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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Audio Journeys, from Travel Radio International, explores the Caribbean rainforest of Guatemala with a team of biologists. (This Audio Journey is also available in our MesoAmerica Series.)
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 Nevada Historical Society Museum, Reno Nevada. We discover 15,000 years of Nevada History.
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.
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.
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.