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Radio Guest List – Waldorf Astoria Orlando – February 15, 2014

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pool_from_hotel_hr_new-trees_finalThis week we head to Florida’s largest inland city to broadcast from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. You’ll hear from the executive editor of Florida Travel + Life on the local hidden gems that have nothing to do with Disney.

Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what flight attendants really think about passengers, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Flight attendant and author Heather Poole dishes on a few secrets from her book, Cruising Altitude: Tales of Crash Pads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 feet.

You’ve heard of marathons, triathlons, and even ultra triathlons, but you’ll never guess how far Norma Bastidas  is willing to go…all in the fight to end human trafficking. She talks about her new documentary, Be Relentless, and how you can get involved in the cause.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

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:

Norman Van Aken, author and celebrity chef, known as “the founding father of New World Cuisine,” and one of the first to introduce the concept of “fusion,” gives a little preview into his new book, No Experience Necessary.

Thad Seymour, vice president of Lake Nona Medical City, discusses the future of medical tourism in America, and how Orlando is poised to be at the forefront of it all.

Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity, has the scoop on 2014’s hottest spring break destinations, from Israel to the Caribbean.

Heather Poole, veteran commercial flight attendant and author, spills her biggest passenger pet peeves. Hint: Flight attendants have to eat too. Don’t stand in the galley, staring at them like they’re breaking the law.

Francis Metais, food and beverage director at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, explains the complicated process behind making perfect french fry. Warning: you will be hungry.

Bob Jenkins, legendary Florida based travel journalist and author, talks about his book End Bag, and confesses he didn’t have a passport when first hired as a travel editor in 1987.

Steve Olson, Florida Department of Transportation Manager, talks about the upcoming facelift for Orlando transportation. From the new SunRail commuter line, to a high-speed train connecting in Miami and Cape Canaveral, the future is looking pretty sunny for visitors.

Erica Tabacoff, co-founder of the new travel app World Wize, explains how she came up with the app last year after she quit her job to backpack around the world. She sits down to share all the features, and how the app allows you to travel like a local in a whole new way.

Norma Bastidas, an ultra-wild runner, became the fastest female in history to run seven of the planet’s most unforgiving environments on seven separate continents in seven months. Now she’s attempting to break an even bigger record, a story followed on her upcoming documentary, Be Relentless.

Phil Brown, executive director of Orlando International Airport, talks about new developments, future plans, and how flight routes are changing for the city.

Shawn Bean, executive editor of Florida Travel + Life, reveals his hidden gems of Orlando. Find out why you might want to add Winter Park to your next Florida itinerary.

Anthony Colandro, director of restaurants at the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Orlando, knows a thing or two about wine. He gives Peter a black wine glass to introduce their new blind tasting program of the Waldorf’s label. It’s harder than you might think to tell red from white when you can’t see it.



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