Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fantasies, Wine, and a Big Taste (for Tourism)

This week, Talkin Tourism will broadcast from a great eatery in Downtown Stuart—the Artichoke Café—which is  the show’s newest sponsor! We'll introduce you to Steve and Pam Feder, the owner/operators of this popular restaurant, and tell you more about their great menu and attention to dining excellance.

During 'the season,' the Treasure Coast social calendar is full of great events, which typically benefit local charitable organizations. Most of these are purposely scheduled during 'the season' to attract “valued seasonal residents,” as well as locals. Talkin’ Tourism is curious to find out if these events are indeed attended by Treasure Coast tourists, so we've invited a number of special guests who are involved in one of the major events on the horizon.

So, who'll be in the studio this week? Here's the line-up:

(1) Justin Beard and Tara Biek, representing the United Way of Martin County's Escape to Fantasy Island. Their event, although in its thrid year, is a relatively new one on the scene. Radio Man and Parrot Mom have attended in the past and it is a fabulous affair held on a tropical fantasy paradise in western Martin County.

(2) Bill Bee, the executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, will speak on behalf of The Big Taste (formerly known as The Taste of Martin County) and its accompanying Big Golf Tournament.

(3) Last, but certainly not least, Suzy Hutcheson representing Helping People Succeed’s 25th International Wine Tasting, will give us an idea of what wineries, restaurants and more are involved in this Treasure Coast tradition.

We will learn the real scoop of whether tourists flock to these events from the experienced event organizers themselves. Anyone want to wager a bet??

Looking at the broader tourism perspective,we'll provide an extensive update with happenings in the Islands of the Bahamas. Residents and visitors to South Florida are extremely fortunate to have such a beautiful island nation so close to our shores. No other state in the U.S. has such a beautiful tropical island nation so close to its shores. From fishing tournaments to eco-tourism opportunities, to diving and fun in the sun, Bahamas (FLAHAMA Fever) beckon those of us in Florida every spring, summer and beyond!

See you this Friday, March 25, on WPSL 1590 AM at 10:05 a.m. If you're out of radio range, you can still enjoy the fun by tuning in via computer at!
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