Going Places Matthew Brumley is the founder of Earthbound Expeditions, which organizes group travel to destinations around the world for various clients, including KNKX. "Going Places" is our new weekly travel segment exploring all aspects of getting from Point A to Point B.
Going Places

Going Places

From KNKX Public Radio

Matthew Brumley is the founder of Earthbound Expeditions, which organizes group travel to destinations around the world for various clients, including KNKX. "Going Places" is our new weekly travel segment exploring all aspects of getting from Point A to Point B.

Most Recent Episodes

After 5 years, KNKX bids adieu to Going Places

Dear listeners, We have some news about Going Places. As we close out 2018, we're also ending our travel segment as a weekly feature.

If you're still looking for holiday gifts, our travel expert has some advice

We all have those people who are impossible to buy holiday gifts for. "I'm in that situation right now," said KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley. "I'm missing a couple key presents for a couple key people in my life – one of them being my wife." (She knows.)

If you're still looking for holiday gifts, our travel expert has some advice

How to prepare for — and deal with — getting sick while traveling

Editor's note: This segment was originally broadcast on May 29, 2014. Sometimes, people get sick while they're away from home. KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley certainly has seen that in his decades leading group tours around the world. "I've been probably in 20 different hospitals in 20 different countries in the last 20 years," he said.

How to prepare for — and deal with — getting sick while traveling

How books inspire travel: Following in the footsteps of an author or character

Editor's note: This segment originally aired on Jan. 19, 2017. They say reading a book can take you far away. That's usually a metaphor. But for many, books inspire literal travel, to follow in the footsteps of great authors or stories.

How books inspire travel: Following in the footsteps of an author or character

Going Places special edition: Westport surf shop creates community for wave riders

WESTPORT, WASH. — Drive as far west as you can in Grays Harbor County, and you'll meet the ocean in Westport. Waves roll into the beach there, next to a jetty that marks the entrance of the bay. It's where Al Perlee arrived decades ago with a wetsuit and a surfboard. A while later, he opened The Surf Shop.

Going Places special edition: Westport surf shop creates community for wave riders

Sending gratitude to those who help us travel, especially this time of year

Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday travel season that's famously busy and stressful for many. Travelers can face long lines at airports, winter weather delays, difficult drives, and so much more. So it's become something of a tradition on our weekly travel segment, "Going Places," to reflect on those who make the experience a little easier.

Sending gratitude to those who help us travel, especially this time of year

Learning About Hawaii's History On The Big Island

KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley is in Hawaii this week, exploring the Big Island and learning about its history.

Revisiting Chile, Argentina, And 5 Things You Must Do There

Editor's note: This segment originally aired on Feb. 5, 2015. Travelers from the United States spend a lot of time abroad, mostly in Europe. Far fewer head to South America. KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley has five things everyone should see and do in two South American countries: Chile and Argentina.

If You're Looking For The Sun, There Are Options Near And Far

Editor's note: This segment originally aired Dec. 10, 2015. The fall and winter are famously gray and drizzly in western Washington. In fact, we're already seeing some of that weather. And that causes many of us to look for a temporary reprieve. KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley says how far you travel to find it depends entirely on what you're looking for.

As More People Travel, Crowds Grow At Popular Destinations

KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley had a busy summer. He was in Switzerland, England, Croatia and Solvenia, just to name a few places. And everywhere he went, it seemed the crowds were bigger than he's seen, even with 30 years experience as a travel guide.

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