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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.
 
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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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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.
 
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Travelogue Media
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inspire, be inspired
 
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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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Sounds of the Trail
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a lotta talkin' about walkin'
 
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Hear author Teresa Bruce describe how she retraced a poignant family road trip all the way down the Pan-American highway. Then listen in as we weigh the value of souvenirs with travel writer Rolf Potts, who shares insights on the origins of the travel-gift industry. And reminisce with fellow listeners who’ve called in to share the travel memori ...…
 
Apes are humans' closest relatives, but these creatures are increasingly endangered. From Asia to Africa, human activity threatens their existence. But not all hope is lost.
 
Hayden rambles about: Beetles, the Belarus border, 'real' travel, eating maggots, microphones, confidence and 'frames'. It's Thursday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital
 
Hear how Crete offers travelers a uniquely fascinating Greek island experience. Then travel writer Mark Adams describes his 3,000-mile voyage along the coasts of Alaska in the path of the Harriman Expedition of 1899. And a Dutch biologist explains how urban evolution around the world is happening faster than we used to think. For more informati ...…
 
Without water, there is no life. Water conservationist Rajendra Singh is bringing dead streams back to life in India. Thousands of dead fish have turned up in the Rhine River in Switzerland — fish are vulnerable to high temperatures as their environment heats up. And, an entrepreneur wants to drag icebergs all the way to South Africa!…
 
Rock violinist Katei is of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese descent, and grew up in Australia. He survived a massive Tokyo earthquake and went from Sydney street busker to performing worldwide.
 
Tim Neville discusses why you'd enjoy vacationing in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Travel writer Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the advantages of traveling solo and how to do it without feeling all alone. And tour guides from the Balkans recommend their favorite places to explore along the coast of Croatia. For more informati ...…
 
Hayden rambles about: Airports, New York, RyanAir, cancelled flights, his travel playlist, building sites, 'real life', being broke while traveling, travel books, kara & nate, & carbon footprints. It's Friday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on I ...…
 
Just how many visitors are too many? The Greek island of Santorini struggles with tourism numbers it can't handle. How long until rising sea levels have completely destroyed Kenya's historic sites along its coast? And how hot is too hot? Glaciers in New Zealand have receded so much it's actually become too dangerous to hike all the way to the top.…
 
British tour guides discuss their favorite overlooked cities to visit, beyond London. Plus, we learn what guides from the Cumbrian Lake District and the Cotswolds love about living in rural England, including recommendations for connecting with the regions' sometimes-eccentric folk culture and its literary giants. For more information on Travel ...…
 
It's hot out there. The heat wave sweeping across the northern hemisphere this week has farmers worried, especially where the high temperatures are combined with drought. We look at how farmers around the world are protecting their livestock and crops as the global temperature creeps ever higher.
 
Magician Joseph Reohm takes some time between cruise ship performances to share Tales of performing around the world.
 
Kathleen Winter tells us what her voyage into the Northwest Passage taught her about the world. Richard Grant left the bustle of Manhattan to buy an old farmhouse in the Mississippi Delta. Plus, listeners share tales of memorable stories from the people they've met overseas. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode de ...…
 
Hayden rambles about: Silent Uber drivers, punk rock, getting back to nature, not being a brazilian beach man, the difference between dreams and goals & reverse culture shock. It's Friday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdi ...…
 
Tarantulas, scorpions and cockroaches are not appealing — but they are important! Eels in Canada are being chopped up by dams — but they don't get the attention they deserve because they aren't cute like pandas. Poisonous scorpions are more important for our ecosystem than you may have thought. And a taste for tarantula in Cambodia has decimate ...…
 
Hear about the charms of France's Alsace region from local tour guides. A Parisian guide explains how visitors' expectations lead to misunderstandings and faux pas. Plus, Fred Plotkin shares how you might find the best croissant you've ever tasted in Paris. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, progra ...…
 
When it comes to protecting the environment, sometimes the most unusual ideas are the best ones. From using donkey dung to help save an endangered bat to brewing beer out of old bread, we examine some of the strange and innovative ways people are helping save the planet.
 
Arnette Stricker is the creator of the travel blog, Round the World Girl. She shares her Tales of how a tragedy inspired her to take a 19-month trip around the world and send her life and career into a different direction.
 
Hayden rambles about: A fly massacre, B*Witched, migration vs. travel, travel videos, & crablets. It's Thursday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital
 
Tampa Bay Times columnist Craig Pittman explains how Florida's massive tourism industry impacts the state's residents. Plus, the author of a guide to Route 66 tells us about efforts to revitalize the historic 24-hundred mile highway as a national heritage trail. Also, author Sarah Vowell tells us what she learned when she visited sites associat ...…
 
Shoot to kill or live and let live? We're not always kind to animals, unless perhaps they're in a zoo. We'll get up close and personal with a zebra finch and find out why Germans really love their bears.
 
Hayden rambles about: A bloke and his gun, wanting to marry a Moldovan girl and start a new life as a border crossing officer, Vlad the Impaler, the Transfagarasan, it definitely being the end soon having pain in an unidentified organ, & flashing a masseuse. Transfagarasan video: https://youtu.be/OtJXL5vYPGM It's Thursday, we're checking in wit ...…
 
Newfoundland actor and musician Alan Doyle recommends sights to best enjoy the rugged beauty of his island home in the Atlantic. And Canadian TV personality Rick Mercer shares his favorite places and things to do across Canada this summer. Plus, culinary historian Elizabeth Pearce raises a glass to New Orleans for its tri-centennial, and unveil ...…
 
Women in Saudi Arabia made the headlines this week. They are now allowed to drive, thanks not least to the campaigning by some bold women. In this week's episode, we'll meet some other bold women: Abu Dhabi's first female falconer, an Indian activist fighting plastic pollution, an Italian investigative journalist uncovering a mozzarella scandal ...…
 
Comedy magician Matt Disero sits down to share Tales of his many years on the road and at sea as a performer. A proud Canadian, he talks about his home country, performing at military bases around the world, visiting both the North and South Poles, and more.
 
The shipwreck of former naval officer Victor Clark made headlines in the 1950s. Clark found himself stranded on a tiny atoll in the Pacific called Palmerston Island. The ordeal was to drastically affect his life. But what no one could have known was that, decades later, this place was to play a crucial role in his daughter’s life as well. Check ...…
 
Hear how people of all ages enjoy a day at the baths in Budapest, where doctors commonly prescribe a relaxing day at the spa. Then learn about a sacred geothermal river located deep in Amazonian Peru: It's huge, deadly hot, and might contain clues to the origins of life on Earth. And get advice for enjoying the splendor of Padua, located just h ...…
 
Hayden is on the move and instantly regrets recording a podcast walking through a city when a storm's a-brewing. It's Friday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital
 
Most people think of insects as pests to get rid of — but our survival may be intimately tied to them. The problem is: Insects are in decline. Find out how the Berlin Philharmonic is drawing attention to the issue, why insects don't live at the seaside, and what makes bugs so important in the first place.…
 
Today's guest is Daniel Pierson, the man behind travel site Bolt Collective. Bolt crafts custom group itineraries for its members, and Daniel shares what he's learned traveling around the world and why he wanted to create a different kind of tour company.
 
Friend of the show and father of the podcaster Orzbo calls in to share his essential elements of life: love, breath, water, stilling the mind and moving the body, and following your passions with your natural talents for the good of the world. We are all equal facets on the gem we commonly call God —Orzbo For more Orzbo listen to a previous epi ...…
 
Journalist and former diplomat Dave Seminara vividly describes the unusual sports and traditions you might encounter in the Basque Country. Then a Czech tour guide and a guidebook writer join us to share insights and tips for appreciating Prague's innovative and fascinating art and architecture — and we enjoy a mini-concert from the Prague Cast ...…
 
Hayden rambles about being in a Dyson AirVac, confidence, mindset, naked pirates & crossing the Turkish border. It's Friday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital Production & Development for Travel Stories Podcast by Pod ...…
 
We live on a planet of finite resources but our demand for new consumer products and technologies keeps growing. That's driving a race to extract materials from ever-more remote corners of the Earth – and beyond.
 
Join us as tour guides from Norway, Belgium, and Bulgaria share insider perspectives on their countries. Listen in as they describe the hot-button issues that animate their countrymen's conversations, and explain what makes their countries so special — and why so many residents of smaller nations often feel such big national pride. For more inf ...…
 
Ever more people in the world are living in urban areas. But how can we make our cities sustainable? From the dangers of air pollution to shrinking natural spaces and our carbon footprint in cities — it's high time for action.
 
Hayden answers listener questions, from relationship advice to location independence. It's Thursday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital Production & Development for Travel Stories Podcast by Podcast Masters…
 
We're baaaaaaaack! And it's been a hot minute. We talk about our most recent adventure, crimes against Shadow, and our dog the best dog in the world. Shadow faces her strangest injury. Adam doesn't understand Palm Springs. Taco finds a tortoise! Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Desert Tortoise on Wikipedia Th ...…
 
A New York Times travel writer shares tips for apps that can help you make the most of your next overseas trip, then a Seattle DJ describes how Iceland has exploded as a hotbed of creativity — and why he makes a point of visiting once a year. And a lifelong resident of the Dingle Peninsula makes a persuasive case that his home turf is the most ...…
 
Fertile land in Nigeria is being eaten up drought, fueling conflict between herdsmen who need what's left to graze their animals and farmers who need it for their crops. Meanwhile in East Africa, tensions are rising over who controls the waters of the Nile.
 
We're joined by Chad Uddstrom, the man behind the popular Instagram site @TheBroAbroad. Chad shares his Tales of how he went from just a regular hockey-loving kid from Pittsburgh to a celebrity in his adopted country of Paraguay. Also shares great South America travel tips.
 
Get tips from guidebook author Pauline Frommer on how to make the most of a New York City stopover, and hear how the city's High Line greenway has become one of its best places to stroll and people-watch. Then listen in as tour guides from Berlin share their recommendations for the most enjoyable special events taking place across Germany this ...…
 
It's time for a bit of spring cleaning, whether it's your summer wardrobe, the local beach – or even the air we breathe! From the heart of Europe to China – we're cleaning up our act.
 
Hayden rambles about: A new theory about life. And Conan the Barbarian. It's Thursday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital Production & Development for Travel Stories Podcast by Podcast Masters…
 
A bestselling author of a book on the Northwest Passage describes how the Inuit of Canada and Greenland are responding to modern challenges posed by changes to the Arctic environment. Then we delve with a filmmaker into the pre-Columbian world of the Incas, and ponder what untold stories the Andes Mountains may still hold. Plus, a well-traveled ...…
 
Alex Person is a young man of many talents: photographer, shoe designer, digital marketer, but most of all, traveler! Growing up in Franklin, TN, Alex didn't get too many opportunities to see the world. Man, has he ever made up for it!
 
There’s bat appreciation day, international day for biodiversity and the day of endangered species – we’re great at naming days after our animals, but is it enough? Are we treating our biodiversity wisely, or failing them badly?
 
Hayden rambles about: The last seven months on the road & instagram live. It's Thursday, we're checking in with Hayden and his nomadic motorcycle journey through every country in mainland Europe. Resources: Follow Hayden on Instagram: @backpackdigital Production & Development for Travel Stories Podcast by Podcast Masters…
 
Vera van Rijn is her brother, Ries’, confidant. She experiences together with him how he enters into a relationship with Jean-Paul Gaultier and lives his life in the international world of fashion. But his jet-set life comes to a crashing halt with painful consequences for Vera. Please visit https://podcast.klm.com for more information on this ...…
 
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