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Frances Mayes' Tuscany

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

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Instant Cities

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

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Jim Wallis' Travels

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

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Ken Burns' Civil War

Filmmaker Ken Burns Rick to discuss the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Burns explains what his research...

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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 memories that...

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels

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

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Nancy Pearl's Armchair Travels II

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

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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 Corps volunteer....

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Paul Theroux's Peace Corps

Travel writer Paul Theroux talks about his experiences as an early Peace Corps volunteer in Africa in the 1960s and...

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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 travelers gleaned...

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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 unique position to...

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Simon Winchester's Atlantic

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

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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 important for us to keep up...

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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 homes of famous people...

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Tony Wheeler's "Bad Lands"

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

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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 empire, Lonely...

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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 travel information...

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Intro from Rick Steves

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

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Walking Vienna

Austrian guide Andrea Wolf walks us through the elegant streets of the former Habsburg capital, where living well is...

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Swiss Mix

Two tour guides to Switzerland explain how that country pulls different cultures and language together to forge a...

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