Here’s the expected about Clearwater & Saint Petersburg: Great white sand beaches. And then there’s the unexpected about these two Florida cities….For starters, there’s the Salvador Dali Museum with one of the best collections of Salvador Dali; Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter the dolphin — and an amazing story of rehabilitation and technology. Some really great local shops and restaurants, only to be outdone by some really fun catch and cook restaurants that only open when the fish is fresh.
Hear from locals on and off the beach this when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Featured Guests Include:
Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief for Travel Weekly, discusses the latest travel industry research that travel pros need to know.
Gary Hidu, chief concierge at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, shares how to best enjoy Clearwater; he will also give some background information on the Hyatt and his role as a concierge.
David Yates, CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will provide facts about the aquarium, and will talk about the best way to view the dolphins when visiting, he will also discuss education and enrichment goals.
Glen Whitney, founder and executive director at the National Museum of Mathematics, will talk about how math and travel relate, with topics such as geometric principles that can help with packing suitcases and routing theories that can help choose the speediest route.
Richard Preston, executive chef at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, will offer insights on the food of the region and popular local dishes, and will talk about his favorite places to eat in Clearwater; in addition he will explain his signature dishes at the resort.
Susan Breslow, about.com expert on Honeymoons and Romantic Travel, explores romantic destinations in Florida for couples who are planning a honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic trip.
Trisha Rodriguez, co-owner of Tropics Boat Tours, will speak about the company’s mission, the unique tours offered, and what visitors can expect to see and do; in addition, she will talk about her favorite local places and give pointers on Dolphin safety.
Joe Rodowsky, instructor at SurfStyle, will talk about the innovative FlowRider indoor surfing experience, and will tell listeners his favorite places in and around Clearwater for surfing, sunning, and eating.
Kathe Lison, author of The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese, discusses her new book and explains what makes French cheese so remarkable.
Lisa Chandler, owner of Pier 60 Concessions and Barefoot Beach House, explains the overall pier experience and the cultural highlights of the area.
By Ashleigh Whelan for PeterGreenberg.com