Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Aspen, Colorado — July 6, 2024

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel is from the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, and the St. Regis hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Peter (pictured with “Kitty,” the hotel’s in-house mascot) has all the travel updates — from Boeing to new junk fee legislation. California Senator Bill Dodd talks with Peter about newly passed legislation aimed at curbing junk fees. Then, it’s all food and wine: legendary chef Marcus Samuellson on what’s changing in the restaurant world, from menus to tipping, and yes…food. Want to know which wine is in and which wine is out? Wine expert Wanda Mann on what wines are trending and the soaring (and perhaps surprising) popularity of certain wines all over the world. Anna Scott, Archivist at The Aspen Historical Society, on the special history Aspen brings to the American story. Caroline Glover, Chef at Annette, shares the current successes and challenges facing the restaurant industry and how and why the basics matter on the menu. Her half roasted chicken remains the favorite. And Chris Lane, CEO of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, on the continuing need for responsible tourism, and the lessons from the Center we all need to apply. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.