Travel Expert and Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Abrams - Shownotes
Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - October 05, 2008 - Shownotes & Audio Archive

Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams takes listeners coast-to-coast on whirlwind tour taking in visits in Ireland, finding a bit of Spain in Bayside, NY, an visitor's view of Montreal, updates on what's new in NYC, seeing Greece through the film Mamma Mia, and a stop in Sarasota to visit the Ringling Mansion and Circus Museum!


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Hour 1

Topics Include:

The stories of two families who sailed to New York from Ireland in the 1800's on the Dunbrody Famine Ship, reproduced in New Ross, Co. Wexford with fund raised with the help of former US Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith, is told by two actors who give facts and emotional insights into their travel experiences.

Show host travel expert Stephanie Abrams gives insights into the conversation rate of US dollars to Euros.

Stephanie Abrams welcomes the owner of the Marbella Restaurant in Bayside, NY to discuss the authentic corner of Spain that the restaurant offers patrons.

Stephanie Abrams notes that the euro is down to $1.37 from just 2 weeks ago when it was ranging $1.54 to $1.57.  Abrams suggests that travelers interested in locking the cost of their future travels should watch the exchange rate and lock in a rate that fits their budgets.

Actors portraying Mrs. Mary O'Brien and Mrs. Anne White share the stories of the two families who sailed from New Ross, Ireland to NYC on the ship known as the Dunbrody Famine Ship and their experiences in steerage and first class travel in the 1800's.

Servando Cid, co-owner, Marbella Restaurant in Bayside, Queens, NY, chats with Stephanie Abrams about the authentic quality of the experience for patrons at his Spanish restaurant.

Guests Include:

Servando Cid, co-owner, Marbella Restaurant in Bayside, Queens, NY.

Hour 2

Topics Include:

Exploring Montreal's Gothic section, port area, modern downtown shopping area and underground city of Place Ville Marie including places to visit, places to shop, and places to eat! Learn about the ease of arriving in Montreal on Amtrak, staying in the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel built over the train station, dining at the delightfully charming Le Vieux Port Restaurant in the Old Port section of Montreal and more!

Learn all about a traveler's experience, who is a fan of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams,  taking Amtrak from  to Montreal and staying at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel with a group of 20 people after he heard about  this itinerary when Stephanie took that trip in February 2008 and broadcast from the hotel!

Learn about how the ‘wildlife' on the Amtrak train competed with the wildlife along the Hudson River and Lake Champlain where American Bald Eagles abound!

Catch up on what's new in NYC! Lean about the opening of the newly refurbished Intrepid in the Hudson River, the new Museum of Arts and Design, and the special Michelangelo exhibit visiting New York City. Learn about the November 8th opening the Intrepid, the aircraft carrier exhibit on the Hudson River, and the new Museum of Arts and Design located at the old 1960's Huntington Hartford Museum. 

Guests Include:

John Campoli, VP, WBRK 101.7 FM and WBRK AM 1340.

Francis Lewis, Morris Visitors Publications.

Hour 3

Topics Include:

Visiting Greece and Israel with Homeric Tours.

Learn about the filming of “Mamma Mia” in Greece and not in Italy!

Find out how to create a “Sun and Ski” vacation to experience the sunny Greek Isles and ski in the Panthos Mountains outside of Athens.

Visit Sarasota, learn about the rich experience you'll have at the Ringling Estate, Gardens, Circus Museum and Art Gallery and how to earn points while you travel there using your CitiPremierPass Card.

Guests Include:

John A. Klados, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Homeric Tours.

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