Why did I start this talkshow? First of all, I love to talk about the cruise industry, and talk with those who are involved with the cruise industry. If you've never been on a cruise...I like to talk with you too! It all started when a buddy of mine from college invited me to be a guest on his talkshow. I enjoyed the interview, and thought to myself, hey, I can do that. It wasn't long before I began to experiment with some interviews. My first interview was with a long-time friend of mine who I helped get a job working on the ships. Then I just started to ask people I knew about online who might be interesting to talk with. The show kind of snowballed as I began to interview more and more prominent guests like Mr. John Maxtone-Graham, who wrote a number of classic ocean liner books like The Only Way To Cross, or Carol Marlow, President of Cunard Line. I enjoy creating websites, so I also created a site for the new Cruising Authority Talkshow. All the bits and pieces just began to come together as if I were falling into a very comfortabel niche doing what I love to do. Of course there was and is a technical learning curve that I continue to fine-tune. This Cruising Authority talkshow has also opened a lot of doors for further growth and advancement within the cruise industry. I produced a five-show series that I'm very proud of called the Virtual Cruise Experience aboard the Liberty of the Seas. Later this month, August 28th, my wife and I will be flying to New York for a special three-night media cruise aboard the brand new Eurodam, Holland America Line's first Signature-Class vessel. Oh, and I forgot to mention that our Cruising Authority audience continues to grow beyond my expectations. This really has been a fun journey so far, and I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve for further expansion, and exciting guests. I hope you'll all stay tuned-in to our show. Be sure to subscribe to the Cruising Authority RSS Feed so you'll never miss a show. I am also very excited to let you know that we are on iTunes, so just type in "Cruising Authority" into your iTunes and you'll be able to subscribe that way and listen to our shows on your iPod...how cool is that! I just added this very interesting social networking community site where we can all stay informed and get to know each other better. Plug-in and get involved, I think you'll have a good time as Cruising Authority continues to grow and expand into new territory.