Concert pianist Mame Huntsman is a maestra in more ways than one.
Extreme adventurer and TV host Aldo Kane on the trips you wouldn’t dare take.
You’d expect that one of the world’s most influential tech founders would have a laundry list of favorite travel apps—or at least a digitally-enhanced jet-lag survival strategy. But Dennis Crowley, who created Foursquare ten years ago and still serves as its executive chairman, uses surprisingly old-school methods when he’s on the road. On this episode of Travel Genius, he tells us why his must-pack object is a deflated soccer ball, why his reminders end up on his hand and not his phone, and why you should set up your hotel room like a retail store—not a second home.
There ain’t no mountain high enough for Ron Carson, chief executive of Carson Group, one of the largest wealth management firms in the United States—and we mean that literally. The Barron’s Hall-of-Famer is on a quest to summit all of the country’s major mountains. On this week’s Travel Genius, Carson talks about a lot more than hiking, including how to sleep well in a hotel room.
Adventurer and motivational speaker Akshay Nanavati offers an unlikely, attention-getting method of banishing jet lag mid-flight.
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone shares his best tips for hacking room service, his dirtiest packing secrets, and how to find the best restaurants anywhere in the world.
You know you’ve hit a new threshold of travel greatness when you can step off a long-haul flight and look like you’ve been decked out by a personal shopper at Barneys—hair and makeup included. Fashion entrepreneur Lisa Sun, founder of Project Gravitas, gets it right every time. On the latest episode of Travel Genius, Sun shares her tips for how we can do the same. (Hint: Your hotel has one key amenity you’re probably not using.) Don’t need the style tips? Use her array of travel tips for China, instead—her insights make the country as easy to navigate as it is to love.
It's the time of year to talk about holiday travel. Last year, more than 107 million people traveled between December 23 and January 1, or about one third of the country. And the stresses, strains and overload of an America on the move en masse can be a lot to cope with. We're here to help: On this week's Travel Genius, Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein teach you how to hack flight delays and handle the stresses of TSA checkpoints. We even get insight from Nikki’s own family. When things go wrong, as her brother-in-law proves, you don’t always have to pay what the airline might insist at first.
The idea that there is a perfect time to buy a flight for the best price is one of the oldest, most-repeated urban myths in travel. On this episode of Travel Genius, hosts Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein banish that rubbish once and for all, and offer some advice that actually will ensure you never overpay for a flight again.
We’ve all heard seen the viral stories: A scrappy traveler scores a round-the-world trip flying first class, all without a single dollar of cold, hard cash. On this week’s episode of Travel Genius, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood give you the five-point plan that’ll help you master the points and miles game just like those fabled globetrotters—including a simple overhaul of your online shopping habits that might come in handy ahead of the holiday season
Keeping yourself insured on the road can be a minefield of red tape – and even then, many policies have strategic gaps in what they will and won’t cover. On this episode of Travel Genius, hosts Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein break down the basics of travel insurance and flag a potential law that could simplify this problem.Then Jessica Nabongo, better known as “The Catch Me If You Can,” joins the conversation.
The best places to travel are popular for a reason, but that popularity can lead to over-tourism. You know the problem – you visit Venice or Dubrovnik, and you feel surrounded by fellow tourists, but few locals. On the second episode of Travel Genius, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood look at a few hotspots that have become poster children – poster places, even – for this problem, and suggest equally intrig
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