Travel Broadcasting with Andy Mossack

BBC radio travel reviews 'Where in the World is Andy?

A fun and quirky series of live travel guides as The Travel Guru on The Late Show for BBC radio. I'm in a secret destination somewhere in the world giving out mysterious clues as to where I am and listeners are invited to ring in with their suggestions. When I finally reveal my location I get to talk a little about where I am and why I'm here. Great fun. Where in the world will I be next?

Tune in and find out!

Marrakech. Riad life in The Medina.

The iconic red city of Marrakech, the sights, sounds and smells of the souk, bartering for the best prices and walking along historic streets. But these days you can also live the luxury life in a Riad and Andy Mossack samples Riad Star, the former home of jazz singer and war heroine Josephine Baker.

Marrakech

Languedoc. Southern France's wine country comes of age.

A region with just about everything; untamed sandy beaches, historic cities, great food, plenty of sunshine and the biggest vineyards in the world! Languedoc-Rousillon may not have the glitz and glamour of its Riviera neighbour but it more than makes up for it in value.

Languedoc 

Switzerland. Summer fun on the slopes.

The Jungfrau and Gstaad, two iconic destinations in a country that is truly unique. More chocolate is eaten per person than anywhere else in the world and of course the trains are always on time!

Switzerland

The Philippines. SE Asia's undiscovered country.

A country of over 7,000 islands might be overshadowed by its more popular SE Asian neighbours, yet this proud country is bursting with landscapes, contrasts and history and offers perhaps a much more affordable alternative.

The Philippines

  

Stirling and Edinburgh. The celebrations of Bannockburn Live.

Almost 700 years ago to the day Robert de Bruce defeated the English to win independence for the Scots at Bannockburn. Andy visits Stirling to join in the celebrations and drops into Edinburgh too.

Stirling 


Bavaria. The home of bratwurst, beer and brilliant history.

Munich, Nurenburg and Bertchesgarden are the spectacular highlights of Bavaria, Germany's medieval and mountain region. Andy Mossack explores the beer cellars and half timbered medieval past of a region of Germany so often associated with just the Nationalist Socialist Party history.

Bavaria

Tunisia. Hannibal never had it so good!

The ancient great city of Carthage is just one of the stunning sights lying in wait in Tunisia, a country reborn out of the Arab Spring. 800 miles of coastline, exotic spices and markets, and legendary hospitality. 

Tunisia

Athens. An ancient city being reborn.

Athens is changing. One of the world's oldest cities is finally enjoying the significant investment it needs to make it the quality tourist destination it deserves.

Athens

Cycling in Portugal. Giant waves and cod in 100 different ways!

A cycling holiday is where you get to see the real countryside and Portugal's Centro region has everything from national parks to a rugged Atlantic coastline that hosts the world's largest waves.

Cycling in Portugal

Jaffa. The gateway to Jerusalem

One of the world's oldest cities, Jaffa's timeless alleyways are now home to artist galleries and artisan jewelers. But there is still opportunities to experience traditional Arabic culture too.

Jaffa

Ethiopia: An African country where time literally goes backwards.

A country of 80 different communities and languages, Ethiopia is becoming Africa's powerhouse with the best airline and of course the very best coffee in the world.

Ethiopia

Madesimo. Skiing heaven without breaking the bank.

Andy Mossack takes to the Italian slopes in Lombardy as an homage to the winter Olympics! Skiing, snowmobiles and plenty of pasta in the delightful resort of Madesimo.

Madesimo 

The Legendary Langham Hotel, London

A stellar line up of former guests are the supporting cast to a building with a fascinating past. First hotel building to have lifts, telephones, hot and cold running water and individual toilets. 

The Langham

Atlanta, Georgia: Southern hospitality turns into retail therapy.

Shopping has never been so good! Outlets and malls galore at the home of Coca-Cola and Gone with the Wind.

Atlanta

The Crystal Serenity, cruise ship heaven

A broadcasting first for me doing a live show aboard the Crystal Serenity in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean using a satellite phone! I was on board checking out the results of the Serenity's $multi-million extreme makeover on our way to Casablanca  in Morocco.

Crystal Serenity   

Lisbon: 7 Hills and New York trams

Just before jumping on a cruise from the Port of Lisbon, Andy takes in the sights and sounds of Lisbon, the most westerly capital in Europe.

Lisbon

The Cayman Islands: Iguanas, Stingrays and Pirate's Week.

The Jolly Roger is flying over this three island country as the annual Pirate's Week festival gets under way. Andy dons an eye patch and joins in, and uncovers the true charm of Cayman hospitality.

Cayman Islands

Malta: Knights of old, island gold.

This small island nation is packed with history seeping from every monumental bastion.Her previous owners leaving behind their Baroque buildings and an exotic blend of Arabic and Italian cultures. Not forgetting the British too.

Malta

Jerusalem:  Nothing can compares with Israel's capital.

Walking the dusty narrow streets of Jerusalem's Old City is a passport back in time. The home of the three big religions, it is a place of history, worship and adventure.

Jerusalem

Kissimmee: Florida's theme parks region has a wilder side!

Andy Mossack uncovers Kissimmee's wilder side, that's wildlife, swamps, gators, zip-lining and more. Lunch with an astronaut, and and the new Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space centre adds up to a packed Florida where in the world.

Kissimmee

Emilia-Romagna: Food and Fast Cars are a great combination!

One of my favourite regions of Italy, this is the home of Ferrari and Maserati, world class food and some underrated golfing opportunities. Add in to all of this the 100 miles of beaches and you have a region that just about covers every aspect of a perfect holiday.

Emilia Romagna


Texas: The star ain't so lonesome these days.

A state that's bigger than France comes to The Late Show this week. Houston, Austin and San Antonio show Andy why folks here are so proud about Texas. There's even time for a tune from the Whiskey Sisters!

Texas  

Cortina D'Ampezzo: The Dolomites have never looked so Regal.

UNESCO world heritage, WW1 trenches and some of the finest mountain landscapes in the world. A summer hiking break in Cortina might take your breath away!

Cortina

Frankfurt Rhine-Main: Vineyards and castles hand in hand.

Take a trip down the banks of the middle Rhine to discover some of the best Riesling vineyards and one of the most popular firework festivals in Europe the "Rhine in Flames"

Frankfurt 

Brussels and Wallonia. The best beer and a battle to boot!

After sampling some of Brussels finest, Andy travels south to Waterloo, scene of the one of the most famous battles in world history and hangs out with Napoleon.

Waterloo

The Algarve: Desert Islands and an Epic Hotel opening.

Portugal's sunshine coast plays host to where in the world this week, which features Ilhas Desertas, Faro and the recent opening of the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel, a real success story for Portugal after so much economic strife.

Algarve

Luxembourg: Good things come in small packages

The only Grand Duchy left in the world, Luxembourg's thousand square miles are packed with history, culture, forests and great food. Andy Mossack can only wonder at the German portions!

Luxembourg

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic.

Croatia's gem of a destination and the home of Game of Thrones takes centre stage as one of the Adriatic's best resorts.

Drubovnik

Bruges: A perfect medieval snapshot.

So despite a few technical hitches, the Bruges 'Where in the World' was a popular destination! Perhaps my talk about chocolates, lace and crispy fries gave it all away?

Bruges

Emilia-Romagna. Itlay's best foodie region has a lot more to offer.

Bologna, Ravenna, Modena, Parma and the medieval majesty of Ferrara are often overlooked when visitors come to Italy. perhaps they should think again? Andy Mossack takes us on a tour of a region renowned for food thanks to the Po river.

Ferrara

 Florence. 16th century Renaissance and lots of love.

One of the most romantic cities in the world, Florence overflows with style and history. from the 600 year old Duomo to Ferragamo's shoe museum, Andy takes us on a whirlwind tour.

Florence 

West Coast USA by private plane!

Andy leads the rock star life on Mauiva Air's Western Wonder private plane adventure around America's legendary west coast states. San Francisco, Carmel, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and more.

Western Wonder

Hong Kong. Drinking dragons and very deep water.

The most vertical city in the world, with over 8,000 skyscrapers, Hong Kong has got it all. Culture, diversity, street food and retail therapy. it also just might have the best hotel in the world.

Hong Kong

Marvelous Mellie

They say Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world, its charming lane ways, cultural diversity and cafe culture the cornerstones of its appeal. How does Melbourne stack up to the Mossack scrutiny in the last part of Andy's Australian adventure?

Melbourne 

The Iconic Drive Sydney to Brisbane

With echoes of California's legendary Pacific drive I take the Sydney to Brisbane Pacific Highway. Does it live up to the billing? With enchanting bays like Nelson and Byron and over 780 national parks, this is 600 miles of coastal wonder.

Queensland

The Blue Mountains. Three lovely sisters side by side.

Just a couple of hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains rise majestic above the rainforest. Join Andy as he explores this stunning resort and drops in on Home and Away's Summer Bay set.

Blue Mountains

Sydney. An Australian adventure begins.

Mention Sydney and thoughts of the opera house and the bridge instantly spring to mind. But is there more to Sydney than the obvious? Join Andy Mossack at the beginning of an Australian series to uncover more of this exciting young continent.

Sydney

Kufstein. An undiscovered Tirol treasure.

Away from the crowded ski resorts of Ischgl and St. Anton, there are lesser known snow destinations where you can have just as much fun.Where in the world goes to Kufstein in the Austrian Tirol to find out more.

Kufstein

Istanbul. A magical city sitting astride Asia and Europe 

Istanbul really does have all the ingredients of a great city break. Thousands of years of history, stunning views, outstanding cuisine and magical sense of the exotic and mysterious all rolled into one.

Istanbul

Cyprus. Aphrodite's hospitable Island of love.

An independent island republic since 1960, Cyprus has had close ties with Britain for years. But there's no escaping its rich history and traditions and let's not forget all those wonderful mezes! A beautiful and hosptable island that's beginning to rise out of its economic troubles.

Cyrpus

Valencia. The city of the Holy grail and burning puppets!

Valencia is perhaps hidden under the shadow of Madrid and Barcelona, but make no mistake Valencia has a wealth of attractions, from the stunning City of Arts and Sciences and the magic of the historic old town, to some of the best food in Spain. 

Valencia

Nord - Pas De Calais, France's best kept secret.

With glorious beaches, gastronomic wonders, great golf and no crowds, the Nord-Pas de Calais really is a French hidden gem. Listen to Andy Mossack revealing just why this spectacular but highly underrated region is not to be missed.

Opal Coast

 Coach breaks in the Scottish Islands 

Forget long airport security checks, checking maps and finding places to eat. A coach trip can include everything you need for a relaxing holiday so all you need to concentrate on is the views from the window. Andy tries out a coach trip to the Scottish Islands leaving from Glasgow.

Glasgow 

Nashville. Music Town USA. 

Andy Mossack visits the home of country music, this is the city where Elvis recorded over 250 hits in RCA Studio B, where the Americana Country Music Awards take place and the home of the Grand Old Opry, the world's longest running radio show.

Nashville  

Costa Brava, Spain's Golfing and Gourmet Paradise

The Savage Coast is a Catalan masterpiece of gastronomy and golfing prowess. Join Andy as he travels around Girona's plentiful pastures enjoying Dali and more than a few challenging golf courses.

Costa Brava 

Arizona, The Canyon State Centenary  16th August 2012

Phoenix, Tuscon, Monument Valley, Scottsdale and Sedona, some of the most iconic names from a state steeped in western and cowboy history.Join Andy this week as he uncovers more of Arizona proving it's not just all about The Grand Canyon.

Arizona

All Aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager 

Andy scores a first for Where in the World, broadcasting from the bridge of the Regent Seven Seas Voyager luxury cruise liner on the Baltic Sea. Sitting alongside Captain John Macneil Andy gives out clues about the Voyager's Baltic cruise which visits no less than eight countries on its 10 day voyage.

Regent Seven Seas

Ischgl's Jakobsweg Festival 

It's where the beautiful people go to in the winter ski season, but in summer this famous Austrian resort may be a lot quieter but it's just as beautiful. Join Andy Mossack as he samples the foodie delights of Jakobsweg week.

Ischgl 

Las Vegas without losing your shirt 

There is much more to do in Vegas than just gamble your money away. Andy Mossack goes boating on Lake Mead  and dines in style in Sin City.

Las Vegas

Italy's Romagna region 

Ravenna, Faenza, Milano Marittima, San Marino, perhaps the jewels of italy's famed Romagna region but what about the famous Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian cuisine?  Andy Mossack goes in search of food and lots of it!

Romagna

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 

OK, not strictly a where in the world item, but nevertheless a landmark event in UK history. London is all set for some pageantry and partying to celebrate our Queen's majestic 60 years of reign.

Diamond Jubilee

Le Touquet

Amongst the pine forests of the Cote d'Opale and art noveau architecture, Le Touquet is known as 'Paris by the sea'. Still chic and fashionable this was one of Europe's most popular destinations for the well to do and the town's casino was the original setting for Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.

Le Touquet

Miami

The art deco capital of the world, Miami is a wonderful melting pot of latino culture with exotic foods, great nightlife and of course year round sunshine. Challenging perceptions perhaps, Miami has been reborn and Andy Mossack checks it out and goes in search of the perfect Mojito.

Miami

Florida's Gulf Coast 17th April 2012

Dolphin, Pelican, azure seas and crystal white sand personifies Florida's western Gulf coast. Andy Mossack lays back and soaks up the tropical atmosphere, and also has a brush with alligators whilst kayaking in The Everglades.

Gulf Coast

New Orleans 10th April 2012

The French Quarter, jazz, Creole food, pirates and Mardis Gras, New Orleans comes alive this week and Andy Mossack discovers the Big Easy.

New Orleans

Chicago 22nd March 2012

The windy city, the blues and the mob. Quite a pedigree for a city many people use just to get somewhere else! Andy Mossack explores the city by the lake and uncoveres more than a few surprises!

Chicago

Romania and the Ice Hotel 1st March 2012

Bears, castles and the Ice Hotel combine to make Romania an adventurous destination. Still slowly unshacking itself from its communist past, Romania is a very affordable and fascinating country and, courtesy of Untravelled Paths who has exclusive access to the Ice Hotel, Andy Mossack tries it out.

Romania

Panama 21st February 2012

With the opening of the Panama Canal, Panama was put firmly on the map. But the canal is just the tip of the palm tree, Panama has a rich culture  and a fascinating history. Andy reports on the land inbetween the continents. Oh and it's carnival time too!

 Panama

Iceland 16th February 2012

The land of volcanoes, geysers, Icelandic horses and the northern lights can be an enchanting and captivating destination. Does Andy find the northern lights?

Iceland

Palm Springs 2nd February 2012

The fabled haunt of the Rat Pack and a bevy of 50's movie stars, Palm Springs is a desert hideaway that defines cool. Trendy bars, boutique hotels set in authentic mid century architecture and stunning desert scenery provide the back drop for Andy Mossack's latest 'where in the world' adventure.

Palm Springs

Jersey 19th January 2012

Jersey may well be part of Great Britain but it's an island just off the Normandy coast with it's own government, legal system and currency. it also has spectacular beaches, sensational food and over 260 days of sunshine a year.

Jersey

Athens  30th December 2011

As the new year approaches and the euro crisis reaches meltdown, what is Athens like for tourists today. Can you enjoy a great break without breaking the bank? (sorry). Andy checks out one of the oldest capital cities in the world and looks at the Acropolis from his balcony at the St. George Lycabettus Hotel.

Athens  

Slovenia  15th December 2011

Maribor's 400 year old vine and Jason slaying the dragon in Ljubljana just two of the many highlights of Slovenia, the small former Yugoslavian country celebrating 20 years of independence.

Slovenia

Bulgaria 17th November 2011

A country where a nod means no and a shake means yes, there's an abundance of quality wines and rich history. Not to mention 264 miles of black sea coastline.

Find out what makes Bulgaria tick.

Bulgaria

Macau  3rd November 2011

Where east truly meets west. Find out just what makes Macau such a special destination, and why there is so much more to do than just visit the casinos. Andy Mossack discovers Macau's Portuguese roots.

Macau

Milan, italy 27th October 2011

Milan, the powerhouse city of fashion and business and home to Leonardo's Last Supper. Can Milan really crack it as a weekend break or is it all far too expensive?

Andy Mossack investigates just what Milan has to offer for a visit.

Milan

 Orlando, Florida 30th September 2011

There are thousands of bargains to be had at the Premium Outlets in Orlando as Andy Mossack finds out in the latest edition of Where in the World. Orlando is visited by over 50 million people a year, and plenty of them find their way to the outlets for some unbelievable discounts.

Orlando

San Francisco, Callfornia 22nd September 2011

The gold rush of 1849, the summer of love in '67, the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown, San Francisco is an iconic destination and for many the gateway to the classic drive down Pacific Coast Highway to LA. Listen to Andy Mossack revealing the magic of Northern California.

San Francisco 

The Lot Valley, France 7th September 2011

Despite a very unreliable phone line Andy Mossack manages to describe one of France's most beautiful undiscovered corners. The Lot Valley is a hidden jewel just waiting to be discovered. You'll get a lot more for your Euro too!

Lot Valley

The Faroe Islands 31st August 2011

18 islands inbetween Iceland and Norway are the location for this week's travel report. Andy Mossack learns all about trolls and tunnels in a great adventure amongst the fjords in the Faroes.

Faroes

Copenhagen, Denmark 25th August 2011

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen reveals much more than just the Little Mermaid. Home of NOMA the best restaurant in the world and the design capital of the world.Andy Mossack seeks out and reveals all.

Copenhagen

Daios Cove, Crete 14th July 2011i

If there really is such a thing as heaven on earth then Andy Mossack has surely found it at Daios Cove in Crete. Crete's latest five star resort goes under the Mossack microscope and he even tries out his own infinity pool.

Daios Cove

Murcia, Spain. Polaris World 7th July 2011

Polaris World has transformed this agricultural landscape into a luxury resort destination and a golfing mecca with six Nicklaus designed courses. Listen to Andy Mossack turn up the heat on the Costa Calida.

Polaris World feature

Italy. Parma and the annual Pink Night in Rimini 1st July 2011

Emilia Romagna is the Italian region that gives us Verdi, Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and the Pink Night festival along its 100 kilometer coast. Find out what Andy Mossack discovers in this great part of Italy.

Parma and Rimini

St. Kitts and Nevis and the 15th Annual Music Festival 23rd June 2011

A great Where in the World episode from St Kitts and Nevis, two Caribbean islands that are a treasure trove of local culture and echoing with the sounds of the annual music festival. Andy Mossack also has a surprise guest, Ali Campbell legendary voice of UB40 who was headlining the event.

St. Kitts episode

Slovakia. The hidden treasure of Eastern Europe. 16th June 2011.

Andy Mossack takes a journey around Slovakia's wonderful countryside and ends up in Kosice, the medieval town looking forward to being the Capital of Culture in 2013.

Slovakia travel guide 

Another ash cloud? What it all means for travellers 26th May 2011

Is the aviation industry finally coming to terms with volcanic ash? Andy Mossack gives his opinion about ash clouds and some quirky family breaks over the half term holidays.

Ash cloud

Antwerp and the opening of the MAS Museum 16th May 2011

The first new museum in Antwerp for over 100 years, the MAS is a stunning piece of architecture in Antwerp's gentrificated dock area. Andy Mossack lifts the lid on Antwerp's other secrets.

Antwerp

The Royal Wedding at 51 Buckingham Gate  28th April 2011

Listen to Andy Mossack talking from 51 Buckingham Gate an exclusive hotel almost next door to Buckingham Palace on the night before Kate and Will's royal wedding. All the atmosphere and action live.

51 Buckingham Gate

Tampere, Finland 14th April 2011

Snow Tango and saunas are the order of the day in Finland's second city. What has Tampere got that Helsinki hasn't? The mysteries are unveiled in this week's Where in the World is Andy.

Tampere Finland

Weird festivals of the world, 7th April 2011

Baby jumping and tomato throwing are just two of the strange world festivals that Andy Mossack reveals during an entertaining interview. Don't miss the testicle festival too!

Weird Festivals

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