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Where to Find Me: OTR

I’ve got a face for radio

When I planned my visit to Orlando, the first thing I knew I wanted to do was be a guest on the Orlando Tourism Report. Turns out if you’re crashing on the couch of the host, it helps you get on the air, so that Friday I got the opportunity to add my two cents to the topics covered. Of course, I was so tired and hungry by the last 30 minutes of the show, all I could think and talk about was going to lunch afterwards. Now in my defense, the show is on from 10 AM- noon and having slept just a few hours the night before and not having eaten, I couldn’t help but focus on our impending lunch at The Coop!

They eventually fed me

Regardless, I had an awesome time getting to chat with the guys on air and can’t wait to weasel my way into being a guest again sometime (hint, hint…promise I won’t talk about being hungry…).  I’ve written about the show before  and think they have some of the best coverage of the Orlando tourism world.  After listening to so many Disney-specific podcasts, it’s really cool to listen to a show that covers it all and dives into what I find to be super interesting content.  For example, on this show that I was on, Ken (with MUCH help from Ed) breaks some news on the Nintendo land that is going in to Universal.

Ken pondering aloud “What is the name of this peach colored princess?” when discussing Nintendo

You can check out the episode through their site or the OTR Itunes/etc. I have to say though, I think the best part of OTR is the adventures afterward. The crew has lunch together most Fridays after the show and often times checks out some aspect of the local tourist industry (I love that the boys actually get out and see and do things instead of just reading about them on the internet).  When I was there, we took a very detailed walking tour of Winter Park and ended the afternoon (thankfully for the blisters I got on my feet) with a boat tour of the lakes around the area. We saw Carrot Top’s house- I was a happy girl.

We were on a boat!

OTR Interview Makes It Better

After thinking more about the recent election, I wondered how things were going to be handled with the post-election news.  As I wrote about before, the Trump election was a shocker for me but I decided I needed to be positive in order to live a life that I can atleast enjoy day to day.

I listened to the SkyPlex master mind, Joshua Wallack, spend a very insightful 2 hours with Ken from the Orlando Tourism Report and he made so much sense.  In the interview, Joshua says that he dealt with the fact that Trump won and then moved on to the next step. Being the owner of the Mangos night club in Miami and Orlando, Ken inquired what, if anything, the President-Elect would mean for the people Joshua employees and the way they do business.  Joshua made one of the best statements I’ve heard since the election. He stated that it didn’t matter who is president, they are going to keep doing what they’re doing.

These two statements really hit home with me. After the first hour, I felt better. Joshua knew what to say and how to say it. I felt almost as if he had talked to his children and reassured them in a similar way that he did in this interview.  Even not being a child, I sincerely appreciated what he had to say and it’s one of the things making life better than my initial response to the election results.

You can check out the interview through the OTR site or on any podcast app.