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N E W S L E T T E R

December 30,  2006
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Next Broadcast LIVE from Thornton Winery in Temecula, California
Sunday,
December 31 2006 - Broadcasting Live!
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TravelTalkRADIO is on conventional radio: KQKE 960AM  in San Francisco Bay Area • KXMX 1190AM in Los Angeles • KRLA 817AM Los Angeles • KFNX 1100AM Phoenix/Tucson • CHOICE 102.3FM Accra/Ghana • WZNG 1400 AM Nashville - Shelbyville, Tennessee •   WDRF 1510 AM Woodruff, South Carolina  •  Also heard on: CHINA NATIONAL RADIO •  TalkSPORT Radio  with Mike Mendoza most Monday nights, London time •  The Morning Show On TalkStarRadio Network with Bill Madden and friends every Thursday morning!

Listen Sunday, December 31, 2006 TravelTalkRADIO
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Sandy Dhuyvetter
Executive Producer and Host of
TravelTalkRADIO.

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Also heard on:
CHINA NATIONAL RADIO

TalkSPORT Radio in the UK
 with Mike Mendoza
most Monday nights, London time.

The Morning Show

On TalkStarRadio Network

with Bill Madden and friends every
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N  E  W  S  L  E  T  T  E  R  Dec 21,   2 0 0 6
TravelTalkRADIO Announces its Holiday Program with early publication. Be first to hear holiday music from around the world with VOENA Children's Choir and from Putumayo, New Orleans Christmas

N  E  W  S  L  E  T  T  E  R  Dec 15,   2 0 0 6
TravelTalkRADIO Announces 4th Annual Live Broadcast from the American Bus Association Marketplace.
Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2007 Grapevine, Texas

N  E  W  S  L  E  T  T  E  R  Dec 08,   2 0 0 6
Sandy Dhuyvetter Appointed to Special Advisory Committee at Department of Homeland Security -
Secure Borders Open Doors

N  E  W  S  L  E  T  T  E  R  Dec 01,   2 0 0 6
TravelTalkMEDIA Announces Expanded Radio and TV Coverage and New HDTV Capability

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TalkStar Radio Network is now delivering
our programs in the Western Hemisphere, South America and Japan.

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Welcome to all our listeners,
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Welcome to this week’s TravelTalkMEDIA newsletter.
Happy New Year to you all and we hope and pray this year if filled with peace, health and success for you all. Tomorrow's show will highlight many of the experts who have given much of their time to TravelTalkRADIO in making our program second to none in broadcasting timely and relevant travel information. Thank you all for tuning in and we look forward to great year as we continue to expand our coverage.


Dave Davidson and Sandy take their audiences on a first class flight with all the comforts of home.
Check out the footage on
KUSI Channel 9 this past week  -
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This is a time that many people are on the road and I have put together a few of my personal favorite travel tips to make your journey seem more like a first class ticket rather than economy or coach.

I have put over 250,000 miles on this past year and if there is any wisdom I have gathered from spending hundreds of hours enroute is that comfort and relaxation contribute more than you think to escaping the wrath of jetlag. These tips are based on traveling more than 1 hour in the air. These simple tips can be followed to insure a restful journey and a glorious arrival at your destination.

First create peace of mind:
Start out on time! Get to the airport early. Do not bend or break this first suggestion as it will make a great deal of a difference on the outcome of the rest of the trip. I have been there and it is not a pretty picture; pleading and perspiration do not mix well at security checks. Plus, I know personally that humans become non-effective communicators when frustrated and frantic and airline and airport employees have only so much patience with folks who are disrespectful and in a rush. Of course, there is always someone who has a good reason for being late to the airport, if that is the case, go to an airport or airline employee immediately and explain your situation. You will be amazed how helpful these people are when approached with polite regard.  I know I mentioned that airline and airport employees only have so much patience, but more than anything, they are angels that listen to a lot of malarkey every day. So be respectful and courteous.

Remember what Plato said: “Treat everyone well, because we all carry a heavy load”. 

More peace of mind
Bring the originals and a copy of your ID and passport. Keep the originals handy like in a chest pouch and put the copies somewhere deep (but don’t forget about where!).

From mind to stomach
Food: On flights where meals will be served (usually international legs), order food in advance whenever possible.
If your airline is going to serve you meals, always order a special meal. Whether it is vegetarian, no salt, kosher or low-fat, it doesn’t make a difference, but two things will happen. You will be served first and there is more of likelihood that the food will be fresher and tastier.

If your carrier is not serving or selling food in flight, the best bet, hands down, is to pack it yourself. No liquids please, always wait to purchase those until you have cleared the security screening. For light snacks, I am old fashioned, I love Tiger Bars, one of the earliest health bars on the market. They are small, inexpensive and they fill you up in a pinch. Or if you emptied the fridge before you left, buy a fresh sandwich in the terminal where you can choose the ingredients. For some reason, high calorie foods and airports seem to be synonymous. So choose wisely. We welcomed Charles Stuart Platkin, JD, MPH, Nutrition and Public Health Advocate, Author of The Diet Detective to TravelTalkRADIO this past week. Check out Charles' Interview to find out what airlines are serving. Charles gives us the scorecard for the airlines with the healthiest foods all the way down to the darn right nasty meals and trans-fat laden snacks that are passed out in-flight. http://www.traveltalkradio.com/archives_dec17_06.html#1005 . One thing you will find, even the high scorers like American and United still welcome outside food to be brought onboard their flights.

Drinking
If you want to have a real chance of avoiding jetlag, your chances of success are much higher when you do not consume alcohol. Water is the magic liquid here and lots of it. The low humidity of an aircraft at altitude will dry out your skin and your organs and you need to stay hydrated. Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol.

Now for the comforts of home
If I am comfortable, I can ride for days in a plane, seriously! But if I am cold, tired and hungry, it’s a different story altogether. For good measure, I am listing the accessories I carry with me in my travels on long flights. I use them all and I must look pretty interesting all geared up, but do I care? Nope, not as long as I arrive ready to hit the road running!

If you are a road warrior and your work involves travel, you will identify with this list.
If you have any added suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

        ·          Eye covers for sleeping
·          A pillow that is soft and pliable
·          Blanket
·          Noise cancellation head sets
·          No-Jet-Lag brand herbal chewables from Sweden
·          Wipes to freshen and to eliminate bacteria
·          Head rest cover
·          Socks – take off those shoes and relax your toes!
           (Always put your shoes back on when using the restroom!)
·          Flashlight perhaps to go with a good book.
·          Mp3 player

Versatile, reliable luggage also means peace of mind. Non load-bearing and ease of operation are critical, maneuverability is another key element and it must be lightweight but built so I can stack it or even sit on it when there are no seats available in the terminal or on tour. That is why I only travel with TUTTO brand luggage. I discovered a TUTTO carry-on bag at a travel expo in San Francisco several years ago. I immediately bought the piece and TUTTO has become the official luggage of the TravelTalkMEDIA team. I now have a complete set of TUTTO and it’s the only way to go. Check it out!

Happy and safe travels in 2007!

Sandy Dhuyvetter,
Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkMEDIA
www.TravelTalkMEDIA.com

SATURDAY MORNINGS
Between 8am and 9am Pacific on
Good Morning San Diego

Sandy continues to bring you
the Best in Travel on KUSI
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SATURDAY MORNINGS
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Sandy continues to bring you
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Dec 24, 2006 Sandy Dhuyvetter shares some tips of the road. How to arrive feeling like you traveled first class!

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Saturday December 09, 2006
Pleasant Holidays and the gift
of travel
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December 16, 2006
Thornton Winery in Temecula Valley boasts sparkling wines and during the month of Jan and Feb. Check out the segment to find out the details!

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CLICK HERE for more information on this week's program.

Next Broadcast LIVE from Thornton Winery in
Temecula, California

Sunday, December 31, 2006

This week, don't miss our live show from Thornton Winery in Temecula Valley, California. We are thanking our regular contributors for a year of great programming on TravelTalkRADIO. Listen on your local radio station or online stream at our Web site.
In order of appearance:
JOHN THORNTON
Owner of Thornton Winery in
Temecula Valley CA.
TARA RIORDAN
Business Liaison Assistant Director, Department of Homeland Security - Private Sector Office
KAREN HOFFMAN

SR. VP of Bradford Group NYC

SHARRON LIVINGSTON

Editor of The Travel Magazine, London, England

JANOS DAMON
Co-founder, Tourism4Peace Forum
MICHAEL STOLOWITSKY

President/CEO, American Tourism Society
MIKE MENDOZA

Presenter on talkSPORT Radio London, England
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SuperClubs has extended its popular “Passport Included” promotion.  With this program, SuperClubs will pay the fees (up to $97 per person), as part of a Super-Inclusive vacation booking by a US citizen in the Caribbean or the Bahamas in 2007. See their website
at www.SuperClubs.com
for more information.

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American Bus Association's 2007 Marketplace Grapevine,
Texas - Jan 27 to Feb 1
Bigger Business,
Bigger Opportunities,
Bigger Results

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The Corporate Travel
Payment Network

UATP and Airline Business 2007 Distribution Conference
24-26 April 2007, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sales and Distribution Issues Facing the Airline Industry.
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 TravelTalkRADIO broadcast live from Egypt September 10, 2006!
Click HERE for the index page
of all our programming on Egypt including four hours of radio broadcasting and four
Television news segments
all available online!


Listen to the archives of our live broadcast, Sunday, September 10, 2006. Discover some of the world's most significant and ancient monuments and
 the great Egyptian civilization.
Click HERE for archives.

 
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Watch Sandy on KUSI Channel 9!

December 30, 2006
How about a
New Years Resolution
that involves Family Travel!
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