Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6/22 Fun Summer Travels, Summer Eye Safety, Chelsea Kane, Larry Lipson, Napa Valley: The Land, The Wine, The People

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Gabe Saglie Answers All Our Travel Questions and Reminds Us How to be Smart Travelers this Summer

As senior editor for TravelZoo, an online resource for travel deals, Gabe has become an authority on finding great travel deals, family travel, golf getaways, culinary vacations, cruises, island adventures, gaming vacations and ski getaways. Gabe also discusses travel as a guest blogger on

Gabe Saglie is a leading expert on travel deals, travel tips and trends. He has appeared on dozens of highly-rated national and local news programs including CNN, NBC's Today Show, CNBC's On the Money, ABCNewsNow and Meredith Corporation's Better TV, as well as numerous affiliate stations in major markets around the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami and many others. Gabe has uncovered hundreds of valuable travel deals and has become an authority on topics such as tips for finding great travel deals, family travel, golf getaways, culinary vacations, cruises, island adventures, gaming vacations and ski getaways.

Expert Shares Tips for Consumers to Take the Proper Steps Both in the Short- and Long-Term to Maintain Healthy, Quality Sight This Summer!

If you think your eyes aren’t at risk for UV damage, think again! According to the World Health Organization, 3.2 million people go blind each year as a result of prolonged UV exposure.
Eye damage from UV exposure is cumulative, so it’s never too early or too late to start protecting the health of the eyes for the long-term and also helping to improve the quality of vision in the short-term by minimizing squinting that is caused by distracting and oftentimes blinding glare.

More than eight out of 10 people agree that glare and bright light outdoors negatively affects their eyesight – causing squinting, eye strain, fatigue, headaches and also premature wrinkling around the eyes. The same UV light from the sun when exposed directly to the skin is known to cause a number of harmful effects, but what many aren’t aware of is that it can have a lasting and detrimental effect to your vision. What’s more is that 20 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that UV damage is reversible.

Dr. Larry Lampert, an optometrist from Boca Raton, Florida has teamed up with Transitions Optical to educate consumers nationwide about the importance of proper eyecare and eyewear year-round. Dr. Lampert encourages all consumers to take several simple steps to protect the health and quality of their sight today and for the future.

We're Talking with Dancing With the Star's Chelsea Kane About Her New Project!

Chelsea's stopping by to talk with us about the new program she’s helping Pedigree kick off this month: “Dancing with the Stars' Chelsea Kane Teams up With PEDIGREE Food for Dogs to Deliver More Than 100,000 Pounds of Food to Shelters Across the Country”

She'll also tell us about her recent appearance on Dancing with the Stars!

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Traveling Time! The Great Larry Lipson Tells Us About His Latest Finds!

Reporting from Costa Rica, CRN's international wine correspondent Larry Lipson will tell us about his latest Wine Finds!

Larry always has something cooking up at the Lipson Institute of Advanced Wine Studies! Larry forages all of Costa Rica for the absolute best wines. No region is spared from his intense search. No mountain or range or valley is safe from his reach. He leaves no grape unturned, this man of passion. Wine is his life. His love for wine is only paralleled with his love for his lovely parter in wine, Lillian Lipson.

Be fully prepared for this master of vino as he shares his food and wine pairing techniques and experiences with you on this great day in America - and the world.

We're Talking with Daphne Larkin - Author - NAPA VALLEY: The Land, The Wine, The People

CHARLES O'REAR and DAPHNE LARKIN combined their talents to produce this elegant coffee table book. A photographer known for his books on wine and wine regions around the world, CHARLES O'REAR is recognized as one of the world's leading photographers. His wine books are:Beringer Vineyards (2009); Wine Across America (2007); Wine Places (2005); Beautiful Wineries (2005); Napa Valley: The Land, The Wine, The People (2001); Chardonnay (1999); Cabernet (1998); Fodor's Wine Country (1997); and Napa Valley (1990). He photographed for National Geographic magazine for 25 years, producing two dozen articles from around the U.S. and the world. O'Rear began photographing wine country when the magazine sent him to cover Napa Valley in 1978 for an article. Today he owns the largest collection of wine photos in the United States. Many of his photos are archived on the Corbis Collection and have appeared in thousands of publications, movies and on television. His most famous photograph is the Bliss photo, the rolling green hills default Microsoft screen saver on a billion computers worldwide.

DAPHNE LARKIN is an award-winning journalist who specializes in the wine industry. Partnering with her husband Charles O'Rear, she wrote, edited and co-produced several wine books, most recently Wine Across America and Beringer. She is a former United Nations journalist, reporter for Newsweek International, television news writer, contributing editor to Parenting magazine and senior vice president of corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company. In 1995, she won the Distinguished Service to Journalism Alumni Award from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism for pioneering the story of children in America with disabilities. Charles and Daphne make their home in Napa Valley on a country lane surrounded by vineyards and views of the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains.

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