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Radio Guest List–Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, Louisiana–October 8, 2011

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New Orleans, credit Beadmobile via Flickr Creative Commons

New Orleans, credit Beadmobile via Flickr Creative Commons

Filmmaker Ken Burns has documented a vast amount of American history and in so doing has traveled all over the country. Peter sits down with him find out his favorite travel destinations and experiences.

And take a look into the workings of a New Orleans rum distillery when Peter talks with Erick Lewko about the rum making process and the special edition 10 year rum created in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina.

Listen to these guests and more on Saturday, October 8, when Peter sits with these travel experts and local guests as he broadcasts his radio show from the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email
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Featured guests include:

Ken Burns, an award-winning American film-maker and documentarian, will explain the making of “Jazz” and which of his films lead him to the best travel destinations.

Erick Lewko, the sales manager of Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, talks about the history of rum and how his distillery works.

George Hobica, President/CEO of, discusses the best time to book a hotel room and explains the current state of the travel industry.

Jennifer Tombaugh, president of Tauck, a global traveling company, offers a perspective on the modern tour industry.

Ryan Krogh, research editor for Outside Magazine‘s “Best Towns Ever 2011,” shares what makes these 19 locations solid prospects for affordable living and job opportunities.

Jerry Gandolfo, owner of The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, explains New Orleans voodoo culture and describes how it is practiced today.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at University of Washington, talks to Peter about Romania, romance and travel.

Donald Harrison, a New Orleans saxophonist, singer and composer, shares what it means to be born and raised in the Crescent City and how music has influenced his style as “The King of Nouveau Swing.”

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