When it comes to Australia, most people think of the coast and cities like Sydney and Melbourne, but sometimes some of the biggest rewards and a country’s hidden gems (more to come here!) are outside the main hubs.
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide heads down under to Tasmania and the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania.
Find out about the latest TSA scandals, airline on-time arrival records, the top 10 USA road trip spots, July 4th travel as well as the latest Australia travel news and attractions.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10am until 1pm ET on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
Featured guests include:
Ben Mutzabaugh, travel editor for USA Today, analyzes the latest travel news including airline on-time arrival records, a TSA bribery plot, and the only U.S. state without a national park.
Dianne “Di” Hollister, former Tasmanian House of Assembly member and Tasmania guide, offers a local’s perspective on the five places, events and attractions that make the area special.
Greg Irons, owner and director of Bonorong Wildlife Park, talks about the plant and wildlife indigenous to the area and what we can do to protect it.
Brian Ritchie, curator for the MONA FONA music festival and the former bassist for the Violent Femmes, explains the festival’s founding and history and what visitors can expect to see and hear.
Courtney Scott, senior editor for Travelocity.com, shares the top 10 travel destinations the July Fourth as well as tips on how to save this year.
Warren Glover, founder and historian for Henry Arts Hotel, talks about how the aboriginal community of Australia shaped the country and people of today.
Xavier López Ancona, CEO and founder of, KidZania, discusses the creation and purpose of his educational theme park.
Bill Lark, founder of Larks Distillery, explores why Tasmania is the ideal place to craft malt-whisky and the history of the bevarage there.
Jack Carriger, on the board of directors of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), fills Peter in on at the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.
Cary Lewincamp, Tasmanian musician, gives his perspective on local music and how to understand the sounds of Tasmania.
Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, tells Peter the top 10 quirky attractions in America in 2012.
Neil Perry, award-winning Australian chef, talks about the distinctive elements of Australian cuisine, his restaurants and his partnership with Qantas.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com