By Stephanie Sadowski | firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted September 19, 2018 at 10:16 AM
A broadcast veteran with 38 years in the industry, Sandy Fenton hosts a one-hour weekly radio travel show on iHeartMedia’s WHP580 that provides insight on both international and domestic vacation destinations. Her in-studio guests are travel experts from around the world and high-level industry executives and professionals, including airline and cruise ship captains, top tour operators, best-selling authors and well-traveled celebrities.
Sandy answers a few questions to dig deeper into her experience since launching “Let’s Talk Travel with AAA” 25 years ago.
Q: Any travels you’ve taken that really surprised you and exceeded your expectations?
A: Yes — European River Cruising. I was hooked within the first hour onboard. I loved the comfort of the river ship, the historic towns and ancient cobble-stone villages, the beautiful scenery along the way and the delicious meals and regional wines. Our first two Danube sailings were on popular Viking River Cruises (with one being a magical Christmas Market itinerary), followed by a fabulous Rhine and Moselle sailing aboard the luxurious, all-inclusive Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
I also didn’t think a motorcoach tour would be for us — until we toured California and Yosemite with Insight Vacations. We were so well taken care of — the business-class style of the motorcoach, the upscale hotels, the included private tours and delicious dinners with wine — it was so much fun, and we enjoyed every day.
Q: How many cruises have you taken? Do you still get excited? What are your favorite itineraries?
A: My recent Celebrity “Summit” cruise to Bermuda with my daughter was my 127th — and yes, I still get superexcited before and during each cruise. It is always a thrill stepping aboard a beautiful ship and being at sea. Although I really enjoy cultural experiences, touring world-class cities and exciting ports of call, I absolutely love taking in the beautiful natural scenery of the fjords of Norway, Stockholm’s archipelago, snow-capped mountains and glaciers in Alaska, coastal villages in Scotland or Montenegro or Croatia, and the lush, tropical islands throughout the Caribbean — all from the comfort (and privacy) of your stateroom.