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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verb

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Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame with George Daeger

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:30 +0000

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville , Tennessee is the Mother Ship where the entire history of country music, from the 1800s to present, is showcased and revered in the 360,000 square-foot multi-story facility. Come along and discover the magic of this massive facility with guide and music aficionado George Daeger who knows his stuff as he plays in John Carter Cash’s band as well as his own with his brother, The Early Evening .

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Tennessee whole hog--to die for at Martin’s Bar-B-Que joint in Nashville

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:36:00 +0000

Patrick Martin founded Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville , Tennessee ten years ago. His cooking is such the rave around here that there are now four Nashville locations in addition to eateries in West Virginia and Kentucky. There are ribs, chicken and catfish at Martin's, but the pride of Patrick’s culinary talents is centered around his live-fire bar-b-que’d pulled West Tennessee whole hog, slow cooked in the pit for 24 hours. Join Patrick Martin at his downtown Nashville venue. No matter how you order it—on a slider, straight-up purist style, or on a cornbread pancake topped with sweet BBQ sauce and coleslaw (called a “redneck taco” on the menu)—it’s barbecue is so addictive states should regulate it. — Bon Appétit You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter:

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A visit to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico with archeologist Larry Baker

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:02:00 +0000

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is located in Northern New Mexico near Farmington. Archeologist Larry Baker, Executive Director at nearby Salmon Ruins Archeological Research Center and Library talks about the once thriving community of as many as 20,000 residents. Occupied from around 800A.D., to the 1,200s when environmental degradation led the residents to abandon their community. Chaco Canyon, administered by the National Park Service is a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

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El Rancho Inn offers SFO air travelers rare Bay Area Park & Fly option

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:12:00 +0000

A conversation with Art Schwass, General Manager at the Best Western Plus El Rancho in Millbrae, California. Schwass talks about the rapidly transforming hotel industry, competition from Air B&B, the growth of international independent travelers, and the explosive growth of online bookings. Schwass also talks about hotel’s Park & fly Program where guests receive up to 14 days free parking.

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Clifford Nae’ole talks story about significance of the Hawaiian lei

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:51:00 +0000

Clifford Nae’ole works at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui as the Cultural Advisor. Nae’ole talks story about the powerful-symbolism associated with the traditional Hawaiian Lei and sings a dreamy Hawaiian chant all about the lei. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin

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Exploring Mount Emei One of China's Four Sacred Mountains

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:32:00 +0000

A two-hour drive from the buzzing metropolis of Chengdu in Southeastern China is Mount Emei , one of four Sacred Buddhist Mountains. The mammoth mountain is home to 11 Taoist Temple complexes dating back more than 1,600 years, with a total of more than 30 Buddhist Temple complexes. China’s first Buddhist Temple was built atop Mount Emei in the 1 st Century C.E. Come along and join my friend Miu Mei as we explore Mount Emei.

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California Coast winter getaways to Morro Bay and realm of North Coast elephant seals

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:49:00 +0000

Join the conversation dockside at Morro Bay Harbor with Jennifer Little of Discover Morro Bay Tourism Bureau , Mark Elterman with California Highway 1 Coast Discovery Route , and Morro Bay hotelier Joan Solu. January and February are dubbed the “Secret Season” by local tourism industry folks.

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San Francisco’s Palace Hotel—awarded “Best Historic Hotel in America”

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:07:00 +0000

When the Palace Hotel first opened its doors in 1875 it was proclaimed the largest hotel in the world and San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. Destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, the hotel was rebuilt in 1909 and the grand dame of San Francisco lives on as the city’s most historic hotel and the place to see and be seen. Join Renee Roberts as she shares the hotel’s century long history that includes hosting luminaries from kings and queens, to Nikita Khruschev and the incubation of the United Nations.

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A Washington D.C. cabbie talks story--from Marion Barry to Uber

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Alexander Berko picked me up in front of NPR headquarters for a cab ride out to National Airport. Berko talks story about the dark days in the 1980's when Washington D.C. was known as the Murder Capital; former Mayor Marion Barry, and the struggles traditional cabbies face by brutal competition from Uber and Lyft, and most importantly his passionate pride for D.C., since emigrating from Ghana 39 years ago.

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Foo Foo Festival--showcasing Pensacola Florida’s art, culture, and entertainment

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:15:32 +0000

Join correspondent Julie Henning in Pensacola, Florida during the last weekend of the 2016 Foo Foo Festival . An anchor event each fall in Pensacola, Florida, the Blue Angel’s Homecoming Show signals the end of the tourism season and a time of milder temperatures and fewer crowds across the entire panhandle.

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Exploring 2,000 year old Chinese village of Pingle in Sichuan Province

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:38:00 +0000

Less than two hours from Chengdu in Southwestern China is the 2,000 year-old riverfront village of Pingle. Long ago it was a first stop on the fabled Southern Silk Road that stretched for five thousand miles from Chengdu to the Mediterranean. Come along and join my Chengdu based friend Mavis Liu Mei and Tiffiny Shi Shi as we explore Pingle Ancient Town.

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Exploring Northwest Arkansas with Jill Rohrbach

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Jill Rohrbach, a Travel Writer with Arkansas State Parks & Tourism , shares her insights and recommendations for experiencing Northwest Arkansas. Jill talks about the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View and other cool destinations throughout the region. We’ll also tour through the majestic caves at Blanchard Springs Caverns , a short drive from Mountain View.

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Nani Kupihe--teaching Aloha Spirit at Sheraton Kona

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:55:00 +0000

A visit with Sheraton Kona ’s Hawaiian Ho’okipa Ambassador of Culture and Activities, Nani Kupihe on the Big Island of Hawaii . I will forever remember Nani and her sweet lyrical-way of teaching Hawaiian culture, and her most touchingly infectious Aloha Spirit. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer album art Credit SATW Foundation Edit | Remove

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Sand sledding and savoring New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:38:00 +0000

Just 50 miles from Las Cruces, New Mexico is the ethereal realm of the gypsum sand dunes that have engulfed more than 250 miles of the desert. White Sands National Monument preserves and showcases this dramatic natural earthscape.

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Virginia’s oldest winery--Chateau Morrisette

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:59:00 +0000

Chateau Morrisette is Virginia’s oldest winery. It's located on the Blue Ridge Parkway , 3,500 feet above sea level, an hour from Roanoke and two hours from Greensboro, North Carolina. When the Morrisette family opened their Floyd, Virginia winery in 1978, it was the only one in the state.

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Toronto's Bloor West Village-a model revitalization showcase

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

Rebekah Nolan reports from Bloor West Village , a small community of shops on the west end of Toronto . Initially home to the heart of the city’s Ukrainian community, Bloor West Village is now a multicultural hub. This enclave of mom and pop shops has existed since the 1920s and has a definite small town feel to it.

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Big Island's Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:40:00 +0000

Just a short hop down the road from the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa is Kona Historical Society’s, Kona Coffee Living History farm , the onetime home of the Uchida Coffee farm founded in 1913. While staying at the Sheraton Kona, one of the most memorable nearby explorations was discovering how Kona coffee was grown and harvested by the pioneering Japanese farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii . You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin

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A Trail of Tears legacy--Embracing Cherokee culture in Tennessee

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Southeastern Tennessee Cherokees share their passion for Cherokee culture. Join Jamie Russell a ranger at Red Clay State Park on the outskirts of Cleveland TN . Afterwards we’ll visit with Cherokee artists Stone Wolf and Walking Bear.

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A kid’s-eye view of Costa Rica with 14 year-old podcast host Sophia Aquino

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Fourteen year-old Sophia Aquino from Coral Gables, Florida had lived the Costa Rica experience through dreamy pictures and stories--that is until her mother surprised her with a birthday-present trip to explore the jungles and towns of Costa Rica . Join Sophia as she interviews a gaggle of kids on Costa Rican holiday eco-adventure.

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Roger Rehmke’s Lodi Beer Company in downtown Lodi, California

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

A visit with Roger Rehmke, owner of Lodi Beer Company located in the heart of downtown Lodi, California . In addition to his passion as a brewmaster, Rehmke also serves as a beer judge, and operates a very popular restaurant in tandem with his Lodi brewpub.

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