This week’s broadcast of Eye on journey comes from the Tetherow Resort in Bend, Oregon. We may have a full world replace on journey, from new airways like Avelo (which now flies to Bend, Mesa, Arizona, Ogden, Utah, and Bozeman, Montana). And we’ll even be speaking to David Neeleman, CEO of Breeze. And with airfares beginning to skyrocket, Peter has a recreation plan. He additionally sits with Drew Bledsoe, former NFL quarterback and Bend resident, and now founding father of Bledsoe Wine Estates. Bledsoe joins the present for greater than only a soccer reminiscence and talks about what introduced him to Bend, what retains him there, and what number of different NFL greats at the moment are winemakers. And, about that image: I am standing on the final remaining Blockbuster retailer on the planet, with my buy (for $ 2, the very best of Johnny Carson, on VHS). Now if solely I may discover a machine to play it! There’s all this and extra on this week. Eye on journey.
Press the play button above to stream the complete stream. Have a journey query? Then ask Peter. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet your inquiries to @petersgreenberg (embody #AskPeter).
David neeleman, CEO and founding father of Breeze Airways, talks about his new airline, Breeze, increasing its philosophy and the place the airline can reach immediately’s market. Neeleman says the airline is for leisure vacationers, explaining the flight schedule and the rationale for selecting the areas Breeze will fly to. By accessing intact markets, it talks about how this new airline has already supplied cheaper and quicker options. Together with his expertise from his previous rising airways like Azul, he explains why this airline will work the place “journey prices are king”. Neeleman then informs us that considered one of his largest challenges to this point is solely ensuring operations run easily.
George Endicott, Mayor of Redmond, joins this system to speak concerning the superb progress town and close by Bend have skilled in recent times. The mayor shares a few of his native hidden gems and discusses the Redmond airport and routes that begin or return after the pandemic. It immerses itself within the nice stays you possibly can have within the area (talking from private expertise) and essentially the most stunning factor for the individuals who go to it. Individuals have a tendency to think about the plush rainforest of western Oregon and notice that the Bend / Redmond space is a excessive desert and a unique world.
Drew bledsoeFormer NFL quarterback and founding father of Bledsoe Wine Estates, he teaches everybody how one can appropriately say “Oregon” and takes us down a path of soccer memorabilia earlier than diving into his thriving wine enterprise. Bledsoe knew subsequent to nothing about wine and talks concerning the competitiveness of the trade, standing out and the collective spirit of the native wineries. Plus, it explains why it is a lot greater than only a pastime and explains the several types of grapes we see in Oregon and the way every is useful for various juices.
Laura ferguson, Senior Curator of Western Historical past on the Excessive Desert Museum, describes precisely what the excessive desert is and what folks consider after they consider Oregon, however that is the east aspect. She describes the brand new reveals on the museum, the Oregon cowboys you might not find out about, and the indigenous historical past that’s endemic to the area. Ferguson additionally talks concerning the Burning Man exhibit, the tales which have formed the realm, and what surprises guests essentially the most.
Wild joshua, Writer of 100 Issues to Do in Bend, Oregon, Earlier than You Die, he traveled all around the nation till he discovered his place: Bend! Describe what attracted you to Bend, what led you to remain, and the way it compares to the opposite locations you’ve got been. Savage then discusses among the largest surprises concerning the area, what he found whereas writing the ebook, and what he continues to be taught immediately. He talks about among the greatest methods to see Bend, mispronouncing the sights, and among the stunning open air that Bend has to supply. Then, he reveals the beer passport that he has stamped by town. You’ve stuffed out this passport twice!
Steve Cohen, of Chamber Magic, based the magic present 20 years in the past and it’s now reopening on the Lotte New York Palace Lodge. He says he’ll carry out magic up shut and explains how he determined the present wouldn’t reference the pandemic. Cohen describes a few of his tips, together with the “Assume-a-Drink” trick and Peter’s favourite trick, “The Rising Card.” The 2 talk about Cohen’s historic magic present that he labored on with the Historical past Channel and the varied magic tips he was capable of attempt for the present in international locations like India and England. Then, intimately, Cohen shares a narrative of an “Indian rope trick” that he witnessed throughout these journeys.
Brian barth, Founder and CEO of UpLift (a buy-now-pay-later journey reserving service utilized by greater than 200 journey organizations), talks about how Uplift opens the door for extra folks to journey by eliminating the stress of paying for a visit upfront by permitting folks to separate the invoice into smaller, extra manageable funds. Barth provides that Uplift is completely different from bank cards in that the shopper has the facility to decide on what number of funds to make to cancel their buy, there are not any late charges or hidden costs, and rates of interest might be as little as zero. with a lot of your companions and they’re nearly all the time lower than what a bank card firm would cost.
Sandi harding, Supervisor of the World’s Final Blockbuster, talks about how the native Bend neighborhood and its spirit of assist for native companies hold the shop operating. She tells tales of vacationers shopping for VHS gamers for an evening of nostalgia and the way households carry their youngsters simply to allow them to attempt one thing new. As the one Blockbuster left, she explains how she has maintained a license settlement with Dish Community to proceed working beneath the well-known identify. Harding says that everybody walks in with a smile on their face, which makes for a terrific place.
Trish connolly, Bend Fireplace Division Battalion Chief, explains how she ended up in Bend and what it is wish to look ahead to the way forward for wildfires within the excessive desert given the temperatures and drought are already right here. The Chief talks about staying secure within the area. Many individuals do not know what to anticipate after they come to the Bend area, an space full of outside actions. Connolly then shares what she argues is incomparable meals and her decisions round city.
Julia Cooke, Reporter and writer of Come Fly the World: The Story of the Pan Am Ladies’s Jet Age, talks concerning the enigma behind the airline stewardesses and their pseudo-diplomatic function not solely within the historical past of the airline, however within the historical past of the USA. She describes the John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport occasion that piqued her curiosity and impressed her to write down the ebook. There was a time when Pan Am was extra recognizable to Individuals than even Coca-Cola, and Cooke shares extra about its iconography and the essential function airline stewardesses performed within the Vietnam Warfare.
Jamar adams, Govt Chef at Tetherow Resort, explains the excellence between Central Oregon delicacies and the remainder of the state, together with frequent misconceptions about Pacific Northwest meals. He talks about truffles, native sourcing, and how one can hold his meals “as near Oregon as potential.” Adams talks about all the things associated to mushrooms and the very best beers on the market. Bend may very well be the “beer capital” on this area.