This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Perched on the edge of Kailua Bay, The Royal Kona Resort is one of the last remaining “classic” family-run hotels on the Big Island. Joining Peter Greenberg this week is Patrick Surry, Chief Data Scientist at Hopper, on tracking international travel patterns and pricing (as in deals) and some secrets in cross border travel. Legendary Hawaiian Chef Sam Choy reports on the history of Pacific Rim cuisine and his own history about working at the Royal Kona in the 1980s. Master Mixologist Joey Gottesman defines what it takes to make a true Mai Tai. The first Hawaiian Mai Tai was created by Trader Vic in 1953 — and for the past 19 years the Royal Kona has been host to the international Mai Tai festival — crowning the bartender who makes the best Mai Tai in the world. Jonathan White, Author of Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean, discusses the secrets he discovered working on the book — and how that can apply to your next trip. Dr. Norman Estin, a Hawaii medical legend stops by to reveal the secret medical emergency kit he prepared for Peter Greenberg (and which he takes with him around the world) and what you should pack as well. Gary Hogan, CEO and Owner of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, on the business his parents started (Pleasant Hawaiian) back in 1959, and the traditions that endure today. There’s all this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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