episode | December 11th, 2018 | 49 mins 7 secs
active trav, adventure travel, all-inclusive resorts, bahamas, conference, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, digital nomad, disneyland, disneyworld, family travel, france, group travel, luxury travel, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, walt disney
There is so much happening in the world of Disney during the holidays. Mickey turned 90, Walt Disney would have been 117, Christmas Decorations, New Years Fireworks, Star Wars Galaxy Edge and more!