June 27, 2018
Join Lisa D. Smith and special guest co-host travel writer Linda Kissam, “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva,” for a special Tourism Excellence Panel Discussion focusing on four exceptional leading ladies who are living out their dreams, leading their community and inspiring the next generation as they share their special gifts and talents. Each step they take moves Whidbey Island’s economic and tourism forward to what success looks like.
Meet The Rock Stars of Whidbey Island:
- Sherrye Wyatt - PR & Marketing Manager at Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism
- Karen Krug - Owner of Spoiled Dog Winery
- Judy Feldman - Executive Director of Organic Farm School
- Mona Newbauer - Owner of Sweet Mona's Chocolate Boutique
Featured music is "Unstoppable" by Doreen Taylor. Read Linda's article here: http://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/the-ladies-who-rock-whidbey-island/
June 19, 2018
From kayaking and hiking, to rooftop cocktails and festivals, Anacortes, Washington delivers small town star power! Get the inside scoop on this historic and natural northwest paradise with travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, Erik Schorr - Anacortes Kayak Tours, and Amanda Hubik - Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Featured music on this episode is “Seafaring” by The Madisons. Read Linda's article on Anacortes, here: http://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/anacortes-delivers-small-town-star-power/
May 30, 2018
Yearning to explore a fresh dining and shopping scene for your next long Southern California weekend getaway? From fusion cuisine and cooking classes, to wine tasting and shopping, travel writer Linda Kissam explains why Costa Mesa should be on your radar. Read her travel article here: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/costa-mesa-california-getaway/
Featured music on this episode is "Hey Hey California" by Everett Coast.
January 8, 2018
From designer shopping on Calle de Serrano to the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva” talks about her adventures in Madrid, Spain, where she enjoyed four fabulous days of local cuisine, history and culture…and shopping! See here travel story here: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-best-of-madrid-in-4-days/
September 25, 2017
Travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva” talks about her adventures in the historic port town of Stevenson, British Columbia, an old salmon canning town, now turned into a thriving coastal attraction and backdrop for the small town of Storybrooke, in the ABC hit TV series Once Upon a Time.
June 22, 2017
Known as the ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, travel writer Linda Kissam is a longtime Big Blend Radio guest and contributor sharing stories about her food, wine and travel adventures across the country and around the world. A seasoned writer with a background in publicity and tourism management, Linda is also the President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Read Linda's articles and hear her Big Blend Radio interviews here: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/linda-kissam/
April 14, 2017
Crispy, chewy, pan fired, boiled, vegetarian, floating in soup, prepared as a dessert or sizzling on a hot cast iron skillet…the most authentic dumplings in North America can be found in Richmond, B.C. Listen to travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, talk with Big Blend Radio about her experience on The Dumpling Trail.
March 23, 2017
Travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ shares her wine tasting and farm-to-table dining experiences on a recent 2-day 'Beyond The Beach' getaway in Oceanside, Southern California, the Gateway to San Diego. See Linda's Big Blend Magazine articles and radio interviews here> http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/linda-kissam/
January 9, 2017
Travel writer Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva' talks about her experience with Viking River Cruises, where she cruised the Rhine River, explored over 20 Christmas Markets, and visited historic sites and villages in Germany, France and Netherlands. Other guests in this segment include education expert Bobbi DePorter, and Norfolk UK tour guide Glynn Burrows.
December 22, 2016
Travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ talks about her adventures in Coronado, a unique high-end small town destination in San Diego. California. Living up to its Spanish translation as the "crowned one", Linda calls Coronado one of her top five “carless” getaways. Linda is the President of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Follow her travels at www.AllinGoodTaste.info.
June 18, 2016
Travel writer Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva' talks about her car-free adventures in Santa Barbara, California, which included a stay at historic Hotel Santa Barbara, plenty of shopping, wine tasting, and a decadent dinner at The Lark. Linda is the President of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Read her article about Santa Barbara here> http://www.bigblendnetwork.com/ditch-your-car-in-santa-barbara-ca.html
May 31, 2016
Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva' talks about her recent culinary and wine tasting adventures in Walla Walla, southeast Washington state. Linda is a professional travel, food, and wine writer based out of Southern California and also the President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. You can read her stories on www.AllinGoodTaste.info
April 28, 2016
Travel writer Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva', discusses her travels through Jordan in the Middle East, including: Amman, Jerash, Mount Nebo, Bethany, Petra, Feynan Eco Lodge, Aqaba, Dead Sea and the Red Sea. Linda is the President of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Read Linda's Jordan article here> http://www.bigblendnetwork.com/traveling-jordan.html
April 3, 2016
Travel writer Linda Kissam 'Food Wine & Shopping Diva' shares the Best Experiences in Seattle. Linda is also the President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. Article and interview featured in the Mar/Apr 2016 issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine> http://en.calameo.com/read/0039965668863c4c81464?page=68