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A Conversation with Don George Editor of BBC's Words & Wanderlust

Listen to the conversation on the Lowell Thomas Award winning travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a weekly featured Podcast on NPR.ORG

Honored to be a guest speaker in Don George’s journalism class at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, I seized the opportunity to interview Mr. George after class. Don George wrote the book on travel writing, literally. His guidebook, “Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing,” is the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. Don has been a travel writer and editor for more than three decades, starting out at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and later working as the Wanderlust editor for Salon.com and as Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications. Today Don is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler and the editor of the BBC Travel column Words and Wanderlust. In this far-ranging conversation, Don talks with Tom Wilmer about the youthful moment in Paris that changed his life, how his goal transformed from being a poet to being a travel writer, the evolution of his career from newspapers to websites, his most memorable on-the-road epiphanies, and the larger meaning and purpose of travel and travel writing.

 

http://www.don-george.com/about.html

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/trip-lit/

 

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Fresh and organics hallmark at Westin SFO Grill & VIne

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Following an culinary apprenticeship at the prestigious Grand Hotel Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland, Westin SFO Executive Chef, Werner Fankhauser fine tuned his culinary expertise at five star hotels in Zurich before commencing a career with Westin Hotels and Resorts with tenures across America and Canada. He settled in at the Westin SFO where his passionate love of fine cuisine and zest for sourcing the freshest locally produced ingredients are primary factors behind his successful career that includes winning the prestigious Gold and Best of the Show from the American Culinary Foundation. join the conversation with Fankhauser at the Westin SFO’s Grill and Vine restaurant.
   

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Westin SFO things to do and see w Jeff Guy

Listen to the interview on the Lowell Thomas Award winning podcast on NPR.ORG. Come along and join me for a visit with Jeff Guy, Director of Sales and Marketing as we talk not only about cool attributes inside of the hotel, but the advantages of using the Westin SFO as base camp for exploring the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, day trips to the beach and northbound adventures across the Golden Gate for a day of wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma Valley.

 

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Westin SFO GM Talks tech and innovation

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I’m your host Tom Wilmer, come along and join me for a fascinating conversation with Tom Scaramellino, General Manager of the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel and the sister property Aloft, offering a techie alternative hotel environment. Scaramellino talks about how the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel offers much more than a typical Airport Hotel experience, as well as the adjacent Aloft Hotel, with a millennial architectural twist catering to tech savvy generation. Equally intriguing are the new tech trends at Westin, including keyless room entry via your mobile devise and the ability to check while in transit aboard the shuttle van from the airport.

 

 

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Discover North Platte Nebraska

Exploring the Heartland of America---North Platte Nebraska

Travel Correspondent, Tom Wilmer reports from the Heartland of America, where he explores cool things to do and see in North Platte, Nebraska. In my opinion, the heartland of America is Nebraska and the heart of the heartland is the town of North Platte. Visits include Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park with Superintendent Jason Tonsfelt. David Fudge, NEBRSAKAland Days’ Executive Director shares a taste of the annual event that includes live music big-stage performances, and the legendary Buffalo Bill Rodeo, proclaimed as America’s oldest rodeo. Fort Cody Trading Post in North Platte, is the state’s largest souvenir store, and it’s one of America’s last fee-standing, family-owned roadside attractions. Fort Cody owner, Chuck Henline, reminisces about his multi-generation family business where a one-headed calf, play tomahawks and kitschy gifts are popular items with the kids.  Listen to the show on the Lowell Thomas Award winning NPR.ORG Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.

www.VisitNebraska.com

www.VisitNorthPlatte.com

http://www.westnebraska.com/May-2014/NEBRASKAland-Days/

 

 

 

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