Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia — June 1, 2024

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel is from the legendary and historic The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, arguably the oldest hotel in America — dating back to 1766. I will have all the latest travel news updates, including a ray of hope for a few summer airfares. What you need to know. Explorer Chris Brown on his difficult quest to visit what he calls the Poles of Inaccessibility. And then a look at the history of the Homestead and Appalachia. Naturalist Brian La Fountain on his lifelong love affair with the region and the connection between nature and the human psyche. And a deep dive into the resort and Warm Springs with Holly Hicks and the history of one of America’s oldest spas. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.

On this broadcast:

Peter’s News Open, Chris Brown, Ask Peter, Mark Spadoni (0:00-39:40)

Peter’s News Interlude, Julie Langan, Brian La Fountain, Ask Peter (39:40-1:19:20)

Peter’s News Interlude, Jennifer Clay Coutts, Holly Hicks, Nan Matthews, Brian La Fountain (1:19:20-1:59:00)