AmaWaterways has been leading the way in river cruising since it was founded in 2002 by travel industry veterans Jimmy Murphy, Rudi Schreiner, considered the Father of Modern River Cruising, and Kristin Karst in innovative ship design, all-inclusive luxury amenities, gourmet food and themed cruises like the European Wine River Cruises that Gary Murphy, VP of AmaWaterways, talks about with Elizabeth Harryman and Paul Lasley in this E.B. GO Radio Show Video of their syndicated On Travel Radio Show.
AmaWaterways Wine River Cruises are now operating on nearly every major river in Europe and are one of the most popular river cruises from their extensive catalog of itineraries. Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman have been reporting on the travel industry for decades and, in his previous job, he was a wine journalist and thus his appreciation for this subject is undeniable. Each Wine River Cruise has at least one Wine Expert, often a vintner who create some of the finest wines in the industry, who conduct wine tastings, give lectures, assist in tours of local vineyards and mingle with the passengers. It is a fantastic European vacation.
Travel journalists Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman are married and reach an audience of several million people each month as they write and broadcast in a variety of formats. They have covered travel for network television including NBC’s Today Show and local TV such as KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. They have written travel features for major national and regional magazines along with a regular syndicated column on travel and dining for several major daily newspapers. Paul and Elizabeth are pioneers of interactive travel content on the web.
Elizabeth Harryman is Travel Editor of Westways, the magazine of the Auto Club of Southern California, which has won five major Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards and has a circulation of 4 million and a readership of 8 million. Elizabeth also coordinates travel coverage for the other six AAA magazines the Auto Club publishes, which reach markets from New England to Hawai’i, for a combined readership of about 12 million.
Paul Lasley produces and hosts two daily radio shows that are broadcast to 3.5 million listeners in 180 countries on the American Forces Radio Network and are podcast at OnTravel.com. He’s cohosted radio shows on KABC and Public Radio station KPCC in Southern California and for Discovery Channel Radio on XM Satellite. His radio shows have won three major Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. He also writes the TravelSmart column for Westways magazine.
Paul and Elizabeth are proud to be travel journalists. Their opinions and recommendations are totally their own and are not supported commercially. Their mission is to provide information on all aspects of travel and to encourage people around the world to discover the wonder of travel. They also regularly cover subjects of interest to the trade and industry because of the wide demographic of their many audiences.
For several years, Paul and Elizabeth were on-air travel correspondents for NBC’s Today. They wrote a column on travel and dining that ran for 10 years in major U.S. newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald.
As a married couple that works together every day, finding romance is an important part of their travel lives. Their best-selling book, Honeymoons: A Romantic Travel Guide, won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Another book on romantic getaways is under development.
Paul and Elizabeth are members of organizations including the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), SAG, AFTRA, and Equity. Paul is the 2016 president of SATW.