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Elizabeth Gilbert's Travels

Elizabeth Gilbert shares what she's learned about life's most important relationships since she...

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Frances Mayes' Tuscany

Frances Mayes reflects on 20 years of living "Under the Tuscan Sun" — and how getting in tune...

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Instant Cities

NPR's Steve Inskeep explains what Karachi, Pakistan showed him about the mega cities that are...

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Jim Wallis' Travels

Reverend Jim Wallis describes how venturing to war zones and even to the "other side of the...

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Ken Burns' Civil War

Filmmaker Ken Burns Rick to discuss the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Burns...

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Ken Burns' National Parks

Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his life-long passion for America's national parks, and the early...

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels

"Rock star librarian" Nancy Pearl recommends favorite armchair travel books, and authors with a...

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels II

Nancy Pearl recommends more of her favorite books for armchair adventures. Related travel...

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Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari

Travel writer Paul Theroux discusses his trip to Africa, 40 years after serving there as a Peace...

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Paul Theroux's Peace Corps

Travel writer Paul Theroux talks about his experiences as an early Peace Corps volunteer in...

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Paul Theroux's Tao of Travel

Travel writer Paul Theroux talks about his book, The Tao of Travel, and offers advice for other...

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Salman Rushdie's Florence

After living for years with a death threat from Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is in a...

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Simon Winchester's Atlantic

Author Simon Winchester talks about his book "Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries,...

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Steve Inskeep's Foreign Intelligence

NPR's Steve Inskeep assesses international news coverage in the U.S. media, and why it's...

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The Pilgrimage of Annie Leibovitz

Photographer Annie Leibovitz took a road trip across the United States, on a pilgrimage to the...

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Tony Wheeler's "Bad Lands"

Rick chats with Tony Wheeler, the head of Lonely Planet publications. Tony Wheeler's company...

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Tony Wheeler's "Lonely Planet"

Rick compares notes with Tony Wheeler, the founder of what has become the world's largest travel...

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Travels of Andrew McCarthy

Actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy explains why he's made a second home in Ireland. Related...

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Exploring Possibilities: Meet The Pauly Lama

  inShare Paul Sutoris, aka The Pauly Lama (The.Pauly.Lama@gmail.com or Twitter...

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Intro from Rick Steves

Rick provides a brief introduction to his Germany and Austria playlist, a collection of audio...

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