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McCool Travel interview with Travis Pastrana. Article by Charles McCool. Photo by

5 Minutes With Travis Pastrana

For McCool Travel’s 145th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Travis Pastrana. Yes, that is right, Travis Pastrana! I recently met Travis at the Subaru National Business Conference in Denver, where he represented the Rally Team and I was one of the Subaru Ambassadors. Check out our picture here. I know Travis is a big time extreme sports star […]

McCool Travel interview with Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA.

5 Minutes With Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA

For McCool Travel’s 144th travel interview, I am happy to introduce you to Julie McCool. Besides helping me a lot on McCool Travel. Julie operates her own website, focusing on funness in and around Fairfax County Virginia (and places Fairfaxians would like to travel to). Oh, since today is my birthday, I take the liberty of taking the day […]

McCool Tavel interview with Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington from Travel and Style Magazine

5 Minutes With Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

For McCool Travel’s 143rd travel interview, I am happy to introduce you to the lovely Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington. We met on my first Viking cruise, in Barcelona, and then a couple of other times (but definitely not enough). Jennifer has recently been appearing frequently on Canadian TV, providing travel inspiration and tips. Hey, I should do that! Jennifer Weatherhead […]

McCool Travel interview with Love and Road: Robson Cadore and Natalie Deduck

5 Minutes With Rob and Nat from Love and Road

For McCool Travel’s 142nd travel interview, I am pleased to introduce you to Robson Cadore and Natalie Deduck (Rob and Nat) from Love and Road. Nat once owned a beauty salon and is a worldwide party animal (hello, Pitbull!). Rob worked in the shipping industry and is an adventure sport junkie. Together they are a fun and fascinating nomad […]

McCool Travel interview with Mike Shubic of Mike's Road Trip

5 Minutes With Mike Shubic of Mikes Road Trip

For McCool Travel’s 141st travel interview, I am pleased to introduce you to Mike Shubic of Mike’s Road Trip. I recently attended two conferences—in Alabama and in Nepal—and Mike spoke about video at both. In Nepal (I am still amazed to say that), Mike and I talked road trips, video, travel business, and more. Mike Shubic‘s bio: Mike Shubic […]

McCool Travel interview with Dave Briggs of Dave's Travel Pages

5 Minutes With Dave Briggs of Daves Travel Pages

For McCool Travel’s 140th travel interview, I am pleased to introduce you to Dave Briggs of Dave’s Travel Pages—one of the oldest online travel brands. On a recent trip to Nepal (yes, Nepal), I joined eight other travel professionals on a five day mountain trek on the Annapurna Circuit. Dave was the fittest person in our group but also […]

McCool Travel interview with Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

5 Minutes With Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

For McCool Travel’s 139th travel interview, I am pleased to present Chris Backe. Bizarre, offbeat, quirky, unique, weird, random. Enough about me. Kidding aside, I love seeing social media posts from Chris Backe because they always entertain, inform, and enlighten me. He recently published a book about Florida weirdness—called What the Florida (buy it!)—since I grew up in Florida I had […]

travel interview with Chef Dennis K. Littley of Ask Chef Dennis

5 Minutes With Dennis Littley of Ask Chef Dennis

For McCool Travel’s 138th travel interview, I am pleased to present Chef Dennis Littley from Ask Chef Dennis. I met him at the closing social event at the recent TBEX travel conference in Huntsville, Alabama, where my hands and face were halfway into a plate of Asian ribs. Dennis was gracious enough to not flee our table and I am inspired […]

McCool Travel interview with Savannah Grace of Sihpromatum

5 Minutes With Savannah Grace

For McCool Travel’s 137th travel interview, I am pleased to present Savannah Grace. In 2013 with fellow adventure traveller Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel), Savannah founded #TRLT (The Road Less Travelled) Twitter chat which now regularly ranks as the top travel chat in the world. She is an adventurer, author, and desires to visit every country on Earth. Savannah Grace‘s bio: Savannah Grace of […]

McCool Travel interview with Cacinda Maloney

5 Minutes With Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel

For McCool Travel’s 136th travel profile, I am pleased to present Cacinda Maloney. Dr. Maloney—she is a licensed chiropractor in Arizona—made a decision long ago to travel 6 weeks every year and now travels full time. I met her briefly last year but then spent more time with her on a magnificent trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where we […]