Big Blend Radio: Spring Travel Showcase 2020



Welcome to Big Blend Radio’s 4TH Friday Podcast Festival, featuring four episodes covering Spring Travel Destinations Across North America. Episodes air from 11am-2pm PT / 2pm-5pm ET, on Friday, February 2020 on Listen as they air (see list below), or later on-demand.




CITY DESTINATIONS – This episode is all about Spring Vacation in City Destinations Across North America. Deborah Wakefield of CityPASS shares how the company creates discounted, bundled admission tickets for the top attractions in 14 North American destinations (see pictured . And, from desert wildflowers to baseball and music festivals, Douglas MacKenzie of Visit Phoenix discusses the spring events, attractions, and activities in beautiful Phoenix, central Arizona Thanks to the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) for sponsoring this segment. Featured music is “Travel Song” from the album “Double Take” by guitarist Micha Schellhaas. Left Image: Young girl enjoying the Magic Kingdom® Park, Walt Disney World®, Florida, courtesy ©Disney and Top banner image “Biking in South Mountain” courtesy Episode airs on Feb. 28, 2020 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Listen then or later on   

CALIFORNIA’S SEQUOIA COUNTRY This episode focuses on spring activities and events in Tulare County, Central California. Home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, the region is a year-round destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, a calendar full of events and festivals, and an eclectic selection of shopping and dining opportunities in the local communities. Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include: Sintia Kawasaki-Yee – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Gary Rogers – Sequoia Parks Conservancy, Denise Alonzo – Sequoia National Forest, Donnette Silva Carter – Tulare Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Bianco – Visit Visalia. Featured music is “Hey, Hey California” by Everett Coast. Episode airs on Feb. 28, 2020 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. Listen then or later on

GREELEY & WELD COUNTY, COLORADO –  From the annual UNC Greeley Jazz Festival to the Wildflowers of Pawnee National Grassland, this episode focuses on spring activities and events in Greeley and Weld County in Northeast Colorado. Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley is the seat of Weld County and is located mid-way between Denver and Cheyenne, WY at the confluence of Cache la Poudre and South Platte Rivers. Weld County is home to charming small towns, thriving cities and 4,000 square miles of wide open sky and beautiful mountain views. Featured guests include Amy Dugan of Visit Greeley, and Jennifer Finch of Weld County. Featured music is “Mile High Soul” from the album “Be Kind” by Brian Bourgault. Episode airs on Feb. 28, 2020 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET. Listen then or later on  

HISTORIC NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA – From the Cane River Film Festival to the Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, this episode focuses on spring activities, events and celebrations in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana. Founded in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana, and celebrates a vibrant blend of French, Spanish, African, Native American and Creole cultures. Home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, it is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area, and is the final destination on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Featured guest is Kelli West of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. Featured music is “Luke’s Stomp” form the album “Luke’s Dream” by Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys. Episode airs on Feb. 28, 2020 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET. Listen then or later on  

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