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Episodes for January 2010
January 2010 TO HEAR ANY OF THESE 2-MINUTE PROGRAMS (ON OR AFTER THE AIRDATE), VISIT www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=14057 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY PROGRAM, CHECK THE ADJACENT “FMI” LINKS January 3. Beating the post holiday blues As a new year of struggles await, work demands aren’t all that can get you down. Even a mountain of laundry can unleash an avalanche of post holiday blues. Here are some tips to get you through those first days back. January 5. International Service Executive Corps Many retired professionals have meaningful travel experiences helping people in developing countries learn to use modern management techniques. FMI - www.iesc.org/ January 6. Savoring Mexico's city of silver More than three centuries ago, fortune hunters descended on the city of Zacatecas. The lucky ones used their wealth to erect elaborately carved cathedrals and pastel colored neoclassical mansions. FMI - http://wikitravel.org/en/Zacatecas January 7. A dog sledding vacation Not everyone flees winter's cold for sunny Caribbean beaches. Some travelers prefer places where the chill is the thrill. FMI - www.dogmushing.com/ January 10. The seven summits of the world Here's a tour of what many aficionados call the grand slam of mountaineering. Scaling the tallest peak on each of the earth's seven continents. FMI – www.mtsobek.com January 11. Guidebook guide The Internet notwithstanding, this may just be the golden age of guidebooks. With so many options, just figuring out which guidebook series suits your particular travel preferences can be a tricky proposition. January 12. The waves of Haleiwa The most interesting places to visit are often well removed from the bustling tourist centers. This axiom is especially true when seeking great surf on the islands of Hawaii. January 13. Going underground in Rome It's always been evident that Rome wasn't built in a day. In fact the eternal city has been under construction for more than three millennia. January 14 Above ground in Rome Last time we took a peek beneath the streets of Rome. There's plenty of ancient history to be seen above ground in the eternal city as well. Consider the Roman passion for obelisks. January 17. Balancing the foreign and the familiar The farther and more often we wander, what we learn is that for all their differences, people there are not unlike people here. January 18. Canoeing in the Okefenokee The delta that lies between the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers in southeastern Georgia is a vast inland swamp where visitors find exquisite silence. FMI - www.fws.gov/okefenokee/ January 19. The island of Mauritius A tall, peaked, volcanic jewel of an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is just 36 miles long by 24 miles wide and surrounded by the world's largest unbroken coral reef. FMI – www.mauritius.net January 20. Web cams around the world The fusion of Internet technology and old-fashioned wanderlust has created a new kind of tourism. January 24. Finding gold in California In 1848 James Marshall's lucky discovery changed our nation's psyche and transformed the American West into a mythical land where fortunes were made in dreams came true. FMI - www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484 January 25. All-inclusive insights Ever since Club Med pioneered the one price covers all vacation resort the concept has evolved. These days dozens of all-inclusive resorts offer great vacations around the world, but there are also big differences. January 27. Hong Kong's island of prayer Despite Chek Lap Kok airport off its northern shore, Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong's many islands, is still a surprisingly uninhabited place. FMI – www.hkta.org January 28. On a tour of Tasmania The huge island 150 miles south of Australia, Tasmania is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, a place where more than a third of its territory is designated protected wilderness. FMI – www.discovertasmania.com
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