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Keep the flame of wanderlust alive with the Guidester podcast as we explore Europe’s beauty, history, and unique culture.

London is known for its many attractions: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and museums to name a few. Wouldn’t you like to know about some hidden gems that will not only capture your attention and pocketbook but give you a sense you have had a private tour? Well, you’ve come to the right place...
Some of the most beautiful countryside is located in The Peak District, England’s first national park. If you like to hike, are into photography, desire to experience village life in England, or just walk through the most gorgeous gardens in all of Europe, The Peak District is the place to be. [00:36] English National Parks...
Traveling again is going to require some extra thought, planning, and patience. This episode provides some thoughtful ideas about where and how to travel during the pandemic. [00:40] Status of International Travel Mexico, Croatia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, and other Caribbean destinations [02:52] Countries Open in Europe  Albania, Croatia, Malta, Iceland, Estonia,...
If you are traveling to Europe and throughout the European continent, Jack gives you some help on ways to get around to save you money, keep you safe, and not have your muscles hurt from all the luggage. After all you are there to have fun and relax! [01:05] Air vs. Train Travel Ryanair EasyJet...
Rome is a destination full of excitement, history, and culture. We delve into the basilicas of Rome, their cultural importance, historical significance, and architectural beauty. [00:29] What is a basilica? [02:09] Four Great Basilicas of Rome St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls The Basilica of St. Mary...
Here is a basic itinerary that offers a mix of city, country, and culture. This is especially useful for the first-timer to Ireland as it covers the country’s most famous sights. If you don’t have 10 days, then remember this. Go deep rather than broad. [01:25] Perfect 10 days in Ireland defined Fly in; Dublin:...
Castles have fascinated visitors worldwide for their beauty, size, and history. We explore some history and aspects of British castles. While Jack names his top five castles in Britain in this episode, he has previously identified 11 of the most beautiful castles in Britain (four of which he discusses in this episode). Click on the...
Get ready for a fun trip to Bern and discover why this should be on your list of destinations when you travel. View the Bern Virtual Vacation with Guidester while you listen or check it out later and don’t watch it while you are driving! 🙂 Click on the word TRANSCRIPT to get a transcript...
Croatia is a gem of a country that provides breathtaking views, great food, fabulous beaches, and all around fun! There is much to see there but here are Croatia’s Must Sees! Click on the word TRANSCRIPT to see a transcript of this podcast with audio player at the bottom. [00:51] Geographic Location [02:50] Natural Parks-Natural...
Get ready . . . get set . . . GO! Mark your calendars for March 22! Virtual Vacation with Guidester is kicking off our podcast about unbelieveable European destinations. Guidester founder and CEO, Jack Baumann will give us the insights into the special places to see that will make your travel to Europe unique...

Meet Your Hosts

Jack Baumann
Founder of Guidester

Jack Baumann has traveled frequently since he was a child, which sparked a passion for adventure, history, and cultural exchange. It was from this love of travel and learning that brought Jack to the U.K. to study for his Masters in Ancient Greek and Roman Archaeology. While studying in Cardiff Wales, he often traveled around Europe, and the idea for Guidester was born– along with his quest to help people travel better and smarter!

Arnold Stricker is host to the Saint Louis in Tune Podcast and fellow travel enthusiast. Arnold has a long background in education as a teacher, administrator, and adjunct instructor at the university level. He loves music (his training), history, culture, and loves international travel. 

Arnold Stricker
Arnold Stricker

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