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Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - July 03, 2005

Celebrate America's Birthday and the Birthday of “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!” beginning its 4th year on the air!

Tour America in 2 hours visiting Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas and Philadelphia!

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Stephanie Abrams provides insights into the historic sites in Philadelphia as that great city gears up to celebrate the 300th Birthday of Benjamin Franklin. You'll hear a musician play the Glasarmonica, an instrument invented by Franklin for which Mozart and Beethoven wrote special musical pieces. . .. but you'll hear Henry Mancini's Theme from the Pink Panther played on the glasarmonica!

To celebrate “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!” birthday and its entrance into its fourth year on the air, a seven night stay for 2 at the Flamingo Beach Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rico will be given away on this show!

Guests Include:

Suzanne Wenz, Director of PR for Fairmont Hotels talking about the Fairmont Copley Plaza and Boston's Freedom Trail.

Michael Touchy, Director of Sales for the Fairmont New Orleans, sharing with listeners insights into the unique French legacy and special attractions for the visitor to the Big Easy.

Kevin Frid, Regional Vice President for Fairmont Hotels and General Manager of the Fairmont Chicago, exploring the Millennium Park, bicycling around Chicago and places to visit on foot from this strategically located hotel.

Bob Vennuci, President of the Riviera Hotel & Casino shares the uniqueness of the hotel, explores its growth and shares its history as the hotel celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Las Vegas celebrates its 100th Birthday!

Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - July 10, 2005

We're off to Ireland! We'll visit Limerick, Ennis, Galway, and more with traditional Irish music captured in a Limerick Pub and a walking tour of a historic home!

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Great places to visit in Ireland, historic events and buildings in Ireland, how to get to Ireland and how to get around once you are there and where to have the time of your life in Ireland!

You'll also find out where the expression, “They won't give you the time of day!” comes from, as well on this show that is spiced with traditional Irish music recorded live on site at Dolan's Pub in Limerick and at Logan Airport in Boston at the celebration ceremonies of the inaugural flight of American Airlines from Boston to Shannon, Ireland on May 2, 2005!

Guests Include:

Pat Dooley from Dan Dooley Car Rental talking about the company founded by his father, the only independent car rental company in Ireland, with tips on driving in Ireland and insights into the Irish spirit.

Niall Ennis, who, with his wife Gillian, are Innkeepers of the Carrygerry Country House,, located only minutes away from Shannon Airport in Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, Ireland. Niall shares with listeners a bit about this charming B&B and its convenient location in a country setting on Irelands west coast region. Carrygerry Country House is part of the Select Hotels group.

Sean Spellissy, author of many books about Ireland and specifically about County Clare, joins Stephanie Abrams in the lounge of the charming and centrally located Temple Gate Hotel, once a convent in Ennis, to bring the history of Ennis, winner of Ireland's Tidiest Town Award, to life with recommendations on historically rich sites to visit in County Clare.

Una O'Carroll, joins Stephanie Abrams as she takes listeners on a tour of the Georgian House and Garden located at No.2 Perry Square in Limerick built in 1838. Your radio tour will make you feel as if you are walking right beside them as you visit this former home of the Perry family and meander through their more than 6000 sq. ft. home, learning about their daily lives and their scandalous secrets that were very much a part of fashionable Georgian life!

Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - July 17, 2005

Travel with us as we explore the Saxony region of Germany where Bach and Mozart's influence is felt even on the restaurant menus! We'll explore the glorious countryside, the historic landmarks, visit a winery and HEAR the wine vats tell their story!!

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Where to stay in Leipzig and Dresden, the rebuilding of Dresden and its Frauenkirche (Our Lady) Cathedral, the Bach Music Festival, The Bach Museum, a choral concert at the Bach Music Festival, a visit to the first European porcelain factory, a winery and art, history, architecture and wine of the Saxony region of Germany.

The show concludes with a tour Saxony, Germany and unique insights into its history through the eyes of Prince Alexander of Saxony whose family traces its ancestry to Augustus the Strong, first King of Saxony.

The Thomaner Choir performs Bach pieces in concert at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig where Bach played the organ on Sundays.

Christa Schoen Feldinger and Gerhard Schoen Feldinger perform a duo composed by Mozart, Adaggio for Glasarmonica in C, on the glasarmonica, an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin and explain the link between this unique instrument and the US.

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Hans Jurgen Goller, Managing Director of Saxony Tourism, provides in-depth information on the history of this culturally rich region of Germany which was ravaged in World War II and then fell under communist control as part of East Germany. Herr Goller shares the fascinating story of Saxony that listeners will enjoy as the strength and focus of the Saxons triumphs in this travelers' wonderland!

Karl Badstuber, General Manager, Westin Bellevue in Dresden, Germany, shares information on the hotel's unique accommodations, history and location at dinner in their gourmet restaurant!

Jorg Potreck, General Manager of the Westin Leipzig, share information on this new hotel and the city in which it is located. Its brand new restaurant with its spectacular rooftop view of the city is the launching point for lunching and learning!

Antje Wiedermann, Director of Tourism provides insights into the state-owned winery, Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebaul, Germany and you'll hear the “Symphony of the Varietals,” music played at the vats in the winery.

Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - July 24, 2005

Food takes a holiday on “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!”

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Today, visit with places known recognized for their food specialty! This show takes us from Ipswich, home of the Ipswich clam to food prepared on wood-burning stoves on a 100 year old schooner sailing from Maine!

Plus visits with hotels, destinations and chefs famous for a food specialty! Ever wonder where Caesar salad came from? It wasn't Rome! How about Parker House Rolls, Banana Daiquiris, Waldorf Salads, Irish coffee? You'll get the answers to this and more specialty food items associated with tourism!

Guests Include:

Paulino Levy from La Casa Del Campo Restaurant on the Poktapok Golf Course in Cancun, Mexico where “the Flavor of Mexico is at Your Table!

Lesley Di Virgilio, Proprietor and Innkeeper at th Ann;s Point Inn at Bass Harbor, Maine, where gourmet breakfasts and sunsets are only matched by the Sunset Picnic Baskets prepared for guests to dine alfresco.

John Maibach, General Manager of the Black Point Inn in Maine. . .think Lobsters!

Bill Nelson, Manager of the Ipswich Visitor Center in Massachusetts . . . think Clams!

Captain Noah Barnes of the Schooner Stephen Tauber where food is prepared aboard on wood-burning stoves.

Travel with Stephanie Abrams! - July 31, 2005

Join Stephanie Abrams as she introduces her audience to a President and to a Visionary!

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Safety tips for traveling in today's complex world.

Updates on the value of using a travel agent and using an agent who has an internet website and booking engine.

A visit in Leipzig, Germany to visit the Bach Museum.

And a visit to the nearly finished Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, which was flattened by the Allies in World War II after the bombing of London by the Nazis.

Guests Include:

Kathy Sudeikis, President of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents (and sister of “Norm” from “Cheers!”)

Christoph Wolff, Director of the Bach Archive at the Bach Museum, Harvard University, shares insights into Bach's relationship with Leipzig.

Herr Eberhardt Burger, architect and driving force behind the rebuilding of Dresden, Germany's Our Lady Cathedral (Frauenkirche), a mission he spearheaded with passion.

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