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A Thai couple smiles as they eat street food

Bangkok Street Food {format} 4:23 Jake Warga

A culinary tour of Bangkok's infamous street food. "The less aesthetic appeal a restaurant has, the better the food is going to be. You have to be a bit adventurous. These arenít pretty restaurants so you need to be a little bit daring."

Broadcast: Apr 25 2011 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Food, International, Travel


A fisherman on a lobster boat

Swedish Lobster Safari {format} 4:16 Jake Warga

A foodie tour with shellfish chefs in West Sweden and the capitol, Stockholm.

Broadcast: Feb 8 2011 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Food, Travel


Wilson Olingetti, one of the spotter guides

A New Safari Tourism {format} 3:14 Jake Warga

Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities.

Broadcast: Nov 18 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Travel, Environment


Falcon on perch w/ hood

Dubai and the Desert {format} 4:30 Jake Warga

Dubai is a city that tries to escape the desert, and now the desert is where people go to escape the city. A look at the relationship between the two, and how reviving the ecology also helps bring back the cultural past. See Jake's Dubai desert photo gallery.

Broadcast: May 10 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Environment, Travel


Couple in period dress dancing on Henley-on-Mersey, Bells Parade, Latrobe, Tasmania

Australia Day, Tasmania {format} 3:02 Jake Warga

On January 26 1788, a British fleet carrying hundreds of convicts from England arrived in what became the colony of New South Wales. Australia Day is celebrates the founding with great gusto in Tasmania. In the town of Latrobe, the day is filled competitive wood chopping, whip-cracking and ferret racing (photos).

Broadcast: Jan 26 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel, Historical Anniversaries, Entertainment


Wayside Motel sign

Route 66 Postcard {format} 8:20 Jake Warga

A road trip along historic route 66 in New Mexico, exploring America's past and present. Tour includes a Santa Fe cooking class, a hot air balloon ride above Albuquerque, Acoma tribal traditions, a mining museum in Grants and a historic hotel in Gallup.

Broadcast: Oct 13 2009 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Travel, Historical


Tourists snap photos

Norfolk Island {format} 5:04 Jake Warga

Captain Cook gave Norfolk Island its first tourist slogan when he spotted it in 1774: "Jewell of the Pacific". In 1825 it became "Hell on Earth," the most feared of England's penal colonies in Australia, designed as, "a place of the extremist punishment short of death." Later, it was given to the decedents of the Mutiny on the Bounty to settle. Now, the tourism slogan is: "Norfolk Island... be surprised" -- and the island has become completely dependent on tourism. (Check Jake's Norfolk photo gallery.)

Broadcast: Sep 1 2009 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Travel, Historical


Cabin, fence and sky in the Yukon

Exploring The Yukon {format} 5:26 Jake Warga

The lore of the Yukon used to be the gold, hidden in the rocks. Today, only a few still dig and pan, but others treasures in culture and history still abound.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2009 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Historical, Travel


Crowded Juifen, Taiwan city street

Travel Tips {format} 4:30 Jake Warga

A travel writer's tips for international travellers via an audio postcard from Taiwan. See Jake's Taiwan photos.

Broadcast: Dec 15 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel


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Post Biking Paradise Lost {format} 3:49 Mark Allen

The commentator finally gets to the vacation spot he's always admired from afar -- but a bad bike spill forever clouds his view of his sunny paradise.

Broadcast: Oct 10 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Travel





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