Audio Journeys explores the HMS Queen Mary, the third largest passenger sailing ship ever built. A second home to many of the rich and famous, it was a place where Henry Ford made deals, Henry Kissinger fought wars, and famous people entertained. With its Art Deco design, it sailed from England to New York 1,001 times between 1936 and December 11, 1967.
Off the beaten path, these two sites are extremely important to Native Americans of the area.
Audio Journeys consist of on-location interviews with experts and the sounds of the subjects. United States explorations include national and state parks, historic sites, museums and adventures on snow, ice, camel, boats and walking.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores one of the wildest towns in the West. At the end of a box canyon, near precious metal deposits, Deadwood lured such famous Old West characters as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Deadwood might have been torn down and forgotten, except that it also holds the distinction of being the town where an angry assailant killed Wild Bill Hickok while he was on his honeymoon.
Audio Journeys explores Copan, the ancient cultural center of Honduras. For years, Copán has been renowned for its magnificent Mayan ruins, a designated World Heritage Site believed by archeologists to be the cultural center, the Paris, of the Maya world.
Audio Journeys explores the Mayan world of Mesoamerica. We travel through Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Not an actual train, in the mid-1800's, the Underground Railroad transported and protected escaping enslaved Africans through a network of safe houses and places, on their way to freedom in the North.
Tikal was a major center of Mayan civilization for centuries. Today Tikal National Park is still used by Mayans for ceremonies. Tikal is also home to thousands of animals and plants. We find out about some from our guide.
The Rainbow Forest Museum is at the southern entrance to the park. Everywhere we walk, lying on the ground are sections of ancient trees that turned to brightly colored stone beginning 225 million years ago.
"Nice, short, informative"
Zion is Utah's first national park. Audio Journeys explores this 100-year-old national park with a park ranger.
Its sugar bush time in the maple tree forests of Canada. In March and April the sap from the maple trees flow. This thin sticky sap becomes one of Canada's most popular exports, maple syrup. Audio Journeys are on the Kings Road east of Quebec City exploring a sugar stack that welcomes visitors year round to their outdoor recreation center. We visit the only Ice Hotel in North America - a chilling experience.
Audio Journeys explore Luther Burbank Home and Gardens in Santa Rosa California. It was here that the famous horticulturalist Burbank developed most of his 800 varieties of vegetables, flowers and trees.
Audio Journeys exploration of The Cornell Lab, one of the largest nature research and conservation organizations in the world, continues behind the scenes with researchers and biologists.
"good for bird watchers"
Audio Journeys are exploring Quebec City, Quebec in early February during their Annual Winter Carnival, the largest winter carnival in the world.
Audio Journeys explore Cornell Ornithology Lab, Ithaca New York. The Cornell Bird Lab is one of the largest nature research and conservation organizations in the world. This important non-profit organization protects, studies, and records the sounds of birds and other animals around the world. Part 1 of 2 part series.
We arrive in San Jose, from a small boat across Lake Petén Itzá. There are few roads into the region. This quiet lakeside hill town has a Mayan and Spanish Language School.
On a busy canal lined street in Amsterdam, Anne Frank and her Jewish family hid from the Nazis near the end of WWII. Anne Frank wrote accounts of their lives in this confinement. Learning from the one radio they shared and quietly listened to, Anne hoped her diary would be published. It was published posthumously, by her father; Anne's only relative to survive the Nazi death camps.
Audio Journeys follows in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Six hundred miles west of the coast of Equador, in the Galapagos Island chain, we explore Bartholomew Island. Its highest point is only 370 feet above sea level.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores the over 2,000-year-old city of Trier, Germany. The Porta Negra, or Black Gate, is a small piece of what remains of this ancient fortified Roman city. We explore the old city with a Historic Highlights of Germany guide.
We arrive in San Jose from a small boat across Lake Petén Itzá. There are few roads into the region. This quiet lakeside hill town has a Mayan and Spanish Language School. After a pleasant walk up the hill from the school, we find botanists preserving the traditional Mayan medicinal plants in gardens where signs help visitors with identification.
Audio Journeys explores a small patch of some of the Republic of El Salvador's last remaining rainforests. Fifty spider monkeys live in the canopy of 300-year-old trees. The spider monkeys are protected as long as they stay in this very small area, known as the Chaguantique Nature Reserve.
This important private reserve is maintained by El Salvador's ministry of Natural Resources.