Let’s Go America! Tour – Hot Springs, VA

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For a full recap of our “Let’s Go America! Tour” – Hot Springs, VA, including a summary of the 6-day daily itinerary, live remote broadcast, photos, varied social media posts, testimonials and a sampling of comments from show fans – CLICK THIS LINK to access the detailed .pdf presentation!

As we say with frequency on-air, travel is such an important connector in our society as well as a vital economic engine.  What we love about travel is all the people that we encounter and the relationships we build, the opportunities it provides to walk in history, savor different culinary flavors, experience new adventures and opportunities, go behind-the-scenes to share insider info and more — all while positively impacting the areas we visit through the power of our popular national program.  America is blessed with an array of top destinations — and for our most recent big “Let’s Go America! Tour” we paid a visit to America’s 1st Resort, the Omni Homestead Resort, and the community of Hot Springs, Virginia.

America’s #1 Travel Radio Show is now heard on 580 weekly stations across the USA, and our reach exceeds 1.2 million show fans/followers.  It’s a blessing not lost upon us as there simply is not another nationally syndicated travel radio program like ours out there — and everyday we’re thankful for the good fortune that enables RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa to be the leader in our sector of the Travel World.

Up to 8x’s per year we agree to take the program out of the studio and descend on a location of interest for a week long big “Let’s Go America! Tour”…  These special events culminate with a live remote broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show from the destination, and they are filled with busy daily itineraries that connect us with so many different sides of the areas we choose to visit — beyond the brochure or easily found activities on a website.  The purpose of each big “Let’s Go America! Tour” is to educate/entice/empower show fans and followers to travel — as we say “Get out from behind the desk, get off the sofa, get out of your comfort zone and go experience and enjoy the world!”

During the week of May 13-18 2024, for the big “Let’s Go America! Tour” – Hot Springs, VA we certainly showcased an array of activities awaiting you at the Omni Homestead Resort.  This is a special place to go experience because beyond it being America’s 1st Resort.  As we encountered first-hand, the location is all about the vast array of activities offered, the iconic Warm Springs baths and the people working on-property (many of whom are multi-generational team members).

In what we call the “Fastest 2 Hours in Travel” — during our live national broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 18 May 2024 — in addition to including the popular “Travel The World From Your Own Kitchen” segment, we focused on the uniqueness of the Omni Homestead Resort and its surroundings.  To hear an archive of the national radio broadcast that was transmitted via satellite across the USA to our network of 580 weekly stations — simply click on the play arrows immediately below this text…

Let’s Go America!


18 May 2024 – RMWorldTravel | Let’s Go America! Tour – Hot Springs, VA
Hour 1
— Topics & Guests on this hour of RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa include:
Seg 1 – Robert & Mary Show Open, Team Banter, “Let’s Go America! Tour” – Hot Springs, VA talk, Travel News Roundtable, etc.
Seg 2 – Omni Homestead Resort Managing Director Mark Spadoni discusses Homestead Hospitality, life at his one-of-a-kind property, the $170M renovations and more
Seg 3 – We hike the Cascades Gorge with Naturalist Laura Cooper and talk about the experience, the wildlife, varied plants and its temperate rainforest
Seg 4 – Nearby the Omni Homestead Resort is the renowned Garth Newel Music Center, Artistic Director and Pianist Jeannette Fang weighs-in on its history and offerings
Seg 5 – The Omni Homestead’s Lynn Swann shares the iconic Warm Springs that date back to 1761 and keep guests coming back for soaks in the high mineral waters

Hour 2
— Topics & Guests on this hour of RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa include:
Seg 1 – Robert & Mary Open, plus Great Hall Maitre d’Hotel Anthony Pusey offers up snapshots of the deep history of America’s 1st Resort — the Omni Homestead
Seg 2 – Travel The World From Your Own Kitchen – Executive Chef Michael Zmigrodski shares the Omni Homestead’s Virginia Crab Cake recipe and talks food/weddings
Seg 3 – The activities available to travelers at the Omni Homestead Resort are wide-ranging and extensive, Director of Recreation James DeBoe jumps aboard with details
Seg 4 – As Robert & Mary broadcast live from the George Washington Library at the Omni Homestead, Rudy is joined by Mount Vernon’s Kathleen Ford who extends an invite
Seg 5 – Don’t overlook Virginia Wines!  Sommelier Quynh Cohen talks up the Virginia Wine Experience available on-property and the range of top wines in the State


Here’s is the Omni Homestead Resort Virginia Crab Cake recipe shared by Executive Chef Michael Zmigrodski …


1lb of Lump Crab
1lb of Blue Crab
200 Grams of Crab Mayo
1 Egg Yolk
1 Quart of Panko Bread Crumbs

Method: Drain crab and remove shell. Dry with paper towel. In a large mixing bowl combine egg yolk and crab mayo. Add Crab Meat. Toss until crab is well coated and tacky. Form into desired size crab cakes. Toss in panko until well coated.

Directions: Preheat Oven to 350 F. Heat non-stick pan over MED HIGH heat. Add oil to skim coat bottom of pan. Pan sear crab cakes on both sides for 2 min or until golden brown. Transfer to oven and cook for 5-7 minutes or until an internal temp of 170 F has been reached. Serve with Corn Relish, Crab Mayo, and Arugula. Recipes below.

1 Pint of Mayonnaise 3 TBSP of Scallions, Minced
3 TBSP of Celery, Minced 1 TBSP of Red Onion, Minced
1 TSP of Curry Powder
2 TSP of Old Bay 1 TSP of Paprika
1 TSP of Sriracha 2 Lemons, Zested
1 TSP of Lemon Juice 1 TSP of Salt & Pepper

Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.

1 PT of Corn Kernels, Cooked 2 TBSP Red Onion, Diced
2 TBSP Tomatoes, Diced 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
2 TBSP Cilantro, Minced 1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP of Lime Juice 1 TSP of Salt & Pepper

Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine