travel en Listener Essay - Folding Laundry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pamela Ethington is a writer who divides her time between Syracuse, where her home is, and Woodstock, N.Y., where her heart is. Her work has been published in New Millenium Writings. She is a student of author Martha Frankel in Woodstock.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Pamela Ethington 87353 at Listener Essay - Folding Laundry Mya Coviello Shares Her Experience Abroad <p>Advocates for studying abroad believe that students who make going overseas a part of their education helps students and future employers develop profound skills. It pushes students to get out of their comfort zone to experience another culture, language, environment, and education system. Essayist Mya Coviello shares her story of studying abroad in Europe. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Mya Coviello 86433 at Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World With Tom Zoellner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic </span>MagLev<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trains, <a href="">Tom </a></span><a href="">Zoellner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> offers a stirring story of man’s relationship with trains. In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World—from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve. Not only do trains transport people and goods in an efficient manner, but they also reduce pollution and dependency upon oil.</span></p><p>Zoellner also considers America’s culture of ambivalence to mass transit, using the perpetually stalled line between Los Angeles and San Francisco as a case study in bureaucracy and public indifference.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85072 at Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World With Tom Zoellner "My Foreign Cities" By Elizabeth Scarboro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When she was just seventeen, independent and ambitious </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth Scarboro</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> fell in love with irreverent and irresistible Stephen. She knew he had cystic fibrosis, that he was expected to live only until the age of thirty or so, and that soon she’d have a choice to make.</span></p><p>She could set out to travel, date, and lead the adventurous life she’d imagined, or she could be with Stephen, who came with an urgency of his own. In choosing him, Scarboro embraced another kind of adventure—simultaneously joyous and heartrending—staying with Stephen and building a life in the ten years they’d have together. The illness would be present in the background of their lives and then ever-more-insistently in the foreground.</p><p>Scarboro tells her story of fierce love and its limitations with humor, grace, and remarkable bravery in <em>My Foreign Cities</em>. It is a portrait of a young couple approaching mortality with reckless abandon, gleefully outrunning it for as long as they can.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82635 at "My Foreign Cities" By Elizabeth Scarboro "Flyover Lives" By Diane Johnson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Growing up in a small river town in Illinois, Diane Johnson always dreamed of floating down the Mississippi and off to see the world. Years later, at home in France, a French friend teases her: “Indifference to history—that’s why you Americans seem so naïve and don’t really know where you’re from.”</p><p>In her new memoir, <em>Flyover Lives</em>, Johnson explores the Midwest and the family’s history. In digging around, she discovered letters and memoirs written by generations of stalwart pioneer ancestors.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81988 at "Flyover Lives" By Diane Johnson Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><br><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Tolls will soon return for motorists traveling on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike.</span></font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:02:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73241 at Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored Great Barrington Woman Completes Run Across Country for Youth Travel <p>A former high school teacher from Columbia County has completed a long trek to raise money so young people can have the opportunity to travel.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 71936 at Great Barrington Woman Completes Run Across Country for Youth Travel Andrew McCarthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Though most renowned for his roles in seminal 80s films like <em>Pretty in Pink</em>&nbsp;and <em>St. Elmo’s Fire</em>, Andrew McCarthy has gone on to become a director, a revered travel journalist and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. In <em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451667485&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451667485" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, McCarthy recounts his journey towards self-awareness and his fears of commitment.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48696 at Andrew McCarthy An Unfriendly Town <p>Looking for a warm welcome in a new city? Don't come to Albany - that's the message from a new survey of the most and least friendly places on the planet.<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:25:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 70537 at An Unfriendly Town Vox Pop : Open Forum - Taxi! : 5/14/13 <p>If you’ve ever found yourself standing on a busy city street corner with one foot in the gutter and an outstretched arm, you know the perils and victory that can be associated with travel by taxi.</p><p>We’ve all heard the urban legends of the child born in the back of a cab, or the long lost loves rain soaked reunion in the back seat of a yellow livery car, but today we want to hear your real life “taxi cab confessions” whether hopeful, or harrowing.<em> </em>WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 17:57:50 +0000 64646 at Vox Pop : Open Forum - Taxi! : 5/14/13