Interviews

  EPTR’s David McKay Wilson recently stopped by HomeAway’s international headquarters in Austin, TX. to speak with Brian Sharples, 53, the CEO and co-founder of the company with listings for 890,000 vacation rentals in 191 countries. Sharples, just back from a ski vacation in Aspen, talked about the company’s growth

  We’re giving away sailing lessons with OCSC Sailing in Berkeley, California this month, so it seemed like a good time to grab a few minutes with OCSC’s founder, Anthony Sandberg. Anthony founded the Olympic Circle Sailing Club (OCSC) in 1979 with a borrowed J-24 sailboat and built it into

By Jules Older With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, coming February 7-23, excitement should be reaching a crescendo. We ought to be bouncing off the walls with excitement. But if there’s excitement, I’m missing it. And I’m finding myself increasingly anxious about how well the games will go,

Interview by Everett Potter During the last weeks of 1970, the pioneers of modern gastronomy — Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, Simone Beck, Richard Olney, Judith Jones – came together as much by happenstance as design in the South of France. In Provence 1970, writer Luke Barr, M.F.K. Fisher’s

How do you choose a suitcase that’s going to last? I thought I’d ask Richard Krulik, CEO of U.S. Luggage, parent company to Briggs & Riley Travelware and SOLO, two leading innovators of high-quality luggage and business cases. I’ve used their suitcases for years and apart from being very well

  For travelers who want to move at their own pace when they bike through Europe, there’s a lot to be said for a self-guided trip. Instead of moving en masse with a dozen — or two dozen — other cyclists on a typical group biking tour of Tuscany or

If you’ve entered our Polar Bear Adventure Giveaway from Natural Habitat Adventures, you may be curious about the background of this remarkable ecotourism company. Ted Martens is the Marketing & Sustainability Director for Natural Habitat Adventures and he’s also adjunct faculty at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches

This month’s giveaway to Hacienda Cusin in Ecuador is thanks to Myths and Mountains, which is not your typical adventure travel company. For starters, it aims to get you inside a culture, not merely stop by for a visit. The company was started a quarter century ago by Dr. Antonia Neubauer, who

Interview by Everett Potter  We’re giving away an amazing multi-sport trip with O.A.R.S. this month, to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. if you haven’t entered yet, take a minute to do so,. And then read this interview with Steve Markle, Director of Sales & Marketing for the O.A.R.S. Family

Interview by Everett Potter I can’t think of a better guide to Africa than the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. He went to Malawi in 1963 as a Peace Corps volunteer when he was 22 and traveled extensively through the eastern half of the continent to write the bestseller