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  • Portugal Continued… with Ryan Opaz, Coauthor of Foot Trodden


    FOOT TRODDEN—The image and title of this new book was so intriguing that I contacted Ryan Opaz, the author immediately. I was dying to talk with him. Listen to our conversation HERE! Portugal has been a love of mine for a very long time. I visited myself in the mid-80’s, then my parents relocated and […]

  • Getting to Know Portugal with Jorge Silva


    Portugal is a country that I know fairly well from years past. My parents lived there for 15 years, and they made lots of friends. I brought several groups to visit over those years and of course, mom wanted me to meet all her friends. One friend, Luisa, told mom that I might like to […]

  • Annie & Iain Discuss The Art of Travel: How and Why People Travel


    Alain de Botton in his book The Art of Travel, “relates even the most disappointing experiences with delightful wit, graceful prose and surprising insight” (Los Angeles Times). Here to walk through this with me is Iain Baird, a friend, frequent guest on the show, and a man who loves a good discussion. LISTEN NOW: http://bit.ly/FreedomTravel18 […]

  • Jim Gresham: Charleston, Through a Tour Guide’s Eyes


    Meet Jim Gresham and listen to this relaxing conversation with our tour guide through Charleston and the nearby islands. He takes us on a virtual tour of his favorite Charleston alleys and hidden passages and offers great advice to first-time travelers!   SHOW NOTES: ➡️We are introduced to Jim Gresham and hear what attracted him […]

  • Diane Sustendal: Fashion Meets Travel


      Meet Diane Sustendal, a woman whose fashion assignments took her around the world. Diane’s career began by covering the art scene in New Orleans, which led to covering high profile events and interviewing entertainers and politicians in New York. She traveled the world as a freelance travel writer, and she was featured in the […]

  • Zoltan Powell: Life of a Romanian Orphan


    Meet Zoltan Powell, author of Tabula Rasa: Beyond a Place Called There… Listen and be inspired as Zoltan describes his upbringing in a Romanian Orphanage, followed by his struggles to success. Show Notes: ➡️Describing his life growing up in a Romanian orphanage, the history of why and how 500,000 children were abandoned. ➡️How he came […]

  • Tenuta Santo Pietro!


    Meet Giuseppe Savignano, Owner of Tenuta Santo Pietro! Alluring, historical and totally Tuscan—yes, that is how one might describe the boutique property name: Tenuta Santo Pietro. This winery hotel is a true “agriturismo,” where you experience an authentic slice of Italian culture and rural life that you won’t find in a hotel. Now, simply sit […]

  • A casual visit discussing Italy, food, culture & humanity with Fred Plotkin


    Podcast Episode #12 – A casual visit discussing Italy, food, culture & humanity with Fred Plotkin In this show you will meet Fred Plotkin, author of 9 books who has written for dozens of leading publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Opera News, Gourmet, Time, Newsweek, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Food […]

  • Ahh… Utah!


    Podcast Episode #11 – Ahh… Utah!  My 30 year career has focused on international travel–that is where my heart has let me until recently when my daughter and I decided to do a research trip to Utah.    🎧 LISTEN NOW! 🎧   This episode shines a light on two key destinations that are completely […]

  • Kim Hanson’s Move to Morocco – Podcast Episode 10!


    We’ve been waiting eagerly for it—episode 10 has been released! In this episode of Freedom Travel Podcast, Annie talks with Kim Hanson about her move to Morocco and her experiences teaching and living in a foreign country.   🎧 LISTEN NOW! 🎧   Show Notes: 1️⃣ After studying in England, Kim decides she wants to […]

  • Zolton Bagdy: My Narrow Escape from Hungary in 1956


    We’ve launched Podcast Episode 9! In this show, you will meet Zolton Bagdy, friend, and traveler who escaped Hungary in 1956, at the age of 17, with his parents and sister. 🎧 LISTEN NOW! 🎧 You will hear about his life before and during the revolution, you will hear about how they walked through the […]

  • Podcast Episode 8: First Start with the Honeymoon…then the Wedding!


    Podcast Episode 8 is up! In this show, I visit with Jonathan and Melissa Hunter who have TWO travel stories to share. 🎧 SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN ON OUR CHANNEL HERE! The first story is one of surprise. That is, Jonathan wanted to take his two teenage girls on a trip—but it was going to be […]