Travel Expert and Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Abrams
Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - September 14, 2008 - Shownotes & Audio Archive

Fly off with Stephanie Abrams on Continental Airlines to Shannon, Ireland to guide Benedictine Nun Sister Catherine Markey around Ireland on her dream-of-a-lifetime trip!

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Hour 1

Topics Include:

Sister Catherine Markey, 80+ year old Benedictine Nun providing insights into her experiences on her first trip to Ireland. Sister Catherine's family roots are in Ireland. Her traveling companion, Kathy Jarvis from Fort Smith, Arkansas, brought Sister Catherine to Stephanie's attention and the Stephanie Abrams Travel Fairy Godmother created unique opportunities for Sister Catherine traveling in Ireland. You won't want to miss this report!

XL Leisure Travel Group, a huge UK travel company with offices in England, France and Germany, announced its bankruptcy, pointing to huge increases in fuel costs as the root of their economic problems. Most XL customers were covered by travel insurance which is mandatory in the UK. Stephanie explores how US travelers can protect their travel investments in challenging economic times.

Focus on the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group in Ireland, where history and luxury intersect, with the general manager of Fitzpatrick Castle in Killiney, County Dublin, located in easy reach of downtown Dublin by car or DART, Dublin's Rapid Transport service.

Guests Include:

Sister Catherine Markey, Benedictine Nun from Fort Smith, Arkansas

Jim Grace, President & CEO, Insure My Trip.

Nicky Logue, General Manager, Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Hour 2

Topics Include:

In-depth discussion of the history, features and benefits of the location and guest amenities at family owned and operated Fitzpatrick Castle, County Dublin, Ireland.

Take a walk down the hill from Fitzpatrick Castle to the historic and picturesque town of Dalkey and visit Dalkey Castle.

Stephanie Abrams commends and thanks Continental's on-board personnel, including Continental Concierge Monty and Flight Attendant Alice on CO flight 24 from Newark to Shannon for their contribution to making the flight a wonderful experience, and Maggie in Customer Service at Newark Liberty Airport Continental's Presidents Club at Gate 72/90

Guests Include:

Nicky Logue, General Manager, Fitzpatrick Castle.

Margaret Dunne, Manager, Dalkey Castle, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland
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Hour 3

Topics Include:

Hear about what every golfer needs to know about the award-winning European Golf Course of the Year at Druids Glen, County Wicklow, Ireland, from its Golf Pro.

Learn about the 5-Star Marriott Druids Glen Resort and its mountain-lodge architecture that brings the beauty of nature into the hotel

Find out about the pre-Christian altar discovered on the grounds of the resort that led to its name, “Druids Glen.”

Check out how to connect with new clubs in Ireland at Druids Glen Golf Resort to avoid the extra weight, extra baggage and extra costs when going to Ireland to golf!

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Guests Include:

George Henry, Golf Pro, Marriott Druids Glen Golf Resort, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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