Writer and radio producer Harriet Baskas has been visiting and reporting on unusual museums in the U.S. and beyond for more than 20 years. These nine stories are part of her 26-part radio series Henrietta's Holiday, which originally aired on public radio stations nationwide and now continues as an occasional feature on NPR. The stories included here feature the Nut Museum, the Banana Museum, the Mortuary Museum, the Tooth Fairy Museum, the Bing Crosby Memorial Museum, and more.
On a flight out of Lexington, Ky.’s Blue Grass Airport earlier this month, passengers were served hay instead of pretzels and assigned stalls instead of seats. In the boarding process there was a bit of foot- stamping and snorting, but otherwise, the flight crew heard no complaining from the eight horses flying direct to New York on Air Horse One, the leased 727-200 aircraft the H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company uses to fly valuable race horses and show horses around the country.
The moving walkway is now ending. Moving sidewalks, flat escalators or Trav-O-Lator machines, as the Otis Elevator Company dubbed their patented version back in 1955, can be a godsend for tired travelers.
"Southwest Adds Mexico Routes from L.A." is from the August 19, 2016 Travel section of The USA Today. It was written by Harriet Baskas and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"Airlines Expect 15.6M Passengers for Labor Day" is from the August 18, 2016 Travel section of The USA Today. It was written by Harriet Baskas and narrated by Paige McKinney.