In Scotland's Clyde River Valley, not far from Glasgow, the industrial town of New Lanark was established in 1785. New Lanark was one of the largest cotton manufacturing centers in Great Britain, and a model for how employees, both adults and their children were treated by the companies they worked for. Today, New Lanark is a model of cultural heritage, preservation and restoration thanks to the New Lanark Conservation Trust. We are exploring the Village with Richard Evans, development officer for the trust.
Zion is Utah's first national park. Audio Journeys explores this 100-year-old national park with a park ranger.
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 visits the Via Delorosa in Jerusalem. Our guide, historian Ruth Holzman, describes Jerusalem, looking east down the Via Dolorosa, in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City. The Via Dolorosa, according to tradition, is the route Jesus followed to his crucifixion.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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 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.)
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.
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.
In 1867 the Dominion of Canada was formed. In 1931 Canada became an independent nation within the Commonwealth. We are exploring Ottawa, Canada's Capital, in the Province of Ontario. Our exploration begins on Parliament Hill and ends across the Ottawa River at the Civilization Museum.
Audio Journeys are exploring the National Civil Rights Museum Memphis Tennesse. Forty-one years ago on April 4 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated as he was leaving the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee to join the city's sanitation workers' striking for better working conditions and pay.
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.
Audio Journeys explore Mammoth Cave National Park, Louisville, Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest and most diverse cave system with over 350 surveyed miles. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Music by Jason Serfling.
Patricia Lawrence is riding in the back of a Photo Safari truck at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park.These trucks are one of several ways visitors can get up close to some of the most endangered animals in the world. Most of the animals that live in the Wild Animal Park represent the last individuals of their species anywhere on earth.
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.
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 explores the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, including the ancient city of Petra. Over 2,600 years old, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Petra is the legacy of the Nabateaeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in south Jordan more than 2,600 years ago, dominating the trade routes of ancient Arabia. With our guide, Mohammad Mofal, we walk through the outer Siq, a steep sided gorge. Its early in the morning, we are on our way to the Treasury.