Learn and Experience New Travel Destinations with Rose Gray!
Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel. She is also the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the C T C program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants. During her 29 years in the travel industry she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore. And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training.
Rose is a blast to travel with and our clients LOVE traveling with her escorted tours and river cruises to new destinations, most recently Hawaii, Europe and Vietnam/Cambodia . Will you be next to join Rose?
Read Rose's blog post from her trip to Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekon with WTMJ listeners.
Read Rose's blog post from her Paris, Provence and Monte Carlo escorted Tour with WTMJ listeners.
Travel with Rose!
Eastern European Explorer with Rose Gray
September 20-30, 2016
An extraordinary voyage awaits the traveler who wishes to venture off the beaten path in Eastern Europe. Join Rose Gray of the Fox World Travel Show on WTMJ and experience the mystery and beauty of Eastern Europe as you sail through five fascinating nations—Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria—linked by the majestic Danube.
Past Vacations Hosted by Rose Gray
PROTECT YOUR PASSPORTS WITH RFID SHIELDS
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) - is a technology that uses communication through the use of radio waves to transfer data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking.
In early 2006, the U.S. Department of State began issuing passports with 64-kilobyte RFID chips that contain the name, nationality, gender, date of birth, and place of birth of the passport holder, as well as a digitized photograph of that person. The U.S. Government states that they use encrypted digital signatures to prevent tampering and that they will be "passive" RFID chips, which do not broadcast personal information unless within inches of an RFID reader machine.
The U.S. government is making every effort to secure its citizens' personal data; however, many travelers have decided to take matters into their own hands by purchasing RFID protection shields for passports as well as other items which contain the RFID chips such as credit cards.
These products are available at many luggage/travel accessory stores. I have had great feedback from several listeners who have visited:
Traveling Bags - Luggage Sales, Luggage Repair, Travel Accessories and Gifts
3314 W Loomis Rd Milwaukee, WI 53221 - (414) 817-0222
You can also purchase RFID Blocking Products on line (these are just a couple that I have contacted and was please with their reponses):http://www.idstronghold.com/Passport-RFID-Blocking-Products/products/6/
International Cell Phone
I mentioned on air that I recently purchased an international cell phone through Mobal. I used it on my WTMJ Mediterranean Cruise and it worked very well. I selected the GSM World Phone Classic ($69.00 + $10 shipping) which works in over 190 countries including the USA. Rates varied from $1.25 to $1.75 per minute depending on the country. Included with the phone (which is yours for life) is a multi voltage travel charger with a FREE worldwide travel adapter set and a world SIM card (you will have a UK phone number). Jim Peck also purchased this phone and used it while traveling in France. Tune in on May 28 when Jim returns to find out what his experience was with his new Mobal international phone.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program - STEP
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency.
STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.