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What's ahead for Sunday Travel Radio in 2009

5-6pm (ET) Talking Travel with Roy Lowey



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Comprehensive, substantive, content-rich, multimedia. The complete story. Global coverage with a constant presence on the World Wide Web!

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This one will take you to our broadcast segments and other audio features.

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This one will take you to a slideshow of a destination we have covered.


“If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest — in all its ardour and paradoxes — than our travels. They express, however inarticulately, an understanding of what life might be about, outside the constraints of work and the struggle for survival. Yet rarely are they considered to present philosophical problems — that is, issues requiring thought beyond the practical. We are inundated with advice on where to travel; we hear little of why and how we should go — though the art of travel seems naturally to sustain a number of questions neither so simple nor so trivial and whose study might in modest ways contribute to an understanding of what the Greek philosophers beautifully termed eudaimonia or human flourishing.”

— from The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

For commentaries on some very special travel books CLICK HERE!

What is Ecotourism? Listen to Roy's interview with Martha Honey, Director of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

The Nature and Challenges of Travel Writing

A special commentary featuring John Berendt (author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The City of Falling Angels) CLICK HERE!

Looking for practical and consumer-friendly travel websites? Check out the ones we recommend. CLICK HERE!


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Talking Travel recommends

Lisa Codianne Fowler

Lisa Codianne Fowler is an award-winning travel journalist who has covered destinations from St. Petersburg, Florida to St. Petersburg, Russia. She’s ridden bum boats in Singapore, swum with sharks in Tahiti and enjoys sailing the Caribbean. Though more nature lover than city girl, she has a special fondness for Paris. But her favorite spot on the planet is her hometown of Sarasota, of which she regularly writes about for the Sarasota CVB. For Visit Florida’s domestic and international markets, she has traveled to every corner of the state, with her articles appearing in at least six languages. Luxury and romantic travel, food and wine, pet-friendly travel and nature are her primary inspirations, though she has covered everything from biker clubs to bath products. Her work has appeared in international, national and local print publications and peppers many an online venue. She is a frequent guest and occasional co-host on Travel Talk Radio Network.








Roy Lowey, Producer and Host




Every Wednesday, come Hell or high water, a loyal group of fans gather on the St. Petersburg pier to listen to the show.






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Program Schedule!

Where did we go in 2006? What destinations did we cover? Who appeared on the show? What travel resources did we discover?

Where did we go in 2005? What destinations did we cover? Who appeared on the show? What travel resources did we discover?

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Talking Travel
Bringing You the Big Picture in Travel


News, Views, and Reviews.

Originating from Florida's Suncoast, we broadcast 24/7 worldwide.

Previous shows and our journalists' in-depth reports are archived on our website.

Talking Travel


about the best in a destination;

about rediscovering natural beauty;

about just getting away;


Talking Travel
For the discerning and adventurous traveler. Enjoy our first-hand, grassroots, travel reviews, travel features, and direct-to-consumer travel links. This site offers travel articles to: North America, Canada, United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and many other global destinations. We also give you consumer advice and tips, industry guests who are at the heart of the travel world. Look to us for ecotourism, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism, culinary tourism, soft adventure, seniors deals, singles travel, voluntourism, historical travel, arts travel, music travel, horticultural travel, ecological travel, geological travel, great cities, travel celebrities, spas, virtual and armchair travel, off the beaten path travel, arts and crafts, cruises and cruise vacations, romantic trips, book reviews, 50+ travel, in-depth, content-rich, substantive travel journalism, traveling with children, e-zines, internet magazines, web magazines, true stories, humorous articles, funny features, human interest features, nature photos, environment photographs, photos, adventurous stories, real true stories, true adventures, vacations, holidays, Caribbean vacations, cheap hotels, great places to go, nature hikes, nature photography, family vacations, family holidays, trip planner, great trips, scenic photos, holiday vacations, holidays, holiday stories, foreign destinations, International travel trips.


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Newsworthy Travel

At Talking Travel, we also emphasize the newsworthiness of this industry.

Listen to Roy's interview with Peter Greenberg (AOL Travel Contributing Editor) on this subject.


Links that take you from the grassroots to the world!

In the travel stories and other resource features on our website you will find carefully chosen hyperlinks that take you directly to useful travel websites and other recommended information

Meet our unique team of experienced travel journalists. CLICK HERE!

The Diverse Nature of Travel

We travel for many reasons, and with many results. Visit Grassroots Travel Stories and discover our growing list of personal travel stories.


  • Agritourism
  • Arts and Travel
  • Culinary Travel
  • Cultural Insight
  • Exotic Travel
  • Family Travel
  • Historical Travel
  • Ecotourism and Soft Adventure
  • Genealogical Travel
  • Great Cities
  • Great Train Travel
  • Intrepid Traveling
  • Nature Travel
  • Personal Travel Experiences
  • Special Interest Traveling
  • Unexpected Travel
  • Voluntourism