Zion is Utah's first national park. Audio Journeys explores this 100-year-old national park with a park ranger.
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.
Fort Ross State Park California. Fort Ross, was a Russian Fur Trading Outpost between 1812 and 1841, never a military fort. Original builds and replicas tell of a short lived Russian history in California. Fort Ross is one of the oldest parks in the California State Park System.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a year-round wonderland. The 13th park in the system, Lassen VNP has all four types of volcanoes within its boundary. In winter, vehicles giveway to snow shoes and cross-country skiis. Patricia Lawrence is on a snowshoe walk down the middle of the snow covered park road with naturalist Ranger Steve Zachary.
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"
Patricia Lawrence explores three sacred places around San Francisco Bay - Miwok (Native Californian) fertility rock, Mt. Tamalpais, and Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill - with author and travel writer Brad Olsen.
Audio Journeys explores the Mayan world of Mesoamerica. We travel through Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Audio Journeys explores La Antigua, Guatemala, on Easter Sunday. Our walking tour begins at a hotel that once was a monestary. (This Audio Journey is also available in our MesoAmerica Series.)
Audio Journeys tour Explore Park in the Shenandoah Valley, Roanoke, Virginia. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, Explore Park’s visitors' center is open, the Living History Tour, the subject of this Audio Journey is currently closed. Four hundred years of history across the Commonwealth of Virginia series.
The National Civil War Park is a complex of sites and event locations, including a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, and dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications.
Audio Journeys explores the US's first tourist attraction, Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is one of the most visited natural wonders in the world.
Audio Journeys explore The Life of African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The first capital of the colonies, Colonial Williamsburg tells the story in the years preceding and during the American Revolution. Four hundred years of history across the Commonwealth of Virginia series.
"African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg"
Death Valley National Park in California, is a 3.5 million acre desert preserve, boasting the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America. Patricia Lawrence is exploring this land of extremes with park geologists.
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.
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 by Travel Radio International takes a walking tour of Erfurt's old city. We find out about Martin Luther, the founded of Protestantism and the Lutheran faith, and a creator of the modern German language.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International takes a road trip through the southwest United States. Overlooking the Little Colorado River, near Winslow, Arizona, not far from Interstate 40, we stop to explore Homolovi Ruins State Park. This very important Arizona park protects and interprets the 5,000-year-old Homolovi Pueblos, built by ancestors of the Hopi people of today.
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.
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.
Oglala Sioux elder, Johnson Holy Rock speaks with Patricia Lawrence about the Black Hills of South Dakota and why the tribe will not cash the check the US Federal Government gave them to pay for their sacred mountains. And we speak with Chief Oliver Red Cloud, 85-year-old grandson of Chief Red Cloud, one of the signers of the Fort Laramie Treaty that granted the Black Hills to the Sioux Nation.