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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.
 
Bringing you stories of wonder and adventure, from world travel tales to digital nomad life to backpacker fun, Travel Stories Podcast seeks to inspire.
 
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Travel Tales
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Comedian and TV host Mike Siegel sits down for a lighthearted chat with his friends: comedians, actors, writers producers, and travel professionals, about the joys and and nightmares of travel.
 
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Let's Not Panic
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Have you ever dreamed about quitting your job, horrifying your family and road tripping for an indeterminate amount of time? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Follow Maggie and Adam as we drive from San Francisco to Tierra Del Fuego, and all our panic attacks along the way.
 
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Travelogue Media
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inspire, be inspired
 
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The Journey
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A podcast about the trip that changed everything. The Journey is an original podcast brought to you by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It tells true tales of people whose lives have been transformed by travel. Host Jonathan Groubert meets extraordinary people all over the planet. Each episode revolves around a story in which a journey is the turning point. Travel along with the main characters to the icy plains of Alaska, the hectic streets of New Delhi or the dusty villages of Kenya. For more bac ...
 
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Two Turkish tour guides paint an audio picture of the otherworldly region of Cappadocia, where you can get face-to-face with early Christian history. Then, just ahead of Burns Night, Scottish folk singer Jim Malcolm shares some of the poetry that adds depth to the traditional music of Scotland. And tour guides from Northern Ireland describe how ...…
 
From fossil fuels to water usage, our consumption has causes hidden environmental damage further along the supply chain. In this episode of Living Planet, we assess how Argentina is performing against its climate goals, whether Germany can phase out coal whilst protecting workers, where we get our drinking water from and how overuse of water is ...…
 
Hayden rambles about: Loads of stuff. It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp
 
Have you heard the one about the Swede, the Norwegian, and the Dane? Find out what Scandinavians tend to think about their Nordic neighbors, and the sometimes not-so-subtle differences that help give each country its distinct identity. Then listen in for the story of the US travel guide from the mid-20th century that helped African Americans fi ...…
 
Humans have an interesting relationship with meat. Some love it, some object to it and some simply want other options from time to time. We take a look at some of the reasons people reduce their meat consumption, what options they have and why eating less meat is having a mostly positive impact on the planet. Plus, we look at how agriculture af ...…
 
Jessie Festa of the popular JessieOnAJourney.com website gives great tips on how to become a successful travel blogger and influencer. She also share some her favorite places and Tales.
 
At long last we pack up Shadow again, and hit the road. From Death Valley, to Lake Mead, Phoenix and back again, it feels mostly the same to be on the road again, but this time with a bonus doggo! With Taco all grown up, some changes have had to be made. We talk not dogs, being an indoor kid, talking to robots and our various opinions about dri ...…
 
Americans who've made a new home for themselves in Italy explain what took them to the land of "bella chaos," and how they make it work. Then Irish comedian Maeve Higgins describes her adjustment to American ways after moving to New York from a small town in County Cork. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descri ...…
 
The new year is a time for reflection, making changes and figuring out ways we can make this year better than the last. We explore stories about good food and meet the people who are making sure there’s enough of it to go around. Plus, we discover how climate change is affecting our health.
 
Hayden rambles about: New Year (a bit), and answers listener questions on loads of different topics. It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp…
 
Novelist and MIT physics professor Alan Lightman describes how a little time alone with Maine's night sky illuminated his awareness of the universe, and his place in it. Then listeners share stories of inspiring travel experiences, before we welcome the new year with a toast to Champagne — both the bubbly and its French region of origin. For mo ...…
 
How will Christmas change as the world gets increasingly warmer? We take a look at how reindeer are affected, whether a real or fake Christmas tree is better and how Santa's home - the north pole - is warming up.
 
Elisa Kotin of The World Traveled website joins us to share how travel transformed her life literally and figuratively. When she travels, she goes far off the grid: Africa, Asia, and more!
 
We'll look at what makes the cozy Christmas markets of Germanic Europe so treasured. Then we'll hear about special Christmastime traditions from around Europe, including Spain, Sicily, Ireland, and Scotland's Hebrides Islands. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details ...…
 
With governments struggling to meet their climate goals, we look at what people in Germany and beyond are doing to reduce their own carbon footprints and live greener lives. We also look at the increasing problem of plastic waste in India.
 
Hayden rambles about: Tradition, Street Fighter II, being a labourer and gives a step by step guide on how to build a business that allows and affords you to travel It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendl ...…
 
Food writers Jane and Michael Stern discuss wintertime comfort grub served in America's roadside restaurants, then culinary-culture expert Fred Plotkin explores the various kinds of chocolate available across Europe. And listeners share the experiences that made their Christmas vacations in Europe really special — plus a tour guide from Prague ...…
 
It's hard to believe but there are still people out there who refuse to believe that climate change is real, even when the island they live on is threatened by global warming. This week on Living Planet, we find out how climate change denial is connected to right-wing nationalism, how lobbyists push fossil fuels at COP24, and how award-winning ...…
 
We have a real TV star in the house! Juliana Dever, one of the star's of ABC's Castle joins us to talk about her career, her love of travel, and we should join her on a trip to the country of Georgia!
 
Hayden rambles about: His old friend Ray who wasn't called Ray, his only nickname ever, the Hayden Lee show, and meeting people while travelling solo It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp…
 
Mar Leal, Timna Baltodano, and Gabriela Bastidas (not pictured) are Palomazo Cósmico. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. 2018 I was passing through Parque Central one afternoon during a concert. What I was hearing was so unique and inspiring I decided to stay until the end of the set. I asked guitarist, vocalist Timna Baltodano if they would be able to ...…
 
An expert on Antoni Gaudí reveals what the Modernista architect had envisioned for Barcelona's magnificent Sagrada Família church, and shares updates on the work to complete what Gaudí started 135 years ago. And travel writer Seth Kugel makes the case for letting serendipity play a role in your trip’s itinerary. For more information on Travel w ...…
 
As world leaders meet for COP24 to discuss climate change, we're asking what home means to the people — and animals — we share the planet with. This week on Living Planet, we're looking at what decisions are being made to help protect planet Earth, our home.
 
A Greece-based tour guide describes the elevated role of godparents in her adopted country, where godparents become a lifelong part of the child's family. Then TV chef Lidia Bastianich shares the story of her family's flight from Yugoslavia, and the successful family business they were able to start in America. And former NBC Middle East corres ...…
 
Why did tragedy strike an environmental activist couple in Chile? Who will win the fight over Germany’s coal phase-out and why is the movement attracting protesters from around the globe? Do beach cleanups actually help, or just soothe our conscience? We dig into these tricky subjects on this week’s episode of Living Planet.…
 
Adrien Behn, host and creator of the Strangers Abroad Podcast, calls in to share what travel and storytelling mean to her.
 
Hayden rambles about: order and chaos, contextualising travel, and how a garage full of tools and a tray of sandwiches is perhaps the meaning of life It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp…
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian describes the new positive spirit he encountered during his recent travels in Armenia, whose citizens have earned good reason to feel upbeat about their future. And composer Paul Kildea explains how Frederic Chopin's sublime 24 Preludes — written on a clunky mini-piano in an abandoned monastery in the ...…
 
This week, we bring you stories of greener transport around the world, from eco-motorbikes in Uganda to the cycle-mad city of Utrecht, and talk to the man who's made Swedes ashamed to fly.
 
Anabella Acevedo is a Guatemalan writer, editor and curator. She began her study of Latin American literature during the height of the country’s 36-year armed conflict. She later moved to the United States to complete her graduate studies at the University of Georgia in Athens. There she would gain a deeper understanding of her own country and ...…
 
Find out what made Bulgaria one of Europe's most interesting places to eat. Food writer David McAninch reveals what makes the culinary traditions of Gascony tastier than in the rest of France. Plus, discover what Italians expect in a good olive oil. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archiv ...…
 
From a small amphibian with miraculous regeneration properties, to wild animals wandering the streets of Nairobi — and even the healing powers of our forests. We take a closer look at the weird and wonderful life that calls our planet home, and ask some hard questions about the future of the planet's biodiversity.…
 
Instagram star and travel blogger Michelle Halpern of Live Like It's The Weekend talks about her journey from disgruntled fashion employee to web influencer.
 
Hayden rambles about: travelling with a purpose, Salopian icons, wooing fictitious Italian girls, & omnipresent super-galactic oneness. It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Ask a question on Instagram: @backpackdigital Ask a question via email: haydenleemail@gmail.com GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp…
 
View this post on Instagram Tenemos nuevos Posh de sabores: Canela, piña y nance ¡Ven a probarlos! #Guatemala #Xela #Posh #Artesanal #Mexico #Chiapas A post shared by La Frida Mezcaleria y Poxeria (@lafrida.mezcaleria.poxeria) on Mar 21, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT This week the owners of La Frida Mezcalería and Poxería talk about opening the bar in Que ...…
 
Get insider advice for enjoying the less-visited corners of the Balkan Peninsula, from Bosnia's atmospheric mosques to Montenegro's scenic coast. And as we mark the centennial of the "Great War," hear about the most compelling places in Europe to learn about American soldiers' contributions to World War I. Plus, listen in as tour guides share t ...…
 
As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?…
 
Yessica Pastor, la nueva directora de EntreMundos, nos cuenta algunas de las ideas que está aportando a la organización y cómo puede involucrarse. “Creo que es indispensable en este sentido poder coordinar acciones como organizaciones también como sociedad civil como personas individuales y como instituciones para que así podamos tener una voz ...…
 
A New York Times travel writer recommends four great cities for solo travelers, and the best time of year to visit them. Then the author of "Achtung Baby" tells us of her family's relocation to Berlin, and what she learned about Germans' hands-off approach to child rearing. And listeners share their travel plans and experiences for trips to Tur ...…
 
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 2: Hurricanes in North America, vanishing traditional ways of life in South America, and coral bleaching off the co ...…
 
Comedian/musician Rob Paravonian is back after five years to catch us up on his latest Travel Tales. The Brooklyn resident talks Afghanistan, Disney cruises, and an ever-changing New York City.
 
Hayden rambles about: The aforementioned meeting, raffles, scotch, the universe, having unlimited money, and season seven. It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital GET ON THE SHOW: www.calendly.com/haydenlee/tsp
 
Photo: Lila Icks This week my guest is Tetox who shares his experience growing up in a family of musicians in Quetzaltenango. In the 1970s his father and uncle, both musicians, had to flee to Mexico. Guatemala’s military regime had made it clear that protest songs would not be tolerated. His father would later return to Guatemala, but stopped p ...…
 
Author Jim Hinckley joins us to recommend Old West ghost towns that you can still visit. Then Irish singer Cathie Ryan describes how Ireland remembers its heroes through the lyrics of traditional songs. And journalist Carl Hoffman shares his deeply researched take on the mysterious disappearance of banking scion Michael Rockefeller in the jungl ...…
 
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in ...…
 
Update: The interview with Hellen Garcia has been postponed. Please stay tuned on the traveloguemedia hashtag for the latest info. New episodes on Tuesdays. In the meantime check out Jeff Abbott‘s reporting on the migrant caravan from Honduras, and a new show on WUVI radio St. Thomas called We Runnin (see links below). Walk tall, live free! Lin ...…
 
An Athenian theater director discusses drama's role as a building block of civil society since ancient times, and recommends some Greek destinations that are especially fascinating for the theatrically inclined. Then an English lit expert from Cambridge explains how the works of Shakespeare have been embraced in East Africa. And a radio DJ tell ...…
 
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.…
 
Worldwide and celestial traveler Sarah Haywood spreads some love with Tales from Burning Man, pursuing her art wherever it takes her, and life on the hemp front lines.
 
Hayden rambles about: Travel music suggestions from listeners! It's Thursday, it's time to chat with Hayden. List of songs in order: (Spoiler alert) Judah and the Lion: Suit and Jacket Brant Bjork: Biker No. 2 Mansun: Wide Open Space Bully: Milkman Tsunami Bomb: Dawn on a Funeral Day NOFX: Lori Meyers War on Drugs: Red Eyes Chuck Ragan: Nomad b ...…
 
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