Are you planning to see the world this summer? Or enjoy
the frugal pleasure of a stay-cation? Remember, the best travel isn't
about miles logged it's about minds expanded. In this hour of To
the Best of Our Knowledge, travel stories. Travel guru Rick Steves
develops an unexpected passion for war-torn countries. And writer William
Least-heat Moon moseys along some new back roads.
Rick Steves is the author of 30 European guidebooks,
and host of public radio and television travel shows. He's also done
a one-hour special (available on DVD)on travel in Iran. His new book
is "Travel as a Political Act." Steves talks with Jim Fleming
about the advantages of travel in war-torn areas. Check out his website
Also, Mark Johnson has spent years traveling around the world
recording street musicians. He calls his project "Playing for Change"
and talks about it with Steve Paulson. Check out "Playing for Change
Stand by Me" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_0Hyn57Lk
Lynn Sharon Schwartz is a novelist and a veteran
traveler. She tells Anne Strainchamps that she's finally admitted to
herself that at this stage in her life, she doesn't like traveling.
Her memoir is called "Not Now, Voyager." Also, Raphael
Kadushin is a senior travel writer for Conde Nast magazines, and
author of "Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing."He talks
with Steve Paulson about travel writing's utility for the armchair traveler.
William Least Heat Moon created a sensation
with his book "Blue Highways." He's back now with "Roads
to Quoz," about traveling along America's back roads. Moon talks
with Anne Strainchamps about the trips that inspired the new book.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 09-07-19-B.
- - Tugba Ekinci, Oha Falan Oldum Yani,
on the CD Turkish Groove (Putumayo)
- - Stand By Me, One Love,
War/No More Trouble, and Dont Worry off
of the Songs Around the World CD by Playing for Change on
Hear Music Records.
- - Willie Nelson, On the Road Again
- - Sarah Vaughn, Ive Got the World on a
String, (Sarah Vaughn, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Louie Bellson,
Ray Brown) off the CD How Long This Been Going On? (Pablo)
- - Doris Day with Les Brown, Sentimental Journey
off the CD Artists Choice: Tony Bennett (Hear Music
- - Natalie Cole, Route 66 off the CD Unforgettable
With Love, Natalie Cole (Elektra)
week of 06/27/2010 - hour 2
week of 07/19/2009 - hour 2
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