show episodes
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
G.O. Get Outside: The Podcast is a radio-style interview show for people who want to spend more time outdoors. Each episode of G.O. delves into the outdoor lifestyle of some everyday person who probably has more in common with you than you think. Whether you are BASE jumping off a flying unicorn or hiking around your neighborhood in between diaper changes, you have a place here.
 
Sparta Chicks Radio shares inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more f ...
 
Are you looking for a high energy, in yo' face, push thru the pain, explode thru the weight,"WITNESS MY FITNESS" podcast? Well, THIS ISN'T IT! If what you ARE looking for is inspiring conversations with regular people who have attained exceptional results, then you are in the right place! Do you want to better understand how to train as your body ages through the decades? How something that worked in your 20's could actually be keeping you from excelling in your 40's. I'll introduce you to s ...
 
Disclaimer. Do not use any handheld radio, telephone, mobile phone, computer, listening, or other device while operating any type of vehicle or transportation. Before you begin to download any episode and/or listen to Groovy Outdoors, you agree to this and failure may result in litigation against you or your agent in the event you are held liable or responsible for operating any type of device while operating any type of vehicle or transportation. In short, do not use a device and attempt to ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Episode 339 ~ August 11, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean took a canoe trip into Manitou Lake in Algonquin Park There are many reasons why you put your identification on your paddle craft, and not just safety reasons You can paddle the canals of The Hague this summer / fall A couple of paddlers traveled the length of the Nile…
 
Actress Joanna Lumley details her 4,000-mile trek up the Nile River to the river's fabled source in Rwanda. Joanna shares what she learned from people she met while filming a documentary about the trip, and describes her ride to the pyramids on one very fine camel. And TV host Samantha Brown tells Rick how she keeps herself from stressing out over …
 
Rick checks in with Dylan Thuras from Atlas Obscura to discuss a few of their favorite small, sometimes eccentric museums around the world. Then author Peter Fiennes describes some of the real sites where Greek myths were set, and how they can speak to us today. And two historian tour guides share some of their top reasons to visit the Peloponnese,…
 
English tour guides share their enthusiasm for enjoying the riot of color and inspiration you'll find in England's best country gardens. Then author Catie Marron explains how she designed and planted a garden as a way to feel a sense of belonging in her new home. And physicist Alan Lightman explains why it's healthy to give yourself a little unstru…
 
Episode 337 ~ July 28, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Derek is heading to Wabakimi, the Arctic Cowboys were in Ottawa, humpback whales are in Plymouth Summer camp can spark creativity and resourcefulness in kids There is a new sports league in the U.S. called the Kayak Fishing League (KFL)By SR
 
Author Mark Adams shares what he learned about Incan history while trekking to Machu Picchu. Then author Sarah Vowell explains how Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette helped unify Americans after the contentious presidential election of 1824. And Rick checks in with tour guides from Edinburgh to get tips on visiting Scotland's whisky distil…
 
Episode 336 ~ July 21, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics There are two big races on the Yukon River. One is almost a free-for-all, the other a very strictly regulated race Looking for a spot to try paddling in New York City? We list some spots in the 5 Boroughs to check out A couple of craftsman are rediscovering old and lost techniques for building dugou…
 
Enjoy some of the best-ever writing on life in far-away places with a recommended reading list from a Harvard professor of comparative literature. Then get tips on the historic towns and royal retreats that are easily enjoyed as day trips from Berlin. And hear about daily life in Mexico City in 2022 from an American expat — and why he considers his…
 
Episode 335 ~ July 14, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Bear Mountain Boats has teamed up with Nova Craft Canoe to produce the Dragonfly Tandem Dragon Boat Is the high demand for outdoor gear starting to come to an end? It seems that people are starting to leave destination info off their social media posts. Is this a good thing? Stand Up for Great Lakes…
 
Celebrate Bastille Day with French guides. They'll explain the impressionist techniques perfected in the early 20th century, provide insider advice for designing the perfect Parisian itinerary, and help tackle the immense collection at the Louvre. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and…
 
Episode 334 ~ July 7, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean took his daughter to the local river to teach her some solo canoe paddling skills and it turned into more than just a paddle After accompanying the hubby on canoe camping trips for the past few years, someone went on her first backcountry canoe trip without him…
 
New York Times reporter John Branch tells us how one family in southern Utah keeps a cowboy tradition alive at rodeos across the West. Chris Baker recommends itineraries for scenic road trips and sites to explore across California. Plus, Jack Davis pays tribute to the American bald eagle, whose recovery from the brink of extinction is an environmen…
 
Episode 333 ~ June 30, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean and Derek put the canoe on the roof of the truck and drove to Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior in one day, stopping at each to put the canoe in the water and go for a paddle. What started as one of Sean’s crazy ideas turned into a great adventure.…
 
Explore what Canada has to offer! Newfoundland's Alan Doyle recommends sights to enjoy the rugged beauty of his Atlantic island home. Comedian and author Rick Mercer shares some of his favorite places to enjoy across Canada. Plus, raise a glass to New Orleans as Elizabeth Pearce unveils how to appreciate the history of America's most "spirited city…
 
Episode 332 ~ June 23, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics The Outdoor Retailer Show was held in Denver and there are three items that people should know about The Whisky War between Canada and Denmark is over. It was the friendliest war in history. National Canoe Day is upon us and Sean & Derek share their canoe paddling plans for the weekend…
 
Hear how the characters of Nordic mythology can help you better understand the past, and how they influence the epic tales that entertain us today. Discover Dutch towns to explore beyond Amsterdam where you can view technological marvels as well as medieval charm. Also, find out how tourism in Nicaragua is trying to rebound from multiple setbacks, …
 
Episode 331 ~ June 16, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics 3 college friends are taking 3 years to paddle up to Hudson Bay, but there is something unusual about this group 3 friends are going to standup paddleboard across Lake Ontario as part of their bid to cross all the Great Lakes for a good cause Paddling with a friend is great and even better if it is …
 
Get tips from an American-Japanese author for experiencing the rugged allure of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Then hear from a nature photographer what it's like to spend a summer boating up Hudson Bay in search of polar bears. And learn all about how Dubliners celebrate Bloomsday — good fun even if you still haven't finished Ulysses. For mo…
 
Episode 330 ~ June 9, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Cyril Derreumaux attempted to paddle solo from California to Hawaii in 2021 but was stopped by extreme weather 6 days in. Did he learn anything that will help him on his second attempt? The Chestnut Canoe Co. made cedar canvas canoes starting in 1904. Are they just a footnote in history or is there s…
 
Two English tour guides discuss a time-honored way to enjoy the British countryside: "rambling" along Britain's well-marked system of hiking trails. Then author Peter Fiennes describes his cross-country journeys in the footsteps of great British writers, and what his travels revealed about how much the UK has changed in recent years. And Rick learn…
 
Episode 329 ~ June 2, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics West Hansen and the Arctic Cowboys are about to embark on an expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage by kayak in one season. West joins us to talk about the preparations, logistics, concerns and goals of such an undertaking.By SR
 
Get in a festive mood as Rick invites a few of his friends to compare the beer styles of Europe, and the cultures that go with them. Also, writer David Farley tells us about an eccentric hill town not far from Rome. It's home to a generation of bohemian residents, and one of the strangest mysteries in Italy — a centuries-old relic the Vatican would…
 
Episode 328 ~ May 26, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics An Australian man decided to start paddling a local river and 13,000 kms later… There is a debate brewing that would make wearing a PFD in a boat a law. Not just have one available, but actually be wearing it. It is the season for ticks and it is about to get worse…
 
Author Graham Robb describes a few of the extraordinary historical characters of Paris. Then vintner and tour guide Cecilia Bottai shares tips for planning a getaway to the relaxed "green heart" of central Italy. And author Celia Lyttelton tells us how she traveled the world to find the ingredients for making her very own custom perfume. For more i…
 
Episode 327 ~ May 19, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Costs are rising, so is it cheaper to have a staycation close to home or take a vacation somewhere tropical? Sean is listening to a new audio book called Riverman An American Odyssey and it is fascinating The Great Danish Paddle is one man’s adventure to discover his own country and people within it …
 
Journalist Euny Hong explains how South Korea has made itself not only an economic powerhouse but a pop-culture superpower. And tour guides from Portugal join Rick to share recommendations for planning a week's getaway to Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, and the colorful, historic towns in between. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - inclu…
 
Episode 326 ~ May 12, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Derek and Sean headed to a local river for their first paddle of the season Sean took his new Kokatat Odyssey drysuit out for a test paddle and jumped into Lake Ontario in near freezing water A Mega-drought is causing some havoc with paddlesports along the western side of North & South America…
 
British travel writer Will Hide recounts his journeys along the back roads of Appalachia, where country music first arose from the melodies and instruments of immigrants from the British Isles. Then tour guides from France share tips on exploring the Loire Valley's many magnificent châteaux. And author Sara Zaske reveals what she learned from the G…
 
Episode 325 ~ May 5, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics The Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show was an in person event again and there was lots to see A book describes the origins of camping and the different meanings camping has for people and groups A certain etiquette has been associated with pooping in the outdoors for decades, but now it is changing…
 
Guidebook co-author Pat O'Connor delves into the details of driving in Ireland, where renting a car can be worth the extra expense when it gives you the flexibility to explore the countryside on your own schedule. Then author Mary Morris explains why she prefers to go solo to connect with other people in her travels, and how she ensures her safety.…
 
Episode 324 ~ April 28, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics As paddling season begins, it is a good time to remind everyone of the importance of paddling safety kits and what should be in them every time you go out on the water Nebraska hold the Polar Bear Tank Race and it sounds like a blast, even if it is in March and there is snow What could be more fun …
 
Travel writer Julian Sancton tells us how a trip to Antarctica helped him see that continent through the eyes of the early polar explorers. Then science reporter Zach St. George explains how some North American tree species are migrating to survive a warming climate. And two Italy-based tour guides take us to the resort lakes of northern Italy, whe…
 
Episode 323 ~ April 21, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics An update on the Kenduskeag Steam Canoe race with 400 canoes, a shotgun start and utter chaos Can you go to the wilderness and sit for hours on end and do nothing? One man is a competitive wilderness sitter The University of Minnesota Duluth has a new Flow Pump system in their pool that lets you tr…
 
Get acquainted with some of the most popular French and Italian saints, and learn why they remain important to their countrymen. Plus, actor David Suchet shares what he discovered while making a documentary about the life and times of St. Peter, and the first-century world he inhabited in Galilee. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - i…
 
Episode 322 ~ April 14, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics After 2 years of not attending any paddle related events, it was great to attend the Ontario Backcountry Canoe Symposium in person and talk face to face with a lot of people. Awesome meeting so many of our listeners for the first time and catching up with those we have met before. The vendors that …
 
Kayaker Dave Ellingson tells us how he learned to savor the unexpected on a paddling adventure in Minnesota. Then German comedian Hape Kerkeling relives his hike on the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain, where he learned something new every day. And adventurer Christina Nealson recommends places in New Mexico to get in touch with both the indigenou…
 
Episode 321 ~ April 7, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Two kayak fishing stories that have unexpected results There are at least two Expeditions heading north this summer that will be exciting to follow Who is Pink Floyd and where did he come from A National Park Ranger is retiring and there is something special about this one The 52nd Annual Canoe The …
 
Get an expert's tips for enjoying the best of the Louvre's gigantic trove of treasures on a short visit. Then hear about what you can expect from US embassy and consulate staff, should you need their assistance while traveling, from the President of the American Foreign Service Association. And listen in as Rick recalls his first unchaperoned backp…
 
Episode 320 ~ March 31, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Imaging being so passionate about paddles that you make one a week for a year If you want a canoe for fishing, and only fishing, we have the 5 best to choose from There were some sneaky goings on in Central Park, New York that involved all the bodies of water within it There is a battle going on in…
 
A Brussels-based tour guide offers his recommendations for making the most of a weekend in the Belgian capital. Then one of Rick's co-authors joins us to explore what it means to become a "temporary local" when traveling, and how it can help you actually relax on your next vacation. And listeners share ideas for enjoying areas they know well, as lo…
 
Episode 319 ~ March 24, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean paid a visit to Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre Sean is the proud owner of a brand new dry suit and a fancy pair of shoes to go with it If you have ever thought of testing yourself on the Meanest Link in Algonquin Park, you can now to do it with a guide The Mattawa River Canoe Race i…
 
Irish-born comedian and writer Maeve Higgins shares what she's observed about the US after a decade of living in New York City, and Irish tour guide Barry Moloney explains why his hometown of Kinsale, on the scenic south coast of County Cork, is so popular among visitors. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descripti…
 
Episode 318 ~ March 17, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics With the war in the Ukraine, the Paddling Community has come together to help it’s own Lack of paddle craft storage is causing problems for some big city paddlers The BC Marine Trail allows you to paddle some of the most breath taking scenery along British Columbia’s coastline. It is made up of fou…
 
Hear how the Irish language, once banned by English colonial rulers, has re-assumed its place at the heart of Irish identity. Then listen in as musician Kieran O'Hare explains why he finds Irish bagpipes more pleasing than the better-known Scottish ones, and plays a few traditional tunes on the Irish tin whistle. And eavesdrop on a pair of Irishmen…
 
Episode 317 ~ March 10, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics John is back from Florida and tells us all about his canoe trip in the Everglades There is a donut shaped lake in Quebec known as the Manicouagan Reservoir Calamity Kayaking in Scotland does a big solid for the local environmentBy SR
 
Learn about the Ancient Ohio Trail and its cluster of mysterious geometric earthworks left behind by pre-Columbian "mound builder" cultures. Then find out which cultural treasures — architecture, landscapes, townscapes — have been added to the World Monuments Fund's most recent list of endangered sites. And hear about some of the more curious place…
 
Episode 316 ~ March 3, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is back and there is something for everyone to enjoy The Red Bull Midsummer Vikings in Denmark is more than just a simple SUP race New Mexico Supreme Court has made a ruling regarding water access that affects everyoneBy SR
 
A few weeks ago, Sparta Chicks Radio celebrated its 5th birthday. And there is no one I’d rather share that celebration with than this week’s return guest, Lucy Barnard! Lucy is attempting to become the 1st woman to walk the length of the world. She set off in February 2017 from Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina to walk to Barrow, Alaska; a journey of …
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login