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Radio Guest List—Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA—November 28, 2015

quirkThis week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from Richmond, Virginia at the Quirk Hotel. The hotel was originally a dry goods store built in 1916 for JB & Mosby & Co. with an Italian Renaissance design. Eight stories high and built with limestone arches, this building was the first fireproof department store in the city. The original 100-year-old wood beams and flooring have been repurposed to create the bed frames for the 75 guestrooms. The centrally located Quirk Hotel is in the arts and design district of downtown Richmond. On the first Friday of every month, an art walk is held in the area, where 40 art galleries open their doors for patrons. Restaurants and theaters surround the hotel, and are within walking distance. Being at the heart of the cultural arts scene, the Quirk is an integral part of establishing the Richmond Arts District.

This week, Roger Dow will talk about incentivizing vacation time and navigating the busy holiday travel season. Maureen Egan, the author of Insider’s Guide to Richmond, VA and tour operator, will discuss the highlights of Richmond’s art, food, and architecture on her tour. Also joining the show is Bill Martin, Director of local museum the Valentine, who will talk about the impact and implications of historical everyday items on display at the museum, and will provide an overview of the rich historical culture of Richmond. There’s all of this and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

Click here to listen to the show, streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1- 888-887-3837) or email peter@petergreenberg.com (Write “Ask Peter” in the subject line).

Roger Dow, President and the CEO of the US Travel Association, will cover the holiday travel season, and the incentivizing of vacation time.

Chris Semtner, Curator at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, will fill us in on the connection of Edgar Allan Poe and his ties to Richmond—as wells as what one can expect when visiting the museum.

Scott McCartney, Travel Editor of The Wall Street Journal, will talk about all things luggage—from the types of flight compartments they fit as well as the checked baggage fees.

Maureen Egan, Author and Co-Owner of the Real Richmond Food Tours, will discuss the highlights of her tour and how the “capital of confectionary” ties in with Richmond’s history.

Mike Boyd, President of The Boyd Group International, will deliberate on airlines, fuel prices, and profits. He will also discuss  how airlines are a time saver for transporting people.

Karrie Peifer, Editor and Senior Food Writer for Richmond Times-Dispatch/Richmond.com, will discuss the Richmond restaurant scene—how it has grown to become vibrant and a supportive community.

Micki Maynard, Author, Business Journalist, and regular contributor to Forbes, will share how she determined the best and worst airlines for holiday travel and what airline timing means.

Niki Ganong, author of The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws, will discuss the laws surrounding alcohol in the U.S. and the drinking culture that has developed as a result.

Alex Davies, Associate Editor of Wired, will speak about the trends and the electrification of the auto industry. He’ll talk about not only the old versus the new, but the positives and negatives that the industry is addressing.

Bill Martin, Director of local museum the Valentine, will look into Richmond’s past through the photography, everyday items, and architecture of this historic city.

Chef David Dunlap, Executive Chef of Maple and Pine at the Quirk Hotel, will talk about the locally sourced menu items and the current seasonal items to come.