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  • Holiday and Winter Fun in California's Sequoia Country

    From snowshoeing and hiking among the Giant Sequoia trees to festive holiday events and dining destinations, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show with the Sequoia Tourism Council focuses on the holiday and winter experiences you can enjoy in California's Sequoia Country.WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: Featured Guests: - Sintia Kawasaki-Yee - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Info: - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia. Info: Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: 

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  • Celebrate Winter and the Holiday Season in Asheville, North Carolina

    From frozen waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest to festive fun on the Holly Jolly Grayline Trolley Christmas Tour, the magical decor at the The Biltmore, and colorful holiday lights at the North Carolina Arboretum, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show focuses on Winter Adventures and Holiday Fun in Asheville, North Carolina. Featured guests are Steve & Karen Wilson, owners and innkeepers of The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast, a grand pink lady located in the heart of the Montford Historic District. See: Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show airs every 1st Tuesday. Follow the show:
  • Glynn Burrows - Rail Travel in England

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glynn Burrows, owner of Norfolk Tours UK , who shares the history of rail travel in England and what visitors can experience today as part of their vacation. Read Glynn's article here: Glynn Burrows appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday covering England as a destination as well as family history research. Follow his podcasts here: Learn more about Norfolk Tours at 
  • Holiday Celebrations on the Historic Jefferson Highway

    It's all about Holiday Celebrations, Shopping, and Festive Fun on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana.  - LACY BURSON - Mainstreet Director of Marshall, Texas. Marshall was first designated an official Texas Main Street City in 1982 and is currently affiliated with Main Street America. More: SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau! Natchitoches is the oldest city in the state of Louisiana and a popular destination on the Jefferson Highway. Play your visit:  The Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: 
  • A Festive Time in Natchitoches, the Oldest City in Louisiana

    Celebrating the holiday season in Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" show was recorded onsite. Featured guests:- Arlene Gould - Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau- Sara Spillman - Merci Beaucoup Restaurant- Ralph Ney - Louisiana Travel Association & GM of Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel - Len & Judy Garrison - Travel Writers and publishers of SeeingSouthern.comFounded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. Celebrating a vibrant blend of French, Spanish, African, Native American, and Creole cultures, this charming city is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area and Louisiana’s No Man’s Land. More about Natchitoches at Follow Big Blend Radio's "Go to Natchitoches" show here: 
  • Cheryl Ogle - Travel Hacks for the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is upon us and that means airports will be busy! On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show, travel advisor Cheryl Ogle shares some great travel tips that range from packing and lugging gifts, to dealing with cancelled or delayed flights, and even airport security (TSA) rules. Read more about it on Cheryl's blog: WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: On Big Blend Radio every third Wednesday, Cheryl is a world traveler, accredited travel advisor, and owner of Hey Wanna Go that specializes in travel to Europe and the UK, as well as river and ocean cruises. More: 
  • IFWTWA Travel Writers Talk Holiday Escapes and Destinations

    From Egypt to Southern California and Florida, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA focuses on holiday escapes and destinations.WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: FEATURED IFWTWA TRAVEL WRITERS:* MICHELE D. BAKER is a world traveler, travel writer, photographer, author, and co-owner of Treasures of Egypt Tours and Pyramids Overlook Inn that overlooks the Sphinx and Pyramids in Egypt. More: * MARJORIE ROTHSTEIN is a travel writer and a a spa destination specialist focused on the latest trends in luxe destination resorts, wellness spas, beaming retreats, and transformational travel experiences. See her stories about Laguna Beach in Southern California: * TERRI GUTHRIE is an internationally published and monthly syndicated travel writer for lifestyle publications and online news. Terri’s work showcases luxury travel as she writes for affluent Dallas/Ft Worth areas. See Terri's story on the holiday season in St. Augustine, FL Follow Terri's adventures at:  Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at