Episodes
Published 07/19/22
Philippe Zuber is the CEO of Kerzner International, behind the renowned One&Only Resorts group. He is also an expert on family travel, a subject that he and Bruce dive into in this inspiring and informative episode of Travel That Matters. Philippe shares his unique approach to family vacations as well as some of his favorite destinations around the world, from the streets of Tokyo to the remote island of Rodrigues.
Published 07/19/22
New York Times travel columnist Elaine Glusac is an expert at finding insider alternatives to over-touristed destinations. From Montenegro to Panama, she leads us on an adventure to the world’s most spectacular spots for avoiding the crowds and experiencing travel at its very best.
Published 06/28/22
Zachary Rabinor, the founder and president of Journey Mexico, takes us on a country-wide tour across all the best cultural, adventure, culinary, and secret spots in Mexico. Discover the beauty of historical hacienda hotels, the excitement of expeditions in the Copper Canyon and Chiapas, the surf of Sinaloa, and much more. This is definitely not your typical Mexico vacation!
Published 06/07/22
Neil Jacobs, the CEO of Six Senses and travel’s “godfather of sustainability,” joins Bruce to explore the exotic locations of his company’s resorts, from a 14th-century fort in the jungles of India and an oasis in the Israeli desert to a wellness retreat in Portuguese wine country and a spiritual sanctuary on the island of Ibiza.
Published 05/24/22
One of the most creative people in travel, Hyatt vice president and luxury and lifestyle leader Crystal Vinisse Thomas joins Bruce to discuss the joys of unplanned travel, new hotspots at home and abroad, and how a diversifying industry is improving the travel experience for all.
Published 05/03/22
From motorbiking solo through Africa to leading private jet journeys to the South Pole, legendary Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent shares some of his amazing adventures—and what he believes are the new frontiers of luxury travel.
Published 04/19/22
If you think space tourism is all about rocket ships and renegade billionaires, then you haven’t met Jane Poynter. The co-founder and -CEO of a company called Space Perspective—and an original Biosphere 2 team member back in the ’90s—Poynter gives us the low-down on balloons, bars, emission-free ships, and other surprising realities of space tourism today.
Published 04/05/22
From whale sharks, luxury cruises, and wildlife conservation, CEO of Ecoventura and Galapagos expert Santiago Dunn offers the best tips for your next Galapagos adventure.
Published 03/22/22
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund CEO Dr. Tara Stoinski discusses mountain gorilla conservation, the brand-new Ellen DeGeneres campus, and the fascinating life of famous scientist Dian Fossey.
Published 03/08/22
G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip is a pioneer of community-based tourism and the creator of the Ripple Score—a scale that measures how much of the money you spend on a trip stays local. In this episode, he shares his top spots—from Egypt to Ecuador, Costa Rica to Cambodia—where your spending has the greatest community impact.
Published 02/22/22
From a cricket match in London, to rugby in South Africa, baseball in Japan, the Ryder Cup, and the Kentucky Derby, New York Times-bestselling author Larry Olmsted has the best insight into the world’s greatest sports events, and how travelers can get the very best out of them.
Published 02/08/22
ROAR AFRICA founder, women’s rights activist, and conservationist Deborah Calmeyer speaks about how her fascinating childhood in Zimbabwe inspired an equally interesting career creating some of Africa’s most luxurious safaris, while simultaneously promoting conservatism and creating job opportunities for African women.
Published 01/25/22
Olympic Gold Medalist downhiller and heliskiing pioneer Tommy Moe guides us on a powder-filled adventure to his favorite ski spots around the globe, from the backcountry of Alaska and the steeps of the Chilean Andes to the chic mountain resorts of Austria and France.
Published 01/11/22
Travel That Matters is taking a break! Join us January 11, 2022 for all new episodes.
Published 12/07/21
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts President Radha Arora not only runs one of the top brands in luxury travel, he’s also one of the planet’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable food connoisseurs. From under-the-radar bistros to Michelin-star restaurants, Arora shares some of his secret spots, go-to establishments, and up-and-coming destinations.
Published 11/16/21
Exploring Antarctica or the Arctic on an ice-breaking superyacht might be the ultimate luxury adventure. Such trips are the specialty of EYOS Expeditions, whose CEO, Ben Lyons, leads us on an incredible journey to some of the hardest-to-reach regions on Earth.
Published 11/02/21
What do you hope to achieve when you travel? For editor, writer, and photographer Jackie Caradonio (Departures, Robb Report, Travel & Leisure), every trip has a specific—and sometimes extreme—goal. From completing a marathon in Kenya to researching women’s rights in Jordan, Jackie shares some of the thrills, challenges, and benefits of Accomplishment Travel.
Published 10/19/21
There’s a lot going on in luxury travel in 2022, and Marriott International’s Chris Gabaldon has a bird’s-eye view of what’s new, what’s hot, and where we should go next. He speaks with Bruce about upcoming hotels, the soon-to-launch Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, and what people are looking for as they venture back into the world of travel.
Published 10/05/21
What’s the best hotel in the world? In the first installment of our miniseries showcasing the world’s finest hotels and resorts, we explore a private island that clearly contends for that title, the Brando. Owner Richard Bailey shares how he and the legendary actor Marlon Brando built one of the planet’s best—and most sustainable—resorts.
Published 09/21/21
Journeys by Design founder and Africa expert Will Jones shares his insights on the best safari destinations and experiences—and his secrets to creating unique adventures that can’t be replicated. He calls the adventures Off-Google Travel, and he thinks they’re exactly what his high-profile clients are looking for.
Published 09/07/21
Maria Shollenbarger has ventured all over the world as a leading travel journalist, but she always returns to Italy. Currently based in Rome, Maria is an expert at uncovering Italy’s secrets for travelers who want to experience the country in a deeper, more meaningful way. In this episode, she imparts her insider knowledge, offering numerous destinations, diversions, new hotels, and more—and sharing a few tales from a lifetime on the road.
Published 08/24/21
Few travel experiences are more meaningful than a trip with Ancestral Footsteps. Founder Sue Hills discusses how she and her team dive deep into the past to uncover fascinating family stories and create in-depth, surprise-filled genealogical journeys.
Published 08/10/21
Where do the world’s most well-traveled individuals want to go next? Globetrotter and Preferred Hotels & Resorts CEO Lindsey Ueberroth shares her list of must-visit destinations for 2021 and beyond.
Published 07/27/21
Would you go on a trip if you had no idea where you were going or what you were going to do? Extraordinary Adventure Club founder Calum Morrison creates life-changing journeys tailored to the needs and goals of each client. But Morrison’s plans—and the transformational adventures he leads—are always a mystery to the client.
Published 07/13/21