Celebrating Six Years of Speaking of Travel

Mark Twain once said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

A big shout out to all of you following Speaking of Travel! The show is growing and more and more people are tuning in.

There is a reason Speaking of Travel is finding success as a regional radio show and as a global podcast... Every episode delivers a great travel story!

Speaking of Travel is in its sixth year. That’s over 300 travel conversations. And I have learned from each and every guest that travel helps you become a better person when you are open to new experiences, people, cultures and challenges.

Wherever you go, whether across the state or across the world, you come back with a greater appreciation for life and for people. And that’s how travel changes the world. And that’s what we need to be doing now more than ever.

Travel transforms your life and changes the way you think about yourself and the world. Tune in to Speaking of Travel and find out how traveling teaches you more than a job or classroom ever will.

The Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project Series presents a monthly educational series with industry leaders who discuss climate change and its impact on the places we love to travel, as well as how to become sustainable travelers. Guests include experts from Green Peace, PBS, Audubon, Dogwood Alliance, the Audubon Society and the Center for Honey Bee Research.

Speaking of Flying is a Speaking of Travel airport interview series highlighting passengers and their unique adventures through the Asheville Regional Airport. Find out where people are heading and also learn some valuable travel tips.

Do you love music? Speaking of Travel features musicians from near and far to talk about how travel influences their creative process and brings the world closer together through lyrics and melodies. From Bluegrass to Jazz and every genre in-between.

Each and every conversation on Speaking of Travel reveals at some point how travel has changed a life in some way or another. How meeting new people of all cultures, eating new foods and placing themselves into the unknown turns out is quite powerful and empowering! 

Travel is the best way to challenge yourself. It takes you to your limit and often pushes you outside your comfort zone.

Speaking of Travel brings you some of the most interesting and unusual travel stories from around the globe and from right here in our own backyard. This is the place to find inspiration to pack your bags and hit the road.

I'm excited to welcome listeners from the U.S., England, Ecuador, Spain, Germany, China, Nepal and Poland.


New Belgium’s Community Ambassador Mike Craft and Sustainable Coordinator Sarah Fraser explain how kindling social, environmental and cultural change as a business role model works for the community.

They have an entire team of coworkers dedicated to understanding and improving New Belgium’s impact on ecosystems.

Dedicated to proving that business can be a force for good, come visit New Belgium Brewing in Asheville. Free tours and great beers!

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Miranda Peterson is the founder and owner of Namaste in Nature, a yoga, hiking and meditation respite in Western North Carolina that helps relive stress and anxieties while celebrating and appreciating nature.


Namaste in Nature offers multiple options for each person in the practices she guides so they are inclusive of everyone from beginners to experts. 

Miranda believes yoga is for every body and should be accessible to everyone. Namaste in Nature offers multiple options for each person in the practices she guides so they are inclusive of everyone from beginners to experts. 

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There's something so magical about getting the chance to travel to a new place, surrounded by a new culture, sights, food and people. Every trip becomes an adventure, a story and a memory. You may never know what’s waiting for you, but you always know it definitely will be worth your memory.

 Peter Krull and his wife Melissa Booth love traveling together and explain how this shared passion builds a happy relationship based on the excitement to discover the next adventure and escape their comfort zones.

Find out how they research and plan their trips and why travel feeds their dreams. 

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“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

Remember... Life is Short! Don't Postpone Joy!