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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Another Podcast with a Maritime Theme, a website for independently owned hotels, produced a podcast that focuses on Amsterdam, highlighting the ancient European city's maritime history and attractions. This podcast is very informative, without being promotional. Compare it to the podcast I mentioned on Michigan Lighthouses, which was hosted by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. The latter is more promotional than informative, but it's not designed as a travelogue.

Have you ever produced a travel or tourism-related podcast? Leave your web address or link to the podcast via a comment!


Anonymous Peter A. Mello, ASTA Executive Director said...

I enjoy your blog and thought that you would be interested in a few new media initiatives that we have underway at the American Sail Training Association this summer.

We have produced a podcast audio tour for the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE 2006 in the Great Lakes. Cleveland was our first shot and we will be putting one up for Chicago as well. The narrator is 18 year ASTA intern and sail trainee Meredith McKinnon. Renowned tall ship photographer Thad Koza interviews several tall ship captains including Walter Rybka from the US Brig Niagara, Jan Miles from the Pride of Baltimore II and Dan Moreland from the Picton Castle. Tom and Kris Kastle have generously donated their music and are also interviewed. There is a companion PDF to download which has photos and information about the participating tall ships.

For ASTA's podcasts and blogs go to:

For streaming video of the entire Huntington Cleveland Harborfest Parade of Sail including interviews with tall ship photgrapher Thad Koza, ASTA Race Director Jonathan Harley and yours truly go to:

Check out our self produced TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE ad on our homepage via Google Video and YouTube.

Thanx and keep up the great work with your blog!

7:23 PM

Blogger Joe Follansbee said...


Thanks so much for the details on the ASTA podcasts and other media. We need more innovative and exciting ideas like this!

9:27 PM


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