What’s so special about Palm Beach County’s cultural scene? “Eye on Travel” radio show host Peter Greenberg and local guests explain.
Are you expecting out-of-town guests next season who will want to see Palm Beach County like a tourist? Or, maybe you plan to escape to its sunshine and palm trees when the winter chill sets in.
Either way, you might want to tune in on Saturday to Peter Greenberg’s “Eye on Travel” radio broadcast focusing on ways to have a great time while you’re here .
Greenberg is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on shows such as “CBS This Morning.” He also produces and co-hosts PBS specials, including “The Royal Tour,” where heads of states take him on guided tours of their countries, and “The Travel Detective.”
With “Eye on Travel” he promises to impart more than “pretty pictures or glossy brochures” by concentrating on news travelers can use and insider tips, his website says.
He records his three-hour shows on site at destinations. Recent broadcasts have beamed from the ALT/Aspen and annual Food & Wine Classic in Colorado and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Most people don’t know a lot about Palm Beach County, Greenberg said when contacted on Wednesday.
“They don’t know where it is,” he said. “They have no idea of its size or history. They don’t know there’s a lot more to Palm Beach than Mar-a-Lago. I’m always trying to give the audience a chance to experience things that aren’t in the guidebook and tell stories along the way,”
When people travel to resort destinations They don’t realize they can immerse themselves in the place’s culture and history and have a great experience in the process.”
The Palm Beach County show was recorded in June at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth Beach.
* Elliot Bostwick Davis, of the Norton Museum of Art, which recently unveiled a $100 million Foster + Partners-designed revamp
* Jan Tuckwood, revenue content director at The Palm Beach Post, who has edited three books on local history
* Dave Lawrence, cultural council president and CEO
* Allison Goff, member and visitor services director at the Flagler Museum
* Rick Rose, Worth Avenue historian and Palm Beach guide book author
* and Colleen Smith, founder and artistic director of Ballet Palm Beach
Greenberg and his crew were “a lot of fun,” Goff said. During the interview, Greenberg asked about the staff’s favorite places at the historic home and Henry Flagler’s legacy as the entrepreneur who developed Florida’s east coast and established Palm Beach as a resort destination 125 years ago, she said.
Other topics will include bicycling in Palm Beach and Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach.
Even residents might learn about things they’d like to see or do that they didn’t know about before, Greenberg said.
“The best compliment we ever get is for people who live there to say ’I had no idea,’” he said.
“Eye on Travel” airs at 10 a.m. on Saturdays on many CBS radio affiliates, which include WMBX-FM 102.3, WEAT-FM 107.9 and WIRK-FM 103.1. Check with your local radio station to confirm it’s carrying the show.
You . Shows are archived on the website on the Mondays following the broadcasts.