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Radio Guests – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – June 26, 2010

Locations in this article:  Los Angeles, CA

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - photo via Kona Village ResortOn Saturday, June 26, Peter will broadcasts his radio show from Kona Village Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line.) Featured guests include:

Scott McCartney, travel editor for The Wall Street Journal, sharing his insight on what the recent pilot strike will cost Spirit Airlines and other breaking travel news;

Sean O’Neill, blog editor for, revealing why some flights cancel in bad weather while others take to the skies;

Lani Opunui, cultural historian & author, sharing the history of this special resort that sits on an old fishing village;

Chef Mark Tsuchiyama of Kona Village Resort, on how Big Island cuisine has evolved over the years and what inspires him about fresh, local ingredients;

Jane Engle, assistant travel editor for the Los Angeles Times, talking about the latest travel news, from South Africa’s high-speed trains to tourism troubles in Mexico;

Bob Cooper, owner of The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, sharing the delicious story of Hawaii’s newest crop: chocolate;

Charles Veley, the most-traveled man in the world and founder of, telling his stories of traveling on the Big Island and beyond;

Rob Pacheco, owner & president of Hawaii Forest & Trail, explaining why Kona is such a unique location for eco-tourism, from volcano hikes to rainforest trekking, and more;

Joe Sharkey, columnist for The New York Times, on the aftermath of the Spirit Airlines pilot strike, how business travel is rebounding, and more;

Robert “Bubba” Rutledge, veteran Kona Village beach boy, on water adventures for visitors of all skill levels, from bamboo pole fishing to the latest craze, stand-up paddleboarding.

For previous shows, visit our Radio Archives.

Learn more about the destination in our Hawaii Travel section.