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 | January 20th, 2020 | 23 mins 36 secs
culture trip, france, french 101, german 101, language immersion, language learning, learn french, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, wanderlust, wine travel
Unused language skills will atrophy like unused muscle. Put your language skills to practice in a country that speaks it with experts to guide you. The new experiences and memories made will have you conversing like the language body builder you always wanted to be!
Episode | December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
adventure travel, canary islands, cruising, cruising ducks, culinary travel, explorer of the seas, family travel, funchal, lisbon, malaga, medeira, portugal, royal caribbean international, spain, tapas, toboggan
Better known to Americans as a tasty wine, made famous by George Washing, but also a lush, tropical, Portuguese island off the coast of Africa.
Episode | December 2nd, 2019 | 38 mins 55 secs
bahamas, caribbean, cruises, cruising, family travel, gluten free travel, great stirrup cay, group travel, laser tag, nci, norwegian cruise lines, norwegian encore, the haven, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional
What is it like to sail an inaugural voyage on a new cruise ship? All about the Norwegian Encore on this episode of Travel Radio Podcast.
Episode | November 26th, 2019 | 43 mins 52 secs
africa, baby boomers, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, group travel, india, italy, luxury travel, qm2, queen mary 2, singles travel, singles travel international, solo travel, south america, travel, world cruise
Get ready for the greatest singles travel event on the high seas... LUXURY WORLD CRUISE ON QM2!
Episode | November 18th, 2019 | 51 mins 55 secs
active travel, adventure travel, alaska, alaska cruise, celebrity cruise, celebrity solstice, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, glass blowing, luxury travel, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional
Alaska is huge! Cruise it to save time on transport and take in as much of it's beauty as you can on your vacation!
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.