Travel Expert and Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Abrams - Traveling Feet Shownotes
Traveling Feet - October 11, 2008 - Shownotes & Audio Archive

With Halloween coming, Salem, Massachusetts presents “Haunted Happening,” The Salem Inn celebrates its 25th Anniversary,  Irish Idol and winner of Ireland's X-Factor competition, Liam Geddes, Jr. drops in to visit travel expert Stephanie Abrams' at Studio 35, the founder of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, Ireland is linked up by telephone across the Atlantic, and one of the descendents of the family that has owned Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain, gives insights into what makes this unique resort a place where people return year after year.

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Hour 1

Topics Include:

Tips on buying art at shipboard auctions and how to protect yourself from being ripped-off!

Details on Haunted Happenings in Salem, Massachusetts.

Take a tour of the historic Salem Inn's 40 rooms, ideally located for visitors to Salem, MA, celebrating its 25th year of operation.

Meet Liam Geddes, Jr., winning competitor in the Ireland's Idol contest, known as the X-Factor on which Simon Cowell is also a judge. Liam succeeded in winning, beating out 200,000 applicants! Liam appears live on Traveling Feet's Studio 35 at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA while visiting this Sister City of his home town, Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland.


Guests Include:

Kate Fox, Executive Director, Destination Salem.

Dick Pabich, co-owner of the Salem Inn.

Liam Geddes, Jr, Irish Idol, his dad, Liam Geddes, Sr., and his mom, Diedre Geddes.

Hour 2

Topics Include:

Stop in at Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, Ireland for insights into this unique museum which memorializes the history of the flying boat, the Pan Am Clipper, TWA, British Overseas Airlines and American Overseas Airways operations of flying boat flights.

Learn about how flying boats flew out of Foynes Airport, the old Shannon Airport, flown by Capt. Charles Lindburgh as the pilot, doing surveillance of the North Atlantic during WWII patrolling for German Submarines as part of the Irish assistance in keeping America safe.

Stephanie Abrams introduces Irish Idol Liam Geddes, Jr. to the founder of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, Ireland on the air!

Reminisce  about the famous people who flew into Foynes on the flying boat including John F. Kennedy, Martha Rae, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe and  the marriage of Ireland's National Treasure, Maureen O'Hara, wife of Capt. Charles Blare who was a flying boat pilot, who is godmother of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

Visit with Pennie Beach whose family run resort, Basin Harbor, providing 77 cottages and 42 guest rooms on Lake Champlain, 30 mile south of Burlington, VT. And 2 hours drive from Montreal. This Historic Hotel of America member has a long history starting as a working farm in 1882.

Guests Include:

Margaret O'Shaughnessy, Founder and Executive Director, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Ireland.

Liam Geddes, Jr., winner of Irish Idol TV competition.  

Pennie Beach, General Manager of family owned Basin Harbor.

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